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Putin calls for ‘culture of no tolerance’ to doping

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for sports officials to restore Moscow's place in international sport and implement a "culture of no tolerance" to doping ahead of a vote to elect a new head of Russia's Olympic Committee. "It is important to ensure the restoration of our position in the international sport movement, to actively participate in the work of international federations and to continue working on improving the effectiveness of anti-doping systems," Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin's website Tuesday. He added that "it is necessary to give priority to the formation of an absolute no tolerance culture to this negative phenomenon at all...Keep on reading: Putin calls for ‘culture of no tolerance’ to doping.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 29th, 2018

Putin calls for ‘culture of no tolerance’ to doping

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for sports officials to restore Moscow's place in international sport and implement a "culture of no tolerance" to doping ahead of a vote to elect a new head of Russia's Olympic Committee. "It is important to ensure the restoration of our position in the international sport movement, to actively participate in the work of international federations and to continue working on improving the effectiveness of anti-doping systems," Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin's website Tuesday. He added that "it is necessary to give priority to the formation of an absolute no tolerance culture to this negative phenomenon at all...Keep on reading: Putin calls for ‘culture of no tolerance’ to doping.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

NCCA calls for proposals on competitive grants 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, July 17 (PIA)--The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) has called for project proposals specifically coming from Mindanao for implementation in 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

NCCA calls for proposals on competitive grants 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, July 17 (PIA)--The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) has called for project proposals specifically coming from Mindanao for implementation in 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its final day, featuring the title match Sunday in Moscow between France and Croatia. PUTIN REAPPEARS The Russian president has kept a fairly low profile at the World Cup considering he’s more or less the man behind the tournament. Vladimir Putin attended the opening match a month ago in Moscow, a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia that kicked off a surprising quarterfinal run for the home team. That’s evidently the only soccer he’s seen in person, though he has hosted a handful of events involving FIFA officials in and around Red Square, including a Saturday evening concert at the Bolshoi Theater. Putin was to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday ahead of the final, then attend the match at Luzhniki Stadium a short drive from the Kremlin before heading off to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday. WORLD CUP-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT If Putin is into Puerto Rican pop, he’s in for a treat. The tournament’s official song, “Live It Up,” has showed up at World Cup stadiums about as often as Putin himself. It will be showcased Sunday when Will Smith joins singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi in performing it during the closing ceremony. The song is innocuous enough, but that doesn’t mean some controversy couldn’t crop up. Though the three avoided anything sensitive during their news conference this week, Istrefi has ruffled feathers in the past on a topic that caused problems earlier in the tournament: An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, she upset some conservative Serbs last year when she shot a music video inside an Orthodox Church. FIFA fined several Swiss players, also ethnic Albanians, who made pro-Albania symbols with their hands in a comeback win over Serbia in the group stage. WHO’LL TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE England’s Harry Kane has six goals to his credit, making him a near lock to win the Golden Boot , awarded to the tournament’s top scorer. The awards based on judgment calls are more up in the air. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is a good bet to be named player of the tournament if he plays well again and Croatia wins. But the Golden Ball could just as easily go to Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann if France triumphs. Best goalkeeper? Maybe the toughest call of all. The two playing Sunday — France captain Hugo Lloris and Croatian sensation Danijel Subasic — and England’s Jordan Pickford all have strong cases in a tournament where several ’keepers have excelled. OH, AND THAT OTHER TROPHY Will France win its second World Cup, or Croatia its first? That could come down to the Croats’ stamina. No team has played three extra-time matches in the same World Cup, as Croatia has done in its past three contests. Moreover, France has had one more day to prepare because its semifinal preceded Croatia’s. “An extra 24 hours is a really big thing at this stage of the tournament,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez noted Saturday, allowing for what edge his side might’ve had in its 2-0 win over England in the third-place match. On the other hand, Croatia has defied logic on this once already. It was faced with a fast, younger, relatively rested team in its semifinal against England, just as it is against France. After going down a goal, the Croats steadily grew stronger, controlling the game and beating opponents to the ball as if they were the ones with fresh legs, finally getting the winner in extra time. France will be favored for a lot of other good reasons , but another upset shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been watching Croatia or the rest of this upset-filled World Cup. Catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final between France and Croatia on July 15, Sunday, 11 PM LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

