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Multi-awarded choral group releases debut album

Multi-awarded choral group releases debut album.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardNov 5th, 2018

PVL: UP transferee at the forefront of AU’s offensive might

As at it was in the last season NCAA finals between Arellano University and eventual champion University of Perpetual Help, Christian dela Paz, 20, is again leading the offensive drive of the Chiefs in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference.      The 20-year-old former UP Fighting Maroon sizzled with 24 points in Arellano’s debut in the PVL Saturday against Adamson University to underscore the leading role he is to take again on his third year with the Chiefs.    To set the record straight, the soft-spoken hotel & restaurant management student from Parang, Marikina, Rizal, said he left the UP squad because of differences with the coach, not because of the lack of playing time. Standing five-foot-nine, dela Paz, one of superstar Marck Espejo’s teammates in Sta. Elena High School in Marikina, leaps so high he can outsmart the taller blockers on the other side of the court whether he is near or far from the net.   Stories to tell     Dela Paz takes understandable pride in Espejo’s phenomenal rise and singular achievements in the sport being products of the same town. He relishes telling and retelling how dominant a player the multi-awarded former Ateneo Blue Eagle was as early as then and where their high school team was competing.  Middle blocker Christian Segovia, 24, Demmy Lapuz, 19, and Kim Tan, 18, who help ease dela Paz’s scoring load, also have interesting stories to share.       Segovia, born and bred in Tondo and studying HRM as well, says in Filipino: “I should have been playing for FEU, not with Arellano. I was already listed on the FEU team barely a week before the UAAP opened. My mother, already frustrated with my poor grades, got wind of it and immediately pulled me out of the team.       “I was transferred to Arellano where I earned good grades that pleased my mother. I got back into volleyball and showed her I could balance sport and studies this time around. Now, my mother, grandmother and three siblings are always watching my games.”     Yolanda survivor    Lapuz says he had an auspicious beginning with the Chiefs. He was already a starter on his rookie year when Arellano reached the finals against Perpetual last year.      This Tacloban City native was in third year high school when Typhoon Yolanda battered his place of birth in November 2013.       He recalls the ordeal in Filipino, “We were lucky to be living in a subdivision on a mountain slope. The roof of the house was blown away but we survived. The great destruction and the stench of death all around us was one experience everyone should not be subjected to.”       Learning and enjoying volleyball in his physical education classes in UDM had, according to Tan, weaned him away from basketball. The same school gave him his first training in volleyball; he became competent at it.       Higher tuition fees drove his family to seek other schools for him. He enrolled in NU and stayed there without playing volleyball for three years until his barkada in Arellano convinced him to try out for a spot on their varsity team.       He tried out and was taken in. Only a rookie, he started for the Chiefs in their first PVL game, making him a shoo-in for Arellano’s NCAA squad next season.       The other members of the Arellano Chiefs are Roi Domingo, setter Edmark Meneses, Adrian Villados, Tonell Arellano, Jethro Cabillan, Joshua Esguerra, Junnel Cacam, Jesrael Liberato and Evo Rinon        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

