My third SEA Games

The 1989 SEA Games was my third time to join the prestigious regional competition. It was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in the month of August that year. I decided to go all out in the first 50 meters and take the lead because I thought that I needed to go for the gold These […].....»»

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Indonesia submits formal bid to host the 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, officials said Tuesday, February 19, after the Southeast Asian nation's widely lauded handling of the Asian Games last August 2018.  Muliaman Hadad, Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland, submitted a formal bid letter from President Joko Widodo to the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Woods, Djokovic, Vonn win Laureus World Sports Awards

MONACO (AP) — Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic, Lindsey Vonn and the France national soccer team were among the winners at the Laureus World Sports Awards, with Woods claiming the Comeback Award 19 years after he was first recognized. Woods, who won the inaugural World Sportsman of the Year award in 2000, won the Tour Championship in September for his 80th PGA Tour title and his first since August 2013. Djokovic matched Usain Bolt's record by being named World Sportsman of the Year for the fourth time after winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. He also earned the honor in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Vonn, who retired during the recent Alpine skiing world championships , took home the Spirit of Sport Award, which is given to an athlete for relentless dedication to his or her career, and France was honored for winning the World Cup in July. Simone Biles was named World Sportswoman of the Year for winning four gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the gymnastics world championships. Naomi Osaka won the Breakthrough Award for winning the U.S. Open and Chloe Kim was named the World Action Sportsperson of the Year. The awards were given in recognition of outstanding sports performance in 2018......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this season

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. "In my mind it's time," he said. Bochy, who turns 64 on April 16, had offseason hip replacement surgery that has him moving more swiftly and he insists "the health's great" and didn't factor into the choice. He begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. "I've managed with my gut. I came up here in 2007 on my gut. So it's a gut feeling it's time," Bochy said. "It's been an unbelievable ride. There's so much in there to be grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans, my ride here. It's time. I'll stay in baseball and do something. ... I'm not going too far, trust me. I love this game. It's been in my blood, so sure I'll be doing something in another capacity and I look forward to it." Bochy came to San Francisco from the San Diego Padres before the 2007 season, in time to watch Barry Bonds break Hank Aaron's career home run record that August. He managed Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012 and a pair of no-hitters by Tim Lincecum against the Padres in July 2013 and June '14. "This will give me time to go back and reflect and even watch some games and think about some of these great achievements and milestones these players have reached," Bochy said. "I've always had a deep appreciation for the gifts and talents of these players. I consider myself fortunate to have managed players like a Bonds and Lincecum." Every other manager with three or more titles has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I haven't even thought about that," Bochy said. Giants CEO Larry Baer already envisions a place in Cooperstown for Bochy, "Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy," Baer said in a statement. "His honesty, integrity, passion and brilliance led to the most successful period of Giants baseball in the history of our franchise. He will always be a Giant and we look forward to honoring him and all of his achievements throughout his final season in San Francisco and inevitably in Cooperstown." Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford considers himself fortunate to have played for the same manager his entire career. "That's definitely special. I don't think many guys have one manager throughout their entire career," Crawford said. "Obviously we have this year to take care of first. Hopefully we make it a memorable one for him. A part of what's made him such a good manager over the years is just being able to work with the players he has, whether that's the bullpen or the bench, he always seemed to plug the right pieces at the right times." Bochy has faced daily questions about his future, and he wanted to address his plans now and avoid distractions later in the season when he hopes to have a contender again following two years out of the playoffs. He intends to stay in baseball. "It's something I put a lot of thought in it," Bochy said. "There's a lot of things that I look forward to doing, but right now my head's at this moment, hey, I'm going to focus on getting this team ready. I look forward to one more shot, trust me, and us having a big year. I'm all in." He spent his first 12 seasons as a manager with the Padres from 1995-2006, guiding San Diego to the NL pennant in 1998. Bochy came to the decision over the winter, but had all but realized this would be his last year at the end of the 2018 season. He discussed it with family and the front office. Executive Brian Sabean was hardly surprised by his dear friend's decision, saying "that's a pretty elite and, as we all know, fast treadmill to now do this for 25 years." "Two different organizations, four trips to the World Series, you win three, that's pretty elite company," Sabean said. Once he's through, Bochy will stick to his simple life of fishing excursions and family. "I'm not going anywhere. I don't have any cruises planned, trust me, I don't plan on going up Mount Everest. Baseball, that's my life. I'll be around," Bochy said. "I don't have a bucket list. There's no hidden agenda in all this, trust me.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in ‘Good Omens’

