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Loving partnership behind ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Let It Go’

  LOS ANGELES---"I love Kristen more and more every day. She is my best friend. To get to spend as much time together, which is pretty much every day, I am the luckiest guy in the world," Fil-Am Robert "Bobby" Lopez gushed about his personal and professional collaboration with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, which has produced songs like "Remember Me" and "Let It Go." "I can't top that," Kristen quipped about her husband's outburst of affection. Married since 2003, Bobby and Kristen composed the songs for the Pixar films "Coco" and "Frozen," the stage musical "Up Here" and the Walt Disney World production of "Finding Nemo---The Musical." Their "Let It Go" (from "Froze...Keep on reading: Loving partnership behind ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Let It Go’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. Clippers Foundation. The team, along with owner Steve Ballmer and star Blake Griffin, announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that over the next two years LAUSD students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided free exams and glasses. Of the district’s over 600,000 students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses, but don’t have them in part because their families are low income and have difficulty finding affordable vision care. “I truly believe in this program,” Griffin said. “If you get behind in first grade, then you’re behind every grade from then on.” Griffin says he was inspired to join the team’s efforts because his older brother Taylor struggled with poor vision as a child. Taylor Griffin accompanied his brother to Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary in south Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I was always so jealous that he got to wear glasses and I didn’t. I wanted to do everything he did,” Griffin said. “I remember thinking about like the next time I go to the eye doctor I might just fudge this test a little bit so I could get some glasses, but I never did.” Blake Griffin put glasses on a succession of students who lined up to meet him. “The kids were very, very excited,” he said. “It’s also really cool because they get to pick out their glasses, they get to pick out the color, it makes it like personal for them. When you get to do something like that and not just wear a generic pair of glasses, I think they really take pride in it.” The eye exams are underway at all LAUSD schools. The program includes student visits to Clippers games and future school visits by Ballmer, Griffin and other Clippers. Three years ago, the Clippers worked with non-profit Vision To Learn to bring vision services to 12,000 students in Inglewood. Last year, the team helped 80,000 students in Long Beach, and now the program is expanding all over Los Angeles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Framework to boost PPP climate in NegOcc

THE Provincial Board (PB) of Negros Occidental Wednesday approved an ordinance adopting a legal framework to boost the public-private partnership (PPP) climate in the province. Philippine Co.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News2 hr. 58 min. ago

Food Security & Nutrition: FAO, legislators launch pilot parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition in the Philippines

MANILA—The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is further strengthening its partnership with the Government of the Philippines to ensure food security and nutrition in the country with the launch today of the FAO Legislative Advisory Group-Philippines (FLAG-PH)......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News4 hr. 24 min. ago

Facilitating Philippine trade

Aside from the fact that global trade is picking up — despite the ever constant threat of protectionist revivals, mostly blamed (wrongly) on Trump — there is a clear dearth of substantial good news as far as the World Trade Organization is concerned. One sees that in peoples focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and […] The post Facilitating Philippine trade appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 24 min. ago

MPIC targets to acquire at least 2 more logistics companies

INFRASTRUCTURE conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is strengthening its logistics business with plans to acquire two to three logistics firms in the coming years. “Two or three siguro (maybe), around the burner. (This year), most likely one siguro (maybe),” MPIC Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters after the press launch for PayMaya Philippines’ partnership […] The post MPIC targets to acquire at least 2 more logistics companies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 24 min. ago

Presidential Awards nominations for Filipinos overseas now being accepted

  SAN FRANCISCO -- The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is now accepting nominations from Filipino communities in its jurisdiction for this year's Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The Presidential Awards are being organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world to recognize the exemplary achievements and significant role of overseas Filipinos in national development. The Presidential Awards highlight the time-honored Filipino values of PAKIPAGKAPWA, PAGTUTULUNGAN and PAGKAKAISA. The four (4) award categories are: Lingk...Keep on reading: Presidential Awards nominations for Filipinos overseas now being accepted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Filipino regional cuisines come to prestigious James Beard House in NY

SAN FRANCISO --- World renowned culinary institution James Beard Foundation House will host an exciting gastronomic feast called "Regional Filipino Celebration" on January 25 at Greenwich Village in New York City. San Francisco-based (www.instagram.com/jbkollaborations) in partnership with Filipino Food Movement (filipinofoodmovement.org) proudly presents this event which showcases a shared goal to preserve, promote and develop Filipino cuisine. Five chefs, four of whom are of Filipino descent and one "adopted Filipino son" who is Dominican, who have proven their culinary expertise among the different educated palates of Filipinos coast to coast will be featured. Leading the lis...Keep on reading: Filipino regional cuisines come to prestigious James Beard House in NY.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

INHS partners with Aussie school on intercultural understanding

IN 2018, the Iloilo National High School (INHS) was one of the four schools in the Philippines that qualified for the Australia-ASEAN BRIDGE School Partnerships Program. INHS recently established an international school partnership with Dubbo College South Campus in Australia to improve student-learning outcomes. The Australia–ASEAN BRIDGE School Partnerships Program connects Australian teachers, students and […] The post INHS partners with Aussie school on intercultural understanding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

SM Store goes cashless with PayMaya

PLDT, Inc.’s digital financial unit PayMaya Philippines is ramping up its presence in brick-and-mortar retail establishments, unveiling on Wednesday its partnership with The SM Store for cashless payments. Under its partnership with the retail unit of the country’s largest shopping mall operator, PayMaya users can pay for their transactions just by opening the app and […] The post SM Store goes cashless with PayMaya appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Jags ‘threw a tantrum’ when Marrone started making changes

By Mark Long, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s locker room was abuzz late last season. Four guys played table tennis while others crowded around a small table for dominoes. Two 80-inch televisions were tuned to a sports highlight show, and music blared from one corner of the room. Doug Marrone, the team’s offensive line coach at the time, walked through and shook his head. “Can you believe this?” Marrone whispered. The Jaguars were in the middle of a nine-game losing streak that would ultimately cost coach Gus Bradley his job. Marrone had watched from afar for two years, witnessing an atmosphere he felt was too loose, too laid-back and too lenient amid losing. So when Marrone was hired to replace Bradley last January, high on his to-do list was to change the culture in Jacksonville. His success is one reason the Jaguars (12-6) are in the AFC championship game against New England (14-3). The ping pong table was the first to go. Dominoes followed. The locker room stalls were overhauled, too, with Marrone mixing and matching position groups and putting certain players next to veteran leaders and/or NFL role models. “We definitely threw a tantrum,” Pro Bowl defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. “Went in there and talked to him about it. Definitely wasn’t happy. I learned just to be quiet, you know, and go with the flow. He’s been at it longer than I have, and I’m just the football player. He says do this and I go do it. Just learn to follow him, and I’m glad I did.” Marrone saved the most significant changes for the practice fields. Marrone, top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell wanted a much tougher and more physical team. They drafted bruising running back Leonard Fournette and fiery left tackle Cam Robinson to complement a defense that was significantly beefed up in free agency with the addition of All-Pro pass-rusher Calais Campbell, Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye and veteran safety Barry Church. They also designed an offseason program that was more grueling than most players had experienced. Marrone’s message was clear: Go hard or go home. “You remember guys in camp talking about this took a few years off their lives,” Jackson said. “It’s pretty funny just to see us now. I guess he does know what he’s doing.” The Jaguars were in full pads nearly every day during training camp, a tortuous stretch in draining heat and humidity that left rookies and veterans questioning the process and wondering if it would pay off. It was the NFL’s version of boot camp. Break them down, then build them up. It ultimately brought players closer, making them accountable to each other and causing them to care more for each other. Winning was the final piece, and thumping Houston 29-7 in the season opener was all the proof players needed. “It was the toughest training camp I’ve ever been a part of,” said linebacker Paul Posluszny, in his 11th season. “Coach Marrone would talk to us and say, ‘Listen, I have a plan and you have to trust me.’ With that, guys were able to say, ‘OK, we haven’t gotten what we wanted in years past doing things a certain way, so we have to buy in, trust the head man and know that that’ll bring us success when it’s time.’ “It was difficult just because of so many changes from what we were used to. I think the most important thing is we always said, ‘Well, if it helps us win, then it’s all good.’” Jacksonville had lost 63 of 80 games over the previous five seasons — the worst record in the NFL during that span — and had been through two coaching changes. Coughlin’s return was a key part of the team’s revival, and although the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach with the New York Giants gets much of the outside credit for the team’s turnaround, the reality is Marrone was the one pushing all the right buttons. Marrone has been other places where players resisted, prompting personnel moves that would slow progress. That wasn’t the case in Jacksonville, and he credited his players for being open to change. “They gave our staff the opportunity to say, ‘This is what we want to do. This is what we believe in as coaches or as an organization. This is how we want to handle ourselves,’” Marrone said. “We are still working toward that. It is not perfect by any means.” It’s clearly working, though. The Jaguars are in the title game for the third time in franchise history, one victory away from their first Super Bowl appearance. “They say (stuff) rolls downhill,” Jackson said. “Well, the good stuff rolls downhill, too. ... It’s all worth it when you win.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

PH, Dubai explore tourism opportunities

The Philippines and Dubai have explored tourism opportunities of both countries. Philippine Consul General in Dubai Paul Raymund Cortes and Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority Sheik Khalid Al Midfa, discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the Philippines and the Emirate of Sharjah in terms of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

