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Dela Rosa on Tulfo criticism: At least a clown makes people laugh

Dela Rosa on Tulfo criticism: At least a clown makes people laugh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Dela Rosa on Tulfo criticism: At least a clown makes people laugh - Rappler

Dela Rosa on Tulfo criticism: At least a clown makes people laugh - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

'5-6' lending? Symptom of a larger problem

'5-6' lending? Symptom of a larger problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Federer: Tennis taking proactive approach to address fixing

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At last year's Australian Open, the players were caught by surprise when a report was published on the eve of the season-opening Grand Slam alleging widespread match-fixing in the sport. Every news conference felt like an ambush, a peppering of pointed questions about corruption. This year, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and other stars of the game seem better prepared. They've got their talking points ready — and they can even have a sense of humor about the subject. 'I thought we were going to finish on a good one,' Federer quipped when a match-fixing question was asked at the very end of his pre-tournament news conference on Saturday. Then he smiled. It most likely won't be the last he'll ever be asked, either. Last season's tournament began beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and BuzzFeed alleged that tennis authorities had overlooked suspected cases of match-fixing involving some top players, none of whom were named. Federer, in response, called the situation 'super serious' and argued that anyone who engages in match-fixing should be identified publicly. In the past year, this is what tennis authorities have tried to do. Nine players and officials were sanctioned by the Tennis Integrity Unit in 2016 — the most in a single year since the body was created in 2008. In the first two weeks of this year, six more were added to the list. All of them were lower-ranked players who played primarily on the lower-tier Challenger and Futures tours, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing because of the smaller purses and lack of scrutiny compared with larger ATP and WTA events. Federer said this is where tennis officials need to be focusing their efforts. 'Clearly we have no space for that kind of behavior in our sport,' he said, adding that efforts to combat corruption have had positive spinoffs. 'The good thing is that it's really only zero-point-something percent of players that actually have done something over the course of so many matches and so many players. I think we've done actually OK.' To be exact, the TIU said that only 292 matches generated suspicious betting alerts out of more than 114,000 played last year, or about 0.2 percent. Betting alerts, on their own, are also not conclusive proof that a match has been fixed. Federer also applauded the TIU's decision to name an independent review panel to examine its operations and recommend changes. The report is due later this year. 'That's going to change the sport for the better,' he said. Djokovic also said the problem seems to be confined to the lower-tier tours, taking a subtle shot at the media for making 'a great deal about it' when a case arises. But he, too, stressed that progress has been made and he believes the sport is cleaner than it was 12 months ago. 'Ideally, we don't want to see any kind of match-fixing occurrences,' he said. 'But, unfortunately, they do occur from time to time. 'We haven't experienced too many. Generally looking I think ATP and all the authorities are doing a good job in kind of tracking down those kind of potential match-fixing matches.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

‘5-6’ lending? Symptom of a larger problem

‘5-6’ lending? Symptom of a larger problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

The World: Xi to lead delegation of China's wealthiest executives to Davos

BEIJING/HONG KONG -- President Xi Jinping will become the first Chinese head of state to address the World Economic Forum, leading an entourage of business executives to Switzerland next week as the country seeks a larger role in shaping the global economic order......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Ronny Chieng: Comedy is a serious business

‘I don’t laugh at my own jokes’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Djokovic beats Murray to successfully defend Qatar title

