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Manuel pulls off buzzer-beater

Vic Manuel drove in between the defenses of Arwind Santos and Christian Standhardinger then knocked in a one-hander at the buzzer as Alaska Milk escaped past San Miguel Beer, 105-103, to gain a piece of the lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center in Dumaguete last night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

A sense of nostalgia

Which cartoons did you watch on Saturday mornings? Chances are, there are T-shirts and other merch featuring the characters available today, at big chain stores or smaller online sellers. These items bring about a sense of nostalgia and customers are lapping them up to try and recapture even a little piece of their childhood. Uniqlo’s [...] The post A sense of nostalgia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 18th, 2018Related News

Commodities competition and the mining debate

Commodities competition as defined in this piece refers to companies that are producing certain commodities and are competing for investors. Thus, energy companies are those that plan to attract more investors and expand operations when world energy prices are high as compared to those companies producing agricultural, industrial, and other commodities. This is a continuation […] The post Commodities competition and the mining debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 14th, 2018Related News

PVL: Adamson, Ateneo, DLSU squads hold unexpected reunions in Tuguegarao

The Philippine volleyball community really is just one tight-knit family.  If you need any proof of that claim, just witness the unplanned, yet awesome impromptu reunion that took place after the Premier Volleyball League On Tour in Tuguegarao during the Mother’s Day weekend. After finishing the two-day slugfest away from Manila (in one of the hottest places in the country, right smack in the middle of summer, no less) the volleybelles found a piece of home in each other. Out of the four teams who travelled to the capital of Cagayan, there were three groups that were able to represent their UAAP squads, while having time to catch up before they head back to the city. The Adamson Lady Falcons were well-represented by San Marcelino legends Amanda Villanueva, Lizlee Ann Gata-Pantone, and Pau Soriano, as well as fresh grads Jema Galanza, Fhen Emnas, Joy Dacoron, and Jellie Tempiatura. Too bad Coach Airess Padda wasn’t in attendace.   Generations of Adamson Lady Falcons enjoying their #PVL stint in Tugegarao! @joydacoron @aamandavillanueva @jemagalanza @tatanpantone @fhenfhenlang @tempiaturajellie @pausoriano02 A post shared by UPFRONT (@upfront_official) on May 13, 2018 at 5:50am PDT   Meanwhile, the Ateneo squad is just a nice mixture of past players, coaches, managers and personalities that underline their presence in the sport. And yes, coaches Roger Gorayeb (Now with PayMaya) and Tai Bundit (Creamline) are still going strong.   Former ATENEO players and coaches reunited here at #PVLonABSCBN Tugegarao ! A post shared by UPFRONT (@upfront_official) on May 13, 2018 at 6:06am PDT Last, but definitely not least, the DLSU Lady Spikers group, made up by a small but potent trio of Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, and Ivy Remulla, are now all members of the Creamline Cool Smashers, and are look to bring their winning tradition to the hot pink squad.   From DLSU Lady Spikers to Creamline Coolsmashers @gumabaomichele @gohingmelissa Ivy Remulla A post shared by UPFRONT (@upfront_official) on May 13, 2018 at 6:09am PDT While most of the players who took the challenge of spreading volleyball sacrificed some time to miss Mother’s Day, they were still able to celebrate another kind of togetherness......»»

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

A ‘soft approach’ to Chinese relations

A while back I read an interesting piece by columnist Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times called “The Art of the Giveaway” – a title he said he would give the book (if he ever wrote one) about the first year of Donald Trump’s foreign policies......»»

