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On the verge

HOT, young actress Arra San Agustin is well on her way to earning even bigger notice, having landed her first-ever lead role in the GMA7 teleserye, “Madrasta.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 10th, 2019

Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee played like he wanted to prove himself on the same day he fell short of another Best Import award as he propelled Barangay Ginebra on the verge of another PBA title.  Brownlee had 27 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and 4 blocks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Iran vows ‘severe revenge’

WASHINGTON, DC.: Thousands more United States troops were ordered to the Middle East on Friday (Saturday in Manila) after the United States assassinated Iran’s military mastermind and Tehran promised “severe revenge.” President Donald Trump said top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was “terminated” when he was on the verge of attacking US diplomats, but he insisted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

Trump faces impeachment vote after House panel approves charges

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump stood on the verge of impeachment Friday after a House panel approved charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress, setting up a historic vote in the chamber next week. In a grave moment for a deeply divided nation, members of the Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

Trump impeachment vote set next week

US President Donald Trump stood on the verge of impeachment Friday after a House panel approved charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress, setting up a historic vote in the chamber next week. In a grave moment for a deeply divided nation, members of the Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve two […] The post Trump impeachment vote set next week appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

SEA Games: Silver still feels like gold for Filipino brothers in pencak silat

SUBIC - The Philippines was on the verge of a gold medal in the seni ganda male event in pencak silat in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Abad brothers Alfau Jan and Almohaidib scored 564 points after their routine - tops among six pairs. Only, they were tied with Malaysia and as per competition rules, ties will be broken by the decision of the jury. Ultimately, they ruled that Malaysia was first and the Philippines was second. And so, the Filipinos had to settle for silver even though their score was very much for gold. Asked about it afterward, Alfau Jan, the older brother, said, "Para sa amin, alam ko kami yung gold. Siguro, nadali lang kami sa time namin." Pressed further, he said that no categorical explanation was given, but in their eyes, their time most probably had something to do with it. "Inaantay nga po namin kaso wala pa pong explanation. Nung ni-review po nila, parang nabawasan kami ng isang segundo," the 21-year-old shared. He then continued, "Dapat 3:00, pero naging 2:59 lang kami. Tinapos na kasi nila, nag-gong agad sila, pero dapat, 3:00 kami." Make no mistake, however, the brothers are nothing but thankful for their medal as the last time around, they were actually ranked sixth. "Sa totoo lang po, last time, pang-sixth lang kami. Wala pa talaga kaming skills kasi yun yung first na sinalihan namin," Alfau Jan said. He then continued, "Kaya po after nun, training talaga kami. Napakalaking bagay po nun kaya mabuti pa rin pong naka-silver kami." After all, pencak silat is how they are strengthening their brotherly bond. "Kapag nagko-compete po kami, parang naglalaro lang kami. May connection na po kami kaya napapaganda lalo rito," the kuya said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Desperate times, desperate measures

Some may not realize it yet, but our country is on the verge of a major power supply crisis that could turn out to be far worse than that experienced in the ‘90s if left unaddressed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019

Pop star Lizzo: America s spicy poster girl of self-love

NEW YORK, USA – Not that long ago, Lizzo was on the verge of quitting music, dispirited by the lack of recognition she was getting for her unique pop-rap blend sprinkled with classical flute riffs. But it's now difficult to envision the music world without her effervescent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

