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Phl, Japan put up joint crediting mechanism for emissions

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines and Japan have agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of energy, resources and the environment......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 21st, 2017Related News

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer br /> DALLAS (AP) — Yu Darvish marked his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this week. Now healthy again, he wants to prove how good a pitcher he is. 'It's not much about my contract, but coming back from Tommy John surgery,' Darvish said through his interpreter at the Rangers' winter banquet Friday night. 'This will be my second year to see how my body reacts and how much I can do to prove how good of a pitcher I am. That's what I'm looking forward to.' Darvish is entering the sixth and final year of the contract he signed with the Rangers in January 2012 after seven seasons in Japan. While the 30-year-old Darvish is 46-32 with a 3.29 ERA in 100 career starts for Texas, he missed all of the 2015 season because of the surgery and didn't pitch for the Rangers last season until May 28. Darvish was 7-5 with a 3.41 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings during the regular season. But in his first AL Division Series start last October, he gave up a career-worst four homers. Three of them were in the same inning of a 5-3 loss to Toronto in Game 2 of the best-of-five series that the Blue Jays swept. 'I would love to pitch in that kind of situation again this year,' Darvish said. 'And I would like to pitch very well.' Darvish said he just started throwing again and feels 'really good.' Texas spent more than two years scouting Darvish and getting to know him personally before committing more than $107 million to get him. On top of his guaranteed $56 million contract, the Rangers had to pay in the old system a massive $51,703,411 posting bid to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, his team in Japan. The 2017 season could have become a player option without a buyout had Darvish won the Cy Young and finished second-through-fourth another time, or finished second in the voting once and second-through-fourth two other times. Darvish finished second behind Max Scherzer in the 2013 AL Cy Young voting, when the Rangers right-hander was 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA and a league-high 277 strikeouts. He was an All-Star each of his first three seasons (2012-14), a span in which he had 680 strikeouts before getting shut down late in the 2014 season because of elbow inflammation. 'I am really grateful to the Texas Rangers organization by just giving me this big of a contract. They've been taking care of me really well,' he said. 'So I just want to show the Rangers how much I can do and then show them that they were right giving me that contract.' Darvish said he considered it too much of a risk just two years after surgery to compete in the World Baseball Classic this spring. Then, he smiled and said, 'At the end, let me tell you that I didn't get offered' a spot. NOTES: The Rangers announced they will retire uniform No. 7 during an August ceremony to honor former catcher Ivan Rodriguez, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week and will be inducted with the class of 2017 on July 30 in Cooperstown, New York. The only other Rangers to have their numbers retired by the club are Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan (No. 34) and former manager Johnny Oates (No. 26). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Zidane says Ronaldo is still a difference-maker for Madrid

div>  /div> div>MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't scored a goal from open play in three games, a run that has Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on the defensive. /div> div>  /div> div>The glitch isn't exactly a goal drought because Ronaldo did score one from the penalty spot against Sevilla. But the dry period has coincided with Real Madrid's two-game losing streak after a 40-match unbeaten run. /div> div>  /div> div>'Cristiano is fine,' Zidane said Friday. 'He might have a bad day here and there. So what? He will always be a difference-maker in my mind. /div> div>  /div> div>'We have lost a couple of games, but there is no need to go overboard. Nothing is broken. Actually, it might have been a good time to lose two straight, in order to get going again and build up some confidence.' /div> div>  /div> div>Madrid leads the Spanish league with 40 points from 17 matches, holding a one-point lead over surging Sevilla. It was Sevilla that beat Madrid 2-1 on Sunday, after Ronaldo had converted a penalty to give his team the lead. /div> div>  /div> div>Defending champion Barcelona is third in the league and two points behind Madrid, which has a game in hand because of its trip to Japan to win the Club World Cup in December. /div> div>  /div> div>The loss in Sevilla was followed by another setback on Wednesday, when Madrid lost 2-1 at Celta Vigo in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals — again raising questions about the after-effects of playing in the Club World Cup. /div> div>  /div> div>'I'm not thinking about that at all,' Zidane said. 'As in life, you can't always win in football. You are going to have some bad days, and you need to overcome them to push ahead. It happened last year. We are going to reverse this. /div> div>  /div> div>'We aren't playing worse football than before. We just had a few bad plays that our opponents took full advantage of. The locker room is fine. The good news is we have another game tomorrow (in the league against 13th-place Malaga), and we are looking forward to it.' /div> div>  /div> div>Zidane said Ronaldo has lately been playing out of position at striker, a move that somewhat surprisingly has not translated into more goals for the Portugal forward. Ronaldo has 12 league goals this season, two behind Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. /div> div>  /div> div>'He played up top against Celta, but his favorite position is on the left wing, and that will not change,' Zidane said. 'The problem is more when he doesn't score, since we have grown used to him taking over. Cristiano will always be subject to criticism. He is used to it.' /div> div>  /div>.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2017Related News

