WATCH: Is Pia Wurtzbach going to play Darna or Valentina? Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.com) - May 8, 2019 - 9:47pm MANILA, Philippines — Following reports that Pia Wurtzbach is willing to audition and give everything to bag the highly sought after Darna role, the actress-beauty queen admitted that she was unable to audition for it when auditions were opened to the public last weekend in ABS-CBN. “No, I didn’t audition because I was traveling when I found out that they were doing the auditions, but we’ll see what happens,” Miss Universe 2015 told the press, including Philstar.com, in an interview following her launch as endorser of Cream Silk’s Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive on Wednesday night. Although unable to audition last weekend, Pia professed she still wants to audition for the role. “I feel that this is everybody’s dream role and I feel that … [Read more...] about WATCH: Is Pia Wurtzbach going to play Darna or Valentina?
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KAWASAKI, Japan: The new mixed 4x400m relay is just what athletics needs to inject more fun and excitement into competition, according to British star Perri Shakes-Drayton, although it has also thrown up some unforeseen difficulties.The new race, with teams of two men and two women, is poised to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 as part of a drive by organisers to make the sport more inclusive.And Shakes-Drayton, who won silver for Britain in the 4x400m World Championships on home soil in London in 2017, said the idea initially took some getting used to."When I saw it was listed on the programme, I thought 'mixed? A mixed relay?' It took me by surprise," the 30-year-old told AFP in an interview on Wednesday."But it will be interesting and fun. I think that's what the sport needs. Something different and exciting," she enthused, as the British team trained for this weekend's World Relays in Yokohama near Tokyo.She said one of the challenges had come in passing the baton between … [Read more...] about New mixed relay ‘just what athletics needs’: GB star
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Tues., May 7, 2019 Several of the Little Thing because my mind is basically mush and it’s a bit easier this way. - For some reason, one of the screens where I was sitting yesterday afternoon had on the ceremony where Tiger Woods was presented with the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and I was kind of drawn to it. And really, truly, fully dismayed by it. Look, I don’t have any skin in the game and it’s not my country and I can’t remember the last Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient I gave a rat’s patoot about but for some reason this one caught my eye. Article Continued Below Look, I have no dispute about what Tiger Woods is as athlete. He is one of the greatest to ever play his sport. To recover from multiple back surgeries and rehabs and knee surgeries and win as he did in Augusta is one of the truly amazing stories of this year. Kudos to him for perseverance, for not letting the … [Read more...] about Is Woods an unworthy recipient of a great honour?
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Wed., May 1, 2019 Brad Marchand’s true colours are showing through, huh? Gonna guess a fair bit of Leaf Nation is rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets at the moment. Or maybe you should be with the Marlies, who signed Egor Korshkov (though his name is Yegor on hockeydb.com), for their playoff run. Game 1 vs. Cleveland (Columbus’s top farm team) is tonight. Korshkov, whose Leaf contract kicks in July 1 and runs two years, will stand out because he’s actually big. Six-foot-four. We’ll see what kind of pro he is, if he can skate, etc. His numbers in the KHL don’t exactly scream: “Prospect.” Injured most of this year, he had five points in 19 games, and 65 points in 119 career games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He had a terrific 2016 World Juniors, with eight points in seven games, losing the gold medal game to Kasperi Kapanen’s Finland. He was drafted by the Leafs that summer, already 19. … [Read more...] about Leafs forwards make the grade: Marner is the key
By Tanya Talaga Indigenous Issues Columnist Wed., May 1, 2019 Why has it taken more than a decade for Canadian politicians to commit to moving the flooded community of Kashechewan to higher ground? Every year, the Albany River rises and the swift-moving inland water and ice floes force the 2,500 residents to flee their homes and evacuate to cities hundreds of kilometres away — Timmins, Kapuskasing, Thunder Bay — at an annual cost of nearly $20 million. This perennial spring event is perfectly predictable. You can plan on it. Yet each spring, the people of Kashechewan have to mobilize, both off the flooded land and then into politicians’ offices at both Queen’s Park and in Ottawa, calling for the crown’s commitment to help them find a permanent solution. Frankly, it is frustrating to go cap-in-hand to politicians every spring, said Kashechewan Chief Leo Friday after he met with Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan on … [Read more...] about Are the spring evacuations of Kashechewan finally going to end?