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One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM s rally

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (3rd UPDATE) – One person died and scores of others were hurt after a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital on Saturday, June 23, that sent crowds fleeing in panic. Abiy had just wrapped up his speech before tens ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2018Related News

Manila concert a good reason to Panic!

Panic! At the Disco, the pop-rock band known for the catchy ditties "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," "This Is Gospel" and "Death of a Bachelor," is set to return to Manila for a concert on Oct. 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, according to local promoter MMI Live. Tickets go on sale on July 8 (call 470-2222). The one-night show is part of the American group's "Pray for the Wicked" tour, which is also the title of its sixth album, which will be released today. It's carrier single is titled "Say Amen (Saturday Night)." Led by flamboyant vocalist Brendon Urie, Panic!, which is known for experimenting with different genres---pop, rock, punk, electronic---previously performed in the...Keep on reading: Manila concert a good reason to Panic!.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 21st, 2018Related News

Panic! At The Disco to return to Manila in October

Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco will enchant their Filipino fans for the third time this October. Panic! At The Disco to return to Manila in October Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco will enchant their Filipino fans for the third time this October. Source link: Panic! At The Disco to return to Manila in October.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 14th, 2018Related News

LeBron s free agency decision could swing NBA s balance of power

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND -- These combo coronation-funerals can be tricky. Imagine the crowning of a new monarch where the royal subjects couldn’t stop chattering about the freshly deposed or deceased predecessor. Where the traditional cry of continuity and succession, “The king is dead! Long live the king!” got flipped, with what was overshadowing what is. That’s pretty much how it went Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) at Quicken Loans Arena, with the Golden State Warriors’ latest NBA championship having to share the stage with speculation, instantly revved up, about LeBron James and the choice he’ll soon make about his next employer. The Warriors are the kings, claiming pro basketball’s throne yet again by completing a sweep of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 Finals. But of course, James is the King, and as so many of us learned in sophomore English – thanks, CliffsNotes! – “Uneasy lies the head (of those who fret and obsess about the future whereabouts of the NBA superstar) that wears a crown.” Long live the kings! The King is ... gone? There was so much energy before, during and after Game 4 Friday (Saturday, PHL time) poured into the last game/next game conjecture about James, the Cavaliers and seismic shifts in the league’s 2018-19 landscape that even the player’s surprise reveal near the end of the night – a bruised and bandaged right hand – couldn’t derail it. Turns out, as James ‘fessed up, the sore shooting paw was an injury he had been playing with ever since Game 1 in Oakland eight days earlier. He had “self-inflicted” it in a fit of pique when he smacked a whiteboard in the visitors’ dressing room at Oracle Arena after Cleveland’s overtime loss in the series-setter, an outcome driven at least in part by some teammates’ mistakes and an arcane wrinkle in the NBA’s replay rules regarding block/charge fouls. Despite the hordes of media people chronicling every waking detail of the Finals, James had kept the injury on the down-low (along with the possibility that J.R. Smith’s nickname amongst his Cavs teammates might be “whiteboard”). The cameras zoomed in and clicked in a paparazzi frenzy of motor drives every time James raised the hand, wrapped in black tape, above the table during his postgame podium remarks. Whether a legit Page-2-the-rest-of-the-story factor in the championship series or a too-late alibi, the contused hand wound up as a sidebar to where James plans to be using it when training camps open in a few months. As of Friday (Saturday, PHL time), it had been 95 months since “The Decision,” the 2010 announcement that James made in a tone-deaf vanity TV production that he was taking his talents from Cleveland to South Beach. Nearly 47 months had passed since he broke the news of his return in a Sports Illustrated ghost-written essay, envisioning much of what actually has unfolded in the four years since. Now savvy insiders and casual observers alike presume James will be on the move again, pushed to leave the franchise he has defined in an urgent search for more and better talent with which he can compete. As in, y’know, some horses, some horses, his kingdom for some horses. James’ free-agency process next month (he can opt out of a $35.6 million deal in the final season of his current contract) is expected to dictate the market of player movement this summer like an oversized domino. It easily could swing the balance of power, if not quite at Golden State’s lofty level then immediately below it. The monster he helped create Dr. Frankenstein eventually was done in by his macabre creation, and it can similarly be argued that James has no one but himself to blame for the predicament in which he again finds himself. He set in motion the machinery of the super team, after