Stags escape from Blazers in thrilling photo finish

MANILA, Philippines – The San Sebastian Stags stared at a potential buzzer-beating loss to the CSB Blazers before escaping, 66-65, at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Tuesday, September 11. Flashy forward Justin Gutang nailed a corner three at the 6:12 minute mark of the 4th, completing a 13-3 run and slashing ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Smart wins int’l award for youth disaster preparedness program

A PROGRAM of Smart Communications that mobilizes young Filipinos to advocate a culture of disaster preparedness won at the prestigious Golden World Awards (GWA), which recognizes public relations practices that meet international standards of excellence. The TNT Tropang Ready (Team Ready) Disaster Preparedness Caravan emerged as winner in the Community Engagement category of the GWA, […] The post Smart wins int’l award for youth disaster preparedness program appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

5 invaluable lessons from Anwar Ibrahim

From solitary confinement to keynote speaker. Anwar Ibrahim, in his first speaking engagement since his release from prison, addressed a ballroom filled with CEOs at the Makati Shangri-La......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 8th, 2018Related News

Drawing inspiration from ailing Knight, Quinto, Muyang lift Letran past Arellano

St. Benilde's Justin Gutang slams one home against Perpetual's Jerome Pacia. --AUGUST DELA CRUZ For a teammate and friend, Bong Quinto and Larry Muyang came through with an inspired perfo.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

NU to represent Philippines in international mixed 3x3

National University is yet again all set to wear the flag in international competition. Two Lady Bulldogs and two Bullpups will be carrying the flag in the Under-18 Mixed 3x3 tournament of the 2018 International Basketball Federation (IBF) Youth Leadership Cup. NU Women’s talents Noemie Ayenga and Kent Jane Pastrana will team up with NU Juniors studs Dom Dayrit and Kevin Quiambao in the tournament running from Friday to Sunday. The four players are part of the delegation led by IBF Philippine Youth Leader Amanda Alejandro and team manager Herson Sy. The IBF Youth Leadership is a program using basketball as a tool to, as per FIBA, as a tool to help to improve communities with engagement, participation, and inclusivity. The U18 Mixed 3x3 tournament will be the culmination of the program. The Lady Bulldogs and Bullpups mixed team will be competing against representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy – study

PARIS, France – Ambitious action on climate change could contribute an extra $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, international experts said on Wednesday, September 5, urging nations and businesses to step up their engagement.  The economic benefits offered by a shift to a low-carbon economy have been "grossly" ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

PBA: Champion Ginebra goes for solo first before FIBA break

The protagonists from the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals are coming in hot in the Governors' Cup. Two-time defending champion Brgy. Ginebra is off to a 2-0 start in its latest title defense behind the continued brilliance of super import Justin Brownlee. On Wednesday the Gin Kings take on the winless Northport Batang Pier (0-3) as they look to take over no. 1 in the standings before the league goes on a break for the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Meanwhile, the Beermen had a rousing debut last week behind the tireless Christian Standhardinger. San Miguel will take on Blackwater as both teams shoot for their second win in as many games. The Ginebra-Northport clash is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Big Dome right after the 4:30 p.m. showdown of the Beermen and Elite.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

