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In Focus: When Fandoms Collide—Our Fave Covers Among K-Pop Idols

These hoobae-sunbae moments are worth the watch!.....»»

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In Focus: These Tight K-Pop Friendships Will End All Fan Wars!

Who knew these idols are besties IRL?.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

In Focus: These Idols Have The Most Breathtaking Vocals In The K-Pop Scene!

These vocal powerhouses make us love K-pop even more!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

In Focus: K-Pop Idols Who Will Inspire You To Get Inked

If you're having second thoughts, let this Korean idols inspire you!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Richard Corminal happy to be fighting on the same card as idol Ben Askren

Not everyone can say that they've gotten the chance to meet their idols.  Even less can say that they'll be fighting on the same card as their idols.  On Friday night at ONE Championship: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Corminal can say that he's part of the latter, as he'll be fighting on the same fight card as his idol and main eventer Ben 'Funky' Askren.  "Malaking pagkakataon ‘to para makapag-selfie selfie." Corminal said with a laugh.  (This is the perfect chance to get a selfie.) Askren, who'll be coming out for his retirement bout, will be main eventing Friday's fight night in Singapore, putting his ONE welterweight world championship on the line against MMA legend Shinya Aoki.  Corminal meanwhile, will be fighting in the undercards, taking on returning Arnaud Lepont. According to the The Malaysia-based Pinoy, he idolized Askren because of the unbeaten American's grappling prowess.  "Magaling yung wrestling niya talaga, yun yung pinaka-[gusto] ko talaga, yung wrestling niya. Ang galing niya mag-control ng tao sa ground." (His wreslting's really good, that's what I really like about him, his wrestling. He's so good with controlling people on the ground.) And when asked if he's gotten to talk to Askren during fight week, Corminal says that he hasn't had the chance to do so.  "Hindi pa naman, kasi laging salisi kami sa hotel." (Not yet, we always just pass each other at the hotel) Hopefully, Corminal gets a chance to finally meet and talk to Askren after the fights.    Legends collide as Ben Askren defends his ONE welterweight championship against former ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit.  Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE on Friday, November 24th, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

UAAP 81: That s one knockout win for FEU, one more to go

That's one do-or-die game win for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws. One more to go. FEU made a final play for the Final Four in UAAP Season 81, dominating no. 2-seed Adamson, Saturday at the MOA Arena. The Tamaraws got the pivotal 8th win that they needed, forcing a sudden-death against La Salle for the last ticket to the playoffs. "Malaking bagay to of course," head coach Olsen Racela said. "We have one game to play to make it to the Final Four, we'll take full advantage of that," he added. FEU is yet to prepare for the Green Archers, obviously their focus lately has been Adamson. However, prep for La Salle immediately starts after this win and the Tamaraws vow to come ready Wednesday. Because this big win will be wasted if they turn out to be duds against the Green Archers. "Right now, we have an opportunity," Racela said. "Nabigyan kami ng biyaya so talagang dapat lubusin na namin," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

UAAP: Franz Pumaren explains Manganti and Ahanmisi s absence

Without the services of Sean Manganti and Jerrick Ahanmisi, Adamson University received a 26-point beating from the Far Eastern University in their last game of eliminations, Sunday afternoon at the Mall of Asia Arena. According to head coach Franz Pumaren, he decided to sit out the two players to recuperate from minor injuries incurred from the past few days. "[Jerrick] has a fever with sore throat. His resistance went down. He’s been sick since Thursday. Friday and Saturday he didn’t practice already. Si Sean naman he sprained his ankle on Friday, on Saturday he didn’t practice na he did some rehab on it," explained Pumaren. Fortunately, the ailing Falcons will have enough time to recover as they still have one more week before they face the University of the Philippines on Saturday for the semifinals. He clarified the situation to also answer the inquiries online accusing Adamson of deliberately not exerting effort in the no-bearing match. "Things like that, it happens. If they want to validate if they’re just playing sick, they can go to the hospital, they can check it. If they think that Sean Manganti is just faking his injury, they can go to Focus Athletics, that he went there to get his treatment," Pumaren said. The result of the game has no bearing on Adamson's campaign, but it has drastic effects on the remaining Final Four hopefuls De La Salle University and Far Eastern University. FEU's victory forced a playoff against DLSU for the last spot on Wednesday. Regardless, Pumaren still tipped his hat off to FEU for balling out hard on the game. "You have to give credit to FEU. They really played well. I think they shot the lights out in today’s game. They really played well. Due credit to FEU," added Pumaren. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Microinsurance for the masses

I believe insurance have two perspectives: insurance as a business and insurance as a promise. Being a business, insurance companies need to focus on marketability, profitability, sustainability, and other factors…READ The post Microinsurance for the masses appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Focus efforts on & lsquo;volatile& rsquo; La Union, Ping urges PNP

Focus efforts on & lsquo;volatile& rsquo; La Union, Ping urges PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers, Perlas Spikers clash in battle of heavyweights

Title favorites Creamline and BanKo collide in a battle of heavyweights on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference in Cagayan de Oro. Already assured of spots in the best-of-three semifinals, the Cool Smashers and Perlas Spikers are now both looking to build momentum heading into the Final Four. The winner of the 4:00 p.m. rematch will not only get a morale boost but will also strengthen its bid for a good position in the semis. Creamline holds a 9-2 win-loss record in solo second spot behind league-leading Ateneo-Motolite (10-3). Just half a game behind is BanKo, which sports a 9-3 card. The Cool Smashers are eyeing their fourth straight win. Behind top hitter Alyssa Valdez, Creamline easily dismantled Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, last Wednesday to clinch a semis seat. BanKo is also coming off a 27-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20, win over Pocari Sweat-Air Force the last time out to advance in the semis. The Perlas Spikers want payback after bowing down in straight sets to Creamline in the first round.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018
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In Focus: 5 K-Dramas That Got Us Falling For Lee Jong Suk

