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Motoring: The 'ultimate supercar'

ASTON MARTIN Manila recently introduced the British luxury sports car maker's newest iteration of its flagship super GT, the Vanquish S. Unveiled via a four-car display at a mall in Makati City, the variant of the second-generation Vanquish gets the benefit of increased horsepower and "significant enhancements to the engine, chassis, aerodynamics," according to a company release......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 16th, 2017

Zambo completes cast of first-ever national 3x3 league

The cast is now complete for the first conference of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3. The Zamboanga Valientes have committed to join the President's Cup, slated to begin on March 16 at the event center of SM Megamall. "It's an honor and pride for our city to join this league, especially our fans from Zamboanga. They are really looking forward to watch our homegrown players play in a big league," said team owner Junnie Navarro. The Valientes join the Manila Stars, the Go for Gold-San Juan Knights, the Bataan Risers, the Quezon City-Zark's Jawbreakers, the Bacoor Strikers, the Valenzuela Classic, the Marikina Shoemasters, the Bulacan Kuyas, the Vigan Baluarte, and the Cebu-Max 4 Birada in the country's first-ever 3x3 basketball league. Having the opportunity to showcase the talent in Mindanao on a different stage is what made Navarro sign up for the league. "Dito naman tayo nagsimula sa three-on-three. The reason that we are interested because we are passionate about basketball. Rhayyan Amsali showed that Zamboangenos can excel in this discipline," added Navarro. Composing Zamboanga are homegrown talents "Tausug Hero" Das Esa, Jonathan Parreno, and Grevani Rublico. 6-foot-8 Rino Berame and 6-foot-3 Ferdinand Lusdoc join the troika. Navarro is still looking at one more player to complete their roster. The passionate sports patron has also tapped actress Empress Schruck to be their muse for the opening ceremonies on the 16th. For Navarro, his ultimate goal for the first conference is to give more exposure to his players. "Yung players namin now sell out crowds in Zamboanga. Hopefully, we could expose them more in this league.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Transformers trivia: ‘Bumblebee’

So the sixth "Transformers" live-action film, "Bumblebee" has just taken the Space Bridge to Philippine cinemas, and it's got diehard TF fans into a frenzy. From across the universe, here is the ultimate collection of trivia about the newest TF movie. At the very end, we will discuss whether it's a prequel or a soft reboot, but SUPER SPOILERS ahead on every level: The opening scene is set on Cybertron, but it's a different Cybertron, particularly what we saw in 2017's "Transformers: The Last Knight." This Cybertron is clearly a functioning city, with architecture and working lights, not the bleak wasteland of the Bayverse. The opening scene battle is very reminiscent of 2010 ga...Keep on reading: Transformers trivia: ‘Bumblebee’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

'I have stayed at this hotel many times and enjoyed the comfort and the ser…

"I have stayed at this hotel many times and enjoyed the comfort and the service everytime and I am looking forward to returning to the Conrad next year I have already booked." It is our commitment to provide our guests with ultimate comfort and intuitive service to never just stay but also keep them inspired… link: "I have stayed at this hotel many times and enjoyed the comfort and the ser….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Robber mauled by female MMA fighter

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A robber who tried to steal a cellphone from a young woman in Rio de Janeiro learned the hard way that mugging a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who goes by the nickname “the Iron Lady” is not an excellent idea. Polyana Viana, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight, brought […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Entering the core of our relationship with God

Rudolph Otto, a German scholar of comparative religion and a philosopher, articulated the notion of a numinous experience---an experience of a mysterious presence that elicits at the same time fear and fascination, the "mysterium tremendum" and the "mysterium fascinosum."   He further indicated that most human beings have a sense of this numinous experience, which makes possible the discovery of an ultimate purpose in life or what God wants us to do to make our world better.   Today's Feast of the Epiphany reminds us of this numinous experience, the manifestation of the divine presence in our life that very often begins with a realization of some interior meaning or...Keep on reading: Entering the core of our relationship with God.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 contenders: Philippines | FOX Sports Asia

In our ultimate build-up to AFC Asian Cup 2019, FOX Sports Asia provides the lowdown on all 24 teams and we take a closer look at Philippines in this preview......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Pro wrestling interviewer Mean Gene Okerlund dies | Inquirer Sports

