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Wilcon Depot Ramps Up Expansion with P4.6-B Investment

Home improvement and construction supply retailer Wilcon Depot Inc. is investing PHP4.6 billion over the next three years to ramp up the expansion of its network across the country in support of its continued growth amid a robust economy and government’s infrastructure push. Wilcon Depot Chairman Emeritus William Belo said the company is adding six […].....»»

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‘Until death do us part’

"Love seeks to be definitive; it cannot be an arrangement 'until further notice'" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1646).I note here that the Catholic and the Anglican matrimonial promises are the same, and the following are the five characteristics of the Sacrament of Matrimony:   AFREELY ENTERED COVENANT -- "shotgun" andnapilitanmarriages are inadmissible.   A LIFELONG COMMITMENT -- you promised: "Until death do us part."   HETEROSEXUAL -- "Male and female He created them."   MONOGAMOUS -- with only one partner.   FORGIVING AND PATIENT LOVE. Lots of them. Planeloads of them.   Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Merkle...Keep on reading: ‘Until death do us part’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

‘Tambay’ crackdown reaches Cavite, 164 nabbed

SAN PEDRO CITY - The Cavite police arrested 164 people for various violations as law enforcers carried out President Duterte's directive involving street 'tambay' (stand by) in the provinces. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, 20 persons were picked up by the police for violation of the curfew imposed by the local government; 76 for drinking alcohol in public; 39 for loitering; three for illegal gambling; and 26 for going out "half naked," a report from the provincial police office said. Most of those arrested were men. The "tambay round up" was in accordance with the president's most recent crime deterrent measure, Cavite police director Senior Supt. William Segun said in a phone interview....Keep on reading: ‘Tambay’ crackdown reaches Cavite, 164 nabbed.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

Almost perfect attendance in Gilas practice before flying to Taiwan

Both Gilas Pilipinas and the Gilas cadets were out in numbers as they trained for the last time in Manila before going to Taiwan for the next round of qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Only the injured Mac Belo was not inside the Meralco Gym in Ortigas on Monday for the Gilas Pilipinas practice in preparation for the third window of the Asian Qualifiers from late June to early July. Naturalized player Andray Blatche was in action and was joined by skipper Gabe Norwood, Asia’s best point guard Jayson Castro, and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Also there were Calvin Abueva, Baser Amer, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jiovani Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, and Matthew Wright. The Philippine national team is scheduled to depart for Chinese Taipei a week from now and they will take on the home team on June 29. They will then head home to gear up for a matchup with powerhouse Australia on July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. Alongside the Gilas elite, Gilas cadets J-Jay Alejandro, Kobe Paras, Troy Rike, Prince Rivero, Ricci Rivero, and Abu Tratter were also present in practice. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports22 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

Joint investment in entrepreneurship urged

William Ng Promoting entrepreneurship will advance the goal of sustainability but it has to be a collective effort. At the recent International CSR Summit 2018, Dato' William Ng, president of.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

Prince Harry told Meghan’s dad to ‘give Trump a chance’ – interview

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (right) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, AFP PHOTO LONDON: Meghan Markle’s father Thomas on Monday said that new son-in-law Prince Harry had urged him to give President US Donald Trump “a chance” in comments likely to cause discomfort for the royal family. Thomas Markle told ITV’s Good Morning… link: Prince Harry told Meghan’s dad to ‘give Trump a chance’ – interview.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Watch out, the first ever gay royal wedding is about to happen

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding isn't going to be the only royal ceremony people are going to be talking about this year. According to W Magazine, Queen Elizabeth II's cousin Lord Ivar Mounbatten will be marrying his long time partner James Coyle. This is going to be the first same-sex marriage in the extended royal family. In an interview with Daily Mail, Lord Ivar explained why they were getting married. "I really wanted to do it for James. He hasn't been married. For me, what's interesting is I don't need to get married because I've been there, done that and have my wonderful children; but I'm pushing it because I think it's important for him. James hasn't had the sta...Keep on reading: Watch out, the first ever gay royal wedding is about to happen.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Meghan Markle’s Oscar De La Renta dress is our peg for the wedding season

