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Pacman boosts PSC grassroots project

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Quiban stretches lead to five OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manny Pacquiao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat better way to give Philippine boxing a boost than involve Sen. Manny Pacquiao himself?That’s the wisdom behind the decision of the Philippine Sports Commission and the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, which will work together with the eight-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img The PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup will kick off on Dec. 16 and 17, fittingly in General Santos City—the birth place of the country’s greatest athlete ever and one of the biggest global sporting heroes.The program will stage weekly tournaments across the Philippines with the goal of discovering talents from the grassroots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The project aims to encourage these boxers to develop love for the sport during their formative years,” said PSC Games Secretariat chief Annie Ruiz.Ruiz and PSC-PSI consultant Roger Fortaleza will spearhead the project, whose regional winners will clash in the national finals. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH Azkals near Suzuki Cup semis after holding Thailand to 1-1 stalemate

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gilas Pilipinas wins tuneup after Jordan team walks out in 4th quarter Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES On a rainy Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium, Joven Bedic came off the bench to rifle home the equalizer as the Azkals salvaged a 1-1 draw with Thailand to stay on track for a place in the semifinals. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ The Philippines and Thailand played out a 1-1 draw after a late goal from Jovin Bedic earned the home side a share of the spoils! 👏 #AFFSuzukiCup18 #TimeToShine #PHIvTHA Match Report 👉— AFF Suzuki Cup (@affsuzukicup) November 21, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBACOLOD CITY – The latest in the long line of talents hailing from the country’s football hotbed, Barotac Nuevo, delivered a goal that could prove crucial to the Philippines’ hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the AFF Suzuki Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Bedic’s deflected effort in the 82nd minute canceled out an earlier strike from Supachai Jaided as the Philippines remained level with Thailand with seven points in Group B. Another point against Indonesia in Jakarta on Sunday will be enough for the Philippines to reach the next round.The Azkals came into the match looking to end a 46-year winless spell against the Thais. And although they did not walk away with the maximum points, the battling performance was enough to impress coach Sven Goran Eriksson. In truth, the Azkals could have gotten more from the match had they been more clinical on goal as Phil Younghusband and Patrick Reichelt missed good chances in the first half.“First of all I think we played very well 90 minutes,” said Eriksson. “We were the better team out there. A draw is okay but we could have won the game. I think we did very well against a good team.”Eriksson believes this type of performance should put the Azkals on their way to the semifinals.“If we play like this we should qualify for the semifinals,” said Eriksson. “I think this is a very good performance for us.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Teens urged to take suicide prevention seriously

first_imgA suicide symposium aimed at educating a mass of teens on factors leading to suicidal tendencies and suicide prevention was hosted by the Guyana Learning Institute (GLI) on Saturday.Some of the participants at the symposium hosted by the Guyana Learning InstituteDozens of youths and young adults turned up at the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) building, Kingston, Georgetown, where the one-day session was hosted. Facilitators of the symposium included former Programme Manager of the National Aids Programme Secretariat (NAPS) Dr Shanti Singh and current students of the tertiary institution.Speaking more about the symposium, Principal of the GLI Ganga Persaud briefly explained that the programme was planned and executed as part of a footprint project for the 12th batch of students at the institution. On that note, he underscored that the event was aimed at educating and fostering cohesion among teenagers in suicide prevention.In addition, Dr Shanti Singh briefly elaborated on the areas that would be covered in her presentation at the symposium during a quick interview with this publication, some of these included: factors that lead to suicide and ways of addressing and preventing suicide as well as those who are affected.“My task is to work with them so that there can be increased knowledge and understanding of factors that lead to suicide…there are some of the myths that you need to be very much aware of and be able to dispel. I think importantly, that it’s some of the myths that we don’t recognise and we take things for granted,” Dr Singh posited.During a highly interactive session, the participants at the symposium were urged as teenagers to take their roles seriously in helping to prevent the widespread social issue, as they were involved in both group and individual presentations focusing on their views on suicide as teenagers.The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) conducted a study in 2017, which found that the leading cause of death was suicide among persons between the ages of 15 to 24 years old, while most of the victims are male.last_img read more


first_imgA MID-SUMMER SESSION is coming soon to the Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and it promises to be an event not to be missed!With top-class music, superb food and a whole host of activities for all, what’s not to like about the MID-SUMMER SESSION. Participants can enjoy Archery, Obstacle Courses, Mountain Biking, Climbing and Water Activities at the event which kicks-off on June 19th.With a delicious buffet being served afterwards and a FLAT FOOT BOOGIE the MID-SUMMER SESSION caters for all ages.Contact the centre for more details and book NOW!!MID-SUMMER SESSION COMING SOON TO GARTAN OEC was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessGartan OECnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court charged in connection with a number of burglaries.Letterkenny court.Enda McGowan, from Dromore, Letterkenny, is charged with a series of offences including theft and possession stolen property.McGowan, wearing a blue tracksuit, gave the court an assurance that he will not apply for a passport in this or any other jurisdiction. The accused appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning where he was charged with possessing stolen property at Tobin’s Filling Station on October 12th last.He is also charged with possessing stolen property and theft at Braefield, Drumardagh, Letterkenny in October 25th and 26th.McGowan is already out on bail and is required to sign on twice weekly as part of his bail conditions.The court heard that McGowan has failed to keep the conditions and he claimed the matter “flipped his mind.” McGowan’s solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said he was still looking for disclosure from Gardai in the case.Judge Paul Kelly warned McGowan that he must keep his bail conditions stating “It better not slip your mind again.”The case was adjourned until April 14th.MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON BURGLARY CHARGES was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMichael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.FORMER Justice Minister Alan Shatter had asked for a new report into the Micheal Ferry abuse scandal before he left office, Donegal Daily has learned.New Minister Frances Fitzgerald will review the report when she gets it, her spokesman has confirmed. It has led to hopes among Ferry’s victims that they may finally found out more about the scandal.The Minister confirmed to Deputy Pearse Doherty that Mr Shatter had asked for a report on the case just weeks ago following a decision by Minister Fitzgerald – then as Children’s Minister – to release the contents of a damning HSE review of the case to the victims and their families.Michael Ferry is serving 14 years in prison for abusing young boys in the grounds of a school building where he worked as caretaker.Ferry was paid by Colaiste Cholmcille for his work at the former Ardscoil Mhuire building in Gaoth Dobhair right up until 2010 – nine years after Ferry pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy in the grounds of the school.His continued work there horrified the nation when Ferry was convicted again two years ago of abusing more boys, some of them after his 2002 conviction.At the time Minister Shatter described the affair as “outrageous” and ordered a Garda investigation as well as a separate ministerial report.Deputy Doherty told Donegal Daily that Deputy Shatter had assured him before his resignation that he was looking again at the affair.“To be fair to him, he did promise to ask for a report from his officials at the Department of Justice,” said Deputy Doherty.“Minister Fitzgerald has confirmed this to me and she is now awaiting that report. She said a decision on its publication or release to victims would be taken once she has seen it. Obviously I believe that like the HSE report, this new report should be given to victims.”The minister’s spokesman said: “A further report had been sought from the Garda authorities by the Minister’s predecessor on any issues arising from the case, following the decision not to prosecute, and this material will be considered by Minister Fitzgerald upon its receipt. It is not possible to make any further comment pending that.”REVEALED: JUSTICE MINISTER AWAITING NEW REPORT ON FERRY ABUSE SCANDAL was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abuse scandalArdscoil MhuireGaoth DobhairMichael Ferrylast_img read more

Area teams set for 1st round playoff action

first_imgMore than a dozen local teams are set to engage in first-round playoff action tonight as the North Coast Section prep basketball postseason kicks off for divisions four through six.Division IV boysNo. 15 Fort Bragg at No. 2 FortunaThe Huskies will look to add on to what has been one of the most successful seasons in program history tonight when they host Fort Bragg (15-12) tonight at 7 p.m. After running the table on their way to an outright Big 5 Conference championship and claiming their …last_img read more

World Cup: 90% of tickets sold

first_img13 May 2010About 90% of the more than three-million tickets made available for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ have been sold, the Local Organizing Committee says.“I have no doubt that come kick off all the matches will be sold out,” Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan said at a press conference in Pretoria to mark one month before kick-off on Tuesday.In 2006, Germany sold around 92% of the total number of tickets available, and with just 30 days left before the start of this year’s World Cup, it is likely that South Africa may also end up recording a similar figure.Jordaan said most South Africans had used banking group FNB and over-the-counter sales to purchase their tickets. “FNB and the over the counter system really proved to be popular among South Africans,” he said.World Cup firstFifa introduced the over the counter sales model, a first in the history of the World Cup tournament, after it had emerged that the majority of South Africans were struggling to get tickets via internet applications and other ways initially in place.Most of the high profile matches including the opening match, semi finals and the final have been sold out.Hosts South Africa lead the ticket sales with more than 1.1-million tickets purchased in the country. SA is followed by the United States, then the UK, with Australia in fourth place.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Mofussil India Sizzles

first_imgBoy, times, they-sure-are-a-changin’.Who could imagine that movies like Dabangg, Ishqiya, Gulaal, Paan Singh Tomar, Oye Lucky, Ishaqzaade, Shanghai and Gangs of Wasseypur would not only see the light of day, but become box office hits and garner the appeal of the snooty metro gentry? Also, who would have thought that small-town folks from such unlikely places as Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Patna, Jamshedpur and Hazaribagh might wield the megaphone and direct projects that resonated across the country?So, wassup guys? Is commercial Hindi energetically powering yet another new wave, unleashing a plethora of alternative narratives, more real, stark and biting, a universe away from the chiffon-champagne, song-dance tamashas of the Yash Chopra-Karan Johar brand? More importantly, as these films make their presence felt in no uncertain terms and directors seal their stamp of excellence with a vision and style that combines knowledge, passion and purpose with a definite and courageous intent to push the envelope, will this new cinema attract the money? More simply, will Shanghai, which premiered at the recently concluded International Indian Film Academy Awards in Singapore and Gangs of Wasseypur, which made big waves at Cannes and later in India, attracting huge attention made it big at the box office, fire up small-budget, non-formulaic, gritty, realism-based movies? Or are these just flashes in the pan, like Aamir, A Wednesday, Mumbai Meri Jaan and Welcome to Sajjanpur in 2008-2009?Let’s get real. Movies on small towns and village life with a rustic flavor have been produced by Bollywood and don’t belong to Ripleyland. Right from Mehboob Khan’s classic, Oscar-nominated Mother India, to Nitin Bose’s Ganga Jamuna to Raj Kapoor’s Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai to that exquisite gem, Teesri Kasam, Bollywood has been around the block. Mainstream Bollywood in its typical, convoluted way, did throw up the Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Ganwar, Bandhan, Gora Aur Kala, Dushmans & Melas, with the likes of Gulzar pitching in with Namkeen, Angoor, Khushboo, Kinara and Mere Apne. However, the difference between them, then and now is perspective, focus and perception.In the earlier movies, the small town exemplified a peaceful, uncomplicated and innocent way of life, far from the madding crowd’s ignoble, strife-ridden, corruption-driven and stress-led lives. Bhaichara ruled and the milk of human kindness manifested itself in full-flowing secular solidarity, across the board. These were, in short, branch offices of Jannat (the real thing, not the Mahesh Bhatt version).As critic Parul Khanna Tewari points out, “These new films may be set in the hinterland, but have nothing to do with the old stereotype that graced Bollywood movies of yore. No bellies in short, ghera skirt; no tales of famine or poverty and definitely no dancing on crushed glass in front of historical baddies! Here the locations are real, the plots believable, the details authentic.”Adds critic Anupama Chopra, “We are tired of living our cinematic dreams abroad. That concept is over and out.” The fact the this new focus can resonate with the public was first proved in 2008 when director Shyam Benegal made his Welcome to Sajjanpur, Benegal’s biggest grosser till date, says senior creative director at Disney’s UTV studio, Rucha Pathak.Four years later the same company released Pan Singh Tomar with apprehension. A slow starter, it soon picked up by word of mouth and a supportive press and was declared a sleeper hit. Pathak insists that authenticity in this genre is critical to people of this target group. Most of the revenue comes from the big cities where migrants have exploded in large numbers. They are the real viewers. Chopra adds, thanks to the Rs 100 crore club, film makers now are anxious to appeal to both the guy in Dhanbad and Delhi. Hence mainstream cinema smartly uses racy dialogue, unthinkable a decade ago (tumhara pyaar pyaar hai; mera pyaar sex!) and risque lyrics (keh ke lunga) and the audience laps them up. The authenticity angle is also manifest in the locales selected (ravines in Chambal for Pan Singh Tomar; haveli in Gujarat for Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster; Wasseypur and Benaras for Gangs of Wasseypur) as well as the clothes and makeup offering viewers a real, raw and authentic experience.This new breed, also unapologetically remain determined to take the road less travelled. Led by the daring, iconoclastic, trend-smashing Anurag Kashyap, this talented and courageous bunch remain committed to exploding myths in their own cathartic way. First, by staying away from Bollywood’s staple template (big stars, exotic foreign locales, sexy songs and glam, glitzy item numbers). Next, by standing the earlier, much-loved-and-nurtured virginal image of the small town on its head. Placing them as focal center-pieces of their movies, these directors have attempted to smash the old idyllic