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Gun-toting cop-brods axed

Three police officers who are brothers have been relieved as they face charges of grave threat and gun ban violation for allegedly threatening a family over a traffic altercation in Caloocan City last Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 1st, 2018

Gun-toting cop-brods axed

Three police officers who are brothers have been relieved as they face charges of grave threat and gun ban violation for allegedly threatening a family over a traffic altercation in Caloocan City last Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

US Navy exec axed for paid sex in the Philippines

The commander of a United States Navy submarine was relieved from his post in August following his admission of hiring female prostitutes while the vessel was docked in the Philippines early last year, according to a report published in a Washington state newspaper on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

‘Mary Poppins’ flies again in dazzling combo of live action and animation

  Author PL Travers' disdain for fantasy and animation is a little befuddling in the thoughtfully realized period drama "Saving Mr. Banks," the 2013 film that shows a deceptively jocular Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) patiently pursuing Travers (Emma Thompson) for the film rights of "Mary Poppins."   It makes you wonder what Travers meant when she tells the animator-turned-mogul in one scene that the titular character of her eight-book series "is the enemy of sentiment and whimsy," explaining in part why she found the novel's big-screen iteration not to her liking.   In fact, while she agreed to the casting of the sublime Julie Andrews as the umbrella-toting na...Keep on reading: ‘Mary Poppins’ flies again in dazzling combo of live action and animation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Albay town police chief axed over party-list lawmaker’s slay

The police chief of Daraga town in Albay was sacked yesterday following the killing of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his bodyguard......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Man, 77, kills, torches brods

A 77-year-old retired engineer was arrested Friday night for allegedly killing his two younger brothers and setting their bodies on fire over a property dispute in Barangay Concepcion Uno, Marikina City, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Paul Pogba deletes cryptic post after Jose Mourinho axed | Inquirer Sports

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday. The post Caption this: Paul Pogb.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

‘Caption this’: Paul Pogba deletes cryptic post after Jose Mourinho axed

https://twitter.com/Footballogue/status/1074976212961890305 Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday. Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday after United's worst start in 28 years left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points. The volatile Mourinho's exit was in part triggered by the breakdown of his relationship with France midfielder Pogba, who did not even make an appearance as a substitute for Sunday's dismal 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. Pogba took to Instagram just moments after news of Mourinho's sacking broke, posting a picture of hims...Keep on reading: ‘Caption this’: Paul Pogba deletes cryptic post after Jose Mourinho axed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

All hands on deck

  Fines were slapped and suspensions didn't come, and Alaska will continue to square off with a full force Magnolia side when they break a 2-2 tie in their PBA Governors' Cup title series on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.   Magnolia guard Mark Barroca escaped with a P50,000 fine for hitting Alaska's Chris Banchero in the groin late in Game 4, while Alaska coach Alex Compton was slapped a P20,000 penalty for postgame statements the league called "detrimental."   And with no one axed for even a game, both squads will have all hands on deck for the crucial tiff slated at 7 p.m.   Compton had said after Wednesday's physical game that he c...Keep on reading: All hands on deck.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

With lesson learned, Castro excited to lead PH again

Jayson Castro's back wearing the Philippine colors in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers a changed man after serving his three-game suspension that left him out of crucial games the team played in. The Philippines went 1-2 during Castro's absence and this led to Gilas Pilipinas going into a third-place tie with Japan toting similar 5-4 records. Castro said he's learned his lesson after he got involved in the brawl between Gilas and Australia when the two teams first met in the first round of the competition. The Philippines lost that game 89-53 after the team got dwindled down to three men---June Mar Fajardo, Baser Amer, and Gabe Norwood---and Amer was the last one to remai...Keep on reading: With lesson learned, Castro excited to lead PH again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Las Piñas police chief, 36 anti-drug cops axed

The chief of the Las Piñas City police was relieved from his post yesterday after some of his men were accused of extortion and kidnapping......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Las Piñas police chief, 36 anti-drug cops axed

The chief of the Las Piñas City police was relieved from his post yesterday after some of his men were accused of extortion and kidnapping......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Task Force Infra revamped, opposition councilor axed

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III reorganized a task force handling various infrastructure projects by ousting an opposition councilor as co-chairman. The reorganization took effect after Espinosa issued on October 30, 2018 an executive order streamlining Task Force Infra and removing Councilor Ely Estante Jr. as co-chair. The mayor said that the […] The post Task Force Infra revamped, opposition councilor axed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Persistent Popovich, Spurs negate coaching-change ways in NBA

