Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan loan signing Gonzalo Higuain were also omitted by Scaloni. So were defender Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Ever Banega. Argentina plays against Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles and Colombia in New Jersey four days later. Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. He is the son of Diego Simeone, the current Atletico Madrid coach and former Argentina midfielder. The squad includes Mauro Icardi, the Inter Milan striker not picked for the World Cup by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in the first knockout round by eventual champion France. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, again failed to score in the knockout stages of the competition. The Argentine Football Association has yet to announce a permanent replacement for Sampaoli. ___________ ARGENTINA: Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Sergio Romero (Manchester United). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Leonel Di Placido (Lanus), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Alan Franco (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Gerrmain), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Martinez (River), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Ezequiel Palacios (River), Matias Vargas (Velez), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla). Forwards: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina)......»»

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Why the arrest of 3 lawyers in a Makati bar is being criticized

A number of lawyers and legal groups have criticized the arrest of three lawyers inspecting a bar in Makati for alleged obstruction of justice after the three entered the premises of a crime scene to inspect and investigate. Lawyers Romulo Alarkon, Jan Vincent Soliven and Leni Rocha, who were inspecting Time Bar on Makati Avenue, […].....»»

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Duterte tells Comelec: Deputize me for 2019 polls

        Deputize me.   This was what President Rodrigo Duterte told the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday to help ensure a clean conduct of the 2019 midterm elections.   Duterte added that he will impose the "Alunan" doctrine, which limits the number of armed guards of politicians.   "I commit to the Filipino people that this will be a clean election. Sabihin ko sa Comelec na i-deputize personally ako [I'm telling the Comelec to deputize me personally]," Duterte said in a speech before a political gathering in Davao City.   "In the next few months, I will impose the Alunan doctrine. You cannot bring...Keep on reading: Duterte tells Comelec: Deputize me for 2019 polls.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 17th, 2018Related News

Tugade: 2017 license plate backlog to be cleared by November

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will clear its 2017 license plate backlog by November this year as license plates are now being manufactured in the country. In an interview with One News, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the department is targeting to clear the backlog on issuing vehicle license plates for 2017 […] The post Tugade: 2017 license plate backlog to be cleared by November appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Why do drug war killings persist? This is not heaven, says PNP

MANILA, Philippines – Deaths in the government's campaign against illegal drugs will continue to pile up for as long as suspects keep fighting back, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday, August 17, as the number of people killed in the administration drive neared the 5,000-mark, based on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache

The first reunions in years of families divided by the Korean War evoke bittersweet memories for Kim Jong-gyu, whose few hours with her brother in 2014--- under the watchful eyes of the North's agents--- were probably their last ever together. "I felt so lucky and so happy to see that my brother was alive," said the 83-year-old. "But seeing him for only a few hours after being separated for several decades was really harsh," she told AFP. "It was way too short, and too heartbreaking." Kim is one of the dwindling number of people left whose families were torn apart during the 1950-53 conflict, which sealed the division of the Korean peninsula. Most have died without ever seei...Keep on reading: Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 17th, 2018Related News

South Sudan’s child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed. "I shot people. We all did," said Baba John. "I received a gun and was told how to shoot and point the gun. I don't remember how many I shot but there were many." A murderous time for Baba John began with a life-or-death decision when a South Sudanese armed group, known as the Cobra Faction, attacked his village close to the eastern town of Pibor, nearly 400 kilometers (240 miles) north of the capital Juba. Baba John survived that attack but, fearing he would not be so lucky the next time he decided, like many others have done, to...Keep on reading: South Sudan’s child soldiers hope for life after war.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 17th, 2018Related News

Xiamen Air jet stuck at NAIA runway; flights canceled, diverted

Several flights have been canceled and divertedFridayafter a Chinese plane went off-runway due to heavy rainfall.   Xiamen Air flight MF8667 remains stuck beside the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), as of this posting, prompting airport authorities to close down the airstrip and call off or divert a number of international… link: Xiamen Air jet stuck at NAIA runway; flights canceled, diverted.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 17th, 2018Related News

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of people affected by rain and floods from the enhanced southwest monsoon or hanging habagat has risen to more than a million. There were 1,420,802 residents or 342,669 families affected from 954 barangays in the Ilocos Region, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Legazpi City is number 1 component city overall; Naga City first in Economic Dynamism

Legazpi City is number 1 component city overall; Naga City first in Economic Dynamism.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

NBA 2K League announces four new teams for 2018 season

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today that affiliates of four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the league for its second season, bringing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21. “Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.” The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams. The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and will culminate with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm ET (Saturday, August 18, PHL time). The first NBA 2K League Finals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 pm ET (Sunday, August 26, PHL time). All competition is streamed live on Twitch and takes place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Feast like a viking

RAMBLING THROUGH the lyrics of traditional drinking songs while sharing a huge plate of kräfta (crayfish) and downing a glass of beer is a unique experience to celebrate the end of the summer season (in the case of the Philippines, the dry season). The post Feast like a viking appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

8990 Holdings triples net income in Q2

MASS HOUSING developer 8990 Holdings, Inc. tripled its net income in the second quarter of 2018, lifted by the higher number of residential units it sold for the period. The post 8990 Holdings triples net income in Q2 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Monsoon rain, floods affect over 800,000

MANILA, Philippines – Heavy rain and floods from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat have affected 828,462 persons from 5 regions as of Wednesday, August 15, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The number translates to about 187,744 families who come from 680 barangays throughout the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has partnered again with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to beef up its efforts against illegal broadcast stations ahead of the 2019 midterm elections. NTC made the in anticipation of a surge in fly-by-night broadcast stations, mostly in the provinces, which have victimized election candidates before. "Historically, we can see a steep increase in the number of cases in broadcast services in relation to unlicensed broadcasts leading to the election campaign period," NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios said in a statement on Wednesday. "What we do is we immediately issue cease-and-desist and show cause orders...Keep on reading: NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

3 harmful pollutants in the air you breathe

When harmful gases, smoke, and dust enter the atmosphere, pollution happens. Polluted air exposes us to a number of air contaminants that may lead to several respiratory diseases such as asthma, lu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

HSBC Eyes Bright Future for Digital Banking in PH

Officials of banking giant HSBC are optimistic on the digitalization of payments and other banking services in the Philippines given the large number of young Filipinos and the low base of digital transactions in the country. In a briefing Tuesday, HSBC Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Wick Veloso said they see higher demand for […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Female students in Japan still struggling to get jobs

TOKYO -- Students are at an advantage in this year's job market, but a number of female students are still struggling to get an informal job offer and number of women without job offers is hig.....»»

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Remulla: Sangley project to be pursued

The Cavite provincial government remains optimistic of securing approval for the proposed Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project, targeting the submission of a new draft agreement “very soon” after the Transportation department flagged a number of issues. The resubmission, Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla told The Manila Times, is “part of the process” as he… link: Remulla: Sangley project to be pursued.....»»

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Man jailed for ‘illegal gambling’

By: Gail T. Momblan A SUSPECTED illegal gambling collector was caught afternoon of August 14, 2018 at Brgy. Poblacion, Carles, Iloilo. Reymund Ferrer, 26, is in jail for allegedly collecting bets for the illegal number games locally known as “Daily Double.” Police recovered from Ferrer two pieces of cotejo or bet list, a ballpen and, […] The post Man jailed for ‘illegal gambling’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News