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 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

Pitoy Moreno, top Filipino fashion designer, dies

via – Foremost fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno died on Monday afternoon at the Manila Doctors Hospital, where he had been confined for the past few years for debilitating ailments. A medical source said he died of a heart attack. Even in his late 80s, Moreno was a pillar Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize $16.75M, 2-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins’ bullpen. The deal, agreed to over the weekend, was announced Monday. The Twins agreed to a deal with right-hander Fernando Rodney in the offseason. Reed has 125 saves in seven major league seasons. He started last season with the New York Mets, then was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 and took over the ninth inning for them two years later. Reed had a career-best 40 saves in 2013, with 72 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings and a 3.79 ERA. He was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks the following offseason, then to the Mets in 2015. He served as their primary setup man for two years, filling in as the closer when Jeurys Familia was suspended or injured......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

Meet Asa Miller, the Philippines only delegate to Pyeongchang

Known as a tropical country, the Philippines has sent delegations to the Winter edition of the quadriennial event four times since 1972, the most recent of which was figure skater Michael Christian Martinez, who went to Sochi, Russia in 2014. Once again, our nation will have to huddle up and support the country's only Olympian this year, 17-year old Asa Miller, who will be competing in the slalom ski event. The event involves going down a slope, passing through poles and gates at the fastest time. Slalom skiing comprises of two events, slalom and giant slalom. Miller will compete in both events. Miller, a native of Portland, Oregon, first took hold of skiing when he was a toddler, and first competed when he was six. Miller currently competes for the Meadow Race Team in Mt. Hood, Oregon, where he had been competing for the past nine years. The Filipino-American, who traces his roots to his mother, competed at the FIS World Junior Championships in Sweden last year, but flopped.  “I honestly didn’t do so well, but I went more for the learning experience and the opportunity to compete in a world event," Miller told The Cardinal Times, the official publication of Lincoln High School, Miller's current school. As Miller prepares for this year's Winter Olympics, he goes to the event without financial support from the government, as he will pay for his own expenses in the whole event, ranging from plane tickets, equipment, and entry fees. Readers may donate here at his GoFundMe page, where he still has a long way before even making ends meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

Airbus warns A380 program at risk as orders dry up

PARIS, France – Airbus said Monday, January 15, that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years. The European aerospace group had been banking on another big order from main client Emirates in November, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 18 min. ago

Celine Dion is coming to Manila

CANADIAN songstress Celine Dion will finally hold a concert in the Philippine capital, four years after she was originally scheduled to perform in the Philippines. Her show on July 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena is part of the Celine Dion Live 2018 tour which will take her to seven cities across the […] The post Celine Dion is coming to Manila appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Volkswagen posts record global car sales in 2017

Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago. #BeFullyInformed Volkswagen posts record global car sales in 2017 Detroit – Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever… link: Volkswagen posts record global car sales in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News14 hr. 4 min. ago

MRSC, Wanbol triumph

MYSTICAL Rose School of Caloocan and Wanbol Basketball Club of Nueva Ecija pulled off similar hard-earned victories to take the headstart in the 19 years old and under category in the Basic Sports, Inc. (BSI) basketball tournament at the Sacred Heart Academy covered courts in Novaliches, Quezon City over the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News15 hr. 18 min. ago

Blair Redford having a blast in ‘The Gifted’

Former "90210" actor Blair Redford recently took to Instagram to express elation over the success of the "X-Men" spinoff show "The Gifted," where he stars as heroic mutant Thunderbird. "This just in: 'The Gifted' on Fox has officially been renewed for Season 2. This has truly been a blast to be a part of," said Redford in the caption of a cast photo. The 34-year-old actor also posted about old buddy Michael Milligan, who also appears in "The Gifted," in another photo: "This SOB [and I] moved to LA together over 13 years ago and now we're running around as 'X-Men' characters trying to kill each other!" ---OLIVER PULUMBARIT...Keep on reading: Blair Redford having a blast in ‘The Gifted’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

Carmi mom to fur babies

Actress Carmi Martin has her hands full taking care of four fur babies at home. "They're all mix Maltese-Yorkies," Carmi tells the Inquirer. The big mama of the brood is named Chloe, now 8 years old. "Chloe is originally from Las Vegas." Chloe later had three pups: Happy, Buchiann and Bella, now 4 years old. "They have different traits," Carmi explains. "Happy loves to kiss. Buchiann often gets all excited and gives me all sorts of pasalubong (presents), like tissue paper. Bella enjoys getting belly rubs." The actress admits that she dotes on them as if they were real babies. "I care for them like they're human. Maybe because I never had kids, I shower them with all the moth...Keep on reading: Carmi mom to fur babies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

Christianity’s arrival in PH – boon or bane?

  Any historicalreview would illustrate the seismic shiftsthe Philippine Catholic Church has been undergoing, including the earth-shaking scandals into which she has been dragged repeatedly.   Does it matter to me that the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has declared 2018 as the "Year of the Clergy and the Religious" as part of the nine-year preparation for the 5thcentennial, or 500 longs years of the Christianization of the Philippines?   The predecessors of the Filipino clergy and consecrated persons today are the Spanish friars of old. And it appears that the arrival of Spanish clergy and consecrated persons 500 years ago was a ...Keep on reading: Christianity’s arrival in PH – boon or bane?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

Filipina in Kansas City gets 2 years for stealing $100K from US base

KANSAS CITY, Missouri --- A Filipino woman arrested last year inKansashas been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $100,000 from a U.S. Naval base in Japan. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Cynthia Lopez Creseni was sentenced Friday, January12 to two years in prison. She will be returned to the Philippines after her incarceration. Creseni pleaded guilty in August to theft of public money. She took money from a safe at the Morale Welfare and Recreation Center on the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, where she was a cashier of the game/slot room. She spent the money on plane tickets, a home in Japan, and her family in the Philippines. Creseni fled Japan in 2015 after bei...Keep on reading: Filipina in Kansas City gets 2 years for stealing $100K from US base.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

‘93 Brown’s Chicken Massacre back in the news, 2 Filipinos were youngest victims

  CHICAGO---Exactly 25 years after one of the most notorious crimes in Chicago area history happened on January 8, 1993, the "Brown's Chicken Massacre" is back in the news. One of the two convicted killers, James E. Degorski was recently denied a new trial based on his claim that his former girlfriend, Anne Lockett, who became a key prosecution witness in his 2009 trial, lied on the witness stand so that she could eventually receive a portion of the $98,000 reward offered for his and his partner's arrest. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan on January 8 agreed with prosecutors that Degorski's lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean,failed to prove that his rights had been violated at tr...Keep on reading: ‘93 Brown’s Chicken Massacre back in the news, 2 Filipinos were youngest victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

SC’s Martires urges spouses of deceased justices to file raps vs those who cause delays in their pension

Justice Samuel Martires is urging the spouses of deceased justices and judges whose applications for survivorship pension have been pending with the Supreme Court for two years to file administrative cases against "any person in the Supreme Court who slept on his job, who was negligent.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News16 hr. 39 min. ago

Warriors keep evolving in rivalry with Cavs

By Steve Aschburner, CLEVELAND -- You might expect, given the familiarity from what’s gone on for four years now, that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have worked up some serious mutual contempt. They both covet what the other wants -- in fact, the Warriors or the Cavs could make a persuasive case that, if not for the other guys, one already would have notched a three-peat and be chasing Bill Russell’s Celtics in pursuit of a fourth consecutive championship. They both have poured buckets of blood, sweat, tears, money, Gatorade and offseason counter moves into their nouveau NBA rivalry. And they both, well, as Golden State coach Steve Kerr phrased it to the San Jose Mercury News Sunday (Monday, PHL time), “We just want to kick each other’s ass.” And yet the Warriors and the Cavaliers -- who play again Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA’s prime-time MLK showdown -- have more in common with each other than they do with any of the league’s other 28 teams. Playing 100 games or so every year. Locking in mentally and surviving physically longer than anyone else. Showing up each night targeted as a measuring stick, even a season maker, by the opponents. While trying like heck to keep things fresh. Renew. Find and tap into a new source of energy, because old ones wane over time. “It’s the biggest challenge of this whole season,” Kerr told late last week, with the Warriors starting a back-to-back in Milwaukee and Toronto on their way back to The Land. Even if it were possible -- and it realistically is not, given free agency, injuries, trades, the salary cap, luxury taxes, hirings and firings each NBA offseason -- playing a pat hand from one championship-level season to the next isn’t desirable. Voices, locker rooms, relationships get stale. Rivals adjust and escalate in the arms race. Some players ebb in the pecking order, others flow. It’s important to inject new faces, add skills and even find fresh themes to fend off monotony, even boredom, through the 82-game slogs. The Warriors, in winning 20 of 23 games over the past seven weeks, largely have managed to do that. The Cavaliers, at 26-15 after 2-7 stretch that started at Golden State on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time)? Not so much. Golden State shifts gears after each season It’s easy to think of Golden State’s success since Kerr’s hiring before the 2014-15 season as one uninterrupted run of excellence. Three-pointers, “death lineups,” and the rest. But the differences from one year to the next have been fairly pronounced. “In Year 1, we were trying to prove ourselves to the world,” Kerr said. “Then we win the championship -- it was all so fresh. There were no letdowns at all that year. It was the most exciting, it was the most energized, it was the most refreshing. It was brand new to all of us. It felt like we were riding this wave all year -- we were all giddy, like, ‘Oh my God, we’re really good!’ We didn’t know we could be like that. And for me, it was my first year coaching.” Steph Curry won his first MVP award. He and Klay Thompson generated considerable conversation about the best shooting backcourts in league history. Draymond Green forever changed the old NBA notion of “’tweeners.” The Warriors finished 67-15, ranked second in the league in offense (111.6) and first in defense (101.4) and beat Cleveland in the Finals in six games. “It was maybe like the first stages when you fall in love,” Kerr said. “You’re just on Cloud 9 and she can’t do anything wrong. There’s infatuation and then you truly fall in love, and it’s amazing. “The second year, we sort of rode that wave of euphoria of being the best team in the league and having won the title. The next thing you know, we’re 24-0 and we’ve got a chance to set an all-time record. That 73-win mark carried us all year. We were going to prove that, not only were we the champs but we were one of the best teams ever.” The Warriors were -- by regular season standards. Curry won his second MVP award. Kerr missed the first 43 games due to health issues but assistant coach Luke Walton steered them to a 39-4 mark. They bought into the chase for 73 victories fairly late, but instead of a 16-5 playoff run like the previous spring’s, the Warriors went 15-9 -- coming up one victory short when the Cavaliers became the first team to claw back from a 3-1 deficit. That led directly to Golden State’s next new wrinkle, a reconfiguration that came close to buckling the league’s knees. “We got KD,” Kerr said. “Now we’re changing our team, right? Last year was about incorporating KD, welcoming this incredible player into our organization and our roster. Figuring how to do it, how we were going to adjust. I felt like there were times last year that were tiring, where our guys were done a little bit. But it was ‘new’ again.” Even the challenges were fresh, like counting Curry’s or Klay Thompson’s touches relative to Durant’s or closing ranks around Golden State’s thin man as his reputation took blows for the first time in his NBA career. Not interested in shooting for 74 victories, the Warriors simply took care of business and stayed coiled for the postseason. Then it was a 16-1 dash to title No. 2, Durant snagging the Finals MVP trophy after the five-game dispatching of the Cavs. All of which just set the Warriors’ bar higher, requiring them to search for something new, somebody borrowed, presumably nothing blue. “This year it’s just survive and advance,” Kerr said. “It’s ‘let’s get to April, May, June in one piece.’ There’s a reason we’ve lost six home games already. We don’t have the driving force that we had the last few years. We’re dealing with what any team in NBA history that’s tried to do this has dealt with. The Lakers (1982-85), the Celtics (1984-87, 1957-66)... It’s just really hard and you need that driving force.” Said Warriors vet Andre Iguodala: “Your body is mindful of it, because it hurts.” A couple of young guys -- Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney -- have taken on bigger roles. Nick Young brings some sort of buzz into any locker room that will have him. Still, as veteran guard Shaun Livingston said: “We’re not chasing any records. We’re not adding another All Star. We’re just trying to make it through the marathon.” Cavs' challenges mount during 2017-18 The Cavaliers are just trying to make it through the marathon, too. But if they could, they might do it like Rosie Ruiz, the 1980 women’s “winner” of the Boston Marathon who perpetrated a hoax by hopping the subway and running only the final mile of Beantown’s famous race. The 2017-18 has been anything but fun for Cleveland so far. It began with the departure of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, a not-so-funhouse mirror image of Durant’s arrival a year earlier in the Bay Area. Irving, for reasons still not quite explained, made it known in the offseason that he wanted out. He wanted to be the man on his own team. Or he didn’t want to be left in the lurch if (when?) LeBron James took his talents elsewhere again. Or both. Or neither. Regardless, once the Cavaliers made his request come true by dealing him to Boston for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn’s coveted first-round pick this June, their task got tougher and their season longer. Losing one of the league’s best ball handlers and shot makers doesn’t qualify as “renewal” any more than what went on in Oklahoma City when Durant packed up. There’s been more. Shooting guard J.R. Smith seemingly got old overnight. Jae Crowder, who came from the Celtics in the Irving deal, hasn’t meshed with the Cavs’ style. Kevin Love has been moved to center but hasn’t done anything to satisfy the Cavs’ need for rim protection. Thomas only returned to action from a hip injury as the calendar turned to 2018 and has played only four games in these two weeks. Even with so many new faces -- seven of the top 12 in coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation weren’t here 12 months ago -- it’s a group heavy on veterans, players a little too established or mature to naturally instill raw energy. James said recently that none of this is new, it’s another case of the Cavs biding their time for the “second” season that means everything. But Lue also introduced the topic of “agendas,” suggesting that some of his guys were looking out for their own responsibilities and performances -- particularly on defense -- rather than the group’s. At best, this is another dose of the midseason blahs, the Cavs in their doldrums in need of an All-Star break. At worst, though, they might be honing some bad habits that won’t be so easy to break in May or June. Especially if East rivals such as Toronto, Boston or Washington are emboldened after witnessing or administering some of the Cavs’ more embarrassing beat downs this season. Will any of this matter come spring? It will if the switch each team is minding stubbornly decides not to flip. “That’s the key. You’ve got to find that balance,” Kerr said. “Are you flipping the switch or are you navigating? The idea is, don’t let bad habits slip in. Right now, this moment, we’re into some bad habits. Our defensive efforts  the last five, six games [before the weekend] were awful. We got away with it because Steph was going nuts.” The Cavaliers repeatedly have not gotten away with bad defensive habits, even on nights when James has been dominant. “It’s tough,” Livingston said. “They’re a team that’s built for the playoffs. But our core guys still are in there prime. Their core guys are still good. But we’re talking about ‘prime.’” Most still would pick both Golden State and Cleveland to advance all the way to a “Finals Four” (after last year’s “Rubber Match” series). But one of these years, most will be wrong -- about one or both. That alone might be motivation enough. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 38 min. ago

