Pinoy jins face world’s best in Manchester (The Philippine Star) - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — After an impressive ASEAN tournament win, the Philippines targets bigger success when it competes in the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships on May 11-20 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Six male and four female jins will carry the Smart/MVP Sports Foundation colors in the prestigious event to be participated in by 94 other countries such as Korea, China, Spain, Iran, Turkey, Chinese Taipei and the United States. The Filipino fighters are: Male – Kurt Brian Barbosa (-54kg), Dex Ian Chavez (-58kg), Keno Anthony Mendoza (-63kg), Arven Alcantara (-68kg), Dave Cea (-74kg) and Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison (-80kg). Female – Veronica Garces (46kg), Baby Jessica Canabal (-49kg), Rheza Aragon (-53kg) and Pauline Louise Lopez (-57kg). The officials are Tem Igor Mella (head of team), Christian Al dela Cruz … [Read more...] about Pinoy jins face world’s best in Manchester
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Securing the future of Philippine energy (Philstar.com) - May 6, 2019 - 11:15am The Future Energy Show Philippines 2019 gathers energy stakeholders, sectors MANILA, Philippines — With the Philippines’ growing population and continued industrialization, the Department of Energy has forecasted the country’s demand for electricity to reach over 40,000 megawatts (MW) in 2040, exceeding the 19,536 MW existing dependable capacity being supplied by the country’s power plants. To address this, the government proposed the Philippine Energy Plan 2017-2040, which aims to increase the country’s renewable energy installed capacity to at least 20 000 MW.1 Around 16,949 MW of potential renewable energy capacities are expected within the horizon, with hydro contributing to about 10,792 MW, followed by solar (4,081 MW), wind (1039 MW), geothermal (684 MW), biomass (326 MW), and ocean (26 MW).2 However, since … [Read more...] about Securing the future of Philippine energy
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?
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs have won over fans around the world in the decades since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories were published. Now the British novelist himself is the subject of a film that looks at his early years and inspirations for his works. X-Men and The Favourite actor Nicholas Hoult plays the title role in Tolkien, which follows the author as an orphan, his friendships at school in Birmingham, studies at Oxford University and on the frontline at the Battle of the Somme during World War One. "We wanted to honor him and tell our story that we thought was fascinating about his formative years that everyone, I feel as a fan...would be intrigued by," Hoult told Reuters. Mirror Mirror actress Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt, whom Tolkien met when he moved into a boarding house and who would later become his wife and inspire elf Luthien in his fictional Middle-earth world. "We show her dancing in the forest … [Read more...] about ‘Tolkien’ looks at early years of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer
By Julia-Simone Rutgers For Star Halifax Sun., April 28, 2019 HALIFAX—On a calm September night nearly 15 years ago, Marilyn D’Entremont’s world was tragically changed. Her husband, Lewis, was a herring fisherman. He worked off the Acadian shore near Pubnico, N.S., where his family lived. A cable on his crew’s boat had been malfunctioning regularly and most of the crew was wary to work with it, but Lewis had taken on the role. That night the cable malfunctioned again, and Lewis was thrown from the boat in a tragic accident. By the time he was found, it was too late. Lewis had lost his life, and his family’s life would be changed forever. On Sunday morning, D’Entremont spoke to dozens of people gathered at Province House in Halifax for the National Day of Mourning to honour the memory of her husband, and of others affected by workplace tragedies. "Lewis just did his job, and he did the best that he could,” said … [Read more...] about ‘Tragic year’ marked in Halifax Day of Mourning ceremony for Nova Scotia workplace deaths