De Lima dares Duterte: Let Robredo take over

first_img“Niloko mo ang mga tao na six months solve lahat ng problema. Ngayon hinahamon mo si VP Leni na gawin ang hindi mo nagawa?” says Sen. Leila de Lima in a statement on Thursday. ABS-CBN NEWS “Duterte must first relinquish his post entirely to VP Robredo, who will then be Acting President throughout the overacting phase of Duterte’s spoiled brat persona, and not only take over law enforcement functions,” the opposition senator said. According to the opposition senator, that is the only “manly way” for Duterte to stay true to his challenge for Robredo to takeover his drug war. “Follow the Constitution. Transmit to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives your written declaration that you are unable to discharge the powers and duties of your office and let VP (Vice President) Robredo take over,” De Lima said. De Lima added: “Niloko mo ang mga tao na six months solve lahat ng problema. Ngayon hinahamon mo si VP Leni na gawin ang hindi mo nagawa? Sino ba ang nangako sa taumbayan na ayusin ang Pilipinas sa loob ng anim na buwan?” De Lima also said that Duterte have once again resorted to attacking Robredo as he “cannot admit that he miserably failed the millions of Filipino people who believed in his fake promise to rid the country of illegal drugs in six months.” In a statement, De Lima said that Duterte should write a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives officially declaring himself as unable to discharge his functions as the President. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, meanwhile, laughed off the latest tirades of De Lima, who was detained for allegedly allowing the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons during her time as Department of Justice secretary. “You failed. And now you mock VP Robredo when you were the one who bragged everything is solvable with the six month Duterte formula of wishing that things would just fix themselves by the sheer power of your stupid jokes and equally idiotic ramblings,” she said. MANILA – Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to let Vice President Leni Robredo take over from his official functions as Chief Executive. “De Lima must be hallucinating. Could be the result of incarceration. I pity her. I’m praying for her health,” Panelo said in a text message to the media on Thursday./PNlast_img read more

