Keep your valuables safe with Chubbsafes

Monetary loss is hard to deal with, but it is harder if one’s valuable possession is irreplaceable or has special meaning. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Reminder from Archbishop Soc: No clapping during Mass

In the spirit of the Lenten season, the public should abstain from inappropriate clapping during and after Masses, a practice that could rob the faithful of the “true meaning of Christian liturgy and worship.” In a statement, Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said that clapping shouldn’t be used to keep parishioners alert during Mass nor […] The post Reminder from Archbishop Soc: No clapping during Mass appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Politically yours: Not your usual love story

Both smile easily, laugh heartily. Rey is fond of thinking up his own jokes. Cora is the more serious type but her candid remarks would send Rey into laughter without her meaning to. Definitely a happy couple loving what they do. Cora’s late Inay once told her, how come you choose to be poor yet… The post Politically yours: Not your usual love story appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News


The initial announcement on the travel embargo, which included strict quarantine rules for visitors to the country who had been to China, released on Feb. 2 covered mainland China and its special administrative regions meaning Hong Kong and Macau......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

FIBA: Kuya Ping gearing up for busy Gilas comeback

Marc Pingris could be in for a very busy Gilas Pilipinas comeback. The Philippines' original 24-man lineup to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers is already down two big men in Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar. Their spots are yet to be officially filled with new players meaning the gaping hole in the middle left by Standhardinger and Aguilar should provide big opportunities to other guys already in the pool. Other guys like Ping, who is making a return to Gilas Pilipinas, his first stint with the national team since 2016. "Mapapa-laban nga talaga tayo ngayon eh," Pingris said. "Makikipag-sabayan tayo sa kanila ngayon. Syempre ibibigay ko best ko," he added. Pingris' inclusion to the 24-man pool came as a surprise considering he's been out of the national team for years and he just recently came back to the PBA following a long recovery from knee injury. Regardless, he's ready to take on the challenge of once again helping lead Gilas Pilipinas. "Ang tagal ko rin nawala and di naka-laro. It's a big challenge talaga. But I'm sure naman na paghahandaan ko," he said. "Ako pinaka-kuya nila, ang dating talaga is ako magga-guide," Pingris added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 10th, 2020Related News


There is no purely airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus, we are told meaning we can’t get it simply by close proximity to an infected person, unless he or she coughs or sneezes and the droplets enter our system......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2020Related News

A step ahead? Nike s Vaporfly shoe changing marathon game

By PAT GRAHAM and ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years ago, with technology credited for helping runners shave minutes off their times. To some, the advances are an exciting revolution. Others have called it “technology doping” that risks reducing marathons to a shoe competition. “Running is so simple. That's why people love it so much. Now we have a shoe that is blurring that," said Geoff Burns, a runner and Ph.D candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology. The controversy prompted World Athletics, the sport’s governing body, to issue its most stringent shoe regulations in decades ahead of the Tokyo Games. But the Vaporfly escaped a ban, and the debate continues. Now, Nike has a new racing shoe that also squeaks by the new rules: The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei was also in a version of the shoe when she set the world record for women in Chicago last year. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wore a version of Vaporfly when he won the New York Marathon in November. All three of the men’s marathon medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics laced up a version of the shoe as well. Vaporfly shoes have become a common sight at marathons all over, easily spotted with their neon green or pink hue. Many marathoners are gladly paying the $250 price tag on Nike’s website — and sometimes more — even as they wonder how much credit they can personally take for improved results. Bryan Lam, an amateur marathoner in Washington, D.C. said he spent $400 for a pair of StockX ahead of the London Marathon last spring because the version he wanted was sold out elsewhere. He ran the marathon in 2:59.30, seven minutes faster than his previous personal best, a result he called “insane.” It helped him achieve his lifelong goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon this year. “I’d like to think that it was because of all of my training for the London Marathon but I do think the shoes had something to do with my performance,” Lam said. “It’s definitely not a level playing field when those who can afford the shoes have that type of advantage." What differentiates the Vaporfly is a foam midsole that is lighter and less dense than others, allowing for extra cushioning without adding weight. The shoe also has a carbon-fiber plate that acts like a lever to reduce the work at the ankle. Independent and company-sponsored studies have found that the shoe gives runners a 4% edge in energy efficiency. The Air Zoom Alphafly Next% steps it up a notch with two “air pods" in the sole for extra cushioning. Both the Vaporfly and the Alphafly meet a World Athletic rule that limits the sole thickness to no more than 40 millimeters. The Alphafly will be available for sale to Nike members starting Feb. 29, meaning it meets a new rule that shoes must be available on the open market by April 30 to be allowed at the Tokyo Games. Kyle Barnes, an exercise science assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, conducted a study around two years ago that compared the Vaporfly shoes to Nike’s Zoom Matumbo 3 (a track spike) and Adidas Adizero Adios 3. His findings showed about 4.2% more efficiency by wearing the Vaporfly model. Bottom line: Barnes estimated that slipping into the Vaporfly could potentially trim several minutes off a professional’s time and in the vicinity of 10 minutes for, say, a 4-hour marathoner. “It is a form of technology doping,” said Barnes, who co-authored the study with exercise physiology professor Andrew Kilding from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. “You're at a disadvantage not being in those shoes. ... Everything is happening so quick right now in the shoe industry.” World Athletics sought a middle ground in its recent decision, making clear that wearing the Vaporfly will not constitute cheating. But in tightening its rules, the Monaco-based organization signaled a new era of vigilance. The governing body said an expert working group will be created to assess new shoes entering the market and placed a moratorium on certain criteria for shoes. It also banned any shoe with a sole thickness of more than 40-millimeters, or that contains more than one plate. The Vaporfly controversy has drawn comparisons to the advantages that swimmers received wearing the Speedo LZR Racer, a full-body compression suit that trapped air for buoyancy and improved performance, leading to a slew of world records. Swimming's world governing body later banned all body-length swimwear. But the minimal technology involved in running has evolved only gradually, said Burns. The last major changes, he said, came in the 1960s and '70s, when shoe manufacturers developed EVA-based foam midsoles and all-weather tracks began replacing cinder tracks. N ike also is working on a fast shoe for the 100 meters. It's called the Nike Air Zoom Viperfly and as of now will not be at the Olympics because its design does not meet the new World Athletics regulations. Nike is looking at ways to adjust the shoe so that it will comply with regulations, according to a person familiar with the discussion. The person spoke on condition of anonymity of the ongoing process since it's not public. Other companies are also pushing the boundaries of shoe technology. Saucony has a carbon-plated shoe called the Endorphin Pro, which m arathoner Jared Ward wrote in a blog felt like the shoes were “pushing me forward into more of a half-marathon cadence.” Translation: It’s fast. Joyciline Jepkosgei won the women’s marathon in New York wearing an Adidas Adizero Pro prototype, which the company said in a statement conforms with the new rules. Adidas did not release details about the shoe's technical design. Hoka One One recently came out with the Carbon X, which was described as a cushioned, carbon-plated “speed machine” for a "propulsive, responsive ride.” “We’re all fans of the sport,” said Colin Ingram, director of product for Hoka One One. “We’re all for (technology advances) as long as we're able to do it within our own DNA when we decide to jump into the foray.” For the moment, though, Nike appears to hold a sizable lead over any rival. "I suspect they're three years behind, minimum, and so it'll take a long time before race results have any real integrity in a competitive sense," sports scientist Ross Tucker wrote in an email. “It turned athletes from 2:06 to 2:04. It decided results. It changed the relationship between physiological input and performance outputs.” Burns said a new era of advanced shoe technology could potentially disrupt the prevailing sponsorship model in running, in which shoe companies generally serve as the main sponsors of athletes. Burns said more athletes may look beyond shoe companies if a contract forces them to wear a shoe that puts them at a competitive disadvantage. "If you have guys bringing knives to a gunfight, it's not a good look for the knife sponsors," Burns said. American distance runner Roberta Groner doesn't have a shoe deal and trains in a variety of brands, including a version of the Vaporfly. She could be wearing that model at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta later this month. "I don't get into the science," Groner said. “I just go with how I feel.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2020Related News

Made in China

There was a time when car manufacturers and distributors in the Philippines would sell “stripped down models,” meaning vehicles that had the bare minimum of inputs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2020Related News

Redefine & ldquo;A-wesome& rdquo; self-expression with Samsung Galaxy A71

Last 2019, SAMSUNG helped usher the Era of Live, which encourages Gen Z’s love of producing content and sharing their most authentic selves online with the A-series smartphones. The Korean tech brand is once again redefining the meaning of self-expression with the launch of the new A-series that will help users discover their A-wesome......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechFeb 4th, 2020Related News

A sure sign

A well-meaning reader reached out to me to suggest that I consider reading a book based on the theme or the idea of living a life that is not “dependent” on God......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2020Related News

Coronavirus in Wuhan: Residents shout stay strong from windows

In Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, residents have been shouting "Wuhan jiyou" meaning, "Wuhan, stay strong" out of their windows,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2020Related News

Coronavirus in Wuhan: Residents shout stay strong from windows

In Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, residents have been shouting "Wuhan jiāyou" meaning, "Wuhan, stay strong" out of their wi.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2020Related News

Smartmatic& rsquo;s background

President Duterte announced last week that since Senator Ronald dela Rosa's United States visa was canceled, meaning he would not be allowed to enter American soil ever again, he (Duterte) would also cancel the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement with the US......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2020Related News

…Only consequences

  “In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.” – Robert Green Ingersoll The Taal Volcano eruption and its dire impacts  make us more aware of the meaning and significance of the timeless wisdom behind orator-lecturer Robert Green Ingersoll’s timeless words who lived in the 18th century. The enormous suffering, displacement and […] The post …Only consequences appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2020Related News

The servant leader

People have been debating on the meaning of leadership since the beginning of civilization......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2020Related News

NNC Reminds Public of No Milk Donation Policy During Emergencies

The NNC advises the public particularly organizations that solicit or intend to donate milk for victims of disasters and emergencies of the NO MILK DONATION POLICY. It has come to the attention of the NNC that members from civil society including media even with well-meaning intentions continue to call for donations for powdered milk. Donations […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Volcanic fake news and hacks

After the flurry of volcanic ash from Taal Volcano, what followed next was a flurry of advise from well meaning people whose good intentions ended up as “volcanic fake news” and stranger than strange hacks. Some found it amusing, but those in the know or whose business it was, found some of the comments about ashfall utterly ridiculous......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

5 lessons from & lsquo;Starla& rsquo; to take into the New Year with you

With her kids in mind, Judy Ann Santos made her TV comeback via ABS-CBN’s Starla, a very timely series that centers around family and the real meaning of the holiday season—beyond the traditional gift-giving and festivities......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesJan 4th, 2020Related News

BoC continues to disappoint

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported last December that it would in all likelihood once again fail to reach its annual collection target, meaning that 2019 would be the ninth year out of the past 10 that the key revenue agency has fallen short of its goal. This is not only embarrassing for the country, […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News

I Hope You Find

“I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for – maybe even worth dying for something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can’t tell you what it might be ~ that’s for you to find, to choose, to love. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2019Related News