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Ed Sheeran tops Spotify s 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams

NEW YORK  — The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarDec 6th, 2017

Ed Sheeran tops Spotify’s 2017 music charts

MUSIC STREAMING service Spotify has named 2017 as the year of Ed Sheeran (real name: Edward Christopher Sheeran) as the English crooner dominated its global charts with his most recent album, Divide, garnering 3.1 billion streams worldwide, and his single “Shape of You” becoming the “most streamed Spotify track of all time” with over 1.4 […] The post Ed Sheeran tops Spotify’s 2017 music charts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

David Guetta coming to Manila for Unity Tour 2017

David Guetta is the first DJ in history to reach a staggering 2 billion streams on Spotify, he has sold more than 44 million singles and 8 million albums......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Awesome Christmas gift ideas for the Pinoy sports fan in your life

Christmas season is here, and along with the cold weather comes the bevy of various NBA games and sporting events that makes any Pinoy sports fan feel the Holidays even more. What better way to make the sports fan in your life happy this Yuletide season than to give them some awesome athletics gear? In this list, we try and offer some great gift ideas for your special someone who happens to be a sports fan.  From your loved one, to your family, friends, and even your inaanak, we've got you covered. Official NBA Apparel No professional sports league celebrates the holiday season better than the NBA.  From its special uniforms, to its yearly tradition of cheery commercials, and its epic slate of Christmas day games, the Association certainly knows how to tickle each and everyone’s holiday soft spot. For the NBA fan in your life, there are lots of choices in officially licensed apparel. Nothing else comes close than wearing your favorite player or team’s threads. Official jerseys and shirts that have licensed logos and designs? This is a classic gift, a no-brainer. NBA Tops  Stephen Curry Nike Statement name and number tee (P1,395) NBA Shorts Cleveland Cavaliers Nike Swingman Shorts (P2,975)   NBA for Youth Los Angeles Lakers Toddler Logo Tee (P1,295)   NBA Caps Golden State WarriorsTwo-tone Wordmark Strapback (P1,790)   Sneakers Nike KD Trey5 V (P4,795) Fresh set of kicks Imagine going to your family Christmas trip with new sneakers on. That’s just the best feeling for any sports fan, and you can help them by trying out any of these fresh kicks. adidas Harden Vol. “1 Driveway” (P8,500) Inspired by Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and his early basketball days, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 1 Driveway. Taking design cues from Harden’s LA home, the latest edition features a cream upper with contrasting Primeknit threads and suede toe shroud.     The Driveway colorway is now available in select adidas retailers and shop.adidas.com.ph. adidas EQT Cushion ADV(P7,500) An evolution of the original EQT Cushion 91 model, the EQT Cushion ADV shoe design features a fluid Primeknit upper with welded synthetic overlays and structural nubuck quarter panels, accented by webbing tape 3-stripes marks, and reflective accents The EQT Cushion ADV will be available in select adidas stores and shop.adidas.com.ph starting 7th December 2017.  adidas Ultraboost ATR (P9,995) Got a runner in the family? Help them shatter their excuses with the latest additions to the UltraBOOST family. The adidas Ultraboost ATR is designed to empower runners and encourage them to embrace any condition whether rain, hail, darkness or cold.  It has features that can help withstand even the most unpredictable weather. The new UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain are now available in adidas.com.ph/UltraBOOST and leading adidas stores and retailers.  Merrell Chameleon 7 Stretch in Boulder (Php 5,995.00) The Merrell Chameleon 7 collection is inspired by the adaptable animal itself, and it recently got an upgrade. This core style and fan favorite features an iconic look, style, durability and function. Check out the Chameleon 7 collection in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores nationwide and online at merrell.com.ph.   Ultraboost laceless (P10,000) adidas has broken down barriers by working closely with athletes to test and re-work its renowned PrimeKnit upper to create a compression fit which supports and guarantees peak performance from the wearer without the need for laces.  The UltraBOOST Laceless hit stores on 6th December 2017, and retails in shop.adidas.com.ph and leading adidas stores and retailers.   Sports Tech Fitness has become a common interest and lifestyle among many Filipinos as different types of workouts become more accessible and convenient.  These advanced peripherals from Samsung would make anyone drool. Whether your loved one is a fitness nut, or a tech geek, they’ll certainly appreciate the features of each gadget that’s packed into such a luxurious piece of technology. Gear Icon X (P8,490) Listening to music to get that extra pump during your workout is made easier with the Gear IconX.  No more running with your phone in hand and tangled cord because while the Gear IconX are wireless Bluetooth earphones, you can also load them up with your favorite workout playlists. It also boasts up to 7 hours of battery life.   Samsung Gear Sport (P14,990) This device can do everything from tracking your exercise and calorie intake down to replying to notifications and playing music. This smartwatch is packed with functionalities yet comfortable to wear.   Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro (P8,990) Featuring a minimalist, no-nonsense aesthetic, the Gear Fit 2 Pro offers flawless functionality and seamless integration with your smartphone. You have the option to custom design exercises and goals, and let the software do all the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking your progress.  You can get your own Samsung Gear device starting November 17, 2017 in Samsung Experience Stores, partner retailers, Lazada, and Abenson.com.      A piece of history Adidas Telstar 18 (P6,500) Telstar 18, the official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ game ball is the perfect gift for the dedicated football fan.  It pays homage to the first ever adidas World Cup ball, the 1970 Telstar. It’s a reinvention of the classic with a brand new panel design and the latest in ball technology and it will be used by the world’s best players as they seek to claim the biggest prize in football next summer. The Telstar now available at select adidas retail stores and the adidas online shop at shop.adidas.com.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Kiddie song tops YouTube videos for 2017