Meghan Markle is proving to be a fashion icon once again and we're here for it. Over the weekend, she and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Princess Diana's niece Celia McCorquodale. She is the eldest daughter of Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale. A post shared by Oscar de la Renta (@oscardelarenta) on Jun 17, 2018 at 10:35am PDT She looked stunning in a blue and white Oscar De La Renta dress. It has long sleeves, a wrap silhouette, a ruffled high low hemline, and cinched waist. If you're a fan of this piece, you can cop it for $4,350 online. She then finished off the look with a white fascinator, clutch, and heels. After copping this dress, you might w...Keep on reading: Meghan Markle’s Oscar De La Renta dress is our peg for the wedding season.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Papua New Guinea under state of emergency after mob burns plane, gov’s house

Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor's house. Police said crowds were angered by a court decision to dismiss a petition against provincial governor William Powi's 2017 election, amid concerns of corruption. They burned down Powi's home and the local courthouse in the town of Mendi late last week and destroyed an aircraft belonging to the national carrier at the airport. No one was hurt, and Air Niugini said the crew of the Dash 8 airliner were safe and had returned to the capital Port Moresby. The airline said it was conducting "a full revie...Keep on reading: Papua New Guinea under state of emergency after mob burns plane, gov’s house.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Cambodian prince injured, wife killed in head-on road crash

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (UPDATED) – A Cambodian prince and former prime minister was injured and his wife killed in a head-on collision on a highway in the country's southwest on Sunday, June 17 officials said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh and his wife Ouk Phalla were rushed to hospital after a taxi ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2018Related News

Cambodian prince hurt, wife killed in car crash

Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a car crash on Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said. Source link link: Cambodian prince hurt, wife killed in car crash.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 17th, 2018Related News

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

PARIS, France --- An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by Saint-Exupery. The watercolor, done around 1942, shows the likeness of the beloved character the author created for the 1943 book "The Little Prince" sitting at a desk with a long scroll of writing tumbling down the globe --- representing an 11-page letter to a woman. Artcurial says it was likely that it was Saint-Exupery's last correspondence before his plane disappeared in 1...Keep on reading: Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 17th, 2018Related News

Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

  KALININGRAD, Russia --- Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team's 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup. Modric sent in a corner that was headed by two teammates and then deflected into the net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute. "We scored at the perfect moment. After that it was easier for us to play our game," Modric said. "After the first goal we started creating chances." Modric later converted a penalty in the 71st after William Ekong held onto Mario Mandzukic. It was the fifth penalty awarded in four World Cup matche...Keep on reading: Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 17th, 2018Related News

Pass ‘Mental Health’ bill now

WITH THE recent suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo has called […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2018Related News

