New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei

WELLINGTON, New Zealand --- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that no final decision has been made on whether Huawei equipment can be used in a planned network upgrade. New Zealand's international spy agency in November stopped mobile company Spark from using the equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk." But in a television interview with Newshub, Ardern said Spark had the option of mitigating the spy agency's concerns. Ardern said it was important to note there had been no final decision. "I'm not here to pass assessments on vendors ..." Ardern told Newshub. "It's in the public domain that issues and concerns ha...Keep on reading: New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei.....»»

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God begs us to love him

FROM the Book of Proverbs comes this passage that shows ushow God practically begs us to love him. “My child, give me your heartand let your eyes delight in my ways.” (23,26) Note that he does notforce us to love him, deferring to our sense of freedom, since thatfreedom would enable us to truly love […] The post God begs us to love him appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PBA D-League: Reloaded UST routs Batangas-EAC, FEU dominates NU

MANILA, Philippines – The UST Growling Tigers obliterated Batangas-EAC, 94-70, to kickstart its 2019 PBA D-League campaign on a high note on Monday, February 18, at Paco Arena in Manila. Coach Aldin Ayo proudly paraded his new recruits with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi-Yo uncorking 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two ........»»

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Spikers wring Ateneo

ON A HOT START Games Wednesday (at the FilOil Arena) 2 p.m. Ateneo vs. UST 4 p.m. UP vs. FEU Defending champion De La Salle University started its title-retention bid on a high note by trashing archrival Ateneo de Manila University, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) […].....»»

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PBA: Paul Lee has happiest birthday ever despite loss

Even though the Magnolia Hotshots fell to 0-3 after a James Yap game-winner, Paul Lee still thinks there will be something to look forward to on his birthday tomorrow, Valentine's Day. The Best Player of the Conference of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will be celebrating his 30th birthday  as a member of the Gilas Pilipinas pool in practice tomorrow morning. Lee said he will then have a simple dinner with his family along with a very special guest, the couple's new treasure, daughter Tokyo. Tokyo, who just turned four months old last Feb. 8, will be celebrating her daddy's special day for the first time, which has clearly made the spitfire guard all the more exciting Thursday. "['Y]un ang pinaka-maganda dun, 'yung magbi-birthday ako na may baby. So, wala ng mas okay pa doon. 'Yun na ang pinakamasarap na feeling, na birthday ko na mangyayari," Lee said after the Hotshots' 75-74 loss against red-hot Rain or Shine Wednesday evening. Now talking about the game, the UE alumnus thought that the game was over after he hit a difficult step-back jumper which gave his team the 74-72 lead with 6.1 left. Paul Lee for the lead! 6.1 left in regulation. Magnolia up 74-72. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) February 13, 2019 However, former star James Yap had some other plans, spoling what should have been Magnolia's first win by drilling a classic patented one-hander, which became a three-point play to decide the game. JAMES YAP WITH THE FLOATER FOR THE LEAD! ROS back on top, 75-74, 2.5 left. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) February 13, 2019 "We thought sa amin na 'yung game, then 'yun nga, si James. So... ayun, we have a break after this game so we need to figure out kung ano talaga 'yung problema ng team, or kung ano 'yung dapat naming gawin. So we have time para ma-figure out," shared Lee.  As the whole league heads to a two-week break to give way for Gilas' most important stretch, he did note that his teammates are already in win-now mode and is confident that they could bounce back from their setbacks. "...[N]apag-usapan namin kanina sa dugout, kailangan 'yung sense of urgency andoon na talaga. Siguro alam naman ng lahat kung ano 'yung sitwasyon namin ngayon, so there's no point na magre-relax pa kami or what," Lee mentioned. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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Armida’s life and times recounted in biography

(Note: This feature story was originally published onFebruary 23, 2015.) In a definitive biography about singer, actress, producer and industry leader Armida Siguion-Reyna, author Nelson Navarro portrays an icon of feminist ideals.   "Armida: The Singer and the Song" details the life and times of an independent-minded, forthright and unstoppable artist.   "Everybody thought of her as mataray, but she's more complex than that," Navarro tells the Inquirer. "She wanted much out of life, on her terms, and got all of that. She had the means, the guts, the stubbornness and determination."   Armida's mother, Purita Liwanag, was one of the first graduates ...Keep on reading: Armida’s life and times recounted in biography.....»»

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UN mandates states to protect IP culture, rights

(Editor's Note: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Kankanaey native from the Philippines, is the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and the former chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.) The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) and has called for its yearlong celebration. As the IYIL website has pointed out, it is through language that we communicate with the world, define our identity, express our history and culture, learn, defend our human rights and participate in all aspects of society. Through language, people preserve their community's history, customs and traditions, m...Keep on reading: UN mandates states to protect IP culture, rights.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Nonoy-led UST goes streaking to end UAAP 81 Juniors

STANDINGS NU 12-1 (twice-to-beat) Ateneo 10-3 (Final Four) FEU-Diliman 9-4 (Final Four) Adamson 9-4 (Final Four) UST 7-7 DLSZ 4-10 UE 2-12 UPIS 1-13 Better late than never for Mark Nonoy and University of Sto. Tomas as they have scored their first back-to-back wins in the 81st Season of the UAAP Juniors Basketball Tournament. Nonoy stuffed the stat sheet as always in just 20 minutes as the Tiger Cubs had their way against De La Salle Zobel, 85-64, on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The one-and-done sensation collected 16 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds, and two steals to lead his team to its first winning streak in the tournament. “We always wanted to end the season on a winning note especially sa mga seniors namin,” a beaming head coach Bonnie Garcia said. He was joined by Vince Dolendo and Jomar Amador in the 13-0 run that turned a two-point edge to a 27-12 advantage in their favor late in the first quarter. Both the double-digit lead and the momentum would remain with UST the rest of the way. Amador and Dolendo wound up with 15 and six points, respectively, as they completed their campaign with a 7-7 standing. The Tiger Cubs missed out on the Final Four, but coach Bonnie said he is nothing but satisfied with his maiden season as mentor. “Overall, we were short of the Final Four, but we had a very good season. too late lang nag-pick up ng steam yung team,” he said. For the Junior Archers, Luis Subido topped the scoring column with 14 points. They fail to make the playoffs for the third year in a row with a 4-10 record. Meanwhile, University of the East got the better of the University of the Philippines Integrated School once more, 80-76. Hefty big man Jesse Sullano posted a powerful 29-point, 17-rebound double-double while forwards Mike Flores and Leo Almacen merged for 22 markers, 12 boards, and 11 assists. Main man Shane Dichoso also contributed seven points, 15 rebounds, and six assists to make sure the 2-12 Junior Warriors did not finish the season at the bottom of the standings. Instead, the 1-13 Junior Maroons now stand at last-place despite the best efforts of Jacob Estrera who scored 30 points. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME UE 80 – Sullano 29, Flores 12, Almacen 10, Tan 8, Dichoso 7, Gatdula 5, Tajonera 3, Alinsoring 3, Villarta 2, Manaug 1, Lima 0. UPIS 76 – Estrera 30, Vergiere 14, Gomez de Liano 12, Labao 11, Tuazon 9, Napalang 0, Lopez 0, Galotera 0, Armamento 0, Cordero 0, Villaverde 0, Abreu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-22, 34-32, 54-60, 80-76. SECOND GAME UST 85 – Nonoy 16, Amador 15, Benzonan 9, Casingcasing 9, Manabat 8, Lina 6, Oliva 6, Dolendo 5, Marzan 3, Estrella 2, Dumlao 2, Beliran 2, Javier 2, Barranco 0. DLSZ 64 – Subido 14, Sevilla 13, Cudiamat 11, Jomalesa 10, Macasaet 7, Villarin 5, Unisa 4, Milan 0, Luna 0, Danao 0, Marana 0, Dee 0. QUARTER SCORES: 31-21, 53-27, 64-44, 85-64. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Weeks 15-16

