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SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – SiriusXM, which dominates satellite radio in the United States, announced on Monday, September 24, it is buying online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple. The all-stock deal creates "the world's largest audio entertainment ........»»

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Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world s best

LONDON, United Kingdom – Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired ........»»

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Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

MILAN, Itally – Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday, September 26, after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo skipped the awards ceremony in London on Monday as his former Real Madrid ........»»

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Meet the Megamanager and mentor

Where does Megastar Sharon Cuneta keep all her awards, movie posters and other show biz memorabilia---which, according to urban legend, can fill up a storage area the size of two basketball courts?   We asked the question because she had just added another trophy to her collection---a History Maker Award from the History Channel.   "Right now, the trophies are all over the place," she quipped. "We are sorting through 40 years' worth of memorabilia for the concert."   She is, of course, referring to her big shindig, at Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 28, "My 40 Years, Sharon."   In an exclusive interview, she shared with the Inquirer that some of ...Keep on reading: Meet the Megamanager and mentor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

Significant change for PhilPop

I had a blast with my good friends Noel Cabangon and Ryan Cayabyab at the PhilPop Reveal and Listening Party. A video featuring the 30 entries was showcased during the event. The music fest continues to defy expectations by championing homegrown talents from different backgrounds and music genres.   Mr. C stressed the importance of regional inclusivity and giving voice to underrated artists. Viva Records supervised the official recording of the songs, which are available on YouTube and Spotify.   From the Top 30, only 10 will advance to the last round. They will compete on Nov. 30 in the festival's Finals Night. To vote for your bets, log on to philpop.com.ph. B...Keep on reading: Significant change for PhilPop.....»»

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SSS honors top employers in 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Awards

NAGA CITY, Sept. 21 (PIA) - The Social Security System (SSS) Luzon Bicol Division honored two of its top employers with the 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Awards for small and medium category during the con.....»»

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SSS honors top employers in 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Awards

NAGA CITY, Sept. 21 (PIA) – The Social Security System (SSS) Luzon Bicol Division honored two of its top employers with the 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Awards for small and medium category during the con Source link link: SSS honors top employers in 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Awards.....»»

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Elton John signs with Universal ‘for the rest of his career’

LONDON — Elton John has signed a deal with Universal Music Group for his back catalogue and any new work as well as brand management, merchandising and licensing rights, the company said on Friday. The post Elton John signs with Universal ‘for the rest of his career’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Watch your favorite OPM act live during this BGC music festival

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - It's been said that music is a universal language – we Filipinos will surely attest to this. OPM has always been a collective way of sharing our “Filipino-ness” through the stories of different generations – and the BGC Arts Centre is here to celebrate that this ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

High marks for physical power, but challenged by style

The return of Ballet Philippines (BP) founder and artistic director Alice Reyes after a long absence was envisioned to revitalize the company. Since her return, Reyes has been refreshing modern dance choreographies created more than 40 years ago to show the company's evolution to a millennial audience. During the Sunday matinee sans live music, the BP dancers were at their best. Winning the audience with their high-octane energy, they hurled themselves gracefully across the space and stretched their bodies to the extreme limits of their physicality. Ninety-five percent of the time, the ensemble performed with precision. While they got high marks in physical power, the company was s...Keep on reading: High marks for physical power, but challenged by style.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

[HOT] Manila Concert,내 인생의 노래 SONG ONE 20180923 – Manila Video

Manila Concert ▶Playlist for More episodes – ▶ More ‘A song of my life SONG ONE’ clips are available↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ [A song of my life SONG ONE] The power of empathy that the music brings! Your life song! I’m proud of that one song as a sound source! share the story of my life with the… link: [HOT] Manila Concert,내 인생의 노래 SONG ONE 20180923 – Manila Video.....»»

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Brawner: zero casualty in Marawi’s barangay polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) — Except for a few fistfights and misunderstandings and a few arrests for vote-buying, “not a single person was killed” in Saturday’s barangay elections in Marawi City, Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force Ranao, said. He described the elections as “a big leap towards genuine […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Man arrested for vote-buying in Marawi special barangay polls

A team from the Lanao del Sur provincial police was also placed under restrictive custody for firing guns to disperse an unruly crowd......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

India’s singing village, where everyone has their melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music, an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique. Here in the lush, rolling hills of the northeastern state of Meghalaya, mothers from Kongthong and a few other local villages compose a special melody for each child. Everyone in the village, inhabited by the Khasi people, will then address the person with this individual little tune --- and for a lifetime. They have conventional "real" names too, but they are rarely used. To walk along the main road in this village of wooden huts with corrugated tin roo...Keep on reading: India’s singing village, where everyone has their melody.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

2 detained after deadly music fest in Vietnam

HANOI --- Police have detained two people allegedly involved in the deaths of seven people at a weekend music festival in Hanoi. Le Thai Son, 26, director of the festival organizer company A Chau Connected Agency, was taken into custody for alleged violations of safety in mass gatherings. According to the police, Son should be responsible for the deaths of seven young adults in the worst fatal narcotics-related case in Vietnam to date. The police also issued an emergency arrest warrant for 19-year-old Bui Manh Duy. He was accused of luring others into illegally using narcotics. Duy allegedly gathered a group of 15 young adults to chip in to buy 10 pills of ecstasy and marijuana to ...Keep on reading: 2 detained after deadly music fest in Vietnam.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Anti-Doping Agency.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Thousands vote in special barangay and SK elections in Marawi - GMA News

