PNP: Quarantine, curfew violators hit 100K mark

first_imgMANILA – A total of 108,088 persons have violated enhanced community quarantine guidelines being implemented by the national government, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). PNP deputy chief for operations and Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shied Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar released the information in a radio interview on Monday. “Most violators were just accosted while other violators have been detained in detention facilities,” Eleazar said in an interview with DZBB. “Pag paulit-ulit na pasaway, talagang kulungan na ‘yan.” The national government has implemented the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Some provinces in Visayas and Mindanao also placed their areas in strict quarantine./PN According to Eleazar, from March 17 to April 12, the PNP have recorded 64,946 ECQ violators from Luzon; 19,279 violators from the Visayas; and 23,863 came from Mindanao. Eleazar also said that a total of 680 people have been arrested for alleged hoarding and profiteering activities during the period of strict quarantine, while 8,068 public utility vehicles have been apprehended as they continue to operate despite the temporary ban on mass transportation. There were 26,130 persons arrested (5,539 underwent inquest and 20,591 for regular filing), 76,989 were given warnings by authorities and 4,969 have been fined, Eleazar said.last_img read more

Allardyce: Reid likely to leave

first_img Press Association “You have to accept the way it is and contrary to whether it breaks the rules or it doesn’t, it happens. “You are not going to prove it anyway. It is just one of the ways the football world works.” Allardyce believes while Reid may well “think he can do better” than West Ham, there is no reason to freeze the defender out of the team. “Why cut your nose off to spite your face? It doesn’t look like he is playing with his mind somewhere else to me, with the position we are in at the moment,” Allardyce said, who stressed there was no real need for the club to look to “cash in” on Reid during this month. The Irons boss continued: “What is it £1.8million a place (in the Premier League table)? So you might not be losing that (transfer fee) money actually and you have to balance it out. “It is not just the fact if somebody offers a certain amount of money you should grasp it because you are going to lose them for nothing in the summer and anyway whatever money we get won’t be enough to replace him in January.” Allardyce is not expecting a busy transfer window, but hopes his squad will be able to get through what is set to be a testing spell with players away at the African Nations Cup. West Ham are continuing to assess the extent of the back injury suffered by forward Diafra Sakho against West Brom, which could prevent him from being able to join up with Senegal. “Our major concern is making sure he is fit whenever he is fit,” Allardyce said. “If they (Senegal) want to come over here and assess him they can do, but you can’t really want him to fly all the way out there,” “If he has to go Senegal afterwards, then so be it, but it is not as if he is a major player for Senegal. He has only played 15 minutes.” “(With) what other managers are telling me it doesn’t bode well. Who knows? Only Winston and his agent can decide at the end,” said Allardyce. “But from what other people are telling me, what is going on in the world of football makes it difficult to think he is going to stay here.” Allardyce claims West Ham have put “a million offers” to Reid over the past year, but there has been no progress. As a free agent in the summer, the defender can, under FIFA transfer regulations, now talk to other sides – but as Allardyce was quick to stress “only foreign clubs”. The West Ham manager continued: “But can we prove it? “We have had them (regulations) for a long, long time. If you can prove that they (clubs) have broken the rules, then they are in serious trouble aren’t they? But you can’t prove it these days. You hear rumours, this, that and the other. “It might have nothing to do with the two clubs directly, it could be between two agents, so how can you relate that (back) to the football clubs? You can’t, so it can all get done that way.” Allardyce added: “If he is not going to sign a contract (here), I (would) find it highly unlikely if it is not already verbally done. The 26-year-old New Zealand international is out of contract with the Irons in the summer, and has so far failed to agree new terms at Upton Park. Allardyce, who takes his side to Everton in the third round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night, now feels the player has decided to further his career elsewhere, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United having been touted as possible destinations. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes defender Winston Reid has probably already agreed to play somewhere else next season.last_img read more

Bazdarevic publishing the List on Monday?

