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Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force

Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

PSA to honor Diaz as 2016 Athlete of the Year

Behind her powerful arms and legs, a young petite lady gave Philippine sports a lift it badly needed in the year just passed. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gave this country of 100 million people something to cheer about at the break of dawn one rainy day in August after copping an Olympic medal that was long overdue during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games. A combination of hard work, effort, heart, and sheer luck paved the way for the 25-year-old pride of Zamboanga City to run away with the silver in the women’s 53-kg weight division behind eventual winner Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei. Diaz totaled a combined 200 kgs. in both the snatch and clean and jerk to the 212 of the Taiwanese bet. An Airwoman First Class at the Philippine Air Force, Diaz was only hoping for a bronze medal finish, but ended up a surprise runner up when fancied Li Yaiun of China – who earlier set an Olympic record in the snatch - failed to complete her final two attempts in the clean and jerk. “Sabi ko thank you Lord. Bronze lang ang hinihingi ko, pero silver ang ibinigay mo,” said Diaz moments after her triumph as the first-ever Filipina to win an Olympic medal. The Cinderella finish by Diaz was the first for the country in the last 20 years since boxer Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco punched his way to a similar silver medal feat during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hidilyn also became the first Filipino weightlifter to win an Olympic medal for the country and the only one to bag a silver outside of boxers Velasco and the late Anthony Villanueva (1964 Tokyo Games). In the light of her outstanding feats, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) was one and unanimous in naming Diaz its 2016 Athlete of the Year during its traditional Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the LE PAVILION in Pasay City. Diaz is the first lady to be feted by the country’s oldest media organization with its highest individual honor after boxer Josie Gabuco and the Team Manila women’s softball team in 2012. “This one is a no-brainer. Hidilyn Diaz is truly the hands-down choice as the 2016 PSA Athlete of the Year,” said PSA president Riera Mallari, sports editor of The Standard. Last year, pro boxers Nonito Donaire Jr. and Donnie Nietes, along with young golfer Miguel Tabuena were the recipient of the coveted award annually handed out by the PSA, comprised by editors and sportswriters from the different broadsheets, tabloids, and online portals in the country. Diaz, who came home empty handed during both the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London) Olympics, respectively, leads a long list of personalities and entities to be recognized during the formal rite co-presented by CIGNAL/HYPHER TV. In the coming days and weeks, recipients of the President’s Award, Lifetime Achievement honor, Executive of the Year, National Sports Association of the Year, Mr. Basketball, Mr. Golf, Mr. Football, and Ms. Volleyball will also be named as part of the two-hour program backed by Smart, Foton, Mighty Sports, Philippine Basketball Association, ACCEL, Gold Toe, SM Prime Holdings Inc., Globalport, Rain or Shine, ICTSI, and MVPSF. There will also be major awardees in different sports and citations to various personalities and entities in the annual rite backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and Federal Land. Not to be missed out is the PSA’s recognition to young promising achievers such as the Tony Siddayao Awards and the Milo Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year, as well as posthumous awards to those dearly departed friends of the local sportswriting community.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

WATCH: Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'Tonight Show'

WATCH: Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'Tonight Show'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON — At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presiden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Hot Stuff: A Golden Globes Primer—Lily Collins Drowning In Dresses, Chocolates, And The Loot Bags

Some news that will get you much more excited about this highly-anticipated awards show......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

76ers beat Nets for 10th win, match last season's total

em>By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is no longer just trusting the process. Now he's talking about the playoffs. Embiid scored 20 points and the Philadelphia 76ers earned their 10th victory to match their total from all last season, beating the Brooklyn Nets 105-95 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The 76ers broke it open with a 17-2 surge in the fourth quarter to win the matchup between the NBA's two worst teams and improve to 10-25 in their first season with former lottery picks Embiid and Dario Saric. They were 10-72 in 2015-16, just off their own record for worst finish in the 82-game schedule. Embiid has looked at the standings and seen the 76ers are eight games back of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and believes that should be a goal. 'I think we have a chance. We've been hot lately,' he said. 'We've won three out of four lately, so I look at it and I think we have a chance and we're really figuring things out. We're starting to learn how to win games.' Embiid did his damage without even reaching the 28-minute restriction he was limited to as he recovers from a series of foot injuries that delayed his NBA debut for two years. He left the court to chants of 'Trust the Process!' in a nod to what he and others reminded fans while the Sixers lost big during Sam Hinkie's rebuilding plan. Even as the victories come, coach Brett Brown said the building process remains most important. 'We are winning basketball games more frequently than we have been, but for us it's still, how are we doing what we do?' Brown said. 'Are we doing our job? Are we not skipping steps? Are we putting in good days? And we believe as simple as that might sound that they will add up.' Saric added 18 points, while Robert Covington and Nik Stauskas each had 15. Brook Lopez scored 26 points for the Nets (8-28), who have lost six in a row. The Nets led by 11 at halftime, but the Sixers scored the first 13 points of the third quarter to take their first lead at 59-57 on a jumper by Embiid. They opened the second half with a 30-9 spurt and went into the fourth ahead 78-73. 'I just didn't feel like that third quarter, it's like, 'Why isn't our energy the same?'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. Brooklyn recovered to take an 85-84 edge but it was all Sixers from there, closing their spurt with 13 straight points to make it 101-87 on Covington's 3-pointer. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>76ers: /strong> /em>Sergio Rodriguez returned after a three-game absence with a sprained left ankle, but T.J. McConnell remained the starter after recording a career-high 17 assists Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at Boston. Brown stopped short of saying it would stay that way long-term or even that McConnell would play the starter's share of the minutes, but praised his play in Rodriguez's absence. McConnell missed his first seven shots but finished with six assists and eight rebounds. em> strong>Nets: /strong> /em>The Nets fell to 7-2 against the 76ers at Barclays Center, their most wins against any team. Starting forward Trevor Booker left after just three minutes of the second half with a bruised left hip. The Nets originally ruled him out for the remainder of the game, but he returned with 4:36 to play. strong>NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN /strong> The 76ers spent their Saturday night in New York at the Broadway musical 'Hamilton,' the winner of 11 Tony Awards in 2016 that uses hip-hop music to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and America's founding fathers. 'Team stuff like that, growing a culture, building a program off the floor, that stuff matters to us,' Brown said, 'and I think it's just one other example of just things you try to do with a team to just grow a program and grow a culture and it was a wonderful day.' strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>76ers: /strong> /em> Host New York on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), the first meeting this season. em> strong>Nets: /strong> /em> Host Atlanta on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), Atkinson's first time coaching against the team where he was an assistant the previous four seasons. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Fight for future, Michelle Obama urges youth

Fight for future, Michelle Obama urges youth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message

Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Beyoncé leads Grammys with 9 noms, Drake, Rihanna & Kanye get 8

Beyoncé (photo) has been appointed Belle of the Ball of the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Arts & Leisure: The Grammys stop fighting the future

THE NOMINATIONS for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Dec. 6, and as the experts predicted (and as the show's producers no doubt prayed for), it's a battle of the biggest......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 8th, 2016

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

In Focus: White House Christmas Theme: 'The Gift Of The Holidays'

For her family's final Christmas in the White House, Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: Military service, education, and health......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Michelle Obama will ‘never’ run as Democrat president

Michelle Obama will ‘never’ run as Democrat president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Michelle Obama will 'never' run for White House – president

Michelle Obama will 'never' run for White House – president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Hot Stuff: Friends, Family, Turkey, And Touchdowns For Obamas' Holiday 

Obama says in his weekly radio address that the holiday "reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves.".....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Taylor Swift Experience comes to New York

TAYLOR Swift may be just 26 years old, but with a 10-year career behind her, multiple Grammy Awards and higher earnings than any other celebrity, she now has her own exhibition......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post on Facebook

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post on Facebook.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Mayor who called Michelle Obama ‘ape in heels’ quits

A mayor from West Virginia has resigned amid a furor over a racist Facebook post that described First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels,” US media said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016