No miracles in sight

Just recently, Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp (PT&T) revealed that it is in an advanced stage of partnership discussions with a South Korean t.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Warriors show off firepower, Cavs show off flaws in Finals rematch

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND -- Tyronn Lue’s bathroom break came early in the fourth quarter. No, not literally. But the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers had used the familiar call of duty to describe the suddenness with which a game against the Golden State Warriors can turn. And sure enough, on Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena, it turned on Lue and his team. “They’re the only team,” Lue told reporters before tipoff, “where you can be looking at the game and it’s a two-point game. You go to the bathroom, come back, they’re up 15.” Lue’s “loo” moment, figuratively anyway, came after David West sank two free throws to put the Warriors up 95-93 with 9:07 to play. There it was – the two-point lead – in what had been 39 minutes of mostly entertaining, back-and-forth, you-loved-them-then-you’ll-love-them-again basketball between the familiar adversaries. Draymond Green extends the @warriors lead to 10 on @NBAonTNT! 4:47 to play in Q4 #DubNation pic.twitter.com/q2Drea9Jxy — NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2018 Exactly three minutes and 23 seconds later, Draymond Green cut to the basket, took a pass from Shaun Livingston and dropped in a layup that made it 105-95. It was the biggest lead of the night to that point. Lue twice had called timeouts during the run in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Now there was only 5:44 left. The Warriors’ margin would grow to 14. And the Cavaliers, to stick with Lue’s imagery, were circling the bowl. That the defending champions can go into hyperdrive against anybody is a reminder, not a revelation. But there were some things revealed, discovered and learned in the second and final regular-season clash of the respective West and East favorites, including: Isaiah Thomas has a way to go. This was our most extended look yet at Cleveland’s new point guard, their Kyrie Irving replacement, in circumstances most like those he’ll face when the meat of the Cavs’ schedule – the postseason – rolls around. Thomas scored 19 points, matching his high from the four previous games he played. He was on the floor for 32 minutes, nearly eight minutes more than his previous high. Both Thomas, who missed the season’s first 11 weeks recovering from a hip injury left over from last spring in Boston, and the Cavaliers know a) he’s not sharp or in great shape yet, and b) neither he nor the team has gotten familiar enough with the other to achieve the best results. Yet Thomas took 21 shots Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), more than LeBron James (18), more than Dwyane Wade (14) and more than double any other Cleveland player. He made just eight, including just one of his seven 3-point attempts. Lue, though, said he had no problem with Thomas’ gunning, as long as they were good shots. Thomas sounded as if he was seeking out work where he could find it. Granted, it was his hip that kept him out but his elbow, wrist and shooting hand apparently profit from heavy usage now too. “I’ve got to get in shape,” he said later. “I’ve got to get my legs back. Especially when I get a little winded, my legs get even heavier. “The only thing that’s gonna help me is getting reps. Running up and down the floor. Getting my hip, getting my body accustomed to taking a beating. ... Getting in basketball shape.” Kevin Durant didn’t put much stock in Thomas’ play Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) as a sign of how he’ll help Cleveland come springtime. Durant went through a similar enough trial in 2014-15, when surgery in October to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot sidelined him into December, then finally scuttled his season after just 27 games. “Obviously IT is just getting back,” the Warriors forward said. “He hadn’t played in seven months – you’ve got to give him some time. I know exactly how that feels. Especially being thrown in in the middle of the season and starting and playing 30-plus minutes now ... I know it’s gonna take him a while to get into a comfortable groove here.” What we saw is what we’d get. Mostly. It looked at various points as if both coaches were trying lineups, testing young players, tinkering with substitution patterns or probing matchups with an eye on a possible re-re-rematch in June. Likewise, it would be understandable for Lue and Golden State’s Steve Kerr to hold back a few wrinkles, just to have something fresh to try the next time they face each other. ”We don’t hold too much back, to be honest with you,” Kerr said. “I think matchups can dictate some things that you do in the playoffs and sometimes you may make a few different play calls, whatever. But I don’t think there’s a conscious effort to hold anything back for fear of tipping the hand for later.” Kerr started rookie big Jordan Bell again, same as in the Christmas game in Oakland, for more mobility against Cleveland’s small lineup than center Zaza Pachulia would provide. The coach gave Kevon Looney, Nick Young and Patrick McCaw more tastes of the rivalry too. Lue, meanwhile, was asked if he had the Cavaliers target Steph Curry defensively to get him into foul trouble and generally make life difficult. That’s a tactic that has helped when most others have failed against the two-time MVP and it might come in handy down the road. “I can’t remember,” Lue said, pointedly declining to answer. Curry can dunk. And David West still can. It was a rare Curry-in-flight moment early in the second half when the Golden State guard, who usually does his damage from deep, threw down a two-handed dunk. It was his first of the season. Steph Curry throws down the two-handed jam on #PhantomCam! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/eHaHsw2yZV — NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2018 “I think he was taking out some anger from the first half,” Kerr said. “Sometimes that will get him going. Steph loves to dunk more than anybody, you know that. Doesn’t happen often, so when it does, it jacks him up.” Said Durant, who fed Curry for the slam: “He surprised me on that one. Hopefully he’s feeling better tomorrow. I know it took a lot for him to get up there.” David West turns back the clock!#DubNation leads #AllForOne 103-95 with 6:16 to play in the 4th. 📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/dj2iFuZGrr — NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2018 West got his 37-year-old bones up there too, dunking off the dribble during his nine-minute, plus-nine stint in the fourth quarter. The veteran power forward had missed his three shots in the second.   “He was a little short on his jump shot to start the game,” Durant said. “But D. West is such a smart player, he makes adjustments, he doesn’t get discouraged. He made a huge play – his left-handed dunk kind of got us all going. That was definitely surprising when he turned that one over.” But seriously, Cleveland has issues. Besides losing for the eighth time in 10 games, the Cavaliers had their 13-game home winning streak broken in Monday's (Tuesday, PHL time) 118-108 loss. And when it was second unit vs. second unit to start the fourth quarter, the Warriors had little trouble switching on defense and crowding away the Cavs’ long-range game. Cleveland shot just 6-of-23 in the fourth quarter, and got outscored 61-44 in what Kerr considered one of his club’s most complete second halves.   The Cavaliers’ defensive leaks have been extensively criticized, and more IT as he gets his game back is not the best way to address those. Even more problematic is the offense now, which over the past few weeks has been grinding, with none of them having much fun with the ball or without. “This is an important time for us,” Wade said, “and we want to see how we respond coming out of this game. ... It’s not about just winning a ball game. It’s about building good habits as a team.” Given James’ record and reputation – seven consecutive trips to the Finals, most in spite of some in-season doldrums for his Heat or Cavs crews – there’s a lot of “In LeBron We Trust,” both inside and outside the Cleveland locker room. Until a rival in the Eastern Conference proves it can knock off the King, no one will believe it. But if the Cavaliers, after so many exposures to their Bay Area nemeses (9-17 in regular- and postseason meetings since the start of 2014-15), can’t come up with solutions, maybe NBA fans should want to see someone else get a crack at them. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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 NewsJan 16th, 2018

