PVL: PayMaya gets hold of top spot after tripping Iriga-Navy

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – PayMaya High Flyers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayMaya climbed to the top spot of the standings after sinking Iriga Navy, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Batangas City Coliseum.The High Flyers improved to a 3-1 card but could share the ownership of the topseed if Creamline wins over Pocari-Air Force in the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Macy Ubben and Macy White had 26 and 20 points, respectively, for the 1-2 Lady Oragons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img ONE: Lee retains title, Gaiyanghadao becomes first Super Series champ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PayMaya head coach Roger Gorayeb said its imperative for them to get one of the top two spots but he wants his team to not just settle for the second seed.“We want to reach the top two but of course I want my team to be the no. 1,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “Every team already lost at least once so I think we’re in a good position we just have to continue winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just tried to keep the ball flying and in play,” said Nicole Rountree, who had 24 points to lead the High Flyers.Shellby Sullivan and Aiko Urdas has 11 points apiece for PayMaya. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

Turks Caicos drops to 4 Island in the World Hotel owner sounds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Turks and Caicos Islands have dropped from the number one island destination in the world, to now holding the number four spot on the popular TripAdvisor list. During a specially held luncheon at Beaches Resort Villages and Spa last week, Chairman of SRI, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart talked about the fall and that poor service and harassment are causing it. Stewart, while here in Provo also met with the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association – all, Magnetic Media understands are gravely concerned with the crime on the world’s #1 beach – Grace Bay Beach. The outspoken Stewart said violators should be thrown into jail, and exposed that the Turks and Caicos leaders are not only out of touch, but literally impossible to reach. During the lunch, he talked about how he could call country leaders anywhere that his resorts are operating, and those leaders come to phone or return his call. Not so, he points out in the TCI. Magnetic Media was also informed that the Tourism Minister is equally as hard to get in a meeting. Stewart was visibly frustrated and expressed that the recent taxi driver contract issue, deserved at least a call from the Premier before he went public to side with drivers, who bid and lost the contract. Butch Stewart and his team reiterated that it was a business decision which should never have attracted a protest, media headlines or threats about going to court. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Recommended for you Related Items:country, Hotel, number 4, Tci, tourism, world ranking Hurricane Irma hits TCIlast_img read more

A travelling film fiesta

first_imgGerman, French , Italian or anything from the world of european cinema is at your beck and call in the capital.‘It is easier to cross borders through art and music than economics or politics’, coming from a Europeon Union represenative, the statement symbolised the spirit of the 18th European Union Film Festival. Celebrating Women, the 11 city travelling film festival that was launched in Coimbatore on 8 March, is on its way to the capital on 8 May, trailing a voyage through Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In the curtain raiser for the festival, Pavel Svitil, Minister Counsellor – Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to India Jean-Philippe Bottin, Director, Alliance Française de Delhi, Angela Trezza, Director,  Italian Cultural Centre, Tibor Kovacs, Director of Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Jesús Clavero Rodríguez, Instituto Cervantes, came together to represent different EU member states. In an interaction, they dwelt upon the diveristy of Europe that will be portrayed through an assortment of 24 films produced in Europe over the last two years. In a deliberate effort, films of a certain nationality will be swapped and screened in a different cultural centre to embolden their message of cultural exchange and relationship. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThough the theme for the festival was decided long in advance, it happens to resonate with the current scenario in the capital. The screenings will share voices of women from across the European continent and offer an insight into their lives, their struggles and their persistance for being seen and heard.  The representatives assured that the films will have a cinematographic language that will hook the audience to the screen, however alien the languages be for  Indian audience. And ofcourse, you will get English subtitles to not lose the sense of meaning in between. Mark your dates for this one!DETAILWhen: 8- 19 May Where: Alliance Francaise, Instituto Cervantes, British Council, Hungarian Cultural Centre, Italian Cultural Centrelast_img read more

Vajpayees ashes immersed at the confluence of Ganga Bay of Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today immersed at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal. The ashes were immersed at the confluence of Ganga and the Bay of Bengal after a puja was held in the presence of West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, Mukul Roy and other senior party leaders at Gangasagar. Gangasagar is an island off the coast of West Bengal where the Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The ‘asthi kalash’ was brought to Kolkata by Ghosh on Wednesday evening. A part of the content from the main ‘kalash’ (urn) has been distributed in four other urns. The main urn will be immersed at Gangasagar and the four others will be taken to north Bengal, Farakka, Bankura and Nabadwip, Jaiprakash Majumdar, vice-president of West Bengal BJP unit told PTI. Yesterday the state BJP unit took out the ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ from Kolkata with the ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Union minister Smriti Irani had also joined the rally in the morning. Irani said she was overwhelmed at the turnout of people, mostly women, along the roads, to pay respects to the former prime minister. The rally covered various parts of central and south Kolkata and then headed towards Gangasagar. That the people came out in large numbers for the ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ only goes on to show how much Vajpayee-ji was loved and revered, said Irani, who was part of the rally till Diamond Harbour. “Tributes were paid to the former PM just the way we pay our respects to elders in our family,” the Union textiles minister said. The BJP central leadership has decided to take out ‘Asthi Kalash Yatras’ in all districts and immerse the ashes in rivers across the country. Processions will start from the state capitals and pass through all blocks, party leaders said.last_img read more

