Bela Padiila, H.E.R. and Norman Bay. Image: Instagram/@bela Bela Padilla was ecstatic after she crossed paths with Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin and met Filipino-American singer H.E.R. after coming to a show in London. The actress did not get to give a glimpse of her encounter with Martin, but gushed over the experience via her Instagram page yesterday, Aug. 16. She can also be seen with her boyfriend Norman Bay, H.E.R. and fellow concertgoers, who were also wearing tags that indicated the show was held in London. “Met H.E.R. last night on her ‘off day.’ And she was the sweetest. thank you, Gabi, for your [music],” she said, addressing H.E.R. by her real name. “Also, I was standing 5 feet away from Chris Martin, and when he passed in front of me I said in the squeakiest, fit-for-a-four-year-old voice: ‘[I love you so much]’,” Padilla added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bela Padilla (@bela) … [Read more...] about LOOK: Bela Padilla fangirls over Chris Martin, H.E.R. in London
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One of the unexpected stars of Russia’s Army-22 trade show was a robot dog dressed as a ninja and carrying an RPG-26 rocket launcher . However, the Twittersphere quickly spotted that the outfit looked like an attempt to conceal a Go-1 robot made by Chinese company Unitree, and the killer robodog was quickly labeled as a fake. But there is more going on here than you might think. Firstly, the Russian makers of the “M-81 robot” seem to be open about the fact that they use Chinese hardware, though they say they hope to produce a Russian version. The company, Machine Intellect, is based in St. Petersburg, and says their robot dogs could transport supplies, act as scouts, and carry out attack missions. On the face of it then, we have a company adapting commercially available robotic hardware to take on a new role, with no reason not to believe that far from being a fake, it is a viable combat platform. … [Read more...] about Russia’s ‘Fake’ Robot Gun Dog — And The Real Armed Robots
Rapper A$AP Rocky appears in a Los Angeles courtroom on August 17, 2022, for his arraignment. A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on two counts of assault with a firearm stemming from an alleged run-in with A$AP Relli in Hollywood last November. A$AP Rocky is due back in court on November 2, 2022. (AFP) LOS ANGELES – US rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two charges of assault with a firearm over a confrontation with a former friend in Hollywood last year. The 33-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is alleged to have pointed the semiautomatic weapon at a one-time friend during an argument in November. He is said to have subsequently drawn the weapon and fired it twice, leaving the man with what police described as “a minor injury.” Mayers denied the charges. He was released on $550,000 bail, and ordered to appear in court again on November 2. The “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” artist was arrested over the incident at … [Read more...] about US rapper A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to gun charges
A concept image for The Boyz' EP ″Be Aware″ [IST ENTERTAINMENT] Bring “The Boyz” out, because they are back with a new album. The Boyz released the EP “Be Aware” (2022) on Tuesday. Including the lead track “Whisper,” it has a total of six songs: “Bump & Love,” “C.O.D.E,” “Levitating,” “Survive the Night” and “Timeless.” Since its debut in December 2017 with the song “Boy,” the lead track of EP “The First,” the band has made steady progress gaining popularity. The Boyz is indeed an eye-catching band as it has a whopping 11 members — Ju Haknyeon, Hyunjae, Sunwoo, Younghoon, Kevin, Sangyeon, Juyeon, New, Q, Jacob and Eric. Its EP “Thrill-ing,” which dropped a year ago, sold over 500,000 copies, which became a record for the band. It also finished its world tour with Seoul encore concerts earlier this month at the KSPO Dome in southern Seoul. From December 2021, The Boyz performed all over the world in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, London, Rotterdam, … [Read more...] about [CELEB] One world tour later, The Boyz are back in town
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The legal industry has been remarkably buoyant in a tumultuous world. It has weathered 9/11, the global financial crisis, economic downturns , automation, digital transformation , domestic and international instability, and the Pandemic. Through it all, the legal sector has prospered financially , even as its resistance to change has misaligned it with business and distanced it from society . Law’s financial success has come at a steep price—the health and well-being of its workforce, an obscured purpose, and high profits but low customer satisfaction. Public trust in lawyers , legal institutions , and the vitality of the rule have law are historically low. Most Americans believe the legal system is accessible only to the wealthy and the data confirms this. The legal system is widely perceived as lacking accessibility impartiality, transparency, diversity reflective of the society it purports to serve, … [Read more...] about Democratic Degradation Is Law’s Ultimate Disruptor
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set Sept. 17 as the schedule for a plebiscite to decide on the question of splitting Maguindanao into two provinces. Comelec Resolution No. 10797 set the election period from Aug. 16 to Sept. 24 during which a gun ban is imposed throughout the province. Police have started laying down security plans to ensure that the political exercise would be peaceful and orderly. Before leaving his post as regional police director in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Brig. Gen. Arthur Cabalona ordered the Maguindanao police to strictly implement the gun ban. Under Republic Act No. 11550, which was signed into law by then President Rodrigo Duterte on May 27, 2021, the plebiscite schedule should have been September last year, but the Comelec called off the exercise due to conflict with the preparations for the May 9 general elections. RA 11550 aims to split the current Maguindanao … [Read more...] about Maguindanao split plebiscite set for vote on Sept. 17
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A tiny ghost town just north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine for weeks has been a meatgrinder for the Ukrainian troops defending it—as well as for the Russian troops trying to capture it. The battle grinds on in or around Pisky. Unending artillery barrages kill and maim Russians and Ukrainians alike, smash their armored vehicles and reduce the otherwise-lifeless village and surroundings—a locus of the fighting since Russia first invaded Ukraine eight years ago—to a spreading pile of rubble. Conflicting reports in recent days have Pisky under the control of Russian-backed separatist fighters from the Donetsk People’s Republic—or still under Ukrainian control following a spirited defense by the Ukrainian navy’s 56th Motorized Brigade. Pisky has changed hands many times since 2014. It could continue to change hands. What’s striking is just how close Pisky is to separatist territory—mere yards—and how difficult it has … [Read more...] about The Russians Want Pisky. The Ukrainians Want Pisky. Neither Army Has Enough Troops For A Quick Victory.