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Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2017

Clearly, Aldin Ayo and Jamike Jarin bring out the best in each other

The game on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum was between De La Salle University and National University. However, the story of that game was the rekindling of the rivalry between champion coaches Aldin Ayo and Jamike Jarin. From start to finish, the showdown lived up to expectations as the two teams went at it and scored basket after basket after basket. “We have the same system na we keep on running. Siguro, kung titignan niyo, para kayong nanonood ng lawn tennis,” Ayo said post-game. Indeed, everybody was entertained in a back-and-forth affair that saw the Green Archers’ “mayhem” get answered by the Bulldogs’ very own running game. In the end, the two teams combined for the highest scoring output in over a decade with Ayo and the defending champions coming out on top, 115-109. And in the end, the mentor of the Taft-based team was nothing but glad to have been part of a classic contest. “Both of us are very familiar with each other. Grabe yung competition, pero I have so much respect for that coach,” he shared. He then continued, “He always brings (out) the best (in me).” While they may be rivals, Jarin could only say the same about Ayo. “It’s always interesting when you coach against La Salle and Aldin. He’s a really good coach so he brings out the best in me also,” he expressed. Asked just why they bring out the best in each other, he answered, “Probably because we’re just two competitors who bring out the best sa mga players.” The NU mentor was quick to add, however, “Like I’ve said before, coach Jamike is not bigger than the UAAP, Aldin Ayo is not the bigger than the UAAP. We’re not bigger than La Salle, we’re not bigger than NU.” While this was their first meeting in the UAAP, Ayo and Jarin share a colorful history dating back to their days in the NCAA. Then, Ayo was at the forefront for Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Jarin was at the helm of San Beda College. Then, they split their head-to-head matchups at three wins apiece. They just could not find separation from each other even then so much so that Ayo had to say, “I find (coaching against Jarin) very interesting kasi may ginagawa siyang natutuwa ako. Natutuwa ako kasi alam kong ginagawa niya yun dahil galing siya sa grassroots.” He also added, “Ganun din ako. Basically, parehas kami ng ginagawa.” And until now, Ayo is loving the challenge of going up against Jarin. “We have the same system and coach Jamike is a very good coach. Kanina, ‘di ko alam kung ano pa nga ilalabas ko sa bulsa ko kasi malakas siya manggoyo e,” he said. He then continued, “Kung kalaban mo talaga si coach Jamike, talagang pipigain mo yung utak mo e. You have to make sure na nag-e-execute yung mga players.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

It's on: Triple G and Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

em>By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press /em> LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to make his new home in Los Angeles. It's the fight boxing fans have been waiting for almost as long. Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet Saturday night in a middleweight showdown that has been brewing for years. They do it in their prime, and they both bring the kind of power that could make for a night that will be talked about in boxing for years to come. Three weeks after Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor met in an odd spectacle, boxing shows off its best side in a scheduled 12-round fight that will pay both men millions and make one of them the undisputed top 160-pounder in the world. 'It's a true fight,' Golovkin said. 'You can go back home or go to the hospital. It's dangerous. Everyone understands that.' Indeed they do, which is one reason Golovkin has had trouble getting fighters in the ring with him. The fearsome slugger from Kazakhstan has stopped almost everyone put in the ring with him, winning all 37 of his fights, 33 by knockout. But Alvarez packs power, too, and the red-headed Mexican is a savage counterpuncher with a style that should match up perfectly against the onrushing Golovkin. 'I don't back down,' Alvarez said. 'I'm a counter puncher, and I like to fight.' The combination of styles has boxing fans salivating over what will happen in the same ring where Mayweather stopped McGregor three weeks ago. The fight quickly sold out and is expected to do well on HBO pay-per-view, though it will not reach the level of last month's spectacle. Still, it promises to be a can't miss fight that brings back memories of the great middleweights of the 1980's. Both fighters weighed in Friday at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds. 'It all depends on who lands the punch that defines the fight and I think Gennady is going to do that,' said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin's trainer. 'They're going to hit each other and give fans the kind of fight they want and expect.' It won't be the first time the two have met, but it will be under far different circumstances. They sparred together at Golovkin's camp in Big Bear, Calif., in 2011 as both were preparing for fights and, though accounts vary, both had their moments with each other. But this is a real fight, with Golovkin's titles at stake and a lot more. Both will make millions of dollars in a fight that holds risks — and plenty of rewards — for both of their careers. 'These are the fights that define your career,' said Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez. 'Both guys are not going to back down.' Alvarez is already an established superstar, arguably the most popular athlete in Mexico. Golovkin, who won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics, is hoping for the kind of performance that will finally win over fans not overly impressed by a 23-fight knockout streak of 18 middleweight title defenses. Between them they have 86 wins, against only one loss. That was suffered by Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) in 2013 against Mayweather in a fight he admitted he was too young to take. Oddsmakers in this gambling city have made Golovkin a slight 7-5 favorite, but the fighters themselves say anything could happen. 'It's not an easy fight for him or me,' Golovkin said. 'I think the first couple of rounds will be very close. I think the second half will be much crazier, like a street fight.' For Golovkin, the fight is the culmination of a long battle to establish himself as the top middleweight in the world. Triple G came to the U.S. in 2011 to pursue bigger fights, and has collected the major middleweight titles while trying to get Alvarez into the ring. It finally happened after Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) was forced to go 12 rounds earlier this year against Danny Jacobs in a fight where he got hit a lot and barely escaped with a decision. Some in boxing thought it showed some vulnerability or suggested that at the age of 35 Triple G is getting a bit old. Nonsense, he says. 'I am the champion and I bring all my belts,' Golovkin said. 'This is my game, my fight. I am the boss, not Canelo.' Golovkin, who speaks limited English, backed his comments up with a tweet warning Alvarez what was yet to come. 'If you go in the ocean the shark knows,' he wrote. 'He's home. It's the same for me in the ring. ... Let's do it.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt – ABC News

Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace &'8220;Obamacare.&'8221; There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive &'8220;yes&'8221; vote. The final tally was 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence, exercising his constitutional prerogative, breaking the tie after two Republicans joined all 48 Democrats in voting &'8220;no.&'8221; When the Senate voted Tuesday evening on the bill's initial amendment, it underscored how hard it will be for the chamber's divided Republicans to pass a sweeping replacement of Obama's law. By 57-43 — including nine GOP defectors — it blocked a wide-ranging proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to erase and replace much of the statute. It included language by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, letting insurers sell cut-rate policies with skimpy coverage, plus an additional $100 billion to help states ease out-of-pocket costs for people losing Medicaid — a provision sought by Midwestern moderates including Rob Portman, R-Ohio. On the day's opening vote to begin debate, and with all senators in their seats and protesters agitating outside and briefly inside the chamber, the vote was held open at length before McCain, 80, entered the chamber. Greeted by cheers, he smiled and dispensed hugs — but with the scars from recent surgery starkly visible on the left side of his face. Despite voting &'8220;yes,&'8221; he took a lecturing tone afterward and hardly saw success assured for the legislation after weeks of misfires, even after Tuesday's victory for Trump and Republican leader Mitch McConnell. &'8220;If this process ends in failure, which seems likely, then let's return to regular order,&'8221; McCain said as he chided Republican leaders for devising the legislation in secret along with the administration and &'8220;springing it on skeptical members.&'8221; &'8220;Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, TV and internet. To hell with them!&'8221; McCain said, raising his voice as he urged senators to reach for the comity of earlier times. At the White House earlier, after senators voted to consider the bill, Trump wasted no time in declaring a win and slamming the Democrats anew. &'8220;I'm very happy to announce that, with zero of the Democrats' votes, the motion to proceed on health care has just passed. And now we move forward toward truly great health care for the American people,&'8221; Trump said. &'8220;This was a big step. I want to thank Senator John McCain — very brave man.&'8221; Trump continued to celebrate the vote at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio that doubled as a victory lap. &'8220;We're now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this &'8220;Obamacare&'8221; nightmare and delivering great health care for the American people&'8221; he said. At its most basic, the Republican legislation is aimed at undoing &'8220;Obamacare&'8221;'s unpopular mandates for most people to carry insurance and businesses to offer it. The GOP would repeal &'8220;Obamacare&'8221; taxes and unwind an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor, the disabled and nursing home residents The result would be 20 million to 30 million people losing insurance over a decade, depending on the version of the bill. The GOP legislation has polled abysmally, while &'8220;Obamacare&'8221; itself has grown steadily more popular. Yet most Republicans argue that failing to deliver on their promises to pass repeal-and-replace legislation would be worse than passing an unpopular bill, because it would expose the GOP as unable to govern despite controlling majorities in the House, Senate and White House. Tuesday's vote amounted to a procedural hurdle for legislation whose final form is impossible to predict under the Senate's byzantine amendment process, which will unfold over the next several days. Indeed senators had no clear idea of what they would ultimately be voting on, and in an indication of the uncertainty ahead, McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will &'8220;let the voting take us where it will.&'8221; The expectation is that he will bring up a series of amendments. Yet after seven years of empty promises, and weeks of hand-wringing and false starts on Capitol Hill, it was the Senate's first concrete step toward delivering on innumerable pledges to undo former President Barack Obama's law. It came after several near-death experiences for earlier versions of the legislation, and only after Trump summoned senators to the White House last week to order them to try again after McConnell had essentially conceded defeat. &'8220;The people who sent us here expect us to begin this debate, to have the courage to tackle the tough issues,&'8221; McConnell said ahead of the vote. Democrats stood implacably opposed, and in an unusual maneuver they sat in their seats refusing to vote until it was clear Republicans would be able to reach the 50-vote margin needed to get them over the top with Pence's help. &'8220;Turn back,&'8221; Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York implored his GOP colleagues before the vote. &'8220;Turn back now, before it's too late and millions and millions and millions of Americans are hurt so badly.&'8221; Schumer's pleas fell on deaf ears, as several GOP senators who'd announced they would oppose moving forward with the legislation reversed themselves to vote &'8220;yes.&'8221; Among them were Dean Heller of Nevada, the most vulnerable Republican senator in next year's midterm elections, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Johnson has recently accused McConnell of [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Atletico says Diego Costa will go back to Spain from Chelsea

