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‘Conflicts in schedule’ | Palparan hearing postponed anew

‘Conflicts in schedule’ | Palparan hearing postponed anew.....»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJul 17th, 2017

Davao Chamber supports DENR Secretary Lopez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Local business leaders expressed support for the confirmation of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments amid objections by pro-mining groups and business organizations. Lopez’s confirmation hearing was scheduled for March 1 but was postponed due to the reorganization in the Senate. No definite schedule was set so [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2017

Lopez confirmation hearing moved to May

MANILA, Philippines — Confirmation hearings for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez have been postponed anew and pushed back two months......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2017

Hope Solo says don t vote for US World Cup bid

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it should go to the United States, and that's hard to say." Concerns about the financial dealings of the United States Soccer Federation and the closed men's league system led Solo to that conclusion. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday's vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail. This is not an isolated eruption against U.S. Soccer. Solo has reason to be disgruntled. After 202 international appearances — a record for an American goalkeeper — Solo was fired over an outburst at the 2016 Olympics against the opposition and a series of off-the-field controversies. In an attempt to take control of the organization that ostracized her, Solo ran for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) presidency in February. There was a resounding verdict: Solo garnered only 1.4 percent of the vote to finish last out of five candidates. Solo still wants to be heard to try to secure equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women's team, and force Major League Soccer to open up the closed competition. Her gripes provide a counterpoint to the loyal championing of the American World Cup bid by David Beckham in a video released by MLS, where the former England captain is launching a team in Miami. That is only possible because Beckham secured a cut-price deal for an expansion franchise as part of his contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "That is not helping the sport in America," Solo said. "I want to see promotion-relegation in the NASL and the MLS. Right now it's true, you have rich ownership groups owning MLS teams and they're only getting richer and they're alienating everybody else. "A new ownership group can't just come in and purchase a team even though they have the financial security, even though they have the commitment. It's controlled by those single individuals at Soccer United Marketing, MLS in particular, (Commissioner) Don Garber." FIFA's statutes enshrine the principle of a system of promotion and relegation in domestic competitions to ensure participation "shall depend principally on sporting merit." The regulations then say that qualification can be subject to other criteria including "financial considerations." MLS stridently defended itself against Solo's criticism, saying team owners have invested more than $3 billion in stadium and training facilities to grow the sport because it's a closed league. "The structure that we have has given owners certainty to make that type of investment," MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott told the AP. "Had we had a system of promotion and relegation it would not have been possible to generate that level of investment from owners, local communities or private banks that help to fund some of these facilities." Solo also questioned Garber's role overseeing MLS and Soccer United Marketing, which is the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, while also sitting on the USSF board. "There are too many conflicts of interest that need to be addressed immediately," Solo said. Garber represents MLS on the U.S. Soccer board but recuses himself from discussions about the "sanctioning of other professional leagues in the U.S.," Abbott responded on behalf of the commissioner. Turning on the USSF, Solo said the organization lacks integrity and highlights the absence of an independent ethics committee, which FIFA has. She also filed a claim with the U.S. Olympic Committee, saying the USSF violates a law that offers protections for athletes, alleging improper conditions for soccer players. "If you're an Olympic sport, your national governing body, every NGB has an obligation to give resources and funds to all of its members, not just professional and amateur players or Paralympic team women's teams or youth teams," Solo said. "But what U.S. Soccer does is they give the money directly to the pro teams. So it's in violation of the Ted Stevens Act and I have a hearing in a couple weeks in front of the Olympic Committee. "I also met with Congress members recently. I went to Capitol Hill, met with Republicans and Democrats, and there's a lot of interest to make sure that U.S. Soccer is an organization that actually is run transparently, has integrity and is an open and honest national governing body." Up to 207 soccer federations will vote next Wednesday in Moscow on whether North America or Morocco should host the 2026 World Cup, or the bidding should be reopened by choosing "none of the above." In FIFA's inspections report, North America's bid, which includes Canada and Mexico as minority partners, scored 402 out of 500, while Morocco was marked 275 in part due to a lack of infrastructure. "Hopefully FIFA can stand up and step in and say, 'If we're going to reward you, let's look at everything and point out where you can fix certain things,'" Solo said. Her call for greater transparency from the USSF came after speaking at the London launch conference for the Foundation for Sports Integrity, which has one named official who would not disclose the source of funding for the group or who paid to hire lavish facilities at a Four Seasons hotel. "I want to put my faith and trust in people," Solo said. "Who's funding it? That's no different from the way a lot of organizations are run.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

