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Messi to skip Argentina friendlies – reports

CaptainLionelMessiwill missArgentina's next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year's World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala in Los Angeles on September 7 and Colombia in New York four days later, before two friendlies later in the year against as-yet unnamed opponents. "Messiwill not return this year and there are doubts about his future," proclaimed Argentinian daily Clarin. News website Infobae said: "He will take a rest period, but that doesn't mean he's...Keep on reading: Messi to skip Argentina friendlies – reports.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

15TH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS: Oil firm bags Gold, Silver Stevie Awards

Phoenix Petroleum, the Philippines’ fastest-growing and leading independent oil company, entered the elite circle of winners of the prestigious International Business Awards (IBA) as it won two trophies at the 2018 Stevie Awards, considered the Oscars of business. The company’s newly revamped website bagged the Gold Stevie Award for the Best Website for the Energy […] The post 15TH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS: Oil firm bags Gold, Silver Stevie Awards appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

U.S., U.K. warn vs kidnapping threat in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – The United States and the United Kingdom warned their nationals against the threat of kidnapping in Palawan based on information from local authorities. The US embassy posted the following on its website on Tuesday, August 14:  Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women

“Fortnite” star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins on Monday defended not streaming video game play with women, saying it was to guard against marriage-wrecking rumors. Blevins took to Twitter to address a furor that erupted online after his reasoning for not streaming live play with women was shared at gaming website Polygon. “While I understand some people… link: ‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

US Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin gravely ill: report

CHICAGO, USA – Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website Monday, August 13. The 76 year-old "Queen of Soul" Franklin, known for hits such as "Respect" (1967) and "I Say ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

EU court rules photos online can’t be republished without permission

The European Union Court of Justice ruled that any picture found online needs to have permission from the author before getting republished anywhere else. The case concerned a photo used by a secondary school student in Germany who downloaded and used a photo from a travel website for a school project. The picture had been freely accessible. It was later uploaded on the school's website as a preview for the student's project. However, the photographer who owned the photo said he only gave permission to use his photo to the travel site. He claimed damages amounting to 400 (around P24,000), reports Politico. The ECJ ruled in the photographer's favor and said in a statement, "T...Keep on reading: EU court rules photos online can’t be republished without permission.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 11th, 2018Related News

ONE: No More Detours - Kevin Belingon wants Bibiano Fernandes next

Six years since his ONE Championship debut, Team Lakay’s Kevin ‘The Silencer’ Belingon is finally a World Champion in the martial arts promotion. At ONE: REIGN OF KINGS last 27 July, in front of a partisan pro-Philippines crowd at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Belingon defeated reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen to capture the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. For Belingon, it was a childhood dream come true. “I can’t explain this feeling. I’m the happiest athlete tonight,” Belingon said during the post-match interview. “Thank you to all the people who came out to support me, and of course to ONE Championship, my team, my coaches and trainers, and my teammates,” With the win, Belingon becomes the fifth Filipino to capture ONE World Championship gold, as he joins reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera, as well as Team Lakay stablemates in reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard ‘Landslide’ Folayang, and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario. And while making history as a world champion is indeed a prestigious feat, even more important for Belingon is that he’s finally secured his spot as the next person to challenge reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano ‘The Flash’ Fernandes. Fernandes is currently recovering from an injury, and when the most dominant champion in ONE Championship history finally returns, Belingon will be right there, waiting for his rematch. (READ ALSO: No longer just a contender, Kevin Belingon has more surprises in store for Bibiano Fernandes) “I respect [Bibiano] as a champion, but we are in the same weight class, and I am the top contender, so there is no escape in facing me. I hope you recover fast, and that we can make the fight this year.” Belingon said. Belingon and Fernandes first shared the cage back in January of 2016 at ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS, in Changsha, China, with Fernandes retaining the title via a first-round submission win. The loss did nothing but fuel Belingon’s world championship dreams even more, and the road back to the championship picture was a long one for the 30-year old, who had to run through a gauntlet of former world title contenders and a two-division champion in a just under two years. Currently riding six straight victories dating back to October of 2016, Belingon has taken out the likes of Toni Tauru, Reece ‘Lightning’ McLaren, Andrew Leone, and Nguyen, pretty much a who’s-who in ONE Championship’s bantamweight division. “I have faced many tough opponents leading up to this interim title, and I believe I have earned my spot to face Bibiano again,” Belingon said in an interview with ONE Championship’s official website. Now, the Baguio City native has his sights firmly set on Fernandes and the ONE Bantamweight World Championship. Nothing else, no one else. “I am looking forward to our rematch. No more detours. Bibiano should be next, and I fully expect to be facing him soon.” Surely, ‘soon’ can’t fast enough for Belingon, but the reality is that he’ll have to wait for Fernandes to be cleared to compete. In the meantime however, the newly-crowned interim champion could use some time off as well, to heal up before getting back to business. He is, after all, coming off a tough five-round main event. “Right now, I am just focused on resting and healing my body. I am pretty banged up. My ankle and shin are bruised, and they need time to recover,” Belingon said. “Once everything is good to go, then I will be back in training. But for now, I am going to enjoy the rest. It still has not sunk in that I am a World Champion.” He continued. While indeed, the record books will show that Belingon has already held world championship gold, the Filipino star knows in himself that there’s still one more bit of work to be done, and that’s to avenge his loss to Fernandes and become the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion. “Until I beat Bibiano, [however], I will always feel like there is unfinished business to take care of.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 7th, 2018Related News

Finale Art File reenters Philippine art auction scene as ‘third player’

There's no holding back the booming Philippine art market, and auctions are where the action is. A recent Inquirer article reported that the Philippines has emerged as the world's 17th-ranked art marketplace, just behind Belgium. Quoting the international art market website Artprice.com, the report noted that the average transaction price in the Philippine auction market is above $28,000 compared with under $6,000 for Japan. Driving this growth is the stiff competition between the country's top two auction houses, Len Gallery and Salcedo Auctions. There are several smaller auction houses. If the top two are the Globe and Smart of art auctions, could the venerable gallery ...Keep on reading: Finale Art File reenters Philippine art auction scene as ‘third player’.....»»

