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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser hides a sweet heart in a deceptive romance

Netflix’s new teen romantic comedy Sierra Burgess Is a Loser isn’t exactly the modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac it makes itself out to be. It borrows basic elements from that 19th-century Edmond Rostand play, but it’s more fairy tale than tragic romance. The movie follows the bookish and unpopular ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Another fizzy rom-com for Noah Centineo

Three weeks after the release of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," 22-year-old rom-com sensation Noah Centineo is set to make hopeless romantics swoon again in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," which begins streaming on Netflix today.   In director Ian Samuels' loose retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac," Noah is cast as hunky high school quarterback Jamey, the object of straight-A student Sierra Burgess' (Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things") affection.   When cheerleader Veronica (Kristine Froseth) gives Sierra's number to Jamey as an act of spite, Sierra ends up becoming Jamey's text mate under false pretenses---he thinks she's Veronica!   Sierra isn't re...Keep on reading: Another fizzy rom-com for Noah Centineo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Balikbayan GG

The Quezon coastline is one of the most picturesque in the country. The Sierra Madre mountain range overlooks the shores. Seafood grills thrive along the coastal road from Gumaca to Atimonan, where the shore is lined with mangroves......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

Watch these shows and films if you’re still not over Noah Centineo

To All the Boys I've Loved Beforejust came out a few days ago and already, people are asking for more Lara Jean Song Covey and Peter Kavinsky---especially the latter who is played by Noah Centineo. In fact, I've been seeing some fans on my feed who have already re-watched the films thrice or more since it came out just to relive the cute moments. But if you really can't get enough of Noah, don't worry because he's been active on film and TV for a while now. We've listed down some of them for you for your binge-watching needs. Enjoy! Sierra Burgess Is a Loser This is another Netflix teen flick that you should watch out for.Sierra Burgess Is a Loserrevolves around a high schoo...Keep on reading: Watch these shows and films if you’re still not over Noah Centineo.....»»

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

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday, July 26. It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 27th, 2018Related News

Forest fire threatens California’s fabled Yosemite

LOS ANGELES: A vast fire in northern California has destroyed 50 km2 (more than 12,000 acres), left one person dead and is threatening Yosemite National Park, authorities said Tuesday. The Ferguson fire has been raging in the Sierra Nevada forest since last Friday and was only five percent contained as of Tuesday, according to the… link: Forest fire threatens California’s fabled Yosemite.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 18th, 2018Related News

A Soulful Road Trip

I have been involved with Slow Food based in Bra near Milan and in Terra Madre which happens every other year in Turin, but I have not visited the southern towns of Italy for some time. From central Rome down to Pietralcina and up to Florence, there are places I have skipped in past visits to the sunniest place in Europe. But first, let’s report to the Vatican......»»

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

PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker

Philippine military forces were harassed anew by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano revealedon Wednesday. The opposition lawmaker mentioned the harassment at a Congressional briefing on the recent developments in the West Philippine Sea. "On May 11, during a reprovisioning mission for our troops in Ayungin, LS507 of the Philippine Navy was challenged and harassed by the Coast Guard and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China," he narrated. "When the Philippine Navy ship launched a rubber boat to resupply BRP Sierra Madre, a chopper of PLAN hovered in a close and dangerous distance. The PLAN chopper was so close that sea water splash ...Keep on reading: PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 30th, 2018Related News

What it was like at ‘Madre Faura,’ with Tito Guingona et al.

Another rally? We'll be there! I'm proud to say my husband and I haven't missed a single major protest rally since Rodrigo Duterte became president. This in itself is a feat, considering our very senior years, and how many there have been in just two years. We definitely are old warriors, older in fact than our parents were in 1986. This is not just anything like the four-day vigil of a generation ago, although in those four days were packed a measure and intensity of fervor never matched. It is, rather, a series of protests exploding as issues arise, one after another, often overlapping. And, oh, don't the issues arise more often sometimes than we're ready to march again. It...Keep on reading: What it was like at ‘Madre Faura,’ with Tito Guingona et al......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 26th, 2018Related News

