Court nullifies POC elections, orders inclusion of Vargas in re-run set on Feb. 23

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoxing chief Ricky Vargas won his bout against Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco at the Pasig City Regional Trial Court, which ordered that a new elections for POC president and chairman be held early next year.Judge Maria Gracia Cadiz-Casaclang of Pasig RTC Branch 155 declared null and void the POC polls on Nov. 25, 2016 when Cojuangco ran unopposed and earned his fourth straight term.ADVERTISEMENT Casaclang likewise ordered the local Olympic body to conduct a new the POC election on February 23, 2018 and include Vargas and Cavite representative Abraham Tolentino as candidates for president and chairman, respectively.“I am much relieved by the court decision. We fought on principle and now the NSAs (national sports associations) are given the opportunity to choose,” said Vargas, president of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Inquirer tried but failed to reach Cojuangco for comment.“This decision now opens up the democratic process. A patently wrong and discriminatory position has been corrected,” said Vargas. “The reforms have begun.” View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Vargas was supposed to challenge Cojuangco, the incumbent president at that time, but was disqualified by the election committee headed by former International Olympic Committee representative Frank Elizalde.The POC comelec, which also had Bro. Bernie Oca FSC and representative Conrado Estrella III as members, ruled that Vargas and Tolentino were not “active members” of the POC general assembly.Tolentino is the country’s cycling chief and president of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines.According to Elizalde, Article 7, Section 11 of the POC constitution and by-laws state that candidates for president and chairman should be an active member of the POC general assembly for two consecutive years.It said candidates should have attended at least 50 percent plus one of the total number of GAs the past two years. These GAs are held every two months.ADVERTISEMENT Elizalde said Vargas attended the GA only once while Tolentino thrice over the past two years prior to the election.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Randolph powers Kings past slumping 76ers 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

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Heineken Introduces New Brands in Liberia

first_imgHeineken, one of the leading international premium beer brands, in partnership with a Lebanese-owned Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corporation in Liberia, on Saturday, November 9, introduced its newest brands, the Sol Cervaza, Legend (extra stout) and Star Beer on the Liberian market.These three new products, according to Heineken management, add to the already Heineken and Amstel, which have been on the Liberian market for over 30 years.The decision, according to Heineken International representative, Andre Woldt, is to increase and drive more variety on the beer market front in the country as this innovative move offers beer drinkers a whole new choice in their selection of size and quantity.Woldt said these new brands, which have already been introduced to other African markets will add more piquancy (spice) to consumers’ taste of the beverages.He said Heineken International as a premium entity in the alcoholic beverages world, is always concerned about adding new spices to its products, “this is why we selected Liberia.”He said there are plans that Heineken International wants to implement with its partners, having completed 30 years of successful partnership, “because at the end of the day, we will show you what we believe is the most powerful portfolio of beer brands that many of our friends in Liberia would want to drink.”Following presentations of slides at a resort in Monrovia, Woldt describes his product as the undisputed global leader of international premium beer segment, which according to him, Heineken among them as a truly global icon that is set out from any other beer in the industry.Also discussing the Legend, the company’s brand of stout, he said that it is for people with an appetite to enjoy life whatever comes, and are always looking on the bright side. The new brand of stout, launched under the name “Legend”, will be sold for L$2,400 per crate or L$260 per bottle.In brewing process, Woldt added that the Legend has edge over Guinness Stout, because it is all natural and full of brewing. “It is distinct and full –bold stout and has 7.5 percent alcohol. As for Sol, which is one of the company’s newest brands, he added that it has a global footprint, and light taste, which was born in Mexico in 1899.Woldt told the gathering that Star Beer, which is referred to as the real beer, is made of malt, barley, sorghum, hops and water.He said that Legend and Star Beer will be sold cheaper than the current beer and stout on the local market.Woltd assured customers of Heineken International’s commitment to customer satisfaction.Earlier, Abbas Karnoub, expressed delight for Heineken International’s partnership with Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corporation. He assured his business partner that all will be done to foster the partnership and assured customers of providing quality services.Meanwhile, Madam Josephine Yorbutey has won the Heineken Award, which automatically guaranteedd her a trip to Paris, France, to watch a Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League which Paris Saint German will participate.Heineken is a family-owned brand and has been in the hands of the same family since 1873.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Two remanded for trafficking Venezuelan women

