Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — “Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world’s most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably) just in time for the eternally youthful adolescent to mark his 250th birthday.

Thomas Gainsborough’s stunning oil on canvas featuring a British youth dressed nearly all in blue has been one of the most sought-out attractions at Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens since its arrival in 1921.

But it hasn’t had a substantial restoration in at least 97 years, and over time it’s become a bit torn and t…

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Blogger Drew Olivar apologizes for his Edsa ‘bomb scare’ Facebook post





Pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar apologized on Saturday to those who were alarmed by his Edsa bomb scare post on Facebook.


“Ito magso-sorry lang ako kung may naalarma po diyan na parang iba yung pagkakaintindi ng sinabi ko. Doon po ako magsossorry. So sorry po,” Olivar said during a press conference at the headquarters of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.


However, Olivar insisted that the intension of his Facebook posting was not to scare the public but only to caution them during the protest actions on Friday that marked the 46th anniversary of…

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How To Decide Profitable Lottery Numbers

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‘Lupang Hinirang’ changes just a suggestion, insists Sotto; celebs air mixed reactions

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III recently made the suggestion that the last two lines of “Lupang Hinirang” be changed. Sotto referred last Sept. 18 to the lines “Aming ligaya na ‘pag may mang-aapi, ang mamatay nang dahil sa’yo” as having a defeatist attitude.

Sotto then offered an alternative to thelast lines: “‘Aming ligaya na ‘pag may nang-aapi, ang ipaglaban kalayaan mo.'”

Sotto might be channeling his musician’s past. Before embarking on his political career, he rose to fame as a member of the ’70s Manila Sound disco group “VST & Co.” He also composed the song “Magkaisa” with Homer Flores and Ernie de la Pea back in the ’80s in honor of the People Power Revolut…

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Russo Brothers tease Avengers 4 title with monochrome snapshot

The Russo Brothers, directors of “Avengers: Infinity War,” teased fans of the last “Avengers” film’s title with a black-and-white snapshot.

The directors had fans confused and arguing after they uploaded a seemingly innocent black-and-white snapshot on Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Russos then added the cryptic caption “Look hard…” which left “Avengers” fans looking and thinking hard about what it meant.

Since “Avengers 4’s” full title has yet to be revealed, fans began guessing different titles based on what they saw from the picture. One of the more prominent guesses was “End Game,” which fans spelled out from the different objects shown on the photo…

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North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘in the near future,’ shut missile site

SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit unfolded in Pyongyang.


However, progress on the key issue of dismantling the North’s nuclear arsenal was limited, even though the South’s President Moon Jae-in had hoped to bring fresh momentum to stalled talks between his hosts and the United States.


Kim said he would travel to Seoul “in the near future,” adding the agreement he signed with Moon “carries the people’s fresh hope and the people’s strong, flaming desire for reunification”.


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Japan’s battle for PM: military geek vs political blueblood

TOKYO, Japan — Thursday’s election for the head of Japan’s LDP party — and by extension prime minister — pits a political blueblood aiming to become the country’s longest serving premier against a military expert with a penchant for karaoke — and UFOs.

Shigeru Ishiba: ‘military geek’

Considered a “military geek” for his expertise in security issues, Ishiba, 61, is a self-confessed karaoke lover who once got embroiled in a bizarre debate about the existence of flying saucers.

Like his rival, current premier Shinzo Abe, the former banker is known as a strong orator, and got into politics early, winning a parliamentary seat at the age of 29.

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Palace respects guilty ruling on Palparan; wants justice for Empeno, Cadapan

Malacaang said it respects the decision of the Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) to hand out a guilty verdict to former Major General Jovito Palparan for kidnapping and serious illegal detention of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno in 2006.

“We respect the decision of the court and we would want justice to be done to the victims,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised press briefing in Benguet.

On Monday, Judge Alexander Tamayo handed down the guilty verdict to Palparan, 12 years after the disappearance of Cadapan and Empeno.

READ: Palparan guilty of kidnapping UP students

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‘Florence’ pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

NEW BERN, North Carolina — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence’s onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic inland flooding.

The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to 11.

A day after blowing ashore with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain. With rivers swelling toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destr…

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NGCP: 7 provinces experience total blackout due to typhoon 




The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Saturday said seven provinces hardest hit by typhoon “Ompong” are experiencing “total power outage.”

Affected provinces with total power outage include Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Kalinga Apayao, Abra, Mountain Province and Nueva Vizcaya.

On the other hand, those with minimal power include La Union, 17 percent with power, Benguet with 10 percent, Pangasinan with 15 percent, Isabela with 11 percent and Zambales with 90 percent.

NGCP head of Operations and Maintenance Gil Listano said they are currently conducting a damage assessment.

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