By Scott Wraight, It almost happened. The King almost surrendered the throne and his crown. But thanks to an impressive performance, the kingdom avoids disarray -- for now. Over the past month or so, it's becoming clear that we have a slight separation of powers, with the Big Three putting some distance between themselves and the field. But that could change depending on how a certain big man responds to his new surroundings in Toronto. And now that he's back and healthy, that gritty guard in Houston could quickly ascend the ranks. - NOTE: Statistics are through games of Feb. 8 (PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings. 1. LeBron James (34), Los Angeles Lakers Previous rank: 1 Latest stats: 3 games, 23.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 10.0 apg Season stats: 27.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 7.4 apg James must have sensed he was about to lose his spot at the top of the mountain, as he quickly responded with an impressive triple-double against the Celtics (we'll overlook the 1-for-5 from the free-throw line). The King hasn't shown much rust since returning from a long-term groin injury, but others have elevated their game. 2. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Latest stats: 7 games, 24.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 2.6 apg Season stats: 21.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.5 apg If not for James' triple-double on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Aldridge would've claimed the throne. That's what happens when you grab double-doubles in five of the last seven, and go for 30-9 and 22-9 in the other two. In fact, over his last 10 games, he's only had one subpar performance (13 points and five rebounds on Jan. 24, PHL time). 3. Lou Williams (32), LA Clippers Previous rank: 3 Latest stats: 8 games, 23.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.9 apg Season stats: 19.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.2 apg We didn't forget. Williams started the stint with his first career triple-double. If that wasn't enough, he poured in a career-high 39 four games later. If that wasn't enough, he added 31 two games after that. Despite closing out the period with a relative stinker (10 points in 17 minutes), Williams is averaging 24.5 in February after 20.4 in January. 4. Marc Gasol (34), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 5 Latest stats: 6 games, 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.7 apg Season stats: 15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.7 apg It was another mixed bag for Gasol, who managed two games of 24 or more, two games of 18-19 points and two games between 8-11 points. We fully expect Gasol to step up now that he's playing on a team in the Raptors with serious title aspirations, as he should be able to integrate nicely with both the offense and defense. 5. Rudy Gay (32), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 8 Latest stats: 8 games, 16.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg Shooting 50.5 from the field and 52.2 from beyond the arc, Gay turned in six games of 15 or more points. He's now managed to score in double figures in 12 straight while shooting better than 50 percent in eight of those contests. No wonder he's shooting a career-best 52.2 percent from the field. 6. J.J. Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 4 Latest stats: 3 games, 16.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.7 apg Season stats: 18.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg A small sample size is the reason for Redick's slip, as he failed to make any big impressions in his three games. He did, however, shoot 42.3 from deep (11-for-26) while scoring 13 or more in all three. But he'll need to pocket more 20-point games if he hopes to climb back to where he was. 7. Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 6 Latest stats: 5 games, 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 8.4 apg Season stats: 14.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 9.3 apg In three wins, Lowry averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 assists. In two losses, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 assists. But the shooting remains a big issue. Lowry's 40.6 FG% is his lowest since 2012-13 (40.1) and his 32.5 3PT% is his lowest since '09-10 (27.2). On a positive, Lowry's 9.3 assists per game easily rise to a career-best mark. 8. Jeff Green (32), Washington Wizards Previous rank: Just missed Latest stats: 7 games, 19.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 apg Shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 42.3 from three-point range, Green went for 20 or more points in five of seven games, including four straight -- his longest such stretch all season. Green's stellar run has been boosted by increased playing time; he's averaging 35.7 minutes in three February games after averaging 30.5 minutes in 14 January games. 9. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 5 games, 15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 7.2 apg Season stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.9 apg Paul finally returned to action Jan. 27 (Jan. 28, PHl time) after missing 17 games with a hamstring injury. He's managed to turn in five straight double-figure scoring games to go along with six or more assists in four of the games. There's a little rust, but we like what we see, especially the 2.4 steals and 47.2 FG% during the span. 10.  Al Horford (32), Boston Celtics Previous rank: 10 Latest stats: 7 games, 14.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg Horford started the stint on fire, turning in back-to-back double-doubles for the first time this season. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the double-doubles, he shot 60.3 percent from the field and 2.3 blocks, including a season-best six blocks in last Monday's win over the Nets. Just missed the cut: Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

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Miss Universe Vietnam fuses Filipino terno with own national dress - ABS-CBN News

Miss Universe Vietnam fuses Filipino terno with own national dress ABS-CBN News Vietnamese beauty queen H'hen Nie wrapped up her short visit to the Philippines on a high note, showcasing the cult.....»»

