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Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – North and South Korea's leaders held surprise talks on Saturday, May 26, after President Donald Trump cast an uncertain pall over the turbulent Korean peninsula by cancelling a historic summit with Pyongyang only to suggest it might still go ahead . Photos released by South Korea showed President ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

Guevarra stops state protection for Janet Napoles

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday, May 25, said he is putting a stop to the state protection previously extended to alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles. Napoles' provisional coverage  in the Witness Protection Program (WPP), granted to her ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2018Related News

North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (2nd UPDATE) – North Korea said it had 'completely' dismantled its nuclear test site Thursday, May 24,  in a carefully choreographed move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit with the US.   Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2018Related News

Fire Blazes SM North Wing

*First update as of 4:29PM An alarm was raised on 1:56 in the afternoon when a fire broke out in the North Wing of SM City today, May 23, 2018. According to Nagiel B. Bañacia, OIC, Disaster Management Office at City of Cebu. The fire may have started at the La Mesa Grill’s chimney or […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018 – Manila Video

Here’s the latest Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018. This WeatherTV Update is brought to you by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, as presented by our Typhoon Specialist: The Weatherguy, Adonis S. Manzan. Video recorded at 3:15 PM Manila Time (07:15 GMT). source link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: May 23rd, 2018Related News

Muhlachs say final farewell to Cheng

The Muhlachs have been family to me since the 1980s, when my friendship with Liezl (Martinez) began. That's why I share their grief in mourning the death of Aga's dad, Tito Cheng, whom I fondly called Tito Guapo. He was fatherly to me. I will miss our phone chats and bonding moments. Tito Guapo would always update me about the condition of Mama Nena (his sis, movie queen Amalia Fuentes), who's still recuperating from a stroke. How he doted on her. During Mama Nena's birthday last August, Tito Guapo prepared a feast. He asked me to bring Mama Nena's fave, seedless grapes. Now that he's gone, I'm sure he will keep on watching over his beloved sister from up above. At the wake of ...Keep on reading: Muhlachs say final farewell to Cheng.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 21st, 2018Related News

UPDATE: Sotto to keep ‘open communication lines’ with Palace, House even if ‘we’re not partymates’

NEWLY elected Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd vowed on Monday to maintain a fair but vocal Senate that would cooperate with the Executive department. Speaking to members of the media after officially assuming his post, Sotto said he would listen to both the majority and minority blocs. While he vowed to prioritize legislation of all senators, Sotto [...] The post UPDATE: Sotto to keep ‘open communication lines’ with Palace, House even if ‘we’re not partymates’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

Koko Pimentel resigns as Senate president

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III resigned from his post ahead of a looming reorganization that would remove him as the chamber's leader. (READ:  Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector' ) Pimentel announced his decision in a press conference on Monday, May 21, a few hours before the expected change. He also nominated ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

Harry and Meghan marry in emotional wedding

WINDSOR, United Kingdom (3rd UPDATE) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on Saturday, May 19, in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony watched the world over, that married British tradition and US razzmatazz. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows at the altar in St. George's Chapel in an emotional service, sealed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

At least 8 dead in Texas high school shooting

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for the latest updates. CHICAGO, USA (3rd UPDATE) – At least 8 people were killed when a male student opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday, May 18, a local sheriff said, as President Donald Trump expressed his "heartbreak" over the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

Stretching ourselves into our ‘yikes zones’ the TED way

On April 20, I attended the 3rd National Research and Development Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center. The conference was organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) through the Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development (R&D), Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara. It aimed to update various sectors on the […] The post Stretching ourselves into our ‘yikes zones’ the TED way appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Philippines rated among ‘most vulnerable’ to climate change in new Moody’s ranking

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter MOODY’S Investors Service said it once again classified the Philippines as one of the “most vulnerable” to climate change in an update of its 2016 list. “While according to the ND-GAIN (Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative) indices many sovereigns have improved their capacity to face climate change and/or […] The post Philippines rated among ‘most vulnerable’ to climate change in new Moody’s ranking appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 15th, 2018Related News

Google refreshes Drive UI to match new Gmail

Google is progressively updating the design of its online services. After Gmail, the firm's cloud-based file storage and synchronization service, Google Drive is the latest to receive an interface overhaul. While functionality currently remains unchanged, certain buttons and icons have moved. The user interface is also refreshed in line with Google's latest material design principles, echoing the more streamlined look already rolled out to Gmail. Notable aesthetic changes include a new Google Drive logo in the top left of the screen, a white background, an updated "New" button, and a new font for the headers. The update is available to all G Suite editions and rolls out immi...Keep on reading: Google refreshes Drive UI to match new Gmail.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 15th, 2018Related News

Duterte tells 2 DOJ, DPWH assistant secretaries to resign

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has advised two assistant secretaries from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to resign due to alleged corruption, Malacañang said. "The President has advised two assistant secretaries to tender their resignations ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 15th, 2018Related News

Comelec won’t proclaim winning but unqualified barangay, SK bets

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday, May 14, that unqualified barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials will not be allowed to assume office if they win. There are some instances where SK bets were over the age of 24, or where barangay candidates were ........»»

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

Duterte skips first barangay elections under his presidency

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the barangay elections on Monday, May 14, the first to be held under his administration. The voting period ended at 3 pm with the President failing to show up at his polling precinct in Davao City. Duterte's polling ........»»

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

Battle Royale bonus round: ‘Avengers’ in ‘Fortnite’, ‘PUBG’ names map, ‘Dota 2’ mode

"Avengers: Infinity War" villain Thanos enters "Fortnite" as a playable character, "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" welcomes Sanhok, and enormous tournament eSport "Dota 2" announces an Underhollow mode as of May 11, 2018. If the initial imagery for Season 4 of "Fortnite: Battle Royale" made obvious reference to superhero couture, we now know why that was. Not only did update v4.0 arrive shortly after "Avengers: Infinity War" started rolling up box office records, but developer Epic Games had an official "Fortnite x Avengers" crossover waiting in the wings. May 8 brought with it a new limited time mode called Infinity Gauntlet, named after an item central to the "Infinity War...Keep on reading: Battle Royale bonus round: ‘Avengers’ in ‘Fortnite’, ‘PUBG’ names map, ‘Dota 2’ mode.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 14th, 2018Related News

‘Mamathlete’ Fille Cainglet talks mom life

MANILA, Philippines – Walking with her hair pulled back and sporting that charming smile we knew too well, former Ateneo Lady Eagle Fille Cainglet didn’t seem to have changed when we bumped into her at a shopping destination in Taguig some Sunday ago. Except that, within seconds, we would notice her carrying a child and pushing a stroller around while a yaya followed closely. “I was just hanging around!” Fille said, with a laugh. The child, of course, was her son: Ino Phillip. And Fille was there to relax with her firstborn with husband Lino Cayetano. This is what makes up the life of a former member (and captain) of the Ateneo Lady Eagles now—taking her child for some form of weekend leisure as part of fulfilling her duties as a new mom. Fille, who graduated Psychology from the Katipunan-based university, was among the likes of Gretchen Ho, Michele Gumabao, and other volleybelles who would meet in UAAP Season 74—at the dawn of the rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle in women’s volleyball. Such would eventually help popularize the sport in the league, more than how men’s basketball or cheerdance would usually fare even outside it. Fille took a break from volleyball when she married the director-politician in 2013. She would give birth to Ino on May 13 the next year, and would only come back to play a few months later in October. That time, new mom and wife Fille had already slipped into a jersey that read “Cayetano.” “I can say I'm back (to volleyball). It took a while but it hasn't been a year pa nga since I gave birth,” Fille, who is now playing semipro, said. “C-section pa ako. But I was cleared naman by my OB 5 weeks pa lang after giving birth.” Fille, now keeps busy as a mom. She spends her day taking care of her child. What was everyone’s favorite Ateneo volleybelle once now feels challenged to be doing parental obligations for the first time.  “Pero I persevered!” she added, amused. “And I was able to breastfeed pa rin kahit naglalaro na ako.” Though, it helps that her husband Lino is also a “hands-on” dad to Ino. “He changes diapers, feeds him, and plays with him. Actually, ‘pag training ko minsan, sya naiiwan kay baby.” Fille’s new life as a mother and athlete can be stressful, but she doesn’t mind. “I’m still new at (being a mom), so I cant say I’m good at it or I’m bad at it. But I always try to do what's best for my son as what most parents would do. Being a mom is a lot of work, but it's all worth it. It’s true, all the late nights and no sleep can be exhausting but it’s all worth it when you see your baby smile and happy.” We didn’t bother ask Fille if she’s in a much better place now as we already knew the answer. Update: Fille Cainglet-Cayetano now has three kids: Ino Phillip, Fille Renee and newly-born Lily Saint......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 13th, 2018Related News

Snapchat dials back redesign that riled users

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Snapchat got some of its old look back on Friday, May 11, in an update to a major redesign that riled users and caused growth to stumble. Software changes to the Snapchat application for Apple mobile devices put "Snaps" and "Chats" back in reverse chronological order and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2018Related News

The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press The franchise with the most titles. The best player of this generation. The reigning champions. The probable MVP. The NBA has its Final Four. It certainly does not disappoint. Boston’s win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night (Thurday, PHL time) brought down the curtain on the postseason’s second round — one that wasn’t exactly loaded with drama, since it was the first time since 2002 that none of the NBA’s four conference semifinal series went past five games. Cleveland swept Toronto, while Houston, Golden State and the Celtics all prevailed by 4-1 counts. Everyone gets to catch their collective breaths for a few days, with the league going dark until the weekend. Cleveland and Boston don’t tip off the Eastern Conference finals until Sunday (Monday, PHL time), and the Warriors and Rockets start their West title series on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). And yes, the Cavaliers and Warriors are four wins away from a fourth consecutive meeting in the NBA Finals. A few things to know going into the conference finals: LEBRON, OF COURSE Any list of anything this time of year basically has to start with LeBron James, still generally considered the best player on the planet even at 33-years-old and in his 15th NBA season. Cleveland’s star is trying to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive season — something only four other players have done, and they were all Boston Celtics. Bill Russell went to 10 straight title series, Sam Jones and Tom Heinsohn went to nine, and Frank Ramsey went to eight. James is already the NBA’s all-time playoff leader in points, steals and minutes played. He’s fifth in playoff wins with 152, behind only Derek Fisher (161), Tim Duncan (157), Robert Horry (155) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (154). CAVS-CELTICS HISTORY This is the eighth time Cleveland and Boston have met in the postseason. Boston has won four of the previous seven meetings, but Cleveland has won the last two — including the East finals last season. WARRIORS-ROCKETS HISTORY This is only the third Golden State-Houston playoff meeting, and all have come in the last four seasons. The Warriors are 2-0 in the series, winning both times in five games — the 2015 West finals and a first-round matchup in 2016. SEEKING 10 Golden State is trying to reach the NBA Finals for the 10th time, a mark that two other franchises have reached. The Los Angeles Lakers have made The Finals on 31 occasions (winning 16 titles), and the Celtics have gone 21 times (winning a league-high 17 titles). If the Warriors successfully defend their NBA title and go back-to-back, it’ll be the franchise’s sixth time as the last team standing — and would tie Chicago for the third-most championships in league history, behind the Celtics and Lakers. MVP WATCH Houston’s James Harden seems like the probable winner of the NBA’s MVP award this season, with the only other realistic candidate for top honors probably LeBron James. They won’t know who won until June 25 (June 26, PHL time) — after the season. Regardless, they could wind up adding to a recent trend. The league MVP has played in the NBA Finals in four of the last six seasons — James and the Miami Heat won titles in 2012 and 2013, Stephen Curry and the Warriors won in 2015 and lost to Cleveland in 2016. MATTER OF TIME Ray Allen is still the league’s all-time leader in playoff three-pointers made, with 385. LeBron James and Stephen Curry are coming his way. James is No. 2 on the all-time list with 346 playoff three-pointers. Curry is No. 3 with 329 — in only 79 playoff games. Allen played in 171, and James has played in 228. WELL DONE, SCHEDULE MAKERS Here’s how the NBA season began, back on Oct. 17 (Oct. 18, PHL time): Boston at Cleveland, and Houston at Golden State. Almost seven months later, the conference finals begin with Cleveland at Boston, Golden State at Houston. WIN GAME 1 Winning Game 1 of any NBA playoff series is important; under this format that the league has been using since 1984, teams that take 1-0 series leads ultimately win those matchups about 80 percent of the time. That’s even more pronounced in this round. Of the 68 teams that have taken 1-0 series leads in the conference finals, 57 have gone on to make the NBA Finals. But four times in the last seven years, a team has dropped Game 1 in this round and made The Finals anyway. MORE DAYS OFF? The NBA Finals start May 31 (June 1, PHL time). That means there could be a lot of days without basketball before then. If both series end in sweeps — unlikely, of course, but possible — the Boston-Cleveland winner would have 10 days off before The Finals and the Houston-Golden State winner would have nine. Starting Thursday (Friday, PHL time), there will be no games five times in a nine-day span. There’s no games until Sunday (Monday, PHL time), and there’s no games in either series on May 17 and 18 (May 18 and 19, PHL time). Those needing a basketball fix on those last two days, fret not — there will be NBA Combine activities going on in Chicago on those two days. POOL UPDATE The NBA’s playoff pool for this season is $20 million, and here’s a look at how much the four remaining teams have made so far in this postseason — along with a look at what they could get. Rockets: $2,322,122. Would finish with $4,669,069 if they lose the NBA Finals, $5,864,018 if they win the title. Celtics and Warriors: $1,646,226 each so far. They’d get $3,993,173 if they reach The Finals and lose, $5,188,122 if they win the championship. Cavaliers: $1,478,543. Would finish with $3,825,490 if they lose the NBA Finals, $5,020,439 if they win the title. Teams use the playoff pool largely for bonuses for players and staff after the season. The 12 playoff teams that have already been eliminated will be getting checks adding up to about $7 million from the league......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 10th, 2018Related News