Ateneo’s Baldwin sees Padrigao surpassing predecessors Nieto, Belangel
Ateneo’s Baldwin sees Padrigao surpassing predecessors Nieto, BelangelLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – September 23, 2020 – 9:38amMANILA, Philippines — Forthsky Padrigao may still be in his senior year of high school, but Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin already has high expectations of the guard’s basketball ceiling.Speaking to the media via a Zoom call on Monday, Baldwin revealed that he expects the 6-foot guard to surpass those before him like the recently graduated Matt Nieto and Eagles role player SJ Belangel.“One thing that separates Forthysky potentially from all of them — and also presents t...
Mexican president wants predecessors to testify about bribes
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that his predecessors Enrique Pena Nieto and Felipe Calderon should testify about corruption allegations linked to a scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant.The call follows accusations made by Pena Nieto's former advisor Emilio Lozoya that multi-million-dollar bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht had financed the presidential campaign that brought him to power in 2012."Ex-president Calderon and ex-president Pena (Nieto) have to testify," Lopez Obrador said at his daily news conference, calling on Lozoya to present...
'I am the Chosen One': Trump defends China trade war
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump proclaimed himself "the Chosen One" Wednesday as he defended his trade war against China, indicating that it was his destiny to take on Beijing.Trump -- who had earlier approvingly retweeted a description of himself as the King of Israel -- said his predecessors had allowed the United States to be taken advantage of on trade and intellectual property and it had befallen him to undo the damage."This isn't my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents," he told reporters at the White House....
A Look Ahead At The 151st Belmont Stakes
The final element set to conclude the stress induced yet exhilarating triple crown saga kicks tomorrow afternoon at Belmont Park, N.Y. This race’s predecessors featured multiple eyebrow–raising components such as a rogue horse finishing without his jockey and a victory withdrawn due to a controversial interference disqualification, both of which only added to the growing hype each race draws. With all the dust cleared from an unusual yet entertaining first two races, large shoes to fill now appear before the 151st Belmont.During the Belmont’s extensive history, only eight times has the favorit...
The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating
The NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category.Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls.The car's aluminum and steel structure gives it strength to resist up to 4 times its own weight, despite the glass rooftop, and...
Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes
Washington (AFP) - Seventeen years after the devastating 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump heads to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to pay tribute, as his predecessors have done, to the men and women who died aboard hijacked Flight 93.On September 11, 2001, the plane -- one of four commandeered by Al-Qaeda militants -- crashed into a field in the small town of Shanksville, about 130 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Washington.Those aboard United Flight 93, told over the phone by their loved ones that two other passengers jets had smashed into New York's World Trade Center, tried to regain contro...