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Wordsmithing as a Hobby and Lending a Voice

I don’t really recall when exactly my embryonic tendency to write started to develop. I just know that I believe I was in Grade III, when a teacher named Miss Lasquite praised my opening lines for an essay we had to write on How I spent my Summer Vacation. While most of my classmates started with different shades of ‘Last Summer…,’ mine was ‘The sand was burning under my feet but the lapping waves mercifully drenched them for comfort…’ This lady teacher did not know how that praise still reverberates in my mind till today. The post Wordsmithing as a Hobby and Lending a Voice appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2019Related News

JTF Negros commander says NDF ‘hallucinating’ for calling an ‘illusion’ an insurgency-free Negros

DUMAGUETE CITY,  Negros Oriental — Brigadier General Eric Vinoya, the Armed Forces’ Joint Task Force (JTF) Negros commander, hit back at Bayani Obrero, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front (NDF)-Negros, saying the rebel leader was “hallucinating” for describing as an “illusion” the desire for an insurgency-free island.  To recall, Obrero in a statement said the […] The post JTF Negros commander says NDF ‘hallucinating’ for calling an ‘illusion’ an insurgency-free Negros appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2019Related News

It s our happy place : Netizens recall favorite memories of Star City

MANILA, Philippines – A fire of still undetermined origin broke out before dawn Wednesday, October 2, at the Star City complex in Pasay City, gutting both the theme park and the offices of the Manila Broadcasting Corporation. The news shocked many Filipinos, as Star City has been a popular weekend and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2019Related News

Tight-knit Timberwolves relishing fresh start

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The tension that the Minnesota Timberwolves lugged into last season has been long stamped out, replaced by talk of creating culture, establishing process and building relationships under a new regime. This team will be flying under the radar in the star-bursting Western Conference, facing a steep climb to the fringe of the playoff picture after finishing in 11th place in 2018-19. How much impact a fully healthy roster, an upbeat mood and a modernized on-court strategy will ultimately have on performance remains a mystery, but for now it’s clear at least that these players have been enjoying each other’s company. Whether through a trip to the Bahamas led by center Karl-Anthony Towns or the well-attended informal workouts on the court at team headquarters, the Timberwolves didn’t have to share how-they-spent-their-summer-vacation stories when they showed up on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) for the start of training camp. They spent so much of the offseason together they already knew the details. “They’ve been so responsive to sacrifice some of their summer, which is not an obligation by any sort,” Towns said. “It’s a voluntary thing to do, and every single person has stepped up to the plate and said they want to be great.” The trade demand made by Jimmy Butler shrouded the dawn of last season until he was sent to Philadelphia for a package highlighted by Robert Covington. Two months after that, president and coach Tom Thibodeau was fired just halfway into his five-year contract. Gersson Rosas and Ryan Saunders were appointed to fill Thibodeau’s dual title, and several role players were swapped out in the first steps toward establishing a more collaborative and empowering environment with schemes on offense and defense designed to mesh better with the current state of the NBA. Nobody in the organization could ever recall so many players around the practice facility throughout the offseason. “Every year I’ve been in the league, really, I would see a lot of guys at training camp. That’s when the whole team would show up. But this year was more special,” forward Andrew Wiggins said. Point guard Jeff Teague at age 31 is the oldest of the 20 players on the roster to start camp. “It’s more upbeat. I was telling someone earlier it kind of feels like New York City right now. Everything’s fast paced, everyone’s moving around, everyone has somewhere to be. Everybody’s focused,” Teague said. “Last year was more like Indiana: Everybody was chill and relaxed. Kind of my vibe. It’s exciting to see, though. I think everyone around here is happy with the way things are going.” Here some other takeaways from the Timberwolves, on the eve of training camp to start the franchise’s 31st season in the NBA: HITTING THE ROAD For the first time in five years, the Timberwolves will hold a portion of training camp in Mankato, the small riverside city about 90 miles southwest of Minneapolis where owner Glen Taylor got his college degree in 1962 from what is now called Minnesota State University. Though the team will practice there on Tuesday and Wednesday (Wednesday and Thursday, PHL time) before returning to home base, the out-of-own trip allows for a little more bonding time. It also restores the tradition of a team dinner at the Taylor house, with his wife Becky’s lasagna as the menu feature. “We can really just focus on the work, the task at hand, and really set a tone for everybody,” Saunders said. OPENING UP Covington played in only 22 games for the Wolves after arriving in the trade due to a bone bruise on his right knee. The injury he believed would be minor proved to be anything but that, and the angst of being unable to play for his new team clouded his mind to the point that Saunders recommended Covington see a therapist to help with his mental health. “It made me get to the point where I had to send my family away from me, just because I couldn’t put them through that energy that I was feeling up top,” Covington said, crediting the sessions for not only improving his mood but accelerating his rehabilitation. BIG WIG Beginning the second season of his five-year maximum contract, Wiggins will again be under plenty of scrutiny as a $27 million player who has yet to fulfill the potential he came with as the first overall pick in the 2014 draft. Rosas and Saunders have taken the positive approach while trying to encourage him to ditch the mid-range jumpers for more 3-pointers and layups. “That gives me confidence, and it makes me believe that this is my year,” Wiggins said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 1st, 2019Related News

Uncanny

It is uncanny that each time the country remembers the declaration of Martial Law and the conjugal dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos 47 years ago, some purely coincidental events happen which tend to recall the excesses of the Marcos regime and trigger antagonistic reactions from victims of the despotic rule. Last week, social media […] The post Uncanny appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2019Related News

A no nonsense talk about a divorce bill

I was watching the TV news of the first Senate hearing on the proposed Divorce Bill and I couldn’t help but recall that this type of Senate hearing was discussing something medieval in character......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2019Related News

Sandigan junks case vs. Danao mayor

The anti-graft court has junked the administrative case against Danao City Mayor Ramonito Duterte Durano III in relation to his failure to implement decisions ordering the reinstatement of city government employees. The dismissal of the case was a result of the Sandiganbayan’s granting of the motion filed by the prosecution seeking to recall the information […] The post Sandigan junks case vs. Danao mayor appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2019Related News

Budget hearings to continue despite recall of 2020 budget bill

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations will proceed with briefings for the 2020 budget despite the withdrawal of next year's P4.1-trillion national budget bill......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2019Related News

How Blatche joined Gilas

Not too many recall that Andray Blatche was a replacement for JaVale McGee as Gilas’ naturalized import......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2019Related News

Kolambugan residents continue to work for “unity among Muslims and Christians”

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 August) – Eleven years after the tragedy, residents of Kolambugan town in Lanao del Norte still feel the pain but are now working “for the unity among Muslims and Christians,” Mayor Lorenzo Manegos said. To recall, on August 17, 2008, a few days after the Supreme Court stopped the August […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsAug 21st, 2019Related News

In the mood for noods: 10 convenience store cup noodles for the rainy weather

With great rain comes a great craving for cup noodles. I'm sure most of us recall the cozy scenario of cancelled classes (or suspended work, in an ideal world),  cooped up indoors while the rain pitter-pattered outdoors – all while wrapped in a hoodie, pairing the chilly wind with a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2019Related News

Duterte teases Arroyo: She was hard to deal with as president

At House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's farewell dinner, President Rodrigo Duterte couldn't help but recall those days long ago when Arroyo was the president he had to report to as Davao City mayor. In typical Duterte fashion, he put Arroyo under the spotlight, saying he found her "hard to deal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2019Related News

Beauty sa pagpunta sa GMA: Nakikain lang ako ng litson doon

WHEN asked kung paanong napunta sa kanya ang Romina role sa Kadenang Ginto, Beauty Gonzales could not exactly recall how it was. “Naku, may amnesia na ako. To make it sigurado, I remember, if I’m not mistaken, Sir Deo (Endrinal) offered me this role. Sabi niya, ‘o, ‘wag ka nang baliw-baliw, ha. Eto na.’ Sabi […] The post Beauty sa pagpunta sa GMA: Nakikain lang ako ng litson doon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2019Related News

The Greatest Lesson

“Learning is not only for students, but for those who chase after their dreams, regardless of age.” When I was two, I went to nursery school. I was the only child back then. My parents and grandparents loved me dearly. I would recall my pleasant childhood memories from the betamax tapes and photos developed on […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2019Related News

Report: Rockets arrange meeting with Warriors Looney

NBA.com staff report In a move that could portend more to come, the Houston Rockets have set up a meeting with Warriors restricted free agent center Kevon Looney according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. The 23-year-old big man is coming off a career year in which he averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds on 62.5 percent shooting. The Rockets have a free-agent recruitment session arranged for Sunday with Warriors center Kevon Looney, league sources say — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019 The Warriors' No. 1 free agent concern is obviously convincing Kevin Durant to re-sign amid heavy interest from the Knicks, Clippers and Nets ... but you'll recall Coach Steve Kerr referred to Looney as a "foundational piece" during the playoffs — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019 The news comes hours after word of Houston's intended meeting with Philadelphia guard Jimmy Butler. To acquire either player, the Rockets would likely need to complete sign-and-trade deals or dump salary via separate trades......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2019Related News

Bus mishap survivors recall ordeal

Two call center workers were on their way from Bulacan to Metro Manila for their graveyard shift on a rainy Friday night when the bus slipped and fell on its side......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 29th, 2019Related News

MacBook Pro, pinababalik ng Apple dahil sa ‘fire risk’

San Francisco – Pinabalik ng Apple ang ilan sa mga lumang generation ng MacBook Pro dahil sa posibilidad na mag-overheat ang mga baterya nito at dahil sa posibilidad na maari itong pagmulan ng sunog. Kasama sa isinagawang recall program ng Apple ang mga 15-inch na MacBook Pro, may Retina display na nabenta noong Setyembre 2015 […] The post MacBook Pro, pinababalik ng Apple dahil sa ‘fire risk’ appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.” The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017, the company said, adding it would replace batteries free of charge. A number of countries are covered […] The post Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

2% inflation seen; Recall when it hit 6.7%?

  INFLATION in the coming third quarter of the year (July-August-Sep­tember) should be around 2 percent, new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said Tuesday at a round-table dis­cussion at the Manila Bulletin. We can better appreciate this statistical figure when we recall the inflation rate at this time last year, 2018, […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 9th, 2019Related News

Erwin Tulfo willing to yield firearms

Radio and TV personality Erwin Tulfo has expressed willingness to yield his firearms after the Philippine National Police ordered their recall Thursday, PNP spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac said yesterday. Banac said they are positive Tulfo will adhere to the order of the PNP-Firearms and Explosives Office to submit his guns for temporary safekeeping after […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2019Related News