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Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

(Gareth Fuller/pool photo via AP). Serena Williams arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Meralco, First Pacific weighing options for Singapore power plant

METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp. Chief Finance Officer David J. Nicol said the group is assessing options for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant owned by its unit Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and parent First Pacific Ltd. in Singapore, where a surplus in power capacity has put a pressure on prices. A unit of Manila […] The post Meralco, First Pacific weighing options for Singapore power plant appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Crazy, clever, controversial season of X-Files

David Duchovny (left) and Gillian Anderson as Special Agents Mulder and Scully For its 11th season, 'The X-Files' is a mixed bag of sublime stand-alone episodes and convoluted 'mytho.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show

Let's pause from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's gushy moments for a bit and talk about another highlight of the Royal Wedding: the guests' hats. The Cut notes that it's a must for women to wear some sort of headwear---commonly a fascinator---or face ridicule when attending the royal wedding. Tiaras are allowed, but if the bride wears one (and she did), you should forgo it. It'll also cause quite a scandal if the hat is way too small, like what happened with Prime Minister David Cameron's wife back in 2011. Before this year's Royal Wedding started, we already spotted notable headwear from the guests. We listed them down below and also separated by design themes. The gravity-d...Keep on reading: From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show.....»»

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

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England --- Tennis great Serena Williams and soccer star David Beckham were among the famous from sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Williams said on Instagram before walking into St. George's Chapel on Saturday with husband Alexis Ohanian that she was "getting ready for my friends wedding." Beckham was joined by wife Victoria. They watched from seats at Windsor Castle as the couple took their vows before hundreds of royals, celebrities and friends and millions of TV viewers. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the WTA tour briefly this year after a 14-month absence to give birth. She withdrew from the Italian O...Keep on reading: Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding.....»»

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

Crazy, clever, controversial season of ‘X-Files’

  For its 11th season, "The X-Files" is a mixed bag of sublime stand-alone episodes and convoluted "mythology" stories---much like some of the older seasons of the groundbreaking science-fiction show. But, while Special Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate the inexplicable and bizarre once again, there's a feeling of finality that pervades throughout the season, especially since it's been announced that the actress won't be returning to the Fox series. Mulder and Scully have grown and aged accordingly, though at their core, they're still the contrasting personalities that complement each other---he, the unceasing believer in possibili...Keep on reading: Crazy, clever, controversial season of ‘X-Files’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 19th, 2018Related News

Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding

WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Hollywood stars, musicians and sporting icons from Britain and the United States took their places among the 600 guests the historic [...] The post Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday. Nadal, who holds a record seven titles at the Foro Italico, overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Then, four-time Rome winner Djokovic rallied past Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nadal and Djokovic have played each other 50 times but their last meeting came more than a year ago, when Nadal won in the Madrid Open semifinals. "Tomorrow is going to be the ultimate challenge on clay," Djokovic said. "Beating Rafa is a really difficult thing to do on this surface. But, I've done it before." Djokovic leads Nadal 26-24 overall, but Nadal holds a 15-7 advantage on clay. Nadal can replace Roger Federer at No. 1 if he lifts the Rome trophy for the first time since 2013. Federer is sitting out the clay season to prepare for Wimbledon, where he will bid for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title. Djokovic, who is returning from a persistent right elbow injury, hadn't reached a semifinal since before Wimbledon last year. "This is what I was looking forward to," Djokovic said. "This is what I was hoping to achieve." In the other half of the draw, defending champion Alexander Zverev extended his winning streak to 12 matches with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over ninth-seeded David Goffin. He'll meet Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic, who beat 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3. Sharapova required more than three hours to eliminate last year's French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-5; and defending champion Elina Svitolina defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 for her sixth straight victory over the former No. 1 player. Svitolina will next face 26th-ranked Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1. Sharapova's semifinal opponent will be Simona Halep, who advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Caroline Garcia that ensures she will keep the No. 1 ranking for another week. Djokovic has now won 12 straight matches over Nishikori and the Japanese player didn't help his cause when he landed an easy overhead into the net early in the third set. Still, it remained tight with long rallies until the end. "It was a fantastic match," Djokovic said. "We went toe to toe until the last point." Fans were decidedly behind Fognini, Italy's top player, and Nadal was under pressure when Fognini won five straight games to cancel out a 4-1 deficit and win the opening set. "He played aggressive, a great level of tennis, creating a lot of winners and taking balls earlier," Nadal said. "I felt the pressure a little bit and played a couple of bad games." But Fognini couldn't keep up with Nadal's consistency and heavy topspin on the red clay court and eventually was physically worn down. "I tried to play more with my forehand and when I play aggressive with my forehand the backhand becomes better," said Nadal, who sat out earlier this season with right knee and hip injuries. "It's important to be able to change the tactics of the match." Fognini had tape applied under his left knee while trailing 3-2 in the third set due to a physical problem that has bothered him for weeks. "The first set lasted more than an hour," Fognini said. "It's him that causes the problem." While the result meant it was now 42 years since an Italian man last won the tournament — Adriano Panatta in 1976 — Fognini was still applauded as he walked off of the court. Nadal joined in the applause for Fognini......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 19th, 2018Related News

