Advertisements


Filipino martial arts hero Catalan spearheads a successful wushu seminar

Filipino martial arts hero Catalan spearheads a successful wushu seminar.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports8 hr. 29 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Jomary Torres is eager to pick herself up after bowing to Mei Yamaguchi

Experiencing two defeats in a row is not the ideal way that a mixed martial artist would want to end a year, but that is exactly how Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres is wrapping up her 2018.   Torres started the year with a bang, scoring a 40-second knockout victory over Team Lakay's April Osenio at ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES in Manila, Philippines last January.   She then made a trip back to the cage eight months later against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Expectations were high for Torres, but the Filipina was outplayed at every turn by Lumban Gaol, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by unanimous decision.   With the goal to redeem herself and conclude the year on a triumphant note after suffering her first career loss in the sport, she took the challenge of facing former ONE World Title challenger Mei "V.V" Yamaguchi of Japan at ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Friday, 7 December.   Yamaguchi showcased her edge in experience and skills as she outworked Torres in both the striking and ground game departments over the course of three rounds, cruising to a clear-cut unanimous decision.   Although Torres did not get what she wished for, the 22-year-old native of Zamboanga City finds comfort with the thought of going the distance against a battle-tested martial artist such as Yamaguchi.   "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," she stated.   "This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn't quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”   She concedes that her Japanese opponent was simply the better woman, suggesting that her cage meeting with Yamaguchi will be supplemental to her journey as an athlete in mixed martial arts.   "It's a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi's caliber. She's a former ONE World Title contender,” she said. "She was the better lady that night, but that's part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”   Her first three impressive bouts in the world's largest martial arts organization convinced observers that Torres is a special competitor in the women’s atomweight division of ONE Championship.   Despite the string of setbacks, Torres plans on living up to her potential, believing that better days are definitely ahead in her young career.   "I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward," she vowed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Harris plays hero as Alaska blasts Magnolia in Game 3

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Mike Harris was a cut above the rest as Alaska avoided falling to a 0-3 hole in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals with a 100-71 drubbing of Magnolia at the Ynares Center here on Sunday, December 9. There was no stopping the Best Import candidate on the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Be DRRM advocates, SK leaders urged

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 5 (PIA) -- "Everyone can become a hero in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management."National DRRM Council Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Be DRRM advocates,SK leaders urged

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 5 (PIA) - - "Everyone can become a hero in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management."National DRRM Council Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricard.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Be DRRM advocates, SK leaders urged

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 5 (PIA) -- "Everyone can become a hero in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management."National DRRM Council Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Be DRRM advocates,SK leaders urged

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 5 (PIA) - - "Everyone can become a hero in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management."National DRRM Council Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricard.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

In team-first system, Thirdy still on top

    MANILA, Philippines – Despite the absolute masterclass performance that he displayed in his team's biggest game of the season, Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena still shunned all credit. The championship series hero, instead, opted to pay tribute to everyone around him, and even the opponents he just went against. “Unang-una gusto ko lang ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

