With pending franchise bill, ABS-CBN can still operate until June 2022

first_imgA media crew cab enters the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, the office of the country’s top broadcast network, following a move by the Philippine government to scrap its franchises, in Quezon City, Feb. 10, 2020. Reuters “ABS-CBN may actually continue tolegally operate under its existing franchise until the end of 18th Congress oruntil that franchise is formally terminated,” he added. “We are not delayingit. We have enough time. We are proceeding steadily but cautiously, given thehighly-charged atmosphere.” House legislative franchise committeevice chairman Isabela Representative Tonypet Albano said that the network cancontinue its operation since there are pending bills for the extension of itslegislative franchise. There are 11 bills seeking for therenewal of the ABS-CBN franchise for another 25 years which remain pending atthe committee since they were filed in August 2019. MANILA – A House of Representativesleader has claimed that broadcasting network ABS-CBN may continue to operateuntil June 30, 2022, despite the expiration of its franchise on March thisyear. “We want to allay the fears of thepublic and the [ABS-CBN] employees, ABS-CBN will not cease to exist unlessCongress acts on it,” Albano said in a press conference on Wednesday. Albano also said that the ABS-CBN canalso seek provisional authority before the National TelecommunicationsCommission (NTC) as a remedy. “There is a provisional authority thatcan be secured from NTC, since ABS-CBN is using public airwaves,” Albano said. The Office of Solicitor General hasfiled a quo warranto petition seeking to revoke ABS CBN’s legislate franchisedue to alleged foreign ownership and bypassing of authority of the NTC. TheABS-CBN has maintained that it has not violated any law./PNlast_img

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Victory by Van Straten is first of career at Seymour

first_imgBy Dave PanskeSEYMOUR, Wis. (June 15) – Once racing settled in, Travis Van Straten accomplished a career first Sunday evening at Seymour Speedway. The Coors Light IMCA Stock Car feature started with a rollover. Bob Czarapata flipped his car on the side after hitting the turn one fence, but was not injured. Back under green Travis Springstroh took the lead followed by Chaz Van Ooyen, Bill Kel­sey, John Heinz and Chris Lowenhagen. Van Straten quickly moved toward the front, taking over third on lap three. A caution on lap seven bunched the pack with Springstroh still leading the way. A fantastic three wide battle for the lead ensued with Van Ooyen taking charge on the restart and Van Straten mak­ing a three-wide pass into second.Van Straten continued to move forward and wrestled the top spot from Van Ooyen on lap nine. He started to pull away, leaving the battle for the runner-up spot. Van Ooyen, Jeremy Wii­tala, Rod Snellenberger, Heinz and Kelsey swapped positions white trying to keep up with Van Straten, who was adding to his lead lap after lap. A spin brought out the final caution on lap 16, but Van Straten was up to the challenge and held off Snellenberger and Heinz to record his first-ever Stock Car feature win at Sey­mour. Snellenberger beat Heinz for the runner-up spot with Van Ooyen a close fourth. Tyler Wilson pulled into the top spot of the Budweiser IMCA Modified feature with Lance Arneson, T.J. Smith, Jay Matthias and Eric Arneson behind. Mike Wedelstadt made a direct run toward the front, taking second on lap six before the lone caution of the race appeared.Wedelstadt wasted little time taking the top spot on the restart and set out to hide from the field, leaving Wilson, Brad Lautenbach, Chad Bartel, Lance Arneson and Jamie Schmidt to decide se­cond.Wedelstadt continued to cruise taking his first feature win of the season and become the fifth differ­ent winner this season. Lautenbach took the runner-up finish with Bartel third. Wilson rec­orded his best finish this season, taking fourth. Mike Dauphinais set the pace for the first seven laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod contest with Lucas Lamberies chasing in second with Hunter Parsons and Bruce Belland close behind.By lap five, Joey Taycher had moved into third and continued into the runner-up spot on the next lap. Taycher challenged the leader for two laps and took charge on lap eight. Lamberies and Bel­land moved up in line as well, but could not keep pace with Taycher, who ran alone to the finish.last_img

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Nolan happy with Olympic move

first_imgWest Ham captain Kevin Nolan believes the club’s move to the Olympic Stadium could help them join the Barclays Premier League elite. The Hammers were named preferred bidders in December but negotiations with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) have been long and tortuous. However, the LLDC announced on Friday morning that a deal has now been signed off that sees the Barclays Premier League club become anchor tenants under a 99-year lease. The work required to turn the Olympic Stadium, the scene of memorable moments for the likes of Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis, into a multi-purpose venue suitable for Premier League football is to get underway as soon as possible. Nolan has hailed the decision to have West Ham as the anchor tenants to halt a worrying trend of Olympic venues from previous games being left empty and falling into disrepair. “You only have to look around the world to see some of the Olympic Stadiums and there is nothing in them,” he said. “They are all white elephants now and would we want to see that after a superb 2012 or do we want to see it packed every two weeks with what brings the excitement of football. “The country is football-mad – this is going to bring everything together and it is exciting times, I’m delighted for Karren [Brady, West Ham vice-chairman] and the co-chairmen [David Sullivan and David Gold] because they have worked so hard on it and hopefully now we can work hard to make sure we give them what they deserve, and that is Premier League status and improving every year.” Press Associationcenter_img The Hammers have been handed the keys for the Olympic Stadium after a deal for the London 2012 centrepiece was finally agreed, with the club set to move in ahead of the 2016/17 season. And Nolan said: “You can see that this is a club that has always had the up-and-downs because they haven’t been able to splash the cash. They haven’t had the stadium to create the revenue, so I think this is the perfect opportunity to put this club in amongst the big boys and we have got to make sure now that we stabilise the club in the fact we make sure it is still a Premier League club and even fighting for European places by the time we move here.” last_img

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Police find two children inside stolen vehicle

first_imgTwo children are now in the care of the Department of Children and Families after authorities recovered them inside of a stolen vehicle during a brief pursuit.Officials say they located a vehicle that was reported stolen traveling in the area of 24th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard on Monday.Authorities then attempted to conduct a traffic-stop, however, the driver of the vehicle refused to pull over.After a short pursuit, the driver eventually pulled over and that’s when authorities found an infant and a toddler inside of the vehicle along with two adults.Both adults have since been taken into custody.It was also said that the child belong to one of the adults who was taken into custody.last_img

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The Latest: British tennis giving $24M in support package

first_imgThe Latest: British tennis giving $24M in support package Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Lawn Tennis Association is giving up to 20 million pounds ($24 million) through grants and interest-free loans to help venues, coaches, officials, and players in Britain during the coronavirus pandemic. More than a dozen U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes received reassurance this week when Toyota North America announced it would extend their endorsement contracts through the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021.The auto company and major Olympic sponsor has 17 U.S. athletes under contract. They include swimmer David Boudia, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Paralympian Oksana Masters and sprinter Michael Norman.The status of endorsement contracts is a major concern to athletes because most signed deals that were set to expire after this year’s scheduled Olympics. They have been rescheduled for 2021 and that has forced corporations to reset and rethink the structure of their deals.Visa is another major sponsor and has also told its global roster of nearly 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that it will extend sponsorships through 2021.___ The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17.Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees.” The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league.___The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May. Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 On Friday, team officials emailed letters to those with payment plans, giving them a Wednesday deadline to accept the offer.The final two installments were initially due April 15 and May 15. The Colts have not announced any changes about the May payment.“In light of the unique circumstances right now, we have decided to modify the payment options for members of our season ticket family on payment plans,” the letter reads in part.The move comes one day after the Indiana High School Athletic Association canceled the entire spring sports season. State officials had previously announced all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year.___ ___The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30.Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures. World Triathlon has extended its suspension of all events from the end of April to the end of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest events to be called off include the Yokohama leg of the world series, three African Cups, three American events, four Asian Cups, one event in Oceania and eight in Europe.World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “the suspension of all activities doesn’t mean at all that we stop working” on finding alternative dates.___The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___The world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev on June 20 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The fight was scheduled to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and will be Joshua’s first defense of his IBF, WBA, WBO belts since he regained them from Andy Ruiz Jr.Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing, says a new date for the fight is being worked on.___ He says no players or members of the coaching staff have shown any symptoms or been tested. Pierce said Friday he doesn’t know the identity of those who were tested. He said at least 18 or 19 days have passed read more

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Bangladesh rest Shakib, retain Mashrafe for Sri Lanka ODIs

first_imgDHAKA (AFP) – Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka later this month, officials said Tuesday.Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has been rested for personal reasons.Medium pace Abu Jayed, who was part of World Cup squad but did not play any games, was the other player to miss out.“Now that the World Cup chapter is over and we are starting a new season, this series is very important for us,” said Minhajul Abedin Nannu.“We didn’t make big changes from the World Cup squad here. As we don’t have Shakib and Liton, we included two players in their places and dropped one player,” he said.Bangladesh finished eighth in the World Cup after just three wins — against struggling South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan.The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) sacked coach Steve Rhodes after the team returned home last week and announced it will not renew the contract of bowling coach Courtney Walsh.Mashrafe, who claimed just one wicket in eight matches, shouldered the responsibility for the team’s lack-lustre performance, but the BCB has kept faith with him.Bangladesh will become the first team to tour Sri Lanka since the deadly Easter attacks in which 258 people were killed.The teams will play three one-day internationals on July 26, 28 and 31 at the Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza capt.), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman.last_img

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Extra time win for Saints

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay St Michaels are through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup.They needed extra time to see off the challenge of BT Harps at Cooke Park in the 4th round this afternoon.The sides were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes with the Saints winning 3-2 after extra time.last_img

