Organisation November 12, 2019 Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling Police Colonel Julian Entoma, the head of the Negros Oriental provincial police, told the media that, in addition to Aledro, the police have identified three other suspects: Aledro’s brother-in-law, Teddy Salaw, and two accomplices within the police force, Glenn Corsame and Roher Rubio. So far, only Salaw and Corsame have been arrested. Aledro and Rubio are still at large. CCTV video footage helped the police establishing one of Dindo Generoso’s hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle from which he shot the radio commentator (Photos: Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office – Twitter). June 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence Dindo Generoso, the host of a daily programme on Dumaguete-based dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio and critic of a popular local form of gambling, was driving to work on the morning of 7 November when he was shot seven times by two gunmen on a motorcycle, and died on the spot. News Generoso’s murder recalls that of Edmund Sestoso, another Dumaguete-based radio commentator, who was gunned down by a motorcycle gunman as he was driving home in May 2018. Sestoso’s murder is still unpunished. The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine police to complete their investigation into last week’s murder of a radio commentator in Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental province, and to bring all the suspects to justice. “We hail the speed with which the police appear to have identified the perpetrators and instigators of Dindo Generoso’s terrible murder,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Now they must ensure that all these criminals are found and brought to justice in order to break the vicious cycle of impunity that so often accompanies crimes of violence against Philippine journalists.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence News News Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts to go further At first the provincial police suggested that his murder was the result of a family feud. But then they established from CCTV video footage that one of the hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle, and that the pickup, after it was found abandoned in a Dumaguete suburb, belong to a bookmaker called Tomasino Aledro. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Aledro is a local operator of a form of gambling called Small Town Lottery. Based on the traditional numbers game jueteng, it is very popular in the Philippines, soaking up vast amounts of money and reportedly giving rise to a great deal of corruption. It is particularly popular in Negros Oriental province and was often denounced by Generoso on his radio show. May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out more
Last night, multiple GRAMMY-winning Chicago artist Chance The Rapper joined Saturday Night Live (SNL) as their weekly guest host. The famously against-the-grain young artist proved to be a highly entertaining MC for the evening. First, in his opening monologue, Chance explained that he wasn’t there to promote any project–he was just trying to become the “Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving.” He used that as an introduction for a new holiday-appropriate song (“It’s Thanksgiving time, the one day a year/where you invite the folks that you normally fear./It’s Thanksgiving time when you are forced to see/every single bad apple on your whole family tree.).Watch Chance the Rapper’s opening monologue below via Saturday Night Live (SNL) on YouTubeChance The Rapper Inspires Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public SchoolsChance appeared in a number of great skits and shorts throughout the episode, including playing an overly excited kid on school career day, a hockey announcer, a member of a scorned old-school 70’s hip hop pioneer speaking out about ignorant young rappers who don’t know their roots.Watch the “Rap History” sketch from last night, featuring hilarious cameos from Questlove, Common, and, of course Chance The Rapper about fictional MC “Lil Doo Doo”, played by Pete Davidson:The highlight of Chance’s top-notch SNL stint, however, was a short music video featuring him alongside cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd that channeled the vintage early-90s output of superstar R&B crooners Boyz II Men, featuring the same lavishly-decorated sets, spoken heartfelt interludes–the whole nine yards. The video begins as a familiarly wistful lament to a past flame that’s moved on, but it’s not until the song’s first chorus that you realize who they’re singing to: former President Barack Obama. As the parody trio (dubbed De-Von-Tre) sings, “Every night, I turn the TV on and cry / I say why, I feel like we’re all gonna die / So come back, Barack,” the trio sing. “Even though it’s not allowed / We want you back somehow / I need you in my life / So come back, Barack / We didn’t know what we had / Now things are looking bad / Like really bad, like world war bad, like nuclear bad / So come back, Barack.”Watch Chance The Rapper, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd’s “Come Back Barack” parody from Saturday Night Live:Watch Chance The Rapper Debut A New Song Live On The Late Show With Stephen ColbertChance also took great joy in announcing the episode’s musical guest, polarizing hip-hop heavyweight Eminem, who performed a medley of his 2017 track “Walk On Water”, his powerful 2000 classic “Stan”, and his 2010smash hit Rihanna collaboration “Love The Way You Lie”. You can watch the video below via SNL on YouTube:
Petaluma >> St. Bernard’s golfer Josh Holms shot a round of 71 to finish in fourth place at the North Coast Section Division 2 Championship/Individual Qualifier meet at Rooster Run Golf Course on Monday in Petaluma.With the fourth-place finish, Holms, who finished second in the H-DN standings this season, qualified to compete at the Division 1 Championship at Chardonnay Golf Club on Monday in Napa.Other H-DN notables were McKinleyville’s Logan Hansen, who finished with a score of 84. League …
