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Ruru may 2 hugot song na iri-release: Naiyak talaga ako

Dalawang single agad ang ilalabas ni Ruru Madrid dahil opisyal nang magsisimula ang kanyang music career matapos pumirma ng kontrata sa GMA Music. Eh, bukod sa pag-arte, hilig din talaga ni Ruru and musika. Ayon sa actor, malaki ang impluwensiya ng kanyang pamilya sa interes niyang ito dahil karamihan sa kanila ay musikero. “Ever since […] The post Ruru may 2 hugot song na iri-release: Naiyak talaga ako appeared first on Bandera......»»

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Ballet Manila still  ‘On Pointé’ on 24th season

For its 24th season, Ballet Manila once again stages a series of breathtaking shows filled with graceful dancing with the theme “On Pointé,” highlighting the most iconic element in a…READ The post Ballet Manila still  ‘On Pointé’ on 24th season appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News3 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Who played who in Sisi Rondina s MMK life story

Former University of Sto. Tomas Queen Tigress Sisi Rondina's life story was featured in Maalaala Mo Kaya on Saturday. Kim Chiu played the role of the four-time UAAP beach volleyball champion and the heart of the Tigresses, who against great odds climbed up to the championship round for the first time in eight years in Season 81. True to Sisi Rondina's disclaimer, we did shed a few - or far too many - tears watching the journey of the 5-foot-6 probinsyana from a small fishing village in Compostela, Cebu to one of the most recognizable volleyball figures in the country today. Here are the actors and actresses who played the important people in Sisi Rondina's life story in this week's episode of Asia's longest-running drama anthology.   Kim Chiu as Sisi Rondina Aiko Climaco as Denden Rondina, Maika Rivera as Karen Rondina, Yayo Aguila as Alona Rondina, Dennis Padilla as Arnold Rondina and Celine Lim as Silda Rondina.   Gerald Madrid as head coach Kungfu Reyes Boom Labrusca as UST beach volleyball head coach Paul Jan Doloiras Mara Lopez as Dimdim Pacres So, what do you think?.....»»

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

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

TEHRAN, Iran – European powers urged Iran on Saturday, July 20, to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it seized ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News12 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