first_imgThe selector of the football A team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic will publish the list of the players he invited for the qualifying matches against Belgium and Andorra on Monday.On the same day, the selector of the young (U21) national team Darko Nestorovic will publish the list for the qualifying match against Kazakhstan.The best BH selection will have a guest appearance in Brussels on September 3rd, while it is to host Andorra in Zenica three days later.The young BH national team is playing against Kazakhstan on September 2nd in Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba/ photo rtv7)last_img read more

Obua takes over lango province ahead of FUFA drum kick off

first_imgWhereas Obua’s arrival is considered a big boost to the team, Moi says they are aware that their encounter with Buganda Province won’t be an easy match since they will be facing defending champions.Geoffrey Omara, the chairman Fans Association for Lango Province, says they have embarked on a fundraising drive to secure sufficient funds for the team.About 16 provinces have been created and confirmed to participate in the second edition of the FUFA drum tournament.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FUFA Drum competitions participating provinces. PHOTO via @OfficialFUFAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Uganda Cranes striker, David Obua has pitched camp in Lira town to coach the Lango Province team a head of the FUFA drum kick off this week.Obua, who arrived on Tuesday afternoon, is overseeing the training of more than 40 players who have camped at Uganda Martyrs University, Ngetta Campus. His arrival triggered excitement among team members who have been undergoing drills ahead of their tie with Buganda Province at Bishop SS in Mukono district this weekend.Shortly after his arrival in Lira Town, Obua appeared on major radio stations to drum support for the Lango Province team and promised better performance in the second edition of FUFA Drum competitions, which started two weeks ago.Obua said he was in Lira for good performance, saying Lango region is known for producing good players and athletes and assured soccer fans of clean results. He urged them to support the team so as to deliver credible performance.Daniel Moi, the Spokesperson Lango Province is optimistic that the arrival of Obua combined with a number of senior players like KCCA’s Allan Okello among others; they are destined for victory in their first match against Buganda Province in Mukono this weekend.last_img read more

FIFA Secretary General urges Uganda to fast track new Sports Law

first_imgFUFA  has been receiving Shs 10 billion annually from government since July 2018 as the most funded sports association in Uganda.Samoura also praised Kadaga and government of Uganda for supporting football.Samoura, who hails from Senegal, was elected  FIFA Secretary General in May 2016. She is visiting Uganda on the invitation of FUFA to witness the launch of FUFA extended headquarters and also projects such as stadiums in Lugazi, Lungujja and FUFA Technical Training Centre, Njeru.FUFA President, Moses Magogo informed Kadaga that Samoura will commission the FUFA headquarters, and also lauded FIFA for supporting the development of football in Uganda.Samoura will inspect, evaluate and commission FUFA projects financed under the FIFA Forward Programme including the headquarter expansion. The headquarter expansion project commenced in 2018 as a result of the FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s visit to Uganda in 2017.Her visit comes a month after FUFA President Moses Magogo returned to office after two months of suspension from all football-related activities. FIFA also fined him Shs 37 million for his role in the resale  of 2014 World Cup tickets.She however declined to comment on the impact Magogo’s suspension and plea bargaining has had on FUFA- FIFA relationship.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. PHOTO via  @fatma_samouraKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary General of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Fatma Samoura urged Parliament of Uganda to fast track amendments to the Sports Law.Samoura made the statement when she paid a courtesy call to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on Monday afternoon.She noted that the government of Uganda pledged that it would amend the National Council of Sports Act, 1964 by 2018 but this has not been done to date.The government has in the recent past promised to bring the Sports and Physical Activity bill to Parliament so as to repeal the National Council of Sports (NCS) Act and address deficiencies in the management and administration of the sports sub sector. Cabinet is yet to approve the bill.NCS is mandated to administer the sports sub sector which includes monitoring operations and also extend government funding to various sports associations and federations.The Federation for Uganda Football Associations – FUFA is among the 48 sports associations and federations currently recognized by NCS.Now, Samoura says that the current law is a challenge because FUFA’s legal status is not compatible with FIFA regulations. Therefore, amendments to the sports law will address the challenge, particularly the steps FUFA will be required to take to register its affiliation with FIFAShe says that her visit is an opportunity to remind officials about the need for a new sports law.The Speaker, Kadaga says that  she will ask the new sports minister, Hamson Obua on the progress of the bill and when it will be brought to Parliament for further scrutiny and enactment.Kadaga said that she was excited to meet Samoura in person, having watched her on TV giving interviews on her job as the first African and first female to hold the position of FIFA Secretary General.Kadaga lauded FIFA for extending $6million US dollars (approximately Shs 22 billion) annually to FUFA, but also urges FIFA to consider funding more infrastructure projects in Uganda especially stadiums to promote football at the grassroots.last_img read more

