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What you need to know about SpaceX s Demo-2 mission

SpaceX's "Demo-2" mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend will be the first flight with astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule built by entrepreneur Elon Musk's commercial space company......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMay 30th, 2020Related News

Safer in space than on Earth

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Next week’s launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Craft in Florida, the first manned space flight from United States (US) soil in nearly a decade, will proceed as scheduled despite the raging coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off on 27 May from Kennedy […] The post Safer in space than on Earth appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

PB(A)BL: Christian Standhardinger adds to own hype with Hong Kong stop

Not all players take the same route going to the PBA, each player will have his own story to tell. This series will be about those who chose a different path, those who had to hustle overseas at one point in their careers before eventually landing in the PBA. Here, we take a look at current big-name PBA players who spent some time in the other major basketball league with Philippine teams in the region: the Asean Basketball League. They don’t have to play for a Filipino team, after all, the ABL is a great place where Filipino talents can shine even while playing for other countries. [Related: PB(A)BL: Like a Dragon, Matthew Wright brought fire in Malaysia's dream season] The penultimate entry to the series is about Christian Standhardinger and impressive season with Hong Kong Eastern.   Stop and Go Christian Standhardinger became one of the busiest basketball players in the region by the time he travelled to Manila in mid-2017 following his call-up to Gilas Pilipinas. The Fil-German forward became the national team’s de facto naturalized player during that year’s Jones Cup, FIBA-Asia Cup, and SEA Games. After Gilas was removed from medal contention in the FIBA-Asia Cup in Lebanon, Standhardinger left to join the SEA Games team in Kuala Lumpur. In between, Standhardinger found the time to sign with the ABL’s Hong Kong Eastern and make himself available for the PBA Draft (more on that later). Standhardinger officially debuted for Hong Kong Eastern on November 19 2017, scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in a win against Alab Pilipinas. Hong Kong entered the 2017-2018 season as defending champions and with Standhardinger, the team obviously targeted back-to-back titles. Unfortunately, HK couldn’t keep its success against Alab. Despite taking home-court advantage, Hong Kong got swept in the semifinals by the Philippine team led by Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman. Alab would go on to win the championship, beating Mono Vampire in five games. Standhardinger played a total of 22 games in his lone ABL season for Hong Kong, shooting 50 percent from the field for 22.5 points per game on top of 11.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals. He had his most productive outing in Thailand, posting 40 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, and five steals in a Hong Kong win over Mono Vampire.   Gilas to ABL to PBA Christian Standhardinger officially made his Gilas debut in July 2017 in the Jones Cup and would eventually help the team to a fourth-place finish. Exactly one month after his Gilas debut, it was reported that he would suit up for Hong Kong Eastern. In early September, Standhardinger declared for the PBA Draft and was taken first overall by the Beermen on October 29, 2017. The Draft became infamous as San Miguel made a deal with Kia to acquire the number 1 pick. The deal, approved by then PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa, caused enough controversy that the PBA Board actually separated into two separate factions. The deal also paved the way for Narvasa’s resignation and Willie Marcial stepping in to become the new PBA Commissioner. But back to Standhardinger, CS didn’t immediately join the Beermen as less than a month after the PBA Draft, the ABL season would start. After months of anticipation, Standhardinger finally debuted for San Miguel in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup but the Beermen failed to defend their mid-season title, losing to Ginebra in the Finals. Despite a rocky stint with San Miguel, CS would win two championships with the team in the 2019 season. But even as the Beermen went through all that trouble to acquire the rights to pick him first, Standhardinger only lasted four full conferences with the team. Standhardinger’s trade away from San Miguel made big news late in 2019, but the move pretty much “freed” the hard-working forward. With Northport Standhardinger led the Batang Pier to the Governors’ Cup semifinals, having a better finish than San Miguel. CS also won his first-ever Best Player of the Conference award after an incredible breakout performance for his new team.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 8th, 2020Related News

