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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

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 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

Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million - Inquirer Sports

LONDON The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million. In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in exceptional items relating.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News11 hr. 58 min. ago

Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million

LONDON--- The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million. In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in exceptional items relating to the cost of dismissing Mourinho and six members of his coaching staff. Mourinho was fired in December after two and a half years with the team sixth in the Premier League. United hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season. The former United striker has lifted the team back into fourth place, a Champions League qualification spot. United reported record revenue for the second quarter of the financial year of 208.6 million pounds. The club ...Keep on reading: Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

The latest episode of "Survivor: NBA" was quite a cliffhanger. All kinds of intrigue. A hefty dose of griping. Some thoroughly unexpected plot twists. Now that's a reality show worth watching. "They always catch me by surprise," said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, whose team had a major role in the plotline. "There's so much going on all the time." Despite complaints from the likes of Kevin Durant and LeBron James, the league's off-the-court drama leading up to Thursday's trade deadline was a welcome respite from the long, sometimes dreary regular season --- enhancing all the compelling story lines (and there are plenty) while highlighting a system that really works we...Keep on reading: Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

George Michael’s art collection up for auction at Christie’s

LONDON --- George Michael left a rich legacy of music --- and of visual art. The musician's collection of works by some of Britain's most famous contemporary artists is going up for auction in London next month, auctioneer Christie's announced Friday. The sale includes pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain's creative scene in the 1980s and 90s. Cristian Albu, co-head of postwar and contemporary art at Christie's, said the collection is "a portrait of Britain in the 1990s." He said Michael wanted "to celebrate a time in which new life was breathed into London," and be...Keep on reading: George Michael’s art collection up for auction at Christie’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

George Michael s art collection to go under the hammer

NEW YORK, USA – Pop superstar George Michael 's art collection, featuring works by prominent British artists such as Damien Hirst, is to go on sale in March at Christie's auction house in London. As well as being a chart-topping singer, Michael – real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – was a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Filipino street food stall in London bags £350,000 investment

A London-based Filipino street food operator has secured a £350,000 investment after impressing and winning the admiration of a panel of investors in a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reality show......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Filipino food-inspired business won P21 M investment in UK reality show

Wow! 👏 A London-based Filipino and his Irish partner, operators of street food BBQ Dreamz, bagged a staggering €350,000 (approximately P21 million) investment in a popular reality show on emerging food businesses aired over BBC Two in the United Kingdom early this month. Filipino food-inspired business won P21 M investment in UK reality show A… link: Filipino food-inspired business won P21 M investment in UK reality show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

DOT-6 graces MID Kahirup Ball

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) Region VI Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas attended the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2019 Kahirup Ball-Designers Gala Charity Runway Show at Molo Mansion on January 12, 2019. “Department of Tourism Region VI strongly supports this kind of event. Through this, local designers and their works that depicts the rich culture of Western […] The post DOT-6 graces MID Kahirup Ball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Travel around the world with ‘Cities of the World’

Pop Life TV is starting 2019 with a gift to its audience as it launches "Cities of the World." A never-been-aired show in the Philippines, this fun and new program promises to bring its audience around the world, in cities both great and small. Viewers will definitely be tourists right in the comfort of their own homes while getting to know historic origins, fun facts and the best tourist spots in some of the world's most famous cities. The 13-episode program features the majestic places of Rome, London, Sydney, New York, and even more exotic destinations like Istanbul. The show aims to lead people to discover the culture, the food, and many other great things about these citie...Keep on reading: Travel around the world with ‘Cities of the World’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Meghan Markle to help vulnerable British women ‘reach for the stars’

LONDON – A British charity transforming the lives of some of the country’s most vulnerable women said on Thursday Meghan Markle would help them “reach for the stars” as it announced she had become a patron. Smart Works, which provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to long-term unemployed women, described Markle as a […] The post Meghan Markle to help vulnerable British women ‘reach for the stars’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Stalking ‘You’

Netflix's new drama "You" is a love story for the modern, obsessed romantic---if you are a modern, obsessed romantic stalker. Boasting 10 episodes, "You" is based on the novel of the same title by Caroline Kepnes. The show was developed by Greg Berlanti, better known for developing the CW's Arrowverse shows and the Archie-centric drama "Riverdale." It is as much a fable of contemporary romance as it is an ode to New York. It's a series based on a book that's connected to many other books. Joe Goldberg works at the antiquarian bookstore Mooney's and is, well, motivated and rather talented in a surprising set of things, most likely having learned them by reading the books around him...Keep on reading: Stalking ‘You’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

LONDON --- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is taking an increasingly visible role in the British royal family as she becomes the patron of four organizations including the prestigious National Theatre. Kensington Palace said Thursday that Meghan will take over two roles as patron that have for decades been held by Queen Elizabeth II and is taking two other roles as well. The palace says the queen "has passed on" the role of patron of the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In addition, Meghan will become patron of two additional charities: Smart Works, which helps vulnerable women find the skills needed to work, and Mayhew, a grassroots organiza...Keep on reading: Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Experience Cocina Marikit

At the five-star hotel Mondrian London, Filipina chef Jill Mendoza works for French head pastry chef Maxime Osmont......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Filipina wins Salmagundi Club’s Artists’ Choice Award

NEW YORK -- D. Eleinne Basais the first Filipino American to win the Artists' Choice Award at the American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club recently.   Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club (the word "Salmagundi," which means a meat salad dish, is believed to be of French origin) has a membership of about 850 artists and art lovers. It is located at 47 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village and registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. The American Masters Show was started 10 years ago, and is an annual exhibition of the works of nationally recognized artists who are invited to exhibit their work in New York City for fundraising and exposure to local artists ...Keep on reading: Filipina wins Salmagundi Club’s Artists’ Choice Award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?

Noel Ferrer was supposed to be born Dec. 25, but Christmas came two weeks early for his parents. They kept the name anyway, which might explain Ferrer's special affinity for the holiday season.   The veteran producer and talent manager, who hosts the teleradyo show, "Level Up," on Radyo Inquirer, among other things, draws his inspiration from a poem by Howard Thurman, "The Work of Christmas":   "When the song of the angels is stilled/ When the star in the sky is gone/ When the kings and princes are home/ When the shepherds are back with their flock/ The work of Christmas begins..."   Ferrer takes the work to mean "to find the lost, to heal the broken,...Keep on reading: Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Filipino artists show their works on NY’s Fifth Avenue

    NEW YORK -- Every budding artist dreams of artistic exposure in the financial capital of the world, New York City. Amid the bustling city that bred famous artists, located right next to landmark Rockefeller Center is no less than the Philippine Center on 556 Fifth Avenue corner 46thStreet.   This time of the year it is adorned by our famous parol, with giant TV monitors showing various sceneries in the Philippines for 24-hours. The window display alone attracts thousands of tourists that pass by on Fifth Avenue, going to Saks Fifth holiday display and St. Patrick's Cathedral.   Acquired during the Marcos regime in 1974, this prime piece of Ma...Keep on reading: Filipino artists show their works on NY’s Fifth Avenue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

5 things we learned from the Premier League

LONDON, UK – Tottenham ended Chelsea's unbeaten run with a stylish display, while champions Manchester City crushed West Ham to maintain their lead at the top. Liverpool's late show saw off Watford, but Manchester United stumbled in a stalemate with Crystal Palace. Here are 5 things we learned from the Premier League ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago — also at age 21. "Oh my God," said Zverev, who also became the first German winner since 1995. "I've won one (year-end title). He's won five. He's won, I don't know what, 148 titles more than me. Let's not go there for now. I hope I can do great ... but just chill out a little bit." Top-ranked Djokovic was attempting to tie Roger Federer's record of six titles but followed the same path as the Swiss great, who lost to Zverev in the semifinals at the O2 Arena. Djokovic's serve hadn't been broken all tournament until the final. Zverev did it once in the first set and three times in the second, completing the victory with a spectacular backhand winner up the line. "There's a lot of similarities in terms of trajectory ... in our careers," said Djokovic, who ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by winning Wimbledon this year, before going on to claim his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open. "Hopefully he (Zverev) can surpass me." Both players began the match in the same form that had seen them earn straight-sets semifinal victories a day earlier, with few points going against the server. It was Djokovic, who had lost just two of his previous 37 matches and defeated Zverev in the round robin, who began to feel the pressure as consecutive forehand errors gave up his first break of the tournament for 5-4. Fans gave Zverev a huge ovation as he stepped up to serve for the set, and it appeared to inspire him. Three straight aces brought up three set points, the second of which he took when Djokovic sent another forehand long. "I was making way too many unforced errors," Djokovic said. "From 4-4 in the first set, my game really fell apart." Zverev even began to win the longer rallies, an area of the game that Djokovic usually dominates. A 26-shot duel brought up another break point in the opening game of the second set and, although Djokovic saved it, Zverev won another lengthy exchange moments later with a forehand winner to go 1-0 up. With the biggest win of his career in sight, Zverev began to show some nerves. Although he is the only active male player outside of the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to possess three or more Masters titles, the young German has only reached one Grand Slam quarterfinal. Two double faults and two backhand errors gifted Djokovic an immediate break back, but Zverev quickly refocused to win a 28-shot rally on his way to breaking in the following game. "I lost my serve once against him today," Zverev said. "I think this is a pretty good stat, especially as he's the best returner we have in the game." From there he remained solid on serve, before ending with a flourish. A backhand winner on the run drifted past the helpless Djokovic and Zverev sunk to the ground in tears. "This trophy means a lot, everything," Zverev said. "You only have so many chances of winning it. You play against the best players only." Djokovic sportingly crossed the net to embrace the player who will now be considered among the favorites in Australia in two months' time to end the Serb's run of two consecutive Grand Slam victories. "I've had most success in my career in Australia," said Djokovic, who has won six times in Melbourne. "Hopefully I can keep that going." Earlier, American pair Mike Bryan and Jack Sock saved a match point in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 5-7, 6-1, 13-11 for their first ATP Finals doubles title together. Having failed to take advantage of five championship points during the first-to-10 match tiebreaker, Bryan and Sock then had to save one against their French opponents before finally closing out victory. "It was a hell of a match," Bryan said. The 40-year-old Bryan has now won the tournament five times. He won four times with his usual partner — and brother — Bob, who has been out with an injured hip since May. Sock and Bryan have dominated since teaming up, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open before finishing their season in style in London. "It's been a hell of a ride," Bryan said. "This could be our last hoorah because Bob's training back in Florida.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018