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It was a Winter Solstice to remember this afternoon as Eastleigh citizens who only a few weeks earlier had expressed their disappointment at the size of the ice rink supplied by the council for the annual 'winter carnivala€™ were just as amazed to see the entire town centre transformed into a skating rink the size of which Top Rank would have been proud of.
Heavy sleet and freak snow showers, on top of the prevailing freezing conditions, brought the evening rush hour to a virtual standstill and closed the only runway at Eastleigh (Southampton) Airport. Allbrook Knowle, Eastleigh's highest point, quickly became a cresta run for pedestrians and cyclists descending on the ungritted surface, into a snow laden Boyatt Wood which could have easily passed for a slightly downmarket St Moritz. A Satellite parked in geo-stationary orbit 20,000 miles above the Congo has discovered a large mysterious hole in Eastleigh Town Centre!
The photo, reproduced below, clearly shows a barren wasteland, measuring a couple of acres, bordered by Leigh Rd and Sopwith Rd and normally hidden from the curious gaze of passers-by. At the time the Pirelli buildings were demolished - after protracted consultation and a series of public meetings - it was agreed that the developers would be able to build on the site provided they set aside land for business premises to provide 320 local jobs -thereby offsetting the loss of jobs from the Caustons and Pirelli factories and providing employment for the influx of new homeowners onto the housing estates that replaced them.
A spokesman for the planning department of Eastleigh Borough Council today confirmed that the site has been vacant for 5 years and that planning permission would expire in September although there was no indication from the developers as to whether they would be trying to start work on the site before then.
A Satellite parked in geo-stationary orbit 20,000 miles above the Congo has discovered a large mysterious hole in Eastleigh Town Centre!The photo, reproduced below, clearly shows a barren wasteland, measuring a couple of acres, bordered by Leigh Rd and Sopwith Rd and normally hidden from the curious gaze of passers-by. Ancient MeteoriteIt was thought that this may have been evidence of a 'Tunguska' style event. Data just released by the Office for National Satistics show Eastleigh residents are in the grip of a 1970's revival as up to 2000 people struggle to live on A?64.30 a week. That is all the former Railway Towns jobseekers, the number of which has almost doubled in the last year, have to look forward to by way of Unemployment Benefit.
However the scheme is still proving popular with up to a 100 new people signing on every week. Eastleigh Ballroom fans have been told to a€?Foxtrot Oscara€™ by their landlords, Eastleigh Borough Council, who are evicting them from the Leigh Ballroom after 30 years of competitive dancing which had placed the Leigh Road hall on the international dance map.However the popular venue, home to current UK Professional Latin Dance Champions Alex and Lisa Ivanets, is sited directly opposite the council owned and subsidised a€?The Pointa€™ Dance studios located in the former old Town Hall. Eastleigh Ballroom fans have been told to a€?Foxtrot Oscara€™ by their landlords, Eastleigh Borough Council, who are evicting them from the Leigh Ballroom after 30 years of competitive dancing which had placed the former Leigh Road drill hall on the international dance map.
This morning Lisa Ivanets was speaking from her dancewear shop a€?Spotlighta€™ on Passfield Avenue, on the implications for her dancewear business should the ballroom close as planned on January 10th without an alternative venue. She also disclosed that to date, the council had not offered any alternative venue or discount on the use of the a€?Pointa€™ facilities. It has been reported that over A?600,000 will be spent to convert the hall into a youth club - just a year after a purpose built youth centre on Nightingale Ave was bulldozed to make way for flats. A recent Freedom of information request has also revealed that The Point costs nearly A?1 million a year to run and is losing A?0.5 Million a year. In total, including the recent refit, the point has cost a shocking A?4 million in the last 3 years. Meanwhile, supporters point out that the Leigh Ballroom has been a profitable business which has produced world class dancers without a single penny of Council Taxpayers money used to subsidise it. Twelve young people who courageously put the skills that they learnt in Scouting into dramatic effect have been recognised by The Scout Association. Shortly before her mother died, Kerena cared for her five year old brother, Ben, keeping him occupied and entertained, leaving her parents time to spend together. Kerenaa€™s father, Steve, said, 'Kerena has shown a great deal of bravery as she keeps our family life as normal as possible, especially for her younger brother. Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said, 'These Scouts have shown great bravery and their acts are an inspiration to many.
Learn the skill of eye contact flirting with a woman simply by embracing your playful mindset and transferring your flirty, playful ideas about the woman from your eyes directly into hers. Learn the skill of eye contact flirting with a woman by embracing your own playful mindset and transferring your own flirty, playful thoughts about the female from your eyes directly into hers.
Getting a little does of actuality can be a good thing every now and again, particularly when dealing with issues relating to relationships. You have to do more than just admit to the fact that you still have love for your ex girlfriend if you want to win her back. When you feel like you want your ex girlfriend to come back, it’ s simple to feel like that should be more than enough and forget about the fact that it has to flow both ways.
This can be a mistake that is often made any time a guy feels like he still is hopelessly in love with an ex girlfriend.
When you really feel just like you still love someone, you want to inform them and you want to hear them say that they feel the same way.
Brides start to hunt for their ideal wedding dress almost immediately after the engagement. Comment on the relatives hotness of her body type (good or bad will do) before the drinks arrive. Opinion that her sun dress seems like the exact pattern from your mom’ s i9000 living room drapes from 1975. Burp, pass gas, wipe your nose with your sleeve, and if you really want to up the ante, pick your nose.
It must be great for you: your boobies are so small you don’ t even need to wear a utm?rkt! Be extremely indecisive about ordering drinks and food, even where to sit, stroll or stand.
Accept as true with every single thing she says and apologize profusely for your stupidity ought to she disagrees with you. When you are desperate for a solution to a issue, you tend to blow things out of proportion and end up making a decision that you simply definitely regret immediately. The very first technique to help you last longer in a natural way, is to masturbate before sexual intercourse. Another reason why masturbation works so well in your favor is really because it puts your body into a stage known as the refractory stage. The next technique to help you to achieve a longer and stronger stamina, is to implement techniques that will save you in the knick of time.
You don’ t have to rely on pills, creams or even sprays in order to get the results that you are within looking for.
There is no sense in investing hundreds of dollars on medications that you simply cannot trust. To make things easier for both you and your partner, try following some of these natural remedies for early ejaculation today. The first natural remedy which will give you the same results as a desensitizing cream is to use a tingling lubrication instead. The final way to help you last longer in bed as early as tonight, is to masturbate before sex. More to the point this may be an extended drawn out process that may become really exasperating. Yet another disadvantage to snooping on a cheating wife or husband is the fact it could be costly.
There is something to take into consideration if you decide on your spouse which is you could get caught. While there are some serious disadvantages in order to spying on your mate there is one particular major upside and that is it will eliminate all doubt as to whether your spouse is being unfaithful. If you would like to carry out the particular spying on your own as an alternative to employing a private agent please ensure that you utilize your common sense and best judgement.
MANILA — The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) issued a circular to its flock on Wednesday, reminding them to vote as one in the May 9 elections as an exercise of their faith.
