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Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018)

Baby Shark at the mall THE energetic Baby Shark craze continues on May 18, 6 p.m., at the East Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza mall. The viral “Baby Shark song” and dance is coming to the mall for an interactive performance and a meet-and-greet with the Baby Shark characters. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018)

Baby Shark at the mall THE energetic Baby Shark craze continues on May 18, 6 p.m., at the East Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza mall. The viral “Baby Shark song” and dance is coming to the mall for an interactive performance and a meet-and-greet with the Baby Shark characters. For inquiries, call 370-2597/98 or visit […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 18, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (May 11, 2018)

The Lion King THE international touring production of The Lion King has performances at the Theater in Solaire until May 27. Winner of over 70 major international theater awards, it features lyrics and music by Elton John and Tim Rice including the songs “Circle of Life” and the Oscar-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 11, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (May 4, 2018)

Comedy Manila at WMRC THE KINGS of Manila’s stand-up scene will perform at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino (WMRC) on May 5, 8 p.m. at the Hippodrome Bar and Lounge. It features acts from leading local stand-up club Comedy Manila, namely James Caraan, Anthony Andres, Red Ollero, Ryan Rems, GB Labrador, and Alex Calleja. […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 4, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (April 20, 2018)

Kiddie Summer Camp CHILDREN CAN immerse themselves in fun-filled summer workshops — ranging from coloring activities to performing arts, and kiddie combat — at Lucky Chinatown’s Kiddie Summer Camp until May 20. Each activity will be facilitated by a group that will help kids nurture interest in their chosen category. Sessions will be available both […] The post Your Weekend Guide (April 20, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (April 6, 2018)

Spectrum Fair FIRST in the lineup of Shangri-La Plaza mall’s April activities is the Spectrum Fair on April 6 to 8 at the Grand Atrium and the East Atrium. The fair includes clothes and accessories meant for travel and trips to the beach. For inquiries, call 370-2597 to 98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial. Ballet performance THE […] The post Your Weekend Guide (April 6, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (March 9, 2018)

Rex Smith returns for concert AMERICAN singer-actor Rex Smith returns for an exclusive one-night only concert entitled Broadway and Beyond on March 14, 8 p.m., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. Having performed on Broadway stages for over 30 years, the pop singer will be singing Broadway hits from The Phantom […] The post Your Weekend Guide (March 9, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (March 2, 2018)

Kinky Boots returns ATLANTIS’ production of the musical that earned every Best Musical award including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, returns with performances on March 2 to 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City. With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, and directed by Bobby Garcia, Kinky […] The post Your Weekend Guide (March 2, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (February 16, 2018)

PPO concert THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra presents the 6th concert of its 35th season, Romancing the Classics, on Feb. 16, 8 p.m., at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The evening’s repertoire includes Bedrich Smetana’s “Die Moldau (Vltava) No. 2” from Má vlast (My Country), Manuel De Falla’s “Interlude” and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

NBA viewing guide: Feb. 13-19, 2018

Don’t miss a moment of the thrilling 2017-18 NBA season. Catch your favorite teams or the biggest matchups with the help of our viewing guide for Week 18, February 13-19, PHL time. And don't forget, this week includes the annual All-Star Weekend festivities. TUESDAY, Feb. 13 8:00AM - NOP @ DET - NBA Premium 8:00AM - NYK @ PHI - BTV, NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 10:00AM - SAS @ UTA - NBA Premium (cut to live) 11:30AM - PHX @ GSW - BTV, NBA Premium (cut to live) League Pass only 8:30AM - LAC @ BKN 9:00AM - ORL @ CHI WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14 8:00AM - MIA @ TOR - BTV 9:00AM - CLE @ OKC - NBA Premium 11:30AM - SAS @ DEN - NBA Premium League Pass only 9:00AM - ATL @ MIL 9:00AM - HOU @ MIN 9:30AM - SAC @ DAL THURSDAY, Feb. 15 8:30AM - WAS @ NYK - BTV 9:00AM - LAC @ BOS - NBA Premium 9:00AM - OKC @ MEM - FOX Sports 10:00AM - PHX @ UTA - NBA Premium (cut to live) 11:30AM - GSW @ POR - FOX Sports League Pass only 8:00AM - ATL @ DET 8:00AM - CHA @ ORL 8:00AM - MIA @ PHI 8:30AM - IND @ BKN 9:00AM - TOR @ CHI 9:00AM - SAC @ HOU 9:00AM - LAL @ NOP FRIDAY, Feb. 16 9:00AM - DEN @ MIL - NBA Premium 10:00AM - LAL @ MIN - BTV, S+A, NBA Premium (cut to live) SATURDAY, Feb. 17 10:00AM - Rising Stars Challenge - BTV, S+A, NBA Premium SUNDAY, Feb. 18 9:00AM - All-Star Saturday Night - BTV, S+A, NBA Premium MONDAY, Feb. 19 9:00AM - Team LeBron vs Team Steph - BTV, NBA Premium.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch is unfinished business, says Manny Pacquiao

Over the weekend, social media went into a frenzy as Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. announced on his Instagram account that he would be coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. It was easy to shrug the news off, but then Pacquiao responded on his Instagram with a post of his own and fueling the talks of a potential rematch. As it turns out, the little Instagram back-and-forth could actually turn out to be a legitimate fight announcement.  According to Senior Ring Magazine writer Mike Coppinger, the rematch is already in the advanced stage of negotiations, with the fight being planned for Las Vegas and December 1 or December 8 as target dates. Breaking: Talks for #MayweatherPacquiao2 are in the advanced stages and it’s expected there will be contracts out this week, according to industry sources. Once finalized, the fight will likely land in Las Vegas and two target dates are Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 — Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 17, 2018  In his first interview since the interaction with Mayweather, Pacquiao basically confirmed that the fight is happening.   "Well, he’s announcing his comeback from retirement, so he wants to fight, he challenged me, he wants get my belt." Mayweather has mostly been retired since late-2015, returning to action last year for a big money super-fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. Pacquiao on the other hand, has remained active, save for a brief eight-month retirement perioid in 2016. Last July, Pacquiao captured his eleventh-world championship by defeating Lucas Matthysse for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacquiao himself confirmed that he and Mayweather are indeed in negotiation-mode, without giving away too much information.  "Right now we’re in the middle of negotiations, hoping to finalize that." Pacquiao shared with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. "Sa ngayon, pag-uusapan pa yung negotiations, we’re in the middle of negotiations, so hindi pa natin masabi kung kailan or kung ano yung exact date." "I’m always available. I’m always available for him." Pacquiao added.  @mannypacquiao says @FloydMayweather wants his belt and they will continue to discuss details of planned superfight #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/nZCOW4sByN — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 I’m always available for him . @mannypacquiao to @FloydMayweather #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/5nf01HrZz3 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 If the fight does push through, it will be a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 bout, which saw Mayweather emerge victorious via Unanimous Decision after twelve rounds.  For Pacquiao, he feels that he has some unfinished business with the unbeaten fighter, which is why he's pushing for the rematch to happen.  "Ang importante ay matuloy na para makita, para hindi unfinished business yung kaming dalawa. Para bang nanakawan tayo ng panalo and matagal na panahon ang hinintay natin." The eight-division boxing world champion is confident that he can come out with the win this time around.  "Right now, alam ko na yung gagawin ko." As far as his training is concerned, Pacquiao has yet to reveal where he'll be holding camp. For his bout against Matthysse, Pacquiao held camp in his gym in General Santos, with close friend Buboy Fernandez overseeing matters.  "Kung saan man ako mag-training, basta I’ll put myself through strict and disciplined training." the 39-year old boxer-turned-statesman said.      @mannypacquiao on @FloydMayweather as unfinished business pic.twitter.com/YiUU3gdAhI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

UAAP suspends Saturday games due to Ompong

The UAAP has announced that it will be suspending all of its events on Saturday, September 14, due to the possible effects brought by Typhoon Ompong. The games between Ateneo and FEU at 2 p.m., and Adamson versus La Salle at 4 p.m., which were supposed to be held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum will be moved at a later date. Also suspended are the women's basketball games on Saturday, between UST and La Salle at 8 a.m.; Adamson and NU at 10 a.m.; and the UAAP Chess tournament that is slated to be held this weekend.  UAAP Chess will be moved to Wednesday, September 19. Read the official announcement below: Message from UAAP Season 81 President Nilo Ocampo: After due consultation and considering what appears to be a severe weather disturbance, the UAAP deems it best for everyone's interests to cancel the basketball games tomorrow Saturday, September 15, 2018 — UAAP Sports TV (@UAAPSportsTV) September 14, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Naomi Osaka’s multimillion Adidas deal is reportedly higher than her tennis salary

