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Venezuelan opposition leader moved to house arrest: court

Venezuelan opposition leader Manuel Rosales has been moved to house arrest after more than a year in prison on charges of corruption, the Supreme Court announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

House minority leadership dispute going to SC

MANILA, Philippines – The group of eight “legitimate” opposition lawmakers is set to elevate to the Supreme Court (SC) the issue on the House minority leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Suarez elected minority leader

Hoping to end the controversy that has further divided the already fractured opposition group in the House of Representatives, 18 congressmen elected Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez as leader of the minority bloc......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

House divided over minority leadership

Hoping to end the controversy that has further divided the already fractured opposition group in the House of Representatives, 18 congressmen elected Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez as leader of the minority bloc. However, the group of Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

He makes us go : Green elevates Warriors to 3-0 series lead

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com PORTLAND, Ore. — There is nothing Draymond Green failed to do Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) when he helped push the Blazers to the edge and the Warriors to the verge. Here is the checklist of his duties: Dribbler, pace-setter, rescuer, shooter, director, shot blocker, shot-caller and the one that probably escaped most witnesses, psychiatrist. Yes, Dr. Dray suddenly offered his services and sofa when poor Jordan Bell blew a breakaway dunk during a critical moment, just as the Warriors were in the process of flipping an 18-point deficit during their 110-99 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Bell immediately hung his head as he returned downcourt, and seconds later at the next timeout, he slowly headed toward the Warriors bench with slumped shoulders. But who intercepted him before he could take another step? That’s right, it was Green, famously known for his cool and soothing words in times of crisis. (OK, put the laugh track here.) But seriously … The type of leader every team needs ????pic.twitter.com/Tr3JblKAyX — Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 19, 2019 “I knew he wasn’t going to lecture me or anything like that,” said Bell. “He just told me that everybody misses dunks, that I shouldn’t worry about it, that mine happened to be an open one, and to keep my head into the game because I’d get another chance.” Bell paused. “I was down here,” he said, lowering his hand, “and he lifted me up here.” And wouldn’t you know, Bell got that next chance minutes later. This time, the dunk was thrown down ferociously and completed with a chin-up that belonged at LA Fitness. We can give Green credit for the 20-point, 13-rebound, career playoff-high 12-assist triple double, and we can give Green partial credit for that second-chance slam, too. That’s more like it JB ???? pic.twitter.com/JUvMfKQDsl — Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 19, 2019 The man was that multi-layered. “I don’t even know what to say about Draymond,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Once again, Green demonstrated his value to the Warriors in these playoffs with a magnificent all-around game. He left fingerprints all over the Moda Center court and various Blazers' efforts. He was there for the Warriors when nothing else worked, and he was there for the Warriors when everything finally began to click and they needed a finishing touch. His desire and will do not show up directly on the stat sheet, yet those elements made the victory possible. The Warriors won for the fourth straight game without Kevin Durant and are one more away from reaching the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year. It makes you wonder: As great as Durant is, would the Warriors be more vulnerable if it was Green who were out with a calf strain instead? That question stands valid because the Warriors lack anyone who does what he does. The energy, intensity, floor direction, ability to defend three and sometimes four different positions, as well as the rebounding were all apparent Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) and in heavy doses. They came alongside leadership, evidenced by Green giving Bell a pat on the back during that down moment. Green played Game 3 as a blur, grabbing rebounds, pushing the ball up the floor, creating scoring chances for