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Shaping a better future together

(Impact Journalism Day) Today – June 16, 2018 – The Philippine STAR joins 50 of the world’s leading media organizations in highlighting positive innovations that are changing the world......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

James entering decisive days at Bayern with future unclear

By Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — Leon Goretzka's emergence at Bayern Munich is bad news for James Rodriguez. James, as he is known, watched from the bench Friday as Goretzka - playing in the Colombian's favored No. 10 position - scored two goals in Bayern's 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim. "We did everything right with this decision," Bayern coach Niko Kovac told Eurosport. "We've stumbled onto something." James only had a brief opportunity to shine when he came on for Thiago Alcantara in the 78th minute, but he showed his class with a fine lobbed ball over the Hoffenheim defense for Thomas Mueller to set up Robert Lewandowski's win-clinching goal in the 87th. Kovac now has a dilemma in deciding who should start for the suspended Mueller against Liverpool in the Champions League next month. Mueller is suspended for both legs, though Bayern have appealed and hope he will be available for the second leg in Munich. "We have many more No. 10s, just you don't know it yet," Mueller joked after the Hoffenheim game. James suddenly finds himself further down the pecking order with Goretzka's coming of age. "Leon has a really good shot, and he was also dangerous in front of goal last season at Schalke," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. "He normally needs a bit of space. But he did really well as a No. 10." The 23-year-old Goretzka is quickly settling in following his transfer from Schalke. "I never had a problem with my confidence. I was playing professionally very early on and slipped into a role at Bochum that did not necessary correspond with my age and experience," the Germany midfielder told Kicker magazine on Thursday. "But it goes without question. To play at Bayern you need a broad chest." Goretzka joined Schalke in 2013 after impressing as a teenager for second-division Bochum. He made his Germany debut in 2014 but missed out on the final World Cup squad. He now has 19 appearances for the national team. If not Goretzka, then Alcantara is another who could fill Bayern's No. 10 position behind Lewandowski. It was already shaping up to be a frustrating second season in Munich for James following his loan switch from Real Madrid in 2017. The 27-year-old Colombian has made only five league starts for Bayern this season. After ankle problems, James' progress took another setback in November with a partial ligament tear in his left knee from training, days after a 3-2 loss in Dortmund. He wasn't even selected for that game - Bayern's biggest of the season to date. "He's playing for his future," Kovac said as the league's winter break was drawing to a close. "He has to deliver top performances." James remains a Madrid player, but Bayern has the option to make his two-year loan move permanent once it ends at the end of this season. Kovac doesn't seem to be letting the contract situation affect his lineup decisions. "We're a great club with great footballers. James is a great footballer who deserves to play," Kovac said. "Those who aren't called James also want to play." The Bayern coach said it was up to the Colombian to convince the club he deserved to stay, not the other way around. Meanwhile, reports in Spain say Madrid would be willing to use James, if Bayern didn't sign him, as a makeweight in a bid to sign Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. Arsenal, Juventus and Napoli are also reported suitors. "It's up to him now to show that he belongs in the team," Kovac said. For now though, Goretzka has his nose in front......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Q& A: How 5G is shaping up in PH, according to PLDT s Joachim Horn

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart made steps towards the Philippines’ 5G future as it rolls out the next-generation wireless technology in Clark, Pampanga, with the first 5G station to be fired up before the end of the year. (READ:  PLDT, Smart launch first 5G city in Clark, Pampanga ) Within the next 12 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

How LG is shaping kitchen of future

How LG is shaping kitchen of future.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

International confab taps the power of Asia’s youth to care for the world’s oceans

OFTEN tagged as creative, optimistic, and passionate, the youth play a critical role in shaping the future of the world. Indeed, their role in local and global efforts addressing pressing issues, especially regarding environmental concerns, is becoming more widely appreciated. PEMSEA (Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia) puts great importance on […] The post International confab taps the power of Asia’s youth to care for the world’s oceans appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Shaping a better future together

(Impact Journalism Day) Today – June 16, 2018 – The Philippine STAR joins 50 of the world’s leading media organizations in highlighting positive innovations that are changing the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Megatrends shaping the world

The world is changing very fast. The future is going to witness more changes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Inaugural Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society Looks at the Forces Shaping Asia’s Future

How different will the future be? Will robots replace humans? How do we build a safer world? What is a 21st century smart city? What is the future of education? What is the world’s most valuable resource? These are some of the big questions considered by the inaugural Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society (AFES) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Merkel risks leading weak losers coalition for Germany – analysts

