Isaac Go: Kouame pushes Ateneo to be better

MANILA, Philippines – After Angelo Kouame broke out with a career-high double-double of 33 points and 27 rebounds against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws , the Ivorian center has overshadowed veteran Isaac Go all the more.  But despite his reduced role, Go remains happy with how the rookie center has been contributing ........»»

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Asean, US holding maritime exercise in 2019

Viewed as a confidence-building measure that enhances cooperation among regional navies, defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the US have agreed to conduct a joint maritime exercise next year......»»

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Rising star Kouame wants to motivate players interested in playing in UAAP

  Angelo Kouame is undoubtedly the biggest impact player of Ateneo for the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. The 6-foot-10 center out of Ivory Coast was, literally, the Blue Eagles' largest producer in their 82-62 victory over Far Eastern Univesity when Kouame put up a preposterous double-double of 33 points and 27 rebounds. Kouame's Herculean performance fueled the Blue Eagles' rise to the top of the standings with a 7-2 record and tied Adamson University for the no.1 seed. Even though he has been unstoppable in the basketball court, Kouame said he wants to be seen more than as an athlete. "I want to motivate the new foreign players who are about to com...Keep on reading: Rising star Kouame wants to motivate players interested in playing in UAAP.....»»

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Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

NEW ORLEANS --- A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. "They named one after Charles Darwin --- that's a no-brainer --- and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all people," said Robert A. Thomas , an environmental biologist and head of head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. The snake in question, a handsome critter with lengthwise brown and creamy yellow stripes, is called Pseudalsophis thomasi (sood-al-SO-fis TOM-uhs-eye). "I've got a picture of it taped up here in the office, and it makes me smile ...Keep on reading: Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor.....»»

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Lung Center offers course on dentistry

Lung Center offers course on dentistry.....»»

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4 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in Cubao for 12,500,000 – Web reference 113340541 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Centro mansions for sale townhouse for sale cubao, quezon city best offer !! The project is located at #99 13th Ave. Brgy. Socorro, Cubao Quezon City A home at the center of north east metro that suits your upgraded family lifestyle. The best place to live within the City Own this elegant townhouse that is… link: 4 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in Cubao for 12,500,000 – Web reference 113340541 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

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PPP certification course

To cope with the growing demand for public-private partnership (PPP) consultants and practitioners, the Center for Global Best Practices, in partnership with Quantum Prisms Consulting Inc., will host the second and third series of its pioneering program titled, PPP Certification Course......»»

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UAAP Season 81: Ateneo s Angelo Kouame is playing like his NBA idol Joel Embiid

Ateneo de Manila University's Angelo Kouame gave another MVP-worthy performance in the UAAP Season 81 after dropping 33 points and 27 rebounds. Kouame was heralded with "MVP! MVP" chants once again from the Ateneo crowd as he found his way to the bench in the dying seconds of the match. MVP chants from the Ateneo crowd as Angelo Kouame walked to the bench. He finished the game with 33 points (15-of-17), 27 rebounds. @abscbnsports — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) October 20, 2018 "I'm really thankful for whatever they give. It's also kind of motivation for me so I'm really thankful," he said. In the end of the first round, the student-athlete from Ivory Coast placed third among the possible MVP candidates in the UAAP next to UE's Alvin Pasaol and UP's Bright Akhuetie. With how his performance is going and how Ateneo has been racking up wins, he is well on his way to the highest individual honors in the UAAP. But the 6-foot-10 center has bigger dreams than an UAAP MVP plum. "My own mindset is I want to be more than that [MVP], I'm trying to make it to the NBA if I can," he shared. Interestingly, his 33-point performance came a day after his NBA idol, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, had a 30-point game too. "Joel Embiid is [my favorite NBA player], of course! He has the skill, he can dribble, his really strong, he can shoot, he can do everything on the court," shared Kouame to ABS-CBN Sports. Cameroonian Embiid made it rain in the NBA on Friday with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks in the Sixers' win over Chicago Bulls. When Kouame was informed about Embiid's statistics and realized the similarities, his face lit up. "God blessed us! 30 points also? Oh! I watched the video of that but I didn't know what was happening," Kouame exclaimed. Just like Kouame, Embiid is also included in the very early MVP talks in the NBA. "He is such an example for me. I want to be like him," added Kouame. To make things more interesting, Kouame shared that some friends of his told him that he has little bit of physical resemblance with Embiid. "People said that [we kind of look alike] actually," Kouame shared in between laughs. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