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

Game 4: Cavaliers, Celtics look to finish off East sweeps

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press The unthinkable has happened before. Conference semifinals, 2010, Boston vs. Philadelphia: Boston wins the first two games at home, then goes into Philadelphia to capture Game 3 and take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Undeterred, Philadelphia won in seven games to reach the Eastern Conference finals. One small detail to note: That was in hockey. If there’s one piece of solace for the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors right now, it’s likely this — comebacks from 3-0 deficits are not completely unheard of in major sports. There’s been four of them in the NHL. Another happened in baseball, the Boston Red Sox rallying to oust the New York Yankees in the 2004 AL Championship Series. And even Cleveland has blown a 3-0 lead, albeit again in hockey, and that was of the minor league variety in 1960. But in the NBA, never. NBA teams staring into the 0-3 abyss have never been saved: 129 have tried, 129 have failed. On Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), the 76ers and the Raptors — both down 3-0 after down-to-the-wire defeats in their respective Game 3s of their Eastern Conference semifinal series — get their chance to be the ones who rewrite that ignominious piece of basketball history. Philadelphia plays host to Boston and Toronto is at Cleveland, with the 76ers and Raptors both trying to find ways to extend their seasons. “There’s a breaking point we all have,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “And I believe that if we can maintain our spirit, why couldn’t we be the one? And I mean that. That’s my goal with us, is to fight. That’s all I know. I can’t see any other way to approach this that makes sense to me. So that’s what we’re going to do.” The odds are obviously overwhelmingly in favor of the Celtics and Cavaliers, who seem destined to meet in the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive year. That’s hard to believe, given where those clubs were a week or so ago. Both needed to survive Game 7s just to get out of the first round. The narrative around the Celtics, with no Kyrie Irving for the postseason, was that they would be the East high seed ripe for a playoff upset. Oops. They’ve been unflappable. “I’ve never been around a group of guys, and I’ve been around some really special ones, that can just turn the page and they just play the next play the right way,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “It’s a really unique group in that regard.” The narrative around the Cavaliers was that LeBron James was being asked to do too much and his supporting cast was capable of too little. Oops, again. And now James is five wins from an eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. “We’re getting better,” Cavs forward Jeff Green said. “We’re getting better each game. Our defense is getting better. We’re playing together. Things are turning a corner for us at the right time.” A look at Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) games: CELTICS AT 76ERS Celtics lead 3-0. Game 4, 6 p.m. EDT, (6am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The Celtics are playing for a lot of rest. A win on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), and the Celtics wouldn’t play again until at least Sunday (next Monday, PHL time). And there’s nothing more valuable than days off to heal nagging things at this time of year. KEEP AN EYE ON: Jayson Tatum. Boston’s young standout was brilliant in Game 3 with 24 points, and the Celtics were plus-24 when he was on the floor. In the 11.5 minutes he was on the bench, Philadelphia outscored Boston 39-18. STAT QUIRK: Philadelphia set an NBA record with a 16-game winning streak to end the regular season. The 76ers topped the 15-game end-of-season run by the 1950 Rochester Royals — who exited the playoffs in a sweep. PRESSURE IS ON: Ben Simmons. The 76ers point guard made some atrocious decisions in the final moments of Game 3, like going back up with an offensive rebound late in regulation (instead of burning some clock with Philly leading) and the lazy-looking one-handed inbounds pass for a turnover in overtime that sealed Boston’s win. RAPTORS AT CAVALIERS Cavaliers lead 3-0. Game 4, 8:30 p.m. EDT (8:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: Pity the Raptors. After coming into these playoffs with title hopes, Toronto has again been unable to solve LeBron James. In the last 15 matchups where the Raptors have faced James, they’re 1-14 and are now on the brink of being ousted by the Cavs for the third straight season. KEEP ANY EYE ON: Kevin Love’s resurgence. Cleveland’s other All-Star has been revived in this series, a development that bodes well for the Cavs going forward. Love finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds in Game 3, responding to urging from Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to play faster. PRESSURE IS ON: Raptors coach Dwane Casey. His moves have been questioned throughout the first three games. Toronto ran a mind-boggling inbounds play in the final minute of Game 3 with guard Fred VanVleet hoisting and missing a 35-foot jumper before the shot clock expired. Casey also benched All-Star DeMar DeRozan for the entire fourth quarter, a bold decision given that he’s the club’s best offensive player. PRODUCT PLACEMENT: James’ choice to wear a Seagram’s 7 whiskey cap to his postgame news conference was interesting. Some suspected he might be trolling the Raptors since Seagram’s was originally a Canadian company. The logo also includes a small crown, so there’s the royal angle. Whatever the case, he may want to start getting Samuel Adams hats ready for the East finals — if he wants to tweak Boston fans a bit more. ___ AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report......»»