The client had a major problem. They weren’t achieving the outcomes they needed, and they were entering a critical stage, one in which it was imperative that they obtain the outcomes their clients needed.The first reason this company was not obtaining the results they needed was driven by the fact they selected a partner who wasn’t strategic enough. This supplier lacked the core competencies and capabilities to help them. This was a good company, they simply had the wrong business model for this particular client.The second reason they were failing was that they weren’t spending enough money.A Case of UnderinvestingDuring our first meeting, I explained to the CEO and his Chief Operating Officer that they were underinvesting in the outcome they needed. I explained to them that in order to reach their goals, they would have to spend an additional million dollars over 12 months. That was the required investment based on their current situation.After meeting with me, this company decided to meet with a competitor. That competitor provided conflicting information. Where I had recommended they spend $1 million, my competitor recommended they spend $500,000, not an insignificant amount of money. Naturally, they wanted to believe a $500,000 investment would achieve the results they needed. They accepted my competitor’s recommendation, and they rejected mine.One week later, I received an email from someone on the operations team literally begging for help with this set of data points that indicated that the $500,000 investment was not working.The TruthYou do not serve your clients by allowing them to underinvest in the results they need. You do not serve your clients by telling them what they want to hear, especially when it comes to what is necessary to produce results, whether those things are money, time, energy, or real changes. You don’t serve your clients by avoiding uncomfortable conversations.If you really want to help people, tell them the truth, not what you believe they want to hear so that you can win an opportunity only to fail the client. The truth about telling the truth is that it won’t always win your business in the short run. But it will help you with the long game.
Former chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday amid an ongoing political crisis in the State. While the former CM officially met the Governor to request release of funds for the farmers affected due to unseasonal rains, the meeting sparked off speculations that Mr. Fadnavis discussed the political developments in Maharashtra. “Met honourable Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari ji at Rajbhavan to request release of funds to the farmers affected due to unseasonal rains. Honourable Governor had assured immediate action on this,” Mr. Fadnavis said. According to State estimates, unseasonal rains have affected nearly 92 lakh farmers damaging 87 lakh hectare crop area. The Governor will have to provision for nearly ₹8,000 crore in damages and compensation for the farmers who have suffered losses. Senior officials at Raj Bhavan said Mr. Fadnavis also requested reopening of Chief Minister’s relief fund during the ongoing President’s rule. “I also requested to honourable Governor for reopening and smooth functioning of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund through Governor’s office. The honourable Governor assured that this fund will be run by his office and will extend support to patients,” Mr. Fadnavis said. The BJP leader was appointed caretaker chief minister when term of Assembly ended on November 9. He ceased to be caretaker CM after President’s Rule was imposed on November 12. Mr Fadnavis had last met the Governor to hand over his resignation as a full term CM. “This was not a political meet as is being speculated by a section of media,” said a senior official of Raj Bhavan.
El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The Red Lions still had chances to close in on the Pirates, but AC Soberano and Robert Bolick botched point-blank shots in the final 20 seconds.It was Lyceum’s first win over San Beda since NCAA Season 89, still under coach Bonnie Tan.Robert Bolick paced San Beda with 21 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, while Clint Doliguez added 19 markers and seven boards.The Scores:LYCEUM 96 – Perez 24, Nzeusseu 18, Caduyac 16, Jc. Marcelino 14, Baltazar 9, Jv. Marcelino 7, Ayaay 4, Tansingco 2, Liwag 2, Santos 0, Ibanez 0, Pretta 0, Cinco 0.SAN BEDA 91 – Bolick 21, Doliguez 19, Soberano 12, Mocon 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 4, Bahio 4, Adamos 2, Tankoua 2, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Abuda 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Reymar Caduyac also fired 16 markers, five of which coming in the last 1:48 to hold off the Red Lions. He also netted seven assists and three boards in the win.“To play against San Beda, it’s gonna take a lot of grit, a lot of perseverance, and never giving up,” said coach Topex Robinson. “But it’s not about me, but it’s about the players. We just kept on playing and we just kept on grinding.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMike Nzeusseu chipped in a double-double with his 18 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Jaycee Marcelino nabbed 14 markers, six boards, two dimes, and two steals.Lyceum’s defensive stance in the end game did the trick as it held San Beda without a field goal for the last 2:47 to break off from an 89-all deadlock before Javee Mocon drilled two freebies with 56.7 seconds remaining. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum welcomed the challenge and proved the hype was real, toppling San Beda, 96-91, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez steered early season shocker, dropping seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter while registering four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Teodoro rises to Meneses challenge after disappointing opener MOST READ Quarters: 24-18, 50-46, 73-75, 96-91.
