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Sotto welcomes physicality, ready to fight for slot

Kai Sotto may be the youngest among the 20-man Team Pilipinas pool but the Ateneo de Manila University high school center knows that his ‘kuyas’ won’t go easy on him. The towering 16-year old cager boldly said that he welcomes the challenge of going up against experienced pros. Even if it means absorbing the physical nature of their game. “Sana ibigay nila ang lahat nila,” said the lanky 7-foot-1 Sotto. “Dahil siyempre kaya naman ako nandito para maramdaman ‘yung mga bagay na yun. Para ma-experience din kung paano talaga maglaro ‘yung players sa ganitong klaseng level.”      Sotto was one of the 12 players who attended the first practice session of Team Pilipinas, which is preparing for the two home games against Kazakhstan and Iran in the fifth window of the 2019 World Cup Asia Qualifiers. “Sobrang happy and sobrang excited ko na mag-practice rito and makilala yung mga teammates ko rito and looking forward na maraming matutunan sa kanila,” said Sotto, who already donned the national colors under the Batang Gilas banner. Sotto was joined another young player in University of the Philippines Ricci Rivero. Also in attendance were Talk ‘N Text’s Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Blackwater’s Poy Erram. Included in the pool are Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson and Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee. The six though skipped practice with their teams clashing in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Game 2.    SMB’s Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle have yet to arrive for practice as of posting time. Head coach Yeng Guiao said that Sotto and Rivero have the same equal chance as the pros to secure a spot in the final 12-man lineup. “Meron, meron (chance). Actually, the reason they’re here is they’re one of the guys with the opportunity to fight for a slot in the 12-man lineup,” said Guiao. “So kahit na sabihin natin na ang basic purpose natin is for their development, who knows?” “Hindi natin alam baka magpakita sila,” he added. “So I’m not discounting that possibility. It might be a little bit remote but it’s still a possibility.” For Sotto, getting a call up for the pool is already an honor. Whatever the decision of Guiao come the final cut, the experience will definitely improve Sotto’s game for the future.   “Dream ko na makasama sa talagang team and itong pagsama sa pool. Pero kahit ano man ang kalabasan positive lang ako dahil kahit papaano 16 pa lang naman ako,” said Sotto. “Kahit anong mangyari dito alam ko naman na magandang bagay yun para sa akin. Mag-pray lang ako na kahit anong mangyari magiging successful itong Team Pilipinas.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

By Will Graves, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Antonio Brown added eight receptions for 96 yards — including a 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter — to cap an eventful day that began with the star wide receiver being cited for reckless driving after police clocked Brown's Porsche driving over 100 mph down a busy highway in the northern city suburbs. While Bell — a three-time Pro Bowl running back who still hasn't signed his one-year franchise tender — tweeted his thoughts as he watched on television, the Steelers (6-2-1) rolled on without him. Bell has until next Tuesday to sign a contract if he wants to play this season. His teammates have long since tired of talking about Bell's status and at this point, the AFC North leaders appear to be doing just fine on their own. Carolina not so much. The Panthers (6-3) saw their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in a city where they've never won. Carolina fell to 0-4 all-time in Pittsburgh and was never really in it after the Steelers scored 21 points in the game's first 11 minutes. Cam Newton completed 23 of 29 for 193 yards and a pair of flips to Christian McCaffrey that the second-year running back turned into scores but Newton's showdown with Roethlisberger never materialized. The Steelers sacked Newton five times and rarely let him get comfortable. Newton didn't help matters when he threw off his back foot out of the Carolina end zone while trying to avoid getting sacked in the first quarter. Pittsburgh linebacker Vince Williams raced under the floater and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead they never came close to relinquishing. McCaffrey finished with 138 yards total offense (77 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving) and accounted for all three Panther scores but it wasn't nearly enough. Pittsburgh's 52 points matched the most ever surrendered by the Panthers in franchise history. Carolina allowed the same total in a 52-9 loss to Oakland on Dec. 24, 2000. The Steelers held the 36-year-old Roethlisberger out of practice during the short week in an effort to keep him fresh. Roethlisberger responded with one of the finest performances of his career, completing 22 of 25 passes while spreading the ball to nine different players on his way to a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. Roethlisberger's first pass turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster on Pittsburgh's first offensive snap and his last came on a 6-yard toss to rookie Jaylen Samuels on the first play of the fourth quarter. In between he did a little bit of everything. Roethlisberger even showed off his legs, scrambling for 18 yards in the third quarter on a play that ended with Carolina safety Eric Reid getting ejected for targeting after Reid appeared to dive at Roethlisberger's head as the quarterback attempted to slide. Reed, signed by Carolina in September six months after filing a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL to prevent teams from signing him because of his participation in racial injustice protests during the national anthem alongside former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick, went out to shake Roethlisberger's hand as a peace offering before making his way to the Carolina locker room. UP NEXT Panthers: Travel to Detroit on Nov. 18 to take on the Lions. Carolina is 6-2 all-time against Detroit. Steelers: Visit Jacksonville on Nov. 18. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Kat Ramnani Explains Why There is No Instant Solution to Weight Loss

