Walmart’s Flipkart Acquisition Gets Rude Welcome From Market

first_imgWalmart’s deal to buy a controlling stake in India’s biggest online seller is meeting skepticism on Wall Street.The world’s largest retailer will acquire a 77 percent holding in Flipkart Group for $16 billion, the companies said earlier Wednesday. Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal and other shareholders will hold the remainder. The tie-up values the Indian e-commerce giant at about $20.8 billion and marks a blow against rival Amazon.com Inc. as the battle for e-commerce supremacy goes global.The deal — Walmart’s biggest ever — gives it greater access to India’s e-commerce market, which Morgan Stanley has estimated will grow to $200 billion in about a decade. But it will take some time for the business to turn profitable, and analysts on a Wednesday morning call about the deal adopted a cautious tone. S&P Global Ratings changed its outlook on Walmart to negative.“As Flipkart is expected to generate meaningful losses for at least the next few years, this is clearly an investment for the future,” Moody’s analyst Charlie O’Shea wrote in a note.Walmart shares dropped as much as 4.2 percent to $82.12 as of 10:28 a.m. in New York — the lowest intraday price since October. The company’s stock was already down 13 percent this year through Tuesday’s close.The retail giant declined to give a specific timetable on profitability, saying only that Flipkart’s losses should decline “in the mid to long term.” The deal will shave 25 cents to 30 cents per share from this year’s earnings, with that impact doubling the following year.“It’s typical of a business like this that, as you scale up, you will have losses. We expect those losses to continue for a little while,” Walmart’s Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs said in a phone interview.S&P lowered Walmart’s outlook to negative from stable, citing increasing leverage and risks stemming from the company’s spending to expand online and globally as it continues its share buyback program. The credit firm rates Walmart AA, the third-highest investment grade.The negative outlook shows there’s “about a one-in-three chance” that Walmart’s strategy shift could result in a downgrade over the next two years, the credit-ratings company said in a statement.With the Walmart tie-up, Flipkart gets additional capital and expertise to battle Amazon, which has spent billions of dollars to gain customers in India. Online sales in the world’s second most-populous nation are growing about 35 percent a year, according to data tracker Euromonitor, fueled by a rising middle class and urbanization that present an attractive environment for e-commerce.“We’ve been looking at this business for some time. India needs no introduction; it’s a fantastically growing market. And it fits right in with our strategy,” Judith McKenna, Walmart’s international chief executive officer, said in a phone interview.Walmart was upstaged earlier Wednesday when Masayoshi Son, chief executive officer of SoftBank Group, confirmed during a briefing in Tokyo that the U.S. retailer had agreed to buy control of Flipkart. SoftBank invested $2.5 billion in the Indian company and that stake will be worth about $4 billion in the deal, Son said.For the U.S. retailer, acquiring a stake in Flipkart enables it to tap into India’s retail market without building stores. Walmart once envisioned operating hundreds of locations across India but it has been unable to open traditional units because of long-standing governmental rules for so-called multibrand international retailers. Walmart entered India in 2009 through a joint venture with Bharti Enterprises, and took full control of that business in 2013. It currently operates 20 wholesale clubs in India that serve small businesses.Walmart’s investment includes $2 billion in new equity funding, which the companies say will be used to spur Flipkart’s growth. The companies said they’re also in talks with other potential investors, which could result in the U.S. company’s stake being lowered, though it will retain majority ownership. Flipkart will maintain a separate brand and operating structure, the companies said.The deal is the largest-ever in e-commerce, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The deal represents a missed opportunity for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has also failed to create a meaningful presence in China. Amazon needs to succeed in another high-growth market to prove it can effectively replicate its model beyond North America, and it has been aggressively expanding in India. Bezos has committed $5.5 billion to the country and his local chief, Amit Agarwal, has made progress by adapting the site to local conditions.Despite its size and global clout, Walmart has found it necessary to forge alliances in its battle against Amazon, which last year bought Whole Foods Market to gain a foothold in the U.S. grocery industry. In China, Walmart has acquired a 12 percent stake in e-commerce player JD.com, and in Japan it teamed up this year with Tokyo’s Rakuten Inc. India is the next big potential prize after the U.S. and China, where foreign retailers have made little progress against Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.“We’ve been talking about how we want to get this global portfolio where we want it,” CFO Biggs said. “Nobody will be better positioned in Asia than we will be.”Walmart executives said they were particularly interested in PhonePe, Flipkart’s mobile payments app, along with its fashion sites Myntra and Jabong. Walmart has tried to make a bigger push into apparel online with acquisitions like Bonobos and ModCloth, along with a partnership with department-store chain Lord & Taylor.Flipkart’s sales grew more than 50 percent in its most recent fiscal year to $4.6 billion, Walmart said, compared with $11.5 billion for Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce business.The deal also shows how Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is reshaping the company’s global operations, prioritizing faster-growing markets like China and India over more mature ones. Last month, the company agreed to cede control of its U.K. grocery chain, Asda, merging it with British rival J Sainsbury. Walmart will retain a 42 percent stake in that combined company.Flipkart competes with Amazon across a range of product categories. Including fashion portals Myntra and Jabong, it controls 34 percent of India’s online sales, based on Euromonitor data, followed by Amazon, with 27 percent.The Indian company has attracted investment from a range of companies that also includes Microsoft, Tencent Holdings and Tiger Global Management, which will retain stakes.Bloomberg’s Jonathan Roeder and Nikolaj Gammeltoft contributed.© 2018, Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img read more

