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Everybody’s still waiting for Kia to be unconventional

Kia head coach Chris Gavina did not get the gift he wanted for Christmas. “Man, if Santa Claus had anything to give me, (I wanted it to be a) first win after 14 straight (losses),” he told reporters after the Picanto was routed, 102-125, by Phoenix on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. May of this year was the last time the now third-year franchise had won a game in the PBA. Since then, they have dropped 14 games in a row. Their fortunes may have had a chance to begin to turn if they held on to the first overall pick of this year’s PBA Draft. Only, they opted to do the so-called unconventional route and traded the selection that turned out to be Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger for a package that included veterans Jay-R Reyes and Ronald Tubid and enigmatic Rashawn McCarthy. After two games in the season, that trade has yet to lead to a win. “Let’s say everything’s been conventional so far,” Gavina lamented. The mentor went on to say that failing to play as a team was what did them in. As he put it, “Ugly – really one word to describe it all today. A lot of me-ball and our guys felt like statistics were more (important) than team effort to win this game.” In his eyes, Gavina said that his players may be trying too hard in trying to prove themselves individually. “A lot of things have been said about, you know, that trade and guys are taking it as a challenge, but taking it the wrong way. Not one person is gonna deliver us a win,” he shared. He then continued, “It’s gotta be team effort. They know that. We know that.” In the end, however, with the season so young, the Kia coach said he and his team still have time to flip the script. “You can’t keep your head down. We will push forward, learn, and try not to relive those bad moments,” he expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnDec 27th, 2017

'GlowUpWithOPPO: Beauty Finds And Steals At The CHALK Beauty Fair

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

    NEW DELHI --- Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the state's top officials, promising tens of millions of dollars in aid. The central government has dispatched military units to Kerala, but state officials are pleading for additional help. The Indian Express newspaper reported that state legislator Saji Cherian begged for aid on a TV news channel, saying, "Please ask Modi to give us helicopters, give us helicopters. ...Keep on reading: Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Passengers crowd NAIA waiting for flights to resume

Passengers continued to proceed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday, to wait for flights to resume. Source link link: Passengers crowd NAIA waiting for flights to resume.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Halep win rain-delayed matches, reach QFs

By Joe Kay, Associated Press MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep made quick work of their rain-delayed matches Friday afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, facing the daunting challenge of playing a few hours later in extremely humid conditions. Several days of rain turned the quarterfinals into an endurance test. Six men's and three women's singles matches were held over from Thursday because of rain. Federer — the top player left in the men's bracket after No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew to get some rest — needed only 72 minutes to beat Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (6), leaving him on course for yet another Cincinnati title. He's won a record seven despite missing the tournament the last two years because of injury. Then, it was off for a little rest before an evening match against fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka, who advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Marton Fucsovics. "Waiting around all day and hardly seeing any tennis obviously is never fun for the tournament and the fans," Federer said. "So we're happy that the tournament is back underway. Today I tried to really focus on just the one match, not thinking that there is possibly going to be two." Djokovic's match against Grigor Dimitrov was suspended at the start of the third set on Thursday night. He finished off the defending champion 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, maintaining his hopes of a first Cincinnati title. Dimitrov didn't drop a set last year while winning his first Masters title in Cincinnati. He also won his first two matches this week in straight sets, a streak that was broken by Djokovic on Thursday night before the rains came and the match was suspended with Djokovic up 2-1. "I wish it didn't rain, for sure, last night," Dimitrov said. "I just thought that even though I lost that second set, I was feeling well on the court. "Today is a completely different day. The conditions are a little bit different. So yeah, everything came into play." With each win, Djokovic gets closer to the chance he covets — another appearance in the title match. He's never won at Cincinnati, going 0-5 in title matches. It's the only ATP Masters 1000 event that has eluded him. Djokovic acknowledges he would especially enjoy winning the title, which would make him the only player to win all nine ATP Masters events. Also Friday, Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios split two tiebreakers before Del Potro prevailed in the third set for a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-2 win. Del Potro will face David Goffin, who upset Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Cincinnati quarterfinals for the first time in three tries. On the women's side, No. 1 Simona Halep beat Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. Halep has faced the most challenges from the rain, with one match suspended overnight Wednesday in the third set and then her third-round match held over for a day as well. Barty, who lost to Halep in last week's Rogers Cup semifinals in Montreal, committed 32 unforced errors to Halep's 17. Halep is seeking her first Cincinnati championship after losing in the finals last year and 2015. ___ AP freelance writer Mark Schmetzer in Cincinnati contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Public transport emergency

Just observe any major road or transport terminal in Metro Manila during rush hour and you’ll find many people waiting, often for hours, just to get a ride not knowing when they can find a place on a bus or jeepney. It’s a cruel reality for most commuters. Any government that cares for its citizens [...] The post Public transport emergency appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Siklab sparks athletes fire with cash bonuses