UAAP Finals: Animam-less Lady Bulldogs close in on another season sweep

For the sixth straight season, National University is on the verge of rewriting history anew, topping University of Santo Tomas, 70-65, in a hardfought Game One of the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball Finals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena and move on the cusp of a historic sixth straight championship. Kelli Hayes got things done for the Lady Bulldogs with her 16 points, four rebounds, two steals, an assist, and a block as they had to scratch and claw for this 95th straight win to extend this historic win streak. Her efforts couldn't have come at a better time with Mythical Team member Jack Animam missing the tiff. Animam hurt her right eye after getting elbowed in Gilas Womens' game against Korea last Saturday in the 2019 Fiba Women's Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament that kept her in New Zealand. "Everyone has big shoes to fill with Jack, not just Kelli," said coach Pat Aquino, relieved from the efforts that his girls showed. "I'm just happy. What can I say? I'm sad that Jack was not here with us, but happy that everyone stepped up." With NU holding on to a close 67-65 lead, Kaye Pingol buried the crucial three with 1:32 left to make it a five-point affair, before Hayes snuffed Jeorge Panti's drive in the final 37 seconds to quash UST's hopes for an upset. "I know they were going to come back. I just told the girls to keep on playing and don't mind the score and they were able to do so," he said. "I know that UST is going to come back, they've been great this season, but we always have to play NU basketball all 40 minutes." Pingol got her share of 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals, as Rhena Itesi topscored for the Lady Bulldogs with her 17 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks. Mikka Cacho also added 11 points and six rebounds as she had two of the three three-pointers for NU as it only shot 3-of-24 from deep. History is once again on the hands of the Lady Bulldogs, with a chance to lock up this sixth straight title in Game Two on Saturday, still at the same venue. Season MVP Grace Irebu bannered the Golden Tigresses with 17 points, 18 rebounds, and five blocks, as Tacky Tacatac collected 10 points, two boards, and two steals in the loss. The Scores: NU 70 -- Itesi 17, Hayes 16, Pingol 12, Cacho 11, Canuto 4, Del Carmen 4, Surada 4, Clarin 2, Bartolo 0, Cac 0, Fabruada 0, Harada 0. UST 65 -- Irebu 17, Tacatac 10, Ferrer 9, Soriano 8, Callangan 7, Gandalla 5, Portillo 4, Rivera 4, Panti 1, Gonzales 0, Javier 0. Quarters: 21-22, 41-38, 57-53, 70-65......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

Vardy fires Leicester to 2nd in EPL, Chelsea extends run

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press Could Leicester do it again? Even if another shock Premier League title isn't on the cards, the outsider which won in 2016 is firmly a part of English soccer's top four this season. Beating Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday leaves Leicester second, five points off leader Liverpool, and with a nine-point cushion to the fifth spot. It also deepens the gloom at Arsenal, where Unai Emery is dealing with a five-game winless run as well as the now former captain Granit Xhaka's rift with fans. Chelsea is third, level on points with Leicester, after winning its sixth league game in a row — a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. Tottenham drew 1-1 with Sheffield United in a game full of video-review controversy and hasn't won consecutive games since April. Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester City play Sunday. VARDY'S PARTY Jamie Vardy remains the Premier League's top scorer after another dominant game against Arsenal. Vardy opened the scoring in the 68th minute with his 11th league goal of the season off a square ball from Youri Tielemans, finishing off a slick team move. Vardy set up the second for James Maddison in the 75th, holding up the ball in the penalty area before feeding it for the onrushing Maddison to hit a powerful low shot from outside the penalty area. Arsenal had chances to score in the first half, with Alexandre Lacazette in particular wasting good opportunities. After scoring two, Leicester came close to a third. Arsenal sits sixth and is dropping away from the race for Champions League spots. Xhaka was out of the squad again for the Leicester game as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remained captain. PULISIC SCORES Abraham has been on strong scoring form all season, and now American midfielder Christian Pulisic has joined him. After Palace kept the game goalless in the first half with solid defending and more than a little luck, Chelsea did its job in the second to win 2-0. Abraham scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season in the 52nd off a neat backheel pass from Willian, and Pulisic made sure of the win in the 79th, heading in a looping, deflected shot from Michy Batshuayi. Pulisic scored his fifth goal in three league games "In the first half we started well, then allowed our tempo to drop, but when we came out in the second half with the intent that we did, we won the game relatively comfortably - a nice, solid win with a clean sheet," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said. Man City is the next opponent for Lampard's Chelsea on Nov. 23. SON BOUNCES BACK Son Heung-min scored for Spurs, but he wasn't originally meant to be playing at all. Son was due to be suspended after a red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton for a challenge which led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken and dislocated ankle. Son left the field in tears after that incident, but his red card was overturned a day later on appeal. He followed up by scoring twice in the 4-0 win over Red Star. Sheffield was frustrated when John Lundstram hit the post and the video assistant referee ruled out a goal for David McGoldrick because of an offside in the build-up. VAR was kinder to Sheffield when George Baldock's cross ended up in the net at the far post in the 78th. A video review found Chris Basham hadn't been offside as the ball flew past his head. Spurs' inconsistent form is one reason for the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the league table is damning for last season's Champions League finalist. Tottenham is 17 points off leader Liverpool, but just seven ahead of last-place Norwich. SAINTS IN TROUBLE Everton traveled to struggling Southampton on the verge of the relegation zone but eased the pressure with a 2-1 win. Everton now enjoys a six-point cushion over 18th-place Watford, while Southampton is 19th and winless in its last seven league games. Newcastle beat Bournemouth 2-1, while Burnley turned around a run of three defeats with a 3-0 win at home to West Ham......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 10th, 2019

So nears world title

Wesley So overpowered world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in two “slow rapid” games yesterday to move on the verge of emerging the first FIDE World Fischer Random Chess champion in Hovikodden, Norway on Friday. So, born in Cavite but now plays for the United States, was in control of Games 3 and 4 to win […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2019

On the verge

HOT, young actress Arra San Agustin is well on her way to earning even bigger notice, having landed her first-ever lead role in the GMA7 teleserye, “Madrasta.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Asian markets tracked hefty losses in New York on Wednesday owing to growing China-US tensions ahead of fresh trade talks, while the pound remained beaten down by fears Britain is on the verge of crashing out of the EU. The downbeat mood comes as investors fret over signs the global […] The post Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

Britain s Brexit talks with EU appear on verge of collapse

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union appeared to be on the verge of collapse on Tuesday, October 8, with Brussels accusing London of intransigence and threatening the bloc's future. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said a deal was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

PayPal close to quitting Facebook s Libra project – Financial Times

LONDON, United Kingdom – Online money-transfer group PayPal is on the verge of quitting Facebook's planned digital currency Libra after failing to attend a key meeting of backers, the Financial Times reported Friday, October 4. Citing people familiar with the event, the FT said PayPal was the only backer among 28 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks hold off Rams 30-29

By Tim Booth, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Jared Goff and the Rams (3-2) appeared on the verge of a victory after driving into field-goal range in the final 90 seconds. Zuerlein hit three field goals earlier, but this attempt slipped wide right and gave Seattle (4-1) a win it needed against its NFC West foe after losing six of the past eight to the Rams. Wilson was 17 of 23 for 268 and four touchdowns. He was at his best, whether it was his throws from the pocket or when he was forced to improvise. It was one stunning play after another from Seattle’s star, continuing the best start to a season in his career. Seattle appeared to wrap up the victory when Tedric Thompson made a juggling interception of Goff’s deflected pass while lying on the turf with 2:08 left. But the Rams forced Seattle to punt and took possession at their own 7 with 1:38 left. In just seven plays, Goff had the Rams to the Seattle 30 after a 28-yard strike to Gerald Everett. The Rams stalled and a 9-yard pass to Everett on third-down set up Zuerlein’s attempt. The snap was good, but the kick stayed just to the right. Goff finished 29 of 49 for 395 yards and one touchdown just days after throwing for a career-high 517 yards and tying an NFL record with 45 completions in a loss to Tampa Bay. Everett had seven catches for 136 yards, and Cooper Kupp had nine grabs for 118 yards and a TD. Wilson, though, was the star. Wilson had touchdown passes of 13 yards to Tyler Lockett and 40 yards to DK Metcalf in the first half. He threw a 10-yarderto David Moore in the third quarter and he had a final answer after the Rams’ had taken a 29-24 lead. Wilson led Seattle 60 yards in 12 plays, helped during the drive by a roughing-the-passer call on Clay Matthews. After stalling inside the 10, Seattle faced fourth down at the 5. Wilson scrambled like he had all night, buying enough time to find Carson open in the corner of the end zone. The running back scared nearly all of the 69,000 in attendance by juggling the pass before gaining control. Carson finished with 118 yards rushing on 27 carries. The touchdown was his only reception. GURLEY’S MISTAKE Todd Gurley was a featured part of the Rams’ offense early and finished with 51 yards on 15 carries, but the run game vanished during most of the second half. Gurley also fumbled for the first time since Week 3 of last season. The fumble was ripped out by Jadeveon Clowney, who also recovered the ball. It was Gurley’s first fumble in 338 offensive touches. He had gained 1,915 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns between his two fumbles. KEY CATCH Brandin Cooks had just one reception but it was a big one. Cooks pulled in a 29-yard catch from Goff on third-and-8 from the Rams 27 early in the fourth quarter as he was being covered tightly by Shaquill Griffin. Cooks was being evaluated for a concussion after the play and did not return. Carroll challenged there should have been offensive pass interference but the call on the field stood. The catch led to Zuerlein’s field goal that gave the Rams a 29-24 lead. INJURIES D.J. Fluker suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter. He was replaced at right guard by Jamarco Jones, who typically is a backup tackle, but was forced to play guard with normal backup Ethan Pocic out because of a back injury. UP NEXT: Rams: Los Angeles stays in the NFC West, hosting San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 13. Seahawks: Seattle is at Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 13......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Skippers draw first blood in PBA D-L finals

Marinerong Pilipino came through with a fiery start before foiling the comeback of BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare for a 69-59 win Thursday to move on the verge of capturing the PBA D-League Foundation Cup crown at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Rev Diputado hit two threes and Jhonard Clarito scored four while the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Zuckerberg discusses Twitter, TikTok, Big Tech breakup in leaked audio

MANILA, Philippines – Technology website The Verge published on Tuesday, October 1, US time,  audio recordings of Mark Zuckerberg at internal Facebook meetings .  In the recordings, the Facebook CEO discussed pressing issues surrounding the platform, including calls for the breakup of Big Tech companies, planned cryptocurrency Libra, content moderation, rising competitors specifically TikTok, and how to handle friends who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

BEIJING: Spain’s Marc Gasol is one victory away from a rare feat — winning an NBA crown and a Basketball World Cup in the same year. Only Lamar Odom, a…READ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden s Otto Wallin

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world. Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden's Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder. "The unknown is more exciting," Fury said of his latest opponent. "But the fact is I don't underestimate anybody. I give everybody the ultimate respect. I've trained hard for this fight, as hard as I've trained for any fight." Fury hasn't exactly been taking on the stars of the heavyweight division since fighting to a draw in December against Wilder — a fight he would have won had he not been knocked to the canvas in the final round. But he is filling airtime for promoter Bob Arum as part of a deal with ESPN, as well as giving American fight fans another chance to catch his always entertaining act. Not that he's terribly concerned about Wallin or what he brings to the ring. Fury said this week he knows little about the Swedish fighter, who is undefeated but has rarely ventured out of his home country or fought any top opposition. "I've never met a man I couldn't beat," Fury said. "So he's going to be no exception." If any fighter can be given a pass for his recent level of opposition, though, it's Fury. He hasn't ducked tough fights in the past — Klitschko and Wilder in particular — and wants to fight as often as possible because training every day helps keep his many demons away. So he enters the ring for his second fight in this boxing town in three months, the first a second round knockout over equally unknown German Tom Schwarz. "I've going from being very depressed and down and out to being the lineal champion of the world fighting in Las Vegas two times," Fury said. "It's fantastic for me." Fury's troubles have been well documented, from a huge weight gain after beating Klitschko in 2015 to contemplating suicide to heavy use of drugs and alcohol. He didn't fight for more than two years after winning the title but is now in the middle of a comeback in what has become an interesting heavyweight division. At 6-foot-9, he is a towering sight in the ring, and though he's not known for big punching power he does possess boxing skills more generally seen on much smaller fighters. He hasn't lost in 28 pro fights, though he seemed on the verge of losing to Wilder after being knocked flat on his back in the final round. Fury said he thought he won 10 of the 12 rounds against Wilder in Los Angeles, controlling most of the fight behind his right jab. The draw was the first blemish on his record, but Fury said he didn't take long to put it in the past. "I was never upset about the draw. I understand boxing, I understand politics," he said. "It's not the first time it's every happened and it surely won't be the last. Neither of us lost an O and we get to do it again. We get paid twice for one fight actually." Fury and Wilder have both signed for the rematch, but both need to win interim fights first. That means beating Wallin, who is a 25-1 underdog despite being unbeaten in 20 fights. "It's a dream come true for me," Wallin said. "I come from a small place in Sweden and now I'm here in the big stage. I'm well-schooled, I've got good offense, good defense. I think I have what it takes to pull an upset.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

Mau gets support Kalei’s angels

Tension was in the air as F2 Logistics was on the verge of completing its journey back to the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference throne. Suddenly, Kalei Mau soared from the backrow to deliver a powerful attack that reverberated from the concrete jungles of Manila to the enchanting Hawaiian island of Kahaluu. It was a […] The post Mau gets support Kalei’s angels appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019