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After two arrests, Zimbabwe journalist remains defiant

The ruling party in his native Zimbabwe has declared him an enemy of the state. .....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: There s more in us that is coming -- Okumu

University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu can point out a dozen things they did wrong in the Fighting Maroons’ disappointing opening day defeat in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament. However, the mentor remains defiant that the fight in UP is alive and well and that his wards just played a fraction of what they are really capable of.   “It is not how I wanted to start. I'll just say that it's a wake-up call,” said Okumu, who spent extra time inside their dugout to talk to his crew following the Fighting Maroons’ 13-25, 17-25, 23-25, black and blue beating at the hands of defending champion Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday. The third-year coach felt that his team played too tight in the first two sets and drifted away from their game plan. It didn’t help they were committing strings of errors that added to their frustration. UP gave away 29 points to Ateneo off its miscues.   “We did not relax until the third set. We were in a hurry, we were not composed,” said Okumu. UP got buried early in the first two frames, trailing in double digits in some stretches.  The Fighting Maroons did show resistance in the third, giving the Lady Eagles quite a scare only to crumble in the end. “I hope that we will find composure in the next games. If we are, our game would come,” said Okumu. “I believe we only performed at ten-percent of what we are capable of. The scoreline, unforced errors,” he added. “I still believe we can do better. I believe that we just did a fraction of what we are.” After the match, the Fighting Maroons had a long talk inside their locker room.   “We were just telling them just what any coach would say -- what is coming next and how we can adjust,” said Okumu. “Because it's not about the skill, it's about the mental toughness. We only brought it back during the third set. If that was our ten-percent, I believe there's more in us that is coming.” UP’s character will be tested on Saturday when it faces University of the East.     Show your school spirit. Get official UAAP university licensed merchandise from www.uaapstore.com. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

‘Ridiculous’ | Groups belie military’s claims over the arrest of journalist, 4 others

“The arrests of Cumpio and, before her, Krueger, the red-tagging of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and other press freedom groups and advocates, the continued attempts to shut down Rappler, ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, are all part of this government’s efforts to silence the free exchange of ideas and coopt media into mouthing only what it allows.” The post ‘Ridiculous’ | Groups belie military’s claims over the arrest of journalist, 4 others appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Defiant businesses in Tagaytay risk closure

Businesses in Tagaytay City are likely to face closure if they resume operations while Alert Level 4 remains raised over Taal Volcano, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

Mugabe s body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

HARARE, Zimbabwe – The remains of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday, September 27. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

Mugabe s body heads for wake in home village

ZIMBABWE – The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be taken to his village for a wake on Monday, September 16, a family member said, as his final burial is prepared in about a month.  Mugabe died a week ago aged 95 in Singapore , nearly two years after he was ousted in a 2017 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

MPBL: Undefeated Knights are a cut above the rest

Experience. Cohesiveness. These factors have led to the San Juan Knights-Go For Gold's stellar start in the MPBL Lakan Season as they remain undefeated after seven games.  Coming off a big five-game championshiop series win in the Datu Cup, the Knights' confidence is sky high, but they admit that this season has been tougher. “Mas focused kami now sa team defense.  Malalakas at mas magagaling ang mga teams at players now," shared veteran John Wilson. With 31 teams and longer gaps between games, it has been a little tougher to get one’s groove on a consistent basis. Because of their championship experience, they’ve been able to will through tough games.  According to MPBL anchor and journalist Cedelf Tupas, a big factor to the Knights' unblemished record is their finals stint. “Guys like Jhonard Clarito and Mike Ayonayon really made a leap as far as their development as players following the finals and they've carried that over this season. While other teams seem to fold in crunch time, the Knights look more and more comfortable. They embrace the challenge when games go down the wire,” observed Tupas. Credit the early achievement also so far to San Juan's leadership and team chemistry. “They've got a great mix of vets and young players in the squad who have embraced the system of coach Randy Alcantara, who despite his achievements remains one of the most underrated coaches in the country,” added Tupas. True enough, their experience in the clutch helped them escape with a one-point victory over the Bacoor Strikers to open the season, a two-point triumph over the Pasay Voyagers and an overtime win over the Bataan Risers.  Larry Rodriguez is still a force wherever he goes. Former NCAA MVP Wilson has always been consistent for the Knights, as he averages 16 points and six boards a game. Journeyman and Datu Cup Game 5 Finals hero Jhonard Clarito has been likewise a reliable scorer on offense, averaging 12 points in seven games.  As the team is continuing to getting better, the Knights have recruited young and experienced guard Andoy Estrella, who also played under Alcantara back in the NCAA. He is reunited with his Mapua teammate CJ Isit, who has been playing quality minutes this off-season. Estrella and Isit came out big against Pasay, with a combined 23 points and eight rebounds, while Rodriguez had a big double-double of 12 points and 16 boards against the Strikers. The next game of the San Juan Knights will be on August 5, against the dangerous Quezon City Capitals. The Capitals (4-3) are also a steady team, with four players averaging in double figures: Clark Derigue (13.3 ppg), Joco Tayontong (12.6 ppg), Tonino Gonzaga (11.6 ppg), Aaron Black (11.4 ppg) On the other hand, the Knights have also been consistent. Besides Wilson and Clarito averaging 16 and 12 a game, respectively and Mike Ayonayon putting up 12 markers an outing, Rodriguez and Mac Cardona both average close to 10 points per game. Wilson adds, they have no problem on offense as they let the game come to them. “Go with the flow lang with our offense. And sometimes, kung sino mainit, dun naming binabagsak ang bola.” If you are or have been in basketball for quite some time, all these quotes said by Wilson and Tupas are not new. But it’s easier said than done, it’s all about putting in to action what a team needs to do inside the court to get the job done. But more than finishing the work, it’s about cementing a reputation that experience pays off by focusing on the tiniest of details. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Case for Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones on hold until next month