De Lima camp hoping court would grant furlough request

      The camp of detained Sen. Leila de Lima remains hopeful that the senator would be allowed by the court to attend her son's graduation rites next month.   During Friday's hearing, Judges Amelia Corpuz and Lorna Navarro of Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 and 206 only asked for the prosecutors to comment on De Lima's motion for furlough.   In addition, the court asked the senator's camp to submit the schedule and program of commencement exercises of San Beda - Alabang College of Law, of which her son Vincent would be graduating on June 3.   The senator said allowing her would make her "to share this joyous moment ...Keep on reading: De Lima camp hoping court would grant furlough request.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Deja vu: Conference Finals matchups mirror opening day games

Did the computer formula the NBA uses to plot out its schedule turn out to be a time machine? In a remarkable coincidence, the league's two opening day games back on October 18, 2017 (PHL time), also happen to be the matchups of this year's Conference Finals. Back on that date, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Boston Celtics, followed by the Houston Rockets visiting the champion Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers won, 102-99, while the Rockets came from behind, 122-121. Flash-forward a little under seven months later, and the Celtics have homecourt advantage against the Cavaliers, while the Warriors will battle it out in H-Town in four of the seven games. Can we glean anything from those two season-openers? Let's take a deeper look: Cavaliers 102 - Celtics 99 WHAT HAPPENED: So, let's get the depressing part out of the way early. The season got out to an ominous start when Gordon Hayward suffered a catastrophic, season-ending leg injury, just a little over five minutes into the game. The incident understandably shook the Green and White, and Cleveland was able to go up by as much as 18 points, 60-42, early in the third. However, as would become a theme for the Celtics this season, the team refused to back down. Boston even led by four late, 92-88, 4:12 to play. The Cavs then fought back behind LeBron James and Kevin Love, 102-98, 46.3 seconds to go. A free throw by former Cavalier Kyrie Irving made it a single-possession game, and after James missed a three-pointer, Jaylen Brown and Irving both missed looks to force overtime, allowing the home team to get the victory. WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The Cavaliers, are definitely different. On opening night, the team started James, Love, Jae Crowder, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Rose, and the latter three are no longer on the squad, along with Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, and Isaiah Thomas. In their place, the Cavaliers landed Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, and Larry Nance Jr. at the trade deadline, but Cleveland dominated the Toronto Raptors in round two of these playoffs by relying on their old guard - JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Kyle Korver. As for the Celtics, Irving won't be able to earn some revenge against his old team, because he was ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee issues. He and Hayward aren't the only ones sitting this out. Reserve center Daniel Theis will also be riding the bench for this one, because of a knee injury too. If there's a silver lining though, all of those injuries have forced Boston's young guns to grow up quickly. Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, and Jayson Tatum have all shined given more responsibilities. We'll have to see if it's enough to dethrone the King though. Rockets 122 - Warriors 121 WHAT HAPPENED: After a tight first quarter, the Warriors zoomed away to a big lead in the middle two periods, leading by as much as 17 points, and boasting of a 13-point cushion, 101-88, entering the fourth. The good vibes of the champions didn't last though, as Chris Paul led a 13-3 run to pull his team within three, 104-101, still 8:56 remaining in the game. Paul unfortunately couldn't close things out, as a knee injury sidelined him with 4:47 left. He actually joined the Warriors' Draymond Green on the injury list, as Green didn't check back into the game in the fourth because of similar concerns. With the players on the court, the Rockets closed the gap, and took over, 122-121, 44.1 seconds remaining, after PJ Tucker charities. Houston had a chance to grow their lead, following a Stephen Curry turnover, but James Harden missed a three-pointer. The Warriors sued for time, and went to Curry anew for a game-winner, but his shot was off, allowing the Rockets to start the season on a high. WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Both the Warriors and the Rockets failed to make any moves during the trade deadline. The Warriors did waive Omri Casspi to make room for G League call-up Quinn Cook, while the Rockets signed Joe Johnson off the waiver wire (another such addition, Brandan Wright, needed knee surgery and won't play). Perhaps the biggest change regarding the Warriors will be their rotation. On opening night, head coach Steve Kerr played almost his entire roster, with 12 players logging at least seven minutes, though some of that was due to Draymond's injury. Through these playoffs, especially in the Pelicans series, the Warriors went to the 'Hamptons 5' group early and often, with just a few bench guys spelling the main guns. That will likely be the case anew against the Rockets. As for Houston, the biggest improvement from then and now might be the play of center Clint Capela. The (restricted) free-agent-to-be dominated Rudy Gobert of the Jazz, and could outmuscle his Golden State counterparts, regardless of whether they go small, or opt for Zaza Pachulia or JaVale McGee. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

