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Monster Hunter: World to get Iceborne expansion in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Game developer Capcom announced Monday, December 10, that Monster Hunter: World (MHW) would be getting an expansion called Iceborne. The Iceborne expansion is set to be a story expansion set after the events of MHW, meaning it will require a base copy of MHW to play. During the ........»»

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Best design ever—a grateful heart

Believe it, happiness is a choice. In the case of Swatch's Thanksgiving-at-Christmas party, happiness isn't only a choice; it is also a design, in this case, by Gino Gonzales. And---happiness is by design, meaning you can design your happiness. For the dinner party last November 22, hosted by Virgie Ramos---the out-of-the-box thinker of retail---the Swatch display window lit up in fun, wacky and brilliant colors, and a phalanx of images. Motorists would slow down to glance at the eye-grabbing display of the Swatch building on Arnaiz Avenue, Makati. It was thanksgiving but it also heralded the start of the Christmas season---the Philippines has the longest Christmas celebr...Keep on reading: Best design ever—a grateful heart.....»»

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

WATCH: Filipino tweens and teens talk human rights

MANILA, Philippines – When the term 'human rights' is brought up, most assume that it's a heavy topic. It's seen as two words packed with meaning, touching on serious themes such as equality and social justice. The term has also been  maligned in recent years  by many of President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters, as ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Brian McKnight says Filipino wife is what makes him Filipino

      MANILA, Philippines --- American R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight has gotten personal and opened up about his Filipino wife during his concert in Manila. McKnight, who held a concert on December 4 at Solaire's The Theatre, couldn't believe that "a dirty low down dog like myself could find real true love." For the first time in his life, the singer said he realized how "songs have their true meaning and there's hope for everyone in the whole wide world." He said, this is mainly "because my wife is Filipina. Oh, you didn't know that? Now that makes me Filipino." McKnight, who tied the knot with Filipina doctor Leilani Mendoza in Decembe...Keep on reading: Brian McKnight says Filipino wife is what makes him Filipino.....»»

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

Brian McKnight proudly in love with Filipina wife

“And for the first time in my life, the songs have their true meaning and there's hope for everyone in the whole wide world. And it's because my wife is Filipina.".....»»

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

Chalk Exclusive: K-Pop Group The Boyz Proves Why They re Stan-Worthy

This 12-piece crew isn't here to play......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleDec 5th, 2018Related News

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Sen. Lacson s Manifestation on the Forthcoming Budget Deliberations:

December 3, 2018. This is a very quick manifestation regarding the forthcoming budget deliberations. We are in receipt of the tentative plenary schedule and I noticed that as proposed, we have to close the period of interpellation on Friday, Dec. 7, this Friday. There are 271 items on the agenda, meaning agencies… Source link link: Sen. Lacson's Manifestation on the Forthcoming Budget Deliberations:.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas Pilipinas absorbs shock upset from Kazakhstan

