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Kasal ni Maxene, ’di sinipot ni Saab NAMAYAGPAG sa cover ng isang fashion magazine sa Vietnam ang tatlo nating beauty queens, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss International 2016 Kylie Versoza at Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Silang tatlo ang nasa cover ng Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam at ang photo nila….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 11th, 2018

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga marks 3rd wedding anniversary to Paul Soriano with throwback picture

It seems uncanny if not admirable that someone like Toni Gonzaga--who has lived under the spotlight long enough--would choose to mark her wedding anniversary absent of all the pomp and noise that c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Sotto, 3 others register perfect attendance in second regular session of Congress

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd and three other senators registered perfect attendance during the second regular session of Congress. Sotto, former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel 3rd,  Senators Panfilo Lacson and Juan Miguel Zubiri were never absent in all 79 session days of the Senate or from July 24, 2017 to May 30. While all four senators… link: Sotto, 3 others register perfect attendance in second regular session of Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Paris

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out. During a news conference after both won Saturday to set up the longtime rivals' fourth-round matchup at Roland Garros, Williams criticized Sharapova's autobiography as "hearsay" and twice brought up the Russian's 15-month doping ban. Producing by far the best performance in her return to Grand Slam tennis — 16 months after her last major tournament and nine months after having a baby — Williams played cleanly and powerfully in a 6-3, 6-4 tour de force against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges that lasted a mere 75 minutes and lacked much in the way of theatrics. "There is still a ways to go, but it's moving in the right direction," said Williams, who made only three unforced errors in the first set, 12 in all. "And I think that as long as it's moving in the right direction, I know I will get there." Sharapova advanced with a similarly lopsided win, 6-2, 6-1 against 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova. Now comes the drama: Williams vs. Sharapova on Monday with a quarterfinal spot at stake. They have verbally clashed in the past, such as a 2013 public spat about their private lives. Williams, 36, owns 23 major singles titles. Sharapova, 31, has won five. Williams has won the French Open three times, Sharapova twice. They are the only active women with a career Grand Slam; they are two of six in history to accomplish that. Both have been ranked No. 1. But the head-to-head history is overwhelmingly in Williams' favor: She has won 19 of 21 meetings, including 18 in a row. "Quite frankly, she's probably a favorite in this match, for sure," Williams said with a chuckle. "She's been playing ... for over a year now. I just started. So I'm just really trying to get my bearings and trying to feel out where I am and see where I can go." The last time Sharapova beat Williams was in 2004. The last time they played was in the 2016 Australian Open quarterfinals, Sharapova's final appearance before her 15-month drug suspension. "Well, it's been a while," Sharapova said, "and I think a lot has happened in our lives for the both of us, in very different ways." Williams was asked about Sharapova's book, which was published last year. It contains quite a bit of material about the American, including a reference to Williams crying in the locker room after losing to Sharapova in the Wimbledon final 14 years ago. "As a fan, I wanted to read the book and I was really excited for it to come out and I was really happy for her. And then the book was a lot about me. I was surprised about that, to be honest," Williams said. "I was, like, 'Oh, OK, I didn't expect to be reading a book about me — that wasn't necessarily true.'" Insisting she doesn't "have any negative feelings" toward Sharapova, Williams said "the success of one female should be the inspiration to another." Seconds later, Williams made reference to Sharapova's "incident of drugs." There were plenty of other results involving top names at the French Open on Saturday. Other women moving into the fourth round included 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time runner-up Simona Halep, two-time major title winner Angelique Kerber and reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens. Men's winners included 10-time champion Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Marin Cilic, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson and No. 9 John Isner. The story of Day 7, though, was what everyone can look forward to on Day 9: Williams vs. Sharapova. This is Williams' first Grand Slam tournament since January 2017, when she won the Australian Open while pregnant. The American made a brief foray on the tour earlier this season, but she played only four matches. She had some problems in her initial two outings in Paris, including in the second round, when she dropped the first set against 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty before — as Williams herself put it — "Serena came out." Against Goerges, the careless errors were largely absent. The missing energy was back. In front of a crowd that included former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, it took 15 minutes for Williams to gain the upper hand, sprinting to reach a drop shot and whip a cross-court forehand passing winner for a 3-1 lead. Williams yelled loudly and raised her fist. It was almost as if she'd never left the scene. "Any time you play against Serena, you know what you're up against. You know the challenge that is upon you," Sharapova said. "Despite the record that I have against her, I always look forward to coming out on the court and competing against the best players.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew

Calvin Abueva has gone missing from Alaska's reach for the second time this season. Head coach Alex Compton said Saturday the Aces camp have not seen or heard from forward since the All-Star break despite their efforts to reach him. "Calvin, I hope you're okay," said Compton at Smart Araneta Center after their 109-103 victory over Globalport in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. "He hasn't shown up to practice since the All-Star break and we've been reaching out to him." This isn't the first time Abueva went missing as he was also absent in the Aces' and even the Gilas' practice sessions in January and February. As it turned out, Abueva was fixing his marriage when he went mi...Keep on reading: Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) --- Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to give standing ovations to empty seats. Chairs were left poignantly vacant for two absent filmmakers whose films are in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Both Iran's Jafar Panahi and Russia's Kirill Serebrennikov were unable to attend their red carpet premieres because both are barred from traveling out of their home countries. Their absence has put the Cannes spotlight on two cases of artist censorship, their defenders say. Both were loudly applauded in absentia at their premieres. At the festival news conferences for each of their films, an empty seat was placed in the center of the panel, with a pl...Keep on reading: 2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Malacañang on Cayetano, COA on PTV, Giuliani on Trump | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte continues to trust Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano despite the Philippines' diplomatic crisis with Kuwait.  The Commission on Audit flags the People’s Television Network for spending P157.322 million in 2017 on various projects with inadequate or absent documents and approvals.  Malacañang says ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Celtics defense

The Celtics’ victory yesterday was significant for a good many reasons, but two stand out. First, they’ve proven that they can come out on top despite their failure to generate any consistent offense. Absent offensive stalwarts Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, they often looked lost and out of their element producing points. It was certainly […] The post Celtics defense appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Has Cameron Diaz retired from Hollywood?

If you feel like you've missed Cameron Diaz from movies lately, it's no accident: it appears that the actress has retired from acting based on recent statements. The 45-year-old actress was last on the silver screen in 2014 for "Annie" opposite Jamie Foxx, but she has since been absent from Hollywood blockbusters. In an Entertainment Weekly interview last March with "The Sweetest Thing" co-stars Selma Blair and Christina Applegate, Diaz described herself as "semi-retired" and "retired." The three women discussed reuniting, to which Diaz said, "Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I'm down. I'm literally doing nothing." After Applegate described herself as "semi-retired," Diaz added, "...Keep on reading: Has Cameron Diaz retired from Hollywood?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

LeBron sparks undermanned Cavs over Raptors

NEW YORK, USA – LeBron James shrugged off 5 absent players and an ill coach with a virtuoso performance Wednesday, March 21, rallying the host Cleveland Cavaliers over NBA Eastern Conference leader Toronto 132-129. The 3-time NBA champion and 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player scored 35 points, passed out 17 assists ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

It’s complicated: China torn on Trump, Kim talks

When China called on the United States to engage in direct talks with North Korea, it probably never imagined it would be absent from the table. #BeFullyInformed It’s complicated: China torn on Trump, Kim talks When China called on the United States to engage in direct talks with North Korea, it probably never imagined it… link: It’s complicated: China torn on Trump, Kim talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Nokia 9 could have an in-display fingerprint scanner and notch

MANILA, Philippines - HMD Global, the company developing Nokia smartphones, revealed a host of new smartphones at the 2018 Mobile World Congress last month. Noticeably absent from their lineup, however, was the so-called Nokia 9 that many were hoping to see and hear about. New information coming from a “trusted” Baidu user reported ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Ateneo Lady Eagles suffer from bad timing in loss to DLSU

MANILA, Philippines – It was a tale of bad timing that spelled misfortune for the Ateneo Lady Eagles as they snapped their 4-game winning streak in their loss against archrivals De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers   on Saturday, March 3.  Head coach Anusorn "Tai" Bundit was absent in today's crucial game, as his father-in-law's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Gunmen kill cop, attendant in Bohol cockpit arena shooting

      TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol---A policeman and a female employee of a cockpit arena were killed by armed men inside the establishment in Dauis town, Bohol on Thursday afternoon.   The victims were identified as PO2 Zandro Zamora, 34, who had been on absent without official leave (Awol); and Paterna Acua, gatekeeper of New Dauis Cockpit Areana in Purok 2 in Barangay Totolan in Dauis town.   The police had yet to determine the motive behind the shooting of Zamora and who was the real target of the assailants.   But the Scene of Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered a small sachet of suspected shabu inside the victim's pocket, aside f...Keep on reading: Gunmen kill cop, attendant in Bohol cockpit arena shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Inconsistencies in the IAET

The concept of improperly accumulated earnings tax (IAET) has been present in our jurisdiction even prior to the 1939 Tax Code. Although it was momentarily absent from our tax laws from 1986 to 1997 due to its repeal under Executive Order No. 37, IAET was reinstated 12 years after in the 1997 Tax Code. Despite […] The post Inconsistencies in the IAET appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Serve And Build

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JOHN Christian Lopez, 20, of Jaro, Iloilo City, a graduating student of Philippine Science High School, is both a missionary of Youth For Christ and a nation-builder of iLead Trainings. He underwent familial crises which resulted in the separation of his parents who are now both absent in his life. But […] The post Serve And Build appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Chot clarifies that Abueva is still part of Gilas pool

In case it wasn't clear before, Calvin Abueva is still part of the main pool for Gilas Pilipinas. However, he's not going to play in February against Australia and Japan as punishment for missing the first three practices of the national team to start 2018. So again, Calvin is out for the pool for February but he's still with the national team. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes says so himself. "Calvin has always been part of the pool. He was never dropped from the pool. He is just dropped from the second window," Reyes clarified Monday after the Beast finally showed up to training for the first time. "But he is still part of the team, part of the pool. But he knows he cannot play in the second window," he added. Calvin has made peace with his situation and has vowed to continue supporting the national team. As for Raymond Almazan, the other player dropped from the Gilas pool last week, it remains to be seen. The Rain or Shine star was absent from practice again Monday and Chot has no idea what's going on with him. At least Abueva called in advance before showing up for training. "Hindi ko pa siya nakakausap," Reyes said of Almazan. "They all know it’s very easy to reach me. Calvin called me. Nag usap kami kanina. He asked if he could practice. I said of course he’s welcome. He’s still part of the team, he’s not just gonna be a part of the pool because like I said, it’s unfair to the guys who’ve always been here that never missed. And he understands. Naiintindihan naman niya," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Abueva leaves Alaska-Blackwater game due to ‘personal emergency’

Alaska forward Calvin Abueva left the game between his team Alaska and Blackwater even before the opening buzzer sounded at Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday. Abueva, who also ditched the Aces' practice four days in a row, was said to be dealing with a "personal emergency" as people close to the situation described it. Security staff inside Araneta said Abueva left the venue while the game was being played. When asked about Abueva, the Aces coaches declined to comment during the halftime break. Apart from missing his club's practices, Abueva was also absent from Gilas' weekly practice for three consecutive Mondays. Chot Reyes has since dropped him from the pool. Alaska i...Keep on reading: Abueva leaves Alaska-Blackwater game due to ‘personal emergency’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Resilient Vikings have taken their cue from Zimmer

