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Azkals face tough Thais in crucial tiff

The Philippine Azkals seek to weather the storm as they battle defending champion Thailand in a high-stakes Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup matchup they host tonight at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod amid forecast rains from tropical depression Samuel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports12 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 10

  (The Inquirer Sports' Starting 5 weekly ranking is based on the players' individual numbers and their respective team's outcomes during the competition week.) It's the year of the Maroon. The Final Four is almost complete with the lone exception of the fourth spot that Far Eastern University and De La Salle are still gunning for through a playoff game on Wednesday. Those two teams, however, aren't the story of Week 10 as this one belongs to University of the Philippines that clinched its first Final Four spot in 21 years. For a little bit of context, Fidel V. Ramos was still the country's president when the Fighting Maroons reached the semifinals and the Metro R...Keep on reading: UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 10.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

GALLERY: ONE: Conquest of Champions press conference

ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and challenger Mauro Cerilli and ONE lightweight fighters Eduard Folayang and Amir Khan faced the media on Tuesday to drum up interest for the ONE: Conquest of Champions set on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. STORY:ONE champion Brandon Vera nothing but grateful to Filipino fans: I owe you more than a smile ONE championship CFO Hua Fung Tehalso announced the launch of the promotion's athleisure line during the press conference at City of Dreams Manila. STORY:After eSports venture, ONE Championship launches athleisure line   ...Keep on reading: GALLERY: ONE: Conquest of Champions press conference.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Ikea’s biggest store in the world–the size of 150 basketball courts–to open in SM MOA Complex

The world's biggest Ikea store---equivalent to the size of 150 basketball courts---will open by end of 2020 at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Ikea Southeast Asia made the announcement Nov. 20 at a press conference at SM Mall of Asia. The formal announcement put an end to years of speculation on the Swedish home store giant's much- anticipated entry into the country. Construction for the 65,000-sq-m store is underway in a vast lot between SM MOA Arena and SMX Convention Center, owned by SM Prime Holdings Inc. Ikea Philippines is owned by a franchisee, Ikea Southeast Asia (Ikano Group), which also operates the Ikea stores in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. ...Keep on reading: Ikea’s biggest store in the world–the size of 150 basketball courts–to open in SM MOA Complex.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Viral photo of unfinished overpass ‘during Aquino time’ is actually from Thailand

A pro-Mocha Uson Facebook page shared a picture of an unfinished overpass and credited it to former President Noynoy Aquino but the image was originally taken in Thailand. Facebook page “Mocha Uson Blog Supporters” shared the picture after Filipinos aired their complaints about the steep footbridge of the Metro Manila Development Authority near the MRT […] The post Viral photo of unfinished overpass ‘during Aquino time’ is actually from Thailand appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 20th, 2018Related News

Azkals, Thailand in Bacolod for key AFF Suzuki Cup match

A KEY Group B match in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup is to take place today in Bacolod City as the Philippine national men’s football team takes on Thailand in a battle of unbeaten teams in the grouping......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 20th, 2018Related News

