Month: November 2019

Blackwater set to acquire Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn an interesting turn of events, Star is sending sweet-shooting swingman Allein Maliksi to Blackwater in a four-player trade.Sources close to the situation bared that the Hotshots are shipping Maliksi and rookie big man Chris Javier to Blackwater for hardworking forward Bambam Gamalinda and promising big man Kyle Pascual.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Trade papers have already been sent to the Office of the Commissioner on Sunday, beating the trade deadline on Monday.The 29-year-old Maliksi has had a career resurgence this season for Star, averaging a career-best 13.4 points on 41 percent shooting from three and 2.9 rebounds this season, enough for him to earn a nod to the Gilas Pilipinas squad in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavier, meanwhile, has struggled to find playing time in his first year in the pros after a stellar career from the University of the East.The two are expected to bring immediate impact to Blackwater, which is hoping to advance to the quarterfinals for only the second time in its franchise history. Stephens tells best friend Keys: ‘I wish it could have been a draw’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Gamalinda on the other hand is averaging 7.22 points on a 53 percent shooting from three to go with 3.8 rebounds this conference.Pascual is also hoping to finally get the break with the Hotshots after seeing his numbers dip in the import-laden conferences. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

WATCH: Nike honors LeBron’s 15th NBA season with powerful ad

first_imgLATEST STORIES A day before LeBron James is to set return to the hardwood for his 15th NBA season, Nike released a tribute video for its biggest star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn what has become an annual tradition for the sporting giant, the 58-second clip highlights the challenges ahead of the four-time NBA MVP after failing to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the  Larry O’Brien trophy last season.Amply narrated by the commanding voice of Idris Elba, the ad splices footage from LeBron’s social media accounts and sends a chilling warning to the rest of the league. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Welcome to season 15. @KingJames#LeBron15 #NikeBasketball pic.twitter.com/UtT0LlSzc0— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) October 16, 2017ADVERTISEMENT “That’s their future now, and I’d feel sorry for them if it wasn’t going to be so much damn fun to watch.” /raRELATED STORY:NBA: LeBron thinks Kyrie won’t get booed as much in Cleveland return Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Avenido’s years in ABL recognized with Lifetime Achievement award “Oh no, no why’d they go and poke the bear? Why’d they try to set fire on fire? Do they know what happens now?” Elba said, describing the Ohio native’s ever-burning passion for redemption.“Did they even think about that? No, too smart for that… now they’re living on borrowed time. Now is the season of their discontent.”The clip then shifts to scenes of flames, thunderstorms and the proverbial lion and the deer, along with flashes of James’ dominance on the court last year.With a retooled squad of fresh faces and a desire to once again silence all his critics, James is expected to once more carry the entire team on his broad shoulders and elevate the franchise to greatness.The narration ends with Elba putting the other 29 NBA teams on notice of the resurgence of the man known as “The King.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ad interim appointment of Honasan as DICT chief gets CA nod PLAY LIST 03:02Ad interim appointment of Honasan as DICT chief gets CA nod00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Nextlast_img read more

Wilder wants to get rid of Stiverne, then unify heavyweights

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, punches Bermane Stiverne during their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, will square off again against Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder is steamed. And drained. And very, very eager.All of those descriptions are delivered by the WBC heavyweight champion himself as he prepares to fight Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Grizzlies’ backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers Read Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “He already gave me his best,” says Stiverne (25-2-1, 20 KOs), who turned 39 on Wednesday and hasn’t fought in two years. He is stepping in for Luis Ortiz, who was disqualified by the sanctioning body when he had a positive drug test.“I had nothing last fight. But now I’m a very dangerous man. Everyone here knows what time it is. Deontay Wilder has been trying to duck me. He’s been giving a lot of excuses about my career. He should be happy if I’ve been inactive. He should be jumping in the air. Everyone knows that means he’s scared.”Rather than scared, Wilder sounds weary. He notes that the entire promotion of this fight has been on his shoulders. He’s crisscrossed the country drumming up interest, and he’s ready to finish his business for 2017 and get on with unification next year.For that, Wilder adds, he can’t wait.“I’ve promised I will unify the heavyweight titles and I will,” he says. “Those others, (Anthony) Joshua, have other plans. I don’t think he has the motivation to unify. If that is his plan, then sign the deal. That’s all it takes to make it happen. Next fight, we’ll make it happen. But he doesn’t want to fight me, period.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne, whom Wilder outpointed for the belt in 2015. Since, Wilder has stopped five others in defense of the title, but the fact that Stiverne was standing at the end of their previous bout has the champ “steamed.”Add that Stiverne has claimed many times he was not at peak health for that fight, and Wilder shakes his head in disgust.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Stiverne was the only man to survive the ‘Alabama Slammer’ and avoid a knockout,” the 32-year-old native of Tuscaloosa says. “When I knock him out, then nobody will be able to say they made it through against me. He was nothing but a lot of lumps and excuses after the first fight.”Stiverne, naturally, disagrees. MOST READ England’s Joshua just stopped journeyman Carlos Takam in 10 not particularly impressive rounds to keep his WBA and IBF belts. The other heavyweight champ, Joseph Parker of New Zealand, owns the WBO crown. Wilder says boxing fans are confused about so many champions, and he is doing a service to the sport by unifying.Should Wilder handle Stiverne in the Showtime main event Saturday night, he won’t be satisfied if it isn’t by knockout. He wants to put on a show, particularly with a UFC card taking place in New York the same night.“This will be an electrifying fight,” Wilder says. “That belt isn’t going anywhere. I will unify the division. I will be the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”The undercard features one of the area’s favorites, Shawn Porter, who faces Adrian Granados in a welterweight matchup. Porter probably has the best resume of anyone on the card, and previous fights at Barclays against Keith Thurman, Devon Alexander and Andre Berto make the former world champ a solid draw.What most impresses Porter (27-2-1, 17 knockouts) about Granados (18-5-2)? Well, at the final news conference for the bouts, the always-dapper Porter complimented Granados on his fine clothing.“The respect that Granados and I have for each other, that’s what boxing is all about,” Porter says. “It’s about getting in the ring and competing. We wanted someone that was going to come here and fight me. We didn’t want someone who was going to run or lay down. We want to close the year out in fantastic form, and the best way to do that is by facing Granados.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Silly or Philly?: LeBron swats talk of Philadelphia visit

first_imgOne of three billboards trying to entice Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to come to Philadelphia are shown near a highway, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, the three-time NBA champion reportedly was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break touring area high schools.ADVERTISEMENT Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega took perilous path to UFC 222 chance Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES Following the group interview session, James was still wondering why he was asked about being in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. Told that it was because of reports that he was spotted there, James grimaced.“That’s disgusting,” he said.During the All-Star break, James took his family on a quick getaway to Mexico before playing in his 14th All-Star game. He was named MVP for the third time as a team of players he picked beat a team captained by Golden State’s Stephen Curry.The 33-year-old James said this week that he was flattered Sixers fans are covet him. He can opt out of his contract this summer — he has a $35.6 option — with Cleveland and become a free agent.“You can say it’s a distraction, it’s not,” he said. “It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering. But people in their respective city want me to play for them. That’s cool I think.”ADVERTISEMENT The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat.James already has a bond with the Australian-born Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Sixers TV game analyst Alaa Abdelnaby said he was told that James, who has three kids, looked at private schools in Philadelphia last month.“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt Thursday’s shootaround before the Cavs hosted the Sixers, James was asked if he was in Philadelphia.“Pennsylvania? Nah,” he said. “What are you talking about? Over the All-Star break, I was on vacation and then went to Los Angeles.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston Rockets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Several interested buyers have already stepped up to the plate, including NBA Hall of Famer and former Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo.“I’m working on it,” the 51-year-old Congolese-American told Fox 26 regarding the possible purchase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m talking to a lot of people already since [Monday]. We’ll see. I’m just talking to the people who can cut the check and they can make me be part of it. I’m working on that.”Mutombo, who retired as a Rocket after serving as Yao Ming’s back-up from 2004 to 2009, shared his willingness to purchase the franchise after missing the opportunity to buy his former team, Atlanta Hawks, in 2015. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo with his signature finger wag  (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Houston Rockets are currently experiencing a major shake-up on their roster and front-office personnel.News that team owner Leslie Alexander has put the Western Conference powerhouse team up for sale hugged headlines earlier this week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Chalmers back with Grizzlies after season on sidelinescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “A lot of people think it’s a great thing. It’s a great opportunity. Now it’s just a question of the number,” he said.“There’s going to be a lot of discussion and a lot of cash. I missed my opportunity two years ago with the Atlanta Hawks.”The polarizing figure, once known as “Mt. Mutombo,” also acknowledged the Rockets as a strong contender this year, with Chris Paul joining James Harden under coach Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo system.“It’s like someone who’s already sitting on the runway trying to take off,” he noted. “That’s what kind of team the Rockets are right now. The Rockets are a great franchise. They have a great team. They’ve got great coaches, great basketball players, great staff. Whoever is coming in, it’s not like they’re going to have to rebuild it.”He added: “It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really the right time.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Eric Kelly moves up to lightweight for Boku fight

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Guiao admits he hasn’t fully gotten over departure from Rain or Shine Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly is set to move up one weight class as he faces Japanese fighter Kotetsu Boku in the ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors in Macau on August 5.Kelly has been a featherweight throughout his professional career where he won 12 and lost three, but against Boku “The Natural” will fight in the lightweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “It’s been a year since the last time that I fought, I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly. “I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent inside the ONE Championship cage in Macau.”“I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “It’s a new beginning for me, and it’s somehow a permanent move since this is my walking weight,” said the 35-year-old Baguio native. “We have to abide by the weigh-in rules of the company. I am comfortable with the weight.”“I am excited to be in this journey. I hope everything will turn out great for me as a lightweight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKelly, however, has suffered back-to-back losses inside the ONE cage and he sees this upcoming match against former lightweight champion Boku (25-11) as his road to redemption in the Asian promotion.His last fight ended badly after Narantungalag Jadambaa knocked him out in the first round back in July of 2016. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

PH men’s volleyball team vows to give it all in SEA Games

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games WATCH: Bodybuilder breaks neck after failed backflip attempt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img “What I can say is this SEA Games will be more exciting.”The men’s national volleyball team traveled to Korea for its training camp where the team would train for almost 16 hours with meals serving as the only rest for them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd even though De Guzman and his peers went through rigorous activities during their two-week stay in Korea, the captain did not make any concrete promises.“I am not saying that we’re confident we’ll bring home the gold, but what I can say is we’ll do our best, we’ll play to our extent and we’ll take it to heart everything we’ve been through in Korea,” said De Guzman. Photo by Bong LozadaMen’s volleyball national team skipper John Vic De Guzman said Thursday the squad he’ll be leading in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games will be a different one from the 2015 team that failed to bring home a medal.“I can’t say where we are right now but we made sure that this team will be a different one from the 2015 one,” said De Guzman in Filipino in the athletes send-off for the SEA Games last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo And one thing the team will definitely remember once they start playing in Malaysia is the injury to hitter Greg Dolor who suffered a broken pinky finger.De Guzman said the injury to one of their offensive weapons deeply hurt the team skills-wise, but it also bolstered the group in the attitude department.“That hurt but we all know now that we’re far more motivated going into the SEA Games and we’re braver now because we’ll be offering our games to Greg.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving

first_imgMetta World Peace craves for Filipino food. Photo from his Twitter accountFormer NBA player Metta World Peace arrived in Manila Saturday for a quick trip to the Philippines.“Just arrived in Manila .. Love the Filipino people. Halo halo time!!!” said World Peace in a tweet, hours after complaining about his flight getting delayed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 5center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ After landing, World Peace immediately satisfied his craving for Filipino Food and dined at a local restaurant in Makati.It’s time!!! #manilla pic.twitter.com/VpLdKe6FcKFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) August 12, 2017 The former Los Angeles Laker, who was known as Ron Artest before having his name legally changed, will only spend less than a day in the Philippines, according to Snippet Media’s Kristina Maralit.Earlier, he asked his Twitter followers for leads on where to find the best street ball park in Manila. It is unsure whether he will have time to play ball while here.World Peace’s 16-year-old son Jeron Artest is born to a Filipino mother.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Lanes out of bounds but confusion over timing is on

first_imgBrace for traffic jams on Monday as the Delhi traffic police have made the exclusive CWG lanes operational with effect from Sunday.But there is confusion about the timings.Reports on Sunday cited Home Ministry sources claiming that the lanes would be reserved for 24 hours instead of the 12-hour window (8 am-8 pm) announced earlier.Neither the Delhi Police nor the home ministry confirmed the changes. Special traffic police commissioner Ajay Chadha said: “We are not aware of any such development and the reserved lane system would be implemented only from 8 am to 8 pm.”But if the reports are true, Delhiites should be ready to spend hours on the roads or simply take the Metro. “These exclusive lanes will be from the Games Village, NH 24, Ring Road up to the Barapullah flyover, Fourth Avenue, Lodhi Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal ata Turk Marg and Panchsheel Marg,” said JCP (traffic) Satyendra Garg.”These Games lanes will be maintained up to October 16,” Garg said.Delhi Police vehicles, ambulances, fire tenders and emergency service vehicles are exempt from the restrictions.The traffic police will provide updates about the traffic situation on their website, Facebook, through SMSs and the helpline.On Sunday, 1,600 blueline buses were taken off the roads around the Games venues areas and localities expected to be frequented by the athletes, officials and visitors.On Monday, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit will launch the hop- on hop- off bus service, which will ferry visitors to tourist attractions.last_img read more

The best this month

first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.ItalySep 01 to 11International movies, actors and directors… catch them all at the 67th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, better known as the Venice International Film Festival. It will showcase fiction, documentary, animation, features and short films. Winners of the main competition will receive the prestigious Golden Lion awards in various categories.IndiaSep 02The festive mood in the city of Mathura is at its pinnacle on Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Celebrations reach their peak at midnight (the birth hour) after which various poojas and other ceremonies are performed. The entertainment quotient is heightened by the performance of ‘Rasleela,’ a dance drama depicting Lord Krishna’s life.USASep 02 to 05Known for promoting awareness about all forms of jazz, the Chicago Jazz Festival is back with a bang. What started out as a festival held in honour of the great composer Duke Ellington, has now become a full-fledged tradition. This year it gets bigger and better with both national and international jazz artistes showcasing their talent at various venues across the city.IndiaSep 10 to 12 Head to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi to see how it is decked up during Eid-ul-Fitr. This special occasion comes after a month of Ramadan fasting and food lovers turn up in big numbers to enjoy Eid specialities–haleem, biryani and the dessert sevaiyan. The special namaaz offered on this day is what gives us front-page photographs every year, with thousands of believers kneeling on the ground.IndiaSep 11Turn your festive spirits up a notch to celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi, one of the most popular festivals in Maharashtra. It rejoices the birth of Lord Ganesha. Devotees, enthused with the spirit of devotion, join processions for the ritualistic immersion of the artistic idols of Ganesha. Try the traditional modak, a sweet which is prepared in colossal amounts during the festival.SwedenSep 11If you are holidaying in the Swedish capital we suggest you take some time out to take part in annual Stockholm Half Marathon. But if your fitness levels are not up to the mark you can just watch people running. It starts at the Royal Palace and ends at the city park in Kungstredg erden, taking you past the prettiest and most famous landmarks in the city. This year is the 10th edition of the race.ChileSep 16 to 20September sees patriotic Chileans celebrating their country in every way. The Independence Day is on the 18th but the festivities continue for five days with parades, traditional dances, food, drinks and parties. Chileans don’t leave any excuse to party. Make sure you don’t skip the cueca song which is literally the heart of the festival and is accompanied with Spanish dance.UKSep 17 to 22Fashionistas, pay attention! It’s time again to head to the London Fashion Week held at Somerset House, to satiate your ‘haute couture’ desires and take a look at what trends are ruling the ramp this season. It is a week-long affair, showcasing both catwalk and ready to wear exhibit designs by a host of extraordinarily creative designers based in the United Kingdom.CanadaSep 17 to 26Love wine? Then there is no excuse for skipping the Niagara Wine Festival, held annually at Niagara valley. Relish the best produced wine of the region, go for wine tours, take part in wine tasting courses and dig into Niagara cuisine. You couldn’t ask for more. Party to the hilt at this 10-day bash of glitz, glamour and glittering lights and, last but not the least, the best wine labels in the world.UKSep 25 to 26The focus of cheese lovers’ calendar is the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff Castle. You can sample over 450 varieties of delicious cheese made from sheep, cow, goat and buffalo milk. Couple that with classes dedicated to educate visitors on how to team cheeses up with the right wine, inspiring them to taste and appreciate the diversity of British cheese, and you have a fabulous time lined up.GermanySep-Oct 18 to 04The 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Munich will be an event to remember so don a cowboy hat and head to Munich to show off your beer belly at the largest beer festival in the world. If you like your sausages meaty and brew strong, a beer tent is just the place to be. Devour generous helpings of cheese noodles and potato pancakes alongside the finest of beers.AustraliaSep-Oct 22 to 10Watch plays, musical performances, attend art shows, films screenings at Melbourne Fringe Festival, one of the largest art festivals in the country. Thousands of artists participate and display their talent at this lively festival which celebrates art, culture and tradition. It takes places at various venues across the city and Melbourne is fun in every sense during these days.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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