MANILA, Philippines --- Obviously, this is not the Asian Games. Kazakhstan scored a big-time upset Friday at the MOA Arena here, beating the Philippines, 92-88, in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Losing by 37 points to Gilas in Jakarta a couple of months back in the 2018 Asiad, Kazakhstan would frustrate the Filipinos on their home floor, making the Group F race all the more interesting. After Marcio Lassiter hit a triple to put the Philippines within two, 88-90, with 26 seconds to go, Rustam Yergali found Anton Bykov down low for a crucial layup, giving Kazakhstan a two-possession lead. With 12.7 seconds to work with, Gilas got LA Tenorio a wide-open three but the Ginebra playmaker missed. Bykov was fouled on the rebound but ended up missing two free throws as well but Kazakhstan's four-point lead was more than enough to hold on. With the shock win Kazakhstan win, Gilas Pilipinas is now tied with the red-hot Japan for third place in Group F with identical 5-4 records. Australia maintains pole position with an 8-1 mark after a win over Iran and the Boomers are through to the World Cup next year. Iran is second with a 6-3 record and will face the Philippines Monday in another crucial clash while Kazakhstan is fifth with a 4-5 mark with the Akatsuki Five up next in Toyama. Tied at 79 with 2:39 to go, Gilas took the lead after Tenorio buried a quick jumper of a timeout. However, it was quickly answered by Yergali with a triple for an 82-81 lead for Kazakhstan. Pringle pushed the Philippines ahead for the last time, 83-82, following a driving layup but Nikolay Bazhin scored four straight for Kazakhstan and the visitors took over for good. "Well of course we're disappointed," Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said. "But we still have one game on Monday and we can't feel too negative about ourselves. I think we can salvage the situation if we're able to play a good game against Iran and learn from this game, the lessons from this game," he added.   STAN THE MAN Stanley Pringle carried the Gilas offense for the first five minutes of the third period, at one point scoring seven straight for a 51-50 lead for the Philippines. Pringle would keep the national team afloat, cashing in on two unsportsmanlike fouls from Kazakhstan to give Gilas a three-point lead before he headed to the bench with a minute and change left in the quarter. In total, Pringle scored 14 points in the third but it was not enough as back-to-back triples from Alexandr Zhigulin and Shaim Kuanov pushed Kazakhstan ahead, 65-62.   WE'RE PLAYING DEFENSE It was a slow start for the two teams, with the defense forcing bad shots on both ends. However, Kazakhstan was getting enough to take a 7-2 lead early before the Gilas responded with a 9-0 run sparked by the San Miguel Beermen. Marcio Lassiter first found June Mar Fajardo for an easy layup before Fajardo returned the favor, setting up his shooter for a booming triple. The Philippines took its first lead of the game after a layup from Lassiter and Fajardo scored on a hook shot to complete the run, forcing Kazakhstan to call a timeout down 7-11. Come the second quarter, the Kazakhstan defense swarmed Gilas, forcing a couple of turnovers in the first minute alone. Anton Bykov cashed in twice, giving the visitors a 23-18 lead and forcing the Filipinos to burn an early timeout. Matthew Wright  would then make things happen for Gilas, and his play was good for eight points as the Philippines forced another tie at 26-all. Still, Kazakhstan would keep its cool and back-to-back triples from Rustam Murzagaliyev from pretty much the same spot capped a 9-2 run for a seven-point lead. The Philippines managed to take over late in the first half, 39-38, with Scottie Thompson and Stanley Pringle sparking a 9-0 blitz. However, Kazakhstan managed to beat the clock for a one-point lead at the break. Pringle was the high man for the Philippines with 29 points while June Mar Fajardo finished with a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double. Marcio Lassiter added 13 points for Gilas Pilipinas. For Kazakhstan, it was Alexandr Zhigulin that led the way with a game-high 30 points while Anton Bykov was good for 20. Rustam Murzagaliyev has 11 points and Rustam Yergali dropped 10 points. The Philippines will next host Iran Monday while Kazakhstan is off to Toyama to take on Japan.   The Scores: KAZAKHSTAN 92 -- Zhigulin 30, Bykov 20, Yergali 12, Murzagaliyev 11, Kuanov 8, Bazhin 7, Marchuk 4, Chsherbak 0, Lapchenko 0, Gavrilov 0. PHILIPPINES 88 -- Pringle 29, Fajardo 14, Lassiter 13, Tenorio 8, Norwood 7, Thompson 6, Wright 5, Aguilar 4, Erram 2, Cabagnot 0, Belga 0, Slaughter 0. Quarters: 17-18, 40-39, 65-62, 92-88.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

21st century teaching and learning

TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON Part 1 – Lower order thinking skills TWENTY-FIRST century teaching and learning has become a buzz word in academe. I searched the web for the meaning of 21st century knowledge and skills and values that learners should have. As expected, I found a host of advice. I looked up values, these being the… link: 21st century teaching and learning.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas going Stanley for KAZ; Stan vs IRI

Despite not yet giving a final 12-man lineup for the Philippines-Kazakhstan and Philippines-Iran FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, respectively, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says the team has made up their mind for their naturalized players. The fiery coach says the team was "90-percent" sure that they would be fielding in explosive guard Stanley Pringle of the NorthPort Batang Pier against Kazakhstan on Friday November 30th, where his scoring is expected to be a factor. Gilas will then be utilizing the services of San Miguel big man Christian Standhardinger to match up with the tall and phyisical Iran frontline on Monday, December 3rd.  Guiao also added that at this point, 10 players have been decided but the last two slots will be still be determined before the submission of the names to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Wednesday afternoon. He further explained that choosing among the most stacked roster the Philippines has seen in recent memory has been quite difficult. "We're trying to cover all the bases at this point. These are the games that will really matter. Importanteng laro na we will be judged, we will be defined by the games that we will play in the next few days," shared the national team coach. The penultimate full practice at the Meralco Gym before Gilas faces off against Kazakhstan was held Wednesday morning and was attended by 17 of the 19 players in the pool, namely Jayson Castro, Matthew Wright, Beau Belga, Scottie Thompson, Ricci Rivero, Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo, Poy Erram, and Arwind Santos. Also in attendance were Alex Cabagnot, Troy Rosario, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, and Pringle. Standhardinger (illness) and Kai Sotto (school) were not present. The final full practice for Gilas before the Kazakhstan tussle will be Thursday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena.  __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Palace commends Dureza for exemplifying morality in governance

      Malacaang on Wednesday commended former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza for taking full responsibility and issuing an apology for the misdeeds of his two subordinates. "We commend the former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process for taking full responsibility and issuing an apology under the principle of command responsibility for the transgressions committed by his two subordinates," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo said Dureza's resignation "has set a concrete example and put a true meaning to the value of delicadeza and morality in governance." "This is leadership by example," he...Keep on reading: Palace commends Dureza for exemplifying morality in governance.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 28th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong all praise for Filipino champions Vera, Folayang, and Team Lakay