BERLIN, Germany – Germany's veteran chancellor Angela Merkel, often called the world's most powerful woman, will embark on a fourth term with diminished influence and little vision for shaping Europe's future, analysts say. After wrapping up more than 24 hours of talks Friday between her conservatives and the Social Democrats on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

The Headlines So Far in the 2017-18 NBA Season

The new NBA season is still in its early stages, but it feels like we’re already in the thick of things with so much happening already. Luck of the Irish The Celtics, despite losing Gordon Hayward to a season-ending injury, currently have the best record in the league and own the longest winning streak so far this year with 16 games won consecutively. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have been leading the charge, with young guns Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum upping their game. It certainly won’t be surprising to see them secure the top seed in the East this season if their remarkable play continues. Steve Kerr even declared the Celtics as the East’s “team of the future.” International Beasts of the East Giannis Antetokounmpo is already staking his claim as the league’s MVP, averaging nearly 30 points a game at a very efficient 55% clip as of this writing. With Eric Bledsoe assisting with ball-handling duties, the young Buck’s play is only bound to get better. Remember, Antetokounmpo still hasn’t even developed an outside shot yet. Imagine what the Greek Freak can do when he finally does. Kristaps Porzingis has also been unleashed in New York after the departure of Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson. The Latvian big man has been on a roll, taking advantage of an increased usage rate to average 27.3 points per game. The Knicks are exceeding expectations—The Playoffs doesn’t seem to be a far-fetched reality for them if Porzingis and the rest of the team can keep this up. After playing only 31 games last season, Joel Embiid has been making up for lost time. Along with Ben Simmons, the Cameroonian standout has been leading the Philadelphia to its best start in years, averaging 22.7 points and 11 boards. Additionally, Embiid has been posting roughly 2 blocks per game, and he says that he’s going to go for the Defensive Player of the Year Award this season. It looks like the Sixers fans’ are finally being rewarded for trusting the process. The Rookies Have Been Doing Work In his first season on the floor, Ben Simmons has been averaging 18. 7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per outing. And in almost every game, he’s been flirting with a triple-double. At this rate, it looks like he’s going to be the frontrunner in the Rookie of the Year race. Another solid performer is Jayson Tatum, who is one of the primary contributors in the Celtics’ stellar start. He’s been averaging an efficient 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assist per game in around 30 minutes of play. From deep, Tatum has been drilling 48% of his threes. With his smart play, sometimes, it feels like we’re not watching a rookie. Kyle Kuzma, perhaps the biggest steal in this year’s draft class, is currently outperforming most rookies picked ahead of him, including fellow Laker and #3 draftee Lonzo Ball. Kuzma has been averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 15 assists, and he’s shooting nearly 50% from the field and 36% from deep. While he still has a bit of work to do on the defensive end, he’s shaping up to be a cornerstone in LA’s post-Kobe era. Warriors still Super Team to Beat During the offseason, several teams secured major acquisitions to reinforce their lineups. The Cavs were able to reload with future Hall of Fame guards and versatile wings on board. OKC acquired two All-Stars in Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but are still in the process of figuring things out. Minnesota was able to add Jimmy Butler to its young core. But despite the trades and signings, the Golden State Warriors remain the most “super” of the squads with the “super team” tag. After starting the season 1-2, the Warriors have regained their dominating form and are now back with their winning ways—and it seems that they won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Kevin Durant has been on a tear, but it’s Steph Curry that currently leads the team in points per game (25.5), steals per game (1.8), and in Player Efficiency Rating (27.6). He remains the fulcrum of Golden State’s offense, the man that won’t let the Dubs down. Steph Curry continues to perform at a high level because he depends on the World’s No. 1 Deodorant to stay cool and confident. The two-time MVP only trusts Rexona Ice Cool to help him fee dry and fresh all day, so he can be his best on the court, and even off it. It’ll be interesting to see if these stories and trends continue as we go along the new season. Stay tuned, hoops fans!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

RYLA Iloilo 2017: Shaping future leaders

MORE THAN 70 Rotaractors, Interactors, and active student-leaders from different schools in Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Antique attended the first Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Iloilo 2017 at the Holy Rosary Prayer and Reflection Center in Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City, Dec. 2-3. The event focused on skills application through team-building activities aside from talks on […] The post RYLA Iloilo 2017: Shaping future leaders appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Samsung recognized for design, innovation

