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A BLISSFUL FOREVER

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres THEIR love story unfolded in Singapore when the charming Ilongga Princess Carollyn Anne Sazon was working as a full-time nurse and the debonair Spain-based lawyer Francisco Javier Colomer met. “We started dating in September 2015 and I went home to Iloilo while he went back to Spain. His distance, there and […] The post A BLISSFUL FOREVER appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Arco de Emperador forever imprints Filipino victory over adversity - The Manila Times Online

'Arco de Emperador' forever imprints Filipino victory over adversity The Manila Times Sculptural works are proven to endure elements and to last clich as it may sound a lifetime. As such, s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Rebels use ‘love ploy’ to recruit youngsters – Army

AT 15 years old, Regin (real name withheld) thought that she found her forever in Noel (also not his real name). Just like any other suitor, Noel wooed her until they went dating. But unlike any other love story, the man did not bring Regine to his parents. Instead, Noel brought her to the mountains […] The post Rebels use ‘love ploy’ to recruit youngsters – Army appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

I don t want to hide says Salman Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

PARIS, France – After decades spent in the shadow of a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is quietly defiant. "I don't want to live hidden away," he told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) during a visit to Paris. The novelist's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

China diamonds made in days

ZHENGZHOU/BRUSSELS — A diamond is forever but its chemical composition is just carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. Before being cut and polished to what may cost over $2,000 per carat — one-fifth of a gram, or the weight of two grains of rice, diamonds have traditionally been mined from earth where […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

FULL CIRCLE: Once a student of the arts, Pinoy Taekwondo star Japoy Lizardo is now a teacher

Japoy Lizardo could not help but smile as he recounted his sports journey during the official launch of the 2019 Milo Summer Sports Clinic, Thursday morning at the Milo Stadium in KidZania, Bonifacio Global City.  Japoy Lizardo and his son Jace on the stage now. Lizardo says he also wants his son to experience what he did in the Milo Summer Sports Clinics as well. | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/S3XuAx6co7 — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) February 7, 2019 Lizardo shared that he began as a swimmer, before trying out basketball, and then eventually finding his calling in the martial art of Taekwondo.  From there, the rest was history, as they say.  Lizardo went on to win two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games, and loads more in the Asian Championships.  But more than the personal accolades, Lizardo shares that it's the values that he's picked up from being an athlete that will stick with him forever.  Now, the 32-year old, while no longer competing on a National level, remains involved with the martial art as a mentor, and he shares the very same lesson to his students as well.  "Sobrang laking naitulong sa akin ng sports, kumbaga sobrang naging malaking part ng buhay ko, actually until now, I’m still doing Taekwondo, I teach kids," he shared. "Sa sports naman, more than the skills, siyempre number one yung skills, kasama na din yung values na matututunan mo sa sports na, lagi ko nga sinasabi sa mga students ko, yung skills, yung pagiging athlete mo, hindi naman permanent yan, pero yung mga matututunan mo through sports, yan yung pang-habang buhay mo na dadalhin." Lizardo was present during the yearly summer program's launch because he serves as an advocate for it, having also gone through the Milo Summer Sports Clinics before. Lizardo, in fact, swears by it.  "Sobrang naging effective nung program for me kasi ito yung nag-establish ng foundation for me, yung basics, yung sports," he explained. "Pagka-nakapasok ka ng MILO Sports Clinics, dun mo malalaman na there’s a technique pala kuing paano maging effective yung isang sipa or yung isang bagay." "Yung MILO Sports Clinic, nakatulong din sa akin, sa guidance, hindi lang sa sports kundi pati dun sa mga values na natututunan ko, I think more than the skills nga, yun yung isa sa mga parang kung bakit ako nandito parin sa taekwondo. Marami tayong mga challenges na mararanasan sa sports na minsan gusto na natin mag-quit, pero dahil dito, na-mold ka, na-train ka kung paano mag-handle ng ganung klaseng challenges," he added.  Now a father himself, Lizardo wants nothing more than to see his two-year old son Jace follow in his and his wife's footsteps. Japoy's wife Janice Lagman is also a decorated Taekwondo practitioner.  Should little Jace decide to be an athlete in other sports however, daddy Japoy knows exaclty who he wants to help mold and develop his son's talents.  "Yung MILO Sports Clinic, isa yan sa known sa Philippines na nagpo-produce ng mga world class athletes, and ako naman, si Jace, siyempre gusto ko rin na yung mag-hahandle sa kanya, hindi man taekwondo, ibang sports man, MILO Summer Sports Clinic parin kasi alam ko na ma-hahandle siya mabuti, ma-gguide siya ng mabuti." Japoy Lizardo and his son Jace on the stage now. Lizardo says he also wants his son to experience what he did in the Milo Summer Sports Clinics as well. | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/S3XuAx6co7 — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) February 7, 2019 From being a once participant, Lizardo is now one of the program's hand-picked instructors, and has been for the last three years.  With his journey coming full circle, Lizardo shares that he's nothing but happy to be able to share his experiences and his learnings with the stars of tomorrow.  "Ako naman very blessed din ako, and very happy na right now, I’m coaching yung mga bata. Yung mga natutunan ko before pwede ko ngayon i-apply sa mga students ko ngayon."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

