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Conley leads Grizzlies in rout of Pacers

Inquirer Breaking News - 19 min 53 sec ago
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE---Mike Conley wanted to set the tone for the Memphis Grizzlies. He succeeded, in a big way. Conley matched his career high with seven 3-pointers on his way to 36 points, helping the Grizzlies rout the Indiana Pacers 110-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis (41-34) had lost four in a row, all on the road. "It was a must-win," Conley said, "and I just wanted to make a statement, not only with my team, but to the coaches, the city that we're not playing the basketball we need to be playing right now, and we're better than this." Vince Carter added 21 points and eight rebounds, and Zach Randolph finished with 17 points. Conley went 13 for 21 from the field. ...

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Top 10 cities where you can find luxury, for less

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 min 28 sec ago
Istanbul in Turkey, Bangkok in Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travelers can sleep like a king, on a pauper's budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers from the United States can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (around P7500) or less. A scan of the top 10 cities shows that Asia, Latin America and Europe offer the most affordable luxury accommodations, with a five-star experience available in Istanbul for just $124 (around P6200) a night. By contrast, Reykjavik in Icela...

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Dragic, Heat roll past Knicks

Inquirer Breaking News - 27 min 10 sec ago
NEW YORK---Many NBA teams dread back-to-backs, especially when the first game was as tough as the one Miami had a night earlier. "We don't function like that," guard Goran Dragic said. "We try to win every game that we can." Dragic had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and the Heat breezed to an easy victory a night after going down to the wire, beating the New York Knicks 105-88 on Wednesday night. Reserve James Johnson added 18 points for the Heat, who tied Indiana for seventh place in the Eastern Conference as they continue a second-half surge that could carry them to the postseason. Josh Richardson finished with 17 points as Miami (37-38) improved to 26-8 si...

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Filipina helper showcases her art talent in HK

Inquirer Breaking News - 32 min 19 sec ago
To uplift her family from poverty, Donna Sagudang left her impoverishedlife in Baguio City for a more upscale life, though working as a domestic helper, in Hong Kong. Looking after her employer's family for six days a week, Sagudang spends her day offsketching portraits of cartoon characters and celebrities, something she dreamed of when she was young. "I wanted to study art when I was a kid, but I did not have the pencils, which were very expensive in the Philippines," Sagudang told Asia Times. "I came to Hong Kong in 2014 and started drawing during rest time last year." She began drawing faces of popular cartoon characters and personalities, including Miss Universe 2015 Pi...

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Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans past Mavericks

Inquirer Breaking News - 32 min 25 sec ago
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA---Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added 29 points and 16 rebounds in his return from a two-game absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-118 on Wednesday night. Back from a right ankle sprain, Cousins played 40 minutes. His baskets included a 29-foot 3-pointer at the end of the first half and he was 10 of 12 at the free-throw line. Davis' highlights included an offensive rebound and dunk with 1:50 left as New Orleans won for the seventh time in 10 games. Jordan Crawford's 15-point performance included a 22-foot jumper that put the Pelicans up 121-116 with 47 seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki had 23 poi...

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Eiffel Tower more popular among Brits than London Eye, says survey

Inquirer Breaking News - 35 min 19 sec ago
More Brits have visited the Eiffel Tower across the channel than taken a spin on the London Eye or visited the Houses of Parliament. That's according to a survey carried out by Airbnb, which found that overall, Brits tend to be more adventurous abroad than they are at home. Along with the London Eye, Brits are less likely to have made the trek to Gateshead, England to see the Angel of the North, and more likely to have flown across the pond to tick the Empire State Building off their bucket list, says Airbnb. Findings also revealed that almost two-thirds or 62 percent of Britons have never visited their local gallery, while more than half (52 percent) admit to never having s...

