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Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

NEW YORK, United States -- As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot. In less than 15 years, on-demand podcasts have become a key part of the media landscape that is luring advertisers to a market that is worth tens of millions of dollars and growing. According to Edison Research, 124 million Americans listen to audio podcasts including 73 million on a monthly basis. "Podcasts are now getting to the point where they sit alongside other forms of premium media like video and books and television and music," said Matt Lieber, a co-founder of Gimlet Media, a major podcast producer. "Now there are reviewers of podcasts. The Financial Times has...Keep on reading: Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape.....»»

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

Are you the sporty kind? Tired of your headphones falling while you sweat it out…

Are you the sporty kind? Tired of your headphones falling while you sweat it out? Worry no more for the JBL Reflect Mini 2 wireless headphones with touch control technology is here. Never skip a workout to change your music or answer your calls, and it surely won’t fall off during your routine. The JBL… link: Are you the sporty kind? Tired of your headphones falling while you sweat it out….....»»

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

Celebs, personalities honor, support ‘gravely ill’ Aretha Franklin

News of "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin being gravely ill has compelled many admirers, celebrities and non-celebrities alike, to take to social media to offer their support and pay homage to the legendary singer. Known for songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "I Say A Little Prayer", among others, Franklin has long immortalized herself as a true icon of soul music thanks to her decades' worth of experience and accolades, such as her 18 Grammy Awards and the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 76-year-old was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and marked her last performance in November 2017 for the Elton Jo...Keep on reading: Celebs, personalities honor, support ‘gravely ill’ Aretha Franklin.....»»

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

1 killed, 3 others injured in road crash

ROXAS City, Capiz – A tricycle driver died while three of his passengers were injured when  they were hit by a speeding Toyota Revo car in Barangay Dinginan, Roxas City Sunday. The victim was Cirjun Buñi, 57, of Barangay Sibaguan here who succumbed to fatal head injuries. Three of Buñi’s passengers – Noel Acutillar of […] The post 1 killed, 3 others injured in road crash appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Game-changing imports who raised the bar in the PBA

