The return of Bon Jovi

Ours is now a hip-hop world and it has become more and more difficult for rock music to make the charts or to be frank about it, to sell......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 13th, 2018

Chris Ross’ recovery nearing a ‘hundred percent’

San Miguel is once again embarking on a quest for that elusive PBA Grand Slam and point guard Chris Ross is not missing it for the world. Though he is still recovering from a strained right thigh, Ross is working overtime to return to top form as the four-peat seeking Beermen face a tough challenger in Magnolia. "I'm getting closer to a hundred percent," said Ross durng the pre-finals press conference Wednesday. "I went to practice today and I felt pretty good, so we'll see. I'm going to get treatment after this and I'll get treatment again tomorrow." Ross injured his right thigh in the third game of San Miguel's semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra, but he defied the ...Keep on reading: Chris Ross’ recovery nearing a ‘hundred percent’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News51 min. ago

War for Asia talent pushes banks to improve plans to retain women

YEP, THERE’S STILL plenty of long hours, hard work and heavy travel. But global investment banks in Asia that want to retain and promote women have been offering more incentives for them to return to work and stay in senior jobs — and bumping up the numbers of women in their management ranks as a […] The post War for Asia talent pushes banks to improve plans to retain women appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Promising starlet almost quits the biz

It must be because of the pressures of budding stardom. Energetic Maiden almost threw in the towel, out of sheer exasperation. EM confided to a friend the wish to slow down and return to a life of quiet anonymity. EM belatedly found out that fame came at a steep price. The chatty confidante, however, informed the top execs about EM's secret desire to quit. Handlers swiftly swooped down on and convinced EM to remain in the biz. Even EM's pronouncements, which alluded to the problem, were erased from cyberspace. Snoops to conquer Gotta hand it to Scintillating Luminary. Seemed SL had been hearing all sorts of rumors about the troubled love life of cohort, Celebrated Star. ...Keep on reading: Promising starlet almost quits the biz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

From Russia with love: Putin to engage with West after win

MOSCOW-- Vladimir Putin said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation. International leaders were slow to congratulate the Russian president, with Donald Trump yet to comment publicly more than 24….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

'We need four wins to go to the Finals' --- Victolero

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Magnolia has made it to four straight PBA semifinals and yet the team has no Finals to show for. At least not yet. Despite previous failures that include a blown 3-2 lead to Ginebra and a sweep at the hands of Meralco, the Hotshots are not losing faith. In fact, they are thankful. At least they're in the semifinals all the time. "Actually, hindi naman sawa. Thankful ako lagi nasa semis syempre," head coach Chito Victolero said. The Purefoods franchise's return to prominence after a down time following its Grand Slam season is largely thanks to Victolero. Since he took over for the Hotshots, the team has made it to four straight semifinals. "Bihira naman yung team na nandito. First of all, it's my second year, on my first year very thankful ako kasi lagi kaming nasa semis but yun nga, hindi naman ako magsa-sawa dun," he said.  "We'll just try to push to go to the next level. Yun lang, kung may chance talaga kami, ga-grab namin yun," Victolero added. After their previous semis defeats, the Hotshots have learned a lot of lessons. And now up 3-2 against NLEX, Victolero's crew can apply those lessons starting in Game 6 as they hope to finally get over that playoff hump. "Madami kaming natutunan. We need four wins to go to the Finals. Last season, Philippine Cup, three wins lang kami. 3-2 pa, lamang pa kami. Same scenario against Ginebra," Victolero said. "But na-beat kami ng Ginebra ng twice. Yun ang pwede kong sabihin sa mga players ko. And I think alam naman nila yan. Kasi for the last three conferences, lagi kami nandito but kinakapos kami. Sabi ko nga sa kanila, it boils down to a grind out game so I think yung mental, very important," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Fans herald the return of AI

MANILA, Philippines — Just as every viewer thought that American Idol (AI) finally bade farewell to all its loyal fans after its 15th season, the news that t.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

