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Bill Bryson following up ‘A Short History’ with exploration of human body

After taking on the universe in his 2010 book "A Short History of Nearly Everything", author Bill Bryson is planning a follow-up that promises to take on "the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself." Bryson, whose autobiographical story of hiking the Appalachian Trail, "A Walk in the Woods", was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford, gained praise for making science accessible in his inquisitive book about scientific discoveries. According to United Kingdom publisher Penguin, his next science book, called "The Body: A Guide for Occupants", will inspire readers to marvel at what goes on in their "head, heart and beyond," while helping them ...Keep on reading: Bill Bryson following up ‘A Short History’ with exploration of human body.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Abu Sayyaf Militants Free Indonesian Captive in Southern Philippines

Abu Sayyaf Militants Free Indonesian Captive in Southern Philippines benarnews Samsul Saguni, a captain of a fishing boat, is said to be in good condition......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Australian men s tennis hit by infighting, Twitter rants

By Dennis Passa, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men's tennis. Compared with the genteel nature of past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and more recently, the likes of Pat Rafter over-ruling line calls and giving points to his opponents long before video replays existed, Australian men's tennis is filled with Twitter rants, calls by one player for Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt to resign, embarrassing on-court comments. And, to make matters worse, few decent results. The exception, in a big way, is Alex de Minaur, who advanced to the third round at the Australian Open and will play 17-time major winner Rafael Nadal on Friday. And John Millman gave a top performance before losing Wednesday in five sets to Roberto Bautista Agut. After that, it's not pretty. Sure Hewitt wasn't always the consummate "good bloke" — as Australians like to say — in his day, arguing with chair umpires and fellow players and media, but he seems mild mannered compared with the likes of the self-imploding, dynamite-like duo of Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios. After Tomic lost in the first round, he called on former No. 1-ranked, two-time major winning Hewitt to resign as Davis Cup captain. The two have been feuding for more than a year after Tomic claimed that Australia couldn't win without him and Hewitt countered by saying Tomic wouldn't be chosen for further international duty as long as he was in charge. Tomic's form wouldn't see him chosen anyway for Australia's Davis Cup first-round tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Adelaide in February, but Tomic went a bit further, suggesting Hewitt has a personal interest in players he is promoting. "No one likes him anymore," Tomic said of Hewitt. "We have a lot of issues that not a lot of players are happy about. We all know who those players are. Myself, (Thanasi) Kokkinakis, (Nick) Kyrgios." Hewitt wasn't about to get involved in a stoush with Tomic, saying it was "Bernie being Bernie and losing and going on and complaining." After Tomic's comments, Kokkinakis and Kyrgios denied that they had any issue with Hewitt, but Kyrgios's Twitter comments on Wednesday night during de Minaur's match appeared to suggest otherwise. Kyrgios posted a screenshot on Instagram of Hewitt doing television sideline commentary from de Minaur's players' box during the Australian player's five-set win over Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen. Kyrgios posted a poll to his followers, asking whose match Hewitt was watching. He provided two options: "Demon" (de Minaur's nickname) and "No one else". Australian No.2 Millman and No.3 Matt Ebden were playing second-round matches at the same time as de Minaur. Kyrgios appeared to suggest that Hewitt only is interested in de Minaur, the teenager who Hewitt has been mentoring along with his Spanish coach Adolfo Gutierrez. Tomic and Kyrgios reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals as teenagers — Tomic in 2011, Kyrgios in 2014 — but neither has been past that stage at a major since. Kyrgios, who is Australia's fourth-ranked player now, removed his Instagram post not long after. He also criticized Hewitt during the Brisbane International for not watching him or Kokkinakas play. John Newcombe, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960 and 70s, including Wimbledon three times, urged Hewitt not to get involved in the argument. "I said to Lleyton the other day: 'Things that are being said and all that, take the high ground," Newcombe told the Australian Associated Press. 'You don't have to defend yourself. Everyone sees what you're doing out there.'" "The general public can see what Lleyton's doing, but every time Bernie (Tomic) gets a microphone he attacks Tennis Australia or someone in it." Millman said after his loss to Bautista Agut that he's felt "quite well-supported by the captain, by the coach, by the support staff," but said he liked Tomic, describing him as "larrikin," and Kyrgios, a "top bloke." Perhaps Millman has the best solution. "This stuff," Millman said, "it's in one ear, out the other.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Sergio Garcia in no hurry to be Ryder Cup captain | The Manila Times Online

