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Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System

  PARIS: Is Mercury’s core liquid or solid, and why—on the smallest planet in our solar system—is it so big? What can the planet closest to the Sun tell us...READ MORE The post Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Rami Malek rocks as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

LOS ANGELES---Rami Malek did it. The Freddie Mercury role he passionately pursued is done. And the verdict? He absolutely rocks as the Queen's flamboyant lead singer in "Bohemian Rhapsody."   Onstage and off, but especially when he's performing the Queen's rock anthems, Rami succeeds in capturing the dynamism and stage presence of Freddie. Especially in the film's recreation of the band's rousing performance in "Live Aid." The film begins and ends with that 1985 benefit concert at the Wembley Stadium.   Chronicling the years from the Queen's formation to "Live Aid," "Bohemian Rhapsody" also dramatizes Freddie's relationship with his family, bisexuality (his love...Keep on reading: Rami Malek rocks as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Mangudadatu at Comelec to file COC for senator

Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu arrived at the headquarters of the Commission on Electionson Mondayto file his certificate of candidacy for the May 2019 midterm elections. Mangudadatu is running under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, the ruling political party of the country. The congressman was accompanied by his siblings Maguindanao Governor "Toto" Mangudadatu, Jong Mangudadatu,ARMM Assemblyman Toy Mangudadatu, and Mayor Freddie Mangudadatu. /cbb...Keep on reading: Mangudadatu at Comelec to file COC for senator.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 15th, 2018Related News

Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office

  Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III was the first candidate to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday as he said he wanted to be done with it so he could focus on preparations for his Oct. 18 wedding to fiance Anna Kathryna Yu.   The senator, who came in red, urged members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to wear the color when they file their COCs until Wednesday next week, as this signified the party's openness to "out-of-the-box solutions to our problems."   Folk singer Freddie Aguilar also came early to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) head office in Intramuros, Manila, to file his COC under PDP-...Keep on reading: Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 12th, 2018Related News

How Freddie Aguilar went from music to politics

Folk singer Freddie Aguilar has filed his certificate of candidacy for the May 2019 senatorial race months after his name floated as a possible candidate on the ruling political party’s slate. The 65-year old singer on Thursday filed his candidacy as part of the PDP-Laban’s senatorial lineup in front of a large group of supporters […] The post How Freddie Aguilar went from music to politics appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 11th, 2018Related News

Freddie Aguilar files Senate candidacy for 2019 polls

Folk musician Freddie Aguilar on Thursday has thrown his bid to become a senator. Source link link: Freddie Aguilar files Senate candidacy for 2019 polls.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 11th, 2018Related News

Freddie Aguilar files Senate candidacy for 2019 polls

Folk musician Freddie Aguilar on Thursday has thrown his bid to become a senator......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Opera star Montserrat Caballe laid to rest in Barcelona

Spain's world-famous opera singer Montserrat Caballe was laid to rest on Monday at a funeral in Barcelona where tenor Jose Carreras hailed her as "the greatest soprano of the 20th century." Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalonia's separatist president Quim Torra also said their goodbyes to Caballe, who died on Saturday aged 85. Hailed as one of the greatest singers for her vocal virtuosity and dramatic powers, Caballe charmed audiences for half a century with a huge repertoire that saw her perform across the globe. Nicknamed "la superba" in her native Spain, she was propelled into the mainstream when her duet with Freddie Mercury, a boundary-busting combination of opera ...Keep on reading: Opera star Montserrat Caballe laid to rest in Barcelona.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 9th, 2018Related News

Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 lead

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Sandy Koufax sitting in the front row, Clayton Kershaw pitched the best postseason game of his career, motivated partly by being passed over as the Dodgers' Game 1 starter. He responded with a postseason career-high eight innings of two-hit ball in his team's second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series. "I think that it was one of the best outings that I've seen," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He was in complete control." The Dodgers used a nearly identical formula to win 6-0 in Game 1 behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed only four two-out singles over seven innings, and home runs by Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Enrique Hernandez. Kershaw was even better. The left-hander struck out three and walked none in the longest scoreless playoff outing for a Dodgers pitcher since Jose Lima tossed a complete-game shutout in Game 3 of the 2004 NLDS against St. Louis. "Maybe a tick, for sure," Kershaw said of earning some extra satisfaction. "But Ryu threw so unbelievable last night that you just want to match him. That's all I was trying to do." Ryu and Kershaw became the second pair of Dodgers starters to have consecutive postseason games with seven-plus scoreless innings. Jerry Reuss and Burt Hooton did it in 1981, against Houston and Montreal. The Dodgers joined the 1921 New York Yankees as the only teams to open a postseason series with back-to-back shutouts, according to STATS. They recorded their first consecutive shutouts since Games 2 and 3 of the 2016 NL Championship Series against the Cubs. Los Angeles can sweep the best-of-five series in Game 3 on Sunday in Atlanta, where the Baby Braves will be looking to score for the first time this postseason. "I see the frustration those guys have against this guy," Braves starter Anibal Sanchez said of his teammates facing Kershaw. Kershaw got bypassed as the Game 1 starter in favor of Ryu after the three-time Cy Young Award winner had started eight of the Dodgers' past 10 postseason openers. Roberts said it was done to give both Ryu and Kershaw five days of rest between starts. "This guy is a potential Hall of Fame player," Roberts said. "So to have the noise around him, but when it comes to his day to start and to help his club win a game, I had no concern that anything was going to affect him." One more victory would put Los Angeles in the NLCS for the third straight year. The Dodgers beat the Cubs last season and lost to them in 2016. Kershaw ran out to the mound as though he was going to pitch the ninth, bringing cheers from the sellout crowd of 54,452. But when Roberts went out to pull his ace after 85 pitches, fans booed. Roberts deked to force the hand of Atlanta manager Brian Snitker, who ended up wasting Tyler Flowers before sending up Lucas Duda as the pinch-hitter. "I felt that that was a way that you can use their two best hitters off the bench and get our guy in there," Roberts said. Kershaw was fine with it, too. "The plan all along was if they burned their bench, which is what we wanted to do and Flowers came out, that Kenley had the ninth," he said. Kenley Jansen gave up a one-out single to Ronald Acuna Jr. before earning the save. Machado hit a two-run shot on a 3-0 pitch from Sanchez with two outs in the first. Joc Pederson doubled leading off. Yasmani Grandal homered on an 0-2 pitch from Sanchez leading off the fifth to make it 3-0. Acuna doubled to deep left-center on Kershaw's first pitch. He became the first Braves runner to reach third base in the series when Johan Camargo grounded out to Kershaw. After Acuna's double, Kershaw retired 14 consecutive batters until Ender Inciarte reached on an infield single with two outs in the fifth. Ex-Dodger Charlie Culberson grounded into a fielder's choice to shortstop, with Inciarte out at second. "He has a feel for everything and when his curveball's on, it's going to be a good night for him," Culberson said. "He's one of the best, and he showed it." Kershaw was sharp on defense, too. He chased around to grab a ball hit by Camargo and fired to first in time for the initial out of the fourth. One inning later, Kershaw did a 180-degree spin after a comebacker by Ozzie Albies struck him in the hamstring, slipped on the grass and made the throw to first for the second out of the fifth. A trainer briefly came out to check on Kershaw, who threw one warmup pitch to prove he was fine. "It just got me in a good spot, kind of in the belly of the leg right there," Kershaw said, "so maybe a little sore tomorrow, but I should be good." The Dodgers backed Kershaw with a double play to end the sixth after he plunked pinch-hitter Lane Adams leading off and Acuna Jr. grounded into a fielder's choice. "A lot of great plays all the way around," Kershaw said. The Braves' offense was anemic again. Other than Acuna's double and his single in the ninth, they were limited to a two-out single by Inciarte in the fifth. Freddie Freeman was hitless with a strikeout in four at-bats. Nick Markakis went 0 for 3 with a strikeout, and Albies was 0 for 3. "You can't blame any one person," Snitker said. "I mean, it's just our whole lineup is having a hard time." KERSH'S KIDS Kershaw juggled daughter Cali and son Charley on his lap in the postgame interview room. With a pacifier in his mouth, Charley bopped the microphone with his hand a couple of times and Cali smiled at the crowd of reporters and cameras. "Y'all are supposed to be in bed," Kershaw said, clearly pleased to have his hands full. UP NEXT With their season on the line, the NL East champion Braves are likely to start RHP Kevin Gausman on Sunday. He came over from Baltimore before the July 31 trade deadline in a six-player deal and was 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 10 starts for Atlanta. The Dodgers are going with rookie RHP Walker Buehler, who was 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA this season. Buehler last pitched on Monday, allowing one hit in 6 2/3 innings and striking out three in the NL West tiebreaker victory over the Rockies......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Why David Byrne started covering a Janelle Monae song

