SC orders Palace to comment on anti-terror law petitions

first_imgSuspected persons can be detained for 14 days without a warrant of arrest with an allowable 10-day extension. A 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists can also be conducted by the police or the military, with an allowable 30-day extension./PN “Sapat-sapat po ang remedyo, nandiyan na po iyan bagamat may bagong batas, lahat po iyang mga writs na ginawa po ng ating Korte Suprema at nasa ating Saligang Batas ay patuloy pa rin pong magagamit,” he added. MANILA – The Supreme Court has ordered respondents – in this case, the Malacanang Palace – to submit a comment on the petitions questioning the constitutionality of the newly-signed Anti-Terrorism Law. “Siguro, I will phrase it differently. Terrorists, beware of the anti-terror law. Iyong mga hindi naman po mga terorista, huwag po kayong mag-alala, sapat-sapat po ang mga safeguards sa batas mismo at sa ating umiiral na rules of court para pangalagaan po ang karapatan ng kalayaan at karapatang mabuhay,” Roque said. Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the newly-signed anti-terrorism law was created to curb the terrorists and it does not include those who were criticizing the government. Under the law, persons who shall threaten to commit terrorism, and those who will propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer imprisonment of 12 years. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were four petitions filed before the Supreme Court against the Anti-Terrorism Law. The High Court justices have decided to consolidate the said petitions. “Kapag sinabi po ng leader ng Abu Sayyaf, pugutan ng ulo ang mga Kristiyano, iyan po ay ehemplo ng inciting to terrorism,” he added. There should have “clear and present danger” before a person can be arrested and detained for inciting terrorism, according to Roque. Roque said not all remarks are actionable because jurisprudence on free speech should also be applied and if the threats were made by an individual with no involvement with any terrorist group, there would be no clear and present danger to deter. During its en banc session, the High Court justices tasked Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to answer the temporary restraining order of the petitioners to stop the implementation of the measure. “Hindi naman po lahat ng salita ay actionable, kinakailangan ang nagsasalita ay may kapangyarihan na bigyan ng riyalidad iyong kaniyang sinasabi ‘no,” the Palace spokesperson said. Dean Mel Sta. Maria of the Far Eastern University on Monday, July 6, 2020 leads the filing of yet another petition against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the Supreme Court. Joined by six other FEU professors, Sta. Maria is asking the high court to issue a temporary restraining order preventing the implementation of several provisions of the controversial new law. TINA PANGANIBAN-PEREZ/GMA NEWSlast_img read more

Real Madrid remain football’s most valuable club

first_imgReal Madrid remain the most valuable club in world football as they have increased their value by eight percent in the last year. Loading… As outlined on the front page of Friday’s edition of Diario AS, Los Blancos now have a value of €3,478m – an increase from last year’s valuation. Barcelona – whose value is measured at €3,193m – are third on the list behind Manchester United, with the valuation of the English club not outlined by the newspaper’s front cover.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img There is a significant drop to the next most valuable club on the list – Atletico de Madrid rank 13th globally with a value of €1,197m while Valencia are the only other La Liga club in the top 32 listing, with their €408m valuation placing them in 25th position. The top three are well established as the sport’s most valuable clubs ahead of German giants Bayern Munich, with five more English clubs among the top 10, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain usually fighting to complete the rankings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Messi expresses heartbreak over Copa America postponementlast_img read more

Edward D. “Ed” Hudson

first_imgEdward D. “Ed” Hudson, 57, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday March 22, 2020 in Rising Sun, Indiana.He was born January 31, 1963 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Robert Hudson and the late Ida (Roy) Hudson.Ed worked for Alternative Plastics for 14 years. He was a member of Aurora VFW Men’s Auxiliary #5312 .Ed loved to fish and he enjoyed going 4-wheeling. Ed was a big rock & roll music lover.Edward is survived by his father, Robert Hudson; step-daughter, Kaye Fischer of Goreman, TX; sister, Melissa Ashcraft of Aurora, IN; brothers, twin, Ted (Barbara) Hudson of Aurora, IN, Robert Hudson of Harrison, OH, Marvin (Sylvia Thomas) Hudson of Aurora, IN, Michael Hudson of Lawrenceburg, IN, Dave (Susan) Hudson of Aurora, IN.He was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Marie Hudson.A private family visitation will be held.A private graveside service will be held at River View Cemetery, with interment to follow.Contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. If interested, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Cresswell set for Hammers move

