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Sharon Cuneta’s wish for daughter KC Concepcion: to find ‘true love’

Sharon Cuneta stressed that while she is proud that her daughter KC Concepcion has grown to be an independent woman, the Megastar still prays for the younger actress to find her "true love."The veteran actress-singer opened up about her relationship with her firstborn in an interview with show hosts Regine Velasquez, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros, as seen in an episode of the morning talk show "Magandang Buhay" on Thursday, Jan. 26."Para kaming polar opposites, magkaibang-magkaiba kami pero nabubuo kami ng love namin for each other. There are a lot of things na she and her papa are very much alike, pero anak ko ito e," Cuneta stated, referring to KC's dad, actor Gabby

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George Santos' ex says congressman will never resign because 'his ego is too big'

The former boyfriend of New York Rep. George Santos says the Long Island Republican facing growing calls to resign for extensively lying about his past will never do so, even as he faces multiple investigations, including into his finances.

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James, Antetokounmpo will captain NBA All-Star teams

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the NBA All-Star Game teams next month after final voting that saw Philadelphia star Joel Embiid...

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Madison Square Garden's facial recognition blacklisting sparks outcry

The heated debate over facial recognition technology has a new flashpoint: Manhattan's celebrated Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks basketball team...

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Hive ransomware: modern, efficient business model

The US Justice Department's shutdown Thursday of the Hive ransomware operation -- which extorted some $100 million from more than 1,5000 victims worldwide -- highlights how hacking has become an ultra-efficient, specialized industry that...

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U.S. Senator blocks bid to close EV tax window

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Debbie Stabenow thwarted a bid on Thursday by fellow Democrat Joe Manchin to

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Did postpartum depression lead Lindsay Clancy to kill her children? Experts weigh in on tragic deaths

According to experts, the culprit in such deaths is often a loving mother struggling with mental illness who is motivated by love toward her children

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10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years

Israeli forces in the West Bank killed 10 Palestinians on Thursday, officials in the occupied territory said, nine of them in a raid the Israeli...

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Russian activist, 80, fights on despite crackdown

She is 80 years old, the Memorial rights group she co-founded has been shut down, and some of her colleagues have fled Russia fearing...

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Celebrity Chef Tatung Sarthou's Pandan Cafe turns 3

MANILA, Philippines — Pandan Asian Café has just turned three, and its co-owner and chef patron, Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou, could not be happier.Reputed to be one of the best chefs in the metro, and a multi-awarded cookbook author and YouTube sensation, too, for his "Simpol" recipes, Chef Tatung has been able to successfully launch many Filipino concept restaurants through the years. These include his own Chef Tatung’s private dining place in Antipolo, Rizal, and his most recent one, Lore, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.Pandan Asian Café, which he launched on January 21, 2020, was his big chance to prove that his culinary magic also works with Asian food. That was a difficult time, with the pandemic coming right after the restaurant opened, and the strictly enforced lockdown in Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces imposed difficult regulations on restaurant operations. He had business partners — Yong Nieva, Ivy Almario, Rolando Poderoso, Dennis and Emily Macalinat, and Alvin and Carla Fortuna — and they all felt the whiplash of the pandemic, but kept on. The sacrifice proved to be worth it, and business kept improving as the government found ways to open the economy little by little. Now that normal restaurant operations are back, Pandan is thriving once again, proving that Asian food, as in really good Asian food, truly has its place in the metro.Pandan Chicken“I created Pandan because I wanted to do something different. I’ve always been known to do Filipino restaurants, but I felt that Southeast Asian cuisine was so connected to our roots, and that really fascinated and challenged me,” explained Chef Tatung.Pandan Asian Café is not a fusion restaurant. It offers classics, favorites from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.“We stay true to the original recipes but, yes, we toned down the spiciness of some dishes to suit the Filipino palate,” said Chef Tatung.Pandan Asian Cafe interiorsAmong the best-sellers of the restaurant are Laksa, Pad Thai, Beef Rendang, Pandan Chicken, Kare-Kare, and its Vietnamese appetizer platter. The kitchen team has pretty steady hands and turn out consistently excellent plates of these best-sellers (and the rest of the menu items) every time an order is placed. To make sure that the quality does not slide, Chef Tatung personally monitors. He drops by the restaurant regularly, since his office/studio is just a few blocks away from the restaurant. He dines there regularly, so he would know if something slips from the standards. He has been very satisfied with his kitchen team’s performance, so far.Pandan Asian Café is located at 76 Scout Limbaga, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; with contact number 0917-7748999.RELATED: Year of the Bunny in the tummy: Yummy treats to attract more luck in 2023

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Jamaican cleric convicted in NY state terrorism trial

A Jamaican cleric accused of recruiting support for the Islamic State group has been convicted in New York

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Industry body clarifies what happens when crypto derivatives crash

LONDON - An industry body set out a global framework on Thursday for trading derivatives linked to cryptoassets to avoid FTX-style collapses sowing confusion over ownership.The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published guidance for trading digital asset derivatives to clarify what happens when things go wrong in an underlying market, such as the collapse of crypto exchange FTX.While most of the recent problems have occurred in the spot cryptocurrency market, many of the legal uncertainties could affect digital asset derivatives too.ISDA already oversees the 'master agreement' or template used by banks to trade trillions of dollars i

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Kevin McCarthy cryptic after he’s spotted hosting Elon Musk for meeting

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was not forthcoming with details after he met with Twitter owner Elon Musk in Washington on Thursday. Mr McCarthy told a gaggle of reporters at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon that he has been friends with the embattled technology entrepreneur for years and that Mr Musk had visited to “wish me a happy birthday.” Mr Musk was in the Capitol to meet with both Mr McCarthy and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries about the future of Twitter as the Republican-led House Oversight Committee prepares to hold a hearing into how the company handled a pre-2020 election story about Hunter Biden’s laptop. “Just met with @SpeakerMcCarthy & @RepJeffries to discuss ensuring that this platform is fair to both parties,” Mr Musk tweeted following the conclusion of the meeting. CNN reported on Thursday that the hearing on the company’s handling of the story about Mr Biden’s laptop — a controversial article about which by the New York Post it initially suppressed on the eve of the 2020 election before changing course — may take place on 8 February. Multiple Twitter employees have been invited to testify. Mr McCarthy himself is just weeks into his tenure as Speaker after a gruelling battle to secure the nod from his caucus to replace Nancy Pelosi. Mr McCarthy ultimately won the job on the fifteenth ballot, persuading a number of holdouts from the far right Freedom Caucus to eventually support him. Mr Musk has been dealing with his own challenges since being forced by a court order to buy Twitter late last year. His handling of the company has enraged a number of its high-profile users and reportedly driven advertisers from the site, with Mr Musk making and then backing away from a number of changes to how the site functions and slashing the company’s workforce and office space. Since buying the platform, Mr Musk has been fairly consistent about one thing: his support of the Republican Party. Mr Musk urged his Twitter followers to support Republicans in last year’s midterm elections, though it is not clear if he himself voted. The meeting with Mr McCarthy and Mr Jeffries comes weeks after Mr Musk promised he would step back from the day-to-day operation of the social media site. Read More From self-proclaimed ‘socialist’ to ‘red pill’ anti-lockdown crusader: What are Elon Musk’s politics? Elon Musk stoked a storm of homophobic harassment against a former Twitter executive. Here’s the real story

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Five ex-Memphis police officers charged with murder in death of Tyre Nichols

By Tyler Clifford (Reuters) -Five former Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with murder in the death of a

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Amid furore, Congress screens BBC documentary on PM Modi in Kerala

The documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state, has created a controversy with the central government rejecting it as “propaganda” and a reflection of a “colonial mindset.”

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Sean Payton calls BS on Broncos coaching rumor

Sean Payton said there was "zero truth" to report from the Washington Post that a power struggle with Broncos ownership could keep him from taking job.The prospect of Sean Payton becoming the next head coach of the Denver Broncos isn't particularly high at the moment.However, ...

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Hyejeong Shin: NJ woman, 29, arrested for giving false age document to enroll in high school as freshman

Shin, 29, has been accused of impersonating a minor and providing a false government document that verifies one's identity or age

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California bar unveils disciplinary charges against Trump lawyer John Eastman

The State Bar of California unveiled new disciplinary charges against John Eastman for his involvement in former President Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election results.

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France, Iraq sign comprehensive strategic partnership agreement -Elysee

(Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iraq Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani on Thursday, the French presidency said,

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Myanmar opium cultivation surged 33% amid violence, UN finds

The United Nations says the production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military’s seizure of power

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Kia expands dealership network in PH

South Korean automotive company Kia has unveiled a new dealership in the Philippines, expanding the number of its branches in the country to more than 40.The car company’s local unit, Kia Philippines, said that the Kia Acropolis in Libis, Quezon City is its latest dealership in the country as well as the seventh one to adopt its new brand look and feel.Kia Philippines said their newest dealership will offer "next-level service" thanks to its convenient location and comfortable facilities.The Kia Acropolis dealership is under local distributor Autoklassik Motors Corp., a Filipino-owned corporation that was established on August 10, 2010.Kia Philippines’s latest expansi

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‘It is bullying’: Drew Barrymore reacts to 12-year-old actor’s Razzie nomination after organisation apologises

Drew Barrymore criticised the Razzies for nominating 12-year-old Firestarter actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong in the Worst Actress category. The parody awards group, which famously recognises films and performances they feel are the worst of the year, issued a public apology to Armstrong and confirmed her removal from the “final ballot” after her nomination drew intense backlash. Barrymore was a child actor herself and even starred in the 1984 iteration of Firestarter when she was nine years old. “I don’t like it,” Barrymore said of the nomination on CBS’s Talk of the Table on Thursday (26 January). “Because she is younger and it is bullying,” she told host Gayle King. “I’m glad to see people didn’t jump on the ‘let’s make fun of her’ wave and instead said, ‘This isn’t right.’” Barrymore spoke further about the controversy on her eponymous talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. “Well, this makes my blood boil,” she said. “Listen, I get poking fun at ourselves, I mean come on fair game bring it on, but Ryan is 12 years old and Razzie co-founder John Wilson has since apologized and removed her from the category and said they’re implementing a new rule precluding anyone eighteen years or younger.” “... I would just say to them, ‘Please don’t do this to people who are younger. That’s not nice.’ And I really like Ryan... don’t do this again.” In a statement, Razzies founder John Wilson said: “We have never intended to bury anyone’s career. It is why our Redeemer Award was created. We all make mistakes, very much us included.” In an op-ed for The Independent, Jacob Stolworthy wrote that the awards had hit a “tacky new low” with its 2023 nominations list. “With Armstrong’s nomination for Firestarter, organisers need to be told that punching down is not the way to go. Or, failing that, perhaps it’s time to burn the whole idea to the ground,” he wrote. Established in 1980 by film graduates and industry veterans John JB Wilson and Mo Murphy as a “counterbalance to the Oscars”, the 2022 Razzies previously honoured Worst Actor LeBron James for his lead role in Space Jam: A New Legacy and Diana: The Musical’s Jeanna de Waal for Worst Actress. With the removal of Armstrong, this year’s Worst Actress nominees includes Alicia Silverstone (The Requin), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World Dominion), Diane Keaton (Mack & Rita) and Kaya Scodelario (The King’s Daughter). As per usual, the Razzies are scheduled to be held on 11 March, the night before the 2023 Oscars, which will broadcast live on 12 March on ABC, beginning at 8pm EST. Find the full list of Oscar nominations here. Read More Razzie Awards have hit a tacky new low with 2023 nomination list – it’s time to end them once and for all Razzies introduce age limit after backlash for nominating 12-year-old for ‘worst actress’ Netflix’s 20 biggest critical flops, from Persuasion to Emily in Paris Ryan Gosling performs death-defying stunt on Sydney Harbour bridge Sheriff’s office gives update on search for missing actor Julian Sands - latest Oscar nominee Austin Butler still uses the 2007 IMDb bio written by ‘proud parents’

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Oil Edges Higher as Slowdown Concerns Vie With China Optimism

(Bloomberg) -- Oil was set to end the week little changed as concerns of an economic slowdown were tempered by

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Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father

Ukraine's ambassador to Australia on Friday urged tennis officials to ban Novak Djokovic's father from the Australian Open after he was filmed posing...

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Opinion: The Earth's core is changing. What does that mean for us?

Don Lincoln writes that the recent scientific paper that found the Earth's core is changing its motion "is scientifically interesting, but rather less dramatic than some of the headlines have suggested."

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