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Your Dad’s Hawaiian Shirt Gets an Upgrade

With summer in full swing, you're probably adjusting your wardrobe to fit the season. One way is by adding prints like florals and geometric patterns. A casual and easy way to do this is to pick up some patterned button-up shirts from the men's section. The fit is going to be more oversized, giving you the ultimate relaxed summer vibe. Singer Hayley Kiyoko is a fan of this look, draping it over a white crop top in her music video for "Curious." A post shared by H A Y L E Y K I Y O K O (@hayleykiyoko) on Jan 15, 2018 at 7:46pm PST Laureen Uy used one as a beach cover up and she even mixed prints. A post shared by Laureen Uy (@laureenmuy) on Mar 25, 2018 at ...Keep on reading: Your Dad’s Hawaiian Shirt Gets an Upgrade.....»»

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Cheat Sheet: How To Upgrade A Simple White Shirt According To These Celebs

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Japan approves defense plan including 2 aircraft carriers

TOKYO, Japan – Japan on Tuesday, December 18, approved plans to convert two ships into aircraft carriers – the nation's first since World War II – as it tries to counter growing Chinese military power in the region. The new 5-year defense plan calls for the military to upgrade two ........»»

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A good watch, a go-to bag–9 staples to keep as you declutter

  As the year comes to a close and we welcome Christmas gifts, there is no better time than now to declutter and assess what you really need.   I recommend keeping these nine staples:   A black blazer. But not any will do. A good blazer should have a classic look and should fit just right: not too tight and not too loose.   A white T-shirt. I get mine from James Perse.   Jeans are a standard pick. A good pair will see you through many wears and occasions. Choose a pair that gives your butt a good lift. Make sure it falls straight and has a slim fit.   Pencil skirt. An alternative to jeans is a classic pencil skirt...Keep on reading: A good watch, a go-to bag–9 staples to keep as you declutter.....»»

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Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff

  After shuttling from the Senate offices to nearby Elorde Boxing Gym at Mall of Asia complex, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday changed from shirt and tie to his workout attire in no time.   "Ok na! Approved na. Extension sa martial law (It's approved, martial law in Mindanao is extended) one year," Pacquiao casually told the full-packed crowd inside the gym.   The throng clapped as he limbered up, shadow boxed and worked the mitts and marvelled at how seamlessly the legendary Filipino boxer shifted from his legislative duties to preparing for his fight against Adrien Broner in January.   "Great round, take it easy," Australian conditioning coach J...Keep on reading: Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan --- A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. Since becoming an internet sensation, Shafiqa Ahmedi said her now 7-year-old son Murtaza --- a fan of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi --- has not been able to attend school and now they are living in an unheated room in Kabul. She said the cold and the damp are making Murtaza sick. "He is always cold," she said. Temperatures in Kabul hover around 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) dur...Keep on reading: Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Bernie Sumayao looks to transform Philippine club football

      MANILA, Philippines – Bernie Sumayao has an earnest, professorial air about him when I met him in the Peninsula Manila Club Lounge. Wearing a dark suit over a dark sports shirt, the man tasked with taking Philippine club football to the next level exudes someone ........»»

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Converge ICT Solutions offers internet speed upgrade for free

Converge ICT Solutions offers internet speed upgrade for free.....»»

