Twitter lights up as the world reacts to Stephen Hawking s death

MANILA, Philippines – On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein's birthday, a renowned British physicist died. Stephen Hawking's death may have made the universe a little bit dimmer but as the whole world celebrates his remarkable life, netizens shared words of praise for his valuable contributions to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 14th, 2018Related News

California shooter saw vets program as path to heal after deployment

When Albert Wong returned from an Army deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, he knew it had affected him. He had trouble adjusting to regular life, couldn't sleep at night and was hyper-vigilant about his surroundings. But when he found a treatment program for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffer from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries, he saw it as a way to get help and readjust to civilian life, said Cissy Sherr, who was his legal guardian and raised him for several years as a child. Until he was recently expelled. On Friday, police said Wong slipped into a going-away party at the program, The Pathway Home, and took three employees hostage. After a...Keep on reading: California shooter saw vets program as path to heal after deployment.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 11th, 2018Related News

California gunman in veteran center killings was ex-patient

YOUNTVILLE, California --- Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman. He was identified as Albert Wong, 36, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. Investigators were still trying to determine when and why Wong killed two executives and a psychologist at The Pathway Home, a nonprofit post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in th...Keep on reading: California gunman in veteran center killings was ex-patient.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 10th, 2018Related News

BPI looking to set up BanKo branch in ARMM, 14 others in Mindanao

VALENCIA, BUKIDNON — Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is planning to open a branch of its microfinance subsidiary BPI Direct BanKo Inc. (BanKo) within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and 14 other sites in Mindanao. BPI Retail Banking head Joseph Albert L. Gotuaco, also the chairman and executive vice-president of BanKo, […] The post BPI looking to set up BanKo branch in ARMM, 14 others in Mindanao appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 1st, 2018Related News

BPI BanKo eyes 14 more Mindanao branches in 2018

DAVAO. BPI Direct BanKo Vice President and Head of Miccro-Enterprise Loans Group Rodolfo K. Mabiasen Jr., BanKo chair and executive vice president and head of BPI Retail Banking Jose Albert L. Gotu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMar 1st, 2018Related News

IDC warns businesses: Embrace digital mind-set or risk missing out

“THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR,” said International Data Corporation (IDC) Philippines Country Head Jubert Daniel Albert. “Any organization who will not have the speed, the innovation, and the agility to actually compete head on with their competition and with disruptions in their respective industries will have, what we say here, a smaller and smaller piece of […] The post IDC warns businesses: Embrace digital mind-set or risk missing out appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 28th, 2018Related News

Alvarez swears in 4,500 Bataan local officials as new PDP-Laban members

BALANGA CITY - Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urged 4,500 local officials of Bataan, who joined administration party PDP-Laban, to support the push for federalism, after he swore them in at a Thursday gathering.     Alvarez said the new members, led by Bataan Gov. Albert Raymond Garcia, Rep. Geraldine Roman (First District) and Rep. Jose Enrique Garcia III (Second District), made the right decision to join a party that promotes "power, money and opportunity."     "In a unitary form of government, we have to beg for funds from the national government. Under the federal system, we will control wealth [and] our natural resources," Alvarez assured municip...Keep on reading: Alvarez swears in 4,500 Bataan local officials as new PDP-Laban members.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 22nd, 2018Related News

Cilic, Ramos Vinolas and Verdasco win at Rio Open debut

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — World number three Marin Cilic of Croatia won his debut at the Rio Open. The tournament's top seed beat Argentinian Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 on Monday. Fourth seed Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain overcame Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in three sets: 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco also needed three sets to win. He qualified to the ATP 500 round of 16 with a 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer. Second seed and world number six Dominic Thiem of Austria will debut on Tuesday in the clay tournament at Rio de Janeiro's Jockey Club. On Sunday Thiem won the title of the ATP 250 Argentina Open in Buenos Aires for the second time in the tournament that kicks off Latin America's tennis season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2018Related News

Filipino designers strut their stuff at New York Fashion Week

  NEW YORK -- After months of planning and preparation, it all came down to one evening gala attended by some 300 Manhattan fashionistas. Fresh from the Philippines, designers Sidney Perez, Bessie Besana, Oz Go and Albert Andrada had their mannequins strut the aisles in style for the winter edition of New York Fashion Week 2018.   Starting from casual New York fitness lifestyle, the show's mastermind, Sidney Perez, displayed his hip-hop sports and leisure wear made of neoprene, wool and mesh fabrics, dominated by cool hues of blue, white and black. It is his second time to show off his collection in New York. In September 2018, he will present his Spring-Summer col...Keep on reading: Filipino designers strut their stuff at New York Fashion Week.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 19th, 2018Related News

Dominic Thiem, Alijaz Bedene advance to Argentina Open final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-2. 6-1 on Saturday to set up an Argentina Open final against Slovenia's Alijaz Bedene. Bedene topped local favorite Federico Delbonis 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the clay-court event. The sixth-ranked Thiem also beat Argentinians Horacio Zeballos and Guido Pella on his way to the ATP 250 tournament's final. The 24-year-old Bedene went through Czech Jiri Vesely, Spaniard and third seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Argentinian Daniel Schwartzman. The Austrian has won both previous encounters with the Slovenian, the last Jan. 3 in the Doha Open......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

LONDON --- The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards. Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. The royal family usually steers clear of political statements, but it could be awkward for Kate to ignore the gesture and wear bright colors. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Al...Keep on reading: Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2018Related News

Sobrang hindi ko ma-explain, euphoric ang feeling -- Cesca Racraquin on San Beda earning first Finals trip

San Beda University skipper Cesca Racraquin rehearsed in her mind Thursday how she would react if the Lady Red Spikers booked a historic first Finals ticket in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition. The Season 92 Rookie of the Year could only bellow a loud shout, shed tears, and cover her face as teammate Joycee Baluarte ran towards her for a tight hug after University of Perpetual Help hitter Jowie Albert Verzosa sent her attack straight to the net. The Mendiola-based squad wrote history Friday when it booted the Lady Altas out of the Final Four in dominating fashion, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.  The best-of-three Finals series between San Beda and defending champions Arellano will begin on February 16. “Ecstatic, ecstatic talaga. Kagabi pa lang iniisip ko na anong magigig reaction ko kapag nanalo kami parang kagabi pa lang, actually buong araw kahapon, mina-mindset ko talaga ang game today,” said Racraquin, who scored all but one of her points off attacks while adding 12 excellent receptions. “Sobrang hindi ko ma-explain, euphoric ang feeling sobrang ‘Ahhh, di ako makapaniwala!’ Naiyak nga ako kanina,” added Racraquin, who led San Beda to its first championship stint since its volleyball program started back in 2007. Racraquin proved her leadership inside the court when she rallied her team from a 16-19 deficit to tie the frame at 21.  Nieza Viray, who finished with 16 points, put San Beda up with a through-the-block kill followed by an error by Perpetual that pushed the Lady Red Spikers’ lead to 23-21. The Lady Altas tied the frame at 23 before Satrianni Espiritu scored on a quick kill to put San Beda at match point. The Lady Red Spikers claimed the first championship seat when Verzosa’s attack went low. “Sa amin naman sa loob ng court, hindi na kami bago sa mga crucial na situations kapag naglalaro. So thankful ako na lumabas lahat ng maturity naming, lahat kami,” said Racraquin. “Ang sabi ko lang sa kanila, ‘Guys one at a time lang, kailangan aggressive pa rin tayo hindi porket nanalo tayo sa two sets ibibigay na natin sa kanila ang third,” she added. “Kailangan receive pa rin tayo and depensa, block, lahat. Kailangan maging aggressive pa rin tayo sa lahat ng gagawin natin, hindi pa to tapos meron pa tayong isa pang set."   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2018Related News

Celebs talk about their favorite romantic films

There are films that linger long after the credits roll. For the Valentine season this year, we asked celebrities what their favorite romantic movies are and why. Alden Richards: "The Notebook" is a classic. For sure, I'm not the only one who considers it his or her favorite movie. It demonstrates how a story about true love must start and end. You can never go wrong with it. Sophie Albert: "A Walk to Remember" has been my favorite since I was young. I don't know why it gives me the "feels." I just never get tired of watching it again and again. It's my No. 1 go-to romantic movie. Max Collins: "Moulin Rouge." Iyak ako ng iyak dun eh. It's my favorite because it always ma...Keep on reading: Celebs talk about their favorite romantic films.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2018Related News

What does matter ultimately consist of?