30 Teams in 30 Days: After wholesale makeover, Hawks ready to rebuild

By Shaun Powell, What offseason? That's a question many fans ask as the flurry of trades, free agent news and player movement seems to never stop during the summer. Since the Golden State Warriors claimed their third title in four years back on June 8 (June 9, PHL time), NBA teams have undergone a massive number of changes as they prepare for the season ahead. With the opening of training camps just around the corner,'s Shaun Powell will evaluate the state of each franchise as it sits today -- from the team with the worst regular-season record in 2017-18 to the team with the best regular-season record -- as we look at 30 teams in 30 days. * * * Today's team: Atlanta Hawks 2017-18 Record: (24-58, did not qualify for the playoffs) Who's new: Coach Lloyd Pierce, Trae Young (Draft), Kevin Huerter (Draft), Omari Spellman (Draft), Jeremy Lin (trade), Justin Anderson (trade), Alex Len (free agency), Vince Carter (free agency) Who's gone: Coach Mike Budenholzer, Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala The lowdown: Three years after winning a conference-best 60 games, the Hawks crash-landed and clearly set their sights on the Draft lottery by the 2018 All-Star break. New GM Travis Schlenk dumped Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilasova at the trade deadline and would’ve shipped off a few more players if he could. Basically, Schlenk attempted to scrub most of the work of Budenholzer, who ran the basketball operation previously. John Collins made the All-Rookie team and Taurean Prince finished strong. However, Kent Bazemore -- the club’s highest-paid player -- sputtered and never felt comfortable being a volume scorer (12.9 points per game). The Hawks couldn’t win or generate much interest in Atlanta, putting the framework for a fresh era in place well before 2017-18 ended. The Hawks held the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 Draft. Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III were off the board. What say you, Mr. Schlenk? He made a gutsy move, bypassing European sensation Luka Doncic in favor of Young and a 2019 protected first from the Mavericks. Schlenk admitted the Hawks’ war room was evenly split on Doncic and Young, but the ’19 first-rounder was the deal-maker. That’s not an overwhelming vote of confidence for Young, and you wonder if Hawks ownership nudged Schlenk into making the deal because of Young’s star potential. The organization dropped millions to give the newly-renamed State Farm Arena some bling over the last year and obviously crave a player with flair to move the needle in Atlanta. Young certainly brings a wow factor. He was the box office star at Oklahoma with his long-range shots and fancy passes. He also became the first collegiate player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. The Hawks say his ability to make teammates better is vastly unappreciated and will smooth his transition into the NBA. He also had a ragged second half of last season and became a social media punch line. His shot selection and accuracy raised red flags. In a sense, his final year at OU was a tale of two players: Tantalizing Trae and Tragic Trae. NBA scouts say Young's other drawbacks were his lack of size, athletic ability and defense. He was a polarizing Draft pick and the Hawks’ decision received mixed reviews at best among Hawks fans. That additional first-round pick Atlanta got from Dallas could prove beneficial for a rebuilding team that wants to collect as many assets as possible. The idea of Young becoming an Atlanta Basketball Jesus seems like a reach ... until you remember this franchise hasn’t had a ticket-selling sensation in its history. Even Pete Maravich and Dominique Wilkins weren’t basketball magnets in this college football-crazed town. With a new basketball regime in place, it was only a matter of time before Budenholzer, stripped of his basketball operations stripes, would bolt. Schlenk wanted his own people, which is standard operating procedure for a new GM. Once the season ended, Budenholzer began running off copies of his resume with the blessing of the Hawks. He landed in Milwaukee and Schlenk began searching for Budenholzer's successor. Eventually, Schlenk stayed in his comfort zone and hired Pierce. (Years ago, they both worked for the Golden State Warriors.) Pierce came with strong reviews for his work as an assistant coach, most recently with the Sixers. As a player, he rode shotgun in college at Santa Clara with Steve Nash and brings solid people skills to Atlanta. He is, however, a first-time coach and sometimes, it gets tricky when folks slide one seat over on the bench. It was no secret the Hawks wanted to jettison starting point guard and leading scorer Schroder this summer. He had legal issues and didn’t develop solid chemistry with his teammates. When the Thunder agreed to a proposal, the Hawks pounced, sending Schroder to OKC for Carmelo Anthony (who was subsequently bought out), Justin Anderson and a future first-rounder. Of course, this means the Hawks will either go with a rookie as their starting point guard or Lin (who’s should be healthy for training camp after he missed all but one game last season.) With their additional first-round pick this year, the Hawks took Huerter, a sharp-shooter from Maryland. Right now they’re getting nothing special offensively from the swing position and Huerter will get a long look as a rotational player. In order to help a young locker room adjust, the Hawks added 41-year-old Carter (who was a rookie when Young was born). Carter has become a lovable NBA senior citizen, which allows folks to overlook his declining skills. His veteran voice will help when the Hawks endure a losing streak. Still, the summer belonged to the deal the Hawks swung for Young. It’s one of those decisions that could make Schlenk look like a genius, especially if he scores big on the 2019 Dallas pick and Young pans out. The flip side? Doncic becomes the transcendent star in Dallas that the Hawks craved. The final verdict on this deal won’t be delivered for years. By then, will the Hawks be winners? Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

