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A miracle in Paris

MANILA, Philippines — Though I have my three most-preferred hotels in Paris for my personal holidays, the choice of residence while on business trips are abs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 31st, 2018

Ryan throws 3 TD passes, Falcons hold off Bucs 34-29

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — After Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston traded touchdown pass after touchdown pass, it came down to a few wacky flips near the goal line. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly pulled off a miracle. But, in the end, the Atlanta Falcons finally got a much-needed victory to bounce their way. Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Winston's return as the Bucs' starter. The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay (2-3), avoiding their first 1-5 start since 2007. The Bucs lost their third in a row. "It was all hands on deck," Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. Especially on the final play . Winston and the Bucs drove to the Atlanta 21 but were out of timeouts. With the Falcons dropping nearly everyone toward the end zone, expecting a pass, Winston took the snap and darted straight up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched the ball toward receiver Adam Humphries, who was so intent on going for the winning score he couldn't hang on. The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson along the sideline at the 5. Jackson might've had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn't come up with another bouncing ball. It rolled harmlessly out of bounds to end the game. Jackson ripped off his helmet and kicked the pylon in disgust on his way to the locker room. "The play is a play you run once," tight end O.J. Howard said. "It was a great call. We almost got it." Winston, who was suspended for the first three games of the season and came off the bench in Week 4, threw for 395 yards and four TDs. His performance, though, was marred by a pair of interceptions, one a deep ball that was picked off at the Atlanta 1 and a deflected pass in the end zone that ricocheted high in the air and was grabbed by Brian Poole to deny a red-zone scoring chance. Ryan's three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing Joe Montana for 16th on the career list. "Obviously it's very special any time your name is brought up with Joe's," Ryan said. "But I'm more excited about the win." He also had a big scramble on third-and-9, powering for a 13-yard gain that set up his final scoring pass. Quinn made a gutsy call with just over a minute remaining, sending on Matt Bryant to attempt a 57-yard field goal with Atlanta clinging to a 31-29 lead. Bryant's kick just cleared the crossbar, extending the Falcons' lead. The 43-yard-old Bryant put everything into the kick and immediately grabbed his right hamstring before hobbling off the field. Quinn's decision forced the Bucs to go for a touchdown. "I can't say enough about Matt Bryant and the kick he had," Quinn gushed. "He's definitely one of the most mentally tough players I've had a chance to coach." JULIO'S DAY Julio Jones went another game without a touchdown catch. The Falcons didn't mind a bit. Jones had 10 receptions for 143 yards — his third 100-yard game of the season — and constantly drew attention away from his teammates. That allowed Austin Hooper, Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman to haul in scoring passes. Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. BUC-KLING DOWN The beleaguered Tampa Bay defense, which is guided by former Falcons coach Mike Smith, was shredded in the first half for three touchdowns, a last-second field goal and 275 yards. It showed a bit of improvement after the break, actually forcing Atlanta to punt on three straight possessions. But, with the game on the line, the Bucs surrendered a 75-yard drive capped by Ryan's 6-yard TD pass to Coleman and a 36-yard possession that set up Bryant's long field goal. Tampa Bay came into the game allowing 34.75 points per game, more than any team in the league. INJURY REPORT Atlanta's receiving corps took a beating. Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return. Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. The loss of two receivers forced the Falcons to give more playing time to Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall and Russell Gage. Hardy had three catches and Gage came up with a big catch on Atlanta's touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Bucs lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Also, cornerback Ryan Smith was evaluated for a possible concussion. UP NEXT Buccaneers: Return home next Sunday to host the Cleveland Browns (2-3-1). Falcons: Host the struggling New York Giants (1-5) on Monday, Oct. 22, to close out a stretch of five home games in the first seven weeks of the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 8 min. ago

Pinoys celebrate 101st year of Miracle of the Sun

Pinoys celebrate 101st year of Miracle of the Sun Source link link: Pinoys celebrate 101st year of Miracle of the Sun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 Rwanda presidential attack

PARIS, France – French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers seen by Agence France-Presse on Saturday, October 13. The long-running probe has been a major source of tension between ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

By The Associated Press Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host Slovakia 2-1 — and Ireland and Denmark drew 0-0. In League D, Gibraltar won its first competitive game on a memorable night for the tiny territory. Here's a look at Saturday's games. NO GOALS FOR GERMANY Following its disastrous World Cup defense in Russia, Germany has been under pressure to show some progress but it didn't come at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday night. The Germans failed to score for the third straight competitive game, including a humiliating 2-0 loss to South Korea in Russia and a 0-0 draw with France at home in the Nations League. Captain Virgil van Dijk scored only his second international goal before Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum added two more as the Dutch ran riot late in the game. The comprehensive defeat left Germany at the bottom of Group 1 with a single point, days before it heads to Paris to take on group leader and World Cup champion France. France leads the Dutch by a point at the top of the standings. The result also heaped more pressure on Germany coach Joachim Loew, who opted to stay in the job after the 2014 world champion crashed out of the summer's World Cup in Russia at the group stage. "Why are we not scoring? That's difficult to answer, we have clear chances," Loew said. "Had we lost 1-0, it would have been acceptable but breaking apart like this in the last 10 minutes is not good." Germany's scoring woes were personified by Loew's decision to play Mark Uth as a lone striker despite the 27-year-old Schalke player failing to score a goal this season. Uth didn't impress and was substituted in the second half. A corner from the right by Depay exposed German defensive frailties in the 30th. Ryan Babel rose between Jonas Hector and Mats Hummels to head against the underside of the bar and the ball bounced up invitingly for the unmarked Van Dijk to head in. Depay doubled the lead in the 87th, calmly finishing after a quick break down the right by substitute Quincy Promes. The Olympique Lyon striker then hit the crossbar in extra time before Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum made it 3-0 with virtually the last kick of the match as Germany crumbled. CZECHS WIN Substitute striker Patrik Schick scored the winning goal for the visiting Czech Republic to beat Slovakia 2-1 in Trnava. All the goals were in the second half. Three minutes after coming off the bench, Schick rose in the area in the 76th minute to head in a cross from captain Borek Dockal for his second goal in two matches. It was the first win for the Czechs in the competition after losing to Ukraine. Ukraine leads Group 1 in second-tier League B, with three more points than the Czechs. Slovakia remains pointless. Playmaker Marek Hamsik marked his record 108th appearance for Slovakia with his 22nd goal, a rebound after a corner, after Czech striker Michael Krmencik scored the opener following a through ball from Dockal. Ireland drew with Denmark in Group 4 in the only other game in League B later Saturday. Denmark tops the group with four points, one more than Wales in second. Ireland has one point. BULGARIA LEADS Ole Selnaes scored the only goal for Norway to beat Slovenia 1-0 in Group 3 of League C for its second win and trail leader Bulgaria by three points. Bulgaria rallied from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1. Cyprus has three points while Slovenia is on zero. GIBRALTAR ENDS LOSING STREAK Gibraltar's national team has recorded its first victory in a competitive match, a 1-0 win at Armenia, after losing its previous 22 competitive games. Joseph Chipolina got the historic winner from the penalty spot in the Group 4 game in League D. Gibraltar players had to listen to the national anthem of Liechtenstein before the match, a mistake for which Armenia FA apologized. Gibraltar hosts Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Macedonia kept a perfect record in the same group with a 4-1 victory over Lichtenstein to lead with nine points. The other three teams are tied on three points. In Group 1 of League D, Georgia made it three wins in three by beating Andorra 3-0 to dominate the standings with nine points. Andorra, Latvia and Kazakhstan all have two points after Latvia and Kazakhstan drew 1-1......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Pinoys celebrate 101st year of Miracle of the Sun

Pinoys celebrate 101st year of Miracle of the Sun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

A controversial art tribute to victims of the 2015 Paris attacks created by U.S. artist Jeff Koons will be installed in central Paris at a site near the Champs Elysees, a city official said Friday. Koons donated the "Bouquet of Tulips" after the jihadist attacks that claimed 130 lives in 2015, but insisted it should be installed in a prominent place in the capital, preferably outside the modern art Musee de Tokyo. But it proved artistically controversial, and critics have decried the 3.5 million euro ($4 million or almost P216.7 million) price tag for making and installing the work which weighs 33 tonnes and is made out of bronze, iron and aluminum. In January, a group of ar...Keep on reading: Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week

