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Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity — study

People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person's frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an investigation of nearly 1,700 people aged 45 and over. Even people who are not classified overweight on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, should be concerned if they had an "apple" shape with a waist wider than their hips, said research leader Jose Medina-Inojosa of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Such excess fat around the middle is called "central obesity". "Current gu...Keep on reading: Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity — study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson, UST dispute last semis seat

University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University will be throwing everything in their arsenal for a shot to advance in the Final Four in their playoff Wednesday in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at FilOil Flying Centre in San Juan. At stake in the 2:00 p.m. match that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream is the right to face twice-to-beat and top seed National University in the Final Four. Both squads ended their eliminations campaign with a 6-8 win-loss record with the Tigers forcing a playoff after pulling off a 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, victory last Saturday. Adamson is looking to make a return in the Final Four after coming up short last season while UST aims to make it two in a row. Jayvee Sumagaysay was the hero in the Tigers’ last match, nailing 20 points in an all-around display of firepower with 10 kills, eight kill blocks and a pair of aces. Sumagaysay will be a marked man, a fact head coach Odjie Mamon knows so well that he expects his other players like Tyrone Carodan, Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina to step up on offense. Adamson mentor Domeng Custodio will pin his hopes on Paolo Pablico, Philip Yude and Royce Bello. The start of the Final Four between the survivor of the match and NU is on Sunday. Meanwhile, twice-to-beat Far Eastern University and three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University face off in their Final Four pairing on Saturday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 18th, 2018Related News

PH Fencers Off to Italy for World Championships

Nine athletes, led by Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) silver medalist Samantha Kyle Catantan, will compete in the Junior and Cadets World Fencing Championships in Italy. The other members of the team are Maxine Isabel Esteban, Maricar Matienzo, Sammuel Tranquilan, Jaime Viceo and Filipino-American Lance Tan (foil); Juan Miguel Bautista and Filipino-German Keona Carado (epee) and […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsApr 4th, 2018Related News

Man sentenced to ‘life term’ for rape

BACOLOD City – A 34-year-old father of three was sentenced to three counts of reclusion perpetua or 120 years in prison for raping his then 15-year-old schoolmate 15 years ago in Bacolod City. Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 found Joselito Baguanga Medina, 34, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of […] The post Man sentenced to ‘life term’ for rape appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMar 25th, 2018Related News

Jinky Vidal’s boyfriend endures bashing; apologizes for online trash talk

      The boyfriend of singer Jinky Vidal recently drew flak when he went out on social media over what he felt was an unfair recognition---or the lack it---to his girlfriend in a recent tribute for iconic OPM band Freestyle. He played a word for the band, "freesh*t."   Jeric Medina wrote: "Freestyle is FreeSH*T without @jinkyvidal. She's the ONLY reason they ever got famous. Can't wait for the day they just stop and not ruin music anymore. Mediocracy is real."     It was because of this post that he endured bashings from netizens.   But then, he also immediately issued an apology to those he offended of what he fel...Keep on reading: Jinky Vidal’s boyfriend endures bashing; apologizes for online trash talk.....»»

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

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: UST stops bleeding

University of Sto. Tomas arrested a five-game losing skid but needed to rally from a set down to escape an upset against University of the East, 22-25, 27-25, 25-8, 25-9, Sunday in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tigers needed a wakeup call from head coach Odjie Mamon after a disastrous first set and a close-shaved second frame before responding with a mightily in the last two frames to improve to 4-6 win-loss record. Arnold Bautista scored all but one of his 15 points, Joshua Umandal had 14 while Jayvee Sumagaysay and Manuel Medina chipped in 12 and 10, respectively, for UST.    The also-ran Red Warriors remained winless in nine games.     Skipper Geric Ortega was the only UE player in double figures with 12 points while Alven Aljas and Clifford Inoferio had nine and eight markers, respectively.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 18th, 2018Related News

‘Pugad Baboy’ returns to print, moves to STAR

MANILA, Philippines — The critically acclaimed “Pugad Baboy (Pig’s Nest)” by cartoonist Pol Medina Jr......»»

