PH eyes 4 deals with South Korea

first_imgMahilum-West said due to Duterte’sbusy schedule in the upcoming state visit, he might not be able to meet withthe Filipino community. Duterte’s meeting with KoreanPresident Moon Jae-in will take place on the sidelines of the Association ofSoutheast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit inBusan, South Korea on Nov. 25 to 26.      “At this visit, not yet because Ithink there are many side events as well of the summit to which the Presidentand other ASEAN leaders are invited to go. So, I think the schedule is veryhectic at the moment,” Mahilum-West added.  Duterte’s first visit to South Koreain June 2018 resulted in several deals between the two countries, particularlyon agriculture, energy, trade, transportation, and science and technology. Manila – The Philippines and South Korea are expected to sign fouragreements during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to the foreign country nextweek. The Philippines and South Koreaestablished diplomatic relations in 1949./PN Foreign Affairs secretary TeodoroLocsin Jr., Trade secretary Ramon Lopez and Social Welfare secretary RolandoBautista will accompany the President in the upcoming summit. President Rodrigo Duterte and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the signing of agreements between both countries at the Blue House in Seoul on June 4, 2018. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO Department of Foreign Affairsassistant secretary Junever Mahilum-West on Friday said the agreements will be oneducation, tourism, social security, and fisheries.last_img read more

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John F. Jordan Jr.

first_imgJohn F. Jordan Jr. 86, of Versailles, IN passed away Sunday July 22, 2018 at his home. He was born Sunday May 1, 1932 in Bexar County, Texas the son of John Sr. and Edith (Howard) Jordan. John served his country in the U.S. Navy retiring on April 1, 2000. He was an education coordinator for the Department of Defense through the U.S. Navy, getting his doctorates in education.  John was a member of the Holman Christian Union Church and attended Moores Hill Church of Christ.  He was also a member of the American Legion in Batesville, and the F&AM Lodge # 668 in Batesville. John enjoyed reading books, listening to classical music, traveling, camping, walking and hiking, and an avid sports fan.John is survived by his wife: Gloria Jordan of Versailles; sons: Wayne (Ginger) Jordan of Cleveland , TN; stepsons: David Sr.(Laura) McIntosh of Versailles; Andy (Sherri) McIntosh of Milan; James Jr. (Jennifer) McIntosh of Chicago, IL; stepdaughter: Becky (Jeff) Holt of Milan; brother: Phil Jordan of Tyler, TX; 9 Grandchildren, 17 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 daughters: Virginia Whitt, Joy Taylor and Janie Hill.Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday July 26, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Tito Pel officiating with full military honors by Milan American Legion Post # 235. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2018 also at the funeral home.   Memorials may be given to the Shriner’s Hospital. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street, Box 243 Milan, In 47031. (812)654-2141, Milan, Indiana 47031.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Facemask vs Glasses: Tips on how to prevent your glasses from fogging

first_imgAnyone who has had to wear glasses and a facemask can tell you what a pain it can be sometimes.From the constant battle for behind the ear space, to the constant fogging up of your glasses when you exhale, one would almost think that they would have to choose between wearing their protective gear, breathing, or seeing.With no clear end to the coronavirus in sight,  we will be subjected to wearing some sort of face covering for quite a while.Thankfully there are some tips and tricks to help with some of the issues those who wear glasses are facing.last_img read more