NBA poised to set another three-point record

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Another year. Another record. The NBA’s 3-point craze is not slowing down. Sometime this weekend, almost certainly during one of the nine games on Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) schedule, someone will connect from beyond the arc and take the NBA to yet another long-distance level. For the sixth consecutive season, NBA teams will combine to set a leaguewide three-point record. There have already been 23,635 three-pointers made this season, and the league is more than eight percent ahead of the pace established last year, when the total across the NBA was 23,748. So clearly, the reliance on the three-pointer is not going to lessen anytime soon. “I think it’s a trend for a while — but at some point it has to peak,” said Cleveland forward Kevin Love, one of the many NBA big men who has no trouble making three's, and that’s a big reason why the totals are soaring. “Every position, 1 through 5, is now shooting three's. You see that as such a weapon. It makes the game fun, makes it interesting. There’s definitely a lot of spacing out there and it’s wild to see.” Thing is, that peak isn’t visible. Out of 30 teams, 19 are either on pace to set — or have already set — franchise records for made three's this season, and a couple others are within reasonable striking distance. There are shooters now all over the league. Only four seasons ago, the total of NBA players who made at least 100 triples was 57. This year, that total is going to be close to doubled. Across the NBA this season, 91 percent of players have attempted at least one three-pointer and 81 percent of players have made at least one. Rookies are making them; Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has 172 and is closing in on the record for a first-year player, that being 185 by Portland’s Damian Lillard. Also making them are seven-footers; eight guys listed at 7'0" or better will likely get to the 100 mark by the end of the season. And the league as a whole is actually getting better at them. Accuracy from three-point range has gone up about 1.5 percent over the last three seasons, definitely one of the reasons why scoring per game is higher than it’s been at any point in nearly 30 years. “We all like to get out there, shoot a lot of three's, spread the floor and try to move the ball as much as you can,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Everybody is more or less the same ... with the same outline. Just get it done in different ways.” The first season where the NBA combined to make 15,000 3-pointers was 2009-10, and that seems like ages ago. The 20,000 plateau was broken just two seasons ago, and barring something very unusual this season’s total will top 25,000. Love knew the three-point pace was higher than ever. But he didn’t think the record would be set this early, and that the previous mark would be obliterated. “Wow. Wow. Wow,” Love said, upon hearing the numbers. Wow is right. The single-team mark is also about to fall, and then get left in the dust for good measure. Houston, which is quite obviously flourishing in D’Antoni’s free-flowing system and has the league’s best overall record, needs only 19 three's to set a season record and break the mark that the Rockets established ... you guessed it, last season. The Rockets average 15.5 three's per game, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the team record also falls on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). It was only two years ago that Golden State became the first team to make 1,000 triples in a season — and the Rockets are on pace to get near 1,300 this season. “It’s safe to say a Mike D’Antoni team will be the first team that averages 50 three's in a game,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We can laugh at that now. But it will happen, and his team will probably be the first to do it. His first team that allegedly changed the game only averaged 23 three's a game, that 2004-05 Suns team. And look where they are now, basically doubling that up almost.” He’s exaggerating for effect, but only slightly. That team in Phoenix averaged just under 25 three-point attempts per game. This season’s Rockets are averaging nearly 43, and have gotten 50 or more attempts from deep up 12 times this season. It works for them: Houston is 11-1 in those games. It’s a statistically irrelevant sample size with which to draw a comparison, but the other teams to take at least 50 3s in a game this season — Brooklyn twice, Boston once — are 0-3. “I’m sure there’s a ceiling,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “I just don’t know what it is.” Neither does anyone else......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Count PH out of wars, Duterte tells US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday took a swipe anew at the United States (US), saying Washington should count Manila out of any expeditions or wars. Speaking at the graduation rites of the Philippine National Police Academy in Silang, Cavite, Duterte said he would not allow the Philippines to be dragged again into conflicts involving the [...] The post Count PH out of wars, Duterte tells US appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Pimentel to Cordillerans: There ll be 2019 elections despite charter change efforts