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

Kid offers sweets to Vice Ganda on seeing him on flight to Canada

A cute little boy wholeheartedly offered comedian Vice Ganda his sweets when he saw him on a plane. Vice Ganda was on his way to the Canada leg of her concert tour "Pusuan mo si Vice Ganda" when the cute little boy's gesture melted his heart. In a video uploaded by fan account @praybeyt_vmaria, Vice Ganda looked really touched when the little boy went up to him to offer his chocolate sticks. Cute When the kid saw @praybeytbenjamin he walked towards him and gave him food A post shared by FAN ACCOUNT (@praybeyt_vmaria) on May 4, 2018 at 5:29am PDT Vice Ganda took one piece and said: "I'll just have one thank you. You're so sweet." He then asked the boy where ...Keep on reading: Kid offers sweets to Vice Ganda on seeing him on flight to Canada.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 5th, 2018Related News

Economic policies finally making a dent on poverty

NOW for a piece of good news: the latest quarterly survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that nearly 60 percent of Filipino families are already considered “non-poor,” a significant improvement from just 48 percent in December 2014. Conversely, the proportion of families considering themselves poor has fallen to 42 percent, or 10 percentage [...] The post Economic policies finally making a dent on poverty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 5th, 2018Related News

Aguinaldo’s ‘pinangat,’ ‘bibingkoy,’ ‘lihim ni Lola’–new book takes up Cavite cuisine

Ige Ramos had wanted to write about Cavite cuisine ever since he was a finalist in the 2004 Doreen Gamboa Fernandez (DGF) Food Writing Award. His essay was "Memory of Taste: The Chavacano Bacalao" and he wrote his name then as Guillermo G. Ramos. Right after, he wrote for Food Magazine's Food Tour about his province's cooking, the market, the people who keep the cuisine alive. When he joined the DGF competition again in 2012, he won first place for his dessert piece, "Haleyang Sampaloc." The essay is included in his book, "Republic of Taste: The Untold Stories of Cavite Cuisine" (Ige Ramos Design Studio, 2018). In small letters on the cover is an equally small hint that this bo...Keep on reading: Aguinaldo’s ‘pinangat,’ ‘bibingkoy,’ ‘lihim ni Lola’–new book takes up Cavite cuisine.....»»

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

I believe is Roma s slogan vs. Liverpool in CL semifinal

By The Associated Press Roma already erased a three-goal deficit once in this season's Champions League. The Giallorossi believe they can do it again against Liverpool on Wednesday. "We've already shown we're capable of coming back and we should have the belief that we can do it again," Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said. Liverpool won the first leg 5-2, so Roma needs a repeat of its 3-0 second-leg victory over Barcelona in the quarterfinals to reach next month's final in Kiev. A 4-1 win — Roma's result against Chievo Verona on Saturday — would also suffice. "I believe. That's my slogan and that's what I want to transmit to my players," Di Francesco added. However, Roma will have to find a way to stop its former striker, Mohamed Salah, who scored the opening two goals of the first leg. Security will also be a concern following clashes at the first leg that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition. Italian state police said "special attention" will be paid to the arrival and movements of 5,000 Liverpool supporters in the capital. Wednesday's game is a rematch of the 1984 European Cup final that Liverpool won in a penalty shootout in Roma's stadium. In the other semifinal, Real Madrid will look to protect a 2-1 lead against Bayern Munich on Tuesday as it seeks a third consecutive title. REDS REUNITE Liverpool should have its devastating front three intact for the second leg, with coach Juergen Klopp saying Sadio Mane will be fit after a minor thigh injury. Mane, who missed the 0-0 draw with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, will link up again with Salah and Roberto Firmino — reuniting the players who scored all of Liverpool's goals in the first leg. They have scored 28 goals between them in this season's Champions League, more than any other team in the competition. Klopp does have issues in midfield, though, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out for the rest of the season after sustaining a serious knee problem in the first leg to join fellow midfielders Adam Lallana and Emre Can on the injury list. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum are Klopp's only fit senior midfielders. Liverpool, a five-time European champion, has proved to be the master of the counterattack domestically and in the Champions League this season, so is the last team that Roma will want to be gung-ho against. The Reds did, though, squander a three-goal cushion against Sevilla in the group stage to draw 3-3. MADRID OPTIONS Madrid may not be as depleted as expected for the return match against Bayern. Right back Dani Carvajal is still set to miss Tuesday's match because of a muscle problem, but Francisco "Isco" Alarcon appears to have recovered from the shoulder injury that everyone expected to keep him from playing at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Isco, a key piece in Zinedine Zidane's midfield, had to be replaced at halftime in the first leg in Germany because of a sprained left shoulder. He practiced with the rest of the squad for the first time since the injury on Sunday. If Isco can't play, Zidane will likely start with Marco Asensio, who came off the bench to score the winner on Wednesday. Another player who may be available for Zidane on Tuesday is defender Nacho Fernandez, who had been out for a while because of a muscle injury but also practiced with the squad on Sunday. Zidane rested Cristiano Ronaldo and most of the regular starters in the team's 2-1 win against Leganes in the Spanish league on Saturday. Casemiro was the only player who started in the first leg against Bayern and also on Saturday. "They'll come here with nothing to lose," Zidane said of Bayern. "We'll have to put in a huge performance." BAYERN'S BELIEF Bayern is taking heart from the number of chances it created in the first leg and from its 2-1 lead in Madrid last year before Zinedine Zidane's side ultimately won their quarterfinal in extra time. "I think they were floundering for every cross and for every long ball, so we know what we have to do," Bayern striker Sandro Wagner said. Thomas Mueller, one of a host of players including Franck Ribery, James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski left out of Bayern's 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, says the side is traveling with confidence to Madrid. "We all know that we need a top performance on Tuesday. We all know as well, however, that there's everything to play for," Mueller said. Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez all missed the Frankfurt game through injury. Robben reportedly is still out and won't make the trip, while Bayern hopes David Alaba can make his comeback from a back injury. Bayern, which faces Frankfurt again in the German Cup final on May 19, needs to beat Madrid to keep alive its hopes of a treble after clinching the Bundesliga with five rounds to spare. "We swore that we'd throw everything into the return game," Wagner said. "I'm looking forward to it. I'd play it right now if I could.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 30th, 2018Related News

