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Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina --- Argentine authorities said Friday that they had seized about $3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York.   Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said that officials worked in conjunction with the FBI, the New York Police Department and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in the operation called "Hollywood Stolen."   Argentina's Federal Police said in a statement that it became aware of an NYPD investigation related to the matter two years ago.   Police said they then collaborated to infiltrate the film production underworld and follow suspects, tap their phones and film thei...Keep on reading: Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 15th, 2018Related News

New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour

New Order will play only one United Kingdom show in 2018 before heading across the Atlantic to tour Latin America. The post-punk synth-pop group will play London's Alexandra Palace on Nov. 9. The British band, whose members originally came together as cult favorites Joy Division, is nearing its 40th anniversary. In 2015, the three remaining original members were joined by new bassist Tom Chapman and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cunningham for "Music Complete". The band will play the Music Tastes Good Festival on Sept. 29 in California, before embarking on a fall tour of Latin America, including shows in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The U.K. show was announced by ...Keep on reading: New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

IMF weighs Argentina plea for help as peso crashes

BUENOS AIRES — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it was studying a request from Argentina to speed up disbursement of a $50-billion loan program after a collapse in investor confidence in President Mauricio Macri’s government sent the peso tumbling more than seven percent on Wednesday. It was the biggest one-day decline in the peso… link: IMF weighs Argentina plea for help as peso crashes.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News

IMF weighs Argentina plea for help as peso crashes

BUENOS AIRES — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it was studying a request from Argentina to speed up disbursement of a $50-billion loan program after a collapse in investor confidence in President Mauricio Macri’s government sent the peso tumbling more than seven percent on Wednesday. The post IMF weighs Argentina plea for help as peso crashes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News

Palestinian soccer head banned for inciting Messi hatred

By Rob Harris, Associated Press FIFA has banned the head of Palestinian soccer from attending matches for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi as part of a campaign to stop Argentina's national team playing in Israel. The FIFA disciplinary case against Palestinian soccer federation head Jibril Rajoub centered on statements he made to the media before Argentina abruptly abandoned the trip to Jerusalem for a game against Israel in June. Rajoub "incited hatred and violence" by calling on "football fans to target the Argentinian Football Association and burn jerseys and pictures of Lionel Messi," soccer's governing body said. Justifying canceling the game, Argentina Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said the players felt "totally attacked, violated" after images emerged of the team's white and sky-blue striped jerseys stained with red paint that resembled blood following Rajoub's comments. FIFA imposed the minimum ban allowed in its disciplinary code for inciting hatred or violence. It prevents Rajoub from attending matches or engaging with the media at or near stadiums on matchdays for a year from Friday. Rajoub, who is also head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, was fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,300). The Palestinian Football Association said FIFA "rushed to condemn" Rajoub based on "non-neutral media reports." He was filmed in June, saying in Arabic "we will target Messi and we will ask everyone to burn his t-shirt, his picture and to abandon him." Rajoub was not granted a hearing and his testimony was not considered by the disciplinary committee, the PFA said. The ban will apply for the 2019 Asian Cup in United Arab Emirates, which kicks off in January, and likely include the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying program. But Rajoub is able to continue running the federation and attend FIFA meetings. He has been a constant thorn in the side of soccer's governing body as he tries to get sanctions imposed on Israel. At the annual FIFA Congress, Rajoub regularly addresses soccer nations to demand Israel be punished for restricting movement of Palestinian players, and for forming teams in West Bank settlements. Israel has rejected the Palestinian campaign as an attempt to politicize sports and has cited security concerns as the reason behind the occasional restrictions placed on Palestinian players, particularly in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Rajoub repeatedly used "threats and incitement" to advance a political agenda, said Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister for strategic affairs and public security. "International sports should be about bringing people together, not driving them apart," Erdan said. "I call on the International Olympic Committee to suspend Rajoub as well." Israel's plan to stage the Argentina game in Jerusalem also incensed Rajoub because the stadium that was to host the match is situated in a neighborhood built on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948. Palestinians claim the eastern sector of Jerusalem as their capital. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital after capturing east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 25th, 2018Related News