Duterte rejects calls to withdraw order for Sister Fox to leave PH

    It's final. President Rodrigo Duterte said the government won't reconsider its order forAustralian nun Patricia Fox to leave the country after the immigration bureau forfeited her missionary visa for "her involvement in partisan politics."   "Anybody can criticize me, 'wag lang foreigner," Duterte said in a speech in Mulanay Quezon on Wednesday.   He said some of his schoolmates from San Beda had urged him to reconsider the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) decision but to no avail.   "Sabi nila mga taga-San Beda, aregluhin yung madre...maraming madre diyan," he said. Duterte earned his law degree from San Beda Manila in 1972. ...Keep on reading: Duterte rejects calls to withdraw order for Sister Fox to leave PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 2nd, 2018Related News

Matandang madreng tumutol sa Patayang Duterte

  Sister Patricia Fox, 71 years old, tubong Australia subalit halos tatlong dekada nang nakatira sa Pilipinas. Si Sister Pat, matandang madre, tinutulan and pagpatay sa libu-libong Pilipino, karamihan mga mahihirap. Isang matandang madreng nanlaban sa Patayang Duterte. Nagalit si Duterte. Marami raw "yakyak" ang madre. Dapat daw ituring na kaaway. Sinubukang itaboy sa bansang matagal na niyang inangkin, inaresto, binastos. "Ikaw madre, why don't you criticize your government?" hirit ni Digong. "The way you handled refugees. Hungry and dying, and you turn them back to the open sea. You're getting rid of the natives there, and refugees in the island. Bakit hindi ka ...Keep on reading: Matandang madreng tumutol sa Patayang Duterte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 23rd, 2018Related News

Former soldier Bio wins Sierra Leone presidential vote

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone's opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio secured his first term in office as a civilian Wednesday, April 4, when he was declared the winner of a controversial presidential run-off. Bio, a former soldier who briefly led a military junta more than two decades ago, won 51.81% ........»»

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

Mac update adds support for external graphics cards

MANILA, Philippines - As earlier promised, Apple is now adding support for external graphics processing units (GPUs) to select MacBook laptops and iMac computers with the latest 10.13.4 macOS High Sierra update . Mac users can now connect a number of external GPUs through a Thunderbolt 3 port to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 4th, 2018Related News

Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday, March 24, ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party. The order stops the National Electoral Commission (NEC) from working until "the hearing and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 24th, 2018Related News

Muntinlupa climbs to solo third, Caloocan upsets Bataan

Ronald Roy and Allen Enriquez made crucial baskets with just under 30 seconds left in the ballgame as Caloocan barged in the win column in 76-69 upset of the home team Bataan Defenders at the Bataan People’s Gym late Tuesday in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta Rajah Cup. Protecting a three-point lead with just under a minute left Roy scored on a jumper to push the Supremos’ lead to 74-69. Hometown hero and ex-pro Gary David committed an error on his pass in Bataan’s possession and Enriquez hammered the last nail in the coffin of the Defenders with a cold-blooded jumper off a James Mangahas assist with 26 ticks left to pull off the win against their host. Caloocan snapped a three-game slide while handed Bataan its fourth loss in as many games. Marlon Adolfo paced Caloocan with 17 points and six rebounds, Mar Villahermosa had 14 while Enriquz finished with 13 markers. Roy had seven points, plucked 12 boards and dished out three assist for the Supremos. James Castro had 14 points, Jay Sierra got 13 while David posted 10 markers for the Defenders. Meanwhile, Muntinlupa moved up to solo third spot after defeating Bulacan, 75-71, in the curtain-raiser. Chito Jaime registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to power the Cagers to their third win in four outings to keep pace with league-leading Quezon City and Batangas, which share the lead with identical 3-0 slates. Dave Moralde and Pari Llagas finished with 13 markers each for Muntinlupa. Jorey Napoles and James Martinez had 12 points each while Stephen Siruma got 11 markers for the Kuyas......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

Anti-aging field ‘explodes’ in pursuit of healthy old age

Experts on the forefront of anti-aging medicine say the field is booming, with therapies on the horizon to target illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer's and make for a healthier, older population in the years to come. Such remedies are increasingly important because of the world's aging population. Growing old, experts say, is a leading risk factor for most human diseases and a major socioeconomic problem. "In the last 20 years this field of research on aging has exploded," said Felipe Sierra, director of the division of aging biology at the US National Institute of Aging. "We are getting close to having treatments to prevent the illnesses related to aging," he adde...Keep on reading: Anti-aging field ‘explodes’ in pursuit of healthy old age.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 27th, 2018Related News

Pope’s visit to Peru puts spotlight on devastation in rainforest region

Wildcat gold mining in Madre de Dios has flourished into a black market trade estimated to be worth billions of dollars a year, leaving gaping holes in the Amazon’s forest cover and financing human trafficking and violent criminal networks......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 20th, 2018Related News

High Sierra flaw lets in anyone onto a Mac as admin

MANILA, Philippines – A security flaw on the High Sierra version of Apple's Mac operating system can allow other people to gain administrative access to a computer running High Sierra. The flaw lets anyone sign into a High Sierra computer by inputting "root" as a username and not inputting a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2017Related News

From Under This Hat: Violet is blue

At the International Association of Women in Broadcast and Television 37th Biennial Assembly last week in Quezon City, I met a vibrant and warm people of the women broadcast community from all over the world. It also was where places in Africa as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone became real for me; not just a news clip on TV news or video documents, but somebody in front and a solid living community representative and a woman......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2017Related News

Gilas hopeful Remy Martin s dreams go beyond the basketball court

Any cager dreams of making it big in the NBA. Just ask Filipino-American point guard Remy Martin of the Arizona State University Sun Devils. But amid his success in the U.S., it's still true to Martin's nature to tap into his Pinoy roots. Aside from openly saying that he dreams of playing for Gilas Pilipinas, he's also manifesting his Pinoy upbringing through his goals. "Being raised in that Filipino household has stuck with me and made me the person I am today," Martin said via Craig Morgan in an interview for thesundevils.com.  "They care for you, they show you love and they are so supportive. That's what I want to be for others," Martin reflects. Now currently seeking further success in the U.S., Martin hopes to inspire Filipinos to reach for the stars, while keeping their roots firmly intact. "Every time I look at it, all I want to do is help the culture, let people know that there are Filipino basketball players that can play at this level and potentially do more," he said. More than basketball, however, Martin wants to give hope, empower Pinoy kids to dream bigger.  "Every time I step out on that court it's for them. It's for hope. I want to help the kids there be more motivated and see that there is another path." Born to Filipina Mary Ann Macaspac, Martin carved out a name for himself during his high school days at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California by possessing a certain drive and defensive focus not usually seen from younger prospects. Now in college, Martin says he wants his defense to be his calling card. At 5'11" his intensity on the less glamorous end of the court gives him an edge among his taller, more physically gifted peers. As he bares: "I try to capitalize on the little things like playing defense because it's mental and it's mostly heart." Heart. Sounds familiar, right? That's the undying phrase embedded in the Pinoy basketball psyche as the battle cry of Gilas Pilipinas. And it's his Puso -- and defense -- that's earning him praise from head coach and former Duke Blue Devil Bobby Hurley. "He's just got a great fire and passion and positive energy," Hurley said via thesundevils.com. "He likes to demoralize the opponent if he can; just wear him down into submission just because of how hard he's willing to play on defense and then create." And by working hard and being himself, Martin is slowly coming close to his goal. "Imagine being LeBron James here and having that kind of impact on kids," Martin said, "It's about knowing that they have somebody where they can say 'oh, look, we have him. We have somebody that has been through this' and they can follow that." He reportedly wants to visit the Philippines "within the next couple of years" but for now, he's doing his part in inspiring the next generation of Pinoy ballers. "Maybe I can pave the way for those kids to get some exposure. Why not? Why can't I do it? Because I'm small? OK, well, I'll be the first one then," he said.  H/T thesundevils.com.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News