first_img The 24-year-old left-back joins the Hammers as manager Sam Allardyce looks to further boost his defensive options, with a move for Norwich’s Martin Olsson now believed to be dead in the water. A statement issued through West Ham’s official Twitter account: “We are delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated left-back Aaron Cresswell on a five-year deal from Ipswich Town.” West Ham have signed of defender Aaron Cresswell from Ipswich on a five-year contract. Cresswell impressed in recent years at Portman Road, missing just four league games over the course of the last two seasons for the Sky Bet Championship club. Having started his career at Tranmere, Cresswell moved to Ipswich in 2011 and after completing his move to West Ham he will experience Barclays Premier League football for the first time in his career. The news comes on the day West Ham’s current crop returned for pre-season training, where Allardyce posed for pictures with his two summer recruits to date – striker Mauro Zarate and defensive midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. Having finished 13th in the league last season, Allardyce has been assured of his position by club owners David Sullivan and David Gold after a minority of Hammers fans began to vent their frustrations at the perceived negative tactics of the former Bolton and Newcastle boss. With 14 clean sheets in the Premier League, West Ham’s survival was based on a sound defensive unit but Allardyce has been keen to add to his numbers at the back, with Cresswell becoming his third addition ahead of the forthcoming campaign. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mohammedan Sporting, BSF in semis

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Mohammedan Sporting and BSF shared points as the quarter final league match in the Independence Day Cup at Nagaon which ended as 1-1 draw.In another quarter final league match in separate group OILFC defeated Minerva Punjab by a solitary goal at the same venue today. All four teams are qualified for the semis which are slated for Friday.last_img

Syracuse’s walk-ons enjoy NCAA Tournament run from separated vantage point

first_img“Hopefully on the court,” Autry Jr. said, “but probably in the stands.”They enjoyed celebrating behind the bench before joining the team outside the locker room. But they didn’t get the opportunity to shoot around on the court like veteran walk-ons Doyin Akintobe-Adeyeye, Mike Sutton and Christian White.“I probably wouldn’t be eligible,” Autry Jr. said. “We’d go get it. All five of us. We score in bunches.”It was then that Autry Jr. pointed to Feldman — the only walk-on to make a basket this season — next to him.“This kid averaged 28 points per game in high school. He doesn’t look like it.”Belbey said he’d rather Syracuse make it easy like it was in the first two rounds, than for him to be forced to enter around the eighth overtime.Autry Jr. likened the experience to where they sit in the Carrier Dome, which is on the second row of the bench. Even sitting behind the press table, though, the group of walk-ons tried to yell out to their on-court teammates when a shooter had the ball. They were useful in anyway possible.It’s still up in the air just where they’ll be watching the game on Friday. But they enjoyed the courtside seats for the first two games, and won’t complain if that’s where they are again.“It’s interesting,” Feldman said. “It’s different. But it’s still fun.” Comments Published on March 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 CHICAGO — Shaun Belbey felt a little more nervous watching Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament games in St. Louis, but it wasn’t totally because his team’s season was on the line.Belbey, along with all the other freshmen walk-ons, watched the game from the first row of the Scottrade Center because there wasn’t enough room for them on the bench.For 5-foot-10 Belbey, it was like he was watching the game as a fan, and not from his typical seat on the Orange bench.“I was kind of apart from the team a little bit,” Belbey said. “… It’s a different view, it’s a different feel. You’re with all the people watching.”The freshmen walk-on group in St. Louis consisted of Belbey, Adrian Autry Jr., Ky Feldman and Jonathan Radner. They still don’t know what’s next in terms of their seating arrangements for Chicago, where the Orange (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) face 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) at 9:40 p.m. on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse’s practice time thrown out of whack by late gameSyracuse basketball players vote for best and worst dancers on team before ‘Big Dance’ Sweet 16LIVE BLOG: Follow along during Media Day for Syracuse and Gonzaga in ChicagoSyracuse basketball predictions for Sweet 16 matchup with GonzagaFor Brad Pike, planning Syracuse’s meals requires close attention to detail Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories NCAA Tournament: On the Beat previews Syracuse-Gonzaga basketball Sweet 16 game from the United CenterSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about GonzagaBlum: Syracuse playing rest of NCAA Tournament on borrowed timeSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to handle Gonzaga’s threats and how SU can improveWhy Tyler Roberson can be a consistently dominant rebounder for Syracuselast_img read more

Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: Refreshed sports widgets to boost the betting experience

first_img Related Articles Back in 2013, data specialist STATSCORE introduced key sports widgets PrematchPro and LivematchPro to deliver pre-game insights and live match data to drive online projects and boost the shop experience for self-service betting terminal (SSBT) users.More recently, the company has worked on a “major refreshment” for these products to ensure that turnover for its partners, which includes the likes of BGT and Ladbrokes, is “riding an upward wave”. We caught up with Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE Chief Commercial Officer, to find out more.SBC: Hi Jakub. Easy one first up – what are PrematchPro and LivematchPro?JM: Long story short – these are our key sport widgets built mainly for betting online projects. The first one is aimed at delivering the pregame insights. Starting with information about an event, it moves on to the standings for any league or competition, recent results, head to head, key stats, squads and the Twitter accounts of the competitors. This combination provides all the action and news in one place. The idea behind this product is to make sure that pre-match betting is inspired and supported with the right information delivered in the right place and at the right time.LivematchPro also brings tons of valuable data but served with all the live action as games progress. The heart of this product is a live sports tracker that consists of a representation of where the event is taking place e.g. soccer pitch, race track or even ice rink. This means we can recreate all the action with a dedicated set of great visualisations, as well as tracking the ball, puck or even car where applicable. SBC: How does this ball tracking feature actually work? JM: The idea here is simple. Scouts use STATSCORE special panel to indicate where the ball actually goes. By clicking into the certain part of the pitch they not only show where the action takes place, but they also automatically generate the info about the attacks and so called dangerous attacks (those where the ball is close to the scoring zone). SBC: If you were to name just one feature (besides the ball tracking) that stands out STATSCORE widgets from the competitors, what would it be?JM: If you just want one feature, then we can go for the animations for the live incidents. We spent some time on analysing, how to replace the experience of watching the game from the stands or in TV for the final users of the live trackers. At the end of the day, if they do not remain focused and if their interest in the event they follow drops, there is a huge risk that they will stop placing bets and leave. This is certainly something we wanted to avoid, so we came up with unique set of animations for each of the 16 sports that we deliver live in LivematchPro. Whenever something important happens during a match, we can inform about it immediately with a special graphical notification. SBC: And how are they used by the clients?JM: At this stage, the majority of our partners come from the betting market. They use both PrematchPro and LivematchPro to engage more people to bet actively before the sports’ events starts and once they are in progress. Thanks to the mapping procedures on STATSCORE side, we can easily integrate our widgets with their odds no matter who the provider.We have also recognized recently a rising interest from the media sector. More sport websites tend to add live trackers to deliver their readers a better experience over the old format, which was mainly based on the pure text info about the incidents from the games. Internet is more and more all about securing an immediate intense sports’ event experience. If you do not succeed here, then your viewers move further to find what they are looking for somewhere else and they may never come back.SBC: What are the recent changes introduced for terminals?JM: A refreshment for both has been offered to make the betting shop experience even better and to help ensure that our partners’ turnover is riding an upward wave.More intuitive display was the motto behind this. First things first, a decision was made to introduce extended standings for PrematchPro. This feature allows users to see the whole table without the need for scrolling down. Head to head game results were moved and placed just above the list of recent matches. So you can now build a better picture of what the competing teams are capable of. At the top of the widget, you will now find a summary of all the key information, plus the team comparison. Both widgets now show the redesigned kits (or helmets, when it comes to American Football) for the competitors.SBC: What makes the betting experience different on these terminals? JM: Basically, the big screen allows to focus comfortably on a chosen event and make the betting decisions more easily. SSBTs have been created to secure a better gambling experience for those that still prefer to play in the stationary kiosks rather than stay home on their sofas. These users can therefore combine the best practices of individual screen experience from the home surroundings with the joy of using a big and comfortable display tool. Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 STATSCORE chosen as the main sponsor for Futsal Ekstraklasa August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Asante Kotoko delete tweet asking fans to rate Chairman Kwame Kyei after massive backlash

