First Person | Thoughts of a frontliner

It is not only COVID - but it made everything: hardest. DO NOT MAKE US CHOOSE WHO DESERVES TO LIVE. Because neither of us, wants to hear and utter these words: "maam, sir..sorry guid..wala lugar". (Sorry, we don’t have space.) The post First Person | Thoughts of a frontliner appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatAug 8th, 2020

TODAY’S THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY: Sept. 1, Tuesday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

We can perceive a common theme in our Readings today. This is the reality of spirits, both good and bad, as well as their impact on the human person. The 1st Reading is from 1 Cor. 2:10-16. St. Paul writes about the Spirit of God and about the spiritual person. Through the Holy Spirit God […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Bata ni Villar kinuyog sa 3 virus test kada linggo

Pinuna kahapon ng mga netizen ang hindi makatarungan at pa-VIP (very important person) umanong trato sa mga opisyal ng pamahalaan sa pagkuha ng COVID test kumpara sa mga karaniwang frontliner na siyang direktang lantad sa panganib ng pandemya......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

That Alfred Aroga block on Kiefer Ravena was a long time coming

Alfred Aroga is tattooed on the mind of Kiefer Ravena. "You were that person to me, Alfred," Ravena told Aroga in The Prospects Pod last Friday which the former hosts and the latter was a guest in. "You were that person to me." Aroga's resounding rejection of Ravena's layup in the UAAP 77 Final Four thrust National University to a historic championship and thwarted Ateneo de Manila University's grand plans of redemption. Then, the Bulldogs were up by two points on the Blue Eagles with 9.3 ticks to go in the do-or-die game between the two teams with a Finals berth on the line. Of course, the blue and white went to Ravena who breezed by Pao Javelona and then Gelo Alolino. Right at the rim, however, he was met by Aroga who swatted the ball away, sealing the deal for the blue and gold's date in the championship round with Far Eastern University. After three games there, National U celebrated its first championship since 1954. For the Cameroonian, though, that defensive stop on Ravena was something to celebrate as well. "I remember, when I got to the Philippines, I went to the arena and NU was playing against Ateneo," he said. "I was observing Kiefer the whole time and because I'm a good observer, I observed he was professional-ready already by that time. When they whipped the ass of NU, I told myself, every time I'm gonna play against Ateneo and Kiefer, they're gonna suffer." Yes, one of Aroga's first memories when he came to the Philippines was that of "The Phenom" having his way against the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-7 big man did not forget. Years later, at long last, he made Ravena feel his own personal revenge. As he put it, remembering his thoughts right after that block, "I was so happy, man. I was like, finally, I got that guy! But it was in a good way, man." He then continued, "Playing against you, it was a really good test because you're the kind of player you don't stop, you just slow down. We can't stop you, man." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. But he also found inspiration in his activism for Black Lives Matter and his flourishing music career. The Trail Blazers were just out of the playoff picture, sitting ninth in the Western Conference standings on March 11 when the league was shuttered. The team will be among 22 that will depart next week for Orlando as part of the re-start. Portland will have eight games to secure a playoff berth, starting on July 31 with Memphis. “We don’t have time to ease our way in, we don't have time to try and figure stuff out, we’ve got to come in assertive and aggressive and just go after it,” he said. “And if we fail, we fail, but we gotta at least come out there with that mentality of we don’t have time to kind of ease into it.” Lillard welcomes the chance to resume playing after a difficult few months. He admittedly had no idea how serious the virus was when the league closed down. He went to Phoenix with his family, intent on finding a gym to stay in shape during the layoff. But the NBA said players couldn't go to third-party facilities or trainers because of health concerns. While grateful that he had his fiance and son with him, Lillard essentially sheltered in place once he got back to Portland. He didn't see his mom for more than a month. And then his cousin and personal chef, Brandon Johnson, suddenly passed away. “It was tough, man. I think that was when I got to the point where I was like, if I was waking up and it wasn’t a sunny day, it was messing with my mood. It was just tough,” Lillard said. “I got through it, just from having a lot of my family around. That really helped. So I can see why somebody who is with one person or by themselves would have a really hard time. Definitely a tough few months.” Always diligent about his fitness, Lillard found a way to train. Then George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, touching off nationwide protests over police brutality. Lillard marched in Portland. He also released a powerful rap "Blacklist,'' under his music persona, Dame D.O.L.L.A. “I grew up with Oscar Grant, who was killed at a BART station while handcuffed facedown. I’ve been racially profiled by cops, before I was in the NBA. So I have thoughts and feelings about this stuff. That’s what Blacklist was about,” he said. Lillard was averaging 28.9 points and 7.8 assists this season. In January he scored 61 points in a game against the Warriors and he had seven games with 40 or more points. He'll be among those sequestered at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex for games, but the resumption of the season comes as cases of COVID-19 are spiking in Florida. Some players have opted out, including Portland's Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan. But Portland will see the return of big men Jusuf Nurkic, now recovered from a broken leg last season, and Zach Collins, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury. One thing that's not a concern for the Blazers is fitness. “They’ve been very diligent about taking care of themselves, both in the weight room and on the court, and treatment. So I’ve been very impressed with all of their conditioning," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “They’re not an NBA game shape yet, but I think with a month to go, with the practices that we’re going to have, and the way they’ve taken care of themselves so far, I don’t think it’s a stretch that they’ll be more than ready.” Lillard is confident in his own ability to stay healthy, but he doesn't quite trust everyone else. The NBA announced this week that nine additional players had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total of league players who have contracted it to 25. “I feel like it’s still a possibility for something to spread within that bubble, just with there been so many people and so many different things that we’ve got to follow to be safe, even though we’re not exposed to the public,” he said. “So for me, it’s gonna be, `What time is practice? What time can I get in the weight room, What time can I get some shots up? What’s the plan for game day?' I’m going to be in the room. I’m going to have my PS3, my PS4. I’m going to have my studio equipment, my mike, my laptop. I’m going to have all my books. I mean, that’s it. I’m going to be in the room, chillin'.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

