Jakarta. Upcoming romance movie Say I Love You has a surprise up its rosy sleeve: it's also a movie adaptation of a heartwarming true story about realizing one's philanthropic dream. Parts of the film are based on the adventures of a school teacher from East Java, Julianto Eko Putra, in establishing his Selamat Pagi Indonesia (Good Morning Indonesia) high school, a free school for orphans and children from poor families. Julianto built the school in 2000 and has been accepting students since 2007. In the movie, he is portrayed by Verdi Solaiman. "I'm proud to portray such an inspiring figure as Koh Jul. It was also very challenging, because everyone looks up to him as a godfather, a role model for his students. Most of them have known him for years. I hope I won't disappoint them," Verdi said in a press conference in a Jakarta mall on Wednesday. The film also tells the love story of a … [Read more...] about ‘Say I Love You,’ More Than Just Romance
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Why we all need a good laugh Laughter saves me when I'm sad. Thank goodness I’m always surrounded by funny people — my family. The comedy scene has grown by leaps and bounds recently, and has moved into mainstream entertainment. This has opened the doors for more comedians to visit the country and thrill the Filipino crowd. Sorabh Pant is a well-known comedian from India, who has been in the business for over 10 years with 2.6 million followers on Twitter. He will surely bring the house down on June 22 at The Tent, Enderun College in McKinley Hill, Taguig. Philippine STAR: Why did you decide to get into comedy? Who was your inspiration? How did you begin? Sorabh Pant: It was pure coincidence. When I started in standup comedy in India in 2008 there was no real standup comedy scene. There were a total of four comedians doing standup all across India and roughly five people in the audience. I got in because I was a TV writer. I used to … [Read more...] about Why we all need a good laugh
Cebu Pacific says Sangley development a ‘quick win’ Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Budget carrier Cebu Pacific fully supports the government’s initiative to fasttrack the development of the Sangley Airport in Cavite. The country’s leading budget carrier welcomed the plan to turn the air force base into a new facility to complement the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. “The transfer of general aviation—or private aircraft operations to Sangley — is a quick win and will yield immediate positive results for NAIA,” Cebu Pacific chief operations officer Michael Ivan Shau said. “As an initial step, we have committed to establish our turboprop cargo operations at Sangley,” Shau said. Cebu Pacific is in the final phase of converting two of its ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into full freighter … [Read more...] about Cebu Pacific says Sangley development a ‘quick win’
By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
By Yvette d’Entremont Star Halifax Mon., April 29, 2019 HALIFAX—The head of the organization representing the province’s doctors said the closure of a busy walk-in clinic in Lower Sackville due to a lack of physicians is symptomatic of a much larger problem. “This is another unfortunate sign of the incredible crisis in our health care system and the shortage we have of family physicians across Nova Scotia,” Dr. Tim Holland, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, said in an interview Monday. “Walk-in clinics are a critical safety valve. Whenever you’re in an environment where you have a large number of patients without a family doctor, it really is one of the only avenues that you can have to plug into the health care system.” On Friday, the Community Care Walk-In Clinic on Cobequid Rd. posted a sign on its front door. It outlined staff’s “tremendous sadness and frustration” about closing after its … [Read more...] about Doctor says Sackville walk-in clinic closure latest symptom of health-care crisis in Nova Scotia