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UW better off sans Anderson

first_imgJolene Anderson: scorer, amazing, great, inspiring.These might be some of the words used to describe, up to this point, Wisconsin’s most talented women’s basketball player ever.Setting a school record for points (2,312) and starting every game as a Badger over the last four seasons, Anderson, now with the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, certainly left a lasting legacy, one which will be difficult to follow. She consistently led the Badgers in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals from year to year, and her career average of 18.8 points per game is tops all-time at UW. She also helped bring the popularity of the sport back to Madison, drawing nearly 6,400 fans per game.But was she good for the team? Not really.Call it the Michael Beasley factor. Call it the Orlando Magic, Tracy McGrady or the Joe Johnson factor. When only one player is relied upon because, in this case, she has tremendous talent, the rest of the team suffers. Instead of developing their own games and being rewarded with an increased role in the offense, Anderson’s teammates (minus Janese Banks) seemed content passing the ball off and hoping their star could make something happen.More often than not, she didn’t.For all of the makes during the course of her career (886), there were more misses (1,197). For all of the 12-for-17 games, there were more 5-for-19 ones.During a five-game stretch this season, Anderson hit just 23 of 81 shots (28.4 percent).Yet after each miss and each performance, Anderson kept trying to shoot her way out of the slump. One particular night against Illinois, Anderson missed 16 shots, or 16 empty trips down the court — assuming no second-chance points — in a game the Badgers lost by 10.But Anderson is just the instrument. She does what is allowed and expected of her. The real blame lies in the musician.At some point, UW coach Lisa Stone should have said, “OK, Anderson doesn’t have it tonight. Let’s go with someone else who does.”Based on the shot attempts — Anderson’s season-low was nine, a game the Badgers won by 14 — it doesn’t appear that Stone took ownership of the team on those such occasions.In all, the Badgers went 3-8 when Anderson took 19 or more shots, but were 6-0 when someone else led the team in that department.Because Stone kept turning to Anderson, whether it was out of fear, timidity or just her nature, the team underachieved.The thought was that the Badgers could turn the corner after making it to the WNIT championship game in 2006-07. Instead, the year was full of disappointment.Wisconsin finished the Big Ten season in a seventh-place tie at 9-9, nowhere near the top-place conference finish predicted during preseason.UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez called out Stone for not performing the way he had expected. He told Stone she’d be back next season but warned her that he wanted results.If there has ever been a chance for Stone to prove her worth as a head coach, it’s now.She proved that she wasn’t a good coach with star-power talent. (Ask George Karl or Doc Rivers, and they’ll tell you it’s not easy.) Nevertheless, Stone can still prove that she has what it takes manning the sideline.With no Anderson, it will be up to her to figure out how to get a commonwealth of well-adept players to act cohesively as a unit. Something in that sentence alone says that Stone is breathing a sigh of relief and is eagerly awaiting the fall.If someone is on, the offense will run through her. No ifs, ands or buts anymore. If not, the ball rotation will find someone else who is. Every individual will be more consistent since they will be relied upon more equally, making the team more consistent.So don’t fret that Anderson will no longer be a Badger, because it very well could be a good thing.Kevin is a senior majoring in economics and journalism. Tell him how you think the women’s basketball team will fare without Anderson next season by e-mailing him at khagstrom@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Carter-Williams ties Big East tournament assist record, paces Syracuse in win over Seton Hall

first_img Published on March 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman NEW YORK — Michael Carter-Williams made slick over-the-back passes and beautiful feeds. He made perfectly timed handoffs, and threaded precise passes into the open spaces in Seton Hall’s defense. Carter-Williams steadily facilitated an offense in desperate need of a jolt of confidence.Carter-Williams tied a Big East Championship record with 14 assists in No. 19 Syracuse’s 75-63 win over Seton Hall in the second round on Wednesday. He finished with only six points on 2-of-6 shooting but that fell second in significance to his play-making ability. Carter-Williams’ keen court vision kept Syracuse’s offense flowing and created ample scoring opportunities for his teammates.“For us to be effective, Mike has to make plays, and Brandon (Triche) and C.J. (Fair) and James (Southerland) have to score,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “That’s what happened in this game.”Seton Hall played a matchup zone defense, and for a Syracuse offense that’s been mostly dormant from the outside, it could’ve been a disaster. Instead the Orange found a shooting stroke that’s been absent lately, and Carter-Williams was charged with creating open looks for Syracuse’s shooters.Carter-Williams found Southerland on the right wing just over seven minutes into the game, and Southerland swished the ball through the net for his first of his six 3-pointers in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the first half, Carter-Williams had two Pirates defenders on him and nowhere to go. Instead of trying to force anything, Carter-Williams whipped a pass across the top of the key to Southerland on the left wing that resulted in another 3.“I think our offense was just flowing today,” Carter-Williams said. “We just moved great as a team. When the shot clock got low, my teammates found me and I was able to make a play for them.”So many times this season, opposing defenses would turn Carter-Williams into a scorer instead of a distributor. The point guard often struggles to hit shots from the outside or finish at the rim after driving the lane. So teams would close out on his passing options and force him to score.Against Georgetown on Saturday, Carter-Williams finished with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He attempted only one 3-pointer. He proved that he can finish at the rim when he needs to.Carter-Williams continued some of that on Wednesday, like when he nailed a floater in traffic in the first half, and Seton Hall had to actively defend him and leave shooters alone on the wings when Carter-Williams drove. The difference against Seton Hall, and one reason Carter-Williams’ assist total was so high, was that his teammates simply hit the shots.It was an ideal formula for the Orange.“It was good for a team to see I can finish at the rim,” Carter-Williams said. “I just try to take what’s open. If they’re giving me the drive, then I’ve got to finish. If they’re helping, my teammates are going to be open.”Fourteen seconds into the second half, Carter-Williams made a perfectly placed lob to center Rakeem Christmas for an alley-oop that sent a jolt through the crowd and gave Syracuse a 36-34 lead, its first lead of the game to that point.With just less than five minutes left in the game, Carter-Williams showed impeccable timing once again. Triche tipped the ball away from Seton Hall forward Fuquan Edwin, sprawled out for the loose ball and quickly passed to Carter-Williams. He took the ball up the court, and then whipped a one-handed pass over his left shoulder to a breaking Baye Moussa Keita for the transition layup that made it 65-48 Syracuse.Syracuse needed those types of plays. Carter-Williams was there to deliver them.Triche said when his backcourt mate is able to dish off and create plays, there’s a distinct difference in Syracuse’s offense.“Of course, it’s way better. He looks good, it makes him look better, it makes our team look better,” Triche said. “We’re obviously making our shots so he can make assists. That’s what we need to do.”Carter-Williams said he didn’t find out until after the game that he had tied the Big East Tournament assists record. But if his teammates had told him during the game, he said he likely would’ve tried to get his 15th to break the mark.Regardless, Carter-Williams made history in his first significant conference tournament appearance. It led to an efficient win for Syracuse and an offensive showing the Orange desperately needed.Carter-Williams ensured the Orange’s offense had the chance to wake up from the recent malaise.“Our team needed some leadership, some uplift,” Carter-Williams said, “so that’s what I tried to do in this game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Injury means McIlroy likely to miss Open Championship.

first_imgThe injury occurred during a soccer kick about, and has also seen the world number one suffer associated joint capsule damage.McIlroy says he will continue to assess extent of injury and treatment plan, and that rehab has already started.He’s almost certainly out of the Open Championship, which begins at St. Andrew’s on Thursday week.last_img

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MFM Good To Go, Says Ilechukwu

first_img“We have prepared well enough in all ramification in our team but we want to use these remaining days to round up our preparation,” Ilechukwu told the club’s website mountaintopfc.com.He continued: “We have signed new players in our team and I believe with the response from the players during our training sessions. I believe we are good to go.“With what I’m seeing the team will do well because their response in training shows that they are good to go. I believe that by God’s grace they will do well,” he concluded.Ilechukwu’s men who emerged as the runners-up of the 4th edition of Nigeria’s most prestigious pre-season event, the Gold Cup, held in Ogun State last year after they lost the final to Lobi Stars 4-3 on penalties. They are expected to maintain their fine form in the league.The Lagos-based team will begin the new season with a home game against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday, January 15, at the Soccer Temple, Agege Townships Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NPFL 2016/2017 SEASON… NPFL 2016/2017 SEASON…Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has stated that his wards are ready for hostilities in the upcoming 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.With less than 5 days to the start of the new topflight season, MFM FC gaffer believes the Olukoya Boys have prepared well enough to kickoff their campaign on a high in the new Nigerian topflight season.last_img read more

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Tornadoes Pay The Penalty As Akwa United Win 2017 Aiteo Cup

first_imgGiantkilllers Niger Tornadoes suffered heartbreak after Akwa United won the 2017 Aiteo Cup by beating the Minna-based side 3-2 on penalties after the game ended in a stalemate.Both teams struggled to create openings during the game played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos ànd it was largely unsurprising that it ended in a goalless affair which paved the way for the dreaded penalty shootouts.For winning their second title in three seasons, 2015 winners Akwa United have qualified for the CAF Confederations Cup in 2018 in addition to a whooping N25m. Finalists Niger Tornadoes will also receive N10m as the second-placed team.Relatedlast_img read more

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Chris Paul still a question mark for Clippers heading into Game 3

