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Alleged IS-aligned militant killed in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – An alleged key leader of an Islamic State-aligned group was killed in an encounter with state forces early Monday morning in nearby Sarangani province. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 director, said that Bassir Sahak was killed in an encounter with a joint police and military team in […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News37 min. ago Related News

Muslim grad from MSU-IIT tops metallurgical engineer board exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 Oct) – A Muslim who graduated summa cum laude from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology topped the metallurgical engineer licensure examination given last October 16, the Professional Regulation Commission announced Friday. Engineer Dahr Tur M. Silao obtained a rating of 88.60%. Second placer Charmaine Rainog Pangilinan of UP-Diliman […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News37 min. ago Related News

Studes swarm state universities – CHEd

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) yesterday said it is looking for ways to accommodate the huge influx of students seeking to avail themselves of the government’s free tertiary education program. In a TV interview, CHEd chairman Prospero de Vera said more students are seeking enrolment in public universities and colleges after the law on […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News1 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird and his Indiana roots. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that’s being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. The Tribune-Star reports Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond. Holcomb predicts the museum will be a global draw, describing Bird as “Larry the Legend — Indiana’s favorite son.” Details about the museum are still being developed, but plans include interactive displays to detail Bird’s life and career. He won three NBA championships with the Celtics. Construction on the convention center is expected to start in the spring......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He’s getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Those hires are signs of progress. Few seemed to notice, which also is not all bad. Women are a becoming a bigger part of the league now than ever before. The hires of Toliver and Melvin were not overlooked; it just no longer seems like such an unusual thing to bring a woman into the fray of an NBA club, probably because the likes of San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross took care of the first wave of trailblazing. “I think it’s great and I think it’s great for the NBA,” said Charlotte’s James Borrego, the league’s first Hispanic full-time coach. “It speaks to our league, the diversity, the openness, the inclusion and I’m proud to be part of that, part of a league that’s open to that. I’ve been around Becky Hammon for a number of years now. These are bright women that belong in our league.” Certainly, there’s much more progress to be made, including in business offices around the league — as well as on the sidelines. There’s never been a female NBA head coach, though Hammon — a longtime part of the staff in San Antonio, where Borrego was before taking the Charlotte job — seems on the cusp of breaking that glass ceiling. Only three women have been hired as full-time NBA referees, though Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich will get games this season and are already highly respected by many peers. Borrego expects the numbers of women in the league to increase. “They’re here to stay,” Borrego said. “That’s not going anywhere. It’s only going to trend in that direction.” SCORING UP If you think there’s been a lot more scoring than usual in the NBA this season, you’re right. Granted, six days of basketball is a small —and statistically insignificant— sample size in a six-month season. But teams averaged 106.3 points per game last season, and they’re off to an average of 113.3 points so far this season. Should that average somehow hold up over the course of a full season, it would be the league’s highest since teams averaged 116.7 points in 1969-70. “This is a new age of basketball and this is where we are,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “The days of games in the 80s are probably done. Everything’s spread out. It’s freedom of movement. There’s four attackers and often times five three-point shooters and there are missiles flying everywhere.” For perspective: There were eight instances in October 2017 of teams scoring 130 or more points. So far in October 2018, there’s been nine — with 10 days of play left this month. But big numbers hasn’t meant every game is a rout. There’s already been 12 games this season decided by three points or less. G LEAGUE CHANGES Over the next few weeks, more details will likely come out about the G League’s plan to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects who aren’t yet eligible for the NBA draft. Much of the details remain unclear: who will get them, how they’ll get them, how many deals will be offered. Another murky part of all this is how the players will be assigned to teams. What would make the most sense is for the G League to go back into the NBA’s past for an answer there. The last territorial pick in the NBA was in 1965, but that’s the road the G League needs to go down now. For a league that’s still looking to grow, imagine the possibilities of putting a potential star with plenty of potential near his hometown. It’ll generate interest, which the G League surely could use. GAMES OF THE DAY If you’re going to watch only one game per day this week, we recommend: — Wizards at Trail Blazers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): John Wall and Bradley Beal in one backcourt, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the other. — Clippers at Pelicans, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): Anthony Davis averaged 29.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks against the Clippers last season. — Knicks at Heat, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): New York’s David Fizdale coached on the Miami side of the rivalry for years as a Heat assistant. — Celtics at Thunder, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): Oklahoma City took leads into the fourth quarter against Boston twice last season, and went 0-2. — Bucks at Timberwolves, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Milwaukee was one of the teams rumored to be in the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes in recent weeks. — Lakers at Spurs, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): LeBron James’ teams are 5-1 when he scores at least 30 at San Antonio, and 1-14 when he doesn’t. — Warriors at Nets, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): Stephen Curry put on a dynamic show in Brooklyn last season — 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists. MILESTONE WATCH Spurs coach Gregg Popovich enters this week two wins shy of 1,200 for his regular-season career. He’ll be the fifth NBA coach to reach that milestone. ___ AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Warriors not where we need to be, says coach Steve Kerr

