Abueva return limited to team practices so far, says PBA chief

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I told him to go ahead, but said he couldn’t join the team’s tuneups,” he added. “Also, it doesn’t mean that just because you’re practice, you’re guaranteed of a return to action.”Abueva is serving an indefinite suspension following an altercation with former TNT import Terrence Jones and a verbal spat with a fellow PBA athlete’s girlfriend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“We still have to talk. And I’m planning to do that after I come back from Dubai,” said Marcial when asked about a timeline on Abueva’s sanctions.“At least we’ve had initial talks,” added the Commissioner, who also said that he has taken notice of the mercurial forwards’ bid to reform himself in the form of community service like basketball clinics. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue The pair met last Sept. 16 according to the league’s website.“We’re all eager to see Calvin get his act right,” Marcial said. “He told me he’d do everything in his capacity to change. Let’s see.”“I don’t want to speak with finality because we haven’t really talked thoroughly.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicscenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Calvin Abueva returns to Phoenix practices on Thursday. PHOENIX PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Calvin Abueva rejoined Phoenix Fuel on Thursday morning, but PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said that the former is only limited to training with his team.“He told me he was gaining weight and asked if he could at least join the team’s practices,” Marcial told a handful of reporters on later in the afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Folayang confident of Banario’s preparations against Aoki for ONE: Century Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

Minister Neita Headley Commends “Exceptional Performance” of Juniors at World Youth Championships

first_img The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Sport, the Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has congratulated the young Jamaican team on its “exceptional performance” at the recently concluded 8th IAAF World Youth Championships, held in Ukraine. The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals — 6 gold medals and two bronze.Welcoming the athletes who returned to the island on Wednesday, July 17, Minister Neita Headley said our Jamaican athletes continue to make us proud as they demonstrate their talent and prowess on the track and solidify that we are indeed the sprint capital of the world.“This performance is another testament to the amazing ability of our athletes to perform at the highest level. It is also telling the world that our dominance in athletics is the result of a structured programme of hard work and not an overnight phenomenon. It will continue for a long time as we have a continent of young stars waiting to showcase their talent at the senior level,” Minister Neita Headley said.A welcome party headed by Minister Neita Headley was on hand at the Norman Manley International Airport to greet the athletes. “We want to show them how proud we are of their accomplishments so it is only fitting that we have this function in their honour,” said the Minister.The outstanding performances were led by gold medallists Yanique Thompson (100m Hurdles, Girls), Jaheel Hyde (110m Hurdles, Boys), Marvin Williams (400m Hurdles, Boys), Michael O’Hara (200m, Boys), Martin Manley (400m, Boys) and Jamaica Youth (Medley Relay). The bronze medallists were Tiffany James (400m, Girls) and Christoff Bryan (High Jump, Boys). Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries at the World Youth Championships, including the United States which finished fifth. Kenya, with four gold medals and Ethiopia with three finished second and third respectively.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Magzter Raises 10M to Go Global

first_imgSingapore Press Holdings, a media organization based in Southeast Asia, led the round. SPH publishes 19 titles overall, and boasts a total audience of 3.05 million.”Investing in Magzter is an opportunity for us to enter into yet another new platform for content delivery and is part of our strategy to enhance content creation and distribution,” says Deborah Lee, executive vice president of corporate development for SPH, in a statement. “We are excited to be part of this round of funding and see great potential in Magzter for future growth.” Digital newsstand Magzter has secured $10 million in a second round of funding to pursue a global growth strategy build around local editions.The platform currently has international distribution deals with several major publishers including Hearst, Condé Nast, Newsweek and Bloomberg. Magzter says it has more than 16 million users from 200 countries, serving content in over 30 languages. Overall, the service lists more than 900 publishers as clients.”Over time, we have seen a lot of the publishers in other geographies, a lot of the licensees in different parts of the world, are using Magzter,” says Girish Ramdas, Magzter CEO, in an interview with TechCrunch.Ramdas adds that the funding will be used to get more publishers to release local editions through his company. No details of what those efforts will entail were given.last_img read more

WhatsApp messages to be under scanner during poll period CEC

first_imgChief election commissioner VS Sampath on Thursday said any offensive material on social media during election period will be strictly dealt with.‘The chief secretary and the DGP were told to instruct the police stations to register complaints against obnoxious material on social media during election period,’ Sampath said at a press conference here.last_img

The Obamas to Speak at SXSW 2016

first_img 2 min read March 2, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img At SXSW, you can usually expect to network, eat some BBQ, listen to some new music and constantly be on the hunt for an outlet to charge your phone. But this year, alongside leaders in tech and media, festival attendees will have the chance to hear from the leader of the free world.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will both be keynote speakers at the 30th SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The Obamas will be the first sitting president and first lady to participate in the event.Related: How the First Lady Helped Small Grocery Businesses Reduce ‘Food Deserts’ in CaliforniaOn March 11, as part of SXSW Interactive, the president will have a conversation with Evan Smith, editor in chief of The Texas Tribune about technology, combating climate change and political and “civic engagement in the 21st century.”The first lady will be the opening keynote presentation at SXSW Music on March 16, where she plans to talk about Let Girls Learn, the White House initiative that is working to create opportunities and support for the 62 million young women around the world who do not have access to education.Of the presidential visit, SXSW co-founder Roland Swenson said in a release, “As each new generation comes up at SXSW they look for ways they can be of service, and it’s important to reflect and support that message. President and Mrs. Obama’s visit here will inspire attendees to that purpose.” Register Now »last_img read more