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Talking Federal

Resource persons exchange views and prospects on the proposed shift to a federal form of government and its implications on Mindanao and the transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in two-day forum at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City that ended on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA.....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsNov 9th, 2018

Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" --- and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't true: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets Tuesday echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political v...Keep on reading: Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints. ...Keep on reading: Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

LOS ANGELES, USA – An American federal judge rejected Friday, June 15 a request by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances. US District Judge S. James ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Pass law against dynasty before federalism

BAGUIO CITY — A top official of the University of the Cordilleras (UC) challenged senate and congress to pass an anti-dynasty law before talking about a shift to a federal form of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Solons prioritize federalism, but how about the BBL?

As the new year began, the leaders of both chambers of Congress have been talking of prioritizing the shift to a federal system of government by convening th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Corporate News: Ty's Federal Land eyes foreign partners

FEDERAL LAND, Inc. is talking to foreign companies for partnerships in certain projects that the property business of billionaire George S.K. Ty plans to undertake......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 7th, 2016

How could La Salle still make the UAAP 81 Final Four?

De La Salle University assured itself of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth in UAAP 81 last Wednesday. A week later, however, they are in danger of missing the playoffs entirely. Losing by double-digits to the University of the Philippines on Wednesday at the MOA Arena, the Green Archers ended the elimination round at 8-6. Technically, they are tied with the Fighting Maroons in the standings and Far Eastern University still has a chance to join them there if it downs Adamson University on Sunday. In case of that three-way tie, though, UP has the highest quotient among the three teams and has therefore taken the third-seed. Meaning, La Salle and FEU will have to figure in a playoff for the fourth and final playoff berth in such scenario. That is if, and only if, the Tamaraws triumph over the already second-seed Soaring Falcons. Whatever it is, it’s safe to say that the Taft-based team has no idea what will happen in the coming four days. Nonetheless, whether there will be a knockout bout with FEU or not, head coach Louie Gonzalez isn’t sweating. “Sa akin, ‘di naman problema yung kalaban,” he told reporters after their loss to the Fighting Maroons – their second straight to end the eliminations. He then continued, “Ang problema sa ngayon, yung team ko e. Yung integration namin.” Coach Louie was talking about the chemistry his wards will have to work on with returning reinforcement Taane Samuel. As he put it, “Kahit na wala kaming (reinforcement), nagko-compete yung team ko. Dapat ngayong may (reinformcent) na ako, dapat mas lumakas.” He then continued, “Kailangan naming ma-integrate si Taane and use it to our advantage, not to our disadvantage. Once naglalaro siya, dapat mas lumalakas kami.” Samuel missed 12 games of the season due to a Jones fracture on his left foot. He was back in action for the green and white up against archrival Ateneo de Manila University and then versus the Fighting Maroons – both matchups ending in losses. “The four guys around him need to figure out also kung ano yung adjustment,” coach Louie said. The good news is that he and his wards have more than enough time to figure things out. The possible playoff between La Salle and FEU is scheduled next Wednesday. And if the Tamaraws lose, they will have even more time to figure things out as by then, they will be the fourth-seed and will take on the top-seed Blue Eagles the Saturday after next. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

UP BRIGHT! Akhuetie s sights still set on UAAP 81 championship

Bright Akhuetie's arrival in the University of the Philippines in 2016 was the biggest news for every Diliman frustrated faithful. He was seen as the answer to UP's campaign back to relevance. People even started saying that given his performance then back in the NCAA, Akhuetie can bring UP to the Final Four and the championship. Whenever he heard those comments back in 2016, he has always said that he is not making any promises and he will just do his best. Fast forward to 2018 in UAAP Season 80 when UP has finally landed in the Final Four, Akhuetie is still sticking to his rhetoric.  "No promises but all I promised was to give it my best every day to make sure we get to where we wanna go to. And I really appreciate the fact that we got this today, so we're one step closer to achieving our dream," he said moments after their Final Four-clinching victory over De La Salle University. In their historic win, he produced 16 points and 20 rebounds. So far in the season, he is averaging 18.9 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. Maybe this is 'his best' that he is talking about. Whatever it is, it's enough to bring them to the Final Four. But to the UP community, don't celebrate all out yet because for Akhuetie, reaching the Final Four is just an inch closer to the ultimate goal. "We take it one step at a time. Like I said, it's a step closer to our dream which is to win a championship, so one step at a time," said the MVP frontrunner. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

