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SE Asian markets- Indonesia cuts losses, Manila extends fall Recorder

SE Asian markets: Indonesia cuts losses, Manila extends fall Business Recorder Indonesian stocks cut losses to close slightly lower on Thursday as a surprise interest rate reduction by the central ba.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News3 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Jr. Pirates scare off Braves to seize solo second in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 7-1 LPU 6-3 CSB-LSGH 5-3 Arellano 5-3 JRU 4-4 Letran 4-5 Perpetual 4-5 Mapua 3-5 San Sebastian 2-5 EAC 1-7 John Barba and Mac Guadana were not letting Lyceum of the Philippines University get denied a shot at school history in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament and propelled the Jr. Pirates right through Arellano High School, 81-64, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Guadana remained a force with 16 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and two steals while Barba remained on the rise with 19 markers, five boards, and two dimes. Those two remained the fuel for the Jr. Pirates' drive back into the win column now at 6-3. More importantly, those two allowed the Cavite-based squad to register its best first round finish in school history. "Masaya kami kasi first time lang sa history ng Lyceum na second kami sa dulo ng first round," a more than satisfied head coach JC Docto said post-game. Impact rookie Gyle Montano and returning forward Matthew Ragasa also provided a big boost off the bench with the former finishing with 12 points and four rebounds and the latter ending with 10 markers and seven boards. Thanks to that total team effort, LPU wasted no time in moving forward following a close loss to traditional powerhouse San Beda High School last Tuesday. Still, coach JC and his wards know full well they haven't won anything yet. As he put it, "Swak pa rin naman sa goal namin. Ang goal namin, top 1 o top 2 kasi mga nakaraang season, goal namin top 4 tas lagi kaming nabitin." He then continued, "So kailangan pa namin mag-work hard lalo." For the Braves, Adrian Rellama fronted the effort with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists while Chris Recto also added 11 markers and six boards. BOX SCORES LPU 81 - Barba 19, Guadana 16, Montano 12, Ragasa 10, Garing 8, Omandac 7, Caduyac 3, Garro 3, Panganiban 3, Dumon 0, Gamlanga 0, Caringal 0, Santos 0, Dejelo 0, Gudmalin 0. ARELLANO 64 - Rellama 13, Recto 11, Nepomuceno 9, Villarante 9, Tolentino 7, Salinel 5, Lopez 4, Lime 2, Sahali 2, Templonuevo 2, Cuenco 0, Sablaon 0, Tan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-14, 37-31, 60-50, 81-64. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days. The TV cameras following his every move on the back nine at East Lake were the first hint it was going well. A leaderboard on the 18th green confirmed it. "I saw I was in first," he said. "Happy with the day." Schauffele didn't come seriously close to a bogey in a 6-under 64 that was the best score of the opening round by two shots. It was only worth a share of the lead with Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka in a Tour Championship where players started with better scores to par than others depending on their place in the FedEx Cup. Thomas, who started at 10-under par and a two-shot lead as the No. 1 seed, still led despite having trouble finding the fairway. That was the least of his problems on the back nine. He hit pitching wedge into the water for double bogey and missed a pair of 3-foot putts for a 70. Instead of being six shots behind Schauffele, who started at 4 under as the No. 8 seed, Thomas was tied for the lead. Koepka, the No. 3 seed who started three shots behind, birdied three of his last four holes for a 67 to join them at 10 under. "It's weird on Thursday to be three back after a couple of holes," Koepka said of the start. "It's nice to close that gap on Day 1." Rory McIlroy, five shots behind at the start as the No. 5 seed, had a 66 and was one shot behind at 9 under going into the second round. Over the next three days, it should look and feel like a normal tournament. The score to par is all that matters in deciding who wins the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize. And after one day, it was setting up to be a shootout. The top five players were separated by five shots at the start, and that number was at 12 players by the end of the day. That included Paul Casey, who felt a new kind of anticipation for a Thursday. "After five holes, I wanted to see scores. I never usually care about what's going on after five holes," said Paul Casey, who shot 66. He started eight shots behind as the No. 16 seed and cut that margin in half after one round. The concern was that Thomas, who won last week at Medinah, might post another low score and build a huge lead. It didn't work out that way. "We've got a golf event now," Casey said. "This is kind of cool. Looks like it's working." There were a few other moments that indicated this Thursday was different from all others in golf. Thomas made the turn at 1 under, and as the walking scorer brought the sign across the road and onto the 10th tee, one fans was shocked to see him at 11 under until he said, "That's right — he started at 10 under." Schauffele was at 10 under when he approached the 18th green to face a 6-foot birdie putt. "I had a putt for 59 on the last hole," he said with a smile. "That's what (Matt) Kuchar told me. I looked at him the same way. Got it." Patrick Cantlay, the No. 2 seed who began two shots behind, shared the lead briefly until two bogeys over the last five holes for a 70. It wasn't a good day, yet he still was only two shots behind. Thomas missed a 3-foot par putt on No. 12. On the par-3 15th, which played 60 yards shorter than usual, his wedge was right all the way and found the water. And on the 17th, he hit wedge to 3 feet only to see his birdie putt spin 270 degrees around and out of the cup. He salvaged the day with a good drive — only his sixth fairway of the round — that set up a two-putt birdie. "It's fine," Thomas said. "I'm tied for the lead." Schauffele won the Tour Championship two years ago in a situation that led to this change in format. FedEx Cup points accrued during the regular season and quadrupled in the postseason were reset to give everyone a chance. The top five players only had to win the tournament to capture the FedEx Cup, and odds of winning the bonus were higher as the position in the standings got lower. Schauffele, a rookie in 2017, was the No. 26 seed when he won the tournament. The FedEx Cup went to Thomas, who was the No. 2 seed and finished one shot behind. There were two winners that day and mixed emotions. Thomas had never been so irritated winning $10 million. Now, the reward for a good season and two playoff events is a lower score under par to start the Tour Championship, and the lowest score to par at the end of the week wins $15 million. "I think everyone needed help from J.T.," said Schauffele, a phrase usually only heard going into the final round, not on a Thursday. "If J.T. went out and shot a pair of 65s, I don't think the tour would be very happy and I don't think the rest of the field would be happy. "But it looks to be a good tournament so far.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 23rd, 2019Related News

