Palace slams petition seeking to bare Rody’s medical records

first_imgLawyer Dino De Leon has filed anExtremely Urgent Petition for Mandamus asking the high court to direct Duterte,through the Office of the President and/or Executive Secretary SalvadorMedialdea, to disclose his medical records, undergo confirmatory tests, andrelease these tests’ results. “There is no evidence submitted beforethe high court that the President is suffering from a serious illness,” Panelosaid. “I am encouraging the petitioner to improve his knowledge on the law.” “The issue on the health of thePresident is now with the Supreme Court, and I look forward to their swiftaction, in light of the urgency of the situation,” he added./PN MANILA – Malacañang lambasted a petitionfiled by a lawyer urging the Supreme Court (SC) to compel President RodrigoDuterte to release to the public his medical records. “The petition does not have any factualor legal bases. It is hornbook doctrine that a petition before a court of lawcannot be anchored on mere conjectures or surmises,” he added. Chief Presidential Legal CounselSalvador Panelo said the petition, which claimed that Duterte looked“physically unwell” during his previous address regarding the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, were “just purely speculations.” “The petition filed by a certain lawyerbefore the Supreme Court to compel President Duterte to disclose the results ofhis medical exams or other health records warrants an outright dismissal,”Panelo said in a statement. “The suit may have been a product ofpetitioner’s boredom as a result of the enhanced community quarantine. He mayinstead want to use his time by brushing up his law,” he added. Panelo cited Article VII, Section 12 ofthe 1987 Constitution as he assured that the public will be informed of thestate of the President’s health only if he has a serious illness. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the nation on Monday night amid the extended Luzon lockdown and coronavirus outbreak in the country. PTV “This Extremely Urgent Petition forMandamus was mainly brought about by my concern as a citizen on the physicaland mental fitness of President Duterte to steer the nation as we face thehealth crisis,” De Leon said in a Facebook post on Monday night.last_img read more

Bakayoko agrees personal terms with AC Milan

first_img Loading… read also:Bakayoko wants Milan move And Gazzetta dello Sport says negotiations have reached an advanced stage as Bakayoko has agreed on personal terms with the Rossonero. For their part, Chelsea are demanding a fee to sell the midfielder, but are unlikely to price Bakayoko out of a move to Milan. An initial asking price has been set at €20m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, is a step away from signing for AC Milan. After a season on-loan at AS Monaco, Bakayoko has been encouraged to find himself a new club by Chelsea this summer. A return to AC Milan has long been mooted, where he spent the 2018/19 season on-loan.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeWhat Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Modern Day RealitiesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much Easier8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”last_img read more

McIlroy accepts fine run is over

first_img McIlroy was seeking his third win in four weeks, having followed his victory in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play with a third consecutive top-10 finish in the Players Championship and a seven-shot triumph at Quail Hollow on Sunday. However, the world number one slumped to a second round of 78 in the European Tour’s flagship event to finish five over par, 15 shots behind halfway leader Francesco Molinari. The 26-year-old admitted his patience was wearing thin after throwing a club in frustration during an opening 71, a situation which never looked likely to improve on Friday. Bogeys on the third and sixth were followed by a birdie on the eighth, before the wheels truly came off on the back nine with a bogey on the 10th and a double-bogey on the next, where a wild hook off the tee resulted in an unplayable lie and another hook into the crowd with his second attempt. Further dropped shots on the 13th and 16th were followed by a birdie on the 17th, but a three-putt bogey on the last summed up McIlroy’s day and the only good news was a welcome weekend off before his duties as tournament host in next week’s Irish Open. ” I’m not going to read too much into it,” McIlroy said after his worst score since also shooting 78 in the second round of the Scottish Open last July, which was one of a string of bad Friday performances ended in style during the following week’s Open Championship. “It was inevitable at some point that the run was going to come to a bit of an end. I’m sort of back to my usual at Wentworth. It wasn’t great before I won last year and it hasn’t been great after. “Any time you’re defending a title you want to come back and give it a valiant effort. This week wasn’t really that. “I’m not angry. A little disappointed I’m not going to be here for the weekend, but if there was any weekend to miss, coming off the back of three good weeks in the States…. I’m probably in need of a little bit of a rest. “If anything good comes out of this, it’s just that I get a couple of days over the weekend to refresh mentally.” Defending champion Rory McIlroy crashed out of the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, reverting to his “usual” performance at Wentworth by missing the cut for the third time in four years. Press Association McIlroy’s early departure was not the only bad news for tournament organisers and incoming European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley, who visited Wentworth on Friday as he prepares to succeed George O’Grady in July. Two-time winner Luke Donald carded a second successive 70 to finish four under par, but suggested that the greens needed replacing for the second time in six years. “I guess the only way to fix them is to redo them again,” said Donald. “I f there’s one tournament you should expect them to be perfect, it’s this one. “It’s not a question we haven’t talked about over the years. It has happened a few times. “When they redid the greens (in 2009) and I look at the success I had (finishing second in 2010 and winning in 2011 and 2012), I would certainly be a proponent of doing them again.” Former US Open champion Justin Rose agreed after a 72 left him one under, adding: “I just watched myself on TV knocking in a four-footer on 18 and it looked easy, but that was different from the running commentary in my head. ” They are bouncy and then it becomes a mental thing, you don’t quite trust your reads. “It’s disappointing in the sense that the whole reason we changed this course was that if a player has a six-foot putt to win and hits a good putt, it should go in. “We are back in the situation where that six-footer might not be true come Sunday afternoon.” Molinari, who has recorded three straight top-10 finishes at Wentworth and was joint second in the Spanish Open on Sunday, added a 69 to his opening 65 to finish 10 under par, one shot ahead of Korea’s An Byeong-hun, who completed a flawless 64 shortly before 8pm. ”Obviously I’m delighted to have gone a little bit further under par and just need to keep doing the same,” said Molinari, who recovered from two bogeys in his first three holes. “I know how hard I’ve been working the last few months, so it’s nice to see that it’s paying off on the course.” Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee were two off the lead on eight under, with Spanish Open winner James Morrison another shot back. last_img read more

FBI Activity at Seven Bridges Community in Delray Beach

first_imgA spokesman said agents were at the Seven Bridges community on “court ordered law enforcement activity.”However, the agency has not released any additional information at this time. The FBI spent part of Thursday at a neighborhood in west Delray Beach.last_img

Concerned cricket stakeholders stage peaceful protest outside AG’s Office

first_imgSTAKEHOLDERS for the game of Cricket in Guyana, yesterday staged a peaceful protest outside the Chambers of the country’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, calling for government’s intervention to bring some ‘semblance of normalcy’ to the way the game is administered.The group’s placards displayed several malpractices by the Guyana Cricket Board which recently became Cricket Guyana Inc., now becoming an incorporated entity.Among many things, the group is unanimously calling for unhindered elections by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), calling for the Government of Guyana to act on the Cricket Administration Bill which was passed in the National Assembly in 2014.The Guyana Cricket Administration Bill that seeks to provide legal administrative guidelines for cricket.The Bill had found favour with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), but the Alliance For Change (AFC) did not offer any support when it was being tabled in the National Assembly.Frank Anthony, who was at the time Minister of Sport, presented the Bill to the National Assembly and said it was drafted after extensive consultations with all stakeholders, and more so, following recommendations in a ruling made by the High Court.Anthony pointed out that the Bill firstly, makes it legal for the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) to be established as a corporate body comprising the Demerara, Essequibo and the Berbice Cricket Boards, all of which will also be made corporate entities.A section of the Bill will address the issue of phantom voting for the election of persons for administrative positions and at the same time will give limited power to the Minister of Sport.The National Assembly was also told that the Bill provides for better financial accountability. As such, the GCB, under this new legislation, will be required to present timely audited financial reports to the National Assembly, as well as the National Sports Commission.However, three years later and several court matters involving the GCB and the Berbice Cricket Board, as well as the Government of Guyana, cricket took a nosedive as several public displays between the GCB and disgruntled affiliates and stakeholders unfolded.The Group also accused the Government of Guyana for being “in bed” with the GCB which they deemed “illegal”.Under the David Granger-led Government, the GCB has received considerable amount of support for a number of projects and developmental programmes.The group plans on continuing their protest until they have an audience with the Government.last_img read more

UEFA confirms teams could forfeit Nations League matches over COVID-19

first_imgBERN (Reuters) – UEFA has confirmed that teams could ultimately forfeit upcoming Nations League matches if they are unable to turn out due to players testing positive for COVID-19, or that the drawing of lots could decide a result.Soccer’s European governing body said that matches could also be officiated by non-neutral referees should any of the originally-appointed match officials test positive.Two rounds of matches will be played between Sept. 3 and 8, the first competitive internationals in Europe since the coronavirus outbreak, and UEFA acknowledged that preparations were progressing against “a background of difficulties”.All the matches are due to be played in the originally-scheduled venues except Moldova v Kosovo which has been moved to Parma in Italy, although this is because Moldova does not recognise Kosovo as an independent nation.UEFA said that positive COVID-19 cases from tests conducted before matches could result in groups of players, officials or entire teams being placed into quarantine.In the case of quarantined players, UEFA said the match would go ahead as long as the team still had 13 players available including at least one goalkeeper.If a team did not have 13 players, UEFA said it would try to reschedule the match. However, if this was not possible, the disciplinary committee would decide on the outcome and the team judged to be responsible for the postponement would forfeit the game.If neither or both teams were judged responsible, the result would be decided by the drawing of lots, UEFA said.UEFA said that, should any match officials test positive, it might “exceptionally appoint replacement match officials who may be of the same nationality as one of the national associations and/or may not be on the FIFA list”.last_img read more

Osaka Suffers Shock Loss  to World No 78 in Fed Cup Tie

first_imgFormer world number one Naomi Osaka suffered a shock 6-0 6-3 loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo as Spain took a 1-0 lead in their Fed Cup tie against Japan.Osaka lost her opening 10 points on serve as Sorribes Tormo dominated in the opening set of the match at La Manga Club in Murcia.The Japanese player led 2-0 in the second set, but Sorribes Tormo, ranked 78th in the world, fought back. The winners will be one of 12 nations in April’s new-look Fed Cup Finals.“We knew Sara could make it very uncomfortable for Naomi and she stuck to the gameplan perfectly,” said Spain captain Anabel Medina Garrigues.Carla Suarez Navarro, playing in what is likely to be her last home Fed Cup tie, faces Japan’s Misaki Doi in the second singles match later on Friday.Great Britain are also trying to book their place in the Fed Cup Finals and they play away in Slovakia this weekend.Osaka Suffers Shock Loss  to World No 78 in Fed Cup TieFormer world number one Naomi Osaka suffered a shock 6-0 6-3 loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo as Spain took a 1-0 lead in their Fed Cup tie against Japan.Osaka lost her opening 10 points on serve as Sorribes Tormo dominated in the opening set of the match at La Manga Club in Murcia.The Japanese player led 2-0 in the second set, but Sorribes Tormo, ranked 78th in the world, fought back.The winners will be one of 12 nations in April’s new-look Fed Cup Finals.“We knew Sara could make it very uncomfortable for Naomi and she stuck to the gameplan perfectly,” said Spain captain Anabel Medina Garrigues.Carla Suarez Navarro, playing in what is likely to be her last home Fed Cup tie, faces Japan’s Misaki Doi in the second singles match later on Friday.Great Britain are also trying to book their place in the Fed Cup Finals and they play away in Slovakia this weekend.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williamslast_img read more

Commercials ease into South decider

first_imgClonmel Commercials are through to the South Senior Football final.They saw off the challenge of Ardfinnan in last night’s semi-final.2-16 to 10 points the final score in Ballyporeen. They now await the winners of the replay between Moyle Rovers and Killenaule.last_img

Eagles Stun Patriots to Lift First Super Bowl

first_imgThe Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time by beating the New England Patriots 41-33 in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.On a night when records tumbled and the expected norms of an NFL game went out the window, the Eagles – led majestically by quarterback Nick Foles – produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl crown.Zach Ertz’s touchdown with less than three minutes remaining put the Eagles into a five-point lead, but it took Brandon Graham’s sack on Tom Brady just moments later to seemingly put the game beyond the reigning champions.Even then the Eagles had to withstand a late march downfield by Brady, but victory was finally assured when a Hail Mary attempt came to nothing as the clock ticked down to zero. In a game featuring just one punt and one sack – Graham’s key hit on Brady – the action was breathless and, for the most part, unprecedented in NFL history.Chief among the highlights was the glorious moment when Foles – later named the game’s Most Valuable Player – caught a pass from tight end Trey Burton on a gutsy trick play, making him the first player ever to throw and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl.Foles also threw for three touchdowns from 373 passing yards, the 29-year-old Texan capping off his fairytale rise since being drafted in to replace the injured Carson Wentz three games from the end of the regular season.Opposite number Brady, meanwhile, is left to wonder just how he failed to add to his five Super Bowl rings despite 505 passing yards – a Super Bowl record – and three touchdown passes.The explosive nature of the two offenses saw the Eagles and Patriots combine for 1,151 yards in total, a record not just for a Super Bowl but for any regular- or post-season game in NFL history.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bookmakers commit to £3m funding scheme for Greyhound welfare

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Mims Davies – UK SportsThe UK greyhound scene secures a much-needed uplift, as this morning the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed a new funding deal of £3 million for the ‘Greyhound Trust’, focusing on animal welfare, training and protections.The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, with the UKGC securing a voluntary agreement with – Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting & Gaming and Paddy Power Betfair.The new contributions, follow bookmakers Ladbrokes-Coral, bet365 and Jennings Bet who in 2018 outlined that they would back a new co-funded scheme for Greyhound racing.Updating stakeholders, new UK Minister for Sports, Mims Davies confirms that funding will focus on:-Developing a new veterinary staff training programExpanding greyhound injury recovery schemesEnsuring better and more active lives for greyhounds’ post trainingFinding more homes for greyhounds as they enter retirementImproving safety standards/provisions across the UK’s 21 licensed greyhound racing tracksBacking the new funding scheme arrangement UK Sports Minister, Mims Davies, said: “I am delighted to have reached an agreement with leading operators to ensure the welfare of our greyhounds is protected and improved through this fund.“As the sixth most watched sport in Britain, it is clear that the welfare and care of all racing greyhounds, from registration to retirement, must be a fundamental part of its successful future.“I strongly urge all remaining bookmakers that take bets on greyhound racing who have not signed up to this agreement to follow suit and support the sport.“Any greyhounds put to sleep due to medical treatment being too expensive, or poor prognosis is one too many – we must stop this.”Moving forward, UK bookmakers and further stakeholders will form the ‘Greyhound Commitment’ – a long-term strategic plan from the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, which will ensure animal welfare and the integrity of greyhound racing remain paramount in the sport.Mark Bird – Greyhound BoardMark Bird, Managing Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, said:“The Greyhound Board are extremely grateful for the conclusion of the mediation and the commitment of the major bookmakers to contribute additional funds from their online businesses.“The GBGB has outlined clear ambitions, within our ‘Greyhound Commitment’ as to where this new income will be spent, with the majority supporting greyhound welfare standards and initiatives, both throughout their racing careers but also as part their homing process following retirement from the sport.” Related Articles Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020last_img read more