Palace: ABS-CBN ‘could have done more’ during COVID-19 relief

first_img“I know you donated P200 million of your own money but the rest you raised from your TV programs through your calls for donation,” he added. “I don’t know why ABS-CBN could not have done more like what the Ayalas and MVP did.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, while the Lopez-owned company shelled out P200 million for relief operations, the rest of its donation was obtained from calls for help through its programs. Roque again insisted that Duterte was not referring to the Lopezes of ABS-CBN as the oligarchs he dismantled sans martial law declaration amid the audio leakage of his supposed speech in Jolo, Sulu earlier this week. “I am not spinning. I am repeating what the President said, that he takes pride in dismantling them [Ayalas and Pangilinan],” Roque said. “Documentary evidence would show that it was Congress who threw out the franchise application of ABS-CBN. That cannot be attributed to the President.” “The difference is they [Ayalas, MVP] delivered in time of crisis. Hindi ko naman maintindihan kasi why ABS-CBN did not do that,” Roque said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.center_img Duterte has earlier threatened to send the Ayalas and Pangilinan to jail because of an existing water concessionaire agreement with the government, which was supposedly disadvantageous to the people./PN MANILA –Malacañang believes that ABS-CBN Corp. “could have done more” to help during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, just like the Ayala Group and Manuel V. Pangilinan, who “delivered at a time of crisis” and gave donations “on their own.” The Palace spokesperson made the comment on ABS-CBN’s relief efforts when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirades against the network, just days after the denial of its franchise by a House committee dominated by his allies.last_img read more

Kenneth Bradley

first_imgKenneth D Bradley, 69, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away October 18, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born September 22, 1948 in Batesville, IN, son of the late Lloyd Bradley.He was a self employed mechanic and motorcycles were his specialty. He was a biker and faithfully attended the annual Sturgis Bikers event. Kenny belonged to the American Federation of Riders for over 30 years.Surviving are children, Kenneth Bradley Jr., Joe Bradley, Ted Hussong, Angela Ball, Charlie Billingsley, Michelle Mangatti, David Bradley, Joseph Patenaude; grandchildren, Destiny Billingsley, Elizabeth Ball, Daniel Ball, Jr., Leeah Rettnowski, Ariel Spencer, Ryan Blankenship; great-grandchild, Alana Spencer and his brother, Chuck Bradley.He was preceded in death by parents, wife, Kathleen Bradley and a brother, Raymond Bryant.Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Road, Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Mrs. Geneva (Cole) Johnson

first_imgMrs. Geneva (Cole) Johnson, age 85, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 25, 1932, in Talbert, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole. She was raised in Talbert, Kentucky where she attended high school. Geneva was united in marriage on November 24, 1956, in Jackson, Kentucky, to the late, Fred Johnson and to this union arrived 12 children to bless their home. Geneva and Fred shared 45 years of marriage together until Fred passed away on October 4, 2001. Geneva was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 20 years. She was a former cook for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, from 1989 to 2002. She was a member of the Old Republic Baptist Church in Booneville, Kentucky. Geneva enjoyed quilting, watching soap operas, flowers, reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles, but most of all, spending time with her loving family. Geneva passed away at 7:56 pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Geneva will be deeply missed by her daughters, Helen Gabbard and her husband: Junior of Altro, KY, Jalia Nelson and her husband: John of Crestview, FL, Carolyn Burns and her husband: Butch of Worthville, KY, Lake Rayls and her husband: Larry of Vevay, IN and Nancy Rose and her husband: Roy of Madison, IN; her sons, Larry Johnson and his wife: Anita of Louisville, KY, Fred Johnson and his wife: Tammy of Madison, IN, Phillip Johnson and his wife: Shelly of Vevay, IN, Mitchell Johnson and his wife: Joyce of Booneville, KY and Mark Johnson of Vevay, IN; her son-in-law, Kip A. Skaggs, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her 24-grandchildren; her 34-great-grandchildren; her 5-great-great-grandchildren; her several step-grandchildren and her step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Jalia Stamper of Newport, KY; her brother, Beech Cole and his wife: Mahala of Cold Spring, KY and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole; her husband of 45 years, Fred Johnson, died October 4, 2001; her son, Paul Johnson, died August 22, 1970; her daughter, Freda Joy Skaggs, died October 18, 2017; her granddaughter, Melissa Neve Johnson, died December 21, 1998; her grandson, Kip Arthur “Kippy” Skaggs, Jr., died October 9, 2003; her son-in-law, Charles Lewis “Chuck” Melton, Jr., died September 13, 1989; her sisters, Matilda Cole, Sally Turner and Hallie Herald and her brothers, Alex, Tom, Bill and Woodrow Cole.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Patrick Turner at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Two hurt in Dearborn County ATV crash