AP column: Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no world ranking points or even a trophy to call his own. He beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup. "I don't think there's anything I can do in the game anytime soon that's going to mean more than that," Rahm said. When he spoke late Sunday afternoon after a four-shot victory in the Bahamas, the Masters was still 130 days away. That's the next major, and majors are the greatest achievement for any player. Rahm is no exception. But yes, that Ryder Cup was special. If his tears that Sunday at Le Golf National didn't show that, Rahm spoke for just over 4 minutes and used 638 words to explain. His year ended with Woods presenting him the trophy from the Hero World Challenge, but really that was the start of his story. As they looked at the trophy, where Woods' name first shows up in 2001, Rahm said Woods asked, "How old were you?" Rahm was 7. "I saw him win a great deal of events, grew up with a dream of someday beating him, and to do it on the Sunday or a Ryder Cup ... it was extremely special," he said. Seve Ballesteros inspired him, and still does. Woods motivated the 24-year-old Spaniard, as he did for so many other young players from Rahm's generation. He studied Woods, including a recent documentary for the British Open that helped on Sunday at Albany. "He said once he got in the lead, his goal was to never go back to the field, to have the field catch him," Rahm said. That wasn't the only film Rahm has watched. He says he probably has seen every video on Woods and Ballesteros that can be found on the internet. And that's probably how his fiancee learned the game. "She had no idea about golf, and I would just get the laptop and make her watch all the highlights of Tiger," Rahm said. "I've seen Tiger's final round at Pebble in 2000 about 150 times." And that brings him to Saturday night outside Paris. Europe had a 10-6 lead with Rahm contributing a point in his first Ryder Cup. "Kind of felt like I was letting the team down," he said. Rahm knew he would be in the No. 4 spot for Europe, and then the U.S. lineup was revealed. He was expecting to see Woods toward the back because that's where he had been the last two times he played, at No. 8 in Wales and No. 12 at Medinah. This time, Woods was at No. 4 against Rahm. "I'm like, 'Great.' To me, the greatest golfer of all time that I've been able to see, he just won at East Lake, he's 0-3, I was 0-2. I'm like, 'He really wants to win this, for sure, and I'm not playing my best.' So that was my first train of thought," Rahm said. He spent time that night and the next morning talking to his mental coach, European captain Thomas Bjorn and Tommy Fleetwood, who had experience playing Woods, including all three of Woods' losses that week. He thought about a strategy, which turned out to be the easy part. Woods doesn't make a lot of mistakes, so the Ryder Cup rookie better be close to flawless. The gallery was the largest on the course, and not because Rahm was playing. Turns out it was Woods who made the mistakes, with bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes to fall 2 down. Rahm missed a short putt on the 16th hole, giving him a 1-up lead with two to play. He responded with a shot into 5 feet on the 17th and a chance to close out his golfing idol. Rahm never lacks for emotions, and by now they were raging. His grandfather died on the Sunday of the PGA Championship and was on his mind. As he settled over the putt, he heard a Spanish voice in the gallery yell, "Do it for Seve!" Rahm could picture both of them watching and thought to himself, "There's no way them two are going to allow me to miss the putt." He dropped his putter and lost his mind when the putt went in. "It's all that feeling, right?" Rahm said. "I tried to stay as balanced as possible, I never got mad, even after missing the putt on 16. Making the putt to beat Tiger Woods, my all-time hero ... man, it was hard." He was screaming and hugging and forgot for a moment that Woods had walked across the green to congratulate him. "He came to me with a smile," Rahm said. "He said, 'Man, don't even worry, you played great.' And I started crying in front of Tiger. It was such an emotional moment." That's how much it meant to him, because that's how much Woods means to him......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Three share lead as Woods falters in Hero World Challenge | The Manila Times Online

NASSAU, Bahamas: Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm and Tony Finau are tied for the lead on 13-under par heading into the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Swedens Stenson andREAD The post Three share le.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

H. W. and Trump: A study in contrasts

Buenos Aires — One US president talked softly, the other harangues. One built international coalitions, the other tears them up. One was a war hero, the other avoided battle. One was called George H.W. Bush and the other, Donald Trump, is in the White House today. Trump was among the first of present and past […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Spider-Man is back on screen, but this time he’s black and Latino

LOS ANGELES, United States -- For what seems like the umpteenth time, Spider-Man is back on the big screen. But this year, when Hollywood is under the microscope on the hot-button issue of diversity, the superhero is half-black and half-Latino. Step aside, Peter Parker. There's a new Spidey in town. Hello, Miles Morales. Miles as Spidey is not new to comic book enthusiasts, but he is new to theater-goers, who earlier this year embraced the long-awaited arrival of the Marvel universe's first black hero, Black Panther, on the silver screen. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which hits US theaters on December 14, is a free-wheeling animated look at the multiple Spideys in...Keep on reading: Spider-Man is back on screen, but this time he’s black and Latino.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

