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Robredo ‘scared, frustrated’ after passage of terror law

first_imgMANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo questioned the timing of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill while the country continued to grapple with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. “Nung nalalaman ko na nilagdaan na, parang nanghina ako. Nakakalungkot, frustrating kasi ginawa ito sa kabila ng nasa gitna tayo ng matinding pandemya at ginawa ito sa kabila ng maraming pagtutol ng maraming sektor,” Robredo said. “This fight against Terrorism should not and should never be a threat to the fundamental freedoms of all peaceful Filipinos,” said Ateneo and La Salle law professor and lecturer Howard Calleja. “Natatakot din pero sa gitna ng takot ma-assure tayong tama ang pinaglalaban natin kasi oras na hinayaan natin na maparalisa tayo ng takot, kawawa ang mga taong umaasa sa atin,” she added. More petitions before the High Court are expected to be filed in the days to come, including those of opposition senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros as well as losing senatorial candidate Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno./PN “‘Yung sa akin, kaisa naman ako sa paniwala na ang terorismo ay malaking problema ng ating bansa at dapat talagang maghanap tayo ng paraan para masugpo ito pero sa akin kasi ‘yung timing,” Robredo said.center_img “Kahit napirmahan natin, patuloy iyong pakikiusap, patuloy iyong pagtutulak, patuloy iyong pag-push back,” she added. “Sana huwag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Kahit pinanghinaan tayo ng loob, pansamantala lang ito. Ang laban nandiyan pa rin.” Robredo said in an interview with DZMM Teleradyo’s “Omaga-Diaz Report” that she was frustrated upon learning that President Duterte signed the measure which grants government forces sweeping powers to address terrorism. Over the weekend, a group of lawyers have already questioned the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Law before the Supreme Court saying that the measure was “oppressive and inconsistent with our Constitution.” Robredo urged the public to “push back” by challenging the law’s constitutionality before the high court and engaging with Congress to repeal or amend certain provisions of the law.last_img read more

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Smart Phone or Online, Local Kids Can Track Santa

first_imgLocal residents can track the whereabouts of Santa tonight.Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick’s journey around the globe tonight.For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing children and anyone young at heart with up-to-date information about Santa’s whereabouts.U.S. Army Capt. Ruth Castro says NORAD uses the latest technology to pin down the exact location of the reindeer-powered sleigh.“We use a lot of our different military assets,” she says. “We use radars, we use satellites, we use our Santa Cams.”“The good thing is that Rudolph has his red nose, so a lot of our infrared stuff can detect that. So, that’s how we’re able to keep track of them.”Starting at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, trackers can find Santa’s whereabouts onlineTo track Santa click here.And this year, tracking is also available on smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD.The NORAD Tracks Santa program is funded by contributions and staffed by more than 1,200 volunteers.And Castro says when the sleigh is flying over the United States, fighter jets provide the escort to ensure safety.“These pilots, they just kind of come up towards Santa while they’re in the North American airspace, and they just kind of guide him through while he’s here,” she explains. “And then, they say their hellos and then he’s off.”Castro says it’s tough to know when Santa will be in the skies over individual states, like Indiana, because he alters his flight path somewhat from year to year.“He changes his route, he never really tells us where he’s going, he doesn’t file his flight plan like he should,” she explains. “He just does what he wants – since he is Santa.”NORAD’s Santa-tracking mission began accidentally in 1955, when a department store placed an ad encouraging families to call Santa Claus – with the wrong phone number.A military colonel answered and instructed his staff to check the radar for indications of Santa making his way from the North Pole. Any child who called was given an update – and that’s how the tradition began.last_img read more

