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Is tilapia a ‘mutant, skinless, boneless’ fish? A viral meme claims it is

An Internet meme claiming that the popular tilapia fish is a dangerous “mutant” fish has gone viral again prompting the fact-check website Snopes.com to dispute the claims. The meme claims that eating tilapia was “worse than eating bacon or a hamburger” and that it has been killing families due to the toxic compound dioxin allegedly […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonJun 13th, 2018

LOOK: Who should rep NBA teams in 3X competition?

With the NBA 3X Philippines Playoffs kicking off this weekend at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, the mind inevitably drifts off to imagining how actual NBA players would do in a three-on-three competition. To aid that musing, here are our picks to represent the 30 NBA franchises, should the league decide to have such a tournament. Of course, this was easier for some teams, compared to others, and perhaps that challenge is what makes the mental exercise so intriguing. Disagree with our four-man selections? Let us know in the comments! Atlanta Hawks - John Collins, Taurean Prince, Trae Young, Vince Carter The Hawks go young with their squad, and could have even gone younger, plugging in rookies Kevin Huerter or Omari Spellman into their fourth spot. However, the very chance of 41-year-old Vince Carter dunking on people in a 3X game is too tantalizing to pass up. Boston Celtics - Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown The deep, deep Celtics have plenty of ways to go. You could field a defense-oriented squad with Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes leading the way, or go guns-blazing with Jayson Tatum. However, we're opting for a middle-of-the-road approach here, with the established superstars leading the way, plus the ultra-versatile Jaylen Brown filling the fourth seat. Brooklyn Nets - Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Joe Harris The Nets have acquired plenty of veterans in exchange for draft picks over their rebuilding process, and a Jared Dudley-Kenneth Faried-Allen Crabbe-Ed Davis quartet has some appeal. We're opting for some of their younger stars though, and you could definitely make the argument that D'Angelo Russell should be somewhere in the mix too. Charlotte Hornets - Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller, Nic Batum A pretty obvious selection for Buzz City here. We will possibly revise this if Malik Monk makes a second-year leap. Chicago Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen Sure Denzel Valentine and Jabari Parker have claims to a spot, but the above four are definitely the pieces Chicago seems to be building around long-term. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Collin Sexton We'll pretend that Jordan Clarkson is off at Gilas practice and unavailable. Also, JR Smith not knowing the score might be more problematic in a 3-on-3 game, so he'll sit this one out. Dallas Mavericks - Dirk Nowitzki, Luka Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan The Mavericks' two super-kids in Doncic and DSJ are obvious shoo-ins, as is the venerable Dirk. The fourth spot is a bit up for grabs, but I'm opting here for their offseason acquisition Jordan. Harrison Barnes though would be deserving of the spot too. Denver Nuggets - Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic This is Denver's core and boy is it a powerful one, though Millsap will probably have to take on the bulk of the defensive chores. It's also tempting to figure out a way to add Isaiah Thomas, who has the potential to go off in such a tournament. Detroit Pistons - Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson, Stanley Johnson Detroit's 'Big Three' of Drummond, Griffin, and Jackson are obvious shoo-ins. The question mark is the fourth guy. Henry Ellenson for a little jack-of-all-trades? Luke Kennard for shooting? In the end, I'm going with Stanley Johnson, crossing fingers that under new coach Dwane Casey, his stats will take a leap forward. Golden State Warriors - Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant With DeMarcus Cousins still iffy with his achilles tear, we'll have to "settle" for GSW's All-Star quartet. Also, we may have found the thing to start a little in-fighting among the Dubs - figuring out who of the four starts on the bench. Houston Rockets - Chris Paul, James Harden, Clint Capela, Carmelo Anthony Maybe there's a possibility that PJ Tucker would be a better fit than Melo, but Chris Paul says Anthony's in, and who am I to argue? Indiana Pacers - Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Bojan Bogdanovic The Pacers surprised many last season, and this quartet was at the center of their uprising. One extremely hard cut? New signing Tyreke Evans, though he would duplicate a lot of what Oladipo brings to the table. Los Angeles Clippers - Avery Bradley, Danilo Gallinari, Tobias Harris, Patrick Beverley, Injuries aside, this is a very potent four-some from the Clips. The Bradley + Beverley combo should put the clamps on anyone, while freeing up Gallo or Harris from downtown. Los Angeles Lakers - LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma I was tempted to go with a Meme Team lineup of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, along with LBJ (and apologies to Michael Beasley), but let's go with the Lakers kids instead. The mix of youth and James' experience ought to be a potent combo.   