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Who will win in the Oscars?

LOS ANGELES---Will the seventh time prove to be the charm for Glenn Close? Will it be Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper or Rami Malek for best actor?   Those questions and more will be answered in the 91st Oscars this Sunday evening (Monday morning, Manila time), Feb. 24, at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It's almost hard to believe that Glenn has never won an Academy trophy. Well, this year might finally be it for Glenn, who is considered the best actress front-runner for her portrait of a woman who's had to live in the shadows of her husband (Jonathan Pryce) in "The Wife."   But Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born") may pull a surprise win over Glenn, Olivia Colman ("...Keep on reading: Who will win in the Oscars?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award

WINFIELD, Illinois -- Jennie Bagaconza, a Filipina American nurse clinician in the Bariatric Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, recently received the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.   The 40th annual award ceremony honored employees and physicians from across the Northwestern Medicine health system who best exemplify the ideals of Dr. King as shown by a positive impact in the community, reports MySuburbanLife.com.   Bagaconza was recognized for rendering humanitarian aid in developing areas, including the Philippines, Bolivia, Guatemala and Africa.   Bagaconza saves her annual paid time off and money for volun...Keep on reading: Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Simultaneous River Clean-Up Drive in Central Visayas Set

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will hold a simultaneous river clean-up activity on Friday in different parts of the region. Cindylyn Ochea, head of the Environmental Education and Information Section of the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7), said Wednesday the activity is in line with the “RIVERs […].....»»

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Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

MADRID--- Atletico Madrid's vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once. In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League's round of 16. Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR. Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performan...Keep on reading: Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 18 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

LOS ANGELES, USA — They will nibble on Oscar-shaped flatbreads topped with smoked salmon and caviar, sip French champagne and sink their teeth into tiny chocolate Oscar statuettes. Nothing is good enough for Hollywood's elite who will be wined and dined after the Academy Awards on Sunday, February ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News19 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

11 wounded in central China knife attack

BEIJING, China – A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities said Thursday, February 21. The suspect, a 33-year-old man named Guo Kaibin, is already in police custody, according to a social media notice posted by ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News19 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid's vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once. In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League's round of 16. Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR. Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performance in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer. He came close to scoring with a booming shot from a free kick less than 10 minutes into the match, but had few opportunities after that. Heavily marked from the start, Ronaldo wasn't able to add to his good record against the old rival, which he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid. Atletico had a first-half penalty reversed by VAR after it determined that Diego Costa was fouled outside the area, and the referee also consulted video replays on the pitchside monitor before disallowing a second-half goal by Alvaro Morata for a push on Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini. "We hope the VAR keeps improving and helping make things right, but do you really believe that a person who is 1.87-meters tall can fall that way in a game action like the one with Morata?" said Simeone, who celebrated his team's first goal with an obscene gesture and could face UEFA sanctions. The hosts dominated after an even first half at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, and both Costa and Antoine Griezmann missed clear scoring chances before Gimenez found the net after getting to a loose ball inside the area in the 78th and Godin added to the lead with an angled volley in the 83rd after defenders failed to fully clear a free kick cross by Griezmann. The shot seemed to take a slight deflection off Ronaldo, who was the closest player to Godin but wasn't able to block the effort. "Luckily we were able to overcome the calls that went against us with the VAR," Godin said. "It was a great result, scoring twice and not conceding, but we will have to be prepared for the final 90 minutes in Turin." Ronaldo was loudly booed when his name was announced before the match, and he drew even louder jeers from the Atletico crowd when he prompted the game to be interrupted because he remained on the ground after getting his foot stepped on later in the first half. Ronaldo almost scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a difficult save in the ninth minute. He had another attempt with a deflected shot a few minutes later, but didn't come close to the Atletico goal again until a late header sailed over the crossbar. "Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "The entire team had a letdown in the second half. It's a lesson we need to learn going into the return match." Ronaldo had not played in Madrid since joining Juventus in a blockbuster transfer at the end of last season. He had played with Real Madrid for nearly a decade, leading the Spanish powerhouse to four Champions League titles in five seasons, including in the last three. Entering Wednesday's match, Ronaldo had scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico in all competitions. In the Champions League, he helped Madrid beat Atletico in two finals (2014 and 2016), one quarterfinal (2015) and one semifinal (2017). He had scored four goals in six Champions League games against the city rival. Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season. Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. Last year, it was eliminated by Ronaldo's Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. This year's Champions League final will be played at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community