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

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

SEVENTEEN days and 18 games later, the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup is shaping up to be another exciting and action-packed conference featuring some of the best American imports around. Four former Best Imports winners — Justin Brownlee of defending champion Barangay Ginebra, Allen Durham of Meralco, Romeo Travis of Magnolia… Source link link: Mirror, mirror, on the wall….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

In process of naturalization, Brownlee hopes to inspire Filipinos on and off court

FILE - Ginebra forward Justin Brownlee goes for a shot against Columbian Dyip in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ For Justin Brownlee.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Shawn Mendes single by choice

Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes, who was earlier linked to model Hailey Baldwin---who's now Justin Bieber's fiance---is not in a rush to get into a romantic relationship.   "I'm not currently dating anyone, but it's not because I don't have time," he said in an interview with Variety. "I don't know if I'd be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either."   Anyway, he's surrounded by "amazing parents" and "incredible friends." And that seems to be enough for him now.   "It hasn't stumbled across me, and I'm not chasing it. Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, 'Maybe it would be nice. Who would be great fo...Keep on reading: Shawn Mendes single by choice.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 3rd, 2018Related News

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

SEVENTEEN days and 18 games later, the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup is shaping up to be another exciting and action-packed conference featuring some of the best American imports around. Four former Best Imports winners -- Justin Brownlee of defending champion Barangay Ginebra, Allen Durham of Meralco, Romeo Travis of Magnolia….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Aces Compton, Manuel marvel at special player Brownlee

It's undeniable that Justin Brownee has that unbridled charisma that endeared him not just to the Barangay Ginebra supporters but also to the general population that watches the PBA. On top of.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Brownlee works magic as Ginebra hands Alaska its first loss

MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee could do no wrong as he messed with a triple-double to power Barangay Ginebra to a 109-101 win over Alaska in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, September 2.  Playing for more than 44 minutes, Brownlee fired from all cylinders ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win

Barangay Ginebra is slowly building up momentum in the season's third conference after taking down Alaska, 109-101, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings opened their campaign on a 2-0 start and climbed to the second spot of the standings and in the process snapped the Aces' three-game winning streak. Justin Brownlee was marvelous down the stretch for the Gin Kings putting up 17 points in the final frame as they held off the Aces' advances in the period. That heavy production of Brownlee, however, doesn't bode too well with Ginebra head coach Tim Cone's long term plans. "It was a stressful game, we weren't pl...Keep on reading: Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win.....»»

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

Aces’ Compton, Manuel marvel at ‘special player’ Brownlee

It's undeniable that Justin Brownee has that unbridled charisma that endeared him not just to the Barangay Ginebra supporters but also to the general population that watches the PBA. On top of that immense likability is a basketball ability that sometimes leaves watchers in awe and Brownlee once again displayed that artistry on Friday when Ginebra held off Alaska, 109-101, in the PBA Governors' Cup. Brownlee lit up the boards with 45 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists that even his opponents had nothing to say but praise for the import who wants to become a naturalized Filipino citizen. "He really is the Best Import, I can't help but salute him," said Alaska forward Vic Manue...Keep on reading: Aces’ Compton, Manuel marvel at ‘special player’ Brownlee.....»»

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

Camille Co celebrated her engagement in a Family Mart and a ramen place

The couple was vacationing in Tokyo--exploring the fashion shops, eating ramen, the usual tourist stuff. On their second day, they went to Rikugien Garden which is known for........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Justin Gutang slam dunk king; AC Soberano tops shootout

College of St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang topped the slam dunk competition while San Beda’s AC Soberano emerged the three-point shootout champion as they shared top honors in the Season 94 NCAA All-Star at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2018Related News

As Gin Kings open title defense, teams begin hunt for their Govs Cup crown

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Justin Brownlee has been hailed as the yardstick of success for imports in the PBA Governors' Cup by no less than the league's greatest coach. Baranga.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

Kings launch govs bid

Easily the most dominant team in the last three seasons next to sister team San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra finally launches its campaign for a third straight PBA Governors’ Cup gem as it plays Columbian Dyip at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings and regular partner Justin Brownlee meet….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News