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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 19th, 2017

Heart Evangelista opens 7th solo exhibit

The artist Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero, also known as Heart Evangelista in the entertainment industry, formally launched the exhibit of her latest works early this month at Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace. Her seventh since professionally pursing her passion to paint, the exhibit “In Full Bloom” showcases a 21-piece collection that reflects Ongpauco’s bolder style, compared to her [...] The post Heart Evangelista opens 7th solo exhibit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Isuzu QKR light truck debuts as company’s latest PUV platform in recent PUV Expo

LEADING truck brand, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) participates in the recent Public Transport Modernization Expo, and displays their latest PUV prototypes highlighting the Isuzu QKR as its main platform. From April 3 to 4 at the PICC Forum tent, IPC showcases three new PUV prototypes in the latest transport expo organized by the Department of […] The post Isuzu QKR light truck debuts as company’s latest PUV platform in recent PUV Expo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Privacy body warns Facebook users on personal info posts

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) urged the public on Friday to be more vigilant and circumspect in their use of Facebook following the latest data breach scandal that hit the social media giant and was believed to have affected the accounts of more than 1.1 million Filipino users.   According to NPC Chair Raymund Liboro, Facebook users should "minimize the personal information they share online and maximize the use of existing privacy protection features and tools."   Facebook recently found itself in hot water with the data breach involving political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.   Liboro said that the NPC was in talks with Facebook to determine ...Keep on reading: Privacy body warns Facebook users on personal info posts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Media Wise wins another Gold Anvil for Baby Dalupan Book

Slam dunk! Media Wise Communications/MUSE BOOKS has done it again, winning the Gold Anvil for PR Tools: Publications of the 53rd edition of the prestigious Anvil Awards held on March 23, 2018. Media Wise’s latest Gold Anvil was awarded this time for its The Maestro of Philippine Basketball, a coffee-table book on Philippine basketball through the eyes of Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, the country’s most-awarded coach......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Q& A: Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com A year ago, on the night of the 2017 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls switched gears. Jimmy Butler was traded to Minnesota, taking with him any pretense that the Bulls were a legitimate playoff team. In that moment, Chicago committed to a rebuild, which is to say, a dive into the draft lottery where coach Fred Hoiberg and his team presumably would be rewarded not for how many games they won but how many they lost. By whatever means necessary. Soon after Butler was moved to the Timberwolves, veteran point guard Rajon Rondo was waived. A few months later, Dwyane Wade was cut loose (via a handsome buyout) to bounce through Cleveland to Miami. The Bulls moved forward with three young pieces courtesy of the Wolves -- wing Zach LaVine, guard Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick in 2017, rookie forward Lauri Markkanen -- and a general acceptance that getting from there to here was going to bring a lot of pain. Some of that was literal: Bobby Portis slugged teammate Nikola Mirotic in a preseason practice, breaking two facial bones and putting Mirotic on the shelf for 23 games. Some of it was figurative: the frustration of a season that began as a 3-20 mess and ended in a 10-28 slog. In between, though, the Bulls somehow put together a 14-7 stretch that offered a glimpse of what 2018-19 might be. It also cost them precious lottery balls, eventually leaving them with the No. 7 pick (and No. 22, after dealing Mirotic in February to New Orleans) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) Draft. Hoiberg, who went from an alleged coaching “hot seat” during two .500 seasons, wound up with more job security as a coach headed toward 50 defeats and beyond. He spoke with NBA.com about his and the Bulls’, er, challenging season. This is edited from a pair of longer conversations, one at the end of the regular season, the other within the past week. NBA.com: So you go through everything that was 2017-18, dutifully lose 55 games and wind up at No. 7 instead of in the top three for the Draft. The inevitable question is, was it worth it? Fred Hoiberg: Obviously you’re disappointed. You were hoping to move up. But we’re confident we’re going to get a good player with the No. 7 pick and we’re confident we’ll get a good player with the 22nd pick. NBA.com: C’mon, this isn’t our first rodeo. I get that people don’t like to use the word “tanking,” but the Bulls’ marching orders last season were pretty clear. FH: I don’t think you can look at it that way in the midst of your season. The players are competitive, your staff is competitive. You want to play as well as you can and put yourself in a position to win. When you look at the successful stretch that we had in December and January, you think about carrying those things forward and then adding, based on who we get, to the roster. There was some real frustration that we didn’t get a lot of wins at the end. But we developed some younger players and saw what we had with some of our guys. NBA.com: When you guys had that run before the season’s midpoint, winning seven in a row (first team in NBA history with such a long winning streak immediately after a losing streak of 10 in a row) and 10 of 12, did you and the front office ever consider a Plan B? As in, maybe, show potential free agents how good your supporting cast could be, in hopes of luring big-name help this summer? FH: I think we did. What we showed was a really good foundation and a young core that we can build around. When I look back at it, I just wish we could have had more opportunity to work with it and see what it would have looked like. When Zach LaVine came back [Jan. 13 from ACL knee surgery], the plan was for him to play about 20 minutes a night. Then his third game, Kris Dunn fell against Golden State and had that concussion [that cost him 11 games, before missing the final 14 with a toe injury]. It’s too bad we didn’t get the full look. But players like Cam Payne, Denzel [Valentine], Bobby, Robin [Lopez], Justin Holiday all had career years.   NBA.com: You had a lot of injuries down the stretch. Not to suggest that they weren’t all legit, but were you instructed at any point by VP John Paxson or GM Gar Forman to dial it back after that 14-7 success? FH: No, we weren’t. And the big thing from the very beginning of last season, the two things we wanted to see, was competing at a high level every night and the development of our players. I think we accomplished that. NBA.com: What -- in your background as a player, coach, competitor, you name it -- prepared you for this past season? FH: Part of what prepared me for this was, I had been through this as a player. I went from four really competitive teams in Indiana, playing with someone as driven and helpful as Reggie Miller, taking me under his wing. There were other great veteran players who helped me just to survive and taught me a lot. Larry Brown was the coach, then Larry Bird my last two years.   Then when I came to Chicago, I knew it would be an opportunity to play. But it was a rebuild. Eventually I got thrust into the role of captain, as the oldest player on team at 28. It really helped me with what we’re going through now. I learned how important it is to keep guys’ morale up and be positive through the ups and downs. I give our guys all the credit in the world for remaining so positive, keeping up a great work ethic and still being sponges in wanting to learn. NBA.com: What were the takeaways from the best and healthiest part of last season? FH: We got a pretty good feel for what Kris Dunn can be. He really evolved into being a closer for our team. Lauri was closing games for us, taking big shots as a 20-year-old kid. Zach had the game against Minnesota. What people fail to remember about Zach, he averaged over 22 points a game in February and really got into a pretty good rhythm. Then he had some knee soreness and wound up sitting for the rest of the year. But we had some flashes of what this can turn into. NBA.com: Niko paid for his role in sparking that hot streak. FH: Niko was great. He missed those first 23, and I thought our team handled that adverse situation about as well as anybody could, not letting it affect us in a negative way. We were able to move past it. You even saw the chemistry that Niko and Bobby played with when they were out there together. NBA.com: How hard was it personally downshifting from a team that had gone to the playoffs to one that didn’t put a priority on winning? FH: When the move was made on draft night, when those three kids came in, right away there was an excitement. Everyone had seen what Zach had done. He was a highlight reel and had those slam dunk championships. He plays the game with ease on the offensive end. His athletic tools and ability to get up and down the floor. Kris, everybody absolutely loved coming out of the draft [in 2016]. Then he had an up-and-down rookie season. Helping him to get that swagger back that he had coming out of Providence took some work, but he was aching to put that work in. Markkanen, I know the guys upstairs knew how good he was but I had no idea. I didn’t study him because we had the 15th pick. He comes over after a grueling summer -- summer league, Eurobasket with all that pressure in front of his home fans -- and he was exhausted. But then you saw every day, “Man, this kid is really good.” You’re thinking, we could probably put the ball in this kid’s hands. Then he goes up and dunks over a whole team and you say, “My God, this kid’s more athletic than we thought. He uses his feet, he’s got anticipation, he’s got toughness.” He showed a little more every day. NBA.com: Was it difficult asking a proud veteran like Robin Lopez to put it in idle over the final 25 games? FH: I think he understood. He’s been a part of a lot of different situations. He was great. He continued to lead. He continued to practice hard. He talked to the bigs as they came off the floor. NBA.com: Was your own health challenged at all by the stress of this season? Your past issues related to your heart are widely known, and coaching an NBA team even in the best of times is a demanding job. FH: After two open-heart surgeries, I do have to sometimes check myself. There are so many things you can over-concern yourself with in this business. Then you look back a week or two later and say, “My God, why did I put so much effort into that one stupid thing that happened?” You have to let go sometimes. My family is so important for me with that. You get some normalcy in your life. [At night, lying in bed, Hoiberg can hear a valve in his heart every time it beats. He let a visitor listen, too, and sure enough... ] If this ever affected me to the point where I had to throttle back, I would move on to something else. When I had my first surgery and they removed the diseased tissue from the aorta that had an aneurysm in it, they got rid of the problem. The valve deteriorated after they put a new valve in and they had to go in again, but the diseased tissue no longer was there. If it was a risk, I’d be doing something else. But it’s a constant reminder. You think you’re going to get used to it, but you never really do. My wife will be lying next to me and she hears it. NBA.com: When you look back on 2017-18, is it like “Casablanca” for you guys? As in, you’ll always have December? FH: It was fun to see how much the work paid off. Everyone was putting so much into it to get out of that slump. You can say, we had something to build on there. But whenever I talked to our team, before or after, it was all about competing on a nightly basis. Being consistent with their effort. I couldn’t be more proud of how they handled it. They were on time. They kept trying to get better. They worried about what they could control. I didn’t have to have even one of those conversations where I sat a guy down and said, “You’re not playing hard enough.” I did have a few conversations where I said, “You need to move the ball more.” [laughs] NBA.com: Big difference, coaching relative kids after the so-called “three alphas” of Butler, Wade and Rondo? Jimmy seemed eager to stay here to win. FH: Jimmy did so many things for this team. He was great to coach. You knew every night you were going to get an unbelievable effort. A guy who never backed down. Who never shied away from the big shot. And was going to defend at a high level every time he stepped on the floor. So Jimmy was missed in a lot of ways. But when you look at the young guys’ abilities, it’s exciting. NBA.com: What do you make of having better job security now that the losses are mounting, compared to those .500 seasons? FH: I don’t think any one of the 30 guys in our position pay attention to that. You can’t do your job if you do. You go in and try to improve as an individual, as a staff, as a team. Our first year, Derrick Rose suffered an orbital fracture in the first workout. We had 10 rotation players who missed double-digit games. Two starters missed 50 or more [Mike Dunleavy, Joakim Noah]. Niko had that botched appendix surgery. The next year was a completely different team. Nobody predicted we’d be a playoff team but we were and had a good chance to beat Boston before Rondo got hurt. NBA.com: When you’re not coaching veterans, is it a purer form, as far as installing “your” system vs. tailoring things to them? FH: You always look for the best system, the best approach. The basics don’t change, but [in 2016-17] we had a lot more isolation players, so we ran more of those types of actions. This [past] year, more ball movement, player movement fit this group better. We had longer, harder practices as opposed to a veteran group as the year went on. NBA.com: Since the end of the season, how much time have you put in on developmental activities and draft preparation? FH: We’ve had a lot of guys in and gotten a lot of work in, in the early part of the offseason. We’re looking forward to working again after the draft with some new young players as part of the roster. It’s all about moving forward. NBA.com: As you look back over the past year, with the script flipping to the point where the Bulls wanted to win by losing and maybe lost -- some draft position, anyway -- by winning, what goes through your mind? FH: What was Donovan Mitchell [the Rookie of the Year finalist chosen by Utah]? The 13th pick? You just never know with the draft. You play hard, you get the culture established the way you want it and things take care of themselves. What really would have been devastating would have been ending the season with negativity, with your team not playing hard, with your team disinterested. That’s something that would be a real cause for concern going into an offseason. But our guys felt good about themselves. Some were sacrificing in a big way and pulling for younger guys. They were playing hard, they were cheering for each other. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 News36 min. ago

New features added to Sakay.ph mobile application

SAKAY.PH is launching its redesigned mobile application to include the latest transportation developments and new features designed to make it easier for commuters to travel within Metro Manila. The post New features added to Sakay.ph mobile application appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 15 min. ago

Roque asks public not to be too harsh on presidential communications unit

MALACAÑANG yesterday asked for public understanding over the latest blunder committed by the government’s main communications unit. Netizens slammed the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) last week after the agency mistakenly referred to Norway as “Norwegia” in a Facebook post. The PCOO also drew flak after it called the late….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News19 hr. 36 min. ago

Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents

WASHINGTON — Both the quantity and quality of sleep in adolescents had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and abdominal fat deposition, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics. Researchers focused on the amount of the time of sleep, and the percentage of sleep […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News21 hr. 36 min. ago

Facebook studying AI that opens closed eyes in photos

MANILA, Philippines - Have you ever spotted yourself with your eyes closed having been caught mid-blink in group photos posted on social media? Facebook’s new AI research may just have the eye-opening solution to this problem. While the dawn of Photoshop has provided users with tools to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 49 min. ago

Why the Jeff Chan trade is a game changer for Ginebra

MANILA, Philippines – Struggling to find its footing in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Barangay Ginebra altered its trajectory with a momentum-building 104-84 victory over rival Magnolia in the latest installment of Manila Clasico last Sunday, June 17. Led by 35 points from super import Justin Brownlee and 22 points from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 49 min. ago

Shinkansen security boost hindered by time, cost concerns

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) strengthened its security systems after a man committed suicide by self-immolation in 2015, but the latest incident has brought to light a number of blind spots, including its rules on bringing weapons aboard and how evacuation instructions are given. Security on Shinkansen trains, which have been running for more than half a century now, is entering a new phase. Unable to rescue passenger "Someone has a knife," a passenger told a chief conductor in car No. 10, about three minutes after suspect Ichiro Kojima of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, reportedly attacked a woman in car No. 12 of the Nozomi No. 265 train. The conductor rushed to the ...Keep on reading: Shinkansen security boost hindered by time, cost concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Legislated corruption and inefficiency

In the latest episode of AGENDA on Onenewsph, we talked about the state of energy development and distribution in the Philippines particularly RE or Renewable Energy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain --- Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff had made a preliminary inspection. The rescue ship Aquarius came in four hours later with another 106 migrants. Aid workers awaiting their arrival clapped and cheered as the first migrants walked down the gangway....Keep on reading: Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

PBA: Smith not too worried about latest loss to San Miguel

By virtue of their classic Finals in the Commissioner's Cup last year, San Miguel and TNT will always have some history in the mid-season conference. However, KaTropa import Joshua Smith has moved on from the loss one year ago. After TNT got frustrated by the Beermen once again on Saturday, taking a 94-99 loss, Smith says he's not worried about any playoff implications or whatever. For one, it's not the playoffs. Not yet anyway. "My thing is... everyone wants to talk about the Finals last year. We're not playing them in the Finals, it's the regular season," Smith said. "The playoffs is a whole new ball game. It's regular season, I'm not worried. They won, credit to them," he added. Against the imposing San Miguel frontline, Smith played  just a shade under 45 minutes, his most since returning to TNT a couple of weeks ago. He scored 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. The hulking import doesn't mind the workload, saying he'll play heavy minutes if that's what it takes for the KaTropa to pile up wins. "If I have to play 45 minutes for us to win, I will. I'm all about the team. Whatever they need I'll do it," he said. "It's one of those times that I didn't realize it until I got to the locker room and read the stats. I'm just trying whatever I can to help the team out," Smith added. With a two-game slide, TNT has lost control of the no. 1 spot, going down to solo fourth as the elimination round nears its end. Regardless, Smith says the KaTropa's approach remains the same. Right now TNT is moving on to a crucial showdown with sister team Meralco. "We play hard every game and we're trying to win. We'll focus on what we can control," Smith said. "We're on a two-game slide right now we just gotta lock in and bounce back," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Nietes in pound-for-pound breakthrough

Former WBO minimumweight, WBO lightflyweight and IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes became only the third Filipino ever after Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, Jr. to make it to the top 10 Ring Magazine pound-for-pound honor roll as he was ranked No. 9 in the latest ratings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Most Pinoys satisfied with democracy now

MAJORITY OF FILIPINOS are satisfied with the democracy in the country, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Ferrari brings GTC4Lusso to Manila

Ferrari Manila has brought to the country the latest in the Ferrari line-up, the Grand Tourer Concept 4 Lusso or the GTC4Lusso. A car designed for the discerning aficionado, the GTC4Lusso ushers in a whole new world of driving experience. The GTC4Lusso’s name is a reference to its illustrious predecessors, like the 330 GTC or […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

PBA: At last, Alaska has broken the coach Yeng-NLEX curse

Alaska was winless against NLEX ever since Yeng Guiao has been sitting in the coach’s chair in 2016. That’s six straight games without a win spanning two seasons and seven conferences. That was until Friday at the MOA Arena. Behind Vic Manuel’s seventh straight 20-point game and Antonio Campbell’s red-hot shooting, the Aces finally downed the Guiao-coached Road Warriors, 120-111. It almost wasn’t meant to be, though, as Alaska found itself down by five early in the final frame before Campbell came up big. “We’re really fortunate to make plays in the end,” head coach Alex Compton expressed post-game. That the Aces, now winners of seven straight, were pushed to the limit by an NLEX side without both Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas was just another proof of Guiao’s coaching prowess. “Coach Yeng has six championships, he’s a great coach. You don’t know how relieved I am (with this win),” their always amiable mentor candidly said. Without a doubt, the conference has been kind to Compton and his wards – not only did their latest win get the coach Yeng-NLEX monkey off their back, it also kept them as frontrunners for a top two finish for the quarterfinals. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

LOOK: Michael V. showcases drawing ability with 15-minute sketch of LeBron James

One of the many gifts that Michael V. has, aside from being an actor and a funny man, is his drawing abilities. Once again, Bitoy showcased another impressive sketch he drew on Instagram Thursday. Unlike in the past when he drew celebrities, this time he chose someone famous in sports---Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James. Although his favored team lost in this year's NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, he said of James: "Pero grabe itongmamang ito para saCavs! RESPECT (But look at what he did for the Cavs! RESPECT)!" And Bitoy showed whose side he was on during the Finals season: "The recent NBA Championship proved one thing though... the best player will never win...Keep on reading: LOOK: Michael V. showcases drawing ability with 15-minute sketch of LeBron James.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

DepEd under Briones administration gains highest approval rating in latest Pulse survey

DepEd under Briones administration gains highest approval rating in latest Pulse survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018