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‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’

Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, United Nations (UN) humanitarians said recently, even as torrential rains two weeks ago affected 120,000 people, cutting off roads, destroying 174 schools and forcibly displacing 16,000, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme […] The post ‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 14th, 2020

Over 7,000 runners joined in celebrating the 10th Stripes Run

Manila, Philippines — On December 1, 2019, McDonald’s Philippines for the 10th time brought together families and friends to run for reading at Stripes Run 2019. Held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Stripes Run raised funds for the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program. Since the first-ever Stripes Run in 2010, McDonald’s has gotten a total of over 42,000 runners to join the annual fun run. Aside from the actual run, each year at Stripes Run brings fun and excitement through the various games and activity booths around the venue. The runners were excited to end the event with a star-studded awarding session where familiar faces from the McDonald’s family— namely Alden Richards, Marian and Zia Dantes, Ogie Alcasid, and Michael V— and University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Juan and Javi Gomez de Liano were present. Celebrity family Maricel, Anthony, Donny, and Solana Pangilinan also surprised the runners with a live reading session for kids and adults alike. The live reading session used reading kits from the Read to Learn program of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which helps improve the literacy skills of public school students while they are at the early stages of learning. With the help of McDonald’s initiatives like Stripes Run and Happy Meal, the Read to Learn program has reached over 12 million students, training over 28,000 educators, donated over 367,000 books, and enrolled over 10,000 partner schools. “Stripes Run, for us, is a chance to bring together family and friends for a morning of fun, while at the same time helping improve children’s literacy through the Read to Learn program. We’re celebrating 10 years of Stripes Run and we thank our customers because we couldn’t have gotten this far without their continuous support,” said McDonald’s Philippines Marketing Director Christina Lao. Stay tuned for more fun and fulfilling activities you can enjoy with friends and family by following McDonald's Philippines on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag @McDo_PH and #McDoStripesRun when you post about your Stripes Run 2019 experience!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Kawhi Leonard: 10 things to know

NBA.com staff report Kawhi Leonard has quickly risen from unheralded prospect to global superstar during his eight-year NBA career. With his highly anticipated free agent decision made, here are 10 things to know about the two-time Finals MVP. * * * Raised In California: Kawhi Anthony Leonard was born on June 29, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. He was the youngest of five children with four older sisters. During his freshman year of high school, his mother was out of town for work during his team's basketball tryouts so he missed the session. He played football instead that season and didn't start playing basketball at Canyon Springs High School until his sophomore year. Mr. Basketball: He played his next two seasons at Riverside King, where he went on to win California's Mr. Basketball during his senior year. After the tragic death of his father in 2008, he scored 17 points the next night and broke down in his mother's arms after the game. "Basketball is my life, and I wanted to go out there and take my mind off it," he said postgame. Aztec Legend: Kawhi took his talents to nearby San Diego State University for his collegiate career. He was dominant in college, especially on defense, as he led the Aztecs to back-to-back Mountain West Conference tournament championships. His team reached the Sweet 16 before being eliminated by eventual NCAA Tournament champion UConn during his sophomore season. After the tournament, Kawhi declared his intention to enter the 2011 NBA Draft. Draft Night Deal: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called the decision to trade for Kawhi on Draft night the "toughest" decision he had to make during his 20-plus seasons in San Antonio. The decision was difficult because the Spurs had to part ways with valued young guard George Hill in the deal with the Indiana Pacers. But the move paid off for San Antonio as Kawhi quickly adjusted to the NBA game and showed flashes of star potential. He finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting and earned a spot on the 2012 All-Rookie First Team. Mr. Economical: Despite his early success, Kawhi didn't let his first NBA paychecks steer him away from his frugal ways. During his first few seasons in the NBA, he continued to drive the same Chevy Malibu he drove in college. "It's paid off," he said in 2004. "I don't have a car note on it. It's good on gas. It's a good commuter car if you don't want to drive your luxury car." His friends and family eventually convinced him to buy a Porsche, which he would only drive on gamedays. Daily Grind: Kawhi quickly earned a reputation in San Antonio for his work ethic as he trained alongside legendary Spurs players Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Longtime Spurs assistant coach Chip Engelland helped Kawhi perfect his shooting form by having him study the forms of Kobe Bryant and Richard Jefferson. Breakthrough Moment: The hard work paid off for Kawhi as he continued to blossom on the title-contending Spurs. After losing to the Miami Heat in seven games during the 2013 Finals, the Spurs returned to The Finals in 2014 and avenged their defeat with a 4-1 series win over Miami. Kawhi was key for San Antonio with averages of 17.8 points on 61.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks. At age 22, Kawhi became the third youngest player in NBA history to win Finals MVP and the youngest since Magic Johnson in 1980. Out Of The Spotlight: His rise to fame during the 2014 Finals didn't change his day-to-day mindset. According to Engelland in 2017, "He hasn’t been tricked by any of the NBA glamour or bright lights, big city. A lot of smart, great players have been. You get lost and forget the process, forget why you began to play. With him, it’s like, ‘What’d you do last night?’ ‘Watched a little TV. I was with friends. My mom cooked dinner.’ Those are very common nights for him.” Derailed By Injury: The two-time Defensive Player of the Year enjoyed a relatively injury-free start to his career with the Spurs. But everything changed when he re-aggravated an ankle injury during Game 1 of the 2017 West finals. The injury, and subsequent recovery, forced Kawhi to miss the remainder of the series and all but 9 games during 2017-18. After the season, Kawhi expressed his desire to be traded by the Spurs. He was dealt to the Toronto Raptors on July 18, 2018. Legendary Company: It was a storybook season for Kawhi and the Raptors as he led Toronto to their first NBA championship in franchise history. Kawhi was unstoppable throughout the playoffs with clutch play after play, including an instantly iconic series-winner in the East semifinals. He joined LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to win Finals MVP with two different teams......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

Reminders from Moms that We Can’t Forget

Mothers only want the best for their children. They want them to be able to navigate through the ups and downs of life happily and healthily. This is why they enforce wellness routines and habits that seem annoying at first, but actually have benefits in the long run. Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz got the chance to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Proud Parent Problems: For Currys, a fraught conference final

