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Animated film Abominable pulled in Vietnam over China s 9-dash line in map

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has pulled the animated film Abominable from theaters over a scene featuring a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing's claims in the flashpoint waterway, state media reported Monday, October 14.  China has long used its so-called 9-dash line to justify its jurisdiction over most of ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 14th, 2019

Animated film Abominable pulled in Vietnam over China s 9-dash line in map

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has pulled the animated film Abominable from theaters over a scene featuring a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing's claims in the flashpoint waterway, state media reported Monday, October 14.  China has long used its so-called 9-dash line to justify its jurisdiction over most of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2019

MTRCB bans ‘Abominable’ over China map–report

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the US-Chinese-made movie showed the controversial “nine-dash” line map supporting Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea. The animated film has been removed from Philippine theaters since Tuesday, the Movie and Tele­vision Review and Classification Board  said in a statement sent to Pilipino […] The post MTRCB bans ‘Abominable’ over China map–report appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Pinoys boycott ‘Abominable’; movie pulled out of PH theaters

Filipinos have decided to boycott the animated film “Abominable” for containing scenes that government found just as abominable to the on-going dispute over territories in the West Philippine Sea. Zamboanga Sibugay Rep. Ann Hofer, chairperson of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, said that Filipino moviegoers have apparently “decided on the question of whether the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

Locsin wants ‘offensive’ map scene deleted from ‘Abominable’

The Philippines’ top diplomat has suggested a “universal boycott” of DreamWorks movies in the country following an animated film’s depiction of China’s nine-dash line in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

Locsin wants DreamWorks boycott over Abominable movie

MANILA, Philippines – Following the appearance of China’s 9-dash line in a DreamWorks children’s film, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr called for a "universal boycott" of the animation studio’s movies in the country. "For me, call a universal boycott of all Dreamworks productions from here on," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Locsin: Cut nine-dash line scene on ‘Abominable’

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday suggested the removal of a scene in the controversial movie “Abominable”, where China’s nine-dash line in the South China Sea was featured, after it drew flak from viewers. “Of course they should cut the offending scene which will show our displeasure better than if we unconstitutionally ban […] The post Locsin: Cut nine-dash line scene on ‘Abominable’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Vietnam rejects Chinese passports featuring nine-dash line

The decision on the illegality of the nine-dash line by The Hague-based court appears to have emboldened the Southeast Asian country, which has a similar claim to islands situated in the South China Sea/East Vietnam Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Lapu-Lapu, Magellan and blind patriotism

“Much Ado About Nothing” is the title of a play by Shakespeare — and also a line that sums up last week’s trending firestorm over the Spanish animated film “Elcano y Magallanes: La primera vuelta al mundo.” Now that the noise has somewhat died down, we should look in the mirror, analyze the outrage over […] The post Lapu-Lapu, Magellan and blind patriotism appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2019

Jackie Chan’s trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan’s planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing’s expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea. The Hong Kong-born actor was set to visit Hanoi on November 10 to support Operation Smile, a charity that gives free surgery to children with […] The post Jackie Chan’s trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

PH resumes stamping Chinese passports with disputed 9-dash line

MANILA, Philippines – Ending a 7-year protest, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said on Wednesday, November 6, that it will now resume stamping Chinese passports that bear China's invalid "nine-dash line" claim over the West Philippine Sea. "In a memorandum issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, immigration officers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019

Locsin calls for DreamWorks boycott over 9-dash line scene in Abominable

"For me call a universal boycott of all [DreamWorks] productions from here on.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Fact check: ESPN broadcasts China map showing invalidated 9-dash line

