Panel approves construction of Coast Guard hospital

Panel approves construction of Coast Guard hospital.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 6th, 2018

PCG may soon get its own hospital

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to establish and construct the Philippine Coast Guard General Hospital to ensure provision of quality health care to all PCG personnel, employees and their dependents, and retired uniformed personnel. PCG may soon get its own hospital The House of Representatives has approved on… link: PCG may soon get its own hospital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Initial list of dead, injured in Jolo bombings

Updated @ 7:30 p.m., Jan. 27, 2019, to indicate Philippine Coast Guard dead and injured MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities in Sulu released Sunday evening a partial list of the dead and injured in the twin blasts that earlier rocked the Marian Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, the provincial capital. The names were provided by the Integrated Provincial Health Office of Sulu and the Camp Gen. Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital. The Philippine Coast Guard also identified which of their personnel were killed and injured. Dead Seaman Second Class Jaypee Galicha, 26, of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Ridzmar Mukadil. 19 Alvacora Llorente Perpetua, 40 ...Keep on reading: Initial list of dead, injured in Jolo bombings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government will fund the construction a ramp or slipway of the Philippine Coast Guard-District Western Visayas (CGDWV) base at Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district to improve disaster response operations at sea. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said that the project would shorten the response time of the disaster units in the […] The post City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

3 injured as cargo vessel collides with fastcraft at Lauis Ledge

  CEBU CITY---At least three persons were injured after a cargo vessel collided with a fastcraft at Lauis Ledge in Talisay City on Thursday evening (October 18). The Philippine Coast Guard- Cebu (PCG) received the collision alarm at around 8:45 p.m.   Involved in the collision the fastcraft MV Fastcat M11 and the cargo vessel MV Ocean United, owned by the Oceanic Shipping Lines.   PCG-Cebu spokesperson Lt. Jg. Mike Encina said three persons of the fast craft sustained injuries. "One of the three passengers was rushed to hospital," said Encina. Encina said the middle part of the fastcraft was also damaged. It however managed to return safely to Pier ...Keep on reading: 3 injured as cargo vessel collides with fastcraft at Lauis Ledge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Ex-coast guard chief, 24 others charged with graft

The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file graft charges at the Sandiganbayan against former Philippine Coast Guard chief William Melad and 24 others for their alleged involvement in the irregular disbursements and procurement of office and construction supplies worth P68 million in 2014. Ordered charged were Melad, retired Commandant Rodolfo Isorena (25 [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Soldiers, cops, PCG get bus fare discount

Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will now enjoy a 20-percent discount on bus fares......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Soldiers, cops, PCG get bus fare discount

Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will now enjoy a 20-percent discount on bus fares......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

MANILA, Philippines – Active-duty personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will now be able to get a 20% discount on bus fares . The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the fare discount can be used for both city and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

PBA: Kevin Alas undergoes successful surgery anew

A week after re-tearing his right knee at the Ynares Center last Feb. 2, NLEX Road Warriors guard Kevin Alas went under the knife Saturday evening and the operation was a success, said Louie Alas, Kevin's father. The older Alas also added that his son requested to stay a couple of days more in the hospital since the area still felt excruciating pain, especially after the anesthetic had worn off. "Usually kasi ano yan eh, yung procedure na yan, pagkatapos pwede ka nang lumabas. Pero naexperience na namin last year, sabi ko after six hours, sobrang sakit nung wala na yung anesthesia," shared Coach Louie. "So inanticipate ko na, sabi ko mag-ano ka na lang, pa-admit ka nalang ng one to two days para at least may mga pain reliever ditong ready." The Phoenix mentor also shared that his son is in a positive mood, though still feeling the ill effects of the surgery. "Okay naman siya. He’s in high spirit na. Ayaw lang kumain," Alas said. The former Letran guard, who just played five games into the season after tearing his ACL for the first time March 2018, will be beginning therapy once again in two weeks' time. However, due to the incident, Kevin could not be reached for comments the past days since he did not want to discuss basketball. Despite that, the older Alas thinks his son could have followed the recently-concluded game, which saw Phoenix lose their first game of the Philippine Cup against Rain or Shine in overtime, 98-94. __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

2019 NBA Trade Deadline roundup staff report Here's a recap of all the deals done immediately before the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Sixers add Ennis for pick swap Sixers receive: F James Ennis Rockets receive: Rights to 2021 second-round pick swap Official Release: Sixers Instant Analysis: After trading several rotation pieces while bulking their starting lineup, the Sixers began to add depth behind the star-laden openers. The well-traveled Ennis has proven able to contribute effectively as a starter or off the bench through four-plus NBA seasons in Houston, Memphis, Detroit, Miami and New Orleans. * * * Three-team deal ends with Mirotic to Bucks Pistons receive: F Thon Maker Bucks receive: F Nikola Mirotic Pelicans receive: F/C Jason Smith F Stanley Johnson Four future second-round picks (via Detroit) Official Release: Bucks | Pistons | Pelicans Instant Analysis: The Bucks completed a two-stage, three-team deal heading into the deadline. First, discontented big man Maker went to Detroit for Johnson ... who was then redirected with veteran Smith and four second-round picks to the Pelicans for Mirotic. Adding yet another sharpshooting big around Giannis Antetokounmpo should only heighten the matchup nightmares Milwaukee presents. * * * Third move for backcourt duo Pacers receive: G Nik Stauskas G Wade Baldwin IV Rights to Maarty Leunen 2021 second-round pick Rockets receive: Cash considerations Official Release: Pacers Instant Analysis: This marks the fourth team in as many days for the backcourt duo, who began the week playing for Portland and have made stops in Cleveland (for Rodney Hood) and Houston (in a three-teamer with Sacramento) on the way to Indiana. Neither have earned much in the way of playing time, though Stauskas still carries the weight of a 3-point threat in the making. * * * Grizzlies trade Memphis stalwart Gasol to Toronto Raptors receive: C Marc Gasol Grizzlies receive: C Jonas Valanciunas G Delon Wright F/G CJ Miles 2024 second-round pick Official Release: Raptors Instant Analysis: With their fellow Eastern Conference contenders making moves, Toronto didn't sit still, adding a talented veteran center to their formidable mix. The transition should be eased since Gasol played with Kyle Lowry (2008-09, in Memphis), albeit before the point guard elevated above his current All-Star plateau. The Grizzlies gain a solid pivot in Valanciunas, a prospective wing piece in Wright and the satisfaction of sending Gasol on to a winning situation. * * * Bradley headed to Memphis Grizzlies receive: G Avery Bradley Clippers receive: G/F Garrett Temple F JaMychal Green Official Release: Clippers | Grizzlies Instant Analysis: Once the Clippers unloaded Tobias Harris to Philly, the focus became clearing further cap space, with flyers on Temple and Green, both expiring contracts. Bradley, a hard-nosed defender in the Memphis mold, should fit in nicely wherever deployed by the Grizzlies. * * * Zubac locker room reshuffled in LA Lakers receive: C Mike Muscala Clippers receive: F Michael Beasley C Ivica Zubac Official Release: Clippers | Lakers Instant Analysis: The deal clears a cap hold off the Lakers' offseason books, as Zubac was set to enter restricted free agency. With no major moves prior to the deadline, the Lakers have apparently lasered in on the summer options. * * * Fultz finally redirected, to Orlando Magic receive: G Markelle Fultz Sixers receive: F Jonathon Simmons Protected 2019 first-round pick 2019 second-round pick Official Release: Magic | Sixers Instant Analysis: After an injury-marred season-plus with the Sixers, 2017 No. 1 overall pick Fultz will attempt to find his footing in Orlando, where he's headed in exchange for Simmons and a pair of 2019 draft picks. Simmons helps flesh out the rotation depth in Philly, while the picks begin the asset rebuild after this week's trade for Tobias Harris. * * * Blazers acquire Labissiere Trail Blazers receive: F Skal Labissiere Kings receive: F Caleb Swanigan Official release: Kings | Blazers Instant Analysis: Two West coast teams swap young forwards in the hopes that a change of scenery will more fully unearth their respective talent. * * * Guard swap in the South Hawks receive: G Shelvin Mack Grizzlies receive: G Tyler Dorsey Official Release: Hawks | Grizzlies Instant Analysis: It's a return trip to Atlanta for Mack, who played 172 games for the Hawks from 2012-16. He will help soak up minutes behind and mentor rookie guard Trae Young. The Grizzlies get younger with Dorsey, who is reunited with former Oregon teammate Dillon Brooks. * * * Greg Monroe to Nets, then waived Nets receive: C Greg Monroe 2021 second-round pick Raptors receive: Cash considerations Official Release: Nets Instant Analysis: The Nets gain a second-round pick in order to help the Raptors save dollars against the cap and luxury tax. Monroe, however, was waived after being acquired. * * * Hawks acquire Jabari Bird Hawks receive: G Jabari Bird Cash considerations Celtics receive: Conditional 2020 second-round pick Official Release: Hawks Instant Analysis: Bird hasn't played in a game this season, and was expected to be waived by Atlanta. * * * Shumpert to Rockets in three-team trade Rockets receive: G Iman Shumpert G Nik Stauskas G Wade Baldwin IV 2021 second-round pick Kings receive: G Alec Burks 2020 second-round pick Cavaliers receive: G Brandon Knight F Marquese Chriss 2019 first-round pick 2022 second-round pick Official release: Cavaliers Instant Analysis: The Rockets reshuffled their bench depth with this three-team trade. Shumpert help bolster the Rockets' guard rotation as they battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Shortly after this deal was announced, the Rockets dealt Stauskas and Baldwin IV to the Indiana Pacers (see above). For the Kings, Shumpert was less necessary to their team after acquiring Harrison Barnes from the Mavericks in a separate deal on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday voted against the approval of the "pork-filled" P3.8 trillion proposed national budget as he compared its passage to "signing a blank check" as they did not have enough time to scrutinize the spending bill. "I dissent from the approval of the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act," Drilon said in an interview before the bicameral conference committee approved the General Appropriations Bill. READ: Deadlock ends as Senate-House panel approves P3.8-T nat'l budget for 2019 "It is unfortunate that the Senate did not have sufficient time to review the General Appropriations Bill submitted by the House of Repr...Keep on reading: Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Coast Guard vessels search for missing plane

