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Entrance is free: It’s Int’l Museum Day

EVERY YEAR since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has held International Museum Day on May 18 to highlight the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development. This year’s celebration of International Museum Day particularly focuses on “Hyperconnected museums — New approaches, new publics.” A number of museums in Metro […] The post Entrance is free: It’s Int’l Museum Day appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Entrance is free: It’s Int’l Museum Day

EVERY YEAR since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has held International Museum Day on May 18 to highlight the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development. This year’s celebration of International Museum Day particularly focuses on “Hyperconnected museums — New approaches, new publics.” A number of museums in Metro […] The post Entrance is free: It’s Int’l Museum Day appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Free entrance at Yuchengco Museum on International Museum Day

This is a press release from Yuchengco Museum MANILA, Philippines – Yuchengco Museum will celebrate International Museum Day on Friday, May 18, by offering free admission to all its exhibitions and galleries. Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day every May 18th to highlight the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Miscues push Warriors to brink of elimination

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com HOUSTON — The hefty equipment bag sitting next to the visitor’s locker room entrance after Game 5 of the Western Conference finals never had a chance. Whack! went Draymond Green’s fist against it as he walked by. Well, at least the Warriors hit something as the night grew late. Once again, the defending champions, the team with four All-Stars, the franchise with a pair of former MVPs still in their prime and two of the most efficient machines of this generation went flatter than Texas when it counted. Missed shots, failed stops and poor decisions all piled on their heads. That fourth quarter was mostly a 12-minute mess. It doomed them at the finish, for the second straight game, and now has them on the brink — really! — in the conference finals. The Warriors awaken today with a pair of potential saving graces: Game 6 is in Oakland and Chris Paul is gimpy, and might be done for good. That could be enough to push this series to seven games. Yet nothing is for certain anymore in the Warriors’ world, if only because of the weird and uncharacteristic — for them — developments in the clutch. Simply put, their lack of composure and smarts is the reason they’re in a bind. Imagine: The Rockets don’t score 100 and James Harden missed all 11 of his three-pointers and the Warriors still lose. It was a strange, empty night for the Warriors where nothing made sense for them. Yes, Paul went nuts in the fourth quarter and Houston’s defensive rotations and traps are catching the Warriors — and especially Kevin Durant — by surprise, and yet the Warriors are also doing a good job of stabbing themselves. Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) 98-94 loss was another blown opportunity, another one that got away, and for the first time since The Finals two summers ago the Warriors are staring at elimination. The face of the Warriors in these back-to-back losses belongs to Durant, and it wears the look of a man confused and dumbfounded. He is 1-for-9 shooting over the last two fourth quarters, reduced to a supporting actor, a backup singer, instead of a beast. He’s not the total reason for this, but a strong symptom nonetheless. Could they fall short of The Finals, a place where they were all but destined to go? It’s a reality, obviously, and their margin for error is toothpick-like. But that’s not what coach Steve Kerr’s gut tells him. “I feel great about where we are right now,” he said. “That may sound crazy, but I feel it. I know exactly what I’m seeing out there … we got everything we needed. Just too many turnovers, too many reaches. If we settle down a little bit we’re going to be in really good shape.” Maybe some of Kerr’s mood has something to do with Paul grabbing a hamstring in the final moments, perhaps stripping the Rockets of their best player in this series. Maybe it’s just hard to fathom the Warriors losing four times in a best-of-seven. All that talent and past success can make a man stubborn, almost refusing to ponder the possibility of defeat. Fine, but Kerr and crew must find a way to clean up the bad choices they’ve made with the game on the line, before it becomes habit-forming. Eighteen turnovers isn’t a recipe for winning. “We can learn from it,” said Durant, “and we’ve got another opportunity at home. We’ll be ready to play.” Trailing by a point with 49 seconds left, here’s what the Warriors coughed up: * Quinn Cook missed a three-pointer. The big surprise is that the ball found Cook and he actually took a shot at that stage of the game. * Curry missed a driving layup, and rather than grab the rebound, Green slapped it out toward the perimeter, hoping a teammate would grab it. Trevor Ariza scooped the lose ball instead. * Then: Down three points and seconds left, the play was designed for Curry to spring loose for a three, but Green fumbled a pass that hit him in both hands. Game over. “We were supposed to score,” said Green. “I lost the ball. Nothing more, nothing less.” Before these self-inflicted misadventures, the Warriors were repeatedly punished by Paul, who recovered from an 0-for-7 first half with 18 points in the second half — complete with a payback shimmy aimed at Curry — before pulling up lame with 22 seconds left. Also, Eric Gordon dropped 24 points and went to the line 10 times, thanks to reach-in fouls by beaten Warriors defenders. “What we can’t live with is reaching and jumping on Eric Gordon’s pump fakes,” said Kerr. “We reached on James and he shot nine free throws. We’ve got to be a little more disciplined.” Overall, the Warriors withstood a manic Toyota Center and were locked in a tight finish against a 65-win team, but never led after the eight-minute mark and weren't nearly sharp enough to capture the lead. They were without Andre Iguodala again, but he’s a defensive specialist and for much of the night defense wasn’t a big issue for the Warriors; the Rockets shot 37 percent and Harden didn’t hurt them. Their problems were mistakes and missed shots. Anyway, Golden State has four All-Stars to Houston’s two, and now with Paul’s status questionable, maybe just one. That means, although the Warriors trail 3-2, they’re in a reasonably good position to keep the series alive. They’re not worried. There’s another emotion running through their bodies. “I think they’re angry,” said Kerr. “As they should be. They’re competitors.” This is new territory in the Durant Era. Remember, the Warriors lost only once last season and until the West Finals didn’t perspire much. As expected, the Rockets are indeed the biggest threat they’ve faced. It’s the series that’s meeting the high expectations for drama and suspense and a chance to see the mighty Warriors ousted. Does Paul’s injury linger and ultimately bail out the Warriors? Can Durant rediscover his touch in the clutch? Will the Warriors wise up or once again wig out? There’s nothing at stake, really, except a dynasty that a loaded team was created to become. Curry plans to remain cool and confident, and the Warriors really don’t have any other choice but to adopt that mentality. “We’ve played the last two games good enough to win but just haven’t gotten the job done," he said. "The way we played tonight, if we can repeat that, take care of turnovers, just stay mentally locked on the details for 48 minutes, we know we can get a win. “Just the talent we have on this team and the resiliency, you know we can get the job done. We know we haven’t been in this position before, so it’s a chapter we need to figure out and finish the story.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 NewsMay 25th, 2018

Celebrate Museum Day with free admission to these 6 Metro Manila museums

Celebrate Museum Day with free admission to these 6 Metro Manila museums.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

National Museum of Natural History: A focus on biodiversity

Text and photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman At the Taft Avenue end of Manila’s Rizal Park one sees the neoclassical building, originally designed by architect Antonio Toledo in the 1930s, now sporting a modern glass dome. Atop the eight pillars of the main entrance is spelled out the building’s new name: the National Museum […] The post National Museum of Natural History: A focus on biodiversity appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

A pilgrimage to SMTown in Seoul

If K-Pop is a religion, then SMTown Coex Artium in Seoul, South Korea is a temple.   It is a place of reverence for K-Pop lovers and followers of SM Entertainment artists including SHINee, Super Junior, EXO, Seventeen, Girls' Generation and Red Velvet. This is where you pray that you can afford to buy merch of your favorite artists.   Entrance is free so the place could still feed your soul with good music and eye-candies even without breaking the bank. There are plenty to do, see and take pictures of the six floor-building.   It is easy to go to SMTown through Seoul's subway. Just find the green line, get off at the Samseong station, and get out at e...Keep on reading: A pilgrimage to SMTown in Seoul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Elmer Borlongan’s untold stories

  Do something different if you're in town this week. Visit the Metropolitan Museum and catch the last three days of the Elmer Borlongan exhibit---this Monday, Tuesday (open free to the public) and Wednesday.   In this exhibit marking his 25th year in art, you'll come face to face with the Filipino---so imperfect and ironic, so funny, so "barok," so human, but it's who we are, who we choose to be.   Borlongan is one artist who immerses the Filipino in his authentic environment, but without making his art look like a political manifesto. In times like these when the news (fake, fact or whatever) makes you feel like bashing your head against the wall---mor...Keep on reading: Elmer Borlongan’s untold stories.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

What a Few Hours in The Dessert Museum Looks Like

It's no secret that several people are intrigued by The Dessert Museum. It has pastel interiors, whimsical decor, and rooms dedicated to certain sweets. When I saw the first post about it, the first thing I asked my friends was whether everything was edible like it's Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. Yesterday, we found out that you can't eat the decor on the walls and ceilings. But, you do get free goodies per room (tip: eat something savory first). Before you enter the first room, you will be given a wristband that will be scanned if you want to avail of the treats. You're also greeted with a sign that says "DONUT JUDGE OUR DIET." Good advice. There are a total of eig...Keep on reading: What a Few Hours in The Dessert Museum Looks Like.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention

CHICAGO --- There was no surprise return for Jake Arrieta. No dramatic entrance for Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb or Greg Holland, either.Kris Bryant   Not even close. The Chicago Cubs settled five of their six potential arbitration cases before the start of their annual fan convention on Friday, including a record $10.85 million, one-year deal for third baseman Kris Bryant. But they remain at an impasse when it comes to another free-agent addition or a big acquisition via trade --- a common refrain during one of the slowest winters for baseball in a long time. "We're not done. We have confidence in this group if this is the 25 we end up taking to spring training," president of baseba...Keep on reading: All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Peru s ex-president Fujimori released after controversial pardon

LIMA, Peru – Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori was wheeled out of a Lima hospital late Thursday, January 4, a free man following a controversial pardon by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. A frail-looking Fujimori, 79, held up a hand to wave to supporters as aides rolled him out the main entrance of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Free tuition: Government may revive college entrance exam

MANILA, Philippines - With the free tuition policy signed into law, the government is now planning to re-implement the National College Entrance Examination.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2017

Free guided tour at the open-air 'Prado Museum' exhibit

Free guided tour at the open-air 'Prado Museum' exhibit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2017

Yuchengco Museum to offer free admission on Int’l Museum Day

Yuchengco Museum to offer free admission on Int’l Museum Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 13th, 2017

Hilary Mantel, George Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

LONDON (AP) --- Britain's Hilary Mantel, Canada's Michael Ondaatje and American author George Saunders are among five contenders for the title of greatest-ever winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. Mantel's Tudor saga "Wolf Hall," Ondaatje's multilayered romance "The English Patient" and Saunders' Civil War-era symphony "Lincoln in the Bardo" are finalists for the Golden Man Booker Prize. Also nominated are "In a Free State" by Trinidad-born Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul and "Moon Tiger" by Britain's Penelope Lively. The list was announced Saturday. A panel of judges selected one book from each decade since the prize was founded in 1969. A public vote...Keep on reading: Hilary Mantel, George Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 min. ago

1 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Ugong for 3,735,000 – Web reference 112629318 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News48 min. ago

Art installation, collection to be unveiled at Museo ni Jesse Robredo

Museum curator Jonel Rabusa (in maroon) checks on the exhibits and art installation that will be unveiled for the public on Sunday, May 27, 2018, the 60th birth anniversary of Jesse Robredo, former.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost the only other All-Star on the roster on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion. Now, in what could be his final game in a Cleveland uniform — again — James will have to do it largely on his own. In Boston, where the Celtics are perfect so far this postseason. And in a series where the road team hasn’t really even come close. “There’s something different about LeBron, period,” Cleveland forward Larry Nance Jr. said after James scored 46 with 11 rebounds and nine assists on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) to send the series to a decisive seventh game. “I think [coach Tyronn Lue] said it best: ‘We’re going into a Game 7 with the baddest dude on the planet on our team.’ I like our chances.” James is having what could be the best postseason of his career, averaging 33.9 points and just under nine assists and rebounds, with seven 40-point games, two buzzer beaters, and a sweep of top-seeded Toronto. But he’s played in every game this season — Sunday (Monday, PHL time) will be his 100th — and it showed in the Game 5 loss to the Celtics. He admitted to fatigue afterward, and then played all but two minutes in Game 6 despite a sore knee from a collision with Nance. Still, the four-time MVP carried his team even after Love banged heads with Boston’s Jayson Tatum in the first half and left the game. “I can’t say enough good things about him,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Every time we watch. Every time you’re standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game.” James will probably have to do it again in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth straight year, something accomplished only by Bill Russell and some of his Celtics teammates in the 1960s. Lue said he wasn’t concerned about James’ leg. Or about the team’s history in the TD Garden, where the Cavaliers lost the first three games by an average of 17 points. “We throw it all out,” Lue said on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). “It’s one game left to go to the NBA Finals.” The Celtics have had their own injury problems, starting in the first quarter of the season opener — at Cleveland — when top free agent Gordon Hayward went out for the year with a broken leg. Five-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, acquired from the Cavaliers in an offseason roster overhaul, needed knee surgery and was lost in March. But they caught a break when Tatum was cleared to play on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Stevens said the team doctors checked on him “and he’s great.” “So nothing there as far as to be concerned about,” Stevens said. Well, there’s one thing to be concerned about. “We know LeBron is different than a lot of other guys, but we’ve got to get the job done,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “That’s no excuse, so we’re looking forward to it.” For James, it’s an opportunity to extend the season for his hometown team and put off another summer of questions about his future. Eight years ago, he came to Boston for the conference semifinals and had a triple-double — 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists — but shot 8-for-21 with nine turnovers and the Celtics eliminated the Cavs from the playoffs. As he left the court, James stripped off his Cleveland jersey; then came “The Decision” and the move to Miami. James is again able to become a free agent this season, with the Lakers, 76ers and Rockets among the most-mentioned destinations. Having led Cleveland to the city’s first major sports title in half a century in 2016, there is less pulling at him to stay home this time. But another title would ease the pain even more. And with the injury bug hitting the Western Conference finalists — Chris Paul was the latest ruled out for a game — the East champion might not be as big an underdog as expected. James will be ready. “You’ve got to be poised. You’ve got to be able to handle a punch or two,” he said. “We know it’s challenging. They’re 10-0 on their home floor, and they’ve been very successful against us, obviously, at home. But if you love challenges, then this is a great opportunity.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

The MSO hails titans and kings

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) recently launched its season concert series for 2018-2019, dubbed Year of the Titans, back to back with a Rush Hour Concert honoring National Artist for Music Lucrecia “Tita King” Kasilag at the Ayala Museum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Legarda: Heed example set by Masbate

Sen. Loren Legarda lauded the now coal-free province of Masbate for banning the development and operation of coal-fired power plants. Legarda said Masbate Provincial Board Resolution No. 096-18 would reduce harmful emissions, promote renewable energy and safeguard the environment and people's health. "I commend these enlightened local government units," Legarda said. "I urge all other provinces to follow suit," said Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on climate change. Masbate has joined an elite club of provinces that is ditching coal in favor or renewable energy like solar, wind and hydropower. The other four provinces that banned the use of coal-powered energy proje...Keep on reading: Legarda: Heed example set by Masbate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Masbate now coal free, goes renewable

The capital city of Masbate has declared itself coal free, joining the growing list of provinces committing to shun coal-fired power plants and stick to renewable energy developments......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 27 min. ago