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The fall and rise of Philippine music

AT THE University of the Philippines Fair early this year, April Hernandez had the lucky role of opening for the popular band IV of Spades. Under the stage name “TheSunManager,” she has just around 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify while IV of Spades has a following of over a million......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 13th, 2018Related News

Who’s ready to see Taeyeon LIVE? Next stop: Manila, Philippines! ‘S… Taeyeon …

Who’s ready to see Taeyeon LIVE? Next stop: Manila, Philippines! ‘S… Taeyeon Concert comes to New Frontier Theater this Friday night! Presented by PULP Live World 소녀시대 태연이 방콕 콘서트를 성황리에 마쳤습니다! 오는 14일 그녀의 다음 투어 행선지인 필리핀 마닐라에서 펼쳐질 공연도 기대해 주세요~! TAEYEON of Girls’ Generation has successfully wrapped up her… link: Who’s ready to see Taeyeon LIVE? Next stop: Manila, Philippines! ‘S… Taeyeon ….....»»

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

Pinoy Mathletes Win 33 Awards in India Contest

Young Filipino students have wrapped up 2018 on a high note, finishing overall first runner-up and winning 32 other awards in an international math contest in India. The contestants, composed of junior and senior high school students, won 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals in the individual competition, and 13 awards in the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Merkel gets boost with ally s party win

HAMBURG, Germany – The victory in a party leadership battle of a close ally of Angela Merkel greatly boosts her chances of seeing out her 4th term, but 2019 will bring new threats for the world's most powerful woman. As the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) wrapped up a conference in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Filipino students win 33 awards at India math contest

This is a press release from the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines Young Filipino students wrapped up 2018 on a high note, finishing overall first runner-up and winning 32 other awards in an international math contest in India.  The contestants, composed of junior and senior high school students, won 6 gold, 7 silver ........»»

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

Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks on road

MILWAUKEE (AP) --- Klay Thompson sidestepped two defenders to get an open look, hit a 3 from the wing and then coolly walked toward the baseline to guard the next inbounds pass. The Golden State Warriors taught the Milwaukee Bucks a lesson about hitting 3s and playing D. Thompson andStephen Curryeach scored 20 points and hit 4 of 9 from beyond the arc, and the Warriors wrapped up a five-game trip with a 105-95 victory on Friday night for their third straight win. Andre Iguodala added a season-high 15 points for Golden State, which pulled away in the second half with another hot stretch from the 3-point line. The Warriors went 6 of 9 from beyond the arc in a roughly six-minut...Keep on reading: Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks on road.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila – Rappler

Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila  Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Filipino basketball infused with hip-hop, art and dance was in full effect as Nike wrapped up its Battle Force Manila at the Three Parkade … Source link link: Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila – Rappler.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: Better Bo-lieve it, UP is here to stay

The University of the Philippines got swept by Ateneo de Manila University in the Finals of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Still, the season will always be remembered as the time when the Fighting Maroons ended their 21-year playoff drought and their 32-year Finals absence. More than that, the season may very well be remembered as when State U formalized its return to relevance. “Oo naman. ‘Winning Maroons’ na kami. Our minds are there already,” head coach Bo Perasol proudly said, even after they have just gotten blanked in the championship round. Indeed, from 2007 to 2015, UP only won 13 times out of 126 games. Those days have been self-depreciatingly called “the dark days.” Since head coach Bo Perasol took over, however, they have gone 19-23. Making “Bo-lievers” out of skeptics, coach Bo has led his alma mater to its best showing since 1986 with a runner-up finish they wrapped up on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Yes, the Fighting Maroons were only runners-up to the Blue Eagles, but relative to the former who had just gotten out of “the dark days,” silver seems like gold. And, if coach Bo is to still be “Bo-lieved,” they are far from finished. “We already did it and we’re enjoying the (aftermath) of that – the praise, the adulation – but we need to move on from that. I’m so excited about my prospects kahit na ang expectations, mataas ngayon and next year, how much more” he said. He then continued, “It’s gonna be the Finals now, not (just) the Final Four. It’s about the Finals when we go back because if I say it’s (just) Finals Four, no one’s gonna believe them now.” Keep doubting him and UP at your own risk – what’s sure is that the Fighting Maroons won’t stop “Bo-lieving.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Team Region 6 shines in 2018 PSC Visayas Open

STUDENT-athletes from Western Visayas wrapped up the 2018 Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Visayas Open with dominating performances in Ormoc, Leyte last Dec 4. Players from Iloilo ruled the taekwondo and lawn tennis while Negros Occidental topped the table tennis events. The Ilonggo squad garnered two gold, two silver, and five bronze medals. Leading the team […] The post Team Region 6 shines in 2018 PSC Visayas Open appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

TOKYO --- IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, wrapped up three days of meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday and said the city's summer heat is a growing worry. Organizers are proposing to start the marathon between 5:30-6 a.m., and have moved up morning rugby matches by 90 minutes to play in the cooler air. Mountain biking will be contested later in the afternoon for the same reason. Organizer...Keep on reading: Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time

