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Sitel ‘blood donation hero’

The Department of Health (DoH) and the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) honored global BPO giant Sitel Philippines with the Apolinario Mabini Award as a “Blood Donation Hero” for giving over 190 voluntary blood donations this year. “Blood donation is a service to Humankind, and by donating blood we help save precious lives,” shared Rashmi Singh, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: Lady Tams not taking Lady Bulldogs lightly

Last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University easily has the advantage in terms of experience against a very young and rebuilding National University team. But the Lady Tamaraws are still wary of the Lady Bulldogs’ bite when they meet on Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. “Wala ‘yan sa mindset namin. Same approach pa rin ang gagawin namin,” said FEU veteran Celine Domingo, who will lead the Lady Tams in their 4:00 p.m. clash with the Lady Bulldogs. “Hindi naman porke’t puro rookies ang NU bababa na namin ang level ng game namin. Siyempre respect na rin ‘yun and siyempre bilog ang bola maraming pwedeng mangyari,” added last year’s Best Blocker award winner. The match will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Domingo is expected to step up her game as well as other veterans Jerrili Malabanan, Heather Guino-o, Jeanette Villareal and setter Kyle Negrito after the exit of Bernadeth Pons and the absence of injured Chin-Chin Basas. The Lady Bulldogs, who finished fourth last year, are rebuilding their foundations after the departure of Season 80 Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago, Aiko Urdas and libero Gayle Valdez. NU is under a different system with new head coach Norman Miguel, who replaced Babes Castillo last December. The Lady Bulldogs’ character will be tested with only a handful of veterans after playmaker Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh and Roma Doromal decided to sit out the season while middle blocker Risa Sato was deemed ineligible to play (academic problems). The leadership role is now at the hands of remaining veterans Audrey Paran, Roselyn Doria and Joni Chavez Rookies Princess Robles, Ivy Lacsina, setter Joyme Cagande and libero Jennifer Nierva, who are all part of NU’s four-peat girls volleyball team, will get their baptism of fire.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Ginagawa ko po siyang motivation – Lacsina on Ate Jaja

Rookie Ivy Lacsina has big shoes to fill for National University. Expectations are high from the young middle blocker especially that she’s being groomed to fill the void left by last year’s Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. Lacsina knows the weight of her responsibility come the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and the unavoidable comparison between her and the 6-foot-5 former Queen Bulldog. She welcomes it as an inspiration to perform well for the young and rebuilding NU squad.   “Hindi ko po siya tini-take na karibal kasi siyempre si ate Jaja po ‘yun, ang daming uma-idol po dun. Isa na po ako doon. Siguro ginagawa ko po siyang motivation,” said the 6-foot-1 Lacsina, a key player in NU’s four-peat in girls volleyball. “Alam ko po dito nag-start si Ate Jaja, kaya ginagawa ko po siyang motivation para marating ko din po kung ano ang nararating niya.” Aside from being her inspiration, Lacsina reveals that it was Santiago, who is currently playing as an import in the prestigious Japan V. Premier League, who convinced her to stay in NU. “Nagkausap po kami ni Ate Jaja noong nandito pa po siya sa Philippines noong nag-iisip pa ako between NU and UP po,” Lacsina said. “Sinasabi niya na parang dilemma ang nangyari kasi parehong good (schools) pero isipin ko raw po kung saan po ang mas best. Yun ang sinasabi niya and naisip ko po na sa NU. Dito ko po nakikita ang sarili ko and yung system na gusto ko.” “Sobrang nahirapan din po ako pero at the end of the day naman, parang naisip ko rin na nandito talaga ang heart ko sa NU,” added Lacsina, who climbed in the collegiate ranks together with high school teammates Joyme Cagande, Princes Robles and Jennifer Nierva. “Dito ko rin nakilala ang sarili ko at dito ko rin nakita ang totoong team.” The departure of Santiago, who has exhausted all of her five playing years, left a huge hole in the Lady Bulldogs' offense as well as on defense with her intimidating presence at the net. NU lost in Santiago a player who normed 20 points per game last year with an impressive 41.76% attacking accuracy. It didn’t help that NU also lacked the veteran presence of Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh, Roma Doromal and middle blocker Risa Sato, who will sit out the season. “This year po para po sa akin kasi sobrang laking pressure po talaga sa akin lalo na po na rookie pa lang po ako kasi parang ako na yung inaanuhan ng mga coaches na, ‘ganito, dapat alam mo na yung dapat mong gawin kasi isa ka sa inaasahan ng team,’” said Lacsina. “Para po sa akin sobrang laki po ng kawalan ni Ate Jaja po sa amin lalo na po ‘yung ibang seniors na di makakalaro sa amin. Si Ate Risa po sobrang laking kawalan sa gitna namin,” she added. “So this season po siguro ie-enjoy na lang namin siya. Lalaro kami hanggang sa makakaya namin. Alam naman naman namin na kaya namin saka naniniwala po ako sa team namin, sa coaches namin na kakayanin namin this season.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Charred bodies of pilot, student in crashed plane in Bataan retrieved – CAAP

