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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

Santo Tomas University Internment Camp (MAMAS D45-416-18G), National Museum of Health and Medicine – Manila Picture

Santo Tomas University Internment Camp (MAMAS D45-416-18G), National Museum of Health and Medicine Description: "Front view of the College of Education building of Santo Tomas University used as a hospital for civilian internees. Picture was taken shorthly after the building was hit by a Japanese shell. The sign which formerly hung above the entrance has… link: Santo Tomas University Internment Camp (MAMAS D45-416-18G), National Museum of Health and Medicine – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Madame Tussauds in Tokyo to give free ‘Kim Jong-un style’ haircuts on July 16

Madame Tussauds wax museum in Tokyo is launching a one-day barbershop called "Peace Barber" on July 16, dedicated to giving free haircuts similar to the hairstyle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The free haircut event will not be held in the museum, however; instead Madame Tussauds will have a dedicated pop-up shop in Shibuya, as reported by Niconico News/Hachima Kiko via SoraNews24 today, July 15. Moreover, event organizers refer to the haircuts as "performances," so it is reportedly likely that the cutting of one's hair will be held for the public to see. Those who are brave enough to try the North Korean leader's hair cut may later on get a photo alongside the image of A...Keep on reading: Madame Tussauds in Tokyo to give free ‘Kim Jong-un style’ haircuts on July 16.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

5 Things on Taiwanese Culture I Wish We Have Back Home

With the announcement that Taiwan decided to extend its visa-free entrance for Philippine passport holders, I couldn't help but reminisce and reflect on our recent visit in the quaint yet inte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 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

Breaking Down Gilas vs Kazakhstan

From the get-go, it was obvious that this iteration of Gilas Pilipinas would be a bit different. Coach Yeng Guiao, who could have opted on a more offensively potent starting unit, decided to go with familiarity and defense, starting three players from the Rain or Shine core in Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Beau Belga, and inserting JP Erram at center and Stanley Pringle at the point guard spot. The effect was immediately evident, as the corner triple from Norwood off a Pringle assist in the first play of the game set the tone. The trio of Norwood-Ahanmisi-Pringle showed why they are probably one of the strongest, more athletic, quick, and defensive-minded perimeter trios that Gilas has fielded in recent years. Practically switching everything on the outside, they did not allow Kazakhstan any room to operate, nor to get any rhythm from the field while forcing multiple turnovers, with Ahanmisi getting two steals that led to transition layups early. It was a 12-2 start for the Philippines before Kazakhstan could blink. The only thing going for the opposing team was their offensive rebounding, albeit these only prevented further transition baskets from the Philippines, as the Kazakhs couldn’t convert on the put backs. One thing Gilas has to adjust to however, is the way the international referees call the game, as their bigs – Almazan and Belga – got into foul trouble early, and penalty situation allowed Kazakhstan to make some headway from the line despite shooting just 1/13 from the field in the first. It was a low scoring first quarter, with Gilas held scoreless for the last 4 minutes and Kazakhstan unable to capitalize on the penalty situation, missing multiple charities. The quarter ended 16-9, Philippines. The second quarter started with Kazakhstan giving up their 7th turnover, which would be a recurring theme throughout the game thanks to Gilas’ defensive pressure. With 6 steals through the first 15 minutes of the game, Gilas prevented their opponents from getting any rhythm offensively, despite Rustam Yergali coming out more aggressive on the offensive end.  James Yap came off the bench and poured in 7 points in the first half, hitting 1 of Gilas’ 6 first half triples. They were 6/19 from deep while holding Kazakhstan, who is known for their outside shooting, to 1/12 at the half. Defense was once again the key in the 2nd quarter, as Gilas allowed just 11 Kazakhstan points, with themselves scoring 25. They forced 15 turnovers with 11 steals total in the first half, scoring 18 turnover points as a result; while they themselves committed just 5 turnovers, yielding 0 turnover points for the Kazakhs. The only downside was they gave up 18 freethrows to Kazakhstan, who luckily only converted on 11 of them. The half ended with the Philippines holding a commanding 21-pt lead, 41-20. Stanley Pringle was impressive to say the least, running the offense and controlling the pace of the game, living up to the all the accolades thrown his way prior to the Asiad. Kazakhstan came out of the halftime huddle with a lot more urgency, employing full court pressure all throughout the 3rd quarter, and outscoring Gilas 9-5 in the first 2 1/2 minutes. They also continued to hold the rebounding edge, especially on the offensive glass. While the Philippines continued to pressure defensively, doubling the ballscreens, Kazakhstan was able to adjust, hitting the rolling big man on multiple occasions for easy undergoal baskets. It was here that Fil-German Standhardinger went to work, getting offensive rebounds and scoring on back-to-back baskets midway through the 3rd, despite picking up his fourth personal with still 4 minutes left in the quarter. This turned out to be Kazakhstan’s best quarter, and the only one where the breached the 20-pt mark, outscoring Gilas 23-20. Whether it was the adrenaline rush with the arrival of Jordan Clarkson in the venue or an earful from Coach Yeng at the end of the third, Gilas started out much better in the fourth, with Pringle once again leading the charge. He hit back-to-back baskets to get to his game high 18pts to start the fourth period; while Almazan – who had multiple skirmishes throughout the game – also hit back-to-back baskets. By the time Paul Lee hit his 3rd consecutive triple midway through the fourth – his only field goals of the game – the game had been blown wide open on a Gilas 20-9 fourth quarter run, 81-52. At that point everyone started getting into the scoring picture while they kept the defensive intensity and held Kazakhstan to just 16 points in the fourth for an emphatic 96-59 opening day win. It was an impressive start to the tournament for Gilas, despite the absence of Kazakhstan’s best player due to injury, and more so with all that had happened prior to arriving in Indonesia. They now have four days to prepare for a key matchup with powerhouse China. With Clarkson, they get not just another elite athlete on the perimeter, but a legitimate NBA talent in his prime. It will take a lot more than that however, as the game against Kazakhstan showed. There will be no room for error against the huge and athletic Chinese frontline, and their younger guards. Defensively they’ll have to communicate as well, if not better; and our bigs will have to work extra hard to box out their Chinese counterparts. We can’t give up too many fouls, as the Chinese are tremendously better free throw shooters, and putting our already thin frontline in foul trouble will further limit their ability to implement Coach Yeng’s defensive gameplan. Offensively, I’m confident we have the talent to compete or even surpass China in the perimeter, and everyone knows Coach Yeng is a master at bringing out the best in his players. If our guards can wreak havoc and break China’s perimeter defense, and we’ll be able to get open looks both inside and out. If our bigs, Belga, Erram, Standhardinger, Almazan, and Taulava can limit China’s 2nd chance opportunities and give us a decent amount of 2nd looks, then we definitely have a shot. This Gilas squad definitely looks promising. I’m sure glad we decided to send one.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

DETROIT, USA – The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said on August 17. Plans for the final farewell to the "Queen of Soul" – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago

Brazilian cops drop ‘masculinity’ requirement

SAO PAULO--Police candidates in southern Brazil are now free to get in touch with their softer side. "Masculinity" has been dropped from the list of 72 required attributes for wannabe cops in the state of Parana. Also gone: a prohibition on falling in love. The macho criteria were part of the psychological profile demanded for candidates in 16 different types of job, all of them open both to women and men. Masculinity was defined as "an individual's capacity to remain unmoved by violent scenes, to put up with vulgarity, not to become emotional easily and not to have interest in romantic episodes or love." Aftercriticism from a national gay alliance, the Brazilian at...Keep on reading: Brazilian cops drop ‘masculinity’ requirement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

NHCP to inaugurate Presidential Car Museum

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 18 (PIA)--The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will lead the inauguration of the Presidential Car Museum on Sunday, August 19, located at the Quezon Memorial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News9 hr. 21 min. ago