Meralco still ‘hungry, humble’ as it moves on from Finals stint

Posted On Feb 10 2020 by

first_imgJordan, Abdul-Jabbar to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Alapag called it a career for good in the offseason after leading the Bolts to a runner-up finish in the 2016 Governors’ Cup.Losing their captain isn’t really the news the Bolts want to hear as they look forward to the new season. But if there’s something Alapag did in his one season with Meralco, it’s empowering the veterans and leaving a winning culture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Us veterans, we can collaboratively come together and do the best we can to try to help out through what we experienced in our careers,” Dillinger said. “What we’re focusing on is trying to cultivate a positive environment, a winning environment for Meralco. We haven’t really proven anything, so we’re humble, we’re still hungry, and we still have a lot to do.”Though the breakthrough Finals appearance is something to build on, it’s up to Meralco to show that achievement isn’t just a one-off. EDITORS’ PICK We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments “We have our work ahead of us. We’re happy that we made the Finals, but it’s been two weeks now, all is forgotten, and no one cares,” said Dillinger. “We have to continue to prove ourselves that we want to be up there in the upper echelon against the other great teams. We have lots of work ahead.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco Bolts celebrate after another win over TNT. PBA IMAGESJared Dillinger won’t lie: Jimmy Alapag’s retirement truly is a big blow for Meralco.“You can’t replace a guy like Jimmy. He’s irreplaceable,” he said. “It’s going to be hard not having him on the court with us. We’re gonna have to learn along the way without him.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

CEU uses strong finishing kick for 4th straight win

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgThe diminutive playmaker  finished the game with 16 points on a 5-of-6 sniping from threes, to go with two rebounds off the bench.“I know his game will come because his work ethic shows it. He really has the go signal from me to shoot,” said coach Yong Garcia of Wamar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Rod Ebondo towered over the competition anew, racking up 13 markers, 18 boards, four blocks, and two assists, while Christian Uri got 11 in the win.CEU has now strung four straight wins to keep itself in the running for a top two seed with a 4-2 slate. NCAA Season 93 Preview: EAC Generals target Final 4 berth Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing surge to down Marinerong Pilipino, 70-57, and extend its winning streak to four in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Orlan Wamar drilled two treys in the payoff period, the last of which gave his side the 19-point lead, 68-49, midway in the fourth quarter, to trigger the Scorpions’ blowout.ADVERTISEMENT LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Marinerong Pilipino, meanwhile, absorbed its third straight defeat and fell to a 1-4 record.Achie Iñigo went 3-of-5 from threes to wound up with 13 points and five rebounds to lead the Skippers, while Mark Isip chipped in 12 markers and six boards.The Scores:CEU 70 – Wamar 16, Ebondo 13, Uri 11, Casiño 8, Manlangit 5, Aquino 4, Arim 4, Cruz 4, Intic 3, Jeruta 2, Saber 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 57 – Iñigo 13, Isip 12, Sargent 10, Javelona 6, Lopez 6, Moralde 4, Alabanza 3, Javillonar 2, Publico 1, Gavieres 0, Gumaru 0, Marata 0, Salcedo 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LSU title parade draws massive crowds Quarters: 14-17, 37-29, 56-45, 70-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Tonga’s cancer beater gets his moment at Rugby World Cup

