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Ex-Agusan mayor faces graft, malversation cases

Ex-Agusan mayor faces graft, malversation cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Ex-solon faces graft, malversation raps for P65M ghost pork projects

Ex-solon faces graft, malversation raps for P65M ghost pork projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

DAR official faces graft raps over using public funds for mistress - Inquirer.net

DAR official faces graft raps over using public funds for mistress - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

DAR official faces graft for billeting mistress in hotel

DAR official faces graft for billeting mistress in hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Durant dazzles against former Thunder team anew

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) despite Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double for the Thunder. Westbrook had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in an improved showing from his 20-point outing on 4-for-15 shooting when OKC first faced Durant in the other jersey here 2.5 months ago and watched him dismantle the Thunder from every which way. In his two games against OKC, Durant has scored 79 points on 28-for-50 shooting. He hit seven three-pointers in the first meeting, a 122-96 Warriors rout Nov. 3 (Nov. 4 PHL time), also at Oracle Arena. Durant also had 12 rebounds Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Stephen Curry added 24 points and eight assists, and Klay Thompson had 14 points after he arrived back in the Bay Area just in time to play after a short absence dealing with a personal family matter. This one had tension, which just might be the norm from here on out when Durant faces the Thunder. There were words exchanged and stare downs, and of course a few hard fouls -- then an occasional smile to balance things out, like when Durant missed on a driving tomahawk jam and the ball shot back to midcourt. This atmosphere wasn't that much different from two days earlier when the champion Cavaliers visited Golden State's home floor and left with an embarrassing 126-91 defeat. Enes Kanter added 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Thunder, who missed center Steven Adams for a second straight game with a concussion. Tied at 63 after the game was also even at halftime, the Warriors scored eight unanswered points with three’s by Thompson and Durant. Thompson scored five straight points during the exact kind of scoring flurry Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan described before the game as what makes these star-studded Warriors so dangerous. It wasn't that long ago Donovan could only watch as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat OKC in the Western Conference finals last season. Westbrook shot just 8-for-23 this time and missed all but one of his six three-point tries, but made 10-of-11 free throws. With 4.4 seconds left in the first half, Zaza Pachulia collided with Westbrook and clobbered the OKC star in the face as the Warriors center went with his man as Kanter set a screen on Andre Iguodala. Westbrook went down and grabbed his face in obvious pain and Pachulia glared at Westbrook as he stood over him. The play went to official review before Pachulia received a flagrant 1 foul, drawing boos from the sellout crowd. Golden State outscored Oklahoma City 37-22 in the third to turn the game into another blowout on the way to wrapping up 9-1 stay in Northern California over the past 3.5 weeks. Durant posted his 11th game with 30 or more points and fifth with at least 30 points and 10 boards. As dominant as KD has been against the Thunder, the Warriors still must go to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and March 20 (Feb. 12 and Mar. 21, PHL time). strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Thunder: /strong> /em> Oklahoma City is 5-11 on the road against Golden State and hasn't won on the Warriors' home floor since Dec. 18, 2014. Adams wasn't with the team. em> strong>Warriors: /strong> /em>PF David West has a non-displaced fracture of his left thumb and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Golden State was tied at halftime for the first time all season. After out-rebounding the Cavs 58-35, the Warriors led the category 46-36. Golden State committed 13 first-half turnovers and 18 total. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Thunder: /strong> /em>At Utah on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) after a four-day break without a game. em> strong>Warriors: /strong> /em> At Houston on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Golden State wrapped up a stretch of more than three weeks at home that included only a bus ride to Sacramento for a lone road game in a 10-game stretch since Dec. 26 (Dec. 27, PHL time). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Plunder & graft trials: How do cases proceed in the courts?

Plunder & graft trials: How do cases proceed in the courts?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Ex-SUC chief gets 18 years for graft

MANILA, Philippines - A former president of a state college in Abra has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for allegedly implementing anomalous projects on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Match-fixing back in spotlight on eve of first Grand Slam

