Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—Kirstie Elaine Alora has one more passion outside of taekwondo: Playing the popular video game Dota or Defense of the Ancient.An all-time favorite among Filipino youth, the computer game has been added as a demonstration sport in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Aimag) next month in Turkmenistan.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES 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) Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Perez leads Heroes side, Bolick heads Saints roster in NCAA All-Stars Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Alora, if her schedule permits, just might wear two hats for Team Philippines in the Aimag, fighting in the taekwondo mat and at the same time slugging it out on the keyboard.The 27-year-old-old Alora said playing Dota relaxes her from the grind of taekwondo training.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’“I enjoy playing it,” said Alora, who, in 2005 as a 15-year-old SEA Games rookie, rocked the competition after she captured the gold medal. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
Dr. Maureen L. Davis, Presiding Prelate, Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches, United States of America is on a mission visit to Liberia.Dr. Davis last visited Liberia in the early 1980s. She had come along with her Grand Mother—Lena Thomas—then Presiding Bishop of the same Church, more than 30 years ago.“I did not know then that I was going to be in Grandma’s position today,” she told the Daily Observer Wednesday, January 30, in an exclusive interview.Bishop Davis further told the Observer that she was excited to be back in Liberia.Dr. Davis, who presides over at least seven churches and church-related institutions in Liberia, visited churches and missions in Liberia, partnering with the Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches.Some of the Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches’ partner churches in Liberia are Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Harbel; Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Thinker Village, Paynesville; Higher Grounds International Ministries, Duport Road, Paynesville;Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Center Street, Monrovia andGates of Heaven Agape Ministries, Headquarters, Congo Town.Others are Jesus Christ Children’s Ministry, White Plains and Agape International Outreach Ministries, Social Welfare Branch, Liberia.Dr. Davis, who is set to depart on February 2, broke ground for the construction of Bishop Lena Thomas Academy in Bong County, Bishop Lena Thomas Children’s Village consisting of four dormitories in Robertsville, White Plains, Montserrado County and the construction of a multi-purpose Gates Agape church complex in Congo Town, Monrovia.Touching on how the funds would be raised for these projects, the Gates of Heaven Presiding Prelate said the funds would be raised by members of her churches in Liberia and the US. She also stated that they are going to work along with Bong County Representative George S. Mulbah, who donated the land to them, to help raise some fund for the project in Bong.She also stated that her Churches will do all they can to help in the rebuilding process of Liberia, which is recovering from a 14-year brutal and destructive civil conflict.Bishop Davis intoned that her Grandmother, who came to Liberia in the 1970s, had a heart for Liberia and its children and so she (Bishop Davis) would do all she can to help mold the minds of Liberian children after the love of Jesus Christ.“We want to use our schools and churches to evangelize the people,” she added.The groundbreaking ceremony in Bong was graced by Education Minister Etmonia Tarpeh and Rep. George Mulbah, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Reports have emerged that Edinson Cavani has asked his representatives to scope out a move to the Premier League.Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all expressed an interested in the Paris Saint-Germain forward in recent years.But, after the Uruguayan flopped at the World Cup in Brazil it appears Red Devils fans aren’t so keen on seeing Cavani moving to Old Trafford in the coming weeks.talkSPORT brings you some of the best reaction on Twitter to the rumours… 1 Edinson Cavani
Dougie Freedman has been appointed as Nottingham Forest’s new manager with immediate effect, replacing Stuart Pearce who was dismissed earlier on Sunday.The former Crystal Palace boss will be tasked with making Forest genuine promotion contenders, after a dismal run of just one win in 11 matches.Freedman, who played for the Reds between 1998 to 2000, left Bolton by mutual consent in October with the club 23rd in the Championship.In an official club statement, chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “I would like to place on record my gratitude to Stuart Pearce for all his endeavours during his time as manager of Nottingham Forest.My decision to relieve Stuart of his duties is the hardest footballing decision I have ever made.I came to that decision after a long conversation with Stuart about the best next step for the club. Unfortunately, recent results convinced me it was best to pursue alternative managerial options. I hope our supporters understand my decision.” Dougie Freedman 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “There’s just something different about the Whittier College crowd,” said Rafael, 16, a junior. “In high school, everyone’s just thinking about the football team. But when we go there, it’s a whole different feeling – they