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All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention

CHICAGO --- There was no surprise return for Jake Arrieta. No dramatic entrance for Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb or Greg Holland, either.Kris Bryant   Not even close. The Chicago Cubs settled five of their six potential arbitration cases before the start of their annual fan convention on Friday, including a record $10.85 million, one-year deal for third baseman Kris Bryant. But they remain at an impasse when it comes to another free-agent addition or a big acquisition via trade --- a common refrain during one of the slowest winters for baseball in a long time. "We're not done. We have confidence in this group if this is the 25 we end up taking to spring training," president of baseba...Keep on reading: All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Harper wins HR Derby over Schwarber in thrilling fashion

By David Ginsburg, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the reward for hitting two homers at least 440 feet during the 4 minutes of regulation. After he connected with the game winner, the Washington Nationals slugger threw his bat in the air and pointed both index fingers toward the sky as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. Harper arranged to have his father, Ron, pitch to him in the annual contest on the eve of the All-Star Game. Harper, a six-time NL All-Star, responded with a performance that drew the loudest cheers of the night. Wearing a headband that resembled the District of Columbia flag and displaying a right sleeve with stars and stripes, Harper trailed 18-9 with 1:20 left before rallying......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace

Malacaang on Monday denied that the government had not been protesting against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) following a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed 81 percent of Filipinos disapproved of official inaction on the sea dispute. In a radio interview, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government filed a protest every time Beijing violated Manila's sovereignty over the WPS, but it always did so quietly. Roque said all Filipinos should reject government inaction against Chinese aggression because the country could not allow its territory to be claimed by another state. "One hundred percent or 5 out 5 (Filipinos) should protest an...Keep on reading: Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

DTI bares plans to further develop MSMEs

President Rodrigo R. Duterte keynotes the National MSME Summit 2018 held at the ASEAN Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone. (Cherie Joyce V. Flores/PIA 3) CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, July 15 (PIA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Netflix returns to Comicon

NETFLIX will return to AsiaPop Comicon Manila from July 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center. The #NetflixAPCC experience will be inspired by and designed especially for Filipino fans with bigger experiences, surprise guests, a sneak peek at what’s coming to Netflix and special screenings just for fans attending this year’s convention. Super-powered Netflix… link: Netflix returns to Comicon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Lucena, Infanta clash in Suarez Cup

THE championship game between Lucena City and Infanta in the 9th Governor David C. Suarez Inter-town basketball tournament will be held on July 18 at the Quezon Convention Center. Game time is 5 p.m. A total of two cities and 39 municipalities participated in the tournament which also produced five….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch

A Japanese worker successfully fended off a bear attack by landing a well-placed punch to its nose. The 44-year-old employee at the Kamisukisawa Apple Orchard in the city of Hirosaki, Japan, was surprised when he had a bear encounter in the afternoon of July 11, according to a report by Livedoor News via SoraNews24. The unidentified man had been working as usual when two bear cubs suddenly appeared out of a bush. At first he couldn't believe what he was seeing, until a larger bear, presumably the mother as is most often the case, came out after the cubs. The employee estimated the bear to be around one meter in length. Before he could do anything else, the bear began to char...Keep on reading: Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Nissan, Mitsubishi headline Electric Vehicle Summit

Sister Japanese car-brands Nissan Philippines Inc. and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. were the main stars of the just concluded Electric Vehicle Summit this week at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Nissan presented the Leaf, one of the best selling electric cars in the world and also one of the most advanced in this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

It’s time to decorate your throne room AKA your bathroom

Just like your living room or bedroom, your bathroom should be well-decorated too. You might not think to do this at first but there items you can get to keep it clean, organized, and perfect for Instagram pictures. Instead of hanging your towels and on hooks, we found a wooden piece that looks way better. You can also cop a bath rug with a geometric pattern instead of using an old towel. Oh, and for storage, we have a few suggestions from wire baskets to a wood and metal tray. If you're not sure how to decorate your bathroom, start off with our picks below. West Elm Quiet Topanga Cotton Kilim Bath Rug A bathroom rug isn't just decorative, it's functional too. I'm sure I'm not t...Keep on reading: It’s time to decorate your throne room AKA your bathroom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

‘What will you choose: love life or Wi-Fi?’

