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V7 launch brings Vivo closer to its patrons

V7 launch brings Vivo closer to its patrons.....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 23rd, 2017

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

CHESSY, France (AP) --- Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, including French Olympians Teddy Riner and Camille Lacourt, attended an official opening Saturday night for the season that brings the Disneyland resorts a step closer to merging its traditional cast of characters with the Marvel universe. It follows similar moves in Hong Kong Disneyland as well as in the Disney California Adventure. "We are delighted to have the Avengers assemble in Disne...Keep on reading: Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Ambassador Haley: N. Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek

WASHINGTON -- United States Ambassador Nikki Haley condemned on Wednesday, Nov. 29, North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and said that the latest incident “brings us closer” to a war that the US does not seek. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Ambassador Haley: N. Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek

WASHINGTON --- United States Ambassador Nikki Haley condemned on Wednesday North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and said that the latest incident "brings us closer" to a war that the US does not seek.   Some observers believe that the recently-fired ICBM could reach Washington and the entire US Eastern Seaboard.   Speaking at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Haley said that if war comes as a result of further acts of "aggression" like Tuesday's launch, "make no mistake the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed."   "The dictator of North Korea made a decision (Tuesday) that brings us close...Keep on reading: Ambassador Haley: N. Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

WATCH: ‘Star Trek Discovery’ shows Spock in season 2 trailer

Ahead of the January launch of “Star Trek Discovery” season two, a new trailer brings us up to speed with some of the curveballs that await crew and audience during 2019’s second run. The USS Discovery is bound for more adventures courtesy of a returning cast peppered with a few new faces. Captain Christopher Pike… link: WATCH: ‘Star Trek Discovery’ shows Spock in season 2 trailer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Vivo& rsquo;s young stars troop to ritzy V11 launch

Vivo& rsquo;s young stars troop to ritzy V11 launch.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

LOOK: LeBron James unveils 16th signature shoe

LeBron James has released his 16th signature shoe with sports brand Nike, his first one since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.  The LeBron 16 dropped Saturday in a black and red colorway, aptly named "Fresh Bred". It continues James' longtime aesthetic for his signature sneakers that also works as the perfectly balance between support and its weight. Designer Jason Petrie, James’s longtime collaborator, says working with a physical freak of nature like LeBron creates a series of evolving challenges, Petrie believes the most groundbreaking part of the release is its knitting.  "They are mathematical artists and have created a new knit for the 16 that is strong enough to contain LeBron and successfully reduces any layers in the overall build that could slow him down," said Petrie. According to Nike, the knit is structured in a way t hat it increases tensile strength while having elegant finish matches The King's current style. The LeBron 16’s other notable feature is its height. At the direction of James, Petrie formed the shoe with a lower collar, which allows the athlete to move more freely. “The first thing we wanted to do was get a little lower in the cut of the shoe,” said James. “I wanted to get a little faster, ride a little bit closer to the court and be a little bit more dynamic.” Petrie and team also added a new gusseted leather tongue, allowing for seamless entry into the shoe and for broader styling choices off court. Underfoot, a simple evolution of the Max Air cushioning platform introduced in the LeBron 15 that supports James’s dynamic demands. The "Fresh Bred" launch colorway of the LeBron 16 will be available on nike.com September 20......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

PlayStation®4 NBA 2K19 Bundle to be released in the PH this September

Sports video game fans, rejoice! The world's best basketball simulator, NBA 2K, will be dropping its 20th iteration, NBA 2K19, and as a treat for PlayStation®4 users, a special, limited edition NBA 2K19  PlayStation®4 bundle will be available this September, coinciding with the video game's release. It will be available at stores at a suggested retail price of PHP 20,490. Included in the bundle includes a jet black, 500 GB PlayStation®4 console, a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, Blu-ray Disc version of the NBA 2K19 and One-Year extended warranty service. It also comes with an A2 size poster featuring NBA 2K19 Standard Edition cover athlete, two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and a premium decal sticker. NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes, and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. It will be available via pre-order this September......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe

TAMPA, United States -- After a last-minute technical problem forced NASA to postpone by 24 hours the launch of its first mission to explore the Sun, the agency plans to try again Sunday. The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3:31 am (0731 GMT) for the Parker Solar Probe, a $1.5 billion unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. The probe is designed to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona, coming within 3.83 million miles (6.16 million kilometers) of its surface during a seven-year mission. It is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield that can endure unprecedented l...Keep on reading: After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

A robotic hand can juggle a cube, with lots of training

SAN FRANCISCO --- How long does it take for a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years. That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI to train its disembodied hand. OpenAI is the nonprofit artificial-intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and others. The hand, called Dactyl, has a single job: to rotate a cube until the letter facing up matches a random selection. Every movement that brings the cube closer to the goal gives the robot software a small reward. Dropping the cube gives it a penalty. In real life, researchers worked about a year to get the hand to the point of about a dozen successes in a row. The success demonstrates how r...Keep on reading: A robotic hand can juggle a cube, with lots of training.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Undeterred by skeptical fans, Thomas takes Tour title

By Andrew Dampf and Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs. Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky. The Welsh rider was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the Alps and the Pyrenees. On Sunday he concluded his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race by claiming his first Tour de France title. "With the boys, that's the main thing for the whole three weeks, we stuck together through some tough times, stayed strong," Thomas said. "Everything just clicked this race." Thomas successfully defended his lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage. Four-time champion Chris Froome, Thomas's teammate, finished third, 2:24 behind. Froome rode next to Thomas as they crossed the line and applauded. Thomas was a support rider during Froome's four victories but he emerged as Sky's strongest rider in this race when Froome crashed early on and couldn't keep up in the mountains. Sky — and consequently Thomas — became a target for many fans due to an asthma drug case involving Froome, stemming from last year's Spanish Vuelta. Even though Froome was cleared of doping days before the start of the Tour, that didn't stop some fans from abusing the British team's riders throughout the three-week race. "When there is negativity like that, it brings us as a team closer together," Froome said. "It feels like it's us against the rest of the world. ... You can choose to let it get to you or you can choose to let it motivate you, and we let it motivate us." Thomas stormed into the lead by winning back-to-back mountain stages in the Alps, including the iconic climb up Alpe d'Huez, then defended his advantage in the Pyrenees. During the podium ceremony, Thomas draped the flag of Wales over his shoulders, then ended his victory speech with a mic drop. "All I can say is that I do it the right way," Thomas said when asked about concerns of alleged doping within Sky. "We train super hard and there's nothing I can say that will prove it. I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing. It will stand the test of time." An all-around rider who began his career on the track, the 32-year-old Thomas helped Britain to gold medals in team pursuit at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics before turning his full attention to road racing. "I have my own goals and I kept doing what I'm doing and kept focused on that. ... Obviously it's not nice to hear (the jeers) but I do what I do and focus on myself," Thomas said. "It's easy to get wrapped up in or get angry or depressed but I stay in my own world." Riding a yellow bicycle to match his yellow jersey, Thomas shared glasses of champagne with his teammates during the casual ride into Paris before buckling down to keep up with the other leaders on the jarring cobblestones of the Champs-Elysees. "It's going to take a while to sink in," Thomas said. "Normally that stage is really hard but today I just seemed to float around it. I had goose bumps going around there. The support from the Welsh, British flags. ... To ride around wearing this (yellow jersey) is a dream." Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff with UAE Team Emirates won the last stage in a sprint finish, narrowly beating John Degenkolb and Arnaud Demare. "I've dreamed about this victory for many years," Kristoff said. "I've been close many times before but never managed to beat the faster guys like (Mark) Cavendish, (Andre) Greipel, or (Marcel) Kittel, but today they're not here, they're out after the mountains, and today I was the fastest, so I'm super happy." The mostly flat 116-kilometer (72-mile) leg began in Houilles just outside Paris and concluded with nine laps up and down the Champs-Elysees. Many spectators along the Champs-Elysees held their arms high to record the riders on their smart phones as they went past on the cobblestones, and there were more cheers when 11 jets flew overhead leaving trails in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag. Street vendors sold chicken, sausages, waffles, cake and sweets, while the smell of crepes filled the air. Glenn Roberts, from Newtown in mid-Wales, was in attendance with his wife and children. The family timed its summer vacation to coincide with the Tour's finish. "Thomas was in the yellow when we left Wales but we didn't know if he was going to keep it. We thought Froome was going to win it, if I'm being honest," Roberts said. "It's the best thing a Welshman has ever done in sport." ___ AP Sports Writer Samuel Petrequin contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

