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‘Koko’ faces complaint over quarantine breach

first_imgMANILA – A lawyer has filed a complaint against Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III for allegedly violating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine protocols. “He blatantly violated laws, which put the lives and health of frontliners and even ordinary citizens at grave risk. I hope the DOJ will swiftly act and pursue legal actions against Senator Koko Pimentel,” he said. “As a lawyer and advocate of the rule of law, I cannot in good conscience allow the reckless actions of Senator Koko Pimentel to be brushed aside so easily,” the lawyer added. Pimentel, who was tested positive for COVID-19,  earned flak for visiting the Makati Medical Center on March 24 to accompany his wife Kathryna who was about to give birth. Pimentel was supposed to be under strict home quarantine after his exposure to positive cases. Aside from his hospital visit, it was revealed that Pimentel also went to S&R supermarket during his quarantine./PN Prohibited acts under this law are punishable by a fine of P20,000 to P50,000 and/or one to six months of imprisonment. “We are one with the Filipino people in condemning negligent and reckless acts which expose the public, especially our health workers to unnecessary risks,” Quicho said in a Facebook post. Former University of Makati law dean Rico Quicho 9 (right) is accusing Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III of ‘blatantly’ violating laws and putting Filipinos’ lives in danger. ABS-CBN NEWS Lawyer Rico Quicho said he emailed a letter of complaint to the Department of Justice against Pimentel on Monday “detailing the clear facts and circumstances that establish his direct violation of RA No. 11332 and its implementing rules and other DOH regulations.” Republic Act 11332 prohibits the “non-cooperation of persons or entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern,” and the “non-cooperation of persons who have been identified as having the notifiable disease, or those affected by the health event of public concern.” Quicho, who is a former University of Makati law dean, added that the petition on change.org seeking to charge Pimentel and remove him from the Senate has garnered 200,000 online signatures.last_img read more

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Means hopes to improve Title IX office

first_imgGretchen Means began her tenure Tuesday as USC’s newly appointed Title IX Coordinator and executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, where she said she is striving to develop an impartial system that will accommodate all students.“I’d like to breed some due process and to create a system and a process in which everyone feels like they’re being fairly treated and fairly vetted and fairly heard,” Means said.Before coming to USC, Means formerly served as the sexual assault and complex litigation highly qualified expert for the western branch of the U.S. Marine Corps Legal Services Support Section. There, she worked with law enforcement and prosecutors in the region to investigate cases and bring them through the military justice process. She also developed sexual assault training and protocol for the Corps.“I saw there was a pretty distinct similarity between what had been happening with the Marine Corps or the DOD [Department of Defense], all the military — the scrutiny that had been placed on them by the public and by Congress and by their constituencies — and felt there were a lot of parallels with colleges and what was happening in higher education,” Means said. “I felt that I could lend what I had learned and my particular expertise to the emergent challenges in the field.”Means earned her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1999, graduating cum laude. She worked in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for 13 years, starting in 2000, before being recruited to work with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2013.For seven and a half years of her time in the District Attorney’s office, she prosecuted sexual assault, human trafficking and sex-based homicides as part of the Sex Crimes Unit. She also established new methods of prosecuting gang pimping and participated in federal and state task forces to combat criminal sexual exploitation.Means described how she plans to bring her experience with sexual assault prosecution to practice at USC when dealing with a wide spectrum of sexual assault and harassment cases, as well as when working with protected classes.“I hope to be able to lend my expertise into negotiating those types of cases and the evidentiary cases, as well as building a system that works for all parties, for all students, whether they come here as a respondent or with a complaint,” Means said.last_img read more

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C’ttee set up to handle Normalisation Committee’s special competition

first_imgA committee has been set up to handle the implementation of the Special Competition being organised by the GFA’s Normalisation Committee.The latest development follows a meeting between the Sports Ministry, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports, the Normalisation Committee and the Ghana League Clubs Association.The members of the committee are Hon. Perry Okudzeto, Madam Lucy Quist, Kurt Okraku, Randy Abbey, Kudjoe Fianoo and Alex Asante.The Special Competition was cancelled by the Normalisation Committee following what it described as “sabotage” on the part of the Premier League clubs.The competition was to engage Ghana Premier League and Division One League clubs in some competition following the freeze on local football after the airing of the Anas “Number 12” documentary in June 2018.A statement from the Sports Ministry said that a date for the start of the competition would soon be announced.Members of the committee for the Special Competition will meet on Thursday for the first time to begin work on the way forward for the competition. –By: Citi Sportslast_img read more

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#Donkomi: Egypt’s Mahmoud Trezeguet signs for Aston Villa

first_imgPremier League new boys, Aston Villa have announced the signing of Egyptian Mahmoud Hassan for an undisclosed fee.The Egyptian winger is also known as Trezeguet signs for Villa from the Turkish club, Kasimpasa.The 24-year-old started his career from Al Ahly in Egypt before moving to Anderlecht in Belgium.Mahmoud Hassan becomes the ninth signing of Aston Villa.Following two impressive seasons at Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Liga where he scored 25 goals and provided 18 assists in 71 games, he attracted a lot of top clubs but opted to sign for the Premier League newly promoted club.The likes of Sampdoria, Saint- Etienne, and Watford all showed interest in the winger.He will be playing alongside compatriot, Ahmed Elmohamady who helped the club gain promotion from the Championship.last_img read more