all, when he chose to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami eight years ago. Oh sure, the Boston Celtics in 2007-08 got there first by luring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce, but that was about knitting together three stars, all age 30 or older, for what would be their last best chance to win in an extremely limited run. That group won one title, went to two Finals in three seasons and was done, Allen leaving to join James & Co. with the Heat while Garnett and Pierce morphed into trade chips for Boston POBO Danny Ainge. When James, Wade and Bosh teamed up, they were in their basketball primes and their initial giddy boasts of “not four, not five, not six” championships turned off fans league-wide as much for its portent as its pretension. That crew went 4-for-4 in Finals, winning two rings before James, nudged by staleness and chafing as well as his grand plan for northeast Ohio, went home. From there, a line can be drawn through the ill-conceived 2012-13 L.A. Lakers of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol all the way to this season’s Houston Rockets of James Harden and Chris Paul and the talent-gorged Golden State roster. James was the centerpiece as Cleveland replicated the Big Three concept around him with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, two younger, playoff-stymied All-Stars. The new-look Cavaliers went to the Finals in their first season together and clambered atop the basketball world to win the franchise’s first NBA title by the end of the second, becoming the first team in league history to do so after digging a 1-3 hole in the best-of-seven series. In that moment, regardless of the two Finals trips that followed, James’ bill was stamped: Paid In Full. Misguided fans might burn his jersey if he leaves again, but James burned the mortgage after that Game 7 in Oakland in 2016 as far as any remaining obligation to fulfill. “I came back because I felt like I had some unfinished business,” he said after elimination Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “To be able to be a part of a championship team two years ago with the team that we had and in the fashion that we had is something I will always remember. Honestly, I think we'll all remember that. It ended a drought for Cleveland of 50-plus years, so I think we'll all remember that in sports history.” James added: “When you have a goal and you're able to accomplish that goal, it actually – for me personally – made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships. And I still want to be in championship mode. I think I've shown this year why I will still continue to be in championship mode.” In other words, James intends to sustain his high level of performance. He expects to win. And he presumably will do whatever – and go wherever – is necessary to achieve that. There’s no perfect fit So what does that mean for the NBA’s best player (never mind what the annual MVP balloting says in any given season)? It means this: compromise. There is no ideal situation, certainly no easy answer to the guesswork surrounding James’ looming free agency. He could transform any of the 30 teams, but not without some trade-offs for him, for them or for both. Most of them won’t be in play. Teams in markets such as Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Sacramento, the Twin Cities and so on can’t scratch James’ itches for either championship-worthy depth chart or spotlight. New York and Chicago, among the biggies, are out of synch with his timeline. Toronto? No way James is resettling his brand north of the border, and given his stated desire for teammates who have not just sufficient basketball skills but also mental toughness, well, the Raptors teams he and the Cavs have dominated do not qualify. The Boston club that stretched Cleveland to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals is built for the long haul and would have to surrender much of that to adjust to James’ career calendar. There’s a little Kyrie problem lurking there and, truth be told, the Celtics look to be on their way and are doing just fine without the 33-year-old heading, one of these years, toward decline. At some point in each of the 2018 Finals’ final three days, James spoke admiringly of the Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs title teams that blocked his path whether in Miami or Cleveland. He was at it again even as the Warriors were dousing the opponent’s locker room at The Q with Moet champagne. “I made the move in 2010 to be able to play with talented players, cerebral players that you could see things that happen before they happened on the floor,” James said. “When you feel like you're really good at your craft, I think it's always great to be able to be around other great minds as well and other great ballplayers. “That's never changed. Even when I came here in '14, I wanted to try to surround myself and surround this franchise with great minds and guys that actually think outside the box of the game and not just go out and play it.” Where might James find that now or recruit that swiftly? Hard to say. There are asterisks and “buts” everywhere: * If he were to sign with the Houston Rockets, James would be hitching his star to Chris Paul, a buddy with an injury history that’s about the mirror opposite of his own. He would be teaming up with an elite coach in Mike D’Antoni, something he’s never had (though Miami’s Erik Spoelstra was just young and unproven, on his way to big things). But it also would require another big ask of James Harden, who had to adapt last summer to Paul’s arrival and need for the ball. * If James chooses the Lakers, he has the chance to hit reset with the league’s glitziest franchise, in