MINNEAPOLIS Eugene Mean Gene Okerlund, whose deadpan interviews of pro wrestling superstars like Macho Man Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan made him a ringside fixture in his own rig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

'ChalkChallenge: The Ultimate Sister Challenge With Toni And Alex Gonzaga

Who do you think can do the best Mommy Pinty impression?.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Duterte threatens mayor ‘terrorizing’ Batocabe widow

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned a mayor against allegedly “terrorizing” the widow of AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe or face the”ultimate humiliation” from him. “Mayor, you son of a b—h. Do…READ The post Duterte threatens mayor ‘terrorizing’ Batocabe widow appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

WATCH: Jones reclaims UFC title, Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds

      MANILA, Philippines – Jon Jones reclaims the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title as Amanda Nunes also pulled off a stunning win to become the first woman to hold two belts simultaneously on Saturday, December 29 (Sunday, December 30, Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Palace: We need more Pinoys like Rizal, principled and courageous

Recalling the martyrdom of national hero Jose Rizal, Malacaang on Saturday underscored the need for "principled and courageous" Filipinos to step up amid what it described as "challenging and crucial times." Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace "honors the martyrdom of our beloved national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, whose ultimate sacrifice awakened the entire Filipino race from its peonage to a colonial master for more than 30 decades." 122nd anniversary President Duterte was expected to lead today's rites in Davao City to commemorate the 122nd anniversary of Rizal's execution in Bagumbayan (now the national park known as Luneta in Manila) by the Spanish colonia...Keep on reading: Palace: We need more Pinoys like Rizal, principled and courageous.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

ONE Championship: Mark Sangiao looks to carry over Team Lakay s success in 2019

2018 will be over and done in a few days, but it will be remembered as the banner year of the legendary Team Lakay.   Widely associated with the local mixed martial arts scene in the Philippines due to the big number of notable homegrown talents that it has produced since its inception in 2003, Team Lakay has reached new heights in 2018 as it now houses four world champions under the ONE Championship banner.   Since the beginning of the year, the legendary camp from Baguio City, Benguet has been on an extraordinary run in the organization.   Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio kicked off the year for Team Lakay by copping the ONE Interim Flyweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Kazakhstan’s Kairat Akhmetov in a rematch this past January.   Eustaquio was enshrined as the undisputed flyweight kingpin of the promotion five months later when he edged out Brazilian arch-nemesis Adriano Moraes in a world title unification bout.   It was followed by Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, who had his first taste of gold last July when he routed two-division titleholder Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen by way of clear-cut unanimous decision for the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship.   Belingon became ONE Championship’s official bantamweight champion by defeating longtime division ruler Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes via split decision in their highly-anticipated title unification rematch last November.   Meanwhile, Joshua “The Passion” Pacio settled the score with Yoshitaka Naito in September, dethroning his Japanese rival by unanimous decision to bring home the ONE Strawweight World Championship.   Eduard Folayang joined Eustaquio, Belingon and Pacio in the cast of Team Lakay world titleholders, recapturing the ONE Lightweight World Championship at the expense of Singapore’s Amir Khan this past November.   Speaking on behalf of his teammates, Folayang believes that Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao played a pivotal role in their success.   “Coach Mark should have a belt,” Folayang said. “We are a good team because we have a brilliant and selfless coach who supports us all the way.”   At the peak of his professional career in 2010, Sangiao opted to hang up his gloves for good to focus on coaching Folayang and other members of Team Lakay.   Although he had to make the ultimate sacrifice of calling it a career at the age of 30, Sangiao disclosed that there is no tinge of regret in his decision, especially after seeing what his athletes have become.   “When I see these belts, I know that my sacrifice was worth it. I feel that I’m also a champion,” the Team Lakay headmaster stated. “I decided to retire eight years ago. I’m a positive guy, so I don’t regret my decision to retire. I’m very happy with it.”   Finishing their campaign with four world titles in ONE Championship, Sangiao acknowledges that 2018 is Team Lakay’s most successful year so far.   “It’s our biggest year. We won titles and received many awards this year. This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. These awards and titles are just the fruit of our hard labor,” he mentioned.   With the achievements that they are presently basking in, Sangiao conceded that not even in his wildest dream did he expect Team Lakay to be highly acclaimed in the sport or reach its present stature.   “When I started this group in 2003, I did not even think that it would get to this. All I thought at the time was that I liked what I was doing,” he remembered. “I am happy with the outcome of my passion.”   It appears that everything Team Lakay lays its hands on turns into gold, but for Sangiao, this is only the tip of the iceberg.   “It’s only the beginning. There is more to come. We look forward to defending our belts and prevailing as champions for a long time,” he declared.   Sangiao may be looking to carry over Team Lakay’s success into 2019, but he knows that it will be no walk in the park.   “We had an amazing run in 2018. With all of the titles that we won, we have a big target on our back. Tougher challenges await us next year. Like we always say, we will do our best,” he expressed.   Pacio, Eustaquio and Folayang are all booked to defend their respective world titles in the first quarter of 2019.   Team Lakay may have cemented its position as a global force in mixed martial arts in 2018, but Sangiao assured that he and his wards are not resting on their laurels.   "This is definitely the best year for us, but of course, we will not stop. We have to keep on improving and defend those belts,” he vowed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Reasons to watch 2018 slate of NBA X mas day games

