Natsismis na nabuntis ng young aktor nagsalita na

BINASAG na ng 19-year-old na si Ennajie ‘EJ’ Laure ang kanyang pananahimik sa pamamagitan ng kanyang Instagram account na may kinalaman sa kumalat na balita (since December last year) na siya umano’y buntis at ang itinuturong ama ay ang 15-year-old actor-dancer na si Bugoy Cariño. Hindi alam ni EJ kung….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 14th, 2018

Kiefer Ravena now 1-0 against Jeron Teng as coach

Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng have long been pitted against each other as main men for Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, respectively. And when they got to the PBA, they were again serendipitously matched up with one another in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals with Ravena in NLEX and Teng in Alaska. Now, even in the NBTC, they two remain very much entangled. Ravena called the shots for Team Dedication while Teng was the tactician for Team Passion in the 2018 NBTC Division 2 All-Star Game on Friday at the MOA Arena. In the end, Ravena’s squad got the better of Teng’s, 91-89. And in the end, Kiefer had a leg up on Jeron – in their first-ever coaching showdown. “Malaking bagay ‘to, siyempre. Kung sino mas magaling na player, mahaba-habang debate pa yun,” the former said. He then continued, “Pero at least ngayon, ako, mas magaling mag-coach.” For his part, Teng took the loss in stride and said he will just try for a bounce back in the next edition of the event. “Next year, magko-coach ulit ako rito,” he said. Whatever the result, both PBA rookies were nothing but impressed with the young talent from the provinces. “Maraming tumatak sa akin. (Kevin) Barranco, (Harold) Alarcon, (Marc) Angcap. Sayang lang, talo kami,” Jeron said. Ravena had the same thoughts about the wealth of talent in the Philippines. “Yung Rap Dimayuga, (Shawn) Algire, (James) Barrera, at Ryan Cruz, yun yung naging pandiin na lima ko. I’m very glad we pulled off the victory,” he remarked. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 15 min. ago

Chris Gavina considering being architect of UE’s rebuild

It’s true, University of the East is looking at Chris Gavina as head coach. The confirmation has come from Gavina himself. “I’ve had a conversation with a representative of UE over the phone. The position was explained to me that it is open and that they are considering me,” he told reporters on Friday. This, a day after reports broke out that the former Kia head coach was being considered as the new mentor for the Red Warriors. For now, however, Gavina made it clear that the two sides are just in preliminary talks. As he put it, “Details of the position haven't exactly been hashed out. Let’s just say it has been presented to me.” He then continued, “ Am I gonna take it? I mean, if the opportunity is there, I’m never one to just not be open to see my options.” Still, the 39-year-old made it clear he has interest in UE as well – even if the school has long been rebuilding. “If it’s an opportunity to turn a program or culture around, I’ll definitely consider it. Coaching is all about being able to make an impact on young players’ lives so if I get that opportunity, I’ll definitely consider it,” he shared. Working in the Recto-based school’s favor is that Gavina just so happens to be coaching one of their alumni at present. “I’ve really been asking about the program. Paolo Hubalde is one of my players and he’s really trying to push me towards the direction of taking (the job),” he said. Gavina and Hubalde are both with the Valenzuela Classic who are in the midst of a playoff push in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. For now, however, the young coaching mind says he is still in the process of weighing his options. “My concentration right now is on our (Valenzuela) next game. With the MPBL playoffs going on, I’m kind of spending a lot of time with game preparation,” he said. He then continued, “Hopefully, I’ll be able to think about it (UE) over the Holy Week.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 15 min. ago

Kihei Clark, Team Hustle down Jalen Green, Team Heart in NBTC All-Star Game

MANILA, Philippines – Team Hustle, true to their name, outhustled Team Heart, 99-91, in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Division I High School All-Star Game at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday, March 23. Led by some of the country’s best young players like Ateneo’s Kai Sotto and SJ ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

Sapna R. Sood: An empowering leadership

At a young age, Sapna R. Sood, president and chief executive officer of Holcim Philippines, a leading building solutions company, had her sights already set on studying history and working for the United Nations, when a trip to an oil refinery made her think twice. “I thought that it was very interesting, very cool,” Ms. […] The post Sapna R. Sood: An empowering leadership appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Megan, Teresita lead Marawi fashion show at CCP

MANILA, Philippines — Miss World 2013 Megan Young and the reigning Reina Hispanoamericana Teresita Marquez will lead a bevy of beauty queens and ramp models.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 41 min. ago

All-Star break works wonders for Blazers, Jazz, Heat

By John Schuhmann, The Portland Trail Blazers are doing it again. For the second straight season, the Blazers are the most improved team after the All-Star break. Last year, spurred by the acquisition of Jusuf Nurkic at the trade deadline, the Blazers were 7.8 points per 100 possessions better after the break (plus-5.3) than they were before it (minus-2.5). This year, without a rotation-altering trade, the Blazers have been 9.5 points per 100 possessions better since the break (plus-10.0) than they were before it (plus-0.4). Their 13-game winning streak (which started with their last game before All-Star weekend) came to an end at the hands of James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), but prior to that, they were the only undefeated team (12-0) since the break, climbing from seventh place in the West at the break to third place (with a relatively comfortable three-game lead in the loss column over the teams behind them) going into Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) games. Improvement has come on both ends of the floor. The Blazers have been 5.5 points per 100 possessions better offensively and 4.0 points per 100 possessions better defensively since the break. With the league average seeing an increase of 1.3 per 100, that's about even improvement on both ends of the floor. On offense, the Blazers have increased their three-point rate (3PA/FGA) from 31 percent before the All-Star break to 35 percent since, but have seen just a small jump in effective field goal percentage. Improvement has come more from taking better care of the ball and getting to the line more often. Over the last 16 games, Damian Lillard has averaged 9.2 points at the free throw line, 3.4 more than he averaged prior to that (5.8). Lillard has also seen a drop in turnover ratio, from 9.8 per 100 possessions before the break to 7.8 since. That 7.8 is the second lowest (higher than that of only LaMarcus Aldridge) among 14 players with a usage rate of greater than 30 percent since the break. On defense, rebounding has been key. After allowing 12.2 second chance points per game before the break, the Blazers have allowed just 9.5 (second fewest in the league) since. They continue to lead the league in opponent field goal percentage in the restricted area and have been at their best defensively with Jusuf Nurkic on the floor. The defensive improvement may be more impressive, given that six of the Blazers' 13 post-break games have been against the league's top-10 offenses, though that includes games against Minnesota without Jimmy Butler and Golden State without Stephen Curry. It should also be noted that nine of the 13 games have been at home. Of course, the Blazers have been better defensively on the road (103.9 points allowed per 100 possessions) than they've been at home (104.6) this season. We'll see how those numbers (and their post-break improvement) hold up when they play seven of nine on the road after hosting the Boston Celtics on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Does it mean anything? Some teams might want to be playing their best going into the playoffs. But playing better late in the season doesn't necessarily mean anything. In fact, playoff team stats (offensive and defensive efficiency) more strongly correlate with pre-All-Star numbers than with post-All-Star numbers. Over the last 10 full seasons (going back to 2007-08 and skipping 2011-12), the 20 playoff teams that have seen the biggest increase in NetRtg (point differential per 100 possessions) from before the break to after the break have been more likely to underachieve in the playoffs (losing a series in which they had home-court advantage) than overachieve (winning a series they started on the road). The playoff team of the last 20 years that saw the biggest improvement was the 2009-10 Phoenix Suns, who were 8.2 points per 100 possessions better after the break (plus-11.2) than they were before it (plus-2.9). They reached the conference finals as the 3 seed in the West, but did so with home-court advantage in each of the first two rounds (because the seventh-seeded Spurs beat the second-seeded Mavs in the first round). Four of those 20 most improved teams have lost in the first round with home-court advantage, while the 2010-11 Chicago Bulls (4.5 points per 100 possessions better after the break) lost in the conference finals as the No. 1 seed. The overachievers? The 2008-09 Houston Rockets (5.6 points per 100 possessions better after the break) and 2013-14 Washington Wizards (4.8 better) won first-round series as No. 5 seeds without home-court advantage. And finally, the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers (who were 4.8 points per possessions better after the break) reached The Finals as a No. 2 seed. With that in mind, here are the teams that have been most improved on either end of the floor since the All-Star break this season. Most improved offenses 1. Miami Heat Like the Blazers, the Heat are doing this for the second year in a row. When they went from 11-30 in their first 41 games to 30-11 in their last 41 games last season, it was on offense where they really turned things around. Last year's turnaround came with increases in both three-point percentage and three-point volume (3PA/FGA). This year, the Heat have shot better from beyond the arc since the break, but they've actually taken a lower percentage of their shots from three-point range than they did prior, so their jump in effective field goal percentage isn't huge. They have gone from the bottom 10 to the top 10 in both offensive rebounding percentage and turnover rate. Hassan Whiteside has grabbed 28 offensive boards in just eight post-break games, though he hasn't seen a big increase in offensive rebounding percentage since the break. The team increase has been more about six different guys grabbing at least 13 offensive boards over the 14 games. On the turnover front, James Johnson has seen a big drop in his individual rate, from 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions before the break to just 7.3 since the break. Goran Dragic has also seen seen a reduction. The drop in turnovers, along with more second chances and an increase in pace, as provided the Heat with almost six additional shots per 48 minutes. The Heat's post-break offense has been at its best (more than 123 points scored per 100 possessions) with Kelly Olynyk on the floor. Both Olynyk (60.7 percent) and James Johnson (60.6 percent) rank in the top 20 in post-break effective field goal percentage among 157 players who have taken at least 100 shots since the break. Tyler Johnson, meanwhile, has seen an effective field goal percentage jump from 50 percent before the break to 58 percent since the break. The Heat have played a fairly average post-break schedule in regard to opposing defenses. They've picked on some bad ones (scoring 128 points per 100 possessions in three games against the Suns, Nuggets and Knicks) and have played ugly against some good ones (like those of the Sixers and Blazers), but have been strong against the defenses in the middle of the pack. Going forward, they'll play just three of their 10 remaining games against top-10 defenses. Two of those are against the eighth-ranked Thunder, and one of those is Friday (Saturday, PHl time). Six of their other seven games are against bottom-10 defenses. 2. L.A. Lakers Rookies and second year players have accounted for 45 percent of the Lakers' minutes this season. That's the third highest rate in the league and the highest among teams that aren't at least 23 games under .500. So, in-season improvement both critical and somewhat expected. Of course, a vet has been a big part of the Lakers' offensive improvement. Brook Lopez has seen the second biggest increase in effective field goal percentage (behind that of Wilson Chandler) among players who took at least 300 shots before the break and have taken at least 100 since the break (see table below). For Lopez, as well as the team as a whole, it's been about the three ball, both in regard to percentage and volume. Before the break, the Lakers ranked 29th in three-point percentage and 22nd in the percentage of their shots that were threes. Since the break: fifth and fourth. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (46.3 percent) ranks seventh in post-break three-point percentage among 98 players with at least 50 attempts. But the biggest key to the Lakers' post-break offense may be a big jump in minutes for Julius Randle. He's actually seen a drop in usage rate and not much of an increase in efficiency, but Randle has gone from averaging less than 25 minutes before the break to 34 since the break. As a result, he's averaged 21.5 points (on 59 percent shooting) over the 13 games. And in that stretch, the Lakers have scored 14.2 more points per 100 possessions with him on the floor (114.1) than they have with him off the floor (99.9). Most improved defenses 1. Utah Jazz Utah's improvement started with the return of Rudy Gobert from a month-long absence in mid-January. Since his return on Jan. 19 (Jan. 20, PHL time), the Jazz have allowed just 96.2 points per 100 possessions, 6.5 fewer than any other team. Over those nine weeks, the difference between the Jazz and the second-ranked Spurs (102.7) is more than the difference between the Spurs and the 20th-ranked Hawks (109.1). More improvement came with the acquisition of Jae Crowder at the trade deadline. And the Jazz have allowed a paltry 85 points per 100 possessions in 308 minutes with Crowder and Gobert on the floor together, with their opponents shooting just 38 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. And the Jazz haven't allowed their opponents to do much with all those misses, grabbing 85 percent of available defensive boards (a rate which would lead the league by a wide margin) in those 308 minutes. There is a schedule-related boost here. Since the break, the Jazz have played seven games against the league's bottom-10 offenses (including six against the bottom six) and just three games against the top 10. But in two of those three games (Feb. 27, PHL time vs. Houston and March 12, PHL time at New Orleans), they held their opponent under a point per possession. They've now done that in nine straight games and in 18 of their last 24. Given the state of league-wide offense (this is now the most efficient season in league history), that's pretty remarkable. The Jazz have four games remaining against top-10 offenses, including two against the Warriors. One of those is Sunday at Golden State (next Monday, PHL time). 2. Indiana Pacers The Pacers have improved defensively six of their 14 post-break games having been against teams that rank in the top 11 offensively (the 11th-ranked Wizards have bounced in and out of the top 10). They've gone 3-3, but held those top-11 offenses - Milwaukee (x 2), New Orleans, Washington (x 2) and Toronto - to just 103.4 points per 100 possessions (about four fewer than the league's post-break average) over the six games. The Pacers' post-break defense has been at its best, allowing just 96 points per 100 possessions, with Myles Turner on the floor. Turner has been improved offensively since the break (seeing a sizeable jump in effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage), but his defense has been more important. While Turner has made an impact inside, forcing turnovers has been a big part of the Pacers' defensive improvement. They lead the league in opponent turnover rate since the All-Star break, having forced 17.4 per 100 possessions, up from 15.1 (10th) before the break. Victor has been the league leader in steals this season at 2.2 per game, and has seen an increase (from 2.1 to 2.8) since the break, with Thaddeus Young (2.3) joining him in the top four in post-break steals per contest. The Pacers have also rebounded a little better, grabbing 77 percent of available defensive boards (15th in the league) since the break, up from 76 percent (27th) before it. Things haven't gone so well on the other end of the floor. The Pacers have seen the league's biggest drop in offensive efficiency since the break. They ranked sixth offensively (108.5 points scored per 100 possessions) before the break and rank 26th (101.6) since the break. Oladipo (from 59 percent to 46 percent) and Young (from 54 percent to 45 percent) have seen two of the eight biggest drops in effective field goal percentage since the break among 142 players who took at least 300 shots before the break and have taken at least 100 shots since the break. The improved defense will continue to be tested in the next couple of weeks. The Pacers will play six of their next eight games against top-10 offenses. That includes two games against the second-ranked Warriors and two more against the seventh-ranked Clippers. L.A. is in Indiana on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Most improved shooters Here's a look at the players who have seen the biggest increases in effective field goal percentage since the All-Star break. John Schuhmann is a staff writer for 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 News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Youth activists to Duterte: ‘Stop the killings!’

WASHINGTON, DC -- Justine Balane, 22, and Shama Bulangis, 23, are two activists from the Philippines who were in the Washington, DC area recently to speak about the impact of President Duterte's "war on drugs," especially on Filipino youth. Of the more than 20,000 people killed since Duterte was elected, the activists noted, many of them are young people, including a 4-year-old child. "They call it collateral damage," Balane said. "The number of casualties have become so real -- seeing and being on the front lines of the things that have been happening has been really tough. That's why there is no point just standing by or sitting on the fence. You have to act because you eventual...Keep on reading: Youth activists to Duterte: ‘Stop the killings!’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 15 min. ago

Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back

  NEW YORK -- An exuberant and accomplished young businessman, Brian Poe Llamanzares' eyes light up while ardently talking about the latest watch by his company, Time Master, and other ventures in Philippines. The National Consumers Affairs Foundation awarded Time Master the coveted People's Choice Award for Corporate Product last March 17, 2018 at AFP Theater Camp Aguinaldo, Manila. Honored to be 2018 awardee, Llamanzares credits the support his company receives from fellow Filipinos and from his hardworking team. His is a small company with a big, bright future ahead, and which aims to be an inspiration to budding Filipino entrepreneurs. "If there's anything I've lear...Keep on reading: Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 15 min. ago

UE looking at former Kia mentor Chris Gavina as head coach

University of the East may very well be looking outside the collegiate arena for its next head coach. According to several sources, the Red Warriors are closely looking at Chris Gavina to sit on its long-empty head coaching chair. The Recto-based school is expected to go some sort of rebuild for the upcoming season and apparently wants a fresh mind to be overseeing all of it. “We are looking to add a bright, young mind (who) will help teach our players,” a source said. Enter Gavina who called the shots for Kia in the PBA for one year before resigning last December. There, he made his name getting something out of a talent-lacking lineup. At present, the 39-year-old serves as tactician for playoff team Valenzuela Classic in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. As per a source, character will also be the foremost determining factors for UE’s next head coach. “The most important thing is that he is someone who has good character,” the source said. The Recto-based team has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Derrick Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year. Pumaren registered a record of 21-35 in his four years at the helm for his alma mater. Whoever replaces him has the unenviable task of, first and foremost, convincing 49-point man Alvin Pasaol and court general Philip Manalang to stay. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament

By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters. Both programs have a chance to do it again. After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the Blue Devils and Wildcats are the teams still playing that have rosters stacked with high-profile freshmen. Duke, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, starts four freshmen — led by Wooden Award finalist Marvin Bagley III — while Kentucky, the South’s No. 5 seed, features Kevin Knox as its centerpiece. The Wildcats (26-10), arguably the biggest beneficiary of a run of upsets in the South, play ninth-seeded Kansas State on Thursday night in Atlanta. The following night, Duke (28-7) faces a rematch with 11th-seeded Syracuse in a Midwest semifinal in Omaha, Nebraska. Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said his freshmen are “not afraid of the moment. It’s how much preparation do they have for the moment? “We’re trying to condense about four years into eight months,” he said. “I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. You just kind of live it.” Among the star freshmen who didn’t make it to the tournament’s second weekend were Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson, Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba. Young and Bamba have already declared for the NBA draft, and Ayton joined them Wednesday . Both the Blue Devils and Wildcats have previously had predominantly young teams cut down the nets at past Final Fours. Kentucky won a national title in 2012 behind top-two draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, while Duke’s most recent national title came in 2015 behind three one-and-done freshmen — Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones. This Duke team has looked capable of joining that squad, with four freshmen averaging double figures in their two NCAA Tournament games, led by Bagley’s 22.0 scoring average. Another of those freshmen, forward Wendell Carter Jr., believes the Blue Devils are “reaching our peak at the right time” and have “developed into a team that can crush another team, our opponent. “I try not to look ahead about this being my last year or anything,” Carter said. “I’m just living in the moment.” The Blue Devils have three players — Bagley, Carter and point guard Trevon Duval — in the top seven members of the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The fourth freshman, Gary Trent Jr., was rated No. 17 by the service. The highest-rated members of Kentucky’s class are Hamidou Diallo, Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt — who are ranked 10th-12th by 247Sports — as well as Nick Richards, who’s No. 18. (Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander arrived as a relatively unheralded recruit.) No other top-20 ranked players are still playing in the NCAA Tournament. “No one really cares what the (NBA) is telling you to do, you’ve just got to come out and do what you do best,” Knox said. “And that’s why (coach John Calipari) has sat down with each and every one of us and told us what we need to do for the team, and that’s what we’ve been able to do.” Calipari has said his group “needed to fail as a team” to figure out how to win. The Wildcats in January dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2014, then in February lost four in a row to NCAA Tournament team. But Kentucky enters the Sweet 16 on a five-game winning streak and are the highest remaining seed in the South. Of his group, Krzyzewski said he doubts “they have ever felt pressure.” It showed last weekend when the Blue Devils beat both Iona and Rhode Island by at least 20 points to cruise into their 26th Sweet 16. “It’s not just pressure being off, it’s confidence growing,” Krzyzewski said. “We know (as coaches), if we lose, that’s it. But they don’t look at, ‘That’s it.’ No, the reality is, that’s it, and that’s a different way of looking at it. “Dealing with reality is good. Being nervous about it is not good.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

PNPA top graduate a Grade 1 repeater

SILANG, CAVITE: Fritz John Vallador proved that poverty is no hindrance to success when he graduated top of his class at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) on Wednesday. When Vallador was young, life was tough: he had to repeat grade one because his family was too poor. The Negros Occidental native never had the [...] The post PNPA top graduate a Grade 1 repeater appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Daryl Hannah directs first feature, wants more women in film industry

'We made this in the spirit of fun,' Hannah said of her directorial debut, 'Paradox' starring music greats Neil Young and Willie Nelson......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Doña Elena Olive Oil Premieres the All-New Season of Master Chef Junior and Celebrity Chef: East vs. West

Prepare for a food-filled month this March as we welcome the premiere of two mega cooking shows for all culinary lovers and all food enthusiasts at home. MasterChef Junior returns for a sixth season to welcome a new set of young talented chefs competing for a breakthrough with their own takes on challenging dishes. Watch […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Jalalon-Barroca tandem doing wonders for Hotshots

With Magnolia back in the Finals for the first time in four years, Mark Barroca couldn't help but see a young version of himself in teammate Jio Jalalon. "I see my younger self in Jio when I was starting in the PBA. He's really aggressive on defense. Even if he gets hurt, he keeps on fighting and I'm really proud that he's my teammate," said Barroca. Barroca has been serving mentor for Jalalon since the pesky guard arrived to the Hotshots last season, where they failed to make it past the semifinals. This time, the Hosthots are going to be their first Finals stint since the 2014 Governors' Cup and the duo was instrumental in closing out the Road Warriors in Game 6 on Tuesday...Keep on reading: Jalalon-Barroca tandem doing wonders for Hotshots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Bad game in NLEX’s semis exit like ‘deep cut’ for Kiefer Ravena

Kiefer Ravena's first semifinals stint didn't end like it started as NLEX bowed out of the2018 PBA Philippine Cup after 89-96 Game 6 defeat on Tuesday. But rather than dwell on subpar showing in the crucial Game 6, the super rookie is sure to use the failure as a motivation in his young professional career. "Bad game, but it keeps me hungrier. It's something that is a deep cut," he said after being held to just nine points on a 3-of-17 shooting from the field in the loss. "(Assistant) coach Sandy told me that this is something that I can't just forget." Ravena gave credit to the Hotshots' defense, admitting it really threw NLEX's groove into disarray as the team shot just 41...Keep on reading: Bad game in NLEX’s semis exit like ‘deep cut’ for Kiefer Ravena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Jarvey Gayoso’s biggest critic? His dad Jayvee

In just his third season in the UAAP, Ateneo Football’s Jarvey Gayoso has already bagged three straight Best Striker nods, an MVP trophy, and a men’s championship. The star striker has come up big for his team on countless occasions and has emerged as the team’s go-to-guy, even more so now as the young Blue Eagles continue their quest for repeat titles. This year, Gayoso is on pace for another Best Striker nod with 13 goals in eleven matches played, and the defending champion Blue Eagles are second in the league, one point behind top-seeded University of the Philippines. With the way things are going, it may be hard to criticize Gayoso’s play… …that depends, of course, who you ask. Sunday afternoon, Ateneo avenged their first round loss to University of Santo Tomas with a 2-0 win, and Gayoso again had his hand on the win, scoring one of the goals. Watching from the stands was Jarvey’s dad Jayvee. In fact, it was Jayvee’s first time to see Jarvey and the Blue Eagles win a match in the UAAP live, and the younger Gayoso jokingly said that maybe his dad was a bringer of bad luck. “Honestly, this is his first game to watch na we won. I think he’s watched three games na one draw, tapos dalawang talo. After a while I was feeling na baka malas, alam mo naman mga Pinoy, superstitious,” Jarvey said with a laugh. “But then after today, of course, I’m blessed to have him here, he’s a busy guy, and my father drives all the way from Laguna to watch me, along with my mom and my siblings, it’s a nice experience to have him,” While most parents are their child’s biggest fan, Jayvee will be the first to tell you that he isn’t like that. Being a former athlete himself, the former Ateneo basketball star and PBA standout will always see areas of improvement, especially in his son. “I have every reason to be proud of what Jarvey does, but because of my knowledge on sports and how I’ve handled so many players before, Jarvey knows that I’m always tough, I’m here to criticize him, I’m always here to point out the wrong things he does, I always stress to him that without his teammates, his greatness is just 50 percent.” “I’m not the typical type of dad who will, you know, I’m more of the critic rather than, but at the end of the day, of course, my heart, I’m trying to do things to help him out even more, for his life.” Jayvee added. And for Jarvey, it becomes a source of motivation and a different perspective on his growth as a player. “Because my dad’s also an athlete, he’ll always see the things that I can improve on, which is good for me, because I’ll be able to understand what I can’t see and what he sees, and I’ll be able to know what I can further work on.” So far, it seems to be working. As for finally getting to see his son get a win in the UAAP, Jayvee was of course happy, but that doesn’t mean it’s a reason to stop working to get better. “I’m happy of course that they won, I’m happy he was able to score, ako kasi defensive player ako nung ako’y player, so I’m always…I fight him all the time, Jarv, help on defense! Pero nakikita ko nakakapagod din yung ginagawa niyang pagtatakbo ano, but of course I’ll never stop.” “Even if I’m content with what he does, at the end of the day, I am still gonna criticize, like I said, and tell him, may kulang pa din, Jarv. Never be satisfied. Never be satisfied.” Jayvee continued. The win over UST was of course a sweet one, especially for Gayoso, who was visibly down after their first round loss to the Growling Tigers. It was sweeter more so, having his dad around to see it happen. “Nakaka-kaba, siyempre, because your biggest critic is here, but at the same time I love it when he watches, I love doing well and and being able to know that he’s in a good mood because of the way I played, because it’s fulfilling.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Kai Sotto towers over foes, then takes selfies with them

Top-seeded Ateneo de Manila High School made quick work of New Ormoc City High School, 98-47, to open its campaign in the 2018 National Basketball Training Center League. Kai Sotto had his way inside anew and wound up with 15 points, six rebounds, and three blocks. As he always does, the 7-foot-1, 15-year-old towered over the competition. That did nothing but inspire admiration from his opponents, however. Just look at all those happy faces from the young talent from Leyte after getting photos with the so-called future of Philippine basketball. Kai Sotto was literally head & shoulder above everyone else vs. Ormoc H.S. 15 Pts 7/10 FG 6 Reb 3 Blk #NBTC2018 — Pong Ducanes (@ompongski) Marso 19, 2018 Clearly, Sotto’s growth is just starting – growth in terms of basketball and growth in terms of popularity......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Schooling without learning is a great injustice – World Bank experts

Hundreds of millions of children in developing countries reach young adulthood without even the most basic life skills despite spending years inside the classroom. This means they can't calculate the correct change from a transaction, can't read a doctor's instructions, and can't interpret a politician's campaign promise. What more build their own career or educate their own children?.....»»

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