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PBA: Ginebra can t win it all says Justin Brownlee

ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL -- For the first time in the Justin Brownlee era, Ginebra won't be making the Governors' Cup Finals. However, his team still got a title in Brownlee's third season with the team, a much tougher hill to climb in the Commissioner's Cup, where imports are taller by two inches than this conference. Brownlee was his usual self, tallying 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the season-ending 112-108 loss to rivals Magnolia Hotshots at the Ynares Center here. The agreeable import knows they had targets behind their backs this conference, and their opponents had found the key that ended their two-year reign. "You definitely can't win it all. The two championships, the Governors' Cup that we won two in a row was great. A great one. But we understand that trying to win another one, it was going to be very tough," Brownlee shared.   "And like I said, we lost to a really tough team. Magnolia showed why they previously won championships. They showed like they're going to win another one." It was a great season for the 6'5” forward, winning titles in the Asean Basketball League as a member of Alab Pilipinas along with Renaldo Balkman, then defeating his former teammate in the Commissioner's Cup in six games. So what's next? Will he rejoin Balkman and towering 7'2 import PJ Ramos to the fold? "Not sure. Probably just rest and have my body checked out. See if a few nicks and a few pains here and there. Just trying to make sure that my body's healthy and go from there." Brownlee also tipped his hat off to opposing reinforcement Romeo Travis, who scored a career-high 50 points on virtually one leg, carrying himself, and his squad through a Grade 2 hamstring strain. "I had played against him before a couple of years ago in France. He was a great player. He can definitely shoot the ball. His mid-range. Definitely gave us a lot of problems the whole series." "He's an incredible player. He could do many things. He showed why he's an import in this league tonight." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

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Malaysia’s Mahathir, 93, praised for commitment to ASEAN meetings

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 93, has been praised by some Filipinos for declaring his commitment to attending important meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore. The nonagenarian leader in an interview with Agence France Presse was asked about how he was able to commit to a busy schedule despite his […] The post Malaysia’s Mahathir, 93, praised for commitment to ASEAN meetings appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 16th, 2018Related News

EU is best prepared for Brexit U-turn – Tusk

BRUSSELS,  Belgium – The European Union is "best prepared" for Britain to backtrack and abandon Brexit, EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday, November 15, as political chaos raged in London over the terms of the divorce. A string of ministers resigned in just a few hours over the draft Brexit accord, ........»»

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Main points of the draft Brexit agreement

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union has published the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break. Key provisions aim to avoid a hard border between EU member Ireland and the British province ........»»

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Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Iceland 2-0

BRUSSELS (AP) — Michy Batshuayi proved a more than capable replacement for the injured Romelu Lukaku on Thursday when he scored twice as Belgium beat Iceland 2-0 to maintain its 100 percent record in the inaugural UEFA Nations League. After 65 minutes of pounding the Iceland defense, captain Eden Hazard found Thomas Meunier on the right and the Paris Saint-Germain winger crossed for Batshuayi to slot the ball home. The second goal was even easier for the on-loan Valencia striker, as he tapped the ball into the net after Hans Vanaken's shot had rebounded to him. Belgium has nine points from three games in Group 2 of League A, three ahead of Switzerland. A draw against the Swiss on Sunday will be enough to take Belgium through to the Final Four in June. Iceland lost all 4 matches and is relegated. Belgium and Iceland were without several first-choice players on Thursday, but the home team showed it has a lot more strength in depth and dominated throughout at an increasingly foggy King Baudouin Stadium. Axel Witsel also became only the third Belgian to win 100 caps......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Firsts for Sane, Suele as Germany beats Russia in friendly

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leroy Sane and Niklas Suele struck their first international goals to guide Germany to a 3-0 win over Russia in a friendly on Thursday. The 2014 world champions, who surrendered their crown following a first-round exit in Russia in June, went 1-0 up thanks to an eighth-minute goal from Sane. Suele added a second goal 17 minutes later before Serge Gnabry, who had set up Sane for the opener, made sure of victory five minutes before halftime. The visitors improved after the break, with Aleksei Ionov going close as the intensity of the game dropped. The 32-year-old Brazilian-born Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira, known as Ari, made his Russia debut but failed to make much of an impact and was substituted early in the second half. Germany, which lost 2-1 in France and 3-0 in the Netherlands in its previous UEFA Nations League games, continues its campaign against the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen on Monday. The Germans are bottom of League A, Group 1 with one point from three games and will be relegated on Friday if the Dutch beat world champion France in Rotterdam......»»

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France Gives PH Grant for Study on Cable Car System

The government of France has provided financial aid for a feasibility study on the implementation of the first urban cable car project in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Wednesday. In a statement, the department said the initiative was formalized through a launch held at its office in Clark, Pampanga, attended by Transportation […].....»»

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Passage of bill lowering gov’t retirement age to 56 lauded

ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro on Thursday lauded the panel-level approval of the bill proposing the lowering of the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 years old to 56.   The House committee on government enterprises and privatization approved on Wednesday the still-unnumbered bill, principally-authored by Tinio and Castro, which seeks to amend Republic Act 8291 or the GSIS Act of 1997.   "These civil servants dedicate twenty, thirty years of their lives in the service of the nation. It is high time that the government heed their clamor for the option to retire at an earlier age in order for them to enjoy their retirement...Keep on reading: Passage of bill lowering gov’t retirement age to 56 lauded.....»»

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French govt spokesman slams Trump s lack of common decency

PARIS, France – A French government spokesman on Wednesday, November 14, accused US President Donald Trump of a lack of "common decency" for attacking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Twitter on the third anniversary of a jihadist massacre in Paris. Asked to react to Trump's tweets mocking Macron's low poll ........»»

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Tasting France in a glass

WITHIN EVERY bottle of wine is a summary of time and space in which a wine was made: from every drop of sunlight and rain, to the air and the soil from which the vines absorb life......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

France fires back at Trump’s lack of ‘common decency’

  PARIS --- France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Wednesday: "We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of our compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and so I will reply in English: 'Common decency' would have been appropriate." Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U.S...Keep on reading: France fires back at Trump’s lack of ‘common decency’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

French gov’t to fund feasibility study for cable car system

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it started working on a feasibility study for a cable car system in Metro Manila, funded by a 450,000-euro grant from France......»»

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DOTr begins France-funded study for Metro Manila cable car system

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday, November 14, officially started the feasibility study for the proposed Metro Manila cable car system. The French government extended a €450,000 grant, or about P27 million, for the feasibility study, with the DOTr expected to identify possible areas in Metro ........»»

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France agrees to finance feasibility study for Metro Manila cable car system

The French government has agreed to finance a feasibility study for the proposed urban cable car project in Metro Manila......»»

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Days after visit, Trump blasts France s Macron as relations sour | News

US President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after ret.....»»

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France seeks global talks on cyberspace security

PARIS, France --- The French government announced Monday a "Paris Call" for talks to lay out a common framework for ensuring internet security, following a surge in cyberattacks which has dented confidence in global networks. The move aims to relaunch negotiations on a "code of good conduct" which have stalled since last year. Officials said the text, to be presented by President Emmanuel Macron as he opens UNESCO's Internet Governance Forum in Paris on Monday, has been signed by most European countries. But China, Russia and the United States have not yet joined, though a source in Macron's office said a "critical mass" of US players support the call, including Microsoft and th...Keep on reading: France seeks global talks on cyberspace security.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News

51 states pledge support for global cybersecurity rules

PARIS, France--- Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyberweapons and the use of the internet, the French government said Monday. The states have signed up to a so-called "Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace," an attempt to kickstart stalled global negotiations. China, Russia and the United States did not sign the pledge, reflecting their resistance to setting standards for cyberweapons which are at the cutting edge of modern warfare. "We need norms to avoid a war in cyberspace which would be catastrophic," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday. Campaigner...Keep on reading: 51 states pledge support for global cybersecurity rules.....»»

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Germany, France, Britain, U.S. and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes, Erdogan says

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said. Germany, France, Britain, U.S. and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes, Erdogan says Source link: Germany, France, Britain, U.S. and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes, Erdogan says.....»»

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Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum

The leaders of Germany and France called for a unified approach to fostering world peace at a forum in Paris that was attended by dozens of heads of state and government with one notable exception: U.S. President Donald Trump. Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum Source link: Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum.....»»

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Topless protesters trick security, disrupt Trump motorcade

PARIS, France --- A feminist activist pretending to be a photographer managed to breach security at a huge international ceremony in Paris and disrupt U.S. Presidential Donald Trump's motorcade as part of a peace protest. With thousands of security forces deployed around the French capital, questions swirled around how the woman and two other activists from feminist group Femen got so close to scores of world leaders gathered on the Champs-Elysees to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. Photographers accredited by the French presidential palace noticed that a woman in their midst was using a fake identity, according to Ludovic Marin, an Agence France Presse photographer...Keep on reading: Topless protesters trick security, disrupt Trump motorcade.....»»

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