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Banksy’s lesser-known works on show in London

Street artist Banksy is known around the world for his simple graffiti stencils, often with a sharp political point, but a new London exhibition is an opportunity to discover his wider talents. The mysterious British artist from Bristol, southwest England, made his name with clandestine street murals but has also produced a treasure trove of other kinds of images as the value of his work soared. "You've got quite a few different styles here, you've got everything from the stencils to the paintings to the crude oils," said Steve Lazarides, co-founder of the Lazinc gallery where the show opens on Thursday. It includes classics such as "Girl with Balloon", a black and white ima...Keep on reading: Banksy’s lesser-known works on show in London.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 12th, 2018

Banksy shocks art world by shredding $1.4 million work at auction

LONDON, United Kingdom – British street artist Banksy has stunned the art world with arguably his most audacious prank yet, self-destructing one of his best-known works moments after it fetched more than a million pounds at auction in London. "Girl with Balloon" had just sold at Sotheby's Friday for £1,042,000 ($1.4 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

NO SHOW: PECO snubs smooth transition meeting, says it will not sell assets

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo and Francis Allan L. Angelo THE power franchise tug-of-war in Iloilo City is not yet over. Panay Electric Co. (PECO) did not show up at the meeting of a technical working group (TWG) that will handle the transition works between PECO and MORE Electric and Power Co. which is poised to take […] The post NO SHOW: PECO snubs smooth transition meeting, says it will not sell assets appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

A Breaking Bad movie is in the works

MANILA, Philippines – Breaking Bad fans, we're here to break some good news. The highly-acclaimed, award-winning hit show from the AMC network has been resurrected after 5 years, now as a full-length Breaking Bad feature film.  Years after ending its fifth and final season in 2013, show creator Vince ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Talking with Ken Hakuta, nephew of Nam June Paik and executor of the artist’s estate

Ken Hakuta talks about Nam June Paik, his “crazy uncle” who is acknowledged as the founder of video art. Leon Gallery International, in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery, is exhibiting 24 works by Paik (1932-2006) in a show titled “Nam June Paik in Manila.” The exhibition features pieces made by Paik between 1983 and 2005, including […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Mahrez nets Man City winner, pays tribute to Leicester owner

LONDON (AP) — Riyad Mahrez paid tribute to the Leicester owner killed in a helicopter crash after scoring Manchester City's goal in a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the English Premier League on Monday. The winger celebrated his sixth-minute strike at Wembley Stadium by pointing both of his arms skyward in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester's stadium after a match on Saturday. Mahrez played for Leicester from 2014 until moving to City this summer, and was a star of its 2016 Premier League-winning team bankrolled by Vichai. "The boss was very special to me," Mahrez said. "He was such a good person. I was very, very sad — that's why when I scored, I put my hands up for him. "It was heartbreaking and shocking to have this news, and of course with the other people who died with him. It's a difficult situation." Mahrez said it had been "difficult to sleep" since the tragedy that has sparked an outpouring of grief in English soccer and beyond, but added that he always wanted to play in Monday's match. "I know he would have wanted me to play," Mahrez said of Vichai. "He was very passionate about football." City returned to the top of the standings, on goal difference from Liverpool, after an eighth win in 10 games, and remained unbeaten in its title defense. Not only did the champions have to overcome a Tottenham side that had made its best nine-game start to a Premier League, they did so on a field damaged and discolored by an NFL game on Sunday. Coming a day after a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Wembley field had a faded NFL crest in the center circle, yardage markings all over, and an uneven surface. Both flanks were heavily discolored. That hardly made for great PR for the most marketed soccer league in the world, and it probably didn't help the quality on show between two of the Premier League's top clubs, who both play an attractive passing game. City manager Pep Guardiola said the state of the pitch made the game "so complicated." "It's a question for the Premier League and for Tottenham," Guardiola said, when asked if the standard of the playing surface was "unacceptable." "We were invited to come here for the fixture. But hopefully they can solve that problem." Mahrez swept in the only goal after an impressive run from Raheem Sterling, who pounced on a defensive mistake from Kieran Trippier to latch onto the loose ball and then go round the Tottenham defender before reaching the byline. Sterling's low cross was met with a first-time finish from Mahrez from close range. The Algeria international also had a shot tipped onto the post by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the first half, while Harry Kane passed up Tottenham's best chance when he overran the ball in a one-on-one with City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes and was tackled. Erik Lamela squandered a great chance for an equalizer in the 80th minute, blazing a shot over the crossbar with just Ederson to beat. He won't have been helped by the ball bouncing up off the bobbly surface before he took his shot. City has conceded only three goals in the league, and has already played Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham away from home — taking seven points from a possible nine in those games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Leicester owner s helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner — Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha —crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night. The central England team said it was assisting authorities with "a major incident" at the stadium, after eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter plummet to the ground soon after takeoff, about an hour after Leicester's match against West Ham. While there was no official statement immediately forthcoming about who was on board, or their condition, the BBC reported a source close to the Srivaddhanaprabha family as saying the club's 60-year-old chairman was on the helicopter. Some seven hours after the crash, police had still made no public statements about casualties. However, in the early hours of Sunday, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie tweeted that the accident was "clearly serious and tragic", adding "please don't speculate on cause or who may be involved. Think of families, friends, responders, and (Leicester City) and their fans." Leicester Police said in a statement that its Air Accident Investigation Branch was working alongside the emergency services and the club to "establish the exact circumstances of the collision." Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Leicester players and staff, including Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, former Leicester and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, and distressed club supporters were seen in tears as the helicopter fire raged. The paper said it took more than 20 minutes for the flames to be extinguished before emergency services were able to survey the wreckage. Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns Thai duty-free retail giant King Power and is said by Forbes to be the fifth-richest person in Thailand, bought Leicester in 2010 and provided the funds that helped the team improbably win the Premier League at odds of 5,000-1 in 2016. In a scene regularly seen after matches, Vichai's aircraft arrived in the King Power Stadium after Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Ham before taking off from the center circle. The helicopter usually takes Srivaddhanaprabha back to his English base, in Berkshire, outside London. Photographer Ryan Brown reported hearing the engine stopping after the helicopter cleared the stadium. "I turned round and it made a bit of a whirring noise, like a grinding noise," Brown told the BBC. "The helicopter just went silent, I turned round and it was just spinning, out of control. And then there was a big bang and then (a) big fireball." British broadcaster BT Sport was presenting its post-game show in the stadium when the helicopter took off. "It suddenly got very serious," BT presenter Jake Humphrey announced later on air. "The helicopter has crashed. It has crashed in the club carpark ... we heard a commotion." The local ambulance service said it received reports of a helicopter crash at 8:38 p.m. local time and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. "The first resource (arrived) within two minutes of the call," the ambulance service said. An indication of concerns within the Leicester squad came on social media. The emoji of praying hands was tweeted by several players, including striker Jamie Vardy, whose goals helped the 134-year-old team win the English title for the first time in 2016. The competition's organizers tweeted: "Thoughts from all at the Premier League are with everyone affected by tonight's incident.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

PBA: Almazan will have to regain spot with ROS says Garcia: 'Magkahiyaan naman tayo'

The Raymond Almazan saga could be nearing its conclusion. Almazan, Rain or Shine's top center, was still a no show Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome as the Elasto Painters won back-to-back games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Northport by 22 points. It's been weeks since Almazan went AWOL for Rain or Shine and contact with him has been limited and spotty at best. But with ROS picking up a 120-98 decision over the Batang Pier, pushing the Elasto Painters' record to 2-2 without Almazan and 2-4 for the conference, some light has been shed on the big man's mysterious disappearance. For one, it appears that Almazan is set to finally sit down with team management to sort this one out. "Wala pa ako nababalitaan," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "Actually with Raymond, I think they're having a meeting on Saturday. I haven't talked to him, I think management will talk to him on Saturday," he added. With rumors flying around that Garcia is part of the reason why Almazan decided to go AWOL, the Rain or Shine mentor simply brushed it off. Garcia defended himself, saying that he's only doing his job as head coach and would like to keep things professional overall. "Actually for me, nagulat nga ako dun na ako tinuro eh. At the end of the day I'm just doing my job. There was just a time that I told him... kasi madalas siya mag-absent at ma-late, we're losing and we needed him to come in and work. I didn't know that that's gonna cause this because lahat naman tanggap nila everybody comes in early and works and it's working right now," Garcia said. "If that's the reason why, it's my job to discipline the players. Samin nga wala nga kaming fine eh, so wag naman nila i-ano, sobra sobra naman na alam mo na. Basically we're just trying to be professionals," he added. With Rain or Shine chasing a playoff spot in the Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters could certainly use the boost that Almazan is set to give once he returns to the team. However, Almazan's actual return will not be as simple as him showing up and being fielded for the rest of Rain or Shine's games this season. "Just be professional, yun lagi kong iniisip. If he shows up in practice and wants to play, then he has to work for it. Basically yun sinasabi ko sa mga players, magkahiyaan naman tayo," Garcia said. "You see players come in and really work hard that I don't even give chances to play. Pero sabi ko nga sa kanila, they should set good examples, especially the veterans. Hopefully, if ever mapa-isip siya maglaro, I hope he comes ready to play as a professional," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

After Night Manager hit, John Le Carre’s Little Drummer Girl heads to television

LONDON — John le Carre fans will see a new adaptation of one of his spy novels when The Little Drummer Girl hits TV screens this month but the British author said there was huge pressure in making the series after the success of hit show The Night Manager. The post After Night Manager hit, John Le Carre’s Little Drummer Girl heads to television appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

‘Apex’ of Orlina’s art of geometry and light on show

Celebrated glass master Ramon Orlina is at the peak of his form in "Apex," an exhibit of his more recent works in glass cutlets and crystal blocks at the Galerie Raphael in the 10th edition of ManilArt Fair on Oct. 17-21, at SMX in SM Aura, Taguig City. Seventeen geometric lucent masterpieces will be on sale during the pioneering and oldest art fair in the country. "Deep into My Soul" is a blue whirl of undulation that mimics the movement of the firmament. Several ripples carved into the glass presumably represent the mysterious regions of one's ephemeral emotions. "Naesa" shows a curvature of an impending wave. The interplay of loops and arcs are quite apt as visual correla...Keep on reading: ‘Apex’ of Orlina’s art of geometry and light on show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Award-winning ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ musical spreads its wings

NEW YORK --- The stage musical "Dear Evan Hansen" is about a lonely young man desperate to be liked. Mission accomplished, we'd say. In addition to selling out each night on Broadway, the show is launching a 50-city national tour from Denver. The first international production is slated for Toronto next year and another will bow in London. A new song collection and a 390-page novel based on the story are coming out this fall. Never has a misfit been this popular. "Getting this opportunity to spread the story in different mediums and in different ways is really, really thrilling," says Benj Pasek, who wrote the music with Justin Paul. "It is about just getting the story in front...Keep on reading: Award-winning ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ musical spreads its wings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Gov’t sets road show in London

THE PHILIPPINES will hold an investor road show this week in London to drum up interest in infrastructure, energy, and tourism opportunities in the country, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement over the weekend. The post Gov’t sets road show in London appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

La Diva reunion in the works

If schedule and technology permit, singer Maricris Garcia may just get the La Diva reunion she has been yearning for in her upcoming 11th anniversary concert, "Mar1c1s."   La Diva was a vocal trio that was also composed of Maricris' fellow "Pinoy Pop Superstar" alumnae Jona, who's now a talent at ABS-CBN, and Aicelle Santos, who currently portrays Gigi in the new United Kingdom tour of the musical "Miss Saigon." The group officially disbanded in 2015.   "I'm working on it. If Jona's schedule allows it, I will go tell Aicelle that maybe she can just video record herself singing in London. We will tell her which song we'll do and what her parts will be," she told ...Keep on reading: La Diva reunion in the works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home

LONDON (AP) --- Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. The former Spice Girl celebrated the brand she built up with a glamorous catwalk show early Sunday in an elegant gallery next door to her store in London's tony Mayfair district. The collection features some of her signature looks and greatest hits including masculine tailoring, wide leg and slim flare trousers and fluid, minimal backless gowns. After the show, Beckham kissed and hugged her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham, and her children, who sat among the guests and gave them a thumbs up.KM RELATED STORIES: Brig...Keep on reading: London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Life begins at 40 for Lea with US indie film

Singer-actress Lea Salonga broke the news in her Backstory column on Aug. 23, that she is making her big-screen comeback, since 1995's "Sana Maulit Muli," via "Yellow Rose," an indie movie by US director Diane Paragas.   As bonus, she will share the screen with another "Miss Saigon" alumna, Eva Noblezada, in the drama film. (Lea originated the role of Kim in 1989, while Eva reprised the same part in the musical's 2014 revival. They both headlined the show in London before moving to Broadway.) Lea plays the aunt of Eva, an aspiring country singer whose mother (Princess Punzalan) was deported in the film.   "Yellow Rose" is a fitting way to celebrate Lea's 40-kara...Keep on reading: Life begins at 40 for Lea with US indie film.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Han Solo s rare jacket on show for London auction

Han Solo's jacket from 'The Empire Strikes Back' and Indiana Jones' signature hat top off some dazzling movie memorabilia that went on display in London on Thursday before being.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour

New Order will play only one United Kingdom show in 2018 before heading across the Atlantic to tour Latin America. The post-punk synth-pop group will play London's Alexandra Palace on Nov. 9. The British band, whose members originally came together as cult favorites Joy Division, is nearing its 40th anniversary. In 2015, the three remaining original members were joined by new bassist Tom Chapman and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cunningham for "Music Complete". The band will play the Music Tastes Good Festival on Sept. 29 in California, before embarking on a fall tour of Latin America, including shows in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The U.K. show was announced by ...Keep on reading: New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

LONDON --- Don't judge by appearances. It's an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones can unlock their phones with face ID. Whole Foods and other retailers are testing facial recognition as a way of eliminating check-out tills in stores. Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity --- but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect. "Face Values," the U.S. entry at the multinational London Design Biennale, expl...Keep on reading: London show explores hidden world of facial recognition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Four PH films go to the UK

Four Filipino films are headed to the United Kingdom this month.   Shireen Seno's "Nervous Translation" will have its UK premiere at the esteemed Tate Modern in London. The Cinema One movie will serve as the opening film of the art gallery's Fall 2018 Artists' Cinema program on Sept. 19.   Its website points out that Tate Modern's "cinema program is a stage for unique encounters with artists' films in all their forms." The Artists' Cinema program is "a monthly series that presents previews, premieres or unique presentations of works by emerging and established artists, followed by a discussion with the curators."   The Tate's site hails the internatio...Keep on reading: Four PH films go to the UK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Prince Harry as King George III made our ‘Hamilton’ dreams come true

Thank you to the cast and crew @HamiltonWestEnd for an incredible show The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a special gala performance of @HamiltonMusical to raise awareness and funds for @Sentebale, founded by The Duke with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006. Sentebale's programmes of education and care provide the tools and knowledge for young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana to live long, happy, healthy lives. A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on Aug 29, 2018 at 4:59pm PDT Prince Harry surprised theatergoers at the Victoria Palace Theater in London with his singing chops. Who would've thought? The Duke of Sussex attended th...Keep on reading: Prince Harry as King George III made our ‘Hamilton’ dreams come true.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

LONDON, United Kingdom --- What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network. Check Point, a cybersecurity firm in Israel, said Sunday that their research discovered security flaws in tens of millions of fax machines. The hack works by sending an image file through the phone line --- or a file that the fax machine thinks is an image file --- and that is coded to contain malicious software. When a company receives the photo, the image is decoded and uploaded into the fax-printer's memory, allowing the hackers to take over the device and spreading the malicious co...Keep on reading: Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018