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ASIAN GAMES: Pinoy shooters ready to draw

PALEMBANG -- Will it finally be third time a charm for trap shooter Hagen Topacio when the 2018 Asian Games shooting championships fire off here Monday at the Jakabaring Sports City shooting range here? “The first time when I competed (in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games) I was leading after four rounds then faded and in Incheon four years ago, I came down with dengue,” recalled Topacio of his forgettable outings in his previous appearances in the continental sports showcase. In his third outing, the shooter buckled down to serious training and trimmed down by at least 12 kilos to improve his balance and coordination. “I have been practicing three to four times a week and doing some serious weight training so I can shoot better,” Topacio, 28, bared. “Hopefully things will be a different this time.” Although wont to say it, the athlete is also seeking redemption after his bid to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was crushed when the International Sports Shooting Federation decided to nullify the results of the 2015 Asian shooting championships held in Kuwait. Topacio shot a personal best score 122 in the meet to bag the silver medal and earn a ticket to the Rio Games, only to see his Olympic dream dashed when the ISSF voided the outcome after Kuwait barred the entry of an Israeli technical official from the competition in the violation of the world shooting body’s rules. He declined to discuss about his medal prospects, preferring to let his performance to do the talking here after the two-day event. Also seeing action on Monday are rifle shooters Jayson Valdez and Amparo Acuna, a 2017 Malaysia Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist, in the men’s and women’s air rifle events, respectively......»»

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Foreigner killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Manila, companion hurt

    A foreigner was killed while his companion was rushed to a hospital after gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire along Taft Avenue corner T. M. Kalaw in Manila on Saturday afternoon.   Police have yet to identify the nationality and identity of the victims, according to a report from dzMM. The shootout happened just at the front of Araullo High School, the report said. Authorities from the Manila Police Districtsaid the victims were just passing by the area when the suspects suddenly attacked them.   One of the victims was dead on the spot, while the other who is also reportedly a foreigner was rushed t...Keep on reading: Foreigner killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Manila, companion hurt.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Bianca pamatay ang abs, sex appeal

May gusto bang inggitin si Bianca Umali? O asarin kaya? O ­patakamin? Na gusto niyang sabihan na, ‘Oh, ito ang nawala sa iyo?’ O puwede ring sabihin niya na, ‘Meron ka ba nito, girl?’ Pero etchos lang naman ‘yang intro na ‘yan. Pang-­intriga lang kumbaga. Kasi sa totoo lang, ‘burn’, ‘hot’, ‘this girl is on fire’ at walang… link: Bianca pamatay ang abs, sex appeal.....»»

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Indigenous Fire Making

Lumad men of Davao City start a fire using bamboo sticks during the Lumad Games on August 17, 2018. The Lumad Games are part of the Kadayawan Festival celebration. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News21 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

US defense exec ends first Manila visit

UNITED States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver concluded yesterday his three-day visit in the Philippines (August 15 to 17) aimed at reinforcing the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and to the Philippines, a close friend, partner, and ally. “This was….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News22 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

UK commits unbroken naval presence in Asia Pacific

Stressing its commitment to a rules-based order, the United Kingdom vowed to have an "almost unbroken" naval presence in the Asia Pacific region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Chinese bombers likely training for U.S. strikes – Pentagon

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win." The annual report to Congress, released Thursday, August 16, ........»»

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

NLEX, DPWH fasttracking right-of-way turnover for Harbor Link

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. unit NLEX Corp. and the Department of Public Works and Highways are fast-tracking the turnover of the remaining right-of-way needed to complete a section of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 by the end of the year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 17th, 2018Related News

New Zealand curbs foreign property ownership to cool market

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand has passed legislation curbing foreigners' ability to buy residential property in a bid to rein in the South Pacific nation's booming housing prices. The law, which passed late Wednesday, August 15, meets a key campaign pledge from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who vowed to ........»»