Memphis Grizzlies - Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Chandler Parsons, Jaren Jackson Jr. Once upon a time, a Grit 'N Grind four of Conley, Gasol, Tony Allen, and Zach Randolph probably could have run away with this. Instead, we're hoping Parsons is healthy enough to spread the floor, and that Jackson Jr. is as impressive as he was in Summer League. Miami Heat - Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, James Johnson, Josh Richardson There are plenty of ways to go with the Heat. Kelly Olynyk was a great addition last offseason. Hassan Whiteside, despite his clashes with the coaching staff, could still submit a dominant performance. A healthy Dion Waiters is a very 3x3-esque player. Oh, and if the Heat bring back Dwyane Wade, he's got to be a shoo-in. All of that said, I like this mix of players, but you can certainly change my mind. Milwaukee Bucks - Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Thon Maker The Greek Freak is the centerpiece of any squad you form out of the Bucks. With the way the court is shrunk, you can be sure Antetokounmpo will be everywhere, on both offense and defense. The challenge is finding guys to complement him. Middleton is the obvious pick, while Bledsoe versus Malcolm Brogdon is a bit of a toss-up. To round out the team, I can't help but give the nod to Maker, you know, just in case we need someone to unleash a Mortal Kombat-esque flying kick. Minnesota Timberwolves - Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague Coach Thibodeau wouldn't reallllly consider a Butler-Taj Gibson-Derrick Rose trio right? *pause* Let's move on. New Orleans Pelicans - Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle This is as jumbo a line-up as you can get here, with Holiday being the only real guard, and that's what makes this Pelicans team so intriguing. New York Knicks - Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr. The Knicks go young with Zinger, Frank and the rookie Knox. The only real question is the fourth player. You could make the case for Enes Kanter, or even the resurgent Trey Burke, but my pick here is for THJ for more perimeter scoring. Oklahoma City Thunder - Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Steven Adams, Andre Roberson When this four-some were on the court last season, the Thunder slapped opposing teams into straitjackets and tossed them away into some dark cell. If Roberson's healthy again, this group will probably do the same in 3X. Orlando Magic - Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Mohamed Bamba It's all about the wingspan for the Magic. Philadelphia 76ers - Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, Dario Saric We're going to trust the process here, and roll out the 76ers' core group. Sure you might want JJ Redick to address the lack of a true knockdown shooter, or roll the dice on the possibility of Markelle Fultz looking like a number one overall pick, but it's hard to argue with the skillset of this four. Phoenix Suns - DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, Trevor Ariza The first three in the desert are all young and unpolished to varying degrees. That's why we're rounding out Phoenix's squad with veteran Trevor Ariza, in order to show this group how to notch W's. Portland Trail Blazers - Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins Obviously you go with the Dame-CJ one-two punch. Nurkic, after signing his extension, is a lock too. The question comes with the fourth chair. Evan Turner? Seth Curry? Mo Harkless? Ultimately, my pick is second-year player Zach Collins, as the team could use his hustle, and a guy who doesn't really need a whole lot of touches. Sacramento Kings - De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III We're going young again here, and it's hard to argue with this Kings quartet. However, don't sleep on Harry Giles, who red-shirted what would have been his rookie season last year. He is primed to break out, based on his Summer League performance. San Antonio Spurs - LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Dejounte Murray The Spurs throw out a veteran squad, with the exception of the long-armed, defensively-stout Murray. Patty Mills might be a better option if you're worried about the team's lack of shooting, and you could certainly debate slotting in Pau Gasol for Rudy Gay as well. Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby In the regular season, the Raptors thrived thanks to a deep bench, but that's not an option in 3X. Instead, we'll make defense their calling card, as highlighted by new get Kawhi Leonard. Pairing "The Klaw" with Siakam and Anunoby turns any game into a defensive slugfest, and of course, Lowry is there to run the show. Utah Jazz - Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Ricky Rubio You could very well make the argument that this is the second-best squad in this field. Washington Wizards - John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Dwight Howard Guys, when even John Oliver is making fun of Dwight Howard, you know we've all gone too far. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear. The Kerala state government and India's military have issued rare warnings about viral social media messages as they confront the aftermath of floods which have killed some 420 people. The deluge of false news, videos and claims also comes as the Indian government steps up pressure on Facebook, WhatsApp and other platforms to act against fake news, blamed for inciting more than 20 lynchings in the past two months. Some postings have been relatively harmless. Portuguese footbal...Keep on reading: Fake news adds to India’s flood torment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya. Set up by a 39-year-old industrial chemist named Newton Owino, Alisom Products separates fish skins from the rest of the waste, then tans them to make a kind of leather used to manufacture handbags, wallets, shoes, hats and jackets. Kisumu, on Lake Victoria, is a piscatorial place, a city where grilled tilapia and Nile perch are a ubiquitous delicacy, and from where cleaned fillets are exported around the region and the world. But Owino saw opportunity in the leftovers. An estimated 150,000 tons of fish waste ...Keep on reading: Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Ogie turns serious on Regine’s plea to Du30, the Gilas meme and going indie

We seldom see singer-actor Ogie Alcasid seem so serious and no-nonsense, but it's only natural for him to rush to protect his family when the going gets tough. In a rare moment of earnestness, he shares his thoughts on wife Regine Velasquez's plea to President Duterte to stop dragging God's name in scathing speeches. Ogie told the Inquirer: "I will always defend my wife and her beliefs [on] the love of God." On a lighter note, he and ex-wife, former Miss Australia Michelle van Eimeren, became a Facebook meme, as a result of the basketball brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and the Australia Boomers. The viral photo was captioned, thus: "Hindi kami kasali diyan!" (We are not in...Keep on reading: Ogie turns serious on Regine’s plea to Du30, the Gilas meme and going indie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Why do we believe that butterflies are the souls of dead relatives?

