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Daly City buys back hundreds of guns in violence prevention drive

  DALY CITY, California -- In the wake of continuous reports of tragic shooting incidents nationwide, Daly City Police recently held a gun buybacknetting some two hundred firearms -- from handguns, rifles, assault weapons, and shotguns.   Owners turned in the guns Daly City Hall parking lot with no questions asked by the police. Sergeant Ron Harrison of the Daly City Police (DCP) explained that the guns that were surrendered in exchange for money would ultimately be destroyed.   "By this, we are helping the community combat gun violence in having a place where people can turn in guns that they no longer want to keep," Harrison added. "Working with Col...Keep on reading: Daly City buys back hundreds of guns in violence prevention drive.....»»

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Trump tries to discredit Russia probe by tearing into FBI ‘spygate’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump now is zeroing in on --- and at times embellishing --- reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of his 2016 campaign during the presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. He tweeted Wednesday morning that the FBI has been caught in a "major SPY scandal." Trump's latest broadsides set the stage...Keep on reading: Trump tries to discredit Russia probe by tearing into FBI ‘spygate’.....»»

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ABS-CBN, SkyCable to broadcast upcoming Pacquiao-Matthysse world title bout

Fight fans in the Philippines will be able to catch eight-division world champion and Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao attempt to capture yet another world title as he challenges reigning WBA (Regular) Welterwewight World Champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at Fight of Champions on July 15th, via ABS-CBN or SkyCable Pay-Per-View. In a special Media Partners Press Conference for Fight of Champions, MP Promotions Head of Sales and Marketing Arnold Vegafria announced that the top broadcast networks in the country will be working together to bring Manny Pacquiao’s latest bout to Filipino television screens. “On behalf of Senator Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotions, I am very happy to announce that we are making another TV history,” Vegafria said. “All the major networks have agreed to join forces for the carrying of the Pacquiao-Mathysse Fight of Champions,” ABS-CBN channel 2 will be airing the bout on free-TV starting at 10:00 AM on July 15th. “This will be the second time that we’re doing this, with all these networks participating to cover this event.” said ABS-CBN Group CFO Rolando Valdueza. SkyCable on the other hand, will be providing a pay-per-view service, which will air the whole nine-bout card live starting as early as 9:00 AM. “SkyCable is again very proud to be carrying the fight, it will be carried on pay-per-view on July 15, and we will be announcing our pricing very soon.”  said SkyCable President March Ventosa. The last time that all the top networks in the country came together to broadcast a Manny Pacquiao bout was back in 2015, when Pacquiao took on Floyd Mayweather Jr. in one of the most-highly anticipated bouts in boxing history. “This is going to be a big, big fight. Very excited ang MP Promotions because this is the first time that MP Promotions will handle the event, will be the promoter, and fortunately, we’ll cover the whole world to air the fights.” Vegafria added. Fight of Champions: Pacquiao vs. Mathysse will take place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

UAAP: Kailangan ibalik ang character ng Lady Eagles -- Almadro

Bringing back the confidence, intensity and heart that brought success to the Lady Eagles in the past are the first order of business for new Ateneo de Manila University women’s volleyball head coach Oliver Almadro.    Formally named as replacement for Tai Bundit on Thursday, Almadro is expected to buckle down to business in the first week of June. Almadro puts his focus in bringing back the same fire that fueled the Lady Eagles in their UAAP Season 76 and 77 title conquests. After their back-to-back reign behind ace hitter Alyssa Valdez, prized setter Jia Morado and top libero Denden Lazaro, the Lady Eagles seemed to have lost the magic that made them the most popular collegiate team in this generation and ultimately fell short of making it into Season 80 Finals after six straight championship appearances.       “Unang-una siguro kailangang ibalik ko muna ang confidence nila kasi coming from sa pinaka-last game nila, kahit kami talo rin kami ng Finals, yung confidence bababa yun eh,” said Almadro, who steered the Blue Eagles to three-straight titles from Season 77 to 79 before relinquishing the crown to archrival National University. “Pero yun ang una, ibalik ang confidence.” The Lady Eagles finished third in Season 80 and were booted out by Far Eastern University in the Final Four.  “(Kailangan) ibalik ang intensity, ibalik yung playing with heart, yun muna. Yun ang kailangang ibalik muna, yung character nila as Lady Eagles,” Almadro said. “Hindi naman sinasabi ko na pangit ang end nila (sa Season 80). They still ended up in a podium finish but siyempre alam mo naman na ang Ateneo binabantayan ng marami and they are expecting a lot from them.” “Sabi ko let’s put back muna yung confidence, let’s put back muna yung chemistry, yung trust with each other and saka natin tingnan kung anong character ang kailangan i-build ng team,” added Almadro, who was replaced by longtime assistant coach Timmy Sto. Tomas in the men’s team.   Bringing a DLSU twist in Lady Eagles’ new system Almadro has been coaching volleyball for two decades and calling the shots for a women’s team is not new to the passionate and vocal mentor. For 10 years, Almadro worked as a deputy for De La Salle University Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus.  After his stint with the Taft-based squad, Almadro became the chief tactician of the Ateneo men’s team before transferring to NU. He returned to the Katipunan-based squad half a decade ago, bringing with him a dangerous scorer and all-around player in Marck Espejo. Now working on a different challenge of handling the Lady Eagles, who took the spotlight before the start of Season 80 with their ‘internal issues’ that went public, Almadro will be adopting a different approach. A deviation from the ‘happy, happy and heartstrong mantra’ used by Bundit. A no-nonsense coach like his former mentor, Almadro is leaning on using the formula that brought success to Ateneo’s bitter rival – his own twist to the system of the reigning three-peat champion Lady Spikers.   “Ire-recall ko na lang ulit kung ano yung nangyari sa La Salle, noong humawak pa ako ng women’s,” said Almadro. De Jesus has been known to instill strict discipline and Spartan-like training to the Lady Spikers. Almadro will be doing the same with the Lady Eagles.  “Pero sabi ko nga ang Ateneo Lady Eagles mababait naman ang mga yan. They are good followers. They are great athletes. Ang great athlete mate-test kung gaano sila kabilis maga-adjust,” he continued. Almadro will try to work on the power and speed of the Lady Eagles, who will have the core of Season 80 Best Setter Deanna Wong, Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston and seniors Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon, who are yet to commit to playing their swan songs. “Sa women’s sana madala ko yung bilis at yung power ng men’s. Yun sana ang maidagdag ko sa kanila,” he said. “Pero iba pa rin ang women’s eh. More on defense, more on variation pero ang importante volleyball naman yan eh. Ang importante lang maka-cope up with the system.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

