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The rocker with multi-imaged tattoos

All sorts of (especially young) people flaunt their tattoo-decorated bodies but perhaps nobody can match the number of tattoos that Slapshock frontman Jamir.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 11th, 2018

Kings looking to De’Aaron Fox to lead faster paced offense

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger wants his team to run more this season and plans to give speedy point guard De’Aaron Fox all the room he needs. Fox was one of the fastest players in the NBA last year as a rookie, but the Kings offense was uneven most of the season and frequently bogged down in the half-court. With an influx of young, quick players added to an already youthful roster, the hope is that Fox can get Sacramento out and running and, possibly, back into the postseason. “The best thing you can do for him is play fast and give him as much room as possible,” Joerger said Monday at the Kings practice facility during media day. “To play small and try to do that is best for De’Aaron. He’s our franchise guy. I think he is and I think everybody kind of agrees on that.” The fifth overall pick in 2017, Fox started 60 games and averaged 11.6 points with 4.4 assists, but shot only 41.2 percent while struggling with an inconsistent mid-range jumpshot. The Kings were 20th in the NBA with 10.4 fastbreak points. Those are numbers Fox hopes to improve in his second season. “That’s the way I’ve always played,” Fox said. “I’ve always played for a team that gets up and down, high school college, AAU, all of that. That’s what (Joerger is) emphasizing this year. I’m excited to see what happens.” The Kings drafted Fox with the first of their three first-round picks a year ago, but used him sparingly early while George Hill ran the point. Hill was eventually dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a multi-team trade. Fox flourished at times, but Sacramento struggled with its half-court offense and finished 27-55. Correcting the problems the Kings had there, as well as getting better in the fastbreak, are Fox’s main goals. “When we did do it, it was pretty effective but you don’t see too many young teams really executing at a veteran level in the halfcourt,” Fox said. “That’s something that I definitely need to work on as a point guard myself and us as a team.” Sacramento used the second overall pick this year on 6-foot-11-inch power forward Marvin Bagley III of Duke. Harry Giles, the 20th overall selection in 2017 who sat out his entire rookie season injured, is also back to add speed and size to the frontcourt. They also signed 6-10, 240-pound forward Nemanja Bjelica to play the stretch-four when the Kings want to go small. “Last year, our fastest lineup was playing Justin Jackson at power forward next to Bogdanovich and Buddy Hield,” Joerger said. “That group analytically would have been the fastest-paced team in the NBA. That serves to De’Aaron’s strength.” Better rebounding will also help, Joerger said. “It’s not easy to run when you’re always taking the ball out of bounds after a made shot,” Joerger said. “We have to try, try to get some stops. It’s fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals. It’s a commitment. DeAaron’s going to have to push it, but it takes all five guys.” Fox will be without his backcourt mate, Bogdan Bogdanovic, for the start of training camp. Bogdanovic underwent minor surgery Monday on his left knee after having a similar procedure done in April to repair a slight tear of the medial meniscus. No timetable has been given for his return. “It puts us behind a little bit,” Joerger said. “I was hoping to play he and Buddy Hield, either of them or play them together, at backup point guard. I wanted to see how that looks and put more scoring, shooting on the floor. So that will be a little behind.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 22 min. ago

Star Wars fans applaud movie release slowdown

NEW YORK — Plans by Disney to slow-down the release of future Star Wars projects are getting a thumbs up from fans, who also hope that new movies in the multi-billion dollar sci-fi franchise will be more creative. The post Star Wars fans applaud movie release slowdown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 35 min. ago

Australia, France eye joint operations in South China Sea

Both Australia and France are looking forward to a multi-flag operation in the disputed South China Sea in a bid to uphold freedom of navigation in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 22 min. ago

PEACETALK: Reflecting on multi-stakeholder participation and engagement over PCVE

(Commissioner Yusuf Morales of the Natonal Commission on Muslim Filipinos wrote this discussion paper which aims to lead towards a framework for stakeholders to engage and participate in PCVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) initiatives. Some case studies have been inserted for consideration and reflection. The article is a reflection over the recent FES workshop […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Duterte: Rising oil prices number 1 culprit in Philippine inflation

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said rising oil prices are the “number one culprit" in the Philippines’ multi-year high inflation, which is now higher than most emerging economies in Asia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Franz Pumaren carving unbeaten Adamson s team-first identity