For the fourth time in 2018, ONE Championship came to Manila and delivered another exciting night of martial arts action. ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, which was held last 23 November at the Mall of Asia Arena was another one for the books as the event saw two Filipino stars walk out with world championship belts. In the co-main event, Team Lakay star Eduard “Landslide” Folayang achieved history by becoming a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion with his win over Singapore’s Amir Khan. The main event saw the triumphant return of ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera as he smashed Italian challenger Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli in just 64 seconds to retain his title. It was one of the biggest nights in Filipino mixed martial arts, and ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong had nothing but praise for the night’s biggest winners. “Congratulations to Eduard Landslide Folayang on becoming the ONE Lightweight World Champion again! You inspire all of us with your courageous journey of overcoming adversity, defeating odds, and chasing dreams,” Sityodtong said on Facebook. Sityodtong has long been one of Folayang’s biggest believers, and was confident that the Filipino hero would reclaim his spot at the top of the division, even after losing to Martin Nguyen a year ago. “It was truly the best Eduard Folayang that I have seen in the almost 10 years we have known each other. You proved all of the doubters, haters, and naysayers wrong. I remember vividly how some idiot journalists were calling for your retirement exactly a year ago after you lost the belt,” Sityodtong continued. ONE Championship’s head honcho also had some kind words to say about Vera and Cerilli as well. “Congratulations to my bro Brandon Vera on another magnificent, flawless performance! Mauro Cerilli is a dangerous champion with monster KO power, and Brandon made it look easy.” “I was equally impressed by how gracious and humble you were to Mauro after your victory. I am proud to call you our ONE Heavyweight World Champion because you embody everything that is beautiful about martial arts,” he added. At the end of the night, the Philippines had control of five of ONE Championship’s eleven mixed martial arts world championships. Of those five, four were held by members of famed Benguet-based stable Team Lakay. Because of this dominance, Sityodtong went as far as calling the Filipino stable the best in the world. “I would also like to congratulate my good friend, Mark Sangiao, for building the greatest team in martial arts in the world! There is no question that Team Lakay is the #1 team in the world,” he proclaimed. “They have achieved so much on the world stage with so little. With a humble little gym in Baguio, Team Lakay has toppled some of the greatest teams and athletes in the world through its passion, tenacity, excellence, and humility.” “Thank you for showing the world that nothing is impossible and for exemplifying the true meaning of martial arts,” he concluded......»»

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

Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries

Keeping a good posture goes a long way in maintaining good health, including keeping your joints healthy, said Dr. Benjamin Tow, an orthopedic and spine surgeon at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. "Shoulder, back, neck and knees are very common problems because we are active people, we move our joints all the time. The joints can give us a lot of problems as we age, or as we become more active," Tow said. To ensure healthy joints as one ages, Tow advises training the body to maintain a good posture at all times, avoid chronic overloading---meaning, excess weight---that can lead to faster degeneration of the joints, and to always warm up before exercising. When in pain, stop...Keep on reading: Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries.....»»

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

Blasts won’t change Mayon alert status, says Phivolcs

LEGAZPI CITY --- Steam-driven eruptions were recorded on Mt. Mayon on Monday but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said this would not change the alert status hoisted over the volcano. In a telephone interview, Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director, said the phreatic explosions on Monday were triggered when groundwater underneath the volcano vent mixed with hot steam or pressure. Solidum said alert status on the volcano remained at Level 2, meaning it was at a moderate level of unrest. Crater glow He said an intense crater glow, among other parameters, should be observed before a change in the volcano's alert status would be considered. So f...Keep on reading: Blasts won’t change Mayon alert status, says Phivolcs.....»»

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

No more sand in the hourglass

If we want to measure our lives and loves, what would we use? Why do measures matter in making meaning? If your lover's declared peg for his or her love for you is the amount of sand in the entire planet, bite your nails. This is because sand won't be ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Should we still hail kingship?

In our modern (some would say post-modern, or even post-post-modern) world, when monarchy is mainly for ceremony, does the Feast of Christ the King still have meaning?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 24th, 2018Related News

Kim Porter’s family remember her as ‘a special angel’

NEW YORK --- The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special angel and we know she is watching over us." Porter, a former model and actress who was also the longtime former girlfriend of Sean "Diddy" Combs, died unexpectedly last week at age 47. Authorities haven't given a cause. "God broke the mold when he made Kim, there was truly no other woman like her. Although her time here on earth was far too short, she lived a life full of purpose and meaning. She was a loving mother and devoted friend. She was the epitome of kindness and grace. There wasn't a person she met ...Keep on reading: Kim Porter’s family remember her as ‘a special angel’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 24th, 2018Related News

‘No meaning’ in Palace displaying only Chinese flag during Xi visit, says Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines – The image of a lone Chinese flag in Malacañang had caught the attention of many, saying it was a breach in protocol, but for Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana there’s not much to it. “There is no meaning there, believe me. Malacañang thinks this is correct dahil ginawa nila ........»»

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