By GRAHAM DUNBAR,  AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the ball. It was Messi's fourth missed penalty in his last seven attempts for Argentina and Barcelona. The Argentines took the lead in the 19th minute when Sergio Aguero scored with a rising left-footed shot. Alfred Finnbogason equalized for Iceland four minutes later after Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero pushed a low cross into the forward's path. The penalty was awarded after Aguero was pushed in the back by Hordur Magnusson as both chased Messi's floated cross in the 63rd. The small Nordic island nation's team created several first-half chances despite having only 22 percent possession, and pushed back Argentina's waves of second-half attacks. Messi had a final chance to redeem his team with the final kick of the game, but his free kick from 25 yards failed to clear a solid Iceland defensive wall. At the end, Messi retreated alone into the center circle with his head bowed and hands on his knees. Iceland played its debut on soccer's biggest stage like it belonged alongside the 2014 runners-up. Before trailing, Iceland could have taken the lead but Birkir Bjarnason side-footed a shot wide of goal when Caballero was exposed. That chance came in a nervous ninth minute for Argentina's defense, which seemed unsettled by Iceland's strength and their own unease with loose balls in the penalty area. No Iceland defender was at fault for failing to stop Aguero's goal. The forward executed a classy spin move to create his chance when a miscued shot by Marcos Rojo arrived at his feet near the penalty spot. It was a finish worthy of Argentina great Diego Maradona, who was watching in the VIP section at Spartak Stadium. The FIFA ambassador was puffing a large cigar despite smoking being banned in all World Cup venues. KEY TO SUCCESS Argentina fans booed and whistled when the giant stadium screen showed that Halldorsson was man of the match. But his faultless handling and excellent shot-stopping was deserving of the accolade. In contrast, Caballero caused uneasy moments for his defense in the first half. Iceland also protected Halldorsson well with swarming running and tackling to shut down Messi and Argentina's attacking lanes. Messi has missed more than 20 penalty kicks in his career, showing there is perhaps one flaw in his genius. GROUP DYNAMICS This was the first game in Group D, which looks even more evenly balanced now than it did at kickoff. Croatia and Nigeria are also in the group. Argentina will next play Croatia on Thursday in Nizhny Novgorod, while Iceland plays Nigeria on Friday in Volgograd......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Apl de Ap, Thames school to offer scholarships for Davao City creative industry

MUSICIAN ALLAN Pineda Lindo, popularly known as Apl de Ap of multi-awarded pop group Black Eyed Peas, and officials of the Thames International Business School have expressed intention to help the creative industry of Davao City by offering scholarships for both undergraduates and creative professionals. The post Apl de Ap, Thames school to offer scholarships for Davao City creative industry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

K-pop group BTS’ single ‘Fake Love’ enters top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

  After conquering the number one spot on the Billboard 200, BTS continues to make K-pop history as they land the 10th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their latest single, "Fake Love", making them the first ever K-pop group to enter the chart's top 10. The title track's parent album, "Love Yourself: Tear", is also the first ever K-Pop album to land the top spot on Billboard 200. The album was dropped last May 18 and has since sold 135,000 equivalent album units in the United States, with 100,000 of the sales being traditional album purchases, according to Billboard. The song is also the first K-pop song to debut in the Hot 100's top 10, topping PSY's "Gentleman" whic...Keep on reading: K-pop group BTS’ single ‘Fake Love’ enters top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album

Filipino experimental art rock band, Jack of None, releases free downloads of its award-winning EP, "The Tattle Tale Heart," on its official website. The band, consisting of siblings A.G. Syjuco, Maxine Syjuco and Julian Syjuco, was recently awarded Best Eclectic EP of the Year for its four-track spoken-word EP, and Best Producer of the Year for the band's principal composer and producer, A.G. Syjuco, at the 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York City. Jack of None also received multiple nominations in various categories, including Best Spoken Word Album of the Year, Best Spoken Word Song of the Year, Best Eclectic Song of the Year, Best Album Art, Photography and Design, an...Keep on reading: Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

WATCH: K-pop group WINNER drops music video for Everyday

  MANILA, Philippines – Guess who's back? Korean pop group WINNER on Wednesday, April 4, released Everyd4y, the group's 2nd studio album since their 2014 debut. The group also dropped the music video for the album's title track "Everyday," a song about wanting to spend time with your loved one all days of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT

  I am mighty proud of my all-time fave band, True Faith (TF). The American alternative rock band MGMT recently tapped TF for a collaboration. MGMT's 2007 debut album, "Oracular Spectacular," produced the hits, "Kids," "Electric Feel" and "Time to Pretend." According to Royce Roy (a common friend of mine and TF), last November, Fil-Am Mikey Pendon, aka DJ Jester, sent him a message asking if TF would be interested to cover a new song for their coming album. When Royce told TF vocalist Medwin Marfil about it, the latter couldn't believe that MGMT wanted the group since it is an alternative rock band, while TF performs mostly pop songs and ballads. Last month, direc...Keep on reading: True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Politics, personal woes reverberate in Eminem’s ‘Revival’

