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A mystical place where the leaves ‘talk’

During Holy Week, there are several mystical and holy places in the Philippines people go to. The most popular, at least for Luzon residents, are Mt. Banahaw and Mt. San Cristobal in Dolores, Quezon. As many as 500,000 used to flock to the mountain during Lent, leaving tons of garbage. To save the sacred mountain from total destruction, the government closed it to the public and regulated the entry of large groups of people. Other well-known places of religious worship and contemplation include Quiapo Church, home of the Black Nazarene; the shrines of St. Padre Pio in Libis, Quezon City and Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Manaoag Church in Pangasinan; and Siquijor Island near Dumaguete in th...Keep on reading: A mystical place where the leaves ‘talk’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 26th, 2018Related News

Lone dog: No. 11 Loyola joins list of regulars at Final Four

By Eddie Pells, Associated Press Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere. Though the 2018 NCAA Tournament produced the biggest upset in the history of the event along with a seemingly endless string of wild finishes and unexpected results, the Final Four will look very much like it has over the last handful of seasons. In one of next Saturday's semifinals, it's a barnburner of a matchup between top-seeded programs with rich histories: Villanova vs. Kansas. In what will quickly become known as the "other" semifinal, it's an upstart vs. another school that knows this road: No. 11 Loyola-Chicago vs. No. 3 Michigan . Remarkable as Loyola's run — and this tournament — have been, this marks the fifth time over the last six seasons that three teams seeded 1 through 4 have been joined by another seeded 7 or higher. The four previous times, the underdog has bowed out in the semifinal. "Why not us?" Ramblers coach Porter Moser said, repeating his team's oft-used mantra this month — one he hopes can lead to yet another history making upset. "You have to have high-character guys that believe to truly do that." The teams will have trouble topping the show Kansas and Duke put on Sunday with the last spot in San Antonio up for grabs. The Jayhawks topped the Blue Devils 85-81 in overtime to send Kansas back to the site of its last national title, in 2008. The Kansas-Villanova matchup is sure to re-ignite calls for some form of reseeding heading into the Final Four. The winner between the top seeds will almost certainly be favored in the final. This year's most-notable underdog — outside of Maryland-Baltimore County, which beat Virginia in the tournament's first week to pull off the first 16 vs. 1 upset — is Loyola-Chicago. Urged on by their 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the Ramblers are the fourth 11th seed to make college basketball's final weekend — joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). A look at some of the history behind these Final Four teams: LOYOLA-CHICAGO: It's not totally accurate to say the Ramblers are from nowhere. This program won the title in 1963 in one of the most significant championship runs in the sport's history — including a game known as the "Game of Change." The Ramblers, with a mostly black roster, defeated an all-white team from Mississippi State, which served as prelude to the better-known title game in which Texas Western and its all-black starting lineup defeated Kentucky. Loyola went on to beat Cincinnati in overtime for the title. After the win Saturday, Les Hunter, a member of the 1963 team, said the Ramblers are capable of bringing home another championship. "I think they're the best right now," Hunter said. "They work so well together. They can play with anybody — anybody — right now." MICHIGAN: All the freshmen dominating today's game should pay homage to the Fab Five — the group of five freshmen, including Jalen Rose and Chris Webber, who made baggy shorts the rage and took the Wolverines to the Final Four in 1992. This year's Wolverines were a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team in early February, after a loss at Northwestern dropped them to 8-5 in the conference. They haven't lost since, and their 13-game winning streak is second in the country only to the Ramblers, who have won 14 straight. "We don't get caught up in the win streak that we're on," guard Charles Matthews said. "We didn't even know we were on a 13-game win streak." VILLANOVA: Juniors Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges were there for Villanova's national title two years ago. They are the team's leading scorers. The Wildcats haven't been seriously pushed yet in the tournament, winning every game by double-digits and paying no mind to the upsets that have busted brackets for the past two weeks. The key to all this success? "At this point, you don't really try to figure out why," coach Jay Wright said. "You're kind of saying, 'Why us,' you know, and just soaking it in." KANSAS: Since winning it all in 2008, the Jayhawks had been seeded No. 1 five times and failed to make the Final Four any of those times. If Grayson Allen's shot at the buzzer in regulation hadn't gone in and out — twice — this might have marked No. 6. But Malik Newman scored all 13 of Kansas' points in overtime to help the Jayhawks top Duke. "There's a lot of players out there who deserve the best of the best," Jayhawks coach Bill Self said. "They get to experience the very best there is. I'm happy for them.".....»»

