President Ferdinand Marcos and his family. Photo by Malacanang Photo Library The Sandiganbayan on August dismissedthe P102 billion ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcoses under Civil Case0034 after the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG)—the governmentagency in charge of recovering the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth—failed topresent evidence against the respondents./PN “Accordingly, the defendants are given10 days to file an opposition to the motion for reconsideration (Re: Decisiondated Aug. 5, 2019),” the anti-graft court added. The anti-graft court cited the SupremeCourt ruling on Marylou Cabrera against Felix Ng, which states the notice ofhearing requirement is not “a hard and fast rule” and it may be relaxed as longas the parties are given the opportunity to be heard. The Sandiganbayan Second Divisiongranted the prosecutors’ motion for reconsideration on the dismissed case as itis accordance to due process. “Wherefore,premises considered, the motion for reconsideration (Re: Resolution dated Sept.13, 2019) filed by the Republic of the Philippines is hereby granted. TheResolution dated Sept. 13, 2019 is hereby reversed and set aside, andplaintiff’s motion for reconsideration (Re: Decision dated August 5, 2019) isgiven due course,” the anti-graft court said. “The government’s motion forreconsideration on the anti-graft court’s September decision disallowing thefiling of the motion for reconsideration cannot be considered as a secondmotion for reconsideration as it “does not assail the Decision dated August 5,2019 [junking the case] but seeks the reversal of the Resolution dated Sept.13, 2019,” the anti-graft court added. “It is undisputed that the Motion forReconsideration (Re: Decision dated August 5, 2019) was laden with proceduraldefects for failure to comply with the requirements of Rule 15. Although theinadvertence of the plaintiff’s counsel is not a compelling or sufficientreason to relax the rule, the Court is of the view that the defendants’ rightto due process will not be impinged should the Court act on the earlier motionas they will still be given an opportunity to study and meet the argumentstherein for full review and appreciation by the Court,” the Sandiganbayan said. MANILA – The Sandiganbayan gave thegovernment a go-signal to appeal the dismissal of a P102 billion ill-gottenwealth case against former President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, formerFirst Lady Imelda Marcos and 11 other cronies.
RelatedPosts Ex-Falcons, Golden Eaglets coach dies in Osun Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos SWAN felicitates with Muslim faithful We’re investigating ownership of Osun United — Commissioner The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter has condemned the suspension of salaries of players and staff of the state-owned football clubs, Osun United and Osun Babes.The association expressed its feelings in a statement signed by the Acting Chairman, Tope Alabi, and Secretary, Timothy Agbor, after its Executive Council meeting on Saturday in Osogbo. “The decision to stop the salaries of the clubs’ players and staff, as well as salaries of contract coaches and athletes by the state government did not follow due process,” the association said.It described the state government’s decision to stop the salaries without any formal notification by the management of the club as a breach of contract punishable under FIFA rules.According to SWAN, the state government stopped the salaries of the players, staff, coaches and athletes as a result of the suspension of sports in the country due to Coronavirus.It added: “Our position is that this decision is not acceptable because it will further compound the woes of these football players, coaches and athletes during this trying times.“Also, since these players’ contracts are still active, it is not proper to stop or suspend their salaries until they serve out their contracts with the clubs. “Therefore, this abrupt salary stoppage without mutual consent connotes a breach of contractual agreement and it is punishable under the football law.”The association appealed to the Governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, to consider lifting the suspension of payment of salaries to the affected sportsmen and women.Spokesperson for Osun State Sports Council, Funmilayo Moradeyo, had in a statement on Wednesday said government directed the stoppage of the salaries of the players staff, contract coaches and athletes.Moradeyo quoted the state Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Yemi Lawal, as saying the suspension would be lifted or overturned when “normalcy returned.”Tags: Osun BabesOsun UnitedSWANTOPE ALABI