get into what we’re doing.” “It’s basically an honor to play for a college football team,” Rafael said. “What other high-school band do you know that plays for a college?” At the same time, says Glenda Hilliard, a 1970 Whittier College graduate, the Pioneer High students are doing more than filling the gap of a school marching band – they’re playing a pivotal role in helping pump up the college’s football program. “Years ago, everyone on Saturday night would come to the college for the football game – it was a real center of activity for the community,” Hilliard said. “And now, we’re putting forth a brand new effort to put Whittier College football back on the map,” Hilliard said. “The Pioneer band is part of that revitalization, so it’s a win-win all the way around.” WHITTIER — Many of these students won’t be graduating from Pioneer High School until at least next June, but marching band members are already getting firsthand experience at what life could be like after high school. And what they’ve discovered is this, said Pioneer drum major Edward Rafael: It’s a whole other ballgame once you hit college. Literally. For a couple of years now, Rafael, his two fellow drum majors and about 50 other band students have stepped in to fill the gap at Whittier College football games, providing music and entertainment for the Poets supporters who gather for the college’s Saturday home games. Pioneer Band Director Craig McKenzie, 27, said the main reason he agreed to have the group play at Whittier College’s games was to expose his students to the college-going culture to make them realize “It’s doable, and fun. Actually getting to go to a college makes them think it’s a more attainable goal.” “Plus,” McKenzie said, “I enjoy what our band can do at football games – we get to play long and short songs and stuff that’s more interesting, the more entertaining side of music. “They get to be loud, get the energy up for the audience,” he said. “I think it’s a lot of fun for the kids, and at the same time, a good exposure of our program to the community.” When the college was looking for a band to entertain at football games, the call went out to several high schools. But only Pioneer responded, Hilliard said, and McKenzie offered to do it at no cost. Even the school’s all-male dance squad performs at the college games, McKenzie said. The Pioneer students were also given Whittier College T-shirts to wear during their performances. Pioneer High junior and band drum major Luis Ortiz, 16, said the experience has made him feel confident with “what to expect with the atmosphere on a college campus.” “They appreciate what we do,” said Ortiz, a junior. “I think we’re a good band and we entertain people and it’s nice to get recognized for what we do. “And I’d definitely give up every Saturday to make music like this,” he said. “Because that’s what I do.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THE start of the 18th Annual Church Hill Fair tomorrow will be a welcome boost for one local charity – they are to get all the proceeds from it.Donegal Pet Rescue say they are delighted that funds raised throughout the event will help them care for abandoned animals throughout the county.The fair starts on Wednesday with a cycle race and gaelic match with a car treasure hunt on Thursday. And that’s all before the official opening on Friday!There will be loads of events throughout the weekend including Water Zorbing, Fun Fair, Glenveagh Bridle Path Walk, Sheep Dog Trials, Dog Show, Duck Race, Home Baking Competition, Football Match, Kids Fun & Games, Children’s Fishing Competition,Live music, Medieval Weapons & Forge, Arts & Crafts, Irish Dancing, Road Races, Fancy Dress, Sheep Shearing, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Birds of Prey, Education Walk & Crafts by Glenveagh Education Team – the list goes on!For more details see www.facebook.com/DonegalPetRescue or contact Wilkins: 074 913 7019, McClaffertys 074 913 7018, Callaghans 074 913 7329 ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR TO BENEFIT DONEGAL PET RESCUE was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR TO BENEFIT DONEGAL PET RESCUE
Rose won €45,000 on the showTHREE Donegal players on Winning Streak are on their way home to the county tonight with combined winnings of €116,000!That’s more than the IDA invested in the county last year.Pensioner Rose McLaughlin, from the Isle of Doagh, got off to a flying start by winning €30,000 cheered on by ten grandchildren and seven brothers! That was already €13,000 more than son John won – also in the audience – when he appeared on the show a couple of years ago.Engineer Davy Russell from Newtowncunningham got his hands on €10,000 in the first round after his luck ran out on his first number, while Margaret McGlynn from Trentaboy, Drumkeen, bagged himself a car worth €30,000!In the High Low Share game – each of them was given €10,000 more to share before taking the total to €40,000 thanks to Margaret.The next number failed, before Rose had the easy option of going lower on 21. Dad-of-one Davy (with another one on the way in July) then went lower on No 15, but got No16.They all got another €14,000 each from the €70,000 win.Margaret ended up with €15k and a car worth €30k, a total of €45k.Rose had €45k by the end and Davy had €26k.Donegal’s luck ran out when it came to Spinning the Wheel, but all three are on their way home tonight very happy. THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS ON WINNING STREAK SCOOP €116,000 was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DrumkeenIsle of DoaghNewtowncunninghamRTEwinnersWinning Streak
