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The Cinderella story of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to spawn adherents. If he can, I can. Hence the mad rush to carpe diem and file certificates of candidacy this week. It was reminiscent of the recent surge to purchase lotto tickets......»»

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

New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change

  NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey --- The water just kept rising. As the rain poured for hours and a nearby river swelled, Ben Gonzalez had no time to save any of his family's belongings. Amid harsh winds that destroyed their house in Brick Township, New Jersey, he yelled at his wife and their young daughter to rush to the second floor. In a few minutes, on the early night of August 12, 2018, 56-year-old Gonzalez saw how their living room disappeared as flood water quickly rose to over four feet. Picture frames floated, he recalled, and their television set and sofa were all under water. "I never thought this is going to happen to us. We knew (our house) is close to the river, b...Keep on reading: New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 19th, 2018Related News

Olynyk s putback off Wade s miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk’s putback of Dwyane Wade’s missed jumper produced the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night (Friday, PHL time), lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards, who were without new center Dwight Howard for their season opener. 🚨GAME WINNER ALERT🚨@KellyOlynyk puts the Wizards away! pic.twitter.com/Euoik9BCIq — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 19, 2018 Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball, on account of a past playoff fracas with the Wizards back when he was with the Boston Celtics. But he certainly got to enjoy the way this game ended, after Miami trailed by as many as nine points. Josh Richardson led Miami with 28 points, Rodney McGruder added 20, and the Heat hit consecutive three's late in the fourth quarter. With Howard sidelined by a sore backside, the Wizards were led by old standby John Wall, who delivered 26 points and nine assists. He and fellow All-Star guard Bradley Beal, who scored 20 points, accounted for Washington’s last eight points. But with a 112-111 lead, Wall missed a 26-foot pull-up jumper, giving Miami a chance. Wade’s shot with about three seconds left was off the mark, but Olynyk grabbed the rebound and his layup won it. The Heat were playing on the second night of a back-to-back — they lost at Orlando on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) — and Wade appeared in both games, scoring nine each night. He shot a combined 7 for 24. Wizards coach Scott Brooks put an emphasis on pleading with his players to shoot more three's this season. Didn’t work. At least not in Game 1. Washington was only 7-for-26 from beyond the arc. Wall led the way with 18 points as Washington went into halftime ahead 59-58. And after Miami briefly went up in the third quarter, the Wizards used a 10-point run midway through the period to enter the fourth with an 89-85 edge. They couldn’t hold on. TIP-INS Heat: Coach Eric Spoelstra was asked about Wade, 36, appearing in both ends of a back-to-back to open the season. “Right now, it’s Game 2. He wants to play. We want him to play,” Spoelstra said. “And he’s in great shape, he feels good, so he’s able to go.” ... G Wayne Ellington (ankle) was active but did not play. Wizards: Ian Mahnimi started for Howard, but picked up his fourth foul 15 seconds into the third quarter. By quarter’s end, four Wizards — three starters — each had four personal fouls. ... F Kelly Oubre Jr. was the first substitute used by Washington, entering for Otto Porter Jr. midway through the first quarter. TOLIVER’S DEBUT WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver made her regular-season debut as an assistant coach on Scott Brooks’ staff. “I love her. Our staff loves her. Our players feel the same way,” Brooks said. “She adds value to our program. She’s very talented. She loves the game. She’s passionate. And she wants to learn. She has this incredible desire to get better.” NO HOWARD This was the first game Howard missed for a health reason since the 2016-17 season. He appeared in 81 of 82 games last season with Charlotte, missing one because of a suspension. “He’s getting close,” Brooks said. “We just don’t feel like he’s quite there yet. Like I said a few weeks ago, we’re in no rush. We just want to make sure that he’s comfortable — we’re comfortable — going forward.” UP NEXT Heat: Host Charlotte on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in their home opener. Wizards: Host Toronto on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a rematch from last season’s playoffs. The Raptors eliminated the Wizards in the first round......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 19th, 2018Related News

