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Man wins $50,000 in lottery, thanks to best friend’s novel

A man in Maryland, United States won $50,000 (around P2.6 million) in the lottery, all thanks to his best friend's novel. The man, identified only as Alex, said on Monday, Dec. 10, that he was inspired to play the lottery because of his best friend's novel titled "Sunrise at the American Market". The novel told the story of two strangers having coffee at their local convenience store, and their hobby of getting scratch-off tickets. This encouraged him to get a$1 million Blowoutinstant ticket, to try his luck. As he began scratching, he noticed a diamond-shaped logo --- indicating that he won the prize. "Originally, when I saw the ticket and saw that I won, I immediately said...Keep on reading: Man wins $50,000 in lottery, thanks to best friend’s novel.....»»

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

9 years after being flushed, woman’s wedding ring reappears

SOMERS POINT, New Jersey --- A New Jersey woman has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet. Paula Stanton was sure the diamond-encrusted gold ring was lost forever after she noticed it wasn't on her finger while she was cleaning her bathroom nearly a decade ago. Luckily, a member of Somers Point's public works department remembered Stanton mentioning the ring about three years ago. Last month, Ted Gogol was doing maintenance work near a manhole about 400 feet from Stanton's house. He tells the Press of Atlantic City he saw a shiny object sitting the mud. It turned out to be Stanton's ring, and after boiling it in peroxide and l...Keep on reading: 9 years after being flushed, woman’s wedding ring reappears.....»»

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

Donaire advises Barriga to fight smart

WBA/WBC diamond bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. stood face-to-face with Mark Anthony Barriga last Friday and gave him pointers on how to beat Mexico’s Carlos Licona in their 12-round battle for the vacant IBF minimumweight title at the Staples Center here this morning (Manila time)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 1st, 2018Related News

Sharon Cuneta gives Regine Velasquez a diamond ring dur...

Sharon Cuneta gives Regine Velasquez a diamond ring dur........»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: EntertainmentNov 29th, 2018Related News

3rd Black Diamond Award for the Philippines and ASEAN | Inquirer Business

Solta Medical, a global leader in the aesthetic device-based industry, continues to develop innovative treatment technologies to provide effective aesthetic care options to consumers and physicians al.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

PCOO Chief Recognized for ‘Outstanding’ Work in Gov’t

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Public Servant’ during the 2nd Diamond Golden Awards held Saturday at Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas in Pasig City. Aside from Andanar, other public servants including Senator Cynthia Villar, Quezon City second district congressman Alfred Vargas and Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Pink diamond tipped to smash the record

Pink diamond tipped to smash the record.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Yuletide Dream at Diamond Hotel

WELCOME the holiday season and witness the lighting of the 25-feet-tall Christmas Trees at the lobby of Diamond Hotel Philippines, in Manila, on Nov. 6. Transformed into a dreamy wonderland,...READ MORE The post Yuletide Dream at Diamond Hotel appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2018Related News

