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WWE Elimination Chamber 2021: Summary and Findings; The Miz hero

This Sunday, February 21, the second WWE PPV event was held In the 2021 season in an atypical wrestling company calendar as it presented three.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 22nd, 2021

PH to roll out AstraZeneca jab amid efficacy issue

The scheduled rollout of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines in the first quarter of 2021 will proceed unhampered, pending findings that it will not be effective against the dominant original variant of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the Food and Drug Administration said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Laguna Heroes win 10 straight in PCAP All-Filipino Cup

After 10 straight wins, the Laguna Heroes team jumped to solo 3rd after beating Cordova Dagami Warriors, 16-5, at the start of the 2nd phase of elimination round of the PCAP All-Filipino Cup, Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the lichess platform......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Cebu chamber named COVID-19 hero for Asia Pacific region

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An international award-giving body gave recognition to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) for its efforts in addressing the crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The CCCI was named as awardee in the COVID-19 Hero Chamber Award category at the 2020 APAC Chamber of Commerce […] The post Cebu chamber named COVID-19 hero for Asia Pacific region appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

CCCI Wins Award for Their COVID-19 Efforts

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has received the COVID-19 Hero Chamber of the Year award at the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Chamber of Commerce Awards by Glue Up. This award acknowledges chambers in the APAC region for their efforts and innovation amidst the global pandemic. Glue up, a leading engagement software for chambers, announced the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

5 NEW Russian history movies you must see

2021 will give us the Russian answer to HBO's 'Chernobyl'. We'll also learn the tragic fate of the most fabled young Soviet female hero of World War II, as well as a heart-warming story about a dog.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Mindanao to slowly recover from economic lag, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – A prominent business leader here expressed optimism that Mindanao will slowly recover in 2021 from the economic lag it suffered last year due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Maria Lourdes Monteverde, who will again be president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Eyed as stimulus, proposed 2021 budget hurdles Senate

Voting 22-0, with no abstentions, the upper chamber approved House Bill 7727 early on its plenary session......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

New-look House leadership off to a good start, say solons

House members can’t help but notice a sense of synergy between Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Majority Leader Martin Romualdez in just their first few days of working together. Case in point, according to Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., San Jose del Monte City Rep. Florida Robes, and Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santos, were the two important bills that the House leadership was able to deliver without a hitch during the conduct of special sessions this past week. The Majority Bloc solons were referring to the passage on third and final reading of measures House Bill (HB) No.7727, or the P4.506-trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB) of 2021; and HB No.7884, or the proposed Act authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses and certifications. “The performance of the new leadership during special session was very commendable. This is a very encouraging sign in our mission to approve the legislative agenda of President Duterte,” Barzaga said. “The Velasco-Romualdez leadership (is) off to a good start,” added the veteran congressman and former Dasmariñas mayor. For her part, Robes said she is “extremely delighted that the leadership impasse in the House of Representatives had been resolved peacefully and amicably by our two honorable leaders, Lord Alan Velasco and former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.” “I look forward to a renewed, more united and inclusive leadership at the House of Representatives led by Speaker Velasco with Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. I believe that Speaker Velasco and Majority Leader Romualdez are both righteous and committed to steer the House of Representatives to new heights to become a more effective and responsive institution to serve the Filipino people especially in these trying times,” she stressed. On the other hand, Delos Santos believes that the new-look leadership of the Lower Chamber will continue to work beyond 2020 even as he praised his colleagues for passing next year’s budget bill. “We are very happy that it (GAB) already finished the third reading. Our goal is always to fast-track the process to help out fellow Filipinos. These are not normal times, and gusto po nating matugunan agad yung mga pangangailangan ng mga kababayan natin (we want to quickly address the needs of our people),” Delos Santos said. “We want to assure government agencies (will have enough) resources for them to be able to function in the new normal,” he added. The passage of HB No.7884 or the Anti-Red Tape Bill followed soon after the chamber gave its final nod to the 2021 GAB. Both had been certified as urgent by President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Latin America to bear worst impact from coronavirus: World Bank

Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer the worst economic and health impact from the coronavirus, the World Bank said Friday, forecasting a nearly 8.0 percent drop in regional GDP. “Our region is suffering the worst economic and health impacts of Covid-19 of anywhere in the world,” according to Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, the Bank’s regional vice president. He said the findings in the report “calls for clarity on how to combat the pandemic and put the economies back on track for a swift recovery.”  In its report, “The Cost of Staying Healthy” the Bank addresses the impact of the pandemic in a region with with high Covid-19 mortality and infection rates such as Brazil, Mexico and Peru. “The number of deaths per million people is as high as in advanced economies, if not more, but the resources available to counter the shock are much more constrained,” it said.  The bank forecasts a recovery with growth of 4.0 percent in 2021. The report forecasts a region-wide 7.9 percent drop in GDP, a slightly more negative outlook for 2020 than its last assessment in June of a likely 7.2 percent contraction. Crisis-wracked Venezuela — in acute recession for several years and with a government that at least 50 countries refuse to recognize — is not taken into account in the figures. The Covid-related economic crisis follows “several years of disappointing economic growth and limited progress on social indicators, and right after a wave of social unrest,” the report said. “The social damage is immense” the institution warned, adding that unemployment rates had soared across the region, “sometimes substantially.”  Surveys conducted in 13 countries in the region showed that the share of households suffering a decline in income is higher than the share experiencing job losses, it said. The findings suggest that “the impact of the crisis is not only severe but also potentially long-lasting.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

A national budget has three parts

The chamber of Congress authorized by the Constitution to initiate money measures, the House of Representatives, is now on its third month of deliberations on the proposed national budget – the general appropriations bill – for 2021. As in years past, what is happening in that chamber is a combination of a meeting of Cosa Nostra chiefs, a magicians’ ball and an economics school lecture on public finance......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Palace hopeful 2021 budget bill will be passed on time

House leaders have given assurances that the issue over the chamber's leadership would not delay the passage of the budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Philippines nominates Manalo to UN committee on women

The Philippines has presented Ambassador Rosario Manalo, eminent champion of human rights in Southeast Asia and the global community, as the country’s candidate to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 2021-2024......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Aug. 2

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed 4.506-trillion-peso (91.65-billion-U.S. dollar) national budget for 2021, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

PBA: Erram trade could be 'blessing in disguise' for NLEX

Things were set up quite nicely for NLEX in the 2019 PBA Governors's Cup. The Road Warriors finally had access to all of their weapons, and after playing with two quality imports through the course of the elimination round, they entered the playoffs as the no. 1 seed. Unfortunately, NLEX didn't even get out of the first round, becoming the fifth top-ranked team to lose to a no. 8 seed in the quarterfinals. For the next PBA conference, whenever that is, the Road Warriors won't even have a chance to run things back as the team traded away star center Poy Erram after just one full season. However, while that could lead to a struggle, NLEX is looking at that blockbuster trade with a different perspective. "Of course we were sad na na-trade si Poy, parang kapatid na rin namin siya, napa-lapit na siya samin," guard Kevin Alas said on 2OT with teammate Jericho Cruz and PBA broadcasters Magoo Marjon and Carlo Pamintuan. "But at the same time, naging blessing in disguise samin, iniisip namin kasi siguro the last time na nag-semifinals kami, wala pa si Poy noon. Right now nadagdagan pa kami. Iniisip na lang namin na dati kaya natin without Poy, so ibig sabihin kaya din natin now," he added. NLEX's breakthrough semifinals came during the 2018 Philippine Cup where the Road Warriors took on the Magnolia Hotshots for six games. That was Kiefer Ravena's very first conference with the team and Poy Erram was still with the Blackwater Elite. The Road Warriors were locked in a 2-2 series with the Hotshots before Alas tore his ACL for the first time very early in Game 5. NLEX just slowly fell apart after, getting eliminated by the next game. "Yung perspective na lang namin, parang blessing in disguise," Alas said of the Erram trade, which netted NLEX Anthony Semerad, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, as well as Blackwater's 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. "Baka mas paghihirapan natin pagpasok sa semis this time," Alas added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

US women s team players have options after setback in court

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation but the case is far from over. The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden, Billie Jean King and even the men's national team. “This is just a setback,” King said when asked what she would tell the team. “There’s so many of these ups and downs. Just keep learning from it, keep going for it. You’re still such a great influence, not only in soccer, but for equality for everyone.” King, who was calling for equitable prize money in tennis in the 1970s, once famously proclaimed: “Everyone thinks women should be thrilled when we get crumbs, and I want women to have the cake, the icing and the cherry on top, too.” The players sued the federation last year, claiming they have not been paid equally under their collective bargaining agreement to what the men’s national team receives under its labor deal. They asked for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The federal judge threw out the players' claim of discriminatory pay Friday in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner said the women rejected a pay-to-play structure like the men's agreement and accepted greater base salaries and benefits. But he allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to go forward. The trial remains scheduled for June 16 in federal court in Los Angeles. Players have vowed to appeal the judge's decision. There are several legal options. Players could seek to overturn Friday's decision at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and could even discuss with the USSF the possibility of a joint application for a stay pending appeal. They could proceed with a trial limited to working conditions such as flights, hotels and medical staff, then appeal Friday's ruling. Or the sides could seek to settle, perhaps as part of a deal to replace and extend the current collective bargaining agreement, which expires on Dec. 31, 2021. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, went to Twitter this weekend to encourage the players. “To @USWNT: don’t give up this fight. This is not over yet. To @ussoccer: equal pay, now. Or else when I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding,” he posted, referring to the 2026 men’s World Cup, set to be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The players’ association for the men’s national team also released a statement Monday expressing support. “For a year and a half the USMNT players have made proposals to the federation that would achieve equal pay for the USMNT and USWNT players,” the statement said. “We understand the WNT players plan to appeal last week’s decision and we support them.” Steven A. Bank, a professor at UCLA, said he was expecting Klausner's decision on the summary judgment to focus the case but not to the degree it did. “Frequently, judges will do that in order to narrow down the issues, but because it also spurs the parties to settle by essentially using a heavy hand and saying, ‘Hey, a lot of these things you have is fluff, so let’s get rid of this, and neither of you have as great a case that you think you do.' So I’m not surprised that there was some level of summary judgment granted and some level denied,” he said. “But I was surprised that the judge came down with what is a fairly complete victory for U.S. Soccer.” In an appearance on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Monday, Megan Rapinoe said she was shocked by the decision. She pointed out the women’s team was far more successful than the men, winning consecutive World Cup titles and playing more games. “If I earn $1 every time I play, and a man earns $3, just because I win 10 games and he only wins three games, so I made $10 and he made $9, I’m not sure how that’s me making more money, while having to essentially win everything we could’ve possibly won over these last two years: two World Cups and just about every game we’ve played,” Rapinoe said. “For me, it missed the point, and was very disappointing, to be honest.” Attorney Hampton Dellinger, who represented players in a battle over artificial turf at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, said the case will take time to play out. “Obviously, I think it’d be great if the parties could reach a reasonable settlement,” Dellinger said. “But to my mind, if the legal fight is going to continue, I don’t think the judge’s first word is necessarily going to be the last word.” Arguments could be made that the team has already made it's case in the court of public opinion. Following the U.S. victory in the World Cup final last year in France, the crowd chanted "Equal Pay" as the players celebrated on the field. The women also drew support from some of U.S. Soccer's most high-profile sponsors when the federation argued in court documents that the women lacked the skills and responsibilities of their male counterparts. The so-called scorched earth argument led to the resignation of USSF President Carlos Cordeiro, who was replaced by former national team player Cindy Parlow Cone. “I think it’s great that they brought the case forward, because I think any visibility into this issue is just going to help further the cause, because it’s going to make more people sensitive and aware that the issue of unequal pay persists in all spectrums of our economy," said Mary Ellen Carter, an associate professor of accounting at Boston College. "I happen to know it well in the executive space, but it’s not only there. So I think the courage that they had to come forward with the suit keeps the issue at the forefront, and I think that that’s important.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

