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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

Surprise your kids with these amazing toys! Come and visit Toy Kingdom Christmas…

Surprise your kids with these amazing toys! Come and visit Toy Kingdom Christmas Toy Sale tomorrow until Sunday, December 14-16 from 10am-10pm at SMX Convention Center Manila FREE Entrance! See you there! #ToyKingdomSale #toysale #SMXConventionCenter Source link: Surprise your kids with these amazing toys! Come and visit Toy Kingdom Christmas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James felt only love at home. Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers, who played an inspired game against their former teammate but couldn't stop him when it mattered most. James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. He also scored or assisted on 11 straight points as the Lakers overcame a 99-91 deficit in the fourth quarter. The Cavs had a chance to tie late, but Kyle Korver missed a wide-open three-pointer with 17 seconds left and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made four free throws in the final 15 to seal it for Los Angeles. From the moment he stepped back onto Quicken Loans Arena floor, his home court for 11 seasons, James was treated like a returning champion. On the night before Thanksgiving, Cleveland said thanks to the Northeast Ohio son, the one who ended the city's 52-year championship drought. "We recognize the fact that certainly this is a big night for the city of Cleveland," Cavs coach Larry Drew said before tipoff, "because a hero has come back." The Cavs, who came in an NBA-worst 2-13, didn't roll over against James and played one of their best games this season. They seemed in control up 99-91 before James, as he did some many times for Cleveland, took over and scored or assisted on 11 straight points to give the Lakers the lead. Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 14 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland. James was the last Lakers player introduced before the game, presented with a line familiar to all Cavs fans: "A 6'8" forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School," said arena announcer Sean Peebles. "Welcome home! LeBron James." The crowd roared and stood as James walked out and huddled with his new teammates, who must have wondered what was in store for them. But unlike that ugly night of Dec. 2, 2010, when James returned with the Miami Heat and was subjected to non-stop booing, profane chants and a toxic, charged atmosphere of hatred unlike anything seen before or since, this was a night for celebration — and maybe more closure. James has moved on. Cleveland, too. With 8:09 left in the first quarter, James was saluted by the Cavs with a moving video tribute during a timeout. Images of James' playing days with Cleveland — highlighted by the Cavs' historic comeback to win the 2016 title — were shown along with video clips of his impact on the community, including his opening of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron. As the crowd stood and showed its affection toward James, "Thank You LeBron" was displayed in large letters on the arena's giant scoreboard. James appeared to be touched by the presentation. He bit his lower lip while walking back onto court and pointed to all corners of the building in appreciation, his chance to reconnect with a fan base he'll always share a special, if not complicated, relationship. Wearing a flat cap, long jacket and boots, James arrived at 5:46 p.m., entering the Q through a security entrance he's passed through many times. He greeted two guards near the door with fist bumps before quickly walking past a large group of photographers to the visitors' locker room. Earlier in the day, James visited his I Promise School, a refurbished elementary for at-risk kids he founded and plans to expand. James came back to Cleveland to face a team in disarray without him. The Cavs have endured a season's worth of issues in just over a month with the firing of coach Tyronn Lue, All-Star forward Kevin Love undergoing foot surgery and the latest drama — disillusioned forward J.R. Smith being excused so Cleveland can try to trade him. TIP-INS Lakers: Coach Luke Walton is impressed with James' knack for blocking out external distractions. "The great ones have that ability," he said. "When they're on the basketball court nothing else matters, other than what they're trying to do. Their focus level seems to somehow get higher with the louder the noise gets. I don't know how. I don't know why." Cavaliers: Did not commit a turnover in the first half. ... Starting G George Hill missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right shoulder sustained on Nov. 4 (Nov. 5, PHL time). Hill has ramped up his on-court workouts in recent days and could be back soon. ... Drew said he was unaware of Smith's comments accusing the Cavs of "tanking." Drew believes his team is playing hard, and promised to nothing but coach his team to win. "To coach to lose, I don't understand that, I don't know how to do that," he said. "I don't know how anybody can do that. That's something I would never, ever do." UP NEXT Lakers: Host Utah on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

A Public Symposium: 24.11.2018, FUTURES: NOW!

SoFA Design Institute and Goethe-Institut invite the design community to gather at the Mind Museum for a day of dialogue and speculation about how we will inhabit the decades and centuries ahead. The event will culminate with the awarding of the CoLive/CoWork: Evolving Interior Space, a multi-disciplinary design competition. Attendance is free but is limited… link: A Public Symposium: 24.11.2018, FUTURES: NOW!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Undefeated Rams make splash at deadline trading for Fowler

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL's lone undefeated team has just made an already dominant defensive front even deeper. The Los Angeles Rams swapped a pair of draft picks for Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler on Tuesday, adding the third overall pick in 2015 to a defense already stocked with Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Michael Brockers and Mark Barron for the most surprising move at the NFL trade deadline. Denver sent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Houston in a deal giving the Broncos some salary cap relief, and Philadelphia gave Carson Wentz another target, picking up receiver Golden Tate from Detroit. Washington added safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, while Green Bay shipped Ty Montgomery to Baltimore two days after fumbling a kickoff late against the Rams. The Rams gave up a third-round pick in 2019 and a fifth-rounder in 2020 for Fowler, who is a free agent at the end of this season. Fowler became expendable with Yannick Ngakoue's success, and the Jaguars already opted in 2017 not to pick up the fifth-year option on Fowler's rookie deal. Fowler has two sacks in seven games while playing behind Ngakoue. With the Broncos at 3-5, Denver general manager John Elway made a move to clear both some salary cap space and more playing time for some of his younger receivers. Thomas has a salary cap figure of $15.53 million for 2019, the last year of his deal, while rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton and second-year Tim Patrick are much cheaper. The Texans (5-3) have won five straight to take the lead in the AFC South and had to replace Will Fuller who tore a knee ligament i n a win over Miami last week. Houston sent a 2019 fourth-round pick to Denver with the teams swapping seventh-rounders in next year's draft. Thomas is a nine-year veteran with 36 catches for 402 yards this season. Elway said the Texans beat out three or four other teams for the veteran. "It's never easy when you trade a guy that's been a household name around here for a long time and done a lot of great things, not only on the football field but also in the community, and is a good man," Elway said. "Plus, it's a good spot for Demaryius. He's going to a good football team that's in a pennant race. So, it'll be good for him, too." The defending Super Bowl champions Eagles (4-4) have their bye this week and could lose Tate after this season if he leaves in free agency. "We're not going to sit on our hands," Eagles personnel boss Howie Roseman said. "It's hard to find really good players and this is a really good player. The message to our players, our coaches and our fans is that our foot is always going to be on the gas." Tate, 30, has 44 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns this season and joins an offense that already has Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Tate can help the Eagles be less predictable with his ability to play in the slot. He averaged 93 catches, 1,056 yards receiving and five TDs the past four seasons in Detroit after spending his first four with Seattle. If Tate leaves after the season, Philadelphia likely would receive a compensation pick. Tate wrote on Twitter : "It's been real DETROIT! I'll love ya forever. Philly Philly let's get it!!" He then posted a GIF of fictional Philly icon Rocky Balboa jumping up and down on the steps of the Art Museum with the caption: "Mood." It’s been real DETROIT! I’ll love ya forever. Philly Philly let’s get it!! — Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 30, 2018 Mood. pic.twitter.com/WXvVYDvJ6h — Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 30, 2018 The Packers made a couple of moves, trading away Ty Montgomery two days after his late fumble on a kickoff kept Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers from a late chance to hand the Rams their first loss this season. They sent the running back and kick returner to Baltimore. They also sent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington for a fourth-round draft pick in 2019 as the Redskins (5-2) boosted a stingy defense. Now Washington can pair Clinton-Dix, who will be a free agent after this season, with D.J. Swearinger. Clinton-Dix, a first-round pick in 2014 out of Alabama, has started 65 of his 71 games, and he has 14 interceptions, including three this season. Swearinger leads the NFL with four interceptions this season. Clinton-Dix is just the latest former Alabama player on the Washington roster, joining recent first-round picks Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne along the defensive line, and second-round pick Ryan Anderson at linebacker. The Ravens sent a seventh-round pick to Green Bay (3-3-1) for Montgomery, who had been told to take a touchback if the kickoff with about two minutes left in a 29-27 loss to the Rams went into the end zone. A third-round pick in 2015, Montgomery has 1,676 yards from scrimmage for his career......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Doctor: You’re sick, go visit a museum

A group of Canadian doctors is to begin prescribing trips to an art gallery to help patients suffering a range of ailments become a picture of health. A partnership between the Francophone Association of Doctors in Canada (MFdC) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will allow patients suffering from a number of physical and mental health issues, along with their loved ones, to take in the benefits of art on health with free visits. The pilot project is unprecedented globally, according to its organizer. The project will see participating physicians prescribe up to 50 visits to the MMFA during treatment, each pass valid for up to two adults and two minors. So far 10...Keep on reading: Doctor: You’re sick, go visit a museum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Presidential rides

The Quezon City Memorial Circle along Elliptical Road has the newest attraction in town – the Museo ng Pampangulong Sasakyan (The Presidential Car Museum). And it’s free and open to the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Saab Magalona leaves B-Side show due to violent crowd

Saab Magalona and her bandmates had to leave their recent show in Makati due to the crowd's unruly and violent behavior. Magalona was supposed to perform with her band, The Cheats, at B-Side last Sept. 29, Saturday. Their free concert was supposed to be their last in the venue following news that B-Side would be closing down after years of establishing itself as a community for artists and musicians. Magalona shared a video, taken by their drummer Enzo Hermosa, on Twitter last Saturday, showing people walking through a broken glass door of a restaurant and B-Side security trying to contain a horde of concertgoers from the entrance. "Crowd outside Bside started shouting and c...Keep on reading: Saab Magalona leaves B-Side show due to violent crowd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Voice Play featuring Rachel Potter. Live in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 (08.18.18) – Manila Video

ONE DAY SHOW IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR FREE!!! THE TOUR WAS SET UP IN SM SOUTHMALL ENTRANCE IS FREE, SO EVERYONE IS INVITED! source link: Voice Play featuring Rachel Potter. Live in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 (08.18.18) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 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