NBA All-Star LeBron James tells commentator ‘I will not shut up and dribble’ James scored 29 points on 12-for-17 shooting and added 10 rebounds and eight assists and was named the MVP for the third time in his career. Kevin Durant scored 19 points and Paul George added 16 for Team LeBron, which trailed 133-120 after Damian Lillard of Team Steph buried a jump shot with 6:57 left.At 33, James was the oldest player in the game.“I respect the younger guys,” he said when asked about representing an older generation of players. “They’ve got to keep this thing going, for sure. What I take pride in is taking care of my body. I make sure I’m available every night and continue to get better and better.“I don’t really take it, as, ‘This is a young guy, OK, I need to show him I can do this.’ I need to continue to show myself. Every night I step on the floor, I have to lead my guys and prove to myself I can still play at a high level. I feel great.”Lillard and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points for Team Steph, which led by as many as 15 points in the first half. Joel Embiid added 19 points and eight rebounds. Curry scored 11 points on 4-for-14 shooting, with six rebounds and five assists.The NBA went away from its traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western format for this All-Star Game, with team captains James and Curry picking sides. It was a new wrinkle, one that produced an entertaining, competitive game with a late defensive stand determining the final outcome.“The mix of the players was cool, it was different,” Durant said. “To play with Kemba, LeBron, Bradley and guys from the Eastern Conference, you mix it up and get to know them on a different level, so when you play with them your respect level just rises up.”The All-Stars’ shooting percentages and final scores were way down from recent seasons, reflecting the effort on the floor. The relaxed All-Star vibe was still at Staples, however: Curry chowed down on a box of popcorn on the bench during the third quarter, and the stars made time and room for plenty of good-looking dunks and alley-oops.The intriguing ending overshadowed a clunky start.Kevin Hart acted as the pregame emcee, rattling off a string of unfunny one-liners as he introduced the members of Team LeBron and Team Steph. Fans expecting to see basketball a few minutes past 5 p.m. gave Hart the sort of tepid responses you’d expect from your local Chuckle Hut.Barenaked Ladies performed “O Canada.” Fergie then sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” in such a slow, breathless tempo that Draymond Green was caught on camera with his mouth wide open, clearly trying to figure out whether she was channeling Marilyn Monroe.Either way, it was a swing-and-a-miss start to a game devoid of local heroes for the Staples Center fans to cheer. After all, this was the first time since the 1996 game in San Antonio’s Alamodome that there were no Lakers or Clippers in the contest.Related Articles Lou Williams and Tobias Harris of the Clippers competed in All-Star Saturday Night events and Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers participated in the Rising Stars Game on Friday. The main event was all about Warriors, Cavaliers, Thunder, Rockets, Celtics and so many others.That wasn’t to say Southern California wasn’t represented, because it was.Six players with local connections were here: DeRozan (Compton), George (Palmdale), Westbrook (Lawndale), James Harden (Artesia), Kevin Love (UCLA) and Klay Thompson (Rancho Santa Margarita). Love couldn’t play because of an injury, but sat on the Team LeBron bench.What’s more, the teams were playing for the L.A.-area charity of their choice, with the winning team donating $350,000 and the losers giving $150,000. Team LeBron played for After-School All-Stars Los Angeles. Team Steph played for Brotherhood Crusade.Each member of the winning team made a cool $100,000, a distinct raise from previous seasons in another attempt to make things more interesting.“It was a great weekend and we capped it off the right way,” James said.TIP-INSTEAM STEPHEN: Jimmy Butler didn’t play after being selected for the fourth time. … First-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was outstanding. The Minnesota forward with 17 points and 10 reobunds.TEAM LEBRON: Three first-time All-Stars suited up. Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 14 points, Miami’s Goran Dragic had two and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo got seven.THE ABSENTLeBron lost four of his original selections to injuries, including Cleveland teammate Kevin Love, Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall. Anthony Davis represented his fellow New Orleans All-Star, DeMarcus Cousins, by wearing Cousins’ No. 0 jersey to start the game.HOLLYWOOD HOME GAMEThe All-Star weekend was held in Hollywood for a record sixth time. A partial list of celebrities attending the game: Jack Nicholson, Beyonce, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock, Ludacris, Common, Spike Lee, Andy Garcia, Dave Chappelle, DJ Khaled, Tracy Morgan, Sean Combs, Odell Beckham Jr. and pregame host Kevin Hart, who lobbed roast-style jokes at the All-Stars with mostly blah results. After a much-criticized pregame national anthem from Fergie, N.E.R.D and Migos performed an energizing halftime show.MANY MISSESThe All-Stars’ 3-point accuracy was hardly world-class, with Harden going 2 for 13 and Westbrook going 1 for 6. Team Steph was a combined 17 for 65 beyond the arc, including 3-for-11 for Curry.UP NEXTThe 68th NBA All-Star Game will be in Charlotte on Feb. 17, 2019. North Carolina was scheduled to host the 2017 All-Star Game, but lost it in July 2016 because of the state legislature’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which is considered by many to be discriminatory. Hornets owner Michael Jordan got a standing ovation when he appeared at center court alongside Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to reveal the logo for next year’s game.The Associated Press contributed to this story. “We got stops when we needed to,” Westbrook said. Adam Silver encouraged by NBA players meeting with referees in effort to ease tension Paul George just the latest homegrown star to feel Lakers’ love in free agency AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers LOS ANGELES — In the end, it was every bit of what it has become over the years. Nothing more, nothing less.The NBA’s 67th annual midseason celebration was part-basketball game, part-showbiz extravaganza, part-house party, and, by night’s end, everybody seemed to have had a good time at the All-Star Game on Sunday at Staples Center.Under the watchful gaze of legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Jerry West, who were seated together at courtside, Team LeBron James rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a 148-145 victory from Team Stephen Curry.James scored the go-ahead basket on a left-handed finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds remaining and then assisted on Russell Westbrook’s layup with 10.7 seconds to play after a turnover. Team LeBron denied Curry a tying 3-point attempt in the final, frantic seconds to hold on to win. 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Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe night of entertaining action and meaningful results delivered a number of major talking points to address and questions to ponder. Here are the 10 biggest takeaways from UFC 238:1. Henry Cejudo, UFC bantamweight championOver the first five minutes of Saturday night’s main event, Cejudo looked like he was thoroughly outclassed and unsure how to contend with the deluge of kicks by Marlon Moraes.Less than 10 minutes later, Cejudo was being pulled off a busted-up and exhausted Moraes and elevated into rarified air as the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously.The son of gold 🏆 @HenryCejudo #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/GbJKEmxGtS— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019This was an incredible performance from the 32-year-old Olympic gold medalist, who disclosed after the bout that he suffered a severe ankle sprain in the run-up to the event. He weathered the early assault, made outstanding adjustments between the first and second rounds and beat Moraes through a combination of toughness, heart and sheer force of will.Many questioned his being moved up into this bout when a handful of other worthy contenders could have challenged Moraes, but Cejudo showed that he might be even better when fighting at bantamweight. He strengthened his case for being the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.2. Can we talk about those callouts, though?Cejudo declared after his win that he wants “heavyweight money” and big fights. He listed the men he’d like to face next — Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt and Urijah Faber.Cruz hasn’t fought since losing the title to Garbrandt at UFC 207 and isn’t expected back from shoulder surgery until at least the end of the year. Garbrandt has lost three straight, all by knockout. Faber was retired up until a couple weeks ago, he has a fight on deck with prospect Ricky Simon, and his last truly meaningful win came more than five years ago when he beat Michael McDonald.The greatest combat sports athlete of all-time!?🏆🏆 @HenryCejudo #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/k0AAg2VOqf— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019No one is going to fault Cejudo for wanting to make as much money as possible and chasing paydays — and anyone who does fault him better have been vocally opposed to Daniel Cormier facing Brock Lesnar — but on a night where two men solidified their positions as bantamweight contenders, these callouts are disappointing.Here’s hoping Cejudo goes the Tyron Woodley route and lobbies for big-name fights that don’t make sense, only to defend against the top contender every time because, with one belt on each shoulder, having him fight anyone other than the No. 1 contender could screw things up in a major way.3. Valentina Shevchenko flattens Jessica EyeAs far as first title defenses goes, Shevchenko’s initial defense of her flyweight title has to rank among the best.After an opening round in which she battered Eye with heavy kicks to the body and dominated the challenger on the canvas, the champion walked out of the corner to start the second, crashed another powerful kick into Eye’s midsection and then went upstairs with her next offering.The kick landed flush, Eye crashed to the canvas and Shevchenko walked off with her hands raised.Faster than a speeding [email protected] is an ASSASSIN! #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/iayJQpCr4S— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019Shevchenko is as close to being a ready-made superstar as anyone in the UFC — a wildly entertaining fighter who speaks three languages, trains around the world and is a lifelong martial artist. She went 25 minutes with bantamweight and featherweight champ Amanda Nunes in a fight many believe she won; now she’s down a division and absolutely running through the competition.Many believed Shevchenko was destined to dominate the flyweight division when it was introduced at the end of 2017. Her effort at UFC 238 made it seem as though that is exactly what will happen for the foreseeable future.4. Tony Ferguson, Donald Cerrone deliver despite odd endingFor 10 minutes, this highly anticipated lightweight clash, which was dubbed “The People’s Main Event,” managed to exceed expectations. Both men came out slinging, with Cerrone starting well and Ferguson getting loose as the opening five minutes ticked away.In the second, “El Cucuy” started pulling away, piling up the damage and putting a pace on Cerrone that “Cowboy” couldn’t deal with.Then things got weird.After the horn to end the second, Ferguson connected with a clean right hand that was obviously late and stiffened up Cerrone. When “Cowboy” went back to the corner, he blew his nose, which caused his already swollen right eye to instantly blow up and close. Watching the replay, it’s clear Cerrone recognized his mistake as soon as he wiped the blood and snot away from his nose. He reached for his eye and tried in vain to keep it from swelling.By TKO. #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/tyLGgjGMJP— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019The fight was halted with Ferguson collecting his 12th consecutive victory, a ridiculous achievement in any division but one that is even more impressive in the lightweight ranks. Provided he can stay healthy, there is no way Ferguson should be passed over for the next title shot after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier battle to unify the titles in September.5. Petr Yan wraps up impressive rookie yearYan made his first walk to the Octagon on June 23 of last year; he earned a first-round stoppage win over Teruto Ishihara that night. Saturday in Chicago, the Russian rising star wrapped up his rookie campaign by registering his fifth win in 12 months, a unanimous decision victory over veteran Jimmie Rivera.This fight was clearly the 26-year-old’s toughest test to date, but it was also the one that showed his championship mettle the most. In each of the first two rounds, Rivera was arguably winning the frame until the final seconds when Yan connected with a big shot that sat the Tiger Schulmann representative down and won him the round.Déjà [email protected] drops Rivera at the end of the round. #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/iiciClUD99— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019Now riding a seven-fight winning streak, Yan is in the thick of the bantamweight championship chase. There were thoughts that a dominant effort could elevate him into the next title fight in the 135-pound weight class and he lobbied for the opportunity following the fight, but given how Aljamain Sterling performed earlier in the evening, it’s far more likely that Yan will face another tough veteran next time out.Regardless of how things line up coming out of UFC 238, this effort and his performance thus far on the roster should make it clear that, whether this year or next, Yan will challenge for the bantamweight title in the not-too-distant future.6. Tatiana Suarez continues moving forwardJessica Andrade ascended to the top of the strawweight division just a couple weeks ago; her first challenger may have been determined Saturday night.Paired with fellow surging contender Nina Ansaroff, Suarez used a handful of takedowns over the opening two rounds to carry her to victory in