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Rocket guys shake PH hotel industry

Two young Frenchmen, working for Rocket Internet SE of Germany, are shaking the Philippine accommodation industry, offering budget hotel rooms in premium locations such as Manila, Cebu and Boracay for as low as P850 a night......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

JMC to be fully operational with signing of new guidelines

JMC to be fully operational with signing of new guidelines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee

PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

GRP NDFP sign JMC supplemental guide

The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines sign the supplemental guidelines of the Joint Monitoring Committee on January 21, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Video by: Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Gov’t, NDFP ink guidelines for human rights, humanitarian law monitoring body

Gov’t, NDFP ink guidelines for human rights, humanitarian law monitoring body.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

GRP, NDF to sign supplemental guidelines on Joint Monitoring Committee today

GRP, NDF to sign supplemental guidelines on Joint Monitoring Committee today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Gorilla or guerilla?

A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams’ play in the second round, saying he was describing her aggressive style as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd Grand Slam

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age. Not the way she keeps making self-deprecating jokes about it at the Australian Open. Case in point: Asked about the Australian great Margaret Court after her third-round win over China's Duan Yingying at Margaret Court Arena on Friday, Williams said she had a letter from the 24-time major winner hung on the wall in her room as a memento. 'It's a congratulations for me being the oldest person in the draw or something like that,' she dead-panned. The 36-year-old Williams fields more than her fair share of questions about her advanced age in the sport, how often she considers retirement, what keeps her motivated after more than two decades on the court. Indeed, she is appearing in her 73rd Grand Slam singles draw — a record for the Open era. And she is the oldest woman in the draw at Melbourne Park, though it should be noted that male players her age, such as Ivo Karlovic and Roger Federer, aren't continuously peppered with the same questions. But rather than show her annoyance, Williams smiles and patiently responds each time, sometimes with a joke. And she's made clear with her play this week that she's still a serious contender — she's reached the fourth round at the Australian Open for the 10th time in her career, and without dropping a set. Against Duan, a player who admitted she'd never seen the seven-time Grand Slam winner play, the 13th-seeded Williams only lost one game. 'Just like every player here, I have put in a ton of work,' Williams said earlier in the week. 'I'm not coming all the way to Australia for kicks and giggles. I'm here as a competitor.' Williams made clear Friday she doesn't want to get dragged into controversies, either. She declined to comment on a remark by a TV commentator during her second-round match when he described her as moving in and charging with what sounded like a 'gorilla' or 'guerrilla' effect. The commentator, Doug Adler, who maintains he said 'guerrilla' — as in, her choice of tactics — but apologized for his poor word choice, was dropped from ESPN's coverage for the rest of the tournament. 'All I can say is it's been a wonderful, wonderful career for me full of positives. That's what I focus on,' said Williams, who hasn't shied away from addressing issues ranging from racism to gender pay equity throughout her career. 'I pay attention and address situations that are noteworthy,' she added, when pressed on the subject. 'That's been my past record, clearly.' What Williams wants to talk about is her tennis. Especially as she continues to win at Melbourne Park, where she's reached the final just once in her career. Her next opponent is another player many years her junior, 26-year-old Mona Barthel, a No. 181-ranked qualifier from Germany. 'It's never enough,' Williams said. 'I've been in the fourth round before. I've tasted it before and it's always a great feeling because it means, hey, I have an opportunity for the quarterfinals. That's what I'm going to go for.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

'Gorilla' or 'guerrilla'? Adler apologizes for Venus remark

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams' play in the second round, saying he was describing her aggressive style as 'guerrilla' tactics and not comparing her with a 'gorilla.' Former tennis pro Doug Adler on Thursday said he was speaking about Williams' tactics and strategy and 'simply and inadvertently chose the wrong word to describe her play.' Adler was doing play-by-play commentary on ESPN for Williams' match against Stefanie Voegele, saying Williams was playing more aggressively after Voegele missed serves. After Voegele faulted on a serve, Adler described Venus as moving in and charging with a 'gorilla effect' or 'guerrilla effect.' Because the words gorilla and guerrilla are pronounced similarly, it's impossible to say for certain which word Adler spoke. The remark sparked quick reaction on Twitter, with some offended users calling for Adler to be fired for comparing Williams, who is African-American, with a gorilla. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, ESPN said it had pulled Adler from the broadcasts. 'During an Australian Open stream on ESPN3, Doug Adler should have been more careful in his word selection. He apologized and we have removed him from his remaining assignments,' the statement read. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Gorilla or guerrilla ? Commentator apologizes for Venus Williams remark

MELBOURNE, Australia — A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams' play.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

TNT to launch NBA coverage featuring ex-players

NEW YORK (AP) — TNT will use broadcast teams featuring only former players and no traditional play-by-play men during five NBA doubleheaders later this season. The 'Players Only' schedule runs Monday nights from Feb. 27 to March 27 (Feb.28 to March 28, PHL time) and includes match-ups such as Golden State-Oklahoma City on March 20 (March 21, PHL time) and Cleveland-San Antonio a week later. Brent Barry will serve as the primary host of one team with Derek Fisher and Grant Hill, while Greg Anthony partners with Kevin McHale and Richard Hamilton on the other. Lisa Leslie and Dennis Scott will serve as reporters. Turner Sports says Thursday that Chris Webber will anchor the studio coverage with Isiah Thomas and Baron Davis, and that additional NBA players will contribute to the five-week program. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

WATCH: Miss Universe contestants have fun in Boracay

WATCH: Miss Universe contestants have fun in Boracay.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Smart targets Metro Manila for LTE coverage expansion

Smart targets Metro Manila for LTE coverage expansion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Rousing welcome greets Miss U bets in Boracay

Rousing welcome greets Miss U bets in Boracay.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

WATCH: Miss Universe contestants have fun in Boracay

WATCH: Miss Universe contestants have fun in Boracay.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss U bets kick off pre-pageant in Boracay

MANILA, Philippines — At least 16 candidates of the 65th Miss Universe on Saturday began the pre-pageant with a splash in one of the country’s top.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Miss Universe candidates make a splash in world-famous Boracay

Miss Universe candidates make a splash in world-famous Boracay.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Miss Universe candidates, binisita ang Boracay at Vigan nitong weekend

Miss Universe candidates, binisita ang Boracay at Vigan nitong weekend.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Smart starts network expansion to improve LTE coverage in Metro

Smart starts network expansion to improve LTE coverage in Metro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Smart to improve indoor coverage

Smart to improve indoor coverage.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017