JICA keen on funding Metro Manila subway

MANILA, Philippines - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) remains interested in helping finance the construction of a subway system that would link.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 20th, 2017Related News

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump - Daily Mail

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump - Daily Mail.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump - WHIO

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump - WHIO.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

DAKAR - Senegalese troops charged into neighboring Gambia late yesterday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jam.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 19th, 2017Related News

2017, TAON NG PILIPINAS

KUNG ang usapin ay suwerte at malas, ang bansa natin, ang Pilipinas, ang suwerte ngayong taon 2017. Bakit hindi? Aba, nag-uunahan ang malalaking bansa na tulungan tayo sa mga proyekto gamit ang kanilang malalaking tulong at utang na pondo? Nauna ang China, sumunod ang Japan at nangako ang Russia. Mayroon pang malalaking bansa ang nagbigay [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Surigao seeks help from US, Japan in search of WW2 bombs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Peace and Order Council here has requested the embassies of the United States and Japan to send teams to the city to find vintage bombs around a public school here where a 500-pound bomb was found over the weekend. The bomb, believed to be dropped by the [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Surigao seeks help from US, Japan in search of vintage WW2 bombs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Peace and Order Council here has requested the embassies of the United States and Japan to send teams to the city to find vintage bombs around a public school here where a 500-pound bomb was found over the weekend. The bomb, believed to be dropped by the [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

PDEA: Philippines, Japan ink partnership on drug rehab program

PDEA: Philippines, Japan ink partnership on drug rehab program.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

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Philippines , Japan sign document on drug rehabilitation program.....»»

Source: Manila_shimbun Manila_shimbunCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

PH infra to gain from China-Japan $ pledges

PH infra to gain from China-Japan $ pledges.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

BMI sees Sino-Japan rivalry to benefit PHL

THE PHILIPPINES will likely benefit from the China-Japan rivalry for economic and political influence in Asia, analysts at BMI Research said, particularly citing prospects for more aid and investments from the two powers......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

BMI sees Sino-Japan rivalry to benefit PHL - BusinessWorld Online Edition

BMI sees Sino-Japan rivalry to benefit PHL - BusinessWorld Online Edition.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

Opinion: To Take A Stand -- Rafael M. Alunan III: "What will be, will be"

Briefly, beats me. The situation's uncertain because we're standing on soft ground. Economically, South Asia's booming; ASEAN's steadily growing; America's and Japan's are gradually improving; the Middle East's slowly recovering; South America's, Europe's, Africa's, and China's are shaky. That puts things on murky territory......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 17th, 2017Related News

Stronger Phl-Japan ties

The recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife First Lady Akie Abe to the country went off without a hitch......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

Perilous South China Sea plan - The Japan Times

Perilous South China Sea plan - The Japan Times.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

Japan pledges fresh aid to Vietnam for security, maritime affairs

Japan pledges fresh aid to Vietnam for security, maritime affairs.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

China: Japan s Abe sows discord, raises regional tension

MANILA, Philippines — Beijing called out Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following reports that he has been bringing up the South China Sea issue during h.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News