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Officials try to identify ‘John Doe’ convicted in fraud case

BALTIMORE --- A foreign national stole an American man's identity, then lived in the U.S. for at least 20 years and committed Social Security and voter fraud, federal officials said. Now they're trying to determine his true identity. The man was convicted Friday in federal court in Baltimore on charges of passport fraud, Social Security fraud, aggravated identity theft and voter fraud. John Doe, as the U.S. Attorney's Office calls him, remains in custody. He faces decades in prison at sentencing in February. Doe assumed the identity of Cheyenne Moody Davis, an American born in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the late 1990s, according to court documents. Doe is believed to be f...Keep on reading: Officials try to identify ‘John Doe’ convicted in fraud case.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 10 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

ATP Finals: Sock advances to semis

Sock, the first American to reach the final weekend at the season-ending tournament since Andy Roddick in 2007, beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance from his round-robin group on Thursday. #BeFullyInformed ATP Finals: Sock advances to semis In his ATP Finals debut, Jack Sock joined Roger Federer in the semifinals. Sock, the first… link: ATP Finals: Sock advances to semis.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 15 hr. 36 min. ago Related News

Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics

Defending champion Foton and unbeaten leader F2 Logistics clash with lightweight foes Saturday hoping to gather enough momentum for the pivotal phase of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at De La Salle Lipa Sentrum. Foton, stung by Petron last time around, is expected to vent its ire on Sta. Lucia at 4 p.m., while F2 Logistics deals with winless Victoria Sports-UST at 6 p.m. in the double-header that is dubbed ""Laro Para Sa Marawi." The Cargo Movers took a hiatus but it hardly showed after they thrashed the Generika-Ayala Lifesavers (25-21, 25-17, 25-17) last Thursday. American import Kennedy Bryan and Venezuelan Maria Jose Perez led the Cargo Movers in that ...Keep on reading: Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 36 min. ago Related News

Bench collaborates with Bruce Weber on jaw-dropping 2018 calendar

  In a move that is a first for a Filipino retailer, and which is definitely a jaw-dropper, Bench sponsors the first-ever VMan calendar featuring the cutting-edge photographs of the iconic American photographer Bruce Weber. It is the first collaboration of Bench's Ben Chan with Stephen Gan---the Filipino-born publishing visionary who founded Visionaire and the men's magazine VMan---and Weber. Released yesterday, Nov. 16, the 2018 VMan calendar consists of 48 pages of Weber's photographs of the world's top models and Golden Retriever puppies---Weber being a dog lover---and unique artist sketches, delineating 12 months in a deluxe portfolio. Each month has four unique pag...Keep on reading: Bench collaborates with Bruce Weber on jaw-dropping 2018 calendar.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2017Related News

Cargo Movers remain unscathed, sweep Lifesavers

Games Saturday: (De La Salle Lipa Sentrum) 4:00 p.m. -- Foton vs Sta. Lucia 6:00 p.m. -- Victoria Sports-UST vs F2 Logistics   F2 Logistics kept its unbeaten record intact with a straight sets demolition of Generika-Ayala, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17, Thursday in the 2017 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cargo Movers captured their fourth win in as many outings to tighten its grip of the top spot despite a sluggish start.   “Sabi ko lang naman tiyagain lang at dumepensa kasi naglalakas ng serve ‘yung Generika-Ayala and at the same time medyo magulo nu’ng una ‘yung set ni (Kim) Fajardo,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus. “Hindi sila magkaintindihan nu’ng import, ‘di ko alam kung kulang sa communication pero minsan inaamin naman ng import na mali niya.” Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez and American reinforcement Kennedy Bryan poured 14 points each and combined for 24 of the Cargo Movers’ 38 attack points. Aby Marano and Kim Kianna Dy scored six markers each while Fajardo tallied 20 excellent sets. The Lifesavers dropped to 2-4 slate. Croatian import Katarina Pilepic was the only Generika-Ayala player in double figures with 11 points while Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago was limited to only five points.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Palace on Trump mispronouncing Duterte’s name: ‘No slight taken’

Malacaangon Thursdayshrugged off the mispronunciation of United States President Donald Trump of President Rodrigo Duterte's name during a White House press briefing.   During the briefing, Trump pronounced Duterte as "Duarte" in a video tweeted by the Department of State.   "During our visit, President Duarte of the Philippines thanked the American people and our armed forces for supporting the recent liberation of Marawi from ISIS," he told reporters.   Sought for comment, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it did not take offense with Trump's mispronunciation.   "No slight taken, you know. I think that's another commonality betwe...Keep on reading: Palace on Trump mispronouncing Duterte’s name: ‘No slight taken’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United

A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:10pm PDT Filipino-British talent Bailey May is officially a member of the global pop group Now United. The announcement was made on Now United's social media accounts: Bae BAILEY from the Philippines #nowunited || photo: @bartonbronstein A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Nov 15, 2017 at 8:18pm PST The group is a creation of Simon Fuller, who is best known for conceptualizing hit shows "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." He was manager to pop sensation Spice Girls. According to Radyo Inquirer, music producer Simon Cowell noticed May's talent and has bought out the teen...Keep on reading: Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

