Agnes Locsin gets push for National Artist nomination

Davao City’s renowned dance choreographer Agnes Locsin is getting a push for her nomination to the Order of the National Artist in dance......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2021Related News

JBC opens nomination for next chief justice

The Judicial and Bar Council has opened the nomination for the post of chief magistrate, which will become vacant following the early retirement of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on March 27......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2021Related News

Bugoy, Moophs Release Reggae Track

Moophs revealed that the song was also inspired by his recent collaboration with two-time Grammy nominee reggae producer, Leslie “Bimwala” Ludiazo The post Bugoy, Moophs Release Reggae Track appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2021Related News

MIP bet Soyud, Quiñahan ink fresh pacts with NLEX

Raul Soyud’s breakout performance for NLEX in the last PBA bubble has rewarded him with not only a Most Improved Player nomination but also a fresh contract with the Road Warriors......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 7th, 2021Related News

'BTSPavedTheWay trends as BTS vies to be first K-pop group to win Grammys

While these are all happening, BTS is set to know if they're going to be the first K-pop group to win a Grammy by end of this month with their "Dynamite" nominated in the Pop Duo/Group Performance category......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2021Related News

Jennylyn, Heart, Carla bakbakan sa Vietnam Awards

Nakakuha ng nomination sa sa Blue Star Awards 2020 ng TodayTV sa Vietnam sina Jennylyn Mercado, Carla Abellana, Heart Evangelista, Dennis Trillo, Gil Cuerva. The post Jennylyn, Heart, Carla bakbakan sa Vietnam Awards first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 16th, 2020Related News

‘Cleaners’ big winner sa PPP 4; Elijah Canlas wagi ng Special Jury Prize

HUMAKOT ng award ang pelikulang “Cleaners” sa 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Ginanap ang awarding ng PPP4sa  pamamagitan ng virtual ceremony kahapon sa gitna pa rin ng banta COVID-19. Mula sa 10 nomination, anim na tropeo ang naiuwi ng pelikula ni Glenn Barit na “Cleaners” kabilang […] The post ‘Cleaners’ big winner sa PPP 4; Elijah Canlas wagi ng Special Jury Prize appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2020Related News

Olympic medalists get outright HOF nomination

The Philippine Sports Hall of Fame Review Committee adopted a resolution approving  the automatic nomination of Olympic medalists during a virtual meeting last Tuesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2020Related News

Lawmaker seeks National Artist award for Nora Aunor

Once again, actress Nora Aunor is being put forward for conferment of the National Artist award – this time, through a possible nomination by Congress......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2020Related News

Beyoncé leads Grammy nominees with nine nods

The Grammy 2021 nominations are out and music has a lot to be excited about......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2020Related News

Beyonce dominates Grammy nods; snubbed The Weeknd calls process ‘corrupt’

LOS ANGELES – Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.” Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second most nominated Grammy artist in history, with a total of […] The post Beyonce dominates Grammy nods; snubbed The Weeknd calls process ‘corrupt’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2020Related News

Beyonce leads 2021 Grammy nominations with nine

Pop queen Beyonce's "Black Is King" musical film propelled her to the front of this year's Grammy pack with nine nominations, organizers said Tuesday ahead of the annual awards show......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 24th, 2020Related News

Gari Escobar nominated at Aliw Awards 2020

Multihypenate Gari Escobar has every reason to be elated and feel excited these days. The businessman and singer-composer has received a nomination for Best Pop Artist of the Year from Aliw Awards 2020. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 16th, 2020Related News

Lucky streak for Gari Escobar

Singer-composer-recording artist and businessman Gari Escobar is feeling more and more of an achiever these days. And his current state of euphoria is caused by his nomination as Best Pop Artist of the Year in the 2020 Aliw Awards, slated on Dec. 8 at the Fiesta Pavilion of the historic Manila Hotel no less......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesNov 13th, 2020Related News

VP-elect Kamala Harris’ husband leaves job at powerhouse law firm

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff celebrate after Joe Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as participants from across the country are hosted over video links from the originally planned site […].....»»