first_imgWhy does the pic make them look like they are some “criminals”? Can’t you employ graphic designers and professional photographers for these kinda things? Oh c’mon— Sam (@SamAgyekumJnr) July 4, 2019 ‘Unsocial media’ clubKotoko’s social media activities have been the subject of fan backlash in recent months.In July, the club was slammed for sending out a number of, according to many of their fans, half-hearted tweets announcing club signings, exits and other announcements.One transfer-related tweet involved the confirmation of the departure of Adingrah Moussa.While the tweet was brief and did not offer much information other than the fact that the player was leaving Kumasi “for Accra en route to Abidjan,” it was the picture which accompanied the post that irked fans the most, with one asking if the club’s social media manager worked for free.One of the most infamous tweets to come from the club in recent times announced the club’s impending signing of three players; Justice Blay, Kelvin Andoh and Kwame Baah.The picture went viral after it was first tweeted on July 4 by the club leaving Kotoko fans especially disappointed and even opposition fans shocked. What kind of picture and announcement is this????,can’t we be professional for once and value our brand please— EMMANUEL TUFFOUR (@TuffourJR) July 4, 2019 Ebi like the players bore already😂— TUESDAE😋 (@CobbyTuesdae) July 4, 2019 Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been under the spotlight in recent weeks and not necessarily for the right reasons.Having recently been knocked out of both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup in the space of just over a month, the club has struggled to appease its largely disgruntled fans.The unexpected replacement of CK Akunnor with Kjetil Zachariassen as coach was hard for some of the club’s supporters to get behind, although one they tolerated.The current situation of coach Zachariassen, with the club initially stating that there were unable to guarantee his safety in Ghana after the club’s CAFCC exit in the Ivory Coast, and their inability to fire him despite widespread criticism of his tactical ability, has angered the fans even further.While most clubs would look to stay away from the spotlight, it appears that Kotoko have fanned the flames even more.A tweet by the club meant to celebrate their Chairman, Dr Kwame Kyei, who was appointed three years ago today, also inexplicably asked the fans to rate his performance.Of course, given they were already peeved by the club’s recent performances, most of the fans could not wait to vent and obliged, mostly rating him from as low as zero to five.Other comments were less straightforward and contained much harsher criticism for the Kotoko Chairman and the club as a whole.While a few comments were positive, the club realised its faux-pas and deleted the tweet.center_img So Sad is that how to present a player coming to hav medicals as if dey are invited to a Police headquaters for investigation…— Joint K (@JointK95) July 4, 2019 Your biggest club in Ghana this?— #JoshESQ.💫❤️ (@josh_gunner1) July 4, 2019It hasn’t been all bad for Kotoko as at least the consistent updates keep fans in the loop, with many of them appreciating the engagement.GOOD NEWS FROM GERMANY…@richardsenanu14 has undergone successful knee surgery.#AKSC— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) July 10, 2019 Ebi like the players bore already😂— TUESDAE😋 (@CobbyTuesdae) July 4, 2019last_img read more