England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England. As Ben Chilwell floated a free kick into the penalty area, Kane slid in, stretched out his right foot and nudged the ball into the Croatia net. It came four months too late to secure a place for England in the World Cup final. But the World Cup Golden Boot winner ensured England went some way to avenging the Moscow semifinal loss to Croatia by turning the tables with a 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. While England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Croatia was relegated to the second tier. Any doubts about what soccer's newest international competition means to England were dispelled in the relief and glee on Kane's face as he darted toward the crowd in celebration before being leapt on by Jesse Lingard as the Wembley crowd roared. Rarely in the 11 years since English soccer's national stadium was rebuilt has there been such tension for an international game. Not, perhaps, since the opening months when England was beaten by Croatia and denied a place at the 2008 European Championship. "I've never seen (Wembley) like this in an England shirt," the 25-year-old Kane said. "We are going to enjoy it so I hope the fans do too." For a competition that only debuted in September — to replace some largely meaningless friendlies — it has been quickly embraced in soccer's often-cynical heartland. The comeback from such a young side demonstrated a fortitude so often missing from a country that hasn't won a major title since the 1966 World Cup. "The most important thing is the connection with the fans," England coach Gareth Southgate said. "The energy that came back to the team in those difficult moments helped us get over the line." Now England has seven months to contemplate just how meaningful winning the Nations League would be in June. Portugal secured the hosting by winning its group on Saturday. Switzerland sealed the third spot on Sunday night by beating Belgium 5-2, before France or the Netherlands complete the lineup on Monday. "It's another semifinal, two wins away from winning a trophy," Kane said. "We showed that we can beat the big teams. Croatia and Spain are two of the very best in the world. So this is kind of our next step after the summer." Croatian players have said since July that they were inspired in the semifinal by what they perceived as arrogant undertones in the "Football's Coming Home" lyric in the "Three Lions" team anthem. Croatia went on to lose to France in the World Cup final. The song was played immediately after the final whistle on Sunday and even cited by Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic to congratulate England. "It's coming home," Dalic said in his only post-match comments in English. "Very soon." Fatigued after going the distance to beat Spain on Thursday, Croatia was unsettled throughout the first half by England's pace. But Croatia found its stride in the second half, taking the lead after 12 minutes after cutting through England down the right. Josip Brekalo played in Nikola Vlasic, who cut the ball across to Andrej Kramaric. Switching the ball between his feet, the midfielder twisted unchallenged before raising a shot into the roof of the net, via a deflection off Eric Dier's thigh. "We let a soft goal in," Southgate said, "and it is a real test of resilience and patience." The game turned on Southgate's double substitution in the 73rd minute that saw Jadon Sancho and Lingard enter. The impact was felt within five minutes and the set pieces that served England so well on the run to its first World Cup semifinal in 28 years proved decisive again. Joe Gomez's long throw-in was headed down by Kane through the legs of Hrvoje Millic and Lingard tapped in from close range for his second goal in two games after scoring in a 3-0 friendly win against the Unites States on Thursday. At the other end, Lingard came to England's rescue. Domagoj Vida's header had beaten goalkeeper Jordan Pickford but Lingard cleared off line. Parity was maintained but England was still facing relegation from Group A4. Only a win would secure top-tier status and with it a place in the semifinals. For the first time since the last-16 World Cup game against Colombia, and after 747 frustrating minutes, Kane found the target in an England shirt again. "Harry is the best goalscorer in the world," Southgate said. "We have huge belief in him. He is so hungry to lead the team on and further.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on July 24, 2012. Rappler is republishing this piece in time for Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the Philippines this month. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – If China became increasingly aggressive in defending its territorial claims in 2012, it was partly because of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Azkals scramble to 2nd win in Suzuki Cup

KUALA LUMPUR - The Philippines scrambled to a 3-2 victory over Timor Leste last Saturday night to inch closer to the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup at KL Football Stadium here. Goals by Phil Younghusband, Martin Steuble and Carlie De Murga put the Azkals comfortably ahead, before the Timorese side struck twice late on to set the stage for a nervy finish. Azkas defender Paul Mulders conceded a penalty that Timor captain Nataniel Reis duly converted past Michael Falkesgaard, before Joao Pedro completed a swift counterattack to trim the gap to a single goal. It was the Azkals' second straight win in Group B, putting them level with Thailand on six points, although the defendi...Keep on reading: Azkals scramble to 2nd win in Suzuki Cup.....»»

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

5 soldiers killed in Sulu while rescuing hostages from Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Saturday, November 17, that 5 soldiers were killed and 23 others were injured while troops were trying to rescue hostages from terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.  The soldiers were searching for hostages taken by the Abu Sayyaf group when the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

BANGKOK, Thailand – A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket – leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead – was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said. In July, the Phoenix was carrying 105 people when it sank on the way back from a popular snorkeling spot. Divers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Adamson Pep only gracious after getting dethroned in UAAP CDC

There was not going to be any back-to-back in this year’s UAAP Cheerdance Competition. The NU Pep Squad made sure of that with an effortless, flawless, and ultimately peerless performance in the middle of the MOA Arena floor on Saturday. With that, Adamson Pep Squad, last year’s feel-good story as champions, got dethroned. Still, head coach Jam Lorenzo was nothing but gracious. “Very well-deserved ang mga nanalo this year. Talagang pana-panahon lang yan,” he told reporters after they placed third. Indeed, NU dominated the event, with a total score that was 60 points better than their closest competitor all while topping all but one of the five criteria. On the other hand, Adamson registered 638.5 points – just 0.5 points better than fourth-running UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe. And even in the eyes of coach Jam, the judges were right. “Kailangan mo ng sportsmanship para ma-accept kung ano mang rank yan,” he said. What matters for the young mentor is that his wards remained on the podium for the third year in a row. “Kahit natalo kami, thankful pa rin kami kasi nasa top three pa rin kami. Masaya ako kasi witness ako ng sacrifice mga bata and, at least, binigay pa rin sa amin ni Lord ito,” he said. And who knows, the Adamson Pep Squad may very well make its way back to the mountaintop sooner than later. “I only started in 2016 and nasa podium kami lagi. ‘Di kami mawawalan ng pag-asa kasi ‘di naman dito nagtatapos,” coach Jam said. After all, that’s exactly what they did in 2016 and 2017 – place third and then climb to first --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 17th, 2018Related News

SMDC Park Residences presents vibrant lifestyle by the mall

It has since evolved from a municipality that was once dependent on its agriculture and livelihood industries. Today, the City of Santa Rosa is a picture of a booming economic growth center, with growing industries that have helped uplift communities that within and surrounding this first class city in Laguna. It thus comes as no surprise that businesses are seeking to be part of its success story and to cash in on this growth from traditional offices, manufacturing companies, and even national property developers. SM Development Corp. (SMDC), a trailblazer in the middle market residential developments, is one of the real estate companies promising to bring luxurious urb...Keep on reading: SMDC Park Residences presents vibrant lifestyle by the mall.....»»

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

Why Coco Martin apologized to PNP over fictional ‘Ang Probinsyano’ TV series

Kapamilya actor Coco Martin had apologized to the Philippine National Police after it claimed that the current story of “Ang Probinsyano” was offensive and damaging to its reputation. PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde had previously cried foul over the police force being misrepresented in its narrative while Secretary Eduardo Año of Interior and Local Government thinks […] The post Why Coco Martin apologized to PNP over fictional ‘Ang Probinsyano’ TV series appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 16th, 2018Related News

Drexler, Rosalia lead Latin Grammys with 2 wins each

LAS VEGAS (AP) --- Rosalia and Jorge Drexler were leading at the Latin Grammys with two trophies each as several stars at the Thursday ceremony promoted messages of unity and justice throughout the night, sometimes alluding to the immigration and violence challenges affecting several countries. "In these times of crisis, art becomes a medium that reminds us of the urgency of justice and the need to find solutions that invite unity ... tolerance and inclusion," host Ana de la Reguera said before norteo group Calibre 50 performed "Corrido de Juanito", which tells the story of a man who immigrated to the United States. The Spanish sensation Rosala defeated urban music stars includ...Keep on reading: Drexler, Rosalia lead Latin Grammys with 2 wins each.....»»

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

Government debt is not the whole story

Lost track of your personal finances? You are not alone. Your government has often lost track of its finances too. While it keeps close tabs on debt, it is less clear on how much it owns: the assets. Things like roads, bridges, and sewer pipes are assets for a country, as well as the money […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

US National Book Award goes to Sigrid Nunez for novel ‘The Friend’

Sigrid Nunez has been given the United States National Book Award for fiction with the story of a woman's unlikely bond with a Great Dane. In Nunez's winning novel, "The Friend", a woman loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, then inherits the dog he left behind and finds herself bonding with the animal as she battles her grief. Nunez's story won out over finalists that include Jamel Brinkley's "A Lucky Man", Lauren Groff's "Florida", Brandon Hobson's "Where the Dead Sit Talking" and Rebecca Makkai's "The Great Believers". Other winners at Wednesday night's ceremony, which was hosted by actor and author Nick Offerman, include Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life...Keep on reading: US National Book Award goes to Sigrid Nunez for novel ‘The Friend’.....»»

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

The Six Fix: Toy Story Theories That We Can t Get Out Of Our Heads

Our excitement for 'Toy Story 4' is building to infinity and beyond!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 15th, 2018Related News

‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began

Nash Aguas and Mika dela Cruz looked back recently at how their relationship started --- from being friends during their child star years, to falling for one another now that they have grown up as actors. Aguas was the first to tell his side of the story through an Instagram post last Tuesday, Nov. 13. The 20-year-old actor shared his favorite photo of him and dela Cruz, wherehe is seen whispering something to her, with his arm around her shoulder. This was taken in 2007 during a taping of the now-defunct ABS-CBN noontime show, "Wowowee". Even back then, Aguas already had eyes for dela Cruz, as he admitted she was his crush. He told the story behind the photo: while the noontim...Keep on reading: ‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began.....»»

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

Filipino musical ‘Marco Polo’ ends successful preview run in Berlin

By Carol Ramoran/rappler.com – Following well-received preview runs in Manila, Paris, and London, Marco Polo: When You Find Your True Love staged seven shows in the German capital from October 31 to November 4. The play, set in 1271, tells the story of Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, his Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News