BERLIN: Germany's biggest online stars closed ranks on Friday (May 24) around YouTuber Rezo whose rant against Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has gone viral, with an open letter urging voters to shun her coalition's parties at EU elections over their climate failings.In the nearly hour-long video "The destruction of the CDU", Rezo accused the Merkel-led coalition of failing to act on crucial issues like global warming while making policies "for the rich".Put online on May 18, the clip had been viewed 7.5 million times by Friday, throwing Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party into crisis-fighting mode.CDU heavyweights initially hit out at blue-haired Rezo, accusing him of false claims or oversimplifying the issues, before taking a more conciliatory tone inviting him to dialogue.But the damage had been done.On Friday, the problem snowballed with 70 YouTubers - some with more than five million followers - joining Rezo in a riposte explicitly telling voters to shun the … [Read more...] about Shun Merkel party over climate at EU vote: German YouTube stars
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George R.R. Martin is thought to be behind an upcoming fantasy action title developed by FromSoftware of Dark Souls and Sekiro fame. Outlining his future projects in a blog post that marked the end of eight-season HBO show Game of Thrones, Martin has referenced a video game being made in Japan. His slate includes five shows at HBO, two at Hulu, and one at the History Channel, plus feature film projects, short films, and "adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our [fantasy] genre has ever produced." Then, "I've consulted on a video game out of Japan," he notes, an aside that ties into previous rumors about Tokyo studio FromSoftware.The developer gained international recognition thanks to the unexpected success of cult hit Demon's Souls, its follow-up, the Dark Souls trilogy. After that, it came up with PlayStation spin-off Bloodborne and, most recently, March 2019's fantasy ninja action adventure Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The tone and … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ creator confirms video game project
In another sign of its success, BTS took home two awards and rocked the stage to a cheering crowd at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. From winning top duo/group and top social artist and sitting in the front row to being the second to last act to perform, the group was front and center at the awards show, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (US time). The band’s leader RM said, “Thank you, Army. Still can’t believe we’re here on this stage with so many great artists, oh my god,” as he accepted the top duo/group award. “We’re still the same boys from six years ago. We still have the same dreams,” he said before adding, “Thank you. I love you all.” The star-studded show also saw pop heavyweights like Madonna, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift perform. Drake took home the coveted top artist award. Wednesday’s achievement was the latest in a series of record-breaking … [Read more...] about All eyes on BTS as the group bags two awards at BBMAs
An OFW asks, 'Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?' Question: Hi Miss Rose! I wish to check your thoughts on this po. OFW po ako in Singapore. Maganda ang health insurance coverage namin dito pero gusto naming maghanda para sa aming retirement sa Pinas probably in 10 years. Naisip naming kumuha na kami ng insurance kahit na overseas pa. Kaya lang parang walang health insurance product sa Pinas na suitable sa OFW. Any suggestions po? Mag-iipon na lang po ba kami at bibili na lang ng health insurance paguwi namin sa Pinas? Ang downside po kasi e baka may pre-existing conditions na by that time. Looking forward to your inputs po. Thanks and God bless. Answer: Hi Resie. I’m glad to hear that you currently have a good health insurance coverage in Singapore. I also admire your proactive attitude about your retirement and a good retirement definitely includes your health matters taken care of. It is … [Read more...] about An OFW asks, ‘Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?’
MANILA – She is one of the Philippines’ fastest rising vloggers. And one could not help but wonder how much Alex Gonzaga earns from her YouTube videos, each having millions of views. Lucky for those who are curious, TV host Boy Abunda asked this burning question during his show, “Inside the Cinema,” where Gonzaga appeared as a guest alongside her sister Toni and fellow influencer Bianca Gonzalez. “How much can an influencer earn?” he asked. Gonzaga did not immediately answer the question as she first opted to explain how earning from YouTube works. She noted that English-speaking vloggers with an international audience are “Google-preferred” and have the potential of earning more than someone like her, who churns out videos in Filipino. “When you have an international audience… ang one American audience is equivalent to four Filipinos, one is to four,” Gonzaga explained. “So ‘yung cpm (cost per mille)… … [Read more...] about News WATCH: How much does Alex Gonzaga earn as a vlogger?