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Big powers set to clash at chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE: Major powers are set to clash Monday at the global toxic arms watchdog over a Russian spy scandal and a new ability to attribute blame. The meeting of…READ The post Big powers set to clash at chemical weapons watchdog appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Big powers set to clash at chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Major powers are set to clash on Monday, November 19, at the global toxic arms watchdog over a Russian spy scandal and a new ability to attribute blame. The meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague is the first since member ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Pope promotes Maltese archbishop known for fighting pedophilia | News

Pope Francis on Tuesday promoted the Archbishop of Malta, one of the church's most trusted investigators in paedophile priest cases, as the Vatican seeks to quell a damaging global sex abuse scandal......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Naked couple crashes pickup into traffic signpost

  A couple in Cagayan de Oro City is now facing charges after they crashed their pickup truck into a traffic signpost as they allegedly had sex while driving.   The unidentified couple crashed their Hilux truck into the traffic sign post at the flyover in Brgy. Carmen. The crash sent the truck landing on its side.   Witnesses said the 28-year old man and the 19-year old woman got out of the van naked.   City Administrator Teddy Sabugaa has ordered the couple to pay for the damaged traffic sign post which is a property of the city government.   The unidentified couple are also now facing charges of alarm and scandal. / muf Rhommel Balasb...Keep on reading: Naked couple crashes pickup into traffic signpost.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs ‘cheated’ Malaysia: PM

SINGAPORE, Singapore --- Goldman Sachs "cheated" Malaysia, its leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian financier to launder huge sums allegedly stolen from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. They are accused of involvement in a sophisticated fraud linked to former leader Najib Razak, allegations that played a big factor in the shock defeat of his long-ruling government at polls in May. In an interview w...Keep on reading: Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs ‘cheated’ Malaysia: PM.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Russia slams Austria for unfounded accusations in spy row

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia said on Saturday, November 10 that Austria's "unfounded accusations" in a spy scandal were unacceptable while Vienna expressed hope the affair would not hurt bilateral ties. On Friday, November 9, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country had launched a probe into a colonel suspected of spying ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Verdict on Bong Revilla plunder case out December 7

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The nation on December 7 will see the first ever judgment in the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scandal that sent senators to jail in 2014, as the anti-graft court is set to promulgate its decision on Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr’s plunder case. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Duterte wants PNPA cadets in sex scandal dismissed

President Duterte has ordered the dismissal of three Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadets involved in an oral sex scandal......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2018Related News

Duterte wants PNPA cadets in sex scandal dismissed

President Duterte has ordered the dismissal of three Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadets involved in an oral sex scandal......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2018Related News

Malaysian in 1MDB scandal denies wrongdoing after U.S. charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian financier at the center of a corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB maintained his innocence Friday, November 2, after the US unveiled criminal charges against him and two ex-Goldman Sachs bankers. Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low , and the former bankers were accused by the US Justice ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

US sues ex-Goldman Sachs bankers in Malaysia scandal

US sues ex-Goldman Sachs bankers in Malaysia scandal.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Are K-pop singers allowed to date?

When singer HyunA parted ways with Cube Entertainment after going public with her relationship with fellow singer E'Dawn, many fans, particularly those outside Korea, did not seem to understand the fuss. "This is one thing I really don't understand about the Korean entertainment industry. These performers don't belong to the fans or the companies who manage them. Let them date or marry who they want ... they're entitled to a life of their own," one Twitter user said of the dating scandal. Emotions ran high as HyunA and Cube Entertainment went back and forth in a weeklong public battle. During the course of the scandal, the agency was reported as saying the trust with the singer...Keep on reading: Are K-pop singers allowed to date?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 2nd, 2018Related News

Ex-BOC intel officer in P11-B & apos;shabu& apos; scandal now under DOJ custody - INQUIRER.net

Ex-BOC intel officer in P11-B 'shabu' scandal now under DOJ custody - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2018Related News

Ex-BOC intel officer in P11-B ‘shabu’ scandal now under DOJ custody

Resigned Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban is now placed under the government's witness protection program (WPP). Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III confirmedthat Gubanwas turnedover Thursday to the Department of Justice (DOJ). "Yes. As ordered by theBlue Ribbon," Sotto said in a text message,when asked about Guban's transfer to the DOJ. The Senate leader was referring to the Senate blue ribbon committeechaired by Senator Richard Gordon that has been conductingan inquiryinto the alleged P11 billion worth of shabu smuggled into the country via concealment in several magnetic lifters. Sottosaid Senate Sergeant at Arms Jose Balajadia informed him about the transfer of Guba...Keep on reading: Ex-BOC intel officer in P11-B ‘shabu’ scandal now under DOJ custody.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 1st, 2018Related News

Boxing body vote could see sport thrown out of Olympics

    MOSCOW, Russia – The congress of the scandal-hit International Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) that begins in Moscow on Friday, November 2, may be a turning point for the sport and its future in the Olympics.  Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek who has been linked to organized crime by the US Treasury ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2018Related News

