Comelec exec pushes expanded appointment ban on losing poll bets


first_img“Mocha Uson is not covered by the one-year ban but I will propose in the Senate that party-list nominees should be covered,” say Elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon. CNN PH Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon appealedto Sen. Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on electoral reforms, toinclude the party-list bets in appointment ban. MANILA – Nominees of losing party-listgroups should also be covered by the one-year ban on appointment in publicoffice, an official of the Commission on Election (Comelec) said. At PCOO, Uson drew flak for allegedly spreading disinformation online, posting a racy video on federalism and a video of her friend, blogger Drew Olivar, flailing his arms around pretending to do the sign language, on her Facebook page. “I am appearing in the Committee of Sen. Imee; I propose (that the) ban should also cover Party-List nominees” Guanzon said in a tweet. “And party-list to put up bond. If nominee is DQ (disqualified), forfeit their bond.” Meanwhile, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez has earlier said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of Uson was not a violation since party-list representatives are not covered by the one-year appointment ban. Guanzon also retweeted another social media post quoting her as saying: “They should not be a favored class because they are not a protected class.” “She is not covered. Party-list nominees are not candidates per se and so, the rule does not apply to them,” Jimenez said. Guanzon made the call after former communications assistant secretary Margaux “Mocha Uson’s return to government as deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Prior to her OWWA job, Uson joined the government as member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board before being named as assistant secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). She has tendered her resignation on October last year as she had tried to secure a seat in the House of Representatives through party-list AA-Kasosyo. The group, however, lost in the May midterm elections./PNlast_img read more

Palace get the point


first_img Australia captain Jedinak paid his own tribute to his countryman Phillip Hughes, the Test cricketer who died on Thursday after being hit by a ball while batting, before kick-off when a bat had been laid on the field in honour of the 25-year-old. Jedinak picked up the bat as a mark of respect to Hughes and was then a considerable presence in the Palace midfield as high-flying Swansea were stifled at the Liberty Stadium. Press Association Suddenly Palace were a different proposition with Yannick Bolasie finally getting into the game down the right flank and Chamakh proving a nuisance down the middle. Chamakh had a clear opportunity to put Palace ahead when Ashley Williams miscued Martin Kelly’s cross – but Fabianski was off his line smartly to smother the shot. Bolasie then clipped the Swansea crossbar from 20 yards with referee Martin Atkinson adjudicating that Fabianski had got a touch on it – but Palace were sent a warning that the threat from the home side was not over. Slick passing play between Bony and Sigurdsson opened up the space for Wayne Routledge to run through unattended but his left-foot shot lacked power and Speroni saved comfortably. Chamakh went into referee Atkinson’s book for scything down Neil Taylor and he was perhaps fortunate to still on the field as he had escaped a blatant show of dissent in the opening stages when throwing the ball down in disgust at the award of a Swansea free-kick. The Moroccan still emerged for the second half despite the fact he was walking a very thin line and Palace were encouraged by Jedinak firing at Fabianski and Bolasie having his shot deflected wide. Swansea winger Montero and Routledge, were not the force they had been in the opening stages but the latter carved out a chance for Shelvey, who controlled the ball on the chest and volleyed straight at Speroni. Palace were defending well but Shelvey’s cross produced panic in their ranks and Speroni had to react smartly to save Sigurdsson’s volley. Swansea had wrestled control back for the most part but openings were not too forthcoming, although Sigurdsson’s effort 12 minutes from time was too close to the far post for Palace’s comfort. Sigurdsson was the most likely player to grab a winner but when he blazed over after taking Angel Rangel’s pass Palace’s point was secure. Crystal Palace claimed a hard-earned Barclays Premier League point in a 1-1 draw at Swansea – with Eagles skipper Mile Jedinak providing a poignant equaliser. Swansea started the day in seventh place with manager Garry Monk saying the next nine games would define their season – whether they could make a challenge for a European place or be looking over their shoulder at the teams below them. They started well with Wilfried Bony’s sixth goal of the season giving them a 15th minute lead but Palace displayed the character and resolve which earned them a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in their previous fixture. Palace equalised after 25 minutes when Marouane Chamakh fell under minimal contact from Jonjo Shelvey and Jedinak scored for the second consecutive game to earn the visitors a point. Eagles manager Neil Warnock said before the game that Monk had taken Swansea to a new level and that compliment seemed justified as Palace were overrun in the opening 20 minutes. Jefferson Montero caused mayhem down Palace’s right flank and Bony twice went close and Gylfi Sigurddson sent over an angled free-kick before Swansea took a deserved 15th minute lead. Sigurdsson, so often the provider for Swansea this season, found Bony on the edge of the penalty area and his smart turn and shot gave Julian Speroni no chance in the Palace goal. It was the Ivorian’s 18th Premier League goal of the calendar year – the best in the division. It seemed a matter of time before Swansea would build on their lead but game turned when Shelvey – recalled in place of loan signing Tom Carroll – got on the wrong side of Chamakh in a congested penalty area and the Palace forward fell to the floor. Jedinak stepped up to hammer the ball past Lukasz Fabianski for his fifth goal in eight games, a remarkable statistic considering his first five goals for Palace came in 123 appearances. last_img read more

