Tony, whose real name is Tachakorn Yeerum, told reporters in a telephone interview that he was well aware of the rumours of his death that had been spread on social-network platforms. To confirm he is alive and well, he posted a newly recorded video on his Facebook page showing him praticising an action sequence while filming “Fast and Furious 9”. He is best known for his roles in “The Protector” and “Ong-Bak”, which brought him international fame. News of Tony’s “death” had spread in both Thailand and other countries. One Thai website, https://tawatnews.com/TAWAT/87452/, reported Monday that the legendary action star was dead and that his body would be returned to his hometown in Surin province. The website claimed that the actor had died during the final shoot of “Fast and Furious 9” after getting the director’s go-ahead to leap about 10 metres from one rooftop to another at 11pm on … [Read more...] about Tony Jaa alive and kicking despite fake news of his demise
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ILLESCAS, Spain: Qum FC's players speak little Spanish, but the team composed entirely of expatriate South Korean footballers won't let the language barrier hold them back as they strive through Spain's lower leagues dreaming of one day taking on Real Madrid and Barcelona.Qum, which translates as "dream", are not alone as an all-expat lineup competing in an official league but what makes them special is that many of the players have found new hope over 10,000km away from home, after having troubling experiences with unscrupulous sports agents.This month, the team won their second promotion in as many seasons to reach the top league of Spain's central Castilla-La Mancha region, putting them one step away from the third division of Spain's national league."It would be very emotional for Korean people if a Korean team like ours could play the Copa del Rey against a strong team," said club president and founder Daeho Kim, a South Korean entrepreneur and huge fan of Spanish football. He … [Read more...] about All-Korean ‘Dream’ team aim for Spanish national soccer league
More akin to a vinegar-based cooking technique than a specific dish, adobo counts endless variations across the different regions, and even around the world thanks to overseas Filipinos. Now, adobo’s origin and a possible logical pursuit of its old pre-colonial name that was lost in translation are heatedly discussed at the table. More about Filipino cuisine: From curacha to lamb lechon, Isabela is definitely more than just their pancit An appreciation of Moro food can bring Pinoy Muslims and Christians closer, says this Muslim chef VIDEO: We take a food crawl with Chef Sau del Rosario in his native Pampanga This way, Ma’am Sir: getting a seat at the Pinoy resto Los Angeles loves Proof of adobo’s pre-Hispanic origins Pedro de San Buenaventura, a Franciscan missionary, was the first European to write about adobo de los naturales (adobo of ethnic Filipinos or their dishes with vinegar) in Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala, published in Pila, Laguna in 1613. … [Read more...] about There’s nothing Spanish about adobo—should we ditch its Spanish name?
LONDON: Europe's stock markets had a lacklustre session on Monday (Apr 29) as a Spanish election brought uncertainty and weak eurozone data weighed, but were helped off their day's lows by another record-breaking Wall Street performance.The broad S&P 500 index reached a fresh high in the New York morning, while the Dow Jones flatlined and the Nasdaq posted small gains.China-US trade talks came back to the fore, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying that they were nearing a decisive moment.Oil prices were volatile, having shed three per cent on Friday after US President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC had agreed to his request for higher crude output.The focus in Europe was firmly on Spain, which now faces weeks of coalition talks after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists won snap elections on Sunday without a majority, splitting the right-wing bloc but letting ultra-nationalists into parliament.The results raise the spectre of another period of … [Read more...] about European markets worried after Spanish vote, gloomy data
MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists won snap elections yesterday without the necessary majority to govern solo in a fragmented political landscape marked by the far-right’s entry into parliament. The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia’s failed secession bid in 2017. A significant development was the rise of the ultra-nationalist Vox party, which garnered just over 10 percent of the vote in a country that has had no far-right party to speak of since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. Sanchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE) got 123 lawmakers out of 350, or close to 29 per cent of votes — short of an absolute majority but much better than the 85 seats it got in 2016. “The Socialists have won the general election and with it the future has won and the past has lost,” he told … [Read more...] about Spanish PM’s Socialists win snap polls marked by far-right gains