the final fight on the preliminary card. Although she faded down the stretch and dropped the final round on all three cards, the unbeaten upstart had already done more than enough to salt away the victory.Taking it to the ground [email protected] #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/VyulEYK1QN— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019Though not her most dominant effort, Saturday’s grueling contest with Ansaroff feels as though it will be one of the most important of Suarez’s career. The Californian was forced to dig deep, which should only help her going forward.While Suarez has clearly established herself as the No. 1 contender, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the UFC hustle Michelle Waterson into a title shot ahead of her. That would give Suarez time to make further improvements that should only strengthen her chances of capturing championship gold in the future.7. Aljamain Sterling keeps getting betterSterling delivered the best performance of his UFC career in a bout many expected would determine the next title challenger in the bantamweight division.Paired with fellow surging contender Pedro Munhoz in a showdown that turned contentious in the build-up, Sterling came out more aggressive than in previous contests while also showcasing more diversity with his strikes and a greater willingness to stand and trade. All of those things led to a clean sweep of the scorecards.3️⃣0️⃣-2️⃣7️⃣x3️⃣@FunkMaster_UFC #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/921c01iWHE— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019Though Munhoz stayed in front of him and pressed forward the entire contest, Sterling did an excellent job of using his length and his movement to prevent the Brazilian from ever getting too comfortable.This was a massive victory for the 29-year-old Sterling, who entered on a three-fight winning streak. He is now in good position to possibly face the winner of Saturday’s main event later this year. The Serra-Longo Fight Team member and Long Island product has made terrific adjustments and appreciable improvements throughout his career; he showed Saturday that he’s ready to challenge for championship gold.8. Welcome back, Alexa GrassoAfter more than a year on the sidelines and coming off a mauling at the hands of Tatiana Suarez, Grasso showed why she was once considered a can’t-miss prospect and potential future champion.The Mexican strawweight put on an impressive display against former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She took the fight to the Polish veteran from the outset and never let off the gas.Alexa Grasso!🇲🇽 @AlexaGrasso is looking great in her return. #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/yDHaLX54Tz— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019Grasso was in Kowalkiewicz’s face at every turn, feeding her a steady diet of clean punches, stiff kicks and nonstop pressure. She left little question who deserved the nod when the final horn sounded. This was a blistering effort from the 25-year-old and a throwback to the performances that first put her on the map.When she fights like this — moving forward before her quick hands, being the aggressor — Grasso looks like a perennial contender and possible champion. Kowalkiewicz is as game as they come and one of the more experienced fighters in the division, and still Grasso blanked her while putting together a more impressive effort than Waterson put forth against Kowalkiewicz in March.Grasso needs to replicate this effort next time out to really gain ground in the division, but if she does, don’t be surprised to see her get an accelerated push going forward.9. Calvin Kattar makes a statement against Ricardo LamasFighting in the loaded featherweight division makes it difficult for new names to gain recognition. Kattar showed on Saturday how to get people’s attention.The Massachusetts native scored a massive knockout win over the veteran Lamas, connecting with a powerful right hand that put the former title challenger on the canvas and then scrambling for a takedown before referee Dan Miragliotta stepped in to wave off the action.After stinging the hometown favorite with a stiff jab earlier in the round, Kattar pawed out with a jab to gauge Lamas’ reaction. When he got a read on it, he threw the jab out again and then chased it with a three-two combination that landed flush and put “The Bully” on the floor.LEFT! RIGHT! [email protected] enjoy your moment! #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/4lovgsLr2s— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019The 31-year-old Kattar hasn’t garnered much attention over the course of his first five UFC fights, but he is now 4-1 in the ultracompetitive 145-pound division with wins over Lamas, Shane Burgos and Andre Fili and his lone loss coming against top-five fixture