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Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

NORTH PALM BEACH, Florida --- About 80 of Burt Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Reynolds' ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in North Palm Beach, Florida, a family spokeswoman, Cheryl Kagan, told The Associated Press. Reynolds died at age 82 on Sept. 6 at a hospital in Jupiter, Florida, and a death certificate issued Sept. 10 that was obtained by "Entertainment Tonight" said that he had already been cremated. Neither family nor officials have revealed a cause of death. Bobby Bowden, former longtime football coa...Keep on reading: Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 4 hr. 36 min. ago Related News

NBI sues Zambo mayor, 3 others for murder and arson

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday filed at the Department of Justice (DOJ) a complaint for murder and arson against a mayor in Zamboanga del Norte and three others for allegedly killing a man and burning his house in 2016.   The respondents in the case were Mayor Flora Villarosa of Siayan municipality, Barangay Poblacion chairman Josecor Gepolongca; Ernie Lumucso, the mayor's Villarosa's chief security aide; and Roy Balayong.   The four were accused in the murder of Restituto Lugo Sasuman on September 15, 2016 amid a land dispute.   The NBI-Death Investigation Division said the charges stemmed from the complaint of Sasuman's wife Teod...Keep on reading: NBI sues Zambo mayor, 3 others for murder and arson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

P14-M Worth Drugs Nabbed in Cebu

More than P14 million worth of drugs was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Cebu on September 14, 2018. The high-value targets were identified as Adel Villafuerte and Jasmine Villafuerte, husband and wife while operatives also arrested Ronnel Ylanan as an alleged associate. Operatives from Police Station 3 in Mandaue City conducted the buy-bust operation […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News18 hr. 36 min. ago Related News

WATCH: Catriona Gray gives send-off messages for Michele Gumabao, Eva Patalinjug

Michele is the Philippines’ representative to the Miss Globe 2018 beauty pageant in Albania in October 21, while Eva will vie for the country’s first Miss Grand International crown in Myanmar next month......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

SC affirms Imelda Marcos’ dollar salting acquittal

The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the acquittal of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos on her dollar salting case for illegally stowing away millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.   In a decision dated June 27 but only made public on Friday, the high court affirmed the 2008 acquittal of late President Ferdinand Marcos' wife from 32 counts of dollar-salting by Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. of the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC).   This was despite the existence of dollar accounts linked to Marcos foundations in Switzerland.   Pampilo earlier said the government failed to prove that Marcos and a deceased associate conspired no...Keep on reading: SC affirms Imelda Marcos’ dollar salting acquittal.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate

By Agence-France Presse A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father’s decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system. The conservative kingdom requires women to seek permission from male “guardians” — their fathers, husbands or other male […] The post Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2018Related News

Pateros vice mayor held for beating up wife

Pateros Vice Mayor Gerald German was arrested yesterday morning after he allegedly beat up his wife Wednesday night shortly after an argument......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Thunder GM says they won t rush Westbrook back

