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Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race

Several old and new faces vying for a seat at the Senate showed up to formalize their bid for the 2019 polls at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Comelec recorded 152 senatorial hopefuls during its five-day period of filing of certificate of candidacies (COC), where a rainbow of campaign colors were flashed by supporters of candidates outside the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Some candidates surprised the public for showing up at the Comelec after having expressing hesitance to run in the midterm elections. Old faces in the house It seems retirement is not in the blood of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, as he filed on Tue...Keep on reading: Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

PBA: Almazan will have to regain spot with ROS says Garcia: 'Magkahiyaan naman tayo'

The Raymond Almazan saga could be nearing its conclusion. Almazan, Rain or Shine's top center, was still a no show Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome as the Elasto Painters won back-to-back games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Northport by 22 points. It's been weeks since Almazan went AWOL for Rain or Shine and contact with him has been limited and spotty at best. But with ROS picking up a 120-98 decision over the Batang Pier, pushing the Elasto Painters' record to 2-2 without Almazan and 2-4 for the conference, some light has been shed on the big man's mysterious disappearance. For one, it appears that Almazan is set to finally sit down with team management to sort this one out. "Wala pa ako nababalitaan," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "Actually with Raymond, I think they're having a meeting on Saturday. I haven't talked to him, I think management will talk to him on Saturday," he added. With rumors flying around that Garcia is part of the reason why Almazan decided to go AWOL, the Rain or Shine mentor simply brushed it off. Garcia defended himself, saying that he's only doing his job as head coach and would like to keep things professional overall. "Actually for me, nagulat nga ako dun na ako tinuro eh. At the end of the day I'm just doing my job. There was just a time that I told him... kasi madalas siya mag-absent at ma-late, we're losing and we needed him to come in and work. I didn't know that that's gonna cause this because lahat naman tanggap nila everybody comes in early and works and it's working right now," Garcia said. "If that's the reason why, it's my job to discipline the players. Samin nga wala nga kaming fine eh, so wag naman nila i-ano, sobra sobra naman na alam mo na. Basically we're just trying to be professionals," he added. With Rain or Shine chasing a playoff spot in the Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters could certainly use the boost that Almazan is set to give once he returns to the team. However, Almazan's actual return will not be as simple as him showing up and being fielded for the rest of Rain or Shine's games this season. "Just be professional, yun lagi kong iniisip. If he shows up in practice and wants to play, then he has to work for it. Basically yun sinasabi ko sa mga players, magkahiyaan naman tayo," Garcia said. "You see players come in and really work hard that I don't even give chances to play. Pero sabi ko nga sa kanila, they should set good examples, especially the veterans. Hopefully, if ever mapa-isip siya maglaro, I hope he comes ready to play as a professional," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Few women filed CoC–Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released data showing a low turnout of women during the filing of certificate of candidacy (CoC) for the 2019 Midterm National and Local Elections that closed on Wednesday. In the Senatorial race alone, women candidates only covered 13.82 percent or 21 of the total 152 who filed CoC at […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News8 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Is an Exes Baggage sequel in the works?

MANILA, Philippines – Following the success of their reunion movie Exes Baggage, which has earned over P270 million in the box office, Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino are excited to do another project together. CarGel fans, however, might have to wait a bit longer to see the former couple back on the big ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

AP interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series. The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since invested in the four-year-old Formula E championship, which he said is now worth 750 million euros ($870 million). While F1 remains more attractive to sponsors and fans, the upstart series is showing increasing commercial appeal. Heineken, which already sponsors F1, was announced on Monday as the official beer and cider backer of the electric street racing championship under a five-year deal. That unified approach to marketing across both series points to a future where they join forces. "Maybe we will never even get to that point (where Formula E is bigger than F1) and we will just see a merger between Formula One and Formula E before that," Rosberg said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday. "When the moment comes that Formula One needs to go electric, which will happen, maybe you will just see a merger then." They already share ownership through American entertainment and broadcasting magnate John Malone's companies. Liberty Global was already the biggest shareholder in Formula E when Liberty Media bought F1 in 2017. "The step for Formula One to go electric will be a big and difficult one," Rosberg said. "If that ever happens." It might become inevitable, with a fast-warming planet to be protected, and sports conscious of its role. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a gloomy report last week which said the difference between life and death for multitudes of people around the world could be whether world leaders find a way to reduce future warming caused by humans by less than a single degree Fahrenheit. "It's a real problem out there in the world and we need to do what we can as fast as possible to help all together," Rosberg said. "If the whole world is selling and driving electric cars," he added, "it doesn't make sense for Formula One to be combustion engines, so that moment will come. The advantage is that Formula One and Formula E have the same owner." Although the cars are quieter compared to the ear-splitting, fuel-guzzling engines in F1, the new Gen 2 models which run faster and longer have been introduced. Nissan and BMW will be debuting on the grid when the fifth Formula E championship begins in Saudi Arabia in December. There has also been a high-profile signing for the series: Former F1 driver Felipe Massa racing for Venturi, the Monaco-based team co-owned by actor Leonardo Di Caprio. Stoffel Vandoorne announced on Monday he is also making the switch from F1, joining the Mercedes-linked HWA Racelab Formula E team after leaving McLaren at the end of this season. Rosberg is already looking forward to the following season when Mercedes-Benz and Porsche appear on the grid. "That will be a spectacle everyone will want to watch," Rosberg said. "They need to showcase their electric technology in Formula E. None of them can afford to lose.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 16th, 2018Related News

