Ricky Martin ties knot with partner Jwan Yosef

LOS ANGELES, USA – Singer Ricky Martin of "Livin' la Vida Loca" fame announced Wednesday, January 10 he has married his partner of two years, Jwan Yosef. "I'm a husband," the Puerto Rican singer told E! television without specifying the date of the wedding. "We're doing a heavy party ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 11th, 2018

Ricky’s ‘nerve-wracking proposal’ for same-sex partner

Over a year after Ricky Martin announced his engagement to partner, Jwan Yosef, the pop star revealed that he's now a married man. "I'm a husband, but we're doing a heavy party in a couple of months. We exchanged vows...signed all the papers that we needed to sign---prenups and everything," he told E! News in a recent interview. Jwan is a conceptual artist; Ricky, an avid collector. "I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. Then, I contacted him. I had no idea what he looked like. Then I saw him, and I was like, yeah. And we got engaged," Ricky said in an earlier interview with Ellen DeGeneres. The proposal, the "Livin' La Vida L...Keep on reading: Ricky’s ‘nerve-wracking proposal’ for same-sex partner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Singer Ricky Martin and Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef are engaged

Singer Ricky Martin and Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef are engaged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

Singer Ricky Martin to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef

Singer Ricky Martin to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

Fil-Am Sedrick Barefield leads the way as Utah upsets Remy Martin and Arizona State

Filipino-American Sedrick Barefield's team-high 17 points led the University of Utah Runnin' Utes to another close shave over fellow Fil-Am Remy Martin and the #21 Arizona St. Sun Devils in overtime, 80-77, at the Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Barefield wrote the final sentence of the game as he nailed a clutch free throw that put the Utes ahead by three, with 3.0 seconds left in overtime. However, the guard missed his second, which left an opportunity for Arizona State to tie but Sun Devil Trae Holder missed the game-tying heave as time expired. The 6'1" Barefield was clutch throughout the hotly-contested game, nailing a booming triple to knot things up at 69, with 5.0 seconds left in regulation. Barefield finished the game with 17 markers, including a perfect four out of four clip from downtown, along with two rebounds and two assists.  The six-footer Martin, who is part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, meanwhile ended up with 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Martin's teammate Holder was the game's top scorer with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.  Utah ties the season series with Arizona St., with the Sun Devils escaping the previous match-up with an 80-77 win in Utah. The unranked Utes' locker room was in pandemonium after taking down the 21st ranked college team in the United States. UTES TAKE DOWN NO.21 ASU!! #GoUtes — Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) January 26, 2018 Watch some of the game's biggest moments here:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Macron-Modi love on show as France courts India

NEW DELHI: French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday said he wanted his country to be India’s best partner in Europe as he started a three-day trip to the country aimed at ratcheting up security and energy ties. Macron, who was welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his traditional bear hug on his arrival late [...] The post Macron-Modi love on show as France courts India appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Crowder has season-high 22, Jazz beat Grizzlies 95-78

By CLAY BAILEY,  Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jae Crowder scored a season-high 22 points and the Utah Jazz won their fifth straight with a 95-78 victory Friday night over the Memphis Grizzlies, who have lost 16 in a row. Joe Ingles added 16 points for Utah, while Ricky Rubio had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 18 points, and Ben McLemore finished with 14. Jarell Martin contributed 13, while making only five of his 15 shots as Memphis shot 37 percent for the game. Utah never trailed in the second half and Memphis never really threatened after the early minutes of the third quarter. Memphis actually led 36-34 near the midway point of the second quarter, but was outscored 14-2 over the final 6 minutes. That allowed the Jazz to carry a 50-38 lead into the break. Crowder came off the Utah bench for 14 first-half points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4 of 7 from outside the arc as the Jazz converted 44 percent of their 3-pointers. McLemore led Memphis with 10 points as the Grizzlies were stymied by 37 percent shooting in the half. Utah extended the lead to 15 points in the third, and entered the fourth with a 71-58 advantage. TIP-INS Jazz: Donovan Mitchell, who was held to nine points in a Feb. 7 game against Memphis, managed 12 points Friday. He entered the game averaging 23.2 points in 11 games since the Feb. 7 single-digit effort. . Rudy Gobert, who entered the game averaging 21.5 points and 14.8 rebounds over the winning streak, had four points and 10 rebounds. Grizzlies: Have held the Jazz under 100 points in all of the last 28 meetings between the teams. .. JaMychal Green, who has recorded six double-doubles since the All-Star break, managed only two points and five rebounds. . Marc Gasol had nine points and 11 rebounds. . Grizzlies are now winless in 16 games this season without Tyreke Evans. Evans missed his eighth straight game with a right rib injury. UP NEXT Jazz: Face the Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday. Grizzlies: Visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Stalzer powers Petron against Generika-Ayala

MALOLOS CITY -- Lindsay Stalzer dug deep into her well of experience to power Petron to a 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Generika-Ayala Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Playing in her fifth season, Stalzer sparked a fiery uprising in the crucial stretch of the third set to tow the Blaze Spikers to another impressive victory. With the win, the Blaze Spikers tightened their hold at the lead with 5-0 win-loss card while the Lifesavers remained winless in three starts. The 32-year old Stalzer, the former Bradley University star who led Foton to a pair of PSL crowns in 2014 and 2015, registered all of her 20 points from the attack zone while her spiking partner in fellow American Hillary Hurley chipped in 11 kills, two aces and a block for 14 points. Petron controlled the spiking department, 46-31, and had more blocks, 5-3, in this match that drew a good-sized crowd and lasted for 79 minutes. “We fought back from being down and I’m very happy with the composure our team got today,” said Stalzer, the former Most Valuable Player awardee. After dominating the first two sets, Petron found itself in trouble as Generika-Ayala entered the first technical timeout with a wide lead, 8-2. The Blaze Spikers refused to quit as they pounded hard on the Lifesavers’ erratic reception and a couple of unforced errors to knot the count at 16 in the second technical timeout. Then, Stalzer took over. The Illinois-native shattered an 18-all deadlock with three sharp smashes to capture a 22-18 advantage. Remy Pala joined the scoring parade with a running hit from the right wing followed by a block kill to rip the game wide-open, 23-19. Symone Hayden nailed 14 points while Darlene Ramdin and Angeli Araneta contributed 10 markers apiece for the Lifesavers, who are still in their quest for their first win under the mentorship of Sherwin Meneses and Parley Tupaz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK --- The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre. A handful of companies have ended discount programs with the NRA as the group aggressively resists calls for stricter gun control after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The moves came as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members on its website. #BoycottNRA was trending on Twitter. Members of the NRA have access to special offers from partner companies on its website, ranging from life insura...Keep on reading: NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

The evolution of Sandino Martin

First things first: Sandino Martin is not in any way related to celebrities surnamed Martin, neither to Carmi Martin nor to Ricky Martin, and definitely not.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Jon Jon Briones, Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez on ‘Versace’ roles

(First of two parts) LOS ANGELES---"'Versace' miniseries is the first great show of 2018," New York Post critic Robert Rorke raved about FX Networks' "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." Rorke added, "The performances of the leads are outstanding, but special mention must be made of (Darren) Criss, who beautifully captures (Andrew) Cunanan's ability to tell the biggest lies anyone has ever heard and literally charm the pants off anyone he sets his sights on." Rorke went so far as to say that Jon Jon Briones, who plays the Fil-Am Cunanan's father, could be a "future Emmy winner." Here's from Rorke's review: "And we get a ringside seat at the twisted Cunanan h...Keep on reading: Jon Jon Briones, Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez on ‘Versace’ roles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Film, literary stars grace ‘circles’ premiere

Respected names in Philippine show biz and literature gathered to support the premiere of Raya Martin's latest film, "Smaller and Smaller Circles." Led by TBA Studios' executive producer Fernando Ortigas and president Vincent Nebrida, the premiere was held at Greenhills Promenade Mall Cinema 6 and 7 on Dec. 2. The movie is the film adaptation of FH Batacan's acclaimed crime novel. The movie's stars Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero, Carla Humphries, Bembol Roco, Ricky Davao, Alex Medina, Junjun Quintana and Mae Paner graced the premiere, as well. "It's not a conventional movie," Buencamino said. "But it's a very interesting film for the common Filipino." National Artists f...Keep on reading: Film, literary stars grace ‘circles’ premiere.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Still alive: Teams chasing World Cup spots through playoffs