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Senate’s first hearing on charter change in Northern Luzon on Friday, March 16, was more about reassuring people that the 2019 midterm elections will not be postponed.  “Huwag kayong matakot sa multo na wala doon (Don't imagine ghosts),” said Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, who attended the provincial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

De Lima s arraignment postponed anew

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of detained Sen. Source link link: De Lima's arraignment postponed anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

De Lima s arraignment postponed anew

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of detained Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) — The highly-anticipated Senate investigation here on Friday into the alleged P8.7 billion road right-of-way (RROW) “scam” has been rescheduled anew next week. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Wednesday the Senate blue ribbon and public works committees have moved the hearing to March 22-23 to allow more senators to […] The post Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Palparan & apos;self-destructs& apos; at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers - InterAksyon

Palparan 'self-destructs' at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Palparan ‘self-destructs’ at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers

Human rights lawyers acting as private prosecutors in the trial of retired general Jovito Palparan for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students said he “self-destructed” when he took the stand on the last hearing of the case Thursday, February 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Ex-poll chief Bautista snubs probe anew, asks Senate to recall subpoena

Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista on Monday snubbed anew the Senate banks committee hearing in connection with the possible violation of the anti-money laundering law.   Source link link: Ex-poll chief Bautista snubs probe anew, asks Senate to recall subpoena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

BLOGTABLE: Can Bucks make a push for third in the East?

