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Petron, F2 Logistics seek title showdown in Superliga

Rivals Petron and F2 Logistics look to dispose of their respective semifinal oppoents to set the stage for their fifth consecutive title duel today in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Center......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Avengers: Endgame trailer s new audience record | Inquirer Entertainment

The fourth "Avengers" movie has broken the previous record for trailer views in a 24-hour period, held by its predecessor, "Avengers: Infinity War". With 289 million views accumula.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News3 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Cancer won’t stop her Christmas—‘Stage 4 is just a number’

Cancer won't stop Cathy Nazareno from celebrating Christmas. It did not stop her last year, when she was first diagnosed in September 2017, with stage 4 colon cancer. It won't stop her again this year, not even if the cancer recurred, this time as stage 4 liver. Nazareno, 48, was declared cancer-free April this year---seven months after her stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, which metastasized in two lymph nodes above the pancreas, in her bones, and in 60 percent of her liver. Her family was devastated, but not Nazareno. Never her. Always headstrong and a fighter, she remained optimistic and surrounded herself with everything positive. She calmly accepted her fate---"What ca...Keep on reading: Cancer won’t stop her Christmas—‘Stage 4 is just a number’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Duterte seeks longer martial law, says rebellion persists

There is a “continuing rebellion” in Mindanao perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf and other Islamic extremist groups while the communist New People’s Army (NPA) continues to stage attacks, President Duterte told leaders of Congress yesterday as he asked for a third extension of martial law in the region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News8 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Who’s who in the new ‘Aquaman’ movie

Warner Bros.' "Aquaman," the big budget movie adaptation of the iconic underwater DC Comics character, opens in Philippine cinemas on Dec. 13, Thursday. It isn't your average action-packed Hollywood superhero movie. James Wan's film is one of the most faithful widescreen adaptations of a comic book property. The characters even look the part for the most, a rare thing in the movie industry, and the DC Extended Universe. Who's who in the new "Aquaman" film? Read on: Aquaman/Arthur Curry First appearance: "Adventure Comics" # 260 (1959) Though the Aquaman character itself first appeared in "More Fun Comics" # 73 in 1941, the version played by Jason Momoa (HBO's "Game of Th...Keep on reading: Who’s who in the new ‘Aquaman’ movie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres

Jomary Torres remained unwavered despite taking her second straight loss on Friday night in ONE: Destiny of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Torres, who suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of former title contender Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, vowed to redeem herself when she returns to the cage next year. The Zamboanga City native also feels she became a better fighter after sharing the cage against a quality warrior in Yamaguchi. "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," Torres said after losing on points. "This is definitely a great learning experience for...Keep on reading: Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are bracing for the final stage in the story of the Avengers after Marvel released the trailer to April 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Marvel Studios recently confirmed that the much-awaited trailer released over the weekend was viewed 289 million times within the 24 hours after its release. The views were […] The post Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top19 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Jomary Torres is eager to pick herself up after bowing to Mei Yamaguchi

Experiencing two defeats in a row is not the ideal way that a mixed martial artist would want to end a year, but that is exactly how Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres is wrapping up her 2018.   Torres started the year with a bang, scoring a 40-second knockout victory over Team Lakay's April Osenio at ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES in Manila, Philippines last January.   She then made a trip back to the cage eight months later against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Expectations were high for Torres, but the Filipina was outplayed at every turn by Lumban Gaol, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by unanimous decision.   With the goal to redeem herself and conclude the year on a triumphant note after suffering her first career loss in the sport, she took the challenge of facing former ONE World Title challenger Mei "V.V" Yamaguchi of Japan at ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Friday, 7 December.   Yamaguchi showcased her edge in experience and skills as she outworked Torres in both the striking and ground game departments over the course of three rounds, cruising to a clear-cut unanimous decision.   Although Torres did not get what she wished for, the 22-year-old native of Zamboanga City finds comfort with the thought of going the distance against a battle-tested martial artist such as Yamaguchi.   "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," she stated.   "This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn't quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”   She concedes that her Japanese opponent was simply the better woman, suggesting that her cage meeting with Yamaguchi will be supplemental to her journey as an athlete in mixed martial arts.   "It's a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi's caliber. She's a former ONE World Title contender,” she said. "She was the better lady that night, but that's part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”   Her first three impressive bouts in the world's largest martial arts organization convinced observers that Torres is a special competitor in the women’s atomweight division of ONE Championship.   Despite the string of setbacks, Torres plans on living up to her potential, believing that better days are definitely ahead in her young career.   "I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward," she vowed......»»

