Anti-Terror Bill up for ‘final review’ – Palace

first_imgProtesters gather on June 12, 2020 for a “party-themed” gathering against the anti-terror bill. The controversial measure that seeks to boost the Philippines’ anti-terrorism campaign is already with the office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea – the last stop before it reaches the table of the President. JIRE CARREON/ABS-CBN NEWS “I talked to our fellow Cabinet members about it and he (Duterte) said, so far, he has no objections to the provisions of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act. He also certified it as [a] priority bill,” Esperon said in an interview on CNN Philippines. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., for his part, said that he expects President Duterte to sign the measure as he has objections in the proposed law. Duterte still has a week to decide on the anti-terror bill before it lapses into law on July 9. Congress on June 9 transmitted the bill to Malacañang for President Duterte’s signature. “We will leave it to the President because anyway, he has this legal team going through it and the Department of Justice, Secretary Guevarra has given his recommendations and because he’s a lawyer he will also go through it,” he added. “Ibig sabihin po mayroon nang memorandum recommending a course of action to the President,” Roque said. “Subject to final approval lang po siguro ‘yan ni Executive Secretary at dadalhin na po sa lamesa ni Presidente.” Militant and human rights groups, among others, fear that the Anti-Terrorism Act will be abused and used to go after critics of the government, while Commission on Human Rights called on the bill’s vague definition of terrorism. MANILA – The controversial Anti-Terorrism Bill is now under “final review.” It has already reached the table of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Presidetial spokesperson Harry Roque revealed. Under the anti-terrorism bill, persons who shall threaten to commit terrorism, and those who will propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer imprisonment of 12 years. Medialdea’s office will serve as the last stop of the measure before it reaches the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Roque. Suspected persons can be detained for 14 days without a warrant of arrest with an allowable 10-day extension. A 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists can also be conducted by the police or the military, with an allowable 30-day extension./PNlast_img read more

Veterans group awards nursing scholarships

first_imgRecipient of the 40 & 8 Voiture 612 Earnest and Vera Glaub Scholarship:Madison Leffingwell (currently in third year of Nursing Training at Ball State University) Those not pictured are:Chelsea Brown (Rising Sun HS)Trevor Levi (Rising Sun HS)Kennedy Miller (South Dearborn HS)All high school students in Franklin, Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties are eligible.The Forty & Eight was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France.  Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veteran’s organization in 1960.  Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces. Recipient of the 40 & 8 Voiture 612 JoAnn Niemeyer Scholarship:Amber Wiedeman (Lawrenceburg HS)center_img Lawrenceburg, In. — Members of the local chapter of 40 & 8 La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) awarded nursing scholarships to 17 area students.  The recipients of the 40 & 8 Voiture 612 Nurses Scholarship recipients are: Jody Breeck (Switzerland Co. HS)Ashley Wegford (Rising Sun HS)Kasey Baker (Rising Sun HS)Chelsea Brown (Rising Sun HS)Trevor Levi (Rising Sun HS)Kennedy Miller (South Dearborn HS)Stephanie Edwards (Lawrenceburg HS)Sara Schuman (East Central HS)Anita Alig (East Central HS)Lauren McComas (East Central HS)Kendall McCool (Franklin Co. HS)Christopher Hammond (Franklin Co. HS)last_img read more

