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Must-haves for techies this Christmas

Must-haves for techies this Christmas.....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 23rd, 2017

Le penguin. – Manila Picture

Image published by Tisha M. on 2012-01-28 15:36:47 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Christmas and Manila Ocean Park link: Le penguin. – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Lifestyle Buzz: Brave June s Gush Of Rains With These Must-Haves And Special Promos!

Summer has ended, but the fun and excitement aren't over yet!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Hawaii Pines

They look like Christmas trees in June. Lining the expansive and exclusive Dole-Kalsangi golf course in Polomolok, South Cotabato are Hawaii Pines, so-called because they came all the way from Hawaii, USA some 40 years ago. Boy Scouts from Hawaii gathered and sent the pine seedlings way back in exchange for donations from DOLE-Philippines. Photo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

‘Matchmaking for Beginners’ is romantic summer read

"Matchmaking for Beginners" (Lake Union Publishing), by Maddie Dawson Just in time for summer, Maddie Dawson serves up a delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being silly. In "Matchmaking for Beginners," readers are introduced to Marnie MacGraw at her fiancee's family Christmas party. When she commits the unforgivable sin of refusing the hostess' rarebit, thinking it's a dish made from rabbit, Blix, a boisterous Brooklynite and Marnie's future great-aunt, swoops in to rescue Marnie and we're off. Blix recognizes in Marnie a kindred spirit --- as both women, one just starting out in life and the other nearin...Keep on reading: ‘Matchmaking for Beginners’ is romantic summer read.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Hot Stuff: Slay Your Campus Look With These Easy Makeup Inspos From Revlon

Plus, your everyday beauty kit must-haves!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story feels like a competent side story. Is that enough?

Star Wars season came early this year, premiering in the middle of May rather than the Christmas season release date we’ve gotten used to these past years. Yet, ironically, it seems that even the summer heat can’t warm up the cold shoulder of a reception Solo: A Star Wars ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Jose Mari Chan hints Going Home may well be his last Christmas album

Jose Mari Chan Jose Mari Chan couldn't have asked for a better music career. To his name are a handful of enduring hits, diamond-certified records and Christmas tunes that have become almost s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Holy Mass and Jesus’ sacrifice are truly one and the same

  On Christmas Eve Mass three years ago, in a church jampacked with parishioners, the officiating Filipino priest got carried away by gliding on a hoverboard. For this he was suspended by Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico of San PabloDiocese.   Regrets. Remorse. What he did, the priest soon realized, was grossly inappropriate, bordering on a silly masquerade, or a foolish spectacle during the Holy Mass.   Very recently, in one So Geraldo Magela parish in the Archdiocese of Sorocaba, Brazil, the Catholic congregation cheered when the Sacred Host was flown by a DRONE from the entrance to the altar. But serious believers were the opposite of happy.   ...Keep on reading: Holy Mass and Jesus’ sacrifice are truly one and the same.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Attack on Indonesian churches that killed 13 carried out by family

SURABAYA, Indonesia --- Suicide bombers who carried out deadly attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday were a family of six that included two young children, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror at one of the worst attacks on its Christian minority. At least 13 people, including all six family members, died in the attacks in Surabaya and at least 41 were injured, according to police, in acts that Indonesia's president condemned as "barbaric." The bombings were the worst to target churches in Indonesia since a series of attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100. Religious minoriti...Keep on reading: Attack on Indonesian churches that killed 13 carried out by family.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

The must-haves of executive leadership

Efficiency is fundamental for the workplace executive. Whether it is at the office, on the road, or in a conference call, the corporate leader at the helm of any company must always exude an air of expertise, of style, and of function to command the respect of their followers. Most importantly, these individuals must give […] The post The must-haves of executive leadership appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

[Right of Way] Part 1: How to untangle Sucat, PH s most complex intersection?

How do you solve a problem like the Sucat interchange? Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin tackles the traffic woes of those who live in southern Metro Manila. Got any traffic, transport, and road safety woes? Send them to rightofway@rappler.com. – Rappler.com Christmas Carmageddon? The fault in our signs, part 1 The fault in our signs, part 2 Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for The fault in our signs, part 3 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

DOJ turns over to NBI report on Davao Mall Christmas eve fire

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation for "evaluation and action" the report of the inter-agency investigation to the deadly NCCC mall fire in Davao City last year.  "DOJ received the fire report last March. On 13 April, we referred ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Huawei, Samsung neck and neck in foldable smartphone race

It looks as though Huawei is in a race against Samsung, LG and other manufacturers for the title of "world's first truly foldable smartphone." According to a report from Korean news site ETNews, which claims its information comes from sources with direct knowledge of the plans, Huawei has recently signed non-disclosure agreements with its suppliers, in connection to the mysterious "foldable phone" that could be unveiled as early as November. If there is a November reveal, that date could very likely win the brand the title of "world's first." But before getting too excited and putting this on top of the Christmas list, it's not sure whether the foldable phone will actually be a...Keep on reading: Huawei, Samsung neck and neck in foldable smartphone race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Silver

Easter signifies rebirth and renewal. It is the most important holy day after Christmas. April recalls many happy memories of childhood birthdays in Baguio, the old summer capital. In another sense, April marks the 25th anniversary of this column. Flashback to April 1993. My first article “A Haven for young girls,” was the story of […] The post Silver appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 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

Hovering. – Manila Picture

Image published by Tisha M. on 2012-01-28 15:44:15 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Christmas and Manila Ocean Park link: Hovering. – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Gen Z, Anna Wintour and Nanay Ramos

  Today's parents aren't doing so bad, after all. Their children could go beyond their gadget and style must-haves, after all, and help transform society. The world woke up to this pleasant surprise and watched the news about hundreds of thousands of the Gen Z and the millennials marching across the United States to protest the Parkland deaths, the latest in a never-ending series of mass shootings in the US, and to launch the #neveragain movement. But what made world media, indeed the world, sit up and take notice was this generation's fearlessness, relentlessness---and articulateness. Time's "The Young and the Relentless" carries a full-page photograph of one of th...Keep on reading: Gen Z, Anna Wintour and Nanay Ramos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Silent bidding raises passionate voice for Arroceros park

For this year's silent auction, the all-women Winner Foundation members came in Christmas-y red, with a few wearing deep fuchsia. I wore my blue-and-white nautical stripes, being a nonmember but almost a yearly visitor and bidder for lower-priced objects. There was one year, my first time to go, when I went overboard and beyond budget. The next year I restrained myself and just bought secondhand paperbacks from the table of historian Benito Legarda Jr. Another year, I outbid a rival for a set of batik handkerchiefs. Strict discernment On my fourth year, I again practiced strict discernment as I moved from table to table to study the things for sale. I fell madly in love ...Keep on reading: Silent bidding raises passionate voice for Arroceros park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

One meme that perfectly ties up April Fools’ Day and Easter Sunday

MANILA, Philippines — Easter Sunday happening on April 1 does not happen every year. But the coinciding of the annual celebration of hoaxes and the Gregorian calendar’s date for Jesus Christ’s resurrection did not sit well with every believer. Easter or Resurrection Sunday, after all, is one of the two most important days besides Christmas […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’

BERLIN, Germany --- Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline new interior minister declared that Islam is "not part of Germany" in an interview published Friday, setting off a political storm two days into her fourth term. Asked by the top-selling Bild daily whether the influx of Muslim migrants and asylum seekers to Europe's top economy over the past several decades meant that Islam now belonged to the fabric of the nation, Horst Seehofer replied "no". "Islam is not part of Germany. Christianity has shaped Germany including Sunday as a day of rest, church holidays, and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas," he said. "The Muslims who live among us are naturally part of...Keep on reading: Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018