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Luka Doncic triple-double lifts Mavs past Pistons in Mexico

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:35
  MEXICO CITY --- Luka Doncic's Spanish was flawless. His game was pretty good, too. Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple-double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the opener of the NBA Mexico Games. Doncic finished with 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Mavericks, who at 17-7 are off to their best 24-game start since posting the same mark at this point of the 2014-15 season. "He picked us apart," Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. Curry scored 18 points in the second quarter alone for Dallas. The Mavericks trailed by seven late in the ...

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Tahiti to host 2024 Olympics surfing, 15,000km away from hosts Paris

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:32
The Polynesian island of Tahiti has been chosen to host the surfing events at the 2024 Paris Olympics after being selected over beaches in southwest France and Brittany, organizers said on Thursday. Tahiti lies 15,700 kilometers (9,750 miles) from Paris but was chosen because it offers near-guaranteed surfing waves in the summer months. The events will take place at Teahupoo, a location that boasts some of the biggest waves on the men's World Cup circuit. "It's an extremely pleasant surprise and recognition for our history that will restore honor to Polynesia, where surfing began," the president of Tahiti's surfing federation, Lionel Teihotu, told AFP. According to the 20...

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COA: Makati LGU should pay souvenir maker P1.12-M despite bidding issues

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:24
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the local government unit (LGU) of Makati City to pay a souvenir-making company a sum of P1.120 million, despite certain issues in the bidding process.   In the decision dated November 15, COA said that Makati's LGU under incumbent Mayor Abby Binay should compensate OVT Graphic Line, Inc. (OVT) for the giveaways it produced for the city's Sampiro de Makati Festival Grande Paradedespite Makati's insistence to defer payment due to the absence of the signatures of Binay's brother, former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.   "Verily, the procurement of materials and giveaways suffers from legal infirmiti...

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Ungab: Changes made to 2020 budget recommended by Cabinet, gov’t agencies

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:21
MANILA, Philippines --- Changes to the bill on the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 were based on the President's priorities and recommendations from the Cabinet and other government agencies.   Such was the claim of House appropriations panel chairperson Isidro Ungab on Friday in answer to Senator Panfilo Lacson's allegations that members of the House of Representatives made last-minute insertions before the bicameral conference committee signed the budget.   The senator said the House insertions could reach P83-billion worth of projects, or even more.   READ: Lacson bares last minute insertions on 2020 budget   Ungab maintained that bud...

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Johnson won, but he may struggle to keep UK together

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:15
When he's done celebrating his thumping election victory, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to realize he's got a problem -- some constituent parts of the United Kingdom are heading in different directions.
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Neymar and Mbappé’s partnership could take PSG far in Europe

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:14
As the world's two most expensive football players, Neymar and Kylian Mbapp already stand apart. On the field, they have a harmony which could take Paris Saint-Germain far in the Champions League after three straight seasons of failing to even reach the quarterfinals. Evidence of their growing understanding was fully displayed in the 5-0 home win against an albeit weak Galatasaray side in the Champions League midweek. Mbapp set up Neymar with an exquisite back-heeled pass, and Neymar returned the compliment with a defense-splitting ball to send the electrifying Mbapp through on goal. They also combined in setting up PSG's opening goal for Mauro Icardi. "The real Neymar is...

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3 alien fugitives to face deportation for various crimes

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:57
  MANILA, Philippines -- Two Americans and a Korean wanted for various crimes in their respective homelands are set to be deported, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Friday.   In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the three foreign fugitives were apprehended in separate operations in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, and Manila.   Morente added that the three alien fugitives will be deported for being undocumented because their "passports were either expired or canceled by their respective governments."   Immigration's Fugitive and Search Unit (FSU) agents arrested American national Alvin Buguina Go-Tan, 49, in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan...

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Heat suspend Dion Waiters for 3rd time this season

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:57
MIAMI --- Dion Waiters has been suspended yet again without pay by the Miami Heat, his third banishment of the season. The team made the announcement Thursday night, citing "his failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordination" as the reasons. The move came only a few hours after Waiters had been ruled out of Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers because of illness. Waiters has been sick for several days, but clearly, the already-strained relationship is ailing again. He will not be allowed back until after Miami's game against Utah on Dec. 23. He has already lost about $920,000 in salary from two previous suspensions --- a one...

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P750-M worth of shabu, pot seized in various QC ops

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:57
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of P750 million worth of shabu and marijuana were seized by the Quezon City Police District in separate operations this week. Eight drug suspects were caught in the separate encounters, which yielded marijuana and shabu amounting to P510,000 and P240,000, respectively, according to a report by QCPD chief Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo on Friday. In Barangay Baesa on Wednesday, 75 grams of shabu with a street value of P510,000 were obtained from siblings Ruby Rosa Manzano, 26, and Maria Elena Manzano, 23, during a buy-bust operation. Also arrested in that operation wereMilbert Alonzo, 27, and Nabares, 49. The Manzano siblings and Nabares, QCPD said, were...

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Desert hunting with the falcons of Abu Dhabi

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:53
Twelve-year-old Mohammad is the first to spot the tracks.
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Joel Embiid responds to criticism to lead 76ers past Celtics

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:48
  BOSTON --- Joel Embiid answered the criticism from a couple of Hall of Famers in the most productive way possible. After Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley said Embiid wasn't playing up to his potential, the 76ers center conceded that they were probably right. Then he produced one of his best games of the year: a season-high 38 points along with 13 rebounds in a 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. "All of the stuff he has been dealing with he handled like an adult, with humility. And he responded in a dramatic way," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "He was dominant, was a leader and one of his best games as a Sixer." Embiid scored 16 po...

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar promotes ‘Greener Bataan’ this Christmas

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:39
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, known for its continuous efforts to promote creativity, artistry, and environmental conservation, named Abucay's plastic-made Christmas tree as the grand winner to the heritage hotel and destination's environmental-friendly tree competition. The grand reveal and official tree-lighting ceremony were held last December 7, 2019, at Plaza Tobias of Las Casas in Bagac, Bataan. Titled "Christmas Tree-Cycle Competition," this inter-municipality Christmas tree-making competition carries Las Casas' mission to have a 'Greener Bataan' this Yuletide season. Marivent Resort Hotel Inc. President Paul Kerr said in his opening speech, "This initiative aims to cele...

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Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’—but not for all

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:38
FUTABA, Japan --- The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They'll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of Fukushima, allowing Tokyo organizers and the Japanese government to label these games the "Recovery Olympics." The symbolism recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which showcased Japan's reemergence just 19 years after World War II. But tens of thousands still haven't recovered in Fukushima, displaced by nuclear radiation and unable to return to deserted places like Futaba. Time stopped in...

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Former NBA Commissioner Stern undergoes emergency brain surgery

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:34
  NEW YORK --- Former NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery. The league made the announcement about Stern's condition in a statement, saying its thoughts and prayers were with the 77-year-old Stern's family. Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA's longest-tenured commissioner before Adam Silver replaced him on Feb. 1, 2014. Stern has remained affiliated with the league with the title of commissioner emeritus and has remained active in his other interests, such as sports technology. Stern oversaw the growth of the NBA into a league whose games were televised in more than 200 countries and territories and ...

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate grand opening of Sen-Ryo

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:33
The same owners who brought you Mango Tree, Genki Sushi, Cocina Peruvia, and Kureji were joined by SM COO Mr. Steven Tan, Atty. Gaby Concepcion, Mr. Kato-San (Executive Officer of Overseas Operations Department) and Mr. Oh Lock Soon (president of Keppel Philippines Properties, Inc) to commemorate the Grand Opening of Sen-ryo with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Podium Mall in Mandaluyong City last December 10. The ribbon-cutting was followed by dinner to showcase the premium and authentic Japanese cuisine that Sen-ryo is known for. Sen-ryo is a premium sushi restaurant from Japan, that offers authentic Japanese cuisine combining the freshest ingredients, traditional technique...

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Friday the 13th: How it came to be and why it's considered unlucky

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:19
At least once a year, the calendar dates align to give us a Friday the 13th. Airline ticket prices tend to dip, your superstitious boss avoids important meetings and the whole day, there's a small part of you that's just waiting for something weird to happen.
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Record number of female MPs have won seats

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:15
More women MPs have been elected to the House of Commons than ever before, according to the Press Association news agency, breaking the previous record of 208.
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China completed almost 40% fewer skyscrapers in 2019, report says

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:13
Following years of breakneck construction, the number of new skyscrapers in China dropped sharply in 2019, according to data released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on Thursday.
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SC allows live coverage of Maguindanao massacre case promulgation

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:12
MANILA, Philippines--The Supreme Court has allowed the live media coverage of the Maguindanao massacre promulgation judgment on Dec. 19, 2019. In a notice made public Friday, the High Court has set guidelines for the live coverage and broadcast of the promulgation in various media platforms. The Maguindanao massacre case trial has stretched to 10 years with over a hundred accused of the death of 58 people including 32 journalists. The High Court said there will only be two cameras inside the courtroom that will be manned by the state-owned PTV4. The two cameras shall feed into the cables of the different media networks to enable the live coverage. One of the cameras shall ...

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See what made GOP congressman so angry

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:11
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler paused his committee's debate on articles of impeachment before final votes until the following morning, prompting howls of protest from Republicans after a session that had stretched more than 14 hours.
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