first_imgThe Clippers were not as lucky in their 115-109 Game 2 loss to Houston. Griffin still posted 34 points, 15 rebounds and four assists. But Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick shot a combined 9 of 32 from the field. The Rockets also attempted 64 free throws while the Clippers took 32, despite both teams trading intentional fouls on Howard and DeAndre Jordan. “They still went to the line far more than they should have, but they were the aggressors all night,” Rivers said. “That’s on us.”That irked Rivers, considering that “the goal was to win them both (on the road).”Rivers also took issue with the Clippers’ one-day turnaround considering that the NBA granted three days off between Games 2 and 3 for the Warriors-Grizzlies and Wizards-Hawks series. “I wasn’t happy about it,” said Rivers, who suspected the reasoning stemmed from television ratings and arena availability. “We voiced our displeasure, but it didn’t do anything.”Hence, Rivers’ sympathy toward Paul when he lamented the same thing.“The extra day would have benefited him,” Rivers said of Paul. “I told him what I just told you. ‘You’re right. But it is what it is. We just have to deal with it.’ ”For now, Paul has dealt with that by helping Rivers on the sideline. “He has a better connection with the players on the floor than I do because he played with them,” said Rivers, who doubted the 30-year-old Paul would want to coach once his NBA career ends. “When they’re on the bench, the only thing I ask is that they’re helpful. Chris has been great.”But Paul can become even greater once he returns to the court, a development that still leaves the Clippers uncertain, anxious and hopeful. “I really have no idea,” Rivers said. “Better than yesterday. Tomorrow will be better than today. I really don’t know. We’ll wait and find out.”Crossing a lineRivers enjoyed bantering through two games with Rockets fans as they teased him about various officiating calls. “I found the fans in Houston to be pretty much fun,” Rivers said. “They’re loud and can get on you, but in a nice way.”Few would describe Clippers forward Matt Barnes that way. After receiving a technical foul after bumping Harden in Game 2, Barnes reportedly had a heated interaction with Harden’s mother. Said Rivers: “I don’t think you should ever get involved in an exchange like that.” Flopping aroundThe NBA fined Houston forward Corey Brewer $5,000 on Thursday for flopping in Game 2. The monetary penalties for flopping increase with each offense, including fines worth $10,000 (second), $15,000 (third) and $30,000 (fourth). If a player commits a fifth violation, the NBA could punish him both with an increased fine and suspension. “Those are the right steps,” Rivers said of Paul’s workouts. “But I’m not exactly sure what steps he needs to have (to return). My guess is it’s going to come down to the eye test by us and our trainer and how he feels. With a hamstring, there really is no gauge.”The Clippers can only hope Paul feels good, mindful that any prolonged absence could shift the series out of the Clippers’ favor as quickly as a James Harden crossover or a Dwight Howard dunk.Through seven playoff games, Paul has averaged 22.7 points on 51.3 percent shooting and 7.9 assists.Yet the Clippers defeated the Rockets, 117-101, in Game 1 without Paul after Blake Griffin notched his third triple-double in eight playoff games with 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists.“We’re just lucky to have a guy like Blake,” Rivers said, “to allow us to take up some of the slack.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Nearly a week has passed since Clippers guard Chris Paul secured a first-round series against San Antonio with a game-winning bank shot while playing with a strained left hamstring.Since then, Paul’s only theatrics have entailed sitting on the Clippers’ bench in dapper clothing and mentoring his teammates. Behind the scenes, however, Paul has furiously worked to heal his hamstring so he can help the Clippers break a 1-1 series tie when they host the Houston Rockets for Game 3 today at Staples Center.“Everything is going well,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Thursday on a conference call. “But we still don’t know anything.”Though the Clippers did not practice on Thursday, Paul worked out on the court individually after spending part of Wednesday completing a pool workout. last_img read more

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Steelers start contract talks with QB Ben Roethlisberger

first_img“We’ve already started talking to him and his representative about extending that contract,” Rooney said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I think Ben has some good years left. I’d still say he’s close to being in the prime of his career.”Now that we’re seeing quarterbacks around the league that are playing into their 40s, I’m not sure there’s any reason that Ben can’t play for several more years. We’re looking forward to that.” Roethlisberger, who turns 37 in March, has one year remaining on his current deal. It had been reported earlier this month that the two sides are expected to restructure and extend his contract before the new league year begins March 13.The report added that Roethlisberger’s new deal could create enough salary cap space to allow Pittsburgh to trade disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown should the Steelers decide to make a move. If the team trades Brown this offseason, they would be left with $21.1 million in dead cap space.Roethlisberger, who has spent his entire 15-year career in Pittsburgh, led the NFL with 5,129 passing yards in 2018. He also completed 67 percent of his throws for 34 touchdowns with a league-high 16 interceptions. Ben Roethlisberger is expected to finish his career in Pittsburgh.During a Wednesday conference call with Steelers Nation Unite members, Steelers president Art Rooney II confirmed the team has started contract extension talks with the veteran quarterback and his agent. Related Newscenter_img Steelers WR Antonio Brown working out with Kyler Murray Steelers show support for Antonio Brown from Pro Bowllast_img read more

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