Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will stand together on April 1 to dedicate Opening Day to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that shook up Newton, Conn. three months ago.Pregame ceremonies will feature joint honor guards of Newtown police and firefighters, along with a moment of silence, during which a list of the Sandy Hook victims’ names will be recognized on the center-field video board. The baseball rivals will wear a special ribbon on their uniforms to honor those lost and those affected by the tragedy. The ribbon will also be prominently painted on the field in front of both dugouts.“Since the day of the tragedy, our hearts and thoughts have been with those who were affected,” Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “We hope that bringing the families of Newtown together at Yankee Stadium later in the summer will give the community an opportunity to create new memories and aid in the difficult process of moving forward.”“Months have passed, yet we are still trying to come to grips with this incomprehensible tragedy,” said Red Sox owner John Henry. “As our teams look to face each other on Opening Day, we will stand united in support of the families affected as we remember and honor those who were lost.”The Yankees aren’t stopping at dedicating Opening Day to Sandy Hook victims. On Sunday, July 7, approximately 3,000 children, families and members of the Newtown community will be invited to watch the Yankees during “Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium”.
Brisbane home values are holding steady, despite falls in other capital cities. Photo: Nearmap.com.au.The month-to-date index shows Melbourne values are down half a per cent, while the Sydney market is down 0.2 per cent so far this month. Across all capital cities, dwelling values have slipped 0.2 per cent so far in May.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoCoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane was outperforming the larger capital cities because its home values were not falling, even though they were not growing much.“Brisbane on paper is looking like a very good market,” Mr Lawless said.“It’s affordable, has high yields and is seeing strong population growth. It just hasn’t seen a kickstart in property values.” WHERE TO BUY FOR UNDER $500,000 CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, pictured in Sydney.Mr Lawless said the decline in unit values in Brisbane was also easing.“We’re not seeing the unit marketplace as soft as it has been over the past few years,” he said.“We expect oversupply concerns to start to wind down somewhat.”But he said it was too early to tell if the unit market had reached the bottom. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1869 IN THIS ‘OLD-WEST’ STYLE CABIN IN THE WOODS Home values in regional markets such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast were performing well, while regional mining areas were recovering.The CoreLogic Home Value Index provides a detailed summary of how house and unit values have shifted across the capital cities and regional markets of Australia. Brisbane home values are holding steady, despite falls in other capital cities. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.BRISBANE continues to defy a softening in home values, despite falls in the larger capital cities, an exclusive preview of the latest figures from property researcher CoreLogic reveals.The official end-of-month results are due to be released on Friday, but for the first 29 days of May, Brisbane home values actually rose 0.1 per cent.Year-to-date, they are holding steady.The preliminary reading is foreshadowing a more substantial fall across Melbourne, where the slide in dwelling values has previously been more resilient. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE
But his joy was brief as, still full of adrenaline, he played a blind backpass and failed to spot Sturridge lurking; the striker needed no second invitation. Shelvey, perhaps understandably, took a few minutes to regain his composure but was guilty of being too eager to make amends, as he scythed down Philippe Coutinho before blazing well over the bar. Liverpool took a stranglehold on possession and the pace of Moses was proving a real problem for the Swansea defence. Ben Davies had to block from Henderson after one rangy run from the Nigerian, before he gave Sturridge a simple finish after outfoxing Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer, but the striker headed straight at Vorm, who deflected the ball wide. Swansea responded with a lovely exchange of passes between Michu and Wilfried Bony, but the Ivory Coast striker’s shot did not have enough power to trouble Simon Mignolet. Shelvey then took centre stage again, his risky pass went straight to Moses, who drove at a retreating Swans’ rearguard to beat Vorm. Swansea could have levelled inside a minute, but Martin Skrtel pulled off a magnificent last-gasp challenge to deny Bony a tap-in after Mignolet had parried a Dyer shot he should have held. Liverpool almost extended their lead seven minutes into the second half. Swansea were caught sleeping at a free-kick as Henderson crept in at the back post, but Vorm saved from Andre Wisdom after the midfielder had pushed the ball across goal. Shelvey’s night almost plumbed new depths moments later as he squared up