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How the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight came about - The Manila Times Online

If youre still wondering why American Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is back with the camp of Filipino reigning World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, read on. AREAD The po.....»»

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Former US team standout shines for HD Spikers

Playing only her third game for Cignal HD, American open hitter Erica Wilson knew exactly how small the HD Spikers felt going up against the big guns in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.   The 28-year-old from Arizona State University said picking up wins early means a lot for her team.   "This is a very important win for us; we get to show that we can fight and we can win games," said Wilson.   The six-foot heavy hitter scored 24 points to power Cignal past Sta. Lucia Realty, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-23, Saturday at Bacoor Strike Gym in Cavite.   "The key factor is we stayed together no matter what," said Wilson who once played for the U...Keep on reading: Former US team standout shines for HD Spikers.....»»

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How the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight came about

If you’re still wondering why American Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is back with the camp of Filipino reigning World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, read on. A…READ The post How the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight came about appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News8 hr. 24 min. ago Related News

Cignal torches Sta. Lucia; PLDT earns first win

BACOOR CITY -- After a sluggish start, Cignal caught fire, torching Sta. Lucia in the second and third sets before going for the kill in the fourth to pull off a 23-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-23 victory in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Bacoor Strike Gym here Saturday. Import Erica Wilson sustained her fiery form as she led the HD Spikers to a furious rally midway through the match. Wilson, the Arizona State University stalwart who once suited up for the United States in the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship, was impressive, tallying 18 kills, three blocks and four aces for a 23-point performance. Her fellow import, Anastasia Artemeva of Azerbaijan, nailed 17 markers while national team member Mylene Paat drilled in 13 points for HD Spikers coach Edgar Barroga, who gave skipper Rachel Anne Daquis limited minutes that paved the way for the explosion of Wilson and Artemeva. Meanwhile, PLDT Home Fibr flirted with disaster before escaping with a thrilling, 24-26, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 15-8 victory over a crippled Generika-Ayala squad in the second game. American imports Grace Lazard and Kendra Dahlke came through with clutch points for PLDT, which finally barged into the win column after back-to-back setbacks. Lazard delivered 22 points while Dahlke had 21 markers as PLDT took advantage of Lifesavers’ import Nikolle del Rio of Brazil, who crashed with an ankle injury in her debut game. “We needed this win to lift everyone’s spirits,” said Lazard. Generika-Ayala remains winless in three starts. Imports Casey Schoenlein and Molly Lohman combined for 24 points for the Lady Realtors, who slid to 1-3 card......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

Iowa play-by-play man suspended for “King Kong” comment

IOWA CITY, Iowa --- Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong" during a game. Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for Iowa's athletic, announced the move just hours before the 21st-ranked Hawkeyes hosted Indiana. Fernando had 11 points and 11 rebounds, including a go-ahead putback with 7.8 seconds left, to help No. 24 Maryland beat Iowa 66-65 on Tuesday night in Iowa City. In describing the game's closing moments, Dolphin said the 6-foot-10, 240-pound African-American who was born in Angola "was King Kong at the end of the game." This is the second tim...Keep on reading: Iowa play-by-play man suspended for “King Kong” comment.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 18 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

US, UK hold second South China Sea joint drills in 2 months

For the second time this year, the American and British navies recently concluded maritime security drills in the South China Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

US- Philippines business group seeks more American investments in BBB - Philstar.com

US- Philippines business group seeks more American investments in BBB Philippine Star The US-Philippine Society plans to encourage American firms to invest more in the infrastructure sector in the Ph.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

Police slam Jussie Smollett, saying he staged racist attack to boost career

CHICAGO, USA – An American TV actor was criminally charged Thursday, February 21 for allegedly masterminding an elaborate "publicity stunt" that sought to exploit the "pain and anger of racism" with a staged assault on the streets of Chicago.  It was the latest twist in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

Del Potro beats Opelka in 2nd round at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro never faced a break point and won his second-round match Thursday night at the Delray Beach Open, beating American Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-4. Del Potro overcame 18 aces by Opelka and will next face American Mackenzie McDonald, who beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5, 6-4. Del Potro is playing his first event after missing four months because of a knee injury. He won the tournament in 2011. No. 4 Steve Johnson reached the third round by beating Paolo Lorenzi 7-5, 7-5. Nick Kyrgios lost to Radu Albot 6-2, 3-6, 6-3......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

Kvitova, Halep roll on

AT WINDY DUBAI DUBAI, U.A.E. — Former winners Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. I didn’t play good today. I started badly Second seed Kvitova outlasted American qualifier Jennifer Brady 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. Crowd favorite and third seed Halep coped […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award