By Chris Lehourites, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that's why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner, still only 25, moved his name up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday with a superb four-hole run near the end of the front nine. He birdied the fifth and sixth, made eagle on the seventh and birdie on the eighth to take him to 6 under, briefly tied for the lead. He ended up with a 4-under 67 at Royal Portrush to bring him to 5-under 137 on a mild morning on the Dunluce Links. "I always get pumped up for major championships," Spieth said. "Clearly I try to peak for majors. And then this style of golf I always — I've always found to fit my game pretty well." That game really started to shine in 2015 when Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open. He then finished a stroke out of a playoff in the British Open at St. Andrews. He capped his major season with a second-place finish at the PGA Championship. In 2017, he won the British Open, finishing three strokes ahead of Matt Kuchar at Royal Birkdale. That was his last victory. Spieth had an up-and-down day in the first round this year, but with the improved weather on Day 2 came a better score. "I putted a bit better. Different wind change so certain holes played harder than others and others became easier," said Spieth, who finished his round about an hour before the rain started to fall. "I felt like I played the easy holes well and then I avoided the pot bunkers today more than I did yesterday. But I certainly found the rough more today than I did yesterday. "At some point I hope to be playing off the short grass this week." Although he failed to improve his score late in the round, he did manage to make par on some of the toughest holes on the course. The par-3 16th and par-4 18th are rated as two of the hardest. Spieth landed his tee shot just right of the green on 16, chipped up the sharp slope and nailed a short putt for par. On the 18th, he drove down the middle of the fairway, one of the few he hit Friday, put his approach on the green and just missed his birdie putt. "I'm in contention," Spieth said. "I feel like if I can continue to improve each day, hit the ball better tomorrow than I did today, and better on Sunday than Saturday, then I should have a chance with how I'd feel on and around the greens.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend as one of his best friends, Shane Lowry of Ireland, goes after the claret jug. Lowry birdied four of his opening five holes on his way to a 4-under 67 and shared the 36-hole lead with J.B. Holmes, who had a 68. Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood were one shot behind. Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were three back. That can wait. This day was all about McIlroy, who kept the sellout crowd on edge as he tried to make the cut after opening with a 79. The roars had the intensity of a final round as McIlroy ran off five birdies in seven holes to brighten a gloomy sky over the North Atlantic. Needing one last birdie, his approach took a wrong turn along the humps left of the 18th green. He made par for a 65. "It's a moment I envisaged for the last few years," McIlroy said. "It just happened two days early." He was disappointed. He was proud of his play. Mostly, though, he said he was "full of gratitude toward every single one of the people that followed me to the very end and was willing me on." "As much as I came here at the start of the week saying I wanted to do it for me, by the end of the round there today I was doing it just as much for them," he said. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson won't be around, either. It was the first time in 77 majors they have played as professionals that both missed the cut in the same major. Darren Clarke, who honed his game on the Dunluce Links as a junior and now calls Portrush home, missed the cut in a most cruel fashion with a triple bogey on his final hole. And now the first British Open in Northern Ireland since 1951 moves on without them, still with the promise of a great show. Lowry was so nervous he was shaking on the tee when the tournament began Thursday, swept up in the emotion of an Open on the Emerald Isle, and on a course he knows. He gave fans plenty to cheer when he opened his second round with three straight birdies, added a birdie on the fifth and holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to reach 10 under, making him the only player this week to reach double figures under par. The cheers were as loud as he has heard. "Just incredible," Lowry said. "You can't but smile, but can't but laugh how it is. There's no point trying to shy away from it. It's an incredible feeling getting applauded on every green, every tee box. I'm out there giving my best, trying to do my best for everyone." He three-putted the 14th, saved par on the next three holes with his deft touch around the greens, and closed with a bogey to fall back into a tie with Holmes, who played earlier in the day and was the first to post at 8-under 134. Holmes won at Riviera earlier this year, and then failed to make the cut in eight of his next 12 tournaments as he battled a two-way miss off the tee and felt so bad that he never thought he'd recover. But he did enough in Detroit three weeks ago to regain some confidence, and he has been in a groove at Portrush. "You can have that great round and that day where everything goes right. But it's nice to get two rounds in a row," Holmes said. "It shows a little consistency. And two days in a row I've hit the ball really well and putted well." Fleetwood and Westwood, two Englishmen at different stages in their careers, each had a 67 and will play in the group ahead of Lowry and Holmes. Westwood is 46 and can make a case as the best active player without a major considering his status — a former No. 1 in the world and on the European Tour — and the number of near misses in the majors, such as Muirfield and Turnberry at the Open, Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open and Augusta National when Mickelson out played him in 2010. Is it too late? Westwood wasn't willing to look that far ahead. "There's too much ground to cover before Sunday night," Westwood said. "There's a long way to go in this tournament. I've never felt under that much pressure, to be honest. You lads write about it. I've always gone out and done my best. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen, and if it doesn't, it doesn't." The experience of winning majors was behind them. Justin Rose had a 67 and was two shots behind, along with Cameron Smith of Australia and Justin Harding of South Africa. Another shot back was a group that included Koepka, who has won three of the last six majors. He was in a tie for eighth, the 16th time in his last 17 rounds at the majors he has ended a round in the top 10. Koepka wasn't happy with much about his 2-under 69, calling it "a little bit disappointing," perhaps because he played in dry weather and only a mild wind. "But at the same time, I'm close enough where I play a good weekend, I'll be in good shape," he said. Spieth hasn't quite figured out how to get the ball in play more often — too many bunkers on Thursday, too much high grass on Friday. But that putter is not a problem, and it carried him to a collection of mid-range birdie and par putts for a 67. "I'm in contention. I feel good," Spieth said, winless since his Open title at Royal Birkdale two years ago. "I feel like if I can continue to improve each day, hit the ball better tomorrow than I did today, and better on Sunday than Saturday, then I should have a chance with how I feel on and around the greens." Graeme McDowell, born and raised in Portrush, played well enough to make the weekend. He finished with four straight pars for a 70 to make the cut on the number at 1-over 143, and felt the pressure of sticking around for the home crowd. Woods, meanwhile, began this major championship season as the Masters champion, ended it as a mystery. He missed the cut in two of the next three majors, and never seemed fully fit or engaged at the British Open. He was 3 under for his round through 11 holes with hopes of making it to the weekend, but he had no more birdies and finished with two bogeys for a 70 to miss by five shots. "I'm going to have my hot weeks. I'm going to be there in contention with a chance to win, and I will win tournaments," Woods said, facing the reality of a 43-year-old who has gone through eight surgeries on his knee and back. "But there are times when I'm just not going to be there.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian tire-maker Pirelli that begins next year and runs through 2023. F1 has used 13-inch tires for decades. "The change ... is designed to more closely align Formula 1 tires with street tires, allowing an even greater degree of technology transfer between them," the company said. Other changes where the rubber meets the road: No more heating blankets, narrower front tires and tires that will degrade more slowly, a modification that could drastically affect race and pit stop strategy. Some of the changes were announced by the F1 last year. Pirelli shared more details with The Associated Press this month during an event for the 2021 America's Cup; the company is a sponsor and technology partner with the Italian challenger Luna Rossa. "Formula One is the pinnacle of the technology in motor racing," Marco Crola, the Chairman and CEO of Pirelli North America, told the AP at the New York Yacht Club in Newport before the America's Cup challengers gave an update on their progress. "This one is exactly the same in water sports." Pirelli noted that the bigger tires will have far-reaching effects on the build of the car. The 13-inch models, with their high sidewalls, served as half of the suspension for the car, and the 18-inch ones will create more aerodynamic resistance. "The move to a new size is a significant change for the teams, as it's not just as simple as swapping a 13-inch tire for an 18-inch one," the company said in a statement to the AP. "Plenty of work has to be done to understand the challenges involved." Some details remain to be sorted out when FIA, the Formula One governing body issues its regulations. Pirelli will begin testing the new tires later this summer and through 2020 on the Formula Two circuit......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Volunteers on National Children’s Book Day

