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Ex-soldier nabbed in QC buy-bust operation

A former soldier was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Friday morning.   Harison Sacay, 39, was caught by members of the Cubao Police Station drug enforcement unit led by Senior Insp. Ramon Acquiatan Jr. along 20th Avenue corner Aurora Blvd. in Barangay San Roque in Cubao around 2:45 a.m., according to a report to Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Quezon City Police District director.   Police said Sacay sold a sachet of "shabu" (crystal meth) to a policeman who posed as buyer.   Confiscated from Sacay were two sachets shabu, the P500 buy-bust money and a gold Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.   Sacay, a soldier for 10 years from Coronadal...Keep on reading: Ex-soldier nabbed in QC buy-bust operation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Life-size BB-8 replica costs a small Galactic Imperial ransom

"Star Wars" fans will have a chance to take home a full-scale figure of the lovable droid BB-8 if they have $3,950 (around P220,000) of spare cash lying around. Thisdoes not include shipping and taxes. Collectibles maker and distributor Sideshow recently opened pre-orders for a life-size re-creation of BB-8 from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi." At 37 inches tall, Sideshow created the BB-8 replica to look exactly the way it should from the movies. The orange and silver paint job even comes with weathering effects to reflect the droid's journey thus far in the galaxy far, far away. While this fiberglass replica won't be able to move around like the remot...Keep on reading: Life-size BB-8 replica costs a small Galactic Imperial ransom.....»»

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

US immigration agency abolition urged

MIAMI -- The separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents and guardians at the US-Mexico border has sparked international outrage and growing calls in the United States for the abolition of the immigration agency on the frontlines of the dispute. A loose but emerging coalition of politicians, activists….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2018Related News

6 minors arrested in QC operations

Six minors involved in separate cases of robbery, stabbing and violation of ordinances were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday.   A report reaching Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, said a minor who was accosted for urinating in a public place allegedly wounded a patrolling policeman.   Two minors involved in a P64,000 robbery were arrested in Barangay Ramon Magsaysay, Quezon City, on Tuesday night.   The QCPD said complainant, Rosario Rabina, was asleep in her house around 11 p.m. when one of the minors took Rabina's bag containing P40,000 in cash, jewelry worth of P12,000 and a Samsung Galaxy phone.   ...Keep on reading: 6 minors arrested in QC operations.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 29th, 2018Related News

Gabon s unique orange crocodiles intrigue scientists

LIBREVILLE, Gabon – The West African state of Gabon is famous for its biodiversity but in a galaxy of spectacular finds, one stands out: orange crocodiles. Scientists looking for traces of ancient human life stumbled upon the unusual reptiles decade ago as they searched in the gloom of isolated caves in ........»»

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be revealed August 9

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung has published an online video announcing the reveal date of its next Note phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: August 9. The video mostly shows close-ups of the Note's distinctive stylus, the S-Pen, in a new yellow color, before revealing the announcement date of August 9, ........»»

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

Samsung releases budget J6 for P13,990

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung followed up its midrange A6 series for 2018 with the less expensive Galaxy J6, a phone priced at P13,990 sporting a 5.6-inch HD display, an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a dual-sim configuration.  Samsung's official communiqué for the low-cost midranger/budget unit highlights its ........»»

