Cebu Pacific offers daily flights between Manila and Shanghai, with the lowest year-round base fares starting at only P5,888. Once romanticized as the “Paris of the Orient” before the Japanese invasion of World War II and before the 1949 Communist Revolution 70 years ago, Shanghai is once again reclaiming its exalted status as one of the world’s greatest cities for vibrant business, arts, tech and tourism. Beautiful, progressive tourism and entertainment mecca Shanghai is almost nine times bigger in land area than Singapore, eight times bigger than New York City and six times larger than Hong Kong. It also has double, triple, even quadruple the population of these other cities. Cebu Pacific Air recently held a three-day media familiarization tour of Shanghai as it celebrates the booming economic and tourism exchanges between the Philippines and China in the last three years due to normalizing diplomatic ties. Cebu Pacific just started flying to Shenzhen City … [Read more...] about Why Shanghai is one of the world’s greatest cities
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FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
LIVERPOOL: In a hurricane of emotion and adrenaline at Anfield, the electrifying expectation of Liverpool's home support spiraling around the stadium, Trent Alexander-Arnold's mind was still."Don't take your eye off the ball, don't miss a thing."Against all logic, Liverpool had erased their 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.With the aggregate score poised at 3-3 in the semifinal, second leg, the right-back won a corner on 78 minutes.He looked up, placed the ball and shaped to take it before Xherdan Shaqiri requested responsibility for the set-piece.Alexander-Arnold obliged and took slow strides away, before noticing Ernesto Valverde's men had briefly switched off.He swiveled toward the ball sharply, delivering an inch-perfect low cross that Divock Origi converted to give Liverpool another crack at continental glory.Alexander-Arnold, who turned 20 in October and is primed to become the youngest starter in consecutive European Cup finals - he was in the XI that lost … [Read more...] about Why Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold won’t stop
Standing on black and white steps - chequered like her Chanel handbag - Helen Schweitzer poses elegantly on a London doorstep to capture the winning photograph for her Instagram page. Fellow Insta fiend, Chantal Mallett, prefers the pastel patchwork and blossoming wisteria of a nearby Notting Hill street for her bridal couture feed. While Luisa Hille models a classical stone gatepost, soaking up the sunshine, as her legs dangle on the wall of a multi-million-pound, sea-green home. The front-step selfie is a phenomenon that grew with social media in an era when few can afford to buy the actual lifestyle. “Your backdrop is important because it gives out a subliminal message to the audience that you’re pitching to - just as pop videos do,” said Henry Pryor, an estate agent. Schweitzer is typical of the trend - young and beautiful. Scroll down her online feed and the German blogger appears outside another London property, this time nestled in a thick coat, leaning on the … [Read more...] about Does my life look good in this? The London homes that make a perfect selfie
NEW YORK — For years, Anna Sorokin dreamed of being someone else. A Russian immigrant with aspirations of becoming a member of Manhattan’s upper society, Sorokin hopped around Germany and Paris before finally coming to New York in 2014. But she arrived with a new identity: that of a wealthy German heiress with a trust fund worth 60 million euros (about $67 million). She came up with a new name, Anna Delvey, and lived under that identity as she bilked banks, hotels, restaurants and a private jet operator out of more than $200,000 — and aimed to get millions more, according to prosecutors. Following a month-long trial, a jury in Manhattan on Thursday found Sorokin guilty of second-degree grand larceny, theft of services and one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny. She was found not guilty on other charges after being accused of providing falsified documents in an attempt to secure a $22 million bank loan, and of stealing some $60,000 for a lavish trip to … [Read more...] about News ‘Anna Delvey,’ fake heiress: 7 bizarre highlights from her trial