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The first coach in the Gregg Popovich era to get axed was Brian Winters on Jan. 24, 1997. He lost 100 games faster than anyone in history, a byproduct of overseeing the Vancouver Grizzlies in their expansion season (1995-96) and into 43 games of ’96-97. The most recent to lose his job was Tyronn Lue on Oct. 28, 2018 after Cleveland’s 0-6 start. This was more of a head scratcher as he’s the only coach to win a title with the Cavs. Perhaps his biggest crime was failing to give LeBron James the wrong directions to Cleveland Hopkins Airport last summer. In that span, 245 NBA coaching changes were made in Popovich’s time in San Antonio. Some of them have been understandable, others questionable, in all a spinning wheel that managed to eject all from the first seat on the bench … except one. In the wake of yet another coaching switch, it’s fair to wonder: how and when will it end for Popovich in San Antonio? He’s closer to the finish line than the starting line, but the finish line keeps moving. Any notion of Popovich vanishing once Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili left the organization died when training camp began. Any thought of Popovich turning sour from the organization’s lethal relationship last year with Kawhi Leonard was dismissed when Popovich enthusiastically prepared himself for his 23rd NBA season. And all ideas of Popovich permanently drifting to one of San Antonio’s relaxing 18-hole courses as he approaches his seventh decade on the planet should be shattered with a Big Bertha driver. “I don’t golf,” he said. “What a waste of time. I’d rather read a book. You could be doing a lot of other things.” Like, keep coaching. “I still enjoy this,” he said, before deadpanning, “but I don’t know how to do anything else.” He has survived this long because he wins. With 1,201 victories and counting, he’s climbing toward Don Nelson’s career record of 1,335. With a straight face, Popovich says “my ass would’ve been gone a long time ago” if not for great success that he constantly credits to Duncan, among others. But there’s another factor in play that keeps Popovich in control of his destiny and fate. He has rarely, if ever, had to answer to anyone in the Spurs’ organization, now controlled by Julianna Holt, who keeps away from the basketball operation. Almost from the jump, Popovich ruled the empire, and that has separated him from others who’ve won just as many, or more, than his five championships. It’s a unique setup enjoyed by almost no one in professional sports, which are often controlled by owners who act on a whim. Phil Jackson (11 titles) left two organizations, including the Los Angeles Lakers twice, not totally on his own. Pat Riley had a prickly departure from the Lakers after winning four of his five career titles there. In both cases, the lines were clearly drawn: neither Jackson nor Riley, despite steering their teams to historical runs, carried the strongest voice in the building. Neither had tenure or were immune from the type of sports diseases that can fracture even dynasties and shove great coaches out the door. When he greased the “Showtime” era in Los Angeles, Riley had the biggest coaching profile since Red Auerbach and his signature victory cigars. Riley was charismatic, cool and changed the coaching culture. But inside was a gym rat and a clipboard scribbler. He released the leash on the fast break and made the Lakers intoxicating. He smooth-talked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into taking a reduced role as age began to weather the Hall of Famer. However, the core Lakers eventually grew weary of Riley’s techniques and motivational tricks. When the Lakers were upset by the Phoenix Suns in the 1990 Western Conference semifinals, Riley heard the increased volume and split. Jackson’s relationship with Bulls GM Jerry Krause showed decay early in the Bulls’ run for a sixth and final championship in 1997-98. Theirs was a clash of egos and ideas. That, and a demand by Jackson for more money, led to a Bulls breakup. In the early 2000s, Jackson restored the Lakers’ franchise as they became the biggest rival for Popovich’s Spurs in that decade. But the chore of coaxing two high-maintenance young stars, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, beat up Jackson and lead to his first LA exit. His second stint with the Lakers ended mainly over money, among other issues. That’s all foreign to Popovich, who had the benefit of taking over a team with David Robinson, the gentlemanly All-Star who gave no gruff. And then, blessed by the basketball gods, Popovich landed Duncan, the most no-frills superstar the game has ever seen. Duncan set the tone in the locker room for professionalism, conduct and work ethic. Everyone followed, something that’s lasted for almost two decades, all while making Popovich’s life easier (for which Popovich is forever grateful). Duncan also drastically changed the lives of two men. When Popovich stepped down from his GM role on Dec. 10, 1996 – taking the coaching job from Bob Hill after a 3-15 start -- he went 17-47. That is his only losing season to date, and the Spurs fell into the Draft lottery. There were whispers at the time -- blasphemy nowadays -- that he might not see another season in San Antonio. In 1997, the Boston Celtics had better odds of winning Draft lottery and its grand prize: a bank-shot-shooting center from Wake Forest (via the Virgin Islands) who could transform a franchise. Had the Celtics gotten the No. 1 pick, perhaps Rick Pitino would still be coaching in the NBA instead of lobbying for a return. As much as Popovich heaps praise on Duncan, there’s no denying Popovich’s role in 21 straight years of playoff trips and his own coaching immortality. The way he runs an organization envied by many, helps find talent with low Draft picks (Ginobili was taken 57th overall; Parker at No. 28), generates respect from players and rivals (LeBron James, among others) and is a San Antonio landmark (along with the Alamo) is no accident. If Popovich can’t control his fate, then no one in his profession ever will. Besides, under what circumstances would Popovich be forced out? Even if it’s his call, how will this end? He turns 70 in January, although the only time he ages is when a referee’s whistle doesn’t blow his way. He survived Leonard, the only documented sign of rebellion by a Spurs’ star. And the Spurs, despite losing Dejounte Murray for the season to a knee injury, might keep their playoff streak alive with DeMar DeRozan blending well with new teammates. “It’s San Antonio, OK? The faces have changed but the standards are the same and the way do things are the same,” Popovich said. “We’re going to expect the guys to do their jobs on and off the court. None of that’s going to change. The way we want to approach the game and have the respect for the game is all the same, just with different people.” Asked about the Murray injury and other non-Spurs-like issues, he adds: “Maybe we deserve a little bad luck. We got to draft Tim Duncan 20 years ago. So, a little misfortune. We deserve it.” Coaching changes since Dec. 1996 Gregg Popovich was named coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 10, 1996. Since then, there have been 245 coaching changes league-wide. Here's a look at how many changes each team has gone through in the Popovich era. In two years, Popovich assumes control of the US Olympic basketball team. That could satisfy his urge to coach without the 82-game grind and free up time to pursue other stuff. But who knows? “Being a wine consultant going from vineyard to vineyard, or a restaurant critic going from restaurant to restaurant, that would be more fun, for sure,” Popovich said. The 1996-97 season was bloody for the profession. Seven teams, including the Spurs, changed coaches in season. The Washington Bullets (now Wizards) had three coaches that season. And, in fact, Bernie Bickerstaff held two jobs that season, resigning as Denver’s coach in November and was later hired by Washington in February. Cotton Fitzsimmons lasted eight games with the Phoenix Suns. Only one new coach that season lasted more than two decades. Since Popovich’s debut, the Utah Jazz have had the fewest coaching changes (two), while the Grizzlies and Wizards have been on the other extreme (13 each). The Dallas Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle and the Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra own the longest tenure after Popovich (10 years each). We’ll never see another like him in our lifetime. He’s a coach who gets results on the court, respect in the locker room and no orders from above. Good luck finding another combination like that. The 245 coaching changes are not a number Popovich particularly likes (because he sticks up for the profession) and it’s not a number that he’ll add to anytime soon -- if he has any say. Which he does. “I’m a simple untalented man,” he said. “This is all I can do. I’d better stick with it.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 31st, 2018