In a circular read after worship services on Wednesday, INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo emphasized to INC members the importance of their bloc vote by citing biblical passages. He said the names of the candidates for national and local positions the INC members would be united in voting for on Mondaywould be given to the members through sample ballots that would be sent to them. Escudero, erstwhile front-runner in the vice presidential race, was trailing behind his rivals Rep.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN, Roxas edged out Poe by one percentage point, for a virtual tie in second place.
But Escudero answered “no” when asked if he thinks President Benigno Aquino III and his anointed candidate will allow cheating on May 9. CEBU CITY— A supporter of a reelectionist mayor in a Cebu town was shot dead in a noon ambush on Wednesday in the municipality. The victim, 48-year-old Rene Cangmaong, a supporter of Mayor Aljun Diamante of Tubran town, Cebu, was killed on Wednesday noon, at the municipality’s upland area in Sitio Sambag, Barangay Mag-antoy. Cangmaong, a former member of the New People’s Army (NPA) based in Tuburan, was a job order employee of Tuburan, working as a market guard. SPO1 John Philip Acaso, investigator of the Tuburan police, said  that Cangmaong was with six men on board three motorcycles when they were waylaid by at least three unidentified armed men. Acaso said the armed men might have waited on a hill top as the victims, including Cagmaong, were making their way to an uphill road. While his companions scampered away, Cangmaong was left, slumped on the ground and he was allegedly shot several times.
Acaso said the five other survivors claimed that they came from the house of Diamante in Barangay Cogon. They were on their way to Barangay Kabangkalan, some 25 kilometers from the town proper, to attend a fiesta celebration when they were attacked. He said the survivors’ description of the attackers were still sketchy and they  could not say exactly how many assailants took part in the ambush.
Acaso said Labador, who sustained a gunshot wound on one of his legs, left with a certain Pepe to seek treatment.
MOSCOW — British actor Orlando Bloom, in a more serious role as goodwill ambassador for Unicef, has visited schools in eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of how the conflict there has hurt children. In video and photos released Wednesday by Unicef, Bloom plays games with children, talks to their parents and teachers and goes down into a basement that serves as a bomb shelter. The school Bloom visited in late April in Slovyansk was among the first hit by shelling when fighting broke out two years ago between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian troops.
UNICEF estimates that about 300,000 children in the conflict zone are still in need of assistance to continue their education. Romualdez, who is also the president of the Philippine Constitution Association, said Duterte’s tough talk and style of leadership in Davao were well-received by most Filipinos. The feisty mayor was known for his profanity-laced speeches and remarks, including public admissions of killing, dumping of criminals at the Manila Bay, cursing the Pope, joking about the rape of an Australian missionary and talking about his penis in front of businessmen. Duterte continues to enjoy a double-digit lead over his rivals in the presidential race, securing at least 30 percent of voter preference.
MANILA — In an attempt to disprove the accusations Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, has leveled against him, presidential hopeful Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte came up on Wednesday, with his 11 passbooks, only to allow the media to take a peek at some of his bank transaction history. In a press conference in Manila on Wednesday, the trash-talking mayor, did not show all and merely presented selected contents of his bank accounts.
He presented the bank statements for the questionable dollar and peso accounts at the Bank of the Philippine Islands on Julia Vargas Avenue.
One bank certificate issued by the BPI on March 3, 2016 certified that the joint account of Duterte and his daughter, Sara Z.
According to another a bank certificate, this account only had P17,816.98 as of March 31, 2014, three days after Duterte was supposed to have accepted P197 million as alleged by Trillanes. Duterte showed the bank statements for his dollar account, whose existence his rival, Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas, earlier tried to prove by depositing $10. The Davao mayor showed a transaction history of his dollar account, which as of April 30, 2016, contained a balance of $5, 065.33, including the $10 deposit that a staff member of Roxas had made. But the mayor had only presented documents, which covered transaction history beginning March 31, 2014. Trillanes accused Duterte of accepting eight cash deposits totaling P197 million, which were credited to Duterte’s bank account at the BPI Julia Vargas branch on his 69th birthday on March 28, 2014.
Duterte dodged the question on why he would not present a transaction history earlier than March 31, 2014, saying the BPI had refused to issue a certification. Duterte said the BSP and the AMLC never investigated his accounts for the billions of pesos going through his bank accounts as claimed by Trillanes.
The Davao mayor claimed the pastor has been his friend ever since he was a state prosecutor. He told reporters he would never accept gifts from other people except Quiboloy, owner and operator of a media outfit, a school, and other properties in Davao.
Under the Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, government officers are prohibited from accepting gifts of significant value from a person other than a member of the public officer’s immediate family. COTABATO CITY — Another transmission tower in Lanao del Sur was bombed and toppled Tuesday night, just as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced the restoration of the Agus 2 hydropower plant to the power grid. Cynthia Perez-Alabanza, NGCP spokesperson and head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, said Tower 25 in the village of Linamon in Ramain town was bombed at past 11 p.m. The same tower was bombed on Christmas Eve and it took more than three months for the NGCP to repair the structure due to right of way claim issues. Tower 25 was part of the transmission towers that transmitted 138-kilovolt Agus 2-Kibawe line.
Repair works for Tower 25 was delayed early this year due to the refusal of lot owner, the Sanbitory family, to allow NGCP field workers to restore the structure. Another example of a toppled power transmission tower in Mindanao, this time in Kabacan, North Cotabato. The military under the 103rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army deployed troops from 65th Infantry Battalion to secure the area for the restoration work. Elizabeth Ladaga, an NGCP corporate communications officer, said that as of May 4, NGCP had an 80-megawatt deficiency, and that the bombing on the tower caused power outage in some areas in Mindanao.
Asked about the performance of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” senatorial candidate and Leyte Rep.
In an INQLive interview, Romualdez said no preparations could have been sufficient for what was dubbed the strongest typhoon to ever hit land in history.
Romualdez is a cousin of Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, who has widely criticized the Aquino administration for alleged politicking amid rehabilitation efforts.
Senatorial aspirant and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said it would be appropriate for the country to adopt a two-party system to prevent disorder brought by shifting alliances especially during election season. Romualdez is seeking a Senate seat as an independent candidate, but disclosed he was considered to be in the slate of presidential aspirants Miriam Santiago, Rodrigo Duterte, Jejomar Binay and Grace Poe. In an INQLive interview on Wednesday, Romualdez said he wanted the Eastern Visayas region to have a representative in the Senate so that the constituents’ needs can be more attended to.
The lawmaker also reiterated his proposal to create a department solely for disaster response that will have its own budget and head. The release last Sunday of 10 Indonesian seafarers held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group was good news, but the kind that underlined the bad: Four more Indonesians remain in captivity, at least seven other foreigners have been abducted, and it is likely that the release was facilitated by the payment of ransom. Armed Forces of the Philippines officials also denied that any ransom had been paid to the notorious kidnap group.