  SAN DIEGO, California --- A spotlight is being focused on domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino American community with the play "The Fire in Me."   In the play, Fil-Am college student Lark lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.When her work unearths memories of her own trauma, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera 'The Fire in Me.'"   The one-hour play will have free performances at San Diego Public Library branches in March: Skyline Hills at Paradise Valley Road (March 2. Saturday), Central Library at Park Blvd. (March 10, Sunday) and Scripps Miramar Ranch at Scripps Lake Drive (March ...Keep on reading: Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

TESDA ghost scholars, programs discovered in Central Luzon Manila Bulletin News

TESDA 'ghost scholars', programs discovered in Central Luzon Manila Bulletin Technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs involved in incidents of ghost training as well as gho.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Dengue Kills 28 in Just 2 Months This Year in Central Visayas

28 have died of complication from the dengue virus in just the first two months of this year in Central Visayas, more than doubled than the number last 2018 in the same period. There have been 3,681 dengue cases from January 1 to February 16 in this year according to the Department of Health Region […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

February 20, 2019 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 20 February 2019 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Northeasterly surface windflow affecting Central & Southern Luzon and Visayas. FORECAST: Eastern Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers while the rest of Visayas, Palawan, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

El Niño on its way, says Pagasa

MANILA --- The state weather bureau said its alert system is now in the "El Nio Advisory" category, which is one step closer to declaring a full-blown El Nio phenomenon. "Weak El Nio is present in the tropical Pacific; with this development, the PAGASA ENSO Alert System is now upgraded to El Nio Advisory. Varying impacts may occur," the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its advisory on Wednesday. ENSO refers to the El Nio Southern Oscillation, a naturally occurring phenomenon of the climate system resulting from the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific. It lasts 8 to ...Keep on reading: El Niño on its way, says Pagasa.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

Lyon draws 0-0 with Barcelona in last 16 of Champions League

LYON, France (AP) — Lyon kept Barcelona's vaunted attack in check as the sides drew 0-0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. Lionel Messi failed to add to his six goals so far in the competition, while Luis Suarez had the goal gaping but sliced a shot wide with 20 minutes left after latching on to Jordi Alba's pass from the left. When Messi picked out Sergio Busquets five minutes from the end, the midfielder's rasping shot from the edge of the penalty area drew a fine save from Anthony Lopes. "It's always good to go away from home and not concede," Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet said. "Lyon played well but their keeper was very good." Messi had the goal in his sights in the last minute with his second free kick of the night, but struck it into the wall and did the same with the rebound. Both goalkeepers did well in a contest free of any cynical or heavy fouling, with Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen making two fine saves inside the first 10 minutes from midfielder Houssem Aouar and forward Martin Terrier. Although Lyon spent much of the half chasing Barcelona's slick midfielders, Barca's approach play too often broke down around the penalty area. Suarez was the biggest culprit, wasting several promising moves with unusually hurried passes. Coach Ernesto Valverde's side won the Spanish league last season and leads it again. But Barcelona has not reached the Champions League final since winning the competition for the fifth time in 2015. In the night's other match, Liverpool and Bayern Munich also drew 0-0 in a match between five-time champions. The return legs are on March 13. Missing its best forward Nabil Fekir through suspension, Lyon started with Moussa Dembele as the central striker with Memphis Depay playing behind him. Terrier, cutting in from the left, was the most dangerous of Lyon's forwards. Lyon almost scored after five minutes when Aouar showed great technique to receive a pass on the edge of the area, neatly make space and shoot low to the right. Ter Stegen got down well to push his shot away and moments later made an even better save to tip Terrier's powerful shot one-handed onto the crossbar. As usual, Messi was elusive to mark and often found good positions. But he had a largely frustrating first half, failing to test Lopes with a free kick and two shots. When his trickery did work, notably with an excellent scooped pass over the defense in the 39th, the disappointing Dembele fluffed his shot. Terrier shot wide seconds before the break and Depay finally got involved when he curled a shot wide in the 52nd. A tactical switch from Lyon coach Bruno Genesio saw Depay moved wide left, with Terrier through the middle and Dembele on the right. It gave Lyon greater mobility but made it at risk from a swift Barcelona counterattack. On one of those, Suarez finally found some room to turn in the penalty area, but impressive defender Leo Dubois nipped in to block his shot. After Messi had an angled drive comfortably parried by Lopes near his front post, Valverde brought on Philippe Coutinho for Dembele. Barcelona's players stepped it up and finished the match with a greater sense of urgency as they hunted a valuable away goal. Lopes cut out a dangerous Alba cross, saved from Coutinho and narrowed the angle when Messi ran onto Suarez's pass. "We tried to push them away from the middle, as they are less of a threat from the wings," Dubois said. "The result is fine for us; we still have a chance to progress even if we know it will be tough. We have the ability to go far.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Netanyahu seeks to save face after cancelled central Europe summit

