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Satchmi’s 6th Vinyl Day set for June 16

MANILA, Philippines – There’s nothing quite like the experience of listening to music on vinyl, and this is what Satchmi is celebrating on its 6th annual Vinyl Day, set to happen on June 16. The music and lifestyle brand launched the event in 2013 as a trademarked, alternative celebration of music ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 8th, 2018

Satchmi’s 6th Vinyl Day set for June 16

MANILA, Philippines – There’s nothing quite like the experience of listening to music on vinyl, and this is what Satchmi is celebrating on its 6th annual Vinyl Day, set to happen on June 16. The music and lifestyle brand launched the event in 2013 as a trademarked, alternative celebration of music ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

North Korea urges Trump to be bold on denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearization on Saturday, August 18, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Now H1 income more than doubles to P5.82M

Listed NOW Corp. said earnings jumped higher in the first half of the year, as revenues for IT services and broadband internet went up. NOW announced that net income from January to June 2018 amoun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 34 min. ago

Capiz ‘One in One’ Plants Over 1.1 Million Trees

The simultaneous provincewide tree planting in Capiz last June 25, in view of the Arbor Day celebration, has planted 1,104,842 tree seedlings, based on documentations summed up by the Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (CaPENRO). The greening initiative dubbed “One in One Project” or a day-long tree planting that intended to plant one […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Son feels ashamed after South Korea s upset loss to Malaysia

By John Pye, Associated Press BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — In his last start a week ago Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a win in the Premier League. In his last start in a South Korea jersey Son scored late in a World Cup upset group stage win over 2014 champion Germany in late June. He was a long way from there on Friday, when his belated start to the Asian Games ended in a 2-1 loss to Malaysia that left him feeling ashamed in front of 4,125 fans on the outskirts of Bandung, the capital of Indonesia's West Java province. After getting permission from Tottenham to pursue a gold medal that would earn him an exemption from national military service, Son finally got on the field in the 57th minute of South Korea's second group game. By then, the defending champions were down 2-0 after a pair of first-half goals from Safawi Rasid and all the warnings Son had given his young teammates about the potential threats of every opponent appeared to have gone unheeded. "I feel ashamed about this shocking loss," Son said in Korean. "The players sort of took it easy. After the Malaysians scored two goals, the players were perplexed." He was unable to spark a comeback win at SI Jalak Harupat Stadium, the art deco-inspired 27,000-seat stadium that is set amid volcanic hills and tea plantations about a four-hour drive southeast of Jakarta. Son had some good touches but, after Hwang Ui-jo scored for South Korea in the 87th, he pushed a long-range free kick wide in the last minute. South Korea had more than two-thirds of the possession and took 14 shots to Malaysia's five but lacked finish in the front third and were exposed early in defense. Defense is the key for this South Korean team. A gold medal will exempt them from 21 months of military service, an obligation Son is otherwise expected to start within the next two years. That's the kind of commitment that could hurt his playing career. He's at the Asian Games in Indonesia as one of the three wildcard — or overage players — in the under-23 South Korean squad. And he's one of four members of South Korea's World Cup squad selected for the roster, along with Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Seung-woo and goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo. Only one of them — Hwang — started against Malaysia. South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum admitted he made a tactical blunder by rotating his players too early in the tournament. "That was my mistake ... I regret that," Kim said through a translator. "Because of today's result we've got a difficult pathway to the finals. First place and second place in this group is quite different in the round of 16 ... but we'll get through." Kim responded to question about Son's limited playing time by saying the star player had only been with the squad a couple of days and his fitness and condition had to be properly managed. The 25-team tournament is not officially recognized by FIFA, but Tottenham allowed the 26-year-old Son to leave England after the 2-1 win at Newcastle. Son missed South Korea's run to the Asian Games title in 2014 because he was not released by former club Bayer Leverkusen, adding to the pressure on him to win gold this time. "I should have controlled the game better and helped the (young) players in their mind controls — I feel a big responsibility for that," Son said. "I and our coach told players that we could face a big trouble if we lowered our guard. Of course, this thing should not happen, but I feel very relieved that this happened during the group preliminaries. I hope our players have learned that." South Korea will round out the group stage against Kyrgyzstan on Monday and will need a big win to restore confidence ahead of the knockout stage. Malaysia leads Group E with two wins and is three points clear of South Korea, which had opened its campaign by thrashing Bahrain 6-0 on Wednesday. Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan had a 2-2 draw Friday to pick up their first points of the tournament and remain in contention. The top two teams from each group and four best-performing third-placed teams advance to the round of 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 34 min. ago

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different . "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity. They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that." Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players? By TERRIN WAACK,  AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different. "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity . They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 34 min. ago

OFW remittances from ME down 15%

CITING figures from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), a Visayan solon noted the decrease of remittances from Filipino workers in the Middle East. According to Leyte Rep. Henry Ong, the cash remittances from the Middle East dropped by 15.3 percent or $601.856 million in the whole January to June period….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

