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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

The sun is always shining on a Jose Rizal monument in the world

A picture of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s bronze statue in Rome, Italy recently emerged on social media, prompting a look at how the patriot is revered in other countries. The statue was built in Piazzale Manila during the commemoration of Rizal’s 150th birthday on June 19, 2011 through the Philippine Embassy to the Holy See. […] The post The sun is always shining on a Jose Rizal monument in the world appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Duterte appoints Ronald Moreno as Sandiganbayan justice

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte selected a new associate justice for the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. He signed the appointment paper of Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Ronald Moreno 7 months ago or on June 8, 2018. The document was released by Malacañang only on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 51 min. ago

Sooners QB, A s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet, ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known. I have declared for the NFL Draft. — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 14, 2019 The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection last June and agreed to $4.66 million signing bonus. The A's agreed to let him continue playing football, and he made the most of it by winning the Heisman in his only season as a starter for the Sooners. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history. As Murray dominated, his draft stock improved. Jim Callis, a senior writer on MLB.com, said the A's couldn't have foreseen that Murray would be a potential first-round NFL draft pick because of his size. Listed at 5-10 and 195 pounds, Murray would be a small quarterback in the NFL by any standard. "The primary risk was, what if he gets hurt on the football field?" Callis said, recalling his conversations with scouts before the season. "I don't think anybody was saying he could be an NFL first-round pick." Once the NFL emerged as a potential option for Murray, the A's took action. Representatives of the A's and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Murray, and the possibility existed that Oakland could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster. Even with the A's efforts, Murray would have a shot at a bigger payday sooner in football and he wouldn't have to go to the minor leagues. Callis and other observers say it is very unlikely Murray will be able to play both sports because he's a quarterback. Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders pulled it off, but Jackson was an outfielder and a running back and Sanders was an outfielder and cornerback. "This isn't Bo Jackson showing up and here, we'll pitch you the ball and you outrun everybody, or Deion Sanders helicoptering in and his great speed, coverage skills," Callis said. "When you're a quarterback, you have to put in hours and hours of study running an offense. ... You can't play both sports when you're a quarterback. I think if he wants to play quarterback, which appears to be his greatest love, there can't be any question that he's 100 percent football." Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said in November that if anyone could play both sports, it's Murray. "I don't want to put it past him," Riley said. " A lot of people would say he can't do what he's done right now — how well he performed for our baseball group here this spring, and how well he's played here for us. So there's certainly some different dynamics with it. Obviously the fact that he would want to play quarterback, if he chooses the football route, is a little different than Deion or Bo or some of those guys. But he athletically is so gifted and can transition between the two." The NFL scouting combine is in late February and early March and could intersect with his spring training — major league camp starts in mid-February and minor league camp begins in early March. If Murray wanted to participate in the combine, the A's would need to allow it and it would need to be reflected on his contract. Murray's road to his NFL draft choice was a winding one from his prep days in suburban Dallas. After a disappointing freshman season in football at Texas A&M in 2015, he transferred to Oklahoma. He sat out a year because of transfer rules, then was the backup during Baker Mayfield's Heisman-winning 2017 season. Murray then had an impressive enough baseball season in 2018 to draw the A's attention. Callis said Murray is somewhat like a faster version of outfielder Andrew McCutchen. After he was drafted, Murray took batting practice at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, greeted by "WELCOME TO OAKLAND" on the big scoreboard with his photo. A's manager Bob Melvin, executive Billy Beane and general manager David Forst closely followed Oklahoma football this season as the Sooners reached the College Football Playoff, losing to Alabama in a semifinal. As recently as last month, the A's said they expected Murray to pursue baseball. Murray had also said multiple times throughout the football season that he plans to focus strictly on baseball after this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Trump congratulates Clemson for its perfect season with fast food

