Another popular celebrity might be off the market soon. Raymond Lam has reportedly proposed to girlfriend Carina Zhang on June 1 and plans to marry on Dec 8, his 40th birthday. According to Hong Kong media, the actor was filming the movie adaptation of his TVB series Back to the Past in China when he went to Carina’s hometown of Yancheng and proposed to her there. Around the same time, the Chinese model uploaded photos of a bunny made of white roses on Weibo, believed to be used by Raymond to propose. When contacted, the Hong Kong star's representatives did not deny the news and said that they would respond soon. His manager had no comments. The couple have reportedly been dating for more than a year. Their relationship first came to light when Raymond was spotted with her at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park last March. That same month, the 39-year-old confirmed that he had broken up with his girlfriend of five years, actress Karena Ng. Carina is reportedly in the good books of … [Read more...] about Did Raymond Lam just propose to his girlfriend?
SANDAKAN: Former Tanjung Papat assemblyman Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah has joined Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan). At a ceremony here today, Tan, 60, handed over his membership form to Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who is also Sabah Chief Minister. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Tan said he was doing so because Warisan was the best platform for him to contribute towards the development of Sabah. “After the last general election, I felt it was time to retire from politics because age was catching up but Mohd Shafie asked me to continue contributing. So that is why I decided to join Warisan,” said the former vice president of Gerakan who was a five-term assemblyman of Tanjung Papat until he lost the seat in the 14th general election last year. Meanwhile, Mohd Shafie said Tan, having been a deputy chief minister and state minister in Sabah under the previous Barsian Nasional government, would be an asset to Warisan and the state. He also said that the … [Read more...] about Former Tanjung Papat assemblyman Raymond Tan joins Warisan
Comelec junks plea to ban ACT members as poll workers Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - April 29, 2019 - 2:39pm MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Election has dismissed Tao Muna party-list’s petition seeking to exclude Alliance of Concerned Teachers members from serving in the May midterm polls due to lack of basis. Two weeks before the midterm elections, the Comelec junked letter-petition filed by Mohammad Omar Albano Fajardo of Tao Muna party-list that said ACT members should not be appointed as members of the Board of Election Inspectors because they belong to a party-list group. Comelec moved to adopt the recommendation of its law department, with the concurrence of Deputy Executive Director for Operations Bartolome Sinocruz Jr. that held that Fajardo’s request lacks basis in law and fact. "No less than the provisions of the law, more particularly Republic Act No. 10756 (Election Service … [Read more...] about Comelec junks plea to ban ACT members as poll workers
By Debra Yeo Toronto Star Sun., April 28, 2019 The Festival Players of Prince Edward County are joining forces with a concert series spearheaded by Canadian Opera Company music director Johannes Debus. Wellington Water Week debuted in 2018 and, this summer, is being presented in collaboration with the Festival Players. Debus said in a news release it’s a chance for the two organizations to “explore creative synergies.” Water Week will take place Aug. 17 to 25 in the village of Wellington. Highlights include the Toronto ensemble Opus 8; Sarah Slean leading the Sing! mass community choir on the shore of Lake Ontario; the Dinner and Concert Series; and a Musical + Edible Promenade Through Wellington with food and music. The theatre season kicks off July 9 with Outside Mullingar by Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). The play is described as “a lyrical misfit romance” set in farm country in the … [Read more...] about Festival Players of Prince Edward County and Wellington Water Week team for summer season
Final 'Avengers' blows up Hollywood records with huge weekend take (Agence France-Presse) - April 29, 2019 - 8:45am LOS ANGELES, United States — "Avengers: Endgame," the hugely anticipated series-ender from Disney and Marvel, set a new standard for Hollywood blockbusters this weekend with stunning hauls of $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations estimated Sunday. To put the North American figure in perspective, that means the final chapter in the adventures of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and company took in 43 times what the No. 2 film, Disney's "Captain Marvel," earned for the three-day weekend: a more pedestrian $8.1 million. "Avengers" looks likely to remain strong, having drawn a sky-high 96 percent rating from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website. With a star-studded cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett … [Read more...] about Final ‘Avengers’ blows up Hollywood records with huge weekend take