WATCH: UE libero Kath Arado shows heart, stands up seconds after injury scare

It was a scary moment for both University of the East players and fans alike when libero Kath Arado crumpled to the floor after failing to save a wayward ball against Adamson University late in the second set of their clash in the UAAP season 80 women's volleyball tournament. The 19-year-old volleybelle stayed on the ground for a few seconds before UE's physical therapist, head coach Rod Roque, and her teammates stood close by to see how she is doing. "Kaya pa?" the PT is heard in the TV broadcast, surveying the injured defensive specialist, who had both hands covering her face. Fighting off tears, Arado showed just why she remains as one of the UAAP's best. The heart of Kath Arado 🙏 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 18, 2018 Staying true to the Lady Warriors' monicker, Arado, who has been instrumental in UE's two-game winning streak, and was named UAAP Player of the Week, she shook off the pain and stood up to return in position. Kath Arado, ladies and gentlemen! 🙏 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 18, 2018 UE went on to drop the second set against Adamson, 11-25, but Arado is still on the court as of press time in Set 3. The Match is tied at 1-1 after the Lady Warriors took Set 1, 25-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Azkals begin buildup for biggest match yet

With players returning from injuries and foreign-based recruits all making themselves available, the Philippine Azkals buckled down to workon Saturdayin preparation for their most important match yet. The Azkals face Tajikistan onMarch 27in their final game of AFC Asian Cup Qualifying at Rizal Memorial Stadium with the Filipinos needing a draw to punch their ticket to the continental showpiece event next year in the United Arab Emirates. Azkals captain Phil Younghusband said the return of the likes of Manny Ott and Javier Patino from injury should come as a huge boost for the side that drew its last three matches. "It gives us confidence knowing we have players who could have made a...Keep on reading: Azkals begin buildup for biggest match yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Rohingya returnees won t be kept in camps forever – Myanmar official

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar – A Myanmar official in Rakhine state said Saturday, March 17 that Rohingya refugees who return will not be held in newly-built camps "forever," as concerns mount over a vexed repatriation process and efforts to reshape communities in the crisis-hit state. Ye Htut, the administrator of Maungdaw district, was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Senate okays job security, benefits for military reservists

THE Senate passed on third and final reading the measure that will provide job security and other benefits for military reservists. With 16-0 vote and no abstention, the Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1698 or the Reservist Employment Rights Act, which promotes the welfare of military reservists in return for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Dragic lifts Heat past Lakers 92-91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 30 points, including a go-ahead jumper in the final seconds, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-91 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Miami trailed 91-90 after Kyle Kuzma made a three-pointer for Los Angeles with 1:23 left. But Dragic got the lead back for the Heat with about 15 seconds remaining and Isaiah Thomas missed a 10-foot fallaway jumper at the buzzer for the Lakers. Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points for Miami. James Johnson had 12 points, and Bam Adebayo added 11 points and eight rebounds. The road win left the Heat 15.5 games back in the Eastern Conference, in a virtual tie with Milwaukee for seventh. Miami (37-33) has played two more games than the Bucks. Julius Randle led the Lakers with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Brook Lopez added 18 points, and Kuzma and Travis Wear each had 11. Thomas went 1-for-9 from the field. The Lakers (31-38) led 79-78 when the Heat ramped up their defense during a 10-2 run. The Lakers went almost 4.5 minutes without a field goal. TIP-INS Heat: With G Dwyane Wade out for a third consecutive game with a sore left hamstring, Miami recalled Derrick Jones Jr. from its G-League affiliate. He has three days of eligibility on his two-way contract and the development league season ends March 24 (Mar. 25, PHL time), so he could remain with the Heat for the duration of the season. ... Miami had lost six straight road games. Lakers: Kuzma returned after missing the previous game with a sore ankle. ... Lopez was a game-time decision with back tightness. ... F Brandon Ingram, who has missed the last eight games with a sore groin, has been updated to day to day. UP NEXT Heat: Return home to play Denver on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Lakers: Begin a four-game road trip Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in Indiana......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