The map contained the legally invalidated “nine-dash line” that alleges China's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships. Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat the U.S. 89-79 in the World Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, rallying from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull off the upset. The U.S. had won 58 consecutive tournament games in FIBA and Olympic competition, starting with the bronze-medal game at the 2006 world championships and continuing through every FIBA Americas, World Cup and Olympics event since. It was bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups, after winning three straight Olympic golds in that span. But the best the Americans can do now in China is finish fifth. They're going home with a berth in the 2020 Olympics secured, but no medal. "We came here to win gold," Gobert said. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy. A lot of people counted us out, but we got the win." Gobert said beating the Americans wasn't the goal — winning gold is. "It doesn't mean anything if you don't win in the end," Gobert said. Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points for the U.S., all of them coming in the first three quarters. The Americans came up scoreless on six consecutive possessions down the stretch, the drought that allowed the French to take control of a back-and-forth game for the final time. Nando De Colo scored 18 for France. France was up 10 early in the second half. The U.S. went on a 31-14 run over the next 10 minutes to go up by seven. And then the French responded with a 15-2 run over the next five minutes, going up 82-76 on a long jumper by Frank Ntilikina with 2:05 left. Mitchell had a chance to get the U.S. within two with about a minute left, driving against Gobert — but the Jazz center read what the Jazz guard was going to do perfectly, swatting the try away. France had been 0-9 against the U.S. in major international play, most of those outcomes one-sided affairs. But the last meeting between the nations was only a 100-97 U.S. win at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics three years ago, and France returned three players — Gobert, De Colo and Nicolas Batum — who got minutes in that game. None of the U.S. players who played that afternoon in Rio are on this year's World Cup team. France outrebounded the U.S. 21-12 in the first half, Gobert found his way to the line 10 times in the game's first 20 minutes and the Americans went into the break trailing 45-39. The U.S. had trailed for 8:25 in their first five games combined — and trailed for 11:24 in the first half alone on Wednesday. Fournier's layup with 7:33 left in the third gave France a 53-43 lead, and that's when Mitchell got going. He had 14 points in the third quarter alone, and his dunk with 2:40 left pulled the U.S. into a 60-60 tie. Marcus Smart made three free throws after getting fouled by Gobert to put the U.S. back on top, and the Americans took a 66-63 lead into the fourth. But they couldn't finish it off. TIP-INS France: Gobert played the first 12:26. The longest he went before getting his first break in a Jazz game last season was 11:30. ... Ntilikina scored 11 for France. U.S.: Smart scored 11 and Kemba Walker had 10 for the U.S. ... Before Mitchell's offensive outburst Wednesday, the previous single-game scoring high for any U.S. player at this World Cup was Jaylen Brown's 20-point game against Japan in the opening group round. ... Jayson Tatum (sprained left ankle) missed his fourth consecutive game. UP NEXT France: Faces Argentina in semifinals at Beijing on Friday. U.S.: Faces Serbia in consolation round at Dongguan on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