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

Siklab sparks athletes fire with cash bonuses

There's a lot more waiting for Filipino athletes who perform well in the 18th Asian Games. For starters, a gold medalist will be P5 million richer. The Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundatio.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Baste forfeits 2 wins, falls to bottom of standings

San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ struggles in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament have just gotten worse. The Golden Stags have been forced to forfeit two of their wins as the league has decided with finality in favor of disciplinary action for RK Ilagan on Thursday. “For playing in an unauthorized basketball game, (RK Ilagan) was meted with (a) three-game suspension. In addition, the team was also penalized by ordering the forfeiture of all games where the erring playing played,” NCAA management committee chairman Frank Gusti said in statement. Ilagan, one of Baste’s top guns, was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league in Quezon City in late June. As per NCAA rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. The third-year guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in San Sebastian’s first five games – two ending up in wins. With the league’s decision, however, those two wins will have to be overturned. As such, the Golden Stags’ record is now 1-8. Head coach Egay Macaraya said that they are only hoping for this to be fuel for their fire. “Ang focus lang namin ngayon is to win more games. Hopefully, ma-motivate nito ang mga bata na at least matuto na manalo,” he said. Conversely, the two teams Baste beat in those two games will gain a win. That gives College of St. Benilde a win to put it over .500 at 4-3 and Jose Rizal University its first win in seven games. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

TOKYO- Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey’s currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned worries about global growth. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.0 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei and the Australian benchmark […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopAug 16th, 2018Related News

U.S. official warns PH vs buying Russian equipment

MANILA, Philippines – A high-ranking United States Defense official warned the Philippines against buying military equipment from Russia.  "I think they should think very carefully about that," said Randall Schriver, United States Department of Defense Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Schriver was asked in ........»»

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

Fatal mishap on ‘Deadman’s Curve’

QUITO — A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring 19 others, according to the Quito Fire Department. The bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a passenger car along a stretch known as “Deadman’s Curve” on the Pifo-Papallacta road at about 3 a.m. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

MELBOURNE, Australia – It was a touch past 4 am and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 was buzzing with excitement – or at least, as much excitement you can muster at this odd hour. At Gate 107, Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' leading budget carrier, was about to launch ........»»

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

Argument along grocery checkout lines sparks shooting

WYNCOTE, Philadelphia, United States --- A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people, police said Tuesday night. The gunman fled but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the gunfire reported just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the crowded store at the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center, Cheltenham Township Chief of Police John Frye said. Frye said the gunfire started after some type of altercation between customers in separate lines near the cash register. While "words were exchanged," one man pulled a gun f...Keep on reading: Argument along grocery checkout lines sparks shooting.....»»

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

5 dead, 2 hurt in Tondo fire

Five persons, including three children, died and two others were injured when a fire broke out in a residential area in Tondo, Manila yesterday afternoon......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

City government pushes barangay fire brigades

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Joe Espinosa III wants barangay officials to establish fire brigades following the blaze which razed 78 houses in Jaro district on August 11, 2018. “Supposed to be ginapa-organize naton sa mga opisyales sa barangay ang ila fire brigades. Gina-emphasize ko gid nga kinahanglan, especially sa mga gina-consider nga critical […] The post City government pushes barangay fire brigades appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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

CEBU PACIFIC BEGINS MANILA-MELBOURNE ROUTE: Offers special P3,999 all-in sale

LEADING Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) launched its maiden Manila-Melbourne on August 14, 2018. The only low-cost carrier operating the route, Cebu Pacific, offers thrice weekly services using itsAirbus A330 aircraft fleet. CEB launches the new route with a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday frequency, and an all-in seat sale fare of PHP3,999 per way […] The post CEBU PACIFIC BEGINS MANILA-MELBOURNE ROUTE: Offers special P3,999 all-in sale appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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

Negros belles bow to East, exit from Little League World Series

Asia-Pacific representative Negros bombed out of the Little League Softball World Series as it yielded a close 1-2 defeat to East in a tightly fought quarterfinal duel Monday night at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Oregon (yesterday morning in Manila)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News