ABC accused of exploitation over Michael Jackson show

CHICAGO — Michael Jackson’s estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a “crass and unauthorized” effort to exploit the singer’s name. US broadcast network ABC says The Last Days of Michael Jackson will feature never-before-seen interview footage and the testimony of a tour operator who […] The post ABC accused of exploitation over Michael Jackson show appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PHLPost highlights special stamps in philatelic exhibit

MANILA, May 24 (PIA) -- The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), showcased special stamps from notable philatelic coll.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News17 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

DOLE-NCR organizes special day for domestic workers

MANILA, May 24 (PIA) -- In recognition of the works and contributions of the domestic workers, the Department of Laborand Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) came up with an activity called.....»»

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LOOK: Sam Milby marks 34th birthday with low-key dinner

Filipino-American actor Sam Milby marked his 34th birthday yesterday, May 23, with a low-key intimate dinner with his friends and loved ones. The heartthrob took to his Instagram page to share a series of photos from the cozy celebration, with him looking relaxed and very much happy. "Wasn't planning on celebrating at all but this was just right. Simple intimate dinner with people who have become my family," wrote Milby. "Thank you guys so much for making my bday special. And thank you to everyone who greeted me here on IG, twitter, personal messages... Felt the love. Salamat! (Thank you!)" Actor John Prats, a good friend of Milby, was one of the guests in the dinner. ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sam Milby marks 34th birthday with low-key dinner.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

US lawmakers to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

WASHINGTON --- House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation "spygate." In recent days, he has been zeroing in on --- and at times embellishing --- reports that a longtime US government informant approached members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the FBI had been caught in a "major SPY scandal." Trump's latest ...Keep on reading: US lawmakers to meet with intel officials on Russia probe.....»»

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Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- An Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia was sentenced to death after an appeals court on Thursday overturned a lower court's acquittal, her lawyer said. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was exonerated by the High Court last December on grounds that she didn't know there were 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine in her bag when she was arrested in December 2014 at Kuala Lumpur's international airport. The prosecution appealed. Exposto had claimed that she went to Shanghai to meet a U.S. serviceman with whom she had an online romance, and had been asked to carry a bag full of clothes. She said she was unaware that the bag ...Keep on reading: Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case.....»»

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PHLPost highlights special stamps in philatelic exhibit

MANILA, May 24 (PIA) -- The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), showcased special stamps from notable philatelic coll.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News20 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

DOLE-NCR organizes special day for domestic workers

MANILA, May 24 (PIA) -- In recognition of the works and contributions of the domestic workers, the Department of Laborand Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) came up with an activity called.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News20 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

