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Chinese held for extorting P14 Million from POGO

A Chinese was apprehended yesterday for allegedly extorting P14 million from a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 8th, 2019

Chinese held for extorting P14 Million from POGO

A Chinese was apprehended yesterday for allegedly extorting P14 million from a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Harden caps preseason with a scoring flourish

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn’t there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes — 18 of those points coming in the third quarter — and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). “James was ridiculous,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. Harden was 12-for-26 from the field, 8-for-16 from 3-point range and 12-for-13 from the foul line. He also had seven assists and five rebounds, and finished the preseason averaging 31.5 points. “That’s the way he’s wired,” D’Antoni said. “He loves to play. I couldn’t take him out in the fourth quarter if I wanted to. He’d play 48 if he could. He’s wired that way. He gets better every time. I don’t know what his ceiling is. But he’s, to me, the most improved player every year. He’s just ridiculous.” The Rockets didn’t get out of the game unscathed, however. Austin Rivers could play only seven minutes before being downgraded to out with neck soreness, and Westbrook — who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand — left the game in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. Westbrook lost the ball, immediately grabbed at his right hand, then ran off the court and straight into the tunnel leading to the Rockets’ locker room without stopping. He finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists on 6-for-13 shooting in 26 minutes. “Both of them told me they were OK, so we’ll take that,” D’Antoni said. D’Antoni said Westbrook aggravated the finger issue, and will be fine. A top task for the Rockets in this preseason was figuring out all the ways to best utilize their new point guard, with D’Antoni acknowledged is still a bit of a work in progress. “I was with him for eight summers in USA Basketball,” D’Antoni said. “He’s a great guy. Works hard. Unbelievable athletically. Just the speed and power that he can play with ... he’s relentless.” Some of D’Antoni’s favorite moments during Westbrook’s brief Houston tenure so far have been ones that few people have seen — since they’ve come in practice, in moments where the competitive juices have perhaps overflowed. “He gets ticked off in practice sometimes and the next three minutes, he’s killing people,” D’Antoni said. “He needs that competitiveness to juice him up. He’s not like the old guy at the Y who will knock you down and shoot it. No, no, he’s coming at you with all the athleticism that he has.” Westbrook will have a few extra days to get through the issue with his fingers. He and the Rockets don’t open the regular season until playing host to Milwaukee on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Eric Gordon scored 23 points for Houston and Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Kendrick Nunn scored 40 points in 40 minutes for Miami, making 15-of-27 shots. Tyler Herro scored 14 points and Bam Adebayo made all six of his shots on the way to a 13-point, 11-rebound night. Jimmy Butler didn’t play for the Heat, held out to rest. PRESEASON STANDINGS Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) slate marked the end of the preseason, with Milwaukee (5-0), New Orleans (5-0), Boston (4-0), and Denver (4-0) all finishing unbeaten. The regular season starts Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) when NBA champion Toronto getting its rings before playing host to New Orleans, followed by the Lakers and Clippers meeting in the first battle of Los Angeles this season. SATURDAY’S (PHL TIME) GAMES PELICANS 117, KNICKS 116 Nickell Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart each scored 17 points, and New Orleans wrapped up an unbeaten preseason without injured No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. Williamson has a sore right knee and remained in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation. Coach Alvin Gentry said he didn’t have any update on the power forward’s condition, though ESPN.com reported Friday, citing sources, that Williamson would miss multiple weeks. Even without him, the Pelicans (5-0) put up plenty of points after coming into the game scoring a league-leading 127.8 per game during the preseason. Brandon Ingram scored 16 points and JJ Redick had 14. Williamson looked as good as advertised while averaging 23.3 points on 71.4% shooting in four preseason games, and Gentry was asked if he was concerned the injury would dampen enthusiasm in New Orleans. “Yeah, but it’s not anything that we can worry about,” Gentry said. “We’ve got games to play and bottom line is that we will be in Toronto in a few days playing on opening night and we’ll have to put five guys out there and play.” Julius Randle had 20 points and nine rebounds against his former team, but missed a three-pointer that would have won it at the buzzer for the Knicks (1-3). Rookie RJ Barrett, the No. 3 pick who was Williamson’s Duke teammate, added 19 points. WIZARDS 112, 76ERS 93 Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Thomas Bryant finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington. Moritz Wagner scored 14 and Bradley Beal — one day after signing a $72 million, two-year extension — scored 13 for the Wizards. Joel Embiid scored 17 points in 23 minutes for Philadelphia, which played without Ben Simmons. Tobias Harris had 13 for the 76ers. RAPTORS 123, NETS 107 OG Anunoby scored 18 points and Toronto had nine players score at least nine points. Fred VanVleet scored 16 points and handed out eight assists for Toronto, which got 15 points and 11 rebounds from Serge Ibaka. Kyle Lowry got his first — and only — action of the preseason, scoring nine points in 26 minutes. Kyrie Irving got his first extended action of the preseason for Brooklyn, scoring 19 points in 25 minutes. Irving played only 66 seconds in the Nets’ first game against the Los Angeles Lakers in China last week before aggravating a facial fracture and not playing on the remainder of that trip. Some fans at the game wore shirts, held signs and chanted in support of Hong Kong during the Nets’ first game since returning from China. One sign was critical of Nets owner Joe Tsai, co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who had written a Facebook post explaining why Houston general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters was upsetting to Chinese. SPURS 104, GRIZZLIES 91 Patty Mills was 4-of-5 from three-point range and scored 16 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes added 14 points each and Rudy Gay scored 13 points for the Spurs (2-3). Ja Morant had 16 points and six assists, Jae Crowder added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Brandon Clarke had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies (3-2). WARRIORS 124, LAKERS 103 Stephen Curry scored 32 points and D’Angelo Russell added 29 for Golden State, each making six 3-pointers. The Warriors (2-3) took the lead early in the second quarter and held off a run that got the Lakers (3-3) within five points early in the fourth. Glenn Robinson III had 13 points and Draymond Green had nine points and 12 rebounds. Zach Norvell Jr. made 5-of-10 from three-point range and scored 29 points for Los Angeles. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25 points and Devontae Cacok had 16 points and 10 rebounds......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Gen.G to launch Shanghai NBA 2K League team

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SEOUL AND SHANGHAI – The NBA 2K League today announced that Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the U.S. and Asia, will launch an NBA 2K League team from Shanghai that will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season. The Shanghai franchise will be the centerpiece of a long-term strategic relationship between the NBA 2K League and Gen.G that will mobilize Gen.G’s multicultural brand and multi-title esports presence to expand the global footprint of the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. Gen.G’s team, which will train at Gen.G’s Los Angeles HQ during the 2020 season, will be the first NBA 2K League team outside of North America.   Gen.G, whose investors include LA Clippers alternate governor Dennis Wong and whose teams compete in seven other major titles, is also the first NBA 2K League team not affiliated with an NBA team. Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team will be Gen.G’s second esports franchise (joining Seoul Dynasty of the Overwatch League) and second entry in Chinese esports (China Clash Royale League). We’re excited to welcome @GenG to the NBA 2K League as they launch a team from Shanghai! pic.twitter.com/wo05xpNFeb— NBA 2K League (@NBA2KLeague) September 27, 2019 “This is a historic moment in the NBA 2K League’s journey to becoming a truly global league with fans, franchises and players from all over the world,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “Gen.G is the ideal organization to launch our first team from outside of North America, and we look forward to working with Gen.G to reach new fans in Shanghai and identify elite talent across Asia.” “We are honored to help lead the NBA 2K League’s expansion into Asia and proud to represent Shanghai on behalf of the hundreds of millions of Chinese fans who love basketball and video games,” said Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G. “Gen.G’s unique core mission -- to connect esports fans and athletes across the U.S. and Asia -- is meant for ambitious ventures like this.  We have big plans to help grow the NBA 2K League in communities around the world that are passionate about basketball and video games.” In addition to launching the Shanghai franchise, Gen.G and the NBA 2K League today announced a long-term relationship to grow the NBA 2K League’s global player pool and fanbase. As part of the terms, Gen.G will collaborate with the NBA 2K League on player development and talent identification in Asia, brand development in Asia, and worldwide esports and gaming programming. Together, the NBA 2K League and Gen.G will build a world-class pipeline for the next generation of great Asian players, develop NBA 2K League content for the more than 12 million followers of Gen.G’s global esports portfolio and the NBA 2K League’s global audience, and promote the NBA 2K League to fans around the world. Today’s announcements are also important milestones for inclusion and professionalism in esports, values that the NBA 2K League and Gen.G have championed individually and will champion together through this strategic relationship. In August, the NBA 2K League held its first-ever development camp for elite female NBA 2K players at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City, and Gen.G announced its all-women Fortnite team – Gen.G Empowered by Bumble (Team Bumble) – as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to driving women’s empowerment in gaming and esports. Gen.G and Hornets Venom GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, will participate in the NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery on Friday, Oct. 4. Additional details about Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team will be announced at a later date. For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com. Fans can follow Gen.G on Twitter (GenG), Instagram (gengesports), Facebook (GenGesports), Twitch (geng) and YouTube (Gen.G esports) and visit www.geng.gg......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

Chinese held for stealing P7 million from spa

A Chinese man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly stealing P7 million from the vault of a spa in Pasay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

UN commits initial $10M to Phl’s climate change action plan

The Climate Change Commission recently secured a $10-million grant from the United Nation Green Climate Fund (UN-GCF), a major boost to the Philippines’ war against impending natural hazards. The GCF board approved the grant during its 24th meeting held last week at its headquarters in Songdo, South Korea.  Another $58 million will be released February […] The post UN commits initial $10M to Phl’s climate change action plan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

6 Chinese held for kidnap try

Six Chinese – five men and a woman – were arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a Chinese couple in Manila on Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

7 Chinese nationals held for alleged abduction

7 Chinese nationals held for alleged abduction.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Dutch students urged to leave Hong Kong

Hong Kong has seen relentless protests since June as many in the city of 7.5 million people have vented fury at eroding freedoms under Chinese rule. The post Dutch students urged to leave Hong Kong appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

NBI arrests POGO agent, two other foreigners over Pasay sex ring

The sex ring caters exclusively to Chinese POGO operators......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

4 MPD cops nabbed for P.2 million extortion

Four policemen were arrested at a police precinct in Manila on Wednesday for allegedly extorting P200,000 from the family of a man arrested on drug charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

8 Chinese, 1 Pinoy held for NAIA kidnap try

Eight Chinese men and their Filipino driver were arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap another Chinese at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

China lends hand to quake victims

The Chinese government on Friday extended a helping hand to the victims of the earthquake that hit parts of Mindanao the past days, saying that it will donate 3 million RMB or around P22 million to Mindanao. This, as the southern regions reeled from a series of earthquakes that struck in October. In a statement, […] The post China lends hand to quake victims appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 1st, 2019

PH Infradev bags $332M for Makati subway project

LISTED Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc., the proponent of the Makati Subway project, has secured $332 million from Chinese firms to help finance the $3.7-billion mass transportation system. In a disclosure, the company said on Tuesday it has inked a deal with Hui Gao Investments Development Ltd., where the latter would provide a $102-million equity investment […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 30th, 2019

Chinese firms pour $332 million into Makati City subway project

Chinese firms pour $332 million into Makati City subway project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Makati Subway project gets boost

The local government of Makati City on Tuesday said that the Makati Subway project has been awarded an additional $322 million funding for its construction from Chinese investors. According to Makati Mayor Abby Binay, Chinese investment firms Hui Gao Investments Development Ltd. and Shanghai Mintu Investments Ltd. committed to give funding for the 10-kilometer underground […] The post Makati Subway project gets boost appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Makati Subway to get extra $332-million funding from Chinese firms

MANILA, Philippines – The Makati Subway project, a brainchild of Mayor Abby Binay, secured an additional $332 million from two Chinese firms for its initial construction.  On Monday, October 28, Binay attended the partnership signing ceremony of Infradev Holdings with Hui Gao Investments Development ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Vietnam collects DNA samples from relatives of UK missing

NGHE AN, Vietnam – Vietnamese officials collected DNA samples on Sunday, October 27, from relatives of those feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain , security and family told Agence France-Presse, as villagers held emotional prayers for the victims.  The 31 men and 8 women found dead were initially identified as Chinese, but several Vietnamese families ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

Woods, Spieth, McIlroy lead star field in Japan

By Jim Armstrong, Associated Press INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — With a field that includes Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan has plenty of star power. The Zozo Championship, which begins on Thursday, will be held at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Tokyo in Inzai City. It is part of three tournaments that make up the PGA Tour's Asia Swing, including the CJ Cup in South Korea won last week by Justin Thomas and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai next week. The Japanese tournament, co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour, is a 78-man, no-cut field with a $9.75 million purse. The weather could prove to be a factor on the weekend. Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. A forecast for another typhoon has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Woods last played in an official tournament in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two previous years. "It's going to be a lot of fun to be back here in front of fans that really understand and respect the game of golf," Woods said in a pre-tournament interview. "The game of golf is so strong here in Japan, and to have seen it grow like it has over 20-some odd years that I've been playing is very special." The Masters champion is making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour, needing one victory to reach 82 wins and tie the career record held by Sam Snead. Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago — his fifth on the same problem spot. He played in the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday at the same course and did not appear to be in any discomfort. Jason Day, who beat Woods in the Skins game, is also part of the field as well as Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama and Thomas, whose win in the CJ Cup was his 11th PGA Tour event and his second in South Korea. After his win in South Korea, Thomas now has two more wins over the last three seasons in Asia than any other player on tour. "There's something about Asia," Thomas said Wednesday. "I seem to do pretty well over here. I don't really know what it is. It's always a good time of year for me." McIlroy, who is playing in Japan for the first time in 11 years, said he wasn't concerned about playing on an unfamiliar course. "That's OK. I mean, I've won majors before by playing nine-hole practice rounds," McIlroy said. "Sometimes when you don't know a course, that's a better thing. You don't know where the trouble is and it doesn't enter your mind." There is an agreement in place to hold the Zozo Championship until at least 2025. The tournament sponsor has drawn a great deal of attention in the relatively conservative Japanese business world. Zozo chief executive Yusaku Maezawa, owner of the online Japanese retailer, is known for lavish spending on artworks, a Stradivarius violin and a future trip to the moon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

Japan presses China on professor held for spying

TOKYO, Japan – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, October 23, pressed China's visiting vice president over the case of a Japanese professor detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of spying. Tokyo confirmed this week a Japanese man in his 40s has been held by Chinese authorities since September on suspicion of violating Chinese ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

2 Chinese, Malaysian charged for kidnap of POGO worker

Police have filed criminal charges against two Chinese and a Malaysian who were tagged in the kidnapping of a Taiwanese employee of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator firm in Makati last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019