first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pickNBA: Lakers’ Russell, Ingram plan to reach out to Kobe this off seasonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, right, drives past Sacramento Kings’ Arron Afflalo . (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Los Angeles Lakers’ roster is undeniably filled with youthful but raw talent at the moment.The team’s young nucleus certainly brings a ray of promise to the storied franchise, but Laker legend and current team president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson is open to trading their core if the right deal comes along.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes WATCH: ‘Major Pain’ Eric Menk rides jeep for first time LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Well, except for one gangly yet promising forward.In a recent interview with ESPN, Magic said he considers last year’s number two pick, Brandon Ingram, “untouchable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I would say probably the only player that we would say, hey, we would probably not move is Brandon Ingram,” the player-turned-executive told ESPN Los Angeles in a radio interview.The blue chip prospect out of Duke started off slow out of the gates during his rookie campaign, but gradually made an impact for the Purple and Gold as the season progressed. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ “I think that we’re excited about Brandon, his length, his size, his agility, his athleticism,” Johnson described his 19-year-old potential star.“And then when you think about, you know, he was a baby coming in, in his first year last season and we see that he really has a high ceiling and we’re excited about what he can possibly turn into,” he added.Over the course of 79 regular season games, Ingram finished the season with modest averages of 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists. With his maiden year out of the way, the lanky wingman is expected to command a bigger role with the team next season.Meanwhile, more help is expected to come to the Lakers, as they currently hold the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft next month. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img

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first_imgCEU 100 – Guinitaran 24, Aquino 18, Wamar 16, Casiño 14, Cruz 10, Uri 8, Fuentes 6, Baconcon 2, Saber 2, Arim 0, Intic 0, Jeruta 0, Manlangit 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 96 – Avenido 28, Parala 17, Cawaling 13, Acuña 11, Padilla 11, Montuano 10, Vidal 3, Acibar 2, Knuttel 1, Arellano 0, Dadjilul 0.Quarters: 17-30, 45-47, 83-66, 100-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We really talked to him and told him that his confidence must start from himself,” said coach Yong Garcia of Guinitaran.Orlan Wamar also found his stroke from the outside as he shot 4-of-7 from downtown to wound up with 16 markers, on top of 11 assists and five rebounds.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 starsArt Aquino added 18 points, four boards, and three assists, while JK Casiño nabbed 14 markers, three rebounds, and two dimes in the victory.CEU dug itself from a 30-17 first quarter hole and went on a rampage in the third quarter, unleashing 38 points in the frame to take an 83-66 lead. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Rich Guinitaran. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University didn’t really need Rod Ebondo to escape Gamboa Coffee Mix, 100-96, Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Congolese big man recovering from a battle with pneumonia, Rich Guinitaran stepped up for the Scorpions as he unloaded 24 points on a 6-of-10 shooting from threes to help his side improve to 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Coffee Lovers, though, roared back and cut the lead to as low as three, 95-92, before Guinitaran drilled a dagger triple from the left corner with 37.7 seconds left to put the game away.Leo Avenido topped Gamboa with 28 points on a 9-of-16 shooting from threes. His scintillating sniping from downtown was the most since James Martinez fired 10 treys to nab the PBA D-League record for most points with 58 back in the 2016 Foundation Cup.Mike Parala had a double-double of 17 markers and 11 boards, and JR Cawaling shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to claim 13 points and four rebounds in the losing effort.The defeat was the Coffee Lovers’ seventh straight defeat to drop down to a 1-7 record.The scores:ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Gilas Pilipinas scrapes past Taipei B for 2-1 recordlast_img

