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Comelec to resume registration for OAV

MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipinos wishing to vote in the 2019 midterm polls will be given 20 months to register......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2016

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer br /> NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But they received a majority of votes for the first time and could be in position to gain election in coming years. Bagwell, on the ballot for the seventh time after falling 15 votes short last year, received 381 of 442 votes for 86.2 percent. Players needed 75 percent, which came to 332 votes this year. 'Anxiety was very, very high,' Bagwell said. 'I wrote it on a ball tonight. It was kind of cool.' In his 10th and final year of eligibility, Raines was on 380 ballots (86 percent). He started at 24.3 percent in 2008 and jumped from 55 percent in 2015 to 69.8 percent last year. 'Last night probably the worst night I've had out of the 10 years,' he said. 'I knew I was close, but I wasn't sure.' Rodriguez , at 45 the youngest current Hall member, received 336 votes (76 percent) to join Johnny Bench in 1989 as the only catchers elected on the first ballot. '''I've been having trouble sleeping for three days,' the popular Pudge said. 'Johnny Bench was my favorite player growing up.' Hoffman was five votes shy and Guerrero 15 short. 'Falling short of this class is disappointing,' Hoffman said in a statement. 'I am truly humbled to have come so close. I hope to one day soon share a Hall of Fame celebration with my family, friends, teammates and all of San Diego.' Edgar Martinez was next at 58.6 percent, followed by Clemens at 54.1 percent, Bonds at 53.8 percent, Mike Mussina at 51.8 percent, Curt Schilling at 45 percent, Lee Smith at 34.2 percent and Manny Ramirez at 23.8 percent. Players will be inducted July 30 during ceremonies at Cooperstown along with former Commissioner Bud Selig and retired Kansas City and Atlanta executive John Schuerholz, both elected last month by a veterans committee. Bagwell was a four-time All-Star for Houston, finishing with a .297 batting average, 401 homers and 1,401 RBIs. Among 220 Hall of Fame players, he is the 50th who spent his entire career with one big league team. Raines, fifth in career stolen bases, is just the fifth player elected in his final year of eligibility after Red Ruffing (1967), Joe Medwick (1968), Ralph Kiner (1975) and Jim Rice (2009). Raines was a seven-time All-Star and the 1986 NL batting champion. Raines hit .294 with a .385 on-base percentage. He spent 13 of 23 big league seasons with the Montreal Expos, who left Canada to become the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season, and joins Andre Dawson and Gary Carter as the only players to enter the Hall representing the Expos. Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star who hit .296 with 311 homers and 1,332 RBIs, was never disciplined for PEDs but former Texas teammate Jose Canseco alleged in a 2005 book that he injected the catcher with steroids. Asked whether he was on the list of players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during baseball's 2003 survey, Rodriguez said in 2009: 'Only God knows.' Bonds, a seven-time MVP who holds the season and career home run records, again saw his vote percentage climb, as did Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Bonds was indicted on charges he lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he denied using PEDs, but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three counts he made false statements and convicted him on one obstruction of justice count, finding he gave an evasive answer. The conviction was overturned on appeal in 2015. Clemens was acquitted on one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements to Congress and two counts of perjury, all stemming from his denials of drug use. 'Barry Bonds was the best player I played against in my entire life,' Bagwell said. Several notable players will join them in the competition for votes in upcoming years: Chipper Jones and Jim Thome in 2018, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay in 2019, and Derek Jeter in 2020. Lee Smith, who had 478 saves, got 34 percent in his final time on the ballot. Jorge Posada, Tim Wakefield and Magglio Ordonez were among the players who got under 5 percent and fell off future ballots. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

LA2024 committee proposes venues for 3 more Olympic sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The committee seeking to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would stage archery at a new football stadium, mountain biking in a regional park and modern pentathlon at a stadium, with all three locations away from the downtown core. LA2024 announced on Tuesday its proposed locations for the three sports in completing a list of existing, planned or temporary venues for the Games. The committee has stressed the city's bid doesn't require any permanent venue construction. Archery would be held in the new football stadium in Inglewood, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The stadium is currently under construction and set to open in 2019. It will be the home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams. It would also be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, with gymnastics across the street at the Forum. Mountain biking would be hosted at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in suburban San Dimas, 30 miles from downtown. The venue would be upgraded and allow for future World Cup races to be held there. Modern pentathlon would be at StubHub Center in Carson, 17 miles from downtown, with all five of the sport's disciplines held within a single stadium. StubHub is the proposed venue for rugby during the first week of the games, and modern pentathlon would be held the second week. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Solon files disbarment case vs Roque over malicious attacks

MANILA, Philippines — A solon on Monday filed a disbarment case against fellow party-list member, Kabayan party-list Rep......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Congress to come up with list of urgent bills

