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Pimentel puzzled by PH vote vs Rohingya

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III wants the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to tell him how the Philippines ended up voting against a UN draft resolution that called for Rohingya's full and unhindered access to humanitarian aid, as he insisted that help should be given to the Muslim minority running to Bangladesh to escape violence from the Myanmar military. Pimentel said that he would ask the DFA to brief him and his fellow senators. "Why should Rohingya be denied full access to humanitarian aid. I don't understand it. We should extend assistance to all human beings in need of help," Pimentel said in a text message. Pimentel said that this was his personal opini...Keep on reading: Pimentel puzzled by PH vote vs Rohingya.....»»

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Umali: House Justice panel unlikely to vote in favor of Sereno, Lagman motions on right to counsel - InterAksyon

Umali: House Justice panel unlikely to vote in favor of Sereno, Lagman motions on right to counsel - InterAksyon.....»»

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European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS --- Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London -- the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority -- must move to a new EU city because Britain is leaving the bloc. The two prizes are being hotly fought over by most of the EU's other 27 nations. Despite all the rigid rules and conditions the bloc imposed to try to make it a fair, objective decision, the process has turned into a deeply political beauty contest -- part Olympic host city bidding, part Eurovision Song Contest. It will culminate in a secret vote Monday ...Keep on reading: European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK.....»»

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Umali: House Justice panel unlikely to vote in favor of Sereno, Lagman motions on right to counsel

The House Justice panel will rule, before Wednesday's (Nov. 22) hearing on determination of probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whether to grant two similar motions seeking to allow Sereno's lawyers to cross-examine witnesses for her......»»

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ph clarifies un vote on rohingya

ph clarifies un vote on rohingya.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2017Related News

Palace defends PH vote vs UN resolution on Rohingya

Malacañang on Saturday defended the Philippines’ decision not to support a United Nations resolution calling on Myanmar to end a military campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the nation’s Rakhine state. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines recognized Myanmar’s efforts toward resolving the problem. “The issue in the Rakhine State is a [...] The post Palace defends PH vote vs UN resolution on Rohingya appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Locsin: Abstaining from vote on draft UN resolution on Rohingya crisis the right thing

MANILA, Philippines — “It is the right thing.”.....»»

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Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

  BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads back into tense coalition talks Saturday, November 18, in a last-ditch effort to forge a coalition government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy. The veteran leader won a September 24 vote without a clear majority for her conservative CDU/CSU bloc, largely ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2017Related News

Devin Booker s 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Devin Booker hit six three-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16 points as Phoenix bounced back impressively after giving up 142 points in a home loss to Houston one night earlier. Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma scored 28 of his career-high 30 points in the second half for the Lakers, who have lost 5-of-6. Los Angeles beat Phoenix 100-93 on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), but couldn't match that defensive effort in the rematch. Ulis, Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Suns rookie Josh Jackson all got technical fouls for an aggressive shoving match near the Phoenix bench with 3:17 to play. Booker scored 36 points in the Suns' home loss to the Lakers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), and he kept up his history of torrid performances against LA. Perhaps motivated by a verbal altercation near the Lakers' bench in Phoenix four days earlier, Booker hit all six of his three-pointers in the first half at Staples Center. Kuzma set a new career-high for the second straight game with a dynamite second half, but the Lakers made no progress on their deficit. Brook Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles. Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball had a quiet six points, six assists and six rebounds in 38 minutes. Greg Monroe had six points and one rebound in his second appearance with the Suns. One night after giving up 90 points in the first half to Houston, the Suns yielded a measly 53 first-half points to the Lakers while jumping out to a 12-point lead. Booker nailed two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds, with Ball's first field goal on a layup sandwiched between them. TIP-INS Suns: Big man Dragan Bender celebrated his 20th birthday with 10 points and five rebounds. ... Big man Tyson Chandler missed his second straight game with a respiratory illness. ... Jared Dudley missed his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury. Lakers: Larry Nance Jr. has been cleared to return to practice earlier than expected. The forward broke his left hand Nov. 2 (Nov. 3, PHL time) and was expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. ... Kuzma's sixth 20-point game is the most among NBA rookies. UP NEXT Suns: Host the Chicago Bulls on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Lakers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2017Related News