a market that can meet his every off-court wish and where he and his family already own one or more ultra-comfortable homes. The Lakers have young talent to help James transition into a lower-usage veteran’s role, favored status as a destination team for other top free agents and the salary-cap space to get it done this summer with the likes of Paul George or his pal Paul. But that roster might not be capable of insta-contending, which could burn a season or two when James’ clock most definitely is clicking. * If it’s San Antonio, James could link up with the elite coach in Gregg Popovich, where the winning culture is in the DNA rather than some acquired taste. The Spurs have talent, particularly if Kawhi Leonard finds happiness again there. But they might not have enough to rattle the Warriors’ cage. And for all their professed admiration, James and Popovich might both fare better by keeping their relationship long-distance vs. the 82-game grind. * If it’s Golden State? Perish the thought. The NBA might have to board up itself if competitive balance were capsized to that extent. And as Draymond Green shrewdly noted on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), if James climbed aboard, it likely would require him and several other Golden State teammates to be dispatched to parts unknown. * If James prefers to stay East, where the winning comes easier, he could pick Philadelphia. The Sixers have two foundational young stars at positions that matter most, center Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons. But Simmons is a non-shooter at the moment, the antithesis of what makes a great complementary LeBron teammate. As for Embiid, James never has had to play off of and service a top center. And Philly might feel like a basketball-only move, with the hungriest and most demanding of any new fan base he would embrace. * If it’s Miami – wait, could it be Miami? Could he go second-home again? The Heat always strive to be competitive and offer a talent base deep enough for the East and lots of familiarity. But they also have players such as Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters whose mental approaches don’t seem to fit the model James was cooing about in Golden State and with the Tim Duncan-era Spurs. * That brings us to Cleveland, where it’s possible James might choose to remain. Staying with the Cavaliers, after leading them to four Finals and that heady 2016 title, would be the easiest choice as far as pressure to win. He owes these fans nothing anymore – in fact, had the bargain been offered to them in 2010 (“LeBron will leave and win elsewhere for four years, but will come back and deliver a championship and four Finals trips”), most would have grabbed it. Here, James and the fans who have watched him even through the interruption develop from ridiculously touted high schooler to one of the world’s most famous athletes could grow older together. Then he could partner up and buy the team from owner Dan Gilbert for a long-term future. Certainly, staying has a certain place in his and the rest of the James clan’s hearts. “The one thing that I've always done is considered, obviously, my family,” he said at series end Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that.” It’s worth noting that as James contemplates his options as a modern pursuer of championship excellence, the prospect of him moving again qualifies at some level as a failure. Not just by the support system in Cleveland, where he and Gilbert have their friction and James gets snidely mentioned as the team’s unofficial GM and head coach, but by him too. He’s the one who went off to seek his “college education” in south Florida in what it takes to win, whether on the court, in the front office or in and around the seams 365 days a year, straight out of the Pat Riley handbook. The teams about which James talks so glowingly in Oakland now and in San Antonio then have cultures he covets, stability up and down the flowchart he craves. In Cleveland, for a variety of reasons, his team has been incapable of establishing and maintaining that to a lasting degree. He is part of that missed opportunity and he has to own it, no matter if he goes or stays. James is inseparable from the dynamic of the Cavaliers’ ever-changing and often melodramatic roster maneuvers. Spending big, swapping out draft picks to import current stars and supporting players, and overvaluing secondary guys like Smith and Tristan Thompson are risks the Warriors and the Spurs largely avoided thanks to shrew drafting and laudable continuity. The Cavs’ scrap heap, by contrast, is high with traded picks, scuttled plans, panic deals, short-term patches and folks such as former coach David Blatt and former GM David Griffin. And maybe James could have nurtured a little better relationship with All-Star point guard and 2016 title sidekick Kyrie Irving, enough to have kept Irving from bailing on them all with his trade demand last summer. Now he’s on the verge of casting about again, prioritizing what matters most for however long he continues to play. James is more at peace with it than he was before, particularly in 2010, and surely can enjoy the leverage he wields and the riches it delivers. But there is a burden there as well, one that could be seen as completing a circle. So many of the NBA’s greatest stars have been stuck playing and living in the Age of LeBron, right? Their paths to the Finals blocked, on one whole side of the league, by him and his? Well, LeBron James is stuck now in the Era of the Warriors, freshly swept and anxious to close the gap. What goes around comes around, though the key more pressing of the big W’s now is, where? Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

