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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

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:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Suspense grips Trillanes camp as he awaits court ruling on arrest

Staff and supporters of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV were gripped by suspense as they await the decision of the court on the non-bailable coup d'tat case against him. The Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 has reportedly come up with a decision but as of this posting, Trillanes' camp is still waiting for the formal communication from the court. While waiting for the decision, Trillanes could be seen inside his office with his lawyer, Rey Robles, and some officers of Magdalo based on a photo released to the media by his office. The coup d'tat case against the senator, in connection with his role in previous uprisings, has been revived after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked h...Keep on reading: Suspense grips Trillanes camp as he awaits court ruling on arrest.....»»

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Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty

A 30-year-old detainee at the Taguig City Police Station died on Saturday after he reportedly had trouble breathing in a cell built for just 50 inmates that was holding almost 300 people. Chief Insp. Ramon Christian Laygo, head of the Taguig City police investigation section, said he was waiting for the autopsy results to determine what killed Isidro Obquia Jr., who was rushed to Taguig Pateros District Hospital after he complained of shortness of breath at 3:40 a.m. Dead in less than a week Obquia was declared dead 20 minutes later. He was arrested on Oct. 15, on charges of physical injuries. "There was a medical examination before he was brought into the detention cell, and...Keep on reading: Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty.....»»

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Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told NBA.com. “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Panning for a glitter of hope

Gold panning is a traditional source of livelihood in indigenous communities in Norther Luzon. After the planting season, while waiting for their crops to be harvested, they line up along the river bank to try their luck for the gold carried by the river current down from the mountains......»»

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Walker leads Hornets to rout over Magic

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Ancajas starts training for Rungvisai title fight

      MANILA, Philippines – Jerwin Ancajas won’t stay idle while waiting for the go signal of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s camp. The International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion will start preparations for a potential unification title collision with his World Boxing Council counterpart on Monday, October 22. Joven Jimenez, Ancajas' trainer/manager, said the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

LOOK: Monster dunks – and more – in LeBron s Lakers debut

MANILA, Philippines – It's the moment all Lakers fans have been waiting for.  LeBron James finally dons the purple and gold in the regular season, but unfortunately in losing fashion as the Los Angeles Lakers failed to quell the hot hands of Damian Lillard and Nik Strauskas of the Portland ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

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While waiting for travelers to stop and buy her purple corn, purple dragon fruit and yellow bananas,  the vendor tends to  her baby inside the hammock behind her. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Training camp abroad up for grabs in Collegiate Grand Slam

A one-week training camp abroad will be up for grabs for the six teams competing in the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam slate to open shop on November 3. PSL president doctor Ian Laurel formally announced the incentive waiting for the tournament winner.          “These teams are preparing for their big tournaments so we will give incentives for their training camp, most likely it will be in Thailand for seven to ten days and this will be awarded to the winner,” said Laurel on Thursday during the combined PSL All-Filipino and Collegiate Grand Slam press conference held at Club Filipino in San Juan.  “Magandang labanan ito pagdating dito sa incentive na ‘to,” he added. Vying for the title and a chance for an all-expense paid international camp are University of the Philippines, University of the East, University of Sto. Tomas, Far Eastern University and provincial teams Colegio San Agustin-Binan and De La Salle University-Dasmrinas. The Lady Maroons, who are fresh from winning the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference that ended their 36-year title drought, are considered as one of the teams to beat.     Tots Carlos will make her return after recovering from a stress fracture on her right shin but UP will miss the services of Isa Molde, who is taking a break after playing in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament last month. “My team is composed of half very young rookies and veteran members so this tournament will help my team get exposure,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu. “I believe that my team will learn again how to deal with their losses and wins in every game. So to me it’s a process of growth to my team, especially the young players coming in.” The tournament will be played in a single-round robin elimination round. The top two teams will faceoff in a winner-take-all match for the title while the No. 3 and No. 4 squads will dispute the bronze medal.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

HiDok app aims to end waiting time at clinics

DAVAO CITY -- Patients waiting in line, sometimes for hours, outside a doctor’s clinic is a common sight in the Philippines, either in public or private medical facilities. The post HiDok app aims to end waiting time at clinics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Stocks, peso bounce back as inflation fears ease

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended in positive territory yesterday, but volume was too low indicating that market investors are still risk averse and still waiting for inflation to stabilize......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Army command turnover delayed as Duterte went to Comelec for Bong Go

MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte accompanied his former aide Bong Go in filing his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections in Manila, another ceremony was waiting for his presence—the turnover of command for the new chief of the Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. The Army ceremony on Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Supporters wait for Bong Go at Comelec, JV to file CoC

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Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Malaysian leader in waiting Anwar in triumphant return to parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's leader in waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament as a lawmaker on Monday, October 15, and vowed to give former nemesis Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad space to get on with running the country. MPs applauded as Anwar took the oath of office following his weekend local ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

She’s over him–but doesn’t have the heart to tell him

Dear Emily,   I am an only daughter with three brothers, and it was very traumatic for my family when I got pregnant in high school by a boy from a poor family. They lamented that I threw away my future. I was sent to relatives in the north to give birth.   While waiting for my due date, my strict aunts made me learn a trade "for my own good." This, they said, would give me financial independence later on. I turned that little trade into my little business after a few years.   After so much hard work as a single mother, my daughter went on to become a lawyer. Life's been good.   The child I bore when I was still in high school looks just like m...Keep on reading: She’s over him–but doesn’t have the heart to tell him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Banking in the digital era

Frequently and for some time now, Jomar deals with banks and as a millennial, there are some things there that he finds outdated, which he calls “jurassic technology,” such as getting a laminated number from the guards and waiting for your number to be called in the queue. Luckily, the majority of these financial institutions […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

CCPO still waiting for Crame& apos;s report about slain cop& apos;s background - INQUIRER.net

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Travel guide: Discovering Angeles City through heritage and culinary walking tour

Little did we know that just around two hours away from Manila, a hidden gem in Pampanga is waiting to be discovered......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018