NBA.com blogtable With Jabari Parker set to return to the lineup this week, can you see the Milwaukee Bucks securing a top three seed in the East? * * * David Aldridge: I don’t think so. The Cavs and Wizards, with Kevin Love and John Wall each out at least six weeks with hand and knee injuries, are both vulnerable to be sure and likely to be bottom four in the East rather than top four. But I have the feeling Miami’s going to be a buyer at the deadline and add another piece in order to rise to and solidify that third spot. Now, if Milwaukee moves John Henson or otherwise makes an impact deal at the deadline to add more shooting, I might feel differently about it. Plus, I do think it’s going to take Parker a while to get back up to speed, and that adjustment period could cost Milwaukee in the short term. Steve Aschburner: With Parker set to return and with Kevin Love out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand and with John Wall missing 6-8 weeks to knee surgery? That’s how the question really sets up, with two of the three reachable teams ahead of Milwaukee in the standings losing the services of a vital player for the near future. But y’know what, I’ll still say no. First, the Bucks will have their own adjustments to make to adding a player rather than subtracting one -- they’ve got to learn anew how to best blend Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Second, Milwaukee doesn’t need the first three seeds but it sure could use the fourth for homecourt edge in Round 1. If we get a little more separation among those teams, that’s where I see the Bucks aiming: No. 4. Trey Kerby: Jabari Parker will help the Bucks in a lot of different ways -- more scoring, more shooting, another starter-caliber player on the court to take a little responsibility off the shoulders of Giannis and Bledsoe -- but he’s still just 22 years old and coming off his second knee injury in four NBA seasons. Considering the Bucks are chasing teams that have one of the best offenses (the Raptors), defenses (Celtics) or players (Cavaliers) in the league, I can’t see them making a realistic run at a top three spot in the Eastern Conference. Homecourt advantage in the first round should be the goal for this team. Tas Melas: Whose spot would they take? The Celtics and the Raptors aren’t going anywhere, but the 3rd-seeded Cavs, in the words of the late Tom Petty, are "Free Fallin’". I would pick Miami as more likely to jump Cleveland based on a more home-heavy schedule and less growing pains of working with a new (interim) coach and new-ish rotational player. Shaun Powell: Uh, no. You're asking Jabari Parker to hit the ground running after missing two-thirds of the season, and the Bucks are also getting used to a new coach and a tweaked system at the moment. That's a lot going on for a team that's still very inconsistent. Their ceiling is the four or five spot because Miami is on a roll and the Cavs will figure it out in time to prevent a free-fall in the standings. John Schuhmann: Kevin Love's injury might make things more interesting, but it's still hard to see Parker giving the Bucks enough to catch the Cavs for third place in the East. Prior to getting hurt last season, he didn't move the needle much on either end of the floor. But the hope should be that he can help in the minutes when Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the bench, when the Bucks have been almost 14 points per 100 possessions worse than in the minutes with Antetokounmpo on the floor. Either way, Milwaukee is the clear favorite to secure the 4 seed in the East, and not because Parker is coming back. The Wizards are without John Wall for the next 6-8 weeks and Miami isn't as good as their record (they're 4th in the East with the conference's 10th best point differential). Sekou Smith: No. I can't see it right now. Not from here. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. Jabari Parker could provide the Bucks with a huge boost if he's ready to get back to playing the way he was before his latest injury occurred. But that's asking a lot, more than what is fair, to be honest. Parker is probably eager to prove me, and anyone else who doubts the Bucks' lofty playoff ambitions, wrong. And he should be. But not at the expense of his comeback. He has to find his rhythm first. And with a new point guard and new head coach, that won't be as easy as some people think. A top four seed should be the carrot the Bucks chase the rest of the way. Anything beyond that is a bonus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista

THE SENATE committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies on Tuesday subpoenaed former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres D. Bautista for his failure anew to attend the committee’s inquiry on his alleged violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA). The summons ordered Mr. Bautista to appear on the scheduled Feb. 12 hearing to answer […] The post Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set its third public hearing on the postponement of the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao, following the one-year extension of martial law there.   Another public hearing has been scheduled for January 23 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.   "The consultations are precisely meant to help the Comelec determine whether or not the upcoming elections should be postponed in Mindanao," said poll spokesperson James Jimenez.   It may be recalled that last December, Congress approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial ...Keep on reading: Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

3 SC justices in attendance as HoR hearing on Sereno impeachment complaint resumes

MANILA, Philippines – Three Supreme Court Associate Justices showed up Monday morning as the House committee on justice tackled anew the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Associate Justice Samuel Martires was to testify on the resolution he penned on the application for survivorship benefits of spouses of justices and judges. Associate Justices […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Senate resumes Cha-cha hearing on Jan. 17

The Senate will open discussions anew on the proposed amendment or revision of the 1987 Constitution next Wednesday, January 17, after the House of Representatives finished deliberations on the P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 and the new government tax program TRAIN......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Indonesia politician’s graft trial delayed by stomach woes

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition is checked. Lawyers for Setya Novanto, the former speaker of Indonesia's parliament, argued Wednesday he was too ill to stand trial but prosecutors said he was in good health. Judges postponed the hearing until later in the day. Novanto was allegedly part of a conspiracy of dozens of officials who used the introduction of an electronic ID system to steal more than $170 million of public money. He evaded questioning by anti-...Keep on reading: Indonesia politician’s graft trial delayed by stomach woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017