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com OAKLAND, Calif. — They are lock-step and lock-arm and also lock-jersey as they enter Oracle Arena in what is their crowning achievement as a basketball mom and dad. Dell and Sonya Curry are in the running for First Couple of the NBA, and in the Western Conference finals, this honor comes with an equal amount of pride and anxiety. “There’s so much emotion involved because you want both to do well, and here they are, on opposite benches,” says the mom. The father agreed, adding: “It’s hard for both of us.” [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Their sons are, of course, Stephen and Seth Curry, and their dilemma is being played out in front of millions on TV, who see Dell and Sonya sitting in the stands wearing custom-made split jerseys honoring both players. For Game 1, Dell had Steph’s No. 30 Warriors jersey on the front and Seth’s No. 31 Blazers on the back, and vice versa for Sonya. They’ll switch up as the series goes along because the parents never want to show favoritism for any of their children. “Somebody’s going to lose and we’re going to the Finals with one of them and it will be bittersweet,” Dell Curry said. “But whomever doesn’t go to the Finals for his team will be there for his brother.” Aside from this being a sweet story involving a close-knit and stable family, what’s amazing about this is that it's happening at all. Yes, the NBA has had a fair share of siblings before -- do you know how many Plumlees are cashing basketball checks? -- but never in the same conference finals. And what’s more, neither of the Curry boys dropped strong hints, even as far as high school, that they’d be on anybody’s NBA bench. But religion and faith run through all the Currys and the parents, who’ve been married 31 years, must’ve struck the proper chord because they’ve been blessed with a playoff series neither will soon forget, no matter how it turns out. By now, their made-for-reality TV story is a familiar one. Dell was a smooth-shooting guard at Virginia Tech where he met Sonya, who played for the women’s volleyball team. They soon became a couple and delivered Steph while Dell played for the Cavaliers, who drafted him. Seth came a few years later in Charlotte, where Dell by then was one of the game’s best sixth men, dropping shots from distance for the Hornets. Their basketball education started at home and specifically the driveway basketball court where the boys wore Hornets jerseys and pretended to be in the NBA. “They battled each other,” Dell Curry said. “You know, trying to get the game-winning point and arguing whether you got fouled or not. You’re standing there watching them settle it and it never got settled. My wife and I took turns being the referee deciding who won the game.” Understandably, it never got heated, as anger or jealousy doesn’t seem to be in the Curry family DNA. “Steph did a good job with that,” said Dell. “Being the oldest boy, he could’ve beaten up on [Seth] a lot.” The boys became familiar faces around the Hornets’ practice facility and games. They attended small private high schools instead of basketball academies because of academics; their parents didn’t specifically groom them for the NBA. Even if the father’s shooting genetics and mother’s competitive instincts were soon apparent with both boys, they were size challenged. They played like solid basketball players but looked like future accountants. That all changed for Steph not long after he went to Davidson College and for Seth after he transferred from Liberty University to Duke. Steph was an NCAA tournament sensation, and later, Seth became a solid starter who replaced an injured Kyrie Irving at one of the country’s most prestigious programs. And thus began the crazy travel schedule for their parents, each splitting the duties between their sons as best they could; it hasn’t calmed down since. Steph has had the gold-plated path, winning a pair of Kia MVPs and three championships, changing the game from a shooting standpoint and punching an automatic ticket to the Hall of Fame someday. Seth’s career has been nomadic. He wasn’t drafted because teams wondered about his ball-handling skills. The Warriors initially tossed him a lifeline, but Seth didn’t survive training camp and was sent to their G-League team. He’s with his sixth team in five years and seemingly turned the corner last season with the Mavericks, where he started 42 games before injuries intervened. Steph is vested in his younger brother’s career and quietly simmers about how Seth, who’s now 28, lacks a long-term deal and security with one team. Although the younger Curry finished third in three-point shooting percentage this season -- one spot ahead of Stephen -- Seth becomes a free agent this summer. Yet the good news is he should have interest after a breakout season for the Blazers. “They want each other to do well,” said Dell. “They cheer for each other. They watch each other’s games all the time. Steph’s a quiet guy but he roots for his brother and vice-versa.” For the last several years, Seth has been in the stands watching his brother during the postseason, sitting with his parents, marveling at Steph’s talent and fortunes like anyone else. Until now. And here they are, trying to deny each other a championship. There are times when the Curry boys will guard each other and that always puts their parents in a tough spot. When it happened in Game 1, Dell and Sonya just watched, frozen in place. No clapping, no cheering, no nothing. “Coming in here, we didn’t know what to expect or how to react,” Dell said. “This hasn’t happened before. Usually we can go all-in on one team. We don’t know how to cheer or how to respond when one team goes on a run. We can’t totally go on one side.” Sonya said: “It’s hard on my nerves.” These are proud parent problems. There is a solution to the relentless travel, the back-and-forth between two teams and this emotional wringer and the constant wondering about games and victories and losses: Maybe one day, even next season, the boys will be … teammates? Dell Curry’s face suddenly brightens and the stress disappears. “Now that would be great,” he said “Being brothers and teammates, and in this situation where they both win? Let’s see what happens. Both have a lot of years left in the league. Seth’s a free agent. You never know.” Until then, if that ever happens, the parents will keep their travel agent on speed-dial and keep a tailor on stand-by in case they need another set of jerseys stitched together. “It’s been hectic,” Dell Curry said. “But don’t get me wrong, we’re not taking this for granted. We’re just taking it all in. We’re not complaining at all. We know how special this is.” Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

