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ABS-CBN blame game

Back in January this year, I said that ABS-CBN needed no less than magic to get out of a real tight fix with the expiration of its franchise to operate. Expire it did, and the blame game has begun......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2020Related News

Harry Potter and Sorcerer s Stone now on Spotify

The latest exciting new addition to Harry Potter At Home, the collection of free initiatives designed to help bring the magic of Harry Potter to children, parents and carers in lockdown, was announced last May 5......»»

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

WATCH: Eddie Redmayne, David Beckham join Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter At Home

The latest exciting new addition to Harry Potter At Home, the collection of free initiatives designed to help bring the magic of Harry Potter to children, parents and carers in lockdown, was announced yesterday, May 5......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2020Related News

Marlo Mortel nakipag-collab sa American Idol finalist

MAGKAKAROON na naman ng bagong kanta si Marlo Mortel na magiging bahagi ng kanyang Love On Lockdown Originals na ginawa niya habang naka-quarantine siya at nasa ilalim ng ECQ ang bansa. This time, isang American Idol finalist mula sa 2019 season ang makaka-collab ni Marlo. Ibinahagi  sa amin ng Star Magic artist kung paano nabuo ang […] The post Marlo Mortel nakipag-collab sa American Idol finalist appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2020Related News

Even at home, the work continues for Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton

When the NBA was postponed in mid-March due to a player testing positive for COVID-19, there was immediately an air of uncertainty as to whether the world’s biggest basketball league would resume action later on in the year. Now, over a month later, that uncertainty remains there, even more so now. The playoffs should have started by now, which makes the NBA’s return even more of a question mark, especially in terms of how the league would decide to go about getting the season back on track. For now, there are definitely more questions than answers, but for most of the players and the coaches and the people involved in the league, work continues, even at home. That’s very much the case for Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton, who says he continues to find ways to continue to get things done, even under quarantine. When the season came to an abrupt halt, the Kings were 11th in the Western Conference, but were tied with the tenth and the ninth seeds at 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, meaning that they were very much in the running for the last spot in the post-season. With a jump straight into the playoffs being discussed as an option for the league’s return, it would mean that they would once again miss the post-season without having the chance to make one final run in the regular season. Right now however, Walton says that the focus is on the safety of everyone from this dreaded disease. “Normally, I would say that yes, it would feel like [a missed opportunity for a playoff chase]. But again, this is one of those rare circumstances in life where the safety of everyone involved is really what we’re thinking about,” Walton said in an interview with the NBA. “And if that means that were the case then hey, we continue to look forward. We continue to learn from what we did have this year and we take that information and we go full steam ahead into next season.” The Kings were set to take on the tenth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans in an important battle for playoff positioning the day that the league ultimately decided to postpone the games. If the league decides to jump right into the post-season, Walton says that they’d be fully behind the decision if it means finally having the season back. “This is one of those few times where truly the most important thing is that we get past this [pandemic] together. And by together, I mean everybody. Together, we get past this. If that’s what it takes for the NBA to come to a decision, we will be behind it. Normally I would say basketball is more important than most things I’ve gone through in life, but with this the only thing that really matters is that we get through it.” Walton adds that prior to the postponement, there was an excitement within the team because of how they were playing and the position that they were in. “We were excited. Like I said, we were playing high level basketball. As far as a team embracing what it needs to do. What I mean by that is individuals understanding their roles, individuals understand-ing what we need out of them and those individuals making sacrifices for the betterment of the team. I think that’s why we were winning games at a pretty solid rate towards the end.” “As a coach, that is what you’re looking for. As you said, Alex [Len], [Kent Bazemore] coming over to add some tough-ness and physicality that we needed and the defensive level that was being played. A big part of it was having De’Aaron [Fox] get going like that and getting to the free-throw line consistently. In the last few games, I know it’s a small sample size, he was shooting around 90 percent and if you get there eight times a game, that is going to help. Buddy [Hield] was just really dominating his role for us coming off the bench. [Bogdan Bogdanovic] in the starting lineup was making nice basketball plays. We had a lot of good positive things going for us as a team and we were excited. We were looking forward to every matchup that we had, and our guys were giving us everything they had,” he added. On a personal level, Walton says that it doesn’t know if the league will indeed return to finish off the 2019-2020 season. “Honestly, I have no idea. I think everyone wants to play but I think everyone understands top priority is the safety of the fans, the media and everyone that’s involved in this. As much as everyone wants to get back to playing, no one is pressing it and we know what is most important.” For now however, Walton says that he and the players are doing the most that they can during the extended time off. He does admit however, that these past month and a half has been tough. “It’s a challenge. In staying in communication with our guys and what we’ve all come to realize is what is most important and that is the health and safety of everybody; the fans, the players, the families and as much as we want to get out there and play basketball, coach basketball, and compete and be a symbol of strength for our community during this time, we know the most important part of this is the social distancing, staying healthy, and keeping people healthy. To answer your question, there isn’t a lot that the guys can do. We sent out exercise machines, there are workouts online, there [are] option-al Zoom yoga classes. A lot of guys at this point are at home and whether that’s a basketball hoop at home or a treadmill, they are doing what they can under the circumstances.” Walton adds that he has also done some additional coaching at home by homeschooling his children, before doing his work as a coach for the Kings. “We practice social distancing and take it very seriously. My family and I are still up here in the Sacramento area and we have young kids, so the mornings are dedicated to homeschooling and going on walks around the neighborhood.” “When we get done with that, that is when I start checking in with some [players] and some of the coaches and dedicate some time to move our work forward. In the evenings, we’ll either watch some shows or I’ll turn on some of our game film from earlier this year to look at different things and keep trying to grow and learn and understand our team a little more. Then, it’s pretty much like Groundhog Day. We wake up and do the same thing the next day. We are staying busy. We know the top priority, again, is the safety for everyone. I’m trying to use this time to continue to grow and continue to understand our guys more,” he continued. Walton adds that he hopes the players also use this time to get into other things as well and not just spend their free time playing video games. “A big part of what I believe in as a coach, is player development. Especially in today’s NBA, part of that is developing off the court as well. This is a great time for some of those things, whether it is like you said, reading books, listening to podcasts. Meditation is something we encourage our players to do and get into. That’s something that we’re constantly trying to get our players to accept and do. One, because we feel like as coaches, it’s the right thing to do to help people grow. And two, we feel as if you’re helping people grow off the court as people, the quicker they’re going to mature on the court as players. Yeah, this is a time that all those things are available to do. We can’t and we won’t force anyone to do them, but it’s highly encouraged that our players are taking the time to continue to chal-lenge themselves and grow in different areas.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2020Related News