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Bucks vs. Knicks (1am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Two words; Giannis Antetokounmpo. The most dominant force in the league this season resides in Milwaukee. That’s right, the Greek Freak sits atop the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder heading into the Christmas Day showcase games. And with good reason. The Bucks are riding the wave their dynamic superstar forward has created in his first season in Mike Budenholzer’s system. Open it up and enjoy because … The Bucks are more than a one-man show. Antetokounmpo should be joined on the All-Star team this season by Khris Middleton, who is playing at that level, and point guard Eric Bledsoe is shooting better than he ever has in Budenolzer’s aggressive, shooter-friendly system. Watching the Bucks try and set a record for three-pointers taken and made should be entertaining enough. But the Knicks will offer some entertainment value of their own as they attempt to match the Bucks shot-for-shot with Tim Hardaway Jr. leading the way. The gift we’re hoping for is … The Knicks could use a statement win before a global audience to jump start the post-Christmas portion of their season-long grind. The Bucks have spent most of this season frightening the competition, both in the Eastern Conference and beyond. They’ve got the gift that’ll keep on giving for years in Antetokounmpo, who’ll get another chance to show the basketball public that what they’ve hard about a contender rising in the Central Division is real. Thunder vs. Rockets (4am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Do we really need anyone to remind us to tune in for every Russell Westbrook-James Harden matchup for the foreseeable future? Didn’t think so. The matchup of the last two Kia MVPs winners is enough of an incentive to lock in on this one. And the fact that the Thunder occupy the space in the standings most thought was reserved for the Rockets only adds to the intrigue. Open it up and enjoy because … The real showstopper in this one isn’t either one of the MVP winners. Thunder swingman Paul George is the player you need to lock in on as he continues his dark horse MVP campaign for a much-improved team (the Thunder are light years away from the group that started the season 0-4). There are few soap operas better right now than the Rockets, who are dealing with yet another injury to All-Star point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and a failure to play up to expectations that threatens to swallow up their season before Santa’s finished off his cookies and milk. The gift we’re hoping for is … What Westbrook and Harden wear into the building is worth a few moments of your time as these two fashion-forward superstars never fail to make an impression. But it’s the competitive fervor on the court that should provide the ultimate viewing pleasure. The Thunder would love to take over the position the Rockets held last season, as the legitimate threat to the Golden State Warriors’ stranglehold on the Western Conference throne. In the absence of a Christmas tilt against the two-time defending champs, the Rockets make an ideal fill in. Sixers vs. Celtics (6:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: The Eastern Conference version of Thunder-Rockets, the schedule makers look pretty good slotting the Sixers and Celtics in this spot. No one relishes an opportunity to take down a projected heavyweight the way the Sixers do (what else would you expect with Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid leading the charge?). The suddenly chummy Celtics, however, appear to be the team most eager to prove that they are indeed who we all thought they were in the summer, when they were the consensus pick to ascend to the top of the heap in place of Cleveland. Open it up and enjoy because … Kyrie Irving has embraced his role as the leader of this disjointed Celtics bunch in ways that fans in Cleveland have to be enjoying with an eyebrow raised. Kyrie trying to convince his young teammates to follow his lead is rich, given his reluctance to do exactly that when he was in their shoes. As far as rivalries go, this is perhaps the day’s deepest and most volatile. The Sixers are still smarting from that playoff ouster at the hands of the