Arts and Culture

World’s oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday. The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project including Roman ships and a 17th-century Cossack raiding fleet. During the three-year project, researchers used specialist remote deep-water camera systems previously used in offshore oil and […]

EBC named as “Best Media Broadcasting Company” for 2018 by PHL Golden Globe Awards for Business Excellence

(Eagle News) — Eagle Broadcasting Corporation was recently named as “Best Media Broadcasting Company” for 2018 by the Philippines’ Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence, citing EBC’s excellence in innovative business practices and reputable ethical image. The Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence, which is a joint undertaking of National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services Inc., SINAG News Magazine and SINAG Foundation, chose EBC as the recipient of this year’s “Best Media […]

World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

PARIS, France (AFP) — From Venice and the tower of Pisa to the medieval city of Rhodes, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean basin are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesday. All but two of 49 UN-recognised icons of human civilization rimming the Mediterranean Sea risk being damaged by the rising watermark, soil erosion, or both, with few options for protecting most of them, they reported in the scientific […]

First tuna auction at Japan’s ‘new Tsukiji’ market

by Karyn NISHIMURA-POUPEE Agence France Presse TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo’s new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history. The location may have changed but the ritual remained the same: huge frozen whole tuna laid out on the ground, bells tolling to sound the start of the auction and a […]

Three museums to visit in Seoul

  By Emily Manuel Contributor Eagle News and Features    Seoul is known as the land of K-Drama and K-Pop. It’s also a favorite destination for shopping and food. For those who like immersing themselves in culture, there are several palaces where one can rent a hanbok, or a traditional Korean attire, to enter for free. With so many attractions to see, it’s not surprising that a visit to a museum is not always on […]

Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize

by Pia OHLIN Agence France-Presse STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine-million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros) prize, while Gerard Mourou of France and […]

Harvest of awards for Eagle Broadcasting Corporation

EBC named Best Media Broadcasting Corporation by Golden Globe Annual Awards, as DZEC Radyo Agila sweeps DOST’s Bantog Media awards for radio   (Eagle News) — Eagle Broadcasting Corporation was named as “Best Media Broadcasting Company” for 2018 by the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence on Friday, Sept. 28, citing its excellence in innovative business practices and reputable ethical image. In awarding ceremonies at the Mania Hotel, EBC president Rowena dela Fuente Deimoy […]

Art rebels Basquiat and Schiele face off in Paris shows

by Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE / Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Two new major exhibitions opening in Paris on Wednesday counterpoint the work of a pair of art world rebels — Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele. Although the black New Yorker who began as a graffiti artist and the early 20th-century Viennese painter came from very different worlds and eras, both lived hard, died young and battled their demons on canvas. […]

Edmonton Expo costumes and memorabilia wow fans

  EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The three-day Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, or Edmonton Expo for short, was a  successful and fun event not only for the kids but also for the adults who dressed up in their favorite science fiction, comic book, horror, fantasy, pop culture and animated characters. The annual event was held from September 22 to 24 at the Edmonton, Alberta Expo Center where many exhibitors and vendors displayed their crafts and specialties […]

Wooden library lures bookworms outside Beijing

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Deep in the heart of a valley surrounded by rocky hills, a wooden library sits just over a creek on the outskirts of Beijing, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Every weekend, hundreds of bookworms flock to Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe village, a book sanctuary surrounded by chestnut, walnut and peach trees whose branches were used to decorate the building. The lush environment is what first drew architect Li Xiaodong to […]

UP Singing Ambassadors captures hearts in Paris with final Europe concert

  By Malou Francisco EBC Europe correspondent, Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Even in the world’s famous art and cultural center in Paris, the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) has won recognition from music enthusiasts and has captured their hearts fulfilling the group’s motto of “Sing from the heart to bring joy and peace through music.” Winner of numerous grand prizes and top prizes in their European tours, the UPSA held their […]

Ballet Philippines brings back Carmina Burana to CCP

  “Overwhelming!” – National Artists for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera “It’s fantastic, superb.” – Heritage Conservation Society Chairperson emeritus  Gemma Cruz Araneta Catch the final performance of Ballet Philippines’ Carmina Burana tonight, September 9, 8pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. Carmina Burana (Songs of Beuren), a ballet based on a collection of Goliard poems discovered in a Bavarian monastery in the early 13th century is choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director and […]