Renato Moicano.This win should vault him into the top 10 once the rankings are updated. At that point, he’ll be in a position to keep making noise in the second half of the year.10. Katlyn Chookagian makes case for championship opportunityFlyweight contenders Chookagian and Joanne Calderwood kicked off the card with bout that was expected to be a back-and-forth affair, with the winner potentially earning a title shot. On paper, UFC 238 was the best event of the year from top to bottom, beginning with a clash between flyweight title contenders, wrapping up with a pair of championship encounters and featuring a whole lot of awesomeness in between. Saturday night at the United Center, that potential turned into performance as the 13 pairs of fighters scheduled to compete rolled into the Octagon and exceeded expectations from the outset.This also profiled as a card that would have a tremendous impact on how the rest of the year would shape up in several key divisions. That’s exactly how things played out, starting with the opening bout. For the majority of the contest, the top-10 fighters stood toe-to-toe and traded blows, with Calderwood beating Chookagian’s legs and Chookagian serving up a steady diet of combinations. Calderwood started well but “Blonde Fighter” seemed to find her footing in the second. She sat down on her punches a little more and pressed the action behind her hands. After seemingly drawing level, the Iron Army representative opened up down the stretch and outworked her Scottish foe in the third.After the bout, Chookagian called for a title shot, and she has a valid case. The Mark Henry pupil is 3-1 in the division and 4-2 overall in the UFC, with both of her losses coming by split decision, including landing on the wrong side against Eye in her previous fight.Flyweight [email protected] is now tied for the most wins in the women’s flyweight division. #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/HDH32bvRVw— UFC (@ufc) June 8, 2019Sweeping the scorecards against the sixth-ranked Calderwood should make Chookagian the early favorite to challenge for the title next, although the winner of next month’s clash between Roxanne Modafferi and Liz Carmouche will have to be considered as well.
Michael Parsons, 58, of Oxford died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home in Oxford.Following cremation, no services will be held.Â A Memorial has been established with the Humane Society and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Michael D. Parsons was born on February 4, 1955 the son of Darl C. and Jo Ann (Paton) Parsons in Winfield. He was a 1973 graduate of the Oxford High School in Oxford. Michael was an Auto Mechanic as well as an Oil Field Pumper for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and also liked to garden.Survivors include his parents, Darl and Jo Ann Parsons of Oxford, brother, Scott Parsons of Wichita, Kans., sisters, Barbara Dietz and husband Steven of Merriam, Kans. and Judith Parsons of Independence, MO, and nephews, Joshua and Brian Parsons of Overland Park.Preceding him in death are his grandparents.
That compares to just $11,290 for the same two month period last year. By Dwight FordOne institutional permit, which goes to structural steel at the hospital construction site, has pushed the 2010 value of construction in Fort St. John to a level that is more than 8 times what it was this time last year.The year-over-year totals for Janaury and February are $9,153,000 this year, as compared to $1,116,000 in 2009.- Advertisement -The aforementioned permit, worth 7,400,000 dollars, was one of ten issued in February and it put the monthly total at 8,280,000 dollars.That is more than 13 times the 2009 February total of 607,000, from five permits.The ten permits last month also resulted in about $26,500 in city revenue, putting that year-to-date total at $31,792.Advertisement
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Sharks are no longer perfect in overtimes and shootouts this season.Andrei Svechnikov scored in the third round of the shootout and Logan Couture could not answer at the other end as the Sharks lost 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at PNC Arena.The Sharks entered Thursday with a 5-0 record when games entered overtime. But after both teams failed to score in the five-minute extra session, both Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson could not score in the first two rounds …
US swimmer Allison Schmitt stormed to grab the gold in the women’s 200m freestyle final at the London Olympics. Schmitt clocked an Olympic record time of 1 minute, 53.61 to win comfortably ahead of Camille Muffat of France, who timed 1:55.58 on Tuesday.Bronte Barratt of Australia claimed the bronze in 1:55.88, with Missy Franklin of the United States missing out on a podium place by one hundredth of a second.