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Taiwan machete killer caught

The Bureau of Immigration yesterday announced the arrest and impending deportation of Taiwan’s No. 1 Most Wanted Criminal tagged for the grisly murder of a Canadian teacher whose body was cut into several pieces and dumped in a river. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the captured fugitive, 37-year-old Oren Shlomo Mayer, is currently detained at […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 11th, 2018

Taiwan s Apache attack helicopters go into service amid China tensions

  TAOYUAN, Taiwan – Taiwan on Tuesday, July 18, put into service its fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters, upgrading its defenses against a growing military threat from China. The US sold 30 Apache AH-64E – also known as the "tank killer" – to Taiwan as part of a $6.5 billion arms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

LOOK: Kib Montalbo meets idol Chris Ross, then gets all sweet with Des Cheng

De La Salle Green Archers team captain Kib Montalbo was a happy camper earlier this week after finally getting to meet one of his basketball idols.  Montalbo took to twitter Wednesday evening and posted a picture of himself alongside PBA star Chris Ross of the San Miguel Beermen.  Finally with my idol! @cmross6 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/nrb7VWmjdp — Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) June 27, 2018 Montalbo chose a pretty good basketball idol to look up to, given that Ross is a six-time PBA champion a two-time PBA Finals MVP, and a former PBA Best Player of the Conference Awardee.  Montalbo is doing good for himself in the collegiate ranks as well, having already captured two UAAP titles with DLSU.  With the Bacolod-born playmaker set to play out his final year with DLSU this coming UAAP Season 81, it won't be a longshot if we see Montalbo and Ross play with, or against each other in the PBA one day.  For now however, Montalbo has his sights set on the UAAP, and in preparation, he and the Green Archers are set to jet to Taiwan to defend their BLIA Cup championship.  Now, the picture with Ross is nice and all, but something that caught the fans eyes is the little exchange Montalbo had with...special someone...DLSU Lady Spiker Desiree Cheng following the photo.  Obviously happy for Kib finally getting to meet his hero, Des replied with a playful "Yieeee", followed by a subtle jab at excited eyes.  Saan na mata mu — Desiree Wynea Cheng (@itsmedescheng) June 27, 2018 As smooth as he is on the court, Montalbo has a pretty good comeback for Cheng.  Nasayo lang po 😍 — Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) June 27, 2018 Yo. Kib Montalbo coming up with the big plays on and off the court. #KibRee fans stand up. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Why does Duterte have a cameo in a Taiwanese politician’s campaign poster?

President Rodrigo Duterte has a cameo appearance in the campaign posters of a city councilor in Taiwan, showing how his bloody war on drugs has developed a reputation overseas. The pictures were originally uploaded on Facebook by Nieviv Sucuaje but it caught the media’s attention and was soon shared on their respective Facebook pages.    Reports […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades. Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy… link: Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Brighter days seem to be in store for Knicks, new coach Fizdale