Why I Keep Winning VAT Wonder Goals, By Ogbugh


first_imgThree-time VAT Wonder Goal Award winner, Emeka Ogbugh has revealed that supporting charity work is a motivation that spurs him to put in the extra work that has seen him win the award in three consecutive seasons of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Ogbugh won the award in the 2015/16 NPFL season with Heartland FC of Owerri and in 2016/17 with his current club, Rivers United. Last Sunday, he was presented the ceremonial cheque for winning the award for Match-day 15 after securing over 51 percent of the votes in a poll that fielded four other players.Speaking to on the award that was presented by Rivers State Coordinator of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Mr. Joel Nwakpo, Ogbugh was of the opinion that the innovative award is one every player in the league would love to win. In his words, “Basically, every Nigerian league player wants to score spectacular goals and if you’re trying to score such goals, you have to try to score on a weekly basis. So I think that innovation is very good and coupled with the fact that you’re going to give some of the money to charity, it makes you to work very hard so you can give back to the society too”.Ogbugh’s goal for Rivers United was a hit from outside the 18 yard box and he gave an insight into how he developed the hard hitting goal scoring skills, tracing it to his years at a football academy in Owerri where the coach made him practice hitting set pieces.“Yeah, in my academy back in those days, my coach will normally, before every training session set balls for me to be striking them to goal, so that’s how I inculcated that habit of scoring free kicks and hitting shots from outside the 18-yard box.On his reaction to receiving the news of his emerging the winner, the Imo State University graduate said it brought some excitement to him. He praised other nominees and described their goals as equally good.“I am very excited. I feel honoured to have won the award in three consecutive seasons. I think it shows that hard work actually pays. All the goals were good so to be singled out, you have to feel honoured”, remarked Ogbugh who was part of the Nigerian squad that won silver at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco earlier in the year.On the impact of the national team outing, Ogbugh said it has helped him in confidence building and gave the credit to Coach Salisu Yusuf.“Actually, playing for the national team has helped me, especially, playing under Coach Salisu Yusuf at CHAN. He helped build my confidence more and also advised me on the skills and techniques to use on the pitch. I think all that has helped me more coming back to the league”, concluded Ogbugh who nominated Compassion Centre in Port Harcourt as the charity organisation to benefit from his N150,000 prize moneyShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player predictions