Virgin Australia has swung back into the red in the first quarter of 2017 as it faced the same subdued conditions in the Australian domestic market that have affected Qantas.Australia’s second biggest carrier reported net loss for the quarter of $A34.6m, including the impact of restructuring charges under the group’s Better Business program. It’s underlying pre-tax loss was $A3.6m.Virgin is disproportionately affected by a lack-lustre domestic market because that is where most of its flying takes place.The airline said the cost-cutting program was already generating savings, expected to increase to $300 million per year by the end of the 2019 financial year, and it was actively managing capacity in response to the trading environment.“During the quarter, total available seat kilometres declined 0.5 per cent and total sectors flown declined 2.3 per cent on the prior corresponding period,’’ it said. ”The Group will continue to exercise disciplined capacity management in line with trading conditions.’’The update showed group passenger numbers increased by 4.8 per cent and the airline’s revenue load factor increased by 2 percentage points, while costs fell.The group has about 90 per cent of its fuel consumption hedged in the current financial year and said it had boosted its hedging program for fiscal 2018 to take advantage of lower fuel prices and protect against future increases.“The Group continues to drive structural change in its cost base through ongoing cost-saving activities and new efficiency initiatives under the Better Business program,’’ it said. “This includes the fleet simplification programme and organisational rightsizing.’’Traffic statistics revealed domestic passenger numbers were up 3.9 per cent with capacity growth flat at 0.6 per cent and the load factor up 2.9 pts.Changes to services to Bali and a refurbishment program for the airline’s Boeing 777s saw passenger numbers tumble 8.6 per cent with passenger loads unchanged.Tigerair Australia passenger numbers rose 18.6 per cent on the previous year and load factors rose 2.8 points.
Here’s how you can get involved with the guests on Play Your Part episode nine.“Lebone” is Sesotho for “light”. Avril Snyman works at the non-profit organisation, Lebone Village, which helps to bring hope, dignity and support by providing holistic care to vulnerable children, youth, their families and people affected by poverty. Most of the children are orphaned through HIV and Aids. (Images: Play Your Part)Brand South Africa reporterYou can lend a hand to initiatives such as Lebone Village, which is featured on this week’s episode of the Play Your Part television series.This is number nine of the 26-episode series, hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane. The episode that features Lebone Village is aired on Saturday, 4 November 2017.Here’s how you can get involved with the guests:Avril SnymanSnyman and her team run Lebone Village, outside Bloemfontein. There are five centres in the village, namely Lebone House, Lebone Agriculture, Lebone Skills Centre, Lebone Counselling and Lebone Edu-Centre. They each serve a specific purpose. Lebone Agriculture, for example, provides for the children’s and community’s food and nutritional needs through gardens and raising chickens for eggs.Contact details:Website: www.lebonevillage.comTwitter: @lebonevillageMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaNtshona-Sakupwanya is the general manager of the communication and marketing department at The Innovation Hub. It is wholly owned by the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, and falls under the Gauteng provincial government. It offers a variety of incubation programmes and connects hi-tech entrepreneurs with industry professionals, academics and venture capitalists.Contact detailsWebsite: www.theinnovationhub.comTwitter: @InnovHub or FacebookLufefe NomjanaLufefe NomjanaNomjana, known as the Spinach King, started his business in 2011 with just R40. He made his first spinach bread at a neighbour’s house. Over the years he has scaled his business into a range of bakeries, eateries and a food delivery service.His products include spinach bread, spinach muffins and spinach smoothies.Contact detailsWebsite: www.spinachking.co.zaTwitter: @EspinacaInno or FacebookPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Groundspeak Lackeys to Attend Mega-Events in Eight CountriesGroundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. this year to share smiles, shake hands and make geocaching memories at more than a dozen Mega-Events worldwide. We’d love to meet you and to hear your geocaching stories! Come find a Lackey at one of these Mega-Events:Illinois, USA – MOGA (Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure)Bussum, Netherlands – Geocaching Multi Event 2011Oeiras, Portugal – 11 Years! Oeiras – PortugalNew York, USA – ASP GeoBash 6Ontario, Canada – COG Spring FlingSalzburg, Austria – Pinzgau 2011Pennsylvania, USA – GeoWoodstock IXOhio, USA – Midwest GeobashWales, UK – Mega Wales 2011Wisconsin, USA – West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$hHQ in Washington State, USA – Groundspeak Block PartyNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – Geocoinfest EuropaCatalunya, Spain – Mega Event CatalunyaSouth Carolina, USA – GeocoinfestWe hope to attend even more Mega-Events next year!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related11 Years! Oeiras – A Mega-Event Portuguese StyleMay 16, 2011In “Community”A Lackey’s “Thank You” after Attending a Mega-EventApril 1, 2011In “Community”7 Tips to Attending a Mega-EventOctober 26, 2011In “Community”