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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: tribune tribuneNov 15th, 2018

Huawei exec faces U.S. fraud charges linked to Iran, court hears

VANCOUVER, Canada – Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, December 7, a week after she was detained on an American extradition request. Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Quicker Gilas faces Iran

With a beefed-up lineup, Gilas Pilipinas hopes to produce the result that it badly needs to deliver in a virtual do-or-die setto with Iran in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers at the MOA Arena in Pasay tonight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Iran - 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas faces a must-win situation when it tangles with Iran at the end of the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers. Boosted by a raucous home crowd, the Filipinos seek to exact revenge against the Iranians who beat them in the fourth window as they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas going Stanley for KAZ; Stan vs IRI

Despite not yet giving a final 12-man lineup for the Philippines-Kazakhstan and Philippines-Iran FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, respectively, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says the team has made up their mind for their naturalized players. The fiery coach says the team was "90-percent" sure that they would be fielding in explosive guard Stanley Pringle of the NorthPort Batang Pier against Kazakhstan on Friday November 30th, where his scoring is expected to be a factor. Gilas will then be utilizing the services of San Miguel big man Christian Standhardinger to match up with the tall and phyisical Iran frontline on Monday, December 3rd.  Guiao also added that at this point, 10 players have been decided but the last two slots will be still be determined before the submission of the names to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Wednesday afternoon. He further explained that choosing among the most stacked roster the Philippines has seen in recent memory has been quite difficult. "We're trying to cover all the bases at this point. These are the games that will really matter. Importanteng laro na we will be judged, we will be defined by the games that we will play in the next few days," shared the national team coach. The penultimate full practice at the Meralco Gym before Gilas faces off against Kazakhstan was held Wednesday morning and was attended by 17 of the 19 players in the pool, namely Jayson Castro, Matthew Wright, Beau Belga, Scottie Thompson, Ricci Rivero, Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo, Poy Erram, and Arwind Santos. Also in attendance were Alex Cabagnot, Troy Rosario, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, and Pringle. Standhardinger (illness) and Kai Sotto (school) were not present. The final full practice for Gilas before the Kazakhstan tussle will be Thursday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena.  __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Jawo reminds Gilas players to just think of Pilipinas

Former Senator and Olympian Robert Jaworski reminded members of the Gilas pool that they are playing for flag and country, not for themselves. Jaworski attended a lunch affair along with 11 other past members of the Philippine men's national basketball team, who represented the tricolors in the Olympics and/or the FIBA World Championships. The Philippines has participated in the Olympics from the inaugural event in the 1936 Berlin Games up until the 1972 Munich Games.  Gilas meanwhile last apperared in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, where they were eliminated after the first round. Under the leadership of the greatest Filipino cager ever, Caloy "The Big Difference" Loyzaga, the country finished third at the 1954 FIBA World Championships, the highest-ever from an Asian nation.  Among those in attendance for the lunch were Antonio Genato, Loyzaga's son Chito, Kurt Bachmann's son Dickie, Ed Roque, Arturo Valenzona, Jimmy Mariano, Marte Samson, Manny Paner, and Moying Martelino. "Just think of the word 'Pilipinas'. Yun po ang importante. Kahit saan po kayo maglaro noong araw, malilimutan po yan eh. Pag nag-represent kayo sa Pilipinas, that would be a legacy," the 1978 PBA MVP said to the attendees of the lunch.  "Don't think of your last name. Don't even think of the company. Just think of Pilipinas. The real idea of what this is all about." Jaworski, who retired in 1997 after a long and illustrious career, stressed that the Filipinos should go back to basics if they want to beat the two teams. "They should work on basic basketball foundations, which is boxing out. Because the guys are taller. And they've got to focus on free shots because you only need one point to win. So you got to take your time there. You have ten seconds, and many of the other small things," shared Jaworski. The lunch was suggested by Gilas coach Yeng Guiao to serve as a debt of gratitude to those who have served the country in the hardwood for the past half century. Gilas faces Kazakhstan on Nov. 30 and Iran on Dec. 3, which Guiao stresses as the games 'that will really matter'.  __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Andray Blatche says call anytime

Naturalized player Andray Blatche is eligible to suit up for the Philippines when Gilas faces Iran in the second contest of the fifth window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers at the MOA Arena on Monday but even as he will have completed his three-game suspension by then, the nine-year NBA veteran was left out of the 20-man national pool......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

‘30-year-old’ asylum seeker faces deportation for pretending to be high school student

An adult asylum seeker from Iran faces deportation after pretending to be a 15-year old Year 11 student in Suffolk, United Kingdom. An investigation by the U.K. Home Office revealed that the man identified as Siavash was an adult, as reported by The Telegraph on Friday, Nov. 23. While the Home Office did not divulge the real age of Siavash, they established he was indeed over 18. Meanwhile, Stoke High School, where Siavash spent six weeks studying, confirmed they have removed the asylum seeker from the school. Siavash's now-deleted Facebook account which stated he was an architecture student at the Islamic Azad University in Abada, Iran also surfaced during the investigation, as per...Keep on reading: ‘30-year-old’ asylum seeker faces deportation for pretending to be high school student.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Rep. Aniceto Bertiz lll faces sanction for misconduct; OFW files complaint