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

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s ‘Cinderella’ is a generous spell of stage magic

After retiring from the stage, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, artistic director of Ballet Manila (BM), found her voice in choreography. Backed by a strong creative team, she undertook the enormous task of creating her version of the popular fairy tale, "Cinderella," in 2016. This year, it was restaged at the Aliw Theater, playing to a full capacity audience of over 2,400 for the last show. It has been Elizalde's vision to make ballet, an arcane art, appreciated by people who have no understanding or appreciation of the culture. Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's score can sound profound at times to the uninitiated. Hence, Elizalde worked with arranger Roy del Valle who picked up the salie...Keep on reading: Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s ‘Cinderella’ is a generous spell of stage magic.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 9th, 2018Related News

Groups to stage protest on Human Rights Day | ABS-CBN News

Various groups are set to stage a protest on Monday, International Human Rights Day......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Mortal Engines review: Crash and burn

Like most films based on young adult novels, Christian Rivers' Mortal Engines astounds with its premise. Several years after humanity has obliterated itself with weapons of mass destruction, survivors live in moving cities that roam the continent, hunting for smaller towns for fuel and citizens. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Kluber, Bauer, Greinke could be dangled at winter meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner appear to be available for teams looking to bolster starting rotations. Hometown star Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two top free agents, remain unsigned heading into the traditional high-point of the offseason. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Kyle Seager could be among the position players dangled as trade bait in the suites of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, where executives and agents gather next week for the annual swap session, which in an age of complicated finances and medical records serves as a midpoint for talks as much as a place to finish deals. Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein predicted the week will be "really active." "It seems like there is plenty of trade talk, and there are still a lot of good free agents out there," he said. "A couple of moves have already occurred that sort of always set the stage for increased activity in the next week or so." First baseman Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona to St. Louis) and second baseman Robinson Cano (Seattle to New York Mets) are among the All-Stars already traded since the end of the World Series. Pitchers Patrick Corbin ($140 million for six years with Washington) and Nathan Eovaldi ($68 million for four years with Boston) already struck big deals in a free-agent market moving more swiftly than last offseason's, and third baseman Josh Donaldson took a $23 million, one-year agreement with Atlanta. Nineteen of 164 players who exercised major league free agent rights have announced deals, up from eight heading into the meetings last year. And with A.J. Pollock, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel still unsigned, there's plenty more holiday shopping. And for the bottom of the market, there is sale time in January, February and even March. It's not like the old days when teams made deals as soon as the market opened and tried to fill all their needs by the end of the winter meetings. "Things are slow," Oakland general manager Dave Forst said. "I don't think it's that different from last year. Maybe the winter meetings will kind of jumpstart things." Also on-deck at the meetings: HALL OR NOTHING Orel Hershiser, Albert Belle and George Steinbrenner will be considered for the Hall of Fame when a 16-member panel votes this weekend in Las Vegas. Results will be announced Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. Harold Baines, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Lee Smith, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel and Lou Piniella are included on the ballot. The Hall of Fame board-appointed Today's Game Era Committee includes Hall members Greg Maddux, Roberto Alomar, Joe Morgan, Bert Blyleven, Pat Gillick, Tony La Russa, John Schuerholz, Ozzie Smith and Joe Torre. PICK-N-PACK The Rule 5 draft is the last item of business at the winter meetings, held Thursday morning before clubs clear out of town. Teams scour each other's 40-man rosters, looking for players left off. Royals pitchers Brad Keller and Burch Smith, Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes and Texas outfielder Carlos Tocci were among those picked last December in the Rule 5. HEAR THIS Eight announcers who called games in the early days of radio are candidates for the Hall's Ford C. Frick Award that honors broadcasting excellence. Waite Hoyt, Harry Heilmann, Connie Desmond, Pat Flanagan, Jack Graney, Al Helfer, Rosey Rowswell and Ty Tyson are all deceased. Hoyt and Heilmann already are in the Hall as players — Hoyt was the top pitcher on the famed 1927 Yankees, Heilmann played alongside Ty Cobb in the Detroit outfield and hit .403 in 1923. No player in the Hall has also won the Frick award. The prize will be announced Wednesday......»»

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

Sancho dedicates Dortmund derby-winning goal to grandmother

By Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho pointed to the sky after scoring Borussia Dortmund's winning goal for a 2-1 victory over the club's biggest rival, Schalke, on Saturday. Then came the tears. Sancho dedicated the goal to his recently deceased grandmother after becoming Dortmund's youngest goal-scorer in the Ruhr derby, Germany's biggest, at age 18. "The goal means everything to my family. Sadly my grandmother passed away so that goal was for her," the England winger said. "I'm glad that I got the goal and helped the team get three points." Sancho's classy finish kept Dortmund nine points clear of Bundesliga defending champion Bayern Munich, which kept pace and moved second with a 3-0 win over promoted Nuremberg in their Bavarian derby in Munich. But Sancho's thoughts were elsewhere. "It was a difficult week for him," Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said. "Jadon only came back yesterday evening from London. But he really wanted to train and play." Sancho sealed the unbeaten visitors' 11th win from 14 games with a fine finish in the 74th minute, restoring Dortmund's lead after Daniel Caligiuri equalized from the penalty spot. Thomas Delaney had given Dortmund an early lead. Dortmund's players celebrated with gusto in front of the traveling support. It was the club's first derby win in three years. Delaney became the team's 16th scorer in the league this season - a Bundesliga record at this stage - when he guided Marco Reus' free kick past Ralf Faehrmann in the Schalke goal. Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki then thwarted Guido Bergstaller in the home side's best chance. The Schalke forward had to go off injured shortly afterward. Caligiuri's penalty came after the hour mark. The spot kick was awarded through VAR - after play had continued - for a foul by Reus on Amine Harit. The Dortmund captain complained vehemently against the decision. Tempers frayed afterward, leading to a melee. Achraf Hakimi was booked for shoving, minutes before Reus followed his teammate in the referee's notebook for a tactical foul. Sancho, already a firm favorite among Dortmund fans for his outstanding season, endeared himself further with the winner. Sancho eluded two defenders and played a one-two with Raphael Guerreiro to evade another before he curled the ball inside the far post. CRISIS OVER Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the first half for Bayern, which appears to have put talk of a crisis behind it after three consecutive wins across all competitions. But Nuremberg was always going to be a welcome guest in Munich, where it hadn't won in 14 games. The promoted side has only two wins since its return to the top flight and was thrashed 7-0 in Dortmund and 6-0 in Leipzig. Franck Ribery sealed Bayern's win with his first goal of the season in the second half, which had been delayed after home fans threw hundreds of rolls of toilet paper toward the field. Also, Freiburg defeated Leipzig 3-0 at home, Bayer Leverkusen earned a 1-0 win at home over Augsburg, and Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim drew 2-2. Marko Grujic's first-half header was enough for Hertha Berlin to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 in the late game to climb to sixth, level on 23 points with the visitors, who slumped to their second straight defeat......»»

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

THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Dec. 9-15, 2018

Dec. 9 to 30: Pasko sa Sugbo   Monthlong Christmas celebration of the city of Cebu in Cebu province.   The festivities opened with the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Fuente Osmea Circle on Dec. 1.   Activities and performances by different sectors of the community are held at Fuente Osmea Circle every night until 12 midnight.   Dec. 13 to 16: Puto Festival   The famous product of the town of Calasiao in Pangasinan province takes center stage in a three-day festival in a bid to promote and boost sales of puto (rice cake).   A parade and street dancing event will open the festivities.   Other activities i...Keep on reading: THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Dec. 9-15, 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

