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Anggun finds right time for new album

I remember a time about 20 years ago when the name of Anggun was usually uttered with near reverence by artists around Asia......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 11th, 2018

Politics, personal woes reverberate in Eminem’s ‘Revival’

  Has Eminem gone soft? In "Revival," which marks the rapper's eighth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, there is as much edge as vulnerability. The album finds the 45-year-old hip-hop luminary taking stock of his colorful life and career when he isn't mulling over politically charged issues. This time around, Eminem confronts his demons with a more "sedate" approach, particularly noticeable when you listen to the collection alongside his previous releases, "Relapse" and "Recovery." But, make no mistake, the sting is still there---especially in tracks like "Untouchable," about racial injustice that is polarizingly viewed with shifting perspectives. "Lik...Keep on reading: Politics, personal woes reverberate in Eminem’s ‘Revival’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Karl-Anthony Towns hoping to find rhythm in Game 2

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON -- Like any good movie or television show, the second viewing always provides a different perspective you might have missed the first time around. The same goes for the playoff debut of Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns. Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau had one view in the immediate aftermath of the Timberwolves’ Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), when Towns struggled in his playoff debut, scoring just eight points on 3-for-9 shooting, well below his season average of 21.3 points. Thibodeau said his big man had to be more active to deal with he swarming and double-teaming defense the Rockets threw at him. But that uncharacteristic performance -- Towns was held to fewer than eight points just twice in the regular season -- looked much different after a thorough study of the film. “After watching the film I thought he made a lot of good plays,” Thibodeau said after the Timberwolves wrapped up practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at Rice University. “We’ve had a hard time guarding them in the regular season and there’s still a lot of things we have to do better. But offensively, I thought he made good plays. I think he understands what he has to do, he’ll be fine.” The Timberwolves need Towns to be better than just “fine” in Game 2 Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), particularly if his Rockets counterpart, Clint Capela (24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Game 1) continues to play at a high level in this series. Towns clearly didn’t take offense to Thibodeau’s initial review of his performance, agreeing with his coach after Game 1 that he’s “got to be better on both sides of the basketball.” But he reiterated several times Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that his objective is to stick with the game plan rather than getting caught up in any game inside the game, just to satisfy someone else’s expectations of what a player of his considerable talents should be able to do in this setting. He did, however, acknowledge the strategic differences between the regular season and postseason atmosphere, and he’ll be sure to adjust accordingly. “I felt good out there, and I never take anything too high or too low. I always stay even-keeled,” he said. “It felt to me like a regular game, but it’s more about playing chess this time, you know. It’s not about playing checkers, it’s about playing chess. And it’s a game about who is the more disciplined team, who sticks to their game plan the most and finds ways to adjust on the fly.” Those adjustments for Towns must include taking advantage of the Rockets’ endless switching on defense, situations where he ends up with a much smaller perimeter player matched up on him. He’ll need to be more aggressive offensively, even if it requires a slight tweak to the game plan he mentioned repeatedly Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “You’ve got to do it when the game seems that it can be taken, or when its getting out of hand,” Town said. “I have to do a better job of assessing the situations and adjusting on the fly quicker, especially in the playoffs.” It helps that the Timberwolves were within striking distance at the end on a night when they didn’t get the best out of Towns. The same way the Rockets don’t expect to struggle through another 10-for-37 shooting performance from beyond the three-point line or for their superstar point guard Chris Paul to turn the ball over the way he did, the Timberwolves don’t foresee another subpar performance from one of the league’s elite big men. “Just makes us more hungry, more confident,” Towns said. “We felt we played well, but we made some mistakes here and there and it ended up costing us in the end. But if we can tweak things here and there, I think we can be something really special and we could possibly win the series.” As for any suggestions that he needs to be more of a priority, as suggested by TNT analyst Charles Barkley after the game, Towns and his teammates were careful to sidestep any outside influence on the situation. Jimmy Butler issued a quick, “nope,” when asked for a response and ended his media obligation immediately after that. Towns took a more nuanced approach. “I mean, we almost won the game,” he said. “So you’ve got to take it as its given. You’ve got to go with the flow of the game. It’s about following the game plan. We went with the flow of the game, had ourselves a great chance to win at the end. We were up with six minutes left, so our game plans were working. We cost ourselves as players, not as coaches, late in the game not getting some stops and James [Harden] making some tough shots. You can’t control that. It’s just great defense and better offense. “It happens sometimes like that, it doesn't matter when it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s game one or game 82, playoffs or whatever. Sometimes the basketball gods don’t play in your favor that night. I think we did everything we could in that game to put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all you can ask for at the end of the day.” Well, that and maybe for the focus to shift just a little bit more on the best big man on the floor. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 18 min. ago

New Jersey Gov hails ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall inductees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) --- Have a nice day? They did Saturday in New Jersey, where the governor declared it "Bon Jovi Day" in honor of the state's newest Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland. The Democratic governor hailed the "five musicians from New Jersey communities (who) believed in their dream and used their talents to form Bon Jovi, one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time." Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its first album in 1984, but were regulars on the New Jerse...Keep on reading: New Jersey Gov hails ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall inductees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Paul and Harden lead No. 1 seed Rockets against Wolves

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — So far the trade for Chris Paul to give the Houston Rockets another superstar to help James Harden has worked famously. Now the two, who have both had their fair share of playoff disappointments, will try to carry their regular-season success into the postseason when the Rockets open a first-round series with Minnesota on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). The guards have been effusive in their praise for one another, with Harden recently joking that his relationship with the nine-time All-Star was "love at first sight." Paul didn't go quite that far, but a huge smile crossed his often serious face when asked how their pairing has worked. "Unbelievable," he said. "You just [don't] get this opportunity too often in a career to play with somebody like James ... you get a chance to appreciate greatness. "What he's doing on a nightly basis and stuff like that, it's crazy and I'm in awe," Paul continued. "I'm grateful I get to play alongside him." When told of what Paul said about him, Harden was quick to answer. "You can tell," he said. "It feels like it's been forever but it's not even been a year yet." Their work in the regular season led the Rockets to a franchise-record 65 wins, their first No. 1 seed and sixth straight playoff appearance. They are looking to win the title for the first time capturing back-to-back championships in 1994-95. For the 32-year-old Paul, it's a chance for him to finally shake off years off playoff woes after making nine playoff trips without advancing past the second round. But if he is haunted by the ghosts of playoffs past, he wouldn't acknowledge it and was dismissive when asked if he thought this was his best chance to win it all. "I don't know," he said. "I don't think about all that." What he and the Rockets do know is that they're facing a talented team in the eighth-seeded Timberwolves, who had to win their last regular-season game to get into the postseason. They ended the NBA's longest active playoff drought with their berth, putting them back in the postseason for the first time since 2004 when they lost to the Lakers in the Western Conference finals. Getting the Timberwolves into the playoffs is a huge accomplishment for the entire team, but might mean just a little more to star Karl-Anthony Towns, who made a vow the night Minnesota selected him with the top overall pick in the 2015 draft. "It means more than I think words can express honestly," he said. "I made a promise to ... Flip Saunders and it meant a lot to me that I was able to keep my word." Some things to know as the Timberwolves and Rockets open their series: BACK HOME The series is a homecoming for Minnesota's Jimmy Butler, who grew up in Tomball, a suburb about 35 miles from downtown Houston. But he insists he won't have any time to get back out there this week. "Nope," he said. "Zero [time]. I ain't even going home. I'm here to work." But he did spend a little time on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) reminiscing about his high school days when he idolized a former Rockets star. "I used to walk around the hallways and in the gym thinking I was Tracy McGrady," he said. "I remember it like it was yesterday. He was my favorite player. I wanted to wear his number, wear his tennis shoes, all of that good stuff." Butler, who returned on April 6 (April 7, PHL time) after missing 17 games with a knee injury, said he's fully recovered from his injury and is "well-rested" entering the playoffs. PLAYOFF HISTORY This is the second time these teams have met in the playoffs. Their other meeting came in Minnesota's first trip in 1997, when the Timberwolves were swept in three games. That Houston team was led by Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley, and the Wolves featured Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury and Tom Gugliotta. LIMIT KAT FROM LONG RANGE The Rockets are resigned to the fact that Towns, who led the NBA in double-doubles, will get his points under the basket and plenty of rebounds. "He's going to get a double-double," Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said. "That's who he is." However, they are not OK with letting him shoot three-pointers. The seven-foot Towns ranked 14th in the league with a 42 percent average from three-point range and knocked down a career-high 120 three-pointers this season. "We [can't] leave him open or let him walk into a 3 because we're not guarding him," D'Antoni said. "We have to be aware of that. You can't take away his post-ups and his moves in there. He's going to score on anybody, but you can do a really good job on the three's." HARDEN'S MOTIVATION Despite finishing as the runner-up for MVP last season and being a front-runner for this year's award, Harden still faces plenty of criticism for some of his past performances in the playoffs, notably, a terrible performance in an embarrassing 114-75 elimination loss to San Antonio in the conference semifinals last season. But he has never been motivated by criticism, and he finds his drive in a far different place. "Just going out there and being the best that I can be," he said. "There's no negativity that someone can say that can motivate me. Some people can get motivated by that. I don't really care.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

WATCH: K-pop group WINNER drops music video for Everyday

  MANILA, Philippines – Guess who's back? Korean pop group WINNER on Wednesday, April 4, released Everyd4y, the group's 2nd studio album since their 2014 debut. The group also dropped the music video for the album's title track "Everyday," a song about wanting to spend time with your loved one all days of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

TOKYO, Japan – A relaxing soak in a hot tub is a time-honored stress reliever but the advantages are not confined to humans – with monkeys also benefiting from spa time, researchers in Japan say. Japan's "snow monkeys" are known for their love of hot springs in the country's northern Nagano region, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Kai Sotto finds his match as Australia overpowers Batang Gilas

Kai Sotto has been used to towering above teammates and opponents alike, but he has never faced a team as collectively tall as Australia is in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. The Australians frustrated the 7-foot-1, 15-year-old and the rest of the Filipino frontline in a 30-point outclassing, 82-52, on Wednesday at the Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu Gym in China. Jay Rentell topped the scoring column with 15 points, but it was 6-7 Kobe Williamson, 6-4 Luke Travers, and 6-6 Luke Jackson who did the heavy lifting in dominating the paint. The three merged for 31 points and 22 rebounds all while stymying Philippine twin towers Sotto and Raven Cortez were both coming off strong showings against Malaysia last Monday. In this one, Sotto was held to nine points in 1-of-10 shooting and four rebounds while Cortez was limited to two points and two rebounds. The Australians also had their way inside and clearly claimed the departments of rebounding, 51-33, and points in the paint, 30-12. Australia is the second tallest team in the tournament with an average height of 6-foot 4-inches. They have no player smaller than 6-feet. With their bigs struggling, the Batang Gilas backcourt took charge as Mac Guadana and RC Calimag scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. It wasn’t enough, however, and they will now have to go through a knockout bout with Hong Kong for a place in the quarterfinals. That game tips off at 1:00 PM (Manila time) on Thursday. On the other hand, on the heels of routs of Malaysia and the Philippines, Australia has now secured a spot in the next round. BOX SCORES AUSTRALIA 82 — Rantall 15, Williamson 14, Travers 11, Capetola 9, Herbert 8, Wigness 8, Swaka 7, Jackson 6, Madden 2, Meakes 2, Tsapatolis 0. PHILIPPINES 52 — Guadaña 11, Calimag 10, Sotto 9, Andrada 8, Padrigao 5, Fortea 4, Cortez 2, Lazaro 2, Chiu 1, Balaga 0, Bautista 0, Go 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 38-25, 62-40, 82-52. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Check out these Pinoy athletes cute bundles of joy

Have you ever wondered why some of our favorite athletes seem to be so motivated and seem not to get exhausted even after their non-stop grind? Aside from following their well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing their routines, and undergoing other required procedures to ensure their fitness, what surely keeps our favorite athletes in tip-top shape physically, emotionally, and mentally is the love and inspiration they consistently get from their families and other loved-ones.  Those who already have a loving family behind them will surely get inspiration from the irresistible charm of their so adorable babies we spotted on their Instagram accounts! Idris Saint Norwood   Strictly going by the calendar, you were a little early. But to us, you were right on time! Welcome to the the world Idris Saint Norwood! 7.16.17 #LilNorwoods A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Despite just welcoming their newborn Idris Saint a month ago, Gabe had to be separated from his wife and #LilNorwoods for quite some time to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the on-going FIBA Asia tourney in Lebanon. Ezekiel Kai Devance   today im 1! #Ezekielkai #birthdayboy A post shared by joe devance (@them_devance_kids) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Joe Devance stands out not only because of his tallness and unusual hairstyle, but with his incredible performance as a baller and his swagas a dancer as well. And browsing through his IG snaps, it appears that his cute children, including one year old Baby Zeke, also brandish the humor and talent he possesses. Michael James Yap   Buon compleanno amore mio!!! ❤️ A post shared by Mic (@michelacazzola) on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:14am PDT The “little explorer” recently celebrated his birthday party as his doting parents Rain or Shine cager James Yap and Michela Cazzola prepared a safari-themed party for him! Amanda Claire Tiu   To our little one who can turn a rough day into a beautiful one, make a happy day an even sweeter one, and give life a whole new meaning and purpose -- Happy 1st birthday to our dearest Amanda Abu bear!! May you grow up to be beautiful inside out and a faithful servant of Christ. You are our greatest blessing! We love you so much ❤️❤️ - love your Papa and Mama A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:30am PDT One of Baby MJ’s special guests was the pretty unica hija of Chris Tiu with his equally beautiful wife Clarisse who just turned one last June. We wonder if they’re going to be good friends when they grow up? Lucas Alejandro Tenorio   😂😂😆 what happens when I'm queen, and you got a wife/momma that's trippin! 😂😆 matching outfits for all the boys this Father's Day!!!! 😍 lol we love you Daddy @la_tenorio , Happy Dad's day! 😘 A post shared by Chesca B T (@chesca_bt) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:26am PDT The Tenorios have another LA in the house! However, he is not his daddy’s junior. Behold how cute they are in matching outfits, thanks to their power-tripper matriarch.  Zoey Isabelle Rosario   Isa sa aking inspirasyon. Mahal na mahal kita prinsesa ko. Happy 7 months! 😘❤️🎀🌻 #ZoeyIsabelle🌷 A post shared by Jeth Troy U. Rosario (@troyrosario18) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:51am PDT The TropangTexter sophomore forward cannot hide how smitten he is to his seven-month-old princess as his feed is bombarded with candid shots of their Baby Zoey. Despite his busyness in their practices and games, he still finds time to bond with her like clipping off her fingernails. Pristine Althea Cruz   Disneyland you've been great! Had a superb time and my baby @pristinealthea felt like she was in her dreamland. Till next time 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jericho Xavier Cruz (@jerichoxcruz) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12am PDT His father Jericho Cruz is a fleet-footed guard for the ROS Painters. We’re thinking if he exudes the same protectiveness when it comes to their three-year-old baby. David Castro   David at Disneyland🤗 A post shared by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Meet David, the one year old small but terrible son of Asia’s Best Point Guard Jayson Castro. We hope his dad would pass on him his formidable basketball skills so we can have the The Blur Junior in the future. Lucia Intal   my little cheerleader ❤ #babyrocket A post shared by JBL (@jcintal7) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Time flies so fast as JC and Bianca’s little angel is turning two this coming October. No wonder that her daddy is always inspirited to win their games for his little cheerleader is always in the bleachers. Fille Renee Cainglet-Cayetano   We made it to number #1 ! Happy happy birthday @fillereneecayetano my sweet angel! Love you so much!💘 A post shared by Fille C. Cayetano (@fillecainglet_15) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The sweet little angel of Direk Lino Cayetano and Pocari Sweat Lady Warrior Fille Cainglet just reached her first year last August 8! When she grows up, will she be a filmmaker like her dad or an athlete like her mom? Let’s just all find out! Chloe Sapphire Santiago-Manabat   Disney chloe and mommy BIG 'D'😘😘😘 A post shared by Chico Manabat (@kots_chico) on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT Being a daughter to two of this country’s most celebrated people in the athletics department – Mommy Dindin’s one of the finest volleybelles in the league today while Daddy Chico, a former National University Bulldog, is theassistant coach for both Letran Knights and NU Bullpups – we assume that Baby Chloe’s going to be in inclined with sports too! Jace Alonzo Lizardo   First wedding event of jace!! Congratulations insan @naldjpm and carmelie!! God bless you both!! . . #andnewmrandmrsmacapagal #TheLizardoSquad #squadgoals #family A post shared by Japoy Lizardo (@japoy_lizardo) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:35am PDT For sure, the “future champion” of taekwondo power couple Japoy Lizardo and Janice Lagman would also be the future heartthrob as Baby Jace already captures a lot of hearts with his piercing eyes, bewitching smile, and astonishinglong, thick hair. Don’t grow too fast, little champ! We guess, we’re going to have a beautiful and bright future seeing these cute little babies who could be the country’s greatest athletes, artists, or influencers someday!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

John Legend unapologetic for mixing art with politics

  John Legend doesn't concern himself with trends. As a musician, he has always "stayed in my own lane"---sultry, soulful R&B tunes rendered with a baritone as smooth as butter. And he likes things that way. Yes, there have been changes here and there, but the most discernible of which isn't necessarily the music itself, but the message the songs carry. For instance, John's latest album, "Darkness and Light," is perhaps his most political yet; a piece of work that seemingly fuses two sides of him---the decorated crooner and the everyday guy who doesn't shy away from sharing his opinions. In a time when artists are being told to stick to what they do for a living,...Keep on reading: John Legend unapologetic for mixing art with politics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Ginebra just finding ways to solve its big June Mar problem

June Mar Fajardo is a handful for most PBA teams. Brgy. Ginebra was supposed to be the one that should match up well with the Kraken with its imposing frontline led by Greg Slaughter. But Greg Slaughter is still out indefinitely with an ankle injury and it's proving to be tough for the Gin Kings to contain the reigning four-time league MVP. In Game 3 of their semifinals series Tuesday, Fajardo went for 23 points, 18 in the second half, on top of 16 rebounds. Fortunately for the barangay, they were able to pull through with a win, cutting their series deficit in half, 1-2. That doesn't mean they've solde their June Mar problem though. "We're throwing everything at June Mar, I mean, our kitchen sink, whatever. Our toilets," Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said. "We're throwing everything at him and he finds a way, it's amazing. He's an amazing player. It's not just that he's good, is just that he's so intelligent. His basketball IQ is just off the charts," he added. Despite June Mar still being a problem, Cone likes the way his team fought in the must-win Game 3. Now he hopes the Gin Kings can continue to momentum as they hope to further extend this series. "Our guys I thought played a special game tonight so hopefully we can carry over," Cone said. "At least we're back in it. Go down 3-0, that was it. This was our do-or-die game, we felt. So we got another do-or-die game on Thursday," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

25 years later, The Breeders revive distinct rock voice

When The Breeders reunited in 2013 to mark 20 years since "Last Splash", it looked like a straightforward nostalgia tour for an album that had become an alternative rock cornerstone. "We had a great time and people responded and loved it. And then we started getting calls to do shows in 2014 and so, hmmm, that was technically not a 20th anniversary anymore," Kim Deal, The Breeders' frontwoman, said with a robust laugh. "People would say, 'We don't care, we just want you guys to play.' We could do any songs. And it just opened up a whole new thing," she told AFP by telephone from her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. The fruition is "All Nerve", which comes out Friday and is the firs...Keep on reading: 25 years later, The Breeders revive distinct rock voice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Black Panther soundtrack tops Billboard 200 for second week

The original soundtrack to the hit movie "Black Panther" tops the Billboard 200 chart of the United States' most popular albums for the second consecutive week. After the "The Greatest Showman", "Black Panther: The Album" is the second movie soundtrack of 2018 to spend two consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200 top spot. Plus, 2018 is the first year since 2014 to see two soundtracks spend more than one week at number one; the last time being with "Frozen" which spent 14 weeks at number one, and "Guardians of the Galaxy" which spent two weeks at the top. Billboard also reports that "Black Panther: The Album" scored the biggest second week for a soundtrack since 2015's "Fifty ...Keep on reading: Black Panther soundtrack tops Billboard 200 for second week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

For the first time a recording artist had both the best-selling album and single of the year around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT

  I am mighty proud of my all-time fave band, True Faith (TF). The American alternative rock band MGMT recently tapped TF for a collaboration. MGMT's 2007 debut album, "Oracular Spectacular," produced the hits, "Kids," "Electric Feel" and "Time to Pretend." According to Royce Roy (a common friend of mine and TF), last November, Fil-Am Mikey Pendon, aka DJ Jester, sent him a message asking if TF would be interested to cover a new song for their coming album. When Royce told TF vocalist Medwin Marfil about it, the latter couldn't believe that MGMT wanted the group since it is an alternative rock band, while TF performs mostly pop songs and ballads. Last month, direc...Keep on reading: True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

WATCH | Valentine Special: A soldier finds romance sweeter the second time around

Love blooms in the unlikeliest of places. For Corporal Denemar Albani, 27, and Private Christine Porcadilla, 26, it was the battlefield in Mindanao. The two met when Christine was still a student in 2014. She had joined the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) at her hometown in Sultan Kudarat to support her studies and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

At 37, Fil-Am boxer Brian Viloria eyeing fifth world title

In 2005, Filipino-American boxer Brian ‘The Hawaiian Punch’ Viloria captured his first world championship, knocking out Eric Ortiz in the first round to become the new WBC Light Flyweight world champion. Now, thirteen years later, Viloria is hunting for his fifth world championship, and at 37 years old, Viloria is still as explosive as ever. “I've had a kid so I thought it’d be opposite.” Viloria told ABS-CBN’s Steve Angeles. “It’s all about taking care of yourself, whether you’re fighting or not fighting. I always tell people boxing is a lifestyle, just staying in shape.” Following his 2015 loss to then-pound for pound king Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzales for the WBC Flyweight world title, Viloria revealed that he thought long and hard about his future. After sitting out 2016, Viloria made his return to action in 2017, stringing together a couple of victories that has earned him a shot at the vacant VBA Flyweight world title. Viloria has relatively flown under the radar in the past few years, but a look at this record will show that the Waipahu native has won six of his last seven fights. “I feel like this is my first world title fight. There’s a lot to prove, a lot of people tell me ‘You’re getting old blah blah blah, do you still have what it takes?’” said Viloria. “A lot of those questions come up to me, but for me I have to prove it in February 24th, and for me that’s what’s motivating me. I think I’m still capable of competing at the top level.” On February 24th, Viloria goes toe to toe with Ukraine’s Artem Dalakian, an unbeaten opponent who’s seven years Viloria’s junior. And while Dalakian may have the edge on youth, experience will definitely be on the side of Viloria. This will be Dalakian’s first chance at a world championship and his first fight outside of Ukraine. Still, Viloria believes that Dalakian will be coming in hungry and ready. “I know how he feels. I still know the feeling of fighting for my first world title and you get up for that and knowing your against a guy that’s proven himself in the division.” “Kids get up for that. They come up with their A-game for that.” Viloria added. Nearly seventeen years after his professional debut, Viloria finds himself still fighting at the highest level of the sport with a fifth world title in his sights. It isn’t lost on him however, that he could be on the tail-end of his career. “I wish I could do it forever but I can see the bridge coming up and right now, I’ll take it from fight to fight.” But for now, the focus is on the WBA Flyweight crown. “Right now I feel great but we have to see. We’ll wait when that time comes and we’ll make a decision.” Viloria says.   Viloria and Dalakian battle for the vacant WBA Flyweight world championship at the Superfly 2 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on February 24th. Also fighting on the same card is reigning and defending IBF Flyweight world champion Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes.   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

‘Deadpool,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Tolkien’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ are coming your way (Conclusion)

(Conclusion) LOS ANGELES---A young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) meeting Chewbacca for the first time. The largest cast ever assembled for a Marvel movie---about 40 superheroes in an Infinity War battle scene, for example. Meryl Streep in both "Mary Poppins" and "Mamma Mia!" sequels. These and more are what await you in your movie houses this year. In this part 2, I bring you more of the eagerly anticipated films of 2018.The capsule descriptions of these movies were provided by the studios or taken from IMDb. "Mission: Impossible --Fallout" The sixth installment of this franchise finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames), along with ...Keep on reading: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Tolkien’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ are coming your way (Conclusion).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Cynthia Alexander turns Music Museum stage into a homey den

For her homecoming gig, singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander---who's been living in the United States for the past five years---turned the Music Museum stage into her private den with lots of lampshades, tables and knickknacks. She also surrounded herself with musicians who have played with her for a long time. The result was one of the most visually appealing, musically uplifting live performances to greet 2018. The new year brings good tidings to Alexander, who has just released a crowd-funded, seven-track new album, "Even Such Is Time," a few songs of which she debuted in public at the Museum gig. Saying that the lyrics to "St. Cecilia" were from an old poem by her mother,...Keep on reading: Cynthia Alexander turns Music Museum stage into a homey den.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Justin Timberlake’s latest single arrives Thursday

Just over a week before his new album release, Justin Timberlake is busy drumming up hype, this time with the pending arrival of a new single featuring US country star Chris Stapleton. In two tweets, Timberlake broke the good news to fans, first with the message "@ChrisStapleton and me. #SaySomething. Tomorrow!" and later with a second post detailing the time it will arrive -- 12pm ET. Both tweets include video clips featuring the two performers, the first lasting just a few seconds and the second a significantly longer snippet that is presumably taken from a music video. While "Say Something" will be the first joint recording from Stapleton and Timberlake, the two have prev...Keep on reading: Justin Timberlake’s latest single arrives Thursday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

‘Even Such Is Time’: A much-awaited album

"Even Such is Time" album cover Music stimulates our thoughts, stirs emotions, and awakens buried memories, sometimes. It reaches far and deep, prying open our deepest secrets, peering into.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018