to Lucas after Swansea refused to return the ball after Coutinho limped off with an injury. But referee Michael Oliver opted to book the pair rather than take more severe action. And Shelvey’s topsy-turvy evening soon turned on its head once more as he surged forward to cushion a header into the path of Michu, who finished low to Mignolet’s right. Swansea had renewed vigour and took the game to their visitors during a frantic final quarter, with Jonathan de Guzman forcing a fingertip save from Mignolet, but an engrossing contest ended level. However, Shelvey redeemed himself as he laid on an equaliser for Michu. Brendan Rodgers has brought the Merseysiders to his former club with three wins from three on the board, but they were given a rude awakening when Shelvey rounded £18million signing Mamadou Sakho with ease before curling left-footed into the net. The England international initially celebrated with gusto but reined himself in in front of the away end. But he had few reasons to smile just 99 seconds later as a horrible backpass ended with Sturridge scoring his 12th goal in 10 games. He then compounded the mistake by hitting a pass straight to Moses, who raced away to steer beyond Michel Vorm. But, with his temper beginning to fray, Shelvey’s clever header set Michu up for his first league goal of the season to cap a remarkable night for the former Charlton man. So much of the build-up had centred on Shelvey’s first meeting with his former employers, and he made a dream start. The midfielder initially scuffed an attempted volley from Jordan Henderson’s poor header, but regained control to ghost pass Sakho and produce a lovely left-footed finish at the second attempt. Shelvey, who left the Reds for south Wales in the summer, fired the Swans into the lead after just 87 seconds. However, two terrible errors from the midfielder allowed the in-form Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool debutant Victor Moses to put the visitors ahead. Press Association Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to villain and back again against his former club as Swansea ended Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the Barclays Premier League season in a frenetic 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR There are 54 micro-insurance providers offering 89 insurance products. Of the 54 providers, 19 are Mutual Benefit Associations (MBA’s), 18 are non-life and 17 life insurance companies that offers products like accident, death, natural calamities, illness and more.MORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USnewsinfoAngkas says sorry for tweet likening service to sexMORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USnewsinfoAngkas says sorry for tweet likening service to sexA premium for a typical micro-insurance policy only cost 7.7 percent of the daily minimum wage now.Sanie Dosdos, Climbs Life and General Insurance Cooperative non-life division chief, said they already went to Ormoc to start releasing claims to 2,500 policy holders in the area.“We have already released P2 million worth of claims for 2,500 policy holders and beneficiaries mostly having a coverage of P4,000. Some of them opted to get construction materials instead of cash through our partner hardware Ormoc Mercury Hardware,” Dosdos told reporters.Dosdos said they have 89 member associations in Samar and Leyte and 13,700 affiliates in Ormoc and are expecting to release P100 million in claims.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Our coverage is in the whole of Samar and Leyte and we have policy holders in the areas affected like Guian, Tacloban and Ormoc and we will be going there more often to assist them and start releasing their claims,” Dosdos said.Florendo told Cebu Daily News that most insurance companies now have interest to offer micro-insurance policies in partnership with cooperatives and rural banks.Read Next SMC bags Bulacan airport project Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension THE recent devastation caused by supertyphoon Yolanda in the Visayas underscored the importance of expanding coverage of micro-insurance to the marginalized communities in the country.In an interview last week during a seminar on micro-insurance held at the Quest Hotel, Insurance Commission deputy commissioner Ferdinand George Florendo said 50,000 typhoon victims were covered by micro-insurance policies.ADVERTISEMENT He said they are already receiving at least P5,000 in insurance claims. “Based on information from one of the insurance providers, claims will range from P5,000 to P20,000. This will really help them get back up,” Florendo said.Florendo said micro-insurance coverage had yet to reach 100 percent in the country ever since the government instituted it in 2006.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“As of now only 2.9 million have some risk protection (insurance) and half of that are covered by informal insurance sectors or those not registered under the Insurance Commission,” Florendo said.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He said the aftermath of supertyphoon “Yolanda” may encourage people to seek micro-insurance coverage especially those whose livelihoods are at risk to climate change. Sen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performance MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements View comments