There's a lot more waiting for Filipino athletes who perform well in the 18th Asian Games. For starters, a gold medalist will be P5 million richer. The Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundatio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

NCAA: San Beda looking to put speed bumps on streaking Lyceum for Tuesday tussle

It's the rematch everybody has been waiting for.  For the first time since that fateful champion-sealing victory by San Beda over Lyceum Nov. 16 last year, the Red Lions and Pirates will be facing each other on Tuesday. Since then, Lyceum had taken revenge in the PCCL championship game last February, but, it's still different if they had won in the NCAA. Still undefeated in the regular season since the start of Season 93, Lyceum is riding on a 25-game winning streak, and San Beda looks to do the improbable once again. What has changed since then? "They're more experienced right now. They already know, last year they already knew the system of Coach Topex. Right now they're just fluid, the system. They gained more experience in the D-League, they won a championship," San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez said after the game. Despite an 18-0 regular season, the team from Intramuros laid an egg in the Finals, as the Red Lions relied on the heroics of Robert Bolick and Finals MVP Donald Tankoua. The 21-time champions know it's a lot more different right now, but they hope to rely on that formula they used to topple their opponents.  "We found a way to beat them last year, so we'll try to find a way to beat them this year. It will be a difficult one, but we'll watch and we'll prepare for next game." Fernandez added that the depth of last year's runner-ups and their top-notch defense have gotten them an immaculate 7-0 record this season. Although the tactician is not guaranteeing anything with the results of the game, Fernandez uttered a promise that will leave viewers wanting for more. "It will be an exciting one, we'll just have to be ready. We have much respect for Lyceum, with coach Topex and his coaching staff. We just have to really prepare really well for them."  "Hopefully we can give them a really good fight, a good game, so that people may watch it and appreciate it. We're hoping in the end that San Beda end up on top. Hopefully, we'll find a way."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

LOOK: Iya Villania works out while waiting for contractions

Fitness enthusiast and actress Iya Villania is currently on her 38th week (about 8.7 months) of pregnancy. While waiting for her contractions to start, the TV celebrity chose to spend her time working out. "Week 38, Day 2. Had an ultrasound today and came from the OB to check on things and everything seems to be good. Head down, no cord coil and good heartbeat. Thank you, Lord!" wrote Villania in one of her Instagram Stories she shared last Tuesday, Aug. 14. She and her husband, Drew Arellano, were just waiting for their second child, Leon's, delivery. "My placenta is Grade III, indicating [its] maturity and the maturity of Leon's lungs meaning he's good to go and that we're simply j...Keep on reading: LOOK: Iya Villania works out while waiting for contractions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

What James has learned from his uphill climb to the top

  There was a lot of noise when we met James Reid for this one-on-one "quickie." Yup, you read that right---we were both in a rush to finish our chat at the recent "Miss Granny" sortie, because there was a long queue of well-wishers just "waiting in the wings" for their chance to chit-chat with Viva Films' dashing 25-year-old heartthrob. Despite the show biz frenzy crazily unfolding around us, James was far from distracted. He was unusually sharp, focused, appreciative of the blessings that are coming his way, and introspective about the issues we raised during our Q&A. Talking to a "more expressive," no-holds-barred James has allowed us to see him in a disarming ne...Keep on reading: What James has learned from his uphill climb to the top.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Dubai International Airport – Manila Picture

At Dubai International Airport from about 8 pm, Thursday, May 27, 2010 to about 3 am, Friday, May 28, 2010. Arrived from John F. Kennedy International Airport and waiting to go to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Emirates Airline flights. Uploaded with flickery. Image published by abhinavkgautam on 2010-05-30 08:15:18 and used under Creative… link: Dubai International Airport – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

The 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival winners

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE • Best Film — Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) The post The 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival winners appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Victory for Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon

A DRAMA about the simple and settled life of an elderly couple that is altered when the old woman’s ex-husband seeks her help, Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) bagged five awards including Best Film and the NETPAC Award for full-length feature at the 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival on Sunday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The post Victory for Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store

Gamers and "Fortnite" fans are getting notifications from Google Play that the game is not available on the Play Store. The launch of beta access for "Fortnite's" Android version had fans excited to finally play the game on their Android devices. However, the title was initially limited to Samsung devices and will be rolled out gradually to other brands. Beta access required gamers to register on a waiting list where they would get an email with instructions on how to play. Gamers would later discover that looking up "Fortnite Battle Royale" on Google Play returned a specified message that the game was not available on the platform, as first reported by 9to5Google. One g...Keep on reading: Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Health problems trap Australian professor in NAIA

