Ramil de Jesus: La Salle morale ‘really down’ after loss to UP

first_imgP260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US MOST READ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart The Lady Spikers committed 37 total errors and 17 of those were from the service line.“I told them that their opponents won’t give them the win, they will have to do it on their own, said De Jesus. “Of course it starts with the serve, if they won’t trust their service game then what else can they do? You’re on your own out there.”“You’re by yourself, you don’t have someone guarding you. That’s a big factor for a team and how it can impact the whole team’s performance.”And it was a service error that practically doomed the Lady Spikers against UP.Trailing 23-19, Lourdes Clemente came up to the baseline to start what would’ve been La Salle’s offense but her service attempt went so low that it went under the net putting UP at the 24-19 match point.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—De La Salle’s seemingly impenetrable fortress has started to show its cracks.The Lady Spikers rarely lose a season series and they don’t often drop their third game until the final match or two of the tournament but such is the predicament of the defending champions in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Clemente, overall, committed five service errors, Aduke Ogunsanya, Marionne Alba, and Jolina Dela Cruz had three apiece while Tin Tiamzon, Desiree Cheng, and May Luna each had one.“That was the big factor in the third set, we still carried our mistakes from the previous sets,” said De Jesus. “We never recovered, and the we didn’t regain our confidence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NorthPort ends skid, routs TNT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart 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 Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ LATEST STORIES Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? University of the Philippines bamboozled La Salle in straight sets, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19, to get the season sweep and that’s a feat only Alyssa Valdez’ Ateneo squad back in Season 77 did.The Lady Spikers dropped to a 5-3 record, already surpassing their number of losses from Season 80, and head coach Ramil De Jesus admitted that his players are not in the highest of moods.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Morale is down, really down,” said De Jesus in Filipino Sunday at Ynares Center here. “We’ll know tomorrow (Monday) what we will do about this.”De Jesus added that their single biggest mistake in the game was throwing points away especially from the service line. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so farlast_img read more

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

first_img#KicksStalker: Basketball kicks get Avengers treatment Pacers forward Thaddeus Young said the film just highlighted shortcomings they knew about.“Free throws. And just upping our intensity on the defensive end. They upped their defensive pressure. I think we backed up a little bit,” Young said.Scoring wasn’t a problem for James Harden in Houston’s 122-90 win. The star had a game-high 29. Utah star Donovan Mitchell had 19, but was just 7 of 18 from the field.“Their defense was really designed to keep me out of the paint and we’ve got to find ways around that,” Mitchell said. “As a team we’re not going to miss the amount of shots we missed last time.”A look at Wednesday’s games:PACERS AT CELTICSBoston leads 1-0. Game 2, 7 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: The 74 points scored by the Pacers in Game 1 marked the lowest total by a Celtics playoff opponent since Orlando scored 71 points on May 22, 2010. Indiana also shot a brutal 57% (12 for 21) from the free throw line. Those are two things the Pacers aren’t expecting to do two games in a row.KEEP AN EYE ON: Boston’s rotations. Jaylen Brown started in place of Smart in Game 1, but Stevens has lots of options to give the Pacers different looks.INJURY WATCH: Smart said he is remaining optimistic he can make an early return to action like he did last postseason following thumb surgery. But he said Tuesday was the first day he was able to walk without pain and that his focus for now is treatment. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Boston limited Indiana to eight points in the third quarter of its 84-74 Game 1 win. It was the Celtics’ lowest point total of the season and the first time they won a game in 2018-19 in which they didn’t reach 100 points.Change is on the minds of both teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFor the Celtics that could mean tweaks to the starting lineup as they continue to adjust to the absence of Marcus Smart, who is recovering from a torn left oblique.“It’s frustrating, but you have to take it day-by-day and one day at a time,” Smart said Tuesday. Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) pumps his fist after being fouled while making a basket by Indiana Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic, rear, during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome.Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games after dominating victories.ADVERTISEMENT KEEP AN EYE ON: Harden. The Jazz used a defense focused on making the left-handed superstar go to his right in Game 1. The tactic kept him from using his step-back 3-pointer as effectively as he normally does. If they use the same tactic in Game 2 look for Harden to continue driving to the paint and dishing off to teammates such as Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker for corner 3s.INJURY WATCH: Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is questionable with soreness in his left hip and Kyle Korver is probable because of a sore right knee. The Rockets don’t have injuries but hope center Clint Capela will feel better after struggling during Game 1 while recovering from an upper respiratory infection.PRESSURE IS ON: Mitchell. He will need to play better if the Jazz hope to even this series after he had five turnovers and no assists in the opener.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far PRESSURE IS ON: The Pacers’ starting lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic was the lone Indiana starter to reach double figures in Game 1. Part of that was Boston’s pressure, but a lot of it was the Pacers missing open shots. If that trend continues, they’ll be headed home down 2-0.PISTONS AT BUCKSMilwaukee leads 1-0. Game 2, 8 p.m. EDT, NBA TVNEED TO KNOW: Detroit’s 35-point loss in Game 1 was more lopsided then the Pistons’ entire four-game series the last time they were in the playoffs. In 2016, they lost four straight games to Cleveland by a combined 34 points.KEEP AN EYE ON: Milwaukee had a 22-11 advantage in fast-break points in Game 1 and outrebounded the Pistons 54-46. If Detroit is going to keep this game closer, turning those two categories around may be the best path.INJURY WATCH: Detroit star Blake Griffin has been having knee problems and missed Game 1. The Pistons have described him as day to day, and coach Dwane Casey said Tuesday there was no change in his outlook.PRESSURE IS ON: Andre Drummond is Detroit’s other star frontcourt player, and with Griffin out, he wasn’t able to hold off the Bucks’ onslaught in the series opener. He had 12 points before being ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant foul on Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo.JAZZ AT ROCKETSRockets lead 1-0. Game 2, 9:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: After their 32-point win in Game 1, the Rockets talked about the need to maintain focus, after they won the opener of their second-round series against the Jazz last season only to lose Game 2 at home. The Rockets went on to win that series in five games but don’t like the fact that they lost that game in Houston and are determined not to let it happen again. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Celtics coach Brad Stevens acknowledged Smart’s absence forced them to play differently and will continue to require adjustments.Without Smart to help with ball handling duties, it mostly falls on Kyrie Irving.“That limits you a little bit,” Stevens said. “We’ll play Terry (Rozier) and Gordon (Hayward) more with Kyrie than we have. But I think ultimately there’s going to be moments where Kyrie will be it. We’ll have one point guard on the floor.”Will that mean changes to the starting lineup?“We re-evaluate everything every day,” Stevens said.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pasig Chooks bows out early in Fiba 3×3 Kunshan Challenger

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Vasic ended the contest with a long deuce with 2:13 to spare to end Pasig’s campaign.Munzon and Statham were the only players to score for Pasig as they finished with six points each.Kojic, who scored just four points during their encounter in the Doha Masters, led the balanced Liman attack with eight.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Philippine-based club team was shown the door by Liman, the third-ranked club in the world, 12-22, Saturday evening at Huaqiao International Service Business Park in Kunshan, China.With a 0-2 record, Pasig Chooks bowed out early in Pool A as Liman (2-0) and Sosnovy Bor (1-1) advanced to the knockout playoffs on Sunday that will determine the last two entries in the World Tour Chengdu Masters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPasig got off to a fast start after taking a 3-0 lead before the Serbian side imposed its will, going on a 14-3 blitz to put the defending Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup champions away.Joshua Munzon and Taylor Statham tried to get Pasig in the thick of things but Liman simply had too much firepower with the quartet of world No. 4 Aleksandar Ratkov, No. 5 Mihailo Vasic, No. 8 Stefan Kojic, and Maksim Kovacevic in the fray. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Pasig Chooks-to-Go suffered a pair of tough losses just two hours apart in its campaign in the 2019 FIBA 3X3 Kunshan Challenger.After losing to Russia’s Sosnovy Bor on a game winner, Pasig failed to regroup and got manhandled in a must-win duel.ADVERTISEMENT Family of champions: Little sister Dani Ravena wins first UAAP title NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Another tour of duty for Schrock

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga MOST READ Asian Cup goal scorer Stephan Schrock has put on hold his plans to retire from international football as he joins the Philippine squad in its China training camp that includes a friendly against the Chinese national team on Friday in Guangzhou.Schrock, who skipped the training camp in Bangkok in March, was among the key returnees from the Asian Cup squad in January as coach Scott Cooper aims to put together the strongest lineup for the World Cup Qualifiers starting September.ADVERTISEMENT Still the main creative player for his club, Ceres-Negros, Schrock will link up with former club teammate Patrick Reichelt, who has been in fantastic form with eight goals so far for Melaka United in the first division in Malaysia.Schrock had hinted of retirement after scoring against Kyrgyzstan in a 3-1 loss during the group stage of the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But the midfield dynamo has decided to continue playing for the Azkals as he takes on the leadership mantle of the squad that won’t have longtime players Phil and James Younghusband. The Younghusband brothers have been without a club since last December and were not selected by Cooper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View comments 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baycenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES ‘Healing’ POC meet set June 13 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yulast_img read more

