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Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 29th, 2017

Pia Wurtzback apologizes for “wanting gay child” comment

“Lesson learned: always always be cautious with what you say!” That’s what Pia Wurtzback wrote on her Twitter account after she received ill comments on her statement of desiring to oneThe post Pia Wurtzback apologizes for “wanting gay child” comment appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach says comment on wanting gay child ‘misinterpreted’

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach on Wednesday apologized to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over her comment on wa.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

UAAP Finals: UP apologizes for school official s controversial post towards Ateneo players

The University of the Philippines has categorically distanced itself from controversial statements posted on social media by one of its school officials. “We dissociate ourselves as a Board from Regent [Spocky] Farolan’s statements and actions,” the UP Board of Regents (BOR), the school’s highest decision-making body, said in a statement released on Monday. It then continued, “Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse sowing fear and confusion especially at a time when (UP’s) attention should have been focused on the rising successes of its athletic program. We view with extreme disapproval and condemn violence in any form.” Last Sunday, Farolan posted on his Facebook account a cryptic message that seemed to hint at forthcoming injuries to Ateneo players. “Sayang hindi kumpleto ang players ng Ateneo sa Wednesday. Tatlo injured. Pili na kayo kung sinu-sino mga yon,” he said, adding three devil emojis at the end of it. The post was made a day after the Blue Eagles topped the Fighting Maroons to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Finals in UAAP Season 81. The post went viral not long after and Farolan came under fire for his cryptic message. He ultimately deleted the post before saying “there was sarcasm in that comment which may not have been immediately and easily perceived by some.” Now, the UP BOR has bared that Farolan has apologized for his post during their board meeting. “The BOR takes note of the apology of Farolan regarding his post that appeared to advocate the use of violence against members of the men’s basketball team of Ateneo,” its statement said. Nonetheless, the UP BOR made it a point to extend apologies to its neighboring school. “We apologize to the officials, staff, and athletes of Ateneo for any anxiety Regent Farolan’s statements may have caused. We also deeply regret the dampening of the euphoria of UP reaching the UAAP Finals,” it said. The BOR also made it a point to state that it is against Farolan’s re-appointment to the board. “Committed to a higher standard of accountability for its members, the BOR withdraws recommendation for the re-appointment of Regent Farolan,” its statement said. The BOR is made up of 11 regents – the head of the Commission on Higher Education; the president of UP; the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture; the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education; the president of the UP Alumni Association; one Faculty Regent; one Staff Regent; one Student Regent; and three presidential appointees. Farolan is a presidential appointee. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Ladlad s wife apologizes to PNP chief for wanting to see her husband

The wife of National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Vicente Ladlad, who was blocked by police personnel as she was attempting to force her way to see her detained husband, apologizes to Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.   Source link link: Ladlad's wife apologizes to PNP chief for wanting to see her husband.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach makes special connection with Super Junior’s Siwon

Pia Wurtzbach has finally been able to answer a K-pop idol's invitation to watch Super Junior's show three years after he invited her. But first, some background on Wurtzbach's fangirl days: Miss Universe 2015 had --- or perhaps has --- a major crush on Super Junior's Siwon, at least according to tweets from 2009 where she described him as "super hot" and fantasized him as her husband. She can't be blamed, given Siwon's hunky good looks and talent. After her Miss Universe win in 2015, the K-pop star congratulated Wurtzbach through an Instagram comment and invited her to the next Super Show. Last Saturday, June 30, the meeting which has been years in the making was finally fulfi...Keep on reading: Pia Wurtzbach makes special connection with Super Junior’s Siwon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for having said there is “a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for having said there is “a special place in hell” for Canadian… link: Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

UK central banker apologizes for ‘menopausal’ remark

LONDON (AP) --- One of Britain's top central bankers apologized Wednesday for saying the British economy is entering a "menopausal" moment, a sexist remark that prompted widespread criticism. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ben Broadbent, the Bank of England's deputy governor for monetary policy, used the "menopausal" metaphor to describe economies that were "past their peak and no longer so potent." The comment sparked a backlash of criticism. "This poor choice of words is very disappointing and distracts from the real issue at hand," said Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general at the Confederation of British Industry, the leading business lobby group. And Frances...Keep on reading: UK central banker apologizes for ‘menopausal’ remark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for Myanmar ‘genocide’ comment

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday apologized to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for calling the Rohingya crisis a “genocide.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Cuban s tanking talk raises key issue for NBA

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for being honest. Cuban told Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Julius Erving on Erving’s podcast a couple of weeks ago that he told his players during a recent dinner that “losing is our best option. Adam (Silver) would hate hearing that…(but) we want the players to understand. As a player, you know that even though you may not agree, but at least if you respect the fact that someone took the time to talk to you, and you understood their perspective, you’re going to give me your feedback, but you’re part of the process.” But the league fined Cuban for what it called “public statements detrimental to the NBA” three days later. And Silver sent a memo to all 30 teams last week detailing the league’s position. “Throughout this period,” Silver wrote, “we have been careful to distinguish between efforts teams may make to rebuild their rosters, including through personnel changes over the course of several seasons, and circumstances in which players or coaches on the floor take steps to lose games. “The former can be a legitimate strategy to construct a successful team within the confines of league rules; the latter -- which we have not found and hope never to see in the NBA -- has no place in our game.” Yet Cuban did not in any way, nor has any evidence to the contrary emerged, state the Mavericks were losing games on purpose; that is, players were intentionally missing shots, or not putting forth effort on defense to let the other team score, or anything like that. (Even Silver acknowledged in the memo that the league has “no basis at this time to conclude that the Mavericks team is giving anything less than its best effort on the court, and Mark has assured us that this is not the case.”) So, why the fine? Was what Cuban said so incendiary? ‘’Mark knew his comments were public, so it surprised me that he was so candid, but that's who Mark is,” said one very high-ranking official from another team over the weekend. “To me his comment wasn't indicating tanking as their strategy but more about setting the expectation that playoffs were not a possibility. The only consolation of not making the playoffs is being in the lottery. You can't blame a team from trying to turn the lemon (losing) into lemonade (top 4 pick). The league needs to find a way not to reward losing.” Exactly. What Cuban said was spot on -- losing to improve the Mavericks’ Draft position was, and is, the best and quickest way for Dallas to get better and start winning games again. That doesn’t mean everyone agreed with Cuban being so blunt. “I think it was a totally inappropriate to say that to players,” said another extremely high-ranking team official for another team. “Whatever the team’s strategy may be, I firmly believe that the players should always play to win. The fine is meaningless to Mark; in fact, sometimes I think he enjoys the publicity he gets from the fines.” But. We ask people to be truthful and not lie about their intentions. We tell our kids that no lie is worth telling, and that telling the truth, no matter how painful, is always the best choice. So Cuban is honest and tells the truth, that short-term losing makes more sense for his franchise’s long-term interests, and he’s relieved of 600 large by the league. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are lauded -- and revel in their slogan, “Trust the Process,” celebrated by the team’s most ardent supporters -- whose central tenet was to lose, and keep losing, until you could draft a player good enough to build around and win down the road. Which is, exactly, what Dallas is doing now. Indeed, increased tanking is the logical extension of an analytics-dominant league. If three is greater than two -- the reasoning behind the primacy of the 3-pointer in today’s NBA -- then doing anything you can to get more ping-pong balls in the hopper is the correct thing to do. You can’t just embrace the parts of doing it by the numbers that are pleasant. This is the flip side. Burying one’s head in the sand and pretending teams don’t do this doesn’t make sense. Everyone does it in every sport, or don’t you recall “Suck for Luck,” the chant of Indianapolis Colts’ fans before the 2012 NFL Draft? What of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros losing 324 games from 2011-13? Were they trying to win games, or did we all imagine them going from $102 million in payroll in 2009 to $26 million by 2013? “I resist the word ‘tanking,’ but I’m very pro ‘rebuilding,’ when it’s necessary,” said Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten, who in a former life ran the Hawks as general manager in the ‘80s and ‘90s, by telephone Sunday. “And, it’s painful,” Kasten said. “You’ve got to explain it to your team, your fans, to your front office, to your coaches, to your wife, to your kids, to the country club. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s nobody’s first choice. But if it’s necessary, it’s often the quickest way to get the team back to winning. And don’t lose sight of that.” Kasten’s Dodgers lost the World Series to the Astros, who methodically built their team the last four years around young drafted players like Series MVP George Springer, last fall in seven games. But not only is he not angry with Houston for the way management took the franchise’s foundation to the studs -- compared with his high-spending Dodgers -- he admires the speed with which they went from worst to first. “I have real feelings about what they did,” Kasten said. “Because Mark Walter (the CEO of Guggenheim Partners, the global firm that bought the Dodgers in 2012) and I, before we bought the Dodgers, we were looking at Houston. Because they were available. And truthfully, when we looked at where they were, we were going to do the same thing. It had to be done. Because they were not on a track to win. And frankly, I don’t think I could have done it as fast, or as well, as (Astros owner) Jim Crane, or (GM) Jeff Luhnow. Because doing that, to the extreme, takes real intestinal fortitude.” Kasten makes a strong distinction between a team cutting payroll and going young and that winds up losing, and one that’s actively seeking ways to lose more games. “All of these owners are hyper-competitive, and they want to win,” Kasten said. “And truthfully, the quickest way to win, at least if you look at the last three world champions, is to rebuild and get young and get prospects and do it that way. And if you don’t think that’s the better way to go, ask the fans in Houston and Chicago and Kansas City how they feel. You won’t get one fan who disagrees with what is done. It is the quickest way to win.” Please do not misunderstand. I hate tanking. I hate the idea of introducing losing into your shop, even indirectly. It’s like a virus, extremely difficult to get rid of once it gets in a franchise’s bloodstream. A ticket is, in essence, a contract between parties: I pay top dollar, you give me top-dollar product in exchange. When a team tanks, it violates that compact; I don’t recall any team that’s given fans a tanking discount. It is also very difficult to tank effectively in the NBA. The last three teams with the best odds of getting the No. 1 in the Draft going into the Lottery -- Boston (2017), Philadelphia (2016) and Minnesota (2015) -- have indeed won. But prior to that, the team with the best odds didn’t get the first pick for 10 consecutive years, and 22 times out of the last 25 years. And even the teams that did buck the odds and get the first pick often picked wrong, or did I miss Anthony Bennett Night in Cleveland, or the Andrea Bargnani statue outside of Air Canada Centre? “The Draft is often a crap shoot anyway,” the official from the second team said. “So why not give your fans the best product that you can and then draft Donovan Mitchell,” as Utah did this season. The Jazz traded for the rights to the Kia Rookie of the Year candidate, who was taken near the bottom of the Lottery (13th overall by the Denver Nuggets). This came a season after the Jazz went 51-31 and won its first-round playoff series. I agree. Tanking does not reward excellence in team building -- good drafting, good free-agent signings, good player development -- it rewards the exact opposite of that. It’s a Golden Ticket that doesn’t even require you to buy an Everlasting Gobstopper. But, tanking is reality. You can’t pretend it isn’t. And the only way to completely get tanking out of pro sports is to eliminate the Draft in all sports, including the NBA. We don’t want to have that conversation, do we? Personally, I’d love it. Can you imagine the fight that would set up between interested teams -- and who wouldn’t be interested? -- in a certain 7-foot-1 freshman center almost certain to leave school early who currently plays for a school that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately? Would he help the Lakers? The Knicks? The Bulls? The NBA team in the state in which the college player currently plays, which rather desperately needs another star to pair with its one really great player (whose name, if you must know, rhymes with “Nevin Cooker”)? Would he help any team in the league that doesn’t currently employ Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid or Karl-Anthony Towns in the middle? Most assuredly. And if he could control where he wanted to go, and for how much, the process would be must-see TV. Yet, while the real-world implications would be fascinating, I’m not sure how you could eliminate the Draft without loosening the underpinnings of the entire pro basketball enterprise (and, yes, one could make a moral case for doing just that, as it does go against the whole Manifest Destiny thing to artificially bind someone to a company rather than letting them market their services to the highest bidder). If there was no Draft, why would any player with Lottery-level talent go to college? Yes, there would be the occasional Grant Hill/unicorn who wants to go to college to better themselves intellectually and/or embrace the person growth that often comes from being on your own for four years. But, while sad to say, most kids with NBA dreams go to college because that’s the path through which they can ultimately get to the pros the fastest. With no Draft, and few of the top college-age players thus needing/wanting to go to college, you’d have a very different March Madness than you have now. And as that is a multi-billion enterprise, both for the broadcast networks that air it (including Turner Sports, which runs NBA.com) and the colleges that reap the financial deluge it produces, the likelihood of across the board support for a new player acquisition model is slight. Not to mention, you’d have a much different salary structure in the NBA, as there would be no rookie slotting for drafted players. And if you think the game’s superstars would stand idly by and watch more of that cheddar that they helped produce go out the door to guys who haven’t yet done anything … you’d be wrong. So, the Draft isn’t going anywhere. Which means the NBA must decide whether it wants to continue to be shocked, shocked that tanking is going on in its league, or accept the reality that there is not much patience for being in the middle ground in a league where every team is now worth more than $1 billion. There is only, as Pat Riley said a long time ago, winning and misery. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. 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 NewsMar 6th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Pam-barangay lang ang laro ninyo -- De Jesus on DLSU after the Lady Spikers loss to Adamson

Two-time defending champion De La Salle University head coach Ramil De Jesus lashed at his wards after a shocking four-set loss over Adamson University in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Saturday. He wanted the Lady Spikers to wake up from their sub-par performance that led to an 18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 22-25, defeat over a team that they have dominated for a decade. It was a searing comment inside their locker room at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan that he hoped will make his players rediscover the fire that gave DLSU the reputation as one of the most successful volleyball programs in the league.    “Well, sinabi ko naman ang mga hindi nila nagawa and nagawa ng Adamson para sa team nila so ‘yun lang naman ang mga ni-remind ko,” he said. But the next statement proved that De Jesus is dead serious in wanting his squad to shape up. The loss was their second in six outings and second in three games.  “Dapat kapag suot mo ang jersey ng La Salle dapat larong La Salle ang gagawin mo, hindi ‘yung, sabi ko nga kanina, parang ang suot mo isang team lang sa barangay eh,” he said. “’Pam-barangay lang ang laro niyo, doon lang kayo bagay, hindi kayo bagay sa UAAP.’” The Taft-based squad were sluggish the whole game and were weak on their net defense as Adamson hitters nailed 46 kills. The Lady Falcons were better at the net as they outblocked the Lady Spikers, 13-6. It didn’t help that sophomore setter Michelle Cobb faded in her duel with veteran Adamson playmaker Fenela Emnas, who tallied 43 excellent sets compared to her La Salle counterpart’s 29.       But what hurt DLSU the most was the fact that it was its former player, opposite hitter Eli Soyud who did most of the damage. Soyud, who last donned a Lady Spikers jersey in Season 78, scored 18 points on 13 hits, three kills blocks and two aces while Mylene Paat and Joy Dacoron finished with 15 markers each with a combined nine kill blocks.  The Lady Spikers went up 9-5 in the fourth set only to watch the Lady Falcons overtake them with a telling run to take a 17-10 lead that dictated the direction on the match. It also marked the first defeat of DLSU over Adamson in a decade. The Lady Falcons submitted the Lady Spikers in Season 70 when the Rissa Laguilles and Angela Benting-led Adamson squad defeated the Carla Llaguno and Jacq Alarca-bannered Lady Spikers, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16, on January 23, 2008.     “Well sabi ko nga sa kanila ngayon lang ata nangyari sa akin ‘yung naulit ang pagkatalo namin sa Adamson since matagal na ‘yun naglaban pa ng Finals ang Adamson noon at FEU so ‘yun lang ‘yun tapos ito na ulit,” said De Jesus. “Well talagang deserving naman talaga ang Adamson na manalo kasi all out naman talaga lahat.” It took DLSU players some time to emerge from the dugout. “Dito ngayon very emotional eh. First time nila na nakita kong ganyan nagkausap, so hopefully magising. Oo (nag-usap sila), ako naman evaluation lang ako sa game kung ano ang dapat i-adjust and ang character bilang player dapat mapag-usapan ‘yun ng mga team kasi sila ang magkakasama sa loob ng court eh,” De Jesus said. DLSU will face Ateneo de Manila University on March 3 at the end of the first round.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach apologizes for hurting LGBT community over gay child remarks: ‘I meant no disrespect’

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach addressed the bashing she has been receiving on social media, after she admitted she wants to have a gay child who will take care of her. She made the revelation during an appearance on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" on Monday, where she elaborated that she would like to experience having a gay child because gay persons have a special way of taking care of people. "Not to sayna hindi ka aalagaan kungstraight'yung anak mo(this is not to say that you would not be taken care of if your child is straight),but based on my experience,iba mag-alaga 'yung beki(a gay person has a special way of taking care of you),"she explained during the talk show's "golden...Keep on reading: Pia Wurtzbach apologizes for hurting LGBT community over gay child remarks: ‘I meant no disrespect’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. --- The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed.   The president, Josh Randle, told The Associated Press his comment responding to an email to his private account about the physical appearance of 2013 winner Mallory Hytes Hagan came months before he started working for the Miss America Organization in 2015. But he said it was wrong.   "I apologize to Mallory for my lapse in judgment," Randle said on ...Keep on reading: 3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Xander Ford apologizes for “sakang” comment vs Kathryn Bernardo

Xander Ford, or previously known as Marlou Arizala, has apologized to teen actress Kathryn Bernardo after a video of him surfaced bashing the actress and calling her names such as “sakang”.The post Xander Ford apologizes for “sakang” comment vs Kathryn Bernardo appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Gretchen Barretto apologizes to niece Claudia over 'ungrateful' comment

Gretchen Barretto apologizes to niece Claudia over 'ungrateful' comment.....»»

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Brunei-based businesswoman apologizes for rants attacking Pia Wurtzbach

Brunei-based businesswoman apologizes for rants attacking Pia Wurtzbach.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for gay comment

Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for gay comment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2017

Miss PH Earth Imelda Schweighart apologizes for comment on Hitler, Duterte

Miss PH Earth Imelda Schweighart apologizes for comment on Hitler, Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Jessy Mendiola: Comment about Pia Wurtzbach 'taken out of context'

Jessy Mendiola: Comment about Pia Wurtzbach 'taken out of context'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2016

Faeldon’s son nabbed in drug bust | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Cops arrest son of Nicanor Faeldon , 3 others in Naga drug operation 4 Chinese sentenced to life in prison for operating floating shabu lab DICT orders NTC to make phones unlockable after initial lock-in period Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff – U.S. media Miss USA apologizes over 'xenophobic' remarks vs Miss Cambodia, Miss Vietnam {module ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018