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Trainee cop dies during training

BACOLOD City – A trainee police officer died morning of Oct 10, 2018, after he reportedly collapsed during a training exercise at the Police Public Safety Company (PPSC) Regional Training Center-6 here. Supt. John Bulalacao, Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 director, identified the rookie cop as Police Officer 1 Frenz Galen Samillano Frades, 22 years old, […] The post Trainee cop dies during training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianOct 11th, 2018

Caraga cop dies in training

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A police trainee died while undergoing training in Surigao City last week......»»

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How To Meditate – A Quick Guide to Meditation Benefits & How-To

Just as fitness improves the body, meditation trains the mind; however, numerous methods for mind exercise including the principle of meditation and its mastery exist in the public domain. The Buddhist custom likens the term "meditation" to the US sports. Relatively, rather than an individual exercise, meditation is a group thing. In an interview granted the New York Times, by the Lab Director of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. confirmed that various meditation exercises possess unique mental dexterity. To meditation trainee, having to sit for hours just for a mind-training exercise is rather daunting. Generally, emphasis on the breathing is considered t...Keep on reading: How To Meditate – A Quick Guide to Meditation Benefits & How-To.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Team Lakay stalwart dies a hero

BAGUIO, Philippines – Team Lakay, Asia's most successful mixed martial arts training ground, currently has 5 champions in ONE Championship and Brave. But it has also produced one bona fide hero who unfortunately was buried Friday, December 21. Igor Sebio Donga-el, 29, an upcoming Team Lakay fighter, drowned in La Union last ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Recruit passes out at Army reception rites, dies

A 21-year-old candidate soldier died of heat stroke at the Ilagan Doctors General Hospital in Isabela on Friday within days of the start of his training......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

New army recruit dies while training in Isabela - The Manila Times

New army recruit dies while training in Isabela - The Manila Times.....»»

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New army recruit dies while training in Isabela

New army recruit dies while training in Isabela.....»»

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Ivory Coast footballer Cheick Tiote dies during training

Ivory Coast footballer Cheick Tiote dies during training.....»»

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PMA cadet dies a month after start of training

PMA cadet dies a month after start of training.....»»

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PMA cadet dies from peptic ulcer a month after starting training

PMA cadet dies from peptic ulcer a month after starting training.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2017

Filipino crewman dies during training in cruise ship

A 42-year-old Filipino crewman of the world’s largest cruise liner, Harmony of Seas, was killed during a training exercise, the Guardian reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

By John Leicester, Associated Press BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics. Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas can't slice a Sith lord in half. But they look and, with the more expensive sabers equipped with a chip in their hilt that emits a throaty electric rumble, even sound remarkably like the silver screen blades that Yoda and other characters wield in the blockbuster movies . Plenty realistic, at least, for duelists to work up an impressive sweat slashing, feinting and stabbing in organized, 3-minute bouts. The physicality of lightsaber combat is part of why the French Fencing Federation threw its support behind the sport and is now equipping fencing clubs with lightsabers and training would-be lightsaber instructors. Like virtuous Jedi knights, the French federation sees itself as combatting a Dark Side: The sedentary habits of 21st-century life that are sickening ever-growing numbers of adults and kids . "With young people today, it's a real public health issue. They don't do any sport and only exercise with their thumbs," says Serge Aubailly, the federation secretary general. "It's becoming difficult to (persuade them to) do a sport that has no connection with getting out of the sofa and playing with one's thumbs. That is why we are trying to create a bond between our discipline and modern technologies, so participating in a sport feels natural." In the past, the likes of Zorro, Robin Hood and The Three Musketeers helped lure new practitioners to fencing. Now, joining and even supplanting them are Luke Skywalker , Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. "Cape and sword movies have always had a big impact on our federation and its growth," Aubailly says. "Lightsaber films have the same impact . Young people want to give it a try." And the young at heart. Police officer Philippe Bondi, 49, practiced fencing for 20 years before switching to lightsaber. When a club started offering classes in Metz, the town in eastern France where he is stationed for the gendarmerie, Bondi says he was immediately drawn by the prospect of living out the love he's had for the "Star Wars" universe since he saw the first film at age 7, on its release in 1977 . He fights in the same wire-mesh face mask he used for fencing. He spent about 350 euros ($400) on his protective body armor (sturdy gloves, chest, shoulder and shin pads) and on his federation-approved lightsaber, opting for luminous green "because it's the Jedi colors, and Yoda is my master." "I had to be on the good side, given that my job is upholding the law," he said. Bondi awoke well before dawn to make the four-hour drive from Metz to a national lightsaber tournament outside Paris this month that drew 34 competitors. It showcased how far the sport has come in a couple of years but also that it's still light years from becoming mainstream. The crowd was small and a technical glitch prevented the duelers' photos, combat names and scores from being displayed on a big screen, making bouts tough to follow. But the illuminated swooshes of colored blades looked spectacular in the darkened hall. Fan cosplay as "Star Wars" characters added levity, authenticity and a tickle of bizarre to the proceedings, especially the incongruous sight of Darth Vader buying a ham sandwich and a bag of potato chips at the cafeteria during a break. In building their sport from the ground up, French organizers produced competition rules intended to make lightsaber dueling both competitive and easy on the eyes. "We wanted it to be safe, we wanted it to be umpired and, most of all, we wanted it to produce something visual that looks like the movies, because that is what people expect," said Michel Ortiz, the tournament organizer. Combatants fight inside a circle marked in tape on the floor. Strikes to the head or body are worth 5 points; to the arms or legs, 3 points; on hands, 1 point. The first to 15 points wins or, if they don't get there quickly, the high scorer after 3 minutes. If both fighters reach 10 points, the bout enters "sudden death," where the first to land a head- or body-blow wins, a rule to encourage enterprising fighters. Blows only count if the fighters first point the tip of their saber behind them. That rule prevents the viper-like, tip-first quick forward strikes seen in fencing. Instead, the rule encourages swishier blows that are easier for audiences to see and enjoy, and which are more evocative of the duels in "Star Wars." Of those, the battle between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace" that ends badly for the Sith despite his double-bladed lightsaber is particularly appreciated by aficionados for its swordplay. Still nascent, counting its paid-up practitioners in France in the hundreds, not thousands, lightsaber dueling has no hope of a place in the Paris Olympics in 2024. But to hear the thwack of blades and see them cut shapes through the air is to want to give the sport a try. Or, as Yoda would say: "Try not. Do! Or do not. There is no try.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this season

