Brainy, beautiful & down-to-earth

An economics professor at the University of the Philippines before she joined government (first as a consultant at the Presidential Management Staff, then as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture), Bernadette Romulo Puyat has always wanted to reach out to people — whether impressionable students, executives or farmers struggling to make a living......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2018 highlights

MANILA, Philippines — Ninety beautiful candidates from all over the world graced our stage for the last time during the coronation night of Miss Earth 2018 on Saturday, November 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Miss Earth 2018 ended with a bang as audiences were treated to an energetic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

I think that I shall never see, a kingdom as lovely as the sea

You don’t need a passport to behold what to me is the most beautiful place on earth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

On the Road to Making an Affordable Car, Tesla Cuts Jobs

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at our mission of accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and energy, which is important for all life on Earth, we face an extremely difficult challenge: making our cars, batteries and solar products cost-competitive with fossil fuels," CEO Elon Musk said in a letter to staff. "While we have made great progress, our products are still too expensive for most people." Tesla had boost...Keep on reading: On the Road to Making an Affordable Car, Tesla Cuts Jobs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’

  If filming his first onscreen kiss with a girl was already nerve-wracking, what more doing it with men? "I was very nervous, of course. But we were all professional about it," actor Martin del Rosario said of the kissing scenes he shot with his two leading men, Kiko Matos and Akihiro Blanco, for "Born Beautiful"---a spinoff of the internationally acclaimed comedy-drama "Die Beautiful" by Jun Lana. The script, Martin related, required his character---the trans woman mortuary beautician and pageant kontesera Barbs Cordero---to go for the kisses like she "really meant it and wanted it." Martin didn't want to give anything less. "We didn't have any second thoughts. So ...Keep on reading: Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Eat, drink,be merry!

The Year of the Earth Pig begins on Feb. 5 and will end on Jan. 24, 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Get Ready for a Colorful Weekend at Sinulog 2019

Prititit! Viva Pit Senyor! Kick off the new year by joining one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the country – Sinulog Festival! Head to the beautiful island of Cebu and prepare for the most festive weekend with an exciting lineup of activities from Globe Telecom. Find out what #GlobeSinulog has in store […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Romance and relationship luck in 2019 – Hanz Cua

Expect a turn of luck this new year, particularly in relationships, for those with signs compatible with the Pig — Rabbit, Sheep and Tiger — according to the new Chinese Astrology 2019: The Year of the Earth Pig book by feng shui master Master Hanz Cua. “The year agrees with those who would like to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Welcoming the earth pig year

The traditional Chinese New Year will begin on 5 February 2019 at 12:32 a.m. and will last for 15 days. Preparations begin a month before, starting with spring cleaning. It is a time of renewal, so sweeping out the old is considered lucky. Start the New Year by considering that everything in life is fresh. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Mother Earth’s '10YearChallenge does not look good

Environmental groups have joined in the social media trend known as the “10 year challenge” by sharing pictures of pollution and climate change phenomena that are threatening the Earth. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines posted an image of a used plastic bottle to show the effect of plastic wastes on the environment. Meanwhile, […] The post Mother Earth’s #10YearChallenge does not look good appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

This Smartphone’s AI Camera Lets You Be ‘Beautiful in Every Moment’ with Studio-Level Selfies

As you go through your daily life---seeing both beautiful and entertaining things, going to new and different places, and meeting various kinds of people---do you ever find yourself wishing you could just capture all the moments that make it worth it? In this day and age, the power of a photo is undeniable. If you think about it, a lot of the experiences we go through are actually influenced by what we see and share online. We've learned to shape parts of our lifestyles according to social media---as we say, "for the 'gram." And especially for digital natives who thrive on online content, it's a must to be equipped with the right gadgets to help you as you seek to achieve your goa...Keep on reading: This Smartphone’s AI Camera Lets You Be ‘Beautiful in Every Moment’ with Studio-Level Selfies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida --- Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth, and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual --- a supermoon. "This one is particularly good," said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It's about an hour." The whole eclipse starts Sunday night or early Monday, depending on location , and will take about three hours. It begins with the partial phas...Keep on reading: Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

