LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gilas Pilipinas national team sing the national anthem. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas may be a long way from home, but Filipinos in Lebanon have not failed to make the national team feel it was still playing on its home floor.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img It’s no surprise that the undermanned Gilas Pilipinas has been playing with full of heart of in the continental championships, already taking out powerhouse China and a taller Iraq side to clinch the top seed in Group B.Photographers from Fiba.com were able to capture the heartwarming sight of Gilas Pilipinas’ cheering squad in action.Cheering hard for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comFilipinos in Lebanon let our cheers in support of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo gets some love from Filipino fans after the game vs Iran. Photo from Fiba.comRomeo, who has been starring for Gilas Pilipinas, take photos with fans. Photo from Fiba.comJapeth Aguilar mingles with Filipino fans.Gilas Pilipinas wave to Filipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comFilipino fans react after a play. Photo from Fiba.comMatthew Wright nails a triple—and Filipino fans explode in cheers. Photo from Fiba.comWith game all but decided against Iraq, Filipino fans take photos with Gabe Norwood and Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comThe Filipino gallery at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex. Photo from Fiba.comRising star Christian Standhardinger takes fun photos with Filipino fans. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas bids the crowd goodbye after the big win over China. Photo from Fiba.comMore FIlipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comArmed with banners and flags, Filipino fans in Beirut cheer for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The support for Gilas Pilipinas from overseas Filipinos has been overwhelming so far in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup. For the past two games, we’ve seen and heard them cheer their hearts out—something you can’t miss when you’re watching on your television here in the Philippines—and shower the players with love.READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaFEATURED 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’With games scheduled on weekdays, most of them must’ve taken a day off work just to watch at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. They may have not been able to fill the entire stadium, but they were loud enough to make it feel like they did.READ: Gilas sews up QF berth  View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Giants lose first series in more than a month, face post-deadline pitching challenge

first_imgPHILADELPHIA —  Instead of opting to rip up the foundation and spend the rest of the year rebuilding, the Giants’ front office kept the team’s core intact at Wednesday’s trade deadline.Three veteran relievers were shipped out and replaced with younger arms, but the Giants held onto ace Madison Bumgarner, closer Will Smith and several more of their most valuable assets.The result of the Giants’ deadline deals are team that still believes it has enough talent to compete for a playoff berth and …last_img read more

Kathrada ‘misses Madiba’ as South Africa votes

first_img7 May 2014 Liberation struggle stalwart and long-time friend of the late Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, said he felt Madiba’s absence especially strongly as he voted in the country’s fifth democratic elections on Wednesday. “We miss him, not only today, but all the time,” Kathrada said after casting his vote at the University of Witswatersrand education campus in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday morning. “But he was a human being, and the time comes when human beings are no longer with us. “The policy that [Mandela] was wedded to is firmly in place,” Kathrada said. “Although we miss him, we know President Zuma and his fellow executive members are carrying out the policy that is laid down by the [African National Congress], the same policy that Madiba and President Mbeki carried out.” When Kathrada arrived at the voting station, he was delayed as young people asked him to pose for pictures with them. Kathrada smiled patiently as many youngsters took turns using their camera phones. Afterwards, Kathrada said it was important for young South Africans to vote. “They must exercise their vote. Many people sacrificed their lives to be able to vote, and particularly we appeal to the young people, because it is their future.” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile, on a visit to the Parktown polling station, said he was happy with how smoothly voting had gone so far. “I am very happy. I voted at Buccleuch Primary School, and already at 6am when I was there the queues were starting. It shows that that there is no voter apathy in South Africa. People are very active, and it is good for democracy.” Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Weekly Names Deputy Governor as Person of the Year

first_img Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA #MagneticNewsMedia#DGPersonoftheyear Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#DGPersonoftheyear, #MagneticNewsMediacenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 13, 2017 –  Deputy Governor Anya Williams is the Turks and Caicos Weekly News Person of the year.   The article which features the Grand Turk native as scholar, an icon and a diplomat praises her for juggling a demanding job which gives her responsibility for some 1,700 civil servants and her personal life as a wife and mother of three with, and I quote, “dignity, distinction and integrity”.DG Anya Williams at the age of 36, holds the top position of any woman in the TCI and this year marks her 14th year in TCIG.   Part her of childhood was spent in Canada, her parents are Dennis and Deborah Swann and among her educational accolades is a Masters Degree from Florida International University in Accounting, and Associate’s Degree in Law, English and Accounting; the Deputy Governor completed her time at university in the top 10% with a 3.9GPA.Hon Anya Williams called the accolade by the TC Weekly News an honor and privilege. Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Were not legends yet – Gerrard