NEW YORK (AP) --- After he burns down the house during his current concert tour, singer David Byrne ends each show on a serious note with a song that calls attention to minority victims of violence. The Janelle Monae cover, "Hell You Talmbout", is a rhythmic chant that recalls people like Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Sharonda Singleton. Gray died after a rough ride in a Baltimore police van, Martin was the Florida teen shot by someone who thought he looked suspicious, Garner died after being put in a chokehold by New York police and Singleton was killed in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting. The band's command: "Say his (or her) name." It's a bo...Keep on reading: Why David Byrne started covering a Janelle Monae song.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 5th, 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

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher. "This means so much," said visibly-stunned frontwoman Ellie Rowsell as she picked up the 25,000 ($33,000, 28,000 euros) prize, which is presented annually for the best album released by a British or Irish artist, according to a panel of judges. The 26-year-old later said she "now knows what overwhelmed feels like," having missed out after being nominated in 2015 for their debut album "My Love is Cool". It is the first time a rock band has won the award in si...Keep on reading: British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Baguio Boys: MMA champ Eduard Folayang reconnects with high school friend and star boxing trainer Marvin Somodio

After spending the last month or so training at the Jackson-Wink MM Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, former ONE Championship Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang made a quick stopover in Los Angeles, California, before finally heading back to the Philippines, Tuesday.  While in Los Angeles, Folayang was able to reconnect with an old high school friend in former boxer-turned-coach Marvin Somodio.  Like Folayang, Somodio is a native of Baguio City.  "Sobrang saya ko na nakita ko si Marvin kanina." Folayang shared with Steve Angeles of ABS-CBN News. "Naalala ko nung nasa high school kami, naglalaro siya ng boxing and I’m playing Sepak Takraw, and you never imagine that in that long period of time, there are a lot of changes," Fun fact: before becoming an MMA star and Wushu standout, Folayang's first sport was Sepak Takraw.  Somodio did go on to become a professional boxer, but his career lasted just three fights, two wins and one loss. He eventually found his calling as a trainer and began in Baguio City. Now, Somodio is the chief assistant trainer in Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California.          View this post on Instagram                   Hitting some mitts with @marvinsomodio in @wildcardwest @tristeezy_mma @bviloria @jayanthony714 @the.landslide #growing #learning A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Sep 17, 2018 at 12:36pm PDT "Ang maganda dun, we follow what we love, we follow the passion that we love, and now we met each other having the same passion." said Folayang.  Both Folayang and Somodio have found success in their respective fields of combat sports, with Somodio being a trainer to world champions in boxing, while Folayang having established himself as the face of Filipino MMA.  "Yung makikita mo siya na very successful, makikita ka niya na successful din, dito pa sa America, iba yung pakiramdam." Folayang added.    H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Japan’s Shorinji martial art attracts young and old

TADOTSU, Kagawa --- Amid sweltering heat one late July afternoon --- at one point the mercury reached 35.2 C --- spirited cries of "Aah" and "Sei" echoed through the doin training center of the Shorinji kempo headquarters in Tadotsu, Kagawa Prefecture. About 30 men and women wearing white uniforms and aged from 4 to 75 welcomed the reporter with their hands joined in front of their chests.   Movies may lead some people to confuse Shorinji kempo with the Chinese traditional martial art of Shaolin kung fu. Shorinji kempo is a Japan-born martial art created in 1947 in Tadotsu, a revered spot for Shorinji kempo practitioners.   The founder of Shorinji kempo was the ...Keep on reading: Japan’s Shorinji martial art attracts young and old.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

Env’t NGO ask authorities to ban toxic cosmetics in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An environmental group asked the city authorities to curb the sale of beauty products containing toxic metals. On September 3, the EcoWaste Coalition emailed Mayor Mauricio Domogan to report that cosmetic products laden with lead and mercury are sold in some establishments in the city......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2018Related News

QC gov’t hit over neglected city ordinance

AN environment advocate group EcoWaste Coalition called on local authorities in Quezon City to implement a city ordinance requiring all residents and business establishments to segregate used fluorescent light bulbs from common garbage in order to avoid lamp breakage and the release of mercury content. Thony Dizon, the group’s chemical….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile

  Skin bleaching, or lightening, has become popular in many African countries. Here's a factfile: Creams Skin creams are by far the most popular form of bleaching. They work by inhibiting production of melanin, the pigment produced by exposure from the sun. Ingredients include hydroquinone, steroids, lead and mercury. Such creams may be safe in specific doses for a limited amount of time. But they may be dangerous when used for extended periods or in high concentrations, say experts. "What you find is that people use the products for much longer than they're supposed to and so they start getting those really harmful side effects," said Dr. Rasheedah Adesokan...Keep on reading: Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Nietes, Palicte will both be training at Wild Card for upcoming title bout

Filipino super flyweight contenders Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and Aston 'Mighty' Palicte will be facing off for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on the upcoming HBO and 360 Promotions-presented SuperFly 3 card on September 8th (September 9th, Manila time) at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.  The all-Filipino world title showdown will be the second one this year, and more than anything, it's a testament to the level of boxing talent in the Philippines.  This particular one however, puts the protagonists in a peculiar predicament.  Aside from being fellow Negros natives, Nietes and Palicte will both be based at the famed Wild Card Gym for their respective training camps.  The 27-year old Palicte, who's signed under Roy Jones Jr.'s boxing promotion, began training at the California-based boxing gym run by legendary trainer Freddie Roach back in 2016, the same year that he made his US debut.  This will be Palicte's third bout in the United States.  "Siguro mahirap sa mga cutman ko, sa trainer ko, pero alam na nila kung anong gagawin, bahala na sila." Palicte said.  Palicte trains under former Filipino boxing world champion-turned-trainer Rodel Mayol, who in turn, helps out with Team Nietes and ALA Promotions whenever they're in the United States. Like Palicte, Nietes and ALA have always set up camp at the famed gym.  The 36-year old Nietes made his US debut back in 2015, and has fought there twice since, most recently defending the IBF Flyweight World Championship at SuperFly2 back in February.  The Wild Card Gym has become somewhat a home away from home already for both Nietes and Palicte, and while they're on a collision course, it seems like they will both sharing the same training grounds.  For Nietes, it's just a matter of scheduling.  "I-[sort out lang] yung time namin," Nietes told ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles. "Na hindi kami mag-abot sa training camp, siguro morning siya, hapon ako, para hindi lang kami mag-sabay sa training." Whatever happens in this fight, the Philippines gets a new world champion, and it can be considered a win for the Wild Card Gym.    H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Sky top depleted Mercury

PHOENIX, Arizona — Rookie Diamond DeShields tied a season best with 25 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and 11 assists and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 101-87 on Wednesday in the final game before the All-Star break. Chicago led by 16 points early in the second half but Phoenix went on […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2018Related News

Khan wants Pacquiao: Sometimes friends have to fight

British fighter Amir Khan still considers Manny Pacquiao a friend, having been stablemates before under Freddie Roach......»»

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