em>By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press /em> MADRID (AP) — Diego Costa will finally reunite with Atletico Madrid. Atletico and Chelsea announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian-born striker to the Spanish club. Atletico said Chelsea gave the Spain international permission to travel to Madrid in the coming days to take his medical and finalize the contract with his former club. The English team said it reached a deal with Atletico but the transfer was pending the medical and an 'agreement of personal terms' between the player and Spanish club. Spanish media said Costa's transfer will be worth nearly 60 million euros ($72 million). Costa will be allowed to play for Atletico only from January, when the club's FIFA-imposed ban on registering new players ends. He is expected to be at the team's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday, when Atletico hosts Sevilla in the Spanish league. Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in July 2014 for 32 million pounds ($41.2 million at the time) on a five-year deal. He helped the club win two Premier League titles in three years, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions. But he was at odds with manager Antonio Conte, who reportedly told him in a text message that he was not in the team's plans this season. Costa publicly criticized Conte and immediately talked about his desire to return to Atletico, the team which he first joined in 2007. The 28-year-old striker played for Atletico in several stints, and more permanently from 2012 until moving to Chelsea. He helped Atletico win the Spanish league and reach the Champions League final in 2014. 'I'm proud of the club's efforts to bring a player who is among the top three strikers in the world,' Atletico's Brazilian left back, Filipe Luis, said. 'He made history and was a champion wherever he played. He comes to be a winner and we will all be better with him in the team. I'm happy that my friend is back.' Costa can't play for Atletico now because the club was banned by FIFA from registering new players until 2018, for having broken rules regarding the transfer of underage players. The club can sign new players but they can't play until the end of the ban. Atletico recently signed Spain forward Victor 'Vitolo' Machin but he is on a loan with Las Palmas until January. Costa initially said the transfer to Atletico was complicated because of the ban, which would keep him from playing and could affect his chances of making Spain ahead of next year's World Cup in Russia. He hasn't played a professional match since the disagreement with Conte in the offseason, and was reportedly spending time with his family in Brazil until his future was decided. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 45 min. ago