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung Electronics announced that it has won more than 120 awards at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show and continues to receive recognition in categories spanning the home entertainment, home appliance and mobile categories. Samsung is humbled to be honored at CES alongside fellow innovators and the next-generation technologies that are shaping the future of everyday life......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Stamps for educators

The Philippine Postal Corporation releases special collectible stamps highlighting the importance of an educator in shaping the future of their students. The launching of the stamps celebrated World Teacher’s Month that started last Sept. 5. (Ali V.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

Google& rsquo;s innovations for a better future

Google& rsquo;s innovations for a better future.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News21 hr. 5 min. ago

Philippines: Mindanao tribes hope for better future in Bangsamoro - News

Philippines: Mindanao tribes hope for better future in Bangasmoro Aljazeera.com Why the Philippines's new Muslim-majority autonomous region is getting a chance to expand......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena cops Nike s self-lacing shoes

Feeling fly like Back to the Future's Marty McFly, The former Ateneo star copped a pair of Nike's self lacing kicks – the Nike Adapt BB......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Los Angeles tops list of best US cities for singles on Valentine’s Day

Los Angeles tops a new list of the best United States cities for singletons ahead of Valentine's Day, but not for the reasons you may think. While other lists may focus on the number of singletons, and potential mates, available in a city, Wanderu's list celebrates the single status and represents cities that provide the best and most affordable activities for singletons to enjoy on V-Day, without a romantic partner. "Our criteria had nothing to do with a place's potential for meeting a future partner or setting you up for some hokey Hollywood meet cute," reads the report. "Rather, this list represents the top 25 cities across the country for you to treat [yourself] this Februa...Keep on reading: Los Angeles tops list of best US cities for singles on Valentine’s Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Allies, partners to join future US operations in South China Sea

As the United States steps up its presence in the disputed South China Sea, the US Indo-Pacific Command confirmed that allies and partners will be included in future operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

UST trots out Mark Nonoy as first-ever HS baller in PBA D-League

University of Sto. Tomas just fell short of the Final Four in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And so, one-and-done sensation Mark Nonoy has played his last game as a Tiger Cub. He finishes his first and only season in the Juniors with per game counts of 21.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.6 steals. For the recruit from La Carlota, Negros Occidental, however, this is far from the end as he will waste no time and move on up to the school’s Seniors squad. “Bukas, magte-training na ako sa Seniors. Walang pahi-pahinga,” he told reporters after their season-ending loss last Sunday. That means that last Monday, Nonoy was already getting at it with the likes of Growling Tiger veterans Marvin Lee and Renzo Subido and youngsters Sherwin Concepcion and Brent Paraiso. That transition, however fast it was, was a no-brainer for the UST coaching staff. “Number one, magfi-fit siya sa sistema at ngayon makaka-adjust na siya agad. Ngayong first years niya, gusto lang naming makitang nandun lang siya,” Bonnie Garcia, head coach for the Juniors and assistant coach for the Seniors said. He then continued, “Baka second, third year niya, it will be his time na talaga kasi Marvin Lee and Renzo Subido, graduate na.” Alongside getting to play with his future teammates in college, Nonoy is already preparing to wage war alongside the rest of the black and gold in the upcoming 2019 PBA D-League. Yes, the 18-year-old playmaker, UST’s point guard of the future, will be balling in the D-League. Once he enters the court there, he will become the first-ever high school student-athlete to have played in the eight-year-old league. For now, however, coach Bonnie said all UST wants Nonoy to do is to take in the next level of play. “Gusto naming maintindihan na niya yung higher level of basketball. Mag-oobserve siya dun para maintindihan niya,” he shared. He then continued, “Para pagdating na ng UAAP season, ready to play na talaga siya.” Whatever it is, Espana’s triple-double machine vows to be ready and raring to go at it with more experienced opponents. “Alam ko pong kaya ko naman doon. Sanay naman ako sa kalye na kung sino-sino ang kalaban,” he said through chuckles. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Charting a course for our shared future

How do we ensure that our friendship, partnership, and alliance, forged over the past century, evolve to meet our needs a century from now? Last week, the US Embassy brought together top US, Filipino, and regional experts to ask this very question......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

It s official: ‘Aquaman 2’ is happening

MANILA, Philippines – Swimming our way in the (hopefully) near future is the highly-demanded sequel many DC fans have been praying for – an Aquaman 2.  The Hollywood Reporter said in a February 11 report that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first movie, will be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019