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PH bet Adela Marshall enters top 3 in ANTM Cycle 6

Adela-Mae Marshall. Source: adelamae Instagram post Filipina-British model Adela-Mae Marshall is among the top 3 in the Cycle 6 of the 'Asia's Next Top Model.' In the episode aired o.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 11th, 2018

Filipina almost wins ‘Asia s Next Top Model Cycle 6’

Adela-Mae Marshall, the last Filipina standing in the sixth cycle of hit modeling reality TV show “Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6,” has finished at second place in the competition, losing the title to Dana Slosar of Thailand......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Filipina enters ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ top 3

In a recent interview with Philstar.com, Adela said that she might have lasted this long in the competition because she has been listening to judges’ comments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Beauty Inspo: AsNTM s Adela-Mae Marshall Has A Face We ll Never Grow Tired Of

Check out this PH rep's most stunning looks!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Meet the 2 Filipinas in Asia s Next Top Model season 6

MANILA, Philippines – Asia's Next Top Model has unveiled the 14 candidates for season 6 which will air on Fox Life starting August 22. Two Filipinas – Jachin Manere and Adela Mae Marshall will compete along with other delegates from Asia in the hopes of becoming this season's winner after ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

By John Leicester, Associated Press BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics. Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas can't slice a Sith lord in half. But they look and, with the more expensive sabers equipped with a chip in their hilt that emits a throaty electric rumble, even sound remarkably like the silver screen blades that Yoda and other characters wield in the blockbuster movies . Plenty realistic, at least, for duelists to work up an impressive sweat slashing, feinting and stabbing in organized, 3-minute bouts. The physicality of lightsaber combat is part of why the French Fencing Federation threw its support behind the sport and is now equipping fencing clubs with lightsabers and training would-be lightsaber instructors. Like virtuous Jedi knights, the French federation sees itself as combatting a Dark Side: The sedentary habits of 21st-century life that are sickening ever-growing numbers of adults and kids . "With young people today, it's a real public health issue. They don't do any sport and only exercise with their thumbs," says Serge Aubailly, the federation secretary general. "It's becoming difficult to (persuade them to) do a sport that has no connection with getting out of the sofa and playing with one's thumbs. That is why we are trying to create a bond between our discipline and modern technologies, so participating in a sport feels natural." In the past, the likes of Zorro, Robin Hood and The Three Musketeers helped lure new practitioners to fencing. Now, joining and even supplanting them are Luke Skywalker , Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. "Cape and sword movies have always had a big impact on our federation and its growth," Aubailly says. "Lightsaber films have the same impact . Young people want to give it a try." And the young at heart. Police officer Philippe Bondi, 49, practiced fencing for 20 years before switching to lightsaber. When a club started offering classes in Metz, the town in eastern France where he is stationed for the gendarmerie, Bondi says he was immediately drawn by the prospect of living out the love he's had for the "Star Wars" universe since he saw the first film at age 7, on its release in 1977 . He fights in the same wire-mesh face mask he used for fencing. He spent about 350 euros ($400) on his protective body armor (sturdy gloves, chest, shoulder and shin pads) and on his federation-approved lightsaber, opting for luminous green "because it's the Jedi colors, and Yoda is my master." "I had to be on the good side, given that my job is upholding the law," he said. Bondi awoke well before dawn to make the four-hour drive from Metz to a national lightsaber tournament outside Paris this month that drew 34 competitors. It showcased how far the sport has come in a couple of years but also that it's still light years from becoming mainstream. The crowd was small and a technical glitch prevented the duelers' photos, combat names and scores from being displayed on a big screen, making bouts tough to follow. But the illuminated swooshes of colored blades looked spectacular in the darkened hall. Fan cosplay as "Star Wars" characters added levity, authenticity and a tickle of bizarre to the proceedings, especially the incongruous sight of Darth Vader buying a ham sandwich and a bag of potato chips at the cafeteria during a break. In building their sport from the ground up, French organizers produced competition rules intended to make lightsaber dueling both competitive and easy on the eyes. "We wanted it to be safe, we wanted it to be umpired and, most of all, we wanted it to produce something visual that looks like the movies, because that is what people expect," said Michel Ortiz, the tournament organizer. Combatants fight inside a circle marked in tape on the floor. Strikes to the head or body are worth 5 points; to the arms or legs, 3 points; on hands, 1 point. The first to 15 points wins or, if they don't get there quickly, the high scorer after 3 minutes. If both fighters reach 10 points, the bout enters "sudden death," where the first to land a head- or body-blow wins, a rule to encourage enterprising fighters. Blows only count if the fighters first point the tip of their saber behind them. That rule prevents the viper-like, tip-first quick forward strikes seen in fencing. Instead, the rule encourages swishier blows that are easier for audiences to see and enjoy, and which are more evocative of the duels in "Star Wars." Of those, the battle between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace" that ends badly for the Sith despite his double-bladed lightsaber is particularly appreciated by aficionados for its swordplay. Still nascent, counting its paid-up practitioners in France in the hundreds, not thousands, lightsaber dueling has no hope of a place in the Paris Olympics in 2024. But to hear the thwack of blades and see them cut shapes through the air is to want to give the sport a try. Or, as Yoda would say: "Try not. Do! Or do not. There is no try.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago

Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in P6.4-B shabu case, enters not guilty plea

Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the 2017 P6.4-billion shabu case, pleaded not guilty to the government’s drug importation charge against him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 11 min. ago

As Gilas enters crucial stretch, Yeng Guiao’s system helps players get ‘mentally locked in’

MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas is facingits biggest challenge yet in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers as one slip could very well eliminate Filipinos from the competition. The Philippine national basketball team needs all the positivity it can get and Gabe Norwood said he and the team's continued familiarity with head coach Yeng Guiao's system could prove vital in their quest for the World Cup. "Just doing his system and I think anybody who's watched coach Yeng can see that everybody's going to have an opportunity to play," said Norwood after Gilas' 100-82 win over Meralco in a tune-up game Friday. Guiao's system usually employs 12 players on a team and this assura...Keep on reading: As Gilas enters crucial stretch, Yeng Guiao’s system helps players get ‘mentally locked in’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

UST trots out Mark Nonoy as first-ever HS baller in PBA D-League

University of Sto. Tomas just fell short of the Final Four in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And so, one-and-done sensation Mark Nonoy has played his last game as a Tiger Cub. He finishes his first and only season in the Juniors with per game counts of 21.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.6 steals. For the recruit from La Carlota, Negros Occidental, however, this is far from the end as he will waste no time and move on up to the school’s Seniors squad. “Bukas, magte-training na ako sa Seniors. Walang pahi-pahinga,” he told reporters after their season-ending loss last Sunday. That means that last Monday, Nonoy was already getting at it with the likes of Growling Tiger veterans Marvin Lee and Renzo Subido and youngsters Sherwin Concepcion and Brent Paraiso. That transition, however fast it was, was a no-brainer for the UST coaching staff. “Number one, magfi-fit siya sa sistema at ngayon makaka-adjust na siya agad. Ngayong first years niya, gusto lang naming makitang nandun lang siya,” Bonnie Garcia, head coach for the Juniors and assistant coach for the Seniors said. He then continued, “Baka second, third year niya, it will be his time na talaga kasi Marvin Lee and Renzo Subido, graduate na.” Alongside getting to play with his future teammates in college, Nonoy is already preparing to wage war alongside the rest of the black and gold in the upcoming 2019 PBA D-League. Yes, the 18-year-old playmaker, UST’s point guard of the future, will be balling in the D-League. Once he enters the court there, he will become the first-ever high school student-athlete to have played in the eight-year-old league. For now, however, coach Bonnie said all UST wants Nonoy to do is to take in the next level of play. “Gusto naming maintindihan na niya yung higher level of basketball. Mag-oobserve siya dun para maintindihan niya,” he shared. He then continued, “Para pagdating na ng UAAP season, ready to play na talaga siya.” Whatever it is, Espana’s triple-double machine vows to be ready and raring to go at it with more experienced opponents. “Alam ko pong kaya ko naman doon. Sanay naman ako sa kalye na kung sino-sino ang kalaban,” he said through chuckles. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Filipino company Solar Philippines enters India pv magazine India

Filipino company Solar Philippines enters India pv magazine India The Philippines-based solar major will develop around 500 MW of solar capacity in India, which it describes as having favourable regu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Kemba Walker Enters 3rd All-Star Game with Uncertain Future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Kemba Walker is preparing for his third NBA All-Star game --- and his first as a starter --- this weekend on his home court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once shouted "This is my city!" after a game-winning shot. The big question is how many more he'll play in as a member of the Hornets. The eight-year NBA veteran is set to become one of several All-Star free agents in July and will surely be an attractive option for more than a few teams. On the surface, it seems like Walker re-signing a long-term deal is a no-brainer --- he has repeatedly stated his desire to continue playing for the Hornets, and the organization wants him back. But there a...Keep on reading: Kemba Walker Enters 3rd All-Star Game with Uncertain Future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Blessing in disguise

Having a newly-built house blessed by a priest is a Filipino tradition. Taking this cue, a man in priest’s clothing and holding a Bible and containers of holy water roams around Tondo looking for such houses. He enters them and offers the ritual to its occupants. But Marlon Ponterez is not your ordinary priest. In […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Think tank sees 50 bps BSP rate cut this year

As inflation continues to ease and the monetary policy hike cycle seems to have ended, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seen to eventually unwind some of last year’s tightening by as much as 50 basis points within the year, said London-based think tank Capital Economics......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Twin towers Chiu, Sotto lift Ateneo to UAAP 81 Jrs. twice-to-beat

STANDINGS NU 12-1 (twice-to-beat) Ateneo 11-3 (twice-to-beat) FEU-Diliman 9-4 (Final Four) Adamson 9-5 (Final Four) UST 7-7 DLSZ 4-10 UE 2-12 UPIS 1-13 Kai Sotto wanted no complications as Ateneo de Manila High School enters the next round of UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And so, the towering teen put up another double-double and partnered with Geo Chiu as the Blue Eaglets put away Adamson High School, 72-59, on Sunday at the FIloil Flying V Centre. Just at halftime, Sotto already had 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists and also powered the defending champions to a strong surge in the second quarter. “I’d like to give credit to our bigs. They were fighting for it the whole time,” head coach Reggie Varilla said. The 7-foot-1, 16-year-old and five other teammates got together for a 17-3 tear that turned a two-point edge early in the second quarter to a 42-26 lead at halftime. The Blue Eaglets would only keep their foot on the gas pedal for the remainder of the game en route to their 11th win in 14 games. In the end, Sotto had 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while Chiu had his best game yet with 18 markers, 10 boards, and four rejections. Forthsky Padrigao also added six points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and three steals as they clinched the second-seed and the remaining twice-to-beat advantage for the playoffs. The win also crystallized the Final Four matchups to be twice-to-beat Nazareth School of National University against twice-to-beat Adamson and Ateneo against Far Eartern University-Diliman. For the 9-5 Baby Falcons, Joshua Barcelona was the lone bright spot with 14 points and eight rebounds. Main man Joem Sabandal was limited to just eight markers, six boards, and five assists. BOX SCORES ATENEO 72 – Chiu 18, Sotto 17, Diaz 10, Padrigao 6, Jaymalin 6, Fetalvero 6, David 5, Espinosa 2, De Ayre 2, Narciso 0, Salandanan 0. ADAMSON 59 – Barcelona 14, Engbino 12, An. Doria 9, Sabandal 8, Ad. Doria 6, Hanapi 5, Prodigo 2, Tulabut 2, Capulong 1, Santos 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 42-26, 58-42, 72-59. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

No need to reverse BSP rate hike, economists say

Amid easing inflation, some economists see no need for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to reverse its tightening cycle that saw interest rates rise by a total of 175 basis points last year to rein in inflationary pressures......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

700 MW from coal enters Mindanao - SUNSTAR

700 MW from coal enters Mindanao SunStar Philippines A TOTAL of 700 megawatts (MW) of power supply from coal-fired power plants are scheduled to enter the Mindanao power grid this year. Data on commi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Cebu-based Mechanics Boost Their Skills through Castrol’s Partner for Life Advocacy Program

Being the best at anything requires hard work and determination. Cebu-based mechanics from Super Racing Cycle Enterprise have proved this adage, garnering the top spot in the recently concluded 2018 Partner for Life culminating activity where they demonstrated their advanced skills in motorcycle troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair. Besting over 1,000 teams nationwide, motorcycle shop Super […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Tech today: Self-lacing Puma, FBI s Huawei sting, Samsung x fake Supreme

Puma's taking on Nike with its own self-lacing shoe Nike's not the only one in the game with a self-lacing shoe now. Puma enters the fray with the  Fi  (pronounced "F"-"I" which stands for "Fit Intelligence") whose laces tighten with a swipe of the module on the shoe. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

WASHINGTON --- The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But will anyone buy it? Skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber for the prime-time Tuesday address to lawmakers and the nation. Democrats, emboldened after the midterm elections and the recent shutdown fight, see little evidence of a president willing to compromise. And even the president's staunchest allies know that bipartisan rhetoric read off a teleprompter is usually undermined by scorching twee...Keep on reading: Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Fowler overcomes strange triple bogey to win Phoenix Open

By John Marshall, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler birdied two of his final four holes and overcame a bizarre triple bogey on the 11th hole at TPC Scottsdale to win the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Leading by five, Fowler took a 7 on the par-4 11th after a chip shot skipped across the green and into the water and a second ball rolled into the water on its own. Branden Grace took the lead with consecutive birdies, but hit his tee shot into the water on the drivable par-4 17th for a bogey. Fowler had two-putt birdies on Nos. 15 and 17, then got up-and-down on the 18th for par. He shot 3-over 74 to finish at 17-under 267 for his fifth PGA Tour victory and second in seven tries with a 54-hole lead. Grace closed with a 69 to finish two shots back......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

World Slasher Cup enters last two final rounds at Big Dome

Two more final rounds of the 2019 World Slasher Cup 9-Cock Invitational Derby will be held today and Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019