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PH Gov’t Will Talk to China About Chinese Bombers in WPS, Palace Assures

Malacañang on Monday, May 21, reassured the public that the government is not taking the alleged Chinese militarization of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) sitting down, as it expressed serious concern over the reported landing of Chinese bombers in the disputed territory. “We have no independent verification. Nonetheless, we take note of the reports that […].....»»

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AMR spin-off becomes new Aston Martin DB11 flagship

ASTON Martin during the May 11 opening of its AMR Performance Center in Nurburgring, Germany, introduced the new DB11 AMR, which replaced the V12 engine-powered DB11 as the flagship variant. The car maker said the DB11 AMR “boasts greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more soulful exhaust note.” The new variant also […] The post AMR spin-off becomes new Aston Martin DB11 flagship appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News5 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

7 useful things you need to have before welcoming your first pet

[Editor's Note: This article features XChange Picks – deals and products we think you might like. These features may contain affiliate links from our partners.]MANILA, Philippines – Having a new puppy is almost like welcoming a new baby – you have to be ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0

Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research, said Thursday the upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9 will adopt an upgraded artificial intelligence platform, Bixby 2.0. To the question of the expected launch of Bixby 2.0, Lee told The Korea Herald that the upcoming flagship smartphone model in the second half of the year would feature the advanced Bixby platform, after a press conference to announce Samsung's vision for AI. According to his remarks, Bixby 2.0 will be upgraded with enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times. Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 in August, which will be one of the at...Keep on reading: AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0.....»»

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

Atletico finishes strong after poor start to season

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — It all turned out just fine for Atletico Madrid. After enduring a poor start to the season, Atletico ended it on a very high note. Diego Simeone's team is celebrating the Europa League title and still has a chance to finish second in the Spanish league, a feat it hasn't achieved since 2014. "We're very happy. We've been doing well year after year," Simeone said. "We've always said the best way to start winning again was to always keep trying." It was the sixth title for Simeone since he arrived in 2012 to revamp Atletico and make it into perennial title contender. He is now tied with Luis Aragones for the most titles with the club. "It's about more than a trophy," Simeone said. "It represents the value of hard work, a steady hand and consistency, values to be successful in life." Life poured onto the streets of the Spanish capital late Wednesday to celebrate Atletico winning a third Europa League trophy after beating Marseille 3-0 in the final in Lyon. It was a good way to end a season which began with very high expectations for Atletico but mostly disappointed until the last few weeks. The main goal was to make it back to the Champions League final after coming very close to winning the title in recent seasons, But it couldn't even get past the group stage. Atletico easily made it to the knockout stages in the last four seasons, losing the final to Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016, and being a semifinalist last season and a quarterfinalist in 2015. "We came very close in two Champions League finals, and in the semifinals last season," Simeone said. "We lost one (final) with two minutes left, and another on penalties. But we got ourselves back up." Atletico lost to Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey to see another title opportunity slip by, and in the Spanish league it stayed near the top throughout the season but was never really able to mount a title challenge against Barcelona. Not helpful was a FIFA transfer ban which wasn't lifted until January, when Atletico could finally sign striker Diego Costa. Atletico needs a draw at home against Eibar on Sunday to hold on to second place ahead of Real Madrid and secure its best finish since it won the league in 2014. Atletico finished third behind either Barcelona or Madrid in all the other years since 2012-13, which was the team's first full season under Simeone. A draw or a loss by Real Madrid at Villarreal on Saturday will also be enough for Atletico, which is three points ahead of the city rival with one match to play. The teams are even in the head-to-head tiebreaker — they drew 0-0 and 1-1 — but Atletico trails on overall goal difference. Sunday's Liga game will also mark the end of Fernando Torres' career with Atletico. The former Spain striker earlier announced he will leave the club at the end of the season......»»

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

Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

By Yongzheng Yang AS WE note in our recently released Regional Economic Outlook (REO), the Asia-Pacific region remains the main engine of the global economy, and near-term prospects have improved since our last report, in October 2017. But there are many risks on the horizon, including a tightening of global financial conditions, a shift toward […] The post Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sounded a note of caution on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) about his much-vaunted summit with Kim Jong Un, saying “we’ll see” after Pyongyang threatened to cancel. Trump said the US government had not received any official word of a change in plans for the June 12 meeting in Singapore. [...] The post Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 17th, 2018Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Philippine Rise. 15 May 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE PHILIPPINE RISE COMMEMORATION [Delivered onboard BRP Davao del Sur | 15 May 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. Opening Remarks, Bilateral talks with PNG. 16 May 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk OPENING REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE BILATERAL MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER PETER O’NEILL OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA [Delivered at the Aguinaldo State […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. Joint Statement, PH-PNG. 16 May 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of the Joint Press Statement released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk JOINT PRESS STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AND PRIME MINISTER PETER O’NEILL OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA [Delivered at the Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace | […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Media interview, Malacanang. 16 May 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s media interview, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE [Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace | 16 May 2018] PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Yes, what is the trouble of the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

I’ve got a good feeling about these ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ inspired looks

[Editor's Note: This article features XChange Picks – deals and products we think you might like. These features may contain affiliate links from our partners.] MANILA, Philippines — Have you felt it? There’s been an awakening… a summer awakening, to be exact. This 2018, Star Wars season starts early as “Solo: ........»»

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

CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop

MANILA, Philippines - While the public is now safe from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, they may not be entirely out of danger when it comes to other exploding phones, as made evident by surveillance footage that captures an alleged iPhone exploding in a repair shop. (READ:  ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 15th, 2018Related News

PVL: BanKo Perlas shines bright in 5-set win over Creamline

BanKo Perlas outlasted crowd favorite Creamline in a five-set thriller, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 15-11, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao.   Despite the darkness caused by three power interruptions during the match inside the packed venue, the Spikers shined bright and glittered in the closing stretch of the fifth set to open their campaign on a high note while exposing the weakness of the star-studded Cool Smashers squad. Reinforcement Kia Bright showed the way as the American smashed back-to-back hits to seal the deciding frame and hand Creamline its first loss in two outings. Thai import Jutarat Montripila dropped 29 points off 25 attacks, three aces and a kill block while posting 13 digs and 10 excellent receptions for BanKo Perlas. Bright had 19 markers while Amy Ahomiro added seven for the Spikers.  Bright tied the fifth set at 11 to spark the closing rally of BanKo Perlas, which will take on defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force on Sunday at the same venue. The Cool Smashers went ahead, 11-7, in the fifth frame only to see the Spikers rally to steal the match. Thai Kuttika Kaewpin scored 22 while Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao added 20 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Cool Smashers.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

Hawaii officials encourage tourist to visit, despite volcanic eruption

VOLCANO, Hawaii --- Hawaii tourism officials are hoping Kilauea's eruption won't deter travelers from visiting the state's largest island, even as geologists warn the volcano could soon shoot large boulders out of its summit. Travel industry executives note most of the Big Island is free of eruption threats from Kilauea, which began spurting lava into a residential neighborhood last week. George Szigeti, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism says Kilauea is being monitored constantly and says the Big Island is "immense" and there are large parts that are unaffected by the volcano. The eruption didn't stop Matthew and Angelina Coney, who flew in for their honeymoon even though the lava o...Keep on reading: Hawaii officials encourage tourist to visit, despite volcanic eruption.....»»

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

NBA viewing guide: May 14-23, 2018

The 2018 NBA Conference Finals will kick off very soon. With just two Finals berths at stake, the action is sure to be fast and furious. Check out the local schedules below for games from May 14 to 23 and don't miss any of the action! (editor's note: this post will be updated as series progress): May 14 - 3:30AM - CLE vs BOS - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 9:00AM), NBA Premium, BTV May 15 - 9:00AM - GSW vs HOU - S+A, NBA Premium, BTV May 16 - 8:30AM - CLE vs BOS - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 9:00AM), NBA Premium, BTV May 17 - 9:00AM - GSW vs HOU - S+A, NBA Premium, BTV May 20 - 8:30AM - BOS vs CLE - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 9:15AM), NBA Premium, BTV May 21 - 8:00AM - HOU vs GSW - S+A, NBA Premium, BTV May 22 - 8:30AM - BOS vs CLE - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 9:00AM), NBA Premium, BTV May 23 - 9:00AM - HOU vs GSW - S+A, NBA Premium, BTV.....»»

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on sale by May 15 for P11,990

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has launched a new budget phone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, for P11,990. The phone will be available on May 15.  The phone features a Snapdragon 636 chip, also found in the Asus Zenfone 5, the Zenfone Max Pro M1, and allegedly, the Nokia ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2018Related News

Behold, the most expensive cushion foundation yet

  What does a P14,000 compact cushion foundation have that makes it a cut above the rest? Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie has unveiled its new Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation compact cushion, and it's infused with the brand's proprietary Caviar Water. It's the same ingredient that goes into its best-selling Skin Caviar line, which is claimed to aid cell renewal. While cushion foundations are a Korean invention, every beauty brand of note has come up with their own version. La Prairie is the latest among them---and, like its other products, possibly the one with the heftiest price tag. (Average price is about P3,000 from top-tier European brands.)   ...Keep on reading: Behold, the most expensive cushion foundation yet.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 10th, 2018Related News

Iriga in fiery start

Games Saturday: (People's Gym, Tuguegarao) 2 p.m. --PayMaya vs Pocari Sweat-PAF 4 p.m. -- BanKo-Perlas vs Creamline IRIGA-NAVY bested BaliPure-National University, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, to open its PVL Reinforced Conference campaign on a high note yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Ranged against the reigning UAAP girls volleyball….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2018Related News

Oragons in big start

IRIGA-NAVY bested BaliPure-National University, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, to open its PVL Reinforced Conference campaign on a high note yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Ranged against the reigning UAAP champions, the Lady Oragons narrowly won the first two frames and came back in the fourth set with a….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2018Related News