Commissioner Juyle Commends SRC

first_imgThe Commissioner of Cinta Township in Gibi District, Upper Margibi County, William Julye, has commended the management of the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC) for living up to its corporate social responsibility. According to him, in the face of the numerous challenges, the SRC is honoring its “Corporate Social Responsibility by undertaking development initiatives, such as the construction of roads, bridges, schools, community latrines, hand pumps, renovation and furnishing of public schools, distribution of rice and cash as gifts to community members within the concession area.He also condemned in the strongest term, the most recent violent activity carried out against the SRC allegedly by some unnamed citizens, which he described as “uncivilized to instill fear in the minds of investors.”He said it was not right, and as such, has the propensity to scare away investors in the country.Commissioner Julye said as Commissioner of Cinta Township, he plays the role of a “mother of twins” and as such will not say or do anything that will exacerbate or sour the relationship between his citizens and the management of the SRC. Meanwhile, Commissioner Juyle has denied recent media reports linking him to a purported statement that accuses SRC Management of “harassing and intimidating residents of the township over land issues in his area.”According to Commissioner Julye, although he granted an interview to a reporter, he vehemently denied telling any reporter that the SRC does not have a genuine concession agreement with the Government of Liberia. His SRC’s denial was contained in a statement he issued over the weekend, and quoted by Liberia News Agency (LINA) Margibi County correspondent, Richard Baysah. “I did not say the SRC Management used any law enforcement officer, or court constables to harass, and intimidate citizens under my administration, or used bulldozers to clear their farm land to expand the plantation,” he said.It may be recalled that on March 5, two local dailies reported that “Citizens Demand Proof for Land, as SRC expands plantation,” quoting Commissioner Julye accusing the SRC of using bulldozers to clear farm lands belonging to locals and plant rubber under its expansion program. Commissioner Juyle categorically denied the accusation during an interview with reporters over the weekend and said there has been an existing concession agreement dating as far back as the mid-1950s between the management and the Liberian Government. He remembered how his parents had worked with the SRC since the agreement came into being and up to present his mother receives a pension from the management.For its part, SRC management maintained that it has operated within the confines of its August 1, 1959, concession agreement with the Liberian Government.According to the management, it has paid due compensation for crops destroyed over the years in the process of developing the undeveloped portion of its concession land granted by the government.It denied ever acquiring additional lands from private individuals, or groups, and that the entire surface area of its concession granted by the GOL is 21,080 acres.SRC management further maintained that in view of the Ministry of Agriculture’s August 20, 2012, price list for economic crop damaged during development projects, and such damage to crops being inherent in its new development operations in undeveloped portions of its concession area encroached on by local residents, it is constrained to halt all of its intended new development activities until such matter is peacefully settled.At the moment, SRC is only felling non-productive rubber trees and replanting on the same land, and emphatically rejected contrary allegations of encroachment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Official Government Gazette