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to save face Tuesday, February 19, after a summit with 4 central European nations was cancelled over a Holocaust-linked dispute with Poland , instead holding meetings with the remaining 3 leaders. The dispute put a dent in Netanyahu's attempts to forge deeper links with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Murals of Bicol on show at SM City Naga

Murals of Bicol on show at SM City Naga.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

DOH Region 7 in ‘Code White’ Amid Measles Outbreak

Central Visayas is now in ‘code white’ after Department of Health (DOH) 7 ordered all health facilities to address the measles outbreak in the region. Under ‘code white’ status, hospitals, clinics and other health facilities are ready to accommodate and prioritize measles patients. In a report from Philippine Information Agency, Dr. Shelbey Blanco of DOH […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

DOH Assures Enough Measles Vaccine for Central Visayas

The top official of the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 7 (Central Visayas) assured that the agency has enough supply of measles and rubella vaccines to cover the need of the entire region. DOH-7 launched on Monday an intensified “sitio level” information drive as reinforcement to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign that came out on […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Queen to rock you at Oscars 2019

MANILA, Philippines – "Don't stop me now," Queen sings, and this lyric holds true, as 70's British rock band Queen isn't showing any signs of slowing down. They're set to  rock the Oscars stage on Sunday, February 24 (Monday, February 25, Philippine time).  Both The Academy and the band ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Marina urges ship operators to service ‘missionary routes’

  MANILA, Philippines -- The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is encouraging shipping companies to deploy ships to missionary routes to enhance the connectivity of the country's islands.   Marina officer-in-charge Narciso Vingson Jr. also asked shipping companies on Tuesday to suggest any missionary routes.   "The Marina declared 19 missionary routes on 31 January 2019 to further connect various islands between the Central Nautical Highway to the Eastern Nautical Highway or from the Western Nautical Highway to the Central Nautical Highway. These missionary routes are part of the remaining 109 lateral routes that need to be served, considering the ava...Keep on reading: Marina urges ship operators to service ‘missionary routes’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 19th, 2019Related News

Search for killer of PDEA exec launched in Camarines Sur

LEGAZPI CITY - Law enforcement authorities have launched a search for the suspected gunmen of an officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), who was found dead in a village in Lupi town, Camarines Sur on Monday. Christian Frivaldo, director of PDEA in Bicol, said Enrico Barba, assistant provincial officer of PDEA in Camarines Norte, was reported missing around 12 midnight Monday after meeting an informant in Daet town, Camarines Norte regarding illegal drug activities in the area earlier on Sunday evening. At 10 a.m. Monday, Barba's body was found in a concrete canal in Barangay Napolidan, a police report said. Frivaldo said Barba's hands were tied and his mouth wr...Keep on reading: Search for killer of PDEA exec launched in Camarines Sur.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 19th, 2019Related News