German reporter who exposed Russia doping ‘won’t be at World Cup’

German journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose investigative reporting exposed Russia's alleged state-sponsored doping, will not travel to the football World Cup tournament out of security concerns, national broadcaster ARD said. World Cup host Russia had initially refused to issue Seppelt a visa, but later relented after massive international pressure, with FIFA stressing the importance of media freedom to President Vladimir Putin's government. But Germany's security agencies have since evaluated the situation and found that it was risky for the journalist to travel to Russia, said ARD in a statement late Wednesday. Representatives from the broadcaster also held talks with Foreig...Keep on reading: German reporter who exposed Russia doping ‘won’t be at World Cup’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Wider reach for the Fab Five in ‘Queer Eye’s’ latest season

  In the second season of the "Queer Eye" reboot, which begins streaming on June 15 on Netflix, the new Fab Five advocates acceptance and respect more than mere tolerance, not just for issues involving the LGBTQ community, but also over other polarizing matters netizens often find themselves crossing swords with. To get this message across, Antoni Porowski (food and wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion) turn on the charm as they take turns transforming "beasts" into "brawny masculine beauties." Eight-episode season The eight-episode latest season isn't just about sloppy slobs and straight bu...Keep on reading: Wider reach for the Fab Five in ‘Queer Eye’s’ latest season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Putin calls for World Cup stadiums to be self-sustaining

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering a question during his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Putin hosts call-in shows every year, which typically.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Public investors’ worries over failed companies

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should tell public investors trading in listed stocks why the commission has not initiated an investigation into how and why a particular listed company goes bankrupt. If that is the result of the SEC’s tolerance of the culture of secrecy among business owners and their executives, then the public [...] The post Public investors’ worries over failed companies appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Putin meets Assad, calls for political process on Syria

SOCHI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad  on Thursday, May 17, and said the "military success" in Syria allowed for a large-scale "political process" leading to the withdrawal of foreign forces and the reconstruction of the country. A day after UN special ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Hontiveros calls for ‘independent, progressive’ foreign policy

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on fellow legislators to spearhead an effort to craft an 'independent and progressive foreign policy" amid challenges that the nation face especially in the West Philippine Sea.   Hontiveros asserted that the country needs at this point a foreign policy that will genuinely reflect the hopes and interests of Filipinos, and veer away on the culture of impunity and abuses.   "I appeal to my colleagues to join hands in pushing for a foreign policy founded on the principles of equality and human rights, particularly the right to life and dignity, and in the context of our other challenges, such as China and the West Philippin...Keep on reading: Hontiveros calls for ‘independent, progressive’ foreign policy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Globe calls for collaborations to create ripples of impact through volunteerism

GLOBE Telecom is calling on private organizations and non-government agencies to collaborate and join the company’s volunteerism program by providing opportunities to volunteer or fielding volunteers to create a Globe of Good. Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President for Globe Corporate Communications, divulged that the company aims to share its unique culture of volunteerism to more […] The post Globe calls for collaborations to create ripples of impact through volunteerism appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

