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Four-Wheeled Life on the Street

Strict advisories by the government authorities were implemented, mandating its citizens to stay safe in their own homes. But what about those with no roof over their heads, how can they protect themselves from the virus? Street dwellers around the world is one of the most vulnerable group in light of the global pandemic. Tatay […] The post Four-Wheeled Life on the Street appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 18th, 2020

Dara holds live broadcast to celebrate reaching 1 million subscribers on YouTube

Dara, aka Sandara Park, held a live broadcast on Oct. 16 to celebrate her milestone of getting one million subscribers on her YouTube channel Dara TV. People from different countries tuned in to watch Dara’s broadcast where she thanked subscribers, gave updates about herself, discussed her plans and raffled off personal items to mark the occasion. Her YouTube subscribers reached one million on Oct. 10 and she tweeted, “Happy 1M subscribers #DaraTV Thank you so much everyone!!! Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!!! #DaraTV1Million.” “This is the first time I’m doing YouTube Live and the comments are coming in so fast we can’t even read it,” Dara said during the broadcast. She added, “I’ve been doing YouTube for three years and there are about 60 videos uploaded on my channel. But, guys, that is amazing because I still hit one million. Thank you to everyone who subscribed.” Dara also revealed that she put on some weight and she’s very happy about it, saying, “I gained some weight for the first time in my life. I’ve been 38 to 39 kilos. I’ve finally gained six kilos.” “A lot of people were worried about me. I look more mature and I’m very pleased. The sad part about gaining weight is I don’t fit into all of my clothes anymore. I recently donated my clothes to my niece and nephews. I’m gonna shop for some jeans next week. My jeans don’t fit me anymore,” she said. She told her Pinoy fans, “Kamusta kayong lahat? Nagustuhan nyo ba yung recent upload ko sa DaraTV, yung Philippine market? Super enjoy ako dun. Ang ginawa ko dun nagpicture lang pero nag-enjoy pa rin ako (How are you? Did you like my recent upload on DaraTV about the Philippine market? I enjoyed it. I only took photos but I still enjoyed it).” In a video she uploaded on Oct. 3, Dara went to a Filipino street market near the Hyehwadong Catholic Church in Hyehwa-dong in Jongno, Seoul where she got to mingle and take photos with Pinoys and Koreans. Every Sunday, hundreds of Filipinos go to the street market to eat, buy Filipino food and products.The video now has more than 2 million views on YouTube. Dara also ranked the top five countries that watch her YouTube videos the most and the Philippines emerged as No. 1. “Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Grabe number one talaga kayo (Thank you very much. You are really number one). I love it because I started my career there. I miss you guys. I’m always thankful for support,” she said. Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video) The US placed second with Dara saying, “Thank you so much for supporting DaraTV. South Korea, her home country, is third. She commented, “Even though I have a lot of content outside of Korea, im very thankful that I have a lot of Korean subscribers.” “Thank you so much, Indonesia,” she said as the country placed fourth while United Arab Emirates is fifth and Dara said, “I’ve never been there but I really wanna go.” Dara thanked viewers for enjoying her video with CL and said she also wants “to go to Minzy’s dance academy to learn and dance there.” She was asked what was most memorable during the music video shoot with Park Bom and she said, “It’s always very chaotic when I’m with her. The most memorable thing about that shoot is that it had to be very serious but she just made me laugh so much and she asked why I wasn’t being all ‘hip-hoppy’ for my web scene but I just enjoyed that shoot a lot because it was so funny.” Dara started her showbiz career in the Philippines and left it to debut in 2NE1 in 2009. The group disbanded in 2016. She is still under YG Entertainment. She was asked if she’s going to blog about a tour of the new YG Entertainment headquarters located in Hapjeong in Mapo District, Seoul. “Next year, maybe. Still a work in progress. It looks very futuristic, very cool looking. Kinda looks like a music video set,” she said. One commented that Dara has no problem buying new clothes but she said “I can’t shop that much these days because I want to save more money [because of the ongoing pandemic].” “We should all save money. Since we can’t perform and also everyone around the world, we have to save our money. We’re just being very mindful here. I’m very thankful because I’ve been working so much. I just came back from a schedule and this entire week I had schedules and it looks like I will be very busy next week as well so I’m very thankful for my job,” she said. She said the upcoming episodes on DaraTV include staycation and cooking episodes. To celebrate the milestone, Dara raffled off bracelets and Polaroid photos, and her own clothes. Dara will also be hosting the second season of the TV show “Idol League” with BTOB’s Eunkwang and the first episode is set on Oct. 17. About her plans, she said, “Right now, I’m gonna focus on emceeing and you guys can look forward to that. You guys might see something related to acting because I’ve been talking to my musical friend. And for music, it’s always on my mind. We are all working on it so stay tuned.” Caption Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video).....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Barangay Basak San Nicolas Officials in Hot Water Over Sinulog Street Dance, Procession

