'RoadToABSCBNBall: How Kisses Delavin Keeps Proving The Importance Of Education

Here's why Kisses Delavin is someone you can look up to if you're a student yourself!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnSep 11th, 2019

ABS-CBN BALL 2019: Kisses Delavin tops 'ABSCBNBallFanFave poll for the third year in a row

ABS-CBN BALL 2019: Kisses Delavin tops 'ABSCBNBallFanFave poll for the third year in a row.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

'ABSCBNBall2019 Diaries: Kisses Delavin Looked Lovely In Pastel Yellow!

Did we mention how much we love her 3-star earrings?.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

By Melissa Murphy, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf — during an era of racial segregation in the United States. "She's our Jackie Robinson of tennis," said Billie Jean King, who at 13 watched Gibson play. "I saw what it meant to be the best." One Love Tennis is an athletic and educational program for youth in Wilmington, North Carolina. During a rainy day in 2017, the girls watched the documentary "Althea and Arthur." They learned Ashe has a stadium named for him at the U.S. Open on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. The mood in the room grew somber afterward, according to program director Lenny Simpson. The girls realized there wasn't even a "dag-gone hot dog stand" named for Gibson. Why wasn't there a monument to the first African American to win a major title (1956 French Open) before winning both the U.S. Nationals (precursor to the U.S. Open) and Wimbledon in 1957-58? Simpson suggested the girls be part of the solution by writing letters to his friend and then-U.S. Tennis Association President Katrina Adams. King and Adams had been working on the Gibson project for years. King's advocacy before the USTA board resulted in a unanimous vote. Adams later read letters to the board from the girls, including Xerra Robinson, to reinforce the importance of a tribute. "I know she would be proud to see the progress that's been made with so many women of color leading the pack in professional tennis," Adams said of Gibson, who died in 2003 at 76. "Her bravery, perseverance and determination paved the way." On Monday, the USTA will unveil a statue in her honor at the U.S. Open. The girls and boys of One Love Tennis will attend the ceremony, along with Gibson's 85-year-old doubles partner, Angela Buxton of Britain. "It's about bloody time," said Buxton, who won the 1956 French and Wimbledon titles with her friend. More things to know about Gibson, who made the covers of Time and Sports Illustrated and was voted AP Female Athlete of the Year in 1957-58: EARLY YEARS Gibson traveled the hard road from Harlem to Wimbledon, but she had a community of support. The oldest of five children, Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, before her sharecropper parents relocated to Harlem. At 18, Gibson moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, to live with Dr. Hubert and Celeste Eaton. She honed her tennis and social skills on Dr. Eaton's court at his home, called "the black country club" because African Americans couldn't play at public courts or white country clubs. "Culturally, it was a tough adjustment," said Simpson, who met his coach and mentor on that court at age 5 when Gibson gave him a racket and called him "champ." ''(In Harlem), she didn't see the signs of white and colored water fountains and white and colored bathrooms. The prejudice and discrimination certainly was there, but nothing like the Jim Crow days of the South." She spent summers in Lynchburg, Virginia, training on the court of Dr. Robert Walter Johnson, who later nurtured Ashe, a winner of five Grand Slam titles. Both were forced to play in segregated tournaments early in their careers. Barred by the precursor of the USTA, Gibson won 10 straight American Tennis Association women's titles starting in 1947. After lobbying by the ATA and a withering editorial from four-time champion Alice Marble, Gibson became the first African American to compete in the 1950 U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills on her 23rd birthday. A graduate of Florida A&M, Gibson taught physical education and considered quitting tennis because she couldn't make a living in the low-paying amateur days. But in 1955, she was tapped by the State Department for a goodwill tennis tour of Asia. That's how she met Buxton in India. ALTHEA YEARS Both were looking for a doubles partner in 1956. Buxton was denied membership at the club in London where she practiced after she listed Jewish for religion on the application. She grew up in England and South Africa and understood Gibson's struggle. "No one spoke to her, let alone played with her," Buxton said by phone from London. "(Her playing style) was like a young man. She wore little shorts, a vest and hit the ball hard, even her second serve. She came charging up to the net. She bamboozled people with her attitude." They won at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the "powers that be" were not thrilled and "you needed a spy glass to see the headline 'Minorities Win,'" Buxton said. Both were denied membership at the All England Club despite being Wimbledon champions. (Buxton is still waiting). Nonetheless, Gibson got the royal treatment with a ticker-tape parade in July in New York after receiving the 1957 Wimbledon trophy from Queen Elizabeth II. Two months later, she won the U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills. "That was an incredible joy for her," Simpson said. She duplicated those feats and retired from tennis at No. 1 in 1958 — a winner of more than 50 singles and doubles titles — because there was no significant prize money until the professional era began in 1968. The men's and women's 2019 U.S. Open winner will each receive a check for $3.8 million. No other African American woman won the U.S. Open until Serena Williams in 1999 or Wimbledon until Venus Williams in 2000. AFTER TENNIS Gibson played exhibition tennis before Harlem Globetrotters games, signing a $100,000 contract, and joined the LPGA full-time in 1964. In 1975, she became state commissioner of athletics in New Jersey. She served on the state athletics control board, and the governor's council on physical fitness until 1992. The twice-divorced Gibson's health failed in her late 60s after a stroke and she struggled to make ends meet. Buxton said Gibson reached out to a handful of tennis friends without much success. Gibson was on the verge of suicide in 1995 when the tennis great called her, she said. Buxton provided financial support and visited her friend in East Orange, New Jersey. "Angela Buxton saved her life, literally," Simpson said. Buxton also wrote a letter to Tennis Week magazine, and donations flooded in from all over the world. The WTA currently has a hardship fund to help former players. Frances Gray, a longtime friend and co-founder of the Althea Gibson Foundation, has kept her legacy alive. A self-described "born athlete," Gibson said she wanted to be remembered as "strong and tough and quick." "If not for Althea Gibson, there would be no Arthur Ashe, no Serena and Venus, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and the list goes on," Simpson said. "She opened it up for all of us.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