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard insists he and his players are not legends yet as they stand on the brink of an European record.Victory or a draw against Spartak Moscow on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League and this current team will reach 11 successive European games unbeaten in a single season, surpassing the record set by Walter Smith’s team of 1992/93 campaign.Gerrard insists his side are nowhere near the level of the great Rangers teams of the past, however, his only concern is that the team remain top of their Europa League group at the halfway point after games against Villareal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak.Speaking about the chance to make a small slice of history, Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail:‘I wasn’t aware of that stat. It’s news to me, to be honest.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Milestones like that are always nice, but it’s not our focus.”“And listen, we’re not ready to be spoken about in the same breath as successful teams in the past.”“We are nowhere near ready to be put on a par with teams like that. We cannot be spoken about in the same breath as that. We have a long, long way to go.”“We are on the back of a nice run in Europe. We need to protect that and try and extend it for as long as possible. But in terms of putting us back alongside teams of ten years ago or 20 years ago then we’re not ready for that yet.”last_img read more

Army Installations Install Microgrids to Improve Energy Resilience

first_imgThe Army continues to gain experience using microgrids in a variety of settings as its installations strive to reach energy independence, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, said during a panel discussion at the Newseum last week.To date the Army has about 100 microgrids, but only some are smart ones that rely on renewable energy sources to manage an installation’s energy load, reported the Army News Service.Last month, Fort Drum, N.Y., successfully tested its microgrid to confirm that it could provide power to the post if the commercial power grid went down. The installation houses a biomass energy plant that supplies all of the post’s energy needs and some of the surrounding communities’ from wood chips and shrub willow located nearby.At Fort Carson, Colo., the Army has partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to install a solar-powered microgrid and vehicle-to-grid storage, which uses the post’s vehicle fleet to store and generate power for the microgrid. When the vehicles are parked, they either receive electricity from the microgrid or, if they have excess energy, they return it to the microgrid.Fort Hunter-Liggett, Calif., plans to expand a microgrid that uses solar energy and currently serves five buildings.“We’ve got enough background knowledge, lessons learned and pilot studies,” Hammack said. “It’s time to move on this.”The Army’s effort has been slowed, though, by the varied policies in each state — and among utilities — governing turning on and off microgrids, how a utility communicates to its customers, how new technologies are incorporated and net metering, according to the story. As a result, the Army has been forced to take multiple approaches, hampering its rollout, she said.To learn more about innovative projects designed to sustain and improve energy and water resources, be sure to attend the DoD/Federal Energy & Water Forum, co-hosted by ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships on Dec. 16 in Washington, D.C. For more information and to register, visit the event website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Landing F35A Squadrons to Trigger Construction Boom at Eielson AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force will need to spend up to $500 million at Eielson Air Force Base over the next five years to prepare the installation to host two squadrons of F-35A Lightning IIs.Eielson will need new hangars, munitions igloos and recreational facilities, along with an upgraded south entrance, following the Air Force’s decision earlier this week to base its first operational overseas F-35As at the installation located 26 miles south of Fairbanks.Officials are planning 46 construction, remodeling and demolition projects between this fall and the scheduled arrival of the first jets in 2020, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.About $37 million in construction is planned for this year, followed by $296 million in projects in 2017, said 354th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Mike Winkler. The next year also figures to be busy, with an estimated $200 million in planned construction, Winkler said.Adding two squadrons of the Air Force’s most advanced fifth-generation fighter aircraft would boost Eielson’s population to 7,751, a gain of 1,563 military and civilian personnel. To accommodate the extra airmen and their families, other installation services may need to be expanded as well.A larger base exchange, for example, may be necessary, Winkler said. He also broached the possibility of opening a craft brewery on the installation.“Regardless of whether it ends up being a brewery or something else, with the additional population here, we’re going to be looking to bring other quality-of-life initiatives down here,” he said.Construction on the first project, a six-bay flight simulator building, is expected to begin in September, according to the story.last_img read more

