Comelec is no longer using SmartmaticYES, you read it right — the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is no longer using the technical services of Smartmatic Corp. Of course, this is not my own statement — but rather that of Comelec spokesman James B. Jimenez. Jimenez was one of the guests at our regular News and Nuances, Kapihan at Almusalan (Nanka) media forum on August 23. He was supposed to give his insights as Comelec spokesman on the raging “word war” between Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema and Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. But I was tempted to segue and move our discussion to the subject of Smartmatic. I asked him about the Comelec’s plan, if there is one, to follow the President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to “Dispose of Smartmatic…Palitan na ninyo (Replace them).” I myself was surprised at Jimenez’s reply.He said: “Walang Smartmatic na directly related to the voting noong 2019. Meron sila na … [Read more...] about Comelec is no longer using Smartmatic
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Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Thursday said the United States was "no longer the main global power" in political and moral leadership ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Trump is due in Poland on Sunday for ceremonies marking 80 years since the outbreak of World War II. "President Trump, I urge you to regain the position of world leader for the USA," Walesa said in an interview published in Thursday's edition of Poland's centrist Rzeczpospolita daily. "The world needs the leadership of the USA. Moral and political leadership, not only economic and military leadership," added Walesa, a Nobel Peace laureate. Walesa led the Solidarity labour movement that brought a peaceful end to communism in Poland in 1989 and became its first post-war democratically elected president in 1990. Working as a shipyard electrician in the Baltic port city of Gdansk, he stunned the communist bloc and the world when he led a 1980 strike by 17,000 shipyard workers. The … [Read more...] about Walesa to Trump: US no longer moral, political world leader
ISTANBUL: An Iranian tanker at the centre of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran is no longer recorded as heading for Turkey, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday (Aug 26), having switched to a Turkish destination at the weekend.The vessel, fully laden with oil, had previously been heading to the port of Kalamata in southern Greece but Greece had said it would not offer any facilities to the tanker.Shipping data on Saturday had then indicated the vessel was to dock at the southern Turkish port of Mersin on Aug 31.On Monday, Refinitiv Eikon data did not specify any destination for the Adrian Darya. Its location is currently south of mainland Greece, west of the island of Crete.The Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, was released in mid-August from detention off Gibraltar after a five-week standoff over whether it was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.The United States, which says the tanker is controlled by the Iranian … [Read more...] about Iranian tanker no longer has Turkey destination: Shipping data
Antonio Sanchez release no longer an issue — Palace Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The recent controversy involving convicted rapist and murderer, former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez is no longer an issue because he was already found to be unqualified to be released from prison, Malacañang said yesterday. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said claims that Sanchez, who was sentenced to seven life terms of up to 40 years each, may soon walk free should no longer be discussed. “I think it is clear that he is not qualified under the law that reduces sentences because of good conduct. So that’s not an issue anymore,” Nograles said in an interview with radio station dzBB. “Natuldukan na ito. Hindi na dapat pag-usapan pa ito kasi hindi talaga qualified (The issue should be put to rest. It should not be … [Read more...] about Antonio Sanchez release no longer an issue — Palace
NEW YORK - Is Rihanna tired of life in the fast lane? The singer was a notable absentee on Monday (May 6) in the Met Gala, an event where she often turned heads with her eye-popping costume choices in the past. Posting earlier in the day before the high-profile Gala, Rihanna, 31, dropped intriguing clues that seemed to point out that she was no longer after fame and wealth. "Humility comes from brokenness. Brokenness comes when we learn that we are not hotshots after all. "Brokenness comes when we judge others, and then realise that we do the same things they do. "Brokenness comes when we think we are going to step out and do something great, and then fall flat on our face because we forgot to stay plugged in to God." It is not known why Rihanna was in such a pensive mood. But she did bother to check out what the celebrities wore to the Gala, declaring that Vogue editor Anna Wintour was the best-dressed among them. … [Read more...] about Rihanna skipped Met Gala because she is no longer chasing fame?