NCAA: Two wins in one game for coaches Vergel and TY

College of St. Benilde was at the bottom half of the standings before getting two wins in two days. The Blazers were standing below .500 at 3-4 before an NCAA ruling overturned their first loss in the tournament. San Sebastian College-Recoletos has been forced to forfeit two of its wins as the league has decided with finality last Thursday in favor of disciplinary action for RK Ilagan. Ilagan, one of Baste’s top guns, was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league in Quezon City in late June. The third-year guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in San Sebastian’s first five games – two ending up in wins. With the league’s decision, however, those two wins will have to be overturned and the Golden Stags’ record is now 1-8. Conversely, the two teams Baste beat in those two games will gain a win. That gave CSB a win to put it over .500 at 4-3 and Jose Rizal University its first win in seven games. The Blazers wasted no time in building on that win with another win, this one a victory versus Arellano University on Friday. And with two wins in two days, the Taft-based team rose from seventh in the standings to fourth. That did rapid development did not escape head coach TY Tang. “Sa buong career ko, ngayon lang ata ako nakakita ng two wins in one game,” he candidly told reporters post-game. Likewise, JRU was languishing at the bottom of the standings, losing all of its first seven games before the league’s ruling turned their 0-7 record to 1-6. A day later, the Heavy Bombers then edged out Emilio Aguinaldo College for their first win – on the basketball court, that is. Now, they are three spots out of the bottom of the standings at 2-6. Their win run may be shortlived, however, as their next assignment is defending champion San Beda University. Still, head coach Vergel Meneses said anything could happen. As he put it, “We’ll see. Bilog ang bola, malay mo makatsamba naman kami.” He then continued, “Ganyan lang ang JRU ngayon – tsamba-tsamba lang.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

UCPB net income flat in first half

United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) saw its net income flat in the first half of the year as its operating income growth was tempered by higher loan loss provisions. In a statement sent on Friday, Aug. 17, the state-run lender posted a net profit of P2 billion in the January-June period, flat from the level […] The post UCPB net income flat in first half appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Hot money swings back to net inflow

Foreign portfolio investments reverted to a net inflow in July after massive outflows in May and June due to the strong interest of investors in securities listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, as well as peso-denominated debt instruments, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

NCAA: Baste forfeits 2 wins, falls to bottom of standings

San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ struggles in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament have just gotten worse. The Golden Stags have been forced to forfeit two of their wins as the league has decided with finality in favor of disciplinary action for RK Ilagan on Thursday. “For playing in an unauthorized basketball game, (RK Ilagan) was meted with (a) three-game suspension. In addition, the team was also penalized by ordering the forfeiture of all games where the erring playing played,” NCAA management committee chairman Frank Gusti said in statement. Ilagan, one of Baste’s top guns, was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league in Quezon City in late June. As per NCAA rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. The third-year guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in San Sebastian’s first five games – two ending up in wins. With the league’s decision, however, those two wins will have to be overturned. As such, the Golden Stags’ record is now 1-8. Head coach Egay Macaraya said that they are only hoping for this to be fuel for their fire. “Ang focus lang namin ngayon is to win more games. Hopefully, ma-motivate nito ang mga bata na at least matuto na manalo,” he said. Conversely, the two teams Baste beat in those two games will gain a win. That gives College of St. Benilde a win to put it over .500 at 4-3 and Jose Rizal University its first win in seven games. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Lenovo posts 1st quarter profit as recovery continues

HONG KONG, China – Chinese technology giant Lenovo, Thursday, August 16, recorded a sharp rise in first quarter net profit as the company's turnaround gathered pace. The PC maker posted a $77 million net profit in the quarter to June 30 – up from a $72 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Wife accuses husband-cop of drug addiction even before entering PNP service

        A policeman assigned in Taguig City was arrested by joint elements of the Southern Police District (SPD) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday night for allegedly using illegal drugs and physically abusing his wife.   A report from SPD on Thursday said the suspect identified as PO1 Jeffrey Amador, 29, of Barangay Central Signal in Taguig, was detained after his wife Michelle Amador formally lodged a complaint before the NBI sometime in June 2018 regarding the suspect's illegal activities.   Aside from her complaint, Michelle also filed a case of physical and psychological abuse, which is in violation of R...Keep on reading: Wife accuses husband-cop of drug addiction even before entering PNP service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Messi to skip Argentina friendlies - reports

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 29, 2018 on the eve of the team's round of sixteen football match as p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Remittances drop in June

Remittances from overseas Filipino workers contracted in June, tumbling to the lowest level in three months amid the decline in the deployment of Filipino workers due to the government’s repatriation program in the Middle East, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Airport pushes Megawide earnings

The strong performance of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) helped push the revenues of Megawide Construction Corp. 10 percent higher in the first half of the year. The diversified engineering and infrastructure conglomerate reported net income of P1.26 billion from January to June this year compared to P1.15 billion in the same period in 2017. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Cash remittances up in 1st half despite June fall amid smaller Mideast flows

CASH remittances slipped to a two-month low in June due to smaller flows from the Middle East, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Tuesday. The post Cash remittances up in 1st half despite June fall amid smaller Mideast flows appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (June 2018)

CASH remittances slipped to a two-month low in June due to smaller flows from the Middle East, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Tuesday. Read the full story. The post Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (June 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

OFW remittances hit 4-month low in June

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in June was the lowest in four months, a result the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said was partly due to a government repatriation program. Personal remittances, which sum up the net compensation of OFWs, personal transfers whether in cash or in kind and also capital transfers between [...] The post OFW remittances hit 4-month low in June appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

U.S.: North Korea talks moving in right direction

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US talks with North Korea on denuclearization are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Tuesday, August 14. Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalized in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018