This WhatsApp feature shields your conversations against jealous and gossipy

WhatsApp remains concerned about the security that users’ private conversations may have and for this, not only has the encryption to each of the chats been enough but now it has made available the individual blocking of the conversations. As you are reading it, now you can block the application so that there is no […] The post This WhatsApp feature shields your conversations against jealous and gossipy appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource: kagay_an kagay_anAug 20th, 2019

How They Know That There is God (Part 6)

This concludes the special Lenten feature in this section these past six years, normally published altogether in one issue (in Conversations with Ricky Lo), but due to this uncertain time, the respondents’ answers have been put in a series. May Funfare readers get spiritual nourishment from what the respondents have to say. (Note: You may view the first three installments in»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

The stories behind Joe Mari’s three songs

Last Sunday’s Conversations feature (The Durable Jose Mari Chan, March 29, 2020) drew interesting reactions from all over, among them from my friend election lawyer Romy Macalintal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020

Damian Lillard s creative identity highlighted in new sneaker

Manila, Philippines — All-Star, rapper, father, brother and son. Designed to embody all facets of Damian Lillard’s creativity and persona, adidas Basketball today officially unveils Dame 6. The latest edition of Dame’s signature line introduces a variety of energetic colorways, including “Ruthless” and “Hecklers,” which tell the story of Lillard’s dichotomy on-and-off the court.  “I come out to compete against people, but I don’t say a whole lot. I don’t talk trash, I just go at them every opportunity I get,” said Lillard. “There’s a way to go about it in life and in basketball, being compassionate and ruthless. It’s important to have both; I was raised that way.”  When it’s ‘Dame Time,’ Lillard is known for his tenacity. The first colorway in the collection features the word “Ruthless” proudly painted in bold script on the medial midsole. The black textile mesh upper, providing breathability, is highlighted with split hues of neon pink and green and accented with a black suede overlay on the toe box.  Drawing inspiration from Dame's ability to quiet the opposition when he knocks down a big shot in the clutch, the "Hecklers” pack is centered around four team colors and features a graphic print with zipped up emojis. Each colorway is designed with a “Get Dealt With" message and the final touch includes the word “Hecklers” strategically placed on the heel tab for all to see as Lillard walks off the court.  “Early in the design process, the many sides of Dame’s personality emerged during our conversations with Dame – he’s a leader, a family man, a businessman and more, but when he hits the court, a different side comes out,” explained Jimi Taylor, Senior Footwear Designer for adidas Basketball. “The silhouette embodies Dame’s multi-dimensional persona from both sides of the shoe. The outside speaks to Dame’s focus, while the interior peels back the layers to showcase the inner workings of the shoe and celebrates Dame’s ruthless mindset on the court.”  This is the first model in the Dame series to feature LIGHTSTRIKE technology, the super-light midsole that provides the perfect balance of lightweight cushioning and on-court responsiveness. LIGHTSTRIKE ensures enhanced full-length comfort, support and response – perfect for Lillard’s lethal combination of relentless drives to the hoop, or sudden step-back threes.  Crafted for a precision fit and lateral support, Dame 6 delivers a lock-down feel through an anatomical webbed lacing system. The comfortable, breathable upper is powered by a translucent outsole that emphasizes the new traction pattern, dynamic heel edge and rounded edges that have been designed for unparalleled traction and multidirectional movements.  Dame 6 “Ruthless” officially drops November 29, followed by “Hecklers” on January 18. Additional colorways will be announced at a later date, all available for P6,000 at and select retailers. Follow the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram with #Dame6.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Woman accuses Neymar of rape, father says player set up

