January 19

Sports groups hold own rallies

first_imgAnd the group seeking his ouster is bracing itself for a tough fight.“We will now shift gear and pressure the government to file charges against Peping and those who are found to be guilty in mismanaging people’s money,” Mequi said.Aside from calling for Cojuangco’s resignation, Fernandez said the rally in Cebu was also to call for a more equitable means for provincial athletes to make the national team.“What we are doing here is for the athletes, especially the ones from the provinces,” said Fernandez.“We feel like we are always victims of favoritism and prejudice,” added the PBA legend, who cited the problems of Mary Joy Tabal with the athletics association.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide PSC Commissioner Mon Fernandez leads demonstrators in Cebu for the ouster of POC president Peping Cojuangco. Contributed photo. A group composed of concerned sports officials, coaches, athletes and sports aficionados held separate peace rallies in Manila and Cebu Thursday in an effort to pressure the Philippine Olympic Committee into a change of leadership.And with the target of the rallies, POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco reportedly unmoved by calls for his resignation, it looks like things are just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Navarro catches fire late as San Sebastian forces three-way tie for 4th Hundreds showed up in the Cebu rally, which was a bit larger than the one that gathered at Rizal Memorial. But Mequi said the important thing was to get the call for change going.“The presence of the old and the children, and a very apparent absence of those in-between, reflects the state of Philippine sports,” Mequi said. “The in-between who were not there constitute those who are involved in sports as leaders or managers of sports who tolerate the current practice of [not caring], who are satisfied with mediocrity.” How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What will follow will be worth watching,” said former Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Perry Mequi, who led a small group that assembled at Rizal Memorial Coliseum for the Manila rally.In Cebu City, PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez led a bigger group that gathered at Fuente Osmeña circle and exhorted the athletes to distance themselves from the politicking and focus on their training.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Just keep practicing and let us do the fight for you,” Fernandez told the athletes.Cojuangco, who arrived from Turkmenistan, where he watched the campaign of the Philippine delegation in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, could not be reached for comment but sources say he will not give in to calls for his resignation. View commentslast_img read more

November 26

All Indian cell phones to have panic buttons from Jan 1, 2017

first_imgNew Delhi, May 6 (PTI) Come January 1, 2017. Every mobile phone in India will be fitted with a panic button that can be used by women in danger, Minister for Child and Women Development Maneka Gandhi said today. “Panic buttons will be mandatory from January 1, 2017 and any woman in danger can press it. Earlier mobile phones will be retrofitted,” she told Rajya Sabha while replying to a private members resolution on women safety issues. An app is also being developed through which at least 10 people will get an alarm in case of an emergency. The phones will also have GPS so that even if the molester throws the mobile, the location of the woman can be traced, she said. Maintaining that Panchayati Raj has empowered women with 2 lakh of them becoming sarpanches, Gandhi lamented that sadly in many cases, their husbands did the actual work and were called “sarpanchpati” and “pradhanpatis” while the women remained in veils (ghunghat). Elaborating on other measures to protect women from sexual harassment, she said the government has ensured sexual harassment committees in every work place and “Finance Minister has been requested by us to declare in audit that there will be one woman director in every companys board.” She said that instead of wife or daughters, every company board would soon have independent directors. Also, it is being ensured that there are 33 per cent women in police force which will ensure women safety, Gandhi The Minister said there will be one-stop centres for women who have been victims of violence and 130 such centres will be opened this year, while the government has plans to take it to 660. As soon as states provide 300 square feet of land for such centres, they will be made within two months. Gandhi said the work by government in preventing female foeticide has led to good results and in a state like Haryana, in one year the ratio of females has increased from 830 to 907 per 1000 males, she said. (more) PTI NAM ARC ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

November 16

Chelsea v Huddersfield Town: match preview

first_img Corners 5 Kongolo 17 Kovacic Venue Stamford BridgeLast season Chelsea 1 Huddersfield 1Referee Paul TierneyThis season G16 Y62 R1 4.00 cards/gameOdds H 1-5 A 18-1 D 6-1CHELSEASubs from Caballero, Green, Ampadu, Palmieiri, Cahill, Barkley, Rüdiger, Zappacosta, Kovacic, Drinkwater, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, PedroDoubtful Christensen (hamstring), Rüdiger (knee)Injured NoneSuspended NoneDiscipline Y31 R0Form WWDWLLLeading scorer Hazard 10HUDDERSFIELDSubs from Hamer, Smith, Löwe, Kongolo, Bacuna, Mbenza, Depoitre, Bacuna, Puncheon, Pritchard, MouniéDoubtful Billing (knee), Mbenza (calf)Injured Sabiri (collarbone, 23 Feb), Williams (knee, Mar)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y35 R3Form LLLDLLLeading scorer Jørgensen 3 24 Mounie Premier League HUD CHE 35 65 12 Hamer 7 Bacuna 10 Hazard Share on Pinterest (s 83′) 7 Kante The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Huddersfield 9 Kachunga 22 Willian 11 2 HUD35CHE65% Share on Twitter 1 Lossl 8 Billing 5 Jorginho Chelsea 2 Rudiger Maurizio Sarri has presided over Chelsea being humiliated in their last two Premier League games and dropping out of the top four, heaping pressure on the manager before the visit of struggling Huddersfield. This might normally be an appealing fixture in which to kick-start a revival, and for Gonzalo Higuaín to adjust better to the frantic rhythm of the Premier League, but Huddersfield arrive with little to lose. They guaranteed their top-flight survival in this fixture last season. Stamford Bridge holds plenty of good memories. Dominic FifieldSaturday 3pm Share via Email 8 Barkley Huddersfield 28 Azpilicueta 12 Loftus-Cheek Chelsea Reuse this content 15 Lowe Share on Facebook 1 Arrizabalaga (s 27′) Foulscenter_img 16 Chelsea Off target 3 Huddersfield 6 Chelsea On target 2 Huddersfield 33 Hadergjonaj resources 26 Schindler Match stats 27 Christensen 25 Jorgensen 10 Mooy Substitutes Lineups (s 77′) 13 Caballero 9 Higuain Read more 11 Pedro 3 Alonso 21 Pritchard Possession 2 Smith 20 Hudson-Odoi Share on WhatsApp (s 67′) (s 70′) Topics 18 Mbenza Match previews 8 5 18 Giroud Share on Messenger 11 Diakhaby Substitutes 42 Puncheon 30 Luiz Share on LinkedIn Goal attempts (s 84′) 16 Ahearne-Grantlast_img read more