The writing is on the wall

Freddie Roach sounded during the post-fight press conference at the T-Mobile Arena like he’s ready to pull the plug......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 22nd, 2021

Are we seeing the writing on the wall?

How swiftly time flies, indeed......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

The PBA’s ‘Ageless’ wonder

The writing’s on the wall but evergreen Asi Taulava’s retirement may not happen inside the bubble just yet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Taulava still uncertain on retirement as NLEX ends PBA bubble stint

The writing is already on the wall but evergreen Asi Taulava’s retirement may not happen inside the bubble just yet pending official discussion with coach Yeng Guiao and NLEX team management......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

US votes on Trump’s fate under threat of election turmoil

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans vote Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump and his uniquely brash, bruising presidency that Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged supporters to end, restoring “our democracy.” US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport November 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. – The US presidential campaign enters its final day Monday with a last-minute scramble for votes by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, drawing to a close an extraordinary race that has put a pandemic-stricken country on edge. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) The United States is more divided and angry than at any time since the Vietnam War era of the 1970s — and fears that Trump could dispute the result of the election are only fueling those tensions. Despite an often startlingly laid-back campaign, Biden, 77, leads in almost every opinion poll, buoyed by his consistent message that America needs to restore its “soul” and get new leadership in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people. “I have a feeling we’re coming together for a big win tomorrow,” Biden said in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a vital electoral battleground where he was joined by pop superstar Lady Gaga. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy.” But Trump was characteristically defiant to the end, campaigning at a frenetic pace with crowded rallies in four states on Monday, and repeating his dark, unprecedented claims for a US president that the polls risk being rigged against him. After almost non-stop speeches in a final three-day sprint, he ended up in the early hours of Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan — the same place where he concluded his epic against-the-odds campaign in 2016 where he defeated apparent frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Despite the bad poll numbers, the 74-year-old Republican real estate tycoon counted on pulling off another upset. “We’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow,” he told the Michigan crowd, which chanted back: “We love you, we love you!” “We’re going to make history once again,” he said. Packing Trump’s bags While Tuesday is formally Election Day, in reality Americans have been voting for weeks. With a huge expansion in mail-in voting to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 100 million people have already made their choice. Biden has the wind in his sails after indications that Democratic enthusiasm in the early voting may be matching the more visible energy at Trump’s impressive rallies. In one of US history’s great political gambles, Biden stuck to socially distanced gatherings with small crowds right up to the last moment, in stunning contrast to Trump’s constant, large rallies where few supporters so much as bothered with masks. But the Democrat, making his third attempt at the presidency, clearly senses that his calmer approach and strict attention to pandemic protocols is what Americans want after four tempestuous years. “It’s time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home,” Biden told supporters in Cleveland. “We’re done with the chaos! We’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility.” In chilly downtown Pittsburgh, Justine Wolff said she had cast her ballot for Biden already and was cautiously hopeful he would carry Pennsylvania, which along with Florida may be the tightest of all the swing states that decide close national elections. “I hope that people have seen the writing on the wall,” said the 35-year-old nurse. “We need some kind of change because this isn’t working for anybody.” But where many early votes are believed to have been cast by Democrats, Trump’s side is hoping for a massive wave of Republican supporters voting in person on Tuesday. “Whether he wins or loses, this is history,” said Kolleen Wall, who turned out to cheer Trump in Grand Rapids. But “when you come to one of these rallies, all you think is, how could he not win?” The first polling stations opening were in two New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Millsfield, starting at midnight. Most polling stations on the East Coast were to open at 6:00 am or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT). A tiny hamlet of 12 residents in the middle of the forest, near the Canadian border, Dixville Notch has traditionally voted “first in the nation” since 1960. The vote took minutes, as did the count: five votes for Biden, and none for Trump. Warning of violence Trump himself is planning to visit his campaign headquarters in Virginia on Tuesday, while Biden will travel to his birthplace of Scranton, the scrappy Pennsylvania town where Trump also visited on Monday. There are worries that if the election is close, extended legal chaos and perhaps violent unrest could ensue — not least because Trump has spent months trying to sap public trust in the voting process in a nation already bitterly divided along political fault lines. He ramped up these warnings in the final days, focusing especially on Pennsylvania’s rule allowing absentee ballots received within three days after Tuesday to be counted. In a tweet flagged with a warning label by Twitter on Monday, he said this would “allow rampant and unchecked cheating.” “It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Trump tweeted......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Jane de Leon bids farewell to Ang Probinsyano in a record-breaking episode