MANILA, Philippines – Golden State head coach Steve Kerr reminded the Warriors that emotion alone couldn't win them games as they absorbed their first loss in the young NBA season.  Following impressive back-to-back wins, the defending two-time NBA champions were sent crashing back to earth after a thrilling 98-100 loss to the unbeaten Denver Nuggets ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News7 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Camarines Norte State College cited as 1st PWD-friendly HEI

Camarines Norte State College cited as 1st PWD-friendly HEI.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: News9 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

State of calamity in Virac lifted

State of calamity in Virac lifted.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: News9 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

China-developed seaplane to boost maritime capability, firefighting

BEIJING --China will havebettercapability in maritime search, rescue and firefighting as it moves closer to putting the world's largest amphibious aircraft into use. Developed and built by State-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corp of China, the AG600 carried out its first water-based take-off and landing at Jingmen Zhanghe Airport, one of China's leading amphibious airports in Jingmen, Hubei province,on Saturday.   President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to researchers and engineers of the program to express his congratulations, encouraging them to continue to strive to build a strong aviation industry.   The success of the first waterborne...Keep on reading: China-developed seaplane to boost maritime capability, firefighting.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 10 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

SE Asia boosts fight vs militants

Singapore’s defense minister on Saturday said Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence as he warned of a “real and present” danger to the region. More than a year after Islamic State-linked fighters seized the southern Philippine city of Marawi, the terrorist threat is as potent as […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Nuggets hold off Warriors

Gary Harris scored 28 points, Juancho Hernangomez blocked a tying layup just before the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors, 100-98......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News14 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Cool Smashers streak to 6th straight triumph, solo lead

Creamline notched its sixth consecutive victory with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-14 triumph over Motolite-Ateneo Sunday night to occupy solo leadership in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at Baliwag Star Arena in Bulacan. The Cool Smashers, now with a 6-1 slate, snapped the Lady Eagles' three-game win streak that dragged Ateneo to 5-2 and a tie with first-game loser BanKo-Perlas for second place. Del Palomata drilled in back-to-back points in the endgame as Pocari-Air Force stunned BanKo Perlas, 16-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13. Palomata finished with 10 points for the Lady Warriors, who recovered from a two-game slump and vaulted back into contention with a 4-3 recor...Keep on reading: Cool Smashers streak to 6th straight triumph, solo lead.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

UAAP: What do Juan GDL and Marvin Cruz have in common?

Juan Gomez de Liano is the first player to tally a triple-double in the UAAP in 12 years. With 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, he was, without a doubt, a big part of the University of the Philippines’ much-needed win against University of the East last Sunday. Before him, it was another Fighting Maroon in Marvin Cruz who had the league’s last triple-double in a loss to Ateneo de Manila University in August 2006. As it turns out, Juan GDL and Cruz share more of a connection than just hailing from State U and having triple-double games. “I talk to him. Sometimes, I would go to UPIS practices kasi assistant siya dun,” Juan GDL shared. “So minsan, I go with sina Jordi.” Juan GDL came from UP Integrated School before being promoted to the Seniors squad. He also has a younger brother in Jordi GDL still suiting up there. Cruz, on the other hand, is now serving as an assistant coach for Paolo Mendoza. And apparently, during their training sessions, Juan GDL is a firsthand witness to the talent that allowed Cruz to collect 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in one game. “Super galing ni coach Marv,” he said. In that light, the current UP superstar is nothing but glad to be making another kind of bond with the one-time pride of his alma mater. As he put it, “It’s really overwhelming for me na galing UP ulit yung nag-triple-double.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Record high dividends from state firms seen

