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Scorsese on Dylan, Netflix and beating back the blockbuster

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:31
A recent multiplex marquee is haunting Martin Scorsese. Twelve screens and 11 of them were showing one movie: "Avengers: Endgame". "Now, that's not fair," Scorsese says. "We have to fight back at this practice of overwhelming the market with the blockbuster. The --- how should I put it? --- the regular film, that's being edged out. It's got to go someplace. It has to go someplace because you know why? There are people that are going to continue to make them." Scorsese, 76, is still making them, though there's little "regular" about his latest film."Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese"is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that chronicles Dylan's myth...

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50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission to be honored by The Met

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:29
"Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography" will open at the Met Fifth Avenue on July 3 in New York City. The exhibition will present virtual representations of the moon, dating from the dawn of photography through the present. It will feature more than 170 lunar photographers, alongside a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films and video art. 50 years ago, more than half a billion people watched the Apollo 11 space mission that saw Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin walk on the moon. Astronomical instruments and cameras used by Apollo astronauts will also be on show. "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography" will trace the progress of astro...

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Isko’s sleepless task: Keep Lacson Underpass open 24 hours

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:20
MANILA, Philippines---Incoming Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso continued to provide a sneak peek into how he would govern the country's capital, saying on Monday (June 17) that he would keep one of the city's most iconic structures, Lacson Underpass, open 24 hours. Domagoso said vendors who would refuse to cooperate with the new policy would have to leave. "I will guarantee you, it will be open 24 hours a day," the young mayor said. Domagoso, who beat pardoned plunder convict Joseph Estrada by a landslide, said he received complaints from senior citizens about having difficulty reaching Quiapo Church because the underpass follows the schedule of malls. The mayor-el...

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Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:20
The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing next Wednesday, its stated purpose "to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice." The date of the hearing, June 19, coincides with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in America. Former Dem...

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Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:15
LONDON, United Kingdom --- Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants. The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of "blockchain" technologies such as bitcoin. Facebook is setting up a consortium called "Libra" which, according to the Wall Street Journal, has been joined by more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal andUber. The companies along with venture capitalists and telecommunications firms will reportedly invest aroun...

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Mira Sorvino says she is a ‘survivor of date rape’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:12
Mira Sorvino revealed Wednesday that she's a survivor of date rape, saying she was talking about it publicly to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. The Oscar-winning actress, who was one of the first women to accuse the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, choked up during a news conference at the state Capitol with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Talking publicly about Weinstein's misconduct, she said, had been traumatic. But she said that she'd also had another, previously undisclosed bad experience with a man she didn't identify. "I am also a survivor of date rape," she said, her eyes tearing. Sorvino said she wouldn't go into deta...

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LISTEN: Lana Del Rey’s snippet of new song ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:06
Lana Del Rey took to Instagram on June 15 to reveal a teaser clip of the studio version of the title track "Norman F*cking Rockwell". "This is so much my favorite for so many reasons," she revealed in the comments of the post. The single, produced by Jack Antonoff, sees the singer calling out a former romantic interest. "Your poetry's bad and you blame the news / But I can't change that and I can't change your mood / Because you're just a man, it's just what you do / Your head's in your hands as you color me in blue," she mouths in the video through a lens filter. https://www.instagram.com/p/BywLYMmHWJ4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Norman F*cking Rockwell" will appear...

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6 quakes strike Mindanao provinces

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:05
DAVAO CITY ---At least six earthquakes of low intensity struck several provinces in Mindanao on Monday (June 17), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The first quake hit 8 kilometers southeast of Talacogon town, Agusan del Sur province with an intensity of 2.3. The second was recorded past midnight some 176 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town in Davao Occidental with an intensity of 3. A third quake was recorded 4:24 a.m. off the town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur province with an intensity of 2.6. A fourth quake was recorded 5:56 a.m. some 63 kilometers from Hinatuan with an intensity of 3.2. At 8:34 a.m., a quake with intensity of 2...

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Julio Iglesias reflects on a life that ‘has been a miracle’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:04
At 75 and after a five-decade-long career, Julio Iglesias keeps performing internationally, driven by his passion and, above all, a relentless discipline. It's something the Spanish crooner says he had to learn early on, after a nearly fatal car accident frustrated his plans to play professional soccer. "In fact, my life has been a miracle," says Iglesias, recalling how he spent "months and months" in bed unable to move, and then needed canes to walk for more than two years. The "magical" accident --- as he calls it today --- stripped him of his physical strength and his life as he knew it, but it also gave him a greater awareness of other people's struggles and helped him l...