THROWBACK: FIBA 1954—the Philippines’ pinnacle as third best in world basketball

No other Asian team could eclipse what the Philippines achieved in 1954.  And this is what is considered an accomplishment that spoke of the glory the country once had—something that we had long desired to duplicate.  Sixty-five years since this stellar bunch of Filipino basketball icons first strode into Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 23, 1954, we still long for that moment, but have since made gargantuan steps in regaining that world basketball glory. It was the second FIBA World Basketball Championship, four years after the inaugural tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At that time, Asia wasn’t even in the map of international basketball, with only Europe and the Americas battling it out for dominance. It wasn’t really a surprise, considering how the sport hasn’t really reached that kind of popularity in the region for it to produce a world-caliber team. Favorite pastime Except of course in the Philippines, where basketball has already been the most popular pastime and already the source of national idols people fancy. Collegiate and commercial leagues were already drawing crowds, not to mention the everyday Filipino finding extreme joy swooshing that ball in a ring with an attached net—be it at the backyard or the neighborhood street—thanks to an overwhelming American influence that continues up to this day.  But what they really find so much delight is watching the country’s best players and ballclubs going at it—a sort of primetime top rating action drama in today’s parlance. And the main cast steps in while everyone howls or cheers, seeing San Beda’s Carlos Loyzaga’s “Big Difference” in scoring baskets with impunity from everywhere on the court or watching Letran’s Larry “The Fox” Mumar with his sly and cunning moves, running rings around the opposition for that easy two.  And, a Philippine team of basketball demigods? Insane. Silva’s 12 picks They did prove their wizardry and magic in their first shining moment—when they were called upon to play in the 1954 Manila Asian Games. True enough, they were unstoppable clinching the Gold against the Republic of China and earning the first-ever Asian slot in the Rio FIBA World Basketball tourney.  It was a team coached by the legendary Herminio “Herr” Silva, who despite his failing health, became that ingenious and innovative tactician who devised the “dash-and-dribble” and the vaunted zone and “freeze” defense that sent opponent plays in disarray.  Joining the Loyzaga and Mumar in Silva’s 12 picks from the original 24 selected by the country’s governing body were the “Rajah of Rebound” Francisco Rabat, skipper Tony Genato, Benjamin Francisco, Nap Flores, Florentino Bautista, Pons Saldana, Bayani Amador, Rafael Barretto, Mon Manulat, and Mariano Tolentino. Their poise even at the start of hostilities were already world-class. They would pound Paraguay without let-up behind Loyzaga’s 15 points in a 64-52 drubbing on opening day.  Their intensity in the first game, however, left them gasping in their second game the next day, facing a mighty host team and lost, 62-99. Despite the loss, however, they still advanced to the final round with their 1-1 slate in Group A, after Brazil ousted Paraguay, 61-52. The Filipinos will soon have its first acid test and face the United States on October 27 for its first assignment in the Final Round. The Americans, who lost to Argentina in the Gold Medal match in 1950 was definitely hungry for their first World title, but facing the Philippines proved to be their most challenging match.  Challenging the US It was a close match in the first half with the Filipinos giving the Americans a very hard time in executing their offense, trailing by a mere three points at halftime, 25-22, and even led with its largest margin at 31-26 at the start of the second half. But the US, bannered by the Illinois squad Peoria Cats, adjusted their offense and pulled away at 49-30, with three minutes left to play. The game ended with the US winning by a mere 13 points, 56-43, their lowest winning margin in the tournament.  Mumar topscored with 14 points, Loyzaga added 12, and Tolentino had 11, but the rest each had at most two points.  Eventual MVP Kirby Minter led the US with 15 points. The Philippines, despite the setback gained the respect of the world with their performance against the Americans that sent shockwaves across the tournament. Led by Flores, the Filipinos would then cruise past Formosa (now Chinese-Taipei), 48-38, on October 29. The following day, Loyzaga and Saldana each scored 20 points and Philippines clobbered Israel, 90-56. They would however lose to their Group A tormentors and hosts Brazil, 41-57. Sealing glory What really sealed their glory and place in history, however, was their successive victories against Canada, 83-76, behind Mumar’s 24 points, France, 66-60 with Loyzaga leading all scorers with 19 points, and the hotly contested match against Uruguay, 67-63 with Loyzaga bombarding 31 markers.  The match against France was memorable when Mumar had an altercation with the French behemoth 7-footer Jean-Paul Beugnot, who took issue with Mumar’s sly tactics as he defended him in a drive to the basket. Rubbing his eyes after he claimed to have been spat on, Beugnot could not do anything but notice Mumar scoring on a lay-up unmolested that sealed the win.  Already assured of the bronze, the Philippines still engaged Uruguay in a tough battle. In fact, Uruguayans had complained about the Filipinos’ rough play throughout their game.  It however spoke of the Philippines’ tenacity in getting the win, as Genato made the biggest defensive gem of all, limiting Uruguay sniper Oscar Moglia, who buried 37 points in a previous match against Canada, to a mere nine points. Loyzaga’s monster game was the key factor in the four-point win, with Mumar scoring nine, Tolentino and Barretto contributing five each, with Bautista and Manulat both had four, Rabat two and Amador one.  The US would eventually cop their first World title, manhandling Brazil in the final, 62-41. Loyzaga part of World’s Mythical Five Loyzaga ended the tournament as the second top scorer with a combined 148 points, with a 16.4 average, behind Canada’s Carl Ridd, who totaled 164, and became part of the World’s Mythical Five.  Looking back, the stature of this Philippine squad seems too lofty to even emulate, but we are slowly, yet even at a painstaking grind, getting close even with small baby steps to achieving that feat. With today’s Gilas Pilipinas already reaching unanticipated heights in this more challenging and competitive arena, especially with open basketball coming into play, the Philippines’ lost world basketball glory may soon reemerge. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2019

US: SCS ruling legally binding on China, Philippines

The United States underscored the United Nations arbitral tribunal’s 2016 decision invalidating China’s nine-dash line claim in the South China Sea is “final” and “legally binding,” as Washington strongly opposed Beijing’s efforts to assert its “unlawful” maritime claims......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Europe won’t coalesce to recognize SCS ruling — Locsin