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

Beach volley title to SBC

SAN BEDA’s Nieza and Ella Viray made quick work on Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Mariz Medina, 21-17, 21-10, to claim the breakthrough championship in the NCAA women’s beach volleyball tournament in Subic Saturday. The Pangasinan-born Viray twins finally won the title after two straight runner-up finishes,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 4th, 2018Related News

Perpetual, EAC forge NCAA men s beach volleyball title showdown

University of Perpetual Help duo Rey Taneo and Joebert Almodiel trounced Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede twice in the Final Four to clinch a return trip to the championship round against Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Joshua Mina and Paolo Cezar Lim in the 93rd NCAA men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. Needing two wins to advance, Almodiel and Taneo pulled off 21-12, 21-14 and 23-21, 21-9 victories over Badua and Presnede to clinch the last slot to the knockout Final against Mina and Lim, who downed Letran’s Bobby Gatdula and Christopher Cistina, 21-9, 22-20, Saturday. The win thus gave the Las Pinas-based school a chance to claim a second straight title after Taneo and brother Relan won it all a season ago. “We hope to make my last season at Perpetual Help memorable with another championship,” said Taneo, the Finals MVP and one of the vital cogs in the Altas’ title run in NCAA indoor volleyball two weeks ago. For Mina and Lim, they hope to give EAC its very first men’s crown. In the women’s division, San Beda twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza Viray turned back St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres, 21-18, 21-15, and EAC’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Medina dumped Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, 21-18, 21-10, to arrange a title clash. The Virays will be looking at finally winning the title after two straight runner-up finishes while Lumbo and Medina aim to deny the former and win the championship themselves......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 3rd, 2018Related News

Viray twins power San Beda in elims sweep

San Beda University’s Jiezela and Nieza Viray routed Letran’s Miracle Mhae Mendoza and Charm Simborio, 21-15, 21-8, Friday to complete a nine-game elimination round sweep in the 93rd NCAA women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. The Viray twins clinched a twice-to-beat advantage against St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres in the Final Four needing just a win to advance to the one-game championship match. Daguil and Torres made it through by beating San Sebastian’s Alyssa Eroa and Daurene Santos and Jose Rizal’s Shola Alvarez and Dolly Grace Versoza via tiebreak. Tied with 5-4 records, Daguil and Torres garnered 1.227 quotient points as against the 0.990 by Eroa and Santos and 0.817 by Alvarez and Verzosa. Emilio Aguinaldo’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Mariz Medina sealed the No. 2 seed and the other twice-to-beat edge with an 8-1 card and will play No. 3 University of Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, who wound up with a 6-3 slate. The league has done away with the rule of a team advancing straight to the finals with an elims sweep. Paulo Cezar Lim and Joshua Mina of Emilio Aguinaldo College also swept the men’s side with nine wins and will play Letran’s Christopher Cistina and Bobby Gatdula, who edged CSB’s Isah Arda and Ruvince Arbot for the last spot to the Final Four. No. 2 and twice-to-beat Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo tangle with Lyceum of the Philippines University tandem Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 2nd, 2018Related News

EAC clinches a Final Four spot, seizes solo lead

Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Paulo Cezar Lim and Joshua Mina turned back Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo of the defending champion Perpetual Help, 21-19, 21-17, Thursday to seize the solo lead and clinch the first Final Four spot in the 93rd NCAA men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. It was the seventh straight win for Lim and Mina, who could advance straight to the best-of-three finals if they could sweep their last two outings against Lyceum of the Phl U, which was being played at press time, and Letran today. “We’re just focused on the game. We watched how they played and we already knew how we will beat them,” said Lim. Almodiel and Taneo, for their part, fell at joint second with the Pirates on 6-1 (win-loss) records in this event backed by Chigo Airconditioning, MTC & Infoworks, Crab & Belly, SBHATSVB, Subic Park Hotel, Bayfront Hotel, Terrace Hotel, SBMA, Balipure, Mikasa and Smart and sanctioned by Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. LPU’s Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede likewise absorbed their first defeat after falling to Isaah O’neal Arda and Ruvince Abrot, 21-12, 19-21, 15-17. In the women’s division, San Beda twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza Viray overpowered EAC’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Mariz Medina, 21-6, 21-11, in a duel between unbeaten teams to zoom to the top with a perfect 6-0 mark. Lumbo and Medina skidded to 6-1 ahead of Jose Rizal’s Shola Alvarez and Mary Grace Rivera, who trounced LPU’s Bien Elaine Juanillo and Christine Miralles, 21-10, 21-15, and Perpetual Help’s Bianca Tripoli and Marijo Medalla, who bested St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres, 21-16, 21-15, with a 4-2 slate apiece......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 1st, 2018Related News

