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At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

NEW YORK — NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season. They're concerned for their country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer br /> NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season. They're concerned for their country. The usual basketball clichés that d.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Lawmakers worried over DOF’s fuel tax plan

Some lawmakers have expressed concern over the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposal seeking to raise the levies of petroleum products to offset the losses from the lower personal income taxes......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Senate, House approve SK, barangay polls postponement

Both houses of Congress voted yesterday to approve on third and final reading bills postponing the upcoming October 2016 barangay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

US press attache: US to continue working with PHL in many areas of 'mutual concern' - Philippine Canadian Inqu

US press attache: US to continue working with PHL in many areas of 'mutual concern' - Philippine Canadian Inquirer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

Comelec cannot disqualify aspirants in Barangay, SK polls for supposed link to illegal drug ops

MANILA, Aug. 10 &'8212; The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot disqualify aspirants in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls for their supposed link to illegal drug operations. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said Tuesday, as su.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

Syrian regime besiege rebel parts of Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (UPDATED) Syrian government forces Sunday, July 17, besieged rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo after severing the last supply route into eastern areas, sparking concern for tens of thousands of civilians. The United Nation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

em>By Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press /em> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the game on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Denver Nuggets, but it has nothing to do with the trade rumors that have surrounded him of late. Rubio left the team on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) for personal reasons and will not rejoin the Wolves until late Sunday or Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday after practice. Rubio had to return home to Spain, and his brother posted on Instagram that their grandmother had passed away. Rubio did not play in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) because of tightness in his left hip, but Thibodeau said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that was not a concern going forward. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones filled in admirably, helping the Wolves defeat the Clippers, 104-101. Rubio said after the game he was not concerned about the injury, though it did interrupt an impressive run for the pass-first point guard. In his previous five full games, Rubio was averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists, looking more like the playmaker he was earlier in his career. 'I'm playing better, feeling better and the results are there,' Rubio said last week after a win over Oklahoma City. 'But I don't want it to be just a four-game stand. I want to be all season long like that. It's hard. We have a lot of games, but my expectations are high and I keep them high because I work hard to do it.' It has taken time for Rubio to acclimate to a new system in Thibodeau's first year as coach, leading many across the league to believe that the sixth-year pro could be traded to make room for Dunn, the fifth overall pick in last summer's draft. Thibodeau has historically preferred a point guard who is more of a scorer than Rubio, a career 37 percent shooter and a 31 percent shooter from 3-point range. But shooting has never been Rubio's strong suit. He excels at getting others involved, playing good defense and controlling the tempo of the game. With the trade deadline less than a month away, and Rubio on a hot streak, trade chatter has expectedly picked up. The Wolves are just 15-28, though they are 9-10 since a 6-18 start. Still, it's clear that they have a lot of improving to do to become a factor in the Western Conference, and Rubio appears to be one of the few assets they are willing to part with that could fetch a decent player in return. ESPN reported that the Wolves and Detroit Pistons had discussions about a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson trade, but Pistons coach and team president Stan Van Gundy shot that down on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Van Gundy told reporters in Detroit that he texted Jackson to tell him 'this is the crazy season. We're not trading you for Ricky Rubio.' Dunn hasn't been any better as a shooter in his rookie season, making 37.6 percent from the field and shooting a ghastly 27 percent from three-point range. But he had played more than 20 minutes in a game just three times in the previous two months before Rubio's injury on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). 'When you have shorter minutes, you have to try to be more ready,' Dunn said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'Try to go out there and impact the game right away. You can get the feel when you have more minutes, but I understand. Ricky's a great player. I'm just trying to learn off him.' Dunn likely will start against the Nuggets, with Jones serving as the backup point guard. Dunn said he has been getting more and more comfortable in his first season and will be ready when Thibodeau calls on him. 'I'm starting to understand who I am as a player (and) what's my role on the team,' Dunn said. 'Just figuring out guys, what's their tendencies and trying to understand coach's philosophy.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

18 dead in Pakistan blast

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded yesterday in a market in a northwestern tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding at least 51. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the Parachinar main hospital said 11 critically wounded people who were brought from the vegetable market blast site died while being treated. He said several of the wounded were in serious condition and being shifted to other hospitals for better care. Shahid Khan, an assistant tribal administrator, said the explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop. He said the attack was being investigated. No group immediately claimed responsibility. Khan said some of the wounded would be airlifted to hospitals in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Hospitals in tribal regions and rural areas of Pakistan typically are not equipped to handle such emergencies. Ashiq Hussain, who was lightly wounded, was being treated in Parachinar hospital. He said he was among the people purchasing fruits and vegetables loaded on a van when the explosion took place. “There was big bang and dark cloud of smoke and dust I saw before passing out.” (AP).....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Robredo: Nina-hit areas get limited foreign aid

MANILA, Philippines - Several international organizations were unable to provide assistance to victims of Typhoon Nina due to the lack of request from the na.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Robredo: Nina-hit areas get limited foreign aid

MANILA, Philippines - Several international organizations were unable to provide assistance to victims of Typhoon Nina due to the lack of request from the na.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Comelec open to conduct satellite registrations for 2017 barangay polls - Inquirer.net