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

National Archives: Things we could have lost in the fire (but thankfully didn’t)

The May 28 fire that nearly razed the offices of the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) sent concerned citizens in a panic.   "Imagine some of our historical memory lost forever," wailed one. "I weep."   Panic gave way to relief when the blaze, which started two buildings away, was put out just before it reached the third floor of the Juan Luna Building in Binondo where the National Archives' offices were.   Even better was the news that the so-called "Spanish collection"---a declared National Cultural Treasure consisting of 18 million pages of original documents dating back to the 16th century---was safely locked away in the vaults of the Nat...Keep on reading: National Archives: Things we could have lost in the fire (but thankfully didn’t).....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 9th, 2018Related News

NAGA CITY S HIGH CRIME RATE TAG| Mayor Bongat: Don t panic

NAGA CITY S HIGH CRIME RATE TAG| Mayor Bongat: Don t panic.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2018Related News

Brownlee on Ginebra slump: ‘We have to play with sense of urgency’

Barangay Ginebra's 1-4 hole in the PBA Commissioner's Cup isn't exactly the stuff myths are made of. Even the return of beloved import Justin Brownlee couldn't help them rise from the ashes as the Gin Kings' 92-83 loss sent them crashing to the bottom two. Brownlee, who won two Governors' Cups with the Gin Kings, thinks it's time for Ginebra push the panic button if it wants to turn its season around. "We got to be urgent about it, we can't be lackadaisical," said Brownlee Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. "We have to play with a lot of urgency, to be aggressive because right now we're 1-4 and that's a tough spot." READ:PBA: Meralco keeps Ginebra struggling, spoils Brownlee's...Keep on reading: Brownlee on Ginebra slump: ‘We have to play with sense of urgency’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 1st, 2018Related News

NBA players’ union hires director of mental health

NEW YORK --- The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union's new program designed to help members with mental health issues. The program will be headquartered in Los Angeles. NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts says the union has "heard our players' stories and are making mental health a priority now." Earlier this season, NBA stars Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors revealed issues they've struggle with on and off the court. Love detailed his experience with panic attacks and anxiety. DeRozan talked about battles with depr...Keep on reading: NBA players’ union hires director of mental health.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 1st, 2018Related News

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). To do that they’ll need their superstars to step up again, with the pressure on James Harden and Chris Paul to deliver after their big performances in Game 3 spurred Houston to the road victory that tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2. “We’re back to even,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We know what we have to do and see if we can do it against a great team.” After two blowout losses in this series, including an embarrassing 41-point rout in Game 3, the Rockets know they don’t have any time to celebrate Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) win. It was a victory that snapped Golden State’s NBA-record 16-game home playoff winning streak. “We have to get down to normal sea level real quick, because we’ve got a lot of work left,” D’Antoni said. “We know it’s not going to be easy, but also they know now it’s not going to be easy. We’re looking forward to it ... with the right type of fear and the right type of excitement.” It’s a huge opportunity for Harden and Paul, who’ve both had their fair share of playoff disappointments in the past, but combined to score 57 points Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) 95-92 win that put the top-seeded Rockets back in the driver’s seat in this series. The 33-year-old Paul is a conference finals rookie after failing to get out of the second round in his previous nine playoff trips. Though he’s never reached this level in the postseason before, his 13 years of NBA experience have proven invaluable as the Rockets try to knock off the defending champions and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 1994-95. Though the Rockets are heading to Houston for Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) game, they know that playing at home doesn’t give them an excuse to let up. “Both teams have the ability to win on the road,” Paul said. “We had to prove that to ourselves. Weathering the storm, the runs that they made, and knowing that now we get a chance to go back home, we knew we had to get at least one win here. We got it, so now it’s a three-game series.” Though the pressure to perform is heightened for Harden and Paul, Rockets players and D’Antoni agree that they can’t get it done without plenty of help from Houston’s supporting cast. P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela combined for 29 rebounds on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), and in Houston’s Game 2 victory the Rockets had five players score 16 or more points. “It’s a close series so without any of them you don’t get there,” D’Antoni said. “So everybody has their role and some play a bigger role — bigger meaning they shoot the ball more so we as a society give them a bigger role — but everybody is just as important.” While the Rockets are thrilled to see the momentum of the series swing their way for perhaps the first time in the series, the Warriors are upset that they let what they feel like was a winnable Game 4 get away. Draymond Green is OK with his team having its back against the wall and believes the Warriors play well when faced with adversity. “I know what we’re capable of and I know the level of focus and intensity that this team brings when that is the case,” he said. “We blew a golden opportunity but it’s not one that we can’t get back. We can get it back. So there’s no panic.” Stephen Curry said he spent much of Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) going over each possession of Golden State’s 12-point fourth quarter in his mind and thinking of ways he and the team could have done things better to close the game out after leading by double digits early in the period. “It’s a frustrating feeling obviously ... but we’re great at turning the page and being resilient and finding a way to bounce back,” he said. This series has already had so many ups and downs that it could give a young person gray hair. For the already silver-locked D’Antoni, who at 67 would be the oldest coach to win an NBA title if Houston gets it done, the exhilaration of this journey has been well worth any stress it has caused. “It makes me feel alive, I know that much,” he said. “It feels good. You coach all year for this or even your whole career to get here or get as close as you can. It’s great competition, against one of the best teams ever.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 24th, 2018Related News

Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio --- They've survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA's most compelling reality show --- or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it's not a surprise they're calm despite trailing the Boston Celtics 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. "We know what it takes," coach Tyronn Lue said. "We're down 0-2. No need to panic." "We know what we've got to do," added All-Star forward Kevin Love on the eve of Saturday's Game 3. The Cavs have been in dire straits before in the postseason. Just two years ago, Cleveland trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in t...Keep on reading: Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics.....»»

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

No panic after Warriors big loss to Rockets, says Curry

LOS ANGELES, United States – Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry said there's "no panic" in the Golden State Warriors locker room after a 22-point loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Curry looked significantly off his game on Wednesday night, May 16, connecting on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

Ravena says NLEX can t panic amid slide

NLEX has been in a rough patch in the early part of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup having lost four of its first five games. It wasn't the kind of start the Road Warriors had envisioned.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

PBA: Rhodes or Balkman? Arwind is fine with either

Everyone calm down. While defending champion San Miguel Beer is off to an uncharacteristic 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, the Beermen are not about to press that panic button yet, They are alarmed and a little bit concerned, but San Miguel has been in far worse situations before. And almost every time, the Beermen came out of adversity, usually with a championship trophy in hand. "Syempre maikli lang yung season, importante yung panalo," forward Arwind Santos said. "Kaso yun nga, 0-2. Pero ang maganda rito, may pag-asa pa naman kami, malayo pa. Pwede pa rin namin makuha yung top-2, yun ang goal namin eh, makuha yung top-2," he added. True enough, San Miguel has a lot of basketball left to play. And just because the Beermen are down now, it doesn't mean they are out. "Kung hindi kami papalarin, ganun talaga buhay, hindi laging doon ka sa ibabaw, minsan nandudun ka rin sa ilalim. Pero di ibig sabihin na susuko kami. May mga adjustment kaming gagawin," Santos said. One major adjustment San Miguel will probably have to make is to change imports. If Troy Gillenwater continues to unimpress, he might be on his way out before the Beermen play Alaska Saturday, May 19. Should that happen, two popular choices are on deck for the Beermen: Charles Rhodes and Renaldo Balkman. For Arwind, if San Miguel has to change, he'll be fine with either. "Pareho ko naman silang gusto," he said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2018Related News

MWSS: No cause for alarm over Metro Manila water supply

There is no reason for Metro Manila residents to panic over water shortage even if water supply at La Mesa Dam has yet to return to normal level, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System said yesterday......»»