Murray scores 31 as Nuggets beat Pelicans 146-114

By Brent W. New, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Denver Nuggets had the NBA's highest-scoring game of the season in a 146-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Nikola Jokic added 13 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season as the Nuggets improved to 7-2 at the Pepsi Center. Gary Harris had 22 points in his return after a two-game absence with right shoulder soreness. Anthony Davis had 17 points and five rebounds for New Orleans before he left the game with a concussion in the opening minute of the third quarter. Davis was inadvertently hit in the face by Jokic's head as the Nuggets center was backing him down with the ball. The Pelicans trailed by as many as 27 points in the opening quarter but pulled within 66-58 on Davis' jumper seconds before he went down with the injury. The Nuggets took advantage of the Pelicans without their All-Star big man and outscored them 40-22 the rest of the way in the third. Emmanuel Mudiay's three-pointer before the buzzer made it 106-80. Denver surpassed the 142 points Houston scored against Phoenix just one night earlier for the highest total in the league this season. Denver hit nine consecutive shots to jump out to a 25-4 lead. Three of its starters were in double figures by the end of the quarter: Murray had 11 points while Harris and Paul Millsap each had 10. The Pelicans answered, outscoring Denver 48-29 in the final 14:19 of the half. Rajon Rondo raced the length of the court for a layup at the buzzer to pull New Orleans within eight. TIP-INS Pelicans: C DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points, while Rondo and G Jrue Holiday each had 13. E'Twaun Moore had 16 off the bench. ... Rondo made his second consecutive start of the season after returning from surgery to repair a core muscle injury earlier in the week. ... G Tony Allen missed his fourth straight game with soreness in his left knee. Nuggets: C Mason Plumlee (core strain) was cleared to play after undergoing an MRI earlier in the day. ... Millsap had 20 points and Mudiay had 19. ... Denver Broncos linebackers Von Miller and Brandon Marshall sat courtside. UP NEXT Pelicans: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Nuggets: Begin a three-game road trip Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Los Angeles Lakers......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2017Related News

Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns 142-116

By Jose M. Romero, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Houston dominated with Chris Paul back in the lineup after missing 14 games with a knee injury. The Rockets made 61 percent of their first-half shots to get the second-most points in a first half in NBA history. Houston came up 14 points shy of the franchise record for points in a game. The Rockets knocked down 21-of-44 three-point attempts, and Harden made all 18 of his free throws. Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, had 33 points at halftime. Houston used a 13-1 over the final 3:08 of the first quarter to take control and was never threatened after that, leading 45-23 going into the second. Paul, who hadn't played since the season opener, got the start and didn't miss a beat, scoring 11 points and handing out 10 assists in limited action. Coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game that getting the two stars, Harden and Paul, in sync will "take care of itself over the next week or so." D'Antoni planned to play Paul for 20 minutes; Paul saw 21 minutes of action and sat out most of the fourth quarter. Ryan Anderson added 24 points for the Rockets, who have won seven of eight. The Suns also shot well in the first half, getting 65 points before the break. They got the lead down to 14 with one of Troy Daniels' six three-pointers in the second quarter, but the Rockets repeatedly scored with ease at the other end. Daniels tied a Suns franchise record for three's in a quarter and led Phoenix with 23 points. Devin Booker added 18 points and 10 assists. The Suns have lost seven of eight. FAN INTERACTION As the first half came to a close, a fan yelled at D'Antoni from the stands. "Sit down Mike, you're up 40!" D'Antoni, a former Suns coach, turned and deadpanned, "It's 25. You can't count." MONROE DEBUTS Center Greg Monroe made his Suns debut, starting and playing 26 minutes. Monroe, acquired by Phoenix from Milwaukee with two draft picks for guard Eric Bledsoe on Nov. 7 (Nov. 8, PHL time), was dealing with a left calf strain when he arrived. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Monroe played amid speculation that he could be traded or have his contract bought out. TIP-INS Rockets: F Luc MBah a Moute (illness) did not play, the second game he has missed this season. ... C Nene returned from a right foot sprain that had him out the past two games and scored 10 points in 14 minutes. ... F P.J. Tucker faced his former team for the first time in Phoenix since he was traded to Toronto in February of last season. Tucker spent five seasons with the Suns, and a video tribute to him aired in the arena during a first-quarter timeout. Suns: C Tyson Chandler (illness) and F Jared Dudley (right knee contusion) did not play. ... The Suns wrapped up a six-game homestand, which will be their longest of the season, with a 1-5 record. ... Arizona Cardinals star WR Larry Fitzgerald attended the game, sitting courtside. UP NEXT Rockets: At Memphis on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Suns: At Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 17th, 2017Related News

Embiid lifts 76ers past Lakers

Embiid lifts 76ers past Lakers.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Embiid dominates as Sixers beat Lakers in young talent showcase

