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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

Donaire, with new promoter and trainer, returns with decision win over Hernandez

Donaire, with new promoter and trainer, returns with decision win over Hernandez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News3 hr. 55 min. ago

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press br /> TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press br /> SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply criticized protests by NFL players for a second straight day and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday in a series of tweets that outraged football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a 'bum.' Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. Later, Trump reiterated what he said at a rally in Alabama the previous night that NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired, prompting immediate condemnation from a handful of team executives, the league commissioner and its players' union. The Warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the White House. They said that when they go to Washington this season they will instead 'celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.' Curry had said he did not want to go to the White House anyway, but the Warriors had not made a collective decision before Saturday. 'U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!' James tweeted in a clear message to the president — a post that Twitter officials said was quickly shared many more times than any other he's sent. 'So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!' James also released a video Saturday, saying Trump has tried to divide the country. 'He's now using sports as the platform to try to divide us,' James said. 'We all know how much sports brings us together. ... It's not something I can be quiet about.' Warriors general manager Bob Myers said he was surprised by the invitation being pulled. 'The White House visit should be something that is celebrated,' Myers said. 'So we want to go to Washington, D.C., and do something to commemorate kind of who we are as an organization, what we feel, what we represent and at the same time spend our energy on that. Instead of looking backward, we want to look forward.' Added Warriors coach Steve Kerr, after his team's first practice of the season: 'These are not normal times.' As a candidate and as president, Trump's approach has at times seemed to inflame racial tensions in a deeply divided country while emboldening groups long in the shadows. The latest sports comments come a little over a month after Trump came under fire for his response to a white supremacists' protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump later pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, who had been found guilty of defying a judge's order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Trump's latest entry into the intersection of sports and politics started in Alabama on Friday night, when he said NFL players who refused to stand for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are exhibiting a 'total disrespect of our heritage.' Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice. Last week at NFL games, four players sat or knelt during the anthem, and two raised fists while others stood by the protesters in support. Other players have protested in different ways over the past season since Kaepernick began sitting during the 2016 preseason. 'That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,' Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired.' On Saturday, Trump echoed his stance. 'If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,' Trump wrote in an afternoon pair of tweets. 'If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!' Trump has enjoyed strong support from NFL owners, with at least seven of them donating $1 million each to Trump's inaugural committee. They include New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who Trump considers a friend. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed the players while New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the president's comments were inappropriate and offensive. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has supported the players who have knelt, said the country 'needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness,' and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York ripped Trump's comments as 'callous.' 'Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,' Goodell said in a statement. Plenty of other current and former stars from across sports weighed in Saturday. Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks said the president's behavior is 'unacceptable and needs to be addressed.' In his Friday remarks, Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it's 'not the same game' because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles. 'No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,' DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. 'No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.' Trump has met with some championship teams already in his first year in office. Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. North Carolina, the reigning NCAA men's basketball champion, said Saturday it will not visit the White House this season. The Tar Heels cited scheduling conflicts. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump has 'taken indecency to a new low.' 'I think that the president has forgotten that he is the standard bearer for our country, that little boys and little girls look up to the president,' he said. 'Little boys and little girls want to be like the president. They want to talk like the president. I think that the president has insulted the American people with this low level of verbiage.' Warriors forward Draymond Green said the good news was that Golden State won't have to talk about going to the White House again — unless they win another title during the Trump presidency. 'Michelle Obama said it best,' Green said. 'She said it best. They go low. We go high. He beat us to the punch. Happy the game is over.' ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Oakland, California, and AP writer Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this story. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

Vargas on Peping ouster: Only in an orderly, legal, unified manner

MANILA, Philippines — Ricky Vargas, the amateur boxing chief who challenged Jose Cojuangco for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency last year, yesterd.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 8 min. ago

Maricel Soriano returns to TV via 'MMK'

Maricel Soriano returns to TV via 'MMK'.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

Atom Araullo returns to GMA-7

Atom Araullo returns to GMA-7.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Maricel Soriano returns to TV via 'MMK'

Maricel Soriano returns to TV via 'MMK'.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

GMA releases statement on Atom Araullo s return

(As released) Broadcast journalist Atom Araullo returns to GMA-7 to be part of the Network’s News and Public Affairs group, which is widely.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Complex presidency overwhelms Duterte - Manila Bulletin

Complex presidency overwhelms Duterte - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Mbala returns, tows La Salle to victory over Adamson

Mbala returns, tows La Salle to victory over Adamson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Mbala’s back for Archers

La Salle’s Ben Mbala returns to action against Adamson in the UAAP senior men’s basketball tournament at the MOA Arena this afternoon with a wealth of experi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Dreamer

HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – These days, the troubles that seem to plague the new presidency here in America have been unrelenting. Steadily more disturbing, harder to swallow. Encouraging a sense of fear in the gut. So contrary to the belief, that these are but “fringe” outcries (supremacists and Nazis and ultra rightists…), [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Letran returns to winning form just in time for playoff push

Just in time for the stretch run in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Colegio de San Juan de Letran has put a stop to its downward spiral. Leaning on big-time scoring outbursts from Bong Quinto and JP Calvo as well as steely resolve in the endgame, the Knights weathered the storm brought about by desperate Arellano University, 84-73, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Quinto posted a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double while Calvo fired eight of his 20 markers in the final frame as Jeff Napa’s wards barged back into the win column now at 6-6. “At least, nakabalik na kami sa win columm. Important win sa amin ‘to,” the head coach said. This puts a stop to a three-game slide that, at one point, took them out of the playoff picture. “We took care of business ngayon and pambwelo sa amin ‘to ulit,” Napa said. Now, however, they are tied for fourth with Emilio Aguinaldo College. Letran was in control for majority of the matchup and still led by 12, 79-65, with under two minutes remaining until the Chiefs staged a comeback and came as close as 73-79. It was at that point that Marwin Taywan committed an unfortunate unsportsmanlike foul that sent Rey Nambatac to the line. That was just the gift birthday boy Napa needed as Nambatac split from the stripe and with the ballback, Calvo’s triple finished the job in their much-needed win. “JP, consistent naman siya. Yung others ang kailangan sumunod,” the now 37-year-old mentor shared. The Knights’ captain wound up with 14 points and eight rebounds while Jerrick Balanza and Alex Mandreza chipped in eight points apiece off the bench. “Good thing sumunod nga yung iba and naging maganda ang result para sa amin ngayon,” Napa said. For Arellano, Kent Salado showed the way with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Still without much help, however, he saw his squad drop back-to-back losses now at 4-8. BOX SCORES LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0 ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Johnson joins, Domingo returns for Alab Pilipinas

Alab Pilipinas will be getting back one of its key cogs while also welcoming a big-time boost for the looming 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Versatile Lo Domingo will be returning for another tour of duty for the Philippines. Introducing himself to everybody a year ago, the 23-year-old emerged as the perfect complement to fellow Filipino-American Ray Parks Jr. He served as the squad’s hustle player as well as defensive specialist. And now, Domingo will have a more imposing frontcourt partner in American Ivan Johnson. The six-foot-eight, 255-pound center is a menacing inside presence who will also bring much-needed attitude to a squad which fell a notch below top two Hong Kong and Singapore last season. Johnson was last seen by the Filipinos reinforcing TNT all the way to the championship in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. He also played two seasons for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Domingo and Johnson will flank reigning and defending Local MVP Parks Jr. for reloaded Alab.. The Alapag-guided and Parks Jr.-bannered Filipinos will once again see action in the ABL commencing later in the year. All of the action will still be on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Donaire returns, takes on Mexican in featherweight bout

MANILA, Philippines – Former four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Ryan Gosling returns to dystopian future in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Ryan Gosling returns to dystopian future in ‘Blade Runner 2049’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Playlist: Sam Smith returns with new music

Playlist: Sam Smith returns with new music.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Trump to meet leaders of Japan, SKorea for ‘urgent’ talks on NKorea

Trump to meet leaders of Japan, SKorea for ‘urgent’ talks on NKorea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017