first_imgDearborn County, In. — A report from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says two people were hurt in an ATV crash Tuesday night.Deputies were called to North Hogan Road around 7:15 p.m. and found ATV inverted with two people on board. Zachary Rumsey, 24, and Josh Lewis, 30, both of Aurora, were transported to a Cincinnati area hospital with unspecified injuries.The crash remains under investigation.last_img

Walcott demands dynamic start

first_img Press Association The Gunners recorded a 10-match unbeaten league run, which was sparked by their European win away to Bayern Munich, to snatch fourth place ahead of Tottenham and with it another shot at the Champions League, with a two-legged play-off ahead next month. However, it was inconsistencies earlier in the campaign – including shock cup exits to Bradford and then Blackburn – which cost Arsene Wenger’s side. “We need to remember those moments that we had and make sure we do it from the start, because we could be challenging for anything. We could beat anyone,” Walcott told Theo Walcott has challenged Arsenal to hit the ground running if they want to mount a sustained bid for the Barclays Premier League title next season.center_img “We want that sort of fear factor, especially at the Emirates. It is quite frustrating at times, because we should have done that at the start of the season. Who knows where we would have been.” England forward Walcott, who was top scorer with 21 goals, believes if the team can get off to a flying start when the new campaign opens, then they should be confident of lasting the distance and ending the best part of a decade without silverware. Arsenal have started their summer dealings with the free transfer of France Under-21 attacker Yaya Sanogo, and more signings are expected as Wenger takes the squad out to Asia for a pre-season tour which will include matches in Vietnam and Japan. Additional funds of more than £75million are understood to be available for Wenger, should he wish to spend them. Arsenal have been strongly linked with Real Madrid’s £25million-rated forward Gonzalo Higuain, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, as well as Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, although the England international now appears set to stay at Old Trafford under new manager David Moyes. Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar is another reported target as he is set to leave QPR. Arsenal have already moved on several fringe players such as Andrey Arshavin to ease the wage bill, with Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner the next likely departure as he holds talks with Eintracht Frankfurt. last_img read more

