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Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Makati coach Cholo Villanueva has learned enough to teach his team the ins and outs of pressure defense. «You can't teach what you don't know,» said the former La Salle standout in the UAAP. «And (playing pressure defense) is something I'
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Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Makati coach Cholo Villanueva has learned enough to teach his team the ins and outs of pressure defense. «You can't teach what you don't know,» said the former La Salle standout in the UAAP. «And (playing pressure defense) is something I've been teaching from the years of experience playing and being an understudy of the Pumarens (Franz and Derrick).» Makati proved it had a grasp of what had been La Salle's calling card during the Pumaren years, forcing 34 turnovers on a bewildered Basilan squad for a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League at Baliuag Star Arena in Baliwag, Bulacan. Makati drew 38 points from those Basilan error to come up wi...Keep on reading: Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

President Duterte has ordered his economic team to immediately address the ballooning pension requirement of uniformed personnel, which the government intends to address by developing military properties and forming a new pension scheme. Finance Secretary
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Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

President Duterte has ordered his economic team to immediately address the ballooning pension requirement of uniformed personnel, which the government intends to address by developing military properties and forming a new pension scheme. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters recently that the Department of Finance and its consultant, George Ongkeko, last week presented the problem concerning armed personnel's pension to the President and the heads of the Departments of National Defense, the Interior and Local Government, Justice and Transportation, as well as the chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and B...Keep on reading: Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

Phoenix rises from its slump

    Coach Louie Alas didn't want another game that they ripped wide open right from the start slip away.   Leading once more by a huge margin, the Phoenix Fuel Masters had a finishing kick this time, dumping the GlobalPort Batan
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Phoenix rises from its slump

    Coach Louie Alas didn't want another game that they ripped wide open right from the start slip away.   Leading once more by a huge margin, the Phoenix Fuel Masters had a finishing kick this time, dumping the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 135-108, on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner's Cup to stay mathematically in the hunt for a playoff berth.   «We finally managed to protect our lead,» said Alas, whose charges opened up a 19-point lead against Rain or Shine two weeks ago only to fold up in the end.   «Hopefully, this is the start of something big,» he added.   "[The fold-up, like what happened against the Elasto Painter...Keep on reading: Phoenix rises from its slump

BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks to help arrest rising prices of local goods and services that accelerated to a five-year high last month. The increase---which brings the central bank's ke
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BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks to help arrest rising prices of local goods and services that accelerated to a five-year high last month. The increase---which brings the central bank's key overnight rate to 3.5 percent---comes in the wake of the record high inflation rate for the first five months of the year, which authorities had originally said would normalize by 2019 without any monetary policy tightening. At the same time, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said regulators would not hesitate to tighten monetary policy further if its latest move proved to be insufficient in reining in upward price pressures. ...Keep on reading: BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

SAN FERNANDO CITY --- If fishermen from Zambales and Pangasinan provinces have to deal with the Chinese Coast Guard at Panatag Shoal, their counterparts in Ilocos Norte province have been troubled by Vietnamese commercial fishermen who have been poaching on t
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Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

SAN FERNANDO CITY --- If fishermen from Zambales and Pangasinan provinces have to deal with the Chinese Coast Guard at Panatag Shoal, their counterparts in Ilocos Norte province have been troubled by Vietnamese commercial fishermen who have been poaching on their «payaw» (fish aggregating devices or artificial reef).   Big Vietnamese fishing vessels have been anchored for days at payaw areas more than 600 kilometers (400 miles) off Ilocos Norte, Domingo La Torre, president of the Pasuquin Tuna Fishermen Association, said on Monday.   The Vietnamese also use «super light,» a device to attract fish, which is prohibited in the country by the Fisheries Code of 1998 (Rep...Keep on reading: Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

Sochi 'oracle' otter sees Russian loss to Uruguay, German comeback

Russia's phenomenal run in the World Cup is about to take a hit -- at least if you believe in Harry, a so-called «oracle» otter in Sochi who correctly forecast the hosts' first two victories in the tournament.
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Sochi 'oracle' otter sees Russian loss to Uruguay, German comeback

Russia's phenomenal run in the World Cup is about to take a hit -- at least if you believe in Harry, a so-called «oracle» otter in Sochi who correctly forecast the hosts' first two victories in the tournament.

Eustaquio and Moraes face-off in Macau ahead of historic showdown

ONE interim flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay and reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes had seen eye to eye outside the ring ahead of their unification fight in the main event of 'ONE: Pinnacle of Power' on June 23 at Studio City in Macau.
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Eustaquio and Moraes face-off in Macau ahead of historic showdown

ONE interim flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay and reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes had seen eye to eye outside the ring ahead of their unification fight in the main event of 'ONE: Pinnacle of Power' on June 23 at Studio City in Macau.

Suarez marks 100th cap with goal to send Uruguay through to last 16

Luis Suarez marked his 100th international cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.
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Suarez marks 100th cap with goal to send Uruguay through to last 16

Luis Suarez marked his 100th international cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Duterte approves P300-B phase 2 of AFP modernization program

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the second phase projects of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, the Department of National Defense announced on Wednesday.
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Duterte approves P300-B phase 2 of AFP modernization program

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the second phase projects of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program, the Department of National Defense announced on Wednesday.

Duterte on anti-tambay order: ‘Wala naman inaaresto’

«Wala naman inaaresto. I just don’t want you using the streets to loiter,» Duterte said in a speech before land reform beneficiaries in Cabatuan, Iloilo.
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Duterte on anti-tambay order: ‘Wala naman inaaresto’

«Wala naman inaaresto. I just don’t want you using the streets to loiter,» Duterte said in a speech before land reform beneficiaries in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

No one has complained of rights violations amid tambay crackdown, Albayalde claims

Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday maintained that no rights have been violated amid the crackdown against nighttime idlers, saying critics should stop conditioning the minds of the public.
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No one has complained of rights violations amid tambay crackdown, Albayalde claims

Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday maintained that no rights have been violated amid the crackdown against nighttime idlers, saying critics should stop conditioning the minds of the public.

Umano'y drug lord na nakakulong, patay nang barilin ng kapwa niya bilanggo

Patay ang isang drug lord umano na nakakulong sa Mandaue City Jail matapos mabaril isa ring bilanggo. Ang baril na ginamit, sinasabing pag-aari ng biktima na naipuslit sa loob ng kulungan.
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Umano'y drug lord na nakakulong, patay nang barilin ng kapwa niya bilanggo

Patay ang isang drug lord umano na nakakulong sa Mandaue City Jail matapos mabaril isa ring bilanggo. Ang baril na ginamit, sinasabing pag-aari ng biktima na naipuslit sa loob ng kulungan.

Task Force Boracay eyes tourist island’s soft opening in September

Task Force Boracay is considering a soft opening in September for closed off Boracay in September, a member told a Senate inquiry on Wednesday.
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Task Force Boracay eyes tourist island’s soft opening in September

Task Force Boracay is considering a soft opening in September for closed off Boracay in September, a member told a Senate inquiry on Wednesday.

Away sa duty ng 2 sekyu, nauwi sa saksakan; isang guwardiya, patay

Ayon sa pulisya, nagsimula ang alitan ng dalawa nang mapikon umano ang biktima sa suspek nang hindi siya nito narelyebuhan sa duty.  «Sinaksak niya 'yung pisngi ng suspek. Doon nagmula 'yung bunuan nila, 'yung suspek eh nakakuha ng kutsilyo hanggang um
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Away sa duty ng 2 sekyu, nauwi sa saksakan; isang guwardiya, patay

Ayon sa pulisya, nagsimula ang alitan ng dalawa nang mapikon umano ang biktima sa suspek nang hindi siya nito narelyebuhan sa duty.  «Sinaksak niya 'yung pisngi ng suspek. Doon nagmula 'yung bunuan nila, 'yung suspek eh nakakuha ng kutsilyo hanggang umabot sa habulan. 'Yung away nila eh napaka-simple lang, dahil lang sa duty na hindi pinasukan,» saad ni Police Officer 1 Danny Kabigting, imbestigador ng kaso, Manila Police District (MPD).

