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The making of Morissette

MANILA, Philippines — Performing at the Araneta Coliseum can be merely a dream for many local performers......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 3rd, 2018

Proposed solar farm in Sarangani gets CEPNS

A PROPOSED solar farm in Sarangani province has been added to the Department of Energy’s (DoE) list of energy projects of national significance, making it eligible to all the perks that come with the certification......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Reddit forum closed over inappropriate content against women

A community on Reddit containing lewd remarks on photos of Filipino women was taken down due to violation of the platform’s policies and invasion of privacy rights. The forum or subreddit called r/jakolandia featured photos of female celebrities and other private individuals with users making lewd comments and remarks. These images were purportedly taken from […] The post Reddit forum closed over inappropriate content against women appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut | Inquirer Technology

WASHINGTON --- The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere. Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of U.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

Stephens wins battle of frenemies at Australian Open

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sloane Stephens advanced at the Australian Open at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos in a second-round match the women's tour billed as a battle of the so-called "frenemies." Fifth-seeded Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, dominated the Rod Laver Arena opener 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday but Babos kept her working by saving 18 of the 23 break points she faced. The pair combined to win three junior Grand Slam doubles titles — the French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open — in 2010. Stephens said she knew what to expect from Babos but that didn't make it any smoother. "I just had to hang in there and be patient," she said. Stephens will next play No. 31-seeded Petra Martic, who beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 7-5. Under sunny skies and an expected high temperature of 29 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit), local hope Ashleigh Barty was due to play the second match on the main show court against Wang Yafan. This is the first time since 2014 that Stephens has put back-to-back wins together at Melbourne Park. She reached the fourth round in 2014, a year after making a run to the semifinals. "It's tough getting back into the swing of things," Stephens said of her preparation for the season-opening major, which this month included first- and second-round losses in Brisbane and Sydney. "It's a little bit toasty, but a beautiful place to play." In other early women's matches Wednesday, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eliminated ninth-seeded Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of a major for the first time since her quarterfinal run here in 2017, and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat 20th-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3. No. 19-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced 6-3, 6-3 over Zoe Hives 6-3, 6-3. Defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were in action later Wednesday, as well the No. 2-ranked players Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 14 min. ago

What’s your favorite way to bond with your kids?

"Our favorite way to bond is doing chores together on weekends. "Saturday morning is pancakes-and-bacon day. She's always excited to mix the pancake batter. No matter how messy it gets, I make sure we clean up our mess together. "We start our day by making breakfast, then giving our dogs a bath and helping her dad clean the car. "Saturday is also coin laundry day. She'd help load and unload clothes and her stuffed toys. She'd 'help' me fold the face towels and her clothes. (At least that's what she believes she's doing). "Finally, we have a once-a-month (usually the last weekend) Mommy and Gabby mani-pedi day, you know, to reward ourselves."---Grace Murillo, mom to Gabby,...Keep on reading: What’s your favorite way to bond with your kids?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 14 min. ago

Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

WASHINGTON --- Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, including at the White House. Otherwise, he joked, first lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's wife, would be making salads. "I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown?" Trump told the team gathered Monday in the White House East Room. "Or do we give you some little quick salads tha...Keep on reading: Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 14 min. ago