Men’s tennis opens Sherwood Collegiate Cup

first_imgJunior Riley Smith will carry momentum into this weekend’s play after he and junior Daniel Cukierman emerged victorious in the doubles bracket in the Oracle Pro Series Tournament at Marks Stadium last weekend. (Daily Trojan file photo) Following a successful campaign at the Oracle Pro Series Tournament, the USC men’s tennis team will look forward to continuing their dominance in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup this weekend. Last week’s Oracle Pro Series Tournament saw Trojans thriving in both the singles and doubles brackets. Senior Brandon Holt had himself an impressive run into the semifinals of singles play before falling to Alexander Ritschard. The doubles final consisted of three Trojan players, with the all-USC pair of junior Daniel Cukierman and senior Riley Smith winning it all.  Starting Friday, the Trojans will compete with other top players from Stanford, UCLA and Texas A&M in Thousand Oaks. Each school has eight players competing in the main draw, which consists of a total of 32 players during the four-day span.  Masi said that although it’s a great opportunity for singles players to gain experience by playing more matches in the tournament, the biggest things to watch for in Thousand Oaks are the chemistry and trust between doubles pairs going into the duo match season.  “It is kind of like just one more event to get some matches in before the start of our dual match season,” Masi said. “The biggest thing that I want to do is … working with the doubles pairings that maybe they haven’t played with this year and just see if they work and, you know, get them feeling comfortable with each other,” Masi said. “I think … that’s the biggest thing that we’re going to be using this tournament for.”  The Trojans are setting their sights on both singles and doubles matches in Thousand Oaks, and Masi said his team will gain valuable experience by competing in plenty of matches — even if they lose in the first or second round. “This tournament doesn’t really have any bearing upon the pressure,” Masi said. “I think this shows the guys that they’re a good team and … just shows how competitive we can be this season but the goal of the end of the year is to have the No. 1 in front.”center_img The Sherwood Collegiate Classic will provide opportunities for Trojans to compete against other elite players at the collegiate level. The team hopes to build upon past successes and continue its player development throughout the tournament.  Masi said the team is confident with its position right now. The Trojans kick off this year ranked No. 3 in the ITA preseason ranking, the highest ranking the team has seen since it sat at No. 1 and No. 2 in 2015 and a significant improvement from its 2019 final rank of No. 8.  For the first time since 2013, the tennis team has seven players ranked nationally in singles as well as four nationally ranked doubles pairs. Besides that, Cukierman has become the first No. 1 ranked singles player in the nation since 2012.  The Trojans hope to build on their recent momentum as they compete in the Sherwood Collegiate Classic beginning Friday in Thousand Oaks. “It’s more for them just to start feeling comfortable about their games, and to feel like things that we’ve worked on [in] the fall and just to get them kind of just match experience,” Masi said.  This tournament will be the last individual competition of the year before head coach Brett Masi’s squad begins team competition play. last_img read more

Men’s tennis to compete in ITA Championship

first_imgHead coach Brett Masi praised the team’s impressive performance after the victory. “We’re just more comfortable playing indoors today,” Masi said. “Guys went on and played with a good purpose after the tough Ohio State loss, [and] they are aiming to perform well in national indoor on Friday.” “I don’t think [the ranking] has any pressure on us,” Masi said. “No matter what the rank is, it’s all about the end result of the season … There’s a whole lot to do until the end of May.” Sophomore Bradley Frye, one of USC’s eight nationally ranked men’s players, had a doubles win with senior Riley Smith against Wisconsin. (Daily Trojan file photo) Top-ranked junior Daniel Cukierman clinched the victory for the Trojans by defeating his opponents in a 6-2, 6-3 match, and play continued as USC wrapped up the day with a 6-1 victory.  Coming in as the No. 2 seed in the draw, USC will open up the ITA Team Indoor Championship against TCU at 10 a.m. Friday to fight for a spot in the quarterfinals. “The biggest thing is to get some rest, recover for the next few days,” Masi said. “Players are really focused and the goal is to win it on Friday.” The Trojans have received contributions from several players this season, as USC has eight ranked in singles competition. Cukierman headlines the squad, while sophomore Mor Bulis and senior Brandon Holt are both ranked in the top-25 nationally. Five other Trojans, including Smith, Dostanic, freshman Ryder Jackson, sophomore Jake Sands and Frye are also nationally ranked in singles play.center_img The Trojans bounced back from Sunday’s tough loss at No. 2 Ohio State with a convincing 6-1 victory over Wisconsin Tuesday in Madison. USC pulled off a hard-fought doubles win before conquering five consecutive singles wins, securing another road win.  Coming off another road victory, USC will hope to carry its early-season momentum into upcoming matches against other top-ranked programs in the country.  “We play a couple schools from outside of California, [so] we will see what the best of best is like,” Masi said. “The goal is to win it, but if we don’t, we’ll see what other teams have and what we can do better to improve.” The No. 1 USC men’s tennis team will continue its toughest stretch of the season on the road, preparing for action at the ITA Team Indoor Championship over Friday through Monday. Masi has high expectations for his players at the upcoming ITA Team Indoor Championship. Freshman Stefan Dostanic and senior Riley Smith opened Tuesday’s play by giving the Trojans a 1-0 lead with a 6-3 victory over the host. USC then continued its hot start as Smith and sophomore Bradley Frye took another 2 points to improve the score to 3-0.last_img read more

