Vital tiff

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) Game 3, Best-of-7 semifinals 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. Magnolia PRESSURE and adjustment. These were two utterances that seemed to have pervaded the air after NLEX and Magnolia split the first two games of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 semifinal series. The Road Warriors won….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 14th, 2018

Lady Chiefs play Pirates in vital tiff

AS the NCAA women’s volleyball elimination round reaches the halfway mark, Arellano University coach Obet Javier is already looking ahead of making it to the championship round. With all but one of their four victories scored in straight sets fashion, the back-to-back title-seeking Lady Chiefs remain as the yardstick, especially….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Vital tiff for Sta. Lucia

Games today (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. -- Petron vs. Cocolife 7 p.m. -- Generika-Ayala vs. Sta. Lucia STA. Lucia Realty guns for a crucial win to improve its ranking entering the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

BaliPure, Creamline tangle in vital PVL tiff

BaliPure, Creamline tangle in vital PVL tiff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

SMB, TNT collide in vital tiff

Sans Gilas Stars.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2017

ROS, San Miguel in vital tiff today

Games Today (Mall of Asia Arena) 3 p.m. – Phoenix vs Alaska 5:15 p.m. – San Miguel vs Rain or Shine Rain or Shine parades a new import – again – as the Painters try to turn their fortunes around when they face the defending cha.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2016

Tornadoes yield to Japanese, face Kazakhs in vital tiff

MANILA, Philippines – The NEC Red Rockets of Japan gave Foton Pilipinas a neat volleyball lesson, fashioning out a methodical 25-13, 25-7, 25-15 victory yest.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Bet hopes SK reform law will empower the youth

A WOULD-be candidate for the Sangguniang Kabataan election is hopeful that the SK Reform Act will empower the youth as a vital member of the barangay. Bryan Eric Cerebo, who plans to run in New Lucena, Iloilo, said the law will counter the perception that SK is a “breeding ground for political dynasties.” The law, […] The post Bet hopes SK reform law will empower the youth appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area – African Union

KIGALI, Rwanda – Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday, March 21. "The agreement establishing the CFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was signed by 44 countries," said Moussa Faki ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

LGUs urged to tap PPP for infra projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 March) – Local government units must “think out of the box” in finding practical sources like the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for vital infrastructure projects that cannot be funded by government’s limited resources, Regional Development Council 11 chair and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario said. In his message […] The post LGUs urged to tap PPP for infra projects appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

PH gears workforce with inclusive innovation – DTI chief

  Sydney – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez shared how the Philippines (PH) is preparing for the “future of work” during the CEO Forum held at the sidelines of ASEAN-Australia Special Summit last 17 March. The CEO Forum gathered ASEAN and Australian business leaders to discuss six main topics vital […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

AusPinoy wins hearts at NBTC tiff; Players attract Manila schools

MANILA, Philippines – AusPinoy Australia bowed out of the 2018 SM-NBTC National Finals after absorbing a 74-55 loss to Ateneo de Manila University during the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Leave the OFWs alone

DURING the lean, hard years of the despot, our OFWs provided the hard currency buffer that propped up the country’s acquisition of vital imports. The dollar sources at Binondo were partly funded by OFW remittances sent through the informal market. Plus, of course, the heroic effort of propping up whole families and entire communities. Today, [...] The post Leave the OFWs alone appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

PSA-EV conducts first ever CRVS jingle dance contest

PSA-RSSO 8 successfully conducted the first ever Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Jingle Dance Contest on 22 February 2018, at PSA-RSSO 8 Training Room......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

The danger behind free trade ports

While it is true that efficient ports are vital to the economic development of the country, they can also cause negative environmental impacts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Zark’s, Go For Gold clash in vital game

ZARK’S Burgers-Lyceum of the Philippines University and Go for Gold battle for vital win to remain in contention for playoff today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the JCSGO Gym. The two teams meet at 2 p.m., and both are determined to break the spell that’s threatening their respective….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Seeing Philippines vital role, ICC urges Manila to reconsider decision to leave

