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Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 24th, 2017

WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight

WASHINGTON --- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who has taken cover in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted asylum, has speculated publicly for years that the Justice Department had brought secret criminal charges against him for revealing highly sensitive government information on his website. That hypothesis appeared closer to reality after prosecutors, in an errant court filing in an unrelated ca...Keep on reading: WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

Woman who made 13-year-old girl walk naked in public arrested

A Florida woman on Thursday was arrested for making a 13-year-old girl walk naked in public as a punishment. Deputies of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said 34-year-old Rosalie Contreras drove the girl, who was unidentified, to a nearby road. She told the girl to strip naked and walk along it. When a car passed by, Contreras made the girl retreat into their car. The suspect then abused her by slapping her face and punching her back. Contreras told deputies that she stripped the girl naked to discipline her, as she was "misbehaving." The girl sustained bruises. The suspect was booked into the Pasco county jail on Friday morning after being charged with child abuse. Bail...Keep on reading: Woman who made 13-year-old girl walk naked in public arrested.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

PBA: Aces out to finally shut down Bolts

Meralco is back to a familiar situation. The Bolts are in true must-win mode once again as they face an uphill climb from a 1-2 series deficit against Alaska in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Alaska has taken control of the series following back-to-back wins, including a close 104-102 decision in Game 4. The Aces are looking to close this one out to make their first Finals in two years. Meanwhile, Meralco looks to win a seventh knockout game this conference to force a deciding Game 5. The Bolts previously won six straight do-or-die games to advance to the semifinals. Tip off for Game 4 will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cuneta Astrodome.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago

PVL: Fighting Warays try to stay alive in semis hunt

Tacloban’s semifinals bid now depends on fate. Though needing to pray hard for other teams still in the hunt for the last Final Four spot to drop their remaining assignments, the Fighting Warays, for now, must take care of the things they have control over. Tacloban is in a must-win situation when it clashes with upset-conscious Adamson-Akari Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Fighting Warays are in a two-way tie at fifth to sixth spots with idle Pocari Sweat-Air Force, sporting 5-7 win-loss records. PetroGazz, which will face Ateneo-Motolite at 6:00 p.m., currently occupies the fourth spot behind the semis-bound Lady Eagles, Creamline and BanKo. Tacloban needs to sweep its remaining games and hope that Pocari Sweat and PetroGazz drop all of their next assignments to advance to the semis. The Fighting Warays are coming off a week-long  rest after outlasting PetroGazz in five sets. But pressure will be on Tacloban’s side against a team with nothing to lose. The Lady Falcons have yet to capture the elusive victory after bowing down on their last 10 outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago

Romeo Travis drops 50 as Magnolia ousts Ginebra to enter PBA Finals

ANTIPOLO---Magnolia silenced the crowd and eliminated Barangay Ginebra, 112-108, in Game 4 to advance to the finals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Friday at Ynares Center here. Import Romeo Travis unleashed 50 points, 21 in the fourth, and 13 rebounds to help Magnolia dethrone the Gin Kings, who have ruled the third conference for two straight years. The Hotshots recovered from their 107-103 loss in Game 3 and will face the winner in the other semifinals matchup between Alaska and Meralco. READ:Magnolia nears finals, overcomes Ginebra It took several pulsating moments for the Hotshots to finally oust the Gin Kings and it featured an irate Chito Victolero getting called fo...Keep on reading: Romeo Travis drops 50 as Magnolia ousts Ginebra to enter PBA Finals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

GALLERY: Brandon Vera, Mauro Cerilli face off ahead of ONE: Conquest of Champions

ONE Heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and his opponent Mauro Cerilli faced off a week before their clash in the ONE: Conquest of Champions on November 23 at Mall of Asia Arena. Vera, still sharp at 40, is returning to the cage after a year to defend his crown against the Italian challenger in front of the hometown crowd in Manila. Eduard Folayang, who was also present at the open workout held at Victory Sports Tower on Friday, meanwhile, is determined to bring back the ONE Lightweight crown to the Philippines against a seasoned fighter in Amir Khan. Here are photos from the event: ...Keep on reading: GALLERY: Brandon Vera, Mauro Cerilli face off ahead of ONE: Conquest of Champions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

3 mining firms fail audit, 9 others face suspension–DENR

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended the operations of three mining companies after they failed the latest review by the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC), according…READ The post 3 mining firms fail audit, 9 others face suspension–DENR appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News20 hr. 39 min. ago

Japan PM Abe visits Australia s Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

DARWIN, Australia – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, November 16, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China. Trade and closer defense relations are the centrepieces of Abe's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

Khan wants to face the best version of Folayang in Manila

Khan wants to face the best version of Folayang in Manila.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News21 hr. 13 min. ago

Warring UP fraternity members face expulsion

Members of two fraternities who were involved in altercations inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City this week may face expulsion, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Escaping accountability

Public office is a public trust. Anyone who is physically and mentally qualified to serve as a public official must be deemed physically and mentally fit to face punishment in case of conviction for graft and other offenses involving betrayal of public trust......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’

  ISTANBUL -- Turkey on Thursday said the Saudi statement over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "insufficient" and insisted that the killing was "premeditated."   "We find all those steps positive but insufficient," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised speech.   Riyadh's public prosecutor said five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of Khashoggi who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last month. /kga...Keep on reading: Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Traditional Journalism Must Evolve, or Face Losing Audience

Traditional journalism may face a natural death by losing audience in 20 years, a media expert predicts. Director Benjie Felipe, an actor and filmmaker who now works as Philippine Information Agency (PIA) senior director for strategic communications, fears old school journalists and their media platforms may become extinct, and this is precisely the reason why […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

50 more establishments in El Nido face closure

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – The El Nido municipal government on Thursday, November 15, said 50 tourism establishments are facing closure for violating the 3-meter coastal easement policy in the town. El Nido town administrator RJ de la Calzada said the municipal government is assessing the progress of the self-demolition made by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

PVL: Malakas pa rin makakatapat mo, wala kang ligtas -- Valdez on semis

Creamline is through to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. For Cool Smashers top hitter Alyssa Valdez, the next challenge now is for Creamline to build momentum heading into the best-of-three Final Four. Choosing which team to face in the penultimate stage is out of the question. “Kahit pumili ka rin kasi sa kung saang rank ka, makakatapat mo pa rin ay malalakas na teams. Wala kang ligtas,” said Valdez, whose squad sports a 9-2 win-loss record at the second spot and is on a three-game winning tear. The Cool Smashers occupied the third semifinals seat on Wednesday after sweeping Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, to join other Final Four-bound teams Ateneo-Motolite and BanKo. Only one berth remains and for the three teams that are already in the semis cast, the last four playdates of the two-round eliminations will determine their placing in the Final Four.     But the Cool Smashers would rather concentrate on building their morale than worry about their seeding.   “Ang hirap kasi hindi mo rin alam,” she said. “I think ang goal talaga is to really get wins sa mga future games namin. We have three more games medyo delikado pa. More hard work pa, more push pa.” The Cool Smashers still have BanKo, first round tormentor PetroGazz and upset-conscious Adamson-Akari in their list of assignments.   “I think ang pinakaimportante ngayon to get all the confidence na kailangan namin. Lahat malaman namin ngayon kung ano pa ang kailangan naming i-improve as a team para pagdating ng semifinals kahit sino ang makalaban namin medyo mag-perform kami ng maganda,” she said. And to build that momentum, Creamline will need to bring it’s A-game against the Perlas Spikers on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.   “We all know BanKo, tough team, very hard to beat and they’re my former teammates so kilalang-kilala nila ako,” said Valdez of the squad that the Cool Smashers swept in the first round.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

NCAA: Mapua gets revenge on LSGH, grabs second title in three years

Mapua High School now has the most number of championships in NCAA Juniors Basketball – and its record-setting title could not have come in more dramatic fashion. Dan Arches finished what Paolo Hernandez started as the Red Robins stood strong in the face of a furious fightback from now-dethroned champion College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, 77-74, on Thursday at the MOA Arena. Mapua was well on its way to a win, up 69-53 late in the third quarter before being at the wrong end of a 19-5 Junior Blazer rally that tied the tally at 74-all inside the last two minutes. “Credit sa lahat ng players na walang ginawa kundi sumunod sa game plan namin,” a beaming head coach Randy Alcantara said post-game. It was at that point, however, that Arches scored from a split from the stripe and then an inside basket to put his team back on top, 77-74. CSB-LSGH had 66 ticks to go to make something happen, but was unable to find the hole the rest of the way. Up until the last moment, however, the game wasn’t over as the Junior Blazers had the ball with 0.5 on the clock. The inbound went to Joshua David at the top of the key and he had an open look that had the ball finding the bottom of the net. Only, he wasn’t able to release the ball before time expired – therefore, preserving the three-point win for the Red Robins. With that, Mapua claimed its second championship in the last three years and 22nd overall – tying it with San Beda High School as the winningest program in the Juniors. At the same time, they have gotten back at the same Junior Blazers who dethroned them a season ago. Hernandez was the firestarter for it all with a career-best 33 points on top of 12 rebounds, three steals, two assists, and two steals. Arches then brought the finishing kick with 22 markers, including all six of his team’s points in the final frame, to go along with five boards. “Thank you nagkaroon ako ng ganitong klaseng mga players. Sila talaga ‘to e,” coach Randy said. For CSB-LSGH, Inand Fornilos topped the scoring column with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Joel Cagulangan, though, was silent for his standards with just 10 markers, six boards, and four assists after incurring an apparent right ankle injury early in the game. BOX SCORES MAPUA 77 – Hernandez 33, Arches 22, Sarias 5, Smith 5. Quimado 4, Policarpio 4, Mariano 2, Dennison 2, Lazarte 0, Diaz 0. CSB-LSGH 74 – Fornilos 18, David 13, Cagulangan 10, Palencia 8, Natividad 7, Calimag 6, Sangco 4, Lao 3, Mosqueda 3, Valenzuela 2, Lepalam 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-15, 42-34, 71-56, 77-74. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Lacson: Ang Probinsyano’s negative portrayal of cops ‘unfair’

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday agreed with Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde's statement that the negative portrayal of television series "Ang Probinsyano" to police officers was "unfair."   Lacson, who was himself a former chief of the PNP, also reminded the public that the use of police uniforms in the show was a violation of the law.   "Let's face it. Marami rin namang mabubuting nagawa ang PNP (The PNP has done a lot of good deeds), especially the leadership, especially now," he said in a regular forum in the Senate.   "I think it's unfair to portray the PNP na parang ganoon (I think it's unfair to portray...Keep on reading: Lacson: Ang Probinsyano’s negative portrayal of cops ‘unfair’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Iran faces AFC sanction

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Iran has been told it could face suspension from the Asian Cup in January over a law interfering in the national soccer federation’s independence. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says it is “closely monitoring the current issues” with its top-ranked team, and will not tolerate “third-party interference in their member associations.” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Road rage suspect who used No. 8 plates face raps for threats, usurpation | News

Angeles City police have filed criminal raps against the suspect in the road rage incident involving an SUV bearing license plates reserved for members of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Traditional journalism must evolve, or face losing audience

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov.14 (PIA)--Traditional journalism may face a natural death by losing audience in 20 years, a media expert predicts.Director Benjie Felipe, an actor and filmmaker who now w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018