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Liverpool announce double swoop

first_img Sakho played 201 games for PSG, securing the Ligue 1 title with the capital club last season to add to winners’ medals for the 2010 Coupe de France and the 2008 Coupe de la Ligue. But now the 23-year-old, who can operate in central defence or at left-back and has won 14 caps for Les Bleus, cannot wait to get started for his new team. “I’m delighted to be here,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “I’d like to thank everyone for the welcome. “I came here because the project that is in place at Liverpool interests me. I’m really looking forward to playing my first game.” He continued: “I’m really looking forward to cracking on with work and I can’t wait to get on (the) pitch. “I know the Liverpool fans are fantastic and while I was in France, it was clear for me to see they are amongst the best in England.” Ilori was equally thrilled to have arrived on Merseyside. “It feels great being a Liverpool player – coming to the Premier League has always been a dream for me,” the 20-year-old said. Press Association The pair, who watched Sunday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Manchester United from the directors’ box at Anfield, penned their deals after passing medicals at the club’s Melwood training complex. They take the total number of players brought in by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers this summer to seven, following Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho. Liverpool have confirmed the signings of France defender Mamadou Sakho from Paris St-Germain and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon. “I’m going to try to achieve everything I can. I want to play as much as possible and we’ll see what the future holds. I will give my all and try my best to help the team.” The 6ft 3in London-born centre-back has represented Portugal at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level, and played at Anfield for Sporting in the 2011-12 NextGen Series. “I know the history of the club and the Premier League is the best league in the world, in my opinion,” he added. “Liverpool have a great team and I think it’s the place for me to be at the moment. “I know there have been some great teams here in the past and the club has won a lot of trophies and I want to be a part of it.” The double swoop will no doubt add to the feeling of optimism around the club, who have started the Premier League season with three straight wins. Victor Moses was alongside Ilori and Sakho at Sunday’s game ahead of their intended arrivals. Speaking after the match, Rodgers said: “We hope they can be completed. “We need that depth and more numbers. If we can get them over the line, they are quality players. “And having competition for places is a nice problem to have.” last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgBecause of the pandemic, any gathering of players is notable — especially one involving Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in March.NBA-JAZZ-BOGDANOVIC SURGERYJazz forward Bojan Bogdanović undergoes right wrist surgerySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have announced that forward Bojan Bogdanović underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right wrist.The procedure was performed Tuesday by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. There’s no timetable for Bogdanović’s return. The team said in a release that he will begin rehabilitation “at the appropriate time.” The NBA season remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings on Tuesday as long as state and local municipalities allow them.Coaching staffs and all players except those undergoing injury rehabilitation are barred from the facilities in the first phase of the league’s plan.With such states as California, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Virginia still under heavy restrictions, that immediately leaves nine franchises unable to use their facilities. The Las Vegas Raiders still have their training complex in Alameda, California. In other NFL news:— The San Francisco 49ers are encouraged by how productive their virtual offseason has been amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are even more hopeful of getting back on the field for training camp in July after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said sports could resume under some restrictions if the state continues to make progress. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk (YOOS’-chehk) says safety is the priority but he trusts the people in power to make the right decision. — Central Michigan is discontinuing its men’s track and field program, citing university-wide budget cuts. The decision affects both indoor and outdoor track. Athletic director Michael Alford says the school is facing “a new financial reality” because of enrollment challenges and the coronavirus crisis. — Central Michigan is discontinuing its men’s track and field program, citing university-wide budget cuts. The decision affects both indoor and outdoor track. Athletic director Michael Alford says the school is facing “a new financial reality” because of enrollment challenges and the coronavirus crisis.,Update on the latest in sports: Update on the latest in sports: NFL-BRADY WORKOUTBrady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep fieldTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic —or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team.Brady gathered some of his new Buccaneers teammates on a high school field for a throwing session early Tuesday. Brady wore a Buccaneers helmet and an orange jersey over his shoulder pads.The informal, players-only workout lasted two hours, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Because of the pandemic, any gathering of players is notable — especially one involving Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in March.NBA-JAZZ-BOGDANOVIC SURGERYJazz forward Bojan Bogdanović undergoes right wrist surgerySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have announced that forward Bojan Bogdanović underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right wrist.The procedure was performed Tuesday by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. There’s no timetable for Bogdanović’s return. The team said in a release that he will begin rehabilitation “at the appropriate time.” The NBA season remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bogdanović was averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first season with the Jazz. He also was playing a career-best 33.1 minutes per game.The 31-year-old Bogdanović signed a four-year, $73 million contract with Utah last summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format. That word comes from a person familiar with discussions.And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced border restrictions will stay in effect through June 21. Socially distant training sessions can begin, without the involvement of the six people with COVID-19 who have to self-isolate for seven days.The league is not identifying whether players or coaches tested positive from the tests on 748 people on Sunday and Monday.In other sports-related coronavirus developments:— Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city is talking with the organizers of the Boston Marathon about what to do if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t let up by the race’s proposed new date of Sept. 14. The mayor said on Tuesday that the decision to reschedule the marathon from April to September was made with the hope that the disease “would no longer be a significant public health risk.” While Massachusetts is planning to lift its ban on some businesses and activities next week, large public gatherings have been banned through Labor Day — a week before the race’s new date.