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst There was only one job that made sense for David Fizdale. Despite all the openings for which he interviewed, his pedigree and background -- and, let’s be honest, ambition -- made one gig stand out above the others. And it’s the one he got, with the New York Knicks. New York agreed to a four-year deal with Fizdale last week, a correct pairing of young coach and franchise that is trying to build back up the right way, with an emphasis on defense and conditioning that is right up Fizdale’s alley. No matter the occasional oddity created by working for Jim Dolan, he is an owner who has been willing to spend money when asked, and his team is in the top media market on earth. When you win there, they have parades for you in the Canyon of Heroes, and you almost always wind up in your particular sport’s Hall of Fame. You can’t not take the shot. The Knicks believe they’re in a place where the things Fizdale did in Miami and what he took to Memphis -- his philosophy of culture-building, team-building, discipline and how he connects to players -- were a good fit for where they are as a franchise. Among the 11 candidates the Knicks interviewed for the job, several had more head coaching experience than Fizdale -- whose tenure in Memphis lasted exactly 101 regular season games and six playoff games. But Fizdale checked the most boxes, and at 43, the Knicks are betting he has a lot of growing and improving to do, just as the team does. The Knicks, of course, looked into just why the Grizzlies fired Fizdale so abruptly last season, after just 19 games. Team president Steve Mills and General Manager Scott Perry didn’t just get started in the league last week; they know a lot of people. The chatter around the league was that Memphis chose star center Marc Gasol over Fizdale after the two clashed during the coach’s season-plus there. As I wrote just after Fizdale was fired, the deterioration in their relationship reached the point of no return when Fizdale went after Gasol hard in a film session, basically dismissing the importance of Gasol’s accomplishments overseas, including as a member of the Spanish national team. That that rankled Gasol to no end should have been no surprise to anyone paying attention. The Spanish team’s international triumphs are a point of considerable and understandable pride for both Marc Gasol and his brother, Pau. They helped lead Spain to the greatest era of basketball accomplishment in that country’s history, including a 2006 gold medal at what was then called the FIBA World Championships. Fizdale tried to fix things with Gasol, even flying to Europe after the season to try and make it right. But Gasol was close with majority owner Robert Pera; Fizdale wasn’t. That closed off a potential area of outreach between the two. Gasol had no interest in rapprochement, a stance that Grizzlies players made clear to Fizdale throughout the season. (Caught most in the middle, per league sources, was Grizzlies veteran point guard Mike Conley, Jr., who did and does have strong relationships with both men.) But, importantly, in his discussions with the Knicks, Fizdale took responsibility for his failures with Gasol. He didn’t blame Gasol or anyone else. As one of his chief calling cards is connecting with players, and not finding common ground with Gasol was an L he has to take. “He knew where he messed up and what he’d try to let it never happen again,” said a source who’s spoken with Fizdale since his firing. But, equally importantly, just because Fizdale couldn’t make it work with Gasol doesn’t mean he’s doomed to a similar outcome with All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis. The 22-year-old’s relationship with the Knicks has been scrutinized within an inch of its life the last couple of years. The toxicity level reached under former president Phil Jackson has abated some, but Porzingis and the team still have some navigation to do -- a trip that is blurred as Porzingis continues rehabbing and recovering from the torn ACL he suffered in February. (Porzingis’s brother, Janis, who serves as his agent, politely declined comment on the Fizdale hire via text Saturday, though the Knicks were in contact with Janis Porzingis during the coaching search.) Porzingis’s injury keeps the Knicks in flux, a position it seems they’ve been in most years since the Nixon administration. He is a potential superstar -- “potential” is used quite deliberately here, as “The Unicorn’s” stans on social media have made a very talented offensive player into something that he is not, at least not yet -- a transcendent player. But, assuming Porzingis ultimately makes a full and healthy return, New York has a terrific building block around which to build. And, they have a chance to really get in the game in the summer of 2019. First, they’ll have to resolve Joakim Noah’s status -- he has two years and roughly $38 million left on his current deal. It’s likely the Knicks will stretch him and the only question is whether that happens before or after next season. If it’s the former, the Knicks can spread the remainder of his salary across five seasons; if the latter, three seasons. Nothing is certain, but it would be surprising to see Noah still in New York by the start of camp. Why saddle a new coach with an old problem? That would leave the Knicks with more flexibility going into ’19, which is when Perry has said he’d like New York to be ready to pounce in free agency -- and when the likes of Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard (player option) and Jimmy Butler (player option) can be free agents. But until that bridge year, Fizdale will have to max out the existing roster. Charitably, there’s not a lot there at present that’s proven and has led to much winning anywhere. The Knicks will need to be lucky in next week’s Lottery -- preferably, getting a high enough pick to land one of the elite big men that should be among the top four or five picks in the Draft. If that doesn’t happen, the hope in New York is that until the roster improves, Fizdale can develop the talents of the Knicks’ trio of guards -- Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Tim Hardaway, Jr. -- in which New York has invested Draft and literal treasure the last couple of seasons. (It will help that Fizdale’s relationship with Hardaway, Jr., goes back to when the latter was a kid and his father, the master of the killer crossover, worked in the Heat organization after Tim Hardaway Sr.’s playing days ended.) The additional hope is that Fizdale will get Ntilikina in elite shape while honing his competitive edge, and that a full season under Fizdale will let the Knicks know once and for all if Mudiay can be a significant contributor. Fizdale will also have to adjust his nomenclature. Last week’s story in the New York Daily News correctly identified Fizdale’s consistent referencing “the Miami Way” as shorthand for how he wanted to do things in Memphis alienated Grizzlies people who were -- again, justifiably -- proud of the “Grit-n’Grind” era that produced seven straight playoff appearances before this season’s 22-60 crater. And, he’ll have to be prepared to be, perhaps, the biggest face of the franchise, in a city whose media is dogged and nonplussed and will often go off cockeyed in a crazy, incorrect direction. But its influence should never be underestimated. Fizdale is from Los Angeles, and he has a great way with most. And it didn’t hurt him to work some for ESPN while he was between jobs. But he’ll have to learn the media landscape in New York quickly -- who to befriend, who to be wary of, who he can trust and who he cannot. (Also: I’m sure the Knicks pointed out to him that while he had several causes which were near and dear to him in Memphis, from advocating the removal of Confederate statues in the city to lending his name to other civic causes, he needs to win games in Gotham first.) At base, the Knicks will want to see players throughout the roster held accountable, and charged to compete on a nightly basis. There was not enough of either last season under coach Jeff Hornacek -- who, in fairness, didn’t have all that much time to put his stamp on what was a poor roster. Fizdale will get more time. The Knicks’ roster will look a lot different in two years than it does now. Fizdale will have to be a lot different coach than he was in Memphis, as well. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. 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 NewsMay 8th, 2018

Bulanadi shoots Che Lu-Baste back on track

Allyn Bulanadi caught fire and drained six threes to anchor Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos to a 74-67 conquest of Jose Rizal University, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig. Catching fire in the third quarter, the swingman fired 11 of his 26 points in the frame as the Revellers slowly erected its lead that got to its peak at 16, 66-50, midway in the payoff period. The Heavy Bombers tried to mount a late rally, but fell flat as the uprising only got them within five, 61-66, before Samboy de Leon doused that comeback with a killer three in the last 2:03. Jeepy Faundo added 13 markers and nine boards while Michael Calisaan got nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks as Che’Lu-San Sebastian leveled its standing at 3-3. “Talagang big relief ito,” said coach Stevenson Tiu. “Kung matalo kami dito, I don’t think we have a chance sa quarters.” Jeckster Apinan topscored for the skidding JRU (1-3) with 14 points and eight rebounds, as they now succumb to their third straight loss. BOX SCORES CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 74 — Bulanadi 26, Faundo 13, Calisaan 9, De Leon 7, Jeruta 7, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Batino 3, Costelo 0, David 0, Lao 0, Santos 0. JRU 67 — Apinan 14, De Guzman 9, Esguerra 9, Dela Virgen 8, Mendoza 8, Pontejos 7, Ramos 7, Yu 5, Sawat 0, Tobiano 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-13, 35-26, 57-45, 74-67......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel

Blackwater caught another big fish, this time slaying defending three-time champion San Miguel, 106-96, Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome. The Elite were blistering from beyond the arc and went 13-of-26 from three to snapped their four-game losing skid and grab their first victory since toppling Ginebra last January 12. Mike DiGregorio pumped 26 points on a 5-of-9 outside shooting and collected five assists and three rebounds, while JP Erram tallied a double-double with 24 markers, 18 boards, four blocks, and three assists. Allein Maliksi chipped in 11 points, eight dimes, and six boards as Blackwater improved its record to 3-5. "With three more ga...Keep on reading: Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 12th, 2017

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 12th, 2017

What is South Korea’s take on the killing? – BBC News

Only a few people know why VX was chosen &'' presumably by North Korea &'' as the chemical agent of Kim Jong-nam's assassination, and they're not talking. The (perhaps unwitting) women who smeared his face with the highly toxic oil are unlikely to know much about the substance. And the men who left the terminal in Kuala Lumpur for Dubai even as the victim staggered around seeking medical help are not about to share their secrets with anyone far from Pyongyang. But in South Korea, there is much speculation. Was it a deliberate signal from the North that nuclear isn't the only weapon of mass destruction just over the border? Or was it simply an effective way of killing a reclusive man in a public place? It has certainly raised the temperature in South Korea. Monday's Joongang Daily says: &'8220;The government must take steps immediately to protect the country from chemical weapons dangers.&'8221; The editorial raises the spectre of North Korea supplying terrorists with the substance (in the same way it may have helped Pakistan with nuclear technology and Syria with missile development). The editorial continues: &'8220;North Korea is known to have chemical weapons from 3,000 tonnes to 5,000 tonnes. It could threaten the world if Pyongyang sells any of these weapons to Islamic militants or other extremists to secure hard cash.&'8221; There is no doubt that the attack has sent a tremor of fear through the defector community in South Korea. Fugitives who were previously easy to contact have gone to ground. Thae Yong-ho, the diplomat who defected from the London embassy last year, already had bodyguards as he went incognito around Seoul but they would not have been able to protect him against a seemingly innocent member of the public just coming up and smearing him with a speck of VX. Two years ago, the American ambassador in Seoul was lucky to survive when his face was slashed with a blade in public. How much easier it would be to kill someone with a mere trace of a chemical. The great advantage of poisoning for the assassin is that it can be perfectly targeted and it kills with little immediate fuss. Only scientific examination afterwards reveals the cause. Those behind Kim Jong-nam's killing watched, then left. Alexander Litvinenko, a fugitive spy from Russia, took tea with two former KGB agents in London in 2006 and died three weeks later of poisoning by radioactive polonium-210, believed to have been administered in the cup. The BBC producer, Georgi Markov, was murdered at a bus stop in central London in 1978 but his killer vanished in the crowd seconds after the victim felt the pin-prick from an umbrella used like a syringe to inject the fatal poison. He had been a thorn in the side of the Bulgarian communist government but so simple and bloodless was the killing that nobody was ever identified as the perpetrator. The efficiency of poison as a means of assassination is leading North Korea watchers in South Korea to think that there was no great intention to send a signal by using VX specifically. Koh Yu-hwan, of Dongguk University, thinks that VX was chosen because of its efficiency; North Korea &'' or at least leader Kim Jong-un &'' allegedly wanted Kim Jong-nam dead and VX offered certainty. It also offered the possibility that the death would pass as being from natural causes, at least for the time before a serious post-mortem scientific examination could take place. Chang Yong-seok, of Seoul National University's Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, adds: &'8220;North Korea was already under immense pressure over its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and also its human rights issues. Things will get even more complicated for Pyongyang if its chemical weapons issues are thrown into the mix.&'8221; There are benefits and costs to Pyongyang of being caught red-handed. On the one hand, it would send a signal to dissidents that there will be no escaping the regime's ruthlessness. On the other, it also says to North Koreans that the regime at the top is insecure and fratricidal. News from outside does get into North Korea and the revelation that one ruling Kim was allegedly having his half-brother bumped off could scarcely strengthen the regime in the people's eyes. &'160; As a columnist in Daily NK puts it: &'8220;With the influx of information pouring into North Korea, more of its citizens are learning for the first time of Kim Jong-nam's existence, prompting them to speculate on the motive for the assassination.&'8221; There is some speculation in South Korea about the role of the two women suspected of carrying out the hit job. One researcher told the Associated Press news agency that the theory VX had been mixed from two innocuous chemicals into a deadly combination on the victim's face was unlikely. The expert said that VX could be produced in this way but not reliably. It is more likely that it was applied in its deadly form by people wearing protective gloves. &'8220;The security camera footage shows one of the women heading to the bathroom to wash her hands after attacking Kim. If she touched VX with her bare hands, she wouldn't have had the time to do even that,&'8221; the researcher told AP. If the means of murder is causing debate, the motive is not. In dynasties with hereditary rule, brothers are [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2017

TURNING POINT: The Sinking of the Unsinkable

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – Justice may be slow but it has finally caught up with the wily and elusive  Imelda Marcos. The load of guilt is quite heavy and it may finally sink the unsinkable first lady of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda is now facing arrest after the graft court found […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Certainty of being caught

Certainty of being caught.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Generika shocks F2 Logistics

Generika Ayala caught a big fish on its way to scoring its breakthrough victory in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference, netting a 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26 reversal over fancied F2 Logistics even as Foton streaked to its fourth straight win for a share of lead yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 55 min. ago

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire

NEW YORK --- Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company is expected to announce Tuesday that it will open two more bases outside of its Seattle headquarters: one in Crystal City in northern Virginia and the other in New York's Long Island City neighborhood. Amazon, which got its start as an online bookstore two decades ago, has grown to a behemoth that had nearly $180 billion in revenue last year. Its workforce has ballooned to more than 610,000 ...Keep on reading: From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Fitting farewell: Mocon ends NCAA career with 4th title, Finals MVP

Javee Mocon couldn't have had a better ending to his collegiate career than on Monday night. In his farewell game, Mocon led San Beda to its third straight NCAA championship and was also named Finals MVP. Mocon recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds on top of five blocks in Game 2 where the Red Lions swept the Lyceum Pirates for the second straight year. The Finals MVP plum didn't come as a surprise to many after the two-way forward averaged 15 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3 blocks in the title round. But of all people, it was Mocon who was caught off guard with the award. "Actually, I wasn't thinking about it," Mocon told reporters in Filipino after San Beda's 71-56...Keep on reading: Fitting farewell: Mocon ends NCAA career with 4th title, Finals MVP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

RAW Deal: A mad November for WWE

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – WWE Crown Jewel, WWE's controversial Saudi Arabia show, is finally done. They finally got through it. If you didn't bother to go catch the show, there isn’t really a reason to get all caught up – unless, of course, you're a hardcore Brock ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Taiwan construction firms eye PH projects

Taiwan construction firms eye PH projects.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Int’l rondalla groups perform in Gov’t Center

THREE rondalla groups, including two from outside the country, have performed at the Bacolod City Government Center on Nov. 9, 2018 as part of the 5th International Rondalla/ Plucked String Music Festival from Nov. 3 to 11. The groups are the Taiwan Bamboo Orchestra and Taipei Guzheng Ensemble from Taiwan, Art Company Dalmoon from South Korea, […] The post Int’l rondalla groups perform in Gov’t Center appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

OPPO R17 Pro takes killer night shots

OPPO R17 Pro takes killer night shots.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Fire hits candy factory in Taytay | News

A candy factory at the Rizal Technopark in Taytay, Rizal caught fire before dawn Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018