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6 10' AJ Edu excited for dream tandem with 7 2' Kai Sotto

Everyone is raving about the dream youth tandem of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu nowadays. On one side you have Kai, the 7'2" skyscraper that is still somehow growing. On the other end you have AJ, the 6'10" Fil-Nigerian who is supremely athletic. The Philippines has never had a combo quite like this before and there's legit reason to get excited about Batang Gilas' new frontline. Fortunately, we don't have to wait long as the U-18 national team with Kai and AJ will see action right away in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships in Thailand starting Sunday. Batang Gilas will go for a U-19 World Cup slot and we get to see the official debut of our newest, and perhaps best, Twin Tower combination. "Like the fans, I'm excited," Edu said when asked about him teamming up with Kai Sotto. "Everyone's been saying nicknames like Twin Towers and stuff and it's really cool. Me and Kai have a good relationship right now, on and off the court, and I think that can develop to something really good in the future," he added. For their first tournament together, Edu promises to go all out with Kai and the rest of the U-18 Batang Gilas crew. He also expects to mesh well with his equally-imposing counterpart as AJ is a natural power forward and Kai is a natural 5. Only great things will come from this towering combo. "I think we'll link well with him [Kai] being the 5 and me being the 4 so yeah, it will be good," Edu said. "We're going to give our hearts out," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 2nd, 2018Related News

China waterfall skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule

This photo taken on July 20, 2018 shows a 108-meter-high (350 feet) artificial waterfall on the facade of the Liebian International Building (L) in Guiyang in China's southwestern Guizhou prov.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2018Related News

China ‘waterfall’ skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule

    A skyscraper in southwest China that boasts what its owner calls the world's largest man-made waterfall has become the latest example of over-the-top architecture to draw national ridicule. The tower in the city of Guiyang was built with a spectacular 108-meter (350-feet) cascade tumbling down its face -- but cash flow could prove a problem for the ostentatious design. Although the Liebian International Building is not yet finished, the water feature was completed two years ago. However it has only been turned on six times, with the owners blaming the high cost -- 800 yuan ($120) per hour -- of pumping water to the top of the 121-metre-high structure. ...Keep on reading: China ‘waterfall’ skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 28th, 2018Related News

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“This is stupid.” Those were the exact words security expert Will Sawyer (Johnson) tells himself before crawling out of a broken window on top of a fictional 240-story skyscraper with just duct tape on his hands and rope tied to his foot for safety. Will Sawyer ........»»

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

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Property developer Primex Corp. is investing P3.6 billion to develop what is touted to be the highest building in San Juan: a 50-story environment-friendly office tower at the Greenhills commercial.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Feel the Rush in SM Cinema with “Skyscraper”, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

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Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

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The United Arab Emirates is a country better known for oil riches and skyscraper skylines, but right now it is prosecuting what could be a crucial offensive in the 3-year-old conflict in Yemen......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

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Lotte`s newly built skyscraper in southern Seoul. Photo by Lotte Property and Development SEOUL - The possibility of North Korea opening up is something not just Hyundai Group is preparing for, wit.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2018Related News

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Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2018Related News

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A new World Trade Center skyscraper in New York City opened for business on Monday, after years of delay and lack of funding. The 80-story office building, known as 3 World Trade Center, rises to 1,079 ft. (329 meters), making it the fifth-tallest building in New York City. The tower, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning British […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2018Related News

80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. 80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be… link: 80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 11th, 2018Related News

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Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2018Related News

China property tycoons bet big that gambling will come to Hainan province

IN CHINA’s southernmost province of Hainan, inside a glittering skyscraper shaped like a sail, Zeng Xianyun has been waiting for Xi Jinping, in more ways than one. This week, the Chinese president will visit the island and hotel magnates like Zeng hope the leader will come bearing gifts: new tax concessions to attract more tourists […] The post China property tycoons bet big that gambling will come to Hainan province appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 9th, 2018Related News

Man, 67, killed in raging fire at Trump Tower in New York

NEW YORK --- A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday's blaze is not yet known but the apartment was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m., Sunday, Philippine Time) "It was a very difficult fire, as you can imagine," Nigro told reporters outside the building in midtown Manhattan. "The apartment is quite large." Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, the New York...Keep on reading: Man, 67, killed in raging fire at Trump Tower in New York.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 8th, 2018Related News

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower – fire department

NEW YORK, United States --- A fire erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York late Saturday, the fire department said, adding there were no immediate reports of injuries. Smoke rose from the skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan around 6 pm (2200 GMT) but later subsided. Streets surrounding the building owned by US President Donald Trump that serves as the headquarters for The Trump Organization and houses a penthouse, were closed off. The New York City Fire Department tweeted a picture of the building showing flames but the blaze appeared to have been contained as firefighters made their way into the building. Trump himself said the blaze had been extinguished. "F...Keep on reading: Fire breaks out at Trump Tower – fire department.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 8th, 2018Related News

Preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘back on track’ after rocky start

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Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 4th, 2018Related News

Arup-Henning Larsen JV to deliverIcone Towerin Manila

HONG KONG, Feb 7 -- Arup and Henning Larsen Architects have signed a joint venture (JV) contract to deliver the detailed architectural and engineering design of theIcone Tower, a new iconic skyscraper.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

Arup-Henning Larsen JV to deliverIcone Towerin Manila

HONG KONG, Feb 7 -- Arup and Henning Larsen Architects have signed a joint venture (JV) contract to deliver the detailed architectural and engineering design of theIcone Tower, a new iconic skyscraper.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

The Harvey Weinsteins of the Philippines

By Iris Gonzales/The Philippine Star – Whether it’s a sleazy borrowed room in a hotel overlooking Manila Bay, in the back seat of a sleek SUV or in a swanky office on the top floor of a skyscraper in Makati, any place can be a crime scene. And every man Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2017Related News

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2017Related News