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Power co-op shuts down operations

Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao---The Maguindanao Electric Cooperative has warned anew of a “Black Monday”---a massive power outage on Dec. 9—to put pressure on its delinquent clients and ensure a 70-percent success level in billing them......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News11 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron Rivera getting dumped this week by the Carolina Panthers (5-7) in the midst of a four-game skid. They could be joined soon by Jason Garrett in Dallas (6-7), Dan Quinn in Atlanta (3-9), Doug Marrone in Jacksonville (4-8) and Pat Shurmur, whose New York Giants are 2-10, and maybe even by rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens in Cleveland (5-7) and second-year coach Matt Patricia in Detroit (3-8-1). Rivera was 76-63-1, the most successful of the four head coaches in the Panthers' franchise history. Like John Fox, he guided the Panthers to a Super Bowl only to come up short. Gruden's six-year run in Washington was the longest for any coach in Daniel Snyder's two decades of ownership, but that run produced a 35-49-1 record, two winning seasons and one playoff appearance. "Welcome to the club, bro," remarked Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who was fired by the Buccaneers in 2008. The club will soon be accepting more members. Some strong possibilities: JASON GARRETT, Dallas Cowboys, 83-66 (.557) in 10th season. The Cowboys have lost seven of 10 since a 3-0 start but still lead the middling NFC East by a half game over Philadelphia, which hosts the last-place Giants on Monday night. "I don't know how it is, we're still in the lead for our division," QB Dak Prescott said after the Cowboys' 31-24 loss at Chicago on Thursday night. "Got to be thankful for that, but we can't hang our hat on that. We have to figure out our issues now, fix them and get better." Asked Friday on his weekly radio show on 103.The Fan in Dallas if he's embarrassed by how his team is playing, owner Jerry Jones retorted, "Hey, get your damn act together, yourself. Now, we're going to have a good visit this morning, but settle down just a little bit. ... I've been traveling all night and I don't have the patience to jack with you today." A good many Cowboys fans don't want to wait for Garret's contract to expire after the season for Jones to make a coaching change. DAN QUINN, Atlanta Falcons, 39-37 (.513) in fifth season. Last year's 7-9 collapse was blamed on injuries, but this year's 3-9 stumble could cost Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff their jobs because of all those empty seats at glittering Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After taking the Falcons to Super Bowl 51, where they blew a 28-3 lead over New England, Atlanta has gone 21-25. The Falcons' 26-18 loss to New Orleans on Thanksgiving eliminated them, so December could be all about getting looks at young players, although Quinn said, "It’s always about playing our best to go win. That's the first priority." DOUG MARRONE, Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-26 (.435) in fourth season. The Jaguars have been blown out in four straight games, lopsided losses that crushed the team's playoff hopes and turned December into a debate about the futures of Marrone, personnel chief Tom Coughlin, general manager Dave Caldwell and quarterback Nick Foles. It's back to rookie Gardner Minshew at QB for the final month. Foles, who signed a four-year, $88 million contract last offseason, said he was going to "keep my head held high." Things aren't looking up for Marrone. PAT SHURMUR, New York Giants, 7-21 (.250) in second season. Expectations in East Rutherford, New Jersey, weren't high, but a return to respectability and a .500 record was a realistic goal for the Giants. Instead, the team might fail to even match last year's five-win total, and that puts Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman on notice. A loss at Philadelphia next Monday night would be the Giants' ninth straight, tying the franchise record for longest skid, set in 1976. Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch haven't spoken publicly about the team since training camp, but back in August, Mara said, "I want to feel when I’m walking off the field after the last game of the season, whenever that is, that this franchise is headed in the right direction." FREDDIE KITCHENS, 5-7 (.333) in first season. Kitchens created a stir when he wore a shirt Friday night at the request of his daughters that read, "Pittsburgh started it" before the rematch with the Steelers, which they lost 20-13. "The T-shirt didn't cause us to give up 40-yard passes," Kitchens said. "We were ready to play. That's the only thing people need to be concerned about." Baker Mayfield wore a black cap after his last game that read "Miracle," which is what it probably will take for the Browns to salvage a season that began with high hopes and maybe even save Kitchens' job. MATT PATRICIA, 9-18-1 (.321), second season. The Lions have lost eight of nine since their 2-0-1 start and they've dropped five in a row. "It’s one of the toughest teams I’ve probably ever been around,” said Patricia, a former Patriots assistant coach. “This team fights like probably no other team I’ve ever seen. We’ve got to find a way to win.” Patricia is the seventh former assistant of Bill Belichick to get a head coaching job and all of them have losing records except for the Houston Texans' Bill O'Brien (50-42)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2019Related News

Coach Tab says 2019 PBA Draft just the start for Ateneo s pro production line

Ateneo de Manila University could have as many as six products get their names called in the 2019 PBA Draft. Nieto twins Mike and Matt, Aaron Black, Issac Go, and Vince Tolentino, and Adrian Wong have all declared for the rookie selection process on Sunday - and have good to great shots at turning their PBA dream into reality. According to head coach Tab Baldwin, the Blue Eagles' multi-titled mentor of the last four years, this is an exciting time to be a believer of the blue and white. "I'm very excited. We haven't seen them realize their goals yet, but when opportunity seems to be there, I'm very excited," he said. He then continued, "I hope to see all of them picked very early. I don't know whether they will be because that's up to PBA teams and coaches, but I'll be there with them, supporting them." Of the championship core that has led Ateneo's three-peat, only Thirdy Ravena has stayed away from the draft for now. Still, the fact that they have six products on deck to make the leap is nothing but a proud moment for the Katipunan-based squad. Make no mistake, though, this is just the start of many, many more Blue Eagles turning pro. "I don't feel like it's a culmination. Maybe that's for (the players), but for our program, I feel like it's the beginning. We're hoping to see all six of them picked and launching their careers," coach Tab said. Indeed, even after all six get drafted, Ateneo still has a treasure trove of talent in the likes of SJ Belangel, Gian Mamuyac, and Will Navarro. And with Baldwin guiding them, it's not a farfetched idea that sooner than later, they will be getting drafted themselves. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2019Related News

Ex-Eagles say they hit jackpot in getting mentored by Tab Baldwin

The 2019 PBA Draft looks like it will be yet another win for Ateneo de Manila University. With six Blue Eagles having declared and having good to great shots at turning their PBA dream into reality, the rookie selection process on Sunday may very well be yet another feather in the cap of the three-peat UAAP champions. Of course, those six know full well that they wouldn't be in the position they are now in if not for one person - head coach Tab Baldwin. "Coach Tab, kaming lima, we hit the jackpot with him," longtime captain Mike Nieto said. He then continued, "He wanted us to become good players here in college, but looking forward, he wanted us to become better professional players." Mike and twin Matt as well as Isaac Go and Adrian Wong spent the last four years of their collegiate careers under Baldwin's watchful eye. Aaron Black and Vince Tolentino, two more draft hopefuls from Ateneo, also had more than a few years learning from the American-Kiwi coach. And as it turns out, teaching his boys and turning them into PBA-ready talents is the ultimate goal of coach Tab. "Yung goal nga niya, hindi naman mag-champion. Kung tatanungin niyo siya, ang goal niya is ma-draft kami," Mike said. He then continued, "Hopefully, mangyari yun, but at the same time, we're just blessed and grateful that coach Tab is our head coach." Twin Matt only shared the same sentiment of being blessed and grateful to have played for the brilliant tactician. As he put it, "Always, we just want to say thank you kay coach Tab kasi he made us better basketball players and better people. Kung hindi dahil sa kanya, wala rin kami rito." He then continued, "I really thank him. I will never forget him." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2019Related News

Jun Robles Lana is Best Director at Estonia filmfest

Jun Robles Lana won the Jury Prize for Best Director for his black and white feature Kalel, 15, at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on Nov. 30 in Estonia in Northern Europe. He received a Golden Wolf trophy and 5,000 Euros cash prize or around P280,000......»»

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

‘Babies-for-sale’ talamak na – De Lima

Nagpahayag ng pagkaalarma si Senadora Leila de Lima kaugnay ng talamak na bentahan ng bagong panganak na mga sanggol sa ‘black market’ sa bansa......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2019Related News

De Lima seeks Senate probe on babies for sale

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima is seeking a Senate investigation into the alleged rampant buying and selling of newborn babies in underground black markets in the country. De Lima, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development, said she is alarmed over continuing reports of “babies-for-sale” trade as this endangers babies’ […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2019Related News

Man City finds stride in 4-1 victory vs Burnley; Palace wins

LONDON (AP) — After the lights went out in the changing room, Manchester City finally found a way to shine on the pitch again. City bounced back from its disappointing draw at Newcastle by beating Burnley 4-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday, displaying the kind of fluent attacking play that has often eluded Pep Guardiola’s team lately. Gabriel Jesus scored twice for City, which arrived at Turf Moor to find that the lights weren’t working in the away dressing room. The club tweeted out a picture of a black screen to make light of the situation, and the team then made light work of Burnley as well. Jesus curled in the opener in the 24th minute and doubled the lead just after halftime. Rodri added the third with a thundering volley into the roof of the net from 20 yards out in the 68th before substitute Riyad Mahrez netted his 50th Premier League goal in the 87th. Burnley's Robbie Brady grabbed a late consolation goal for the host. City had won just one of their last five games in all competitions but moved into second place above Leicester ahead of its game against Watford on Wednesday. It also cut Liverpool’s lead to eight points ahead of the Reds’ game against rival Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Wednesday. And Rodri insisted the defending champion hasn’t given up hope of catching Liverpool. "Until the maths say another thing we have all the chance of winning the Premier League,” Rodri said. "We don't see the best version of Manchester City until now." TEN-MAN PALACE WINS In Tuesday’s other game, substitute Jeffrey Schlupp scored in the 76th minute as 10-man Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth 1-0 to provisionally move up to fifth. Roy Hodgson's side played a man down for 71 minutes after Mamadou Sakho was sent off for a rash tackle, but Palace’s makeshift back four produced a solid display to see out a second straight win. Bournemouth, meanwhile, has now lost four games in a row. Sakho was making just his second league start of the season and recklessly caught Adam Smith high on the knee when sliding in for a tackle in the 19th minute, causing referee Anthony Taylor to show a straight red card. Palace then had another setback when Patrick Van Aanholt sustained a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Schlupp. That meant Palace had center-back Martin Kelly playing on the right of the back four, midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate at the heart of defense and Schlupp — usually a winger — filling in at left-back. However, Bournemouth struggled to create chances and the hosts were still a threat on counterattacks, with Wilfried Zaha having a penalty appeal waved away in the 70th minute after colliding with Chris Mepham. Schlupp then scored the winner after he raced past Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke before dribbling into the area and rifling an effort past Aaron Ramsdale from 12 yards out. Tuesday’s games were the first Premier League matches to be streamed live by Amazon in Britain, after the online giant bought the rights for two full rounds per season for the next three years......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2019Related News

Batang Fil-Am unang ‘black Marie’ sa ‘The Nutcracker’

ISANG 11-anyos na Filipino-American ang napiling gumanap na kauna-unahang ‘black Marie’ sa ‘The Nutcracker’ sa New York City Ballet......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2019Related News

Lim survives black day in tennis

Alberto Lim Jr. advanced to the Southeast Asian Games tennis men’s singles second round after upsetting Singapore’s eighth seed Shaheed Alam, 7-6 6-4, at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Court yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2019Related News

‘Black Friday’ crowds thin out

The US holiday shopping season officially opened with a deluge of “Black Friday” promotions but the frenzied crowds of the past have thinned out with the rise of e-commerce. Companies in the retail, entertainment and tourism industries once again tried to entice shoppers after Thanksgiving with a bevy of offers on a day synonymous with […] The post ‘Black Friday’ crowds thin out appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 1st, 2019Related News

Black Friday Alert: Financial botnets primarily targeting e-commerce apparel sites

In the wake of the upcoming Black Friday sales period, cybercriminals are targeting customers of apparel e-commerce websites, including fashion, shoes, gifts, toys, and jewelry......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechNov 30th, 2019Related News

‘Black Friday’ attack shocks London

A man wearing a suspected hoax explosive device was shot dead by armed officers on London Bridge on Friday after what police said was a terrorist stabbing spree, reviving memories of another  horrific attack two years ago that killed eight. Footage on Twitter filmed by eyewitnesses showed a scrum of people tackling a man on the […] The post ‘Black Friday’ attack shocks London appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2019Related News

PBA: Go, Black lead Blue Eagles in Draft sans Thirdy

Blue Eagles dominate the big names in the 2019 PBA Draft, but Ateneo’s top star will be missing out. Top prospects from the three-time UAAP champions for this year include big man Isaac Go, Adrian Wong, Vince Tolentino, and twins Matt and Mark Nieto. Also making the jump is Aaron Black, son of Meralco Bolts head coach Norman Black. After the deadline for application Friday, three-time UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena didn’t submit his papers. Other prospects for the Draft set for Dec. 8 are San Sebastian shooting marksman Allyn Bulanadi, Adamson’s Sean Manganti, and Twin brothers Jayvee and Jaycee Marcelino of Lyceum, William McAloney of EAC, PCU’s Michael Ayonanyon and UE’s Rey Suerte are also among the bright choices for first round pick. PBA coaches will get a glimpse of what these rookie aspirants can put on the floor during the two-day Draft Combine on Dec. 4 and 5 at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 29th, 2019Related News

Black Friday Alert: Financial Botnets Primarily Targeting E-commerce Apparel Sites

In the wake of the upcoming Black Friday sales period, cybercriminals are targeting customers of apparel e-commerce websites, including fashion, shoes, gifts, toys and jewelry. Consumers looking for deals in these areas during the upcoming weeks are advised to be careful when making online purchases. These are the key findings of a Black Friday Alert […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2019Related News

De Lima files resolution investigating babies-for-sale trade

"This clandestine market where new-born babies are bought and sold in what they describe as "large-scale underground black market" is reportedly being controlled by syndicates.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2019Related News

Renzo Subido hopes breakthrough leads all the way to PBA

Renzo Subido began his fifth and final year for University of Sto. Tomas as a potent scoring option. He closed his collegiate career as an all-around point guard that steered the Growling Tigers to a pleasant surprise of a Finals run. Now, the 5-foot-8 playmaker is hoping to bank on this breakthrough campaign for the 2019 PBA Draft. “I feel excited about living my dream which is being able to play in the PBA if given a chance,” he said a day after his application to the rookie selection process was filed last Wednesday. “After all, the PBA is what all my hard work was for.” In the recently concluded season, he averaged 8.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds - and hit the big-time triple that essentially shot the black and gold from fourth-seed to the Finals. For Subido, getting drafted will also be yet another big-time win for UST’s rejuvenated basketball program. As he put it, “I owe UST so much. I would have not been where am I today of it were not for UST.” He then continued, “Hence, if given a chance to play in the PBA, I will always live up to the ideals of being a Thomasian.” It is yet to be determined if the 23-year-old will finish what he had already started with San Juan in the MPBL. Because the new PBA season is being penciled in for March of next year, though, he will still play with the Knights for the foreseeable future. Alongside Subido, Far Eastern University’s Hubert Cani, Wendell Comboy, and Barkley Ebona as well as College of St. Benilde’s Yankie Haruna and San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ Alvin Capobres have also declared for the 2019 PBA Draft on December 8. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2019Related News

Two-way guards Montalbo, Black finally making jump to PBA

After a year of showcasing their skills in other venues, Kib Montalbo and Aaron Black have both declared for the 2019 PBA Draft. “Excited, nakakakaba, pero I’m ready for it,” Montalbo said. “Ever since I started playing, dream ko maabot yung PBA.” Following a strong stint for De La Salle University, Montalbo saw action in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup and then the MPBL Lakan Cup. There, the 6-foot guard proved that he is still the same lockdown defender, but with a few more offensive weapons to wield. Of course, Montalbo is nothing but thankful for all he had learned in the year-long leadup to his joining of the rookie selection process. ”Actually, 3x3 helped me with my individual skills and MPBL helped me in developing pa my 5-on-5 abilities,” he said. The same can be said for Black who opened eyes in the MPBL Lakan Cup and then the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup after winning back-to-back championships in Ateneo de Manila University. “I was happy with how my collegiate career ended, but I needed to be able to showcase myself,” he shared He then continued, “In the (PBA) D-League and the MPBL, I think I was able to do that.” Indeed, the 22-year-old put up per game counts of 25.2 points in 44 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, and 1.5 steals for AMA while also posting numbers of 11.6 markers, 7.2 boards, and 5.1 assists for Quezon City/Zamboanga. Aside from Black and Montalbo, other PBA D-League and MPBL players to gave thrown their names into the hat of the 2019 PBA Draft in December 8 are Mike Ayonayon (San Juan), Chris Bitoon (Manila), Aris Dionisio (Manila), Richard Escoto (Iloilo), Leo Gabo of (Basilan/BRT-Sumisip-St. Clare), Arvin Tolentino (Batangas/Nueva Ecija), William McAloney (Cebu). —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2019Related News

Black boxes found in French chopper crash

The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesman said Wednesday. The crash occurred late Monday during an operation against jihadists in the Liptako region, near the borders with Burkina Faso and Niger. It was the heaviest single loss for the French […] The post Black boxes found in French chopper crash appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2019Related News

Uniqlo s having a week-long Black Friday sale

MANILA, Philippines – As if you needed more reason to drop by everyone's favorite Japanese casual wear store, think again.  Uniqlo Philippines announced Wednesday, November 27, it will be having a week-long "Black Friday" sale from November 29 to December 5.  While they've yet to announce the full mechanics of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2019Related News