Source: Balita BalitaCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2020Related News

Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

Congratulations poured in for US president-elect Joe Biden from around the world, with Washington’s allies, particularly in Europe, seeing his win as a chance at a fresh start after the antagonistic years under Donald Trump. From the EU to the UAE president-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from around the world (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) As crowds rushed into the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration after US networks declared Biden the winner, here are some reactions from across the globe:  – Germany – “Congratulations!” said Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times,” she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman. – France – French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”  – Britain – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden “on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.” – European Union – In a joint statement, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the leaders of EU member states, said: “We take note of the latest development in the electoral process.  “On this basis the EU congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on reaching enough Electoral Votes.”  – NATO – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described Biden as a “strong supporter of our Alliance”. Stoltenberg, who often had to adapt to President Donald Trump making unexpected announcements about US troop drawdowns from NATO deployments, said in a tweet he looked forward to working with Biden. “A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe,” he said.  – Canada – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.” – Barack Obama – Former US president Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “historic and decisive” and appealed to Americans to overcome bitter divides and “find some common ground.” “Once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory,” Obama, Donald Trump’s White House predecessor, said in a statement. – Ireland – The republic’s prime minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter, tweeting: “I want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow!”  – Greece – Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.” – Italy –  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.” – Spain – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and all the best. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” – India – “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. In a separate tweet to Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian, Modi wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.” “Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency. – Nigeria – In his congratulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, leader of Africa’s most populous nation, called for “greater engagement” with the continent. He said he looked forward to “enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism”. – Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted in English: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the USA have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!”  – South Africa – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Twitter his government looked forward to “working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation”. – Iraq – President Barham Saleh extended “warmest congratulations” to Biden, describing him as “a friend and trusted partner in the cause of building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and strengthening peace and stability in the entire Middle East”. – Egypt – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt, the most populous Arab country, looked forward to “strengthening strategic bilateral ties between Egypt and the US in the interest of both countries and peoples”. – UAE –  “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” tweeted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan......»»

Source: NewsNov 8th, 2020Related News

Lady Gaga, car horns trumpet Biden’s grand campaign finale

PITTSBURGH  (AFP) – Honking horns, huge American flags, and pop superstar Lady Gaga: on the eve of the presidential election, Joe Biden brought an air of spectacle to workers’ stronghold Pittsburgh as he capped a campaign largely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. US singer Lady Gaga performs prior to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking during a Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) “The power’s in your hands, Pennsylvania!” the Democratic White House nominee thundered late Monday to several hundred supporters gathered for a drive-in rally in what has become the pivotal state in Biden’s battle against President Donald Trump. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy,” the 77-year-old added, prompting a crescendo of car horns outside the stadium that is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. In the biting November cold, Biden took up the clarion call of a campaign that he launched 18 months ago: “This is a battle for the soul of America,” he said. “We have to win this.” Lady Gaga, clad in a white sweatshirt with “Joe” printed on the front, listened and applauded from her stage. Minutes earlier she had peeled off her gloves and sat down at a white piano to give a short but inspired musical warmup to the Biden headliner. “Gloves off because it’s a fight — a fight for what you believe in,” she said before launching into her hit “Shallow.” The 34-year-old Grammy winner called on the audience to vote for Biden because “we needed somebody that was going to bring us all together for this moment, for this very important moment.” “No matter who wins tomorrow, we’re going to have to do this together. Tomorrow’s got to be peaceful,” she added somberly, in an allusion to the tensions that have swelled in the United States ahead of the poll. The singer, who once lived in Pennsylvania, has been in this position before. In 2016, she helped close out the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost in a shocker to Trump. ‘End of Trump era?’ Dancing in the parking lot was Jamie Scafuri, a 26-year-old hairdresser, who came with friends invited by someone who works for the campaign. “We’re hoping that it’s the end of the Trump era,” Scafuri told AFP. “We’re hopeful. That’s why we’re here.” These drive-in rallies have become a staple of the Democrat’s mostly low-key campaign, which has scrupulously adhered to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines to guard against the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 230,000 Americans. But despite efforts to put on a show at least partly resembling concert-infused mega-rallies that have traditionally marked the end of a campaign, the cars parked at distance, sparse spectators and few journalists allowed to enter makes it clear: the pandemic has upset the face of American politics in 2020. “Stay close to your cars!” urged an announcer as fans rushed forward for the arrival of Lady Gaga, in scenes far removed from the massive Trump rallies that often bring thousands of supporters packed together, very often without wearing masks. But here, Biden’s supporters understand the constraints. “I feel safe being here around our car with masks on, but it’s a great opportunity to celebrate life for sure,” Scafuri said. Biden is “a pro-science, pro-healthcare candidate, so it makes sense that he would want to protect his constituents,” added Scafuri’s friend Katie Soulen, 32, who owns the salon where they work. Trump ‘don’t care’ about us Biden is coming full circle with his campaign. The former vice president launched his White House candidacy — his third, following disastrous bids in 1988 and 2008 — in April 2019 in this blue-collar city. Even then, in the cradle of the American steel industry now remaking itself as a tech hub, Biden predicted that a victory against the Republican president would “happen here,” in Pennsylvania. Biden has a slight lead in the pivotal state, which Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016. But the polls have tightened in recent days, and after the brash billionaire’s shock victory four years ago, some Democrats are nervous. But Bob Wilson, born and raised “right where we stand” in Pittsburgh, is confident that Trump will be defeated. “No, we’re gonna crush him… We’re gonna beat him in every state,” the 68-year-old retired truck driver, now a union official, said as he waited for Biden in the large parking lot at Heinz Field, named after the giant food processing company founded here in the 19th century. Trump is “not qualified” and “don’t care about nobody but himself,” he added......»»

