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Former MMDA general manager Nacianceno passes away — report

FORMER general manager Robert Nacianceno of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) passed away early Thursday, according to a report dzBB. The report said Nacianceno had cancer. Before he passed, Nacianceno was city administrator of Antipolo, the report said. No other details are available as of posting time.   The post Former MMDA general manager Nacianceno passes away — report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Michelle Williams of Destiny s Child being treated for depression in mental health center-report

'For years I have dedicated or years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28

Serena Williams of the US waves to the crowd after being defeated by Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday J.....»»

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

US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

NEW YORK, United States --- The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. "For me, it's personal. I almost lost one of my children from it," Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. told the annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The AP viewed a video of his speech, which he delivered Thursday in New Orleans. Redfield declined to speak about it Monday, except to say in a statement: "It's important for society to embrace and support families who are fighting to ...Keep on reading: US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son.....»»

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

Jones Cup: Ateneo bows to South Korea for first loss

After its huge opening day victory, Ateneo succumbed to South Korea, 90-73, in the 2018 Williams Jones Cup Monday in New Taipei City. The Blue Eagles were no match against the South Koreans, who had national team members and former Magnolia import Ricardo Ratliffe, and dropped to 1-1 in the tournament so far. The UAAP champions routed Chinese Taipei-White, 87-64, on Sunday. Rattlife paced the South Korea side with 15 points,Heo Il-young also had 15 while Heo Ung added 12 points. Thirdy Ravena, meanwhile, dropped 14 points for Ateneo in a losing effort while Matt Nieto and Angelo Kouame finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Blue Eagles will return to action agai...Keep on reading: Jones Cup: Ateneo bows to South Korea for first loss.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 16th, 2018Related News

QCPD rounds up 206 law, ordinance violators

THE Quezon City Police District has rounded up 206 persons for violating laws and city ordinances from 5 a.m. of July 14 to 5 a.m. of July 15, 2018. La Loma Police Station (PS 1) personnel under Supt. Robert Sales brought in one violator for roaming half-naked in public place….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

‘The Walking Dead’ AR game released for Android, iOS

"The Walking Dead: Our World", the augmented-reality (AR) mobile game by Next Games based on the American post-apocalyptic horror television series of the same name, is now available for Android and iOs users. The rollout for iOS and Android was reported byVariety last Thursday, July 12. Borrowing the characters from AMC's adaptation of the zombie comics by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead: Our World" is a game about survival in a zombie-infested world. Clayton Neuman, vice president for games and entertainment applications at AMC Network, acknowledged "Pokmon Go's" contribution on the AR games. "But our goal wasn't to make 'Pokemon Go' with zombies.Augmented realityand locatio...Keep on reading: ‘The Walking Dead’ AR game released for Android, iOS.....»»

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

Back on top: Kerber spoils Serena s Wimbledon history bid

LONDON, United Kingdom – Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams' bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in the final Saturday, July 14. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon ........»»

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

Ralph P. Moore USN and brother Robert C. Moore, USMCR WWII – Manila Picture

Ralph and Bob met several times during the war. Uncle Ralph was assigned to duty aboard the USS Manila Bay (CVE 61) carrier/transport. Dad was in the 3rd Marine Division, Headquarters Battalion, Quartermaster duty. Image published by George Moore Photography on 2012-06-29 16:55:03 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: link: Ralph P. Moore USN and brother Robert C. Moore, USMCR WWII – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News

Jaycee Marcelino nabs first NCAA 94 Player of the Week honors

Jaycee Marcelino would be the last person to go down without a fight. With EAC threatening for an upset against the powerhouse Lyceum squad, last season’s Rookie of the Year took it upon himself to avert a meltdown, going down to work in the fourth quarter as he racked 13 of his career-best 24 points in the Pirates’ 106-97 win over the Generals on Friday. “Ayaw ko matalo eh kaya pinag-pursigihan kong magtrabaho sa court para maibalik namin ang lamang namin at manalo kami,” he said, while also collecting eight rebounds, five steals, and two rebounds in the conquest. With those efforts, Marcelino has been cited as the first recipient of the Chooks-to-Go NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week this NCAA Season 94. Not only did the 20-year-old guard average 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.5 steals in the opening week, but he was also key in leading Lyceum to an unbeaten 2-0 record to gain early leadership this season. Marcelino was as stupendous back in opening weekend, unloading 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the Pirates’ 85-80 win against San Sebastian on Saturday as he perfectly complimented the 20-20 game of Cameroonian center Mike Nzeusseu. He bested fellow Pirate CJ Perez, Perpetual’s Edgar Charcos, Mapua’s Laurenz Victoria, San Beda’s Robert Bolick, and San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan for the weekly plum awarded by scribes from print and online publications covering the beat. But despite the promising start he’s having, Marcelino knows better not to be satisfied as he expects another tough season ahead for Lyceum. “Yung mga ganitong laro, challenge ito sa amin para alam na namin ang dapat naming gawin pag ganito ulit ang nangyari,” he said......»»

