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DTI, NEDA preparing measures for long trade war

DTI, NEDA preparing measures for long trade war.....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

NEDA: nCoV economic impact temporary

While the threat of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) remains, its impact to the local economy might be temporary, the government’s top economic officials said on Thursday. “I think it’s likely to just have a short term impact because given the measures being done to minimize (its impact)…it shouldn’t take long for that to have an […] The post NEDA: nCoV economic impact temporary appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

DEAR KOBE: I didn t know you, but thank you

In a simple and straightforward fashion, my first words today were, "What the hell." That's because my brother, who was preparing to go to work, told me Kobe Bryant died. Knowing how untimely deaths feel, we never joke about this kind of stuff. And so I knew it was true, but I didn't want to believe it anyway. Checking my phone to see the first credible source I could find, I knew. Mindlessly scrolling through countless of tributes for him online, I finally knew. It was real, Kobe was dead. And it hurts so much. Like most people mourning his untimely passing today, I didn't know Kobe personally. Not at all. I only knew him as the basketball player, one that happened to play two whole decades for the Los Angeles Lakers. I appreciated his unrelenting will to win, his stubborness to be the greatest, and his drive to continue to make himself better. None of us will probaly wake up at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow to put up 100 made shots, but all of us can wake up tomorrow and apply Kobe's work ethic to get our own set of wins. Kobe the basketball player was my GOAT, you cannot tell me otherwise. A lot of my fellow fans most probably feel the same way. Since retiring from basketball, Kobe turned his attention to his other passions in life. It's been a joy to see everything about him and his family. It's empowering to know how he's helping women's play, the often under-appreciated side of the sport we all love most. His continued quest for knowledge was admirable. Many won't share trade secrets, but his personal mission to instill his learnings to the younger generation, from children's books to training with other basketball players, is pretty amazing. None of us will probably win an Academy Award, or end up putting a world-class sporting facility, or estbalish an up-and-coming empire all on our own. But through his fabled "Mamba Mentality," many of us can keep learning, keep training, and keep getting better at our own pace. All of us can always choose to spend more time with our families too. People can do all of that without having nothing to do with Kobe. But for us to see him be like that, it hits a little different. Kobe the human being was and is an inspiration. Kobe showed there is a path to your dreams if you work hard enough. Realizing Kobe is gone from this world is pretty surreal. It wasn't that too long ago when we were all watching him play. Like most people mourning his death today, I didn't know Kobe personally. Not at all. But I know enough to be grateful for what he has done for me. As much as it's a pain to write something like this, my words probably won't even do you justice, I hope my thoughts reach you up there. Thank you for everything, Kobe. Rest in Peace......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

Partnering

With the twin uncertainties engendered by the coronavirus outbreak and the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement, there is need for reasonably  quick response measures if we are to be on track with our security and development goals for 2020 and beyond. Are we prepared, or are we just now preparing such counter measures?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago

What s taking Congress so long to tackle ABS-CBN s franchise?

MANILA, Philippines – Time is running out for broadcast giant ABS-CBN, as Congress has yet to approve bills renewing its legislative franchise that would allow its continued operations. On March 30, 2020,  Republic Act No. 7966 , which approved ABS-CBN's franchise for 25 years, will expire. Measures seeking to grant ABS-CBN another 25 years ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 34 min. ago

DTI addresses depleting supply of face masks

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Northern Mindanao is taking measures to address the unavailability of face masks in the region as supplies of N95 and N8.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

DTI addresses depleting supply of face masks

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Northern Mindanao is taking measures to address the unavailability of face masks in the region as supplies of N95 and N8.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Big Bad Wolf takes safety precautions amid nCoV scare

Organizers of Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2020 said safety measures will be in place during the 14-day event at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from Feb. 14 to 24, 2020 amid concerns over the 2019 novel coronavirus......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

