Dual nationality act needs review

first_imgDear Editor,The issue of dual nationality has been in the news following the successful passage of the No-confidence Motion against the People’s National Congress/Alliance For Change Government. In the social novel Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens through his main character, Mr Brumble, wrote, “the law … is an ass (meaning nonsensical). It would seem the law on Guyana’s dual citizenship is an ass.”According to the Burnham Constitution, a born Guyanese who is a dual citizen cannot be a Member of Parliament or serve as President, and by extension, Prime Minister. But someone who was born outside of Guyana, and by virtue of it, holds dual nationality can serve in the above-mentioned positions. So, a “foreign born dual citizen Guyanese” has more rights than a local born dual citizen. That is inherently unequal, to quote the Chief Justice in the US Supreme Court decision on Brown v Bd of Ed (1954).The Dual Nationality Act must be unconstitutional as it allows for two types of citizens with differing rights – some enjoying more rights than others violating the principle of equality for all. Born Guyanese are less equal than foreign born Guyanese according to the Dual Nationality Act. Was that the intention of the law? When this law was drafted, no one gave serious thought that it is in fact an ass!In the US or any other country, this two-tier type of citizenship would not be allowed except for the presidency. In the US, any citizen, born (sanguis or blood) or naturalised (acquires citizenship through immigration) can run for any office and can hold any position except for the presidency (and by extension vice presidency since he or she can succeed the President).Which courageous (dual citizen) Guyanese is going to challenge this (idiotic) part of the law that grants more rights to non-born Guyanese?Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

On somber day, 49ers win one for York family

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Earning a win Sunday meant a lot more to the 49ers than just putting an end to a three-game losing streak.The 49ers also wanted to win for the York family, which was struck by tragedy with Friday’s death of Tony York, youngest son of 49ers owners Denise DeBartolo York and John York and brother of team CEO Jed York. Tony York was 35.Jed York was at Levi’s Stadium for the game and gave an emotional …last_img

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

first_imgSouth African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international film award for her role in the local independent movie, Dora’s Peace. South African actress Khabonina Qubeka gives an emotional and award-winning performance in the drama Dora’s Peace. The film is now available on DVD. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)CD AndersonIn April 2017, Khabonina Qubeka won the Indie Spirit Best Actress award at the Boston International Film Festival for her portrayal as a feisty Hillbrow prostitute in Dora’s Peace.In the movie, Dora is determined to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. Throughout her dangerous and emotional journey, Dora rediscovers her own lost humanity. The film was shot on location in Johannesburg, and was released in August 2016. It is also now available on DVD.Dora’s Peace director Kosta Kalarytis also won a Special Recognition award at the US independent film festival, but said the success and heart of the film was all down to Qubeka’s emotional performance.“Dora is [an] emotionally complex [character],” Kalarytis said in a statement announcing the double win.“Qubeka broke the mould of the typical ageing prostitute so often seen in films. She’s not anyone’s sidekick, and her character is memorable, authentic and deeply human. She reflects the reality lived by many women, in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.“We are thrilled that her performance and the film itself have been singled out,” he said. “It’s a great honour.”A wide-ranging careerOf course, most South Africans are already familiar with Qubeka’s energetic personality.Born in Orlando West, Soweto, Qubeka is best known for her various television roles, appearing in Isidingo, Muvhango and Erfsondes, and as a popular judge in a host of reality TV dance competitions.She began her career as a choreographer and musical theatre actress. With a diploma in dance, she won an FNB Dance Umbrella Award in 2003 and has performed in various local productions over the last fifteen years, including a successful UK tour with Richard Loring’s African Footprint show.Qubeka enthusiastically promotes fitness and healthy living, determined to make South Africans healthier. She hosts the Openview HD fitness series Gym eKasi and has a popular YouTube channel, where she specialises in dance fitness, yoga, and developing healthy diet plans.She has also recorded a couple of music albums.  With a strong following on social media, she promotes her body positive philosophy. In between all that, Qubeka also runs her own successful public relations company and recently opened her first Khabodacious Moves dance school in Orange Grove, Johannesburg.Her first film role Dora’s Peace, directed by Kosta Kalarytis, starring Khabonina Qubeka. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)Dora’s Peace is her first feature film, and with the critical acclaim and accolades for her performance, promises to be her most successful career move yet.Speaking to the Citizen newspaper after she won the Boston award, Qubeka describes Dora as a woman with “seriously badass gusto”, but who ultimately discovers a deeper emotional strength when she has to stand up to a cruel and dangerous world on behalf of a child.“Dora has a complexity that female characters are rarely afforded,” said the film’s producer Dumi Gumbi, “[this] tale of self-discovery and, ultimately, self-respect, is hopeful and inspiring. [Qubeka’s] remarkable portrayal proves that everybody’s experiences deserve representation.”Critics and audiences alike have responded positively to an unlikely South African heroine who chooses to take up the good fight.Qubeka paid special tribute to her own mother in not only inspiring her to flesh out the character of Dora, but also giving her the strength to overcome challenges in developing her multifaceted career.As the film travels around the world, exhibiting at a host of international film festivals, including in China and Europe, Qubeka said she enjoys the low-key exposure, without the baggage of her local fame.“I love the fact that no one knows me at [these festivals] so there was no politics involved since they don’t know [about] Isidingo or any other projects. They literally judged what they saw [on screen] and that was it.”“Khabonina is an actress to watch,” said the film’s local distributor Helen Kuun, “Indigenous Film congratulates her and Kosta for their well-deserved wins. Audiences can look forward to seeing her later [in 2017] in Gersh Kgamedi’s new film She is King.”She is King Movie Poster (Image: IMDB)As a popular local media personality, businesswoman, choreographer, health expert, and now award-winning actress, Qubeka is yet another great example of a phenomenal South African woman, set to take over the world.Source: Citizen, News24, Screen Africa, Dora’s Peace websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Opera Feels The Need for Speed: Releases First Pre-Alpha of Opera 10.5