The Indonesians were brought to the house of the Sulu governor on Sunday, and returned by private plane to a military base in Jakarta by early Monday. Another source asserted that the shipping company that employed the Indonesians, Patria Maritime Lines, paid the P50 million that the kidnappers were demanding. Some may argue that paying up is the only effective way to save hostages; military action in the dense terrain of Basilan and Sulu is difficult, and not a guarantee of success. Sorry experience tells us it isn’t only private parties who end up paying ransom; some governments have been known to look the other way or even actively facilitate ransom payments to effect the release of their citizens.
But the grimmer reality is that ransom payments tighten the Abu Sayyaf hold on the areas it controls.
The problem becomes worse when considered in view of the new reputation that part of southern Philippines is gaining: A possible “new Somalia,” treacherous waters where unsuspecting travellers and sailors are abducted at gunpoint and held for ransom. Tomorrow, diplomats and military officials from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia will meet to discuss the possibility of conducting joint naval patrols in the area. Last Saturday, Smart Araneta Coliseum was packed to the rafters with fans from Ateneo and La Salle, but wait, this was not a basketball game. The turnout, and the wild cheering, tell me volleyball, or at least women’s volleyball, is coming of age in the Philippines and, as sports go, taking on its own Filipino characteristics.
In previous UAAP seasons the volleyball competitions were held in the Filoil Stadium in San Juan. Also, incredibly, there were people who just wanted to watch the game, rooting for particular schools but not necessarily coming from those institutions. Volleyball was “invented” in the United States almost around the same time as basketball—in the late 19th century.  Both sports were intended as an indoor alternative to keep athletes fit.
The game’s fast pace, balls forcefully flying from one court to another, led to its new name, and the game spread quickly not just in America but throughout the world.  We got the game from the Americans and there is a curious mention in Wikipedia about how quickly the rules evolved, including “set and spike” moves already in place in 1916 in the Philippines. The rules are amazingly complicated and I have to confess that until last Saturday I was happy just watching the game.  But at the championship, I had my eldest daughter, a volleyball player herself, with me and she explained—don’t laugh—why we have five sets, and why there’s no timer on when the sets are about to end.
When I did check the Internet for descriptions of different types of serves, my anthropological interest perked up after reading about a move in Brazil called the jornada nas estrellas, “star trek,” known in English as the sky ball serve.  As the name suggests, the ball goes high, high up in the air. I suspect the appeal of volleyball to Filipinos comes in part with its speed.  Points build up quickly, even more quickly than basketball and that allows for a lot of cheering and applause. Besides the speed, we admire the stamina, admiring the athletes even after one gruelling set. This is a game that has to be watched live with all its split-second mysteries: Did the ball make it within the boundary, which means the receiving team loses a point?
Notice, too, how fortunate women volleyball players are able to express their feelings much more openly, and theatrically, than men can. Then there were the simple hugs and squealing.  Can you imagine basketball players doing the wiggle-bump and hugging? I’m wondering if, with time, we’ll adopt a new development, that of the “libero player,” each team having one such player specializing in defensive skills and wearing a different jersey color.
Volleyball will fly high in the Philippines, drawing larger crowds each year and, I hope, it will spill over to make us more internationally competitive. Meanwhile, can I call on UP supporters to cheer our teams on this Thursday in the championship round?
Many may be familiar with the “kikay kits” or make-up bags, since expanded to include coin purses, passport holders, document folders and even handbags made out of leatherette with covers woven out of cloth scraps more commonly used for doormats. These are products of an innovative social enterprise known as Rags2Riches (R2R) that sought to change the lives of women (and men) living in the urban poor community of Payatas, though it has since expanded to other communities around the country. To celebrate the opening of this store and also on the occasion of Labor Day, R2R also held a sale in all their stores (the others are in Glorietta 3, Power Plant, Podium and TriNoma) with a 20-percent discount given on items worth P600 or more. I visited the R2R store at the UP Town Center over the weekend and found a variety of products that have certainly gone a long way from the simple purses that made up the initial line. Products bear a card that carries not only the name of the artisan that handcrafted the item, but also a “back story” that tells of R2R’s beginnings and philosophy. Proudly, R2R says that “We don’t just love seeing transformation, we love being a big part of it! Most of us are now caught up in election fever, pondering our choices and even, at times, letting the fevered loyalties triggered by candidates and political parties to strain (if not break entirely) personal ties and friendships. She bases her belief, she said, in the massive showing of Roxas supporters when he arrived in Dagupan City for the last of the three presidential debates.
Later, during the debate, some 6,000 Ro-Ro supporters gathered in two viewing venues to cheer on their candidate.
Despite his populist stances, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte does not really have the welfare of the poor, especially of farmers, in mind. In his speech before the Makati Business Club, Duterte, in the course of his rambling declarations, announced that he would abolish the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) because it has not done the farmers or landowners any good.
Speaking in Filipino, Mora pointed out that agrarian reform is one of the core principles of development. While Filipino historians need to go abroad to dig up primary-source materials for their work, their task is made easier these days because of the Internet. These past few years I strayed from my Rizal and 19th-century comfort zone to explore relations with 17th-century Japan. The materials made available to researchers are fascinating because they give us the US view on Philippine political life.
The above memo may be ancient history to millennials, but it tells us there is much in Philippine elections that has not changed since the time of Manuel Quezon.
One doesn’t have to suspend reason and disbelief to understand the phenomenon of Rodrigo Duterte.
Although Duterte softens his caveman persona by disarming people with clever banter and funny jokes, thus managing to appear variously as menacing, entertaining and folksy, make no mistake: It’s his dark side that attracts people. Not surprisingly, his rising support comes not only from the poor and wretched of the earth but also from a big chunk of a frustrated and disenchanted middle class—lodged between the impoverished masses into which it fears sliding and the power elite to which it aspires to belong, with both classes impatiently clamoring for change and reform. Duterte’s incredible popularity, despite his crude blunders—such as cursing the Pope and his infamous “rape joke” made at the expense of a long dead Australian missionary—is evidently being fueled by an atavistic, primal instinct among our people who crave order and a better life under the strong arm of a man with a seeming license to kill.
By now it is crystal-clear that nothing he does to insult and mock the powers that be, our cherished institutions, and our basic sensibilities can dent his thick armor of earthy, macho one-liners and vigilante image reminiscent of Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” films, which are actually variations on the theme of Fernando Poe Jr.’s action movies, where the bad guys always end up at the receiving end of swift, avenging, extrajudicial justice.
Movie fans were thrilled by how those cinema heroes dispensed justice, street-style, thus bypassing the gridlock of US and Philippine courts and the usual conniving corrupt politicians and smart lawyers hired by criminals. Perhaps we should peer deeply in the mirror late tonight, alone and in silence, to see another side of ourselves: a brutish, lawless, immoral side lying just beneath the civilized, law-abiding, moral selves that we display to the world. On second thought, we don’t really have to go to a mirror to acknowledge that savage side lurking in all of us. Let’s admit it: In the safety of our Freudian thoughts, all of us have boiled alive corrupt politicians and other oppressors, and tarred and feathered our lesser enemies. Like moths inescapably drawn to a flame, it is the alleged cold-blooded killing of criminals that attracts Filipinos of almost all stripes to Duterte. Repudiating the spirit and gains of Edsa I, if he makes good on his promise to allow a hero’s burial for the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Governing through fear and violence, which will trigger more violence of retaliation from those harmed by it.
