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Startups wanted for fourth season of CNN’s The Final Pitch

The Final Pitch is set to return for its fourth season on CNN Philippines later this year in September. Today, CNN is looking for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to connect with some of the most established businesspeople and investors in the country. “We can’t wait for our entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with the help of […].....»»

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Frida, Mexico s famous rescue dog, retires

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired from duty Monday, June 24. Frida, who adorably sniffed through the rubble in her protective goggles and booties in the hours after ........»»

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Kiefer Ravena looking forward to Governor s Cup as he re-joins NLEX in practice

Just hours after his first practice back with the National Team, Kiefer Ravena also re-joined his mother team, the NLEX Road Warriors, for practice, Tuesday morning at the FCL Center in Katipunan.  The 25-year old Ravena, the number two overall draft pick in the 2017 PBA, had his stellar rookie campaign cut short after being handed a suspension by FIBA for failing a random drug test in 2018.  The suspension encompassed not only Ravena's international play, but also his professional play here at home.  Now, with just two months left before his suspension is up and three months to go before he can return to the court with NLEX, Ravena is treating his first practice back like it was his first ever practice with the team.  "I treated it as a normal practice, just like my first day last year," Ravena shared with the media during a post-practice scrum. "I want to make it routine as possible, to hasten the process, to get back to my rhythm, especially, ibang team ‘to eh, NLEX ‘to eh, so every time na nandito ako, yung priority ko is to really think about what’s happening now first, and then pag nasa Gilas, sa hapon, yun naman ng pino-proseso ko." Apart from being able to return to basketball activities, Ravena said that he can also finally watch games as well, and he will be in the house on Friday when his Road Warriors take on Rain or Shine this Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.  "It was a good practice, we have a game on Friday against Rain or Shine. I’m excited to watch, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a basketball game. I’ll be there to watch and support the team." More than just finally being able to run with his squad, Ravena said he just missed simply being around his NLEX family.  "Yung trabaho mismo, yung pupunta ka dito, yung pupunta ka talaga dito mismo to practice, talk to your teammates, do something that I love doing, which is play basketball, just being around my teammates, yun yung pinaka-namiss ko." With the Road Warriors sitting at the bottom of the standings with a 1-7 slate and just three games left in the ongoing 2019 PBA Governor's Cup, it's highly unlikely that NLEX makes a playoff push. As early as now however, Ravena and the team are already getting ready for the third conference, the Governor's Cup.  "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin." By the time the Governor's Cup rolls in, Ravena hopes to have with him a fully healthy NLEX squad. Right now, the team has been ravaged by injuries, with their other key playmaker Kevin Alas being sidelined with another ACL injury and veterans in Larry Fonacier, JR Quinahan and RJ Jazul still working their way back.  Ravena is also excited to finally share the court with new faces in Jericho Cruz and Poy Erram. Import Olu Ashaolu is also back with the Road Warriors and is expected to debut on Friday as part of their preparation for the third conference.  "With Jericho coming it, healthy si Poy, healthy is JR, with Olu, me and Kevin, si Jazul, he’s healthy, si Larry pa nandiyan, I think we’re ready to take steps back," said Ravena. "Our goal is to really win it all in the third conference, but we have to take it a day at a time." With three months to go before he makes his long-awaited NLEX return, Ravena is making sure that the team gets into a groove before the start of the Governor's Cup. Being away from the team and not being able to contribute was a difficult experience, Ravena said. Now, he's happy to be able to help the team out, even if it's just in practice for now.  "Siyempre, medyo mahirap, kasi parang medyo helpless ka, nanonood ka lang sa TV, wala kang magawa para makatulong, kahit gustong-gusto mo maka-tulong." Soon enough, 'The Phenom' will be back on the floor, and that can only mean good things for the Road Warriors.  "Pero at the end of the day, tapos na ‘yon, ilang buwan na lang aantayin ko, at least ngayon, eto, makakatulong na ako sa practice. Ito na yung quote-unquote ambag ko sa kanila to make us better for the next three games." "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin," he added. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Pacman, magko-concert kahit walang hilig sa kanya ang kanta

SA kabila ng pagiging busy, wari’y kulang pa yata ang mga makabuluhang gawain ni Senator Manny Pacquiao na balitang magkakaroon ng major concert sa September 1. Ilang beses nang naiulat na numero unong absentee ang boxer-turned-politician sa Senado, eto’t may dahilan na naman siya para lumiban sa mga session bilang paghahanda sa kanyang kauna-unahang concert. Naalala tuloy namin ang guesting ni ........»»