DND to fast-track acquisition of submarines

The Department of National Defense on Tuesday said the acquisition of submarines for the Philippine Navy will be fast-tracked in an effort to upgrade the capabilities of the military.
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DND to fast-track acquisition of submarines

The Department of National Defense on Tuesday said the acquisition of submarines for the Philippine Navy will be fast-tracked in an effort to upgrade the capabilities of the military.

Ombudsman, pinakakasuhan na rin si Noynoy dahil sa DAP

Inirekomenda ng Office of the Ombudsman na kasuhan sa Sandiganbayan sina dating Pangulong Benigno Aquino III at dating Budget Secretary Butch Abad kaugnay ng kontrobersiyal na Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
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Ombudsman, pinakakasuhan na rin si Noynoy dahil sa DAP

Inirekomenda ng Office of the Ombudsman na kasuhan sa Sandiganbayan sina dating Pangulong Benigno Aquino III at dating Budget Secretary Butch Abad kaugnay ng kontrobersiyal na Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

5 Pasay bus terminals closed for ‘nose in, nose out’ violations

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday ordered the closure of five bus terminals in Pasay City over alleged violation of the «nose in, nose out» policy.
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5 Pasay bus terminals closed for ‘nose in, nose out’ violations

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday ordered the closure of five bus terminals in Pasay City over alleged violation of the «nose in, nose out» policy.

UPDATE: Ombudsman finds basis to sue Aquino over budget disbursement program

THE Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to charge former president Benigno Aquino 3rd with usurpation of legislative powers over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ombudsman said that Aquino ha
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UPDATE: Ombudsman finds basis to sue Aquino over budget disbursement program

THE Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to charge former president Benigno Aquino 3rd with usurpation of legislative powers over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ombudsman said that Aquino had the authority and duty to look into the items on the memorandum before signifying approval. “An examination [...] The post UPDATE: Ombudsman finds basis to sue Aquino over budget disbursement program appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Abu Sayyaf rebels seize ex-Sulu mayor’s daughter, former wife

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf rebels seized early Wednesday a daughter of a former Sulu mayor and his ex-wife in a daring operation right in their own turf in Talipao town, officials said. The rebels barged into the house of Eddilyn Tulawie, 27; and seized th
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Abu Sayyaf rebels seize ex-Sulu mayor’s daughter, former wife

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf rebels seized early Wednesday a daughter of a former Sulu mayor and his ex-wife in a daring operation right in their own turf in Talipao town, officials said. The rebels barged into the house of Eddilyn Tulawie, 27; and seized the woman and her 57-year old mother, Addang. Eddilyn‘s father Tambrin Tulawie was [...] The post Abu Sayyaf rebels seize ex-Sulu mayor’s daughter, former wife appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

BSP hikes key rates by 25 basis points

MONETARY authorities on Wednesday raised key interest rates further to contain rising inflation. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-setting Monetary Board raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, bringing the BSP’s overn
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BSP hikes key rates by 25 basis points

MONETARY authorities on Wednesday raised key interest rates further to contain rising inflation. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-setting Monetary Board raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, bringing the BSP’s overnight borrowing, lending, and deposit rates to 3.50 percent, 4.00 percent and 3.25 percent, respectively. The Monetary Board, however, lowered its inflation forecasts [...] The post BSP hikes key rates by 25 basis points appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Joma Sison declares he won’t return to PH, blames Duterte for ‘upsetting’ peace talks schedule

EXILED Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Wednesday said he would not return to the Philippines in August following President Rodrigo Duterte’s “upsetting” of the negotiating panels’ schedule. “[My retu
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Joma Sison declares he won’t return to PH, blames Duterte for ‘upsetting’ peace talks schedule

EXILED Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Wednesday said he would not return to the Philippines in August following President Rodrigo Duterte’s “upsetting” of the negotiating panels’ schedule. “[My return] cannot be in August anymore because Duterte has upset the work schedule of the panels by canceling the resumption of the [...] The post Joma Sison declares he won’t return to PH, blames Duterte for ‘upsetting’ peace talks schedule appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Acting Chief Justice Carpio to ‘decline nomination’ for top magistrate

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio Carpio will “decline any nomination” for the top post at the Supreme Court, saying he did not want to benefit from the decision of majority of his colleagues, who granted the quo warrant petition that removed then incumbent Ma
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Acting Chief Justice Carpio to ‘decline nomination’ for top magistrate

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio Carpio will “decline any nomination” for the top post at the Supreme Court, saying he did not want to benefit from the decision of majority of his colleagues, who granted the quo warrant petition that removed then incumbent Maria Lourdes Sereno. “I have to be consistent with my position that the [...] The post Acting Chief Justice Carpio to ‘decline nomination’ for top magistrate appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Profiles of candidates for Ombudsman

NINE individuals have applied for the position of Ombudsman, which Conchita Carpio-Morales would vacate in July. Below are their profiles. LABOR SECRETARY SILVESTRE BELLO 3RD Born on June 23, 1944 in Cagayan Valley. Obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pol
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Profiles of candidates for Ombudsman

NINE individuals have applied for the position of Ombudsman, which Conchita Carpio-Morales would vacate in July. Below are their profiles. LABOR SECRETARY SILVESTRE BELLO 3RD Born on June 23, 1944 in Cagayan Valley. Obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science at the Manuel L. Quezon University. Received Bachelor of Laws at the Ateneo [...] The post Profiles of candidates for Ombudsman appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Reports: Popovich, Kawhi Leonard meet in California

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made the trip to San Diego on Tuesday to meet with star forward Kawhi Leonard ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, according to multiple reports.  
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Reports: Popovich, Kawhi Leonard meet in California

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made the trip to San Diego on Tuesday to meet with star forward Kawhi Leonard ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, according to multiple reports.  

Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Mar
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Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   «Nalulungkot tayo dahil inagaw sa atin bilang Senado yung exclusive power,» Pangilinan told reporters.   «At kami ay umaasa pa rin na baka sakali, kung magkaroon pa ng pangalawang motion for reconsideration, hangga't maari nating i-exhaust ang all legal means to be able to correct this,» he added.   Still voting 8-6, the high court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration on Wednesday.   ...Keep on reading: Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of th
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Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of the film will be out and ready this Friday and fans have laid out their excitement for the film.   The story follows two teams deployed by an antidrug enforcement agency to clean up drug-infested slums of Metro Manila.   Unlike her usual classy, poised, compelling roles, Buy Bust this time features a badass murderous Anne who shows a no-holds-barred style in slaying bad guys.   For this movie, Curti...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada
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2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada and Kent Julius Regodon, after they sold shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent inside a hotel in Barangay Isabang around 6 p.m., Supt. Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said in a report. Authorities seized six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 13.75 grams and worth P61,875 in the street market. According to a police agent who was involved in the operation, the suspects have long been using hotels and inns as the base of the...Keep on reading: 2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from d
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Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from different towns armed with search and arrest warrants, collared 30 suspects for violation against loose firearms; 140 for illegal drugs; 162 for illegal gambling; seven for illegal logging, 45 for illegal fishing; and 18 for illegal cutting of coconut trees from May 1 to June 17. De Guzman also said authorities seized 31 illegal firearms of assorted calibers. Authorities likewise confiscated 597.43 grams of shabu (crystal meth) and 8.96 gr...Keep on reading: Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Fore
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LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Foressa, Cebu last June 16 was a feat not meant for the weak, thanks to its rugged 6.5 kilometer terrain with 21 obstacles. For some, the idea of a first timer having a go at the behemoth race seems daunting, but actor and model Tony Labrusca proved that even a neophyte like him can conquer the said battlefield. Labrusca took to his Instagram account two days ago, June 18, to share to his fans his 1st place win in the Age Group Divisi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats

Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.
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Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats

Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.

Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance ‘not acceptable’

Starbucks Corp. forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.
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Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance ‘not acceptable’

Starbucks Corp. forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.

BSP warns public against dealing with CoopHub

The central bank has waved the red flag over CoopHub, warning the public at large not to deal with the company as it has not secured the requirements to operate as a Credit Surety Fund.
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BSP warns public against dealing with CoopHub

The central bank has waved the red flag over CoopHub, warning the public at large not to deal with the company as it has not secured the requirements to operate as a Credit Surety Fund.

Bahamas’ DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O'Neal.
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Bahamas’ DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O'Neal.

Cavs enter draft in dark on LeBron's plan -- report

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month.
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Cavs enter draft in dark on LeBron's plan -- report

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month.

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