MANILA, Philippines --- With over eight billion streams in 2018 alone, something divine must have made Canadian rapper Drake Spotify's most streamed artist of all time.   Thanks to his album "Scorpion" and single "God's Plan," which brought more than a billion streams alone, Drake bounced back to the top this 2018.   The rapper topped the list in 2015 and 2016, but lost the spot to Ed Sheeran in 2017.   On the list released Tuesday by Spotify, Drake was followed by Post Malone, XXXTentacion, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, whose 2017 album "Divide" made the top five of most-streamed artist albums.   Meanwhile, Ariana Grande is Spotify's top-stream...Keep on reading: Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Filipinos listened to LANY, Moira dela Torre, Ed Sheeran the most on Spotify in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Music streaming giant Spotify on Tuesday, December 4, said American indie pop group LANY was the most streamed artist in the Philippines in 2018. Filipina singer Moira dela Torre was the most streamed female artist, while Ed Sheeran was the most streamed male artist. Trailing LANY as most ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion | The Manila Times Online

HOMESTEAD, Fla.: Joey Loganos team headed to South Beach long before NASCARs newest champion wrapped up his obligations at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was emotional, exhausted and still trying to com.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES --- Leaders of the world's largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change. Here are some of the main developments at the Group of 20 summit, which wrapped up Saturday: World Trade Organization All G-20 leaders called for reforming the World Trade Organization and the issue will be discussed during the group's next summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. The gathering's final statement, however, did not mention protectionism after negotiators said the U.S. objected to the wording. Trump has criticized the WTO and taken aggressive ...Keep on reading: A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion

HOMESTEAD, Fla.: Joey Logano’s team headed to South Beach long before NASCAR’s newest champion wrapped up his obligations at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was emotional, exhausted and still trying to comprehend…READ The post Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Yeng assures Gilas ready for Kazakhstan

MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas is ready to go. On the eve of its home game against Kazakhstan, the Philippines has done all its necessary preparations for this crucial outing. Gilas wrapped up one of its final preps Thursday at the MOA Arena, with the official 12-man lineup going over specifics before the big game. "Were as ready as we can be," head coach Yeng Guiao said on his national team. "We should be ready, we don't want to burn out the guys. We also want them to be well-rested for tomorrow. It's going to be a physical game, so we're ready for that," he added. The Philippines destroyed Kazakhstan by 37 points in the Asian Games a couple of months back and so while that gives some sense of confidence on Gilas, you can never be too sure. Coach Yeng has his team ready for anything new Kazakhstan might offer this time around. "Sa nangyari doon sa Asian Games, I'm sure they'll make adjustments," Guiao said. "So we cannot totally rely on what we did in the Asian Games. I’m sure they’re going to do something different. So we’re just putting in some options just in case they try to differ from their original game plan in the Asian Games," he added. The Philippines and Kazakhstan will tip off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the MOA Arena.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Bogdanovic s 3 helps Pacers escape with win in Phoenix

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic sank the go-ahead three-pointer with 31 seconds to play and the Indiana Pacers escaped with a 109-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). The Pacers, coming off a 33-point victory at Utah the previous night, had their hands full in a tight fourth quarter. Myles Turner's triple gave Indiana a 104-101 lead with 48 seconds to play, but Devin Booker responded with a three-pointer to tie it at 104-104 with 45 seconds left. After Bogdanovic's long-range basket, Booker's attempt at a game-tying three barely rimmed out. Darren Collison's two free throws wrapped up the scoring. Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points apiece for Indiana. Turner added 16 and Bogdanovic 15. T.J. Warren scored 25 for the Suns. Booker was just 7-of-21 shooting but scored 20 points and had eight assists. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Indiana led by as many as 13 points in the second and third quarters, but Phoenix, with Booker and Ayton on the bench, used a 15-2 run late in the third and early in the fourth to go up 85-81 when Richaun Holmes made one of two free throws with 9:51 to play. Until the final seconds, nobody led by more than four the rest of the way. McDermott and Sabonis each scored 12 in the second quarter. McDermott's consecutive three's in an 8-0 Pacers spurt put Indiana up 46-35 with 6:37 left in the half. Indiana stretched it to 52-39 on Sabonis' two free throws but Phoenix got it back to single digits and trailed 61-54 at the break. Indiana stretched the lead back to 13, 76-63, on Collison's three-pointer but the Suns finished the quarter with a 7-2 spurt, Isaiah Canaan's three-pointer cutting the lead to 81-77 entering the final quarter. TIP-INS Pacers: Indiana's 33-point win at Utah was the fifth time the Pacers have won a road game by at least 30 points and first in 22 years (when they won at Vancouver 127-80 in December 1996). ... Indiana reserves scored a season-high 62 points in the rout at Utah. ... McDermott and Sabonis were a combined 8-for-11 in the second quarter against Phoenix. .... McDermott scored 21 for the second game in a row. Suns: Ayton became the fourth player since 1992 with at least 300 points and 200 rebounds in his first 20 NBA games. The others who did it are Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal. ... Ayton had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half. ... A victory would have given Phoenix two wins in its last three games. Suns have won just four all season. UP NEXT Pacers: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2018Related News

St. Robert’s finishes fourth in 2018 SBP-Passerelle

THE basketball team of St. Robert’s International Academy (SRIA) wrapped up the 2018 SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournament National Finals with a fourth-place finish in the Passerelle division at the University of the Assumption gym in Pampanga, Nov 25. The Panda Rockets of head coach John Guanco bowed to International School for Better Beginnings (ISBB, Luzon), 72-88 […] The post St. Robert’s finishes fourth in 2018 SBP-Passerelle appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Spotify lets users go premium with P9

Spotify brings holiday cheers by offering anew its lowest priced premium subscription deal. For only P9, users can avail three months of ads-free, unlimited music. The promo will run until December 31. Spotify Premium houses millions of songs and thousands of playlists available for high-quality streaming. Additionally, paying users can enjoy listening to podcasts and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Durant scores season-best 44 points, Warriors hold off Kings

By JANIE McCAULEY,  AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson will be thrilled with the winning shot any way it comes. Kevin Durant will gladly accept that a jump ball he tipped away against Willie Cauley-Stein in the waning moments meant nearly as much as all those jumpers and free throws he hit in a sensational scoring performance. Thompson put back his own miss with 5 seconds left, Durant scored a season-high 44 points, and the Golden State Warriors barely held off the Sacramento Kings 117-116 on Saturday night (Sundaym PHL time) in a wild finish between the Northern California neighbors. "I don't know if I got fouled, but who cares I got the putback," Thompson said. "You'll take a game-winner any way you can get it I don't care how ugly it is." Durant tipped a jump ball to the backcourt just before the buzzer sounded, but a replay review was held to determine whether the Kings had called timeout — which was granted with 0.3 seconds on the clock. The Warriors subsequently called their own, and the Kings failed to get a shot. "I just tried to tip it as far away from their basket as possible," Durant said. Durant converted two free throws with 1:27 left and also had 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Thompson wound up with 31 points — the second straight night the two each scored 30 or more. Buddy Hield had 28 points on 12-for-21 shooting and seven rebounds. Rookie Marvin Bagley III contributed 20 points and a season-best 17 rebounds off the bench, but missed the first of two free throws with 1:08 remaining. "That was a very good basketball game to watch, to be a part of. I thought we competed our tails off," Kings coach Dave Joerger said. Thompson shot 12 of 26 with five 3-pointers as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his ninth straight game because of a strained left groin . Fellow All-Star Draymond Green is still nursing a sprained right toe. Durant's 3-pointer with 6:22 left got Golden State within 108-105, then he converted a tying three-point play the next time down before Quinn Cook's go-ahead 3 the following possession. Durant had 16 in the second quarter, making all eight of his free throws. He finished with a season-high 16 free throws on 17 attempts. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP also committed seven of the Warriors' 14 turnovers. Damian Jones added 13 points and six rebounds in a stronger effort from the center position in Golden State's fifth back-to-back, when the Warriors went just 10 of 34 from beyond the arc. "He was a monster out there," Thompson said. The Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak, their longest under Steve Kerr and worst since early 2013, a night earlier against Portland. Kerr stuck with the same starting lineup from that 125-97 win but the Warriors trailed by 10 late in the second before closing the half on an 8-2 run to get within 64-60 at intermission. The Kings had won their previous two matchups at Oracle Arena, last season becoming just the third team over the past five seasons to win twice on Golden State's home floor. CURRY UPDATE Curry, the two-time MVP, was re-examined Saturday and is expected to resume practicing next week with a strong chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip. He did some scrimmaging work at the practice facility, and Kerr said there were no lingering physical issues from a car accident Friday in which Curry was unharmed. TIP-INS Kings: Bagley had his right thumb wrapped after the game but didn't think it was serious. ... Sacramento shot 21 for 29 on free throws. The Kings were outrebounded 42-34. ... Sacramento is 2-5 on the road against the Western Conference. Warriors: Thompson moved into 21st place on the NBA's career 3-pointers list when he hit his 1,609th in the first quarter, moving past former Warriors star Jason Richardson. ... Durant had two of the Warriors' six blocks a night after they blocked a season-best 11 shots — their second straight game with 10 or more swats. ... The Warriors are 4-1 in second game playing consecutive nights. ... Green sat out for the fifth straight game with the injury while Alfonzo McKinnie missed his fifth in a row with a sore left foot. UP NEXT Kings: Host Jazz on Sunday, the teams' second meeting in five days. Warriors: Host Magic on Monday to conclude a four-game homestand over six days, having won 10 straight against Orlando and five consecutive at home......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2018Related News