Comelec open to conduct satellite registrations for 2017 barangay polls - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Ceres beefs up AFC Cup roster, signs up Azkals mainstays

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres-Negros FC bolstered its bid in the upcoming 14th AFC Cup by acquiring Azkals mainstays Iain Ramsay, Simone Rota, Jason de Jong, O.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Displaced

At least 500 families in Barangay Malabuaya, Kabacan, North Cotabato have evacuated to safer grounds  as their houses are still submerged in floodwaters on Saturday, Janaury 21. The Pulangui River overlowed evening of January 19, inundating the low-lying areas. MINDANEWS PHOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Red alert in Mindanao areas due to heavy rains

MANILA, Philippines - Regional disaster and management councils have declared a red alert in the wake of continuous heavy rains over Northern Mindanao, Carag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Red alert in Mindanao areas due to heavy rains - Philippine Star

Red alert in Mindanao areas due to heavy rains - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Flood alert sa Vis-Min, gi-uswag pa sa PAGASA

&'160; &'160; TAGBILARAN CITY, January 19 (PIA)&''Gi-uswag pa sa Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang gi-isa nga flood alert sa Visayas ug Mindanao tungod sa pila na ka oras nga pagbubo sa ulan. &'160; Tungod niini, gipabakwit na sa PAGASA ang mga nagpuyo sa low lying areas sa Bohol, Siquijor ug Southern [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Meralco's slow and painful All-Filipino growth

After a six-game, mid-conference meltdown almost totally destroyed their playoff hopes, the Meralco Bolts somehow found a way to keep themselves alive in the 2017 Philippine Cup. They did so by upsetting the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Friday, a win that not only let them regain confindence and remain in the playoff race, but also affirmed that the team is on the right track in a slow, painful growing process. 'I think that's what we showed today, a great team effort. It's just great for the morale of the team to finally get a win, finally get that monkey off our back and know we're doing something right,' second-year forward Chris Newsome said following Meralco's 82-72 victory. 'We already got two wins more than our previous Philippine Cup so I think we're slowly improving,' he added, going back to the fact that the Bolts finished with an embarassing 1-10 record in the same tournament last season. Meralco is still limping with a 3-7 mark this year and the team's playoff hopes almost entirely depends on other teams blowing away their own opportunities to advance but Newsome says that's the least of Meralco's concern right now. The reigning Rookie of the Year emphasized growth on the side of the Bolts and just going for what the team can actually control. And part of the things the team can control is their last regular season game against Star which if they win, should at least give them a better chance to sneak into the playoffs. 'It's a long season so we don't just wanna shut down and let everything that we've done go to waste,' Newsome said who finished with a game-high 19 points vs. ROS. 'The mindset is to control what we can control. The only thing that we're in control of right now is winning our last game against Star and everything else is kinda out of our hands. We just gotta hope for the best situation. We just gotta focus on what we can control and that's our effort in practice and attention to detail when it comes to games,' he added. With Jimmy Alapag retired and Jared Dillinger just returning from a hamstring injury he suffered late last season, Meralco has mostly relied on its young core so far in the All-Filipino. This latest victory, despite the string of defeats that came before it, was a nice boost for the squad that has kept things together pretty nicely this year. 'It's really big for us because the mood in the locker room is pretty heavy whenever you're losing, especially six straight games,' Newsome said. 'We try to stay positive and we really have nothing to lose and everything to gain, that's kinda the approach that we took today,' he added.   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Eagerness to bounce back backfires on Rain or Shine

Losing a heavyweight bout to San Miguel exactly a week ago, Rain or Shine was obviously pumped to bounce back. The Elasto Painters looked like they had the perfect opportunity to do so as they were matched up with Meralco, a team coming in with six straight defeats Friday. However, their eagerness backfired as the Bolts scored an 82-72 upset, dropping ROS to a 5-4 record in the Philippine Cup. Now, instead of solo second, the Elasto Painters figure in a tie with at least two teams in the standings. 'Medyo nag-lack kami sa pag-follow sa sistema ni coach Caloy. Medyo gigil din kami sa talo namin sa San Miguel. Sobrang gusto namin mag-bounce back, bumaligtad,' Jerico Cruz said who was one of ROS' key pieces that struggled all game. 'Like I said after our loss to San Miguel, ang worry ko is who we will come out. And we came out flat. Give credit to Meralco. They played a great game and they play different when they’re complete. We just have to correct the wrong things we had tonight,' head coacj Caloy Garcia added. While they still have a fighting chance to make the top 2, Rain or Shine is more worried on actually staying in the playoff picture more than trying to get a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals. With teams piling up in the middle of the standings separated by only one game or so, winning out might be the only option right now for the Elasto Painters to avoid a sudden collapse. 'Ang crucial dito, hindi pa kami sure sa quarterfinals. Kapag natalo kami nang dalawang straight, baka malaglag pa,' James Yap, the only ROS player to actually play decent to finish with 17 points, said. 'As much as possible, we want to be in the Top 6. Yung Top 2, saka na ‘yan. If we have a chance, why not? Pero ngayon we’re just looking forward on winning another game first,' Garcia added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

10 promises Trump made for his first day

WASHINGTON — Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017