State-run corporations are expected to remit a record high P40 billion in dividends this year, the Department of Finance said Friday. Citing data from its corporate affairs group, the DOF said that.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

COA to MWSS: Give separation pay to laid-off employees

  MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to comply with a Supreme Court decision and distribute the remaining unpaid separation package to its former employees laid off in the late 1990s. In its decision, state auditors said employees who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Two moderate quakes hit Davao Occidental

DAVAO CITY---Two moderate quakes hit Davao Occidental early on Sunday, state seismologists said. The stronger of the temblors, a magnitude-5.4, occurred around 2:51 a.m. with a depth of 47 kilometers, its epicenter traced some 185 kilometers east of Sarangani's coast, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Aftershocks were expected after the tectonic quake, but the state seismology agency said the temblor would not cause damage on land. A magnitude 4.8 quake happened 20 minutes earlier, traced 145 kilometers east off Sarangani municipality, with a depth of 34 kilometers, Phivolcs said. The seismology agency said aftershocks were not expect...Keep on reading: Two moderate quakes hit Davao Occidental.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

Jokic s triple-double leads Nuggets past Suns 119-91

By ARNIE STAPLETON,  AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 35 points, posted a triple-double and didn't miss a field goal in leading the Denver Nuggets past the Phoenix Suns 119-91 Saturday night (Sunday PHL time). Jokic, who had 10 assists and 10 rebounds, joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to post a triple-double with 30 or more points without missing a field goal. Chamberlain did it twice, in 1966 and '67. Jokic made all 11 of his shots from the floor and missed just one of 11 free throws on a night the crowd serenaded him with chants of "MVP! MVP!" Jamal Murray added 26 points for the Nuggets, who are off to their first 2-0 start since 2011-12 and will go for their first 3-0 start since 2009-10 when they host the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. They'll be without starting forward Will Barton, who injured his right hip on a reverse layup in the third quarter and was wheeled off the court in obvious distress. Devin Booker's 25 points led the Suns. Barton's injury took some air out of the Pepsi Center, where Jokic stretched Denver's 65-49 halftime lead to 81-59 on a dunk, which was followed by a 3-pointer from Murray for a 25-point lead midway through the third quarter. The intriguing matchup between Jokic and top overall draft pick Deandre Ayton down low never really materialized. Ayton, who had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in his debut against Dallas, scored 5 points on 2-of-7 shooting. Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov knew it was going to be a learning experience as his prized rookie worked against Jokic. "He makes everybody else better. He's a tricky player. He's going to try to sell a lot of tricks to Deandre," Kokoskov said before tipoff. "Deandre has to play smart. He has to play to his strengths, his energy and high motor. He also has to match all of his tricks." He didn't come close, and neither did the Suns. TIP-INS: Suns: Phoenix was without G Troy Daniels, who sustained a concussion at practice. "It was a contact practice, guys were scrimmaging and it happened right in front of me," Kokoskov said. "It didn't look that hard but he didn't pass the test. He's in concussion protocol and he's expected to come back in a few days." Nuggets: Denver was 31-10 at home last season, fourth-best in the NBA. ... Murray tried to get too fancy on a steal and layup and was stripped when he tried to go behind his back before scoring. ... The Nuggets' second string kept letting the Suns back in the game as Phoenix's big runs came when Denver's starters were getting breathers on the bench. The Nuggets were outscored 13-2 at the end of the third quarter and saw their lead go from 25 to 13. UP NEXT Suns: visit Golden State Warriors on Monday night. Nuggets: host Golden State Warriors on Sunday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Sweet revenge

JEREBKO BURIES former TEAM I wanted to win and told them I really wanted this one SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Jonas Jerebko returned to Utah and got what he was looking for. Jerebko crashed the basket and tipped in a shot against his former team with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Golden State […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Building safety must-haves at upcoming WOSAS 2018

Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, conten.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Fighting Warays stun Lady Warriors, end slump in PVL

Tacloban’s Fighting Warays took a solid 2-1 set lead, lost some steam in the fourth but came armed to the teeth in the decider to score an earth-shaking 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 conquest of Myla Pablo and her Pocari Sweat-Air Force team and arrest a three-game skid in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News