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Local films to launch on Netflix to celebrate Independence Day

Streaming giant Netflix has announced a new slate of beloved and critically-acclaimed Pinoy films across a variety of genres - from horror, comedy, to critically-acclaimed drama. Partnering with leading production studios, including Viva, ERJ Found Films, Black Cap Pictures and Changhe Films, the latest lineup opens Netflix members to a world of diverse storytelling from the Philippines......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMay 26th, 2020Related News

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu icon Tom DeBlass explains reasons for signing with ONE Championship

It’s been nearly seven years since New Jersey native Tom “T-Bone” DeBlass set foot inside a mixed martial arts arena.  Back in November of 2013, DeBlass competed in last MMA bout, knocking out Jason Lambert in just under two minutes at Bellator 108.  Since then, the 38 year old has continuously been active in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circuit, competing in tournaments such as the ADCC, and the No Gi World Championships.  Last week however, DeBlass confirmed that he will be making a return to mixed martial arts after signing with Asian powerhouse ONE Championship.  For the third-degree BJJ Black Belt, the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus was a factor in getting him to return to the cage.  “This pandemic has really changed my way of thinking and my thought process. It’s very hard for me to just sit in my home, and I started developing a fire, a drive, and a motivation that I didn’t have before, but I put all my faith in God,” DeBlass told ONE Championship.    DeBlass believes that ONE Championship reaching out to him was the Lord’s will.  “A few days after I had a long prayer, Chatri [Sityodtong] messaged me and asked me what I thought about fighting. If it wasn’t him who messaged me, I wouldn’t have even thought about it.” “I truly admire what he has done with ONE, and I admire him. I said this must be God’s plan,” DeBlass continued.  DeBlass is a former Ring of Combat Heavyweight World Champion, apart from being a Bellator and UFC veteran.  Now, the Ricardo Almeida black belt will be taking his talents to the world’s biggest martial arts stage, and it’s because he has been quite impressed with what he’s seen with ONE.  “If I did come back to competition, it’s with ONE and no one else. I love what ONE Championship stands for and I’ve been to the shows multiple times,” DeBlass stated.  “I love the Samurai spirit. I love the Asian culture. Whether ONE is fighting in Asia or the United States, the culture they have represents much more than mixed martial arts,” he added.  DeBlass sees his return to competition with ONE as a chance to once again display what he can do and have fun while doing it.  “I look at ONE as a way of life and not fighting. I don’t look at ONE as fighting at all. I look at ONE as a chance to showcase my skills once again, have fun and push myself, and hopefully inspire other people.” Coming into the promotion as a heavyweight, DeBlass will be able to test himself against the likes of Alain Ngalani, Mauro Cerrilli, Arjan Bhullar, Vitor Belfort, and reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera.  DeBlass won’t be making any bold predictions as to how far he’ll go in the division however.  “I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I don’t want to disrespect anyone that has been in ONE or any titleholders or anybody who has been putting their time in. I’m just going to say my goal is to inspire everyone, fight by fight.” “Every fight I have, I look to win. Every competition I have, I look to win. Whatever path God takes me on, whether that be a World Title or defeat, I accept my fate. Let’s see what happens. It’s going to be phenomenal,” he concluded. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 25th, 2020Related News

Third suspect arrested in US black jogger s killing

Investigators in the southern US state of Georgia on Thursday arrested a man who filmed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black jogger, a case that has sparked nationwide outrage......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

J Rey Soul on the global stage with the Peas

I recall watching the Black Eyed Peas (BEP) a few years ago during one of the group’s early tours without its female member Fergie......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

American BJJ legend Tom De Blass headed to ONE Championship

Another big name in the combat sports world has made his way over to ONE Championship, as 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Tom "T-Bone" De Blass announced his commitment to the Asia-based martial arts promotion.  "I'd like to announce my official commitment to ONE Championship," De Blass wrote on his official Facebook page. "Life sometimes has twists and turns we don't expect. This pandemic brought all of us to places we never expected to be. Yet this pandemic also forced ourself to look hard and long in the mirror at who we are." De Blass then shared the story of his first encounter with ONE Championship when he was cornering fellow American BJJ star and ONE featherweight contender Garry Tonon.  "I remember the first time I went to corner Garry Tonon, the owner of ONE, Chatri Sityodtong, approached me like he knew me for years. I was so impressed with him, his staff, and the fans. I watched the event, the fighters, the respect, and I immediately loved MMA again, I loved the code of the Samurai, and no organization emulates this code like ONE." "A true champion with Viking warrior blood, he will be competing in mixed martial arts in the heavyweight division, and possibly the light heavyweight division too," Sityodtong said. "With his athleticism and finishing abilities, Tom has the potential to take both divisions by storm, and make a world title run." The 38-year old De Blass is a highly-decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with championships dating back to 2007. De Blass is a three-time ADCC North American Championships gold medalist. In mixed martial arts De Blass has a 9-2 professional record and won his first seven bouts to become the Ring of Combat Heavyweight Champion. He has also competed in top North American promotions such as the UFC and Bellator.  De Blass should be an exciting addition to the ONE heavyweight ranks that features the likes of Alain Ngalani, Mauro Cerilli, Arjan Bhullar, and reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 20th, 2020Related News

‘Black Jesus’ si Jordan – LeBron

LABIS ang paghanga ni three-time NBA champion sa kinikilalang GOAT ng basketball na si Michael Jordan at kakampi nito sa Chicago Bulls na si Scottie Pippen......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2020Related News

Coming Up on Netflix: It’s Going to Be One Hell of a Ride. Snowpiercer Leaves the Station May 25th.

Snowpiercer tidbits: Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Grammy® and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish) star in the series. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2020Related News

April’s breath

By JHIO JAN A. NAVARRO April’s breath brings colors and geometry To the endlessly azure sky Even as it does to the earth. Pink kites, red kites, yellow kites, violet kites And kites of calendar pages; Square kites, diamond kites, round kites, And kites of butterflies and birds; By 4 o’clock the heavens mirror Dear… The post April’s breath appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2020Related News

No regrets in Grand Slam miss

In PBA history, there have been 10 teams that came close to bagging a Grand Slam, winning the first two conferences but falling short in the third. So far, five teams are in the record books for capturing the coveted trifecta – Crispa with coach Baby Dalupan in 1976, Crispa with coach Tommy Manotoc in 1983, San Miguel Beer with coach Norman Black in 1989, Alaska with coach Tim Cone in 1996 and San Mig Coffee with Cone in 2013-14......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2020Related News

Georgia AG asks US Justice Dept to probe killing of black jogger

The Georgia state attorney general on Sunday asked the US Department of Justice to investigate the handling of an unarmed black jogger's killing, which sparked outrage across the country......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2020Related News

Norman Black names his all-time Ateneo starting five

Black guided Ateneo to six UAAP title appearance winning five straight from 2008-12. He also took the Blue Eagles to Final Four appearances during his eight years in Katipunan. He also won a total of 16 championships including non-UAAP tournaments......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2020Related News

Covid 4x fatal among blacks – report

LONDON: Black adults are more than four times as likely to die in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) than white people in Britain, according to a provisional analysis-report by the British Office for National Statistics (ONS). When taking age into account, black males were 4.2 times more likely to die from deaths that […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2020Related News

Support pours for ABS-CBN as advocates hold online ‘Black Friday’ protest

Online protests were held simultaneously in support of ABS-CBN. The post Support pours for ABS-CBN as advocates hold online ‘Black Friday’ protest appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2020Related News

A vaccine against social collapse: A case for the economics of radical compassion

The black swan event of the 21st century has arrived. Societies suddenly shuttered, with the world economy – once thought to be an unstoppable train – seemingly stopped dead in its tracks. A global recession has been declared with all signs pointing to an even tougher recovery path than that of the global financial crisis......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 8th, 2020Related News

ERC denies NGCP appeal to defer initial public offering Mirror

ERC denies NGCP appeal to defer initial public offering - Lenie Lectura Business Mirror.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2020Related News

LeBron galit sa insidente ng pamamaril

GALIT at nalulungkot si NBA superstar LeBron James ng Los Angeles Lakers sa pagkamatay ng 25-anyos na black man na si Ahmaud Arbery, na binaril naman ng isang white man......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2020Related News

UK study finds higher risk of virus deaths for ethnic minorities

The risk of dying from coronavirus is two to three times higher for England's black and minority ethnic communities, according to an academic analysis of health service data reported Thursday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2020Related News

Bangkok s millionaires club enjoys lockdown luxury

Gourmet take-out delivered by a butler in a black sedan -- Thailand's super-rich have not forgone luxury during a pandemic which has locked the country down, crushed the economy and left millions unemployed......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialMay 6th, 2020Related News

Coco galit na galit: Dapat sa inyo usapang sanggano at walanghiyaan! 

NAPAMURA sa galit at sama ng loob ang Teleserye King na si Coco Martin matapos ipag-utos ng National Telecommunications Office ang pagpapatigil sa operasyon ng ABS-CBN.  Sa ngayon, black screen na lang ang makikita sa Kapamilya channel dahil sa pagsunod ng network sa Cease and Desist Order ng NTC ngayong araw. Dahil dito, nagkaroon ng […] The post Coco galit na galit: Dapat sa inyo usapang sanggano at walanghiyaan!  appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 5th, 2020Related News

Musicians with a cause

On May 6, Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m., My Bro’s Mustache, the home of local folk music, will conduct a fundraiser. Performing live are Lolita Carbon, Albert De Pano, Bong Baybay, Chickoy Pura, Lester Demetillo, Mon Espia, Old Friends (Corky & Kiko Crescini, Rene Vega), Gary Arriola of The Boyfriends, Cynthia Ubaldo Gallegos, Brixio Tan (Lakbai Musika), Black Vomits (Igan D’Bayan, Bryan Escueta, Julius […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMay 5th, 2020Related News