Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t tell that to the Bucks, who also had to contend with Kevin Love’s second double-double of the season.Love finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Korver tallied 17, hitting five-of-six three pointers.“This is a huge win as a team,” said James.James injured his ankle after stepping on the foot of rookie forward Cedi Osman during practice on September 27.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 34 points on 15-of-22 shooting with eight rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, who lost their home opener and dropped to 1-1 on the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James said the Cavs stuck to their game plan, setting the tone early on defence before getting the offence “popping.”“We know Giannis is going to get his. But we made them make multiple passes, multiple triple drives. We defended.“And then offensively in the second half we started to get that ball popping and had their defence off balance.”Elsewhere, Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Dwight Howard burned his former team for 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to storm past the Atlanta Hawks 109-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket during the second half of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97.The four-time NBA most valuable player led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight game despite missing most of the pre-season with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene When James started the season he knew it was going to take time to fully recover from a sprained left ankle that limited him to just one pre-season game.He played 37 minutes and drained 10 of 16 shots on Friday in front of a crowd of 18,700 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I felt better tonight than I did after game one,” said James who scored a team high 29 points in a season-opening win over Boston on Tuesday.“Each game is going to be another opportunity for me to get into game shape,” he added. “Today I am still not where I want to be.” View comments Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “These games are the pillars of our efforts to bring authentic NBA action to our Chinese fans,” NBA China chief executive officer Derek Chang said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rio robber’s bloody mistake mugging a female MMA fighter Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers enters the game against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPThe LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers are set to play NBA pre-season games in China next October, facing the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai and Shenzhen, the league announced Monday.The 13th edition of NBA China Games will mark the 27th and 28th league contests in the nation since 2004, with the Lakers and Nets meeting October 10 at Shanghai and October 12 at Shenzhen.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers last July to join the Lakers, is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists a game this season. The Lakers, 21-19, are eighth in the Western Conference this season.The Nets, seventh in the NBA Eastern Conference on 20-21 at mid-season, will make their third trip to China after games in Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010 while based in New Jersey and in Beijing and Shanghai in 2014.“It’s an honor to help celebrate basketball’s growth abroad and represent Brooklyn and the League on an international stage,” Nets guard Caris LeVert said. “The Nets have a connection to fans all over the world and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to visit China and play for our passionate Chinese fans for the very first time.”The Nets are owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba.The league will conduct a day of fan activities as well as community outreach events in Shanghai and Shenzhen.ADVERTISEMENT It will mark the second appearance in China for the Lakers, who played pre-season games at Beijing and Shanghai in 2013.“The entire Los Angeles Lakers organization is excited to return to China to play in front of the passionate Chinese fans,” Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“During my visit to China, I was absolutely amazed by the fans’ love and excitement for the game of basketball… I know the atmosphere at the games will be great.”The Lakers feature four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James, who has played in the past eight NBA Finals.
When former 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reached a settlement with the NFL last month on their collusion grievance, it was believed by some they had walked into a ton of money.Bleacher Report surveyed team officials throughout the league who speculated the settlement could be in the $60 million to $80 million range.They speculated because the settlement came wrapped in a nondisclosure agreement. All parties are bound to silence. The silence is holding, but the …
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South Africa is the smallest of the group in a number of ways, but still brings valuable assets to the Brics table.(Image: Brics summit)MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe dust has settled after the fifth Brics summit, and Durban has returned to its sub-tropical easy living.Yet the discussions at the event, and the decisions taken by the world and business leaders, will have far-reaching implications for South Africa, its Brics partners, and by extension sub-Saharan Africa.The historyThe Bric concept was coined by Jim O’Neill of global investment bank Goldman Sachs in 2003 to identify countries that had the fastest growing economies, with bulging middle classes and promising markets, and that were likely to overtake the G7 (the US, the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Germany and Japan) as best performing economies by 2040.Foreign ministers of the initial Bric states (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) met in New York City in September 2006; a full-scale diplomatic meeting was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on 16 May 2008.Bric’s first formal summit in Yekaterinburg started on 16 June 2009. It focused on ways to improve the global economic situation and reform financial institutions. Involvement of developing countries in the running of the world and inter-country co-operation were also on the table.In 2010, South Africa began efforts to join Bric, and it officially became a member nation on December 24 that year. With that, the group was renamed Brics. South Africa holds the chair at present.What is Brics?Brics is an association of emerging nation economies, all of which are developing or newly industrialised countries, except perhaps Russia. They are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and influence on regional and global affairs. By 2013, the five Brics countries contained almost three-billion people, with a combined nominal GDP of US$14.9-trillion, and an estimated $4-trillion in combined foreign reserves.In 2012, Hu Jintao, as the president of China at the time, described the Brics countries as defenders and promoters of developing countries and a force for world peace. But there are tensions: India and China have territorial issues, growth rates are slowing generally, and the members have different views on reform in the UN Security Council.Yet even with these tensions, the Brics Forum was created in 2011. It is an independent organisation set up to encourage commercial, political and cultural co-operation between the members. The global economy is at the heart of Brics, which has questioned the dominance of the West and has called for changes to the rules of international lending, among other issues. And in June 2012, Brics nations pledged $75-billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on condition the fund reform its voting processes.In the latest developments, at the fifth Brics Summit in Durban on 26 and 27 March, the members agreed to establish a global financial institution to rival the western-dominated IMF.Other summit decisionsSouthAfrica.info reported that the Brics development bank would help to finance infrastructure programmes and sustainable development in Brics countries and other developing nations, President Jacob Zuma said at the conclusion of the summit.“The initial capital contribution to the bank should be substantial and sufficient for the bank to be effective in financing infrastructure,” Zuma said. Before the summit, officials had said Brics was considering injecting an initial $50-billion into the bank, with each nation contributing $10-billion.While the bank has been agreed upon in principle, there are still issues to be cleared up. The bank’s location, initial start-up funds and voting rights have to be worked out. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also proposed the establishment of a permanent secretariat to lead the group’s day-to-day operations.Also coming out of the fifth summit, the leaders endorsed the idea of creating a financial safety net in the form of a contingent reserve arrangement (CRA). Zuma said they had concluded that the establishment of a self-managed CRA would have a positive precautionary effect. It would help Brics countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures, provide mutual support and further strengthen financial stability. In layman’s terms, it will help Brics countries stay afloat in times of economic trouble.“It would also contribute to strengthening the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements as an additional line of defence,” Zuma said. The CRA would have an initial size of $100-billion.The Brics Think Tanks Council was set up to help members with innovation, and the hosting of the fifth Brics Academic Forum aimed at helping to tackle skills shortages and unemployment, and promoting a knowledge economy. The Brics Business Council was formally established to act as a platform for the formation of more considered and coherent intra-Brics business linkages.The full eThekwini Declaration signed at the end of the summit is available online.The S in BricsEconomically, South Africa is the smallest player in Brics. Its nominal GDP, for example, is just $390-billion, compared to $2.4-trillion in Brazil, $1.9-trillion in Russia, $1.9-trillion in India and $8.2-trillion in China. Its population is also a fraction of its partners at just below 52-million, compared to about 1.3-billion in China and 1.2-billion in India, 143-million in Russia and 194-million in Brazil. Yet the country punches above its weight internationally.South Africa’s advantage, according to the Brics website, lies in its considerable non-energy in situ mineral wealth. In a report commissioned by the Citigroup bank, for example, South Africa was ranked as the world’s richest country in terms of its mineral reserves, worth an estimated $2.5-trillion. Along with the country’s mining-related professional services, this wealth contributes a whole lot to the Brics resource pool.The country is also investing $35.6-billion into expanding and improving its railways, ports and fuel pipelines – which will help unlock its mineral wealth, and potential markets further north. The African continent, arguably one of the world’s largest unexplored resource basins, has an abundance of riches, including 10% of the world’s oil reserves, 40% of its gold ore and 95% of platinum. Together, this makes South Africa a key player in the Brics narrative, particular to the resource-hungry China.Then there’s South Africa’s financial markets, which are highly sophisticated. The World Economic Forum’s 2011/12 Global Competitiveness Index ranked it in fourth place globally. The regulation of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was ranked number one, as was the strength of South Africa’s auditing and reporting standards. And the country is ranked second for the soundness of banks and the efficacy of corporate boards.“Our country, as a member of the Brics bloc, is playing an important role towards the shifting and distribution of power internationally. This shift is expected to give rise to a multi-polar world order, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the minister of international relations and co-operation, reported SouthAfrica.info in January. “South Africa’s membership of Brics contributes to further leveraging economic opportunities for our own development agenda as well as that of the continent.”The minister quoted Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In his article “South Africa’s Brics score: not all doom and gloom” published in March 2012, O’Neill said that South Africa could more than justify its presence in Brics if it helped Africa to fulfill its remarkable potential by exploring cross-border expansion in trade and infrastructure, as well as improvements in domestic productivity.Brics members now constitute Africa’s largest trading partners and the largest new – not total – investors. “In 2010, Standard Bank economists predicted that Brics-Africa trade would see an additional increase in the velocity of Bric-Africa engagements, with trade and investment spearheading the commercial charge. According to Standard Bank, Brics-Africa trade will increase threefold, from $150-billion in 2010 to $530-billion in 2015.”The Brics economies, Nkoana-Mashabane said, which already constituted between 20% and 25% of global GDP, would link a large part of Africa with the fastest growing economies in the world.”Facts and figuresBrics collectively represents one-fifth of the global GDP, estimated at $13.7-trillion, as well as combined foreign reserves estimated at $4.4-trillionIn 2012, emerging markets’ collective GDP increased by 7.4%, amounting to $29-trillion. Total G7 output was $33-trillion.By 2012, South Africa’s exports to emerging markets had grown by almost 50% over 10 years. South African trade with Brazil, Russia, India and China surged more than ten-fold from about $3.2-billion to $37-billion.South Africa’s trade with the rest of Africa was $35-billion in 2012, almost half of which comprised value-added capital goods such as machinery, vehicles and electronic equipment.South Africa’s export trade with Brics partners grew from 6.2% of the total in 2005 to 16.8% in 2011.Imports from Brics partners represented 13.6% of total imports in 2005 and 20% in 2011.In 2011 alone, trade between South Africa and Brics countries grew by 29%.In 2012, Brics accounted for about 11% of global annual foreign direct investment flows ($465-billion) and 17% of world trade.As of 2013, the five Brics countries represent almost three-billion people, or 43% of the world’s population.Other groupsAs well as its Brics membership, South Africa has a constructive role in global governance structures, and is part of organisations of the political and geographical South, notably the African Union (AU), the Group of G77 (G77) and China, and NAM, the Non-Aligned Movement. South Africa is also the only African country represented in the Group of 20 (G20), which focuses on the reform of the financial and economic global governance architecture.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#IBM#IBM Watson#super computer#Watson AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them James Grills James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a mobile app development company in India. As the growing temptation for automated processes covers the varied industrial spectrum, Machine Learning is emerging into an ocean of possibilities while IBM’s Watson leads the marathon. From acting as a virtual chef of 65 recipes to embracing space programs, there’s a swathe of applications being ideated, built and rolled out to the public. Pulling large volumes of data and producing the most relevant possible results to user’s quest stays the flag bearer, Watson is amazing in churning higher revenues and upscaling business presence.Related Read: How machine learning analytics can accelerate IoT resultsReduced Mortality Rate – More advanced treatmentsTreatment for many of the world’s deadliest diseases is entirely dependent upon reference to past records. While browsing through them all using traditional analytics applications is unvaried, IBM Watson takes a giant leap with instant derivations from years of clinical research and patient data. Such accurate identification of potential risk factors helps try more effective pharmaceuticals.The answer to the deadliest diseases is hidden in our history and cognitive analytics may exactly help us reach there.Proactive QA – Brands are saving millions of dollarsComplying with legal standards and the brand repute, manufacturers are bound to bestow attention to detail so that superlative quality isn’t compromised with. IBM Watson is being applied to detect faults and ensure the end product is performing as per the standards. Not to miss, additional checks to qualify the product on safety parameters is also performed accurately by the cognitive analysis the platform has.As a result, the best of brands in the world are saving millions of dollars that were by default drained in fighting lawsuits and liability cases.High-Value Loans – Issued in minutes without manual verificationThe eligibility towards loan offer is derived out of many metrics such as different sources of income, savings, age, banking record and the type of employment. Browsing through the details and calculating a specific loan amount that the customer fits into is a tedious process and usually takes up to many days before payout. At times, such a break in the customer interaction compels the customer to withdraw the request and look for alternatives; a major loss to business when hundreds of such leads don’t mature.IBM Watson eliminates the need for manual scanning and verification does all the needed checks within minutes and lets the agent confirm the status instantly. Such a leap over traditional processing helps close deals faster and works as a terrific alternative for customers in need for extempore financial needs. Days of processing boiled down to minutes anchors in the portfolio. Predicting Farm Damage – Take due diligenceOne of the most implacable problems of our times has been the inability to accurately predict potential threat to farmlands from unpredictable weather conditions or any human activity of mass impact. In complete sync with IoT, IBM Watson gets the best out of Cognitive Analytics by analogizing structured and unstructured data from multiple channels. Using historic and predicted weather data, published research notes, geographic information, identifying vulnerabilities and using real-time pictures from drones, an insightful report is being used to make pointed predictions and take safety measures in advance without any need for physical monitoring of the affected areas.Resolving Resource Crunch – Enhanced remote functioningNeeded skilled force versus available resources stays a challenge today and may get worse in the decades to arrive, especially in rural areas. UN predicts a tremendous rise in urbanization with more than 60% of world’s population living in the urban areas and thus a scary shortage of skilled labor in farmlands. IBM Watson is being unlatched to automate processes and cut down drastically on the number of people working manually on land.Remote Management has a wider acceptance and a productive impact on business processes. It helps improve workforce utilization and IBM Watson is surely an unquestionable tool to look out for.Robots For Customer Support – Personalized interaction with ChatbotsChatbots are the trendiest advancement in interactions with automated conversations with end users. Being able to decode natural language and inculcating machine learning techniques, these virtual assistants are already a rage in customer support across retail, media, services and travel industry. Still nascent in their ability to pull off longer conversations and with a personalized touch, Chatbots are one of the most hugely anticipated applications from IBM Watson towards sharing insights and giving suggestions.Find the Perfect Diamond with ROSIThis could possibly be one of the most innovative ways to utilize a proprietary algorithm enhanced by IBM Watson’s deep capabilities. Deciding upon the most suitable diamond for her is a tough task at hand that men wish was as easy as one-two-three. 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Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now One of the unhealthier things we do in sales is to believe that our loss was due to the competitor having a better product or solution. The truth of the matter is that the loss is always due to being outsold.The competitor has a better product or solution than we do.There are people every day who buy inferior products and solutions. If only the superior product or solution was capable of resulting in new business, the evidence would be that the company producing them would eventually earn a monopoly. If you are honest, you know that you have won deals against better-financed competitors with better and more complete solutions than yours.The competitor has a lower price for a product very similar to ours.Every day, salespeople help their prospective clients understand the value they create that makes their product or solution worth paying more to obtain. If the lowest price is responsible for a win, then one would expect more people to always choose the lowest price. The truth of the matter is that a very small percentage of your dream clients make the decision to buy from one group over the other based on price alone.There is nothing you can do about your competitor’s product or solution. They are not going to change what they are doing to make it easier for you to sell against them, no matter how nicely you ask. They are competing to win, just like you, and their product or solution is some part of that equation—even if it isn’t often the deciding factor itself.There is nothing you can do about your competitor’s pricing. It’s likely that they are intentionally using a lower price to increase the consideration for their similar product or solution. Your competitor is not going to change their pricing structure to level the playing field for you. The reason their price is lower is often to make up for something lacking, mostly the lack of investment in producing results.Here is the truth as I see it, and a belief system that will better serve you: A great salesperson will beat a competitor with a better product or a lower price through their excellent salesmanship. They will create greater value for the client through the process and their interactions, they will tailor the product or solution to the client specifically, collaborating with the client to build something they can easily support, and they will develop the relationship that creates a preference.
Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Philippines edged Thailand 5-4 in the gold medal game, making Füglister and his squad as the inaugural champions of the event in the regional games.Füglister, who was based in Switzerland until 2014 before moving to the Philippines, was surprised with how the SEA Games is given such a high regard in the region.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey“We went to the SEA Games and we were impressed by how important was the event in the region,” said Fuglister. “It was my first SEA Games and it was a big stage for us and we’re happy we succeeded.”“A lot of these played hockey because of their love of the sport, they didn’t do it for media recognition, they did it for the love of the game and their love of their teammates.”ADVERTISEMENT The members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLIce hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport.National team captain Steven Füglister said Thursday the group’s inner fire have grown exponentially since their Malaysian triumph and they’re more eager to carry the Philippine colors in future international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEOPH ice athletes get warm welcome after SEAG stint360 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold “I think everyone is getting hungrier with all the support we’re having,” said Füglister during the team’s homecoming at SM Megamall’s skating rink on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“People who weren’t interested in hockey before or didn’t know of the sport are now aware of it. We got flooded with messages of well-wishes.”READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ show
Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAVAO CITY—Bacoor City put General Santos City’s once-promising campaign on the brink with a stunning 90-80 victory on the road, while top seed Davao Occidental shrugged off a sluggish start to move within a win of a second-round spot in the South division playoffs of the MPBL Datu Cup.League MVP frontrunner Gab Banal and Mark Montuano dished out career-best outputs as the fourth-seeded Strikers avenged their elimination round loss to the Warriors at RMC Gym here and also closed in on a duel with the No. 1 Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Destacamento and Eric Acuna helped Bacoor close out the third period with a 10-2 burst, before Montuano’s big shots, in the end, helped seal the win.With Mark Yee tallying his 14th double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds, the Tigers turned back the No. 8 Cebu City Sharks, 82-67, in the second game.Davao was held to just 12 points in the first 14 minutes of action, before Bonbon Custodio came alive late in the second period, allowing the Tigers to take control.Custodio finished with 18 points, while Leo Najorda and Billy Robles added 11 each for the Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Glacier-like pace of SEA Games organizing continues Banal, who finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, vowed to finish off the Warriors in Game 2 in their home floor at Lagao Gym on Saturday.“We just won Game 1 and we know the war is far from over,” said Banal. “But we will take Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMontuano had his best game for the Strikers, finishing with 23 points and nine rebounds. The Strikers also drew a superb defensive effort from King Destacamento who finished with five points and five blocks.Bacoor led by as many as 11 points early, before the Warriors came storming back behind Jorem Morada, whose triple gave the Mindanao team a 64-55 lead in the third period. View comments Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem
Chennai: The DMK on Monday slammed the Centre for imposing unprecedented resrictions in Jammu and Kashmir. The party said it has decided to oppose the government’s massive action in that state in Parliament. “There is no reason for the central government to create an impression of big threat in Jammu and Kashimir. We will oppose the government. We will stand by the Congress,” party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member T.K.S. Elangovan told IANS. He said without any reason the government is taking some action in Jammu and Kashmir. The central government has imposed restrictions in Kashmir and has confined former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to their homes and not allowed them to move out since early Monday. The DMK has 37 members in the Lok Sabha and five members in Rajya Sabha.