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Explore urban living in nature outside of the metro

The honking of horns, the screeching of tires --- they've all become the tunes to your everyday life in the city. For urban dwellers like yourself, you wake up and sleep to the noise that fills every corner of the bustling metropolis. Imagine if you could start the morning in a quiet, peaceful suburb embedded in nature where the loudest sounds would come from the gentle chirping of the birds, all while still having everything you need around you. Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), the Philippines' leading developer of sustainable estates and Leonio Land Holdings Inc. (LLHI)envisions exactly that. The joint venture of these two developers is now turning a long-time plan into a reality wit...Keep on reading: Explore urban living in nature outside of the metro.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

2-time F1 champ Alonso hints Indy 500 return possible

By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires from Formula One. The McLaren driver raced at Indianapolis in 2017. He led 27 laps and was in contention to win until his engine failed in an appearance that made a splash with race fans. He skipped the race this year to be part of the winning team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The two-time Formula One champion spoke Thursday ahead of this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix. He said racing Indianapolis remained an "attractive" idea but said he's not ready to reveal his 2019 plans yet. Alonso said any driver from a different series who would consider racing the Indy 500 would have a lot to think about. Testing the car on an oval track wore him out physically, he said. "They need to commit to the race," Alonso said. "I think if they just want to do a test they will never do the race after testing the car, because it feels quite bad. The car is self-steering to the left, you go on the straights and you are turning right and it feels very weird to drive the car. "But then in the race it is just a different thing. You wake up your competitive instinct and you forget about all these weird things that those cars have and it's a lot of fun. It's part of history," Alonso said. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo suggested he'd rather watch Alonso. "Ovals creep me out a little bit. I won't lie," Ricciardo said. "It was cool watching Fernando do it.".....»»

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

‘Tough job’ for Pietro’s future GF

  Pietro Boselli, aka "the world's hottest math teacher," recently asked his fans to send him questions via Instagram Story.   The Italian sensation, who has 2.6 million followers on the image-sharing app and over 630,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, actively uploads photos and videos of his workout sessions, his downtime, and even his TEDx talk on physical and mental fitness.   Asked if he liked teaching, the former mathematics lecturer responded, "It's definitely a fulfilling activity."   How much sleep does he get every day? "Not as much as I should! I wake up early in the morning ... I get about five to six hours a day," said Bosell...Keep on reading: ‘Tough job’ for Pietro’s future GF.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Future of Paul Allen s sports holdings remains unclear

By Tim Booth, Associated Press RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Paul Allen’s love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle. In the wake of his death, Allen’s ownership of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and NFL’s Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in his absence. No one is providing many details yet about the succession plans for Allen’s franchise holdings in the wake of his death Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His primary franchises were the Blazers and Seahawks, although he also owned a small stake in Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. “Paul thoughtfully addressed how the many institutions he founded and supported would continue after he was no longer able to lead them. This isn’t the time to deal in those specifics as we focus on Paul’s family,” according to a statement from Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc. “We will continue to work on furthering Paul’s mission and the projects he entrusted to us. There are no changes imminent for Vulcan, the teams, the research institutes or museums.” For now, Allen’s teams will continue to be overseen by Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, an arm of the company he created. His sister, Jody Allen, and executive Bert Kolde were the other members of the Seahawks’ board of directors with Allen. Jody Allen may take a more prominent role with the NFL franchise going forward. “It doesn’t feel like it’s time to be engaging in that conversation. We’re more into the conversation about recognizing what took place and how to respect Paul and his desires and all of that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “There’s plenty of time to talk about all that stuff. It’s not even a factor in our minds. I understand the interest but there will be plenty of time. “Nothing is changing. Paul wouldn’t want us to do anything different than what we’re doing, which is to go for it and to represent it every way we can until you can’t. And we’re going to go for it just in that fashion.” A similar message was being relayed in Portland, where Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey and Vulcan Sports and Entertainment CEO Chris McGowan spoke about Allen. The Trail Blazers are dealing with the death of Allen just a couple of days before beginning the regular season at home against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. “At this point we’re just dealing with the death and we don’t have any imminent announcements,” McGowan said. “At an appropriate time I’m sure we’ll come and talk with everyone about what potentially could happen but right now we’re just dealing with the grief.” Olshey said his final phone conversation with Allen was in early October with the owner asking if the Blazers GM was watching that night’s preseason games. “He wanted to talk basketball,” Olshey said. “One of the things that is really unique about Paul is that everything was bifurcated. ... If he wanted to talk hoops, he talked hoops. If he wanted to talk music, he called Mick Jagger. If he wanted to talk football, he called Pete Carroll. Who else gets that?” ___ AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Netherlands in ‘cyberwar’ with Russia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands is in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld told Dutch television Sunday, speaking in the wake of an alleged hacking attempt by four Russians in The Hague. “What happened is really dangerous,” Bijleveld told Dutch broadcaster NPO, referring to the incident, which happened in April outside the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone

PANAMA CITY, US -- Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents, loved ones trying to reach them, and the work crews struggling to bring them relief. "We have had some sites come back in service following the restoration of fiber links," cable operator Verizon said in a statement Friday. It has deployed five mobile cell sites with satellite connections "to assist with recovery efforts" while full service is restored. But in Michael's devastated wake, and with tens of thousands still without electricity or electronic communications,...Keep on reading: Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Paul Syjuco seeks inspiration from female jewelry designers

  In the wake of Celine-gate, when the outcry over Hedi Slimane's decimation of Phoebe Philo's legacy generated probably more angry-mournful tweets than the last celebrity cheating scandal, everyone is now asking themselves: What next?   Everyone is looking to female designers to fill the Philo-shaped void in their hearts. And to seek refuge in the body-friendly, womanly sensibility of the former Celine director.   Now, people are turning to other female design voices and perspectives.   In the case of jewelry designer Paul Syjuco, he found himself inspired by the work of two women artists of the golden age of the Art Deco period: Suzanne Belp...Keep on reading: Paul Syjuco seeks inspiration from female jewelry designers.....»»

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

President Duterte Condoles with Kin of PDEA Agents Killed in Lanao Del Sur

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 10, visited the wake of five Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents who were assassinated in Lanao del Sur. During his visit at Camp Siongco where the remains of the drug enforcement officers lie, the President personally condoled with the family of the fallen PDEA agents and assured […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon, moving her one step closer to a head coaching seat. "There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm." And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well. The NBA routinely gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. Still, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in a memo to teams in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks' embarrassing scandal. Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in their workforce, but beyond a handful — including Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson — the next step for the league seems to be more women in positions of power such as CEOs and COOs. Memphis guard Mike Conley said it's important for basketball, business and society itself to have women in positions of authority. "We welcome it, and we do want to see more of that," Conley said, "and I think that will help bridge that gray area and all the things that have been happening with the Mavs and situations like that and hopefully it will never occur" again. The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices but a B for its gender hiring practices this summer from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports . That puts the NBA "significantly above" other professional sports, even as the number of women hired at the team level dropped for a third straight year with the percentage of women in team vice presidents and professional staff dipping as well, according to the report's author, Richard Lapchick. When the NBA began investigating a report of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct involving the former team president, the Mavericks did not have one woman at the executive level. Owner Mark Cubanhired former AT&T senior executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO and president in February , promoted four women to executive roles and now has eight women among 18 leadership roles. A memo obtained by The Associated Press last month shows the NBA plans workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on the diversity and inclusion efforts. The NBA also set up an anonymous tip line after the Mavs' story broke. NBA teams surveyed by The Associated Press say they've already been holding seminars on workplace conduct and putting women in leadership roles. Irina Pavlova represented the Nets on the Board of Governors before leaving last year and was replaced by a woman as president of the company that runs the Nets, Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. The Toronto Raptors have Teresa Resch as vice president of basketball operations and player development, and Dr. Lisa Callahan is chief medical officer for both the Knicks and the WNBA's Liberty. The Miami Heat recently hired Ruth Riley Hunter as its newest television and radio analyst, a move in motion before Silver talked about wanting more women in the NBA. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has seen the number of women in the NBA jump dramatically since he joined the league in 1986 and believes its heading in the right direction. Chantal Hassard has been with the Grizzlies since the franchise was in Vancouver and is entering her third season as VP of team operations and player programs. Memphis also just brought back Nicki Gross as a basketball analyst after she was the D-League's only woman assistant in 2015 with Iowa. "I think it adds a viewpoint, a skillset that is very beneficial for the teams," Wallace said. Silver wants teams hiring more women, including jobs with power, so the NBA is going to help. The NBA plans an event at the All-Star break in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February to grow the "pipeline of female talent in basketball operations roles." Lapchick said hiring more women has to be a combination of efforts by both the NBA and its teams. "Teams saw the results in Dallas with no women in leadership to stop/confront bad behavior, which I believe is not uncommon toward women in the workplace in and out of sport," Lapchick told the AP. "Adam has the respect to push and I am impressed by the NBA's actions after the decline in gender grade when the Report Card was published followed by the post investigation in Dallas." Ethan Casson, CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Lynx, said it can't be a quota approach — and believes there are qualified women in the candidate pools. About 40 percent of Minnesota's full-time employees are women with 35 percent of department heads and above women. He noted how transparent the NBA and its teams have been on this issue. "It's constantly challenging your organization's thinking and creating what that environment is, and that's what makes the diversity inclusion so important," Casson said. "You're a better organization when you're built that way from the ground up." ___ AP Basketball Writers Tim Reynolds and Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell, Andrew Seligman, Janie McCauley, Anne M. Peterson, Schuyler Dixon, Pat Graham, Tom Withers, Howard Fendrich, Brett Martel, Kyle Hightower and AP freelance writers Raul Dominguez, Clay Bailey and Ian Harrison contributed to this report......»»