NPA tagged in compactor burning

THE Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division condemned the New People’s Army (NPA) for burning a piece of heavy equipment in Dumalag, Capiz. Brigadier General Dinoh Dolina, 3ID commander, was referring to the torching incident that happened Tuesday afternoon at Barangay San Martin. “The burning of a roller compactor used for rehabilitation of barangays roads is […] The post NPA tagged in compactor burning appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2018Related News

Victor Silayan feels awkward in love scenes with Vina Morales: ‘We respect older people’

        Kapamilya singer/actress Vina Morales takes on a stronger, fiercer character in her upcoming afternoon series "Precious Hearts Romances presents Araw Gabi." Along with the role's acting demands, her character also requires her to be sensual and sexy. Nonetheless, she aced everything just right.   Set mostly in different beach locations, she had to be a sexy villain in an arresting almost always captivating swim suit ensemble.   "Karamihan ng mga eksena namin actually I'm on my third day sa taping namin eh naka anim na swim suit na po ako. Jusko, may two-piece. Lumalaban kaya!" she told the media at the recent press con...Keep on reading: Victor Silayan feels awkward in love scenes with Vina Morales: ‘We respect older people’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 26th, 2018Related News

PEACETALK: Our work for peace is something that does not come overnight. I call it peace by piece

(Transcript of the remarks by Philippine Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 24 Apri 2018. Transcript courtesy of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) Mr. President, your Excellencies, good afternoon. First of all, let me bring to you the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsApr 25th, 2018Related News

ABL: Renaldo Balkman stands tall as co-Defensive Player of the Year

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Renaldo Balkman has finally provided the inside presence Alab Pilipinas has long been looking for now in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Taking care of the paint ever since his entry into the Filipino team, Balkman has now been heralded as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Norming 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1.9 blocks per game, Balkman emerged as the missing piece for the Philippine team lacking size. The Puerto Rican reinforcement received the award right before Game 2 of the Finals on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. He shares it with longtime fixture Chris Charles of Singapore......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 25th, 2018Related News

Heart Evangelista opens 7th solo exhibit

The artist Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero, also known as Heart Evangelista in the entertainment industry, formally launched the exhibit of her latest works early this month at Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace. Her seventh since professionally pursing her passion to paint, the exhibit “In Full Bloom” showcases a 21-piece collection that reflects Ongpauco’s bolder style, compared to her [...] The post Heart Evangelista opens 7th solo exhibit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Apr 22nd, 2018Related News

