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Construction of 45.2km Davao bypass road project to start April 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sep) – The construction of the 45.2-kilometer Davao City Bypass Road Project that will improve transport logistics and mitigate congestion here will begin in April 2019, an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 11 said. In an interview, DPWH 11 public affairs and information officer Dean […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News1 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Why Kris Aquino will not run in 2019 midterm elections

Kris Aquino has been included in Pulse Asia’s list of top senatorial bets in a survey this September despite her refusal to run in the first place. She was not included in the survey last March and June but was 22nd next to her cousin, Senator Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV who landed in the 21st […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top4 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Joel Cagulangan comes back with a vengeance as 1 in NBTC NCAA 24

Joel Cagulangan, for the high standards he had set for himself, has been flying under the radar in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament. That was until La Salle Greenhills figured in back-to-back games against powerhouse opponents. Up against Mapua last Tuesday, the graduating guard stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals only to see his team get routed. That is exactly why, just three days later, Cagulangan did even more, firing a career-high 38 markers to go along with 9 boards and 7 dimes to shoot the Greenies over an Arellano side desperate for a win. Throughout that career performance, the pint-sized playmaker hit a dozen triples, with six coming in the third quarter, to turn a close contest into a blowout. That was more than enough to catapult Cagulangan to the top spot of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24 – a place he had not been for six weeks. That was also more than enough to hold off Dan Arches who averaged 21 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists all while stepping up for the injured Clint Escamis in the Red Robins’ 2-0 record for the week. Following suit are LSGH’ versatile swingman Jason David at third, the aforementioned injured Escamis at fourth, and another Greenie in double-double machine Inand Fornilos at fifth. Completing the top 10 are Mapua’s Paolo Hernandez, Arellano’s Aaron Fermin, Red Robin Jonnel Policarpio, Lyceum’s Mac Guadana, and San Sebastian’s Milo Janao. Last week’s number 1 John Amores dropped to 12 this time around as the JRU lost to the Staglets even after his 16-point, 7-rebound, 3-assist effort. Here are the complete Week 11 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24: 1. Joel Cagulangan (LSGH) (4) 2. Dan Arches (MU) (8) 3. Joshua David (LSGH) (3) 4. Inand Fornilos (LSGH) (2) 5. Clint Escamis (MU) (5) 6. Paolo Gernandez (MU) (18) 7. Aaron Fermin (AU) (9) 8. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (12) 9. Mac Guadana (LPU) (11) 10. Milo Janao (SSCR) (13) 11. John Barba (LPU) (7) 12. John Amores (JRU) (1) 13. Rom Junsay (AU) (14) 14. Lars Sunga (AU) (N/A) 15. Mark Sangco (LSGH) (N/A) 16. Resty Fornis (AU) (N/A) 17. Winderlich Coyoca (SBU) (24) 18. Yuri Kawamura (UPHSD) (N/A) 19. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (N/A) 20. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (19) 21. Ezdel Galoy (UPHSD) (16) 22. Neil Guarino (CSJL) (N/A) 23. RC Calimag (LSGH) (15) 24. Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (10) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports5 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Transport group calls for fare hike

ALLIANCE of Concerned Transport Organization (ACTO) on Tuesday urged the Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to raise the base fare for public utility jeepneys from P8 to P12. ACTO president Efren de Luna said in a statement that they have amended their earlier fare hike petition which initially asked for a P2 hike, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News6 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David Torrens and Sintesis. The organizer, Dreamcatcher Events, is licensed as required under current U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba. The program will also include visits to Cuban museums and cultural institutions, studios and galleries and photography and architecture tours. Pricing for the trip, which includes a hotel reservation, ranges from $2,700 to $5,600 (almost P146, 700 to arou...Keep on reading: Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 8 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

CEO of German luxury car maker Porsche AG Oliver Blume speaks during the company's annual press conference at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany on March 16, 2018. / AFP BER.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News12 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports18 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Players union reiterates disapproval of league match in US