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Westbrook gets 38th triple-double in Thunder’s OT win over Magic

Inquirer Breaking News - 37 min 30 sec ago
ORLANDO, FLORIDA---With as prolific a scorer as Russell Westbrook is, the Oklahoma City Thunder never feel as though any deficit is too much to overcome. Oklahoma City stormed back from a double-digit deficit behind another eye-popping performance by Westbrook to upend Orlando 114-106 in overtime Wednesday night. Westbrook scored 36 of his 57 points - the most in a triple-double in NBA history - after halftime and had 13 rebounds and 11 assists to help the Thunder clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference. It was the largest comeback win in Oklahoma City history. On Monday night, Westbrook had a 13-point outburst in the final three minutes to rally the Thunder past Dal...

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The Scout Campus Tour Begins With #SCOUTxUP

Inquirer Breaking News - 41 min 37 sec ago
Mark your calendars; the Scout Campus Tour makes a comeback this 2017 bigger, badder, and more fun than ever. This time though, the focus has changed.   The Scout Campus Tour is Scout Magazine's year-long project where Scout visits various schools in the metro for an afternoon of activities. For the first leg, Scout heads back to University of the Philippines Diliman, this March 31 from 12 noon to 6 in the afternoon at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden.   There will be homegrown talents from the UP Music Circle: post-rock trio Hollowburn, and acoustic solo act Seresa and Alexia Sumilang. Finally, special musical guest Jensen and the Flips will close the afternoon....

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Church’s secondhand shops fund youth scholars, livelihood

Inquirer Breaking News - 44 min 2 sec ago
Caritas Manila's charity store project "Segunda Mana" (secondhand) continues to expand as it seeks to help more youth scholars and poor families in the country. Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila's executive director, led the opening of Segunda Mana outlet at Ali Mall in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday. Pascual encouraged the faithful to donate their pre-loved items like clothes, accessories, appliances, and school supplies that can still be recycled and reused. "'Yung mga segunda mano, ipamana n'yo na. Itong mga gamit nating preloved items, mga inventories, mga nasa bodega lang ng bahay natin, damit, equipment, mga libro na hindi na natin ginagamit, pwede nating i-donate sa S...

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WATCH: First trailer for Stephen King horror classic ‘It’ released

Inquirer Breaking News - 46 min 36 sec ago
An evil clown called Pennywise is terrorizing a small town, and a group of seven children attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery behind the malevolent force. Stephen King's 1986 novel "It" has become one of his most well-known works, and is now being prepared for a feature-length theatrical debut in September 2017. Andrs Muschietti directs the adaptation, which focuses in on the first part of King's dual-timeline story. A second film is under consideration. JB RELATED STORY: Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King...

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Soldier hurt as BIFF sets off roadside bomb in Maguindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - 54 min 24 sec ago
COTABATO CITY -- A soldier was injured when suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) set off a roadside improvised bomb in Datu Hofer town, Maguindanao, Thursdaymorning. Capt. Arvin John Encinas, speaking for the 6th Infantry Division, said two military vehicles loaded with soldiers from the 38th Infantry Battalion were proceeding to the Ampatuan town in Maguindanao at 7:45 a.m. when the improvised explosive device exploded along a highway in Datu Hofer town in Maguindanao. A shrapnel hit the windshield of the Army vehicle, hitting its driver, Sgt. Michael Mabazza, Encinas said. Senior Superintendent Agustin Tello, Maguindanao police director, said Mabazza and hi...

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George Michael’s funeral held in private

Inquirer Breaking News - 59 min 54 sec ago
George Michael's funeral took place in private on Wednesday, three months after his shocking death at the age of 53, the legendary British pop star's publicist said. The singer was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, but it was not until the coroner's ruling earlier this month---declaring that he died of natural causes---that he could be laid to rest. "Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend," his spokesman said. "George Michael's family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support." The ceremony took place at Highgate Cemetery in the ...

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Filipino fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 1 min ago
[ventuno id='OTEzNzU2fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea. Rolando Omongos, 21, recounted an astonishing tale of survival as he arrived from his first-ever plane ride at Manila airport, three weeks after his rescue by a Japanese fishing vessel. "I cried non-stop when I was finally rescued. I was too weak to stand up and they had to carry me," the diminutive fisherman told reporters. He said he survived on rainwater and moss growing at the hull of his 2.5-metre (8-foot...

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‘Pink Star’ diamond set to fetch world record price in Hong Kong

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 9 min ago
A plum-sized pink diamond is expected to break the world record for a gemstone early next month, when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong, Sotheby's auction house said Wednesday. The 59.60-carat "Pink Star" is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). But Sotheby's was been forced to buy back the flawless diamond after a previous buyer defaulted on what was then a record sale in 2013. That sale in Geneva saw a New York-based diamond cutter secure the stone for $83 million. Sotheby's is confident the "Pink Star" will again sell for a record price on April 4, somewhere above $60 million. "I think when it's sold, it will be the new...

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Alvarez-Floirendo spat may boost impeach try vs Duterte—solon

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Thursday said he would take advantage of the spat between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao Del Norte Rep. Antonio "Tonyboy" Floirendo Jr. to get the numbers for his impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference after filing his supplemental impeachment complaint, Alejano said he lamented that Alvarez and Floirendo's rift supposedly stemmed from an altercation between the congressmen's girlfriends. The Speaker's girlfriend, Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio, and Floirendo's live-in partner, Cathy Binag, had an altercation last year during the Masskara Festival in Bacolod city where both congressmen attended. Binag howeve...

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Playing Pokémon GO can bring families closer, makes kids exercise, says study

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Playing popular gaming app "Pokmon GO" can help families spend quality time together and increase their levels of physical activity, according to new research. In the first study to survey and interview parents who play the game with their families, the results showed that Pokmon GO can offer parents and children many side benefits from playing the game together, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding. Carried out by the University of Washington, the team of researchers surveyed 67 parents and interviewed an additional 20 parents playing "Pokmon GO" with their families in a park in Seattle. The responses revealed that the ...

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Quirino town councilor found dead

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 35 min ago
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya --- A town councilor was found dead on Wednesday morning (March 29) in Cabarroguis town in Quirino province. The remains of Alberto Binlayan, 47, Cabarroguis town councilor, bore multiple gunshot wounds, nearly 12 hours after neighbors heard shots ring out from the victim's compound in Zamora village. Policemen rushed to the scene after being alerted of the killing, and discovered Binlayan's body in his garage, beside his Nissan Fuego minivan. Police investigation is now in progress. SFM/rga...

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Reducing salt intake can cut down nighttime trips to bathroom

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 37 min ago
For those who find their sleep interrupted by nighttime visits to the bathroom, new research suggests that reducing the amount of salt in your diet could reduce your need to pee at night. Known as nocturia, waking up one or more times during the night to urinate at night affects most people over the age of 60, and a substantial minority under 60. The condition, which has several possible causes, leads to lack of sleep for sufferers, which in turn can have other implications, including an increase in stress, irritability or tiredness, and a significant negative impact on quality of life. The new research, to be presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Lond...

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NBA: Curry leads Warriors fightback in Spurs defeat

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors fought back from a 22-point deficit to land a psychological blow against the San Antonio Spurs with a 110-98 road victory on Wednesday. The Warriors -- who could ultimately end up facing San Antonio for a place in the NBA finals when the playoffs get under way -- looked to be in deep trouble as the Spurs raced into a 29-7 first quarter lead. But Curry and Klay Thompson led a magnificent team effort to haul the Warriors back into contention in the second quarter, gradually chipping away at San Antonio's lead to close within three points at halftime. The Warriors then turned on the style in the third quarter, piling o...

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Muntinlupa Crime Lab chief caught having pot session

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 44 min ago
[ventuno id='OTEzNzgzfHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] A police official heading the satellite unit of the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Alabang, Muntinlupa City was caught having a pot session in Las Pias City on Thursday morning.   Supt. Lito Cabamongan was arrested by his colleagues after they were tipped off on an ongoing pot session at Everlasting Homes in Barangay (village) Talong IV around 5:30 a.m.   Members of the Las Pias police also arrested Cabamongan's companion Nedy Sabdao, 44.     Recovered from the suspects were three empty sachets with residue of suspected "shabu" (metamphetamine hydrochloride)...

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