LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag

first_imgLeBron James interacts with Jimmy Alapag’s son Ian Maximus during the Strive for Greatness tour. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeBron James has returned to the Philippines for the third time on Saturday and in the eyes of Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag, this speaks volumes for the NBA superstar’s appreciation for this country.“The fact that he came here to Manila to share some brief moments with everyone here at home…I think he understands how passionate we are about the game of basketball,” said Alapag Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena as James wrapped up another showcase before Filipino fans.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 ‘Putting in work, believing in yourself’ still keys to LeBron James’ success Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It would’ve been James’ fourth tour in the country had his “Battle the Doubt Night” show in 2016 pushed through.But much like his in two previous visits, James once shared the floor with up-and-coming stars and national team members in a brief exhibition game for the “Strive for Greatness” show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlapag, one of the key Gilas players in the last decade, showed he can still duke it out in the parquet floor—against one of the best NBA players ever no less—even a year into retirement.Saturday night was extra special, though, as he got to play again with his batch’s Gilas Pilipinas squad that include Ranidel de Ocampo and LA Tenorio, among others. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What made it more special was being with my Gilas brothers because you know these guys are family for life,” said Alapag.But he also got to bring his real family with him to the bench to meet the King.His eldest child Ian Maximus, who has the same second name as LeBron’s youngest son Bryce, even got to keep LeBron’s arms sleeves.“My son will have to grow into it because it’s a little big right now and I’m just glad my kids could be here to experience it with me,” said Alapag.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

We Remember Walter Munk with Daves World of Wonder

first_img February 9, 2019 We Remember Walter Munk with Dave’s World of Wonder 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings#DavesWorldofWonder: Walter Munk became a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1939, provided forecasting for tides and waves that assisted the allies in World War II and helped found UC San Diego Posted: February 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 9:17 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

David W Hedrick I like to fight for what I believe

first_imgThe Columbian is profiling the six candidates who are running for the open 3rd Congressional District seat. With Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Baird’s retirement from Congress, the seat representing Southwest Washington has grabbed national attention as one of a handful of toss-up congressional races in the nation.Republicans see a chance to retake control of the U.S. House and their first opportunity in a dozen years to win the 3rd. Democrats hope to hold onto the seat by coalescing around a single leading candidate. Voters’ first chance to weigh in on this important race will come in the Aug. 17 top-two primary. Ballots will be mailed late next week.In conjunction with this series, The Columbian is publishing all the candidates’ responses to its questionnaire on major issues that will face the next Congress. Those responses are available at http://www.columbian.com/politics.o Wednesday: David Castillo, Republican.o Thursday: Denny Heck, Democrat.o Friday: Jaime Herrera, Republican.o Today: David W. Hedrick, Republican; Cheryl Crist, Democrat; Norma Jean Stevens, Independent.Republicano Age: 31.o Residence: Camas.o Occupation: Management accountant.o Political background: None.o Campaign funds raised: $41,358.o Quote: “I am not a career politician! Like you, I’m sick of career politicians bankrupting our nation and stealing our liberty.”o Campaign website: www.david4congress.comDavid W. Hedrick found his voice last August at a Vancouver town hall meeting on health care reform. He hasn’t stopped voicing his views since. A self-described Tea Party Republican and a Marine Corps veteran, Hedrick is at ease on a stage with microphone in hand. A video clip of his tirade at U.S. Rep. Brian Baird’s August 2009 town hall on health care reform, at which he warned the federal government to “stay away from my kids” and told Baird, “You don’t have the right to tell me who I pick for my health insurance,” went viral on YouTube, receiving more than a million hits.last_img read more

Two new destinations with Costsavers 202021 Asia collection

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Costsaver has brought back Asia for a second year, with two new destinations added to the list after the program’s successful launch in 2019.The newly unveiled 2020-21 program also heralds the official unveiling of Costsaver’s new ultra-flexible ‘Mini Breaks’ for Asia, along with four new tours, expanding the total brand offering to 10 trips across eight countries.Building on Costsaver’s commitment to delivering value tours without compromise, the 2020/2021 series includes all the quality essentials that are the bedrock of the brand with even more optional experiences to allow clients to tailor their dream holiday, says the company. Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation.“We were overwhelmed by the positive response to our launch into Asia,” said Janice Farnum, Director of Product for Asia. “Clients are loving the Costsaver way to travel that gives them everything they need for a great holiday and the tools to tailor it to perfection. It’s a refreshing way to explore Asia, and we’re so excited to introduce our new trips, showcasing even more of this stunning continent.”New for 2020/2021, Costsaver has added a 22-day Essence of South East Asia itinerary exploring Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The trip includes hand selected 3 and 4-star hotels, transportation on comfortable air-conditioned coaches, internal flights and visits to some of the most iconic sights in each destination, such as a cruise through Halong Bay, an unforgettable trip to Angkor Wat and an eye-opening journey to Thailand’s Golden Triangle.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureTo allow clients the full flexibility to personalize their holiday, carefully curated optional experiences are available throughout the trip in addition to plenty of free time to explore the destinations their own way with the help of their Travel Director’s expertise.The new program also sees Costsaver clients exploring further south on the Asian continent into Malaysia & Singapore. The new 15-day Thai and Malaysian Odyssey is the first Costsaver trip to Malaysia and includes for the first time, a number of destinations in the Southern region of Thailand, such as the popular tropical hub of Krabi and an oceanside stay in the secluded beach town of Bang Saphan Noi.And in response to the popularity of its 2019 4-day Hong Kong Highlights trip, the brand has introduced a new category, ‘Mini Breaks,’ which includes an exciting new destination as part of its Amazing Singapore tour. This 4-day micro trip is the perfect embodiment of the new ‘Mini Breaks’ travel style which lets clients explore a single destination as a short standalone holiday or as an add-on to another itinerary.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaCostsaver says it revised its China itinerary for 2020/2021 to include a 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River, seeing sites like The Goddess Stream of the Three Gorges, the monasteries and shrines of the 2000-year-old Ghost City and the other sites along the iconic riverway.The success of the 2019 season has shown the brand that travellers are craving a unique travel style which Costsaver provides, offering the ease and comfort of a guided holiday with the freedom and flexibility of individual travel at a great value price point, just like its tagline ‘value tours without compromise’ suggests, says Farnum.Optional experiences include a food tour in Vietnam, a cultural exchange with a hill tribe in Thailand and a Kung Fu show in China. Two new destinations with Costsaver’s 2020-21 Asia collection Posted bycenter_img Tags: Asia, CostSaver Share Friday, July 19, 2019 last_img read more

Shameful that government funds corruption and not mental health – PN

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) is berating the government on its decision to completely ignore the mental health sector in Malta. According to the PN, it is shameful that a socialist government does not have financial resources for vulnerable mental health patients, but then has funds to sustain corruption and those in its inner circles.This has been published in a statement from the party, which was endorsed by MP Maria Galea, who is the Opposition’s spokesperson for mental health amongst others. The statement also continues to criticise the government for completely forgetting mental health patients and the infrastructures that cater for them, such as Mount Carmel Hospital and community services.The PN is promising to stay close to mental health patients and also expressed solidarity with both the staff and the patients at Mount Carmel Hospital as they all need a more secure and decent place to work and be taken care of. It is also pledging full cooperation with the government on mental health issues without allowing any humiliation for the patients.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more