PB(A)BL: Like a Dragon, Matthew Wright brought fire in Malaysia s dream season

Not all players take the same route going to the PBA, each player will have his own story to tell. This series will be about those who chose a different path, those who had to hustle overseas at one point in their careers before eventually landing in the PBA. Here, we take a look at current big-name PBA players who spent some time in the other major basketball league with Philippine teams in the region: the Asean Basketball League. They don’t have to play for a Filipino team, after all, the ABL is a great place where Filipino talents can shine even while playing for other countries. [Related: PB(A)BL: Chris Banchero's hot streak with San Miguel Beer] Today, we focus on Matthew Wright and his incredible one-and-done season with the Westports Malaysia Dragons.   Enter the Dragon Long before he ended up being a regular to Gilas Pilipinas, Matthew Wright actually already suited up for the national team via the U-18 squad in 2008. The Fil-Canadian then went home to Toronto and played in the NCAA tournament via St. Bonaventure. As a 25-year-old shooter, Wright got close to his other home when he suited up in the ABL for the Wesports Malaysia Dragons with his future Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia and another prospect in Fil-Am Jason Brickman. With the Dragons, Wright set the ABL on fire with his scoring exploits. In his lone stint during the 2015-2016 season, Wright set the league record for most three-point shots made in one game at 10. He also set the record for most three-point shots made in a single season at 71 and his total points of 461 were the 4th highest of all-time and most by a non-World Import. Wright ended up being the ABL’s first-ever Heritage MVP, leading the league with an average of 23.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting from deep. He also added 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. More importantly, Wright helped the Dragons to the no. 1 seed in the 2016 season with a strong 16-4 record. The crowning achievement was Malaysia winning its first, and so far, only ABL title by taking out the Singapore Slingers in the Finals, 3-2.   ABL to Gilas to PBA After leading the Westports Malaysia Dragons to the ABL championship, Wright was added to a Gilas Pilipinas pool that included guys like then amateurs Kiefer Ravena, Mac Belo, Ray Parks Jr., Kevin Ferrer, and Jio Jalalon. Wright was later named to the actual Gilas Pilipinas Cadets team and entered the PBA through the 2016 Draft. While no order was revealed, Wright joined the Phoenix Fuel Masters, reuniting with Dragons coach Ariel Vanguardia. Once in the PBA, Wright’s scoring exploits continued, in one game scoring 42 points, which was the most for a rookie since Eric Menk scored 43 for Tanduay since 1999. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year race and was part of the All-Rookie Team. The Fil-Canadian sniper also became a regular for Gilas Pilipinas since, consistently making the final team for tournaments like the SEABA Championship, the FIBA Asia Cup, and the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. In the 2019 season, his third with Phoenix, Matthew Wright led the Fuel Masters to a breakthrough semifinals appearance in the Philippine Cup as the no. 1 seed. He also ended the year as the league’s no. 2 scorer.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 6th, 2020Related News

Team Lakay stars shine as S+A brings back ONE Championship fights

Filipino warriors from Team Lakay will show us how to fight with all heart and might this April as ABS-CBN S+A gives us world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action from ONE Championship all month. Witness Team Lakay’s rising star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang notch another rousing victory as one of the featured fighters in “ONE Warrior Season 4.” The travel series and talent show hosted by MMA legend Rich Franklin will have its Philippine premiere on Sunday (April 5) from 6 pm to 12 mn, followed by 30-minute telecasts every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9 pm. Adiwang’s first round knockout on Brazilian Alber Correia Da Silva was one of the best moments that season, which aired in February 2019 and was won by Japanese submission specialist Kimihiro Eto.  Thunder Kid’s Team Lakay teammate Joshua “The Passion” Pacio will also take the spotlight as S+A airs “ONE: Roots of Honor” on April 16 at 9 pm.  Pacio redeemed himself in the co-main event, defeating Yosuke Saruta via split decision to take back the ONE Strawweight World Championship. The fight also featured ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen, who knocked out former titleholder Narantungalag Jadambaa to extend his reign. On April 17, it’s Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio’s turn to show Filipino courage through his domination of Korean Kim Kyu Sung in their Flyweight World Grand Prix bout in e “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” Fighting alongside the former champion from Team Lakay  in this card were superstars Shinya Aoki and Christian Lee, who figured in a Lightweight World title showdown.  On April 23, watch Danny “The King” Kingad make his presence felt in the MMA world with a split decision win over Australian Reece McLaren in “ONE: Dawn of Heroes,” which also featured legends Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. The next day, April 24, see the gallant stand of Filipino fighters Brandon Vera, and Team Lakay’s Kevin Belingon and Kingad in the biggest event in martial arts history, the two-part “ONE: Century” event in Japan. S+A closes the month with “ONE: Masters of Fate” on April 30, which had Filipinos Pacio and Rene Catalan fighting each other in the main event. The Passion won the fight, while other Pinoy fighters like Eduard Folayang, Robin Catalan, and Eustaquio also entering the win column.  Apart from these world-class MMA events, fight fans will also enjoy looking back at other outstanding bouts in “ONE: Championship Classics” every Tuesday at 9:30 pm starting April 14 and never before seen footage and behind-the-scenes moments in “ONE: Official Film” every Saturdays at 9:30 pm beginning April 18.   S+A will also air “ONE: Greatest Rivalries” every Sunday at 9:30 pm starting April 19 and “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” every Monday at 9 pm beginning April 20. For the latest news in sports, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 6th, 2020Related News

SpaceX announces partnership to send tourists to ISS

SpaceX on Thursday announced a partnership to send three tourists to the International Space Station (ISS), the first private trip in more than a decade. Elon Musk’s company has signed a deal with Axiom Space to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules in the second half of […] The post SpaceX announces partnership to send tourists to ISS appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2020Related News

CEO starts business with P2,500 in capital

Leo Ortiz, the founder and CEO of Rising Dragon Beauty & Wellness Trading Corp., recalls that he started his business with just P2,500 in initial capital.  Today, the 33-year-old serial entrepreneur directly employs 50 and indirectly supports hundreds more in various businesses such as beauty and wellness products, skin care services and restaurant and resort management......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Lester Yu enjoys the Fruitas of his labors

He grew up in a two-bedroom apartment in the bustling dragon-shaped district of Binondo, said to be the world’s oldest Chinatown......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Tumbok Karera Tips, Feb. 7, 2020 (@ SAN LAZARO)

Race 1 PATOK – (9) Lucky Saver; TUMBOK – (4) Daughterof D’ Dragon / Magnifico; LONGSHOT – (8) Rainbow Song Race 2 PATOK – (1) Ambet Ko To; TUMBOK – (7) Two Timer; LONGSHOT – (3) Best Regards Race 3 PATOK – (3) Mellifluous; TUMBOK – (8) Iron Hook; LONGSHOT – (5) Shout For Joy […] The post Tumbok Karera Tips, Feb. 7, 2020 (@ SAN LAZARO) appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2020Related News

Dating political consultant, patay

Marikina City, Philippines – Patay ang dating political consultant matapos na magtalo ng kanyang kasintahan dahil sa nawawalang rehistro ng sasakyan kahapon ng hapon sa Marikina City. Hindi na umabot sa Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center si Ralph Dulay, 59-anyos, dating political consultant ng unit 302 Midtown 146 Residences ng Dragon St., Brgy. San Roque, […] The post Dating political consultant, patay appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2020Related News

On World Cancer Day, a champion dragon boat team of survivors creates ripples of hope, courage

On the water, the Cebu Pink Paddlers is a team that wants to win more golds, fully abled and healthier competitors be damned......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2020Related News

Pogo sex den sa Makati kinandado

ISINARA na kahapon ang Golden­ Dragon Hotel na sina­lakay ng mga tauhan ng Makati City Police matapos gawing prostitution at gambling den sa Barangay Pio Del Pilar, kamakalawa......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2020Related News

3 arrested, 13 women rescued in Makati ‘sex den’ raid

POLICE arrested three foreigners and rescued 11 women during a raid at an alleged prostitution den in Makati City on Wednesday night. Police said that the operation happened at the Golden Dragon, 1847 K & K Building in Barangay Pio Del Pilar at about 10:35 p.m. Authorities identified the suspects l as Kevin Sy, 25; […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2020Related News

