first_imgCommentary: The Senate’s Strange Aversion Of Searching For The Truth FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The truth, it seems, won’t set President Donald Trump-free.That’s what the opening skirmishing over the rules regarding the president’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate has made clear.Democrats, almost 70 percent of the public and, somewhat surprisingly, a small plurality of Republicans want the trial to include witnesses and to have the White House produce requested documents.The president doesn’t want witnesses. Nor does he want to release documents pertaining to his administration’s contacts with Ukraine’s government.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has tried to stand with the president on this. He drafted a set of trial procedures that would have done a Soviet bureaucrat proud.They were so draconian that 15 or so GOP senators – perhaps mindful that not even a majority of Republican voters supported the Trump/McConnell stonewall – pushed back. McConnell relented and relaxed the rules.And the president railed at an impromptu press conference that, once again, the whole thing was a witch hunt.To those who are not part of the Trump cult or, for that matter, not rabid partisans on either side, the whole thing seems more than a little bizarre.To most rational people, the solution seems obvious:Release the relevant documents. Let the Democrats call the witnesses they want. Let the Republicans and the president call the witnesses they want.Each side should make a case.Then we’ll sort out what happened and decide what we want, should or must do.But, again, that’s the way reasonable people approach things.It’s certainly not the way things get done in the Trump world, where truth often is viewed as an obstacle rather than a virtue.Democrats haven’t helped themselves in making the case that finding the truth is the true goal.The Democrats’ reluctance to let Republicans call Hunter Biden is mystifying. If the GOP wants to turn the president’s defense into a sideshow, they should be allowed to do so. Most Americans are going to be smart enough to see through that.Besides, the best guess is that even the sharpest questioning of former Vice President Joe Biden’s remaining son is going to reveal he is nothing more than an amiable oaf who has coasted through life trading on his last name.If Republicans somehow manage to transform that into a punishable crime, then President Trump’s own should consider themselves also eligible for stays in less-resplendent government housing than they currently occupy.The question here is not really about whether Donald Trump should be removed from office. The chances that 20 Republican senators will break ranks and vote to convict him are still somewhere between nil and non-existent.But there are many Americans – including many Republicans – who are troubled by what the president did regarding Ukraine. They want answers and, in a self-governing society, they’re entitled to have them.The members of Congress who prevent the public from getting those answers do their offices and their constituents a tremendous disservice. These elected officials are supposed to be the people’s representatives and servants, not the president’s lapdogs.An aside: Given their slavish, full-throated and unquestioning defense of everything President Trump does, wouldn’t it be cheaper and more efficient for Hoosiers just to put a cardboard cut-out of the president at the desks of Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana? We could let the president cast their votes for them and issue their press releases. That way, the taxpayers would save money on Braun’s and Banks’ salaries and office expenses by eliminating the middlemen.This trial in the Senate will not result in Donald Trump leaving office.But it can and should be a vehicle for Americans to find out exactly what this president is doing in their name and with the authority they grant him. It also will tell them if there are any lines or laws he is willing to respect.That’s the knowledge – and the truth – President Trump fears.As he should.It’s not likely to flatter him.But it just might set the country free.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.last_img read more

first_imgIn 2012 Harrison High School officials named the “Commons Area” at the school after the Shoulders family and several years later later they stated hosting an annual “Lecture Series.”Eleven (11) members of the Shoulders family have graduated from Harrison High School. Eight (8) members of the Shoulders family have graduated from Indiana University. These are the reasons way the family have strong ties to the Indiana University and Harrison High school.In 2016 member of the Shoulders family started  a “Lecture Series” for the benefit of the faculty and students at Harrison High school.Over the years the Shoulders family sponsored prestigious individuals from Indiana University to come down and speak to the students and faculty members at Harrison High school.  This year’s “Lecture Series” speaker is none other then Indiana  University head mens basketball coach, Archie Miller.  