Filipino culture has many superstitious beliefs or “pamahiin” and among the most enduring of these is the belief that a butterfly is a sign of a dead relative making their presence felt. Twitter user Patricia Teves shared a viral meme that was previously posted on Facebook with an accompanying caption “Very Filipino.” It featured a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List

We're guilty of following Baby O's account ever since her parents Andi Manzano and GP Reyes started posting about her. We find her so adorable that we would attend her birthday partiesbecause it's always tons of fun. From viral photos to going global because Ellen DeGeneres discovered her cute shoe-related meme, now Olivia was featured in a recent Buzzfeed article on insanely cute babies you should follow on Instagram. And we couldn't help but agree. They showed a picture from her trip to Paris with the famous Louvre as her backdrop, acing her layers and cute outfit. You're adorable, Olivia and the world knows it. And since we're big baby fans here at Preen, we couldn't ...Keep on reading: Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Davao Region, not city, is 2nd fastest growing economy in PH

Claim: The Daily Viral Hub blog claims Davao City is the second fastest growing economy in the Philippines in their undated post. The post’s sole content is a YouTube video, uploaded by DU30 News, of a media briefing by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in Davao City ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Low supply of bangus, tilapia in Obando market after fish kill

After 11 barangays in Obando, Bulacan were hit by fish kill, only a few fresh tilapia and bangus were available at the local fish wholesale market on Tuesday, according to a report on Unang Balita by Victoria Tulad. Source link link: Low supply of bangus, tilapia in Obando market after fish kill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

In ‘biologically dead’ Pasig river, life is finding a way

  Once considered a bucolic jewel snaking through some of the busiest areas of Manila, Pasig River has long been thought of as dead---a waterway that only accrued sludge and filth.   Don't be surprised if the 25-kilometer river is again brimming with life.   Environmental advocates and students picking up garbage along the banks of Pasig River on Saturday were amazed to find activity above and beneath the fetid waters: the hardy janitor fish and tilapia, migratory birds and hyacinths.   "We were surprised the river wasn't foul-smelling," says Joshua Wano, a junior tourism major from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. "The water also seemed...Keep on reading: In ‘biologically dead’ Pasig river, life is finding a way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

‘You’re road’ meme at the center of debate on regional accents, Filipino migration

There's a wider discussion on a viral meme that pokes fun of a mispronounced phrase......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Electrolux Christmas Paella

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chorizo sausages 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste 1 kilo skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 cups uncooked white rice1 bay leaf1/2 bunch….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Fresh catch

A fisherman pours water on newly caught tilapia from Lake Mainit in Surigao del Norte on Sunday afternoon, November 26, 2017. He sells it at 100 per kilogram along the National Highway in Alegria town in Surigao del Norte. He said tilapia population has again increased after a fish kill that happened two years ago […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

30 hectares of illegal tilapia fish pens dismantled in Lake Sebu

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – At least 30 hectares of illegal tilapia fish pens in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato have been cleared in line with efforts to conserve the lake and to prevent fish kills there, an official said. Zaldy Artacho, Lake Sebu municipal agriculture officer, said they conducted the clearing operations [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2017

FAO warns of lethal virus spreading among tilapia fish

FAO warns of lethal virus spreading among tilapia fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

FAO warns of lethal virus spreading among tilapia fish

FAO warns of lethal virus spreading among tilapia fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

It takes a woman to do a man’s job: The MBA-WIDA story

The MBA-WIDA organization has a one (1) hectare communal farm planted to high yielding vegetable varieties, in addition to a less than a hectare tilapia fish pond. It is also engaged in rice production......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

6 tons of tilapia lost to fish kill in South Cotabato - Philippine Star

6 tons of tilapia lost to fish kill in South Cotabato - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

6 tons of tilapia lost to fish kill in South Cotabato

SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines - Entrepreneurs lost some six tons more of tilapias in another massive fish kill Thursday in an upland lake in Lake Sebu town in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

State of calamity declared in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) &'8212; Officials of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have placed the entire area under a state of calamity due to a recent massive fish kill that destroyed around P126 million worth of tilapia. Roberto Bagong, action officer of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2017

South Cotabato wants moratorium on fish cage ops in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) &'8212; The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for a one-year moratorium on fish cage operations at the critical Lake Sebu following the massive fish kill that destroyed around P124.5 million worth of tilapia. Siegfred Flaviano, Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) chief, said Monday the move is in line [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2017