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Adam Silver says China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 48 min fa
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey's deleted tweet. "Obviously, we made clear that we were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business," Silver said Thursday during an appearance at the Time 100 Health Summit in New York. "We said, 'There's no chance that's happening. There's no chance we'll even discip...

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Gretchen hits back at Marjorie, reveals video of fight at dad’s wake

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 50 min fa
  MANILA, Philippines --- Gretchen Barretto lashed back at sister Marjorie on Friday, after the latter said she was willing to "reveal the whole truth and nothing but the truth" about their reported scuffle during their father's wake.   In an Instagram post Friday, the actress-socialite revealed "my truth" which showeda video that documented the altercation between the two sisters.   The video also showed that the scuffle happened in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte who was visiting the wake.   FYI MY MOM SPOKE TO ME & ASSURED EVERYONE THAT SHE WILL TELL ALL REGARDING OUR FAMILY FEUD & THE DAY OF MY DADS BIRTHDAY & Who CAUSED ...

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#SparklingSMallidays: 10 Gifts for the Men in Your Life

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 50 min fa
As each day inches us closer to the holidays, Lifestyle.INQ and SM Supermalls have partnered up for a series all about gift-giving. Watch out as each week we will have videos and lists all to help you get just what you need to spread Christmas cheer. What to get a man who has everything? What to get a man who's on the move? What to get a man who plays between varied interests? These questions don't get any easier every season when we start shopping for those Christmas gifts. Looking at the best at what is out there, I realized it's about function. For the men in your life who are busy with work, helping out their family, or pursuing their everyday goals, it's about getting them tru...

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Luol Deng signs with Chicago Bulls, retires

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 55 min fa
CHICAGO --- Two-time All-Star forward Luol Deng has signed with the Chicago Bulls and retired as a member of the team that drafted him. The No. 7 overall pick in 2004, the 34-year-old Deng averaged 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds over 15 seasons with Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota. He was part of seven playoff teams --- six with Chicago, one with Miami --- and averaged 15.9 points and 6.7 rebounds in 62 postseason games. From South Sudan, he played one season at Duke before entering the NBA draft. Deng was an All-Star on the Bulls' 2011-12 and 2012-13 teams, leading the league in minutes per game both seasons. He was traded to Cleveland in Ja...

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Eastern Visayas police nab 6, seize shabu worth P600M in Samar

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 59 min fa
  TACLOBAN CITY ---- Policemen in Eastern Visayas on Thursday arrested six persons and seized packs of shabu (crystal meth) amounting to P600 million, the biggest drug haul in the region. Police Brigadier General Dionardo Carlos, Eastern Visayas' police director, said a total of 44 packs of shabu weighing 88.49 kilograms were found inside sports utility vehicles during a checkpoint in Barangay Buagan, Gandara town in Samar province about 4:30 p.m. The prohibited items, he said, were placed in traveling bags. Arrested were Cesar Uy, 49, a resident of General Trias, Cavite; Steven Perez, 37, of Cebu City; Elbert Abella, 57, of Toledo City, Cebu; Jeralou Laborte, 34, of...

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Zion Williamson to miss final preseason game with sore right knee

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 59 min fa
NEW YORK--- Zion Williamson won't play in New York in the New Orleans Pelicans' final preseason game because of a sore right knee. The Pelicans said Thursday that the No. 1 pick didn't travel with the team to New York, remaining in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation at Ochsner Sports Medicine. He was to have played Friday night against former Duke teammate RJ Barrett, the No. 3 pick, in a nationally televised game. Williamson has averaged 23.3 points on 71.4% shooting in four preseason games. The Pelicans said further updates will be provided when available. ...

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NCAA: Bulanadi erupts for 44 as San Sebastian seals entry to stepladder semis

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 5 min fa
MANILA, Philippines--Allyn Bulanadi erupted with a season-high 44 points as the San Sebastian Stags sealed the final spot in the step-ladder semifinals with a hard-earned 99-94 victory over the Perpetual Altas on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 men's basketball tourney. Bulanadi, the league's leading scorer, fired seven threes and had eight rebounds in setting a career high that helped the Stags avoid the complication of going through a qualifying playoff with the Mapua Cardinals in the semis. RK Ilagan drilled five threes and wound up with 22 points for the Stags, who registered an 11-7 win-loss record after the double-round eliminations. The Stags have arranged a semifinal me...

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Albayalde liable for graft over 2013 Pampanga drug ops — Gordon

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 18 min fa
  MANILA, Philippines --- Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde is "very liable" for graft in connection with the anomalous anti-drug operation conducted in November 2013.   Senator Richard Gordon said this on Friday as he presented the findings of the Senate blue ribbon and justice and human rights committees that conducted an inquiry into the so-called "ninja cops."   He said that Albayalde is liable for the said offense "by reason of his seniority, his moral superiority, and his competence."   "The findings are he [Albayalde] is liable for anti-graft and that will be up for the Ombudsman or the DOJ," Gordon said...

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NPA member flees from jail in Northern Samar

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 34 min fa
CATARMAN, N/Samar - A confessed member of the New People's Army who was arrested by the police in March this year escaped from the maximum detention cell of the Allen sub-provincial jail on Thursday evening. Aljun Cardenas, 18, a resident of Barangay Dawo Oquendo District Calbayog City, reportedly escaped by climbing the water tank beside the concrete fence at the back of the sub-provincial jail. Two jail guards identified as Manuel Valenzuela and Joemar Miano went to the Allen police station to ask for police assistance to recapture Cardenas. The jail guards and operatives of the Allen police station led by Police Major Florando Relente conducted an operation to recover Cardena...

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GoWiFi fires up services in Naga 

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 36 min fa
Globe GoWiFi recently sealed a partnership with the Local Government of Naga and University of Nueva Caseres to provide the city's residents and students with free, high-quality data connectivity. Officials of Naga City government led by Mayor Nelson S. Legacion, together with Globe executives, signed a landmark agreement to put up GoWiFi services for employees and constituents at Naga City Hall. The services are also available at the University of Nueva Caseres, one of the city's top institutions for higher education. By having GoWiFi available inside the university, students and teachers alike are assured of free, high-quality data connectivity that they can access any time of t...

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NAMRIA says Philippines has over 500 new islands

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 39 min fa
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has over 500 new islands, making the total number of islands in the archipelago to over 7,600 from the "outdated" 7,107, the national mapping agency said.   In a Facebook post from the Philippine Geomatics Symposium (PhilGEOS), the National Mapping and Resource Information (NAMRIA) has confirmed that there are 500 new islands in the Philippines.   "Did you know that the Philippines having 7,107 islands is an outdated fact? With the advancement in mapping technology, the NAMRIA was able to confirm that there are over 500 new islands in the country," read the post on Wednesday.   https://www.facebook.com/phil...

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Lone gunman kills 2 in Olongapo City

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 46 min fa
(Updated, 3:30 p.m., Oct. 18,) MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino woman and an Australian were killed while another one was wounded following a road shooting incident in Olongapo Friday morning. Olongapo Vice Mayor Jong Cortez said that the still unidentified woman was fatally shot during the incident that happened along Rizal Avenue. The Australian national was also among those shot. He was rushed to the hospital but expired later. The suspect, also an Australian national, is still at large, Cortez told Radyo Inquirer. Based on the initial investigation by the Olongapo City Police Office as stated by Cortez, the victims and the suspect were all in the same vehicle--a Mit...

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Singapore hands down first conviction for terror financing

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 6 min fa
  SINGAPORE -- A Singaporean man became the first of the country's citizens to be jailed for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending money to a radical Islamist preacher. There have been a steady stream of arrests in Singapore related to support for Islamist extremism, and the affluent city-state's leaders have warned it is a prime target for an attack. Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir Sheik Uduman was jailed for two and a half years for donating SG$1,146 ($840) to Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, an Islamist preacher living in Jamaica, according to court documents seen by AFP Friday. Hussein reached out to Faisal after watching videos on his website and YouTube channel...