The action-packed pilot episode of LeBron s Lakers

By Favian Pua "Let me shut up." At the 9:25 mark of the first quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT analyst Chris Webber found himself caught in mid-sentence. Webber was passionately defending JaVale McGee’s legitimacy as an NBA player when LeBron James intercepted a pass intended for Al-Farouq Aminu and saw a wide-open runway. Understanding the historical gravity of what was about to take place, Webber immediately uttered those four words and gave color commentator Marv Albert the floor as James accelerated towards the basket. “James off the steal... James with the stuff!” LeBron James THROWS IT DOWN for the @Lakers! 👑🔥 🏀: #LakeShow x #RipCity 📺: @NBAonTNT — NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2018 Delirium. And with that sequence, so began the circus. It only seemed fitting that Webber called the game in Moda Center for James’ regular season debut with the Lakers. Nearly 15 years ago, he was also a spectator, or rather a witness, when James made his ballyhooed NBA debut against Webber’s Sacramento Kings. That spectacle was the first paragraph of James’ ever-growing narrative. As @KingJames embarks on a new journey with the @Lakers, #TBT to his NBA debut in 2003! 🔥 Lakers vs. Trail Blazers // 10:30pm ET on TNT! 📺 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2018 As a historian of the game, James fully understands the implications of his move to Los Angeles. Win, and he will see himself elevated among the greatest to ever wear purple and gold. Lose, and no blockbuster Hollywood film can compensate for his shortcomings, leaving the door open for critics to question yet again whether his championship resume was padded by an inferior Eastern Conference. To reach his goal of playing for another ring, he will need to rely on his youthful teammates and trust the front office to shoulder the massive burden and expectations. “Anytime you fall, stay down. Your brother (is) gonna come pick you up,” James told his teammates in a brief huddle during a deadball situation. That mindset is what a team in flux needs. Having each other’s back is high on the priority list because building trust is as important as racking up wins. "Anytime y'all fall, stay down. Your brother'll come pick you up." - @KingJames — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018 The opening night loss to the Blazers serves as a heavy dose of reality check for the Lakers. They are not yet close to unseating the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have emerging talent, but they do not boast of a Big Three, such as what James was flanked with during his previous stops with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon Ingram is the team’s de facto second option, but he is not yet in the same stratosphere as Dwyane Wade or Kyrie Irving. Kyle Kuzma is tantalizing, but asking him to fill the shoes of Chris Bosh or Kevin Love this season is a Herculean task. James arrived in Los Angeles as the elder statesman, but he might discover the fountain of youth with his new comrades. Since he came into the league, none of James’ teams finished higher than 12th in terms of pace over the course of a season. These Lakers, with an average age of 24.7, are much younger than any of the squads James has been on. They can play with unbridled energy that can reinvigorate James, and make him feel like a 16-year-old rather than someone playing in his 16th season as a pro. The 82-game grind will serve as test of endurance for the Baby Lakers. The beauty of the regular season is that this squad will undergo several iterations as they search for their most optimal rotations. One thing is for sure: the three-man unit of Lonzo Ball, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley should not be on the court at the same time again under any circumstance. What exactly do you root for when you root for the Lakers? Is it the legacies and winning tradition established by the legends who came before? Is it the current roster and this collection of misfit toys? Is it the idealized #FutureLaker, the one who could alter the trajectory of this franchise and deliver it to greater heights? Or is it the simple fact that they employ the greatest player of this generation? One thing is certain: throughout the course of the season, LeBron and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be putting their own spin on, perhaps even reclaiming Joakim Noah's “Hollywood as Hell” utterance. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

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Go to institutionalize Malasakit Centers

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Saturday he will push for the enactment of a law institutionalizing the Malasakit Center if given a Senate seat so the one-stop shop for helping the sick will continue to operate even after President Duterte’s term ends in 2022. “Sa kanya ko talaga […].....»»

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ARENA-7 Helps Repack Family Food Packs At VDRC

The Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region 7 (ARENA-7) has lined up several activities in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the National Career Executive Service. As a kick-off activity, the ARENA-7 helped in repacking food packs at the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Visayas Disaster Response Center (VDRC) in Tingub, […].....»»

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Aboitizpower Donates Medicines for Displaced Naga Residents

Flordeliza Lapitan tried to keep her composure as she shared about her nine-year-old son Jack’s stomach pains with the resident health worker at the Enan Chiong Activity Center (ECAC) on the morning of October 12. Her voice was calm while answering the nurse’s questions like how long has Jack been feeling that way or what […].....»»

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Explore urban living in nature outside of the metro

The honking of horns, the screeching of tires --- they've all become the tunes to your everyday life in the city. For urban dwellers like yourself, you wake up and sleep to the noise that fills every corner of the bustling metropolis. Imagine if you could start the morning in a quiet, peaceful suburb embedded in nature where the loudest sounds would come from the gentle chirping of the birds, all while still having everything you need around you. Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), the Philippines' leading developer of sustainable estates and Leonio Land Holdings Inc. (LLHI)envisions exactly that. The joint venture of these two developers is now turning a long-time plan into a reality wit...Keep on reading: Explore urban living in nature outside of the metro.....»»

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Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

By DAVE CAMPBELL ,  AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler brushed off some early jeers from the jaded home crowd, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Andrew Wiggins pitched in with 22 points and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers off the bench to bolster a vintage all-around effort by the four-time All-Star Butler, who requested a trade last month. Butler made 10 of 12 field goals and 12 of 12 free throws, with seven rebounds, four steals and three assists to help the Timberwolves (1-1) hold off a late charge by Kevin Love and the LeBron James-less Cavaliers. Love had 25 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists against his former team, but the Cavaliers (0-2) have a lot of work to do to become a contender again after James bolted for the Los Angeles Lakers. They've allowed an average of 123.5 points so far this season. Wiggins, who was taken with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Cavs only to be traded to the Wolves two months later in the deal for Love, has averaged 27.2 points in nine career games against Cleveland. The Wolves led 83-62 early in the third quarter, when Love brought the Cavs to life with a 3-pointer that sparked a 24-10 spurt. Love had 13 points in the run. With a layup by Collin Sexton at the 4:02 mark, the Cavs were within 121-117, their closest since trailing 36-34 early in the second quarter. Cedi Osman's 3-pointer kept the Cavs within 125-120, but he missed his next one after a scoreless possession by the Wolves. Osman had 22 points, Jordan Clarkson added 19 points off the bench and Tristan Thompson totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavs. BUTLER DID IT When the news of Butler's trade request broke exactly one month ago, the likelihood of him awkwardly suiting up in the home opener for the team he's seeking to leave was, well, extremely low. Yet here he was, taking the court at Target Center in the home blues with the white trim. Butler was the first starter introduced during the pregame pageantry, and boos rang out loudly as soon as the public address announcer said, "From Marquette University." They kept up each time Butler touched the ball on the first five possessions by the Wolves, until he stole a pass by Love in the backcourt and fed Taj Gibson for a dunk. The crowd immediately roared, as if the fans forgot who they were upset with because the play happened so fast. The four-time All-Star had plenty more highlight-reel dunks and steals from there. Soon enough, some "MVP! MVP! MVP!" chants even broke out. The Wolves enjoyed a 52-23 run over a 13-minute stretch until late in the second quarter, taking a 20-point lead on a three-point play by Wiggins that was launched when Karl-Anthony Towns blocked a layup attempt by Osman on the other end to start a fast break. TIP-INS: Cavaliers: Larry Nance Jr. has yet to play this season because of a sprained right ankle, though coach Tyronn Lue said he's hoping to have the center back soon. "It's a big loss," Lue said. "With the team we have, we need everybody." ... J.R. Smith played four minutes after missing the opener with a sore left elbow. Timberwolves: After scoring 27 points on 8-for-12 shooting on Wednesday, Jeff Teague went 3 for 9 for nine points. ... Towns had 12 points and nine rebounds. UP NEXT Cavaliers: Play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night in their home opener. Timberwolves: Travel to Dallas to play on Saturday night. They won all four games against the Mavericks last season......»»

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Trump: Khashoggi likely dead

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage. Before Trump spoke, the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Defeathered Falcons, Eagles eye revenge

Revenge at their first-round tormentors is tantalizing, for sure, but for joint leaders Adamson and Ateneo, the chance to stay on top and add more separation to the chase pack offers enough motivation to take care of business today in their UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Round 2 faceoffs with La Salle and Far Eastern, respectively......»»

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Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Columbian just wouldn't lose to Rain or Shine. The Dyip finally nailed their first win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup with a 100-84 drubbing of usual victims Elasto Painters at the Ynares Center here on Friday, October 19.  Losing 25 straight games in the season-ending ........»»

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China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

SINGAPORE, Singapore – China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, October 19, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing's expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine s woes

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Just as Rain or Shine is starting to pick up steam in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup following a horrendous start, it is dealt another huge blow with an injury to big man Beau Belga. Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might ........»»

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Meralco stuns No. 1 Magnolia for 2nd straight win

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – In a stunning reversal of fortune, Meralco kept its bid for a playoff berth alive in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup following a 94-88 win over No. 1 Magnolia at the Ynares Center here on Friday, October 18.  The Bolts banked on a balanced scoring attack ........»»

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