Advertisements


Annual Cinematografo International Filmfest returns

Annual Cinematografo International Filmfest returns.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardNov 6th, 2018

‘Hows Of Us’ and ‘Exes Baggage’ to be shown in San Francisco-based film festival

Two romantic movies, “The Hows of Us” and “Exes Baggage,” will be shown in the second edition of the Cinematografo International Film Festival to be held in San Francisco. The festival is an annual film exhibition organized by ABS-CBN International that aims to showcase talents of emerging Filipino and Filipino-American filmmakers in the international landscape. This […] The post ‘Hows Of Us’ and ‘Exes Baggage’ to be shown in San Francisco-based film festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Hardwell, Zedd to headline Road to Ultra Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The world's most international festival brand, Ultra Worldwide, returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to Ultra Philipp.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

SAG Awards on Jan. 28

  The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards silver anniversary ceremony will broadcast live on Jan. 28, 9 a.m. on Blue Ant Entertainment. Nominees in the outstanding performance by a female actor include Emily Blunt ("Mary Poppins Returns"), Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born"), Glenn Close ("The Wife"), Olivia Colman ("The Favourite") and Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"). 'Popcorn Day' today Get a chance to receive free popcorn today as SMCinema celebrates International Popcorn Day. At SM Megamall, join the popcorn-eating contest or choose a team and vote for your favorite popcorn flavor. Be on the lookout as well for the mascot Poppy the Popcorn, representing th...Keep on reading: SAG Awards on Jan. 28.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

NAIA janitor returns envelope containing US dollar bills

Another honest janitor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport returned yesterday an envelope containing US dollar bills......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

& lsquo;Quezon& rsquo;s Game& rsquo; rakes in international filmfest awards in Canada

& lsquo;Quezon& rsquo;s Game& rsquo; rakes in international filmfest awards in Canada.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Sinulog 2019 to See Hike of Air Passengers by 4%

Air passenger arrivals at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are seen to increase by four percent within just a two-week period this January for the annual Sinulog festival. Neneth Castillon, Terminal 1 Operations Head of the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), said that last year, there were 223,000 passenger arrivals, both domestic and foreign, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Halep’s quick exit

RETURNS, LEAVES SYDNEY, Australia — World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. She heads to Melbourne Park for the opening Grand Slam of the year with just one game under her belt. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Panama leads ranking of top places in the world to retire

Its proximity to the United States, the use of American currency, large English-speaking population and tropical climate make Panama the world's best place to retire. It's the 10th time the country in Central America has topped International Living's annual Global Retirement Index, which aims to help retirees settle down in destinations where their dollar stretches further and which offer the best quality of life. For the first time, Thailand also cracked the top 10 list while Sri Lanka made its first-ever debut. To compile the list of top retirement destinations, editors consider 13 criteria: buying and investing, renting, benefits and seniors discounts, visas and residence...Keep on reading: Panama leads ranking of top places in the world to retire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Fernandinho s absence hurting slumping Man City

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — From a 15-match unbeaten start to three losses in 18 days, Manchester City's title defense in the Premier League has unexpectedly hit a wall. That the slump has coincided with the absence of Fernandinho is surely no coincidence. The defensive midfielder from Brazil has been one of the unsung heroes in Pep Guardiola's remarkable team, providing protection for the defense and a robust platform for its dynamic attacking play. A former box-to-box midfielder, Fernandinho chips in with the odd goal, too. It's only when he's not around that he is really appreciated. City slipped to its first defeat of the season — a 2-0 loss at Chelsea on Dec. 8 — with Fernandinho in the starting lineup, but that was regarded as an anomaly. City dominated the first half at Stamford Bridge, wasting chances before being hit by two second-half goals. He was missing, injured with a thigh injury, when City lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace and 2-1 away to Leicester either side of Christmas, when Guardiola's team put in almost unrecognizable displays. And there's a good chance he won't be playing on Sunday when City looks to revive its title challenge at Southampton amid the 20th round of fixtures. City has dropped to third place, seven points behind unbeaten Liverpool and one adrift of Tottenham. Defensively, City has looked fragile in Fernandinho's absence, with his replacements — John Stones, a center back briefly converted to center midfield, and Ilkay Gundogan — not in the Brazilian player's class as a shield for the back four. Whether it's his positioning, his reading of the game or his astutely timed fouls that stop opposition breakaways, Fernandinho is key to the way City balances attack and defense and has been previously described by Guardiola as "a fundamental player for us" and one of the best midfield anchormen. Guardiola wanted a back-up for the 33-year-old in the offseason but failed in a bid to sign Italy international Jorginho, who snubbed City's offer in favor of following Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea. City didn't have enough time to land any of its other potential targets — Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers was linked — so went into the season with just one proper holding midfielder. It has proved to be the team's big weakness, relying too much on Fernandinho being fit. Guardiola could turn to Ajax youngster Frenkie De Jong in the next offseason but, more immediately, he will hope Fernandinho returns quickly. The Spanish coach has already reiterated he won't be buying anyone in the January window. Even if Fernandinho has a chance to return for the Southampton game, Guardiola would be wise to make sure he is fully fit for the home match against Liverpool on Thursday, given the significance of that fixture to the title race. One thing going in Guardiola's favor in his most testing spell this season is the return of creative midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, who could both start at St. Mary's Stadium alongside Gundogan. Fabian Delph, who has been filling in at left back in place of the injured Benjamin Mendy, is suspended after his red card at Leicester, so Oleksandr Zinchenko should start there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Munti hosts 20th International Robot Olympiad

MUNTINLUPA, Dec. 27 (PIA)--Muntinlupa City hosted this year's 20th edition of the International Robot Olympiad (IRO), an annual gathering of robot learners and mentors from member-countries on Dece.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Abra Red Cross recognizes its volunteers

BANGUED, Abra, Dec. 27 (PIA) - - The Abra Red Cross gave recognition to its volunteers last December 19 during the celebration of International Volunteers Day and its annual Christmas program held.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Munti hosts 20th International Robot Olympiad

MUNTINLUPA, Dec. 27 (PIA)--Muntinlupa City hosted this year's 20th edition of the International Robot Olympiad (IRO), an annual gathering of robot learners and mentors from member-countries on Dece.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Rookie Ladder: Nets Kurucs taking full advantage of big opportunity

By Drew Packham, NBA.com There’s an international rookie from the Barcelona pipeline making waves this season. No, not Luka Doncic (although he’s not doing too shabby himself). The other foreign phenom is doing his work in Brooklyn – Rodions Kurucs. Kurucs, whom the Nets grabbed with the No. 40 pick in the 2018 Draft, has burst onto the scene, becoming a key contributor as resurgent Brooklyn has won nine of its last 10. Kurucs saw his playing time spike after Allen Crabbe went down with a knee injury, and he’s made the most of his opportunity. Since becoming the starter, the 6'9" Latvian has averaged 12.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 29.2 minutes over seven games. His energy and defensive effort has won over coach Kenny Atkinson. “He’s just confirming, it doesn’t seem like this is a flash in the pan,” Atkinson said. “This is sustainable to me.” With Crabbe close to returning, Atkinson has a decision to make, but the team’s winning ways will make it hard to remove Kurucs from the starting lineup. Kurucs grabbed his first career double-double in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) 111-103 win over the Suns, then tallied another one Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in Brooklyn’s 132-132 win over Charlotte in double-OT, notching 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals. “I’m just playing basketball. I was hungry. I didn’t play for years; Now I’m enjoying it,” said the 20-year-old Kurucs, the youngest foreign-born player to ever start for the Nets. “I think also the thing I wasn’t playing in Barcelona it helped me mentally to prepare myself to be together, work harder and someday come back, I just kept working on my game and that’s it.” * * * 1. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Last week: 1st Doncic had some memorable moments over the past week: First, he dazzled with a career-high 32 points last Thursday (Friday, PHl time) in a loss to the Clippers. Then, he put up 23 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and hit one of the craziest shots at the buzzer to force OT in Portland (the Mavs would eventually lose 121-118). To close out the week, Doncic just missed a triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Mavs end a six-game winning streak. Doncic also hit the game-clinching free throws with 30 seconds left to seal the win. Ayton is nipping at his heels with some monster games, but Doncic is the Mavs’ everything right now, and he’s not letting up. 2. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns Last week: 2nd Ayton is so close to taking over the top rung from Doncic. (If you ask his coach, Igor Kokoskov, it’s no contest for Rookie of the Year, which is saying something since the Suns coach managed Doncic on the Slovenian national team.) After jumping last week back to the second rung, Ayton is putting up monster numbers to give Doncic a run at the No. 1 spot. Check out some of the Suns big man’s numbers: Over his last three games, Ayton is averaging 20.0 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 68.3 percent from the field. He’s grabbed double-digit rebounds in six straight and nine of his last 10 games. What’s most important, though, are the three shots he’s blocked in each of the last two games. “You’re seeing him put games together,” Suns veteran Jamal Crawford said. “Not just games, but quarters together. He’s doing it every single night. That’s a sign of going from good to great.” 3. Kevin Knox, New York Knicks Last week: 3rd The Knicks are mired in a five-game losing streak, but Knox has emerged as the team’s best player. Knox says the game is “starting to slow down,” and it shows in his numbers. In December he’s averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds thanks to a stretch in which he’s scored 20-plus in his last three games and five of his last eight. Knox credits his ability to hit his floater in the lane for his recent success. “It’s been really consistent the last few games,” Knox told Newsday. “So I’ve just been able to do that without going in the paint to the bigs. The bigs in this game are really good at walling up and not fouling, so being able to go to a floater [and use my] really good touch around the basket [works].” 4. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Last week: Not ranked Jackson rejoins the Top 5 after a monumental performance against the Lakers. Jackson scored 27 points, including a game-clinching three-pointer in the final minute – over LeBron James, no less – to help Memphis snap a five-game losing streak. L.A. had no answer for Jackson, who also grabbed nine rebounds in the 107-99 win. It was the kind of performance that shows just how good Jackson can become. Over his last four games, Jackson is averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 44.4 pct. on three's. ''With that size, length and speed, he's a tough matchup -- period,'' coach J.B. Bickerstaff said after the win in L.A. ''He's coming into his own still, trying to figure all of this stuff out that's going on, but the skill set is unique.'' 5. Rodions Kurucs, Brooklyn Nets Last week: Not ranked Over his last three games, the Latvian has put up numbers on par with the top rookies. He’s averaged 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block while seeing 35.4 minutes per game. He’s been incredibly efficient, as well, shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 55.6 percent on three's. If you haven’t had a chance to catch a Nets game, they’re playing an energetic, fun style of basketball and Kurucs seems to always be in the mix when the Nets need a big bucket or rebound. There’s no way Atkinson can keep him off the floor once Allen Crabbe returns considering the impact he’s had in the last few weeks. Just missed the cut: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks The Hawks point guard had a decent week shooting, scoring 14.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting (40.0 pct on three's). He also put up 8.3 assists per game as the Hawks went 2-1, picking up wins in New York and Detroit before faliling at home to the Pacers. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers Sexton drops out of the Top 5 for the first time since Nov. 29 after struggling from the field. Teams are starting to figure out how to defend Sexton, and his numbers have dipped. After averaging 16.1 ppg on 45.0 percent shooting in November (48.1 pct on three's), Sexton’s numbers dipped to 15.4 ppg while shooting 41.2 percent, 33.3 on three's. Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls The Bulls’ big man fell off the chart last week, but jumps back in as other rookies have faltered. Carter averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and helped the Bulls go 2-1 this week, picking up wins over the Magic and Cavs. He’s only seeing about 20-25 minutes per night, but it’s clear to see the talent is there. With increased time and maturation, Carter could become a big-time big man. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers Gilgeous-Alexander has literally been up-and-down over his past 12 games, going from scoring in double digits to single digits every other game. It’s quite odd, really. This week, SGA had 14 points and six assists in a win over the Nuggets, then disappeared against the Warriors with three points and two assists. Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), the Clippers rookie put up 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting to help LA hold off a Kings rally. Landry Shamet, Philadelphia 76ers After jumping into the Top 5 with some clutch performances, the Sixers’ sharpshooter takes a tumble after a quiet week in which he scored eight points over two games, going 1-for-6 from three-point range. * * * (All stats through Thursday, Dec. 27).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Abra Red Cross recognizes its volunteers

BANGUED, Abra, Dec. 27 (PIA) - - The Abra Red Cross gave recognition to its volunteers last December 19 during the celebration of International Volunteers Day and its annual Christmas program held.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Christmas Tunnel returns

Ortigas & Company’s award-winning Christmas spectacle — the first of its kind in the Philippines — marks its second run with new arrangements and a flashier show for more artistic and musical flair. The Christmas Street Light Musical Tunnel, which bagged two Stevie Awards in the recent International Business Awards for Real Estate Marketing Campaign […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Putin says Western spy cases aimed at holding Russia back

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual press conference on Thursday, December 20, dismissed spy scandals in the West as aimed at undermining the country's international standing. Putin cited the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, which Britain has blamed on Russia , naming the two suspects in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

IEEI, IGB Engineering top IEEI-Mitsubishi Electric cage tourney

IEEI bested Century Properties and IGB Engineering topped RMDA Architects to emerge overall champions in the recently concluded annual International Elevator and Equipment, Inc. (IEEI)-Mitsubishi Electric Invitational basketball tournament held this year at the Cuneta Astrodome......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

PH racks up 4th Miss Universe title

Catriona Gray delivered the fourth Miss Universe title for the Philippines in the 66-year history of the annual international beauty pageant after the 24-year-old Filipino-Australian bested 93 other candidates in this year’s edition of the event in Thailand on Monday. Gray beat Miss South Africa’s Tamaryn Green and Miss Venezuela’s Sthefany Gutiérrez in the final […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Violence against women—what you must discuss with daughters and sons

The annual 18-day national campaign for the International Day against Violence Against Women (VAW) started Nov. 25. It peaked Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, and will close today, Dec. 12, which commemorates the signing of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Despite local and global campaigns to eradicate violence against women, the number of such cases has increased, a reminder that solving the problem needs the cooperation of everyone. I have always been concerned about violence against women but ever since I've had a daughter, I have felt my passion for the issue strengthen profoundly. The...Keep on reading: Violence against women—what you must discuss with daughters and sons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

ICTSI’s Subic unit gears up for surge in holiday shipments

ICTSI subsidiary Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) is ready to accommodate the annual surge in shipments to meet the growth in consumer demand this holiday season......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018