Imports are considered not only crowd drawers that invite national attention to the PBA. They are also game changers who raised the bar of play in the pioneering Asian pro cage league, with their incredible skills, breathtaking court wizardry, huge scoring might, and of course fantastic flights of fancy. Through the years, we’ve anticipated only the best from them, and definitely there are a few of them who really made their mark with their names etched in the annals of the league. One of them is Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, who bagged the PBA Best Import Award recently. Not flashy or flamboyant, Brownlee just gets the job done, leading Ginebra to the 2016 and 2017 Governors Cup, and just recently the 2018 Commissioners Cup. Aside from Brownlee, who were the other imports in PBA history that made a huge impact in the league and in the consciousness of this basketball-crazy nation? Here are some of the greatest imports ever to play in the country. 1. Cyrus Mann Cyrus Mann is remembered as one of the first prolific imports that played in the PBA, donning the Crispa Redmanizers jersey during its Grand Slam year in 1976 up to 1979. He provided that imposing presence in the paint with his 6’10” frame and was a monster off the boards, including those killer moves in the paint scoring at will against opponents. 2. Byron “Snake” Jones Memorable for his versatility and workhorse attitude, Byron “Snake” Jones was a journeyman, playing for three different teams in the PBA and leading two of them to championships. He played for the Toyota Comets in the PBA’s maiden season and won the First and Second Conference crowns and then went on to play for the U-Tex Wranglers and help them in bagging their first-ever title in the PBA Open Conference in 1978. He would then end his PBA journey with the Crispa Redmanizers in 1981. 3. Andy Fields Considered the first “resident import” in the league, Andy Fields has been called back frequently to play for his lone PBA team Toyota in his entire stint in the PBA. A feared shotblocker, midrange shooter, and rebounder, Fields led Toyota to three PBA championships, including the 1979 Invitationals, 1981 and 1982 Open Conference titles. 4. Norman Black Norman Black is simply called the import that gives his all in each game, one who was frequently labeled as “Mr. 100%.” He started his PBA career with the Teflin Polyesters in 1981, then began his connection with the San Miguel franchise in 1982 as its main workhorse and scorer, who would guide the Beermen to its second franchise title in the Invitationals the same year. He would then serve as import for Great Taste the next year, played again for the SMC franchise in 1985 under Magnolia Quench Plus, then suited briefly for Alaska in 1986. After returning to San Miguel in 1987, Black would then become a playing coach and eventually a coach who engineered its first Grand Slam in 1989. 5. Billy Ray Bates Billy Ray Bates is considered by many as the “best ever” who would fascinate everyone with monster dunks from the charity stripe years before Michael Jordan. Not only would he run rings around defenders, Bates would soar up, up away to score, and score without letup, hence the title “The Black Superman.” His debut stint with Crispa in its second Grand Slam year in 1983 was astounding and remarkable, as his unstoppable incursions, aerial shows, and powerful slams made him unforgettable to this day. Three years later, he would bring his greatness to Ginebra San Miguel and bag the 1986 Open Conference crown, which was the then-Palanca franchise’s first title. 6. Michael Hackett Loyal and dedicated, Michael Hackett is the gentle giant opponents feared. He is considered one of the most dominant forces in PBA history, who would just power his way through defenders at the paint and score at will. Playing for Ginebra San Miguel, Hackett is best remembered for being the first PBA player to score over a hundred points, 103 points to be exact, in a match against Great Taste in the 1985 Open Conference, wherein he won Best Import honors. In the next year, Hackett and fellow import great Billy Ray Bates collaborated to lead Ginebra to the 1986 Open Conference title.   7. Bobby Parks For most coaches, the late Bobby Parks was seen as the greatest not only due to the fact that he is the most decorated with seven Best Import awards, but also being the most hard working and coachable import ever. A gallant scoring machine yet a silent operator, Parks showed a wide variety of moves in his lane incursions in his prime that would leave defenders helpless, ending in mind-boggling baskets. Apart from his individual skills, Parks really completes his mission, giving championships to San Miguel Beer in the 1987 Reinforced Conference, and then Shell as its resident import with two titles, the 1990 and 1992 First Conference plums.      8. Tony Harris He might not be that much of an obedient trooper, but Tony Harris and his brand of play was simply breathtaking. As Coach Yeng Guiao decided during his time as coach of the Swift Mighty Meaties that they must let him be and ordered his court lieutenants to just pass the ball to him and make him simply wield his magic. And he did leave everyone in awe with his speed, agility, and power to score over all defenders thrown at him, hence the monicker “The Hurricane.” Proof of his incredible abilities is scoring 105 points, the single game scoring record that holds to this day, against Ginebra in the 1992 Reinforced Conference, wherein he would single-handedly cop the title for Swift. 9. Sean Chambers You could be charmed by his beaming smile when you meet him off the court, but when you meet him on-court, prepare for the worst beating. Though he’s not the heavy scorer type of an import PBA fans are accustomed to, Alaska’s “resident import” shows his class and might as a team player. He worked for the Milkmen in 13 seasons, giving them titles 6 times, yet only won the Best Import plum once—in the Reinforced Conference of Alaska’s Grand Slam year in 1996. The memory of what these imports brought to the league continues to delight true PBA fans through the years. And we see their legacy in such players as Justin Brownlee, who continue to show the example, the standard for other foreign players setting foot in the country to follow.     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Hits from the kitchen: Gérald Passédat on music and food

As various tunes vie for the title of song of the summer in France, we go into the kitchens of some of the country's top food personalities to find out how music inspires their culinary creations. What are the musical ingredients that inspire them? Here, Grald Passdat, the only chef in Marseille to hold three Michelin stars, talks about his musical influences, ranging from Iggy Pop to Philip Glass and Luciano Pavarotti. Relaxnews: What song or artist gives you an energy boost in the kitchen? Grald Passdat: Iggy Pop What track do you like to listen to when cooking at home on a Sunday? "You Want it Darker" by Leonard Cohen. What song or musical genre perfectly sums up yo...Keep on reading: Hits from the kitchen: Gérald Passédat on music and food.....»»

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

Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users

Last month in Australia, Spotify quietly rolled out a feature that allows users to skip ads, even for those who don't pay a subscription. Spotify, now one of the best-known digital music streaming services, has begun testing a new feature dubbed "Active Media" that will give users the option to skip unwanted ads and continue listening to their music. While it may sound counterintuitive, the company believes there is a lot to be gained from providing this feature. Danielle Lee, Spotify's global head of partner solutions, in an interview with Ad Age, said that this provides "a more engaging audience to our advertisers," as they could better match ads to certain demographics, and ...Keep on reading: Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users.....»»

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

Hot Stuff: YouTuber Janina Vela Is Also A Rising Musician You’ve Got To Listen To Right Now!

Lately, she has been making waves in the music industry—something she has always wanted to do but didn’t have enough guts to......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleAug 13th, 2018Related News

Six North Luzon teams reach NBA 3X PH 2018 Finals

NBA Philippines press release The National Basketball Association (NBA) officially tipped off NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA with the first-ever qualifiers in North Luzon at Benguet State University on Aug. 11-12. Now on its eighth consecutive year, NBA 3X is staging two preliminary tournaments with the succeeding competition set at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on Aug. 18-19 to provide more male and female players an opportunity to participate in the 3-on-3 tournament. A total of 100 teams from Apayao, Dagupan, Baguio, Benguet and other nearby provinces, including entries from Caloocan City in Metro Manila, competed in the North Luzon qualifiers. Six teams advanced to NBA 3X Playoffs and will compete with teams advancing from the Metro Manila division qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 25-26. Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden of Team Greyhounds topped the U13 Division, while Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Carantes and Francis Almazan of Team SLUA topped the Under-16 division. The other winning teams for the boy’s division were Team Caloocan Supremos C (Under-18) composed of Ryan Ricasio, Raphael Jerhold Flores, Mark Francois Sapla, and Jino Lacsa); and Team UL-Dagupan City A (Open Category) made up of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr. and Julius Tiburcio. In the women’s category, Regimay Castres, Rosemarie Delos Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Kixsha Camangeg of Team Balon Dagupan topped the Under-18 division while Ruthlaine Chlaire Tacula, Raechelle Ann Sao, Ryzelle Ann Limet, and Love Joy Sto. Domingo of Team Pudtol Apayao bested the Open Category. In addition, various media outlets from Baguio City formed teams to compete in the Celebrity Division. The NBA 3X Playoffs will be highlighted by the presence of an NBA player, NBA legend, slam dunk team, and the Celebrity Division starring entertainment and media personalities as well as contests and activities for the family. AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. In addition, CloudFone, Gatorade, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart will serve as official partners while SM Mall of Asia an Spalding are supporting partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018 and the registration process, fans can visit www.nba3x.com/philippines, facebook.com/philsnba and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter. For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit www.axa.com.ph and facebook.com/axa.philippines......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

What Ogie, the music artist, wants to tick off his bucket list at age 50

Ogie Alcasid In his 30 years in show biz, Ogie Alcasid has written many hits and held sold-out concerts. He has starred in movies and built a formidable television career as a comedian. But there&#.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

From fest viewer to Cinemalaya filmmaker

Junyka Sigrid Santarin in Iar Lionel Arondaing's 'Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma' For young filmmaker Iar Lionel Arondaing, his Cinemalaya journey began seven years ago after wa.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Now United finds harmony in diversity

Now United Although the boys and girls of the pop music group Now United come from different countries and backgrounds, making friends with each other was surprisingly uncomplicated. After all, the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner

Turkish director and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo film festival. "This is great honour for me, really, and I accept it with my heart," the director said after receiving the "Heart of Sarajevo" award. Ceylan scooped the top prize at the Cannes film festival in 2014 for his epic drama "Winter Sleep". His latest feature, "The Wild Pear Tree", was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The Sarajevo film festival, now in its 24th year, will also celebrate Ceylan's talent as a stills photographer with a exhibition of his work in the Bosnian capital. The...Keep on reading: Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner.....»»

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

BLOGTABLE: How many games will Rockets win in 2018-19?

