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Friday, May 27, 2011

EBay and PayPal sue Google over trade secrets

source: reuters

(Reuters) - EBay and its online payment unit, PayPal Inc, on Thursday sued Google Inc and two executives for stealing trade secrets related to mobile payment systems.

Smoking ban in Manila public places starts May 30

source: abs-cbn

Starting next week, smokers will be unwelcome in public places along major and secondary roads of the metropolis.

Lindsay Lohan fitted with ankle bracelet, placed under house arrest


Actress Lindsay Lohan was under house arrest early Friday, authorities said, after she turned herself in early to begin a sentence for jewelry theft conviction.

Five decadent spots for chocolate lovers

source: cnn

Traveling to beautiful places is already sweet, but the journeys can get decadent if you succumb to the power of chocolate.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists


In a rare admission, the Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam -- the world's largest hydropower plant -- is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years.

Oprah Winfrey bows out with simplicity, gratitude


No guests, no makeovers, no giveaways.

Kung Fu Panda 2 promises ‘twice the awesomeness’


They say that timing is essential in comedy films and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson seems to have it down pat as DreamWorks Animations rolls out the 3D sequel to the 2008 martial arts comedy animation film Kung Fu Panda.

Nowitzki, Marion send Mavericks back to NBA finals


Standing at center court with fans, teammates and team owner Mark Cuban living it up all around him, Dirk Nowitzki watched the presentation of the Western Conference championship trophy with all the enthusiasm of a guy being named player of the week in November.

Iloilo booters hold Azkals to 1-1 draw in exhibition match


The Philippine national football team "Azkals" was pinned to a 1-1 draw in an intense exhibition match against a local team in Iloilo Tuesday, a report from a local online site said Wednesday.

Scotty McCreery wins 'American Idol'


North Carolina-based singer Scotty McCreery on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) emerged as the newest American Idol, defeating Lauren Alaina in the 10th season of the show.

28 killed in drug shootout in western Mexico


MORELIA, Mexico – Gunmen apparently from two rival drug gangs fought a ferocious gunbattle on a highway in a western Mexico state that killed 28 men Wednesday, authorities said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Heavy clashes erupt in Yemen capital, 21 dead


Yemeni loyalist forces fought street battles with guards from a powerful tribal federation whose leader has sided with protesters demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, witnesses said on Tuesday.

U.S. slaps sanctions on companies working with Iran


The United States is imposing sanctions against seven companies for working with Iran in the energy sector, part of an effort to suppress Tehran's nuclear program, the State Department said Tuesday.

Actor Jiro Manio in rehab for drug use


MANILA, Philippines – Award-winning actor Jiro Manio voluntarily entered a rehabilitation facility last March for using drugs.

Heat scorch Bulls in OT, lead series 3-1


MIAMI — LeBron James scored 35 points and Chris Bosh added 22 as the Miami Heat overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 101-93 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Tornado kills at least 89 in Joplin, Missouri


JOPLIN, Mo. — At least 89 people have died in Joplin, Missouri, and the toll is expected to climb as one of the deadliest tornadoes in state history roared through the small Midwestern city on Sunday, local officials said on Monday.

Storm signals up in 6 areas of Luzon, Visayas


MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised yesterday storm warning signals in at least six areas in Luzon and the Visayas as tropical storm “Chedeng” continued to move closer to the country.

Obama orders US agencies to buy green vehicles


WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US administration will only buy vehicles using alternative energy sources to equip its fleet by the end of 2015, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“What makes a smartphone a genius phone?”


2,130 pass board exams for CPA


MANILA, Philippines–The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Tuesday that 2,130 out of 5,259 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi this month.

Ash cloud hits UK flights, Britain says airspace open


About 250 flights to northern Britain were canceled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace.

Fuel rods may have melted in more Japanese reactors, company says


Tokyo -- Nuclear fuel rods in two more reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are believed to have melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis, the owner of the facility said Tuesday.

US 'Judgment Day' forecaster sets new doomsday date


LOS ANGELES - The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgment Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated.

Manny Pacquiao game for 'Glee'


MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is willing to flex his vocal chops and appear in the hit US musical series “Glee.”

Strauss-Kahn DNA found on maid's clothes: reports


NEW YORK - Investigators found traces of semen from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the clothes of a hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape, media reports said Monday.

Storm 'Chedeng' enters Philippines


MANILA, Philippines - Be ready for heavy rains and strong winds starting tomorrow.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ian Poulter loves a good scrap, which is how he beat Luke Donald at the Match Play


CASARES, Spain — Ian Poulter loves being the underdog. Loves when it's Poults vs. the world. Hates it when he feels he doesn't get the respect he deserves. Loves it when he can ram the words of his critics down their throats. Critics who say he is a poor ball-striker.

Noah apologizes for anti-gay insult to fan


Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has apologized for an anti-gay slur made to a Miami Heat fan during his team's 96-85 playoff defeat on Sunday.

De La Hoya undergoing treatment for substance abuse in California


LOS ANGELES—Oscar “the Golden Boy” De La Hoya is undergoing rehabilitation for “substance abuse” in a California facility.

FIBA Asia Champion's Cup: Gilas coach wary of Iran, Lebanon


Pilipinas-Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman has always regarded back-to-back champion Mahram of Iran and Lebanon’s Al Riyadi as the teams to beat in the 22nd FIBA-Asia Champions Cup that kicks off on Saturday, May 28 at the Philsports Arena.

Hopkins, 46, beats Pascal to become oldest world title winner


MONTREAL - Bernard Hopkins, 46, became the oldest man to win a boxing world title on Saturday when he defeated Canadian Jean Pascal by unanimous decision to claim the WBC and IBO light-heavyweight belts.

PBA: North-South showdown on


BORACAY , Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association’s brightest stars finally take center stage in the 2011 Hala Bola! All-Star Week today, each one looking to put a fitting climax to what has been a grand spectacle here.

Bulls, Heat expect rugged match


MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade’s right arm had a nasty gash that left him unwilling to shoot the ball for Miami down the stretch. Omer Asik needed stitches around his chin, not to mention a Chicago jersey that wasn’t covered in his own blood.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Stiff price for watching Azkals ‘live’


Watching the Azkals in action—in prime seats at the Rizal Memorial Stadium—won’t come cheap.

Mavericks withstand late Thunder rally to take 2-1 lead


The Dallas Mavericks blitzed the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter and held off a late rally for a 93-87 victory on Saturday that gave them a 2-1 lead in their best of seven Western conference finals series.

Volcano erupts beneath glacier in Iceland


The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland was erupting Saturday, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Gilas still faces tough FACC road


MANILA—Smart Gilas and coach Rajko Toroman will have their hands full as the 22nd Fiba Asia Champions Cup begins on May 28 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

China wants to build mutual trust with Phl


A senior Chinese official yesterday expressed hope that his visit to the country would further build mutual trust and military cooperation between China and the Philippines.

Pinoy missing after jumping off cruise ship


LONDON - A Filipino aboard the Celebrity Eclipse made headlines here in Europe after jumping off the cruise ship.

Eleven killed as Syrian funeral becomes protest


Syrian security forces shot dead 11 mourners in the central city of Homs on Saturday at a mass funeral for people killed in the latest crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad, a rights campaigner said.

Apple probes blast at Chinese plant


Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is investigating an explosion that killed two people, injured 16 and forced a production halt at a Foxconn Technology Group factory in China said to produce the popular iPad 2.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mets knuckleballer Dickey baffles Yankees in 2-1 win


Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won an unlikely pitchers' duel as the visiting New York Mets nipped the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday to take the opening game of their weekend Subway Series in interleague play.

Israeli rebuke of Obama exposes divide over Mideast peace


WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on Friday his vision of how to achieve Middle East peace was unrealistic, exposing a deep divide that could doom any US bid to revive peace talks.

‘Bata’ Reyes, Pagulayan exit US Open


MANILA, Philippines – Efren "Bata" Reyes’ amazing run in the 2011 US Open 10-Ball Championship came to an end as he suffered back-to-back losses at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

Durant, Harden lead Thunder past Mavs; series tied


DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday to level the Western Conference finals at one game each.

NASA sting nets woman offering moon rock for $1.7M


LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who tried to sell a rare hunk of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her prospective customer turned out to be an undercover NASA investigator, officials said Friday.

Marquez signs contract vs Pacquiao


LOS ANGELES — Another trilogy, another megabuck coming for Manny Pacquiao.

Doomsday church: Still open for business


By now, you've probably heard of the religious group that's predicting the end of the world starts this weekend.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Marquez should ignore the catchweight with Pacquiao and weigh as little as possible


Although the November fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is slated to take place at a 144 pound catchweight,

North Korean leader makes surprise visit to China-media


North Korea's iron ruler Kim Jong-il made a surprise visit to China on Friday, South Korean media reported, amid a series of confusing reports about who was involved and the purpose of the trip.




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