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Loving partnership behind ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Let It Go’

  LOS ANGELES---"I love Kristen more and more every day. She is my best friend. To get to spend as much time together, which is pretty much every day, I am the luckiest guy in the world," Fil-Am Robert "Bobby" Lopez gushed about his personal and professional collaboration with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, which has produced songs like "Remember Me" and "Let It Go." "I can't top that," Kristen quipped about her husband's outburst of affection. Married since 2003, Bobby and Kristen composed the songs for the Pixar films "Coco" and "Frozen," the stage musical "Up Here" and the Walt Disney World production of "Finding Nemo---The Musical." Their "Let It Go" (from "Froze...Keep on reading: Loving partnership behind ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Let It Go’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or ’23 later Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and officially submit an application to the league on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Getting the All-Star game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena. “I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.” Winning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors are seeking the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding to play the game in its new arena set to open next season and other cities also will get involved. Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said. Ranadive said new projects will ensure that there will be enough hotel rooms to meet the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento. Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships in the past for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.” The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region. The bid promises to be able to transport fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes. It also will show off arena that Ranadive believes raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long. The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saves about 1 million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. “I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. Clippers Foundation. The team, along with owner Steve Ballmer and star Blake Griffin, announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that over the next two years LAUSD students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided free exams and glasses. Of the district’s over 600,000 students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses, but don’t have them in part because their families are low income and have difficulty finding affordable vision care. “I truly believe in this program,” Griffin said. “If you get behind in first grade, then you’re behind every grade from then on.” Griffin says he was inspired to join the team’s efforts because his older brother Taylor struggled with poor vision as a child. Taylor Griffin accompanied his brother to Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary in south Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I was always so jealous that he got to wear glasses and I didn’t. I wanted to do everything he did,” Griffin said. “I remember thinking about like the next time I go to the eye doctor I might just fudge this test a little bit so I could get some glasses, but I never did.” Blake Griffin put glasses on a succession of students who lined up to meet him. “The kids were very, very excited,” he said. “It’s also really cool because they get to pick out their glasses, they get to pick out the color, it makes it like personal for them. When you get to do something like that and not just wear a generic pair of glasses, I think they really take pride in it.” The eye exams are underway at all LAUSD schools. The program includes student visits to Clippers games and future school visits by Ballmer, Griffin and other Clippers. Three years ago, the Clippers worked with non-profit Vision To Learn to bring vision services to 12,000 students in Inglewood. Last year, the team helped 80,000 students in Long Beach, and now the program is expanding all over Los Angeles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

IBM Culminates First Cebu Innovation Bootcamp

Senior high school students from three public high schools impressed judges and organizers as they presented and demonstrated the mobile applications they made as a culminating activity to the Cebu Innovation Bootcamp Hackathon last March 10, 2018 at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu. IBM, in partnership with Education Development Center (EDC), and in collaboration […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Yokohama City Private Sector Visits Cebu

The City of Yokohama, in partnership with Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) arranged a learning visit for the 21 representatives from the business sector of Yokohama City to several sites in Metro Cebu last March 8, 2018. The learning visit of the delegates served as a situationer on what Cebu has in terms […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

National Youth Commission cuts ties with TAYO Awards

MANILA, Philippines – After 15 years, the National Youth Commission is ending its partnership with the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards, which has recognized outstanding youth groups and is co-organized by the office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV. The decision to cut ties and funding for TAYO was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News18 hr. 3 min. ago

Coach Jimmy finding his balance a big key to Alab s Finals run

San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas' turnaround in the ABL season can be mostly attributed to the arrival of imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman. However, those two can't win all the games for Alab. That's why as the season went on, head coach Jimmy Alapag slowly figured out how to balance his team, creating a rotation where all the needed players are on the floor at specific times. Now, Alab's fire is still burning and the team has the chance to be the first Philippine team to win the ABL title in five years. "As a player, confidence is such a valuable part of playing in this game and that’s one thing that I wanna make sure I encourage my guys that I told them, as we progress in the season, we will need everybody," Alapag said, talking about his improved rotation after advancing to the ABL Finals. "Even guys who early on, weren’t getting minutes. Like Pamboy (Raymundo), like Pao (Javelona), but again, we had some injuries. Josh (Urbiztondo) is still banged up, Rico (Maierhofer) is still out, we’re hopeful he’ll be back in the Finals. It’s a credit to these guys’ work ethic. Whether they’re playing, or they’re not playing, they come in every day, work hard, put in the time and the effort. It wasn’t surprising to see them come off the bench and ready to contribute," he added. But while Alab's local guys have started to get their groove on, Alapag acknowledges that his two outstanding imports have done their part in helping install a winning attitude to the team. And coach Jimmy is thankful. "If you guys remember back in the season, we were dead last. These guys [Brownlee and Balkman] showed up off the plane and got a big win against Malaysia. It really just kind of set us off. It just seemed like the whole environment of our team changed when you bring in two quality imports who are not just again good players, that’s the obvious part, but great people," Alapag said. "Being able to have the opportunity to go up against Balk and Jus, both with Gilas and my last year playing. To be finally on the same side with them, it’s been huge. I couldn’t be more thankful to having both the locals and Justin and Balk," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

DepEd, GSIS deal on teacher loans praised

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) has welcomed the partnership between the Department of Education and the Government Service Insurance System that will allow public school teachers to refinance their existing loans at a lower interest rate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Champ Camp and Barangay Liga Launched

MILO Philippines' champion building takes another step forward. Actually, two steps. Targetting grassroots development, MILO Philippines will launch a couple of projects over the next two years. The MILO Champ Camp will be in partnership with the Department of Education, focusing on the development of elementary school students through the help of skilled youth coaches. Sports like basketball, volleyball, and football will be the focus however, sports nutrition and health will also be tackled. It's MILO, of course. The Champ Camp is set to officially start in the next school year. "Learning continues outside the classroom, and we want to reach out to both parents and kids by providing an interactive glimpse into popular sports," MILO Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Kevin Mauricio said. "We want to introduce the basics of popular ball sports by offering a hands-on experience to elementary students, and give importance to sports in the child's development," he added. As second, more ambitious project is the Barangay Liga, where MILO is set to work hand-in-hand with select barangays to elevate their exisiting commuity-based leagues. For the pilot year, MILO has partnered with 100 barangays taken from pre-existing partnerships. There are plans to expand over the next couple of years. In this project, barangay courts will be refurbished and modernized to make sure there are facilities more than capable enough to support sports endevours, most of which happen during the summer. "It's a program that helps bring sports closer to the grassroots level," MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester Castillo said of the Barangay Liga. "Through the Barangay MILO Liga, we will partner with barangays nationwide, we will refurbish their existing barangay courts in preparation for their existing barangay leagues. Yun na-indetify kasi namin na barriers from parents for getting their children into sports, kulang kasi ng mga safe places to play. So by refurbishing the courts, ma-encourage nila yung mga anak nila to join sports," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Trump-Merkel meeting set for April 27 – White House

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 27 in Washington, the White House said Wednesday, April 18. The White House had announced the visit earlier this month but gave no date. "The two leaders will reaffirm the German-American partnership – a bedrock of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

TV5 ad revenues to get boost from ESPN

TV5 Network, Inc. expects its digital content partnership with ESPN, Inc. to boost advertising revenues in the second half. TV5 President Vincent “Chot” P. Reyes said that since the launch of ESPN5.com in January, advertising revenues have been coming in. “ESPN5.com we launched this in January, it’s barely two months or three months, [but] advertising […] The post TV5 ad revenues to get boost from ESPN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

4th Adaptation Learning Highway in the Philippines

MANILA — As part of the ongoing partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation and MISEREOR on “Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation,” the 4th Adaptation Learning Highway (ALH) was held in the Philippines last March 17-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Army Launches Joint Task Force Marawi Handbooks, Highlights Achievements in Crisis

The Philippine Army has recently announced the production of Joint Task Force Marawi Handbook Series, highlighting its experiences and achievements during the crisis in a launching event spearheaded by the Philippine Army’s Operations Research Center. “As we commemorate the unfortunate memories of the crisis and remember the destruction caused by the enemy, we also keep […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

What is the religion of God?

I remember years ago I overheard a visiting Italian Catholic priest's homily during Mass in a mall. He was comparing the God of Christians, i.e. Jesus Christ, with Buddha. He said, "The Buddha just sits quietly, unmindful of the people, unlike Jesus Christ who is compassionate and interacts with people." Though not a Buddhist, I felt profoundly offended by this priest who dared to criticize another religion he obviously knew nothing about. That incident was etched in my memory. It made me wonder, "What is really the religion of God?" The more I thought about it, the more it became obvious that God has no religion, although followers of every major religion claim that God belo...Keep on reading: What is the religion of God?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Globe’s Mynt partners with Primer Group

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. digital payments unit Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) has partnered with the Primer Group of Companies for customers to use GCash scan-to-pay feature in the latter’s stores nationwide. The Mynt and Primer Group partnership which allow GCash QR-based mobile payment technology to be used in over 400 stores under the Primer Group. […] The post Globe’s Mynt partners with Primer Group appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

IC approves Pru Life UK, Robinsons Bank sales deal

THE INSURANCE Commission (IC) has approved the bancassurance deal between Robinsons Bank Corp. and Pru Life UK. In a statement sent to reporters on Monday, the IC announced it has approved the partnership between the British insurer and the Gokongwei-led bank. “[The approval] will enable [Pru Life UK] to sell its traditional life insurance products […] The post IC approves Pru Life UK, Robinsons Bank sales deal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Nationwide Round-Up

Palace questions choice of Facebook fact-checking partners MALACAÑANG ON Monday, April 16, raised the possibility that pro-administration Facebook users may shift to another platform following the social network’s decision to enter into a fact-checking partnership with Rappler.com and Vera Files. “My advice is for the Facebook users to make their wishes known to Facebook and, […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Facebook partnership goes beyond Rappler

  Dear readers and viewers, Reality based on facts – that’s what keeps our conversations vibrant and allows us to make informed decisions and hold power to account. Holding facts sacred is a collective effort and should transcend politics, and that's the foundation of our partnership with Facebook......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Manila Bulletin: Art for Red a charity event for the benefit of the Philippine R…

Manila Bulletin: Art for Red a charity event for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross in partnership with Galerie Francesca, Inc. and S Maison at Conrad Manila. Art for Red showcase the talents from Manila Bulletin’s coffee table book entitled Filipino Artists in their Studios book and soon to be release its book 2… link: Manila Bulletin: Art for Red a charity event for the benefit of the Philippine R….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

A Look Back at Sarah Geronimo’s Iconic Music Video Looks

Sarah Geronimo celebrated her 15th anniversary in the business with a jam-packed arena show over the weekend. The concert featured special guests like James Reid, Daniel Padilla, Xian Lim, and Billy Crawford. It's safe to say that the fans went wild as they watched everything unfold. Come to think of it, Sarah has had an impressive career run so far. I still remember when she was just starting out, fresh out of herStar For a Nightwin. She looked so different compared to now. So, in honor of her anniversary, let's look back on some of her popular music videos and how much she's changed throughout the years. "To Love You More" This was technically Sarah's performance after win...Keep on reading: A Look Back at Sarah Geronimo’s Iconic Music Video Looks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018