— South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley are taking the cuts. The university also said Tuesday that school president Robert Caslen and athletic director Ray Tanner are among the top-level administrators taking the 10% cut. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful the decision to close the border to non-essential travel for another month won’t “have a material impact” on the league’s discussions to restart its season.In a separate development, the NHL Players’ Association executive board voted to defer the final payment of players’ regular season salaries through the end of May. Players were owed their final checks on April 15.HORSE RACING-BELMONT STAKESBelmont to be run on June 20ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 on Long Island in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings on Tuesday as long as state and local municipalities allow them.Coaching staffs and all players except those undergoing injury rehabilitation are barred from the facilities in the first phase of the league’s plan.With such states as California, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Virginia still under heavy restrictions, that immediately leaves nine franchises unable to use their facilities. The Las Vegas Raiders still have their training complex in Alameda, California. In other NFL news:— The San Francisco 49ers are encouraged by how productive their virtual offseason has been amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are even more hopeful of getting back on the field for training camp in July after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said sports could resume under some restrictions if the state continues to make progress. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk (YOOS’-chehk) says safety is the priority but he trusts the people in power to make the right decision. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-REOPENING FACILITIESSome NFL teams reopening training facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Socially distant training sessions can begin, without the involvement of the six people with COVID-19 who have to self-isolate for seven days.The league is not identifying whether players or coaches tested positive from the tests on 748 people on Sunday and Monday.In other sports-related coronavirus developments:— Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city is talking with the organizers of the Boston Marathon about what to do if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t let up by the race’s proposed new date of Sept. 14. The mayor said on Tuesday that the decision to reschedule the marathon from April to September was made with the hope that the disease “would no longer be a significant public health risk.” While Massachusetts is planning to lift its ban on some businesses and activities next week, large public gatherings have been banned through Labor Day — a week before the race’s new date.— South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley are taking the cuts. The university also said Tuesday that school president Robert Caslen and athletic director Ray Tanner are among the top-level administrators taking the 10% cut. This is the first year the Belmont will take place before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The New York Racing Association unveiled the new Belmont date Tuesday morning. The Derby was moved to Sept. 5 and the Preakness to Oct. 3.The rescheduled Belmont will be contested at distance of a mile and an eighth instead of the race’s trademark mile and a half that has been in place since 1926. SOCCER-PREMIER LEAGUE RESTARTSix virus infections found in Premier LeagueMANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League’s first wave of mass coronavirus testing of players and staff found six people infected at three of the 20 soccer teams. Bogdanović was averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first season with the Jazz. He also was playing a career-best 33.1 minutes per game.The 31-year-old Bogdanović signed a four-year, $73 million contract with Utah last summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format. That word comes from a person familiar with discussions.And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced border restrictions will stay in effect through June 21. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-REOPENING FACILITIESSome NFL teams reopening training facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. NFL-BRADY WORKOUTBrady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep fieldTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic —or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team.Brady gathered some of his new Buccaneers teammates on a high school field for a throwing session early Tuesday. Brady wore a Buccaneers helmet and an orange jersey over his shoulder pads.The informal, players-only workout lasted two hours, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Associated Press Associated Press This is the first year the Belmont will take place before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The New York Racing Association unveiled the new Belmont date Tuesday morning. The Derby was moved to Sept. 5 and the Preakness to Oct. 3.The rescheduled Belmont will be contested at distance of a mile and an eighth instead of the race’s trademark mile and a half that has been in place since 1926. SOCCER-PREMIER LEAGUE RESTARTSix virus infections found in Premier LeagueMANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League’s first wave of mass coronavirus testing of players and staff found six people infected at three of the 20 soccer teams. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful the decision to close the border to non-essential travel for another month won’t “have a material impact” on the league’s discussions to restart its season.In a separate development, the NHL Players’ Association executive board voted to defer the final payment of players’ regular season salaries through the end of May. Players were owed their final checks on April 15.HORSE RACING-BELMONT STAKESBelmont to be run on June 20ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 on Long Island in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.last_img read more

