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Tanduay dislodges Bacardi as world’s No. 1 rum

Lucio Tan-owned Tanduay rum is now the world’s number one rum, beating for the first time perennial leader Puerto Rican brand Bacardi......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Tanduay dislodges Bacardi as world’s No. 1 rum

Lucio Tan-owned Tanduay rum is now the world’s number one rum, beating for the first time perennial leader Puerto Rican brand Bacardi......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Tan& rsquo;s Tanduay is now world& rsquo;s top selling rum

Tan’s Tanduay is now world’s top selling rum Source link link: Tan’s Tanduay is now world’s top selling rum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

ABL: Brownlee is World Import of the Week after sparking Alab s campaign

It didn't take long for Justin Brownlee to create impact for Alab Pilipinas. Two games into his ABL career, the two-time PBA champion has earned his first individual award after being named World Import of the Week. Brownlee, together with Renaldo Balkman, debuted last Jan. 3 to spark Alab's previously-anemic campaign, leading the Philippines to back-to-back victories against Malaysia and Singapore. The versatile reinforcement is norming 23 points per game so far on top of eight rebounds and seven assists. Fan Favorite and World Import Player of the Week Justin Brownlee showed us why he's so beloved in the Philippines, sparking 2 wins for Tanduay @AlabPilipinas 🇵🇭.#ABL8#MakeHistory pic.twitter.com/x98PPDZ52k — ABL (@aseanbasketball) January 9, 2018 More importantly, Alab is starting to heat up after starting the season with three straight defeats. Brownlee and the rest of Alab Pilipinas will face the Slingers again this time at home, tomorrow. Action will be live at  8 p.m. on S+A, S+A HD and via livestream.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Alab drops Okosa, eyes defensive-minded import

In line with its defensive capability revamp, Alab Pilipinas is set to replace World Import Reggie Okosa for its ongoing campaign in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) Season 8. Team owner Charlie Dy told The Manila Times in an online interview that the Tanduay-backed squad decided to release Okosa on Tuesday to look for a [...] The post Alab drops Okosa, eyes defensive-minded import appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Tanduay named ‘Brand of the Year’ at the World Branding Awards

In an age when consumers' changing tastes and preferences for spirits drive the continuous demand for new products, a legend still stands strong. At the recently concluded World Branding Awards held last October 11 at the Kensington Palace in London, Tanduay Distillers brought home yet another win for three consecutive years as "Brand of the Year" for the Alcoholic Beverage - Spirits category. Only three other winners were declared for the said category---Japan's Suntory (whisky), Russia's Belenkaya (vodka), and South Africa's Amarula (cream liqueur). Included among the 245 winners selected from over 3,000 entrants across the globe, Tanduay once again emerged victorious with the lik...Keep on reading: Tanduay named ‘Brand of the Year’ at the World Branding Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

I really don t care : Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday, June 21 – but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" A tone-deaf sartorial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News47 min. ago

Messi feels pain as World Cup dream turns to nightmare

  MOSCOW, Russia – Lionel Messi sloped off down the tunnel in Nizhny Novgorod with his head bowed, knowing Argentina face the humiliation of a group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia. The Barcelona star was silenced by a far superior Croatia side in a brutal 3-0 defeat that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News47 min. ago

Caretaker Hierro leaving his mark on Spain at World Cup

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks to his player Spain's Koke during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

Batang Gilas flies to Argentina for Fiba U17 World Cup

Practice at Meralco Gym before leaving for Argentina. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Batang Gilas departed for Argentina Thursday night for the 2018 Fiba Under-17 World Cup which unfurls on June 30. The Smart-b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

WHO: Compulsive video gaming now a mental health problem

Compulsive video-gaming is now considered a mental illness, the World Health Organization has reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