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Five Indians on Death Row in UAE Return Home with Indian NGO’s Help

first_imgFive Indians, who were imprisoned in Sharjah for the death of a peer in a group fight, returned to India after serving over six years in jail in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after an NGO paid a part of the blood money on their behalf to the victim’s family. They were released on April 11 and returned to India soon after.Among the five convicts were four Punjabi men. Dharmendra, Harwinder Singh, Ranjit Ram, Dalwinder Singh and Sucha Singh had been sentenced to death for the murder of Virendra Chauhan, 38, of Shekhanura village under Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh on Nov.4. The fight took place in Sharjah over a feud over bootlegging.The five convicts were awarded death by gunshot and a jail term of three years each, but Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, an Indian hotelier in Dubai, who runs an India-based charitable trust–Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust–petitioned in the Sharjah court for the five convicts. He requested that his NGO be given a chance to save the lives of the five by offering blood money to the victim’s family. The court had ordered a stay on the execution following that.Since they had already undergone six years of imprisonment as against the three years jail term given to them for the crime, the court ruled that they should be released on April 11, after receiving pardon from the victim’s family. They have now been reunited with their families in India, reported Times of India.Oberoi spoke to the victim’s family in August 2017 and convinced them to pardon the five men. They accepted a blood money of Rs 21 lakh. The concept of blood money is in accordance to prevalent laws in the UAE.“I wanted them to feel guilty for indulging in the fight and work hard to repay their families. So, I gave them only the amount that their families were falling short of,” Oberoi said Gulf News reported. An amount of Rs 13 lakh was paid by the families of the convicts.The Indian Consulate in Dubai provided emergency exit papers and flight tickets for three of them while two others received flight tickets from the companies where they worked before the case, said Oberoi. The five convicts can no longer enter the UAE.Oberoi, who regularly helps convicts with raising blood money said that he does not support or pay blood money for prisoners convicted of intentional murder, drug peddling, rape and other heinous crimes, as per the report. He has helped a total of 93 people be released from jails in the UAE.In a recent incident, two Indians from Goa were sentenced to 517 years each in prison by a Dubai court on April 8 for fleecing $200 million from 7,000 residents of the UAE. Related ItemsIndiaUAElast_img read more

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MP’s guards accused of assaulting toll plaza staff

first_imgSecurity men accompanying BJP MP and Scheduled Castes commission chairman Ram Shankar Katheria opened fire in the air and allegedly thrashed employees at a toll post here on Saturday, the police said.The police have registered an FIR against Mr. Katheria and another person after the early morning fracas on the inner ring road. An aide to the MP claimed that the security guards opened fire in self-defence when they were attacked at the toll plaza. Toll plaza in-charge Anupam Singh said the altercation began when the staff insisted on letting the vehicles in Mr. Katheria’s convoy pass through only one at a time, according to the complaint.last_img read more

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Assam flood toll 11, more than 26 lakh hit

first_imgFlood and rain-induced landslips have so far claimed 11 lives in Assam with four persons drowning in three districts on Sunday. The disasters associated with a harsh monsoon killed at least nine people elsewhere in the northeast, taking the toll to 20.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said 3,181 villages had been inundated in 28 of the 33 districts, affecting 26,45,533 people. The authorities had increased the number of relief camps to 327 where 16,596 people, including 2,417 children, were taking shelter.“Apart from deploying rescue teams with boats, we are ensuring adequate distribution of relief material that include rice, pulses, salt and mustard oil. Baby food, tarpaulin, medicines, chlorine for disinfecting and cattle fodder have also been provided,” said Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary in charge of disaster management.Western Assam’s Barpeta district continues to be the worst-affected district with 7.35 lakh people stranded or displaced. Dhubri and South Salmara districts with 3.38 lakh and 1.41 lakh affected people had overtaken north-eastern Dhemaji district that was first hit in what is being called the second wave of flood.Dhemaji has 1.29 lakh flood-affected people followed by eastern Assam’s Golaghat district with 1.19 lakh. Kaziranga criticalMore than 75% of the 430-sq km Kaziranga National Park was inundated by Sunday including 155 of its 200 anti-poaching camps. Officials also reported the drowning of a hog deer and the death of six animals — different species of deer — due to vehicle hit.Eight other animals injured while crossing the highway along the southern edge of the park were admitted to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. Seven of them were released.“Today [Sunday], we issued time cards for vehicles to cover a 49-km stretch of the highway in 74 minutes at an average speed of 40 km per hour. Violation of this limit will lead to punishment under Section 188 of the IPC,” Kaziranga’s Divisional Forest Officer Rohini B. Saikia said.AES, JE toll 177Assam has been simultaneously grappling with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE).A spokesperson of the National Health Mission said five people died of AES and two of JE. The two forms of the vector-borne disease have claimed 177 lives since January.“We have had 1,350 AES cases, of which 348 are JE. Till date, 101 people have died of AES and 76 of JE.” Health officials said fogging was being carried out and medicated mosquito nets distributed in vulnerable areas.last_img read more

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Centre’s interlocutor in J&K holds talks with Omar Abdullah

first_imgReigniting hopes of a political reach-out in Kashmir, the Centre’s interlocutor, Dineshwar Sharma, on Wednesday said he “is willing to meet whoever wanted to meet him” after he met former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah in Srinagar. Speaking to The Hindu after the meeting, Mr. Sharma said he met Mr. Abdullah as his mandate was to meet all kinds of people, not just politicians, in Jammu and Kashmir. “I keep meeting so many people. I met the Governor recently and non-political figures. My job is to meet everybody,” he said. He met Mr. Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar on Wednesday morning. Sources said the “NC leader insisted on an early installation of an elected government in the State”. This is Mr. Sharma’s second significant meeting since July 16 when he met Governor Satya Pal Malik and apprised him of “his consultations with people from a cross section of society in the State.” The meeting was followed by the Governor welcoming Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s offer for a dialogue, which was immediately opposed by the top BJP leadership including the party general secretary Ram Madhav. Hardening his stand, Mr. Sharma also said that “nobody has the authority to question the Constitution”, in response to a question on any immediate engagement with the Hurriyat, which stands for a dialogue outside the Constitution. He, however, was quick to add: “I will meet whoever wants to meet me.”last_img read more

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JJP and BSP join hands for assembly election

first_imgThe Jannayak Janta Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have formed an alliance for the upcoming Assembly election in Haryana due later this year. The decision was announced by the leaders of the two parties at Constitution Club in Delhi on Sunday.The JJP, which was formed after a split in Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in December last year, will contest the 50 seats in the 90-member state Assembly leaving the remaining 40 for the BSP.Asserting that the decision will change the “political situation in the state”, JJP leader and former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala said that in view of the prevailing situation in Haryana and the attempts to damage the social fabric, the two parties had decided to come together to fight against this and take Haryana forward on the path to development. He added that the decision was reached after a series of meetings between the leaders of the two parties. “Like in the past, when then BSP chief Kansi Ram and Chaudhary Devi Lal together fought to bring about a change in the state, BSP supremo Mayawati and Chaudhary Ajay Chautala have decided come along and take the battle forward,” said Mr. Dushyant Chautala, addressing a press conference.BSP national general-secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Satish Chandra Misra said people of the state had suffered for long under the current BJP regime and the earlier Congress rule for ten years and wanted a change. He said the alliance would provide the people of Haryana a viable alternative and form the new government in the state. Mr. Misra said that Ms. Mayawati had made the decision after much deliberation and discussion with state party leaders at different levels.JJP and BSP had contested the Lok Sabha election earlier this year separately in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party and the Loktantra Suraksha Party respectively, but both parties had ended the ties with their respective alliance partners after the election on account of dismal performance. Both alliances had failed to win even a single seat in the election. Before Lok Sabha election, the BSP had contested the Jind by-poll in January this year in an alliance with the INLD.last_img read more

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Rift in Rajasthan Congress over merger of BSP MLAs

first_imgAmid speculations about a Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan after the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress, signs of rift and discontent have emerged in the ruling party. The infighting may create difficulties for the Congress which is preparing for the municipal elections due in November and planning to launch a membership drive in the State.The BSP MLAs’ defection to the Congress, just when reports of the Bharatiya Janta Party trying to lure them in a bid to repeat a Karnataka-type upheaval in Rajasthan had started appearing, has been perceived in political circles here as a “masterstroke” of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Senior BJP leaders in the State were left bewildered by the move.The merger has taken the Congress’s tally from 100 to 106 in the 200-member State Assembly, resulting in a setback to the BJP rather than the BSP. While affirming that the BSP was not in a position to form the government, Mr. Gehlot said here over the weekend that he was told that the BJP was offering up to ₹25 crore each to the Assembly members for switching sides.‘Will affect morale’Though the Congress members are happy that Mr. Gehlot has nipped the BJP’s game plan in the bud, some of them feel that elevating the newly inducted BSP MLAs to the ministerial rank would affect the morale of party workers. The voices of dissent emerged at a meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee here on Friday.Former Minister and PCC vice-president Laxman Singh Rawat said rewarding the BSP MLAs with ministerial posts and other plum assignments would demotivate Congress MLAs and workers. He affirmed that appointing first-time winners as Ministers would send across a wrong message in the party’s rank and file.Though Mr. Gehot has insisted that the six BSP MLAs had joined the Congress on their own for ensuring the government’s stability, the merger was a replay of the 2009 events when six BSP MLAs had defected to the Congress which was five short of a clear majority in the House. Half of them were made Ministers and others were appointed Paliamentary Secretaries.Though Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, who is also the PCC president, has defended the latest political developments, his recent utterances calling for “more attention” to the law and order situation have been seen as criticism of the Home Ministry, which is headed by Mr. Gehlot.last_img read more

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Congress to boycott J&K Block Development Council polls

first_imgThe Congress on Wednesday decided to boycott the Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, citing “indifferent” attitude of the state administration and continued detention of senior party leaders.The BDC polls is scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir on October 24. These will be the first elections to be held in the state since its special status was revoked under Article 370 on August 5.“The Congress believes in strengthening of democratic institutions and never shied away from any polls. But today, we are compelled to take a decision to boycott BDC polls due to indifferent attitude of the state administration and continued detention of senior party leaders in the valley,” state Congress president G.A. Mir told reporters in Jammu.Mr. Mir, who was himself under house arrest in Jammu and was recently released, charged that the state administration deliberately created hurdles for mainstream parties in order to facilitate the win of the ruling BJP.“They have kept leaders and cadres under detention and did not allow the political atmosphere and political activity to take place and the Congress was deliberately targeted in this exercise,” the PCC leader charged.Despite expressing its reservation on the timing of the polls and ongoing security situation, the Congress along with the National Panthers party had last week decided to take part in the BDC elections.Mr. Mir said the Congress had approached the State Election Commission to facilitate smooth movement of its leaders after deciding to take part in the exercise.“We had issued letters to candidates for taking part in BDC polls so that we could contribute to the democratic exercise and some of our candidates also filed their nominations,” he said.However, since today was the last day for filing of nomination papers by candidates, “we have decided to stay away from polls which should have been deferred taking into consideration the prevailing situation in the state as was demanded by all opposition political parties.”Mainstream political leaders in the valley, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been either detained or placed under house arrest since the government announced dilution of provisions of Article 370 over two months ago.The state administration said last week that political leaders under house arrest in Kashmir will be released in a phased manner after proper analysis of every individual.last_img read more

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JRU repulses St. Benilde, tightens grip on 3rd spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Jed Mendoza topscored for the Heavy Bombers with 19 points, powered by his 4-of-6 three-point shooting clip, along with four boards and three dimes.Ervin Grospe had 14 points and six assists, while Abdulwahab Abdulrazak chimed in a double-double of 12 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.“This win helps us in terms of us now seeing a glimpse of our chance making it to the Final Four,” said coach Vergel Meneses, as JRU tightened its hold on the third spot with a 9-6 card.But the PBA legend refused to step on the brakes ahead of Heavy Bombers’ duel against San Sebastian on Friday.“We’re hoping to still win against San Sebastian to better our chances,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’ MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary JRU enjoyed an 18-point lead, 53-35, in the third quarter before St. Benilde made a furious rally to slice the lead down to six, 67-61, early in the fourth period.But Teodoro was there to douse the uprising, triggering the 17-7 killer run to push the Heavy Bombers’ lead to 84-68 with 3:42 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeneses called out his players for once again falling to the trap of complacency after taking that big lead.“They tend to relax when it comes to our defense. That can’t happen in the NCAA because any team can come back from any deficit,” he said.center_img Clement Leutcheu paced the skidding St. Benilde (3-12) with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Dino San Juan had 14 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:JRU 90 – Mendoza 19, Teodoro 16, Grospe 14, Abdulrazak 12, Dela Virgen 9, David 8, Sawat 5, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 3, Castor 0, Mariano 0, Mate 0.ST. BENILDE 77 – Leutcheu 25, San Juan 14, Domingo 10, Dixon 9, Belgica 7, Naboa 6, Johnson 3, Suarez 2, Castor 1, Pili 0, Sta. Maria 0, Velasco 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 21-20, 51-35, 67-59, 90-77. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University shrugged off the late surge from St. Benilde to take the 90-77 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Tey Teodoro fired nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as he shot 2-of-5 from downtown, on top of two rebounds and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Porzingis scores 30, Knicks beat Nets for 1st win

first_imgNew York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives the lane against Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Frank Ntilikina and the New York Knicks both got on the board Friday night.The rookie guard scored his first NBA points, and the Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 for their first victory of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Federer into Swiss Indoors semis; Del Potro to play Cilic “We’re not surprised because we see it every day in practice,” Hornacek said.Ntilikina, who missed the previous two games with a sprained left ankle after a scoreless NBA debut, made a long jumper with 49 seconds left in the third quarter. The French guard hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth and also had five assists.Russell got the first basket of the third quarter to cut New York’s lead to three, but the Knicks controlled the next seven minutes of play. Porzingis had a follow dunk and three-point play as he and Kanter combined for all the points in a 9-0 run. Soon after, a 12-2 spurt extended the lead to 72-50.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn missed its chance to even the all-time series, which the Knicks lead 95-93. … Russell was the only Nets starter in double figures.Knicks: Willy Hernangomez, an All-Rookie selection last season who had played just 15 minutes in the first three games — sitting out one entirely — got in during the first half and finished with four points. … It was the Knicks’ most lopsided victory since beating Phoenix 128-97 on March 9, 2016. Their largest win last season was 16 points.BACKBOARD BEATINGThe Knicks outrebounded the Nets 55-34, racking up a 31-6 edge in second-chance points. “They played harder than us. They killed us on second-chance points,” swingman Allen Crabbe said. “You’re just not giving yourself a chance.”BROOKLYN BUYERJoseph Tsai, the executive vice president of the Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company, has agreed to purchase a 49 percent stake of the Nets from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov , with the option to become controlling owner in four years, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Friday. Prokhorov, who bought the team in 2010 and oversaw its move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, will eventually become the minority owner, retaining 20 percent of the franchise after Tsai takes control in 2021. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “It was important because obviously it was our first win, but I think the most important thing in all of these three losses, we stick together,” center Enes Kanter said. “We stick together in every practice, we practice really hard and then tonight it was all about defense and we did a great job.”D’Angelo Russell returned from a one-game absence with 15 points for the Nets, who looked nothing like the team that beat Eastern Conference champion Cleveland two nights earlier.They came in averaging 121.2 points and had reached 110 in each of their first five games, but shot just 40.5 percent from the field against their city rivals.“They were the more energetic team,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “They were the more physical team. They were denying us left and right. We couldn’t handle their pressure. We were lethargic and we paid for it.”Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek gave veteran Jarrett Jack his first start at point guard and he responded with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. Ntilikina, who has been injured for much of the time since former president Phil Jackson made him the No. 8 overall draft pick, then picked up the backup minutes and played well.ADVERTISEMENT “It was great. We had a great game and I think the fans liked it,” Ntilikina said.Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and nine rebounds, and Ntilikina finished with nine points as the Knicks became the last team in the league to get a win this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey did it with a surprisingly strong defensive effort that shut down the NBA’s highest-scoring team, holding the Nets about 35 points below their average.New York blew it open with a 25-6 run in the third quarter that turned a three-point lead into a 72-50 cushion and coasted from there after three straight losses that followed a winless preseason. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

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FEU completes Final 4 cast with Adamson win; UP out

first_imgBelingon looks forward to title rematch against Fernandes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I told them to don’t think about the first game, don’t event hink about the Final Four, just think about this game.”Arvin Tolentino led the Tamaraws 14 points while Prince Orizu had 10 points, 12 boards, and two blocks.Rob Manalang had 15 points to lead Adamson while Papi Sarr had 10 points and seven rebounds.Adamson lost two main players in Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerie Pingoy, who got hurt during the duration of the game.Ahanmisi left the floor just before halftime and did not return to play for the remainder of the match while Pingoy sprained his left ankle with 5:22 left in the game after landing on Jasper Parker’s foot.ADVERTISEMENT Although its lead wasn’t threatened in the fourth, FEU still made sure that Adamson didn’t put its Final Four aspirations at risk.The Tamaraws clamped down on the Falcons and mounted a 10-4 closing run with Prince Orizu capping it off with a three-point play 2:02 left in the game that gave FEU a 69-54 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I have to hand it to them, they never gave up, they really had this immense fortitude that they wanted to go to the Final Four,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela, who reminded his team not to be distracted by the implication of their game.UP needed Adamson to win get a playoff for the no. 4 spot against FEU, and Racela told his team not to think about the Fighting Maroons. View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rounded out the Final Four cast of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after dragging Adamson University to the ground, 71-54, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The fourth-seeded Tamaraws ended their elimination campaign with a 7-7 record and ultimately ousted no. 5 University of the Philippines (6-8) from the semifinal race.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

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Austin Cook wins at Sea Island, earns trip to Masters

first_imgHowever, Spaun bogeyed No. 17 when he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker, and Cook birdied No. 15 with a 4-footer and No. 17 with a 15-footer to seal the victory.Spaun’s birdie at No. 16 could have put him into a tie for the lead but he missed a 4-foot birdie attempt on the previous hole.“That (Spaun’s miss at No. 15) was big,” said Cook, who said he’s an obsessive leaderboard-watcher and knew exactly when Spaun had come within a shot.Cook, who has Gay’s former caddie, Kip Henley, carrying his bag, never slipped after a bogey at the second hole, just his second of the week. He missed only two fairways in the final round and made par after four of his five missed greens. He led the field in scrambling, converting 11 of 12 pars after missing greens, and tied for fourth by hitting 48 of 56 fairways.“With Kip on the bag, he was able to keep me in the moment and keep me pressing instead of playing conservative,” Cook said. “There was a lot of stuff going on, mostly up here (tapping his head). My ball-striking was great and for the most part, my putting was great. Holding the nerves down, playing a good round in these conditions. … I’m so happy.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The PGA Tour rookie held off veterans Brian Gay, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner and Brian Harman on Sunday at the chilly, windy Sea Island Club’s Seaside Course.Cook closed with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over J.J. Spaun. The victory in the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year gave Cook a spot in the Masters next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was definitely exciting … real brutal with the wind,” Cook said. “I got off to a slow start but I was able to keep my head level and know there was a lot of golf to be played. With the wind and those conditions, a lot could happen.”Cook birdied three of his last four holes after the three-shot lead he began the day with slipped to one over Spaun. Cook made a 14-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to finish at 21-under 261. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets Spaun shot a 66.Gay, the oldest contender of the week at 45, eagled the par-4 18th hole from 161 yards with a 9-iron to break out of a five-way tie for third and finish at 16 under. He shot 68.Kirk (71) and Kisner (68), past winners of the tournament, St. Simons Island resident Brian Harman (65) and Andrew Landry (67) tied for fourth at 14 under.Cook, the 26-year-old from Little Rock, earned $1,116,000 and improved to third on the FedEx Cup points list.It’s the second year in a row that a rookie won the RSM Classic. Mac Hughes survived a five-way playoff to capture the title last year in a Monday finish.Spaun, a stocky former University of San Diego player, made the biggest move of the day and twice cut Cook’s lead to one shot — the last time on an 8-foot birdie putt at the par-4 16th.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Austin Cook celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the RSM Classic golf tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA Tour winners all day at the RSM Classic.Now the Arkansas player is one of them.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Rockets beat Mavericks for 8th straight win

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., bottom and forward Doug McDermott, left, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 25 and the Houston Rockets easily handled the short-handed Dallas Mavericks to get a 104-97 win on Sunday night.The Rockets have won eight straight and 12 of 13.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next The Rockets led for most of the game, but the Mavericks kept it close until a couple of runs in the third quarter allowed Houston to pull away.They were up by 12 to start the fourth quarter and led 93-77 after four straight points by Nene early in the quarter. Yogi Ferrell had the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer he made before crashing to the ground as he was fouled, to cut the lead to 93-84 with about eight minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston scored the next five points, with a basket from Paul just before the shot clock expired followed by a 3 from Harden that spurred Dallas coach Rick Carlisle to call a timeout with about six minutes left.But the Mavericks, who were playing their first game this season without Dirk Nowitzki, didn’t threaten again and most of the Rockets’ starters were soon on the bench with the game in hand. Houston got back on track after that, using an 8-2 spurt to make it 84-73 with less than a minute left in the quarter. Eric Gordon got things going in that stretch with a 3-pointer, and Paul scored the last five points.Ferrell added a basket for Dallas after that, but Gordon capped the third quarter with another 3 to leave Houston up 87-75 entering the fourth.Houston led 57-55 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki stayed in Dallas because of a swollen left ankle. … Wesley Matthews didn’t make the trip because of tightness in his lower back.Rockets: Trevor Ariza missed his seventh straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Clint Capela added 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.UP NEXTMavericks: Host Sacramento on Tuesday.Rockets: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday. Paul had nine assists and eight rebounds and Harden had five assists and six rebounds.Ferrell scored 20 points for the Mavs, who have lost eight of 10. Dwight Powell had 18 points and 12 rebounds.The Rockets were up by two early in the third quarter when they used an 8-2 run to make it 68-60 with about 8½ minutes left in the quarter.Powell scored four points in a row later in the third to get Dallas within 5. Harden made two free throws after that before both teams went cold, with nobody scoring for the next 2½ minutes.Maximilian Kleber ended the drought with an alley-oop to cut the lead to 76-71 with about three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Floorball Association kicked off PFL season 2017-2018 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City View commentslast_img read more

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Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments “They are able to also carry others, the kids coming behind them look up to them,” the 44-year-old prince said.Can the royal visit extend to super-G on Friday, where more Norwegian medals are expected?“No,” he said, “unfortunately not.” How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it There would have been no royal presence had downhill been raced last Sunday as intended.“They changed the program,” the crown prince said. “But we were very happy today. It’s really quite impressive that they’re able to perform at their very best in the Olympics when the stakes are highest.”Svindal’s second career Olympic gold medal was also his fourth medal in total. He and close friend Jansrud also shared a podium when taking bronze and silver, respectively, in giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Jansrud also now has four career Olympic medals, including bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympic downhill.Crown Prince Haakon said the popular racers were “very nice guys” who were “very good at building teams.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, center, poses for photos flanked by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, gold, left and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, silver, right, for the men’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)JEONGSEON, South Korea — Inadvertently, the Crown Prince of Norway picked a good day to head up the mountain to watch Alpine skiing.The heir to the throne was in attendance Thursday when Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud took gold and silver in the men’s downhill — one of the marquee events at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We were supposed to see super-G today,” Crown Prince Haakon told The Associated Press minutes after joining a jubilant victory photograph with the winning team. “It’s been a good race, a good day.”The original plan made sense. Certainly before the Alpine schedule was blown off course by fierce winds at the blustery Pyeongchang Games. The men’s super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday and it is an event Norway dominates — four straight Olympic titles, including gold for Svindal in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen Jansrud won super-G four years ago, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was at the course in Russia to watch.In downhill, however, Norway had never won, and took silver at four of the past six Winter Games. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Citylast_img read more

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Ginebra outlasts Rain or Shine in 3OT, clinches fourth spot

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Game 3 hero SJ Belangel takes inspiration from Mike Nieto Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra vs Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra had to trudge through three overtime periods to beat Rain or Shine, 100-92, and secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite both teams ending up with identical 6-5 cards, the victory propelled the Gin Kings to the fourth seed in the standings because of quotient advantage and set up a best-of-three series against, incidentally, the fifth place Elasto Painters starting on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Ginebra had parts in the conference where they played without Joe Devance, Sol Mercado, and Greg Slaughter due to injuries and the victory symbolized a huge sigh of relief for Ginebra. “This is the first good thing that happened to us all conference long and it took us a triple overtime game to do it against a team that really didn’t have much to play for,” said Cone. “We lost Joe and Sol earlier and they’re struggling to come back from their injuries, and we lost Greg in some key games.”Japeth Aguilar led Ginebra with 30 points, 17 boards, and five assists while LA Tenorio added 20 points. Beau Belga had 17 points, six boards, and five assists to lead the Elasto Painters while Gabe Norwood finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Ginebra win also eliminated Blackwater in the process and allowed TNT to get a crack at the final playoff berth against Phoenix on Sunday.With Ginebra leading 94-92, Rain or Shine had four chances to either force the tie or the lead but Maverick Ahanmisi and Raymond Almazan bricked their free throws with 55 seconds left in the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJervy Cruz then promptly punished the Elasto Painters with a dagger of a baseline jumper that gave the Gin Kings a 96-92 buffer with 34 seconds left. After the grinding victory, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said the victory was a Godsend for them. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Creamline overcomes gutsy Bali Pure in extended fourth set

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ivy Remulla came through in the clutch and ended the painstakingly long fourth period with a block on Jorelle Singh and that capped off the Cool Smashers three-point spurt to finish the match.Creamline skipper Alyssa Valdez said everything boiled down to her team’s will to win as they tried to fend off the Water Defenders in the final points of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I think it just came down to who had the biggest heart, and I think the breaks of the game also helped us,” said Valdez. “And, because the two teams have so many similarities, and I really think the breaks of the game went in our favor.”“Both teams have talented setters in Jia [Morado] and Jasmine [Nabor], talented liberos in Lizlee [Pantone], Alyssa [Eroa], and Angela [Nunag].” China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Valdez’ 37 points to lead Creamline was her highest in the league since she exploded for 39 points two conferences back.Rosemari Vargas also dished out some punishment for the Cool Smashers as she finished with 19 points while Pau Soriano added 14.Grethcel Soltones led Bali Pure with 18 points while Risa Sato added 14.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roces rues lack of teamwork as BanKo Perlas remains winless LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline fought tooth and nail to dispel pesky Bali Pure in four long sets, 25-20, 28-30, 25-19, 31-29, to keep its strong push in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers are now at 2-0 while the Water Defenders are at level 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo expecting fourth child with girlfriend

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next season View commentscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Cristiano Ronaldo introduces his twinsCristiano Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid — club boss National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo pose with Ronaldo’s eldest son. Image: Screen grab via Instagram/@georginarodriguezofficialFootball great Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that his girlfriend, Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant.The pair have been dating since 2016. When Spanish publication El Mundo asked Ronaldo, 32, if he was happy about his 22-year-old partner’s pregnancy, he said, “Yes, very.”ADVERTISEMENT This will be Ronaldo’s fourth child and Rodriguez’s first.In 2010, he took full custody of his first son named Cristiano whose mother’s identity has remained anonymous.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsImage: Screen grab via Instagram/@cristianoThe Real Madrid and Portugal star player welcomed twins Eva and Mateo by a surrogate mother in June 2017. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:last_img read more

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PH archers miss shot at third medal

first_imgPH bets Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Amaya Cojuangco during the semifinals of Mixed Team Compound archery in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines narrowly missed a medal in archery mixed compound after back-to-back jolting match-play defeats Friday at Synthetic Turf Field inside KL Sports City.Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Amaya Paz-Cojuangco handily made it to the semifinals after a 156-150 win over Laos in the eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES That heightened expectations of another medal from the sport that already brought two bronzes the previous days but the Filipino archers fell short this time.“We didn’t make it. It’s not our day. They shot way better than us today,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz who bagged the individual bronze and shared another with men’s team.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 openingLeading in the opening end, Dela Cruz and Cojuangco witnessed a steely-nerved Myanmar pair finishing them off in the suspense-filled shoot out. They finished the six ends tied at 154.Stunned, the Philippines thus fell into bronze medal match-up facing Vietnam, which prevailed, 159-155. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Paz-Cojuangco, who was four-time champion here, could not contain her emotions after that heart breaking losses and had to excuse herself at the back of the field.The Philippines still has golden chances in recurve which will begin on Aug. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Navarro heats up late, lifts San Sebastian past EAC 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. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

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Culture fest to light up the Games

first_imgGet set for a cultural extravaganza as Delhi will host a series of programmes on art, culture, cinema, heritage and cuisine in the next two months to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.On the platter are plays featuring Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Tom Alter, ghazal performances by Jagjit Singh, mushairas by Nida Fazli and Gulzar besides performances by Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher and Mohit Chauhan among others.”It is going to be an iconic festival in the history of art and culture and of Delhi,” chief minister Sheila Dikshit said while launching a cultural calendar for the mega event on Monday.”We will present a huge number of programmes to cater to everybody’s taste. Top performers from across the country will participate in the programmes,” she added.The festival, ‘Delhi Celebrates’, will showcase to the world India’s unique cultural heritage and traditions.Fifteen different agencies, including the Delhi government, the ministry of culture, the Archaeological Survey of India, the National School of Drama and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts are organising the festival.Secretary of the Union ministry of culture Jawhar Sircar said ‘Delhi Celebrates’ will be the largest single exposition of culture in the history of India.”Different organisations have come together and finalised the programmes under the guidance of Dikshit as desired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” he said.Sircar said the Delhi government should consider hosting a festival similar to ‘Delhi Celebrates’ every year. The festival will kick-start on Tuesday at Dilli Haat, where all the states will present their cultural events. This will conclude on November 4.advertisementTheatre lovers can feast on celebrated plays such as Kaifi aur Main featuring Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi and Ghalib featuring Tom Alter.Lovers of mushairas , ghazals and qawwalis can also savour performances by some of the best artistes at Town Hall in Chandni Chowk.last_img read more

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