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Christmas countdown in Imus begins

The Christmas countdown in this historical capital kicked off with colorful flashing lights adorning a giant Christmas tree and lanterns and the presentation of other colorful displays at the sprawling city plaza and the local government center. #BeFullyInformed Christmas countdown in Imus begins The Christmas countdown in this historical capital kicked off with colorful flashing… link: Christmas countdown in Imus begins.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

One-year withdrawal from ICC begins as PH sends UN note verbale

The countdown for the one-year withdrawal period of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) started Friday, March 15, as the country formally transmitted its notice to the international body that it has decided to opt out of the Rome Statute......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

One-year withdrawal from ICC begins as PHL sends UN note verbale

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE countdown for the one-year withdrawal period of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) started Friday, March 15, as the country formally transmitted its notice to the international body that it has decided to opt out of the Rome Statute. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. […] The post One-year withdrawal from ICC begins as PHL sends UN note verbale appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Countdown begins for tough EU asylum reform by June

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgaria on Thursday, January 25, launches the first of several meetings aimed at bridging an east-west split over reforming Europe's asylum rules by June, when Sofia's EU presidency ends and the migration crisis could flare anew. The European Commission aims to insist all member countries accept controversial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Matter of when Man City wins title and how many records fall

By Steve Douglas and Rob Harris, Associated Press English soccer has never seen a team so utterly dominant as Manchester City entering the packed Christmas program. There seems little doubt Pep Guardiola will be raising the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. It is just a question of when City will wrap up its third title since 2014, and how many records will tumble on the way. City has already reeled off the most consecutive English top-flight wins — a record extended at the weekend to 17 games. Manchester United's record Premier League title-winning margin of 18 points from 2000 could also be under threat. And England could be looking at its third unbeaten "Invincibles" team after Preston in 1888-89 and Arsenal in 2003-04. So it doesn't bode well for a compelling second half of the Premier League season? Think again. The chase for the other three Champions League spots should be fierce with eight points separating second-place Manchester United and Arsenal in sixth. Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are in the mix among them. Two leading sides will fall by the wayside and be denied a place among the European elite. The battle to stay in the world's richest soccer league is also intense. No team is stranded at the bottom, with Swansea in 20th place only six points behind Southampton in 13th. A closer look at the first half of the season: ___ TITLE RACE City leads by 13 points at the halfway stage after winning 18 of its 19 games and drawing one in the best ever start to a Premier League season. The only dropped points came at home to Everton in the second game on Aug. 21, when City played more than a half with 10 men following Kyle Walker's sending-off. Guardiola won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in late March in 2014 — aided by a winning streak of 19 games never before seen in a major European league. It will be tough for Guardiola to win the title that early in England as he chases a quadruple after finishing his first season at the club without a trophy. City is already through to the League Cup semifinals, into the Champions League last 16 and begins its FA Cup campaign in two weeks. Man United is in second place, with defending champion Chelsea three points further back in third. United manager Jose Mourinho says the title race is still on, but the rest of his peers among the chasing pack don't see City faltering now. It will be intriguing how Mourinho reacts to be seeing his title ambitions further fade in his second season at United, having already opted to publicly call out his "childish" players after a draw at Leicester on Saturday. ___ PICK OF THE PLAYERS Kevin De Bruyne is playing in a deeper role for City this season, virtually as a center midfielder, and it is bringing the best of out the Belgium midfielder. He has provided many of this season's wow moments, from scoring the winning goal at former club Chelsea in September with a fierce left-footed strike from outside the area to the assists for goals by Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the 7-2 win over Stoke in October Dovetailing perfectly with fellow playmaker David Silva, De Bruyne has six goals and eight assists but it's more than just his statistics. His prodigious work rate, range of passing and crossing ability — arguably the best in the Premier League since the days of David Beckham — that make him a strong contender for the player of the season awards. No wonder City is determined to nail down the 26-year-old De Bruyne to an improved, longer contract. ___ EMERGING TALENT Amid an offseason of record spending in English soccer, little was made of Watford signing Richarlison from Brazilian team Fluminense for 13 million pounds ($17 million). Yet the 20-year-old forward is proving a bargain, settling in quickly to the pace and intensity of the Premier League and being one of the key factors in Watford's impressive start to the season that, at one stage, saw them challenging around the top four. Direct, skilful and quick, Richarlison already has five goals and keeps getting himself in great positions to score more, with his finishing sometimes letting him down. Opponents have cottoned on to his impact, with Richarlison telling ESPN Brazil this month: "Teams are already marking me individually, they are putting two players there on my side." Chelsea and Tottenham have been linked with the Brazil under-20s player, who has yet to earn a call-up to the senior squad. That appears only a matter of time. Other players to break through this season are Chelsea's Andreas Christensen, the Danish center back who has ousted David Luiz, and Liverpool's Joe Gomez, the right back who has ensured long-term injury absentee Nathaniel Clyne hasn't been missed. ___ SURPRISE TEAM An unfashionable club is mixing it with the heavyweights of the Premier League against all the odds. We've heard this before, right? Two years ago, it was Leicester delivering a soccer fairy tale by somehow winning the league. Now it's Burnley's turn to provide the feel-good story of the season. Widely regarded as a relegation candidate at the start of the season, Burnley is currently seventh. Don't rule Burnley out of staying in the tussle for the Champions League qualification places, with Liverpool only three points better off in fourth. The northwest team hasn't finished a season higher than sixth place in the top flight since 1974. Burnley, which has conceded just 15 goals in 19 games, has already beaten Chelsea away and drawn at Tottenham and Liverpool. Not bad for a team that returned a profit of about $20 million in summer player sales when most of the rest of the Premier League was spending freely. ___ POINTS TO PROVE Alexis Sanchez is a superstar performing well below expectations this season, perhaps as a result of failing to secure a move to Man City from Arsenal during the summer. That transfer could be revived in January — Guardiola cut an awkward figure recently when asked about making a new bid for the Chile forward — to potentially leave City with an even greater wealth of attacking riches. Sanchez has five league goals. By this stage last season, he had already scored 12 on his way to career-high haul of 24 for a single league campaign. In the dugout, these are testing times for two British managers: Alan Pardew and Mark Hughes. Pardew succeeded Tony Pulis a month ago with a mission to keep West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. Then the Baggies were two points above the bottom three. Now they are next-from-bottom after collecting only two points from Pardew's first five games. Hughes' future appears on a knife-edge at Stoke despite a pressure-relieving victory over West Brom on Saturday that hauled the team three points from the danger zone......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

LOOK: 7 magical Christmas light and sound shows to catch until the new year

MANILA, Philippines – It usually begins to look a lot like Christmas when colorful strings of light brighten the city as the "ber" months kick in. Some, though, are not simple Christmas lights, but lights changing color and "dancing" in time to holiday music. These light and sound shows are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Vinta strengthens into typhoon as it begins to move away from PH

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) intensified into a typhoon as it started moving away from the country before dawn on Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve. In a bulletin issued ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Revilla, Cambe allowed to celebrate Christmas Eve with families

For the first timein four years,former Senator Bong Revilla and his chief-of-staff Richard Cambewould not have to spend Christmas Eve behind bars.   The Sandiganbayan First Division, in two separate resolutions dated Dec. 20, has granted a 10-hour furlough for the two plunder defendants tocelebrate the holiday with their families in Cavite.   Revilla and Cambe were allowed to leave their detention cells at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center from11 a.m. to 9 p.m.onSunday, Dec. 24.   Revilla would spend his holiday in his residence in Bacoor City, Cavite, while Cambe would be in his brother's house in Imus City, Cavite. Cambe was also allow...Keep on reading: Revilla, Cambe allowed to celebrate Christmas Eve with families.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

The legend of Kobe Bryant s career

Five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. 33,570 points, third all time in NBA history. Eighteen All-Star selections. Fifteen All-NBA selections. Four All-Star MVPs. Two Finals MVPs. The 2007-08 regular season MVP. Together, those stats and accomplishments only begin to tell the legacy Kobe Bryant left both in the NBA and the basketball world at large. As the Los Angeles Lakers get ready to retire Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 jersey on Dec. 18 (Dec. 19, PHL time), take a look back at some of the stories, videos and highlights from the best moments in Bryant's unique career. The Young Kobe * Quote history: Kobe arrives on the scene in L.A. * Quote history: Bryant's legacy begins in Lakerland * Aldridge: Bryant ends his career his way (Editor's note: Column is from 2015-16 season) VIDEO *  Kobe's debut in 1996 *  Kobe comes up short vs. Jazz in 1997 *  Top 10 plays from Kobe's rookie season *  Top 10 plays from Kobe's second season Three-peat time for Lakers * Quote history: Kobe, Phil, Shaq and the new-look Lakers * Quote history: A three-peat to remember in Los Angeles * Quote history: Unique (yet strained) Shaq-Kobe dynamic * Finals moments: Kobe takes over in Game of 2000 Finals * Aldridge: Bryant remembers his role as top bad guy to many fans (Editor's note: Column is from 2015-16 season) VIDEO *  Kobe's top 10 plays from 1999-2000 *  Kobe's top 10 plays from 2000-01 *  Kobe's top 10 plays from 2001-02 The 81-Point Game! * Quote history: A game like no other for Bryant * Even today, outburst still amazes Kobe himself VIDEO *  Every basket ... in 3 minutes *  Kobe 81: The morning of the game *  Kobe 81: Early signs pointed to a big night *  Kobe 81: In second half, 'things started getting crazy' *  Kobe 81: 'You get in a zone and stay there' *  Kobe 81: History made at Staples Center *  'I didn't know it would be that big' of a night *  Kobe tweets thoughts about game in 2013 *  Photographer recounts shooting 81-point game *  NBA stars of today reflect on Kobe's game *  Kobe drops 62 on Mavs in three quarters *  Kobe's top 10 plays from 2005-06 season Renewed glory & final lap *  Quote history: Championship days return for Lakers, Bryant *  Quote history: Injuries short circuit twilight of career *  Quote history: 'Our Michael Jordan' to a generation *  Lakers.com: Crunching numbers from Bryant's jersey history *  Aldridge: Final game a more than fitting finale for Bryant (Editor's note: Column is from 2015-16 season) *  Powell:  For a generation, Kobe was 'our Michael Jordan' VIDEOS *  Top 10 plays from Kobe's MVP season *  Relive Lakers' run to 2009 title *  Relive Lakers' run to 2010 title *  Kobe's best plays vs. every team *  All-Access: Ultimate look back at Bryant's career *  Kobe's best play from each of his All-Star Game appearances *  Final All-Star Game introduction *  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reads Kobe's retirement poem || Kareem's ode to Bryant *  Bryant reflects on amazing career *  Taking stock of Kobe's impact on NBA *  The Starters: What was Kobe's best moment? *  The Starters: Kobe's best dunk? *  The Starters: Kobe more memorable as No. 8 or No. 24? *  The Starters: Is Kobe a top-three all time Laker? *  LeBron, Curry, others bid adieu to Bryant *  Fans say farewell to their idol *  All-Access: Kobe's 60-point finale vs. Utah *  A farewell speech to remember *  Top 10 games in Kobe's career MORE KOBE VIDEOS TOP PLAYS *  Kobe's top 10 career-best plays *  Kobe's top 10 plays wearing No. 24 *  Kobe's top 10 plays wearing No. 8 *  Great playoff 3-pointers in Kobe's career *  Milestone baskets in Bryant's career *  More milestones: 25K points || 30K points || Youngest to 33K *  Best moments from Christmas Day games *  Four straight games of 50+ points in 2007 *  Kobe vs. MJ: Similarities and differences *  Through the years: Kobe vs. LeBron James *  Through the years: Kobe vs. the Celtics *  Through the years: Kobe vs. Michael Jordan *  The Starters: Top 10 games in Kobe's career *  The Starters: Kobe's best season? *  Best moments at Staples Center: In season || In NBA playoffs REFLECTING ON KOBE *  Shaquille O'Neal recalls Lakers heyday with Kobe *  Charles Barkley praises Kobe's career *  Reggie Miller reflects on Finals showdown with Kobe *  Inside The NBA: The legacy of Kobe *  Players around NBA reflect on Kobe *  Defending Kobe * Players reflect on facing Kobe * Derek Fisher shares four untold Kobe stories.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Weekly Reflections: Christmas and social rejection

Of all the Gospel writers, Luke is apparently the most down-to-earth in terms of describing the events and narrating the whole story of Jesus’ birth (cf. Luke 2:1-21). It begins with the journey of a poor couple, Mary and Joseph, who, according to the Biblical records, were not officially married at that time. They were on their way to Bethlehem from their own hometown of Nazareth to fulfill an imperial decree that all people should register not for election purposes (election at that time were not necessary), but for taxation purposes......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

& apos;Simbang Gabi& apos; Christmas tradition begins today - Manila Bulletin

'Simbang Gabi' Christmas tradition begins today - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Christmas Carol at BGC Amphitheater Dec. 7 to 27

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas in the theater circuit begins with a revival of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol opening Dec......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

PBA wish list

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With still 42 days to go before the most awaited day of the year, you can see Christmas coming. You can always tell when it's getting close because television stations start making their countdown, and stores, parks and streets, especially in the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Celebrates its Tradition of Giving with the 10th year of its Giving Journal

As holiday cheer begins to fill the air and traditions come alive, so are our hearts called upon by the true message of Christmas. At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Christmas is not only... The post The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Celebrates its Tradition of Giving with the 10th year of its Giving Journal appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Listening to too much Christmas songs may damage mental health, says expert

With the Philippines having the longest countdown to the holiday season, it's no wonder that public places all over the country endlessly play festive tunes to ring in the most wonderful time of the year. But according to one study, hearing Christmas songs on repeat may damage your mental health, especially if you work in these public places playing the songs, and you are forced to tune them out, a psychologist pointed out. "Because if they don't [tune the songs out,] it really does make you unableto focus on anything else. You're simply spending all your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing," clinical psychologist Linda Blair toldSky News. Blair added that music "g...Keep on reading: Listening to too much Christmas songs may damage mental health, says expert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Countdown begins to Catalonia independence bid

Countdown begins to Catalonia independence bid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2017

Countdown begins to Catalonia independence bid

MADRID — Barring an unexpected development, Spanish and Catalan authorities are headed for a head-on clash Sunday, when the regional government vows to stage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2017

SM Supermalls launches Christmas countdown

SM Supermalls launches Christmas countdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Mayweather, McGregor trade verbal jabs as countdown begins

Mayweather, McGregor trade verbal jabs as countdown begins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

Indonesia begins Asiad countdown

JAKARTA – Indonesia on Friday launched the one-year countdown to hosting the 2018 Asian Games with fireworks and a traditional dance as it sought to display.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017