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US has daunting to-do list to prepare for NKorea summit

Who sits where? What's on the agenda? Will they eat together? What's the security plan?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 17th, 2018

US has daunting to-do list to prepare for NKorea summit

Who sits where? What's on the agenda? Will they eat together? What's the security plan?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

US has daunting to-do list to prepare for NKorea summit

Who sits where? What's on the agenda? Will they eat together? What's the security plan?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Paul paves way for Rockets, but will he be there in the end?

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON — If he doesn’t take another step on that tender right hamstring in these Western Conference finals, Chris Paul did what he came here to do. That won’t be enough for him, of course. No Hall of Fame-level competitor is ever satisfied with just reaching the precipice of a dream. They want it all. And you know Chris Paul’s every intention is to get to the summit. You don’t wait as long as he has, fight through as many barriers as he has throughout his career and get to the final seconds of a defining game like Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, and not feel the burn when you have to watch the outcome from the bench. Paul’s right hamstring didn’t allow him to take in the final, frantic 22.4 seconds of the Houston Rockets’ 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Toyota Center. He tweaked it trying to drive to the basket on Quinn Cook with the Rockets clinging to a 95-94 lead. Another injury for the man who has seen so many of his playoff dreams vanish in a haze of different injuries over the course of his career. It has to sting. He went from shimmying at Stephen Curry after knocking down a wild three-pointer to being forced to watch the end unfold without him on the court to finish what he’d started. But the Rockets are here, up 3-2 in this series and four quarters away from dethroning the defending three-time Western Conference champion Warriors. Paul's availability for Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) Game 6 remained a mystery late into the night; he received treatment after the game and did not speak to the media. “He’ll be evaluated tomorrow,” said Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, who for the second straight game in this series relied on just a seven-man rotation. “But obviously you saw him limp off, and he’s a tough guy. So they’ll do whatever they can do. If he’s there, great, good for him. If he isn’t, we have enough guys, it’s time for somebody else to step up. We’ve got plenty of guys over there that will have some fresh legs, that’s for sure. So we’ll be alright. We’ve just got to continue doing what we’re doing and we’ll find our way.” The Rockets found their way with Paul lighting the path of another heavyweight fight. Rockets fans left the building on an emotional high thanks to Paul, who scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime, after a brutal 1-for-7 shooting performance in the first half that made you wonder if he came into this game injured already. Once again he willed these Rockets past adversity, the same way he did in the close-out game of the conference semifinal against Utah when he piled up 20 of his playoff career-high 41 points down the stretch of a Game 5 masterpiece. “Well his spirits aren’t great,” D’Antoni said. “He wanted to be out there, and for sure he’s worried and all that. That’s normal. And like I said, we’ll see [Friday] how it goes. But what he did was remarkable. When we were kind of teetering, he made two or three three's. That’s just his heart. He made something out of nothing. His heart, his will to win, I don’t know how many times everybody’s got to see it in this league. He’s one of the best players that have played the game. Just his will alone and what it means to basketball, I don’t know. If you can’t root for him, I think you’ve got some problems.” The Warriors are loaded with problems then. Because they’ve surely seen enough of Paul in the deciding moments of the last two games in this series. Paul led the charge in Game 4 at Oracle Arena and did it again in the third quarter of Game 5, keeping the Rockets right with the Warriors during the period they’ve owned by draining three of his four attempts from beyond the three-point line during an unconscious third-quarter stretch. “It was well-deserved,” Curry said, a showman tipping his cap to a fellow showman. “It was a tough shot. If you can shimmy on somebody else, you’ve got to be alright getting shimmied on. So I’ll keep shimmying and maybe he will too, so we’ll see what happens.” It was more than just the shimmying, though. Time after time Paul got the switch he wanted, backed up and went at bigger Warriors defenders and got whatever he wanted. “Well, Chris is a Hall of Fame player, this is what they do,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “They put James [Harden] and Chris in pick-and-roll every single time. So they’re going to challenge you. We did a great job. They combined to shoot 11-for-40. He hit two 35-foot three's that were just unbelievable. You’ve got to live with that.” The Rockets have lived off of it all season. They knew it would the moment Paul was acquired in that blockbuster trade with the LA Clippers that set this Rockets’ Western Conference takeover attempt in motion. The aesthetics be damned. Keep your analytics. Sometimes the biggest moments require the unthinkable, unbelievable shots Kerr spoke of. “That’s the most difficult shots you can imagine,” Harden said of Paul’s three-point heroics and his entire arsenal of shot-clock beating artistry. “He’s been doing it all year, and he just manages to get those shots off and make big plays. He was built for it.” If only his body was built for the pounding that comes with the work he has to do, often as the smallest man on the floor. Paul’s body always seems to betray him at the very worst times. Dragging up the long list of bumps, bruises and season-derailing instances won't do any good now. It won’t do the Rockets any good, with or without him in Game 6, or even a Game 7, back here Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) if needed. Paul’s right leg will be on the minds of each and every one of his teammates as they prepare for the next step on this wild ride that began with a humbling Game 1 defeat that temporarily cost them home court advantage they’ve since snatched back. Can they win three straight and finish this? Is it even a realistic possibility without Paul available? “There is concern, obviously,” Rockets veteran Trevor Ariza said. “I hope he’s healthy. I hope he gets better and if not, somebody else has to step up and do what we’ve been doing all year, step in and try and help this team win.” Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

SKorea, Japan to cooperate on NKorea

SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Wednesday vowed to work closely together on North Korea ahead of the looming inter-Korea summit, but their foreign ministers remained divided over long-standing issues of Japan’s wartime crimes and disputed islands. Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono made a rare visit to Seoul armed with a list of issues Tokyo… link: SKorea, Japan to cooperate on NKorea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Japan FM to voice NKorea concerns in rare Seoul visit

SEOUL: Japan’s foreign minister was in South Korea for a rare visit on Wednesday, armed with a list of issues Tokyo wants to push onto the agenda of a looming summit between North and South Korea. The first such visit in more than two years comes at a time of frenetic diplomatic activity in Northeast [...] The post Japan FM to voice NKorea concerns in rare Seoul visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit

SEOUL: The two Koreas will hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a third summit between the South’s President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul said Thursday, as a diplomatic rapprochement takes hold. Although the South’s unification ministry did not elaborate on where the summit would take place, Moon had [...] The post Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit

SEOUL: The two Koreas will hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a third summit between the South’s President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul said Thursday, as a diplomatic rapprochement takes hold. Although the South’s unification ministry did not elaborate on where the summit would take place, Moon had… link: Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Kiefer Ravena leads participants of anti-doping summit

Basketball star Kiefer Ravena is kickstarting his foray into anti-doping education by joining celebrity-equestrianne Mikee Cojuangco and 100 other participants of the Philippine Sports Commission’s 2018 National Anti-Doping Summit held Wednesday. Ravena who came in as a participant after being banned by basketball's governing body for 18 months after his inadvertent use of a substance that is in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s restricted list, encouraged athletes to take interest in the cause. A number of national sports association, government and local government unit officials also attended the summit that had Southeast Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization Director General Gobinathan Nair as the lead speaker. Participants from NSAs, universities, colleges, LGUs, and coaches also attended the first of the three-day talk regarding Anti-Doping in Sports at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. “The end goal really is to have a doping-free sporting community, “said PSC-Philippine National Anti-Doping Organization Head Dr. Alejandro Pineda, who together with the Philippine Sports Institute Director Marc Edward Velasco, led the organizing of the twin-event. Velasco, echoing the sentiments of PSC Chairman William Ramirez, said that as the government agency for sports, the PSC takes lead in reaching out to the public with regards to Anti-Doping.   “Education is key,” remarked Velasco explaining the objectives of the event. International Olympic Committee member Mikee Cojuangco stressed the importance of educating the public about anti-doping, reinforcing the “play true, play fair, play clean” campaign of the World Anti-Doping Agency.  “If we are not true, we will be destroying every reason why we are in sports in the first place,” explained Cojuangco. Matters like code compliance and monitoring, supplementation, legal considerations, results management and doping control processes, ergogenic and applications are also topics for discussion......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Five local films to watch this rainy season

