Jack Whitehall to play first openly gay Disney character

  British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s next adventure film “Jungle Cruise”, to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”, “Unknown”). Inspired by the eponymous “Disney World” theme-park ride, the film will tell the tale of a jungle expedition to find a medicinal tree, which finds itself beset by… link: Jack Whitehall to play first openly gay Disney character.....»»

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Tennis world to vote on Davis Cup shakedown

LOS ANGELES — The most radical overhaul in the 118-year history of the Davis Cup could be given the green light on Thursday as the tennis world gathers in Florida to vote on sweeping reforms which have divided the sport. The post Tennis world to vote on Davis Cup shakedown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News6 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

4 ways to help your kids reach right height and weight for their age

According to the World Health Organization, stunted children have low height-for-age, while underweight children have low-weight-for-age. The reason for both is poor nutrition. But addressing these are not impossible. Find out several ways to help your kid be healthy......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News8 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

Belingon itching for Bibiano rematch: There s no escaping me

Six years since his ONE Championship debut, Team Lakay’s Kevin Belingon is finally a world champion in the mixed martial arts promotion. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News8 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial shrine on World War Two anniversary

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Wednesday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person. Past visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni have outraged China and South Korea because the shrine honors 14 Japanese wartime […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top9 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced on Tuesday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season after his recent struggles with underachieving McLaren. The 37-year-old Spaniard — who has 32 Grand Prix wins to his credit in 17 seasons — has become increasingly disenchanted with Formula One as the once [...] The post Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News11 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

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: 11 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Japan’s Abe avoids controversial shrine on war anniversary

Tokyo, Japan --- Japan's Prime Minister offered a ritual cash donation to a controversial Tokyo war shrine on Wednesday but did not visit in person, as the country marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Shinzo Abe sent an aide to Yasukuni Shrine, once again staying away from a site that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals. Visits by Abe and other senior Japanese politicians have angered China and other Asian neighbors, and the Prime Minister's decision to stay away comes as he works to improve ties with Beijing. Yasukuni honors some 2.5 million people, mostly Japanese, who perished in the country's wars since the late 19th century. I...Keep on reading: Japan’s Abe avoids controversial shrine on war anniversary.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 11 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Negros belles bow to East, exit from Little League World Series

Asia-Pacific representative Negros bombed out of the Little League Softball World Series as it yielded a close 1-2 defeat to East in a tightly fought quarterfinal duel Monday night at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Oregon (yesterday morning in Manila)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Filipino hip-hop fans are looking forward to ‘The Weeknd’

Canadian artist The Weeknd is coming to Manila and fans are in jubilation as another big name in the hip-hop world sets his sights on the Philippines. Answered prayers The Weeknd recently announced a forthcoming tour in Asia, the first since he broke into the world stage. ASIA, I’M FINALLY COMING — The Weeknd […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top21 hr. 39 min. ago Related 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

Resorts World books 350% profit surge

The operator of Resorts World Manila, an integrated gaming complex in Pasay City, saw a big profit jump in the first semester of 2018 led by non-operating earnings. Travellers International Hotel G.....»»

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

Here’s Why You Need to Watch Resorts World Manila’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo” |

Almost a month has passed since #AngHulingElBimbo2018 opened. Here’s’s take on why you shouldn’t miss it until September 2! Here’s Why You Need to Watch Resorts World Manila’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo” | Ely Buendia himself highly recommends it. Source link: Here’s Why You Need to Watch Resorts World Manila’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo” |»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Business: Engaging the Marginalized in the Core of Business

Northern Mindanao’s premier business organization has been quietly laying the ground works for the Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Businesses paradigm being championed by international economic development institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Since 2015, the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) has been promoting inclusive growth for the sustainable economic development of Cagayan de Oro City and her influence areas through its pilot project that over the next few years aims to create an independent Inclusive Agri-Business Development Center for Inclusive Business (IABDC4NM)......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Multiple alleged Chupacabra sightings -- This time in Paraguay

Scotland has a lock on the Loch Ness monster, the U.S. is the big country for Bigfoot and China owns the dragon franchise. Up for grabs in the world of cryptids is the Chupacabra. While Texas and a few western states lay claim to the skinny, hairless dog version and….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

ABS-CBN Sports, Garena partner for 2018 Globe Conquerors Manila LoL tournament

Another major eSports event will soon be watched on ABS-CBN S+A as ABS-CBN Sports and Garena come together for the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” League of Legends (LoL) tournament this August. Fans of the popular multiplayer online video game can witness the best teams in Southeast Asia battle for pride and prize when the tournament goes LIVE from the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena on ABS-CBN S+A, as well as via livestream and YouTube live for the semifinals and finals this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19). Garena is exclusive operator of top tier games in Southeast Asia and a leading advocate of eSports in the region. For this tournament, it brought eight teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand who have already started battling it out in the preliminaries happening at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila until Friday (August 17). S+A’s coverage on Saturday (August 18) will start at 10 am for the opening ceremonies of the semifinals. The semifinals will be a best of five series between the Group A toppers and Group B 2nd placer in the morning, while the second seed of Group A faces the top seed of Group B in the afternoon. Viewers can also catch the celebrity showmatch featuring popular gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao, comedian Empoy Marquez, and James Reid’s brother, Jack, among other personalities. On Sunday (August 19), the victors in the semifinals will figure in another best of five series at 2 pm for the right to book a trip to the 2018 League of Legends World Championships in South Korea as the Southeast Asian representative. There will also be band performances for those who will troop to the venue while it will be hardcore battles for those tuning in to S+A. eSports has been a rising phenomenon all over the world, especially in the last few years, where events such as the League of Legends World Championship can draw over 30 million viewers to rival traditional sports. S+A, which also previously aired a major DOTA 2 event, is committed to helping strengthen the local gaming community and promote eSports as a legit and competitive sporting event.   ---- Don’t miss the heart-pounding action of the various heroes in the virtual world of League of Legends in the live broadcast of the semifinals and finals of the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” LoL tournament this Saturday (August 18) starting 10 am and on Sunday (August 19) at 2 pm LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, as well as via livestream and YouTube live. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Guiao possible contender as Gilas coach in FIBA World Cup

Coach Yeng Guiao may stay on holding the rein in the national team up to the next windows of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, especially if Team Philippines performs creditably in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia......»»

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

Why Richard Gomez is calling for a boycott of the NBA

Actor turned-Asian Games mission chief Richard Gomez has vowed to refrain from following the National Basketball Association’s games after the world’s biggest basketball league barred one of its players, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, from playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Asiad. Boycott? The NBA’s decision disallowing Clarkson from playing in the Asian Games […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopAug 14th, 2018Related News

Vienna topples Melbourne in most liveable city ranking

LONDON, United Kingdom – Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, August 13, ending the southern Australian city's 7-year reign. It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Megan Young shares ‘biggest’ insecurity, advice on how to be a beauty queen

Miss World 2013 Megan Young indulged her fans to a free-for-all question and answer on Instagram last Aug. 13, responding to a multitude of inquiries ranging from her relationship to actor-model Mikael Daez and the countries she's visited to what she eats in a day and her biggest insecurity. Using the hashtag #AskMegan, Young took her time answering the questions on her Instagram Stories, one of which was whether she eats rice on the daily. Young, who is naturally slim and statuesque, wrote that she does. "Yes!!!" wrote Young. "I NEED carbs. I just make sure I eat the right amount I need." Beauty queen and all, one probably would think Young spends all her days dieting a...Keep on reading: Megan Young shares ‘biggest’ insecurity, advice on how to be a beauty queen.....»»

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