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cripple the economy and every Cebuano’s daily life, the government continuously pleads for all to strictly follow social distancing protocols to help contain the said disease. Some officials of Barangay Basak San Nicolas however, will be issued a show-cause order by the Department of the Interior […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

& lsquo;TsuperHeroes& rsquo; provide free transport for frontliners

People from all walks of life have been direly affected by the enhanced community quarantine brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic—from business owners and corporate executives to construction workers and street vendors......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Vienna s horse-drawn carriages ride again – for food delivery

VIENNA, Austria – Vienna's horse-drawn carriages, a staple of street life in the Austrian capital and a popular tourist attraction, have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic – so they are now helping deliver food to the elderly. The carriages, or "Fiaker" as they are called in Vienna, are taking part ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

Shoprite jumps 13% as JSE shows signs of life after crash

After the worst crash on Wall Street since 1987, markets moved higher on Tuesday.By lunchtime on Tuesday, the JSE's all-share index was up 1.4% to 41 058 points. It lost 8.3% on Monday, whil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

Shoprite jumps 13% as JSE shows signs of life after crash

After the worst crash on Wall Street since 1987, markets moved higher on Tuesday.By lunchtime on Tuesday, the JSE's all-share index was up 1.4% to 41 058 points. It lost 8.3% on Monday, whil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Duterte rides motorcycle again

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s life-long passion for motorcycles continues as he once again went for a 30-minute ride on Wednesday night. Duterte gamely posed for a photo, showing him riding a three-wheeled motorcycle, along with his former special aide and now Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go who shared the photos to the media. Go said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Chinese opera troupe lights up Bangkok

BANGKOK: An ancient world of swords, warriors and folklore roars to life on the darkened street, offering a momentary escape from the modern-day bustle of Bangkok’s unstoppable development. On stage the Sai Bo Hong Chinese opera troupe act out dramatic tales centred around themes of loyalty, honesty and family to the sound of clashing cymbals […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

Kluber joins hometown Rangers, leaves ace talk to others

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Corey Kluber is returning to Texas to pitch for the Rangers. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will leave it to others to say whether his hometown team has its next ace. “I think having a starting pitcher you can rely on every fifth day to give your team a chance to win, keep you in the ballgame, I think that stuff carries just as much weight,” Kluber said Tuesday, two days after the Rangers acquired him in a trade with Cleveland that sent outfielder Delino DeShields and reliever Emmanuel Clase to the Indians. “As far as expecting myself to be a No. 1 starter, I feel like if you do that stuff in between starts and you prepare yourself and you do the things I talked about, I think that stuff just kind of falls in line. But that’s not what I set out to do.” Kluber missed most of last season after breaking his right forearm when he was struck by a line drive during a start at Miami. The 33-year-old came close to returning to the Indians' rotation but injured an oblique during a minor league rehab appearance that ended his comeback. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels characterized it as a blessing in disguise after Kluber pitched at least 200 innings in five straight seasons, capped by three consecutive trips to the playoffs from 2016-18 for the right-hander. “It was a very trying season for me,” Kluber said. “Looking back on it now, the way I feel now, I guess I kind of buy into that, that it was probably not the worst thing in the world for me as far as the future goes.” Kluber blossomed into one of baseball's best pitchers starting with his first Cy Young season in 2014, when he went 18-9. The second came three years later, with an 18-4 record and AL-leading 2.25 ERA. Kluber was a 20-game winner the year before his injury-shortened season. “We fully believe that he can get back to somewhat what he used to be,” manager Chris Woodward said. “And if he’s anywhere near what he used to be, he’s absolutely an ace.” Kluber joins a rotation with two solid options in All-Star left-hander Mike Minor and hard-throwing righty Lance Lynn. The Rangers had already signed two free agent right-handers in Jordan Lyles and Kyle Gibson before adding Kluber. While Kluber is joining the team he grew up watching, it won't be in the same ballpark. The Rangers are moving into Globe Life Field, a $1.2 billion retractable-roof stadium across the street from Globe Life Park. Texas' home for 26 seasons also was where Kluber watched the Rangers when he was a high schooler in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, and where he pitched three times for the Indians. “I think it’s excitement in the sense that it’s new,” said Kluber, whose career record is 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA. “It’s a place you’ve never been before, things like that. Once it gets down to it and you’re pitching, you’re in the games, I don’t take that into account much.” Texas moves into the new ballpark coming off three straight losing seasons, the club's longest sub-.500 stretch in 16 years. But expectations are climbing with a rotation led by Kluber, Minor and Lynn and an offense hoping for a full season from young slugger Joey Gallo. The Indians picked up Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for 2020 immediately after last season. Because Kluber was dealt, his $18 million club option for 2021 would become guaranteed if he pitches 160 innings this season. Kluber said he's ahead of schedule with his throwing program simply because he missed so much of last season and wanted to start his regular throwing earlier. He's been on that plan for about a month and a half. “I feel really good,” Kluber said. “I'm excited about where I am physically right now.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

‘Big Bird’ puppeteer dies at 85

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on the iconic children’s television show “Sesame Street” for half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 85. Spinney died at home in Connecticut after living for some time with the movement disorder dystonia, which causes uncontrollable muscle contractions, according […] The post ‘Big Bird’ puppeteer dies at 85 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Mexico City traffic chaos, a matter of life or death

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – It's a peculiar scene: in the middle of a busy Mexico City intersection, police officers earnestly blow their whistles, instructing oncoming traffic to stop – as indifferent drivers speed past them by the dozens. Undeterred, the cars waiting on the cross street enter the intersection, too. They ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal happy to see growth in Philippine skateboarding scene

Twenty-year old Margielyn Didal was one of the Philippine contingent's biggest stars during last year's Asian Games in Jakarta/Palembang.  The Cebuana was one of four Filipina athletes to take home a gold medal, representing the tri-colors in an event that wasn't necessarily a popular sport in the Philippines: street skateboarding.  Nearly a year since, the Philippine skateboarding scene is seemingly getting more and more traction, and Didal's success on the big stage served as a catalyst.  "I think the Philippine skateboarding scene, malaki siya, and it’s getting bigger and bigger, especially because they put it in the Olympics, and some parents are interested in putting their kids into skateboarding now," Didal shared during a media scrum at the New Balance Numeric Asia Specific Tour, Friday afternoon in Manila. "I’m super hyped na mas lumaki yung skate scene and mas nabigyan ng pansin." Since becoming an Asian Games gold medalist, life has not been the same for Didal, who has continued to compete with the hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.  "It [has been] hectic, with schedule and skate events especially, for these qualification and ranking for the Olympics. I’m super happy about that, getting support from the Philippine government." she said.  For Didal, the busy life is all worth it, especially since the Philippine skateboarding scene is getting some shine along with it.  "Sobrang mas naging busy yung life, pero mas naging okay kasi nabigyan ng pansin nga yun skateboarding dito sa Pilipinas, kasi dati, wala lang." "Before hindi naman sport yung skateboarding. Skateboarding is to have fun. Even now, we’re still having fun, in a good way naman na we’re getting support, we’re getting exposure, at mas lumaki pa nga, tsaka skateboarding kasi, sobrang saya. Hindi ko na-expect na gagawin siyang sport, and from this, I’ve changed my life a lot, and my family’s," she continued.  As such, Didal has become an inspiration to aspiring skaters in the Philippines. Pinoy skateboarders, young and young at heart alike, trooped to the press conference with hopes of getting to meet, and take photos with Didal as well as the other members of the New Balance Skate Team, including Jamie Foy and Franky Villiani.  Seeing the turnout was an amazing feeling for the young Filipina skater.  "Sa mga kids din diyan na naiinspire ng mga pro-skaters katulad ni Jamie Foy, it’s such an honor and it feels amazing na may na-iinspire kami na mga kids or mga other skaters din na gusto mag-skate or yung nag-stop mag-skate and gusto bumalik dahil nami-miss nila yung feeling pag-skateboard." It wasn't only the fans that took notice of Didal's success, but also her hometown's government. Following her Asian Games gold, the Cebu City government pledged the construction of a skate park, which will not only hopefully develop even more future medalists, but also keep them from skating in potentially dangerous places like the streets and main throroughfare.  "It’s such an honor to represent the Philippines, especially for me, I grew up in my hometown without a skate park, getting chased by security, but still, we made it, and now they recognize us and give us the support. That’s overwhelming, na nakita nila lahat, na gusto nila mag-build ng skate park for all skaters," Didal said of the development.  Apart from bringing honor to the country, Didal was also able to show the world that while skating is mainly a male-dominated sport, the girls can hang as well.  "Before, it’s kinda [considered] as male stuff, now there are girl skaters growing all over the world, and it’s good, seeing these girls skating, shredding with them in big events, it’s cool that these girls can skate." Barely in her 20s, Didal still has a lot more skating to do in her career, but already, she has an idea of what she wants her legacy to be when it's all said and done, and that's to have been able to share her talent and her knowledge to the next crop of star skaters.  "I want to share my talent sa ibang tao," Didal expressed. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Self-made superheroes and street naps- Manila  a cartoon

Inspired by the Japanese Ukiyo-E woodblock prints of the Floating World, Marius Blacks portraits show the daily urban life of Filipinos Inspired by the Japanese Ukiyo-E woodblock prints of the Floatin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

6 in P2-B Subic drug bust get life shabu

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – Six persons who were caught in possession of 432.234 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P2 billion in Subic, Zamba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Unmistakably Davao

A street dancer dressed like a durian takes part in the Pamulak sa Kadayawan, one of the highlights of Davao City’s famed Kadayawan Festival which celebrates life, the bounties of nature and peaceful living. (Rolan Garcia/ Manila Bulletin/ mb.com.p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2016

Street or life photography

Readers into street photography (and there are many) may be interested in photographer Oliver Duong’s view featured in PetaPixelon what he believes are the three biggest misconceptions in street photography......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 8th, 2016

WATCH: Arnel Pineda shares updates on Hollywood movie about his life

International singer Arnel Pineda revealed an update about the upcoming Hollywood movie based on his life......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 40 min. ago

High COVID-19 Cases Could Pose Threat to PH Economy

Even though countries all over the world are starting to implement the “new normal” way or life, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is still a threat to every economy. In the Philippines, COVID-19 cases still continues to elevate, affecting the economy. This prompts the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged every concerned sector to stem […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

Japan’s Iconic Vending Machines: Will it be Saved?

If you have been to Japan, or if you visit there in the coming days or months, you will be overwhelmed by the number of vending machines. In every street and in every corner, vending machines are available ranging from the classic vending machine that gives you soda to a modern vending machine that lets […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

Labella: LGU coordination needed to keep street dwellers from coming back

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said there is a need for coordination between local government units (LGU) so that street dwellers would not return to the city streets. He said the main reason why the city government is relentlessly conducting rescue operations for street dwellers is to return them to their […] The post Labella: LGU coordination needed to keep street dwellers from coming back appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 57 min. ago