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

No Bull: Buffalo pulls off big upset, knocks off Arizona

Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday (Friday, PHL time): ___ EAST REGION ALABAMA 86, VIRGINIA TECH 83 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama over Virginia Tech for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years. John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a sluggish opening half and finished with 20 points while shooting 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Sexton found a rhythm in the second half, including a handful of big shots over the final five minutes to give the Crimson Tide a bit of breathing room in a game that featured 10 lead changes, with no team ever being up by more than seven points. Justin Robinson scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Hokies (21-12). FLORIDA 77, ST. BONAVENTURE 62 DALLAS (AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 20 points and Florida eased past St. Bonaventure, ending the Bonnies' postseason run two days after their first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years. Jalen Hudson scored 16 points and Chris Chiozza had 11 assists for the sixth-seeded Gators (21-12), who have reached the Elite Eight the past five times they've been in the tournament. A whirlwind week finally caught up with the Bonnies (26-8), who finished at 35 percent shooting but were in the 20s when the outcome was in doubt. Courtney Stockard led St. Bonaventure with 14 points after scoring 26 in a win over UCLA in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday. VILLANOVA 87, RADFORD 61 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and top-seeded Villanova hit 14 3-pointers to rout Radford. The Wildcats (31-4) played to near-perfection for the first 30 minutes and led 44-23 at halftime. The Highlanders (23-13) posed no threat at becoming the first 16 seed to ever knock off a No. 1 in the tournament. TEXAS TECH 70, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 60 DALLAS (AP) — Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech ended the game on a 13-2 run. Evans' layup with 3:58 left put the Big 12 runner-up Red Raiders (25-9) ahead to stay. Texas Tech will next play the winner of the Florida-St. Bonaventure game. SFA (28-7), the Southland Conference tournament champion, led by eight early in the second half. ___ SOUTH REGION BUFFALO 89, ARIZONA 68 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona. The smaller Bulls (27-8) used their quickness to zip around the Wildcats (27-8), scoring at the rim and on kickout 3-pointers. Defensively, Buffalo neutralized Arizona's size inside by collapsing on the paint, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the perimeter. Arizona went 2 for 18 from beyond the 3-point arc, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30. CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona's defense at a 55-percent clip for the program's first NCAA Tournament win. TENNESSEE 73, WRIGHT STATE 47 DALLAS (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as third-seeded Tennessee advanced to the second round by overwhelming Wright State. Lamonte Turner had 19 points and a career-high nine assists for the Volunteers (26-8), SEC co-champions in the regular season after being picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league. They'll next play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday. Wright State (25-10) was the Horizon League tournament champ. KENTUCKY 78, DAVIDSON 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kentucky didn't make a 3-point for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson. Fifth-seeded Kentucky (25-10) went 0 for 6 from behind arc after hitting a 3 in a nation-best streak of 1,047 games. Kevin Knox scored 25 for Kentucky, which next plays the Arizona-Buffalo winner. Davidson (21-12) made 11 3-pointers, led by six from Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who finished with 21 points. LOYOLA-CHICAGO 64, MIAMI 62 DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1985. Ingram's long shot came from well above the key. The 11th-seeded Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team. Loyola was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The buzzer sounded as Ingram's shot went in, but officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock. A desperation pass by Miami (22-10) bounced away harmlessly. ___ MIDWEST REGION KANSAS 76, PENN 60 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team. Lagerald Vick added 14 points for the Jayhawks (28-7), who trailed the Ivy League champs 21-11 with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Kansas advanced to play Seton Hall. A.J. Brodeur had 14 points to lead the Quakers (24-9). DUKE 89, IONA 67 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA Tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled. The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year made 10 of 14 shots in 32 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds. Grayson Allen scored 16 points as the second-seeded Blue Devils (27-7) powered past 15th-seeded Iona (26-7). Duke will next play Rhode Island. RHODE ISLAND 83, OKLAHOMA 78, OT PITTSBURGH (AP) — E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Rhode Island topped dynamic scorer Trae Young and the Sooners. The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and will play Duke on Saturday. Young scored 28 points on 9-for-18 shooting with six turnovers. The freshman scored 13 straight points for Oklahoma (18-14) late in regulation and made two free throws to open OT. SETON HALL 94, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 83 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall won a foul-filled first-round matchup. Myles Powell added 19 points and Angel Delgado scored 13 for the Pirates (22-11), who led the entire way a year after a late meltdown cost them against Arkansas. Allerik Freeman hit six 3-pointers and had 36 points to lead No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-12). The only thing that slowed down the high-scoring, up-and-down matchup was the whistles. The teams combined for 53 fouls. ___ WEST REGION MICHIGAN 61, MONTANA 47 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Charles Matthews had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down on defense and the third-seeded Wolverines beat Montana in a plodding game. Michigan (29-7) trailed by 10 in the opening minutes, struggled to get into rhythm until late in the first half, and never really went on a big run to seize control of the game. Instead, coach John Beilein's team methodically drew away over a long period of the second half when No. 14 seed Montana (25-8) failed to score. Michael Oguine and Ahmaad Rorie scored 15 points apiece to lead the Grizzlies. GONZAGA 68, UNC GREENSBORO 64 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left to help Gonzaga escape a major scare. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (31-4) trailed 64-62 with 1:48 left after squandering a 12-point lead they took early in the second half. Gonzaga, in its 20th straight NCAA tournament, won its first game of March Madness for the 10th year in a row. UNC Greensboro (27-8) was the Southern Conference champ. OHIO STATE 81, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt to lift Ohio State. The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (25-8) built a 13-point lead by reeling off 16 straight points midway through the second half. Ohio State advanced to play Gonzaga. The teams met in November and the Zags romped 86-59. Mike Daum scored 27 points for 12th-seeded South Dakota State (28-7). HOUSTON 67, SAN DIEGO STATE 65 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rob Gray scored 39 points, including a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left that lifted sixth-seeded Houston. Trey Kell's off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good for 11th-seeded San Diego State (22-11). Houston (27-7) posted its first tournament win since 1984......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 16th, 2018Related News

