LOOK: Miss Earth candidates plant mangroves in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY – Miss Earth 2018 candidates recently joined a mangrove-planting activity at Barangay Puro in Legazpi City.  It was a way to "give back" to the planet. Miss Earth is a pageant that focuses on environmental issues. “We cut a tree, so we have to plant a new one. This symbolize that ........»»

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PBA: San Miguel gaining steam after stopping TNT

San Miguel Beer posted back-to-back wins after rallying past TNT, 107-96, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. The Beermen closed the game on a 32-10 surge after trailing by 11 points at the 9:46 mark of the fourth quarter. It was a crucial win for San Miguel Beer, which appeared to have put its early struggles behind. The Beermen rose to sixth place with a 4-4 mark while also stopping the KaTropa's three-game winning run. Kevin Murphy almost had a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for San Miguel while Christian Standhardinger added a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Marqus Blake...Keep on reading: PBA: San Miguel gaining steam after stopping TNT.....»»

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Texas could be Ferrari’s last stand in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas --- Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session. A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver Sebastian Vettel: Win Sunday or stay close enough to Hamilton to keep alive their rapidly-vanishing hopes of winning the season championship. "We are here to compete with a mission impossible," Arrivabene said Friday. "I know the numbers are all against us ... our job is to go there to the track without giving up." That's an apt summation of Ferrari's fading title chances o...Keep on reading: Texas could be Ferrari’s last stand in 2018.....»»

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PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes

  Heartache and anguish; loneliness and longing; ruminations over love lost---these are some of the things Sam Smith had written about in the past and delved into for his second album, "The Thrill of It All." By the British crooner's own admission, his music, at times, can get "a little bit depressing."   Earlier this month, Sam brought his ongoing world tour of the same title to SM Mall of Asia Arena. And while the night's set did hew closely to such themes, never for a minute did the show feel bleak or overwrought.   Onstage, he delivered his songs---not as someone still inhabiting a space of sadness and self-pity---but as someone who can now look back...Keep on reading: PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes.....»»

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Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

  PJ Raval's documentary "Call Her Ganda" is on a roll, winning awards in North America and Europe. The docu tackles the landmark case of Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who was murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in 2014.   Raval's acclaimed movie won the Jury Award for best documentary at the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Florida on Oct. 13. Founded in 1990, the Tampa event is considered "one of the largest and longest-running [festivals] of its kind in the world."   The US-Philippine production was also the best documentary runner-up at the Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival in Georgia on Oct. 7. &nbs...Keep on reading: Jennifer Laude docu on a roll.....»»

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Caitriona Balfe on intimate ‘Outlander’ scenes

  LOS ANGELES---"Shhh," Caitriona Balfe reacted with a smile when she was asked recently about turning 39. The "Outlander" star looked stunning in a yellow turtleneck and a black skirt.   "Because I am in a place in my life where I'm very happy, It's easy to be OK about aging and life," said the actress about turning 40 next year. "I've been so lucky I've had such an incredible experience. I've had the opportunity to travel the world. I've had the opportunity to live in so many different places.   "If the next 40 years of my life are like the previous 40, then I'm very excited. It will be, yeah, bring on the adventure."   In Season 4 of "Outla...Keep on reading: Caitriona Balfe on intimate ‘Outlander’ scenes.....»»

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Soshal Climbing at Manila Art 2018 – Manila Video

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Binay feted by World Scout

Binay feted by World Scout Source link link: Binay feted by World Scout.....»»

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World yawns on UN’s climate apocalypse, IPCC autopsy at hand

YEN MAKABENTA First word IN a column last September (‘Climate change’ faces same fate as ‘population bomb’, Manila Times, Sept. 22, 2018), I suggested that the global warming hysteria is tracking the same trajectory as the population bomb in the 1970s. I wrote: “Climate change (aka ‘global warming’) will face abandonment in the same way… link: World yawns on UN’s climate apocalypse, IPCC autopsy at hand.....»»

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1st Philippine DreadFest (2018): Manila Gathering – Manila Video

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High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked Tour Manila – Manila Video

#PFTWTourManila High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco live at Mall Of Asia Arena. Manila, Philippines. October 20, 2018 Thank you so much Panic! At The Disco. It’s been years since I first heard your music and I still love it until this day. Money and time well spent. Will make a vlog about this… link: High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked Tour Manila – Manila Video.....»»

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The Last (Plastic) Straw

Plastics accumulating in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges that the world faces today. Every year, millions of pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans from the coastal region......»»

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UAAP Season 81: Ateneo s Angelo Kouame is playing like his NBA idol Joel Embiid

Ateneo de Manila University's Angelo Kouame gave another MVP-worthy performance in the UAAP Season 81 after dropping 33 points and 27 rebounds. Kouame was heralded with "MVP! MVP" chants once again from the Ateneo crowd as he found his way to the bench in the dying seconds of the match. MVP chants from the Ateneo crowd as Angelo Kouame walked to the bench. He finished the game with 33 points (15-of-17), 27 rebounds. @abscbnsports — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) October 20, 2018 "I'm really thankful for whatever they give. It's also kind of motivation for me so I'm really thankful," he said. In the end of the first round, the student-athlete from Ivory Coast placed third among the possible MVP candidates in the UAAP next to UE's Alvin Pasaol and UP's Bright Akhuetie. With how his performance is going and how Ateneo has been racking up wins, he is well on his way to the highest individual honors in the UAAP. But the 6-foot-10 center has bigger dreams than an UAAP MVP plum. "My own mindset is I want to be more than that [MVP], I'm trying to make it to the NBA if I can," he shared. Interestingly, his 33-point performance came a day after his NBA idol, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, had a 30-point game too. "Joel Embiid is [my favorite NBA player], of course! He has the skill, he can dribble, his really strong, he can shoot, he can do everything on the court," shared Kouame to ABS-CBN Sports. Cameroonian Embiid made it rain in the NBA on Friday with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks in the Sixers' win over Chicago Bulls. When Kouame was informed about Embiid's statistics and realized the similarities, his face lit up. "God blessed us! 30 points also? Oh! I watched the video of that but I didn't know what was happening," Kouame exclaimed. Just like Kouame, Embiid is also included in the very early MVP talks in the NBA. "He is such an example for me. I want to be like him," added Kouame. To make things more interesting, Kouame shared that some friends of his told him that he has little bit of physical resemblance with Embiid. "People said that [we kind of look alike] actually," Kouame shared in between laughs. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