LeBron back in fold, but other issues still on Lakers minds

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com Well, scratch one name off the Los Angeles Lakers’ wait list. LeBron James has finally reported for duty, and who would’ve thought he’d beat Anthony Davis to the team’s lineup? Five weeks felt like forever to the franchise as they sweated out LeBron’s 17-game absence from a groin injury. It was the first injury of any concern in his 16-year career, and given his workload over such time, maybe that will serve as one of the more amazing feats by LeBron. A sense of normalcy crept back into the Lakers’ season if only for a night when LeBron suited up Thursday (Friday, PHl time), played 40 minutes without a hiccup, and -- on the surface anyway -- all seemed well. That doesn’t mean all is well. All is very confusing. The Lakers are juggling a pair of sensitive uncertainties: Davis and whether they can swing a deal to acquire the New Orleans Pelicans’ All-NBA player … and the Western Conference playoff chase. The Davis dilemma has the more urgent expiration date. Thursday’s (Friday, PHl time) deadline means one way or another, the Lakers will have clarity on one of the more uncomfortable scenarios in recent memory. And when there’s finally a verdict, and no matter what it is, there will be a sense of relief (to an extent). That’s because the young core of the Lakers are essentially being held hostage while the club enthusiastically tries to pawn one of two or all of them off in order to get Davis. Imagine being Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and/or Josh Hart now and figuring out what they’re going through. This Davis trade request is in their heads. They don’t know if by next week they’ll be passing the ball to LeBron or … E’Twuan Moore. They don’t know if they’ll be playing in L.A. or … La. They don’t know if LeBron, whose agency also represents Davis and is helping to orchestrate his New Orleans exit, has their back or is sticking a fork in it behind the scenes. There’s so much at work here, so many moving parts, so much head scratching. By all indications, there are exploratory conversations between the Lakers and Pelicans about what it will take to land Davis. The Lakers are dangling young players and Draft picks, and that might not be enough. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are dealing with their own prickly situation. The trade request caused a measure of saltiness and the front office doesn’t appear to be warm to the idea of having Davis around. The Pelicans scrubbed him from their pre-game video intros, as though he doesn’t exist anymore. He’s still on the team bench during games but it’s a weird optic. Davis is with a team he doesn’t feel is good enough for him anymore. In a perfect world, the Pelicans would take their time and weigh considerable offers from other teams, but that may stretch until this summer. Davis’ contract only runs one more season. If he tells other teams he won’t sign an extension with them, he can sabotage deals. Why would those teams surrender assets for a one-year rental? The stare-down continues as the weekend approaches and LeBron returns to face the league-leading Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). “With LeBron back, we have to adjust again as to how we play,” said coach Luke Walton. “But he looked fine to me.” He was initially on a 25-minute restriction Thursday (Friday, PHL time), but played the entire overtime in the Lakers’ win. He was feeling and looking stronger as the game progressed, finishing with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. “I’m about 80 (percent) right now,” James said. “It’s going to take me a while to get my rhythm back. We got a lot of games coming up. I want to see how my body feels tomorrow after playing tonight. Toughest stretch of my career. I worked my butt off to get back to this point. “I wasn’t positive every day throughout this process. There were times when I felt great and thought I could come back faster. It wasn’t reacting the right way so I had to be patient. I’d never been injured before like that. I didn’t come here to put on a suit everyday. I came here to put on a jersey, when you see your team struggle and you can’t help them in a suit and tie, that was frustrating.” The Lakers went 6-11 without LeBron and dropped games to the likes of the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers and two to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was unsightly and discouraging at times, and the losing -- combined with LeBron’s sense of mortality -- perhaps kick-started the Davis chase. Perhaps team president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka (with input from LeBron) decided it’s time to get into the express lane, at the expense of youth, and quicken the process. “I’m excited about being back out there with my guys,” James said. “We’re ready for the challenge. We want to get back into a groove and get a playoff spot. That’s what I’m here fore, that’s what we’re here for.” The playoff chase begins in earnest for any team in the West with those aspirations. To reach 48 wins, which should be enough for a playoff spot, the Lakers need to win 21 of their last 30. And given the stiff competition out West, that likely means LeBron will need to play meaningful games in April -- a time which normally would call for rest -- and perform at a high level, too. Keep in mind if the Lakers are gutted to get Davis, the supporting cast around the two stars will be depleted. In such a case, the real pursuit of the Warriors wouldn’t realistically begin until next season. Even that depends on what else the Lakers can do this summer with their salary-cap surplus. Remember, LeBron is 34 … and just sat for the longest stretch of his career. When you sign LeBron, the end game is a championship or at the very least, a reasonable chase. The Lakers are getting him on the back end, so in this situation, there’s a clock and the Lakers are on it. Time is ticking on their chances of getting Davis this season in what would be a major shakeup. And time is also ticking on their playoff pursuit, which if it fails, would be a major letdown. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Her knees broken beyond repair, Vonn retiring after worlds

By Pat Graham and Andrew Dampf, Associated Press Lindsey Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning. She was often in the spotlight, appearing in the pages of mainstream and sports magazines, walking the red carpets, mingling with A-list celebrities and dating high-profile sports figures. The record-setting racer who grew up in Minnesota, then relocated to Colorado, became a household name in mountain towns and big cities — to people who knew a lot about racing and those who only tuned in every four years. But now, conceding her body is "broken beyond repair," Vonn is nearing the finish line for the final time. The woman who won more World Cup races than any other female is calling it quits at 34. On Friday, she said she'll retire after the world championships this month. "She's accomplished so many things and has overcome so much adversity in her life, with her injuries, and comebacks, and setbacks and comebacks," U.S. Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "Very few people can focus and train as hard as she does. We're all in awe of what she's accomplished in her career." Vonn's original plan was to step away in December, after one final charge down the course in Lake Louise, Alberta — a course she won on so often it's now named in her honor. She was forced to move up her retirement due to persistent pain in both knees, which she fully realized after failing to finish a race in Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy, last month. Now, she's down to two races: The women's super-G on Tuesday in the Swedish resort of Are, and the downhill scheduled for Feb. 10. That's it. That's all her knees have left. "My body is broken beyond repair and it isn't letting me have the final season I dreamed of," Vonn wrote on Instagram . "My body is screaming at me to STOP and it's time for me to listen. "It's been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life," she wrote, "but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing." Vonn's impressive resume: three Olympic medals, including downhill gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Four overall World Cup titles. And 82 World Cup wins, leaving her four behind the all-time mark held by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Her off-the-slopes portfolio includes: Appearing in the pages of everything from Vogue to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, earning sponsorship deals with companies such as Red Bull, meeting actors like Dwayne Johnson and even being an extra on one of her favorite shows, "Law & Order." The spotlight only increased when she dated golfer Tiger Woods. She's now seeing Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban . She's big on social media, with 1.6 million Instagram followers. A recent post from Vonn was cryptic in nature and yet all-too-insightful as she quoted the French philosopher Voltaire: "Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." Translation: She simply had no more cards to play. Her aching knees and beat-up body finally applied the brakes to her hard-charging ways. Vonn's right knee is permanently damaged from previous crashes. She has torn ACLs, suffered fractures near her left knee, broke her ankle, sliced her right thumb and had several concussions — to name a few. She's limited to about three runs per day, and her body just can't handle the workload of other skiers. "Honestly, retiring isn't what upsets me. Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever," Vonn said. "However, I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER!" Her first World Cup start was Nov. 18, 2000, in a slalom race in Park City, Utah, and she didn't qualify for the second run. She was Lindsey Kildow then, before changing her name to Vonn after marrying her now ex-husband and ex-coach, Thomas. Her first World Cup win came four years later, in a downhill event at Lake Louise. Retiring in Sweden brings Vonn full circle. She won her first two major championship medals — two silvers — at the 2007 worlds in Are. As for how she will be remembered, that's simple for U.S. coach Paul Kristofic: Her comebacks. "That never-give-up attitude is something that everyone can take away from," Kristofic said. "She has created that character and lived it. Those are life lessons that everybody can take. Give it your all and never give up. That's a very strong legacy." ___ Associated Press writer Eric Willemsen in Maribor, Slovenia, contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Universal charges and that Solar para sa Bayan franchise bill

The Philippines’ expensive electricity is largely caused by 9-10 different charges slapped on our monthly electricity bill. As mentioned in an earlier paper in this column, “Walang forever, universal charge in electricity and PSALM” (January 15, 2019), these are: generation charge, transmission charge, distribution charge, supply charge, metering charge, system loss charge, universal charge, feed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Tenth generation of award-winning running shoe set to be launched

Born from a belief that a lightweight shoe can pack a heavyweight punch, the first Kinvara changed the running industry game. This year, Saucony launches the tenth generation of the award-winning Kinvara−and it’s as groundbreaking as the first. To celebrate a decade of lightweight innovation, Saucony is offering a limited-edition Kinvara 10 featuring the shoe’s original iconic design and colorways. Kinvara: The Beginning In the fall of 2008, seven-time Ironman champion and Saucony athlete Linsey Corbin met with Chris Mahoney, Saucony’s vice president of design, to collaborate on the perfect long-distance race shoe for the Ironman Triathlon. It would have to defy industry norms, blurring boundaries between responsiveness and stability, enabling Corbin to fly through the Ironman’s 42km marathon following the event’s leg-burning 180km bike stage. “Chris asked me what my dream race shoe would be,” said Corbin. “As an Ironman athlete, I wanted something with a bit more substance than a super-light racing flat, but I also didn't want something as bulky as the trainers I had been running in. It was a big ask, challenging the brand’s design, engineering, and technology teams to completely reimagine what a running shoe should be.” “Through extensive testing and feedback with Linsey and our other elite athletes, we identified a desire for a more simplified running experience,” said Mahoney. “Those insights led to the creation of the Kinvara, debuting a 4mm offset to the market and highlighting the importance of underfoot geometry to the foot/shoe relationship.” A year later during race week at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Saucony delivered a neon- orange pair of the Kinvaras to Corbin. “I tried them on and took them for a short run,” said Corbin. “They felt light and fresh on my feet; I knew I had to race in them. Forever engrained in my memory is the last two miles of the race where I was sprinting down Palani Hill for the final podium position. Each time I put on a new iteration of the Kinvara, I remember the exhilaration of that moment.” “In an industry where running styles come and go, to see the Kinvara hit a milestone like this is awesome,” added Mahoney. “To have grown such a loyal fan base throughout the past decade shows how all the enduring elements of the Kinvara still resonate with so many runners. We’re so appreciative of the influence the Kinvara has had on the brand and look forward to the generations to come.” Kinvara: Product Philosophy “With the very first Kinvara, our product team embraced an exciting new design identity coupled with advanced running dynamics,” said Anne Cavassa, president of Saucony. “They imagined a shoe where benchmark responsiveness