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Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018)

Baby Shark at the mall THE energetic Baby Shark craze continues on May 18, 6 p.m., at the East Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza mall. The viral “Baby Shark song” and dance is coming to the mall for an interactive performance and a meet-and-greet with the Baby Shark characters. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons. He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday. “We have consistently been impressed by Alex at every turn,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to an historic championship season. We know we are in good hands and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was in search of new direction for the club when he fired former manager John Farrell after back-to-back Al Division Series losses in 2016 and 2017. After the historic regular season, Cora then steered Boston past the 100-win Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs before downing the Dodgers in the World Series. “For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field,” Cora said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title.” During Boston’s run Cora got the best out his young talent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts. They shined in player-centric approach in which Cora encouraged an aggressive hitting mentality, lots of hit-and-runs and active running of the bases. Cora also the most out of his pitching staff, which included clutch performances in the postseason by Chris Sale and David Price. Neither pitcher had logged a playoff victory as a starter prior to this season. Price had a tough time acclimating to Boston’s rugged sports environment during his first two seasons of the seven-year, $217 million deal he signed in 2015. He’s found a groove late in the season, pitching the clinching Game 5 of the ALCS to help the Red Sox advance. “Just his demeanor. It doesn’t change,” Price said last month. “I know it’s easy to not change when your team wins 108 games in the regular season. But he hasn’t changed one bit.” A member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series title team as a player, Cora was the bench coach on Houston’s 2017 championship team. He learned from manager A.J. Hinch that being close to players would be beneficial. “Talking to players is not bad, having a relationship with players is not bad,” Cora said in describing his managerial philosophy. “Doing that, you’re going to get the best out of them. People may think that crossing that line is not helpful, but I see it the other way around, and I lived it.” Cora became the first manager from Puerto to guide a team to a championship. It came more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated island, prompting Cora during initial contract negotiations last October to ask the Red Sox to help his people with relief efforts. Ownership responded by sending a chartered plane full of supplies. Days after winning the World Series, they again obliged Cora’s request to take the trophy to his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

NBA viewing guide: Nov. 13-19, 2018

The 2018-19 NBA season is in full swing. Keep up with all of the exciting moments and top plays with the help of our viewing guide for Week 5, Nov. 13-19, PHL time. Tuesday, Nov. 13 8:30AM - PHI @ MIA - NBA Premium 8:30AM - NOP @ TOR - NBA Premium (delayed - 12:00PM) 9:00AM - UTA @ MEM - BTV, NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 11:30AM - GSW @ LAC - BTV, NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - ORL @ WAS 9:00AM - DAL @ CHI 9:00AM - BKN @ MIN 9:00AM - PHX @ OKC 11:00AM - SAS @ SAC Wednesday, Nov. 14 8:00AM - CHA @ CLE - BTV, NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 10:00AM - HOU @ DEN - NBA Premium 11:30AM - ATL @ GSW - BTV, NBA Premium (cut to live) Thursday, Nov. 15 8:00AM - CLE @ WAS - BTV 9:00AM - NOP @ MIN - NBA Premium (delayed - 11:30AM) 9:00AM - NYK @ OKC - NBA Premium 11:30AM - POR @ LAL - FOX Sports League Pass only 8:00AM - PHI @ ORL 8:30AM - CHI @ BOS 8:30AM - MIA @ BKN 8:30AM - DET @ TOR 9:00AM - MEM @ MIL 9:30AM - UTA @ DAL 10:00AM - SAS @ PHX Friday, Nov. 16 9:00AM - GSW @ HOU - BTV, S+A, NBA Premium 11:30AM - SAS @ LAC - NBA Premium League Pass only 10:00AM - ATL @ DEN Saturday, Nov. 17 8:00AM - TOR @ BOS - FOX Sports 8:00AM - UTA @ PHI - BTV, NBA Premium, ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 8:30AM) 9:00AM - NYK @ NOP - NBA Premium (delayed - 11:30AM) League Pass only 8:00AM - MIA @ IND 8:00AM - BKN @ WAS 9:00AM - SAC @ MEM 9:00AM - POR @ MIN 10:30AM - CHI @ MIL Sunday, Nov. 18 8:00AM - LAL @ ORL - S+A, NBA Premium 8:30AM - UTA @ BOS - NBA Premium (delayed - 10:30AM) 9:30AM - GSW @ DAL - BTV, NBA Premium (delayed - 1:00PM) League Pass only 7:00AM - LAC @ BKN 8:00AM - PHI @ CHA 8:00AM - ATL @ IND 8:00AM - DEN @ NOP 9:00AM - TOR @ CHI 9:00AM - SAC @ HOU 10:00AM - OKC @ PHX Monday, Nov. 19 7:00AM - LAL @ MIA - S+A, NBA Premium 7:00AM - POR @ WAS - BTV, NBA Premium (delayed - 10:30AM) 8:00AM - GSW @ SAS - NBA Premium (cut to live) League Pass only 4:30AM - MEM @ MIN 7:00AM - NYK @ ORL.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Hontiveros: A lesson in justice, an electoral guide to vote against the Marcoses trail of plunder and tyranny

