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NFA rice imports face slight delay

MANILA, Philippines -  Amid the lean season, the arrival of the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice imports will be slightly delayed after four out of the six S.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

PHL to issue import tender for 250,000 tons of rice in June

THE Philippines, one of the world’s top rice buyers, will issue a tender to import 250,000 tons of the grain next month, to boost low stockpiles before the lean harvest season and to offset potential crop damage during the typhoon season......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Agriculture chief says likely no need to import 250,000 tons rice

THE COUNTRY’s Agriculture chief said he expects a bumper rice harvest this planting season, potentially meaning there is no urgent need for the state grains buyer to import 250,000 tons of the staple food as planned......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 30th, 2017

Netflix brings back Instagram contest for 'Chef's Table Season 3&'8242;

Netflix brings back Instagram contest for 'Chef's Table Season 3&'8242;.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2017

WEEKEND CHEF | Make your own festive Pork Hamonado this holiday season

WEEKEND CHEF | Make your own festive Pork Hamonado this holiday season.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016

WEEKEND CHEF | This comforting Patola with Misua Soup is perfect for the chilly season

WEEKEND CHEF | This comforting Patola with Misua Soup is perfect for the chilly season.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Albay demo-farm shows hybrid rice thrives even on rainy season — DA

LEGAZPI CITY &'8212; Unmindful of the drizzle and the distance to walk the 20-hectare technology-farm here, 74-year old Alberto Rivera of Labo, Camarines Norte said “kailangan namin ito kasi malaking tulong na makita namin ang mga hybrid rice variet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

Bibingka season

rice cakes – usually goes up as Christmas approaches, and a street vendor in Cebu City hopes to make a hefty profit from the popular delicacy. (Juan Carlo de Vela/ Manila Bulletin).....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

NFA allots P2.3 B for palay purchases

MANILA, Philippines - State rice importer National Food Authority (NFA) is allotting P2.3 billion for palay-buying nationwide as the harvest season begins......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2016

Harvest time

Farmers’ tractors are loaded with newly harvested rice in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao. It’s harvest season in the plains of Central Mindanao. (Keith Bacongco/ Manila Bulletin).....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

Rice prices to drop

BOCAUE, Bulacan, Philippines – Prices of commercial rice are expected to go down in the coming days with the start of the harvest season, according to rice t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Cooking made practical and fun

Chef and restaurateur Jonas Ng is returning for the second season of Lifestyle and The Group Entertainments cooking show Chef Next Door......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Bottega Veneta embraces the now at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — It's a season of celebration and commemoration at Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day yesterday......»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

Classy Dortmund warns Real Madrid with 6-1 rout of 'Gladbach

CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press br /> BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund warmed up for Real Madrid in the Champions League by routing Borussia Moenchengladbach 6-1 to match its best ever start to the Bundesliga on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick and the brilliant Maximilian Philipp scored twice as Dortmund made it five wins and a draw, equaling its 2015 start, while also stretching its unbeaten run at home to 41 games. Dortmund perfectionists will rue the first goal conceded in six league games after Lars Stindl pulled one back for the shocked visitors. Otherwise it was a complete performance - Aubameyang also hit the post three times and 'Gladbach goalkeeper Tobias Sippel was at his best to prevent Dortmund scoring more - and Madrid will be wary ahead of its visit on Tuesday. 'The players are fresh and we're playing good football. Real is another level,' Dortmund coach Peter Bosz said when asked if his side could repeat the performance against Madrid. Aubameyang wrapped up his hat trick with half an hour remaining, then Stindl put the only blot on Dortmund's performance and left goalkeeper Roman Buerki shaking his head on his 100th Bundesliga appearance. Buerki had gone 515 minutes without conceding. YOUTHFUL BATTLE In a duel between the youngest ever Bundesliga coaches, 30-year-old Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim defeated 32-year-old Domenico Tedesco's Schalke 2-0. Both earned their coaching badges together, though Nagelsmann got a head start in February 2016 when he was appointed in place of the ailing Huub Stevens with Hoffenheim in relegation trouble. Nagelsmann saved the team in his first season and led it to the Champions League playoffs in the next. Schalke fans hope Tedesco, who took over in the offseason after just 11 games in charge of second-tier Erzgebirge Aue, can match his former classmate's feats. Dennis Geiger's first Bundesliga goal gave Hoffenheim an early lead, but the visitors improved as the game progressed and might have equalized after the break when Yevhen Konoplyanka struck the crossbar. Konoplyanka was just wide before Mark Uth struck the post at the other end. Uth, who had a late goal ruled out for offside, launched the ball forward for Lukas Rupp to score in the third minute of injury time. Nagelsmann's side remains one of three unbeaten teams in the Bundesliga. LEIPZIG HOLDS ON Leipzig prepared for its Champions League game at Besiktas with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Timo Werner set up new signing Jean-Kevin Augustin to score his second goal since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain and then scored midway through the second half, turning brilliantly and firing inside the far post. Ante Rebic pulled one back for a nervy finale. The visitors were unlucky not to equalize when Simon Falette hit the post and the rebound came back off Leipzig 'keeper Peter Gulacsi's back before rolling out of play. Suspended Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita watched his side in an eye-catching dinner jacket with a red top hat. INSULT TO INJURY Hertha Berlin captain Vedad Ibisevic was sent off with a straight red card in the last minute of his side's 1-0 defeat in Mainz for what referee Tobias Stieler said was an insult directed against him. But the Bosnian insisted he said nothing untoward to the referee and is calling for a lip-reader to prove it. 'I know what I heard,' Stieler contended. Pablo De Blasis's penalty was enough for the home side. In other games, Werder Bremen drew against Freiburg 0-0, and Stuttgart was also held to a homeless draw against Augsburg. ___ More AP German soccer coverage: www.apnews.com/tag/Bundesliga .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Barcelona gets 6th win in 6 rounds, Atletico beats Sevilla

JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press br /> BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Girona succeeded in stopping Barcelona star Lionel Messi from scoring. If only it could have avoided its own net as well. Barcelona made it six wins in as many games in the Spanish league on Saturday when it won 3-0 at Girona thanks to a pair of own goals by the hosts. Barcelona went head in the Catalan regional derby when Girona defender Aday Benitez deflected Jordi Alba's off-target shot back into his net in the 17th minute. Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal helped provoke a second goal three minutes after halftime, when Suarez deftly let Vidal's dangerous short pass go through his legs, hit surprised goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz and turned into the net. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into second place. Sevilla is five points behind, followed by Real Madrid at seven points adrift after it won at Alaves 2-1. The decision by Girona coach Pablo Machin to man-mark Lionel Messi with Pablo Maffeo helped stop him from adding to his best ever start to a Liga. Messi scored nine goals in the first five rounds. 'I don't think that Messi was the decisive player that he usually is,' Machin said. 'We tried, but we were playing against some of the best players in the world. When you score in our own net it makes it very tough.' SUAREZ STRIKES Suarez rounded off Barcelona's victory in the 69th when he was left all alone to take Sergi Roberto's lobbed pass and beat Iraizoz. It was Suarez's second goal in six appearances this season. The Uruguay striker had been struggling this season, hampered by a right knee injury and adapting to life after the departure of attack partner Neymar. DREAM START Real Madrid turned to new midfielder Dani Ceballos to help it get back on the winning path. The midfielder made the most of his first start for Zinedine Zidane's team by scoring twice in the victory at last-place Alaves. The win came three days after Madrid lost 1-0 at home to Ceballos' former team, Real Betis. That slip combined with a pair of home draws left the defending champions trailing leader Barcelona. Ceballos received a pass from Marco Asensio, fought through a tackle, and shot just inside the post for the 10th-minute opener. Manu Garcia responded with Alaves' first goal of the season. But Ceballos put Madrid back in charge before halftime when he fired in a ball that goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco spilled when he collided with a teammate while defending a cross. Alaves almost leveled late when substitute Alfonso Pedraza twice hit the woodwork. Cristiano Ronaldo also hit the goal-frame twice in the second half as the Madrid forward seeks his first goal in the league. COSTA SPECTATES Diego Costa watched from the stands of Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as his soon-to-be teammates Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco scored in the second half to down Sevilla. Atletico reached a deal with Chelsea this week for Costa to return to his former club. Atletico will host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday. MALAGA RALLIES Diego Rolan scored a double to help Malaga rally from a two-goal deficit in the final minutes and draw with visitor Athletic Bilbao 3-3. Malaga secured its first point of the season after it lost its first five matches. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 36 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. 36 min. ago

Playoff picture will be set as Governors' Cup elims close

The PBA playoff picture will finally be revealed as the Governors' Cup wraps up its elimination round Sunday. As it stands, there are only two things that are sure in the quarterfinals of the season-ending conference. The first thing is that Blackwater is 8th and TNT KaTropa already has a twice-to-beat advantage. Everything else will be settled after the final two games featuring four other playoff teams. In the first game at 4:30 p.m., NLEX (7-3) takes on Star (6-4). The Meralco (8-2) vs. San Miguel (7-3) matchup will come at 6:45 p.m. Things could still get crazier depending on how the quotients playout especially since there could be a five-way tie for first place if San Miguel and NLEX both win. If that's the case, the Beermen and the Road Warriors will finish with an 8-3 record together with the Bolts, the KaTropa, and defending champion Ginebra. It would be easier if all of us should just stay tuned after all as this is practically the start of the playoffs. All games are live from the Araneta Coliseum. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News15 hr. 57 min. ago