Delta Plan gateway to widen ties on maritime dev Dutch envoy

first_imgDutch ambassador to Bangladesh Harry Verweij interacts with diplomatic reporters at ‘DCAB Talk’ in Dhaka on Sunday, 5 May 2019. Photo UNBThe Netherlands has said the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 will be one of the important gateways to galvanise their efforts in broadening the scope of bilateral cooperation in areas like maritime development and inland water transport, reports UNB.”Bangladeshi and the Dutch are longtime friends. We’ve a lot in common. The most prominent similarity is that we’re low-lying nations where big rivers end in the sea. We’re Delta nations,” Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh Harry Verweij told diplomatic correspondents at ‘DCAB Talk’ in Dhaka on Sunday.He said the Netherlands private sector hopefully can play a role in these areas and Dutch companies are currently engaged in port development in Chittagong and Payra.At the same time, the ambassador said, the Netherlands supports capacity development and knowledge generation for maritime development.Verweij said their experience has led to a fundamental Dutch commitment to Bangladesh on its long-term vision for development –the Delta Plan. “It’s close to both of our hearts and minds.”The cooperation on the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 is not just a potentiality for a distant future but a reality at this very moment, he said.At present, Dutch and Bangladeshi teams are working together making coordinated implementation of the plan possible.”We’re providing know-how through our specialised government agencies, our knowledge institutes and our private sectors,” said the Dutch ambassador.Terming Bangladesh a vibrant country with the positive economic development and impressive growth figures, the envoy said within the context of their relationship and the newly formulated strategy, the key word is transition.Bangladesh and the Netherlands are enjoying 46 years of bilateral relations.As Bangladesh has become a middle-income country, and will graduate out of the group of the least developed countries, Verweij said the Netherlands are transitioning policies towards Bangladesh.”No longer will the main focus be on development cooperation and a donor-recipient relationship only. We see Bangladesh as an equal partner,” he said.In this regard, the ambassador said, their focus will be on aid to trade, and Bangladesh’s upward growth fits in with their role.He said the Netherlands will pay more attention to identifying and integrating alternative and innovative forms of funding.”Our ambition is to be seen as a partner for finding multidisciplinary solutions that build a better future for all, thereby increasing trade and foreign investment,” he said.The ambassador said Bangladesh is a country with a young population and fertile ground of young entrepreneurs.”Indeed, the strength of the country lies in younger generation and we should all tap in. A positive image should be the key message. This is a country with opportunities,” he added.Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) arranged the event at the auditorium of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS). DCAB president Raheed Ejaz and general secretary Nurul Islam Hasib also spoke on the occasion.last_img read more

SC Aadhaar verdict vindicates my stand Mamata

first_imgMilan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement upholding its validity but restricting it to disbursement of social benefits, saying it vindicates her stand. “People should have some rights. If bank and mobile phones are linked to Aadhaar card then everything about the person will come into public domain. That this logic is correct and irrefutable has been proved today,” Banerjee told the media here. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “We don’t compromise or raise questions on government security or internal security. But if my account number becomes public, I may be cheated. This has already happened in ATM transactions,” said Banerjee, who is visiting Italy in a bid to rope in investment for her state. Similarly, if the mobile phone number is linked to Aadhaar, “then the messages you send, or the calls you make, all information gets leaked”. Calling the verdict a victory of the people, she said she has neither linked her bank account nor her mobile number to Aadhaar and have also asked people not to do so. In a majority judgment, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra held that Aadhaar would be voluntary and not mandatory with an option to exit.last_img read more

Photos Pope leads Catholics into Easter with vigil Mass

first_img Pope Francis baptizes a faithful during the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli WhatsApp SharePrint Priests attend the Easter vigil Mass led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli A general view of the Easter vigil Mass led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Pope Francis holds the Bible as he leads the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Cardinals arrive for the Easter vigil Mass led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Pope Francis leads the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casillicenter_img Pope Francis leads the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Pope Francis leads the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God.The largest church in Christendom was dark at the start of the long service as the pope carved into a candle the numbers of the year 2019 and the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet – Alpha and Omega – signifying that God is the beginning and end of all things.Easter, the most important day in the Church’s liturgical calendar, commemorates the day Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead.Francis, marking his seventh Easter season as pope, wove his homily around the Bible account of the women who went to Jesus’ tomb only to find it empty and the large stone that had sealed  it had been cast away.“God takes away even the hardest stones against which our hopes and expectations crash: death, sin, fear, worldliness,” he said.“There is another stone that often seals the heart shut: the stone of sin. Sin seduces; it promises things easy and quick, prosperity and success, but then leaves behind only solitude and death. Sin is looking for life among the dead, for the meaning of life in things that pass away,” he said.During the Mass, Francis welcomed eight adult converts into the Church, conferring on them the sacraments of baptism and confirmation. They were from Italy, Albania, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru.On Sunday, the 82-year-old leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics is due to say a Mass in St. Peter’s Square and read the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (To The City and The World) message. Pope Francis baptizes a faithful during the Easter vigil Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Nuns await the Easter vigil Mass led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 1 of 11last_img read more