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BTS K-Pop concert damages Stade de France pitch before rugby final

PARIS, France — Concerts by Korean Pop band BTS have left part of the pitch at the Stade de France damaged ahead of this weekend's French Top 14 rugby final, a stadium official said on Friday, June 14. An area covering 3% of the surface, stretching 3x30m on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 15th, 2019Related News

American rock band na The Maine, mag-coconcert sa Pinas

SMNI NEWS BALIK Pilipinas nga­yong taon ang sikat na American rock band na The Maine para sa isa na namang concert. Muling makikipagrak-­rakan ang banda sa mga Pinoy fans sa kanilang The Maine live in Manila 2019 concert sa September 14 sa New frontier theater sa Que­zon City. Bagaman ikalawang solo concert palang ito ng […] The post American rock band na The Maine, mag-coconcert sa Pinas appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2019Related News

Woman accuses Neymar of rape, father says player set up

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. The player's father calls the incident "a setup" against his son. The document obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday says the incident took place on May 15 at 8:20 p.m. in a hotel. The woman went to police on Friday in Sao Paulo. Neymar's representatives have not replied to a request for comment, but his father and agent Neymar dos Santos denied any wrongdoing by the player in a television interview. "This is a tough moment. If we can't show the truth quickly it will be a snowball. If we have to show Neymar's WhatsApp messages and the conversations with this lady, we will," Neymar dos Santos told TV Band. The woman says she and the Brazil star met in France after exchanging Instagram messages. She told police a representative of the Paris Saint-Germain player named Gallo allegedly bought her tickets to Paris and booked her a hotel room. She said Neymar arrived apparently drunk at the hotel. The woman described to police that they "touched each other, but in a given moment Neymar became aggressive and, with violence, had sexual intercourse against the victim's will." The text also says the woman left Paris two days later and said she did not file her complaint in Paris because she was shaken. The police document says the woman will go through medical exams as part of an investigation. Neymar is in Brazil preparing for the Copa America starting next week.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 2nd, 2019Related News

Here s why the Warriors will win the 2019 NBA Finals

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr dropped the hint eight months ago that this season may be the end of the Warriors, at least as the team is currently configured. He was speaking of the Warriors’ run atop the NBA, with three titles in four years. “It’s not going to last forever,” Kerr said on Sept. 24, as training camp was beginning. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Fast-forward to now. There are two or three weeks left in the season and then a most uncertain summer begins. Kevin Durant may leave. DeMarcus Cousins may leave. Klay Thompson may leave. Andre Iguodala may leave. The Warriors know, and have known, that their roster next season may look a whole lot different than it does now. If this run is going to end, it’ll be on their terms. The Warriors are going to win another NBA championship. They have been strangely steeled by this lingering sense of doubt all season. They dealt with injuries; Cousins was out most of the year as he continued recovering from Achilles surgery, Stephen Curry dealt with a groin strain, Draymond Green had toe issues. They dealt with strife; a very popular narrative early in the season was that Durant and Green were warring Warriors. They looked really bored at times. And the postseason hasn’t been a cakewalk. The Los Angeles Clippers tested them in the first round, winning twice on the Warriors’ home floor at Oracle Arena. The second round against Houston was 2-2 after four games. Durant got hurt in Game 5 of that series with the outcome hanging in the balance. Go figure. The Warriors pulled out the win that night and haven’t lost since. For this series against the Toronto Raptors, they’re going to get Cousins back. They’ll probably get Durant back at some point, as well. Thompson tends to play well when he’s angry and he’s got a right to be angry after not being picked for the All-NBA team. And Curry, although individual honors aren’t why he plays the game, will probably be driven on some level to win NBA Finals MVP for the first time. More than anything, they’re playing for something dynastic. Detroit won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990 and nobody considers that era of Pistons basketball a dynasty. Same goes for the Houston Rockets, champions in 1994 and 1995. San Antonio won five times in the Tim Duncan era, yet none of those came back-to-back even. Miami went to four straight finals from 2011 through 2014, winning in the middle two years, but didn’t get the elusive three-peat. The Warriors are playing for history. A third straight title, that’s the stuff dynasties are made of. And if they get that one, then maybe the band stays together one more year to chase No. 4, something Michael Jordan never got, something no team in history other than Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics got in a run that ended half a century ago. The Raptors won’t be easy. But the Warriors are playing for something that, unlike rosters, will last forever. Warriors in six. ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2019Related News

Summer Noise 2019- Japanese Breakfast keeps promise to Filipino fans - ABS-CBN News

