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Billie Eilish breaks record with James Bond theme

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:06
Teenage pop star Billie Eilish scored another record on Friday as her new single enjoyed the biggest opening week of all time for a James Bond theme in the British charts. "No Time To Die" landed straight in at number one, according to the Official Singles Chart, becoming the 18-year-old's first British chart-topper. The single, co-written and produced by the United States star and her brother Finneas, earned 90,000 chart sales and 10.6 million streams, making it the biggest opening week for a single so far this year. The ballad has the grungy melancholic feel that has propelled Eilish to star status and caps a remarkable few weeks for the teenager. Last month, Eilish was...

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Fury beats Wilder in heavyweight title rematch and breaks out into song

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:04
Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas Saturday to claim the WBC version of the world title.
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‘Friends’ cast reunite for 25th anniversary

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:56
It's finally happening! The cast of the hit United States sitcom "Friends" is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans. A celebration of the beloved show which ended its run in 2004, stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the comedy's original soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot for an exclusive unscripted special on streaming platform HBO Max. Variety said each actor is expected to receive $2.5 million for taking part in the special, which will be available when HBO Max launches in May. "Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together --- we a...

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Defending champ Tsitsipas to face Auger-Aliassime in final

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:56
MARSEILLE, France --- Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Open 13 final with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Alexander Bublik on Saturday. The second-seeded Greek had six aces and broke his strong-serving Kazakh opponent's serve three times, dropping his own once. Playing only his third semifinal at this level, Bublik competed well and hit eight aces. "I know he can be quite unexpected. You don't know what to expect," Tsitsipas said. "I am really happy with myself that I found a balance and I didn't panic when things got tight. That is a great attitude that I put out on the court." The 21-year-old Tsitsipas will aim for his fifth career title on Sunday against seventh-s...

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Man waiting for haircut accidentally shoots self, dies

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:36
A man died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun while waiting for a haircut in his home last Thursday, Feb. 20. The man (name withheld) was sitting on a bucket outside his bedroom in Florida, United States before the tragedy, as per Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 21. While he waited for another man (also unnamed in the report) to cut his hair, he began "playing with his firearm, as he always does." The gun then suddenly discharged and fatally wounded the owner before resulting in his death. The accident was reported at around 6:30 a.m, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said. According the report, the man was already dead when authorities arrived at the house. Following an...

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Dave Ayres, 42, emergency goaltender and Zamboni driver gets win in NHL debut

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:22
Dave Ayres, a 42-year-old goaltender, was victorious in his National Hockey League debut for the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto on Saturday evening.
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Over 300 kilos of pork siomai meat product from Bulacan seized in Naga City

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:22
LEGAZPI CITY -- Some 317 kilos of processed pork siomai meat product from Bulacan were confiscated Saturday midnight by members of the Task Force African Swine Fever (ASF) at a warehouse in Naga City, a report said Sunday. A report released by Maj. Ariel Blanco, Naga City police station commander, said TFASF, acting on report about the shipment of several cartons containing alleged contaminated processed siomai meat, conducted a raid at the warehouse in Lomeda Subdivision in Barangay (village) San Felipe at around 12:29 a.m. Recovered from the raid were several cardboard packages containing a total of 317 kilos of processed meat products allegedly contaminated with ASF virus. Th...

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A miniature service horse finally flew on a plane after months of training. It could be the last time

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:04
First-time flyers are typically nervous, anxious or downright excited. Not Fred. After months of training, the miniature service horse's first flight was a breeze.
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Beauty queens pay homage to heritage

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:03
MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES---Reigning and former national and international beauty queens sashayed down the runway to promote Filipino heritage in a retrospective fashion show featuring stylized Filipiniana attires taking inspiration from different periods in Philippine history.   Dubbed "Obra Maestra: Homage to Heritage," the event showcased the creations of an illustrious list of Filipino designers, which included Philippine fashion pillar Renee Salud. It was held in the atrium of Shangri-la Plaza in Mandaluyong City on Feb. 20.   Reigning Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International Aya Abesamis and 2017 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Top Model of the World Hannah Khayle ...

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Police bag P1.3M worth of ‘shabu’ from drug pusher in Rizal

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:50
MANILA, Philippines --- Police seized over 200 grams of crystal meth or "shabu" worth P1.3 million in Cainta, Rizal province, on Saturday afternoon. Police conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. San Isidro in Cainta at about 1:40 p.m., Saturday, which led to the arrest of Noralyn Bundas, 21. Seized from the suspect were eight sachets of shabu, boodle money, and one striped plastic bag. The illegal drugs was turned over to the Eastern Police District's Crime Laboratory. The suspect is currently detained at the Marikina City Police Station custodial facility....

