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In Focus: Taylor Swift s 'You Need To Calm Down' MV Is A Celebration Of Pride

From RuPaul to Ellen, here are all of Taylor Swift's sick'ning friends who joined her in this wig-snatching vid!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 18th, 2019Related News

In Focus: Taylor Swift s 'You Need To Calm Down' MV Is A Celebration Of Pride

From RuPaul to Ellen, here are all of Taylor Swift's sick'ning friends who joined her in this wig-snatching vid!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 18th, 2019Related News

Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot s Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Gold's Gym-Pasig Kings remain the gold standard in Philippine 3x3 basketball. The quartet of Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, Dylan Ababou, and Nikola Pavlovic ended the dream start of Phenom-Basilan Steel, picking up a 21-15 win with 2:08 to spare, in the finals of the 1st leg ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Gold Gym-Pasig overpowers Phenom-Basilan to bag Chooks-to-Go Cebu-leg title

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Gold’s Gym-Pasig claimed the Cebu leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Patriot’s Cup’s presented by Coca-Cola after they crushed the Phenom-Basilan Steel, 21-15, in the finals on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the SM Seaside Cebu. The win pocketed the quartet of Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, Dylan Ababou, and […] The post Gold Gym-Pasig overpowers Phenom-Basilan to bag Chooks-to-Go Cebu-leg title appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

PBA: Jones scores 49 and TNT wins fourth straight for solo lead

Terrence Jones and TNT continue to dominate. Jones is back to his scoring ways and he led the KaTropa to another convincing win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, this time a 104-91 beating of Meralco for the Petron Saturday Special game at the Big Dome. After dishing out 16 assists in the win against Ginebra Wednesday, Jones dropped 49 points against the Bolts and TNT took over first place in the mid-season joust with a 6-1 record. It was the KaTropa’s fourth straight victory. Jones scored 18 straight points for TNT to start the fourth period, allowing the KaTropa to finally pull away from the pesky Bolts. On top of scoring a total of 49 points, his fourth 40-point game in the PBA, Jones also had 18 rebounds and four assists and shot 53 percent from the field, including seven of 11 from deep. After Jones, Ryan Reyes fired 19 points off the bench, shooting six of seven from three-point range. Don Trollano added 16 for TNT, filling in on the scoring department as the KaTropa missed the services of lead guard Jayson Castro. The Blur was out as he tied the knot with his long-time partner. “We’re just happy for the win,” said head coach Bong Ravena. “Kahit wala si Jayson, the rest of the guys stepped up, they played hard,” he added. Meralco got a career-high 32 from Chris Newsome but it wasn’t enough to avoid a two-game losing skid. The Bolts dropped to 3-4 with the loss. New import Jimmie Taylor scored 13 poitns and 18 rebounds for Meralco. He replaced Gani Lawal.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Taylor Swift announces new album Lover

MANILA, Philippines – After over a month of fan speculation and teasers, Taylor Swift announced on Friday, June 14, that her 7th album will be called Lover. Taylor, a singer and songwriter, made the announcement on her social media pages. She had earlier released one song from the album "Me!" ........»»

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

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry opisyal nang nagkaayos

Manila, Philippines – Tuluyan nang natapos na ang bangayan sa pagitan nina Taylor Swift at Katy Perry. Sa post ni Perry sa Instagram nitong Miyerkules, ibinahagi niya ang isang plato ng cookies na may nakasulat […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2019Related News

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry opisyal nang nagkaayos na

Manila, Philippines – Tuluyan nang natapos na ang bangayan sa pagitan nina Taylor Swift at Katy Perry. Sa post ni Perry sa Instagram nitong Miyerkules, ibinahagi niya ang isang plato ng cookies na may nakasulat […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2019Related News

Sudan forces arrest protest leaders after deadly crackdown

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, aides said Saturday, June 8, just days after a bloody crackdown stifled hopes for Sudan's swift democratic transition. The men were arrested after they held meetings on Friday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2019Related News

Shoe brand joins global celebration of love on 'PrideMonth

Adidas joins the global celebration of Pride presenting the newest iteration of Love Unites—a variety of programming that celebrates the proud and unapologetic. Debuting the first week of June, the campaign champions love’s power to change lives. Love Unites marks a global call for people to come together in recognition of the movement’s extraordinary advances since the NYC Stonewall Riots, and its unwavering mission towards growth and equality. “We believe through sport, we have the power to change lives,” said Emmy Negrin, adidas Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Real, positive change is possible when you harness the influence of sport. It’s on all of us to help create a world in which everyone feels safe and can show up as their authentic, unapologetic selves. We see you and we celebrate you, during Pride month and every single day all year long.” Contributing to the resilient LGBTQ+ movement, adidas will support the The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for youth of the community. The brand will contribute a financial donation to assist the organization’s agenda and incite wider awareness of its cause. For more information on The Trevor Project please visit www.thetrevorproject.org. To help bring the campaign to life, adidas enlists pop artist Ace Troy, drag performer Flawless Shade, Father of Kiki House of Flora Brandon Harrison, musician The Last Artful, Dodgr, pro soccer player Taylor Smith and DJ Venus X to share their stories and experiences, and to reveal what Love Unites means to them through an intimate short-film. Through its ongoing partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, adidas supports a special iteration of First Saturdays fully dedicated to Pride.  The exhibition entitled Nobody Promised You Tomorrow, features twenty-two LGBTQ+ artists who pay tribute to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Through an evening of music performances, film, live art installments, and more, the showcase will pay reverence by uplifting the community and fostering courageous dialogue and connection through the featured work on view.  Full programming for the Brooklyn Museum is available at www.brooklynmuseum.org. Paying homage to a true champion of the LGBTQ+ community, the brand with the three stripes will also look to Keith Haring for inspiration during June, celebrating his lasting legacy and partnering with the foundation in his name. Haring’s instantly recognizable work can be found on some of the brand’s most iconic footwear silhouettes—the Rivalry Hi, Nizza Hi, and Stan Smith. The Pride pack is now available via adidas stores nationwide, adidas.com and select retailers......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2019Related News

PRO-7 orders formation of special task force for Bontuyan’s murder

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas has ordered the investigators of Mabolo Police Station to file a request in order to form a Special Investigation Task Group for the swift resolution of the killing of Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan. Sinas, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said there are […] The post PRO-7 orders formation of special task force for Bontuyan’s murder appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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

School spirit

Sports is a moral equivalent of war, says Steve Taylor in Psychology Today. Of course, he was inspired by the essay of psychologist William James, who argued that the human…READ The post School spirit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2019Related News

Filipinos Munzon, Statham break into top 100 of world 3x3 rankings

Though Pasig Chooks-to-Go was not able to come home with a win during the main draw of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Challenger last weekend, the club and its players continued to rise in the world rankings. Filipino-Americans Joshua Munzon (374,440 points) and Taylor Statham (372,360) cracked the top 100 players in the world ranking, placing 93rd and 95th, respectively. Munzon averaged 8.0 points per game in the tournament while Statham normed 6.0 points per contest. For its part, Pasig Chooks jumped three places from being the no. 27 club in the world to 24 because of their participation in the level nine-tourney. "We lost to the better teams in Kunshan, but it's a learning experience for our players," said Chook Pilipinas 3x3 owner Ronald Mascariñas. The Philippines, however, dropped to 34th in the world in the men's category. Hoping to reverse that trend, the Filipinos will have two teams in the Tinkoff Moscow Challenger on June 7 and 8. Joining Pasig Chooks in Russia is Balanga Chooks which will enter the tournament as a wildcard entry in the qualifier for the Prague Masters......»»