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

U.S. indicts Russian intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin meet

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged on Friday, July 13 with hacking Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just 3 days before President Donald Trump meets with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The charges were drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving marathon did, finally, end at 26-24 in the fifth set Friday, with Anderson claiming the most important of the 569 points — the last. So when Anderson left Centre Court, well aware that his 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory earned him the chance to win his first Grand Slam title at age 32, the South African said: "At the end, you feel like this is a draw between the two of us." He continued: "John's such a great guy, and I really feel for him, because if I'd been on the opposite side, I don't know how you can take that, playing for so long and coming up short." Only one match at Wimbledon ever lasted longer: Isner's 2010 first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut, the longest match in tennis history. It went more than 11 hours over three days and finished 70-68 in the fifth on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commemorating it. Friday's contest lasted so long, the day's second semifinal didn't finish. Novak Djokovic was leading Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in a compelling showdown filled with entertaining points that was suspended as soon as the third set concluded at just past 11 p.m., the curfew at the All England Club. Some people in the stands booed the decision to halt the match after a fantastic tiebreaker in which Nadal wasted three set points at 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7. Djokovic cashed in on his second when Nadal's backhand found the net after an 18-stroke exchange. Because Nadal and Djokovic didn't begin playing until after 8 p.m., the retractable roof above the main stadium was shut between the matches and the arena's artificial lights were turned on. Now they'll come back Saturday to figure out who will face Anderson in the final, resuming at 1 p.m. local time, under the roof. The women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will then follow. That creates an unusual situation: Instead of a standard 2 p.m. start, Williams and Kerber won't know exactly when their match will begin. Anderson will certainly appreciate the chance to put his feet up ahead of Sunday's final, while Nadal and Djokovic — who have a combined 29 Grand Slam titles between them, five at Wimbledon — push each other some more. Anderson's fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as his semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill. "He stayed the course incredibly well," said the No. 9 seed Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his first major semifinal. "Just disappointed to lose. I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didn't happen." Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty. "That definitely brings a smile to my face," said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. "At that stage, you're just trying to fight in every single moment, and I was like, 'Just get up!'" The No. 8 seed Anderson eliminated eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a 13-11 fifth set in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Between that and the energy-sapper against Isner, it's hard to imagine how Anderson will have much left for his second Slam final. Wimbledon doesn't use tiebreakers in the fifth set for men, or third set for women, so there's nothing to prevent a match from continuing ad infinitum. Both Isner and Anderson said they'd like to see that change. At one point in the fifth set, a spectator shouted, "Come on, guys! We want to see Rafa!" The 6-foot-8 Anderson and 6-10 Isner go way back, to their college days, Isner at Georgia, Anderson at Illinois. In the pros, Isner had won eight of 11 previous matchups. But this one was as close as can be. There wasn't a whole lot of intrigue, or momentum shifts. The serving, though, was something else. Isner pounded his at up to 142 mph; Anderson reached 136 mph. They combined for 102 aces: 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. "The effort they both put in and the performance and the guts, the way they competed — a lot to be proud of," said Justin Gimelstob, one of Isner's coaches. Both failed to seize early opportunities. Isner wasted a set point in the opener. Anderson served for the third at 5-3, got broken, and then had a pair of set points in that tiebreaker, double-faulting one away. By the latter stages, with break chances so rare, murmurs would spread through the Centre Court stands whenever a game's returner got to love-15 or love-30. Could we be about to see the sixth and last break of a match that would end up with 90 holds? Repeatedly, the answer was, of course, "No," even when Anderson held break points at 7-all, 10-all and 17-all. The 10-all game ended with Isner hitting a forehand passing winner on the run to hold, then letting his momentum carry him directly to his sideline chair, where he plopped himself down. By the end, he was looking exhausted, leaning over to rest a hand on a knee between points. "I feel pretty terrible," Isner said afterward. "My left heel is killing me and I have an awful blister on my right foot." He never got a break point in the fifth set. Anderson finally came through on his sixth for a 25-24 lead, when Isner wearily put a backhand into the net. Then Anderson served out the victory, with Isner sailing a forehand wide on match point. Soon, they were meeting for an embrace......»»

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

Serena ready for royal date with Meghan at Wimbledon

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Germany's Julia Gorges in their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Two games in, Edgar Charcos already making waves for Perps

It seems that Edgar Charcos is already enjoying his stay in the NCAA. For his debut donning the Perpetual Altas uniform, he has already made noise as the scoring guard for Coach Frankie Lim's offense. And two games in, it seems the team is trying to brand themselves as no pushovers. Perpetual had taken two-time defending champion San Beda to the limit, and could have tied the game if it were not for the heroics of Robert Bolick on the defensive end. In that game, Charcos led the team in scoring with 14 markers. The Altas had scored a big win, their first of the season over revamped Letran, 78-75. And if it were not for the former UE Red Warrior's career-high 27 points, Perps may have already sunk to a 0-2 start. Charcos could have had more if he wasn’t saddled with four fouls in the first half where he scored 21, leading him to miss the entire third period altogether. "Charcos had a good game but he had four fouls. Masyado siya naging agresibo kanina," coach Frankie Lim said of his player's game. In facing Letran, he faced his teammate of two years in Recto, Bonbon Batiller, and of course, the two had some friendly banter. "Siguro challenge yun sa akin kasi alam niya rin yung laro ko, nagsama kami. Kaya ayun, hindi ko pinansin mga sinasabi niya, focused pa rin," Charcos said after the game. "Hindi naman ako inaasar, sinasabihan lang na 'dahan-dahan' ka lang. May plano talaga si coach na tumakbo ako so ayun." As for playing under Lim, who is returning from a seven-year coaching hiatus, the 5'8”guard beamed and praised his new mentor. "Sobrang galing niya mag-motivate, lahat parang tinuturo isa-isa, hindi yung kani-kaniya kami. Andyan siya lagi pag may problema kami. May mga problema kami, sinasabihan niya kami." In his first two games, Lim had already entrusted with him a major role in the offense, something Charcos could not pass up, and does his best to repay the trust given to him. "Di ko na inisip siguro [ang responsibilidad] kasi kailangan talaga mag-step up. Tulungan lang kami. Siguro challenge sa sarili ko. Syempre new school ko to, lakasan lang ng loob. Gawin mo ang pinapagawa niya sa akin." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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

Wimbledon final: Serena shocked, Kerber pumped

  LONDON, United Kingdom – Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, just 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter.  The 36-year-old American eased past Germany's Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 and will face another German, Angelique ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

LONDON --- It's almost as if Serena Williams never left. Even after more than a year away from the tour, even after a health scare while having a baby a little more than 10 months ago, Williams is still capable of dominance. Especially at Wimbledon, where she's one victory from an eighth championship. A relatively routine 6-2, 6-4 semifinal victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday put Williams into her 10th final at the All England Club and moved her closer to a 24th Grand Slam title, which would equal Margaret Court's record. "It's crazy. I don't even know how to feel, you know, because literally, I didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tourname...Keep on reading: Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News

Arrested gunmen of Mayor Bote name ‘mastermind’

TWO captured suspects in the assassination of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote on July 3 identified the “brains” behind the killing of the well-loved local official, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said yesterday. Suspects Florencio Suarez and Robert Gumacay’s revelations are now the subject of….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Calumpang village chief is acting Liga head

VILLAGE chief Robert Niño of Brgy. Calumpang in Molo district is the acting president of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) in Iloilo City. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-Iloilo City) director and lawyer Ferdinand Panes said they received a copy of the confirmation from the National Liga Board designating Niño as the […] The post Calumpang village chief is acting Liga head appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Serena sets sights on eighth Wimbledon title

LONDON -- As Serena Williams prepares for her 35th Grand Slam semi-final, the American star says a fear of failure is driving her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 11th, 2018Related News

1,778 examinees pass the Architect Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,778 out of 3,177 passed the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) given by the Board of Architecture headed by its Chairman, Arch. Robert S. Sac and board member, Arch. Robert M. Mirafuente. The examination was held in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi last June 28 and 30, 2018. [...] The post 1,778 examinees pass the Architect Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News