Former Salugpungan teacher wants total closure of schools

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (PIA) -- "Wala nay temporary close, e-abolish na jud."A former student and teacher of Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanogon calls for the total abolition of his former.....»»

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

Olympiakos, Dinamo Zagreb win Champs League playoff 1st legs

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb took big steps toward returning to the Champions League group stage with convincing wins in the first leg of their playoff-round games on Wednesday. Olympiakos scored three late goals to beat Russian debutant Krasnodar 4-0, and Dinamo struck twice in the first half hour in a 2-0 win over Rosenborg. Young Boys was the only home team not to win, needing a 76th-minute penalty awarded by video review — and scored by French veteran Guillaume Hoarau — to secure a 2-2 draw with Red Star Belgrade. Red Star, playing its seventh qualifying game in seven weeks, is trying to advance from the first qualifying round to the group stage in back-to-back seasons. Olympiakos played the first of its 18 Champions League campaigns more than a decade before Krasnodar was founded in 2008. The Greek runner-up took the lead in the 30th through Spanish forward Miguel Ángel Guerrero. A flurry of goals from the 78th minute by Lazar Randelovic, twice, and Daniel Podence gave Krasnodar a daunting task in the second leg next Tuesday. Once a Champions League regular, Rosenborg trailed to an early penalty by Dinamo's Bruno Petkovic, and Mislav Orsic doubled the lead in the 28th. Red Star, the 1991 European champion, trailed to a seventh-minute goal by Young Boys forward Roger Assalé that was leveled in the 18th by Australia defender Milos Degenek's looping header. Mateo Garcia put the Serbian champion ahead a minute into the second half, before Hourau came off the bench to level from the spot. The 35-year-old former France international went close to winning the game for the Swiss champion with a glancing header in the 89th......»»

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

Enriquez resumes hunt in Cotabato age-group tennis tournament

  Sydney Enriquez hopes to flash top form coming off a break as she shoots for another two-title sweep in the PPS-PEPP Cotabato City national age group tennis tournament, which started Thursday at the Cotabato City Tennis Society courts. Close to 200 players are vying for top honors in various divisions in the Group 2 […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2019Related News

Cignal HD, Petron clash in KO face-off

Worthy challenger Cignal HD is looking to pull off a mission that no team has come close to achieving in the past two years. Reigning champion Petron, on the other hand, looks to stay on track for a three-peat feat......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2019Related News

PVL: Cool Smashers keep unbeaten slate intact

Defending champion Creamline recovered from a third set meltdown as the Cool Smashers grabbed their fourth straight victory, 25-10, 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, over BanKo on Wednesday to remain undefeated in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Alyssa Valdez led four Creamline players in double figures with 26 points built on 18 kills, six service aces and two kill blocks. The Cool Smashers kept a tight grip of the solo lead after a hard-fought game that started two hours late after the first two games in the triple-bill playdate went into five sets.   “We have a lot of histories with Banko every time since the first season, lagi kaming nagtatapat sa semis tapos maglalaglagan kami. I guess kilala na namin isa’t isa, yung mga tendencies, capabilites, abilities, more than the skills,” said Valdez, who added 15 digs. “May puso talaga [ang BanKo]. They play with heart, mahirap talunin ang ganung klaseng team,” she added. Jema Galanza posted 16 points, Michele Gumabao got 12 while Risa Sato chipped in 11 markers for Creamline, which pounded 54 attack points behind Jia Morado’s 22 excellent sets. The Cool Smashers had a chance to close the match in the third set when they built an 11-3 lead before the Perlas Spikers got their momentum back, sparking a 10-0 assault to take a 13-11 advantage on their way to handing Creamline its first set loss of the conference. The Cool Smashers again got a scare from BanKo early in the fourth set before tying the frame at 14. The two squads engaged in a seesaw battle with Perlas Spikers veteran Sue Roces tying it at 21. Creamline answered with three straight points to move at match point before BanKo threatened to extend the set with the Cool Smashers committing consecutive errors, 23-24. Gumabao ended the match with a kill block on Nicole Tiamzon.          Dzi Gervacio led the Perlas Spikers, who fell to 2-2 slate, with 16 points with all but one coming off spikes while Kathy Bersola and Tiamzon had 13 and 10, respectively.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2019Related News

10-men Ajax struggles to draw in Champions League qualifying

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Champions League semifinalist Ajax faces a fight to qualify for this season's group stage after drawing at Cypriot team APOEL Nicosia 0-0 in the first leg of their playoff on Tuesday. Ajax started strongly but APOEL came close to winning the game in the last half hour, with Andrija Pavlovic heading against the bar and Ajax goalkeeper André Onana forced to make excellent saves. Ajax played the last 10 minutes with 10 men after right back Noussair Mazraoui was sent off in the 80th minute for a second yellow card. "We gave the ball away too easily and we must improve next week," Ajax forward and captain Dusan Tadic said. "I expect the same compact defensive zone from APOEL in the second game. But we need to play much better in the second leg." The four-time European champion has to play qualifying because of the relatively low UEFA ranking of the Dutch league, which it won last season. Ajax scraped through the previous round of qualifying, beating Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki 5-4 on aggregate. Also, Czech club Slavia Prague is on target to reach the group stage for the first time in 12 years after beating CFR Cluj 1-0 away in their first leg. Lukas Masopust scored from a corner in the first half. Romanian champion Cluj saw Mario Rondon hit the woodwork and Billel Omrani's penalty saved. It's been six years since a Romanian club last reached the group stage. Belgium's Brugge won at LASK Linz 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Hans Vanaken, and could play in the group stage for the third time in four seasons if it holds on in the second leg. All second-leg games are next week......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2019Related News

A new frontier in int’l rivalries

  SEEMINGLY out of the blue, United States President Donald Trump told his aides to look into purchasing Greenland, in a report published in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal last Friday, August 16. Greenland, the world’s biggest island and part of the Kingdom of Norway, is located way north of the US close […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 21st, 2019Related News

San Beda drubs LPU in finals rematch, Stags deny Knights in OT

MANILA, Philippines – The dynastic San Beda Red Lions reasserted their mastery over finals foes Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Pirates with an 88-67 blowout win in the NCAA Season 95 tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Tuesday, August 20. Off a close 70-64 lead midway through the 4th quarter, San Beda emphatically proved ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 20th, 2019Related News