SANDRA HARWITT, Associated Press br /> DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Qatar Open title by beating top-seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. The dramatic match showcased the best of men's tennis for 2 hours, 54 minutes. Djokovic needed four match points - three in the second set and one in the third - to prevail. He was also fortunate not to be defaulted for accidentally hitting a woman in the stands with a ball hit in anger. 'Best scenario I could ask for for beginning of the season,' Djokovic said. 'Playing all five matches in this tournament and then three hours against No. 1 of the world, (my) biggest rival, and winning in a thrilling marathon match is something that definitely can serve as a positive incentive for what's coming up in Australia. 'It's only the beginning of the season, so we had a little laugh at the net actually about it. We both felt like if every match we're going to play against each other is going to be this way this season, we're going to have a fun time.' Murray's loss ended his 28-match winning streak that dated to Sept. 18. Djokovic had three match points in the 10th game of the second set, but couldn't prevent Murray from making it 5-5 and eventually winning the second set. Murray finally capitalized on his fourth break point - second in that 10th game - with an inside out forehand winner. Despite going up 0-30, Murray wasn't able to come up with the same magic when Djokovic served for the match a second time at 5-4 in the third set. Murray also failed to take advantage of a break point in the sixth game of the set. 'Physically, it was a good test to start the year,' Murray said. 'My body feels all right just now, so that's positive. 'Still think there are things I can do better. I wasn't that clinical on break points this week, which maybe that comes with playing a few more matches.' Djokovic's frustration got the better of him twice, which caused umpire Carlos Bernardes to hand the Serb two warnings, including the loss of a point on the second warning. The second warning resulted when Djokovic smashed his racket in frustration at 40-30 to end the 11th game of the second set prematurely. The first warning came in the sixth game of the first set. Annoyed at losing a point, Djokovic angrily smacked a ball to the ground that accidentally flew into the stands and hit a woman. While that could have resulted in a default, Bernardes just issued Djokovic a warning. 'I definitely didn't want to hit the ball at anybody,' Djokovic said. 'Just happened. Fortunate not to get a bigger fine. I have to be more careful I guess. I accept that I made a mistake. It was not intentional at all.' The top-ranked Murray has lost all 20 matches he's played against Djokovic when he's lost the first set. Overall, Djokovic held a 25-11 career record over Murray. 'Playing against Andy, somehow it feels like playing the mirror image of (me) because we have very similar styles of game,' Djokovic said. 'I can't recall out of the 35-plus matches how many were kind of one-sided really. Most of the matches we play it's always going down to the very last few points to decide the winner.' Murray won their last encounter 6-3, 6-4 in the ATP Finals in November. That victory catapulted Murray ahead of Djokovic to the year-end No. 1 ranking for the first time. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

ULOL, Matsunaga Canada-US tour mula Mar-Apr 2017

MATUTUWA ang mga Pinoy abroad lalo sa Canada at Estados Unidos (ES) dahil dadayuhin sila ng ULOL at ni Daniel Matsunaga para ihandog ang isang hindi makalilimutang comedy show. Ultimate Laugh Out Loud ang ibig sabihin ng ULOL na kinatatampukan ng mga patok na comedy bar performers dito sa ating bansa. Matapos ang Europe Comedy ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

Star Wars princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK — No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Ellen Adarna still refuses to label relationship with Baste

Actress Ellen Adarna has refused to label her relationship with presidential son Sebastian "Baste" Duterte" but said that he makes her laugh......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal Statue to be Unveiled At STAPLES Center

A bronze statue of legendary Los Angeles Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal will be unveiled in Star Plaza at STAPLES Center prior to the Lakers game on March 24, 2017. As a tribute to the larger-than-.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

LAUGH LINES

LAUGH LINES.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Gibson still larger than life

Film review: Blood Father.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2016

Pinoy actor-comedian malakas ang laban sa Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person In The World

Pinoy actor-comedian malakas ang laban sa Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person In The World.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

PEACETALK: Look at the larger picture, not just the tree but the whole forest

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 28 November) &'8212; The peace process has established mechanisms. If there are problems that involve people on both sides, GPH (Philippine Government) and MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front), these problems have to be resolved t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

LATE BLOOMS: Beyond The Burial

So, the deed is done: a burial controversial, surreptitious, conspiratorial (verging on illegal?) for a deposed ruler branded dictatorial. While those who to him remain loyal smile broad and laugh triumphant, others like me grieve and are indignant. I gri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Young protesters rage and laugh at Marcoses - Inquirer.net

Young protesters rage and laugh at Marcoses - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 26th, 2016

Mariah Carey launches TV show amid relationship rumors

Mariah Carey’s new reality show sees the larger-than-life singer trying on wedding dresses and wrestling with a decision to postpone her marriage to Australian businessman James Packer......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016