Prohibited acts under this law are punishable by a fine of P20,000 to P50,000 and/or one to six months of imprisonment. DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra earlier said the Justice department will immediately schedule a preliminary investigation on the complaint against Pimentel on an appropriate date given the Luzon-wide lockdown./PN DOJ Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento said the preliminary investigation against COVID-19-positive senator is tentatively scheduled on May 20. Quicho slapped Pimentel with a complaint for allegedly violating Republic Act No. 11332 when he accompanied his then pregnant wife at the Makati Medical Center on March 24, despite undergoing testing for coronavirus disease or COVID-19 on March 20. Pimentel was only informed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital and that he immediately left. Republic Act 11332 prohibits the “non-cooperation of persons or entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern,” and the “non-cooperation of persons who have been identified as having the notifiable disease, or those affected by the health event of public concern.” MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to subpoena Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday for supposedly violating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine protocol. Lawyer Rico Quicho, who filed the case against Pimentel, said that he received an order from the DOJ requiring him to appear within five days from the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine with hard copies of his complaint and annexes and to swear to his complaint under oath.
FILE PHOTO: Athieno (second right) with her team mates after the final of an Iowa event last year. She grabbed another 7 gold in an Iowa state age group competition at the weekend.Best times | RESULT THIS WEEKEND50 butterfly 29.88 | 50 yards freestyle 25.27 | 25.89100 yards freestyle 54.86 | 56.3200 yards freestyle …. | 2:06.36 secs200 Yards Medley Relay…. | 2:03.22200 yards free relay …. | 1:49.66Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Two weeks after US-based swimming prodigy Athieno Grace Wandera dominated her category with seven medals at the short course age group USA championships hosted in Iowa, she continued her strong start to 2020 with another five-medal haul at the weekend.She grabbed three individual gold in the 50 yards freestyle in 25.89 seconds, 100 yards freestyle in 55.56 seconds and in the 200 yards freestyle in 2:06.36 at the Iowa YMCA State Swim Meet in the US.She then teamed up with her DSMY Marlins Travel Team colleagues to grab gold in the 200 yard freestyle Relay in 2:06.36 secs and the 200 Yard Medley Relay in 2:03.22 at the event in Marshalltown.Watching swimming races in DesMoines Iowa at the weekend was Rio Olympics 2016 star Simone Manuel (middle). Simone made history by becoming the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming in the 100 meter freestyle with a new Olympic record time of 52.70. (Right) Athieno who won five gold at the weekend in the Iowa .Her times at the weekend fell short of her personal best times and her performance two weeks back, where she set new marks of 54:86 seconds in the 100 freestyle and 25.27 in the 50 yards freestyle.She however still shows that she is a candidate to be added to Uganda’s list of candidates to feature in international events in the coming years, if her performance in the US state of Iowa is anything to go by. Share on: WhatsApp Athieno Grace Wandera was born in Iowa, Waukee U.S.A on March 31, 2007 to a sporting family.Athieno’s parents were born and raised in Uganda and they were very competitive athletes throughout their youth.Athieno’s dad is Dr. Apollo Wandera from Tororo who was a track and field star, and mum is Justine Grace Etima Wandera from Arua who was a star netballer. Justine Grace Etima is daughter of former Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) Joseph Etima (RIP) and is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University USA.RELATED STORIESTwo golds and Iowa race records for Athieno
RUMSON – Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls and Andrew Tort of Rumson were recently inducted into the Eagle Scouts’ Court of Honor.Farkouh is a senior at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls. Tort is a junior at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft.Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls, left, and Andrew Tort of Rumson are now Eagle Scouts.They have worked together for many years in the troop, including leading their troop of 40 Scouts as senior patrol leaders. Having spent the last five years as fellow Scouts encouraging each other to complete their final Eagle Scout requirements and projects, Farkouh and Tort wanted to celebrate their highest achievement together.Farkouh’s project was an extensive cleanup and restoration of Monmouth Regional High School’s Preschool playground. Steve Didonato, Monmouth Regional High School administration, also an Eagle Scout, detailed Farkouh’s project during the Court of Honor. He praised Farkouh for his organizational skills, his tenacity and described the physical challenges that his project entailed. Didonato mentored him throughout the project and shared his and the school’s gratitude for the beautiful playground the children will now enjoy.Farkouh was assisted by members of Rumson Troop 201 and classmates from Monmouth Regional High School.During a Veterans Day ceremony at the historic bandstand in Rumson’s Victory Park, Tort noticed there was limited access to the bandstand for certain veterans and other physically challenged individuals who had to traverse a long grassy area to steps with no rails to reach the bandstand’s platform. After several meetings with the Borough of Rumson, Tort began his project to create a decorative paver walkway, landing pads and stair rails in Victory Park, making the bandstand more accessible.Under the mentorship of Guy Hembling of Hembling & Son who is also an Eagle Scout, and with the help of his fellow Scouts, family and friends, the bandstand now has a beautiful paver walkway with stair rails as well as beautified landscaping around the bandstand for future ceremonies.