EDITORIAL - Zero hunger

The country joins the international community in observing World Food Day today, less than a week after pollster Social Weather Stations released the results of its third quarter survey showing an increase in self-rated hunger......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Praise-whoring is not economic management

WITH the curtain being raised on the campaign for the 2019 midterm elections, showing concern for the impact of inflation on ordinary Filipinos has suddenly become all the rage among politicians, with the excise tax on fuel being the focus of much of their attention. Consumer activists and opposition politicians have been calling for the [...] The post Praise-whoring is not economic management appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Comelec spokesman resigns as source code head over glitch

Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez yesterday resigned as focal person for the local source code review for the automated election system (AES) to be used in the May 2019 polls after the showing by mistake of an image of a bikini-clad actress during an official event......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became the first team to be relegated in the new European competition. Italy also hit the crossbar twice in the first half, first with Jorginho then with Lorenzo Insigne. Still, the match appeared headed for a scoreless draw until Biraghi slid in to redirect a corner inside the far post two minutes into injury time. "We dominated the game completely and should have scored earlier," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. "A 0-0 would have been an unfair result. We played very well but we can still improve a lot. In football you only need time and hard work; magicians do not exist." It was the first national team goal for Biraghi, a full back at Fiorentina. Biraghi celebrated by making a No. 13 with his fingers, a dedication to former Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori, who died from cardiac arrest in March. Astori wore the No. 13 shirt. "Astori is a part of me," Biraghi said. "I dedicate my goal to him because if I'm here it is only thanks to him and all the things he taught me when we played together." It was Italy's first competitive victory in more than a year, since beating Albania 1-0 in World Cup qualifying last October. It also ended a five-match winless streak in all competitions and gave Italy a slim chance to catch group leader Portugal. Portugal leads with six points, two ahead of Italy, while Poland is last with one. Italy hosts Portugal in its next and final match but then Portugal has another game at home against Poland. RUSSIA RISING World Cup quarterfinalist Russia needs only one more point to be promoted into League A following a 2-0 win over visiting Turkey in Sochi with goals in the Group 2 game from Roman Neustadter and substitute Denis Cheryshev. Turkey will be relegated from League B if it loses to Sweden on Nov. 17, while Russia can move up with a draw in Sweden three days later. GOALKEEPER ASSIST A long pass from goalkeeper Ariel Harush set up Israel's first goal by Tomer Hemed in a 2-0 win over visiting Albania in League C. Harush also made a series of saves before Israel got its second from Dia Seba. Israel is three points ahead of Scotland and Albania atop Group 1. Also in League C, Romania played the entire second half with 10 men and still drew 0-0 with Serbia. Serbia, which had captain Dusan Tadic miss a penalty, stayed atop Group 4, one point ahead of Montenegro, which won 4-1 in Lithuania. Romania is two points back. UNBEATEN KOSOVO Kosovo held on for a 1-1 draw in the Faeroe Islands to remain unbeaten atop Group 3 in League D. After Milot Rashica's early opener, Rene Joensen equalized after the break for the Faeroes. In the same group, Azerbaijan and Malta also played to a 1-1 draw, with Araz Abdullayev's second-half equalizer canceling out Rowen Muscat's opener for Malta......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Mojdeh twinkles anew

The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) continued its impressive showing in the 2018 Tokyo Invitational Swimming Championship by claiming 11 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals yesterday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool in Tokyo, Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 14th, 2018Related News

PSL tanker Evangelista breaks 30-year-old record in Tokyo

TOKYO: The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) continued its impressive showing in the 2018 Tokyo Invitational Swimming Championship by claiming 11 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals on Sunday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool here. West Manila Christian School’s Aishel Cid Evangelista shone the brightest in the second day of the competition [...] The post PSL tanker Evangelista breaks 30-year-old record in Tokyo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Melecio, La Salle still have Adamson s number in UAAP 81

De La Salle University has re-asserted its mastery over Adamson University now in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Battling back from a five-point deficit in the last three minutes of regulation and showing heart in overtime, the Green Archers got the better of the Soaring Falcons once more, 79-78, on Saturday at the MOA Arena. With the win, La Salle remains undefeated up against Franz Pumaren-coached Adamson – that’s seven straight wins since 2016. More importantly, with the win, the Taft-based team bounced back into the win column now at 4-3. “After that loss, we made sure na yung errors namin last game, ma-correct agad namin,” head coach Louie Gonzalez said post-game. It almost wasn’t meant to be as Sean Manganti put the Soaring Falcons up, 64-59, inside the last three minutes of the fourth quarter until Santi Santillan’s triple jolted life back into the Green Archers. Still, they were down by two with under a minute remaining before Aljun Melecio’s floater over the outstretched arms of Papi Sarr tied the tally and forced overtime. There, Santillan, Melecio, and Justine Baltazar got together for a 9-0 run and a 73-64 advantage in favor of their team. “Kahit may glitches pa rin, at least it’s good to see yung composure ng mga bata,” coach Louie said. Adamson would not quit, however, and Manganti’s triple pulled them to within 75-77 with 18.3 ticks to go on the clock only to see Kib Montalbo make good on two free throws to push La Salle ahead by four. Jerrick Ahanmisi hit another trey for the Soaring Falcons, but by then, only 0.5 seconds was left. Sent to the line, Melecio missed the first three throw and intentionally muffed again on the second to just let time run out. In the end, Melecio had 22 points on top of four rebounds and two assists while Santillan had 16 markers, nine boards, three dimes, and two blocks. Baltazar was also a force with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks of his own to help the Green Archers take control of solo fourth in the standings. For Adamson, Manganti topped the scoring column with 27 points and seven rebounds while Manganti had 23 markers, seven boards, and four assists to his name. Unable to finish off their opponents in regulation and unable to finish off their rally in overtime, however, they suffered a second straight setback and now stand in a three-way tie for the league lead at 5-2. BOX SCORES LA SALLE 79 – Melecio 22, Santillan 16, Baltazar 16, Caracut 8, Montalbo 8, Serrano 5, Bates 2, Manuel 2, Dyke 0, Go 0. ADAMSON 78 – Ahanmisi 27, Manganti 23, Sarr 9, Catapusan 5, Camacho 4, Lastimosa 3, Bernardo 2, Colonia 2, Espeleta 2, Magbuhos V. 1, Pingoy 0, Mojica 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 33-32, 49-49, 64-64, 79-78 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week

  Japanese fashion brand Anrealage played with light in the Spring-Summer 2019 "Clear" collection, held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts during Paris Fashion Week.   The show began with scaled garments in shades of black, with futuristic handmade details that showed the delicate thought process behind each design.   The material is called Clear Black Photochromic, which is visibly black in the sunlight but gradually loses color under fluorescent lighting; it shifts toward gray and eventually becomes transparent, showing the inner wear and skin. Having over 5,000 parts per outfit, it showcases mechanical technology in this modern innovation.   ...Keep on reading: Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 12th, 2018Related News

Toxic metal found in jewelry

LOS ANGELES — Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Perlas Spikers subdue Warays

BanKo-Perlas overcame its struggle in the middle sets with a late charge in the third and a dominant showing in the fourth as it turned back Tacloban, 25-21, 23-25, 29-27, 25-18, to remain unscathed in five in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena

MILWAUKEE — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA’s retired greats. No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant. But showing up three hours early? That sends a message. It’s all part of an effort… link: Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

2,000-year-old inscription spells Jerusalem as Israel does today

Israel unveiled Tuesday a stone pillar engraved with an ancient inscription showing that the spelling of Jerusalem in its present-day Hebrew form was already in common use some 2,000 years ago. During construction work in February in Jerusalem, archaeologists unearthed the pillar with the inscription "Hananiah son of Dodalos of Jerusalem," written in Aramaic with Hebrew letters. The Hebrew spelling of the city, pronounced Yerushalayim, is the same today. The name of the city in that form appears only rarely from the period of the second Jewish temple (first century AD) and usually in religious and political contexts, said David Mevorach of the Israel Museum, where ...Keep on reading: 2,000-year-old inscription spells Jerusalem as Israel does today.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

Panlilio opens FIBA discussions on eligibility

The door has been opened by SBP president Al Panlilio to discuss eligibility issues with FIBA regarding dual citizens showing heritage to play for the national team in competitions like the World Cup and club tournaments like the FIBA Champions Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

Toxic Bertiz

Public outrage filled all social media platforms last week as footage of party-list Congressman, John Bertiz, went viral showing him belligerently refusing to follow airport security protocols and berating a member of the security staff in the process. The post Toxic Bertiz appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

What happens when Jake Gyllenhaal is in a good, funny mood

  LOS ANGELES---Ask Jake Gyllenhaal about his idea of luxury and unwinding, and the playful actor in him comes alive. "My idea of luxury is Cartier," he replied, suddenly posing as if for a commercial cameraman, soulful eyes looking straight at you, while showing off his Santos watch by Cartier, for which he is an endorser.   "Cartier and Calvin Klein, the sort of scent of Eternity, those are my two ideas of luxury," added a smiling Jake, who is also in the ad campaign of the fragrance. He continued to strike a pose as if modeling for an ad photo shoot, holding up his left wrist to display the signature watch.   "And I also have a very important and stra...Keep on reading: What happens when Jake Gyllenhaal is in a good, funny mood.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News