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations

first_imgIn this Nov. 17, 2013, photo, Buffalo Bills cheerleaders perform during the Bills’ NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad, said Thursday she has suspended operations through at least the end of the season. The decision was made two days after five former Jills filed a lawsuit complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments.The civil action was filed in state Supreme Court and seeks unspecified back pay and legal fees. It names Mateczun’s company, Stejon Productions Corp., the Bills, and the Jills’ former manager, Citadel Communications Co., as defendants. Stejon took over managing the cheerleaders in 2011.Mateczun is in the process of hiring legal representation, and declined further comment.The Bills have been made aware of the Jills’ decision to suspend operations, but otherwise declined comment.Lawyer Frank Dolce, who represents the five cheerleaders, said the decision to suspend operations won’t affect his case because it addresses past complaints.Dolce, however, did question Mateczun’s motives, saying her decision to suspend the squad was unnecessary.“If they cease operations, they will blame the lawsuit for the destruction of the Jills, when that was not intended at all,” Dolce said, noting there is not much money at stake in the lawsuit.“We love the Bills. We love the Jills,” he said. “We do not love the travesty of its management that has occurred over the last few years.”According to the Buffalo Jills Alumni website, the squad was formed in 1967, eight years after the Bills were established as founding members of the American Football League. In 1986, the Bills relinquished managing the cheerleaders to private companies.Cheerleaders have launched similar suits against the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.The case against the Bills claims the Jills are wrongly classified as independent contractors and subjected to policies that violate the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage law and other workplace rules.The Jills aren’t paid for games or practices and have to make 20-35 appearances, most of which are unpaid, at community and charity events each season, the lawsuit said. On top of that, they have to pay $650 for their uniforms and are not reimbursed for travel or other expenses, the cheerleaders said.All five cheerleaders said they had to take a “jiggle test” so that Mateczun, Stejon’s president, could assess their physiques. And Mateczun, they said, controlled everything from their hair and nail polish color to what they could post on Facebook.The time and expense, as well as rules governing their personal lives, far exceeded what they signed on for, the women said.Dolce and his clients hope their legal action leads to policy changes within the Bills’ organization that ensure future cheerleaders are paid and treated better.“A decision to disband the Jills as an entity is a tremendous mistake for community spirit,” Dolce said. “We do not feel bad that Stejon Productions has ceased operations. We think that’s a good thing. We just hope the Bills don’t trivialize the Jills because of the poor management of them.”___Associated Press writer Carolyn Thompson contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Saint Martin’s Harvie Social Justice Lecture Features Award-Winning Historian

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityDrawing on Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings and speeches, Michal Honey, Ph.D., will engage the Saint Martin’s community in a discussion exploring new directions to take in the wake of the 2012 elections. Honey’s lecture, “Post-Election 2012: Revisiting Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Agenda,” is the next event in the 2012-13 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in Harned Hall, room 110, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The free event, followed by a book signing and social hour with the author, is open to the public.A former civil rights and civil liberties organizer in the 1970s, Honey holds the Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at the University of Washington, Tacoma and previously held the university system’s Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies. He authored Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign, and other books of labor and civil rights history. His Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999) received an award from the Southern Historical Association (SHA), among others, and his Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993) won SHA and Organization of American Historian awards. In 1985 Honey won the OAH’s Charles Thomson Prize for his article on white Unionist resistance to the Confederacy. His talks are well known for taking a critical perspective on the past and present, using narrative, images, and song.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its seventh year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.last_img read more