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New K-drama Miss Hammurabi zooms in on ordinary people

Miss Hammurabi ' will focus on the stories of desperate ordinary people. The story will center on three judges with completely different perspectives. Go A-ra plays a rookie judge while Kim My.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesMay 24th, 2018

Go Ara shares feelings about wrapping up ‘Miss Hammurabi’

Lead star of "Miss Hammurabi" Go Ara expressed her feelings after shooting the recently-ended series. Singles Magazine released photos of the actress alongside with a sneak peek from an interview. In the photoshoot, she experimented with the latest beauty trends and wore fake freckles with orange eye makeup, complementing her wavy light brown hair. Speaking to the publication, she said she is thankful to people around her that she has been able to be an actress for the last 15 years. Go took on the role of Park Cha Oh-reum in the JTBC hit drama series about young, competent men and women entering a society filled with old experienced people. They challenge them and win all, ...Keep on reading: Go Ara shares feelings about wrapping up ‘Miss Hammurabi’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

What not to miss in Sham Shui Po, the other side of Hong Kong

Dubbed as "Asia's World City," Hong Kong is famous for its towering skyscrapers, modern infrastructure, and state-of-the-art facilities. People from all over the world flock to this megacity to experience luxury: shopping, dining and entertainment. It is safe to say that it's not cheap to travel Hong Kong. But this former British colony is not devoid of the "ordinary." For people who are budget-conscious and looking to experience the raw Hong Kong style of living back in the day, look no further because only a few stations away from Tsim Sha Tsui on the MTR (mass transit railway) is a district called Sham Shui Po. Previously overlooked because of its reputation of being "shabby" and "...Keep on reading: What not to miss in Sham Shui Po, the other side of Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Infinite’s L earns praise for role in ‘Miss Hammurabi’

  Infinite's L, who played the male protagonist in the TV drama "Miss Hammurabi", was featured in the fashion magazine Singles which released photos Thursday. In an interview with the magazine, L, whose offstage name is Kim Myung-soo, said, "I received a lot of compliments for my recent TV drama work, but in my eyes I have a lot to improve on." He said it had been a great experience to focus on acting for five months. "To explain it in a gaming way, I think 'L' is at a level to some degree but Kim Myung-soo as an actor has only just finished the game tutorial," Kim said, adding that he wants to build up his acting ability. The drama "Miss Hammurabi" is a series where...Keep on reading: Infinite’s L earns praise for role in ‘Miss Hammurabi’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Making sense of Cousins move to the Warriors