Jett Manuel out to prove he belongs with likes of Kiefer, Jeron

In the 10 months since his last game in the UAAP, all we have heard about Jett Manuel was that he passed the engineering board exam. Now, the one-time leader of the University of the Philippines is out to make an impact on the basketball court once again. Manuel is part of the 12-man team that will represent the Philippines in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Backed by Bounty and Chooks-to-Go anew, the Filipinos will go all-out in the tournament commencing on Saturday (Philippine time) in Chenzou, China. And for the licensed engineer-slash-basketball player, getting to don the blue, red, yellow, and white is an honor. “It’s a blessing na I’m here. I’m thankful for the opportunity,” he said. He then continued, “I wanna know what it feels like to represent the country. It’s always been a dream of mine and I’m just really excited that I’m here already.” Without a doubt, Manuel is relishing the opportunity to once again play on the basketball court while also, for the first time, playing for his homeland. On a more personal note, however, he also wants to prove something to everybody and more importantly, himself. “I always knew I had the talent to play at this level. I trust all the work that I put in and all the sacrifices I made,” he said. He then continued, “So I just want to prove that I belong. I’ve always thought that I can.” Just being included in a lineup led by Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, the pride of State U has already proven his worth. Ravena and Teng were the two biggest names of the just passed generation of the UAAP. And while those two brought Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, respectively, to glory, Manuel’s goal was simply to put UP in the conversation. That, he did, and the swingman left Diliman with a team with a bright future. Now, Manuel joins forces with the best of the best of his UAAP generation to bring back a championship for the Philippines. “Dati, when you’re up against them, there’s pride involved. Now, we all have a common goal and the same team name in front of us,” he shared. Fortunately for the 24-year-old, he made sure he wasn’t getting left behind even though he hadn’t been involved in a competitive basketball game in 10 months. “Even during my preparations for the board exam, I was training everyday. I didn’t take any days off studying and working out,” he shared. Now with Ravena, Teng and the rest of Chooks-Pilipinas, Manuel believes all of them will only get better after this battle. “The experience na you compete against them everyday in practice pa lang, for sure, you’re gonna get better,” he expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Bulls bring back Collins as special adviser

CHICAGO — Doug Collins has returned to the Chicago Bulls. Just not on the sideline this time around......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Johnson joins, Domingo returns for Alab Pilipinas

Alab Pilipinas will be getting back one of its key cogs while also welcoming a big-time boost for the looming 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Versatile Lo Domingo will be returning for another tour of duty for the Philippines. Introducing himself to everybody a year ago, the 23-year-old emerged as the perfect complement to fellow Filipino-American Ray Parks Jr. He served as the squad’s hustle player as well as defensive specialist. And now, Domingo will have a more imposing frontcourt partner in American Ivan Johnson. The six-foot-eight, 255-pound center is a menacing inside presence who will also bring much-needed attitude to a squad which fell a notch below top two Hong Kong and Singapore last season. Johnson was last seen by the Filipinos reinforcing TNT all the way to the championship in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. He also played two seasons for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Domingo and Johnson will flank reigning and defending Local MVP Parks Jr. for reloaded Alab.. The Alapag-guided and Parks Jr.-bannered Filipinos will once again see action in the ABL commencing later in the year. All of the action will still be on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Limping Lady Eagles survive tough Lady Pirates

Injury-riddled Ateneo de Manila University survived a gritty stand of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday to get back on the winning track in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Maddie Madayag and skipper Bea De Leon saw action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ four-set defeat against Far Eastern University last week and delivered nine and eight points, respectively. Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston finished with eight markers each for Ateneo, which improved to 2-1 win-loss record. “Definitely, we’re happy about the win. It’s always good to win,” said De Leon, who was unavailable last game to attend an immersion in Capas, Tarlac. Madayag was back in action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ last match due to an ankle sprain. Ana Gopico was present but sat out the game for third straight time because of a hamstring injury, Kim Gequillana was in uniform but was reduced to a mere spectator with an immobilizer strapped on her left leg after suffering a knee injury against FEU while Jho Maraguinot skipped action due to an ankle sprain.          The Lady Eagles started out flat and needed a late set rally to stave off the Lady Pirates. “I think we started out really slow, really, really poorly,” said De Leon. “The energy on the court on the second set was very slow but then we picked it up, in the third set it was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so ‘yun lang.” LPU kept the game close in the next two frames before fizzling out in the end. The Lady Pirates dropped to 1-2 mark. Rocelyn Hongria led LPU with 12 points while skipper Cherilyn Sindayen and Cherry Genova combined for 17 markers.     --- Follow this player on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

PHI begins 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games campaign

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – The Philippine begins its campaign as Filipino wrestlers and jiu-jitsu grapplers start their quest for gold medals in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) at the Ashgabat Olympic Stadium here. Three-time International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Championship champion Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa leads the campaign of the Filipinos in this 5th edition of AIMAG. “Halos kilala ko lahat ng mga makaka-laban ko, mga nakalaban ko na din before,” said the 5-foot-1 Ochoa, who also won a gold medal in the Asian Beach Games a year back in Danang, Vietnam. “Ready naman tayo kasi last time I competed was in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, that was in August,” added Ochoa, 27, who will fight in her regular category of 45kg division. Also expected to deliver a medal for the Philippines is Annie Ramirez, a two–time gold medal winner in the Asian Beach Games. She recently won two gold medals in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam. “I think maganda naman, may laban tayo and kaya nating makakuha ng gold. Sana maging ok ang lahat, walang injuries, and makapag-isip ng tama pag-dating sa araw ng laban,” Ramirez said. “During my last fight in Hanoi, I won two gold medals there, open category and sa 55kg division ko. At least may konting advantage na ako sa mga makakalaban kung sila pa din yung mga sasali dito,” added Ramirez. Eight other jiu-jitsu fighters will participate in the tournament. They are Hansel Terence Co (77kg), Gian Taylor Dee (56kg), Mark Alexander Lim (69kg), Golbert Ambao (94kg), Apryl Eppinger (62kg), Lou-Ann Jindani (55kg) and Carolina Pajaron (49kg). The drawing lots will be held Friday evening. The traditional wrestling will likewise start today, as five fighters will try to make a podium finish. These are Alvin Lobregito (freestyle 57kg), Jefferson Manato (classic style 57kg), Johnny Morte (freestyle 68kg), Grace Loberanes (freestyle 52kg) and Noemi Tenner (freestyle 58kg). In the flag raising ceremony at the Village Flag Plaza, national team Chef de Mission Monsour del Rosario said there is a strong chance for the team to capture medals in jujitsu and wrestling. “Everything is on track. Looks like the athletes are in good spirits last night I checked them,” said the former Olympian turned actor who is now a congressman representing the 1st district of Makati City. “ “Excited sila… ang pinagdadasal ko na lang ang draw lots ng mga fighters (I hope) hindi agad matapat sa mga World Champions at Asian Champions na malalakas na teams. Sana matapat muna medyo kaya nila tapos habang papunta ng quarterfinals, semifinals at finals doon na nila makakatapat yung mga World and Asian champions para may chance tayo mag-medalya,” he added. The national team will see action in 17 sports, including Electronic Sports. A total of 116 athletes will attend the opening ceremony scheduled Sunday at the 35,000-seater Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Apple’s iPhone X: Face ID, no home button, $999 – CNN News

