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Mike shares PBA memories

Mike Singletary has played basketball as an import in Belgium, Uruguay, Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Japan and the Philippines for eight years......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 11th, 2021

Specialists Coach Reyes shares formula on beating Aquastars to become VisMin Cup champions

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Basketball experts will probably say that the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City won the inaugural Visayas leg title of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup because of their superb defense.  But for Specialist Head Coach Mike Reyes, there is more to it than their superb defense. Reyes said that they had different aspects […] The post Specialists Coach Reyes shares formula on beating Aquastars to become VisMin Cup champions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

(G)I-DLE& nbsp;shares new remix of massive single& nbsp;& lsquo;HWAA& rsquo;

K-Pop sensation (G)I-DLE shares a new remix of its single “HWAA” from hit-making DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike marking the rising act’s first border-crossing collaboration with an international artist. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Kamala Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff to be first ‘second gentleman’

When Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and first Black US vice president, her husband Doug Emhoff will break his own new ground: as the original “second husband.” Media and entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff is seen here with his wife Kamala Harris after she took part in the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 27, 2020; he will make history as America’s first “second husband” (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) Harris and Emhoff, who married in 2014 — she for the first time, he for the second — will also be the first mixed-race couple to occupy their positions. He is white while she is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants. Both are 56. The contours of Emhoff’s new role as the nation’s “second husband” — some prefer “second gentleman” — have yet to be determined; he has been vague about his plans so far.  Traditionally, the spouses of presidents and vice presidents have been expected to forge a careful balance of supportiveness and independence. Many pick a charitable cause to promote. Emhoff, who was credited as a “secret weapon” on the campaign trail for his wife — even earning his own following on social media — is an accomplished lawyer specializing in media, sports and entertainment law. He took leave in August from the multinational DLA Piper, which has lobbying offices in Washington. That could raise prickly conflicts of interest with Harris’s work. Emhoff has been publicly vague about whether he will stay with the firm, though he ha stold interviewers he might want to pursue pro bono legal work. Emhoff marks another milestone: he would be the first Jew to be part of America’s first or second families. Friends have described him as a less-than-observant Jew but one who identifies strongly with, and is deeply shaped by, Judaism.  The Jewish publication Forward embraced him as the “Second Mensch.” When its reporter asked Emhoff’s mother Barbara about his religious upbringing, she was coy, but offered: “He was bar mitzvahed in New Jersey, I can tell you that.” Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, he is said to have happy memories of Jewish summer camp, where he won athletic awards. While in high school, his father moved the family to Los Angeles. Emhoff earned a law degree at the University of Southern California, then worked at other law firms before reaching DLA Piper. When Emhoff met Harris on a blind date arranged by friends, it was “love at first sight,” he later said.  His children by his first marriage — Cole, named after John Coltrane, and Ella, named after Ella Fitzgerald — have embraced their stepmother as “Momala.”  Emhoff’s ex-wife Kerstin Mackin remains friendly and even joins the family at Thanksgiving. The “second husband-elect,” incidentally, shares one thing with Donald Trump: both are avid golfers.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Always About the People

“Solid!” That was the only reaction, or lack thereof, that I could muster after that first breakaway slam of Kiefer Ravena’s UAAP collegiate basketball career over the outstretched arms of UST’s foreign center, Karim Abdul. Moments before, you could see Kiefer was going to go hard, as it was a one-on-one breakaway and he had the speed advantage over Abdul, who was hot on his heels. Little did I know that he was going to go for that highlight that would announce his entry into college basketball. That reaction, that loss for words, can pretty much sum up my past 10 years of covering college basketball for ABS-CBN Sports.  They first asked me to write about my most memorable UAAP game coverage; but I must confess, I was never really good at remembering exact details of games, unlike some of my fellow sportscasters, or even coaches I know, who remember almost detail for detail, or play by play. My memories come in highlights, or sometimes even just flashes of good or memorable plays.  I remember a 6’8”, 18-year old Ben Mbala, whom we first saw a glimpse of while Anton Roxas and I were covering the CESAFI league in the hot and humid Cebu Coliseum, sometime around 2012. He was playing for the Southwestern University Cobras, wasn’t as built and polished as when he was with DLSU, but you could already see the raw talent and athleticism. Fast forward a few years, I remember well how he took the UAAP by storm, with his monster dunks, and how he piloted La Salle to a championship while winning league MVP in Season 79.  I remember the heralded rookie season of Kiefer Ravena in the men’s division, after a storied juniors career. Kiefer won Rookie of the Year honors and helped lead Ateneo to two more titles to round up their 5-peat, before it was Jeron Teng’s turn to lead the Green Archers to a championship over his elder brother Jeric and the UST Growling Tigers.  I remember Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and his back-to-back MVP seasons. He was arguably the most complete college player during that time. It was painful to see his team fall short especially during his second MVP year. The Bulldogs made history the year after though, with Alfred Aroga, Troy Rosario, and Gelo Alolino now at the helm, winning the school’s first ever championship after more than forty years. I would argue that the past decade saw some of the brightest UAAP college basketball stars, both local and foreign, take to the hard court. It would almost be unfair to start naming them because I’ll surely end up leaving some names worthy enough to be mentioned. But we all remember Greg Slaughter, Ryan Buenafe, RR Garcia, Terence Romeo, Mac Belo, RR Pogoy, Roi Sumang, Charles Mamie, Alex Nuyles, Jericho Cruz, Papi Sarr, Jeron Teng, Jason Perkins, Aljun Melecio, Kiefer and Thirdy, Bobby Ray, Alfred Aroga, Kevin Ferrer, Karim Abul, Jeric Teng, Ange Kuoame, Matt and Mike Nieto, Paul Desiderio, Juan GDL, and the list goes on and on… all of them making their mark in the UAAP the past ten years. Aside from the highlights, there were the more mundane, behind-the-scenes memories, especially covering out-of-town games when we used to do the CESAFI and the PCCL. That was basketball coverage at its purest. There was a time we traveled to Lanao Del Sur to cover the Mindanao regional selection of the PCCL. Lanao was about another two to three hour drive from Cagayan de Oro along a dark highway with trees and mountains all around; and where there was only one mall in the entire town. Or when we traveled by van to La Union to cover the north regional selection of the PCCL… or even staying a whole week at the Cebu Grand Hotel, for the VisMin regional selection. Coverages then were bare bones: no real-time stats or live graphics, and I would even sometimes have to tally the points and rebounds of each player in-game on my notebook just so that I’d have some semblance of stats to mention on the coverage. Still, those games were so much fun because the players, getting their first shot at national TV coverage, would leave everything out on the floor.  In a year or so, both the UAAP and the NCAA will announce their respective new homes, and new broadcast teams will have the privilege of covering the best collegiate basketball players in the country. That’s how the ball bounces. I’m a firm believer that in life there are seasons, and a perfect time for everything. I’m just thankful for the opportunities thrown my way. If you were to ask me why the coverage of the UAAP helped build the league into what it is today, my answer would be simple: it was always about the people. At the end of the day, what makes the UAAP and its coverage great are the stories of the people that play, coach, officiate, cover, and run the games. It’s not really about the championships or the awards, but rather the challenges, hardships, and journeys of each of the individuals that brought them there.  And it is also about the directors, producers, cameramen, reporters and make-up artists that make sure that the audience sees what is supposed to be seen – the winning basket, a fan’s priceless reaction, the agony in defeat, and the glory of victory. It’s what Boom Gonzalez or Mico Halili would always say, that our job as anchors and analysts is to tell the people watching at home the story of what is happening in the game in the best way possible.  I just want to tip my hat to all the people that allowed us to do our jobs the best way possible. From our directors, producers, cameramen, floor directors, fellow panelists, courtside reporters, league officials, statisticians, make-up artists, and all those people behind the scenes whom we worked with, know that we were able to give our best because of you; and the UAAP coverage will not be what it is if not for all of your hard work and dedication.  It was, is, and will always be about the people. Marco Benitez was the team captain for the Ateneo Blue Eagles when they won the UAAP Season 65 men's seniors basketball title in 2002. Marco eventually covered collegiate basketball as analyst for ABS-CBN Sports starting in 2010. He is presently the President of the Philippine Women's University (PWU)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Floyd Mayweather Jr. responds to Conor McGregor s retirement

Over the weekend, two-division UFC world champion Conor "The Notorious" McGregor once again announced his retirement.  The 31-year old McGregor (22-4 in MMA, 0-1 in Boxing), posted a photo of himself with his mother on Twitter with the caption "Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!"  Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours ?? pic.twitter.com/Dh4ijsZacZ — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2020 This was McGregor's third retirement announcement in the last four years, with his first one coming back in 2016 and the second one in 2019.  Obviously, the Irish combat sports star's first two 'retirements' were short-lived.  The following day, McGregor posted a photo of a cake, presumably from his daughter, that read "Happy Retirement Daddy" on his Instagram account.  While a lot of the comments were well-wishers, there was one comment that stood out, and it was from none other than undefeated boxing legend Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.  "If I'm not mistaken, didn't you tell Mike Tyson you could be at me if we fought a second time? Now you're quitting? I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again," Mayweather Jr's comment read.  Mayweather Jr. came out of retirement in 2017 to face McGregor in a professional boxing bout, the biggest combat sports event of that year. While McGregor did put up a good fight, Mayweather Jr. was able to maintain his undefeated record with a tenth-round TKO victory over the first-time boxer McGregor.  Since then, McGregor has returned to mixed martial arts, falling to reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018, and then bouncing back with a 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone back in January.  Will McGregor remain retired? Will Mayweather and McGregor share the ring once again? Only time will tell. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Catriona Gray shares hardship as breadwinner at 21

Before Catriona Gray became Miss Universe 2018, and now, a recording star, the Filipino-Australian beauty also went through hardship as a breadwinner of her family at the young age of 21......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Demoted nurses in public hospitals are entitled to 1-year backpay, Defensor says

Nurses demoted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) mid-year of 2020 are “entitled to backpay for at least one year or a minimum of P36,000 each,” Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor argued on Monday. The solon explained that the basis for the backpay is the ruling last 1 June of the Office of the […] The post Demoted nurses in public hospitals are entitled to 1-year backpay, Defensor says appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Ella shares self-love journey

Ella Cruz shared how feelings of insecurity had once taken a toll on every aspect of her life — from her physical and emotional well-being to her work performance......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Home Base : Home-grown fencing star Sam Catantan shines in Penn State

Tune in as Catantan shares her journey in transitioning to the US and her goals for herself as a national team player......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Gladys nagpakasal sa dyowa kahit 1 buwan pa lang magkakilala: Tinapik ako ni Lord, ‘Ito na, siya na!’

IBINANDERA ng host-comedienne na si Gladys Guevarra sa buong universe na totoong isang buwan pa lamang silang magkakilala ng kanyang asawang si Mike Guardian nang magdesisyong magpakasal. Nag-guest si Gladys kahapon sa “Eat Bulaga” bilang isa sa mga choices para sa “Bawal Judgmental” segment. Dito nga niya ikinuwento ang ilang detalye tungkol sa love story […] The post Gladys nagpakasal sa dyowa kahit 1 buwan pa lang magkakilala: Tinapik ako ni Lord, ‘Ito na, siya na!’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

PSEi back in red on profit taking

The index pulled back yesterday as investors took profits from overbought stocks, although foreign funds remained upbeat as they accumulated more shares for the fifth consecutive session......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Easing pandemic curbs drive local shares to near 3-month high

Philippine shares rallied to their best finish in nearly 3 months on Wednesday, as the market cheer a further easing of pandemic restrictions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Daphne Paez shares inspirational stories of creativity

She was sidetracked from her original career. She took up TV hosting initially on a “whim.” After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts with a Specialist in Art History and Major in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto, Daphne Oseña-Paez originally thought to get employed in the City of Toronto and be an urban planner or work in the field of municipal governance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Christopher de Leon shares the 3 Ps that helped him survive COVID-19

Christopher de Leon is a tough COVID-19 survivor. He was among the first public figures who were reported to have contracted the deadly virus in March last year. The seasoned TV and movie actor has since learned valuable lessons in one of his life's scariest moments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Home Base : Eva Madarang shares story of playing pro sports amid pandemic

The midfielder shares her experience of adjusting to a new country and a new culture, all while juggling her responsibilities as both a footballer and a postgraduate student......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Filipinos support of Jordan Clarkson humbling , says dad

Mike, who is married to Filipino-American Annete Davis, dubbed his son a "national icon" in the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Google& rsquo;s Well-being Day shares helpful mental, digital well-being tips

Championing Well-being for Mental Health Awareness Month, Ronald Del Castillo, PsyD, MPH of DIWA Mental Health answers live questions from the viewers of Google’s Well-being Day streamed on its YouTube channel to help people protect their mental and digital well-being......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Stunning photos at your fingertips using the vivo X60 with world-class ZEISS optics

Gone are the days when people would bring point-and-shoot cameras or DSLRs to capture the best memories of a night out, a special occasion, or a normal everyday life......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Allianz PNB Life partners with Manila for Bike Rack Art installation

Allianz PNB Life has partnered with Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to install bike racks designed to evoke memories of growing up in Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021