AB 5 Survives Repeal, But Some Local Freelancers Are Hopeful Changes Could Be Coming

first_imgGovernment AB 5 Survives Repeal, But Some Local Freelancers Are Hopeful Changes Could Be Coming Author of bill that limits freelancers promises ‘We’re Making Changes’ Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 6:33 pm Top of the News 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeauty California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rockland), left, and AB-5 author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego).California Assembly Bill AB 5 stands firmly in place after a motion by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rockland), was voted down by the State Assembly Thursday morning, 50-15.The bill codifies into law a landmark Supreme Court of California case which ruled most freelancer workers are actually employees and must be classified as such, dramatically restricting who can qualify as an independent contractor.But the bill’s original author promised to make changes to the bill to protect some freelancers.“Having heard additional feedback from a variety of freelance writers, photographers and journalists, we are making changes to Assembly Bill 5 that accommodate their needs and still proved protections from misclassification,” said Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego).Freelance journalist Kathryn Ross whose work has appeared in Pasadena Now and the Pasadena Weekly criticized the AB5 on Thursday.“The nature of my work has always been creative,” said Ross. “I’m a writer and author and often have to move around throughout the week to different appointments and gigs in different SoCal cities throughout the day that just wouldn’t be possible with an in-house position. Freelance writing helped me stay afloat throughout college and grad school by giving me a way to earn steady income while keeping a flexible schedule and it’s become a cornerstone of my career today. AB5 threatens my main source of income and puts me at a disadvantage with most companies simply because I live in California. I’m seriously concerned about how the law will change my work and daily life and I’m wary each time I get a new gig because I’m just not sure how long it’s going to last. It’s really thrown a wrench in my sense of job security.”Kiley and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Murrieta) co-authored AB 1928 as an urgency measure that would have returned the legal standard of what independent contracting was before AB 5 was enacted at the beginning of the year.The duo felt that the State Legislature should suspend the changes that were made until there were further considerations made.Kiley’s motion was largely rejected because of procedural issues and Gonzales suddenly announced that there were going to be changes made to AB 5 that she felt would make the bill more palatable by those affected.After the vote squashed Kiley’s motion to repeal AB 5, Assemblywoman Gonzales took to Twitter to further express her feelings.“When we passed #AB 5 last year, we acknowledged our work to provide clarity following the #Dynamex decision wasn’t done. After more than a year of meetings, fact-findings and discussions with freelance writers and journalists, we’re making changes…”Soon after the vote, Assemblyman Kiley spoke to the press about his disappointment with the motion’s defeat.“The Assembly consciously chose to keep enforcing a law that everyone, including the author, acknowledges has major problems and is destroying people’s lives. I’ve never been more ashamed of this legislative body.” Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Charlie Austin’s debut Southampton goal piles pressure on Louis van Gaal

