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‘Rosita’ strengthens as it moves closer to PH

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 16:59
Typhoon "Rosita," internationally known as "Yutu," strengthened on Saturday as it continued to move closer towards the country, according to a bulletin issued at 4 p.m. by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). As of 3 p.m., Rosita had maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness of 245 kph near the center. It is moving west at 25 kph. Pagasa said that the weather disturbance was last spotted at 1,214 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. Despite this, Pagasa noted that Rosita still had no direct impact in the country. The northwest monsoon will prevail over the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagay...

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BOC whistleblower: Paolo Duterte only cleared in P6.8-B shabu shipment

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 16:55
      "I am very sorry but I am just telling the truth." This was what Customs official Maria Lourdes Mangaoang said in an interview with Inquirer on Saturday, noting that she only cleared Paolo Duterte from his involvement in the latest shabu smuggling worth P6.8 billion. Mangaoang, who was formerly the chief of the BOC X-ray division, said she only cleared Duterte in the shabu shipments with consignees Vecaba Trading and SMYD Trading but said she had no knowledge of his possible dealings during the time of former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon. "Nagagalit sila kung bakit ko kin-lear si Paolo Duterte. Sinasabi ko kin-lear ko lang si Paolo Duterte dito...

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Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NU

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 16:01
Ateneo punched its ticket to the Final Four after brushing National University aside, 79-64, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The league-leading Blue Eagles cruised to their fourth straight win for a 9-2 record and in the process sent the Bulldogs to a miserable 3-7 slate in the seventh spot. NU's chances of entering the semifinals now hang by a thread. Ateneo started the game with a 10-0 spurt and the defending champion never looked back. The Blue Eagles went on a blistering 22-9 run in the second quarter to take a 44-20 lead after Thirdy Ravena's free throw. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said that even...

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Meghan Markle’s marriage doesn’t define her

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 16:00
As part of their ongoing tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently in Fiji. While there, a country where only a few girls are given the opportunity to attend a University, the Duchess of Sussex gave an empowering speech about girls' rights to receive education. She stressed that "for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital. Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development because when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures not only for themselves but for all of those around them." Personally, I felt like it was a moving and powerful speech. But not everyone agrees. Judging from all the...

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Muncy homer in 18th lifts Dodgers past Boston in longest World Series game

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:49
Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1. Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief. It took seven hours and 561 pitches to settle this. The Red Sox were oh-so-close in the 13th to taking a huge 3-0 lead. But second baseman Ian Kinsler's wide throw on a two-out grounder by Yasiel Puig let Los Angeles score the tying run. Game 4 is Saturday and Rich Hill will start for the Dodgers. Eovaldi had been set to pitch until he entered in the 12th and stayed in....

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Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil partner with Dan Villegas for new film

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:38
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil shook hands with "Exes Baggage" director Dan Villegas, signaling the start of their next film project. Also working on the project is Tonet Jadaone, who directed the hit romantic comedy movie "That Thing Called Tadhana," and Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects, which produced "Never Not Love You" starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The new project was known through an Oct. 26 Instagram post by Villegas' production company Black Sheep. The post also included several snapshots of the team meeting over the project, which has been planned to come out in 2019. The last movie LizQuen starred in was 2017's "My Ex and Whys" by Cathy Garcia-...

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Bolivia’s ‘oldest woman’ celebrates 118th birthday

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:30
The oldest woman in Bolivia, and perhaps the world, turned 118 on Friday, remaining lucid and in good health, authorities in the South American country said. Julia Flores Colque was born in 1900 in a Quechua family in the mining region of Potosi in the country's south. Known as "Mama Julia," Flores celebrated her birthday amongst family, friends and local authorities from Sacaba, where she now lives in the center of Bolivia. In a country where the average life expectancy is 71, Flores is an exception to the rule. If her age was officially recognized, she would be the oldest living person and third oldest of all time, but she hasn't been confirmed by the Guinness...

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Tubino, Paat back for Cignal in PSL

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:25
Familiar faces are set to return to Cignal as the team attempts to hold its place among the league's elite come the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference. HD Spikers head coach Edgar Barroga said Royse Tubino and former national team player Mylene Paat will return to help the team replicate the success they had in the Invitational Conference in 2017. "We like our chances this conference, all our needs were addressed both on offense and defense," said Barroga. "Right now we're working on chemistry inside and outside the court." "As much as possible we need a little more practice time with them so they can study our system and get into the flow of the team." Lutgarda Mal...

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Tyus Battle returns, making Syracuse a stronger team

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:16
SYRACUSE, N.Y. --- Syracuse's Jim Boeheim enters his 43rd season with a luxury few other coaches around the country can claim --- all five Orange starters return from last year's Sweet 16 team. The roster also has three freshmen, including the Hall of Fame coach's sharp-shooting son, and a transfer who's ready to go after practicing with the team for a year. Things are looking up. "The same guys, so we should improve," Boeheim said. "I think we're way ahead of where we were last year." Syracuse finished 23-14 overall and 8-10 in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season and was not ranked at any point, a rarity in Boeheim's long reign. That streak is over. The Orange are ...

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RuPaul brings drag queens out of the closet

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:13
Long kept within the confines of gay bars, drag queen culture is spreading like wildfire in the United States, propelled by the most famous of them all, RuPaul and his cult television show. Nearly 50,000 people flocked to New York in late September for DragCon, a convention dedicated to all things drag, just four months after a similar event in Los Angeles. "I wouldn't have predicted this even five years ago," says Raymond Alvarez, one of those attending the New York gathering. "It's kind of surreal in a way. It's such a very specific thing." The history of drag queens --- people, usually men, who dress in women's clothing and embrace exaggerated female stereotypes, often in...

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FIFA puts new tournaments on hold due to European opposition

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:11
KIGALI, Rwanda --- A $25 billion overhaul of world soccer competitions was put on on hold after mounting disapproval from European leaders and clubs saw FIFA President Gianni Infantino backtrack on Friday and accept more consultation was necessary to avert a crisis. A vote was abandoned hours before the council meeting where Infantino hoped to secure approval from his council on the principle of revamping the Club World Cup and establishing a Global Nations League. "I am happy to have contributed to peace in the world today," Infantino said. "We will work to see whether we can find something that suits everyone." Infantino will lead a task force featuring the regional confed...

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Danny Jacobs eyes title, bigger place in middleweight picture

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:08
NEW YORK --- Whenever Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin are ready to get back to business in the middleweight division, Danny Jacobs wants to be there waiting. If he wins Saturday, he'd be waiting with a belt around his waist. Jacobs meets Sergiy Derevyanchenko inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with the winner taking the IBF's vacant version of the 160-pound title. There's been a flurry of changes within the division lately, with Alvarez owning half of the four major titles after edging longtime champion Golovkin last month in their rematch. Demetrius Andrade won the other belt last week, and Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) can put his name on the list of champions. The...

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Kris insists she and Gideon Peña will never be together: ‘I don’t wanna be a burden on anybody’

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:05
Kris Aquino put her foot down and said she and Atty. Gideon Pea will never be together. Previously, fans were intrigued if a romance was brewingbetween the Queen of All Media and the lawyer and law professor. Aquino then thanked him for consistently giving her"genuine concern, friendship, respect [and] trust." READ:Gideon Pea 'consistently' shows Kris Aquino 'genuine concern, friendship, respect, trust' Now, the media personality said with finality that the possibility of her and Pea being in a romantic relationship will not happen, as seen in Aquino's second part of a life update interview released on YouTube Saturday. When asked by interviewer Anna Pingol about the peop...

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Mookie Betts: “Pretty cool” to be feted for feeding homeless

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:03
LOS ANGELES --- Mookie Betts figures he should always use his baseball success to give back to the world. Even in the middle of the World Series. The Boston Red Sox slugger was surprised to find himself in the spotlight this week for a late-night good deed. A few hours after the Red Soxwon Game 2 on Wednesday night, Betts and his cousin were spotted providing hot meals to the homeless outside the Boston Public Library, braving temperatures in the 30s to feed dozens of people. Former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni, now a radio host on WEEI, was tipped off about Betts' distribution of several trays of hot food. Merlonipublicized the good deed on social media, leading to widespread accl...

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Azkals hire former England manager Eriksson

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:00
Boosting its braintrust in anticipation for two important tournaments in the coming months, the Philippines has hired Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson, who managed European powerhouse England in the 2006 World Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami told the Inquirer that Eriksson, 70, has agreed to terms for an initial six-month engagement with room for an extension, which means the veteran coach will be handling the Azkals in the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and the AFC Asian Cup in January. Irish coach Scott Cooper, who handled the team in the last two matches, will remain with the Azkals, joining forces with Eriksson, whom he worked with during their time at Leicester City from 2010 ...

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IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:00
IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his "first slide transfer as a paraplegic" that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but Thursday's post was the first time he publicly confirmed his paralysis. "I've only been posting videos of the small movement in my legs, but the reality is I am far away from walking on my own," Wickens wrote. "Some people are a bit confused with the sev...

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Director Mike Leigh eyes present-day woes in new historical drama ‘Peterloo’

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:59
British director Mike Leigh first turned his hand to historical drama with "Mr. Turner" in 2014. Now, the 75-year-old Leigh --- feted for films such as "Secrets & Lies", "Vera Drake" and "Abigail's Party" --- is returning to the 19th century with a retelling of Britain's Peterloo massacre. Leigh believes his latest film holds lessons for the present day --- in everything from austerity and apathy to authoritarianism and Brexit. The Oscar-nominated film-maker said "Peterloo", depicting the deadly and tumultuous 1819 assault on pro-democracy protesters at St Peter's Field in the northern city of Manchester, remains relevant in our "worrying times." "Given the speed with...

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Chris Evert trophy will go to No. 1 player in WTA

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:55
SINGAPORE --- The Women's Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert. Simona Halep has received the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy. She's the year-end No. 1 for the second straight season. Halep isn't playing in the current WTA Finals because of a back injury. Evert was the first WTA No. 1 in 1975, when she won 15 titles. She says she's "honored and privileged" to have her name on the trophy. The American finished her career in 1989 with 157 singles titles and 18 Grand Slam singles titles. Steffi Graf earned the year-end No. 1 a record eight times from 1987-96....

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Pacers’ Evans to sit out game after being late for practice

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:52
INDIANAPOLIS --- Indiana guard Tyreke Evans will sit out the Pacers' game Saturday night at Cleveland because of a violation of team rules. "I was late for practice," Evans said in a tweet posted by the team Friday. "This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career. They deserve my best every day and I am disappointed in myself for causing a distraction that prevents me from being able to help my team tomorrow. I will do better." Evans has averaged 3.6 points and 21.2 minutes in five games this season, his first with the Pacers and 11th in the NBA. He also has played for Sacramento, New Orleans and Memphis....

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‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:50
LONDON --- French urban climber Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in Britain after scaling one of London's tallest skyscrapers without ropes --- and without permission. Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-meter) Heron Tower on Thursday as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered spectators away. He was arrested after the climb and appeared in a London court on Friday. Robert pleaded guilty to causing a public nuisance and received a 20-week suspended sentence and a 5,500 pound ($7,000 or P374,640) fine. He was also barred from climbing all buildings in Britain "until further notice." The 56-year-old daredevil, known as "the French Spiderm...

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