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Honduras accuse Australia of ‘espionage’ by drone

Posted in uwvmwtei on May 14th, 2020

first_imgHonduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto has accused Australia of “espionage” after alleging they had used a drone to film his team’s training sessions ahead of today’s decisive World Cup playoff match.The Honduran National Football Federation posted on Twitter footage of a drone flying above Sydney’s Olympic Stadium where the team trained after their long flight from Central America.Honduras face the Socceroos at the same stadium on Wednesday in the deciding second leg of their intercontinental playoff with the scores level at 0-0 after a tight first leg in San Pedro Sula on Friday.While Football Federation Australia said they were not involved in the drone incident, Pinto said the affair was “embarrassing for such an advanced country”.“Let’s not be innocent, it’s espionage in football,” he told reporters through a translator on Tuesday.“When Australia went to Honduras, they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadium where they trained.“It just takes some of the merit away from the fair play and the sporting event that will be held tomorrow.”Pinto was also involved in a row with the media at the start of Monday’s session when he tried to close training before the 15 minutes of open access allowed under FIFA rules.The Colombian also suggested on his arrival in Sydney that someone in the Honduran media had leaked tactical details to Australia.“Regardless of the incident with the drone, and the possibility of a journalist from Honduras leaking information regarding our team, we are happy with the welcome we have had here,” said Pinto.“We are facing a balanced side. We need to be aggressive and I’ll be even happier we’re able to go back to Honduras with qualification.”Honduras’ bid for a fourth appearance at the World Cup finals, and third in a row, has been far from plain sailing and they needed two second-half goals to clinch a place in the playoff with a 3-2 win over Mexico last month.On Wednesday, Pinto will be able to call on experienced captain Maynor Figueroa and winger Alberth Elis, who were both suspended for the first leg.But it is the long balls through to forward Carlo Costly, who came close to breaking the deadlock in the first leg, that might concern Australia most as they seek to avoid conceding an away goal.“Without a doubt we’ll be employing long balls tomorrow,” Pinto said.“If the head coach of Australia is watching the press conference, he has an insight into our gameplan.”last_img read more

Thomasian spirit will always remain with me, says Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 17th, 2020

first_imgChristian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 Taal03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Who would’ve thought that the one who helped break the collective hearts of Thomasians was a former University of Santo Tomas student himself?Oliver Almadro crushed the Golden Tigresses’ title hopes when he steered Ateneo to the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball championship after three games and give the Lady Eagles their third ever title in team history.ADVERTISEMENT Former NBA star Odom used ‘fake penis’ to cheat drug testers in 2004 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ DOJ dismisses CIDG drug complaint vs Albayalde LATEST STORIES PNP: Albayalde innocent until proven guilty View comments PH Air Force air surveillance radar system project awaits award noticecenter_img 3 suspected drug pushers nabbed in Lucena busts And this type of fanfare stuck with him even when he left UST in 1998 to transfer to Colegio de San Juan de Letran, UST’s sister school under the Dominican order.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsIt was with the Knights where Almadro eventually became a varsity player as an unheralded setter. It was also at Letran where he started his coaching career.Almadro said he was a working student for one year at Letran, focusing on his studies as a Computer Management student wherein he got the Best Thesis and Best Oral Defense recognitions.Apart from burning the midnight oil, Almadro also learned from the best coaches possible, becoming a former deputy of Nes Pamilar and La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus.Almadro was De Jesus’ assistant from 1997 to 2007 at La Salle, and in between that time graduated from Letran in 1999.ADVERTISEMENT He may have been to many schools but his Thomasian spirit remains strong.“My identity as a Thomasian was still there because my parents and sisters were Dominicans so that spirit will always remain with me,” said Almadro. “I would like to thank my family because it was because of them that I became passionate.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists 3 arrested in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almadro was once a student of UST’s Faculty of Engineering. He took up Electrical Engineering and tried his luck with the Tiger Spikers as a setter but failed to crack the team that won the Season 55 title.“I just tried out, and during that time there was no libero yet so I tried out as a setter since I’m a small guy,” said Almadro after Ateneo’s Game 3 win, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*t“I couldn’t make the lineup so I decided to just play for the college team of Engineering.”Almadro, whose parents and sisters graduated from UST, said his stay at the university was smack in the middle of the Growling Tigers’ four-peat run under Aric del Rosario. ‘DOJ charges Albayalde, 12 ‘ninja cops’ with graftlast_img read more