Cranberries to release album despite lead singer’s death

NEW YORK — Irish rockers The Cranberries said Wednesday they would go ahead with a new album despite the sudden death of singer Dolores O’Riordan in January. The surviving three members of The Cranberries said that O’Riordan had already recorded vocals for a new album, which the band now hopes to finish and release in […] The post Cranberries to release album despite lead singer’s death appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2018Related News

Fire destroys 35-ha of grassland in Quezon mountain

LUCENA CITY--A forest fire destroyed more than 35 hectares of grassland atop Mount Masalukot in Candelaria town in Quezon provinceon Tuesday, an official of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. Fire Insp. Jonathan Malundas, chief of the Candelaria fire station, said that according to the village chieftain of Barangay Masalukot 3, the forest fire stopped spreading beforemidnightTuesday. "There were drizzles last night that helped put out the blaze," Malundas said in a phone interview. The forest fire that razed a "cogonan" area started early afternoon from the boundary of Dolores and Candelaria towns. Senior Fire Officer 1 Susana Pedernal, Dolores fire station chief, said str...Keep on reading: Fire destroys 35-ha of grassland in Quezon mountain.....»»

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

Bandmates, family attend funeral of Cranberries singer

LONDON — Hundreds of mourners gathered in Dolores O'Riordan's Irish hometown yesterday for the funeral of the Cranberries singer, who died last week at the a.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2018Related News

Ebe Dancel honors The Cranberries Dolores O Riordan

MANILA, Philippines — During a recent concert in Pasig City, Filipino rock icon Ebe Dancel paid tribute to The Cranberries' vocalist Dolores O'Riordan by sin.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O Riordan

LONDON, United Kingdom – Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday, January 21, to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London last Monday, local media reported. O'Riordan's mother, as well as her 5 brothers and sister, accompanied the coffin holding her ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Dolores O’Riordan rest in peace

The time was more than 20 years ago. The title of the song was Linger. It was by a new group who called themselves The Cranberries......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Late Cranberries singer Dolores O Riordan to be buried on Tuesday

LONDON, United Kingdom – The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London this week, will take place near Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday, the church where she will be buried said Friday, January 19. "The Funeral Mass for the late Dolores O'Riordan... former member of the Cranberries will ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Sweet dreams, Dolores O’Riordan

People deal with grief in different ways, and despite what many believe, grief that stems from celebrity deaths is no less difficult. Many of us music fans have scarcely moved on from the loss of the likes of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and SHINee's Kim Jonghyun, and now, the new year greets us with a new name on the list of late greats.   News of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's death hit us hard last Monday. All we know at this time is that she had been in London with her bandmates for a short recording session, and that her body was discovered at a hotel, the cause of death yet unknown but not suspicious.   Sure, ...Keep on reading: Sweet dreams, Dolores O’Riordan.....»»

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

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The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. #BeFullyInformed entertainment.mb.com.ph Source link: entertainment.mb.com.ph.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 17th, 2018Related News

Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious: police

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s mostThe post Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious: police appeared first on DZRH News......»»

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Constitution amendments, Mayon Volcano, The Cranberries | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: House sub-committee wants limited protection for free speech . Albay under state of calamity due to Mayon Volcano . Calida insists government not providing tokhang documents to SC . OFW bank to open on January 18 . The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies, aged 46. .....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Dolores O Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46

LONDON — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday a.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 16th, 2018Related News

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

LONDON: Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said. “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated,” Lindsey Holmes said in a statement. “The lead singer…was in London for a short [...] The post The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Fans, musicians mourn untimely death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, the unmistakable force behind the ethereal hit "Linger" and the fiercely political "Zombie" passed away on Monday, Jan. 15 in London. The band catapulted to the 1990s alt-rock scene from the recesses of Limerick, Ireland, making pixie-haired O'Riordan's feisty yodeling and Celtic-influenced singing a familiar soundtrack to many Gen-Xers' youth. These mournful fans, along with the band's fellow musicians and other personalities, poured out their sentiments through posts in social media. The band announced the demise of O'Riordan in its official Facebook and Twitter pages, where flocks of fans wrote back.   Other fans w...Keep on reading: Fans, musicians mourn untimely death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2018Related News

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly at 46

A spokesman said police were continuing inquiries into her death, which was being treated as 'unexplained'......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 16th, 2018Related News

The Cranberries singer Dolores O Riordan passes away aged 46

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on January 15 (January 16, Philippine time) aged 46, her publicist said. "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated," Lindsey Holmes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Bulgarian arrested for ATM skimming

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines  —  A 37-year-old Bulgarian man was arrested in Barangay Dolores in this city on Wednesday night for automated teller mac.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2018Related News