Posted On Jan 15 2020 by

first_imgHuge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist There were more when he lined up and sang Tonga’s national anthem on Sunday.“They were plenty of them, but then I had to calm down,” he said.Tonga coach Toutai Kefu said he’s planning to give Manu a gentle introduction back to international rugby and manage his game time.“We all knew as a group that this was important for him,” Kefu said. “I just had a chat to him and he said he was very tired, he needed more game time, and his lungs were gone.“But I reassured him, I said ‘Mate, you’re lucky to be back out on the field.’ I think that’s the first step.ADVERTISEMENT It was Manu’s first game back for Tonga since his cancer diagnosis and his wife and two-year-old daughter came to Japan to watch him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The whole day has been very difficult for me, just controlling the nerves,” Manu said. “I couldn’t sleep last night, I just got too excited. I was telling my wife that I didn’t know what to do. I packed my bags five times.”Manu shed tears at a welcoming ceremony for the Tongan team at the World Cup last week. He said the tears flowed after he realized how far he’d come from last year, when he was fearing for his life and his rugby career was secondary. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Tonga lost 35-3 but got some inspiration by seeing the loose forward come off the bench to complete his recovery from testicular cancer that saw him undergo emergency surgery, months of chemotherapy and miss all international rugby last year and most of this season. FIFA president: Racism in Italian stadiums ‘very serious’ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ “But knowing Nasi, he’s a very competitive person and he wants to give 100 percent,” Kefu said. “He’s a good player on and off the field. An important member for us.”Manu said his “legs were gone” and he had to battle it out to play the rest of the 33 minutes he was on the field.“No fitness can prepare you for that. I have achieved my dream of playing in a World Cup whatever happens and I have so many people I can thank for getting me here.“I can’t say names because I am afraid I will miss some out.”Some of the people Manu has already thanked are his teammates at Italian club Benetton Treviso who shaved their heads in support of him when he was undergoing chemotherapy and sent him cellphone videos to keep his spirits up. His club also helped him get treatment. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images FILE – In this June 27, 2015, file photo, Waratahs’ Adam Ashley-Cooper, left, tugs on the shirt of Highlanders’ Nasi Manu during their Super Rugby semifinal match in Sydney. The 31-year-old Manu is on the brink of playing his first game at the World Cup, and first since being diagnosed with testicular cancer. He missed all of 2018 and feared for his life, not just his career, while having to undergo emergency surgery and months of chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)SAPPORO, Japan — There were times not long ago when Nasi Manu was too sick and weak from the chemotherapy to walk up the steps at a stadium and watch a game of rugby. On Sunday, he played in a Rugby World Cup match.Manu got his moment off the bench in Tonga’s opening game of the World Cup against England in Sapporo.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

Sense of victimhood unleashes evil intentions

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_img4. Religion. Religion is a popular culprit these days. And it is undeniable that religion can be a source of evil – it certainly is in the case of the true-believing Islamic terrorist. And it was in the wars over theology that wracked Europe for centuries. But two facts mitigate against regarding religion as the primary explanation for evil. One is that religion itself was often developed precisely in order to reduce human evil. Whatever evil individual Christians may have ever engaged in, it is hard to find advocacy of evil within Christian Scriptures. The other is that secular ideologies and regimes – Nazism and Communism, for example – have murdered and tortured far more people than any religion has. 5. Money. Money and greed are so widely regarded as causes of evil that the phrase “Money is the root of all evil” has become a cliche. And there is no doubt that people seeking what money can buy – luxury, status, women and excitement, to name but a few things – have engaged in much evil. But flawed human nature and a lack of self-control, not money per se, are the causes of evil in these instances. 6. Power. Like those driven by money, many who seek power will do anything, no matter how evil, to attain power. However, it is a relatively small number of people who seek such power and commit evil in its pursuit. 7. Pursuit of the good. The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions. One should never underestimate the amount of evil caused by people thinking they were doing good. Far more evil has been perpetrated by idealistic people than by cynical criminals. 8. Sadism. There are people who simply enjoy seeing others in pain and inflicting it on them. But sadism accounts for few, if any, large-scale evils. It accounts for many individual acts of cruelty. Decent people have sought to identify the roots of evil since the first indecent person inflicted cruelty on an innocent person. And people have come up with one or more of nine explanations, most of which are indeed valid. 1. The Devil (or whatever name the devil goes by in any given culture). I do not believe in a devil, but when one observes the seemingly inexplicable cruelty engaged in by some people, it is understandable that people have attributed it to some evil being that has taken over that person. 2. Genes. The contemporary term for devil is “genes.” Just as with the devil, when we observe a person engaging in evil behavior for which we have no rational explanation, we speak of it as coming from the person’s genes. 3. Parents. After genes, parents have become another popular explanation for much evil. “How was he raised?” we wonder when we read about evildoers, especially those who deliberately hurt children. There is no question that parental upbringing has both good and ill effects on children. But there are too many bad people raised in homes that did not abuse them, and too many good people who were raised in awful homes to allow us to make parents the primary explanation for evil. 9. Boredom. Boredom is widely underrated as a source of evil. Yet, it most certainly is. Lack of purpose, not a lack of things to do, is the source of nearly all boredom. People need meaning in their lives. And if they don’t have it, they will pursue visceral excitement instead of meaning or seek meaning in evil causes. I believe there is a 10th explanation that is greater than all the others and is particularly widespread today. 10. Victimhood. A lifelong study of good and evil has led me to conclude that the greatest single cause of evil is people perceiving of themselves or their group as victims. Nazism arose from Germans’ sense of victimhood – as a result of the Versailles Treaty, of the “stab in the back” that led to Germany’s loss in World War I and of a world Jewish conspiracy. Communism was predicated on workers regarding themselves as victims of the bourgeoisie. Much of Islamic evil today emanates from a belief that the Muslim world has been victimized by Christians and Jews. Many prisoners, including those imprisoned for horrible crimes, regard themselves as victims of society or of their upbringing. The list of those attributing their evil acts to their being victims is as long as the list of evildoers. This is also true in the micro realm. Family members whose primary identity is that of victim usually feel entirely free to hurt others in the family. That is why psychotherapists who regularly reinforce the victim status of their patients do the patient and society great harm. If my belief is even partially correct, the preoccupation of much of America with telling whole groups that they are victims – of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and classism, among other American sins – can only increase cruelty and evil in America. Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show based in Los Angeles. He is the author of four books, most recently Happiness Is a Serious Problem. His Web site is local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Out and About

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre INFORMATION: E-mail or visit THEY KNOW THEY CAN DANCE: The Regina Klenjoski Dance Co. presents its SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival 2007, featuring today’s leading choreographers and tomorrow’s promising dancers. WHERE: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. WHEN: 8 p.m. today and Saturday. INFORMATION: $18 and $12. Call 310-781-7171. TODAY ACTING OUT: Actors and theater lovers are invited to become a part of the play-reading group at the new Professional South Bay Theatre Co., The Neighborhood Playhouse. This is a chance for actors and audiences in the South Bay to network, make friends and read aloud from an eclectic mixture of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. This week’s play will be “The Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams. WHERE: The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday. A REAL WITCH HUNT: The Palos Verdes High School Drama Department presents its fall play “The Crucible,” a drama set in 17th century Salem, Mass., about the infamous witch hunts. WHERE: 600 Cloyden Drive, Palos Verdes Estates. WHEN: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Nov. 14-17. Matinee performances at 5 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18. INFORMATION: Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. Call 310-378-8471, Ext. 237 or visit www. SATURDAY SEA LAB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The SEA Lab in Redondo Beach is asking for volunteers to come join the group to help remove invasive species and plant native vegetation along The Strand in Manhattan Beach. WHERE: Volunteers are asked to meet SEA Lab staff at the metered parking lot south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. INFORMATION: Call 310-318-7457. LIGHTEN YOUR ELECTRONIC LOAD: SoCal Computer Recyclers is partnering with the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and Mira Costa Key Club to host a free electronics recycling roundup. Residents can drop off computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs stereos, and other electronic equipment. Anything with a plug and circuit board will be accepted. No furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances will be accepted at this event. WHERE: Mira Costa High School, 701 S. Peck Ave. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. INFORMATION: The company will restore some of the electronics it collects and donate them to local schools. For security and privacy reasons, SoCal Computer Recyclers has pledged to declassify hard drives. Call 310-626-8180. Send Out & About items two weeks in advance to: Sandy Gerety c/o the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Fax to: 310-540-6272 or e-mail: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Villarreal’s nickname is strange but nothing compared to these (video)

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgVillarreal’s Yellow Submarine may be odd compared to other football club monikers, but as talkSPORT reveals, it’s not the strangest.According to the club’s website, the nickname’s origin stretches back to the 1967/68 season when the club were going for promotion to the Third Division, which they achieved.In one part of the stadium, a young group of fans started to play the 1966 Beatles song on a battery powered record player, using the words: “Amarillo es el Villarreal / amarillo es / amarillo es” (“Villarreal are Yellow/ they are yellow / they are yellow”).Liverpool fans will no doubt be hearing a lot of this when the travelling support make their way to El Madrigal stadium for the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.For more great, FREE videos, have a look at the talkSPORT YouTube channel here, like this one below featuring the strangest national side nicknames.last_img read more

LaLiga new boys keen to secure deal for Stoke defender

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_img Marc Muniesa [right] in pre-season action for Stoke City LaLiga new boys Girona are hoping to land Stoke defender Marc Muniesa.The 25-year-old has struggled to establish himself at Stoke since arriving from Barcelona in 2013.He has started a combined total of just 40 Premier League games over the past four seasons and he could be set to leave this summer.Now, according to AS, promoted Girona have been keeping close tabs on his situation and are ready to make their move.The club, who finished runners-up in Spain’s second division last term, want to add to their squad as they attempt to hold their own in LaLiga.And it has now been suggested that Muniesa’s arrival could be imminent. 1last_img

Next Everton manager: The favourites to replace Ronald Koeman revealed

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_img 10 10 Sam Allardyce (Unattached) – 4/1 10 Sean Dyche (Burnley) – 7/2 joint favourite 10 Chris Coleman (Wales) – 20/1 Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk) – 16/1 Manuel Pellegrini (Hebei China Fortune) – 25/1 – Click the right arrow above to see the favourites to be the next Everton manager… Thomas Tuchel (Unattached) – 9/2 10 10 Carlo Ancelotti (Unattached) – 14/1 10 David Unsworth (Everton Under-23s) – 7/2 joint favourite 10 10 Everton’s search for a new manager is well under way but David Unsworth is finding out it isn’t so easy filling Ronald Koeman’s boots.The ex-Toffees defender, who had been the club’s Under-23s boss, has been in caretaker charge for two matches and lost both, leaving his chances of taking over on the ropes.On talkSPORT, Unsworth has been under plenty of scrutiny with Jim White and Joey Barton arguing over his suitability, but who else could take the job?Click the right arrow above to find out who the ten favourites to be the new Everton manager are… David Moyes (Unattached) – 16/1 Marco Silva (Watford) – 6/1 10last_img read more

City’s parade to feature founding fathers

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The four were among the first 50 men who contributed $100 each – a good week’s wages at the time – toward the incorporation campaign and who became known as the 50 Grand Men. Following the parade, the annual Holiday Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Pontcitlan Square, which is on 9th Street East at Avenue Q-9. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children in the square’s gazebo and there will be arts and crafts, food and entertainment. Parade awards will be given out at 2 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Palmdale’s annual Christmas parade will feature more than 100 floats, youth groups, car clubs, community queens and marching bands, plus four of the city’s surviving founders as grand marshals. The William J. “Pete” Knight Winter Wonderland Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and run along Palmdale Boulevard from 20th Street East to 10th Street East, with a festival following at Poncitlan Square. Grand marshals will be Palmdale’s first mayor, 87-year-old Larry Chimbole; Robert St. Clair, a former mayor; Will Gorton; and longtime local physician Dr. Rod Stillion. All four were among the leaders of an incorporation effort that resulted in Palmdale’s cityhood in 1962, when the community had about 7,100 inhabitants. Palmdale has more than 130,000 now. last_img read more

Positivity grand prize winner ready for family vacation

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

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