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Jehovah s Witnesses Tagalog convention set in New Jersey

BLACKWOOD, New Jersey - More than 1,100 Tagalog speakers from Midwestern and Eastern United States are expected at the 2018 'Maging Matapang' (Be Brave) regional convention of Jehovah.....»»

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Player of the Week: Fajardo closes in on another finals stint

Fajardo earned his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup after what had been a dominant stretch for the reigning four-time MVP.........»»

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Goldman Sach s Blankfein to retire as CEO; 2Q profit up 44%

In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs reports earnings on July 17, 2018. AP NEW YORK -.....»»

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UB: Weather update as of 5:52 a.m. (July 17, 2018) – Manila Video

Palabas na ng Philippine Area of Responsibility ang Bagyong Henry. Alamin natin ang update mula kay GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz. Unang Balita is the news segment of GMA Network’s daily morning program, Unang Hirit. It’s anchored by Rhea Santos and Arnold Clavio, and airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 5:15 AM (PHL Time).… link: UB: Weather update as of 5:52 a.m. (July 17, 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

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574 Edits March 5, 2018 – Manila Picture

An Encounter with the Students of PNHS Baclaran for their Practice of Cheering Dance "IMG_1567"; 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250, Normal, 1 EV, Pattern Metering, 47 mm Focal Length, no flash, Red, 0 Star/s Rating; Shot at Parañaque National High School – Baclaran, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila. (14°31’50" N 120°59’56" E, 18.2 ft); Taken… link: 574 Edits March 5, 2018 – Manila Picture.....»»

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UB: Weather update as of 7:17 a.m. (July 18, 2018) – Manila Video

UB: Weather update as of 7:17 a.m. (July 18, 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

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Tam-Awan: Celebrating the Cordillera arts for 20 years

CORDILLERA IN MY MIND by Jojo Emelda, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, in 2018 — NICKKY FAUSTINE P. DE GUZMAN BAGUIO’s Tam-Awan Village is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a travelling art exhibition featuring artists it has worked with through the years. Naturally, some of the subjects are about nature, the culture of the… link: Tam-Awan: Celebrating the Cordillera arts for 20 years.....»»

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Players open to expanded DH, wild card, but MLB not keen

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball players are open to extending the designated hitter to the National League and to expanding the winner-take-all wild-card playoff to a multi-game series. Management has little interest. The American League has used the DH since 1972, and there has been more discussion among fans and media of expanding it to the NL. "It's gaining momentum, I'll offer you that," players' union head Tony Clark told the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. "Players are talking more about it now than they have in the past." DHs often are high-priced sluggers, a reason players are interested in having the rule cover both leagues. "Fans like to see offense," said Boston's J.D. Martinez, who has DHed in 54 of his 92 games this year. Not all players agree. "I lightly lean toward no, just because I'm used to the National League style of play," Cincinnati's Joey Votto said. "I find that the American League is a little more basic and the games are longer. That doesn't excite me. On the other side, I guess I do like the idea of the occasional break and getting to DH." Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said change was unlikely. "I could have made a deal with the MLBPA on extending the DH to the National League," he said. "I think the most likely outcome at this point remains the status quo." MLB began one-game wild-card playoffs in each league in 2012, when the postseason field was expanded from eight to 10. There has been renewed scrutiny of the format because of the AL East race. Boston is 68-30 and on pace for 112 wins, and the New York Yankees are at 62-33, which projects to 105 wins. "Having series is always better ... for a player in a lot of ways than a one-game playoff," Clark said. He said complications include a schedule that can stretch from late March until early November and division winners not wanting to have three or four off days before the playoffs. Manfred said this year's AL East race is proof of the current format's success. "Under the old system the Yankees and the Red Sox wouldn't care who won the American League East," he said. "In contrast, under the new system we are all going to be treated to a pennant race that goes all the way through the end of September and they're going to be trying to win every single game to avoid that one-game wild card." He maintained that if the same circumstances occurred in the NL Central, if it were "the Brewers and the Reds that might be winning 100 games, that the uproar would probably be a little less." In an era when most calls are subject to video review, Clark said it was not yet clear whether computers could replace umpires in calling balls and strikes. "Electronic strike zones have been bantered about quite a bit," he said. "The discussions that we've had so far suggest that as much as we want that consistency, we also respect and appreciate the umpires and the human element of the game as well. I don't know where we're going to end up at this point. We have a lot more conversations to have with players." ___ AP freelance writer Ben Standig contributed to this report......»»

