October 31, 2011

Shaina: Im not insecure!

PEP.PH - "Lahat siguro ng pinagdaanan ko sa buhay ko."

"Nakilala ko ang sarili ko. Kung ano yung capabilities ko. "

"Kung ano yung kaya kong gawin at hindi ko kayang gawin sa kapwa ko."

Boy Abunda then turned to John Lloyd Cruz, na nakikinig lamang sa mga naging pahayag ni Shaina Magdayao.

Upon listening to Shaina, ano ang gusto nitong sabihin?

"Ako, nirerespeto ko ang pagpunta namin dito. I respect the story.

"And to tell you honestly, Tito Boy, ngayon ko lang narinig 'yan kasi ang tagal naming hindi nag-usap.

"So, nirerespeto ko yun," saad niya.

Totoo bang nag-apologize siya kay Ruffa pagkatapos na mag-text ni Shaina?

"Yeah, totoo yun," pag-amin ni John Lloyd.

"Tinawagan ko siya kasi hindi malinaw sa akin, e. Hindi malinaw sa akin yung mga nangyari.

"Pagkabasa ko ng phone ko, may mga text messages na hindi maganda ang laman and they were not intended for me.

"So, alam ko, may problema.

"Ang inisip ko, instantly, ayoko nang palakihin pa. Ayoko siyang idamay.

"Sabi pa nga niya sa akin, 'Okay, I won't say anything about it para huwag nang lumaki.'"

Sa puntong yun ay hindi napigilan ni Shaina na matawa nang mahina.

Sabi naman ni John Lloyd, "I was just trying to do the right thing, Tito Boy."

BREAK OR NOT. Pagkatapos nito at tinanong ni Boy sina John Lloyd at Shaina kung ano ang estado ng relasyon nila ngayon. Sila ba ay hiwalay na?

Natatawang sagot naman ni John Lloyd tungkol sa tanong, "Akala ko sa dulo yun, a!

"Hindi... nandoon kami Tito Boy sa... I think, after our conversation the other night, malinaw naman sa amin na ina-acknowledge naman na namin na meron kaming pinagdadaanan.

"Meron kaming hinaharap na medyo mahirap.

"And pareho kami na nag-a-agree na alam namin pareho kung ano ang dapat at kailangan naming gawin."

Ayon naman kay Shaina, "Siguro na-realize namin na if para bang gusto namin na maayos pa, or siguro gusto namin na tapusin na, kailangan i-work out namin ang personal issues namin.

Sen. Bong Revilla, Strike offer P500,000 reward for tip leading to Ram’s killers

Yahoo Philippines - Sen. Bong Revilla and his brother, Bacoor mayor Strike Revilla are offering a P500,000 reward to anyone who can give any tip or information leading to the killers behind their younger brother Ram Revilla’s brutal death.

This, they revealed in an official statement they issued to the press which says: “The family and loved ones of Ram Revilla deeply mourn his brutal and heinous murder. The entire Revilla family calls on the public to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul . To assist in the immediate resolution of the case, Senator Bong Revilla and Mayor Strike Revilla of Bacoor shall provide a reward of P500,000 for any tip or information that will lead to the immediate capture and conviction of the perpetrators of this dastardly crime. Again, we humbly request the public to pray for justice for Ram.”

Ram was proclaimed dead on arrival at the Paranaque Medical Center past midnight today after an unknown gunman entered their house in BF Homes.

Bong remembers Ram as a good, friendly and helpful young man who would call him Kuya and consult him whenever he had problems.

“He was my late mom’s favorite. My dad (former senator Ramon Revilla) would bring him to the house.”

Bong added that Ram wanted to run for Imus councilor in the next elections. But Bong advised him to wait for awhile so he can be better prepared for the job.

Bong is even proud of his late half-brother’s political lineage on his mother side.

“Ram’s mom, Genelyn Magsaysay, is related to former president Ramon Magsaysay and senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.,” reveals Bong.

Ram, 22, proved showbiz ran in his veins when he joined ABS-CBN’s “Tonyong Bayawak” and GMA’s “Kamandag.”

His remains lie at the family-owned Angelus Eternal Garden in Imus, Cavite. Interment is on Nov. 2.

October 30, 2011




Sa mga magtatanong kung bakit wala si James at Phil Younghusband....huwag na kayong magtanong by commenting in this post. Ang gawin nyo...e research nyo kung anu yung ibig sabihin nang U-23/Under-23. Pero obvious naman....huwag kayong tanga! haha...ayuz???

October 29, 2011

David Beckham, LA Galaxy to play Azkals in Manila in December 3.

AKTV - The Los Angeles Galaxy, led by football glamor boy David Beckham, will visit Manila on December to play against the Philippine national men’s football team at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

The apparent announcement was made by Azkals team coordinator Patrick Ace Bright on his Twitter account on Saturday night.

The game is scheduled on December 3, with members of the Galaxy also looking to conduct a football clinic prior to the match.

The Galaxy squad had long been scheduled to play in Australia against the Melbourne Victory on December 6. An earlier report by Agence France-Presse said that the American side was in negotiations to book dates in Southeast Asia, with possible stops in Singapore and Indonesia.

If it pushes through, the Manila leg of the LA Galaxy tour would come as a pleasant surprise, as the Philippines has never been a priority for football clubs touring Southeast Asia. Earlier this year, Liverpool played a series of exhibition matches in Singapore and Malaysia.

Beckham figures to be the biggest draw for the Galaxy, which also features stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane. It could also be one of the last opportunities to see Beckham in an LA kit, as his contract with the club ends at the end of the season.

Ram Revilla killed in shooting and stabbing incident

YAHOO.PH - Ram Revilla, half-brother of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, was declared dead on arrival at the Paranaque Medical Center today past midnight after being shot and stabbed in his home in Paranaque City.

According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Bong told DZMM that his brother was shot and stabbed by a gunman who entered their house in BF Homes. Ram’s girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, sustained a gunshot wound and is under observation.

Ram, 22, is the son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. and Genelyn Magsaysay. He is also an actor and has appeared in ABS-CBN’s “Tonyong Bayawak” and GMA’s “Kamandag.”

Bong cited a police report saying that Ram was gunned with a 9 mm or a .45 caliber gun and was stabbed.

No enemy

“Wala akong alam na may kagalit ito. Ang alam ko, gusto niya...nagaambisyon siya na tumakbo na konsehal sa bayan ng Imus," he said.

According to his Facebook page, Ram plans to run as councilor in Imus, Cavite. Bong described Ram as a kind person.

“Mabait na tao ito, wala akong masabing masama. Paborito ng daddy ko 'to,” he said.

Bong said they don’t know how to break the news to their father, who is currently sick. Bong also noted that robbery is not the motive as nothing has been taken from the house.

"Sobra ang galit para gawin ito," Bong said. The Revilla family wants to seek justice for the heinous crime.

October 27, 2011

Best Halloween costumes of 2011

Halloween is coming up, and, yes, it’s on a Monday, but promised parties the weekend before should allow just enough excitement for costume purchases and creations to sky rocket as usual. Costumes can soar to unimaginable prices and on a college-student budget you can either save up for a few months for the ultimate costume, or make something yourself.

The following costume ideas can either be purchased at said ridiculous prices or created for less. Leggings, sweaters and a mild amount of creativity can be thrown together to make almost any costume.

Here are the top costumes you’ll be seeing (or wearing) this weekend.

Celebrity costumes
Mass interest in karaoke and Rock Band, along with the amount of people looking for their big singing break on YouTube, suggests that a great deal of today’s population dream of being rockstars. Halloween can help you there. Imitate celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha or the very recognizable band KISS for an easy costume creation or purchase.

To be any of those ladies, pop on a wig, coordinated with said popstar’s current look, glue some candy, stuffed animals or sharp objects onto a leotard and add some stripper heels and ripped stockings for the ultimate diva look.

KISS requires some simple black and white face paint, black leggings and long sleeve shirt with some silver fabric to cut into lightening bolts. Super glue the lightning bolts you’re so proud of onto the clothes you hopefully don’t care that much about, and done.

Charlie Sheen took over the tabloids (and the news stations) this year with his “winning” attitude. You, too, can pick up his drinking problem, just for the night, and easily look like the man who is making bank off of your imitation. Some knock off Ray Bans and a bowling shirt or a black shirt with “#winning” written on it, throw on a straw hat for good measure and your fellow parties will know your drinking abilities should not be challenged.

Humorous costumes
Because we are so influenced by pop culture and the music videos it produces, Bruno Mars has something to do with the popularity of the monkey mask that has been making its way around the Halloween stores as the party animal costume.

A significantly cheaper alternative is to just buy the mask and create the rest yourself. A trip to Old Navy for a cheap sweater to write “party animal” on will get the point across, without having to consume jugs of beer that the monkey totes around in the music video. Plaid shorts are optional and everyone has pants so this costume is a piece of cake.

Angry Birds, a cell phone epidemic you’d have to live under a rock to not hear about, is a Halloween craze for every age group. Purchasing one of these costumes can be on the pricier side, but access to black pants and a red shirt can help recreate this look for a more reasonable price. Get your most artistic friend to copy the angry bird face onto your shirt and then proudly fight off pigs for the rest of the night.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for ages and with recent news of plans for a new movie and series in 2012, this a perfect costume for Halloween. Be ahead of the curve this year by taking charge of your favorite character regardless of if you want to be dressed head to toe in a green suit or if you want to add some sex appeal into the mix.

To make the first costume, get the turtle mask, green tights and green shirt. To add a yellow stomach, tie fabric colors around the middle of the stomach and knees, and skip the shell for an easy costume.
If a sexy costume is what you’re after, my sewing skills are limited and the only tip I can offer is to suck it up and buy the costume.

Who's really in charge of EDSA's streetlights? MMDA or DPWH?

GMANews.Tv - So who's really in charge of EDSA's streetlights?

This was the question on many online Filipinos' minds when the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pointed at each other when asked by one concerned netizen whom to contact concerning the maintenance of the highway's lighting.

Facebook user Ronnel Cuison posted on the official MMDA page to complain about the darkness on EDSA at night due to lack of functional streetlights. The MMDA's social media team responded, saying they would recommend Cuison's concern to the DPWH. Cuison then posted on the DPWH's Facebook page a paraphrased version of his first post, only to be pointed back to the MMDA.

A screengrab showing Cuison's brief correspondence with both MMDA and DPWH has made its rounds on social media, effectively drawing flak at the two agencies' seeming lack of accountability.

However, Beth Pilorin, chief of the DPWH Public Information Division, issued the following statement to GMA News Online:

"Maintenance of streetlights along EDSA, or any national or local road within their jurisdiction, is the responsibility of the concerned Local Government Units. Inasmuch as the LGUs in Metro Manila are under the Metro Manila Development Authority, the MMDA should be on top of it. Hence, we advised the message sender that this is the concern of MMDA."

MMDA's Traffic Discipline Office Director Yves Gonzalez also clarified his agency's stand, saying,

"EDSA streetlights are managed by several entities. [Streetlights on] EDSA Buendia-Ayala [is under the responsibility of] DPWH; EDSA Taft-Roxas, MMDA; Edsa Shaw, Mandaluyong LGU and EDSA Buendia flyover, Makati LGU.

"During the first query, we were well-informed that the person is pertaining to EDSA Ayala due to numerous videos and posts. That is the reason why we told him that it's within the jurisdiction of DPWH. After that, we also told him that MMDA is not the only one managing and maintaining streetlights along EDSA. There are also LGUs and other concerned Agencies," he added.

October 26, 2011

Ang mga Baboy na kulay green sa angry birds

NATTANATEOLOGY: Ang mga Baboy na kulay green sa angry birds: PARANG SILA!!!! kamukha yung mga baboy...hahahahahahaha

Darren Criss and Lea Salonga on stage together

www.celebuzz.com - Glee guy Darren Criss was a little star struck himself on Monday night when he was asked to perform for Oscar winning writer Alan Menken, who received the 2011 Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.

Darren first did an acoustic spoof of some of Alan’s Disney songs, before performing a lovely duet of “Part of Your World” with Lea Salonga. Can all Leas sing?! Darren tweeted his excitement, writing:

”I am beside myself with joy. I got to sing with @MsLeaSalonga for one of my musical idols, @AlMenken today."

October 18, 2011


www.aseanfootball.org - The draw for the men’s football event at the 26th edition of the SEA Games will be held ‘live’ tomorrow at the RCTI Studio in West Jakarta.

The drawing will be done at Studio 4 RCTI at Jl. Raya Pejuangan No. 1, Kebon Jeruk in Jakarta Barat.

The ‘live’ programme has been scheduled for 1530hrs.

In the meantime, the official draw for the Futsal event will be held on the same day and at the same venue although it will not be shown ‘live’.

The draw for the Futsal event for both men and women will be held earlier at 1300hrs.

This statement was made by Nur Laily, the NOC Services Manager of the NOC Relations Directorate.

NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) as 'worst' airport again.

YAHOO PH - Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 has just been voted, again, as among the world's worst airport in a reader poll.

According to travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, NAIA tops the 2011 list of the world's least favorite when it comes to safety concerns, comfort, and facilities.

Manila's NAIA Terminal 1 also topped the list for Asia's worst in 2010.

"Forget about sleeping in this airport! You will not want to even close your eyes here! Bribery and theft exists," the travel site said, alongside contributed photos of the airport.

"Airport taxes are collected, but the money does not seem to go towards the betterment of the airport," it added.

The site said poll results are determined by the following: "site visitor votes; reviews submitted to the site over the past year; and information provided by airports regarding their facilities."

Users cited different concerns such as safety, airport staff attitude, the availability of comfortable seating, the state of the facilities, and poor access for people with long layovers.

The Guide to Sleeping in Airports also pointed out drawbacks such as the lack of luggage counters and pay-in lounges for transit passengers.

It also lamented that NAIA prohibits travelers from entering the airport premises three hours before their flight, a claim denied by a staff from the Manila International Airport office.

The site also mentioned a ceiling collapse incident earlier this year.

But if NAIA had "plus" points, it would be it's Free Public WiFi, and it's Terminal 3 being “clean” and “spacious,” although reportedly "structurally flawed."

Other "worst" airports in the list include Paris Beauvais Airport, Keflavik Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Kiev Airport, Frankfurt Hahn Airport, London Luton Airport, Pisa Airport, Paris CDG Airport and the Los Angeles Airport.

Singapore's Changi Airport meanwhile tops the list of the world's best with its modern amenities and wonderful restaurants. It was also praised for making the airport "fun."

Susan Sarandon calls Pope a 'Nazi'

www.tmz.com - Susan Sarandon referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi over the weekend – not just once, but twice.

During an interview at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon was talking about sending the pope a copy of the book, “Dead Man Walking,” when she clarified ... “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.”

When interviewer Bob Balaban expressed disapproval, Sarandon reportedly said the Nazi comment AGAIN -- drawing laughter from the audience.

The Pope's PR people acknowledged that Benedict WAS a member of the Hitler Youth as a boy, a requirement at the time for German boys his age -- but the rep insists he had no "active participation" in the group.

October 17, 2011

Zachary Quinto( Heroes' star) is GAY!

www.theimproper.com - Zachary Quinto, best known for hunky roles in “Heroes” and 2009′s “Star Trek” movie, put his Hollywood career on the line by coming out of the closet and admitting he’s gay. But he says the gamble is worth it.

Quinto wrote on his blog that he decided to speak out publicly about being his sexuality, after gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide last month as a cry against gay bullying.

Quinto’s sexuality has been a bit of an open secret, especially after he shot a video as part of the anti-gay bullying “It Gets Better” campaign.

But he’s never publicly proclaimed his sexuality, until now.

“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself, I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an ‘It Gets Better’ video only months before taking his own life, I felt indescribable despair,” he wrote.

“In light of Jamey’s death, it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality,” he added.

Quinto also said he was motivated by his role in the off-Broadway revival of Angels in Americ

He played a gay man who abandons his AIDS-stricken boyfriend, and the portrayal also weighed on his conscience.

“As a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed,” he said.

The question now is has Quinto committed career suicide.

Gay actor Rupert Everett ripped Hollywood for its homophobia in 2009 and advised actors to stay in the closet, if they hoped to continue to find work.

The ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ star said that he has been denied leading man roles because of homophobia in Hollywood.

“It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point. You’re going to manage to make it roll for a certain amount of time, but at the first sign of failure they’ll cut you right off,” he said.

Quinto is in “What’s Your Number?” playing a boyfriend of Anna Faris and plays a gay dead owner of the haunted house in “American Horror Story,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

His new movie, “Margin Call,” which he co-produced and stars opposite Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons.

October 16, 2011


dailypinoyshowbiz.com - Zanjoe Marudo publicly admitted his romantic relationship with Bea Alonzo. He revealed their relationship in an interview with Toni Gonzaga in The Buzz.

The shy type actor need not to verbalize it but he said that he is very much in love with Bea. He also made the crowd excited by saying that he sees Bea as the woman whom he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

When asked about his relationship with the beautiful actress, he said,” “Ako nandoon na ako. [Siya] malapit na yata, malapit na.” He expressed that he is scared of losing Bea and he admitted that he already told her how much he loves her.

Their sweetness started last year and was already known to public but it was just now that Zanjoe admitted their true status. It was last month when they were spotted in Tagaytay, playing golf. They were seen having a nice time and they were not ashamed to show it to the public.

Just recently, the two flew to Paris to work for a while but they were able to take a trip and spend more time together in the city of love. It was Bea’s first time in Paris, while Zanjoe already went there when he taped Lover’s in Paris with KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual. Zanjoe served as her tourist guide. The sweethearts stayed there for two weeks.

Zanjoe also shared that he took Bea to a garden restaurant but he said that it could have been more romantic if it wasn’t for the sun still up at 9 in the evening.

Meanwhile, both are busy with their careers and respective commitments. Bea is the leading lady of Robin Padilla in Guns and Roses while Zanjoe is back in Banana Split and is busy promoting his movie with Toni Gonzaga and Euene Domingo, Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.

Many showbiz followers admire them for their honesty. Unlike other rumored but very obvious showbiz couples there, they don’t deny the special thing that they have because there’s nothing wrong in being in love in the first place.

October 12, 2011

Carli de Murga (Philippine Azkals/Racing Club Portuense) scored a goal against Peña Rociera

photo found in: www.golfutgol.com

www.golfutgol.com (google translator) - Portuense Racing ended the game 3 minutes before it reached the 90 minutes and went on to win 1-0 to losing 1-2 in those 3 fateful final minutes. That cluelessness sentenced a Portuense Racing was found with a 3-minute goal and turned to keep the advantage. Faith was the best ally of Michelangelo Alcacer that, despite not making a great game, believed to end in victory. Two plays in 3 minutes, turning and marker making it Cuvillo José Peña Rociera favorable by 1-2.

Started the game very involved with Racing, seeking the immediate goal of an insecure Rivas. After the first attack local chain Dani makes a good play on the edge of the area, and yield to Alex Exposito in the area and the center of it, after rejection of Rivas, is at the foot of the Philippines newcomer Carli, which enters with everything and get the 1-0.

The goal, far from spurring the red and whites, leads them to go with the inertia of time. A couple of distant shots, one on each side, apart from the goal, was the most remarkable of the first 25 minutes. In 26 David Anton makes a very good move by the center, attends Diego and Ezekiel blocks the shot of it. In 29 the referee annulled a goal for offside Juanma. In 30, Chunk is left alone to Ismail and he beats one-on-one, clearing a corner. Ezekiel draws a foul on the crosshead of Rivas, Luis Castillo is another very good goalkeeper stops and Dani has one last chance on a shot from the edge of the area that touches the pole. The first half comes to an end after a header from Villalon, all alone and in the small area that goes out for a little after the release of a corner.

The referee did not want to miss the game without star of it and literally sewed cards to both teams, especially the locals, which showed 7 yellow and 1 red as visitors would show 4 yellow. Although it might seem otherwise in the number of cards, it was a clean, hard, hardly any entries without violence.

At the start the second half, Dani Cadena, the best in the Galisteo David today, has a good chance that rejects Rivas. In minute 6 comes the disadvantage for Racing in the field. Luis Castillo takes his second yellow for protesting the lack who had just committed on a teammate. Luis Grave error that had won the first entry after 3 minutes earlier. The game becomes dull and if the locals trying to swim and eat, visitors seemed able to score. Arrivals to the goal were few and with little danger. It was the 87th minute, changes by racinguista were exhausted and, except for anger with the referee because he was to prey upon the red and whites with the cards, nothing happened remarkable. But in a throw, a bounce-foot drops to the recent sagging Diego Marquez and built it from the line of the area marks adjusted to the post of Ishmael. The goal came as a jug of cold water in the wards of David Galisteo. Racing does not play anything but seeing the visiting team did not seem to be in danger the result when the equalizer came. Three minutes later, the ball reaches the goalkeeper Rivas looks like there is two for two racinguista field, takes in length and Gordi commits a flagrant foul on Juanma that the referee does not see and goes straight at goal. Ishmael goes on gordi desperate but crossing the ball out well away from the keeper making the final 1-2 racinguista, thereby silly face for the whole parish racinguista.

A game ugly, bland, bland, which the Rock Rociera undeservedly got the win with a Racing that deserved to win, but seeing the merits of each other, neither deserved to lose. The reality is that you can not negotiate as much a pyrrhic result in an oversight and that it costs two points or, as in this case, two forgetfulness cost you 3 points. The team racinguista, low hours, now moves Pozoblanco will be played on Sunday beginning at 5 pm. For its part, Peña Rociera receive at bottom club CD Marinaleda, a good time to take a leap in the standings after today's victory in the Cuvillo Jose.

October 9, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs Scam

Yahoo Ph / Pandalabs.pandasecurity.com - As you all probably know, Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. These are sad news, and everyone is talking about him and his life as he has achieved so many fantastic things. Social Networks are flooded with quotes from Steve, and all of us have only good words to talk about him.

But as you can imagine, there are always people trying to take advantage of these situations. Some cybercriminals created a Facebook page called “R.I.P. Steve Jobs”, and innocent people have been joining by the thousands. In just a few hours it had more than 90,000 fans. Criminals published a link using the popular shortener service bit.ly, where they said that Apple will be giving away 50 iPads.

Of course all the stuff is a scam, and once you click to that URL (which ended with “restinpeace-steve-jobs”) you were redirected to a place where you are offered a number of gifts, such as iPads, Sony Bravia TVs. For that they ask for your information, such as Full Name, Address, Phone Number, e-mail address, etc.

Facebook has closed the page and bit.ly has done the same with their link. There are some really interesting statistics that I’d like to show you. Out of those > 90,000 fans, 25,669 clicked in the link provided by the criminals! This is the breakdown of victims (clicks) per country:

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs Has Passed Away

According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away.

Apple has also put up the following website in memory. They’re asking for “thoughts, memories, and condolences” to be shared by way of this email address: rememberingsteve@apple.com

It was only a little over a month ago that Jobs stepped down as CEO saying at the time, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Jobs remained Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee. He recommended that company COO Tim Cook take his place as CEO. Yesterday, Cook gave his first keynote address as CEO, unveiling the new iPhone 4S.

While that device had been the focal point of Apple’s website for the past 24 hours, Apple.com is now simply dedicated to Jobs, using a famous picture of him (above) that will also grace the cover of his upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson due out next month.

Jobs had battled cancer, and in 2004 had an operation related to the disease. In recent years, illness had forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. He also had a liver transplant in 2009 during one of those medical leaves.

But after each battle, he came back and continued his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad. His last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. There, he laid the groundwork for Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.

That performance as well has his announcement that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple for the final time, led to two of my favorite posts that I’ve ever written. Both were about Jobs:

“It Just Works.”

One More Thing…

Steve Jobs was 56 years old. Rest in peace, Steve.

The release from Apple:

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif. — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

The statement from Jobs’ family:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Tim Cook’s email to Apple employees:


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


The message on Apple’s website:

October 4, 2011

2011 Long Teng Cup - Final Team Standings

2011 Long Teng Cup - Final Team Standings:

First - Hong Kong (7pts)
Second - Philippines (5pts);
Third - Taipei (4pts)
Fourth - Macau (0pt).

Golden Boot Award: Chieffy Caligdong (Philippine Azkals - FW )

October 3, 2011

Top climber perishes in Himalayan avalanche

A top Russian climber, who scaled many of the world's highest peaks, has died in the Himalayas after being swept away by an avalanche.

ABCNews - Sergei Cherezov was caught up by an avalanche when his five-member team from the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk set out to climb the 7,059-metre peak Tulagi on Friday.

"Sergei Cherezov got caught up in an avalanche which occurred at an elevation of 6,000 metres," the Krasnoyarsk government said in a statement.

The body of the climber, who was in his early 40s, was brought to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu by helicopter on Sunday.

The rest of the team consisting of the four climbers and a doctor made a decision to cut short their expedition and were returning to Kathmandu by foot.

The body of Mr Cherezov, who is survived by a wife and son, will be flown to Russia as soon as all the necessary paperwork is complete, said the regional department for sports, tourism and youth policies.

The Russian Climbing Federation said the tragedy happened on a "simple snow slope" when the climbers were not tethered to one another and a board slipped from under Mr Cherezov.

The federation said the multiple Russia champion scaled many of the top peaks and called his death "a very heavy loss".