Jordan king says palace crisis over

Jordan king says palace crisis over.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 8th, 2021

Salah double helps Liverpool to 3rd straight win in EPL

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Mohamed Salah was just inside Arsenal's half when he collected the ball, befuddled David Luiz with a nonchalant jink and homed in on goal from the right wing. The Liverpool star made the finish look easy, too, whipping the ball into the bottom corner. With one of the best goals so far this season, Salah capped Liverpool's 3-1 win over Arsenal in a one-sided game between the top two teams in the Premier League. Liverpool will be the only team to end the third round of games with a maximum nine points. The Reds appear well set for another tilt at an English top-flight title they haven't won since 1990. If only Manchester United was in such a strong position. Liverpool's traditional rival got a reality check Saturday with a 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace that exposed the deficiencies that still exist in the team. United is no closer to solving its penalty woes, either, with Marcus Rashford reclaiming spot-kick duties after Paul Pogba's miss against Wolverhampton on Monday but also failing to score. Worse was to come as United conceded a stoppage-time goal to lose for the first time this season and slip five points behind Liverpool. There was also a first win for Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager, and away victories for Leicester, Southampton and West Ham. LUIZ AT FAULT David Luiz has established a reputation as a classy but error-prone defender during his time in English soccer with Chelsea and now Arsenal, and he marred his performance against Liverpool with a big mistake in the second half. The Brazil defender tugged the jersey of Salah as a ball was slipped through to the Liverpool forward, and even had the temerity of complaining when a penalty was inevitably awarded. Salah dispatched the spot kick in style, right in the top corner, giving Liverpool a 2-0 lead after Joel Matip had put the hosts in front with a header from Trent Alexander-Arnold's outswinging corner. Salah's stunning solo effort — his second goal of the game — made the points safe for Liverpool, with Luiz's defending again leaving a lot to be desired. Arsenal, which grabbed a late consolation through substitute Lucas Torreira, was the only other team to win its first two games. PENALTY PROBLEM Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prompted debate this week by saying he has two designated penalty takers in Pogba and Rashford, despite concerns that it might cause confusion. And Rashford followed Pogba in missing from 12 yards (meters) in the surprise loss against Palace. In the end, Solskjaer preferred to focus on penalties that weren't awarded to his team at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Anthony Martial and Rashford both tumbling under challenges in the second half but seeing claims waved away. United was poor, though, conceding a weak goal to go 1-0 down when a goalkeeper clearance was flicked on for Jordan Ayew to run free and slot home in the 32nd minute. Daniel James curled a brilliant equalizer in the 89th minute, seemingly earning United a point, only for Palace left back Patrick van Aanholt to squeeze a shot under the body of goalkeeper David de Gea at the end of a counter-attack in the second minute of stoppage time. WIN FOR LAMPARD At the fourth time of asking, Frank Lampard finally has a win as Chelsea manager. Tammy Abraham scored twice and another young English player, Mason Mount, also netted in the 3-2 win at Norwich. Lampard, Chelsea's all-time scorer who took over from Maurizio Sarri this offseason, has shown faith in youth in his early weeks at the helm and was rewarded with the goals from Abraham and Mount. Chelsea had lost 4-0 at Manchester United and was held 1-1 by Leicester in its opening two league matches, while also losing the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool in a penalty shootout. Finland striker Teemu Pukki made it five goals in his first three games in the English top flight by scoring Norwich's second goal. AWAY WINS Watford is the early-season crisis club after slipping to a third straight defeat by losing 3-1 at home to West Ham. Watford has lost its last seven matches in all competitions dating back to last season. Harvey Barnes' spectacular second-half strike clinched Leicester a 2-1 win at Sheffield United, while Southampton won 2-0 at 10-man Brighton......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

Hunger crisis in Philippines may worsen — Nograles

The hunger problem may worsen because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the successive typhoons that battered the country, a Palace official said over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Palace shuns new OCTA report: We re not completely reliant on Red Cross

Government on Tuesday rejected anew a report by an independent group of experts studying the coronavirus crisis in the country, this time detailing how isolation and contact tracing efforts have been crippled due to a halt in tests run by the Philippine Red Cross......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Despite surge in cases, Palace says worst is over

Malacañang on Wednesday claimed that the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over since the country has been able to improve its health care capacity significantly......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Palace on COVID-19 crisis: The worst is over

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang believes that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over even as the confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in the Philippines continue to increase by thousands on a daily basis. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this in response to a recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey that showed that more than […] The post Palace on COVID-19 crisis: The worst is over appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

The worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over, Palace says

Just two days after the country logged a record-high number of deaths due to COVID-19, Malacañang said the worst of the pandemic-induced crisis is over. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Pangulong Duterte, may virtual conference sa King of Jordan

May nakatakdang virtual conference si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa King of Jordan. Ayon kay Senador Christopher “Bong” Go, ito ang dahilan kung kaya babalik na ng Malakanyang si Pangulong Duterte. Umuwi ng Davao City si Pangulong Duterte noong August 3 ng gabi bago naging epektibo ang modified enhanced community quarantine sa Metro Manila. Ayon kay […] The post Pangulong Duterte, may virtual conference sa King of Jordan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Palace: No money for P5-K monthly cash aid suggested by Robredo

Malacañang on Thursday rejected Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestion to give monthly aid of P5,000 to the 10 million poorest families in the country amid the COVID-19 crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

2020 king of recruiting crown remains on UP’s head

Who was our King of Recruiting in 2018? Find out here. Who was our King of Recruiting in 2019? Find out here. --- From 2007 to 2015, the University of the Philippines only had 13 wins to show in 126 games total. That time is self-deprecatingly called in Diliman as the dark days. Due to that disappointing standing, the Fighting Maroons had the toughest time bringing in recruits. And due to that lack of pieces to the puzzles, they lost even more. Safe to say, State U was stuck in a vicious cycle in the dark days. That’s not to say they didn’t have blue-chip recruits back then as in their time, all of Woody Co, Mark Juruena, Mike Gamboa, Kyles Lao, Jett Manuel, and Mikee Reyes were among the best high school players. Only, a blue-chip recruit or two does not make a team. Fast forward to now and oh, how things have changed. Last year, UP was hailed as ABS-CBN’s King of Recruiting alongside University of the East. “On the strength of the transfers of Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero, the Fighting Maroons… are worthy of the title,” it said then. And the season before that, the maroon and green was also up there with the best of them in terms of recruitment, having brought in the likes of eventual Season MVP Bright Akhuetie, Will Gozum, and Jaydee Tungcab. Indeed, there was nowhere to go but up. That has only continued this year as UP has left no doubt that it is now a force to reckon with in terms of recruitment. Early on, they already had a solid haul in Joel Cagulangan, once the best point guard in high school, and tireless workhorse Malick Diouf. And then, the shock of shocks. As it turned out, Nazareth School of National University stalwarts Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano were going to be Fighting Maroons. Meaning, for the first time in recent history, the most promising prospect coming out of high school is headed to Diliman. Not only that, State U also answered its biggest question heading into next season – the question at point guard, filling in for Jun Manzo. But as it turned out, they weren’t done just yet - no, our friends, they weren’t done just yet. Tamayo and Abadiano’s departure from National U was shocking, without a doubt, but CJ Cansino’s exit from University of Sto. Tomas was even more so. Cansino, against his will, decided to move on from his alma mater since 2015 due to personal reasons. Fortunately for him, he landed on his feet. Now, the Fighting Maroons have ready-made replacement for Rivero as well as a leader in the shades of Paul Desiderio for UAAP 84. And that, our friends, is why we have no choice but to put the 2020 King of Recruiting crown on UP’s head once more. Tamayo and Abadiano are the bluest of blue-chip recruits this year and Cagulangan, Cansino, and Diouf are among the most talented transferees, but also joining them in the maroon and green will be scoring machine RC Calimag from La Salle Green Hills, burly big Miguel Tan from Xavier High School, Filipino-American playmaker Sam Dowd, Filipino-Australian tower Ethan Kirkness, physical forward Jancork Cabahug from University of Visayas, and versatile wing CJ Catapusan from Adamson University. The former Bullpups are guaranteed ato be contributors even as rookies while Calimag, Tan, and Dowd are going to shore up a bench that had just lost Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Of course, Diouf, Kirkness, Cansino, Cabahug, and Cagulangan are still serving residency, but when they will be eligible, they will get a shot at a squad that will look brand new. All of Bright Akhuetie, J-Boy Gob, David Murrell, Noah Webb, and Rivero are graduating players while Paras is only guaranteed to play one more year. That means that after Season 83, the Fighting Maroons may very well have to fill six spots. That means that UP is not only beefing up for UAAP 83, it is also securing its future. If not for the shock of shocks, though, the crown would have been claimed by De La Salle University which sent a statement that it is back and better than ever. Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio may be playing their fifth and final years in college, but the green and white’s future has only brightened following this prolonged preseason. First and foremost, Kevin Quiambao, the third leg in that National U tripod of talent out of high school, has the capability and confidence to follow in the footsteps of Baltazar. Hopefully, he will be eligible for Season 83, but if not, what’s certain is he will be playing in UAAP 84. Alongside him as pieces for the future are super scorers CJ Austria and Emman Galman, all-around swingman Joshua Ramirez, and Filipino-Americans Jeromy Hughes, Kameron Vales, and Philips bros. Benjamin and Michael. Among all those, Jonnel Policarpio, likened to a young Arwind Santos, has the highest upside, but the Fil-Ams have much potential as well. And don’t forget that Evan Nelle, the primetime playmaker from San Beda University, is just getting primed and prepped to take the reins when Melecio leaves. Of course, the caveat here is that we are all in uncharted territory due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. And in that light, the next season of the UAAP remains far away and a lot could still happen until then. While majority of the local blue-chip recruits have already committed, talents from abroad and transferees from other schools could still come and change the game. With that being said, there remains no doubt that UP and La Salle have made the biggest noise in the offseason. However, it’s not actually the Fighting Maroons or the Green Archers who got the lion’s share of the best graduating players in the 2020 NBTC 24. Yes, that honor belongs to Lyceum of the Philippines University which is finally reaping the rewards of its rising Jrs. program with NCAA 95 Jrs. MVP John Barba and Batang Gilas playmaker Mac Guadana being promoted as full-fledged Pirates. Guadana could do it all and looks like the next great guard in the Grand Old League while fearless slasher is Barba is a perfect complement to him. Add another fiery guard in John Bravo and sweet-shooting big man Carlo Abadeza and LPU has restocked its coffers after losing Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee and Cameroonian powerhouse Mike Nzeusseu. In all though, the 2020 NBTC 24 was dominated by UP… and San Beda. Of the annual rankings’ 15 graduating players, four would be Fighting Maroons and another four would be Red Lions. Yes, San Beda’s grassroots program is back on track with its Jrs. championship core all remaining in red and white. Rhayyan Amsali, ranked no. 1 in the 2020 NBTC 24, is the most college-ready high school player while Justine Sanchez is a long-limbed forward who could turn out to be the next Calvin Oftana, you know, the NCAA 95 MVP. Yukien Andrada, meanwhile, is only continuing to develop his two-way game and Tony Ynot is a 3-and-D weapon who had even left an impression on Jalen Green. And hey, as somebody said, don’t sleep on the UAAP’s three-time defending champions. Ateneo may already be missing Isaac Go, Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt and they may not be making noise as of late, but they are still welcoming Dave Ildefonso and Dwight Ramos with open arms. Ildefonso will only be good to go come UAAP 84, but Ramos is already being seen by head coach Tab Baldwin as a difference-maker for the Blue Eagles in Season 83. Eli, Dwight’s younger brother, is also in the mix to backstop SJ Belangel and Tyler Tio. Note also that former blue-chip recruit Inand Fornilos may very well finally get his shot while both Jolo Mendoza and Raffy Verano are also back. Ateneo’s foe in the Finals last year also reloaded quite a bit as for the third year in a row, UST will be sending the Tiger Cubs’ best player to the Srs. squad. Following in the footsteps of Cansino and Mark Nonoy, post player Bismarck Lina will be a Growling Tiger next season. Alongside him to fortify the frontcourt are Christian Manaytay, Bryan Samudio, and Bryan Santos while bolstering the backcourt are Joshua Fontanilla and Paul Manalang. Speaking of fortifying the frontcourt, Far Eastern University is the team that got the biggest boost in terms of size. With 6-foot-7 Nigerian Emman Ojoula’s residency over and done with, the go-go guards of the Tamaraws have yet another weapon to burn opponents with. CESAFI MVP Kevin Guibao and transferee Simone Sandagon are no slouches either while Cholo Anonuevo has a roster spot waiting for him if and when he decides to come home after trying his luck in the US. RJ Abarrientos no longer appears here as he was already in FEU’s list last year. These are the new faces to see for the other teams: CSB Blazers LETRAN Knights JRU Heavy Bombers MAPUA Cardinals ADAMSON Soaring Falcons UE Red Warriors --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos heads for exile under corruption cloud

MADRID — Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who is facing investigation at home and abroad for corruption, announced Monday that he will go into exile. The 82-year-old revealed he would leave the country in a letter to his son, the current King Felipe VI who accepted his decision and thanked him, the royal palace said […] The post Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos heads for exile under corruption cloud appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

UAAP s super seniors to be feted in Season 82 online closing ceremony

UAAP Season 82 officially comes to a close on July 25. There, the league pushes through with closing ceremonies for its most recent tournament cut short due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Let’s remember and reminisce #UAAPSeason82 with the Closing Ceremony#AllForMore 4pm, July 25 on @abscbnsports’ online platforms — The UAAP (@uaap_official) July 15, 2020 There, champions and individual awardees from first semester sports would be celebrated once more. Student-athletes from the second semester sports would not be getting left behind, however. In particular, so-called super seniors whose campaigns were cut short by the pandemic would also be recognized in the event to be shown on ABS-CBN Sports' online platforms. For that, they are nothing but grateful. "Sobrang saya kasi, isipin mo, yung buong taon na pinaghirapan mo, may kapalit pa rin kahit ganito ang nangyari," Ricky Marcos, libero of two-time defending champion National University said in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Nagpapasalamat kami." Diego Lozano, first baseman of still-reigning baseball king De La Salle University could only agree. "I'm happy the UAAP decided to do this because it shows their support for the seniors who dedicated five years to play the sport they love," he said. He then continued, "This also shows appreciation of the fact that living the student-athlete life is not easy because you have to have so many sacrifices." Indeed, a rare occurrence that affected all is more than enough reason for a rare citation to appreciate all. For super seniors such as the University of the Philippines booter Miggy Clarino, that award, even if it is not the championship they all hope for,  is still to be treasured. As he put it, "Masaya, siyempre, kasi as seniors, deserve naman naming makakuha ng kahit medal man lang kasi isa kami sa mga naging role models para sa mga bata sa sports namin." Editor's Note: The UAAP Season 82 Closing Ceremony will air July 25, Saturday, 7 pm and July 26, 4:30 pm on LIGA on SkyCable channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable 183,, Facebook and YouTube --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Palace refutes Robredo over COVID response

Malacañang has been transparent about the government response to the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Jamie bests Juan GDL, Thirdy in dunk-off for a cause

It was crystal clear that Jamie Malonzo prepared from start to finish for Home Jam: Dunkers Only. Malonzo's right-handed slam jam after jumping over teammate Kurt Lojera set the tone from the get-go as he wound up as the winner in the dunk-off for a cause organized by ABS-CBN Sports. Jamie starts things off with a BEAUTY ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 De La Salle University's one-and-done star followed that up with a reverse two-hander off of a bounce pass for Round 2: JAMIE ???????? FROM ???????? THE ???????? SECOND ???????? FLOOR ???????? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 And then an off-the-bounce windmill for his last attempt: JAMIE ISN'T PLAYING AROUND ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 In all, judges Kobe Paras and Robert Bolick gave him a total score of 59 points - one better than second-placer Juan Gomez de Liano and two better than third-ranked Thirdy Ravena. Malonzo was even prepared for his awarding, as he had a trophy ready to roll when it became official that he was the king of Home Jam: Dunkers Only. JAMIE MALONZO. HOME JAM DUNK CHAMP. He was ready ???? — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 The top pick in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft also took home the award for the best shoes. Meanwhile, Juan GDL was adjudged to have used the best prop after leaping over dad Bert for a thunderous throwdown. .@juan_swish9 x @bertlovesanna ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 Japan-bound Thirdy claimed the best dunk as he sidestepped manong Kiefer before a Statue of Liberty dunk. Thirdy asks Kiefer for an assist ???? ???????? ABS-CBN Sports' Instagram and Facebook — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 27, 2020 The dunk-off was organized to raise funds for ABS-CBN Foundation's relief drive in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Palace Expects PH Growth Back to 6% in 2021

Malacañang is optimistic that the Philippine economy would expand at a faster pace and return to 6 percent growth trajectory in 2021 despite the crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country this year. In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4 on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque acknowledged that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Government COVID-19 response improving – Palace

Despite the continuing rise in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country, government response to the COVID-19 crisis has saved “thousands” of lives, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

PUJs& rsquo; return likely next week& mdash;Palace

Jeepneys, dubbed the Philippines “king of the road,” may soon be allowed to hit the road after being banned for more than three months due to the COVID 19, but subject to health standards, Malacanang said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Palace: PH values freedom of speech but won’t tolerate misinformation

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is upholding the freedom of speech and expression of every Filipino, but will not tolerate the spread of misinformation, especially amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis, a Palace official said. “This government values every Filipino’s freedom of speech and expression, knowing that they are truly vital toward a free flow […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

CIDG to go after erring local execs

The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) will go after local government officials involved in the anomalous distribution of the Social Amelioration Program cash aid to poor families affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis. In a virtual press briefing in Malacañang Palace on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said information or complaints […] The post CIDG to go after erring local execs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

GDLs and childhood friends bring relief to stranded workers in UP

Gomez de Liano brothers Joe, Javi, and Juan alongside childhood friends from Ferndale Homes in Quezon City have reached out helping hands to construction workers inside the University of the Philippines. The GDLS, together with good old pals Jett Borromeo, King Vergeire, and Paul and Ralph Eclavea went inside Diliman on Thursday to share relief goods to workers who have been unable to go home for more than a month now. LOOK: Players of the UP Men's Basketball Team (@upmbt) extended assistance to the stranded construction workers inside UP Diliman. The Fighting Maroons gave rice and food packs to the workers affected by the #COVID19Quarantine. (Photos from Nemuel Sapungan) | via @JervisManahan — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) April 30, 2020 The GDLs and Vergeire are proud products of the University of the Philippines Integrated School and got together with their childhood friends to pool together funds to purchase sacks of rice and several canned goods. "We were informed that a lot of construction workers couldn't leave so we just helped out in our own way to give back to the people of UP," Javi said. The construction workers have been unable to get out and get away from Diliman due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. They had been working at facilities being built in State U such as the new Faculty Center before the enhanced ommunity quarantine, in essence, locked them in. According to ABS-CBN's Jervis Manahan, the construction workers "felt abandoned when their boss from the company they work for left them with just three sacks of rice." With that, the relief goods were only much welcome. In turn, being able to do their part is much welcome as well for the "Ferndale kids. "It feels great helping out and giving smiles to people," Javi said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

Palace ‘respects’ Taiwan’s refusal to expel OFW

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang “respects Taiwan’s decision” not to deport a Filipino caregiver for criticizing the Duterte administration’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. “Deportation is really a decision to be made by Taiwan authorities … in the same way [that] we will enforce our law on all foreigners while they are under our jurisdiction,” presidential […] The post Palace ‘respects’ Taiwan’s refusal to expel OFW appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020