UST names new athletic director as post- Sorsogon Bubble era begins

The University of Santo Tomas has appointed Fr. Rodel Cansancio, OP, as its new Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) director in the aftermath of the “Sorsogon Bubble” controversy......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2020Related News

Half of Covid patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

More than half of patients and staff with Covid-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the "significant burden" of lingering symptoms.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2020Related News

Barcelona coach says ‘too soon’ to discuss future after horror defeat

Barcelona’s embattled coach Quique Setien offered no indication that he would resign in the immediate aftermath of Friday’s 8-2 Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich, as club president Josep Maria Bartomeu promised to “take decisions” in the coming days. “It’s too soon to think about whether or not I will continue,” Setien said. “It […] The post Barcelona coach says ‘too soon’ to discuss future after horror defeat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2020Related News

Makabayan lawmakers withdraw vote for Better Normal Bill citing limitations on free speech

“While we recognize that none of the old must remain as we face the aftermath of this pandemic, upon further scrutiny and assessment, we found some major provisions in the approved bill to not be in accord with our party principles,” Zarate said in his letter......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2020Related News

UAAP Season 83 motto: Fully alive, champions for life

    With De La Salle University stepping in as host for the 83rd Season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, it also comes with the same challenge it befell its predecessor, Ateneo de Manila University. As the country braces and takes on the “new normal” in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2020Related News

On This Day: Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman to become WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion

Today, even at 41-years of age, eight-division boxing world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao remains a sought-after target in boxing’s stacked welterweight division.  It’s not because he’s an aging big name that’s over the hill. Rather, it’s because that even at his advanced age (in terms of boxing), Pacquiao remains one of the best in the world and is still a legend that anyone would love to have on their professional record.  The attention that Pacquiao is getting now, is thanks largely in part to a performance he put a year ago wherein he stunned an erstwhile-undefeated champion in Keith “One Time” Thurman.    The Lead Up Prior to getting matched up with Thurman, Pacquiao showed flashes that even in his 40s, he was still a force to be reckoned with. In January of 2019, Pacquiao returned to action and successfully defended his WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship against Adrien Broner in a one-sided unanimous decision.  As impressive as that was, the quality of opponent that Broner was still gave people doubts as to if Pacquiao could compete with the best of the best in the division.  By May of 2019, it was confirmed that up next for Pacquiao would be a shot at then-unbeaten Thurman, the reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion.  Once the fight was announced, it didn’t take long for Thurman to unleash a barrage of trash talk aimed at the Pinoy icon.  Thurman spoke about ending Pacquiao’s career and crucifying Pacquiao inside the ring, among other things.  Pacquiao remained his usual, soft-spoken self, but the people around him confirmed that Thurman’s words did indeed light a fire under the sport’s only eight-division titleholder.  Fight Night Heading into the bout, people believed that Thurman, who was a full-decade younger than Pacquiao, would likely outwork the Pinoy star and early on, it looked to be the case.  That was until Pacquiao dropped Thurman in the opening round, which set the tone for the  12-round contest.  The two top-tier welterweights battled back and forth in the succeeding rounds, before Pacquiao once again landed big, connecting on a body shot in the 10th round.  After 12 rounds, Pacquiao walked away with a 113-114, 115-112, 115-112 split decision victory.  The Aftermath Following Pacquiao’s stellar performance over Thurman, it was clear to many that while he may no longer be in his prime, he was still good enough to be among the elite. As such, names like Mikey Garcia, Errol Spence Jr., Josh Taylor, and even Terence Crawford all want a piece of Pacman. After absorbing just the first loss of his career, Thurman is raring to run it back with Pacquiao and has, on multiple occasions, called for a rematch. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2020Related News

Tips for SMBs: What to do Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack?

