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Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJun 23rd, 2018

Taylor Swift brings her Reputation stadium tour to Netflix

MANILA, Philippines – Are you ready for it? The girl with the big reputation, Taylor Swift, celebrated her 29th birthday on Thursday, December 13 (Friday, December 14 in the Philippines) by giving her fans a birthday gift to remember – the announcement that her Reputation Stadium Tour is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Town waits for symbols of courage of Samareños

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar --- The residents of this sleepy town in Eastern Samar are just days away from realizing their dream of getting back the bells that had been seized from them as trophies by the Americans 117 years ago. For them, the bells symbolize their courage to stand up to a foreign power. Constancia Calesterio, 62, said the people of Balangiga had been demanding the return of the bells as far as she could remember. "These bells are not only owned by the Church but by the people of Balangiga," said Calesterio, who works at the information center of the Parish Pastoral Council of the St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish Church, where the bells would be eventually installed ...Keep on reading: Town waits for symbols of courage of Samareños.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” 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 NewsDec 10th, 2018

They survived the Holocaust. Must they go back into hiding?

They survived the Europe of the Holocaust. But a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in the United States has rekindled old fears: Should they again go into hiding, or should they instead reach out to share their experiences? Nearly all of them were children or adolescents in the early 1940s. They remember having their youth stolen from them --- by fear, by desperate flight, by separation from relatives, and in some cases by the Nazi death camps. If there was one country where they felt they were safe, it was the United States, where many of them have now lived for decades. They have, to be sure, heard the occasional anti-Semitic slight or perhaps seen a swastika daubed on a wa...Keep on reading: They survived the Holocaust. Must they go back into hiding?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Revilla looks forward to new chapter of his life after plunder acquittal

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr is looking forward to a "new chapter" of his life following the Sandiganbayan's decision to acquit him of plunder "Mga kababayan ko, basta't tandaan ninyo, ito'y simula pa lamang, ito'y bagong chapter ng ating buhay (My countrymen, remember, this is just the beginning, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

They’re writing our obituary—again

  In 2000, I remember, I was sitting in a meeting where a slide was presented showing the impending death of magazine publishing and the sure world dominance of the web.   In fact, the opposite happened. By the end of 2001, the "dotcom bubble" burst, as the infamous turn of events was called, with a majority of publicly traded dotcom companies closing, and incredibly enormous investment capital fizzling out.   While this phenomenon was more a lesson in runaway venture capitalism than it was about media and technology, still, to me, the lesson learned was---stop writing the obituary for media, whatever media it is, because a fail-proof media oracle has yet to...Keep on reading: They’re writing our obituary—again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Jazz beat Rockets to keep hot streak going | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Reserve Derrick Favors finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz delivered another shooting night to remember with a 118-91 victory over the Houston RocketsREAD The post Ja.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Early holiday break for Kris Bernal

Actress-entrepreneur Kris Bernal took a two-week vacation to visit her sister, a nurse in Los Angeles. She told the Inquirer that her break from work will be until this weekend.   That, Kris said, will be her Christmas celebration this year. "I'll be spending time with family, so [it's like an early Christmas treat for me]," she said.   The "Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko" actress tried to recall her fondest Christmas memory: "I can't remember one particular instance but [spending it with family is always special]. The family just got together and ate. It's like a regular celebration. And it was a time away from work."---OLIVER PULUMBARIT  ...Keep on reading: Early holiday break for Kris Bernal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Jazz blast Rockets to keep hot streak going

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Reserve Derrick Favors finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz delivered another shooting night to remember with a 118-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday, December 6 (Friday, December 7, Manila time). Joe Ingles chipped in 18 points and, like Favors, Dante ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Kyrie Irving leads Celtics past Knicks for four straight wins

BOSTON --- Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving. The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that snapped New York's six-game losing streak. "I was thinking about it since we lost to them," the Celtics point guard said after scoring 22 points to coast past the Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night and exact a measure of revenge for the embarrassing earlier loss. "I remember players from other teams asking about what's going on when we were 10-10." Irving also had eight assists before leaving the game with about four minutes left, rubbing his right s...Keep on reading: Kyrie Irving leads Celtics past Knicks for four straight wins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red Sox

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi’s marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. “We’re very happy to have Nathan back with us,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement as the deal was announced Thursday. “He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series. His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever.” A 28-year-old right-hander who has had a pair of Tommy John surgeries, Eovaldi was acquired by Boston from Tampa Bay on July 25. He went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA down the stretch. He made four starts against the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA, and beat the New York in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, when he gave up one run in seven innings. In six postseason appearances, including two starts, Eovaldi went 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA, a .185 opponent’s batting average, 16 strikeouts, and three walks Eovaldi pitched one inning of relief in each of the first two games of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He entered Game 3 in the 12th inning and threw 97 pitches over six-plus innings, preventing the bullpen from enduring additional stress. Boston lost the game when Eovaldi surrendered an 18th-inning home run to Max Muncy, but his performance inspired his teammates. Manager Alex Cora credited Eovaldi’s effort with being one of the catalysts that helped Boston win its fourth World Series title in 15 years. At the premiere of the Red Sox’s 2018 season highlight video, Eovaldi got the biggest cheers when his name was mentioned, with the crowd chanting “Bring him back!” “Nobody’s going to remember who won that game. Everybody’s going to remember Nate Eovaldi,” Cora said. Eovaldi is part of a projected starting rotation that includes Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. Eovaldi had Tommy John surgery in 2007 when he was a junior in high school and his second in August 2016 while with the Yankees. He was let go by New York after the season and signed with Tampa Bay, a deal that guaranteed $2 million in 2017 and included a $2 million option for 2018. He had arthroscopic surgery late in spring training to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow and did not make his season debut until May 30 — his first major league game since Aug. 10, 2016. Boston earlier reached a $6.25 million, one-year contract with first baseman Steve Pearce, the World Series MVP. Remaining unsigned players who became free agents after winning the Series include closer Craig Kimbrel, left-hander Drew Pomeranz, right-hander Joe Kelly and second basemen Brandon Phillips and Ian Kinsler......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Late Bush loved jokes but…

Former senator Alan Simpson remembered his congressional buddy, the late George H.W. Bush, as an avid joke listener during his eulogy for the former president in Washington, DC on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. But Bush can’t remember the punchline, according to Simpson. Watch the video......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Not looking to score, Thirdy Ravena still ends up with best scoring output yet

MANILA, Philippines---It was a series to remember for Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo swept University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball finals. The versatile forward produced a career performance of 38 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the Blue Eagles' 99-81 title-clinching win in Game 2 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. That scoring output is the highest of Ravena collegiate career but he said he wasn't even looking to score that night. "My mission was to give everything that I can and I didn't really expect to score," said Ravena after he won his second straight Finals MVP plum. "If it wasn't for my teammates it won't be possible for me to score ...Keep on reading: Not looking to score, Thirdy Ravena still ends up with best scoring output yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Filipinos Need to Remember What George H.W. Bush Stood For

We remember former U.S. President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30 at the age of 94. A recent Houston Chronicle editorial notes that Bush’s vision, which he “was willing to risk everything to defend, and one still worth pursuing today” is what he called a “New World Order.” This was his “dream, in which world peace would be guaranteed by a cooperative international structure, where small states would not be at the mercy of their neighbors’ territorial ambitions” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Fra Lippo Lippi’s Per Sorensen performs with MPO, Dec. 6, Resorts World Manila

Back in the late 1980s, as a newbie associate editor joining managing editor James Saspa at Jingle music magazine, I remember a nerd-looking guy named Edilberto Sulat Jr. applying as a contributing writer in the record reviews section. He was then still in college at the University of Santo Tomas, but demonstrated confidence and style in his writing, which he bylined with a stylized Bert Jnr. The fun and fulfillment of writing in Jingle was that individuality and total freedom of expression were encouraged, such that Bert Jnr. could get away with his British colloquialisms and slang. At times I couldn't dig his idiosyncrasies. But now, looking back, I realized that, somehow, h...Keep on reading: Throwback Thursday: Fra Lippo Lippi’s Per Sorensen performs with MPO, Dec. 6, Resorts World Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Vince Carter enjoying his decision to go to Atlanta

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Vince Carter could have gone anywhere. To a contender, to chase a ring. To retirement, because he has nothing left to prove. To television, which seems like it will be his next vocation whenever his playing days end. Instead, he chose Atlanta — a young team, a rebuilding team, a team that probably has minimal chance of making the playoffs. And he’s happy. “I’m with a great bunch of guys,” Carter said. “I enjoy helping young guys who want to learn, who are willing to be coached and let you coach them and ask questions. It’s a small thing, but it’s a major thing — because if you’re asking questions, that means you’re trying to learn and grow. And these guys are all great.” He’s the NBA’s oldest active player, someone who turns 42 next month. When he was drafted in June 1998, neither Trae Young nor Kevin Huerter had been born yet. And they’re the starting backcourt for the Hawks this season, Carter’s 21st in the league, with Atlanta being the eighth team he’s played with. Carter talked with Dwyane Wade during the offseason about their options; Wade was considering retirement, and Carter was deciding where to play next. Wade said Carter doesn’t need a ring to complete any sort of legacy, and applauded the decision to go to Atlanta. “It’s very cool,” Wade said. “I think everybody on the outside has what they think someone should do. I was like, ‘Man, it’d be cool if he went back to Toronto.’ I had my story for him. But he decided to continue to do things the way that he’s done it, and I think it’s him understanding the importance of what he has to offer to the game and young players, and an organization that wanted him to come in and give that.” There are no regrets. Barring a change of address or another season — which is possible — Carter’s career will end with him getting to the conference finals only once, and never appearing in the NBA Finals. The closest he got was with Orlando in 2010, when the Magic lost the Eastern Conference finals to Boston in six games. “It’s easy to go sit on the bench and watch your team win and not really contribute,” Carter said. “Yeah, with my voice, I could contribute. But I want to do both.” So Carter is hanging with the kids. “It’s good for me,” Carter said. “Keeps me young.” RAPTORS RISING Toronto is off to the best start in the NBA at 20-4, four games clear of Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference already (and four games in the loss column ahead of Philadelphia as well). The scary thing is, it could have been better. It’s been forgotten, but the Raptors’ season also includes a three-game losing streak — all in a five-day span last month. They lost by 16 against New Orleans to fall to 12-2, then wasted a 19-point lead and lost to Detroit, then watched Kawhi Leonard miss late in regulation in what became an overtime loss to Boston. They’re 8-0 since, and first-year coach Nick Nurse has his team rolling. “Nick has done a really good job with this team and the way they play,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. THE WEEK AHEAD A game per day to check out this week: Oklahoma City at Detroit, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): Former teammates Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson seem to like going head-to-head. San Antonio at Utah, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): The Spurs struggled with the Jazz last season, and this opens a tough road back-to-back. Philadelphia at Toronto, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Raptors have opened up a sizable lead in the East, and face a good test here. New York at Boston, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): After a sluggish start, the Celtics are starting to look like the team many envisioned. Golden State at Milwaukee, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the same floor is must-watch. Miami at L.A. Clippers, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): Wade is eager for this — his wife and their newborn daughter are currently staying in Los Angeles. Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): A matchup of two of the East’s best teams, and it’s never too early to think about positioning. HISTORIC WARRIORS Not even two months into the season, and the Golden State Warriors have already done something that no team in more than 50 years has accomplished. The Warriors are the second team in NBA history, joining the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers, to have three different players with a 50-point game in the same regular season. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have reached 50 already this season. The 1961-62 Lakers’ trio to do so: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Rudy LaRusso. Could Golden State get a fourth into the 50-point column? Who knows, but remember, DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t played yet this season — has a pair of 50-point games in on his career resume......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Ateneo gives U.P. a lesson on UAAP’s biggest stage

    MANILA, Philippines – Remember those days as a kid when you wondered for so long when you would finally beat your big brother at pick-up? It was dreadful, wasn’t it? Being the one who was easily bullied near the rim, or too short to shoot over the outstretched arms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

'BeBonifacio: Netizens imagine if Andres Bonifacio had a Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines – Remember the hashtag imagining what national hero Andres Bonifacio would say if he had a Twitter account? In commemoration of Bonifacio’s 155th birth anniversary on Friday, November 30, Rappler revived the #BeBonifacio Twitter conversation encouraging netizens to tweet how the hero of the revolution would react to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Opposition tells Filipinos: Remember Bonifacio& apos;s & apos;life of political activism& apos; - Philippine Star

Opposition tells Filipinos: Remember Bonifacio's 'life of political activism' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Opposition tells Filipinos: Remember Bonifacio s life of political activism

On the 155th birth anniversary of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, Vice President Leni Robredo said in a statement addressing the holiday that Filipino should remember Bonifacio’s life of “political activism.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018