Neil Tolentino bringing his attitude to greener pastures in DLSU

Colegio de San Juan de Letran was the most pleasant surprise for all of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament a year ago. Expected to be rebuilding, the Squires instead fought hard each and every game and found themselves as the unlikely third-seed in the playoffs. The leader of that scrappy squad was, without a doubt, Neil Tolentino. While his per game counts of 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while tirelessly playing 28.1 minutes did not jump out at anybody, it was his intangibles that made him a valuable piece of that contending team. The 6-foot swingman will never be the strongest, fastest, or most skilled, but he will also never be beaten out in terms of heart and hustle. That attitude now makes him a much welcome addition in the new era in De La Salle University. Tolentino revealed to ABS-CBN Sports on Thursday that he has chosen to continue his career in Taft Avenue. “Sa La Salle na po ako maglalaro. Gusto kong makatulong sa kanila dun,” he said. His never back down attitude has always been his calling card from his time in Nazareth School of National University and then to his transfer to Letran. With that, he has gotten inside the heads of the likes of Aljun Melecio, Jolo Mendoza, Evan Nelle, and Clint Escamis. Now, defensive stopper Tolentino will be teaming up with offensive dynamo Melecio to help Louie Gonzalez in his first year as head coach. And so, the Taft-based team should only expect to get a whole lot of attitude. As Tolentino put it, “Yung tapang, ‘di naman nawawala sa sarili yun e. Dadalhin ko yun saan man ako pupunta.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 19th, 2018Related News

Perfect dumplings, spareribs with Batangas coffee sauce, ‘malunggay’ sorbet–a virtuoso performance by chef Jereme Leung

  I winced as chef Jereme Leung demonstrated his knife skills in rapid-fire movement. There was a rhythm to his motions, the Chinese cleaver pounding on the chopping board like the steady beat of a drum. But there was also danger. He was slicing a piece of char siu pork into thin strips without looking at what he was doing. His fingers seemed perilously close to being cut by the knife, yet he kept on talking to the class, as if unaware of any potential harm. Fortunately, no such harm befell him, and in hindsight I shouldn't have worried. After all, this was Jereme Leung, the renowned chef-owner of China Blue restaurant in Conrad Hotel Manila, and other restaurants all o...Keep on reading: Perfect dumplings, spareribs with Batangas coffee sauce, ‘malunggay’ sorbet–a virtuoso performance by chef Jereme Leung.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 19th, 2018Related News

Jun de Leon has a new life–and it’s under the sea

Rock star. That's a title Jun de Leon favors nowadays. He still jokingly uses it to refer to himself, one of the country's most awarded and respected---and feared---photographers, who never thinks twice about giving his subject a piece of his mind, albeit for good reason. From our glossy magazine days, shooting glamorous celebrities, there was that time he walked out on a heartthrob who arrived three hours late. De Leon actually waited for the fellow to arrive, before declaring, "Pack up!" as soon as the actor walked through the door. Or the time he respectfully but unflinchingly told a past president that he couldn't take any pictures, because the chief executive was obviously...Keep on reading: Jun de Leon has a new life–and it’s under the sea.....»»

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

Hot Stuff: So, What Prompted Formerly Bikini-Shy Maris Racal To Finally Step Out With Her Abs Out?

Here’s how she redefines ‘sexy’ on her first time wearing two-piece in public.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleApr 16th, 2018Related News

Selling off the Ritz, one monogrammed slipper at a time

  Who wants a piece of the Ritz? The legendary Paris hotel, home for a while to Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel, is auctioning off 10,000 pieces of furniture and decor through the auction house Artcurial. The hotel's reputation for luxury and celebrity has already created global buzz around the sale. Although the pieces that will be on sale from April 17 to 21 might not have exceptional monetary value, they also pack a certain je ne sais quoi of something from the iconic Place Vendome establishment. "The resonance of the Ritz abroad is very important," Stephane Aubert, one of the two auctioneers, told AFP. "The first client who called me ...Keep on reading: Selling off the Ritz, one monogrammed slipper at a time.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 13th, 2018Related News