By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to college football champion Clemson for winning the national championship at a White House ceremony Monday evening. Trump said he even paid for their meal of "American fast food" because of the partial government shutdown. He did not disclose the tab. "We went off and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza," Trump said after returning to the White House from a trip to New Orleans. "I think they'd like it better than anything we could give." "We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we're going to have a little fun," said the president, a fast food-lover himself. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said much of the staff that works in the White House residence has been furloughed due to the shutdown, "so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods." An impressive — and highly unusual for the White House — smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room. Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's and boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House paper cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries. He was serious. pic.twitter.com/fD3oPmZ0kg— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Better pics of the feast 🕯🍔 🍟 pic.twitter.com/mKiFZ7xUjz— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Pizzas, some topped with olives and tomatoes, also were on the menu. Silver bowls held the condiments and stacks of white china plates sat nearby. The Clemson team's visit is its second since Trump took office. The Tigers last visited in June 2017 after their championship run the previous season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has nominated this season's undefeated Tigers as the best college team ever. Trump calls them a "great team, an unbelievable team." Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during his two years in office. College football has managed to avoid such political controversies, with last year's champion Alabama also visiting the White House......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Is Fajardo the greatest ever?

After winning his fifth Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy, coaches are divided over the claim that June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer should be treated as the greatest player ever to compete in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Meralco mentor Norman Black said Fajardo is simply the best – even better than other players […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Aris thanks Japan for ODA grants

By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) expressed gratitude to the Japanese parliamentarians at a recent dinner hosted by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Aumentado acknowledged the “very significant” assistance from Japan that the province now enjoys – given during his namesake father and immediate congressional predecessor Erico B. Aumentado’s watch – […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest

MANILA, Philippines---June Mar Fajardo took just seven seasons to become the most decorated individual in the PBA after he won an unprecedented fifth straight MVP plum on top of his seven Best Player of the Conference awards. San Miguel's jolly giant also has six championships under his belt and despite all the hardware he's received he has never thought of placing himself on the pedestal. Fajardo said that even though he has the most MVP and BPC trophies in league history he is nowhere near the "legends" Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio. Before Fajardo became the No.1 in the MVP list, he shared the top spot with Fernandez and Patrimonio with four. "For me, the MVP is...Keep on reading: June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

June Mar Fajardo’s 5 MVP titles a benchmark

Cebuano giant June Mar Fajardo shattered the long-standing record of two PBA legends and established himself as the new benchmark in individual greatness with his fifth PBA MVP award......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

LOOK: PBA Leo Awards 2018 results

BOCAUE, Philippines – The PBA's best players were once again recognized for their excellence on the hardcourt in the 43rd season Leo Awards on Sunday, January 13, at the Philippine Arena here.  Here are the winners:  Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel Beermen Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins, Phoenix Fuel Masters Most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

‘Family-oriented’ June Mar Fajardo taught by mom to always stay away from trouble

BULACAN, Philippines---June Mar Fajardo returned to the venue that hosted a dark chapter in his illustrious career. San Miguel's jovial giant went back to Philippine Arena to collect his fifth straight MVP during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 PBA season six months after the Philippine national team got involved in one of the worst basketball incidents in sporting history. Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian national team got into a huge brawl late in the third quarter of their match in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers that saw basketball's governing body suspend a total of 13 players from both teams get suspended. Of the 13, 10 were from the Philippines but Fajardo wa...Keep on reading: ‘Family-oriented’ June Mar Fajardo taught by mom to always stay away from trouble.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

June Mar Fajardo becomes first 5-time PBA MVP | Inquirer Sports

BULACAN, Philippines---History has been written once again. June Mar Fajardo cemented his case as one of the greatest players in PBA history when he collected his fifth straight MVP plum in the Leo Aw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

RCEP e-commerce provisions seen completed by June

THE Philippines expects the completion of the e-commerce provisions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) within the first half of the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

PBA: Is June Mar the GOAT?

June Mar Fajardo has played six seasons in the PBA. He’s won five straight Most Valuable Player awards. June Mar stands alone as the player with the most MVP awards in history, breaking a three-way tie with legends Mon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio. Which begs the question, has Fajardo established himself as the PBA’s one true GOAT with a record five MVPs and counting? A lot of people may say yes but June Mar gives his own take on the matter. “Syempre honored ako na mapa-sali sa conversation na yun, pero di ko ike-claim yun,” Fajardo said on his status as the possible GOAT of the PBA. “Para sakin, yung MVP hindi basehan kung ikaw na ba yung pinakamagaling sa lahat. Para sakin, kung ano na-contribute mo sa league,” he added. With five straight Most Valuable Player awards, is June Mar Fajardo the Greatest? June Mar himself gives his take #PBA2019 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/lJRTE2DGP5 — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 13, 2019 Fajardo paid his respects to those that came before him and paved the way. He says he’s still not quite there yet and he’s just striving to keep on improving as he enters his 7th PBA season. “May mga nauna pa sakin, may mga legends na nauna pa sakin, sila yung maituturing na GOAT. Sila yung greatest, kasi mas nauna sila sakin, mas marami sila na-achieve sakin in terms of championships di ba?” Fajardo said. “Hindi ko rin naman sila nakalaban, baka pag nakalaban ko sila hindi ako maka-porma. Para sakin, hindi pa, malayo pa ako,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

