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In Focus: These YouTube Couples Are Our Daily Source Of Kilig

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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnFeb 19th, 2018

In Focus: Why 'KierVi Is About To Be The Next Big Love Team

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Panthers sale sparks buzz in political, business circles

By Steve Reed, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stunning news of the rare opportunity to purchase an NFL team has quickly garnered the attention of sports figures, business investors and politicians alike. Amid reports of sexual and racial remarks made by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson in the workplace, he has unexpectedly announced that he is selling the NFL franchise after this season ends. It was a bombshell that rocked the Carolinas, and generated shockwaves inside and out of the organization. The team Monday promoted Tina Becker as COO and gave her full control of the day-to-day operations. Becker said in a release that “these have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers.” She added that her immediate focus will be on corporate side of the organization, “while addressing the real concerns that have been raised in recent days.” Richardson, meanwhile, stepped away from daily responsibilities to focus on the sale of the team — which will come with a multi-billion dollar price tag. That’s what is known, but Richardson’s decision to walk away after nearly 25 years as owner has left more questions than answers about the franchise’s future — most notably, who will buy it and will they keep the team in Charlotte. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she is committed to working to keep the team in Charlotte. “The City of Charlotte values its long-running relationship with the Panthers after more than 22 seasons of NFL football,” Lyles said in a statement to The Associated Press. “The Panthers are part of Charlotte’s fabric. We’ve celebrated victories and anguished over defeats. We understand transitions are inevitable, and we look forward to working with current and future ownership.” The Panthers are tethered to Charlotte through the 2018 season because of an agreement on an $87.5 stadium renovation between the city and the team in 2013. That renovation is nearly complete. But a buyer could potentially purchase the team and move it in 2019. Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, who was mayor of Charlotte when the Panthers settled into their new stadium, has seen both sides. He also was the mayor when the Hornets left town. He said another question might be about Bank of America stadium. “Will (the new owners) ask for government subsidy to continue to improve the stadium, or, in fact, even build a new stadium, like what’s happened in Atlanta and Dallas?” McCrory said. “That would be a tall order.” He said it will be a business decision— and the highest bidder will get the team, to possibly do with it as they chose. “Unless the NFL steps in and says, ’No, you need to have a local ownership group,’” he said, “which I’d encourage them to do.” Panthers coach Ron Rivera was “a little taken aback” when Richardson informed him Sunday night of his decision to sell the team. But he too believes the Panthers should remain in Charlotte. “This organization has been a source of pride and goodwill and I would like to it continue,” Rivera said Monday. “This is a great community with a very supportive fan base that has been out there for us. They have been here for me and this football team and I hope that somehow it is able to stay here.” The chance to purchase an NFL team has potential suitors coming out of the woodwork. Rapper and actor Diddy indicated his interest in purchasing the Panthers on Twitter moments after Richardson’s announcement. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, a Charlotte native, chimed in with “I want in!” NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has also expressed interest. Other businessmen with Charlotte connections could show interest as well. Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith and his son, CEO Marcus Smith, have previously expressed interest in purchasing the Panthers should the opportunity arise. And the Panthers are loaded with minority owners including real estate magnate “Smoky” Bissell, Family Dollar founder Leon Levine and members of the Belk family. Developer Johnny Harris, who was instrumental in luring the Wells Fargo Championship — and later the PGA Championship — to Charlotte, could also decide to increase his ownership stake in the team. Let’s not forget Michael Jordan. The six-time NBA champion owns the Hornets. However, Jordan’s interest level is unknown and his representative Estee Portnoy said she had no comment on the Panthers sale. More names will surely emerge over the next several weeks, but they need to be ready to write a big check. Forbes Magazine recently estimated the Panthers worth at $2.3 billion. And those numbers could be low. Forbes estimated the Buffalo Bills at a net worth of $935 million in 2013, but the team wound up selling in 2014 for $1.4 billion — nearly 50 percent higher than the estimate — according to magazine’s website. Before any sale can be finalized, it will need the approval of 24 of 32 NFL owners. The Panthers have a lot to offer potential suitors: — They are on the cusp of reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. — They have sold out 225 of their 227 home games in team history, including 157 straight. — They feature several recognizable stars including 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly. Panthers tight end Ed Dickson said fans don’t deserve to have a team ripped out from underneath them. “It’s growing, it’s definitely been growing,” Dickson said of the fan base. “We are striving to build something that Dallas has, and Pittsburgh has. We don’t have that much history here. But one of the reasons I came here was to be a part of something special. When we do get to the top of the mountain and win a Super Bowl — then we have something to celebrate here” in the Carolinas. At least in 2017 and 2018, after that, it’s unclear where the party would be. ___ AP Writer Skip Foreman contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Editorial Cartoons of the Week (October 13 to October 19)

Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 14, 2018 The Philippine Star, October 14, 2018 The Manila Times, October 17, 2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 18, 2018 Malaya Busin Source link link: Editorial Cartoons of the Week (October 13 to October 19).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Editorial Cartoons of the Week (October 13 to October 19)

Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 14, 2018 The Philippine Star, October 14, 2018 The Manila Times, October 17, 2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 18, 2018 Malaya Busin Source link link: Editorial Cartoons of the Week (October 13 to October 19).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with 'YouTubeDOWN

MANILA, Philippines – The eyes of Twitter comedians around the world surely must have lighted up when YouTube went down , Wednesday morning, October 17, Philippine time. Count on these folks to bring out their best whenever these tech giants experience some misery. We've collected some of their finest stuff here: {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo IN terms of food commodities, Iloilo City relies on produce from rural areas. For this reason, City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon said that there is a need to focus more on post-harvest processing in order to secure food security in the city. “Considering Iloilo City is the center of trade and all these […] The post City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Prison Congestion: Focus on Women Detainees

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for calling attention to the plight of female detainees in the Quezon City Female Dormitory (QCFD).In June 2018, the Bureau of Jail Management and Pen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Prison Congestion: Focus on Women Detainees

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for calling attention to the plight of female detainees in the Quezon City Female Dormitory (QCFD).In June 2018, the Bureau of Jail Management and Pen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo VEGETABLE, fish, and egg production in Visayas is insufficient. According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the Visayas cluster needs to double time in producing these commodities. “Dapat ma-focus ang Visayas sa vegetables, fisheries, and egg production but while waiting for these sectors to be developed, we should identify the other regions or other […] The post Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual

FURTHER RELAXATION of foreign exchange rules can be expected to be more gradual for now as monetary authorities focus more on tempering sharp swings in daily peso-dollar trades, according to a senior official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The post Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual

The Philippine peso has been one of this year’s worst-performing emerging market currencies. — BW FILE PHOTO FURTHER RELAXATION of foreign exchange rules can be expected to be more gradual for now as monetary authorities focus more on tempering sharp swings in daily peso-dollar trades, according to a senior official of the Bangko Sentral ng… link: Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding

THE state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday welcomed the swift passage of the proposed expanded maternity coverage for female workers with identified source of funding during the bicameral committee conference held at the lower house. The proposed law or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2018”, a consolidation of Senate Bill 1305 and House Bill 4113, […] The post SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Capiz town aims for cityhood

By: Felipe V. Celino TAPAZ, Capiz – Mayor Roberto “Nonong” Palomar said Tapaz, Capiz will become a city in two years or more. Palomar said his major interests are to eradicate poverty and alleviate the plight of the farmers. “My number one and major focus of my administration is to end poverty particularly in upland villages. […] The post Capiz town aims for cityhood appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort

Squads of orange-clad rescue workers clambered over the tangled remains of an Indonesian hotel Sunday, hoping to dig out 50 to 60 guests still feared trapped by an earthquake-tsunami disaster. Source link link: Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Jericho Rosales in a pink suit—we’re a fan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoT5mxZnmIA/?taken-by=ziggysavella Don't get us wrong, we love traditional black, gray, or white tuxedos. But Jericho Rosales looking dapper in a salmon pink Ziggy Savella suit at the ABS-CBN Ball is one we can't stop looking at. Can Echo do no wrong? Probably not.   Photo courtesy of Ziggy Savella's Instagram account For the latest in culture, fashion, beauty, and celebrities, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here Follow Preen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Viber Related stories: Jericho Rosales stands up for women's choice to not have babies It's a match: Couples who coordinated their outfits at the ABS-CBN Ball ...Keep on reading: Jericho Rosales in a pink suit—we’re a fan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Veggie shortage in W. Visayas

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo IRONIC. Western Visayas is an agricultural economy but it can hardly satisfy the demand for vegetables. Engr. Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture (DA) regional executive director for Western Visayas, said the region must focus more on vegetable production, especially ingredients for chop suey and salads. Recoter said 80% of the vegetable supply […] The post Veggie shortage in W. Visayas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