Eight new stars who have risen in UAAP Season 81

It all begins here. That has been the UAAP theme this year and the names you will see on this list have been embracing their new beginnings and are delivering with promise despite all the pressure. The UAAP’s 81st season has been wild right off the bat with teams pulling wins out of nowhere, impressive individual performances, and lit on-court actions, which everyone has caught live on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, eight names have already shown why they are head and shoulders above everybody else in the season. Let’s take a look at the idols of future ballers and coaches here: 1.) Ange Kouame, Ateneo De Manila University The Ivorian big man is having a great debut with the defending champs in Season 81 and has been announcing his arrival to the league big game after big game, punctuated by his 33-point 27-rebound performance against potential Final Four contender, the FEU Tamaraws. While Thirdy Ravena continues to be the Blue Eagles’ leader on the floor, Kouame is slowly turning himself into a problem on a nightly basis. He’s constantly improving and learning about the college game thanks in part to fellow Ateneo big, who saw his play blossom last year, in Isaac Go.   2.) Sean Manganti, Adamson University Jerrick Ahanmisi is the Falcons’ leading scorer and main attraction. But let it not distract you from the fact that Sean Manganti has improved vastly to be the actual barometer of the team as it continues its stellar season. To prove a point, Manganti has also hit big shots for the Falcons including that game-winning dagger against the UP Fighting Maroons. Part of the reason for his impressive season so far is due to his training with former UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, who has been teaching him all the tricks in his bag.   3.) Justine Baltazar, La Salle  Justine Baltazar was a diamond in the rough coming to the Green Archers’ side of the fence after a stellar UAAP Juniors showing for National University. This season, without Ben Mbala up front, people are shocked by the massive improvement of Balti’s game as he has been the Green Archers’ consistent pillar of strength next to Aljun Melecio and Leonard Santillan. Balti is yet to have a bad game this season except when he had to contend with Ateneo’s hulking Ange Kouame, who is way heavier than the lanky center.   4.) Hubert Cani, Far Eastern University What a journey it has been for the former UAAP Juniors Finals MVP Hubert Cani, who went to Ateneo for two years before transferring to FEU and debuting last year. The 5’11” point guard has trimmed down immensely in preparation for Season 81 and it has clearly shown that his deadly Juniors form is back in harness. While FEU has been see-sawing lately in the standings, Cani has been the constant as much as teams prepare to stop FEU’s top scorer Arvin Tolentino.   5.) Juan Gomez De Liano, University of the Philippines Juan’s sophomore year has been anything but a disappointment. The UAAP Season 80 Rookie of the Year recently stopped the UAAP triple double drought when he posted a 15-point, 12-rebound, 12-assist line against the UE Red Warriors last Sunday (October 21). With team captain Paul Desiderio struggling in the start of the season, the former UAAP Juniors MVP stepped up to the plate and show improvement across the board and has become a huge headache for opposing teams alongside prized recruit Bright Akhuetie everytime he steps on the court.    6.) CJ Cansino, University of Sto. Tomas The Growling Tigers rookie is living up to lofty expectations heaped on his shoulders as a UAAP Juniors MVP coming out of the UST Tiger Cubs program. Cansino is already displaying a grown man’s game despite being at the collegiate level. His basketball IQ is off the charts while maximizing the most of his physical tools at hand along with the system new Head Coach Aldin Ayo has put in place. With the keys in his hand, Cansino has responded and what a way for a rookie to, already having an 18-point, 18-rebound game and constantly hovering around a triple-double.   7.) Dave Ildefonso, National University The younger Demolition Brother has been a treat to watch. Along with Cansino, they are both starring for their teams as rookies, leading the way, and leaving fans with jaws on the floor because of the level of talent they are displaying. He has shown great scoring instincts and has been at the forefront of the Bulldogs’ rebuild. 8.) Joe Silva, University of the East We’re giving the last and final spot in the list to UE’s neophyte coach, who’s the driving force behind the rebuilding Red Warriors. Coach Joe maybe younger in terms of age and experience compared to his UAAP counterparts, but he is definitely no pushover with two UAAP Juniors championship under his belt with the Ateneo High School Blue Eaglets. So far, he is off to a good start in building a winning culture in the current UE Red Warriors lineup. This is evident in how feisty his team fights game in and game out despite the talent gap they face. These eight guys are not the only impressive names we should all watch out for as you never know who will suddenly come out of the woodwork and starts pumping impressive game after impressive game. Get to see these stars in action every UAAP Season 81 game day during Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD starting at 2 pm. For more sports news, follow ABS-CBN Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 26th, 2018Related News

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season has kicked off in Manila as the candidates of Miss Earth 2018 met the press during a presentation on Thursday, October 11, at the Diamond Hotel. Around 90 candidates, including the country's Celeste Cortesi, introduced themselves to the press. One of the ladies will succeed Miss ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

On a musical high after ‘Mamma Mia’

  Here I go again---can't help but break into song after attending the gala night of the musical "Mamma Mia" last Tuesday at the Theatre at Solaire. The singing continued at the show's after-party in Diamond Hotel, where we got to meet the United Kingdom cast.   "Mamma Mia" has a limited Manila run until Oct. 21, before proceeding to new cities on the show's international tour. Judging from the full house and standing ovations on gala night, this is one sensational musical not to be missed.   "Mamma Mia" is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of the band ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship...Keep on reading: On a musical high after ‘Mamma Mia’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News

Meralco settles for 4th place in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts finished their 2018 Fiba Asia Champions Cup campaign at 4th place as they lost to the Seoul SK Knights, 87-91, on Tuesday, October 2, at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.  Diamond Louis Stone led the Bolts with a massive double-double of 32 points and 13 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS CUP: Bolts settle for fourth place after losing to SK Knights

Meralco's rather disappointing stint in the 2018 FIBA-Asia Champions Cup ends on a sour note. The Bolts took another loss in Nonthaburi, this time an 87-91 decision at the hands of the Seoul SK Knights at Stadium 29. Still, Meralco will finish the tournament in fourth place despite a 1-4 record. The Bolts' only win was a dominant victory over Al Riyadi which ended up putting the team in the semifinals. Against South Korea's reigning league champions, Meralco used a furious third-quarter flurry to take the lead. However, as with their other losses in this tournament, the Bolts just failed to sustain the effort in the fourth period. Diamond Stone led Meralco with 32 points and 13 rebounds whil Allen Durham added 21 points. KG Canaleta fired five triples for 15 points. Dajuan Summers topscored the Knights with 26 points while four locals finished in double figures with Youngjun An dropping 17 markers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 2nd, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS CUP: Petrochimi eliminates Meralco in semis

Meralco's 2018 FIBA-Asia Champions Cup title bid is officially over. The Bolts missed out on the Finals Monday, losing to Iran's Petrochimi, 74-79, in the semifinals at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. In a close game, the Bolts just fell short in the fourth quarter anew as they now settle for a bronze-medal game following the loss. Allen Durham was a beast for Meralco, scoring 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute. Diamond Stone added 15 for the Bolts while Garvo Lanete was once again the team's top local, pouring 12 points. For Petrochimi, who will meet either Alvark Tokyo or the SK Knights in the Finals, Behnam Yakhchali fired 29 points to lead all scorers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 1st, 2018Related News

