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Ban returns to SKorea after hinting at presidency run

Ban returns to SKorea after hinting at presidency run.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJan 12th, 2017

Ban Ki-moon returns to South Korea after hinting at presidency run

Ban Ki-moon returns to South Korea after hinting at presidency run.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

The World: Ban returns to S. Korea, hints at presidency run

SEOUL -- Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Japan envoy returns home in SKorea ‘comfort woman’ row

Japan envoy returns home in SKorea ‘comfort woman’ row.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Nintendo returns to profit on the Switch

Nintendo returns to profit on the Switch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 49 min. ago

Perlas yields to SKorea in FIBA Cup

Perlas Pilipinas dropped its last group phase game as it succumbed to South Korea, 63-91, in the top division of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Women’s Cup 2017 on Tuesday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India. The women’s national team kept pace in the opening period but the Koreans broke away [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

Hardwell, Zedd to headline Road to Ultra Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The world's most international festival brand, Ultra Worldwide, returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to Ultra Philipp.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Jazz re-sign Joe Ingles

em>Utah Jazz press release /em> The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has re-signed forward Joe Ingles to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.   The 29-year-old Ingles (6'8', 226, Australia) is entering his fourth NBA campaign, all with the Jazz, and his game has continued to grow and develop since his arrival in Utah. He finished the 2016-17 averaging career-highs of 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists, while ranking third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.441), in 24.1 minutes per game. Ingles finished last season as the only Jazz player to appear in all 82 regular season games. He recorded the best three-point percentage (.441) by a Jazzman since Kyle Korver set an NBA record (.536) in 2009-10, and became the first Jazz player in franchise history to shoot at least .441 from beyond the arc with at least 270 attempts. The Jazz were 13-5 record when he made at least three three-pointers. The versatile lefty also recorded a team-best 1.17 steals per game and led the team in assists 20 times, while recording 15 games with five-plus assists. Ingles concluded the season ranked in the top-20 in the NBA in defensive rating (104.7) and steal percentage (2.6), and among all NBA small forwards, he rated fourth in steal percentage, sixth in effective field goal percentage (.589) and 10th in assist percentage (17.2).  Ingles has appeared in a team-high 242 of a possible 246 career NBA games (60 starts) over his three seasons and owns career averages of 5.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.2 minutes. His career .399 three-point percentage ranks seventh in Jazz franchise history (min. 100 games and 50 attempts), and 44th in NBA history for all players with at least 250 makes. The affable Aussie originally joined the Jazz after being claimed off waivers from the LA Clippers on Oct. 27, 2014, later signing a two-year deal to remain with the Jazz in July of 2015. The native of Happy Valley, South Australia, has also been a member of the Australian National Team since 2008, representing the Boomers in three Olympic Games - 2008 (Beijing), 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio). He has played professionally since the age of 18, beginning his career with the South Dragons of Australia’s National Basketball League (2006-09). He has also played for CB Granada in Spain (2009-10), three seasons for FC Barcelona (2010-13) of the Liga ACB, and spent the 2013-14 season with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League, where he helped Maccabi to win the Euroleague Championship. An active member of the Salt Lake community, Ingles participates in numerous Jazz community initiatives such as hospital visits and for the 2016-17 season purchased a block of tickets for every Jazz home game that are donated to local youth and nonprofit organizations across the Wasatch Front for fans who might not otherwise have the opportunity or resources to enjoy a Jazz game. A Jazz (and Aussie) fan favorite known for his quick wit, Ingles has also hosted a weekly radio show with DJ & PK (David James and Pat Kinahan) on The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM/1280 AM) for the past three seasons. Ingles returns to what was already the most international team in the NBA last season. The eight players on the current Jazz roster born outside the United States now hail from Australia (two), France, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Ukraine.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Phoenix gets boost as Matthew Wright returns from Gilas duty

Streaking Phoenix gets a timely boost as the Fuel Masters officially welcome Matthew Wright back in the fold. Fresh from his Jones Cup stint, Wright will debut in the 2017 Governors' Cup as Phoenix takes on the Globalport Batang Pier Wednesday at the Big Dome. Starting at 2-0, a first in Phoenix franchise history, the Fuel Masters go for three in a row to take an early lead in the season-ending conference. However, the Batang Pier will have a say in that as Terrence Romeo and co. hopes to get its first win after dropping their opener to Rain or Shine last week. Game time is set at 7:00 p.m. In the first game at 4:15 p.m., the rejuvenated NLEX Road Warriors (2-0) likewise go for three straight wins as head coach Yeng Guiao meets his former team, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (1-0). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

SKorea tips fastest growth in 3 yrs in 2017

SEOUL: South Korea said Tuesday its economy is set to grow at its fastest rate in three years in 2017, on the back of strong exports and a $10 billion stimulus package aimed at creating jobs and bolstering welfare. South Korea has enjoyed a decades-long boom, but expansion has slowed more recently and economic and [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

R.O.X. Bike Fair returns with “Bike Out 2017 Fun Ride”

R.O.X. Bike Fair returns with “Bike Out 2017 Fun Ride”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Arts & Leisure: Olazo Large-Scale: homecoming and homage

TWO YEARS after his death, painter and printmaker Romulo Olazo returns to his first home, the Cultural Center of the Philippines -- his first solo exhibition was held there in 1974 -- for the exhibit called Olazo Large-Scale, curated by his son, Jonathan......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Nationals develop discipline, chemistry in SoKor training

SUWON CITY, South Korea --- The cafeteria inside the Sungkyunkwan University dormitory here was filled with chatter and laughter Sunday evening as the men’s national team lined up for their dinner. One by one, the players carrying their treys noisily walked to their tables after picking their meal. “Ssshhh!” assistant coach Macky Carino hissed with his eyes piercing like a dagger looking at the ever-playful group of Mark Alfarara, Geuel Asia, Bryan Bagunas and John Carascal. Everyone immediately lowered down their voices, sat straight and held back their emotions and excitement just hours after watching the 2017 Women’s Grand Prix and getting a group picture with Korea’s superstar volleybelle Kim Yeun Koung. On the team official’s table, therapist Randel Lapuz gave in to the temptation of sipping a little of his piping-hot miso soup. “Sumusubo ka na, ‘di pa tayo kumpleto at ‘di pa nagdadasal,” assistant coach Michael Santos, son of legendary Far Eastern University coach Kid Santos, snapped at his roommate. Nobody is allowed to touch the sumptuous dinner, served by the cheerful and very welcoming cafeteria staff of the university’s dorm, right in front of them until veteran Herschel Ramos and the very quiet libero Jack Kalingking got their meal and settled at their seats. “Pumunta tayo rito ng kumpleto, magti-training ng kumpleto at kakain tayo ng kumpleto,” head coach Sammy Acaylar told his wards including his coaching staff. “Responsibility nyo ang isa’t isa. Team tayo dito. Lahat ng ginagawa ninyo dapat para sa team.” Ramos and Kalingking apologized to their teammates and were obviously embarrassed after moving a tad slower to go down from their room at the fifth floor of the building. After all, it was their second time to be late that day.  Aside from whipping the men’s team into fighting form, Acaylar and his coaching staff are strictly implementing discipline while building camaraderie among their players as they gear up for the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 19 to 31. The PHI is bracketed with Indonesia, Vietnam and East Timor in the opening stage of the biennial meet.   strong>Cellphone curfew /strong> Before training and at night before they hit the sack, Santos, with a sack bag on hand, collects the cellphones of the players. The players must turn off their phones or risk having the whole bag of the team’s collected phones thrown out of the window. Santos returns their phones only after training. “’Yung focus natin kasi dito ay training, ibabalik naman ang phone sa kanila after ng ensayo,” Acaylar told ABS-CBN Sports. “Pero sa gabi kinokolekta namin ulit ‘yan kasi sa gabi dapat magpahinga. Eh kung may cellphone sila sa gabi ‘di naman magpapahinga ang mga ‘yan at baka mapuyat pa.” The coaching staff is lenient with the players in terms of posting on social media.   strong>Getting to know each other /strong> Acaylar mixes his program with physical and mental training as well as building team chemistry off the court. Veterans and young guns are assigned to share a room but will rotate with their roommates every two days in their 13-day training camp. “Kailangan ma-develop natin ang bonding natin sa isa’t isa. ‘Yung relationship ninyo as teammates,” said Acaylar, who steered the men’s team to a bronze medal in the country’s last podium finish back in the 1991 Southeast Asian Games. “Individually malalakas kayo pero ang sistema sa loob ng court iba-iba. Kaya kailangan maintindihan natin ang isa’t isa sa labas ng court pa lang,” he told his players. The team had an open forum Sunday night after viewing the tapes of their SEA Games opponents. Everybody including the coaching staff had a chance to share their story and background. Carino also gave the players an activity where they wrote their name, position, role in the team, their goals and aspirations and how to help the squad reach its target of a podium finish in the SEA Games. “Itatago nyo yan and every night lagi nyo siyang babasahin bago kayo matulog para ma-motivate kayo,” said Carino.      strong>First tune-up match assessment /strong> The coaching staff made their first assessment of the team Monday night after the Nationals dropped a 26-24, 17-25, 22-25, 25-22, 11-15, decision against the tall Korean U-19 team. Korean coach Park Wongil commended the Filipinos’ combination plays but also pointed out the team’s weaknesses and areas they need to improve on. Acaylar explained to the team that even Korean coach saw their lapses on blocking, reception and pattern defense. But the national team mentor stressed one lingering malady of Pinoy athletes that they must address. “Ito ang napapansin ko lang talaga na sakit natin in any sport, malakas tayo at nag-e-enjoy kapag nakakalamang pero nagpa-panic na kapag nahahabol at nalalamangan,” he said while telling his players to adapt the mentality of their young Korean opponents. The Koreans even after trailing several times in their tune-up match kept their composure and were not overwhelmed by their emotions and adrenaline. A contrast to the PHI squad, which displayed energy when they were up but slowly faded when the Koreans mounted a rally to pull away especially in the fifth set. “Ang ganda ng laro, ng energy and emotions ng mga players kapag lamang tayo pero once na nakalamang ang kalaban at nakalayo ng konti nagi-stop sila. Nobody inside the court ang nagli-lead ng team, na nagsasabi na, “Oy, wake up!” Di tulad nila (Koreans),” Acaylar told his wards. “Nagpa-panic kayo. ‘Yun ang gusto kong mabago. I-control nyo ang emotion ninyo. Siyempre pagdating ng laro kapag masyado kang gustong manalo ang tendency nagkakamali ka, nagkakamali ka. Ang patience ninyo masyadong maiksi.” “They are good. Gusto ko yung laro nila kaya nga lang ang gusto kong mangyari ay mawala ang pagpa-panic nila at maipasok nila ang positive (enery sa loob) and yung countdown (timing sa atake at block). Kontrolado nila dapat,” he added. Day 3 of the training camp Tuesday started with weights training and service reception drills at 10:00 a.m. at the SKK U gym before the Nationals second tune-up match against a more experienced Korean Universiade national team.                  --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Ill Nigerian president appears in rare photo – presidency

Ill Nigerian president appears in rare photo – presidency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital – presidency

At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital – presidency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

Finance: Yield on 20-year Treasury bonds seen sideways

TREASURY BONDS (T-bonds) on offer tomorrow are expected to fetch mixed returns amid expectations of strong investor appetite for longer-termed papers and bets of further tightening among several central banks offshore......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2017

AP source: Justin Zanik, David Morway join Jazz front office

em>By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press /em> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Utah Jazz have reached agreements with Justin Zanik and David Morway to join the front office. Zanik returns to the Jazz after serving as assistant general manager from 2012-16, the person told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decisions had not been formally announced. Zanik, a former agent, had been hired as assistant general manager with the Milwaukee Bucks and was expected to succeed general manager John Hammond one day. Hammond was named GM of Orlando Magic in May and the Bucks eventually hired Jon Horst. Morway was the Pacers’ GM from 2008-12 and Bucks assistant GM from 2013-15. He spent 13 years in the Indiana front office, starting as vice president of basketball administration. ESPN first reported the agreements. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

SKorea urges North to respond to military talks offer

SKorea urges North to respond to military talks offer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

After six chaotic months, can Trump save his presidency?

After six chaotic months, can Trump save his presidency?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 20th, 2017

‘Lone wolf’ Kelly returns to hunt for ONE glory

MANILA, Philippines — Eric Kelly has found himself back in a familiar spot as he takes on Japanese veteran Kotetsu Boku in the undercard of ONE Championship’.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017