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

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

BOSTON --- The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic champion's return to competition after a two-year break. In the moment, Hurd was frustrated. And then Tom Forster came over. The newly appointed high-performance team coordinator for the embattled USA Gymnastics women's elite program pulled Hurd aside and put things in perspective. "He was like, 'It's OK because now is not your peak time anyways,'" Hurd said. "That was the exact mind...Keep on reading: Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 59 min. ago

Indigenous Fire Making

Lumad men of Davao City start a fire using bamboo sticks during the Lumad Games on August 17, 2018. The Lumad Games are part of the Kadayawan Festival celebration. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News9 hr. 46 min. ago

New OFW policies needed market reaches saturation

The market for OFW in the Middle East has stopped growing and has started to decline making a gradual shift in labor export policies necessary, 2nd District of Leyte Rep. Henry C. Ong said. “It is time for a major but gradual shift our OFW policies. Those who want to stay in the Middle East […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

‘My Hair, Your Hair’: Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer

Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed with it at age four. "But I knew that I lost my hair," said the Bosnian leukemia survivor who is now 19 years old. Now a medical student, Nizic is leading a campaign to give other sick children a luxury her parents could not afford: wigs. Bosnia, one of Europe's poorest countries, has no domestic wig making industry. The nearest available source has been neighboring Croatia, where wigs cost up to 2,000 euros ($2,300)--- more than four times the average monthly salary in Bosnia. "As trivial as it might seem at first while a person is battling such an aggressive disease, hair loss is often a huge psychologica...Keep on reading: ‘My Hair, Your Hair’: Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

NCAA suspends Ilagan for 3 games

The NCAA has suspended San Sebastian's RK Ilagan for three games after the Golden Stag guard was found out to have played in other leagues during the Season 94 men's basketball tournament. NCAA Management Committee chairman Frank Gusi of season host University of Perpetual Help said San Sebastian representative Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, already withdrew their petition for an appeal regarding Ilagan's suspension. Ilagan's forfeiture also caused a ripple in the team standings with two of the Golden Stags' wins getting forfeited making their record slip from 3-6 to 1-8. "The NCAA's action on this incident, including the sanctions imposed, is in accordance with the existing NCAA Man...Keep on reading: NCAA suspends Ilagan for 3 games.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

‘I forgive them,’ De Castro to people calling her ‘ampalaya’

"I forgive them for they do not know what they are doing," Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro said, quoting a Bible verse in Luke 23:34, when asked for reaction on people bashing her on social media calling her names after she testified against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Retired Judge Toribio E. Ilao Jr., a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) representing the private sector, asked De Castro during the public interview about the "ampalaya" [bitter gourd] name that she was called on social media.   De Castro was bashed on social media after she testified against Sereno during the impeachment trial in Congress making it app...Keep on reading: ‘I forgive them,’ De Castro to people calling her ‘ampalaya’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

HERstory in the making

Margaret Thatcher was once quoted as saying, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer and Williams were making their first appearance at the tournament since they each won the title in 2015. Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova. After a first-round bye, Federer extended his Cincinnati winning streak to 11 matches since losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2013 quarterfinals. "It doesn't feel like I have been away for so long here from Cincinnati," Federer said. "I guess the wheel keeps turning. It's not like I missed two years of tennis. It was a great pleasure to be back." The second-seeded Federer, refreshed from a month off after losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, became the tournament favorite when Nadal withdrew on Sunday night. Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final. Cincinnati was her fifth tournament since she had a baby last September. She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions. "You know, this is a long comeback," she said. "I just began. I just started — definitely at the very, very beginning. I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully, I'll start winning more matches." Karolina Pliskova and Nick Kyrgios also advanced Tuesday in early tournament action. Pliskova moved into the second round by snapping a seven-match losing streak against Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-3, 6-3 win. "It means a lot because it was against her, and, like, you know, I never beat her," Pliskova said. "We played so many times. I think I always played her at her best level the matches before, so it was always tough." Kyrgios, a finalist last year in Cincinnati, overcame physical problems to fight off qualifier Denis Kudla for a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (9) victory. "This year has been tough," Kyrgios said. "I started the year very well. Then, obviously, I hurt my elbow. Then I had an ongoing hip injury. We have been definitely thinking about the options with my hip. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. You know, right now I'm just managing it." No. 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men's side with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille. Denis Shapovalov also reached the third round with an upset, knocking off 14th-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 7-5. Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sock has lost eight straight matches since winning in Rome on May 13. Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Robin Haase also made it to the second round, defeating Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was tested by wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the third round with a gritty 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win. Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-5 win over wild card Victoria Azarenka, but 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina suffered a first-round upset at the hands of qualifier Petra Martic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Elise Mertens scored a 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over Magdalena Rybarikova. Ashleigh Barty stopped wild card Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5. Maria Sakkari upset Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-6 (8). Ekaterina Makarova cruised past qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Jordan Clarkson Finally Cleared to Play for Gilas