ONE: Shinya Aoki says he’d enjoy a rematch with fellow former champ Eduard Folayang

Nearly two years removed from losing ONE Championship Lightweight World Title, Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki finds himself back on the path towards championship glory, and the next stop on his journey brings him to Manila at ONE: Reign of Kings, Friday, July 27th at the Mall of Asia Arena. In a battle of top lightweight contenders, Aoki meets Thai MMA star Shannon ’OneShin’ Wiratchai, with the winner moving one step closer to a lightweight world title shot. And while another run at the world title could be on the line, the Evolve MMA star says that his focus in the lead up to the fight will be his own progress and no one else’s. “I approach all my fights the same. I focus on myself, and my game.” Aoki shared with ABS-CBN Sports via email. “I train hard with all my training partners and coaches, whether its in Japan or at Evolve MMA in Singapore, to improve all aspects of my game to prepare myself for the bout ahead. I am confident in my abilities and am looking forward to this bout.” Adding another layer to the upcoming Aoki versus Wiratchai fight will be the fact that the Thai star revealed that he looks up to the Japanese legend. “I have been competing for a long time now so it is interesting that I am competing against someone who used to watch me growing up. When I compete I go out there to do my best as a martial artist, if my performances inspire someone to start martial arts that’s just an extra bonus.” “Shannon is a good strong opponent, I look forward to competing against him.” Aoki added. If Aoki can defeat Wiratchai in Manila, it’ll mark his first string of back-to-back wins since 2015, definitely a step in the right direction. From 2016 to 2017, Aoki went through quite a rough patch that was kickstarted with him dropping his ONE title to Eduard Folayang in Singapore, followed a grappling superfight loss to Garry Tonon and a one-sided beatdown from then-ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Momentum shifted to Aoki’s favor in the start of 2018, as he submitted fellow former ONE champion Marat Gafurov in another grappling superfight, before getting back in the win column in MMA, choking out Rasul Yakhyaev in just one round back in May. “As a professional athlete, winning and losing is all a part of the journey.” Aoki said of his struggles and his recent run of success. “As a martial artist, all I focus on is continuing to improve and learn from the past and improve my game in all aspects. Improving a little bit every day is what martial arts is about. This is the mindset I’ve always had.” Speaking of Eduard Folayang, Aoki now is on the same boat as the Filipino MMA star, both former champions looking to regain their place at the top of the division. Folayang will also be fighting on ONE’s Reign of Kings card in Manila, against unbeaten Russian Aziz Pahrudinov. Much like Aoki, a win for Folayang moves him one step closer to another shot at the championship. If everything goes according to plan for these two former champions, their paths could cross once more, and that’s something that Aoki says he wouldn’t mind. “I am open to compete against anyone or rematch anyone. If ONE Championship wants me to face Eduard I would enjoy that. My job is to train hard to improve all aspects of my game for whoever I am facing.” Before anything else however, Aoki and Folayang will have to take care of business come fight night. For Aoki, who is, by all means, a proven legend in MMA, the learning never stops, and it’s this feeling of hunger for more that keeps the former champ motivates. “I never think of my accomplishments as enough. Every bout is a new challenge for me to take on, so I push myself to be able to handle anything that comes my way. I am always training and learning new techniques so my game is constantly improving. The martial arts journey never ends.” said Aoki.   Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki meets top contender Shannon Wiratchai in a lightweight contest with massive title implications at ONE: Reign of Kings on Friday, July 27th at the Mall of Asia Arena. Catch it LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   *Special thanks to Aliya Anwar of Evolve MMA.        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

