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Dancing the night away

Fashionista and party host extraordinaire Agile Zamora recently celebrated her 50th birthday with an unforgettable and extremely fun dance party at the Sage Bar of Makati Shangri-La, Manila in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 12th, 2018

This Week’s Festivals: Aug. 5-11, 2018

Aug. 5 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship   Some 2,500 triathletes from over 45 countries gather in the long-distance triathlon event held in Cebu province.   The race starts at Shangri-La Mactan beach with a 1.9-kilometer swim.   Participants will then shift to a 90-km bike leg, before finishing with a 21-km run course.   Aug. 5 to 12 Tig-Aw Festival   A thanksgiving festival at Tigaon in Camarines Sur province in honor of the town's patroness, St. Clare of Assisi. Activities include an agri fair, farmers night, street dancing competition, blood letting program and agri float competition.   Aug. 5 to 15 G...Keep on reading: This Week’s Festivals: Aug. 5-11, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he’s got plenty to keep him busy for now. There’s a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he’s good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on the court. “Now becomes the real climb to Mount Everest, back to the top,” Irving said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). “So I’m just taking my time.” The Boston Celtics All-Star is hoping he can start playing again in a couple weeks. But he’s staying patient in his rehab from late-season surgery because of an infection in his knee, figuring the extra time can only help after he played deep into June the previous two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was traded to the Celtics last summer while filming “Uncle Drew.” The movie, in which he plays an old playground basketball legend who started as a character in Pepsi commercials, premieres in New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and opens nationwide Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The Cavaliers gave Irving’s former jersey number to Collin Sexton, drafted last week with the No. 8 pick that Cleveland acquired from Boston in the trade. But Irving wasn’t upset, saying he already gave away the only Cavs’ No. 2 that matters to him — the one he wore while hitting the biggest shot in the franchise’s history. That was on Father’s Day in 2016, the night Irving nailed the three-pointer that helped the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the franchise’s first championship. “The history, it’s already captured, man,” Irving said. “I was on one of the best teams in NBA history in my opinion, just accomplishing something that was that much bigger than ourselves. A feat that was, we’re one of no other teams. We’re like 1 of 1, in history. So for me, I think the biggest thing was giving that jersey to my dad, and if that’s where the No. 2 legacy ends, then cool.” Though Irving asked to be traded — a request LeBron James hoped the Cavs wouldn’t honor — he looks back fondly on his time in what’s now Sexton’s number. “I gave a lot of commitment and sacrifice to being there from Day 1, so to have that six-year span of doing some unbelievable things, I’m definitely happy about it,” he said. “I never shy away from that in terms of Cleveland giving me the opportunity to a 19-year-old kid of wearing No. 2. Now, it’s just a transition in the league. “There’s no hard feelings from my end. But now he has to start from kind of the chopping block just like everyone else did, so I’m excited for him.” And he’s excited for “Uncle Drew,” in which Irving rounds up his old teammates to play in a tournament at New York’s Rucker Park. Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Nate Robinson star as his old running mates. They were on set with him when they started getting alerts that Irving had been traded. “Once it happened, the dancing just got a little better,” Irving said. Irving needed three hours of makeup daily to look like a senior citizen before the 14 hours a day of filming. He believes his love of basketball shows up through his role of wise old sage who hangs around the courts — though Irving himself hasn’t played on outdoor playgrounds in years. His game is indoors now, and he plans on being back there this summer before dealing with his own free agency next summer. “Not just the same way but also a lot better,” Irving said. “That’s where the focus has to be. If you leave any room for doubt or uncertainly, I mean you might as well get out of the game.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Dancing the night away

Fashionista and party host extraordinaire Agile Zamora recently celebrated her 50th birthday with an unforgettable and extremely fun dance party at the Sage Bar of Makati Shangri-La, Manila in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

The house always wins

It is Wednesday night here in the British capital and the thermometer reads negative three. It is biting cold indeed, but in a place called Troxy, the mood is sizzling hot and sultry – topless ladies in glittering silver bikinis are dancing on a ledge while two women, locked in a tight embrace, are kissing each other insatiably on stage like naked lovers alone in a room......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Lenin Moreno headed for victory amid opposition fraud claims – The Guardian

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate appeared to be heading for victory in a presidential run-off that would cement the country’s reputation as a bastion of the Latin American left and provide breathing space for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. However, the narrow 51% to 49% lead for Lenin Moreno was contested by the opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, prompting fears for heightened political tension in the days ahead. With 96% of votes counted on Sunday night, Moreno, who was a former vice-president under outgoing president Rafael Correa, seemed to be on course to beat Lasso, a 61-year-old former banker. The head of Ecuador’s electoral council, Juan Pablo Pozo, called on the opposition candidate to recognise the results. “Ecuador deserves the ethical responsibility from its political actors to recognise the democratic decision made by the people at the ballot box,” Pozo said. However, Lasso, who earlier had claimed victory based on three exit polls that showed him leading by as much as six points, pointed to irregularities and demanded a recount. “This is very sickening. We’re not going to allow it,” he said, calling on supporters to protest the results peacefully but firmly. “They’ve crossed a line, which is pretending to abuse the people’s will” and install an “illegitimate” government, Lasso said. Several thousand of his supporters picketed the electoral council headquarters on Sunday night chanting: “We don’t want fraud, we want democracy.” Meanwhile, Moreno appeared on a stage flanked by outgoing president Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas, the vice-president, as thousands of supporters waved flags in the lime-green colours of the Alianza País coalition and cumbia music blasted into the night. Moreno called for dialogue with the opposition, saying: “We know how to hear the criticisms. Let’s work together in peace and harmony. Dancing in the crowd, Marisol Jaramillo, 34, an agricultural worker said “Now the revolution will continue, life has changed for us over the last 10 years and want the progress to carry on.” For the country’s 15 million population, at stake was whether to continue the redistributive policies of the ruling party, which won the previous three elections under Rafael Correa, including reduced poverty and improved access to education and healthcare. Correa’s administration had also been criticised for media censorship, corruption and abandoning many of its environmental promises. The alternative offered by Lasso was a pro-business, pro-austerity programme that promised tax cuts and more jobs, though Lasso was plagued with accusations of tax avoidance through dozens of offshore accounts. He also promised to ask Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London within a month of securing a mandate because he said the asylum granted to the WikiLeaks founder was posing a burden on the country’s taxpayers. Assange is reportedly sufficiently concerned to have instructed lawyers in Quito in case Lasso wins. The election will also have regional ramifications. Should a Moreno victory be confirmed, it would cement Ecuador’s reputation as a bastion of the left in Latin America. Should he lose, it will be taken as another sign of the region’s retreating “pink wave”, following defeats for the left in an Argentinian election and a Bolivian referendum, plus the impeachment and ousting of Workers’ party president Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. With the stakes high in Ecuador, there were accusations of vote-rigging and other dubious practices during the first round, which was delayed because the result was close, though independent observers from the Union of South American Nations said there was no evidence of fraud and praised the election process as transparent. The foreign minister, Guillaume Long, urged all involved not to discredit the process for political reasons. “It’s important that all sides accept the results that will be issued by the electoral authorities and show their democratic commitment without throwing around other false allegations or claiming that any defeat is due to irregularities,” he told the Guardian. Earlier in the day, Moreno voted at a polling station in the middle-class Rumipampa neighbourhood of Quito, while his supporters gathered outside chanting: “You can see it, you can feel it, Lenin president.” Moreno called for the election to be peaceful process. “Let the people make their decision,” he said. As police formed a cordon to hold back the throng, voters – many of them supporters of opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso – protested that they could not enter the polling station to vote, as Moreno sympathisers jeered. “I voted for Lasso, I voted for a change,” Maria Jose Maldonado, 33, a business administrator told the Guardian. “We don’t want a dictatorship we don’t want our freedom taken away, we don’t want to be like Venezuela,” she said, alluding to the move by the supreme court in Caracas to take over legislative powers in the opposition-controlled Venezuelan congress last week. Casting his vote in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, Lasso said: “This is a crucial day, this isn’t any election, here there’s a path; there’s a path to Venezuela or a path to democracy and freedom.” At the polling station in Quito where Moreno voted, Nora Molina, 57, said she voted for him because “we have made a lot of progress in the last 10 years and we want it to continue”. Voting with her young children, Patricia Romero, 37, said she backed Moreno: “I would like him to continue with the revolution which has helped us and he is genuinely concerned for the people.” Carlos Muso, a 54-year-old taxi driver, said he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ pros get engaged on Tuesday show

"Dancing with the Stars" pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber took the floor during Tuesday night's results show both to dance and to get engaged......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 6th, 2016

WATCH: Protesters interrupt Dancing with the Star season premier

Two men wearing anti-Ryan Lochte shirts rushed the stage Monday night during the premiere of Dancing with the Stars......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

Madonna celebrates 58th birthday in Havana

HAVANA (AFP) - Madonna celebrated her 58th birthday Tuesday in Havana, dancing to Cuban beats during a night on the town and drawing crowds as she toured the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Facebook livestream shows Duterte ‘alive’ dining with a ‘beautiful lady’

https://www.facebook.com/bongGOma/videos/926037554252092/ Update "I am alive." So said President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night amid murmurs that hewas in a state of coma. Special Assistant Secretary Christopher "Bong" Go posted on Facebook a livestream of the President having dinner with a woman in an undisclosed location. Contrary to reports, Duterte described himself as "fairly healthy." Communist Party of the Philippine founding chairman Joma Sison, in a Facebook post earlier, claimed Duterte was in a coma, citing unverified reports. The President directly addressed Sison in the video. "Joma, ang wish ko sa buhay, maski wala ka nang silbi sa mundong ito, mabu...Keep on reading: Facebook livestream shows Duterte ‘alive’ dining with a ‘beautiful lady’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News44 min. ago

Japan go from prostitutes to podium at Asian Games

Teenager Rikako Ikee spearheaded a golden night for Japan's swimmers on Monday after the expulsion of four basketball players for using prostitutes rocked the Japanese team at the Asian Games. Ikee, 18, won the women's 100m freestyle and the 50m butterfly, Kanako Watanabe took women's 200m breaststroke gold and Japan's men beat Sun Yang's China in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Sun, China's fearsome triple Olympic champion, won the Games' inaugural 800m freestyle title but Japan still outshone their fierce Asian swimming rivals by four gold medals to three. It provided a positive end to the day for Japan, who will host the next Olympics in 2020, after the four basketball players were c...Keep on reading: Japan go from prostitutes to podium at Asian Games.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News44 min. ago

Biles sweeps all 4 events on way to 5th US Championship

BOSTON -- Olympic champion Simone Biles easily won her fifth US women's gymnastics title Sunday night, winning all four events as well as the all-around in a dominant performance that showcase.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News1 hr. 9 min. ago

2 dead as truck falls into ravine

TWO persons, including a businessman, were killed when the mini-dump truck that they were riding accidentally fell into a 20-meter ravine the other night in Tuba, Benguet. The fatalities were identified as Benjamin Cipriano, 44, businessman, of Bgy. Taleb, Tabaan Sur, Tuba, and Caridad Cipriano, 90. According to Cordillera police….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

