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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 17th, 2018

Globe Telecom legal team furnishes Taguig SPED classroom, conducts teacher training on cyber wellness

As part of Globe Telecom's employee volunteerism program, the company's Corporate and Legal Services Group has furnished a Special Education (SPED) classroom for EM's Signal Village Elementary School (ESVES) in Taguig City as well as held a teacher training workshop on cyber wellness. "We wanted to extend our assistance outside the walls of our office and serve our immediate local community which is Taguig. When we visited ESVES, we realized that while the school is well-supported by the local government, it can use a bit more help on SPED," said Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel. He added: "We also wanted to conduct the digital citizenship talks because we felt responsible ...Keep on reading: Globe Telecom legal team furnishes Taguig SPED classroom, conducts teacher training on cyber wellness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

In Focus: The Katipunan Camaraderie Wins At The UP-Ateneo UAAP Finals

Trash talks aside, this season was all about the heart of both teams......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Lakers Walton sounds off on officiating after loss

NBA.com staff report Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton was obviously unhappy after his team's 143-142 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Part of the frustration came in seeing his team fight back to force overtime and build -- and then lose -- a 142-136 lead in the extra frame. Another part of his frustration came from his view of the officiating in last night's game, and, it seems, the season at large. Before the start of this season, the Points of Education disseminated to all teams promised to focus on three key areas: freedom of movement on the perimeter and in the post, respect for the game and traveling. The Lakers and Walton were frustrated during and after night's game over what they thought were a lack of calls in some of those regards. Once the game was over, Walton opened his news conference with a lengthy comment about the officiating. In last night's loss, the Spurs attempted 38 free throws (making 28) to the Lakers 26 free-throw attempts (and 18 makes). 🎥 Luke Walton talks about the team's fight to come back and force overtime, and the impact of Johnathan Williams in his NBA debut pic.twitter.com/sWBR3fbbe6 — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 23, 2018 "Let me start here. ... I wasn't going to say anything. I was going to save my money, but I just can't anymore," Walton said. "It's [74] points in the paint [by the Lakers] to 50, [and yet] again they outshoot us from the free-throw line -- 38 free throws. Watch the play where I got a technical foul. Watch what happened to LeBron James' arm. It's the same thing that James Harden and Chris Paul [drew fouls on and] shot 30 free throws on us the night before. ... We are scoring 70 points a night. In the paint. "Watch how Josh Hart plays this game. He played 40 minutes tonight. All he does is attack the rim. Zero free throws tonight. Zero. So to me, it doesn't matter. I know they're young, I get that. But if we are going to play a certain way, let's not reward people for flopping 30 feet from the hole on plays that have nothing to do with that possession. They're just flopping just to see if they get a foul call. And then not reward players that are physically going to the basket and getting hit. It's not right." The Lakers are the No. 2 team in the league scoring in the paint, averaging 71.3 ppg (trailing only the New Orleans Pelicans' mark of 76 ppg). After last night's loss, the Lakers rank 20th in free throw attempts (71) and 21st in free throws made (53). Additionally, the Lakers are 24th in total drives this season (110) and 23rd in free throw attempts (six) and free throws made (six) off drives. In 2017-18, the Lakers finished eighth in total free throw attempts and 16th in free throws made while ranking in the top 20 in total drives, free throw attempts and free throws made off drives. Lakers star LeBron James sparked the L.A. comeback and early OT lead with 32 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds. He said he knows there is an adjustment period ahead for the Lakers -- both in learning the new points of education and in getting in L.A. its first win of 2018-19. 🎥 LeBron James details the back-and-forth game against the Spurs. pic.twitter.com/YC1Pft1tsu — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 23, 2018 "It's just hard with the new rule changes. You literally can't touch anybody -- well, you can, you can touch somebody defensively," James said. "You just can't. There's nothing [you can do]. We don't know. We're trying to figure it out. But every time we're on the defensive end, especially in the third quarter, we just kept putting them to the free throw line. But we got to try to figure that out because it's just giving teams too many easy opportunities to just go up there and knock down free throws." As for the Lakers' winless start to the season, James is taking a long view with his first season in Los Angeles. “I know what I got myself into,” James said. “It’s a process. I get it. We’ll be fine. I didn’t come here thinking we were going to be blazing storms right out the gate. It’s a process and I understand that. It’s frustrating not to get the win, but I’ve showered and I’m good now. "We're going to continue to get better. We're going to continue to get better. I like the direction we're going in. Obviously, it's not resulting in the wins right now but it's such a long process.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Serena Williams talks motherhood, insecurities at conference

PHILADELPHIA --- Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I always have these insecurities that I'm not good enough as a mom. We all go through these different emotions that we all don't feel comfortable talking about. But I think we should." The Philly Voicereportsshe also spoke about the disparity in health outcomes between black and white mothers and her status as an inspiration for working moms. She wrapped up by saying she wants her one-yea...Keep on reading: Serena Williams talks motherhood, insecurities at conference.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

In Focus: Nadine Lustre s Stylist Talks About Her ABS-CBN Ball Look

"I want her in something that only she can pull off.".....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Former Brazil great Ronaldo takes over Spanish club

By TALES AZZONI,  AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — Former Brazil great Ronaldo took over Monday as the majority stakeholder in recently promoted Spanish club Valladolid, saying he is bringing his soccer expertise to help the team succeed. Ronaldo now owns 51 percent of the shares of the club. He will preside over the board of directors while Carlos Suarez will remain club president, a job he held before Ronaldo's arrival. "I'm really excited," Ronaldo said at Valladolid's city hall. "My entire life has been about football and this is another great challenge for me, a very big one." The former Brazil striker said "transparency" and "competitiveness" will be part of the basis of his management. Financial details were not immediately available, but local media said the operation was worth about 30 million euros ($35 million). "I'll try to put all my soccer knowledge at the players' disposal and will try to manage the club efficiently," he said. "I want the club and the city to grow." Valladolid, which is based in a city of about 300,000 people, is playing in Spain's top division for the 41st time in its 90-year history. It last played in the top league in 2013-14. Suarez said the deal with Ronaldo will "put Valladolid on the map." "This is an important step for the growth of the club," the club president said. Ronaldo, who played at Barcelona and Real Madrid during his career, won World Cups with Brazil in 1994 and 2002. He became a successful businessman after retiring, owning companies and managing players. He said he will be fully committed to his new project. "What do you think? That I'll buy a club and then go on vacation?" Ronaldo said. "There's a lot of work to do, you have to stay close. I'll be as committed as possible, but there is a management team in place and I'm very happy with it." He said there's a lot to handle after "hasty" negotiations to finalize the club's take over. Ronaldo and the club were in talks during the offseason and the agreement reportedly wasn't completed until last week. "Little by little we will plan everything so this club can aspire to great things and grow as much as possible," he said. "This city and this club have a lot of potential." Valladolid opened with a 0-0 draw at Girona, lost to defending champion Barcelona 1-0 and drew 0-0 at Getafe. It's next game is against Alaves. "From now on we will focus on planning for the future, prioritizing the team," Ronaldo said. "It's crucial that we keep gaining points so we can remain in the top.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

No face-to-face meetings at Yemen peace talks

ADEN, Yemen – Yemen's warring parties will not meet face-to-face at UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva this week which will likely focus on a prisoner exchange deal, government officials said Sunday, September 2. The United Nations has invited Yemen's government and the Iran-backed Huthi rebels to Geneva for talks which open ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Philippines, U.S. to start free trade talks in September

MANILA — The Philippines will begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with the United States in September, its ambassador to Washington said on Thursday, in a bid to expand market access for its agricultural products. Jose Manuel Romualdez told reporters the first round of talks will be held in Washington and would likely focus on labour, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

For Mayor Sara, Peace 911 instead of localized peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 July) — Mayor Sara Duterte will focus on extending development programs in insurgency-affected areas of the city than pursue localized peace talks with the communist guerillas as she proposed last year. “We have already tried it and we have learned that it would be better if we deliver development initiatives […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Catholic faith responses to political crisis

  MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Church has always played a key role in historic junctures in our national life – like the bloodless 1986 People Power revolution. History teacher Leloy Cladio talks to De La Salle University president Br Armin Luistro and Jesuit theology professor Fr Albert Alejo about Church response ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

US, NoKor to Discuss ‘New Relations,’ Denuclearization

The upcoming US-North Korean talks will focus on the establishment of new relations between the countries, the creation of a peace system and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, the North Korean media reported Monday. “During the US-North Korean talks, a broad exchange of views will take place, during which the parties will discuss, in particular, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as officials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders' upcoming talks, expected to focus on the North's nuclear program. Seoul had been blasting propaganda messages and K-pop songs from border loudspeakers since the North's fourth nuclear test in early 2016. The North quickly matched the South's action with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South Korea leaflets across the border. South Korea turned off its broadcasts on Monday to ease military tensions and establish an environment for peaceful talks, Seoul'...Keep on reading: South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

In Focus: The Ever-Fierce Breastfeeding Advocate Marian Rivera On Her Commitment To Motherhood

"Sabi ko, hanggang sa magka-anak ako, kahit mag-flat pa yan, kahit lumaki, I don’t care!" says this WHIP......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Hamilton: Australian GP could be start of competitive season

By Justin Bergman, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One driver's title in three of the last four years, but the Mercedes driver said Thursday on the eve of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that he believes this year could be one of the most competitive yet in the sport. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who pushed the British driver hard last season, performed well in testing a few weeks ago in Spain, along with teammate Kimi Raikkonen. And Hamilton said F1 fans will "be surprised just how competitive" Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will be in Melbourne after putting a frustrating and inconsistent 2017 behind them. "There's a lot of hype around our team," Hamilton said. "I'm excited to see how we all fare up when we get to practice." For Mercedes, the hype at the start of each season is well-deserved: the team has dominated Formula One since 2014, winning four straight constructors' championships and 63 of 79 total races. But Ferrari demonstrated it could challenge Mercedes for a good portion of last season — Vettel actually led Hamilton through 12 races before the Mercedes driver took the lead for good at the Italian Grand Prix. Vettel said although he still believes Hamilton is the favorite to win the title again this year, his team has reason to be confident. "Our car is great . there's plenty to look forward to," he said. "Usually around this point, you don't know where the others are. That's why it's a bit pointless to come here and say you'll blow everyone away based on testing. I think we are in good shape. We could be in better shape, but it's always like that." Hamilton and Vettel have something else to vie for this year — a chance to pull even with former Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio for second place on the all-time championship list. Both drivers are tied with four titles, one short of Fangio's five. Michael Schumacher leads the list with seven titles. But for both Hamilton and Vettel, this statistic isn't top of mind. At least not at this early point of the season. "It's a long, long season," Hamilton said. "You don't really think about what could be, in the sense of matching others." And don't count out Red Bull. After a disastrous 2017 that saw the team struggle with engine problems and Ricciardo and Verstappen fail to finish 13 races combined, Red Bull is coming into the new season with hopes of challenging for victories again. "I think the car, compared to last year, definitely made good improvements," said the 20-year-old Verstappen, who finished last season strongly with two wins and a second-place finish in his last six races. "From my personal feeling, we have quite a strong car, but we have to wait and see how good our overall package is with the straights here (in Melbourne)." Ricciardo said anything will be better than last year's Australian GP, when he crashed in qualifying, started the race from pit lane due to a mechanical problem and then was forced to retire on the 28th lap. "Last year, we missed the anthem on the grid because I was in the garage trying to get the (car) going. I missed a lot of the Sunday build-up which was not fun," he said. "So, for sure this preparation is going to make more fun this weekend and we'll see where that fun takes us." It could take Red Bull all the way to the top of the podium — a result that couldn't come at a better time for Ricciardo, whose contract with the team expires at the end of 2018. "He's in a great place still with Red Bull," Hamilton said. "I think this year, he can really have a fighting chance to win the championship." Ricciardo, who's also facing a spirited challenge from his precocious teammate for the No. 1 position on Red Bull, said he's putting contract talks on hold to focus on starting the season strongly. "This is the year," he said. "Obviously, our prep's been good and I really, really hope Lewis is right and we will have a chance to fight for title and that will ultimately make me happy." Hamilton, though, isn't about to give an inch. He sounded a bit world-weary on Thursday, saying that after 12 seasons he's "not the most excited" about doing media conferences anymore, but he believes he still has as much passion for the sport as he did when he started out. "In my mind, I'm trying to break down new barriers, push the envelope," he said. "I'm seeing how far I can take the opportunity I have and obviously the ability I have to my full potential. I don't know what that is, and that's what I'm discovering.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Russia accuses West of enabling terrorists in Syria

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Russia on Friday accused western powers of enabling terrorists in Syria, after meeting with Iran and Turkey for a new round of talks to try and broker an end to the conflict there. The Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers had met in the Kazakh capital of Astana, and the focus of their [...] The post Russia accuses West of enabling terrorists in Syria appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Constitution 101 with Florin Hilbay

MANILA, Philippines – In this week's episode of Basagan Ng Trip, history teacher Leloy Claudio talks to Florin Hilbay, former Solicitor General and University of the Philippines College of Law professor. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the 1987 Constitution and what historic event shaped it? – Rappler.com MORE ON 'BASAGAN ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Kylie Padilla talks about motherhood after postpartum depression

Kylie Padilla has been documenting her journey through motherhood and revealed in an Instagram post that she has been enjoying it more than usual. She shared a picture of a children's storybook "The Rainbow Fish" and said that it was once her favorite book. "Only now that I am sharing it with Alas do I understand the meaning of the story... Share," she mused. "No matter how beautiful you are, it does not guarantee happiness." She treasures reading to her son: "Storytime has become so much more emotionally binding." The 25-year-old actress also detailed that she experienced postpartum depression:"At 6 months postpartum I am happy and confident to say that the mood swings and postp...Keep on reading: Kylie Padilla talks about motherhood after postpartum depression.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why political participation matters

MANILA, Philippines – In this week's episode of Basagan Ng Trip, history teacher Leloy Claudio talks about the importance of political participation, and why apathy is fast becoming the silent killer of democracy. MORE ON 'BASAGAN NG TRIP' On using the term 'Filipino' Is human rights relevant to Filipinos? Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars? What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Turkish President Erdogan to visit Pope Francis on February 5

VATICAN CITY –  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican next month for talks likely to focus on the controversial US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Turkish leader and head of the Roman Catholic Church both strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move announced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018