January 19

UP hopeful Ricafort can still play

first_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ricafort was struck out of the lineup a day before the start of the season after he was deemed ineligible due to the new league rule on age limit.“It was supposed to be my first game in my first and last season,” said Ricafort who is turning 25 in January 2018. “This was supposed to be a big day for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe new rule states that an athlete cannot be more than 25 years old for the whole season, not just the basketball tournament, which ends in December.Ricafort said he remains hopeful he could suit up for the Fighting Maroons this season. View comments So advances to final 16 Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img “I was told that it was the final decision but UP is going to re-appeal this week,” he said.Ricafort enrolled in La Salle in 2011, hoping to crack the first team. He moved to UST, but his transfer did not pan out as intended, before Bo Perasol recruited him to join the Fighting Maroons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Forward Rob Ricafort was looking forward to opening weekend of UAAP Season 80 the past two years since he joined University of the Philippines.But instead of being on the floor for the Fighting Maroons as they eked out a 74-73 win over the University of Santo Tomas Tigers at Mall of Asia Arena, Ricafort was on the bench wearing sweat pants cheering on his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

December 25

Thinking of a trip to space? Read this

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “This means that the FAA has to wait for harm to occur or almost occur before it can impose restrictions, even against foreseeable harm,” the proposal says. “Instead, Congress requires that space flight participants be informed of the risks.” Physical exams for passengers are recommended, but will not be required, “unless a clear public safety need is identified,” the FAA says in the proposed regulations. Passengers also would have to be trained on how to respond during emergencies, including the loss of cabin pressure, fire and smoke, as well as how to get out of the vehicle safely. Pilots, meanwhile, must have an FAA pilot certificate and be able to show that they know how to operate the vehicle. Student or sport pilot licenses would not qualify. Each member of the crew must have a medical certificate issued within a year of the flight, and a crew member’s physical and mental state must “be sufficient to perform safety-related roles,” the rules say. WASHINGTON – Thinking of spending that next vacation on the moon or Mars or circling Earth? Before liftoff, there’s a list of things the would-be “space flight participant” should know. More than 120 pages of proposed rules, released by the government Thursday, regulate the future of space tourism. This don’t-forget list touches on everything from passenger medical standards to preflight training for the crew. Before taking a trip that literally is out of this world, companies would be required to inform the “space flight participant” – known in more earthly settings as simply a passenger – of the risks. Passengers also would be required to provide written consent before boarding a vehicle for takeoff. Legislation signed a year ago by President George W. Bush and designed to help the space industry flourish prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration from issuing safety regulations for passengers and crew for eight years, unless specific design features or operating practices cause a serious or fatal injury. The FAA also would require each crew member to be trained to ensure that the vehicle will not harm the public, such as if it had to be abandoned during a flight emergency. The legislation that Bush signed last year tasked the FAA with coming up with rules to regulate the commercial space flight industry, which has been slowly getting off the ground. Laws governing private sector space endeavors, such as satellite launches, have existed for some time. But there previously has been no legal jurisdiction for regulating commercial human spaceflight. In 2001, California businessman Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist when he rode a Russian Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station. Mark Shuttleworth, a South African Internet magnate, followed a year later on a similar trip, also paying $20 million for the ride. Last year, in a feat considered a breakthrough for the future of private spaceflight, Burt Rutan won the $10 million Ansari X Prize by rocketing his SpaceShipOne to the edge of space twice in five days from Mojave. Two months ago, Greg Olsen, who made millions at a Princeton, N.J., technology company, became the world’s third paying space tourist, also on a jaunt to the International Space Station. The 123-page proposal was published Thursday in the Federal Register, the government’s daily publication of rules and regulations, and will be subject to public comment for 60 days, through Feb. 27. Final regulations are expected by June 23. On the Net: Human space flight requirements for crew and space flight participants: http://www.faa.gov/regulationspolicies/rulemaking/recentlypublished/media/ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more