Lithuania: a candle for pedestrians without reflectors

VILNIUS — Lithuanian police are handing out candles to pedestrians and cyclists who don't wear reflectors on their clothing on dark country roads — a stark r.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 10th, 2018

Philippines joins Australia, France in FIBA WC qualifiers second round

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is one of the 22 countries with guaranteed slots in the second round of the FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifiersas as of Thursday, March 1.  Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Serbia, Spainand, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Shopping Binges

Just when I am agonizing over a recent malady that stopped my walking exercise at dawn, I read this post by my dear friend Manny on my FB wall. Oh, those foolish, wondrous “that’s nice” days! “No one but no one could hold a candle to the shopping duo of Grace and Amor*! Those two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Tuman Cebu, Pwede Kaayo! Campaign Launched

MEGA CEBU, in partnership with Land Transportation Office (LTO), launched Tuman Cebu, Pwede Kaayo! campaign last February 9, 2018 at the Plenary Hall of RAFI-EADSC to promote the importance of road safety among drivers, commuters, and pedestrians. The launching was graced by the newly appointed Regional Director of LTO Region 7, RD Victor Emmanuel Caindec. To […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Lonely at Valentine’s? Philippines offers pet lovers dates with dogs

MANILA (Reuters) – Man’s best friend has been the blind date buddy for some Filipinos around Valentine’s Day, with a Manila rescue centre playing cupid by putting on candle-lit dinnersThe post Lonely at Valentine’s? Philippines offers pet lovers dates with dogs appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Lonely at Valentine’s? Philippines offers pet lovers dates with dogs

A Manila rescue center plays cupid by putting on candle-lit dinners to try to match homeless mutts with dog lovers......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

NBA stars to coach top prospects at 4th BWB Global Camp

NBA press release NEW YORK AND MIES – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 65 boys and girls from 36 countries who will travel to Los Angeles for the fourth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp. The camp will be held Feb. 16-18 (Feb. 17-19, PHL time) at the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice facility as part of NBA All-Star 2018, and Nike will serve as the official partner. Five-time NBA All-Star Al Horford (Boston Celtics; Dominican Republic) and 2018 NBA All-Star Goran Dragic (Miami Heat; Slovenia), along with Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers; Lithuania), Timofey Mozgov (Brooklyn Nets; Russia) and Sam Dekker (LA Clippers; U.S.), will coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Horford, Dragic, Sabonis, Mozgov and Dekker will be joined by NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), former NBA players Adonal Foyle (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Michael Cooper (U.S.), Acie Law (U.S.), Pops Mensah-Bonsu (England), Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia), Mamadou N’Diaye (Senegal), Cherokee Parks (U.S.), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Rod Strickland (U.S) and Ronny Turiaf (France), Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame members Jennifer Azzi (U.S.) and Ann Meyers-Drysdale (U.S.), former WNBA players Lindsey Harding (U.S.), Ebony Hoffman (U.S.), Ruth Riley (U.S.) and Michele Van Gorp (U.S.), as well as select players participating in NBA All-Star 2018. For the first time in BWB history, the camp will feature nine current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Mexico City, Mexico; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; and Thies, Senegal. Current NBA assistant coaches John Bryant (Philadelphia 76ers), Ed Pinckney (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jonah Herscu (Los Angeles Lakers) and Will Scott (Los Angeles Lakers), former NBA head coach and 1992 “Dream Team” assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo, former NBA Champion head coach Paul Westhead, and USA Basketball coach Don Showalter will also serve as BWB Global coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (Houston Rockets; Colombia), Marin Sedlacek (76ers; Serbia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors; Nigeria) will be the camp directors.  Former NBA trainer Wally Blase (U.S.) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer.   Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Global Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the three-day camp. The camp will be officiated by representatives from the NBA’s Referee Development Program, which provides rising professionals and former players with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a referee in the NBA, WNBA or NBA G League. The campers will attend Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars, State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and the 67th NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 3,000 participants from 133 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.  A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season, including Dragan Bender (Phoenix Suns; Croatia; BWB Global 2015), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks; South Sudan; BWB Americas 2015/BWB Global 2016), Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls; Finland; BWB Europe 2014/BWB Global 2015), Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB Global 2015) and Frank Ntilikina (New York Knicks; France; BWB Europe 2015/BWB Global 2016). The first-ever Basketball Without Borders camp took place in Europe in July 2001. Vlade Divac (Serbia) and Toni Kukoc (Croatia), together with former teammates from the Yugoslav national team, reunited to work with 50 children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro at La Ghirada in Treviso, Italy. The NBA and FIBA have staged 52 BWB camps in 32 cities across 27 countries on six continents.  More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. Follow the camp using the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Find out more about NBA Academies at and on Instagram (nbaacademy). The following is a complete list of players participating in the fourth annual BWB Global Camp (rosters are subject to change): GIRLS BOYS.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

CSU bars prayer vigil for Roda

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Students of Cagayan State University (CSU) Andrews campus were barred by the university’s administration from conducting a prayer vigil-candle lighting ceremony in memoriam for Rodolfo Urmanita or Roda, the third year Education student who committed suicide last January 16......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

18 hurt as burning van slams into Shanghai pedestrians

SHANGHAI, China – A van packed with pressurised gas tanks and bottles full of gasoline caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians in front of a Starbucks in Shanghai on Friday, February 2, leaving at least 18 people injured, authorities and witnesses said. The incident occurred at People's Park in the heart ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Driver inatake sa puso, namatay; 5 tao nahagip!

LIMANG pedestrians ang nagtamo ng kapansanan nang mahagip ng isang rumaragasang kotse matapos atakihin sa puso at mamatay ang driver nito kahapon ng umaga sa Malabon City. Si Jervis Silverio, 30, school teacher at residente ng 51 Aurora Drive, Vergonville Pulang Lupa II Las Piñas City, ay isinugod ng mga….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China (UPDATED) – A van caught fire and plowed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, February 2, injuring at least 18 people, 3 of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said. The incident occurred at People's Park in the heart of the city ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Saving on fuel cost

DAILY commute nowadays is a struggle for all motorists and pedestrians alike. It has become a norm that they adjust their travel time allowance just to make sure they arrive at their workplace or meet their appointment time. Added to this, under the recently approved tax reform law Republic Act….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Alabama locals mourn loss of beloved fast food resto; hold candlelight vigil

The locals' love for this fast-food chain was so deep, they went all the way to commemorate one of its fallen outlets with a solemn candle vigil. On Sunday night, the locals of Montgomery, Alabama held a memorial service for their beloved Taco Bell outlet, which burned down on Jan. 17. The fire had started in a room that held "electrical distribution equipment," NBC-TV station WSFA 12reported. It all started when Katie James was informed by her friend, Russel Dowis, who used to eat at the fast food chain frequently, that the place had been destroyed by fire. As a joke, she created a Facebook event page, containing details about holding a vigil. The page received numerous respon...Keep on reading: Alabama locals mourn loss of beloved fast food resto; hold candlelight vigil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

UP issues new policies on road-sharing scheme to prevent bike accidents

To prevent accidents on the Academic Oval, officials of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, have decided to divide into two the exclusive lane for runners and bikers. A one-way traffic flow will also be enforced for bikers while the 15-kilometer per hour speed limit will be strictly implemented, according to Nestor Castro, UP vice chancellor for community affairs. Castro said that campus officials decided to paint a white demarcation line on the innermost lane of the Academic Oval to separate runners or joggers from cyclists. "[It was done] to prevent accidents where pedestrians get hit by speeding bikes," he told the Inquirer recently. With its tow...Keep on reading: UP issues new policies on road-sharing scheme to prevent bike accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Roque: Duterte ready for dialogue with Church

The Church had supported rallies like this candle lighting rites in Dagupan City against summary killings. WILLIE LOMIBAO CEBU CITY -- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday echoed the will.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Ball brothers scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania — LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania --- LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7. The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their team lost 95-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys. LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the field in just over 9 minutes. His 16-year-old brother, LaMelo, played 5:16, going 0 for 4. The brothers signed with the Lithuanian team last month after LiAngelo withdrew from UCLA. He was suspended indefinitely following his arrest for shoplifting during a recent tour of China. That sparked a Twitter spat between father LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump. L...Keep on reading: LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Travel an extra grind for Division I’s smallest schools

POCATELLO, Idaho --- As the bus rolls past mileage signs for places like Malad City, Arimo and Woodruff, the long frames of Northern Arizona's basketball players splay across the seats. Heads rest on makeshift pillows of jackets and backpacks, legs stretch across aisles, feet rise above headrests. Outside, flurries dance in the headlights as roadside reflectors flash like car turn signals. Yellow weed stalks, evidence of a recent thaw, peek through the white blanket along the highway. Pockets of dense fog envelop the bus, visibility measured in yards for perilous moments before thankfully clearing. The players are oblivious to the cold world outside. Their only concern is finding co...Keep on reading: Travel an extra grind for Division I’s smallest schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018


A devotee lights a candle while others bring small replicas of the Black Nazarene during the annual procession in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Jan. 9,2018. This annual procession that coincides with that in Quiapo, Manila. The Black Nazarene replica in Cagayan de Oro was given by the Quiapo Church in 2009. MindaNews photo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Editorial: Stand still traffic in Baguio City

With the growing demand among Filipinos to own a car, vehicles on the streets and public thoroughfares are invading without respect for the pedestrians’ rightful space or road right of way. Nowadays, as the vehicle population grows almost uncontrollable, our managers and supervisors in the seat of government (aside from looking at the funds that vehicle sales and traffic fines generate) must also remember something has to be done to balance the use (everyday), safety and respect of legit or proper space for both pedestrians and vehicles......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

LaVar says all Ball brothers will be on Lakers by 2020

LaVar Ball once again spewed another prophecy concerning his sons and the Los Angeles Lakers franchise. The patriarch of the Ball family proclaimed that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo will join eldest Lonzo in Hollywood by 2020. Sports Illustrated posted a video of Ball talking to the media in Lithuania where LiAngelo and LaMelo joined their new team Vytautas Prienai. "All my boys are good," said Ball. "Two of them together---awesome, three of them together---unbeatable." Ball once said that the Lakers would draft Lonzo in the 2017 Draft, and he now predicts that LiAngelo will be with the team in 2018 and LaMelo will join his two brothers by 2020....Keep on reading: LaVar says all Ball brothers will be on Lakers by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018