Rockets beat Spurs to claim 6th consecutive win

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on Rockets beat Spurs to claim 6th consecutive win 

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 — The Houston Rockets rolled past their in-state rival the San Antonio Spurs 98-81 Thursday night at Toyota Center to claim a dream start — the sixth consecutive victory in the new season.

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Nat'l beach footballers reach semifinals of Confederations Cup

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on Nat'l beach footballers reach semifinals of Confederations Cup 

DUBAI, Nov. 7 — Defending world champs, Iranian national beach volleyball team beat the Morocco team five-nil here Thursday to reach the semifinals of 2014 Rabat Beach Football Confederations Cup.

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Globe, NBA partner to give subscribers exclusive NBA league day passes

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on Globe, NBA partner to give subscribers exclusive NBA league day passes 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) — Live-streaming the NBA (National Basketball Association) season on smartphones and tablets has now been made possible for Filipinos nationwide.

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Paula Radcliffe to be Half Marathon ambassador

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on Paula Radcliffe to be Half Marathon ambassador 

NEW DELHI, Nov. 7 — Celebrated long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe was today named event ambassador for this year's Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held here on November 23.

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Cebu City eyes hosting of 2016 Palarong Pambansa (Sports)

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on Cebu City eyes hosting of 2016 Palarong Pambansa (Sports) 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 7 — Cebu City, which hosted the Palarong Pambansa 20 years ago, wants to host the prestigious national games anew on 2016.

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Power producers discuss Mindanao power supply situation in BDO forum

November 8, 2014 4:57 am· Comments Off on Power producers discuss Mindanao power supply situation in BDO forum 

MANILA, Nov 7 — Major power producers serving the Mindanao grid have assured additional capacity to come in next year. However, they continue to underscore the value of conservation to counter the region's current situation of declining electricity reserves.

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Smart opens pre-order page for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

November 8, 2014 4:57 am· Comments Off on Smart opens pre-order page for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 7 (PNA) — Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) announced on Friday that it has officially opened its pre-order page for those who want to claim their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Nov. 14.

Interested buyers who want to pre-order Apple’s latest smartphone devices can visit Smart’s pre-order page (www.smart.com.ph/iPhone).

In a statement, Smart said that the pricing details of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offers for postpaid subscribers can also be viewed on its website.

The iPhone 6 (16GB) is being offered starting at Smart Postpaid Plan 999, with Php 800 monthly cash-out or a total of Php 1,799 per month. The iPhone 6 Plus (16GB), meanwhile, is also available starting at Plan 999 with Php 1,050 cash-out every month, or Php 2,049 per month.

Both iPhone offers come with free all-net texts, all-net calls plus consumable data every month which can be used for video and music streaming, file uploads, and downloads, and chatting.

Smart Postpaid Marketing head Kathryn Carag said that since Filipinos have been anticipating the arrival of Apple’s new devices, the good news is they can now get them from the country’s biggest mobile network.

“Subscribers can enjoy surfing the Internet, taking photos, downloading apps or playing games on the new iPhones that are now powered by Smart’s expansive coverage nationwide,” Carag said.

She also said that subscribers can get big-time treatment from the country’s biggest mobile network when they get their newer and bigger iPhones next week.

Carag said that the launch of the new iPhones come with exclusive perks and surprises for subscribers when they get them from Smart.

For a limited time period since launch, postpaid subscribers who get a new iPhone will be able to choose their own mobile number, if available. This offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meanwhile, users who subscribe to any iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Smart will immediately get three free movies they can watch through Blink, a mobile app that lets them watch Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows on their mobile phones. (PNA)

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Compostella Valley stude bags Google’s first art tilt in PHL

November 8, 2014 4:57 am· Comments Off on Compostella Valley stude bags Google’s first art tilt in PHL 

MANILA, Nov. 7 – A 15-year old third-year high school student from Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School in Compostela Valley bested 51,000 others in the first Doodle 4 Google (D4G) art competition in the country.

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Emperador selling 12% stake for Php22-B

November 8, 2014 4:57 am· Comments Off on Emperador selling 12% stake for Php22-B 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Nov. 7 (PNA) — Liquor firm Emperador Inc., a subsidiary of conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), is selling about a 12-percent stake to GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, that can raise up to Php22 billion.

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Four-tower mixed-use development to rise in Cebu City’s business center

November 8, 2014 4:57 am· Comments Off on Four-tower mixed-use development to rise in Cebu City’s business center 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 7 — Taft Property Venture Development Corp. is preparing to launch its flagship mixed-use project within Cebu City’s top commercial and business centers, a four-tower development called the Taft East Gate.

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