LP officials on BOL approval: Mindanao is a step closer to peace

Officials of the Liberal Party (LP) commended the Moro and indigenous peoples, lawmakers, and other stakeholders after the bicameral conference committeeapproved the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Party officials, consisting of chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo, president Senator Kiko Pangilinan andsecretary-general Representative Kit Belmonte, said in a joint statement on Sunday that with the BOL, Mindanao is a step closer to peace. "We commend the Moro leaders, lawmakers, and other stakeholders for getting the work done," they said. "This brings the Filipino people a critical step closer to peace and prosperity, and our Moro brothers and sisters to their quest for the rig...Keep on reading: LP officials on BOL approval: Mindanao is a step closer to peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

‘Biyaya ng Pagbabago’ brings Duterte admin closer to grassroots

‘Biyaya ng Pagbabago’ brings Duterte admin closer to grassroots CEBU CITY – The “Biyaya ng Pagbabago” rollouts have been keeping […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Cusi brings electricity trading closer to autonomy

THE NEW BOARD:Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi with the newly-elected Board Members of the Philippine ElectricityMarket Corporation (PEMC) during its Annual General Membership Meeting onMonday, 25 Jun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Cusi brings electricity trading closer to autonomy

THE NEW BOARD:Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi with the newly-elected Board Members of the Philippine ElectricityMarket Corporation (PEMC) during its Annual General Membership Meeting onMonday, 25 Jun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

‘Goblin’ actor and BTOB star Yook Sung-jae returning to Manila

K-pop idol and actor Yook Sung-jae is scheduled to return to Manila for a fan meeting on July 13 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent. Viu Philippines, the leading video streaming platform for premium Asian content, made the announcement in a Facebook post. "We are very happy to bring Yook Sung-jae closer to his Filipino fans," says Viu Philippines country head, Arianne Kader-Cu. "Since its launch, Goblin has become a top-performing program on our platform, and we thank our Viu-ers for their support, she adds. Kader-Cu also revealed that Viu Philippines, together with Globe, are working on a special project with the Korean star. "We will make the announcement soon, we hope you stay up...Keep on reading: ‘Goblin’ actor and BTOB star Yook Sung-jae returning to Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

BSP launches InstaPay electronic fund transfer service

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  took a step closer to its goal of seeing electronic payments comprise 20% of all transactions in the country by 2020, with the launch of InstaPay. Launched on Monday, April 23, InstaPay is an electronic fund transfer service that allows customers to transfer pesos ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Champ Camp and Barangay Liga Launched

MILO Philippines' champion building takes another step forward. Actually, two steps. Targetting grassroots development, MILO Philippines will launch a couple of projects over the next two years. The MILO Champ Camp will be in partnership with the Department of Education, focusing on the development of elementary school students through the help of skilled youth coaches. Sports like basketball, volleyball, and football will be the focus however, sports nutrition and health will also be tackled. It's MILO, of course. The Champ Camp is set to officially start in the next school year. "Learning continues outside the classroom, and we want to reach out to both parents and kids by providing an interactive glimpse into popular sports," MILO Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Kevin Mauricio said. "We want to introduce the basics of popular ball sports by offering a hands-on experience to elementary students, and give importance to sports in the child's development," he added. As second, more ambitious project is the Barangay Liga, where MILO is set to work hand-in-hand with select barangays to elevate their exisiting commuity-based leagues. For the pilot year, MILO has partnered with 100 barangays taken from pre-existing partnerships. There are plans to expand over the next couple of years. In this project, barangay courts will be refurbished and modernized to make sure there are facilities more than capable enough to support sports endevours, most of which happen during the summer. "It's a program that helps bring sports closer to the grassroots level," MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester Castillo said of the Barangay Liga. "Through the Barangay MILO Liga, we will partner with barangays nationwide, we will refurbish their existing barangay courts in preparation for their existing barangay leagues. Yun na-indetify kasi namin na barriers from parents for getting their children into sports, kulang kasi ng mga safe places to play. So by refurbishing the courts, ma-encourage nila yung mga anak nila to join sports," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Lawyer: Pullout brings PH closer to criminal probe

Lawyer: Pullout brings PH closer to criminal probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Lawyer: ICC pullout brings PH case closer to criminal probe

Lawyer: ICC pullout brings PH case closer to criminal probe.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018