Rugby World Cup dedicates space for LGBT

As the Rugby World Cup got under way Friday, a pop-up venue for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and other sexual-minority fans opened in Tokyo in an initiative organizers hope to build on for next year’s Olympics and beyond. The Pride House Tokyo 2019 in the capital’s Harajuku district will open through 4 November […] The post Rugby World Cup dedicates space for LGBT appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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World keeps it close vs Europe, 7-5

Jack Sock and Nick Kyrgios paired up to defeat Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas as Team World cut Europe’s lead to 7-5 heading into the final day of the Laver Cup in Geneva. Sock and Kyrgios won Saturday’s doubles 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 after Nadal defeated Milos Raonic in his first match since his US Open […] The post World keeps it close vs Europe, 7-5 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Tolentino, Choco Mucho halt skid; Army drubs BaliPure

    MANILA, Philippines – Choco Mucho rose from a five-game losing slump as the Flying Titans survived a five-set thriller over the feisty Chef’s Classics Lady Red Spikers, 32-34, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Saturday, September 21 at Malolos Sports and ........»»

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PVL: Perlas Spikers eye to solidify hold of second

BanKo tries to keep a tight grip of the solo second spot when the Perlas Spikers take on resurging Air Force on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. BanKo sits behind unbeaten defending champion Creamline (10-0) with a 6-3 win-loss record and is coming off a four-set win over BaliPure last week. The Perlas Spikers will bank on the trio of Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio and Kathy Bersola to duplicate their first round win over the Lady Jet Spikers, who are currently on a four-game roll. Air Force found its winning ways after starting its campaign with five straight losses. The Lady Jet Spikers are fresh from a straight sets rout of Motolite last Wednesday.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PVL: Angels return to action, seek fifth straight win

Fresh from an international campaign, PetroGazz returns to Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference action on Sunday against winless Chef’s Classics with its eyes aimed at closing the first round on a high note at the FilOil Flying V Centrein San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Angels hope to pick up from where they left off and extend their winning run to five. PetroGazz carries a 5-2 slate at fifth spot. The Angels defeated Motolite in straight sets two weeks ago before flying to Taiwan to participate in a tournament. Jonah Sabete, Paneng Mercado, Jeanette Panaga and Cherry Nunag will lead PetroGazz’s charge against a team that has yet to win in the season-ending tournament. The Lady Red Spikers remain winless in 10 games and are coming off a stinging five-set defeat at the hands of ChocoMucho on Saturday in Malolos, Bulacan.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PEACETALK: Open Conflicts, Building Bridges Of Peace

(Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, delivered this piece in a panel discussion during the Interfaith Peace Forum, “Peace Without Borders” held in Madrid, Spain on 15-17 September 2019).   May I localize the topic under discussion and speak of open conflicts and building bridges of peace on the […].....»»

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Flying Titans check five-game skid

Choco Mucho got over the five-set hump to break a five-game slump, repulsing hard-luck Chef’s Classics, 32-34, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11, and keeping its slim semifinal hopes alive in the PVL Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan yesterday......»»

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Cannes-winning Parasite sets French box office record

PARIS, France – The South Korean satire Parasite  has become the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, new figures show. Director Bong Joon-ho became the first Korean to lift the Palme d'Or in May for his brilliant class war black ........»»

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Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – The scenario was a terrorist takeover of a coastal district. The enemy had blocked all roads and access points. By land, the area was isolated, cut off from any help from the world outside. But there was the sea, broad and open. ........»»

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Duterte is open to Mindanao martial law extension. Is that an effective response vs terrorism?

Analysts doubt that martial law itself would be enough to stop the growth of terror cells linked to Islamic State in Mindanao......»»

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UAAP 82: UST opens double championship defense

University of Sto. Tomas opens quest for another golden double in the UAAP Season 82 Beach Volleyball tournament Sunday at Sands SM By The Bay. Ushering the post-Sisi Rondina era, the Tigresses will set in motion their bid for a fourth consecutive crown against University of the Philippines at 10:40 a.m. UST begins its back-to-back men's title bid against National University in an early showdown of favorites at 8 a.m., before returning in the afternoon session with a 1:20 p.m. duel with University of the East. Babylove Barbon, last season's top rookie who is more than ready to carry the Tigresses torch in the years to come, will have Gen Eslapor as her new partner. Setting its sights for a record seventh championship overall, UST will have to do it without Rondina, who has already completed her checkered collegiate career in the sand court. In her five years with the Tigresses, four-time MVP Rondina gave her school four titles. A perennial contender in the highly-popular Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour and were among the Philippine representatives in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 1-Star last May, Barbon and Eslapor are looking good to continue UST's dominance in the sport.  Derie Virtusio will be the third player. Jaron Requinton, who with Krung Arbasto put the Growling Tigers back in the throne last year, will have Efraem Dimaculangan as his partner. De La Salle hopes to give UST a run for its money behind Tin Tiamzon and rookie Justine Jazareno. The Lady Spikers will play their season opener versus the Lady Bulldogs at 11:20 a.m. Together with Michelle Morente, Tiamzon led De La Salle to a runner-up finish last year. The Lady Maroons will have a brand new set of players, with Rosie Rosier, Euricka Eslapor and alternate Noreen Estrellanes hoping to sustain their podium finishes that Isa Molde, Justin Dorog and Tots Carlos gave in the last two years. In other season-opening matches, Ateneo, with Ponggay Gaston and rookie Roma Mae Doromal in tow, goes up against Far Eastern University at 12 noon, before Adamson University and UE caps first day of women's action at 12:40 p.m. Seeking to rebound from last year's third place finish, the Bulldogs will bank on James Natividad and James Buytrago. Incidentally, UST and NU are tied for the most number of men's titles with four. The Bulldogs' other opening day opponent will be Ateneo at 2:40 p.m. FEU's Jude Garcia and Doy Barrica will be one of the Tigers' biggest threats for the crown as the last season's second placers tackle Adamson University at 8:40 a.m. and UP at 2 p.m. Other men's morning matches are UE-Ateneo at 9:20 a.m. and UP-De La Salle at 10 a.m., while Adamson University-De La Salle will round up opening day action at 3:20 p.m......»»

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UAAP 82: UP clamps down on Suerte to claim third straight W

ANTIPOLO - The University of the Philippines did not try its luck, Saturday at Ynares Center here, pulling out all the stops to cool down Rey Suerte before pulling off a 62-56 triumph over University of the East. The Fighting Maroons set all of their sights on Suerte, the one-and-done star who has taken the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament by storm, to score their third consecutive victory and fourth overall in five games. "Our intention was really to limit his output," head coach Bo Perasol said post-game. At the other end, Javi Gomez de Liano waxed hot from the get-go, firing seven of his 15 points in State U's blazing 12-3 beginning. Bright Akhuetie and Kobe Paras then joined in on the fun as UP built up a lead of as much as 13 in the second quarter. The Red Warriors regrouped at the half, however, and even came as close as one point, 56-57, inside the last two minutes. It was at that point that Paras found a wide open Jaydee Tungcab at the corner who wasted no time swishing home the triple. That, as well as a split from the stripe and then a defense that allowed no more makes finished off the Fighting Maroons' wire-to-wire win that keeps them at solo second. Paras wound up with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double while Akhuetie stuffed the stat sheet with 16 markers, five boards, three assists, three steals, and a block. Tungcab also added four points all while serving as the primary defender to Suerte who was frustrated to only four makers in 2-of-15 shooting to go along with four turnovers. "In the end, it was Jaydee that saved us with his three in the corner and his game-long brilliance in defending Rey Suerte helped us a lot," coach Bo said. Ricci Rivero, Noah Webb, David Murrell, and James Spencer also did their part against the talented transferee from University of Visayas who was coming off a 31-point outing against De La Salle University, including the game-winner. In Suerte's stead, Senegalese powerhouse Alex Diakhite paced UE with monster numbers of 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists. Missing their main man, though, they were unable to build on their breakthrough win and dropped down to 1-4. BOX SCORES UP 62 - Akhuetie 16, Ja. Gomez de Liano 15, Paras 12, Rivero 7, Tungcab 4, Ju. Gomez de Liano 3, Manzo 3, Webb 2, Murrell 0, Prado 0, Spencer 0. UE 56 - Diakhite 21, Abanto 9, Tolentino 8, Antiporda 6, Pagsanjan 6, Suerte 4, Cruz 2, Manalang 0, Mendoza 0, Natividad 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-15, 39-27, 46-42, 62-56. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Realme bares plans to expand offline presence in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Recognizing the potential of Cebu as a market, Realme now plans to increase its offline presence here. Eason De Guzman Jr., Realme Philippines marketing lead, disclosed that the company already has seven kiosks in Cebu alone but it plans to open more kiosks and a concept store here within the year. […] The post Realme bares plans to expand offline presence in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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PBA: Kiefer makes NLEX return as Road Warriors battle Phoenix