Switzerland seeks more clarity on gold trade amid rights concerns

GENEVA --- Switzerland's executive is calling for greater transparency and information about imports of gold into the rich Alpine country, warning that the industry has been linked to human rights violations and other wrongs like environmental damage. The Federal Council issued a report on Wednesday about the implications of the gold market on human rights violations in a country that prides itself on respecting human rights and whose refineries can churn up to 40 percent of the world gold-smelting capacity. Switzerland has imported 65 billion-109 billion Swiss francs (dollars) of gold per year over the last five years from 92 different countries, it said. The report warned of the i...Keep on reading: Switzerland seeks more clarity on gold trade amid rights concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Ex-VP Binay opposes federalism

FORMER Vice President Jejomar Binay expressed on Wednesday his opposition on the proposed shift to a federal government, saying he is sure that Filipinos will reject the proposed drafts on…READ The post Ex-VP Binay opposes federalism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against Donald Trump's administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 5 min. ago

181111 iKON CONTINUE TOUR in MANILA – RHYTHM TA, SMENT, COCKTAIL & ONLY YOU – Manila Video

181111 iKON CONTINUE TOUR playlist: **ALERT: Screaming might b loud from my seatmates. Sorry didn’t capture full song as I wanted to enjoy the concert too. Pardon if there talking at my area, mumbling or shaking. Please do not reupload or crop the video. Give proper credit if you want to share this video.  Don’t… link: 181111 iKON CONTINUE TOUR in MANILA – RHYTHM TA, SMENT, COCKTAIL & ONLY YOU – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

MIAMI --- Jimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship. "The Process" has a whole new meaning. Butler, a four-time All-Star forward, is now officially a member of the 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. "He replicates, he mirrors, the spirit of Philadelphia," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "He is a fierce competitor. And there is a toughness that he plays with. That's who he is. And he wears it on his face, it's seen in his game, it's confirmed by multiple all-defensive teams and it's a...Keep on reading: It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

P5.6B allotted for Mindanao railway land acquisition

DAVAO CITY – The city governments of Tagum, Davao, and Digos have started talking with families whose properties would be traversed by the first segment of the Mindanao Railway System Project (MRSP). Officials of the 3 local government would be entering into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

House panel OKs returning VP in line of succession under draft federal charter | News

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Monday approved the amendment in its draft federal charter returning the Vice President position in the line of succession to the presidency during.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

California bar shooting: Remembering the dead

THOUSAND OAKS, California --- One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate who worked with children with special needs. They were among a dozen people killed in a shooting at a country music bar in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Authorities believe the gunman, Ian David Long, ultimately killed himself. READ:Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die Ron Helus: 'Cop's cop' Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was talking to his...Keep on reading: California bar shooting: Remembering the dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

