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Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend said she handled ammo

LAS VEGAS --- The girlfriend of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history told authorities they would probably find her fingerprints on bullets because she sometimes helped him load ammunition magazines. An FBI agent tells a judge in warrant documents made public Friday that Marilou Danley wasn't arrested when she returned to the U.S. from the Philippines days after the Oct. 1 shooting, and that she was cooperating with investigators. Her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, shot himself dead after firing from a Las Vegas Strip casino into a concert crowd, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. The agent says in the Oct. 3 document that there was no evidence ...Keep on reading: Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend said she handled ammo.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Immigration: Marilou Danley left Philippines on Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday said that Marilou Danley, the alleged companion of the Las Vegas shooter left the country on Tue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2017

U.S. mourns Vegas massacre victims as shooter motive sought

U.S. mourns Vegas massacre victims as shooter motive sought.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2017

Immigration confirms Fil-Aussie companion of Vegas shooter was in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Tuesday has confirmed that alleged half-Filipino Marilou Danley, initially a person of interest in the Las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Vegas shooter's 'companion' ID'd as Fil-Australian who moved to U.S.

Vegas shooter's 'companion' ID'd as Fil-Australian who moved to U.S......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Vegas shooter s companion a Filipino-Australian granny

SYDNEY, Australia — Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's "regular companion" was an Australian woman who moved to the United States 20 years ago to work on the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Vegas shooter s companion a Filipino-Australian granny

SYDNEY, Australia — Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's "regular companion" was an Australian woman who moved to the United States 20 years ago to work on the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Weapons cache found at Las Vegas mass shooter's house

Weapons cache found at Las Vegas mass shooter's house.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

No evidence Las Vegas shooter tied to militant group — US officials

No evidence Las Vegas shooter tied to militant group — US officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Canelo Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

LAS VEGAS, United States – Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled. At a hearing in Las Vegas, the commission unanimously approved a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

What do we expect from Kobe Paras in 2018 Filoil joust?

Now that he's back, everyone is curious to see how Kobe Paras plays on the floor. People don't have to wait long though as the high-flying combo guard is set to lead Gilas Pilipinas' campaign in the upcoming 2018 Filoil Flying V Premier Preseason Cup. The national team's opening assignment is already this Saturday against UAAP champion Ateneo de Manila University. According to coach Jong Uichico, who handled Paras in the 2017 SEA Games where Gilas won gold, Kobe is more than ready to go in 2018. "We know naman that he's gifted di ba? He can jump, he can shoot, he can put the ball on the floor," he said.  "He's still young pa naman so for sure that his maturity will come in time. But yung sipag niya, yung aggressiveness nandiyan. And that's one part of it already," Uichico added. And while Kobe is one of the tallest members of the cadet crew at 6'6", don't expect him to man the paint all that much in the Filoil joust. Winning the preseason tournament is not the main priority, it's adding to the team's experience that can be used in international tournaments. That means Kobe should play as if he's playing China, or Iran, or South Korea. "He can play any position but syempre we're looking at him not only for a local tournament eh. We're looking at international tournaments, kung saan siya makaka-fit, which is really the 2 or the 3 spot," Uichico said of Kobe. "Yes he might be good at the 4 spot but come international time he'll be too small at the 4 spot. We're really trying to look at him at the 2 or the 3 para sa international he'll be of use for the team," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 16 min. ago

High hopes for CSJP

COLLEGE of Saint John Paul, the back-to-back champion in the Rizal Technological Vocational Schools Association (RTVSA), is moving up. To be handled by former University of Manila standout Amante “Kiko” Flores, the CSJP Mighty Lions will bring their acts to the coming 2018 MBL Open basketball championship starting next week….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News19 hr. 16 min. ago

Solenn reveals bromance between her hubby and Matteo

SOLENN Heussaff shows her flair for comedy as the weird character named George in “The One that Got Away”. “Ako 'yung very first girlfriend ni Dennis Trillo as Liam,” she says. “Balikbayan ako from France who returns to Manila dahil, just like sina Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos and Max Collins,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Cebu’s small museum ‘with a character’

CEBU CITY --- For three days, British tourist Jeff Reed was frolicking on a beach in Cebu with his girlfriend until he decided to check out the "small museum with a character" that his father had told him about four months ago.   Reed booked a cab through a ride-hailing app and went to Casa Gorordo Museum on Eduardo Aboitiz Street in Parian, an old district where wealthy families used to live. He was not disappointed.   "Before coming here, I only know of Cebu as the place of pristine beaches. This is a different side to Cebu and I am learning a lot about this heritage area," he said.   Casa Gorordo reopened to the public in November 2016, two years a...Keep on reading: Cebu’s small museum ‘with a character’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Asia Tech vying in MBL

NEWLY-crowned LACUAA champion Asia Tech College hopes to continue its success as it teams up anew with Wang's Ballclub for the 2018 MBL Open basketball championship starting April 20 at the CCP gym in Sta. Mesa, Manila. To be known as Wang's Ballclub-Asia Tech, the Laguna-based team will be handled….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

BLOGTABLE: Playoffs first-timer you re most eager to see?

NBA.com blogtable Which first-time playoff performer are you most eager to see? * * * David Aldridge: Why, Mr. Process, of course! How can you not be geeked to find out what Joel Embiid will do on the big stage? There's so much that he (and Ben Simmons) have to learn about playoff basketball, and there will no doubt be stumbles and fumbles along the way. But Embiid has Finals MVP talent; he's capable of dominating games at both ends of the floor and handling the media crush that comes in the postseason with charm and aplomb. He is, as Erik Spoelstra likes to say, built for this. Steve Aschburner: Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, if only because there’s some justice for the feisty point guard in reaching the postseason a few days ahead of the team that discarded him (assuming Minnesota gets there Wednesday night). Rubio has improved as a shooter for the third consecutive year and has had a solid season overall for Utah, a team that potential Western Conference foes are smart to dread. The difference in Rubio’s production from Jeff Teague, the point guard who replaced him in Minnesota (at a considerable bump in pay), was slight, with Teague more stylistically suited to Tom Thibodeau’s Wolves but Rubio the better defender. Based on seeding, Rubio’s season is likely to last longer, too. Shaun Powell: Joel Embiid is the choice, if only because of everything he has gone through, injury-wise -- and continues to go through, given his eye socket injury. He's made for the spectacle because of his massive talent and robust personality, which should play favorably on the big stage. The NBA playoffs are better off with the league's young stars still around to get some shine, and the spotlight will love Embiid. And vice versa. John Schuhmann: Ben Simmons. I not only want to see how he performs, but also how opponents defend him. Will he be able to play with the pace that he wants to when defenses are more focused on getting back in transition? How will his inability to shoot from distance affect the defense when he doesn't have the ball? The Sixers have improved offensively as the season has gone on and they keep the ball and bodies moving, so it will be interesting to see what opposing defenses try to take away from them. Sekou Smith: The more I see from Ben Simmons, the more intrigued I am by his game. What will his limitations as a perimeter shooter mean for the walking triple-double? How will he adjust in a playoff atmosphere to defenses designed (and daring him) to beat them with outside shots? Is he capable of adjusting and remaining just as effective with the added pressure of the postseason? I apologize for answering a question with a couple questions of my own, but it's strange for there to be this must intrigue about a player we've studied so intently all season. That said, Simmons and Joel Embiid together make the Sixers a must-watch for as long as their maiden playoff voyage lasts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

BlizzCon 2018 set for November

The official fan expo doubles as a venue for various world championship finals, and Nov. 2 to 3's BlizzCon 2018 will be preceded by an opening week's worth of tournament events. BlizzCon 2018 will run Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, with $199 (about P10,300) tickets going on sale in two batches during the month of May. The event is part celebration of Blizzard's hit games and part eSports championship finals, with representation from MMO "World of Warcraft", digital card game "Hearthstone", team-based hero shooter "Overwatch", MOBA "Heroes of the Storm" and intense real-time strategy "StarCraft II". Fans also arrive to witness the unveiling of new features, expansions a...Keep on reading: BlizzCon 2018 set for November.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Are the Sixers too young for playoff success?

