Titanic is 20 years old

There is a story going around about how Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On, the theme from the motion picture Titanic composed by James Horner with lyr.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarNov 30th, 2017

‘Titanic’ keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

LOS ANGELES, United States --- Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans. Tuesday marks two decades since Rose vowed to Jack she'd "never let go" -- before spectacularly reneging on her promise, sending her frozen-to-death paramour to a watery grave and leaving "Titaniacs" worldwide sobbing into their popcorn. The anniversary has been celebrated with screenings across the United States, and audiences are still swooning over the young lovers played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet -- now both Oscar winners and Hollywood A-l...Keep on reading: ‘Titanic’ keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Titanic is 20 years old

There is a story going around about how Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On, the theme from the motion picture Titanic composed by James Horner with lyr.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Quest to be the best keeps Arwind, San Miguel hungry for more titles

San Miguel Beer has won three straight All-Filipino championships. The Beermen have captured five of the last eight conference titles and yet, heading into their latest Finals, the team continues to talk about how hungry they are. Yes, San Miguel is hungry for another title. That's just how the winningest team in PBA history does business. "Marami kaming dahilan para ma-maintain yung gutom, yung pagka-uhaw sa panalo kasi nga nandito ka na eh," forward Arwind Santos said. "Ayaw mo nang sayangin yung opportunity lalo na yung history di ba. Yung pwede mong i-kwento sa mga anak mo, sa mga nagmamahal sayo, sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa San Miguel, sa history ng PBA," he added. True enough, the Beermen go for history for the third straight season. In 2016, San Miguel completed its Beeracle run, becoming the first team in history to erase a 0-3 Finals deficit to win the title. In 2017, San Miguel completed a Philippine Cup hat trick, becoming only the second team in history to win the Perpetual Trophy. In 2018, San Miguel wants to become the only team in history to win All-Filipino in four straight years. "Sino ba ang ganito? Sino ba yung pinaka the best? Pagka-nabanggit yung team tapos part ka nun, sobrang saya. Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam," Arwind said. "Yun yung sa sa mga pangarap ko rin, kahit wala na kami, hindi mabubura yung ginawa naming history," he added. Despite dominating the PBA for the better part of three years, Arwind and the Beermen continue to be hungry for titles. They simply want to be remembered to be the best. The best of all-time. "Gusto ko kami-kami lang yun, na maipakita ko na kami yung best team," he said. "Yun yung motivation ko, gusto ko maging the best kami sa lahat ng team na nakakalaban namin sa PBA," Santos added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Pasaol, other teammates mulling exit from still coach-less UE

Four months after the resignation of Derrick Pumaren, the University of the East is yet to name its new head coach. And so, with the next UAAP wars just half a year away, the Red Warriors are still unsure what their team will look like and what system they will be running. According to a few players who requested anonymity, team management is yet to inform them about what will happen. Still, they themselves have been holding training sessions so as not to get left behind by their competition. However, they are also well aware that try as they might, they have a lot of catching up to do to the likes of defending champion Ateneo de Manila University, contenders Adamson University and Far Eastern University, upstarts National University and University of the Philippines, and reloading yet still dangerous De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas. “Wala e. Mapapag-iwanan kami nito,” one player told ABS-CBN Sports. “Mismong kami, naguguluhan na rin. Sobra.” That’s why according to the same source, there are a few UE players thinking about moving on. Specifically, he said 49-point man Alvin Pasaol and court general Philip Manalang are considering their next move. “Magkausap yung dalawa palagi at ‘pag ‘di na lalaro si Alvin, ‘di na rin lalaro si Philip,” he said. If that is indeed the case, for next season, the Red Warriors will have to fill vacancies for their head coach, main man, and point guard. Asked about it, Pasaol opted to keep mum. Instead, the scoring dynamo said he remains focused on Marinerong Pilipino and their playoff push in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup. “Focus lang po muna talaga ako sa Marinero,” he remarked. The Recto-based team has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year. Pumaren registered a record of 21-35 in his four years at the helm for his alma mater. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

UE looking at former Kia mentor Chris Gavina as head coach

University of the East may very well be looking outside the collegiate arena for its next head coach. According to several sources, the Red Warriors are closely looking at Chris Gavina to sit on its long-empty head coaching chair. The Recto-based school is expected to go some sort of rebuild for the upcoming season and apparently wants a fresh mind to be overseeing all of it. “We are looking to add a bright, young mind (who) will help teach our players,” a source said. Enter Gavina who called the shots for Kia in the PBA for one year before resigning last December. There, he made his name getting something out of a talent-lacking lineup. At present, the 39-year-old serves as tactician for playoff team Valenzuela Classic in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. As per a source, character will also be the foremost determining factors for UE’s next head coach. “The most important thing is that he is someone who has good character,” the source said. The Recto-based team has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Derrick Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year. Pumaren registered a record of 21-35 in his four years at the helm for his alma mater. Whoever replaces him has the unenviable task of, first and foremost, convincing 49-point man Alvin Pasaol and court general Philip Manalang to stay. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