Heaton backtracks on Burnley futureby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Heaton has played down speculation of leaving Burnley.The 32-year-old goalkeeper was previously adamant about his desire to leave, as he was not getting regular game-time.But a start against West Ham, which was his first in the league, has eased his mind. Heaton kept a clean sheet as his team notched a 2-0 win at home.”I never wanted to leave the football club, it’s just the fact that I wasn’t playing that I would have had to,” said the goalkeeper after the game.”But after being back playing today it’s the last thing on my mind to be honest.”At 32 I don’t really have much time to waste. Not for one minute did I want to go anywhere but sometimes it has got to be looked at.”That probably changes now. It’s great to be back out there and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be back out on the pitch and pull on that shirt again.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, the Director said that persons wanting to become owners and operators of gaming machines will need to obtain a gaming licence from the BGLC. Story Highlights Keeping crime out of the gaming industry is a major focus of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), says Director of Enforcement at the BGLC, Noel Bacquie. Keeping crime out of the gaming industry is a major focus of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), says Director of Enforcement at the BGLC, Noel Bacquie.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, the Director said that persons wanting to become owners and operators of gaming machines will need to obtain a gaming licence from the BGLC.However, prior to receiving a licence there has to be a ‘fit and proper’ assessment to ensure that people entering the industry are not criminals.Therefore, Mr. Bacquie pointed out that there is a three-tiered process for covering the various categories of licences.“For the licences, the BGLC would require individuals to give detailed information about themselves – two references; a criminal certificate from the police; as well as to undergo an interview,” Mr. Bacquie said.He highlighted that as the risk level rises, so does the level of investigation, explaining that there is an even higher level of investigation for betting and lottery agents.This level of investigation would take into account education, employment history, credit information and legal standing.He said that an even higher tier is the multi-jurisdictional level, where the applicant has financial interest outside of Jamaica; then a third party would be engaged to conduct those investigations. However, prior to receiving a licence there has to be a ‘fit and proper’ assessment to ensure that people entering the industry are not criminals.
Jamaica’s current account deficit on the Balance of Payments narrowed by US$221 million to 12.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012/13. The ratio was an improvement over the 13.7 per cent of GDP recorded in 2011/12. “This is moving in the right direction as we move towards paying our way in the world instead of borrowing to meet our current demands,” said Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips. The Finance Minister was opening the 2013/14 Budget debate in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 18, under the theme: ‘Restoring Hope – Expanding Opportunity’. He informed that since January 2013, production and exports of alumina from Windalco’s plant at Ewarton have been returning to full capacity. “On this basis, gross export earnings are slated to rise by US$65 million on an annualised basis. This will contribute to some improvement in the deficit in our balance of trade and current account deficit,” Dr. Phillips said. He added that the significant impact of this turnaround at Ewarton demonstrates the critical importance of the recovery of the bauxite industry on the economy, and especially on the balance of payments. He further noted that it is essential that the energy systems of the plants that are closed be transformed if the industry is to be made competitive. He informed that Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, will address these issues in his presentation in the Budget Debate. As it relates to the Net International Reserves (NIR), Dr. Phillips mentioned that for fiscal year 2012/13 the NIR closed at US$824.3 million with gross international reserves a little over US$1.7 billion. Gross reserves represent the total amount of foreign currency resources at the disposal of the Bank of Jamaica. Dr. Phillips explained that the deterioration in reserves during the year resulted from the absence of official inflows, due to the abandonment of the previous International Monetary Fund agreement in 2011. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock index fell Wednesday amid reports that the United States may soon announce its intent to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.The loonie closed at an average trading price of 80.03 cents US, down 0.27 of a U.S. cent.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 71.29 points to 16,247.95, with industrials among the main decliners.“That’s the sector that’s getting hit the most this afternoon because of the NAFTA news,” said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp. in Toronto. “You’ve got the auto parts companies in that area.”Separate reports from Reuters and Bloomberg said Wednesday that two Canadian government sources believe it’s increasingly likely that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six-months’ notice to withdraw from NAFTA in late January.With the exception of metals and materials, few sectors on the commodity-heavy TSX finished the day out of the red, as the February gold contract gained US$5.60 to US$1,319.30 an ounce.“The markets sold off this afternoon on the NAFTA news and that’s really been a driver of performance later in the day,” Chopra said.Even rising oil prices — the February crude contract was up 61 cents to US$63.57 per barrel, its highest level since Dec. 9, 2014 — couldn’t prevent energy stocks from losing ground.“That would be unusual given the change in price of the commodity,” Chopra said. “I think it’s in sympathy of just trying to understand what’s going on with NAFTA. … You don’t know if it’s actually going to happen or if it’s a negotiating tactic.”South of the border, U.S. stock indices pulled back from their record setting pace.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 16.67 points to 25,369.13. The S&P 500 index edged back 3.06 points to 2,748.23 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 10.01 points to 7,153.57.Elsewhere in commodities, the February natural gas contract was down two cents to US$2.91 per mmBTU and the March copper contract added two cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.