‘No concrete plan’ | Duterte late-night report hit for lack of details

first_imgSen. Risa Hontiveros said the President“should act with a sense of urgency” following the stimulus law that gave himspecial powers to address the contagion. Gabriela Women’s Partylist echoedHontiveros’ concerns, saying it was better if Duterte mentioned the names offallen health workers instead of “oligarchs and corporation who are justsharing crumbs from their profit.” In his televised public address late Monday night, more than seven hours past the 4 p.m. tentative schedule, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government has set aside P200 billion for those affected by the enhanced community quarantine. ABS-CBN NEWS “After almost eight hours of delay, thepublic was presented with neither a sound assessment nor a concrete plan toaddress the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 crisis,” Hontiveros said in astatement. The country’s hospitals continue tosuffer from a lack of PPEs as the supply of medical equipment plungedworldwide, while at least 12 doctors have died fighting in the frontlinesagainst the respiratory illness. (ABS-CBNNews) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s televisedreport released late Monday was “lacking” in details on mass testing andfinancial aid for Filipinos reeling from the effect of the coronavirus pandemic,a senator said Tuesday. “What are the steps being taken by thegovernment to enhance our capacity for mass testing? How do we ensure thatthere are enough personal protective equipment [PPE] in every hospital? How dowe get the cash assistance to the most vulnerable as soon as possible? So far,the President provided no clear answers to these questions. It is alarming.” “How could the President miss this verycritical lens at this crucial time? Bakitsasabihing swerte sila sa kanilang pagkamatay gayong dapat na manatili silangbuhay nang makapagpatuloy sa paglilingkod sa bayan?” it added. “It is very inappropriate for Duterte toromanticize the death of our health workers under current circumstances as somestroke of luck. In fact he should be alarmed: We are losing those who aresupposed to save lives,” it said.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgRavens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year dealUNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won’t have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now he’s headed back to Los Angeles. Baltimore reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Rams free agent last week but the deal was never sealed in part because Brockers could not take a physical at the team’s training facility due to restrictions by the NFL regarding the coronavirus.The Ravens had concerns over a lingering ankle sprain after Brockers had a physical administered by two independent doctors. Baltimore and Brockers ultimately failed to reach an agreement on an amended contract.In other NFL news:— The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He played 14 games last season for the Super Bowl champions, making seven starts. He had two sacks. — People familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball players have agreed to a deal that would preserve service time if the season is canceled because of the coronavirus. The agreement between MLB and the union gives management the right to cut the amateur draft in both 2020 and 2021. The person said management will advance $170 million to players in two stages. Opening day originally was to have been yesterday but has been pushed back to mid-May at the earliest because of the virus pandemic.— The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club. Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit. The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers.— The Russian anti-doping agency is suspending all tests for 10 days in response to measures implemented by the government to fight the coronavirus. The move comes after President Vladimir Putin told Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home next week. Tests stopped today and will resume on April 6.— Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), his wife and their foundation are donating 1 million euros, about $1.1 million, to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment for hospitals in Serbia. Djokovic says his foundation’s staff “will be monitoring everything” to get the equipment in place.NFL-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAthletes who qualified for Tokyo Games are in for 2021UNDATED (AP) — There’s good news for all those who have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics: You’re in for 2021. Associated Press — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week. Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Other Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative.— ESPN NBA broadcaster Doris Burke has tested positive for the coronavirus. Burke made the announcement Friday on an ESPN podcast. Burke says she started feeling extreme fatigue on March 11, the day the NBA was shut down once it was learned that Utah center Rudy Gobert had tested positive. Burke was assigned the Denver-Dallas game on that date and fought through her symptoms to work that night. She said she had a three-day period of such deep fatigue that she couldn’t remain out of bed for more than five minutes at a time. She was eventually tested and received the results on Wednesday.  — Santa Anita has stopped live racing because of the coronavirus after receiving instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to run eight races when the cancellation was announced. It’s not immediately known when racing will be allowed to resume. The Santa Anita Derby won’t be run on April 4 as scheduled. It’s the major West Coast prep for the Kentucky Derby, which itself has been pushed back from May 2 to Sept. 5.— Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar’s inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during the coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a halt. IndyCar’s first race is Saturday and Johnson is the 26th driver to enter.— Commissioner Roger Goodell has told NFL teams that the draft will go on as originally scheduled next month. In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell said the draft will still take place April 23-25, but will be scaled down and “televised in a way that reflects current conditions.” It was originally planned as a big outdoor production in Las Vegas, but those plans were scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams were told to plan “to conduct draft operations in a location outside of your facility, with a limited number of people present, and with sufficient technology resources to allow you to communicate internally, with other clubs, and with draft headquarters.” The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Hammonds averaged 12.9 points while leading the Bulldogs with 7.4 rebounds per game. He was second on the team in scoring, behind freshman Anthony Edwards, who also has entered the draft.While Edwards could be the top pick in the draft, Hammonds’ draft outlook is far less certain. When announcing his plans on his Twitter account on Friday, Hammonds said he is protecting his option to return for his senior season.DAVIS LOVE-HOUSE FIREHouse of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fireST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia home of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III has been destroyed by fire. Love, a former PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain, is one of the most prominent figures at Sea Island. It’s part of the “Golden Isles” about 40 miles north of the Florida state line. Love runs a PGA Tour event at Sea Island Golf Club, and the area is home to several PGA Tour players.Glynn County Fire Chief R.K. Jordan says the emergency call was placed from the horse barn at Love’s house at 5:18 a.m. Friday and fire units were on the scene in five minutes. He said the Fire Department deployed 16 firefighters for the two-story home that was fully engulfed. Jordan said the caller reported the fire started in the garage, though that’s under investigation.No one from Love’s family was injured.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 27, 2020 — The Minnesota Vikings re-signed two more of their own free agents, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones. Abdullah has been the primary kickoff returner since being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions in 2018. He also carved out a niche on coverage units last season. Abdullah had 203 yards from scrimmage with one receiving touchdown in a reserve role. Jones joined the Vikings in a trade with the New York Giants in 2018. He’s the second backup offensive lineman to re-up with the team this spring, joining tackle Rashod Hill.— Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 61. The Longhorns announced that Tausch died Wednesday night at his home in Plano, Texas. His older brother, Gary Tausch, told San Antonio TV station KENS that the death was “sudden.” Tausch was a second-round draft pick by the Vikings in 1982, playing seven seasons for them. He was their starting right guard for five years, until joining the 49ers in 1989 in what was his final NFL season. It ended with a Super Bowl ring.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGIA-HAMMONDS-NBAGeorgia’s Hammonds entering NBA draft, protects eligibilityATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia junior forward Rayshaun Hammonds says he is entering the NBA draft while protecting his college eligibility. Update on the latest sports Olympic officials have confirmed that the 6,200 or so athletes who had already punched their ticket for Tokyo will keep their spots for the rescheduled games next year. It resolves one of the key questions for marathoners, open-water swimmers and hundreds of other athletes whose qualifying process came early in the 2020 sports calendar, before the coronavirus started shutting down sports across the globe.Still to be determined is how the rest of the spots at the rescheduled games will be allocated. Typically, the individual sports determine their qualifying procedures.The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday there are plenty of options for rescheduling next year’s world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but at the moment they all depend on the IOC.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to provide another year of eligibility to spring sport athletes. That includes sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse. Those players had their seasons wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. Providing similar relief to winter sport athletes, such as basketball and hockey players and wrestlers, will also be considered. There does not appear to be support for that.last_img read more