first_img Press Association United supporters once again vented their anger towards Van Gaal after watching their team put on yet another dull, uninspiring performance at Old Trafford. Boos rang out around Old Trafford at half-time and following the final whistle as Saints recorded only their second win at United’s home since 1988, but also their second in 13 months. Charlie Austin scored the winner with his first touch in a Southampton shirt to pile the pressure on beleaguered Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. There was no doubting who the home supporters blamed for this latest insipid display. Van Gaal was jeered at as he walked down the tunnel. The message was clear – he is no longer wanted by some of them. United’s fans had every right to feel let down by the United manager. This was dour stuff from United, possibly the worst performance of what has been a forgettable season. And they are now five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with 15 matches to go. United too often shifted the ball sideways and backwards, which caused groans from the home supporters. And when Austin rose unmarked to power in James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick in the 87th minute, it came as no surprise. United offered next to nothing in front of goal. Fraser Forster had one save to make all match. Van Gaal claimed in his programme notes that United had started 2016 “well”, but the home fans who were put through yet another dreadful 45 minutes must have disagreed. Yes, results had improved recently, but the style of play has not. United were often ponderous in possession and seemed too nervous to pass forward. Daley Blind provided Forster with his only test of the opening 45 minutes, but the England goalkeeper had little trouble collecting the Dutchman’s long-range shot. Wayne Rooney dragged a shot wide and Anthony Martial tried to chase a short backpass from Virgil van Dijk, but otherwise there was little optimism from the home supporters. Those who left their seats for their half-time refreshments just after the half hour mark missed the best chance of the half. It went to Southampton, who should have taken the lead when Dusan Tadic played a one-two with Sadio Mane but the striker’s touch let him down and David de Gea collected. Boos rang out when United pumped the ball forward twice in quick succession and more jeers came when the half-time whistle sounded. Cheers greeted the announcement that the blundering Marouane Fellaini, who had earlier caught Victor Wanyama with his forearm while jumping, was to be replaced by Juan Mata. The Spaniard injected purpose and energy into United’s attacks. Mata laid the ball off to Martial inside the box, but Van Dijk put in a well-timed interception to deny the Frenchman. Saints rose to the challenge, launching an assault on the United defence around the hour. Wanyama and Long went close with headers from inside the box. Van Gaal was forced into an unwanted substitution when Matteo Darmian, the club’s only fit senior full-back, was replaced by Paddy McNair after being caught in the ribs by Long while jumping for the ball. Austin came on for his Saints debut with 12 minutes to go. His strike partner Long wasted a good chance by heading over James Ward-Prowse’s cross. Austin did not pass on his opportunity, however. The £4million signing lost his marker and powered in Ward-Prowse’s free-kick before Van Gaal walked down the touchline to boos and whistles from the home fans. TWEET OF THE MATCH “7 wins in 22 for #mufc now all comps. 5 PL wins in 16. Every forward step followed by two backwards. How much longer can LvG cling on?” – Sport Journalist Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) questions how long Louis van Gaal can keep his job at Old Trafford. RATINGS MANCHESTER UNITED David de Gea: 6 (out of 10) Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: 5 Chris Smalling: 6 Daley Blind: 5 Matteo Darmian: 6 Morgan Schneiderlin: 5 Marouane Fellaini: 5 Jesse Lingard: 6 Ander Herrera: 6 Anthony Martial: 5 Wayne Rooney: 5 Subs: Juan Mata: 6 Paddy McNair: 5 Adnan Januzaj: 5 SOUTHAMPTON: Fraser Forster: 6 Cedric Soares: 6 Jose Fonte: 7 Virgil van Dijk: 7 Ryan Bertrand: 7 Matt Targett: 6 Jordy Clasie: 7 Dusan Tadic: 6 Victor Wanyama: 7 Sadio Mane: 7 Shane Long: 6 Subs: Oriol Romeu: 6 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Charlie Austin: 7 STAR PLAYER Ryan Bertrand. The England international – who is currently being linked with United – was one of several Southampton defenders to put in a solid shift. Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk also impressed. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Charlie Austin’s goal. Eight minutes after coming off the bench, Southampton’s new striker marked his debut with the first thing even approaching clinical finishing the game had seen as he nodded in fellow substitute James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick. VIEW FROM THE BENCH After a more encouraging performance attack-wise against Newcastle and good result at Liverpool, Louis van Gaal was looking for a combination of the two from his team here. But he saw them deliver neither, United producing another home display devoid of creative spark and condemned to defeat by Austin’s late header. Van Gaal’s counterpart and fellow Dutchman Ronald Koeman will be delighted with a sturdy, patient effort from Southampton that was rewarded with all three points after the new frontman was thrown on. MOAN OF THE MATCH There had been signs of late that things were starting to pick up for Van Gaal’s side, but this was another performance to leave United fans wondering what direction their club is heading in. The Red Devils seem incapable of building any momentum at the moment and the players appear to be hampered by nerves at their own stadium. NEXT UP Derby County v Manchester United, FA Cup fourth round, Friday 29 January. Arsenal v Southampton, Barclays Premier League, Tuesday 2 February last_img read more

Roger Stone to be sentenced despite controversy

first_imgJudge Amy Berman Jackson will still give Stone time to make challenges in his case after he is sentenced. That means that even if the judge sentences him to jail this week, he won’t be detained right away. Judge Amy Berman Jackson declared Roger Stone to be sentenced on Thursday as scheduled, after rejecting requests from the defense for a delay over concerns of jury misconduct.Roger Stone, ex-Trump advisor, was convicted last year on 7 charges of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.Jackson’s decision comes after Stone’s defense made a second request for a new trial last Friday.Judge Holds Special Hearing in Roger Stone Case Todaylast_img