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

Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with U.S.

MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow has appointed US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy, dealing with humanitarian links with the United States, the Russian foreign ministry announced on Sunday, August 5. "Stephen Seagal has been appointed special representative of the ministry of foreign affairs of Russia on Russian-American Humanitarian Ties," the foreign ministry said on its website "The task ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2018Related News

Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with US

MOSCOW, Russia -- Moscow has appointed US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy, dealing with humanitarian links with the United States, the Russian foreign ministry announced Saturday. "Stephen Seagal has been appointed special representative of the ministry of foreign affairs of Russia on Russian-American Humanitarian Ties," the foreign ministry said on its website "The task is to promote the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interaction in the field of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and more," it added. Seagal's fame peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s with films such as "Under Siege" and "Above the Law...Keep on reading: Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with US.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 4th, 2018Related News

NEDA launches website on good governance

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has launched a website on good governance that contains information about the country’s performance on governance in relation to various international indices......»»

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

Best Luto Ni Nanay Vlog Finalists!

And there you have it, our #CDMBestLutoNiNanayVlog finalists. Support your favorite entry by clicking, watching, and sharing their vlog posts. The most viewed entry on our website, wins!........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 4th, 2018Related News

Ivy Park is a feminist brand but the production is anti-poor women

Netizens have recently unearthed articles that Beyonc's activewear brand Ivy Park is reportedly made by underpaid workers. According to a 2016 expos byThe Sun, the pieces are created by seamstresses in Sri Lanka who work 60 hours a week and only paid 54 cents per hour.Most of them admitted that they couldn't speak up due to fear of losing their job as they live in poor rural villages. These women make the clothes in factories under MAS Holdings, which has 48 factories in 15 Asian countries. Their website claims that they are "proud to hold a global reputation for an ethical and sustainable working environment." MAS also says that championing women empowerment has put them on a hig...Keep on reading: Ivy Park is a feminist brand but the production is anti-poor women.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 3rd, 2018Related News

Thailand urges UK to return Yingluck to face prosecution

BANGKOK --- The government has asked the United Kingdom to extradite fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for prosecution in Thailand. The Thai Embassy in London sent a letter dated July 5 to the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with attached copies of the Supreme Court verdict in the case against Yingluck, along with her arrest warrant. The letter cited a 1911 treaty between the United Kingdom and Siam -- as Thailand was formerly known -- on the extradition of fugitive criminals. A copy of the Thai Embassy's letter was published on the BBC Thai news website yesterday.The Thai mission said it acted on instructions from the Thai government. However, Foreign ...Keep on reading: Thailand urges UK to return Yingluck to face prosecution.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 1st, 2018Related News

3D gun plans website suspends downloads after court ruling – CNN News

A gun rights group that has posted plans for 3D guns blocked downloads from its website on Tuesday after a […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2018Related News

PRC releases list of passers in July 2018 social worker licensure exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) posted on its website on Monday the list of 2,508 successful examinees, out of 5,020 takers, of the July 2018 social worker licensure examination. Constancia Magbalot Domingo from Saint Paul University in Tuguegarao topped the exam with a rating of 85 percent. Jairah Regala and Kenjay Numeron Salvaleon of the University Of Mindanao-Davao City placed second with a rating of 84.2 percent, while Miguel Paolo Dolfo Ocampo of the University of the Philippines-Diliman followed with a 83.5 rating. READ:July 2018 Social Worker board exam top 10 The Bicol University-Tabaco was logged as this year's top performing school with a 91.07 percent pas...Keep on reading: PRC releases list of passers in July 2018 social worker licensure exam.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 31st, 2018Related News

Ex-boyfriend of missing Virginia Beach Fil-Am charged with murder

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia -- Police have arrested the former boyfriend as a suspect in the murder of a Filipino American mother of four, Bellamy Gamboa, who has been missing since July 1. Lamont Johnson, 41, was charged with the second degree murder of Bellamyand four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website. Police did not explain what led to the charges against Johnson. A Virginia Beach Police Department press releasesaid those charges are related to specific events involving Bellamy and Johnson's infant twins, who reportedly had been under his care since Bellamy's disappearance. Bellamy's body has yet t...Keep on reading: Ex-boyfriend of missing Virginia Beach Fil-Am charged with murder.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 31st, 2018Related News

After 'MeToo, in Germany comes 'MeTwo

(AP Photo). The Monday, July 30, 2018 screenshot shows the #MeTwo Twitter website. The hashtag, a play on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by journalist Ali Can following.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2018Related News

Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?

To feed some of your nostalgia today, let's investigate these recent social media posts. A few days ago Karen Sy Ong of Kbeam Events and Multimedia tweeted that she would be announcing a new show in Manila. I'm announcing a new show in Manila in a few days. Please follow @Kbeamevents for updates. #soonerorlater --- Karen Sy Ong (@karbenam) July 25, 2018 After going over Kbeam's website, we were able to find out more about Karen. "During her stint working as promoter representative in Singapore, she was able to lead and oversee productions of live concerts in different regions in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Maldives." She worked on concerts for almost...Keep on reading: Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 30th, 2018Related News

TV Attention Wanders from SONA ' 3

Photo from PCOO website.THE THIRD State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 23, may have been a first for the president because it was relatively short.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 29th, 2018Related News