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Britain s queen discusses weight of the crown in documentary

LONDON — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part o.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with pomp, protests

LONDON — Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II — and criticized by protesters against the war in Yemen — as he b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Pacquiao recalls ‘hardest’ training camp

GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Dedication in training and commitment to the sport he loves most was what newly crowned World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said was the secret of his getting back to competitive form that made him, among others, the only fighter in history to emerge as a crown holder in eight weight [...] The post Pacquiao recalls ‘hardest’ training camp appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

‘The Crown’ season 3 first look: Olivia Colman as the queen

MANILA, Philippines – Claire Foy and her powerful portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II may not be coming back for the third season of The Crown , but the role seems to be in good hands with Olivia Colman. On July 16, Netflix released a first look at the actress as Queen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vic Saludar won’t let the crown slip away this time. The Filipino knocked down Japanese champion Ryuya Yamanaka in the seventh round Friday night, July 13, and went on to clinch the World Boxing Organization minimum weight title by unanimous decision at the Central Gym in Kobe, Japan. His ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Royal etiquette for the Trumps visit: Don t kiss the queen

(AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File). FILE - In this June 8, 1982 file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, on Centennial, and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, on Burmese, go horseback riding in the gr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Britain s Prince Louis christened without Queen

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge , the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Monday, July 9, but Queen Elizabeth II did not attend. The monarch, 92, and her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip had attended the christenings of Louis' older siblings Prince ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

WIMBLEDON 18: Roger Federer eyes record-extending 9th title

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Men to watch at Wimbledon, where play begins Monday: ___ ROGER FEDERER Seeded: 1 Ranked: 2 Age: 36 Country: Switzerland 2018 Match Record: 25-3 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 98 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 — Wimbledon ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '12, '17), U.S. Open ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08), Australian Open ('04, '06, '07, '10, '17, '18), French Open ('09) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-Won Championship, '16-Lost in Semifinals, '15-Runner-Up, '14-RU, '13-2nd Aces: After skipping clay-court season for second year in a row, won title on grass at Stuttgart, then reached final at Halle before losing to Borna Coric, possible fourth-round opponent at Wimbledon. Topspin: Even as 37th birthday (Aug. 8) nears, tough to count out Federer at a tournament he's won more times than any other man. ___ RAFAEL NADAL Seeded: 2 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: Spain 2018 Match Record: 30-2 2018 Singles Titles: 4 Career Singles Titles: 79 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 — Wimbledon ('08, '10), U.S. Open ('10, '13, '17), French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17, '18), Australian Open ('09) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-4th, '16-Did Not Play, '15-2nd, '14-4th, '13-1st Aces: Has not competed since winning record-extending 11th French Open title on June 10. ... Four of past five Wimbledon losses came against opponents ranked 100th or worse. Topspin: Since reaching the final in five consecutive Wimbledon appearances from 2006-11, hasn't been past the fourth round. ___ MARIN CILIC Seeded: 3 Ranked: 5 Age: 29 Country: Croatia 2018 Match Record: 27-9 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 18 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('14) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-RU, '16-QF, '15-QF, '14-QF, '13-2nd Aces: Runner-up to Federer at two of the past four majors. ... Won Queen's Club grass-court tuneup last week, beating Novak Djokovic in the final. Topspin: When his serve and forehand are clicking, as big a threat as anyone to make a deep run. ___ JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO Seeded: 5 Ranked: 4 Age: 29 Country: Argentina 2018 Match Record: 28-7 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 22 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('09) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-2nd, '16-3rd, '15-DNP, '14-DNP, '13-SF Aces: Back at career-best No. 4 in rankings after semifinal run at Roland Garros. Topspin: Biggest forehand in the game could carry him far at All England Club. ___ JOHN ISNER Seeded: 9 Ranked: 10 Age: 33 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 16-11 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 13 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: QF, U.S. Open ('11) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-2nd, '16-3rd, '15-3rd, '14-3rd, '13-2nd Aces: Ranks 2nd in 2018 in aces and percentage of service games won. Topspin: Never has put together a second-week run at the place where he won the longest tennis match in history in 2010. ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Seeded: 12 Ranked: 17 Age: 31 Country: Serbia 2018 Match Record: 18-9 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 68 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 12 — Wimbledon ('11, '14, '15), U.S. Open ('11, '15), Australian Open ('08, '11, '12, '13, '15, '16), French Open ('16) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-QF, '16-3rd, '15-W, '14-W, '13-RU Aces: Reached 1st tour final in nearly a year last week, and it was on grass. Good sign as he tries to come back from right elbow troubles. Topspin: Has won 12 of past 15 matches after going 6-6 to start 2018. ___ NICK KYRGIOS Seeded: 15 Ranked: 19 Age: 23 Country: Australia 2018 Match Record: 16-6 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 4 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: QF, Wimbledon ('14), Australian Open ('15) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-1st, '16-4th, '15-4th, '14-QF, '13-DNP Aces: Only three players have hit more aces or won a higher percentage of service games this season. Topspin: If he can maintain focus and play up to his abilities, can go far on a surface that suits his game. ___ ANDY MURRAY Seeded: Unseeded Ranked: 156 Age: 31 Country: Britain 2018 Match Record: 1-2 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 45 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 — Wimbledon ('13, '16), U.S. Open ('12) Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-QF, '16-W, '15-Lost in Semifinals, '14-QF, '13-W Aces: Ranks 3rd among all active players in career percentage of return games won, trailing only Nadal and Djokovic. Topspin: Played only three matches in the last year because of hip surgery. ... Streak of making at least QFs in last 10 Wimbledon appearances could be in danger......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Britain s Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

AMMAN, Jordan – Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday, June 24, at the start of a Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. He was greeted at Amman's Marka military airport by Crown Prince ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

After giving birth, New Zealand Prime Minister recovers with ‘mac and cheese’

Wellington, New Zealand --- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office. Many hope the 37-year-old will become a role model for combining motherhood with political leadership. Tributes have come in from around the world, including from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and from Google, which posted an image in the shape of a heart on its New Zealand homepage along with the message "Congratulations!" Ardern posted an Instag...Keep on reading: After giving birth, New Zealand Prime Minister recovers with ‘mac and cheese’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Murray excited to end 11-month absence at Queen s this week

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball, during a practice session on day one of the Queen's Club Championship at the Queens Club, in London, Monday June 18, 2018. (Steven Paston/PA via AP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Check out Escolta, the ‘Queen of Streets’–can she regain her crown?

When retired photojournalist Jos Enrique "Derek" Soriano and I opened the second branch of our dive bar Fred's Revolucion in Escolta---arguably Manila's oldest street in the world's oldest Chinatown---it was hard for me to accept that countless millennials had not heard of it.   I would fume every time I read their comments on social media. "Escolta? Saan 'yon?"   I calmed down after a spell, when I began to accept that in the early '80s---when Makati was taking precedence as the premier commercial district---perhaps people didn't want to take their children to this faded grand dame of a thoroughfare, still dignified, but perhaps reeking too much of the old scho...Keep on reading: Check out Escolta, the ‘Queen of Streets’–can she regain her crown?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Petron reclaims crown after three years

After three years of frustration, Petron finally got the monkey off its back as it hammered a 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 victory over F2 Logistics to clinch the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix crown Saturday night at the Big Dome. Imports Katherine Bell and Lindsay Stalzer delivered, spearheading the Blaze Spikers to an impressive win over the Cargo Movers in Game 3 of their best-of-three finals series. Bell tallied 25 kills and three blocks for 28 points while Stalzer had 20 kills, three aces and a block for 24 points for the Blaze Spikers, who hung tough after nearly squandering a huge 10-point edge in the fourth set en route to the victory. More than anything else, it was Stalzer who took home the biggest prize of all – the Most Valuable Player award. But climbing back to the Grand Prix throne wasn’t easy for the Blaze Spikers. Despite posting a commanding 9-1 mark in the classifications, Petron had to make a bold move of changing its import as original choice Hillary Hurley crashed with an ankle injury. Bell, a seasoned international campaigner from University of Texas, came in and turned things around, leading the Blaze Spikers to a pair of impressive wins over Cocolife in the semifinals. In the finals, Petron had to crawl back from two sets down to capture a thrilling five set victory in Game 1 before absorbing a straight-set loss to a well-oiled F2 Logistics squad in Game 2 to set the stage for a kill-or-be killed Game 3. Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos knew that anything could happen. “This is such a sweet victory. Finally, we’re back on top,” said Delos Santos, who was part of the coaching staff of George Pascua when the Blaze Spikers last won the Grand Prix title in 2014. After that 2014 victory, the Blaze Spikers suffered back-to-back heartaches as Foton ruled the import-flavored conference. Then last year, Petron pushed F2 Logistics to the brink before suffering a painful setback in Game 3. Finally, it’s over.  The Blaze Spikers are the queen of the Grand Prix once more. And nothing could be sweeter than finally be reunited with their long lost crown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Nietes faces Palicte in WBO title showdown

Donnie Nietes, seeking to become a world champion in four weight classes, will soon get a crack at the vacant WBO super-flyweight crown......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Former Aliwan Festival Queen bags Miss Eco International crown

The Philippines took home the crown for the Miss Eco International 2018 pageant. Miss Eco International Philippines Cynthia Thomalla was hailed this year’s Miss Eco International during the coronation nightThe post Former Aliwan Festival Queen bags Miss Eco International crown appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Reyna of Dinamulag Mango Festival feels confident of winning the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan

Candidate number 14 Joanna Marie Rabe feels confident that she will bring home the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan Festival Queen pageant. According to Rabe, before participating inThe post Reyna of Dinamulag Mango Festival feels confident of winning the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Aliwan Fiesta 2018 kicks off with arrival of Reyna ng Aliwan candidates

20 beauty pageant queens from numerous festivals in the Philippines have come together in order to compete for the crown of the Queen of All Festivals, Reyna ng Aliwan. OnThe post Aliwan Fiesta 2018 kicks off with arrival of Reyna ng Aliwan candidates appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Queen Elizabeth backs Prince Charles to head Commonwealth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth said on Thursday she hoped her son and heir Prince Charles would take on leadership of the Commonwealth, answering some who argue the position should be rotated around member states......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Experts’ Eye: Donaire vs. Frampton - Part 2: More To Gain, More to Lose

With just a few days to go before the highly-anticipated showdown between four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. and two-division world champion Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, it’s time to see what the experts have to say about this upcoming matchup. We asked three boxing experts for their two cents on the upcoming featherweight clash between Donaire Jr. and Frampton: Nigel Collins - Boxing Writer for ESPN, former Editor-in-Chief for Ring Magazine, International Boxing Hall of Famer Brian Campbell - Combat Sports Writer for CBS Sports. Former host and writer for ESPN and Grantland. Atty. Ed Tolentino - Veteran Philippine sportswriter and boxing analyst for ABS-CBN Sports.   In this second installment, we ask who’s got more to gain from capturing the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, Nonito Donaire Jr. or Carl Frampton?  — — Nigel Collins Winning the WBO interim featherweight title would put Donaire in line for a shot at WBO 126-pound titleholder Oscar Valdez. The same is true for Frampton, but at this stage of his career he could bounce back from a loss easier than Donaire. On the other hand, if Frampton loses in a definitive manner on his home turf, it would be such a massive blow to his career he might seriously consider retiring from the ring.   Brian Campbell Between the two, Donaire has more to gain from this fight even if you remove the interim title from the equation. While Donaire has never quite had a bad enough losing skid where the topic of retirement was ever seriously broached, he remains firmly in the twilight of what has been a great professional career. A victory of this caliber over a prime fighter the talent and name value of Frampton would be a major feather in Donaire's cap, and would instantly catapult him back into the fray as one of the top 126-pound fighters in the world. The fight also has large value for Frampton but it has more to do with getting Donaire's name as a victory on his record and building toward a fight against the very best in the division. This fight represents a stepping stone for Frampton where as for Donaire, it could be his final shot at a fight this important.    Atty. Ed Tolentino Winning the interim belt  will provide the winner with a shot at the regular title held by Oscar Valdez. In fact, if Valdez moves up in weight or gives up the crown, the interim champ will be promoted to regular world champ. Right now, Frampton has more to gain if he wins because at his age, he still has plenty of fighting years left. Donaire, at 35, is looking to simply extend his career with a win. For Donaire, every fight could be his last fight. For Frampton, Donaire is just a ticket towards a return to the featherweight throne which he once held. — —   In Part One, all three of our experts were unanimous in saying that the younger, more aggressive Carl Frampton is the favorite over Nonito Donaire Jr. This time around, we see a bit of differing opinions, with Nigel Collins and Brian Campbell saying that a WBO Interim Featherweight World Title win would do a lot more for Donaire. Understandably so.   If Donaire can manage a win over a guy who’s in the upper half of the division in terms of rankings, aside from becoming the WBO’s Interim 126-pound champ, it also significantly raises Donaire’s place in the rankings as well. Atty. Ed Tolentino on the other hand argues that while beating Frampton will do Donaire a lot of good, it doesn’t change the fact that ‘The Filipino Flash’ is on the tail end of his illustrious career. Collins however adds that a loss to Donaire could ultimately force Frampton into retirement. — — Donaire or Frampton? Who’s got more to gain? Be sure you don’t miss out on this massive featherweight matchup! Watch on Sunday, April 22nd, 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! You can also catch the fight LIVE on Sunday, April 22nd, 2:30 AM on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View for only P199! Watch out for more Experts’ Eye soon!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Britain s Prince Philip, 96, hospitalized for hip surgery

LONDON, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II's 96-year-old husband Prince Philip was admitted to hospital in London on Tuesday, April 2, for planned surgery on his hip, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Queen Elizabeth praises Royal Air Force on 100th anniversary

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent congratulations to Britain's Royal Air Force on the 100th anniversary of its founding......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018