FIBA: Wright out almost a week for Gilas Pilipinas with foot injury

The good news is that Matthew Wright has no ligament tears in his foot. The bad news is he’s still out for almost a week and is doubtful to play as Gilas Pilipinas takes on Australia’s Adelaide 36ers for their final two practice games ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Following Monday’s practice, Wright was hurt and was diagnosed with a peroneal tendon strain. “It’s not a tear, which is good, because that’s what I felt at first when I felt the pop. But the ligament is intact and they just said maybe 4-5 days of rest,” Wright said. “I’m not gonna lie it’s pretty painful [to miss practice days]. All I can do is go day-by-day, work with [coach] Dex to strengthen it,” he added Wright was definitely terrified when he just randomly got hurt during practice Monday. Fortunately, he just needs rest. But as the World Cup looms, it’s frustrating for him to get hurt so close to the World Championships. “It happened during the 5-on-5, no contact. I was fine then right when I felt it I just sat down, it was too painful to continue. I was worried at first but I feel a lot confident now coming from the doctor,” Wright said. “It’s unfortunate because we don’t have a lot of time. I don’t know if I’ll be able to play in the tuneup game, which is disappointing for me. But injuries are part of the game. I just hope it heals faster, we don’t have a lot of time to waste and I want to be in top shape heading into the tournament,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 20th, 2019Related News

Kenny Leck: Living the book lover s dream

MANILA, Philippines – “Feed the cats, reply to emails, receive shipments, process stocks, serve customers, maintain the neatness of the bookstore, reply to emails, serve customers, feed the cats, reply to more emails, and close the bookstore for the end of the day.” This is what a typical ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 20th, 2019Related News

More companies close in on maiden share sale

More companies close in on maiden share sale.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceAug 20th, 2019Related News

Woods shoots par but won t get to defend Tour Championship

WASHINGTON, USA – A season that saw Tiger Woods capture his 15th major title by winning the Masters came to a close for the 43-year-old star at the PGA BMW Championship on Sunday, August 18.  Woods fired a final-round par 72 over the same Medinah course where he won the 1999 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2019Related News

Lampard s Chelsea homecoming ruined as Leicester earns draw

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Frank Lampard climbed the steps in the tunnel and emerged to rapturous applause from Chelsea fans, a flame display and a giant banner at one end of Stamford Bridge that read "Welcome Home Super Frank." "The stuff of dreams," Lampard described his homecoming on Sunday. He couldn't mark it with a victory, though. Lampard's winless run as manager of the club where he is the record scorer and one of its greatest players extended to three games after Leicester fought back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Premier League. "It's very early for us," Lampard said after his first home match in charge of Chelsea. "We have to be patient as we are working toward something." After a 4-0 loss at Manchester United on the opening weekend of the Premier League and then a penalty-shootout defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday, Chelsea couldn't hold on to the lead given by youngster Mason Mount's seventh-minute goal. Holding midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was at fault for that goal after being dispossessed by Mount on the edge of Leicester's area, but he made amends by scoring the equalizer. James Maddison swung over the corner and Ndidi rose higher than marker Cesar Azpilicueta to plant a firm header into the corner. Chelsea struggled in the second half, perhaps through fatigue having been taken to extra time by Liverpool in the Super Cup, which finished after midnight local time in Turkey. Leicester wasted a clear chance to take all three points when Maddison weaved past Chelsea's static defense in the 73rd minute only to blaze over from point-blank range. "It's a results business," Lampard said. "It's strange because the performance against Manchester United overall made me happier than today, even though it was a 4-0 result. We need both. "There were frustrations. If there were frustrations in the crowd, there were frustrations in the team and on the bench." While Chelsea has started the season disappointingly under Lampard, Leicester — highly fancied to break into the top six under Brendan Rodgers — is also without a win after opening with a 0-0 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. "The top six is always going to be difficult," Rodgers said, "but we have got to be aggressive and dominate, whatever arena you are playing in, home or away, and you saw that from my team today." BLADES LOOKING SHARP Sheffield United is comfortably settling back into the Premier League after its return to the top flight after a 12-year absence. A 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday followed up a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on the opening weekend. Only Liverpool and Arsenal have more than Sheffield United's four points from two games. John Lundstram was the team's matchwinner, the midfielder finishing from close range in the 47th minute after Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita could only tip away a driven cross into the box. Palace has yet to score a goal this season, having started with a 0-0 home draw against Everton......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 19th, 2019Related News

Bale and Benzema lead Madrid to opening Spanish league win

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Zinedine Zidane's revamped Real Madrid got the spark it needed from a couple of veterans to get off to a winning start in the Spanish league. In the absence of injured new signing Eden Hazard, it was Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale who contributed with goals and assists as Madrid comfortably won at Celta Vigo 3-1 on Saturday. Bale, who many thought would be gone from the squad by now, set up Benzema's opening goal, then Toni Kroos and Lucas Vázquez added to the lead in a match in which Madrid played most of the second half with 10 men following a red card to Luka Modric. After Madrid's attempts to transfer Bale failed, Zidane started the Wales forward at Balaídos Stadium. "He is going to stay," said Zidane, who last month was outspoken about Bale's transfer being good for everyone. "We have reason to feel positive about all the players that we have in the squad right now." It was Madrid's first away win since Zidane returned as coach late last season. The team is trying to rebound from one of its worst campaigns in decades, when it was out of title contention several weeks before the end of last season. "It was important to get off to a good start," Zidane said. "It was great to get the three points in a difficult away match like this. We leave with a good feeling." Benzema opened the scoring from close range after Bale's perfectly timed low cross in front of the goal in the 12th minute. Modric was sent off early in the second half after video review showed he fouled an opponent from behind. Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a spectacular reflex save off a close-range header on the ensuing free kick, and moments later Kroos added to Madrid's lead with a superb long-range shot into the top corner. Substitute Vázquez sealed the victory after a pass by Benzema following a nifty spin move by the French striker outside the area. Without Hazard, who picked up a muscle injury in a training session on Friday, Zidane began the season with a 4-3-3 formation; Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane were flanked by Marcelo and Odriozola in the defense, Casemiro guarded Kroos and Modric in midfield, and Vinícius Jr. joined Benzema and Bale in the attack. Playmaker James Rodríguez, who also was expected to leave in the offseason after his loan to Bayern Munich ended, was on the bench. On Friday, two-time defending champion Barcelona lost at Athletic Bilbao 1-0 for its first opening defeat in a decade. VALENCIA'S LATE SETBACK Valencia was held by Real Sociedad to a heartbreaking 1-1 draw at home after conceding an equalizer in stoppage time shortly after missing a penalty kick that would have increased its lead. Forward Kevin Gameiro had a chance to seal the victory five minutes into injury time but sent his shot from the spot over the crossbar. Mikel Oyazarbal evened the match by converting his own shot from the spot after a player on the Valencia wall touched the ball with his hand on a free kick. OTHER RESULTS Granada rallied from two goals down in the final 20 minutes of its 4-4 draw at Villarreal, while promoted Mallorca edged Eibar 2-1. Osasuna, another team back in the top flight, won at Leganés 1-0......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 18th, 2019Related News

PVL: Motolite grabs first win

Motolite rediscovered its competitive form that was missing in its debut as the squad barged in the win column with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19, drubbing of debuting Chef’s Classics on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Passing the ball better than in its straight sets loss to defending champion Creamline last Wednesday, setter Iris Tolenada steered Motolite on the right direction for a 1-1 win-loss record. Myla Pablo paced Motolite with game-high 20 points with 17 coming off attacks. Tots Carlos added nine markers while Tolenada tallied 15 of Motolite’s 25 excellent sets to erase the squad’s embarrassing total of four dishes the last time out. Although Motolite played better than in its opener, head coach Godfrey Okumu still saw flaws that they need to address. “Today’s game that was not good. We won, yes, but we are still slow on some things. The speed of the ball, the movement, we are still working on that. We’ve been training hard yesterday and I think that’s the only way,” he said. “We won, congratulations to my team, our opponents played well and they gave us something we can think about but we still need to work hard,” Okumu added. Motolite had shaky start as the Red Spikers kept the game close. Motolite mounted an 8-1 scoring blitz to turn a 9-12 deficit to a 17-13 lead and never looked back. Pablo sparked Motolite’s early separation in the third set to wrap up the match. Nieza Viray was the only Chef’s Classics player in double figures with 10 points. Skipper Justine Tiu and Cecilia Bangad combined for 14 markers in a lost cause for the Red Spikers, who played the first of their back-to-back weekend games. Chef’s Classics will take on Creamline on Sunday.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2019Related News

Defense authorities concerned about POGO proximity to military installations

Security officials expressed their concern over the presence of Chinese-dominated online gaming operations close to key military installations......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2019Related News

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Buldoser

«Saan ko hahanapin ang heograpiya ng gunita na kasabay na tinibag ng pagbuldoser sa lupa?” “Buldoser” by Nikki Mae Recto, a writer-accountant from Valenzuela BERN, SWITZERLAND (MindaNews / 16 Aug) — Today was one of the few times that I could watch up close a house being demolished. From my vantage point twelve floors up […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleAug 16th, 2019Related News