Celtics. And they won’t have ant sympathy for the Celtics as they continue their search for good health and better chemistry. The gift we’re hoping for is … A Ben Simmons-Kyrie point guard duel will make this game shine even brighter than usual. And they’re both more than capable of going off on the big stage. But the real treat here is going to be watching Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum match wits in what could be a preview of fireworks to come in a potential playoff matchup. Tatum’s sophomore season has been a bit choppier than expected. And Butler, whose shown a penchant for schooling youngsters (teammates and opponents) is surely betting on himself in this game within the game. Lakers vs. Warriors (9am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: With all of the recent history dripping off of this LeBron James-Warriors rivalry, the inclusion of the Los Angeles Lakers into the mix only serves to take this spectacle to the next level. LeBron insists this isn’t a measuring stick game for the upstart Lakers, not against a Warriors juggernaut that has won three of the last four Larry O’Brien trophies. Yeah, whatever you say big fella. Folks who haven’t watched a minute of NBA basketball season will be tuned into this one. Count on it. Open it up and enjoy because … Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have moved into that cosmic zone that only the all-time greats are capable of locating (see their work in their Monday, PHL time win over the Los Angeles Clippers for proof). We already know how the superstars respond in a matchup of this nature. The great unknown is how the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will react to the marquee spotlight at Oracle Arena. The Lakers’ youngsters have thrived at times and struggled at others in their first season inside the LeBron bubble. But they haven’t seen anything like what they’ll experience in Oakland on this night. The gift we’re hoping for is … Draymond Green hasn’t had a true breakout game since returning from his extended injury absence. With Lance Stephenson in uniform on the other side, the opportunity for fireworks would appear to be extremely high. We’d settle for some Finals-level intensity from both of the world class agitators in the building. That and vintage performances from LeBron, Steph, KD and Klay Thompson are expected. Anything else beyond that is really gravy on the best basketball meal of the day. Trail Blazers vs. Jazz (11:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: We’re dubbing the nightcap of the Christmas Day showcase the “Respect Bowl.” The Trail Blazers are always on the hunt for more respect and the Jazz, one of the trendy summer picks as a team poised to become a contender in the Western Conference this season, could stand to show a little self-respect in the way they tackle the remainder of this season. Open it up and enjoy because … Second-year Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is suffering from the same sophomore spell that has plagued Jayson Tatum in Boston. It’s one thing to surprise the basketball world as a rookie and another to come back better and even more dangerous the second time around. We’re betting on Spider showing up and showing out for the Christmas Day crowd. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Damian Lillard will not allow someone else to steal the spotlight from him. He warmed up for Mitchell and the Jazz by finishing off Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night. You know his swagger travels, so expect to see his competitive best against Mitchell and the Jazz. The gift we’re hoping for is … Joe Ingles stealing the show would make for an ideal end to a day full of some the league’s biggest and brightest superstars. And the sweet-shooting Jazz swingman is one of the league’s criminally underrated stars. It would also be nice to see the rest of that Jazz team we expected to make things interesting this season make an appearance. Christmas Day games have always served as a launching pad/turning point for teams willing to dive in. And the Blazers and Jazz both seem like prime candidates to take advantage of the opportunity. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. 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 NewsDec 25th, 2018