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SEC OKs IPO of consumer electronics firm

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 9 min fa
The Securities and Exchange Commission has cleared an initial public offering worth as much as P10.7 billion planned by consumer electronics manufacturer Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc.   Cal-Comp plans to raise as much as P9.29 billion from the sale of primary shares. In case of excess demand, P1.39 billion additional shares will be sold.   The sale would run from Nov. 11-18, a schedule which has yet to be approved by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)./TSB...

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P80M worth of counterfeit items destroyed on Nat’l Anti-Piracy Month

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 10 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- Counterfeit items worth P80.2 million were crushed by the National Committee on Intellectual Property (NCIPR) in a ceremonial destruction at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, in time for the celebration of the National Anti-Piracy Month. Among the items destroyed are counterfeits of branded watches, lotions, bags, and hygiene products worth P58 million which were confiscated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), and P7 million worth of DVDs seized by the Optical Media Board (OMB). Also destroyed were P1.1 million worth of pharmaceutical products recovered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); P216,000 worth of seasonings and cut-off wheels seized by the Ph...

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Prince Harry breaks down recalling how he felt being an expectant father

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 15 min fa
Prince Harry gave way to his emotions at the WellChild awarding ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in London, England, as he recalled experiencing fears arising from being an expectant father to his first child. The WellChild Awards honors seriously ill children who make a difference. The royal, who became a dad to baby Archie in May, broke down as he recalled imagining what it would be like to be a parent in the same awards ceremony held in September 2018. He and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, had yet to announce the pregnancy at the time. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3p1a43FvaJ/ "It has been over a decade since I first came to these awards and every year they never fail to sur...

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Europe’s ‘most wanted women’ targeted in new campaign

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 18 min fa
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Europe's policing agency Friday rolled out a new campaign to catch the continent's most wanted female criminals, saying their crimes were just as serious as those committed by men. Called the "Crime has no gender" campaign, Europol's new website reveals the faces of fugitives wanted by 21 EU countries in an interactive way, Europol spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet said. Of those, 18 are women. "People think that usually these crimes are not being committed by women, but they are and they are equally as serious as those committed by men," she told AFP. The wanted suspects face a range of charges including murder, and human and drug trafficking. The inter...

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Gun battles sweep Culiacan after troops locate Chapo’s son

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 21 min fa
    CULIACAN, Mexico --- An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaqun "El Chapo" Guzmn's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National Guard and army were patrolling in Culiacan when they were fired on from a house. They repelled the attack and inside the house found Ovidio Guzmn Lpez. The house was then surrounded by heavily armed gunmen who had "a greater force" and authorities decided to suspend the operation, Durazo said. He did not say if Ovi...

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Trump hails Syria cease-fire after playing role in crisis

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 27 min fa
    ANKARA, Turkey --- President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization" but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making. After hours of negotiation in Ankara, the two nations on Thursday agreed to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The Kurds were U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State but came under assault after Trump ordered U.S. troops to leave the area earlier this month. The agreement requires the Kurds to vacate a swath of territory in Syria along the Turkish border in an arrangem...

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‘A game-changing day:’ Gordon releases Senate panel report on ‘ninja cops’ probe

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MANILA, Philippines --- "Today is a game-changing day, hopefully." This was how Senator Richard Gordon started his press conference on Friday where he released the first part of the committee report on the alleged recycling of illegal drugs done by rogue cops. "This is the first time that we're going to have a blue ribbon (committee) activity that will unmask the operation of the 'ninja cops,'" he told reporters. The powerful Senate blue ribbon and the justice and human rights committees, both chaired by Gordon, has been investigating the "ninja cops" controversy, where the name of resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde was brought up. Albaya...

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