This event will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 6pm in the “Shoulders Family Commons” at Harrison High school and is free to the public.The City County Observer commends prominent local attorney, Indiana University Trustee, and former CCO “Distinguished Community Service” award winner, Pat Shoulders Esq., current Vanderburgh County Commissioner President, Ben Shoulders, and also rest of the members of the Shoulders family for providing our community with a fantastic speaker from the University of Indiana.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgMore about the new study attached. Source: Lokalni.vecernji.hr / Photo: Pixabay.com In the academic year 2019/2020 The University of Split is starting to conduct an undergraduate university study of Hospitality and Gastronomy in Makarska, which is thus becoming a university city. After completing this study, students, given the share of theory in the overall program, can continue their studies at the graduate study of Hospitality and Gastronomy, which will meanwhile be initiated by the University of Split or another related study of this or another university. Upon completion of graduate studies, students have a great opportunity to try in the future in various managerial positions in the hospitality industry, hotel industry and the public sector, which is closely related to these activities. “It is very important for us to have good staff in tourism, that young people do not emigrate to us, but that they can have their bread and income here immediately. Thirty students will be enrolled this year and we can’t wait for them to graduate and find a job in the profession. ” pointed out Hloverka Novak-Srzić, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Makarska. Photo: Hotel Makarska “Makarska is becoming a student city this year, which it deserves considering the place it has in the Split-Dalmatia County as the pearl of tourism of the entire country. This year, 30 students will enroll, and the next 60. Today’s trends in tourism are known, not only in our country, but also in the world, and the fact that there is a lack of quality people who would provide services to tourists and raise the destination a step higher. Without people in catering and tourism there is nothing. This study will educate people in gastronomy and hospitality and will mean a lot for the city as a destination, as well as for all those who live from tourism. Its importance is invaluable. ” points out Deputy Mayor Dražen Nemčić. Side dish: University of Split / Study Hotel and gastronomy The study will be conducted as a full-time study, will last six semesters, and practical classes will be conducted in successful hotel and catering companies. The holder of the study is the University of Split, and it is performed in Makarska, reports Vecernji listlast_img read more

first_imgDemand for Brisbane’s premium CBD apartment market remains strong thanks to owner occupiers securing large high-end apartments, close to amenity.Brisbane’s inner city has emerged as a two-tier apartment market, according to a new report by Urbis, revealing that investor stock in existing projects has been slower to sell – while apartments with bigger floorplans were enticing owner occupiers.Inner Brisbane is a precinct undergoing significant change, firmly being driven by investment into transport, tourism and urban precinct infrastructure. The ongoing recognition of Brisbane as a liveable and vibrant city continues to promote the city’s popularity among existing and future residents.These factors, coupled with growing employment opportunities, are likely to support ongoing demand for quality, well-located apartments.Brisbane’s owner occupiers are intent on securing high-end, large apartments that are close to amenity.The report found that the number of larger apartments sold has been increasing over time, with the most recent quarter seeing 40 sales for larger apartments, equating to 29% of all sales.In the last quarter of 2018, most precincts recorded fairly stable price points, with the largest increases in the Brisbane CBD and inner east. Both precincts saw an increase in the number of sales of luxury projects and penthouse apartments.The new riverside project, 443 Queen Street developed by Cbus Property, is significantly boosting the average apartment price in the CBD – selling 13 apartments over the quarter.Cbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo notes that following the sale of the Penthouse in mid 2018, enquiry has continued to be strong for ‘house sized’ luxury CBD apartments in 443 Queen Street.Buyers have the chance to purchase multiple apartments and amalgamate them to create super-apartments.“Our apartments are large, many are 40 per cent to 50 per cent larger than most typical apartments. Furthermore, we have identified a few more opportunities in the building where an existing four-bedroom apartment could be combined with the planned neighbouring two-bedroom apartment to create a huge 309sqm super-apartment with three parking spaces.“As the building is now well under construction, due for completion in late 2020, only a few opportunities remain for new buyers to secure one of an extremely limited number of luxury super-apartments, to be known as the Home Collection,” Pozzo says.The project, described as Australia’s first subtropical-designed building, has been designed to “live, breathe and respond’’ to Brisbane’s climate. The best elements of a typical Queenslander home form the foundation of its Home Collection, which have verandahs and gardens high in the sky.The apartments are designed with an impressive sense of space.