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Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade Wednesday. Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona. A six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner at 31, Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market. He hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs last season and has often finished high in the NL MVP voting. “We’ve been busy this offseason working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game’s premier players,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement. Goldschmidt has a $14.5 million salary next year, receives a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade and will be eligible for free agency after next season. The Cardinals have a history of acquiring top hitters and then signing them to long-term deals, including Mark McGwire and Matt Holliday. St. Louis went 88-74 and believed it needed a boost in the middle of a lineup that includes Matt Carpenter, Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina to compete with the likes of Milwaukee and the Cubs in the NL Central. The Cardinals’ postseason drought is their longest 1997-99. Free agent slugger Bryce Harper has supposedly been on the Cards’ wish list, too, as the winter meetings approach this weekend. Last offseason, the Cardinals had worked out a deal with Miami for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, but he refused to waive his no-trade clause. Arizona went 82-80 in the NL West and finished behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado, who both made the playoffs. The Diamondbacks, obviously in rebuilding mode, parted ways with a homegrown player who grew to be the face of the franchise but is nearing the end of an extremely team-friendly contract. The quiet slugger, an eighth-round draft pick out of Texas State in 2009, quickly moved through the Arizona minor league system and advanced to the big league club in 2011. In 2013, Goldschmidt hit 36 home runs and drove in 125. In 2017, he matched that home-run high with 36 and drove in 120. He is a career .297 hitter with 209 home runs, and was runnerup in the NL MVP voting in 2013 and 2015. Despite an awful start to last season, he bounced back to once again become a powerful force. Goldschmidt was the Diamondbacks’ franchise leader in slugging percentage and on-base percentage. “This was an extremely difficult decision given how much Paul has meant to our team both on and off the field. He represents everything it means to be a D-back, and we are very thankful to him for all that he has done for our franchise and our fans,” Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. Weaver, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA last season. He was long rated among the top St. Louis prospects. The 24-year-old Kelly has played for the Cardinals in parts of the past three seasons, batting .154. He’s been highly regarded for his defensive ability. Young, 24, hit a combined .289 in Double-A and high-A ball. The draft choice that Arizona got will come after the second round, likely a pick somewhere in the high 70s or low 80s......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Man says he will prove he didn t kill Michael Jordan s dad

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. "I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn't connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. ... The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did," Daniel Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed. Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn't identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification. On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney's general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defense. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999. Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences. Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He's probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defense filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan's shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel. Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl "was kissing on" him so there was no way he'd abandon that opportunity. Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan. If that's true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95. "I don't think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan - the state or the defense," Mumma said. Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting. "It became 'he said, he said,'" Rogers said. "I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel's ultimate version." Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn't believe it. As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories. By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green's attempt for a new trial. In addition to evidence in the defense filings, Green's lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn't kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn't plan to use deadly force. The state attorney general's office says jurors' opinions at sentencing aren't relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime. The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn't believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he's confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger. "If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I'm going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery," said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year......»»

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When ‘too many cooks’ create successful startups

SEOUL -- This past June, Kim Tae-hyung finally achieved his long-held dream of running his own food business but with minimal risk. The one-man restaurant, Seoul Poke, specializes in Hawaiian food and runs 100 percent on takeout. There's no dining area. What's unusual about this new startup is that Kim saved massively on his initial investment by forgoing not just an eat-in venue but also the purchase of kitchen appliances, which together often account for a huge proportion of a new restaurateur's outlay. Instead, Kim rents kitchen space from a workspace service called Simple Kitchen. "While I do share the kitchen, I can be the owner of a single store," Kim said. "I can operate free...Keep on reading: When ‘too many cooks’ create successful startups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

LRMC taps Commsec for upgrade of CCTV

LRMC taps Commsec for upgrade of CCTV.....»»

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Wearing black at UAAP finals ‘a stupid idea,’ says UP exec

"A stupid idea." That's how Ted Herbosa, executive vice president of the University of the Philippines, described the call for fans to wear black for the first game of the UAAP men's basketball finals. Aired this sentiment on Saturday following the call of the student councils of UP and Ateneo de Manila Univeristy for fans to wear black to protest the violence happening in the country. READ:ADMU, UP student councils: Black is color of UAAP 81 -- not blue, not maroon Herbosa pointed out that if Fighting Maroons would lose Game 1 of the finals to the Blue Eagles, Ateneo supporters might taunt UP. "Wearing black or a black shirt is a STUPID idea! Pag natalo tayo eh di sasabih...Keep on reading: Wearing black at UAAP finals ‘a stupid idea,’ says UP exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Two Koreas embark on landmark railway journey | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL: A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade packed with engineers on a mission to upgrade the Norths dilapidatedREAD The post Two Koreas embark on la.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

ADMU, UP student councils: Not blue nor maroon, but black is color of UAAP 81

The students of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of the Philippines (UP) are expected to be cheering on the opposite sides of the basketball court, but come Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81, their hearts will be beating as one after thestudent councils of both universities urged the students to wear black shirt "for a cause" during the so-called "Battle of Katipunan" championship game on Saturday. Despite the school rivalry and brewing tension between the two schools, both student councils posted on social media a unified call asking their respective students and supporters to wear black on Saturday to send a strong message against violence and set aside its schoo...Keep on reading: ADMU, UP student councils: Not blue nor maroon, but black is color of UAAP 81.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

LRT-1 set for P100-million CCTV system upgrade

The Light Rail Manila Corp. is embarking on a P100-million upgrade of the closed-circuit television system of the Light Rail Transit Line 1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Slain ‘doc to the barrios’ remembered for sacrifices

  CANLAON CITY, Negros Oriental --- A pall of gloom hangs over the district hospital here, days after a beloved, selfless physician was shot dead by one of three men on a motorcycle.   The motive for the killing has not been determined. The killers are still on the loose.   "We are in mourning. It's so difficult to even go about our daily tasks because all we think about is what happened to our Dr. Avelex Amor," a staff member, who asked not to be named, told the Inquirer, a black ribbon pinned on her shirt.   Her grief is shared by many in this city's Canlaon District Hospital, where Amor served as its director until Nov. 20, when a hail of b...Keep on reading: Slain ‘doc to the barrios’ remembered for sacrifices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Navy faces budget constraints for submarines

THE PROCUREMENT of submarines for the capability upgrade of the Philippine Navy remains hanging due to financial constraints......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers out there," Pacquiao said of Broner, who attended the news conference in slightly different garb: torn jeans adorned with spangles, a T-shirt and black jacket. "Adrien Broner is a high-caliber fighter. "I have no problem to fight at 140 (pounds), it's my natural weight. I can't say I am avoiding (opponents), that is not my style. I am willing to find other fighters to fight, too, I am available to fight at 140, 147. It is 147 for this fight." Pacquiao will be 40 when he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to take on the 29-year-old Broner. It will be the Filipino's 70th fight in a career that began in 1995 and has included titles in weight classes from flyweight to welterweight. He hasn't fought in the United States in two years. Referred to by his followers as Senator Manny, Pacquiao won and then lost the WBO welterweight crown following his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather in a May 2015 megafight. In July, he knocked out Lucas Matthysse for the WBA title, Pacquiao's first KO victory since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the final round. His government role will be placed aside, Pacquiao claims, while he prepares for Broner. "My opponent is fast, good, and I have to work hard and train hard so the people will be happy on Jan. 19 when we give them a good fight," said Pacquiao, who flashed a mischievous smile when asked if another encounter with the currently retired Mayweather might be in the future. "I am fighting Adrien Broner," Pacquiao said, adding he was with Mayweather in Japan and mentioned that he, not Mayweather, owned a belt, so "you come challenge me." Broner views this as his chance to "become a legend." As he strutted around the stage, his words at first were respectful toward Pacquiao, whom Broner "dreamed of fighting when I was a kid." Soon, though, Broner was back to being Broner, the boastful, say-anything-character who likes talking trash as much as throwing leather. "He ain't fighting Floyd, he's fighting me," Broner said. "He's gotta get past me first. "Of course, things he's done in the game are unbelievable. I know Jan. 19 I gotta be at the top of my game. I'm gonna (mess) him up." Broner, from Cincinnati, is 33-3-1 with 24 knockouts. But he didn't win either of his most recent fights, losing a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia, who won his 36th straight, in July last year, and then drawing with Jessie Vargas. Which means recent results indicate neither he nor Pacquiao is in his prime or close to it. Still, they are big enough names for Showtime to put the fight on pay-per-view television. Both men were asked if they are elite boxers now. Neither flinched in answering. "Yes, of course," Pacquiao insisted. "I want to fight the greatest opponents in the world and one of them is Adrien Broner. I can fight anybody." Broner shook his head and smirked when queried on his skill level these days. "I'm gonna do me; he's gotta worry about what I do," Broner said. "I know what he can do. "I got three losses, he's got (seven). He's been knocked out; we know he can go to sleep. I got the stuff to do it. I'll hit the jackpot overnight.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018
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