A BABY SHARK video by Pinkfong, a Korean brand creating content for children, took the top spot in YouTube’s list of top trending videos in the Philippines for 2017, with local shows and song and dance performances dominating the rest of the list. The top 10 trending videos in the Philippines are: • Original “Baby […] The post Kiddie song tops YouTube videos for 2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

New York tops list of most Instagrammed cities of 2017

New York, with its inimitable urban streetscapes, neon lights, iconic landmarks and beautiful, diverse locals has proven to be the world's most photogenic city, topping Instagram's 2017 list of most Instagrammed city of the year. Instagram has become one of the world's most powerful and influential social media apps, counting 800 million users around the world. The photo-sharing site's annual Year in Review report captures the zeitgeist of the year, from the top Instagram hashtags, most-liked posts and most-followed celebrities. Interestingly, this year's results for the most Instagrammed cities remain largely unchanged from 2016 with the exception of a little shuffling in t...Keep on reading: New York tops list of most Instagrammed cities of 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

  NEW YORK --- The sales of Taylor Swift's fresh album has hit a new record as it sold more traditional albums than any other release this 2017.   Billboard reported that the album, "reputation," sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its release last November 10.   Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's "Divide" was the year's best-selling album, with 919,000 units sold. Kendrick Lamar's "Damn" has sold 842,000 units.   Since Billboard changed how it views albums sales --- incorporating single track sales (10 song sales = 1 album sale) and streaming (1,500 streams = 1 album sale) --- Sheeran's album has sold 2.3 million ...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Sy, Zobel families among Asia’s richest

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor THE family of Henry Sy, Sr., the Philippines’ richest man, jumped to ninth place in the Forbes 2017 list of Asia’s Richest Families, the publication’s annual ranking of dynasties in the region that is once again dominated by India. With a net worth of $20.1 billion, the wealth created by […] The post Sy, Zobel families among Asia’s richest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Michael Jackson tops list of highest-paid dead celebrities

MANILA, Philippines — Michael Jackson is not only the king of pop but also the king of the dead stars as he topped the 2017 Forbes list of highest-earning ce.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses in 2017

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Pokus: Free tuition policy & high hopes

The 2017 Free Tuition Fee Policy is being implemented this A.Y. 2017 - 2018 with an allocated fund of P8.3 billion, to be divided among the 114 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the country. The said policy prioritizes students enrolled in SUCs who can not pay for their tuition fee based on their socio-economic status. Benguet State University, Kalinga State University, and University of the Philippines Baguio are some of the SUCs in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that made it to the list......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2017

Shawn Mendes Tops Spotify Philippines’ 25 Under 25 List

Shawn Mendes Tops Spotify Philippines’ 25 Under 25 List.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

ARMM’s P12-billion budget hike questioned

A P12-billion increase in the proposed 2017 budget for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been questioned by Rep. Shernee Tan of Kusug Tausug party-list group. The autonomous region is asking for a P41-billion budget for next year, from P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

BSP lowers 2017 BoP gap

The Bangko Sentral policy-making Monetary Board (MB) has revised down the expected deficit in the country’s balance of payment (BOP) position for 2017 to USD1.4 billion from USD500 million last June. In a briefing, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said higher importation by the Philippines was the main factor for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News12 hr. 55 min. ago

Old School Power Rankings 2017-18: Weeks 7 and 8

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com Less negativity, a wiser perspective, fewer headaches and inclusion in the OSPR club. Those are just a few benefits of getting older. On Dec. 8, the club added an eight-time All-Star who has been putting up stellar numbers in the Queen City -- arguably his best stats since the 2013-14 season. Meanwhile, the King maintains a firm grip over his kingdom while a hoodie in OKC continues a free fall. Notes: - Season statistics are through games of Nov. 2 (Nov. 3, PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during the regular season can be added to the rankings. 1. LeBron James (32), Cleveland Cavaliers Previous rank: 1 Last weeks' stats: 7 games, 28.3 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 11.0 apg Season stats: 28.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 9.1 apg Another two-week stint, another three games with 30 or more points. Wait. We said that last time. Well, it rings true yet again. In fact, James' lowest scoring output was 23 points. He also ripped off three straight games of 12 or more assists, including tying a career high with 17 in Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) victory over the Hawks. There's no slowing the King. 2. LaMarcus Aldridge (32), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Last weeks' stats: 6 games, 21.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.7 apg Season stats: 22.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.1 apg Aldridge has gone for 20 or more points in three consecutive games and six of his last eight. In fact, his 22.7 points this season is his highest mark since 2014-15 when he averaged 23.4 with the Trail Blazers. It will be interesting to see the effect Kawhi Leonard's return will have on Aldridge's offensive stats. 3. Marc Gasol (32), Memphis Grizzlies Previous rank: 3 Last weeks' stats: 8 games, 19.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.5 apg Season stats: 18.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.0 apg It was a consistent and yet unspectacular (for the most part) two-week stint for Gasol, who went for 15 or more points in all eight games but only broke 25 in one game (27 last Saturday against the Cavaliers). We've also taken notice of the slip in shooting, eclipsing 50 percent from the field in just one of his last 14 games. 4. Chris Paul (32), Houston Rockets Previous rank: 6 Last weeks' stats: 5 games, 23.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 8.6 apg Season stats: 16.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 9.6 apg Paul has found his groove, shooting 51.9 from the field, 44.1 from beyond the arc, 2.4 steals and 20 or more points in three straight. He's also managed to go over 10 assists in five of the last nine -- a big reason the Rockets have won a season-high 11 straight. On top of that, Paul is hitting three-pointers at a career-best 41.8.   5. Dwight Howard (32), Charlotte Hornets Previous rank: NA Last weeks' stats: 4 games, 23.8 ppg, 14.3 rpg, 1.0 apg Season stats: 16.4 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 1.2 apg Welcome to the club, big fella. Since Howard turned 32 on Dec. 8, he only has four games under his belt. But those four were certainly good enough for inclusion, going for 20 or more points and at least two blocks in all four. Also, in two of those games, Howard grabbed 18 or more rebounds while shooting better than 60 percent. 6. Zach Randolph (36), Sacramento Kings Previous rank: 8 Last weeks' stats: 7 games, 21.6 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.9 apg Season stats: 15.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg It was a blast from the past last Friday (last Saturday, PHL time), as Randolph turned in one of his typical Z-Bo type games from years ago (35 points and 13 rebounds). Randolph, who has shot better than 50 percent in seven of the last eight games, is shooting 51.2 -- his highest mark since '02-03 (51.3). And with 21 3s, he's on pace to shatter his career high of 25. 7. J.J. Redick (33), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 10 Last weeks' stats: 6 games, 21.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.2 apg Season stats: 17.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.5 apg Redick, who will most likely be a bit of a roller-coaster ride all season, is in the midst of his best scoring spree, notching at least 15 points in seven straight while going for 25 or more in three of those games. He's also hit three or more three-pointers in three straight and five of the last seven. This is probably as close as he'll be to being locked in. 8. Taj Gibson (32), Minnesota Timberwolves Previous rank: 5 Last weeks' stats: 7 games, 12.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.4 apg Season stats: 11.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.5 apg Uh oh. Did we jinx Gibson by touting him so much? After stringing together three straight double-doubles, he's managed just two in the last seven games. As has been the case all season, Gibson plays better win the Timberwolves win. In four wins, he averaged 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 58.8 FG%. In three losses, Gibson averaged 10 points, seven rebounds and 38.5 FG%.   9. Carmelo Anthony (33), Oklahoma City Thunder Previous rank: 4 Last weeks' stats: 7 games, 12.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.4 apg Season stats: 17.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.5 apg It's like the popular Paul Simon song goes: "Slip Slidin' Away." That's what's happening with Anthony, who can't seem to snap out of his season-long slump, shooting 34.3 FG%, 24.1 3PT% and 55.6 FT% over the last two weeks. Yes, he did score 21 last Saturday against Memphis, but it took him 20 shots (7-for-20) to get there.   10. Courtney Lee (32), New York Knicks Previous rank: 7 Last weeks' stats: 7 games, 15.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.1 apg Season stats: 13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.8 apg Three good, three bad and one mediocre. That's how we summarize Lee's last seven games. In fact, if not for Thursday's 27-point performance, Lee may have been bumped off the list. After securing nine straight games of 50 percent or better from the field, Lee has bettered that threshold just once in the last four games. Just missed the cut: J.J. Barea, Marcin Gortat, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade Will turn 32 this season: Gerald Green (Jan. 26), Rajon Rondo (Feb. 22), Corey Brewer (March 5), Kyle Lowry (March 25), Marco Belinelli (March 25). The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

