SPORTING CHANCE - Joaquin M. Henson (The Philippine Star) - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am Whether you’re cold or hot-blooded, it doesn’t matter when you’re giving what flows in your veins to the Philippine Red Cross and for all you know, someday, your donation will save the life of a human being. Since the administration of PBA commissioner Chito Salud, the league has sponsored an annual blood-letting in partnership with the Red Cross and the Smart Araneta Coliseum as a corporate social responsibility project under the Alagang PBA program. From Salud, it continued with commissioner Chito Narvasa and now, with commissioner Willie Marcial who himself has donated blood in the program. The PBA blood drive is now on its fourth year and the next blood-letting is scheduled on Sunday, June 16, starting 12 noon at the Green Gate of the Big Dome. Marcial said some PBA players will drop by and meet the donors if not donate blood themselves. “We … [Read more...] about It’s in the blood
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Mon., May 13, 2019 Premier Doug Ford says his Progressive Conservative MPPs are welcome to “speak their mind” but emphasized the provincial government is not touching the abortion issue. “I don’t dictate to anyone what their beliefs are,” Ford said Monday when asked by the NDP if he supports the views of three of his members — including Sam Oosterhoff of Niagara West — who spoke at an anti-abortion rally in front of the legislature on Thursday. “Can any of my members speak their mind? Yes, they can speak their mind, because not everyone in this legislature thinks the same,” the premier added. “We have a big tent there,” Ford continued, referring to the PC party. “We are not — I’m going to repeat — we are not reopening any abortion issues here in this legislature. It’s very simple.” Oosterhoff stood up with fellow Conservative … [Read more...] about Doug Ford says abortion issue won’t be reopened
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Thu., May 9, 2019 Premier Doug Ford scrambled to quell controversy over his government’s position on abortion after one of his MPPs told hundreds of protesters on the front lawn of the legislature Thursday that it’s time to make the termination of pregnancies “unthinkable.” The premier, who had ducked opposition questions on whether the views of Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff reflect the position of the Progressive Conservative government, released a statement later in the day clarifying his administration’s stance. “The Ontario PC Party is a big tent. We welcome members from a wide variety of backgrounds and beliefs,” wrote the premier, who courted social conservatives to win the party leadership last year when he questioned why teens need parental consent notes to go on school trips but not to get abortions. “The government will not re-open the abortion debate,” he … [Read more...] about Ford says his government ‘will not re-open the abortion debate’
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?