$500M settlement in Nassar case won t be shared equally

By Ed White and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say. The school, where the sports doctor worked for nearly 20 years, announced Wednesday that it would set aside $425 million for 332 women and girls who say Nassar abused them and another $75 million to cover future claims. But it won't have a role in determining how much each victim will receive. That will likely fall to one or two former judges or experienced mediators who will be selected by lawyers to oversee the process, said John Manly, who represents roughly 200 victims in the worst sexual abuse case in sports history. "This can be wrapped up in four or five months," he predicted. Simple math says $425 million divided by 332 people would be $1.28 million each. But it's not "share and share alike," said attorney David Mittleman, whose Lansing-area firm represents 111 victims. Indeed, claims must be evaluated in many ways. Manly said some people could receive "substantially" more than $1.28 million while others get much less. Attorneys will also get a share of any award under agreements they have with clients. "The age of the abuse, the duration of the abuse," Manly said, listing the likely factors. "Treatment in the future and the past. Have you lost earnings? Are there things about a particular case that are aggravating or mitigating." Mittleman said the dates of the assaults will be important. Older abuse probably will be worth less because without the settlement, Michigan State could have been shielded by a statute of limitations. New York attorney Michael Barasch is not involved in the Nassar case but has represented hundreds of victims sexually abused by New York priests. He said a pool of money is "definitely the way to go." "You've got to have a sensible, systematic and transparent solution," Barasch said. "Who better than a fair mediator accepted by everybody? ... Some of these people are going to be disappointed — guaranteed. But I can tell you from my church abuse cases, the vast majority are so appreciative of having finality." Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. The school had insisted that no one covered up assaults, although Nassar's boss was later charged with failing to properly supervise him and committing his own sexual misconduct. In a statement Thursday, his first since the settlement, Michigan State President John Engler apologized, calling Nassar an "evil doctor" whose assaults "shocked our campus and the nation." The former Michigan governor was hired as interim leader after Lou Anna Simon's sudden resignation in January. Michigan State hasn't disclosed how it will pay for the settlement besides leaning on insurance companies. Engler told reporters in Lansing on Thursday that he doesn't plan to ask state lawmakers for money. Dianne Byrum, a member of the school's governing board, said Michigan State likely would borrow money, tap savings, delay big projects and consider budget cuts. She said a tuition increase tied specifically to the Nassar case is unlikely. Nassar, 54, will be locked up for the rest of his life under three decades-long sentences for molesting athletes with his hands and possessing child pornography. He's at a federal prison in Arizona. In addition to working at Michigan State, Nassar worked with Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains U.S. Olympians. His assaults were mostly committed in Michigan at his Lansing-area home, campus clinic and area gyms, but his accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas and at national and international competitions. The settlement applies only to Michigan State. Lawsuits are still pending against USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and an elite gymnastics club in the Lansing-area. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, though the Nassar agreement covers far more victims. ___ Eggert reported from Lansing......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 18th, 2018Related News

What to see this week

5 films to see on the week of May 18-25, 2018 Deadpool 2 WISECRACKING mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants — Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino — to protect a boy from the all-powerful villain. Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennizon, Zazie Beets, and T.J. Miller. The […] The post What to see this week appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 17th, 2018Related News

Goldman aims to preserve pre-IPO culture, even as partnership dwindles

WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has launched a global training initiative to safeguard the tight-knit culture it developed as a private partnership, even as the bank marks its 19th year as a publicly traded company. Bank leaders, including Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and his deputy, Chief Operating Officer David Solomon, have been anchoring […] The post Goldman aims to preserve pre-IPO culture, even as partnership dwindles appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 17th, 2018Related News

Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

FILE - Int his May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper mingles during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Metro Pacific bags P1.62B Dumaguete water concession

Metro Pacific chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and chief finance officer David Nicol Infrastructure holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. has expanded its footprint in the water sector with a new.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Comment on Bloodline: A family drama gets swamped in the telling by Bisaya Short Films

After watching Lav Diaz' stupendous and chills-giving Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis, no slog can seem to get into my nerves. Cebu traffic. Waiting in a kind of queue that David Foster Wallace tackled in his This Is Water Speech, waiting for love, and watching Bloodline are now nothing in post-Hele consumer life. Ah, what if Infinite Jest's weapon of mass destruction can now be possible because we can now get through any kind of drag!.....»»

