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The return of Bon Jovi

Ours is now a hip-hop world and it has become more and more difficult for rock music to make the charts or to be frank about it, to sell......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 13th, 2018

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

By Mauricio Saverese, Associated Press SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has all four of Portugal's goals in its two games, many of the biggest names are off to a shaky start. No one has had rougher treatment from the opposition than the world's priciest player, Neymar. During Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland, the 26-year-old was fouled 10 times, the highest number on a single player in a single match since the 1998 World Cup, when England's Alan Shearer took 11 challenges against Tunisia. Overall, Switzerland fouled Brazil 19 times , with little intervention from the referee, and it worked — especially on Neymar. Brazilians suggested their opponents were too violent; Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes thinks Neymar has another problem. "He just falls too much," Fernandes said after the game in Rostov-on-Don. "Out of these 10, only seven or eight were fouls. We have to stop their star, and he is the star." Neymar felt the effects of the Swiss strategy long after Sunday's match ended, limping out of training Tuesday as he continues to recover from a foot injury he picked up before the tournament. He trained Wednesday and was confirmed as a starter for the match against Costa Rica on Friday. Superstar Lionel Messi did face heavy marking too, but he also had two uninspired performances for Argentina, which is now on the verge of early elimination after a 3-0 defeat against Croatia. Throughout the matches against Iceland and Croatia, disciplined defenders and midfielders stopped Messi from making his famous runs and getting one-on-one chances. Against Iceland, Messi saw his penalty spot kick saved by goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, and the game ended 1-1. Against Croatia, he crumbled with the rest of the team, which now desperately needs to beat Nigeria in the last round of group stage to have a chance of advancing to the next phase. "Messi is human," Aguero said after the Iceland match. "Sometimes things happen for a reason. We need to be with him. This was a bad day, but he can decide a match at any given moment. Hope he is better against Croatia." Croatia was taking note. "You can't stop him with one player, you have to defend like a team. You saw that with Iceland," defender Dejan Lovren said ahead of the Argentina clash late Thursday. Egypt striker Mohamed Salah set a Premier League scoring record for Liverpool and held all the hopes for a deep run by the Pharaohs in their return to the World Cup, until he injured his shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final in a clash with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, of Spain. Salah sat out the opening 1-0 loss to Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, with coach Hector Cuper hoping to have him fit for Egypt's second match, against Russia. He made his World Cup debut in St. Petersburg and scored from the penalty spot, but only after the hosts led by three goals, and his mobility was clearly affected. He barely touched the ball in the first half and avoided physical contact with Russian defenders during the entire game, and Egypt was eliminated with one match left to play. Ronaldo isn't entirely alone in starting strong. Diego Costa has three of Spain's four goals, Harry Kane has both of England's, and Luka Modric scored one goal and set up the other in Croatia's 2-0 win over Nigeria. And there's plenty of time for others to turn things around. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old striker at the center of the second-most expensive transfer in history, managed just one chance in France's 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan, but scored Thursday against Peru in front of an empty net. His famous runs and dribbles, however, were blocked by Australia's physical game. It's early, and the tournament has seen plenty of stellar play from lesser-known players, but many of the star scorers have work to do......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

RITUAL FOR PEACE

A Higaonon tribal leader performs “singampo,” a ritual purposely asking the “Magbabaya” (Creator) to protect them and their children and to hasten their return to their community, on Monday, June 19, in Cagayan de Oro City. (More...) (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

PNP Assures Safety of Joma Upon Return to PH for Peace Talks

Authorities are ready to provide protection to Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison in case he decides to return to the country in August for peace talks with the Philippine government. In a press briefing Wednesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said the PNP will provide […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News12 hr. 49 min. ago

Manila concert a good reason to Panic!

Panic! At the Disco, the pop-rock band known for the catchy ditties "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," "This Is Gospel" and "Death of a Bachelor," is set to return to Manila for a concert on Oct. 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, according to local promoter MMI Live. Tickets go on sale on July 8 (call 470-2222). The one-night show is part of the American group's "Pray for the Wicked" tour, which is also the title of its sixth album, which will be released today. It's carrier single is titled "Say Amen (Saturday Night)." Led by flamboyant vocalist Brendon Urie, Panic!, which is known for experimenting with different genres---pop, rock, punk, electronic---previously performed in the...Keep on reading: Manila concert a good reason to Panic!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

WATCH: TNT Boys return to Little Big Shots

MANILA, Philippines – The talented TNT Boys are in Little Big Shots, an American talent show. In the episode scheduled for airing on Thursday, June 21 in the United States (early Friday, June 22 in the Philippines), the boys — Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiefer Sanchez —performed their version of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News15 hr. 16 min. ago

Digong to ex-mayor: ‘I will really kill you!’

