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Malaysian royals to pick king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia’s royal families will elect a king Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole position for the role. The previous king, Sultan Muhammad V, stepped aside this month following just two years on the throne after reports surfaced […].....»»

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Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote | Asia Pacific Report

Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote Asia Pacific Report By Sofia Tomacruz in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao. Battle-scarred they might be, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

PHOTOS: Bangsamoro Plebiscite: The Day Murad Votes

SIMUAY, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 22 January) — Cheers greeted Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as he entered Room 15 of the Simuay Central Elementary School to vote for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. “This is the first time to exercise my […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

From armed to parliamentary struggle: Citizen Murad votes “yes” to Bangsamoro

SIMUAY, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 21 January) — “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,” the crowd cheered as Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) entered Room 15 of the Simuay Central Elementary School for voters of precincts 0140A and 0140B at 10:17 a.m. on Monday, January 21 and was led to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News

WATCH: MILF combatants prepare to help protect Bangsamoro votes

  SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines – Inside their stronghold in Camp Darapanan, the troops of Muslim separatist group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are briefed on how they can help keep watch over the Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday, January 21. Some 1,200 individuals, a mix of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces combatants and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

Ancajas foresees Broner falling in middle rounds

LAS VEGAS, USA – If Adrien Broner chooses to go mano a mano with Manny Pacquiao, he's bound to fall. International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas made this prediction Friday, January 18, (Saturday in Manila) at the Media Center of Pacquiao-Broner title duel at MGM Grand Garden Arena. According ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2019Related News

MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat

        COTABATO CITY---Without special treatment, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim will cast his vote in Simuay town in Sultan Kudarat---near the MILF's seat Camp Darapanan--- for the upcoming plebiscite on Monday.   Camp Darapanan, where retired General Carlito Galvez, then Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, visited in October last year, has been the MILF's largest base during the Moro group's five decade of struggle against the government.   Galvez's historic visit to the camp in October last year formally declared an end of the government's war against the MILF.   Murad joine...Keep on reading: MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News

Illegal firearms isinuko sa Sultan Kudarat

SULTAN KUDARAT – Hawak ngayon ng mga otoridad ang nasa 32 illegal firearms matapos na boluntaryong isinuko sa militar ng […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Malaysian state chooses new sultan, expected to be elected king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian state announced it had a new sultan Saturday, January 12, who is expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen. Tengku Abdullah Shah has replaced his father, Sultan Ahmad Shah as the ruler ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News

BIFF bomb plot in Maguindanao foiled; 3 improvised explosives seized

Government forces foiled an attempt of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to set off a bomb in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Sultan Kudarat firm loses construction equipment in arson attack

Gunmen set on fire some P30 million worth of road-building equipment of a construction firm in Kalamansig town Tuesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Malaysians begin search for new king | The Manila Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysias royals prepared Monday to pick a new king to replace Sultan Muhammad 5th, who abdicated in a historic first after reportedly marrying a Russian former beauty queen,READ The pos.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Malaysia's royal families will meet on Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne, an official said Monday. The 49-year-old ruler resigned Sunday as Malaysia's 15th king, marking the first abdication in the nation's history and cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given, but the move came after he reportedly married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November while on medical leave. READ: Sadness, shock over Sultan Muhammad V's resignation as King Keeper of the Ruler's Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said the Council of Rulers held a meeting Monday and set Jan. 24 to ...Keep on reading: Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 7th, 2019Related News

Malaysia s king abdicates in historic first

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (3rd UPDATE) – Malaysia's king has abdicated, royal officials said Sunday, January 6, in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave. Sultan Muhammad V's decision marks the first time a king has abdicated in the Muslim-majority ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

Leonard, Siakam each score 30 points, Raptors beat Bucks

By Joe Totoraitis, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in a matchup of the top two teams in the NBA standings. Serge Ibaka added 25 points and nine rebounds, Fred VanVleet had 21 points, and Danny Green 12 points and nine rebounds. The Raptors slowly took charge in the second and third quarters and withstood the Bucks' comeback attempt in the fourth. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 43 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee. Malcolm Brogdon added 15 points, and Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe each had 14. The Bucks had won five straight. Milwaukee was coming off a 144-112 victory over Atlanta on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), while Toronto had a day to rest following a 125-107 loss to the Spurs on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in Leonard's return to San Antonio. The Raptors put it away with a 15-2 run, taking a 110-98 lead on Siakam's wide-open triple from the corner with 5:14 to play. Trailing by as much as 13, the Bucks opened the fourth quarter with a 14-4 run, capped by Antetokounmpo's layup and three-pointer, and led 96-95 with 8:12 left. TIP-INS Raptors: C Jonas Valanciunas (left thumb dislocation) missed his 11th consecutive game. G Kyle Lowry (lower back pain) missed his sixth straight game. ... The last time Lowry and Leonard played together was Dec. 9 (Dec. 10, PHL time) against Milwaukee. Bucks: F Ersan Ilyasova scored three points in 13:23 minutes in his second game back from broken nose. ... G Sterling Brown was back after missing one game with a right ankle injury. UP NEXT Raptors: Host Indiana on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Bucks: Host Utah on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 6th, 2019Related News

