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Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a fatal car crash in Florida, court records show. Palm Beach County court records show that the case was closed Friday. Terms of the agreement between Williams and the estate of Jerome Barson, 78, weren't included in the documents. Palm Beach Gardens police previously cleared both Williams and Barson's wife, Linda, in the June 9, 2017 crash that fatally injured Barson. A police report said an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off Williams as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, setting off a chain of events that ended with a sedan driven by Linda Barson, 68, slamming into the passenger side of Williams' SUV. Jerome Barson died 13 days after the crash, and his wife suffered a broken arm and other injuries. Williams, 38, was not hurt. Officer David Dowling, the lead investigator, said in his report that video from a nearby security camera shows Williams legally entered the intersection from a road exiting her gated neighborhood on a green light. As she started to cross, a dark sedan cut her off, forcing her to stop. When the sedan cleared her path, Williams began moving forward in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia, but that put her in the path of the Barsons, who now had the green light. The Barsons' 2016 Hyundai Accent hit Williams' SUV at 40 mph (65 kph). Dowling said in his report that state law required Williams to exit the intersection and that even though Linda Barson had the green light she was obligated to make sure the intersection was clear. Williams has career on-court earnings of about $40 million, her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods. She also owns a small percentage of the Miami Dolphins. Attorneys for Williams and the Barsons didn't immediately return messages seeking comment......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports7 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

Emergency ceremony

TThis is a case involving marriage in “articulo mortis” where one of the parties is at the point of death, after living as husband and wife without being legally married yet......»»

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Death Toll from California Wildfires Rises to 77

The US authorities have recovered the remains of one person killed in California’s massive wildfires, which brings the death toll from the blaze to 77, Sheriff of California’s Butte County Kory Honea said on Monday. “One human remain was located today in the area of Butte Creek Canyon, outside. This brings the total number of […].....»»

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Vice no longer hiding ‘friendship’ with Calvin: We’re happy with what we have

What's wrong with that?" asked comedian-TV host Vice Ganda when sought for comment about his closeness to basketball player Calvin Abueva. Vice, however, was careful not to call this anything other than friendship. "We're not exclusively dating. I'm not that clingy. I don't mind sharing him with other friends. Friendship is love," he pointed out. "Calvin is the only guy who is proud to be friends with me," Vice told reporters on Saturday at the opening of the flagship store of his Vice Cosmetics at Market! Market! in Taguig City. "This is why I'm more open to talking about him publicly. I was proud of my 'other' [guy] friends, too, but I tried to protect them from public scr...Keep on reading: Vice no longer hiding ‘friendship’ with Calvin: We’re happy with what we have.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 15 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018

NEW YORK---I heard last month, from the fictionist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, that the writer Alberto Florentino had passed away in late September. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, complicated by the fact that he had had Alzheimer's for some time. At the time of his death, Bert had been living with his wife, Eva, in Portland, Oregon, where they had moved from New York about a decade ago, to be closer to their daughter Lisa and her family. I knew of Bert before I met him in New York. He had made a name for himself by winning a Palanca award for his play The World Is an Apple, when he was all of twenty-three years of age. Significantly, Bert had also been the publishe...Keep on reading: Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 15 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Archers, Tamaraws in game of death

Archers, Tamaraws in game of death.....»»

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Petron stays unscathed, extends win streak to six

Petron tightened its grip of the top spot in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Blaze Spikers made short work of struggling Sta. Lucia, 25-9, 25-12, 25-6,  to remain on top of the heap. Mika Reyes finished with a game-high 11 points, including five aces while Ging Balse-Pabayo added 10 markers for the Blaze Spikers, who captured their sixth win in as many games. Petron had a dominant performance as it registered twice as much Sta. Lucia’s attacks (37-15) and blocks (5-0) while capitalizing on the Lady Realtors’ poor reception with 12 aces. Meanwhile, veteran Mina Aganon re-asserted her dominance as she towed the Tornadoes back to the winning track after dominating Cocolife, 25-23, 26-28, 25-21, 25-19. The Tornadoes moved to solo second spot with a 5-1 win-loss card. Foton coach Aaron Valdez said their previous loss to F2 Logistics fueled them to work harder and regain their bearings. “I think our loss to F2 Logistics made us better as a team,” said Velez, who took the helm from Rommel Abella in the off-season. “Despite the loss, the team still radiated positive energy and I did not look at it (loss) as a setback.” He added that it was a wakeup call that gave them a chance to identify their weaknesses, especially now that towering Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat are seeing action in the prestigious V. Premier League in Japan. “It served as a wake up call for the team for us to improve on our weaknesses,” he added. “I’m happy that my players responded although they were hesitant at first, it’s normal, but I’m really glad that they exerted effort rather than nothing.” Carla Sandoval also had 18 points while playmaker Gyzelle Sy registered 24 excellent sets for Foton in a match that lasted for two hours and 15 minutes. Filipino-American spiker Kalei Mau led the way with 21 points, 16 digs and six excellent receptions for the Asset Managers, who absorbed their fifth loss in six matches. In the night cap, Cignal walloped its sister-team Smart, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, for a 4-3 slate. Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat registered 15 points each and combined for 24 of the HD Spikers' 41 attack points. The Giga Hitters dropped to 2-4 mark......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

With arrival of legends in ONE Championship, rest of the field must shape up — Team Lakay

PART of ONE Championship since its inception early this decade, Team Lakay has seen the organization grow by leaps and bounds across the board. And now that Asia’s largest sports media property has further upped its stock with the arrival of high-profile athletes from other groups, the champion Baguio-based gym, too, welcomes the development and is very happy and excited about it......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 20th, 2018Related News

Kin say 4 slain persons not terrorists but gov’t employees

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 Nov.) – Relatives of four persons who were found dead on Monday in separate areas in Region 12 refuted claims by the police that they were terrorists and demanded a thorough investigation on their death. Anwar Emblawa, administrative officer of the local government of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao  identified the slain individuals as […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2018Related News

Maja Salvador’s wish? A ‘healthy and happy love life’

Maja Salvador has made known her most ardent wish in life: a healthy and happy love life. She revealed this while on a tour of Taiwan. In an Instagram post on Nov. 18, the actress shared a snapshot of a message written on a Chinese sky lantern while she looked at it with a smile. The message read, "healthy & happy love life." Salvador then added on the caption, "Mag wiwish ka na Lang... itodo mo na!" (If you're going to make a wish, might as well make it big!) Taiwan's Shifen Old Street is a famed tourist destination because of its sky lanterns. Visitors may write their wishes on one of the lanterns before they are released into the sky. The "To Love Somebody" ...Keep on reading: Maja Salvador’s wish? A ‘healthy and happy love life’.....»»

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

Man guilty of girlfriend s rape at rave facing life in prison

A man facing life in prison for the rape of his girlfriend at a rave in Paarl said he had taken drugs for the first time on the night of her death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2018Related News

Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers out there," Pacquiao said of Broner, who attended the news conference in slightly different garb: torn jeans adorned with spangles, a T-shirt and black jacket. "Adrien Broner is a high-caliber fighter. "I have no problem to fight at 140 (pounds), it's my natural weight. I can't say I am avoiding (opponents), that is not my style. I am willing to find other fighters to fight, too, I am available to fight at 140, 147. It is 147 for this fight." Pacquiao will be 40 when he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to take on the 29-year-old Broner. It will be the Filipino's 70th fight in a career that began in 1995 and has included titles in weight classes from flyweight to welterweight. He hasn't fought in the United States in two years. Referred to by his followers as Senator Manny, Pacquiao won and then lost the WBO welterweight crown following his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather in a May 2015 megafight. In July, he knocked out Lucas Matthysse for the WBA title, Pacquiao's first KO victory since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the final round. His government role will be placed aside, Pacquiao claims, while he prepares for Broner. "My opponent is fast, good, and I have to work hard and train hard so the people will be happy on Jan. 19 when we give them a good fight," said Pacquiao, who flashed a mischievous smile when asked if another encounter with the currently retired Mayweather might be in the future. "I am fighting Adrien Broner," Pacquiao said, adding he was with Mayweather in Japan and mentioned that he, not Mayweather, owned a belt, so "you come challenge me." Broner views this as his chance to "become a legend." As he strutted around the stage, his words at first were respectful toward Pacquiao, whom Broner "dreamed of fighting when I was a kid." Soon, though, Broner was back to being Broner, the boastful, say-anything-character who likes talking trash as much as throwing leather. "He ain't fighting Floyd, he's fighting me," Broner said. "He's gotta get past me first. "Of course, things he's done in the game are unbelievable. I know Jan. 19 I gotta be at the top of my game. I'm gonna (mess) him up." Broner, from Cincinnati, is 33-3-1 with 24 knockouts. But he didn't win either of his most recent fights, losing a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia, who won his 36th straight, in July last year, and then drawing with Jessie Vargas. Which means recent results indicate neither he nor Pacquiao is in his prime or close to it. Still, they are big enough names for Showtime to put the fight on pay-per-view television. Both men were asked if they are elite boxers now. Neither flinched in answering. "Yes, of course," Pacquiao insisted. "I want to fight the greatest opponents in the world and one of them is Adrien Broner. I can fight anybody." Broner shook his head and smirked when queried on his skill level these days. "I'm gonna do me; he's gotta worry about what I do," Broner said. "I know what he can do. "I got three losses, he's got (seven). He's been knocked out; we know he can go to sleep. I got the stuff to do it. I'll hit the jackpot overnight.".....»»

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

Pacquiao vs. Broner officially set for January 19th

It's official.  Eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will be making his way back into the squared-circle next January.  Pacquiao, who will be 40 years old by fight night, will be defending his title against former four-division world champion Adrien Broner on January 19th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  The welterweight title bout will be Pacquiao's return to the US after a two-year absence.         View this post on Instagram                   PACQUIAO vs BRONER January 19 | Showtime PPV #PacquiaoBroner A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Nov 19, 2018 at 11:14am PST "I just want to prove that I’m still in boxing, Manny Pacquiao is still in boxing, and my career is just continuing, my journey in boxing is continuing," Pacquiao said during the officiall press conference in New York, early Tuesday morning, Manila time. "I just want to entertain people and to give a good show on January 19." When asked why he chose Broner as his first challenger, Pacquiao said that he believes it would be a good fight for the fans.  "I chose Adrien Broner because I believe we can have a good fight and we can entertain fans. Adrien Broner is a calibre fighter, he is a good fighter and we cannot underestimate him. Everyone knows about Adrien Broner,"  Broner was significantly more animated on the microphone, as he addressed the fight and had some pretty interesting words for Pacquiao as well.  "I’m happy, there’s a lot of people who wanted this fight, and God blessed me to get it, I’m just the chosen one." "It’s gonna be a hell of a fight. All bullsh*t aside, I’m not just coming here to pick up a check. F*ck the money. I know when I win this fight, there’s more money to come, and y’all [gave me] a chance to make a hundred million. Y’all got me f*cked up if you think I’m going to lose to Manny Pacquiao," he added.  The Pacquiao-Broner welterweight clash will be the main event of a Showtime PPV card. .....»»

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

Three is a company

My favorite television series in the past was “Three Is a Company,” a happy take-off from “Three Is a Crowd.” It was entertaining and wholesome, what with good natured funny quips and mishaps......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Retired soldier gunned down in Pagadian City

PAGADIAN CITY --- A newly-retired member of the Philippine Army was shot to death by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen at Purok Bethlehem, Barangay Banale, Pagadian City Monday afternoon. Supt. Alvin Saguban, chief of the Pagadian City Police Station, identified the retired soldier as Mario Fernando Piga, 55 years old and resident of the said barangay and currently an ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) instructor of Josefina H. Cerilles State College, this city. Saguban said Piga was washing plates outside his house a few meters from the main gate when two unidentified gunmen arrived from behind and shot him using short firearms. Piga had several gunshot wounds and was ...Keep on reading: Retired soldier gunned down in Pagadian City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Filipinos among thousands who lost homes in California fire

LOS ANGELES -- The Camp Fire in Northern California became the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in a century, burning through 141,000 acres and leaving about 9,700 homes destroyed as of Friday, Nov. 16. Filipino families were among the people who lost their homes. As of Friday, more than 600 people were reported missing as the death toll rose to 63, making it also the deadliest and most destructive in state's history, according to various sources. In the now consumed wood town of Paradise and the half- scorched town of Magalia, a close-knit community of roughly 30 Filipino families are now without homes and face challenges of finding new places to stay and figuring out what their...Keep on reading: Filipinos among thousands who lost homes in California fire.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Camila Cabello now OK with other Fifth Harmony girls

Two years after her controversial exit from the pop group Fifth Harmony, singer Camila Cabello said she feels that things between her and the rest of the girls---Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Ally Brooke---"are all good now." In an interview with Marie Claire, Camila recalled bumping into Normani at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year and exchanging a few words. "We mutually came up to each other. I told her, 'I just want you to know, I hope we can all move on from everything. I'm genuinely happy for the other girls, and I hope you tell them I wish you the best.' And she was like, 'I'm so proud of you,'" related Camila, whose solo career gained...Keep on reading: Camila Cabello now OK with other Fifth Harmony girls.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Maguindanao massacre decision out soon

After nine years of waiting, relatives of the 58 people --- 32 of them journalists -- who met a gruesome death in Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009, will soon hear the verdict on those accused of perpetrating the massacre. "Per information from our prosecution panel, the case against [Datu Andal] Unsay [Ampatuan Jr.] is now submitted for decision upon ruling of the court on his formal offer of exhibits," Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon told reporters Monday. Last Nov. 5, Ampatuan Jr. submitted his formal offer of evidence to wrap up the trial that started in January 2010. Fadullon, chief of the DOJ's prosecutorial arm, said RTC Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes was exp...Keep on reading: Maguindanao massacre decision out soon.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

DFA says 1 Filipino lost home in California wildfire

At least one Filipino lost his home in one of the California wildfires as Philippine officials continue to monitor the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.   READ: Death toll rises to 76 in California fire; 1,300 unaccounted for   In a statement issued on Sunday, the DFA said that together with the Philippine Consulates General in San Francisco and Los Angeles, it is continuously monitoring the wildfires in Northern California which "claimed the lives of at least 71 persons and left more than 1,000 unaccounted for."   According to Consul General Bensurto, at least one Filipino in Butte County in San Francisco lost ...Keep on reading: DFA says 1 Filipino lost home in California wildfire.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Third time’s the charm for Dingdong and Dennis

Time isn't something we don't have a lot of these days. But we were only too happy to catch up with Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo early this week to talk about "Cain at Abel," the action-drama series about warring siblings that begins its telecast on GMA 7 tonight. We've always held Dennis in high regard because of his consistently textured and diverse portrayals on TV (his performance in "My Husband's Lover" remains a high point in his acting career), but his chameleon-like skills as an actor are even more noticeable in films. For the latter, the disparate lineup includes the schmaltzy romance "Blue Moon," the noirish actioner "The Janitor" and the period drama, "Aishite I...Keep on reading: Third time’s the charm for Dingdong and Dennis.....»»

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