Honoring his pledge to stamp out crime in six months by executing thousands of suspected criminals or to abolish Congress if it interferes in his fight against criminality. Having been a foundling, she defends the rights of children, especially orphans and the poor. I am for Poe because she epitomizes the strengths of a woman: decisive and firm, holistic and nurturing, open-minded and hardworking, responsible and reliable.
Not only do we need a president who can unify our people, our next leader should also be able to iron out wrinkles in our foreign relations. Our next president must have credibility and respectability to strengthen our goodwill with other countries. Poe was received by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, and by then Foreign Affairs and Law Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam. The visit to Singapore provided Poe with additional ideas for educational and governance reform. In 2013, Christian prolife groups nationwide declared war on candidates who supported the Reproductive Health (RH) Law. This campaign season, to patronage and popularity has been added profanity—a powerful new currency, judging by the lead presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte has been able to keep these last few weeks. Much has been said about his remark on murder-rape victim Jacqueline Hamill; not enough about his claim to have shot a law school classmate whom he said was a bully. By bragging about this act, Duterte tells Filipinos it is well to take the law violently into one’s own hands.
There is an even darker side to Duterte than speech that glorifies violence: the Davao Death Squad. Duterte’s candidacy seems to be a prime opportunity for prolife advocates to educate the faithful and the secular public on the sacredness of life. Falu posts lists of candidates who voted for the RH Law in 2012, asking prolifers not to vote for them. Prolife advocates have only days left before the elections to join human rights and women’s rights advocates (some of whom they may think to be in need of exorcism) in raising the alarm against Duterte and picking away the votes that might make him our next president. The tipping point (in addition to the sexual remark he made on the Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill, who was killed while ministering to “the least of My brethren,” which caused me many sleepless nights) was not Sen.
To me, more than the staggering amount involved was the cavalier attitude he showed when he made those declarations. Lastly, let’s vote not on the basis of a candidates’ winnability and popularity but on the basis of our personal convictions. Although I don’t concur with retired chief justice Artemio Panganiban’s views at times, it’s always a pleasure reading his column, “With Due Respect” in the Inquirer. Panganiban wrote: “As for me, anyone can challenge Poe’s qualifications in case she wins, in the same manner that anyone can contest the eligibility of, say, Rodrigo Duterte whose disqualification suit is still pending in the Comelec, or of Jejomar Binay, who may be sued for alleged corruption, or of Mar Roxas in the same way he filed a protest against Binay’s vice presidential victory in 2010.
Let me add my own observation, and I wish to singularly address this to the Commission on Elections and the contending parties. Hence the high tribunal expounded on the matter at hand pointblank and as best as it could.
Apparently this pestering “pandemonium” couldn’t be anything legal, but just everything political. My family lives in an un-gated and unguarded mini-residential subdivision along Mindanao Avenue in Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City.
The front of our house has practically transmogrified into a “terminal” for tricycles, many of which have exhaust pipes that belch out toxic smoke and make ear-splitting, roaring sounds. Worse, at the back of our house hemmed in by other houses, is an abandoned, illegally constructed, unfinished 10-story hospital building. Lately, we learned that a criminal complaint was filed in court by the building official against the hospital building owner and contractor for violation of the National Building Code and the Quezon City zoning ordinance. These problems confronting our community may be the same problems being experienced by other communities located nearby or in-between a super highway and an informal settlement. The key to economic growth in the Philippines rests heavily upon micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which comprise 99.6 percent of all businesses registered in the country. On its third year, TechIsland is an initiative by PLDT Smart SME Nation that seeks to open the eyes of the entrepreneur to the potentials of harnessing the power of digital tools and platforms for business use, technologies that can help MSMEs grow their markets, reach more customers, empower their business processes, and, ultimately, become more profitable.
The stage was set last April 22 at the Harbour Tent of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to bring together representatives of over 1400 SMEs to listen to and interact with the country’s most dynamic leaders in the ICT field.

With the battlecry of “Challenge, change and conquer,” the plenary session was opened by Eric R.
First guest speaker was Winston Damarillo, PLDT’s Chief Strategy Officer and CEO of the PLDT Group’s big data arm, Talas. Laurence Cua, General Manager of Uber Philippines took to the stage talking about how traffic was costing the Philippine economy some PhP2.4 billion per day, a problem that can be mitigated by getting more cars and drivers off the road.
Representing Facebook Philippines was its Interim Country Director and Group Director of Global Marketing Solutions Alfredo Tan. Following the morning plenary, the afternoon’s breakout sessions were divided into four tracks, targeting specific roles in an organization.
The Captain track included CEOs and owners, with speakers giving a more macro perspective on digital strategies. To celebrate and cap the event, TechIsland 3.0 culminated in a convention party, which allowed its delegates and speakers to mingle with each other and network against a backdrop of entertainment and festivity.
While this year’s TechIsland has officially come to a close, the new directions it has presented to MSME entrepreneurs means that the actual work is just starting. SINGAPORE, Singapore—Oil prices extended losses in Asia Wednesday, with the US benchmark below $44 a barrel owing to a pick-up in the dollar and as Iran ramps up production, while traders await the release of inventories later in the day. Crude closed lower for the third straight session Tuesday on renewed worries about a global supply glut as the United States and China released disappointing manufacturing data indicating ongoing weakensses in the economic giants. Traders are waiting for the release later Wednesday of the weekly stockpiles data, which is used as a gauge for demand in the world’s biggest oil consumer. Prices have surged over the past month, hitting 2016 highs last week, on signs of a pick-up in China, a weaker dollar and hopes that stalled talks on limiting output could be revived. However, the greenback rallied on Wednesday after two regional officials of the Federal Reserve said an interest-rate increase could be considered next month at a meeting of US central bank policymakers. A stronger greenback makes oil, which is priced in dollars, more expensive for customers using other currencies. Tehran has been ramping up production after Western sanctions linked to its nuclear programme were lifted in January, further adding to the oversupplied market. The Philippines would sustain its robust economic growth this year given its strong and resilient domestic demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday. In the next two years, “domestic demand will benefit from higher public consumption and investment growth, but private demand is also expected to remain buoyant, helped by low unemployment, low oil prices and higher workers’ remittances,” according to the IMF. The rollout of public-private partnership or PPP projects to address the lack of public infrastructure in the country would bolster private investments as well, the IMF added.