Accused willingly signed confession statement – Police Sergeant

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 13th, 2020

first_imgTaxi driver’s murderAs the trial of Clifton Graham continues – who allegedly murdered taxi driverMurder accusedClifton GrahamRolston Bernard Henry – Police Sergeant Radesh Persaud took the stand at Wednesday’s hearing. This was the first time that jurors were allowed to hear the witnesses’ statements after Justice Roxanne George admitted the evidence into the trial. Sergeant Persaud recalled that based on information he received, there was a confrontation between Curt Deen and Graham. Persaud stated that he interviewed Deen, who recounted the accusation that Graham was involved in the taxi driver’s murder.At this point, Defence Counsel objected on grounds that Curt Deen’s statements are “hearsay” evidence. After continuous exchanges between the defence and the prosecution, Justice George allowed the witness to proceed, with expectation that Deen will testify at some point in the trial.According to the witness’ evidence, Deen outlined what he overheard.”Last night, we hijack a car, took de driver to LBI… [Graham] hold down he hand and ‘Fineman’ cut he throat and kill he,” Deen was said to have heard.After this disclosure, the Police rank stated that Graham was cautioned, arrested and read his rights as a prisoner. Persaud also denied that Graham was ever beaten, which the defence had placed excessive emphasis upon earlier in the trial. The Police Sergeant also noted that Graham obliged to a written statement, in the presence of another police witness, Sergeant Adams. This occurred between 16:20h and 16:35h.“At no time did I use threats, force or inducement to obtain the said statement,” Sergeant Persaud claimed, noting that Graham accepted much culpability for the crime.“Everything that Curt Deen said is true except I neva hold down de man for anybody cut out de man throat,” Graham was said to have expressed to Sergeant Persaud, whose hand-written statement was accepted as an exhibit. “I asked Graham to show me the scene of the crime and Graham pointed out the spot to me and told me: ‘this is where Gavin and Coolie kill de man’,” the Police rank told the jury. He added that the murder-accused showed him the area in which he had “dumped the bloody clothes” belonging to the driver. The court heard that it was at this point that the National Identification Card, insurance policy and taxi cards were found by the witness who retrieved and lodged the articles at a Police station. The jury was however informed that the Police witness never recovered the blood clothes. Meanwhile, the owner of the silver grey PKK 9036 car that the taxi driver operated, Sheldon Mc Donald and Henry’s then reputed wife Carmitta Collins also took the stand at Wednesday’s trial. McDonald’s evidence established that Henry worked for him. This witness stated that he had only contracted the driver just three weeks prior to his death. He also noted that the taxi driver kept his car and that he received $18,000 every Monday but did not see him on the day of his demise.He added that upon Police showing him his car, sometime after, he noticed several missing items including a DVD player, four seat coverings, a six-inch speaker, spare wheel and jack. He was shown the seat coverings in court and identified the set. Under cross-examination, McDonald could not recall the day that he had identified the items.Henry’s reputed wife, Carmitta Collins, noted that she saw Henry on the night of May 2 and was in the car and noted that everything was intact. After leaving him, she went to Stabroek Market, purchased some items and left for home via minibus. The jury was told that about 23:23h, she called “Raul” on his mobile phone but got no response. She made repeated calls after which one was eventually answered but “no one spoke”. Collins explained that she “heard a breeze and indecent language” over the phone which was then cut off. The case continues this morning.last_img read more

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Posted in uwvmwtei on January 11th, 2020

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Nu ez avoids vote on governor’s health plan

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 6th, 2020

first_imgBy Laura Kurtzman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez backed away from a showdown with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over health care on Thursday and decided against putting the governor’s plan to a vote. Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Democrat, said the speaker called it off because he was “making progress” in talks with the Republican governor. Nu ez is promoting an alternative with Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, that can pass on a simple majority and therefore without GOP votes. But the governor says it asks too much of businesses. Democrats want employers to spend at least 7.5percent of their payrolls on health care or pay that amount into a state fund. In the governor’s plan, businesses would pay about half that amount. The governor’s plan also would raise the low rates California pays doctors and hospitals to treat poor people under the federal-state Medi-Cal program.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A vote almost certainly would have been a rout for the governor, who has been insisting, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that his approach to universal health care can win overwhelming bipartisan support in the state Legislature. But it also could have been awkward for Nu ez and other Democrats. If they cast votes for the governor’s plan, they would have been on record as endorsing features they say they cannot accept, such as making health insurance mandatory. Nu ez vowed to call the vote last week, after Schwarzenegger threatened to veto the Democrats’ health reform bill, which is making its way through the state Legislature. Nu ez said it would demonstrate that Republicans would never vote for the governor’s $12 billion plan because it calls for new charges on doctors, hospitals and employers, in part to expand coverage to millions of uninsured people. Because it involves raising taxes, the governor’s plan needs a two-thirds majority to pass. last_img read more

