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The curious case of libel

Is it really surprising that all – if not most – journalists are wrapped up in the current libel case being filed against Maria Ressa?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Jolo virtual ch Gabasa moves up by 2 - The Manila Times Online

Jolo Magcalayo all but wrapped up the mens crown with a second straight 71, hiking his lead to nine over Masaichi Otake even as Junia Gabasa wrested control in theREAD The post Jolo virtual champ; Gab.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

BI lawyers seek deportation of taho-throwing foreign student | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Bureau of Immigration (BI) legal team recommended a deportation case against foreign student Zhang Jiale. Indonesian authorities launches an investigation after a police force chief admitted an officer wrapped a live snake around a terrified suspect in a bid to force a confession. Actress and singer Armida Siguion-Reyna died on Monday, February ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Q and A: What s the secret to Spotify s success& quest;

Q and A: What's the secret to Spotify's success? Rappler Rappler talks to Spotify Southeast Asia's top execs about the streaming platform's success, Filipino music, and why love songs.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Scales of justice: Indonesia police probe snake interrogation

JAYAPURA, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities on Monday, February 11, launched an investigation after a police force chief admitted an officer wrapped a live snake around a terrified suspect in a bid to force a confession. Shocking viral footage emerged online showing an alleged pickpocket – handcuffed and sitting on the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

AI correctly predicts Childish Gambino Grammy win

MANILA, Philippines – US-based data analytics startup DataRobot successfully predicted Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Song of the Year Grammy award in the 2019 show. Three days prior to the actual awards, the company published its findings , analyzing the various characteristics of this year’s nominees via Spotify. DataRobot data ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Q and A: What s the secret to Spotify s success?

MANILA, Philippines – That Spotify has managed to become a force in the local music industry is no surprise. In the Philippines, especially, its reach is phenomenal – the company itself estimates that 73% of music revenue now comes from streaming. In a country where piracy is particularly prevalent and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Jett Manuel, Lamar Odom shine as Mighty-PH cops Dubai bronze

      MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports-Philippines wrapped up its 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship campaign with a 91-76 rout of Homenetmen Lebanon to clinch a bronze on Saturday, February 9. Former Ginebra guard Jett Manuel was exposed to an extended amount of playing time and led the Philippine side with 19 points in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Ex-JRU star lifts Manila past Marikina

Manila leaned on the heroics of Marvin Hayes as it subdued Marikina, 91-89, to regain second spot in the North division while Muntinlupa strengthened its bid for homecourt advantage in the playoffs of the MPBL Datu Cup on Thursday night at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.   Hayes, the former Jose Rizal U bruiser and PBA journeyman, knocked in 19 points, including a tough jumper with 48 seconds remaining that helped wrapped up the Stars' 19th victory in 23 outings.   Chris Bitoon finished with 19 points, while Aris Dionisio and Maclean Sabellina posted 10 points each for the Stars....Keep on reading: Ex-JRU star lifts Manila past Marikina.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Meet HK cinema’s newest leading lady—and she’s Filipino

  We couldn't be happier to catch up with Hong Kong-based Filipino actress Crisel Consunji when she came home for a couple of days last month. Last time we crossed paths with her, we handpicked Crisel to play the teenage Little Red Riding Hood in "Into the Woods," the Stephen Sondheim musical that we directed for New Voice in 2007.   We expected more exciting projects from the lovely actress after "Into the Woods." But barely a year after the musical wrapped up its run at Music Museum, Crisel decided to pursue other opportunities at the former British Crown Colony---first, as a performer in Hong Kong Disneyland, then as an educator at Baumhaus, the preschool she...Keep on reading: Meet HK cinema’s newest leading lady—and she’s Filipino.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2019Related News

NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The reset button for NASCAR was triggered as soon as Joey Logano wrapped up last year's championship celebration. There was massive work to be done to stop the stock-car series from a spiral to the bottom and the fix is nothing short of a radical reboot. The critical change is the introduction of an overhauled rules package designed to make the racing watchable again. And it comes under new leadership at the top. Jim France replaced his nephew as chairman of NASCAR in August after Brian France took a leave of absence following his arrest for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Jim France is now listed as chairman and CEO, has ro...Keep on reading: NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2019Related News

Miss Universe Vietnam fuses Filipino terno with own national dress - ABS-CBN News

Miss Universe Vietnam fuses Filipino terno with own national dress ABS-CBN News Vietnamese beauty queen H'hen Nie wrapped up her short visit to the Philippines on a high note, showcasing the cult.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Spotify commissions covers of OPM love songs

FILIPINOS love Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and they also love love — that was one of the observations made by Spotify regional executives which led them to launch their newest campaign, Spotify Jams: OPM Love Songs, where popular singers and bands cover classic Filipino hits from yesteryears......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Hot Stuff: Your Fave Local Acts Just Recorded Their Covers Of These 6 OPM Classics

There's a new Spotify playlist coming your way for Valentine's season!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Qatar beats Japan in Asian Cup final for first major title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long scorned for a lack of soccer pedigree, Qatar will enter the 2022 World Cup as the champion of Asia. The Asian Cup was lifted by Qatar for the first time on Friday after a series of victories on the field just as improbable as winning the vote in 2010 that secured the FIFA showpiece for the small, super-rich Gulf nation. While Japan entered the Asian Cup hotly tipped to win a fifth title, the Qataris hadn't even reached the semifinals before. But confounding the disparity in the FIFA rankings — with Qatar at 93 and Japan at 50 — the Gulf nation won the final 3-1 to claim its first major soccer title. The strong attacking display was a reflection of Qatar's remarkable run over the last month in the United Arab Emirates, scoring 19 goals and conceding only once in winning all seven games. "Qatar today is a top Asian team," goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb said. "We wrote history." After upsetting the final favorite, players wrapped themselves in Qatari flags in a display of patriotic furor that will have resonated far beyond the stadium in Abu Dhabi. Since joining other Arab countries in cutting diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Doha in 2017, the UAE warned residents that expressing sympathy for Qatar could lead to fines and imprisonment. The UAE is among a quartet of nations accusing its regional foe of supporting extremists, which Qatar denies, and even prevented the team from traveling direct to Abu Dhabi for the tournament. There was even an attempt by the UAE to get Qatar disqualified after losing their semifinal. Tournament organizers confirmed only hours before the final they dismissed a challenge by the UAE against the eligibility of two Qatar players who were born outside Qatar. One of them, Almoez Ali, scored the opening goal against Japan in the 12th minute with an audacious overhead kick. That gave him an all-time tournament record nine goals, surpassing Ali Daei's previous record tally of eight with Iran in 1996. Abdulaziz Hatem doubled Qatar's lead with a curling strike in the 27th. While Qatar conceded its first goal of the tournament in its seventh game when Takumi Minamino netted in the 69th, Akram Afif restored the two-goal cushion in the 83rd from the penalty spot. "It's a huge disappointment," Japan captain Maya Yoshida said. "But we have to learn from this defeat." Victory will give Qatar renewed hope of being able to compete against the globe's best teams when it qualifies for the first time for the World Cup — as hosts — in 2022. "This result doesn't come from nothing," said defender Bassam Al-Rawi, the other player whose eligibility was questioned by the UAE. "It came with lot of effort. It came from determination. It came from immense hard work on the pitch. We were able to win today because we took all the chances." There is an even stronger test for the squad in June when Qatar joins Japan as guest nations at the Copa America. Qatar is in a group with Argentina, Colombia, and Paraguay. "This is one step more to continue developing the team to play another tournament in the summer and to be ready for 2022, to represent Qatar as a very competitive team at the World Cup," Qatar coach Felix Sanchez said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Mueller s Trump-Russia probe close to completion – official

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election is close to being wrapped up, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Monday, January 28. Mueller's office has been notoriously tight-lipped about the progress of the high-profile investigation, and Whitaker's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

Fiona Apple teams up with King Princess on new version of ‘I Know’

Fiona Apple has joined forces with rising singer-songwriter King Princess to record a new version of her song "I Know" which was first released in 1999. Apple included "I Know" on her 1999 album "When the Pawn..., "and it's been resurrected for this fresh, Spotify-exclusive version that she recorded alongside fellow United States singer-songwriter King Princess. The 20-year-old King Princess, who made the BBC Sound of 2019 longlist, dropped her debut EP, "Make My Bed", in 2018, followed up just before year-end by the standalone track "Pussy is God". Fiona Apple's own most recent album dates back to 2012, and while she has yet to give any hint of another album on the way, she...Keep on reading: Fiona Apple teams up with King Princess on new version of ‘I Know’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 27th, 2019Related News

Senate on juvenile law: More must be done

The Senate committee on justice and human rights yesterday wrapped up its hearing into proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2019Related News

OPM to hit 10 billion streams, says Spotify

ORIGINAL PILIPINO MUSIC (OPM) is set to hit 10 billion streams globally, according to a statement by music streaming service, Spotify......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 25th, 2019Related News

PBA: Dyip s Jerramy King out for 2-3 months due to PCL tear

Columbian Dyip guard Jerramy King will miss 2-3 months due to a slight tear to the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Dyip's 124-118 win against the retooled San Miguel Beermen last Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome. King managed to finish the game as he racked up 7 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist in 24:33 minutes of playing time. "I went for a layup on Chris Ross and I fell down. My adrenaline helped me to play through the game but after the game I wasn’t able to walk anymore. So I went to the doctor and that’s what they told me," shared the Fil-Am. The 6'0 guard attended Columbian's game Wednesday afternoon, and walked with crutches as his right leg was wrapped for protection. King, a strong candidate for Most Improved Player last season with averages of 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists will be sorely missed by the Dyip in the remainder of the Philippine Cup eliminations. Although out, he let out a sigh of relief after avoiding a much more devastating knee injury, one which may sideline him for the rest of the year-long season. "No [previous injury] like this. I think I got lucky. It’s not that bad. 2-3 months is okay," shared King. "I’ve heard a lot worse like ACL. I'm just glad it’s my PCL." He also added that he is already preparing for the road to recovery, and perhaps a return to the year's most prestigious tournament. "You know, everything’s in God’s hands and if this is the position I needed to be in, I just try to stay positive and come back stronger." __ Follow this wruter on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 23rd, 2019Related News