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Huge Turnout at Maiden President Buhari Golf Tournament

first_imgThe Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, former Minister of Health, Dr Tim Menakaya, former Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, Maj Gen. Ibrahim Haruna (Rtd) and Chairman of Pinnacles Communication Sir Lucky Omoluwa were among the dignitaries at the event.Fifty Nigerian professional golfers, invited on the order of merit ranking will also compete on Sunday.Lalong, who returned on Friday night from Egypt, where he was designated as the Nigerian Leader of Delegation to the Africa Cup of Nations, expressed delight with the turnout at the tournament.“I must say I am very happy to represent him, (Buhari) because this is about the first tournament in his honour. He is not a golfer. He told me he plays hockey and squash, but he loves golf and that was what informed Daily Trust to do this tournament on his behalf,” Lalong said.He extended President Buhari’s appreciation to all those who contributed to the tournament and assured that he will continue to love the game of golf. He also appealed to people to continue to promote sports, particularly golf in Nigeria, noting that sports is a tool for sustaining national unity.Alhaji Sanusi, who also performed a ceremonial tee shot, lauded Daily Trust for using the tournament to bring golfers from across the country together.“I have always said that we need to do more to promote golf in this country because golf is the only game that cuts across every segment of the society -rich, poor, young, old and the retired,” he said.The royal father also charged the PGA of Nigeria to initiate developmental programmes for students so that potential world champions can be bred at the grassroots.Fixtures & ResultsMauritania 0-0 AngolaCameroun 0-0 GhanaNigeria v Madagascar 5pmGuinea v Burundi 5pmEgypt v Uganda 8pmDR Congo v Zimbabwe 8pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA large turnout of golfers graced the Grand Finale of the maiden President Buhari Golf Tournament, which teed off on Saturday at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong represented the president and performed the ceremonial tee off. Emir of Dutse Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi flanked by other dignitaries at the President Muhammadu Buhari Golf Tournament in Abuja Sundaylast_img

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How many Super Bowls have the Patriots won?

first_imgHere is a look at how many times the Patriots have won the Super Bowl — a feat they have accomplished more than any other team in the last 17 years — as well as the all-time Super Bowl wins leaderboard.MORE SUPER BOWL HISTORYMost wins by franchise | Most wins by playerHow many Super Bowls have the Patriots won?Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Co. are no strangers to the Super Bowl. They have established a dynasty since the turn of the century, winning six Super Bowls since 2002, with most of them coming in dramatic fashion.The first three of those wins came in a four-year span from 2002-05. Kicker Adam Vinatieri made the game-winning field goal in the final seconds in each of the first two victories, which jumpstarted the legacies of Belichick and Brady. The Super Bowl 39 win over the Eagles was highlighted by game MVP Deion Branch’s 11 receptions.New England did not win its fourth Super Bowl until 2015, when it defeated Seattle on cornerback Malcolm Butler’s interception with less than 30 seconds left in the game.MORE: 10 best Super Bowl-winning teamsThe Patriots then completed a miraculous comeback from down 28-3 in the third quarter to win Super Bowl 51 over the Falcons. James White ran for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.Their latest Super Bowl win was a bit more dull. New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl 53 was the lowest scoring championship game in NFL history, but it counts all the same. The Patriots moved into a tie with the Steelers for most Super Bowl wins by a single franchise with six.Super Bowl 53Feb. 3, 2019Patriots 13, Rams 3Super Bowl 52Feb. 4, 2018Eagles 41, Patriots 33Super Bowl 51Feb. 5, 2017Patriots 34, Falcons 28Super Bowl 49Feb. 1, 2015Patriots 28, Seahawks 24Super Bowl 46Feb. 5, 2012Giants 21, Patriots 17Super Bowl 42Feb. 3, 2008.Giants 17, Patriots 14Super Bowl 39Feb. 6, 2005Patriots 24, Eagles 21Super Bowl 38Feb. 1, 2004Patriots 32, Panthers 29Super Bowl 36Feb. 3, 2002Patriots 20, Rams 17Super Bowl 31Jan. 26, 1997Packers 35, Patriots 21Super Bowl 20Jan. 26, 1986Bears 46, Patriots 10When did the Patriots first play the Rams in the Super Bowl?The Patriots last played the Rams in Super Bowl 36, winning 20-17 on a Vinatieri game-winning field goal as time expired.The victory marked the beginning of New England’s dynasty and, prior to this season, was the Rams most recent trip to the Super Bowl. Death, taxes, and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.New England embraced its role as a faux underdog in 2019, clinching its fourth trip to the Super Bowl in five years and the 11th in franchise history. MORE: Top 10 Super Bowls of all timeWhich team has won the most Super Bowls?The Patriots are now tied with the Steelers, who have played in eight Super Bowls and have won six. The Cowboys and 49ers each have five Super Bowl wins.Steelers Super Bowl wins:Super Bowl 43Feb. 1, 2009Steelers 27, Cardinals 23Super Bowl 40Feb. 5, 2006Steelers 21, Seahawks 10Super Bowl 14Jan. 20, 1980Steelers 31, Rams 19Super Bowl 13Jan. 21, 1979Steelers 35, Cowboys 21Super Bowl 10Jan. 18, 1976Steelers 21, Cowboys 17Super Bowl 9Jan. 12, 1975Steelers 16, Vikings 6last_img

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Wellington Heat improve to 5-0

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