Syracuse holds possession in final minutes to secure 13-10 win over Penn in NCAA tournament 2nd-round game

first_imgAs an Orange clear found Taylor Gait, her father called her over with under eight minutes left in the game. SU head coach Gary Gait talked to his daughter as play continued, walking down the sideline with her, separated only by the white out-of-bounds line.“Take a swing, miss and hit the coach,” one fan yelled to a Pennsylvania player as the move drew the displeasure of the Quakers’ fans.But with 7:30 left in the game, Penn had been run ragged. It played a wire-to-wire, overtime game against Albany on Friday and mustered all it had to pester SU.But the Orange players held the ball and the game in their sticks.“It’s hard to take the ball away from a team that has very good stick work and it’s frustrating,” Penn head coach Karin Corbett said. “You’re tired. We don’t have a lot of subs. We don’t have a ton of depth and your kids have been playing hard.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 4-seeded SU (15-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) burned the final minutes off the clock, sidestepping a Pennsylvania (14-5, 6-1 Ivy) comeback attempt to preserve its 13-10 win. The Orange earned a rematch with Loyola (17-4, 8-0 Patriot) — who beat Syracuse 9-8 on May 2 — in the third round of the NCAA tournament.In the game’s final stretch, the Orange staved off shots and near misses by Penn while still managing to end the game holding the ball with a win in hand for just the fifth time since conference play started.“I thought we did a great job,” Gary Gait said, “especially when we took our five minutes off the clock and scored.“It shortened the game and it gave us a great opportunity to finish it the way we did.”SU held the ball from the time goalie Kelsey Richardson made a save with 8:48 left in the game until attack Kayla Treanor buried the dagger, a shot she unfurled while curling around the crease with 3:32 left in the game.Penn had its fair share of chances. Attack Tory Bensen and Emily Rogers-Healion rang two shots off the crossbar 25 seconds apart with just under 16 minutes left in the game. After Treanor’s goal, Penn won the ensuing draw, but Richardson made another save, drawing “Kel-sey Richardson” chants from the bench and stands.Penn intercepted a Kailah Kempney flip pass with 1:10 left, but sent a shot high on the other end. SU midfielder Gabby Jaquith ran with the ball in her stick as the final seconds ticked off.The Orange has found itself on the other side of teams holding the ball this season, prompting both Gary Gait and Richardson to lament the lack of a shot clock or stall warning before.“My whole college career has been defined by that thing,” Richardson said of the lack of a stall warning after a 10-7 March 7 loss to Maryland. “And so it sucks losing to them and by that many, and we were right there and it came to that and them just standing out.”But as SU was able to hold the ball for most of the last nine minutes, the seconds bled away just like any chance the Quakers would have to win the game.This time the Orange ended the game with the ball in its sticks and this time the Orange moved on.“It was great,” Richardson said. “We always like to be on the opposite end of that where we get to hold the ball instead of trying to chase the ball away from teams.” Comments Published on May 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Liverpool come out on top of weekend action

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s side ran out 1-nil winners over Swansea at Anfield, courtesy of a James Milner Penalty.Arsenal could only manage a 1-all draw with Norwich at Carrow Road.Arsene Wenger was also dealt a major blow as Alexis Sanchez was taken off in the first half with a hamstring injury.  It finished scoreless between Tottenham and Chelsea in the midday kick off, stretching Spurs unbeaten run in the league to 13 games.last_img

Mr Green’s Enda Gaffney: Sportsbook 2.0 sets the tone for innovation and improved UX #boscon2017