Maris Racal opens own restaurant in Davao

Maris Racal is a business owner at 21 with a restaurant she funded on her own. The actress and singer-songwriter told the Philippine Ultimate Showbiz Hub (PUSH) on Dec. 16 that her family restaurant in Davao had its soft opening and that it is being managed by her brother. Racal discussed money matters, too, stating that her parents taught her how to save money and that she has been handling her finances since she was 16. She also said that she spreads her money in different investments. "Marami po akong accounts. Then, ini-scatter ko 'yung money ko sa mga bagay na importante. And ini-invest ko siya to multiply, 'di ba." (I have a lot of accounts. Then, I scatter the money to ...Keep on reading: Maris Racal opens own restaurant in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Catriona Gray s Miss Universe win inspires Filipina warrior Rome Trinidad

Filipina mixed martial artist Rome "The Rebel" Trinidad has a newfound inspiration in Catriona Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 last Monday, 17 December in Bangkok, Thailand.   The 24-year-old Filipina beauty queen bested 93 other candidates from all over the world, standing out for her signature "lava" catwalk, which made headlines in the news around the globe and trended on social media.   “Catriona is truly an inspiration for us women. She is a living proof that anything is possible through hard work,” Trinidad said.   A familiar face in the Philippine modelling world, Gray is also a martial artist, singer, and advocate of free education and HIV/AIDS awareness.   Touted by both casual and long-time pageant followers as a shoo-in for the crown, she represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2016 pageant but failed to bag the crown, settling for Top Five.   Two years later, Gray won the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 trinket, making her the country's delegate to Miss Universe 2018.   Gray's impact to women is undeniable as it motivates the likes of Trinidad to go the extra mile when it comes to chasing her dream.   "She didn’t give up on her dream. Failures didn’t stop her to reach for her ultimate goal. It is empowering to have a fellow Filipina like Catriona Gray," she stated.   "We belong to a totally different kind of fields, but seeing her succeed boosts my morale and inspires me to pursue my dreams just like her."   2018 has been a big year for the Philippines, especially in the world of combat sports, where six of its celebrated athletes copped gold on the international stage.   Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao claimed the WBA Welterweight World Championship, stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round last July.   Meanwhile, the Philippines established the unprecedented record of most mixed martial arts world title wins in the history of ONE Championship this 2018, courtesy of Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio and Brandon Vera.   Trinidad, a professional model before she ventured into the mixed martial arts scene, is more motivated now than ever after witnessing how far the Philippines has gone in 2018.   She believes that hard work is in a Filipino's DNA, commending her countrymen for the tremendous amount of effort and dedication that they exerted in their respective fields.   "Seeing the Philippines excel in the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts and beauty pageant is a big motivation," Trinidad shared.   "Our boxing hero Manny Pacquiao became a world champion again this year. In mixed martial arts, the country ended the year with five ONE World Champions. To top it off, Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018."   Trinidad was last seen in action this past May when she took on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol  ONE: GRIT & GLORY, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by way of first-round submission.   Although her 2018 did not turn out the way she wanted it to be, the nation’s banner year in combat sports and beauty pageant fuels Trinidad to strive even harder as she aims to carve her own success story next year.   "2018 proved to be a year of success for the Philippines. I am drawing inspiration from that success as I open a new chapter in 2019. Like them, I am not giving up. I will be back stronger than ever,” she vowed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

4 gifts fit for a king

HYUNDAI Asia Resources, Inc.’s (HARI) “Christmas gift” to the Filipino motoring public was a glimpse of what could likely be their immediate future, and the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines couldn’t have done it in a grander way -- through a combined launch held on December 6 at a convention center in Pasay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Avengers: Endgame moved up in crowded year for superheroes

WALT DISNEY CO. offered the first peek at Avengers: Endgame and moved up its release date, navigating a crowded year for superhero movies that may serve as the ultimate test of Marvel’s appeal......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

‘Blessed Era’ continues at UFC as Holloway tops Ortega in Toronto

THE “Blessed Era” at the Ultimate Fighting Championship continued after Max “Blessed” Holloway dominated challenger Brian “T-City” Ortega in their headlining title fight at “UFC 231” in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday (Manila time) to retain his featherweight belt......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Home of big ideas | Inquirer Business

It has become a household name, the ultimate go-to shop of many homebuilders. The post Home of big ideas appeared first on Inquirer Business ......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Holloway-Ortega title bout in UFC Toronto

ULTIMATE Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Max “Blessed” Holloway makes his Octagon return this weekend after being inactive for a year, taking on number one contender Brian “T-City” Ortega in the headlining title fight at “UFC 231” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018