Just two days after making an initial decision not to allow Jordan Clarkson to play in the Asian Games, the NBA made a 360-degree turn. The league, as per Philippine team chef de mission Richard Gomez, finally gave the Cleveland Cavalier the go-signal to play for Gilas Pilipinas. The actor and former champion athlete, who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

U.S.: North Korea talks moving in right direction

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US talks with North Korea on denuclearization are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Tuesday, August 14. Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalized in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Is a Sarah Geronimo and Regine Velasquez concert in the works?

A post shared by Sarah Geronimo Pics & Vids (@sarahgeronimoshots) on Apr 20, 2018 at 9:10pm PDT Asia's songbird and the Popstar Princess togetheronone stage?Yes,please! After singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid tweeted how he thinks a concert featuring Sarah Geronimo and his wife, Regine Velasquez, would be phenomenal, we're left wondering why it took so long for this to come up. I think a @JustSarahG and @reginevalcasid concert would be so phenomenal. --- ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) August 14, 2018 Just imagine how powerful the concert will be! Netizens certainly can. The tweet has currently earned almost4,000likes and netizens are all for making it happen. ...Keep on reading: Is a Sarah Geronimo and Regine Velasquez concert in the works?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

NCAA: JJ Domingo s breakout performance gives CSB sigh of relief

"Ooh! Sa wakas, nabuhay ka rin!" That's how CSB Blazers coach TY Tang opened the post-game press conference as his longest-tenured player JJ Domingo finally showed up for the first time this season. Domingo, who is playing in his fourth season with the squad, had himself a breakout game of 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal, which helped steer CSB to their third win of the season. For Tang, it's been a long time coming for his most veteran player, who is averaging 2.2 markers in 23.5 minutes for the season. "JJ finally is back. We've been patient, even for this day to come. We know what JJ can do. It's just a matter of getting his confidence back and being able to contribute in a way we know he can," the second-year coach said.  The coach also added that he hopes that the game will a sign of greater things to come. As for the guard, his coaches' incessant desire to keep him going was the key for the breakout, and thanks them for their efforts. "Marami akong games na wala ako masiyadong na-cocontribute. Tapos, yun lang talaga, si coach nag-chchallenge sa akin everyday. Pag wala yung laro ko, masama, walang nangyayari. Tuloy-tuloy na yun. So, ang gusto lang nila coach sa akin, yung decision-making ko maging tama." Another inspiration for the senior is his infant son, who watched the game along with his girlfriend. Domingo kissed his son after the game, a reminder to keep his game going. "Kailangan sa bawat laro ko may parang mapatunayan ko sa anak ko na, kaya ko rin maglaro, ganoon. Sila inspirasyon ko paggising ko, ganoon. Naging emotional talaga ako pag nakikita ko yung baby ko ganoon. So parang nachchallenge ako, every game." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Clarkson gets NBA clearance to play in Asian Games

