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South Africa s new president vows to tackle corruption

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, February 15, used his first speech in office to vow to fight government corruption, in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma. "Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party – BBC News

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

South Africa s ruling party demands that Zuma resign

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, t.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Zuma no-confidence motion set for parliament Thursday – ANC

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa's parliament will hold a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, February 14, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject him from office after days of stalemate. "We have now asked the chief whip to proceed with the motion ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Gupta family targeted in South African police raid – The Guardian

An elite South African police team has raided the luxurious family home of a controversial businessman accused of improper relations with Jacob Zuma, as the ruling ANC party continues its chaotic effortsthe country’s president. The raid […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

South Africa s ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state – local media

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early Tuesday morning, February 13, resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state after he refused to resign, local media reported. The party's powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

South Africa s deputy president poised to replace Zuma

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on yesterday as his deputy, who is expe.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 7th, 2018Related News

South Africa s embattled president won t give key speech

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma will not give the state of the nation address in parliament this week because of concerns that lawmakers wo.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 6th, 2018Related News

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, floated the idea in a statement released Friday, less than two weeks before spring training workouts are to start in Florida and Arizona. He also raised the possibility of a collusion grievance, as did another agent, Seth Levinson of Aces. A rising tide... @MLB_PLAYERS pic.twitter.com/jwkoiiI0yt — Brodie Van Wagenen (@bvanwagenen) February 2, 2018 "The players are upset. No, they are outraged. Players in the midst of long-term contracts are as frustrated as those still seeking employment," Van Wagenen said. "I would suggest that testing the will of 1,200 alpha males at the pinnacle of their profession is not a good strategy for 30 men who are bound by a much smaller fraternity." J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland and Lance Lynn remain among the dozens of unsigned free agents. "A boycott of spring training may be a starting point, if behavior doesn't change. Players don't receive their paychecks until the second week of April. Fine them? OK, for how much? Sue them? OK, they'll see you in court two years from now." CAA represents more than 150 baseball players, including Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Buster Posey, Shohei Ohtani, Adam Jones, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Van Wagenen's free agents this offseason include Todd Frazier. Van Wagenen said he chose to speak out now because spring training was approaching. "The sentiment that I'm hearing from players is that something radical may be necessary to show the other side there is unity and strength in in their frustration," he said in a telephone interview. Spring training workouts begin Feb. 14, but participation is voluntary until the mandatory reporting date on Feb. 24 — the day after major league spring training games are to start. Levinson praised Van Wagenen and agreed with his conclusions. "It is disconcerting, and disheartening for clubs that are awash in revenue and or are fully capable of improving its product to choose to do otherwise," he said. "Further, it is deeply troubling to encounter that almost all clubs are operating in a strangely similar fashion. There are no coincidences in a monopoly." Large-market teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, are cutting payrolls to get under the $197 million threshold for luxury tax payrolls. "Every market's different. There's different players, different quality of players, different GMs, different decisions, new basic agreement, different agents who have particular prominence in a particular market in terms of who they represent," Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. "Those factors and probably others that I can't tick off the top of my head have combined to produce a particular market this year. Just like there's been some markets where the lid got blown off in terms of player salary growth, I think I can honestly suggest that occasionally you're going to have some that are a little different, not quite as robust." New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, speaking to fans at Citi Field on Thursday, said analytics contributed to the slow pace of negotiations. "Big data is the reason we've seen so little movement in the free-agent market, because as data becomes more pervasive in the game, as it has, it tends to narrow the range of different evaluations," he said. "The evaluations become much uniform." The average salary, according to the players' association, rose 3.3 percent last year to nearly $4.1 million following an increase of just 0.35 percent in 2016, the lowest rise since 2004. The new collective bargaining agreement, the first since Tony Clark succeeded Michael Weiner as union head, added surtaxes to the competitive-balance tax and additional penalties for high payrolls, including lesser choices in the amateur draft. "The CBT is designed to be a restraint on the spending of high-payroll clubs," Manfred said. "I think that the system, without singling out the CBT, actually is working pretty well in the sense that the standard deviation of our payrolls that are being projected next year has actually gone down significantly, suggesting that our payrolls are more compressed, top-down, the bottom-up, which we feel is important in terms of preserving the competitive balance in the game." Clark issued a statement that did not address a boycott or a grievance. "For decades free agency has been the cornerstone of baseball's economic system and has benefited players and the game alike," he said. "Each time it has been attacked, players, their representatives and the association have united to defend it. That will never change." Baseball has enjoyed labor peace since a 7.5-month strike in 1994-95 led to the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years, and the labor contract runs through the 2021 season. The players' association won three collusion grievances against the clubs for behavior toward free agents following the 1985-87 seasons, cases management settled for $280 million. Van Wagenen, a former Stanford baseball player, says current behavior by teams "feels coordinated, rightly or wrongly." "Many club presidents and general managers with whom we negotiate with are frustrated with the lack of funds to sign the plethora of good players still available, raising further suspicion of institutional influence over the spending," he said. "Even the algorithms that have helped determine player salaries in recent years are suggesting dramatically higher values than owners appear willing to spend.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2018Related News