first_imgPARIS – A series of international leaders used a global commemoration of the end of the First World War to warn about the risk politicians who call themselves nationalists pose to a fragile peace, in a message aimed at the American president.What started with the French president saying that nationalist leaders threaten to erase a nation’s moral values by putting their own interests first regardless of the effects on others, ended with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying voters will turn for easy answers and scapegoats.U.S. President Donald Trump in recent weeks described himself as a nationalist and has frequently sparred with the media, whom he has labelled as “fake news” and the enemy of the people — both of which were on display last week in a free-wheeling press conference after the U.S. midterm elections.Speaking at a peace forum organized by French President Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau said attacks on the press are a lever some use to fuel anxiety about automation of jobs, international trade and ultimately “undermine our trust in institutions and increase our cynicism.”A bulwark against that was a “robust, respected media” that is under stress, Trudeau said to a crowd of about 150 people.“Attacks on the media are not just about getting your preferred political candidate elected, for example, they are about increasing the level of cynicism that citizens have towards all authorities, towards all of the institutions that are there to protect us as citizens,” he said.“When people feel their institutions can’t protect them, they look for easy answers in populism, in nationalism, in closing borders, in shutting down trade, in xenophobia.”Macron, Trudeau and other leaders came to Paris hoping to use the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War to renew calls to quash festering tensions across the globe.Macron warned how fragile peace can be in an age where the tensions that gave rise to four years of bloody battle, costing millions of lives, appear to be festering again. He told the assembled masses that the “traces of this war never went away.”He urged the leaders present to promise their peoples that the resurgent “old demons” would not be able to return, sowing “chaos and death.”Though Trump sat mostly stone-faced as he listened to Macron’s words, he had left by the time Trudeau began to speak at a memorial at an American military cemetery outside Paris. At the event, Trump said it was “our duty to preserve the civilization” downed soldiers fought to defend, “and to protect the peace they so nobly gave their lives to secure one century ago.”Yet at almost the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her opening speech at the peace forum, spoke about how lack of communication and an unwillingness to compromise can have dire consequences for countries — again in a veiled message towards Trump.“There is a general sense and desire among many countries, including Canada, to do whatever is possible to sustain the institutions of the international order and practical, multilateral co-operation. And so you see that in Canada, you see that in Germany,” said Roland Paris, Trudeau’s former foreign adviser.“Macron (is) essentially making that point: that we can sustain co-operation, we must sustain co-operation.”Trudeau, who is on a 10-day trip across Europe and Asia, will come face-to-face with three of the nations sowing tension: Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.Trudeau sat beside Putin at the peace conference and the pair briefly chatted at the opening session of Macron’s peace summit on Sunday. Trudeau’s office said he acknowledged the Russian people’s sacrifices through the two world wars and reiterated the importance of Russian representation in Paris to talk about peace.Earlier in the weekend, Trudeau spoke with Trump at a dinner Macron organized on Friday night — although government officials wouldn’t say the exact topic of conversation.Trudeau has had to navigate the mercurial American president, and talked pointedly about him on Sunday afternoon, but never mentioned Trump by name, as he is prone to do.Trump did not shake Trudeau’s hand when he arrived with wife Melania at the iconic Arc de Triomphe for the Nov. 11 ceremony. Neither Trump nor Putin walked a bit of the Champs-Elysee with other leaders after church bells rang out as the hour turned to 11 a.m. local time, marking the moment the guns fell silent across Europe a century ago.France’s ambassador to Canada described the peace forum as a way to amplify the voices of non-governmental organizations and prod political leaders present to commit to Macron’s call for peace.“If you’re not backed up by the highest political authority, nothing will happen,” Kareen Rispal said in an interview Friday.“You have to get the real commitment from the political leaders.”Rispal also said Trudeau’s appearance at the Arc de Triomphe ceremony would be a reminder of Canada’s contributions during the war, which aren’t always recognized in Europe.Some 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the First World War, and more than 66,000 of them lost their lives. About 172,000 more were injured.Others served behind the front lines, working with locals to aid the war effort.“We as French, we as Europeans — I think we don’t value enough the effort made by the Canadians,” Rispal said in an interview Friday.— With files from the Associated Press.last_img

first_imgAPTN News In November APTN’s Tom Fennario travelled to Taiwan for a series of stories about the country of 23 million that is smaller than Nova Scotia.Starting with the Dutch in the 17th century, the 16 recognized Indigenous groups of Taiwan have long faced an unceasing wave of colonialism. Ethnic Chinese, known as “Han”, flooded the island after the Dutch, but were forced to relinquish Taiwan to Japan in the late 19th century.After World War II, the Chinese once again took control of the island that sits just 180 km west off China’s mainland.Following a civil war in 1949, the Chinese communist party led by Mao Zedong exiled the ruling nationalist party from mainland China to Taiwan.In just one year over two million Chinese inundated Taiwan, which to this day officially calls itself the Republic of China, although they are not recognized by the United Nations (UN).Instead, the UN views Taiwan as part of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C or mainland China).Still, Taiwan is in many ways independent from the PRC, they have their own defacto government, currency, and laws.last_img

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