himself or his teammates and providing help defense that triggered the pace. Green was forceful because Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were 9-for-24 shooting in the first half, at times overwhelmed by the trapping Blazers defense. So Green took it upon himself to make things happen and provide the foundation for a second-half comeback. The Golden State defense held Portland to 13 points in the third quarter, Curry had 11 points in the fourth quarter, and this series simply continued along the same path. “He was the difference-maker,” said Blazers coach Terry Stotts. “His energy, the way he was pushing the ball, he kept them going. He makes his teammates better and defensively he’s all over the place. He impacted the game.” In the third quarter, Green poked the ball loose from Damian Lillard for one of his four steals. At the time, the Warriors were down 12 and in dire need of a jolt. But here’s what was remarkable about the play. Not only did the 6'7" Green stoop and strip one of the NBA's most composed ballhandling point guards (although perhaps not in this series), but he also managed to search for and grab it while it bounced between him and Lillard, then dribbled downcourt without missing a beat. The dexterity, quickness, daring and smarts sets Green apart from others who play his role, or at least try to emulate it. “More than reacting, he acts,” said Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who oversees the team’s defensive schemes. “There’s reacting and then there's acting. He’s an actor. He sees things. He’s decisive.” Green is averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds and almost 10 assists across the last two games and those numbers barely tell the real story. It’s just heightened because of Durant’s absence. In those two games, the Warriors trailed Portland by 17 and 18 points and Green was the point man on the rally. He says his main purpose is to give Thompson and Curry a breather from the load and responsibility. With the Blazers throwing traps at those two guards to limit their scoring, Green is forcing Portland to pay him respect. He is, in essence, breaking down Portland’s defense by pushing the ball and directing the attack. “I know I have to be more aggressive,” he said. “I think it’s easy to get (Curry and Thompson) to take more shots, but we can’t put that much pressure on them, so I just take it upon myself to get the tempo where I want it and make plays for other guys as well.” It was no coincidence that six Warriors off the bench managed to get at least one basket with Green directing traffic. And Green managed to play such a high-energy game without making constant mistakes; he had only two turnovers in 38 minutes. “He’s playing with force and he’s playing with discipline,” said Kerr. “He’s playing under control. He’s not letting anything bother him, like officiating, bad shots, he’s just moving on to the next play. From that standpoint, he’s as good as he’s ever been.” This is the Draymond Green that makes the Warriors more than willing to put up with the occasional nonsense, mostly stemming from his short temper and low tolerance with the officiating yet also with teammates and coaches at times. The constant technical fouls, the early-season clash with Durant, the high maintenance that often comes with coaching him, those are all part of the package. Taken as whole, that package is more positive than negative. And when there’s no negative, as it’s been through much of this postseason, the package is irresistible. “It’s nothing new; I’ve seen him do this for seven years,” said Thompson. “I’m just so proud of Dray. He makes us go.” There was no more positive reinforcement from Green than when he comforted Bell and told the young player to shake off a missed dunk seen by millions and laughed at by thousands inside Moda Center. Green gave Bell the encouragement needed to forget the embarrassment and maintain composure, which was important because Kerr kept Bell in the game. That set Bell up to gain redemption. And the Warriors, after struggling through a sloppy start, to gain complete control of a series that could end Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in a sweep. “I’m one of the leaders of this team and in those situations you either go one of two ways. You’re either going to do your job and lift everybody up or you’re going to go the opposite way,” said Green. And so Green, with passing, defense and pace-setting, is stamping his signature on this series. His floor direction is flawless. He hasn’t shown the ability to direct the Blazers right out of the playoffs, but that’s perhaps just a matter of time. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

