Around the world with Boy So

He owns a resort, the famous La Carmela Resort and Hotel in Boracay Island. And he knows that every traveler must be served well......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarDec 7th, 2017

Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur

MILAN — Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry. Fashion houses around the world are bowing to pressure and using alternatives to real fur amid pressure from animal […] The post Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 29 min. ago

Who will get the nod to design Meghan Markle’s dress for her royal wedding with Prince Harry?

LONDON — For the fashion world, when American actress Meghan Markle joins the British royal family in less than two months’ time when she marries Prince Harry, there is only one issue that matters — who will design her wedding gown? British newspapers have been rife with rumors that she has chosen the dress and […] The post Who will get the nod to design Meghan Markle’s dress for her royal wedding with Prince Harry? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 29 min. ago

FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018

On Sunday night, Binibining Pilipinas crowned six queens anew who will represent the country in the biggest beauty pageants around the world. The winners are: Miss Universe Philippines 2018: Binibini No. 20 Catriona Gray Binibining Pilipinas International 2018: Binibini No. 17 Ahtisa Manalo Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2018: Binibini No. 31 Jehza Mae Huelar Binibining Pilipinas [...] The post FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News6 hr. 56 min. ago

Salah can pass Messi and be best in world, insists Klopp

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona's 5-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi are premature, but that the Egyptian is on his way to one day becoming the best player in the world. Salah's stunning season continued with a 4-goal haul in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 43 min. ago

Netflix bags Brillante’s ‘Amo’

Cannes-winning filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza's 12-part series on the drug war, "Amo," scores a deal with Netflix, the world's leading internet-based entertainment company. "The great thing about this new development is that we can now expand our audience for Filipino movies and TV series," Mendoza told the Inquirer. "Foreign viewers will get acquainted with our stories and culture on a different platform---beyond the film festival circuit." Mendoza's series was initially set to premiere on TV5 last Aug. 25. But since TV5 joined forces with ESPN late last year, reinventing itself as a sports channel, "Amo" has found itself a more suitable home in Netflix---which is renowned for...Keep on reading: Netflix bags Brillante’s ‘Amo’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 56 min. ago

Del Potro topples Raonic to set up showdown with Federer

INDIAN WELLS — World number eight Juan Martin Del Potro raced past Milos Raonic in straight sets Saturday to book an Indian Wells finals clash with world number one Roger Federer. Former US Open winner Del Potro improved to 16-3 on the season with his 6-2, 6-3 victory over the hard-serving Canadian Raonic in just […] The post Del Potro topples Raonic to set up showdown with Federer appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 30 min. ago

PHL reverts to net borrowing position in 2016

THE PHILIPPINES became a net borrower in 2016 as investments surged by double digits, outpacing a pickup in savings amid aggressive spending by the government for infrastructure and also spending by households, the central bank said. “The domestic economy ends its 13-year streak of net lending to the rest of the world (ROW) and becomes […] The post PHL reverts to net borrowing position in 2016 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 30 min. ago

If love is infinite, why is the world sucky?

If we all say love is infinite, how could we know about serial injustice and mass human suffering day in and day out and sit still? What causes us to freeze and suspend our belief and personal contribution in demonstrating humanity's capacity for good? Unless you are involved in some cult ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 56 min. ago

Top iOS apps: ‘Fortnite’, ‘AliExpress Shopping’, ‘Ragnarok M’

Multiplayer action game "Fortnite" dominates North America and Europe in our regular round-up of top free iOS apps from around the world, while Alibaba's shopping app tops several charts in South East Asia, "PUBG" imitator "Knives Out" is back on top in Japan, and "Ragnarok Online Mobile" is king in its homeland of South Korea on March 16, 2018. United States Fortnite (Games) The hit console and computer sensation debuts on iOS as part of an invite-only public test phase. Players fight to be the last person standing, building and knocking down makeshift forts, and all in the company of pals on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and PC should they so choose. United Kingdom Fortnite...Keep on reading: Top iOS apps: ‘Fortnite’, ‘AliExpress Shopping’, ‘Ragnarok M’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

Naomi Osaka ousts Simona Halep; Venus WIlliams loses

INDIAN WELLS –  Japanese dynamo Naomi Osaka punched her ticket to the Indian Wells final on Friday, routing world No......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Al Pacino on working again with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese

  Los Angeles---It's almost hard to believe that Al Pacino will be 80 in a few years. At 77, one of the world's finest actors reunited with his peers, Robert De Niro, 74, and director Martin Scorsese, 75, in Netflix's big-budget drama, "The Irishman." The biographical crime film pits Al's Jimmy Hoffa against Robert's Frank Sheeran. Al also stars in HBO's "Paterno," where he plays the title role, the winningest though controversial college football coach Joe Paterno, who becomes embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Barry Levinson directed this TV movie. Wearing his favorite leather jacket, Al sat down for an interview in which he talked ab...Keep on reading: Al Pacino on working again with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: March 11 to 17, 2018

Cybercriminals are pivoting more towards using cryptocurrency mining and the use of fileless malware as a means of making money.  Meanwhile, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of what we now know as the world wide web, wants social media to be regulated to prevent a few tech platforms from monopolizing it. These and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on two fronts

ARBIN, Syria – Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday, March 17, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave. Syria's civil war this week entered its 8th year with world powers unable to stem a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Can you imagine a world without newspapers?

MANILA, Philippines - In the age of iPads, iPhones, Blackberrys, Twitter, Facebook, and addresses ending with .com, it may appear to some that print media is.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

By STEVE REED ,  AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed. Virginia entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed after going 31-2 this season, including 20-1 in ACC competition. But the Cavaliers couldn't get anything generated on offense and the nation's top-ranked defense couldn't contain American East Conference champions. The 74 points were the most Virginia had allowed this year. Lyles was the catalyst. He diced up Virginia's defense in the second half, getting the hole easily on six different occasions and making easy layups. He also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as UMBC built a 16-point lead. Lyles finished with 23 of his points in the second half and Joe Sherburne finished with 14 points. The game was tied at halftime, but the Retrievers came out confident and motivated in the second half and built a double-digit lead that Virginia could never erase. Sherburne scored on an and-one drive and then knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key after a behind-the-back pass from KJ Maura. After Virginia made a foul shot, the shifty 5-foot-8, 140-pound Maura drove the lane for uncontested layup. A Tony Bennett timeout couldn't stop the bleeding, as Lyles hit two more 3's and Sherburne hit one to extend UMBC's lead to 14 with 14:57 left in the game. Lyles was fouled on a 3-point shot and suddenly the Retrievers led by 16. A corner 3-pointer and a layups off a fastbreak by Arkel Lamer gave UMBC its biggest lead at 67-48. From there, the party was on as chants of "UMBC" rang through the arena. It was yet another early exit for the Cavaliers in a season that seemed to hold so much promise. BIG PICTURE: UMBC: Despite being undersized and unknown, they shocked the world and made history with an epic game. Virginia: This isn't the first time Virginia has struggled as the No. 1 seed. The Cavaliers trailed by five at halftime in 2014 to Coastal Carolina but went on to win 70-59. UP NEXT UMBC: Will face No. 9 seed Kansas State on Sunday in the second round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

An adventurepreneur’s trip to Israel

There was something interesting for this new farmer about visiting a country suffering from chronic scarcity of water, constant droughts and intense heat over sandy to clayish soil---and yet, is still able to produce export-quality vegetables and fruits. I discovered it on a first visit to Israel as a tourist and became immediately glad to return and learn more. Israel debunks the notion that unfavorable land and weather conditions are deterrents to growing quality crops. The little nation is considered a world leader in agricultural technologies, despite being in a geography that is not conducive to farming. Israel defied the odds, and continues to move forward and utilize wha...Keep on reading: An adventurepreneur’s trip to Israel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Experts push for collaboration between nations, agencies to prevent another ‘Marawi siege’

    Security experts are pushing for a united stand between nations and local agencies to stem the growing threat of violent extremism and prevent the eruption of another Marawi-like siege elsewhere in the world.   The five-month siege of Marawi City last year is the biggest security crisis to hit the Philippines in recent years.   Daniel K. Inouye- Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Director Rear Admiral (ret.) Peter Gumataotao said the collaboration between nation-states and between local agencies is important to counter violent extremism, emphasizing that it's not just the military's job alone.   "We are in a very ...Keep on reading: Experts push for collaboration between nations, agencies to prevent another ‘Marawi siege’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here s what the science says

This is the final article in a 4-part series on sugar. Catch up on the other installments on how the different types of sugars compare , whether it’s better to substitute sugar with fruit , and why you don’t necessarily have to quit sugar to be healthy . The World Health Organization recommends limiting “free sugars” to less than 10% of our total energy intake. This equates to around 12 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Wesley So clinches 1st win in Round 6 vs Aronian

MANILA, Philippines – After 3 draws, Wesley So finally nabbed his first win of the 2018 FIDE Candidates' Tournament at the expense of Armenia's Levon Aronian on Friday, March 16, at Kühlhaus Berlin.  The 24-year-old was riding on the momentum of his crucial draw against former world champion and oldest player Vladimir Kramik (42) , to defeat the Armenian who is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Feature: Scientist Eyes Chinese Satellites to Help World Tackle Air Pollution

Five years ago, Zhang Xingying first used Chinese polar-orbiting satellites to detect and measure smog, looking for ways to tackle air pollution. Now as China makes progress in clearing its skies, the meteorologist hopes the technology can also be shared to brighten the future for all, both at home and overseas. “Smog may be on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018