Thoughts to guide us by

Faith heals! Faith exudes excitement and enthusiasm, that makes a person feel optimistic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Travel goals of a person in debt

  MY Dear Iponaryos, If you were given a chance to give someone who owes you money a trip abroad, where would it be? “What? A trip abroad?” “Hello, they still owe me money!” “Chinkee, are you okay?” You are probably having these thoughts right now. But, yes, you read my question right. Depending on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire

DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal isn't planning to give up tennis anytime soon. Johanna Konta won't take too seriously her dominating win in the Sydney International last Friday. And Sam Stosur, who has never done well at her home Grand Slam tournament, isn't getting too down on herself after her preparation — or lack of it— for Melbourne Park. Following are some thoughts and impressions from players who spoke on Sunday, the day before the start of the Australian Open: ___ RAFAEL NADAL The takeaway: Rafa is not about to call it quits anytime soon. Nadal, a 14-time major winner, is coming off two lengthy injury layoffs last year, including 2 ½ months off after pulling out of the French Open before the third round with left wrist injury and another rest at the end of the season. Just don't ask him if he's ready to pull out a rod and reel, or a 9-iron. 'If I don't believe that I can be competitive, and when I mean competitive, is fighting for the things that I fought for during the last 10 years, I will be probably playing golf or fishing at home,' Nadal said. 'I am being honest ... I am here because I believe ... I can fight for the things that really motivate me.' Given his history with injuries, Nadal was asked if he was playing pain free. 'What do you mean 'pain-free'?' he said. 'I am not injured, no. Pain-free is a long time ago.' ___ JOHANNA KONTA The Sydney-born British player, a surprise semifinalist at Melbourne Park last year, won the Sydney International final against Agnieszka Radwanska last Friday, a victory so dominating that the Polish player, ranked third in the world, said: 'I can't remember playing someone like this on that level, that consistent for the whole match. I couldn't really say that I did something wrong. She was just playing amazing tennis.' Konta said Sunday she's not reading too much into those plaudits. 'Obviously to have beaten a player like Aga, I'm definitely very pleased with the level I played,' Konta said. 'But we all know that it's not a given. It doesn't decide how you will do in the next event. I'm taking it as a positive from the week itself, but I'm looking to, again, work hard here and really try to do the best that I can here.' ___ SAMANTHA STOSUR Competing in her 15th Australian Open, the highest-ranked Australian woman in the draw has never made it past the fourth round at Melbourne Park. Her preparation for her home major wasn't helped with first-round losses at Brisbane and Sydney 'I can't change it, it is what it is,' Stosur said of her early exits. 'I'm not going into my first round freaking out that I haven't had more than two matches. Like I said, I've done everything else that I can. Obviously it would have been really nice to have played more. But I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person in that situation from the first two weeks of the year.' The 18th-seeded Stosur has a tough first-round match against Heather Watson of Britain. ___ SIMONA HALEP The fourth-seeded Halep lost in the first round last year at Melbourne Park. This year she'll have the distinction of opening play on the main Rod Laver Arena on Monday, against American Shelby Rogers. 'I hope is going to be better this year ... it's special to open the tournament on the biggest stadium. I'm not thinking very much at that thing. I just have to go there. I know the opponent pretty well.' Halep beat Rogers in straight sets in the third round at the 2015 U.S. Open in their only previous meeting. ___ TOMMY HAAS The 38-year-old German veteran has said 2017 will be his last year on tour — he's taking over as tournament director at Indian Wells. Haas, who plays Benoit Paire of France in the first round, wants to go out with some dignity after a career of injuries. He has been ranked as high as No. 2, won 15 ATP Tour titles, reached the semifinals of the Australian Open three times and Wimbledon once, and won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. His career has been stalled by injuries since he had shoulder surgery two years ago and right foot surgery in the middle of last year. 'I think it's important to find that right time, or that moment for you when you feel it's over and it's time to do something else,' Haas said Sunday. 'For me it's very important just to be back on tour and back here at the Australian Open. It's been a while since I've played here and I'm excited to get the opportunity to go out on the court one more time and compete.' And to keep playing, hoping that his best is once again around the corner. 'When you are a dreamer, and a lot of us are, you obviously like to play at your best level again, maybe play against some of the top players somewhere on a big stage and play a great matches,' Haas said. 'Maybe get far in a tournament one more time.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Lingering thoughts on Pemberton case

While we talked last Tuesday of the closure of the Pemberton case, it now seems that the story of the US serviceman who killed Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude in 2014 is not yet over on the other side of the Pacific......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Concepcion backs COVID-19 breath test

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion is supporting new technology from Israel that quickly determines if a person is positive for coronavirus disease through a breath test......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Loose use of “legend”

an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Para kay Angelica ‘frontliner’ din ang mga artista; umaming napraning habang naka-lockdown

FEELING ni Angelica Panganiban ay isa rin siyang frontliner kasama ang iba pang artistang bumalik na sa pagtatrabaho kahit meron pang pandemya. Nang makausap namin siya sa virtual presscon ng “#AskAngelica” sinabi niyang “frontliner” din siya dahil nagtatrabaho silang mga artista na walang suot na face mask at face shield kapag nasa harap na sila […] The post Para kay Angelica ‘frontliner’ din ang mga artista; umaming napraning habang naka-lockdown appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Calabarzon’s 2nd most wanted killed

The second most wanted person in Calabarzon was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Tiaong, Quezon on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Two killed in hurricane-like storm in Greece

Two people were found dead and another person was missing on Saturday after central Greece was lashed by a rare hurricane-like storm known as a "medicane"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Rejection: How to bounce back from it

CEBU CITY, Philippines— You have just been rejected. Ouch. Rejection is one of the many bad not to mention sad things one person can go through in his lifetime. Lucky for others who have only been rejected once, or twice, because some, eat rejection for breakfast. Yes, and somehow these people opt to bounce back […] The post Rejection: How to bounce back from it appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

‘Sally’ batters U.S. Southeast

PENSACOLA, United States (AFP) — Tropical Storm Sally downed trees, flooded streets and homes and knocked out power, reportedly killing one person, as the former hurricane pounded the US southeast on Wednesday with torrential rain. Sally made landfall overnight near Gulf Shores, Alabama along the border with Florida as a Category 2 hurricane. Slow-moving Sally, […] The post ‘Sally’ batters U.S. Southeast appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Trump will not attend UN General Assembly in person

US President Donald Trump will not attend next week’s UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One Thursday, according to a pool report. The decision marks an about-face for Trump, who last month said he wanted to deliver his speech in the General Assembly hall in New […] The post Trump will not attend UN General Assembly in person appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Doctor to the stars Joel Mendez nabbed anew for attempted rape

  BY NEIL RAMOS     Authorities handcuffed Sunday celebrity cosmetic surgeon Joel Mendez for “attempted rape and 2 counts of rape through sexual assault.” Police Brigadier General Rolando B. Anduyan, PRO 10 regional director, announced Mendez’ arrest on Facebook, Tuesday.     He said, “We will never stop until all wanted person will be arrested […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Beyond deep throat

They say that there is nothing more irritating than a reformed smoker, a former alcoholic or drug addict speaking of the evils of drugs or alcohol incessantly, a “Born Again” believer inviting friends to reform or repent, or a previously fat unhealthy person turned health buff or “vegan” telling us to improve our food choices and our lifestyle......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Calabarzon’s most wanted nabbed in North Cotabato

A leader of a criminal gang tagged as the most wanted person in Calabarzon was arrested in North Cotabato on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

‘Most wanted’ ng Calabarzon, dakma sa Cotabato

Naaresto ng mga awtoridad sa Midsayap, North Cotabato ang most wanted person ng Calabarzon na may siyam na arrest warrant. The post ‘Most wanted’ ng Calabarzon, dakma sa Cotabato first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020