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2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters of the  Gulf of Oman Thursday, June 13, sending world oil prices soaring as Iran helped rescue stricken crew members. The mystery incident, the second involving shipping in the strategic sea lane in only a few weeks, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

WATCH: How alleged Chinese ship sank Filipino fishing vessel in West PH Sea

Illustrations by Ernest Fiestan; animation by Janina Malinis  MANILA, Philippines – In what seems to be a "hit-and-run" incident at sea, a ship rammed a Philippine fishing vessel anchored near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on Sunday, June 9. The Philippine military made the information ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

4 classrooms razed in Maguindanao; arson eyed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/7 June) – An official of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Friday said the fire that burned down four classrooms in Barangay Pageda in Talitay town, Maguindanao Thursday was possibly intentional. Mohagher Iqbal, BARMM Education Minister said he will send a team to gather more information on the alleged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

PBA: Parks chooses to be a pro despite outside issues

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Ray Parks is trying his best to not let off court issues affect his young PBA career. Just two days after his girlfriend Maika Rivera and Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva got involved in a rather unpleasant incident, Parks was back on the court, helping lead Blackwater to a bounce back win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Ray scored 16 points as the Elite rose to 4-1 with the victory over Rain or Shine. He says the off the court drama didn’t affect him and his team much. Instead, he chose to be a consumate pro and did the job he’s supposed to. “We gotta be professionals. Handle business, we did what we can today and we got the win,” Parks said. “For right now, I just wanna focus on the PBA and do what we need to do, be professionals about it,” he added. Abueva has since apologized via social media but Calvin only apologized to Parks. Ray says he didn’t catch the apology but he appreciates it. However, Parks says that that energy should be directed towards his girlfriend and not him. “To be honest I didn’t see or heard it, but I appreciate it,” Parks said of Abueva’s apology. “But I feel like it should be more directed towards Maika. Because before this, me and Calvin had no issues. I feel like it’s just more of trying to protect Maika at the end of the day, she’s still a woman,” he added. As for the alleged racial slurs, Parks says the truth will eventually come out. However, Ray is confident that his girlfriend would do no such thing because he, like Calvin, is a Fil-Am too. Those alleged remarks would be offensive to him as well. “There were some derogatory words that have been said, I know one thing for sure though, my girl is not racist,” Parks said. “She comes from a good family, she’s dating me. I’m same as Calvin, Fil-Am also. It would be discriminatory to me if she would have said that word that was allegedly said. But the truth would find its way out,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

Charges readied against 4 men involved in San Fernando’s Bugho incident

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police will be filing charges on the four armed men believed to be behind the alleged harassment incidents in hinterland barangays of San Fernando town. Arrested Romeo Solis Jr., 39; Frisco Tapales, 29; Manuel Alidon, 54; and Anastacio Solis, 50; will be charged with illegal possession of firearms and violation […] The post Charges readied against 4 men involved in San Fernando’s Bugho incident appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Mauling incident: Torture, robbery complaint filed against 8 ‘Talamban cops’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight police officers allegedly from the Talamban Police Station or Police Station 8 are facing a complaint of torture, robbery, grave threats, child abuse and serious physical injuries at the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. The complaint filed was in relation to the alleged mauling incident last April 18 of drug suspect […] The post Mauling incident: Torture, robbery complaint filed against 8 ‘Talamban cops’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

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 13th, 2017

10 hazing suspects identified

The Southern Police District (SPD) has already identified 10 alleged members of a sorority group involved in a hazing incident in Las Pinas City recently that almost cost the life of a sophomore Tourism student. The victim turned out to be a daughter of a mayor in Batangas......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter arrested after game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter is accused of assaulting a doorman at a Pittsburgh bar just hours after the team's wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins. The alleged incident happened Sunday night following the Steelers' 30-12 victory over the Dolphins in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. Police said security guards at The Flats on Carson summoned a police officer who was working at a nearby restaurant 'due to an unruly customer who was in the process of assaulting the doorman.' Police said the officer stopped the assault and arrested the customer, who was later identified as the 39-year-old Porter, a former star player. Porter was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. He faces charges including aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can comment on the charges. 'We are aware of an incident tonight involving Joey Porter. We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and we will have no further comments until we get more details.' The Steelers said in a statement. Porter, who is currently the team's outside linebackers coach, spent 13 seasons as a linebacker playing with Pittsburgh, Miami and Arizona. The Steelers will visit the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Mis-calculations

Under fire for alleged extra-judicial killings of drug suspects, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is not about to relent on their focused ca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Bros

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has recommended that President Duterte fire associate commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles who were caught on closed circuit television cameras taking money from an agent of alleged gambling operator and fugitiv.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Jake Cuenca irked by stories about his alleged Star Magic Ball incident

Jake Cuenca irked by stories about his alleged Star Magic Ball incident.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

2 carjackers slain in Laguna

LAGUNA, Philippines – Two unidentified men were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers who responded to reports of a carjacking incident in Baran.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

FBI mulls probe into Brad Pitt plane allegations

LOS ANGELES: The FBI says it is gathering information before deciding whether to launch a federal probe into an alleged incident on a plane carrying Brad Pitt and his children. Allegations over a purported incident on the plane emerged in the US media jus.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

No longer the region’s American boy

Shocked or scandalized you may be by President Duterte’s alleged insult against US President Obama, this incident, as well as his earlier unflattering remarks against the American ambassador, marks a momentous break from the past. For the first tim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Policemen in EDSA ‘extort’ incident see dismissal of case

POLICE officers involved in the alleged extortion incident along EDSA in Mandaluyong City in 2014 believe that the charges filed against them will be dismissed because the complainants did not show up during hearings. Judge Carlos Valenzuela of the Mandal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

3 slain in Laguna shooting incident

LAGUNA, Philippines – A couple died while a woman was wounded when a security guard stormed their house in Barangay Poblacion 2 and opened fire before he kil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2016

Recto Bank incident may be an accident : Lorenzana

efense Secretary Delfin L........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Gordon sa ibang govt official: huwag sumawsaw sa Recto bank hit and run incident

Manila, Philippines – Nanawagan si Senator Richard Gordon sa ibang government officials na huwag nang magbigay komento lalo na kung hindi naman konektado sa nangyaring hit and run incident sa Recto Bank. Dagdag pa niya na dapat ay hayaan na lang ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at Department of National Defense (DND) na magsalita […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

2 Pinoy patay, 3 sugatan sa salpukan ng kotse vs. tren sa New Zealand

Manila, Philippines – Nasawi ang dalawang Pinoy habang sugatan naman ang tatlong pa sa nangyaring banggaan ng tren at kotse sa New Zealand. Ito ang kinumpirma ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ngayong Miyerkoles. “Two of the five Filipinos passed away due to the accident, while three were injured. The incident happened at the Bay […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago