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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

Indian building collapse kills three, 12 missing

More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free a dozen people feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-story building outside Delhi. Indian building collapse kills three, 12 missing More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to… link: Indian building collapse kills three, 12 missing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

PBA: Japeth out indefinitely due to bum Achilles

Japeth Aguilar might actually miss the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine. In Game 1 Sunday, Japeth was in uniform but didn't suit up for Brgy. Ginebra at all, dealing with a bum Achilles. According to head coach Tim Cone, Aguilar hasn't practiced since Ginebra eliminated rival Meralco in the quarterfinals Wednesday and is basically out indefinitely. "He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco. He got hit in his Achilles, so he has some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," he said after Ginebra rolled past the Elasto Painters for a quick 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series. "So we don't know exactly how long he'll be out," he added. Japeth says his left Achilles is improving but they opted to sit out Game 1 to make sure. As the focus shifts to Game 2 and Ginebra going for a commanding 2-0 lead, Aguilar will be a game-time decision depending on how his follow up test goes. "Okay naman. Nag-i-improve naman siya araw araw. Kanina, tinry ko, ano talaga, decision din para hindi masyadong mapilit so dinecide ko muna na i-pahinga," Aguilar said.  "Hopefully, tutal may games pa naman... Hopefully, Game 2 maka-balik na," Japeth added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Napa rues Letran s lack of finishing ability in loss to Perpetual

It wasn't the start Jeff Napa wanted for the Letran Knights. A red-hot Edgar Charcos, a squandered lead, and a collapsed offense became the narrative of the Knights' opening game loss to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Doctor: Early diagnosis key to today’s ‘self-destructive’ lifestyle

“Even cigarette smoking, which is directly linked to 80 to 90 percent of cases of lung cancer, the number one killer cancer, was not found to be remotely harmful ‘til the 1960s.” Source link link: Doctor: Early diagnosis key to today’s ‘self-destructive’ lifestyle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

‘Respeto’ bags 6 major awards at Eddys

The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) has announced the winners of the 2nd Entertainment Editor's Awards (Eddy's) held last July 9 at the Solaire.   Abra's "Respeto" made a sweep at the Eddys when it bagged the Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Dido Dela Paz), Best Sound Design, Best Musical Score, Best Original Theme Song and Best Supporting Actress (Chai Fonacier) awards.   Meanwhile, Aga Muhlach once again proved his stellar acting chops when he bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in his movie 2017 family movie "Seven Sundays."   Two other 2017 Manila Film Festival entries made it big at the Eddy's. Coco Martin's "Ang ...Keep on reading: ‘Respeto’ bags 6 major awards at Eddys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

From tragedy, a leader rises

  On the morning of March 15, 1986, Singapore was rocked by a tragedy known as the Hotel New World disaster: the Lian Yak Building, which housed the hotel, collapsed entirely without warning, resulting in 33 people dead and 17 injured. It's a catastrophe, says Surendra Menon, regional head for bancassurance of international insurance firm AIA Group, that likely led him to the career he holds today. At the time of that tragedy, Menon was serving in Singapore's Civil Defense Forces. "[It] gave me better insight on the importance of preparing for the future. I captained the 1st Rescue Battalion mobilized during the disaster, and we rescued 42 people," says Menon. "The e...Keep on reading: From tragedy, a leader rises.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy

RIO DE JANEIRO --- A 7-month-old boy has become the first person to die in the measles outbreak that has hit Manaus, capital of Brazil's northern jungle state of Amazonas. Manaus' city government said Thursday the baby died on June 28, three days after being hospitalized with symptoms of the disease. Lab tests confirmed the boy had measles. The measles outbreak began in March after cases were imported from neighboring Venezuela, where health services have largely collapsed. Since then, 271 cases of the disease have been confirmed in Manaus. Hardships in Venezuela have sent more than 1 million people fleeing to neighboring countries, sometimes bringing disease with them. There...Keep on reading: Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Victorious Colt claims Triple Crown 3rd leg

Victorious Colt put on a charge midway through the lung-busting race and foiled Smart Candy and Wonderland to rule the third and final leg of the Philippine Racing Commission’s Triple Crown series at Santa Ana Park, Saddle and Clubs in Naic, Cavite last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

BSP, big banks firm up moves vs cyber threats

BIG BANKS are teaming up for an industry-wide monitoring scheme for cyber breaches just as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to impose a one-day reporting period for such incidents. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said the central bank is linking up with the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) in order… link: BSP, big banks firm up moves vs cyber threats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Cyberthreat reporting rule to be issued by BSP

Cyberthreats encountered by banks will have to be quickly reported under soon-to-be-issued rules aimed at strengthening the industry, a senior Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official said on Tuesday. Central bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said the BSP was looking to implement a 24-hour prescriptive period for cyberthreat reporting by supervised financial institutions. She explained [...] The post Cyberthreat reporting rule to be issued by BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

WATCH: Last seconds of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili

MANILA, Philippines – Standing and singing before the flag, employees of the Tanauan City Hall were just about to reach the end of the national anthem when they heard a gunshot and saw their mayor clutching his chest as he collapsed on the floor.   Antonio Halili had been shot, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

‘Slow but sure’ progress toward less toxic tools to fight cancer

John Ryan is just one of the miracles to emerge from the Johns Hopkins cancer unit in Baltimore. An immunotherapy treatment — highly effective in a minority of patients — saved his life after a lung cancer diagnosis. ‘Slow but sure’ progress toward less toxic tools to fight cancer John Ryan is just one of… link: ‘Slow but sure’ progress toward less toxic tools to fight cancer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Flood control project collapses before completion

Around 95 meters of a flood control project along Pampanga River in this town collapsed two days before its completion on June 21......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Barber arrested for carrying bladed weapon dies in jail

A 41-year-old man arrested for carrying a gaff, a metal spur used in cockfighting, died on Monday shortly after he collapsed at the Paraaque City police station's congested jail. Senior Insp. Jerry Sunga, chief investigator of the Paraaque police, said the autopsy report showed that Gabriel Garay Jr., a barber, died of a heart attack. Sunga told the Inquirer that the custodial facility currently holds 150 detainees who share a space meant for only 60 people. Two weeks in detention Garay, who was charged with possession of a deadly weapon, had been detained for at least two weeks. A police report said Garay was rushed to Ospital ng Paraaque by three duty guards at 11:33 a.m...Keep on reading: Barber arrested for carrying bladed weapon dies in jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

By Mike Corder, Associated Press KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night as Switzerland beat Serbia in Kaliningrad. The two Swiss goals came from ethnic Albanians Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, both of whom celebrated with a hand signal of the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag. "The Swiss Provocation," wrote Serb nationalist daily newspaper Vecernje Novosti alongside photographs of the gestures and a picture of Shaqiri's boots, which have the Kosovo flag on one heel and the Swiss flag on the other. FIFA's disciplinary committee opened proceedings against the two for the politically charged goal celebrations. FIFA also said Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans. FIFA also is reviewing statements that Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic made after the match. The families of both goal scorers hail from Kosovo , the former Serb province whose 2008 declaration of independence is not recognized by Serbia and remains a source of friction between the Balkan neighbors. Thousands of Kosovo Albanians trekked across Europe in the 1990s, fleeing rising ethnic tensions that culminated in a bloody 1998-99 war of independence between ethnic Albanians and Serb forces that left about 10,000 people dead. Many settled in Switzerland, but still have strong feelings for their homeland — Xhaka's brother plays for the Albanian national team. Serbian football officials complained to FIFA, soccer's governing body, about the gestures, but appeared far angrier about the failure of German referee Felix Brych to use a video review when two Swiss defenders manhandled Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in the second half. Brych ignored Serbian players' penalty appeals. FIFA had no comment Saturday about the video decision. Serbian football association Vice President Savo Milosevic reacted angrily after the match. "I understand maybe the referee didn't see it, but that's why we put VAR (video assisted review) on," Milosevic said. "What are (those) guys doing up there?" Serbian newspapers gave more space to the VAR spat than to the nationalist gestures. In the Kosovo capital, Pristina, fans set off flares when the Swiss players scored . Fans in the Albanian capital, Tirana, cheered as they watched the match on outdoor screens. Kosovo's president Hashim Thaci wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations to goalscorers Xhaka, Shaqiri and entire #Switzerland on a well deserved win! Proud of you." He finished his tweet: "Kosova ju don!" — an Albanian phrase meaning "Kosovo loves you!" Thaci is due to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Sunday for European Union-brokered talks on their countries' strained relationship. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama posted on his Facebook page photos of Shaqiri and Xhaka with their hands crossed in the two-headed eagle symbol and wrote: "Photo of the day." Meanwhile in Kaliningrad the day after the match, fans of both sides were not impressed by the gestures. "Politics shouldn't be mixed in with sports," said Stefan Gabrilovic, a Serbia supporter who lives in Australia. "I mean, it's not right, it's not right at all." Switzerland fan Mannie Affolter agreed. "I think it's not necessary but I cannot stop them," Affolter said. "For me it's too political, they should concentrate on sports. I don't like it either." Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic, who was born in Bosnia, another Balkan nation that fought a war of independence as Yugoslavia collapsed in the 1990s, didn't approve, either. "You should never mix politics and football. You should always show respect," he said after the match. "It's a wonderful atmosphere and a positive experience and that's what football should be about." ____ Associated Press writers Dusan Stojanovic in Belgrade and Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Deeper look into why gov’t postponed the peace talks

For now it looks like the fifth formal round of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations under the current administration – bilaterally set for June 28-30 but unilaterally postponed indefinitely by President Duterte on June 14 – may be resumed after three months......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

MMDA suspends towing firm for bike theft

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has indefinitely suspended a towing firm after one of its tow truck crews was accused of stealing a motorcycle, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Duterte wants talks in PH; Joma sees sabotage

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison on Friday accused President Duterte of sabotaging the peace talks to lay the ground for imposing martial law nationwide by indefinitely postponing the negotiations and insisting on holding them in the Philippines.   Mr. Duterte on Thursday said he wanted the resumption of the peace talks with communist rebels to be held in the Philippines next month, not late in June as was previously agreed upon during informal talks in the Netherlands, according to his peace adviser Jesus Dureza.   In response to the government's announcement, Sison late on Thursday reminded Mr. Duterte that the negotiators f...Keep on reading: Duterte wants talks in PH; Joma sees sabotage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Two dead in Baguio landslide

Two people were buried alive this afternoon, June 13 when a portion of Sandico Street, Barangay Salud Mitra collapsed into an area excavated for the construction of a building dragging along the makeshift office of FC Laranang Construction......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018