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

Hope Solo says don t vote for US World Cup bid

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it should go to the United States, and that's hard to say." Concerns about the financial dealings of the United States Soccer Federation and the closed men's league system led Solo to that conclusion. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday's vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail. This is not an isolated eruption against U.S. Soccer. Solo has reason to be disgruntled. After 202 international appearances — a record for an American goalkeeper — Solo was fired over an outburst at the 2016 Olympics against the opposition and a series of off-the-field controversies. In an attempt to take control of the organization that ostracized her, Solo ran for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) presidency in February. There was a resounding verdict: Solo garnered only 1.4 percent of the vote to finish last out of five candidates. Solo still wants to be heard to try to secure equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women's team, and force Major League Soccer to open up the closed competition. Her gripes provide a counterpoint to the loyal championing of the American World Cup bid by David Beckham in a video released by MLS, where the former England captain is launching a team in Miami. That is only possible because Beckham secured a cut-price deal for an expansion franchise as part of his contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "That is not helping the sport in America," Solo said. "I want to see promotion-relegation in the NASL and the MLS. Right now it's true, you have rich ownership groups owning MLS teams and they're only getting richer and they're alienating everybody else. "A new ownership group can't just come in and purchase a team even though they have the financial security, even though they have the commitment. It's controlled by those single individuals at Soccer United Marketing, MLS in particular, (Commissioner) Don Garber." FIFA's statutes enshrine the principle of a system of promotion and relegation in domestic competitions to ensure participation "shall depend principally on sporting merit." The regulations then say that qualification can be subject to other criteria including "financial considerations." MLS stridently defended itself against Solo's criticism, saying team owners have invested more than $3 billion in stadium and training facilities to grow the sport because it's a closed league. "The structure that we have has given owners certainty to make that type of investment," MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott told the AP. "Had we had a system of promotion and relegation it would not have been possible to generate that level of investment from owners, local communities or private banks that help to fund some of these facilities." Solo also questioned Garber's role overseeing MLS and Soccer United Marketing, which is the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, while also sitting on the USSF board. "There are too many conflicts of interest that need to be addressed immediately," Solo said. Garber represents MLS on the U.S. Soccer board but recuses himself from discussions about the "sanctioning of other professional leagues in the U.S.," Abbott responded on behalf of the commissioner. Turning on the USSF, Solo said the organization lacks integrity and highlights the absence of an independent ethics committee, which FIFA has. She also filed a claim with the U.S. Olympic Committee, saying the USSF violates a law that offers protections for athletes, alleging improper conditions for soccer players. "If you're an Olympic sport, your national governing body, every NGB has an obligation to give resources and funds to all of its members, not just professional and amateur players or Paralympic team women's teams or youth teams," Solo said. "But what U.S. Soccer does is they give the money directly to the pro teams. So it's in violation of the Ted Stevens Act and I have a hearing in a couple weeks in front of the Olympic Committee. "I also met with Congress members recently. I went to Capitol Hill, met with Republicans and Democrats, and there's a lot of interest to make sure that U.S. Soccer is an organization that actually is run transparently, has integrity and is an open and honest national governing body." Up to 207 soccer federations will vote next Wednesday in Moscow on whether North America or Morocco should host the 2026 World Cup, or the bidding should be reopened by choosing "none of the above." In FIFA's inspections report, North America's bid, which includes Canada and Mexico as minority partners, scored 402 out of 500, while Morocco was marked 275 in part due to a lack of infrastructure. "Hopefully FIFA can stand up and step in and say, 'If we're going to reward you, let's look at everything and point out where you can fix certain things,'" Solo said. Her call for greater transparency from the USSF came after speaking at the London launch conference for the Foundation for Sports Integrity, which has one named official who would not disclose the source of funding for the group or who paid to hire lavish facilities at a Four Seasons hotel. "I want to put my faith and trust in people," Solo said. "Who's funding it? That's no different from the way a lot of organizations are run.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 8th, 2018Related News

Leaked video purports to reveal Samsung Galaxy Note 9 design

  New video and images, claimed to be factory leaks, along with speculations, are starting to offer a picture of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, believed to be set for an August reveal. So far, the exterior appears to be a clone of the Galaxy Note 8, while tech fans are analyzing the clues to figure out what will be found under the hood. A set of 3D renders of what is supposedly the new model were published Thursday on 91mobiles, along with a 360-degree video, confirming Bloomberg's report that the Note 9 "will look similar to last year's model." Almost a month ago, noted leakster @UniverseIce tweeted two images of devices side by side, one being the likely ...Keep on reading: Leaked video purports to reveal Samsung Galaxy Note 9 design.....»»

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

DOH: bring healthy foods to school

As classes reopened nationwide, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesdayreminded parents and guardians to prevent their young children from bringing unhealthy food to school......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2018Related News
Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 4th, 2018Related News

Bicol Prosecutors hold regional convention in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes — Bicol Prosecutors and Staff conducted the 8th Regional Convention at Amenia Beach Resort on April 25-26, 2018. The two-day activity focused on the theme: “Prosecutors as Guardians of Justice and Peace.” According to Atty. Mary Jane L. Zantua, Provincial Prosecutor, being chosen as this year’s host is both a challenge and privilege […].....»»

Source: Bicolperyodiko BicolperyodikoCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Mexico opens World Cup prep with scoreless draw vs Wales