Summer Noise 2019: Japanese Breakfast keeps promise to Filipino fans ABS-CBN News Experimental pop rock band Japanese Breakfast was in town for Summer Noise 2019 at the Greenfield District......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Sue, puring-puri ang K-Pop Idol na si Shinwoo

“ANG bait-bait ni Shinwoo.” Ito ang tinuran ni Sue Ramirez ukol sa K-Pop idol at miyembro ng Blanc 7 boy band na leading man ng Kapamilya actress sa pelikulang Sunshine Family ng Spring Films at Korean Studio Film Line Pictures Production. Kinunan ang kabuuan ng pelikula sa South, Korea na pinagbibidahan din ng celebrity couple na sina Nonie at Shamaine Buencamino kasama ang Kapamilya ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesMay 17th, 2019Related News

The good ol’ days

FOR MANY the 1980s were a decade when people could be themselves, from fashion to culture to music — especially the music. As singer Jett Pangan of rock band The Dawn described, the sounds of the decade had “a nice diversity” and “innocence.”.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 16th, 2019Related News

Firefalldown releases new single

PHILIPPINE “post-hardcore” Christian band Firefalldown released its first single in three years, “Kahulugan,” a song about finding meaning and truth......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 14th, 2019Related News

Guns N’ Roses suing over rose-style beer, alleging trademark infringement

LOS ANGELES: The band Guns N’ Roses is suing a Colorado brewery for naming one of its beers “Guns ‘N’ Rose,” saying the alleged trademark infringement has caused the hard…READ The post Guns N’ Roses suing over rose-style beer, alleging trademark infringement appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2019Related News

Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — well, some of them — at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy that shadowed the visit. The team's manager, Alex Cora, did not attend the ceremony after citing his frustration with the administration's efforts to help his native Puerto Rico recover from a devastating hurricane. And nearly a dozen members of the team, all players of color, skipped the opportunity to shake Trump's hand. Meanwhile, every white player on the team — as well as outfielder J.D. Martinez, who is of Cuban descent — attended. The Red Sox repeatedly denied that there was any sort of racial divide caused by the White House visit, which has been transformed from moment of celebratory ritual to hyper-politicized event under Trump. And there was no sign of discord during the rained-upon ceremony on the White House South Lawn. The U.S. Marine Corps band played versions of "Dirty Water" and "Sweet Caroline," two unofficial Red Sox anthems. A derogatory shout about the Red Sox rival, the New Yankees, was heard. Trump was presented with a Red Sox jersey with No. 18 on the back. The day was not without mishaps: The White House first incorrectly labeled the team as the "Red Socks" on its website and then later, in an email, dubbed them the champions of something called the "World Cup Series." But Trump himself stuck to the correct script, honoring the team's dominant run to the title. "Frankly, they were unstoppable. I watched," said Trump, who noted that the squad had now won more World Series titles than any other franchise this century. He laughed when Martinez teased him for being a Yankees fan. The president was accompanied by two of the team's stars, Martinez and pitcher Chris Sale, from the Oval Office and joined the rest of the team assembled under the South Portico. The team's third base coach, Carlos Febles, who is from the Dominican Republic, stood two rows behind the president. And dozens of administration officials and members of government, many of whom hail from the six New England states, stood on the lawn to cheer. Tom Werner, the team's chairman, downplayed the no-shows, saying that it was each player's personal decision whether to attend. "We don't see it as a racial divide," he said after the team received a post-ceremony tour of the Lincoln Bedroom. "I think, to the extent that we can, baseball is apolitical." A championship team's coach rarely, if ever, misses the White House visit, a tradition that began in earnest in 1924 when then-President Calvin Coolidge invited the Washington Senators. Cora had considered attending Thursday's White House event to call attention to the plight of those in Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Maria is estimated to have caused nearly 3,000 deaths. But in the end, he opted not to go. "Unfortunately, we are still struggling, still fighting," Cora said in a statement. "Some people still lack basic necessities, others remain without electricity and many homes and schools are in pretty bad shape almost a year and a half after Hurricane Maria struck. I've used my voice on many occasions so that Puerto Ricans are not forgotten, and my absence is no different. As such, at this moment, I don't feel comfortable celebrating in the White House." Before the visit, Trump defended his stance on Puerto Rico, falsely asserting once again that the territory received $91 billion in hurricane relief money, which he claimed was "the largest amount of money ever given to any state." In fact, Congress has allocated Puerto Rico just a fraction of that figure. The White House has said Trump's $91 billion estimate includes about $50 billion in speculated future disaster disbursements that could span decades, along with $41 billion already approved. Actual aid to Puerto Rico has flowed more slowly from federal coffers, with about $11 billion given so far. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 cost the U.S government more than $120 billion — the bulk of it going to Louisiana. Trump nonetheless told reporters, "the people of Puerto Rico should really like President Trump." Those around the Red Sox locker room stressed that a player's decision to attend was a personal choice and not, in many cases, political. "Politically, it didn't matter who was in the White House. If I have an opportunity to go to the White House and meet the president, I'm going to go," relief pitcher Heath Hembree said Wednesday. "Nobody tried to persuade me. They have their reasons why not to go." For some players, it may be their only chance for a White House invite. It also reflects a larger trend across baseball: A number of players hail from Trump-friendly states like Texas and Florida, while the sport has also seen a surge in Latino players and a decline in African Americans. Having also won World Series titles in 2004, 2007 and 2013, the Red Sox — who also visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday — have been honored at the White House under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But the events have taken on sharp political overtones since Trump took office. When the New England Patriots visited in 2017, Trump's first year in office, far fewer players attended than when the franchise won a title under President Barack Obama. After several players on the Philadelphia Eagles and Golden State Warriors publicly declared that they would skip White House ceremonies, Trump disinvited the teams. Trump has also instituted a new tradition for the ceremonies, scrapping gourmet meals in favor of offering plates of fast food to the athletes. The Red Sox were not at the White House for a meal, Werner said. Moreover, the optics of the Red Sox visit are certain to receive additional scrutiny due to the history of racially charged moments for both the team and the city it calls home. The Red Sox, infamously, held a failed tryout for Jackie Robinson before he broke the sport's color barrier. They were the last team in the major leagues to integrate. And an Elks Club in the team's former spring training home of Winter Haven, Florida, invited only white players to events, a practice that stopped only in the 1980s, when black players complained ___ Associated Press writers Kevin Freking in Washington, Jimmy Golen in Boston and David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 10th, 2019Related News

