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Shake off the Christmas blues by going on a holiday binge at Sofitel Philippine …

Shake off the Christmas blues by going on a holiday binge at Sofitel Philippine ….....»»

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

Shake Shack announces first Manila branch location – manilastandard.net

Shake Shack announces first Manila branch location  manilastandard.net The wait is almost over and we can almost smell the all-natural Angus beef burger and Vienna beef dogs as Shake Shack announces the location of its first … Source link link: Shake Shack announces first Manila branch location – manilastandard.net.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

From Foes to Friends

Army soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters shake hands after a basketball game in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Akhuetie, Maroons give Adamson dose of own medicine in Final 4 thriller | Inquirer Sports

Theres one man whos managed to shake University of the Philippines core in the UAAP Season 81 mens basketball tournament, and thats Adamson Universitys Sean Manganti. In the two games between the Figh.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Mild quakes shake Visayas, Mindanao

Earthquakes shook parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on Saturday night, but did not cause any damage to property, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Petron mulls re-signing Katherine Bell as import

Multiple sources said the Blaze Spikers are seriously looking to tap Katherine Bell to pair with Niemer, forming an explosive, high-scoring duo that would surely shake the league to its very foundation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’

The Shed, a major new arts center opening in New York City this spring, is hosting the world premiere of Bjrk's new concert production "Cornucopia". While full details of the production have yet to be revealed, "Cornucopia" will be presented in The Shed's largest space, the McCourt, and will feature Bjrk as well as the seven-piece female Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra. Conceived by Bjrk and directed by John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"), it will be, in Bjrk's words, "my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators." The artist James Merry, who designed the futuristic headpiec...Keep on reading: Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

By Will Graves, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Antonio Brown added eight receptions for 96 yards — including a 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter — to cap an eventful day that began with the star wide receiver being cited for reckless driving after police clocked Brown's Porsche driving over 100 mph down a busy highway in the northern city suburbs. While Bell — a three-time Pro Bowl running back who still hasn't signed his one-year franchise tender — tweeted his thoughts as he watched on television, the Steelers (6-2-1) rolled on without him. Bell has until next Tuesday to sign a contract if he wants to play this season. His teammates have long since tired of talking about Bell's status and at this point, the AFC North leaders appear to be doing just fine on their own. Carolina not so much. The Panthers (6-3) saw their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in a city where they've never won. Carolina fell to 0-4 all-time in Pittsburgh and was never really in it after the Steelers scored 21 points in the game's first 11 minutes. Cam Newton completed 23 of 29 for 193 yards and a pair of flips to Christian McCaffrey that the second-year running back turned into scores but Newton's showdown with Roethlisberger never materialized. The Steelers sacked Newton five times and rarely let him get comfortable. Newton didn't help matters when he threw off his back foot out of the Carolina end zone while trying to avoid getting sacked in the first quarter. Pittsburgh linebacker Vince Williams raced under the floater and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead they never came close to relinquishing. McCaffrey finished with 138 yards total offense (77 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving) and accounted for all three Panther scores but it wasn't nearly enough. Pittsburgh's 52 points matched the most ever surrendered by the Panthers in franchise history. Carolina allowed the same total in a 52-9 loss to Oakland on Dec. 24, 2000. The Steelers held the 36-year-old Roethlisberger out of practice during the short week in an effort to keep him fresh. Roethlisberger responded with one of the finest performances of his career, completing 22 of 25 passes while spreading the ball to nine different players on his way to a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. Roethlisberger's first pass turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster on Pittsburgh's first offensive snap and his last came on a 6-yard toss to rookie Jaylen Samuels on the first play of the fourth quarter. In between he did a little bit of everything. Roethlisberger even showed off his legs, scrambling for 18 yards in the third quarter on a play that ended with Carolina safety Eric Reid getting ejected for targeting after Reid appeared to dive at Roethlisberger's head as the quarterback attempted to slide. Reed, signed by Carolina in September six months after filing a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL to prevent teams from signing him because of his participation in racial injustice protests during the national anthem alongside former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick, went out to shake Roethlisberger's hand as a peace offering before making his way to the Carolina locker room. UP NEXT Panthers: Travel to Detroit on Nov. 18 to take on the Lions. Carolina is 6-2 all-time against Detroit. Steelers: Visit Jacksonville on Nov. 18. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.....»»

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

Vote to flip the USA!

It's getting desperate in Trumpville. With pre-election polls suggesting that Democrats will achieve the goal of "flipping" the House (winning back at least 23 districts), Trump has gone balls-to-the-wall on race to motivate his loyal band of white nationalists. The base is in places like Florida, West Virginia, Missouri, all red states where the anti-immigrant, racist message should echo loud and clear. Which means that not only will the base be excited, but those more independent, those less Trumpy, may be forced to come to terms with reality. The man they voted for in 2016 to shake things up, is off the rails. Trump's the man who told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CB...Keep on reading: Vote to flip the USA!.....»»

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

LIST: Potential 3rd telco bidders

MANILA, Philippines – The government aims to name this November the 3rd major telecommunications player and shake up the duopoly of Smart and Globe.  The next player must commit to the Highest Committed Level of Service (HCLoS) specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR)......»»

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

‘Indiepreneurs’ to take center stage at this year’s OCEAN Summit

“Indiepreneurs” — or independent entrepreneurs who have the potential to scale up and shake up their sectors — will hog the limelight at this year’s Open Collaboration with East Asian Networks (OCEAN) Summit next week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Shake It Off [Mariah Carey Live in Manila, Philippines 2018] – Manila Video

Shake It Off [Mariah Carey Live in Manila, Philippines 2018] – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 27th, 2018Related News

Yellow gang should hang

“Letting off Noynoy with a P1,000 fine for plundering P200 billion is the worst insult to humanity’s sense of fairness. The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy is expected to get a better shake under Ombudsman Samuel Martires rather than the slap on the wrist ruling his predecessor Conchita Carpio-Morales imposed on former yellow officials. Morales […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Chase Elliott wins in overtime at Dover, moves to next round of NASCAR Cup Series

DOVER, DEL.: The Monster Mile did its part to shake up the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. At the start of the 400-mile race Sunday at Dover International Speedway, Chase Elliott was in the cut zone for the next round of the playoffs. There were three races to go before the remaining field of 12 drivers [...] The post Chase Elliott wins in overtime at Dover, moves to next round of NASCAR Cup Series appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, Australia -- A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's New Britain island on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning. Hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coasts, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Tsunami waves were forecast to be less than 0.3 meters (one foot) high for the coasts of PNG and Solomon Islands, it said, adding that wave amplitudes could vary between regions. A spokesman for PNG's National Disaster Management Office in Port Moresby said there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake but these typically took several hours to reach the capital after a major shake. He was unable to comment on the tsunami threat...Keep on reading: Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea.....»»

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

Troy Rike admits immigration arrest still hard to shake off

Troy Rike has just endured, the darkest day of his young life when officers from the Bureau of Immigration detained him after he was suspected of entering the country as an illegal alien.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 30th, 2018Related News

Hendricks, Bryant lead way as Cubs beat Cardinals 8-4

By ANDREW SELIGMAN,  AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are closing in on the NL Central championship and have their sights set on another deep playoff run. It sure would help if Kyle Hendricks keeps pitching like this. They'll take a few more big home runs from Kris Bryant, too. Hendricks went eight innings in another strong start, Bryant connected and the Cubs moved closer to the division title while dealing another hit to St. Louis' playoff hopes, beating the Cardinals 8-4 on Friday. "This is what you look for," Hendricks said. "These are the games you want to play in, games that have meaning like this. That's why we play the game. Hopefully, we've got a lot of these left." The Cubs came into the final weekend of the regular season with a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason assured and their third division title in a row in sight. They began the day with a one-game lead over Milwaukee, with the Brewers playing Detroit on Friday night. St. Louis matched a season high with its fourth straight loss after being swept by Milwaukee. The Cardinals came in trailing Los Angeles by a game for the second wild card, with the Dodgers visiting San Francisco. "Clearly the back is completely against the wall," manager Mike Shildt said. Hendricks (14-11) gave up two runs and seven hits . The right-hander is 5-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his past seven outings and has thrown a career-high 199 innings. "He's pitched with his best stuff since I've known him," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "There's not many strikeouts, not a lot of swing-and-misses. But the velocity on the fastball, he's back to the weaker contact in general. He looks strong. ... I just see a stronger version of Kyle." Bryant made it 3-0 with a long solo drive to center against Adam Wainwright in the fourth. That gave the 2016 NL MVP just two homers in 27 games and 13 total in a season marked by injuries. Bryant missed the previous two games because of a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch and was on the disabled list two times this year because of left shoulder inflammation. Daniel Murphy had two hits, two runs and an RBI. He singled and scored in a two-run first, doubled and came around in the fifth, and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single and sacrifice fly. Albert Almora drove in two with a single against Dominic Leone to cap a three-run eighth, making it 8-2, and the Cubs won their third in a row after losing four of six. "We've been here before," Bryant said, referring to three straight appearances in the NLCS and a World Series championship in 2016 that ended a drought dating to 1908. "We've been under pressure situations. I think we know how to handle it." Wainwright (2-4) is now 11-3 lifetime at Wrigley Field. He lasted five innings, allowing four runs and five hits, in what could be his final start for the Cardinals. Though he didn't sound like a player ready to walk away, the three-time All-Star has an expiring contract and was on the disabled list three times this season because of hamstring and elbow injuries. "If you had asked me that question about two months ago, I would have already checked out on you," Wainwright said. "But the way I'm feeling right now, if that is my last start, it would be kind of hard to walk away knowing the way I'm feeling right now." TRAINER'S ROOM Cubs: Manager Joe Maddon said he wasn't sure if reliever Pedro Strop (strained left hamstring) will pitch this weekend. The right-hander still feels some discomfort on the landing throwing off the mound. Strop has been sidelined since Sept. 13, when he was hurt running to first on a double-play grounder at Washington. ... The Cubs activated C Bobby Wilson, who was acquired Aug. 30 from Minnesota on Friday. The Twins placed him on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 24 because of a sprained right ankle. UP NEXT Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (17-4, 2.94 ERA) looks to win his fifth straight start, after holding San Francisco to two runs and two hits in seven innings on Sunday. Cubs: LHP Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.47) tries to shake off back-to-back losses after going 4-0 in his first nine starts for Chicago following a trade from Texas. He homered against Pittsburgh on Monday but got outpitched by Jameson Taillon. ___.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 29th, 2018Related News

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors. Spotify, by far the biggest player in the fast-growing format of streaming, said that the feature for now is only in the test phase for select US-based independent artists who have secured their own copyrights. But the feature, if eventually put to scale, could in the long run drastically change the business decisions for artists who would not need to go through a label or one of the batch of new companies, such as TuneCore, that provide uploading services for independent artists. Spotify sa...Keep on reading: Spotify to let artists post music without labels.....»»

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

UE s Alvin Pasaol wants to shake things up

MANILA, Philippines – University of East (UE) is the lone UAAP team still searching for a win, so scoring leader Alvin Pasaol wants to shake things up. "Kailangan more aggressive din sila (they need to be aggressive)," the third-year player said of his teammates.  "Kailangan mo, inspired basketball, kailangan ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News