RedDoorz opens for business

To be a tech-driven, modern accommodation brand that is available on every relevant street corner in Southeast Asia---and, possibly, the world.   Such is the ambition of RedDoorz, an online hotel booking platform which promises high-quality amenities and services in affordable accommodations. The company partners with existing budget hotels which they rebrand under their name---a name that guarantees a pleasant stay that won't burn a hole in one's pocket.   "Our business model works a lot like Grab," explains COO Rishabh Singhi. "They don't own any cars, but the drivers operate under the SOPs of Grab. Same with us---we don't own any property, neither do we opera...Keep on reading: RedDoorz opens for business.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Mayweather to stage entertainment spectacle in Japan | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Boxer Floyd Mayweather says his New Years Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be all about the entertainment. The nine-minute exhibition in Japan will have noREAD The p.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Next Invincibles? Maybe, if rampant City can see off Chelsea

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press They've won at Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium. They've ground out a draw at Anfield. They've demolished their fierce local rivals at home. The barriers to Manchester City's players emulating Arsenal's from 2004 and going a full English Premier League unbeaten are gradually being removed. Avoid defeat at Chelsea on Saturday and the chances of City becoming the latest "Invincibles" will be hiked up even further. It would not just be the manner in which the team has been swatting aside most of its opponents in its 15-match undefeated start that would be pointed to. More the fact that City will have played all of its biggest rivals away from home and still kept that clean record intact. Pep Guardiola's team didn't even concede a goal in away games to Arsenal (2-0), Tottenham (1-0) and Liverpool (0-0), taking a total of seven points from those fixtures. After visiting Chelsea, City will have played all of its toughest games and almost half the league campaign will have gone. Unsurprisingly, Guardiola brushed off talk of finishing the season unbeaten. "I don't care about that," Guardiola said on Friday. "Believe me, it is the least important thing. I don't care. It's just the next game." Yet somehow, City is managing to raise the bar after a season when it broke Premier League records for most points (100), most wins (32), most goals (106), biggest goal difference (pus 79) and biggest title-winning margin (19 points). The team is averaging exactly three goals per game and has conceded only seven. All of this with probably its best player — Kevin De Bruyne — missing for the majority of the season because of injury, and playing without a genuine left back for some of it with Benjamin Mendy also having spells out. Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri as good as threw the towel in on Friday when asked if City could be stopped this season. "It's impossible to beat them in a long period, of course, in this moment," said the Italian, who described City as "maybe the best in the world. But in a match, everything can happen." A difference this season is that City has some company at the summit. Liverpool is only two points back in second place and also is unbeaten after its first 15 games. There are doubts over whether Liverpool, which hasn't won a trophy of any kind since 2012 and a league title since 1990, can last the duration of the title race but a defensive improvement in Juergen Klopp's team will make Liverpool hard to beat. An interesting aspect this weekend is that, unlike in recent rounds in the Premier League, Liverpool plays first — in a lunchtime game at Bournemouth on Saturday — so can apply some pressure with a victory at Vitality Stadium. City still has to play away to Manchester United, which it overwhelmed in a 3-1 win at home last month, while a trip to an Everton side rejuvenated under Marco Silva should also be a test. Otherwise, the rest of City's most difficult remaining matches come at Etihad Stadium where the team has won all eight of its games so far, scoring 30 goals in the process. It was a dominant win at Chelsea — albeit by a scoreline of only 1-0 — that first made Guardiola feel City would produce something special last season. In his first season in charge, City struggled in big games away from home. "That, I think, was the first day we believed in ourselves, me included, to say, 'OK, we can go away on the biggest stage and win." The fact that Chelsea has started to stutter in the league, losing two of its last three games, makes City an even bigger favorite this weekend, although Guardiola said Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne would be missing again because of injury. "How are they going to react after losing two games?" Guardiola asked of Chelsea. "I can imagine how intense, how aggressive and how committed they will be. That's why it's a good test for us. I will welcome that.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release date

The fourth “Avengers” movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the “Infinity War” saga will be called “Avengers: Endgame.” ‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release date Source link: ‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release date.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details Source link: Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Korean envoy lauds start of Jalaur dam project

KOREAN Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man lauded the start of the construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in Calinog, Iloilo which is funded by the Korean government. The construction commenced after the National Irrigation Administration issued the notice to proceed to Korean contractor Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co., […] The post Korean envoy lauds start of Jalaur dam project appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News