(Kat Ramnani Instagram) When it comes to losing weight, dieting is the easy part; keeping it off is where most people fail. This is the truth that Kat Ramnani, head of music content at Globe Telecom and fiancé to Christian Bautista, eventually figured out. In a tell-all with Metro Style, Ramnani revealed that she used […] The post Kat Ramnani Explains Why There is No Instant Solution to Weight Loss appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Guiao wants to test 'big boy' Kai against Gilas 'old boys'

In a loaded 20-man Gilas Pilipinas pool for the new FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers window, one name stood out the most. Young Kai Sotto was easily the most surprising name in head coach Yeng Guiao's lineup announced Tuesday and while the 7'2" high school phenom is a long shot to make the final 12, it wouldn't hurt for him to be included in the senior team as early as now. Former head coach Chot Reyes actually teased about the possibility of Kai joining the senior team as early as 2017 but this year, it's no longer just a possibility. [Related: Chot considered including Kai Sotto to Gilas' SEA Games lineup] It's happening. "With Kai kasi, we have nothing to lose [and] we have everything to gain," Guiao said on why he included Sotto in his new pool that also includes June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Christian Standhardinger, and Japeth Aguilar. "I'd like to see him play against the big boys and be able to accelerate his development. Who knows? Baka gulatin tao, baka makakuha siya ng spot sa top 12," he added. As the undisputed future of Philippine basketball, many are clamoring for Kai to improve his competition. The junior ranks in the Philippines are not exactly challenging for Sotto. At 7'2" and still growing, no one can match up to Kai's size and improving skill set. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Castro and Tenorio make Gilas return in new 20-man pool] With plans to train abroad shelved for the moment, joining the senior team of Gilas Pilipinas is the next best thing for the Ateneo star. "I think Kai is our future, and we're just trying to make use of the opportunity for him to be developed and be able to upgrade the competition he's been playing in kasi dominado niya masyado yung high school, dominado niya rin yung Under-18, so now maybe it's time for him to try the big boys," Guiao said of Kai. "Or the old bots kasi big boy din siya," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Pressure mounts for Guiao with 'best Philippine team ever'

Upon the announcement of Gilas Pilipinas' new 20-man pool for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, talks about how this is the best Philippine team ever assembled have surfaced as well. And with good reason. The lineup currently looks like this, for those who missed it: Jayson Castro Paul Lee Stanley Pringle Alex Cabagnot LA Tenorio Matthew Wright Marcio Lassiter Ricci Rivero Scottie Thompson Gabe Norwood Troy Rosario Arwind Santos Japeth Aguilar Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Beau Belga Christian Standhardinger JP Erram Ian Sangalang Kai Sotto It's certainly the tallest, most imposing, and perhaps most balanced pool in the whole of Gilas Pilipinas, and this is without regulars Andray Blatche, Terrence Romeo, Calvin Abueva, and RR Pogoy. So talks about how this is the best Philippine team ever assembled have some traction and members of the team are feeling it now even before their first practice session. Because if this is truly the Avengers version of Gilas Pilipinas, they have no reason not to impress. There's no Thanos in the Asian Qualifiers. "You know, you feel a little bit of pressure. Dapat malakas yung team na ito," head coach Yeng Guiao said of his national team. "On paper, it looks lke that [best Philippine team ever] but on paper is always different sa actual so nadadagdagan yung pressure sa akin pag ganoon. Though sabi ko nga, nandiyan naman parati yan [pressure], but we'll try to whip it into the best team that people expect it to be," he added. The best Gilas team ever can prove itself soon as the Philippines hosts Kazakhstan and Iran in the 5th window of the Asian Qualifiers. It's imperative for Gilas to score a sweep for a number of reasons. First, a sweep protects home court and second, beating Kazakhstan and Iran likely clinches Gilas' spot in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Finally, it's a chance to showcase what a unified national team can do. "Ang importante naman dito is manalo tayo sa Kazakhstan at sa Iran eh. Yun lang muna kasi I think pag nangyari yun, malaki na chance natin sa World Cup which is the ultimate objective anyway," Guiao added. With full support of the PBA and SBP, Gilas Pilipinas can form the ultimate team everytime. Now, it's just time to win. "Naniniwala ako na the strength of the national team is proportional to the strength of your professional league eh. Pag malakas ang professional league mo sa isang bansa, lumalakas ang national team mo because your pool really comes from your professional players, so it’s going to be a reflection of the PBA," Guiao said. "That responsibility is on our shoulders and we hope we can live up to it," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2018Related News

PBA: Perkins on track for Rookie of the Year award

It’s going to be a battle between two former La Salle players for the 2017-2018 PBA Rookie of the Year award. Phoenix's Jason Perkins currently leads all rookies as the no. 3 pick of the 2017 Draft has accumulated an average of 23.4 statistical points so far this season. Consistent all throughout, Perkins had a strong Governors' Cup to pad his lead over former La Salle teammate Jeron Teng. The Alaska Ace is currently in second place with 18.3 SPs. Raymar Jose of Blackwater is in third place with 14.0 SPs. Top-2 picks Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena are ineligible for the award after failing to meet the required number of games. Standhardinger missed all of the Philippine Cup following his stint for Hong Kong Eastern in the ABL while Ravena is currently still suspended by FIBA due to a doping violation.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail a week after her acquittal in a landmark case triggered angry Islamist protests, her lawyer said Thursday. Asia Bibi's conviction was overturned by the country's highest court last Wednesday, but she remained in prison as the government negotiated with hardliners who blockaded major cities and demanded her immediate execution. "She has been freed," lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook said in a text message to AFP. "I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land." According to a civil aviation official, the aircraft which collected Bibi ...Keep on reading: Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 7th, 2018Related News

Favored Merkel successor vows to pursue chancellor s path

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favored successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Wednesday, November 7, presented herself as a moderate continuity candidate, refraining from criticism or bold new vision statements. The 56-year-old usually dubbed "AKK" – or "mini-Merkel" – is running in December to take over as head of the center-right Christian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

PBA: Alaska dominates San Miguel to make semis

Alaska would not be denied this time. The Aces needed only one win to advance and they took care of business Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrdome, scoring a convincing 96-85 win over San Miguel Beer in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals. After years of frustration against the Beermen, Alaska finally got one over San Miguel and the no. 3 Aces are going to the semifinals. Alaska will wait for the winner of the Phoenix-Meralco series in the next round. "I really didn't want to play Friday, I really don't wanna play them on Friday. That's not a good situation," head coach Alex Compton said on the sudden death showdown that would have happened if they lost. "June Mar is starting to get his groove back and Christian leads the league in scoring for locals. We're not the biggest team so that's not a good situation. We wanted to treat today as a knockout," he added. In an amazing display of impeccable defense, Alaska limited the high-powered San Miguel offense to only seven points in the third quarter and turned a one-point halftime lead into a 15-point cushion entering hte fourth period. The Aces then pounded on the Beermen, leading by as many as 21 points, 75-54, and cruised all the way to victory. Despite making his exit in the final quarter due to cramps, import Mike Harris still fired 25 points, 15 in the first, on top of 17 rebounds. Simon Enciso added 15 points and Vic Manuel was good for another 14. The Beermen, whose season once again ends in the quarterfinals of the Governors' Cup, got 19 points from Kevin Murphy. Christian Standhardinger finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds as San Miguel's top local.   The scores: Alaska 96 - Harris 25, Enciso 15, Manuel 14, Teng 9, Baclao 6, Exciminiano 6, Casio 5, Thoss 4, Banchero 2. San Miguel 85 - Murphy 19, Standhardinger 18, Lassiter 14, Santos 8, Nabong 8, Cabagnot 6, Fajardo 6, Ross 4, Heruela 2. Quarters: 23-19, 43-42, 64-49, 96-85.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Baste s Ilagan, Bulanadi help UAAP Media rout NU in Goodwill Games

UAAP Media streaked to its third straight victory with an 118-104 romp of season host National University Wednesday night in the UAAP Season 81 Goodwill Games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Guest players RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi from San Sebastian as well as debuting player Anton Altamirano shone as the Chooks to Go-back Scribes remained unbeaten. Ilagan was scorching hot from deep, drilling 11 of his 17 three-pointers to lead the UAAP Media with 41 points, eight assists, four steals, and three rebounds, while fellow Golden Stag Bulanadi provided the muscle with his monstrous double-double effort of 30 points and 11 boards to go with three assists and three steals. Altamirano added eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in the winning effort. Tiebreaker Times' Arnold Cagang was also solid for the Scribes with 25 points, while ESPN5's AJ Bolando and Rappler's Mix Gatpandan gave quality minutes, teaming up for nine points. UAAP Media also drew significant contributions from Spin.ph's Christian Jacinto and Randolph Leongson, Inquirer's Sherwin Vardeleon and Tristan Tamayo, ESPN5's Yo Sarmenta, and Tiebreaker Times' Joaqui Flores. Playing-team manager Mel Macasaquit of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas also made his debut for the Scribes. Isaac Lim paced the hosts (1-1) with 35 markers while Kevin De Castro added 21 points and 20 boards. Homer So and Julio Veloso contributed 19 and 13 points, respectively. BOX SCORES UAAP MEDIA (118)-Ilagan 41, Bulanadi 30, Cagang 25, Altamirano 8, Bolando 5, Gatpandan 4, Macasaquit 3, Jacinto 2, Vardeleon 0, Tamayo 0, Sarmenta 0, Flores 0, Leongson 0. HOST NU (104)-Lim 35, De Castro 21, So 19, Veloso 13, De Mesa 8, Chua 4, Taclas 4. QUARTER SCORES: 30-26, 63-46, 83-75, 118-104.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2018Related News

PBA: Coach Leo sees no reason why Beermen should be ashamed after early exit

The season is over for the dynastic San Miguel Beermen.  Just like last year, they once again have a quarterfinals exit in the Governors' Cup, this time at the hands of the Alaska Aces, who have never won against coach Leo Austria until now. Call it an underwhelming season, but the reality is they're still a good team. MVP frontrunner June Mar Fajardo was unavailable for the majority of the final conference, but returned in time to virtually secure his fifth straight MVP award, the most in history.  For Austria, there's no crying over spilled milk, calling the 2017-18 PBA campaign a rousing success.  "You win some, you lose some. But I’m still proud of the team. Kasi in the last 4 years, 12 conferences, we’ve been in the Finals 7 times, and won 6 championships. I think we have nothing to be ashamed of." The Beermen dipped to as low as a 2-4 record this season and AZ Reid to injury, before enlisting the services of spitfire scorer Kevin Murphy and getting import-like performances from #1 Christian Standhardinger to gather themselves and end up with a sixth-place finish. Snipers Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot, along with Standhardinger were called for Gilas duty, and that left the team missing key players in some parts of the conference.  The four-time PBA Coach of the Year is not blaming that, but said that it had played a part in their preparation moving forward. "Well, I think everybody’s expecting us that we’ll get into the next round. We failed to do it. Congratulations to Alaska. They are deserving to win this quarterfinals." Now that the season is over, the team will be zeroing in on defending the Philippine Cup title, gunning for their fifth straight plum next season. Before that, five of coach Leo's players will be suiting up the nation's tricolors, namely Lassiter, Cabagnot, Standhardinger, Fajardo, and Arwind Santos. Those five will practice for the squad, and will fight for the coveted 12 slots.  Also in their minds for next year is how to improve through the draft. "We will try to improve our team dahil nowadays, every team in the PBA keeps on improving and improving and we could not be overconfident dahil alam natin na a lot of people are telling us, the All-Filipino is our conference."   "Of course, those four All Filipino championships are already in the past." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2018Related News

PBA: Compton absolutely thrilled after finally getting one over SMB in playoffs

June Mar Fajardo is the ultimate game changer. The reigning four-time league MVP is a great influence in game results and Alaska head coach Alex Compton is very much aware of that even after his Aces just ended San Miguel's season following a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals Wednesday. Alaska dominated the Beermen on their way to the semifinals but Compton says that things would have been different if June Mar was operating in full capacity. Dealing with a shin injury all conference long, the Alaska game was only Fajardo's third appearance in the Governors' Cup. June Mar is still obviously not 100 percent and it showed, playing only 22 minutes in the loss and scoring six points. "I think the most dominant force in the league matters," Compton said of June Mar. "He didn't play most of this conference and he's just getting his groove back. June Mar changes everything. It's not an accident that he got four straight MVPs, the kid is special," he added. Still, Compton can't hide the fact that Alaska finally beating San Miguel in the playoffs means something. Since 2015, the Beermen have dominated Alaska in the playoffs. Half of San Miguel's six championships in that span came at the expense of the Aces. In the 2018 Commissioner's Cup semifinals, San Miguel also ended Alaska's campaign. However, Compton is not naive and he acknowledges that the Beermen's greatest weapon was not fully functional in this series win for the Aces. "Am I happy that we beat San Miguel? Absolutely. I'm ecstatic, thrilled," Compton said. "Do I also recognize that our whole league has a problem because Christian [Standhardinger] is great? And June Mar is legendary? Ibang usapan siguro kung 5'10" sila pareho. Medyo malaking mama yung dalawa eh," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Diliman Blue Dragons out to regain UCBL lead

Diliman College tries to regain the solo lead when it faces Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas today even as Olivarez College goes for a semis berth in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 at the Olivarez College in Parañaque City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Go Vows to Intensify Fight Vs. Illegal Drugs

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said he will continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs through legislation, if given a Senate seat. As the former presidential aide visited the fire victims in Pandacan, Manila, Go said he encountered a child named Christian, whose parents are both imprisoned because of alleged […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Vote to flip the USA!

It's getting desperate in Trumpville. With pre-election polls suggesting that Democrats will achieve the goal of "flipping" the House (winning back at least 23 districts), Trump has gone balls-to-the-wall on race to motivate his loyal band of white nationalists. The base is in places like Florida, West Virginia, Missouri, all red states where the anti-immigrant, racist message should echo loud and clear. Which means that not only will the base be excited, but those more independent, those less Trumpy, may be forced to come to terms with reality. The man they voted for in 2016 to shake things up, is off the rails. Trump's the man who told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CB...Keep on reading: Vote to flip the USA!.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 5th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Angela Lee pulled from title bout with Xiong Jing Nan due to injury

A major change has been made to this Friday's ONE: Heart of the Lion card in Singapore, as main eventer Angela Lee has been pulled from her ONE Women's Strawweight World Championship bout against reigning titleholder Xiong Jing Nan.  ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement on his Facebook page, Monday.  "I am bummed to announce that our medical team has deemed Angela Leeunfit to compete in ONE: Heart Of The Lion for this Friday November 9," Sityodtong revealed. "As such, I have made the decision to pull Angela off the card, despite her adamance to compete still in the world title fight against Jingnan Xiong."  Further expounded on the ONE Championship website, it was a serious back injury that forced Lee to withdraw.  Lee versus Xiong would have been ONE Championship's first female champion-versus-champion superfight, with Lee moving up in weight to challenge Xiong. A win for Lee would have made her the first female two-division champion in ONE history. As such, the main event will now be the highly-anticipated title unification rematch between reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes versus reigning ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay.  Taking the co-main event spot will be Angela Lee's younger brother and former ONE Featherweight World Championship contender Christian Lee facing Japan's Kazuke Tokudome in a catchweight bout.    ONE Championship: Heart of the Lion will air LIVE on Friday, November 9th at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 5th, 2018Related News

CPU Golden Lions clinch cage, volley titles

IT WAS a victorious weekend for Central Philippine University (CPU) as they captured two separate titles in basketball and volleyball. The Golden Lions men’s basketball team is the champion in the Wilson 3×3 U19 basketball tournament held at the PAREF-Westbridge gym on Nov. 3, 2018. The team composed of Jose Glenn Cudo, Victor Demadara, Christian […] The post CPU Golden Lions clinch cage, volley titles appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Pope expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians

VATICAN CITY, Holy See --- Pope Francis said he was pained Sunday over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead. "I express my pain after the terrorist attack which two days ago hit the Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt," Francis said in Saint Peter's. "I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they were Christian," he added. In Egypt, 19 suspected jihadists linked to the deadly attack were killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday. The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind Friday's attack near the central city of Minya as the Copts returned from a visit to the desert cemetery of Saint Sa...Keep on reading: Pope expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 4th, 2018Related News

Are You a Person of Priority?

An odd question, I thought. I never heard of the phrase “person of priority” before. But as the pastor of son #2’s church in the US continued to speak, it sank in. In fact, it is something every Christian should aspire to be. He was referring to Mary and Martha when Jesus visited their home. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2018Related News

Asia Bibi’s lawyer leaves Pakistan over threats

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from the gallows left the country on Saturday, saying his life was under threat. Saif-ul-Mulook’s latest victory saw the freeing of Asia Bibi, who spent nearly a decade on death row, after the Supreme Court overturned her sentence on Wednesday. The […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2018Related News