    MANILA, Philippines – Leave it to a multi-titled UAAP coach to pump new life into a lifeless collegiate team. Just in his third season with the Adamson Soaring Falcons, head coach Franz Pumaren has taken the former cellar-dweller into two straight Final Four appearances. And by the looks of things in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Dasmariñas chessers rule Batang Pinoy

International Master Daniel Quizon, Woman International Master Kylen Joy Mordido and Michael Concio Jr. dominated their respective events in standard chess to deliver three golds for Dasmariñas City in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Beneco Multi-purpose Hall in Baguio City yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

DENR, NIA consult JRMP II project affected families

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community ENR Office (DENR-CENRO) Barotac Nuevo participated in the consultative meeting conducted by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) with residents of Brgy. Guinbunyugan, Calinog, Iloilo who will be affected by the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage (JRMP)-II. JRMP aims to harness the potential of the Jalaur River for multi-purpose […] The post DENR, NIA consult JRMP II project affected families appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Trail Blazers unveil jersey sponsorship

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, an Illinois-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilitation and sports medicine markets. A logo for the company’s product Biofreeze will be featured on the left shoulder of Portland’s uniform. With the deal, the Blazers become the 24th NBA team to include a corporate sponsor on its jerseys. Biofreeze is a topical pain reliever. Snowboarder Shaun White and tennis player Sloane Stephens are among the product’s individual athlete endorsers. The NBA first allowed jersey sponsorships last season. Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan said Portland was close to a deal last year but it fell through, prompting the team to take a “step back” from the process. “We took our time as it relates to finding the perfect partner to put on our jersey, and what we loved about this was that it was all about healthy living,” McGowan said. The Biofreeze logo will also be featured on the team’s practice apparel. Terms of the deal were not released. Michael McGoohan, chief marketing officer for Performance Health, said the company sought to deepen its connection to the Pacific Northwest and a healthy lifestyle. “We look for partners who share our values, share the same commitment to helping people achieve their own personal goals and really a strong commitment to health and wellness,” McGoohan said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany has already announced plans for a multi-city bid for 2032, as has Brisbane, Australia. The India Olympic Committee has also indicated its interest in...Keep on reading: North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Sulu breaks ground for new gymnasium

SULU – The Sulu Provincial Government is set to start construction of a multi-purpose gymnasium in the historical town of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Go ‘Excited’ to Face Trillanes for 2nd Time at Senate

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday said he is “very excited” to face Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV for a second time in a Senate probe into his relatives’ alleged multi-billion peso deals with the government. Trillanes earlier said he would propose a Senate probe into the supposed involvement of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros designs gown of Mutya ng Pilipinas candidate

  Multi-hyphenate artist Paolo Ballesteros showcased one of his many talents again on social media, a sight that was marveled at and admired by his manifold fans. Apart from being a regular favorite in noontime show "Eat Bulaga!" actor and comedian Ballesteros is also famous for his makeup transformations that saw him turn into Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway, among many others, with just the power of his makeup brush. Being the great-grandson of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, it wasn't surprising that Ballesteros, too, has tried his handat resin painting. Now, Ballesteros is exploring the domain of fashion design as he took to Instagram recently to divu...Keep on reading: LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros designs gown of Mutya ng Pilipinas candidate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Covered court for NegOcc town

THE Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) Negros Occidental Third District Engineering Office recently turned over the P2-million multi-purpose building (covered court) to Cauayan National High School in Poblacion, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The structure funded by the district’s 2018 Outside Infra program will benefit the junior and senior high school students of the school […] The post Covered court for NegOcc town appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Pissed Boyet Fernandez blasts trigger-happy bench in near-loss to Letran

MANILA, Phillippines – San Beda Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez, like the program he’s holding, has had a consistent public image. Aside from being a multi-titled champion, Fernandez is known to be an amiable figure off the court, sharing laughs with reporters in post-game press conferences. This time, however, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