Kiefer Ravena is back. The Phenom makes his PBA return in over 18 months Saturday as the NLEX Road Warriors open the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup against Phoenix at the Big Dome. Out because of his FIBA suspension, Ravena last played in the PBA in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup. Tip off against the Fuel Masters will be at 4:30 p.m. In the second game at 6:45 p.m. Magnolia starts its title-retention bid against the Meralco Bolts. The Hotshots are running things back from last year with import Romeo Travis coming back for a second stint with Magnolia.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PVL: Flying Titans eye end of five-game skid

Struggling ChocoMucho tries to turn its fortune around as it attempts to repeat over winless Chef’s Classics on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. After a promising 2-1 start, the Flying Titans saw themselves spiraling down with five consecutive losses to finish the first round in seventh place. ChocoMucho looks to check its skid at 2:00 p.m. against the last team it defeated in the first round a month ago. The match will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans are coming off a sorry five-set loss to Motolite last Sunday in their first game without prized middle blocker Maddie Madayag, who joined the national team in Thailand for a training camp and to participate in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix from Sept. 20-22 in Nakhon Ratchasima. Her departure left league-leading scorer Kat Tolentino to shoulder most of the scoring load but her 33-point production the last time out wasn’t enough to stop ChocoMucho’s bleeding. Shannen Palec, Arianne Angustia, Cindy Imbo and Kim Gequillana must step up their game to help Tolentino on offense to duplicate their first round win over the Lady Red Spikers. Chef’s Classics is still looking for its breakthrough win after dropping its first nine games. Nieza Viray and Justine Tiu need to get as much help as they can from the rest of the Lady Red Spikers to barge in the win column.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PVL: Lady Troopers try to reignite win streak

PacificTown Army started the second round on a high note and the Lady Troopers hope to sustain that momentum when they take on slumping BaliPure on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. PacificTown Army defeated Chef’s Classics in straight sets last Wednesday to get back on the winning track after closing the first round with a stinging setback to Air Force last week for a 5-4 win-loss card. The Lady Troopers has fully adjusted from the absence of opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga, who with head coach Kungfu Reyes joined the national team in Thailand to play in the ongoing inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima.      The trio of Honey Royse Tubino, Jem Gutierrez and Ging Balse-Pabayo, who tallied double-digit scoring the last time out, will again lead the charge of PacificTown Army against the squad they beat in four sets in the first round. On the other hand, BaliPure tries to stop a five-game bleeding behind the troika of Grazielle Bombita, Menchie Tubiera and Shirley Salamagos. The Water Defenders suffered a straight sets beating at the hands of unbeaten defending champion Creamline last Wednesday to fall to a 2-8 mark.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PacificTown eyes key win vs BaliPure

The Premier Volleyball League holds the first of three out-of-town games in the Open Conference in Bulacan today with PacificTown Army seeking a crucial win over BaliPure, and Choco Mucho out to halt an ugly slump against Chef’s Classics at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center......»»