NBA.com blogtable The Rockets led the league with 65 victories last season. How many games do you think they can win in 2018-19? * * * David Aldridge: Fewer, but that's not a big deal. The assumption here is they'll rest Chris Paul more and more going forward to give him the best chance at getting to the postseason, so that may cost them 4-6 meaningless regular season wins. And if you take away another handful because of the dual loss of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, let's pencil Houston in for 55-57 regular season wins. Don't think that will be a big deal as long as they don't finish fourth in the west and have to face Golden State in the second round. Tas Melas: The general sentiment among basketball fans is that the Rockets will be far worse (the over-under line in Vegas is 55.5 wins!). What actually happened with the roster to forecast such a drop-off? It’s basically Carmelo Anthony and James Ennis replacing the departed Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute (leaving out the additions of RJ Hunter, Michael Carter-Williams, Markel Brown and draft picks at this point). Everyone will point to the defensive issues with Melo starting over Ariza. Defense is an attitude. Yes, a coach needs the personnel, but as much as it is about the guys on the floor, it’s also about the locker room, and I still think there’s enough with Clint Capela, Chris Paul and PJ Tucker (Ariza was part of mediocre Rockets defenses the two years before last season, which were also before James Harden improved defensively). And Melo replacing Ariza is why Ennis was signed – to be the defensive yang to Melo’s offensive ying. Melo can play primarily in the 1st and 3rd with Ennis playing the most important defensive minutes in the 4th. Exposing Melo might happen more in the playoffs, but for the regular season, I see this as a 62-win team. They do still realize that they need the 1-seed to beat Golden State. Shaun Powell: I'd go with the under here and say 60 wins for the Rockets, not because they're in for a steep decline. I'm just not sure they're willing to press for wins in April, given the unpredictability of Chris Paul's vulnerable body, which potentially cost them the Western Conference title (and maybe an NBA title) last season. The Rockets needed to get best record and home-court advantage in the West last season for their mental health. That's not necessarily the case now. John Schuhmann: Even if the Rockets kept the same team together and were relatively healthy, another 65-win season would have been difficult in a deeper Western Conference. And the departure of Trevor Ariza and the loss of depth at the forward positions should hurt them, especially on defense, where they ranked sixth last season. They still have a terrific core of five guys -- Harden, Paul, Capela, Eric Gordon and Tucker -- and should be plenty motivated to get back to where they were a few months ago, so I'll guess that they finish with 59-61 wins, which would still be good for the second best season in franchise history. Sekou Smith: I think the Rockets are capable of another 60-win season. But it'll take a monstrous effort to duplicate the season they had a year ago. And I'm not sure it's worth the energy. The Rockets need only maintain an advantage over the Golden State Warriors to ensure that a potential Game 7 in the Western Conference finals is played at the Toyota Center (only this time with a healthy Chris Paul). If the Warriors decide to attack the 2018-19 regular season the same way they did the 2017-18 regular season, the Rockets would be wise to push only hard enough to maintain a reasonable cushion ahead of the two-time defending champs. There's nothing else to prove. We know the Rockets are capable of winning it all. We witnessed it last season, right up until the moment that Paul suffered his injury......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Locals consume 25,000 longganisa in Albay fest

        GUINOBATAN, Albay---Upon hearing the sound of a siren, thousands of residents started eating 25,000 pieces of fried crispy longganisa (sausages) that were put on banana leaves on a boodle fight meal along the streets in this town's center on Friday.   The boodle fight, which is now on its second year, serves as one highlight of the Longganisa Festival celebrated here every August, said Guinobatan Mayor Ann Ongjoco.   Aside from thousands of longganisa, residents also consumed 2,500 pieces of scrambled eggs, 1,500 sliced tomatoes, 1,000 pieces of fresh cucumber, and bowls of steamed rice that stretched for about 300 meters....Keep on reading: Locals consume 25,000 longganisa in Albay fest.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 10th, 2018Related News

Chicago s Filipino Kitchen announces 4th Kultura Festival lineup

Kultura Fest. FACEBOOK CHICAGO-- Kultura Festival, the Midwest's premier Filipino American food and arts event, will be held this year on Sunday, August 19 at the Logan Square location of Empo.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 10th, 2018Related News

Music and love are the focus of Laxamana’s two film fest entries

WHEN FOUR brothers who make up a family band are forced to relocate to a remote town in Pampanga after a super typhoon destroys their home, a rich city girl passionate about music decides to help them record their songs. This is the premise of Jason Paul Laxamana’s Bakwit Boys, one of the entries in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) which starts Aug. 15 in cinemas nationwide. The post Music and love are the focus of Laxamana’s two film fest entries appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’

South Korean actor released a song for the original soundtrack of the series "Are You Human?", K-Pop Herald reports. "You Are My Love" is the ninth track from the soundtrack of the series featuring Seo, who plays the main character Nam Shin. The slow ballad is written from the perspective of Nam, a male robot, with lyrics such as "You are my love, you are the only one," describing someone who is deeply in love. The show's music director Gaemi said Seo has a great singing ability and he was surprised to learn that acting is not the actor's only strength. The song garnered support from fans when the track list of the soundtrack was first unveiled, revealing that Seo could vent...Keep on reading: Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’.....»»

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

Mother Beyonce wants acceptance of curvier bodies

Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coach.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2018Related News

080 Before The Nutri Jingle Finals 2018 – Manila Picture

Image published by glendale_lapastora2001 on 2018-07-25 15:00:09 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , file:md5sum=856d0f40b49b7e77f42755430dd01496 , file:sha1sig=0881060c4818933de58867eaa7ee5f2e0a6fc099 , Parañaque , Metro Manila , Philippines , PH , national , high , school , baclaran , pnhs , junior , nutrition , month , nutri , jingle , music , perform , stage , ground… link: 080 Before The Nutri Jingle Finals 2018 – Manila Picture.....»»

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