UAAP: Adamson’s Pumaren had the best squeezed out of him by Ateneo’s Baldwin

Adamson University took down Ateneo de Manila University to open the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Perfectly executing the game plan that was prepared in the last three months by head coach Franz Pumaren and his staff, the Soaring Falcons sent a statement at the expense of the defending champion Blue Eagles. At the end of it all, Adamson’s coach Franz was nothing but satisfied that he got the better of Ateneo’s Tab Baldwin – the reigning and defending champion coach of the league. “I love coaching against Tab Baldwin because he’s a juice extractor. Talagang inii-squeeze whatever knowledge I have in basketball in a good way,” the former told reporters post-game. He then continued, “He pushes me to be thinking one step or even (just) half a step ahead of him.” Between them, Pumaren and Baldwin have six UAAP championships. That is exactly why the winning coach knew that even after the Soaring Falcons seemingly took the fight out of the Blue Eagles, the latter stormed right back to tie the tally at 68-all inside the last 80 seconds. Then, the multi-titled mentor told his wards to keep calm and collected. “When they were making a run, I kept telling my players during the timeout that we’re still good. I specifically mentioned to them that Ateneo is a streaky team and they will make their runs so we just have to hang on,” he shared. He then continued, “My only request to them is to keep the game close and let me coach.” That, Adamson did as its defense only allowed one more make the rest of the way just as Jerrick Ahanmisi, Papi Sarr, and Sean Manganti delivered the goods on offense. With the win, the Falcons soared to start the season. They aren’t getting too ahead of themselves just yet, though. Asked if the win proved that they are contenders, coach Franz answered, “We still have to prove ourselves. Winning one game in opening (weekend) winning one game against Ateneo won’t make us a championship team.” He then continued, “We’re still a team struggling to improve our position last season. I think we still have a lot of work to do.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Bond sale lifts forex reserves in August

The country’s foreign exchange buffer strengthened in August due to strong inflows after the national government raised $1.4 billion from the sale of multi-tranche Samurai bonds......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

UAAP: UST’s coach Aldin: Hindi kami matitinag sa ganitong talo

For the first time in the last four years, Aldin Ayo is at the losing end in the opening game of his team. Coach Aldin’s debut for University of Sto. Tomas didn’t go as planned as they succumbed to stacked National University on Saturday. With that, the multi-titled mentor suffered a setback to officially open his new era in Espana. That is the exact opposite from three years ago when he and Colegio de San Juan de Letran were a pleasant surprise for just about everybody and the last two years when he and De La Salle University were imposing their will on opponents. Of course, the fiery coach Aldin said he was not happy with the result of the game. “I’m not happy because we lost e. Walang mga silver lining dito na si CJ naka-bente or may mga players na maganda yung laro,” he said. He then continued, “Bottom line, we lost e so we’re not going to be satisfied with it.” In the end, coach Aldin said that super rookie CJ Cansino’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double went to waste because in all, he didn’t see the Growling Tigers he has been guiding in practices for nine months now. “This is the best place to apply everything we practiced, pero ‘di lumabas e. Kitang-kita naman sa field goal e,” he said. Indeed, UST shot a horrendous 28.9 percent from the field – including 37.5 inside the arc and 14.7 outside of it. The veteran backcourt of Renzo Subido and Marvin Lee was a big part of that, combining for 21 points in 8-of-43 shooting. Still, the multi-titled mentor said he believes his boys can only be better. As he put it, “If there’s a good thing about this, this is only our first game. We still have 13 games and pwede pa mag-adjust. Good thing dito is yung mga bata, buong-buo e, even with this loss.” He then continued, “Hindi kami matitinag sa ganitong talo. We’re just going to keep on working hard and playing hard for UST because the community deserves a good showing.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Running in the city s a breeze with shoe brand s latest release

A global sports brand has released what could be the perfect shoe when running in the city. After introducing a limited release black and white colourway in early July, adidas Running has unveiled PureBOOST GO, a silhouette created especially for the street runner.  Designed for changing directions, the highly adaptive shoe offers a running experience that makes your workout in urban streetscapes thrilling but comfortable. The shoe features a wider forefoot platform for increased forefoot stability during multi-directional movements.  A deconstructed circular knit upper, crafted from a breathable fabric, improves flexibility and freedom The full-length BOOST midsole, adidas’ industry-defining technology, offers runners endless energy return.  "There’s nothing more thrilling than running the streets through my city. It’s exciting because it’s raw and unpredictable and discovering the city in this way is totally unique," Captain of adidas Runners New York City Kwasi Kessie said.  The hero colourway of adidas PureBOOST Go (P6.000) in charcoal is available to purchase globally on adidas.com. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Cranberries singer Dolores O Riordan drowned accidentally in bath – UK coroner

LONDON,  United Kingdom – Late singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million-selling rock band The Cranberries, accidentally drowned in a hotel bath after consuming alcohol, a coroner ruled Thursday, September 6. The singer, who died aged 46, was found in the bath in her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel on January 15. Coroner Shirley ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018