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites internal discord

By Tom Withers, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn't work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with offensive coordinator Todd Haley that went public and threatened to turn a promising season into another one of those Cleveland catastrophes. Haslam fired Jackson and Haley within hours of each other on Monday, a day after the Browns (2-5-1) lost their 25th consecutive road game — one shy of the NFL record. "Hopefully, we made a big step today," Haslam said. "It is hard to win in the NFL. If anybody knows that, it is us. I think the message today is we are not going to put up with internal discord. We want people who are collaborative and work together." As for his poor track record in finding coaches, Haslam offered no excuses. "I will accept the blame because ultimately, it is the person at the head of the ship," he said. "I will take the blame as ownership. I can't explain it more than that. We have had different situations with different people. I know that it is something that we are not going to tolerate moving forward." Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is Cleveland's interim coach, and running backs coach Freddie Kitchens will take over for Haley. Haslam said Williams, who coached Buffalo from 2001-03, was the only in-house candidate considered to finish the season. While Williams has extensive experience and won a Super Bowl, he also has a checkered past. He was suspended by the league for a full season in 2012 for his role in the "Bountygate" scandal that rocked the New Orleans Saints. Haslam said it's premature to consider the next coaching hire for the Browns, who are 22-81-1 since he and his wife, Dee, agreed to buy the franchise in 2012. The main objective now is to get through the season's second half, beginning with a matchup on Sunday against the high-scoring, Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). "We will have a collaborative effort in everything that we do here," Haslam said when asked about a search for the team's ninth coach since 1999. "Right now, we are focused on the next eight games and Gregg and his staff winning as many of those games that we can." There are already names floating around as potential candidates to be Cleveland's next coach, including Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who coached Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in college. "Not right now," Riley said of his interest in jumping to the NFL. "You sit here and answer these questions and I always want to be truthful. The truth is for me is, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here. I love college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now." Just three weeks ago, the Browns, who went 0-16 last season under Jackson, appeared to have turned the corner following an overtime win against Baltimore. But things unraveled quickly, thrust in the wrong direction by a power struggle between Jackson and Haley, who joined Cleveland's staff this season after six in Pittsburgh. Following a loss at Tampa Bay last week, Jackson aimed blame at Haley by offering to help the team's offense. Haley publicly said he wasn't offended by the remarks. But Jackson's comments seemed to widen a divide between the coaches, who had disagreed on players getting days off during training camp and whether wide receiver Josh Gordon deserved to start the opener. In order to salvage the season, Haslam and general manager John Dorsey felt change was necessary. Without pointing fingers, Dorsey said there's only one way to stop the in-fighting. "Treat people the way they want to be treated," he said. "Come into work every day willing to work. Love what you do. Just take ownership in what you are doing. Come to work every day and treat people the way you want to be treated." Jackson's the sixth straight Cleveland coach to be fired following the team's second game against Pittsburgh. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise, but they were let go following the season's final game. Haslam wouldn't get into any specifics about the "'discord" between Jackson and Haley. "We made the decision to move on, and it was far bigger than who was going to call plays," Haslam said. "Unfortunately, sometimes, the best plans don't work out, and in this case, they didn't. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would." Jackson was hired in 2016 by the Haslams, who stuck by him despite a 1-15 record in his first season and then last season's debacle. His failures were always explained away with excuses: not enough talent, injuries, bad luck, a disconnection with the front office. Haslam thought hiring a high-profile coordinator like Haley would help Jackson. In the end, it was his undoing. "Unfortunately, sometimes the best plans do not work out," Haslam said. "In this case, they did not. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would, but they did not work out.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Yacht at centre of Malaysia 1MDB scandal put up for auction – Al Jazeera

Equanimity, the luxury ocean-going yacht at the heart of the 1MDB scandal, went on sale on Monday as Malaysia‘s new government […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

‘PNPA scandal a test case for anti-hazing law’

The recent sex scandal that rocked the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) would be a test case for Republic Act 11053 or the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

PNPA ‘oral sex scandal’ a test case for new anti-hazing law—Lacson

The recent scandal that tainted the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) would be a test case for the new Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Sunday. The scandal which reportedly involved cadets forcing freshmen to perform oral sex as a form of punishment, Lacson said, is considered hazing under Republic Act 11053, or the new Anti-Hazing Act of 2018. READ: PNP to probe alleged oral sex punishment in police academy "In this case, the cadets involved may have the distinction of being the first to be convicted under the new law," he said in a statement. The senator also stressed that hazing is now considered a capital offense, with those found guilty fa...Keep on reading: PNPA ‘oral sex scandal’ a test case for new anti-hazing law—Lacson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 28th, 2018Related News

General’s son tagged in PNPA sex scandal

One of the three cadets who allegedly forced two freshmen to perform oral sex as a form of punishment is the son of a general from the Philippine National Police (PNP), an official said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 26th, 2018Related News