THE DEAN: Dominance @55

The men looked dashing in their suits, his five children included (Jad, Jomar, Jorap, Gabriel and Jomel) — but nothing beat the man of the hour’s fashion above all. The post THE DEAN: Dominance @55 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News3 hr. 53 min. ago

Bong Go aids Parañaque fire victims

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go provided assistance to fire victims who lost their homes in Barangay San Isidro in Parañaque City. The blaze that hit a two-storey residential building affected 168 families and claimed the lives of two children. A woman, Nenita Nenada, was also injured. Go sympathized with the families of those who died […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News5 hr. 53 min. ago

Go give assistance to Parañaque fire victims

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go visited fire victims in Parañaque City on Monday to provide immediate assistance to those who lost their homes and properties due to a fire incident that happened at Purok 4, Silverio Compound, Brgy. San Isidro. The fire affected 168 families and claimed the lives of two children — Laurence Vasquez, […] The post Go give assistance to Parañaque fire victims appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Globe joins civic groups in raising awareness on sexual exploitation of Filipino children online

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, Globe Telecom joined civic groups Child Rights Network and Plan International in creating awareness on and stopping the online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News20 hr. 14 min. ago

8 children, baby rescued from online sexual exploitation in Pampanga and Laguna

MANILA, Philippines – Eight children and a baby were rescued by law enforcement officials in separate operations against the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in Angeles, Pampanga on February 20 and San Pedro, Laguna on February 22. The International Justice Mission (IJM) outlined the rescue operations in a statement, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 27 min. ago

Let us not forget EDSA

Development Bank of the Philippines chairman Alberto Romulo shares his recollections of the EDSA Revolution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

At franchise hearing, ABS-CBN scolded for airing election ad against Duterte

In 2016, the country’s top broadcaster aired a negative political advertisement showing children reacting to some of Duterte’s controversial remarks, including his comment about the rape-slay of an Australian missionary and his cursing of Pope Francis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

PAO readies more cases as vaccine claims 13-year-old its 153rd victim

The Public Attorney’s Office said 153 children have now died after being given the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, with the death of a 13-year-old boy who had received a single dose of the controversial drug......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Dan Brown to release debut children’s book ‘Wild Symphony’

The bestselling author, known for “The Da Vinci Code”, will release his first volume for children in September. The picture book entitled “Wild Symphony” is inspired by classic children’s books like “Peter and the Wolf” and “The Carnival of the Animals”. The story follows the playful Maestro Mouse as he pays a visit to several […] The post Dan Brown to release debut children’s book ‘Wild Symphony’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

DOJ eyes more raps vs Garin, others over Dengvaxia

he Department of Justice intends to file this week before courts in the National Capital Region and Central Luzon cases of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former health secretary and incumbent Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin and other officials for the eight children who died after inoculation with the anti-dengue Dengvaxia vaccine, a DOJ official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Syrians eye escape over Turkey wall

Kafr Lusin, Syria―Abu Jabber has a plan to escape the Syrian regime’s advance: he has built a ladder from rusty metal for him and his 11 children to climb over the Turkish border wall......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Quake in Iran kills 8 in neighboring Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPDATED) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday, February 23, killed at least 8 people in neighboring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said. "We lost 8 of our citizens, including 3 children," Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

5.7 quake near Iran-Turkey border kills 8

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Sunday that eight people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighboring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 21 people were injured and eight of them were in critical condition, according to Anadolu.  Other people were […] The post 5.7 quake near Iran-Turkey border kills 8 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

‘Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.’ But how?

I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Senate bill attends to handicapped school kids

Medical diagnosis for children with disabilities must be included in the Universal Health Care Law, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Palawan farm eyes dairy production

Yamang Bukid Farm, one of Palawan’s most visited tourism destinations, is embarking on dairy production to help improve the nutrition of school children, especially those in public schools......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020