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In 1977, my mentor, the National Artist for Literature and Theater Rolando S......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer   LONDON (AP) — Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration by leading Aston Villa and Watford into the top-flight in the 1980s, died early Thursday of a suspected heart attack, his family said. 'The family are devastated by this sudden and totally unexpected loss,' a family statement said. Taylor is one of only four managers to have taken the same team from the fourth to the top division in English soccer, and he achieved it within five years at Watford. Elton John, who owned Watford during Taylor's two stints in charge, said it was a 'sad and dark day' for the club. 'He was like a brother to me,' John wrote on an Instagram post . 'We shared an unbreakable bond since we first met. We went on an incredible journey together and it will stay with me forever. 'He took my beloved Watford from the depths of the lower leagues to uncharted territory and into Europe. We have become a leading English club because of his managerial wisdom and genius.' Taylor reached the pinnacle of English management when he was hired by the national team in 1990, inheriting a side that reached the World Cup semifinals. 'His enthusiasm for life and football was incredible,' former England player Paul Gascoigne said. Taylor guided England to the 1992 European Championship, but the team was eliminated at the first stage, setting the tone for the rest of his time with the national team. After England lost 2-1 to Sweden in its final game at Euro 92, The Sun tabloid trashed Taylor with the headline: 'Swedes 2 Turnips 1.' Taylor's head was superimposed on a turnip, a caricature that led to the manager becoming known harshly as 'Turnip Taylor.' 'It hurts and that's what really, really annoys me,' Taylor recalled in a 2012 BBC documentary. 'They have no recognition about how much it hurts you. They think you don't care. 'And those people that know it hurts you, they put the knife into you so it hurts you even more.' Taylor's decision to grant behind-the-scenes access to a television crew for the qualifying campaign for the 1994 World Cup backfired when the extent of the strain of the job was exposed. In 'The Impossible Job,' Taylor was filmed complaining about a refereeing decision during a qualifier against the Netherlands, telling the linesman: 'Tell your mate he's just cost me my job.' Reflecting later on his shortcomings in the England job, Taylor said: 'I am not bitter. I am just disappointed in myself.' The failure to reach the 1994 World Cup in the United States was a blot on Taylor's accomplishments in management after a modest playing career ended at age 28 due to a hip injury. Having already become the youngest person to attain a full Football Association coaching badge, Taylor was able to move straight into management with Lincoln after playing for the team. After winning the fourth tier, Taylor moved south to Watford. With the boardroom backing of John, Taylor guided Watford from the fourth division to the first division (then the top tier), an FA Cup final and European competition in five years from 1978. John then allowed Taylor to move to Aston Villa, where he secured promotion to the top-flight and a second-place finish in 1990. He returned as club management after his England management, taking Watford back into the Premier League and enjoying one final spell at Villa before leaving the dugout for good in 2003. He was a regular commentator on matches in recent years for BBC radio. He is survived by wife Rita and daughters Joanne and Karen. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

National artist Virgilio Almario elected NCCA chair

MANILA, Philippines — The Board of Commissioners of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts has chosen poet, literary historian and national artist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

National Artist Virgilio Almario is new NCCA chair

National Artist Virgilio Almario is new NCCA chair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Couple dies in road mishap

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A couple died when their motorcycle crashed into a road repair project along the national highway in Barangay Caguilingan in C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Poe family rejects transfer of FPJ’s remains to LNMB

Sen. Grace Poe continues to reject proposals for the transfer of the remains of her late father, National Artist Fernando Poe, Jr. or “FPJ,’’ to the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB)......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

National Digital Arts Awards taps graphic artist to inspire more young artists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 December) &'8212; In a bid to inspire more young artists, an award giving body on the digital arts has tapped a graphic who is making waves in social media. The National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA), launched by Globaltronics, is th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2016

Tennis Hall of Fame member Gardnar Mulloy dies at 102

STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer   MIAMI (AP) — Gardnar Mulloy, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who won 129 U.S. national titles and played competitively into his 90s, has died at age 102. The longtime Miam.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

National artist na si Rio Alma papalitan ni Freddie Aguilar sa KWF

National artist na si Rio Alma papalitan ni Freddie Aguilar sa KWF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

‘Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage’ exhibit opens

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines are holding an exhibit of the late National Artist Salvador Bernal’s works dubbed as “Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Dog dies while mountain climbing

Caio, the golden retriever, joined his master in a series of adventures. Together they climbed Mt. Calaguas, Mt. Sambrano, Mt. Talamitam, Minalungao National Park......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

VIDEO | National Artist BenCab's first children's book is out, and you can buy 1, donate 2!

VIDEO | National Artist BenCab's first children's book is out, and you can buy 1, donate 2!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 1st, 2016

Steele, artist in Death March, dies -

Steele, artist in Death March, dies -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

BILLINGS, Mont. — Ben Steele's hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist's memory of scenes from his home in Montana......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 26th, 2016

National artist at KWF Chairman Virgilio S. Almario pagkakalooban ng Honoris Causa ng UE

IPAGKAKALOOB ng University of the East ang titulong Honoris Causa, Doktor sa Panitikan, sa Tagapangulo ng Komisryon sa Wikang Filipino at Pambansang Alagad ng Sining Virgilio S. Almario sa 20 Setyembre 2016, Conference Hall ng UE, Maynila. Kumuha si Almar.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-od to receive National Living Treasures Award

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to award the country's oldest tattoo artist "Whang-od" or Maria Oggay, the "Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) or the National Living Treasures Award......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 19th, 2016

Remembering Franz Arcellana (Part 2)

Now I like to share my experience in the selection of Franz as National Artist (1990). I was then chair of the literary arts committee under a subcommission of the arts headed by Eddie Romero in the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). In .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 17th, 2016

Tony Mabesa and the elusive National Artist Award

Multifaceted theater and film artist Dennis Marasigan mentioned several people who participated in the plays of Dulaang UP (University of the Philippines) in its tradition to invite professional actors to work with students—Barbara Perez, Vic Varga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

Man dies in Cagayan road mishap

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines - A man died while another was injured when a motorcycle collided with a tricycle along the national highway in Sitio Samok-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Artist’s sketch of prime suspect in Davao bombing

The Philippine National Police has released an artist's sketch of the prime suspect in the Roxas night market bombing in Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 7th, 2016