  The beauty pageant industry in the Philippines is not just advanced, it’s very advanced. One realizes the extent of the evolution—if one could call it that—of beauty pageantry in the country when one not just watches it, but also sits as judge. The Miss Manila 2018, staged June 26 at Philippine International Convention Center,… link: ‘What will you choose: love life or Wi-Fi?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

DTI reports access to market initiatives to Duterte

Department of Trade and Industry features its flagship Go Lokal store during the National MSME Summit 2018 held at the ASEAN Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone. (Mar Jay S. Delas Alas/PIA 3) CLARK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY --- Donelda Pulex stepped off the airplane into the sun, clutching her 5-year-old daughter's hand and burst into heaving sobs. Fourteen-year-old Hermelindo Juarez hid his face as his father comforted him. Efildo Daniel Vasquez walked cautiously behind his 8-year-old son. Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the US border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read "World Atlantic." Greeted by first lady Patricia Marroquin, they lined up on the tarmac, shuffling --- their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. US immigration...Keep on reading: Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

[OPINION] Enforce arbitral award for present, future generations

  Remarks delivered during the Kasarinlan Foreign Policy Forum of Senator Risa Hontiveros on July 9, 2018 in Manila.   The Award issued by the Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague on July 12, 2016 stands today as the most important decision under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea or Unclos. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

I Will Not Resign Because It Will Make Robredo President: Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will not step down because it will make Vice President Leni Robredo the next president of the country. “Look, I will not resign because it will make her president,” Duterte said an media interview after gracing the National MSME Summit 2018 at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

President Duterte keynotes National MSME Summit 2018

President Rodrigo R. Duterte views the 7Ms, Go Lokal, OTOP Next Generation (One Town, One Product) and Zero to Hero exhibits during the National MSME Summit 2018 which was held at the ASEAN Convention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Eight wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo

Eight Mexican wolf cubs --- a jumbo-size litter --- have delighted conservationists fretting over the endangered species once common along the US-Mexico border. Of course, they are really cute: with not-quite-pointy ears, spindly legs, brown-and-black fur coats and hazel eyes. Normally, litters of this kind of wolf --- Canis lupus baileyi--- max out at four. So this is the biggest litter born in a Mexico City zoo since a US-Mexican program to boost the population of the species began in the 1980s, the Environment Ministry said. They were born at Los Coyotes Zoo in Mexico City in April and viewed by AFP on Tuesday. The cubs were born inside a tunnel-like den, with no hu...Keep on reading: Eight wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Lillard dismisses talk of unhappiness with Blazers

NBA.com staff report Only five months ago, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was telling reporters he wanted to someday be known as 'the best Trail Blazer ever.' That statement came just about two years after he talked of being a part of an the Blazers' organization for his entire career. Yet, this summer, a report surfaced that the Los Angeles Lakers might try to trade for Lillard. Lillard himself, though, isn't having such talk and made sure to discourage any notion he is unhappy in Portland. While he was indeed disappointed to see Ed Davis leave via free agency (he signed with the Brooklyn Nets this summer), Lillard is overall pleased with the Blazers and the direction of the team. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian has more: "I'm not unhappy," Lillard said Sunday. "I love where I live. I love the organization. I love our coaching staff. I love where I am." Lillard spoke to reporters after watching the Blazers' NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas, where he has been working out in preparation for a USA Basketball minicamp, and addressed a wide range of topics, including Davis' free agent exodus, the Blazers' offseason moves and the loaded Western Conference. He admitted to being upset the Blazers let Davis go. Not only did Davis want to stay in Portland, but Lillard had lobbied for it to happen, saying he hoped the respected and hard-working veteran big man would become Portland's version of Miami's Udonis Haslem. But shortly after free agency opened, Davis agreed to a 1-year, $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, prompting Lillard to tweet a broken heart emoji. ... "I loved Ed," Lillard said. "One of my best friend's in the league (and) favorite teammates I've played with. To lose him, that's a loss for our team. Bazz played big minutes for us. Pat played big minutes for us. So we lose three rotation players that gave us a lot, that contributed to our season last year." ... At this point, Lillard said, he's accepted the obvious: The Blazers' finances and Portland's reputation among NBA players were to blame for the relative quiet offseason and his path to the playoffs will only be more challenging next season. "It's going to be a battle," Lillard said. "The way I see it, you're going to have the Golden State's, the Rockets. We were the third best team in the West and every other team behind us, they brought their guys back. So they're going to be one more year experienced together, probably going to be a little bit better. Teams like Denver, Utah and Minnesota, all those teams are going to be improved. So, us, we can't look at free agency and who we didn't get and (say) we didn't make this trade and all that stuff. Once the season starts, we've got to go. And we've got to do what we've got to do ... we've just got to find a way to make it happen." In 2017-18, Portland made it to the playoffs for the fifth straight year after finishing the season 49-33 and winning the Northwest Division title for the seventh time in franchise history. The Blazers were boosted by a 13-game winning streak that started with a victory over the Golden State Warriors just before the All-Star break, and secured the third seed in the Western Conference. The team’s streak matched the franchise record. Lillard drove the team’s success during that span. In March he averaged 27.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists. He also set a franchise record by making 64 straight free throws. He was named the West’s player of the week twice. And, at season's end, he was named All-NBA first team for the first time in his career. Aside from sharing his thoughts on the Blazers' offseason and his happiness with being in Portland, Lillard also recently commented about the WNBA -- specifically how much the league's players are paid. In an interview at Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces game, Lillard spoke with HerHoopStats on Twitter about WNBA wages: .@dame_lillard on the @WNBA: “They deserve a lot more respect. They deserve to make a lot more money than they do. I think it’s time people start recognizing that they are professional athletes and they should be treated like it and their league should be elevated...” pic.twitter.com/QHgst1dSjI — Her Hoop Stats (@herhoopstats) July 8, 2018 In addition, Toronto Raptors star guard DeMar DeRozan spoke out about WNBA wages, too, in an interview with HerHoopStats: .@DeMar_DeRozan: “Women’s game in general is awesome. I think they deserve way more recognition than what they’re getting and tonight’s game is a great example of that. The excitement, how hard they play...” @WNBA #wnba #WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/rtkxCtkKGO — Her Hoop Stats (@herhoopstats) July 8, 2018 Information from The Associated Press was used in this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