San Beda now NCAA 94 top-seed after imposing will on LPU

San Beda University has had to wait a long time just to get back at Lyceum of the Philippines University in the elimination round. The Red Lions finally exacted their revenge on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, forcing the Pirates to play at their pace for majority of the matchup before falling back on their championship experience in the endgame for a well-earned 75-68 win. Robert Bolick, of course, spearheaded the attack and had running mate Javee Mocon as well as promising rookie James Canlas right beside him as the defending champions seized the top-seed for the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Baskeball Tournament. As the top-seed, they will be facing off with fourth-seed University of Perpetual Help in the next round. “I’m happy that the guys played well today. Hopefully, we play more consistent in our next games,” head coach Boyet Fernandez said. It was Canlas’ layup that punctuated the 17-9 run that broke the game open and built up a 35-24 San Beda lead in the second quarter. Bolick and Mocon then joined in on the fun in the third, conspiring for a 12-2 rush that boosted their team in front, 51-33, at the midway mark of the quarter. The Pirates didn’t quit and ramped up the pressure in the final frame with MJ Ayaay’s fastbreak layup pulling them within 68-73 with 36.8 ticks to go. After Spencer Pretta turned the ball over, though, the Red Lions’ graduating guard made good on two free throws to put the game away. This is the first time in the last two years that Bolick and company have triumphed over their new challengers in the eliminations. “We’re happy we got this one and that the monkey is finally off our backs. Ang daming nagsasabing we cannot beat them,” their mentor said. In the end, the King Lion had 18 points, five rebounds, and two assists while Canlas had his own 18 markers and six boards. Mocon and Donald Tankoua both contributed double-doubles as well with the former finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds and the latter ending with 15 markers and 14 boards. More than that, however, it was the defense that keyed the defending champions’ big-time win. Indeed, the best defense in the league suffocated LPU to way below their 87.6 points per game and CJ Perez to way below his 19.2 markers per game. Perez only had nine points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals in this one while Mike Nzeusseu topped the scoring column with 16 markers and six boards. Unable to break free from their opponents’ suffocating defense, the Pirates sank to 15-3 and settled for the second-seed. They will be matchup up opposite Colegio de San Juan de Letran. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 75 – Bolick 18, Canlas 18, Tankoua 15, Mocon 13, Oftana 3, Presbitero 2, Soberano 2, Nelle 2, Carino 2, Doliguez 0, Abuda 0, Eugene 0, Tongco 0, Cuntapay 0 LPU 68 – Nzeusseu 16, Marcelino JC 14, Ayaay 11, Perez 9, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 4, Caduyac 2, Tansingco 2, Santos 2, Valdez 2, Ibanez 0, Serrano 0, Lumbao 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 39-31, 59-46, 75-68 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

The Bistro Group enhances loyalty program with Bistro Frequent Foodie App powered by RUSH

Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu (5th from left) and The Bistro Group President and COO Jean Paul Manuud (6th from left) show the new BFF mobile app. Together with them are (from L-R): Rec.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Toyota and Grab Philippines establish partnership

MANILA, Philippines - Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is proud to announce its partnership with Grab, the leading online-to-offline mobile platform in Southeast Asia. What started as an initiative b.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Toyota offers easy vehicle ownership to Grab drivers

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) has partnered with Grab for a program covering car replacement and easy vehicle ownership for drivers of the ride-hailing service......»»

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

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Makati City for 6,130,000 – Web reference 113303876 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Call me at 0955-433-7767 SAN LORENZO PLACE EDSA cor Chino Roces Ave Makati City Linked to Magallanes Station Viber: 0927-659-6198 PROMO! 8% DISCOUNT ADDITIONAL 10% Discount for Cash Payments! FREE AIRCON FREE LED TV FREE KITCHEN SHOWCASE CHANCE TO WIN TRIP TO KOREA FOR 2 RUSH MOVE IN Ready for occupancy 3-4 weeks move in… link: 2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Makati City for 6,130,000 – Web reference 113303876 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Alden Richards& rsquo; & lsquo;Adrenaline Rush& rsquo; concert to air on SNBO

Alden Richards& rsquo; & lsquo;Adrenaline Rush& rsquo; concert to air on SNBO.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 13th, 2018Related News

Avoid Christmas rush! PHLPost says send mail, parcels before these dates

MANILA, Philippines – To make sure air and surface mail and parcels reach their countries of destination in time for Christmas and the New Year, the Office of the Postmaster General has set deadlines for sending them. Postmaster General Joel Otarra said on Saturday, October 13, the advisory is ........»»

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

The Filipinos’ right to run for public office

The big rush yesterday by a huge number of aspirants to file certificates of candidacy for public office makes us wonder, “What is the extent of the Filipino citizens’ rights in our elections?” Most of us instinctively believe that each of us, as Filipino citizens, has the civil or political right to run for election [...] The post The Filipinos’ right to run for public office appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Beauty picks that make the best work companions

Everyone's getting busier; the holiday rush is here. The moment I got off the plane from my three-week trip to the United States, I immediately thought about the other stuff I had to accomplish: meetings, shoots, brainstorming sessions, family duties, product launches and, lest I forget, sitting down to write my weekly take on fashion and beauty. Testing out beauty products is one of the perks of being busy, since there's nothing more satisfying than seeing one's eyeliner still intact even after a long day.     I bring Make Up for Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Corrector & Concealer with me when I need to make sure I've got clear skin. It has five ...Keep on reading: Beauty picks that make the best work companions.....»»

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

MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears - Philippine Star

MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears - Philippine Star.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

Mga mall sa Metro Manila, 11 am na magbubukas sa Nov. 5 – Jan. 14, 2019 mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes – Manila Video

Abiso po ngayong malapit nang mag-Pasko. Simula sa November 5, alas-11 na po ng umaga magbubukas ang mga mall sa Metro Manila mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes. ‘Yan ay para maibsan ang traffic tuwing rush hour. Nakatutok si Ian Cruz. 24 Oras is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales.… link: Mga mall sa Metro Manila, 11 am na magbubukas sa Nov. 5 – Jan. 14, 2019 mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 8th, 2018Related News

MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears

Say goodbye to your Friday sale in shopping malls starting next month after the government and private mall operators agreed on various measures to ease traffic conditions on Metro Manila roads during the holiday season. Source link link: MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 8th, 2018Related News

Illegal miners try their luck in Mozambique ruby rush

MONTEPUEZ, Mozambique: Deep inside a forest, sweating men haul earth out of rough excavation holes and carry it in bags on their backs to a stream. Then they sift for the small, red stones that could make their fortune—miners say they have sold single rubies for thousands of dollars, many times the local monthly wage [...] The post Illegal miners try their luck in Mozambique ruby rush appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 8th, 2018Related News

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

    TOKYO --- Toyota Motor Corp. says it has issued a recall for 2.43 million hybrid vehicles in Japan and elsewhere for potential problems with stalling.   The company said Friday that in rare cases the vehicles might fail to enter a "failsafe" driving mode, lose power and stall. Power steering and braking would still work but a stall at a fast speed could increase risks of a crash.   The recall applies to some Toyota Prius and Auris hybrids made from October 2008-November 2014. The vehicles were involved in an earlier recall that did not fix the previously unanticipated problem that is being addressed now, the company said in a statement. &n...Keep on reading: Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems.....»»

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

Toyota, Softbank unveil tie-up, eye autonomous vehicle services

    Japanese car giant Toyota and conglomerate Softbank on Thursday announced they would create a joint venture to provide "new mobility services" including autonomous vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company will be called "Monet" -- short for "mobility network" -- and will be 50.25 percent owned by Softbank, with the remainder held by Toyota. Monet would be created by April 2019 and would have an initial capital injection of 2.0 billion yen ($17.5 million), rising eventually to 10 billion yen, said the new firm's CEO Junichi Miyakawa. By the second half of the next decade, the new firm would be rolling out autonomous services using Toy...Keep on reading: Toyota, Softbank unveil tie-up, eye autonomous vehicle services.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 4th, 2018Related News

Two Filipinas killed in Palmdale, California car crash

PALMDALE, California-- Two Filipino women were killed early morning last Saturday when their SUV crashed into a truck parked in a construction zone on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Rosario B. Agmata, 61, of Lancaster andErlinda B. Fernandez, 68, from the Philippines died at the scene of the accident. Agmata drove her 2018 Toyota Highlander at a high rate of speed to the left of a row of traffic cones in place due to roadway construction. For an unknown reason the vehicle entered the construction zone and crashed into a truck parked on the right shoulder. Alcohol or drugs were not suspected as factors in the incident, according to authorities....Keep on reading: Two Filipinas killed in Palmdale, California car crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 3rd, 2018Related News

Floppy disks, pagers, Batibot: 'HowOldAreYou throwback to simpler days

#HowOldAreYou is trending on Twitter, and Filipinos are looking back to simpler times. The hosts of radio program “The Morning Rush” invited Filipinos to join the #HowOldAreYou trend that sprung up on Twitter in the past few days. The mechanics are simple: post a few memories from your younger days to give others an idea […] The post Floppy disks, pagers, Batibot: #HowOldAreYou throwback to simpler days appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 3rd, 2018Related News