first_imgGuyanese nationals Rodwell Dawson and Fiona Hopkinson were on Friday remanded to prison when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer trafficking in persons’ (TIP) charges.They denied that between September and December 2017, at Club Diamond andFiona Hopkinson, hiding her face as she was leaving courtGuinness Bar on Princess Street, they trafficked five Venezuelan women ranging in age from 18 years to 22 years.They are being represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes.Both defendants were arrested on January 5 when ranks from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) swooped down on the nightclub and detained 41 foreign nationals. At the time, Police had said that some of the persons were suspected to be in Guyana illegally, and they might be victims of human trafficking.Narcotics were also found, and persons are also shortly expected to be charged with trafficking in narcotics.last_img read more

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Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgFor Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.”England’s striker Dominic Solanke runs with the ball during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONWhile Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”– Style and little substance –There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Brazil’s striker Neymar (R) vies with England’s defender Kyle Walker during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISSubstitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s striker Neymar (C) vies with England’s midfielder Eric Dier (L) and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (R) during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.last_img read more

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France storm semis after whipping Uruguay

first_imgFrance took the lead in the 40th minute from the unlikely source of defender Varane, who glanced home a fine header from an Antoine Griezmann free-kick.It was only the Real Madrid player’s third goal for France and represented redemption for Varane, who was largely blamed for the goal which saw France lose at the quarter-final stage to Germany four years ago.Griezmann, who counts several of the Uruguay players as close friends, scored a second in the 61st minute, but it was mostly due to a howler from La Celeste’s goalkeeper, Fernando Muslera.The usually dependable stopper flapped at Griezmann’s 20-yard shot and agonisingly saw the ball float over the line.Fernando Muslera made a terrible mijudgement to hand France their second goal© AFP Johannes EISELEIt was Griezmann’s third goal of this World Cup, but his first not from a penalty.That goal secured the victory but did not end the drama in Nizhny Novgorod, as Uruguay’s frustration boiled over in the 67th minute when Kylian Mbappe fell to the floor.Uruguay skipper Diego Godin gestured with the teenager to get up, then tried to pull him from the turf, sparking a melee which involved most of the players and saw French coach Didier Deschamps come onto the pitch to try to calm tempers.France’s victory was merited as it was they who had the bulk of possession and always looked the most likely to score.They might have scored as early as the 15th minute when Mbappe mistimed a close header.The lightning-quick Mbappe and Griezmann struck fear into the Uruguayan defence all afternoon.In midfield, France’s N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba snuffed out any potential threat posed by Uruguay.And up front for La Celeste, Luis Suarez cut an isolated and agitated figure as his team desperately went in search of an equaliser as Edinson Cavani was ruled out with injury.Increasingly, Suarez vented his frustration with Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, who, coincidentally, was the official in charge of France’s quarter-final 2014 defeat.The Barcelona star was partnered by Cristhian Stuani after a week of will-he-won’t-he speculation surrounding Cavani ended up with the Paris Saint-Germain striker failing to recover from a calf strain.Without Cavani, Uruguay posed little threat.A tight and nervy encounter to begin with, the game burst into life after Varane’s goal.Until that point Uruguay had struggled to get into the French penalty area, but within four minutes of the goal would have been level except for an exceptional save by Hugo Lloris.The French skipper saved superbly with one-hand from defender Martin Caceres, whose header from a free kick look destined to go in.Diego Godin could have scored from the follow-up, but that was the closest the South Americans would come to scoring all afternoon.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raphael Varane’s goal was redemption for his mistake against Germany four years ago© AFP Mladen ANTONOVNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, July 7 – France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals as goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday.It is the first time France have been in the last four since 2006 and sets up a mouth-watering clash against either Belgium or Brazil, who play later on Friday, in St Petersburg on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Imperial Oil reports 43% drop in Q3 income driven by tight refinery margins

