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‘PH NOT READY FOR UNICAMERAL PARLIAMENT’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday said the Philippines was not politically mature enough to adopt a single-chamber parliament, while Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th warned against “warlordism” if the country shifts to a federal system of government. Lacson and Trillanes, who belong to opposite sides in the Senate, went on separate radio interviews amid the snowballing [...] The post ‘PH NOT READY FOR UNICAMERAL PARLIAMENT’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJan 13th, 2018

Roque wants graft filed vs ex-NFA chief

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday he is ready to file graft charges against former National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino, who has been blamed for higher rice prices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 39 min. ago

Angels Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery in October

By GREG BEACHAM,  AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will have Tommy John surgery next week. The Angels confirmed Ohtani's long-expected decision on elbow ligament replacement Tuesday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. "I think it was the proper decision Shohei made to have surgery, and the sooner the better," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before his club faced the Texas Rangers, with Ohtani batting cleanup as the designated hitter. Ohtani won't be able to pitch for the Angels in 2019, but he is likely to hit at some point early next season. When asked whether Ohtani is likely to be ready for opening day as a hitter, Scioscia said there are "too many variables" to make a confident prediction. Ohtani wasn't available to reporters before the game, but Scioscia confirmed general manager Billy Eppler's earlier statements that the Angels are committed to Ohtani's determination to be a two-way player in the majors. "It obviously puts him out of pitching in 2019, but he'll be able to hit, and I think he's at peace with that," Scioscia said. "He wants to excel at both phases of the game. The fact he can't pitch (next season), there is a little bit of a void. But he'll be able to hit and focus on that." Ohtani went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 10 mostly outstanding starts for the Angels, but he has pitched just once since early June after developing a strained right elbow. He returned to the mound Sept. 2 but incurred more damage to his elbow ligament. The 24-year-old Ohtani has continued as the Angels' designated hitter. He is batting .280 with 56 RBIs after hitting his 21st homer Monday. Ohtani is a top contender for the AL Rookie of the Year award despite his truncated pitching season. With just 347 plate appearances, he is leading all AL rookies in on-base percentage (.361), slugging percentage (.564) and OPS (.925), while his 21 homers are fourth among AL rookies. He is the first player in major league history to hit at least 15 homers and strike out at least 50 batters in a single season, and he joined Babe Ruth as the only players ever to hit 15 homers and pitch 50 innings. Ohtani and Ruth are the only players since 1900 to hit 10 homers while winning at least four games. Ohtani also has set the big league record for homers by a Japanese-born rookie, surpassing Kenji Johjima's 18 homers in 2006......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

These Bb. Pilipinas beauties are ready to conquer

MANILA, Philippines – The fourth quarter of every year has become international pageant season. The biggest, most prestigious beauty pageants hold their annual events between October to December. This is the NBA or Superbowl season equivalent for pageant afficionados all over the world. Much like athletes, the beauty queens intesify their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 39 min. ago

Kawhi Leonard says he is ready to go after quadriceps injury

Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team player Kawhi Leonard is photographed during media day in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News11 hr. 5 min. ago

49ers lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo to season-ending knee injury

By JOSH DUBOW,  AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's addition last season immediately turned around the fortunes of the San Francisco 49ers. Now the 49ers will have to go back to life before Garoppolo for the rest of the season. The Niners announced Monday that Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City, sidelining him for the rest of the season. "It is very unfortunate," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It was hard waking up today. We were down and disappointed about it because we were looking forward a lot to playing with Jimmy this year and going through the good and the bad knowing that he'd benefit from all of it. Now we don't get to do it. I know Jimmy is really down about it and so are we but it's still going to be all right." The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers (1-2), who had planned their rebuild around Garoppolo and now must turn again to C.J. Beathard at quarterback. Garoppolo will undergo surgery in the next week or two after the swelling goes down and should be ready to play again next season. The 49ers are planning to promote Nick Mullens from the practice squad and also will bring several veterans in for tryouts this week, including Tom Savage, Kellen Clemens, possibly T.J. Yates and Matt Moore. One quarterback who won't be brought in is former 49ers starter Colin Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with San Francisco in March 2017 after Shanahan decided he wanted to go with a style of offense that didn't fit Kaepernick's game. "That's what I said last year and it's the same situation now," Shanahan said. "I always look into what style of offense I want to do and what style of offense we've been doing the last two years." The Niners struggled with Beathard and Brian Hoyer last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. San Francisco won the final five games last year after Garoppolo took over as starter and the team rewarded him with a $137.5 million, five-year contract. The 49ers will have to wait another year to earn dividends on that investment. Garoppolo got hurt in the fourth quarter of a 38-27 loss Sunday when he was scrambling toward the sideline and decided to cut up field instead of going out of bounds. Garoppolo's left knee buckled just before Kansas City cornerback Steven Nelson delivered a big hit, ending what was supposed to be his first full season as a starter after just three games. Shanahan said the play should serve as a reminder to quarterbacks about the importance of protecting their bodies. "That's something that Jimmy will probably look at differently going forward because now he'll remember this the rest of his life," Shanahan said. "Nothing against him. This happens with everyone. You see it every Sunday. It's a reminder for everyone why it's an obvious coaching point." Expectations were high in San Francisco this season that the team could end a four-year playoff drought after Garoppolo had a full offseason to immerse himself in Shanahan's offense. But with Garoppolo and new running back Jerick McKinnon both knocked out for the season with torn ACLs in September, those high hopes have been put on hold. Garoppolo had completed 59.6 percent of his passes with five TDs, three interceptions and an average of 8.1 yards per attempt for a 90 passer rating. While he hasn't been quite as efficient as he was late last year after being acquired at the trade deadline from New England for a second-round pick, the Niners offense has been far more potent than it was before he took over as quarterback. Beathard started five games as a rookie last year, completing 54.9 percent of his passes with four touchdowns, six interceptions, 19 sacks, 6.4 yards per attempt and a 69.2 passer rating that was second lowest in the NFL. Beathard threw a touchdown pass to George Kittle on his first snap Sunday only to have it negated by a penalty and wasn't in for any other plays in the game. "I have a lot of confidence in C.J.," Shanahan said. "I think C.J. got a lot of experience last year. We liked him a lot coming out of college. ... He got thrown into as tough a situation as I could imagine a rookie quarterback being thrown in and the guy didn't blink." NOTES: CB Richard Sherman will miss a couple of weeks with a strained left calf. ... RB Matt Breida hyperextended his knee and is questionable this week. ... RG Mike Person will be questionable with a sprained knee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

My dengue diary

The day began like any ordinary Monday morning. My son and I had just finished brunch. He was getting ready for school and I was preparing for my day. I glanced down and noticed the rashes on my forearms. I went to the bathroom to check my face, and it looked flushed. I lifted my shirt and was astounded to see more red rashes on my stomach area! We rushed to the nearest hospital. We were directed to the emergency room, where, based on my symptoms, everyone thought it was an adverse reaction to something I ate or inhaled. I was given a shot of diphenhydramine to help with the rashes. After a few minutes, I grew woozy, but managed to stay awake until the ER doctor came to see me. ...Keep on reading: My dengue diary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018
Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

The quintessential list of 'CarGel clips to watch before ‘Exes Baggage’

The #CarGel hype is real, you guys. The premiere ofExes Baggageis in two days but fans of the love team---both old and new---can't get enough of the two stars. Just a refresher: Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino were together for six years. Earlier this year, rumors spread that they were back on but turns out, they were just working on a film together. Still, hopes are still high since the two have openly admitted that they're good friends and love each other. We understand the feels so before you hit the cinemas, we suggest you squeeze in the films, shows, and videos we've listed down below. Are you ready? 'Cause we kinda aren't. G-mik Raise your hand if you used to w...Keep on reading: The quintessential list of #CarGel clips to watch before ‘Exes Baggage’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Little Baguio for 190,345 – Web reference 113182081 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Kapamilya stars get ready for ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Kapamilya stars get ready for ABS-CBN Ball 2018.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Bannon promises right-wing ‘war rooms’ to fight European elections

US President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would set up “war rooms” across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019. Bannon promises right-wing ‘war rooms’ to fight European elections US President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would… link: Bannon promises right-wing ‘war rooms’ to fight European elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Thailand s Prince Ian talks dream roles, and how to win a woman s heart

MANILA, Philippines – “What is your dream role?” is probably one of the most common questions asked of actors and actresses, and most often than not, they have a ready answer to whoever’s asking. It’s not that Thai actor Sattaphong “Tao” Phiangphor didn’t have a ready answer – it’s just, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Dynamic Warriors big man Jordan Bell ready for second season

Jordan Bell’s dynamic play in the post will be even more important now with three centers from last season departed and DeMarcus Cousins is still recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon that required surgery and ended his season in late January......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

4IR: Are young Pinoys ready?

In Photo: (From left) Asean Youth Community (AYC) Country Director and Ygoal Inc. President Ireneo G. Demecais Jr., AYC Program Chairman Delane Lim,, AYC Executive Director Lei Montilla and Future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

30 Teams in 30 Days: Jazz on upswing after postseason run

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com What offseason? That's a question many fans ask as the flurry of trades, free agent news and player movement seems to never stop during the summer. Since the Golden State Warriors claimed their third title in four years back on June 8 (June 9, PHL time), NBA teams have undergone a massive number of changes as they prepare for the season ahead. With the opening of training camps just around the corner, NBA.com's Shaun Powell will evaluate the state of each franchise as it sits today -- from the team with the worst regular-season record in 2017-18 to the team with the best regular-season record -- as we look at 30 teams in 30 days. * * * Today's Team: Utah Jazz 2017-18 Record: 48-34, lost in Western Conference semifinals to Houston Rockets Who's new: Grayson Allen (Draft) Who's gone: Jonas Jerebko, David Stockton The lowdown: Left woozy by the summer departure of free agent and franchise star Gordon Hayward, the Jazz gave the ball to a rookie and pulled a surprise by nearly winning 50 games and bouncing Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs. Their season was made more remarkable considering center Rudy Gobert played only 56 games because of knee issues. But Donovan Mitchell (20.5 points per game) was an unexpected savior and far better than anyone imagined. He won over his teammates and coach Quin Snyder quickly, then earned respect around the league for taking charge and also bailing out Utah in a number of close games, both rare for a rookie. Mitchell finished as the Kia Rookie of the Year runner-up. Snyder made good use of the rotation and found functional roles for most and the Jazz used Mitchell and defense to flourish. By the playoffs, Mitchell was arguably the best player on a floor that featured former Kia MVP Russell Westbrook and Paul George, and the Jazz entered the offseason feeling confident about the future. In 2016, the young Portland Trail Blazers made the playoffs, stunning the LA Clippers in the first round before giving the Golden State Warriors a feisty series in the semis. Encouraged by the bounce and swagger showed by an emerging club, the Blazers handed out contract extensions and … they haven’t done anything special since. In hindsight, every one of those extensions looks like a mistake. The lesson: Fool’s gold can sometimes, um, fool you. Are the Jazz headed down that path? The situations aren’t exactly the same, yet similar to a degree. Instead of going outside to make a few cosmetic changes to the rotation, Utah was mostly content to keep free agents Dante Exum and Derrick Favors, giving each contracts that were somewhat generous in a soft market that worked against most players. Exum signed for three years and a reported $33 million, or roughly the going rate for a backup point guard. But Exum’s run in Utah has been interrupted by injury and, even when healthy, his play was inconsistent. He perhaps earned the benefit of the doubt in the playoffs when he stepped in for an injured Ricky Rubio and had moments of solid play. Evidently, the Jazz feel Exum’s better days are just ahead. He’s only 23 and after investing so much time in him, Utah wasn’t ready to cut him loose. He brings great size (6-foot-6), is energetic, and point guard isn’t a Jazz strength. If nothing else, Exum gives Utah a sense of security. Favors is richer after signing a reported two-year, $36 million extension as no other team was willing to beat that price for him. The last two seasons weren’t exactly robust for Favors, who battled through injuries, sporadic play and found himself benched because of mismatches in today’s stretch-happy NBA. Favors has worked to develop more of a 3-point shot, but his lack of perimeter shooting was exploited by Houston in the playoffs. But as the case with Exum, the Jazz have years of player-development invested in Favors. As Utah’s longest-tenured player, Favors is a solid defender next to Gobert and the Jazz outscored their opponents by 7.2 points per 100 possessions with the two bigs on the floor together. And even though he’s seemingly been around Utah forever, Favors is just 27 years old. The decisions by the Jazz to maintain the status quo isn’t unusual with this franchise, which has long prided itself on stability and player development. Strangely enough, Mitchell claims to love life in the Wasatch Mountains -- something to remember when and if he ever reaches free agency (unlikely, since the Jazz will surely break the bank for him). Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey moved up to take Mitchell in the 2017 Draft and has a knack for finding talent in places where few others search. He has had a solid track record in the Draft and with the 21st pick took Allen. A year ago, the Duke shooter considered entering the draft, but got mild feedback from NBA types. Allen brings 3-point range to a team that ranked 13th in 3-pointers made and attempted last season. Unless he makes an impact right away, Allen will be in the back end of a rotation that showcases Joe Ingles for distance shooting. The trick for Utah is to match or surpass last season’s effort while catching no one by surprise this time. And the Jazz must do that with virtually the same cast as before. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas ripped, ready at 120 lbs

OAKLAND, California – A week to go before his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown here, Jerwin Ancajas is ripped and excited to show fight fans why he is being touted as Manny Pacquiao's successor. Obliging the request of a photographer who left the Philippines with Team ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Ready to win the crown

Ready to win the crown.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

LOS ANGELES: Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday (Saturday in Manila). German star Nowitzki, who will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club, re-signed with Dallas in July. The 40-year-old has [...] The post Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Zambo peninsula ready to supply fish to Manila, areas devastated by Ompong

Western Mindanao is ready to supply different types of fish to Metro Manila and parts of Luzon devastated by typhoon Ompong, a fishery official said here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

    LOS ANGELES, United States – Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday, September 21. German star Nowitzki, who will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club, re-signed with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018