DepEd keen on partnerships for health programs in schools

The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored the importance of partnerships with local government units (LGUs) and the private sector for the sustainable implementation of “Oplan Kalusugan (OK) sa DepEd” to promote and provide Filipino learners with sustainable holistic school health and nutrition programs toward healthier behavior and better learning outcomes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Kisses, Donny love team buhayin

Parang hindi natulog ang mga fan nina Donny Pangilinan at Kisses Delavin, dahil madaling-araw na ay gising pa sila, at patuloy sa pakiusap sa ABS-CBN 2, lalo na sa mga namamahala ng “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”The post Kisses, Donny love team buhayin appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

Summer of 2020 takes on added importance for Bucks

By Steve Aschburner, As important as the 2019-20 season and postseason are to the Milwaukee Bucks, in proving to themselves and to the basketball world they can take that next step (Finals) or two (championship), they pale next to the significance of the summer of 2020. That’s when Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s newly minted Kia Most Valuable Player, can sign a “supermax” contract extension worth approximately $254 million over five years. Or not. And the “or not” might have gotten a nudge on the first day of 2019 free agency Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The Bucks were in a tough situation as it was, with three free agents among the top five players from last season’s 60-22 team. Keeping all of them – wing Khris Middleton, center Brook Lopez and guard Malcolm Brogdon – was going to be a challenge, financially and realistically, given how much demand was outstripping supply in the marketplace (nearly $500 million in available cap space plus exceptions burning holes in 30 teams’ pockets). Milwaukee started scrambling in the days heading toward June 30 (July 1, PHL time) by moving or trying to move pieces such as Tony Snell, George Hill and Ersan Ilyasova for payroll and roster flexibility. Snell’s contract was traded to Detroit along with the No. 30 pick in the 2019 Draft, Hill was waived and Ilyasova essentially was sitting at the curb with a “Free” sign on him and his $7 million salary. It wasn’t enough. The free agent-palooza started well enough for the Bucks when reports leaked early that Lopez would be retained on a four-year, $52 million deal. Frankly, that’s a bargain -- $55 million over five years – if you add Lopez’s 2019-20 salary of $3.4 million, a ridiculously low rate for what wound up as a career-redefining season for the veteran big man. After taking a mere 0.5 percent of his 6,826 field goal attempts from 3-point range through his first eight seasons, Lopez let fly 65 percent of his shots from beyond the arc in his 11th. In hard numbers, that’s 31 attempts over eight years compared to 512 in 81 appearances for the Bucks. Factor in Lopez’s underrated defense and rim protection, and his free-spirit calm in the locker room, and he ranked arguably as the Bucks’ next most valuable player after Antetokounmpo. Soon thereafter, Milwaukee’s next move was reported: Middleton re-upping on an enormous five-year, $178 deal. The soft-spoken 6-foot-7 was named an East All-Star reserve en route to averaging 18.3 points and shifting even more of his offensive game to 3-point territory. But Middleton’s greatest leverage was being viewed as the Bucks’ No. 2 player overall and Antetokounmpo’s Scottie Pippen (relatively) for the past six seasons. And