Christmas/New Year’s Message From the Consul General of Jamaica at Miami,…

first_imgIt is hard to believe that another year has passed and that we are preparing to celebrate the Christmas Season once again.  Of course, the Season symbolizes the spirit of hope, family, togetherness and rebirth. It is also a time for us to reflect on the year that passed, and to focus our minds and energies on the tasks that lie ahead for us as individuals, as a people and as a nation.This year Jamaica celebrated its 55th year of Independence, which was observed under the theme “Celebrating Jamaicans at home and abroad”.  This theme recognizes that the strength of Jamaica lies in the talent, resilience and creativity of our people, whether at “yawd” or “abrawd” – a people that continue to rise above what may seem to be insurmountable challenges and who continue to exert their influence at the global level.As part of the celebrations to mark this milestone year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade hosted the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in Kingston, which served to reinforce the bonds of nationhood among Jamaicans across the globe and to highlight the areas for opportunity and collaboration with the Diaspora.For our part, the Consulate-General has sought to foster a sense of community within the area under our jurisdiction, as Jamaicans overseas have a key role to play in ensuring that Jamaica becomes the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.  In this regard, I express sincere gratitude to the various diaspora groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Jamaica in diverse areas including education, health, social programmes, business development and the fight against crime. The Consulate-General is committed to doing what we can to deepen this on-going partnership during the coming year and beyond.On behalf of the staff of the Consulate-General of Jamaica at Miami, I convey best wishes for this Christmas Season and a New Year that is filled with countless blessings.One love!Franz HallConsul General for the Southeastern United States of America,The Bahamas and the Cayman Islandslast_img read more

Experimental Biologists Look to Animals for Inspiration

first_img1Jackie Chappell, “Avian Cognition: Understanding Tool Use,” Current Biology, Volume 16, Issue 7, 4 April 2006, Pages R244-R245, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.03.019.2Henderson et al., “Timing in Free-Living Rufous Hummingbirds, Selasphorus rufus,” Current Biology, Volume 16, Issue 5, 7 March 2006, Pages 512-515, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.01.054.Most of these stories did not mention evolution, and in those that did, it was more an aftermarket gloss than a contribution to the scientific understanding.  A revolution in animal studies is underway – a revolution based on design principles.  The investigations here presuppose that there are elegant designs in nature that humans can try to understand.  The design principles observed are transferable to human engineering.  Darwinism, a minor Victorian religious sect, has nothing to offer the Information Age.  Think design.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Whether insects, fish, birds or mammals, animals have a lot to teach scientists and engineers.  Here are some recent stories that begin to answer, “How do they do that?” with hopes that humans might be able to mimic their feats.Hard sponges:  Aimee Cunningham in Science News (03/25/2006; 169:12, p. 184) described the astonishment Joanna Aizenberg (Bell Labs) felt about the Venus Flower Basket sponge   Not only is its silicate glass structure strong enough for a man to stand on, it is intricately woven with cross bridges and organic shock-absorbing glue – “the most perfect design I have ever seen.”  (See also 07/08/2005 and 03/01/2004 about its fiber optics.)Tough beaks:  In the same Science News article, Cunningham told about Mark Meyers (UC San Diego) being impressed with the beaks of toucans in Brazil.  Toucans have the largest beak-to-body ratio of any bird; they use them to grip heavy fruit, which they skillfully toss into the air to gulp down.  “The beak must be rigid enough to resist bending and twisting forces, and yet this stiffness can’t come with great weight, or the bird couldn’t get off the ground,” Cunningham writes of Meyers’ findings.  “Indeed, despite its dominating size, the beak makes up only one-twentieth of the toucan’s body mass.”  Materials scientists are very interested in such substances found in sea sponges, seashells, oysters and bird beaks, because they are lightweight and resistant to fracture without sacrificing strength.Weird tooth:  Science News (3/25/2006, 169:12, p. 186) also had more details about narwhals, the arctic whales with the big spiral tusks that apparently serve as environmental antennae (see 12/13/2005).  Susan Milius wrote about the difficulty Martin Nweeia (dentist at Harvard Medical School) had in studying the elusive animals.  Little is known about the life habits of these medium-size whales that spend much of their lives under the Arctic ice, but scientists are beginning to follow them with sensors embedded in their skin, which have detected them making record dives to 1,800 meters.  Though some researchers insist the tusks are sexually-selected structures for male prowess, Nweeia felt the 10 million tubules connecting to the nerves don’t make sense if the tusks are mere fishing spears or lances for dueling.  He said, “When you have something so exquisite, you don’t bring that on the battlefield.”Bee Landing Gear:  According to EurekAlert, the Society for Experimental Biology found out why orchid bees let their feet dangle under them while flying.  The feet provide extra lift and prevent roll at high speeds.  This principle might help with the design of miniature flying machines for search and rescue operations.Rabbit tricks:  A greyhound pursuing a rabbit might give up and call it a bad hare day.  The rabbit has better muscles for jumping and quick turns, says a report on EurekAlert.Follow the ant home:  An ant may know the route better than a man with a map and compass.  Ants can remember landmarks, but also have a backup system, says a story from the Society for Experimental Biology reported on EurekAlert.  They have a “path integrator” that “allows them to create straight shortcuts back to the nest even when the outbound part of the forage run was very winding,” by constantly reassessing position with an internal compass and measure of distance traveled.  “Knowledge about path integration and landmark learning gained from our experiments with ants has already been incorporated in autonomous robots,” the article says.Follow the ant under the bar:  Ants can do limbo, says another story on EurekAlert.  They can visually judge the height of a horizontal barrier and crawl under it without slowing down.  The ants can sense a barrier with either eyes or antennae.Crow puzzle:  Rooks, a kind of crow, passed an intelligence test.  They were able to manipulate a piece of food through a tunnel that contained a trap door.  EurekAlert summarized a series of experiments reported in Current Biology1 that supported the idea these birds use sophisticated physical cognition to understand puzzles and how to solve them, unlike preprogrammed robots that merely make associations.Hummingbird memory:  Another report in Current Biology2 last month found that hummingbirds never forget.  Experiments with controlled nectar sources showed that they could remember the location of eight rewards and update the information throughout the day.  They could also remember the timing of visits, so as to avoid revisiting empty flowers until they refilled.  “Not only is this the first time that this degree of timing ability has been shown in wild animals,” report Henderson et al., “but these hummingbirds also exhibit two of the fundamental aspects of episodic-like memory, the kind of memory for specific events often thought to be exclusive to humans.”Avionics is for the birds:  Bird watching will never be the same.  Scientists can now attach miniature sensors and miniature 50g cameras to the bodies and wings of birds to learn about how they fly, says EurekAlert.  One group is doing this with eagles to figure out the function of their control systems.Fly feet:  A stunning electron micrograph of a fly’s foot can be found on a story on EurekAlert.  Researchers are studying the elegant foot pads to figure out how flies can dance on the ceiling.  To a group presenting their findings at the Society for Experimental Biology today, fly feet provide “inspiration for mimicking locomotion of wall and ceiling walking machines, which use micropatterned polymer feet for generating adhesion.”Stargazing lobster:  The UK is building a telescope for the International Space Station based on the design of the lobster eye, reported BBC News.  The Lobster All-Sky X-ray Monitor will mimic what lobsters do: utilize a “huge array of tiny channels that focus light by reflection, rather than by bending it through lenses found in human eyes,” giving it an extremely wide field of vision.  It has taken nearly 30 years for humans to perfect the optics involved.The Bug Love:  Hate insects?  Think again.  News @ Nature says, “Next time you dismiss insects as mere creepy-crawlies, ponder for a while on what life would be like without them.  Our six-legged friends might be more valuable than you think – research estimates that they’re worth at least a staggering $57 billion to the US economy every year.”  From agriculture to birdwatching, insects are there to help keep our economy buzzing.  Beetles devour harmful waste.  Flies provide bait for fishermen.  Bees pollinate our crops.  Many species encourage biodiversity and provide essential food for many animals.  (Where mosquitos fit in, the article did not say.)last_img read more

Oscar lives Olympic 400m ‘dream’