The Selkirk College Saints hockey program has established itself as the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) gold standard on the ice, but it’s away from the rink where equally impressive feats have been elevated.At the team’s annual awards night last week, the Saints handed out year-end honours to those players who lead the way during the 2016-2017 season. Though the team fell short of winning its fifth straight BCIHL championship last month, the celebration of achievement was not dulled by the final outcome on the ice.The highlight of the night was when 17 of the 24 players on the team were given an Academic Award.“It’s an indicator of the kind of program we have here,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“I’m pleased with what this team accomplished on the ice this season, but I’m extremely proud of what the players are accomplishing off the ice. To see these young men so focused on academics and have so many of them achieve such a high standards is incredible.”Academic Awards are given to those players who achieve a grade-point-average of 3.0 and above in the first semester. Though academics have always been a focus of the program, the previous benchmark was 13 players. The student athletes on the Saints are in a number of different Selkirk College programs from business to trades.“The guys who come to Selkirk College to play hockey are first and foremost students,” says Selkirk College Athletics & Recreation Coordinator Kim Verigin.“It’s very satisfying to provide these athletes an opportunity to pursue their educational goals while continuing to play a high calibre of hockey.”Players receiving Academic Awards included: Dallas Calvin, Matt Martin, Troy Maclise, Tyler Kerner, Dane Feeney, Alex Milligan, Mitch Rosko, Derek Georgopolous, Nelson Hurry, Jonas Horvath, Gordon Campbell, Jackson Bruce-Fuoco, Jordan Rauser, Jack Mills, Brady Ward, Austin Wells and Garrett Halls. Other awards handed out on the night were MVP Matt Martin, Top Defenceman Seth Schmidt, Top Rookie Seth Schmidt, Unsung Hero Jack Mills, Coaches Award Ryan Edwards, and Saints Spirit Award Tyler Kerner and Matt Martin.After winning four straight BCIHL titles, the Saints finished third in the BCIHL regular season and were then eliminated by Trinity Western University in the first round of the post-season. The University of Victoria Vikes were eventually crowned champions.With recruiting for the upcoming 2017-2018 season already started, the Saints coaching staff are currently busy rebuilding a program that could lose up to 14 players to graduation.With so much to offer potential recruits in terms of educational opportunities, Heaven is confident that the Saints will continue to be a force in the BCIHL.“What we do on the ice is important and we will be looking to continue with our winning tradition when we start back in September,” says Heaven.“But creating a culture of excellence both on and off the ice will always be the focus, so now the next group coming in can look to this year’s team for inspiration on how to achieve success in the classroom.”
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13 October 2011South Africa moved up one spot to 36th out of 50 countries measured in the latest release of the prestigious Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brand Index, confirming the steady improvement in the country’s brand reputation.The index is based on an annual online survey conducted among respondents from 20 “panel” countries in which the 50 competing nations are ranked along six dimensions: tourism, culture, people, exports, governance, and investment/immigration.‘Sign of sustainability’“A nation’s overall reputation rank tends to be stable over time,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola commented on Wednesday. “Thus, the last four nation brand index studies – with 200 measurements each – only produced two year-on-year changes greater than five.”Both these changes, Matola noted, were the result of “defining moments” for the countries concerned: Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American president in US history moved the country up six positions in 2009, while post-revolution volatility brought Egypt down six positions in 2011.“Moving up gradually in the rankings is a sign of sustainability, and to do this while the world is in turmoil is a positive sign,” Matola said.Shift towards emerging powersThere was also a subtle shift in this year’s index which boded well for the future, Matola added: a generational analysis showed traditional leaders and Western powers faring worse among the younger generation than their peers.There was a corresponding shift in favourability towards the new emerging powers among the younger generation of survey respondents – representing future tourists, investors and consumers.South Africa, too, showed a marginally higher positivity among the younger generation. Simon Anholt, the man behind the nation brand index, said that this “can only be good news for South Africa, suggesting that it now has somewhat more in common with the ‘rising stars’ of the developing world than with the fading heroes of the post-industrial economies.”Matola also noted that while South Africa did not progress beyond the quarterfinals of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, its reputation for sporting excellence had helped lift its culture ranking to 16th position.Focusing on SA’s ‘key differentiators’While expressing satisfaction with South Africa’s ranking, Matola pointed out that different branding indices tended to come to different conclusions. What mattered most for a nation brand was its “key differentiators”.For Brand South Africa, this meant continuing to focus on positioning the country more as a business destination and an attractive emerging market on the African continent.In this regard, productivity played a vital role, Matola said, as it was a core factor in driving economic growth.Thus, while the Anholt index showed a drop of two places in South Africa’s governance ranking, due to of a perceived “cooling” towards this aspect among South Africans themselves, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, also published this week, showed South Africa holding steady at fifth place out of 53 countries.“The lesson is that nation brand building takes time, and holding steady or possibly gradually edging upwards in an index is the sustainable way forward,” Matola said.Fieldwork for the 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brand Index was conducted in July.SAinfo reporter
Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — There’s no rest for the weary.And if you’re like Eduard Folayang, whose target on his back is bigger than ever, there is no excuse to stop training.ADVERTISEMENT “As a fighter, you really need to continue training because if you don’t, tables are quick to turn on you,” he said.The reigning ONE Lightweight champion is in Indonesia to support fellow Team Lakay member Geje Eustaquio, who is set to face Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough limited to a cornerman for the big fightcard, the Ifugao warrior shared that he’s still keeping his body in top shape as he waits for his next fight.He’s also improving some facets of his game in the process, focusing more on his ground game and sharpening his striking. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Striking is so hard to perfect because you have to consider lots of things, especially the timing and the execution. And for the strikes, as much as possible, I want to have precise shots when I fight. I really have to give time to those so that I can further improve my capabilities,” he said.Though still in limbo on who to defend his title next, Folayang assured everyone that he will be in action in November when ONE Championship returns to Manila.“For sure, I will fight there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
NCAA Season 93 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick threw Lyceum’s perfect season in the trash, leading San Beda’s 92-82 Game 2 triumph that completed the sweep of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals and the Red Lions’ back-to-back title romp.Bolick proved to be the hero the Red Lions needed, firing seven points in the final 5:01, none bigger than his dagger three with 50 seconds remaining to push his side to a comfortable 89-82 lead.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort San Beda continued its dynasty as it annexed its 10th title in 12 years and 21st overall championship in men’s basketball.“(Lyceum) really wanted to win this game but (the San Beda players) were so excited. I’m happy that we’re able to settle down in the second half. Credit to my boys,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who returned to the San Beda lair this season to win his third title with the school.Season MVP CJ Perez gave it his all in the decider, pouring 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and a block, but Lyceum unfortunately suffered its first back-to-back losses this season at the wrong time and end its 18-0 season with a runner-up finish.Mike Nzeusseu got 15 markers, 15 boards, and two blocks, while Rookie of the Year Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, four rebounds, three dimes, and two steals in the Pirates loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT SAN BEDA 92 – Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 82 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Clark Sunset Marathon set He finished with 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, together with six assists and five rebounds as he celebrated the victory like Lebron James in front of 14,693 in attendance.“Lyceum did a good job. If we could just give two championships, Lyceum and us should be the champions,” said Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinals MVP Donald Tankoua registered another monstrous double-double of 17 markers and 17 boards, while Davon Potts finished off his collegiate career with 15 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon bucked another off-shooting night to drop 14 markers, six boards, and three dimes while AC Soberano went 3-of-7 from three including one from the left corner with 1:22 left to put San Beda up, 86-82. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments
Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his winning trophy after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017.Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADGrand Slam tournaments are planning to return to seeding only 16 players, instead of 32, as of 2019, and now will give a player who is a late withdrawal because of an injury 50 percent of the first-round prize money.Also among the announcements by the Grand Slam Board on Tuesday after two days of meetings in London last week:ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Going back to 16 seeds in 2019 would, in theory anyway, make early upsets more likely. That’s because if all of the highest-ranked players enter the field, whoever is No. 1 could wind up facing whoever is No. 17 in the opening round.With 32 seeds, none was forced to play someone ranked higher than No. 33 before the third round.The changes with regard to first-round withdrawals, retirements and lack of full effort appear to be in response to what happened at Wimbledon this year. Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Centre Court lasted all of 40 minutes, and Roger Federer’s went 43, before their opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing injuries. Two other men also stopped mid-match that day, bringing the first-round retirement total to seven and sparking discussion about whether spectators were being shortchanged.The rule changes issued Tuesday, and taking effect next year, let players collect half of the first-round prize money at a Grand Slam tournament if they are “unfit to play” and withdraw onsite after noon on Thursday but before the main draw begins. The person replacing them in the field — a “lucky loser” who failed to advance out of the qualifying rounds — will get the other half of that money, plus whatever they might accumulate by winning matches.The reasoning: Injured or ill players won’t start a match simply to collect their prize money before quitting.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ UE sacks Derrick Pumaren Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments — A player who retires from a first-round match or “performs below professional standards” could face a fine as high as the entire prize money due a loser in that round.— A 25-second serve clock will be tried out at the Australian Open in January, but like at this year’s U.S. Open, not during main-draw matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Players could be fined up to $20,000 for violating “strictly enforced” prematch timing, which will give them one minute to meet at the net after walking on the court, five minutes for warming up, followed by one minute to be ready for play to begin.The four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open — doubled the number of seeded players to 32 in June 2001. That decision was made partly in response to complaints from clay-court specialists that they wanted more draw protection at Wimbledon, the only major tournament played on grass. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The 25-second serve clock gives players 5 more seconds than ATP rules currently allow on the men’s tour.But Grand Slam Board Director Bill Babcock said the clock will be used at the 2018 Australian Open on a trial basis the way it was at the U.S. Open, which tested it only for events such as qualifying and junior matches. Read Next LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra needed three overtimes to fend off Rain or Shine, 100-92, on Friday, and with the two teams going at it on Monday in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, Scottie Thompson already knew what to expect.“We know Rain or Shine is a tough team. We know each other too well, especially our lapses, so we knew we had to grind this game out,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sans Slaughter, Devance steps up on defense in Game 1 win Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ But the former University of Perpetual Help star knows that even this effort won’t be enough for a desperate Rain or Shine side aching to equalize the series at Smart Araneta Coliseum, making him more giddy to double, or even triple his efforts in the next game.“We got Game 1 and that’s important for us. But it’s important that we learn from our mistakes and also adjust on our lapses. Hopefully, we get it again,” he said. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Fatigued from the last game, Thompson knew he had no other choice but to find a way to muster all of his energy in the series opener.Somehow, someway, he found the strength to double his effort on both ends of the floor as the sophomore guard almost nabbed a rare triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists in the Gin Kings’ 88-80 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just did what coach told us. We worked hard and through that hard work, it paid off,” he said. “As coach Tim said, we knew their bench is deep and they will do everything to get the win, so we should also double our effort.”With Thompson keeping the ship afloat, the Gin Kings gained a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series and now has a chance to sweep the Elasto Painters on Wednesday in Game 2. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH