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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 pic.twitter.com/8z4BJrXQJq — Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) January 26, 2018 Watch some of the game's biggest moments here:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative. Kuala Lumpur’s previous regime, led by scandal-mired Najib Razak, had warm ties with China and signed a string of deals for Beijing-funded projects,… link: Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Hong Kong s behind-closed-doors gay weddings

HONG KONG, China  – It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possible – tying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong. Apprehensive about holding a wedding ceremony in the socially conservative city a year after they signed marriage papers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Rondina, Gervacio banner Pinays in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

The Philippines will be pinning its hopes on four women's pairs including that of high-flying University of Sto. Tomas standout Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio in the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open set to open later this week at the Sands SM By The Bay.  Leading the charge for the host team is Rondina, a three-time UAAP beach volleyball champion and a member of the national squad that saw action in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Singapore with Bernadeth Pons. Other Filipinas competing are sand court veterans Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, two-time BVR national champions Karen Quilario and Lot Catubag, and wildcard entries DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia. A slew of talented international players vying for tournament points are arriving Thursday.        Paraguay's Michelle Amarilla, who with Gabriela Filippo battled with the legendary United States pair of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the first knock-out round of the 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships, will banner the 16-pair women's cast.       The highest rated team in the field, Amarilla will have Erika Bobadilla as her partner in the competition which the Philippines is making its hosting debut. The Paraguayans hope to bounce back in Manila after the duo failed to make it to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Malaysia Open semifinals in Langkawi last Sunday.      Ayumi Kusano, who played for Japan that won the Spike for Peace beach volleyball crown in 2015 at the Philsports Arena with Akiko Hasegawa, will return for another run at glory, this time with her partner Takemi Nishibori.      The young Netherlands pair of Katja Stam and Julia Wouters, who lost to Russia’s Ksenia Dabizha and Daria Mastikova in the women’s gold medal match of the Malaysia Open last Sunday, will also be worth-watching in the $10,000, one-star tournament.      Another player to watch out in the Manila Open is Lindsey Fuller, the 2014 US NVL Most Improved Player who will be paired with Kaley Melville for United States.      In the men's division, Austria’s Simon Fruhbauer and Jorg Wutzl, who earned their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal at the Malaysia Open last Sunday at the expense Russia’s Petr Bakhnar and Taras Myskiv, will be the tandem to watch out.      The Austrian pair has been playing together since 2016.      Silver medalists Bakhnar and Myskiv will also be here in Manila along with Germany's Paul Becker and Eric Stadie, who lost to Thailand's I. Nuttanon and P. Sedtawat in the bronze medal match in Langkawi Open last weekend.      The highest-rated team in the men's division is Sweden's Martin Apprelgen and Simon Boman, who placed ninth in Langkawi.         Among those early arrivals is Israel, which split its four tune-up sets with Filipinos James Pecaña and KR Guzman, and Ranran Abdilla and Edwin Tolentino Monday night.  Israel is among the 16 teams vying for four men's slots in the main draw.             BVR national champions Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte and Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto complete the men's cast.      The competition will commence with the men's division qualifiers on Thursday and before moving into the main draw for women and men on Friday. The round of 12 and the quarterfinals are scheduled on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Tom nixes pressure to tie the knot with Carla

  Tom Rodriguez said his relationship with his girlfriend, Carla Abellana, is "on the right track" toward marriage. "I don't want to have other people pressuring us on when it should happen. But I can say that I'm with the right person," he said at a recent press conference for GMA 7's "The Cure." "I'm doing everything so we can reach that goal soon." The Kapuso star added: "If you look at the word 'partner' in my dictionary, her name will be there. She's the definition of it," he said.---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Tom nixes pressure to tie the knot with Carla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Tie the Knot at Balesin

This morning, we got a peak at Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford's wedding setup in Balesin. After just a few hours, the couple has tied the knot in front of their friends and family. Coleen wore a beaded Galia Lahav gown while Billy wore a brown suit. Can we also take some time to appreciate the gorgeous flowers that surrounded the entire venue. A post shared by Carmela Brosas (@kbrosas) on Apr 20, 2018 at 3:03am PDT To complement their color scheme, the entourage wore teal-colored dresses or ties. Including their flower girl, Scarlet Snow Belo who looked too cute. Before the ceremony, Coleen got some help getting dressed from her maid of honor, and cous...Keep on reading: Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Tie the Knot at Balesin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies reminisce about their love story in wedding video

While looking at the sunset with the waves crashing in front of them, newlyweds Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies took the time to reminisce about their love story. Go and Spies looked visibly happy a day before their nuptials, as seen in their wedding video released by Treehouse Story today. Feeling relieved, they managed to work out all obstacles that came their way. Go said then of her soon-to-be husband, "The first time I met you, I knew it. I was like 'Okay, this is the guy I'm gonna marry.'" When asked if he would cry at the big moment, Spies answered, "Definitely," adding that he was both "nervous and excited" as the hours drew near for them to tie the knot. Indeed,...Keep on reading: WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies reminisce about their love story in wedding video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding

After getting engaged last year, Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies have tied the knot in Boracay. A post shared by Jaja Samaniego (@jajasamaniego) on Apr 18, 2018 at 5:29am PDT The aisle that she walked down was decorated with pastel-colored flowers, feathers, and candles. Above the outdoor venue hung strings of flowers and white paper decorations. Rachelle wore a backless gown with lace sleeves and beaded embellishments by her brother Oz Go. Mark looked sharp in a gray suit and blue tie. At the reception, Rachelle changed into another gown by Oz. It had a sweetheart neckline, thigh-high slit, an was made in a blush pink hue. This is what she wore when s...Keep on reading: Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Rachelle Ann Go marries Martin Spies in Boracay

Congratulations Mr&Mrs Spies! #GoSpies A post shared by Mark Bautista (@iammarkbautista) on Apr 18, 2018 at 2:38am PDT   Broadway singer Rachelle Ann Go has finally tied the knot with her now husband, American businessman Martin Spies.     Singer and friend Mark Bautista posted a photo on his Instagram of the two and congratulated them as they officially become husband and wife.   The two got engaged in Boracay last year.     Bautista and Go have long been friends since they started their careers in local showbiz. Both have had experiences in being cast in the London theater scene.     Ma...Keep on reading: Rachelle Ann Go marries Martin Spies in Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Conviction of Demafelis employers ‘a big step’ towards justice, says Binay

The conviction of the employers of Joanna Demafalis was a big step towards the delivery of justice, Senator Nancy Binay saidMondayas she urged the Philippine government to strengthen ties with countries where Filipinos work.   "Though Joanna's life can never be justifiably compensated, the reported conviction of her employers is a big step towards the delivery of justice," Binay said in a statement.   "Government must further strengthen the relationships that we have with the host countries (where) our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) work," she added.   The senator also stressed that OFWs "should be treated with respect and viewed as a partner in bui...Keep on reading: Conviction of Demafelis employers ‘a big step’ towards justice, says Binay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Man held for drugs admits role in Pasay hotel robbery

A 24-year-old man who was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Marikina on Saturday night admitted he was one of the gunmen who robbed some guests at Mabuhay Manor Hotel in Pasay City in January. Rene Cachila was arrested along with his brother Ricky, 31, and his brother's live-in partner Sophia Dumdum, 27, at their house on Atis Street, Barangay Nangka, at 7 p.m., according to the Marikina police chief, Senior Supt. Roger Quesada. On drug list Five sachets of "shabu" (crystal meth) were recovered from the three suspects, who were also on the city's drug watch list. While being booked for their drug case at the police station, Cachila told the Inquirer that he was one of t...Keep on reading: Man held for drugs admits role in Pasay hotel robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 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