In another turn, Jordan Clarkson is cleared to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2018 Asian Games. According to Chef de Mission Richard Gomez, the NBA has given Clarkson to go signal to play for the national team, which makes its Asiad debut against Kazakhstan on Thursday, August 16. Jordan Clarkson, binigyan na ng go signal ng NBA na makalaro sa Asian Games, ayon kay Philippine Delegation to Asian Games Chef de Mission Richard Gomez — DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) August 14, 2018 Last Sunday, August 12, the NBA denied Clarkson clearance to see action in the Asian Games. [Related: Jordan Clarkson not allowed to represent PH in Asiad, says NBA] Two days before that, the Cleveland Cavalier was included in the Finals 12 of the Gilas lineup just in case he gets the necessary go signals. [Related: Clarkson makes Gilas final 12 for Asian Games] However, there's still one hurdle to Clarkson's national team debut and that is the Asian Games itself. Philippine officials will have to talk with the Asian Games organizing committee once again to re-allow Clarkson to play. [Related: ASIAN GAMES: Disappointed Clarkson still wants that Gilas dream] After Jordan was initially denied clearance, Gilas re-promoted Don Trollano to the Final 12. JUST IN. Jordan Clarkson, pinayagan na ng NBA na makalaro sa Asian Games, ayon kay Philippine Delegation to Asian Games Richard Gomez. — DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) August 14, 2018 6:28 p.m. UPDATE: In a report by PBA Press Corps President Gerry Ramos of from Indonesia, the INASGOC [Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee] and the OCA [Olympic Council of Asia] have cleared Clarkson again, making the Cleveland Cavalier ready to go for Gilas Pilipinas. Now, it's just a matter of getting the Fil-Am combo guard to Jakarta to suit up for the Philippines-Kazakhstan match to start the country's basketball campaign in the Asian Games. This will mark the first time Jordan Clarkson will play for the Philippine national team since he first burst into the scene as a second round pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2014 NBA Draft before being traded to the LA Lakers. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

NCAA: Jielo Razon rescues Perps from upset-conscious JRU

University of Perpetual Help has been the most surprising squad in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and much of it is because of its backcourt. Jielo Razon and Edgar Charcos yet again showed their worth on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, getting together in the endgame to shoot the Altas over Jose Rizal University, 78-72. Razon dropped back-to-back bombs set up by Charcos that proved to be the game-winning baskets in their second consecutive victory and fourth overall in six games. “Wala pa kaming easy win, but a win is a win,” head coach Frankie Lim said post-game. Indeed, the rookie guard showed no fear in taking and making two triples inside the last two minutes. Still, it was AJ Coronel who hit his own trey that tied the tally again for Perps after they were at the receiving end of a rally from their opponents. Down by double-digits early in the final frame, Jed Mendoza carried the Heavy Bombers back into the game. In fact, he scored the first seven points in the 9-0 run that snatched away the advantage in favor of his squad, 72-69. Off a timeout, though, Coronel rose and launched a three that found the bottom of the net and knotted the score at 72-all. From there, the Perpetual defense stood strong and allowed no more makes just as Razon and Charcos got together. Razon finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Charcos ended with 25 markers, nine boards, and five dimes for the Altas who now have a share of third place. On the other hand, JRU remained winless in seven games despite the best efforts of Mendoza who wound up with 21 points. BOX SCORES PERPETUAL 78 – Charcos 25, Razon 18, Coronel 16, Eze 7, Aurin 5, Peralta 5, Mangalino 2, Pasia 0, Cuevas 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0 JRU 72 – Mendoza 21, Bordon 10, Silvarez 9, Estrella 8, Padua 6, Mallari 5, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 4, Santos 2, Aguilar 0, Miranda 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 34-30, 55-46, 78-72 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Another good hope for hoop

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has named Kobe Paras as the first member of the national 3x3 basketball team it is forming with an eye of making it as far as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Kobe Paras a shoo-in for Philippine 3x3 squad

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has named Kobe Paras as the first member of the national 3x3 basketball team it is forming with an eye of making it as far as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and possibly snaring a medal there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Upgrade to the Huawei Y6 2018 LTE Smartphone at 25% Off!

GLOBE is now making it easier for you to take your digital lifestyle and mobile experiences to the next level! This August, you can now get your hands on the new Huawei Y6 at 25% off with a free Globe Prepaid LTE SIM via theGlobe Online Shop. Previously priced at P5,990, the Huawei Y6 2018 […] The post Upgrade to the Huawei Y6 2018 LTE Smartphone at 25% Off! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Clarkson to play for Gilas in WC qualifiers?

With the NBA making it clear Jordan Clarkson can’t play in the Asian Games but can suit up for Team Philippines in the World Cup qualifiers, the question is whether Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas would field the Fil-Am NBA player in Gilas Pilipinas’ games in the September window of the FIBAWC eliminator versus Iran and Qatar......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Hot Stuff: YouTuber Janina Vela Is Also A Rising Musician You’ve Got To Listen To Right Now!

Lately, she has been making waves in the music industry—something she has always wanted to do but didn’t have enough guts to......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka waves to the crowd after making his birdie putt on the 15th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018