UAAP: JLC learned to shoot like that from an NU legend

John Lloyd Clemente was white hot for National University all throughout their matchup against Far Eastern University on Sunday. “Actually, start of the game pa lang, nararadaman ko nang mainit ako e,” he told reporters after he dropped 38 points, the highest output from a player this season, in a losing effort. “Then start ng second half, ayun, hindi na ako nagmimintis. Nagulat na nga lang ako sa mga tira ko, lahat pumapasok e.” Along with a morale-boosting win for the already-eliminated Bulldogs, Clemente actually had a more personal goal in mind. “Last game kasi, first half pa lang, nakalimang three points na ako so sabi ko kay coach Jeff, ibe-break ko record mo. Ganun din ngayon,” he shared. The first-year player was referring to Jeff Napa, his former coach in Nazareth School of NU and who now serves as consultant for the school’s Seniors squad. Before being a coach, Napa once set a milestone, scoring 43 points built on a league record-tying 10 triples back in 2002. Fast forward 16 years and his milestone was put under siege in back-to-back games by Clemente. Last Wednesday, the scoring swingman had 19 points, 15 coming from five triples in the first half, and five days later, he dropped 38 points while scattering five triples. Safe to say, Clemente wasn’t able to match Napa’s firepower in a single game. “Kaya lang, ‘di ko na-break e. Yun talaga yung target ko sana e kaso ‘di ko magawa,” he said through chuckles. Interestingly, the man whose record Clemente is trying to break is the same man who has been his long-time mentor. “Si coach Jeff, parang tatay ko na rin yan. Siya talaga yung mentor ko,” he said, talking about their relationship which led to one championship in their time together with the Bullpups. And as it turns out, it’s actually Napa who has been overseeing Clemente’s transformation from a master of the midrange to a deep-range marksman. “Siya nagturo sa akin paano mag-shoot. Pagdating ko sa NU, ang pangit talaga ng shooting form ko tapos siya, nakita ko, ang ganda ng pitik niya,” the latter said. He then continued, “Tinanong ko teammates ko kung player ba siya dati tapos sabi nga nila na mag record nga raw siya. Mula pa noon, talagang tinuturuan na niya ako paano mag-shoot.” For being his mentor from then until now, Clemente is nothing but thankful for Napa. As he put it, “Si coach Jeff naman, alam kong gusto rin niya akong maging successful in the future.” That doesn’t mean, however, that Napa’s record is already safe. “May four years pa ako. Kaya pa yan,” Clemente said, restressing that he intends to go for the same milestone his mentor has. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A federal judge on Thursday, November 8, halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline , arguing that President Donald Trump's administration had failed to adequately explain why it had lifted a ban on the project. The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

By Will Graves, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Antonio Brown added eight receptions for 96 yards — including a 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter — to cap an eventful day that began with the star wide receiver being cited for reckless driving after police clocked Brown's Porsche driving over 100 mph down a busy highway in the northern city suburbs. While Bell — a three-time Pro Bowl running back who still hasn't signed his one-year franchise tender — tweeted his thoughts as he watched on television, the Steelers (6-2-1) rolled on without him. Bell has until next Tuesday to sign a contract if he wants to play this season. His teammates have long since tired of talking about Bell's status and at this point, the AFC North leaders appear to be doing just fine on their own. Carolina not so much. The Panthers (6-3) saw their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in a city where they've never won. Carolina fell to 0-4 all-time in Pittsburgh and was never really in it after the Steelers scored 21 points in the game's first 11 minutes. Cam Newton completed 23 of 29 for 193 yards and a pair of flips to Christian McCaffrey that the second-year running back turned into scores but Newton's showdown with Roethlisberger never materialized. The Steelers sacked Newton five times and rarely let him get comfortable. Newton didn't help matters when he threw off his back foot out of the Carolina end zone while trying to avoid getting sacked in the first quarter. Pittsburgh linebacker Vince Williams raced under the floater and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead they never came close to relinquishing. McCaffrey finished with 138 yards total offense (77 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving) and accounted for all three Panther scores but it wasn't nearly enough. Pittsburgh's 52 points matched the most ever surrendered by the Panthers in franchise history. Carolina allowed the same total in a 52-9 loss to Oakland on Dec. 24, 2000. The Steelers held the 36-year-old Roethlisberger out of practice during the short week in an effort to keep him fresh. Roethlisberger responded with one of the finest performances of his career, completing 22 of 25 passes while spreading the ball to nine different players on his way to a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. Roethlisberger's first pass turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster on Pittsburgh's first offensive snap and his last came on a 6-yard toss to rookie Jaylen Samuels on the first play of the fourth quarter. In between he did a little bit of everything. Roethlisberger even showed off his legs, scrambling for 18 yards in the third quarter on a play that ended with Carolina safety Eric Reid getting ejected for targeting after Reid appeared to dive at Roethlisberger's head as the quarterback attempted to slide. Reed, signed by Carolina in September six months after filing a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL to prevent teams from signing him because of his participation in racial injustice protests during the national anthem alongside former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick, went out to shake Roethlisberger's hand as a peace offering before making his way to the Carolina locker room. UP NEXT Panthers: Travel to Detroit on Nov. 18 to take on the Lions. Carolina is 6-2 all-time against Detroit. Steelers: Visit Jacksonville on Nov. 18. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Scammer lands in jail

HOUSTON— A woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for scamming star athletes out of millions of dollars by claiming to be an Ivy League university-trained financial adviser and money manager. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday also ordered Peggy Ann Fulford to pay almost $5.8 million in restitution to her […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018