County, ex-litigation official settle

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 3rd, 2020

first_imgCounty Counsel Ray Fortner was out of the country and could not be reached for comment, but other officials in the County Counsel’s Office said the increase in legal costs is not related to Nagle’s departure. “Judgments and settlements go up and down and part of it is reflected in juries getting more generous,” said Senior Assistant County Counsel Steve Carnevale, who served as interim litigation cost manager after Nagle was fired. “I think everybody has seen that, not just in the public sector, but in private industry, as well. And part of it is more litigation.” Nagle, who also helped cut litigation costs when he worked at Superior National Insurance Co., from 1996 to 2003, worked for the county from May 2003 until he was fired in October 2006. “I am glad that this matter was resolved in a climate of reason and understanding without the need for litigation,” said Nagle, a graduate of Pepperdine University and the Southwestern University of School of Law. In a twist worthy of a Hollywood legal drama, the official credited with saving Los Angeles County taxpayers millions of dollars in legal costs has quietly been paid $450,000 to settle his wrongful-termination suit. Los Angeles County supervisors on July 31 approved the settlement with Robert Nagle, the former litigation cost manager who filed a $2.2 million suit in April and accepted the deal late last month. In the year since the 58-year-old Agoura Hills attorney was fired, the county’s costs for judgments, settlements and outside legal fees have begun to creep back up. County legal costs hit a high of $109 million in 2002-03 but dropped to $74 million in 2003-04 and $75 million in 2004-05 during Nagle’s tenure, according to the County Counsel’s Office. They are projected to total $89 million for 2006-07. Nagle was replaced in June by attorney Steve Estabrook, who has nearly 30 years of legal experience, including stints as a prosecutor in Contra Costa County and associate litigation director for Litton Industries Inc. “My first order of business is to get my arms around the costs,” Estabrook said. “In terms of bringing them down, that will involve a number of items. I’m just formulating that now.” Fortner gave no reason for firing Nagle. But in a letter sent to county supervisors after his dismissal, Nagle alleged that Fortner’s office hid information about rising costs, failed to comply with cost-cutting policies and didn’t notify the supervisors about conflicts of interest. Fortner, who was named county counsel in late 2004, denied the allegations and gave the supervisors a confidential 29-page rebuttal letter. Supervisors Gloria Molina and Michael D. Antonovich called for an independent investigation into Nagle’s allegations but their motion failed. Instead, the board ordered an internal audit of Fortner’s office. In a confidential January report obtained by the Daily News, Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley wrote that County Counsel’s Office staffers had not consistently followed procedures, which may have led to higher litigation costs. The County Counsel’s Office has recently again come under fire after Fortner quietly decided to end the longtime practice of publicly releasing details about lawsuit settlements. Fortner justified his actions by saying lawyers with lawsuits pending against the county used the online documents to demand more money in settlement negotiations. But under fire that the move fostered a culture of secrecy, the supervisors directed Fortner to rescind the policy. Last month, Molina introduced a motion for Tuesday’s upcoming meeting calling on Fortner’s office to make all lawsuit settlements public. Chief Deputy County Counsel Donovan Main said the office uses a variety of criteria for determining which cases should be made public – including the settlement of Nagle’s case. But Molina spokeswoman Roxane Marquez said the supervisor is closely monitoring litigation costs at the County Counsel’s Office and hopes her colleagues will vote to again make all legal settlements public. “We feel, for the most part, that the public has a right to know what is going on,” Marquez said. “After all, these are public institutions and we are talking about the public’s money.” (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tottenham target Italian international defender

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 3rd, 2020

first_img Juventus star Angelo Ogbonna Tottenham are preparing a bid for out-of-favour Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna.Ogbonna has struggled to break into Juve’s first team this season, having only served as back-up to first-choice centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.The Italian international’s opportunities with the Old Lady are likely to decrease even further when Daniele Rugani returns from his loan spell with Empoli.According to Tuttosport, Spurs are keen on bringing Ogbonna to White Hart Lane and will start negotiations with the Italian club when the season finishes.Ogbonna, who has 10 caps for Italy, joined Juventus from city rivals Torino for £9.5million in 2013, but has been restricted to just 38 appearances in two seasons. 1last_img read more