“PATAYIN talaga kita.” President Rodrigo Duterte thus reiterated his threat to kill former Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog if he would return to the country even after getting implicated in the illegal drug trade. Duterte repeated the threat while in Iloilo City, his first visit to the Western Visayas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News15 hr. 28 min. ago

Meet the 2018 World Cup All-Pogi Starting XI

The members of the World Cup All-Pogi Starting XI are not necessarily the starters in their respective teams.  This is a different kind of Starting XI. The kind that makes viewers want to stay plastered to their screens not just for the goals, but for those brief moments of close-ups that make the wait worth it. Our Pogi Starting XI follows the classic 4-4-2 formation. These fine fellas bring the “beautiful” to the beautiful game. Here we go.   GOALKEEPER Alphonse Areola, FRA   🇫🇷🆚🇵🇪 📍Ekaterinburg Arena 🕔 17h @equipedefrance #FRAPER #fiersdetrebleus A post shared by Alphonse Areola (@areolaofficiel) on Jun 21, 2018 at 12:19am PDT He may be the third choice keeper for Les Bleus but this 25-year-old, 6’3” Frenchman born to Filipino parents is definitely first in our hearts.   DEFENDER Gerard Pique, ESP   Focus A post shared by Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) on Dec 4, 2017 at 10:45am PST If Shakira thinks he’s hot, who are we to say otherwise?   William Ekong, NGA   End of a good camp with the @ng_supereagles. We keep working and improving. Thanks everyone for your support 🇳🇬🦅🙏🏽 A post shared by William Troost-Ekong (@wtroostekong) on Mar 28, 2018 at 8:32am PDT Ekong has Dutch and Nigerian ancestry and the 6’3” centre back’s fine mix of physical attributes from both sides of his family tree is more than evident.   Ramin Rezaeaian, IRN   ٨٠ ميليون نفر،يك ملت،يك ضربان قلب.. همه براي تيم ملي ايران ❤️🇮🇷🇮🇷🙏 80 milion people, One Nation, One Heart Beat.. Iran ❤️🇮🇷🙏i A post shared by Ramin Rezaeian (@raminrezaeian) on Jun 11, 2018 at 11:07am PDT Mr Rezaeaian owns the Derek Zoolander-approved Blue Steel 100%, and then some.    Gotoku Sakai, JPN   新しいスパイクを履いていいトレーニングできてます👍 #HereToCreate #X18 #スプリントスパイク #createdwithadidas A post shared by GotokuSakai_official (@sakai_go1123) on Jun 6, 2018 at 5:31am PDT Describing Gotoku-san as kawaii doesn’t even cut it. He’s an American-born Japanese right back and he definitely stands out among the Blue Samurai.   MIDFIELDER Isco, ESP   2️⃣2️⃣🇪🇸😍 A post shared by Isco Alarcon Suarez (@iscoalarcon) on Jun 8, 2018 at 11:07am PDT Isco, full name Francisco Roman Alarcón Suárez, rocks the millennial beard like it’s nobody’s business.    James Rodriguez, COL   El mejor café del mundo 🇨🇴✌🏼 A post shared by James Rodríguez (@jamesrodriguez10) on May 24, 2018 at 3:39pm PDT James Rodriguez? More like James Reid. James is your college crush that never seems to age. Andre Silva, POR   É sempre uma honra ter a oportunidade de representar @portugal! Unidos lutaremos pelo nosso objectivo #ConquistaOSonho A post shared by André Silva (@andresilva9) on May 17, 2018 at 1:32pm PDT Boyish good looks? Check. Eyebrows to die for? Check. Until you see his pool-side photos on Instagram. Who you calling a boy?   Makoto Hasebe, JPN   MHSC (Makoto Hasebe Sports Club) 一昨日は藤枝校と浜松校の交流戦を行いました。開校以来、子どもたちの成長するスピードに驚いています。そして子どもたちが楽しんでいる姿が何よりも嬉しいです。特別講義を傾聴する子どもたちのキラキラした目をみて改めて頑張ろうと思えた素晴らしい時間でした。 #mhsc #fujieda #hamamatsu #藤枝 #浜松 #藤枝総合運動公園サッカー場 #素晴らしい環境 #来年度の新しい校舎開校に向けて生徒もコーチングスタッフも募集しています #puma #長谷部誠 A post shared by 長谷部誠 Makoto Hasebe (@makoto_hasebe_official) on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:14pm PST That smile alone can net him a starring role in a Japanese telenovela   FORWARD Cristiano Ronaldo, POR   Parabéns meu querido filho! Estas a ficar um homem!👏🏽8️⃣🎂❤️ A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38am PDT A virtual lock not only for the Pogi Starting XI but also for the Pogi Hall of Fame.   Radamel Falcao, COL   Vamos a defender esta camiseta con el 💯 % de nuestras fuerzas, energías y capacidad. 🇨🇴 // we are going to fight for this colors with all our energy, strength and ability. A post shared by Falcao (@falcao) on Jun 13, 2018 at 2:40pm PDT He chopped off his lustrous locks for a trendy ‘short at the sides and longer at the top’ cut and the transformation is akin to Jon Bon Jovi shedding the glam-rock hair in the 90’s. Or long hair, short hair, we don’t care.   MANAGER Herve Renard - MAR Monsieur cuts a dashing figure in the touchline with his sun-kissed locks and striking blue gaze. Reminds one of an old-school Hollywood movie star, a classic European playboy or a striking yet dangerous Bond villain. Catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 28 min. ago

Bongbong Marcos eyes return to Malacañang as Philippine president - Rappler

Bongbong Marcos eyes return to Malacañang as Philippine president - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News21 hr. 49 min. ago

Bongbong mulls returning to Malacañang as president

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is eyeing a return to Malacañang, more than three decades after his dictator father was ousted from office—this time as the country’s president......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Joma Sison to Duterte: Let’s get peace talks going

Communist leader Jose Ma. Sison wants peace negotiations to resume and is prepared to return to the Philippines for formal talks if the comprehensive agreement on social and economic reforms are completed and mutually approved......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Joma won t return to PH in August

Joma won t return to PH in August.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Russia beats Egypt to close in on last 16 slot

SAINT PETERSBURG -- Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. The post Russia beats Egypt to close in on last 16 slot appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Cavs head to draft clueless about LeBron’s future

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month. James, Cleveland.com reported, has been in touch with the team through his representatives. However, James himself is not certain whether he will return to Cleveland, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Palace: No confirmation on Joma Sison s return to Philippines

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the information about Sison's alleged plan to come home remains unverified......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Report: Gregg Popovich meets with Kawhi Leonard

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich met with Kawhi Leonard in San Diego on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in the hopes of repairing the franchise's fractured relationship with their disgruntled star, Yahoo! Sports reported. NBA.com's David Aldridge confirmed the report. Source confirms reports that Gregg Popovich met in San Diego tonight with Kawhi Leonard. First direct communication between the two since Leonard’s trade demand Friday. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 20, 2018 ESPN initially reported that Popovich was flying to California to meet with Leonard before Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) Draft before amending its report to indicate the meeting had taken place on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Leonard played just nine games in a bizarre season in which he fell out with the Spurs. Despite being cleared to return by the Spurs -- notoriously cautious with injuries -- Leonard continued to rehab and seek outside opinions. The saga reached its apex last week as multiple outlets reported that Leonard had indicated to the Spurs that he prefers to be traded rather than continue playing for the team that traded for him during the 2011 draft and hoped to build around him in the wake of Tim Duncan's retirement in 2016. Leonard is reportedly angry with the Spurs for mishandling the injury. In particular, ESPN reported that Leonard is "irate" over public comments from Popovich and teammate Tony Parker as his absence wore on. Leonard, a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 16.2 points in those nine appearances as the Spurs failed to win 50 or more games for the first time since the abbreviated 1998-99 season. It was a disappointing follow-up to his career season in 2016-17, in which he averaged 25.5 points to establish himself as arguably the best two-way player in the NBA. Leonard is under contract for two more seasons but can exercise a player option to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. According to ESPN, Leonard will let teams interested in trading for him that he intends to play in Los Angeles, preferably for the Lakers, when he becomes a free agent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Top Japanese banks express support of Philippine “samurai bonds” following DoF meeting

TOP JAPANESE BANKS have expressed their interest in participating in the Philippines’ return to the yen debt market following their meeting with the Finance department in Tokyo. In a statement sent to journalists yesterday, the Department of Finance (DoF) said that Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III met with officials of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., […] The post Top Japanese banks express support of Philippine “samurai bonds” following DoF meeting appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Joma Sison declares he won’t return to PH, blames Duterte for ‘upsetting’ peace talks schedule

EXILED Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Wednesday said he would not return to the Philippines in August following President Rodrigo Duterte’s “upsetting” of the negotiating panels’ schedule. “[My return] cannot be in August anymore because Duterte has upset the work schedule of the panels by canceling the resumption of the [...] The post Joma Sison declares he won’t return to PH, blames Duterte for ‘upsetting’ peace talks schedule appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Bitag Media has yet to return P60M to DOT — Puyat

Contrary to its earlier promise, Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. has not yet returned to the Department of Tourism (DOT) the P60 million it received for advertising placements, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday. It has already been more than a month since lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, legal counsel of resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, announced that Bitag Media would return the money to the DOT. "It has not yet been returned," Puyat said in the regular Kapihan sa Manila Bay news forum on Wednesday when asked if the advertising funds have been returned. READ:Bitag Media to return P60M pay for DOT ad placements -- lawyer Teo, the biological sister of ...Keep on reading: Bitag Media has yet to return P60M to DOT — Puyat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Blatche commits to Asiad

Former NBA center Andray Blatche said the other day he’s committed to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games in Indonesia on Aug. 18-Sept. 2 but will take a short break to go back to the US after the third window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup then return… link: Blatche commits to Asiad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018