Taekwondo, pool bets add three silvers to PHI haul in AIMAG

ASHGABAT—Poomsae artists Rodolfo Reyes Jr. and Jocel Lyn Ninobla settled for silver medals with pool player Chezka Centeno to keep the medal streak of the Philippines going in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Centeno’s hasty shot on the fourth marble in the 10th frame was a costly mistake that China’s Han Yu exploited for a 7-4 victory in the women’s 9-ball finale. Han launched a powerful break on the deciding set and finished off the 18-year-old Zamboanga City native with a combination of the third and ninth balls on the left corner pocket. Delivering what seemed like a spotless routine, Reyes scored 8.310 points from the judges before Pongporn Suvittayarak of Thailand erased his lead with 8.550 points for the gold in men’s individual poomsae. The 22-year-old from Dasmarinas City was proud of the silver, his best performance in international tournaments after bringing home bronze medals from the recent Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games and the 2016 world championships in Lima, Peru. ``It’s nice to have the gold but it wasn’t meant for me. I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute a silver medal for our country,’’ said Reyes. Jocel Lyn Ninobla also got the silver with 8.000 points after Marjan Salahshouri of Iran scored 8.120 points in the women’s individual poomsae finals. The Philippines jacked up its medal collection of two gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals, which included the third-place performance of Kristel Macrohon in women’s weightlifting. Macrohon combined a total lift of 209kg for the bronze behind gold medalist Assem Sadykova of Kazakhstan (222kg) and silver finisher Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji (221kg). Chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario was happy on the turnout where Filipino athletes kept on delivering medals everyday since the Games began last week. It shadowed some of the few setbacks for the day after Anna Patrimonio and Khim Iglupas failed to advance in the semifinals of women’s tennis doubles. Ankita Raina and Prarthan Thombare of India defeated pushed the Filipina netters to the exits with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the Tennis Center. In bowling, Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia eliminated Maria Liza Del Rosario, 204-194, in their quarterfinal showdown .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

Technical foul on coach energizes Tigresses to solo second

Sai Larosa was having for herself an off-game on Saturday at the MOA Arena to see University of Sto. Tomas fall behind to Far Eastern University. And then head coach Haydee Ong got was called for a technical foul at the most crucial of moments. Rallying around their head coach, the Tigresses came from behind to frustrate the Lady Tamaraws, 73-67, and claim solo second in the 80th Season of the UAAP Women’s Basketball Tournament. The ladies from Espana were trailing for majority of the matchup and still by eight, 57-65, inside the last four minutes. Things looked even worse as their mentor incurred a technical foul for continuous complaining. “I think nung na-technical ako, nabuhayan yung mga bata,” she said post-game. Indeed, taking the mantle of leadership right then and there, Larosa scored five of her 17 points in the last three minutes to spearhead her squad’s 16-2 fightback to end the game. “Si Larosa, the second half belonged to her and that turned the game over,” the head coach expressed. Larosa also collected 10 rebounds and three steals and was backstopped by Jhenn Angeles who scored 21 points. With the comeback win, UST now has sole possession of the second spot with a 3-1 record. This is already an improvement from a season ago where they only had two wins for all of the first round. For FEU, Valerie Mamaril topped the scoring column with 21 points. With ace scorer Precious Arellano held down to only nine points along with five turnovers, however, they dropped back onto a 2-2 standing. Meanwhile, De La Salle University has finally barged into the win column after downing University of the Philippines, 76-64. Riding the hot hands of Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan who had 17 and 16 points, respectively, the Lady Archers improved to 1-3. The Taft-based team also locked out of the win column the Lady Maroons who remain winless after four games. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME DLSU 76 – Torres 17, Dagdagan 16, Figueroa 9, Jimenez 8, Arciga 7, Del Campo 6, Castillo 5, Vergara 4, Paraiso 2, Nuñez 2, Javier. UP 64 – Esplana 19, Isip 10, Pesquera 8, Medina 7, Tan 7: Domingo 6, Bascon 4, Ordoveza 2, Gatpatan 1, Cruz, Rodas, Amar, Lapid, Viray, Ongsiako. QUARTER SCORES: 17-14, 41-26, 57-48, 76-64. SECOND GAME UST 73 – Angeles 21, Anies 18, Larosa 17, Isanan 8, Gandalla 6, Tortillo 2, Aujero 1, Rivera 0, Capilit 0, Penaflor 0, Jerez 0, Magat 0. FEU 67 – Mamaril 21, Quiapo 11, Arellado 9, Jumuad 9, Taguiam 7, Gerner 4, Balleser 4, Antiola 2, Bastatas 0, Payadon 0, Ouano 0, De Guzman 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-16, 35-32, 51-55, 73-67. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News22 hr. 23 min. ago

PSG striker Neymar out for Montpellier game with foot injury

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain says Neymar will miss Saturday's French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. The 25-year-old Neymar has scored four goals and delivered four assists in five games with PSG since he joined from Barcelona in a world-record transfer worth 222 million euros ($262 million). It's the first game the Brazil international will miss with PSG since he was authorized to play. PSG travels to Montpellier aiming to extend its perfect league record this season to seven matches. It is unclear whether Neymar will have recovered in time for next week's Champions League game against Bayern Munich. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017