MANILA, Philippines - The leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives aims to come up with a common list of priority legislation ahead of the c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Cavaliers acquire Kyle Korver from Hawks

em>Cleveland Cavaliers press release /em> CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard/forward Mike Dunleavy, guard Mo Williams, cash considerations and a protected first-round draft pick (first possible pick is Cleveland's 2019 first round pick), Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) from Cleveland Clinic Courts.   “We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family,” said Griffin. “Among the most prolific and dynamic three-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless, and team first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor. We look forward to welcoming Kyle, his wife, Juliet and their three children to Northeast Ohio and are certain our fans will embrace them with open arms.” In Atlanta, President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer issued the following statement: “We are incredibly grateful to Kyle for his contributions to the Hawks over the last five years. He is a professional in every sense of the word and played a significant part in establishing our culture and in the success this franchise has seen. This is a difficult decision, but one we felt was in the best interest of the organization.” Korver (6'7', 212) played in 32 games (21 starts) for Atlanta this season with averages of 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.9 minutes. He is also shooting .889 from the foul line and .409 from the three-point line, while scoring in double figures 16 times in 2016-17. Korver has spent the last four-plus seasons with the Hawks and currently ranks first on the team’s all-time free throw percentage list at .887 (329-371) and third on the club’s all-time three-point field goals made chart with 818 triples. Korver shot .452 (818-1,811) from the three-point line in his career with Atlanta and hit at least one triple in 311 of 332 games played with the team. Playing in his 14th NBA season, Korver has appeared in 996 games (417 starts) with Philadelphia, Utah, Chicago and Atlanta, owning career averages of 10.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game. He was an NBA All-Star in 2015 and ranks eighth in NBA history with 1,952 career three-pointers (fifth among active players) and eighth all-time in three-point field goal percentage (.429). Korver has hit 100 threes or more 11 times in his career, including each of the last six seasons. Dunleavy (6'9', 220), who was acquired in a trade with Chicago on July 7, 2016, played in 23 games (two starts) for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15.9 minutes. Williams (6'1', 198) was part of the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship team after signing as a free agent on July 10, 2015 and averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists in 18.2 minutes in 41 games (14 starts) last season. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

(YEARENDER) EJKs, brgy. polls, 2017 budget highlight Senate centenary - Manila Bulletin

(YEARENDER) EJKs, brgy. polls, 2017 budget highlight Senate centenary - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

House files ethics complaint vs Leila

The House Committee on Justice formally asked the Senate to impose disciplinary action against Sen. Leila M. de Lima as they filed yesterday an ethics complaint against the lawmaker for telling her former aide to snub the House of Representatives’ .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Leila faces ouster over ethics plaint

HOUSE leaders on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Senator Leila de Lima before the Senate committee on ethics for disobeying a summons when she advised her former lover and driver to go into hiding to avoid testifying before a congressional inquir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

House leaders file ethics complaint vs De Lima at Senate

MANILA, Philippines — House of Representatives leadership on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Leila De Lima before the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Ethics complaint vs De Lima filed at Senate - Inquirer.net

Ethics complaint vs De Lima filed at Senate - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Senate has death penalty in kill bill list

Senate has death penalty in kill bill list.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 8th, 2016

Bill filed for creation of PH training center

True to his word that the athletes’ welfare is of paramount importance, party-list congressman Mikee Romero (Pacman) yesterday approved the establishment of a national training center in Pampanga that will cater to the needs of the country’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

LIST: Senate guest list for Espinosa slay probe – Day 3

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs will resume its inquiry into the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Filipino WWII vets finally recognized

THE United States House of Representatives finally approved on Wednesday, November 30, the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Medal Act originally filed in 2015. The Senate had earlier approved the counterpart bill unanimously last July. The .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

House to avoid feud with Senate

Notwithstanding his insistence that the House of Representatives possess the power to order the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admitted that issuing an arrest warrant has practically taken the backseat in the list of priority a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

ARMM Investment Priorities Plan ready by year end

(November 29, 2016.Cotabato City). The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is now on the process of drafting the latest Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) or the 2017-2019 ARMM List. ARMM IPP enumerates th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

De Lima’s cases to Senate ethic committee

The Senate committee on ethics will take up the two ethics complaint that have been filed against Senator Leila de Lima next week, Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

LIST: Senate guest list for Espinosa slay probe

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee will resume its inquiry into the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

2 senators ididiin ni Kerwin sa drug trade

DALAWANG incumbent senator ang maaaring pangalanan ni Kerwin Espinosa sa kanyang pagharap sa Senate inquiry, kung matatalakay na ang payola list ng kanilang pamilya. Ayon kay Whistleblowers Association president Sandra Cam, nabanggit ni Kerwin sa kanya an.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016