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PH-Payatas misses podium in Street Child World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines-Payatas team may have missed out on a podium finish in the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, May 16, but still emerged as winners off the field. The team – an all-girls football squad composed mostly of players from Payatas, Quezon ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 16th, 2018

Team Philippines falls short of podium finish in Street Child World Cup

Team Philippines has nothing to be ashamed of despite falling short of winning a medal in the girls' division of the 2018 Street Child World Cup held in Moscow, Russia.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

PH-Payatas falters vs Brazil in Street Child World Cup semis

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines-Payatas team suffered the same fate it experienced 4 years ago after it absorbed a 0-1 loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russin on Monday, May 14. The all-girls football squad, which settled for silver in the tourney's 2014 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Philippine booters advance to Street Child World Cup QF

With its 6-0 win over India Saturday and having edged out England by goal difference, the Philippines’ Payatas-based all-girls team jumped to the top of Group C rankings in the Street Child World Cup to earn the right to face Mauritius in the quarterfinals on Sunday in Moscow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Biado-De Luna tandem misses out on World Cup of Pool semis

  MANILA, Philippines – Carlo Biado and Jeff de Luna saw their run in the World Cup of Pool 2018 come to a screeching halt as the Philippines absorbed a crushing 1-9 quarterfinal loss to China B on Saturday, May 19, in Shanghai, China. The Filipino tandem ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Britain’s Prince Harry weds US former actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in a pomp-filled ceremony at Windsor Castle, a globally-watched event overshadowed in the build-up by her fractious family’s feuding. Some 100,000 people are expected in Windsor, west of London, for the historic moment and street parties and afternoon teas are being [...] The post Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Red Bull 3×3 tournament returns this June

After a successful staging last year, Red Bull Reign returns for another run in Manila this June. Top street ballers in the metro have a chance to compete against the world's best in the World.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

MANILA! 🇵🇭 Infamous Divisoria Filipino STREET FOOD Night Market 🇵🇭 BIGGEST in THE WORLD – Manila Video

MANILA! 🇵🇭 Infamous Divisoria Filipino STREET FOOD Night Market 🇵🇭 BIGGEST in THE WORLD – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Wacky ‘Ronaldo’ comedy a surprise hit at Cannes

A surreal comedy that features a superstar footballer bearing a striking resemblance to Cristiano Ronaldo has become the surprise sensation of the Cannes film festival. "Diamantino" follows a preening metrosexual goal machine with a fondness for displaying his waxed torso at every possible occasion. But the eponymous hero's life falls apart when he misses a penalty in the World Cup final for Portugal on the same night his father dies. Every time he bears down on goal afterwards he is haunted by images of gigantic pink Pekingese lapdogs blocking his way. Having lost his killer touch, his career ends in disgrace. Desperate to rebuild his life, the star "sets ou...Keep on reading: Wacky ‘Ronaldo’ comedy a surprise hit at Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Young Celtics look to stop James, Cavaliers

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com For a few days at least, much of the talk about this rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference finals will focus on what might have been. In what could have offered some poetic closure to the Eastern Conference portion of this season, former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving would be taking on his old team and, specifically, LeBron James, the superstar “big brother” whom he’d dissed by demanding a trade. Meanwhile, in a more perfect pulp-fiction world, Cleveland would be setting loose point guard Isaiah Thomas on the Boston Celtics, giving him a chance for payback to the team that dealt him away the instant it sniffed the chance to land Irving. Those plotlines are kaput; Irving’s season ended in March with left knee surgery, Thomas got dealt from Cleveland at the February trade deadline. The best we’ll get now are sideline shots of Irving in street clothes on Boston’s bench, reacting to the series’ ebbs and flows. Thomas might be limited to tweeting from afar. That leaves one clear, distinct narrative: The King of the East vs. perhaps the best collection of aspirants to his throne. James is trying to cap one of his most remarkable seasons by advancing to his eighth consecutive Finals, having led the Cavaliers to the past three after four with the Miami Heat. He has coaxed and carried these Cavs along a steep learning curve, finally getting them spiffed up by the end of their sweep of Toronto. “He’s been doing this for a long time,” Boston’s Marcus Smart said after the clincher over Philadelphia. “He’s, if not the greatest, one of the greatest to do it. What better way than to go up and compete against a guy that’s [going to have] statues and things like that.” The Celtics, by contrast, are a team trying to write fresh history. They’re ahead of schedule, too, given Irving’s absence and the loss of prize free agent Gordon Hayward way back on opening night to a gruesome leg injury, coincidentally, in Cleveland. Boston put out a talented Milwaukee Bucks club in the opening round, then dumped the Philadelphia 76ers -- another rising franchise in the East – in five games. And for those who think the West has the sexier conference clash, this one offers a pretty slick matchup: James against Boston coach Brad Stevens. Widely regarded as a master tactician, Stevens -- whose Celtics lost in five games to the Cavaliers in last year’s East finals -- gets another multi-game shot. In last year’s series, James averaged these numbers to beat: 29.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 6.8 apg, 2.2 spg and 1.2 bpg. 3 quick questions and answers 1. Who guards LeBron? This is the first question (or should be) of every preview of every playoff series every year of James’ career since he first started qualifying in 2006. Toronto used the length of OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam on James but neither of the Celtics’ young, long forwards -- Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum -- would be ideal for the duty, because Boston needs their scoring. Brown will take his turn but look for Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart in the crosshairs, counting on their physical force to bother Cleveland’s star. With undoubtedly lots of help and different looks, all the while sticking close to shooters like Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and Kevin Love. Said center Aron Baynes late Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): “We know where the head of the snake is and we know what we have to focus on but he’s got a lot of great role players around him and some other guys that can really create as well. 2. Will Point Guard Showdown 1A be a letdown? So instead of Irving vs. Thomas, we’ll get Terry Rozier vs. George Hill. That’s not a bad backup plan, because Rozier has had a star-is-born postseason so far and Hill has been a huge help to the Cavs after missing 3.5 games in the first round. Hill has more experience and is a scrappy defender, but Rozier -- who averaged 16.7 points and shot 47.1 percent from three in the regular season vs. Cleveland -- has speed and energy that might swing this matchup in Boston’s favor. 3. Will Love love this matchup with Horford? Kevin Love doesn’t like playing center, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue likes the effect that has on opposing defenses. Love has an inside-outside game that makes him a tough cover for both the big fives and for more agile power-forward types. The challenge in this round is how Love copes with Al Horford, who has comparable forward’s skills. It won’t be a traditional battle of bigs, for which Love will be grateful after tangling with Toronto’s jumbo Jonas Valanciunas. The number to know 18.5 -- The Cavs scored 121.5 points per 100 possessions in the conference semifinals against Toronto, 18.5 more than they scored in the first round against Indiana (103.0). The Indy series was too close for comfort; The Pacers actually outscored Cleveland by 40 points in the series and Cavs not named James registered an effective field goal percentage of just 47 percent (the league average is 52 percent). But things were much different against the No. 1 seed, with Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith combining to shoot 24-for-38 (63 percent) from 3-point range and Kevin Love recovering from a funk to average 25 points on 54 percent shooting over the final three games. The Cavs' defense remains a question, but they always have the ability to score points in bunches. The Celtics had the No. 1 defense in the regular season and the regular season series was on the ugly side (the teams combined to score just 100 points per 100 possessions), but Boston will have to pick its poison with James surrounded by shooters that have started to shoot well. -- John Schuhmann Making the pick The Cavaliers won two of the three meetings between these teams in the regular season, with their more impressive victory coming mere days after the Cleveland roster makeover at the trade deadline. The Cavs were plus-11 in the season series, James averaged 24.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 8.3 apg, Boston shot 30-of-106 from three and ... aw, who are we kidding? Regular season results matter little now. James is determined to win his 24th consecutive Eastern Conference series to reach his eighth straight Finals. He was a maestro vs. the Raptors in drawing out his teammates’ games. The Celtics, allowing for their injuries, already have overachieved. That ends here. Cavaliers in 6......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

World shares mixed as Trump decision on Iran deal approaches

European shares are mostly lower after a day of gains in Asia, as a decision by President Donald Trump looms on whether to pull out of the US nuclear deal. Keeping score Germany's DAX dropped 0.5 percent to 12,885.50 and the CAC 40 in France lost 0.3 percent to 5,513.20. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent higher to 7,575.63. The future for the S&P 500 slipped 0.2 percent to 2,664.50 and the future for the Dow lost 0.1 percent to 24,265.00, pointing to a downbeat start on Wall Street. Asia's day Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index added 0.2 percent to 22,508.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed 1.4 percent to 30,402.81. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.8 percent ...Keep on reading: World shares mixed as Trump decision on Iran deal approaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

World markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, May 7, 2018. Most Asian stock markets started the week higher following strong gains.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Japan, Germany emerge victorious in inaugural FIVB Manila Open

Despite coming from countries which experience the cold confines of winter, Japan and Germany sizzled and came out as the Queens and Kings of the sand court at the conclusion of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open at the SM Sands by the Bay. The Japanese tandem of Nishibori Takemi and Kosano Ayumi defeated Spain's Paula Soria Gutierrez and María Belén Carro Márquez de Acuña despite the scorching bayside afternoon heat in straight sets, 21-14, 21-18. With the victory, the gold medallists have gone undefeated in the tournament, 6-0, while the silver medalists ended the tournament with a 5-1 slate.  Meanwhile, their countrymates were not as lucky in the bronze medal match, as the top-seeded Paraguay tandem of Erika Bobadilla and Michelle Amarilla managed to eke out a 21-17, 21-16 victory over Tanaka Shinako and Sakurako Fujii in the preceding match. Takemi and Nishibori advanced to the Finals after beating Tanaka and Fujii, 21-13, 21-16, in the semis while Bobadilla and Amarilla won over Soria Gutierrez and Carro Márquez de Acuña, 21-16, 21-15. #FIVBManilaOpen Women's Division Podium Finishers: 1st: Japan 🇯🇵 2nd: España 🇪🇸 3rd: Paraguay 🇵🇾@abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/PLxetGh9aN — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018 In the men's division, the Germans defeated the Russians as they came back and won a grueling three-set affair,15-21, 23-21, 15-9, to be crowned the kings of the Manila sand court. Max-Jonas Karpa and Milan Sievers took advantage of the visibly tired Russian duo of Petr Bakhnar and Taras Myskiv, finding open holes in the defense and winning jousts to take home the gold an a $1000 cash prize.  Meanwhile, Switzerland's Michiel Zandbergen and Gabriel Kissling won third after stifling Spanish brothers Javier and Alejandro Huerta Pastor in a thrilling match, 22-20, 19-21, 15-13. It was a see-saw third set which saw both teams exchanging leads. However, it seems the final change of the sides of the court did wonders for the Swiss nationals as Zandbergen emphatically rejected two straight attacks to clinch the third spot.  Bakhnar and Myskiv went to the finals by defeating the Huerta Pastor brothers, 21-18, 17-21, 21-18, while Karpa and Sievers won over Zandbergen and Kissling in the semis, 21-17, 21-16. #FIVBManilaOpen Men's Division Podium Finishers: 1st: Germany 🇩🇪 2nd: Russia 🇷🇺 3rd: Switzerland 🇨🇭@abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/hwwXsj5w75 — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018  The four-day tournament, which featured teams from 23 different countries, featured eight teams, four each for the men's and women's bracket from the Philippines. #FIVBManilaOpen winners celebrate at the podium with champagne @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/VdVEvPU3Ew — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018 UAAP beach volleyball veteran Sisi Rondina and Beach Volleyball Republic founder Dzi Gervacio, used their wit and skill up to the quarterfinals, where they bowed to Japan's Shinako Tanaka and Fujii Sakurako, which went to three sets and went in the favor of the Japanese, 13-21, 21-17, 11-15, Saturday afternoon. READ MORE: Kaya nating sumabay, kaya nating manalo -- Rondina “Sana ito na talaga ang reason why the Philippines should have a good, long term and continuous program for beach volleyball,” said Gervacio to ABS-CBN Sports' Mark Escarlote after their loss against Japan. “Kita naman natin na with just two weeks of practice, never ko ‘tong naging partner si Sisi and never ko itong naging teammate kahit saan but we’ve managed to play until the quarterfinals.” The former Ateneo Lady Eagle also hopes that this will be a springboard for the development of the popularity of the sport in the country. "Sana ito na ang heads up to everyone na, ‘Tara let’s start a beach volleyball program.’ We’ve won against USA and Canada and I think that’s a good turnout for someone who’s very young and a young team in beach volleyball." With the win in the one-star tournament, the participants recieved a $1000 prize for first, $700 for second, and $500 for third, coupled with their corresponding FIVB ranking points.       -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Child labor: The Devil’s work 

Cynthia, Pedro, and Luis, are you old enough to work?   Twelve-year-old kids are allowed in Egypt and Senegal for seasonal work, and in Benin for light agriculture. Thirteen-year-olds are allowed to work in Denmark as shop assistants, in Tunisia and Switzerland for light non-industrial labor.   A 14-year-old is permitted by law in Cyprus for construction, in India and Sri Lanka for street trades. A 15-year-old child is permitted to work in Thailand in bars, and in Dominican Republic in mining.   In 1992, the employment of Filipino children below 15 years old was made both illegal and unethical, courtesy of RA 7610 and RA 7658. As expected, Shell Phili...Keep on reading: Child labor: The Devil’s work .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

This champ uses jiu-jitsu to help victims of child sex abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Ask jiu-jitsu world champion Meggie Ochoa about her life outside the sport she loves, and she'll probably have a hard time answering you. Not that it matters to her. Ochoa has found her life's purpose in jiu-jitsu. What was just a recreational activity, she now ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Show-stopping wheels

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) has just wrapped up last April 5 to 8, at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, counting an astounding 100,000 plus attendees over its four days of exhibition. The showcase was comprised of current models, a few upcoming ones and lots of aftermarket accessories, tuned street cars and restored… link: Show-stopping wheels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Red Bull gets unwanted Bahrain GP double as both cars retire

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Two races into the Formula One season and Red Bull has yet to secure a podium finish. The team got an unwanted double at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen retiring early on. Verstappen punctured his rear left tire when trying a risky overtaking move on the inside of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes after a frantic start. Verstappen rocketed up from 15th on the grid and almost overtook Hamilton — starting ninth — with an audacious move on the inside. But it came at a price as he retired soon after coming back into the pits. Hamilton was perhaps lucky to stay in the race after Verstappen came perilously close to shunting the world champion off the track. "There needs to be a certain respect between drivers. I need to watch it again, but it didn't feel like a respectful move," Hamilton said. "It was a silly move for him because he didn't finish the race and obviously he's tending to make quite a few mistakes recently." It has been a frustrating start to the season for Verstappen, who span after pushing his car too hard at the Australian GP two weeks ago. He finished sixth in Melbourne. "Due to the hit with Lewis we sustained some more severe damage than just the puncture," Verstappen said. "It was shaping up to be an exciting race." Verstappen, who has earned a reputation for his dazzling but somewhat risky driving, has clashed with senior drivers in the past. The 20-year-old Dutchman, however, did not feel he was in the wrong. "In my opinion there was plenty of room for the both of us to go around that corner," Verstappen said. Ricciardo started from fourth on the grid but was undone by an electrical failure after just one lap. "This sport can rip your heart out, it's brutal sometimes," the Australian driver said. "Coming in to turn eight I lost all power, everything switched off without warning and I couldn't do anything." Ricciardo had topped first practice on Friday, boosting his confidence. "I really felt like we were going to be in with a good chance," he said. "Being out so early in a race is just the worst feeling, especially when it's a night race and you are up all day waiting for those two hours and after two minutes it's over." Red Bull enjoyed a strong finish last year from Verstappen and some encouraging pre-season testing raised expectations for 2018. "A brutally harsh race for us today," team principal Christian Horner said. "It is extremely disappointing, particularly when we had a race car today that was capable of challenging Ferrari and Mercedes. Thankfully the next race is only one week away." Red Bull will hope to finally make the podium at the Chinese GP next weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

PH tourism board cancels World Street Food Congress 2018 – organizers - Rappler

PH tourism board cancels World Street Food Congress 2018 – organizers - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

PH tourism board cancels World Street Food Congress 2018 – organizers

MANILA, Philippines – Days after the cancellation of Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) 2018 was made public, the organizers of the World Street Food Congress (WSFC) said that their event would also not push through.  In a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 3, the WSFC said that the event presenter, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Int’l Children’s Book Day 2018: How reading can make your child more fluent and imaginative

Monday, April 2 marks International Children's Book Day 2018, which aims to promote and inspire a love of reading among children around the world. Reading is not only a source of joy for both children and parents, but also has many added health benefits, whether books are read alone or together as a family. Here we round up some recent research on the benefits for children's health, development and imagination. Boost language learning A 2015 United States study which looked at the effects of different toys on children's learning found that traditional toys, including books, were more effective in increasing the quantity and quality of language than modern electronic toys. The s...Keep on reading: Int’l Children’s Book Day 2018: How reading can make your child more fluent and imaginative.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Philippine Opera Company to hold summer workshop on singing, performing arts

Opera Haus, the home of the Philippine Opera Company (POC) on Bautista Street, Makati City, is a small world all its own. Its features include a reception area, a black box theater, a rooftop which can be rented out for events, a caf and a small kitchen where artists can bond, bring food ingredients, cook and share this with other artists. There are one-on-one sessions for voice, piano and guitar, a regular season which has started with a Young Artists Series concert at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and, come April, the "Music & Movements" POC Summer Workshop. This begins on April 16 and will last for a month, three times a week. The ensemble works...Keep on reading: Philippine Opera Company to hold summer workshop on singing, performing arts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018