By Mauricio Saverese, Associated Press SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has all four of Portugal's goals in its two games, many of the biggest names are off to a shaky start. No one has had rougher treatment from the opposition than the world's priciest player, Neymar. During Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland, the 26-year-old was fouled 10 times, the highest number on a single player in a single match since the 1998 World Cup, when England's Alan Shearer took 11 challenges against Tunisia. Overall, Switzerland fouled Brazil 19 times , with little intervention from the referee, and it worked — especially on Neymar. Brazilians suggested their opponents were too violent; Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes thinks Neymar has another problem. "He just falls too much," Fernandes said after the game in Rostov-on-Don. "Out of these 10, only seven or eight were fouls. We have to stop their star, and he is the star." Neymar felt the effects of the Swiss strategy long after Sunday's match ended, limping out of training Tuesday as he continues to recover from a foot injury he picked up before the tournament. He trained Wednesday and was confirmed as a starter for the match against Costa Rica on Friday. Superstar Lionel Messi did face heavy marking too, but he also had two uninspired performances for Argentina, which is now on the verge of early elimination after a 3-0 defeat against Croatia. Throughout the matches against Iceland and Croatia, disciplined defenders and midfielders stopped Messi from making his famous runs and getting one-on-one chances. Against Iceland, Messi saw his penalty spot kick saved by goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, and the game ended 1-1. Against Croatia, he crumbled with the rest of the team, which now desperately needs to beat Nigeria in the last round of group stage to have a chance of advancing to the next phase. "Messi is human," Aguero said after the Iceland match. "Sometimes things happen for a reason. We need to be with him. This was a bad day, but he can decide a match at any given moment. Hope he is better against Croatia." Croatia was taking note. "You can't stop him with one player, you have to defend like a team. You saw that with Iceland," defender Dejan Lovren said ahead of the Argentina clash late Thursday. Egypt striker Mohamed Salah set a Premier League scoring record for Liverpool and held all the hopes for a deep run by the Pharaohs in their return to the World Cup, until he injured his shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final in a clash with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, of Spain. Salah sat out the opening 1-0 loss to Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, with coach Hector Cuper hoping to have him fit for Egypt's second match, against Russia. He made his World Cup debut in St. Petersburg and scored from the penalty spot, but only after the hosts led by three goals, and his mobility was clearly affected. He barely touched the ball in the first half and avoided physical contact with Russian defenders during the entire game, and Egypt was eliminated with one match left to play. Ronaldo isn't entirely alone in starting strong. Diego Costa has three of Spain's four goals, Harry Kane has both of England's, and Luka Modric scored one goal and set up the other in Croatia's 2-0 win over Nigeria. And there's plenty of time for others to turn things around. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old striker at the center of the second-most expensive transfer in history, managed just one chance in France's 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan, but scored Thursday against Peru in front of an empty net. His famous runs and dribbles, however, were blocked by Australia's physical game. It's early, and the tournament has seen plenty of stellar play from lesser-known players, but many of the star scorers have work to do......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Muguruza loses in Birmingham 2nd round, Kvitova advances

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza tried to look on the bright side of her second-round 6-2, 6-4 defeat to unseeded Barbora Strycova in the Birmingham Classic on Thursday. "We have a lot of time now to prepare (for Wimbledon). In a way it's good," Muguruza said. "I wish I could play more matches, but nothing really worries me." The top-seeded Spaniard struggled in windy conditions against the tenacious Czech, who has won their last three encounters on grass. Muguruza sometimes looked languid in responding to the challenge of a hard-working opponent, and occasionally became irritated by the strong winds. She also let slip a 4-2 second set lead, and was several times passed when she increased her ratio of net attacks. "I'm going to practice more to get ready for Wimbledon. I'm not going to do anything very different," Muguruza said. "I'm staying in the same place and things like that, but I'm not superstitious. I don't have to do anything special. That's silly. "Obviously my level wasn't at its best. But credit to her. I think she played well." Although Muguruza lost in Birmingham last year too, she played four useful warmup matches against two this time. But she also lost to Strycova at Eastbourne a week later last year before going on to win Wimbledon. Strycova reached the quarterfinals here for a third time and now plays Lesia Tsurenko, the unseeded Ukrainian who overcame sixth-seeded Daria Kasatkina 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. "I like to fight, on and off the court," Strycova said. "Sometimes you fight and get a reward. "You have to play tricky in these conditions, and I did that, although I admit in that last game I was very nervous." Earlier, defending champion Petra Kvitova beat Daria Gavrilova, a troublesome opponent in the past, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. Gavrilova won their last two matchups being persistent and mobile enough to contain Kvitova's uncompromising hitting. But the wind pushed and pulled the Australian into errors at important moments. During Gavrilova's first two service games, she committed four double faults and lost both service games, helping Kvitova to a rampant start. "The conditions were tough in that wind," acknowledged Kvitova, who delivered five double faults herself. "But that's fine. The grass helped me for sure. We hadn't played each other on this surface before." Fourth-seeded Kvitova next plays Julia Goerges, the world No. 13 from Germany, who beat last year's runner-up, Ashleigh Barty, 7-6 (6), 6-3......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Zach Johnson has shot a first-round 63 to take an early lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The former Masters and British Open champion birdied six straight holes on the back nine and finished 7 under par, one shot ahead of American Peter Malnati. Brooks Koepka followed his U.S. Open championship with a 2-under 68 on the TPC River Highland's course, putting him five shots off the pace. The Travelers was selected by the PGA last year as its "Tournament of the Year" and the "Players Choice." That has helped attract a 156-player field that includes five of the world's top 10 ranked golfers and all four reigning major championship winners. British Open champ Jordan Spieth, who won last year's tournament by holing out from a greenside bunker in a playoff, eagled his sixth hole of the first round by sinking his third shot from the sand and was 4 under par through eight holes. Rory McIlroy, who like Spieth played the tournament for the first time a year ago, was also at 4 under on the front nine. Masters winner Patrick Reed and PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas also were on the course Thursday afternoon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don t want to talk about Kosovo