  Japanese fashion brand Anrealage played with light in the Spring-Summer 2019 "Clear" collection, held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts during Paris Fashion Week.   The show began with scaled garments in shades of black, with futuristic handmade details that showed the delicate thought process behind each design.   The material is called Clear Black Photochromic, which is visibly black in the sunlight but gradually loses color under fluorescent lighting; it shifts toward gray and eventually becomes transparent, showing the inner wear and skin. Having over 5,000 parts per outfit, it showcases mechanical technology in this modern innovation.   ...Keep on reading: Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

One more reason not to pick your nose: pneumonia

PARIS, France – Parents exasperated by their children constantly ignoring pleas to stop picking their noses, may have finally found an argument to break the habit: it might give you pneumonia . Pneumococcus, the bacteria that causes pneumonia – a lung condition that can prove deadly if untreated – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Mbappe is Time magazine s Future of Soccer

      PARIS, France – Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe's rapid rise to global fame has earned the teenaged World Cup ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

French health watchdog wants to ban sunbeds

PARIS, France – The French health watchdog Wednesday, October 10, urged the government to follow the example ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Rico’s Lechon of Cebu opens second Manila branch

  Every time I am in Cebu, I visit chef Raki Orbina's restaurants Caf Laguna, Parilla and Lemon Grass. I also visit Tymad Bistro of chef Philippe Estienne where the food takes me back to my Paris days on the Left Bank. His kouign-amann (Breton cake) is to die for.   Another must-visit is Rico's Lechon owned by Enrico Dionson. I love the lechon so much I was glad to learn it was now available at Bonifacio Global City (BGC).   For one of our "Foodprints" shows, we were given a freshly cooked lechon straight from their pit. I usually try to eat healthy and will only eat a tiny piece of skin and ribs but this was the first time I had eaten so much lechon in ...Keep on reading: Rico’s Lechon of Cebu opens second Manila branch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Reporters Without Borders: 15 Saudi journalists arrested in past year

PARIS, France – At least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been arrested over the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, October 10, following the disappearance of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "In most cases, their arrests have never been officially confirmed and no official has ever said where ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

More Britons seeking French nationality

PARIS, France – The number of British citizens seeking French nationality has increased eightfold since 2015, the year before the country voted to leave the European Union, official figures showed on Wednesday. France's interior ministry said that 386 Britons had asked for citizenship in 2015. In 2017, the number of applications leapt ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Mbappe making case for Ballon d Or with four-goal game

PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Japan s Naomi Osaka climbs to 4th in world women s rankings

PARIS, France – Japan's US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday, October 8, on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks. Romania's Simona Halep tops the table ahead of second-placed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark with Germany's Angelique Kerber holding onto ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

PARIS, France – Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday, October 8, ahead of second-placed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in third place. Only one change affected the top 10 with Kevin Anderson of South Africa moving from ninth to eighth place ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic in exhibition match

PARIS, France — World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday said he has agreed to play an exhibition match against fellow Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic in Saudi Arabia in December. The match between the two stars will take place at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City on December 22. “Thanks for the invitation and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Man wins woman’s weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

NEWRY, Maine (AP) --- Baseball's fall classic focuses on an American pastime. A Maine ski resort has its own fall classic based on a Finnish tradition. More than 30 teams from Maine to California participated Saturday in the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The event at the Sunday River ski resort featured male competitors completing a 278-yard obstacle course while carrying a woman. The legend behind the event is based on Finland's "Ronkainen the Robber," whose gang was known to pillage villages and take the women. Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault won the event. For their efforts, the South Paris couple received Arsenault's weight in beer, and five times her wei...Keep on reading: Man wins woman’s weight in beer at wife-carrying contest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

'MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

PARIS, France – From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment. Here is a look at how 5 countries were affected. France In France, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Interpol chief goes ‘missing’

PARIS — He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. Meng Hongwei, Interpol’s president, boarded a plane and arrived in China, according to a French judicial official. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018