First-round pick Jordyn Adams wastes little time committing to Angels

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The 17th overall pick in the draft, Adams won’t officially sign with the Angels until he can get out to Southern California for a physical. The amount of his bonus wasn’t available, but the slot value for the 17th pick is just under $3.5 million.Adams, a wide receiver known for his explosive speed, is passing up the chance to play for the Tar Heels. His father, Deke, is an assistant coach at North Carolina.“I played baseball my whole life,” Adams said. “The opportunity to get better overall as a baseball player was very big for me. I felt I couldn’t pass up the opportunity presented to me right now.”ANOTHER OHTANI?The draft continued through the 10th round on Tuesday, with the Angels drafting pitchers with all eight of their picks. One of them, though, is also an outfielder.The Angels announced William English as a two-way player when they picked the Detroit high schooler in the fifth round. English had an 0.93 ERA and he hit .419. He has a scholarship to play at Tennessee. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak center_img “We’re starting to see the evolution of organizations open to drafting players like that, develop them and see where the path takes them,” Swanson said Monday night, before they took English.Other than English, the rest of the Angels’ picks were college pitchers, all right-handers. The common thread was they all averaged more than a strikeout an inning this year.The draft concludes on Wednesday, through the 40th round.ALSOThe Angels optioned utilityman Kaleb Cowart to Triple-A and recalled reliever Eduardo Paredes on Tuesday, getting some more coverage for a bullpen that worked 7-1/3 innings in the previous two days. …Shohei Ohtani came through with his second pinch-hit in four at-bats on Monday night, prompting Manager Mike Scioscia to be asked if he’s any closer to lifting the self-imposed restriction against using him to pinch-hit the day before or after he pitches. “There’s a lot of stuff we’re looking at right now, as we get into this program and see what adjustments we might be able to make on usage,” Scioscia said. “But we’re not quite there.” …The Angels’ game against the Dodgers on July 8 at Angel Stadium has been moved from a day game to a 5 p.m. start for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. The New York Yankees were originally scheduled to be on that night, but they appealed to Major League Baseball and ESPN to make a change since they now have a doubleheader the next day, a makeup of a rainout. The Angels will have at least three Sunday night games this year, including their April game against the Yankees in Anaheim. Their Sept. 2 game at Houston was also moved into prime time.UP NEXTAngels (Shohei Ohtani, 4-1, 3.08) vs. Royals (Ian Kennedy, 1-6, 6.08), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 ANAHEIM — Turns out that Matt Swanson wasn’t simply being optimistic when the Angels scouting director said he expected to sign first-round pick Jordyn Adams.Adams, a prized football recruit who had accepted a scholarship to play football and baseball at the University of North Carolina, said on Tuesday that he has already agreed to terms with the Angels.Reports prior to the draft indicated Adams might be difficult to sign, but that was apparently not the case.“I’m glad to make it official that I’m going to be part of the Angels organization,” Adams said on a conference call. “I’m ready to go to work.” Related Articleslast_img read more

LeBron James calls watching son’s Sierra Canyon debut from afar ‘bittersweet’

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn what might be the most anticipated high school freshman debut in recent memory, Bronny James scored 10 points off the bench for the prep superteam, which also includes Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade. Wade scored six points in the game.Dwyane Wade, who retired this spring from the NBA, was able to be present for the game. James had to watch from afar, alongside another of their close mutual friends Chris Paul.“The sweet part is technology is amazing,” LeBron James said. “And I got an opportunity to have dinner with one of my best friends in CP and also watch my son and my nephew in Zaire and like, my little nephews, the rest of them on the team. So, thank God for technology and the ability to still watch my son.”James wasn’t in much suspense during the viewing experience. The Trailblazers led by as much as 53 points.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img OKLAHOMA CITY — On an off night, even professional basketball players often prefer to spend their time away from the court.LeBron James didn’t hit the court on Thursday night in Oklahoma City. But he sorely wished he could have.Instead, the proud father was forced to watch the high school basketball debut of his oldest son that was taking place more than 1,000 miles away from Oklahoma City, as Bronny James’ Sierra Canyon team crushed Montgomery 91-44 in San Diego.“I mean, it’s bittersweet for me,” James said. “Obviously I would love to be there.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more