Meralco falls prey to Japan s Alvark in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

MANILA, Philippines – Meralco still couldn't crack the winning column in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.  Even with imports Allen Durham and Diamond Stone combining for 59 points, the Bolts absorbed a 73-84 loss to Japan's Alvark Tokyo at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Friday, September 28.  Durham chalked ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS CUP: Host Mono Vampire shuts down Meralco

Meralco's PBA woes have carried over to FIBA play. The Bolts dropped their first game of the 2018 FIBA-Asia Champions Cup Thursday, losing to Thailand's Mono Vampire, 92-100, at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi. Tied at 70 through three quarters, the Bolts just failed to sustain momentum in the fourth as Mono took over the game behind two super scorers. Marcus Keene fired a game-high 29 points for Mono Vampire while Mike Singletary added another 25, more than enough to torment the Bolts to start group play. Thailand's leading local scorer was Darongpan Apiromvilaichai with 13 points. The Bolts, who took over for the Beermen in the Champions Cup, played without Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge due to eligibility issues. Meralco also played without original second import Liam McMorrow who suffered an injury. The Bolts replaced him with Diamond Stone and Stone led the team against Mono with 23 points. Reigning two-time Governors' Cup Best Import Allen Durham had 20 points and 18 rebounds while Baser Amer dropped 18 for Meralco. The Bolts will look to bounce back Friday when they take on Japanese B.League champion Alvark Tokyo. The Scores Mono 100 - Keene 29, Singletary 25, Apiromvilaichai 13, Saengtong 11, Klahan 7, Chanthachon 6, Ananti 4, Suktub 3, Sunthonsiri 2. Meralco 92 - Stone 23, Durham 20, Amer 18, Hugnatan 13, Caram 8, Salva 5, Tolomia 3, Jamito 2, Atkins 0, Ballesteros 0, Canaleta 0, Lanete 0. Quarters: 21-28, 47-50, 70-70, 100-92.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 27th, 2018Related News

Meralco loses to Mono Vampire in Fiba Asia Champions Cup opener

Meralco bowed to host Mono Vampire Basketball Club, 100-92, in the opening day of the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Thursday at Stadium 29 in the Nonthaburi province of Thailand. After getting tied up at 70 heading into the fourth, Mono Vampire immediately took control of the game with an 8-0 run on Marcus Keene's three-pointer just 54 seconds into the period. Mono Vampire's early fourth quarter spurt was enough for the Thai club to put away the Bolts, who are representing the country in the club meet. Diamond Stone led the Bolts with 23 points and eight rebounds while Allen Durham had 20 points and 18 boards. Baser Amer also had a big game for the Bolts despite the loss with 1...Keep on reading: Meralco loses to Mono Vampire in Fiba Asia Champions Cup opener.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 27th, 2018Related News

Ben Mbala, Seoul rain 3s for Terrific 12 bronze

MACAU – Ben Mbala and the Seoul Thunders rained threes on their way to a bronze-medal finish in the Asia League Terrific 12. Korea's Thunders buried 18 treys en route to an emphatic 105-92 triumph over Japan's Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in their battle-for-third clash at the Studio City Event Center ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Ryukyu blows out Nagoya to enter Terrific 12 finals

Nagoya Diamond Dolphins vs Ryuku Golden Kings during The Asia League's 'The Terrific 12' Semi-final match at Studio City Event Center on 22 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

ASIA LEAGUE: Rematch clauses invoked in Terrific 12 semis

MACAU --- Rematch clauses have been invoked in the Asia League. The Terrific 12 semifinals is set and Saturday should have a pair of great games as four teams have business to settle amongst each other. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: Mbala, Thunders roar to the semis] The main 7:00 p.m. showdown at the Studio City Event Center here feature the CBA's Guangzhou Long Lions and the KBL's Seoul Samsung Thunders. Guangzhou and Seoul met in July's Super 8 Finals. The Long Lions won, , and are looking for a repeat this time around. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: PBA stint has helped Thunders' Lee Gwan Hee play well abroad] Or will the Thunders finally get their revenge? In the first game at 5:00 p.m., the Ryukyu Golden Kings take on the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in an all-Japan meet. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: Nagoya Diamond Dolphins complete semis cast] Both teams squared off the the first round of the previous B.League playoffs. Ryukyu and Nagoya split their two games and the Golden Kings won a 10-minute, overtime "Game 3" by five points, 17-12, to advance. All teams in the Terrific 12 Final Four enter the semis with undefeated records. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: Golden Kings handle Jefferson-less Flying Tigers] Guangzhou was the first to advance followed by Ryukyu and Seoul. Nagoya completed the cast by winning a do-or-die showdown against the Zhejiang Lions.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 21st, 2018Related News