Philippine remittances for November 2017 grow by only 2%

MANILA, Philippines – Money sent home by overseas Filipinos (OFs) last November grew by only 2% year-on-year to $2.3 billion, partly because of base effects, after remittances in the same month in 2016 saw an "unusually high" growth in over 8 years. Back in November 2016, cash  remittances  spiked by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

Pitoy Moreno, famed Filipino fashion designer, passes away

MANILA, Philippines - Fashion designer Jose "Pitoy" Moreno passed away on Monday, January 15 according to a report from Manila Bulletin . He was 87 years old. Moreno, called the Fashion Czar of Asia, was considered one of the country's top designers and known for popularizing the Maria Clara gown early in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

Abducted Chibok girls say we won t return – Boko Haram video

KANO, Nigeria – Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday, January 15, released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly 4 years ago became a symbol of Nigeria's brutal conflict. But despite a concerted global campaign for their release, and talks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

BPI, Genus plc boost partnership to modernize pig farms

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has signed a new partnership deal with world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc to promote state-of-the-art pig farming in the Philippines, with a commitment to quadruple lending portfolio to this farm segment to P4 billion in the next few years. This is an extension of an initial partnership signed by BPI with UK-based Genus in 2013 that paved the way for the disbursement of over P1 billion in loans to modernize pig farming. A new deal was signed on Friday night to extend the partnership for another five years and likewise to promote the use of biogas facilities that convert farm waste to energy alongside climate-controlled a...Keep on reading: BPI, Genus plc boost partnership to modernize pig farms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Kakai Bautista is over self-pity on her looks, accepts own beauty Kakai Bautista wrote about her thoughts on self-love and self-acceptance in a recent Instagram post, where she took a selfie in bed. "Alam at tanggap kong hindi ako maganda sa paningin at standards ng iba, ng mundong obsessed sa beauty and being beautiful," she began. (I know and I accept that I am not beautiful in the eyes and standards of others, in a world obsessed with beauty and being beautiful.) "Hindi masakit para sa akin yun, dahil lumipas na ang mga taon na kinaawaan ko ang sarili ko dahil sa sinasabi ng iba." (It doesn't hurt me because the years when I pi...Keep on reading: Kakai Bautista is over self-pity on her looks, accepts own beauty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018