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Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

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Firm starts supplying water in Jaro district

SOUTH Balibago Resources, Inc (SBRI) has started distributing water to several barangays and subdivisions in Jaro, Iloilo City. The P500-million Jaro Water Supply and Distribution Project produces 10,000 cubic meters daily and can supply 12,000 households and establishments. The project includes a 10,000-cubic meter per day water treatment plant sourcing water from the Jalaur River; […] The post Firm starts supplying water in Jaro district appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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‘Papillon’—new film adaptation of famous prison escape account

A Frenchman unjustly convicted of murder forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter who helps him plan his escape. Directed by Michael Noer, "Papillon" is based on the international best-selling autobiographical books "Papillon" and "Banco," as well as the 1973 film adaptation written by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. In Paris 1931, safecracker Henri "Papillon" Charrire (Charlie Hunnam) steals a small fortune in diamonds for local gangster Castili (Christopher Fairbank). But Castili double-crosses Papillon and frames him for murder, sending Papillon to a life sentence at the infamous penal colony in French Guiana. On a ship bound for the remote South Ame...Keep on reading: ‘Papillon’—new film adaptation of famous prison escape account.....»»

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MPIC subsidiary on track to finish C5 South Link

MPIC subsidiary on track to finish C5 South Link.....»»

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Philippines aims for top-three finish in 2019 SEA Games

After a very successful stint in the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia which saw the Philippines finish 19th out of 46 participating nations, the country aims to finish at least third when the 30th South East Asian Games roll along in the archipelago next year.  In the previous edition held in Kuala Lumpur last year, the Philippines finished sixth out of 11 nations, ending the Games with a 24 golds, 33 silver and 64 bronzes in the medal count. With the country hosting for the first time since the top overall finish in Manila back in 2005, Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas aims to replicate the successful hosting of the events 13 years prior. "I hope it all works out. To perform well. Our goal is to host well. Our goal is to be in the Top 3," Vargas said in between PBA games on Sunday.  Vargas also added that Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who is also the SEA Games organizing committee chairman, had already presented the budget proposal to Congress for appropriation in the 2019 National Budget. With that said, all participating countries will meet again at Clark in Pampanga, which will be the center of the Games, this November to see the progress of the venues there, and possibly add an event, particularly skateboarding to the Games. "We'll surprise you in skateboard. There are two other skateboard artists we're looking at that will really play the game. So we are really blessed with skateboard."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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ASIAN GAMES: Philippine medalists given additional financial incentives

Medalists from the recently-concluded Asian Games just got richer after getting additional financial incentives for their hard work and success. The incentives, which were a sum of the funds given by the MVP Group, San Miguel Corporation and the PBA, were given to the athletes in a special ceremony before the Ginebra-San Miguel tussle at the Big Dome Sunday evening. Bronze medalists were awarded PHP 300,000 while silver medalists got PHP 500,000 and gold medalists were bestowed a prize of PHP 2,000,000 each.  The latter prize was is in addition of the previous incentives awarded by the Philippine government and the private sector of PHP 7,000,000 for the gold medalists. Some medalists were on-hand in the awarding ceremony, including Pauline Lopez (bronze, taekwondo); Agatha Wong (bronze, taijijian, taijiquan); Rogen Ladon (silver, boxing), Hidilyn Diaz (gold, weightlifting), Yuka Saso (gold, golf).  The winning National Sports Associations were also given a cash prize in a ceremony earlier this day. Finishing the quadriennial meet with a 4 gold- 2 silver-15 bronze medal count, the Philippines finished 19 out of 46 participating nations, coming up short of a top-15 finish that the national sports governing bodies had set for themselves, but a noticeable improvement from the 1-3-11 medal haul in the Incheon Games in 2014.  Philippine Olympics Committee (POC) President Ricky Vargas was nonetheless proud of the national athletes, whose countless hours of hard work and dedication had brought pride to the country. "That was difficult. We got 4 golds, which was something that we were very happy with. Also we just hit 19. Yung goal natin maging 15 eh darating rin tayo doon. Or even better," Vargas said after the ceremonies.  The ABAP President also added that additional private sponsors had pledged their support for the athletes in the upcoming South East Asian Games to be held in Clark and Manila late 2019. "They are coming in, and I am very happy that they are coming in. And they have confirmed their support just today. I spoke to some of them who were there in the Owner's Lounge there. So importante yun. Importante rin ang POC, di ba?" "So nag-meeting rin kami with [PSC Chairman William 'Butch] Ramirez and complete support for the South East Asian Games. They're coming to our place. To our home. We will perform well in our home."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.   .....»»

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Number of Asian children dying before their 5th birthday

NEW DELHI --- Although there has been a remarkable decrease in the death rate of children under five in Asia, there are many countries in the region that are still struggling to contain the mortality rate and provide a better survival for the children to stay alive beyond five. According to the World Bank report the survival depends on the country these children are born in and it also mentions that "reducing neonatal mortality between 2000 and 2017 has been 1.5 times slower than for older children (under 5 deaths after the first month of life) for the same period. South Asian children face the most risk of dying before they turn five. Pakistan has the most number of deaths per thous...Keep on reading: Number of Asian children dying before their 5th birthday.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

South Korea Donates P16.2-M to Typhoon-Hit PH

The South Korean embassy in Manila on Tuesday announced a USD300,000 or about P16.2 million-worth of humanitarian assistance to the typhoon-hit regions in the Philippines. “To help relieve the suffering of communities from the typhoon damages, the government of the Republic of Korea had decided to provide the Philippines with humanitarian aid of USD300,000 through […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Roger Federer mulling clay court return in 2019

Team Europe Roger Federer of Switzerland and Team Europe Novak Djokovic of Serbia talk prior to their Men's Doubles match against Team World Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Team World Jack.....»»

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Mazembe bombs out

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo had a penalty saved, two goals disallowed and struck the woodwork as they suffered a shock CAF Champions League exit in Lubumbashi on Friday. Primeiro Agosto of Angola came from behind to force a 1-1 second-leg draw and win the quarter-final on away […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Small North Carolina town latest to feel fury of ‘Florence’

BLADENBORO, North Carolina --- Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military vehicles during a six-hour rescue operation in southeastern North Carolina's Bladen County that lasted into Friday morning. Officials in North and South Carolina warn that the flooding danger is far from over, with South Carolina also ordering more evacuations as rivers rise. At least 43 people have died since the hurricane slammed into the coast more tha...Keep on reading: Small North Carolina town latest to feel fury of ‘Florence’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Love, interrupted

  There's something about heartbreak, bittersweet romances and man's never-ending pursuit of happiness that makes movies about them instantly relatable, like the refreshing trio of films on view in local cineplexes this week: Lee Seok-geun's "On Your Wedding Day" (from South Korea), Mari Okada's "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms" (Japan) and Fifth Solomon's "Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka" (Philippines). They examine love and its vagaries.   Revisiting joys, sorrow   In "On Your Wedding Day," college professor Woo-yeon (Kim Young-kwang) is forced to revisit the exhilarating joys and soul-crushing sorrow of falling in love for the first time when...Keep on reading: Love, interrupted.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Beginner s Guide: Say the name, Seventeen!

MANILA, Philippines – There's a chance you've only heard of them now, but it’s actually the third time for Seventeen to visit the Philippines and perform for their fans. Seventeen is a 13-member South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment. They debuted on May 26, 2015, and were the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Commentary: Is there crisis in Duterte admin’s appeasement policy on China?

Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte conveyed to his countrymen that he expected China to be fair on the South China Sea dispute and that they should accept Beijing as a good neighbor. .....»»

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MPTC to deliver first C5 South Link section by first quarter of 2019

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the road infrastructure arm of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp., is ready to deliver the first section of the P10-billion C5 South Link Expressway Project of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway by the first quarter of next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — three areas hit hardest by the hurricane. Jordan, who is from Wilmington, said he was proud of his players and organization for volunteering their efforts, saying Friday “hopefully they learn that to give back, it’s all about the heart. It’s not about how much you make or about what you own. It’s about sharing and caring (about) other people.” Michael Jordan and the Hornets organization continue make an impact in the Carolinas. They packed thousands of food boxes today that will be sent to the coast to aid victims of Hurricane Florence. @hornets pic.twitter.com/0BF2AHig98 — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) September 21, 2018 Food Lion provided the supplies that include cereal, peanut butter, crackers, canned goods and drinks. Jordan donated $2 million to hurricane relief earlier this week......»»

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PH consulate in Houston to reopen September 24

Twenty-five years after it closed, the Philippine consulate general in Houston, Texas will be reopened this month to serve the growing consular needs of the Filipino community in the south central United States, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.   "The reopening is consistent with the priorities laid down by President Duterte for us to bring our services closer to Filipinos overseas. Through our consulate general, we will endeavor to serve all Filipinos living on this side of the United States," Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement.   The consulate general, which was closed in September 1993, will reopen its doors on September...Keep on reading: PH consulate in Houston to reopen September 24.....»»

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Duterte assures support, new houses for Cebu landslide victims

CEBU CITY--- No one shall be allowed to stay or rebuild their homes in the area hit by a massive landslide in Naga City, south Cebu.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the affected families can relocate to a vacant portion of the Balili beach property located about a kilometer away from their current abodes.   "Naghisgot si mayora (Naga City Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong) nga naay yuta nga gipanag-iya sa provincial government. Nalipay ko. Kay basta gobyerno ang tag-iya, imo na na. (Mayor told me that there's a lot owned by the provincial government. I'm happy because if a lot is owned by the government that means you can have it)," he said.   Mr. ...Keep on reading: Duterte assures support, new houses for Cebu landslide victims.....»»

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6 Die, Over 60 Missing as Landslide Buries Houses in Cebu

CEBU CITY — At least six people, including a four-year-old child, were confirmed dead in a landslide early Thursday morning in the City of Naga, some 21 kilometers south of Cebu City. Jules Regner, Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) executive assistant, said the recorded number of fatalities was as of 2:15 […].....»»

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Banana exporters press for bilateral tariff deal with South Korea

BANANA GROWERS and exporters warned that the Philippines could lose its big share of the South Korean market within the next two years without a bilateral deal that will give zero tariff to the commodity. The post Banana exporters press for bilateral tariff deal with South Korea appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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