SINGAPORE: Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia said Tuesday he is in no hurry to captain the European team despite his record playing success, stressing his focus is on defending theREAD The post Sergio Garc.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

‘Servant leader’ Jerrili Malabanan ready for her first year as captain for FEU

MANILA, Philippines---Replacing a team icon is never easy but Jerrili Malabanan is ready to put on the captain's shirt for Far Eastern University. Malabanan will be on her first captaincy duty for the Lady Tamaraws in the upcoming UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament, replacing is the iconic Bernadeth Pons. Considered as one of the best outside hitters during her collegiate days, Pons was the skipper who led the Lady Tamaraws to the silver medal in the Season 80 tournament and that was FEU's best finish since winning the title in Season 70. "Of course there's the pressure because Pons is Pons but I've played with her for four years so I learned a lot from her and she...Keep on reading: ‘Servant leader’ Jerrili Malabanan ready for her first year as captain for FEU.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

Rivals Manganti, Juan GDL land in Che lu for PBA D-League

MANILA, Philippines – Old collegiate rivalries will be put aside in the upcoming PBA D-League season as former Adamson captain Sean Manganti will team up with budding UP superstar Juan Gomez de Liaño in Che'lu Bar and Grill. The Stevenson Tiu-coached team found their lucky streak in the D-League draft as ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Kapitan killed in motorcycle collision

A VILLAGE official was killed in a road mishap afternoon of Jan. 13, 2019 in Lemery, Iloilo. Barangay Captain Nelson Parcia, 68, of Pontok village, Lemery, suffered fatal head injuries after his motorcycle crashed into a multi-cab vehicle. Senior Inspector Marvin Buenavista, Lemery police chief, said the multi-cab driver, Victorico Selguera, 67, of Barangay Ungka […] The post Kapitan killed in motorcycle collision appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

OPINION: De Lima’s glass detention cell by Jun Ledesma

SEN. LEILA De Lima is a marvel. Despite her being confined in a detention cell for charges involving drug-related issues […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Former barangay captain in Subic is gunned down

A former barangay captain was shot dead while riding a motorcycle in Barangay Cala­pandayan, this town Saturday. Former barangay captain in Subic is gunned down Source link: Former barangay captain in Subic is gunned down.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 14th, 2019Related News

Marvel at the spectacle of fireworks from all over the world at the Philippine I…

Marvel at the spectacle of fireworks from all over the world at the Philippine I….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 13th, 2019Related News