first_imgOpera just released the first pre-alpha version of Opera 10.5. While most users generally only think about Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome as the major players in the current browser wars, there can be no doubt that Opera is working hard to push browser development forward as well. This latest alpha version shows that Opera has worked hard to speed up the browser. Carakan, the new JavaScript engine in Opera 10.5, is up to seven times faster than Opera’s current engine. The new version of Opera also adds a number of new features like an enhanced private browsing mode and a new graphics engine that can be hardware accelerated. The new alpha is currently only available for Windows and OSX users; a Linux version will follow soon. Download links can be found at the bottom of this page.New FeaturesNew Features:private browsingbetter integration with native systemsnotification messages are now non-modalimprovements to the search box and the address boxnew and improved highlightingnew in-line page search and password managerAlong with the focus on speed – an area where Opera used to lead before WebKit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome became popular – the company also included a number of other enhancement in this early version of 10.5. Windows 7 and Vista users, for example, will notice that the browser is now closely integrated with the desktop environment and makes use of features like Aero Glass in Vista and Aero Peek and Jump Lists in Windows 7. On the Mac, Opera can now make use of multi-touch gestures like the three-finger swipe and Growl notifications.Other new features include a new “private tab” and “private window” mode that actually works far better than similar features in other browsers. You just have to right-click on the tab bar and select “private tab” to start the private browsing mode in this new tab, for example. Opera also updated the look and feel of the browser’s in-line page search and password manager. Tags:#Browsers#web It’s All About SpeedThe focus for Opera, however, is clearly not so much on bringing new features to the browser (the current Alpha doesn’t even support Opera Unite, for example), but on testing the new JavaScript engine. When we spoke to CEO Jon von Tetzchner about the state of the browser during LeWeb earlier this month, he stressed that the company was very focused on improving the speed of the browser. He did say, however, that the JavaScript engine was only a small part of this effort and that the company was also looking at other bottlenecks that are slowing the browser down. The fact that that the new image rendering engine is already pre-wired for hardware acceleration is a good example for this (though the feature isn’t turned on yet). We will bring you more of our interview with von Tetzchner after the holidays.In our own tests, Opera performed remarkably well and this new version clearly shows that it would be unwise to underestimate Opera in the browser wars. We should note, however, that this is still a very early alpha version and that the browser is likely to crash occasionally. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Eagles abound in pro league