Bahamas Announces Another National Lockdown After COVID-19 Spike

first_imgIn a national address this afternoon, Dr. Minnis said that, “this battle against COVID-19 has been a terrible strain on our country.” After recording their first COVID-19 case in March, a nationwide 24-hour curfew and border shutdown were subsequently announced to curb the spread of the virus. During the national lockdown, the National Food Distribution Task Force will continue to operate. There will only be food distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays depending on your zone. An assessment will be made of Grand Bahama when its lockdown ends on Friday. A determine will be made whether an extension is necessary on Grand Bahama. Ironically, Minnis also said that there is no change in the travel policy. The Bahamas reversed course on closing its border to U.S. travelers. The government last week announced that ALL tourists, including those coming from America, are now expected to quarantine for 14 days, with the option to spend their two-week quarantine in a private residence or rented accommodation, such as an Airbnb, where it’s possible to isolate in a bedroom with a connected bathroom. Travelers can also quarantine in a hotel room with a connected bathroom or on a private boat. Guests that choose to quarantine at a hotel will be able to use the hotel’s facilities, though casinos and nightclubs will be closed. In the following weeks, the island saw over 550 additional cases (679 confirmed cases and 14 deaths as of August 3rd). Many of the island’s tourists came from Florida, which now has almost half a million cases. Minnis said health officials have seen indicators that point to the need for a national lockdown. He also said that ICU beds throughout the islands are at capacity and that non-critical care beds are approaching capacity. But shortly after allowing non-essential travel to the island on July 1, The Bahamas almost immediately saw an increase in cases. As of July 10, the island had confirmed 108 cases and 11 deaths.center_img Live streaming for religious services will be allowed to continue during the lockdown and funerals will be permitted. Exercise will also be permitted from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Bahamian Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced another national lockdown starting August 4 at 10 PM as a means of attempting to slow the second wave of COVID-19 cases. During the lockdown food stores, water depots, pharmacies (for curbside or takeout) and gas stations (for external usage only) will only be open for three days out of the week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be no curbside dining or takeaway retail. In addition to the mandatory quarantine period, travelers must also apply for a Bahamas health visa and have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab that was taken within 10 days. “The national lockdown will be for a minimum of two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, we will examine the data and determine whether an extension is necessary,” Minnis said. During the lockdown, health officials on the island will also commence enhanced contact tracing, with cases expecting to rise as a result. After the 14-day quarantine, travelers will need to test negative on another COVID-19 test in order to leave quarantine. People who want to leave the country before the quarantine period ends can do so any time, without taking a COVID-19 test.last_img read more

LeoVegas launches Big Time Gaming event via livestream

first_img Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Mobile gaming specialist LeoVegas has teamed up with Big Time Gaming and LetsGiveItASpin to deliver game changing betting events for live casino streamers.The Swedish-based operator will be revealing ‘Danger High Voltage’, the latest slot from Big Time Gaming, via live stream on 3 May, before making the game available to all its customers for a week via the NYX network from the following day.Former poker player Kim Hultman will press the first real money spin via his Twitch stream. Players and punters will then have the week to figure out the game and its pay table prior to the stream-betting event, which takes place on 10 May across the first 500 spins of Danger High Voltage.Big Time Gaming has utilised its game math models to create a spread of betting opportunities and a variety of permutations for viewers to bet on the slot outcome. The betting opportunities include how many features will be hit, what the features will pay out and the biggest base game win.Karolina Pelc, Head of Casino at LeoVegas, said: “We’re proud that LeoVegas is yet again the operator that will be introducing this innovative concept within the industry. We haven’t only been exclusively chosen to launch this exciting new game by BTG, but we’re launching it in a totally new way – through a livestream. This is in line with our promise of being always the first with the latest.”Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming, commented: “This could be the tipping point for live streaming that brings in the masses! As with sport, a bet can no doubt enhance the live experience and Kim’s channel viewers we’re sure, will enjoy the chance of an additional flutter on the outcome of their favourite slot machines.” LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more