'TheLastDance: Quickfire reactions fro the first two episodes

The Last Dance shook up the sports world. Michael Jordan’s docuseries about his final season as a Chicago Bull released its first two episodes and safe to say, we’re off to a great start. The Philippines got its fix Monday afternoon through Netflix. Here are some quickfire reactions by local sports people on the first two episodes of Michael Jordan’s The Last Dance. Just about that time ???? #TheLastDance — Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) April 20, 2020 Favorite MJ lines from ep 1. 1. Dont let Jerry in 2. Jerry, you wanna do lay ups with us? 3. So those are the pills you take to keep you short! ???????????? #TheLastDance — Nico Salva (@nico8salva) April 20, 2020 Goosebumps!! #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/i7afaJqfpS — L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) April 20, 2020 30min after and I’m still unable to move out of my seat. I was just staring at nothing for a good five minutes after watching #TheLastDance. Can’t wait to see the reaction of athletes regardless of age (and pati narin the viewing/streaming numbers) after watching the 1st 2 eps. — Boom Gonzalez (@gamedaywithboom) April 20, 2020 Here too are some reactions from NBA stars after watching Episodes 1 and 2 of The Last Dance. Michael Jordan’s Last Dance was fantastic and I loved all two hours of it!! Young fans that never got to see Michael play now understand why he’s the ???? of basketball! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 20, 2020 #TheLastDance ... Mike really was different different — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 20, 2020 “I think it’s pretty easy” -MJ Basically. ????????‍?? — Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 20, 2020 #TheLastDance man wow! Can’t wait until next Sunday. — Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) April 20, 2020 If I had 3 wishes in life. I think I would have asked for #TheLastDance — DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 20, 2020 New episodes release over at Netflix Philippines every Monday.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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