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Angat Dam may be back to operational state by September

It would take approximately three months for Angat Dam—Metro Manila’s main water source—to return to its operational state, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Syria regime air strikes kill 4 civilians – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian regime air strikes killed 4 civilians including two children Sunday, June 23, in a northwestern bastion of opposition, a Britain-based war monitor said. The Idlib region of some 3 million people is supposed to be protected by a September buffer zone deal , but the jihadist-run enclave has come ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Dam Easy way to protect from floods

'Dam Easy' way to protect from floods The Manila Times Since it was launched by All Weather Industries (AWI) in Ireland in September 2017, Dam Easy Flood Barriers quickly took the country by.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

    MANILA, Philippines – The Batangas City Athletics will be the third team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) foray to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in September. This was bared by MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes Saturday night, June 22, after being informed by event organizers that the Tanduay-backed Athletics have been ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

WWE returns to Manila in September 2019

WWE returns to Manila in September 2019 Rappler WWE is set to hold another show in the Philippines after 3 years......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.” The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017, the company said, adding it would replace batteries free of charge. A number of countries are covered […] The post Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Ilocos Sur celebrates 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

VIGAN CITY, June 21 (PIA) - Ilocos Sur not only celebrates the heroism of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal on June 30, a national non-working holiday honoring his death, but also on J.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

By Brett Martel, Associated Press METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause and traditional New Orleans jazz as they walked into the Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with so much more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago. Williamson, who was in New York a night earlier when the Pelicans made him the NBA’s top overall draft choice, smiled and looked relaxed in his blue suit and white designer sneakers. When the music was turned down and it was time for Williamson to address the gathering, he spoke with an easy manor and kept his comments short and simple. He promised maximum effort and flexibility, but stopped short of forecasting the type of greatness for himself that so many others have predicted. “I look at things from a realistic point of view,” Williamson began during his formal introduction to his first professional home on Friday evening (Saturday, PHL time). He called the praise being showered upon him “a bit much,” and reminded everyone that he is still a couple weeks short of his 19th birthday. “I haven’t played one (NBA) game yet, so I look at it just like that,” Williamson said. “I’m just trying to contribute to the team.” The 6'7", 285-pound forward will probably do a lot more than that, given the force of nature he was in his one season at Duke. He averaged 22.6 points for the Blue Devils and was voted to the ACC’s All-Defensive Team. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds, 2.12 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. Pelicans new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has sought to temper expectations by asserting that Williamson is “not the savior” of the small market franchise that was won two playoff series since relocating from Charlotte in 2002. Griffin also has stated repeatedly that veteran guard Jrue Holiday is the unquestioned leader of the team — which didn’t seem to bother Williamson at all. Williamson visited New Orleans for just a day of meetings before the draft and had dinner at renowned Uptown restaurant Commanders Palace. This second trip is expected to span at least the weekend, and dinner at a downtown steak place was on tap Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), followed by his first community service event at a playground in eastern New Orleans on Saturday. His parents and siblings also have made the trip, and they were expected to help the Pelicans’ newest star look for a place to live. Williamson said he enjoyed the televised images of fans in New Orleans celebrating wildly in a downtown street upon his selection. “I didn’t think I deserved all that,” he said with a smile, “but it was just passion for the team.” Even Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and owner Gayle Benson struggled to contain their enthusiasm for Williamson’s arrival. “To receive the No. 1 pick in the draft is a prize any sports team would covet; this one is different,” Benson said. “We could not have asked for a better player with more potential on the court. More importantly, we could not have hoped for a better person to represent and help lead our franchise into this new chapter.” Added Gentry, “You don’t get to coach guys like this very often. When you’re lucky enough to have a generational player like that that you’re going to be able to coach, you relish just the honor of being able to coach a guy like that.” “You have to have the talent, but you have to have people that have the character that he has. It’s going to be enjoyable to see the style of basketball that we’re going to play. He more than fits into it. It’s going to be exciting to watch.” Williamson said it is easy for him to take such comments — and superstar treatment from fans — in stride. “The thing that keeps me grounded is, I just always think about the times when, like, it was just me, my stepdad and a basketball on an outdoor court,” he said. The Pelicans had the right to draft Williamson first overall after an unlikely victory in the NBA’s draft lottery last month. Before the lottery, odds were that Williamson would wind up in one of the NBA’s largest markets with the New York Knicks. Instead, he’ll be in one of the smallest. But his stepfather, Lee Anderson, said New Orleans was exactly where he was hoping his stepson would go. “I am so thankful,” Anderson said. “I thought this city would be a great place to go, and God worked it out.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

WWE Live Manila explodes September 20

WWE Live Manila explodes September 20 - The Manila Times Online The Manila Times The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will return to the Philippines after three years with the WWE Live Manila on S.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

Ilocos Sur celebrates 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

VIGAN CITY, June 21 (PIA) - Ilocos Sur not only celebrates the heroism of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal on June 30, a national non-working holiday honoring his death, but also on J.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

WWE Live returns to the Philippines

WWE will return to the Philippines for the first time in three years when WWE LIVE MANILA comes to the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 20......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

NegOr Among Pilot Areas for PhilSys Registration in Sept

The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) mass registration for all Filipino residents is expected to start in September this year in selected priority areas in the country. In an orientation conference with partner agencies, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region7 Regional Director Ariel Florendo disclosed that 2nd District of Negros Oriental in Central Visayas is among the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

NegOr among pilot areas for PhilSys registration in Sept

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jun. 6 (PIA)--The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) mass registration for all Filipino residents is expected to start in September this year in selected priority areas in.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

June 20 declared holiday in Dagupan City

DAGUPAN CITY, June 19 (PIA) -- The Malacanang Palace has declared June 20, Thursday, as a special non-working day in Dagupan City to enable Dagupenos to celebrate and participate in the observance.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

NegOr among pilot areas for PhilSys registration in Sept

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jun. 6 (PIA)--The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) mass registration for all Filipino residents is expected to start in September this year in selected priority areas in.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News