An adventurepreneur’s trip to Israel

There was something interesting for this new farmer about visiting a country suffering from chronic scarcity of water, constant droughts and intense heat over sandy to clayish soil---and yet, is still able to produce export-quality vegetables and fruits. I discovered it on a first visit to Israel as a tourist and became immediately glad to return and learn more. Israel debunks the notion that unfavorable land and weather conditions are deterrents to growing quality crops. The little nation is considered a world leader in agricultural technologies, despite being in a geography that is not conducive to farming. Israel defied the odds, and continues to move forward and utilize wha...Keep on reading: An adventurepreneur’s trip to Israel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

United Nations launches $1 billion Rohingya refugee appeal

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $1 billion to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while underscoring that efforts must remain focused on securing the safe return to Myanmar of those displaced.  UN agencies asked for $951 million (774 million euros) through the rest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Blazers win 11th straight with 113-105 victory over Cavs

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers won their NBA-best 11th straight game with a 113-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Damian Lillard added 24 points for the Blazers, on their longest run since also winning 11 in a row in 2013. It was the Blazers' eighth straight win at home. LeBron James had 35 points, including a highlight-reel dunk in the first quarter that had the fans at the Moda Center momentarily stunned. He also had 14 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. Kyle Korver added 19 points. The Blazers, currently sitting in third in the Western Conference standings, led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter. Portland kept the margin at double digits well into the final period, but James and George Hill made layups to get the Cavaliers within 105-99 with 3:25 to go. Hill's three-pointer pulled Cleveland within three points but Al-Farouq Aminu answered with a triple and Evan Turner added a jumper to hold off Cleveland's rally. Jordan Clarkson's three-pointer made it 110-105, but James missed a layup with 33 seconds left and Lillard made three free throws to seal it. The Cavaliers, in third in the East, didn't have Larry Nance Jr. because of a hamstring injury he sustained early in the third quarter of Cleveland's 129-107 victory over the Suns on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Tristan Thompson missed his sixth game with a right ankle sprain. Kevin Love, who grew up in nearby Lake Oswego, missed his ninth game with a left hand fracture. Love could return to the Cavaliers as early as next week. Lillard, the reigning conference player of the week, made his first attempt of the game, a three-pointer. But the highpoint of the first quarter was easily James' monster dunk over Jusuf Nurkic that pulled Cleveland in front 15-14. McCollum's three-pointer gave the Blazers their largest lead of the half, 55-46. James made a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to get Cleveland to 59-54 at the half. McCollum consecutive three-pointers and Lillard made another that stretched Portland's lead to 81-66 midway through the third quarter. TIP-INS Cavaliers: James became the sixth active player with 400 double-doubles. ... It was the fifth game of a six-game road trip for the Cavs. Trail Blazers: Lillard went 0-for-5 from three-point range in the first half, but he led all players with five assists. With nine assists, Lillard became the third player in league history have 1,500-plus points and 400-plus rebounds in each of his first six seasons. PRAISE James was asked at shootaround earlier in the day if Lillard was unappreciated. "Give me Damian Lillard. I'll show you how appreciated he'd be," he said. UP NEXT Cavaliers: Conclude their road trip on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) against the Bulls. Trail Blazers: Host Detroit on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

SEC warns vs investing in Onecash, PBB150

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public against investing in Onecash Trading and PBB150 Trading, saying the two firms are not registered with the commission. In an advisory posted to its website, the SEC warned the investing public against Onecash Trading, which claims to give as much as a 200% return of […] The post SEC warns vs investing in Onecash, PBB150 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

How The STAR came to be

MANILA, Philippines - It is mystifying, how images of the distant past can return so vividly, how the hands of time can be rolled back so easily, to as far b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

San Miguel clobbers Ginebra, nears return trip to PBA PH Cup Finals

Vengeful San Miguel got back at Ginebra with a 102-81 Game 4 thumping to move a win away from once again advancing to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Beermen tore the Gin Kings to shreds as they jumped to a commanding 58-39 advantage late in the first half before continuing the onslaught and establishing a 29-point lead, 84-55, with a Von Pessumal triple with 1:49 left in the third quarter. San Miguel can finish off the best-of-seven series with another victory in Game 5 on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome. It was just a crisp display of basketball from San Miguel,which gifted its coach Leo Austria a win after celebrating his 60th birthday ...Keep on reading: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra, nears return trip to PBA PH Cup Finals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Kevin Durant leads undermanned Warriors past Lakers 117-106