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Qatar Visa Centre to open in Manila by end September 2019

Qatar Visa Centre to open in Manila by end September 2019 The Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) will open its newest centre in Manila in the Philippines by the end of September 2019. This new QV.....»»

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Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the homer-happy Yankees went ahead when LeMahieu hit a three-run drive in the second inning and breezed to their 100th win. Gardner added a solo shot in the fourth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. Cameron Maybin and Clint Frazier homered for good measure in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman struck out Albert Pujols to end it. Despite putting 30 players on the injured list this season, New York (100-54) wrapped up first place with eight games to spare and made Aaron Boone the first manager to win 100 games in each of his first two major league seasons. The Yankees open the playoffs on Oct. 4, likely against Minnesota, which leads the AL Central, or the wild-card winner. Masahiro Tanaka (11-8) allowed Kole Calhoun's homer leading off the fourth. The Angels had just four hits in seven innings off Tanaka, who struck out six and walked one. But the Yankees may go to the postseason without their winningest pitcher, Domingo Germán. The 27-year-old right-hander, who is 18-4, was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy earlier in the day. New York's 19th AL East title was its first following a run of 13 in 17 years that started in Derek Jeter's rookie season. Andrew Heaney (4-6) gave up six runs and five hits in five-plus innings. BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 4 ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and Atlanta clinched at least a tie for first place in the NL East with a win over Philadelphia. The Braves hold a 9 1/2-game lead over the Washington Nationals, who have played three fewer games and were off Thursday. Atlanta can officially celebrate as soon as Friday with either a victory over the San Francisco Giants or if Washington loses at Miami. The Phillies trail Milwaukee by four games in the race for the NL's second wild-card spot. Mel Ott, who was 20 when he hit 42 homers for the New York Giants in 1940, is the only player younger than Acuña to post a 40-homer season. Aaron Nola (12-6) worked five-plus innings, giving up nine hits, two hits and all five Atlanta runs. Mark Melancon worked perfect ninth for his 11th save with Atlanta and 12th overall this season. CARDINALS 5, CUBS 4, 10 INNINGS CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and St. Louis regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat Chicago. Emerging ace Jack Flaherty shut down Chicago over eight innings, and despite a tying three-run rally in the ninth, the Cubs dropped a game behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and four games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo provided a jolt in his unexpected return from a sprained right ankle, homering in the third inning to tie the game at 1. But Flaherty was spectacular otherwise, pitching three-hit ball while allowing just the one run and striking out eight. Carpenter homered to deep center field off Kimbrel (0-3), who was activated from the injured list prior to the game after dealing with right elbow inflammation. Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect 10th for his first save in two chances. Andrew Miller (5-5) recorded the final two outs in the ninth for the victory. BREWERS 5, PADRES 1 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered before exiting with a sore ankle, Milwaukee pitchers combined to strike out 16 and the Brewers improved their playoff position by beating San Diego. Milwaukee moved within one game of Washington for the top NL wild-card spot. The Brewers are in the second wild-card slot and three games behind Central-leading St. Louis. Ryan Braun put Milwaukee ahead with an RBI double in the first inning off Joey Lucchesi (10-9). The Brewers added a run in the third when Keston Huira doubled and later scored on Lucchesi's wild pitch. Eric Hosmer' homered for San Diego. Freddy Peralta (7-3) struck out three of the four batters he faced for the win. Josh Hader picked up his 34th save in 40 tries, breaking a franchise record for left-handers previously held by Dan Plesac. TWINS 8, ROYALS 5 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting another impressive power display by the first-place Twins. The win over Kansas City kept the Twins' American League Central lead at four games — with nine games to go. Miguel Sanó homered and hit the tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth following the ejection of Royals starter Mike Montgomery, who started that inning by giving up a home run to Mitch Garver. The Twins trimmed their magic number for clinching the division to six. Lewis Thorpe (4-2) worked four innings for the win. Taylor Rogers recorded his 28th save. INDIANS 7, TIGERS 0 CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a win over Detroit. Francisco Lindor added three hits, and Cleveland matched idle Tampa Bay at 90-63. Both teams trail Oakland by two games for the top spot. The Indians trail Minnesota by four games in the AL Central. The Indians defeated the Tigers for the 17th straight time this season to match a franchise record set against Baltimore in 1954. Cleveland won 18 of 19 in the season series and outscored Detroit 116-38 Clevinger (12-3) allowed seven hits and struck out six. Starter Daniel Norris (3-13) allowed one run in three innings for the Tigers, who have the worst record in baseball at 45-107. The shutout was the 15th by Cleveland this season, and Detroit was blanked for the 14th time. RED SOX 5, GIANTS 4 BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 over six innings of two-hit ball, and Xander Bogaerts had a pair of RBI singles to lead Boston over San Francisco. Brandon Workman picked up his 15th save. Rodriguez (18-6) walked two and allowed one unearned run. Madison Bumgarner (9-9) lost in his first career start at Fenway Park, giving up five runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings while striking out seven. He allowed the first four Boston batters to reach safely and fell behind 2-1 after one inning. MARINERS 6, PIRATES 5, 11 INNINGS PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shed Long had three hits, two RBIs and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th on an unusual inning-ending double play as Seattle beat Pittsburgh. The Mariners swept the three-game series between last-place teams and sent the Pirates to their sixth straight loss. Long reached base on first baseman Jose Osuna's error to start the 11th and Omar Narvaez singled with one out to put runners on the corners. Austin Nola then hit a chopper to second baseman Kevin Kramer — rather than flip the ball to second, he ran at Narvaez, who alertly stopped and began to retreat. Kramer then threw to first, and Narvaez was eventually tagged in a 4-3-6-2 rundown as Long scored. Kramer likely would've had no chance to throw home at the start to get Long. Pittsburgh's Jake Elmore had three hits and two RBIs. Brandon Brennan (3-6) pitched one scoreless inning and rookie Erik Swanson worked around a walk in the 11th for his first career save. Clay Holmes (1-2) took the loss. BLUE JAYS 8, ORIOLES 4 BALTIMORE (AP) — Cavan Biggio homered and had three RBIs to offset a spectacular, homer-robbing catch by Austin Hays, and Toronto used a six-run seventh inning to beat Baltimore for a three-game sweep. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also went deep for the Blue Jays, who earned their first sweep at Camden Yards since July 2010. After Biggio and Gurriel homered off Gabriel Ynoa (1-9) within a span of three pitches in the fourth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sent a drive to center. Hays ran to the warning track, leaped to reach over the 7-foot wall and snagged the ball in the middle of his glove. Upon returning to the ground, Hays pounded his chest three times in succession and yelled with delight. Anthony Kay (1-0) earned his first major league victory. Trey Mancini had four hits for the Orioles, who have lost four straight and 15 of 19......»»

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PBA: CJ Perez and Dyip open Govs’ Cup vs. Alaska

The PBA is back. The 2019 Governors’ Cup tips off Friday at the MOA Arena, with Alaska taking on Columbian to start things off in the first 4:30 p.m. match. Jeffrey Cariaso debuts as head coach for the Aces while the Dyip welcome back top rookie CJ Perez from Gilas Pilipinas duty. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., Northport takes on Rain or Shine. Several Gilas players are also returning to their mother teams here with Robert Bolick back for the Batang Pier and Gabe Norwood and Beau Belga for the Elasto Painters. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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