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M. Butterfly: Reborn

Twenty-eight years after RS Francisco breathed life to Song Liling in the Philippine production of the Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly, the award-winning actor is back – excited to reprise the role that will give love a bad name, power an uncomfortable bearing and deception a stabbing feel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News2 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

8 Pregnancy and Childbirth Tips from Real Mom and Childbirth Educator Thammie Sy

While parenting is filled with many highs and lows, nothing compares to the insurmountable love and joy it brings. And for moms, they will surely agree that it’s a love affair that knows no age or limits. That’s why this breastfeeding month, we’re taking time to honor all the devoted and passionate moms who make […].....»»

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Dissecting kilig: How KathNiel does it

MANILA, Philippines – On August 29, the newest movie of the Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla love team (fondly called KathNiel by fans) will be premiering in Philippine theaters nationwide. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, The Hows of Us will be KathNiel’s 7th movie together. Releasing a movie yearly since ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News12 hr. 1 min. ago Related News

Brazilian cops drop ‘masculinity’ requirement

SAO PAULO--Police candidates in southern Brazil are now free to get in touch with their softer side. "Masculinity" has been dropped from the list of 72 required attributes for wannabe cops in the state of Parana. Also gone: a prohibition on falling in love. The macho criteria were part of the psychological profile demanded for candidates in 16 different types of job, all of them open both to women and men. Masculinity was defined as "an individual's capacity to remain unmoved by violent scenes, to put up with vulgarity, not to become emotional easily and not to have interest in romantic episodes or love." Aftercriticism from a national gay alliance, the Brazilian at...Keep on reading: Brazilian cops drop ‘masculinity’ requirement.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 13 hr. 1 min. ago Related News

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different . "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity. They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that." Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players? By TERRIN WAACK,  AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different. "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity . They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that."  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports19 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines. Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines' opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan. After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao. Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China. "We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn't going to play," the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines' reporters after Thursday's game. "Now, being able to participate is awesome. "I'm very excited to know that I'm finally getting to do this, being able to play ... for the country. It's definitely something that I've been looking forward to." Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with "fun style of play." "I feel the support, the love all the time," he said. "My grandma is real proud I'm able to do this now." The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended. Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Ellen DeGeneres turns fashion designer for Walmart

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed up with the retail giant on EV1, a womenswear line that is set to make its debut on Sept. 10. Further pieces will be released seasonally. Featuring "nearly 60 items," the series will span denim separates, t-shirts, footwear and accessories priced at $30 or less, and available in an inclusive range of sizes. "Adorableness," said DeGeneres of her latest project in a statement. "Is that a word? The biggest inspiration was actually inclusiveness. That's definitely a word. EV1 promotes kindness and love and diversity. We wanted it to appeal and be available to as many people as possible. Plus, it really is adorable." "Designed to be effortlessly stylish...Keep on reading: Ellen DeGeneres turns fashion designer for Walmart.....»»

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

Sarah, nakakatulala — Direk Joyce

SOBRA palang na-in love ang Pop Royalty na si Sarah Geronimo sa papel na ginagampanan niya sa pinakabagong handog ng Viva Films, ang Pinoy adaptation ng South Korean blockbuster hit na “Miss Granny.” Bilang Audrey, ang pinabatang karakter ng 70-anyos na si Fely (Nova Villa), kinailangang baguhin ni Sarah ang….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Crazy Rich Asians touted as Hollywood watershed

NEW YORK, USA – Rich, dashing man sweeps sweet young girl off her feet. It's the fantasy to launch a thousand love stories, but Hollywood's latest rom-com oozes more than sentimental escapism. Crazy Rich Asians, a two-hour celebration of fabulous wealth, stunning clothes and idealized love, complete with heroine who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Heart Evangelista stained her Hermés Birkin with cheese fries from Chili’s

Since Heart Evangelista is a celebrity, we might think we know so much about her. But apparently,unexpected stories can come out from featureslikeHarper's Bazaarand the realCrazy Rich Asians. We finally found out why Heart and author Kevin Kwanspent some time togetherand discovered that the gorgeous woman is just like you and me---she loves junk food just as much as the next person. She revealed that the reason she started painting on her expensive Herms bags was because she stained one of them while eating fries with cheese at Chili's. Yes, girl we totally understand that bit, we love fries too. It was such an amusing story that even Diet Prada gave Heart a shoutout ontheirInstag...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista stained her Hermés Birkin with cheese fries from Chili’s.....»»

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

Feast like a viking

RAMBLING THROUGH the lyrics of traditional drinking songs while sharing a huge plate of kräfta (crayfish) and downing a glass of beer is a unique experience to celebrate the end of the summer season (in the case of the Philippines, the dry season). The post Feast like a viking appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Anne to other nonsingers: Embrace your voice and sing your heart out

  After getting married in 2016, Anne Curtis thought that her career was bound to slow down. It was the opposite. Things, somehow, got even "crazier." In the first half of this year alone, she shot three films---"Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story," "BuyBust" and her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, "Aurora"---on top of her daily hosting job in the noontime variety program, "It's Showtime." Now, she's preparing for her coming concert, "ANNEKulit: Promise, Last Na 'To," on Aug. 18 at Araneta Coliseum. "Just when I expected that things would start to get quieter, these things happened---it's amazing! It just goes to show that you don't have to change something about your...Keep on reading: Anne to other nonsingers: Embrace your voice and sing your heart out.....»»

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

Asia, prepare for the Pringle-Lee-Clarkson backcourt

A backcourt of Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, and Jordan Clarkson? Enough to be the best in Asia, if you ask former Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin. With the entry of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to the physical and explosive backcourt of Team Philippiines, the current Ateneo Blue Eagles head coach says that Gilas' opponents would have their hands full in guarding them. "So, you know, this is an exceptionally strong back court. I don't think Asia's seen anything like it, to be honest," Baldwin said in an interview at the ABS-CBN Integrated Sports Office. Even before the inclusion of Clarkson in the 12-man lineup in the quadrennial affair, Baldwin already noted the greatness of the backcourt, which includes the Globalport star, which he calls as 'one of the best point guards in Asia.' "Adding Jordan (Clarkson) will help a lot because it puts a guy in the lineup that can do some hard work in and around the basket. He's a good rebounder, he's got good size, strength and experience. But man, what a back court they have now produced." Asia better be ready for an 'exceptionally strong back court' of Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, and of course, Jordan Clarkson, says coach Tab. "I don't think Asia's seen anything like it, to be honest."'#AsianGames | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/aIB0qjgrD5 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) August 15, 2018 In addition to calling Pringle, who was a former top pick in the PBA Rookie Draft, as the best in the continent, Baldwin added that the Lee is not too far behind. The American-Kiwi coach cited the intangibles those two possess since they create opportunities not just for themselves, but for the whole team's offense. "So it gives Yeng [Guiao] the luxury of running a pretty basic offensive action, which with the limited time they have to prepare, you're gonna love that. He's gonna love that." Even though Asia is not necessarily known for tough and physical play, having a backcourt like Pringle, Lee, and Clarkson will work wonders for the Guiao-mentored squad, and have a chance to create mismatches for the Philippine side. With that said, in order to win it all, which is not a far possibility Baldwin says, the loaded backcourt needs to be supported by a 'little bit small and thin' front court, with the tallest player being 45-year old 6 foot 9 Asi Taulava with 6 foot 8 Christian Standhardinger, 6 foot 8 Raymond Almazan and 6 foot 8 Poy Erram not too far behind. "I hope and pray that Christian and Beau and Poy and Asi, that these guys will do a good job on the board for us. If they do that, I think they'll be in good shape."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Love for all ages: ‘Kasalang Bayan’ in Cavite grants dream wedding to 20 couples

As flowing white curtains were drawn open, a bride—glowing, beautiful and filled with emotions—emerged. She began walking down the church aisle, all eyes on her especially one pair. At the end of her walk, down the altar, the equally emotional groom awaited to take her hands to forever......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

'MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipi…

#MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipino nation proud. His excitement and infectious smile will be on full display. What beats playing for millions of loyal die-hard fans who love your dearly?” – Mike Clarkson, father of Jordan Clarkson “I expect Jordan to have fun and give… link: #MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipi….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

Bela and JC’s wrong kind of love

By Kathleen A. Llemit We always think of love as something to save or help us. But my takeaway from this film is that love is the reason for my character to be broken apart so she can fix herself by herself. Love doesn’t only put you together, it also breaks you apart. Don’t expect […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Mega’s busy weekend with the boys

It was a busy working weekend for Megastar Sharon Cuneta. On Saturday, she graced the History Maker Awards at the World Trade Center Manila---where she met up with fellow honorees and screen partners Christopher de Leon, Albert Martinez and Aga Muhlach. Mega jokingly exclaimed that she couldn't help beaming because she was sandwiched between her "ultimate crush" Christopher and "puppy love ex-beau" Albert in the photo session. She related that she had just bought a copy of Christopher's old film with another favorite Hilda Koronel, Laurice Guillen's "Kasal?"---the first Filipino movie she saw in a movie house in 1980. Christopher said he was honored to score the History M...Keep on reading: Mega’s busy weekend with the boys.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

JoshLia s take on being called young John Lloyd Cruz, Claudine Barretto

Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. Image:Instagram/@juliabarretto Because of their unbelievable resemblance in both physical charms and acting performance, Kapamilya love team Joshua Garcia and Juli.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Julia Barretto ready to do daring scenes with Joshua Garcia

"There are no limitations when you fall in love,” Julia said. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Sue Ramirez cool to text message courtship

Sue Ramirez Sue Ramirez appreciates the effort made by couples to express their love for each other at the time when the internet was still nonexistent. 'I like it that people used to write lo.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News