PBA: Magnolia muse Sharon Cuneta shrugs off online bashers

BOCAUE, BULACAN -- Megastar Sharon Cuneta just shrugged off online bashers critical of her selection as the Magnolia Hotshots muse in the opening of the 44th PBA season here. Cuneta, an endorser of the poultry products of the compan, represented the newly-crowned Governors' Cup champions as they were introduced one by one. When the announcement was made that she would be the muse last Tuesday, an online firestorm erupted, bashing Cuneta for primarily her age. The Megastar Sharon Cuneta with the Magnolia Hotshots! #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/XGqO6Z9dii — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 "Nothing. They don't mean anything to me. I'm the one that's here, and I was chosen by Magnolia. I didn't volunteer. I'm their major endorser, and I think that's understandable," the longtime Kapamilya said. The Megastar Sharon Cuneta has a message for her online bashers after a firestorm erupted regarding her selection. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/30gjB9eTus — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The mother of four also shared that she was friends with several members of the team, including Marc Pingris and Rafi Reavis. "Parang mama nila ako, kapatid – ate, tita, mama. Si Rafi hinahanap ko kasi halos he's my brother na. Si Ping, nandiyan na asawa ni Danica. Sayang wala si Captain Alvin kasi last time na I was a muse for Purefoods, it was the team ni Alvin," shared Cuneta. The 53-year old veteran actress and singer is no stranger to being the muse of the franchise, and accompanied Purefoods back in 1990 when Alvin Patrimonio and Jojo Lastimosa led the charge. It was a star-studded affair for all 12 squads, who brought lovely ladies to accompany them to the makeshift podium at the Philippine Arena floor. Beauty queen royalty graced the courts with 2015 Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach representing Ginebra and 2016 Ms. International Kylie Verzosa repping four-time defending champions San Miguel. Queen P with Ginebra! #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/uUzsqHKCV4 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Former Ms. International Kylie Verzosa with defending champs San Miguel. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/aMO2w7pFw7 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Also present was 2018 Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International Eva Patalinjug, who walked with Meralco. Beauty queen Eva Patalinjug with the Meralco Bolts. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/3i1yTwHdLa — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Rounding up the pageant royalty are Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 - Tourism International Aya Fernandez and Top 12 finalist Anie Uson. Aya Fernandez with NorthPort. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/lQzwULCAY7 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Annie Uson with Rain or Shine. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/DFnwCNGtMa — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The stars of the small screen also were present, with 'Halik' star Yam Concepcion joining Phoenix, Kelley Day with Columbian, Klea Pineda for Alaska, and Sam Pinto joining TNT. 'Halik' star Yam Concepcion with the Phoenix Fuel Masters. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/p1ZDEDkyBu — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The TNT KaTropa enter last with Sam Pinto. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/QYlXmFtdDz — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Kelly Day with the Columbian Dyip. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/YOY6RLrDdz — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Actress Klea Pineda with the Alaska Aces. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/D6uAbdc5vs — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Fellow athletes also joined the festivities with PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez leading the way for the NLEX Road Warriors, the team of her beau Kiefer Ravena.  PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez with the NLEX Road Warriors. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/mubw2mTw0L — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Ravena was not present due to his FIBA suspension. Meanwhile, the duo of Motolite outside hitter Myla Pablo and Olympian swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi went with Blackwater. Myla Pablo and Jasmine Alkhaldi with Blackwater. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/6JuTMNJfRf — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Fish named US Davis Cup captain

NEW YORK -- Mardy Fish was named US Davis Cup captain on Wednesday as the men’s team competition enters a new era......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 10th, 2019Related News

Venom 2 gets go signal

MANILA, Philippines – The Marvel antihero is making his way back to cinema screens in the near future. According to Variety,  Sony Pictures has confirmed that a Venom sequel is in the works.  Original screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who worked on Saving Mr. Banks and Fifty Shades of Grey, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Captain Yoshida wants Japan to fight Asian Cup pressure

ABU DHABI, UAE – Japan captain Maya Yoshida has called on his side to cope with pressure to perform at the Asian Cup as they look to make up for their flop 4 years ago. The Southampton defender admitted on Tuesday, January 8, that several of the Japan team were still ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Marvel game coming from ex-‘Hearthstone’ team

A mystery new Marvel game is on its way from a small new studio whose staff used to work together on massive mobile and PC card game "Hearthstone". "They are exactly who we want making Marvel games," said Marvel Games head Jay Ong of former "Hearthstone" game director Ben Brode and former executive producer Hamilton Chu. "They and the team they've assembled at [games studio] Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history." Free-to-play digital card game "Hearthstone" was released in 2014 as a spin-off from giant MMO "World of Warcraft" and, in addition to its popularity among players, has become a fixture of the eSports circuit and livestreaming community. Ong...Keep on reading: Marvel game coming from ex-‘Hearthstone’ team.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