WADA report: Kenya doping serious, not institutionalized

By GERALD IMRAY,  AP Sports Writer Kenyan athletes are the target of nearly a quarter of out-of-competition doping tests in track and field, a statistic that underlines how much suspicion there is over the world's most successful distance-running nation. Figures were revealed Thursday by the head of the Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles anti-doping for the world track and field organization, the IAAF. Brett Clothier said Kenyans made up 22% of the AIU's out-of-competition testing program, and the country's athletes took up "at least the equivalent amount of time in our investigations and intelligence team." "Kenya is a great and justly proud athletics nation, but it now has a serious doping problem," Clothier said in comments accompanying the release of a report following a near two-year investigation in the East African nation by the AIU and the World Anti-Doping Agency's intelligence and investigations department. The joint report concluded there was "widespread doping" in Kenya but "the doping practices of Kenyan athletes are unsophisticated, opportunistic and uncoordinated and there is no evidence of an institutionalized system." It didn't need a two-year investigation to discover a problem, with a clear spike in cases involving athletes from the African country since around the time of the 2012 London Olympics. What the report did do, however, was dig deeper into some of the reasons behind the mess in Kenya. It appeared to separate Kenya's doping problems from that of Russia and that country's organized, state-sponsored scheme. Doping in Kenya "is different from other doping structures discovered elsewhere in the world and, as such, it requires a different approach," WADA director of intelligence and investigations Gunter Younger said. In Kenya, athletes are "insufficiently educated on doping and/or wilfully blind as to the consequences of doping," the report said. The investigation also stressed the need for better control over medical practitioners and "quasi-medical practitioners" who are "highly relevant" to the doping problem and often the source of banned substances. Overall, the report pointed to a weak and at times non-existent anti-doping effort in Kenya exacerbated by the unwillingness of athletes to help. WADA and AIU investigators said they reached out for information to 31 Kenyan athletes serving doping bans. Only seven attended interviews and none of them said they had used prohibited substances despite being found guilty at doping hearings. None of them provided any information that was helpful to the investigators. There were other findings in the report: — A total of 131 Kenyan athletes failed doping tests between 2004 and this year. Track and field was by far the worst sport in the country for failed tests. In the same period, all other sports in Kenya produced seven failed tests. — The anabolic steroid Nandrolone was the most prevalent banned substance for Kenyan athletes. The corticosteroids group, anti-inflammatories that can improve athletic performance, were the next most used. The blood-booster EPO was third most prevalent. — The AIU's focus on out-of-competition doping tests on Kenyans was prompted after only 13% of their athletes caught for doping were caught through out-of-competition tests. — Two elite Kenyan athletes, Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong and Rita Jeptoo, provided falsified medical records in an attempt to avoid doping bans. Sumgong made up a story about having to attend hospital for an emergency blood transfusion to explain testing positive for EPO. Jeptoo, the leading marathon runner in the world when she was caught in 2014, claimed she was given EPO by a doctor to treat malaria and typhoid. Both athletes were found to be lying and banned for four years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Bacolod’s water crisis – a setup? – 2

YESTERDAY, I mentioned the alleged “order ni Mayor” that has riled many employees of the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) but had been contained within the confines of the district. This order, relayed to me by a highly credible source, can only be understood and its effect on the water district, its employees and to […] The post Bacolod’s water crisis – a setup? – 2 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

BanKo Perlas Set to Keep the Ball Rolling in Vietnam, PVL Open Conference

Following their successful stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, the BanKo Perlas Spikers ride on the momentum as they prepare for the back-to-back competitions in PVL Season 2 Open Conference on September 22 and the upcoming Vin Lonh tournament in Vietnam on September 28 to October 3, 2018. The BanKo Perlas Spikers will face three Vietnamese teams and a squad from Thailand in the prestigious Vietnam tournament. The team’s participation in the conference is a strategic move to train them for the different leagues, particularly the PVL Open Conference. “Banko Perlas Spikers is a fairly new team, as the girls have been playing together for just two years. Their exposure to Vin Lonh Volleyball tournament is a great opportunity for the ladies to further hone their skills, individually and as a squad,” shared Charo Soriano, Team Manager of BanKo Perlas. “While this is an overseas competition and the teams that we will be up against are considered giants, at the end of the day, we will focus on the learning and experiences. More than winning, the team is concentrated on giving a good fight every game,” Soriano added. The ladies of BanKo Perlas Spikers gave a breakthrough performance in the PVL Reinforced Conference earlier this year; with an unbeaten streak in the quarterfinals round that earned them a spot in the Final Four. This incredible feat has fortified the trust and support of their fans. Before flying off to Vietnam, the team will face Iriga-Navy and PetroGazz at the Flying V Centre, San Juan City on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The team will return on October 6 to continue playing against the PVL teams. When asked how their supporters come into play in the team’s performance, Soriano highlighted that without their fans rallying behind the team, it will not be possible to get where they are. She also shared that their supporters are the source of their strength and in return, the squad is committed to continuously inspire and reach out to them. The team’s mindset to put their supporters first was emphasized further through their partnership with BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sponsoring a sports team is almost unheard of from the banking industry. BanKo, however, found the perfect marriage with the PVL third placer, who constantly get in touch with the grassroots to promote the sport. “We are a happy partner of the Banko Perlas Spikers. Their skills are undeniable, but what sets them apart is their heart to reach out to fans nationwide, even to those who barely have access to their matches. This is well aligned with BanKo’s vision to make financial services more accessible to everyone,” stated BanKo president Jerome Minglana. “As they compete on Vietnamese courts representing our country, regardless of the outcome, it will only ignite and empower the team's loyal supporters and boost the local Volleyball further.  BanKo is equally excited to witness this exciting journey unfold,” Minglana concluded.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Editorial Cartoons of the Week (September 1 to 7, 2018)

Business Mirror, September 3, 2018 The Philippine Star, September 4, 2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2018 Malaya Business Insight, September 5, 2018 Philippine Source link link: Editorial Cartoons of the Week (September 1 to 7, 2018).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018