The Rock, Trump headline UFC card without a title fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and the president just might be the true headliners at Madison Square Garden in a rare UFC card without a championship fight. Well, at least not one confined to the standard weight classes. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are set to slug it out Saturday night in the main event of UFC 244 without much more than a made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title at stake in a fight that has attracted the attention of two global figures. Arriving straight from Jabroni Drive, The Rock is set to take that $50,000 custom-made, one-fight-only Baddest Mother (Censored!) championship belt, shine it up real nice, and stick it straight around the waist between the winner of the Diaz vs. Masvidal slugfest. President Donald Trump will take a break from an impeachment inquiry to catch a seat as Diaz and Masvidal (-160) lock up to crown the undisputed champ of UFC 244's crudest named title. Most electrifying @ufc event of 2019. Im a lucky SOB to present the “Baddest MF” title to the winner of @GamebredFighter vs @NateDiaz209. Stacked card. Madison Square Garden erupts. #UFC244 #BMFTitle #DiazMasvidal TOMORROW NIGHT!! #ppv pic.twitter.com/i2GzisvZSJ — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 1, 2019 The BMF belt. pic.twitter.com/X4jX5ywFRX — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 1, 2019 "That's the best fighter there is," Diaz said. "Pound for pound, GOAT type of (stuff)." Diaz fought just three months ago when he returned from a three-year hiatus to punish Anthony Pettis in a unanimous decision victory at UFC 241. Diaz (20-11) willed the championship into existence when he demanded UFC create the R-rated billing and called out Masvidal (34-11) for his next fight. UFC didn't wait long to grant Diaz's wish — President Dana White agreed to go along with the stipulation, with the caveat that the title is decided only once. Call it an extravagant publicity stunt, perhaps, for the winner of the 170-pound bout who gets bragging rights, the belt, and no title defenses. "Let me tell you something. 170, 185, 205, 155 (pounds) or BMF title, everybody wants the BMF title," Diaz said. "If you've got the option, what title would you fight for?" Kelvin Gastelum (-210) takes on Darren Till in a middleweight bout in the co-main event, and Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson (-135) has a welterweight division fight with Vicente Luque in UFC's fourth card at the Garden. The biggest dose of star power might come in the seats. "Jumanji" star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will present the winner with of a championship belt that has that manufactured WWE feel. "Very befitting for the biggest fight of the entire year," Johnson said. "This fight is going to be electrifying." Trump is tight with White in a relationship that dates to UFC's infancy before its rise into national prominence. New Jersey was one of the first states that embraced UFC, and White credits cards at the Trump Taj Mahal for helping the company grow into a heavyweight in the sports world. White spoke at Trump's request at the Republican National Convention and the bombastic pair make time for dinners out when they can. Trump's reception from the New York crowd might be as fascinating as the result of the main event. Trump was loudly jeered while attending a World Series last Sunday in Washington. In New York, UFC fighters — about as politically uncouth as they come — have embraced Trump's made-for-TV schtick. Donald Jr. and Eric Trump attended a recent UFC card in New Jersey to support MAGA fan Colby Covington. "Real recognize real," Masvidal said. "No matter what your views are on Trump as a president, the guy's a (BMF), man. The money's that he's made, the obstacles that's he conquered, he's a (BMF) in his own way." Masvidal said he didn't want to "wade too far into politics" because the American fighter born to a Cuban father and Peruvian mother said "a lot of the Latin community might be upset at me." Masvidal had the New York crowd on his side at an open workout this week at MSG. Masvidal is coming off the fastest knockout in UFC history, needing all of five seconds to take out Ben Askren in July at UFC 239. He took the workout stage and put UFC officials on edge when he selected random fans to come up from the audience and spar (body shots, only). Broadcaster Megan Olivi consoled one young boy plucked from the crowd who was seemingly panicked he would have to fight. The kid just wanted to meet Masvidal, not lace 'em up. No worries, the 34-year-old Masvidal hopped down and walked the roped off area snapping selfies with fans screaming his name. He also had the crowd going nuts when he told them, "I'm going to answer some questions from you, not the media." Huh, hating on the media. Sounds familiar. Same with his dose of braggadocio. "I put an end to a lot of guys never been knocked down, never been stopped," Masvidal said. There was brief pause in the hype for the fight. Diaz, who split two tremendously entertaining matchups with Conor McGregor in 2016, has become one of UFC's most popular personalities without ever winning a championship. The weed-smoking anti-hero stunned fight fans last week when he tweeted he would drop out of the fight in the wake of adverse findings by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in a pre-fight drug test taken earlier this month. Diaz insisted he was as clean as a fighter put USADA on a foul-mouth blast and refused to fight until he was publicly cleared. Your all on steroids not me pic.twitter.com/ykrZmRIoPS — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 24, 2019 "I'm not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight," Diaz tweeted in about the only sentence in a lengthy statement without multiple swear words. "That's cheating." It's that renegade spirit that helped skyrocket Diaz's popularity and why UFC's 500th show should come with a parental advisory stamp for any fan who wants to fork over their PPV cash......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2019

Summary-execution probe findings rejected

Summary-execution probe findings rejected.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

Summary-execution probe findings rejected

Summary-execution probe findings rejected.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

Mines chamber doubts DENR will come up with fair audit findings

Miners doubt that the government will come up with fair audit results that will be announced next week after engaging anti-mining civil society organizations (CSO) in evaluating the operations of mining companies......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Abanse Negrense A asserts PSL dominance

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato of Abanse Negrense A had their eyes on the prize the moment they agreed to join the 2021 Gatorade-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the Subic Sands Court here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago