Ryza, Mikhail win big in Osaka

  First time's the charm for actress Ryza Cenon. Much to her amazement, Ryza bagged the Yakushi Pearl Award for best performer for her work in Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's "Mr. and Mrs. Cruz" at the 13th Osaka Asian Film Festival, held in Japan over the weekend. For his part, filmmaker Mikhail Red scored the most promising talent (best director) honor for "Neomanila." "It's overwhelming," Ryza, who traveled to Japan for the event, told the Inquirer via Facebook Messenger on Saturday. "It's my first time to attend an international film festival. So I feel super grateful and blessed that we won." Hours after the ceremony, she was still on cloud nine, she admitted. "Until n...Keep on reading: Ryza, Mikhail win big in Osaka.....»»

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Ryza Cenon wins Yakushi Pearl Award for Mr and Mrs Cruz at Osaka film fest

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ryza Cenon won the Yakushi Pearl Award (Best Performer) for her role in Mr and Mrs Cruz , at the Osaka Asian Film Festival on Saturday, March 17. The news was confirmed by Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra on her social media accounts. {source}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 17th, 2018Related News

The ‘lazy life’ in Italy’s Vernazza town

Like sea lions sprawled on sacrificial slabs of stone, a carpet of oiled-up Italians, unfurled on the fishhook-shaped harbor of Vernazza, sunned themselves on rocks. They were all seduced by the hedonistic pleasures of la vita pigra, or the lazy life. I first heard of this local phrase from Giacomo, a geriatric landlord with a toothy grin and thick glasses, when we exchanged a set of iron keys for a swollen wad of cash (the better part of 300 euros, to be exact). I was in Florence (three hours away via high-speed bus or rapida) at the end of May---and the Tuscan capital, suddenly teeming with tourists, turned moist. The promise of an idle holiday at the Cinque Terre, a qu...Keep on reading: The ‘lazy life’ in Italy’s Vernazza town.....»»

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

French Navy ship in Manila for port call

MANILA, Philippines — A light patrol frigate of the French Navy arrived at South Harbor in Manila on Monday for a five-day goodwill visit. Source link link: French Navy ship in Manila for port call.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Mar 12th, 2018Related News

Woods looks closer than ever to winning again

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt didn't have a collar. His head doesn't have quite as much hair. His lower spine has been fused. Everything else about Tiger Woods is starting to look familiar. For the first time since the late summer of 2013, Woods worked the fans into a frenzy on the weekend and keep them on their toes right to the very end. He wound up one shot — one putt — short to Paul Casey in the Valspar Championship. He broke par all four rounds and tied for second, the first time he had done either of those since the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs in August 2013. All that did was turn attention to this week at Bay Hill, where Woods has won eight times and twice ended long victory droughts. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2009 for his first victory after reconstructive knee surgery. He won there again in 2012 for his first victory since the scandal in his personal life, followed by various leg injuries. "It's going to be good for me to get back," Woods said. "I've had some great memories there." Casey ended a nine-year drought on the PGA Tour when he took the lead with three straight birdies on the back nine at Innisbrook, saved par over the last four holes for a 6-under 65 and then settled into a leather sofa in the locker room to see if anyone could catch him. A playoff looked imminent when Patrick Reed tied for the lead with a birdie on the 14th hole and was in the middle of the 18th fairway, 133 yards away, for a chance at birdie for the win or a par to force a playoff. And then someone else entered the picture. Woods, who opened with a two-putt birdie to briefly share the lead, had gone 15 consecutive holes without a birdie and needed to finish birdie-birdie to catch Casey. His tee shot on the par-3 17th was long, rolling out some 45 feet away. From the time the ball left his club, there was something inevitable about the putt . Woods posed, waiting for the grain in the green to take over, and it did at just the right time. The ball moved left and dropped into the cup, setting off more pandemonium. Brandt Snedeker, playing with Woods, just smiled. Casey even got caught up in the emotion that swept over Innisbrook for four days. "I loved his putt on 17. That was amazing," Casey said. "I thought he was going to hole the one on 18." Maybe next time. But after a week like this, next time doesn't seem all that far away — not with Bay Hill four days away, and the Masters a few weeks behind it. Casey won on the PGA Tour for the first time since the Houston Open in 2009, a span of 132 starts, though he had won five around the world since. It was the second time he won a tournament with Woods in the field. The other occasion was in 2006 at the HSBC World Match Play at Wentworth, when Casey wore a red shirt Sunday. Woods had been eliminated at the start of the week. Woods signed for his 70 and worked his way through the crowd of camera crews and officials to seek out Casey. "It's the only time he's congratulated me immediately after a victory," Casey said. "Normally, it's the other way around. That's something special. Just really cool. I'm sure he was disappointed he didn't get the victory. I actually thought he was going to win today before the round started. I thought it was just teed up beautifully for him. I said a couple times, 'If I don't win this thing, I actually want Tiger to win it.' "I'm glad it's this way." Casey, a 40-year-old from England, is among the players from the previous generation who want to see Woods at his best again. Interest spikes, as record crowds and a big boost in TV ratings indicated. The energy makes a sleepy tournament feel just short of a major. They remember the dominance. The young kids don't. "I just want the young guys to see what we saw for such a long time," Casey said. There might be a chance, which is remarkable considering the most recent timeline. Woods won by seven shots at Firestone in the Bridgestone Invitational in early August 2013 for his 79th career victory on the PGA Tour and still his last one. Back problems first began to surface a week later. The following year, he missed the Masters after back surgery and returned too soon on a couple of occasions. Another back surgery followed in September 2015, then another a month later. He returned after 15 months and lasted two starts before he had fusion surgery. Woods still didn't know what his future held at the Presidents Cup last October. Then, on Oct. 7, he posted a video of him hitting an iron . Eight days later, another video showed him hitting a driver. Another eight days passed, and he was hitting a stinger. What really gets attention are the results. He still hasn't won. By all accounts, he's getting closer......»»

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

French Navy ship in Manila for port call

MANILA, Philippines — A light patrol frigate of the French Navy arrived at South Harbor in Manila on Monday for a five-day goodwill visit......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 12th, 2018Related News

French Navy frigate Vendemiaire berths for goodwill visit

The French Navy Ship (FNS) Vendemiaire (F734), with one helicopter onboard, berthed at Manila South Harbor Monday for a goodwill visit lasting until Friday, March 16. Under the command of Commander (Cdr.) Alexander Blonce, FNS Vendemiaire is a Floréal-class light surveillance frigate of the French Marine Nationale (French Navy). With a 200-person crew, the ship […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMar 12th, 2018Related News

GSIS to sell Port Area property

The state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is selling a prime property within the Port Area in Manila for a minimum of P20 billion in what will be its biggest asset sale to date.   According to the GSIS, the largest of its idle assets up for disposition was composed of two lots with land areas of 672,645 square meters and 109,212 sqm.   These lots were nearby the Manila North Harbor's Pier Two as well as Negros Navigation's ferry terminal in Tondo, Manila, according to the GSIS.   "Although it tops our big-ticket assets, we are selling the Port Area property as it does not contribute to our operations except for valuation gains....Keep on reading: GSIS to sell Port Area property.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 12th, 2018Related News

Roarin’ Tiger Woods moves within one of leader

PALM HARBOR, Florida – Tiger Woods chipped in from behind the ninth green and the roar was unmistakable, the tree-rattling variety that belongs to only one p.....»»

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

French Frigate Arriving in PH

A Floréal-class light surveillance frigate of the French Marine Nationale, the FNS Vendemiare (F-734), will be paying a goodwill visit to the Philippines on March 12-16, the spokesperson of the Philippine Navy (PN) said. The French frigate will dock at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor, Capt. Lued Lincuna said in a message Friday. FNS Vendemiare […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2018Related News

Woods shoots 70 thanks to par-saving shot from trees

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods moved spectators and a TV truck, and then warned everybody in earshot......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 9th, 2018Related News

Tiger up to the task in a tough day at Innisbrook

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods discovered how tough Innisbrook can be in a swirling wind, and he was up to the task. Trouble in the trees for Tiger. #QuickHits — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 8, 2018 Woods smacked his hands into an oak as he let loose of the club during a bold escape from the trees, came within inches of an ace on the next hole, and most importantly was among 27 players — just under 20 percent of the field — to break par Thursday in the Valspar Championship. The club twirl should have given it away. 🐅 Wow. #QuickHits — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 8, 2018 Canadian rookie Corey Conners, who got into the field as an alternate not long after he failed to get through Monday qualifying, didn't make a bogey until his final hole at No. 9 and shot a 4-under 67. That gave him a one-shot lead over Nick Watney, Whee Kim and Kelly Kraft. Only three other players, including former PGA champion Jimmy Walker broke 70. Woods made five birdies to counter his mistakes in his round of 70, the first time he broke par in the opening round of a PGA Tour event since his 64 in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015 — just six tour events ago because of back surgeries. This was his first time playing the Valspar Championship, and it got his attention. "I enjoy when par is a good score. It's a reward," Woods said. "There are some tournaments when about four holes you don't make a birdie, you feel like you're behind. Today, made a couple of birdies, all of a sudden puts me fourth, fifth, right away. That's how hard it is." It was like for everybody, especially Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Spieth, who won at Innisbrook in a playoff in 2015, didn't make a birdie after the par-5 opening hole and shot a 76. Only six other players had a higher score. Rory McIlroy, who like Woods was making his debut in this event, played in the morning and shot 74. Henrik Stenson, who played with Spieth and Woods, also shot 74. Morning or afternoon, it didn't matter. There was a chill in the Florida air, and the wind made it feel colder. Ultimately, the wind swirling through the tree-lined fairways made it tough to get the ball close. Innisbrook produced the highest average score for the opening round — 72.86 — of the 23 courses used this season. Conners managed just fine, taking advantage of a tournament he wasn't sure he would be playing. He went through Monday qualifying and shot 71, but moments after walking off the course, he was told he got in as an alternate. "Kind of had a mindset of trying to take advantage of a good break, I guess," he said. Watney holed a bunker shot on the par-4 16th, made the turn and had an eagle on the first hole. "Maybe I need to steal a few shots here and there and get some good things going," said Watney, winless since August 2012. Walker (69) and past Innisbrook champion Luke Donald (70) managed to go bogey-free, a rarity on a day like this. Also at 70 were Justin Rose, Masters champion Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott and Steve Stricker, who won last week on the PGA Tour Champions. Woods is playing his fourth PGA Tour event since returning from fusion surgery on his lower back, his fourth surgery since the spring of 2014. He has shown steady progress, and this might have been his most steady performance, even with four bogeys. Those were inevitable. One of the came at the par-3 fourth, when he was fooled by the wind and sent his tee shot sailing. It was next to a tree that Woods had to straddle just to advance toward the green. He also came up well short on the 12th into a strong wind. "Into the wind, it felt like you just hit walls," he said. Woods got within two shots of the lead by ripping a long iron from the top collar of a bunker on the par-5 11th and using the slope to chip close for a tap-in birdie. He dropped shots on the next two holes, going short into the wind on No. 12 and over the green with the wind at his back on No. 13. The only unnerving moment came at the 16th, when he tugged his iron off the tee into the trees. Woods realized he would hit the tree on his follow through, asking the gallery — thousands of them — to be careful in case the club snapped. He had to take it toward the lake on the right and bend it back to the left, and it came off perfectly. But it looked painful. Because he had to generate so much club speed, his left forearm and hands struck the oak and Woods dropped the club and winced on impact. "It didn't feel very good," he said. Woods followed with a 5-iron that rolled just right of the cup for a tap-in birdie and finished with a long two-putt par after getting fooled again by the shifting wind. "This is a tough golf course. Not too often in Florida do you find elevation. Great driving golf course," Woods said. "I asked Henrik, 'What do you around this golf course when there's no wind here?' He said it's still a hell of a test. We can all see that.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 9th, 2018Related News

Woods makes his Tampa Bay debut at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods has won five PGA Tour events that he played for the first time......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2018Related News

30 years of advancing dev’t for the Cordi people

BAGUIO CITY — The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) celebrated its Pearl (30th) anniversary last February 22, 2018 at the Citylight Hotel, Baguio City with the theme “A Retrospect in Sinewing Action towards a Brighter Future”. CDPC shared its lessons learned, gains and challenges for the past 30 years as a way to further strengthen synergy with various development actors and rights defenders towards achieving a common aspiration for the common good for the marginalised communities of the Cordillera region......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsMar 4th, 2018Related News

‘Pearl Talk’

Ladies at a special afternoon tea event were in for a treat as Jewelmer gave them a close and exclusive look at the luxury brand’s exquisite collections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 26th, 2018Related News

Weekly Reflections: Spirit of EDSA

Pearl and I were among millions on Epifaño de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) during those four days of February 1986. We went there not to take pictures, but to take sides with our people who suffered so long and now determined to put an end to a well-entrenched Marcos Dictatorship. Today, however, the splendor that is EDSA seems to be over, leaving a bitter taste of betrayal......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2018Related News

Real Estate Developer Accused Of Pay-To-Play Scheme

A real estate developer -- whose $72 million apartment complex in the Harbor Gateway area was approved three years ago by the Los Angeles City Council -- was charged Friday, along with his secretar.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2018Related News

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

SINGAPORE – The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolized Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history. Pearl Bank Apartments, on the edge of the business district, was groundbreaking when ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

‘Pearl Talk’

Ladies at a special afternoon tea event were in for a treat as Jewelmer gave them a close and exclusive look at the luxury brand’s exquisite collections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 21st, 2018Related News

Harbor Star poised to enter Myanmar

HARBOR STAR Shipping Services, Inc. (TUGS) is set to enter Myanmar, as it received approval for the creation of a subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the company said Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning and Finance approved the incorporation of subsidiary Harbor Star East Asia (Myanmar) Ltd. […] The post Harbor Star poised to enter Myanmar appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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