hey, his contract represents a $12 million discount from the $190 million “max” Middleton could have demanded. As it is, starting at an estimated $30.6 million salary, he’ll be getting about $5 million more than Antetokounmpo both this season and next. So two done and one … not done. Not done at all. Just when it appeared the Bucks would take care of their most pressing free-agency issues, the news came: Brogdon to Indiana on an $85 million deal over four seasons. In a sign-and-trade, which meant Milwaukee facilitated the restricted free agent’s departure, rather than match the Pacers’ offer and keep him. Brogdon’s value last season, to a team that got within two victories of The Finals, was evident analytically and by most eye tests. He became only the eighth shooter in NBA history to hit 50 percent of his shots overall, 40 percent of 3s and 90 percent of his free throws. He also showed an uncanny ability to take over for minutes at a time when the Bucks were desperate to generate offense. Brogdon’s threat as shooter enabled him to attack the rim at a high percentage, stopping opponents’ runs or sparking them for his side. Brogdon’s relationship with the Bucks seemed to get strained two years ago, when his reward for being named an unlikely Kia NBA Rookie of the Year was 20 bench appearances in the team’s first 37 games. Here Brogdon had won the award over the likes of Dario Saric, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Jaylen Brown (Joel Embiid only made 31 appearances in 2016-17), yet his role was unclear once Phoenix made Eric Bledsoe available and Milwaukee pounced. Bledsoe pre-empting his own free agency by signing a four-year, $70 million deal with the Bucks raised questions about Brogdon’s spot in their pecking order again. So too, it appears, did Milwaukee nailing down the East’s No. 1 seed, then going 7-1 in the first two playoff rounds while Brogdon nursed a plantar fascia foot injury from mid-March into May. All of a sudden Brogdon’s deal was looking like the one to blame for pushing Milwaukee’s payroll up, up, up into luxury-tax range. And so he was sacrificed to Indiana, an Eastern Conference rival, for a reported first-round draft pick and a couple second-rounders, protections and years still not known. Bucks GM Jon Horst made a nice save in pulling back Hill from the free-agent pool, to the tune of a three-year, $29 million deal. But losing Brogdon was a considerable step backward for a team determined to go forward. Shedding Snell and having Nikola Mirotic head off to the Euroleague to play in Barcelona doesn’t help. As for the draft picks from Indiana and the $12 million trade exception the Bucks might have gained in the trade, the former are out of sync with the team’s life cycle – namely, Antetokounmpo’s ambitions and contract status – and the latter only matters if it’s used smartly. Everything Milwaukee does – has done, actually, since those four staggered defeats against Toronto in the conference finals – has to be about giving Antetokounmpo reasons to stay. That means improving, that means winning, that means at least being in the building when the championship is decided next June. The clock is ticking. The social media vultures will be circling for "The Greek Freak" soon. There is only one way to fend them off, and a part of that now will be playing for the Pacers. Horst, 2019 NBA Executive of the Year, and Mike Budenholzer, NBA Coach of the Year, might need to repeat if they and their team are going to chase the trophies – the Larry and the Giannis – that matter most. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 NewsJul 2nd, 2019

JKSI-Meridian Participates in Brigada Eskwela 2019

Juanito King & Sons Inc. (JKSI) – Meridian Project, in partnership with Juanito I. King Foundation Inc. (JIKFI) participated in this year’s Brigada Eskwela Kick-Off ceremony on May 24, 2019 at Sirao Integrated School, Cebu City. In recognition of the importance of education and encouragement of the next generation of Cebuanos to drive the province […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 4th, 2019

The Bellevue Resort Bohol joins Brigada Eskwela 2019

  The Bellevue Resort – Bohol joined the Department of Education’s nationwide school clean-up and rehabilitation community program, Brigada Eskwela, last May 24, 2019. This nationwide initiative is held simultaneously across the country, uniting thousands of volunteers, businesses, non-government organizations, teachers, students, parents, in an effort to show the importance of education in the country. […] The post The Bellevue Resort Bohol joins Brigada Eskwela 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

Kisses Delavin, balik-estudyante

Kisses Delavin, balik-estudyante.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Kisses Delavin, naglabas ng saloobin tungkol sa dating naging malapit sa kanya

Kisses Delavin, naglabas ng saloobin tungkol sa dating naging malapit sa kanya.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Kisses Delavin, nagsalita na kaugnay sa pansamantalang pag-alis sa social media

Kisses Delavin, nagsalita na kaugnay sa pansamantalang pag-alis sa social media.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2019

HOTSPOT: Kisses Delavin ng PBB, may tampo nga ba kay Vivoree dahil kay Marco?

HOTSPOT: Kisses Delavin ng PBB, may tampo nga ba kay Vivoree dahil kay Marco?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Comelec backs bill seeking inclusion of voters’ education in High School curriculum

Citing the importance of educating the youth voters on electoral exercise, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) expressed support to a bill seeking to include voters' education in the High School curriculum......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 27th, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT | Meet Masbate's Kisses Delavin

ENTERTAINMENT | Meet Masbate's Kisses Delavin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

2 BuCor officials communicated with ‘GCTA for sale’ witness, NBI probe shows

The NBI said it uncovered text messages proving that two BuCor officials were involved in "GCTA for sale" transactions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Hackers for Hire Dangle Attacks Against Medical Organizations on the Dark Web

Hacking for hire groups have added healthcare sector to their portfolio of services on the dark web, proving that medical data continues to be among the hottest commodities online. Kaspersky’s research reveals that the base price has gone so cheap, depending on the type of breach or goods an anonymous customer requires. The dark web […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

Romero: Let students watch SEAG for free

Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1-Pacman) yesterday urged the Department of Education and Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee to allow students to watch the regional sports festival for free......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 49 min. ago

DSWD: Assistance only for indigent students in crisis situations

The education assistance that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issues from its multi-billion peso Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) fund are only for indigent students in crisis situations, according to the government agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

DSWD education assistance only for crisis, indigent students

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarifies that it extends educational assistance only to eligible indigent students through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Tagalog News: TESDA Calabarzon, kinilala ang mga partner institutions

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 18 (PIA)- Bilang pagpapasalamat at pagkilala sa kanilang mga partners, idinaos ng Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) Calabarzon ang Gabi ng Pasas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019