Over three years after the infamous Wannacry ransomware, its costly aftermath still remains a vivid glimpse on the damage cybercriminals can do by kidnapping companies’ essential data. This threat is undoubtedly present as just this month, operations of an automobile giant were halted in several parts of the world after a successful attack by another […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2020Related News

Duterte calls for calm in Jolo shooting aftermath

Duterte calls for calm in Jolo shooting aftermath.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Coach Tab shoulders PBA fine on his own - despite offers of help

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin is taking full responsibility for the aftermath of his comments that caused some sort of controversy. A week ago, Baldwin was slapped with a fine of PHP 75,000 as well as a three-game suspension by the PBA. The American-Kiwi mentor has decided to pay the fine out of his own pocket - despite offers of help. "I am deeply humbled by the offer of those in the Ateneo community and friends from supportive companies to shoulder the cost of the fine imposed on me by the PBA," he said. "However, in these times that are so difficult for so many Filipinos, I would prefer that these generous offerings be donated to a much more important cause like Ateneo's ongoing COVID-19 drive for frontliners." Apparently, a number of Ateneo alumni as well as business owners have reached out to Coach Tab, telling him that they will pool together the funds to pay for his sanction. The Ateneo de Manila University's shot-caller and TNT consultant's fine was part of the PBA's disciplinary action for his "comments detrimental to the league." In the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered, Baldwin said that the PBA’s imports stand on higher ground than local players. “A foul for a local player isn’t a foul on an import. Our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against imports,” he said. The brilliant tactician also touched on what he coined as “tactical immaturity” of local coaches - many of whom have not wasted time voicing out opposition to his claims. That was the 62-year-old's answer after being inquired by host Paolo Layug, “What are some of the similarities and differences between Philippine basketball and other places you’ve coached in? What is one thing about Philippine coaching culture that surprised you when you got here?” After his initial response of what he perceives to be “tactical immaturity” of local coaches, he then furthered that there are factors beyond their control affecting that. “Our player development here is mature, but our appreciation for tactical advancement and tactical systems is immature. Now, let me explain to you why I think that isn't necessarily coaches' fault.” That then led to Coach Tab's view on imports. “We should never have a single import playing on a team. Further, we should never have a single import that is given all of the rules latitude that imports are given here by referees,” he shared. The brilliant tactician said so because what he sees as preferential treatment for imports has long been an obstacle local players and coaches could not hurdle. “The imports who come here are very outstanding players… so if you’re a PBA coach and you don’t tactically run your systems through the import, you’re pretty stupid because they are given all the advantages,” he said. He then continued, “The PBA coaches are a smart lot, they’re good basketball coaches, but they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more. I believe, then they would show their real talents.” Those comments have ignited quite the firestorm that has affected the professional and collegiate ranks alike. With his disciplinary action now official, Baldwin has said no to offers of help - instead urging that those be put into efforts of organizations such as Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan and Tanging Yaman Foundation in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. In the end, he said that the presence of those supporting him - in particular, Ateneo patron Manny V. Pangilinan - was more than enough. "I have been in the employ of boss MVP for over five years now and I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to coach his teams. I look forward to more successes on the court," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2020Related News

A new springtime, a new Pentecost

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, relief workers from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation visited the roofless Santo Nino Church in Tacloban City to offer help in rebuilding the church. It was truly an unexpected gesture for people of another faith. Deeply moved by their generosity, then parish priest Msgr. Alex Opiniano inquired of the reason behind their donation. They have seen the faith of the people, they explained, and they realized how important the church was to them......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2020Related News

Diokno says & lsquo;A& rsquo; investment grade remains a target

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said the goal of attaining an “A” investment rating by 2022 will remain on the table if the economy rebounds strongly next year in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 5th, 2020Related News

Diokno: Digital technology is key in post-virus era

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said the government must invest significantly in the development of infrastructure for information and communications technology to achieve a digitally strong economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceJun 4th, 2020Related News

PBA players join protest to condemn George Floyd s death

More PBA players are joining the fight agianst racism and police brutality. A group of PBA players, mostly with African-American lineage, came together to deliver a powerful message in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The message is simple: "Could've been me."         View this post on Instagram                   ????????????????????? A post shared by Harvey Carey II (@manilablk4) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:29am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   ??????????????????????????????????? A post shared by Chris Ross (@chrismross6) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:21am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   Could’ve been me... 8:46 #justiceforgeorgefloyd A post shared by Moala Tautuaa (@tautuaa33) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:23am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   #justiceforgeorgefloyd A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:22am PDT         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Cjay Perez (@cjayp7) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09am PDT Floyd's death is only the latest in the injustices experienced by persons of color in the US and his murder has sparked protests nationwide. PBA players like Chris Ross, Harvey Carey, Kelly Williams, Marcio Lassiter, Joe Devance, Mo Tautuaa, Gabe Norwood, Chris Newsome, CJ Perez, Kelly Nabong, and Trevis Jackson are one with the call for justice even if they're all the way across the world. The players were in a silent protest and were kneeling for over eight minutes. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd down by the neck with his knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, resulting in the latter's death.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 2nd, 2020Related News

Dan Ombao pleads for another chance in love

Singer Dan Ombao appeals for a loved one to stay in the aftermath of a lost love in his latest release “Muling Maramdaman,” produced under Star Music......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMay 26th, 2020Related News

Business priorities to consider when recovering from Covid-19 crisis

There is no doubt the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has changed the world. For many business executives, the toughest leadership test posed by this global health crisis is how to deal with it and its aftermath. For business leaders in the Philippines, the actions they take now and in the coming weeks — especially when […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

AIA Philam set to hire 10,000 workers to face demand for insurance products

AIA Philam Life, one of the biggest insurance firms in the country, plans to hire 10,000 new employees in the next 12 months in a bid to strengthen its workforce with the expected rise in interest for protection products in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, a high-ranking official said Friday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Closed-door set up works if games are good says East Asia Super League boss

Playing games with no audience present looks like one of the first key steps in having sports leagues resume in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. That seems to be the safest compromise for now and while it still has its drawbacks, playing games with no live crowd can certainly work. "I was listening to a podcast of Bill Simmons and he was talking about the difference between UFC and WWE and what does it look like with no audience? He was saying that the UFC was really cool because the core product and the fight was so real, you can hear things like the groaning and the hitting. It was much more live," East Asia Super League CEO Matt Beyer said. "With the WWE, essentially just choreographed moves, he said it was terrible," the EASL boss added. Beyer was with a webinar with Blackwater's Ariel Vanguardia for Hoops Coaches International, discussing how basketball can be after COVID-19. [Related: The Terrific 12 can be first venue for PBA teams after COVID-19] Playing with no live audience can and will work if the product presented is good and engaging. In the advent of social media, now is also a perfect time to take advantage of the technology. After all, more and more fans are watching games from smaller screens anyway. "I think if the core product, if the game itself is really good, then you can make the production perhaps cooler in a different way with no audience," Beyer said. "It's just that you have to realize, you're playing for the fans in their homes on their devices and you're not playing for a live crowd, which I think for the players is going to be a different experience for sure," he added. With no cure for COVID-19 yet, a new normal will have to be strictly implemented if sports are to come back. Playing inside a controlled bubble might as well be the only way to have basketball come back at least for this year, and that will mean playing with no live crowd. "I think that from the player experience, a big part is gonna be having players tested on a regular basis to be able to take part. And then it's going to be a regulation of the ecosystem around the players, who's in the arena, the people from the TV crew, etc.," Beyer said. "The challenge will be as people interact before we have a vaccine, there's just so many question marks. So how do you keep a controlled environment with all the variables?" the EASL boss added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Northern Samar under state of calamity due to Ambo

Northern Samar has been placed under a state of calamity in the aftermath of Typhoon Ambo......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Pandemic aftermath

It seems government has virtually lifted lockdown. Many stores and malls are open, even if partially......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2020Related News

DOH tallies 208 new COVID-19 cases in aftermath of Ambo

Since the ECQ was implemented on March 17, medical experts and citizens have called for mass testing and comprehensive contact tracing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2020Related News