Another gem by Clayton Kershaw helps Dodgers to 2-1 victory and sweep of Braves

first_imgThree of Atlanta’s singles came in the ninth inning. With runners on first and third, Kershaw struck out Freddie Freeman for the second out.“He’s a great hitter,” Kershaw said of Freeman, who’s batting .282. “I mean, he took two really great sliders to get it to 2-2 and I threw a slider that backed up and I think that’s probably why I struck him out because it wasn’t where it was supposed to go. So kind of an accidental strikeout for me, which was great.”But Justin Upton beat out an infield hit to third that scored B.J. Upton to get the Braves within 2-1. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly asked for a review of the play at first, but it was upheld.Kershaw then retired Evan Gattis on a forceout from shortstop to second base to end the game. Kershaw’s ERA for the season is down to 1.71.“Exciting,” said Kershaw, when asked to describe that nail-biting ninth inning. “I thought (Uribe) made a really good play at third. Justin’s pretty fast. It looked really close. Umpire got it right, but it would have been nice to get that one overturned.” The Dodgers (62-47) have now won six consecutive games and eight of 10, and increased their lead in the NL West to 3 1/2 games over the idle Giants.“Six wins is great,” Gonzalez said of the winning streak. “Once again, Kersh dominating. Incredible. Those two runs were enough. It was a good game. I mean, we didn’t put a lot of people on base. But we were able to get the two and that was enough.”The Braves (58-51) remained 1 1/2 games behind Washington in the NL East. Atlanta came into the series having won three in a row.Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (10-7) absorbed the loss. He threw eight innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits, while striking out nine and walking three.The Dodgers turned three double plays. Second baseman Dee Gordon was involved in two of them. Gordon also made a fine play of a grounder hit to him by Tommy La Stella in the fourth inning. Also, A.J. Ellis threw out B.J. Upton trying to steal that same inning.Mattingly said he was short in the bullpen, but he said even if he wasn’t he would not have lifted Kershaw in that nerve-wracking ninth.“No, Clayton is our best guy,” he said. “If he’s at a pitch-count we feel is workable, and he had to battle all night long to get to that point, it’s his game.”Perhaps the most telling quote of the night about Kershaw came from his manager.“He’s just on a war path every time he pitches,” Mattingly said.The Dodgers wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard against Teheran. Gordon walked, but with Puig at the plate, Gordon was cut down trying to steal second on a bang-bang play that Mattingly asked about, but he did not ask for a review.Puig walked and then sent some electricity through the stadium when he scored from first on a double to right-center by Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who has a team-high 71 RBIs, never moved from second, though, because Teheran struck out Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford to end the inning.The Braves got their first hit with one out in the third inning when Phil Gosselin singled to right-center. But Teheran hit into an inning-ending double play and Kershaw still had faced just the minimum of nine batters.The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the inning when, with one out, Puig got hold of a 1-2 slider from Teheran and sent the ball quickly over the left-field fence for his 13th home run of the season.Like he did after giving up the first run, Teheran struck out the next two batters — Gonzalez and Ramirez.The Braves actually got two singles in the fourth inning, but never got a runner past second base thanks to some fine defensive help. B.J. Upton led off with a single to center, but with La Stella at the plate, Upton was gunned down trying to steal second by Ellis.La Stella then grounded out to second on a fine play by Gordon. Freeman singled to left, but Kershaw induced Justin Upton to ground out to shortstop for the final out.Kershaw got more defensive help in the top of the fifth. With Gattis and Ryan Doumit on first and second via singles to center, Andrelton Simmons hit a ground ball to Juan Uribe at third. Uribe stepped on the bag and threw to second baseman Gordon for the double play. Kershaw then struck out Gosselin on a wicked curve for the third out.That was Kershaw’s fifth strikeout, and his ERA after five innings had dropped to 1.69. After seven, it was 1.66.Gordon provided Kershaw with yet even more standout defense in the eighth. Doumit hit a bloop single to lead off the inning. The next batter, Simmons, grounded one to Gordon, who ran at Doumit and tagged him out before nipping Simmons at first for a double play. Gosselin then grounded out to Uribe at third. It has almost became an event unto itself when left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers. As legendary broadcaster Vin Scully pointed out in a tweet, Kershaw had an ERA of 1.76 over his previous 61 starts before Thursday’s against the Atlanta Braves. The best 61-game stretch for Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw Sandy Koufax was 1.78.Not too shabby.Kershaw (13-2) tossed yet another gem Thursday night, pitching his second consecutive complete game. Couple that with an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning and a home run by Yasiel Puig in the third as well as some fine defense from his teammates, and the Dodgers defeated the Braves 2-1 before 51,163 at Dodger Stadium for a three-game series sweep.Kershaw gave up nine singles and struck out nine while throwing 111 pitches and walking none. He now has five complete games this season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more