By Mike Corder, Associated Press KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams' World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not between Swiss and Serbian fans, but between Albanian and Serbian supporters. That is because several players in the Swiss squad have Kosovo Albanian roots, including midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri who was born in Kosovo, the former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn't recognize Kosovo's independence and relations between the two countries remain tense. Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic didn't want to discuss the issue Thursday. When a reporter asked Petkovic him how he would discuss it with his players, he sidestepped the question. "We will tell them we had a great match against Brazil. That's not enough; we have to play better against Serbia," Petkovic said through an interpreter. Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their opening match, while Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 to top the group after one round. Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic was equally reluctant to be drawn into the debate. "I'm not into politics," he said, also speaking through an interpreter. "We have our goals. We're here for sports to represent our country in the best possible way and we're not at all interested in anything else." Shaqiri makes no secret at his pride for his heritage at the World Cup. At training Thursday, he wore football boots with Kosovo's flag on his right heel and the Swiss flag on his left. Midfielder Valon Behrami grew up in what is now Kosovo, moving to Switzerland with his family in 1990 amid rising tensions between ethnic Albanians and Serbs. He has the flags of Switzerland and Kosovo tattooed on his left arm. Such displays have angered some Serbian fans, who often wear T-shirts bearing the map of Kosovo with the Serbian flag on it. The reaction of some Serbian players has also been sharp. "If they are such great patriots, why don't they play for their own countries instead of Switzerland?" Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic asked recently. Friday's match also features two coaches who both come from Bosnia, a country that emerged from the former Yugoslavia after a bitter war in the 1990s. Bosnia finished third in its qualifying group and didn't make it to Russia. "I think that Mr. Petkovic is from Sarajevo. I hail from Zenica," Krstajic said. "So we have two coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina representing different teams at the World Cup." Zenica is a town about 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital. ____ Associated Press writer Dusan Stojanovic in Belgrade, Serbia contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

More than ever, and without a team, it is China s World Cup

Outside Moscow's giant Luzhniki Stadium, in a sea of Mexican and German fans frothing with World Cup pre-game fervor, four Chinese football enthusiasts huddled together and agonized: Should they sell their tickets?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 13 min. ago

‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch

MACAU---It's safe to say that the fighting careers of Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes will forever be intertwined. The two were the first fighters to duke it out for the inaugural ONE Championship World flyweight title wherein Moraes took the belt in 2014. And after four years, the two will face each other once more in a rematch for the undisputed belt. Eustaquio, who became the interim champion after defeating Kairat Akhmetov for the strap in January of 2018, said the rematch would be the culmination of four years of progress between him and Moraes. "Adriano, it's been four years since the last time we fought and this will show the development of how we grew up," said ...Keep on reading: ‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

YEKATERINBURG, Russia --- Kylian Mbappe's first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16. The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France a 1-0 victory over Peru on Thursday. At 19 years and 183 days, Mbappe became the youngest scorer in France's World Cup history. With two wins from two matches in Group C, France is through to the next round with a match to spare while Peru has been eliminated. France coach Didier Deschamps made a pair of tactical adjustments after an underwhelming performance in the team's opening win over Australia. He put Blaise Matuidi and Olivier Giroud in the starting lineup but kept his same 4-3-2-1 ...Keep on reading: Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

SAMARA, Russia --- Mile Jedinak has a knack for penalty kicks and his strategy is beyond simple. "Just to get that ball in the back in the net," the Australia captain said after converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup. The 38th-minute penalty was set up after Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen was called for a handball following a video review. Poulsen was also cautioned by the referee and will be suspended for the team's final group match against France because of yellow card accumulation. The goal was Jedinak's second from the spot at this year's World Cup, and it snapped Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeich...Keep on reading: Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

POSF bets rule Spartan Cebu race

MANILA, Philippines – Close to 2,000 obstacle course competitors, including those seeking slots to the 2018 Team World Championships in September, took part in the first Spartan Race in Cebu last Saturday, June 16. Organized by Spartan Philippines, which has conducted similar races in San Mateo in Rizal and Porac ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 0 min. ago