ASIAN GAMES: Japanese basketball players kicked out after 'night out with women'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Yamashita told a news conference that the four players hooked up with the women after eating and drinking in an entertainment district and were easily identified by wearing Japan-emblazoned shirts. "I met with the athletes and they deeply regret what they did," Yamashita said. "I apologize from the bottom of my heart as the head of the delegation." The incident took place after Japan's 82-71 win over Qatar in a group-stage game last Thursday. Japanese Olympic officials said they learned of the incident after a newspaper published photographs of the players out on the town. The JOC identified the four as Takuya Hashimoto, Keita Imamura, Yuya Nagayoshi, and Takuma Sato, and said the players had to pay for their own flights home from Jakarta. The JOC described the players' behavior as a "clear breach of the team's conduct code, which specifies athletes are to be role models." The eight remaining players in the Japan squad have a game against Hong Kong on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers: Guiao set to take over Gilas in second window

'Gilastopainters' head coach Yeng Guiao's duty with the national team will enjoy an extended stay as he is set to mentor the team at the continuation of the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. The fiery Guiao, who is currently in Jakarta handling the affairs of the national squad, will now be in charge of handling a Gilas squad still reeling from the suspension of 10 players and head coach Chot Reyes, who was himself slapped with a one-game ban. Guiao, who currently coaches the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA, previously held the post in 2009, where he guided a Powerade Team Pilipinas squad to 8th place in the FIBA Asia Championships that year. According to SBP president Al Panlilio, Guiao will be handling the squad when they face Iran on Sept. 13 and a close-door home game against Qatar on Sept. 17. “We advised Coach Yeng last night, and he has of course accepted it para sa bansa,” Panlilio told Manila Bulletin's Waylon Galvez. “He’s committed to also coach the next window.” Reyes and the team were meted the punishments following the brawl against Australia last July 2 at the Philippine Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

NAIA Runway 06/24 Reopens as Stuck Aircraft Removed

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s runway 06/24 is back to normal operations before noon Saturday, as the international aircraft that was stuck there since late Thursday night was finally lifted off the runway. Thousands of passengers were affected and many flights were either cancelled or diverted, as the runway was closed after Xiamen Air flight […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News8 hr. 22 min. ago

Madilim Ang Gabi tells the other side of Duterte s drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), one of the  Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018  movies, is about Sara (Gina Alajar) and Lando (Phillip Salvador), who peddle shabu. Directed by Adolfo Alix Jr, the movie tracks the couples' lives as they attempt to get out of the drug business amid President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 56 min. ago

House to probe Naia issue on Sept. 5

The House of Representatives committee on transportation will conduct a motu propio investigation on Sept. 5 into the recent incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) that left thousands of passengers stranded. Transportation panel chairman Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento said this in a phone interview with reporters on Monday. Sarmiento said officials of the Manila International Airport Authority will also be summoned to explain the incident and discuss its possible damages to the Philippine economy. On Thursday night, Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 skidded off the runway, prompting delays in and cancellations of several international and local flights, and leaving t...Keep on reading: House to probe Naia issue on Sept. 5.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 56 min. ago

Senate to summon Tugade, Xiamen Air executives over runway incident 

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Xiamen Air representatives will be summoned to a Senate hearing on the runway mishap last week, Senator Grace Poe said on Monday. Poe said Tugade, other airport officials, and airline representatives could shed light on what happened at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Thursday night. "Siyempre nais nating magpaliwanag ang awtoridad ng airport pero hindi lamang 'yun, kasama na din diyan ang Xiamen Airlines mismo, ano ba ang nangyari at ano din ang kanilang liability sa atin? (We want the authorities and Xiamen Air officials to explain what really happened so we can also determine their liability)" Poe, who chairs the Senate...Keep on reading: Senate to summon Tugade, Xiamen Air executives over runway incident .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 56 min. ago

Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Sun Yang thought he'd seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday's opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games. In an embarrassing technical blunder for games organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final. Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands. Diplomatically, Sun played down the incident when quizzed...Keep on reading: Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 56 min. ago

Worth it

We’re not competing here to shoot for the moon and stars. We’re taking this competition one game at a time JAKARTA, Indonesia — After spending almost two weeks in Japan and a night in Manila, we’re finally here in Jakarta to play in the 18th Asian Games. The experience is quite amazing. All of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago