The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018


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The week in photos: January 20-26, 2018


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The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018


Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

The week in photos: December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018


Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Changes in 2018 ToFarm film fest announced

Veteran filmmakers will be invited to direct some of the seven finalists in this year's edition of the ToFarm Film Festival (TFF), its organizers announced on Wednesday. "We were talking about this a week before he passed on. He said he wanted to impose some changes," actress and ToFarm selection committee member Raquel Villavicencio said of the late director Maryo J. delos Reyes. Delos Reyes, who served as ToFarm festival director for two straight years, died of a heart attack in January. "He had wanted to have a screenplay competition in the festival. This means that the chosen scripts will not necessarily be directed by the person who wrote it," Villavicencio explained to...Keep on reading: Changes in 2018 ToFarm film fest announced.....»»

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‘Hot money’ flows turn negative in February

After turning positive in January, foreign investors resumed the repatriation of their so-called "hot money" in the first two weeks of this month and bringing the six-week year-to-date level of net portfolio investments back in the red.   Documents from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed that $59.95 million in cash were withdrawn by overseas fund managers from the local equity, bond and money markets in the first week of February 2018.   This was followed by a much faster pace of "hot money" repatriations in the second week of the same month with a net amount of $159.21 million leaving the Philippine financial system---for a total of $219.1 million in outflows. ...Keep on reading: ‘Hot money’ flows turn negative in February.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

There s food Martinez will not eat for a while after nose bleed in the Olympics

Turns out there was a specific reason for Michael Martinez's episode of nose bleeding in his stint at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. After his routine in PyeongChang, Martinez suffered from severe nose bleeding. It wasn't because he got injured from his routine, it was just the after effects of all the stress and weight cuts he had to do prior to the competition. "I actually had a very bad nose bleed, I went to the doctors and they told me 'you know what it's because of the switch of the diet and the stress that you put it,'" Martinez said. "It was very difficult," the two-time Olympian added. Martinez was a late addition to the Winter Olympics being given a wildcard berth after Sweden's representative withdrew in January. The 21-year-old figure skater also ventured into bodybuilding following his first Olympic stint in Sochi four years ago and while that helped him with his career in some ways, it also forced him to cut his weight in order to reach optimum condition for South Korea. During the most stressful time of his weight cut, Martinez said he didn't really eat breakfast and only had what was basically a combination of salmon, some meats, and some vegetables for lunch and dinner. Oh and a little bit of bread too. Obviously, that took its toll on his body. "Everyday. At the end of the competition I was just like 'yeah I can't eat this,'" he said. But still, bodybuilding helped Martinez with his performances. All that muscle he packed was beneficial in him being stronger for his projections. However, the focus now for the Fil-Japanese skater is to take a break first. Returning to the country this week, representing a tropical country like the Philippines in the Winter Olympics is enough for Martinez. "Competing at that level of the Winter Olympics, in the company of world-class figure skating talents, and performing in front of the world, is already a reward," he said. "I am honored to have represented the country in that tournament and hope I have become an inspiration to the next generation of ice athletes," Martinez added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018


Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth

(Second of two parts. The first part was published 26 January 2018.) We continue this week the other key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched at the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Jobs and digital skills: headcounts to increase; leaders concerned about availability of digital [...] The post CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018


Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach models for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Two years after she walked on the runway for Sherri Hill , Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach appeared once again on the catwalk, this time modeling two of Sherri's outfits from her collection on Friday, February 9, in New York. ( IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at New York Fashion Week ) Pia first appeared in a shiny silver strapless gown ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

A moral critique to charter change

Our best kept secret LAST January 20, 2018, I wrote in this column my personal stand on the Issue of Charter Change. For this week, allow me to further add an insight to this social discourse by giving to you the moral critique on this concern from our pastors. Given….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Mr & Ms Republic of the Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The official candidates of the Mr & Ms Republic of the Philippines 2018 – 16 male and 19 females – were presented to the press on Thursday, January 25 at Hotel 101 in Pasay City. During the special presentation, the candidates were given the opportunity talk about their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Taller and leaner Michael Martinez looking for better finish in Pyeongchang

As the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea set to start around the corner, figure skater Michael Martinez continues to prepare for his training in the United States. The 21-year old Martinez has grown two inches taller since his apperance in Sochi, and has packed in ten more pounds of muscle. Martinez continues to hone his skills for the quadriennial event with coach Slava Zagor, while some of his supporters watched in Lake Forrest, California. 2xOlympic skater Michael Martinez. 🇵🇭⛸ gets a Sunday morning workout in. He leaves for #WinterOlympics next week .@abscbnsports .@ABSCBNNewsSport — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 28, 2018 The first Filipino to qualify to his second straight Winter Olympics said that he feels good coming in to the competition. "Practice has been really good I’m pretty excited to do my performance out there for me I’m really really excited super happy like I don’t know how to say it full of emotions every day just to qualify for the Olympics," Martinez said in an interview with ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles. Martinez adds that his performance has vastly improved since his stint in Sochi, as he continues to focus on polishing his skills on ice. Despite sporting a much better physique, Martinez laments that sports science may not be on his side when he tries to attempt the quad jump.  ""For my body type it’s just very very hard especially for my body type. It’s really hard to do the job. It takes years to really do it//trying striving to do it as fast as I can but it won’t be ready for the Olympics but if you look at the other skaters smaller compact body thinner, the skinnier body they can do it no matter what, it’s physics." Martinez will leave for Pyeongchang on Feb. 5 (US time), and will be competing on the 19th (PH time). H/T to ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles for the report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the Bambanti Festival 2018

ILAGAN, Isabela – The people of Isabela were treated to a night of entertainment on Saturday, January 27, at the closing event of the Bambanti Festival. Bambanti, which means scarecrow, is the province's festival that celebrates the richness of its agricultural industry. In attendance at this year's Bambanti were Ogie Alcasid, Jona, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Cousins injures Achilles in Pelicans victory over Rockets

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before seriously injuring his left Achilles, and New Orleans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory over the Rockets on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). A person familiar with the situation said Pelicans team physicians have provided a preliminary diagnosis of an Achilles tear, which would end Cousins' season little more than a week after he was named an All-Star starter. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because, officially, the team said an MRI will determine the severity of the injury. Yahoo! first reported the initial diagnosis. The injury, which occurred as Cousins pursued a missed free throw with 12 second left in the game, all but squelched the jubilation from a team and its fans, who otherwise would have been celebrating a fourth straight victory and seventh in eight games. "We were just figuring everything out. That's the tough part," Davis said, adding that he hadn't spoken to Cousins and wasn't yet certain if the injury was season-ending. "We've got to keep going and just keep finding a way to win. "We've got enough guys in here who are professionals who are always ready when their number's called, so we've got to make sure that we stay locked in." Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and unconventionally sealed the victory by purposefully missing a free throw with 1.8 seconds left, causing time to run out as players fought for the rebound. "Right now, just praying everything's OK," with Cousins, Holiday said, adding that it made the win victory "bitter-sweet." "Just unfortunate, really. I think we've been doing really well, got in a great groove," Holiday added, noting that Cousins' triple-double against Houston was his second in three games. "The way we've been playing, and him in particular, has been awesome." Players were quick to send messages of support to Cousins: Prayers up @boogiecousins 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 — Devin Booker (@DevinBook) January 27, 2018 Thoughts out to @boogiecousins! Hope you good big fella. 🙏🏾 — LeBron James (@KingJames) January 27, 2018 All prayers up for big fella @boogiecousins 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 — Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 27, 2018 My prayers go out to @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 — DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 27, 2018 Prayers up for. @boogiecousins I’ve been there — Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) January 27, 2018 Prayers go out for @boogiecousins...Stay positive through this man! — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) January 27, 2018 Prayers to my bro @boogiecousins Minor setback major comeback! — Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) January 27, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

LeBron picks Durant, Irving for NBA All-Star Game 2018

NEW YORK, USA (UPDATED) – LeBron James will play alongside Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and former team-mate Kyrie Irving in next month's NBA All-Star Game, it was revealed on Thursday, January 25. Cleveland Cavaliers icon James, who this week became only the seventh player in NBA history ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Zark’s-LPU bludgeons AMA by 24, Coach Topex challenges rest of D-League to “keep up”

MANILA, Philippines – The Zark’s-LPU Jawbreakers continued to establish their dominance in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, completely outclassing AMA Online Education, 109-85, in the Ynares Sports Arena, Thursday, January 25. Playing in their league-leading 3rd game a week while some teams have yet to play a single game, Zark’s ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

NBA viewing guide: January 23-29, 2018

Don’t miss a moment of the thrilling 2017-18 NBA season. Catch your favorite teams or the biggest matchups with the help of our viewing guide for Week 15, January 23-29, PHL time. TUESDAY, Jan. 23 9:00AM - MIA @ HOU - NBA Premium (delayed - 4:30PM) 9:00AM - PHI @ MEM - NBA Premium 9:30AM - WAS @ DAL - NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 10:00AM - POR @ DEN - BTV 11:30AM - MIN @ LAC - NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - SAC @ CHA 8:30AM - UTA @ ATL 9:00AM - PHX @ MIL 9:00AM - CHI @ NOP WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24 8:00AM - SAC @ ORL - BTV (delayed - 11:30AM) 9:00AM - CLE @ SAS - BTV, NBA Premium 11:30AM - BOS @ LAL - NBA Premium League Pass only 9:00AM - BKN @ OKC 11:30AM - NYK @ GSW THURSDAY, Jan. 25 8:00AM - UTA @ DET - BTV 9:00AM - HOU @ DAL - FOX Sports 9:00AM - SAS @ MEM - NBA Premium 11:00AM - MIN @ POR - BTV 11:30AM - BOS @ LAC - NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - NOP @ CHA 8:00AM - PHX @ IND 8:00AM - CHI @ PHI 8:30AM - TOR @ ATL FRIDAY, Jan. 26 8:30AM - SAC @ MIA - BTV 9:00AM - WAS @ OKC - S+A, NBA Premium 11:30AM - MIN @ GSW - BTV, NBA Premium League Pass only 10:00AM - NYK @ DEN SATURDAY, Jan. 27 8:30AM - IND @ CLE - NBA Premium, ABS-CBN ch. 2 8:30AM - UTA @ TOR - BTV 9:00AM - HOU @ NOP - FOX Sports 9:30AM - PHI @ SAS - NBA Premium (cut to live) League Pass only 8:00AM - ATL @ CHA 9:00AM - LAL @ CHI 9:00AM - LAC @ MEM 9:00AM - BKN @ MIL 9:30AM - POR @ DAL 10:00AM - NYK @ PHX SUNDAY, Jan. 28 6:00AM - OKC @ DET - NBA Premium 8:00AM - ORL @ IND - BTV 9:30AM - BOS @ GSW - S+A, NBA Premium League Pass only 8:30AM - WAS @ ATL 8:30AM - CHA @ MIA 10:00AM - BKN @ MIN 10:00AM - DAL @ DEN MONDAY, Jan. 29 4:30AM - PHX @ HOU - NBA Premium 7:00AM - DET @ CLE - NBA Premium 7:00AM - LAL @ TOR - BTV 7:00AM - PHI @ OKC - S+A, NBA Premium (delayed - 9:30AM)   League Pass only 4:30AM - MIL @ CHI 5:00AM - LAC @ NOP 8:00AM - SAC @ SAS.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk red carpet at SAG Awards 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood's biggest stars gathered on Sunday, January 21, (Monday, January 22, in Manila) for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2018. While black was the chosen color at the recently-concluded Golden Globes in honor of the #TimesUp movement against gender inequality, the SAG Awards saw the red carpet return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

SciTech wRap for January 20, 2018

Welcome to another installment of the SciTech wRap, your weekly roundup of big science and technology articles for the past week. Fans of eSports will likely have mixed feelings about the new Games and Amusements Board (GAB) rulings requiring eSports players to submit to the same type of testing as professional ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018