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-106 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL tiem) while missing Stephen Curry on his 30th birthday and their two other All-Stars. Zaza Pachulia returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the All-Star break and had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the banged-up defending champions, who already had clinched a sixth straight playoff berth this week without playing. Coach Steve Kerr's non-traditional, late-season starting lineup of Durant, Quinn Cook, Nick Young, Kevon Looney and Pachulia worked as the Warriors won their eighth straight home game. Durant, who had averaged 38.7 points over his previous three games, shot 10-for-19 but missed six of his seven three-point tries. He added six assists and five rebounds. Looney matched his career-high with 11 points for Golden State, which had lost a rare two in a row. Julius Randle had 22 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late as the Lakers were without starting forward Kyle Kuzma because of a sprained right ankle. Los Angeles had won two straight and 3-of-4. Isaiah Thomas added 20 points with five three-pointers and seven assists, while Lonzo Ball dished out 11 assists. Curry sat for a third straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle early in a March 8 (Mar. 9, PHL time) win over the Spurs. He and Splash Brother Klay Thompson are both out for at least a four-game stretch and scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. Thompson has a fractured right thumb that will sideline him until March 22 (Mar. 23, PHL time). Ball's follow shot at the halftime buzzer off an off-balance missed three by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sent the game into intermission tied at 55. Golden State then opened the third on a 21-7 run and made seven of its first eight shots without any points from Durant. The Warriors earned a seventh straight victory against the Lakers — Golden State's longest unbeaten run in the series — and 11th in a row in the series at Oracle Arena. TIP-INS Lakers: Kuzma tried to get ready for the game. "He came over earlier and tried to push through it a little bit, and he couldn't," coach Luke Walton said. "It isn't really worth it. He'll be out tonight and get treatment tomorrow. We'll take it day-by-day." ... Walton's Hall of Fame father, Bill, was on hand and son said: "Big Bill's here. He's always been a great support." ... Los Angeles hasn't won in Oakland since an OT victory Dec. 22, 2012. ... The Lakers shot 12-for-37 from deep. Warriors: On the bench, Curry was shown on the big screen late in the second quarter and wished a Happy Birthday. ... Thompson had played in 530 of a possible 543 regular-season games. ... Pachulia made his first start since the All-Star break after JaVale McGee had been playing in his place. ... The Warriors also reached the playoffs in six straight years from 1946-47 through 1951-52 while in Philadelphia. W'S INJURIES MOUNT Draymond Green was also out Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) with soreness in his right shoulder. Backup center David West was sidelined for a fifth consecutive game with a cyst in his right arm but could return as soon as Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his NBA debut with 1:19 left. With so many down, Kerr wanted his healthy players to be loose and let it fly. "With Klay and Steph out, what's that, about 75 shots that are not going to be available on most nights that are suddenly there?" he said. UP NEXT Lakers: Host Miami on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Kings on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

House okays on 2nd reading bill postponing barangay polls

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill postponing the barangay elections from May 14 to October 8 this year. A counterpart bill, however, has yet to be filed at the Senate. Several senators have said that there may not be enough time to tackle the measure since Congress will go on break starting March 23 and will return on May 14......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

PlayStation responds to ‘Sea of Thieves’ with 14-game salvo

As excitement grows for Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows 10 release "Sea of Thieves", PlayStation posts a list of 14 upcoming exclusives, from "Dreams" to "Ghost of Tsushima". Xbox is making the most of March 20's release of multiplayer seafaring adventure "Sea of Thieves", whose soft-edged caricatures invite participants into a world of treasure hunting, sea shanties, and skirmishes with other player crews. After an open-doors final beta test this past weekend went hand-in-hand with the March 10 return of official video show Inside Xbox, Sony's PlayStation responded Monday with a list of 14 upcoming PlayStation 4 titles. Four release over the next three months and, given th...Keep on reading: PlayStation responds to ‘Sea of Thieves’ with 14-game salvo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018