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Fundamental differences

Heading into Game One of the West Finals, fans had ample reason to believe it would be a humdinger and indicative of how tightly fought the entire series would be. After all, the Rockets boasted of the league’s best record, with a formidable roster that general manager Daryl Morey assembled precisely to take the measure […] The post Fundamental differences appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 15th, 2018

‘Solo’ shows off young Chewie, from a veteran Wookiee actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- "Solo: A Star Wars" story doesn't just introduce audiences to a new actor playing Han Solo, it shows his sidekick Chewbacca in ways he hasn't been seen in previous "Star Wars" films. Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo said the differences surprised "Solo" star Alden Ehrenreich. The film depicts the characters' first meeting, long before they become heroes of the Rebellion shown in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. "It was actually a long time before Alden saw me in that very traditional Chewbacca (look). Because when we meet, Chewie doesn't really look like the Chewie that you've known and expect. It took a while," Suotamo said. Suotamo was actually among th...Keep on reading: ‘Solo’ shows off young Chewie, from a veteran Wookiee actor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 54 min. ago

Congress okays Nat’l ID system

After the bicameral conference committee formally approved the National ID system on third and final reading, Senator Panfilo Lacson who sponsored the measure, said the two houses will just iron out differences in their respective versions of the bill. Lacson confirmed there is already an initial funding of P25 billion….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Understanding evil

Humans have evolved to be able to naturally figure out what others are thinking, and to interpret them. However, there are people – psychopaths – who seem to have a fundamental callousness. Psychopaths blatantly disregard other people's welfare and are single-minded as to what they want for just themselves. Why ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’

    The eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "deserve to be impeached," the leader of the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc underscored on Friday. "The immutable rule is that injustice does not pay," Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said in a statement. "If magistrates who are sworn to uphold the Constitution, subvert the very fundamental law by arrogating jurisdiction over an impeachable official, perforce they deserve to be impeached," he added. Lagman's statement comes after Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin bared a plan, supported by the Magnificent 7, to file impeachment complaints against Associate Just...Keep on reading: Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Fabregas says Chelsea must banish regret in our head

By Tony Jimenez, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Chelsea produced a lackluster Premier League title defense this season and the last thing the players want is to sign off the campaign, and in all probability Antonio Conte's reign as manager, with a second consecutive FA Cup final defeat. Motivation will be sky high, for more reasons than one, when Chelsea takes on the most successful coach in its history, Jose Mourinho, and his Manchester United side at Wembley on Saturday. "You don't want to be on the back of losing two FA Cup finals in a row," midfield playmaker Cesc Fabregas said. "Last year we didn't play well. Arsenal were on top of us and I think they deserved to win. "It would've been a fantastic season winning the double. We have this regret in our head and we want to make it right this time for sure." Media speculation has been rife for several months that Conte will leave Chelsea at the end of the campaign. The former Italy coach has appeared to be at odds with the club's board all season and a disappointing fifth-place finish in the league has done little to appease him or his employers. Conte was also involved in a much-publicized spat with Mourinho, who won the league three times in two spells with Chelsea, earlier this season although the pair now seem to have resolved their differences. The Chelsea hierarchy will be desperate to avoid the embarrassment of being on the receiving end of a defeat by Mourinho in Saturday's showpiece occasion after having fired the charismatic Portuguese coach for the second time in December 2015. Mourinho guided United to a second-place finish in the league this season, his second term in charge, and will be intent on putting one over his old club by adding the FA Cup to last year's League Cup and Europa League title triumphs. Young midfielder Scott McTominay said United's players are also driven by the desire to win the FA Cup for their former manager Alex Ferguson, who is recovering from a brain haemorrhage. 'We really want to do it for Sir Alex Ferguson as he's obviously not so well," McTominay said. "It's so important to bring home the silverware for him. "It's so important after a long season. It hasn't quite gone to plan in the league and other cup competitions." McTominay, who only broke into the team a year ago, was not involved when United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the 2016 final. "To see Jesse Lingard score that (winning) goal was incredible and it was obviously a moment that him and all of the fans will never forget," McTominay said. "As a player you have to take as much in as possible and see how the players prepare for the game, particularly the players in your position, just to see how the team chemistry gets going because it's such a big day. "Wembley is such an amazing stadium, it's the home of English football. It's a place where you want to showcase your skills and go out to do your best for the team.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

President Duterte lauds FESSAP, WUGC

LUBAO, Pampanga -- Sports has always been helpful in developing competitiveness and camaraderie which are fundamental elements in nation-building. This was stressed by President Duterte in his message to guests and participants during the opening of the 17th World University Golf Championships at the Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Rule of law or rule of tainted judges?

Referring to the granting of the quo warranto petition that led to the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said: “The Court ruling is an assertion of the supremacy of the fundamental law of the land.” Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo asserted, “The Supreme Court has spoken. We […] The post Rule of law or rule of tainted judges? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

What’s new in the first barangay elections in five years?