US official to defend Trump stance at UN climate talks

An American official will address the UN climate meeting in Bonn on Thursday, where envoys have battled to make progress in the shadow of President Donald Trump’s rejection of a global action plan. #BeFullyInformed US official to defend Trump stance at UN climate talks An American official will address the UN climate meeting in Bonn… link: US official to defend Trump stance at UN climate talks.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, November 16, welcomed the commitment of the United States (US) to grant $2 million in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the US pledge signified American President Donald Trump’s staunch support for the Philippines’ way of handling the drug menace. “I’m sure, although it… link: Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

Selena Gomez performs at 2017 American Music Awards& reg;

Selena Gomez performs at 2017 American Music Awards& reg;.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 15th, 2017Related News

American actress Bette Midler calls Prez Duterte ‘murderous dictator’

American singer-actress Bette Midler described President Rodrigo Duterte as a murderous dictator. Midler is a known critic of United States of America President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.The post American actress Bette Midler calls Prez Duterte ‘murderous dictator’ appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

Duterte: No feud with US, only with some of its officials

MANILA, Philippines — Following his first meeting with his American counterpart, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday denied having a beef with the United St.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Gilas hopeful Remy Martin s dreams go beyond the basketball court

Any cager dreams of making it big in the NBA. Just ask Filipino-American point guard Remy Martin of the Arizona State University Sun Devils. But amid his success in the U.S., it's still true to Martin's nature to tap into his Pinoy roots. Aside from openly saying that he dreams of playing for Gilas Pilipinas, he's also manifesting his Pinoy upbringing through his goals. "Being raised in that Filipino household has stuck with me and made me the person I am today," Martin said via Craig Morgan in an interview for thesundevils.com.  "They care for you, they show you love and they are so supportive. That's what I want to be for others," Martin reflects. Now currently seeking further success in the U.S., Martin hopes to inspire Filipinos to reach for the stars, while keeping their roots firmly intact. "Every time I look at it, all I want to do is help the culture, let people know that there are Filipino basketball players that can play at this level and potentially do more," he said. More than basketball, however, Martin wants to give hope, empower Pinoy kids to dream bigger.  "Every time I step out on that court it's for them. It's for hope. I want to help the kids there be more motivated and see that there is another path." Born to Filipina Mary Ann Macaspac, Martin carved out a name for himself during his high school days at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California by possessing a certain drive and defensive focus not usually seen from younger prospects. Now in college, Martin says he wants his defense to be his calling card. At 5'11" his intensity on the less glamorous end of the court gives him an edge among his taller, more physically gifted peers. As he bares: "I try to capitalize on the little things like playing defense because it's mental and it's mostly heart." Heart. Sounds familiar, right? That's the undying phrase embedded in the Pinoy basketball psyche as the battle cry of Gilas Pilipinas. And it's his Puso -- and defense -- that's earning him praise from head coach and former Duke Blue Devil Bobby Hurley. "He's just got a great fire and passion and positive energy," Hurley said via thesundevils.com. "He likes to demoralize the opponent if he can; just wear him down into submission just because of how hard he's willing to play on defense and then create." And by working hard and being himself, Martin is slowly coming close to his goal. "Imagine being LeBron James here and having that kind of impact on kids," Martin said, "It's about knowing that they have somebody where they can say 'oh, look, we have him. We have somebody that has been through this' and they can follow that." He reportedly wants to visit the Philippines "within the next couple of years" but for now, he's doing his part in inspiring the next generation of Pinoy ballers. "Maybe I can pave the way for those kids to get some exposure. Why not? Why can't I do it? Because I'm small? OK, well, I'll be the first one then," he said.  H/T thesundevils.com.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent

PHILADELPHIA --- Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782. It was a panorama of an army encampment, and to his expert eye seemed to feature the only known wartime depiction of the tent George Washington used as his command center during the Revolutionary War. The tent is the marquee exhibit at the museum, which opened in April. And, thanks to Mead's sharp eye, the museum now owns the painting that will anchor an exhibition next year. Mead said th...Keep on reading: Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, United States – Three American college basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting are back home in Los Angeles after US President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf. UCLA freshmen players LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Final Fantasy XV s Noctis joins Tekken 7 as DLC

MANILA, Philippines – The newest bit of downloadable content coming to Namco Bandai's Tekken 7 fighting game is Noctis Lucis Caelum of Final Fantasy XV. This new Square Enix tie-in, following in the footsteps of its team-up with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Origins, features Noctis as a playable competitor in the King ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Twins Molitor, D-Backs Lovullo win Manager of Year awards

By Ben Walker, Associated Press Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo both presided over turnaround seasons, guided their teams into the playoffs and won Manager of the Year awards by wide margins. The paths they took, those were totally different. Molitor needed a clubhouse talk to calm down the Minnesota Twins, his players angered by moves the front office made at the July 31 trade deadline. "I still believed," Molitor said Tuesday, recalling how he helped his team overcome "that speed bump." No such distractions in the desert. In his first full season as a skipper, Lovullo built a culture of communication with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He often referred to the "love" teammates had for each other — and Lovullo certainly loved the midseason deal that brought big-hitting J.D. Martinez to the D-backs. "We are going to be one year better," he said, adding his club would be even "more united" in 2018. Molitor won the American League Manager of the Year award after the Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. Molitor drew 18 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Cleveland's Terry Francona was second and A.J. Hinch of the World Series champion Houston Astros finished third. Voting was completed before the start of the playoffs. Lovullo got 18 first-place votes, too, in earning the National League prize. Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers was second and Colorado's Bud Black was third. Roberts, Black, Milwaukee's Craig Counsell and Dusty Baker, since let go by Washington, also had first-place votes. Molitor joined Frank Robinson as the only Hall of Fame players to win a manager of the year award, which was first presented in 1983. "I was aware of some of the history," Molitor said. The Twins went 85-77 this season and captured their first playoff spot since 2010 before losing to the Yankees in the AL wild-card game. Last year, the Twins led the majors with 103 losses. Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer and their Minnesota teammates were in the midst of a 5-13 slide when the Twins traded closer Brandon Kintzler to Washington for a minor leaguer less than a month after he made the All-Star team. They also dealt away Jaime Garcia after he won his only start since they got him from Atlanta. "A little bit of a wrinkle," Molitor said. Molitor's message to the Twins at that point was "not magical," he said. Instead, it was fairly simple and straightforward: Believe in yourselves. "I still had a lot of optimism," he said. The 61-year-old Molitor was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and got the last of his 3,319 career hits with the Twins in 1998. Shortly after the playoff loss, Molitor got a new three-year contract to continue managing the Twins. The 52-year-old Lovullo guided the Diamondbacks to a 93-69 record and their first playoff spot since 2011, a year after they went 69-93. Lovullo was Boston's bench coach when he ran the Red Sox for 48 games in 2015 while manager John Farrell underwent cancer treatment. Powered by Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb and Martinez, and led by pitchers Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, the Diamondbacks made the playoffs this year. They beat Colorado in the NL wild-card game before getting swept by the Dodgers in the Division Series. The Diamondbacks were swept in a three-game series at Minnesota in mid-August, outscored 27-8 at Target Field. Less than a week later, Arizona began a franchise-record 13-game winning streak. Going into a new season, Lovullo's team has a new target. "It didn't end the way we wanted. The Dodgers walked through us," he said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Weinstein Effect goes global as powerful men confronted

The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2017Related News

Petron puts a blemish on Foton, wins back-to-back

Games Thursday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. – Cocolife vs Iriga City 7:00 p.m. – Generika-Ayala vs F2 Logistics   Petron outgunned erstwhile unbeaten archrival defending champion Foton, 25-21, 25-22, 12-25, 25-20, Tuesday in the 2017 Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. American import Lindsay Stalzer did most of the damage for the Blaze Spikers as she led Petron to its second straight win against her former team in a rematch of last year’s Finals. Stalzer hammered 20 attacks in her 23-point outing while reinforcement Hilary Hurley scored 20 points with 15 coming off kills including the match-clinching crosscourt spike to end the one-hour, 55-minute encounter. Petron improved to 5-1 win-loss record while handing the Tornadoes their first loss after a four-game winning streak.        “Sobra naming inaral ito, honestly speaking, yun naman kasi ang kailangan and lahat naman ng kalaban namin grabe din namin inaaral,” said Blaze Spikers coach Shaq delos Santos. Petron cruised in the first two sets but were pummeled by Foton led by Serbian import Sara Klisura in the third before staving off the Tornadoes’ repeated comeback attempt in the fourth frame.  “Even though natalo kami ng third set, naging challenge parin para sa amin,” said Delos Santos. “Sabi ko nga sa kanila, kalimutan niyo na yung third set. Ang kailangang nasa mind natin ay kung ano ang ginawa natin sa first two sets, which is all-out (yung laro).” Petron built a 20-11 cushion only to see the Foton with Klisura and Jaja Santiago spark a rally to close in 23-19. But a miss communication by the Tornadoes on their reception put Petron at match point in the next play. Stalzer overcooked her serve but Hurley sealed the deal with his crosscourt winner. Klisura had 29 points while Santiago added 11 markers for the Tornadoes. Montenegrin reinforcement Dragana Perunicic had a quiet night with only six points.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2017Related News

First hijab-wearing Barbie to honor US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

American group Mattel unveiled its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in honor of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who in 2016 became the first American Olympian to wear a headscarf while competing. The doll, part of the toymaker's "Sheroes" collection, is dressed in fencing gear as well as the hijab. It will be on sale online from 2018, a spokeswoman told AFP. "We are so excited to honor @IbtihajMuhammad with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll! Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries," Mattel wrote on its social media accounts, accompanied by a photo of Muhammad holding the doll. On its website, Matt...Keep on reading: First hijab-wearing Barbie to honor US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2017Related News