The House of Representatives committee on ethics will sanction ACTS-OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz lll for alleged misconduct in reportedly refusing to take off his shoes at the airport despite being asked to do so......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

In must-win vs Qataris, Team Pilipinas needs its shots to fall

The Philippines is in amust-win situation when it faces Qatar on Monday in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. With a solid grip of the third place in Group F at stake, the Filipinos need to fare better from long range against the bottomed-ranked Qataries if they want to improve their chance of advancing to the World Cup. Against Iran, Gilas Pilipinas' shooters went ice cold just as the Iranians started hitting their stride to make up for the absence of the towering Hamed Haddadi, who only played briefly when the game was already decided. San Miguel teammates Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter,both considered long-range threats in the PBA,...Keep on reading: In must-win vs Qataris, Team Pilipinas needs its shots to fall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Christian Standhardinger joins Gilas in Iran

Coach Yeng Guiao opted for the hardworking Christian Standhardinger over the spitfirish Stanley Pringle and tapped five new faces to backstop the Jakarta Asiad veterans as Team Philippines resumes its quest for a berth in the 2019 FIBA World Cup against West Asian power Team Iran at the Azady Gym in Tehran tonight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Amid fears of being sanctioned by US, Japan to stop importing oil from Iran

Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading… link: Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading [...] The post Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Sor Rungvisai not taking unheralded Diaz lightly

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand faces off with Iran Diaz of Mexico during their open workout on Tuesday at Nakornloung Promotion Gym in Thailand. Sor Rungvisai will be defending his WBC super fl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: PHI boxers take center stage Friday

JAKARTA --- Nesthy Petecio takes on a vaunted Chinese she beat earlier this year and Joel Bacho fights an Iranian with a milder resume as the Philippines opens its campaign in boxing in the 18th Asian Games on Friday at the Jakarta International Expo Hall. Petecio, the 26-year-old Davao City pride who has practically fought in every major international competition in the last five years, faces China’s Yin Jun Hua in the preliminaries of the women’s bantamweight (57 kgs division). Who is Yin? Read this: Silver medalist in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, bronze medalist in the Jeju 2014 world championships, gold medalist in the 2017 Ho Chi Min Asian championships and gold medalist—but in the 60 kgs class—in the Incheon 2014 Asian Games. Petecio? She bagged silver in the Jeju worlds, also silver in the 2015 Ulanqab (China) Asian championships and was a consistent silver medalist in the Southeast Asian Games from 2013 to 2017. But one good thing going for Petecio is she beat Yin in the semifinals of the Korotkov Memorial Cup in Russia last May. It was Petecio’s first win in five meetings over the Chinese as she went on to win the gold. “This is like a gold medal fight,” said Philippine team coach Nolito “Boy” Velasco of the Petecio-Yin fight. Bacho, 25, meanwhile, takes on Iran’s Sajjad Kazemzadeh in a men’s welterweight duel. Bacho, an Asian Championships campaigner from Babatngon in Leyte, is expected to work a little harder against the Iranian, a bronze medal winner in last year’s Tashkent Asian Championships. The other Filipino boxers drew opening day byes—lightweight James Palicte, flyweight Olympian Rogen Ladon, light flyweight Carlo Paalam and middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial in the men’s division and flyweight Irish Magno in the women’s contest......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties

President Donald Trump lashed out at OPEC with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on close US allies in an interview that aired on Sunday with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran. Source link link: Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Iran urges foreign firms to resist U.S. sanction threats

TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran on Saturday, June 30 urged foreign firms working in Iran to resist US "threats" of sanctions, adding it was in talks with French car makers about staying on in the country. "All (foreign) companies working in Iran should not be intimidated by US threats and should continue ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can’t coast to World Cup 2nd round

MOSCOW --- Portugal and Spain opened up their World Cup campaigns with an entertaining draw. Now each team wants a routine victory to secure its place in the round of 16. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and rival faces Morocco. The games are scheduled that way to avoid giving any team the advantage of knowing its competitors' results as group play wraps up. Portugal and Spain followed uptheir 3-3 drawwith 1-0 victories. That means they're level atop Group B with four points and the same goal difference. Iran is one point behind thanks to its win over Morocco. That means Iran could eliminate Portugal...Keep on reading: Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can’t coast to World Cup 2nd round.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

In-form Portugal star Ronaldo looms over Morocco while Spain faces Iran

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA -- Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup opener, while 2010 winner Spain plays Iran in Group B. The post In-form Portugal star Ronaldo looms over Morocco while Spain faces Iran appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018