By TALES AZZONI,  AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — The Spanish players' association remains against the league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States despite receiving more detailed information. The association was not convinced by the league's update and said on Monday it still disapproved of the Girona-Barcelona game planned for suburban Miami in January. It said the league still lacks the necessary approvals from other stakeholders, and it can't guarantee the union contract won't be breached. The association doesn't have a final say on whether the game actually happens, although players recently did not rule out a strike if their demands are not considered. They complained about not being consulted by the league before the idea was presented. The association's latest announcement came three days after the Spanish soccer federation refused to approve the match, putting the plan in serious doubt. The federation requested more documentation from the league after saying it failed to show the overseas match would comply with Spanish and international regulations and TV broadcast contracts, and that it would not harm the other 18 league clubs and the fans of Girona and Barcelona. The match would also need to be approved by the U.S. soccer federation, plus continental bodies UEFA and CONCACAF. FIFA's permission is not mandatory but president Gianni Infantino recently expressed his concerns about the game. Spanish league president Javier Tebas again defended the match, saying football needs to catch up to what other sports have been doing to try to keep growing internationally. "If we don't keep working to try to grow, other competitions and other sports will leave us behind. We have to be different," Tebas said on Monday at a soccer conference in Madrid. "In the sports industry we have to try to copy what others are doing well. Why does the NBA and the NFL take a match abroad and we can't? Why can't we keep growing? This is our greatest responsibility, to grow, because this is an industry." Tebas said he was surprised by the amount of negative reaction to the proposal. "It looks like we want to play the entire league in Miami. It's just one match," he said. "We want to play one match, for strategic reasons, to try to grow the league." Earlier Monday, European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli, Juventus' president, said he "take(s) his hat off" to Tebas for taking the initiative and working to expand the Spanish league globally. "That's something that should be looked at," Agnelli said. "If you want to have a global audience, you need to be closer to (that audience)." The league plan to play games in the U.S. is part of a new 15-year partnership with sports and entertainment group Relevent, which operates the International Champions Cup, a tournament of club friendlies during the European offseason in July and August around the world. The Spanish federation held its season-opening Super Cup abroad for the first time in August, with Barcelona beating Sevilla in Tangier, Morocco. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Sunday his team would not play the game abroad in the future, saying he was "vehemently against it." Tebas said: "The vast majority of the clubs, including Barcelona, are interested in playing this game. If Real Madrid doesn't want to go, then don't go. It's voluntary, no problem. Many clubs want to go.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports18 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war

Human rights groups on Monday blasted a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll finding that most Filipinos were "satisfied" with President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs. The rights group Karapatan said the finding could not mean the killings of thousands of mostly poor drug users and peddlers in the campaign were justified. Taken from June 27 to 30, the poll shows that 78 percent of 1,200 respondents are "satisfied" while 13 percent are "dissatisfied" with the drug war, for a net satisfaction rating of +65 percent, a slight improvement from +64 in March. Why 'satisfied?' SWS does not explain whether "satisfied" and "dissatisfied" mean the respondents approve or disapp...Keep on reading: Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 19 min. ago Related News
Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Survey: 4 of 5 Pinoys satisfied with drug war

Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs is slightly up in the second quarter of 2018, while rejection of his campaign against loiterers has boiled over, with most Filipinos insisting it is a violation of their human rights. According to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll taken from June 27 to 30, 78 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the war on drugs while 13 percent are dissatisfied, for a net satisfaction rating of +65 percent, a slight improvement over +64 percent in March. The hairline improvement, however, is enough for Malacaang to claim success in the crackdown on narcotics that has taken the lives of more than 4,500 mostly poor d...Keep on reading: Survey: 4 of 5 Pinoys satisfied with drug war.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the cheers from around the green. Another birdie. "I got off to an ideal start," Woods said. "And the next thing you know, I was off and running." With the most dynamic golf he has played all year, Woods built a five-shot lead in seven holes before he cooled from there, settled for a 5-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose and an ideal chance to end this comeback season with a moment that has defined his career. Winning. Woods has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots going into the final round, and his closing record with the lead is 42-2 on the PGA Tour. He has never been in better position to show he's all the way back from four back surgeries that once made him fear he might never play again. "I've gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it," Woods said. "I'm certainly much more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through." Wood was at 12-under 198 and will be paired for the first time in final group with McIlroy on the PGA Tour. McIlroy birdied two of his last three holes for a 66. "It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf in general that he's up there," McIlroy said. "But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without looking at other people. Go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough." Rose started the third round tied with Woods, but not for long. Rose opened with two straight bogeys before battling back, but the world's No. 1 player already was four shots behind after four holes. He narrowed the gap with a birdie on the 16th as Woods had to scramble for bogey, a two-shot swing. "In some ways, it felt like a Sunday just with the energy," Rose said after a 68. "But I knew that it was halfway through a Saturday. Just wanted to sort of chisel a few back and give myself a chance going into tomorrow." Rose forgot about Woods and tried to beat East Lake, a game of match play in his mind, in a bid to stay in the game. He wound up with a hard-earned 68. There used to be no chance against Woods when he was atop the leaderboard going into the final round. His only losses with the 54-hole lead were the Quad City Classic in 1996 when he was 20 and making third start as a pro, and the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine against Y.E. Yang. He also lost a two-shot lead to Lee Westwood in Germany at a European Tour event in 2000. Now? Woods has gone more than five years without winning. He also has won enough times — 90 tournaments around the world — to remember how. "It's a little more unknown now," Rose said. "Obviously, his history, his statistics from this point are impeccable. They're incredible. But he's human, and there's a lot on it for him tomorrow, as well as the rest of us." Woods has had four finishes in the top 5, a runner-up by one shot at Innisbrook and by two shots at the PGA Championship. Only once this year, however, has he started the final round within closer than four shots of the lead. Being up by three is a much better view. "Simple math says that if I play a clean card, the guys behind me have to shoot 67 to force it into extra holes," Woods said. "That helps. I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help. This is a spot I'd much rather be in than four or five back." The Saturday start was simply mesmerizing. Woods poured in a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole. His wedge settled 8 feet below the hole on No. 3. His 20-foot birdie putt on No. 4 tumbled into the center of the cup with perfect pace. Two short birdies followed. And when he finally missed a fairway at No. 7, Woods hit a 9-iron from the bunker that hopped out of the first cut to about 5 feet for a sixth birdie in seven holes. The cheers were endless, and there was no doubting what was going on. "I've heard the roars all day, and it's been phenomenal," Paul Casey said after his 66. "What an atmosphere it is out there this week." Woods, however, made only one birdie over his last 11 holes, a wedge to 7 feet on No. 12. He missed badly on his tee shot at the par-3 ninth, and the shaggy rough to the right of the 16th fairway caused the face of his club to open, missing to the right. His flop shot didn't get up the hill and rolled back toward him, and his next pitch was a bump-and-run played to perfection that kept him from another double bogey. McIlroy also started strong, and being in the group ahead of Woods, he knew exactly what was happening. On Sunday, he get a front-row seat. The only other time they were paired together in the fourth round was at the 2015 Masters, when both were 10 shots behind Jordan Spieth. Rose won't be in the final group, but he has plenty on the line even if he doesn't catch Woods. He likely needs to finish in the top five to be assured of winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

NAIROBI, Kenya (UPDATED) – The death toll from a crowded ferry capsizing in Lake Victoria rose sharply to 207 on Saturday, September 22, a Tanzanian minister said, as rescue workers found a lucky survivor.  Public radio quoted the transport minister as updating the number of dead from 170 earlier in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

PAF planes for food and peace

As part of the Philippine Food Skyway Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), two of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) cargo transport planes are set to airlift food items from Mindanao to the Metropolis. This is in accordance with its aim to transport basic food items from remote production areas to the population centers. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran --- Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. Suspicion immediately fell on the region's Arab separatists, who previously only attacked unguarded oil pipelines under the cover of darkness. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif immediately blamed the attack on regional countries and their "U.S. masters," calling the gunmen "te...Keep on reading: Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

PHOTO | Anti-Duterte, Marcos protest march in Naga City

PHOTO | Anti-Duterte, Marcos protest march in Naga City.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

ONE: Team Lakay’s Kingad ready for war vs Japanese foe

JAKARTA---Facing a dangerous opponent in Yuya Wakamatsu, Danny Kingad has prepared for any kind of challenge that Yuka Wakamatsu could throw at him. Kingad (7-1) and Wakamatsu (10-2) face off the stacked main card of the ONE: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here. "I have seen a few of [Yuya Wakamatsu's] highlights, and I know that he is a very dangerous opponent. He likes to strike and I think we will try to strike with me," said Kingad. "But I am ready to take this fight, whether on the ground or on the feet." The Team Lakay fighter, though, expects his Japanese foe to go to his strength which is striking in what is expected to be an action mat...Keep on reading: ONE: Team Lakay’s Kingad ready for war vs Japanese foe.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

ADB OKs $7.8B in loans for PH for 2018-2021

As the Duterte administration prioritizes infrastructure development under its ambitious 'Build, Build, Build' program, the Asian Development Bank has increased the share of transport pro.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years. But the star attraction--- the sleek jacket worn by the lovable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back"--- failed to clear the 500,000 ($665,000, 563,000 euros) reserve and went unsold. Organizers said they had "a number of post-auction inquiries" about the space-traveling jacket and were hoping to strike a deal in the coming days. More than 600 costumes and props from much-adored films and television series went under the hammer on the banks of the River Thames. ...Keep on reading: Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

  NEW YORK (AP) --- The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love". The trio --- it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group --- released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the student-led March for Our Lives organization, calling for stricter gun laws, and Families Belong Together, a protest against the Trump administration policy of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. In the video confronting gun violence at schools, BEP members will.i.am and Taboo --- who portray a teacher and a gym coach --- ar...Keep on reading: Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News