NBA.com staff report The Oklahoma City Thunder will open camp next week with former Kia MVP Russell Westbrook on the mend from the arthroscopic surgery he had on his left knee a little more than a week ago. As the Thunder hope for a solid season and deep playoff run in 2018-19, OKC general manager Sam Presti told reporters today the team will not rush Westbrook back into the lineup. Westbrook is scheduled to have his knee injury re-evaluated in a few more weeks, which Presti said the team is waiting for before deciding anything else about their star.   “We’d never push Russell or any player onto the floor. It was a pretty minor thing he had done. We’ll see how that re-evaluation goes," Presti said. Sam Presti says the team has never pushed a player to hit a specific date in recovering from injury, and won’t start now by rushing Russell Westbrook to be ready for game one. — Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 20, 2018 Presti on Russell Westbrook surgery/return: “We’d never push Russell or any player onto the floor. It was a pretty minor thing he had done. We’ll see how that reevaluation goes.” — Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) September 20, 2018 A re-evaluation of Westbrook's status four weeks since his surgery would be around Oct. 10. That would be six days away from OKC's regular-season opener at the Golden State Warriors. While the Thunder wait for Westbrook to recover from his injury, they received good news on another player coming back from injury. Guard Andre Roberson missed the final two months of the season and the 2018 playoffs with a ruptured patella tendon in his left knee. In July, the Thunder were hoping Roberson would be on track to return to training camp and that seems to be the pace Roberson is on. Roberson will go through parts of training camp, Presti said, and will participate in some non-contact drills. “We don’t think we’re going to be without him very long,” Presti said. However, it did not sound like Roberson will be ready to play on opening night. Presti added that Roberson is doing a lot more this week than he was a week ago and is through the hardest part of his recovery process. The 6-foot-7 Roberson was an All-Defense second-team selection in 2016-17. In 39 games last season, he averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Sam Presti says Andre Roberson will go through parts of training camp, primarily non-contact. “We don’t think we’re going to be without him very long,” Presti says. Doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready to go on opening night. — Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 20, 2018 Presti said Roberson is doing a lot more this week than he was last week and is through the hardest part of his recovery process. — Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) September 20, 2018 Overall, Presti said he expects both Roberson and Westbrook to be back in the early part of the season. And, in a bit of personal news, Presti announced he and his wife had twin girls last night. Sam Presti announces that he and his wife Shannon welcomed twin girls last night. Names are Millie and Elise, joining their three and a half year old, Nicholas. — Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 20, 2018 The Thunder were active in the offseason, parting ways with Carmelo Anthony in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks that netted them Dennis Schroder. Additionally, they re-signed All-Star swingman Paul George and defensive-minded forward Jerami Grant while also picking up Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Abdel Nader and Nerlens Noel in other transactions. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 20th, 2018Related News

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful “Process” for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement in the front office could be what the Sixers need to take the next step into Eastern Conference contention. Brand is ready to help lead the way. “I’m going to rely on my team,” Brand said. “Not just on the court, but the off-the-court team. I can’t keep saying it enough. In my opinion, we are one of the top groups in the NBA.” Brand was introduced Thursday at the Sixers complex as the new GM, and it was made clear the two-time All-Star will not yield the power to make the final decisions, but rather work in concert with coach Brett Brown and the rest of the front office. “The 76ers are on the cusp of something very special and the next 12 months are really important,” Brand said. “I think that’s why I was the leading candidate, to bring stability to the organization and this group that I know really well.” Brand had worked for the Sixers as vice president of operations and was the general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ G League affiliate. Sixers owner Josh Harris said Brand emerged from a list of at least 10 candidates as the right choice to steady a franchise rocked by Bryan Colangelo’s sudden departure. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. “I’ll lead with honesty, integrity,” Brand said. Brown had assumed interim GM duties but wanted no part of holding the job full time. But he will work as Brand’s partner in key decisions the franchise faces coming off a 52-win season. “Coach and I are aligned,” Brand said. “Teams that have won in the NBA, the GM, the coach have to get along. He’s going to have the players. But when it comes to trades, draft process, I’m running that. That’s what I’ve been hired for. Final say? Coach is going to have a voice in it.” Brand played in 1,058 career games over 18 seasons with the Bulls, the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas, Atlanta and two stints with the Sixers. He posted career averages of 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game. A two-time All-Star and the 2000 co-rookie of the year, Brand was also the recipient of the 2005-06 Joe Dumars Trophy, presented each season to the player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. “I think we’re at a new point in our team’s development into hopefully an NBA championship,” Harris said. “We need to be attracting talent here. Certainly, Elton’s image and who he is as a person were real positives. But leadership and managerial skills and the things you’ve got to do in the front office that aren’t just about image, he’s got those, too. But certainly, that was a huge positive.” Brand said it’s fair to question his inexperience as he skyrocketed through the organization from the G League to GM. But it’s a job he’s ready to handle. “I’ll take the hits,” he said. “When there’s decisions made on the basketball side, I’m taking the hits.” Alex Rucker was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations. Ned Cohen will remain assistant general manager and Marc Eversley will stay as senior vice president of player personnel. The Sixers beat Miami in the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated in the conference semifinals by Boston. Under Brown’s watch, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have blossomed into two of the top young players in the league. Embiid and Markelle Fultz were among the players who attended Brand’s press conference. The Sixers were stunned when an independent review found that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, operated four Twitter accounts. She admitted using private information to criticize the Sixers and rival colleagues. Brand, the fourth black GM in the NBA, is ready for the Sixers to put the offseason mess behind them and make a jump in the East. “This is a special team, an incredible opportunity, and we will lead a disciplined and determined path to building a championship organization,” he said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Pateros vice mayor arrested for beating wife