How to rehab Manila Bay — earth lawyer Oposa

Twenty years ago this month a band of law students and conscientious citizens filed an ambitious lawsuit to make the government clean up Manila Bay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

China shares scientific data

The Chinese Academy of Sciences will release about 5 million gigabytes of data related to Earth sciences, biology and ecology from around globe, allowing scientists and officials worldwide to study and tackle issues on climate change, food security, disaster relief and environmental protection. The data which can be accessed on the CASEarth Databank at, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

China s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

BEIJING, China – A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Search for Spanish toddler in well enters fifth day

TOTALN, Spain --- The search for a toddler who fell down a well in southern Spain in a tragedy that has gripped the country entered its fifth day Thursday, with hopes dwindling he would be found alive. Julen Rosello, who is two, fell down a very narrow shaft more than 100 meters (330 feet) deep on Sunday while playing as his parents had lunch nearby in the town of Totalan near Malaga, family members said. Rescuers are unable to get to where they believe the child is as a layer of earth, sand and stones believed to have been dragged down by Julen when he fell have blocked the well. The toddler is believed to be underneath and the discovery of several strands of his hair by rescue...Keep on reading: Search for Spanish toddler in well enters fifth day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth

Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

That was a fireworks show, Kerr on record-breaking Warriors

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr described his defending champions' first-quarter display as "beautiful, beautiful basketball." The Warriors amassed an NBA record 51 first-quarter points on the way to a 142-111 win over Denver in a duel for the Western Conference lead on Tuesday, January 15 (Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Seize the night: Manila in the evening | ABS-CBN News

Seize the night: Manila in the evening ABS-CBN News See another side of Intramuros at Night with the OPPO R17 Pro to capture those beautiful nightscapes......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Stephens wins battle of frenemies at Australian Open

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sloane Stephens advanced at the Australian Open at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos in a second-round match the women's tour billed as a battle of the so-called "frenemies." Fifth-seeded Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, dominated the Rod Laver Arena opener 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday but Babos kept her working by saving 18 of the 23 break points she faced. The pair combined to win three junior Grand Slam doubles titles — the French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open — in 2010. Stephens said she knew what to expect from Babos but that didn't make it any smoother. "I just had to hang in there and be patient," she said. Stephens will next play No. 31-seeded Petra Martic, who beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 7-5. Under sunny skies and an expected high temperature of 29 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit), local hope Ashleigh Barty was due to play the second match on the main show court against Wang Yafan. This is the first time since 2014 that Stephens has put back-to-back wins together at Melbourne Park. She reached the fourth round in 2014, a year after making a run to the semifinals. "It's tough getting back into the swing of things," Stephens said of her preparation for the season-opening major, which this month included first- and second-round losses in Brisbane and Sydney. "It's a little bit toasty, but a beautiful place to play." In other early women's matches Wednesday, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eliminated ninth-seeded Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of a major for the first time since her quarterfinal run here in 2017, and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat 20th-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3. No. 19-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced 6-3, 6-3 over Zoe Hives 6-3, 6-3. Defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were in action later Wednesday, as well the No. 2-ranked players Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Bacolod home where you can ‘walk’ on water

The grand homes in Bacolod City are becoming tourist attractions. Of particular interest are the ancestral houses of families that dominated the sugar industry. The most prominent among these is perhaps the ruins of the turn-of-the-century mansion built by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and his wife, Maria Braga Lacson. Now known as The Ruins, it is a popular tourist attraction. It's actually in the nearby town of Talisay, yet when seasoned travelers think of Bacolod, it's that house that comes to mind. But the people of Bacolod aren't dwelling in the past. Today's affluent families are building beautiful houses that are distinctive architecture statements. Among these is ...Keep on reading: Bacolod home where you can ‘walk’ on water.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019