first_imgThe GoL announces with profound regret the death in his 72 year of: Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh former Chairman, National Muslim Council of Liberia; Secretary General and Chairman, Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) respectively; Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); Associate Magistrate, LAMCO, Yekepa, Nimba County; Associate Magistrate and Secretary General, Liberia Muslim Union, Nimba County; Renowned Muslim Cleric; Patriot; Senior Citizen; Devout Muslim; Dedicated Public Servant; Republic of Liberia.This sad mournful event occurred at the hour of 5 O’clock post meridian at his residence in Topoe Village, Gardnesville, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, after a period of illness.The late Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh was born on February 4, 1944 in Saclepea, Nimba County, Liberia, unto the blessed union of Mr. Fombo Konneh and Mrs. Madoye Kromah. His parents predeceased him. He embraced the Muslim Religion at an early age and became a devoted and renowned Muslim Cleric.This astute statesman dedicated his life to public service and religious coexistence. He was a self-educated public servant who started his professional career from 1972 to 1977 as an Associate Magistrate in LAMCO, Yekepa in Nimba County. The following year, Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh moved to Sanniquellie and served again as an Associate Magistrate and Secretary General of the Liberia Muslim Union concomitantly in Nimba County. Giving his valuable contributions to public service, particularly in the judiciary, he became Commissioner of Ganta Township in 1979. He moved to Monrovia in 1981 and became a member of the Muslim Congress of Liberia and eventually served as its Secretary General in 1982. He succeeded the late Sheikh Rashid Sheriff as Chairman of the National Muslim Council, a position he held until his demise on July 20, 2015.While serving in these capacities, Sheikh Kafumba Konneh worked tirelessly with his fellow compatriots form various religious denominations under the banner of the Inter-Faith Mediation Council which engaged the warring factions in the Liberian civil crisis for a peaceful resolution. He was instrumented in negotiating numerous peace agreements, including the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement that finally brought peace to Liberia. In 2006, Shiekh Kafumba Konneh was appointed as Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia, which was mandated to investigate the root of the Liberian crisis from 1979 to 2003 and to reconcile victims and perpetrators. Sheikh Konneh worked as a full time Commissioner responsible for investigating Liberian history and identifying errors, and was oversight Commissioner for Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu counties. He was also one of the commissioners known to have attended all of the hearings of the TRC, both in Liberia and abroad.This surely demonstrated his commitment to working for peace and reconciliation in Liberia.Since the completion of work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Sheikh Konneh Had been engaged with strengthening the National Muslim Council and the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia in ensuring that both organizations would have the necessary capacities to breed new leaders to continue the work for peace and religious coexistence in Liberia.The Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh was a father, grandfather, a prominent Muslim Cleric and leader, a skillful negotiator and mediator, a true public servant a repository of Islamic and Liberian history.He was joined in customary matrimony with four wives, the unions of which were blessed with 13 children.With the passing of Sheik Konneh, his family has lost a loving and caring father; his comrades, a strong source of inspiration and courage; and the Muslim Community a renowned Muslim Cleric and Government of Liberia, a dedicated public servant.The late Sheikh leaves to mourn his loss his four widows, thirteen children, and sixteen grandchildren with a host of other relatives and friends both at home and abroad.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh former Chairman, National Muslim Council of Liberia; Secretary General and Chairman, Inter-religious Council of Liberia (IRCL), respectively; Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); Associate Magistrate, LAMCO Yekepa, Nimba County; Associate Magistrate and Secretary general, Liberia Muslim Union, Nimba County; Renowned Muslim Cleric; Patriot; Senior Citizen; Devout Muslim; Dedicated Public Servant; Republic of Liberia, it is hereby ordered and directed that on the day of interment, the national ensign of the Republic of Liberia be flown at half-mast from all public buildings in Montserrado and Nimba Counties from 8:o’clock ante-meridian to 6:oclock post-meridian.On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the hour of 12noon, funeral rites over the remains of the late Shiekh Kafumba Famod Konneh were held at the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium, followed by interment in Samukai Town, Caldwell, Montserrado County, Liberia. By order of the President:Augustine Kpehe NgafuanMinister of Foreign AffairsMinistry of Foreign AffairsMonrovia, LiberiaJuly 21, 2015Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

S/Court Holds Key to Convicted FDA Managers’ Fate

first_imgThe decision about whether or not convicted former Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Moses Wogbeh, and his colleagues would spend ten years behind bars now rests on the Supreme Court of Liberia.Their legal team has filed an appeal to review the initial ruling of Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C.’ Judge Gbeneweleh on August 25 found guilty Wogbeh and four of his colleagues, including a surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, of economic sabotage and ordered them to pay US$10,000 each into government revenue within 72 hours.Judge Gbeneweleh also sentenced them to a period of ten years in prison before asking them to restitute US$6m.His action came after government proved that the convicts accumulated from illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized commercial logging activities on 1.2 million hectares of farmland throughout the country.The accused defense counsels, however, are resisting, basing their arguments on Article 20 (b) of the 1986 Constitution, which provides that “the right of an appeal from a judgment, decree, decision or ruling of any court or administrative board or agency, except the Supreme Court, shall he held inviolable.”The defense counsels hold on to that right to appeal against Judge Gbeneweleh’s decision, meaning that Wogbeh and his colleagues will not be jailed or be made to pay a dime to government, unless the High Court look into the merit and demerit of their request.Another important issue in the case is that all of the convicted men are being placed on a criminal appearance bond, which prevents anyone from arresting them, while the High Court has not heard their appeal as provided by law.Therefore, under Article 20 (b) of the 1986 Constitution, the men are enjoying their freedom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Serena Williams fined $10K for damaging Wimbledon court

first_imgUnited States’ Serena Williams returns the ball to Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in a women’s singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)WIMBLEDON, England—Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during practice before the Wimbledon tournament started.Fabio Fognini was fined $3,000. The Italian said during his third-round loss that he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Nick Kyrgios was handed two fines, one for $3,000 from the first round and another for $5,000 from the second round — both for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Australian lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdChoices广告Ads by Teads Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township living Surging Kings MOST READ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View commentslast_img read more

