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Asian Chess: Doroy makes up for lackluster PH showing

    MANILA, Philippines – Woman Fide Master Allaney Gia Doroy settled for a draw but became the Philippines' brightest hope in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) at Tiara Hotel in Makati. The 17-year-old Doroy, a prized find from Agusan del Sur, split the ........»»

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SPLIT BUDGET: City Council approves P2.3-B budget for 2019

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Sangguniang Panlungsod approved on Dec 12, 2018 the P2.318-billion executive budget for 2019 but not before scrapping the allocation for the Local Youth and Development Office (LYDO). The original budget proposal was P2.319 billion but it was reduced to P2.318 billion after the committee on appropriations led by Councilor Plaridel Nava […] The post SPLIT BUDGET: City Council approves P2.3-B budget for 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

By Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own voice. "I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power," she said Wednesday night at the launch of her first pop-up shop. Williams launched her shop at the luxe Faena hotel during Miami's Art Basel where guests, including fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, drank cocktails draped with fluffy pink cotton candy and snapped selfies from a life-size swing covered with botanicals. Everything in the line, from a black sequined top with the word "Unbothered" to a crisp, white button-down that says "Slay" in red letters, is under $200. The 23-time Grand Slam champion not only designed all the clothing in the shop, but also painted all the art on the walls, saying many of the paintings took a month to complete because of their intricate textures. "I've painted for years, probably like ten years now. It's my outlet," she said. "I jokingly said I'm going to be at Art Basel one day." It's been an awe-inspiring year for Williams, who said she was "pinching myself, like what the heck am I doing here," at the Wimbledon final in July after a difficult pregnancy and childbirth. She said her recent accomplishments on the court helped her persevere through the challenges of being a first-time mom. "If I can be in the final less than a year (after giving birth), I'm OK to handle my little baby who's starting to have tantrums. I'm OK to handle this tantrum baby. I can do it. I can do it," she joked, speaking of her 15-month old daughter. Last month, GQ magazine named her its 2018 Woman of the Year, featuring an image of Williams wearing a black bodysuit and Chanel belt. The headline crossed out "Men" and some fans took offense. But Williams, who has been criticized for being too muscular, too strong and too outspoken throughout her career, said it was "really cool" and just another example of women breaking down barriers. "This is a strictly men's thing but they broke and said, 'Let's also put a woman on (the cover) because this is a strong woman. She's just as strong as our men.'" Art Basel Miami Beach, the prestigious extension of the annual contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, has spawned dozens of other art shows around Miami over the years, along with star-studded parties days in advance. Bono, Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper Cardi B, fresh from a split with rapper Offset, were all spotted making the rounds Wednesday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Deontay Wilder hoping for a rematch with Tyson Fury ‘ASAP’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury "ASAP." Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday that he's "ready and willing to give Tyson Fury the opportunity ASAP." The two heavyweights fought to a split-decision draw Saturday night in Los Angeles in one of the bigger heavyweight bouts in America in years. "I'm ready whenever he's ready," Wilder said. "I'm ready whenever he's ready to do it. I'm ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all." Afterward, the British challenger said the two would "100 percent" meet again in the ring. Wilder said he doesn't want to fight anybody else befor...Keep on reading: Deontay Wilder hoping for a rematch with Tyson Fury ‘ASAP’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

PVL: Angels, Perlas Spikers start battle for third

After falling short of making it into the Finals, PetroGazz and BanKo set their eyes on the consolation prize when they meet Wednesday in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action in the best-of-three series opener begins at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Angels and Perlas Spikers split their elimination round head-to-head and are coming off contrasting but equally painful defeats in the Final Four. PetroGazz got swept by the title-favorites Creamline Cool Smashers in their best-of-three semis showdown last week. BanKo went a win closer for a breakthrough Finals appearance after taking Game 1 of their Final Four series against Ateneo-Motolite, but the Lady Eagles were quick to recover and knotted the series in Game 2. A night after a stinging loss, the Perlas Spikers went ahead 2-0 in the match and moved just a point away from advancing in the Finals in the fourth set but a costly miscue gave Ateneo-Motolite a chance to force a decider. BanKo had six match point advantages in the fifth frame but another miscue doomed their chance of making it in the title round as the young and energetic Lady Eagles left them in shock with a panful upset.          Both teams’ character will be tested as they battle it out for a podium finish in the season-ending conference. Game 2 of the series is on Saturday at the Batangas City Coliseum.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2018Related News