“Boasting house-like proportions throughout, it is exceedingly rare to find apartments of such an amazing size and scope. There is a remarkable sense of freedom and movement, which is something not often associated with inner-city living,” says Pozzo.The Home Collection apartments have no neighbours and sit on their own wing in the building, with an unprecedented 70 lineal metre external facing frontage, which has been designed by internationally renowned, award-winning architects, WOHA and Architectus.The design means the building will use significantly less energy than conventional residential buildings.Elizabeth Watson Brown from Architectus says the design would allow residents to open and close to the elements as they wished.“This is the type of development Brisbane is unlikely to see again in the near future,” she says.“443 Queen Street is a collection of sustainable resort-style homes, unprecedented and undeniably without comparison within an Australian CBD. We applied all the things we would use to design homes in Brisbane – large, open floorplans, operable facades on two, three and four sides to maximise natural light and ventilation.“The size and shape of each apartment means there is double the light and ventilation, met with extensive greenery integrated into every level.”“The aim was to redefine what subtropical living feels like, and we think we’ve achieved that. It’s not so much an apartment building as a vertical neighbourhood.”The central location is a drawcard for many owner occupiers.Occupying the most coveted riverfront position in Brisbane, 443 Queen Street delivers an unrivalled degree of amenity and convenience. Within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall and its offering of high-end shopping and fine dining; to the north is New Farm, while the newly finished Howard Smith Wharves precinct is less than five minutes’ walk away.It will have a 1500sqm recreation deck, a poolside dining room with private kitchen, a barbecue area, private cabanas and a 25m saltwater infinity pool.All renders supplied are courtesy of Cbus Property.last_img read more

first_imgTransfer “market operators are active in England and are ‘probing the ground’ with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to see if they would like to take PSG star, Edinson Cavani on a free transfer for next season to replace embattled Odion Ighalo. Loading… Speaking to ESPN FC, though, journalist Rob Dawson outlined that United will still have hope of signing Haaland if they can meet the striker’s release clause. “The interesting thing about that deal [with Dortmund], though, is that his representatives made sure there was a release clause in that deal, which means that if a team were to meet that in the summer, he would have the freedom to go and talk to them,” Dawson said. “Real Madrid are interested, they’ve got goalscoring issues that they think Haaland might be able to solve. “But United’s interest hasn’t gone away. Solskjaer knows him very well from their time together at Molde, he knows his father very well – he used to play for Leeds. “So if a situation arose where Haaland wanted to leave Dortmund in the summer, United would be very much interested still even though he turned them down in January.” United, however, don’t want to just stop with Haaland and it’s reported they also are making moves to persuade Edinson Cavani to make Old Trafford his next stop when he leaves PSG. The Uruguayan is the Ligue 1 giants’ all-time top scorer but will be free to leave as a free agent with his contract due to expire. Read also:Boca Juniors advisor: Edinson Cavani signing could be ‘done very soon’ And while Atletico Madrid, and more recently Boca Juniors have been mentioned as suitors, Sport Witness claims both United and Lazio are the leading contenders to sign him, with the striker’s preference to ‘continue in Europe’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United’s interest in Cavani would likely depend entirely on their prospects of signing frontman Ighalo on a permanent basis, with the club being told his side, Shanghai Shenhua want €17m to turn the loan move into a permanent transfer. Ighalo has impressed in his time at Old Trafford, scoring four times in eight appearances for the club, but his chances of securing a permanent move have been dented by reports that his head has been turned by a significant alternative offer. Failure to sign him permanently will likely see United turn to Cavani and any move for either would likely be in addition to the reported move for Haaland. United are setting their sights on a new-look attack next season with three new strikers in their sights, while an unwanted Liverpool man has been linked with a new cut-price move, according to Thursday’s Euro transfer gossip. Solskjaer has made no secret of his wish to strengthen his Manchester United attack this summer and reports on Thursday have identified three prime targets. With a deal for Jadon Sancho looking increasingly likely – United will have to spend as much as €130m to land the talented Borussia Dortmund winger – Solskjaer is now looking to bring in a new No 9. And, apparently, he has three men in his sights. As per ESPN, United will plan to go back in for Erling Haaland when the transfer window reopens and will not be perturbed by the €75m buyout clause that exists in his contract. United could have landed the Norwegian for just €19m in January, but he instead opted for Dortmund and since gone on to prove himself one of the best in the business having scored 12 times in just 11 appearances for the club, taking his tally to 40 goals in 33 matches so far this season when you add in his record for previous club RB Salzburg. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MovieMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Knowlast_img read more

first_imgIncluded is a plan in which the 30 teams could be split into three regional divisions. Teams could be restricted to playing within their region.That idea, if used, would break up the traditional alignments of the American and National Leagues. It also would cut travel.In other virus-related baseball news:— The Pittsburgh Pirates are suspending retirement benefits for members of the team’s baseball operations staff in an effort to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Ben Cherington says the team has been searching for ways to find savings with the 2020 season on hold indefinitely with much of the country locked down in hopes of stemming the spread of the virus. The temporary suspension of retirement benefits is part of an effort to avoid any potential personnel cutbacks.— Major League Baseball has told teams they could decide their own ticket refund policies. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic.  A revised schedule has not been announced, and teams had treated the missed games as postponements and not announced refund policies. NASCAR, like other sports, has been shut down for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other virus-related developments:— The head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games. John Coates is an International Olympic Committee member from Australia and a lawyer. He says he has read the opinion but doesn’t agree. Coates says, “the advice we’re getting from (the World Health Organization) says we should continue to plan for this date and that is what we’re doing.” Coates offers no details on how athletes from around the world could safely enter and exit Japan without spreading the virus.— Athletes in track and field can apply for money from a $500,000 fund to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched the fund to help athletes who’ve lost income because competitions are suspended.— Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt says the school will cut nearly $7 million from the athletic budget in the upcoming school year, including eliminating performance bonuses for himself and Red Raiders coaches. Hocutt told A-J Media in Lubbock, Texas that deeper cuts may be needed if college football can’t play a full season. — The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option on All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft, is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he had 14 1/2 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time.— The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defensive lineman Christian Covington on a one-year contract. Covington played for the Dallas Cowboys last year after spending four seasons with the Houston Texans, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft. Covington started a career-high six games for the Cowboys and had a personal-best 28 tackles.— The Chicago Bears signed defensive tackle John Jenkins. Jenkins appeared in 16 games and made five starts for Miami last season, getting one sack. He has also played for New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago and the New York Giants since he entered the league in 2013.— The 2021 NFL draft will be held in Cleveland from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced following the completion of a unique, stay-at-home draft that went smoothly despite logistical obstacles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TV ratings soared over the weekend as fans soaked in every moment. The NFL officially awarded Cleveland the 2021 NFL draft last year. The Browns will be celebrating their 75th anniversary next year. Details are still being finalized, but the draft will be held at locations around FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.NFL-OBIT-HARLAND SVARE April 29, 2020 — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been arrested in South Carolina for resisting arrest and other offenses. Breeland, who is from Charlotte, was arrested in York County, just south of the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Breeland was also charged with driving with an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana or hash and driving without a license. Breeland had seven tackles and an interception in the Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl win over San Francisco two months ago. — Joe Staley says he has been taken aback by the tributes that have poured in from former 49ers teammates, coaches and competitors since he announced his retirement. The limelight in the NFL is usually reserved for players who catch, run or throw the ball, not the behind-the-scene workers who help make all that happen. But Staley is deserving of it after making six Pro Bowls, the NFL all-decade team and helping the 49ers reach the Super Bowl twice in his 13-year career.