November 9, 2018. *Statement of Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on the Sandiganbayan finding Rep. Imelda Marcos guilty of 7 counts of graft This is an important lesson in justice. The Marcoses may be able to temporarily evade accountability, they may be able, for the moment, to cheat history and whitewash their… Source link link: Hontiveros: A lesson in justice, an electoral guide to vote against the Marcoses' trail of plunder and tyranny.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

CPU Golden Lions clinch cage, volley titles

IT WAS a victorious weekend for Central Philippine University (CPU) as they captured two separate titles in basketball and volleyball. The Golden Lions men’s basketball team is the champion in the Wilson 3×3 U19 basketball tournament held at the PAREF-Westbridge gym on Nov. 3, 2018. The team composed of Jose Glenn Cudo, Victor Demadara, Christian […] The post CPU Golden Lions clinch cage, volley titles appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Passengers head back to Manila after Undas 2018 long weekend | News

Passengers continued arriving in Metro Manila on Sunday after the All Saints' Day (Undas) long weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

WATCH: Thousands head to provinces for Undas 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of commuters flocked airports and bus terminals Wednesday night, October 31, bound for the provinces ahead of Undas, which falls on a 4-day weekend. At 9 pm, Romeo Ventanilla has already been standing in line with his family for over an hour to ride a bus to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Thousands head to provinces for Undas 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of commuters flocked airports and bus terminals Wednesday night, October 31, bound for the provinces ahead of Undas, which falls on a 4-day weekend. At 9 pm, Romeo Ventanilla has already been standing in line with his family for over an hour to ride a bus to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Dropped Lukaku set for time out of spotlight at Man United

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Romelu Lukaku spends a lot of his spare time watching videos and YouTube clips of some of the world's greatest strikers in a bid to improve his own game. If he watches footage of his own recent performances for Manchester United, the Belgium striker may understand why he was dropped at the weekend as he goes through the toughest period of his time at England's biggest club. The goals have dried up (it's nine games without scoring, his longest drought in the red of United). His touch has deserted him. He might even be trying too hard. So when United manager Jose Mourinho spoke during the week of Lukaku's confidence being drained and his link-up play being off, the writing was on the wall for the player who moved to Old Trafford for $97 million in July 2017. When the team sheet was released for United's game against Everton on Sunday, it was no real surprise to see Lukaku on the bench and Marcus Rashford leading the attack. "Sometimes," Mourinho said, "we decide that the best thing for the players is to not be on the pitch, (but) to be protected and away from the initial pressure." Tellingly, United produced one of its most fluent attacking displays of the season. Rather than having a striker like Lukaku who often drops deep and ends up congesting the middle of the field, United had, in Rashford, one who stretched the opposition defense and allowed space behind him. United winger Anthony Martial reveled in the open spaces and scored his fourth goal in four games. Paul Pogba had more freedom to roam in midfield — he had more touches (88) and passes (67) than any other player — and was also more threatening going forward. Fred, recalled to the team, had room to take the ball to the edge of the penalty area and unleash shots. United had a 2-1 victory but should have won more convincingly. At times, as United's midfielders flooded forward to assist the mobile Rashford, it seemed like the days of Alex Ferguson. Everton was most dangerous in the final quarter of the game — after Lukaku had come on as a 65th-minute substitute. So does this spell the beginning of the end for Lukaku at United? Unlikely. Mourinho cherishes his big targetmen, such as Didier Drogba at Chelsea. He likes the fact that Lukaku never stops working for the team, saying many times that this is as important as the goals he scores. As Lukaku has said himself, Mourinho sees the striker "like his sergeant on the pitch." United had a similar situation when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in the team in the 2016-17 season and often slowed its build-up play by dropping short. When Ibrahimovic got injured toward the end of his only full season at Old Trafford, Rashford played as the lone striker and United looked a different proposition. Still, that following offseason, Mourinho chose to buy Lukaku rather than put his faith in Rashford or Martial as the team's striker. The 20-year-old Rashford remains raw and his finishing is inconsistent. Martial appears to be back to his best but there is no telling how long his run of form will last. Perhaps Lukaku will just spend the next few games out of the spotlight. Maybe he can still adjust his game. "Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my teammates can improve and be much better," the striker said last week before United played against Juventus. "It's something that we're working on. The players need to know me and know my movement. "When that starts clicking, I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here." Lukaku has played 14 games for his national team in 2018 and scored 14 goals. He is Belgium's record scorer with 45 goals in 79 games. He is too valuable an asset for Mourinho and United to give up on. "His moment is not sweet," Mourinho has said "... but he's our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in." POGBA'S STUTTER Pogba's stuttering run-up for his penalty against Everton — which was saved by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before sidefooting in the rebound — was the subject of much debate after the game. Pogba said he might need to change his technique, which sees him take marginal steps forward without ever really accelerating toward the ball, as goalkeepers are starting to get used to it. Mourinho also said it might need a rethink. "I think the goalkeepers don't move and they are waiting for his decision," Mourinho said, "so I think he probably has to learn from that." As for Pogba's teammates, they are just making fun of it. Luke Shaw posted a photo on Twitter of him talking to Martial with his hand covering his mouth, and wrote: "Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. (hashtag)ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp." Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp pic.twitter.com/sxGx6C1i11 — Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Christmas 2018 mall schedules

Bookmark this page. This is updated as advisories from more mall operators come in. MANILA, Philippines – Malls will adjust their operating hours for holiday shoppers earlier than usual – starting in November, in time for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  Here's a guide to the adjusted mall schedules, from November to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Weekend 2 – Happy Manila (New Song) | Latest Punjabi Songs 2018 | HME Music – Manila Video

Weekend 2 – Happy Manila (New Song) | Latest Punjabi Songs 2018 | HME Music – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

El Clasico fires up La Liga on S+A

The La Liga gears up for another “El Clasico” match that will surely provide all the fireworks this weekend for Filipino football fans as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for pride and glory this Sunday (October 28) LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A at 11:10 pm. Before the storied rivals take the field in Camp Nou, the English Premier League (EPL) will pit Leicester and visiting West Ham at 12:25 am on Sunday (October 28), to serve as appetizer for the main meal later in the day. Another EPL match-up will air on Tuesday (October 30), as Tottenham hosts the 2017-2018 EPL champions Manchester City LIVE at 3:55 am. However, all eyes will be on the age-long rivalry between Spain’s two biggest, and most successful, professional football clubs in Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barca leads the Los Blancos in their match-up with 112 wins against Real Madrid’s 99. This coming “El Clasico,” however, will be played without football greats and usual headliners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The pride of Portugal has transferred to the Italian side Juventus in the offseason, while ultimate rival Messi suffered an arm injury recently. Still, fans will have a lot to watch with Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez leading the attack line of Barcelona while the Los Blancos have Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, as well as 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Luka Modric in the midfield. Meanwhile, French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germaine and Marseille will get on their own rivalry match in the Ligue 1 fixture airing LIVE on S+A on Monday (October 29) at 3:55 am. Brazilian star Neymar Jr. and 2018 FIFA World Cup star Kylian Mbappe, who has been a scoring machine with nine goals in six matches, looks to lead the Red and Blues against the Olympians bannered by Florian Thauvin, who has scored seven goals this season in the French clasico known as “Le Classique.” S+A and LIGA, sports channels of ABS-CBN Sports, were also the country’s official broadcasters of the recent the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. S+A also airs selected matches and highlight shows from top European club football leagues such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, and Italian Serie A through a partnership with Hong Kong-based holdings company Triple CH, as part of ABS-CBN Sports’ efforts to promote love and appreciation for the most popular sport in the world in the Philippines. Don’t miss the intense action in La Liga and the EPL this week as S+A brings the “El Clasico” between Barcelona-Real Madrid LIVE on Sunday (October 28) at 11:10 pm. Meanwhile, the EPL sees Leicester take on West Ham on Sunday (October 28) LIVE at 12:25 am while Tottenham hosts Manchester City on Tuesday (October 30) LIVE at 3:55 am, all on S+A. French premier football will take center stage on Monday (October 29) as PSG faces Marseille LIVE on S+A at 3:55 am. For sales and advertising inquiries, please contact ABS-CBN Airtime Sales at (+632) 415-2272. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow ABS-CBN Sports on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Exquisite finds at Manila FAME 2018

MODES OF transportation made of bamboo; patterns representing daily life handwoven in blankets; recycled materials transformed into jewelry; and interesting pieces of furniture which serve as conversation starters are some of the products one could find among the 366 micro-, small- and medium-enterprises (MSMEs) showcased at the 68th Manila FAME fair last weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Blue Lions versus Blue Dragons in secondary girls’ volleyball