FIFA gets tougher on racism in disciplinary code update

first_imgLOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer LATEST STORIES In recent seasons, FIFA and European soccer body UEFA have closed cases of alleged racist abuse for lack of evidence beyond testimony of the players involved.“In the past some players have felt let down by the action taken,” said Piara Powar, executive director of the Fare network, soccer’s leading discrimination monitoring group.Overhauling its disciplinary rules, FIFA will also impose transfer bans on clubs that default on debts in cases processed in-house and at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).FIFA is also preparing to open the doors of some judicial hearings, offer free legal counsel to parties, and publish more verdicts online.“For the first time, certain types of disciplinary hearings — concerning doping and match-manipulation cases — will be open to the public if the parties request it,” FIFA said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Paraguayan boxer gets parole after winning title in prison Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division To modernize and improve its work, FIFA worked with London-based Fare and now includes specific language including sexual orientation as a discrimination issue, bringing it into line with FIFA’s statutes.“We welcome the clear reference to homophobia,” Powar said. “FIFA has sanctioned acts of homophobia quite extensively in Latin America in particular, but the previous rules were not fit for purpose.”When players are subject to abuse by fans, FIFA already has an escalating three-stage process for referees to act, leading to games being abandoned. It applies in all 2022 World Cup qualifying games, which Fare observers will attend after assessing the risk of discrimination.FIFA has clarified that abandoned games are forfeited as a 3-0 loss by the fans’ team “unless there are exceptional circumstances.”“Our expectation is that national Football Associations will mirror the new procedures and implement them,” Powar said of FIFA’s 211 member federations.Transfer bans — typically imposed for breaking rules to sign youth players — will be extended to cases of defaulting on debts to players, coaches or other clubs. Previously, clubs risked a deduction of league points.“A transfer ban has been shown to be the most effective instrument for this purpose,” said FIFA, which will lift a ban when debts are paid. Currently, teams are deducted points in about 10 mostly low-key cases per year, which are not publicized.FIFA’s move toward more transparency will see judicial panel leaders make the final decision — to approve a request in a doping case or require it in a match-fixing prosecution — on allowing the media in and live-streaming proceedings.This follows a European Court of Human Rights ruling last year which required CAS to relax secrecy around its traditional closed-door hearings. However, lawyers are rarely expected to recommend openness for their clients. FILE – In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side’s fifth goal after hearing racist chants, during their Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match against Montenegro at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro. FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings. Stricter handling of racism and discrimination allegations is a key theme of the redrafted FIFA Disciplinary Code which takes effect next week. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)GENEVA — FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings.Stricter handling of discrimination allegations is a key theme of the redrafted FIFA disciplinary code which takes effect next week.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Benefits of township living MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ “Topics like racism and discrimination have been updated, putting FIFA at the forefront of the fight against this appalling attack on the fundamental human rights of individuals,” soccer’s world body said in a statement Thursday.The minimum ban for players or officials rises from five to 10 games, and victims can soon be heard in person by FIFA judging panels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“FIFA will not let down victims of racist abuse,” FIFA said, adding the victims “may be invited by the respective judicial body to make an oral or written victim impact statement.”“For a first offense, playing a match with a limited number of spectators and a fine of at least 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) shall be imposed on the association or club concerned,” FIFA said. 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PLDT sends Marinerang Pilipina to 12th straight defeat

first_imgMOST READ LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jeric Teng shines as Pasig-Sta. Lucia nets another win at home Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LATEST STORIES PLDT Home Fibr pounced on winless Marinerang Pilipina in straight sets, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20, to regain its winning ways in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Coming off a frustrating three-set loss to defending champion Petron last week, Grethcel Soltones sparked the Power Hitters to send the Lady Skippers to their 12th straight loss after a 90-minute encounter.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Soltones nailed 10 kills for 11 points to lead PLDT while putting up tremendous floor defense with 19 digs and 13 excellent receptions.Aiko Urdas was also instrumental with nine points laced with 16 digs while Sasa Devanadera also had nine points to go with Jasmine Nabor’s 14 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPLDT tightened its grip on the No. 6 spot with an improved 4-7 win-loss record, but head coach Roger Gorayeb already accepted that they would be facing the No. 3 team in the knockout quarterfinals.“At least we got a win today. We’re just trying to get confidence from our remaining games,” said Gorayeb, whose wards will end their qualifying round against Cignal, Generika-Ayala and F2 Logistics. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station View comments Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists “We only have a slim chance to rise from number six so we just have to maintain it and get ready for the next round.”The Lady Skippers put up a gallant stand in the second set, building a 14-11 lead before the Power Hitters stormed back. A neck-and-neck duel figured down the stretch of the second frame before Jerrili Malabanan delivered the finishing touches for the two-set lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solonlast_img read more