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Defiant Camila Mendes is ‘done with dieting’

  Riverdale" star Camila Mendes, who revealed last October that she and an older sister suffered from eating disorders, recently announced on Instagram her decision to embrace a less-strict lifestyle. "When did being thin become more important than being healthy?" asked Mendes, who plays ex-mean girl Veronica Lodge. "I recently went to a naturopath for the first time in my life. I told her about my anxiety around food, and my obsession with dieting. She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: What other things could you be thinking about if you didn't spend all your time thinking about your diet? I suddenly remembered all the activities I love...Keep on reading: Defiant Camila Mendes is ‘done with dieting’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 2nd, 2018

‘Riverdale’ stars call out PH magazine for ‘disrespectful’ photoshop editing

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – The reel-life Betty and Veronica are standing up against a Philippine magazine’s supposed “disrespectful” alteration of their bodies in its magazine spread. “Riverdale” stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes on Friday slammed Cosmopolitan Philippines for an unrealistic editing of their bodies. “It’s sad that you Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Riverdale s Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes call out Philippine magazine for slimming them down

MANILA, Philippines — Riverdale's female lead stars called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for distorting their bodies in the local magazine's March issue......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Grab defiant against weak LTFRB penalty

Ride-hailing service Grab Philippines is defiant against regulators penalizing it P10 million for unauthorized charges on 67 million rides......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

WATCH: Kim Chiu gets into absolute fangirl mode for Shawn Mendes

Kim Chiu (Instagram/@chinitaprincess). Shawn Mendes (Instagram/@shawnmendes). While Kim Chiu is already famous in her own right, she still remains a fan to one of the world's hottest singers -.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Unapologetic Romeo will defend Gilas to the very bitter end

BOCAUE, BULACAN --- Terrence Romeo was defiant and unaplogetic after Gilas Pilipinas figured in an ugly brawl against Austrlia Monday at the Philippine Arena here for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. With four minutes to go in the third period and the Boomers up by 31, an incident involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding sparked an ugly free for fall. Gilas' benched was cleared as Pinoys started to go after the visiting Australians. When the dust settled, a total of 13 players were ejected, four on the part of the Boomers and nine from the Philippines. The game ended via default in favor of the Australians. Both teams declined to give statements and FIBA will review the situation for possible penalties but as Gilas was stuck in its locker, star guard Terrence Romeo sent a tweet out, saying that the Gilas boys were ready to defend one another. Romeo also had none of the people calling them an embarrassment. "Dun sa mga kapwa namin players na nag sasabing embarrassing kami wala kaming paki alam sa inyo," the fiery Romeo said. "Kami magka-teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag-tulungan," he added. Here's the full set of tweets. FIBA should have an official response in the coming days regarding the incident.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

ROME, Italy – Italy defiantly declared on Saturday, June 23, that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of Malta in limbo with more than 230 migrants aboard. Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Canadians defiant of Trump, boycotts, nuclearization urged

OTTAWA, Canada -- US President Donald Trump’s trade threats and bellicose diplomacy is being met on America’s northern frontier with boycotts of US goods and travel, and even a call for nuclearization. The grassroots backlash reflects the angry mood that has set in since Trump slapped punishing US tariffs on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Modern bigs to dominate 2018 Draft

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com NEW YORK – There was a ballroom full of NBA centers in midtown Manhattan Wednesday – not one of them eager to follow in the sizeable footsteps of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Shaquille O’Neal or Dwight Howard. In fact, on the very day that the top prospects for the 2018 Draft were made available to the media – a talent pool particularly long on length this year – Howard was on the move again, in a reported deal from Charlotte to Brooklyn that will land the eight-time All-Star with his fourth team in four seasons and sixth overall. That bit of news – of an old-school NBA big man being shuffled off again,  primarily for salary-cap purposes, into what looks to be basketball irrelevancy – served as a counterpoint to the young giants just starting out. There will be plenty of guards and forwards selected in the first round Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, including Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox and Lonnie Walker. But the lottery will be top-heavy with big men, with Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Mo Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., and Robert Williams all hearing their names called. All six are listed at 6'10" or taller, though they’ll bear little resemblance in style or production to the Hall of Famers cited above or even to Howard. The last time last time six players that size were drafted in the top 10 was 2007, when Greg Oden, Al Horford, Yi Jianlian, Brandan Wright, Joakim Noah and Spencer Hawes all went early. Much has changed in 11 years. These young guys represent basketball’s new-age pivot men, er, which means we’d better drop the “pivot men” nomenclature. Rather, the word that got tossed around most often Wednesday during conversations about these guys’ fit – with specific teams and in the league generally – was modern. Modern centers for a modern NBA. “Modern-day 5,” is how Mamba put it. “Defend multiple positions, can shoot it, handle it a little. Can do a little bit of everything,” the 20-year-old from Harlem, by way of Pennsylvania and Texas. Said Jaren Jackson, Jr., fresh from one season at Michigan State: “At times, I’ve heard that I’m right on time for the way the game is going. A lot of bigs can handle the ball and be versatile and they’re able to make plays.” If you want to feel old, consider the NBA’s prevailing definition of “modern.” With major league baseball, for example, what’s known as the “modern era” historically is thought to have begun in the year 1900. By contrast, the NBA’s modern era dates back to about a week ago last Tuesday. That’s how quickly the contributions from the center position have changed. After ruling the NBA landscape for most of the league’s first 50 years, traditional big men looked at now as dinosaurs, both in form and function. Plodding isn’t allowed. Posting up, back to the basket, and backing into the paint seems as dated in this league as helmetless players in the NHL. There have been noticeable markers along the way. In the ‘90s, players who naturally would have been trained and used as centers – Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, Antonio McDyess – demanded to face the basket and be referred to as power forwards. Then in 2012, the league joined them, eradicating “center” from its All-Star ballot and opting for “frontcourt” as a catch-all category for everyone from 6'5" wings to seven-foot shot swatters. This latest era dates back just a few years, if you go by a few key analytics. A recent ESPN.com story tracked the minutes played by seven-footers in the playoffs, compared to the regular season, and identified the tipping point as the 2016 postseason. Even if you back it up by a year to include Golden State’s heavy use of small ball in winning its championship in 2015, that’s still barely more than a heartbeat. But the full embrace of the three-point shot and the type of pace favored by a majority of current NBA coaches has put a premium on centers – we’re taking liberties in even calling them that anymore – who are mobile, who can switch defensively, challenge perimeter shooters, do some of that shooting of their own and still crash the boards and protect the rim. The next Shaq or Kareem? Now the model is Houston’s efficient Clint Capela, Boston’s savvy Al Horford or Minnesota’s ridiculously skilled Karl-Anthony Towns. Big guys such as DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have added range to their shots. Some – Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, a few more – have status or contracts assure them minutes. Yet other old-style bigs are out of the league (Roy Hibbert, Andrew Bogut) or logging long stretches on the bench (Greg Monroe, Al Jefferson, Hassan Whiteside). Just two years ago, Jahlil Okafor was the No. 3 pick in the 2016 Draft. These days, he’s an afterthought with little market value. Teams don’t want to play the way Okafor and others like him need to play. So the challenge for a fellow such as Ayton, projected to be the near-consensus No. 1 pick this year, is to make sure no one confuses him or his game with DeAndre Jordan. Asked about the trend Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), Ayton at one point sounded a little defiant. “I’m not changing my way of play in the NBA,” he told reporters. “I’m still an inside-out type of player. I’m going to start inside and establish myself down low until I have to stretch the floor.” It helps, of course, to have that option. Ayton already is built like an NBA veteran, but he has sufficient quickness to cover ground defensively and to keep up with a faster offensive pace. And for those who haven’t been paying attention to him since the NCAA tournament ended – or in Arizona’s case, barely got started with that opening loss to Buffalo – Ayton has a surprise: a more reliable three-point shot he’s willing to unleash. “The NBA three-ball is way farther than the college three-ball,” he said. “I’ve really put on some range and put on some muscle. When I’m fatigued in games, I really can [still] get my shot off in a perfect arc.” Bagley, depending where he lands, might end up playing more out on the floor than the other bigs in this draft. That’s his experience, having had Carter next to him at Duke to handle the basics. Williams will likely benefit from shifting in the opposite direction. He played a lot at power forward for Texas A&M but is rated highly for how his game translates to, you guessed it, modern center play. Bamba has drawn comparisons to Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, as much for his charisma as for any play similarities. He allegedly has overhauled his shot this spring, and also was eager to tout his three-point range Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Then there is Jackson, who has been rated as the best two-way player of the bunch. That includes not just his defense against fellow bigs but his ability to keep up with and guard nearly any position. Jackson seemed to speak for all the big men among the future pros in New York Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Unlike a previous generation of centers, many of whom got caught in the NBA’s transition to a smaller, faster, position-less style, the young centers of 2018 grew up watching it. And preparing for it. Nothing frustrating about it, Jackson said, though it’s a far cry from the league in which his father, Jaren Sr., (1989-2002) played. “No. Whatever helps each team do their best is what lineup they’re going to put out,” Jackson said. “They’re going to put the best players on the floor every time. You look at a team like the Warriors, they switch everything. They can play all different positions. That’s what they’re good at.” That’s what these guys, given their size, are remarkably good at too. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez drops Dinero vertical video

Jennifer Lopez has just released an on-trend vertical video for her recent single 'Dinero'. The singer follows Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and several other pop stars in recently sharing a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

LISTEN: Shawn Mendes drops new track Nervous

Image: AFP Relaxnews With his album out this Friday, May 25, Canadian singer Shawn Mendes has released a new track called 'Nervous', a catchy song about the jitters of being in love. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Defiant Sister Fox risks being blacklisted - BI

Sister Patricia Fox's defiance in complying with the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) leave order could get her blacklisted. Dana Sandoval, BI spokeswoman, explained that another deportation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin just good friends

Shawn Mendes (left) and Hailey Baldwin When pop star Shawn Mendes recently turned up on the Met Gala red carpet with model Hailey Baldwin in his arms, fans and media outlets were quick to speculate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin just ‘good friends’

When pop star Shawn Mendes recently turned up on the Met Gala red carpet with model Hailey Baldwin in his arms, fans and media outlets were quick to speculate that the two were romantically involved. But in a recent interview with People magazine, the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter insisted that he and Hailey, who is Stephen Baldwin's daughter, are just "really good friends." "We were not making our big debut (as a couple) ... We were both asked to walk by Tommy Hilfiger," Shawn clarified, adding that he only wanted some confidence boost from Hailey, because he had never attended events like it. "It was just cool for me to be able to walk with her because she's a ve...Keep on reading: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin just ‘good friends’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Malaysia s Najib Razak denies graft charges in visit to home region

PEKAN, Malaysia – Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday, May 20, denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat. Striking a defiant tone in the face of a deepening corruption investigation, Najib Razak urged his political ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

China ramps up checks on US pork imports in potentially costly slowdown

BEIJING — China has ramped up inspections of pork shipped from the United States, importers and industry sources said, the latest American product to be hit by a potentially costly slowdown at Chinese ports in the past couple of weeks. Some trade experts said they believe Beijing is sending a defiant warning to Washington in […] The post China ramps up checks on US pork imports in potentially costly slowdown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

PBA: We can’t give up, never –- Famous on 0-5 Blackwater

BINAN, Laguna –- Disappointed but not giving up. Blackwater’s losing woes continued Friday after another stinging 91-105 defeat at the hands of Barangay Ginebra that buried the Elite deeper down the cellar of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But despite a 0-5 win-loss record and an embarrassing blowout in front of a partisan crowd inside the Alonte Sports Arena here, import Jarrid Famous kept his hopes up for the limping Blackwater squad. “No panic button,” a defiant Famous said. “We still have six games into the season, anything can happen. We just have to keep working and keep pushing because we can’t give up, never.” “That’s not in my vocabulary, that’s not in my teammates' vocabulary,” he continued. “We’re just gonna keep playing to the end.” Famous scored 25 points on 9-of-19 field goal shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds. “We had productive six days of practice and we worked so hard to try to fix things and work on the things we need to work on,” said Famous. “We really felt good about this game, and felt that we could go out there and get that win based on our practice because we worked so hard and how we adjusted to the new system and the new things that we wanted to do.” “But it didn’t work out so I’m disappointed.” Roi Sumang started out hot with 14 points in the first half before fizzling out in the last two quarters with only four points. Mono Vampire recruit Paul Zamar scored 15 markers, 12 in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand, in his debut with the Elite, a week after a runner up finish in the ABL playing for the Thai club.    Blackwater still has six games to play and Famous remains optimistic that they can turn their campaign around.   “We have to do what we have to do and play as hard. We play six games and you never know, we could win six games, you’ll never know,” he said. “We just got to keep playing and keep working and stick together, that’s the main thing and let’s see what happens.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Sereno: I’m still the Chief Justice

  Maria Lourdes Sereno returned to work on Wednesday, sending a resounding message to her colleagues in the Supreme Court: I'm still the Chief Justice of the Philippines.   Wearing a fuchsia dress, a defiant Sereno ended her leave and went to her office amid rumor that the majority of her colleagues on the court were dead set on driving her out of the judiciary by granting the quo warranto petition brought against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida.   "She has all the right under the law to come back. She's still the Chief Justice," Anacleto Lacanilao III, one of Sereno's spokespersons, told reporters.   "She is going to stay here until the ...Keep on reading: Sereno: I’m still the Chief Justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Petra Kvitova cruises into Prague Open quarterfinals

PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova cruised into the quarterfinals of the Prague Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over unseeded Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Wednesday. Kvitova will face fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova, who prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over another Russian, Ekaterina Alexandrova. Sixth-seeded Shuai Zhang of China eliminated Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-4, 6-4, wile seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu dispatched another qualifier, Antonia Lottner of Germany, 6-0, 7-6 (7). Former finalist Samantha Stosur advanced to her first WTA quarterfinal this year with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Czech Denisa Allertova. The Australian will face Italian Camila Giorgi, who dismissed Tamara Korpatsch of Germany 6-4, 6-2. Kristyna Pliskova also made the quarters by defeating Qiang Wang of China 6-2, 7-6 (3) and Jasmine Paolini of Italy beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-1......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Shooting for immortality

  On the cusp of another crown, San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria remained cautious. On the brink of a failed title bid, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero stayed defiant. That's how things are when the Beermen take the first of three tries to claim an unprecedented fourth PBA Philippine Cup on Friday night in squaring off with the desperate Hotshots in Game 5 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Save for their fourth quarter collapse that led to a 105-103 Game 1 loss, the Beermen have been in cruise control in the best-of-seven series, where the Hotshots have yet to find an answer to their incredible firepower. Reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo and Arwin...Keep on reading: Shooting for immortality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Cheat Sheet: Camila Cabello Got Us Inspired To Wear Our Trusty Sneaks With Attitude!

We played style-me-up with one of her collab footwear projects!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018