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Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers. Some states are trying to change that

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:04
Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them about the parts of their life that would be examined to determine if they were qualified to become lawyers. Along with questions about speeding tickets, academic history, and violations of law, he told them, prospective lawyers would need to open up about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.
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A YouTuber's fancy Bali vacation sure looked nice. Nope, the photos were taken in an Ikea

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:01
You shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet. A popular YouTuber proved that, once again, to be true.
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3 Serie A matches suspended due to virus deaths in Italy

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:42
ROME --- Three Serie A soccer matches scheduled for Sunday in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto were suspended late Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the virus from China. On orders from the Italian government, the games called off were: Inter Milan vs. Sampdoria, Atalanta vs. Sassuolo and Hellas Verona vs. Cagliari. Three other matches in Genoa, Turin and Rome on Sunday are going ahead as scheduled. A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the coronavirus from China, and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad. "The gov...

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Antetokounmpo, Bucks clobber 76ers

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:39
MILWAUKEE --- Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference rivals. Antetokounmpo added eight assists to help Milwaukee win for the 16th time in its last 18 games to improve its NBA-best record to 48-8. The Bucks led 56-50 at the half before Antetokounmpo scored the first seven points of the third quarter to give Milwaukee a quick 13-point lead. The Bucks would go on to outscore the 76ers 37-23 in the period to pull away. Joel Embiid, coming off a 39-point performance Thursday night, had 17 points and 11 rebounds but shot jus...

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Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:34
SALT LAKE CITY --- Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook doesn't think the ploys are effective. James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and still had 34 and the Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 120-110 on Saturday night. "I don't know if it's working. I get whatever I want. I get to the basket. I shoot. I drive and kick. The pace and speed you can't scout for," Westbrook said. Harden (13 for 23, 6 3-pointers) and Westbrook (14 for 26) were efficient all night and the Rockets rode a big third quarter to their third straight win. "It obviously didn't work,...

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Judge blocks the transfer of coronavirus patients to a city in Southern California

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:33
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the transfer of people infected with the coronavirus to a city in Southern California until a hearing set for this week.
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Filipinos aboard quarantined cruise ship to return home on Feb. 25 — Locsin

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:31
MANILA, Philippines --- Filipinos on board the coronavirus disease-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off Yokohama, Japan are set to return home on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced this on Sunday in a Twitter post after Japan apologized for allowing 23 passengers to leave the cruise ship without being properly tested. READ: Japan says 23 passengers mistakenly left virus ship before testing He said that Japan has offered to "host the Filipino crew before their repatriation for testing," and those who were found positive of the virus have been hospitalized. All Filipinos have already been tested but the complete results hav...

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Alex Diaz to star in int’l movie with ‘Avatar’ actor Sam Worthington

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:23
Alex Diaz has been tapped for an international feature alongside Australian actor Sam Worthington, known for starring in James Cameron's "Avatar" film series. The action thriller, titled "CounterPlay", will see Diaz playing a man wrongly accused of drug trafficking. Worthington will play a retired hostage negotiator recruited to help Diaz escape to Australia, as per The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, Feb. 21. The former VJ could not hide his being starstruck at his Hollywood costar. "Geekin' pretty hard [right now] guys, [I'm] in the same paragraph as Sam Worthington," he said on Twitter yesterday as he posted an article about the project. Pedring Lopez will direct. He helmed last ye...

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WATCH: Kris Aquino relives ‘Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?’ hosting

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:08
Kris Aquino reminisced on her days as a host of TV show "Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?" while attending a wedding yesterday, Feb. 22. The Queen of All Media hosted a portion of the reception in a style similar to the game show, complete with its theme song playing in the background. She posted a clip from the event on her Facebook page earlier today, Feb. 23. https://www.facebook.com/krisaquino/videos/231167814719816/ Aquino first stated that she chose to host a part of the occasion after the groom asked her if she was willing to entertain at the reception. Playing off of the program's title, the short game was called "G or N ba?", which also appeared to stand for the newlyweds' names...

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Honda plant shutdown to have ‘minimal’ economic impact — Panelo

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:07
MANILA, Philippines --- The closing down of a manufacturing plant of Japanese carmaker Honda in Laguna will have a "minimal" impact on the country's economy, the Malacaang assured Sunday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who is not an economist, assured that there are many foreign investors still coming into the country. "Siguro minimal lang 'yun, madami namang kumpanyang pumapasok," he said in an interview in Radyo INQUIRER. As to the 387 workers who will be displaced by the shutdown, Panelo said they could apply for works made available by projects under the government's "Build, Build, Build," program. "We'll have to look for jobs for them. Kaya nga tayo maroo...

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