Cricket fans deserve a voice
In March 2020, sport as we know it came to a standstill with most countries restricting public gatherings and closing all non-essential activities indefinitely to prevent the spread of coronavirus. With fear and apprehensions raging worldwide, sport, understandably took a backseat.Action returned in June-July as various countries eased lockdown regulations.Now we have the Indian Premier League starting in exactly 24 hours from now.The question however is: will the IPL, and sports in general, be the same without fans in the stands and can sport emerge out of the Covid pandemic stronger and rich...
Saudi singer gives voice to world’s musical diversity
JEDDAH: A young Saudi singer fascinated with musical multiculturalism is keen to learn about authentic and modern music genres from countries across the world.Haneen Saleh, 24, has mastered singing in four languages — Arabic, English, Korean and Urdu — and hopes to add more languages to her repertoire.She has performed multiple covers for popular songs in each of these languages; her most popular so far was Breathin by Ariana Grande.Her latest effort was a two-song cover; the first was Tasna’o Almustaheel (“Making the Impossible” in Arabic) by Hamza Namira and Humood Alkhudher, and the second ...
Leila Alcasid on family, K-pop & finding her voice
Leila Alcasid has the musical pedigree but she appreciates that her father, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, “lets me do my own thing.”Asked what it is like growing up as the daughter of an OPM icon no less, Leila told The STAR in a recent virtual one-on-one: “I don’t know, I guess, I just look at my parents like my parents, you know. Growing up, I mean obviously, I knew that their job was to be musicians, but I don’t know. I look at my dad like my dad and I look at my stepmom (Regine Velasquez) like my stepmom.”She said that it’s only when they’re in public and performing that she’s reminded t...
Students find their voice
The latest series of protests did not only shake up political stability and widened the gap between the younger and older generations, but they have also driven a wedge between teachers and students.As student demonstrators heighten their campaign against the establishment to oust the government and push for sweeping political reforms, some teachers and schools have countered the students by forbidding them from using campuses to advance their political cause.According to the Uncommon International Group (UNG), which encourages students to participate in social change, and the Association of S...
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The things they say:
"Kate Bush was so gorgeous to me. Her voice was so beautiful to the point where I really believed that if I could sing along with her and hit the same notes as her, that I had a tiny chance to be able to be a legit singer at some point." Alanis Morissette was heavily inspired by Kate Bush.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Some things can not be postponed
Some things can not be postponedLast Monday, August 17, I received a call from an unregistered name, only mobile numbers appeared. Talking in our native language Tagalog, it was a familiar voice that courteously greeted me. On the other end of the line was former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) now Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.At the outset, Sen.Go mentioned about an item in my column “Disconnect in e-learning” published that day. Straighforward, Sen. Go sought me out to personally clarify item-per-item certain comments made in that column.By way of trivia, we were actually phone pal...
Bottling or battling?
Maybe I pressed the wrong button. Or maybe a mean monster was playing tricks on me. But suddenly the woman in my cellphone spoke. If you are an Apple user, that would be Siri, who has a less infuriating voice. My cellphone is not a fruit, though. The voice that speaks drives me up the wall.The screen told me in very small letters — that I have to wear my glasses to read — that to turn her off or shut her up all I have to do is put two fingers on the screen and keep them there for three seconds. I had done that twice before and both times it worked. So I tried it again once, twice, 10 times, mo...
“Great to see Guyana add its voice for the call to restore a democracy in Venezuela.”
The United States says Guyana has joined “many democratic countries in support of democratic change in Venezuela,” but there has so far been no official response from the new administration in Georgetown to that position.Prior to President Irfaan Ali and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) coming into office earlier this month, Guyana, which has a territorial border dispute with Venezuela, has adopted the position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in non-interference in the internal affairs of any country.But in a statement posted on the US Embassy in Guyana, Washington said “Guyan...
'It's good to be home,' says Markle as she finds her voice in US
New York (AFP) - Meghan Markle said Friday she was pleased to be back in America, where she plans to speak out against racism and campaign for positive change in her home country.Markle and husband Prince Harry relocated to the United States via Canada this year after announcing in January that they were quitting frontline British royal duties.The Duchess of Sussex, who is mixed race, said it was "devastating" to return as America's systemic racism was laid bare following the death in police custody of unarmed black man George Floyd in May.But her feelings began to change as the country became...
Duchess Meghan urges women to use their voice and vote in upcoming US election
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has recalled feeling "voiceless" in a powerful voting message urging American women to vote in the upcoming election.The 38-year-old royal has teamed up with Marie Claire for their feature marking the centennial of women's right to vote in the United States, which is being celebrated this month.And as this November will mark a presidential election, Meghan - who is married to British royal Prince Harry - has highlighted the importance for women to "make all of our voices heard" following the years of suffrage that preceded women earning the right to vote.Speaking to ...