Net exports or external trade as a whole would remain subdued in the near term, although the Philippines was seen being impacted minimally by the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the lender said. It noted that last year, despite the impact of lower net exports, real GDP growth remained robust in the Philippines, with domestic demand benefiting from favorable terms of trade.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday, BPI attributed the marginal profit hike from last year’s level of P4.92 billion to the performance of its core lending business, non-interest income as well securities trading. Business leaders have called on the next administration to set a “clear” energy mix policy to guide investors on what energy and power infrastructure would best support the country’s economic growth. In a forum hosted jointly by the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (Ejap) and ING Bank, Phinma Corp. The business community has made it very clear that as far as the energy side was concerned, the Philippines needed quality power supply at competitive rates, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) vice president Henry Schumacher told reporters on the sidelines of the forum.
The Department of Energy (DOE) had often said it was encouraging “balanced” energy investments that would result in coal-fired power plants supplying 30 percent of the country, RE contributing another 30 percent, LNG another 30 percent and the rest by other technologies.
The property business—through its unit SM Prime Holdings Inc.—accounted for  the lion’s share of earnings, or 43 percent of the company’s consolidated net income.
At end-March 2016, SM Retail had a total of 314 stores comprising 53 The SM Stores, 45 SM Supermarkets, 44 SM Hypermarkets, 140 Savemore and 32 WalterMart stores.
BDO Unibank, for its part, posted a net income of P5.5 billion as core lending, deposit-taking and fee-generating businesses delivered solid numbers. SM Prime reported a recurring net income growth of 12 percent in the first quarter to P5.8 billion. Rental revenues from malls and commercial spaces, which accounted for 59 percent of the total, grew 14 percent to P10.8 billion. Q: I have read some commentaries in the news that the reason why the market has been falling lately was because investors are nervous that one presidential candidate who is currently leading in the surveys may win in next week’s elections? The stock market based on historical experience from the past four presidential elections has shown that it has always performed positively during the election year regardless of who wins the presidency. Two months ago, I wrote in this column “How do presidential elections affect the stock market?” that the market tends to rise by an average of 5.9 percent from the start of the campaign period up to Election Day. So far, the market has already gained as much as 9.5 percent at 7,412 since the campaign period started and is currently entering correction mode. But could there be any possibility that current weakness in the market be attributed to a particular presidential candidate? If we are going to look at the historical patterns from the past elections, the market has always trended lower one week before Election Day. The market is expected to slow down during this period because investors are concerned on how credible the election process will be conducted. Depending on how the events in the coming days will turn out, political uncertainties tend to raise the equity risk premium. However further investigation reveals this to be the fabled land of 'Centris' - an abandoned building project on the site of the former Pirelli offices which were torn down to make way for it five years ago and has been fenced in and lost to mankind since. However further investigation reveals this to be the fabled land of 'Centris' - an abandoned building project on the site of the former Pirelli offices which were torn down to make way for it five years ago and has been fenced in and lost to mankind since.At the time the Pirelli buildings were demolished - after protracted consultation and a series of public meetings - it was agreed that the developers would be able to build on the site provided they set aside land for business premises to provide 320 local jobs -thereby offsetting the loss of jobs from the Caustons and Pirelli factories and providing employment for the influx of new homeowners onto the housing estates that replaced them. The council decision not to renew the Leigh ballroom tenancy coincides with the completion of a A?2.5 million refit of a€?The Pointa€™. The youngest is Kerena, a nine-year-old Cub Scout, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, who showed huge maturity following the tragic death of her mother through cancer. If she breaks up with him and is now his ex, then going back with his ex could mean he is going back with her. It can be hard to imagine, but just because you really feel like you love your ex girlfriend, this doesn’ t mean that she is going to come back to you. You have to influence her on an emotional level and that isn’ t probably going to happen just because you feel like you still have love for the ex girlfriend.
He’ lmost all end up giving her the impact that he is pretty much obsessed with her and that ends up being a big red flag in her book signaling that you might not be the right guy for her to be with. However , before you tell your ex girlfriend that you feel that way, you have to bring her back to the stage where she DOES feel the same way. This website is devoted to people who want to cheat on their spouses and wish to have an extramarital.
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You might presume that your own wife or husband is actually having an extramarital affair on a weekly basis but that may not be the case. Now you can take several precautions like maintaining a reasonable range using a different vehicle and maybe wearing some sort of disguise. If you decide the marriage is over and wish to start divorce proceedings he or she will have handed you all the proof you need.
During his time at Wests John went from a speedy, hard running and tackling winger into a very hard running, ferocious tackling Test playing second rower.But let us not get to far ahead of ourselves a€¦a€¦John was born at Kempsey (not Casino) on the 1-3-1947. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday said only the administration was capable of cheating in the May 9 polls.
Walang iba,” Escudero said in a forum in Quezon City, when asked if Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas was capable of cheating in the elections. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. It is one of 57 that the United Nations Children’s Fund has helped to repair and refurbish. Martin Romualdez has weighed in on the popularity of presidential aspirant Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who has been leading preference polls less than a week before the elections. In this 2016 photo, workers from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and soldiers guard one tower in Lanao del Norte. Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said the public should veer away from pointing out shortcomings. The mayor, a nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, had a spat with Roxas during a meeting after the Yolanda onslaught, which was caught in a viral video.
The lawmaker issued the statement in April when the Liberal Party ticket campaigned in his province, particularly in the areas struck by the typhoon. In the first place, it is highly unusual for Abu Sayyaf hostages to regain freedom without ransom payments.
Mayor Hussin Amin of Jolo, Sulu, said he did not know if ransom was paid for the 10 Indonesian hostages.
This was the championship game for the women’s volleyball of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
The competing schools’ students accounted for many of the spectators, but volleyball seems to have gained favor as well as a family sport. I was particularly touched during a women’s semifinals game when UP played against Ateneo, and I noticed boxes of fried chicken.
I think, too, the teams being more or less stationary on either side of the court makes the game easier to follow, but still with many moments of high suspense. Yes, there’s a gender element here, the sport being stereotyped as the domain of women and male gays; and rather than countering the latter, I’d say, and why not?  Perhaps volleyball requires a certain grace, an elan that’s hard for macho athletes to master.
There were so many celebratory movements, dances actually, like team members breaking out into a can-can routine (kicking one leg upwards, in a synchronized move). My daughter and I were sitting behind three ebullient macho La Sallites who would do a Green Archer move (pretending to shoot an arrow with a bow) every time their team scored.
It’s a game where all we do has elements of performance and exhibition.  It wasn’t surprising too that beach volleyball would develop, or that the sport is popular in “naturist” camps in Europe. She is not allowed to serve and there are all kinds of rules on how she works on the defense. Several of the star volleyball players are graduating, but I am certain we will continue to hear of them, if not cheer them on in many more competitions.
This was done by tapping the already existing skills of the women, which they used only for weaving doormats out of cloth scraps that were then sold in markets or by door-to-door peddlers, and upgrading these into more marketable products.
I know her mainly as a sister in Towns (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service), who eight years ago began working with “artisans to create beautiful products that could also lift them out of poverty.” This Reese did by working with noted designers like Rajo Laurel and Amina Alunan to come up with stylish items out of such humble materials like woven cloth scraps. Indeed, Roxas-Robredo supporters gave him a “yellow carpet” welcome, escorted him to the venue by hundreds of bikers while thousands of yellow-garbed supporters lined up both sides of the streets, waving yellow flaglets and showering him with yellow confetti as he entered the Phinma University of Pangasinan auditorium. Hundreds of other supporters also watched the debate live at the Rizal Park in a spontaneous gathering that gave lie to the “snapshots” presented by the survey firms, holding up hope that in the last few days leading up to election day, a miracle could still occur or, rather, that the true will of the people would prevail. Much of the preliminary bibliographic spadework can be done online, saving a lot of time and money, although there is a romantic thrill in personally discovering a relevant document amid a mountain of related documents.
I dipped into the Second World War while researching on Jorge Vargas and the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, then I have been learning about figures from the Ilocos: from the people involved in the Basi Revolt of 1807, to Artemio Ricarte aka Vibora (Viper), to Elpidio Quirino and Ferdinand Marcos.
For example, a memorandum from a deputy assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs to the US secretary of state on Nov. Given the prevalently low standard of living in the Philippines, and the fact that the NP will be in power for two more years, this practical reaction to the democratic process could be anticipated. Both the 1957 election and this one show that while rural voters will generally follow local political leadership they will no longer accept blindly candidates who are notoriously objectionable either for personal reasons or from the standpoint of clean and effective government. And the details can provide context to our present elections and make us realize that things don’t have to be the way they are.
In the perspective of Philippine politics, he stands out, sui generis, as the morphed, archetypal denizen of a long gone age: the time of brutish, club-wielding, Neanderthal man who anthropologists say killed his enemies and predatory beasts quickly and fearlessly.
Thus, just as power corrupts, so does its absence, as those deprived of it seek quick vengeance and redemption in a new social order. Many books on human behavior have explored that dark, violent, sexual and unpredictable aspect of our being. In truth, we often covertly express that side during heated arguments (“Oh, how I want to kill this bastard!”) and numerous daily events such as navigating through Manila’s maddening traffic where, in our all-too-vivid imagination, we zap all the wayward motorists and jaywalkers who cross our path, including the cop who gave us a ticket for jumping lanes. In contrast, Duterte’s world appears to have no dividing line between thought and action: They are one and the same, if we are to believe Amnesty International and Duterte’s own boasts that he restored order in Davao over the bodies of more than a thousand extrajudicial killings, and that he killed all the hostage takers in that terror-filled  prison riot in Davao City in 1989, during which the Australian missionary and other women hostages were gang-raped and murdered. Antonio Trillanes IV, a vice presidential contender, when he related to reporters what Duterte had supposedly admitted: that he personally executed criminals at pointblank range, close enough for their brains to splatter on his pants.
Fed up with their unfulfilled lives in the destabilizing world of  excessive competition, inadequate pay, crass consumerism, dehumanizing traffic gridlock, pervasive corruption, mass poverty and unchecked lawlessness, many Filipinos have, in desperation, come to see Duterte as the  savior and solution to the nation’s problems. While it’s true that Filipino millennials have no memory of the massive plunder and destroyed lives during martial law, there are millions alive who do. The history of violence from ancient to modern times comprises a lethal trajectory of blood and gore, at the cost of mostly innocent lives. That’s doable only if he turns the nation into a garrison state and every barangay into an extension of Davao’s vigilante justice system.
She has the equanimity and proven discernment to negotiate for peace in Mindanao and to enhance relations with our neighbors in the region. She respects democratic institutions and the rule of law, and is committed to combating crime and corruption, even as she values civil rights and due process. The participants committed “to advance equality in rights, status and opportunity among the country’s diverse peoples, and to eliminate what stands in the way of realizing this goal.” With the Magna Carta of Women as the overarching framework, they pledged to review and improve existing laws and proposed legislations on women’s rights. She delivered speeches and was invited by different ministries to be briefed on foreign affairs, education, law and social development. She has been committed to inclusive growth, promotion of moral values in schools, and increasing the size of the middle class.
Their focus on the law as a litmus test for a Christian vote might have left little room for reflective discernment on the nation’s complex choices. His foul mouth has slashed open a vein of malevolence running through a segment of his supporters, who have been spewing bloody insult and obscenity all over the Internet at other presidential candidates and at his critics. Amado Picardal, executive secretary of the Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the DDS is said to have killed 1,424 people in Duterte’s paradigmatic peace-and-order paradise, Davao City, since 1998. In March 2015, the Pope wrote the president of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty that “capital punishment,” whether sanctioned by law or in the form of DDS-style extrajudicial executions, “is unacceptable, however serious the condemned’s crime may have been. But an Internet search of some of the nation’s main prolife websites has yielded little to indicate that prolife groups were using this opportunity. Eric Manalang criticizes Duterte’s disrespect for the Pope, his womanizing and his support of gay marriage, but he does not mention the DDS. Duterte is not listed; he was not a lawmaker in 2012 (although a 2015 Rappler article states he has given Davaoenos cash incentives for having vasectomies and ligations).
But there is yet time for them to move on from the RH Law (for now), and to confront the greater challenge posed by a Duterte presidency to life, to democracy, and to our national soul. Who are we at this time to compel the Court to decide immediately on the merit or demerit of Poe’s citizenship and residency? Originally from Cabanatuan City, my wife and I, both public school teachers, migrated to Quezon City in 1971 in search of the proverbial greener pasture. The place now also hosts an overpopulated informal settlement that blares out on-and-off nuisance music, er, noise.
It behooves the Quezon City’s incoming and succeeding administrations to attend to and address the problems and concerns of these and other similarly situated communities and give them back the peaceful and orderly environment, thereby making them wholesome and more livable. Only a small slice of that, however, leverages on the power of digital to invigorate and drive their businesses. By helping usher more of these businesses into the digital age, TechIsland hopes for a healthy and sustainable economic growth for the country. This would mark the first time that TechIsland would be open to the general public, instead of a strictly invitational affair.
Alberto, PLDT EVP, Head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business (EICB) and ePLDT CEO, who introduced the key speakers of the event. Damarillo presented MarketBuilder, a marketing tool that harnesses big data to let businesses connect to their customers in a more relevant way. Jayme is the Chairman – make that “Chairmom” – and CEO of advertising agency DENTSU Jayme Syfu. Uber presents itself as a solution that gets more cars and drivers off the road, allowing its users to reclaim lost productivity and time instead of being stuck in traffic. Tan spoke about the power of discovery in a feed economy and the importance of a message to have “thumbstopping” power. This would be the first time that the convention went beyond speaking to an organization’s IT practitioners and be inclusive of other departments.
The Navigator track focused on marketers, highlighting digital trends and effective cases of marketing activations. Nothing like a good send-off to the entrepreneurs with newfound tools and knowledge to grow and empower their businesses.
As more micro, small and medium enterprises take their business digital, PLDT Smart SME Nation will continue to help nurture and support what is the undisputed backbone of the country’s economy, a noble effort and tradition that wants to see this country’s businesses truly challenge, change and conquer. For natural gas, we have six power plants that need to be fed so do we have a policy on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and so on? However, no DOE secretary has set a firm energy mix policy or expressed categorically how much of each technology would be accommodated for future built-outs through the granting of permits or incentives.
Following historical tendencies, the market should find some support near 7,000 level as election nears.
Can a presidential candidate cause the market to fall because investors are jittery on how the new president will handle the economy?
Three out of the past four presidential elections showed that the market has lost an average of 3.6 percent one week prior to elections.
There are also many political uncertainties that can happen from Election Day up to the proclamation of the new President. When risk premium is high, the required rate of return on investments in stocks will also be high, which could depress share prices. A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious. It’ s easy to seem like she should do that, because you probably assume that all she wants to understand is that you still love her.
When love is one sided, it doesn’ t make for a situation where a relationship is going to work.
Letting her know that you still think about her is a good thing, making it seem like an obsession is not a very important thing. You see a lot of good things taking place with this woman and you keep thinking in your mind that you don’ t wish to screw this up. This particular act could also get you arrested and labeled as a stalker on your internet dating site’ s forums. Reading between the lines, however , will help you figure out a better plan so she will be delighted to go out with you again. There are things that you could be doing at this very moment that will help you last longer in bed tonight.
Attempt masturbating as close to the real factor as possible, by using lubricant and viewing pornography. Well, men all over the world have found a quick fix for premature ejaculation and it has transformed the way in which they have got sex.
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For one, masturbation as a way to end premature ejaculation is one of the best organic ways to achieve just that. It may be quite difficult to get a really feel for when your spouse is meeting up with the other person.
However more than anything you should have some kind of back up plan in case you do get caught by your spouse. If your husband or wife is known for their jealousy, physical or emotional abuse, you may end up putting yourself in serious danger if you were to ever get caught For that reason make sure to at all times let someone know where you are going. No matter how much you want to know that your spouse is having a good affair it is important to be safe.
Ang tao tataya sa kung sino talaga ang kursonada nila, hindi kung sino lang ang nagkataong llamado o dehado sa particular na pagkakataon ng halalan,” Escudero added.
The company stresses that the bombings only serve to increase the burden of the public, which must suffer through service interruptions when towers are bombed,” Alabanza said in a statement. There have been a few genuine escapes, and unrelenting military pressure has been proven to loosen the group’s grip on some of its captives. Holding the UAAP volleyball competitions at the Mall of Asia and Araneta is a calculated risk considering that you need at least 15,000 spectators to say the event was well attended.  I was told we hit 22,000 at the championship volleyball game last Saturday. Entire clans trooped in to watch—from grandparents to young kids, everybody trying to outdo each other with their cheering antics. One of UP’s faculty members told me that a woman from Nueva Ecija had ordered fried chicken take-aways for all our team members.
I like the way volleyballs fly upwards, staying a split of a second in the air then making a slow descent where everyone holds their breath, wondering which player will catch and serve. And men can only do the fist bump, but at last Saturday’s game, I saw two of the women players jumping into the air, then wiggling their hips, followed by a bump, and not with their fists. As the game built up, they would wiggle too, but not bump—and, yes, they did hug each other when the game ended in victory for them. This was done with the use of improved designs for more upscale bags and purses whose profits would give the communities greater profit margins for their labor. She then organized the artisans and began marketing the products first by word of mouth and then through stand-alone stores. But even if certain “unpalatables” win the vote, hope remains, and one such manifestation is the existence and flourishing of enterprises like R2R that prove joy and glory can survive even the most sorrowful mysteries. While historians lament the loss of the many rare books and archival documents that perished with the libraries and archives in Intramuros during the Battle of Manila in 1945, more traces of our history await the diligent researcher in Spain, Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Japan and many other places that conserve Philippine historical and ethnographic material. With Marcos I have spent many nights surfing the website of the historian of the US Department of State for declassified documents that comprise the US Foreign Relations Series. 20, 1959 provides an assessment of the 1959 midterm elections where eight Senate seats and positions in 54 provinces and 31 chartered cities were contested. However, it is apparent that the voters, doubtless including many who accepted NP favors, cast their ballots for the NP man only when they felt he was not identified with Garcia.
Together, this ABC mass of seething humanity is building up into an unstoppable tsunami—unless it self-destructs before Election Day. Poe’s Gobyernong May Puso affirms that gender equality is a critical driver of development. In November 2014, the Singapore government awarded her the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship “for her track record and extraordinary potential to contribute to the development of the Philippines.” It is notable that the Asean country known worldwide for its law and order and one of the cleanest and most competent governments in the world has recognized Poe for her leadership. She also visited the Corruption Prevention and Investigation Bureau, Central Narcotics Bureau, Housing Development Board, as well as a primary school and the Institute of Technical Education College. A member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, he sponsored the provisions on education and children’s rights and cosponsored the rights of women, social justice and human rights, right to information, and an independent foreign policy. But at least they advanced a politics of principle in a political culture based on patronage and popularity.
This contradiction is lost on Duterte’s most devoted supporters, particularly those who believe so fervently in his promised land of peace and order—such that they are willing to wish rape and death upon his critics. Just focus on his promise to get rid of the criminals and the drug problem in the country the way he did it in Davao? Meanwhile, I will focus in helping Leni Robredo, the only one whom I believe has the servant heart among all the other candidates for vice president. Grace Poe is a political issue especially in this season of elections, given the fact that the issue popped up only when Poe was topping the list of presidentiables in every survey on voter preferences.
In the first place, the independent Senate Electoral Tribunal, which is the proper venue for the complaint, had earlier decided in favor of Poe. At the time, our place was very peaceful and orderly; it was then a vast grassy savannah where carabaos, cows, goats and other grass-eating animals loved to graze and loiter.
Unruly children, and idle teenagers sometimes engage in a rumble with outsiders, including stray dogs from the cramped settlement, thus disturbing the tranquility of our place and defiling the environment.
Because of the continuing cloud of dust from gravel and sand and other debris that damaged our houses, the affected residents filed a complaint against the building owner, the contractor and certain officials of the concerned City Hall department.
Then and only then, can we give meaning and credence to the following words of the late President Manuel L.

Alberto emphasized that PLDT has evolved from being a long distance telephone provider and is now well on its way to becoming the biggest tech company in the country.
The solution drills deep into customer demographics, behavior and geolocation to deliver a message to the people who would be most responsive.
Jayme spoke about how technology and innovation can help create messages that speak to the heart and provide genuine relevance to the lives of everyday people. Each track would be powered by digital business solutions presented by PLDT Smart SME Nation and its partners.
The Trader sessions spoke to people in finance and procurement, including talks on new fintech solutions. Consunji said that deregulation worked for the energy industry and the government must set what the future direction was going to be.
If the law of averages were to be followed, the market must be trading at least at 7,028 level by next week. Such market behavior could not be due to any presidential personality but a normal market course as investors take a wait-and-see mode pending the outcome of the elections. This kind of uncertainties represents risks to the investor because it can affect market confidence, which may hurt stock prices later on. Nevertheless , as many guys find out, just letting their ex girlfriend know that they are nevertheless in love with her is in no way an assurance that she is going to come back to them. The good news is that you are aware of a right way and a incorrect way to approach this date.