Kapamilya actress Jane de Leon bid farewell to the country’s longest-running teleserye “Ang Probinsyano” by writing on her social media account. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Duque does a Biden

Last Monday, US President Biden told Americans and the world that he did not regret his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan rapidly, incompetently and, yes, stealthily (as in the case of the midnight departure from Bagram Airbase). As the Wall Street Journal so graphically noted, Biden was "determined in retreat, defiant in surrender and confident in the rightness of consiging the country to Jihadist rule." .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Stocks advance; Globe, Jollibee and URC climb

The stock market rose Tuesday in another round of bargain hunting, after record gains on Wall Street overnight......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Converge could hit a wall after its rally

As the PSE’s only pure-play broadband provider, CNVRG has been very deliberate about its need to grow its network to reach new areas in all regions of the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

The CompanY’s Moy Ortiz shares songwriting secrets

Call him an accidental songwriter, a tag he certainly will not mind. Before he started writing more than 400 songs to date, The CompanY founder and lead singer, Moy Ortiz, didn’t have any idea he could string beautiful music and words together......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda animated musical streams on Netflix

Fans of animated musicals will have a new catchy song to sing-along to with the upcoming release of "Vivo" on August 6 on Netflix. Theater maverick Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the writing grind as he writes and produces the soundtrack of the animated musical, including the LSS-inducing "Keep the Beat" featured in the film's trailer......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

PSEi ends flat amid index rebalancing

The rebalancing of the benchmark index as well as the somber mood in Asia despite solid gains on Wall Street limited the market’s movement yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Stocks rise for third straight day

Stocks rose for the third straight session yesterday as investors focused on corporate earnings and the bullish mood on Wall Street......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Cops admit facing a blank wall in the killing of radioman Cortes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Admitting that they are still facing a blank wall regarding the killing of radio blocktimer Reynante Cortes, Cebu City cops say they are now reconstructing the crime scene and completing their association matrix to help uncover the broadcaster’s attackers. Crime reconstruction is a crucial step in analyzing how Cortes was killed […] The post Cops admit facing a blank wall in the killing of radioman Cortes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Mark Bautista reflects on journey since coming out three years ago

Mark Bautista has reflected on his journey since coming out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in February 2018 by way of writing a memoir......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

PanzerGlass bolsters iPad screen protector range with GraphicPaper

PanzerGlass™, one of the leading screen protection brands in the world, today launches GraphicPaper, a screen protector designed to recreate the texture of paper, making drawing, and writing on the iPad as seamless and precise as possible......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

2 activists gunned down while writing graffiti in Albay

Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said that the police narrative of nanlaban and that weapons recovered from the two are not only ludicrously false but “unbelievable tall tales because both unarmed activists and they surely do not bear arms while doing graffiti.” The post 2 activists gunned down while writing graffiti in Albay appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Chief Justice Gesmundo, Senior Justice Bernabe head FLP boards of judges

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo heads the board of judges of the Legal Scholarship Program of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity while Senior Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe chairs the board of judges of the FLP dissertation writing contest......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Raising the alarm on COVID-19 Delta variant

The Department of Health (DOH) has recently confirmed local transmission of the COVID-19 Delta variant. As of this writing 47 cases have been detected in the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Distinguishing the ‘real’ Filipino fish

By Margaux Salcedo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The DGF Essay Writing Awards—the country’s first and most prestigious food writing contest inspired by Philippine culinary writing icon Doreen Gamboa Fernandez—is now open for entries for this year’s competition. Writers may submit up to two entries of 800 words each under a pen Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Suns will try to build a wall vs Giannis in Game 4

Antetokounmpo was a key contributor in Milwaukee's breakthrough Game Three win on Sunday (Monday in Manila), where he dropped 41 points and 13 rebounds en route to the 120-100 routing of the Suns......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021