version and bring a horrific, menacing, gritty update of the real goings-on in this space. Crime, lawlessness, caste-wars, mafia-wars, cross-generational conflicts, inequity, exploitation, rampant corruption — these spine-chilling narratives are a far cry from our idea of the cute, sweet, small towns we’ve known, seen and loved from earlier movies, dramatically turning Jannat to Jahannum!Media commentators and social scientists, however, invite the horrified, traumatized, shocked, bewildered and disillusioned sections of the audience to chill, pull back and get real. The past is history. Rapid urbanization has led to a massive exodus from these small towns to cities, looking for opportunities to live the good life. Also, hardly any recent film — post 1991 — has seriously attempted to focus on this story, as they were fixated on the dizzying impact of the new consumerism that swept the land. Result? While the smug, tunnel-viewed metro-creature had little knowledge (and even lesser interest) of the other India, the small town guys, thanks to satellite TV and consumerism, were waking up to deliciously savor and sample all the ills of this boom, with aspirational values and greed heading the list.Like a hand-grenade, all set to explode, this wild, smart and courageous bunch of directors entered the scene with all cylinders firing. Sharp and savvy, they set about identifying and targeting the Achilles’ heel of the audience before zooming in. This, they discovered, in Mofussil (small town) India. Ready-made stories culled from blazing news headlines, observations, first-hand experience and imagination offering lusty, moving, stark, violent and dramatic narratives, raw and rooted, a zillion miles from the synthetic NRI products, done-to-death, cosmetic underworld capers or multi-starrer toilet humor cornballs. Says behavorial scientist Ruby Joshi: “To the metro/urban audience, this was cataclysmic, cathartic, a shocking (but voyeuristic) peep into a life of another India they knew little about. It was both horrific and fascinating, much like the fatal attraction that draws the city-slickers to religiously watch their weekly dose of Aamir Khan’s S.J.” Superbly packaged, skillfully crafted, brilliantly executed and magnificently pitched to an eager-to-consume audience for whom this entire terrain/theme/world is unknown, it is little wonder that these products — fleshed out by actors (not stars) of hi-voltage talent — are grabbing eyeballs, big time.But are these films really the new cinema, worthy of the hype and celebration and the new directors really the new stars and trail-blazers offering pulsating, exciting, no-holds-barred, creative chutzpah that separates the real from the fluff?Critics are not so sure. While these hard-hitting, daring, fearless leaps of faith certainly need to be applauded, encouraged, the over-the-top response from mainstream critics and city-slickers, they believe, seems wildly disproportionate to the orgasmic hoo-haa’s making the rounds. They feel it is symptomatic of the times we live in. In a I-me-myself driven world, where the metro creature is totally bonded with props that he can immediately relate to, consume with ease, comfort and convenience and derive pleasure from, these dark thunderbolts from the edge — a total antithesis of their version of entertainment — provide a fascinatingly crude and terrifying version of reality that somewhere offers, both perverse thrills and insight into a never-before-experienced experience. This instantly provokes huge hype and hoopla and anoints this genre as ground-breaking, landmark, milestone, among other breathless superlatives. Fact is, clever, smart, sharp, imaginative and creatively put together as they are, in actual fact they are high on hype and low on soul. Aping generously from the likes of Coppola, Tarantino and Scorsese, these gaali-filled, brutal, unembellished, raw themes, focusing on hard close-ups of life-with-warts-and-all in the badlands of small town, rattle the genteel sensibilities of city-slickers who don’t know how to react; but somewhere, deep down, the exterior and superficialities of both form and content grab them, resulting in … wow! For any perceptive viewer, however, there is less insight, more audience-friendly sound n’ fury.If that is so, why are these films capturing popular imagination and earning big bucks? “Simple,” declares respected journalist and commentator Siddharth Bhatia: “Way beyond merely repackaging old clichés, it is about celebrating Mofussil India as the new cool and gamcha, as the new fashion statement.” So, while Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan can do their number in monster-budgeted blockbusters across exotic, foreign locales, like it or not, the newly-converted city-slicker has found a new, real, earthy, daring, violent and lusty lover that rocks — Bharat! Related Itemslast_img read more

India to Top U.S. Lending With $575 Million in Solar Deals

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