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Young BiH football players won the tournament in Umag

first_imgBiH women U-16 football team won the first place at the International UEFA Development Tournament which was held in Umag.BiH football players defeated today Croatia with 2:0 with goals of Esmeralda Mujkić and finished the tournament with three victories in three matchesIn the first match, BiH defeated Montenegro with 7:1, in the second Macedonia with 4:1.last_img

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CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE OVERHAULS ACCLIMATE LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP BY ONE LENGTH

first_imgCLEOPATRA’S STRIKE OVERHAULS ACCLIMATE LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP BY ONE LENGTH; TRAINED BY D’AMATO & RIDDEN BY CEDILLO, SMART STRIKE GELDING GET 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:58.22      ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2019)–Ontario Canadian-bred Smart Strike stalked the early pace set by Acclimate and overhauled his well-fancied stablemate late to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship by one length, providing former Northern California kingpin Abel Cedillo with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win.  One of three Phil D’Amato-trained horses in the John Henry, Cleopatra’s Strike got a mile and one quarter on turf in 1:58.22.Fourth at the rail, about five lengths off the lead as the horses crossed the wire for the first time, Cleopatra’s Strike, who had been based at Woodbine Racecourse in Toronto prior to making his first start for D’Amato two starts back here on Jan. 5, angled off the rail at the quarter pole, headed Acclimation a sixteenth out and in furious final drive, won going away.“Phil told me to ‘make sure to keep him off the pace,’” said Cedillo.  “If he was going to stay with Acclimate (who was ridden by Victor Espinoza), it was going to go bad.  I knew if I could keep him on the bit, he was going to come home. I got a perfect trip. I was just sitting inside and everybody got tired and I just went.  I tried to go with Victor (at that point), because I know that horse is tough on the lead.”Most recently a close second in a second condition turf allowance going 1 1/8 miles at Del Mar Sept. 2, Cleopatra’s Strike, a 6-year-old Smart Strike gelding, was off at 9-1 in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up and paid $20.60, $8.60 and $4.60.“I was confident in his ability, I just didn’t know what his distance limitation may or may not be,” said D’Amato, who in addition to the one-two finishers, saddled longshot Ya Gotta Wanna, who finished seventh. “He trained like a horse that could go a mile and a quarter and Abel rode him to perfection.”Owned by Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig, Cleopatra’s Strike registered his first stakes win and picked up $120,000 for the victory, boosting his earnings to $376,844 while improving his overall mark to 25-4-9-2.Acclimate, a 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Acclamation, came off a gate to wire score in the Grade II Del Mar Handicap Aug. 17 and ran another huge race on the lead today.  Off as the 5-2 second choice, he paid $5.00 and $3.20 while running second by three quarters of a length.Richard Mandella’s United, the 2-1 favorite, checked in third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Oscar Dominguez. Off as the 2-1 favorite with Flavien Prat, United paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.79, 46.05, 1:09.75 and 1:34.28.last_img read more

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Barcelona plays its scoring hegemony in the League

first_imgThis Sunday at the Bernabéu will live the Classic number 244 of history. Some parties that have as main attraction your most absolute equality, as evidenced by the fact that Barcelona adds a total of 96 victories by 95 of Real Madrid, apart from 52 draws, throwing a total of 243 matches.Barcelona has in its hands the possibility of putting a little more land in the middle and adding the win number 97 -They have been four consecutive at the Bernabéu-, while Real Madrid could match their numbers with the Blaugrana club, counting their 96 win, and thus put the swords on high.But the equality between the two is such that until they only surpass a goal in the history of the League. After the win on the last day against Eibar (5-0), Barcelona reached 6,151 goals, beating Real Madrid (6,150), which lost to Levante (1-0). Barcelona has needed almost five decades to get ahead of Real Madrid in these statistics. There’s no doubt the emergence of Leo Messi has been fundamental to reach this spectacular ‘sorpasso’. And it is that when the Argentine debuted at Barça in 2003, Madrid were 71 goals ahead of the Blaugrana. So, in these seventeen years they have scored 72 goals more than the whites in the League.Rivalry is also on high if we refer to goals scored in the Classics, as Real Madrid adds 403 to 399 of Barcelona. That means that the first one to score on the Blaugrana side will have the honor of putting his name in golden letters of the club’s history by signing goal 400, as did César Rodriguez (100) in his day in 1952, Bernd Schuster ( 200) in 1980 and Luis Enrique (300) in 2000.And to confirm that equality is the absolute protagonist of the clashes between Barça and Real Madrid, it is only possible to add that both teams add 72 victories in the duels played in the league championship.last_img read more

