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Angara to law enforcers after Ressa arrest: Perform task in humanely

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:30
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sonny Angara on Friday said law enforcers should "perform their tasksin humaneways," following the arrest for cyberlibel of Rappler chief executive and administration critic Maria Ressa. READ:Court orders arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa   The reelectionistsenator said a warrant of arrest should not be served on women when courts are already closed, and should not be made with threats.   "Re MRessa case: our law enforcement officers should evolve to the degree where they can perform their tasks in humane ways, ie not serve warrants on women when courts are closed; not make any threats and be courteous; will go a long way...

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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:26
Would anyone --- anyone at all --- like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards. After a litany of public-relations disasters, backtracks and missteps, the latest dust-up surrounds the film academy's plans to remove four categories from the live portion of Feb. 24's broadcast, including cinematography and editing, arguably the two most foundational components of moviemaking. The academy, desperat...

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Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:26
Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) and Yanmar Philippines launched their newest brand campaign to the members of the media entitled "Kita Tayo sa Adamco" with their first brand ambassador, "Idol ng Bayan" Mr. Robin Padilla last Feb 9, 2019 at the Manila Hotel. The launch coincides with Adamco's 20th Anniversary of empowering the lives of Filipino Farmers by increasing profitability and productivity in agribusiness through advanced farm mechanication. Seen in the press conference panel (from to right) are : Ada Alethea Alingog-Nanayakkara - President, ADAMCO; Dr. Geronimo Collado - Chairman, Yanmar Philippines Corporation; Roberto P. Alingog - Chairman, ADAMCO; Robin Padilla-A...

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Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury but Pelicans cool off Thunder

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:22
NEW ORLEANS --- Anthony Davis grimaced and didn't move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime. Whether those were Davis' final moments in a Pelicans uniform --- or whether he even plays in this weekend's All-Star Game --- remains to be seen. Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final three minutes, Jrue Holiday scored 32 points and effectively defended Paul George, and New Orleans beat Oklahoma City 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing Davis to a shoulder injury. Davis, who has asked to be traded, left the Smoothie King Center with his agent, Rich Paul, during the second half to get an MRI exam, the results...

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Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can’t copyright ‘Carlton’ moves

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:19
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro's lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the makers of NBA 2K16, which Ribeiro says illegally makes use of the dance. The document denying the copyright says the moves in the "Carlton" represent a simple dance routine rather than a work of choreography, which can be copyrighted. A hearing on the motion to dismiss is scheduled for March 18. Ribeiro's dance was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom. He's...

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Steve Kerr fined $25,000 for ref rant in defeat to Trail Blazers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:12
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday following his rant at officials during his team's defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. Kerr needed to be escorted from the court at Portland's Moda Center on Wednesday after angrily objecting to a flagrant foul called against Draymond Green. The Warriors coach was assessed two technical fouls and ejected after slamming his clipboard to the ground and unleashing a verbal volley against official Kenny Mauer. Kerr's fine was confirmed by NBA vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe. Kerr later spoke to reporters about his angry reaction, explaining he was baffled by the decision t...

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Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:12
Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured onsurveillance camerasin the area of downtown Chicago where Smollett said he was attacked last month. The two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area when Smollett says he was attacked, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said earlier Thursday. Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs beforeattacking himand putting a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29. Guglielmi said Thursday night that Police ...

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Watch: First trailer for season 2 of ‘Killing Eve’

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:01
Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are back in action in a teaser trailer for the TV thriller's second season. A first trailer for the hotly-anticipated second season of the BBC spy drama has been unveiled. "Killing Eve" stars Jodie Comer ("Doctor Foster") as prolific, ruthless young assassin Villanelle, and Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy") as Eve Polastri, the MI5 officer on her trail. The first season ended on a cliffhanger, with Villanelle escaping her Paris apartment after being stabbed by Eve. The next season picks up shortly after, with the trailer showing Eve telling her superiors, "I found Villanelle. I think I might have killed her." We see Villanelle collapsing as ...

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Lovesick on Valentine’s? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:49
Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. From a toaster to an exercise bike and a pair of lacy bras, the small museum imbues seemingly ordinary objects with meaning through captions that detail their role in the unravelling of relationships around the world. The stories swerve from humorous to heart-wrenching. The museum was buzzing Thursday, Valentine's Day, with groups of friends and also some couples seeking out an unorthodox way to celebrate love. "Today being Valentine's Day, it's beautiful to read these small little stories," said...

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US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:48
BEIJING --- U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators held a second day of talks Friday after President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said he has yet to decide whether to escalate a technology dispute by going ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Business groups and economists say this week's talks are too brief to resolve a sprawling dispute over Beijing's technology ambitions. They say China's goal is to persuade Trump to push back the March 2 deadline for a planned duty hike on $200 billion of Chinese imports. "The vibe is good," Trump's adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters in Washington. Trump had made "no decision" on the tariff hike, Kudlow said. T...

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Philip Morris eyes tech gadgets for ‘smoke-free’ market

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:43
Gadgets that monitor health, from wearable step-counters to apps tracking sleep and diet, have exploded in popularity in recent years, and now even the tobacco industry is trying to jump into the fray. While health promotion and Big Tobacco appears incongruous, Philip Morris International (PMI) says the technology in its new "vaping" products could be used to offer users activity-tracking services and even life insurance rebates. "We have electronics in the new product, so we have an ability to connect with consumers that carry these products 16-17 hours a day," PMI chief Andre Calantzopoulos told AFP in a recent interview. The world's biggest cigarette vendor is t...