By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Mexico opened its World Cup preparations with a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Rose Bowl on Monday night, but El Tri showed it has plenty more to offer in Russia than the score might indicate. Playing the first of three tuneup matches before its Group F opener against defending champion Germany on June 17 in Moscow, a rampant Mexican attack could not find a way to beat Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. However, Mexico was just as adept in keeping the Dragons under wraps. Wales took two shots and Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona did not have to make a save, getting some help when Hugo Ayala made a last-ditch tackle to keep Tom Lawrence from getting his try on goal in the 8th minute. Aside from that attempt and some early jitters in the opening few minutes, Mexico's defense settled in well in its first game without Nestor Araujo, who left the team Wednesday following a setback in his recovery from a knee injury. Araujo had been practically an automatic selection for coach Juan Carlos Osorio, and his absence was exacerbated by not having Diego Reyes of Porto FC and Hector Moreno of Real Sociedad available. Osorio expects both Reyes and Moreno to be healthy enough to play against Scotland in Mexico City on Saturday. "And I'm sure if they are in the starting line, we will improve the quality in many ways and I think we will have a very strong back line," Osorio said. Mexico, which will try to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since reaching the quarterfinals when it hosted the 1986 tournament, looks to be even more confident in its attacking prowess. Hennessey made eight saves, including sticking out his right foot to deny Mexico captain Hector Herrera's shot in the 56th minute from the edge of the 6-yard box. Hennessey also tipped Herrera's shot from outside the penalty box over the crossbar in the 40th minute and parried away Javier Aquino's attempt in the 22nd minute. "Mexico made us work for a clean sheet, they made us work hard," said Wales manager Ryan Giggs, praising the organization and tenacity of El Tri as much as its individual skill. Mexico took 17 shots and attempted 12 corners as it kept the pressure on a Welsh side mostly lacking in experience at the international level. "They've got a lot of quality, and what we've seen in the buildups with the videos is a team that likes to press," Giggs said. "When they lose the ball, get it back quickly, which puts you under pressure. It's very hard to keep the ball, so a very good team." The attack looks to be strengthened with the Los Angeles-based MLS trio of brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos representing the Galaxy, and Carlos Vela from expansion team Los Angeles FC. Jonathan dos Santos came on in the 61st minute, and Giovani dos Santos was a 69th-minute substitute. They finished out the game without any apparent limitations from hamstring injuries that have limited both brothers this season. Osorio set a Saturday deadline to prove their fitness and make the final roster. Vela, who did not play against Wales, should be called upon against Scotland. He has scored seven goals in 12 MLS games. All three could be especially valuable if South Korea or Sweden decide to emphasize defense and force Mexico to break them down. Though they were unable to score against Wales, Osorio believes Mexico showed it is ready for that challenge, provided it can improve its chemistry in the final third. "Any team that will drop off will present the same questions in how we are going to penetrate them, how we are going to get entries into the attacking third. It will be a major factor. It was a big challenge for us," Osorio said. "However, we penetrated them enough times to score and the goalkeeper rescued them.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2018Related News

Bixby 2.0 coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung is likely to debut the latest-generation version of its Bixby intelligent personal assistant in the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, landing before the end of the summer. It is then expected to roll out progressively to the brand's other compatible devices during the remainder of 2018 and into 2019, said a report by The Korea Herald. Presented to developers late in 2017, Bixby 2.0 is billed as an even more intelligent personal assistant that's above all capable of recognizing several speakers by their voices. The assistant promises faster, more accurate and more contextual responses, in a bid to catch up with Google Assistant. Google's tool sets the standard for Andro...Keep on reading: Bixby 2.0 coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 9.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 22nd, 2018Related News

AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0

Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research, said Thursday the upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9 will adopt an upgraded artificial intelligence platform, Bixby 2.0. To the question of the expected launch of Bixby 2.0, Lee told The Korea Herald that the upcoming flagship smartphone model in the second half of the year would feature the advanced Bixby platform, after a press conference to announce Samsung's vision for AI. According to his remarks, Bixby 2.0 will be upgraded with enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times. Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 in August, which will be one of the at...Keep on reading: AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0.....»»

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

Samsung Galaxy S9 has faster download speeds than the iPhone X – report

MANILA, Philippines – In an article published by Samsung on Tuesday, May 15, the Korean electronics company boasted its current flagships, the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus, were the “fastest phones ever." Citing a study from Ookla, the internet metrics analysis company behind SpeedTest, Samsung highlights that ........»»

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

CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop

MANILA, Philippines - While the public is now safe from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, they may not be entirely out of danger when it comes to other exploding phones, as made evident by surveillance footage that captures an alleged iPhone exploding in a repair shop. (READ:  ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 15th, 2018Related News

Damocles and Thanos

Today, 14 Justices of the Supreme Court, the Guardians of the Judiciary (not the Galaxy) will decide on the Quo Warranto case filed against their Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2018Related News

Stephen Hawking’s project in search of E.T. gets boost from new technology

One of the late Stephen Hawkings' last projects was the search for intelligent life beyond our planet through Breakthrough Listen. This search received a boost on May 7 when new equipment was installed on the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ("Parkes") in New South Wales, Australia. The upgrades to Parkes "multibeam receiver" allowed the telescope to scan a bigger portion of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a statement. Scans from Parkes actually began in 2016, but were limited to star samples within just a few light-years of Earth. Despite the limitation, Parkes' multi-beam receiver was still far more powerful than previous receivers used by Breakthrough Listen. Thanks to the...Keep on reading: Stephen Hawking’s project in search of E.T. gets boost from new technology.....»»

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

The changing patterns in casino and gambling

I was in Macau recently to look at the premises of Galaxy. Since there are different interpretations of what it is I feel obliged to give an eyewitness report......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2018Related News