P100K reward for arrest of Vigan barangay chief’s killers

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur -- Irked by the brutal killing of a barangay captain who was shot dead in broad daylight by motorcycle riding in tandem gunmen Thursday in Barangay Tamag, Mayor Juan Carlo Medina offered yesterday P100,000 cash reward to anyone who can give reliable information on the arrest….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2018Related News

SEAG, ParaGames gold medalists to receive PSA citations

All gold medal winners in both the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) and ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia get a share of the spotlight during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Maynila Hall of the Manila Hotel on Feb. 27. The gold medalists will be recipients of a citation from the country’s oldest media organization headed by president Dodo Catacutan of SPIN.ph during the formal affair presented by MILO and Cignal TV. Sprint King Trenten Anthony Beram leads the SEA Games awardees, while the Para Games winners are bannered by tracksters Cielo Honasan and Cendy Asusano, and chess player Sander Severino. All four emerged with multiple gold medals from the two biennial meets held one after the other in the Malaysia capital last August. Beram won back-to-back golds in the 200m and 400m run, while Honasan, Asusano, and Severino completed a treble in their respective events. The Filipinos finished sixth overall in the SEA Games with a total of 23 gold medals while the para athletes bagged 20 gold medals to finish fifth in the Para Games. Apart from the gold winners, there will be other citations to be handed out during the program which counts the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as major sponsor and is backed by Mighty Sports, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Globalport, Rain or Shine, Tapa King, and Chooks To Go. Beram will be joined on stage by fellow tracksters Aries Toledo, Eric Shauwn Cray, and Mary Joy Tabal, along with Nikko Huelgas, Kim Mangrobang, Eumir Felix Marcial, John Marvin, Brennan Louie, Reyland Capellan, Kaitlin de Guzman, Agatha Wong, Carlo Biado, Chezka Centeno, Kiyomi Watanabe, and Mariya Takahashi. Completing the SEA Games honorees are Dines Dumaan, Samuel Morrison, the men’s poomsae team, the lawn bowls men’s fours, ice hockey team, and the men’s basketball team. Meanwhile, aside from Honasan, Asusano, and Severino, the rest of the Para Games gold winners are Prudencia Panaliga, Rosalie Torrefiel, Roger Lopez, Gary Bejino, Ernie Gawilan, Arthus Bucay, Christopher Yue, Josephine Medina, Adeline Ancheta, the men’s chess team standard B2/B3, and the chess team standard/rapid P1. Other than the citation he’ll be receiving, Biado will likewise be honored with the PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year award following his rousing triumph in the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar. The country’s new pool star shares the prestigious award with fellow world champions Jerwin Ancajas and Krizziah Lyn Tabora......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2018Related News

Saipan court declares as invalid two Filipinos’ marriage in PH consulate

SAIPAN -- The marriage ceremony of two Filipinos at the Philippine Consulate here was not legal and cannot be recognized by any court, a Superior Court recently ruled in a case involving a dispute by two women over who had legal claim to the body of a deceased Filipino man. The ruling was made by Associate Judge Teresa K. Kim-Tenorio, citing the Vienna Convention, U.S.-Philippine treaties and U.S. law stipulations that a legal marriage must be in accordance with local laws. The marriage of Virginia L. Bonifacio and Gil Ramos Medina in 1993 on Saipan in a ceremony at the Philippine Consulate was not valid as it lacked a marriage license and was not duly registered, said Judge Ki...Keep on reading: Saipan court declares as invalid two Filipinos’ marriage in PH consulate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2018Related News

