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Kevin Durant on James Harden: He’s ‘clever’ but not cheater

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:48
MANILA, Philippines--Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant says Rockets rival James Harden makes clever use of NBA rules but does not cheat the game. Durant, speaking to reporters on Tuesday before the Warriors took on the Rockets in game two of their Western Conference second-round playoff series, said Houston's prolific scorer Harden has developed an effective way to pressure opposing defenses. "He's always been clever at getting to the paint and using his strength to bump guys off," Durant said of the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player Harden. "I think it's, more so than anything, putting pressure on the defense. "I think that's what he's always been doing. I wouldn't say th...

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Pangasinan folk celebrate ‘Sea Festival’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:48
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan --- Thousands of residents of Pangasinan province and neighboring areas trooped to local beaches to celebrate this year's Pistay Dayat (Sea Festival). The celebration began in the 1960s as the local fishing community's simple thanksgiving celebration for the bounty of Lingayen Gulf. It has since evolved into an annual event that featured different crowd-drawing activities in the run up to the actual day. In this capital town, a commemorative program was held at the capitol beachfront after the traditional Thanksgiving Mass. The program was followed by a boodle fight, where two rows of one-kilometer long tables were set. In Dagupan City, a boxing champion...

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‘Game of Thrones’: Battle of Winterfell is most tweeted-about episode in TV history

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:44
Entitled "The Long Night", episode three of the final season of "Game of Thrones" had a huge impact on the minds of fans and on Twitter. It set the internet alight, becoming the most tweeted-about episode in TV history with over 7.8 million tweets as of Sunday, April 28, a new record for the epic HBO series. The third episode of the final season exploded across Twitter feeds when it aired, collecting over 7.8 million tweets, thus becoming the most tweeted-about series in television history. A big feat for the HBO series, which had already broken a record for the final season this April 14, garnering over five million tweets for "Winterfell." With a run time of one hour and 1...

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Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix ’13 Reasons Why’ release–study

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:41
  LOS ANGELES -- The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why", which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found. The series was met with concern when it aired in March 2017, with health and education professionals fearing the content was potentially harmful for vulnerable populations, such as adolescents.   https://twitter.com/13ReasonsWhy/status/1108805479495544834 According to the new study, researchers estimated there were an additional 195 suicide deaths -- an increase of nearly 29 percent -- among 10 to 17 year-olds in the nine months a...

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Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boys

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:31
  BANGKOK --- Netflix is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. Netflix and SK Global Entertainment said they acquired the rights to the story from 13 Thumluang Co. Ltd,, a company that Thailand's government helped establish to represent the interests of the boys and their coach, who attended the news conference for the announcement Tuesday in Bangkok. Thailand's Culture Ministry in March first unveiled the deal, announced as a miniseries. Deputy government spokesman Weerachon S...

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Lea Salonga on being compared to Brie Larson: ‘Im very flattered’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:31
  MANILA, Philippines --- Since Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" premiered in cinemas last week, fans could not help but notice the resemblance of Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga to Captain Marvel played by Brie Larson. Some fans even posted side-by-side photos of Larson and Salonga sporting short hairstyle to compare their looks. https://twitter.com/rjmaudy/status/1122290023724802048 https://twitter.com/davejavuo/status/1123196190416179200 https://twitter.com/paully_paully_P/status/1122812855038775297 The Broadway star reacted to the tweets, saying she is flattered to be compared to Larson. "Not just a few friends sent me photos of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel ...

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Kevin Durant leads way again as Warriors clip Rockets for 2-0 lead

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:30
OAKLAND, California--- Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends, kept their mouths shut and handled business at home against James Harden and the Rockets. Now, the two-time defending champions are headed to Houston with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal. Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against Harden, leading the Warriors past the Rockets 115-109 on Tuesday night as the focus refreshingly returned to basketball after two days of constant chatter about the officiating. "Tonight I think it was a great officiated game," Golden State's Draymond Green said. "They let us be physical, both teams, and they made t...

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BI strengthens rules against foreign workers in PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:29
  MANILA, Philippines --- As the country marked Labor Day, the Bureau of Immigration said that it has tightened its rules against foreign workers in the country.   Immigration Chief Jaime Morente said Wednesday that itstrengthened its rules on the issuance of permits to foreign nationals following reports that the number of foreigners working in the Philippines has been increasing.   Morente linked the increase in the number of foreign nationals working in the country to the emerging industries in the Philippines like online gaming.   "Issues and challenges only appear now. This has never been a problem in the past because of the relatively sm...

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Lawmaker upbeat on approval of security of tenure bill

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:29
  MANILA, Philippines - As the nation observed Labor Day on Wednesday, Senator Joel Villanueva said he is optimistic that the Senate will push for the passage of the bill that will put an end to contractualization in the country once Congress resumes session after the May 13 elections.   "I am optimistic that the entire Senate will push for the passage of the bill and send it to the bicameral conference when session resumes and heads into the final three weeks of the 17th Congress," he said in a text message to reporters.   The security of tenure bill is now on second reading and is under "period of amendments" as the Senate headed to its legislative break i...

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Cyprus toxic lake scoured as probe into killings of 4 Filipinas, 3 others continues

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:22
MITSERO, Cyprus --- British forensics experts helping to tackle the Cyprus serial killer case visited a toxic lake Tuesday where a suitcase was found with a decomposed body inside as criticism mounted of how Cypriot police initially handled the disappearances of several victims. The Cypriot police chief and leading investigators briefed the experts from Scotland Yard on the investigation into the killings of seven foreign women and girls, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said. The toxic lake is where the suspect --- a 35-year-old Cyprus army captain --- told investigators he dumped three of his victims after putting them inside suitcases. The body of an adult woman inside ...

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Foxconn CEO meeting at White House, reasons unclear

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:22
MADISON, Wisconsin --- Foxconn Technology Group CEO Terry Gou is headed to the White House for a meeting, but it's unclear why. Foxconn has committed to building a $10 billion display screen manufacturing facility in Wisconsin that the company says will employ 13,000 people. Foxconn said in a statement Tuesday that it "regularly engages with its stakeholders in state and federal government." Foxconn says details of such interactions can't be disclosed for privacy reasons. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Gou was meeting with President Donald Trump, but he didn't know exactly what they were talking about. No one from Wisconsin was to be at the meeting. Evers has said Foxconn...

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Big battle brings record viewing for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:17
LOS ANGELES --- HBO's "Game of Thrones" has once again ridden a high body count to a record viewer count. Sunday's big-battle episode, the third of the final season, drew 17.8 million viewers either live on the network at 9 p.m., streamed, on-demand or in a rerun that aired later that night, the Nielsen company said. That made it the week's most-watched show cable or broadcast and the most-watched one-day event ever in HBO's four decades of existence, topping the "Game of Thrones" season eight premiere, which had 17.4 million viewers two weeks earlier. The episode known as "The Long Night" was the longest in series history at 1 hour, 22 minutes. It featured a battle between ...

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Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:16
MILWAUKEE--- Giannis Antetokounmpo attacked the rim, Khris Middleton connected from long range and Eric Bledsoe turned in an effective performance. The Milwaukee Bucks looked more like themselves in Game 2. Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Middleton made seven of Milwaukee's franchise playoff-high 20 3-pointers, helping the Bucks even their second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics with a 123-102 victory Tuesday night. Antetokounmpo, one of the top candidates for NBA MVP, went 7 for 16 from the floor and 13 of 18 at the foul line. It was an important turnaround for Milwaukee after he had 22 points on 7-for-21 shooting in Game 1 on Sunday. Middl...

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Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:13
Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can't prove that the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show's March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated. During April 2017 alone, 190 U.S. tweens and teens took their own lives. Their April 2017 suicide rate was .57 per 100,000 people, nearly 30 percent higher than in the preceding five years included in the study. An addi...

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Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:12
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will share what's being called the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain. The $9 million gift from Charles Broderick, an alumnus of both universities, will be split evenly between researchers at Harvard Medical School and the School of Science at MIT.   https://twitter.com/harvardmed/status/1123287167533559809 The schools said in Tuesday's announcement that the donation will fund research into the biology of cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in marijuana, and their effects on brain development, behavior and overall health. ...

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ADB to lend PH $100M to build elevated walkways, bike lanes along Edsa

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:11
NADI, Fiji --- Elevated pathways that will serve not only pedestrians but also bikers would soon be built along Edsa once the Philippine government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) firms up within the year a $100-million (over P5-billion) loan for the proposed "greenways" project. Ramesh Subramaniam, director general of the ADB's Southeast Asia department, told a press conference on the sidelines of the Manila-based lender's 52nd Annual Meeting that the plan was to build six to seven greenways, initially on North Edsa, Ortigas, and Taft intersections of Metro Manila's main highway. Subramaniam later told Filipino reporters covering the meeting that ADB would also provide technica...

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Daniel Radcliffe to return to London stage in Beckett play

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:06
LONDON --- Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the London stage in a Samuel Beckett double bill. The Old Vic Theatre says the former "Harry Potter" star will appear alongside Alan Cumming in a production of Beckett's bleak comedy "Endgame" that opens in February. It will be performed along with Beckett's rarely produced short play "Rough For Theatre II." The 29-year-old Radcliffe appeared at the Old Vic in 2017 in Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." The Old Vic's 2019-2020 season will also reunite Claire Foy and Matt Smith, stars of the first two seasons of "The Crown," as a couple grappling with the fate of the planet in "Lungs." The theater also plans t...

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LOOK: Creative rallyists push for end to contractualization, vote-buying

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:04
  MANILA, Philippines --- Some rallyists displayed creative banners and other items to denounce contractualization and vote-buying during a protest at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila that marked this year's Labor Day.   Ludynela Hamor of National Confederation of Labor (NCL) brought a banner which demanded to stop vote-buying as election day nears.   "'Wag ipagbili ang boto dahil ang boto ay napakahalaga para maging boses din ang mga manggagawa," Hamor told INQUIRER.net.   Joy Limpangon, a worker of an agricultural company sold cloth bags bearing a tagline that calls for support for her fellow workers who are demanding regularization.   ...

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ADB: ‘Debt trap’ must not be ‘big concern’ as long as debts are ‘sustainable’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:01
  NADI, Fiji --- As the Philippines seeks more foreign financing from development partners such as China and Japan as well as multilateral lenders like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, among others, to build more infrastructure, ADB's top economist on Wednesday said "debt trap" should not be a "big concern" as long as borrowings are "sustainable." "You're to meet a potential demand of an economy and eliminating infrastructure bottlenecks---if you're such a government, I think having debt per se and also continuing public investment is not necessarily a bad idea," ADB chief economist Yasuyuki Sawada told a press conference on the sidelines of the ADB's 52nd ...

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Obamas unveil slate of series, documentaries for Netflix

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:59
NEW YORK --- Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions, on Tuesday announced a total of seven films and series that Barack Obama said will entertain but also "educate, connect and inspire us all." Higher Ground is producing a feature film on Frederick Douglass, adapted from David W. Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. Also in the works is a documentary series that adapts Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy," the "Moneyball" author's 2018 best-seller about gov...

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