PBA: Pringle says he owes Coach Tim a lot for first title with Ginebra

For head coach Tim Cone, Stanley Pringle was the difference in Ginebra's title run in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Coming over to the Gin Kings via trade, Stanley added an explosive dimension to an already-loaded team. [Related: PBA Finals: Stanley Pringle the "difference" in latest Ginebra title] But for Pringle, it's really Coach Tim who put it all together. He can only do so much on his own. "Playing under Coach Tim, [with] his guidance and his knowledge for the game, it's deep. He's been around so long and he's the winningest coach," Pringle told ABS-CBN Sports. "I owe him a lot of credit just for the fact that I came here and was able to adapt to their system. I really just came here, opened my ears, and executed," he added. Finally winning his first championship, Pringle said it was all worth the wait. But even when team success was hard to come by for him, Stanley said keeping his focus on improving was key so he could be ready when his chance comes. The chance came and he got himself a title with the barangay. "Everybody's in a different situation. For me, my main focus was just trying to improve as a player and doing the things I think would help my team to win," Pringle said. "Look here, I got me a chip. Even though it took me what, four and a half years, it was well worth the wait. I think that's the way to go, just focus on your work ethic and being the best player you can be," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

US-China tech war rising beside trade war

While most people around the world fixed their attention on January 15 at the signing in the White House of phase one of the trade agreement between China and the United States, few people paid attention to the news on the possibly more significant long-term indicator of national innovation capacity based on the science and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Dow, S& P 500 end at records as US-China deal signed

Major Wall Street stock indices edged to fresh records on Wednesday while European and Asian markets mostly retreated as the United States and China signed a long-anticipated trade agreement. Both the Dow and S&P 500 finished at all-time highs, while the Nasdaq ended barely positive. Analysts increasingly question whether valuations are getting out of control […] The post Dow, S&P 500 end at records as US-China deal signed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

DTI set to decide on imposition of safeguard duties on auto imports

The Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Import Services is aiming to finish this month its evaluation of the petition filed by a labor group to impose safeguard measures on automobiles......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Encarnacion, White Sox complete $12 million, 1-year contract

By Andrew Seligman, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación saw the young players the Chicago White Sox have and a bright future for a team eyeing a run at the AL Central championship after seven straight losing seasons. That's why he chose to be a part of it. Encarnación and the White Sox finalized a $12 million, one-year contract on Thursday, putting him in position to become Chicago's designated hitter and a part-time first baseman along with José Abreu. Encarnación is due $12 million this season, and the White Sox hold a $12 million option for 2021 under the deal, which was agreed to Dec. 25 subject to a successful physical. “I'm very excited to be part of this team, I think this team has a great future," he said. "To be here and try to help this team to go where we want to go and make the playoffs.” Encarnación hit 34 home runs in 109 games for Seattle and the Yankees last year. The three-time All-Star led the American League with 21 homers when the Mariners dealt him to New York in June. The Yankees declined a $25 million option for next season, opting to pay a $5 million buyout. He hit .249 with 13 homers and 37 RBIs in 44 regular-season games with the Yankees, limited by oblique problems. He batted .308 while New York beat Minnesota in the AL Division Series, but was 1 for 18 with 11 strikeouts in the AL Championship Series against Houston. Encarnación, who turned 37 on Tuesday, has eight straight seasons with more than 30 homers. He has 414 homers in 15 years with Cincinnati, Toronto, Cleveland, Seattle and New York. Last year he became the first major leaguer to play on three continents in one season, opening the season in Tokyo with the Mariners and going to London in June with the Yankees. “Edwin is a professional hitter, someone who makes each and every at-bat count,” general Rick Hahn said in a statement. “His long track record of power is impressive and as a veteran run producer, Edwin adds another threatening bat to our lineup, lengthening our batting order and increasing (manager) Rick Renteria’s offensive options on any given night.” The White Sox have been one of baseball's busiest teams, adding to a promising young core. Chicago also added catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Dallas Keuchel, Gio González and Steve Cishek in free-agent deals. Outfielder Nomar Mazara was acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers. Abreu, who led the AL with 123 RBIs last season, was re-signed to a $50 million, three-year deal, and top prospect Luis Robert agreed to a $50 million, six-year contract last week, clearing the way for the outfielder to begin the season in the majors. The White Sox were 72-89 last season, well behind the 101-win Minnesota Twins and 93-win Cleveland Indians. But with experienced veterans added to a promising young core, they believe they are in position to make a big jump after missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years since their 2005 World Series championship. Encarnación and Grandal have five straight trips to the postseason. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner with Houston, made the playoffs four times in the past five years and won a World Series championship with the Astros in 2017. “That's obviously a tremendous track record for each of them, but also speaks in part to what we're trying to accomplish not just on the field but in terms of taking that next step in our clubhouse, and this young core not only growing together but learning how to win and learning what it takes to be successful not only over the course of the summer but well into October as well,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “Edwin's another piece in trying to accomplish that.” The veterans the White Sox added are joining a team that has reigning batting champion Tim Anderson, who led the majors with a .335 average. Yoán Moncada had a breakthrough season, hitting .315 with 25 homers and 79 RBIs. Eloy Jiménez showed pop as a rookie, with a .267 average, 31 homers and 79 RBIs. Prized outfielder Luis Robert figures to debut next spring, and top prospect Nick Madrigal might also be ready to get significant time at second base. Keuchel and Gonzalez will join a rotation led by All-Star Lucas Giolito that also includes Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease. Promising young right-hander Michael Kopech is also expected to return following Tommy John surgery. Encarnación said he is “very close” with Jiménez and has been following him since Jiménez was 14. He called Jiménez “a great hitter” and praised the other big, young bats in the White Sox's lineup. “They're very smart hitters,” Encarnación said. “They have a great idea (of) what they are doing at the plate.” The White Sox designated left-hander Kodi Medeiros for assignment......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