span style="font-size: 13px;">CINCINNATI (AP) — The court case for Cincinnati Bengals player Adam 'Pacman' Jones is on hold until next month. /span> A Hamilton County judge on Friday continued the case to Feb. 10. Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) has said he wants to know first what punishment Jones faces from the NFL. Jones' attorneys agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial. br /> An NFL spokesman said Thursday that Jones' case 'remains under review.' br /> Jones was jailed Jan. 3 on charges he head-butted police and spit on a nurse after his arrest for assault. He said he didn't think he should have been arrested. br /> His NFL career was in doubt after arrests and suspensions before the Bengals signed him in 2010 and he became a regular starting defensive back and punt returner. br />   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

The World: Turkey says identity of Istanbul attacker established; manhunt on

ISTANBUL -- Turkey has established the identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, its foreign minister said, and further arrests were made on Wednesday, but the attacker himself remains at large......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Press watchdog CPJ: 2016 arrests of journalist at 30-year high

Press watchdog CPJ: 2016 arrests of journalist at 30-year high.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

826 quakes recorded around Pinatubo

At least 826 “imperceptible” earthquakes have been recorded in the vicinity of Mt. Pinatubo in this city since Jan. 20 even as it remains in “quiscient condition,” according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

Australians defy virus rules on ‘Invasion Day’

Thousands of people gathered at a central Sydney park in defiance of police threats of fines and arrests for breaching a 500-person limit on public gatherings, though organizers called off a march through the city that usually follows. The post Australians defy virus rules on ‘Invasion Day’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Moderna says COVID vaccine effective against UK, S.Africa variants

US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its COVID-19 vaccine remains effective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

DFA’s COVID-19 tally among Filipinos abroad: 49 new cases, 8 recoveries

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday reported 49 new confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases, 8 new recoveries, and no new fatality among Filipinos abroad.  MANILA BULLETIN FILE The latest figures bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving overseas Filipinos to 13,828; a total of 4,055 are undergoing treatment; 8,828 have recovered, and 945 died due to coronavirus infections.To date, the total number of countries and territories with confirmed cases among Filipinos remains at 84.Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in February 2020, the Middle East and Africa remain as the combined regions with the most number of Filipinos infected with the disease at 7,881. Of that number, 2,521 are active cases, 4,754 have recovered or discharged from hospitals, and a total of 606 deaths......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Ex-CEGP member’s remains found

The remains of an alleged member of the New People’s Army were recovered last Saturday by the military and police in Baggao, Cagayan after they received information from a tipster and former rebel, according to a news report posted yesterday on the Facebook page of the Cagayan Provincial Information Office......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

DOH-8 reminds anew on the proper disposal of human remains

TACLOBAN CITY, January 22 (PIA) -- The office of the Regional Sanitary Engineer of the Department of Health (DOH), reminds local government units on the implementation of proper disposal of human r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

NGCP seeks enforcement of anti-obstruction law

he National Grid Corp. of the Philippines is appealing for community and government support to enforce the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines or Republic Act 11361, as northwestern Mindanao remains in the dark because uncooperative landowners prevent the grid operator from restoring transmission facilities......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Dealing with the New Normal Healthy Lifestyle

As months pile up and the COVID-19 pandemic still remains a threat, people have no choice but to make lifestyle adaptions to deal with it and health is of top priority. According to NPC Dr. Parolita A. Mission, with the new strain of the virus, which experts fear is more contagious, we should be more […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

BI: Fugitive foreigners’ arrests dropped by 87% in 2020

The number of foreign fugitives arrested in the country decreased by 87 percent last year compared to 2019 amid the ongoing pandemic, the Bureau of Immigration reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

‘Liberal Party at 75: The voice of the voiceless’

The Liberal Party, which marked its 75th anniversary yesterday, remains the voice of reason and the voice of the voiceless, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Kahit wala nang UP-DND accord, warrantless arrest ‘di opsyon – PNP

MANILA, Philippines — Sa kabila nang terminasyon ng kasunduan ng University of the Philippines at Defense department ukol sa pagpasok ng military at pulisya sa kampus, ay tiniyak naman ng Philippine National Police na walang mangyayaring warrantless arrests sa UP students.  “Wala naman pong karapatan ang pulis mag-aresto kapag walang warrant po. Siguro balik tayo […] The post Kahit wala nang UP-DND accord, warrantless arrest ‘di opsyon – PNP appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021