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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

Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

US President Donald Trump said he had canceled a military parade planned for November due to high costs — hours after the Pentagon indefinitely postponed the much-maligned event — and would instead head to Paris for ceremonies marking the end of World War I. Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris… link: Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago

Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan loan signing Gonzalo Higuain were also omitted by Scaloni. So were defender Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Ever Banega. Argentina plays against Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles and Colombia in New Jersey four days later. Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. He is the son of Diego Simeone, the current Atletico Madrid coach and former Argentina midfielder. The squad includes Mauro Icardi, the Inter Milan striker not picked for the World Cup by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in the first knockout round by eventual champion France. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, again failed to score in the knockout stages of the competition. The Argentine Football Association has yet to announce a permanent replacement for Sampaoli. ___________ ARGENTINA: Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Sergio Romero (Manchester United). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Leonel Di Placido (Lanus), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Alan Franco (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Gerrmain), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Martinez (River), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Ezequiel Palacios (River), Matias Vargas (Velez), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla). Forwards: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 32 min. ago

Foreign-trained fencers upbeat

Fencing president and chef de mission Mayor Richard Gomez is pinning his medal hopes on its fencers who underwent three-week training in Paris in their runup to the Asian Games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’ – study

PARIS: Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein [...] The post Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’ – study appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO

  PARIS, France – Air France-KLM was tipped to name Canada's Ben Smith as its new chief executive on Thursday, August 16, whose mooted nomination has run into immediate resistance from the group's powerful unions. It was "inconceivable that the Air France company, French since 1933, falls into the hands of a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

PARIS, France -- From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans -- and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities. Experts say models readily available on the market can easily be turned into a "poor man's weapon", a remote-controlled bomb or a means of filming a site in preparation for an attack. "This is going to be the weapon of choice for those who feel that they are technically outmatched in other areas," said Todd Humphreys, an engineering professor at the University of Austin in Texas who specializes in drone research. Already the list...Keep on reading: Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Lira plunge highlights EM currencies’ plight

PARIS: Much of the Turkish lira’s plight may be homegrown, but it shares some key vulnerabilities with other emerging countries whose currencies are now also plunging as fear of contagion spreads, analysts say. South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Russia have all seen their currencies slip over the past week because, like Turkey, they remain [...] The post Lira plunge highlights EM currencies’ plight appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Miracle image of Padre Pio near the bell tower – Manila Picture

Apart from its reputation as the second oldest church in the Philippines (the oldest one is in the Intramuros district in Manila), Baclayon church (officially The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) is also known for its miracle images that are reputed to have appeared mysteriously on its walls. This image is believed… link: Miracle image of Padre Pio near the bell tower – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Paris Gay Games a respite for oppressed athletes

PARIS, France – The Gay Games which are under way in Paris are not just a chance to celebrate sport and diversity: they offer crucial respite to gay athletes forced to hide their sexuality in their home countries. Silenced in China Unable to share the truth about being gay with his family, 21-year-old Zhang Nan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

PARIS, France – Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic.  After a US court on Friday, August 10, ordered Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

‘Intelligent’ crows to pick up litter at French theme park

PARIS--Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday. "The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean" but also to show that "nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment", Nicolas de Villiers of the Puy du Fou park, in the western Vendee region, told AFP. Rooks, a member of the crow family of birds that also includes the carrion crow, jackdaw and raven, are considered to be "particularly intelligent" and in the right circumstances "like to communicate with humans and establish a relationship through p...Keep on reading: ‘Intelligent’ crows to pick up litter at French theme park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Young South Korean footballers head to Pyongyang

More than 150 South Korean athletes, journalists and officials left for Pyongyang on Friday for a football tournament, in the latest effort at sports diplomacy between the neighbors. The two Koreas, who agreed to increase sports exchanges at a landmark summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un in April, held a friendly basketball match in Pyongyang last month. The delegation -- including 84 young footballers -- will travel by bus to Pyongyang for their 10-day visit, marking the first overland trip by South Korean civilians to the North's capital in nearly seven years. Two South Korean U-15 teams -- FC Gangwon and Yeoncheon Miracle ...Keep on reading: Young South Korean footballers head to Pyongyang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Asia’s role in the future of energy

SINGAPORE –The Asia Pacific region has one of the toughest roles to play in meeting the Paris Agreement . Current investments in its energy sector could tip the scales: Asian cities could either add or reduce global carbon emissions from energy. “Cities in Asia are crucial in meeting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Taguig City, Catriona Gray and JC Santos Pledges Anew to End AIDS Epidemic

TAGUIG CITY, 9 AUGUST 2018- City Mayor of Taguig, Ma. Laarni ‘Lani’ Cayetano, signed last August 9th the Paris Declaration to Fast-Track Cities: Ending the AIDS Epidemic, at the Kalayaan Hall in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case

  PARIS -- A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having "abusive" clauses in its terms and conditions. UFC-Que Choisir claimed victory in its case against the US social media platform, saying "the conviction has a gigantic scope for the protection of users' personal data". The consumer association had called on the high court "to recognize the abusive or illegal nature" of 256 clauses contained in Twitter's terms and conditions that it said breached users' privacy. In particular, UFC-Que Choisir said the court's decision guarantees Twitter users that their photos and tweets can no...Keep on reading: French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader Vox Bikol Sat, 12/09/2017 - 01:35 PILI, Camarines Sur, Dec.06 (PIA) ---  “It’s unbelievable! The experience seemed so surreal but I was there, flesh and body, and have represented the Philippines as one of the delegates to the #NOWASEAN 2017Conference, promoting among others, the significant role of the youth in understanding climate change and disaster resilience in ASEAN countries.” Emman Cleodoro, Coordinator of El Verde Youth for Climate Action and  Environment, Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO) Environmental Advocacy Officer  of the Provincial government of Camarines Sur was the lone representative of the country and was among the youth leaders from different countries chosen to participate in the conference in commemoration of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the Philippines’ National Day for Youth in Climate Action  held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila last November 23 to 26. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be the representative of the Philippines in the ASEAN conference in Manila. This conference taught me a lot of things, most especially what can the youth do to create a significant impact on the country’s campaign on climate change and disaster risk reduction management. This experience is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life,” Cleodoro humbly stated. At the prime of his youth at 27, Emman as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues had been advocating a cleaner and greener environment for the past 5 years under the helm of EDMERO. He owed his achievements to his mentors and points to EDMERO Chief Lucena “Che” Bermeo and the dynamic and young Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte as the source of his fervor to passionately pursue his environmental advocacy and share it with the young crowd. One of the highlights of the conference, Emman narrated was the adoption of the Southeast Asian Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Network (SAYCAN) Framework Agreement. The agreement binds the youth in a commitment to advocate youth empowerment on climate action and disaster resilience by promoting education and capacity building, engaging champions and strengthening partnership with other environmental stakeholders through online and on-ground strategies. ““The NowASEAN Conference is an initiative of the Filipino youth-led climate action undertaking dubbed as #NowPH or Not on our Watch Philippines. One of their outputs is the adoption of the SAYCAN Framework agreement.  It played a significant role in gathering signatures for the adoption of the Paris agreement held in France in 2015,” Emman elaborated. SAYCAN hopes to bring young people towards a common understanding of the ill effects of climate change and what the community can do to alleviate the impact of any catastrophe in their areas.  To do this, education and capacity building, including engaging environmental champions and stakeholders is a must. It is also important to build partnership, establish and strengthen them by the use of various strategies, both online and on-ground thereby engaging more and more stakeholders to take part in the fight to win back greener days and a safer environment for the next generation. “In the years that I have served as Environmental Advocacy Officer, I have seen the prowess and competence of the youth to promote a climate and disaster-resilient way of life and pursue sustainable development.  Meeting other ASEAN youth leaders coming from our neighboring ASEAN countries, only proves that we are all attuned towards this one vision of creating a haven of environment loving people who is as concerned as I am in ensuring that our children’s children will still have a place which they can call “home” in the upcoming years.”  (LSMacatangay, PIAV/Camarines Sur)  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

PARIS, France – Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm CheckPoint said on Wednesday, August 8, they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker a possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Ligue 1 2018-19: 5 new signings to watch out for

By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Although the transfer window in the French league doesn't close until the end of August, here is the pick of the signings so far ahead of the season starting this weekend: ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN (Monaco) One of the best players at the World Cup was signed by Monaco from CSKA Moscow despite strong interest from Chelsea. With his excellent technique and dribbling skills, 22-year-old Aleksandr Golovin set the tone for a strong showing at the World Cup by setting up two goals and curling in a free kick in Russia's 5-0 opening victory over Saudi Arabia. The midfielder also held his nerve to convert a penalty in the shootout against Spain that sent Russia to the quarterfinals. LUCAS EVANGELISTA (Nantes) Nantes reportedly paid 4 million euros ($4.6 million) to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista from Udinese. It represents good value for the unsung player who was scouted by Manchester United a few years ago when he played for Desportivo Brasil in his home country. Evangelista has struggled to establish himself in Europe but finally came to prominence in Portugal with Estoril, with four goals and four assists last season. After starting his career further up on the field as a forward, the 23-year-old Evangelista is a versatile player who can also play on the wings and has shown some excellent attacking qualities on set pieces. JOSE FONTE (Lille) Portugal defender Jose Fonte will continue his much-traveled career in northern France after signing a two-year deal with Lille. The 34-year-old Fonte started all four games at the World Cup in Russia as Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16. Two years ago, he was a member of the squad which won the European Championship in France. The former Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham center back played only a few matches with Chinese club Dalian Yifang this year before terminating his contract. DUJE CALETA-CAR (Marseille) Nine-time champion Marseille bolstered its defense by signing Duje Caleta-Car from Red Bull Salzburg. The 21-year-old Caleta-Car, who played a group game at the World Cup with Croatia, won four Austrian league titles and three national cups with Salzburg. "He is a clever player, who understands football," Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said. "His very physical skills make him very good in the air, and he has good passing abilities." THEOSON-JORDAN SIEBATCHEU (Rennes) American-born striker Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu is back among the elite with Rennes after joining from Reims. The 22-year-old center forward was born in Washington but grew up in France, honing his skills at the Reims academy. He moved to the Brittany club on the back of an excellent season, helping his former team back to the top division with 17 goals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

World’s most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73

  PARIS: Joel Robuchon, the world’s most-starred Michelin chef who tore down kitchen walls to give diners new insights into the art of haute cuisine, has died at 73, a French government spokesman said on Monday. Robuchon, who was hailed as one of four “chefs of the century” by the Gault Millau industry bible in 1990, [...] The post World’s most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at age 73

PARIS (AP) --- French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73. A spokeswoman for Robuchon confirmed that he died, with French TV station BFM and newspaper Le Figaro reporting that he died in Geneva on Monday from cancer, citing his entourage. His career was one of superlatives: Named among the best craftsmen in France in 1976, crowned cook of the century in 1990, one of the cooks at the "dinner of the century," and, for years, holder of the most Michelin stars in the world. Robuchon was known for his constant innovation and even playfulness in the kitchen --- a revelation to the hidebound world of French cuisine. He had built an empire of gourmet restaurants a...Keep on reading: French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at age 73.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018