ONE Championship: Team Lakay s Lito Adiwang gets wish of competing in the Philippines

When Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang walks into the Mall Of Asia Arena for the first time as a competitor, expect him to be a little bit emotional.  Adiwang competes in the Philippines for the first time in six years when he battles Pongsiri "The Smiling Assassin" Mitsatit at ONE: FIRE & FURY on 31 January at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. For the 26-year-old, his appearance on the show’s prime card is a culmination of all the work he has put into this sport, a sport which has taken him to Malaysia and Thailand before finding a home in Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, and later, the ONE Championship main stage.  “I want to show my family that I’ve made it, I’m here. I’ll show them the things that I’ve worked on for a long time,” Adiwang said.  “It’s also great to perform in front of my countrymen because it’s been a long time since I made my presence felt in the Philippine fight scene. I want to make a re-introduction to my country.” Adiwang's journey has been nothing of short of remarkable. He won three-consecutive bouts in OWS to earn the lucrative six-figure contract to the main roster.  In his promotional debut, "Thunder Kid" sent shockwaves through the strawweight division when he defeated Senzo Ikeda by way of first-round technical knockout at ONE: CENTURY PART I last October. He vows to bring the same level of excitement on 31 January. “I plan to trade strikes with him first. I’ll test my striking skills with him, but it still depends. If there are chances to counter [in other aspects], I’ll do it. I’ll mix it up,” Adiwang said.  “If it becomes a battle of counters, the match might be boring. I want to stand toe to toe with him and that’s why I prepared hard for that. If he becomes a counter-striker, I will then mix it up.” With Mitsatit coming off consecutive losses, both of which came in Manila, the Baguio City native expects the visiting Thai to be highly motivated. “I saw that he’s coming off losses, so I expect him to come in hungry, focused, and motivated to win,” Adiwang said.  “If I am Pongsiri, I am thinking that I should win at all costs. I expect that mentality from him, and I’ll prepare for that.” Eager not to disappoint in front of his family and compatriots, Adiwang promises to go for the jugular if given the chance.  “I will try to go for the finish. It will depend on where the match will be fought but I have to finish it. Either by submission or KO.” But before “Thunder Kid” strikes, ONE Championship kicks off the year this Friday, 10 January, for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

PRC lifts foreign ownership limits

Beijing, China (AFP) — China has started lifting major restrictions on foreign investment in its financial sector, a move long demanded by the United States as the world’s two biggest economies are locked in a fierce trade battle. From the start of 2020, foreign banks can now set up wholly-owned branches in China without a […] The post PRC lifts foreign ownership limits appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

PBA Finals: Cone ready, expects Game 7

Based on the previous two championship meetings between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco, this coming 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals is expected to come down to a series decider. It’s no wonder Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone is already preparing for a possible Game 7 as the best-of-seven series begins on Tuesday. “We could go to a Game 10 if necessary, if it was a possibility. For me, I never really wanna predict how far we'll go,” said Cone on Saturday in the Finals press conference. “We plan on playing a Game 7.” The two teams battled for the season-ending conference’s throne for two straight years in 2016 and 2017 with the Gin Kings winning both duels. But Ginebra was pushed to the limit both times with the Gin Kings needing Justin Brownlee’s title-clinching buzzer-beater trey to close their first Finals meeting in six games while their rematch the following year went to Game 7. This clash could be no different with both squads – coming off long breaks - claiming that it will be a long series. “We feel like we're in good shape. We tried to pace our players throughout the entire conference to make sure they would stay fresh,” said Bolts coach Norman Black, who is looking to steer Meralco to its first title. “We just played TNT in a Game 5 so we went the limit as far as the semifinals is concerned. We'll be ready just in case it does go to a Game 7.” Just like Black, Cone will try to preserve his wards energy just in case. “We try to watch the players' minutes and such and practice time so we don't wear them out so they have something left in a Game 7,” he said. “But obviously if you can finish it early... we'd like to. They would like to finish it early, we would like to finish it early.” “But I think our feelings are it's gonna go down to a Game 7. That's generally the case when you have two really good teams,” added Cone. “We'll throw grenades at each other back and forth for a few games and try to come down to the wire and see who wins it all.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Stern was a big-city guy and a friend to the small markets

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug it off, knowing he wouldn’t do anything illegal to help the Knicks, or any of the big boys. He did far more for the little guys. Cities like Sacramento and New Orleans needed Stern more, and his efforts helped them retain teams that might otherwise have been playing elsewhere. In New Orleans’ case, that even included running the organization at the same time as running a league. “I used to think that he just showed up on draft day and shook hands, but then I got to work with him when I was in New Orleans when the NBA took over the Pelicans. I was amazed how much he did,” said Phoenix coach Monty Williams, who was coaching the team when the league stepped in to run it until new ownership could be found. Tributes flowed for hours Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) after Stern died at 77, from grateful players and teams who benefited from his 30 years of leadership. Most focused on his vision that led to the NBA’s massive worldwide growth, but some had more personal stories to tell about closer to home. Like the Kings, who at times appeared ticketed for Seattle, Southern California, Las Vegas or some other city before Stern rejected the team’s plans to bolt and gave Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson the chance to put together plans for local ownership and a new arena that kept the team in California’s capital city. A street is named in Stern’s honor there. “David will always be remembered as Superman in Sacramento,” owner Vivek Ranadivé said, adding that Stern’s “fierce support of the team and this community is the reason why the Kings stayed in Sacramento. David’s enthusiasm for our city and belief in our fans will never be forgotten.” The Kings played a tribute video Thursday (Friday, PHL time) acknowledging Stern’s role in their revival before their home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, another team in a minor market that’s struggled at times to fill its building after the team relocated there from Vancouver. “David will always be remembered as Superman in Sacramento." In Memoriam - David J. Stern ???? pic.twitter.com/g8cdh2sr14 — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 1, 2020 Business may have boomed better in other places, but one move for the franchise was hard enough. Stern had no interest in another. “Commissioner Stern’s support of Memphis as an NBA market and the resulting arrival of the Grizzlies franchise in 2001 forever changed the trajectory of our city,” the Grizzlies said. “His continued support in standing alongside the Grizzlies organization in its creation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Game in Memphis reflected his commitment to using the power of sport to transform lives.” The NBA loves its big stars and benefits from them being in the biggest markets, from Magic Johnson to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, and now LeBron James being in Los Angeles, or Michael Jordan playing in Chicago. But Stern and the league admired the parity of the NFL, where small-market squads such as Green Bay, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis have thrived. A better chance of achieving that was a driving force that led to the 2011 lockout, with the league hoping a more favorable salary structure and improved sharing of revenues would give any well-managed team a chance to compete, no matter its location. Teams such as Oklahoma City, Portland and Utah have since been relatively consistent winners, and Milwaukee currently sports the NBA’s best record. Occasionally, it took a larger effort from the league, especially in New Orleans. The NBA has never proven over the long term it will flourish in the city after moving from Charlotte, with Chris Paul and Anthony Davis both eventually seeking to be traded. But even though the Hornets were well-supported in Oklahoma City after playing home games there following Hurricane Katrina, Stern felt it was important to return the team to New Orleans when it was ready to host games again, then sent the 2008 All-Star Game soon after. Later, he had the league take ownership of the franchise from George Shinn until it could find an owner who would keep the team in the city. That situation became uncomfortable when Stern had to make the heavily criticized decision to kill a trade that would’ve sent Paul to the Lakers, but the Pelicans are still there nearly two decades after arriving. “Mr. Stern was a catalyst in professional basketball returning to New Orleans in 2002,” the team said. “His commitment to the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region was further shown when he guided the franchise through an ownership transition to Tom Benson in 2012.” Stern couldn’t win all the fights, failing to convince local leadership to approve arena funding that could have kept the SuperSonics in Seattle, a city whose fans were strong supporters. They moved to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder have been a small-market success. Just the kind Stern liked. ___ AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2020

Senate seeks passage of 3 vital measures

THE Senate is hoping that in January 2020, three important measures that promote security, improve public workers’ welfare and economic development will finally be enacted into laws. Congress adjourned session on December 18 for a month-long holiday break. The Senate and the House of Representatives will resume session on Jan. 20, 2020. The Senate had […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Ph presses Thailand on WTO tobacco ruling

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is eyeing to meet with his Thailand counterpart this month in a last-ditch effort to persuade the latter to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on its customs measures on cigarette exports from the Philippines. “We will find time to settle [the trade dispute] once and for all,” Lopez […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Doncic has 9th triple-double of season, Mavs rout Warriors

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luka Doncic had 31 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds in his ninth triple-double of the season and the Dallas Mavericks routed the Golden State Warriors 141-121 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 18 and Seth Curry added 17 off the bench for the Mavericks. They snapped the Warriors' four-game winning streak. D’Angelo Russell had 30 points and eight 3-pointers in the first half but injured his neck after falling and colliding with Dwight Powell during the third quarter. Russell returned for the start of the fourth, but the Warriors were down by 19 at that point. He finished with 35 points and six assists and shot 13 for 21. The Mavericks pulled away when Russell was out, outscoring the Warriors 45-24 in the third quarter. Hardaway made a deep 3 with 6:55 left in the third to give the Mavericks an eight-point lead that would only grow as the game went on. HEAT 117, 76ERS 116, OT MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler made the second of two free throws with 2.3 seconds left in overtime, giving Miami a wild victory over Philadelphia. Butler finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help improved its NBA-best home record to 15-1 and move back into second place in the Eastern Conference. He was fouled by Al Horford as he tried a jumper for the lead, missed the first foul shot and then connected on the second. Tobias Harris had a good look at a 3-pointer as time expired, but his shot from the right corner hit the rim and bounced away. Miami got a one-point win for the second straight night, after topping Indiana at home Friday. Philadelphia lost by one for the second straight night, after falling at Orlando on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) — the first time the 76ers have lost consecutive games by a single point since Jan. 25 and 27, 1995. Joel Embiid had 35 points and 11 rebounds for Philadelphia. RAPTORS 113, CELTICS 97 BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 20 and Toronto snapped Boston’s five-game winning streak. Patrick McCaw and Fred VanVleet each added 18 points to help defending champion Toronto avenge a loss on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time) and send Boston to its second loss in 15 games at home this season. Kemba Walker led the Celtics with 30 points, and Jaylen Brown had 17. Playing their first game since losing by 16 to the Celtics on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) — the first NBA game in Canada on Christmas — the Raptors never trailed in breaking a two-game losing streak. Toronto was without two of its top four scorers due to injuries — Pascal Siakam (groin) and Norman Powell (left shoulder subluxation). The Raptors also were missing center Marc Gasol (left hamstring). All three were injured Dec. 18 (Dec. 19, PHL time) at Detroit. ROCKETS 108, NETS 98 HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 44 points and 10 rebounds and Houston built a big early lead and withstood a late rally from Brooklyn. Houston has won five of six games, with its only loss coming against Golden State on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time). Russell Westbrook and the Nets’Taurean Prince were both ejected with about 20 seconds to go when they started yelling at each other after Prince fouled Westbrook. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 17 points and 11 assists. BUCKS 111, MAGIC 110 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 21 points and NBA-leading Milwaukee overcame Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence for the second straight night. Antetokounmpo, the NBA MVP last season, also missed the Bucks' victory Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in Atlanta because of back soreness. Middleton also had seven assists and five rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 29-5 overall and 16-2 at home. Ersan Ilyasova, starting in place of Antetokounmpo, had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 23 points. NUGGETS 119, GRIZZLIES 110 DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 31 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season and 35th overall, leading Denver past Memphis. Will Barton added 20 points and Jamal Murray and Mason Plumlee each had 15 to help the Nuggets win for the eighth time in nine games. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 20 points. BULLS 116, HAWKS 81 CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 25 points, Zach LaVine added 19 and Chicago nearly led wire-to-wire against short-handed Atlanta. Battling an illness and questionable until a few hours before the game, Markkanen was 8 for 14 from the field, making 4 of 9 3-pointers. The Bulls have has won three of four. John Collins had 34 points for the NBA-worst Hawks. They have dropped 10 straight for the second time this season. PELICANS 120, PACERS 98 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Jrue Holiday added 20 and New Orleans won its third straight. JJ Redick scored 15 points, and Lonzo Ball added 13 for New Orleans. Aaron Holiday scored 25 points for Indiana. KNICKS 107, WIZARDS 100 WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 30 points and equaled a season high with 16 rebounds, Bobby Portis added 17 points and New York. It was the Knicks' second straight victory, just the second time this season they've won two straight. Both wins have come on the road. Isaiah Thomas and Jordan McRae each scored 20 points for Washington. SPURS 136, PISTONS 109 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 points and 12 rebounds and San Antonio hit a season-high 18 3-pointers. San Antonio was 18 for 35 from 3-point range, including a career-high five by Aldridge. San Antonio set a season-high with 42 points in the third quarter, fueled by a 25-9 run. Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit. SUNS 112, KINGS 110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker had 32 points and 10 assists and Phoenix held off Sacramento to snap an eight-game losing streak. Kelly Oubre Jr. added 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio had 21 points and eight assists. Buddy Hield scored 23 points for Sacramento. The Kings have lost six straight. CAVALIERS 94, TIMBERWOLVES 88 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Darius Garland and Collin Sexton each scored 18 points and Cleveland overcame an NBA season high-tying 29 turnovers to hold off Minnesota. Tristan Thompson added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Jeff Teague scored 18 points for Minnesota. LAKERS 128, TRAIL BLAZERS 120 PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points, LeBron James had 21 points and 16 assists, and Los Angeles Lakers snapped a season-long four-game losing streak. Kuzma highlighted a strong performance by the Lakers' reserves, who provided 72 bench points. Portland’s bench scored 36 points. Anthony Davis added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers. Damian Lillard had a game-high 31 points for Portland, which dropped its third straight. Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 16 rebounds. JAZZ 120, CLIPPERS 107 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Jordan Clarkson added 19 points in his second game with his new team, and Utah beat the Clippers. Clarkson, who was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), came off the bench to shoot 7 of 13 from the field. The Jazz shot 48.6% from 3-point range to win for the seventh time in eight games. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 for the Clippers. The Jazz scored the last 11 points of the game to seal the victory, holding the Clippers scoreless over the final 3:35. The Clippers made just four field goals in the fourth quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Expo 2020 Dubai to boost Philippine market presence — DOT

The country’s participation in the six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai is seen to enhance the Philippines’ presence in the global marketplace, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019