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment March 31, 2020 Share Submit Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Enda Gaffney from Mr Green, part of the ‘Head of Sportsbook‘ session at this week’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017 and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months.SBC: Why is it important for you to speak at Betting on Sports?EG: There has been a recent lack of innovation in the industry and the UX of major Sportsbook brands is starting to alarmingly look the same. Online consumers expect more in 2017 and we’ve sought to deliver this with our Sportsbook 2.0 product – a new and improved experience designed to engage and entertain our players.Using content from BettorLogic, we’ve set out to provide meaning to the odds that are available on our site. Also with providing entertainment a key cornerstone, we’ve created new experiences around Live Tennis betting and Football Combi’s. Initial reaction from our players has been very positive and over the next year we will continue to innovate and provide our players with a different experience.SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports?EG: Betting on Sports has become one of the must go to events in the industry and the various speaker sessions can be a hotbed of expert insight and innovation. Once again, this year has some great panels with some great topics of discussion lined up covering different aspects of the industry.The conference was well attended last year and the networking events provide a great opportunity to meet other executives, suppliers, affiliates and other key industry people. Not many of these events take place throughout the year so it’s important to attend.SBC: Where can betting work together more closely with sport?EG: Data is always a key area. In the last number of years, some sports have really embraced working with the industry on the data front which has benefited the consumer via high quality content, ultimately leading to greater engagement and betting turnover.Some sports have an opportunity to be optimized further to provide even greater engagement whilst other sports have yet to really engage in working with the industry. Online consumers today demand great content that is relevant to their spending behaviour and that is something that we’ve looked to focus on with our new Sportsbook 2.0.SBC: What sports betting partnership has stood out in the past 12 months?EG: I like what Sky Bet has done with their making ‘Betting Better’ campaign. Their mission is to improve all aspects of their service to their customers and they do a good job of making that a reality. Price Boosts, Cash Out, RequestABet etc. Everything is supported by great creative and promotions which they showcase across many high traffic platforms such as Sky Sports.From planning to execution, the campaign looks to be a winner. Another campaign of note is BetVictor’s partnership with Liverpool as their Training Kit Partner of the Club. They’ve done an excellent job at ensuring maximum brand exposure in press conferences and post-match interviews.SBC: Describe your perfect sporting eventEG: US Golf Masters – being able to watch live via mobile any of the 18 holes and any of the pairings over the 4 days. If such live pictures were available, then I’m sure that plenty of Sportsbooks would offer a more comprehensive live betting offering throughout the tournament.Unfortunately, this is something that has yet to happen and could be quite a while away as I don’t feel Golf Tournament organizers have truly embraced the potential of their data and content.last_img read more

#FIFAWorldCup Qatar 2022 qualifiers: Road to FIFA World Cup starts for African countries

first_imgThe race for a place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is set to start for 28 nations in the first round of qualifies for African countries.The draw will be for 28 countries who are lowly ranked on the African continent.The teams involved in the first round of qualification are Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sao Tome, Chad, South Sudan, Seychelles, Gambia, Mauritius, Liberia, Ethiopia, Botswana, Lesotho, Comoros, Eswatini, Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Togo, Angola, Malawi, Guinea Bissau, Namibia, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.The 14 winners from the first round will face the 26 exempted countries in the second round of qualifiers.The forty teams will then be split into ten groups of four for the next qualifying round.The ten winners of those groups will then be drawn against each other in home-and-away fixtures, with the five victors advancing to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.Here is the result of the first round of the draw for African countries to book their place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.Ethiopia🆚LesothoSomalia🆚ZimbabweEritrea🆚NamibiaBurundi🆚TanzaniaDjibouti🆚eSwatiniBotswana🆚MalawiGambia🆚AngolaLiberia🆚Sierra LeoneMauritius🆚MozambiqueSao Tome e Principe🆚Guinea-BissauSouth Sudan🆚Equatorial GuineaComoros🆚TogoChad🆚SudanSeychelles🆚Rwanda (2/2)The winners from this round will be paired with the likes of Nigeria (33rd), newly-crowned African champions, Algeria (40th), Morocco (41st), Egypt (49th), Cameroun (53rd), DR Congo (56th) and Cote d’Ivoire (57th), Mali (59th) as well as Ghana, South Africa among others who complete the list of the 26 exempted countries.last_img read more

VIDEO: Dorcus Inzikuru rules NSSF Run

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp VIDEO: Dorcus Inzikuru is back. At least that is what it looked like when the former steeplechase champion dominated the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 hills run today morning. Hundreds took to the 7 hills of Uganda to run and raise money to improve education conditions for the children of Kampala.last_img

Terra Energy golf tournament donates to Big Brothers and Big Sisters

first_imgPhoto:  Left to Right Blair Scott Terra Energy, Danielle Armstrong Executive Director of BBBS, Adam Reaburn President of BBBS and Tim Beatty Vice President of Drilling at Terra Energy.  The final amount ballooned to over $16,000 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John. Terra Energy held their annual golf tournament at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club Friday June 26th. This is the second year that Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John have benefited from the tournament. This year companies that participated in the tournament donated over $8,000 and Terra Energy matched every penny to bring the total to over $16,000.- Advertisement -Over the last two years Terra Energy has donated over $38,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John.last_img