MANILA, Philippines — The International Criminal Court on Friday urged the Philippines to reconsider its decision to leave the international treaty that crea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Aguirre on way out? DOJ chief not quitting

MANILA, Philippines — Denounced by both friends and enemies of the administration after his prosecutors cleared suspected drug lords, Justice Secretary Vital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Aldridge powers Spurs to vital win over Magic

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard is still out, but the Spurs welcomed back the confidence and edge they needed to snap a three-game skid......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Towns, Wiggins step up for Timberwolves in win vs Warriors

By Steve Aschburner, MINNEAPOLIS – Certain games count more than others over the course of an NBA team’s 82-game schedule, and the one the Timberwolves played – and won 109-103 – against the Golden State Warriors Sunday afternoon (early Monday, PHL time) at Target Center was one of those. Did it count double what some ordinary contest might have? Triple? Keep going. More like exponential. It’s too early to claim that Minnesota’s resiliency in the comeback from 12 points down, against the defending champ, saved their season. But the dueling scenarios, win vs. lose, were rather stark for a team facing a rigorous and largely uncharted final month. Fail Sunday (Monday, PHL time), and the Wolves would be lugging a four-game skid on the road to face Washington Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and San Antonio Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). By the time they got home to face Houston Sunday night (next Monday, PHL time), the losing streak could be six, going on seven. The Timberwolves at the All-Star break was a surprising third seed in the West. However, since Jimmy Butler’s absence from the lineup after a right meniscus tear on Feb. 23 (Feb. 24, PHL time), the Wolves have gone 2-4. Now the Wolves, whether they admit it publicly or not, are driven simply to qualify. Period. Ending up seventh or eighth is no prize, given a likely first-round ordeal against either the Rockets or the Warriors. But for a franchise that hasn’t reached the postseason since 2004, either would be far better than landing ninth. By beating the Warriors, though, the Wolves bought themselves time and opened a smidgen of breathing room over the next few days. More than that, they responded to a serious challenge the way a playoff wannabe is supposed to. They didn’t unravel, they stuck to what was working and they had players slide into Butler’s roles as primary defender, go-to scorer and late-game closer. That is essential until the All-Star wing and obvious team leader returns, ideally, for playoffs that his teammates can deliver. Center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 14 of his team-high 31 points in the fourth quarter. Wing Andrew Wiggins scored 22 of his 23 in the first three quarters to help Minnesota claw back to an 84-84 tie. Those two stepping into the void of Butler’s injury suggested the sort of growth that, frankly, coach Tom Thibodeau and the team’s followers might look back on after this season (and postseason?) as a turning point. “This is a great opportunity for everybody, and certainly those two, in that whenever you have someone like Jimmy go out, it’s an opportunity to grow and get experience in different situations,” Thibodeau said. “We’ve talked about it a lot. We have good veterans on the team. But this is an opportunity for them to step up and lead.” Sure, Golden State was playing without team MVP Steph Curry (ankle) and ace reserve Andre Iguodala (wrist). But the visitors still had three All-Stars and the motivation of Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) loss in Portland to propel them through the matinee. So, the Wolves did well to start with what Towns admitted was both “urgency” and “desperation.” They did even better to close with aplomb. Towns and Wiggins, both still 22-years-old, stayed cool in reacting and thwarting Golden State double-teams. Wiggins, who still needs to attack and earn his way to the foul line more often, wound up with a team-high plus-21. Towns shot 6-of-10 in the final quarter, while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were combining to go 3-for-13 and 11 points. Butler’s presence this season often has taken the ball out of the two younger stars’ hands late in games. But Towns is so skilled, inside and out, he should get more opportunities when games are on the line – and will in Butler’s absence. He came in averaging just 3.2 field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter this season, with 1.8 buckets and 5.1 points. Compare that to his 5.7 makes, 10.6 shots and 15.4 scoring averages through the first three quarters of games so far this season. His usage rate drops from 22.4 to 20.9 when it ought to go up. You’d believe that too if you saw his work in the final three minutes, from bulling through Draymond Green for a layup that made it 101-96 to stepping in for a left baseline jumper two possessions later. At 104-103, Towns posted up Green near the end line again, banged a bit, then spun for a fadeaway jumper. Next time down, he followed up a shot against Durant to all but clinch it. The play of Towns, Wiggins and the other three Minnesota starters took any onus off Derrick Rose. Newly signed by his old Chicago coach, Rose had a rusty, regrettable debut with the Wolves, missing five of his six shots with two turnovers and a minus-17 in just 6:36. But his presence, if nothing else, ought to remind Towns and Wiggins that 22 is plenty old enough to grab a pack of Wolves by the scruff of their necks and take responsibility. Rose was 22 when he became the youngest MVP in NBA history, leading the Bulls all the way to the Eastern Conference finals that season. Minnesota basically is in the playoffs now – every outcome matters, bolstering or damaging its run to the postseason. There’s no running away now, no hiding either. “I think we’re more prepared because we’ve had most of the season to go through experiences,” Towns said. “Now that we’re at this point, we have the chance to do something great. It’s for us as a group to take all the experiences we’ve had – of losing close games, winning big, winning games offensively, winning games defensively – and putting them to [use].” It is vital that the Wolves’ young stars stay focused on the opportunities before them, rather than succumbing to the pressure. Said Towns: “The thing is, you don’t ever want to have pressure turn to stress. We have to make sure we keep our composure. Obviously, the situation we’re in, it’s a lot of pressure on us. But we can’t turn that into stress, because that’s when we start becoming undisciplined and start making errors that are more mental.” The proof now is in the playing, said Thibodeau. “The best leadership you can have is your actions,” the coach said. “What are you doing? It’s not what you say. Oftentimes people say things and never do what they say. It’s what you do.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 NewsMar 12th, 2018

