CEC upholds district election commission’s decision on Yardimli-Masalli constituency
By TrendAn appeal of an MP candidate from the 72nd Yardimli-Masalli constituency was considered at a meeting of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) held on Feb. 20, Trendreports.The appeal was considered in connection with the parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan on Feb. 9.The CEC member Ilkin Shahbazov said that the candidate claimed in his appeal that offenses were committed during the vote counting on the election day.“In connection with the appeal, an investigation was conducted. However, no violations were found,” Shahbazov added.The CEC member proposed to uphold the deci...
Royals may have interesting decision to make at first base between O'Hearn, McBroom
SURPRISE, Ariz. — For the time being, neither Ryan O’Hearn nor Ryan McBroom will let himself get wrapped up in the numbers game of figuring out how many players at various positions can make the Kansas City Royals roster.They know the drill. They know they’d both like to end spring training as the club’s starting first baseman. They’re determined, however, not to let that distract them from what they each need to do or get in the way of their friendship.“I love Broomie,” O’Hearn said. “Broomie and I have become close. We hang out and do our workouts together every day. We’re in the same groups...
The Kansas City Star
So, will Roger Stone actually wear prison orange?
So, will Roger Stone actually wear prison orange? From Politico: "Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to just more than three years in prison, a decision that raises immediate questions about whether President Donald Trump will pardon his longtime political confidant for what the president has decried as a miscarriage of justice. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down Stone’s 40-month sentence in a packed Washington, D.C., courtroom after spending more than two hours ticking through the twisted history of his case, which culminated last November with the GOP operative’s jury c...
The Moderate Voice
Greg deserves fair treatment
Greg deserves fair treatmentIt’s clearly unfair to even speculate that Ginebra center Greg Slaughter’s decision to take a sabbatical from the PBA was prompted by rumors of an impending trade. He deserves a lot more credit than that.Slaughter, 31, has never thought of himself as being entitled. Last year, he spoke openly about the travails of a professional athlete, that in the business of sports, trades are a way of life. Slaughter even mentioned that legends like Eric Menk, Jimmy Alapag and Asi Taulava underwent the experience of being traded so it’s nothing to be alarmed about when there are...
Patrick Baldwin Jr., the nation's No. 3 basketball recruit in the junior class, faces a difficult decision — play for Coach K, his father or his beloved Northwestern?
EVANSTON, Ill. — After playing all 44 minutes of a draining triple-overtime thriller, Patrick Baldwin Jr. had one thing left to do: bare his soul.Baldwin had scored a game-high 25 points for Sussex (Wis.) Hamilton despite Evanston spotlighting him with its box-and-one defense. He made key shots, missed key shots, grabbed 17 rebounds, drew two offensive fouls for extending his left arm, blew a kiss after a pull-up jumper and surrendered the ball under his team’s basket in a devastating sequence.And after all of those emotional swings at Welsh-Ryan Arena, his second home, Baldwin did something e...
DFA gave input on effects of ending VFA but decision had already been made, exec says
DFA gave input on effects of ending VFA but decision had already been made, exec saysPatricia Lourdes Viray(Philstar.com) – February 20, 2020 – 3:06pmMANILA, Philippines — Diplomatic officials advised President Rodrigo Duterte on the potential effects of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States but the decision to end the pact had already by then.Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. previously said he would prefer a vigorous review of the military pact with the US rather than it completely.In a Senate hearing Thursday, a DFA official admitted that they had advised Duterte o...
Iran election watchdog defends decision to bar candidates
Tehran (AFP) - Iran's electoral watchdog on Wednesday defended its decision to disqualify thousands of candidates for a parliamentary election in two days, saying it was done in accordance with the law.The Guardian Council, a powerful body that vets candidates for Iranian elections, also said it expected at least 50 percent of registered voters to turn out at Friday's election.Thousands of candidates, most of them moderates and reformists, have been barred from entering the race by the Council, which is dominated by ultra-conservatives.But its spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaee said the body was "...
Giants' decision to increase minor league pay could lead to bigger change in the future
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Making ends meet in minor league baseball is a significant financial struggle for many prospects, but the San Francisco Giants are attempting to ease the burden this year.Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed the organization has elected to give minor leaguers at nearly every level of the farm system pay increases for the 2020 season. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported salaries at Triple-A will go up from $502 a week to $750 while players will also receive a $500 per month housing allowance.“It was a collective, organizational decision,” Zai...
The Mercury News
Whatever the decision on Friday, Dr M to quit after Apec
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unsure if the transition of power issue would be discussed during the upcoming Pakatan Harapan presidential council meetingHowever, he reiterated his decision to relinquish the post after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Kuala Lumpur this November.Asked if the transition would be raised during the Friday meeting, Mahathir replied: “Tak tahulah(don't know).”“But like I said before, I am always prepared to be told to resign, I will resign.“That is my promise, I will resign. Whatever decision is made (during the meeting), I will resign a...
Lebanese national carrier scraps plan to accept only US dollars
Crisis-hit Lebanon'snational carrier on Sunday said it was scrapping plans to only accept payments in US dollars, a decision that had earlier sparked anger among Lebanese.Lebanon is in the throes of an economic meltdown and a biting liquidity crunch that has seen the local currency depreciate on the parallel market and banksimpose stringent controls on withdrawals and transfers abroad.Earlier Sunday the state-run National News Agency reported that "from Monday, Middle East (Airlines) and other airline companies operating in Lebanonwill only accept payments in US dollars".Following the announce...