  July is an exciting month for storytellers, book lovers and reading advocates as this is the month when we celebrate the National Children’s Book Day (NCBD). NCBD commemorates the date of the publication of Jose Rizal’s “The Monkey and the Turtle” in Trubner’s Oriental Record in London every third Tuesday of the month. In […] The post Volunteers on National Children’s Book Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News22 hr. 54 min. ago Related News

Filipino kids reap medals at world math olympiad in Japan

This is a press release from Asian MathSci League, Incorporated  A Philippine delegation composed of students from kindergarten to senior high school raked in 184 medals and two trophies at the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) held in Fukuoka, Japan from July 15 to 19. The Philippine delegation brought home ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

  NEW YORK, USA – The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday, July 19 over Beyonce's release of the album The Lion King: The Gift, which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic. Beyonce dubbed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News

BoP position reverts to shortfall in June

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position reverted to an eight-month high deficit in June, trimming the year-to-date tally. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday that last…READ The post BoP position reverts to shortfall in June appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Palace denies hand in sedition complaint

Malacañang yesterday washed its hands of the filing of sedition and other criminal charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and dozens of prominent opposition figures and Roman Catholic clergy, in connection with the production and release of a video linking President Duterte and his family to the illegal drug trade......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

PBA: Timely Banchero takeover saves Alaska’s conference

With Alaska on the brink of elimination in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Chris Banchero was in full takeover mode Friday in the one-game knockout for 8th place. Banchero hit two clutch jumpers for Alaska, allowing the Aces to force overtime against Meralco. They got the win in extra time to move on. The first for Banchero was a big triple off an offensive rebound by JVee Casio to cut the deficit to one with 11 seconds to go. Banchero then got another big one, a shot under duress with three seconds left to force a 96-all tie. He scored nine of his 15 total points in that crucial fourth quarter rally. “It started with JVee, he got a big rebound on the first three that I missed. When he kicked it out to me I know I had to knock it down for us to be in that game. Luckily it went down,” Banchero said. “That last one, it was a big shot. I’m happy it went in. Sometimes those are the games you gotta have to break through you know,” he added. Alaska’s prize for this tough overtime win is a date against no. 1 TNT on Sunday. The KaTropa hold a twice-to-beat advantage and enter the playoffs with an eight-game winning streak. The Aces are prepared to stand up for themselves even if they’re seen as heavy underdogs. “We’ve been in a lot of tough games this conference, sometimes when that happens, teams begin to play well. Hopefully we do that on Sunday,” Banchero said. “I told the guys not to be too happy, we’re still in the playoffs but at the end of the day we got a lot of work to do. TNT is very good but we’re not looking at it as a twice-to-beat but one game at a time,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2019Related News