first_imgAlso read | Dream11 CPL, GUY Vs JAM: Guyana Amazon Warriors Face Jamaica TallawahsDream11 BLR vs JAI: Player performanceDream11: Bengaluru BullsPawan Kumar Sehrawat has been the saving grace for Bengaluru Bulls this season. With 281 raid points to his name, Sehrawat is the highest raid point scorer for PKL 2019. In their last match against Haryana Steelers, Sehrawat alone scored 39 raid points, which are the highest by any player in PKL history. Their left-cover defender Mahender Singh is their top defender with 50 tackle points. Also read | PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over HaryanaDream11: Jaipur Pink PanthersDeepak Niwas Hooda, with 146 raid points, is Jaipur’s best raider for PKL season 7. Deepak Narwal and Nilesh Salunke and Hooda are the raiding trio for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Sandeep Kumar Dhull leads the leaderboard for highest tackle points this season with 67 tackle points. Amit Hooda has also scored 36 tackle points for PKL 2019. Written By NOTE- Jaipur Pink Panthers will be taking on the recently-qualified Bengaluru Bulls on Friday, October 4. The match will take place at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula (19:30 IST). Jaipur Pink Panthers will need to win every match if they wish to take up the last spot amongst the teams qualifying for the PKL playoffs. Dabang Delhi KC, Haryana Steelers, Bengal Warriors and U Mumba have also qualified for the playoffs.  Gear up for a thrilling encounter as the Bulls get #FullyCharged to takedown the #TopCats!#FullChargeMaadi #Champions #VivoPKL7 #Kabaddi #VivoProKabaddiLeague #Season7 #BengaluruBulls #KhelKabaddi #LePanga #IsseToughKuchNahi— Bengaluru Bulls (@BengaluruBulls) October 4, 2019 Also read | PKL 2019: Details About The October Schedule And PKL PlayoffsDream11 BLR vs JAI: Player prediction WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th October, 2019 10:29 IST Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player Predictions Bengaluru Bulls and Jaipur Pink Panthers will play the 120th PKL 2019 match on Friday, October 4. Here are the Dream11 predictions for the upcoming game. Devika Pawar Catch the #PantherSquad live in action in Panchkula as we face off against the @BengaluruBulls .#PantherSquad #Panthers #TopCats #JaipurPinkPanthers #JPP #Jaipur #Kabaddi #ProKabaddi #LetsKabaddi #KhelKabaddi #PKL #LePanga #StarSports— Jaipur Pink Panthers (@JaipurPanthers) October 4, 2019center_img COMMENT Also read | PKL Points Table: Dabang Delhi KC And Bengal Warriors Top PKL Chart Bengaluru Bulls – Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (R), Mahender Singh (D) Jaipur Pink Panthers – Deepak Niwas Hooda (AR), Nilesh Salunke (R), Deepak Narwal (R), Sandeep Kumar Dhull (D), Amit Hooda (D) SUBSCRIBE TO US R = Raider  D = Defender  AR = All-rounder LIVE TV First Published: 4th October, 2019 10:29 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Julian Cornejo is named 2016 Duke of Wellington


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Becky Alexander · 234 weeks ago Congratulations Julian! Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Julian Cornejo was all smiles after being named Duke of Wellington. His escort was Alexis Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Julian Cornejo, the son of Jamie and Maria Cornejo, was crowned the 2016 Duke of Wellington.Cornejo was crowned Friday night at the annual Duke Ceremony held after the Wellington-Andale basketball games. The other Duke candidates were Wesley Gilmore, Connor Phelps, Jared Shields, and Nate Ybarra. The child attendants were Tegan Buck, daughter of Tyler and Kaitlin Buck; and Miller Renn, the son of Katie and Austin Renn. (See photo gallery of ceremony here.)Cornejo is a member of the St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. He has been involved in the National Honor Society for three years, a State Thespian member for three years. Recently, he was named best overall actor for two years in the Wellington High School theater, third degree Knight of Knights of Columbus and is on the Principal’s Honor Roll.Other activities Cornejo is involved in include: CYM Board member for four years, Community Theater for eight years, and Wellington High School theater for four years. Cornejo’s future plans are going to Cowley Community College with a major in performance arts. After Cowley, he hopes to go to New York and become a cast member of Saturday Night Live.He was escorted by Alexis Hinman.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more