Solicitor General Jose Calida. CNN He then reiterated his request for anoral argument to defend the OSG position that the network’s franchise must benullified due to several violations. Calida added that what the OSG want isto stop the discussion while the case is pending in court. In a consolidated reply to the SupremeCourt, Solicitor General Jose Calida said ABS-CBN’s claim that a gag order willimpair the people’s right to information is “overly sweeping if not altogetherexaggeration.” The SC did not make any action onCalida’s quo warranto petition as well as in the gag order motion against thenetwork earlier this week and the high court will tackle the cases during itsen banc session on March 10./PN He added: “It is respectfullysubmitted that the Honorable Court’s plenary power embodied in the Constitutionclearly gives statutory basis to the Honorable Court’s jurisdiction to hear thepresent quo warranto petition.” MANILA – The Office of the SolicitorGeneral (OSG) insisted there was a need to issue a gag order against partiesfrom discussing in public the quo warranto case filed against televisionnetwork ABS-CBN. “The issues raised before thisHonorable Court do not present political but legal questions which are withinits province to resolve,” the Solicitor General said. In his quo warranto petition to thehigh court, Calida said the OSG uncovered numerous abuses and violations ofABS-CBN Corp. and ABS-CBN Convergence of its legislative franchise. Calida also maintained that the quowarranto is allowed under the Rules of Civil Procedure in order to obtain ajudicial declaration of the supposed violation committed by the network. Calida also said the network violatedthe constitutional provision against foreign ownership of media entities whenit issued the Philippine Depository Receipts to foreigners. “The exercise of such right is notabsolute for it may be so regulated that it shall not be injurious to the equalenjoyment of others having equal rights, nor injurious to the rights of thecommunity or society,” Calida said.
ERIN KEEFFE/Herald photoIn dominating fashion, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (7-10-0, 1-4-0 Big Ten) defeated in-state rival UW-Green Bay (8-9-0, 3-4-0 Horizon) by a score of 3-0 Wednesday night in its final home match of the season at the McClimon Soccer Complex.Despite suffering a goal-scoring drought earlier in the season when it tallied only one strike in five games, the team has rallied back as of late, scoring 13 goals in its past five matches.”It feels great for us to come away with a good win and score some goals,” head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “In the last five games, we’ve been able to put two or three goals in, so it’s been great for the guys to see that we can get over that hump and we can put the ball in the net. I’m really happy for that.”Wisconsin took a very early lead in only the second minute of play following a beautiful through ball by sophomore Christopher Ede into the path of a streaking Victor Diaz. Instead of taking a shot, Diaz unselfishly threaded the needle into junior William Bagayoko’s run, who calmly buried his shot into the left side of the goal.Just 10 minutes later, the Badgers went up 2-0 on the Phoenix with a ripped shot by Diaz from 20 yards out into the lower-left corner of the net. Assisting on the goal was Ede again, bringing his total on the season to three. Diaz’s strike brought his team-leading goal tally to six on the year.”Victor was feeling it tonight,” Rohrman said of the Spaniard’s performance. “He was hitting the ball well, and he was showing great vision on his part. He was also showing some selfless play by playing it back across for William for the first goal. Victor had great composure finishing [his goal] off and played well for us tonight.”UW-Green Bay’s best chance in the first half came in the fifth minute, when there was a miscommunication between Wisconsin defender Aaron Hohlbein and Badger goalkeeper Jake Settle. As Hohlbein tried to head the ball back to Settle, the ball floated over Settle’s head, glazing the post before going out of bounds for a corner kick.In the second half, the Badgers started off strong again, with Bagayoko grabbing his second goal of the match following some cheeky ball movement by his teammates. After Diaz sent a slicing pass to Erik Ortega, the sophomore laid the ball off to Bagayoko, who slotted it through the outstretched hands of UW-GB keeper Adam Stikl into the back of the net.”My mind pretty much just went blank,” Bagayoko said of his goals. “I was in good position for both [goals] — in both of them, the ball was coming to my right foot, so I just put it up and put it in.”After losing 2-0 to UW-Milwaukee a month ago, Wisconsin has since enjoyed a pair of 3-0 victories against Marquette University and UW-Green Bay in the remainder of its in-state matches.”It feels good to win in your state,” Bagayoko said. “We had a slip-up against UW-M and that was unfortunate, but to get good results against Marquette and UW-Green Bay is good for us.”Though Wisconsin was out-shot 11 to 10 and had two fewer corner kicks than UW-Green Bay, the Badgers made the most out of their opportunities by peppering the Phoenix goal and converting their chances. “Our play was OK tonight,” Rohrman said. “Thank goodness that we were efficient with our chances — we had 10 shots, and nine were on goal. In terms of quality of play, it was just an average night for us, but we made the most of our shots. We got them on goal and did well finishing them.”Wisconsin closes out its Big Ten season and regular season next Sunday against Northwestern before heading to the Big Ten tournament Nov. 10.
Ghana winger Christian Atsu has joined Spanish La Liga side Malaga on loan till the end of the season.This follows an unsuccessful spell at Bournemouth in the English Premier League where he failed to make a league appearance.Atsu was expected to sign for bottom placed Levante after he granted an interview with the BBC where he all but confirmed his move to the Spanish side.However, in a dramatic turn of events, he ended up signing for the Eastern Andalusian clubAtsu is expected to be an integral member of Javi Garcia’s squad as the former Porto man is set to fill the void left by Dutch winger Nordin Amrabat who departed for Watford in this transfer window.Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and has already spent time at Everton and Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The former Porto winger has 42 caps for Ghana and has two more years to run on his Chelsea contract.This will be the fourth European league Atsu will be playing in after the Portugese Primeira Liga, Dutch Eredivisie and English Premier League.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySports
This Tuesday, the captain of the BH National Football Team Edin Džeko, who is the first ambassador of UNICEF from B&H since 2009, accepted the invitation from the UNICEF representative for B&H, Ayman Abu Laban, to extend the engagement as the Good Will Ambassador for the welfare of all children.‘In recent years, you have contributed significantly in promoting the rights of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly those most vulnerable, and I hope you will continue to be a compelling and eloquent advocate of children’s rights, who is always able to draw attention to the problems that children face, as well as on other topics essential for children. I am also convinced your reputation, talent, and appearance in media and public will help UNICEF to send a strong messages that will reach the minds of people in B&H’, said Abu Laban to Džeko during the submission of the letter of invitation at the Training Camp of BH National Football Team in Zenica, it was published on the website zasvakodijete.ba.Džeko expressed satisfaction with the continuation of cooperation.‘I am trully happy to say a big yes to continue helping that all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina have equal opportunities, as we did before. As in the past, I am happy to be a part of UNICEF story, which makes me especially proud. I am the happiest when I see a child’s smile and working with children fulfills me over and over again, it gives me strength to be persistent. We are each other’s biggest support’, said the captain of the Dragons.During the previous engagement as the UNICEF Ambassador of Good Will, Džeko was very dedicated to working with children, participated in the campaign ‘Govorimo o mogućnostima’ (Let’s Speak About Opportunities), on his birthday invited the entire National Team to join the advocacy of children’s rights with and without disabilities through a match which the children played against them, as well as through the match symbolically named ‘Svi na jednom mjestu’ (All in One Place).(Source: klix.ba/ photo tuzlanski)