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PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

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T’nalak Festival

Performers show their wares at the streets of Koronadal City during the 52nd foundation anniversary of South Cotabato and the culmination of its 19th T’nalak Festival on July 18, 2018. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO.....»»

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ALPSIDE DOWNED: When politics is poured down the Cup

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews/18 July) – World Cup 2018 fever may have died down, but some controversies are lingering like a virus simply gone dormant. Don’t think that the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riot made the only significant political statement in the month-long tourney. Four members of the group invaded the pitch during the cup […].....»»

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The STAR Cover (July 18, 2018)

The STAR Cover (July 18, 2018).....»»

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Fajardo pumps life into Beermen’s bid

With his eyes zeroed in on leading San Miguel Beer to another finals stint, June Mar Fajardo flashed his Most Valuable Player form in the playoffs to capture his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the Commissioner’s Cup. The 6-foot-10 Fajardo averaged 21.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.0 assists […].....»»

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Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018

(Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address [Sona] on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.) President Rodrigo Duterte reduced his public appearances, went on fewer foreign trips, and enjoyed more work-free weekends during his second year in office. He appeared at 493 events from July 1 last year to June 30, according to data from the website of Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Television Malacaang. During his first year in office,...Keep on reading: Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018.....»»

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Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018 - Inquirer.net

Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018 - Inquirer.net.....»»

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STL franchisee in city eyes province

ZFIC Iloilo Gaming Corp. is the sole Authorized Agent Corporation (AAC) of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Iloilo City. But it is also eying the Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in Iloilo province following the termination and cancellation of the franchise awarded to Eagle Crest Gaming and Holding Corp. (ECGHC) in May 2018. […] The post STL franchisee in city eyes province appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News8 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Rape suspect nabbed

ROXAS City, Capiz – A 73-year-old retired government employee was arrested by the police morning of July 15, 2018 at Revolution Street, Brgy. Poblacion Tabuc, in Mambusao, Capiz. The Mambusao police led by SPO4 Isidro Garbosa collared arrested Felecito Potato who is facing a rape charge in Criminal Case No. C-18-1890-03 The court did not […] The post Rape suspect nabbed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Court worker wounded in shooting

ROXAS City, Capiz – A 42-year-old employee of the Roxas City Hall of Justice here was seriously injured when an unidentified suspect shot her afternoon of July 16, 2018 at Villa Alegria Subdivision, Barangay Punta Tabuc here. Jhonel Arches of Vista del Rio in Barangay Libas was driving her Nissan Sentra car when the suspects […] The post Court worker wounded in shooting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Roxas City Liga polls peaceful

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS City, Capiz – The Liga ng mga Barangay election here on July 16, 2018 was generally peaceful due to the “no contest” scenario. Punong Barangay Virgilio “Yoyo” Santos Jr. of Talon got a fresh term as Liga president as not one of the 46 other village chiefs challenged him during their […] The post Roxas City Liga polls peaceful appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Army troops warned vs NPA harassment

ANOTHER “harassment” believed to be perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) against paramilitary forces occurred at around 4 a.m. on July 16, 2018. Armed men sprayed bullets at a CAFGU (Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit) Active Auxiliary detachment in Tapaz, Capiz. No one was hurt as the rebel position was believed to be around […] The post Army troops warned vs NPA harassment appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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