LOS ANGELES, United States – Philadelphia's Joel Embiid overwhelmed the Los Angeles Lakers in a Wednesday showdown of the NBA's top young talents, scoring 46 points in the 76ers' 115-109 victory. The dominating 23-year-old Cameroon 7-footer (2.13m) sank 14-of-20 shots from the floor and 16-of-19 from the free throw line, pulled ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys Jerry Jones over Goodell

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday. Jones hired Boies and threatened to sue the NFL if Goodell's contract extension was approved by the compensation committee, made up of six owners. All 32 owners voted unanimously in May to let the committee finalize a deal with Goodell. The letter, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was written by outside counsel for the compensation committee and given to the AP by a person who requested anonymity because it was not intended to be made public. It's the latest escalation of a feud between the NFL and one of its most powerful owners. Jones has denied that his objections to the extension are tied to Goodell's decision to suspend star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games over alleged domestic violence. Elliott abandoned his legal fight over the suspension Wednesday. He has five games left to serve. "Your client's antics, whatever their motivation, are damaging the league and reflect conduct detrimental to the league's best interests," the letter said. Jones has said he has issues with compensation in the deal, along with concerns about the escalation of player protests involving the national anthem and how the league has handled them. He also has suggested that owners should revisit the power that the position wields. The letter confirmed that Jones was removed as a non-voting member of the compensation committee after threatening to sue. Jones, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, was accused of sharing with all the owners an outdated document related to the negotiations with Goodell. "Someone who is genuinely concerned 'that the owners know the truth about the negotiations' would not deliberately distribute such an outdated document, particularly when he has in his possession drafts that are current and accurately reflect the actual state of negotiations, or threaten to sue the league and its owners if he does not get his way," the letter said. Jones has acknowledged being at odds with the compensation committee chairman, Atlanta owner Arthur Blank, over the Goodell talks. They didn't speak on the field before the Falcons' 27-7 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday. Blank issued a statement Monday saying the committee planned to proceed with finalizing the Goodell deal and would keep other owners updated. Jones claimed Tuesday on his radio show that "well over half" the owners agree with him in wanting a final vote after the committee is finished negotiating the deal. "With due respect, we urge Mr. Jones to drop his misguided litigation threats and media campaign to undermine the committee's mandate," the letter said. "And we urge Mr. Jones to support the committee's deliberations, not attempt to sabotage them.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Australian diplomat dies in fall off NYC terrace — police

  NEW YORK, United States --- Police say an Australian diplomat fell to his death from a seventh-floor terrace in Manhattan. The New York Police Department says 30-year-old Julian Simpson and others went on an apartment building roof to look at the Empire State Building lights early Wednesday. The building was lit in rainbow colors in recognition of a survey that found most Australians support marriage equality and ensured that lawmakers will vote on a same-sex marriage bill this year. Police say Simpson swung a woman around and her husband got angry. The men then went on a seventh-floor apartment terrace, and Simpson offered to prove he was trustworthy by playing a ...Keep on reading: Australian diplomat dies in fall off NYC terrace — police.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