For Kobe Bryant, the name of the game is championships

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Kobe Bryant doesn't think fans have taken "ringsssss" culture too far. The former LA Laker, who has a shirt in snakeprint font with exactly that word (five s's for five championships, naturally), said it's "fair" to discuss players in terms of the rings they've won, during a global media call for his new ESPN+ show "Detail." "I think it's situational," said Bryant. "Obviously, you have individual players who have been phenomenal, have had amazing careers, but haven't won a championship, right? I think we all know that. "But the name of the game is to win championships, right? It's different in most other team sports where an individual can really inspire, challenge, lead, make big plays, get big stops, to be able to lead a team to victory. You can't do it alone, you have to have great teammates, whether it's Magic and Kareem, James Worthy, or Pippen, or Shaquille, whatever the case may be. "Individually you have great players who haven't had the great fortune of winning championships, but by and large I don't think it's unfair to put that pressure on winning championships because that is the name of the game, to win championships." Bryant is coming off an Oscar for "Best Animated Short Film" for his adaptation of "Dear Basketball," and for the Black Mamba, the win gave him some extra credibility, as he gets into his post-hoops life. "I think the important thing for me is to establish myself within this industry as a serious creator," he said. "I mean, I can write. I can edit. I can produce. I can do those things at a serious level. It's not something that's kind of a one-time passion sort of thing. It's just something that we do every single day. "It wasn't something that I just attached my name to as an executive producer, which most people tend to do. This is something I gave birth do. This is something I actually wrote. This is something that I went out and called Glen [director Glen Keane] and got Glen onboard, called John [musician John Williams], got John or board, worked with that vision." Bryant is so locked in on his Kobe Inc. projects, that he doesn't actually miss basketball that much, contrasting himself with Michael Jordan, whom he is often compared to. "I don't have a hard time watching [NBA games] at all. This is where me and Michael [Jordan] differ a lot," he said. "Where I was going through the process of retirement, I think people were kind of assuming Michael and I behave the same way from a competitive standpoint. We're both ridiculously competitive, but it's different to a point, right? "I have this other thing that is calling me that I enjoy doing. I'm completely focused on that. I can watch a game, feel nothing at all. There's no angst, there's no, Man, I want to get back out there. There's literally zero of that." Though he hesitated to participate in what he calls, "the business of clairvoyance-y," Bryant declared the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors as his two favorites to win the NBA championship, ahead of this postseason. "Obviously, a lot of it depends on the health of Golden State. Houston have put themselves in prime position with their length, versatility, their speed, their aggressiveness. They're a very aggressive team. It's a more aggressive team than D'Antoni has had. Phoenix, they play with a lot of speed, but none of those guys are naturally physical. Houston has some real physical players, man. I like where they're at.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

India probed over needles in Commonwealth Games village

  Indian athletes were facing investigations on Saturday after the discovery of syringes in their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. A cleaner at the athletes' village tipped off authorities about the syringes, which will now be analyzed, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg said. He added that the Commonwealth Games has a "no-needles" policy for athletes -- and "zero tolerance" for doping. The Games will open in Gold Coast on Wednesday. The Indian team denied any wrongdoing or that the syringes were even in their rooms. "The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of the presence of needles in the...Keep on reading: India probed over needles in Commonwealth Games village.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Duterte calls for solidarity among Chinese, Pinoys

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte yesterday called for solidarity as he acknowledged the contributions of Chinese-Filipinos to the Philippines’ culture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

MOSCOW --- Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the country's athletes to forget about doping scandals when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. As punishment for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has invited 169 Russians to compete under a neutral flag using the name "Olympic Athletes from Russia." "I wish you not to think about anything which has recently accompanied your preparation for these Olympics," Putin told a gathering of athletes at his presidential residence outside Moscow on Wednesday. He added that he hopes they "focus on sporting competition, and that you know that following you, as ...Keep on reading: Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Whistleblower claims Putin ordered state doping program

BERLIN, Germany – Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the source of revelations about Moscow's state-sponsored doping, claims in a German TV report to be broadcast Monday, January 29, that President Vladimir Putin ordered the conspiracy. "Of course it came all the way from the top, from the president," Rodchenkov told German public ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Putin calls for pragmatic cooperation in New Year wishes to Trump

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called for "pragmatic cooperation" in his New Year wishes to US President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said on Saturday, December 30. In a statement on the Russian president's New Year wishes to world leaders, the Kremlin said Putin told Trump that "a constructive Russian-American ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017