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All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention

CHICAGO --- There was no surprise return for Jake Arrieta. No dramatic entrance for Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb or Greg Holland, either.Kris Bryant   Not even close. The Chicago Cubs settled five of their six potential arbitration cases before the start of their annual fan convention on Friday, including a record $10.85 million, one-year deal for third baseman Kris Bryant. But they remain at an impasse when it comes to another free-agent addition or a big acquisition via trade --- a common refrain during one of the slowest winters for baseball in a long time. "We're not done. We have confidence in this group if this is the 25 we end up taking to spring training," president of baseba...Keep on reading: All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

A Quiet Place makes a lot of noise in North American debut

WASHINGTON — Horror-thriller A Quiet Place, a movie featuring barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding debut in North American theaters over the three-day weekend, taking in an estimated $50 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday. That gave the Paramount film the second highest domestic opening of the year, behind only the […] The post A Quiet Place makes a lot of noise in North American debut appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

‘A Quiet Place’ sounds off with huge $50 million debut

By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “A Quiet Place” was looking to make noise at the weekend box office, and it delivered. Paramount Pictures’ thriller directed by John KrasinskiThe post ‘A Quiet Place’ sounds off with huge $50 million debut appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

PH to host Aeromart Summit in June

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, April 7 -- The Philippines is hosting for the first time the Aeromart Summit, an international business convention for aerospace; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO);.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

PH to host Aeromart Summit in June

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, April 7 -- The Philippines is hosting for the first time the Aeromart Summit, an international business convention for aerospace; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO);.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Whatever your summer plans are, we’ve got you covered! Check out these must-hav…

Whatever your summer plans are, we’ve got you covered! Check out these must-have items to make your days in the sunshine a time to remember! Come and visit Manila Sundance Bazaar today until Sunday, April 6-8 at Hall 3 of SMX Convention Center Manila See you there! #MSB2018 #shopping #summermusthave #happeningnow #SMXConventionCenter Source link: Whatever your summer plans are, we’ve got you covered! Check out these must-hav….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

SLR scores huge upset over erstwhile unbeaten Petron

Games Saturday: (Batangas Sports and Convention Center) 4:00 p.m. -- Foton vs Generika-Ayala 6:00 p.m. -- Cocolife vs Smart   Sta. Lucia Realty carved out the biggest upset so far in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix when the Lady Realtors put Petron’s eight-game winning streak to a screeching halt, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17, Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Spikers pounced hard on the cold and sluggish Blaze Spikers from start to finish en route to a massive conquest. With the win, the Lady Realtors now fashion a 4-5 win-loss card, giving it a slight chance of stealing one of the four twice-to-beat incentives in the quarterfinal round. Sta. Lucia, however, has to beat winless Smart while hoping that Cocolife (5-3) would drop its next two matches in the classification phase. “Whatever happens, this win is a huge morale-booster for us,” said Pascua, who is very familiar with the Blaze Spikers after guiding them to a sweep of the All-Filipino Conference in 2015. Ukrainian reinforcement Dana Anisova delivered 13 kills and an ace to finish with 14 points while MJ Philips and Marisa Field chipped in 13 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Lady Realtors, who marched to the battlefield in with fire in their eyes knowing that the Blaze Spikers have yet to lose in their first eight games. Meanwhile, F2 Logistics recovered from a cold start to clobber Cignal, 23-25, 27-25, 25-16, in the second game. Imports Kennedy Bryan and Maria Jose Perez spearheaded the balanced attack to tow the Cargo Movers to a win away from sweeping the second round. It was the eighth win of the Cargo Movers in nine matches, forging a tie with Petron, which suffered its first loss after falling prey to Sta. Lucia Realty in the first match, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.   With that, F2 Logistics has a golden chance to steal the top seed in the quarterfinals pending the outcome of its final match in the classification phase. Bryan delivered 13 kills, two blocks and an ace for 16 points while Perez chipped in 14 markers for the Cargo Movers, who banked on their solid blocking as well as the steady offensive performance of Ara Galang and Aby Marano. Serbian import Sonja Milanovic delivered 27 markers while American Jeane Horton had 23 points for the HD Spikers, who fell to sixth place after absorbing their sixth loss in nine matches. The Lady Realtors played their hearts out, especially in the third set where they entered the second technical timeout with a huge 16-7 lead. Anisova, Philips and Jonah Sabete continued the rout to put the Lady Realtors at match point, 24-14. Although Lindsay Stalzer tried to pump life into their flickering chances, Field connected a strong hit from the middle to essay the victory. American imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley tallied 19 and 15 markers, respectively, for the Blaze Spikers, who struggled all game long due to misreceptions and turnovers. They tallied 28 errors while the presence of Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda was hardly felt, giving the Lady Realtors a golden chance to become the first team to tarnish their sterling record in just 77 minutes of action......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Sharon Cuneta recuperates from Lipoma surgery

Megastar Sharon Cuneta took to social media to explain why she was quiet for a few days.  Cuneta said that she hasn’t been replying to her fans’ comments and evenThe post Sharon Cuneta recuperates from Lipoma surgery appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Sereno to attend Supreme Court oral arguments on quo warranto

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno confirmed Wednesday, April 4, she would attend the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the quo warranto petition filed against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida. In a chance interview here before her speech at a convention for court legal researchers, Sereno said she ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane

NASA has inked a deal with Lockheed Martin to develop a supersonic "X-plane" that could break the sound barrier without a sonic boom, officials said Tuesday. The $247.5 million contract allows for the design, building and testing of a plane that would make its first test flight in 2021, NASA said. The experimental plane "will cruise at 55,000 feet (16,764 meters) at a speed of about 940 mph (1,513 kph) and create a sound about as loud as a car door closing, 75 Perceived Level decibel (PLdB), instead of a sonic boom," the US space agency said in a statement. As early as mid-2022, NASA plans to fly the X-plane over certain, as yet to be determined, US cities to colle...Keep on reading: NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

China out to dominate Tagaytay chess tourney

China will try to assert its dominance against host Philippines and other regional teams in the Asian Universities Chess Championship set May 26 to June 2 at Tagaytay International Convention Cente.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying ‘me too’

When Rinko Nakajiri was first raped by a producer who seduced her with the promise of a record deal, the 17-year-old singer kept quiet, terrified about her career prospects. Twenty years later, the Tokyo housewife has long since abandoned the music industry and is facing her demons, encouraged by the global #MeToo movement triggered by accusations of rape against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Despite widespread allegations of misogyny and sexual violence from Hollywood to Hong Kong, however, there has been relatively little support for the campaign in Japan, where victims are often told to keep quiet. "It's almost impossible to talk about it in Japan," Nakajiri told AFP. "Th...Keep on reading: Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying ‘me too’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

In Focus: 5 Things We Realized After Taking Some Time Off This Holy Week

All that peace and quiet got us all thinking......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Is the Philippines saying goodbye to Madrid Fusion Manila?

MANILA, Philippines – Madrid Fusion Manila, an annual days-long food convention, won’t be happening this year, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Margaux Salcedo. In her April 1 column, Salcedo quoting Tourism and Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, said “Madrid Fusion Manila 2018 is no longer pushing through.” Rappler has reached ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Mighty Sports rules Republica cagefest

Mighty Sports proved steadier down the stretch as it outlasted Mighty Baliwag, 94-91, to rule the 5th Republica Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament held over the weekend at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Former San Beda star center Ola Adeogun was almost unstoppable in the paint, scoring 22 points to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Marinduque high school students win Battle of the Morions

MARINDUQUE, Philippines — The usually quiet Marinduque turns into a tourist destination during its peak season, Holy Week. Here, there is no age limit to wearing the traditional 10-kilogram morions  – or masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions – and joining different cultural competitions. In fact, this year, the youth of Landy National High School ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

The hating brain

It is all up to you, of course, but by giving you stretches of time such as the Holy Week, the calendar gives you a chance and space to be quiet and to think. In most cases, when humans are given time to reflect, we experience an overwhelming tendency to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Quiet, solemn Holy Week for Cebu City - Inquirer.net

Quiet, solemn Holy Week for Cebu City - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Happ, Springer open MLB season with homers in triumphs

MIAMI: Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter Ian Happ smashed the opening pitch of the 2018 Major League Baseball season for a home run Thursday as the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 8-4. Marlins pitcher Jose Urena endured a nightmare start in the first game of the new campaign, which will conclude with the World Series in [...] The post Happ, Springer open MLB season with homers in triumphs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Crown of Thorns

Holy Wednesday morning was relatively quiet at the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, as pilgrims were just starting to arrive. But thousands are expected to flock here on Good Friday, 30 March 2018. Behind the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ of Divine Mercy is the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a […] The post Crown of Thorns appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Heat close in on clinching, top Bulls 103-92

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Josh Richardson scored 22 points, Goran Dragic added 17 and the Miami Heat trimmed their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to one by topping the Chicago Bulls 103-92 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Justise Winslow scored 13 points and Kelly Olynyk finished with 11 for the Heat (41-35), who've won a season-best eight consecutive home games and moved within a half-game of Washington for the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Wizards lost at Detroit earlier Thursday (Friday, PHL time), an outcome that denied Miami the chance to clinch the postseason spot. The Heat need one more win or one more Detroit loss to wrap up their 20th postseason trip in 30 seasons. The Pistons are in New York on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), in a game that should be over before the start of Miami's home game against Brooklyn. Bulls center Robin Lopez was ejected after picking up a pair of technicals with 8:43 remaining, ending his 13-point, six-rebound night. The Bulls dropped their seventh straight, making this the third losing streak that lasted at least that long for Chicago this season. David Nwaba scored 15 points, Noah Vonleh added 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Bobby Portis ended up with 13 points and 16 rebounds for Chicago. Justin Holiday added 13 points for Chicago, which shot only 37 percent. Miami led most of the way, trailing for only 14 seconds in the opening quarter. The Bulls didn't make it easy, getting within four points late in the third and cutting what was a 19-point deficit down to 12 with a 7-0 run right after Lopez got ejected. But Olynyk snuffed out any doubt with six straight points down the stretch for Miami, part of a 48-point effort by the Heat bench. Heat center Hassan Whiteside returned from a nine-game absence with a hip problem, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds in just under 20 minutes. TIP-INS Bulls: Rookie forward Lauri Markkanen got the night off because of a sore elbow, a residual from a collision against Houston on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The Bulls are thinking that he can play in Orlando on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... This game started a back-to-back for Chicago, which has only one more of those left — April 6 at Boston and April 7 at home against Brooklyn (April 7 and 8, PHL time). Heat: Dwyane Wade and Tyler Johnson both missed the morning shootaround practice with migraines, but were cleared to play. Johnson, however, left in the first half with a sprained right ankle. ... Thursday (Friday, PHL time) was the 22nd anniversary of Alonzo Mourning's 50-point game for Miami against Washington — a career-best for the Hall of Famer. SLOW NIGHT Miami came in averaging 11.2 makes from three-point range per game. The Heat went 7-for-27 from deep Thursday (Friday, PHL time), and are 16-for-56 in their last two games. SPLIT DECISION Chicago beat Miami on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), and then Miami beat Chicago. A couple of miles from AmericanAirlines Arena, the Cubs topped the Marlins 8-4 in an opening day game that preceded the Heat victory over the Bulls. PERSPECTIVE The Bulls won four playoff series in 1997-98, Michael Jordan's final season in Chicago. They've won five playoff series in the 20 seasons since. UP NEXT Bulls: Visit Orlando on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Heat: Host Brooklyn on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018