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:IMO)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is reporting third-quarter net income fell 43 per cent to $424 million or 56 cents per share, compared with $749 million or 94 cents per share in the same period of 2018.The Calgary-based producer and refiner says cash generated from operating activities added up to $1.38 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from $1.21 billion in the third quarter of 2018.Imperial missed analyst expectations for net income of $488 million or 70 cents per share but beat a cash flow forecast of $1.01 billion, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.- Advertisement -The biggest drag on earnings came from Imperial’s downstream operations, where net income slipped to $221 million from $502 million due to lower refinery profit margins and planned maintenance outages.On the upstream side, Imperial reported slightly lower income due to higher operating expenses and royalties — it noted lower volumes at its Kearl oilsands mine and Cold Lake bitumen works but higher volumes from the Syncrude mining facility, in which it holds a 25 per cent stake.Total production rose to 407,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from 393,000 boe/d in the same period of 2018.Advertisement Crude-by-rail shipments averaged 52,000 barrels per day in the third quarter, compared to 64,000 bpd in the second quarter of 2019.“Imperial achieved its highest third quarter production in 30 years,” said CEO Rich Kruger in a statement.He is retiring at the end of the year and his role is to be assumed by Brad Corson.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 1, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Giggs will be the next Manchester United manager’, claims Van Gaal

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with assistant Ryan Giggs Louis van Gaal has backed club legend Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager.Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances during a glittering 25-year United career, has been Van Gaal’s assistant since the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford last summer.The former midfielder had a spell in temporary charge of the 20-time English champions following David Moyes’ axe last season and Van Gaal believes the Welshman would be the natural choice to take over when the Dutchman departs.“I expect that he [Giggs] will be the next manager after I am gone,” Van Gaal told MUTV.“Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well.”Giggs, 41, won a remarkable 13 Premier League and two Champions League titles throughout his time in a Red Devils shirt and, just last week, Van Gaal spoke of his admiration for the ex-winger, admitting there was a likeness between him and his own former assistant Jose Mourinho.”I have to admit, I could not imagine when I spoke with him in May, that he would work so very hard,” Van Gaal said at a press conference on the eve of United’s defeat to Mourinho’s Chelsea.”As an ex-player, you are not used to working hard. He is a very hard worker.”He reads the game very good, like Jose. But to manage a group you have to learn. What I can see is that he is also learning quickly.”last_img read more

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Teenage goalkeeper commits future to Leeds United

first_img Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s contract was set to expire at Elland Road 1 Teen goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has committed his future to Leeds United – despite interest from Premier League side Everton.The 19-year-old’s contract was set to expire at the end of the month and the Toffees had been linked with a summer move to secure his signature.The young keeper, who has impressed for the club’s Under-21 side, made his first-team debut against QPR in April but his future remained unclear with his deal coming to an end.But now Leeds have confirmed that Peacock-Farrell has signed a new two-year deal at Elland Road to ward off the interest from Merseyside.The teenager told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to commit my future to Leeds for another two years.“It’s a massive club and it’s a great privilege to be a part of it moving forward.“I was never in doubt about where I wanted to be or where my future lies. It was just about getting the final pieces sorted – now it’s all done.“I had a great season and hopefully I can build on that and keep making steps forward under the new manager [Garry Monk].”last_img read more

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TRANSFER ALERT! Arsenal eye £32m deal for Inter Milan ace after Jamie Vardy snub

first_img1 Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi after being snubbed by Jamie Vardy.The Gunners triggered the Leicester City forward’s release clause earlier this month, but the England man has now opted to remain with the Premier League champions.Signing a striker is at the top of Arsene Wenger’s priority list this summer and Icardi has now emerged as his primary target.Arsenal first registered an interest in the Argentine last summer and are set to lodge a £32m offer for the 23-year-old.The former Sampdoria man scored 16 goals in 33 appearances for Inter last term as they finished fourth in Serie A. Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan last_img