They wait to capture you at your most helpless minute and then they prey on you and pressure you to buy product after item, claiming that all of them are exactly what you have to help your current situation, but they don’ t work. Second of all, if you use a desensitizing cream, are you going to eventually lose all feeling in your penis? There is no need for that cream, pills and sprays whenever relief is a natural treatment away.
The more stimulation you can give yourself the better, because the more realistic it will be. You get to masturbate before sexual intercourse and you get to last long enough to give her pleasure. When a man has an orgasm, his body enters a stage known as the refractory time period and this is when the body must reset itself. You might also find yourself consuming time off from your job to secret agent on your mate. The elections were seen both as an indicator of the power of the Garcia administration and the Nacionalista Party (NP) against the Liberal Party (LP), the splinter group led by Claro M. She has the dignity and eloquence, as well as the global exposure, to represent our country in international conferences and state visits. Good advice, but not the prophetic denunciation we might expect from one who once tried to exorcise Satan from an RH advocate.
Her clear position that she’d prefer new faces in the next administration, regardless of party affiliation, is the kind of change our country needs.
The covert and true intention is not to question Poe’s citizenship and residency, but to stop her from running for president. The Engineer sessions dealt with the realities of software security in a threat-filled landscape. Try avoiding your climax for as long as possible and recognizing the particular sensations when you do feel like you are near to orgasm. Not to mention, if you do use a desensitizing lotion, then you must talk to your partner about this because she will naturally receive some of the same effects, which is the last thing any kind of woman wants in bed. Recto, and the Grand Alliance (GA) formed by people allied with the late President Ramon Magsaysay. She has been an erudite and principled stateswoman in the Senate and has been an advocate of protection of women’s rights, universal access to quality education, skills development and gainful employment for workers, expanding our middle class, freedom of information, and good governance. In this age of advanced military technology, a single missile is enough to decimate the entire population of a small country like ours. Ironically, like the horrendous traffic gridlock bedeviling motorists on Edsa, the unwelcome development in our place was brought about by “unbridled population growth and progress,” as an observer puts it. The whole energy pie, so to speak, could grow further if the government would set signals on what technologies it would support, he said. You want to implement any further techniques when you feel this sensation, therefore get to know it really well. You will still be able to achieve and maintain an erection; it will just be harder to orgasm. This requires pressure off of you and helps to decrease that performance anxiety that you may know too well.
While this is happening, you could be making love to your girl and lasting to get a much longer time while you prepare for the next orgasm.
Grace Poe was also lagging behind Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who maintained a double-digit lead over rivals for the presidency. She does her homework, has demonstrated a fresh outlook and good judgment, and has no political baggage. Had the order been issued earlier or, better still, at the start of the construction, the damage to our homes could have been avoided and so with our fear engendered by the presence of that monster building in our surroundings. John was also playing rep football Group v Group.A 1965 A  Johna€™s life was about to change forever. Eric organized for Billy Owens and Noel Kelly to visit and chat to John about playing for Wests in Sydney. He was told that he should play Rugby Union to beat the transfer fee that Smithtown might put on him.The story was if you played RU for 1 year you could move over to League and not incur a transfer fee. One of Johna€™s flatmates was trying out for Easts Rugby League and told John to come along and try out for Easts.John met with Roy Flynn, the Easts treasurer at the time and the conversation went like thisa€¦a€?No chance, bring him back when he grows up!!!a€? John had just turned 18. This chat stayed with John and he always played that little bit harder when Wests played Easts.John, without a car, arrived at Ashfield park via public transport and trained with Wests. A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys.
A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. I cana€™t find out the score but John tells me the Water Board boys won.A A The main event. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. One team, drawn out of a hat, would have the luxury of playing the winner of the first playoff match.
What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969.
General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again.
A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
One night Ned arrived to find me asleep on a park bench with a newspaper over my head and I was christened Sleepy which over time was turned into Snoozer.a€?A Below is a story about Johns life now at South West Rocks. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A A Ita€™s a bumpy, dusty drive beside the Macleay River just south of South West Rocks (home to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and a prison with a killer view, Trial Bay Gaol) to get to the big blue shed at Rainbow Reach, with potholes so deep you could fish in them a€“ but the drive is worth it. John Elfords oysters explode in your mouth, salty and creamy, with a lingering mineral aftertaste.Hea€™s been oyster farming here for a dozen years, is passionate about his product and the river he works and lives by, and reckons he wouldna€™t want to do anything else.
A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities. A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. As aA  Wests fan in the 1960a€™s and 70a€™s John a€?Snoozera€? Elford was a player I would love to watch play.
He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus).
A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line.
He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions. A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it. A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way.
A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet. About Us Contact Us A Tribute to Ben Fisher and Jack Thompson Bill Keato the Lad from Liverpool Old Newspaper stories and photos from the 1960's VALE Laurie Bruyeres VALE Nev Charlton. Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms. A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement. VALE Bill Keato VALE Vince Karalius VALE Bob McGuiness VALE Denis Meaney VALE Johnny Mowbray Vale Kel O'Shea Vale Mark "Snow" Patch VALE Bob Sargent Vale Ken "Nebo" Stonestreet. VALE Doug Walkaden 1966 Season 1967 Season 1968 Season 1969 Season Noel's Dream Team What a game Wests Photos from the Old Days Case of the Missing Goal Posts A Visit to Old Pratten Park Peter Dimond Book Launch Interview with ------ Noel Kelly Interview with ------ Tony Ford Interview with------- Mick Alchin Interview with Jim Cody Interview with ------ Colin Lewis Interview with ------ John Mowbray Interview with ------ Noel Thornton Interview with ------- Bill Owens Interview with John "Chow" Hayes Arncliffe Scots 1969 Un-Defeated Premiers Arncliffe Scots 85 years reunion 2003 Pratten Park Reunion 2007 Pratten Park Reunion 2008 Pratten Park Reunion 2009 Pratten Park Reunion 2010 Pratten Park Reunion 2011 Pratten Park Reunion 2012 Pratten Park Reunion 2013 Pratten Park Reunion. A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post.
A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report.
A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page.
A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame.
A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others. A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer.
A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America? A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game. A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks. A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem . A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common.
A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face).
James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism.
A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today. A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family. A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race!
A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr.
A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America.
A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on.
A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach. A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship.
A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut.
A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race. A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money. Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.
A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game? A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player. I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season.
A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words. A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number.
A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade. A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V. A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks.
A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr. Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential! Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels.
In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help". If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them. In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country. A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper. A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser. A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer.
A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr.
A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn.
With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach.
A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone? We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them. A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason.
If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie. A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks. A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him.
A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not. A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change. A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth?
A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect.
A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior.
Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted .
A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight. A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger.
A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R.
Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between. A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble). Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party. A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station. A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon.
A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community.
A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone.
A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.

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