Thousands vote in special barangay and SK elections in Marawi - GMA News.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had the talent to do something special," Freeman said. "Obviously we still needed to put it together. But this is what happens. You win the division after three straight 90-loss seasons." The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves surged back into the playoffs. A loud crowd at SunTrust Park joined the party when rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. caught a flyball for the final out, setting off another round of the Tomahawk Chop and a big celebration on the field. "When we started this series, we knew it was within our grasp," Snitker said. "We knew we couldn't lose track of today. I know I'm redundant saying that all the time, but I felt we just needed to stay current and worry about today's game. These guys have done an unbelievable job of that this year." The Braves will make their first postseason appearance since 2013 on Oct. 4 in the NL Division Series. It has not yet been determined who or where the youth-filled club will play in the best-of-five round. Atlanta won its 18th division title, tying the New York Yankees for the most in the majors since division play began in 1969. The Braves won their fourth straight game and beat second-place Philadelphia for the third day in a row. The Phillies also startled a lot of fans this year and led the division in early August, but faded while going 6-14 this month. Foltynewicz (12-10) tipped his cap to a standing ovation as he left with runners on first and second in the eighth with a 4-0 lead. Jesse Biddle relieved, walked the first batter he faced and gave up two runs on Cesar Hernandez's bases-loaded single. Brad Brach allowed Rhys Hoskins' RBI single before Jonny Venters escaped the jam on a lineout and a grounder. Kurt Suzuki added an RBI single to make it 5-3 in the eighth off Seranthony Dominguez, the seventh pitcher used by Philadelphia. Arodys Vizcaino, in his first save situation since June 17, closed out the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances, getting Wilson Ramos to ground out, striking out Roman Quinn and retiring Maikel Franco on a flyball to Acuna in left. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta (10-10) lasted two innings, allowing four runs, four hits and three walks in the shortest outing of his nine-year career. "I didn't do my job today," Arrieta said. "You've got tip your cap. They won the division. They really did. This wasn't something that started today, obviously. Individually, the last month I haven't been very good, and we didn't take care of business. We just didn't get the job done. They did." Atlanta led 2-0 in the first when Arrieta walked three of his first four batters, and Johan Camargo hit a two-run single. Freeman hit a two-run single in the second to make it 4-0. Freeman, one of two current Braves who played on the 2013 division-winning team —along with pitcher Julio Teheran — is hitting .389 over his last 14 games. "When Franco hit that ball, I put my hands up right away," Freeman said. "It means everything. This is goal No. 1. It's celebration No. 1. We've still got three more we've got to do. We've got 11 wins to get in October. We've still got to take care of business, but, man, is this a great feeling." Foltynewicz didn't permit a hit until Odubel Herrera singled to begin the seventh. Franco singled with one out in the eighth. The 26-year-old Foltynewicz has matured in his third full season, earning his first All-Star appearance and posting a 2.88 ERA that's almost two full runs lower than his career average entering the year. "We knew we had something special since day one," he said. "We've been telling you guys that all year, but to be able to do it and pull it off is pretty special. They got four runs for me today, which was a good confidence builder to go out there and be aggressive." BIG SURPRISE Atlanta was not projected to contend when the season began. It was coming off three straight 90-loss seasons, had no proven ace and was counting on several young position players to complement Freeman, the lone big bat in the lineup. The team had been embarrassed off the field with former general manager John Coppolella banned from baseball in a signing scandal, but Atlanta moved into first place on May 2 and never trailed in the division race after a 9-1 win over Miami on Aug. 13. Fueled by young budding stars like Acuna, second baseman Ozzie Albies and third baseman Camargo, the Braves won the NL East with an 8½-game lead. New GM Alex Anthopolous watched his team arrive earlier than he expected. When spring training began, he didn't think the team would be a serious contender until next year. "No, I'd lying through my teeth if I thought that," Anthopolous said. "I thought we have a really talented team with high draft picks. We have the potential to be really good and have a chance to get better. We certainly exceeded all those things. Snit, the coaches, the players — they're the ones who deserve all the credit for the year we put together." BIG FADE Philadelphia faltered down the stretch under first-year manager Gabe Kapler. After winning on Aug. 5, the Phillies were 1½ games ahead in the division and 15 games over .500. They have since gone 15-28. "I think this is a really important moment to reflect back to the beginning of the season and really the offseason," Kapler said. "If we said that we were going to be playing a meaningful game on Sept. 22, I think a lot of people would've said that's not a reasonable thought. "On the flip side, this is ultimately a stain. This hurts, but I'm ultimately proud of the guys for putting us in this position and to be fighting in Atlanta kind of the season on the line today." ROUGH DAY Arrieta lasted 2 1/3 innings in a loss for the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh in his previous shortest outing Sept. 4, 2017. The Phillies dropped to 14-16 in his starts as Arrieta posted a 6.18 ERA and went 1-4 over his last eight outings. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (16-5, 2.44 ERA) has won one of his past four starts with a 5.01 ERA this month. Nola is 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 career starts against Atlanta. Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA) has won one of his past nine starts and has a 3.02 ERA during that span......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Dua Lipa’s distinctive vocals make up for her lack of showmanship

  Last year, on her first visit to Manila, Dua Lipa played at a hotel bar, on a small stage before a dozen or so reporters and a handful of fans. She did three songs---all of which rendered bare-bones to give the audience an unadulterated dose of what she had to offer as an emerging singer who had just released her debut album.   Dua has been on a roll since then. Her eponymous record would go on to sell more than a million copies. She became one of the most streamed music acts.   On YouTube, the video of her hit single, "New Rules," surpassed 1 billion views. And earlier this year, she won the best female solo artist and breakthrough act at the Brit Awa...Keep on reading: Dua Lipa’s distinctive vocals make up for her lack of showmanship.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

POC awards Asiad heroes in PBA rites

Filipino medalists in the recent 18th Asian Games in Indonesia will get their cash rewards from the Philippine Olympic Committee today in between the PBA doubleheader at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 22nd, 2018Related News