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TNT recovery food: No rice

TNT consultant Mark Dickel, who traces his roots to New Zealand and Australia, is out to make sure all’s well with the KaTropa – on and off the court......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports8 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected

PH economic expansion to ease this year up to 2020 – ANZ Research An Australia-based research firm has cut its 2018 growth forecast for the Philippines and expects a slowdown moving forward as a result of monetary policy tightening. In a report released on Tuesday, ANZ Research said it now expected Philippine gross domestic product… link: Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected.....»»

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Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected

PH economic expansion to ease this year up to 2020 – ANZ Research An Australia-based research firm has cut its 2018 growth forecast for the Philippines and expects a slowdown moving forward as a result of monetary policy tightening. In a report released on Tuesday, ANZ Research said it now expected Philippine gross domestic product [...] The post Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News14 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

The power of steel

After over 20 years of exporting metal furniture to Europe, Australia and the US, the Pampanga-based furniture brand Industria Edition can finally present its unique steel creations to more Filipino clients at its new showroom at The Residences Greenbelt in Makati City......»»

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

Serena Williams keen to move on from US Open row

SYDNEY, Australia – Serena Williams says she is trying to "move on" from the meltdown that overshadowed her US Open final loss but remains perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her. The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Australia, France eye joint operations in South China Sea

Both Australia and France are looking forward to a multi-flag operation in the disputed South China Sea in a bid to uphold freedom of navigation in the region......»»

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

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Australia kills 4 sharks after tourist attacks

SYDNEY, Australia – Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday, September 23, after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Iran points finger at U.S. allies over deadly attack

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, September 23, pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. Tehran also summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain for allegedly hosting members of the group ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Alyssa, Aby wants more ‘consistent’ nat’l team

NAKHON RATCHASIMA---A true, solid national volleyball team. This what Philippine team standard bearers Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marao are hoping to form as they "take the initiative" to meet up with current members as well as aspiring players even when their respective leagues are in season and there is no international event scheduled yet. Consistency, according to the duo, is what's needed by the national team which blew away winnable matches against higher ranked teams to end up ninth overall in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup. Japan and China were locked in the battle for the championship late Sunday. Australia and Iran, which narrowly escaped the Philippines' cla...Keep on reading: Alyssa, Aby wants more ‘consistent’ nat’l team.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over parade attack – state media

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands, and Britain over an attack on an army parade which killed at least 29 people near the Iraqi border, state-run media said on Sunday, September 23. The Dutch and Danish ambassadors and the British charge d'affaires were "informed of Iran's strong ........»»

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

Needle found in Australian strawberries sold in New Zealand

WELLINGTON -- The Australian strawberry scare has spread to New Zealand with a supermarket chain announcing Sunday that needles were found in a box of the fruit sourced from the neighbouring country. The Countdown supermarket chain said it had taken a brand of Australian strawberries off the shelves after a sabotaged punnet -- a plastic box -- was sold in an Auckland store. The strawberries, from Western Australia state, were sold in Countdown stores nationwide last week and only one incident of tampering was reported. "We take food safety very seriously," the company said in a statement, adding it was in touch with authorities investigating incidents of needles found in st...Keep on reading: Needle found in Australian strawberries sold in New Zealand.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Australia eyes PNG military base to curb China’s Pacific influence

SYDNEY: Australia is planning to build new naval base in Papua New Guinea, reports said Wednesday, an apparent move to curb China’s influence in the Pacific. Canberra was aiming to finalize an agreement on the joint facility — to be built on the Pacific nation’s Manus island — ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit [...] The post Australia eyes PNG military base to curb China’s Pacific influence appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks

SYDNEY -- A girl was in a serious condition and a woman was fighting for her life, Australian authorities said Thursday after two separate shark attacks at an idyllic beach retreat. The girl was air-lifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the Whitsundays in northeastern Australia, first responders said. "Paramedics are treating a female child in a serious condition with a significant leg injury," Ambulance Queensland said, without providing further details. The incident occurred within 24 hours of an attack on a Tasmanian woman in the same area. The 46-year-old remains in a critical condition after being bitten on the upper left leg, in what witness...Keep on reading: Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Nick Kyrgios pep talk umpire suspended

  LOS ANGELES, United States – The US Open umpire criticized for giving Australia's Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, reports said Tuesday, September 18. Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani triggered controversy last month after coming down from his chair to give advice to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany has already announced plans for a multi-city bid for 2032, as has Brisbane, Australia. The India Olympic Committee has also indicated its interest in...Keep on reading: North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

PH spikers fall anew

It was the second straight defeat for the Philippines, which also dropped a five-set decision to Australia on Sunday. The PH ladies were relegated to the classification round regardless of the resu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

AVC Asian Cup: PHI bows out of quarterfinals race

Iran came back from a 1-2 match deficit to boot out the Philippines in the quarterfinals race with a 27-29, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12, 15-13, win in Pool C Monday in the AVC Asian Cup at the Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.      The Filipinas pushed the Iranians to the limit in the fifth set but Iran came up mentally tougher in the battle of nerves to claim its second straight win in as many outings. Iran joined Australia, which also got a scare from the Filipinas before escaping with a come-from-behind five-set win after clawing back from two sets down, in the quarterfinals. The Filipinas were relegated to the Challenge Cup. Alyssa Valdez and Mylene Paat kept the PHI alive in the fifth frame after a shaky start. The Filipinas tied the frame at 13 only to see the Iranians seal the match with back-to-back hits. Mahsa Kadkhoda paced the Iranians with 30 points off 19 hits, six aces and five kill blocks while skipper Maeda Borhani scored all of her 18 points on attacks. Neda Cahamlanian and Mahsa Saberi scored 12 and 10, respectively, for Iran.  The PHI took a 2-1 match lead after dominating the Iranians in the third frame. But Iran kept its composure and came back mightily in the fourth, leading by double-digits early to force a decider.   Iran went up 12-10 in the fifth but faced nervous moments in the closing stretch as Valdez tied it at 12. Iran again took the lead but an attack error that knotted the frame at 13.     Valdez finished with 24 points to lead the Filipinas while Paat added 10. Aby Marano and Cha Cruz-Behag combined for 14 markers for PHI.  The Nationals (0-2) will close the pool play on Tuesday against Kazakhstan, which also dropped its first two games, in a rematch of their seventh place battle in the Asian Games.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Australia donates $800,000 in typhoon aid

Australia announced it is supporting the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong and donated an initial $800,000 worth of humanitarian supplies for the emergency response......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines kicked off its campaign with a sorry loss to Australia in five sets, 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10 in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup on Sunday, September 16 at the Korat Chathai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand.  The Filipina spikers looked poised to sweep the match ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News