A BATTLE OF BLUES. Sun Yat Sen High School (SYSHS) Blue Lions will try to unseat Ateneo de Iloilo (AdI) Blue Dragons in the finale of the secondary girls’ volleyball of the 2018 Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Meet at the AdI gym this weekend. The Blue Lions booked a ticket to the finals after […] The post Blue Lions versus Blue Dragons in secondary girls’ volleyball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Shop local fashion and furniture all under one roof this weekend

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Manila FAME (@manilafame) on Sep 10, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT We're always trying our best to support local in every way we can. There are so many brands out there in different categories that it can be hard to keep track. From fashion to furniture, there's one place where you can catch all that. If you're not familiar with Manila FAME, here's the lowdown. It is a design and lifestyle event that supports local companies by giving them a platform to showcase their products to their country and to international buyers as well. Last week, I got a glimpse of...Keep on reading: Shop local fashion and furniture all under one roof this weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PH Volcanoes barge into prestigious Hong Kong Sevens

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Volcanoes secured a berth in the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens following a bronze-medal finish in the 2018 Asia Sevens Series in Sri Lanka this weekend.  The Nationals fell short of clinching a final seat following a 12-19 loss to Hong Kong in the semifinals but didn't ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split after five months, but are we really surprised?

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:16am PDT After five months together, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly split and called off their whirlwind engagement. It's a sad day for their fans---and their baby pig. TMZ reported that the two broke up over the weekend. The reason is still unclear since neither Ariana nor Pete have commented on the breakup. But sources say that the ex-couple acknowledged "it was simply not the right time for their relationship to take off." One source toldPeople,"It was way too much too soon. ...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split after five months, but are we really surprised?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawl

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said. Letters were sent Wednesday informing both mixed martial arts fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday. A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett said. Nurmagomedov and McGregor could also appeal Bennett's executive action at that time. Nurmagomedov, who was praised by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow, responded with an angry Instagram post saying he was being unfairly punished.         View this post on Instagram                   I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32am PDT The fighter complained that discipline didn't follow an incident last April in Brooklyn, New York, when McGregor shattered windows of Nurmagomedov's bus with a hand truck after Nurmagomedov confronted one of McGregor's teammates days earlier. "They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?" Nurmagomedov posted. "We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end." McGregor's manager, Audie Attar at Paradigm Sports Management, said he was confident the investigation will clear McGregor. "It will be clear who and where the blame lies," Attar said in a statement. "We are focused on the future." Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management, did not immediately respond to emails. Abdelaziz's telephone was not accepting messages. However, Fighting erupted outside the octagon late Saturday, after McGregor (21-4) tapped out during a chokehold by Nurmagomedov (27-0) in the fourth round of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. The Russian champion from Dagestan then stepped away from McGregor, climbed over the cage and scuffled with a fighter in the Irishman's corner. Members of Nurmagomedov's entourage climbed into the octagon and attacked McGregor, and McGregor also tried to climb out of the cage during the brawl. Nurmagomedov's $2 million for the fight has been withheld by the commission pending the outcome of the investigation, Bennett said. McGregor received his $3 million purse. "You can keep my money that you are withholding," Nurmagomedov posted. "I hope it won't get stuck in your throat." UFC President Dana White said three members of Nurmagomedov's camp were detained by police but released because McGregor refused to press criminal charges. White said the UFC might strip the lightweight title from Nurmagomedov......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Two village chiefs figure in misdemeanors

TWO village chiefs in Iloilo province were involved in a separate misdemeanor over the weekend. But their quandaries have disparities – one of them was the victim while the other is a suspect. At around 8:00 a.m. of Oct. 6, 2018, Barangay Captain Albert Llado was stabbed while in a liquor drinking session at Barangay […] The post Two village chiefs figure in misdemeanors appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (September 2018)

INFLATION can now go either way towards yearend after September logged a fresh nine-year high, economists said in separate assessments last weekend. Read the full story. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The post Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (September 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld. Source link link: Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (September 2018).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

De Lima: A commentary: A PET victory for VP Leni

October 3, 2018. The 18 September 2018 PET Resolution amending Rule 62 of the PET Revisor’s Guide, to the effect that the physical count of the votes during revision shall be based on the election returns, is a fair resolution of the controversial shading threshold issue. Protestant Bongbong Marcos argued for a… Source link link: De Lima: A commentary: A PET victory for VP Leni.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018