Mom tells Sue: ‘Preserve your dignity as a woman’

Sue Ramirez and her mom Chit Dodd had a funny and moving exchange recently that should resonate with a lot of mothers and daughters out there......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMay 3rd, 2021

Making history, VP-elect Harris tells women she won t be last

Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Have pity on me, Lord

  Gospel • Mt 15:21-28 * The Canaanite woman shouts from the crowd but initially gets no reaction from Jesus. She turns pushy, so the disciples suggest that Jesus send her away. Jesus tells her that his mission is only for the lost sheep of Israel. The woman persists in her plea. Jesus replies that […].....»»

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Disgraceful conduct

Court employees should maintain moral uprightness and righteousness in their professional and private conduct to preserve the integrity and dignity of the courts of justice......»»

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Calls mount for a more inclusive society after death of transgender woman in Pangasinan

The death of transgender woman in Pangasinan stresses the need for a more inclusive society that respects the rule of law and dignity of every individual, rights and LGBT organizations said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Hunt tells Browns, You can trust me, after violent past

By Tom Withers, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and then kicking her while she was on the ground. Like millions of others, he was disturbed. "I was like, 'Wow, it's pretty bad. That's not me,'" he said, recalling his reaction. "I didn't really watch the video for a long, long time." Hunt swears he's since changed. Given a second chance by his hometown team and the NFL, Hunt spoke Wednesday for the first time since being signed in February by the Browns, who are hoping the 23-year-old has learned from his mistakes and can outrun his violent past. It's been an embarrassing and humbling five months for Hunt, released in December by Kansas City just days after a surveillance video showed him physically abusing a woman during an argument in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February 2018. He wasn't forthcoming to the Chiefs about what transpired and paid the price. But Browns general manager John Dorsey, who drafted him in 2017 while GM with the Chiefs, decided Hunt deserved a shot at redemption. Hunt said he's determined to make the most of it. "I'm just taking it very seriously," he said. "Like day by day, I'm just making the best decisions at the time and place. And doing everything I can and prevent something like that from happening again." Hunt said he's promised Dorsey his violent days are over. "I told him, 'You can trust me.' I've got to earn his trust, and I've got to earn everybody's trust in the whole organization," he said. "I'm not willing to mess that up." Hunt must serve an eight-game league suspension for "physical altercations" before he can play. For now, he's allowed to practice with his teammates during the Browns' offseason training activities, and his time on the field is providing a sanctuary and a place to begin making amends. While he's remorseful about his past, Hunt knows only his actions going forward will help him earn back trust. He's keeping a close circle of friends and working in the community by speaking to high school students about making smarter decisions. "It's very meaningful for them and for me," he said, "just knowing that I can help them, and talk to these kids about just life. A lot of them have dreams to play football and stuff like that, too, and just giving them positive lift-up. Just always believing in themselves." Hunt said part of his motivation for speaking was because he didn't have the same opportunity. "I didn't really have anybody come talk to me when I was in high school," he said. "Somebody to look up to and explain that, 'You know, nobody's perfect and you gotta learn from your mistakes and don't make the same mistakes.'" Hunt has been undergoing weekly counseling to help control his behavior. He denied being treated for an alcohol dependency. "Not so much alcohol, but it was just in there a little bit," he said. "I pretty much just focused on making myself the better person and talking to them about how to control my anger. I'm not an angry person at all, definitely not. I just felt like I had to make better decisions. I want to talk about ways to make better decisions in certain situations I'm put in." Hunt has not reached out to the victim in the video. If he did, he would ask for her forgiveness. "If I was to see her, I would apologize to her face," he said. "But I have not had the chance to do that. I don't know any ways of contacting her." As for the Chiefs, who felt betrayed by his dishonesty, Hunt insists he told them what he could before the video showed a different story. "I know I'm not going to mess this up again," he said. "And the Chiefs, I didn't really lie. I just told them what I knew at the time, and when the video came out, it was me seeing it too for the first time again, it was so long ago. They felt like I lied to them. That's all right." Hunt said a renewed Christian faith has helped him get through this period of his life. He plans to be baptized Sunday. "I'm looking forward, so I can feel reborn," he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire

DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal isn't planning to give up tennis anytime soon. Johanna Konta won't take too seriously her dominating win in the Sydney International last Friday. And Sam Stosur, who has never done well at her home Grand Slam tournament, isn't getting too down on herself after her preparation — or lack of it— for Melbourne Park. Following are some thoughts and impressions from players who spoke on Sunday, the day before the start of the Australian Open: ___ RAFAEL NADAL The takeaway: Rafa is not about to call it quits anytime soon. Nadal, a 14-time major winner, is coming off two lengthy injury layoffs last year, including 2 ½ months off after pulling out of the French Open before the third round with left wrist injury and another rest at the end of the season. Just don't ask him if he's ready to pull out a rod and reel, or a 9-iron. 'If I don't believe that I can be competitive, and when I mean competitive, is fighting for the things that I fought for during the last 10 years, I will be probably playing golf or fishing at home,' Nadal said. 'I am being honest ... I am here because I believe ... I can fight for the things that really motivate me.' Given his history with injuries, Nadal was asked if he was playing pain free. 'What do you mean 'pain-free'?' he said. 'I am not injured, no. Pain-free is a long time ago.' ___ JOHANNA KONTA The Sydney-born British player, a surprise semifinalist at Melbourne Park last year, won the Sydney International final against Agnieszka Radwanska last Friday, a victory so dominating that the Polish player, ranked third in the world, said: 'I can't remember playing someone like this on that level, that consistent for the whole match. I couldn't really say that I did something wrong. She was just playing amazing tennis.' Konta said Sunday she's not reading too much into those plaudits. 'Obviously to have beaten a player like Aga, I'm definitely very pleased with the level I played,' Konta said. 'But we all know that it's not a given. It doesn't decide how you will do in the next event. I'm taking it as a positive from the week itself, but I'm looking to, again, work hard here and really try to do the best that I can here.' ___ SAMANTHA STOSUR Competing in her 15th Australian Open, the highest-ranked Australian woman in the draw has never made it past the fourth round at Melbourne Park. Her preparation for her home major wasn't helped with first-round losses at Brisbane and Sydney 'I can't change it, it is what it is,' Stosur said of her early exits. 'I'm not going into my first round freaking out that I haven't had more than two matches. Like I said, I've done everything else that I can. Obviously it would have been really nice to have played more. But I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person in that situation from the first two weeks of the year.' The 18th-seeded Stosur has a tough first-round match against Heather Watson of Britain. ___ SIMONA HALEP The fourth-seeded Halep lost in the first round last year at Melbourne Park. This year she'll have the distinction of opening play on the main Rod Laver Arena on Monday, against American Shelby Rogers. 'I hope is going to be better this year ... it's special to open the tournament on the biggest stadium. I'm not thinking very much at that thing. I just have to go there. I know the opponent pretty well.' Halep beat Rogers in straight sets in the third round at the 2015 U.S. Open in their only previous meeting. ___ TOMMY HAAS The 38-year-old German veteran has said 2017 will be his last year on tour — he's taking over as tournament director at Indian Wells. Haas, who plays Benoit Paire of France in the first round, wants to go out with some dignity after a career of injuries. He has been ranked as high as No. 2, won 15 ATP Tour titles, reached the semifinals of the Australian Open three times and Wimbledon once, and won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. His career has been stalled by injuries since he had shoulder surgery two years ago and right foot surgery in the middle of last year. 'I think it's important to find that right time, or that moment for you when you feel it's over and it's time to do something else,' Haas said Sunday. 'For me it's very important just to be back on tour and back here at the Australian Open. It's been a while since I've played here and I'm excited to get the opportunity to go out on the court one more time and compete.' And to keep playing, hoping that his best is once again around the corner. 'When you are a dreamer, and a lot of us are, you obviously like to play at your best level again, maybe play against some of the top players somewhere on a big stage and play a great matches,' Haas said. 'Maybe get far in a tournament one more time.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Ex-Durban woman tells of NZ quake - Independent Online

Ex-Durban woman tells of NZ quake - Independent Online.....»»

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IS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador

A young Iraqi woman who survived rape and abuse as a sex slave of Islamic State fighters on Friday became a UN goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 17th, 2016

IS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador

UNITED NATIONS: A young Iraqi woman who survived rape and abuse as a sex slave of Islamic State fighters on Friday became a UN goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman, calle.....»»

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Maytime and Nick Joaquin

One of the most pleasant surprises of my visit to the British Museum in 2019 was to see Nick Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic (Penguin Books) on display in its bookstore......»»

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Intersex excluded from definition of sex in draft anti-discrimination bill

Including intersex in the definition of sex would have been a landmark recognition of intersex people in legislation, which currently only recognizes two sexes — man and woman......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Elderly woman dies in Caloocan fire

A 65-year-old woman died when a fire broke out at her house in Caloocan before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

3 San Fernando cops cry foul: We were falsely accused of rape

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three policemen assigned at the San Fernando Police Station are planning to file a case against a woman, who had allegedly falsely accused them of raping her last Saturday, May 8, near the San Fernando Police Station. The three policemen, who have been disarmed and placed under camp restriction, have denied […] The post 3 San Fernando cops cry foul: We were falsely accused of rape appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Alessandra de Rossi on Mother s Day: Being a mom is not the only essence of a woman

Actress Alessandra de Rossi shared her frustration on being made to feel "less of a woman" for being not married or not having kids......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Marco Gomez makes his mark

Brown-skinned gods or goddesses are a rarity in our mestizo and mestiza populated Southeast Asian Hollywood. That is why when they arrive in local Tinseltown, the oohs and the aahs are palpable. Senses razor-sharp as all scrutinizes the most perfect specimen of a kayumangging kaligatan man and woman......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

A woman repairs her husband’s cell phone and discovers infidelity

today is Cell phone It is a very important tool for people, as with this device they can perform various activities such as communicating with.....»»

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Gal Gadot to mothers like her: Teach your kids to love themselves

With great power comes great responsibility. It’s this realization that quickly hit home for Gal Gadot soon after she was chosen to wear Wonder Woman’s costume in the DC Extended Universe’s series of superhero films. But motherhood, more than anything, has brought the issue closer to home. The 36-year-old actress and her businessman husband Yaron […] The post Gal Gadot to mothers like her: Teach your kids to love themselves appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

Newly installed PNP chief Eleazar tells erring cops: ‘You will hate me’

MANILA, Philippines — Newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Friday made his message clear to erring cops: “You will hate me.” In his speech during the change of command ceremony in Camp Crame, Eleazar laid out his plans as the new head of the PNP—including the cleansing of the police force’s […] The post Newly installed PNP chief Eleazar tells erring cops: ‘You will hate me’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Hungarian Fide Master reinforces Mindoro Tamaraws

The Tamaraws signed the talented and stunning Hungarian Woman Fide Master Fruzsina Szente-Varga to beef up their squad for the Wesley So Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Rody tells Pinoys: Don& rsquo;t be choosy

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reversed the policy of allowing people---including frontline health workers---to choose their brand of COVID-19 vaccine, saying no jab was superior to any other......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021