and lightweight stability were not separate entities, but were seamlessly integrated, transforming the way the foot moved through the gait cycle. The Kinvara continues to represent our innovative and ongoing product philosophy across the brand, focusing on every aspect of the runner’s stride. Now, as the Kinvara evolves once again, we look forward to further pushing the boundaries of innovation as we shape the next generation of performance footwear for runners everywhere.” The All-New Kinvara 10 Featuring an EVERUN™ topsole and a flexible EVA+ midsole for a smooth, incredibly energetic ride, the Kinvara 10, with a 4mm offset, is as supportive as it is breathable thanks to an engineered mesh upper. Internal heel pods, a nod to the original Kinvara model, comfortably lock the foot down as the runner’s pace ramps up. Because no two feet are alike, enhancements to the Kinvara 10 include Saucony’s newest fit technology, FORMFIT™, a 3D-contoured footbed that cradles the foot with three layers of foam for enhanced adaptability and impact absorption. Kinvara 10: Availability The special-edition Kinvara in white red colorway is packaged in a commemorative box and comes with a free special edition Saucony shirt. It’s available for pre-order for P5,495 at the Saucony stores in Glorietta 3 and Trinoma. The Kinvara 10 collection retails at P5,295 and will be available in-store and at saucony.com.ph on February 20, 2019. The Kinvara 10 will be available in men’s sizes 7-12 and in women’s sizes 5-9. Kinvara: Award-Winning Heritage: Kinvara 1 (2010) •    Runner’s World        Best Debut •    Runner's WorldBrazil     Best Launch •    Outside Magazine     Gear of the Year •    The Running Network     Best Shoe   Kinvara 2 (2011) •    Runner’s World        Best Buy Kinvara 3 (2012) •    Runner’s WorldUK     Best Update •    Running FitnessUK    Best Natural Running Shoe •    The Running Network     Best Shoe-Performance Category   Kinvara 4 (2013) •    Runner’s World         International Best Update •    Runner’s World UK    Editor’s Choice •    Runner’s World AU/NZ    Best Update •    Outside Magazine     Best in Road Running Kinvara 5 (2014) •    Runner’s World        International Editor’s Choice-Best Shoe of 2014 •    Runner’s World        Editor’s Choice •    Runner’s World ZA    Editor’s Choice •    Canadian Running    Editor’s Pick •    Go OutsideBrazil    Best Minimalism Shoe •    Triathlon Germany    Shoe of the Year •    Women’s Running    Best Lightweight Award Kinvara 9 (2018) •    Runner’s World        Editor’s Choice About Saucony: Saucony, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is a global award-winning running and lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create compelling footwear with its widely recognized brands Saucony and Saucony Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony continues to inspire runners everywhere with its award-winning innovations, including EVERUN™, ISOFIT™, FORMFIT™; Geometry of Strong™, and the Total Run System™ apparel line. At Saucony, a good day is when we get to run. A great day is when we inspire someone else to run. For more information, go to www.saucony.com.ph.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

City loses at Newcastle, Solskjaer s winning run ends

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Rafa Benitez never won the Premier League in his six years with Liverpool but he has done his old team a huge favor in its bid to end a 29-year wait for English soccer's biggest prize. Newcastle, the injury-hit and relegation-threatened team now managed by Benitez, pulled off one of the surprise results of the season by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Tuesday. City squandered a lead for the third time this season — this one at St. James' Park arrived after just 24 seconds through Sergio Aguero — and the champions have lost their sheen of impregnability as they bid to retain the league title for the first time. They stayed four points behind Liverpool, which can extend its lead to seven by beating Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday. There are just 14 matches for both teams after that. "When you are behind you have to win games, and we couldn't do that," said Guardiola, who remarked before the game that one slip-up would leave City's title hopes "almost over." It was a disappointing night for Manchester all around. Manchester United's interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was looking to become the first coach to win his first seven matches in charge of a Premier League team and continue his perfect start to managerial life at his former club. That's one record he won't be holding after Burnley — a team fighting relegation like Newcastle — surprisingly drew 2-2 at Old Trafford, with United scoring goals in the 87th minute through Paul Pogba's penalty and the second minute of injury time through Victor Lindelof to salvage a draw. Still, the way United kept fighting and scored late goals will be viewed as a positive by United's hierarchy as it weighs up whether to give Solskjaer the job on a full-time basis. "The comeback was brilliant," said Solskjaer, who was seeking a record-extending ninth straight win in all competitions to open his interim tenure. "The players have been asked about how they would react if they went 1-0 or 2-0 down, so I felt the comeback was fantastic." United fell two points behind fifth-place Arsenal, which beat Cardiff 2-1, and fourth-place Chelsea, which plays away to Bournemouth on Wednesday, in the race for the four Champions League qualification spots. SALA TRIBUTES It was Cardiff's first game since the disappearance of its new striker, Emilano Sala, and it was an emotional occasion for the Welsh club at Emirates Stadium as tributes were paid to the Argentine player. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and his staff wore daffodils — a national emblem for Wales — and the yellow flowers were handed out to both Cardiff and Arsenal fans before the game. The away fans held up a large banner reading: "We never saw you play and never saw you score, but Emiliano our beautiful Bluebird we will love you forever more." There was a minute of silent reflection for Sala and David Ibbotson, the pilot of the small passenger plane that was carrying the Argentine striker to Cardiff from his former French team, Nantes, when it disappeared over the English Channel last week. Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing pulling a goal back in injury time for Cardiff. ARNAUTOVIC INJURED Marko Arnautovic left the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot after an unhappy return to the West Ham team. The Austria forward missed West Ham's last two games after he was tempted to accept a lucrative offer from a Chinese club. On Friday, he said he was staying at West Ham and signed a new contract the following day, saying he couldn't wait to get back playing for the London club. He was recalled three days later but played only 77 minutes in West Ham's 3-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers before going off with a right leg injury. Mexico striker Raul Jimenez scored two of Wolves' goals as they climbed to seventh place. FULHAM HOPES BOOSTED Fulham boosted hopes of avoiding relegation by coming from two goals down after 17 minutes to beat Brighton 4-2. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored two of the goals for next-to-last Fulham, which is five points from safety. Huddersfield looks doomed, though, after a 1-0 home to loss to Everton that marked a disappointing start to his tenure for new coach Jan Siewert......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Joey ‘Pepe’ Smith, Pinoy rock icon, 71

The opening chords were simple enough: E major 7, A major 7. But little did Joey “Pepe” Smith know when he wrote Ang Himig Natin during a Rizal Park concert in the early years of martial law that the song would forever change the face of original Pilipino music......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Osaka edges Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

By HOWARD FENDRICH,  AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and reasserted herself down the stretch to win the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night. The victory allows the 21-year-old Osaka to become the first tennis player from Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings. Osaka held three match points in the second set at 5-3, love-40 as Kvitova served. But Osaka couldn't close it out. Instead, she completely lost her way, dropping 23 of the next 27 points. That allowed Kvitova to come back and make a match of it, reeling off five games in a row to take the second set and go up 1-0 in the third. Osaka was yelling at herself. She slammed a ball off the court. She tugged at her pink visor's brim. She headed to the locker room after the second set with a towel draped over her head. Hard as it must have been, Osaka regrouped. She also got her powerful shots going again. After Kvitova double-faulted to offer up a break point at 1-all, Osaka converted it with a cross-court backhand winner. There was still more work to be done, of course, and some additional drama when it began raining at the changeover right before Osaka tried to serve for the match at 5-4 in the third set. This time, Osaka would not falter. She would not let this lead disappear. Osaka added the Australian Open trophy to the one she collected in a U.S. Open final last September that forever will be remembered for the way runner-up Serena Williams was docked a game after arguing with the chair umpire. Unlike that day, there was no jeering from the confused crowd. No controversy. No chaos. No sharing the spotlight. Osaka is the first woman to win two major championships in a row since Williams picked up four straight in 2014-15 and has clearly marked herself as tennis' new star......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

ONE Championship: Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes share moment of respect

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