Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’

The Shed, a major new arts center opening in New York City this spring, is hosting the world premiere of Bjrk's new concert production "Cornucopia". While full details of the production have yet to be revealed, "Cornucopia" will be presented in The Shed's largest space, the McCourt, and will feature Bjrk as well as the seven-piece female Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra. Conceived by Bjrk and directed by John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"), it will be, in Bjrk's words, "my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators." The artist James Merry, who designed the futuristic headpiec...Keep on reading: Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Net Garbo

The biggest piece still missing in the narco politics puzzle during the term of President Noynoy Aquino is former Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr. who was reputed as a shoo-in for the PNP chief post had Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and now senatorial bet Mar Roxas won the presidency. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Key cog Orizu returns in FEU win over NU

Far Eastern University center Prince Orizu was ready to push his body to its utmost limit despite just a few days removed from his injury recovery. Orizu played his first game back since suffering a high ankle sprain at the start of the second round in late October and he promised to give his all to help the Tamaraws break into the Final Four. "I have to push myself because it's really important for the team and me," said Orizu after FEU's 79-74 win over National University in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Orizu was the missing piece in FEU's rotation during its four-game skid that brought the Tamaraws to as low as sixth in ...Keep on reading: Key cog Orizu returns in FEU win over NU.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world s earliest figurative art

TOKYO, Japan – A painting of an animal in an Indonesian cave dates from at least 40,000 years ago, making it the world's oldest piece of figurative art, new research has shown. The painting in Borneo, possibly depicting a native type of wild cattle, is among thousands of artworks discovered ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Hanson, the kings of ‘MMMBop,’ turn to orchestras — a review

Hanson, "String Theory" (3CG Records) The Hanson boys have done everything in their power to get you to listen beyond "MMMBop." They've put out solid new music, live CDs, Christmas albums --- OK, lots of Christmas albums --- greatest hits collections, and even covers of songs by U2 and Radiohead. Now they've gone uptown --- they've gone orchestral. The 23-track double album, "String Theory," finds Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson reworking past songs and unreleased ones for swaths of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. One new song, "Siren Call," uses a full 46-piece orchestra. Snark if you must, but anything that gets Hanson's music a fresh listen is welcomed. Why this ta...Keep on reading: Hanson, the kings of ‘MMMBop,’ turn to orchestras — a review.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 6th, 2018Related News

Why zero tolerance for corruption is what PH needs

We think it timely to call attention today to a startling opinion piece by Dan Steinbock, published yesterday on page A5 of our Op-Ed section — titled “The economic costs of corruption in the Philippines.” If some of us are still wondering why President Rodrigo Duterte has placed such high importance on eradicating corruption under… link: Why zero tolerance for corruption is what PH needs.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 6th, 2018Related News

Why zero tolerance for corruption is what PH needs

We think it timely to call attention today to a startling opinion piece by Dan Steinbock, published yesterday on page A5 of our Op-Ed section — titled “The economic costs...READ MORE The post Why zero tolerance for corruption is what PH needs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 5th, 2018Related News

Reward for fertile families: state land

ROME, Italy — Italy’s populist government plans to reward parents who have a third child by awarding them a piece of land, in a bid to reverse the country’s plummeting birth rate, media reported Wednesday. The plan, cooked up by the far-right League and included in the draft budget for next year, would see the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Caitlyn Jenner nag-bathing suit sa Mexico

Walang takot ang transwoman na si Caitlyn Jenner na magsuot ng ­bathing suit sa kanyang 69th birthday na ginanap sa isang beach sa Los Cabos, Mexico. The former reality star and retired Olympian wore a white asymmetrical one-piece bathing suit with a green leaf-print cover-up layered on top. May suot din siyang wide-brimmed hat and… link: Caitlyn Jenner nag-bathing suit sa Mexico.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 31st, 2018Related News

Kaspersky Lab Challenges Whitehats to Find Flaws of IoT Devices in Global Competition

Kaspersky Lab is inviting ethical hackers, known as whitehats, from across the world to test the security of smart devices and industrial systems as it launches its fourth international industrial Capture the Flag (CTF) security competition. Any release of a new piece of technology is usually followed by waves of hacking attempts as cybercriminals search […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

PEACETALK: The NCMF and its role in addressing the cultural concerns of the Muslim Filipinos

[Commissioner Yusuf Roque Morales of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) wrote his piece to highlight the mandates of his office in the field of culture and its different aspects. “Considering that one of the crucial defenses and elements to counter violent extremism is cultural preservation and propagation, this article aims to highlight the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

PBA: Momentum on side, SMB welcomes back June Mar with open arms

CITY OF BIÑAN -- Safe to say, the San Miguel Beermen were able to do well without June Mar Fajardo. With the reigning four-time MVP out of action in the first nine games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Beermen rose to the occasion and hurdled its obstacles. Losing import AZ Reid to injury, San Miguel called on replacement Kevin Murphy who turned up the heat and became one of the league's best scorers with 31.7 points per game.  This year's top draft pick Christian Standhardinger found his niche and played out of his mind, posting import-like averages of 25 points and 13.3 rebounds in the ten games thus far. Still recovering from a stress fracture in his right foot, Fajardo just played 10 minutes and scored once in his conference debut, a clear indication that there is much more needed before being considered fully recovered. "Nakakakapanibago. Nahahabol na ako ng kondisyon. I mean, syempre ngayon lang ako nakatakbo ulit. Masaya ako nanalo kami. Credit sa mga teammates ko," Fajardo said after the game. In their final game against playoff hopefuls Meralco next Saturday, Nov. 3, Fajardo clarified he does not care how many minutes coach Leo Austria will give him but let out an assurance that he will give 100 percent every time. Coach Austria says Fajardo, who admitted that he was avoiding rough play to avoid re-injury, has a long time to get himself going once more. "Well, it's a good adjustment for us, especially June Mar. He could get back to his usual game. But it's very obvious na wala pa siya doon sa usual game," the three-time PBA Coach of the Year said. The team seemed to have been lost, mired in a 2-4 record, but definitely bounced back due to the stellar play of Murphy, Standhardinger, and snipers Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot. Standhardinger, who has manned the paint in the Cebu native's absence was ecstatic due to Fajardo's return and ensuing positive effect to the time, returning to their "best basketball." "I mean he's a very important part of the puzzle piece but you still see he's just 10 minutes and he's still a little hesitant I think. So he's not completely back yet. But for the morale of the people, it means a lot for us to see June Mar out there again." If they do not clinch a top-four seed or twice-to-beat advantage, Fajardo expects his team to follow their gameplan to have a chance in advancing to the next round. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 27th, 2018Related News

Blackwater toys with Columbian for piece of 3rd place

BIÑAN CITY, Philippines – The hot-starting Blackwater preyed on Columbian in a convincing 120-99 win to snap a two-game skid in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena here on Saturday, October 27.  Henry Walker fired 26 points on a perfect 9-of-9 clip on top of 11 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 27th, 2018Related News

A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one

PEKIN, China--When a Chinese garlic farmer's dream of flying an airplane didn't pan out, he decided to build one instead. The full-scale replica of the Airbus A320 built by farmer Zhu Yue is now nearly finished, permanently taxied on a short piece of tarmac surrounded by wheat fields in northeast China. Zhu didn't finish middle school, and started out farming onions and garlic before moving on to welding work in a factory in the small city of Kaiyuan. Last year he realized he may never be able to fly a plane. "I hit midlife and realized I couldn't buy one, but I could build one," he told AFP. He has invested his savings of more than 2.6 million yuan ($374,000) into the...Keep on reading: A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 27th, 2018Related News

Hot-shooting Banchero claims PBA Player of the Week award

Chris Banchero’s scintillating performance in Alaska’s last two games earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 15-21 in the 2018 Governors’ Cup. The stocky Alaska guard stood at the forefront of the Aces’ surge to register back-to-back wins, grabbing a piece of the lead in the team standings with Ginebra and Magnolia, while closing in for twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs. The 29-year-old Banchero averaged 19 points, 7 assists and 5.5 rebounds this past week, leading Alaska to victories over Columbian, 104-94 and Blackwater, 116-109 as the Aces forged a three-way tie at the top spot with similar 7-2 records. Alaska’s fifth overall pick in the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft registered a near triple-double effort of 10 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to serve as a catalyst in their 10-point win over the Dyip. Then last Sunday, Banchero, the third conference’s assist leader, went beast mode on offense, firing a new PBA career-high 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the floor to help Alaska outlast Blackwater. The Fil-Italian guard edged Meralco Fil-American players Cliff Hodge and Chris Newsome, as well as San Miguel stalwart Chris Ross and rookie Christian Standhardinger for the weekky citation. Alaska looks to make a strong finish in the elims and formalize its top 4 finish when it faces NLEX this Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, before taking on NorthPort next Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 22nd, 2018Related News

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Streams October 26, Only on Netflix

Take a peek inside the world of Sabrina Spellman. It’ll be a scary good time. In this behind-the-scenes piece, the cast of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina discuss the upcoming series, and Sabrina’s journey as half-witch, half mortal. “Everything about the show is just so massive and grounded and real,” says Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Viva San Romero

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote a pained op-ed piece focused on the idealism and crusades of the missing Khashoggi. “Tyrants eventually pay for their...READ MORE The post Viva San Romero appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

PEACETALK: Understanding the diversity of religious’ education in the Philippines: A look at the different Muslim religious educational systems

(The author is a commissioner at the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, an agency under the Office of the President. This piece was prepared to serve as an introduction to understand and see the nature of religious educational institutions and their role in enhancing multiculturalism and cultural dialogue/understanding.) Southeast Asia is a mosaic of cultures. […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival

LONDON — The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered “The Favourite,” a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, the movie sees Colman portray Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as […] The post Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 19th, 2018Related News

Washington Post publishes last piece by missing Saudi journalist

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Two weeks after he disappeared, The Washington Post on Wednesday, October 17, published what it said appears to be Jamal Khashoggi's final column, in which the missing Saudi journalist writes of the importance of a free press  in the Arab world. Such a forum is currently lacking, says Khashoggi, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News