By Fred Goodall, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent Washington to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. A decade of playoff frustration is fading fast. "I think Ovie has been on a mission," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "They wanted this game, no question." Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals as the Caps continued to shed a label as postseason underachievers. Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout and the Lightning, who led the NHL in goals during the regular season, failed to score in the last 159 minutes, 27 seconds of the series — a stretch of nearly eight periods. Ovechkin, who had never advanced beyond the second round, scored 1:02 into the winner-take-all showdown he had described as probably the "biggest game in my life." "The first goal was very important," Ovechkin said. "After that you could see we have all the momentum on our side. Holts was unstoppable today. He was special. Everybody was all in. Everybody was sacrificing their bodies. I think we all deserve the win." To earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Final, where they'll play the Vegas Golden Knights, the Capitals beat the top-seeded Lightning three times on the road, improving to 8-2 away from home this postseason. It's Washington's first Cup Final appearance since 1998, and the first during Ovechkin's 13-year career. "We played a great game," defenseman John Carlson said. "We deserved to win this." Two games after being a healthy scratch for Game 5, Burakovsky became the 17th player to score a goal for Washington in the playoffs this year — four shy of the NHL record — when he beat Andrei Vasilevskiy on a breakaway at 8:59 of the second period. The winger, who played two games in the first round against Columbus before sitting out 10 straight with an upper-body injury, added a breakaway goal to make it 3-0 heading into the last period. Nicklas Backstrom had an empty-netter to complete the rout. "What a game. What an experience. We had a lot of guys pitching in," winger T.J. Oshie said. "The biggest guy of all had to be Holts. He played fantastic, back to back shutouts." Tampa Bay, which rebounded from losing the first two games at home to win three straight for a 3-2 series lead, had plenty of chances. A couple of shots clanged off the post, Yanni Gourde was unable to get his stick on a loose puck in front on an empty net and the game gradually slipped away. Washington was the more physical team in evening the series with a bruising 3-0 victory in Game 6. They played with urgency from the start again Wednesday night and never let up. Tampa Bay's last goal in the series came 33 seconds into the second period of Game 5, which the Lightning went on to win 3-2. "We're here to win as team, no matter who gets the credit," said Holtby, the fifth goalie to deliver a Game 7 shutout to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. "I felt we could have won every game," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "We ran into a tough Washington team that was probably feeling the same thing, and once you get this far you've probably done some magical things on the way." It was the 33rd time in league history that a Game 7 was required to determine a Stanley Cup finalist. Home teams are 21-12 in those games. Tampa Bay also played Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final in 2015, when they blanked the New York Rangers, and again two years ago, when they lost 2-1 to Pittsburgh. Both of those deciding games were on the road. The Lightning had never lost a Game 7 at home before Wednesday night. "It's going to take a few days to digest this. It's tough to sit here right now and think of positive things and how it was a pretty great season," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. "It doesn't seem that way when you have this group — and we've been to this position before — and you can't find a way to give yourself a chance a win. We thought we had that group. It's just an empty feeling right now." Notes: Ovechkin and Backstrom made their 11th career Game 7 appearance, one shy of Boston's Zdeno Chara for the most among active NHL players. In addition to Chara, only five other players in NHL history have appeared in more Game 7s: Patrick Roy (13), Scott Stevens (13), Glenn Anderson (12), Ken Daneyko (12) and Stephane Yelle (12). ... Evgeny Kuznetsov's assist on Ovechkin's early goal extended his points streak to 10 games. ... Vasilevskiy made 19 saves. The Lightning outshot the Capitals (29-23) for the first time in the series......»»

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Wayne Rooney to meet DC United bosses to discuss MLS move

LONDON, United Kingdom – Everton forward Wayne Rooney will break from his family holiday to travel to Washington this week to meet bosses at Major League Soccer side DC United, reports said on Wednesday, May 23. Rooney has reportedly agreed "in principle" to a US $17 million deal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

‘DU30 no misogynist’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s most trusted aide spoke out yesterday against the #BabaeAko campaign which takes the Chief Executive to task over his perceived insults against women. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said that efforts to label Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. “To say that President Duterte….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Duterte snubs Marawi event

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not show up yesterday at Marawi City, skipping all activities lined up to commemorate the first anniversary of the bloody siege. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said Duterte does not want to “honor” the day the ISIS-linked Maute group attacked the city and took….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Justin Fortune says he’s Filipino, too

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said the other day he feels at home working with an all-Filipino team in preparing Manny Pacquiao for his fight against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur on July 15......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

JAILERS IN HOT WATER: BJMP-6 proposes raps vs jail warden, 9 others

TEN personnel of the Iloilo District Jail (IDJ), including its warden Superintendent John Montero, are facing administrative cases for allowing inmates to use gadgets inside their cells. The case stemmed from the recovery of eight units of mobile phones and an iPad tablet at the jail’s Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) during a greyhound or […] The post JAILERS IN HOT WATER: BJMP-6 proposes raps vs jail warden, 9 others appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Workspace operator set to open BGC hub

EUROPEAN workspace pioneer Spaces is opening its first hub in the country in June. In a statement, Spaces Philippines is opening a 3,000-square meter (sq.m.) work hub at World Plaza in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City, of which 500 sq.m. are allocated for co-working spaces. The company said the BGC hub will have 477 […] The post Workspace operator set to open BGC hub appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

P946 million from Sanofi set aside for Dengvaxia recipients

The Department of Health yesterday lauded the House appropriations committee’s approval of the special fund for the 837,000 children vaccinated with the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News