As Saudis wilt on field, kingdom pursues soccer power grab

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Saudis have ambitions to seize control over parts of international soccer. Losing 5-0 by Russia in the World Cup opener shows they might have bigger problems at home. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had to endure the humiliation in the stadium on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia's mauling in Moscow coming at the hands of a side just below the Saudis in the FIFA rankings. Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi studiously sidestepped a question about whether his federation had been distracted lately. But it has. Just when the Saudis had a first World Cup appearance in 12 years to prepare for, the federation has been mounting a power grab of soccer far beyond the kingdom. What appears the creation of just another bureaucratic institution within the sport could actually have wider ramifications. On its face, the establishment of the South West Asian Football Federation by the Saudis, including the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, to help to develop the game appears a benevolent undertaking, especially when the existing regional governing body is so vast. "Football is about growth and if you don't grow economically, socially, technically, you will not be moving," Saudi federation president Adel Ezzat told The Associated Press. "It's not enough for us to be in the World Cup. "We have a vision that an Asian country will win the World Cup one day, but there must be a start for that. Football is underdeveloped in many areas in Asia." Is the Asian Football Confederation to blame? "Ambitions have to be higher than winning the Asian Cup," Ezzat said. Confederation president Sheikh Salman, a Bahraini, said he "had no objection to the creation of SWAFF as long as it remains as a football body outside of the AFC's zonal structure." Scratch deeper below the surface and the true objectives of the new body seem a little cloudy. It is unclear why SWAFF is required when there are already regional offshoots of the AFC, including the West Asian Football Federation, which is led by Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein who resisted an attempt by the Saudis to seize power of his organization before the new regional force emerged. "It will help Asia and it will help FIFA," Ezzat told The Associated Press. "We don't see anything wrong creating that connection between the south and the west. Football needs to grow." Ezzat maintained that SWAFF had followed the right legal steps to avoid breaching the rules of world football's governing body. Ezzat said FIFA governance committee head Mukul Mudgal had been dispatched by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the SWAFF meeting on May 31 in Jeddah. The Indian judge denied he was in attendance. SWAFF said the founding members also include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Maldives, Yemen, Oman and Kuwait. Oman Football Association General Secretary Said Othman Al Bulushi told the AP his nation was waiting to assess the statutes and legality of the body within FIFA before confirming its membership. The entire Gulf is not in SWAFF. Take a look at the map and three countries in particular are missing: Iran, Qatar and Yemen. "It's not about the geographic map," Saudi federation president Adel Ezzat said. "It's about zones." Could it also be about politics? For three years, a Saudi-led coalition has been trying to drive out Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels known as Houthis from Yemen to break the civil war in the Arab world's poorest nation and restore the exiled government. Across the Gulf, the Saudis are part of a quartet, including the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, which has spent the last year putting the squeeze on Qatar. Diplomatic ties with the energy-rich country have been severed amid allegations that Qatar supports extremist groups in the region, which Doha denies. The Qataris, though, have plowed ahead with preparations to host an event that will put them at the center of the world's attention: the next World Cup in 2022. Ezzat won't discuss Qatar, or the 2022 World Cup. Turki Al-Sheikh, head of Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority, has been less circumspect, demanding earlier this year that Qatar be stripped of the hosting rights if corruption around its bid was proven. For now, in Saudi sights is Qatar's flagship sports network, which owns exclusive Middle East and North African rights to the World Cup. The BeIN Sports coverage of the Russia World Cup opener was watched across Saudi Arabia — but on a pirate channel. The beoutQ signal is transmitted by a Riyadh-based satellite provider, whose largest shareholder is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Still, the BeIN coverage was seized on by Al-Sheikh to threaten legal action against the network for "wrongdoings against KSA, its sports and officials, and for exploiting sports to achieve political goals." In a tweet, Al-Sheikh added Friday that this "proves Saudi authorities' true stance when banning this network from airing on its soil." Soccer's world body, though, is finally intervening. FIFA said it is "exploring all options to stop the infringement of its rights, including in relation to action against legitimate organizations that are seen to support such illegal activities." What FIFA would not say is whether Infantino raised Qatar's concerns when he watched the opener in the Luzhniki Stadium alongside the Saudi crown prince. Infantino has been a keen visitor to Saudi Arabia over the last year, including meeting King Salman, as intrigue has swirled about the country's role in a consortium's plans to underwrite $25 billion to launch a vastly expanded Club World Cup and an international Nations League. "He knows for a fact the importance of Saudi Arabia in the region," Ezzat said. "That's why I believe he is paying a lot of attention to Saudi Arabia. ... That's a very important sign. (FIFA) know this country can play a very important role in the development of football." Infantino, though, said he believed the backing for the new competitions was "not part of a wider Saudi sports grab." The proposals have stalled because of opposition within the council to Infantino's secrecy over the financial backers. Growing football is part of a sweeping "Vision 2030" plan to wean Saudi Arabia off its near-total dependence on oil money. Prince Mohammed is trying to push Saudi Arabia to become a more cosmopolitan nation that appeals to international investors. Ezzat wants to create new soccer competitions under the auspices of SWAFF and invite countries to participate from beyond the region — particularly Europe. "The country is going through an important change," Ezzat said. "Football can be a catalyst for change. The FIFA president I'm sure knows this very well. ... My country can play an important role in football." Just not the Saudi national team at the moment......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2018Related News

WORLD CUP: Putin and Russia get their first win, rout Saudi Arabia

  MOSCOW--- Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the Saudi crown prince. It was the host nation's first World Cup win since 2002, and it raises the hope that Russia can get past the group stage for the first time since the Soviet era. Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russia ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin's cross when the Saudis failed to clear a corner in the 12th minute. Gazinsky charged...Keep on reading: WORLD CUP: Putin and Russia get their first win, rout Saudi Arabia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 15th, 2018Related News

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

LOS ANGELES, USA – The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2018Related News

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2018Related News

UAE leaders congratulate Philippine

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

UAE leaders congratulate Philippine

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Source link link: UAE leaders congratulate Philippine.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 12th, 2018Related News