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Playtech calls for internal review following PTES failures

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Playtech will implement a review of the ‘group’s position’ led by Interim chair Claire Milne, in response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) publishing its investigation into ‘systemic failings’ of defunct subsidiary PT Entertainment Services (PTES). The Board of FTSE technology group confirmed that it ‘takes full responsibility and apologises for the regulatory breaches’, emphasising that the AML and social responsibility failings were not reflective of the high standards the Playtech Group set.Yesterday, the UKGC published damaging investigation findings highlighting systemic player neglect and AML failings by PTES during the period from May 2015 to September 2017. The UKGC highlighted that PTES failures had led to the death of an unnamed gambling addict, aged 25, whose family had reported PTES  triggering the Commission’s investigation. PTES, the operating company of TitanBet and Winner.co.uk, withdrew from the UK market in 2019. Milne said: “The findings of this investigation do not reflect where Playtech stands today. But while the company has made many positive and important changes, we feel it is only right for us to recognise these historic failings by offering this increased amount. “In speaking with many of our stakeholders, it was clear they felt the failings were not representative of the Playtech they know. Through this action, we want to send a message to them and the wider industry of who we are today and aspire to be.“Raising industry standards on safer gambling and being a leader in responsible business is central to our strategy as a technology partner. In my new role as Interim Chairman, I am fully committed to this continuing to be a key focus of ours going forward.”Having previously donated £619,395 in recognition of PTES’ regulatory breaches to charities that are dedicated to reducing gambling-related harm as well as supporting education and treatment, Playtech also confirmed that it would be increasing the amount to £3.5m. This matches the figure deemed appropriate by the regulator had the PTES business not subsequently been closed. The statement noted that the decision to close its subsidiary “was made prior to the commencement of the Gambling Commission’s investigation as part of a strategic decision to focus the group’s efforts on B2B activities in the UK”.In addition to the increased amount of £3.5 million, Playtech has also committed £5m to five key areas to promote better understanding of ‘healthy online living’ and the relationship between mental health and online gambling.Operating as the leading technology supplier for the igaming sector, Playtech underlined further safer gambling commitments implemented across the firm’s product development units – including its ongoing expansion of BetBuddy, further investment in safer gambling R&D and developing an ‘industry code’ for designing safer gambling products.Mor Weizer, Playtech CEO, added: “We take full responsibility for these regulatory breaches. As a technology specialist, Playtech focuses on harnessing its capabilities in data-driven intelligence to place consumer protection at the centre of every stage of the player experience from game design to real-time engagement and messaging. In recent years, we have invested significantly to seek to ensure that these types of breaches do not happen again, including addressing the specific issues raised by the Commission.”last_img read more

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