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has revealed the iPhone X. It has no home button, scans your face to log you in and costs $999. The company unveiled the anniversary edition smartphone, alongside an iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, at a press event at the brand new Apple Park campus in Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also announced a new Apple Watch with a cellular connection, an Apple TV that streams 4K video, and gave the public its first peek at the circular Steve Jobs Theater. To introduce the iPhone X, Apple CEO Tim Cook uttered the classic line at the annual press conference: &'8220;One more thing.&'8221; &'8220;We have great respect for these words and don't use them lightly,&'8221; said Cook, adding the new phone would set the path for technology for the next decade. The new iPhone X kills the home button to make space for a larger screen. It has an edge-to-edge display, glass on the front and back, wireless charging that requires resting the phone on a special surface, and a surgical grade stainless steel band around the edges. It's water and dust resistant. The 5.8-inch OLED display isn't just bigger, it also packs 458 pixels-per-inch. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) calls it a Super Retina Display. It supports HDR, has a million-to-one contrast ratio and improved color accuracy. The loss of the home button means no more fingerprint sensor. To unlock the phone, you can use your face with a new technology called Face ID. Front-facing cameras and sensors create a map of your face to determine if you are the phone's proper owner. The technology learns more about your face every time you use it, and stores any face detection information on the device. It uses small flood light to work in the dark. Apple said face detection is more secure than fingerprints. It added there was a one in 50,000 chance of a random person being able to open your phone with their fingerprint. But those chances drop to 1 in a million with face detection. The company also introduced a Face ID-enabled feature called Animoji, which serves up animated emoji that mimic your facial expressions. For example, you'll be able to give your friends side-eye as a unicorn. Apple spent a significant amount of time hyping up its 12-megapixel dual cameras with image stabilization. Schiller said the new front facing cameras will &'8220;revolutionize&'8221; selfies by adding portrait mode. The iPhone X will cost $999 for the 64 GB version, $1,149 for the 256 GB version, and start shipping on Nov. 3 &'8212; more than a month later than all the other devices announced on Tuesday. For those not willing to shell out a grand for a new smartphone, the iPhone 8 options are cheaper and also pack a powerful punch. They're faster, sturdier and better at snapping photos than the previous iPhone. On the surface, the devices look similar to the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 clocks in at 4.7 inches and iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches. But inside is an A11 &'8220;bionic chip&'8221; and an improved camera sensor. There are new camera modes, including an expanded Portrait Mode that lets you change lighting effects after you take the shot. The company also teased some of the new features coming to iOS 11, including augmented reality. Wireless charging, available on both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices, is a big move forward, too. The charging requires contact between a special surface and the glass back of the iPhone. The technology is based on Qi wireless charging, which Apple believes will be available at coffee shops, stores and airports around the world in the near future, so people can get juice on the go. iPhone 8 smartphones, which come with an aluminum band around the edges, will be available in three colors: space gray, gold and silver. The iPhone 8 will start at $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus is $799 for 64 GB models. Apple also announced a new cellular Apple Watch, which Cook claimed was the best-selling watch in the world, though the company has declined to release sales numbers. The waterproof Apple Watch has an even greater focus on fitness and health. For example, it flags users when it detects an elevated pulse. The Series 3 comes with a built-in cellular connection, so it no longer needs an iPhone nearby for most tasks. You can answer calls, receive text messages, talk to Siri, check maps and use third-party apps over cellular connections. Starting in October, it will also be able to stream music to Air Pods over cellular. To demonstrate the watch's new powers, Apple conducted a live phone call from stage with a person on a paddle board in the middle of a lake. Siri can finally talk back on the new watch, thanks to a new dual-core processor. Also included is a barometric altimeter, which tracks activity like stair climbing, skiing and snowboarding. The company has bigger dreams for the watch than workouts and wrist calls. It's launching an Apple Heart Study later this year that will be able to detect early signs of atrial fibrillation, one of the leading causes of stroke. The watch will cost $329 without cellular, and $399 with cellular. It works with all four major carriers in the U.S., though Apple did not mention details on plan pricing. The [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Pentagon chief: NKorea threat would bring massive military response

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea's claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying the U.S......»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

Near-perfect game to win

Asian cage legend and South Korean head coach Hur Jae struck out one of his sons to bring back veteran Park Chan Hee on the national team for stability at th.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2017

Paeng hopes for ‘Golden Age’ in SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines -  Philippine bowling head coach Paeng Nepomuceno said the other day his dream is to bring back the “golden age” when the country’s kegle.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2017

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

DOT to return travel incentive program ‘Invite Home a Friend’

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism(DOT) will bring back a travel incentive program aimed at the North American market, as it targets to attract.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Controversial, Popular, and Right

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 July) – Keenly aware that he was terribly boring reading his equally boring speech, the President would intermittently abandon his script and rambled back and forth in the dialect on popular or controversial issues like his drug war, corruption, irresponsible mining and the damaged environment, climate change, terrorism, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Controversial, Popular, and Right

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 July) – Keenly aware that he was terribly boring reading his equally boring speech, the President would intermittently abandon his script and rambled back and forth in the dialect on popular or controversial issues like his drug war, corruption, irresponsible mining and the damaged environment, climate change, terrorism, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

People’s SONA 2017 | Progressive groups bring back effigy – but it’s not just Duterte’s

People’s SONA 2017 | Progressive groups bring back effigy – but it’s not just Duterte’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

Duterte asks US to return Balangiga bells

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called on the United States to return the bells taken by its soldiers from a church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901 during the Philippine-American War. &'8220;Give us back those Balangiga bells. They are ours. They belong to the Philippines. They are part of our national heritage. Isauli naman ninyo (Bring them [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

SONA 2017 | Progressive groups bring back effigy – but it’s not just Duterte’s

SONA 2017 | Progressive groups bring back effigy – but it’s not just Duterte’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017