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MASSIVE WIN: Team Treñas dominates Iloilo City polls

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LONE district Rep. Jerry Treñas of the National Unity Party (NUP) and his slate won majority of the local positions in the partial and unofficial tally results received by the Iloilo City Board of Canvassers. Out of the 388 clustered precincts, 384 have already transmitted the results or a turnout of 92.82 […] The post MASSIVE WIN: Team Treñas dominates Iloilo City polls appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

Red Bull threatens Ferrari s status as 2nd best team in F1

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari has a fight on its hands. Just not the one it wants. Red Bull is threatening to replace it as Formula One's next-best team behind a dominant Mercedes after Max Verstappen outperformed Ferrari's drivers at the Spanish Grand Prix. Verstappen took third place on Sunday behind race winner Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. That allowed the Red Bull driver to move past Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into third place overall with 66 points to Vettel's 64. Hamilton and Bottas are far in front with 112 and 105 points, respectively. "I knew we could take the fight to Ferrari," Verstappen said after being cheered by the large number of Dutch fans who had come to the race decked in orange T-shirts. Verstappen and his supporters have good memories of the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. His win here in 2016 made him F1's youngest race winner at age 18. While another victory was out of the question given Mercedes' pace, Verstappen didn't have too much trouble staying in front of the Ferraris. "We were close to Ferrari in qualifying," he said. "I am happy to be back on the podium and third in the championship. It is good to close the gap." As F1's most successful team, Ferrari entered the season with renewed hopes of challenging Mercedes after rising talent Charles Leclerc joined Vettel in a potentially potent driving lineup. Ferrari was faster on this same track during two weeks of preseason testing this winter and had brought in a new engine for the race. But Mercedes was unfazed and stormed to a fifth one-two finish in as many races to further demoralize its rivals. Vettel tried to get the jump on the Mercedes at the race start from third on the grid. But the move only succeeded in making Bottas flinch and letting Hamilton go clear. After Vettel's tires locked up, Verstappen slipped past into third place. Even though there are 16 races left, it looks like Ferrari will likely have to wait another year to end its constructors title drought that dates back to 2008. "The updates we brought here to Barcelona, both on the aero front and on the engine, worked well and we are more than pleased with them, but they proved to be insufficient," said Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto. "Now we have to analyze and think about what did not work. And when it comes to that, as of today I don't think we have a precise answer." As for Hamilton, he said he had taken notice of improvements that Red Bull had made after switching to a Honda engine this season. The defending champion also said he missed a better effort from Ferrari. "We welcome a battle and it would be great to fight with Ferrari and Red Bull," said Hamiton. "I prefer it when they are in the mix with us. It is much better when we can compete with another team.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont allowed to run for EU polls

MADRID, Spain – Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont , who fled Spain in 2017 after a secession attempt, can contest EU polls this month, a Madrid court said Monday, May 6, overturning a decision by the electoral board. A court spokesman said Puigdemont would be able to run, as would Toni Comin and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Catalonia s ex-leader Puigdemont banned from EU polls – party

MADRID, Spain – Election authorities have banned Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont , who fled Spain in 2017 after a secession attempt, from running in EU polls , his party said Monday, April 29. Together for Catalonia issued a statement accusing the electoral commission of wanting to "silence and push aside" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Barcelona official relieved from role after Messi comment

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Barcelona official has been dismissed from an institutional-relations role after he said Lionel Messi would not be as good if he didn't have great teammates, the club announced on Friday. Barcelona said it relieved Pere Gratacos from his responsibilities because 'he publicly expressed a personal opinion that did not coincide with the opinion of the entity.' Gratacos was responsible for the club's institutional relations with the Spanish football federation. Barcelona said he will remain working on other projects within the club.   The official told Spanish media after the Copa del Rey draw on Friday that 'Leo is one of the most important players of the team, but he wouldn't be as good without Neymar, (Luis) Suarez, (Gerard) Pique, (Andres) Iniesta and the rest of the players.' He added that 'obviously Messi is the best player.' br /> Gratacos was answering a question about Messi's importance after the team advanced to the Copa quarterfinals with a win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, when Messi scored a decisive free kick goal. br /> The official's comments came as Messi, a five-time world player of the year, is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the Catalan club. br /> The 29-year-old Argentine has 12 goals in the last 11 games. He's scored decisive free kick goals in all three of Barcelona's matches this year. br /> br /> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Reds urge Duterte to reverse hero’s burial for FM

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Warning of massive protests, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) urged President Duterte to reconsider the burial of Ferd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

Only mass civil disobedience can block Marcos’ burial

Only mass civil disobedience can block Marcos’ burial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

Espanyol beats Barcelona's reserves to win Catalan Super Cup

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ecuadorean striker Felipe Caicedo scored early as Espanyol defeated Barcelona's reserves 1-0 to win the Catalan Super Cup on Tuesday. Caicedo sped past two defenders inside the area and rounded the goalkeeper before findi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2016

Spain s Socialists vote to end political impasse

MADRID — Spain's Socialist party voted yesterday to stop blocking the conservative Popular Party from forming a minority government, setting the stage to end.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

Trump lashes out at ‘disloyal’ Republicans

Embattled presidential hopeful Donald Trump lashed out against “disloyal” Republicans in a ranting tweetstorm, deepening a split that threatens the future of the 162-year-old party......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Tensions flare as Republicans clash over Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's candidacy has long exposed divisions within the Republican Party. But GOP leaders had hoped to prevent an all-out civil war at least until after the election......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 11th, 2016

Conservatives in dock in Spain’s ‘trial of the year’

MADRID: Spain's &'8220;trial of the year&'8221; got underway Tuesday with former lawmakers of the ruling Popular Party in the dock over one of the country's biggest corruption scandals. Kickbacks, fake invoices and Swiss bank accounts: the juicy details o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Spain's Socialist Party chief steps down

Spain's Socialist Party chief steps down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2016

Acting PM's party boosted in regional elections in Spain

Acting PM's party boosted in regional elections in Spain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016

Massive demonstration staged in Taipei amid pension reform discussions

Groups of people, including retired military personnel, civil servants and public school teachers, gathered in downtown Taipei on Saturday afternoon to call for respect of their contribution to the island amid discussions of pension reform......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 5th, 2016

Massive demonstration staged in Taipei amid pension reform discussions

TAIPEI -- Groups of Taiwanese people, including retired military personnel, civil servants and public school teachers, gathered in downtown Taipei on Saturday afternoon to call for respect of their contribution to the island amid discussions of pension re.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 4th, 2016

‘Bikoy’ apologizes to Duterte family

The man who claims to be behind the controversial “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos has surfaced to recant his drug allegations against President Duterte, his family and friends and to seek their forgiveness, while linking the opposition Liberal Party this time to a supposed plot to oust Duterte and set the stage for a takeover by Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News55 min. ago

Leni denies LP links to Bikoy, ouster plot

The Liberal Party has nothing to do with the so-called “Bikoy” videos that tagged President Duterte, his close relatives and allies as leaders of a drug syndicate, party chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News55 min. ago

Kris suko na sa pagbabayad para sa kasalanan ng ilang taga-LP

Sinagot ni Kris Aquino ang isang netizen na dismayado raw sa hindi niya pagboto ng straight Otso Diretso nitong nakaraang eleksyon. Marami ang nam-bash sa Social Media Queen nang ibandera niya sa kanyang Instagram account na hindi lahat ng kandidato ng Liberal Party (ang partido ng kapatid niyang si dating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino) ay kanyang […] The post Kris suko na sa pagbabayad para sa kasalanan ng ilang taga-LP appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago