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Underprivileged kids from Marawi, Metro Manila, and Batangas participate in Real Madrid-sponsored camp

The two-day YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic came to a close last Sunday with 300 underprivileged kids getting the rare opportunity to learn football the Real Madrid way at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City. Two kids from previously war-torn Marawi City were among those who experienced the world-class football training from coaches of the most multi-titled La Liga team in history with 33 Championship titles to its name.  Children from Gawad Kalinga communities were first to undergo the clinics on Saturday, followed by children from lakeshore communities in Batangas on Sunday morning.  Homeless children who live and sleep on streets and places like Luneta and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan, and are cared for by Child Hope Asia Philippines had their own exhilarating football experience in the afternoon. Mohammed Faried Anganto and Alintor Bangote were brought by their coach, Espiridion Paran under the auspices of Gawad Kalinga. “Football was one way for the kids to cope and transcend the experience of the past,” said their coach.  “It was special for them to experience the YKK Football Clinic conducted by Real Madrid coaches because they learned new skills and trained with professional football gear. They’re used to playing with makeshift equipment, using tennis balls and playing barefoot,” he added. Real Madrid Foundation coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin and Hector Vicente were assisted by 30 local coaches who shared and demonstrated world-class training methodologies and training techniques throughout the sessions. The Real Madrid Foundation coaches also promoted values through sports and education, teaching the kids about commitment, responsibility and teamwork, all while having fun.  All participants in the kids clinic received a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football kits, which include football boots, cap and socks. Everyone received a certificate at the end of the session. The Most Valuable Participants in the morning and afternoon sessions received Real Madrid t-shirts and bags......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

Loving interior designer extraordinaire Kelly Wearstler

When asked who I often take design cues from, my immediate answer is Kelly Wearstler. By this time, her name is a staple when it comes to interior design, with so many achievements to her belt. You can name it from celebrity clients to boutique hotels that have inspired her entire industry until today. A local of South Carolina, Kelly started her career with an interest in decor via her mother who was an antique dealer. Reportedly, she and her sister would accompany their mother to her shopping trips. These memories stayed with Kelly and eventually resonated with her as she created her own path. She studied architecture and earned a bachelor's degree in interior and graphic design...Keep on reading: Loving interior designer extraordinaire Kelly Wearstler.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

Lacson on ‘stupid God’ remark, Tisoy Argoncillo death, Rappler award | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Lacson: May God forgive Duterte , 'make him atone for all his sins.' Fellow detainees recount how Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo died . Rappler receives 2018 Free Media Pioneer Award . Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News8 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

JBC to open search for Chief Justice

Members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) are set to meet today (June 25) to declare open officially the search for a new Chief Justice. JBC to open search for Chief Justice Members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) are set to meet today (June 25) to declare open officially the search for… link: JBC to open search for Chief Justice.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 12 hr. 24 min. ago Related News

Wendell Carter Jr. brings all-around package to Bulls

NBA.com staff report Wendell Carter Jr. had his plan in place from a young age, as early as the third grade. His hoop dreams always centered on fulfilling a destiny his father, a professional player overseas, never did. So when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called his name early during Thursday's draft (Friday, PHL time), it was the culmination of a family project years in the making. Carter, who joins an up and coming young cast in Chicago, arrives with a focus and attention to detail that puts the emphasis on professional in professional ballplayer. As Malika Andrews of the Chicago Tribune points out, Carter has spent his young life preparing for the opportunity that is being presented to him now with the Bulls: At Pace Academy, Carter was also one of the highest-ranked basketball prospects in the country. He scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Pace to the Georgia Class AA state championship in 2016. Pace coach Demetrius Smith made sure to tune in to the draft after a staff meeting Thursday night. “As far as a big man, he’s probably the best from Georgia since Dwight Howard,” Smith said. ”There never has been another guy like him at our school.” Carter sacrificed some of his own offense on a Duke team that also had Marvin Bagley III and Grayson Allen — two other first-round picks. Carter averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Blue Devils, serving as a more physical complement to the sinewy Bagley, whom the Kings selected at No. 2. “The beautiful thing about Wendell is that he doesn’t have to be the featured guy to have an impact,” Carter’s performance coach, Sekou Walton, said. “Wendell can actually help you out defensively, he can get your rebounds. His assist ratio is pretty high as well. He can work well with someone who has to have touches. Wendell is that perfect support guy, and the NBA needs more people like Wendell.” Indeed, Carter’s potential lies not only in his physical gifts and scoring ability but also his unselfishness and commitment to team play. Kylia describes her son as “unselfish to a fault.” Sommerville called him the “quarterback that makes everybody’s life easier.” Throughout high school, Carter kept a comprehensive training program that reflects his attention to detail: He practiced, lifted weights, stuck to a healthy diet and even carried a water jug everywhere he went to ensure he was properly hydrated. One of Smith’s favorite memories took place immediately after Carter’s sensational championship game performance in 2016. After Pace beat Manchester High 65-43 in the state final, the team celebrated with burgers, fries and milkshakes from Chick-fil-A on the bus ride back from Macon to Atlanta. When the bus pulled up at the school and Carter’s teammates rushed to go celebrate, Carter stayed behind to pick up the napkins, bags and cups. “We always say, ‘Leave it better than you found it,’ ” Smith said in a phone interview from his Atlanta home. “I have seen him do it after games too — picking up Gatorade cups and stuff like that. You just don’t find too many kids that are that humble and are willing to do all the dirty work, the little stuff.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports14 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

NBA reveals awards finalists for 2017-18 season

NBA.com staff report NEW YORK -- The NBA today announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers from the 2017-18 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year. The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT (Tuesday, June 26, PHL time). The second annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The finalists for the six annual awards, based on voting results from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, are below: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player - Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans - James Harden, Houston Rockets - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Kia NBA Rookie of the Year - Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz - Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers - Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics Kia NBA Sixth Man Award - Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets - Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors - Lou Williams, LA Clippers Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year - Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans - Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers - Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz Kia NBA Most Improved Player - Clint Capela, Houston Rockets - Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets - Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers NBA Coach of the Year - Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors - Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz - Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics All-NBA First Team - Anthony Davis, Pelicans - Kevin Durant, Warriors - James Harden, Rockets - LeBron James, Cavaliers - Damian Lillard, Blazers - Official release      NBA All-Rookie Team - Kyle Kuzma, Lakers - Lauri Markkanen, Bulls - Donovan Mitchell, Jazz - Ben Simmons, 76ers - Jayson Tatum, Celtics - Official release     NBA All-Defensive Team - Rudy Gobert, Jazz - Anthony Davis, Pelicans - Victor Oladipo, Pacers - Jrue Holiday, Pelicans - Robert Covington, 76ers - Official release      Complete voting results for each award will be posted on pr.nba.com the night of the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia. The NBA Awards presented by Kia will also include the announcement of the winners for NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA Sportsmanship Award, the Season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award and the fan-voted Play of the Year......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports14 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

Gilas upbeat vs Taiwan despite lack of practice

Gilas Pilipinas departs at noon today for Taiwan for its third and last “away game” in the first round of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, seeking a repeat of its “home” win over Chinese Taipei in a bid to firm up its spot at second place behind mighty Australia in their group......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

New-look Smart, Sta. Lucia open Superliga bid

Smart-Army and Sta. Lucia Realty kick off their Pool B campaign with souped-up rosters, each side confident of a strong start in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

CEU guns for second win againast Marinero-TIP

Centro Escolar University shoots for back-to-back wins even as Marinerong Pilipino aims to bounce back from a stinging loss as they clash in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds

It's part satire, part teen-drama, but "American Vandal" spoofs "true crime" docuseries like "Making a Murderer" into a school setting---and resoundingly succeeds. The eight-episode Netflix show follows a California high school dealing with a confounding mystery: Who spray-painted a phallus on each of the 27 teachers' cars? The main suspect is the class clown, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who has a history of drawing them. His pranking and vandalizing ways are no secret to his schoolmates and teachers, making him an easy scapegoat. With surveillance videos of the crime missing, two students, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate, hoping ...Keep on reading: ‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 18 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

Love should inspire our death

WE NEED to examine our attitude towards death which is unavoidable in our life here on earth. It is, of course, a worthwhile exercise because many of us today have a wrong understanding of death that would lead us to unnecessary fears. Also, the many riveting concerns we have at the moment often prevent us […] The post Love should inspire our death appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News19 hr. 24 min. ago Related News

Scorpions, Skippers in big battle

Games today: (Ynares Sports Arena) 1 p.m. – AMA vs Batangas 3 p.m. – Marinerong Pilipino vs CEU CENTRO Escolar University takes on Marinerong Pilipino while struggling Batangas plays winless AMA in a pair of matches today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena. The Scorpions….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News19 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Credit enhancement scheme launched in Digos City

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will launch today a credit enhancement scheme for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Digos City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance19 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

Calvin Abueva gets his salary despite suspension, coach Compton clarifies

MANILA, Philippines – Details on  Calvin Abueva's indefinite suspension  remained under wraps.  But Alaska head coach Alex Compton said Abueva still gets compensated – but with a fine – despite the penalty slapped on the energetic forward for his unexplained absences in team practices and one game.   "He's got a family, so it's not ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

PEACETALK: Interim peace proposal for the 3-month wait on the GRP-NDFP front

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) — The GRP-NDFP front (Government of the Republic of the Philippines – National Democratic Front of the Philippines) of war and peace has just taken its most recent twist and turn:  the suspension of peace, including back-channel, talks for an announced period of  three months so that President Duterte, […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2018Related News

2PM s Nichkhun celebrates 30th bday after a fun tour in Philippines

2PM's Nichkhun turns 30 today, and before he hit the big 3-0, the Thai-American K-pop idol had a quick tour around the Philippines sampling our local dishes and soaking in the Filipino culture......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2018Related News

June 24, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern and Central Luzon. FORECAST: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light to moderate rainshowers/thunderstorms Winds: 20-30 KPH SE-E Coastal Waters: Slight-Mod (0.75-1.25m) Temp: 25-32°C Maximum Heat index: 39°C www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph.....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2018Related News

San Juan City suspends classes in public schools on June 25

San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez announcedon Sundaythat classes from elementary to senior high school in the public schools in the city would be suspended onJune 25,Monday. In an advisory posted on Twitter, Gomez said the suspension was in consideration of the students and professors who worked during the Wattah Wattah Festival activities. The festival, more commonly known as Basaan Festival, is held as part of the celebration of the feast day of St. John the Baptist every June 24. Mayor Guia Gomez suspends classes in all public schools of San Juan City from Elementary to Senior High School on Monday (June 25, 2018) as a form of consideration towards the hardwork shown by students...Keep on reading: San Juan City suspends classes in public schools on June 25.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 24th, 2018Related News

Gatchalian ready to file a resolution on TRAIN law suspension

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian will not hesitate to file a resolution to suspend the last two rounds of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law if needed. Gatchalian said on the Sunday during a news forum that if the situation (continued increase in prices of essential commodities) gets worse due to the implementation of TRAIN law, he will file a resolution before the Senate. "Yes, if need be. Kapag nakikita natin yung compelling reason at talagang makikita natin na nagiging pabigat sa ating mga consumers yung mga pangyayare sa labas po ng ating bansa (If we see a compelling reason, and we see that it is really a burden to consumers), then we will file an appropriate ...Keep on reading: Gatchalian ready to file a resolution on TRAIN law suspension.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 24th, 2018Related News

Seven interesting facts about Manila

“Even before the arrival of the Spaniards, Manila was a thriving settlement. Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived and founded the city on June 24, 1571.” Today, we celebrate Araw ng Manila, the 447th anniversary of the foundation of the country’s capital by the Spaniards. Even before the arrival of the Spaniards, the area […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2018Related News