8 Pelikula ni Anne Curtis na Mapapanood sa Netflix

ANNE CURTIS is one of the Philippines’ favorite movie actresses of all-time. Nag-umpisa bilang pre-teen actress ng Viva nang magbida ito sa children’s fantasy film na Magic Kingdom 2, napanood natin ang pag-unlad ng karera ng Fil-Australian actress na pumukaw sa ating puso. Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, matagal-tagal na rin sa showbiz si Anne Curtis […] The post 8 Pelikula ni Anne Curtis na Mapapanood sa Netflix appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsApr 15th, 2020Related News

Magic hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn't have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsApr 10th, 2020Related News

Magic hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums. The former NBA star and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team sees a glimmer of hope and said all it will take […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsApr 10th, 2020Related News

Magic Johnson hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

LOS ANGELES, USA – Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season, it will be without fans and the players should not have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums. The former NBA legend and part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers sees a glimmer ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 10th, 2020Related News

Team Lakay puts a hilarious twist on the Toilet Paper challenge

Three weeks into the Enhanced Community Lockdown in Luzon, it's nice to see that people are still finding ways to entertain themselves amidst the anxiety-inducing uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  It's also nice to see that people who have a platform, like professional athletes, have also tried to entertain their followers.  Always ones to look at the brighter side of things, even when things are down, the boys from Team Lakay have once again found a way to put smiles on their fans' faces.  Reminder, it's these same guys that brought you the Social Distance Mitts Sessions and Social Distance Sparring.  It began as a simple challenge, a spin on the ten-touch challenge (or Kaya FC-Iloilo's #CQChallenge), former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang (who was initially challenged by kickboxer Enriko Kehl) juggled a roll of toilet paper using his knees and feet, before finishing it off with a roundhouse kick.          View this post on Instagram                   Not the toilet paper challenge accepted!???? @enriko_the_hurricane_kehl i challenge my brothers @joshuapacio @kevinbelingon @dannykingad @lakay.gravity @banarioh @edwardjkelly @inionggina @litoadiwang @thesniperzero @lakay_juggernaut #martialarts #wushu #kick @onechampionship A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Mar 26, 2020 at 5:22am PDT   Former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon answered the challenge by juggling his roll of toilet paper with his fists before ending it with a nice right hand.          View this post on Instagram                   Challenge accepted Kuya @the.landslide ..."Not the toilet paper challenge"???? by @enriko_the_hurricane_kehl #dsilencer #teamlakay #onechampionship A post shared by Kevin Belingon (@kevinbelingon) on Mar 27, 2020 at 5:26am PDT   Now, somewhere along the way, the challenge ultimately became part of a funny little skit, thanks to the magic of Tiktok editing. As posted by the ONE Championship Tiktok account, Folayang, Belingon, and Danny Kingad come to the aid of former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio, who appears to have run out of toilet paper.  @onechampionship Bro code ???? ##onechampionship ##fyp ##foryou ##teamwork ##toiletpaper ? Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) - BENEE   Shoutout to Geje Eustaquio's acting skills!  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 2nd, 2020Related News

Perpetual Altas grateful for Aric magic

  MANILA, Philippines – Aric del Rosario may have carved out his stellar coaching career with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigers in the UAAP, but the Perpetual Altas also experienced how it’s like to be under the helm of the legendary mentor in the NCAA.  The ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 28th, 2020Related News

Heart-warming, hilarious, and fantastic movies on GMA this Sunday

A weekend full of romance, fun and magic awaits loyal viewers of GMA Network with another set of entertaining movies tomorrow, March 29.  .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMar 27th, 2020Related News

