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LOOK: Ogie Alcasid stops over in Sydney to visit Michelle van Eimeren, family

Ogie Alcasid stopped over in Sydney, Australia, to visit his ex-wife, former Miss Australia Michelle van Eimeren, and her family. The 50-year-old singer posted a group photo that included him, van.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia’s micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch. Delprat, 76, is the self-appointed Prince of the Principality of Wy, a micronation consisting of his home in the north Sydney suburb of Mosman. Micronations---entities that have proclaimed independence but are not recognized by governments---have been declared around the world. One of the latest is Asgardia, started by Russian scientist and businessman Igor Ashurbeyli, who in late June declared himself as the leader of the utopian "space nation". But the pseudo-states are particularly popular in Austra...Keep on reading: Ruling from your home: Inside Australia’s micronations boom.....»»

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

Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight

Manny Pacquiao will step inside the ring at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday exactly a year and 13 days since his last fight against Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Australia. The long hiatus, however, has reinvigorated Pacquiao, who will be going for his 60th win and 12th title against Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight crown. "Now I feel hungry to fight in the ring," said Pacquiao, who tipped the scale at 146 pounds during the official weigh-in on Saturday. READ:Pacquiao plans 'to finish the fight early' vs Matthysse "It's been one year and it's been that long," Pacquiao added in Filipino. The 39-year-old Pacquiao said having that desire to be back fighting again is...Keep on reading: Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight.....»»

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

Portugal parliament approves new gender change law

LISBON, Portugal – The Portuguese parliament on Thursday, July 12,  approved a law that will allow citizens to change their gender and name from the age of 16 without a medical report showing "identity disruption." Portugal joins Denmark, Malta, Sweden, Ireland and Norway to become "the 6th European country to grant ........»»

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

Ogie turns serious on Regine’s plea to Du30, the Gilas meme and going indie

We seldom see singer-actor Ogie Alcasid seem so serious and no-nonsense, but it's only natural for him to rush to protect his family when the going gets tough. In a rare moment of earnestness, he shares his thoughts on wife Regine Velasquez's plea to President Duterte to stop dragging God's name in scathing speeches. Ogie told the Inquirer: "I will always defend my wife and her beliefs [on] the love of God." On a lighter note, he and ex-wife, former Miss Australia Michelle van Eimeren, became a Facebook meme, as a result of the basketball brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and the Australia Boomers. The viral photo was captioned, thus: "Hindi kami kasali diyan!" (We are not in...Keep on reading: Ogie turns serious on Regine’s plea to Du30, the Gilas meme and going indie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News

Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse

KUALA LUMPUR --- George Kambosos Jr. said the old, deadly version of Manny Pacquiao will finally show up against Lucas Matthysse on July 15. Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon's training camp for his duel with Matthysse. "Come Sunday you'll see a vintage Manny Pacquiao," Kambosos said on Wednesday. "Manny sparred for about 100 rounds. We trained smart and we trained hard so he's ready to go." Pacquiao hasn't fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision a year ago in Brisbane, Australia. Kambosos, whose first call-up to join Pacquiao's camp as a sparring pa...Keep on reading: Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 11th, 2018Related News

Following data scandal fine in UK, Facebook may face penalty in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy. The social networking giant admitted in April the data of up to 87 million people worldwide – including ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Higher Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE --- Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding US-China tariffs boosted sentiment. Keeping Score: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 22,196.89 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent to 2,292.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 28,711.29. The Shanghai Composite index was less than 0.1 percent higher at 2,816.10. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 bucked the regional trend, dropping 0.4 percent to 6,258.10. Shares rose in Taiwan and were mostly higher in Southeast Asia. Wall Street: The S&P 500 index rose 0.9 percent on Monday to 2,784.17. It's the third straight day that the i...Keep on reading: Higher Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse

KUALA LUMPUR --- Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrived here in the Malaysian capital Monday night six days before his welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao landed in Kuala Lumpur on board a chartered flight from General Santos City, where he held his training camp with his longtime friend Buboy Fernandez as chief trainer. The 39-year-old Pacquiao hasn't fought since dropping a highly-disputed decision to Jeff Horn a year ago in Brisbane, Australia where he yielded his WBO belt. Determined to silence his critics, Pacquiao aims to reclaim his championship status against the Matthysse, whose WBA crown is on the line. Matthysse arrived in Malaysia's largest city ...Keep on reading: Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse.....»»

