At 4:55 PM Thursday, the 20th of June, 2019, Philippine cinema lost one of its revered treasures. After 12 days in deep coma, which followed a fall on the set of his latest teledrama, Eddie Garcia made his final curtain call. For almost two weeks, the actor’s fans were one in storming heaven and social media with outpourings of love and prayers for his recovery. And according to those around him in his last days, he put up a valiant fight to the end, sustained by love and support from family, colleagues, friends, and admirers. His unprecedented 70-year career as one of the country’s most versatile, gifted, hardworking, loved, and multi-awarded actors and directors gave him Garcia that aura of immortality and invincibility. He outlived most of his contemporaries and it seemed, for a while there, he would outlive us all. More on Eddie Garcia: VIDEO: the late Eddie Garcia on his accidental foray into stardom Eddie Garcia on life as the reluctant icon: “Whatever it is, … [Read more...] about The public and private lives of Eddie Garcia
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It was widely believed that Jupiter's moon Europa has water and magnesium sulfate salts, similar to bath salts. However, the scientists are excited to find the yellow cracks seen in the image above are indeed reflections of sodium chloride or table salt that we use daily in our lives.These salt oceans, hidden beneath an icy shell, are part of the Tara Regio visible in this NASA Galileo image of Europa's surface, which is believed to a region of geologic chaos but abundant in sodium chloride. The near-infrared spectroscopy data of Europa in the past from the Galileo spacecraft showed the yellow patches but scientists were not able to pin-point what the compound was.This time, using higher resolution data from the W. M. Keck Observatory, they said it was sodium chloride and explained that since sodium chloride can't be seen with near-infrared spectroscopy, it was not captured in Galileo data. But the mineral, known as table salt in common parlance, can be seen using light in the visible … [Read more...] about Not magnesium but table salt found on Jupiter’s moon Europa
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
By Kristen Page-Kirby The Washington Post Thu., May 16, 2019 A Dog’s Journey tries to prove that it’s possible to make an uplifting movie in which a dog dies — repeatedly. That’s not a spoiler; it’s literally the plot of the film. Journey rests on the same conceit as its 2017 predecessor, A Dog’s Purpose. In both films, based on bestselling books by W. Bruce Cameron, a dog named Bailey (voice of Josh Gad) gets repeatedly reincarnated, each time to protect someone important. The previous film focused on a character named Ethan. Now it’s Ethan’s granddaughter, C.J. (Kathryn Prescott). We first meet her as a toddler (Emma Volk), living — rather tensely — with mother Gloria (Betty Gilpin) and grandparents (Dennis Quaid and Marg Helgenberger) on the family farm. When a major conflict arises, Gloria and C.J. head to Chicago, where Gloria aims to pursue a singing career. Through the course of four lifetimes and … [Read more...] about A Dog’s Journey: watch a beloved pet die, again and again
By Heather Mallick Star Columnist Fri., May 3, 2019 U.S. Attorney-General William Barr is a deplorable person, always has been. Worse, at least in the eyes of Washington, is that he’s a poor lawyer. Only the most foolish attorney would brazenly lie to House and Senate committees while knowing that evidence proving he was lying was in his possession, on paper. Barr said on April 10 that special counsel Robert Mueller hadn’t objected to his dismissive conclusion that the Mueller report “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or co-ordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” This was cherry-picking from a voluminous report. In fact, Mueller had already sent two letters to Barr and phoned him directly to lay out his objections to Barr’s artful dismissals of the report. When news about Mueller’s anger was revealed by journalists, Barr told the … [Read more...] about William Barr is a bad lawyer and a bad liar