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From savior to mafia-fighter: Girl power comes to Berlin film festival

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:34
With strong female lead roles from a savior of street kids to a fiery mafia-fighter and an inspiring figure with Down Syndrome, directors have given girl power a firm place at this year's Berlin film festival. Films at the event, which is also welcoming an unprecedented line-up of female filmmakers, are challenging long-held notions such as the gender of God or the place of women in defending societies' most vulnerable. Macedonian filmmaker Teona Strugar Mitevska cut to the chase with "God exists, her name is Petrunya," the true story of a young woman who decides to join a religious competition that's usually reserved for men. "All patriarchal societies are constru...

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Hugpong takes campaign caravan to Baguio

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:29
  BAGUIO CITY --- Six of the 13 Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) senatorial candidates on Friday took their campaign caravan to this mountain city a day before the scheduled Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming. HNP is the regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. But the presidential daughter said they would immediately head to La Union later today for another rally tomorrow. "No, we won't stay here [to join the PMA alumni homecoming]," Carpio told the Inquirer. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has barred PMA alumni, including honorary class members, from "engaging in political campaigning" during their annual homecoming this weekend at For...

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Roblox, the game platform teaching young kids to code

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:27
With its Lego-like avatars and easy-to-learn coding for budding programmers, the online gaming app Roblox has cornered the market in younger gamers, with 80 million monthly users, many of them under 16. Now the platform, which has already taken the United States by storm, is setting its sights on Europe and Asia to become a global giant. Kids log on to the mobile app after school to guide their avatars through obstacle courses full of pitfalls, escape from jail, dive into a treasure hunt or even to build their own adventure park. None of it is very original, content-wise, and its simplistic, blocky style cannot compete with the lush aesthetics of the big studios' games, but ...

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Ex-rebel surrenderer nabbed for illegal possession of firearms in Bataan

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:22
MANILA, Philippines --- A former communist rebel, who had surrendered to the government before, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Bataan Provincial Police Office for illegal possession of firearms on Friday morning.   According to a report from the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) CIDG, suspect Ronaldo Tangente was arrested in Barangay Liyang, Pilar town of Bataan after authorities implemented the search warrant issued by Executive Judge Marion Jacqueline Poblete of the Regional Trial Court of Bataan.   One .38 caliber revolver handgun with four live bullets, along with two spent .38 caliber cases and a rifl...

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LOOK: Geoff Eigenmann, partner Maya expecting baby No. 2

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:15
Another blessing is on the way for Geoff Eigenmann and his partner, Maya. The Kapuso actor showed on Instagram on Thursday a video of him carrying his daughter Arabella while they try to poke a black balloon hung in a gym. Moments later, blue confetti exploded out of the balloon when it got poked, indicating they are having a boy. The pregnant singer is then seen jumping for joy after the gender of their baby was revealed. "Awesome start to our day and it ain't over yet," Eigenmann wrote in his post. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt210j_g3fy/ "Geoff and I are overjoyed to finally share that our family is growing," Maya wrote in her own Instagram post. "Another lil' babe is o...

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8 sachets of ‘shabu’ found in slain suspected drug pusher in Laguna

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:09
SAN PEDRO CITY - Police said they found eight sachets of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) from a suspected illegal drug pusher slain in a shootout in Sta. Cruz town in Laguna province on Friday. Laguna police chief Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said police conducted the buy-bust around 3 a.m. in Barangay (village) Bagumbayan. But during the transaction, the suspect, Dante Revolteado, alias "Bawang," allegedly opened fire, prompting the gunfight. The police recovered a .38-caliber gun from the suspect. Revolteado was, so far, the second suspect, after Jon Jon Elca of Lumban town, to be killed in a police shootout, as the Laguna police conducted province-wide anti...

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NPA frees 6 captive militiamen in Agusan del Sur

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:05
  MANILA, Philippines --- Six members of the Civilian Armed Auxiliaries (CAA) who were earlier abducted by the New People's Army (NPA) were released in Agusan del Sur on Thursday night, a military official said.   In a statement on Friday, Eastern Mindanao Command Commander Major General Felimon Santos Jr. said the six militiamen were turned over by a third party facilitator to the 401st Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division based at the 8th Special Forces Company headquarters in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.   "The release was brought about by the pressure of the relentless military operations to rescue the said troops," Santos said.   Aside from th...

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PNP: 1,388 arrested for violating election gun ban nationwide

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:00
MANILA, Philippines --- Police have arrested 1,388 persons since the election gun ban started, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said on Friday.   "We have arrested 1,388 persons already. So higit isang libo na ang naaresto sa mga checkpoints," Banac said in a media forum.   He said the police also have confiscated 21 light weapons, 47 replicas or toy guns, 74 hand grenades and 365 improvised explosive devices (IED) since the start of the election gun ban last January 13.   "Mayroong 21 light weapons, mga medyo mahaba konti pero we consider them as light weapons. Forty-seven replicas, yung mga laruan, toy guns. Seve...

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Doctor shot dead in possible hospital rivalry in Laguna

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:57
SAN PEDRO CITY - An executive of a new private hospital in Bay town in Laguna province was gunned down on Thursday afternoon, police said Friday. Dr. Roderick Mujer, vice president of the Global Care Medical Center, was leaving the hospital in Barangay (village) Maitim, when the attack happened around 5 p.m., said Bay police chief Chief Inspector Arlen Abastillas. In a phone interview Friday, Abastillas said Mujer was onboard his sports utility vehicle in front of the Global Hospital and was backing up onto the highway when shot at by a lone gunman on foot. Mujer suffered multiple bullet wounds and died on the way to the HealthServ Medical Center in the adjacent town of Los Baos...

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