3-way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom

Tony Finau had never seen Albany Golf Club until the pro-am at the Hero World Challenge, and one aspect of the course caught his eye immediately. "When I'm playing well, I feel like I can score on any golf course, especially a course that has five par 5s," Finau said. He made birdie on four of them Saturday, leading him to a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm and set up a wide-open conclusion that could feature more than half the 18-man field. The tournament host is not among them. Tiger Woods took three shots from just off the green at the par-5 third hole --- chipping is tough on everyone at Albany --- for a double bogey and a ...Keep on reading: 3-way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

George H.W. Bush: Head of political dynasty, war hero

WASHINGTON DC, USA – George H.W. Bush – the upper-crust war hero-turned-oilman and diplomat who steered America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House – died on Friday, November 30 . He was 94.  George W. Bush called his father ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 1st, 2018Related News

Tributes pour in for ex-U.S. president George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Tributes have poured for former US president George H.W. Bush following his death on Friday, November 30 , at the age of 94. Here are excerpts of messages from the worlds of politics, business and Hollywood. (READ: George H.W. Bush: Head of political dynasty, war hero ) 'Best dad' "George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 1st, 2018Related News

Woods spared penalty because of high-tech video evidence

NASSAU, Bahamas --- Upon further review, Tiger Woods hit the ball more than once trying to escape from a palm bush. And under an 18-month-old decision in the Rules of Golf, he avoided a penalty Friday in the Hero World Challenge because PGA Tour officials --- and Woods --- could only see the violation through a high-definition replay in slow motion. The decision from May 2017 says that a player is not deemed to have broken a rule if it could not reasonably be seen with the naked eye. "I didn't feel like I made contact twice," Woods said. "In slow motion, you can see I did hit it twice. But in real time, I didn't feel that at all." Woods hit his tee shot right of the 18t...Keep on reading: Woods spared penalty because of high-tech video evidence.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

'BeBonifacio: Netizens imagine if Andres Bonifacio had a Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines – Remember the hashtag imagining what national hero Andres Bonifacio would say if he had a Twitter account? In commemoration of Bonifacio’s 155th birth anniversary on Friday, November 30, Rappler revived the #BeBonifacio Twitter conversation encouraging netizens to tweet how the hero of the revolution would react to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

On Bonifacio Day, workers demand freedom from poverty

MANILA, Philippines – On the 155th birth anniversary of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio, workers demanded genuine freedom from contractualization and poverty. Several labor groups and unions on strike marched to Mendiola near the presidential palace on Friday, November 30. About 300 workers from Sumifru banana plantation in Compostela Valley joined ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Style over substance in reimagined ‘Robin Hood’

  It's not the Robin Hood you may be familiar with, but it does have its moments. The rogue hero is reimagined anew in the action flick "Robin Hood," giving him and his age-old tale more contemporary sensibilities.   That, however, doesn't necessarily translate into a smooth, sturdy film. While the bow-and-arrow action sequences look and sound like frenetic gun battles, with corresponding explosions and death-defying stunts galore, some moments between the generally impressive imbroglios are unevenly executed.   Starring Taron Egerton as the outlaw archer beloved by the masses, the film brings up his past as a soldier in the Crusades, prior to his stint ...Keep on reading: Style over substance in reimagined ‘Robin Hood’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

Filipino fans bid farewell after Netflix cancels ‘Daredevil’

Filipino fans are among those sorry to see the end of Netflix’s “Daredevil” after the streaming service announced the series’ cancellation after just three seasons. Netflix in a statement to Hollywood-based media outlets on Friday confirmed that the live-action adaptation of Marvel Comics’ blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who moonlights as the titular masked hero, would […] The post Filipino fans bid farewell after Netflix cancels ‘Daredevil’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 30th, 2018Related News