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After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia’s drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with “conflicting priorities.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News4 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Philippines Navy ship sets off for Russia

A Philippine Navy (PN) contingent, accompanied by a select group of journalists, began yesterday its 10-day voyage to Vladivostok in Russia on board this ship in what officials described as a demonstration of the Duterte administration’s foreign policy of being “friend to all, enemy to none.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News15 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Joshua back home to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Boxers, Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in Lon.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News20 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election

By Bloomberg A nondescript office in Riga’s communist-era Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science may be Latvia’s last line of defense against threats to next month’s general election. There, the nation’s 29-strong CERT cyber-security group, is bracing for its biggest test to date: repelling attempts by Russia to sway the voting process. Having studied meddling in […] The post Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials

By Agence-France Presse The United States is taking off the gloves in the growing, shadowy cyber war waged with China, Russia and other rivals, a top White House official said Thursday. National Security Advisor John Bolton said the country’s “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years” was now in effect. The new more aggressive posture […] The post US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2018Related News

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. "Today, the great majority of WADA's Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions," WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision "provides a clear timeline by which WADA must be given access to the former Moscow laboratory data and samples". He said that if the commitment was not met, WADA would reinstate the ban on the Russian anti-doping agency. The decision was taken at a meeting in WADA in Victoria, capital...Keep on reading: Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Syria’s Idlib spared from attack, Turkey to send in more troops

Turkey will send more troops into Syria’s Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who said it kept the area out of President Bashar al-Assad’s hands. Source link link: Syria’s Idlib spared from attack, Turkey to send in more troops.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

BRP Tarlac Leaves for Russia Friday

Strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) will leave the country for the Navy’s first-ever port visit to Vladivostok, Russia on Friday (September 21). This was confirmed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday. “The Navy has (scheduled) on Sept. 21 the departure of LD-601 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Potential end of Russia anti-doping suspension sparks outcry

FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott, World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, Beckie Scott, speaks at a news conference following the agency's first Global Ath.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Russian military jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off Syria

MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian military jet carrying 14 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea late Monday, September 17, as Syria came under attack by Israeli missiles, the defense ministry said. "Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea 35 kilometers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

WADA to lift drug suspension of Russia

WADA to lift drug suspension of Russia.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2018Related News

PHI rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a sudden burst of speed in the final 50 meters for a 50.46-second clocking in the small boat that drew admiration from their world-class rivals. France settled for the silver medal in 53.056 seconds and towed third-placer Hungary (53.158), host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437). "On a shorter course such as the 200m, you need produce faster and powerful strokes to become successful,’’ said coach Diomedes Manalo after the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation paddlers surpassed their medal tally in 2016 Moscow, Russia. The Pinoy paddlers followed exactly the game plan in capturing their fourth gold in the big boat, clocking 43.481 seconds to subdue Czech Republic (46.082) and United States (46.146).  Hungary placed fourth (46.791) followed by Germany (48.040) and Canada (50.242). Besides the four gold medals, the national team supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold has also pocketed two silvers in the small boat senior men’s 500m and big boat senior mixed 2000m race, respectively. "Congratulations to our dragon boat athletes for improving on their medal tally from their last world championship,’’ said Go For Gold top honcho Jeremy Go. "Despite all the struggle and adversity, our team has come out on top and continues to impress.’’ They defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title with aplomb after kicking off their world championship campaign with a convincing win in the 10-seater senior mixed 500m event. The Pinoy paddlers remain on track to secure another gold medal in the 10-seater senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Jordan De Guia, John Paul Selencio, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz, Daniel Ortega, Reymart Nevado, John Lester Delos Santos will join hands with Christine Mae Talledo, Sharmaine Mangilit, Apple Jane Abitona, Raquel Almencion and Lealyn Baligasa in the big boat senior mixed 200m. Maribeth Caranto has been designated steersman and Patricia Ann Bustamante as drummer. During their world championship campaign two years ago, the Filipinos brought home three gold medals, one silver and a pair of bronzes. In the master division, the Philippines pocketed a pair of bronze medals in the small boat men’s and mixed 200m races.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Manafort avoids 2nd trial, pleads guilty

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who steered the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed

FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Pyotr Verzilov invading the pitch, runs away as a steward tries to stop him during the France and Croatia 2018 World Cup final match in the Luzhniki.....»»

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

Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed

MOSCOW--- Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup football final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell. Two months since the tournament ended with France beating Croatia, the tolerant image presented by Russian law enforcement to the outside world appears to be over. Pyotr Verzilov told The Associated Press last week how he and three other activists from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot used police uniforms to trick their way past security during the final. "In Russia, definitely, the uniform of any law enforcement official carries a certain magical role," he said in an interview. "Although ...Keep on reading: Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed.....»»

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

PHI paddlers capture two gold medals in world championship

GAINESVILLE, Georgia --- The Philippines quickly snatched two gold medals in record-setting fashion during the opener of the prestigious 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here. The national paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation ruled the 10-seater senior mixed 500-meter event on Thursday (Friday Manila time), defeating race favorites Hungary and host United States by a significant margin. With drummer Patricia Bustamante and steerer Maribeth Caranto leading the way, the Filipinos clocked two minutes, 7.5 seconds to improve on their bronze-medal finish in the same event during the 2016 world championships in Moscow, Russia. Arriving second were the Hungarians, who timed 2:11.36 in a narrow finish to nip the Americans (2:11.86) for the silver medal in the biennial meet featuring the best 16 countries in the world of dragonboat racing. “They really wanted to prove something out there and they never lost focus despite the strong opposition,” said PCKDF president Jonne Go. The Filipinos struck a second gold medal just a few hours apart after dominating the 20-seater senior mixed 500m race again at the expense of Hungary and the Czech Republic.  They timed 1:52.58, impressively beating their previous race-winning clocking by three seconds two years ago in Moscow. The Hungarians clocked 1:55.09 and the Czech Republic placed third (1:55.14). “We never doubted the team’s ability to win. Once again, they showed the world that we Filipinos are world-class in this sport,” said Go For Gold’s Jeremy Go, who helped bankroll the participation of the PCKDF with the Philippine Sports Commission. It was a rejuvenating feeling for the Pinoy paddlers after they went home without a medal in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia where the organizers veered away from international standards by using shorter but heavier boats. Head coach Len Escollante said the Philippines is on track to capture a third gold medal on Saturday when the national paddlers, led by Hermie Macaranas and Ojay Fuentes, compete in the 10-seater men’s 200 finals. Joining them again are Mark Frias, Reymart Nevado, John Paul Selencio and Oliver Manaig. Women paddlers Raquel Almencion, Rosalyn Esguerra, Rhea Rhoa and Christine Talledo completed the cast in the small boat mixed category along with Bustamante and Caranto......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Poisoning suspects tourism claims raise eyebrows even in Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Two Russian men's claims that they were innocent tourists wrongly accused of an attempted assassination in Britain raised eyebrows on Friday – even in Russia's usually patriotic media. The men said that far from plotting to poison a turncoat spy with a deadly nerve agent, they were actually ........»»

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

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA — The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. The annual report from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalization, and public stigmatization […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 13th, 2018Related News

US ‘likely’ has taken over as the world’s top oil producer

      The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected.   The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that, based on preliminary estimates, America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year.   If those estimates are right, it would mark the first time since 1973 that the U.S. has led the world in output, according to government figures.   The energy information administration and the International Energy Agency, a global group of oil-consuming nations, had predicted that the U.S. would eventually pass Russia...Keep on reading: US ‘likely’ has taken over as the world’s top oil producer.....»»

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

Xi, Putin meet as Russia kicks off biggest ever war games – Al Jazeera

Russia launched its largest war games since the Cold War on Tuesday with hundreds of thousands of troops, including Chinese […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News