Death Row’s oldest executed

Posted in uwvmwtei on December 29th, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Allen deserves capital punishment because he was already serving a life sentence for murder when he masterminded the murders of three innocent young people and conspired to attack the heart of our criminal justice system,” state prosecutor Ward Campbell said. Allen raised two claims never before endorsed by the high court: that executing a frail old man would violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and that the 23 years he spent on Death Row were unconstitutionally cruel. Allen is legally blind, nearly deaf and uses a wheelchair to get around. His heart stopped in September, but doctors revived him and returned him to San Quentin Prison’s Death Row. Allen requested a do-not-resuscitate order if he had any health problems before the execution, prison spokesman Eric Messick said. “These infirmities are not simply the result of the passage of time or of old age, as some would suggest, but result from prison authorities’ deliberate neglect of his medical needs while in the state’s custody,” said Annette Carnegie, one of Allen’s attorneys. Allen was to become California’s 13th condemned inmate executed since state lawmakers restored capital punishment in 1977 and the third in the last 12 months. The U.S. Supreme Court has said it is cruel and unusual to execute inmates who killed when they were juveniles, the mentally retarded, and those who are so mentally incompetent they do not understand their punishment. But the court has never set an upper age limit for executions or created an exception for physical illness. Justice Stephen Breyer, who in 2002 expressed an interest in deciding whether a long stay on Death Row was unconstitutionally cruel, was the lone dissenter in Allen’s case. “Petitioner is 76 years old, blind, suffers from diabetes and is confined to a wheelchair, and has been on Death Row for 23 years,” Breyer wrote. “I believe that in the circumstances he raises a significant question as to whether his execution would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.” The high court upheld a Sunday decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which concluded that Allen’s age and illness were not grounds for being spared. The San Francisco-based appeals court also said Allen waited too long to address the longevity question. The court insisted Allen should have filed such a claim years ago, not on the eve of his execution – a decision left intact by the Supreme Court. His case generated far less publicity than last month’s execution of Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, whose case set off a nationwide debate over the possibility of redemption on Death Row, with Hollywood stars and capital punishment foes arguing that Williams had made amends by writing children’s books about the dangers of gangs. There were only about 200 people gathered outside the prison gates before the execution, about one-tenth of the crowd that came out last month for Williams. A large sound system played rap and light rock music as the small crowd milled about. Allen’s final meal was white-meat chicken from KFC, a buffalo steak, whole milk, sugar-free pecan pie and black walnut ice cream. “He described today as a good day and said he had a good time visiting with his family,” Messick said. Allen went to prison for having his teenage son’s 17-year-old girlfriend murdered for fear she would tell police about a Fresno market burglary. While behind bars in 1980, he directed a hit man to kill seven witnesses, including Bryon Schletewitz, whose family owned Fran’s Market. Schletewitz and two clerks – Douglas Scott White and Josephine Rocha – were slain. Two others in the market were injured. The killings landed Allen and hit man Billy Ray Hamilton on Death Row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – California executed its oldest condemned inmate early today for arranging a triple murder 25 years ago to silence witnesses in another killing. Clarence Ray Allen was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 12:38 a.m. at San Quentin State Prison, less than an hour after his 76th birthday ended at midnight. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Allen’s final appeal Monday. Allen was had been jailed for a triple murder he ordered from behind bars 25 years ago to silence witnesses to another killing. last_img read more

Former Secretary of State appeals guilty verdict

Posted in uwvmwtei on December 22nd, 2019

first_imgFormer Secretary of State Charlie White appeared in court Tuesday to appeal his guilty verdict after a jury convicted him of six felony charges linked to voter fraud.White had registered to vote at his ex-wife‘s house, saying that he lived there. However, prosecutors argued that White actually lived with his current wife in a Fishers condo outside of his town council district.White was sentenced to one year of home detention and blamed his lawyer for a weak defense and is suing him for legal malpractice.   White elected to call his former wife, his mom and his former lawyer in hopes of getting a new trial. In a post-conviction document, White says former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi gave him “ineffective” counsel and was ignorant of the law.  White said Brizzi decided not to call witnesses during the trial or put him on the stand.Brizzi testified Tuesday for about four hours and said it would have been a disaster to let White testify during his 2012 trial.White and his wife will testify next week as the hearing continues.last_img read more

#SHRM14 HR Motivators: Josh Rock

Posted in uwvmwtei on December 18th, 2019

first_imgI personally like and use Twitter more than the others. It allows me to rock out content in short, but valuable bursts and to engage job seekers and fellow HR pros. HR doesn’t create culture, but brings it to the forefront of the organization. HR professionals have the enviable opportunity to take what might be a quiet thread and make it the most attractive component of the company. Q. What social media platform do you use the most for your job and why? Q. What advice would you give to people who would like to work in the HR profession? Join us! Bring your passion & excitement each and everyday to the most valuable profession in business.center_img We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.  Below is a Q&A with HR professional Josh Rock.Q. What advice would you give other leaders about employee engagement?Like Nike’s tag line states, “Just Do It!” It’s when you have the chance to engage employees and affect their “corporate life” that you take things to a new level. Take the time to put a deeper value behind the people in your company and the will do the same in their loyalty and productivity. Q. How do you think HR can positively affect the culture at their organizations? Josh Rock is a National Account Manager with College Recruiter.  He is the Technology Director for Minnesota SHRM. He is on Twitter at @JRock96.last_img read more