Protesters set fire to hold off police at Hong Kong campus

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze on Monday to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned they may use live rounds if confronted by deadly weapons. The violence extended a dangerous new phase of the nearly six-month crisis, which over the weekend saw […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News8 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

Boxing: Filipino-Emirati boxer Fahad Al Bloushi hopes to make Pinoy community proud at Rotunda Rumble 2 in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Lightweight prospect Fahad Al Bloushi is in high spirits ahead of his highly-awaited professional debut, determined to make not only the whole Emirati nation proud but the sizeable Filipino community here as well. After all, the 23-year-old Dubai-based starlet is proud of his Filipino heritage as he makes his pro bow on Friday’s huge ‘Rotunda Rumble 2’ event, made possible by D4G Promotions in association with Round 10 Boxing Club and MTK Global at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. “I really worked hard for this, and I hope to make the Filipino community proud too,” said Al Bloushi, whose mother Winona Bicodo, traces her roots to Dingle in the province of Iloilo, one of the more popular tourist destinations in central Philippines. An accomplished amateur who only took the sport seriously in 2015 and represented United Arab Emirates in the Indonesia Asian Games the following year, Al Bloushi said he has embraced his Filipino lineage with open arms. “I’ve been to the Philippines four times. The first time I went was when I was eight years old. The last time was in 2015. I love it there, they are lovely people,” he said, his eyes glowing while reminiscing wonderful memories. One of three active UAE pro boxers aside from the popular Majid Al Naqbi and fellow debutant Sultan Al-Nuaimi, Al Bloushi has vowed to put his best foot forward in the stacked event headlined by world-ranked star Jack Catterall and aired live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide. “I’m excited to get in that ring,” Al Bloushi said. “I’m thankful that I’m turning pro the right way which is in my hometown. I’m ready to put on a show.” Also in action on the bill are fast-rising British phenom Thomas Patrick Ward, Pakistani hero Muhammad Waseem, Indian star Vijender Singh, Kazakhstan sensation Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev and Irish favorite Rohan Date in what can be considered as a global boxing party in the Middle East. Al Bloushi, however, is keen on getting a fair share of the spotlight. “My short term goal is to be the first Emirati to win a world title belt. For the long term? To be undisputed in two weight divisions,” he concluded......»»

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Fire holds off Hong Kong police at protest campus

HONG KONG (UPDATED)  – A large fire held off an apparent police advance on the Hong Kong campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were holed up early Monday, November 18, hours after officers warned they may use "live rounds" if confronted by deadly weapons in a dangerous escalation of ........»»

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Ion Perez sininghut-singhot si Vice: Ang bango mo kasi! Ang fresh-fresh!

Ang daming kinilig sa conversation nina Vice Ganda at Ion Perez nang mag-live sila sa social media. “Hi everyone,” say ni Vice. “What’s up?” say ni Ion. “Wala lang. I’m, bored. Wala lang akong magawa. Gusto ko lang mag-live. Alas sais na ng gabi, fresh pa rin ako. Fresh ka pa ba?” say ni Vice. […] The post Ion Perez sininghut-singhot si Vice: Ang bango mo kasi! Ang fresh-fresh! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