PH, China agree prudent cooperation on joint sea exploration

BEIJING, China – Philippines and China said Wednesday, March 21, they will cautiously proceed with discussions on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, further reversing years of tensions over their competing claims to the region. The two states have long been embroiled in a bitter dispute over the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 40 min. ago

Howard cracks 30-30 mark in Hornets win over Nets

NEW YORK, USA – Charlotte's Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 30 rebounds – the first 30-30 performance since 2010 and only the second in 36 years – to lead the Hornets to a 111-105 triumph at Brooklyn. Howard was the first 30-30 player since Love had 31 points ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 40 min. ago

CHED: State schools barred from hiking fees

MANILA, Philippines — State-funded higher education institutions (HEIs) will not be allowed to increase tuition and other fees for the next five years, accor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament

By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters. Both programs have a chance to do it again. After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the Blue Devils and Wildcats are the teams still playing that have rosters stacked with high-profile freshmen. Duke, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, starts four freshmen — led by Wooden Award finalist Marvin Bagley III — while Kentucky, the South’s No. 5 seed, features Kevin Knox as its centerpiece. The Wildcats (26-10), arguably the biggest beneficiary of a run of upsets in the South, play ninth-seeded Kansas State on Thursday night in Atlanta. The following night, Duke (28-7) faces a rematch with 11th-seeded Syracuse in a Midwest semifinal in Omaha, Nebraska. Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said his freshmen are “not afraid of the moment. It’s how much preparation do they have for the moment? “We’re trying to condense about four years into eight months,” he said. “I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. You just kind of live it.” Among the star freshmen who didn’t make it to the tournament’s second weekend were Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson, Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba. Young and Bamba have already declared for the NBA draft, and Ayton joined them Wednesday . Both the Blue Devils and Wildcats have previously had predominantly young teams cut down the nets at past Final Fours. Kentucky won a national title in 2012 behind top-two draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, while Duke’s most recent national title came in 2015 behind three one-and-done freshmen — Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones. This Duke team has looked capable of joining that squad, with four freshmen averaging double figures in their two NCAA Tournament games, led by Bagley’s 22.0 scoring average. Another of those freshmen, forward Wendell Carter Jr., believes the Blue Devils are “reaching our peak at the right time” and have “developed into a team that can crush another team, our opponent. “I try not to look ahead about this being my last year or anything,” Carter said. “I’m just living in the moment.” The Blue Devils have three players — Bagley, Carter and point guard Trevon Duval — in the top seven members of the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The fourth freshman, Gary Trent Jr., was rated No. 17 by the service. The highest-rated members of Kentucky’s class are Hamidou Diallo, Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt — who are ranked 10th-12th by 247Sports — as well as Nick Richards, who’s No. 18. (Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander arrived as a relatively unheralded recruit.) No other top-20 ranked players are still playing in the NCAA Tournament. “No one really cares what the (NBA) is telling you to do, you’ve just got to come out and do what you do best,” Knox said. “And that’s why (coach John Calipari) has sat down with each and every one of us and told us what we need to do for the team, and that’s what we’ve been able to do.” Calipari has said his group “needed to fail as a team” to figure out how to win. The Wildcats in January dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2014, then in February lost four in a row to NCAA Tournament team. But Kentucky enters the Sweet 16 on a five-game winning streak and are the highest remaining seed in the South. Of his group, Krzyzewski said he doubts “they have ever felt pressure.” It showed last weekend when the Blue Devils beat both Iona and Rhode Island by at least 20 points to cruise into their 26th Sweet 16. “It’s not just pressure being off, it’s confidence growing,” Krzyzewski said. “We know (as coaches), if we lose, that’s it. But they don’t look at, ‘That’s it.’ No, the reality is, that’s it, and that’s a different way of looking at it. “Dealing with reality is good. Being nervous about it is not good.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

Fajardo wants payback vs Magnolia for past finals heartbreak: Pinaiyak nila ako

MANILA, Philippines – Five years later, June Mar Fajardo will get a chance at payback against the team that broke his heart in his first championship series.  Fajardo still remembers the agony when the San Miguel Beermen, then known as Petron Blaze Boosters, lost the 2013 Governors' Cup title to the Magnolia Hotshots, the former San Mig Super Coffee Mixers .  The frustration caused by the loss was so ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News17 hr. 54 min. ago

Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’

  LOS ANGELES --- Steven Spielberg is a living legend in the Hollywood film industry, one of the most culturally dominant industries in the world.   However, if you don't focus on his name, or his company, or his latest award that is called "Legend of Our Lifetime" from U.K. film magazine Empire' "Empire Awards," he is a comfortably dressed film director with a family.   "I've been doing it from when I was 12 years old, 11 years old, I started taking 8 mm movies of my family on camping trips when I was a kid growing up in Arizona," Spielberg recalled.   You could tell that he earned his way from Cal State University Long Beach to Hollywood bec...Keep on reading: Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago

What you should know about new Medicare cards (but beware of scams)

In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter how 59 million people enrolled in the federal health insurance program are identified. Historically, Medicare ID cards have been stamped with the Social Security numbers of members --- currently, about 50 million seniors and 9 million people with serious disabilities. But that's been problematic: If a wallet or purse were stolen, a thief could use that information, along with an address or birthdate on a driver's license, to steal someone's identity. For years, phone scammers have preyed on older adults by requesting their Medicare numbers, giving various reasons fo...Keep on reading: What you should know about new Medicare cards (but beware of scams).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago

Salazar leads Dragons

DILIMAN College rode on Earl Salazar’s explosive performance to overpower Diliman Preparatory School, 89-61, for its third straight win in the 18 years old and under category in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup: Next Level basketball tournament at the DPS covered courts in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City last March 17.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News19 hr. 19 min. ago

Apple grabs two-year lead in 3-D sensing race

MOST Android phones will have to wait until 2019 to duplicate the 3-D sensing feature behind Apple’s Face ID security, three major parts producers have told Reuters, handicapping Samsung and others on a technology that is set to be worth billions in revenue over the next few years. The development of new features for the […] The post Apple grabs two-year lead in 3-D sensing race appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago

Business sentiment across Asia edges up to hit seven-year high

SYDNEY — Business confidence among Asian companies rose in the first quarter to the highest level in seven years, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as a fresh surge by the Chinese economy offset concerns about rising trade barriers. The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index, representing the six-month outlook of 67 firms, advanced one notch […] The post Business sentiment across Asia edges up to hit seven-year high appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago

After 35 years, Joey de Leon finally marries wife

After 35 years, Joey de Leon finally marries wife.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Sana we went past that down na -- Madayag on Ateneo s improvement after a bad start

Ateneo de Manila University has put its bad start in UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball tournament behind. After a 0-2 start – its worst in 11 years – the Lady Eagles are now on a roll and are already knocking on the Final Four door. During the pre-season and at the start of their campaign, many thought that Ateneo would be limping in the race for a semifinals spot after the departure of prized setter Jia Morado. They proved them wrong. Ateneo’s heart strong mantra remained alive and the Katipunan-based squad is just two wins away from formally clinching a Final Four seat.     The Lady Eagles edged the upset-conscious University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18, Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan for a 7-3 win-loss slate at solo second spot behind archrival grand slam-seeking De La Salle University (8-2).  Another victory will secure Ateneo at least a playoff for a Final Four berth. “Well, I mean it's a really great achievement na mag-eight wins kasi we were just expecting to play our best naman,” said skipper Maddie Madayag, who had 11 points off seven kills, three kill blocks and an ace. “But then our goal was to reach talaga the Final Four,” she added. But nakakataas ng confidence, and nakakasaya for the team. And 'yung improvements din.” The Lady Eagles have won three straight in the secomnd round of eliminations. Ateneo took down first round tormentors Far Eastern University and National University - both in straight sets - before flooring the Lady Warriors. “I guess for teams naman, there will always be up and downs. Sana we went past that down na,” said the team captain. Madayag also credited for their good campaign the vast improvement of setter Deanna Wong, who filled the important shoes left by Morado. Wong had 50 excellent sets against UE that helped Ateneo hammer down 54 attacks.      “She's really improving a lot. Like you can see from the first round to the second round, she's being more aggressive and more confident in her sets,” said Madayag of Wong, who had four markers.  Ateneo can secure at least a playoff for a semis spot with a win over Adamson University on Sunday before the league goes on a Holy Week break. And the former two-time champion Lady Eagles will be ready.  “Wala talagang complacency,” said Madayag. “We're not gonna be complacent with the teams, because everybody's like magka-level.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Boracay mess to set back tourism efforts by 4 years

THE closure of the 'Best Island in the World' is going to affect the efforts of travel agencies and tour operators to sell the Philippines to foreign tourists. In a statement sent to the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Magnolia Ousts NLEX, Clinches Last PH Cup Finals Spot

After four years, Purefoods is back in the PBA Finals. The multi-titled franchise, currently under the name Magnolia Hotshots, sealed a date with sister team San Miguel Beer for all the marbles in the PBA Philippine Cup after eliminating NLEX Road Warriors through a 96-89 semifinals Game 6 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Increase 2019 budget for Mindanao, solon appeals

The House of Representatives committee on Mindanao affairs has appealed for an increase in the 2019 budget of Mindanao after a congressional study bared that the country's southern region had received a measly 16.2 percent of the National Budget for 2018.   In a media briefing on Wednesday, Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. lamented how years of neglect had resulted to the "breakdown of peace and order" in the region.   Rodriguez cited a study conducted by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department of the House, concurred by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).   The study showed that only 16.2 percent of the Na...Keep on reading: Increase 2019 budget for Mindanao, solon appeals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018