NCAA Jrs: Perps downs San Beda for first time in recent memory

STANDINGS Perpetual 1-0 San Sebastian 1-0 Arellano 0-0 EAC 0-0 JRU 0-0 Letran 0-0 LPU 0-1 LSGH 0-0 Mapua 0-0 San Beda 0-1 University of Perpetual Help accomplished what its seniors counterparts failed to do as it shocked San Beda High School, 72-69, on Sunday at the start of the 94th NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Mark Gallano and Edzel Galoy led the Junior Altas with 16 points apiece and it was the two who made the game-winning plays with the former assisting to the latter in scoring the baskets that broke a 69-all deadlock. Yukihiro Kawamura then split his free throws right after the Red Cubs bungled their last play to seal the deal. “The boys showed heart,” said Perpetual coach Michael Saguiguit in Filipino. It was the Junior Altas' first victory against San Beda in recent memory. Ato Badolato, who coached the Red Cubs for decades but has retired and has turned as athletic director, said he can’t remember the last time San Beda lost to Perpetual. “I can’t remember anymore, maybe in the early 90s,” he said. The Junior Altas also avenged the Altas’ heartbreaking 65-67 defeat to the Red Lions in the league inaugurals last Saturday. In the other game, San Sebastian College-Recoletos edged out Lyceum of the Philippines University, 69-68, to join Perpetual at the helm. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME PERPETUAL 72- Gallano 16, Galoy 16, Kawamura 15, Orgo 11, Barcuma 6, Duka 3, Nunez 3, Coloma 2, Defante 0, dela Cruz 0, Lauchengco 0, Romilla 0 SAN BEDA 69- Estacio 20, Alcantara 12, Pelipel 9, Coyoca 7, Sanchez 7, Ynot 5, Talampas 5, Valencia 4, Compolente 0, Llarena 0, Oliva 0 QUARTER SCORES: 21-18; 34-33; 59-48; 72-69 SECOND GAME SAN SEBASTIAN 69- Janao 22, Balo 12, Baclaan 10, Perez 8, dela Cruz 8, Are 4, Timbancaya 3, Solatorio 2, Bonalos 0, Cortes 0, Suico 0, Austria 0 LPU 68- Barba 27, de Leon 14, Jugar 11, Gudmalin 7, Tulabut 4, de Guia 3, Omandac 2, Caringal 0, Dejelo 0, Nocal 0, Pagdanganan 0, Santos 0 QUARTER SCORES: 11-17; 34-42; 53-57; 69-68.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Junior Altas pull off shock win vs Red Cubs

The Perpetual Help Junior Altas achieved what their senior counterparts had failed to do, upending the San Beda Cubs, 72-69, yesterday at the start of the 94th NCAA juniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Church official refutes report that 6,000 Bicolanos back federalism

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – The head of the Catholic Church's social action arm in Legazpi refuted a report that 6,000 Bicolanos pledged to support federalism during a recent convention here. Father Rex Paul Arjona, executive director of the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Legazpi, tagged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Sci-tech

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña tour the exhibit of the Department of Science and Technology during the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration in Mindanao at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on July 6, 2018. Simeon Celi, Jr../PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018