BATANGAS, Philippines – The National Police Commission (Napolcom) released on Friday, December 15, a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who had been stripped of their powers over the local police.  Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 was approved last November 29. On the list are: Lucena City, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac

THE METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Board of Directors approved on Dec 15, 2017 the water utility’s P12.349-billion distribution joint venture with MetroPac Water Investments Corp (MWIC), according to MIWD legal counsel Roy Villa. “Now we are working out and preparing the papers and the documents towards issuance of the Notice of Award to MetroPac […] The post MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP

The country will likely post a substantially higher balance of payments (BoP) deficit this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced on Friday. Projections of a greater net outflow in the financial account could lead to an overall BoP deficit of $1.4 billion, officials said in a briefing, much higher than the previous forecast of [...] The post BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the list was approved on November [...] The post 4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

US wants $250-M cut to UN budget

The United States (US) is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations (UN) for 2018-2019, on top of the $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said early this week.   The budget is under negotiations in a General Assembly committee, which is expected to adopt it before the end of December.   Guterres has proposed capping the UN biennial budget at $5.4 billion, shaving off $200 million from the budget for 2016-2017.   Two diplomats told AFP on Tuesday that the US had put forward a proposal for an additional $250 million reduction -- a 5 percent cut that another diplomat said woul...Keep on reading: US wants $250-M cut to UN budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Do you want to complete the Simbang Gabi this year? Well, the first thing to know is the schedule of Masses.  Here's something we hope will help. For Christmas this year, Rappler compiled the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017