Dillinger fighting, but struggling against ‘big boys’ at Ginebra

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Letran slips past St. Benilde to earn Final 4 playoff Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? READ: Brownlee, Tenorio shine as Ginebra takes 2-0 Finals lead“Something’s got to happen. Aside from Allen Durham, no one’s shooting that well – Del (de Ocampo), me, Baser (Amer), (Chris) Newsome, Cliff (Hodge). We got to make shots, that’s it. We’re not making our end and it’s tough on AD,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThrough the first two games, Meralco has shot 23 percent from three, down from their average of 37 percent, the league-best, prior to the Finals.Dillinger has also played subpar in the series, where he’s averaging 5.5 points on a 17-percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals while committing two turnovers. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ READ: Brownlee fires 32 as Ginebra draws first blood in PBA FinalsThe 33-year-old acknowledges that the taller and bigger Gin Kings have played a part on intimidating and forcing the Bolts shooters to struggle in the series.“It’s tough. Those guys are 20-30 pounds heavier than me. I’m fighting but they’re big boys over there. It’s not like we don’t know that to begin with, but it wears down on you especially when they post up on you,” he said.But Meralco isn’t just going to roll over and die as Dillinger and company plot their revenge on Game 3 on Wednesday.“We just got to go back and look at the film, keep doing the same routine you got to get some shots up, see the ball going a little bit. No excuses. It’s tough, but we got to adjust and we have to figure it out,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOutspoken against Ginebra going to the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Jared Dillinger seems to have bit more than he can chew as Meralco stares at a 0-2 deficit in the championship series.But the Fil-Am forward is man enough to admit that the Bolts, especially the locals, have their work cut out for them after a dismal showing in the first two games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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ONE launches reality search for next MMA superstar in Asia

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Potts grateful to end college career with a title after season’s struggles It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ “One of our biggest missions is taking martial arts, Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, and placing it front and center for the entire world to witness,” said ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.“We are excited to travel across Asia, visiting the most iconic cities, to discover the next big superstar.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFranklin, a multi-time middleweight champion when he was still fighting, will make stops in Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing.Now serving as ONE’s vice president, Franklin said he looks forward to the new practitioners that can elevate the sport of mixed martial arts to a new level. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny ONE Championship is in search of the next fighting superstar.The premier mixed martial arts promotion in Asia launched a new documentary series that features Rich Franklin traveling from gym to gym looking for up and coming martial arts talents.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Throughout my time in ONE Championhsip, I have been a witness to some of the best martial arts talents,” said Franklin. “Stars today such as Angela Lee and Eduard Folayang came from the grassroots level of talent in Asia and the next martial arts superstar is just waiting to be discovered.”Selected athletes will compete in trial exhibition bouts and all have a chance to earn a six-figure contract with ONE Championship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

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LaVar Ball, eccentric patriarch of basketball prodigies

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Tell Donald Trump to have a great Thanksgiving because Big Baller is,” Ball quipped in the interview.That in turn triggered a predawn tweetstorm from Trump on Tuesday, with the president disparaging Ball as a “poor man’s version” of notorious boxing promoter Don King before branding Ball an “ungrateful fool.”In many ways the Ball-Trump smackdown unfolded entirely predictably, the classic collision between unstoppable force and immovable object.For anyone who has followed LaVar Ball’s rise, the latest controversy came as little surprise.Always ‘a master plan’Ball’s sons first gained attention for their exploits in helping Chino Hills High School in Los Angeles go a whole season unbeaten in 2016. The team was acclaimed as the best high school side in the country.LaVar Ball has compared himself to Joe Jackson, the domineering father of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five who plotted his children’s musical success. LaVar’s wife Tina says her husband “always had a master plan.”“Some people want to invest in property, stocks, something,” LaVar said in an interview with the Orange County Register earlier this year. “I always thought, ‘I’m going to invest in something that’s mine.’”So far, the master plan is on track. Lonzo was snapped up by the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this year and although his professional career is off to an uneven start, he has shown flashes of precocious talent.LaVar, however, has regularly drawn the ire of pundits with a stream of outlandish statements about his and his sons’ talents. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Lonzo Ball signed this year for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo is a rookie at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) set to follow his elder brother’s path to the NBA. LaMelo is a high school student who might be the best of the lot.But for all the athletic success of his children, it is 50-year-old LaVar Ball who has shown the greatest flair for grabbing the headlines, mostly through wildly extravagant claims that invite ridicule on sports websites and television.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThis week, however, Ball has found himself in the crosshairs of the world’s most powerful man, incurring Donald Trump’s wrath after refusing to thank the US president for securing son LiAngelo’s release after his arrest in China.LiAngelo was arrested with two UCLA teammates for allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou earlier this month while his team was in China for an exhibition game. They were jailed at first, then ordered confined to their hotel room. Pacquiao teases ‘real boxing match’ with McGregor in 2018 LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, sits with his other son LaMelo Ball during a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017.UCLA players LiAngelo Ball — the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball — and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou ahead of their regular-season-opening game against Georgia Tech in nearby Shanghai this past weekend. ESPN reported that they were nabbed on suspicion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton store and later freed on bail but ordered to remain in Hangzhou. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEWhether it’s about Donald Trump, legends of the NBA or conventional wisdom, LaVar Ball is happy picking a fight with anyone over anything at any time.In the space of two years, the larger-than-life hoops fanatic has risen from obscurity to prominence as the eccentric father of basketball prodigies Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the past year alone he has claimed that he would have beaten Michael Jordan in his prime in a game of one-on-one — Ball had a brief career in both professional basketball and football — while stating bluntly that Lonzo is a better player already than Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.Better, in fact, than any other player in the world.Help or hindrance? Some have wondered aloud whether LaVar’s overbearing personality and relentless courting of the spotlight might end up hindering his sons’ development.“The fact that everybody keeps talking about him, he seems to be accomplishing whatever he’s trying to accomplish, because the things he says are so outlandish,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ESPN in March.“I don’t think it’s helping his kids. I think it’d be better for them if they can just play and have fun and not have to hear that every day — but whatever.”As well as overseeing his sons’ development, LaVar Ball is constantly promoting his Big Baller Brand of sportswear, selling basketball sneakers for an eye-watering $495 (418 euros) a pair.“People say, ‘Oh, LaVar’s crazy,’ Ball says. “Well, they thought Tiger Woods’ dad was crazy. They thought Venus and Serena’s dad was crazy.“These are all great (athletes). So I’d say we’re on the right path. I want them going for the highest.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trump took credit for helping to engineer the players’ release and return to the United States after raising the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent Asian tour.‘Ungrateful fool!’Yet LaVar Ball reacted with indifference when asked by the ESPN sports network for his thoughts on Trump’s role in securing his son’s release. “Who?” he asked.Trump responded angrily on Twitter. “I should have left them in jail,” he wrote.Undeterred, LaVar Ball then went on CNN on Monday to double down on his earlier remarks, again refusing to thank Trump, and using his appearance instead to tout his clothing company — Big Baller Brand.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES “If you believe in yourself, then anything can happen,” she said. “But of course semis is, ‘Wow.’”She’s the first Belgian since Kim Clijsters in 2012 to reach the semifinals in Australia, and knew she had plenty of support at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Kim, thanks for watching, I knew you sent me a message before the match — don’t be too stressy,” said Mertens, who trains at Clijsters’ academy. “I’m trying to be in your footsteps this week.”The No. 37-ranked Mertens successfully defended her Hobart International title — she decided last year to target that title instead of entering Open qualifying — two weeks ago, and has now won five matches at Melbourne Park. Belgium’s Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — A year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening Grand Slam.Mertens upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday to extend her winning streak to 10 matches and be the first woman through to the semifinals at Melbourne Park.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Harden’s 28 help Rockets rally for 99-90 win over Heat Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Svitolina framed an attempted overhead and hit it over the baseline to give Mertens match point, and the 22-year-old Belgian finished it with a backhand crosscourt winner to advance to her first major semifinal.Mertens was one of the biggest movers on the women’s tour in 2017 as she improved her year-end ranking from 120 to 35 and won her first career title.In the semis, she’ll play either second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or Carla Suarez Navarro.In other quarterfinals, top-seeded Rafael Nadal was playing No. 6 Marin Cilic and No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov faced Kyle Edmund.In other news, No 32-seeded Mischa Zverev was fined $45,000 for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a major.Zverev was punished under a new rule implemented by the Grand Slam Board in the off-season intended to deter players with pre-existing injuries to start a tournament and retired from their first-round matches.Zverev was trailing Chung 2-6, 1-4 on the first day when he retired. His fine of $45,000 nearly equals his first-round prize money of 60,000 Australian dollars ($47,900).Zverev’s fine was the largest ever assessed to a player for an on-site Grand Slam offense. Other players have been fined larger amounts following a Grand Slam tournament, such as Serena Williams’ $82,500 fine in 2009 for her tirade at a U.S. Open line judge.Italian player Fabio Fognini was fined $96,000 last year after insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open, an amount that could be reduced to $48,000 if he doesn’t have any further offences over the next two years.The new rule came in response to a rash of first-round retirements at Wimbledon last year. Mertens dominated against Svitolina, who also entered her first quarterfinal in Australia on a nine-match winning roll after winning the Brisbane International two week ago.Svitolina had won their only previous tour-level match, but had no answers on Rod Laver Arena and later said hip trouble had been bothering her all year.“She played great from the beginning of the year,” Svitolina said. “But, you know, when I give her opportunities to play and to play a good level, then of course she’s going to play. She’s going to go for shots.“Now she’s in semifinal. Now she’s not just a player that’s up and down. She’s quite consistent, and we can see this.”Mertens raced out to a 5-2 in the first set before Svitolina got her only service break. The second set was no contest. Mertens won a 27-point rally while holding serve in the fourth game, then hit a backhand winner into the open corner to break Svitolina in the next game for a 5-0 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Marinerong Pilipino stumped as UST pulls out Subido from team

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Subido has been averaging 10.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 18 minutes of play in the tournament while helping Marinerong Pilipino finish as the second seed and reach the semifinals for the second straight conference.“UST’s decision is baffling. Why pull the plug now? Why didn’t they stop Subido from joining the Marinero lineup before the tournament to be fair to the team?”Subido’s absence will be a big blow for Marinerong Pilipino, which is trailing 0-1 in its best-of-three semifinals series against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.The Skippers will have to bank on guards Rian Ayonayon, Billy Robles, and playing-assistant coach Denok Miranda on Thursday to force a winner-take-all Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “For one reason or another, Renzo Subido took a leave from the UST team last year. He was playing in what may be considered a minor team in the PBA D-League when Marinerong Pilipino took him in, gave him high caliber training, and made him their starting point guard,” the statement read from he management read. “He was one of the sparks for the Marinero’s strong showing in the D-League’s current season which brought them to the semifinal round. But with two weeks to go before the end of the season, UST abruptly decided to stop Subido from further playing for Marinero.”Subido sat out UAAP Season 80 for the Growling Tigers as he opted to personally hone his craft before finding his way to Marinerong Pilipino in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, where he emerged as a solid playmaker for the upstart squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut that partnership came to a screeching halt, with the Marinerong Pilipino management crying foul on what it felt was an unfair judgment on the part of the university to prohibit the 22-year-old from finishing the conference.“Is this right? Is it fair? The UAAP tournament is still many months away. No need to fear Subido will not be ready for it. Meanwhile, Marinero has a strong chance at the championship. If Subido continues to play with the team, UST will be getting back a highly improved and skilled player. If anything, Subido would have been sharpened and more seasoned in the game because of Marinero,” the statement added. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES DeRozan, Raptors go up 2-0 vs Wizards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESRenzo Subido will no longer suit up for Marinerong Pilipino for the remainder of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Head coach Koy Banal bared the development as the  Skippers are losing a key cog ahead of their crucial Game 2 semifinals duel against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday due to the decision of University of Santo Tomas to pull Subido out from the team.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The posting says, “God bless, Joel Embiid and his beautiful spirituality.”Assistant Coach Billy Lange was also in attendance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEmbiid scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Sixers’ 106-102 victory against the Heat Saturday.His team leads the Eastern Conference series, 3-1, and they could close out the series with a win at home Tuesday night. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts after scoring during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. The 76ers won 128-108. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans’ prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Philadelphia, posted photos on Facebook of the player posing with thrilled churchgoers as he attended their 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Champions League: Underdog spirit drives Klopp, Di Francescocenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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PVL: UP sends San Sebastian crashing to fourth straight loss

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines got its second win at the expense of woeful San Sebastian, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona – reports Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Lady Maroons improved to a 2-1 record to get to the fourth seed in the tournament while the Lady Stags remained at the cellar with a 0-4 card.Lorie Bernardo and Marian Buitre had 10 points apiece to lead UP while Ayel Estrañero and Isa Molde combined for 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP took advantage of San Sebastian’s sloppy offense, which produced just 17 kills, to the tune of 30 points off the Lady Stags’ errors.The Lady Maroons, on their part, had 33 kills and nine aces. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Joyce Sta. Rita had seven points for the Lady Stags.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Ceres-Negros tries to scale Home United wall in Singapore

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ SINGAPORE—With its title on the line, Ceres-Negros faces a daunting challenge of overcoming a team that it has yet to beat this year in the AFC Cup Asean zonal final on Wednesday night here.Held to a 1-1 draw last week by Singapore’s Home United in the first leg in Bacolod City, the Busmen face another long night of figuring out ways to break down what has been an almost impenetrable defense by the Singaporeans at Jalan Besar Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Perez sparks late run as Pirates turn back Blazers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres took the lead when Blake Powell scored an eighth minute penalty, but Home United grabbed a vital away goal at Panaad through Isaka Cernak, which meant that Ceres needs to score in the second leg.A 1-0 win will be enough for the Busmen to win on aggregate, but a 2-2 draw will also mean the Bacolod side goes through on away goals. Another 1-1 result sends the game into extra time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s a final and nobody can expect an easy game,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “The players will give everything to win this game, to win the final, to get the title, and there are no doubts about that.”Ceres made history last year when it beat Home over two legs in the zonal finals, but the second leg was played at Panaad where the Busmen scored a 2-0 victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk But it has turned out to be a different scenario this year as Ceres remains in search of its first win against Home in five meetings this season.Disciplined and well-drilled defensively, the Singapore club is one of the few teams that have stifled the Ceres attack, despite the Busmen owning plenty of possession in their matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Delay hits Gilas return from Iran loss

first_imgVolleybelles off to Thailand for Asian tourney Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Needing to crank up the heat on its shooting form, the Philippine men’s basketball team will have to cool its heels in a faraway airport after the Filipinos’ flight was delayed by 12 hours due to Typhoon Ompong.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Help is on the way though.Matthew Wright sat it out against Iran after serving a one-game suspension for his role in the Philippines-Australia brawl on July 2 and should form a deadly shooting combo with Lassiter should Guiao call up both for the game against Qatar.Japeth Aguilar, also suspended for one game, could also make his comeback as the Philippines will continue to miss standouts Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, and RR Pogoy due to varying degrees of suspensions.Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon OmpongResponding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph. Only the top three teams from the group will qualify for the 2019 World Cup in China.Currently, Gilas Pilipinas is at no. 3 with a 4-3 (win-loss) record with Japan and Kazakhstan trailing by a game.The team’s shooters conked out against Iran, and that became telling despite Hamed Haddadi sitting out the duel because of a groin injury.San Miguel Beer guards Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter were a combined 2-of-14 from beyond the arc, contributing to the Philippines’ frosty 5-of-28 (18 percent) clip from three-point territory.The cold shooting allowed Iran to clamp down hard late on Christian Standhardinger, who wreaked havoc with 30 points and 12 rebounds but was visibly worn down in the stretch.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments With arrivals in the country held up by the powerful storm set to hit the country on Saturday, the Nationals had to wait it out in Tehran a day after dropping an 81-73 decision to Iran late Thursday night.Originally scheduled to arrive 8:30 p.m. Friday evening, the Nationals are now expected to fly in 8 a.m. on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnd it’s too bad, because Gilas Pilipinas could have used the hours working on their shooting before going into their game against Qatar on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After the loss to Iran, which the Asian Games runner-up pinned on the team late in the fourth after the two squads battled through 20 lead changes in a nail-biting contest, the Philippines will now go into that closed-door match against Qatar needing a win to solidify its hold of the third spot in their second-round group. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Ebola Virus Disease: Threat to International Peace Requires Coordinated International Response

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/8-september-2014/en/#) notes exponential increase in Ebola, especially in Liberia where experts (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/05/we_could_have_stopped_this_ebola_virus_world_health_organization) an infected person passes on the disease onto many more than the two and a half persons reported for Sierra Leone. Today, even those who blithely rejected the expert prognoses belatedly admit the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as likely to eventuate in another internal war in Liberia. The Ebola epidemic rapidly consuming lives in West Africa – particularly in Liberia – could become a global pandemic besides devastating the sub-region. Article 39, Chapter VII, of the United Nations Charter mandates the Security Council to ‘determine the existence of any threat to the peace .. and .. make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken .. to maintain or restore international peace and security.’ Traditionally, this Article was used to address military threats and actions between and within states, asymmetric warfare, including terrorism, and their related consequences, such as refugee crises. More recent practice by the Council has expanded the definition of threats to international peace and security.By its resolution 1308 adopted on 17 July 2000, the Security Council, ‘[r]ecognizing that the spread of HIV/AIDS can have a uniquely devastating impact on all sectors and levels of society,’ and ‘[b]earing in mind [its] primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security,’ encouraged the development and strengthening of efforts to combat this and other diseases (see S/RES/1308 (2000). Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs, Supplement No. 10 (2000-2009; also http://legal.un.org/repertory/art39/english/rep_supp10_vol3-art39_e_advance.pdf). Further, the United Nations Millennium Declaration adopted by the General Assembly in 2000 committed the Council to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (GA/RES/55/2 (2000).The breakthrough that paved the way for such determinations came on 31 January 1992 when the Security Council met for the first time ever at the level of heads of state and government. The members, within the framework of their commitment to the United Nations Charter, deliberated the topic: ‘The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security’. In so doing and ‘[i]n connection with its consideration of thematic and country-related issues, the Council .. expanded the definition of threats to international peace and security to include .. non-military sources of instability in the economic, social, humanitarian and ecological fields’ (Practice of United Nations Organs Supplement Nos. 7-9 (1985-1999); ¶ 2. http://legal.un.org/repertory/art39/english/rep_supp7-9_vol3-art39_e_advance.pdf) and pledged their commitment to international law and to the United Nations Charter as well as reaffirmed their commitment to the collective security system of the Charter to deal with threats to peace.Liberia’s parlous health-care system and the disparate, uncoordinated and sometimes ill-conceived responses to this crisis cry out for coordinated leadership which only can be accessed under a United Nations Security Council Resolution. The Security Council must make the determination required of it and then direct or prod relevant UN departments, specialized agencies, affiliated programmes and member states to act. The result should be a massive coordinated humanitarian effort involving: military logistics capability; health care expertise; fund raising and transparent management activities; accountability for all assets; sensitization of affected populations; and cooperation with local authorities, neighbouring affected and unaffected countries, and regional organizations.A recent article by the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and senior fellow for global health at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Laurie Garrett, who chronicled the 1976 Ebola outbreak in Yambuku, the Democratic Republic of Congo and who was at Kikwit in 1995 during the Ebola outbreak there, outlines a good framework for implementing this campaign (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/05/we_could_have_stopped_this_ebola_virus_world_health_organization ) She envisions a global response on the order of the rescue and relief effort undertaken in the wake of the 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh, Indonesia. The United States alone deployed 12,600 military personnel, including its entire Pacific fleet and every Navy hospital in the region. Countries most affected by the tsunami received about US$5 billion dollars in aid, according to a World Bank estimate.The Secretary-General has already observed that, in the context of the Ebola emergency, the United Nations Mission in Liberia will continue to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance, including helping to provide the necessary security conditions’ in accordance with its initial mandate. (Letter dated 28 August 2014 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, S/2014/644 (2 September 2014) We perceive the Secretary General’s letter as providing the impetus for the Security Council to act in the manner contemplated above. A mandate for a new mission or a reconfigured UNMIL would authorize a central management to coordinate all responses, including that envisaged by the United States in deploying its military forces to facilitate logistics and other needs.The action would ensure that adequate funds are raised and assets secured, that they are properly accounted for and utilized and that all the appropriate health, logistics, security and other responses are implemented. This mission would also coordinate with the Government of Liberia and its sub-divisions to address the economic, health, social and political impact of the EVD to prevent the looming calamity. One of the ways to do this would be to take over the health workers’ payroll and make payments directly to those in the forefront of the battle. Another way would be to help carry out the long term improvement of the health care system by investing, not only in infrastructure, but also in the training of personnel by strengthening educational institutions and providing bursaries for deserving students. Yet another way would be to help in the creation of a wildlife tracking entity to provide early warning of outbreaks in animals that pose a risk to human populations.The Liberian government should support the foregoing for, far from undermining any notions of sovereignty, this approach would identify a silver lining in this catastrophe without attempting to manufacture a silver bullet. The effective initiation of governance reform would prevent crises in education and food security. Such action would honor the memory of Liberia’s presence in San Francisco in 1945.last_img read more

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