Leonard scores career-high 45, Raptors beat Jazz 122-116

By Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122-116 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home. Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall. Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14. Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season. Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 (Nov. 5, PHL time) road win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard shot 16-for-22 overall, missing all three attempts from three-point range. He went 13-for-17 at the free-throw line. After making two three-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter. Siakam went 3-for-3 from three-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth. Toronto guard Kyle Lowry sat for the eighth time in nine games because of a sore lower back. Before the game, the Raptors said Lowry had travelled to New York last Friday (last Saturday, PHL time) to receive anti-inflammatory injections. Rubio started after sitting out Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) win over New York because of a sore left knee and sore lower back, while Crowder was back after missing the victory over the Knicks because of a sore left thumb. Leonard scored 10 points in the first quarter, and all five Raptors starters made at least one basket as Toronto led 26-24 after one. TIP-INS Jazz: Utah has lost 9-of-12 meetings against Toronto. ... Utah outscored Toronto 22-5 in second-chance points. ... Favors and Gobert each had nine rebounds. ... Crowder went 5-for-7 from three-point range. His career high is six made three-pointers. Raptors: Toronto is 5-2 on New Year’s Day, including a 4-0 mark at home. ... C Jonas Valanciunas had stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. ... VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. ... Toronto matched a season-low with 20 three-point attempts. UP NEXT Jazz: Visit Cleveland on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Raptors: Visit San Antonio on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

Curry s 34 points help Warriors scorch Suns, 132-109

By Jose M. Romero, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Kevin Durant added 25, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 132-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). The Warriors beat the Suns for the 17th straight time, including eight in a row in Phoenix. Golden State was 14-for-28 on three-pointers, with Curry going 5-of-9. Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost 5-of-6. T.J Warren added 24 points and Devin Booker 20. Golden State led for all but one minute, 17 seconds of the first quarter, and went ahead 39-31 on a three from Curry with 10 minutes to go in the second. Curry had 12 points in the second quarter and added a team-high nine rebounds for the game. The Suns scored the next eight points to tie it, and were even at 45 before the Warriors closed out the half on a 24-7 run. A triple from Andre Iguodala, a layup and free throw from Jonas Jerebko and Iguodala’s pair of free throws gave the Warriors a 69-52 lead at the break. Ayton’s hook shot with 6:19 left in the third quarter cut the Warriors’ lead to 82-72, but Golden State took control again. A three and two free throws from Durant gave the Warriors a 100-81 lead with 1:38 to play. Quinn Cook knocked down a triple just before the third-quarter buzzer for a 108-87 lead, and Curry’s two three's early in the fourth quarter helped Golden State go up by 27 points. DEFENDING DEANDRE The Warriors, in the absence of a true big man, used starters Kevon Looney and Draymond Green plus Jordan Bell off the bench to guard the 7'1" Ayton. No Golden State defender on Ayton was taller than 6'9". Bell was the most physical of the group and was rewarded with extended minutes. He blocked Ayton’s shot under the basket in the third quarter and forced Ayton to work at the other end by making all five shots he took for a season-high 10 points. TIP-INS Warriors: For the 10th time this season, the Warriors’ starting lineup was Durant, Green, Looney, Klay Thompson and Curry. They’re 6-4 with that group. ... Curry has scored 30 or more points in 13 games this season. ... The Warriors’ point total was the third-highest in a game this season. Suns: Backup C Richaun Holmes missed the game due to illness, the second game in which he’s not played this season. That opened up minutes for seldom-used Dragan Bender, who played for the first time since Dec. 17 (Dec. 18, PHL time) and scored for the first time since Dec. 11 (Dec. 12, PHL time), 10 games ago. ... F Josh Jackson fouled out late in the third quarter and played only 14 minutes, his lowest total since Nov. 21 (Nov. 22, PHL time). ... C Eric Moreland made his Suns debut when entered the game in the fourth quarter. Moreland signed with Phoenix on Dec. 10 (Dec. 11, PHL time). UP NEXT Warriors: Host Houston Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Suns: Host Philadelphia Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the fourth game of a season-high seven straight at home.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 1st, 2019Related News

Big year coming for Ancajas

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas isn’t taking a break during the holidays. He’s busy training at the Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite and his coach Joven Jimenez said the other day while nothing is set for his next fight, staying in shape is a priority......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 30th, 2018Related News

