Women and women of colour continue to change the face of Congress

November 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgHowever, when the 117th congressional term begins in January, an unprecedented 135 women, possibly more, will serve across both houses – with 103 Democrats and 32 Republicans voted in so far, according to Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Ronaldo, Messi’s nine different abilities compared

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Heading: Messi (6/10) and Ronaldo (9/10) The 32-year-old Argentine superstar made up some ground in the dribbling department, scoring a 10/10 compared to Ronaldo’s 8/10. When the scores are all added up, Messi managed to edge out Ronaldo by a single point. Final Scores: Messi (77/90) and Ronaldo (76/90) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dribbling: Messi (10/10) and Ronaldo (8/10) Messi once again beat the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in passing, with the website saying that his “vision and execution when searching for a teammate is up there with the very best who have played the game, past or present.” Passing: Messi (10/10) and Ronaldo (8/10) Messi and Ronaldo were awarded a nine and eight respectively for free-kicks. Ronaldo’s “sheer power and ability to make a ball move in all manner of directions place him amongst the most feared dead-ball specialists,” according to the website. Meanwhile, Messi’s “vision and creativity with a dead ball are what set him apart from most free-kick specialists.” Free-kicks: Messi (9/10) and Ronaldo (8/10) Ronaldo pulled ahead of the Barcelona forward in penalties, with him securing a nine rating in comparison to Messi’s seven. Penalties: Messi (7/10) and Ronaldo (9/10) The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s amazing height and build scored him a perfect 10 for physicality. While Messi has shown he can handle himself easily around bigger players, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner only took home a seven rating. Physicality: Messi (7/10) and Ronaldo (10/10) Messi made up for his score loss in penalties and physicality in the final two categories. The Argentina captain scored a nine for his team play, with the website saying that his incredible partnership with Luis Suarez and Neymar in their famous ‘MSN’ trident “reached new heights.” Team Play: Messi (9/10) and Ronaldo (7/10) Messi also scored a 9 for his discipline, saying there are very few times that he will show “petulance and frustration” on the pitch. Loading… Read Also: La Liga: Messi experiencing longest goal drought in six years Ronaldo, in contrast, received only a seven and has been “accused of going down too easily or feigning injury to the benefit of his team.” Discipline: Messi (9/10) and Ronaldo (7/10) And the folks over at Messi vs Ronaldo have looked into nine areas for both players, ranging from free-kicks and heading to team play and discipline. Goalscoring is first up and both Messi and Ronaldo, unsurprisingly, were awarded 10s for their incredible finishing in the final third. Goalscoring: Messi (10/10) and Ronaldo (10/10) When the ratings were shifted on to heading, Ronaldo moved ahead of his fierce rival by quite a few points. The 35-year-old Portuguese forward was awarded a nine, while Messi received only a six rating for his heading ability. While the website pointed to his famous header against Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League final, Messi has never been in the “world-class attribute” due to his “lack of height and Barcelona’s style of play.” Nine of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities have been compared in a side-by-side debate as both players were awarded an overall rating. Barcelona captain Messi and Juventus superstar Ronaldo are widely regarded as two of the best players in football history. Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemAll Who Were Alive In The 1980’s Will Get Shivers When See ThisThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThere’s Only 1 Such A Coin In The World Left In Private Hands10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

Drilon seeks higher payment of damages for wrongful death

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

Under the same bill, Drilon also soughtto set the minimum amount for moral and exemplary damages at P200,000. Drilon cited as an example the recentdecision on the Maguindanao Massacre where the court only granted compensationpayout of P100,000 for death indemnity, P100,000 for moral damages, andP100,000 for exemplary damages. “We are proposing these amendmentsto emphasize that the amounts provided in the law are only the minimum and thatthe courts are empowered to use their discretion in granting a higher amount,based on the rate of inflation and circumstances unique to the case,” hesaid. “It has been lamented that the gruesomenature of deaths subject of recently decided cases would have warranted ahigher award but that courts have been hesitant to depart from the amountsfixed by jurisprudence,” he added. “While it is clear from the wording ofthe law and the decisions rendered by the Supreme Court that the amountprovided is only the minimum, it has become common practice for our courts toaward death indemnity as well as moral and exemplary damages only within theminimum amount,” Drilon said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon MANILA – Senate Minority Leader FranklinDrilon has proposed an increase in the minimum amount of damages that the courtmay grant for the wrongful death of a person caused by a crime or negligence. In his Senate Bill No. 1276, the Ilonggosenator aims to amend the Civil Code by increasing the minimum amount for deathindemnity, whether caused by crime or quasi-delict (negligence) to P300,000from P3,000. Drilon said that while the old CivilCode, which was enacted in 1949, set the amount for death indemnity to P3,000,the amount has increased in jurisprudence over time to P50,000 in 1990. Theamount remained stagnant, however, at P50,000 until 2013 when the SupremeCourt, in People v. Gambao, raised the minimum amount to P100,000. “Article 2216 of the Civil Code does notprovide a minimum amount for moral and exemplary damages and leaves it entirelyto the discretion of the courts. Jurisprudence similarly pegs the amount atP100,000,” he said./PN read more

Kallicharan ton keeps T&T unbeaten; wins for Guyana and ICC Americas

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Kirstan Kallicharan’s hundred kept Trinidad and Tobago unbeaten in the Regional Under-19 one-day championship here Tuesday, as they trounced Windward Islands by eight wickets.Chasing a tricky 209 to win at Molyneaux in the fourth round contest, T&T motored to their target in the 39th over, with Kallicharan stroking an unbeaten 102.The 17-year-old right-hander, already a key member of world champions West Indies Under-19s, tore into the Windwards attack striking seven fours and seven sixes in a 79-ball cameo.With his side stumbling at 43 for two in the 11th over, he put on 166 in an unbroken third-wicket stand with Cephas Cooper whose unbeaten 55 came from 93 deliveries and included eight fours.Earlier, Kallicharan’s Windies Under-19s teammate Emmanuel Stewart struck 52 as the Windwards ended on 208 for eight off their 50 overs after opting to bat.He put on 78 for the third wicket with Johnnel Eugene, who made 40 from 63 balls, to help pull Windwards around from 35 for two in the 11th over.Off-spinners Cooper (2-20) and Aaron Maniram (2-30) finished with two wickets apiece.At Conaree, ICC Americas produced a solid batting display to upset Barbados by 48 runs.Opting to bat first, ICC Americas were powered to 258 for five off their 50 overs with Pranav Sharma top-scoring with 79, Arslan Khan getting 66 and Akashdeep Gill, exactly 50.They were tottering on one for one in the first over before Sharma stroked fours in a 109-ball innings and Khan gathered five fours in a 100-ball knock, to rescue their side in a 157-run second-wicket stand.In reply, Barbados were dismissed for 210 in the final over with Dante Niles top-scoring with 35 and Nico Reifer getting 34.At St Paul’s, Raymond Perez carved out a fluent unbeaten 52 as Guyana overhauled Leeward Islands’ 116 to win by eight wickets.Opener Perez faced 71 balls and counted five fours and a six and put on 106 in an unbroken second-wicket partnership with Kevlon Anderson who made an unbeaten 51 off 81 balls, with four fours and a six.West Indies Under-19 star Bhaskar Yadram had earlier taken six for 16 with his off-spin to limit the Leewards to 116 all out off 45.3 overs.last_img read more

Gallery: No. 1 Syracuse beats No. 17 North Carolina, 12-11

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on April 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm No. 1 Syracuse (10-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) clinched the ACC regular-season title by beating No. 17 North Carolina (6-6, 1-2), 12-11. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img