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

Ilonggo jins make waves in reg’l tilt

TAEKWONDO jins of the Mark V. Pinggol (MVP) Taekwondo Gym came out on top of the 2018 Regional Inter-school Taekwondo tournament after capturing 30 gold, 10 silver, and 10 bronze medals at the Binirayan gym in San Jose, Antique on July 7. Trained by head coach Denmark Pinggol, Team MVP outplayed 500 fellow athletes in […] The post Ilonggo jins make waves in reg’l tilt appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2018Related News

Recovering exports unlikely to plug widening trade gap: ANZ

Exports likely recovered in May, but are unlikely to plug the Philippines’ widening trade gap, analysts at ANZ Research said. Operating under the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, ANZ Research provides economic insights on the Australia, New Zealand, Emerging Asia, Greater China, and G3 economies. In its weekly report, the research group said merchandise […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 9th, 2018Related News

Australian tycoon James Packer quits family firm over mental health issues

  Australian tycoon James Packer has quit his family firm Consolidated Press Holdings as he recovers from mental health issues, a spokesman said Monday, months after he stepped down from gaming empire Crown Resorts. Packer's departure from his private investment vehicle is the latest step by one of Australia's richest people -- who has previously spoken about his battles with depression -- to walk away from his business commitments. "Mr. Packer has stepped off the CPH board as he continues his recovery from illness," a spokesman for the firm said in a brief statement. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) told AFP Packer resigned from the board ...Keep on reading: Australian tycoon James Packer quits family firm over mental health issues.....»»

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

Showdown up for SMC-MVP teams

With the tumultuous Gilas Pilipinas-Australia game just a week old, a potential powder keg of a match kicks off the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup when defending champion San Migu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2018Related News

2018 Manila Vertical Run: Lobodzinski, Walsham defend titles

  MANILA, Philippines – Poland's Piotr Łobodzinski and Australia's Suzy Walsham emerged as repeat champions in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2018Related News

Sad and bright sides of PH-Australia basketball riot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Knock on wood. Pray and hope that the FIBA (International Basketball Federation), the world’s ruling body for basket-ball, will be kind enough to spare the Philippines from suspension and, thus, banned the country from participating in all its sanctioned tournaments in the duration of the would-be suspension, if ever there will be. [...] The post Sad and bright sides of PH-Australia basketball riot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 7th, 2018Related News

PBA frees calendar for Gilas

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday the pro league will suspend games in the Governors Cup on Sept. 7-17 for Gilas to prepare for the second round of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup qualifiers and reiterated full support for the national team while awaiting the decision from FIBA on sanctions to be meted out in the wake of the recent Australia brawl at the Philippine Arena......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

Awaiting FIBA’s decision

FIBA is exercising due process in investigating the brawl that marred the recent Philippines-Australia game in the third window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup and the relief is the SBP will get the chance to explain its side before sanctions are announced......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

Jayson Castro asks for time to ‘recover,’ skips TNT’s final elims game

Jayson Castro missed TNT's final elimination round game in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup against Rain or Shine to rest, as per his head coach Nash Racela. According to Racela, Castro had to take a time off to "recover" from the brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers last Monday. "He needed time to recover. Jayson talked to me before the game. He was asking for some rest," Racela told reporters on Saturday after the game. READ:Gilas players say sorry for failing to keep emotions in check leading to brawl Castro played a significant role in the free-for-all as he was seen punching Aussie big man Daniel Kickert in the face. The veteran point gua...Keep on reading: Jayson Castro asks for time to ‘recover,’ skips TNT’s final elims game.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 7th, 2018Related News

Australia, Philippines explore new areas of security cooperation

The discussion convened academics and experts from the Philippines and Australia to discuss regional security trends, maritime security and cooperation, counterterrorism, cybersecurity challenges and implications of Australia's foreign policy white paper......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

A constructive look

It does not serve us to dwell on who did what to whom in Monday’s unfortunate melee between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News