El Niño forecast: Drought to hit 9 provinces in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – Nine provinces in Mindanao will be hit by drought with the probable occurrence of the El Niño in the first quarter of the year, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday in its Climate Outlook for January-June 2019. PAGASA said the drought will affect Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Monaco signs experienced midfielder Fabregas from Chelsea

MONACO (AP) — Struggling Monaco has boosted its relegation fight by signing experienced midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea until June 2022. The deal reunites Fabregas with Thierry Henry, who played with Fabregas at Arsenal and is now Monaco's coach. Fabregas has been used to being near the top of the league during spells with Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea. But with Monaco it will be totally different as he goes straight into a relegation scrap, with Henry's side mired in 19th place ahead of Sunday's trip to face sixth-place Marseille. Given Monaco's precarious position, and his ability and experience, Fabregas could go straight into the side. "It's a great pleasure to join Monaco, a new project for me," Fabregas said. "I'm here to help the team and I'm impatient to start. We have a big game against Marseille on Sunday, I'm very excited." After starting out with Arsenal as a roaming attacking midfielder with a clinical eye for goal and a deft pass, Fabregas moved into a deeper-lying position over the years where his vision of the game and outstanding passing range helped him to remain influential in games with Chelsea. But he was not a regular this season for the Premier League side under its new Italian coach Maurizio Sarri. Last Saturday, an emotional Fabregas applauded Chelsea's home fans at Stamford Bridge after making his last appearance for the club in an FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old Fabregas is young enough to be considered a big signing for Monaco and he could have a major bearing on the club's chances of staying up. Avoiding serious injury helped him to play around 650 club games and to score 121 goals — winning league titles with Barcelona and Chelsea and domestic Cup competitions with all three sides. He also played over 100 times for Spain, winning two European Championships and one World Cup. Henry has signed two defenders so far during the transfer window: 22-year-old Fode Ballo-Toure from Lille and 36-year-old Brazilian Naldo from Schalke. But a move for midfielder William Vainqueur from Turkish club Antalyaspor fell through, after he failed a medical due Thursday to a calf problem......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Ashleigh Barty into Sydney International singles final

SYDNEY (AP) — Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 Friday. Barty withstood 15 aces from Bertens in the 2-hour, 18-minute match to advance to her second consecutive final in Sydney. She will play two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who beat Serbian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2. After beating 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the first round, Barty has defeated No. 1 Simona Halep, the 12th-ranked Elise Mertens and Bertens. "It's amazing — it truly has been a phenomenal week of tennis," Barty said. "I feel like I've played great the whole week. I've had tough opponents every single round and I'm really excited to have another shot at the title." Italian Andreas Seppi advanced to Saturday's men's final by beating Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (3), 6-4. Seppi beat top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals and will play in his first final since June 2015 in Germany. Seppi will play the winner of the semifinal between Australian Alex de Minaur and Gilles Simon. That match was postponed by rain until Saturday morning......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

June Mar Fajardo: Thanks to my great team

San Miguel Beer behemoth June Mar Fajardo looks well a cinch for an unprecedented fifth PBA Most Valuable Player award but he’s not taking all the credit to himself......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

CCPO Reminds Cebuanos on Election Gun Ban

With the May 2019 elections fast-approaching, it is always a must to implement a gun ban in the Philippines to prevent any bad elements in planning to disrupt a peaceful elections. Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reminded the people on the Election Gun Ban from January 13 to June 12, 2019. It is prohibited to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Fajardo thankful he landed with San Miguel as he nears record 5th MVP

MANILA, Philippines – Winning a Most Valuable Player award is no easy task. It's not just statistics and individual performances that are weighed in the discussion, but also the team's overall success.  So as he nears clinching a PBA record-setting fifth straight MVP plum, June Mar Fajardo couldn't help but be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019