SMB coach Leo on Prince Caperal: A new star is born for Ginebra

Prince Caperal averaged just 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 59 games played spanning four seasons. On Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, he obliterated those averages in only the first half of Ginebra’s Game 2 tiff up against San Miguel in the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. The six-foot-seven big man already had 17 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of action. And in the end, his stat line read like this: 26 points, eight rebounds, 31.49 minutes - all career-bests. This, just barely a month after being taken out of the scrap heap by the Gin Kings. Signed to fill in the big shoes left behind by the injured Greg Slaughter, Caperal showed just what he was made of - up against four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, no less. “Lagi lang talagang ready kasi nga, wala si Greg so kailangan naming mag-step up. Ginawa lang namin trabaho namin and nataong pumapasok mga shots ko,” he told reporters post-game. Of course, the Beermen would rally back and ultimately snatch away the win. Still, the breakout game from the center out of Arellano University was nothing but a welcome development. “Masaya ako kasi kahit papaano, nakatulong ako sa team. Although natalo kami, at least may chance (pala) sa team like San Miguel na manalo kami,” he shared. He then continued, “Kumbaga, chance ko na rin ’to dahil wala pa si Greg. Feeling ko, talagang kailangang magpakita ako.” That, he already has and even opposing coach Leo Austria had to take notice. “I have to give credit to Ginebra, especially the coaching staff, because there was a big adjustment on their game. They used players na seldom-used and I respect that player which is Caperal,” the San Miguel mentor said. He then continued, “I think a new star is born for Ginebra.” Even with the breakout, however, Caperal remained modest and credited his teammates for his standout performance. “Nataon lang na pumapasok talaga mga tira ko and yung mga teammates ko, supportive sila. Nakikita nilang pumapasok tira ko so binibigay nila sa akin yung bola,” he said. It didn’t hurt either that most of the jam-packed crowd was behind him - and the crowd favorite Gin Kings, of course. “Ibang klase ang fans ng Ginebra, talagang totoo nga yung sinasabi nilang sixth man ng team yung crowd. Talagang kahit pagod ka na, talagang mabu-boost yung energy mo,” he said. From here, the fourth-year player is nothing but hoping his good run continues. “Malaking bagay yung exposure na ‘to para sa career ko. Sana, magtuloy-tuloy na,” he expressed. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018