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Alcantara, new partner in ITF finals

Francis Casey Alcantara and American partner Collin Altamirano bounced back from first set loss on Thursday to beat the second-seeded Australian pair of Maverick Banes and Blake Ellis, 5-7, 7-5, (1.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News1 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep

PARIS — World number one Simona Halep said on Friday that she thinks Serena Williams is still capable of challenging for titles, as the American prepares to make her Grand Slam return at the French Open. Williams will be playing in her first major tournament since winning last year’s Australian Open, having taken time off […] The post Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News2 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

Lady Warriors bounce back, sink Oragons

American Arielle Love and Jeanette Panaga imposed their will at the net as defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force repulsed Iriga-Navy, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, to bounce back in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan late Wednesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again

LOS ANGELES---"Well, let's see, I was there (in Manila) in '62 because '62 was when I came to America to attend the Oscars," Rita Moreno began when we asked her recently how the late great Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno created the gold and black gown that she originally wore when she won the Academy best supporting actress for "West Side Story." The fabulous member of EGOT---that elite group of only 12 talents who have won all four major American entertainment awards---Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony---wore Pitoy's dress again to the Academy Awards last March. That Rita looked stunning on the red carpet in a gown she wore to the Oscars more than half a century ago---56 years, to be...Keep on reading: Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 24th, 2018Related News

BDO now carries Diners Club cards

BDO Unibank further widened its consumer lending portfolio by becoming the exclusive issuer of Diners Club credit cards in the Philippines. Diners Club, a storied American charge card brand, now targets a diverse range of clients, from young professionals who are first time card users to high networth individuals. "BDO carries the most number of credit card brands, and the widest range of credit cards in the country," said Rolando Tanchanco, BDO executive vice president and consumer lending group head. "We introduce the BDO Diners Club Credit Cards to further expand the dining and travel perks and privileges we offer our cardholders." Under the auspices of BDO---which acqu...Keep on reading: BDO now carries Diners Club cards.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 24th, 2018Related News

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed… link: Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: May 24th, 2018Related News

Maddie Poppe wins resurrected American Idol

AMERICA VOTED for singer-songwriter Maddie Poppe as the winner of American Idol. She performed her audition song, “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog at the results show. The American Idol singing competition TV show ran for 15 seasons between 2002 to 2016, then was revived this year for a 16th season. Caleb Lee Hutchinson came […] The post Maddie Poppe wins resurrected American Idol appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2018Related News

Was author Philip Roth a misogynist? His death reopens debate

NEW YORK — The death of Philip Roth has reopened a decades-old debate about the extent to which the American literary master was a misogynist and whether his work should be re-examined in the #MeToo era. Roth’s characterization of women in his novels and at least one volatile relationship shot back to the spotlight on […] The post Was author Philip Roth a misogynist? His death reopens debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Sam Milby marks 34th birthday with low-key dinner

Filipino-American actor Sam Milby marked his 34th birthday yesterday, May 23, with a low-key intimate dinner with his friends and loved ones. The heartthrob took to his Instagram page to share a series of photos from the cozy celebration, with him looking relaxed and very much happy. "Wasn't planning on celebrating at all but this was just right. Simple intimate dinner with people who have become my family," wrote Milby. "Thank you guys so much for making my bday special. And thank you to everyone who greeted me here on IG, twitter, personal messages... Felt the love. Salamat! (Thank you!)" Actor John Prats, a good friend of Milby, was one of the guests in the dinner. ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sam Milby marks 34th birthday with low-key dinner.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 24th, 2018Related News

The scandals bedevilling Facebook

  PARIS, France – As Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pursues a tour of Europe to explain his company's shortcomings involving the use of data and fake news, here is a roundup of the scandals. Cambridge Analytica  In Facebook's telling, everything goes back to 2013 when Russian-American researcher Aleksandr Kogan creates a personality prediction test app, "thisisyourdigitallife", which is offered on the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Literary giant American novelist Philip Roth dead at 85

NEW YORK -- Grand man of American letters Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit “Portnoy’s Complaint” in 1969, has died at 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, told US media that the writer died Tuesday of congestive heart failure. The New Yorker….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

US spiker lifts BaliPure past Perlas

American Janisa Johnson fired 30 points and drew big help from the young local crew in the stretch as BaliPure-National University fended off BanKo-Perlas, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30, to roll to its third straight victory for a share of the lead in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Fil-Am candidate gets hate mail, peers come to her defense

  OAKLAND, California -- A Filipina running in the California primaries received hate email attacking her as a political refugee who has availed of everything good that the U.S. has to offer. The letter also urged all immigrants like her to go back to the countries they came from.   Cristina Osmea, a candidate in California's 14thDistrict United States House of Representatives, said she was shocked, upset, and lost sleep after getting the hate mail signed by "A True American Patriot God Bless America!" She said half of her district was born abroad.   "Immigrants helped build this country. Immigrants come here, start businesses, take risks. Alexander Hami...Keep on reading: Fil-Am candidate gets hate mail, peers come to her defense.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 23rd, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Warriors back in win column

Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force recovered just in time after a second set meltdown to turn back Iriga-Philippine Navy, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. American import Ari Love wreaked havoc at the net as she led the Lady Warriors to their second win in four outings tied with idle Tacloban. Love scattered 18 spikes with five kill blocks and two aces for game-high 25 points while skipper Myla Pablo added 16 markers, all but one coming off kills, for Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which unleashed 51 points off attacks. The Lady Warriors were active at the net, scoring 11 kill blocks and keeping the Lady Oragons’ attackers in check. “Second set ‘di naman sa nag-over confident mga bata, talagang nag-step up kalaban,” said Lady Warriors coach Jasper Jimenez. “Siguro third and fourth mas lalo sigurong kinapitan nu’ng team ko.” American import Maddie Palmer had 13 markers while Jeanette Panaga added 10 points for Pocari Sweat-Air Force. Iriga-Navy dropped its second straight match in three games. Americans Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben scored 15 points each to pace the Lady Oragons.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

PVL: Cagande making a name for herself in PVL debut

BaliPure-National University may be the youngest team in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference with its core composed of high school standouts but the Water Defenders are already making their presence felt and could give other established squads a run for their money. After falling short in their debut, BaliPure went on a roll, winning their next three matches to climb to a share of the lead with Creamline and PayMaya. American import Janisa Johnson is scoring consistently since she checked in for BaliPure in their second match while young libero Jennifer Nierva is holding the fort on floor defense. But the recent success of the Water Defenders could also be attributed to the steady game and quick adjustments of setter Joyme Cagande. The incoming Lady Bulldog has been lording over the setting department with an average of 9.1 excellent set per frame.     Known for her superb playmaking for the four-peat UAAP high school champion Nazareth School of NU, Cagande continues to dazzle even in the import-laden commercial league. The reigning UAAP high school Best Setter delivered her best performance yet with 54 excellent sets Wednesday in BaliPure’s 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30, win over BanKo at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.    Cagande welcomes the challenge of setting up plays to imports Johnson and Alexis Matthews, who are grizzled veterans in international play.      “Challenging siya kasi especially may imports. Iba kasi yung speed ng import, iba yung height ng import so kailangan talaga nandoon ang dedication mo para makuha ang eksaktong set for them,” said Cagande, daughter of a Philippine Star senior photographer Joven. Cagande is particularly comfortable playing with Johnson, making their tandem one of the most dangerous setter-hitter partnerships in the tournament. “Actually po kay Ate Janisa sobrang walang pressure kasi nandoon lang ang support niya lagi,” she said. “Always kapag ang set ko mali nandoon lagi ang feedback niya po kaya hindi gaanong mahirap makipag-work together with her.” Johnson in her previous interview said that she likes her role as mentor and ‘mother’ for the young BaliPure players. Cagande surely is learning a lot from the hitter, who is just coming off two big tournaments in France.  “‘Yung mga adjustments po sa mga mistakes (ang tinuturo niya). Sinasabi niya na OK lang mag-commit ng mistakes basta yung ibibigay nyong solution kaagad nandoon,” Cagande said of one of the things she learned from Johnson. With a 3-1 win-loss record the Water Defenders are in the thick of the battle for the outright semis seats. Expect Cagande to be one of the BaliPure players leading the way.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

At 73, Efren Bata Reyes wants to keep going: Hanggang pwede pa, pwede pa

Browse long enough through the Pinoy side of YouTube and you will likely come across dozens, if not hundreds of grainy videos of a man they fondly call 'Bata' attempting, and nailing undescribable shots on the pool table. The term 'pool artist' has been the umbrella term used to refer to billiard players worldwide but Efren 'Bata' Reyes has certainly given justice to the moniker.  And for exactly those types of shots, and his success in formal competition, the Asian Cultural Alliance has bestowed Reyes the Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas, Nevada. The living legend was honored for the most part, because of his overall effect on the sport as one of the most decorated players from Asia, and possibly the world. "We wanted to celebrate Efren [with] the first Asian Culture Achievement Award for him, spreading the joy of pool," said Ken Hsi, head of the organization. While Bata isn't new to hoisting trophies and garnering awards from both local and international tournaments, (he's actually a recipient of the Order of Lakandula award, the highest honor in the Philippines, and is part of the Philippine Legion of Honor) this one was special for the 73-year-old pool artist as it is the first citation he has received in Las Vegas.  Being recognized as an international icon in the entertainment capital of the world is just an achievement fit for a generational talent like Reyes, and he's taking his sweet time in relishing it. "Biro mo... dito pa ko nabigyan ng Lifetime Achievement Award, dito pa sa Las Vegas, hindi doon sa atin," Reyes said. Vivian Villareal, a 15-time women's champion in the pros, had nothing but praise for the Filipino legend.  "Efren is one of a kind. He is The Magician. Nobody can do what he can do," she said. It's the lasting and wide-reaching effect of Bata's game that makes his legend stand out even further. And even after nearly seven decades, retirement still isn't an option for Reyes. "Pwede pa kong maglaro eh," Reyes said. "Ewan ko, baka next year or susunod na year na. Basta [kapag] hindi na kaya ng kamay ko, mag-reretire na ko." "Hanggang pwede pa, pwede pa," Bata added. True to his word, 'Bata' will be in New Orleans, Louisianan to compete at the Buffalo Pro One Classic from May 24-27 and plans to join other internatioinal tournaments this year. There's just no stopping The Magician. With a report from Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News North American Bureau......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Brooke Shields, Ashley Graham in Swimsuits For All campaign

The latest campaign from swimwear brand Swimsuits For All is fronted by women of all ages, all shapes and sizes, and from diverse backgrounds, in a line-up including Brooke Shields and Ashley Graham. The brand's "Power Suit" campaign encourages all women to feel proud and confident when rocking a swimsuit. Feel great no matter what you're wearing, whether that's workwear, day-to-day outfits or a swimsuit. That's the takeaway message from swimwear brand Swimsuits For All with this new campaign, fronted by women from all walks of life. American actress Brooke Shields stars in the campaign, alongside model Ashley Graham, reality TV star Angela Simmons, pro swimmer Pat Gallant C...Keep on reading: Brooke Shields, Ashley Graham in Swimsuits For All campaign.....»»

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

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

NICOSIA, Cyprus --- Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs said the world's ways of producing and using energy need to change "much faster, much more dramatically" than political leaders looking to tap hydrocarbon reserves understand. "So, if we want to move to zero emissions we better get the idea to move away from fossil fuels faster than Shell oil company thinks we can," Sachs told a conference in the Cypriot capital ...Keep on reading: Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

PBA: James White is still here for Phoenix

Phoenix won its first game with Eugene Phelps back as its reinforcement. The American had 25 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals to spur the Fuel Masters past Ginebra on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. This, just a day after he officially replaced James White who was placed on the injured reserve. According to Gerry Ramos of spin.ph, Phelps has been in Manila for two weeks and has been practicing with Phoenix for a week. As of right now, though, it’s still unknown who between the two imports will be suiting up for the Fuel Masters when they return to action two weeks from now against defending champion San Miguel. What’s certain is that White, suffering through a foot injury, will only continue to get back at full health and then get ready. “Right now, I’m just recovering. I gotta stay ready for whenever my name is called,” he told reporters post-game. He then continued, “Hopefully, God willing, I’ll be healed soon. I feel great, I feel blessed, I feel thankful.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Guns N Roses to hold first concert in Manila

IT'S official! Filipino fans of American rock band Guns N' Roses will get the chance of a lifetime to watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees as they bring their 'Not in This.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News