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Advances in technology across retail, hospitality and finance, among others, have caused consumers to become more demanding. The exact same thing came to apply in health care insurance, where clients expect a digital, convenient, and personalized experience from their insurers or health maintenance organizations (HMOs). According to the World Insurance Report 2019 published on May […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso s Indy 500 flop

By Dave Skretta, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar. Turning left the whole race? Looks easy. But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend — getting around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at speeds eclipsing 230 mph is a lot tougher than it looks. "I didn't understand what oval racing was. I didn't understand what IndyCar racing was, because there is no exposure to it in Europe," said Rossi, an American who moved to Europe as a teenager and made his F1 dreams come true with seven starts during the 2014 and '15 seasons. "So when guys haven't been a part of it," Rossi said, "they don't understand how difficult it is, how unique it is to everything they've done. On TV, let's be honest, it doesn't look that challenging, so being a European driver, in your mind you're at the pinnacle of the sport. You think, 'Of course I can go over there and do that and it wouldn't be a problem.'" That inherent arrogance was underscored two years ago, when Alonso showed up at the Indy 500 for the first time. He ran near the front all race, only for his Honda engine to let him down. Naturally, many F1 drivers were quick to pounce on their rival open-wheel series, claiming it must not be too difficult to win in IndyCar if Alonso could be competitive right out of the gate. "I looked at the times and, frankly, for his first-ever qualifying for Fernando to be fifth — what does that say about Indy?" five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton mused to L'Equipe shortly afterward. "A great driver," he said, "if he cannot win in Formula 1, will look for other races to win." In other words, Hamilton was calling IndyCar second-rate. That's part of why so many eyebrows jumped at McLaren's spectacular disappointment. "Fernando may have done well in 2017, so there may have been a feeling like all he has to do is show up and take it over," said Mark Miles, the chairman of Hulman & Co., which owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "I think this causes that sense of, 'Hey, this is harder than we thought.'" The team that bumped the well-funded, England-based team with the rich racing heritage from this year's field? None other than Juncos Racing, the tiny team founded by Argentina-born Ricardo Juncos and to this day run on such a shoestring budget that it was still signing up sponsors on Wednesday. The moment Kyle Kaiser put their car in the field last Sunday was the moment McLaren's world collapsed, leading to the firing of Bob Fernley, who headed its IndyCar operation. "We got it wrong," the team's boss, Zak Brown, said Thursday ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the showcase race on the F1 calendar. "There are little stories behind each of those individual issues and how they transpired, but you know, we didn't execute and therefore we didn't qualify for the Indy 500." In doing so, they showed just how difficult it is to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," and perhaps earned IndyCar drivers a certain measure of respect from their F1 counterparts. "You've got to be a good driver, but setup and all those things at those margins is so important," said F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, who has never driven an Indy car or raced on an oval. "I don't know the ins and outs, but everything needs to work right and that's the thing with race cars. It's a love-hate relationship. Obviously, this year for (Alonso) was more of a hate one. "It's sad to see," Ricciardo added. "Obviously as part of the F1 family, we want him to do well." One of the reasons the Indy 500 is so difficult is it tests the machines — and how they are tuned — just as much as the drivers. Manufacturers such as Mercedes and Ferrari can pump $300 million into their teams and essentially buy the crucial tenths of a second they need to win races, but IndyCar teams work with a relatively stock setup that puts the onus on crew and driver. "A big team like McLaren, and you see a small team like Juncos, it just shows this competition, it's not easy no matter who you are," three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves said. "It is one of the toughest places on Earth to get in, and you've seen big teams like Penske have failed." Rossi has so far bucked the trend, winning the 100th running of the Indy 500 in his 2016 debut. He was second the following year and fourth last year, each time benefiting from the experience, equipment and resources that his Andretti Autosport team has poured into its efforts over the years. "Fernando is a world champion. You expect him to do a good job," Rossi said. "But at Indianapolis, to find speed, it's experience, kind of the tricks of the trade that money can't buy, and I think that gets lost on a lot of people, and I think that was on full display this past week." ___ AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer and AP Sports Writer Jerome Pugmire contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Fernandez, Baldwin hailed as Collegiate Coaches of the Year yet again

For extending their respective squads' dynasties, two of the best and brightest coaches in the collegiate basketball scene are set to be feted. San Beda Red Lions head mentor Boyet Fernandez and Ateneo Blue Eagles chief tactician Tab Baldwin will be hailed as the Coaches of the Year in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Awards presented by SportsVision on Monday at Amelie Hotel Manila in Malate. Fernandez guided the Red Lions to their 11th title in the last 13 years, their 22nd overall in the NCAA Seniors Basketball Tournament. During the tournament, San Beda only lost once, capping the season with a 14-game winning streak, including a two-game sweep of the Lyceum Pirates in the Finals. This will be Fernandez's fifth Coach of the Year plum, tying him for most in the category with former Ateneo Blue Eagles head coach Norman Black. For his part, Baldwin is set to receive his second straight Coach of the Year trophy in this annual event organized by the Collegiate Press Corps, composed of scribes from print and online outfits covering the NCAA and UAAP. Under Baldwin's watch, the Blue Eagles cruised through the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Tournament to win their second straight championship, the school's 10th overall. The awards night backed by  Amelie Hotel, Rain or Shine, NorthPort, World Balance, Arellano, and AXA Team EDS will also distinguish the UP Fighting Maroons. The Fighting Maroons were the feel-good story of the collegiate season, overcoming a shaky start to get things together late in the UAAP tournament. The team led by Paul Desiderio ended up breaking a 32-year Finals drought to end up with silver - the school's first podium finish in the sport in 32 years as well. Also set to be honored in the event are Sisi Rondina (UAAP Volleyball Player of the Year); Regine Arocha (NCAA Volleyball Player of the Year); the National University Lady Bulldogs (Award of Excellence); Ateneo's Angelo Kouame and San Beda's Javee Mocon (Pivotal Players); Lyceum's CJ Perez and Adamson's Sean Manganti (Impact Players). The 2019 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps Awards presented by SportsVision will be aired live over Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas and Tiebreaker Times on Facebook......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Fraud in Philippine election protested Workers World

Fraud in Philippine election protested Workers World Activists representing many sectors of Philippine society and the movement for national democracy in the Philippines gathered at the Philippine co.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

LOVE 'NOFILTER- Talk about True Love with JASON EVERT

World-renowned Catholic speaker and best-selling author, Jason Evert, is coming back to Manila on May 25, 2019 at the PICC Forum for a one-day chastity conference called Love #NoFilter. Evert will dee.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao

BEVERLY HILLS, United States: Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World…READ The post Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

It’s experience against youth when Pacquiao meets Thurman

It will be experience against youth when two World Boxing Association welterweight champions — Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman battle on July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas….READ The post It’s experience against youth when Pacquiao meets Thurman appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Tanauan High School, LNU top DILG poster tilt on World Water Day

Tanauan National High School in Tanauan, Leyte bested 13 other schools in the Secondary level category, while Leyte Normal University bested three other teams in the College Level category of the Slogan and Poster-Making contest on the World Water Day on March 22, 2019......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

How Duterte rigged the elections Workers World

How Duterte rigged the elections Workers World May 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. As I have predicted, Duterte was s.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

How a New Breed of Business Can Create Wealth for Filipino Farmers and Families

Today, a new take on business innovation is challenging the economic status quo. Bernard Balet of Aqualone and Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm (GKEF) are among a growing number of change makers who are applying their industry expertise to empower underprivileged communities around the world. Balet is the inventor and co-founder of Aqualone solutions, a nonelectric […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Rocketman builds on new music biopic

LONDON — With hit tunes, a plot about one of the world’s best known performers and flamboyant costumes, Rocketman brings Elton John’s story to the big screen, the latest musical biopic offering a concert-like experience at the cinema......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Football: Neil Etheridge fully intent on staying with Azkals and helping them move forward

Filipino-British goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has every intention of suiting up for the Philippine Men's National Men's Football Team moving forward.  The 29-year old has been the Azkals' first-string keeper the better part of his eleven-year career with the national team, and he plans on keeping it that way.  "Of course, I want to be part of the Azkals going into the World Cup Qualifiers," Etheridge said in a press conference in Manila, Thursday morning. "I decided to play for the Philippines at 18 years old. I’m 29 now, so [since] eleven years ago, I’ve been with that team." "Yes, people have said, ‘Is he just gonna play Premier League Football and just drop the Azkals?’ No, because I’ve been a part of that team for eleven years, and you don’t just drop something after eleven years," he continued.  More than just being on the team, Etheridge added that he would also like to be part of the team's progress moving forward, even if he has club commitments abroad.  "I want to be a part of it, I want to move it forward, I’d love to have the responsibility, not just from the Premier League or wherever I’m playing in England or Europe, I want to have a responsibility here. Moving forward, I want to continue being part of the Azkals, I feel like I’ve got a lot more to give, I just hope and pray that the Federation and everyone involved gets along the same lines and moves in the same direction." While Etheridge was part of the lineup that ultimately clinched a historic spot in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, he wasn't able to join his Azkals during the tournament itself due to his club team commitments with Cardiff City FC.  Etheridge believes that while the Azkals were ultimately unable to record a win in the tournament, they were able to show that they indeed deserved to be on that stage of competition.  "Even though I wasn’t part of the Asian Cup, I think the team did extremely well, and they probably exceeded a lot of expectations without winning a game, they were very strong and they did very well," he said.  The promising Asian Cup performance, Etheridge hopes, will be a springboard for the Azkals and everyone involved to aim for an even better result moving forward.  "Do we just stop there and accept it? Or do we move forward and go ‘Right now, we want to try to qualify for the World Cup. Now we want to try to get to the next Asian Cup and do better.’ That’s what I want to see and I think everyone involved in that team wants the National Team, the Azkals to move forward, but that needs to, not just come from the players and the coaching staff, that needs to come from everyone behind the scenes all the way to the top." More than just again qualifying for the Asian Cup, Etheridge hopes to be able to, in his career, see the Azkals earn a coveted spot in the FIFA World Cup.  .@Neil38Etheridge talks about @TheAzkalsPH in the Asian Cup and moving forward | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/qGfYw8sFOR — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) May 23, 2019 "I’ve always said it, the Philippine National Team, the Azkals have really had a strong base, and I’ve been fortunate enough to play for the team for ten years. Maybe five years ago, we had a very strong team and people were wondering ‘Are we ever coming back to create a team like that?’ and we did and qualified for the Asian Cup, which is a massive achievement...I just hope that we can keep moving forward. Later on this year, we’ve got the World Cup Qualifiers, which I hope to be a part of, and we’ve created waves. First time we’ve ever qualified for the Asian Cup and I hope, maybe, in my career, that we’ll be able to qualify for the World Cup." The Azkals return to the pitch for an international friendly match against China in Guangzhou on June 7th.  The second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers will begin on September later this year, with the Philippines among the 40 teams to participate in the qualifying tournament.   .....»»

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

Filipinos Munzon, Statham break into top 100 of world 3x3 rankings

Though Pasig Chooks-to-Go was not able to come home with a win during the main draw of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Challenger last weekend, the club and its players continued to rise in the world rankings. Filipino-Americans Joshua Munzon (374,440 points) and Taylor Statham (372,360) cracked the top 100 players in the world ranking, placing 93rd and 95th, respectively. Munzon averaged 8.0 points per game in the tournament while Statham normed 6.0 points per contest. For its part, Pasig Chooks jumped three places from being the no. 27 club in the world to 24 because of their participation in the level nine-tourney. "We lost to the better teams in Kunshan, but it's a learning experience for our players," said Chook Pilipinas 3x3 owner Ronald Mascariñas. The Philippines, however, dropped to 34th in the world in the men's category. Hoping to reverse that trend, the Filipinos will have two teams in the Tinkoff Moscow Challenger on June 7 and 8. Joining Pasig Chooks in Russia is Balanga Chooks which will enter the tournament as a wildcard entry in the qualifier for the Prague Masters......»»

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

Local Filipinos Celebrate Our Lady of Antipolo in Bayside - The Tablet

Local Filipinos Celebrate 'Our Lady of Antipolo' in Bayside The Tablet Catholic Newspaper May is the month of the Virgin Mary, and Filipinos in the diocese and around the world honor her in t.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Filipinos Munzon, Statham break into top 100 of world 3x3 rankings - ABS-CBN Sports

Filipinos Munzon, Statham break into top 100 of world 3x3 rankings ABS-CBN Sports Though Pasig Chooks-to-Go was not able to come home with a win during the main draw of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Chal.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Australia names powerhouse NBA World Cup team

Australia names powerhouse NBA World Cup team.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Hidden agenda in Manila Bay rehabilitation - Inquirer Opinion

'Hidden agenda' in Manila Bay rehabilitation INQUIRER.net The rehabilitation of Manila Bay started on Jan. 27 and involved 5000 volunteers. Is this a change that would benefit the world? Yes......»»

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

Tunneling work on Metro Manila subway to start next year World

Tunneling work on Metro Manila subway to start next year BusinessWorld Online TUNNELING work on the Metro Manila Subway Project is not expected to begin until next year, but the Department of Transpo.....»»

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OECD cuts global growth forecast

OECD cuts global growth forecast The Manila Times PARIS: The OECD on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) cut its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the la.....»»

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How The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World s Worst Measles Outbreaks - Goats and Soda

As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder......»»

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