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PBA: Fonacier out indefinitely with a collapsed lung

NLEX's woes continue. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas are out for the season for different reasons and now, the Road Warriors are set to miss Larry Fonacier for the rest of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In a report by Rappler, Fonacier is confined in the hospital for a fractured rib and a collapsed lung. The veteran guard sustained the injury after getting hit mid-air by Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in an NLEX loss last June 9 in Legazpi City Albay. Head coach Yeng Guiao confirmed the development and Larry is not dealing with anything serious. His recovery however, will require a significant amount of time, forcing him to miss the rest of the mid-season conference. The Road Warriors are currently in 11th place with a 2-7 record.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 21st, 2018

Kiefer, Mallari make winning plays as NLEX takes 1-0 lead over Magnolia

Alex Mallari, a former Grand Slam champion with San Mig Coffee, just burned his former team. Taking a pass from Kiefer Ravena, Mallari drilled a wide-open triple in the final 14.4 seconds and NLEX dropped Magnolia, 88-87, in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Saturday at the Big Dome. Down one, 83-84, Ravena collapsed the Magnolia defense and then found Mallari for the booming go-ahead triple. In the ensuing possession, Paul Lee missed the answer for the Hotshots and Kiefer secured the rebound, making an additional two free throws for insurance. Lee then made up for his earlier miss, connecting on a corner triple with 4.5 seconds to go to cut the deficit to one, 87-88. Magnolia then actually forced a turnover for a chance to win but Ravena saved NLEX, making a counter steal and forcing the Hotshots to foul. JR Quinahan missed two free throws with less than a second left and the Road Warriors managed to hold on, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7. "We knew coming into this game that it would be a defensive matchup so had to finetune our execution," head coach Yeng Guiao said. "So we really worked hard on our execution and at the same time, sinubukan naming humanap ng paraan para ma-control si Paul [Lee] and we actually succeeded at least partly and we won the game," he added. The first half was an ugly defensive struggle for both teams as NLEX only took a 32-27 lead at the break. However, action picked up in the third period as Mark Barroca sparked the Magnolia offense. Both teams then traded blows in the fourth, setting up the wild finish. Cyrus Baguio put up a vintage performance for NLEX, scoring a team-high 17 points, eight in the fourth quarter. Ravena and Mallari scored 16 and 14 respectively for NLEX while Raul Soyud added another 10. For the Hotshots, it was Ian Sangalang that led the way with 21 points while PJ Simon turned back the clock to finish with 20. A cause of concern for Magnolia, more than being down 0-1, is Marc Pingris as the veteran forward left the game left in the final quarter due to an apparent knee injury. Game 2 is set for Monday at the MOA Arena.     The scores: NLEX 88 - Baguio 17, Ravena 16, Mallari 14, Soyud 10, Miranda 7, Fonacier 7, Al-Hussaini 6, Alas 5, Quiñahan 4, Tiongson 2, Ighalo 0, Taulava 0, Gotladera 0. MAGNOLIA 87 - Sangalang 21, Simon 20, Barroca 9, Lee 8, Ramos 8, Reavis 6, Herndon 5, Pingris 5, Dela Rosa 5, Melton 0, Jalalon 0, Brondial 0. Quarters: 14-12, 32-27, 60-61, 88-87.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

‘Ompong’ leaves 114 dead

A week after devastating Northern Luzon, Typhoon Ompong left 114 dead in the region and other parts of the country, with dozens still missing. Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, commander of the military’s Northern Luzon Command, on Sunday said 48 bodies have been recovered by authorities in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet, where a bunkhouse collapsed last [...] The post ‘Ompong’ leaves 114 dead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?

New research presented on Wednesday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult. Carried out by researchers at the Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, the new findings come from RHINESSA, a large international study that has been investigating lung health in children and adults in seven European countries. The researchers gathered data from 5,415 participants aged between 18 and 52 years who were taking part in the RHINESSA study in Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Estonia, and analyzed their exposure to re...Keep on reading: Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

As bear takes center stage, Taiwan firm Cal-Comp defers public debut

With the local stock market entering bear territory, consumer electronics manufacturer Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc. has indefinitely postponed a P6.77-billion initial public offering. Cal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Red Cross crosses disasters

A team of Philippine Red Cross emergency responders heading to Cagayan at the height of typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) was flagged down in Gonzaga by a bystander who informed them of an electric post that collapsed and hit an ambulance belonging to the Alfonso Ponce Enrile District Memorial Hospital......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

9 bodies retrieved, 44 still buried in Itogon landslide

Rescuers have retrieved a total 9 bodies of miners from a bunkhouse buried in mud after a portion of a mountainside village in Itogon, Benguet collapsed at the height of the onslaught of typhoon Ompong over the weekend, police said Monday afternoon. Source link link: 9 bodies retrieved, 44 still buried in Itogon landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Hong Kong --- Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the typhoon, state media said. "Prepare for the worst," Hong Kong Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents. That warning followed Mangkhut's devastating march through the northern Philippines on Saturday with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. National police said 64 people had died there as of Sunday, mostly due to landslides and collapsed houses, with two additional...Keep on reading: 2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon

Kenyan athlete Joseph Kiprono was knocked down by a car Sunday as he was leading a half-marathon in Colombia in which another competitor collapsed and died, the organizers said. Kiprono -- a previous winner of the event -- was leading the 21 kilometer (13 mile) race in second-city Medellin when he was struck by a car that authorities said had "violated a road closure." After being treated by medics on the spot, he was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises and later reported by doctors to be in good condition. Organizers said a 38-year-old runner had collapsed during the race with heart problems and was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital....Keep on reading: Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Lassiter-Wright is the shooter combo Gilas deserves

In an ironic twist of fate, three-point shooting has been one of the issues Gilas Pilipinas has been dealing with so far in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. In seven games so far, the Philippines is only shooting 28.5 percent from distance, which is 12th in a field of 16 teams. Gilas is only averaging 6.4 makes per game despite attempting an average of 22.6 shots per outing. In their last loss to Iran, Gilas shot 5/28 from three-point range for a woeful 17.9 percent. Fortunately, it looks like brighter days are ahead for Team Pilipinas from rainbow country as the national team is set to welcome back Matthew Wright from one-game suspension. The Fil-Canadian sniper is shooting 43.8 percent in these Qualifiers, second-best in Gilas. Wright will team up with Marcio Lassiter starting Monday against Qatar, giving the Philippines its best two-man shooter combo since Jeff Chan and Larry Fonacier shared the floor a couple of Gilas versions ago. "I'm excited because Marcio is one of the players I look up to," Wright said of his upcoming tandem with Lassiter. "Coming in, I've heard comparisons between us and it's very flattering with Marcio being a great shooter and a champion," he added. While it's they're first time teamming up ever, Wright is confident that he'll mesh well with Lassiter. As Gilas looks to recover from back-to-back losses in the Asian Qualifiers, a Lassiter-Wright combo should greatly help the national team's cause. "We get along off the court too. We have great chemistry and we will make things happen and open the floor for everybody else," Wright said. "We just got to do our job and knock down shots," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

‘Ompong’ claims first victims

Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut), the biggest storm of the year, smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, claiming its first victims as two women were killed when a rain-drench hillside collapsed on them. The massive storm cut a swathe of destruction when it struck the northern tip of Luzon island, threatening the lives and homes [...] The post ‘Ompong’ claims first victims appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

    GUATEMALA CITY --- An altar found at Guatemala's La Corona site suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal, archaeologists said Friday.   A team led by Marcello Canuto of Tulane University uncovered the carved stone altar in the northern Peten region near the Mexico border.   When it was first found in 2017, the altar was encased in the roots of a tree in a collapsed temple. It took a year to painstaking pry the massive stone slab from the roots, fully excavate it and move it to Guatemala City, where it was presented this week at a museum.   ...Keep on reading: Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Ateneo spoils Bright Akhuetie s birthday, but it s okay

MANILA, Philippines – After keeping up with defending champion  Ateneo Blue Eagles  in the first half, the UP Fighting Maroons eventually collapsed and lost the match on the same day prized recruit Bright Akhuetie was celebrating his birthday.  "I would have loved to have the biggest gift of the night, which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

BSP mandates use of PESONet, Instapay

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-supervised financial institutions (BSFIs) offering electronic payments have been told to make the automated clearing houses of the National Retail Payments System (NRPS) available on their e-channels by the end of November. In a September 4 memorandum, central bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said that pursuant to Circular 980 or the [...] The post BSP mandates use of PESONet, Instapay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Where do we look next?

A decade ago, US financial services giant Lehman Brothers collapsed. That event triggered the landslide that became the most severe global financial crisis since the 1930s......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Ex-Cebu governor Vicente dela Serna dies

MANILA, Philippines – Former Cebu governor Vicente “Tingting” dela Serna died on Saturday, September 1. He was 66. SunStar reported that Dela Serna died of lung cancer. Dela Serna served as Cebu governor from 1992 to 1995, and as representative of the 6th District of Cebu. He ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Metro Briefs

MMDA to continue dry run vs solo driving on Edsa   The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Friday that it would expand its dry run "indefinitely" until they had fully determined the effectivity of its planned ban on solo-driven vehicles on Edsa during rush hours.   However, its full implementation originally scheduled on August 23 will remain suspended.   Metro Manila Council traffic committee head and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said the city mayors had agreed to push through with the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy to "study it further" and cull more data to be presented to lawmakers.   MMDA, however, will no...Keep on reading: Metro Briefs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Ex-Slam Dunk champ Joey Mente remembered for jolly personality

MANILA, Philippines – Former PBA player Joey Mente may have lost his battle with lung cancer but he will be fondly remembered as an undersized high flyer with a jolly personality.  PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said Mente, who passed away on Wednesday, August 22, had always been fun to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

PBA: Hotshots end NLEX s perfect start

NLEX's perfect start is no more. Magnolia demolished the Road Warriors in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, taking a convincing 102-72 win Wednesday at the Big Dome. An undermanned NLEX crew entered the game with a 2-0 mark despite missing several key pieces including its head coach and the Hotshots fully took advantage of that fact. Magnolia dominated all game, opening up a 31-12 lead in the first quarter and never let go.  "We prepared hard for NLEX's offense," head coach Chito Victolero said. "In their last two games, they averaged 113 points. We want to limit them under 90 and I'm proud of my players, they did a good job on defense," he added. Former Best Import Romeo Travis played his first PBA game in three years and scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds for the Hotshots. Mark Barroca was the top local for the Hotshots with 13 markers. For the Road Warriors, Olu Ashaolu finished with 21 points. The burly import will have to conced his roster spot to Aaron Fuller for now as he deals with a knee injury. Despite the loss, NLEX keeps first place for the moment with a 2-1 record.   The Scores: Magnolia 102 - Travis 21, Barroca 13, Simon 12, Gamalinda 10, dela Rosa 10 Reavis 8, Melton 7, Jalalon 6, Sangalang 5, Mendoza 4, Ramos 4, Herndon 2, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Abundo 0. NLEX 72 - Ashaolu 21, Tiongson 8, Fonacier 6, Ighalo 6, Mallari 5, Quinahan 5, Rios 5, Paniamogan 4, Monfort 2, Baguio 2, Miranda 2, Galanza 2, Gotladera 2, Tallo 2, Marcelo 0, Soyud 0.  Quarters: 31-12, 55-30, 76-52, 102-72   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Pinay volleybelles face another tough squad in Japan

JAKARTA — After collapsing to powerhouse Thailand in the opener, the Philippines marches to battle anew as it clashes with another super team — Japan — in the preliminaries of the women’s volleyball tournament of the 18th Asian Games Tuesday at the Bulungan Sports Hall here. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in Manila) with the Filipinas coming in with zero expectations knowing that the Japanese are force to be reckoned with. Japan is a five-time Asian Games champion and a regular fixture in elite tourneys like the World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, World Cup and the Olympics. The squad is marching with chip on its shoulder after Thailand dominated it in the bronze medal match of the previous Asian Games in Incheon in 2014. Seasoned international campaigners Nana Iwasaki, Risa Shinnabe and Yuki Ishii remain as the leaders under the guidance of head coach Kumi Nakada. In the opening-day salvo, the troika did most of the damage as the Japanese clobbered the Indonesians, 25-20, 25-11, 25-19, to join Thailand on top of Pool A. Philippines’ head coach Shaq Delos Santos knows that Japan is nearly indestructible so they would use the match as an opportunity to gauge where they stand against an ultra elite team that had already tested its mettle against the world’s best teams like Olympic champion China, Serbia and the United States. “We will study them and train hard in preparation for our match against these Japanese,” said Delos Santos, who just came from a two-week training in Osaka and Okayama City in Japan where they polished their floor defense and blocking. The Thais gave the Filipinos a rude welcome into the Games after a 36-year absence. They had an impressive start, but collapsed in the final stretch of the first set as rising star Chatchu-on Moksri and Pimpichaya Kokram started to wax hot while veteran Pleumjit Thinkaow and Onuma Sittirak asserted their will over the Filipinos. Jaja Santiago and Alyssa Valdez were the bright spots in the first set, but their luster faded as Delos Santos opted to dig deep into his bench in quest of a spark. “They made us realized that the Asian Games is no picnic,” said Delos Santos following their 22-25, 12-25, 15-25 setback to the 11-time Southeast Asian Games champion. “We still have a lot of catching ups to do. We have to work hard and hope for the best. Hopefully, we can match up well against Japan. We’re looking forward to playing them in a tournament like the Asian Games.” Aside from Santiago and Valdez, also tipped to step up are Mika Reyes, team captain Aby Marano, Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili. Other members of the team are Denden Lazaro, Majoy Baron, Mylene Paat, Maika Ortiz, Dindin Santiago, Cha Cruz and Julia Morado......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Sun Yang thought he'd seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday's opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games. In an embarrassing technical blunder for games organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final. Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands. Diplomatically, Sun played down the incident when quizzed...Keep on reading: Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018