European countries are unlikely to form a coalition to recognize the arbitral ruling invalidating China’s nine-dash line claim in the South China Sea as they are “desperate” for Chinese money......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company. The Golden State Warriors superstar is strategically producing content that focuses on sports, family and faith through Unanimous Media, which he co-founded with Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton. The newly-formed production company already has several projects under its belt including a major studio film, network television show and a couple documentaries in just a year. Curry, 31, said he wants to “uplift people who need to be uplifted.” “We’ve been very selective about the things we want to bring to our audience,” he said. “In our first year, we really wanted to make people think, feel, laugh, cry and challenge them. When I’m out on the court, I’m all about inspiring people with my faith — win or lose. I try to do it with glory and with a smile on my face. We’re trying to take that same idea to our projects.” One of Curry’s latest projects features himself in his original docuseries “Stephen vs. The Game ” on Facebook Watch, a video-on-demand service. The six-episode series chronicles his journey through this past season, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Curry’s intense training regiment, family life and old videos from his youth basketball career. He and his wife, Ayesha, open up about their first date, and the reasoning behind his ritual of writing the partial Bible verse “I can do all things” on his basketball shoes since his days at Davidson College. The Currys have three children. The upcoming season finale will focus on the Warriors’ injury-riddled playoff run that ended in the back-to-back champs losing the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors this month. “The finish this season was one of the most vulnerable ones,” he said. “Everybody wants the storybook ending where you have all these challenges and bumps in the road, but you end up at the finish line holding up the trophy, but it doesn’t always work out like that. But I learned a lot along the way, and I hope others can learn from watching my walk too.” Smith said it’s all a part of Curry’s plan to impact the world in a positive manner through media. “Everything is definitely by design,” said Smith, a former Nike brand manager and White House deputy of digital strategy during the Obama administration. He is the CEO, and Peyton serves as CCO for the production company. “The first thing executives at Sony told us was that this is a tough business,” he said. “But what has helped us be successful is that everything we’re doing is rooted in purpose. That purpose gives us a point of view as you’re moving forward, as opposed to how a traditional media company would do it.” The docuseries is among a slew of projects from Curry’s Unanimous Media, which is a play off him becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2016. Last year, Unanimous Media struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce television and film projects. The production company will have its production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California. So far, Curry has received executive producer credits with actress Viola Davis for the new documentary “Emanuel,” which explored life after a tragic South Carolina church shooting in 2015, and the inspirational film “Breakthrough,” a modestly budget faith-based movie that opened third at the box office earning $11.1 million in the first week. “It was powerful movie, but it wasn’t just about the money it made,” Curry said. “It was about the people who text, DM and texted me to get their take on life and faith. Those moments are special.” Unanimous is also behind a mini-golf competition show on ABC called “Holey Moley,” which drew 4.87 million viewers after it premiered June 20. The company is working on a docuseries about a storied high school basketball program in New Jersey called “Benedict Men,” which is expected to release when the streaming platform Quibi launches next year, and a documentary “JUMP SHOT,” which tells the story of Kenny Sailors, who developed the modern day jump shot in basketball. Curry is a part of a movement of NBA players who are creating production companies including LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” The Warriors point guard said he was inspired to move into the TV and film production space after seeing their success, but he wants to pave his own way with his own message. “Everybody needs examples,” Curry said. “But I’m going to do this my way. They’re doing amazing stuff. This space is big enough for everybody to win. In terms of our projects, we are going to stay true to ourselves. It’s all about changing people’s lives. I never want to get away from inspiring people.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

SILING LABUYO: A watershed moment

The Philippines scored a major victory with the Permanent Arbitration Courts ruling that Chinas nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters in the South China Sea is invalid. Therefore, areas claimed by the Philippines as being under its Exclusive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

Phl lead counsel: International pressure may push China to comply with sea ruling

MANILA, Philippines Beijing will eventually comply with the ruling of an arbitral tribunal over its nine-dash line claim due to international pressure, the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

CHINA BUTATA KAY YASAY

Tablado sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ang alok na negosasyon ng Chinese governmentsa labas ng ipinalabas na international tribunal rulings noong nakalipas na linggo na nagsasaad na walang basehan ang claims ng China sa nine-dash-line na p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016