WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO – Very courageous is the new single of the aguinaldo’s and gaita group ‘Los Paranderos‘, with a powerful message they flourish the holiday season with… Read more “#LosParanderos – proclaim a brave season with “Balente””
DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS – Brilliance! Falls short in words to explain our new blog post. Skillful Dutch Caribbean dudes get together in the first Night-session clip. He plans… Read more “#JOSH – Si Mi Palabranan ta Poko”
Tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who passed away on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.
Everyone has been impacted by Nelson Mandela in their own way, just as we just found on YouTube this beautiful tribute song made in Curaçao by the wonder musician ‘Toni’ Worrel.
It is titled “A gift and Inspiration of Jahweh God almighty” and was written and composed by Roy “Toni” Worrell, the music and arrangements done by Roy “Toni” Worrell and Brian van Lierop, the vocals by the Cross Over Gospel Choir.
The description regarding the song: “The lyrics to this song are a blessing for the South African people and their great leader Nelson Mandela who has just past. From the hearts of the people of Curaçao, we dedicate this song to you and our prayers go out to you, that his legacy shall remain in your hearts with the belief that all men should be equal and could live in harmony together as a people. Remember, your strength comes from above. Jehovah God Almighty. God Bless you all.”
+ Nelson Mandela, A remarkable man who inspired each inch in me to hope more, love more, do more, believe more and inspire more. A man of uncommon grace, Madiba’s unwavering courage, forgiveness and hope touched and inspired people all around the world.
The universe called a bright star, an amazing human being in Nelson Mandela. While he is gone, his message of love, tolerance, and understanding will live on in the millions of people that he inspired.
More than a hero, more than an ordinary man beyond an icon … Nelson Mandela, THANK YOU!
We are blessed to have lived in your time and be witnesses of your impact.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
— Nelson Mandela
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+ The first photo of ‘North West’ revealed
So, do you think North looks more like Kim Kardashian or Kanye West?
The couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were initially planning to give the first baby photos to a magazine or release them on Twitter or Instagram, but instead used the finale of grandma Kris Jenner’s show for the big reveal. +
Father’s Day was extra sweet for Reggie Bush this year — it was also his first as a dad!
The Detroit Lions running back welcomed his first chlid, a girl named Briseis, on May 6th.
Bush introduced Briseis to the world yesterday via Instagram, with the caption “Enjoying my first Father’s Day with my family! #blessed”
The Tatum’s welcomed their first child into the world just two week’s ago.
As he celebrated his very first Father’s Day as a dad, Channing Tatum shared a sweet family photo introducing his new baby, Everly, with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
“First Father’s Day with my girls,” the actor wrote on social media. They looked like a picture perfect family.
Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum welcomed the baby on May 30 in London.
The 2013 JCI IOBA Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA).
• CYEA recognizes, honors and celebrates exceptional young entrepreneurs, between the age of 18 and 40, and the role of creativity in their success.
• With tears of joy and happiness Tatiana Saturnino-Felix of Tera Percussions took home the first place of the Creative Young Entrepreneur Award 2013.
• Celebrating now their first lustrum organizing this Award Ceremony, guided by an awesome team of young professionals, this year – Roushaira Alexander took the command. And by the reactions and expectations of the public we can say this was one of the best organized. Each year it gets better, in 2010, Gwendell ‘WENSHOW’ Mercelina Jr. was the Project Leader than followed by Nathalie Cannegieter in 2011, and last year 2012 by Milagros Rodriguez.
• The winner of CYEA was awarded during an awards ceremony night, where Banco di Caribe handed out the grand prize of NAF 10.000 to the absolute winner. This closing event took place at Kura Hulanda on June 6th, 2013.
• With a total of eleven finalists, after Tera Percussions taking home the big prize, the second place was Renato Ignacio of Minubia and the third place went to Tiffany Cristina of Arko-Iris Kinderdagverblijf & Rainbow Unique.
Past CYEA Winners:
· The first winner in 2009 was media professional Ruvette Dirksz who founded GRATE Group, with over 15 years experience in Public Relations and broadcasting business ‘on air’ and ‘off air.
· In 2010, Eugene Maduro took the prize with Living Green Furniture, which offers stylish and robust furniture for the home and office at a very low price.
· Ecoversum of Dennis Anthony won in 2011, EcoVersum stands for Ecological change. EcoVersum specializes in products that help you not only to reduce your carbon footprint and adopt a greener lifestyle but also to save money while doing it.
· Last year 2012, Timo Brouwer’s Green Force won. Green Force is an environmental and recycling company. The focus is on the environment and all related to it. Waste being a continuous ongoing problem created by our irresponsible consumption society, Green Force is dedicated to set up recycling systems at consumer and industrial level in order to tackle this problem.
Gaby Espino, Aaron Diaz and Carlos Ponce together for the first time as stars of the new telenovela “Santa Diabla,” premiering this summer on Telemundo.
This incredible production tells the story of a brave woman whose life leads her to plot revenge, Never thinking that love will be the only thing that might disrupt her plans.
MIAMI, June 3, 2013 – Telemundo Studios is proud to announce that telenovela stars Gaby Espino, Aarón Díaz and Carlos Ponce will lead the cast of its new original production “Santa Diabla,” a story about a woman whose life takes a dramatic turn, forcing her to choose between love and vengeance. This original production, premiering this summer, marks the return of Espino and Ponce to the world of telenovelas on Telemundo, as well as Díaz’s debut on the network.