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The action-packed pilot episode of LeBron s Lakers

By Favian Pua "Let me shut up." At the 9:25 mark of the first quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT analyst Chris Webber found himself caught in mid-sentence. Webber was passionately defending JaVale McGee’s legitimacy as an NBA player when LeBron James intercepted a pass intended for Al-Farouq Aminu and saw a wide-open runway. Understanding the historical gravity of what was about to take place, Webber immediately uttered those four words and gave color commentator Marv Albert the floor as James accelerated towards the basket. “James off the steal... James with the stuff!” LeBron James THROWS IT DOWN for the @Lakers! 👑🔥 🏀: #LakeShow x #RipCity 📺: @NBAonTNT — NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2018 Delirium. And with that sequence, so began the circus. It only seemed fitting that Webber called the game in Moda Center for James’ regular season debut with the Lakers. Nearly 15 years ago, he was also a spectator, or rather a witness, when James made his ballyhooed NBA debut against Webber’s Sacramento Kings. That spectacle was the first paragraph of James’ ever-growing narrative. As @KingJames embarks on a new journey with the @Lakers, #TBT to his NBA debut in 2003! 🔥 Lakers vs. Trail Blazers // 10:30pm ET on TNT! 📺 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2018 As a historian of the game, James fully understands the implications of his move to Los Angeles. Win, and he will see himself elevated among the greatest to ever wear purple and gold. Lose, and no blockbuster Hollywood film can compensate for his shortcomings, leaving the door open for critics to question yet again whether his championship resume was padded by an inferior Eastern Conference. To reach his goal of playing for another ring, he will need to rely on his youthful teammates and trust the front office to shoulder the massive burden and expectations. “Anytime you fall, stay down. Your brother (is) gonna come pick you up,” James told his teammates in a brief huddle during a deadball situation. That mindset is what a team in flux needs. Having each other’s back is high on the priority list because building trust is as important as racking up wins. "Anytime y'all fall, stay down. Your brother'll come pick you up." - @KingJames — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018 The opening night loss to the Blazers serves as a heavy dose of reality check for the Lakers. They are not yet close to unseating the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have emerging talent, but they do not boast of a Big Three, such as what James was flanked with during his previous stops with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon Ingram is the team’s de facto second option, but he is not yet in the same stratosphere as Dwyane Wade or Kyrie Irving. Kyle Kuzma is tantalizing, but asking him to fill the shoes of Chris Bosh or Kevin Love this season is a Herculean task. James arrived in Los Angeles as the elder statesman, but he might discover the fountain of youth with his new comrades. Since he came into the league, none of James’ teams finished higher than 12th in terms of pace over the course of a season. These Lakers, with an average age of 24.7, are much younger than any of the squads James has been on. They can play with unbridled energy that can reinvigorate James, and make him feel like a 16-year-old rather than someone playing in his 16th season as a pro. The 82-game grind will serve as test of endurance for the Baby Lakers. The beauty of the regular season is that this squad will undergo several iterations as they search for their most optimal rotations. One thing is for sure: the three-man unit of Lonzo Ball, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley should not be on the court at the same time again under any circumstance. What exactly do you root for when you root for the Lakers? Is it the legacies and winning tradition established by the legends who came before? Is it the current roster and this collection of misfit toys? Is it the idealized #FutureLaker, the one who could alter the trajectory of this franchise and deliver it to greater heights? Or is it the simple fact that they employ the greatest player of this generation? One thing is certain: throughout the course of the season, LeBron and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be putting their own spin on, perhaps even reclaiming Joakim Noah's “Hollywood as Hell” utterance. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

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Russian charged in US election meddling case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova alleges that Russians are using some of […].....»»

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Gov t institutions satisfaction ratings up in September 2018 – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court (SC), and the Cabinet all increased in the 3rd quarter of 2018, according to polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS). SWS released its 3rd quarter survey results on Friday, October 19. The Senate's net satisfaction rating increased ........»»

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iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Smart postpaid rates

MANILA, Philippines – Shortly after Globe published its iPhone Xs and Xs Max postpaid packages, Smart followed with its own. (READ:  At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote )   What's most interesting is that Smart appears to have cheaper initial cash-out prices than Globe in majority of the packages. For the P599 monthly plan, for instance, Smart ........»»

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LOOK: Jimmy Butler booed then showered with MVP chants

MANILA, Philippines – It has been a love-hate relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The controversial star was greeted with both disapproval and admiration as the Timberwolves played at home for the first time in the 2018-2019 NBA season on Friday, October 19 (Saturday, October 20, Manila time).  From ........»»

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DPWH: Boracay Circumferential Road to fully open by December 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Saturday, October 20, that the alignment of the 4.1-kilometer Circumferential Road in top tourist destination Boracay Island will be open by December. The DPWH said maintenance crew endured 55 days of rainy weather since construction started in ........»»

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