— The Kansas City Chiefs have released two-time Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt. Colquitt’s 15-year career with the Chiefs allowed him to set numerous franchise records, including the most games played and most postseason appearances. Colquitt posted a farewell on Instagram late Monday in which he said that “all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed and pleaded for them to.” Colquitt stopped short of saying he was retiring. He turns 38 next month.— The Houston Texans have released veteran safety Tashuan Gipson just one year after signing him to a three-year, $22.5 million contract. Gipson started 14 games for Houston last season before landing on injured reserve because of a back injury. The 29-year-old Gipson had 55 tackles and three interceptions in his one season with the Texans.— A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent wide receiver Rashard Higgins has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Cleveland Browns. Higgins clashed with former Browns coach Freddie Kitchens last season. A fifth-round pick in 2016, Higgins had only four catches for 55 yards last season as he also dealt with a knee injury. In 2018, Higgins had 39 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns. — The maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats is producing non-medical masks to help benefit food banks. Louisville-based Hillerich & Bradsby says in a release its Maskonic masks are reusable, water repellent and treated with a bactericide that lasts up to 10 washes. The mask was inspired by the company’s Bionic gloves line. Company president and CEO John Hillerich says it “was a natural progression, particularly in a time of global crisis” when personal protective equipment is needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hillerich says the company has channeled its production and supply chain toward making masks for the public.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR race may take place in Charlotte without fansCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina says NASCAR can hold the Coca-Cola 600 without fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the end of May if health conditions do not deteriorate in the state.Gov. Roy Cooper says he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway. Cooper says he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year. Former Giant Harland Svare, Rams, Chargers coach dies at 89EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Harland Svare, a starting linebacker on the Giants’ 1956 NFL championship team and later the team’s defensive coach, has died, He was 89. He died on April 4 at a nursing home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For many years, Svare also held the distinction of being the NFL’s youngest head coach at 31 years, 11 months. He was elevated from defensive line coach to head coach by the Los Angeles Rams midway through the 1962 season.MLB-ORIOLES-MANCINI CANCEROrioles 1B Mancini expects to miss season to treat cancerBALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer and expects to miss the season if major leaguers return this summer. Associated Press Mancini had a malignant tumor removed shortly before turning 28 on March 18. Writing a first-person article for The Players Tribune, the 28-year-old says has been undergoing chemotherapy since April 13. He says the treatment will take six months and expects to make a full recovery.Mancini hit .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs for last-place Baltimore in 2019.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLAP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisionsNEW YORK (AP) — People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation permits. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSSaints agree to terms with QB Winston on one-year contractUNDATED (AP) — Jameis (JAYM’-ihs) Winston has found a landing spot. The unrestricted free agent quarterback has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.Winston was the first overall pick in the 2015 draft and the starting QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll serve as backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans.Winston is coming off a season in which he led the NFL with 5,109 yards passing and ranked second with 33 touchdown passes, but he also led the NFL in interceptions with 30. That made Winston the first QB in NFL history to have at least 30 TDs and 30 interceptions.In five seasons with the Buccaneers, he has passed for 19,737 yards and 121 touchdowns while throwing 88 interceptions. The Bucs went 28-42 in games Winston started.In other NFL developments: Update on the latest in sports: — The 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course is delaying the start of ticket sales until August. Tickets were originally set to go on sale to those who registered online in May. Instead, PGA Championship tournament director Scott Reid said that with the world grappling with the coronavirus pandemic it was not appropriate to ask potential spectators to make purchasing decisions at this time.— The Atlantic Coast Conference will bring its men’s basketball tournament back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2023 after this year’s tournament there was canceled near the midway point due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ACC is headquartered in Greensboro, which has hosted the tournament 27 times, the most of any location.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