Two vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have been dispatched to conduct search and rescue operations for an aircraft and its two Indian pilots that went missing on its way back to Plaridel airport in Bulacan on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

PBA: Kevin Alas confirmed to have another torn ACL

Some unfortunate news have been verified. Kevin Alas has indeed suffered another ACL tear in the same right knee as confirmed by the NLEX Road Warriors. We regret to inform the public that @kevinlouiealas sustained an ACL injury on his right knee during our February 2 game against the Meralco Bolts. Our medical team is set to confirm the extent of the injury through MRI results on Tuesday, February 5. #ArangkadaAlas — NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019 Saturday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Alas hurt his right knee after going down from a rebound play against the Meralco Bolts. Alas tried to continue playing but was eventually checked out of NLEX’s eventual victory in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Alas tried to downplay the injury and hoped for the best post-game just before he went to the hospital for an MRI. However, lady luck proved to be not on Kevin’s side as he did suffer from another torn ACL. Alas first injured his right knee early in Game 5 of the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals also at the Ynares Center. The NLEX guard was just five games into his return from the initial ACL tear.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Security in Iloilo ports ‘tripled’

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Iloilo said security measures in Iloilo seaports were tripled in response to recent terror attacks. The PCG activated its heightened alert status following the recent terror attacks in Mindanao. “Kon sa Dinagyang, naka-heightened alert. Kon double to amon nga ubra, subong gina-triple namon para maiwasan ta nga masudlan kita (sang terror groups) diri sa Iloilo,” said Lt. Commander […] The post Security in Iloilo ports ‘tripled’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

LOOK: Here are the 2019 NBA All-Star Game reserves

NBA press release NEW YORK – Two-time Kia NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and four first-time All-Stars lead the list of 14 players selected by the NBA’s head coaches as reserves for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. The 68th NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 18, PHL time). NBA All-Star 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. Joining Westbrook as reserves in the Western Conference player pool are San Antonio Spurs forward-center LaMarcus Aldridge, New Orleans Pelicans forward-center Anthony Davis, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns.  Jokić has been named an NBA All-Star for the first time. The Eastern Conference reserve pool includes three first-time NBA All-Star selections: Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, Philadelphia 76ers guard-forward Ben Simmons and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vučević.  They are joined by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo. Team captains LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks will draft the NBA All-Star Game rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference. The team rosters will be revealed on TNT in a special NBA All-Star Draft Show on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET (Feb. 8, PHL time). James and Antetokounmpo will make their picks without regard for a player’s conference affiliation or position.  Each captain will choose 11 players to complete a 12-man roster. The 2019 NBA All-Star Draft rules include: - The eight starters (aside from James and Antetokounmpo) will be drafted in the First Round. - The 14 reserves will be drafted in the Second Round. - As the top overall vote-getter among fans, James will have the first pick in the First Round (Starters).  Antetokounmpo will have the first pick in the Second Round (Reserves). - The captains will alternate picks in each round until all players in that round have been selected. The 10 All-Star Game starters, unveiled last week, were selected by fans, current NBA players and a media panel.  The Eastern Conference starter pool consists of Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving and the Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker. The Western Conference starter pool is James, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City’s Paul George and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden. The 14 All-Star Game reserves were selected by the NBA’s 30 head coaches. The coaches voted for seven players in their respective conferences – two guards, three frontcourt players and two additional players at either position group. They were not permitted to vote for players from their own team. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will select the replacement for any player unable to participate in the All-Star Game, choosing a player from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Team LeBron will be coached by the head coach from the Western Conference team with the best record through games played on Sunday, Feb. 3 (Feb. 4, PHL time). Team Giannis will be led by the head coach from the Eastern Conference team with the best record through games played on Feb. 3 (Feb. 4, PHL time). Below is a closer look at the NBA All-Star Game reserves: 2019 NBA ALL-STAR GAME RESERVES Western Conference Player Pool The Western Conference @NBAAllStar Reserve Pool!@aldridge_12 @AntDavis23 Nikola Jokic@Dame_Lillard @KlayThompson @KarlTowns @russwest44 #NBAAllStar — NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019 • LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs (7th All-Star selection): Aldridge is an All-Star for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. The Spurs have now had at least one player selected to 21 consecutive All-Star Games, the NBA’s longest active streak. • Anthony Davis, Pelicans (6th All-Star selection): An All-Star for the sixth year in a row, Davis scored a record 52 points in the 2017 All-Star Game. • Nikola Jokić, Nuggets (1st All-Star selection): Selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Serbian center is Denver’s first All-Star since the 2010-11 season (Carmelo Anthony).   • Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (4th All-Star selection): Lillard is the fourth player to earn at least four All-Star nods with Portland, joining Clyde Drexler (eight), Aldridge (four) and Sidney Wicks (four). • Klay Thompson, Warriors (5th All-Star selection): This marks the fifth consecutive All-Star selection for Thompson, who made a game-high five three-pointers and scored 15 points in the 2018 All-Star Game. • Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves (2nd All-Star selection): Towns is the third player to be named an All-Star multiple times with Minnesota, along with Kevin Garnett (10) and Kevin Love (three). • Russell Westbrook, Thunder (8th All-Star selection): An All-Star for the eighth time in the last nine seasons, Westbrook is the only player to win the Kia NBA All-Star MVP Award outright in back-to-back years (2015 and 2016). Eastern Conference Player Pool The Eastern Conference @NBAAllStar Reserve Pool!@RealDealBeal23 @blakegriffin23 @Klow7 @Khris22m @VicOladipo @BenSimmons25 @NikolaVucevic #NBAAllStar — NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019 • Bradley Beal, Wizards (2nd All-Star selection): This is the second straight All-Star selection for Beal, who scored 14 points in his All-Star Game debut last year. • Blake Griffin (6th All-Star selection): Griffin is set to appear in the All-Star Game for the first time since 2014, when he scored 38 points as a member of the LA Clippers. • Kyle Lowry, Raptors (5th All-Star selection): With his fifth consecutive All-Star nod, Lowry becomes the second player to be named to at least five All-Star teams after not being selected in any of his first eight seasons, joining Chauncey Billups. • Khris Middleton, Bucks (1st All-Star selection): The 39th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft joins Antetokounmpo to give Milwaukee multiple All-Stars in the same season for the first time since 2000-01 (Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson). • Victor Oladipo, Pacers (2nd All-Star selection): Oladipo has been named an All-Star in each of his two seasons with Indiana. He sustained a season-ending ruptured quad tendon in his right knee on Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time). • Ben Simmons, 76ers (1st All-Star selection): The reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year makes his All-Star debut in his second season – just as Philadelphia teammate Embiid did last year. • Nikola Vučević, Magic (1st All-Star selection): The eight-year NBA veteran from Montenegro is Orlando’s first All-Star selection since the 2011-12 season (Dwight Howard).  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

NFL security chief: No threats to Super Bowl have surfaced

By Jeff Martin, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The National Football League is not aware of any security threats against the Super Bowl, now four days away, the league's top security officer said Wednesday. "We have no credible or specific threats that have been brought to our attention," NFL Chief Security Officer Cathy Lanier said. She spoke at a news conference in host city Atlanta alongside the nation's Homeland Security secretary as well as state and local law officers. Outside, low-flying helicopters swooped over Atlanta's downtown and police patrolled the streets on horseback, bicycles and on foot. On the ground, trained police canines sniffed visitors to some hotels and other buildings. The New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday. Despite the recently ended partial government shutdown, Homeland Security employees are committed to keeping the Super Bowl secure, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said. "Protecting an event such as the Super Bowl is no easy task," Nielsen said. "I want to make clear that despite last month's lapse in funding, DHS employees are and have been committed to keeping our nation and Super Bowl 53 secure," she added. More than 600 employees from her agency will be protecting the city, she said. U.S. Secret Service officers and members of the Coast Guard also will be on the ground and joining local and state police and other agencies, Nielsen said. "We've conducted more than 100 different physical and cybersecurity assessments and conducted outreach activities ... so that any vulnerabilities can be addressed before they are exploited," Nielsen said. "Part of what we bring to bear is our expertise in the tactics and techniques that potential adversaries could bring against events such as these in crowded places." The U.S. Department of Energy advised residents not to be alarmed by low-flying choppers equipped with radiation-sensing technology. The aim is to measure naturally occurring radiation to establish baseline levels — a routine step in securing major events, the agency said. Air space in the area of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be restricted and drones will not be allowed to fly. City police officers are working 12-hour shifts and aim to be highly visible, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said. For local police, the greatest concerns in recent days have been the weather and traffic, and weather conditions are expected to improve in the days before the Super Bowl. Shields urged motorists to use public transportation, which would keep some cars off the streets. "If you must drive, please, please, please secure any valuables and your firearms prior to coming," Shields said. She said police are relying on the public to call 911 if anything seems suspicious. "We just really, really want to emphasize, if people see something that is strange, a little off, or gives them any pause to call 911 immediately," Shields said. "Let us sort through it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

SP approves P50-M fund for command center

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo AFTER a weeklong deliberation, the Sangguniang Panlungsod finally approved the P50-million Supplemental Budget for the temporary command center and additional equipment of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO). The budget is allotted for the Construction of the Multi-purpose building for Offices at Ker & Co. Site and Equipment for […] The post SP approves P50-M fund for command center appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

PCG tightens security in Mindanao ports after twin blasts

MANILA, Philippines --- All Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) units stationed in Mindanao, the southern region of the archipelago, has been ordered to tighten security measures around all ports following the Jolo twin blasts on Sunday that killed at least 20 people and injured 81 others. READ:Jolo twin blasts death toll reaches 20, with 81 others injured "I am reiterating the instructions of [Department of Transportation] Secretary Arthur Tugade to ensure that all security measures are in place and strictly implemented particularly in all ports in Southern Philippines," Adm. Elson Hermogino, PCG commandant, said in a statement issued shortly after the incident. "Be vigilant and keep ...Keep on reading: PCG tightens security in Mindanao ports after twin blasts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Up next for rehab: Manila Bay | ABS-CBN News

Up next for rehab: Manila Bay ABS-CBN News Members of the House committee on Metro Manila Development ride a Coast Guard ship with Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Interior Secretary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019