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

Former Stags Jayson David, Renzo Navarro join LPU

Lyceum of the Philippines is continuing to make sure it will remain a contender from now until the foreseeable future. Versatile forward Jayson David and floor leader Renzo Navarro have both decamped from San Sebastian College-Recoletos and are now going to be full-fledged Pirates. Both players were key cogs in the Golden Stags’ return to relevance and the playoffs in Season 93. With their transfer, however, they will only be eligible to play again in Season 95. Navarro has been taking part in LPU team activities for almost a month now. He bolsters a backcourt that already includes Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee as well as Raymar Caduyac. The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 6.3 points and 3.1 assists last season. On the other hand, David is yet to practice in Intramuros, but is well on his way there, according to several sources. He will be the perfect replacement for MJ Ayaay after the latter uses up his final playing year in Season 94. The 6-foot-3 forward boasted of per game counts of 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.5 steals last season. As per sources, the two are not the only ones who have left Recto. At least three other players who wore red and gold a season ago will no longer do so. Still, playoff hopeful San Sebastian is holding onto a solid core that includes Michael Calisaan, Ryan Costelo, and RK Ilagan. ABS-CBN Sports reached out to Stags’ mentor Egay Macaraya for comment, but he is yet to respond. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2018Related News

WATCH: David Grohl s daughter Violet covers Adele s When We Were Young

MANILA, Philippines – Talent clearly runs in the family.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Grohl's 12-year-old daughter Violet sang an acoustic version of Adele's "When We Were Young" during a benefit concert for a children's hospital in Oakland, California. The Nirvana and Foo Fighters member himself played the ........»»

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

Wawrinka has his fitness back - now he needs confidence

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — The good news for Stan Wawrinka is that he finally feels physically fit again following surgery on his left knee. The challenge now for the three-time Grand Slam champion is regaining his confidence and fluidity of movement on the court. Playing his first match in three months, Wawrinka was more pleased than upset despite losing to 55th-ranked Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the first round of the Italian Open. "My level is really high, better than what I expected," Wawrinka said, adding that he returned to proper on-court training only 12 days ago. "I'm happy with physically where I am right now." Wawrinka committed 30 unforced errors to his American opponent's 17, was broken once in each set and failed to take advantage of his only two break opportunities. "I was nervous during the match. A lot of hesitation with my game, with my movement and everything. Quite tight with my body. And that's going to make a big difference, especially for me, the way I move and the way I play," said Wawrinka, who draws enormous power from his robust frame. "Even with that, it was a tough match. One, two points could have changed the match." Wawrinka was operated on in August — twice — and returned in January at the Australian Open, where he was eliminated in the second round by Tennys Sandgren. "When I came back in Australia, it was quite clear that I wasn't ready at all," the Swiss player said. "I wasn't at my top physically." Wawrinka then retired from a match against 193rd-ranked Ilya Ivashka in Marseille, France, in February, citing a left knee injury — and hadn't played since. "I wanted just to play a few tournaments to test the knee," he added. "I was positive to see that the knee was doing OK. But I knew I needed a lot of time to work on my fitness. "And that's what I did when I stopped after Marseille. I went back to doing fitness almost every day for like three months. ... It was some tough weeks." Magnus Norman has returned as Wawrinka's coach after leaving the Swiss player's staff in October — to Wawrinka's dismay at the time. "He's going to keep working with me, hopefully the full year," Wawrinka said. "I still have a lot of work to do. I still need a lot of time, play matches, keep trying to play week after week to find the confidence back." Three other Americans were also in action on the Foro Italico's red clay. Twelfth-seeded Sam Querrey was eliminated by Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-2, 7-6 (7); 13th-seeded Jack Sock beat Spanish veteran David Ferrer 6-3, 6-4; and Ryan Harrison eliminated Yuichi Sugita of Japan 7-6 (5), 6-3. Also, Italian wild card Lorenzo Sonego had strong fan support as he came back from a set down to defeat Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Meanwhile, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from the tournament citing a muscular injury that occurred during a grueling three-set win over Kiki Bertens in Saturday's Madrid Open final — her second title in two weeks after also taking the Prague Open. "After these incredible two weeks of tennis my body needs to rest and recuperate," Kvitova said. The women's tournament at the Foro Italico starts Monday. It's the last Masters 100 event before the May 27-June 10 French Open — a tournament that Wawrinka won in 2015......»»

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

U.S. envoy sees peace, hope after Israel embassy move

WASHINGTON, United States – Despite Palestinian outrage over the opening of the United States (US) embassy in Jerusalem, Washington's ambassador to Israel said that there is still hope for peace in the region. "They are not reacting well," Ambassador David Friedman said on Saturday, May 13 of the Palestinians, who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 13th, 2018Related News

Episcopal Church leader to speak at royal wedding ceremony

LONDON (AP) --- Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry will give the address --- a sermon --- at the May 19 event in Windsor. He will join the dean of Windsor, the Rt. Rev. David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who will officiate at the service. Welby has baptized Markle ahead of her marriage to Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, who is the supreme governor of the Church of England. Curry is the first African-American to have served as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, an offshoot of the Church of Engl...Keep on reading: Episcopal Church leader to speak at royal wedding ceremony.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Gov. Ige signs Presidential Disaster Declaration request

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Governor David Ige, right, walks inside the Hawaii Civil Defense main operations center in Hilo on Tuesday. Ige today signed a Presidential Disaster Declara.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2018Related News