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of "Good Omens", a fantasy series to be released on May 31 on Amazon Prime Video, as announced by the platform at its TCA press briefing. The star of "Sherlock" and "Doctor Strange" will be working with Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm and Frances McDormand on the series which is inspired by a novel by its showrunner and writer, Neil Gaiman. It's been a wait of almost two years for "Good Omens", the new series from Neil Gaiman and Amazon Prime Video. First announced in August 2017, it finally has a launch date of May 31, and its lineup has been completed now with Cumberbatch. He will provide the voice for a giant animate...Keep on reading: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in ‘Good Omens’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News

No Wage Adjustments in Central Visayas

The applicable wage rates in Central Visayas (CV) will not change until the effectivity of the existing Wage Order expires 12 months after from its effectivity as per Wage Order NO. ROVII-21 that took effect last 3 August 2018. According to Labor and Employment Regional Director and chairman of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

World No. 2 Koepka sees better Slam odds with PGA in May - The Manila Times Online

NEW YORK: World number two Brooks Koepka likes the PGA Championship moving from August to May, saying four major tournaments in as many months brings a better chance at aREAD The post World No. 2 Koep.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Current Tigresses shine against Alumni stars

Former and current University of Sto. Tomas stars gathered for a night of fun volleyball action Wednesday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion inside the UST campus. The alumni squad led by Ging Balse and Aiza Maizo showed that they still got game but the current Tigresses prevailed in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the event that also served as a mini pep rally for the UST squad heading into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.  Sophomore Milena Alessandrini unleashed 16 points to pace the Tigresses, who are wrapping up their preparation for the UAAP wars, which will open on February 16.  Dimdim Pacres and rookie Eya Laure delivered seven points each while freshman Kecelyn Galdones posted six markers anchored on four aces. “Ang sarap sa pakiramdam, para akong naglalaro sa championship na makalaro mo ang mga legends ng UST. Hindi ko in-expect na ganoon ang feeling,” said graduating UST team captain Sisi Rondina, who fired six points. “Nakita namin na kahit hindi na sila ganoon ka-active sa paglaro ng volleyball nandoon pa rin ang passion nila and the way sila mag-commit sa UST, yung willingness to win, gustong-gusto nila and nagi-enjoy sila,” Rondina added. “I hope makuha namin yun. Kung ano ang ginawa nila (sa UST) sana ma-absorb namin. Balse, who along with Venus Bernal starred in UST’s Season 69 title, showed the way for the Alumni Team with nine points while Pam Lastimosa and Jessey De Leon scored five each. Looking at the Tigresses current roster, Balse felt confident that the squad has a good chance of ending a nine-year title drought. “Sa tingin ko talaga kaya nila mag-champion ngayon,” she said. “Kailangan lang nila ng kompiyansa and kailangan nilang harapin ang darating na challenge. Mayroon silang talent para manalo.” Legendary and multi-titled coach August Sta. Maria was the designated mentor of the Alumni Team with former players Mozzy Ravena and Vilet Ponce De Leon as his deputies. UST’s Season 72 championship core Angge Tabaquero, Aiza Maizo, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maru Banaticla and Maika Ortiz also played for the Alumni Team with Denise Tan, Joey Torrijos, Rubie De Leon, Dancel Dusaran, Mela Tunay, Michelle Del Rosario, Kat Caranngan, Sarah Jane Gonzalez, Shannen Palec and Mia Hirotsuji. Former UST high school star Alyssa Valdez and EJ Laure, who skipped the UAAP tournament for the second straight season, watched the event.     ---                Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The reset button for NASCAR was triggered as soon as Joey Logano wrapped up last year's championship celebration. There was massive work to be done to stop the stock-car series from a spiral to the bottom and the fix is nothing short of a radical reboot. The critical change is the introduction of an overhauled rules package designed to make the racing watchable again. And it comes under new leadership at the top. Jim France replaced his nephew as chairman of NASCAR in August after Brian France took a leave of absence following his arrest for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Jim France is now listed as chairman and CEO, has ro...Keep on reading: NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2019Related News

Cases filed by ombudsman drop by 71% in 2018

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed significantly fewer cases at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, down by about 71 percent since former Supreme Court associate justice Samuel Martires assumed office in August 2018......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Jr. NBA dangles slots to Asia Pacific event, Global Championship in Orlando

In its 12th year, Jr. NBA Philippines is expanding their program with the Asia Pacific Qualifiers and an opportunity to compete in the first ever Jr. NBA Global Championship in Disney World, Orlando, Florida on August......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Union, league preparing 'war chests' for 2021 NFL labor talks

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two years before the labor agreement with the NFL runs out, the players' union is gathering a war chest it hopes it doesn't need. Union leaders, however, expect a work stoppage in 2021, while not exactly inevitable, will be difficult to avoid. "We feel good where we are, the lines we can draw," NFL Players Association President Eric Winston said Thursday. "We feel good about the direction we have. "It's our job to prepare for wars we don't want to fight." The league and union agreed on a 10-year deal in 2011 after a lockout lasted from mid-March until early August. The NFL reportedly is squirreling away funds from its broadcast deals in anticipation of a labor stalemate in 2021, and the NFLPA is using money from its highly profitable NFL Players Inc. arm to do the same. "There are a limited number of options," added DeMaurice Smith, who soon will mark 10 years as the union's executive director. "All of them except renegotiating a new deal are a pretty tough option.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 1st, 2019Related News

‘Suicide Squad’ reboot to be helmed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director

James Gunn, director of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and its second part, will be helming DC's crack at 2021's "Suicide Squad" movie with a new swathe of actors and characters. Having provided Warner Bros. with a script for a new "Suicide Squad" film, James Gunn is now set to direct the full movie, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The Suicide Squad" is expected August 2021, Warner Bros. has revealed, after "DC Super Pets" on May 21, 2021, and Matt Reeves' "The Batman", June 25, 2021. It's all change in the DC Extended Universe after Ben Affleck confirmed he would be stepping down as the title character for "The Batman" and Henry Cavill's duties as Superman appear to have b...Keep on reading: ‘Suicide Squad’ reboot to be helmed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 31st, 2019Related News

Moonstruck Fil-Am to exhibit celestial images in Manila

Moonstruck Fil-Am to exhibit celestial images in Manila Bes Yap drove solo from the Bay Area August 2017 to witness the great American solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon. His lenses use sol.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

DeChambeau cruises to victory at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Whether it's science or art, Bryson DeChambeau is making a name for himself for simply winning. In his most dominant performance yet, DeChambeau turned a one-shot lead into a seven-stroke victory Sunday by closing with an 8-under 64 to set the tournament record and win the Dubai Desert Classic for his first European Tour victory and his fourth title in the last five months. "Being able to win internationally is something that I've always wanted to do after winning so many times in the States," DeChambeau said. "And to get it at the Dubai Desert Classic is incredible. I couldn't be more honored to win this event." The 25-year-old American wasn't entirely happy with his game, even while building a one-shot lead over Li Haotong going into the final day at Emirates Golf Club. He had few complaints Sunday, however, opening with three straight birdies to expand his lead to four shots. No one had a chance after that. DeChambeau finished on 24-under 264, breaking by one shot the 72-hole record Li had set the year before. Matt Wallace of England had a 68 to finish alone in second at 271. Ian Poulter and Paul Waring each had a 64 and tied for third, along with Sergio Garcia (66) and Alvaro Quiros (68). Li, trying to join Stephen Gallacher as the only back-to-back winners of this event since it began in 1989, stumbled early and was penalized late in his round of 73 to tie for 12th. He made birdie on the last hole, but then received a two-shot penalty when officials determined Li's caddie was on a direct line behind the ball when he took his stance. That penalty is under the modernized Rules of Golf that took effect this year. Li could have avoided the penalty had he backed off the stroke and retaken his stance. DeChambeau won consecutive FedEx Cup playoff events on the PGA Tour against strong fields in August, and he won again in Las Vegas on the U.S. tour. This gives him six worldwide victories in just under three full years as a pro. He will stay at No. 5 in the world. "It is special," Garcia said of the American's form. "If you're playing well and making everything ... it's a perfect combination. He's playing very, very nicely with a lot of confidence, and putting well. So you can't go wrong there." DeChambeau first played Dubai as the U.S. Amateur champion in 2016, and he spoke then about the science he applies to golf and how it might revolutionize the game. The SMU graduate with a physics degree is known as the "Mad Scientist" in American circles, though DeChambeau says golf remains artful. And his game remains a work in progress. "The more variables that we figure out ... we can't figure everything out, but we've got a better understanding of how rough shots come out, of how bunker shots come out, of how putts break, how different angles on the greens relative to the hole — how that truly affects what the putt need to be for the proper terminal velocity," he said. "Just all these little things we've accumulated are adding up, and I believe it's kind of like a domino effect. "I don't know if that makes sense, but in my brain it does." DeChambeau stays on the Arabian Peninsula another week for the Saudi International next week, a new European Tour event that features four of the top five players in the world and will give him a chance to move further up the world ranking toward his goal of No. 1 in the world. He also has taken up European Tour membership, moving to No. 4 in the Race to Dubai. But first it was time to celebrate. "I'll have a nice, big glass of chocolate milk," DeChambeau said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2019Related News

Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec 

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed another retired military officer to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Duterte named formerAssistant Division Commander of the Mechanized Infantry Division of the Philippine Army Felicisimo Budiongan as DSWD undersecretary.       The President signed Budiongan's appointment paper on January 23, 2019. Budiongan served as assistant division commander from November 2016 to August 2018.   Budiongan joins the growing list of retired military officials appointed in government.   DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista is a former Chief of Staff of the Armed For...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 25th, 2019Related News

PH volleyball team gets glimpse of new generation

      MANILA, Philippines –  The Philippine women's volleyball team got a glimpse of what the new generation of players has in store. As the national team gears up for several tournaments – including the Asian Women's Volleyball Under-23 Championship this August – a good number of young players led by University of Santo ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2019Related News

Senate OKs probe of people linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ shipment

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate adopted on Monday the recommendation of a Senate panel to conduct a lifestyle check and further investigate personalities tagged in the controversial P11-billion crystal meth shipment that was unearthed in August 2018. READ:PDEA chief now says magnetic lifters contained P11B 'shabu' READ:PDEA to file raps against those involved in P11B smuggled 'shabu' In his sponsorship speech on Committee Report No. 544, Sen. Richard Gordon, blue ribbon committee chair, noted that despite previous investigations into the illegal shabu shipments into the country, "big amount of drugs still kept coming in our country through the use of the same modus operan...Keep on reading: Senate OKs probe of people linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ shipment.....»»

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

Kiko Estrada has found the ‘light’ in Devon Seron

Confirmation has to come from the guy first," said Kiko Estrada when asked to talk about the real score between him and actress Devon Seron. The actor said he and Devon have been dating since August 2018. "You have to respect the woman. You have to treat her right. I promised her that when I'd get asked about our relationship, I will say my piece," he declared. "You see, when we began dating, I didn't have any work to promote yet. Devon had a new show then, so it was her that the media kept interviewing." Attitude He described Devon as "dalagang Pinay," and so she required "tamang pagsuyo." Kiko said he first had to ask the blessings of Devon's parents, Sonny and Carol, befo...Keep on reading: Kiko Estrada has found the ‘light’ in Devon Seron.....»»

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

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino moved to September

The 2019 edition of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) will no longer be screened in August, but in September, to serve as the launchpad of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Philippine Cinema. This year, it will be held from Sept. 11 to 17 with the approval of the National Cinema Association of the Philippines (NCAP), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chair Liza Dio announced recently. Changes will also be implemented in the selection of the eight official film entries this year, the FDCP chief added. A flagship program of the FDCP, the PPP is a weeklong celebration that exclusively screens quality Filipino films of different genres in all theaters...Keep on reading: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino moved to September.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News