PBA: Muscle Man ready to rock as he makes return to playoffs

A healthy Vic Manuel is a dangerous Vic Manuel. Meralco found out how tough the Muscle Man is Friday in the one-game knockout for 8th place in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Manuel torched the Bolts for 23 points, 15 in the fourth quarter and overtime, to lead Alaska back to the playoffs. “Last opportunity na sa amin ito. Yung last three games namin, parang binibigay na sa amin para makapasok kami sa playoffs, hindi namin nakukuha,” Manuel said. “Binigyan pa kami ng isang pagkakataon, so ngayong gabi, na-grab namin,” he added. Manuel came back for the Aces this conference after a long recovery from injury. While he’s been playing well, he wouldn’t say he’s regained his previous peak condition but he is healthy enough to play. Manuel played almost 25 minutes Friday against Meralco. “Ayun nga yung hindi ko masabi kasi minsan naninigas pa yung likod ko. Ako laro lang ako, laro nang laro kasi ayaw ko din i-pahinga eh,” Manuel said. “Pag pina-pahinga ko, parang lalo siyang sumasakit so nilalaro ko nang nilalaro,” he added. Ahead of his first playoff game this season, the Muscle Man will be ready to rock for Alaska. “Oo naman syempre,” he said as the Aces take on no. 1 TNT on Sunday. “Bibigay ko pa rin lahat ng best ko kahit na may nararamdaman pa ako, lalaro ko pa rin. Importante sa amin yung laro eh,” Manuel added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

This is a press release from the DOST-Science Education Institute. MANILA, Philippines – The best science and technology projects are ones that can truly uplift communities. This is the idea behind the 3rd imake.wemake, an innovative technology project competition for senior high school students. Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in partnership with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

      MANILA, Philippines – The Letran Knights continued their winning ways by the skin of their teeth in the NCAA Season 95 after eking out an 82-80 overtime thriller against the Perpetual Help Altas on Friday, July 19. Graduating guard Bonbon Batiller continued his hot streak as well after leading the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Letran Knights naungusan ang Perpetual Altas sa overtime

NAGPAMALAS ng katatagan ang Letran College Knights sa krusyal na yugto ng laban bago naungusan sa overtime ang University of Perpetual Help Altas, 82-80, para mauwi ang ikatlong diretsong panalo sa kanilang NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball game Biyernes sa Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan City. Humablot si Jeo Ambohot ng dalawang offensive rebound […] The post Letran Knights naungusan ang Perpetual Altas sa overtime appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Phoenix taps Phelps anew for PBA Govs Cup

Coach Louie Alas confirmed Phelps’ return for the season-ending conference, hoping that his presence will help the Fuel Masters get back on winning track after failing to make the quarterfinals of the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

In Focus: Struggles Every Student Faces During The Rainy Season

From wading through flood to getting sick 100% of the time, here are the hardships we face as students when the rainy season comes around......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJul 19th, 2019Related News

LOOK: LeBron James uses NBA 2K for virtual practice with Davis, Cousins

Training camp for NBA team won't start until late September, but that doesn't mean superstars can't start practicing with all their new teammates. At least, there's nothing stopping them from practicing virtually that is. LeBron James posted on his Instagram stories that he is doing just that - practicing throwing passes to his new teammates, the former New Orleans Pelicans duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins (though Cousins played last season with the Golden State Warriors). LeBron practicing with AD in 2K ???? (Via @KingJames) pic.twitter.com/zrGiPRj3vw — NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 18, 2019 The LA Lakers traded for Davis, then signed Cousins, as part of their moves to return to the Playoffs for the first time since 2013. James might want to get his hands on the latest version of the game though, NBA 2K20, as he and Davis are tied with the Clippers pair of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as having the highest average overall rating in that one. Dynamic Duos #2KRatings 1) @KingJames x @AntDavis23 95.5 2) @KawhiLeonard x @Yg_Trece 95 3) @KDTrey5 x @KyrieIrving 93.5 4) @JHarden13 x @RussWest44 93 — NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 17, 2019.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2019Related News