Calida insists government not providing tokhang documents to SC

MANILA, Philippines – Solicitor General Jose Calida is adamant that the government does not need to provide the Supreme Court full documentation of the over 3,000 deaths that resulted from legitimate police operations in the war on drugs. "Remember this is a case to challenge the constitutionality of the circulars ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Alaska, Jr. NBA continue to nurture future stars

ALASKA Milk Corporation and Jr. NBA Philippines renewed their partnership this year in sustaining a program that serves as a breeding ground for rising stars in Philippine basketball. The NBA’s global youth basketball program began with coaches seminar and official tipoff ceremony, attended by officials from Alaska Milk Corporation, NBA….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Buy a friend’s asset to beat a business competitor

MERGERS and acquisitions are old textbook tricks. Company A enters into a partnership with Company B to combine their forces and double their strength to beat Company C. Sooner than you can imagine, you’ll hear nothing about Company B as it has been eased out of the picture. Look at what happened in the telecom [...] The post Buy a friend’s asset to beat a business competitor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

BPI, Genus plc boost partnership to modernize pig farms

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has signed a new partnership deal with world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc to promote state-of-the-art pig farming in the Philippines, with a commitment to quadruple lending portfolio to this farm segment to P4 billion in the next few years. This is an extension of an initial partnership signed by BPI with UK-based Genus in 2013 that paved the way for the disbursement of over P1 billion in loans to modernize pig farming. A new deal was signed on Friday night to extend the partnership for another five years and likewise to promote the use of biogas facilities that convert farm waste to energy alongside climate-controlled a...Keep on reading: BPI, Genus plc boost partnership to modernize pig farms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

2018’s miracles have begun

Nicholas Holt, Mario Katigbak Your mantra for the week: "I love me loving you." This second Sunday of 2018, while the New Year atmosphere is still in the air, here's an affirm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Experience the unparalleled devotion of the Filipinos to the Black Nazarene capt…

Experience the unparalleled devotion of the Filipinos to the Black Nazarene captured through the lens of more than 30 photographers. An initiative of SM City Manila in partnership with Canon Philippines, take part and immerse yourself in an exhibition of curated powerful images until January 19, 2018 at the Event Center, Upper Ground Floor. #SMFunday… link: Experience the unparalleled devotion of the Filipinos to the Black Nazarene capt….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Are you ready?

Are you ready to be a genuine, loving disciple of Christ?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018