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ONCE in a while, you get a jolt when you meet someone who would make you consider something that you have ignored up to now, considering it as trivial or with low priority, but which happens to have a solid claim for the historical truth and is therefore asking not only for due attention but […] The post Just for the record appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 4th, 2018

MPBL: San Juan tightens grip on second spot in Northern Division

San Juan pulled off a crucial win over Paranaque, 87-77, last Wednesday to keep a hold of the second spot in the northern division of the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.   Meanwhile, Rizal stunned Imus, 85-73, to keep its flickering hopes for a playoff berth alive.   Despite playing without top gun John Wilson, the Knights showed a lot of firepower left on their arsenal as frontliners Larry Rodriguez and Larry Muyang did most of the damage.   Rodriguez, a PBA journeyman, finished with 18 points and seven rebounds while Muyang had a double-double effort of 11 points and 10 boards as the duo combined forces inside to terrorize the Patriots.   Former PBA champion Mac Cardona had another solid showing by producing 17 markers for the Knights, who picked up their 17th win in 21 games, the same record being held by the Manila Stars.   San Juan, which defeated Manila in the elimination round earlier, will move up to second spot by virtue of the win over the other rule. Only eight teams per division will advance to the quarterfinal round with the top four getting the home court advantage. All playoff matches will be played in a best-of-three affair, which will be paired according to their ranking.   Top teams in the north and south division will play the No. 8 seeds. No. 2 will face No. 7, No. 3 will square off with No. 6 and No. 4 will meet No. 5 in their respective divisions.   The champions in the north and the south will slug it out in a best-of-five series to determine the first ever MPBL National Champion......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News31 min. ago

Aussies try to cool record heatwave with free beer

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Temperatures in southern Australian neared 48 degrees on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer to help weather heatwave of historic proportions. The Bureau of Meteorology reported temperatures of 47.9 Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) north of Adelaide, while inside the city temperatures reached 46.2 Celsius, a fraction above a record that had stood since 1939. Adelaide residents are used to sweltering days during the southern hemisphere summer, but even they could find very little relief from the oppressive temperatures. More than 13 towns across South Australia have smashed their own heat records, with some of the state...Keep on reading: Aussies try to cool record heatwave with free beer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Poetry sales rise — thanks to millennials in search of meaning, clarity

Who says poetry is dead? It is pretty much alive and thriving --- in the United Kingdom, at least --- whose poetry sales hit a record 12 million (around $15 million or P827 million) in the past year. A total of 1.3 million poetry books were sold in 2018 alone, with two-thirds of its buyers younger than 34 years old, as per U.K. book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan via The Guardian on Jan. 21. It was also reported that girls and young women were poetry's biggest consumers, with 41 percent aged 13 to 22 years old. Rupi Kaur emerged as number one in the bestsellers list, as per the report, with almost 1 million of the sales coming just from her. Kaur, whose fame can be credited to her u...Keep on reading: Poetry sales rise — thanks to millennials in search of meaning, clarity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Smith returns as starter, Mavericks hold off Clippers 106-98

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. had 17 points and eight rebounds in his return after a week away from the team amid trade talk, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-98 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Smith had two of his four assists on a layup and alley-oop dunk in the fourth quarter for DeAndre Jordan, who had 13 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in his third game against the team with which the 6'11" center from Texas spent his first 10 seasons. Rookie sensation Luka Doncic, whose sudden emergence has clouded Smith's future in just his second season with the Mavericks, matched Smith with 17 points, including a key jumper with Dallas hanging on to a late lead in just its third win in 10 games. Patrick Beverley scored 16 points while Avery Bradley and Lou Williams had 15 apiece for the Clippers, who lost for the sixth time in seven games coming off a win in San Antonio that ended a season-long five-game losing streak. Harrison Barnes stopped a recent three-point shooting slump by making 3-of-5 from long range, including one for the biggest Dallas lead at nine points with less than a minute remaining. Barnes led Dallas with 20 points. The Clippers missed 16 straight shots in the second half, including their last 15 of the third quarter. But they still led 88-83 in the fourth before going 4-of-16 to finish the game. They shot 36 percent overall. Smith and Doncic shared the floor for the final 2:14, with Smith starting that stretch with a long pass to Jordan for the dunk. Soon after, Doncic worked methodically for a jumper for a 101-93 lead with 1:22 to go. The 21-year-old Smith had missed six straight games. The first three were listed as back tightness, but the last three were officially for illness as trade talk percolated. He missed a two-game road trip and was away from the team for its most recent home game last Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). The Clippers finished the third quarter shooting 17 percent (4-of-23). Despite the woeful shooting, they were tied at 73-all before Dirk Nowitzki hit a three-pointer and Devin Harris had a driving layup for a 78-73 Dallas lead going to the fourth. Nowitzki, in his record 21st season with the same franchise, made 2-of-4 from long range and finished with eight points. The 40-year-old played 10 minutes, right on his season average. TIP-INS Clippers: Williams returned after missing two games with a hamstring issue. He was 5-of-16 from the field, including 1-of-6 from three. ... Leading scorer Danilo Gallinari missed his second straight game with back spasms. Mavericks: G Wesley Matthews was 1-of-4 from three-point range and needs two more from long range to become the first undrafted player with 1,500 career three-pointers. ... Doncic and Smith struggled from long range, combining to go 1-of-14 with several shots that missed the rim. ... Doncic had seven rebounds and six assists. UP NEXT Clippers: At Miami on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), with LA trying to avoid getting swept in two-game season series for second straight year. Mavericks: Both of this season's meetings with the Pistons are in the coming week, Friday in Dallas and Jan. 31 in Detroit (Saturday and Feb. 1, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the way to dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. "I was almost in the locker room," said Pliskova, who trailed 5-1 in the third set, "but now I'm standing here as the winner." So instead of Williams moving closer to an eighth championship at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall, it is Pliskova who will continue her pursuit of her first major trophy. In the semifinals, Pliskova will face No. 4-seeded Naomi Osaka, who advanced by beating No. 6 Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 earlier Wednesday. Williams' surprising loss scuttled a much-anticipated rematch after her loss to Osaka in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September. The 37-year-old American's match against Pliskova was played under a stifling sun, with the temperature around 80 degrees (25 Celsius), and Williams often stepped into the patches of shade behind each baseline. She did not start well, not well at all, and her mistakes were mounting and deficit was growing. Only after trailing by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second did Williams seem to get going. From there, she immediately earned her first break point of the match and converted it to get to 3-all, beginning a run in which she claimed nine of 11 games. That seemed to put her in control. And then it all changed. Serving for the victory at 5-1, 40-30, Williams was called for a foot fault — reminiscent of an infamous such call at the U.S. Open a decade ago. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net. She grabbed at her foot right afterward, and would go on to cede that game. Not a big deal, right? She still had a sizable lead. Except three more match points would follow, and Pliskova staved off each one. Williams would again serve for the match at 5-3 — and again get broken. The owner of the most feared and respected serve in women's tennis was broken for a third time in a row at 5-all, and Pliskova was on her way. "She got a little bit shaky in the end," Pliskova said. "So I took my chances. And I won.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

US video game industry scored $43.4B record sales in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, United States --- From "Fortnite" to "Pokemon Go," play in the US drove video-game industry revenue to a record-setting $43.4 billion last year, according to data released Tuesday. Spending on games in the US in 2018 climbed 18 percent from the previous year, according to figures from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and market tracker NPD Group. "Whether it was playing on the go on a mobile device or at home on a PC or console, consumers of all ages and interests found compelling content that delighted in 2018," NPD video games analyst Mat Piscatella said in a statement. Play on all types of devices grew significantly last year, while momentum in subscrip...Keep on reading: US video game industry scored $43.4B record sales in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Cardiff striker Sala missing after suspected plane crash

NANTES, France – Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, was missing on Tuesday, January 22, after a light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel. Sala, signed on Saturday, from French club Nantes for a reported fee of 17 million euros ($19.3 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

HSBC ‘neutral’ on PH equities following 2018’s volatile ride

HSBC is keeping a neutral outlook for the Philippine stock market following a volatile ride that saw the benchmark index end 2018 in the red after record highs at the…READ The post HSBC ‘neutral’ on PH equities following 2018’s volatile ride appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces for stiff competition

MANILA — The Philippines is banking on a steady stream of foreign high rollers to drive gambling revenue to a record this year even as it braces for greater competition from neighbors who want to cash in on the casino boom, the head of the state gaming regulator said on Tuesday. Gross gaming revenue of the casino industry, […] The post Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces for stiff competition appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Davao tourist arrivals up 18.92% in 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 January) – Davao City attracted some 2.39 million tourists in 2018, surpassing by 18.92% the record of 2 million visitors in 2017, data from the City Tourism Office (CTO) released on Tuesday showed. Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said domestic visitors comprised at least 89% of the total tourist arrivals. She […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) to match a season-high with their eighth consecutive victory. Thompson finished 10-of-11 from beyond the arc as the two-time defending champions won their seventh straight road game. The star guard had 23 points in the third quarter, connecting on seven three's as the Warriors stretched their lead to 36 points. He finally missed from deep late in the period. Kevin Durant added 20 points and Stephen Curry had 11 points and 12 assists, going 2-of-10 from three-point range for Golden State. Emblematic of his quiet offensive night, Curry came dribbling in alone for a fast-break dunk, but slipped and fell, drawing gasps from the crowd. He scrambled to his feet, got the ball back and put up an air ball. Ivica Zubac led Los Angeles with 18 points. Brandon Ingram added 17 and Kyle Kuzma had 16. The Lakers were without their primary ball-handlers and playmakers in LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo. They fell to 5-9 without James, whose left groin strain has forced him out for the longest stretch of his 16-year career. Coming off a split in two straight overtime games, the Lakers kept it close in the first half, trailing 65-55 at the break. But Thompson fired up a three-pointer — the first of Golden State's nine in the third — and the Warriors went on to outscore the Lakers 45-25 to lead 110-80 going into the fourth. Golden State's sharpshooting silenced the crowd and allowed the Warriors to sit four of their five starters in the fourth, leaving DeMarcus Cousins in for a bit until he also went to the bench. Cousins had eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and four fouls in his second game for the Warriors since being out nearly a year with a severe knee injury. The Warriors have made 141 three-pointers to 93 for opponents during their eight-game winning streak. TIP-INS Warriors: All 12 players scored. ... Their other eight-game winning streak this season was Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 (Oct. 23 to Nov. 6, PHL time). ... They evened the season series 1-1, having lost 127-101 on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time). Lakers: Coach Luke Walton hopes James is able to return this week when the Lakers have five straight games at Staples Center. ... Ball is out 4-to-6 weeks with a left ankle sprain. ... Rondo (right ring finger surgery) has played in contact practices but is still favoring his injured hand. ... Josh Hart had six points, one assist and four fouls starting in place of Ball. ... Jack Nicholson made a rare courtside appearance. Mahershala Ali, Snoop Dogg, James Franco, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were in the crowd. UP NEXT Warriors: At Washington on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in the third of a four-game trip. Lakers: Host Minnesota on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

BI hits record-high income in 2018

BI hits record-high income in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Serena muscles past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams subdued a stubborn fightback from world No. 1 Simona Halep to take her quest for a record-equalling 24th major into the Australian Open quarter-finals Monday, January 21.  The 37-year-old American beat the Romanian top seed 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in an epic three-setter to line up a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

FIBA WC: Jawo stresses teamwork for Gilas to advance

Former senator and Philippine national team mainstay Robert 'Sonny' Jaworski says that he would like to see Gilas Pilipinas achieve greater things through teamwork in the sixth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers this February. Sporting a 5-5 record, Gilas will have to work hard against Qatar and Kazakhstan, both road games that will ultimately decide whether the national team will advance into the next round of basketball's biggest international competition or not.  Jaworski, who was watching the Ginebra-San Miguel tussle at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Sunday evening, stated the obvious by calling the next two games critical, but did impart a valuable lesson for coach Yeng Guiao's boys. "Sayang naman. So, we got to bring a lot of things together. And most importantly, yung maasahan ko yung kasama ko. Maaasahan ko yung kakampi ko, yun lang," the 72-year old shared. "The team spirit is very important. Learn as much as possible the good and the bad habits of each other, yun ang importante," he added. Now talking about the game, seeing his former team getting pummeled by the Beermen early on, Jaworski credited a familiar source of energy -- the sixth man -- as the one that helped the Gin Kings trim a 21-point lead to as low as five in the dying seconds of the game. "There were a lot of miscues. That's how the game rolls. Basta ang importante, the game got closer towards the end and I think the crowd made it that." When asked about coach Ginebra mentor Tim Cone's team struggles in the Philippine Cup, Jaworski magnified a key strategy in order to help the team get the wins in the league's most prestigious tourney. "Well, understand that the waterboy is important, so don't just rely on the import, you know? The waterboy is important and so are the other players. Get the pride going through. We cannot just rely on an import." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Chiefs vs Patriots – Chiefs’ Rolling Into Mighty Patriots at Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Missouri --- It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England. Let's explore tonight's matchup, the Chiefs vs Patriots. The Patriots have dominated the AFC for nearly two decades, and the coach-quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be playing in an eighth consecutive conference title game Sunday night when New England visits the Chiefs at frigid, hostile Arrowhead Stadium. But whereas Brady& Co. once in...Keep on reading: Chiefs vs Patriots – Chiefs’ Rolling Into Mighty Patriots at Arrowhead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Misamis Oriental corners lion’s share of BOI R10 Investments

Misamis Oriental Province garnered three-fourths of Northern Mindanao's (Region 10) record-shattering investments registered with the Board of Investments (BOI) in 2018. With three of the five big ticket investments locating in two of its eastern towns, the province accounted for P172.3-B of Region 10s P228.8-Billion (B) total for the period......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets Manny Pacquiao before title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was greeted by former rival Floyd "Money" Mayweather backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to his title defense against Adrien Broner, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  #PacBroner pic.twitter.com/ltR8zcCYA9 — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019 Mayweather Jr. approached the Filipino boxing icon as he was warming up and making last-minute preparations before his in-ring return in Las Vegas.  The two shared the ring back in May of 2015, with Mayweather emerging victorious via unanimous decision after 12 rounds.  According to rumblings however, it may not be the last time that the two mix it up inside the boxing ring.  Rumour has it that if Pacquiao can get past Broner, it could set up a possible rematch with "Money" later this year.  Mayweather, a five-division world champion with an unparalleled 50-0 professional record, officially retired from boxing in 2015, but came back in 2017 for a mega-money fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, which he won via TKO in the tenth round.  The 41-year old Mayweather is coming off a one-round destruction of Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan back in New Year's Eve.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Harden flies, Rockets flop

NETS TRIUMPH HOUSTON— Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden’s 58-point National Basketball Association night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. The Rockets shot an NBA-record 70 treys, making just 23 Harden had his second straight season […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Inflation rate in Eastern Visayas drops to 5.2 percent in November 2018

The Inflation Rate (IR) of Eastern Visayas decreased to 5.2 percent in November 2018, a 1.7 percentage points lower compared with the record high 6.9 percent IR a month ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

4 more sports targeted for 2020 ASEAN Para Games

MANILA, Philippines – There could be a record 18 sports when the country stages the 10th ASEAN Para Games.  Another 4 sports are being targeted as addition to the initial lineup of 14 for the biennial meet to be held in January 2020, Philippine Paralympic Committee president Michael Barredo revealed. Those sports ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019