Dragon Dance

Dancers perform the dragon dance before worshippers at the Bell Temple in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City during the celebration of the Chinese lunar year of the metal rat Friday evening January 24, 2020. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Dragon dances, fireworks usher in the Chinese New Year in CDO

  CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Dragon dances and fireworks usher in the festive celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Metal Rat in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday night, January 24. Reverend Elias Ng, spiritual medium of the Bell Church, led the worshippers at their temple in Barangay Macasandig here […] The post Dragon dances, fireworks usher in the Chinese New Year in CDO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Lucky and unlucky in the Year of Metal Rat

BY ROBERT R. REQUINTINA —- IF you were born under the animal signs Dragon, Monkey, and Ox, then the Year of Metal Rat for 2020 could be a good year for you based on feng shui, a traditional practice originating from China. “The Year of Rat is compatible with the animal signs Dragon, Monkey, and […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2020Related News

Fun and luck at SM City North EDSA

KIDS dressed in their cheongsam outfits to welcome the Year of the Rat at SM City North EDSA underneath its golden money tree adorned with ampao, Chinese lanterns and golden coins. Mall Goers can look forward to fun and lucky activities like market bazaars, Chinese cultural shows, a Lion and Dragon Dance, and meet and […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Manila Marriott celebrates Chinese New Year

EXPERIENCE the Lion and Dragon Dance by the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation at the Marriott Hotel Main Lobby on January 24 at 1:30 p.m. More celebrations follow at The Plaza, second floor Newport Mall from Chinese fortune telling by Marites Allen on January 25 at 6:15 p.m. to a wushu performance on January 26 […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

Female celeb mas piniling magpasko kasama si daddy, ayaw na kay mommy

INAASAHAN na ng mga nakamasid lang ang muling pagsingasing ng babaeng dragon dahil pumasok na sa usapin ang maraming personalidad. Palaki na nang palaki ang isyu na nag-ugat sa paglalabas ng sama ng loob ng sikat na female personality tungkol sa kanyang anak na matagal na niyang hindi nakikita at nakakausap. Kuwento ng aming source, […] The post Female celeb mas piniling magpasko kasama si daddy, ayaw na kay mommy appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2020Related News

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang looks forward to Sage Northcutt s arrival in the lightweight division

Eduard "Landslide" Folayang is excited about "Super" Sage Northcutt’s decision to move to the stacked ONE Championship lightweight division.   Folayang, a three-time ONE Lightweight World Champion, thinks a lot of big names would welcome Northcutt's arrival in their territory.   “The division is so stacked and there are a lot of people waiting for him,” the Team Lakay superstar said.    “This is another challenge in the lightweight division, and this would certainly be a challenge for him as well.”   The 23-year-old multi-time Karate World Champion from the United States made his ONE Championship debut at ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON last May, but it went differently from what Northcutt imagined.    Northcutt suffered a crushing 29-second knockout loss at the hands of Cosmo "Good Boy" Alexandre, a defeat so devastating that he had to undergo surgery after the match.    For Folayang, that loss does not define Northcutt and he is excited to see what “Super” is truly capable of.    “That fight did not show the full potential of Sage when he last fought. Maybe his move to the lightweight division will help, as he will be big for the division,” Folayang said.    “I’d like to see his first match at lightweight first and then from there, maybe we can assess his skills and how he fares in the lightweight division.”   “Hopefully, he has an ace up his sleeve in his move to lightweight.”   As expected, “Landslide” is one of those athletes waiting for the highly-touted Northcutt in his move to the division.    “We cannot undermine the possibility of Folayang versus Northcutt. As time passes, I know the world will become smaller for the two of us, so it’s always a nice possibility,” he said.    “This is a fight I’m interested in.”   Folayang, however, refused to look too far ahead for now as he battles Ahmed "Wolverine" Mujtaba at ONE: FIRE & FURY on 31 January at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.   “While that would be a good match, of course my entire focus is on my match on 31 January.”   It remains to be seen if a showdown between Folayang and Northcutt could ever come to fruition. For now, the Baguio City native has to pass the tough test that awaits him in Manila.   In the meantime, ONE Championship returns to martial arts action this Friday, 10 January, for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 6th, 2020Related News