Jamal Crawford on still being a free agent: It s baffling to me

By Shaun Powell, In the final game of last season, he scored 51 points -- a rather remarkable distinction just by itself. Today, it carries a degree of historical significance that is rather uncomfortable and maybe unfair for Jamal Crawford. Only one player in NBA history scored more points in Game No. 82 and did not play the following season. In that instance, Kobe Bryant was OK with that as he retired after dropping 60 on the Utah Jazz to close out the 2015-16 season. Meanwhile, Crawford is most definitely not retired, at least not willingly, as he waits to see if that last ballistic game was in fact the last he’ll ever play in the NBA. Officially, he’s currently living in Seattle, where he was raised and always maintained a home throughout his career. But metaphorically he’s residing in a basketball Twilight Zone that annually collects veterans in their, well, twilight. They’re not done playing -- at least in their minds -- and feel fresh enough to extend their careers by another year or two. Yet their fate is being controlled by a season that already began and 30 teams who don’t have an opening for a proven veteran. Unless, of course, there’s an injury or a sudden change in philosophy or, in the case of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), a twinge of desperation. A 4-8 start prompted the Blazers to reach a deal with one of Crawford’s fellow residents, Carmelo Anthony. He spent the summer and most of the fall waiting by the phone and wondering if his time had passed. Congrats Melo!!!!!!!!!! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 15, 2019 Yeaaa @imanshumpert , congrats bro! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 13, 2019 Crawford tweeted out support for ‘Melo and for Iman Shumpert (who signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday). In a sense for these veterans, this is like the NBA Draft green room all over again -- you’re happy the room is emptying … but you don’t want to be the last one sitting at the table. “I know I can play,” Crawford told, “and I would think my reputation is still solid. It’s baffling to me.” If you go strictly on how he finished with the Phoenix Suns last season, it’s bizarre that not only is Crawford not in the league, but that he’s not prominently in some team’s rotation. Crawford played (as a reserve) in four of the Suns’ five April games last season, scoring 19, 28, 27 and 51 points while shooting at an extremely healthy clip. If this was a showcase for 2019-20, albeit at a small sample size, Crawford proved he had something left even after 19 seasons. But the July free agency period came and went without a text message. The season tipped off in October without Crawford on a roster for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Almost a full month later, the three-time Kia Sixth Man Award winner is still watching from home. It’s the first time since he began playing organized basketball as a kid that he isn’t wearing a uniform in November. This isn’t restricted to Crawford as every year players with NBA experience must watch the basketball world spin without them. Anthony and Shumpert were just lifted off the pile and yet the list of players waiting by the phone, once again, is lengthy enough. “A lot of teams take a wait and see approach, not only for me, but vets in general,” Crawford said. The group includes, among others: Kenneth Faried, Devin Harris, J.R. Smith, Corey Brewer, Jodie Meeks, Joakim Noah, Jonathon Simmons and Dante Cunningham. Most already had their big contracts, so making money is no issue for them. That’s a good thing, too, because team salary-cap space is, for the most part, swallowed up at this point. Of course, the obvious concerns held by teams with most of these players are age and declining skills. The NBA is an unforgiving league that doesn’t give tenure. If the decision to keep a young player or a veteran is a toss-up, some teams -- especially those needing bodies in their player development program -- will lean toward the young. Crawford was caught in between last season as the Suns were yet again rebuilding while also needing solid-character veterans in the locker room. Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza and Crawford served those mentor roles until a sudden philosophical shift hit barely a month into the season. Ariza was traded to Washington, Chandler was bought out and the Suns went full-blast young with Crawford averaging 18.9 mpg (his lowest since 17.2 mpg in 2000-01). “I guess everything changed,” he said. The Suns used Crawford at point guard, not his natural two-guard position. As a result, he didn’t average double-digit scoring for the first time since his sophomore season. The silver lining is that he remained fresh and preserved his body for a possible 20th season. And of course, he had the energy for that 51-point game. In that April 9 game against Dallas, he shot 18-for-31 and 7-for-13 on 3-pointers in a 120-109 loss. The game carried no other significance except for it being the last one played by the great Dirk Nowitzki. Crawford’s output was almost forgotten in that sense. But because he’s not on an NBA roster right now, that 51-point performance could become the ultimate trivia answer. “I’m kind of an outlier because you don’t see anyone my age having games like that,” Crawford said. “And I did it off the bench. A year earlier, in my 18th year, I was still averaging double figures. I can bring a multitude of things. I’ll be ready for whatever team decides how I can fit into what they’re trying to do.” At 39, NBA teams will express concerns about his defense, which is usually the first area that suffers when players age. But players at this stage are used in spot situations anyway, and mainly by contending teams looking for depth and experience. The problem for Crawford and others like him is the numbers game; only a few of these spots open every season. “Physically, I feel better than I did last season,” he said. “I’m able to get my body together. My skill set is sharp. I feel that I’m good. My mindset is be patient and hopefully something good comes about it. I’ll be ready for the opportunity.” Until then, Crawford and others must live a surreal experience for them, though not all of it is bad or uncomfortable. There are kids to take to school; Crawford has three and is also afforded the rare chance to watch their youth games, too. “I’ve missed a lot of that,” he said. “And it’s cool because they enjoy that, too. I’m making up for that this time. I’m the Uber driver.” Beyond that, he stays connected to the NBA but only from a distance. “It’s weird watching games and being apart from it but seeing teams that could use you in certain situations,” he said. “You see where you could help different clubs in different ways.” For Crawford, it’s the love of the game, not a need for anything beyond that, which drives him. He’s the ultimate gym rat who not only hosts a pro-am league in Seattle every summer, but he plays in it, too. There are also legendary stories of Crawford randomly showing up at local parks and gyms for pickup games, something you don’t normally see from players, especially those with nearly two decades of NBA tread. The most famous Crawford cameo: Years ago, then with the Bulls and fresh off the team bus, he appeared at his favorite Seattle park and played pickup ball for three hours the day before a game with the Sonics. The next night, he scored 31 points. “I love the game and stay in the gym anyway,” he said. “Whenever I retire, I’ll still be playing the game, whether that’s at an LA Fitness or somewhere else. At this point, the regular players around here are kind of used to seeing me, although sometimes I’ll go to a different gym and people are surprised,” he said. “Like, the other night, I went to new one and played from 10 o’clock to midnight. They did double takes.” Were they surprised Crawford was actually at their gym, or that he’s not somewhere in the NBA instead? The man who scored 51 in his last NBA game laughed at that. “Probably a little of both,” he said. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2019Related News

