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Stuttgart striker banned for three months over false identity

Inquirer Breaking News - 41 min 13 sec ago
VfB Stuttgart striker Silas Katompa Mvumpa was banned from all competitions for three months and fined 30,000 euros after revealing he had been playing under a false identity for years. Known until last week as Silas Wamangituka, the striker revealed that his name and birth date were different and that the data had been changed years ago by a former agent who controlled him as a teenager. "It was clear to him and us that Silas was going to be sanctioned by the DFB, and that's the way it has to be according to the by-laws," said Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat following the decision by the German Football Association (DFB). "At the same time, the verdict takes into...

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WTO head says pandemic-related trade barriers are rising

Inquirer Breaking News - 43 min 21 sec ago
GENEVA --- The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday that trade barriers related to medical supplies used against COVID-19 had risen and urged member states to drop them, as it intensified efforts to reach a deal on vaccine-sharing. "The trend is going in the wrong direction," WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told a virtual U.N. forum, referring to barriers on goods trade related to the pandemic. "We need to bring those restrictions down so we can move... medical goods and supplies and vaccines (faster)." She said the number of trade restrictions was 109 at the start of the pandemic early last year, and had later fallen to 51 but had since risen again t...

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Losing finalist Tsitsipas moves one place in ATP rankings

Inquirer Breaking News - 45 min 37 sec ago
Losing French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas jumped up one place to fourth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. The 22-year-old Greek leapfrogged Austrian Dominc Thiem after his efforts in the French capital. Roland Garros winner Novak Djokovic, fresh from his 19th Grand Slam win, consolidated his lead atop the rankings. The Serb now stands 1,970 points ahead of Russian Daniil Medvedev, with Spain's Rafael Nadal in third. ATP rankings as of June 14 1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,113 points 2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 10,143 3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,630 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7,980 (+1) 5. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7425 (-1) 6. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7,35...

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Djokovic, Federer, Nadal: Who’s the greatest of them all?

Inquirer Breaking News - 52 min 45 sec ago
Novak Djokovic's French Open triumph, which made him only the third man to win all four majors twice and took him halfway to a rare calendar Grand Slam, has reignited the debate over who is the greatest male player of all time. The 34-year-old Serb wrapped up his second Roland Garros title and 19th Slam trophy with victory from two sets down over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, 12 years his junior. It was a triumph built on the foundations of his epic semifinal win against 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, only the Spaniard's third loss in Paris in 16 years. Now Djokovic is just one Slam away from the record of 20 jointly-held by Nadal and Roger Federer. "We have to start talki...

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Habagat to prevail in Luzon, rest of PH to have better weather — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - 56 min 2 sec ago
https://youtu.be/NeMl4vj7wjY MANILA, Philippines --- Western parts of Luzon may see cloudy skies and isolated rains again due to the southwest monsoon while most areas within the country would enjoy better weather conditions, state meteorologists said on Monday afternoon. The latest weather reports from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed that provinces in Ilocos Region, plus the western parts of Central Luzon which include Zambales and Bataan would be most affected by the southwest monsoon or habagat. Pagasa said rains may also persist in other provinces but these would be isolated and would last for a few minutes on...

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Fire engulfs bar in Zambales

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 13 min ago
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales----A fire razed a bar at Barangay Sto. Nino in Palauig town Saturday, officials said Monday, June 14. Authorities said the fire broke out about 6:45 a.m. in Sitio Banlog and was put out shortly after 7 a.m. Investigators said an electric fan that overheated caused the fire. The blaze spread quickly, destroying the whole bar made of light materials. No one was hurt in the fire, but its damage was estimated to reach P100,000. INQ LZB ...

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Liza Soberano’s ‘Trese’ stint defended by voice actor Inka Magnaye

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Voice actor Inka Magnaye weighed in on actress Liza Soberano's supposed "monotonous" voice acting for the animated series "Trese" amid criticism from some viewers. Magnaye clarified that Soberano actually fit the bill for her role. Magnaye, who became known for her TikTok videos of her family delivering advertisement spiels, stated that Soberano's voice was "perfect" for Alexandra Trese, through a Twitter post yesterday, June 13. "Liza Soberano's voice is perfect for the character. It's got a great balance of youthfulness and grim," she said, while also notingthat there were points for improvement in how the actress delivered her lines. "A bit more exaggeration could have ad...

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Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 16 min ago
The American biotechnology company Novavax announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have an overall efficacy of 90.4% in a Phase 3 trial conducted across the United States and Mexico.
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Krejcikova into WTA top 15 after French Open victory

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Newly crowned French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova jumped 18 places into the top 15 in the latest WTA rankings released Monday. The Czech beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Saturday's final, the Russian herself gaining 13 places to 19th, while Slovenian semi-finalist Tamara Zidansek leapt 38 places to 47th. Australian Ashleigh Barty remains atop the rankings, less than 1,000 points ahead of Japan's Naomi Osaka. WTA rankings as of June 14 1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,245 pts 2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7,401 3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6,330 4. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6,195 5. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,865 6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,835 7. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5,265 8. Ser...

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3 die, 110 recover from COVID-19 in Aurora province

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 23 min ago
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga --- Three people died while 110 recovered from severe respiratory illness COVID-19 in Aurora province on Sunday (June 13), the province's emergency operation center reported. The three new fatalities -- two residents of Baler town and another from Dingalan -- raised to 56 the number of people who died from the viral disease in the province since the start of the pandemic last year. The new recoveries, on the other hand, brought down the number of active cases from 529 last Saturday to 429 on Sunday. Aurora's total number of recovered patients from COVID-19 is now at 1,226. Aurora also reported 13 new infections, bringing its total COVID-19 cases to 1...