first_imgA lichen is a symbiotic organism comprised of an alga and a fungus.  PNAS1 reported a study that showed that “antioxidant and photoprotective mechanisms in the lichen Cladonia vulcani are more effective by orders of magnitude than those of its isolated partners” (emphasis added in all quotes).  Kranner et al. found:Without the fungal contact, the alga tolerates only very dim light and its photoprotective system is only partially effective; without the alga, the glutathione-based antioxidant system of the fungus is slow and ineffective.  In the lichen, this mutually enhanced resistance to oxidative stress and, in particular, its desiccation tolerance are essential for life above ground.  This lifestyle, in turn, increases the chance of dispersal of reproductive propagules and ensures their joint evolutionary success.1Kranner et al., “Antioxidants and photoprotection in a lichen as compared with its isolated symbiotic partners,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0407716102, published online before print February 14, 2005.Take out the word “evolutionary,” because the findings only show reproductive success.  Survivability does not necessarily imply advancement in complexity; it could just as well reflect good design.    Lichens are often the pioneer organisms in a new habitat.  They contribute to the breakdown of rock and formation of soil.  Mosses, ferns and other organisms follow sometimes, and before long, a whole community of plants and animals can come to town.  In the fjords of New Zealand, for example, this happens on sheer cliff faces of rock.  After some years or decades of initial colonization by lichens, large trees can take root in the near-vertical cliffs.    Lichens show tremendous variety in form and structure.  Some are beautifully colored.  The Dec. 2004 Creation Research Society Quarterly has a photo essay about lichens and their microscopic structure.  The internet has some nice photo galleries like this one at lichen.com.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgGAB chair Abraham Kahlil Mitra welcomed the WBO’s decision to carry out a review, saying that even if that won’t change the outcome of the contentious bout, it will send a strong signal that any sign of leniency, abuse of authority or wrongdoing would not be tolerated.Valcarcel said five anonymous judges will review the bout, assigning their own scores to rounds.“Then, we will tabulate the results to ascertain clearly which rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 percent,” Valcarcel added. “This means that three of the five officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round.”Valcarcel supported the judges, who have each scored hundreds of fights: “The officials who participated in this fight are all professional, distinguished, honest and honorable human beings.”A similar case happened when Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley by split decision on June 9, 2012 in their first showdown at MGM Grand Garden Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Meralco, JPV battle for top spot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong That time, judge Jerry Roth sided with Pacquiao, 115-113, but was overturned by judges CJ Roth and Duane Ford who both scored the bout 115-113 in Bradley’s favor.Due to howls of protest all over the world, a panel of competent judges was formed to review the tape of the fight.Eventually, all five men chose Pacquiao the winner and it was not even close, 117-111 twice, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. The panel’s decision was duly noted, but Bradley’s victory was never reversed. —WITH REPORTS FROM AP MOST READ Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)He was at ringside when Jeff Horn was rewarded with a unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao. He was present at the post-fight conference which Team Pacquiao chose to skip.World Boxing Organization president Paco Valcarcel must have seen and felt that there were merits on the call for review of the scorecards by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), which was endorsed by Pacquiao, that he acceded.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Manny Pacquaio attends church ahead of fight against Jeff Horn PLAY LIST 01:39Manny Pacquaio attends church ahead of fight against Jeff Horn01:17Pacquiao on Horn: ‘I never underestimate my opponent’01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Valcarcel ordered the formation of a five-man independent panel that will re-score the tape of “Battle of Brisbane” to find out whether Horn really did enough to snatch Pacquiao’s welterweight title last Sunday.Judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan both scored the bloody 12-round, 115-113, while judge Waleska Roldan saw it 117-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut even if the panel scores the bout in favor of Pacquiao, the result can no longer be changed, according to the WBO.“The purpose of this review is to be able to give the fans certainty of who was the winner of the bout, even though we do not have the power to reverse the decision of the judges,” said Valcarcel. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more