Pateros City Vice Mayor Gerald German was arrested on Thursday for assaulting his wife of 10 years. A report from the Southern Police District said the couple was brought to the Pateros Police Station at 5:50 a.m. after police received a complaint from German’s wife. Police Chief Inspector Jo-Ivan Balberona of Pateros City Police said [...] The post Pateros vice mayor arrested for beating wife appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Lanao board exec, wife, three others face drug charges

Lanao board exec, wife, three others face drug charges.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Bacolod’s water crisis, a set-up?

A FRIEND says his turn to wait for tap water from Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) is from one to two in the morning on odd days. His wife does the same on even days. To keep himself awake while water (oftentimes murky) drops into the bucket, he does his work on the computer. He […] The post Bacolod’s water crisis, a set-up? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

PDEA arrests narcopoliticians in Iligan city raid

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) bagged what it called the biggest narcopolticians to date here with the arrest of 3 incumbent politicians. Members of PDEA Region 10 and ARMM arrested Hussein Magandia, a Provincial Board Member of Lanao del Sur, his wife Norhainah ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Lean was a pro-poor leader who should be emulated: Pangilinan

September 19, 2018. “The line of fire is a place of honor,” according to Lean Alejandro. Lean was only 27 when killed on September 19, 1987. He left behind his wife, Lidy, and daughter, Rusan. A leader who was a driving force in the student movement, he continued work with progressive groups in the 80s.… link: Lean was a pro-poor leader who should be emulated: Pangilinan.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Politics eyed in slay of Surigao Sur mayor’s wife

Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro believes that his political rivals were involved in the killing of his wife on Saturday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas leaves for U.S. for title defense

MANILA, Philippines – Free of worries, Jerwin Ancajas and his team will fly to the US Wednesday night, September 19, to wrap up preparations for his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight title fight against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios set September 29 (September 30 in Manila). His wife and newborn baby girl safely at their ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Children buy back car dad sold to pay mom’s cancer treatment 17 years ago

Two siblings decided to give their father the surprise of his lifetime when they bought back the beloved Ford Mustang he sold over 17 years ago to pay for his wife's mounting cancer bills. For Jake and Jeni Ryan of San Antonio, Texas, all that is left of their father's Mustang are childhood memories of them zipping around town as they looked out of the car's window, until recently. Jake took to social media last Sept. 1 to share their story, writing that the car was very special to their dad, Wesley. "Did something last night to surprise the old man. If you knew my dad back in the day inhis [heydey], you knew this car and knew how much it meant to him." wrote Jake on Faceboo...Keep on reading: Children buy back car dad sold to pay mom’s cancer treatment 17 years ago.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday. "The Benioffs are purchasing TIME personally and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce.com, where Mr. Benioff is Chairman, co-CEO and founder," according to a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Wife of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro shot dead

MANILA, Philippines – The wife of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro was shot dead Saturday evening, September 15, at the city's baywalk by a lone gunman who fled on a motorcycle. According to a report by the website Politiko Mindanao , Police Chief Supt. Gilberto Cruz, director of Police Regional Office ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Co-founder of cloud-computing firm Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million

Washington --- Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced Sunday. Meredith announced that it was selling Time magazine for $190 million in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this year. The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce.com, where Benioff is chairman and co-CEO and co-founder. The announcement by Meredith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions a...Keep on reading: Co-founder of cloud-computing firm Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 17th, 2018Related News