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

Palace: Steps being taken vs rising prices

Malacañang has issued fresh assurance of relief in the wake of new record high inflation in September, saying President Duterte’s directives like relaxing procedures for agriculture importation and cracking down on profiteers would cushion the impact of soaring prices......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Parents asked to look into ‘brainwashing’ in campuses — AFP

In the wake of furor over the military’s tagging some Metro Manila schools as communist recruitment centers, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. clarified yesterday that their investigation was prompted by requests from parents themselves. Source link link: Parents asked to look into ‘brainwashing’ in campuses — AFP.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News

Parents asked to look into ‘brainwashing’ in campuses — AFP

In the wake of furor over the military’s tagging some Metro Manila schools as communist recruitment centers, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. clarified yesterday that their investigation was prompted by requests from parents themselves......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

PVL: Cool Smashers respond to early wake up call

Creamline came into the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference as the title favorite especially after its good build up which included a training camp in Thailand. However, the Cool Smashers started on the wrong foot and stumbled in a stinging five-set loss to PetroGazz.     “Well sobrang frustrated namin as a team talaga kasi syempre hindi namin ine-expect na ganoon kasama ‘yung pagkatalo namin kasi we’ve been training hard for the past few months,” said top hitter Alyssa Valdez. The Cool Smashers bowed down to the Angels in five sets, 25-27, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 5-15. It was a crushing loss especially with the fifth set result with Creamline squandering an early 4-0 lead as PetroGazz answered with a 15-1 barrage to steal the match.     “It’s a wake up call, it’s an early wake up call sa amin and it’s a good thing ganoon na panggising. We hope na talagang natuto kami,” said Valdez. The Cool Smashers responded on Wednesday with an emphatic sweep of Tacloban, 25-15, 25-21, 25-15, despite playing their second game without veteran libero Mel Gohing.   “Ngayon syempre nanalo kami but we were struggling sa middle ng mga sets so we really have to work on that pa,” said Valdez, who scored 20 points on 15 kills and five aces. Creamline got into trouble in the second set, needing to come back from a 13-16 deficit to get back on the right track and cruise into a straight sets win.      “Kahit nag-struggle kami we make it to a point, we thought and we think talaga na hindi na kailangan mangyari yung nangyari last game kasi sana natuto na kami doon,” Valdez said. The Cool Smashers will face listless Iriga-Navy on Sunday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2018Related News

OCD stops retrieval ops in Cebu, Benguet

RETRIEVAL operations in Naga City in Cebu and Itogon, Benguet, where landslides have buried people in the wake of typhoon “Ompong,” have been stopped after the ground became too soft for the activities to continue, authorities said on Tuesday. Concepcion Ornopia, director for the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas, said stopping of search… link: OCD stops retrieval ops in Cebu, Benguet.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 3rd, 2018Related News

Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

WHEELING, W.Va. --- President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the "ruthless and outrageous tactics" he says Democrats used against the judge. "We see this horrible, horrible, radical group of Democrats. You see what's happening right now," Trump said at a rally with thousands of supporters in West Virginia. Trump won the state in 2016 by 42 percentage points and remains popular there. "And they're determined to take back power by any means necessary. You see the meanness, the nastiness. They don't care who they hurt, who they have to run over ...Keep on reading: Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing.....»»

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

Philippine inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

By Ronn Bautista/reuters.com – A Philippine inventor has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse toward a cheering crowd, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake. Former dancer and camera operator Kyxz Mendiola flew and hovered Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 29th, 2018Related News

Rike keeps options open

Fil-Am forward Troy Rike has a one-and-done deal with NU in the UAAP where he’ll play his last year of collegiate eligibility after four seasons at Wake Forest University in North Carolina then it’s a wide open road to continue his basketball journey......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2018Related News

EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS --- European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament's civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept "a full and independent audit of its platform investigating data protection and security of personal data." The assembly summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May to testify about allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target voters during political campaigns, including the one that brou...Keep on reading: EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook.....»»

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

One super typhoon after another within PAR: Surely this isn’t normal?

Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left billions of damaged properties and many casualties at its wake. As soon as it left, Typhoon Paeng (Trami), another powerful cyclone, just entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Both have been categorized as super typhoons by the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center of the United States Navy. The Philippines’ vicinity is […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 26th, 2018Related News

GenSan still in heightened alert status

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sep) – Authorities sustained the heightened alert status here in the wake of the continuing security threats following the Sept. 16 bomb blast that left eight people wounded. Chief Insp. Jovenson Bayona, operations chief of the city police office, said Wednesday the entire area remains under “Alert Level 4” […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 26th, 2018Related News