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A star in college, Bolick prepared to go back to square one in the pros

  Perspective has helped keep Robert Bolick on even keel through the highs and lows of life. And as he counts down the days leading to the PNA Rookie Draft, the San Beda star hopes to use perspective to help him as he turns pro.   "I've maintained a positive outlook ever since," Bolick told the Inquirer. "God has not given me anything I couldn't overcome.   Those days riding the bench at La Salle "was nothing but a challenge," he said, calling it the catalyst that triggered his jump to San Beda---one that gave him a new shot at superstardom. "I embraced each moment thinking maybe it's an opportunity I needed to seize."   Now, the 23-year-old L...Keep on reading: A star in college, Bolick prepared to go back to square one in the pros.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 14th, 2018Related News

Opposition to challenge martial law extension

Opposition to challenge martial law extension.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: GossipDec 13th, 2018Related News

Opposition taking martial law extension to SC

Opposition congressmen vowed yesterday to challenge Wednesday’s decision of Congress to extend President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao by one more year, up to the end of 2019......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

In Focus: Thai Actor Chanon Santinatornkul Aced Our 'ChalkChallenge!

We didn't let this 'Bad Genius' star go without taking on this fun challenge!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleDec 13th, 2018Related News

Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google chief Sundar Pichai said fears about artificial intelligence (AI) are valid but that the tech industry is up to the challenge of regulating itself, in an interview published Wednesday, December 12. Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

UK PM May hit by leadership challenge over Brexit deal | The Manila Times Online

LONDON: British MPs launched a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Theresa May over her Brexit plan on Wednesday but she vowed to fight off the leadership challenge, warning thatREAD The post.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers

LONDON --- British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses. May vowed to fight the challenge "with everything I've got," after Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing Conservative leadership contests, said he had received letters from at least 48 lawmakers asking for a vote. As a result, he said, "the threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded." Brady said the vote would be held in Parliament betwe...Keep on reading: UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

[OPINION] Challenge to Catholics: Time for appeasing Duterte is over

" Kill your bishops , they are useless fools. All they do is criticize." This is what President Duterte told his audience in a speech in Malacañang on December 5. He also said that 90% of priests are gay and the Church should therefore not moralize. Earlier on, he ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

F2 Logistics, Petron force duel for Super Liga crown

Second seed F2 Logistics survived a tough challenge from No. 3 Generika Ayala before scoring a 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 15-5 victory while Petron sailed past Cignal HD, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16, to advance to the finals of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Complex......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 12th, 2018Related News

250 bikers support Padyak Kaligtasan 2018

MORE than 250 bikers from Western Visayas and neighboring provinces supported the Padyak ng Kaligtasan: An Adventure Trail Ride kicks off in Guimaras, Dec. 9, 2018. The cyclists hit the rough road and uphill challenge as they explored the potential trails of the island province while sharing safety practices with each other. The Sunday trail […] The post 250 bikers support Padyak Kaligtasan 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Blazers get third straight win in 58 minutes

It only took 58 minutes for College of St. Benilde to seal its third straight win in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Klarisa Abriam fired 14 of her 15 points on attacks to power the Lady Blazers to a swift, 25-11, 25-20, 25-13, submission of winless Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. CSB improved its record to 3-1 tied with San Sebastian College at third to fourth spot behind league-leading defending two-time champion Arellano University and San Beda University, who are both unbeaten in four games. Setter Jewel Lai displayed her playmaking prowess with 26 excellent sets that helped the Taft-based squad rain down 40 kills compared to the Lady Generals’ 18 attack points. Rachel Austero finished with nine points while Jan Daguil had eight markers in just two sets of action for the Lady Blazers, who will face a big challenge on Monday when CSB takes on the Lady Red Spikers. EAC remained at the cellar winless in four games tied with Mapua University. Jaylene Lumbo had eight points while Mariz Medina posted seven for the Lady Generals, who will go up against the Lady Stags on Friday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2018Related News

No luxury in Game 3 blowout

Alaska coach Alex Compton said winning Game 3 to narrow Magnolia’s lead, 2-1, in the PBA Governors Cup best-of-seven Finals was a positive turn for the Aces but is no guarantee of better things to come because Game 4 will be a tougher challenge......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Try something new, come to Italy, Ronaldo urges Messi

MILAN, Italy – Cristiano Ronaldo has urged longtime rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. "I'd like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he's happy there then ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Diverse participants join Allianz Conquer Challenge

Diverse participants join Allianz Conquer Challenge.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Trump losing another top aide

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 reelection campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House. Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Jomary Torres is eager to pick herself up after bowing to Mei Yamaguchi

Experiencing two defeats in a row is not the ideal way that a mixed martial artist would want to end a year, but that is exactly how Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres is wrapping up her 2018.   Torres started the year with a bang, scoring a 40-second knockout victory over Team Lakay's April Osenio at ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES in Manila, Philippines last January.   She then made a trip back to the cage eight months later against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Expectations were high for Torres, but the Filipina was outplayed at every turn by Lumban Gaol, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by unanimous decision.   With the goal to redeem herself and conclude the year on a triumphant note after suffering her first career loss in the sport, she took the challenge of facing former ONE World Title challenger Mei "V.V" Yamaguchi of Japan at ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Friday, 7 December.   Yamaguchi showcased her edge in experience and skills as she outworked Torres in both the striking and ground game departments over the course of three rounds, cruising to a clear-cut unanimous decision.   Although Torres did not get what she wished for, the 22-year-old native of Zamboanga City finds comfort with the thought of going the distance against a battle-tested martial artist such as Yamaguchi.   "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," she stated.   "This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn't quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”   She concedes that her Japanese opponent was simply the better woman, suggesting that her cage meeting with Yamaguchi will be supplemental to her journey as an athlete in mixed martial arts.   "It's a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi's caliber. She's a former ONE World Title contender,” she said. "She was the better lady that night, but that's part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”   Her first three impressive bouts in the world's largest martial arts organization convinced observers that Torres is a special competitor in the women’s atomweight division of ONE Championship.   Despite the string of setbacks, Torres plans on living up to her potential, believing that better days are definitely ahead in her young career.   "I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward," she vowed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Allianz helps identify talents and put Aetas on board thru ‘Dare to Conquer’

The Dare to Conquer Challenge, an obstacle race, recently held at Clark Field, Pampanga hit two birds with one stone – it drew the top five male and female athletes for national pool inclusion while allowing indigenous youth to get the feel of competiton......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Carcar City Conducts NPM for CNC and BNCs

“The nutrition of every Carcaranon is important, your presence today, signifies that we (can) take up the challenge of reducing malnutrition in our city”, were the words by Mayor Nicepuro L. Apura during the closing ceremony of the two (2) day joint Barangay Nutrition Committee and City Nutrition Committee training held on 18-19 October 2018. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Title defense opens up as Chelsea ends City s unbeaten start

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced attacking midfield role, N'Golo Kante got into space in front of goal to be set up by Eden Hazard and sweep the ball into the net. So wasteful in the first half, City then allowed Chelsea to seize the initiative as its unbeaten start to the Premier League title defense came to an end. "Everyone wants to beat us," City manager Pep Guardiola said. David Luiz made sure of that, heading in from Hazard's corner in the 78th minute to seal Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday. "It was a great game and we have to be honest playing against the best team in Europe or the world at the moment," Luiz said. "They have great players, so we had a lot of humility and tried to take our chances to score, so we did our plan well." Not only did City lose for the first time in the league this season but it also lost top spot to Liverpool, which moved a point ahead after Mohamed Salah's hat trick inspired a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth. Chelsea still has a lot of work to do to move back into contention. Having lost two of its last three league games before the visit of City, Maurizio Sarri's fourth-placed side is eight points behind Liverpool. Tottenham remained two points ahead of Chelsea in third place but only six points from top spot after winning 2-0 at Leicester. UNITED REBOUNDS The visit of last-placed Fulham allowed Manchester United to end a four-match winless run as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a 4-1 victory. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata slotted in from Marcus Rashford's cutback in the 28th and Romelu Lukaku ended his 997-minute wait for a goal at Old Trafford in the 42nd. Substitute Aboubakar Kamara's penalty reduced the deficit from the spot but Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's sending off in the 68th was followed by Marcus Rashford netting for United in the 82nd. The title remains far from United's thoughts, with Liverpool 16 points ahead. SALAH TREBLE For the first time this season, Salah scored more than once in a league game. It's a reminder of how the forward won the Golden Boot last season. At Bournemouth, Salah broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when he responded to a parried shot. The Egyptian stayed on his feet under a challenge from Steve Cook before drilling home in style, before netting three minutes into the second half. Cook somehow back-heeled past his own goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, when trying to clear Andy Robertson's cross. A mazy dribble preceded Salah completing his hat trick in the 77th. GAMBLE PAYS OFF With Tottenham playing at Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino gave Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen some rest by starting them on the bench at Leicester. It paid off, thanks to the contribution of Son Heung-min. The South Korean struck the opener from long-range on the stroke of halftime and then provided a cross for Dele Alli to head in the second in the 58th minute. ARSENAL ADVANCES Lucas Torreira acrobatically volleyed into the bottom left corner in the 83rd minute as Arsenal beat Huddersfield 1-0 to extend its club-record unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions. Arsenal remained fifth, behind Chelsea on goal difference. LOSING START Ralph Hasenhuettl made his presence felt at Southampton with six changes from the side that lost to Tottenham on Wednesday. But it was a familiar losing story for Mark Hughes' successor. Hasenhuettl's first game in charge was spoiled by Callum Paterson pouncing on a poor back pass to score in the 74th minute for Cardiff. WEST HAM FIGHTBACK Crystal Palace has only one win in 11 league games after conceding the lead to lose 3-2 to West Ham in a London derby. Robert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez scored for West Ham. BURNLEY BOUNCES BACK Burnley registered its first win in nine league matches. Jack Cork hit a shot and the ball went in off James Tarkowski's chest to give Burnley a 1-0 victory over Brighton......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News