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. "In my mind it's time," he said. Bochy, who turns 64 on April 16, had offseason hip replacement surgery that has him moving more swiftly and he insists "the health's great" and didn't factor into the choice. He begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. "I've managed with my gut. I came up here in 2007 on my gut. So it's a gut feeling it's time," Bochy said. "It's been an unbelievable ride. There's so much in there to be grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans, my ride here. It's time. I'll stay in baseball and do something. ... I'm not going too far, trust me. I love this game. It's been in my blood, so sure I'll be doing something in another capacity and I look forward to it." Bochy came to San Francisco from the San Diego Padres before the 2007 season, in time to watch Barry Bonds break Hank Aaron's career home run record that August. He managed Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012 and a pair of no-hitters by Tim Lincecum against the Padres in July 2013 and June '14. "This will give me time to go back and reflect and even watch some games and think about some of these great achievements and milestones these players have reached," Bochy said. "I've always had a deep appreciation for the gifts and talents of these players. I consider myself fortunate to have managed players like a Bonds and Lincecum." Every other manager with three or more titles has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I haven't even thought about that," Bochy said. Giants CEO Larry Baer already envisions a place in Cooperstown for Bochy, "Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy," Baer said in a statement. "His honesty, integrity, passion and brilliance led to the most successful period of Giants baseball in the history of our franchise. He will always be a Giant and we look forward to honoring him and all of his achievements throughout his final season in San Francisco and inevitably in Cooperstown." Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford considers himself fortunate to have played for the same manager his entire career. "That's definitely special. I don't think many guys have one manager throughout their entire career," Crawford said. "Obviously we have this year to take care of first. Hopefully we make it a memorable one for him. A part of what's made him such a good manager over the years is just being able to work with the players he has, whether that's the bullpen or the bench, he always seemed to plug the right pieces at the right times." Bochy has faced daily questions about his future, and he wanted to address his plans now and avoid distractions later in the season when he hopes to have a contender again following two years out of the playoffs. He intends to stay in baseball. "It's something I put a lot of thought in it," Bochy said. "There's a lot of things that I look forward to doing, but right now my head's at this moment, hey, I'm going to focus on getting this team ready. I look forward to one more shot, trust me, and us having a big year. I'm all in." He spent his first 12 seasons as a manager with the Padres from 1995-2006, guiding San Diego to the NL pennant in 1998. Bochy came to the decision over the winter, but had all but realized this would be his last year at the end of the 2018 season. He discussed it with family and the front office. Executive Brian Sabean was hardly surprised by his dear friend's decision, saying "that's a pretty elite and, as we all know, fast treadmill to now do this for 25 years." "Two different organizations, four trips to the World Series, you win three, that's pretty elite company," Sabean said. Once he's through, Bochy will stick to his simple life of fishing excursions and family. "I'm not going anywhere. I don't have any cruises planned, trust me, I don't plan on going up Mount Everest. Baseball, that's my life. I'll be around," Bochy said. "I don't have a bucket list. There's no hidden agenda in all this, trust me.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

PWD inclusion begins with job equality, opening better job opportunities

YOUNG entrepreneur Ryan Gersava provides digital skills training to individuals marginalized by their disability or health condition to accomplish great, and even mundane, things in life. He knows what he speaks of—Ryan once aspired to become a medical doctor but was hindered by social convention and professional restrictions. “Growing up with high dreams of becoming […] The post PWD inclusion begins with job equality, opening better job opportunities appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News13 hr. 39 min. ago

UPDATE: Majority of Filipinos agree with revival of ROTC in ‘senior high, in college or in both’–Pulse Asia

MAJORITY of Filipinos favor return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) in schools, a Pulse Asia survey said, the results of which Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian released on Monday….READ The post UPDATE: Majority of Filipinos agree with revival of ROTC in ‘senior high, in college or in both’–Pulse Asia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News14 hr. 13 min. ago

Jolina dela Cruz has impressive UAAP debut in starting role for La Salle

MANILA, Philippines---It's not often that a rookie gets to be part of De La Salle's stacked starting lineup Jolina dela Cruz did on Sunday as she cracked the first six, filling the spot vacated by the ever-reliable opposite hitter Kim Kianna Dy. And in her debut for the defending champions, dela Cruz proved why she deserved to be a starter as she racked up 11 points to help La Salle top its fiercest rival Ateneo to kick off its title defense in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. "It's a privilege to be part of the first six. At first, I wasn't expecting to be in it knowing how hard La Salle trains. Training is super hard," dela Cruz said in Filipino. The fo...Keep on reading: Jolina dela Cruz has impressive UAAP debut in starting role for La Salle.....»»

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BWI 2019 Summit hosts discussions to promote the 3Zero Philippines goal

BWI 2019 Summit hosts discussions to promote the 3Zero Philippines goal INQUIRER.net Young entrepreneur Ryan Gersava provides digital skills training to individuals marginalized by their disability o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

Nonie Buencamino: I’m no longer afraid of death

Veteran actor Nonie Buencamino is a staple figure on television, onstage and in the movies with more than three decades of experience under his belt. His recent portrayals in films such as "BuyBust," "Ang Larawan," "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," and in teleseryes like "Asintado" and "Ang Probinsyano" are just the tip of the iceberg for this triple threat's extensive acting rsum. The effectiveness of his characterizations is underscored by his theater training and innate passion for the craft. The reaction he elicits from people who see him as the villainous characters he plays often blurs the line between serious and humorous. He recalled in jest, "'Pag nakita ako, sasabihan ako, 'H...Keep on reading: Nonie Buencamino: I’m no longer afraid of death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

[Two Pronged] From boyfriend to just a friend?

Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall’ who played Hitler, dies at 77

BERLIN --- Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the German-language theater world, shifted into movies in the 1970s, appearing in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and Wenders' "The American Friend" among others. In one of his more recent appearances, he starred as Sigmund Freund in "The Tobacconist," released last year. Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller said Ganz was "one of the greats" of the screen and stage. He said that "the death of Bruno Ganz...Keep on reading: Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall’ who played Hitler, dies at 77.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Foton downs UVC in Grand Prix opener

Foton flirted with disaster before eking out a 26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21 victory over United VC in the opening salvo of the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. American import Courtney Felinski provided the firepower, towing the two-time champion Tornadoes to a sizzling start. Felinski was on fire as she delivered 19 attacks for a total of 23 points while former Turkish national team member Selime Ilyasoglu chipped in 19 markers and 14 digs for Foton, which is looking to bring back its old glory. Tornadoes coach Aaron Velez said he was surprised with how well they played, especially in the crucial stretch where they were managed to stop Filipino-American spiker Kalei Mau and import Yasmeen Bedart-Ghani from doing damage. “I’m very happy on how the girls played. Also, the imports were able to step up, especially down the stretch,” said the youthful Velez, who is entering his second season with the Tornadoes. Already ahead, 2-0, Foton looked disoriented in the third set, allowing United VC to pull away, 11-4, all the way to extend the match. The Tornadoes were again behind, 4-10, in the fourth set but they countered with a 6-0 spurt, capped off a Ilyasoglu attack, to tie the contest, 10-10. UVC refused to give up and pushed Foton to its limits, 18-18, but Ilyasoglu and Felinski were on fire down the stretch to hand the Tornadoes their first win of the season. “I’m surprised because in training we don’t normally talk, we just train hard, and today the imports were able to jell properly with the team,” said Velez. Bedart-Ghani delivered 23 points and 14 digs while Mau registered 17 markers for UVC, which also committed 30 unforced errors.        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019