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota's still-buzzing stadium. "Hey, let's open these things up!" Zimmer blurted out mid-sentence, prodding a Vikings official to push the button that removes the window shades and allows the premium ticket-holders in an adjacent lounge to peer in the room. His wish to interact with the customers who cheered the Vikings on to a last-play divisional round victory was granted. Zimmer then proceeded to slowly and rhythmically clap above his head, dignifying the ritual "Skol" chant performed by the purple-clad fans at each game honoring the area's Scandinavian heritage and the team's nickname. "You deserve it!" Zimmer said, again interrupting his own answer to acknowledge the crowd. From peers around the league to players in the locker room to people up and down the organization, there's a strong sentiment that Zimmer has earned this, too, pulling within one win of a Super Bowl appearance. The way the Vikings finished their 29-24 victory over New Orleans on a last-chance 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs suggested they're on some kind of charmed path, an uncharted territory for this championship-deprived franchise. Zimmer, for his part, has experienced his own share of painful setbacks. "I just think he was so proud of us," tight end Kyle Rudolph said. "Proud of us for fighting until there were zeros on the clock." Zimmer is only here, preparing the Vikings for the NFC title game in Philadelphia on Sunday, because he himself resisted the urge to quit. After being passed over for so many head coach vacancies during a six-year run as Cincinnati's defensive coordinator, Zimmer nearly canceled a second interview in Minnesota in 2014 after a different team that considered him chose a different candidate. He ignored the discouragement in his head, instead accepting the offer to become the ninth head coach in team history at age 57. "Sometimes you wonder, but I have a lot of confidence in myself," Zimmer said at his introductory news conference at team headquarters. "I feel like I was destined to do this." That first season, the Vikings improved by two wins to finish 7-9 with rookie Teddy Bridgewater forced into action ahead of schedule at quarterback and running back Adrian Peterson absent for all but one game because of the child abuse case and subsequent NFL discipline dispute he was involved in. In 2015, they went 11-5 and ended Green Bay's four-year hold on the NFC North title. The potholes in the road were waiting, though. Blair Walsh's 27-yard field-goal try went wide left at the end of the one-point wild-card round loss at home to Seattle. The 5-0 start in 2016 was washed away by a torrent of season-ending injuries, including Bridgewater, Peterson and several offensive linemen. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned the day after Zimmer had the first of eight eye surgeries to address a torn retina. The third procedure forced him to miss a game for the first time in his career . The first quarter of the 2017 season brought knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook, who needed reconstructive surgery to repair a torn ACL. The Vikings didn't blink, though, particularly with the experience of 2016 so fresh. Case Keenum deftly took over for Bradford, and Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray became a productive backfield tandem. All of these on-field hurdles have paled next to the pain Zimmer has endured in his personal life. His wife, Vikki, died suddenly in 2009. His father and former high school coach, Bill, passed away during training camp in 2015. Zimmer was hired by the Vikings because of his acumen as a defensive strategist and teacher, having started his 24-year NFL career as the defensive backs coach for Dallas before a promotion to defensive coordinator in 2000. Calling plays has been his forte, a responsibility he has yet to give up despite his duty as the main man on the staff on game day, but his ability to mold a disciplined, selfless unit from a collection of alpha males and high draft picks helped the Vikings' defense rank first in the league in 2017 in both fewest yards and points allowed. Beneath the gruff exterior is a deep affection for his players, an emotion that has caused his voice to crack and his eyes to well up several times over the years in various public discussions of their development or character. He's a football coach just like his father, though, and the critical eye and demanding approach are always quick to come out. "We can't make these mistakes in playoff games or we'll be going home," Zimmer said on Monday, reflecting on the reality of the performance after the euphoria of the winning play had worn off. Now the Vikings must go on the road to face a team with a 14-3 record just like theirs, the last and biggest obstacle looming before they can experience a Super Bowl. "We've got a bunch of fighters on this team," Zimmer said. "They've been a resilient bunch all year long. I expect it to continue to be that way.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Absent

Kasal ni Maxene, ’di sinipot ni Saab NAMAYAGPAG sa cover ng isang fashion magazine sa Vietnam ang tatlo nating beauty queens, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss International 2016 Kylie Versoza at Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Silang tatlo ang nasa cover ng Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam at ang photo nila….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Aguirre says BI employee tried to help Chinese bizman linked to P6.4-B shabu haul flee PH

An employee of the Bureau of Immigration who went absent without authorized leave tried to help Chinese businessman Richard Tan leave the country after the Department of Justice filed a criminal case against him in relation to the smuggling of P6.4-billion of shabu last year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018