Skipping meals Go for nutripacked substitutes

first_imgAiming to bring down health disorders among those skipping meals and opting for unhealthy snacks, the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) launched a campaign to make people aware of how to acquire right nutrition even if they do not find enough time to have the day’s main meals. Through the campaign “Healthy Swap”, the health experts would reach out to people – especially college-going adolescent, youth and multinational company workers – and suggest the right substitutes to snacks, like various fast food items easily available in the market, to avoid health issues, an IDA official said.A recent survey by Nielsen on snacking among 30,000 urban consumers showed that 67 per cent of Indians are consuming snacks instead of breakfast and 56 per cent are replacing dinner and lunch with snacks. “In an era of fast-paced life, healthy snacking as part of regular diet regime plays a vital role. In fact, awareness on the nutrient content of snacks with a simple act of reading nutrition information helps in making wise choices.”The key to good health is well-balanced meals with nutri-packed snacks coupled with exercise,” said Geetha Santhosh, President of IDA Bengaluru chapter. “Currently, what people eat includes lots of fats which is a concern for their health,” said Santosh.According to IDA, although there are some healthy snacking alternatives such as yogurts, protein bars and roasted namkeens available in the market, a lot more innovation is needed in the healthy snacking category with options for nutrition on the go. There have been government studies as well which indicated that fast food is directly linked to diseases like obesity and increase of cholesterol, among others.”Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s a matter of making the right food choices. In my practice, I come across many individuals who choose unhealthy snacks in the evening only because they cannot find healthier options in their workplace. “Snacking on nuts, sprouts, fresh fruits and so on contributes to the overall nutritional requirement, which leads to better health,” said Sheela Krishnaswamy, Diet, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.Bangalore based Nutritionist Dr Anju Sood says, “During tea time one can easily ditch the regular fried snacks for healthy and equally delicious alternatives. Make sure you choose snacks that are high on fiber, as that leads to slow liberation of sugar, which prevents abnormal sugar spikes. It also curbs our cravings, by keeping us satiated for long. Another thing to keep in mind is the protein quotient. As protein also digests very slowly, it helps keep satiety levels high. In my view, a bowl of sprouts , besan or Moong Dal ka Chila, roasted channa with puffed rice or home-made dhoklas make for some filling and nutritious snacks.””There are plenty of options to pick and choose from. For instance, pumpkin seeds, sprouts, peanuts, cashews, dates, prunes, almonds, carrot sticks, apple sticks, cheese slices or goat cheese are all healthy options. Healthy snacking during evening is only a play on correct food choices and combinations.”last_img read more

KMCs expert committee to soon come up with comprehensive urban forestry plan

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has formed an expert committee, which will soon come up with a comprehensive plan on how to move forward with urban forestry in the city.Soon after taking over as the Mayor of Kolkata, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim has formed a separate department titled Urban Forestry and has said that this will be his priority area. The committee, with Member, Mayor-in-Council (Urban Forestry) Debasish Kumar as its chairman, comprises one environment expert each from Calcutta University and Jadavpur University, environment activist Bonani Kakkar, environment columnist Jayanta Basu and seven botanists of the civic body. The committee has already held its introductory meeting and the next meeting is scheduled on March 15. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”The rainy season is the time when we go for plantation. But space constraint in the city is a major challenge that we have to overcome when it comes to urban forestry. Our experts have opined that the planting of trees in North and South Kolkata should not be the same,” a senior official of the Parks and Gardens department said. It has been decided that to begin with, the expert committee will prepare a comprehensive map of the available space in the city and then decide on the plantation pattern. It may be mentioned that the storm in the city on Tuesday saw the toppling of more than 16 trees. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataNoted ecologist Nandadulal Parui said that trees which usually follow a lateral growth pattern can withstand greater wind velocity than those that have a vertical growth pattern. Trees like Bakul, Jarul, Gulmohar and Shirish have a lateral growth pattern. They grow to a medium height and have the capacity to withstand high wind velocity, which trees with vertical growth pattern cannot. In urban areas, taking care of the trees before plantation is of utmost importance. It may be mentioned that in well-planned cities, especially in Europe, a minimum of 50 cubic feet of soil is provided for a tree’s root system to expand. However, in Kolkata, hardly 10 cubic feet of soil is available on an average for the same and therefore, toppling of trees during squalls and thunderstorms is becoming a common phenomenon every year, according to the environmental experts. Work for underground sewerage, underground telephone cables and underground electric wires are taking place on a regular basis, which is often destroying the roots of the trees, making them vulnerable to storms and squalls.last_img read more