US OPEN 18: Nadal aims for 2nd title in a row in New York

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Men to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ RAFAEL NADAL Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: Spain 2018 Match Record: 40-3 2018 Singles Titles: 5 Career Singles Titles: 80 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 — U.S. Open ('10, '13, '17), Wimbledon ('08, '10), French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17, '18), Australian Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Won Championship,'16-Lost in 4th Round,'15-3rd,'14-Did Not Play,'13-W Aces: Won the U.S. Open as No. 1 seed in 2010, 2017. ... Trying to become first man to repeat as champion in New York since Roger Federer won his fifth in a row in 2008. Topspin: Beat two past U.S. Open champions and two future stars en route to tuneup title at Toronto Masters this month. ___ ROGER FEDERER Seeded: 2 Ranked: 2 Age: 37 Country: Switzerland 2018 Match Record: 33-5 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 98 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 — U.S. Open ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08), Wimbledon ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '12, '17), Australian Open ('04, '06, '07, '10, '17, '18), French Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-QF,'16-DNP,'15-RU,'14-SF,'13-4th Aces: Only made it to the final at Flushing Meadows once in the decade since his last title. ... Could face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Topspin: Still has never played Nadal at the U.S. Open. If they meet this year, it would be for the title. ___ JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO Seeded: 3 Ranked: 3 Age: 29 Country: Argentina 2018 Match Record: 37-10 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 22 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-SF, '16-QF, '15-DNP, '14-DNP, '13-2nd Aces: Playing in his 22nd major tournament since his lone such title. If he gets a second, he would set an Open era record for most Slam appearances before No. 2. Topspin: Biggest forehand in the game makes him ever-dangerous on hard courts. Just needs his oft-repaired left wrist to hold up on backhands. ___ ALEXANDER ZVEREV Ranked: 4 Seeded: 4 Age: 21 Country: Germany 2018 Match Record: 43-13 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 9 Major Titles: 0 — Best: QF, French Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-2nd,'16-2nd,'15-1st,'14-DNP,'13-DNP Aces: Recently started working with Ivan Lendl, saying: "He's a smart man, a great guy. Done it as a player, done it as a coach, so he knows what it takes." Topspin: Has won three Masters titles. Now it's time to step up at a Grand Slam tournament and get to his first semifinal. ___ KEVIN ANDERSON Seeded: 5 Ranked: 5 Age: 32 Country: South Africa 2018 Match Record: 33-1 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 4 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: RU, U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-RU, '16-3rd, '15-QF, '14-3rd, '13-2nd Aces: Runner-up at two of the past four majors, including in New York last year, then again at Wimbledon last month. Topspin: Coming into his own late in his career, he's shown that with a big serve and consistent groundstrokes, he is a contender on fast surfaces. ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Seeded: 6 Ranked: 6 Age: 31 Country: Serbia 2018 Match Record: 33-10 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 70 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 13 — U.S. Open ('11, '15), Wimbledon ('11, '14, '15, '18), Australian Open ('08, '11, '12, '13, '15, '16), French Open ('16) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-DNP, '16-RU, '15-W, '14-SF, '13-RU Aces: Since starting the year 6-6, has gone 27-4. ... Titles at Wimbledon and Cincinnati Masters (beating Federer in the final) make him a popular pick. Topspin: Sure seems very close to being right back at his best after a lull caused at least in part by an injured right elbow. ___ JOHN ISNER Seeded: 11 Ranked: 11 Age: 33 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 26-5 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 14 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: QF, U.S. Open ('11) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-3rd, '16-3rd, '15-4th, '14-3rd, '13-3rd Aces: 12 of 14 titles have come in the U.S. ... Just one quarterfinal appearance in New York, way back in 2011. Topspin: Says playing with calm and not fretting over results helped him have his best season, including first Slam semifinal at Wimbledon......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 25th, 2018Related News

70 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Argentina

This year we celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines that have seen a path of constant growth in the ties between our peoples......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

Peru captain Guerrero banned again awaiting final verdict

ZURICH (AP) — Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, who was cleared to play at the World Cup by Switzerland's supreme court, has again been blocked from playing because a federal judge ended the freeze on his 14-month doping ban. The Swiss Federal Tribunal has lifted "the provisional suspensive effect" that allowed Guerrero to play in Russia, FIFA said Thursday. The decision means the 34-year-old Guerrero will not be allowed to resume playing with his new club in Brazil, Internacional, pending a further decision in the Swiss court. "FIFA took note of the decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal to lift the provisional suspensive effect that had been granted with respect to the sanction imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport," soccer's world body said. The Swiss federal court is expected to give a final verdict soon in Guerrero's appeal against a CAS ruling that increased his six-month ban by FIFA to 14 months. The court did not immediately respond to requests for details of the procedure. Guerrero tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine at a World Cup qualifying game against Argentina in October. His lawyers argued the small amount of cocaine detected was not performance enhancing and was accidentally consumed in contaminated tea. FIFA first banned Guerrero for one year, then reduced the sanction to six months on appeal last December. The case went to a CAS hearing in May after the player appealed to overturn the ban, and the World Anti-Doping Agency counter-appealed for a longer sanction. Two weeks after the urgent CAS ruling, a Swiss federal judge decided Guerrero should not be denied a possible "crowning glory of his career" in Peru's first World Cup appearance for 36 years. He scored one goal at the World Cup, in a 2-0 win over Australia. Peru had already been eliminated by 1-0 losses against Denmark and eventual champion France......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 24th, 2018Related News