We'll see you while we're sleeping, oppa!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

In Focus: Colorful Christmas Gift Picks From BYS

Spread the Christmas vibe with these colorful Christmas gift picks from BYS; your fellow makeup maven will love you for them!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

In Focus: Former Ateneo Queen Eagle Shares Her UAAP Fearless Forecast

Find out which basketball teams will make it to the Final 4 according to Danica Jose!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

In Focus: DiscoverMNL Invites You To Give Homeless Kapamilyas A Merrier Christmas!

By taking part in their #FeedtheCityPH | #TheDiscoverMNLAdvocacy, you'll be closer to helping 3 million of them.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Dua Lipa, Garbine Muguruza inspire brand to create versatile, stylish workout line

Inspired by its women’s global collective including Dua Lipa, Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell, Hannah Bronfman and Garbiñe Muguruza, adidas introduces a capsule fitness collection designed to support women from sunrise yoga to happy hour HIIT and all the moments in between.  The Statement Collection offers stand-out looks curated for women who take a diverse approach to training and demand performance wear as versatile as they are. More than 20 complementary pieces feature in the collection - including bras, tights, jackets, footwear and accessories, which come together to inspire bold training looks from street to studio. Floral camo and geometric prints inspired by Stella McCartney feature dynamic designs and cooling fabrics for maximum style and performance, whatever the workout.  The Statement Collection is built around adidas’ three sports bras “All Me”, “Don’t Rest” and “Stronger For It”. Each is engineered to support a range of different body types and training activities, from low to high intensity. The curation of the collection was inspired by women who take different approaches to working up a sweat, their insights and ideas informed a versatile selection of statement pieces which come together as a distinctive workout wardrobe designed to unleash creativity. Josefine Aberg, VP of Design for adidas Training, said: “Women are driving the global fitness movement by abandoning routines and embracing a versatile approach to training without skipping a step in style. That exact attitude inspired this capsule collection that covers women from the moment they hit the street through their most powerful sessions of sweat." "This statement collection has vibrant hues and standout prints that harmonize for the ultimate fitness wardrobe, designed to be as strong and bold as the women wearing them,” she added. The Statement Collection dropped last October 22 online and in stores last November 1. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons. He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday. “We have consistently been impressed by Alex at every turn,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to an historic championship season. We know we are in good hands and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was in search of new direction for the club when he fired former manager John Farrell after back-to-back Al Division Series losses in 2016 and 2017. After the historic regular season, Cora then steered Boston past the 100-win Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs before downing the Dodgers in the World Series. “For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field,” Cora said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title.” During Boston’s run Cora got the best out his young talent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts. They shined in player-centric approach in which Cora encouraged an aggressive hitting mentality, lots of hit-and-runs and active running of the bases. Cora also the most out of his pitching staff, which included clutch performances in the postseason by Chris Sale and David Price. Neither pitcher had logged a playoff victory as a starter prior to this season. Price had a tough time acclimating to Boston’s rugged sports environment during his first two seasons of the seven-year, $217 million deal he signed in 2015. He’s found a groove late in the season, pitching the clinching Game 5 of the ALCS to help the Red Sox advance. “Just his demeanor. It doesn’t change,” Price said last month. “I know it’s easy to not change when your team wins 108 games in the regular season. But he hasn’t changed one bit.” A member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series title team as a player, Cora was the bench coach on Houston’s 2017 championship team. He learned from manager A.J. Hinch that being close to players would be beneficial. “Talking to players is not bad, having a relationship with players is not bad,” Cora said in describing his managerial philosophy. “Doing that, you’re going to get the best out of them. People may think that crossing that line is not helpful, but I see it the other way around, and I lived it.” Cora became the first manager from Puerto to guide a team to a championship. It came more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated island, prompting Cora during initial contract negotiations last October to ask the Red Sox to help his people with relief efforts. Ownership responded by sending a chartered plane full of supplies. Days after winning the World Series, they again obliged Cora’s request to take the trophy to his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Archers focus on internal issues

As La Salle plays the waiting game in the coming UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball post-season, Archers coach Louie Gonzalez said they will make use of the time to address a pressing concern within the team......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Other key issues need focus besides arrest of Imelda Marcos – Suarez

Other issues, such as the rise in unemployment with the holiday season nearing, are more important than the conviction and possible arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos, Minority Floor Leader Rep. Danilo Suarez said on Wednesday. "Kapag kinonvik mo 'yan, then focus and attention of the media will be centered [sa kanya]... Palagay ko mas importante itong about unemployment," Suarez said in jest. [When you convict her, then the focus and attention of the media will be centered on her... I thing unemployment is more imporant.] Suarez was referring to the call of lawmakers for the government to accelerate its spending to counter the increasing adult joblessness recorded in ...Keep on reading: Other key issues need focus besides arrest of Imelda Marcos – Suarez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

In Focus: 6 Toy Story Theories That We Can t Get Out Of Our Heads

Our excitement for 'Toy Story 4' is building to infinity and beyond!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

In Focus: These Are The 3 Biggest K-Pop Groups According To Billboard Charts

These groups are legit global stars, and here are the facts......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018