first_imgThen, before turning in for the evening, he shared a last message: “That was simply one of the most amazing and special days of my life! Thank you for sharing in it with me! Till tomorrow’s Semi-Final.” 5 August 2012 After his race, the 25-year-old South African was swamped by reporters seeking a quick word about his becoming the first double-amputee to compete in the Olympics athletics competition, never mind the fact that he had made the semi-finals. Mokoena registered only two legal jumps in his six attempts, with the better of his two efforts being a first round jump of 7.93 metres. In round three, his mark was just 7.62m. ‘The most amazing experience’“It was the most amazing experience, the crowd was amazing. I saw the South African flag. Just the experience of being here is a dream come true.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Jade Close scored the decisive goal early in the match, beating goalkeeper Mariette Rix in the seventh minute. Best time of the seasonEven then, Pistorius recorded his best time of this season, a very respectable 45.44 seconds, with Luguelin Santos, the world junior champion, winning in 45.04. Later, he wrote on Twitter: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me. That was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! :)” Long jumpBeijing Olympic Games silver medallist Khotso Mokoena made it to the final of the long jump competition by leaping 8.02 metres in qualifying, but he was far from his best in the final on Saturday evening. HockeyThe South African women’s hockey teams suffered its third defeat in as many games, going down 1-0 to Australia. Previously they lost to world number two Argentina and world number three Germany. Marsha Marescia and company then took the game to the Aussies and created a good number of chances – more than the Australians managed – without finding the necessary finishes. British athlete Greg Rutherford delivered in front of his home support, capturing gold with a distance of 8.31 metres. Australia’s Mitchell Watt placed second and the USA’s Will Claye third. There were 25 gold medals up for grabs on “Super Saturday” at the London Olympic Games, and while British athletes gave home supporters what they wanted, delivering three gold medals, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius delighted people with his qualification for the semi-finals of the 400 metres. “I was so nervous this morning. Thanks to everyone for showing their support. I didn’t know whether to cry. I had a mixture of emotions,” said Pistorius. He was a long way out of the running early on, but pulled his way back into the reckoning with a strong third 100 metres, which allowed him to ease up near the end, certain of advancing as one of two automatic qualifiers from the heat. “The Blade Runner”, a double-amputee who was born without fibulas (bones between knee and ankle) in either leg, went off in the first of the seven heats. last_img read more

President Ramaphosa to participate at the Financial Times (FT) Africa Summit, London

first_imgPresident Ramaphosa has been invited to give a key note address at the Financial Times (FT) Africa Summit under the theme Africa in Motion in the United Kingdom in London, 13-14 October 2019.The Annual Summit is a collaboration of prominent speakers in business, politics and economics, as well as heads of state committed to increasing economic growth. His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the opening keynote address with Mr Lionel Barber, Editor of Financial Times on October 14, 2019.Fellow African leaders H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, as well as H.E. Irene Margaret Nafuna Mulomi, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, from Uganda will be joining President Ramaphosa. This opportunity is well appropriate for the Nation Brand as it is a cooperation of various stakeholders who are building awareness and strengthening the competitiveness of the continent as a whole.In positioning South Africa’s investment drive, the strengthening of ties for intra-African trade, the FT Summit signifies and asserts the significant role South Africa plays in Africa’s growth and development.Last week President Ramaphosa hosted a successful state visit by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari where he said “The economies of the African continent are together growing at a rate far greater than our own, and we need to see the opportunity that such growth presents for our economy and our people. It is for this reason that we have embraced the African Continental Free Trade Area.”Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Presidency and the Department of Small Business Development, will run an integrated programme at the Summit to ensure a seamless representation of the Nation Brand.Follow the conversations @Brand_SA #BetterAfricaBetterWorld, #InvestSA, #FTAfricaWatch highlights from the 2018 FT Africa Summit here.last_img read more

Pelicans add free agent Tony Allen

first_imgThe 6-7 Webster, a 2005 draft choice by Portland, has not played in the NBA in two seasons. Sidetracked by injuries, he is attempting a comeback on a club in need of healthy wing players.Last month, Pelicans starting small forward Solomon Hill needed surgery to repair a hamstring tear that is expected to sideline him six to eight months. New Orleans then traded Quincy Pondexter to free up cash, leaving the 6-8 Darius Miller and 6-7 Jalen Jones as the only healthy true small forwards on the club.Webster last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season, appearing in 32 games with Washington and averaging 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. He had career-high averages of 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Wizards in the 2012-13 season.The 25-year-old Jones also has not played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season, his third with Oklahoma City. He spent last season in the developmental NBA G League.Without guaranteed deals, Webster and Jones will have to make the team in training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Tony Allen. APMETAIRIE, La. — The Pelicans signed free-agent guard Tony Allen on Friday, and a pair of free-agent forwards also agreed to terms with New Orleans.Allen’s contract is worth $2.3 million for one year, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms have not been disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Martell Webster and Perry Jones also have agreed to terms on non-guaranteed contracts which are expected to become official next week, the person said. The addition of the 6-foot-4 Allen provides back-court depth as well as an option on the wing when using a smaller lineup. Allen also brings a reputation for defense dating back to when he helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA title. He has been named to the NBA all-defensive first team three times, most recently in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAllen has spent the past seven seasons with Memphis, mostly in a starting role. Last season, Allen averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals.The 35-year-old Allen began his NBA career in 2004 when he was drafted 25th overall by Boston out of Oklahoma State. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lomachenko and Rigondeaux to meet Dec. 9 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more