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Man stabs rat, faces criminal rap

MADISON, Wisconsin, United States --- A Wisconsin man is charged with a crime after police say he stabbed a friend's pet rat. The State Journal reports 27-year-old Anthony Washington Jr. of Madison was charged Tuesday with animal mistreatment for last month's incident. Police say Washington described it as an "execution" that happened because he was "in a rage." Authorities had responded to a disconnected 911 call on Dec. 16 outside the Biotron Laboratory on the UW-Madison campus, where they found a woman cradling her badly injured pet rat. Officials say the rat suffered multiple injuries and was eventually euthanized on Jan. 7. Washington was also charged with forgery after...Keep on reading: Man stabs rat, faces criminal rap.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 4 hr. 29 min. ago Related News

YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

MANILA, Philippines --- YouTube has banned users from sharing videos of dangerous pranks that put people's lives in jeopardy in its platform.   In an update to its policies on harmful or dangerous content on Wednesday, the video-sharing platform said, "Challenges that present an apparent risk of death are not allowed on YouTube."   "Content that features a child participating in dangerous challenges that pose an imminent risk of injury or bodily harm are also not allowed on YouTube," the update added.   The site also banned "pranks that lead victims to believe they are in physical danger or that can cause real physical harm."   Further, You...Keep on reading: YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges.....»»

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Nicko Falcis hits back at Kris for saying his family ‘pawns’ to political powers

"At least now it's confirmed: how you rich and powerful people think of us working class --- who have to claw our way to get the proper education to earn a rightful degree, so we can then work long and hard to provide properly for our families." This was Nicko Falcis' reply to Kris Aquino after the latter went live on Facebook on Jan. 15 while in Singapore. In the video, which was also uploaded to Aquino's YouTube account "The Aquinos," she mentioned that the Falcis family is just "pawns" to bigger political powers. "The Falcis family don't realize they are just pawns, parang sa chess," Aquino said then. "They are expendable, being used by bigger political powers, yun ang ibig ...Keep on reading: Nicko Falcis hits back at Kris for saying his family ‘pawns’ to political powers.....»»

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Evardone facing graft rap with Ombudsman

TACLOBAN CITY---Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone is facing a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for an act that happened about 10 years ago. Evardone, who was governor at that time, was accused by Edilberto Grata, Jr., for violation of section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act as his questioned acts allegedly resulted to 'undue injury' to the provincial government of Eastern Samar. Grata, a resident of Can-avid, also in Eastern Samar, in his complaint before the anti-graft court on Jan.14, stated that Evardone committed graft involving P5.37 million by extending financial assistance to the Liga ng mga Barangay-Eastern Samar. The assistance was u...Keep on reading: Evardone facing graft rap with Ombudsman.....»»

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PBA: Patience is a virtue for Calvin, Phoenix

With star forward Calvin Abueva struggling against Meralco, Phoenix head coach Louie Alas could have easily shut down the Beast for the night. In some ways he did, but when Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins fouled out, the Pulse Fuel Masters had no choice but to have Abueva back in the game. It paid off the have the Beast in the end, as Calvin eventually hit the game-winning putback in overtime as Phoenix survived the Bolts in a thriller. Abueva only made two baskets all game, both came in the extra five minutes. Calvin finished wiith nine points on 2/13 shooting. “Really, patience is a virtue. Actually understatement eh, yung masama yung laro. Walang shinoot,” Alas said of Abueva. “Pero good thing yung mga assistant coach ko sabi, ‘coach pagpasensyahan mo, kailangan mo yan sa dulo.’ And it happened, it happened. Sa kanya yung winning basket,” he added. Phoenix looked like it had no business winning the game against Meralco, especially in regulation. The Pulse Fuel Masters lost an early 18-point lead and failed to cash in on multiple attempts to break an 83-all deadlock in the fourth quarter. Come overtime, Phoenix was down one after giving up a clutch three from Chris Newsome with 11 seconds to go. “I have to give credit sa resiliency ng mga players ko,” Alas said. “Siguro isang overtime pa, puro cramps na yan. Sabi nga sa akin ng assistant coach ko, 'coach, tigil na natin yung full court pressure.' But sabi ko, 'doon tayo nagli-live up.' So we just have to finish it. Kahit ilang overtime mangyari,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports15 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – YouTube on Tuesday, January 15, clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky "challenges" prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content inciting dangerous activities likely to result in serious harm. But the clarifications ........»»

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NBI sought to block negative ad vs Duterte — Google

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) tried to block a YouTube video against President Duterte months after he won the 2016 elections, according to technology company Google......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Army, Reds clash anew in Miag-ao town

TROOPS from the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) figured in another armed encounter in Miag-ao, Iloilo on Sunday. The clashencounter happened at Barangay Dalije, some 3 kilometers from Alimodias village where the January 11 clash happened. Lieutenant Colonel Sisenando Magbalot Jr., 61st IB commander, said 61IB troops encountered an […] The post Army, Reds clash anew in Miag-ao town appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2019Related News

A new jihad: Helping Marawi

(Read Part 1 here : Seeds of insurgency: The youth of Marawi) MARAWI, Philippines – Zaldy and Sakeena's view of jihad was shaken when they saw Moros struggling in evacuation centers days after the Marawi siege in May 2017. "Look at what happened to our fellow Muslims, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2019Related News

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Duterte and the Boy Scout Salute

I mean what happened to the scout three finger insignia and salute signifying service and honor doing one’s best?.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] President Duterte molested his maid. He’s not the only Filipino man to do so

Novelita Palisoc remembers the girl who was probably 16 or 17 years old at the most. She cried as she recounted how her employer groped her. All she wanted to do was make some extra money to go to school but when it happened, all she could do was ........»»

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

Watch: Dramatic rescue of wandering child

An alert bus driver spotted a barefooted toddler wandering on a highway in Milwaukee, USA and rescued the child before he froze to death. The rescue recorded on the bus’ camera happened on 22 December with Irena Ivic pulling over and grabbing the crying child wearing only a diaper and shirt. Ivic, who works for […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News

3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

  OTTAWA, Ontario --- A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during Friday's rush hour, and Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and 23 injured.   Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested after the crash, but he declined to provide details on why she has been detained. He said police were still investigating the cause of the crash.   Mayor Jim Watson said two of those who died were on the bus and the other was in the shelter.   Ottawa Hospital's trauma center said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the crash.   The accident happened at the Westboro station in ...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 12th, 2019Related News

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2019Related News

3 hurt after car rams tricycle in Quezon City

  MANILA, Philippines -- Three people were injured after a car hit a tricycle in Quezon City on Thursday night. A witness, who requested not to be named for security reasons, toldINQUIRER.netthe incident happened along Sto. Domingo Street corner Calamba Street around 9 p.m. The witness said a silver sedan with license plate number NLI 820, crashed on a tricycle and wounded the three persons, who were consequently given medical aid. According to the witness, the car's driver, who was allegedly drunk, even tried to flee from the scene and was only cornered by concerned citizens at Amoranto corner Don Jose Streets minutes after the incident.   Nam...Keep on reading: 3 hurt after car rams tricycle in Quezon City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 10th, 2019Related News

GALLERY: Players, coaches hype up new season with PBA Media Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hToRzMH6L7E PBA players, coaches, team officials, and media alike came down to Solaire to hype up the start of the 2019 season with the PBA media day. A first in the PBA's 42 years, the league gave chance to media to talk to players in a much more relaxed setting to talk about their careers and the upcoming season, which is opening on Sunday. ...Keep on reading: GALLERY: Players, coaches hype up new season with PBA Media Day.....»»

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Andre Braugher leads ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ to a new network

LOS ANGELES --- When Andre Braugher learned last May that Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was canceled, it was an ending that he'd anticipated after five years and softening ratings. "When we weren't on the schedule for Fox, I said to my wife, 'Here's the new chapter, or whatever it is. Let's see what it brings.' And then I went to bed." Morning arrived with the news that the police sitcom was getting a second chance at NBC, which had decided there was life left in the series produced by corporate sibling Universal Television. It begins its new season Thursday. "I missed all the drama. I have no idea what happened overnight," said Braugher, whose steady gaze and thoughtful manner...Keep on reading: Andre Braugher leads ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ to a new network.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 9th, 2019Related News

The Six Fix: YouTube Channels That Every Literary Geek Should Subscribe To

Here's proof that literature still thrives in the digital age......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 8th, 2019Related News

In Focus: These YouTube Channels That Every Literary Geek Should Subscribe To

Here's proof that literature still thrives in the digital age......»»

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