Source: NewsNov 3rd, 2020Related News

Music’s dear departed

Singing star Helen Reddy passed away last Sept. 29 at the age of 78. The Grammy-winning Reddy put Australia in the global hit charts with hits like Delta Dawn, Angie Baby and that triumphant tune that became the roaring battle cry of the feminist movement, I am Woman......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesNov 1st, 2020Related News

50 AFP officers get CA nod

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 30 (PIA) -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) Committee on National Defense confirmed the ad interim appointments and nomination of 50 senior officers of the Armed Forces of t.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 30th, 2020Related News

Fauci says Trump’s talk of Covid-19 ‘cure’ causing confusion

US President Donald Trump has been talking up an experimental Covid-19 treatment he received as “a cure,” but one of his top government scientists said referring to it as such may cause “confusion.” Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave an interview to CBS News on Friday where he also referred to the coronavirus outbreak at the White House that infected dozens of people as a “super spreader event.” Asked about Trump’s effusive praise for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Fauci said that talking about a “cure” could be misleading because it hasn’t yet been proven, and the drugs that are currently available have only been shown to have modest to moderate results.  “We don’t have any indication — I think you really have to depend on what you mean by a cure, because that’s the word that leads to a lot of confusion,” he said. He then walked through some of the medicines that are currently recommended or have been temporarily approved against the disease. These include the antiviral remdesivir which has been shown to diminish time to recovery among hospitalized patients, and the steroid dexamethasone, which reduces mortality rates in patients who need supplemental oxygen. Regeneron’s treatment belongs to a class of drug called monoclonal antibodies. Fauci said that while these had been “showing promise in clinical trials,” the research is still ongoing and no final determination has been made. Fauci was also asked about the low level of mask use at the White House until recently, and what lessons could be learned. “I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” the scientist said of mask-wearing.  “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.” More than 30 people are thought to have been infected at a White House ceremony held September 26 for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The president’s doctor Sean Conley has said Trump may return to public engagements as early as Saturday, raising fears that he may still have high levels of the virus in his body and therefore still be contagious.  Fauci said he had faith that the president’s medical team wouldn’t allow him to do that. “I can tell you, they are going to be testing him to determine the trajectory and whether he gets to the point where he’s not infected,” he said. “I can guarantee you that they will be testing him before they let him go out.”.....»»

Source: NewsOct 9th, 2020Related News