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq UE teammate and another PBA great, Jerry Codiñera, shared Caidic’s observation, saying that players want to be identified with Ateneo because of alumni and fans’ support, not to mention its marketing savvy.“Teams are inclined to get players from schools with winning tradition and Ateneo has a winning tradition,” said Caidic, who won three MVP awards during the Red Warriors’ three UAAP championships in 1982, 1984 and 1985.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderCurrently, there are 20 Blue Eagles in the pro ranks—Chris Tiu, Von Pessumal, Frank Golla, Nico Salva, Chris Newsome, Emman Monfort, Juami Tiongson, Larry Fonacier, Kiefer Ravena, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Ponzo Gotladera, JC Intal, Justin Chua, Doug Kramer, Noy Baclao, LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Poy Erram and Nico Elorde.Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort heads 14 pros from FEU, the same number of players from NCAA champion San Beda. La Salle has 10.Alas, a star out of Adamson, shares the belief that Ateneo’s recruitment program is a gem while Fernandez noted that Ateneo has a wide network of contacts and the finances to recruit blue-chip players. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:04Places to see in Kawit, Cavite02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City LATEST STORIES Allan Caidic, who terrorized the opposition with his hot hands in the collegiate and professional leagues, isn’t surprised that UAAP champion Ateneo has the most number of players strutting their wares in the Philippine Basketball Association.Like the legendary University of the East gunner, fellow PBA Hall of Famer and four-time Most Valuable Player Ramon Fernandez, now a commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission, and new Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas know there are more Blue Eagles than La Salle Green Archers or FEU Tamaraws in the pro ranks.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Ramirez looks ahead to Asian Games success, Olympic gold 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed MOST READlast_img read more

SMB tests Meralco

first_imgLeo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Eagles abound in pro league MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities While San Miguel has thrived in this tournament, Meralco has gone the exact opposite. The Bolts have won just a combined four games in the last two seasons under Black, who continues to look for a dominant man in the middle.Instead, the Bolts landed KG Canaleta from the free agent market, and the journeyman gunslinger repaid Black’s trust in their debut by shooting 25 points against his former team. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Meanwhile, the Fuel Masters try to rebound from that defeat when they battle Kia Picanto in the 4:15 p.m. game.“The field improved their rosters and their battlecry is to beat San Miguel Beer,” Austria went on. “But every time there’s pressure, my players play with the sense of urgency. They are still hungry [to win] the title.”No team has achieved a four-peat in this conference, and San Miguel has come out on top of practically everyone’s list as the team to beat.And Black’s problem will be Fajardo, with Meralco not having the player that can stop the the 6-foot-10 star one-on-one.“I think we have a better team than the one last season,” Black added.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ “They will be a handful,” Meralco coach Norman Black said of the Beermen, after his Bolts also had a shaky debut against the Blackwater Elite a week ago.San Miguel coach Leo Austria didn’t hide his strengths in the win over Phoenix, calling on his starting unit to do practically all of the offensive damage on the Fuel Masters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAgainst Phoenix, Austria’s first five scored all but nine of the total San Miguel output, with reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo finishing with 23 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks.“The first win is really hard [to get], especially because everyone is preparing very hard for us,” Austria said. Read Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the entire field wanting to shoot it down, defending champion San Miguel Beer returns to action Wednesday and will put Meralco to the test in the PBA Philippine Cup as they jostle for the early elimination round lead at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Coming off an impressive 104-96 decision of Phoenix Petroleum in the inaugurals, the Beermen will slug it out with the Bolts in the 7 p.m. contest.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bono earns praise for holding his own vs Fajardo

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq “I really congratulated him because I know what he can do. He’s one of the best shooters among big men and if he will focus on his conditioning, I think he will be given playing time,” Austria, who coached Bono at Adamson, said.The 33-year-old Bono hopes to get more opportunities to play.“Hopefully [I get to play more], but it depends on coach. I’m just ready every game,” he said. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It pays to be prepared, and for Ken Bono, he seized the moment when coach Norman Black called his number to guard June Mar Fajardo on Wednesday.Though surprised at first, the former Adamson standout did the best he could to at least slow down Fajardo as he held the fort for the Meralco frontline against the San Miguel giant in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Containing a behemoth like Fajardo is admittedly tall order, but Bono was still able make life difficult for the four-time PBA MVP while also making a good account of himself on the offensive end.Bono scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field in only 11 minutes.“You can’t stop June Mar. You just had to contain him. I’m just thankful for coach for giving me the opportunity,” said the former UAAP MVP.READ: Fajardo admits having a hard time vs BonoBono’s exemplary showing didn’t just garner praise from his own fort, but as well as from the opposing side as San Miguel coach Leo Austria also expressed glee with his former player’s performance.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Coach just told me to get ready. I’m just thankful for the opportunity that coach gave me and I did my best to help the team. You’ll never know when coach will call your number, so I’m just ready,” Bono said.Though the Bolts went on to lose, 97-103, Bono’s presence was a huge boost in making a game out of the duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderREAD: Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback“I was happy with the way Ken played,” said Black. “He’s been hurt and he just came back to practice about a week ago, and he did pretty well tonight against June Mar. He did a pretty decent job of at least trying to push him out of the lane.” Blown leads cause for concern for SMB coach Austria Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

Djokovic more dangerous than ever, says rival Thiem

first_imgMOST READ “We all know what Djokovic is capable of,” said Austria’s Thiem who is also playing in the six-man Abu Dhabi field.“But now, if his injury is fine, he’s probably more dangerous and better if he had some time to recharge. I think everybody wants to know how he’s playing again and we’ll see his first matches here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThiem feels Djokovic could make the same impact as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who came back from injuries this year.Federer won the Australian Open and a record eighth Wimbledon while Nadal claimed a 10th French Open and the US Open in a Slam sweep for the two veteran stars. Nadal and Federer also ended the year at one and two in the world.“I think we can expect the same from Djokovic because he is in the same league as Roger and Rafa. He is also one of the greatest players of all time,” added Thiem who claimed his first ever win in six meetings over Djokovic at the French Open quarter-finals in June.“It’s going to be an exciting year. There are players returning from injuries, but apart from Novak, nobody else will make a comeback like Roger and Rafa.“It’s too tough. I think everybody can look forward to a great and tense start of the season.”Also back in action in the exhibition tournament, which starts at the Zayed Tennis Centre in the UAE capital from Thursday, is former women’s number one Serena Williams.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Novak Djokovic. AFPFormer world number one and 12-time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic will be more dangerous than ever when he makes his long-awaited return from an elbow injury, top 10 rival Dominic Thiem said Wednesday.Djokovic hasn’t played since retiring from his quarter-final at Wimbledon against Tomas Berdych in July, but the 30-year-old makes his comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday before launching his competitive campaign as top seed at the Qatar Open next week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal and three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka were scheduled to take part but pulled out to allow further recuperation from respective knee problems. The 36-year-old American was last seen in action winning the Australian Open for a modern-era record 23rd Grand Slam title in January.She then took a sabbatical to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September.Williams takes on reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled just before the men’s final in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.Another player in the field looking to build on his successful 2017 is South African Kevin Anderson.The world number 15, who reached the final of the US Open before losing to Nadal, also welcomed the return of Djokovic and Williams.“It is dubbed an ‘exhibition’, but the tennis this week in Abu Dhabi is great — it is very competitive and everyone is going to give it their all. So, it would be a good way to return for both these players,” said Anderson.“I think it is great. We all are eager to see what Novak is going to do when he comes back. And I heard just yesterday that Serena is coming here, so it is obviously very exciting for the tournament.“Serena is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time, and perhaps the greatest competitor -– man or woman –- that I have seen. It has been a long break for her, but I am sure she will come back more determined than before to succeed.”The men’s field in Abu Dhabi features US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut and 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev apart from Djokovic, Thiem and Anderson.Djokovic and Thiem have byes to the semi-finals. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Phoenix wins, acquires Kia Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Citycenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

