Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver Kaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal What’s in store for your animal sign this year View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

New South African telescope to promote the sciences

first_img21 August 2015Exploring the mysteries of the universe – and the awe we have for it – has been brought one step closer following the installation of a state-of-the-art telescope on North West University’s Mahikeng campus.Professor Thebe Medupe, who is in charge of the Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory, said that while the telescope was only 40cm in diameter, it would not only benefit students at the university, but would also have a profound impact on the lives of South Africans.The observatory was unveiled on August 1. There are four interesting things about this device:• It will be used to create more interest in science and technology.Medupe said it was critical that the telescope be used for community outreach. “We have a shortage of people in science. Given the fact that it is in a semi-rural area [in Mahikeng], the appeal of the telescope is very important in drawing people, and making them interested in science and technology.”• Members of the public are able to gaze into the heavens.Medupe said at least two sessions had already been held, at which people were able to get up close with the moon, as well as planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, with the help of a guide. More sessions would be held.• It helps to scratch humanity’s existential itch.“It appeals to all members of the public. Looking through the telescope helps deal with questions that people ask themselves, like ‘where did we come from and where are we going’. Astronomy deals with those questions,” Medupe said.• University students and school pupils will be able to look through it, from anywhere in the country, through a camera on the telescope.“This is very innovative,” Medupe said. “Once it is fully set-up, with our permission, you will be able to steer the telescope remotely to observe what you want to observe.”The observatory wanted to collaborate with schools around the country for sessions with the telescope, as well as to use it to assist physics students in institutions such as the University of Venda and the University of Zululand.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Dalit hacked to death by ‘upper caste in-laws’ in Gujarat

first_imgIn yet another case of killing of Dalits by upper caste people in Gujarat, a 25-year-old Dalit was killed, allegedly by his upper caste in-laws in Varmor village of Ahmedabad district on Monday last.According to the Ahmedabad district police, Haresh Kumar Solanki was hacked to death by eight men outside his wife Urmila Zala’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team that was attempting to negotiate with her.So far, none of the eight accused who have been named in the FIR have been arrested and Urmila’s father, Dashrathsinh Zala, has been named the prime accused.Solanki, from Gandhidham in Kutch, married Urmila, belonging to the Rajput community, almost six months ago but her parents had brought her back to their village near Ahmedabad in May.Urmila, who is two months pregnant, was missing, said police.“Condemn the brutal killing of Hareshbhai Solanki. Caste violence and killings are not a part of Gujarati culture. These developments are alien to our state & reflect the failure of the government to curb anti social activities in Gujarat,” veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Twitter reacting on the incident.In June, a Dalit deputy sarpanch was killed in a village in Saurashtra region, allegedly by a group of men from upper castes.last_img read more

Foreign cricketers hope to cash in on the cricket craze in India

first_imgSteve WaughWith five months to go for the World Cup, many foreign cricketers are hoping to leap over the home market barrier and cash in on the cricket craze in India.An early player in this is Australian Test captain Steve Waugh who has signed a deal with MRF. His bat,Steve WaughWith five months to go for the World Cup, many foreign cricketers are hoping to leap over the home market barrier and cash in on the cricket craze in India.An early player in this is Australian Test captain Steve Waugh who has signed a deal with MRF. His bat carries its sticker. Foreign players usually feature in ads when they are playing in India but in Waugh’s case his popularity is seen as more widespread and deep-rooted.Says Jeet Banerjee, CEO of Gameplan, a Kolkata-based sports marketing company: “More and more international cricketers are coming to India for advertising.”Waugh’s compatriot Brett Lee is negotiating for an endorsement of Kingfisher through his manager Sporting Frontiers while Sri Lanka’s Muthiah Muralitharan came for a scouting mission-cum-coaching clinic earlier in the year.Australian Shane Warne has also indicated keenness. A foreign star, no matter what his cricketing ability, comes cheap-usually a quarter of a frontline Indian name.The ratio of match fees to endorsements is 90:10 overseas and closer to 40:60 in India. Outside of India, Australia is the biggest cricket market with its highest earner being vice-captain Adam Gilchrist.His endorsements include fork-lift trucks and air conditioners earning him $1.1 million (Rs 5.3 crore) a year. England’s top- earner is skipper Nasser Hussain whose annual earnings are $750,000 (Rs3.63crore).last_img read more

India’s 500th Test: Kanpur curator promises sporting pitch

first_imgAs Virat Kohli’s Team India embarks on a long 13-Test journey at home, all eyes and talks are centered on the Green Park wicket in Kanpur from where the all the action begins Thursday. (India have not asked for rank turners, confirms Anil Kumble)There has been a lot of talk about preparing rank turners, just like it was done against South Africa last season, but the man at the centre of it all has junked it completely. (India can be the best in Tests after bumper season: Virat Kohli)”It is India’s 500th Test and also season’s and  series’ first game so we have prepared a good surface. I don’t think that ball will start doing a bit from the first day itself. Because the water level here at Green Park is up, medium pacers get some help and ball moves a bit in the first session. But it’s going to be a good batting track. It won’t be a rank turner at all, we will get a good game,” said Green Park Stadium’s curator Shiv Kumar in an exclusive chat with India Today a day before the first Test. (Also read: India will be too strong for New Zealand, says Brett Lee)Shiv isn’t facing these spinning questions for the first time. Ever since that three-day win for the Indians against the Proteas here in 2008, and the big ICC warning which followed the result, the wicket doctor has to face the googlies before every international game at the venue. (Also read: India historically a dominant force vs New Zealand: A stats preview)advertisement”Matches here have finished early in the month of April due to heat, maintaining pitch’s moisture level is difficult at that point of time. Nothing of that sorts will happen in this match. Everyone remembers that there day Test against South Africa but matches finish like this abroad as well. Seventy percent of wickets in that game were taken by medium pacers still we were warned for preparing a turner,” he serves a reminder.Kumar says “Virat is happy, has good memories of Kanpur” and he himself is happy because state cricket boss Rajeev Shukla has just got “new full covers for the ground.”He, however, looking at the sky prays before leaving for the middle: “I hope we don’t need them even though rain is forecast.”last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Wilmington Fireworks Postponed To Sunday Night Due To Forecast

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee:Due to the forecasted weather, Saturday evening’s Spectacular Fireworks have been moved to Sunday evening at 9:30pm. The carnival will run from 1-10pm on Sunday. The carnival will be CLOSED on Saturday.UPDATE: The Wilmington Minutemen’s Pancake Breakfast will take place as planned on Saturday, July 6 from 7am to 11am on the Town Common. Tickets cost $5. The Cub Scouts Pack 56’s BBQ Chicken Dinner has been postponed to Sunday, July 7 from 5pm to 7pm on the Town Common. Tickets cost $10.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read The 2019 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth ScheduleIn “Community”BREAKING: Wilmington Fourth of July Committee’s Carnival Request DENIEDIn “Government”last_img read more

Setting fire to our wings

first_imgFormer President and renowned scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will deliver the India Habitat Centre Annual Lecture on Evolution of a Nation with Prosperity and Value System at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on February 20.The Annual Habitat lecture was launched in 2013 and this year marks the third year of the series.  The lecture is expected to attract a diverse audience of members of the India Habitat Centre, students, teachers, prominent social personalities, key opinion-makers, general public and the media. Kalam has been a source of unending inspiration especially to the youth of today.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’His talks have covered a wide variety of subjects including the model for development of India, Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge and leadership. He has been delivering his lectures all across the country and outside India also. His lectures have been profound, thought provoking and inspiring. No wonder his lectures always draw large crowds.Apart from his lectures he has been a prolific writer. His Vision for India has been set out in his book India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium. Apart from books he has also written poems and songs. His life has inspired many Biographies. He started his career as a Scientist and worked in the Defence Research and Develpoment Organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation. He has made extremely significant contributions to the Indian scientific and defence achievements. He was elected President of India in 2002. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (2007).last_img read more

WBFJA announces nominations for Cinemar Samabartan

first_imgKOLKATA: West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (WBFJA) announced nominations for the 3rd edition of the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award 2019, titled ‘Cinemar Samabartan’. Veteran actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Chiranjeet Chakraborty, director Haranath Chakraborty, Gautam Jain of Real Reel and WBFJA secretary Nirmal Dhar were present to announce the nominations and other details of the award ceremony.The award ceremony will be held on January 13, from 9.30 am onwards at Basushree Cinema, Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”This is the only simple yet authentic award function of Bangla cinema, leaving behind the pomp and grandeur of several other similar ceremonies that will follow during the year. Ours is the only film award of the country that is judged exclusively by film journalists and is also the first B2B/Industry to Industry award ceremony of the year. This year, the theme of the award ceremony is ‘Content is the king vs Audience is the king’. We are trying to explore a new theme that celebrates recent legacies and progressive thinking and vision. Three talented actors will host the show with a roller coaster ride of last year’s releases,” said the WBFJA secretary. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere will be seventeen award categories in the Popular segment, eight award categories in the Technical Award segment and a Lifetime Achievement Award. The nomination categories are Best Film, Best Director (In the memory of late Hiralal Sen), Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Actor in Comic Role, Best Music, Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Playback Singer (Female), Best Background Score, Most Promising Director, Most Promising Actor, Most Promising Actress, Most Popular Film of the Year, Most Popular Actor of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award (in the name of Satyajit Ray). Award categories for the Technical segment are Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Lyricist, Best Art Director, Best Sound Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Makeup Artist. WBFJA is the first digitally broadcast event of the east. The principle which WBFJA wants to maintain in this award ceremony is ‘Better Judgment, Better Evaluation and Better Recognition’. Senco Gold and Real Reel have come forward to support the initiative.last_img read more

Setting sail for success incentive cruises reward top producers for TPI TravelOnly

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Sphere, TPI, TravelOnly Share Networking, good times and the opportunity to celebrate the year’s successes: top-producing home-based agents from two of Canada’s best-known host agencies, TPI and TravelOnly, got all this and more on recent cruises with AmaWaterways.On TPI’s fourth annual Chairman’s Circle trip, 15 of TPI’s top producing agents sailed the serene waters of Vietnam and Cambodia for an AmaWaterways cruise on the Mekong River.Hosted by TPI CEO and President, Morris Chia, the trip rewarded the exceptional performance of the invited agents and allowed them to experience AmaWaterways – one of TPI’s preferred suppliers – first-hand. The seven-night river cruise aboard the AmaDara, sailing the ‘Vietnam, Cambodia, & the Riches of the Mekong’ itinerary, was part of an all-expenses paid trip for the agents.The cruise started in Ho Chi Minh City and then it was on to Phnom Penh and further up the Mekong and beyond to the renowned Angkor temples including Angkor Wat. Next year’s Chairman’s Circle trip will be a cruise with Crystal Cruises, said Chia.TravelOnly’s President’s Club at Juno BeachTravelOnly’s President’s Club onboard AmaLyraChia said it was “truly my honour to have hosted our top achievers for this once-in-a-lifetime voyage as we recognize their commitment to success.”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe TPI Chairman’s Circle trip is part of TPI’s larger Velocity travel advisor recognition program and recognizes the successes of TPI’s highest-producing travel advisors.TravelOnly’s top producers were also feted with a cruise, with members of TravelOnly’s President’s Club sailing the beautiful Seine in France aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra. There were stops in Paris, Vernon, Caudbec-en-caux, Rouen, Les Andelys and Conflans, with a special reading of ‘In Flanders Fields’ on Juno Beach.Although the President’s Club trip started as a reward for top performers, “over the years it has evolved into something much more”, allowing members to collaborate on their business strategies, challenges and opportunities, including ways they can work with suppliers to provide the best possible experiences for their clients, said TravelOnly President Gregory Luciani.Preferred partners including Celebrity Cruises, Sunwing Vacations, NCL and TravelBrands joined the team onboard to share their expertise.“A trip of a lifetime,” was how President’s Club member Karen Gill described her experience, adding that seeing Juno Beach was “literally life changing”.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthLuciani says The President’s Club trip also serves as a great motivator for up-and-coming TravelOnly Associates who look to this group for mentorship and advice as they grow their businesses. “After only a few hours back on home soil, many were posting about their experiences, newly inspired to reach this pinnacle of success once more in 2017.”Luciani gave his congratulations to the entire President’s Club:  Dashnor Hasku, Bujar Zejnullahu, Brian Kendrick, Barbara Scrocco and Robert Rizzo, Pat Probert and Mary de Almeida, Karen Gill, Anie Chevrier-Huot, Kevin Visser, Holly McBean and Pauline Blacoe. Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Setting sail for success: incentive cruises reward top producers for TPI, TravelOnly Wednesday, May 17, 2017 last_img read more

CIE Tours April Sale covers Ireland Scotland England Wales Italy

first_imgCIE Tours’ April Sale covers Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales & Italy Tags: CIE Tours, Promotions Monday, April 8, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Share TORONTO — CIE Tours’ April Sale takes 10% off select, all-inclusive guided vacations through Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and Italy.Tour departures must be booked by April 22 and run through peak summer travel dates. The promo code is APR1910C.Sample tours, with pre-discount starting rates, include:Irish Spirit: 8 days, starting at Can$2,903 per person – An introduction to the east and west coasts of southern Ireland, including Galway, Connemara and Mayo, plus two nights at the luxury Lodge at Ashford.Irish Classic: 13 days, starting at $4,293 person – The architectural and natural wonders of Ireland with visits to can’t-miss destinations, including Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher and Giant’s Causeway.Best of Britain: 10 days, starting at $3,654 per person – A comprehensive tour of England, Wales and Scotland, spanning Britain’s great cities and the charming old towns of the British countryside.Highlights of Britain: 15 days, starting at $5,396 per person – Explores some of Britain’s most popular sites, including Stonehenge, London, Edinburgh Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace.Scottish Dream: 8 days, starting at $2,552 per person – Castle tours, a trip to picturesque Isle of Skye and the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.Taste of Italy: 7 days, starting at $2,903 per person – Venice, Florence and Rome featuring Italy’s top sights, culinary highlights and hidden gems.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsFor more information see cietours.com. Posted bylast_img read more