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. The player's father calls the incident "a setup" against his son. The document obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday says the incident took place on May 15 at 8:20 p.m. in a hotel. The woman went to police on Friday in Sao Paulo. Neymar's representatives have not replied to a request for comment, but his father and agent Neymar dos Santos denied any wrongdoing by the player in a television interview. "This is a tough moment. If we can't show the truth quickly it will be a snowball. If we have to show Neymar's WhatsApp messages and the conversations with this lady, we will," Neymar dos Santos told TV Band. The woman says she and the Brazil star met in France after exchanging Instagram messages. She told police a representative of the Paris Saint-Germain player named Gallo allegedly bought her tickets to Paris and booked her a hotel room. She said Neymar arrived apparently drunk at the hotel. The woman described to police that they "touched each other, but in a given moment Neymar became aggressive and, with violence, had sexual intercourse against the victim's will." The text also says the woman left Paris two days later and said she did not file her complaint in Paris because she was shaken. The police document says the woman will go through medical exams as part of an investigation. Neymar is in Brazil preparing for the Copa America starting next week.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

Facebook launches Dating feature in the Philippines

via – Facebook has rolled out its Dating feature in 19 countries, including the Philippines. This in-app feature allows users to meet and start conversations with potential matches based on their preferences and interests. Charmaine Hung, Technical Program manager for Facebook Dating, said that they noticed that more Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

CDN POLL: Netizens favor lifting of ECQ in Cebu City

MOALBOAL, Cebu —Several Cebu netizens agreed to already migrate Cebu City’s status from Enhanced Community Quarantine to General Community Quarantine starting on June 1. However, they wanted safety measures like the wearing of facemasks or face shields and the need to implement social distancing still in place. “Downgrade it but [the] wearing of facemasks and […] The post CDN POLL: Netizens favor lifting of ECQ in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Frontliners nakatanggap ng ayuda kay Grace

NAKATANGGAP ng libo-libong personal protective equipment (PPE), testing kits at food assistance ang mga ospital at local government units kamakailan kay Sen. Grace Poe. Kabilang sa ipinamahagi ng tanggapan ni Poe sa mga frontliners sa iba’t ibang critical areas ang 2,500 PPE suits; 1,000 PPE sets; 2,000 face shields; 23, 975  facemasks; 15,700 pares ng […] The post Frontliners nakatanggap ng ayuda kay Grace appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights later, with ESPN televising both cards, kicking off twice weekly shows at the hotel in June and July. No fans will be allowed, and Arum said fighters and everyone else will be tested at least twice during fight week for the new coronavirus. The fights are pending approval of the Nevada Athletic Commission, which meets next week to consider the events, along with two cards that the UFC plans to stage at its facility in Las Vegas. They are also pending the reopening of the MGM and other Las Vegas hotels, something that is widely expected to happen the first week of June, though no dates for a second phase of easing virus restrictions have been announced by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. “Once we get those fights in and UFC gets its initial fights in, both of us will ask for additional dates," Arum told The Associated Press. "The key was getting enough testing, and we’ve got plenty of testing in Nevada to hold our events.” In addition to Arum’s fights, British promoter Eddie Hearn said this week he plans to hold fights beginning sometime in July from the backyard garden of the family mansion outside London where he was raised. Hearn told The Athletic that the first fight card is tentatively set for July 15. Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya has also talked about returning with a July 4 card, though he has offered no details. UFC returned to action earlier this month with cards in Florida, including a pay-per-view event, that took place without fans. Arum declined to say who would be fighting on June 9, saying ESPN wanted to make the announcement after the fights are approved. But he said the cards would feature the same quality of fighters who were on ESPN before the shutdown of sports around the world. The cards would be expanded to three-hour shows, Arum said, and feature a main event, a co-main and three supporting fights. “These will be the same guys we were going to have before to the extent possible,” he said. “Guys like (Olympic medalist) Shakur Stevenson and others who would have been fighting on our cards.” Stevenson was set to headline a Top Rank card in March at Madison Square Garden when it was called off at the last minute because of the pandemic. Another Top Rank fighter, Ireland’s Michael Conlan, was to fight in New York on St. Patrick’s Day, but Arum said Conlan won’t be on the upcoming cards because he’s unable to travel from Ireland. Arum said fighters and cornermen will be tested when they arrive in Las Vegas the week of the fight and will be housed on a “bubble” floor at the MGM Grand. They will be allowed out only to eat at an approved restaurant in the hotel or to train at the Top Rank gym. Fighters will also be tested the night before they fight. The double tests should eliminate the issue the UFC had when a fighter tested positive and was removed from the UFC 249 card, Arum said. “Our protocols will be much more stringent than UFC had in Florida,” Arum said. “In ours you wouldn’t have a fighter testing positive the day of the fight or the day before.” Arum credited Jim Murren, the former MGM CEO who leads a state task force dealing with the virus, with making sure there are enough tests available for fighters, judges, commissioners and anyone else involved on site. He said 60-70 people may be tested on fight day alone, using tests that can give results in a couple hours. While pre-pandemic fights were held in the 16,000-seat MGM Grand Garden, Arum said the fights will be held in a convention area or ballroom at the hotel. There will be no media allowed, at least at the beginning, he said, because of the logistical difficulty of testing more people. Arum’s Top Rank has a long-term deal with ESPN for fights that before the pandemic hit were on the main network and streaming service ESPN+. The network also combined with Fox to televise the pay-per-view of the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder heavyweight title card in February that was Top Rank’s last card. Arum said he talked to Fury on Thursday and that plans are underway to hold the rematch — probably somewhere outside the U.S. — late this year. He said there are also still plans for a highly anticipated lightweight title unification fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez by the end of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Medical face mask and face shield donation to the Philippine police frontliners

On May 19, President Huang Ya-Hui and leaders of the Taiwan Association Inc. Philippines donated 3,000 pieces of medical face masks and 400 face shields to PNP Police Regional Office 3......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Feature: Home-cooked meals warm hearts of Philippine health frontliners

MANILA, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese-Filipino siblings have been delivering free packs of home-cooked meals to nurses and other health workers for weeks at the frontline in the fight against COV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

NBA gaining ‘momentum’ for much-awaited restart

Following a Board of Governors call with commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday, the NBA is “increasingly positive about the league’s momentum” toward resuming the 2019-20 season, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Per the report, owners and executives were encouraged about the league’s steps toward returning safely amid the coronavirus pandemic and about positive conversations with the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Agoda Introduces EasyCancel

Agoda, Booking Holdings’ Asia headquartered digital travel platform, has introduced a feature, EasyCancel, which allows participating partner hotels and properties worldwide to offer their guests greater booking flexibility and the option to cancel up to 24 hours before arrival. This will relate to all bookings made until 30 June 2020. Agoda unveiled the new product […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

ABS-CBN Sports Upfront serves up new episodes on LIGA

ABS-CBN Sports continues to deliver fresh content to its viewers with its sports and lifestyle show “Upfront” offering new episodes featuring some of the biggest sports stars starting May 17. Now airing on cable sports channel LIGA, “Upfront” debuts its fun online at home edition with a feature on UP Fighting Maroon Ricci Rivero, who will answer fan questions in #UpfrontAsk. The UAAP guard will also share basic dribbling moves that can easily be done at home.  Also joining the show are fellow UAAP stars and animal lovers Kiefer and Dani Ravena, Kim Fajardo, and Mel Gohing. The basketball phenom and the three volleyball champions will be giving some tips on how to take care of pets during this quarantine period. Viewers must also stay tuned this May 24 as Ateneo Lady Eagle Kat Tolentino joins the cook-off challenge with “Upfront” host Turs Daza. The UAAP champion will also share how she is keeping busy now that she is back home in Canada during this COVID-19 lockdown. Meanwhile, fans can also expect never-before-seen episodes of “Upfront: What’s In My Bag?” featuring PVL MVP Jema Galanza and former Ateneo setter Deanna Wong. “Upfront,” which received the Anak TV Seal award in 2018, is hosted by Martin Javier, Angelique Manto, Janeena Chan, and Turs Daza. Don’t miss “Upfront’s” new and exciting episodes every Sunday starting May 17 at 8 am, with replays at 1 pm and 6 pm on LIGA on Channel 86 and LIGA HD on Channel 183 on SkyCable and Destiny. LIGA is also available nationwide thru its 200 Cable affiliates.   Continue to celebrate sports culture with Kapamilya sports fans by following @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribe to the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel. For sports news, visit For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Google Lens can now copy handwritten notes and paste it as text to computer

The days of typing your handwritten notes could be gone with a new feature on Google Lens. Lens is an image recognition technology from Google used to learn information about people, places or objects around you. It can also scan and translate text. The technology has been able to copy and paste handwritten text to […] The post Google Lens can now copy handwritten notes and paste it as text to computer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 to take place Aug 25 to Sept 10

MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA has confirmed the dates for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, with the showpiece event set to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023. The approved dates of the competition have been decided by FIBA's Central Board following consultation with the host nations and a recommendation by FIBA's Competitions Commission. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will see the Group Phase take place in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, with the Final Phase to follow in the Philippine capital city of Manila. It marks the first in the competition's history that it is to be staged in more than one country. With this announcement also comes the launch of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 official website, which will be continually updated in the lead up to this flagship event.  The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will once again feature the 32 national teams from around the world, with the expanded format adopted for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China, FIBA's biggest event to date. Held across eight cities across China, last year's event saw Spain crowned world champions after defeating Argentina 95-75 at the Wukesong Sport Arena in Beijing. Continuing with the success of the FIBA Competition System implemented in 2017, the qualification process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will include six windows over a 15-month period across the four regions of Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe. The road to the 2023 World Cup in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines began in February 2020 with the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Pre-Qualifiers, which will qualify eight teams for the European Qualifiers. Set to follow later in 2020, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers will qualify four teams to the Americas Qualifiers. Qualification for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will take place from November 2021 to February 2023, with 80 national teams competing for a spot in the World Cup. The first window of qualification will be played from November 22 - 30, 2021......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

DOST-10 continues to make face shields for front liners

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 4-- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-10 continues to produce more face shields for COVID-19 frontliners within the region.The agency's employee-volunt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Understanding Night Vision Surveillance Cameras

Newer model CCTVs have night vision capabilities, which allow them to see even in low-light or nighttime conditions. Here’s a lowdown of how night vision in CCTV works and how you can take full advantage of this useful feature. What is Night Vision Mode? The question you’re probably asking is, how do night vision CCTVs […] The post Understanding Night Vision Surveillance Cameras appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Azkals open to naturalized player

Will the Philippine Azkals feature a naturalized player soon?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Fortea featured by FIBA as Philippines best 3x3 prospect

Terrence Fortea is not yet done showcasing his skills for Nazareth School of National University. The scoring machine has vowed to return to return the Bullpups in their title defense in UAAP Season 83. At the same time, though, Fortea is already being looked at to wear the flag in international competition. FIBA itself made a mixtape of the 5-foot-11 guard's highlights in 3x3. Is @TerrenceForteaa the best 3x3 prospect in ???????? The Philippines ????????? — FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) May 4, 2020 Along with the video, it then posed a question, "Is Terrence Fortea the best 3x3 prospect in the Philippines?" "I feel blessed po kasi first ko ko lang maglaro sa 3x3 nun," he answered when asked about the FIBA feature. "Masaya and nakaka-proud lang po talaga na mag-represent ng country." A year ago, Fortea suited up for Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 alongside fellow champion Bullpups Gerry Abadiano, Kevin Quiambao, and Carl Tamayo in the FIBA Asia 3x3 Cup in Malaysia. The Filipinos swept the group stages before falling to top-seeded China in the quarterfinals. In the end, Gilas wound up ranked fifth. Now, the 18-year-old wound want nothing more than to wear the flag anew. "Basta po para sa bayan," he said. Make no mistake, though, he is still all-in for National U in UAAP 83. "Babalik po ako next season," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020