‘Grateful’ Jett Manuel says goodbye to Ginebra, PBA

Jett Manuel bid farewell to his short but sweet PBA career where he played just one season for Barangay Ginebra. Manuel, the former University of the Philippines captain, wrote an emotional goodbye on his Instagram account on Friday. "Grateful. To Ginebra. To UP. To Xavier. To my coaches. To my teammates. To my family. To the fans," Manuel posted. "It was definitely short, but definitely sweet. Choosing to retire wasn't easy but I'm excited for everything that lies ahead. I'll always be connected to the game of basketball, but in a different form this time." Grateful. To Ginebra. To UP. To Xavier. To my coaches. To my teammates. To my family. To the fans. It was definitely s...Keep on reading: ‘Grateful’ Jett Manuel says goodbye to Ginebra, PBA.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 5th, 2019Related News

PBA: Cone on Manuel’s decision to leave Ginebra: “We wish him well”

After one season in the PBA, Jett Manuel is moving on. The former UP captain has left his career with Brgy. Ginebra to pursue a career in engineering. According to head coach Tim Cone, Manuel let the team know Friday morning. Manuel was picked 12th overall in 2017 and played sparingly for Ginebra last season, where he was part of the team that won the title in the Commissioner’s Cup. Now, Manuel is set to make his engineering license into good use as he tries to go after a new life goal. Cone and the rest of the Gin King couldn’t be more proud. “That’s what he told me, that he needed to go,” Cone said. “I was shocked to find out, we certainly wish him well, he’s a great kid,” he added. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone (@manilacone) on Jett Manuel leaving the Gin Kings to pursue an Engineering career: “We certainly wish him well”#PBA2019 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/THNSQIJebH — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 4, 2019   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2019Related News

UAAP: What s next for Juan GDL? Be Desiderio-like leader for UP

In just his second season in the University of the Philippines, Juan Gomez de Liano already turned himself into a worthy selection to the Mythical Team. To do so, he posted per game counts of 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.5 assists all while serving as the table-setter in the Fighting Maroons’ feel-good run to the Finals. And oh, the 19-year-old also became the first player to tally a triple-double in the UAAP since 2006. So what’s next for Juan GDL in his third year? As it turns out, nobody will see it in any statistics or any awards. “They told me it’s my turn to lead the team. I hope I’ll live up to it,” he said, “they” referring to graduated players like Diego Dario and Gelo Vito. Indeed, with the exit of Dario, Vito, Jarrell Lim, and, most importantly, team captain Paul Desiderio, a big void of leadership has been left behind in Diliman. And just as expectations for UP are at an all-time high, the need for a leader for the Fighting Maroons is likewise at a fever pitch. Of course, Season MVP Bright Akhuetie and now-stalwart Jun Manzo are also only ready and raring to step up in that sense. At the same time, though, Juan GDL is nothing but determined to prove he can also carry the burden of being a team leader – especially with high-profile names such as former De La Salle University star Ricci Rivero and ex-US NCAA player Kobe Paras also joining the fold. “With Ricci and Kobe, the most important thing we gotta to is jell together,” he said. In that light, the 6-foot-2 playmaker can learn a thing or two from State U’s pride in Desiderio. In his time in maroon and white, the Cebuano had to find his voice after the graduation of Jett Manuel and with the entries of prized prospects such as Akhuetie and Juan GDL. “Siyempre, hindi talaga naging madali kasi dati, ako yung unang option, pero nung dumating si Juan, dumating si Bright, ibababa mo pride mo para yung team ang umasenso,” he said. And once he did, Desiderio led UP to its first Final Four in 21 years and its first Finals in 32 years. “Yun talaga ang ginawa ko – nagpababa ako ng pride kaya nakarating kami rito,” he said. The good news for the Fighting Maroons is that Juan GDL is confident, as he always is, that he will do just that. As he put it, “I gotta live up to that legacy so, for sure, I’m gonna give my 100 percent as a leader.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

Barangay captain in Abra province killed

ABRA, Philippines – A barangay captain in Abra province was shot dead while singing 2018 away. George Pastor-Sanidad, the 45-year-old barangay captain of Gaddani in Tayum town, was having a videoke session inside his compound with friends near the start of the New Year. Sanidad was singing when he was ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

Brazil’s Bolsonaro assumes presidency

BRASILIA, Brazil — Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the New Year’s Day inauguration was the culmination of a […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2019Related News