PBA mourns passing of the legendary Aric Del Rosario

The world of Philippine Basketball took a heavy loss Thursday with the passing of legendary coach Aric Del Rosario. [Related: Four-peat UAAP champion coach Aric Del Rosario passes away] While Coach Aric's magic was most fondly remembered in the college game, especially after he guided the UST Growling Tigers to four straight UAAP championships in the 1990s, Del Rosario was also a prolific coach in the PBA. In the 45-year history of the league, Del Rosario will be remembered as one of the best assistant coaches ever. "The PBA condoles with the entire family of the late former Alaska assistant mentor Aric Del Rosario, one of the friendliest and well-respected coaches during his time with the league," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "We will always remember him with fondness," he added. SMC sports director and former Glowing Goldie Alfrancis Chua also has some good memories of the legendary coach. It was Coach Aric who recruited Chua to play for UST in college. "Dalawa kami ni Gido Babilonia na dinala niya from Letran to UST. He's a passionate coach na napakabait na tao," Chua said. "Parang tatay namin yan dahil parang anak niya kami ituring. Imagine, ginagastos niya ang sarili niyang pera para pakainin kaming mga players. Gumagastos din ng sariling pera yan para sa team-building sessions namin," boss Al added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2020Related News

Grand Slam Buddies: Coach Tim crushed with news of Coach Aric s passing

Coach Aric Del Rosario was so good he had a hand in building two separate basketball dynasties that somehow overlapped. As Del Rosario won the UST Growling Tigers four straight UAAP titles from 1993-1996, Aric Magic was also present in the third-ever Grand Slam team in the PBA. Coach Aric was one of the assistants to head coach Tim Cone in 1996 when the Alaska Aces swept the PBA season to capture the triple crown. In fact, Coach Aric was Coach Tim's first-ever assistant when he took over the Alaska job some seven years prior to the Grand Slam win. And with the passing of Coach Aric Thursday, Cone is obviously one of the most affected. "It is just crushing news to me," Coach Tim said on the news of Del Rosario's passing. "Especially at this time when I cannot pay my respects to him and his family [due to COVID-19 and community quarantine]. He was such a steadying influence on me when I was a young coach. He always kept me grounded and taught me so much about humility," Cone added. With 22 PBA titles and two Grand Slam wins, Cone is without a doubt he greatest coach in league history. I'm broken up because of the loss of Coach Aric. I am so sorry I can't pay my respects to him and his family. He was such an influence early in my coaching career, teaching me about humility and compassion. He touched so many lives through his journey. He will be terribly missed. — Tim Cone (@manilacone) March 26, 2020 However, Coach Tim says that one of his first mentors in the PBA deserves more credit than what he originally had in terms of being one of the coaching greats in the country. "The winning he accomplished at UST and the players he touched was unsurpassed," Cone said of Coach Aric. "His humility and low-key personality prevented him from being on that conversation of the best coaches of the country. But that was wrong, he was incredibly underrated and certainly should have been. He was truly a great coach and a better friend," Coach Tim added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2020Related News

Cheat Sheet: Impressing A Girl? The Boys Night Out Bros Can Help!

Magic 89.9 DJs Sam YG, Tony Toni, and Slick Rick share all their tips!.....»»

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Orlando Magic commit $2 million to game-night workers

By The Associated Press The DeVos family that owns the Orlando Magic has unveiled plans for a $2 million fund to pay hourly workers who will miss time because of sports shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The $2 million will be earmarked to help about 1,800 workers who are employed at Magic games, Lakeland Magic G League games, Orlando Solar Bears minor-league hockey games and other Amway Center events. In addition, Magic players have told the organization that they want to provide even more money for those workers. Magic CEO Alex Martins says: “The DeVos Family has a history of stepping up during challenging times. Today is no different. If someone is losing a paycheck because we are not playing, they will be fairly compensated.” The Magic say the part-time employees will receive paychecks for missed games through what would have been the end of the regular season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 16th, 2020Related News

Gerald Anderson appointed Youth Kasama ambassador

Star Magic actor Gerald Anderson was officially recognized as the Ambassador of Goodwill and Spokesperson of Philippine Youth KASAMA held yesterday at the Plenary Hall of the House of Congress in Batasan......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMar 14th, 2020Related News

Marinero s Malonzo makes magic in D-League debut

MANILA, Philippines – Amid sky-high expectations, Jamie Malonzo still delivered, and then some. The Filipino-American sensation brought the highlight reel to Paco Arena in Manila as Marinerong Pilipino drubbed the ADG Dong-Mapua Cardinals, 83-79, on Monday, March 9. The 6-foot-5 forward stuffed the stat sheet with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 6 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 9th, 2020Related News