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Ateneo nips Finals-bound FEU, claims 3rd place in UAAP 81 Jrs. Football

Jose Lopez converted a late penalty as Ateneo fashioned out a come-from-behind 4-3 win over defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman Sunday in the UAAP juniors football tournament. The Blue Eaglets rallied from a two-goal deficit to end their campaign with 17 points in third place. The Baby Tamaraws went down with 10 men, as Oliver Dalman was sent off in the 86th minute due to his second yellow card. It was Dalman's own goal in the 67th minute leveled the match at 3-3, Aside from the 88th minute goal, Lopez also netted a spot kick in the 26th minute that opened the scoring for Ateneo, which rebounded from last year's worst finish ever by making it back to the podium. Despite the loss, FEU-Diliman, which will take on National University in the one-game final on Feb. 21 at the Moro Lorenzo Field, topped the table with 17 points.  Also capping the season on a high note was De La Salle-Zobel, which bested University of Santo Tomas, 2-1, in the other match at the FEU-Diliman pitch. Jed Bode was dismissed in the 35th minute for a straight red, but the 10-man Junior Archers survived with Jan Meir Mitra's 52nd minute goal. De La Salle-Zobel, runner-ups in the last two years, saved the best for last by gaining full three points in the final matchday of the double-round eliminations.  Notwithstanding the defeat, the Tiger Cubs still ended up in fourth spot with five points. .....»»

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Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5′s Super Bowl halftime show was basic

There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5s halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed. Even the gospel choir singer was a struggle --- clearly they let the wrong one sing lead Sunday. Adam Levine and friends kicked off the performance as fireworks burst from a stage designed like the letter "M," which should have stood for "magic," because they needed some. It started off on the right note, actually. "Harder to Breathe," the band's amazing debut rock song, was rousin...Keep on reading: Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5′s Super Bowl halftime show was basic.....»»

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Overwhelming support from Matthew Lewis’ fans

  English actor Matthew Lewis, who starred in the "Harry Potter" films as the awkward, buck-toothed kid wizard Neville Longbottom, has metamorphosed into a dreamy hunk. The actor, who has since appeared in various stage, film and TV projects, recently took to Twitter and announced losing some valuables.   "Yo, if you stole my wallet in East London yesterday or even if you just found it, it's yours, keep it, have the money, the cards, the lot," tweeted the actor, now 29. "But the note from my wife (Angela Jones) engraved on a piece of metal, if you can post that to the address on the [driver's] license, I'd call it [even]. Please?"   His fans offered over...Keep on reading: Overwhelming support from Matthew Lewis’ fans.....»»

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Index makes huge gains as foreign funds return

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index rallied yesterday, opening the month of February on a strong note......»»

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Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, but x-ray shows a little bit too much British tennis star Andy Murray is hoping to make a successful comeback in the sport after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in London. Murray, perhaps, is also hoping he had given a careful look at the photo of his x-ray first before sharing it to his 1.6 million followers on Instagram. The 31-year-old Murray posted two photos on his Instagram account, showing him in a hospital following surgery and the other an x-ray of his hip. His keen-eyed followers noticed something else in the second photo. On a serious note, Murray, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time Grand Slam winner, had earlier intended to walk away from t...Keep on reading: Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, but x-ray shows a little bit too much.....»»

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Online hiring spikes 17% in December 2018

Online hiring activity in the country finished 2018 on a strong note as it rose by 17 percent year-on-year in December behind the continued expansion of the economy, according to employment website»»

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Stocks trade sideways as investors still cautious

The stock market finished flat yesterday, opening the week on a lackluster note as investors remained cautious......»»

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