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The learning curve of the Philadelphia 76ers has taken on a new, more direct and simpler geometric shape. It’s now a straight line, pulled and yanked that way by an impatient team determined to take the expressway from now on. And so this is where The Process has led them, to the NBA playoffs, a place exclusively reserved for Big Boy Basketball, where we get to see if the Sixers will skip another floor in their rapid developmental rise or if youth is about to get served a lesson. Hey, if nothing else, it beats wiping away the stench of losing, which is what coach Brett Brown was doing this time the last few years before this club finally grew up and as we now see, blew up. "This year we exceeded 50 wins and when you do that, you get into NBA elite territory which is something different for us,” he said. “But what’s interesting is we want more. We have more room to grow and we want to do that now.” Yes, the Sixers, finally sprung free of the dark ages, have crashed the annual spring show and are doing so rather emphatically in addition to surprisingly. Surely you saw this coming this quickly, no? On Christmas Eve they were 14-18. Their sensational big man, Joel Embiid, was getting the kid glove treatment, rarely playing extended minutes or consecutive games because of his brittle injury history. Their top draft pick, Markelle Fultz, was out with a bad shoulder and a broken jumper. Obviously, they’d just emerged from their four years of Tankapalooza with the trepidation of a chick stumbling from the nest. And quite simply, four months ago they just weren’t good enough to be lumped with the lead pack. Yet. But since then, what the hell just happened? “This group has come together from a toughness standpoint, a spirit standpoint,” Brown said. To say the least. The Sixers are 50-game winners, with a strong Kia Rookie of the Year candidate in Ben Simmons and a top-10 talent in Embiid, whose orbital injury that cost him the final eight regular season games should be healed for the playoffs at some point. Everything has fallen into place to make Philly a basketball destination once again, and these Sixers find themselves in a unique situation heading into the weekend. That’s because the playoff landscape in the East is favorable for someone like Philly to pull a surprise or two. Can they last a round? Of course; they’ll be a favorite initially. How about reaching the Eastern Conference finals? That’s trickier, and it’ll come down to matchups, but stranger things have happened. And, the NBA Finals? Well. Consider that there’s no true beast taking up space in the East and sending shivers everywhere. All of the contenders are showing a scratch or two: Toronto brings a blah playoff history; some of LeBron James’ supporting cast in Cleveland is untested; the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving, not to mention Gordon Hayward. The Sixers are the wild card in the playoff picture. Their wart is their inexperience in these matters. And so: Are they too young to be taken seriously? “I understand why people might think that, but I think we’ll be fine,” said JJ Redick, the resident senior citizen at age 33. “I don’t expect any of us to play differently than we have lately. These young guys are all gamers.” The Sixers are uniquely built; their twin core of Simmons and Embiid has played a combined three NBA seasons. Redick is the only starter with playoff experience and is also the only player in the rotation who ever played a major role in the playoffs. The Sixers are cubs compared to most of the East, even those teams below them. Essentially, the veterans on the Sixers orbit around the youngsters, instead of vice versa. Brown regularly takes the temperature of his players and has yet to pause at the results he’s seeing. For the most part, this has worked out better than he and they expected. “At this stage you figure how you deliver a team to the playoffs, how do you arrive at the playoffs,” Brown said. “Well, you can check three boxes: Their health, their spirit and their form. And finally: Are they playing good basketball? They’re all very interconnected, they’re all closely intertwined. Those things rule my day when I watch film and see how hard and long we’re going to go in practice. These guys have embraced and improved in those areas. Our defense has been excellent and we’re regularly getting 30 assists as a team, another example of a team enjoying each other’s company.” This makes for an interesting postseason baptism. There’s hope in Philly that Simmons and Embiid and Robert Covington and Dario Saric won’t know the difference between March basketball and May basketball. “We’ll just come and play the same way we’ve been doing,” Simmons said. The other advantage for Philly is Simmons appears well beyond his years. His expression is stoic, no matter the game circumstances, and his poise has yet to shatter memorably and cost the Sixers when it counts. He’s giving 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists a night and had at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in 58 games, second only to Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. He is the first rookie in NBA history to average eight assists on a 50-win team. It remains to be seen how a 56-percent free throw shooter will respond if he’s put in that situation with the game on the line. Otherwise, his court direction and ability to reach the rim should not suffer from springtime stage fright. “Ben sits behind a glass wall and watches everyone else on the other side,” Redick said. “There’s nothing that affects him. He plays with the same demeanor and purpose no matter what’s going on around him. He brings a calm presence, and the maturity he plays with is beyond his years. Impressive.” Brown said: “He’s the stone cold Rookie of the Year and to me it’s not even close.” Philly’s best player is Embiid, though, and he’ll play with a mask once he does return, perhaps sometime in the first round. If he doesn’t suffer any lasting effects from the facial injury (vision, lack of balance), he’ll be the premier big man on the floor in the East. This allows the Sixers to exploit their low-post advantage over the Celtics, Raptors and Cavs should Philly meet any of those contenders along the way. The Sixers are also working with a pair of bonuses in Fultz and Ersan Ilyasova, two players they didn’t anticipate being in the playoff mix just a few months ago. Fultz is finally free of his shoulder woes and his shooting is starting to come around, to the point where Brown says he’ll find a role for Fultz in the rotation. Basically, the Sixers feel safe enough to put him on the floor, something that would’ve been a reach before he was activated, when he showed a nasty mechanical hitch in a jumper that somehow went south on him. “We don’t feel we’re going to be caught off guard with him,” Brown said. Ilyasova was gift-wrapped to Philly by the Hawks at midseason and has since been a solid source of scoring (17 points in a two-point win over Cleveland last week) and deepened the Sixers’ bench, allowing Brown to use a variety of different lineups and strategies. In all, the manner in which the season has come together is paying off at the right time for Philly. “We didn’t have this level of maturity in November and December,” Redick said. “If you look at some of our losses early in the season I felt they were immature losses. We’re more focused, more together, developed a mental toughness. Sometimes in life and in this league you have to go through things and experience things to grasp how to do them. There’s no better learning tool than the actual experience. So blowing a lead or coming back from a large halftime deficit, you have to do those things to understand that you can do it. Having those lessons early in the season has prepared us to have a great run since Christmas; we have the second best record in the league since then. This is better than what I expected or even hoped for. It’s been a long sustained growth period.” What does it all mean? Well, even though they’re entering the playoffs with the force of a hurricane, this isn’t the NCAA tournament. This is best-of-seven basketball, which means a team must prove itself worthy of moving on, instead of hoping to get lucky or hot. In the case of Philly and others in the East, that means beating LeBron four times in a series, and that hasn’t happened since 2010. You could also make the case the Sixers are playing with house money at this point, no matter what happens; after enduring The Process and painful progress, this is a blessing, a reward. The Sixers aren’t seeing it that way, though, not after growing up in a hurry. They want to seize the opportunity now, and any playoff success will largely depend on how they handle this as first-timers. Your guess is as good as Brown’s. “You really don’t know what to expect,” Brown said. “There’s no body of work. I will give our guys the benefit of the doubt. The poise they have shown in the regular season, the poise they’ve shown in big games and key moments, gives me tremendous confidence that we will handle this stage with a greater level of poise than what I might have guessed in October, or what I might have guessed not so long ago if you asked me questions about how will rookies and young guys handle this very different part of the season.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

South African court dismisses Pistorius appeal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the man who was once one of the world's most celebrated athletes. "There is nothing they can do," said Pierre de Vos, a constitutional law expert at the University of Cape Town. Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled Pistorius' six-year sentence for the murder of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, who he shot four times through a locked bathroom door in his home on Valentine's Day in 2013. The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, and the court called the initial six-year sentence "shockingly lenient." The double-amputee runner, who is 31, claims he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. Pistorius was originally convicted of manslaughter, but that was overturned and replaced with a murder conviction by the Supreme Court. He has also tried and failed to appeal his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court. "Oscar Pistorius has exhausted his legal avenues in terms of the criminal process," said Luvuyo Mfaku, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority. Pistorius must serve at least half of his 13-year sentence before he can be considered for parole......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Kesha officiates same-sex wedding in new video

Kesha has released a video for "I Need a Woman to Love" in which she officiates a real-life same-sex wedding. The track, a reworking of Janis Joplin's "I Need a Man to Love", appears on the new digital six-track album "Universal Love" which re-imagines love songs as same-sex wedding music and also includes contributions from St. Vincent and Bob Dylan. In the video, Kesha is seen heading out on a Vegas road trip, where she'll marry real-life partners who are also seen introducing their stories and relaxing in Las Vegas in the moments leading up to their marriage. "This will be my third same-sex marriage," Kesha says. "I'm just going to assume this goes according to plan." ...Keep on reading: Kesha officiates same-sex wedding in new video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

There’s a new Terrence in town – and he’s part of the future of NU

Terrence Fortea’s star continued to shine in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. Along with Mac Guadana and Forthsky Padrigao, the 5-foot-10 guard served as the outside threat to the inside force of twin towers Kai Sotto and Raven Cortez for Batang Gilas. Behind them, the Philippines is headed to the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup in June. That will be the first time the country will be playing in the World Cup since 2014. This, after Fortea nearly shot Nazareth School of National University to an unlikely championship over Ateneo de Manila High School. It was NU’s feisty guard who strung three incredible plays together late in the do-or-die Game 3 that included a floater, a triple, and an assist that put the Bullpups on top by six inside the last five minutes. Of course, the Blue Eaglets ultimately triumphed, but without a doubt, not before Fortea made them work for it. With another Batang Gilas stint under his belt, the 16-year-old said his intangibles only continued to grow. “Yung disiplina po ang pinakanatutunan ko. Tapos kung pano maging team kasi kami, iba’t-ibang school e so kailangang matuto pano makikitungo sa mga ‘di mo kilala,” he shared. Fortea plans to bring that mental growth, coupled with continued skills development, back to the Bullpups where he will now be one of the main men alongside fellow stalwart Rhayyan Amsali and newcomers Gerry Abadiano and Carl Tamayo. “Mas magiging agredibo po ako. Ngayong year kasi, na-short kami,” he said. He then continued, “Kaya gagamitin ko lang na learning experience yun.” After all, he has grown from a streaky shooter who got inconsistent minutes to a reliable scorer who gets regular time to showcase his skills. “Sana po, tuloy-tuloy na. Pero kahit hindi po, dati pa man din, ginagawa ko naman na challenge yung ganun para umangat pa,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018