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press   For Rafael Nadal and the other stars of tennis, there's a familiar ring to the questions being raised as the first ball is about to be struck at the Australian Open. Recent match-fixing sanctions and a new case are bringing fresh scrutiny to the integrity of the sport a year after corruption allegations cast a pall over the first Grand Slam of the year. '(It's) obviously negative, always in the first month of the season starts to happen,' Nadal said at the season-opening Brisbane International. 'You get tired about this kind of stuff, but the most important thing is fight against these kinds of things.' The headlines started appearing early in the new year. On Jan. 5, police in Australia charged an 18-year-old player with a match-fixing offense at a lower-tier tournament last October in Traralgon, near Melbourne. Days later, another Australian player, Nick Lindahl, now retired but once ranked in the top 200, was handed a seven-year ban and $35,000 fine from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for offering to throw a match at a minor tournament in the city of Toowoomba in 2013. Lindahl had already been fined after a criminal trial. Two other Australian players received lesser punishments in connection with the incident. While Traralgon and Toowoomba are far removed from the glittering lights of Melbourne Park, the timing of the developments was troubling nonetheless. Last season began similarly beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and Buzzfeed alleged that tennis authorities had suppressed evidence of match-fixing and failed to investigate possible cases of corruption. The reports went over old ground, but the timing and the headlines overshadowed the tournament. 'I haven't heard anything (about match-fixing) since last year's Australian Open,' German player Mischa Zverev told The Associated Press last week in Brisbane. 'I think it was funny timing. ... Like the day before the Oscars, they're going to bring something up to make somebody not win it, or win it.' Since then, tennis leaders have gone into overdrive to restore confidence in the sport. An independent panel was created to review the TIU, the internal body tasked with combating corruption, and authorities promised to implement all of its recommendations when it is completed this spring. The TIU also took separate steps to strengthen its monitoring and investigation efforts, develop new anti-corruption education programs for players, and improve the transparency of its operations. In an email statement to The AP, the agency said nine players and officials were sanctioned last year for match-fixing — the most for a single year since the unit was established in 2008. Several were banned for life, including a young South African player and four officials from Turkey and Uzbekistan. The unit also expanded its outreach efforts with betting operators and regulators, leading to increased reporting of suspicious wagers. In 2016, the TIU received 292 betting alerts — an 18 percent increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those came from the Challenger and Futures circuits on the men's tour, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing given the lower likelihood of detection and the smaller earnings of the players. However, the TIU said three alerts were generated at Grand Slam events, as well. The agency was quick to note, though, that an alert isn't necessarily proof of match-fixing. Of the more than 114,000 matches played last year on the professional tours, only 0.2 percent triggered a suspicious betting alert. 'Tennis was one of the first major sports to recognize the potential threat of betting-related corruption and do something about it,' the TIU said. 'It will be for the independent review panel to take a view on the conduct and effectiveness of the unit and to put forward recommendations to improve the current structure and approach.' Whatever the investigators recommend, the fact remains the TIU faces an uphill battle. Technology has shifted the gambling landscape in such a way, it's increasingly difficult for monitors to keep up. In tennis, wagers aren't just placed on who wins or loses; bets can be placed during matches in real time on everything from total points won in a game to whether a set goes to a tiebreak. 'We're talking individual player activities here,' said Hans Westerbeek, dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. 'It's much easier to get into a situation where you approach individual players to do things that can be, if done well, quite well hidden from it being suspicious.' He likens it to the ongoing battle against performance-enhancing drugs. 'You're always struggling to keep up with the innovations that a better-resourced front of gambling operators, legal or illegal, will have available to advance their technology.' Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University, says this is one reason a more sophisticated approach is critically needed. He recommends an internal monitoring system that analyzes each match for suspicious activity in real time, rather than relying solely on betting alerts. 'A robust betting data-monitoring operation would have both in-house capabilities and a number of collaborative information sharing agreements with third parties such as sportsbooks, private monitoring firms or academics,' he said. 'Anything less is sub-optimal.' With a limited budget of just $3.23 million for 2017, however, there is only so much the TIU can do. As such, preventative measures such as education have become a priority. More than 25,000 players and officials have completed the TIU's online anti-corruption training program, and a new version will be launched that players will be required to complete every two years. 'Educating players who are up-and-coming and those who support those players is a very good, positive and necessary thing to do,' Westerbeek says. 'Because the root of the problem is ... people not really (understanding) they're engaging in criminal activity.' ___ AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this report. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Pangasinan town mayor faces graft case - The Manila Times

Pangasinan town mayor faces graft case - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Pangasinan town mayor faces graft case

Pangasinan town mayor faces graft case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Zamboanga del Norte mayor faces graft for clipping vice mayor's powers - GMA News

Zamboanga del Norte mayor faces graft for clipping vice mayor's powers - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Pangasinan mayor faces graft over lease of construction equipment - GMA News

Pangasinan mayor faces graft over lease of construction equipment - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Sandiganbayan orders ex-ERC chief tried over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has found sufficient grounds to proceed with the trial for graft and malversation cases filed against former Davao de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Ex-DSWD Chief Cabral faces graft charges

Ex-DSWD Chief Cabral faces graft charges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Sandigan junks graft, malversation cases vs ex-Palawan solon

Sandigan junks graft, malversation cases vs ex-Palawan solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Former Nueva Ecija lawmaker faces graft, malversation raps for alleged pork scam

Former Nueva Ecija lawmaker faces graft, malversation raps for alleged pork scam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Ex-Nueva Ecija lawmaker faces graft over PDAF scam

Ex-Nueva Ecija lawmaker faces graft over PDAF scam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Ex-lawmaker faces graft raps over pork misuse - Inquirer.net

Ex-lawmaker faces graft raps over pork misuse - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Ex-Maguindanao lawmaker faces graft raps over P3.8-M PDAF scam - GMA News

Ex-Maguindanao lawmaker faces graft raps over P3.8-M PDAF scam - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016