A look at the lineup of teams in the intercontinental and European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia: ___ em> strong>EUROPEAN PLAYOFFS (matches to be confirmed) /strong> /em> strong>ITALY /strong> Four-time world champion Italy will be favored to qualify no matter which opponent it faces, yet the Azzurri aren't in top form after four discouraging results — a 3-0 loss to Spain, slim 1-0 wins over Israel and Albania, and a 1-1 draw with Macedonia. However, the expected returns from injury of center forward Andrea Belotti and veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi could provide a boost. The playoff outcome will likely determine the future of Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura. Milan's San Siro or Palermo's Renzo Barbera stadium are being considered to host the home leg of the playoff. strong>CROATIA /strong> Croatia finds itself in familiar territory. Led by playmaker Luka Modric and other high-profile players in Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic, the Croatians faced the same hurdle before the 2014 tournament in Brazil, eliminating Iceland 2-0 on aggregate. In this campaign, Croatia was on course to qualify automatically from the first place before two poor results — a 1-0 loss in Turkey and a 1-1 draw at home to Finland. Those results cost coach Ante Cacic his job. Under new coach Zlatko Dalic, Croatia won a needed 2-0 victory at Ukraine to seal a playoff spot behind Iceland. strong>SWITZERLAND /strong> Switzerland was perfect in World Cup qualifying for more than one year: Nine games, nine wins. Now coach Vladimir Petkovic must lift his players after a 2-0 loss in Portugal on Tuesday sent them to the playoffs, where the best runner-up record counts for little except being seeded. The Swiss have a reputation for being an efficient team in group-stage games that falls just short against good opponents in elimination games. They lost to Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, and Poland at Euro 2016. Their opponents next month are likely to be below that class, and Petkovic can expect that forward Breel Embolo — a substitute in Lisbon — will be fully fit after a one-year injury absence. strong>DENMARK /strong> There's a chance Denmark could face neighbor Sweden, which denied the Danes a spot in the 2016 European Championship by winning their playoff. Christian Eriksen is the undoubted star of the Denmark team, the playmaker having been one of the best players in the English Premier League over the last two years and scoring eight times from midfield in qualifying. Denmark was second to Poland in its group, only missing out on automatic qualification in the final round. strong>GREECE /strong> Reaching the playoffs came as a relief for Greece's players and coach Michael Skibbe following an embarrassing qualification campaign for Euro 2016, when the team was twice beaten by the Faeroe Islands and finished last in the group. An obdurate defense was again the key to earning a runner-up spot, nine points behind Belgium, with Skibbe struggling to find stability in midfield and a strike partner for Kostas Mitroglou. The German coach may look forward to the development of 21-year-old Tassos Donis, who provided some badly needed pace in midfield, as well as the talents of the Portuguese-born Carlos Zeca. strong>SWEDEN /strong> Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist says he'd prefer to not play Italy or Scandinavian archrival Denmark and would rather face Croatia or Switzerland. Sweden, for example, has never beaten Italy in the last 17 years. Sweden finished behind France in its group, but ahead of the Netherlands, in its first qualifying campaign without retired striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Marcus Berg has replaced Ibrahimovic as Sweden's leading striker and scored eight times in the qualifying. strong>IRELAND /strong> This will be Ireland's ninth time in the playoffs for a major tournament. The Irish have progressed on three occasions, with their most high-profile failure coming against France in the playoffs for the 2010 World Cup when Thierry Henry clearly handled the ball in the build-up to the crucial goal. In the final round of group play, Ireland beat Wales in Cardiff in a virtual playoff for the playoffs. Coach Martin O'Neill's counterattacking tactics worked perfectly in that 1-0 win and it would be no surprise if he does the same in the playoffs. strong>NORTHERN IRELAND /strong> After reaching the knockout stage at Euro 2016, the Northern Irish continued their rise in international soccer by finishing runner-up behind Germany in their group. They have never been to back-to-back major tournaments. There's no chance of a potentially spicy match against neighbor Ireland, as both are set to be among the non-seeded teams after the seedings are confirmed on Monday. ___ em> strong>INTERCONTINENTAL PLAYOFFS /strong> /em> strong>HONDURAS vs. AUSTRALIA /strong> Both countries have been regulars in recent World Cups, with Honduras looking to make it for a third straight tournament and Australia seeking a fourth in a row. Los Catrachos — as the Honduras national team is nicknamed — were squeezed out of an automatic place in Russia by Panama, which scored a late winner in a dramatic denouement to qualifying in the CONCACAF region. Asian Cup champion Australia had its chances to qualify directly, but failed to capitalize on a glut of scoring chances in the last group game against Thailand and ended up finishing in third spot behind Japan and Saudi Arabia. The Socceroos then beat Syria 2-1 after extra time to clinch the two-legged Asian playoff, but only after Syria hit the post with a free kick in the last moments of the second leg. The Australians were most recently in an inter-confederation playoff in 2006, when they ousted Uruguay over two legs. strong>PERU vs. NEW ZEALAND /strong> On New Zealand's side is a more recent appearance at the World Cup — going through the group stage in 2010 unbeaten but still being eliminated — and a first taste of Russia by qualifying for the Confederations Cup in June. But more than a 100 places separate New Zealand and Peru in the FIFA rankings. While New Zealand is at No. 113, Peru has surged to 12th as it chases a first visit to the World Cup since 1982. Peru claimed fifth place in the tough South American qualifying group to set up the intercontinental play-off that will be played over two legs on Nov. 6 and 14. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Arts & Leisure: A defense of the everyday bow tie

TO BE blunt about it -- to knot together a tidy truth about neckwear -- there are three types of bow tie guys in this world: The absolutists, who proudly wear nothing but bow ties; the innocents, who know not how to tie one; and the dabblers, some of whom are out to play now......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 7th, 2017

Glaiza de Castro and Kristoffer Martin renew ties with GMA Network

Glaiza de Castro and Kristoffer Martin renew ties with GMA Network.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2017

Trump’s Indonesian partner open to helping with US ties

Trump’s Indonesian partner open to helping with US ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

Bangs Garcia ties the knot with Lloydi Birchmore

Bangs Garcia ties the knot with Lloydi Birchmore.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 24th, 2017

Rufa Mae Quinto ties the knot with Trevor Magallanes

Rufa Mae Quinto ties the knot with Trevor Magallanes.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Ricky Martin announces engagement ahead of Las Vegas show

Ricky Martin announces engagement ahead of Las Vegas show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

AlDub ties the knot

AlDub ties the knot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

US remains top PH ally – Yasay

The United States (US) will remain the most important partner for the Philippines even as President Duterte improves ties with China, his Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said ahead of the Filipino leader’s trip to Beijing......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 14th, 2016