Firmino helps rampant Liverpool open 9-point lead in EPL

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored with an impudent no-look finish. There were jubilant cries of "Ole!" as Liverpool played possession football near the end, and the final whistle was met with a chant of "We shall not be moved" from The Kop. Juergen Klopp's players look unstoppable as they march toward a first English top-flight title since 1990. And they are having fun at the same time. In the latest statement victory in its unbeaten start to the Premier League season, Liverpool overwhelmed Arsenal's meek challenge in a 5-1 win at Anfield on Saturday, with Firmino scoring a hat trick and Mohamed Salah invariably among the goals. A ninth straight league victory opened a nine-point lead over second-placed Tottenham, which unexpectedly lost 3-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in its first match since seriously entering the title-race conversation. Manchester City will climb back into second spot, and within seven points of the lead, if it beats Southampton on Sunday. But there is already an ominous feel about Liverpool's ruthless performances, and it is now 20 league games undefeated for Klopp's men. "I'm not the smartest person in the world but I'm really not an idiot," Klopp said. "It's not important how many points you are ahead in December ... if we drop three points, the next headline is, 'Are they nervous now?'." Liverpool received huge help from their rivals on Saturday. Tottenham started it by appearing to run out of energy in the loss to Wolves at Wembley Stadium, with all of the visitors' goals coming in the final 18 minutes. Then Arsenal, arriving as England's fifth best team, produced a shambolic defensive display that Liverpool's devastating front three happily capitalized on. Sadio Mane was the other scorer. Arsenal mistakes preceded at least four of Liverpool's goals, two of them being penalties after clumsy challenges by Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac. Salah converted the first to make it 4-1 in first-half injury time and gave up spot-kick duties to allow Firmino to complete his hat trick in the 65th. "So, 2018 ends with a Christmas present from Mo Salah," Klopp said. "It was one of the nicest things I have seen in my life." TOTTENHAM CRUMBLES Having the Premier League's most punishing schedule over the Christmas period caught up with Tottenham against Wolves. It was the team's third game in six days — there is another one coming up on Tuesday, too — and it showed at Wembley as Wolves dominated the second half and scored through Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa. Harry Kane, with a long-range effort off his left foot, netted for the third straight game to put Tottenham ahead in the 22nd minute. "We were wrong in the way we tried to play, too much long ball and our energy dropped in the second half," Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. ANGRY RANIERI Claudio Ranieri had tough words for Aboubakar Kamara after the Fulham striker's stubbornness almost cost his side three precious points in its battle against relegation. After Fulham was awarded a spot kick in the 81st minute against Huddersfield, Kamara argued with Aleksandar Mitrovic — the team's designated penalty taker — before eventually taking it himself. He failed, with his shot lacking any conviction and being easily saved by Jonas Lossl. "I said to Kamara to leave the ball to Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties," Ranieri said. "It is unbelievable. He did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right. I wanted to kill him." Mitrovic spared Kamara's blushes by scoring in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 win and move Fulham four points above last-place Huddersfield. OTHER RESULTS Cardiff also scored in stoppage time to beat Leicester 1-0, with Victor Camarasa netting to earn the Welsh team its first away league win since getting promoted. Leicester was coming off impressive back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City. Brighton beat Everton 1-0, and Watford drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 30th, 2018Related News

Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors. James grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room. Stephen Curry made consecutive three's shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third — but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession. Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas. Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline triple late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016. James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and L.A. led 65-50 at the break. It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92. Lakers coach Luke Walton — a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr — got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine. Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7-of-9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James. Golden State shot just 9-for-36 from deep, Curry going 2-of-8 and Durant 3-for-8. MCGEE’s RING DELAYED Lakers center JaVale McGee was still sick with a respiratory infection and missed his fifth straight game, didn’t travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive his championship ring. That will now happen Feb. 2 (Feb. 3, PHL time) when the Lakers return to Oracle Arena. McGee was one of three big men who rotated in Steve Kerr’s rotation on the way to a repeat title. “I’m happy for JaVale. He’s getting more of a chance to play with the Lakers than he did with us,” Kerr said. “We had a lot of centers play a really important role for us the last couple of years. He was fantastic and we loved having him here. Wish he was here and that we could give him his ring today, but we’ll do it next time. Very happy for him and his success this year.” TIP-INS Lakers: Zubac shot 9-for-10. ... The Lakers had lost 3-of-4, so this meant a lot. ... Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road vs. the Western Conference. ... Tyson Chandler, who had been questionable with back spasms after he missed Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game against Memphis, returned and played 16 minutes. Warriors: Iguodala reached double figures for the fourth time this season. ... Curry and Draymond Green each picked up two early fouls, and Green fouled out with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds. ... Golden State is 12-16 on Christmas and 6-5 at home. UP NEXT Lakers: At Sacramento on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Portland on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 26th, 2018Related News