WINFIELD, Illinois -- Jennie Bagaconza, a Filipina American nurse clinician in the Bariatric Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, recently received the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.   The 40th annual award ceremony honored employees and physicians from across the Northwestern Medicine health system who best exemplify the ideals of Dr. King as shown by a positive impact in the community, reports MySuburbanLife.com.   Bagaconza was recognized for rendering humanitarian aid in developing areas, including the Philippines, Bolivia, Guatemala and Africa.   Bagaconza saves her annual paid time off and money for volun...Keep on reading: Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 21st, 2019Related News

Meet rising Fil-Am film editor of Justice Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’

LOS ANGELES -- The famous American filmmaker Orson Welles once said, "The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics---the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room."   As the quote suggests, editing has the power of moving and pushing a narrative a certain way. How a film is edited can make all the difference in how an audience interprets a story.   "Of all the visual arts, what separates film and television from the rest is editing," explained Michelle Tesoro, the Filipina-American lead editor behind the recently released Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex."   "Editing gives a film meaning. It is how it tells...Keep on reading: Meet rising Fil-Am film editor of Justice Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 21st, 2019Related News

Empire’s Jussie Smollett charged with faking attack

AMERICAN actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 21st, 2019Related News

Fil-for teams from Italy, Vancouver are newest additions to NBTC

Now on its 12th year, the National Basketball Training Center just keeps on getting better and bigger. This year, the NBTC’s annual National Finals will feature 26 local teams from a record 105 cities in the Philippines as well as six squads from overseas, also a historic mark. Nazareth School of National University will defend its title against Manila heavyweights such as Mapua High School and San Beda High School as well as provincial powerhouses like Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu. Alongside them will be international teams, four of which are returnees hailing from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Toronto in Canada. Two foreign crews coming from Vancouver in Canada and Italy make their debuts in the annual tournament set to run from March 18 to 24. A year ago, Filipino-American Jalen Green, the top-rated recruit for the 2020 Class of the US NCAA, opened eyes in the NBTC while playing for Fil-Am Sports USA and then later on playing in the All-Star Game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

BI to deport US, Korean fugitives

TWO FOREIGN fugitives – an American and a Korean – are set to be deported after they were arrested by […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

‘Your Name’ live-action remake to be helmed by ‘500 Days of Summer’ director — report

The Hollywood remake of Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" (Kimi no Na wa) will be spearheaded by Marc Webb. Webb is known for directing movies such as the cult hit "500 Days of Summer", and Marvel superhero films "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Webb's appointment was agreed upon by Toho Co., Ltd., Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures, as per an exclusive report by Deadline Hollywood on Feb. 14. Meanwhile, Eric Heisserer was appointed to write the retelling. The remake version veers away from the original in terms of setting and character. The remake of "Your Name" features a young Native American woman and a young man from Chicago inst...Keep on reading: ‘Your Name’ live-action remake to be helmed by ‘500 Days of Summer’ director — report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 21st, 2019Related News

US Doctors Over-prescribed Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, has been over-prescribed by doctors, according to a report Tuesday that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight. The drug is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and which is largely sold on the black market. But it is prescribed in certain cases of cancer under what are supposed to be very tight restrictions, in the form of lozenges, lollipops or sprays under the tongue. It is supposed to be used only on cancer patients for whom other opioid painkillers have been insufficient. The report in Journal of the American Medical Association, o...Keep on reading: US Doctors Over-prescribed Deadly Drug: Fentanyl.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

Aloysius eco-fashion turns heads at NY charity launch

Friends of Joseph Aloysius Montelibano show off some of his handwoven and beaded evening wear during the launch of Eagle Eye Charities Inc. at Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, NYC. From left to right: Yvette Hernandez, Marilou Cristobal and Porsha Seechung. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco NEW YORK -- On a chilly winter night, amid servings of warm French bourguignon and champagne, a charitable cause was launched for Eagle Eye Charities, operator of internet-based Eagle Eye Broadcasting and non-profit publisher of an investment book ABCs of Investing. The Charity also launched its sustainable livelihood program through eco-fashion.   Special guest Filipino American entrepreneur ...Keep on reading: Aloysius eco-fashion turns heads at NY charity launch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community

  SAN DIEGO, California --- A spotlight is being focused on domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino American community with the play "The Fire in Me."   In the play, Fil-Am college student Lark lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.When her work unearths memories of her own trauma, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera 'The Fire in Me.'"   The one-hour play will have free performances at San Diego Public Library branches in March: Skyline Hills at Paradise Valley Road (March 2. Saturday), Central Library at Park Blvd. (March 10, Sunday) and Scripps Miramar Ranch at Scripps Lake Drive (March ...Keep on reading: Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

US- Philippines business group seeks more American investments in BBB

The US-Philippine Society plans to encourage American firms to invest more in the infrastructure sector in the Philippines as opportunities open up under the government’s Build Build Build program......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 20th, 2019Related News