May 2018 will be the first barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in five years following two postponements. Will there be any big differences compared to the last barangay elections? Even at the most basic level of governance, violence, cheating, and corruption still plague voters’ collective peace of mind. It remains to be seen if 2018’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Vice President Leni Robredo on Supreme Court’s Quo Warranto Decision

The day we’ve been fearing has arrived. The decision of the Supreme Court to grant the Quo Warranto petition against the Chief Justice is a blatant circumvention of the most sacred institution in our land: our Constitution. Both our fundamental law and a long line of Supreme Court decisions establish that impeachment is the sole […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

ABL: LA Tenorio had a hand in Alab Pilipinas’ championship

Jimmy Alapag is a champion in his first year as head coach and Alab Pilipinas is a champion in its second season of existence. Overcoming very game Mono Vampire in a Finals series that went the distance, the Filipinos have taken the regional trophy back home for the first time since 2013. That 2013 championship was won by the San Miguel Beermen. And in this 2018 championship, San Miguel played a big part. “Of course, (they came) aboard when things weren’t looking good at the start of the season. Who knows if we would even be here without their support,” Alapag said. The Philippine team’s initial backer withdrew their support after five games, citing differences with Alapag and team owner Charlie Dy. And so, Alab was left without somebody to steer them through the rough seas of the Southeast Asian pay-for-play league. That was until Alapag reached out to a former teammate in the national team – and technically, a former rival. “I could tell you guys now that I reached out to LA Tenorio. He was able to connect (us) to boss Alfrancis [Chua]. It really set off from there,” he shared. As a player, Alapag was a stalwart for both TNT and Meralco. Tenorio, on the other hand, is now Ginebra’s longtime court general. In the end, Tenorio’s assist for Alapag proved to be the turning point for the Filipinos – as the new backer’s entry steadied a rudderless ship. “When you lose your sponsor five games into the season, that’s not ideal. I know Charlie and I looked into each other and said, ‘So now what,’” the latter shared. He then continued, “For them to come on board and support us the way they did, that’s big. All of us deserve (this championship).” Along with that, the always amiable mentor wanted to give thanks to the team’s management and staff for doing what was needed to be done for the title. “I’m just thankful for the guys behind the scenes that a lot of people don’t see,” he said. And for all they have accomplished, especially as it came against all odds, Alapag is nothing but proud. “I’m just really thankful for all our guys. I’m proud of them because there’s nothing like bringing the championship back home,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

China, US reach consensus on some issues in trade dispute

The world's two largest economies have reached consensus on some issues in their trade dispute and will continue negotiations on outstanding areas, signalling that a full-blown trade war could be avoided.   During their two days of talks in Beijing which endedFriday, China and the United States "had thorough exchange of views on issues including increasing US exports to China, bilateral service trade, two-way investment, protection of intellectual property rights, as well as resolving tariff and non-tariff issues, reaching consensus in some areas", said state news agency Xinhua.   But "given that considerable differences still exist on some issues, continued har...Keep on reading: China, US reach consensus on some issues in trade dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Mac Cardona arrested for stabbing live-in partner

Professional basketball player Mac Cardona was arrested after stabbing his live-in partner in their Makati City condominium early on Saturday. In a report submitted to Senior Supt. Gerardo Umayao, Makati police chief, the 37-year-old cager, whose real name is Mark Reynan Mikesell Cardona, rushed a wounded Bianca Nicole Jackes to Makati Medical Center at around 5 a.m. Jacket told police that they earlier had a "heated argument over their differences" while inside their condo unit on Malugay Street, Barangay San Antonio. Cardona then got a knife and stabbed her in her left arm. READ:Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: 'I feel like a rookie again' Cardona is currently ...Keep on reading: Mac Cardona arrested for stabbing live-in partner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Critical US-China trade talks end in Beijing

Beijing — China and the US ended the second day of high-stakes trade talks Friday with “big differences”, Beijing said, leaving the world’s two largest economies on the brink of a trade war that could have knock-on effects on the global economy. The talks were aimed at forestalling momentum towards the looming conflict, with both […] The post Critical US-China trade talks end in Beijing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Viva Europa showcases Europe’s culture, music, sports, and arts

ARTS AND culture know no boundaries: political, social, or otherwise. In the efforts to link our shared literature and culture, and also our highlight differences, the European Union bookmarks the months of May and June for its “Viva Europa” celebration, a showcase of European dance, film, literature, music, sports, and visual arts for the Filipino […] The post Viva Europa showcases Europe’s culture, music, sports, and arts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Statement on the arrest and detention of Sr. Patricia Fox, NDS

The Promotion of Church People's Response indignantly condemns the Bureau of Immigration's arrest and detention of Sr. Patricia Fox, NDS, without due process and respect for her fundamental rights and rights as a Church person......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

The must-haves of executive leadership

Efficiency is fundamental for the workplace executive. Whether it is at the office, on the road, or in a conference call, the corporate leader at the helm of any company must always exude an air of expertise, of style, and of function to command the respect of their followers. Most importantly, these individuals must give […] The post The must-haves of executive leadership appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks

MOSCOW, Russia – The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey were set to hold talks on Syria on Saturday, April 28, in the wake of an alleged chemical attack that has exposed differences between the 3 powers. The 3 nations have been attempting to find a political solution to the Syrian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Great deities across the globe

  The huge differences in the cultures and climates of the world have paved the way for humans to evolve into various ethnicities. From skin colors to the ways of dressing to the types of dishes people enjoy making, each ethnicity is unique in its own way. Some cultural differences can be traced back to early history when deities were revered and occurrences on earth were believed to be the results of their actions. Shinto Deities -- Japan Shintoism is the traditional religion of Japan where various rituals and practices are deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Two of the most prominent Shinto deities are Izanami and Izanagi, who are the primordial parents of the Japanese...Keep on reading: Great deities across the globe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018