first_imgBali Pure captain Kaylee Manns said their main objective was to stop Alyssa Valdez from going into an offensive groove and she admits it wasn’t the easiest of jobs to pull off.“It was really hard but we calmed down,” said Manns. “We’re working on timing [Valdez’ shots]. We have to minimize her points and I think we did that today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentValdez finished with 15 points while BOC import Kanjana Kuthaisong added 10.Amy Ahomiro had 13 points for Bali Pure. We are young BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise No sweep as Ateneo deals La Salle first loss in UAAP Season 79 Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure opened the semifinals of the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference with a quick sweep of Bureau of Customs, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, Saturday at Philsports Arena.Katherine Morrell led the Water Defenders with 20 points as they take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three series against the Transformers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports BOC was at the constant mercy of Bali Pure’s attacks as the Water Defenders scored on 42 spikes compared to the Transformers’ 28.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgRegion Two youths from villages such as Queenstown, Capoey and Taymouth Manor on the Essequibo Coast were actively involved in five days of vacation camping sponsored by the Department of Education through its Welfare Department.These two youngsters test their artistic skillsCamping commenced on Monday, July 10 and concluded on Friday, July 14, giving several young people the opportunity to participate in fun games, lectures and craft. Camp Coordinator, Senior Welfare Officer Haimraj Hamandeo, described the exercise as successful and said it had attracted numerous youths. Camping, he said, was held under the theme “Empowering youths through constructive learning.” Children, he said, were taught life skills to enable them to become better individuals with better morals, besides being taught things outside of the schools’ curriculum.“We want the children to enjoy their summer vacation as well as to be occupied. The camp will be an annual feature of the Schools Welfare Department. We are also assisted by teachers from the school,” Hamandeo said.Camping activities included art, literacy, numeracy, tie-dye, games, craft and math.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom M/S Megastar, a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) -powered fast ferry owned by Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp, has been bunkered with LNG for the first time at the newly opened Skangas LNG terminal in Pori, Finland.Following the completion of the ship’s construction at the Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard, the new ferry will start its maiden voyage from Tallinn to Helsinki in late January, according to Skangas.Featuring a length of 212 meters, M/S Megastar can accommodate 2,800 passengers.Designed for the Tallinn-Helsinki route, Megastar will comply with the current and future emission regulations for the ECAs (Emission Control Areas), including the Baltic Sea.”We’re happy that Megastar is now ready for operation and we’re able to supply her with LNG, a fuel that has excellent environmental properties as its sulphur dioxide, particulate, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions are very low. Thanks to LNG, the engine exhaust gases contain hardly any nitrogen oxides, which are particularly harmful as regards issues such as the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea,” Tommy Mattila, Skangas Sales and Marketing Director, said. The construction of the fast ferry began in summer 2015 and the launching ceremony took place in July 2016.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge has voiced concerns about the “terrible” lack of ex-offenders able to find housing following their release from prison during a visit to south east London.The Duke of Cambridge talks to Junior Smart the SOS Business Relationship Manager as he visits the head office of the St Giles Trust in Camberwell, LondonCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgHis Royal Highness spoke to staff and volunteers from the St Giles Trust, which works with former criminals to help them break the cycle of crime.The cornerstone of the trust’s work is to train serving prisoners and ex-offenders as advice workers, using the benefit of their own first-hand experiences.Around 40 per cent of staff at St Giles Trust have a criminal conviction.The Duke, who was Patron of the charity’s 50th anniversary year in 2012, received a tour of its head office in Camberwell before having lunch with business chiefs which support the trust.He discussed the challenges facing the charity including problems finding private landlords to accept ex- prisoners as tenants after their release.The Duke met prisoners out on licence and was shown the practical support offered by the trust in areas such as housing, improving skills, job opportunities and resettling into the community after prison.Junior Smart, who founded the trust’s SOS team, which tackles gang and youth crime, praised The Duke for his “genuine interest” in their work with ex-offenders.The 37-year-old from Southwark in London was jailed in 2001 for a drug-related offence but began work to tackle reoffending in 2006 following his release.“I kept seeing the same young people again and again,” he said. “It motivated me to do something.”The SOS team, which was founded seven years ago, now works with 500 young people a year across 10 London boroughs.“He showed a genuine interest in what we are doing,” Mr Smart said. “You have got some of the MPs from the constituencies not taking an interest.“Look at this room today – it’s buzzing.”The Duke has previously praised the work of the St Giles Trust.Speaking at a dinner in aid of the trust last year, he said: “This charity truly inspires me.“It has touched the lives of a quarter of a million people over the past five decades.“These are people from the margins of society who, thanks to this charity, were able to recover from an appalling start and go on to live successful, productive and positive lives.‘’What started as a small soup kitchen for the homeless and destitute has become one of the leading charities in this country, helping ex-offenders to reform, resettle, and – critically – to break out of the costly and destructive cycle of reoffending.’’During the tour, The Duke also revealed he had his “fingers crossed” for Wales’ rugby union team as he plans to attend their match with South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.Business chiefs from Asda, Timpson’s shoe retailer, HSBC, Barclays, global investment bank Nomura and law firm Eversheds law attended the royal visit after providing jobs for St Giles Trust clients and funding for the charity.Rob Owen, Chief Executive of the St Giles Trust, said: “We are thrilled that HRH The Duke of Cambridge is lending his support to the work of St Giles Trust.“We work with some of the most disadvantaged, socially excluded people in society, so his visit will help highlight the issues and challenges ex-offenders face.”Source:dukeandduchessofcambridge.orglast_img read more

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first_imgLifestyle brand Cheeky and celebrity chef Mario Batali are joining forces to help end hunger in America.Mario Batali and Cheeky founder, PJ BriceBatali will serve as Cheeky’s Chief Culinary Ambassador, inspiring consumers to choose Cheeky products as a way of giving back. For every Cheeky item purchased at Target, the brand’s exclusive retailer, Cheeky helps donate a meal through a partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization.Cheeky launched in November 2014, with a collection of colorful one-time-use tableware. When Batali heard about the brand, he immediately recognized an opportunity to help redefine the traditionally boring paper plate and end hunger. Known for his upbeat cheeky personality and long-term commitment to hunger relief, Batali is the perfect partner for Cheeky. Among his good works, Batali serves on the board of the Food Bank For New York City and the entertainment council for Feeding America.Cheeky Founder and CEO PJ Brice believes fellow entrepreneur Batali will play a significant role driving Cheeky’s impact. “We are thrilled to partner with one of the most respected and recognized chefs today,” says Brice. “Chef Batali is a wonderful addition to our Cheeky family, and together we will make hunger relief a top priority.”“As a chef, the issue of hunger has always been near to my heart, said Batali. “To me, food is so much more than nourishment — it is love; it is hope for a happier life and a better future. I am honored to partner with Cheeky to find new ways to help all of us give back each and every day.”Cheeky and Batali are making it possible for consumers to have fun while making a meaningful contribution to people in need. In the company’s first 15 weeks, Cheeky donated one million meals and is quickly approaching two million.last_img read more

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