MANILA, Philippines -- Bodies of two pilots aboard a crashed light trainer plane was finally found and retrieved on Friday in Hermosa, Bataan, the Civil Aviation Airport Authority (CAAP) said.   CAAP said the joint task force discovered the bodies of the victims -- identified as Indian nationals Captain Navern Nagaraja (instructor) and pilot student Kuldeep Singh -- "burned beyond recognition" at the crash site.   Philippine Air Force's Sokol chopper initially brought the victims' bodies to the Command Center at Brgy. Mabiga in Hermosa town and eventually transferred to Orani town (also in Bataan) for proper turnover to authorities.   The two-seater Cessn...Keep on reading: Charred bodies of pilot, student in crashed plane in Bataan retrieved – CAAP.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Nanak s 550th birth anniversary, PM constitutes NIC

New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a National Implementation Committee (NIC), under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Finance.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

Deepika-Ranveer wedding: The Sindhi style

New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are taking the internet by a storm with their wedding pictures, posting one picture after another. After loading their Instagram acc.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

Punjab farmers complete 77 pc of wheat sowing in record time

Chandigarh [India], Nov 20 (ANI): The sowing of wheat in Punjab has been completed in an area of 26.20 lakh hectares, which is 77 per cent of the total area to be sown under wheat, said Jasbir Singh B.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

Cinema One fest: Provocative entries turn formula on its head

Aaron Villaflor (left) and Iyah Mina in Rod Singh's 'Mamu' The Cinema One Originals Film Festival has been pushing the movie-making envelope for 14 years now, and has unapologeticall.....»»

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

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, and is carried out by hanging --- a legacy of British colonial rule. Communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed the cabinet had resolved to end the death penalty. "I hope the law will be amended soon," he told AFP. The government decided to scrap capital punishment because the Malaysia...Keep on reading: Malaysia to abolish death penalty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 11th, 2018Related News

ASIAN GAMES: Regalado advances in Pencak Silat medal round

JAKARTA --- Cherry May Regalado reached the medal round of pencak silat’s form event in the 18th Asian Games on Saturday at the Pencak Silat TMII Hall.   Regalado finished joint second with Vietnam’s Vuong Thi Binh on scores of 447 in Group A of the women’s single preliminary round. Vilaysack Tunee of Laos topped the round with 455 points, while Malaysia’s Ratius Norshahirah was fourth with 440. Precious Jade Borre missed the medal round after bowing to Vietnam’s Hoang Thi Loan, 5-0, in the quarterfinals of the women’s Class C 55-60 kgs. Dines Dumaan and Jefferson Rhey, on the other hand, shoot for guaranteed silver medal as they face separate rivals in the semifinal round of the men’s singles tanding (sparring) on Sunday. Dumaan faces Malaysian Muhammad Fayzul Nazir in the 55-kg class, and Loon takes on Vietnam’s Nguyen Ngoc Tuan in the men’s 60-65 kgs category. Dumaan booked a semifinal ticket on Friday by beating India’s Naorem Boynao Singh in the Class B quarterfinals. Loon took his semifinal seat the expense of Kyrgyzstan’s Almazbek Zamirov in Class .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 25th, 2018Related News

J-K: Kin of Asian Games Wushu medalist beam with pride

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 24 (ANI): Family members of Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh, who won the bronze medal in Wushu at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, cele.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

J-K: Kin of Asian Games Wushu medalist beam with pride

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 24 (ANI): Family members of Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh, who won the bronze medal in Wushu at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, cele.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

Teener yields; points to five others in Indian’s rob-slay

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy voluntarily surrendered and admitted to killing an Indian national on the night of Aug. 7, 2018 in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Bong (real name withheld) turned himself to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Region 6. As he admitted his participation in the death of 31-year-old Harvender Singh, the suspect said five other persons […] The post Teener yields; points to five others in Indian’s rob-slay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Indian national robbed, killed