About the cast:
Gaby Espino is without a doubt one of the best-known stars of telenovelas around the world. After her acclaimed participation as the host of Telemundo’s reality show “Yo Me Llamo,” she now returns to Telemundo’s “Santa Diabla.” The beautiful actress has starred in a number of successful Telemundo original productions, including “Más Sabe el Diablo,” “Sin Vergüenza” and “Ojo por Ojo.” She also hosted the first “Premios Tu Mundo” awards in 2012.
“Santa Diabla” is Aarón Díaz’s first production for Telemundo after signing an exclusive contract with the network. The well-known Mexican actor has gained a fan base around the world for his starring roles in telenovelas and the ABC series “Pan AM.” Díaz gained attention in 2002 in the popular series “Clase 406,” which set a record with its uninterrupted 19-month run. Since then, he has acted in such internationally successful productions as “Teresa,” Barrera de Amor” and “Lola Erase una Vez.”
Carlos Ponce is one of the most successful Latinos in show business, including music, television and film in both English and Spanish. He returned to telenovelas in 2007 with Telemundo’s “Dame Chocolate,” for which he also wrote and performed the theme song. Ponce in “Perro Amor,” in addition to hosting several Telemundo specials, including the popular reality show “Protagonistas de la Música,” the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” and the “Miss Universe” pageant, which he hosted four times. On the big screen, he appeared in the films “Chasing Papi,” “Complete Guide to Guys,” the comedy “Couples Retreat,” and the series “7th Heaven” and “Lipstick Jungle.”
“Santa Diabla” is an original story by José Ignacio Valenzuela (La Casa de al Lado, Dama y Obrero) taped at Telemundo Studios and on location in South Florida, with Carmen Cecilia Urbaneja as executive producer.
Prince Willem-Alexander has become king of the Netherlands following the abdication of his 75-year-old mother.
Born on 27 April 1967 as the first child of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus, the Prince of Orange is the first male head of state of the Netherlands since 1890.
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand; is now the King of the Netherlands and the Dutch dependencies of Curaçao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten, and head of the Dutch royal house and the House of Amsberg. He is the first male monarch of the Netherlands since the death of William III in 1890.
Willem-Alexander was born in Utrecht and is the eldest child of Princess Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg. Later to be joined by brothers Johan Friso and Constantijn, who he spent his early years with at Drakensteyn Castle.
He became Prince of Orange and heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands on 30 April 1980, when his mother became Queen regnant, and he ascended to the throne on 30 April 2013 when his mother abdicated.
Beginning his education in the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander was later moved to the Atlantic College in Wales following problems with his parents and increasing rebelliousness, eventually gaining an International Baccalaureate in 1985.
After his obligatory military service, Willem-Alexander studied history at Leiden University, gaining his degree in 1993.
It was at university that the future king built an image in the Dutch media as a hard-partying royal, earning him the nickname ‘Prince of Pils’, after a particular brand of beer.
After his graduation, Willem-Alexander started to shake off his negative image by travelling across the Netherlands; an experience he claims enabled him to get to know his country “in and out”.
In 1998, the Prince of Orange was given the nod to become a member of the International Olympic Committee, later gaining a role on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board due to his work in water management.
It was his meeting with Maxima in 1999, and their subsequent marriage in February 2002, that eventually changed his image into that of a serious royal and family man, worthy of the Dutch throne.
The couple’s marriage had initially been deemed controversial, since Maxima’s father, Jorge, was a minister during a brutal military dictatorship in Argentina, between 1979 and 1981.
But, the couple eventually gained wide popularity around the Netherlands with their three young daughters, Catharina-Amalia, 9, Alexia, 7, and Ariana, 5, becoming adored by the Dutch media, frequently posing with their parents for official photoshoots.
Seen as more progressive and closer to ordinary people than even his mother, Willem-Alexander has further stamped modernity on the Dutch royal family through his visits abroad and his posts on an online blog.
According to reports, Willem Alexander’s sporting activities include tennis, running, skiing, sailing, golf, horse riding, skating and diving. In 1992, he also took part in the New York marathon.
The prince has said that as king he wants to strike a balance between upholding tradition and embracing change, which could include accepting a smaller role in Dutch politics.
Willem-Alexander’s title, Prince of Orange, derives from the former Principality of Orange in southern France.
It was held by William of Orange (1533-1584), who led the revolt against the Spanish that resulted in the creation of the Netherlands.
But the prince has indicated that he attaches little importance to titles. Instead of calling him “Majesty” once he is king, he recently said that people “can address me the way they want”.
“I’m not a protocol fetishist,” he told Dutch TV. “It’s more important to me that people feel at ease when I’m with them.”
In a TV interview, Willem-Alexander said he wanted to be a king who “adheres to tradition” and who can also “unite, represent and encourage society”.
“The most important thing is for the king and the monarchy to pick up their changing role well and to still be able to be there as a symbol of continuity and unity” – King Willem-Alexander
But he added that the only thing that is constant about a monarchy is that “it always moves with society”.
The prince made it clear that it would be acceptable to him if MPs decided that the monarchy should become purely ceremonial. “Parliament is the highest body in the Netherlands,” he said.
Asked what he would like to be remembered for at the end of his reign, he said that “the most important thing is for the king and the monarchy to pick up their changing role well and to still be able to be there as a symbol of continuity and unity”.
The Dutch affairs editor of the weekly magazine Elsevier, Gertjan van Schoonhoven, said the prince’s remarks were intended to show that he and his wife “know their place”.
They royal couple can draw comfort from a recent opinion poll which suggests that for three quarters of the Dutch there is no question of abolishing the monarchy. Two thirds said they had confidence in King Willem-Alexander, while only 12% said they had confidence in politicians.
On TV, the prince said he had no problem with protests against the monarchy, including on the day of his investiture. “Protest is always allowed,” he said.