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

PBA: We can’t give up, never –- Famous on 0-5 Blackwater

BINAN, Laguna –- Disappointed but not giving up. Blackwater’s losing woes continued Friday after another stinging 91-105 defeat at the hands of Barangay Ginebra that buried the Elite deeper down the cellar of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But despite a 0-5 win-loss record and an embarrassing blowout in front of a partisan crowd inside the Alonte Sports Arena here, import Jarrid Famous kept his hopes up for the limping Blackwater squad. “No panic button,” a defiant Famous said. “We still have six games into the season, anything can happen. We just have to keep working and keep pushing because we can’t give up, never.” “That’s not in my vocabulary, that’s not in my teammates' vocabulary,” he continued. “We’re just gonna keep playing to the end.” Famous scored 25 points on 9-of-19 field goal shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds. “We had productive six days of practice and we worked so hard to try to fix things and work on the things we need to work on,” said Famous. “We really felt good about this game, and felt that we could go out there and get that win based on our practice because we worked so hard and how we adjusted to the new system and the new things that we wanted to do.” “But it didn’t work out so I’m disappointed.” Roi Sumang started out hot with 14 points in the first half before fizzling out in the last two quarters with only four points. Mono Vampire recruit Paul Zamar scored 15 markers, 12 in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand, in his debut with the Elite, a week after a runner up finish in the ABL playing for the Thai club.    Blackwater still has six games to play and Famous remains optimistic that they can turn their campaign around.   “We have to do what we have to do and play as hard. We play six games and you never know, we could win six games, you’ll never know,” he said. “We just got to keep playing and keep working and stick together, that’s the main thing and let’s see what happens.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

PBA: Gin Kings not out to get saved by Brownlee

Justin Brownlee is still with Alab Pililpinas trying to win the ABL title. And so as Ginebra starts its 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign, the Gin Kings are not looking for Brownlee for help. They only have each other, and Charles Garcia, to lean on... for now. "As of now kasi hindi namin tinitignan na parang temporary import lang for Justin [Brownlee]. Justin is wala sa picture, sa ngayon," guard LA Tenorio said after Ginebra got whipped by Rain or Shine for its conference opener. "Andyan yung import namin, kung sino man yung import namin, we'll deal with that. I'm sure the coaching staff also has a plan for our import that's why kinuha nila. I'm sure with coach Tim, alam niya kung ano gagawin," he added. Replacing Shane Edwards as a fill in for Brownlee, Charles Garcia had a decent debut for the barangay, scoring 19 points while adding six rebounds and eight assists. However, Ginebra received a 19-point beatdown at the hands of the Elasto Painters. "No need to panic," said Tenorio even after Ginebra's rough start with Garcia. "Di naman kami out kaagad eh, marami pa yan. We just have to look at the video and see kung ano dapat namin i-improve," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 1st, 2018Related News

ABBA reunites for new album, and takes a chance on a hologram tour

STOCKHOLM — ABBA is trying to prove disco will never die. The Swedish pop group announced Friday it has reunited after a 35-year hiatus to record a new album and tour the world — but with a 21st century twist. The quartet will be replaced on stage by digital avatars of their former selves. Hologram-style […] The post ABBA reunites for new album, and takes a chance on a hologram tour appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2018Related News

Durian odor causes panic; 600 evacuated from Australia library

MELBOURNE, Australia --- The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on Saturday, but all they found was rotting durian in a cupboard. About 600 staff and students had cleared the building. A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman said the smell alarmed staff and students as it permeated the air-conditioning system. Durian is a tropical fruit known for its strong smell. It is commonly banned from hotel rooms and public transport across Southeast Asia. /cbb...Keep on reading: Durian odor causes panic; 600 evacuated from Australia library.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 29th, 2018Related News

Mamma Mia! ABBA make new music after 35 years

"Mamma Mia! Here we go again": Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on Friday that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. "We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did," the group said in a statement after repeated comments that they would never reunite. They said they had recorded two new songs, one titled "I Still Have Faith In You", and another unnamed track. The quartet split up in 1982 after dominating the disco scene for more than a decade with hits like "Waterloo", "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia" and "Super Trouper". "It was like ti...Keep on reading: Mamma Mia! ABBA make new music after 35 years.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 27th, 2018Related News

Mamma Mia! ABBA make new music after 35 years

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – "Mamma Mia! Here we go again": Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on Friday, April 27 that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. "We all 4 felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join ........»»

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