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

DOC VOLLEYBALL: Storming The (Blue) Keep

Winning twice in the elimination round to continue a 15-game streak, the Ateneo Lady Eagles couldn’t have asked for a better match-up in the Finals in the form of the UST Golden Tigresses as past encounters would easily sway towards a blue momentum. The top seed however went in for a surprise as the Sisi Rondina-led pack showed a whole different UST team from the eliminations and proved why her team was the best offensive team at the expense of the best defensive team for a crucial first game sweep. With a dominant three-set win over the Lady Eagles, the Golden Tigresses have breached the gates and are within reach of the throne. At this point, with momentum undoubtedly behind the Tigresses, it is quite interesting how the Lady Eagles will be able to hold their ground and last wall of defense and eventually mark a counter offensive from the inside should they wish to extend the series to a deciding championship match. Swift Claws One glaring difference between how UST played in the elimination round and the way they won Game 1 of the Finals series was the speed of their play. Despite being in the back seat for most of the elimination round, veteran setter Alina Bicar dug deep since the semifinals and has been the crucial factor in their win against the Lady Eagles even more so than the stellar dominance of Queen Tigress Sisi Rondina. Throughout her UAAP career, Bicar has been a fairly overlooked setter due to noticeable lapses in consistency, decision making and quality (height and speed) of sets. Perhaps one saving grace Bicar had prior to this season’s step-up since the semifinals would be how fast the ball is released from her hands. In Game 1 however, it was a more potent Bicar who was on display as her setting (even the bump sets at that) was noticeably faster and with better trajectory that enabled her spikers to play through the solid net defense of the Lady Eagles. Though still utilizing the combination plays in the middle that are more likely to get blocked by tall and anticipating middles such as Bea De Leon and Maddie Madayag, Bicar’s decision-making was also a massive level up from how she played during the eliminations and the past seasons. Perhaps now that she has established a consistent shoot play to the left wing that proves problematic against the Atenean blockers, Bicar would find less reliance on combination plays that have less efficiency than a simple fast open to Rondina or Eya Laure. It is however an injustice to UST if credit won’t be given to the massive performance of their queen, Sisi Rondina. Just a quick look of her highlight reel is enough to tell the whole story of how she led the pack in decimating the Blue Defense be it up front or on the floor. Though expected to drop cherry bombs straight to the middle of the court to showcase her athleticism as seen throughout her career, Game 1 showed a Sisi Rondina who had long targets that proved to be a one-two punch for both the blockers and floor defenders of Ateneo. First, by going for long angle or line shots, Rondina ensures that she hits her maximum reach enough to work around the tall walls of the opponent. Second, by going for long targets, Rondina often landed her attacks on the perimeter of the blue court (a floor defense lapse exposed and exploited by rival Lady Spikers in their second round encounter). With Bicar’s fast sets, Rondina had more time and reach to work around the block and floor which proved too problematic for the Lady Eagles. Lastly, though it was a given that Rondina had the spotlight, the collective effort from Laure, Ysa Jimenez, KC Galdones and Caitlyn Viray was also a massive difference from the elimination round where UST has been branded as just a two-woman attacking team. Viray’s unorthodox set-up for a right pin attack despite being a middle and Galdones’ power from the middle earned crucial points for the team. Despite taking a backseat from her usual numbers, Eya Laure showed enough firepower to support Rondina a couple of which came from a low fast back play from Bicar which I’d like to see more of albeit pushed a little more to the right pin but with the same height and speed. Blunted Talons Right from the start of the match, the early assault of the Tigresses proved too much of a challenge for the Lady Eagles much like a dragon queen swooping over an army and decimating the wall of defense. UST clearly made prior work of how to circumvent the main asset of the Lady Eagles being their block by going for fast plays and long shots targeting unguarded zones such as high line and sharp angle. UST evading De Leon and Madayag’s defense set-up was already a big part of the equation as their offense proved successful in limiting the block points of the two middles to an unusual two and one kill blocks, respectively. It has been shown throughout the season that the main scoring output of the Lady Eagles are primarily the two middles and opposite Kat Tolentino. While there have been noticeable improvement from the second round towards the end of eliminations from both openers Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, output from the left wing was sorely missing for the Lady Eagles for Game 1. A high output from transition could have been Ateneo’s saving grace as UST was successful in limiting them to just 17% in the passing department which is clearly not enough to active their main assets which are their middles. A combined effort of 16% efficiency by Samonte and Gaston (25% and 7% respectively) was clearly not enough to support Tolentino’s 28% efficiency to mount a counter offensive on the instances they had control of the first ball. In addition, it was noticeable how the Lady Eagles failed to capitalize with their block to hold UST at bay on a particular rotation in which only Rondina and Viray are up front and would attack from both pins without any benefit of a middle going for at least a decoy quick hit. With two relatively obvious spiker options, no quicker approaching, and no pipe or backrow attack tendencies, that specific rotation would have been the easiest for the Lady Eagles to earn points in succession. Moving forward, should the elimination top seed wish to force a Game Three, the main concern is obviously to ensure that Rondina can be neutralized. Sisi will definitely rack up the points, but by limiting her options in her attack angles, the Lady Eagles can have a relatively easier work with their defense. First option would be to slow down the setup of Bicar by serving her blind side. Should this option prove ineffective, the best possible option would be to serve long in the seam of zone 5 and 6 and target Rondina or Laure’s right side of their axis to keep them in the court as much as possible as they wind up for the approach. Doing so, their down the line shots would be a challenging option making it easier for Madayag and De Leon to block the sharp angle. Though Rondina is just one piece of the equation and much more can be expected of Laure, Jimenez, Viray, and Galdones in the upcoming match, ensuring that Bicar is hard pressed in setting up a fast play through well placed serves will be Ateneo’s best bet to force a decider match for the Season 81 throne.    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2019Related News

Duterte orders swift screening of potential appointees to Overseas Filipino Bank board

Duterte orders swift screening of potential appointees to Overseas Filipino Bank board Manila Bulletin President Duterte has ordered the swift screening of potential appointees to the board of the Ov.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2019Related News

Defending champion Kvitova through to 3rd round in Madrid

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The second-seeded Kvitova outlasted Mladenovic by winning the last three points in the tiebreaker to close out the match in nearly two hours. "I'm glad I won the tiebreak. That is my kind of issue sometimes, but overall it was pretty tight," said Kvitova, who is seeking her fourth Madrid Open title. "I fought hard in the end." She was in control until losing her serve midway through the second set, letting the French qualifier back into the match. "Those two games when I was down 5-4 and 6-5 was very intense on my serve and I'm glad I didn't give her the chance, which was my strength, I think," Kvitova said. Kvitova had seven aces at the "Magic Box" center court en route to her eighth straight win in Madrid. She is the most successful women's player in the tournament with 28 wins and six losses. Her other titles in the Spanish capital came in 2011 and 2015. Mladenovic was the runner-up in Madrid in 2017. Kvitova will next face wild card Sorana Cirstea or former No. 4 Caroline Garcia. In other second round matches, seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens defeated Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-3 to stay on track to make it to her second straight final in Madrid, while eighth-seeded Sloane Stephens got past Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Ashleigh Barty needed three sets to beat Danielle Collins. On the men's side, Marin Cilic beat Martin Klizan 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (0), while Karen Khachanov edged Jaume Munar 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3. Gael Monfils defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-1, and Richard Gasquet ousted Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to set up a second-round matchup against Roger Federer, who is making his return to clay-court tournaments after two seasons. Three Americans advanced to the second round: Frances Tiafoe beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in three sets, Taylor Fritz got past Grigor Dimitrov in two tiebreakers, and Reilly Opelka defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (5), 6-4. Fritz will face top-seeded Novak Djokovic on Tuesday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 7th, 2019Related News

EDITORIAL - Swift action

It’s good to know that the government is capable of quickly apprehending persons suspected of involvement in cyber crimes......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2019Related News

Taylor shows promise in Go For Gold victory

Taylor shows promise in Go For Gold victory.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 2nd, 2019Related News

Taylor shows promise in Go For Gold Sprint

Gian Taylor, 15, ruled the male 12-17 category of the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint recently in Naga, Cebu......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 2nd, 2019Related News

Drake breaks Taylor Swift’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Mother’s Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also…READ The post Drake breaks Taylor Swift’s record at Billboard Music Awards appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 2nd, 2019Related News