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst This was, originally, a Twitter thread. And then, I thought: well, that’s stupid. It’s a column. Write it. But, do it in Twitter form ... ‘cause that’s what the millennials like! So, here goes: - In free agency, multiple things that seem contradictory can be true. In the case of @boogiecousins (DeMarcus Cousins), did he not get a single offer from any of the other 29 teams (including @PelicansNBA) before he made a deal w/the @warriors on Monday? Long thread, including speculation, follows. - The answer could be yes & no. (Before I go further: I am not in any way questioning either Cousins -- I respect Boogie & we've always been cool -- or my dude @MarcJSpearsESPN (Marc J. Spears), one of the best journos in the game. Don't @ me later saying I did, 'cause I'm telling you I'm not.) - So, how? First, remember: everyone in the NBA had to wait on what @KingJames decided before most teams could proceed with their free agency plans; there is a ripple effect created by what superstar players w/choices like James and @Yg_Trece (Paul George) decide to do. - There are/were numerous free agents on the "next" level below guys like James, @KDTrey5 (Kevin Durant) and George, who have/had to see where the guys on the top level go before deciding on the teams they sign with, which in turn impacts players on the next level below them, and on and on. - Those decisions also impact teams. After the top FAs commit, others often find themselves scrambling to make a deal -- and after a few days out in the cold, they're often willing to sign for less than for what they initially were asking. And many teams wait for such bargains. - Second: this doesn't include other factors like the ongoing Kawhi Leonard/San Antonio Spurs situation, which directly impacts the offseason decisions of a contending team like Philly, for example -- and, obviously, San Antonio. Bottom line for all, though: it's LeBron first, then everyone else. - If James had picked @sixers or @cavs, for example, L.A.'s money commitments/roster construction for 2018-19 would obviously be different. (Most people thought James would go to L.A.; I get that. But his reps did take a meeting with the Sixers Sunday. People do change their minds.) - Anyway: the likelihood is teams told Cousins they had to wait. Or, 'all we have is the mid-level (whichever version of the mid-level exception they had available depending on space) & it's all we have until we know what the Lakers do.' Are those "offers?" Everyone seeks ambiguity in July. - So: when Cousins' reps sought concrete offers, those teams that were interested -- given that Boogie is still rehabbing -- likely said: 'we have to wait.' And even though LBJ likes Boogie's game immensely & the Lakers wanted him, I'm guessing they still were working on a number. - The Lakers cleared cap room Monday by renouncing Julius Randle and could have stretched Luol Deng to make more. But, they didn't. Maybe Cousins didn't want to wait; maybe the Lakers wanted max flexibility for '19. Whatever the reason, they didn't commit to one another when they had a chance. - What about the Pelicans? A league source says New Orleans did make a two-year offer to Cousins after he suffered his season-ending Achilles' injury -- but the offer came at the end of the Pels' season, not this past weekend. (Don't know specifics on the offer, like options, etc.) - Cousins' camp said he wanted to test the market and see what else was out there. Which was/is understandable. The Pels, not wanting to negotiate against themselves (not that they had a choice, given that Cousins was/is a UFA), didn't change their offer. - My guess: Pels' offer was lower than what an All-Star like Boogie would get or accept under normal conditions. But New Orleans wouldn't spend big $ on him for '18-19 if he was going to miss a lot of time. Golden State can wait 2-3 months for Cousins & still be a top team in the West; New Orleans can't. - So, you could say the Pelicans made him an offer (at the end of the season, but not after July 1) or didn't make him any offer at all (once free agency actually started). Both are true -- depending on your point of view. Which doesn't make anyone outside The Town happy, I know. - The ironic thing, given all the caterwauling about how unfair both life and the NBA’s rules are that allowed the Dubs to swoop in and give Cousins their taxpayer mid-level, is that we’re almost certain to repeat this drama a year from now—with a much larger pool of teams involved. - Assuming Golden State indeed is giving Cousins a one-year deal, he would be a “Non Bird” free agent for the Dubs in 2019, meaning the most the Warriors could offer him is a deal starting at 120 percent of his 2018-19 salary—about $6.36 million for 2019-20, based on the $5.3 million he’ll earn this coming season—with 4.5 percent raises annually for up to four years. - My back of the envelope math says that’s around four years, $27 million. No chance Cousins signs up for that, no matter how well things go next season. This is a one-year rental. - If Cousins gets back healthy and plays well for the Dubs, there will a lot of potential suitors lining up in 2019, many more of whom will have more cap room next summer than they do now. If he eventually helps Golden State to a ThreePeat, all to the good for the Dubs. But he’ll be back on the market in a year, looking for a nine-figure max deal. - So, stop whining, everybody. Every one of your teams could have signed Boogie, and they didn’t. Just like every one of your teams could have drafted Draymond Green in the first round of the 2012 Draft (and that includes the teams that didn’t have first-rounders that year; if you wanted him bad enough, you should have traded back into the round). - There’s a reason Boogie called the Warriors first and offered himself for the mid-level, just as there was a reason Kevin Durant turned down Brad Stevens and Riles and Doc Rivers and went to Golden State two years ago. - Get to work. Now get off my lawn. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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 NewsJul 4th, 2018

Gabby on the Eigenmanns: We aren’t the ‘baddies’ we often portray

Watching Gabby Eigenmann on TV makes me miss his dad, Ralph (aka Mark Gil), who was a good friend of mine. The plot thickens in Gabby's riveting afternoon series on GMA 7, "Contessa." His character Vito is back with a vengeance. Let the vendetta begin! Here's my chat with Gabby: What's your unsolicited advice to bachelors who are reluctant to get hitched? When you are not 100 percent sure, don't take the plunge yet. It takes a lot of maturity and effort to make marriage work. What's something people don't know about the Eigenmanns? What they see is what they get. Our family is full of drama, just like what they see on TV (laughs). But even if most of us play kontrabida roles...Keep on reading: Gabby on the Eigenmanns: We aren’t the ‘baddies’ we often portray.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to the Suns with the first overall pick. A huge cheer went up from the several thousand fans at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) for the draft party. General manager Ryan McDonough, owner Robert Sarver and coach Igor Kokoskov came out of their meeting room to watch and bask in that rare moment of sheer joy from the fans. “It was a pretty special moment for our franchise,” McDonough said. Not only that, but McDonough engineered a last-minute trade for swingman Mikal Bridges of Villanova, the 10th pick. It was a spendy move because Philadelphia demanded and got Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick. But the Suns are weary of stockpiling assets. It’s time to cash in, they figured, and did it with that trade. “We weighed the pros and cons of trading it heavily and carefully,” McDonough said. “We were only going to put it in play if we had a chance to get a special player and that’s how we feel about McKell.” All four of the Suns’ picks showed up on a crowded dais in Phoenix on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) — Ayton, Bridges, French point guard Elie Okobo (chosen 31st) and forward George King of Colorado (the 59th selection). The 7'1" Ayton towered over the others, in a white unbuttoned collared shirt and a sharp blue suit, but he looked and sounded a bit weary from the whirlwind of being the No. 1 draft pick. His only sleep lately, he said, was a couple of hours on the plane ride from New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “I’m just excited to finally get a jersey on and be able to play five-on-five again,” Ayton said. Ayton had been the frontrunner for the No. 1 pick ever since the draft lottery and any doubts were erased when he went through an individual workout with the Suns, the only team which he did so. McDonough said that Ayton’s workout “in and of itself was as impressive as I’ve ever seen in my 16 drafts in the NBA.” Ayton is seen as strictly a center, so how does he fit in the modern style of the NBA, when center plays is diminished and players are essentially interchangeable, is a question. Ayton replied that he’s no ordinary center. “I don’t like it when people think I’m just a guy down low,” he said. “They haven’t watched me shoot the basketball.” Ayton and Bridges say they got to know each other well at the college awards ceremony in Los Angeles but never figured they’d be on the same team. “It’s like I’ve known him my whole life,” Bridges said. Now comes the hard work, molding a team with Ayton, Devin Booker and Josh Jackson. A billboard of those three already has been erected downtown. The Suns, so bad for so long, seem on the brink of being relevant. “We’re very hungry,” Ayton said. “I think the great team chemistry and the work ethic that we have, especially us guys coming in, we’re going to bring it to the next level. We’ve got young lets. We can run all day. ... We can really start a winning legacy.” And Ayton is the reason for the sudden leap in optimism, even though he won’t turn 20 until next month. “I embrace it a lot,” he said of the expectations placed upon him. “Through my career I’ve always had that on my shoulder, the expectations. I represent a whole nation [Bahamas] I just do that the best that I can and just help this community start over and be the best player I can possibly be. I just want to be the best great player.” Kokoskov says Ayton possesses “a unique talent for the decades.” Ayton said he wants “to be the best person on and off the court.” Now the Suns move on to the next phase. Free agency starts July 1 (July 2, PHL time) and McDonough wants some veteran players to add to this very young core. He said the team should have $15 million to $20 million to spend. “We were aggressive last night with the picks and the trade up to get Mikal,” McDonough said. “We’re going to continue to be aggressive for the next couple of weeks in free agency. We’ve got some money to spend and we’re looking to spend it on the best players we can get.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Aging like fine wine, James shines when it matters most

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND – The first 57 seconds came near the end of the third quarter, LeBron James finally heading over to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench after logging 35 minutes – 35:03, as long as we’re counting – of intense, frantic, backs-against-the-wall elimination basketball against the Boston Celtics in Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. James took his seat with the idea of resting as much as he could, as quickly as he could. That’s about all he gets this time of year, when subbing James out of the game too often is like the Cavaliers loosening their grip on a balloon they’re blowing up but have yet to tie off. If the air went out of Cleveland’s balloon at Quicken Loans Arena, it was going to be out for months. Heck, given James’ possible departure in free agency this summer, the air might have been gone for good. “Obviously [if] I get a minute, couple minutes here per quarter, would be great. But it's not what our team is built on right now,” James said after yet another remarkable performance to keep the Cavs’ postseason alive. With what was left of the third on the game clock and how it played out, followed by the break between quarters, the Cavaliers’ star got about five minutes in real time to catch his breath. Then promptly subbed back in for the fourth. “Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays, not only for myself but make plays for others,” James said. “It's just the way we've been playing, and we've been succeeding with it. “I was able to play 46 minutes today. I got my couple minutes, I guess.” He got another 57 seconds to be exact. They were less hurried, less nervous and absolutely earned, coming as they did at the very end. When James exited for good, his work was done. The Cavs had pushed this home-dominant series to its max, with Game 7 at Boston’s TD Garden Sunday (Monday, PHL time). James’ stats line was one of those gaudy/ordinary types he has spoiled his team and NBA fans with for so many years: 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. He also had three steals and one blocked shot, racing back in the third quarter to deny Boston’s greyhound guard Terry Rozier after finishing a Cavs fast break an instant before. James went down as if shot early in the fourth, his team up 89-82; teammate Larry Nance fell into the future Hall of Famer’s right leg. But after a few tentative, anxious moments both for him and the folks in the arena, James was back to moving, pivoting and launching as if nothing had happened. “I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg,” said James, who seems to go through more histrionics and drama than the average player when he gets clobbered, without enduring the same level of injury. “I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I've seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one's leg standing straight up.” Not long after that, though, James was draining two bak-breaking three-pointers on consecutive trips, burning young Celtics forward Jayson Tatum both times from deep on the left wing. The second sent Boston scurrying into a timeout with 1:40 to go, and had James going a little primal along that far sideline, pounding his chest and hollering out. “The love of the game causes reactions like that,” James said. “Understanding the situation and understanding the moment that you're in. It was just a feeling that you can't explain unless you've been a part of it.” James has been a part of it plenty. This was the 22nd elimination game of his career, his eighth since returning to Cleveland in 2014. He is 13-9 overall and 6-2 in this Cavs 2.0 version. His production in these win-or-go-home games is unsurpassed in NBA history. James is averaging 34.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists, performing best when it matters most. That wasn’t always the case – James had some rough-shooting, high-turnover nights in elimination games early in his career. More recently, though, he’s everything you want but cannot get in a mutual fund: His past performances definitely are a guarantee of future results. “I’ve watched him play a lot of really great games, but that one’s right up there towards the top,” said Kyle Korver, Cleveland’s 37-year-old sniper. “It’s just so much heart. He wanted this game so bad. “I think he just craves those moments. He loves those moments. When the game is on the line, when the season is on the line, he’s just been rising up, and that’s what the great players do.” Iconic players like James and, before him, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the ones who block whole NBA generations from achieving their dreams, hoarding Finals appearances and championship rings for them and theirs only. Celtics Brad Stevens, young as he is, has had to gameplan against James’ greatness and ability to dominate three times in playoff series now. “Does that ever come into our minds? Yeah, every time we watch,” Stevens said. “Every time you're standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game. Special night tonight and special night in Game 4 [44 points]. I can't say enough good things about him.” At least one of James’ own teammates didn’t always feel that way. “I've been in the league for some years and ran across him on the other side and really hated his guts,” said George Hill, the former Indiana Pacers guard who never beat James in postseason basketball before joining him via trade in February. “But to have him on our side, it kind of lets me take a deep breath of fresh air. It's just something that you really can't explain what he's doing night in, night out.” The view from the Cavaliers’ side isn’t just safer, it’s illuminating for George. “Yeah, I thought the best was when he always put us out,” the veteran said. “But to actually see it when he's on your team, I can't even put it into words. Sometimes I just think, ‘How did he make that shot?’ Or ‘How did he make that move?’ Or ‘When did he see that pass?’ Just making big plays and big shots. People always list him as not a shooter, but he's making big shots down the stretch. If it's three-pointers, layups, dunks, passes, he can do it all.” James wasn’t always so complete as a player. In some of his early forays into the playoffs, critics would pounce. Passing off a potential winning shot, for example, to less-decorated teammate Donyell Marshall. Getting ousted by a savvier, saltier Celtics crew in seven games in 2008 and in six two years later. A couple years after that, though, James would return the favor with his new crew in Miami. He dropped 45 points with 15 rebounds on Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the rest right on the hallowed parquet in Game 6, then backed it up with 31 in Game 7. Now he’s tormenting a whole new set of Celtics. “Like I said, I haven't always done it in my whole career, but I've never shied away from it,” James said. “That's either making a shot or making a play. I was taught the game the right way ever since I started playing.” So it’s talent to start, fundamentals ladled onto that and then time and experience to percolate, to ferment, to ripen James into what he is now: No one to be trifled with when there’s something to be won or to be staved off. Getting a little more introspective than usual, James talked about the maturation journey he has taken since arriving on the NBA scene still a teenager in 2003. “I've embraced a lot of situations as you grow up,” he said. “I mean, I love being a husband now. Did I embrace that at 18, 19? I don't think so. “As you get older, you just grow into more things. I didn't love wine until I was 30 years old, and now every other [social media] post is about wine, National Wine Day. So you learn and you grow and you know what's best for you as you get older. That's just all of us. I think that's what being a human being is. “At 18, I don't think I'm the same player that I am today at 33, and I shouldn't be. I'm just much more seasoned.” Fifteen seasons worth and counting, aging like all that wine. That’s the guy Boston will try to put out Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Arguably the GOAT, undeniably the BLOAT, as in Best LeBron of All Time.  Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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 26th, 2018

Doncic scores 15, Dallas tops 76ers 115-112 at China Games

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 115-112 on Monday night to earn a split of the teams' NBA China Games series. Jalen Brunson had 11 points for Dallas, plus got a steal in the final seconds to help preserve the win. Dennis Smith Jr. and Dwight Powell each scored 10 for the Mavericks. Dallas' Ding Yanyuhang played the final 8:33 of the game, much to the delight of the fans in his native China. He missed the teams' matchup when the China Games began Friday because of knee soreness and finished with one point. Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia, going 11 for 16 from 2-point range — though he did miss all six of his 3-point tries. Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Redick made his first shot Monday, meaning he started 11 for 11 on the China trip. He made all 10 of his shots in Philadelphia's win over Dallas on Friday and finished 4 for 9 on Monday. There were six lead changes and two ties in the fourth quarter alone, and the game went down to the very last moment. Daryl Macon made one of two free throws with 13 seconds left to put Dallas up by two, and Brunson added a free throw following his steal to push the Mavericks' lead to three. Demetrius Jackson missed a 3-pointer at the end that would have tied it for Philadelphia. TIP-INS Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki (ankle surgery rehab) remained sidelined, though he did address the crowd pregame in Shenzhen just as he did on Friday in Shanghai. ... Doncic got called for fouling Amir Johnson on a jump ball in the second quarter. Referee Tony Brothers said Doncic swiped Johnson across the arm as they leaped to control the tap. ... Dallas used 15 players, none of them taking more than nine shots. 76ers: Philadelphia committed 70 fouls in China, 35 in each game. ... Embiid had a beautiful reverse pivot to get loose for a dunk late in the first half. Problem was, he slammed the ball into the front of the rim. ... Simmons got a first-quarter technical for flexing after a dunk. ... Philadelphia started 0 for 9 from 3-point range, before Mike Muscala connected. REDICK JEERED The booing of Redick — "polite booing," he called it earlier in this trip to China — continued every time he touched the ball. Redick appeared to use a derogatory term for Chinese people several months ago while taping part of a video where NBA players were wishing fans Happy New Year. Redick apologized quickly after the video came out and said the usage of the slur was unintentional, insisting that he was tongue-tied. HEADING HOME Both teams were flying back to the U.S. after the game. Philadelphia was hoping for a slightly quicker trip than the one that brought it to China; the 76ers had a scheduled stop for refueling in Calgary, Alberta, on the way over and wound up being on the ground for several hours because of a snowstorm. All told, it took Philadelphia nearly 22 hours to get to China. UP NEXT Mavericks: Preseason finale at home Friday against Charlotte. 76ers: Preseason complete, season opener at Boston on Oct. 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

READ: Katarina Rodriguez’s winning answer at Miss World Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Katarina Rodriguez was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 at the pageant’s coronation night on October 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena. A strong contender throughout the competition, Katarina proved to have both beauty and brains when she answered this question: There are people who believe that beauty ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Winning Luna best actor trophy ‘a huge ego boost’ for Aga

Aga Muhlach said he did not know he was nominated for best actor at the recent 36th Luna Awards.   "Imagine my surprise when I found out that I won something. People were suddenly congratulating me," the actor recalled. "I was just sitting at home chatting with my wife (Charlene Gonzalez) and friends when I got the good news."   "It's definitely a huge ego boost, but I make sure success doesn't go to my head," Aga told the Inquirer after being named best actor award at Saturday's Luna Awards ceremony held at The Plaza of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.   This is Aga's fourth award for his performance in the Cathy Garcia-Molina drama, "Seven Sunday...Keep on reading: Winning Luna best actor trophy ‘a huge ego boost’ for Aga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Julia Roberts on watching ‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway, joining TV bandwagon (Conclusion)

(Conclusion)   LOS ANGELES---In this Part Two of my column on Julia Roberts, we continue our talk on her new film, "Ben Is Back," in which she discusses her role as a mom to an opioid-addicted teen son (Lucas Hedges). The drama spotlights the opioid epidemic, especially in the US where about two million people are addicted to heroin and doctor-prescribed drugs---from Vicodin, fentanyl, morphine to codeine.   The happily married wife and mother of three, who also stars in Amazon Studios' "Homecoming," talks about her family life, as well.   Excerpts from our chat:     This movie could put a face on the opioid crisis that's happening ...Keep on reading: Julia Roberts on watching ‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway, joining TV bandwagon (Conclusion).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

‘Mad Men’ creator returns to identity theme with ‘The Romanoffs’

LONDON — “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner is back with a new television series, but while this one is set far from the 1960s world of advertising, he says the themes are much the same. “The Romanoffs” features eight contemporary drama stories about people who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family, and […] The post ‘Mad Men’ creator returns to identity theme with ‘The Romanoffs’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Pasalamat sa Katauhan hails ‘environmental champs’

By: Gail T. Momblan GOVERNMENT officials, private individuals and groups were recognized in “Pasalamat sa Katauhan” which was held during the 10th Visayas Sea Governors Summit on Sept. 28, 2018. “Pasalamat sa Katauhan,” according to the world-renowned environmental lawyer Atty. Antonio Oposa, is a ‘movement of ordinary people to recognize those who did good’. The movement is […] The post Pasalamat sa Katauhan hails ‘environmental champs’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

A woman’s lesson plan

FEW people in the business community can claim to have done much for Filipino teachers in the same way that PLDT-Smart’s Chaye Cabal-Revilla had. Besides, it is no ordinary feat to stand tall and serve as the backbone of an advocacy that honors and empowers them. Now on its 11th year is GabayGuro, the company’s [...] The post A woman’s lesson plan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Mariska Hargitay hails impact of ‘SVU’ as it marks 20 seasons

NEW YORK --- Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do. The star of the TV drama spoke as the NBC show celebrated its 20th season Thursday at the Tribeca TV Festival. Hargitay has been playing Lt. Olivia Benson from the first episode. She said she was initially drawn to the show because it was tackling issues that others weren't. "It's an incredibly progressive show, progressive idea, and really starting a conversation and taking sexual assault, domestic violence, and these issues that were traditionally swept under the carpet," Hargitay said. ...Keep on reading: Mariska Hargitay hails impact of ‘SVU’ as it marks 20 seasons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study

PARIS: More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in… link: Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study

PARIS: More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in [...] The post Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Life begins at 40 for Lea with US indie film

Singer-actress Lea Salonga broke the news in her Backstory column on Aug. 23, that she is making her big-screen comeback, since 1995's "Sana Maulit Muli," via "Yellow Rose," an indie movie by US director Diane Paragas.   As bonus, she will share the screen with another "Miss Saigon" alumna, Eva Noblezada, in the drama film. (Lea originated the role of Kim in 1989, while Eva reprised the same part in the musical's 2014 revival. They both headlined the show in London before moving to Broadway.) Lea plays the aunt of Eva, an aspiring country singer whose mother (Princess Punzalan) was deported in the film.   "Yellow Rose" is a fitting way to celebrate Lea's 40-kara...Keep on reading: Life begins at 40 for Lea with US indie film.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Rise to the occasion

Oftentimes, ordinary citizens find it difficult to understand the rhyme or reason behind government policies and directives. But the directive of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III for the Bureau of Customs to release smuggled rice to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution as relief goods to people affected by typhoon “Ompong” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Miss America ratings fall amid drop of swimsuit competition

NEW YORK --- The Miss America ceremony subtracted the swimsuit competition for the first time in its 98-year history, and subtracted one million television viewers, too. The Nielsen company said 4.34 million people watched the annual ceremony on ABC Sunday, down 19 percent from the 5.35 million viewers last year. Declining viewership has been a consistent trend for the pageant over the past few years. With Miss America now under the leadership of former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson, the swimsuits were left behind. Instead, they were replaced by onstage interviews where contestants talked about President Trump, the NFL player protests and other topics. Yet the decisi...Keep on reading: Miss America ratings fall amid drop of swimsuit competition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018