29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Twenty-nine Chinese tourists were rescuedon Thursdayafternoon after their motorbanca encountered engine trouble while in the waters off Balicasag Island in Bohol.   The group was on board MBCA Josieme for a tour of the island when the engine conked out, said Seaman 1st Class Jacob Pacaa of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Tagbilaran station.   He said a team was dispatched to Balicasag, a famous dive site, after the Coast Guard received a call for assistance from Janel Demesa of the Chinese Consulate.   MBCA Josieme was sighted between the vicinity waters of Siquijor and Balicasag Island at12:15 p.m., said Pacaa.   The mo...Keep on reading: 29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol.....»»

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South Africa s top court delivers Zuma impeachment blow

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa's top court on Friday, December 29, ruled that parliament failed to hold embattled President Jacob Zuma accountable for using state funds to upgrade his private home, in a move that could trigger impeachment proceedings. The opposition had gone to court arguing that the Speaker of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2017Related News

VIRAL PHOTO: 12-year-old boy with Santa Praying for his sick father will melt your heart

Every children wishes to have new clothes and toys for christmas but a boy named Jacob Coker has a different wish. A photo of a 12-year-old boy from North Texas with Santa was captured by a woman, who was praying to God to help heal the boy’s sick father. The small boy was carrying a… link: VIRAL PHOTO: 12-year-old boy with Santa Praying for his sick father will melt your heart.....»»

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Ang rules Asian Karting Open

JACOB Ang shone the most as he won the overall crowns in the Formula 125 Sr. Open and the X30 SR classes of the Asian Karting Open Championship at the Kartodrome de Coloane Circuit in Macau recently. Ang compiled 142 points after four legs held in Macau (June 10-11), Philippines….....»»

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Jacob Ang racks up 2 crowns in Asian Karting meet

MANILA, Philippines — Jacob Ang bested an elite field and captured the overall crowns in the Formula 125 Sr......»»

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Ang rules Asian Karting Open Championship

MANILA, Philippines – Jacob Ang shone the most as he won the overall crowns in the Formula 125 Sr......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 22nd, 2017Related News

South African court blasts Jacob Zuma over graft inquiry report

PRETORIA, South Africa – A South African court on Wednesday, December 13,  reprimanded President Jacob Zuma as "seriously reckless" after he challenged the recommendations of the country's anti-corruption watchdog for a graft probe against him. The High Court in the capital Pretoria ordered Zuma to appoint within 30 days a judicial ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2017Related News

LACUAA crown to Asia Tech

LAGUNA -- Asia Tech College is this year's Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (LACUAA) champion. Led by Damian Lasco and Charles Jacob Lucas and handled by coach Pablo Lucas, Asia Tech brought down Trace College, 59-56, in a tight and exciting battle to capture the title at the San….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2017Related News

UAAP Juniors Basketball: Kai Sotto leads Ateneo to 4-0 record

Kai Sotto led the way for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets as they demolished the previously undefeated UST Tiger Cubs, 94-63, in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym Sunday. Sotto made his interior presence felt with 20 points on an efficient 10/14 shooting clip, 13 rebounds, and seven blocks, as Ateneo won their fourth straight game to start the season. Sean Ildefonso added 19 points while SJ Belangel registered 15 markers. The Tiger Cubs, who fall to a 3-1 record, led at the end of the first quarter from a buzzer-beating triple by Vince Dolendo, 18-15.  However, it would be the final time UST would take control of the game as the Blue Eaglets suddenly shifted to a higher gear and launched a 21-5 blitz that gave Ateneo a 36-20 lead. The Tiger Cubs then lost the guidance of head coach Chris Cantonjos immediately after the huge Ateneo run as he was ejected for storming the court. Things never got in UST's way again as the Blue Eaglets cruised through the rest of the game, leading by as much as 33 points in the payoff period, 94-61. John Cansino paced UST's scoring with a 20-point performance. Bismark Lina was the only other Tiger Cub in double figures with 10. "If we let UST hung around, we knew it would have been a close game," Blue Eaglets head coach Joe Silva said. "I just told my team to play defense. Defense is really the team's identity." In the second game, the Adamson Baby Falcons defeated the UPIS Junior Maroons in a wire-to-wire victory, score. Jose Sabandal had an all-around game for Adamson, scoring 19, grabbing four rebounds, and dishing six assists. Andrey Doria added 17 points and six rebounds. Jacob Estrera meanwhile led the way for the FIghting Maroons with 13 points. Matt Santiago and Rafael Labao contributed 12 points apiece. It was all Adamson in the game as the Baby Falcons soared from the get-go and never looked back, leading by as much as 35, 81-46, in the fourth quarter. Adamson improved to a 2-3 slate while the Junior Maroons fall to 1-4. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME ADMU (93) - Sotto 20, Ildefonso 19, Belangel 15, Jaymalin 14, Manuel 10,  Diaz 6, David 4, Credo 2, Chiu 2, Escalona 2, Lopa 0, Ong 0. UST (63) - Cansino 20, Lina 10, Manabat 9, Dolendo 6, Bayquial 6, Palencia 4, Dela Cruz 3, Anunciacion 2, Estrella 2, Biag 1, Co, 0, Relucio 0, Narvasa 0, Villapando 0. Quarter Scores: 15-18, 45-35, 74-49, 94-63. SECOND GAME ADU (86) - Sabandal 19, Doria An 17, Padilla 9, Doria Ad 6, Manlapaz 6, Baculio 5, Engbino 5, Santos P 5, Santos R 5, Perez 4, Padilla 3, Sevilla 2, Canoy 0, Prodigo 0, Bantiles 0. UPIS (55) - Estrera 13, Santiago 12, Labao Raf 12, Tupaz 9, Gregorio 3, Lopez 3, Labao Ral 1, Vill-Real 0, Vergeire 0, Dimaculangan 0, Colandor 0. Quarter Scores: 28-16, 46-25, 62-40, 86-55......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2017Related News

After title experience, Lao promises to be better

ONE OF THE promising point guards out of Season 93 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) junior champion La Salle-Greenhills (LSGH) is Jacob Lao. A 17-year-old graduating player, who will leave high school with a memorable year after being part of the Baby Blazers’ first NCAA junior Cinderella title run recently, Lao is preparing for his […] The post After title experience, Lao promises to be better appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2017Related News

Robert Mugabe resigns, says Zimbabwe parliament speaker

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, November 21, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign. Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2017Related News