According to the startling and incredible findings of modern quantum mechanics (or quantum physics), matter is composed mostly of nothing. It does not even exist independently from us, until observed or measured. Objective reality, according to the findings, is an illusion. Isn't this precisely what Buddhist and other mystics have been saying for the last 2,500 years? But it is only in the last century that science has begun to realize this truth. And the concept is still as controversial today as it was a hundred years ago. Einstein, it has been said, refused to accept it. Modern quantum physics seeks to know and study what the material universe consists of, its characteristics...Keep on reading: What does matter ultimately consist of?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2018Related News

A throwback to happier times

A RECENT collection by designer Albert Andrada, famous for his pageant evening gowns, highlights the life led by one of Britain’s most memorable figures: HRH The Princess Margaret. If her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) wouldn’t have created a Princess Margaret, she would have had to be written into life. […] The post A throwback to happier times appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 4th, 2018Related News

Power of the subconscious

AYON sa isang scientific report, mahigit 15% ang nagagamit na kapangyarihan ng ating isip. Pag lumampas ng ganyan ang ginagamit, ang isang tao ay tinaguriang “genius”. Ang greatest scientific genius of all times, Albert Einstein, ay 40% ang nagamit. Ang isip ay may dalawang bahagi -- conscious at subconscious. Ang….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2018Related News

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS 1 kasing-lamig ng yelo (Ilok) 9 isang kasarian (mga wikang Pil) 13 suspensyon sa paggamit (Eng) 14 palayaw nina Allan, Albert, Alvin atbp.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2018Related News

Druggie sets house on fire!

ALBERT Torreon, 47, must have wailed like a baby when his wife left him home alone to work. His sadness however, quickly turned to rage then to madness. The alleged drug addict soon tried to end his misery by setting their house on fire and roasting himself alive. Torreon, however,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Australian Open: A lookahead to Sunday, recap of Saturday

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick glance at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Local hope Nick Kyrgios and third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov meet for the second time this year, this time with more on the line. Kyrgios beat Dimitrov in three sets in the Brisbane International semifinals two weeks ago, then went on to take the title. Dimitrov had beaten the Australian in their two previous meetings, including in straight sets on hard courts at Cincinnati last year. Kyrgios defeated Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the third round and was mostly well-behaved, a far cry from some of the antics he has pulled in the past, including a suspension in October 2016 for not trying during a match in Shanghai, and a heavily-criticized on-court exchange with Stan Wawrinka in 2015. Kyrgios said he's doing nothing special to change his image: "It's not something I wake up and I'm like, 'Look, today I'm going to try to change the perception'. Nothing has changed. I've always been emotional." Dimitrov said he won't get caught up in the moment, or the expected parochial crowd cheering on Kyrgios' attempt to become the first Australian man since 1976 (Mark Edmondson) to win the Australian title. "I've played against the local, so to speak, all that," Dimitrov said. "That's part of the game." Kyrgios pulled out of his doubles pairing with Matt Reid on Friday to save himself for the Dimitrov match. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Diego Schwartman in another fourth-round match. In women's fourth-round matches, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki plays Magdalena Rybarikova. Wozniacki needed to win the last six games of her second-round match against Jana Fett to stay in the tournament, and says she's playing with "house money." Another fourth-round match has fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina playing Denisa Allertova, a Czech qualifier who has not dropped a set in any of her main-draw matches. __ By AP Sports Writer Dennis Passa. ___ SUNDAY FORECAST Partly cloudy, high of 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit) SATURDAY'S WEATHER Mostly sunny, high of 24 C (75 F) SATURDAY'S RESULTS Men's Third Round: No. 2 Roger Federer beat No. 29 Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; Chung Hyeon beat No. 4 Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0; No. 5 Dominic Thiem beat No. 26 Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2, 7-5; No. 14 Novak Djokovic beat No. 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 6-3, 6-3; No. 19 Tomas Berdych beat No. 12 Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; No. 25 Fabio Fognini beat Julien Benneteau 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Women's Third Round: No. 1 Simona Halep beat Lauren Davis 4-6, 6-4, 15-13; No. 6 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 29 Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 7-5; No. 8 Caroline Garcia beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. No. 17 Madison Keys beat Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4; Naomi Osaka beat No. 18 Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2; No. 20 Barbora Strycova beat Bernarda Pera 6-2, 6-2; No. 21 Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3; Hsieh Su-wei beat No. 26 Agniezska Radwanska 6-2, 7-5. STAT OF THE DAY 2:22: time in hours and minutes of the third set of the Halep-Davis match (3 hours, 45 minutes for the match). QUOTE OF THE DAY "I'm almost dead" — Halep after her win. _____ More AP coverage:»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2018Related News

Djokovic powers into 11th Aussie Open 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic battled with a lower back injury as he claimed his 11th round of 16 appearance at the Australian Open on Saturday, January 20. The 6-time champion advanced with a clear-cut 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in two hours and 21 minutes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2018Related News