The gloomy weather and relentless rain isa great hassle for most of us, but be honest, the suspension of classes or work is something you look forward to, because it at least affords you some downtime to do whatever you want while waiting the storm out. And if the weather has got you feeling in a binge-watching mood, don't worry, we've got the perfect list of movies to get you started. If you're one to indulge on the melancholic, longing sentiment that comes with the gray weather, here are some local films you can check out which beautifully capture that feeling. So prepare your blanket, some chips, maybe some tissues, and hit play. Sakaling Hindi Makarating Sakaling Hindi Makarat...Keep on reading: Five local films to watch this rainy season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

FLOOD ALERT: List of flooded areas on July 13, 2018

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned of flooding in Pasay City on Friday afternoon. FLOOD ALERT: As of 3:51 PM at EDSA Tramo Split SB. Gutter deep. Passable to light all types of vehicles. #mmda --- Official MMDA (@MMDA) July 13, 2018 PASAY CITY EDSA Tramo (Split Southbound): Gutter deep; passable to light all types of vehicles (as of 3:51 p.m.)   Warning on floods ThePhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has issued an advisory to prepare for floods that may be brought about by monsoon rains. REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST for #NCR_PRSD Issued at: 5:00 PM, 13 July 2018 Valid Beginning: 5:00 PM tod...Keep on reading: FLOOD ALERT: List of flooded areas on July 13, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Trump claims Germany totally controlled by Russia

In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" and blasted allies' defense spending, opening what was expected to be a fraught summit with a list of grievances involving American allies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Hidden NKorea stockpile raises alarm

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Reports that North Korea intends to secretly maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities raised questions on Sunday about President Donald Trump’s insistence that the North was “no longer a nuclear threat,” after his historic summit in Singapore. The Washington Post cited four unnamed US officials who, it said, had seen [...] The post Hidden NKorea stockpile raises alarm appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

NKorea still building at nuclear site – monitor

SEOUL: North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, a monitor said on Wednesday, despite declaring a commitment to denuclearization of the peninsula at the Singapore summit. The nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong Un promised to “work toward” the goal at a landmark summit in the city-state earlier this month with [...] The post NKorea still building at nuclear site – monitor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

NKorea still a nuclear threat – Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. After flying back to Washington last week, boasting of success, the US leader tweeted: [...] The post NKorea still a nuclear threat – Trump appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Despite summit, NKorea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Friday cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. After flying back to Washington last week, boasting of success, the US leader tweeted: “There is no [...] The post Despite summit, NKorea still a nuclear threat, says Trump appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

BEIJING --- Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for US security guarantees. State broadcaster CCTV said Xi told Kim that through the "concerted efforts of the relevant countries" negotiations regarding issues on the Korean Peninsula are back on track and the overall situation is moving in the direction of peace and stability. The summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore marked an "important step toward the political solution of the Korean Peninsula nuclear is...Keep on reading: China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Why Filipinos should be concerned about the Trump-Kim summit

As US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare for a historic summit that aim to ease diplomatic tensions and come to an agreement about the removal of nuclear weapons in the Korean peninsula, the Philippines watches closely. The summit scheduled on Tuesday, June 12 initially had the goal of completely […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

At Trump-Kim summit, don t expect NKorea to foot the bill

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past precedent is any indication, expect Pyongyang to pay as little of it as possible......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Top North Korean general on way to U.S. ahead of summit

SEOUL, South Korea – A top North Korean general is headed for the United States in what would be the highest-profile visit in years, reports said Tuesday, May 29 as the two countries prepare for a momentous summit. General Kim Yong-chol landed at Beijing airport on Tuesday and will journey on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year

      As digital technologies continue to disrupt the cyberspace, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions has advised organizations to prepare against varied and sophisticated cyber threats this year.       In the recently held 5th National Anti-Cybercrime Summit, spearheaded by the Philippine National Police -- Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), Nap Castillo, Fortinet's regional pre-sales consultant for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, said that as business organizations and individuals increasingly rely on technology for their daily activities, they also expose themselves to many dangers lurking online...Keep on reading: Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018