Sesyon magbubukas bukas, ilang panukala ihahabol

SA muling pagbubukas ng sesyon ngayong araw ay nangako ang liderato ng Kamara de Representantes na tatapusin ang mga nakabinbing panukalang batas na maaari pa nitong maihabol. “We are committed to approve more pending measures for as long we can muster a quorum,” ani House Majority Leader at Capiz Rep. Fred Castro. Hanggang sa Hunyo […] The post Sesyon magbubukas bukas, ilang panukala ihahabol appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

A referendum for the opposition

Whether or not Bam Aquino does make it to the magic 12 in the official COMELEC Canvass the outcome of the 2019 senatorial elections is a disastrous showing. 1 out of 12 elected senators will make it 5 opposition senators out of 24 in the next senate. In the lower house, there may be less […] The post A referendum for the opposition appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Beltré missing baseball less than he thought after 21 years

By Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Adrián Beltré was afraid of how he was going to feel after announcing his retirement last November, a decision the former third baseman had pretty much reached privately a few months earlier during the season. While at peace after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits, Beltré still wasn't sure what to expect when the Texas Rangers went to spring training, or when they opened this season without him. "I thought I was going to miss it more, but I'm good," Beltre said Wednesday. "So far it's been good, so hopefully stays that way." Beltre's appearance at the SMU Athletic Forum came about 3½ weeks before he will be back in Texas when the Rangers retire his No. 29 jersey on June 8. "I've seen the guys play, and talked to the guys and every game I see, I don't feel like I wish I could be there," said Beltré, who passed a big test during spring training when he visited the Rangers' complex when his 12-year-old son was playing a baseball tournament in Arizona. "I miss the guys, hanging around the guys. ... Beyond that, I don't think that I'm missing the game that much." The Dominican-born Beltré, the career hits leader for foreign-born players , turned 40 last month. Many of his former teammates were able to celebrate his birthday with him at his California home, since the Rangers' first road trip was against the Los Angeles Angels. While the Rangers are about one-fourth of the way through their 162-game season, Beltré spends his days with his family, transporting his three kids to school and their various activities. "Retirement is nice, but getting a little busy, too," he said. Beltré spent the last eight seasons of his Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Rangers. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner went to his only World Series in 2011, his first season in Texas, and joined the 3,000-hit club in a Rangers home game two years ago. He hit a Texas-high .273 with 15 homers and 65 RBIs in 119 games last season, but was on the disabled list twice because of a strained left hamstring. Calf and hamstring issues in 2017 limited him to 94 games, his fewest since 77 as a 19-year-old rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When he was hurt last season, Beltré said he pretty much decided it was time to retire. But he never publicly revealed what he was thinking, not even to his immediate family, and allowed himself a chance to mentally prepare that his playing career was going to end. "It gave me time to force my mind to this is it," said Beltré, a .286 career hitter with 477 homers whose 2,759 career games at third base are second only to Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. Beltré, who was a key leader in the Rangers clubhouse, doesn't expect to be a coach any time soon — if at all. "I don't think I have the patience for it. I don't say I will never do it, I just don't see myself doing it," he said. "I was away my house pretty much for 20-something years, and coaching takes more time. ... I don't think I can do that to my family, at least not yet.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

Duterte expected to strengthen clout after mid-term ‘referendum’

President Duterte is expected to strengthen his grip on power and further marginalize a dwindling opposition following mid-term elections yesterday. Nearly 62 million of the country’s 107 million population are registered to vote in a massive nationwide ballot for 18,000 posts, among them more than 200 mayors and governors and 245 seats in a House […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela will prosecute 7 lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido , the country's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, May 7, as Washington removed sanctions against Caracas' sacked spy chief for backing the revolt. The court, which announced the ruling in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

Duterte nakiramay sa pamilya Nograles

NAGPAHAYAG ng paki­ki­ramay si Pangu­long  Ro­drigo Duterte sa pamil­ya ni dating House Speaker Pros­pero Nograles na pumanaw noong Biyernes sa edad na 71. Ayon kay Pangulong Duterte, ikinalungkot niya ang pagyao ni Nograles at nakikidalamhati siya sa buong pamilya. “His legacy as a leader who used his voice to speak on behalf of the Fili­pino ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight any coup plotter

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, May 2, called on the armed forces to oppose "any coup plotter" after a failed military uprising by forces supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido . "Yes, we are in combat, keep morale high in this fight to disarm any traitor, any coup plotter," Maduro said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Fariñas pulls out of Ilocos Norte gubernatorial race

Former House Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas yesterday withdrew from the gubernatorial race in the province, thus, giving the top provincial post in a silver platter to a member of the Marcos family, with whom he has feuded. Fariñas filed his notice of withdrawal before the provincial office of Commission on Elections, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

  CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for huge May Day protests on Wednesday, May 1, to pile pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as the United States said it was prepared to take military action to stem the crisis in the South American nation. Pro- and anti-government rallies were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

CARACAS: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a massive May Day protest to increase the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro after a day of violent clashes on the streets…READ The post Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Venezuela in turmoil; Rioting breaks out amid ‘coup attempt’

CARACAS (AFP) – Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Tuesday, spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro – who said he had defeated an attempted coup. An apparently carefully planned attempt by Guaido to demonstrate growing military support disintegrated into […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

India gov t asks Gandhi to respond to claims he is British

NEW DELHI, India – India's government Tuesday, April 30, asked opposition leader Rahul Gandhi to respond to claims that he is a British citizen as the country's fiercely contested election battle took a bizarre twist. The home ministry wrote to the Congress party leader and scion of the famed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Venezuela says attempted coup under way

CARACAS, Venezuela (UPDATED) – Venezuelan opposition leader and  self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said on Tuesday, April 30, that troops had joined his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro as the government vowed to put down what it called an attempted coup. Hundreds of people, many waving Venezuelan flags, flocked onto a highway near a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

How the world is reacting to Venezuela coup bid

PARIS, France – Venezuela was plunged into heightened chaos on Tuesday, April 30, after self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido said he had the support of troops to oust President Nicolas Maduro, while the government denounced an attempted coup . Following are some initial reactions from world governments: 'Democracy cannot be defeated' The White House ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Sudan opposition leader says Bashir ouster not military coup

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A top opposition leader called Saturday, April 27, for Sudan to join the International Criminal Court which has indicted its ousted president Omar al-Bashir , as protesters and the military met to discuss civilian rule. Sadiq al-Mahdi, a former prime minister and head of the opposition National Umma ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019