By Colin Packham and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrationsThe post Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press The Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play. They’ve certainly been worth watching. Detroit’s 10-3 start, good for No. 2 in the Eastern Conference standings, is one of the biggest good surprises in the NBA through the season’s first month. The Pistons already have a road win at Golden State, swept a five-game homestand — possibly to the delight of all those unoccupied red seats at Little Caesars Arena, more on that in a moment — and are off to their best start in 12 years. “I know that we’re playing as a team right now,” Detroit’s Luke Kennard said. “We’re really locked in. We’re really playing together and we play hard. When you have a team that does that together, you win.” Now comes the test. Starting Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), the Pistons play five of their next six games on the road — visiting Milwaukee, Indiana and Minnesota before returning home to face Cleveland, then heading right back out for a trip to Oklahoma City and Boston. After topping Miami to finish off a 5-0 homestand Sunday (Monday, PHL time), Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy made no effort to hide how pleased he is right now. “We did a great job here, and now you just move on to the next challenge,” Van Gundy said. “Now 9-of-11 on the road, the next three games on the road against teams you beat at home so you know they want back at you. The challenges just keep mounting, but you put wins in the bank.” Maybe at some point, there will be fans in the seats. The brand-new Detroit arena has a listed capacity for basketball at 20,491, which was the announced crowd for opening night. In seven games since, the Pistons have announced crowds between 13,709 and 17,683 — and those numbers may be generous, given how empty the building looks on television. Officially, Detroit sold 76 percent of its tickets in those seven games. ___ GIANNIS WATCH Technically, no foreign player has ever won an NBA scoring title. Dominique Wilkins has one and he was born in Paris, but only because his father was in the U.S. Air Force. Giannis Antetokounmpo may change that in a few months. And if not this season, then probably soon enough. The Milwaukee star who hails from Greece went into this week averaging just over 31 points per game and leading the league in that department. He was the Most Improved Player last season and don’t be surprised if he gets more votes for that trophy this season — along with MVP ballots as well. “He plays now to destroy you,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last week before Antetokounmpo scored 28 in Milwaukee’s road win over San Antonio. “In the beginning he was pretty darn good and he would do this and he would do that. But now he knows he can do it to you every time. He’s for real.” Antetokounmpo turns 23 on Dec. 6. The only other players in the last 50 years with 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists before celebrating their 23rd birthdays — Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, and future Hall of Famer LeBron James. ___ ANNIVERSARIES A couple of significant milestone dates are nearing. Sunday (Monday, PHL time) marks the 13th anniversary since the so-called “Malice at The Palace,” the infamous brawl involving Indiana and Detroit after Metta World Peace (then Ron Artest) went into the stands after a fan hit him with a drink. The aftermath included nine players being suspended, and security in NBA arenas has been different ever since. And Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) is the 16th anniversary of the first call-up from what is now called the NBA G League — the Denver Nuggets brought eventual NBA champion Chris Andersen up from the Fayetteville Patriots, a move that paved the way for hundreds of players to truly view the development league as a springboard to the NBA. ___ THE WEEK AHEAD Some games to keep an eye on over the coming days: — Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball, a matchup of future NBA assist leaders. — Golden State at Boston, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): An NBA Finals preview? The road team has won five straight in this series. — Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Russell Westbrook has triple-doubles in his last two games vs. the Spurs. — Houston at Memphis, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): The Rockets’ wide-open offense goes up against the Grizzlies’ airtight defense. — Washington at Toronto, Sunday: John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry might get overlooked on an NFL Sunday, but shouldn’t. ___ STAT LINE OF THE WEEK Paul George, Oklahoma City: His 37-point, eight-rebound, five-assist game against Dallas on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) wasn’t even his best game of the week (he had 42, 9 and 7 two nights earlier against the Clippers). But the Sunday (Monday, PHL time) game gets the nod since it came on Russell Westbrook’s birthday and when asked what he got his teammate, George said “I got him 37.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa

ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — France will host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, a year before the Olympic Games in Paris, after surprisingly beating South Africa and Ireland in a vote on Wednesday. The World Rugby Council disregarded the recommendation of an evaluation report to hand the tenth edition of its showpiece tournament to South Africa. A secret vote by member nations instead saw France, which hosted the 2007 World Cup, beat South Africa 24-15 in a second round. "If you look there wasn't a great deal between France and South Africa in the evaluation report," World Rugby president Bill Beaumont said. "It was very close." It means France will host four prestigious sporting events within six years, with golf's Ryder Cup in Paris next year and soccer's Women's World Cup across France in 2019. The French sports ministry said the decision to award it the Rugby World Cup so close to the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris in 2024 "demonstrates the excellence of the French know-how in organizing major sporting events." The Rugby World Cup final is set to be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris. Eight other cities that will host matches: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse. South Africa, which staged the Rugby World Cup in 1995, has now failed with four successive bids to land the tournament again. Fans gathered in the capital Pretoria expecting to celebrate victory in the vote. Instead, some of the crowd, dressed in the colors of the South African flag, was in tears as they watched the announcement from England. "Why has it gone against the recommendation when most of the unions said they would vote with the recommendation?" Joel Stransky, who kicked the dropped goal that won the 1995 final for South Africa against New Zealand, said on SuperSport television. "What is the point of having an independent auditor if you're not even going to take heed of their recommendation?" ___ AP Sports Writers Samuel Petrequin in Paris and Gerald Imray in Cape Town contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

    CANBERRA, Australia --- Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year, although the form any law would take and its allowances for religious objections sparked immediate, heated debate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday 62 percent of registered voters who responded in the unprecedented mail survey favored reform. The conservative government promised to allow a bill creating marriage equality to be considered in Parliament in the final two-week session that is due to end on Dec. 7. A "no" vote in the survey would have put marriage equality off the politica...Keep on reading: Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, United States – Three American college basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting are back home in Los Angeles after US President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf. UCLA freshmen players LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News