An 84-year-old Australian professor who was denied entry into the Philippines upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is currently staying at the airport’s “exclusion room” while waiting for authorities to clear him for travel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Cullinan debuts in Singapore

The most awaited luxury SUV has reached Asia. The Rolls Royce Cullinan was launched in an extravagant affair in Singapore. The new Cullinan is the most sought after crossover by the bespoke community that has been waiting for the Rolls Royce of SUV. Named after the largest diamond ever to be discovered, which now resides […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Thoughts on commuting again when ride-sharing gets annoying

A few weeks ago, I went to a work event in Mandaluyong and by the time it ended, it was already rush hour. I tried booking a Grab going home but after five tries, I just decided to ride a bus instead of waiting out the traffic. Despite the fact that my laptop was heavy to lug around in a crowded vehicle, it actually felt great to commute from a far distance again---and pay a fare that's less than P100. Back when ride-sharing apps didn't exist yet, I was very patient with commuting. I don't just mean within Makati, which is where I live. I would brave the heat, rain, traffic jams, and crowds just to get to various locations in Pasig, Quezon City, and Manila. This lasted until I sta...Keep on reading: Thoughts on commuting again when ride-sharing gets annoying.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Guiao reserves slot for Clarkson in Asian Games Final 12

The Philippine national basketball team is set to announce its final 12-man lineup late Friday evening but head coach Yeng Guiao said he's still waiting for the confirmation for Jordan Clarkson's inclusion. Clarkson, who is born to a Filipino mother, plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and will need clearances from the NBA, his club, and an accreditation from the Olympic Council of Asia to allow him to play in the Asian Games in Jakarta. READ:Guiao awaits word on Clarkson's inclusion in Asian Games roster "We're still waiting on the situation of Clarkson, I don't know if you guys have word of it but right now I still don't have the confirmation," said Guiao in Filipino Friday ...Keep on reading: Guiao reserves slot for Clarkson in Asian Games Final 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

NFL preseason games see players demonstrate during anthem

By The Associated Press Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder. Jenkins had stopped his demonstration last December. Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the anthem and walked toward the bench while it played. It appeared all the Steelers stood. "Everybody is waiting for what the league is going to do," Jenkins said. "We won't let it stop what we stand for. I was very encouraged last year with the direction and that obviously took a different turn. "I think it's important to utilize the platform as we can because for whatever reason, we have framed this demonstration in a negative light, and often players have to defend why we feel the need to fight for everyday Americans, and in actuality we're doing the right thing." At Miami, Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson and defensive end Robert Quinn protested during the anthem. Stills and Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Quinn stood and raised his right fist. There were no apparent protests by the Buccaneers. Stills kneeled during the anthem during the 2016-17 seasons and has been vocal discussing social injustice issues that inspired the protest movement by NFL players. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a leader of the movement, tweeted support for Stills and Wilson. "My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee," the tweet said. "Albert Wilson joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!" And in Seattle, three Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team's locker room prior to the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately after it concluded. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season. In Jacksonville, four Jaguars remained in the locker room during the national anthem, and team officials said it would be up to the players to explain why they weren't on the field. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith, and running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon joined teammates on the sideline after the anthem. "As a man, I got certain beliefs," said Smith, who wore "Salute the Service" cleats. "You know what I mean? This is not going to become a distraction, and Jacksonville's not going to become a distraction for this team. I got beliefs. I did what I did. I don't know if it's going to be every week, can't answer if it's going to be every week. "But as a man I've got to stand for something. I love my team, I'm dedicated to my teammates, and that's what we're talking about. I did what I did. It was love. I hope people see it and respect it. I respect views." At Baltimore, both teams stood, but while most of the Ravens lined up shoulder to shoulder on the sideline, second-year linebacker Tim Williams stood alone in front of the bench with his back toward the field. All of the players on each team at New England appeared to stand for the national anthem, some bowing their heads and others placing their hands on their hearts. The Patriots observed a moment of silence beforehand for Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer Michael Chesna, who was killed last month in the line of duty. The league and the players' union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played, or remain in the locker room. "The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email. "While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem. "Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL's policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room. "We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok island as quake death toll jumps to 319

The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatized survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday leveled tens of thousands of homes, mosques, and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach survivors in some of the worst-hit areas four days later. "Our latest update is that 319 people died," said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing and complicated by aftershocks. Around 1,400 people were seriously injured ...Keep on reading: Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok island as quake death toll jumps to 319.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in End Endo bill

August 8, 2018. Sen. Bam Aquino’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal to give financial assistance to workers hired by subcontracting companies who are waiting for their next project was incorporated in Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018. Under the Transition Support Program, Sen. Bam’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal… Source link link: Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in 'End Endo' bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018