MWF tapes episodes for Aksyonovela TV weekly online wrestling show

MANILA, Philippines – Did you miss weekly Pinoy wrestling shows, like how it was done in the late 80s? The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) is bringing back that spirit, as it holds its first shoots with a live audience for its online show, "Aksyonovela TV," airing Wednesdays at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2019Related News

Chevron sumailalim sa fuel marking

SUMAILALIM na rin ang Chevron sa fuel marking sa Bureau of Customs (BoC) at SICPA SA-SGS Philippines. Ang live fuel marking ng Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer ng Caltex brand ng mga top-quality fuels, lubricants, at petroleum products, ay isinagawa kamakailan sa kanilang import terminal sa San Pascual, Batangas. Dahil dito, ang CPI na ang ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesNov 15th, 2019Related News

Live updates: Ateneo vs UST UAAP Finals Game 1

After surviving three knockout games against UP and FEU, the Tigers have earned the right to face two-time defending champions Ateneo in a best-of-three Finals series that begins on Saturday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2019Related News

YouTube Music, inilunsad na sa Pinas!

Manila, Philippines – Inilunsad nitong Huwebes ang bagong music streaming app ng YouTube dito sa bansa. Hindi lamang music videos ang meron sa YouTube Music, kundi pati rin mga album, single, remix, live performances at mga cover. Ang naturang app ay may home screen kung saan makikita ang mga recommended playlists, albums, at mga awitin […] The post YouTube Music, inilunsad na sa Pinas! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2019Related News

MEDIACON PHOTOS: Gold Squad love team’s first movies to stream back to back on iWant

MEDIACON PHOTOS: Gold Squad love team’s first movies to stream back to back on iWant.....»»

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NBA games back on free TV

After more than a month of viewing struggle, Filipino fans will finally get to watch NBA games live on free television again starting this weekend on CNN Philippines......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2019Related News

Australia and the Philippines making the web a safer place for children

We all know that technology is changing how we live. And mostly, these changes have been positive......»»

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LIVE: Open hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry

  MANILA, Philippines – The US House of Representatives' Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold an open hearing on Wednesday evening (Manila), November 13 – the first such hearing  on the impeachment inquiry involving US President Donald Trump.  US House lawmakers will hold the hearing with US charge d'affaires in Kiev ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

Papal Nuncio to Santo Niño devotees: Be childlike but be an adult in faith

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, has encouraged Santo Niño devotees to be kind and innocent like a child, but to live their faith like an adult. This was his homily for the estimated 2,000 devotees who graced the launching of the 500th anniversary of the […] The post Papal Nuncio to Santo Niño devotees: Be childlike but be an adult in faith appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

Live updates: UP vs UST Game 2 UAAP men s basketball stepladder semifinals

With momentum on their side, MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo and the rest of the UST Growling Tigers hope to take another one to win the right to face Ateneo......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

WATCH: Sonic the Hedgehog is no longer the stuff of nightmares in new trailer

MANILA, Philippines – The internet freaked out, and the makers of Sonic The Hedgehog listened. A new trailer for the upcoming live-action/CGI film based on the hit '90s video game was released on Tuesday, November 12, months after the drop of the first trailer , which had many people freaking out ........»»

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Live updates: UP vs UST Game 2 UAAP men s basketball stepladder semifinals

With momentum on their side, MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo and the rest of the UST Growling Tigers hope to take another one to win the right to face Ateneo......»»

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Why Having a Budget and Sticking to It Really Does Matter

(NC) A budget is the foundation of financial well-being. And with good reason. It’s a simple but highly effective way to make sure you live within your means, and it allows you to have control over your finances. Research backs this up. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has found that when people start using […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2019Related News

Saudi play ends in stabbing

Three performers were stabbed during a live play in the Saudi capital Monday, state television said, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing decades-old restrictions on entertainment. The assailant was arrested after he was seen stomping onto the stage in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Park during a musical performance by what appeared […] The post Saudi play ends in stabbing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2019Related News