Game from quick exit, Venus Williams wins at Australian Open

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Things were looking bad for Venus Williams, who was perilously close to an opening-round exit at the Australian Open for the fourth time in six years. When she double-faulted twice in the span of three points, Williams suddenly trailed by a set and a break against 25th-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu. At that moment, 1½ hours into the match, all that separated Williams from defeat was one game. Just one. And over the next 70 minutes Tuesday, Williams went from nearly gone to moving on, putting together a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Buzarnescu to reach the second round in Melbourne. "It was pretty hairy there," the 38-year-old Williams said. "I hope this match will prepare me for the rest of the tournament." She knows her way around a Grand Slam court and a real challenge, having won seven major titles and dealt with an energy sapping autoimmune disease for years. This match against Buzarnescu, a 30-year-old Romanian who earned a Ph.D. degree in sports science while taking an injury-forced sabbatical from tennis, had plenty of ups and downs for Williams, much like her recent record. After a real resurgence that saw her get to two finals — including at the 2017 Australian Open, where she lost to her younger sister Serena, a straight-set winner Tuesday — and two other semifinals in a six-major span, Williams was bumped from two of the past four Slams in the first round. Thanks to recent results, the former No. 1-ranked player is currently 36th; the last time she appeared at a major without the benefit of a seeding was the 2014 Australian Open. And so, in the seedings anyway, Williams was the underdog in this one, even if Buzarnescu was making only her fifth main-draw appearance at a Slam. She came in seeking her first career victory at the Australian Open, where she lost to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki a year ago in her Melbourne debut. And so while she did move out to that early lead, Williams credited "experience" with helping her turn things around. "I feel like I've played the game for a while," said Williams, who recently split from longtime coach David Witt. "You just have to buckle down and try to play better than your opponent, and it worked out today." Sure did, but it was touch-and-go there for a bit. Buzarnescu served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but Williams broke at love there, then was superior in the tiebreaker that would follow. In the third set, Williams went up immediately, breaking to lead 2-0, and that was pretty much that. If anything, Williams looked stronger and stronger as the match stretched beyond 2½ hours. "It was a real marathon," said Williams, who faces Alize Cornet in the second round. "She played amazing and it was really hard to get on top of her.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Reef Makes a Pledge for Cleaner Beaches

Dedicated to making sure beaches stay clean and healthy, international beach apparel brand Reef pledges to use the fun, freedom and spirit of the beach to champion a better life for people and planet. To achieve this, Reef is targeting to accomplish 1,500 beach clean ups, remove 150,000 lbs of trash, and engage 30,000 volunteers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Gase s eyes the star during new Jets coach s intro

By Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase's wide-eyed gazes were the star of his Big Apple welcome. The New York Jets coach was formally introduced Monday at the team's facility, and social media was quickly abuzz. No, not with his vision for the team or where he sees quarterback Sam Darnold's progress going. It was all about Gase's eyes, which were intensely focused at times throughout the nearly 20-minute news conference. So, of course it took social media no more than a New York minute to notice — and excitedly create sudden memes and gifs that poked fun at the new Jets coach's eyes. A Twitter account called Adam Gase's Eyes — @Crazy_Gase_Eyes — featuring TV screen grabs and various photos, was also quickly created by an unknown user — and had nearly 200 followers and 27 tweets in just two hours. "Just keeping my eyes on the prize, guys," the account tweeted. Just keeping my eyes on the prize, guys. — Adam Gase's Eyes (@Crazy_Gase_Eyes) January 14, 2019 The 40-year-old Gase was hired last Friday to replace the fired Todd Bowles. Gase was fired by the Miami Dolphins after three years, going 23-26, including a playoff loss in his first season. ESPN reporter Cameron Wolfe, who covers the Dolphins, said he got four texts about Gase's eyes during the new Jets coach's news conference. "Those are normal," Wolfe tweeted. "He's an intense guy, but he'll probably be more relaxed in less formal settings." I've got four texts about Adam Gase's eyes during his 15-min NYJ pressers. Those are normal. He's an intense guy, but he'll probably be more relaxed in less formal settings. — Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) January 14, 2019 Still, that didn't stop the Twitterverse from making a spectacle of Gase's eyes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Curry, Warriors bomb Mavs

DALLAS — Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 three-pointers and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday night. Curry’s 11th three-pointer tied a season high Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter. Curry’s 11th three-pointer — tying a season […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

What Are the Changes in FHA Loan Requirements in 2019?

For those who are planning to purchase a home and need help doing it, it's important to be aware of FHA loan requirements. This type of loan is federally insured and protects lenders from risk, which allows them to loan the money with confidence. There are requirements for both lenders and borrowers in place. The changes in these requirements for 2019 can impact borrowers who are hoping to secure an FHA loan. What is an FHA loan? The Federal Housing Administration insures FHA loans. Rather than a bank or other lender providing the backing for the loan, the FHA backs the loan. This removes the risk for the lender in the event of a default, making the lender more willing to loan the mone...Keep on reading: What Are the Changes in FHA Loan Requirements in 2019?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Making sense of DFA’s passport data theft controversy