Johnny Depp axed as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ franchise, says writer

  Actor Johnny Depp has been axed as Captain Jack Sparrow, one of his most beloved roles, in the "Pirates of the Carribean" franchise. "I think he's had a great run," the movie's writer Stuart Beattie was quoted in a Daily Mail report released Thursday. "Obviously, he's made that character his own and it's become the character he's most famous for now," Beattie was quoted in the report. "And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it's been great for him, it's been great for us, so I'm just very, very happy about it." Beattie added that Depp's role as Sparrow "will be his legacy." "It's the only character he's played five times, it's the charact...Keep on reading: Johnny Depp axed as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ franchise, says writer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Cop axed for hitting neighbor in traffic row

A policeman from Quezon City was relieved from his post after he allegedly assaulted his neighbor over a traffic altercation on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Four Filipino police officers fired over illegal drugs

MANILA: Four senior officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP), led by a colonel, have been axed for their alleged involvement in the recycling of huge amounts of the illegal drug shabu (crys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Prelude to Bangkaw sa Mindanao

Upsilonians are well-knit fraternity brods, you enjoy seeing them having what seems to be high points in their lives, at reunions and birthday bashes, and just having fun and games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

CITY COLLEGE HEAD AXED

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III has temporarily relieved Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) administrator Maria Mathilde Treñas-Octavio pending the investigation on the alleged anomalies at the school. The relief took effect on Sept 12, 2018 following the executive order issued by the mayor on Sept 11. Octavio was likewise relieved as administrator of the Technical Institute […] The post CITY COLLEGE HEAD AXED appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Palace brushes off criticism Duterte should ve axed NFA chief, not allowed to resign

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte could not dismiss Aquino if he offered to step down from his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

9 police officers axed for failing to respond to Cebu town mayor’s killing

RONDA, Cebu --- The director of the Central Visayas police ordered the immediate relief of the commander and all police officers, who were on duty at the Ronda Police Station when Mayor Mariano Blanco was killed inside the municipal hall past 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said Senior Insp. Jay Soto Palcon and at least eight of the latter's personnel shall relinquish their posts in Ronda and report to the Cebu Provincial Police Office starting Thursday. "I have to relieve the chief of police of Ronda and all those on duty that night following allegations that they did not respond accordingly," he sai...Keep on reading: 9 police officers axed for failing to respond to Cebu town mayor’s killing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018