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Naomi Osaka (@naomiosakatennis) on Sep 6, 2018 at 9:57pm PDT Naomi Osaka might be on her way to becoming one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. The 20-year-old won her first US Open last weekend against her idol, 23-time winner Serena Williams.… link: Naomi Osaka’s multimillion Adidas deal is reportedly higher than her tennis salary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Inflation 2018: A look at the very, very, very expensive red chili

Consumers got alarmed for the alleged price hike of red chili peppers or siling labuyo from around P150 per kilo in February to about P1,000 per kilo in previous weeks, sparking price comparisons between public markets and groceries in Metro Manila. Such reports circulated on social media over the weekend, and later anxiety on possible […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho’s wedding vows made us teary-eyed

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Martine (@martine) on Sep 10, 2018 at 12:20am PDT Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho's beautiful wedding took over our feeds last Saturday and we have the posts to prove it. But if you're still not over it, don't fret because Jason Magbanua posted a four-minute video highlighting the #MartineIsAHo weekend. The video is a mashup of clips from the pink pre-wedding dinner and the wedding ceremony itself. One of the most emotional moments were the vows, where you can clearly see Martine and the guests getting teary-eyed. "You make me laugh every day, y...Keep on reading: Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho’s wedding vows made us teary-eyed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

From Mexico, Pampanga to China... Bank, Pinoys congratulate Catriona Gray for walking NYFW runway

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray debuted  on New York Fashion Week on Friday, September 7 and as expected, the internet was abuzz after she walked the runway for formal evening wear designer Sherri Hill.  But it was a different kind of buzz over the weekend as fans of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan On reports that Sen. Trillanes may be arrested illegally

September 7, 2018. We have received reports from friends in the media that there may be an attempt to illegally arrest Sen Trillanes either tonight, or over the weekend when the Courts are closed. We call on friends and supporters who value democracy to come to the Senate and show their support for Sen. Sonny.… link: Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan On reports that Sen. Trillanes may be arrested illegally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

LOOK: UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball rosters

The UAAP season 81 basketball tournament tips off this weekend, and all eight squads of the premier collegiate athletic association in the country has unveiled their list of players. Check out the complete list below:  ADAMSON for #UAAPSeason81 Sean Manganti Jerrick Ahanmisi Jerom Lastimosa Wilfred Magbuhos Simon Camacho Jonathan Espeleta Koko Pingoy Egie Boy Mojica Kristian Bernardo Papi Sarr Keith Zaldivar Michael Macion Vince Magbuhos Wilfrey Magbuhos CJ Catapusan — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 ATENEO for #UAAPSeason81 Thirdy Ravena BJ Andrade Adrian Wong Anton Asistio Gian Mamuyac Mike Nieto Aaron Black Jolo Mendoza Isaac Go Matt Nieto William Navarro Tyler Tio Matthew Daves Raffy Verano SJ Belangel Angelo Kouame — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 FEU for #UAAPSeason81 Richard Escoto Prince Orizu Ino Comboy Axel Inigo Kimlee Bayquin Kenneth Tuffin Joseph Nunag Brandrey Bienes RJ Ramirez JR Parker Alec Stockton Arvin Tolentino Hubert Cani L-Jay Gonzales Clifford Jopia — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 LA SALLE for #UAAPSeason81 Taane Samuel Miggy Corteza Joaqui Manuel Mark Dyke Encho Serrano Aljun Melecio Kib Montalbo Jollo Go Justine Baltazar Gabe Capacio Leonard Santillan Andrei Caracut Brandon Bates — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 NU for #UAAPSeason81 Shaun Ildefonso Dave Ildefonso Rev Diputado Enzo Joson John Lloyd Clemente Issa Gaye Matthew Aquino John Galinato Medd Salim Dave Yu JV Gallego Joshua Sinclair Jonas Tibayan Mike Malonzo Troy Rike — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 UE for #UAAPSeason81 Chris Conner Mark Maloles Leo Guion Jason Varilla Shannon Gagate Jason Strait Rey Mark Acuno Wilson Bartolome Alvin Pasaol JC Cullar Jan Sobrevega Ric Gallardo Jojo Antiporda Allan Beltran Brian Lacap — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 UP for #UAAPSeason81 Bright Akhuetie Juan GDL Javi GDL JJ Espanola David Murrell Jaydee Tungcab Jarrell Lim Jun Manzo Gelo Vito Janjan Jaboneta Paul Desiderio Will Gozum Jerson Prado Pio Longa Diego Dario James Spencer — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 UST for #UAAPSeason81 Renzo Subido Embons Bonleon Steve Akomo Eric Caunan Zachy Huang Germy Mahinay CJ Cansino Ken Zamora Marvin Lee Makoy Marcos Nat Consejo Ira Bataller JM Lagumen Arnold Ando — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) September 4, 2018 Catch the UAAP season 81 as it tips off this Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Mall of Asia Arena. You can watch the opening ceremony as well as the rest of the games on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23, S+A HD channel 166, Liga, and Liga HD as well as via streaming on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap and our YouTube channel.  For more stories and updates for the upcoming basketball season, visit our dedicated UAAP section here. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Worth a thousand words: NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein details his best shots

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com Andrew Bernstein knew he wanted to be a sports photographer or maybe a documentary filmmaker. Trouble was, he recalled recently, his school at the time – the University of Massachusetts Amherst – offered courses in neither photography nor film. Not exactly a well-planned start to his chosen career. So Bernstein transferred to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. And once the native of Brooklyn stepped off the plane into 85-degree sunshine, he was hooked. Thus began a professional path that has taken him around the world, yet kept him Los Angeles-centric as the NBA’s senior photographer. A part-time job as an assistant to Sports Illustrated shooters helped Bernstein score his first NBA gig as a photographer the 1983 All-Star Game at L.A.’s famous Forum. He’d eventually serve as team photographer for the city’s Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers and Kings, but it was in his work for the NBA that Bernstein made his greatest mark. In 1986, Bernstein helped create NBA Photos as the league’s in-house licensing agency, for which he served as senior director until 2011. He chronicled Team USA through its 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic championships, and has worked 36 NBA Finals and All-Star Games. Next month, his hardcover collaboration with Kobe Bryant -- “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” -- will hit bookshelves everywhere. This week as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, the 60-year-old photographer will be honored as a recipient of the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award. To shed light on his craft and share some behind-the-scenes tales, Bernstein -- prior to heading to Springfield, Mass. -- talked with NBA.com about some of his favorite and most famous images. Come fly with him ... Details: Michael Jordan soars with several Lakers in futile pursuit at the 1988 Hall of Fame preseason game between Chicago and Los Angeles at the Springfield Civic Center. Bernstein: “It was one of those crazy moments -- in those days, I could only do one remote camera. Now I can do almost an infinite number because it’s all done by radio. But back then, you had to hard-wire into the strobe [lighting] system for the big flashes, and you could only fire one. I chose the one shooting through the glass, behind the backboard. A lot of things could have gone wrong. His hand could have been in his face. He could have been out of the frame instead of just on the edge. I could only take one shot every four seconds [with the strobe] -- it’s not like I could lean on the motor drive and then pick one frame out of 10. … But it became known as “Come Fly with Me.” It did kind of define him at the time as being able to fly.” Back story: Bernstein added: “If you have a microscope, you can actually see me on the other side of the court, sitting there with a little trigger button. Then there’s the trivia question of all time -- who’s the other guy? That No. 3 happens to be [University of Virginia star and NBA role player] Jeff Lamp.” MJ: Champion, finally Details: Michael Jordan and his father, James, in the visitors’ dressing room at the Forum, after Game 5 of the 1991 Finals. Bulls 108, Lakers 101. Bernstein: “The network would do the trophy presentation in the winning team’s locker room, and the visitors’ side at the Forum was about the size of a closet. There seemed to be a thousand people in there, and all hell was breaking loose. I got up on top of a table in the middle of the room for a vantage point. When they came back live from a commercial, they wanted to have Michael on -- but they couldn’t find Michael. Some sixth sense said, ‘Look to your left,’ and there he was, in the locker, hugging that trophy, crying his eyes out with his dad next to him. I always felt, if he’d had to play that whole season for free to get to the mountain top, he would have. I knew this was a special moment. I banged a couple of frames really quick.” Back story: After James Jordan was murdered in 1993, Bernstein got a phone call from Michael’s office saying he “would love it if I made a print and sent it to him,” Bernstein said. “Which I did. I was very close with my dad and Michael Jordan knew him -- my dad was with me through the entire Dream Team experience [in 1992]. And I knew his dad. So it was a poignant moment in my career to have him request that photo. If I had to pick one photo to put on my tombstone, this would probably be it.” ‘Mamba’ coiled to strike Details: Shot from a camera suspended in the rafters at the Forum, a Hasselblad 120mm with a 350mm lens. “A heavy rig,” Bernstein called it, anchored with multiple clamps and safety cables on the catwalk, aimed straight down. Bernstein: “I love the composition of this photo and how everything just came together. The Forum had that beautiful Laker-gold ‘key.’ This was young Kobe, his first or second year, and he was a dunk machine back then. Look how he’s cocked back like that and flying thorugh the air, the basket right there. All the elements came together. When I saw this the next morning -- I had to take the film to the lab after the game, drop it off, then go back in the morning after sweating it out all night, hoping that I’d see something like this -- I was like, ‘Wow!’ All the preparation, hours and hours, setting the equipment up, and it all paid off.” Back story: It’s not common to see the top of a player’s head and the bottom of his sneakers in the same shot. Bernstein knew he had to share it and, thanks to the large-format film, he knew he could share it big. “As soon as I saw this,” he said, “I immediately made a giant print for Kobe -- I mean, like 50 [inches] by 70. Huge. I framed it and drove it to his house. He was living with his parents in Pacific Palisades at the time. I hope he still has it. I had given players like Magic [Johnson] and whomever 8x10s, but I never had framed something I was super-proud of.” Old Kobe ‘dunking’ again Details: Kobe Bryant, deep in his career, before a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in January 2010. Bernstein: “During a long East Coast trip, the Lakers had played the night before in Cleveland and were at the Garden less than 24 hours later. Kobe was banged up that year. This was an hour and a half to game time, and he was literally willing himself to play that night. Both ankles are in ice. He’s got the finger in a little cup of ice. During my pregame routine, walking from the locker room to the training room, I just saw him there. Other guys were coming and going, but he was in this meditative state. I took one frame -- God forbid the click of the camera disturb or distract him. Phil [Jackson] called this ‘The Thinker,’ like Rodin’s sculpture.” Back story: A skilled photographer learns how quickly how to be unobtrusive, a “fly on the wall.” Said Bernstein: “You have to, to get behind-the-scenes intimate photos of players away from the bright lights, and what goes on in the bowels of the arena or during travel. In 2009-10, Phil and I collaborated on a book called ‘Journey to the Ring,’ which took the Lakers from media day to whenever their season would end. They ended up winning it all that year, which was unbelievable for the project. The photos were in black-and-white, which was a conscious decision Phil and I made.” Photographer, shoot thyself Details: Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bernstein before the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, Western Conference locker room at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Bernstein: “This was his last All-Star Game and it was a true Kobe love-fest. I spent the entire weekend just with him, followed him everywhere he went. I mean, I didn’t cover it like I normally do for the NBA, and NBA Photos was very generous for letting me cover it through him. It was a beautiful weekend. He took it all in and was very appreciative. His humility came out -- a lot of people don’t think Kobe is humble, but I think he was. And he was very grateful, that he had an impact on all these All-Stars who were grateful to him.” Back story: The locker room was closed to the media, but as the league’s guy, Bernstein always has special access. “A couple of people were coming over to get photos with him -- Gregg Popovich, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and a couple others,” the photographer said. “And I just jumped in myself. Very, very rarely -- I mean, four times in our 20 years together -- did I jump in the picture with him. But I couldn’t resist.” Shadowing the superstars Details: Another overhead shot at the Forum, this time during the 1991 Finals, with Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan fighting for what eventually will be a rebound. Bernstein: “With this angle, it’s always a crap shoot what you’re going to get. The rim could be blocking a guy’s face. Somebody could be too far under the basket. The focus point is so critical -- you have to be right on where it’s focused. As for the shadows, if you can imagine lights in each corner of the court, way up high. It just depended on where the players were placed. If one of them is blocking the light on one side, you get a shadow off to the other side. It’s always dramatic with the strobe. But just to get these two icons in the same frame was difficult.” Back story: Just as the famous parquet court at Boston Garden looked so iconic on TV and from afar, the Forum was best viewed from a distance. The paint worn off the top of the rim by balls and hands was something few ever saw. “The Forum was a dump,” Bernstein said. “The walls were caked with dirt. Nobody ever cleaned it. They used to feed us under the stands where the rodents were. It was like a Hollywood impostor, and it’s in Inglewood, which is not your glitzy Hollywood location. But they made it look good on TV. It was a tough place to work, I have to tell you.” Brothers in arms Details: A fisheye lens captures the moments immediately after Game 5 of 2017 Finals, with Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry front and center. Bernstein: “I’ve gotten good at getting out and being the first guy in the scrum. When a championship is won, I sharpen my elbows and just go for it. I try to be right next to the TV guy and well, I guess people know me and I make my way to wherever I have to be. This particular time, I knew there had to be a moment in there where Curry and Durant had an interaction. And it was amazing -- they’re almost like one body. It’s Kevin’s first championship and Steph is so happy for him as his teammate. And the pressure that was on the whole team to win this championship. I love this picture. It shows so much about the way I work and how I think about what I need to do in the moment.” Back story: Bernstein’s camera captured Durant’s mother Wanda to the left, crying and enjoying the moment. But a few seconds earlier, he said, “his mom came up and grabbed him by the front of the jersey. She kept yelling, ‘We did it! We did it!’ That’s a great picture too.” ‘Uncoachable?’ Unforgettable Details: Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson share a moment after beating the Magic in Game 5 and winning the 2009 NBA championship at Orlando’s Amway Arena. Bernstein: “If you remember the 2008-09 season, there was a lot of pressure on Kobe. People had been saying that he couldn’t win without Shaq, Phil had actually written that he was ‘uncoachable.’ But there’s such a paternal father-son thing going on in this picture. … I know I’ve got to go to the star player immediately at the buzzer. So I ran out and found Kobe. Phil and he had just come together and they were hugging, which is a nice picture. But I knew the instant after a hug can be just as special. Something told me to wait till after the hug -- because [with the limitation of the strobe lights] I can’t shoot rapidly -- and bing! They broke the hug and Phil’s looking like, ‘Job well done, son.’ And Kobe has this amazing look of relief and sense of accomplishment and exhaustion.” Back story: Bernstein said this is the only print of his work that his wife, Mariel, allows him to hang in their house. “We have three teenagers [at the time] who basically were the same age, all within a year of each other, and when all hell was breaking loose at our house, we’d stand the kids in front of this photo. My wife would say, ‘Look at that! If those two guys can get along and be respectful, we can do it in this house.’ ” Forever linked Details: The Celtics’ Larry Bird and the Lakers’ Magic Johnson fight for rebounding position along the foul lane at Boston Garden in the 1987 Finals. Bernstein: “This is probably my most well-known image, other than the one of Jordan hugging the trophy. Remember, these guys played different positions. They never really matched up. You’d never see Magic D-ing up Bird like you would with Michael or Isiah Thomas. And you’d never, ever see Bird D-ing Magic. I had to be unbelievably conscious of when they were on the court together, where they were on the court and somehow, if they would end up in my frame. The only times, honestly, I could ever get them in the same frame was the ‘captains’ meeting’ five minutes before tip at center court, shaking hands, and a free-throw situation. When, by the grace of God, they would line up facing me. That’s what this was. Back story: Just as Bird and Johnson were linked literally, arm in arm, in this photograph, their careers were linked figuratively through the NBA of the 1980s. “It kind of defined the era,” Bernstein said. “These two great guys intertwined, neither of them looking superior to the other. Jostling for position, just like the Celtics and the Lakers did. I love this picture, and I know both of those guys love it. This picture is hanging in the Hall of Fame.” 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 NewsSep 4th, 2018

This makeup brand showed off a woman’s upper lip hair and we’re here for it

A post shared by M*A*C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30am PDT As we said before, we have a weird relationship with body hair. It's natural yet we get rid of it because society doesn't find it appealing. But recently, several people and brands have showcased this to promote one aspect of body aspect. MAC Cosmetics is the latest brand to do that and haters were salty about it. Over the weekend, MAC posted a photo of a woman's lips wearing the Chestnut lip pencil. If you look closely, you'll see that the brand didn't edit out the hair on her upper lip and we're totally not mad at it. A post shared by M*A*C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Aug 30...Keep on reading: This makeup brand showed off a woman’s upper lip hair and we’re here for it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Gunmen attack teacher

By: Gail T. Momblan POLICE are still pursuing the gunmen behind the shooting of a grade school teacher in Passi City, Iloilo over the weekend. At around 9 p.m. of August 24, 2018, two suspects on board a motorcycle shot Nicanor Labo, 47, of Barangay Aglalana, Passi City. Labo is the administrator of Madison Grade School […] The post Gunmen attack teacher appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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