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Gatchalian urges swift probe of Recto Bank incident

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:03
MANILA, Philippines --- The collision between a Chinese fishing vessel and a Filipino boat in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea should be swiftly investigated and resolved, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian urged Monday. This, he said, would avoid politicizing the issue and give justice to the 22 Filipino fishermen affected by the incident, he said. A Chinese vessel reportedly rammed and sank an anchored Filipino fishing boat and abandoned its crew. READ: China fishing vessel sinks Filipino boat after 'collision' in West Philippine Sea "Ang aking panawagan, bilisan 'yung imbestigasyon nang maparusahan 'yung gumawa ito," Gatchalian told reporters in an interview at the Senate. "...

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Vatican formally opens debate on married priests for Amazon

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:03
VATICAN CITY --- The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The proposal was in a working document released Monday for an October meeting of South American bishops on the Amazon. The document, prepared by the Vatican based on input from the region, affirmed that celibacy is a gift for the church. But it suggested officials study "the possibility of priestly ordination for older men, preferably indigenous and respected and accepted by their communities, even if they have stable families, for the region's most remote area...

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Israel announces new Golan Heights settlement named after Trump

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:57
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after his "great friend" Donald Trump.
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Thais arrest Italian convicted in George Clooney fraud case

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:55
Thai police said they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after he fled a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. Thailand's Crime Suppression Division said in a statement that Francesco Galdeli, 58, was arrested Saturday near the city of Pattaya on suspicion of staying in the country illegally. Also arrested was Vanja Goffi, 45, on suspicion of overstaying her visa. Interpol notice had been issued for Galdeli and he was arrested at an address provided by Italian authorities, Thai authorities said in their statement Sunday. It was not immediately clear if ...

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Moreno warns baranggay officials against bribery, extortion

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:54
MANILA, Philippines --- Two weeks from assuming office, Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso warned village officials involved in bribery to shape up. Domagoso said he had requested Brig Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., Manila Police Director, to buy more handcuffs for officials who will be arrested. "Hindi namin papayagan ang mga barangay officials na nangongotong sa mga maliliit nating kababayang manininda sa kalye, naghahanap buhay sa tatlong gulong (We are not going to allow barangay officials to extort money from street vendors)," he told reporters. He acknowledged, however, that some sidecar drivers and street vendors are the cause of traffic in some areas in Manila. He said tra...

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Beijing: US legalization of marijuana is 'threat'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:50
Beijing's leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount of drugs smuggled into the country, describing it as a "new threat to China."
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96-year-old WWII veteran who missed HS graduation finally gets diploma

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:50
A 96-year-old veteran of World War II graduated from high school, at last, after missing his ceremony for 76 years. William C. Wagner was about to finish high school at Tilden High School when he was tasked to serve at the Second World War in 1944, as reported by ABC's WLS-TV on June 14. He joined the United States Navy on June 12, 1943. "I was in [the] last half of my senior year," Wagner was quoted as saying. "They told me to take history and civics to get my diploma. I went to draft board and they said, 'Punk you got a number, you got to go.'" Wagner worked at the kitchen onboard the USS Yosemite which provided support to ships bombed at Pearl Harbor. "How awesome is ...

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Man who killed daughter with crowbar arrested

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:49
KIDAPAWAN CITY---Police arrested a man who had been accused of killing his 17-year-old by smashing her head with a crowbar. Police Lt. Col. Benito Rotia, police chief of Midsayap town, Cotabato province, said the killing took place on Monday (June 17) at the family residence at the village of Upper Glad in Midsayap. Rotia said the man and his daughter were in a heated argument when the father got hold of a crowbar and swung it at the driection of his daughter, hitting the girl on the head. The father continued the assault, stabbing his daughter with the crowbar's pointed end. Other members of the family asked that the father and daughter be not identified, according to Rotia. ...

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Dad of missing backpacker's tearful appeal

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:46
The father of an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who has been missing in Australia for more than two weeks broke down in tears as he appealed for help to track down his son.
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