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Bomb squad technicians rendered a “suspicious package” safe several hours after it was reported Tuesday morning, said Lt. Christopher Reed. The package was reported to Pico Rivera Sheriff’s station at about 9:30 a.m. It was in front of Uni-Kem Company at 9567 Slauson Ave., Reed said. At 12:30 p.m., investigators determined it was harmless. It turned out to be a water bottle with liquid in it and an antenna-like object sticking out, said Reed. Mayor to host prayer breakfast WHITTIER – Mayor Greg Nordbak has extended an early invitation to the community to join him on Good Friday, April 4, for the 41st annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, to be held at the Radisson Hotel, at the corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Penn Street. The doors will open at 6:30 a.m. and a buffet breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. Dr. J. P. Mooreland, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $20 and tables of 10 are $200. Tickets can be reserved by calling Jack Carmichael at (562) 698-3714 or Arlin Penner at (800) 794-7682. Special breakfast sponsors are available at $500, which includes VIP seating for 10 and special recognition in the program. To be a sponsor, call Delta Murphy at (562) 947-4912. Course simplifies money matters LA MIRADA – A financial workshop that will examine many different forms of investments, from certificates of deposits to bonds, stocks, mutual funds, IRAs and annuities will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning March 1 at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. For three weeks, participants will learn more about wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected financial risks. Class registration fee is $27. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Fish fry, karaoke supports veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – A fish fry will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road. There will be karaoke at 8 p.m. Prices start at $6 and all proceeds benefit veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Founder’s event set for Friday WHITTIER – A Founder’s Day program will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Mulberry Elementary School, 14029 Mulberry Drive. All past honorary award recipients are invited to attend. For more information, call (562) 698-9707. Meeting discusses housing rights PICO RIVERA – Landlords and tenants are invited to attend a free housing rights seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday March 4 in the City Council chambers, 6615 Passons Blvd. Co-sponsored by the city and the Southern California Housing Rights Center, the seminar offers an overview of the latest California Landlord/Tenant Act as it pertains to tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities. Topics include 30-day notices and evictions, security deposits and rent increases, repairs and maintenance, the right to privacy, rules for children and housing laws. Registration is not required. For more information, call (562) 801-4349.Duo performs 20th century standards WHITTIER – Soprano Ann Gresham and pianist Jannine Livingston will perform songs of the early 20th century at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wray Theatre at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road. “In Love and War” will feature music by Sieczynski, Schoenberg, Berg, Weill and Satie. It is hosted by the college’s division of arts and cultural programs. Admission is free; for more information, call the college at (562) 692-0921. Class aids parents in raising teens MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Unified School District has begun a six-part parenting class/discussion group through March at Farmer Jones School, 120 Wilcox Ave., to help parents meet the challenges of raising a middle- or high-school-aged child. All classes take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The next session will feature the theme, “Getting Your Teen to Respect Your Rules.” Other sessions will deal with communicating with teens, teens’ emotional health, and helping them succeed in school and make responsible choices. The classes are for parents only. For more information, call Sally Mancillas at (323) 724-9190. Computer class gets creative PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Senior Center will offer classes on how to make colorful flyers, invitations, newsletters and greeting cards on your computer. Computer basics are necessary. Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 7 through April 25 at 9200 Mines Ave. The cost of the eight-week session is $32. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Simpson trial focus of lecture ROSEMEAD – The Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce will present a lecture called “Why O.J. won and how to collect evidence better” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the Doubletree Hotel-Rosemead, 888 Montebello Blvd. Speaker Dr. Janis Cavanaugh is from the Forensic Science Academy. For more information, call (562) 949-2473. — From staff reportslast_img read more

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