AN INDIAN national was found dead evening of Aug. 7, 2018 in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. The body of Harvender Singh, 31, was discovered at Irrigation Road in Barangay Lupa, several meters from where he was temporarily staying. Singh suffered slash wounds on the neck and stabs on his back and nape when found around 9:15 […] The post Indian national robbed, killed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Bulldogs begin title-retention quest

Defending champion National University opens its journey for a back-to-back on Saturday when the Lady Bulldogs face San Beda University in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.   The Lady Bulldogs ruled the inaugural edition of the tournament last year via clean sweep of the conference behind Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago But this time NU will parade a different lineup following the departure of Santiago and Aiko Urdas and with Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor skipping the tournament.       Head coach Babes Castillo will parade the core of his BaliPure squad composed of a mix of veterans, incoming Lady Bulldogs and Nazareth School-NU high school standouts. “Nine of the 14 players ko mostly mga incoming and future NU players,” said Castillo.    Bannering the squad are incoming rookie setter Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina, libero Jennifer Nierva and Princess Robles. San Beda, the NCAA Season 93 runner-up, will parade a solid and mature core led by Cesca Racraquin and sisters Nieza and Jiezela Viray.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Bulldogs brace for tough title defense

A young National University squad will march into battle hoping to defend its crown when the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference opens shop on July 21. The Lady Bulldogs ruled the inaugural edition of the tournament last year via a clean sweep of the conference behind Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. But this time, NU will parade a different lineup following the departure of Santiago and Aiko Urdas, while key players Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor are doubtful to see action.        Head coach Babes Castillo will parade the core of his BaliPure squad composed of a mix of veterans, incoming Lady Bulldogs and Nazareth School-NU high school standouts.     Bannering the squad will be incoming rookie setter Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina, libero Jennifer Nierva, Princes Robles and high school star Faith Nisperos. Eight teams will try to dethrone the Lady Bulldogs led by the returning 2017 runnerup Far Eastern University. Also joining the fray are UAAP teams University of Sto. Tomas, Adamson University and University of the Philippines and NCAA squads College of St. Benilde, University of Perpetual Help, San Sebastian College and San Beda University. Taking a leave of absence are Ateneo de Manila University and NCAA champion Arellano University. Playing in the men’s division are FEU, NU, Adamson, San Beda, Perpetual, De La Salle University, UST, UP and CSB. Defending champion Ateneo will skip the tournament.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

At the US Open, a battle among the best with only 1 major

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Spieth considers himself lucky. As hard as he made it look, winning the U.S. Open three years ago felt easy. He was two months removed from his victory at Augusta National. No matter what happened at Chambers Bay, he was the Masters champion for the rest of the year, and a major champion for life. "House money," he described that week. And then he won another major with a birdie-double bogey-birdie finish, helped by Dustin Johnson three-putting from 12 feet to lose by one. Spieth was 22 when he became the first player in 74 years — Craig Wood in 1941 — to win his first major and then add a second major in his next try. It didn't come that quickly for Tiger Woods, even after a 12-shot victory at the 1997 Masters in his first major as a pro. Woods played 10 more majors, half of them while overhauling his swing, before he won his next one. Winning one major is great. Winning multiple majors commands a new level of respect. "You could make an argument that it could be harder to get the second one than it is the first," PGA champion Justin Thomas said Tuesday. "You could make an argument that every major is the hardest. But I just think that to be known as a multiple major champion as opposed to, 'He won the PGA,' it has a little better ring to it. So I hope to have that to my name, sooner rather than later." Identifying the best player without a major has been a topic for the better part of 30 years. Given the depth of talent, it might be time for a different question. The best with only one major. It's a long list, from as young as Thomas (24) to Henrik Stenson (42). All it takes is one week, one more major — perhaps this week at Shinnecock Hills — for such a player to enter a different conversation. Dustin Johnson might lead that list. He finally broke through for his first major at Oakmont in the 2016 U.S. Open, and given his 18 victories on the PGA Tour, he probably should have more. If not for getting in his own way, he might have more by now. There was the 82 at Pebble Beach when he had a three-shot lead in the 2010 U.S. Open. He hit an errant drive into a patch of sand that he didn't know was a bunker at Whistling Straits that same year in the PGA Championship. The bogey dropped him into a three-man playoff. Grounding his club in the sand for a two-shot penalty dropped him out of it. And then at Chambers Bay, he was 12 feet away for eagle and the U.S. Open until it took three putts and a par for a runner-up finish. He is No. 1 in the world, and wants to get major No. 2. "It's hard to get No. 2 right now, but it was hard to get No. 1," Johnson said with a smile. "I think it's hard to get any of them. It's just a tough task. There's only four majors, and to win a major you have to have everything working very well. You've got to play really good all four rounds. ... I'd love to get that second one. But it's one of those things where, like I said, everything has got to work well for four days." Jason Day has 12 victories on the PGA Tour, and only the 2015 PGA Championship among majors. He spent 47 consecutive weeks at No. 1 the year after winning his major, and had only one good chance. Justin Rose won the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion for his first major. Rose has won at least somewhere in the world every year since 2010, and he has won on prestigious courses — Muirfield Village, Congressional, Aronimink, Doral — and he was one putt away from adding Augusta National to that list. But he's still stuck on one. So is Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson. Add to that list Louis Oosthuizen, who has been runner-up in all four majors since his 2010 victory in the British Open at St. Andrews. "I mean absolutely zero, no disrespect to guys that have won one — obviously, myself included," Thomas said. "But it's a lot easier to get hot one week than it is to do it again and win another major. Because when you're a major champion, you have more asked of you. You have more expectations on yourself, more expectations from other people to where if you do get in the hunt, then you're asked, 'How is it going to feel to get your second major?' You're constantly reminded of that." The top players when Woods was in his prime years were Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh. Woods rarely fails to mention Retief Goosen on that list, mainly because when Woods was at his best, Goosen was the only other player with multiple majors. He won his second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. Seventeen players at Shinnecock Hills this week have only one major and would love to add another. If they don't? It's still better than being on that other list occupied by the likes of Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm. They're young. But they would settle for one......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 13th, 2018Related News

Trial begins for one suspect in killings of Edmonton store clerks

  Robbers in Edmonton, Canada killed Mac's employeesKaranpal Singh Bhangu (left) and Ricky Cenabre, a Filipino, minutes of each other on Dec. 18, 2015. The trial of one of the suspects has started. FACEBOOK EDMONTON, Alberta -- A teenager charged in the fatal 2015 Mac's convenience store shootingsof two workers, including Ricky Cenabre, a Filipino, will be on trial this summer starting July 4. Meanwhile, the trial of one of the teen's two alleged accomplices began June 5.   The robberies took place at two Mac's convenience stores in the early hours of Dec. 18, 2015. Karanpal Singh Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre, 41, a Filipino store clerk, were killed minutes apart w...Keep on reading: Trial begins for one suspect in killings of Edmonton store clerks.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 8th, 2018Related News

Filipino store clerk shot dead by robbers in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Masked robbers shot and killed Ricardo Cenabre, 41, a Filipino convenience store employee at a south Edmonton Mac's store early Friday morning, June 1.   Cenabre, known as "Ricky," had lived in Canada for about 5 years and often worked the night shift at the store, sending money back to the Philippines to support his wife and child, a friend of his told Globalnews.ca. He was killed at 3 a.m. at the store's Pleasantville branch.   The robbery and slaying happened just 15 minutes after 35-year-old Karanpal Singh Bhangu, also a convenience store clerk, was gunned down inside another Mac's store in Millwoods.   Police arrested three s...Keep on reading: Filipino store clerk shot dead by robbers in Edmonton.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 7th, 2018Related News

PVL: High Flyers survive feisty Water Defenders

Tess Rountree plucked 27 points to lead semifinals-bound PayMaya to a hard-earned 13-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 15-9, win over BaliPure-National University Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The American import finished with 25 kills and two aces for the High Flyers, who closed the preliminary round with a 5-2 win-loss record. Jorelle Singh added 11 points, Grethcel Soltones had 11 markers while Jamsine Nabor tallied 23 excellent sets against their former team, which they helped win the inaugural Open Conference crown last year. The Final Four no. 2 seed PayMaya won its second straight match to build its momentum heading into the best-of-three semis. The High Flyers will have almost a month-long break and will wait for their semis rival. But head coach Roger Gorayeb was far from satisfied with his team’s performance. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team ko,” he said. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team sa first set, masyadong kampante.” “Yung first set worst yun. Kailan kami naglaro ng ganoon? Nagdadasal ako tumawid sana sa 10 (ang score),” he added. The Water Defenders dropped their third straight match for a 3-4 slate tied with Petro Gazz and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force. American Janisa Johnson had 27 points anchored on 20 spikes, four aces and three kill blocks while Alexis Matthews and Roselyn Doria chipped in with 16 and 12 markers, respectively, in a lost cause for BaliPure. The Water Defenders, Pocari Sweat, Petro Gazz, BanKo, Iriga-Navy and Tacloban will battle in a round robin quarterfinals for the last two Final Four berths.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 6th, 2018Related News