The claim of passport data theft that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. revealed on Twitter raised concerns over the government’s lack of security for Filipinos’ personal records. Last week, Locsin informed the public as response to queries on Twitter that a private contractor of the Department of Foreign Affairs stole all the […] The post Making sense of DFA’s passport data theft controversy appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Theresa May says no Brexit more likely than no deal -BBC

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal as Tuesday’s key […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

The ANC Brief: Passport data theft

Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today. Source link link: The ANC Brief: Passport data theft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Budenholzer s return

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Mike Budenholzer's return to Atlanta. Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league's only team not to drop consecutive games. Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, said before the game that he wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. The Bucks are soaring, thanks mostly to the 6'11", 242-pound Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 on free throws and had two dazzling assists early in the fourth. He first smothered Young to steal the ball and feed George Hill for a three-pointer that made it 104-90, before adding a no-look drop pass on D.J. Wilson's layup for a 16-point lead. He later hit a couple of jumpers to make it a 15-point advantage. Milwaukee has won 12-of-15 dating to Dec. 14 (Dec. 15, PHL time). The Bucks began the day outscoring opponents by an NBA-leading 9.1 points per game. Antetokounmpo showed no ill effects after sitting out Friday (Saturday, PHL time) with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion. Young finished with 26 points, and DeAndre' Bembry added 18 for Atlanta, which dropped to 13-30. The Hawks have dropped 6-of-8. Their 24 turnovers led to 34 points for Milwaukee. TIP-INS Bucks: Antetokounmpo did a postgame jersey exchange with 41-year-old Hawks F Vince Carter. ... G Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and missed just his second free throw in 86 free-throw attempts this season. ... Middleton began the day averaging 20.4 points over his previous eight games. Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team's third-leading scorer, returned after missing the last 18 games with a left ankle sprain. On a minutes restriction, Prince had seven points and five rebounds in 11 minutes. ... G Kent Bazemore, the team's second-leading scorer, has missed eight straight games with a right ankle injury. NO REGRETS Budenholzer said "change and moving is part of life" when asked before the game about leaving the Hawks. Calling it "a heck of a five years," Budenholzer wasn't looking back with animosity following a 24-58 finish last season. He was the NBA Coach of the Year in his second season, leading Atlanta to 60 wins and its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. When principal owner Tony Ressler bought the team and Danny Ferry was out as general manager, Budenholzer added president of basketball operations to his title, but the Hawks made three bad moves that set the organization back and precipitated the rebuild. Al Horford and Paul Millsap, two model team leaders, left as free agents after the Hawks decided not to trade them. In between those gaffes, the team signed mercurial center Dwight Howard to a three-year, $70.5 million contract and was dealt away after one ill-fit season. Budenholzer said he loves his job with the Bucks and wishes the Hawks well. "A rebuild — it's a tough job to be the owner in a rebuild, to be a GM to be a coach. These are tough jobs, and so I don't know who the right coach is," he said. "And I think they feel great about where they are and that's important for them. They have their direction they know where they're going. I'm obviously very happy with our team, our front office and our roster. I'm very excited about where I am." UP NEXT Bucks: Host Miami on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Castro jumps into 2020 fray

SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Christian Bautista on making each decision with new wife: It’s no longer just about me

For Christian Bautista, married life has so far been nothing but "bliss." "There's just a lot of joy and love," Christian, who tied the knot with Kat Ramnani in Bali, Indonesia last November, told the Inquirer at a recent press conference. "It feels great to go home to someone who supports and loves you; someone you want to support and love, too." Christian's schedule is almost always packed---concerts, corporate engagements, taping for television shows. He had no problem juggling all these when he was single. This time, he may have to set some limitations. Partners "It would be unfair to my wife if I just say, 'Sorry, but this is how my life is, and you have to accept...Keep on reading: Christian Bautista on making each decision with new wife: It’s no longer just about me.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Tickets for Tokyo Olympics may go on sale in late April | Inquirer Sports

TOKYO --- General tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go on sale as early as late April this year, it has been learned. The Games' organizing committee is making final arrangements with an ey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Bulacan water project starts commercial operations

THE P24.4-billion Bulacan bulk water supply project will start commercial operations on Monday, making it the first major water project to be completed under the current administration......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019