  Has Eminem gone soft? In "Revival," which marks the rapper's eighth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, there is as much edge as vulnerability. The album finds the 45-year-old hip-hop luminary taking stock of his colorful life and career when he isn't mulling over politically charged issues. This time around, Eminem confronts his demons with a more "sedate" approach, particularly noticeable when you listen to the collection alongside his previous releases, "Relapse" and "Recovery." But, make no mistake, the sting is still there---especially in tracks like "Untouchable," about racial injustice that is polarizingly viewed with shifting perspectives. "Lik...Keep on reading: Politics, personal woes reverberate in Eminem’s ‘Revival’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Lea Salonga is new BTS fan

MANILA, Philippines — Multi-awarded international actress and singer Lea Salonga is the latest to join the fans of popular Korean boy group BTS......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Inter without a win in 4 league games after draw with Lazio

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press Inter Milan's crisis deepened as it was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lazio on Saturday to leave it without a win in four league matches. Inter was undefeated and top of Serie A only two weeks ago. But it is now seven points behind leader Napoli and six below Juventus, which won 3-1 at relegation-threatened Hellas Verona. Roma is two points further back after a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo, while Lazio remained fifth. The two capital sides have played a match less than the top three. "When you're part of a team like Inter there are no alibis or excuses, we just have to get good results," Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said. "For the moment we're meeting our targets, which means that the group is working hard." Inter moved top of Serie A with a credible 0-0 draw at Juventus on Dec. 9. However, that was mainly down to the performance of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, and its struggles in front of goal have continued. Three days later, Inter needed penalties to get past third-division Pordenone in the Italian Cup after a goalless draw. That was followed by league losses to Udinese (3-1) and Sassuolo (1-0) before Wednesday's surprise Cup defeat to AC Milan. Inter has scored just one goal in its past six matches in all competitions. It was the visitors who went closest to scoring at the end of the first half when Inter midfielder Borja Valero attempted to head clear Lazio's corner and it came off the crossbar. Valero almost scored at the right end for Inter but Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha did well to turn his effort onto the post. Lazio was awarded a penalty on the hour mark but, after reviewing the incident on video (VAR), the referee revoked his decision as Ciro Immobile's cross had hit Milan Skriniar's leg before bouncing up onto his arm so the handball was involuntary. "My appraisal of VAR is completely negative because it takes emotions out of football, now you don't even celebrate after a goal," Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi said. "We would've had an extra seven points this season without VAR." ___ DYBALA'S BACK Paulo Dybala broke his goal drought by scoring two goals to help Juventus keep up the pressure on Napoli at the top of Serie A by beating Hellas Verona 3-1. Dybala hadn't scored in the league since Nov. 19 but he restored Juve's lead in the 72nd and doubled his tally five minutes later. Earlier, former Juventus player Martin Caceres had canceled out Blaise Matuidi's opener. Juventus bettered one of its own Serie A records, having now scored in 23 consecutive away matches. ___ ROMA FALTERS Sassuolo was revitalized under new coach Giuseppe Iachini and had won its previous three league matches, but fell behind in the 31st minute against Roma when Edin Dzeko rolled the ball across the area for an unmarked Lorenzo Pellegrini to fire into the far bottom corner. Pellegrini left Sassuolo in the offseason along with current Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco. Simone Missiroli headed in the equalizer in the 78th Edin Dzeko had a goal for Roma ruled out for offside as did Alessandro Florenzi, who was making his 200th appearance for the club. ___ FIRST-EVER WIN Benevento recorded its first Serie A victory with a 1-0 win over Chievo Verona. Benevento had the worst start to a season in modern history among Europe's five major leagues, losing 17 of its previous 18 matches in its debut season in Serie A. Massimo Coda netted the historic goal for Benevento in the 64th minute, flicking Marco D'Alessandro's chipped pass beyond Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino. Benevento picked up its first Serie A point at the beginning of the month when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli's injury-time equalizer secured a 2-2 draw against Milan. ___ OTHER MATCHES Teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma marked his 100th appearance for Milan by helping it rescue a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina. Donnarumma made several crucial saves, notably palming Gil Dias' header onto the crossbar from close range in first-half injury time. Hakan Calhanoglu scored for Milan to cancel out Giovanni Simeone's opener. Elsewhere, Cagliari upset Atalanta 2-1, while Udinese won at Bologna by the same score. Sampdoria beat Spal 2-0 and Torino drew 0-0 with Genoa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

LOOK: BTS releases teasers for 2018 Season’s Greetings

ARMYs bank accounts continue to be threatened as the group BTS dropped new teasers for their 2018 Season's Greetings set. The group showcases a soft concept, where each member wears a combination of blue and white clothes against a beautiful backdrop of a cloudy-yet-bright sky. The 2018 Season's Greetings set will include a craft box envelope, large craft envelope, outbox, desk calendar, diary, photo frame, postcard, stamp sticker, pencil, ID and a DVD. JB RELATED STORY: BTS fan found something "extra" in her 'Love Yourself: Her' album...Keep on reading: LOOK: BTS releases teasers for 2018 Season’s Greetings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Ogie Alcasid: Golden boy with a golden heart

MANILA, Philippines — Singer-song writer Ogie Alcasid releases his debut album under Star Music, “NakakaLokal,” a-first-of-its-kind musical collaboration wit.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

‘Voice Kids PH 3’ champ releases debut album

‘Voice Kids PH 3’ champ releases debut album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 10th, 2017

‘Winged’ choir releases Christmas debut album

‘Winged’ choir releases Christmas debut album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 24th, 2016

Autotelic releases debut album

Autotelic releases debut album.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

Migz & Maya, the duo behind the Bea-Gerald movie theme song, releases debut album

Migz & Maya, the duo behind the Bea-Gerald movie theme song, releases debut album.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Firsts for Sane, Suele as Germany beats Russia in friendly

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leroy Sane and Niklas Suele struck their first international goals to guide Germany to a 3-0 win over Russia in a friendly on Thursday. The 2014 world champions, who surrendered their crown following a first-round exit in Russia in June, went 1-0 up thanks to an eighth-minute goal from Sane. Suele added a second goal 17 minutes later before Serge Gnabry, who had set up Sane for the opener, made sure of victory five minutes before halftime. The visitors improved after the break, with Aleksei Ionov going close as the intensity of the game dropped. The 32-year-old Brazilian-born Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira, known as Ari, made his Russia debut but failed to make much of an impact and was substituted early in the second half. Germany, which lost 2-1 in France and 3-0 in the Netherlands in its previous UEFA Nations League games, continues its campaign against the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen on Monday. The Germans are bottom of League A, Group 1 with one point from three games and will be relegated on Friday if the Dutch beat world champion France in Rotterdam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Third telco bidding aftermath: Your questions answered

The government's third telco initiative, supposedly on the road to finalization with the selection of a provisional winner last Nov. 7, is heating up.   Two disqualified bidders, Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T) and the Sear Consortium backed by Ilocos politician Luis "Chavit" Singson's LCS Group, have filed separate appeals that could threaten the tandem of businessman Dennis A. Uy's Udenna Corp. and China Telecom, collectively known as Mislatel Consortium, which was awarded provisional third telco status last Wednesday.   Mislatel Consortium was given provisional status because it emerged as the sole qualified bidder in the third telco rac...Keep on reading: Third telco bidding aftermath: Your questions answered.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Disney+ streaming service set for late 2019 debut

Disney's upcoming streaming service has been given the 2019 launch date. Dubbed Disney+, the streaming service can be expected to launch sometime in late 2019, according to a statement from The Walt Disney Company. Disney+ will exclusively showcase Disney's library of films and TV series, including those that fall under the Star Wars and Marvel brand. Films by Disney being streamed on soon-to-be-competitor Netflix will still be available up until this year. Moving forward, all 2019 releases will become exclusive content for Disney+. Along with the launch of the streaming service are two new major shows from the Star Wars and Marvel universe. Rebel spy Cassian Andor fro...Keep on reading: Disney+ streaming service set for late 2019 debut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

In the name of beauty

There’s no stopping the inspiring Belo Medical Group CEO and founder Dr. Vicki Belo as she was recently awarded the 2017 Top User of HydraFacial in the Southeast Asian Region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018