‘White oil’: Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism. Saudi Arabia will soon begin issuing tourist visas, opening up one of the last frontiers of global tourism -- a sector touted as the desert kingdom's "white oil" -- as it steps up diversification efforts to wean itself off its crude oil dependence. But the conservative country, notorious for sex segregation and its austere dress code, is seen as an unlikely destination for global tourists aside from Muslim pilgrims visiting holy sites in Mecca and Medina. Now in the midst of hi...Keep on reading: ‘White oil’: Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 25th, 2018Related News

Abu Sayyaf frees 2 abducted Indonesians who are now with Sulu gov

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Two Indonesians abducted near Taganak Island in Tawi-Tawi in November 2016 had been freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu, the military saidSunday. A military report said Indonesians La Utu Bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi were handed over to Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tanon Friday. Tan told the Inquirer in a text message that the Indonesians were only brought to him but he did not know the circumstances surrounding their freedom. Rear Adm. Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces in Western Mindanao, said the two Indonesians were boat captains of fishing vessels and they were kidnapped off Taganak Island on Nov. 5, 2016. According to Medina, Brig. Gen. C...Keep on reading: Abu Sayyaf frees 2 abducted Indonesians who are now with Sulu gov.....»»

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

Curry eyes Durant, Giannis for All-Star Game squad

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry already has a draft strategy mapped out for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Curry is one of two captains that will select teams that will play in February's NBA All-Star Game, hosted by LA, along with Finals foe LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Talking to Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group, Curry admitted that what James does will likely dictate his moves, as James has the first pick in the draft. No surprise though, Curry said that he would snap up reigning Finals MVP and his teammate Kevin Durant if he were available. “I’m pretty sure he [Durant] would be a pretty solid pick if you had the first pick,” Curry said. “If LeBron doesn’t take him, I probably will for sure.”   However, if Durant goes to James with the first overall selection, Curry already has a back-up in mind: Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. “He [Giannis] dunked on me last year,” Curry said. “So maybe I have to get him on my team so that doesn’t happen again.” Antetokounmpo actually dunked twice on Curry during last year's All-Star Game in New Orleans, once if you don't count the second slam, when Curry pretended to lie prone on the floor, instead of challenging the attempt. While the starters were revealed this morning (PHL time), the reserves will be unveiled next week, on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). And once again, Curry will have an eye out for his teammates, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, should the coaches vote to include them in the mix. “For sure, I put my money on that one [the two players making it as reserves],” Curry said. “They’ve deserved it in years past and our body of work as a team and what we’ve all done together has only gotten better. They should get it right.” The final rosters of Team LeBron and Team Steph will be revealed on next Thursday (next Friday, PHL time). For rules on how the draft will go down, click here......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2018Related News

Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple

(Updated)A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the rearrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In a January 11 decision released publiclyon Wednesday, Manila RTC Branch 32 ordered the arrest of the Tiamzons, together with co-accused National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Adelberto Silva granted the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s earlier motion for recommitment and cancellation of bail. In an order, Presiding Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina said that the court "finds no reason to further allow their temporary liberty" following President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 360, or the official termination of the peace negotiations...Keep on reading: Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple.....»»

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

P1.65-MILLION HAUL: Three nabbed for ‘poaching’ endangered marine species

THREE workers of a Filipino-Chinese businessman were arrested after endangered marine species were seized from their possession. Rosalie Medina, Jovin Mangubat, and Rolito Torres, were arrested 11 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2017, at Barangay Zone 1, Poblacion, Estancia, Iloilo. Members of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) Special Operations Group and Estancia Police Station, in […] The post P1.65-MILLION HAUL: Three nabbed for ‘poaching’ endangered marine species appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 20th, 2017Related News

Remains of Vietnamese kidnap victim return to Vietnam

      ZAMBOANGACITY--The remains of the Vietnamese boat captain, one of those kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf last year, had been shipped back toVietnam after Vietnamese embassy officials ordered the exhumation of the body and DNA testing last week.   Navy Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces in Western Mindanao, confirmed that diplomats fromVietnamcame over to thePhilippinesto secure DNA samples from the body of Pham Minh Tuan.   Tuan was a boat captain of cargo vessel MV Royal-16 who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits off Sibago Island in Basilan, along with five of his crew members onNov. 11last year.   Brigadier...Keep on reading: Remains of Vietnamese kidnap victim return to Vietnam.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2017Related News