The Philippines Janjep Carlos crowned Mr Gay World 2019

The Philippines' Janjep Carlos crowned Mr Gay World 2019 2019-05-05 07:02 share this Mr Gay World (Photo: Channel24) Related Links US boy band 5WEST to perform their new single at Mr Gay World in C.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2019Related News

US-based Pinoy band Sounds of Manila marks 10 years in music biz - ABS-CBN News

US-based Pinoy band Sounds of Manila marks 10 years in music biz ABS-CBN News Sounds of Manila started its humble beginnings in New Jersey, where all the members are based. To date, the group has per.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2019Related News

The Philippines Janjep Carlos crowned Mr Gay World 2019

The Philippines' Janjep Carlos crowned Mr Gay World 2019 2019-05-05 07:02 share this Mr Gay World (Photo: Channel24) Related Links US boy band 5WEST to perform their new single at Mr Gay World in C.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 5th, 2019Related News

Advocates band together in unity event for World Press Freedom Day

MANILA, Philippines– Advocates and journalists took to the stage to voice out relevant issues in the Philippines through songs and performances in a Freedom Festival Jam concert for World Press Freedom Day on Friday, May 3, at Eton Centris Walk. Media groups including Altermidya, National Union of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

Who& rsquo;s vouching for new band Sandiwa?

Who& rsquo;s vouching for new band Sandiwa?.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMay 1st, 2019Related News

Stray Kids get a full house at Manila debut concert Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Stray Kids get a full house at Manila debut concert Manila Bulletin The debut concert in Manila of K-pop boy band Stray Kids was a rousing success that saw them command thousands of fans at Araneta C.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 1st, 2019Related News

TNT Boys, top boy band in the Philippines, takes the stage in Edmonton

TNT Boys, top boy band in the Philippines, takes the stage in Edmonton CBC.ca The TNT Boys first met at a talent show in the Philippines in 2017. Now the three pre-teens have millions of fans online......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2019Related News

What Goo Goo Dolls wants to discover in Phl

There’s something that John Rzeznik, frontman and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls, wants to find out when the band comes for its first concert in Mani.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 19th, 2017Related News

2016 an inspiring, roller-coaster year for Before You Exit

MANILA, Philippines - If the young rock band of brothers from the US, Before You Exit, were to describe their 2016, they would call it a roller-coaster ride......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesDec 29th, 2016Related News

Foreign faces in Pinoy bands

MANILA, Philippines – Two band acts having a pure foreigner in their line-up recently released original albums, indicating some new twist in the way local gr.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesDec 26th, 2016Related News