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US father-son duo admit helping ex-Nissan chief Ghosn flee Japan

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 24 min ago
TOKYO --- An American father-son duo admitted to helping orchestrate former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's audacious escape from Japan as they made their first appearance before a Tokyo court on Monday. Former special forces operative Michael Taylor and his son Peter were extradited by US authorities over allegations that they and a third man, who remains at large, smuggled Ghosn out of Japan in a music equipment case as he awaited trial. At the Tokyo district court, the pair did not contest the facts laid out by prosecutors in an indictment, effectively conceding their role in the saga. "Is there any mistake in what the prosecutor just read?" the judge asked each man in turn. ...

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Eriksen in ‘good spirits,’ remains under observation – agent

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 27 min ago
The agent of Christian Eriksen says the Danish player is in "good spirits" but anxious to find out the cause of his cardiac arrest during his country's opening Euro 2020 game in Copenhagen. "We spoke this morning (Sunday). He was joking, and in good spirits, I found him well," Martin Schoots told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday. "We all want to find out what happened, him included. The doctors are conducting detailed tests, it'll take time." Denmark's team doctor on Sunday confirmed the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder had suffered a cardiac arrest. "He was gone, and we did cardiac resuscitation," doctor Morten Boesen told a press conference. "How cl...

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99-year-old woman in Ilocos Norte gets jab vs COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 30 min ago
LAOAG CITY----A 99-year-old woman from Vintar town in Ilocos Norte received May 31 her first dose of an anti-COVID-19 vaccine, which made her the oldest resident of the province to be inoculated, officials said Monday, June 14. The provincial government said Hilaria Flores Dalere received the UK-made AstraZeneca vaccine. As of June 13, at least 13,745 senior citizens had been vaccinated in Ilocos Norte. Of this number, 683 have been fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Rheuel Bobis, DOH COVID-19 focal person in the Ilocos Region. Since May, the provincial government had been eyeing to inoculate at least 71,380 senior citizens aged 60 and above, or those in the A2 priority g...

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Sotto, Villanueva react to LGBTIQ+ promise not to give them votes

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 35 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Everyone is entitled to voice their own opinion and freedom to choose their candidate for the elections, two senators said after an LGBTIQ+ group called them out, saying they "don't deserve to be elected" for supposedly using religion to marginalize the gay community. "This is a free country, everyone is entitled to his own opinion," Senate President Vicente Sotto III told INQUIRER.net Monday when sought to comment on a statement of LGBTQ Plus president Reggie Pasion. Meanwhile, Senator Joel Villanueva said he recognizes everyone's right to "campaign for their preferred candidates." "That is the essence of democracy," he said. "Our challe...

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Nuggets’ Jokic apologizes after ejection vs Suns

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 35 min ago
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has apologized after the NBA's MVP was ejected for taking a swing at Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne in Sunday's Western Conference semifinal exit. Jokic caught Payne across the face as the Serbian attempted to steal the ball with 3:52 remaining in the third quarter. Suns guard Devin Booker confronted Jokic after the foul and the teams briefly scuffled before being separated. Jokic was ejected following a review. He finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds as Denver lost Game Four 118-125 and was swept 4-0 in the best-of-seven series. "I thought honestly they would not eject me," Jokic said. "I wanted to change the rhythm of the game,...

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'This is entirely dedicated to her': Stefanos Tsitsipas says his grandmother passed away five minutes before French Open final

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 39 min ago
Stefanos Tsitsipas has paid tribute to his grandmother, who he says passed away five minutes before he took to the court for the French Open final against Novak Djokovic.
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Robredo camp: No politics about citing facts on Davao City’s rising COVID-19 cases

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 44 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo's camp on Monday asserted there is no politics to citing facts on Davao City's rising COVID-19 cases and shot down efforts to drag her into a political discussion for it. This comes after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told the Vice President to keep out of Davao City's COVID-19 problems, even urging her to "avoid involving the COVID-19 surge in Davao City in her attempt at politicking" as Robredo earlier said that Davao City could consider some pointers from other cities, such as Cebu, which have also experienced case surges. Robredo's spokesman, Atty. Barry Gutierrez, pointed out that the Vice President has always been...

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Bacolod may revert to MECQ due to COVID-19 rise

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 45 min ago
BACOLOD CITY----This city may be placed under the more stringent modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) by June 16 due to a noticeable increase in COVID-19 cases, said City Administrator Em Ang. Ang, executive director of the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center, said a source in the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF) told her unofficially that the city may revert to MECQ due to its rising number of COVID-19 cases. The Department of Health recently tagged Bacolod as a high-risk area for COVID-19. As of June 12, Bacolod had 1,952 active cases, while the province had 2,368. Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said t...

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Run for president in 2022, Negros youth group urges Senator Lacson

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 58 min ago
BACOLOD CITY----The Negrosan Youth for Panfilo "Ping" Lacson urged the senator to run for president in 2022. In a press conference Saturday here, Romeo Castillo Jr., co-convenor of the group, appealed to Lacson not to retire, and to instead carry on his advocacies by running for president. "We believe Senator Ping Lacson carries the cry of every Filipino", said the group whose members come from different youth groups in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. "Please continue to safeguard the Philippine national budget, please continue to fight massive corruption in the government, especially by exposing sinister plans to take advantage of the pandemic," they added. LZB...

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