FIFA takes control of Uruguay federation amid World Cup bid

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- FIFA has taken temporary control of the Uruguayan soccer federation because of governance concerns as the country campaigns with Argentina and Paraguay to host the 2030 World.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's senate on Wednesday, August 22, authorized investigators to search 3 homes belonging to former president Cristina Kirchner as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case. Claudio Bonadio, the judge leading the investigation in the multi-million dollar bribery case, had petitioned the Senate to partially lift Kirchner's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan loan signing Gonzalo Higuain were also omitted by Scaloni. So were defender Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Ever Banega. Argentina plays against Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles and Colombia in New Jersey four days later. Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. He is the son of Diego Simeone, the current Atletico Madrid coach and former Argentina midfielder. The squad includes Mauro Icardi, the Inter Milan striker not picked for the World Cup by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in the first knockout round by eventual champion France. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, again failed to score in the knockout stages of the competition. The Argentine Football Association has yet to announce a permanent replacement for Sampaoli. ___________ ARGENTINA: Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Sergio Romero (Manchester United). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Leonel Di Placido (Lanus), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Alan Franco (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Gerrmain), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Martinez (River), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Ezequiel Palacios (River), Matias Vargas (Velez), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla). Forwards: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Messi to skip Argentina friendlies - reports

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 29, 2018 on the eve of the team's round of sixteen football match as p.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Messi to skip Argentina friendlies – reports

CaptainLionelMessiwill missArgentina's next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year's World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala in Los Angeles on September 7 and Colombia in New York four days later, before two friendlies later in the year against as-yet unnamed opponents. "Messiwill not return this year and there are doubts about his future," proclaimed Argentinian daily Clarin. News website Infobae said: "He will take a rest period, but that doesn't mean he's...Keep on reading: Messi to skip Argentina friendlies – reports.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

Lira plunge highlights EM currencies’ plight

PARIS: Much of the Turkish lira’s plight may be homegrown, but it shares some key vulnerabilities with other emerging countries whose currencies are now also plunging as fear of contagion spreads, analysts say. South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Russia have all seen their currencies slip over the past week because, like Turkey, they remain [...] The post Lira plunge highlights EM currencies’ plight appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

4 PH dance groups win medals in Hip Hop International finals

Four Philippine dance groups bagged awards in the recently concluded Hip Hop International (HHI) World finals. A total of nine local dance teams tried their luck in the dance competition, but four teams won medals in three divisions. Kindred took the bronze medal while Fusion won silver in the MegaCrew Division. The LMN group also made it to the finals but was not included in the top three. The dance crew from Mexico, The Jukebox, won the first place. Meanwhile, The Peepz won the bronze medal for the Adult Division of the dance competition. Da' Republik from the Dominican Republic placed second, while Cbaction from Argentina won the first place. In the last division, t...Keep on reading: 4 PH dance groups win medals in Hip Hop International finals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

Tabuena 3 shots off with bogey-free 65

Miguel Tabuena fired a bogey-free six-under 65 to pull within three strokes of Miguel Carballo of Argentina in the third round of the Take Solutions Masters of the Asian Tour at the Karnataka Golf Association course in Bengaluru, India yesterday.?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Wins boost Jayson Gonzales, Janelle Mae Frayna stock

Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales shocked second seed GM Jorden Van Foreest of the Netherlands in 40 moves of an English Opening to zoom to a share of second behind solo leader top seed GM Sandro Mareco of Argentina after seven rounds of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, the Netherlands Thursday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 10th, 2018Related News

Miciano suffers first setback

DAVAO pride IM John Marvin Miciano did his best but still lost to top seed GM Sandro Mareco of Argentina in an all-important sixth round duel in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Miciano, who swept his first five assignments in a smashing performance that drew praise….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion

Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots… link: Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News

Senate defeats bill after polarising debate – BBC News

Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News