IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

first_imgWith Africa the IOC’s preferred choice to host its first Youth Olympics, Botswana, Nigeria and Senegal are also in contention.Bach also declined to comment in detail on a criminal investigation in Austria of the International Biathlon Union.The IBU’s longtime president and CEO-like general secretary left his role last month after being implicated in bribery, fraud and the covering up of Russian doping cases from 2012 through the 2017 world championships, held in Austria.Meanwhile, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation department has provided information ahead of police raids in three countries. A lawyer for Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said the former Moscow laboratory director helped the probe.Bach said the IOC had not been approached for help by law enforcement agencies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boxing, though, will stay on the events program for the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October.One condition of featuring in Argentina will be giving the IOC more details on the way judges are chosen, Bach said.Governments who “clearly abuse sport for their political purposes” were criticized, as Bach noted a case last month of a Tunisian court blocking four Israelis from competing at the taekwondo junior world championships.The IOC has now put on ice Tunisia’s interest in hosting the 2022 Youth Olympics.The freeze will continue until Tunisian officials can guarantee Government cooperation in allowing all athletes to compete.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Triumph over adversity MOST READ International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/KEYSTONE via AP)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport’s governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, has been in financial turmoil, faced claims of fixed bouts at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, and now has an interim president linked to organized crime.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES 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 International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said issues remained over “governance, financial and sporting integrity” at the Lausanne-based boxing organization.The IOC executive board warned AIBA about its Olympic status in February, and a recent update report “still lacks substance,” said Bach as he asked for a fresh update before the next board meeting in July.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBach cites “serious factual issues” as well as concerns about AIBA’s leader. The U.S. Treasury Department has said interim president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan was involved in heroin trading and froze assets he held in American jurisdiction.“It’s not a personal matter, at least not only a personal matter,” Bach said of the IOC’s concerns, which included a freeze on Olympic funding since December. View commentslast_img read more

Newcastle signs goalkeeper Dubravka on permanent deal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Djokovic discusses lack of confidence after French Open win Newcastle says Dubravka signed a contract until June 2022.The goalkeeper had an impressive debut for Newcastle in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United and played 12 league matches overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNewcastle manager Rafa Benítez says: “We’re delighted to finalize the permanent signing of Martin to Newcastle United today. Ever since he arrived with us on loan he has shown a fantastic attitude and great work ethic, and of course we have been very impressed with his performances for us on the pitch last season.”Dubravka has played 10 internationals for Slovakia.center_img In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, MSK Zilina’s Martin Dubravka makes a save during their Champions League group F soccer match against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge stadium, London. Newcastle has completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague. Sparta and Newcastle confirmed the transfer on Wednesday after the Premier League club activated an option to sign the 29-year-old Slovak, who joined the Magpies on loan in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)PRAGUE — Newcastle has completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague.Sparta and Newcastle confirmed the transfer on Wednesday after the Premier League club activated an option to sign the 29-year-old Slovak, who joined the Magpies on loan in January.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

7 small airlines seek relief from LAX rent increases

first_imgAn alliance of low-cost airlines has appealed for federal help in its ongoing feud with Los Angeles International Airport, warning that a recent move to sharply increase terminal rents will ultimately cost travelers. The seven airlines described the rent hikes as unjust and unlawful in a formal complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The complaint opens a second front in a fight between LAX and some of its biggest air carriers. The airport already faces a federal lawsuit from three other airlines over the rent increases. The stakes are high: LAX managers want to collect hundreds of millions more dollars in the coming years to help offset the rising costs of running and improving the airport. Some airlines locked in their rates years ago with long-term leases. But the seven airlines that filed the federal complaint – Alaska, AirTran, ATA, Frontier, Midwest, Southwest and U.S. Airways – are on month-to-month leases with no such protections. The seven airlines estimate that the total amount of rent they pay will shoot from $20 million last year to $56 million this year. The higher rents were due to start this month. LAX officials argue that the higher rents amount to about $5 more per passenger. Even with the higher rates, they say, LAX remains a cheaper place to land than some other big airports. The airlines sent their complaint to the Department of Transportation late Friday, along with hundreds of pages of supporting documents. They asked the department to nullify the rent increases; a final ruling should come within about three months. (310) 543-6649160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a statement issued Tuesday, the Los Angeles airport agency, Los Angeles World Airports, said it had been subsidizing the airlines at LAX for too long. Airline officials, though, said the airport had gone too far. “These are egregious hikes to our rents that put us at a cost disadvantage with other carriers,” said Caroline Boren, a spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines. Airlines at LAX pay a base rent for the gates and concourses they use, as well as extra fees for keeping up the common areas and to cover other shared costs. Airport commissioners rewrote the leasing policy late last year, raising fees and, in some cases, nearly tripling rents. last_img read more

Why Man City could help Arsenal replace Vermaelen

first_img talkSPORT explains why Matija Nastasic could be a good Thomas Vermaelen replacement for Arsenal 1 Thomas Vermaelen is likely to leave Arsenal soon and the Gunners will be actively seeking a replacement, and one name being suggested today lies fairly close to home.Manchester City’s Matija Nastasic has struggled to tie down a regular place in the club’s starting eleven since arriving two years ago, and with the champions looking to offload one of their foreign stars to meet a strict Champions League quota, the Serb could be a genuine candidate to leave. That’s good news for Arsenal, as the stats suggest he is the man to fill the void.Nastasic’s first year in English football featured highs and lows, but even then, his performances weren’t a million miles away from Vermaelen’s. Looking at both the Premier League and Champions League in the 2012/13 season, the two defenders are quite comparable.That year Nastasic won 80 aerial duels compared to Vermaelen’s 85, for example. He also performed similarly in his tackling, with 35 won compared to 39 from the Belgian. His passing accuracy, meanwhile, was virtually identical, with the Serb completing 86.85 per cent of passes compared to the Arsenal man’s 86.29 per cent. He even committed a similar number of fouls, with 24 to Vermaelen’s 28.There were some discrepancies. Vermaelen blocked significantly more shots (21 to Nastasic’s 15), won more duels overall (176 to 131) and made far more clearances (176 to 153). Keeping in mind that Nastasic was playing his first season in England, however, he doesn’t fare badly in comparison to Vermaelen, a veteran of four Premier League seasons by that stage.The good news for Arsenal fans is that, statistically, Nastasic has subsequently improved to the degree that he now outperforms the Belgian. Last season he made 12 blocks to Vermaelen’s two, for example. He also won 123 duels compared to the Arsenal man’s 61, and made 107 clearances while Vermaelen managed 84.With tackling it’s a similar story. Nastasic won 22, Vermaelen won 12. His passing is still slightly more accurate, too, completing 91.05 per cent (Vermaelen succeeded with 90.05 per cent of passes). The only area he still hasn’t managed to better Vermaelen in is his discipline as he committed 27 fouls compared to 10 by his opposite number.All in, the stats tell us that Nastasic and Vermaelen are quite similar players in terms of the way they defend. Considering both can operate at left back as well as in the middle of defence, the similarities continue. It’s no surprise Arsenal are considering moving for the Serbian should their current stopper depart.The fact the numbers from last season suggest Nastasic could even be a marginal improvement on Vermaelen are also encouraging and still only 21 years old, he could yet get better. Nastasic may not be the most exciting signing on paper, but he could prove to be the ideal replacement for Vermaelen, acting initially as a squad player and keeping pressure on the pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.Gooners, are you convinced? Could Nastasic be a decent replacement for Vermaelen? Let us know below…last_img read more

Michael Ruse Balances the Scales in Creation-Evolution Conflict

first_imgSahotra Sarkar seems in a bit of dilemma about how to treat Michael Ruse’s new book, The Evolution-Creation Struggle (Harvard, 2005).  In his review of the book in Science,1 Sarkar knew that Ruse is an important ally in the fight against intelligent design (see 02/18/2003 entry), but he seemed a little bit put off by Ruse’s distinction between evolution and evolutionism.  Ruse is brazen in his claim that most evolutionists have made a religion out of the theory.  Sarkar begins,In this timely book, Michael Ruse interprets the last 200 years of conflict between biology and religion as a struggle between evolutionism and creationism.  Evolutionism is not merely an endorsement of the scientific theory of evolution.  It consists of “the whole metaphysical or ideological picture built around or on evolution,” including a belief in progress and attempts to reduce cultural and ethical values to evolutionary biology.  As such, it constitutes a “secular religion.”  Thus, for Ruse (a philosopher of science at Florida State University), the debate over creationism is more a conflict between two religions than one between religion and science.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Since such a position seems to discredit the natural scientists’ endeavors to investigate the evolutionary roots of ethics and behavior, including altruism and sexual mores, Sarkar appears to take issue with this claim, but only with kid gloves.  Most of his review is a dispassionate discussion of the contents of the book with only minor criticisms about omissions or misplaced emphases.  For instance, look how he describes Ruse’s depiction of evolutionary theory in the 19th and early 20th century as more religious rhetoric than sound science:The Enlightenment offered a vision of progress based on human effort.  The emerging pre-Darwinian views of evolution (such as those of Erasmus Darwin, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, and Robert Chambers), although hardly professional science, co-opted this vision in their accounts of organic change.    Charles Darwin, in contrast, attempted to convert evolution into science by elaborating a material mechanism for it—natural selection.  Darwin was at best ambivalent about the ideology of progress.  (Alfred Russell Wallace was more convinced of its reality—strangely, he receives scant attention in Ruse’s story.)  Moreover, natural selection acting on blind variation was antithetical to the idea of progress with its implied directionality.  In spite of Darwin’s efforts, Ruse argues, evolution did not become established as a professional science in the 19th century or even during the first two decades of the 20th.  Instead, it remained popular science.  Given the generally accepted ideology of progress, natural selection was often abandoned in favor of directional mechanisms of organic change. According to Ruse, during this period, almost all of those who endorsed evolution also endorsed evolutionism.  The social Darwinism of the late 19th century only exemplifies the worst excesses of such an evolutionism.Nothing but objective reporting so far.  But then, Sarkar gets a little riled when Ruse depicts the cult of progress continuing unabated through the formation of neo-Darwinian theory in the 1930s and beyond:On Ruse’s account, evolution became a professional science following the modern synthesis of the late 1920s and 1930s.  Ruse argues, though not very convincingly, that the architects of the synthesis continued to uphold an ideology of progress and endorse evolutionism.  He ignores the fact that, with the exception of R. A. Fisher, these architects largely rejected attempts to deploy evolution in the political arena.   (Some, such as J. B. S. Haldane, whom Ruse ignores, often explicitly rejected progress.)  Ruse’s sketch of contemporary evolutionary theory is also idiosyncratic,  with sociobiology presented as that theory’s most significant achievement.  Because the sociobiologists W. D. Hamilton and Edward O. Wilson are the heroes of this story, Ruse claims that contemporary evolutionary biology endorses evolutionism and not merely evolution.That seems too much to take.  Yet Sarkar is careful not to alienate his ally.  While finding something to praise, he gently scolds Ruse for providing only “an unfortunate whimper” instead of a triumphant charge to inspire the pro-evolution scientists in their battles against creationists:The final chapters of The Evolution-Creation Struggle turn all too briefly to the contemporary debates over creationism.  Ruse offers a short and cogent critique of intelligent design that concentrates on its failure to spawn any serious scientific research.2  But the book ends with an unfortunate whimper: we are told that we should try to understand the other side; we are not told how Ruse’s understanding of that side will help us prevent the reintroduction of religion in our science classes.1Sahotra Sarkar, “Evolution and Religion: Seeing Similarities,” Science, Vol 309, Issue 5734, 560 , 22 July 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1115782].  For another review, see the 05/06/2005 entry.2For contrary evidence, see the 06/25/2005 entry.Wow: this is quite telling.  Michael Ruse seems to be evolving toward rapprochement with I.D. with each new book.  Although he has been adamant against the cult of progress for quite awhile (see 06/12/2003 commentary), he is making even more startling claims now: (1) most historical evolutionists were more religious than scientific in their embrace of the cult of progress; (2) evolutionism is just as religious as Christianity, (3) the religion of evolutionism continues to the present day, and (4) evolutionists need to understand the other side.  Point (1) is clear to any halfway objective historian of science and should not be all that controversial.  But points 2, 3, and 4, though flimsy concessions from a creationist view, are almost fighting words to an evolutionist.    To maintain their hegemony, the Darwin Party needs its supporters to be devoted to the doctrine that their position is based on science, not religion.  They need to keep the onus of religion on the other side where it can be swept aside as faith-based, irrational, dogmatic and irrelevant.  It must sting like acid for them to hear a Party member claim their views are just as religious as that of their opponents, and that we should try to “understand” the other side instead of fighting them with the full arsenal of Big Science.    Based on this review, this new book by Ruse must be highly disappointing to those who have lived with the religion-vs-science paradigm embedded in their heads since high school biology class.  If Ruse keeps this up, it won’t be long before the Party condemns him as a heretic and throws him overboard.  If that happens, the creationists and ID community need to be prepared to rescue him and show him what true Christian (unevolved, real) altruism is like (see 06/12/2003 commentary).  They need to provide him clean, clear designer glasses with which to see the world in a new light, a revelation that brings joy, thankfulness and meaning.    Undoubtedly the softening of Ruse’s hardline position is partly due to his historical research into the unsavory personalities and empty lives of some of Darwinism’s staunchest bulldogs (see 09/02/2004 entry) compared to the friendliness and logic of I.D. supporters with whom he has interacted, like Phillip Johnson.  Creationists need to be careful not to shoot those waving a white flag.  Some of the best allies for design-based science, like Dean Kenyon and Richard Lumsden, were once adamant evolutionists.  Give people space to see the light.  Whether they do or not, keep those Christian graces shining through.  Who knows; maybe Eugenie Scott will be next (see 05/25/2005 entry).(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Develop a Financial Margin of Safety

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, oneill@aesop.rutgers.eduThis post describes small steps that people can take to create a margin of safety (a.k.a., a buffer or a cushion) for their personal finances. According to author and productivity expert, James Clear, the term “margin of safety” is an engineering concept used to describe the ability of a system to withstand loads that are greater than expected.For example, imagine that someone is building a bridge and the maximum weight for a commercial truck carrying a full load is around 80,000 pounds. An engineer on the project would build a bridge that can safely carry vehicles weighing far more than the maximum weight, just to be on the safe side.A margin of safety is crucial, not only in the world of bridges and construction, but also in many areas of everyday life. Having a “cushion” helps people deal with unforeseen problems and deal with life’s inevitable challenges. An example is shoveling a wide swath of snow from your driveway in case there is even more snow coming from another snowstorm before the first round of snow can melt. The way that people schedule their time is another example of the “margin of safety” concept. For example, if it takes 30 minutes on a day with “normal” traffic to get to work, you might leave 45 minutes ahead of time “just in case.” Finance, money management, margin of safety Return to article. Long Descriptionstevepb/, CC0The “margin of safety” concept can also be applied to ways that people handle their personal finances. Below are five strategies to increase your financial margin of safety:Live Below Your MeansPeople who spend less than they earn have a cash cushion to weather the unexpected. Not only do they have positive cash flow (income greater than expenses), but they likely have accumulated some savings by living frugally and setting aside some of their extra cash. Those who are able to live on, say, 60% to 80% of their income can handle more financial stress than others who cannot.Build Adequate Emergency ReservesAn adequate emergency fund provides a margin of safety against unexpected events such as accidents and unemployment. Financial experts recommend setting aside three to six months expenses (e.g. $6,000 to $12,000 with monthly expenses of $2,000). Many households do not come anywhere near this amount, however, so today is a good day to start building emergency reserves.Any savings is better than none. Clear notes, “The bigger the buffer, the more chaos you can handle.” Pay Off DebtDebt is an albatross around personal finances. The sooner it is paid off, the more “wiggle room” people have to handle life events. Aim to pay off outstanding credit card debt in a year or less. The PowerPay debt reduction program from Utah State University Extension (see can create an accelerated debt repayment plan. Also, aim to make a final mortgage payment before retirement.Purchase Adequate InsuranceSometimes negative life events are so costly that, even with savings, people cannot afford to pay for them out of pocket. Examples include a cancer diagnosis or the inability to work for two years due to disability from a severe auto accident. This is where insurance comes in because the risk of loss is transferred to a third party (insurance company) in exchange for payment of a premium.Arrange Contingency OptionsExamples of planning for financial contingencies include having a line of credit for small business owners and freelancers to bridge gaps in their irregular cash flow, reverse mortgages as a financial planning tool (e.g., to delay the receipt of Social Security benefits so they will be larger), and preparing current estate planning documents (e.g., a will and advanced directive documents such as living will and durable power of attorney for health care).Want to take small steps to improve your personal finances? Take action today to build your financial margin of safety. Every small step that you take to prepare for life’s inevitable “bumps in the road” makes a difference. For examples of factors that promote resilience in times of financial stress, take this quiz.last_img read more

SAD seeks withdrawal of new history book chapters

first_imgThe Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday demanded an immediate withdrawal of the newly released chapters of the Class XII history book of the Punjab School Education Board, alleging that it contains distorted history related to the Sikh faith and Sikh gurus.Former Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said the new chapters, which had been released online, have numerous mistakes and factual errors.“An attempt has been made to distort historical facts pertaining to Sikh gurus and objectionable observations about Sikh dharmic granths (religious books),” alleged Mr. Cheema, adding that Education Minister O.P. Soni should be sacked from the Cabinet and PSEB Chairman Manohar Kant Kalohia removed from his post.Mr. Cheema said the Sikh panth would never allow the Congress government to play with the history of Sikhism as well as that of the State. “If the chapters are not withdrawn immediately the Akali Dal would launch an agitation on this issue,” he said.‘Wrong facts’“It seems the Congress government wants to deprive the younger generations of their history and culture by putting misleading and wrong facts about Guru Sahibans and Sikh religion in their history books,” he said, adding that there are numerous wrong facts in the third and fifth chapters of the modified history book.last_img read more

Indian-Origin Man Among Retail Store Operators Fined for Underpaying Indian Workers in Australia

first_imgOperators of a 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane, including an Indian-origin manager and part-owner, have been penalized for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to try to cover it up by the Australian Federal Circuit Court, the Fair Work Ombudsman said in a statement on June 5.Avinash Pratap Singh, the manager and part-owner of the 7-Eleven fuel outlet, in East Brisbane, has been penalized A$32,130. A company that Singh is a director of — S & A Enterprises (QLD) Pty Ltd — has been penalized an additional amount of $160,650. In addition to imposing the penalties, the judge ordered Singh and S & A Enterprises to pay A$2747 in Fair Work Ombudsman legal costs.“S & A Enterprises was also ordered by the court to commission an audit of its compliance with workplace laws. It was also asked to resolve any non-compliance issues discovered and to display an in-store notice containing information about minimum employee entitlements,” the statement said.Following media reports about the outlet in 2015, Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors investigated the outlet and subsequent legal action was taken by the Fair Work Ombudsman.Inspectors found that the employees were two international students from India in their mid-20s, who had been underpaid a total of A$5593 for short periods of work in 2014.“One employee was underpaid A$4439, which was 25 per cent of his entitlement, over a five-month period, while the other was underpaid A$1154, which was 41 per cent of his entitlement, over a seven-week period. The underpayments have been rectified,” the statement added.Singh and S & A Enterprises admitted in court that they paid the employees flat hourly rates as low as $14.14 an hour, resulting in the underpayment of minimum hourly rates, overtime rates and penalty rates for weekend and public holiday work.Singh and S & A Enterprises also made false entries into the 7-Eleven head office payroll system and the company knowingly provided false time-and-wage records to Fair Work Ombudsman.“Entering of inaccurate hours and pay rates into the payroll system created records that appeared to show that the employees were paid at the rates of pay prescribed by the modern award, including penalty rates and overtime rates of pay, which actually bore no relation to their hours of work or actual hourly rates,” said judge Salvatore Vasta.The Fair Work Ombudsman had to use fuel dip and cash register sign-in and sign-out records to assess the employees’ correct hours of work. Singh and the company also flouted workplace laws by failing to fully comply with two Notices to Produce issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.Recently, a cleaning company was fined A$132,217 by the Federal Circuit Court for underpaying overseas workers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2014. The Australian court also imposed a fine on two Indian former owners of the company which subcontracted overseas workers to the cleaning company. Related ItemsAustraliabrisbaneFair Work Ombudsmanlast_img read more

LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Cleveland also picked up 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Jeff Green in the offseason.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old James, who just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third straight NBA Finals two months ago, will be in the country on Sept. 2 for his “Strive for Greatness Show” which will be held at Mall of Asia Arena.James was supposed to visit Manila in September 2016 but cancelled the stop due to logistical reasons.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 openingThe two-time Olympic gold medalist is looking to bring another title in Cleveland in the coming season, but with a different-looking squad.The Cavaliers, who yielded the championship to the Golden State Warriors in five games, just swapped its All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for another stud in Isaiah Thomas, quality role player in Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first round pick from the Brooklyn Nets. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James is set to return to Manila.James, who is arguably the best basketball player in the world today, is making his third visit to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:151.108M crowd estimate at Manila North Cemetery since Oct. 30 to Nov. 201:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:49Robredo: 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more