PVL: It will be a hard series -- Almadro

Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro expects nothing but an all-out war when the young and energetic Lady Eagles march into battle against veteran-laden, powerhouse team Creamline Wednesday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. "The Finals series will be tough for us. We are a collegiate team learning towards the UAAP. It will be hard series," said Almadro, whose wards collide with the Cool Smashers at 6:00 p.m. in the match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Lady Eagles took then long route to advance into the Finals, needing to complete a comeback from a 0-1 semis series deficit against seasoned but luckless BanKo. Ateneo-Motolite dropped a five-set series opener before shocking the Perlas Spikers with a dominating sweep in Game 2 last Saturday to force a decider. Just a night after their big win, the Lady Eagles went down to a 0-2 match hole before recovering in the third. Ateneo-Motolite survived an extended fourth set and needed to save six match points in the decider to punch the last championship seat ticket. Almadro said that his team, which he considers as a ‘guest team’ in the season-ending conference for clubs has already overachieved with a Finals stint. The mentor knows that they are facing a tough team composed of established stars in Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, Michele Gumabao, Pau Soriano, a very skilled setter in Jia Morado and libero Mel Gohing, but he wants to treat this series as a learning experience for his team.      "We are just happy that we are here and we will give our best. Creamline is a very disciplined and experienced team. So we will learn from them," said Almadro, who will lean on solid middle blockers Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon, hitter Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston, playmaker Deanna Wong and rookie Vanessa Gandler. The two teams split their series head-to-head with Creamline sweeping the undermanned Ateneo-Motolite, which played without Gaston, Madayag and Tolentino because of academic requirements, in the first round. The Lady Eagles were able to get payback in the second round in Batangas in five sets with the Cool Smashers missing the services of Risa Sato. Game 2 of the series is on Saturday at Batangas City Coliseum while Game 3, if needed, is at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Sunday.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Threat Actors Go to New Depths to Carry Out Devastating Attacks — Kaspersky Lab’s Predictions for 2019

The year ahead will see the APT world split into two groups — energetic and inexperienced newcomers who want to play the game and the traditional, well-resourced and most advanced actors. The latter group poses a huge challenge for businesses, as experienced threat actors explore new and ever more sophisticated techniques, which will be much […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Wilder, Fury battle to draw in heavyweight thriller | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury battled to a controversial split-decision draw in their WBC heavyweight title showdown Saturday, triggering immediate demands from both camps for a rematch......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Robert Garcia predicts Mark Anthony Barriga will be champ

It’s not the end of the world for Mark Anthony Barriga who lost to Mexico’s Carlos Licona via a split 12-round decision for the vacant IBF minimumweight title at the Staples Center here Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila time)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Barriga to come back stronger after missing world title shot

MANILA, Philippines – Don't give up on Mark Anthony Barriga yet. He'll bounce back. Even as gloom descended on the otherwise jolly camp of Barriga after his narrow split decision loss to Mexican-American Carlos Licona in their International Boxing Federation minimumweight title fight on Saturday night (Sunday, December 2 in Manila), chief trainer Joven Jimenez ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Post Dengvaxia controversy: Paving the way forward for vaccines, health care

AT A GLANCE The Department of Health has spent much of its time split between doing damage control in the aftermath of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine controversy Other public health programs and health workers were also greatly affected in the post- Dengvaxia scandal  The health department faces the challenge of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Barriga says ‘I’ll be back’

ven as the outcome stung like a low blow, Mark Anthony Barriga said he’s not about to question the split 12-round decision that gave the vacant IBF minimumweight title to Mexico’s Carlos Licona in a closely fought contest at the Staples Center here Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila time)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Filipino boxer Mark Barriga falls short of world title

MANILA, Philippines – Not even a 12th-round masterclass could propel Mark Barriga into becoming the next Filipino world champion after falling short of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight title. Barriga absorbed a split decision loss to Mexican-American Carlos Licona in their world title bout for the vacant IBF belt ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Fury thriller ends in draw

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown here Saturday, December 1, after battling to a split decision draw against Britain's Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle. Wilder had Fury on the canvas twice, including a spectacular final round knockdown, but was unable to get the knockout ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Wilder keeps heavyweight title, fights Fury to split draw

By GREG BEACHAM,  AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time), with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice. Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds, yet Fury clearly outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their entertaining showdown. Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell. Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-110 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards and The Associated Press both scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique. Both men weren't overly upset by the verdict after a compelling bout in front of a frenzied Hollywood crowd......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Filipino boxer Mark Anthony Barriga falls short in IBF title bid

Filipino former Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga was unsucessful in his first bid at a world championship, falling to Mexican Carlos Licona via split decision in their IBF Minimumweight World Championship contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday afternoon Manila time.  Barriga started strong in the early rounds, but his Mexican counterpart pulled ahead as the fight progressed.  A late rally proved to be a bit too late, as two of the three judges scored the bout in favor of Licona, 115-113. The lone judge that scored the bout for Barriga also had it 115-113 for the Pinoy.  The 25-year old Danao, Cebu native made a name for himself as an amateur pugilist and brought home medals in the 2013 SEA Games and the 2014 Asian Games.  Barriga made his professional debut back in 2016, racking up consecutive wins in his first nine bouts to earn a shot at gold.  The loss to Licona is the first of his young career.  Licona meanwhile improved to a perfect 14-0 in his professional career. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Pacquiao says trainer Roach never left his team

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday, November 27, that veteran trainer Freddie Roach never left his orbit, despite a public split, and was helping the Filipino boxing legend get ready for his upcoming bout in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was training in Manila ahead of the January 19 showdown against ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

PVL: Cool Smashers, Angels collide in semis series opener

Expect an action-packed and tough battle on Wednesday when top seed Creamline and PetroGazz cross paths in the opener of their best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference semifinals series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Cool Smashers topped the two-round eliminations with an 11-3 win-loss record tied with Banko, who landed the no. 2 spot for a Final Four showdown with Ateneo-Motolite. Creamline and PetroGazz split their two meetings in the elims with the Angels handing the Cool Smashers an opening day loss in five sets. Creamline scored a straight sets payback last week in their rematch in Batangas City though the Angels played without team captain Paneng Mercado (illness). “We’re 1-1 so we hope na siguro maganda rin ang gising ng bawat isa sa amin kasi we all know na si ate Paneng wala rin noong last game so medyo nagkaroon din kami ng advantage,” said Alyssa Valdez, frontrunner for this conference’s Most Valuable Player award. “But we’re looking forward to the semifinals, di rin natin alam kung babalik ba si Ate Paneng, mas makukumpleto na sila,” added Valdez, who is looking to add another crown to the Rebisco franchise after capturing the Reinforced Conference crown early this year. “Kami naman on our end we have to work on our teamwork kasi yun din talaga ang sinasabi ni coach Tai (Bundit) sa latter part. Sixty percent pa lang kasi ang teamwork namin as a team so pagdating ng semifinals hopefully mas madagdagan.” Backing Valdez are Jema Galanza, Risa Sato, Michele Gumabao and prized setter Jia Morado. PetroGazz head coach Jerry Yee will pin his hopes on veterans Mercado, Jonah Sabete, Cherry Nunag and Jessey De Leon. Game 2 is on Saturday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2018Related News

5 flagship models expected from Samsung in 2019

The Korean smartphone maker may have a total of five flagship devices to release in 2019. Three of them may come from the next-generation Galaxy S10. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the new devices will split up the standard S10 line into three screen sizes. These will range from a 5.8-inch up to a 6.4-inch display. The smartphones have already been scheduled for a February debut. The fourth device on the list would be a 5G version of the S10 codenamed "Beyond X." Spring will be its time of release in the United States and Korea. It will also have six cameras, two up front and four in the back, and a large 6.7-inch display. The fifth high-end smartphone expected t...Keep on reading: 5 flagship models expected from Samsung in 2019.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 24th, 2018Related News

Cooper, Cowboys join Redskins atop NFC East with 31-23 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott made the $21 donation after his touchdown. Amari Cooper took the freebie following the first of his two scores. The bonus for the Dallas Cowboys: They're all the way back in the NFC East race. Cooper had a 90-yard touchdown after celebrating with a free throw following his first scoring catch, Elliott ran for 121 yards with his TD and the Cowboys pulled even with Washington atop the division with a 31-23 Thanksgiving win over the Redskins on Thursday. The Cowboys (6-5) won their third straight game since the first home loss, to Tennessee in the Dallas debut of Cooper following a trade dropped them two games under .500. Dallas' eighth win in nine Thanksgiving games against Washington, and second in three seasons, earned a season split. The Redskins (6-5) lost for the third time in four games in Colt McCoy's first start in four years coming off Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury. The former Texas Longhorns star threw three interceptions to offset two touchdown passes. McCoy won his two previous starts at the home of the Cowboys, one for the 2009 Big 12 championship and the other his most recent NFL victory with the Redskins in 2014. Cooper, the former Oakland receiver had much more fun in his second home game, finishing with a Dallas Thanksgiving-best 180 yards receiving — 105 of those coming after the catch on his two touchdowns. First, Cooper ran away from Quinton Dunbar after the Washington cornerback slipped on a short pass, turning it into a 40-yard TD for a 17-13 lead. Cooper celebrated by mimicking a free throw , shooting the football through the goal post. On the 90-yarder, Cooper made the catch just outside the Dallas 30, spun out of the arms of Fabian Moreau and won the race to the pylon against Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who tried to shove him out of bounds around the 5. It was his longest career catch and the longest completion in Dak Prescott's three seasons. McCoy looked as if he hadn't started a game in a long time early, throwing into double coverage on his first play and fumbling while trying to scramble on his third, with the Redskins recovering and punting. But McCoy settled in with a couple of third-down passes to Jordan Reed to keep drives going, then hit Vernon Davis in stride on a 53-yard touchdown — the longest Washington completion of the season — for a 7-7 tie. The Cowboys were having all the fun before the Redskins pulled even, with Elliott scoring on a 16-yard run and dropping $21 into a giant Salvation Army red kettle behind the end zone. The cash was handed to him by a team photographer. As a rookie in 2016, Elliott jumped into the kettle on the same part of the field after a touchdown in a 31-26 win over the Redskins. That season's NFL rushing champion, who wears No. 21, was fined for the stunt and later donated $21,000 to the Salvation Army. After scoring on a scrambling 5-yard run for the third Dallas touchdown in less than eight minutes and a 31-13 lead, Prescott let Elliott help him into another kettle on the other end of the field, drawing the same unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Elliott did two years ago. Elliott missed the Thanksgiving game last year on his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. MISSING PRO BOWLER Redskins defensive end Preston Smith had seven QB pressures before halftime, the most in the NFL in the first half this season. All of them came against Cameron Fleming, who was filling in for Tyron Smith. The five-time Pro Bowler Smith was active but didn't play after saying he experienced a stinger in the previous game against Atlanta. Smith was listed as questionable with a neck injury coming in. Smith finished with 1½ of the four sacks of Prescott — all in the first half — and had four QB hits. MR. IRREVELANT Washington receiver Trey Quinn, the final pick of this year's draft at the home of the Cowboys and a former player at nearby SMU, set up his own 14-yard touchdown catch for Washington's only lead at 13-10 in the third quarter with a 30-yard punt return to the Dallas 25. INJURIES Redskins running back Adrian Peterson left briefly in the first quarter with a shoulder injury but returned. Still, he wasn't nearly as effective as he was in Washington's 20-17 win in the first meeting. The four-time All-Pro finished with 35 yards on 12 carries after going for 99 yards at home. UP NEXT Redskins: First of two meetings in the final five games against the defending champion Eagles, at Philadelphia on Monday, Dec. 3. Cowboys: Face New Orleans in the second of three straight home games next Thursday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 23rd, 2018Related News