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Abadiano clutch as NU ousts San Beda to return to NBTC finals

first_imgNU Bullpups vs San Beda Red Cubs in NBTC Final Four. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gerry Abadiano came through in the clutch to send National University of National University to the championship round after a tight 91-90 win over San Beda in the Fearless 4 of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.With the scores tied at 89, Abadiano pulled up from the right elbow after pushing off Arturo Oliva and shooting over Zachary Estacio for the clutch jumper with 2.0 seconds left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief NU’s one-point was its closest victory after winning its first three games with an average margin of 59.7 points.Waiting for NU in the championship round is La Salle Greenhills, which took down Far Eastern University-Diliman 87-77 in the other semifinal matchup.Joshua David had 21 points and six rebounds for the Greenies while Christian Palencia and Ladis Lepalam had 17 and 13 points, respectively.RJ Abarrientos led the Baby Tamaraws with 38 points.ADVERTISEMENT Ichiro Suzuki walks off into history in ‘sayonara’ at Tokyo Dome Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Estacio had a chance to be the hero for the Red Cubs when Terrence Fortea sent him to the line with no time left on the clock, but he missed his first free throw allowing NU to escape with the win.NU held a 26-point lead, 61-35, late in the first half but San Beda pushed back and took a 85-84 lead after Estacio’s layup with 2:10 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAbadiano finished with 23 points and four steals for NU while Cyril Gonzales and Terrence Fortea had 18 points apiece.Rhayyan Amsali had 26 points to lead the Red Cubs. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

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PSC calls out Govt on underfunding of security sector

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has expressed its grave concern at Government’s underfunding of the various law enforcement agencies.This was related to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan during a meeting with a delegation from the PSC. The engagement saw a range of issues affecting the nation’s prison system being discussed and solutions sought to some of the challenges facing the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) in particular.Among those issues addressed were the lack of adequate transportation; the general conditions under which prisoners are being held, especially at the Lusignan Prison since the fire at the Georgetown Prison and the threat posed to prison warders as a result of these conditions; and the lack of smoke detectors which would serve to provide early warning of any fires at the various prisons.The PSC delegation, led by its Chairman Desmond Sears, commended the Public Security Ministry for recent improvements which have been made within the prison system with regard to the supply of water and the upgraded road leading to the Lusignan Prison.However, it did register concerns at the underfunding of the Police, prison and fire services.Nevertheless, on the issue of the lack of transportation, Chairman of the PSC’s Governance Sub-committee, Captain Gerald Gouveia, indicated that since the fire at the Camp Street Prison there is no kitchen facility there and as such, food has to be transported daily from Lusignan.“I am advised that quite often the food arrives hours late and in some cases is spoilt when it gets to Georgetown,” Gouveia said during the meeting. He also drew attention to the lack of transportation at the New Amsterdam Prisons which affected the timely movement of prisoners to the court and for medical attention.To this end, the PSC recommended that some of the buses currently at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Camp Ayanganna headquarters should be reassigned to the Guyana Prison Service to alleviate the critical logistics problems which it faces.However, Minister Ramjattan pointed to a number of constraints which his Ministry faces as well as identified a menu of initiatives upon which it has embarked in an effort to resolve some of the issues.Following the meeting, the PSC dispatched a letter to the Minister documenting its concerns along with its recommendations.last_img read more

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Bandits rob electronics store near Albion Police Station

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelBandits on Thursday morning broke into an electronics store situated a few buildings away from the Albion Police Station in Berbice, stealing several items valued at $1.9 million, including five speakers, ten amplifiers, two laptop computers, one inverter, one car battery, a surveillance camera set and $68,000 in cash.One of the suspected bandits is now in custody after Police retrieved the getaway car and some of the stolen articles.Robbed: The electronics store situated a few buildings away from the Albion Police Station in BerbiceAccording to reports, about 02:30h on Thursday morning, a constable who was on duty at the Albion Police Station observed a male fetching a bulky box from Andrew’s Stationery, Computers and Car Audio, towards a parked burgundy motor car.He walked over and the man dropped the box and ran off into the village. The car then drove off. The officer made contact with the Rose Hall Police Outpost and shortly afterwards, the car was discovered abandoned at Rose Hall Town Reef. It had crashed.  At the time of the discovery, a 12-volt battery and an inverter were found in the car, which was taken to the Albion Police Station and impounded.Jailall Motilall, 59, the owner of the store, was contacted and confirmed that his store was broken into and articles, including those recovered, were stolen.In custody: Freddie Butler, 37An hour later at the Whim Police Station, a man walked in and said his car was hijacked.However, Police Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam told this newspaper that the man – who gave his name as Freddie Butler, aged 37 years old of 367 Section B, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, told the Police that he was hired in Georgetown to transport someone to Berbice, and on the Corentyne the car was taken from him. He said he was taken to a cemetery and thrown out of the car.Police retrieved the getaway car and some of the stolen articlesPolice later went to the place where he claimed he was thrown out of the car and also contacted the Berbice River Bridge to verify the time of crossing and to confirm his story. According to Assistant Commissioner Amsterdam, his story did not match up.Butler was taken into custody.Meanwhile, a store official said that surveillance footage was also removed from the store.The investigation continues.last_img read more

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