More family time, good health, better career among PBA players’ wishes for 2018

first_imgFrom L-R: Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu, TNT’s Moala Tautaa, Alaska’s Jeron Teng and Rain or Shine’s James Yap.In the spirit of going into the New Year with a brand new perspective in life, some PBA players also have a list of they want to change in 2018.And although New Year’ resolutions and wishes are as cliché as TV stations blaring Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight, that won’t stop certain players from asking for a little positivity for the coming year.ADVERTISEMENT For Rain or Shine wingman James Yap, he hopes that his 2018 will be filled with the more moments with his family.“I hope my 2018 will be the year for my family, and of course good health for myself,” said the 35-year-old Yap who had his third child, Michael James, in August of 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderChris Tiu has a similar approach for the upcoming year as he wants to spend more time with his growing family.“I want to spend more time with my family because it’s been a very pretty busy year of basketball, businesses, and TV work, but my daughter is growing up really fast,” said the 32-year-old Tiu, who welcomed his daughter Amanda Claire in June 2016. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ As for Alaska rookie Jeron Teng, there’s one thing that he has set his eyes on for 2018.“I hope I can get a championship in the pros, I was a champion in college, and hopefully through effort and hard work we can get a championship,” said the 23-year-old Teng. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Lastimosa returns to Sta. Lucia after initial reports of joining Cocolife Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City MOST READ “There’s another one on the wa and at the end of the day life is too short, life is so unpredictable, I just want to be able to spend more time with the people close to me and show them some love.”For the younger crew, though, their outlook for 2018 is mostly rooted on the basketball court.TNT forward Moala Taututaa said he plans to continue his strong start in the Philippine Cup where he has been averaging 10 points and 8.50 rebounds in his first two games.“My goal for myself is to keep getting better, don’t be discouraged because it’s hard out here you know,” said the 28-year-old man-child of TNT. “Everyone here is the best player out of where they came from so of course basketball’s going to be tougher and harder.”“You can’t just walk in and just expect results. I got to continue to keep a positive mind, keep working, and just try to continue to always be better, don’t get complacent.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Refreshed Murray ready for 2018 assault

first_imgAndy Murray of Great Britain takes part in a tennis practice session in Abu Dhabi prior to heading to compete in the Australian Open in January, on December 29, 2017, on the sidelines of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTFormer world number one Andy Murray said Sunday he was desperate to get back into competitive tennis after a five-month absence due to a debilitating hip injury.Murray, who is in Queensland for the season-opening Brisbane International, has not played on the ATP tour since losing a tough five-setter to American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT “Just because I’ve not played for such a long time,” he said.“And also I just want to enjoy playing again. I’ve really missed it the last six months or so.“I don’t mind if it’s 30 in the world level. I would love it to be number one in the world level, but I just want to play.”Murray spent 41 weeks at number one, losing that ranking in August during his injury-enforced absence.He is now ranked 16th in the world and said he had adjusted his schedule to play less in 2018 in a bid to avoid further injury.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Rafael Nadal (knee) and Novak Djokovic (elbow) in doubt for the Australian Open, the 30-year-old Scot said other players should follow his example.“Certainly, when you miss a period, you realise how lucky you are to be doing this as a job,” he said.“Giving yourself breaks, especially as you start to get older, I think, is very important and something that I’ll certainly be looking to do for however long I keep playing.“For tennis as a sport, it’s not good when so many of the top players are injured and for extended periods,” he added.“I certainly think it’s something that should be looked at and to understand why, what the reason for that is.” He said despite some lingering problems with his hip, his body was feeling much better than at the same stage last year.“I don’t feel like there’s many miles in my legs, which, you know, was certainly the case at the beginning of 2017, where most days I was quite sore kind of all over,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Right now the hip is the only thing that is any concern. The rest of my body feels really good.”Murray admitted he wasn’t heading into this tournament or the Australian Open with great expectations. Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more