Rondina’s parents nothing but grateful as they get to watch daughter live for UAAP Finals

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books The graduating Rondina could claim her first indoor volleyball title if the Golden Tigresses beat the Lady Eagles on Wednesday after a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 Game 1 win last Sunday put them on the brink of the championship.Mother Alona said Rondina has been nothing but a blessing for them not only as a daughter but also as a breadwinner.Rondina has played in both in the indoor and beach volleyball circuits for much of her career even representing the Philippines in the two sports.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Arnold said they were contented with watching Game 2 from their home in Cebu but thanks to the joint effort from the supporters of the two schools, they get a chance to watch their daughter get a shot at the UAAP crown on Wednesday.“It was unexpected and I also told Sisi that it was okay for us just to watch in Cebu from the television screen,” said Arnold in Filipino Tuesday at UST. “I thank the UST community for bringing us here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Sisi Rondina’s parents Arnold and Alona. Photo by Bong LozadaMANILA, Philippines—It was an unexpected gesture, but it was still a present Arnold and Alona Rondina, parents of University of Santo Tomas’ star Cherry Rondina, humbly accepted.The combined efforts of University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo communities helped bring Rondina’s parents from Cebu to Manila to watch the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals live.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting READ: UST, Ateneo team up to bring parents of Rondina, Bicar, Pacres to ManilaUST’s skipper is a four-time UAAP beach volleyball champion, two-time Philippine Super Liga beach volleyball champion with Petron, and a one-time PSL All-Filipino champion also with the Blaze Spikers.It was these several titles with Petron that allowed Rondina to build a house for her parents in her hometown of Compostela in Cebu.“It’s a huge thing for us that at her age she was able to save up and build a house for her family,” said Alona of her 22-year-old daughter. “I really thank her for that.”READ: Breadwinner Cherry Rondina buys home for family in CebuArnold, who mainly raised Rondina while Alona was working as an overseas Filipino worker in Brunei, said that it’s always been Cherry’s promise to build them a house.“She told me ‘Pa I will work so I can build a house for you,’” said Arnold. “Our house before had just nipa for a roof and when it rains it leaks but now that won’t happen.”Rondina has two older sisters, Maria Kristina, 26, Karen Mae 24, and a younger sibling in Criselda, 19.“She’s worked hard in her volleyball career, and her dream was fulfilled because of the sport,” said Alona. “I thank her for everything.” PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast ‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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We should be thankful for private education in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,One cannot help being moved by Swami Aksharananda’s incisive letter in the media,  in which he exposed the apparent contradiction between President Granger’s praise for the education provided by private schools and the harsh taxation policy being pursued by the Minister of Finance, “as he sought to justify the 14% tax on students” while pronouncing on “the sins of private schools”.I am at a loss to fathom such denigration; how can Guyanese reconcile this with the fact that were it not for the valiant efforts made by the numerous ‘pioneers of private secondary education’ in colonial British Guiana, the army of professionals who laid the foundation for an independent, functional Guyana would not have been around?  (Think of, for example, R E Cheeks, J C Luck, R Ishmael in Georgetown; or J C Chandisingh, Rudra Nath, A A Ramlochand in Berbice) And while we are in this context, I cannot help thinking, with all humility, of my own involvement as the first Principal of Hindu College initiated by another Swami, ie Swami Purnanda Ji). Of course none of this would have been possible if the parents, many of whom were virtually destitute, were not themselves convinced that education was the most powerful vehicle in their journey to socio-economic and personal development.Today’s parents are no different from long ago; they also have to gird their loins, make many sacrifices and difficult choices in favour of private education, because they are disillusioned with the offerings of free public education. They have learnt not to ‘look a gift horse in the mouth’, and are prepared to go the extra mile in pursuit of the best available education for their children. This is not to knock our public school system or teachers, but the realities are obvious to the parents who, realizing that there is no second chance for their children, are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’. It is therefore most disheartening for them to now have to tighten their belts and go even further by having to pay an education tax.I support the call from our revered Swami Aksharananda-Ji for an immediate reconciliation between the apparently divergent approaches taken by our President and Minister of Finance.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

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DE LAPEYRE NAMED VARSITY BLUES FIGURE SKATING HEAD COACH

first_imgCurrently, de Lapeyre works as an off-ice instructor at the Burlington Skating Centre, as well as a group/private lesson instructor at Ice Dreams Skating Academy. She has also served as an independent contractor for competitive dance and choreography for the past three years. She helped the University of Delaware to a United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) intercollegiate national championship title in 2011, while placing second in 2010 and third in 2012. During that time, de Lapeyre competed in both short and long programs, solo dances and team skills events. The University of Toronto is proud to announce that Brittany de Lapeyre has been named Varsity Blues figure skating head coach, effective immediately. Story Links de Lapeyre has extensive performance experience, including with professional organizations like the Miami Heat (NBA), New Jersey Devils and Philadelphis Flyers (NHL), Atlanta Falcons (NFL), USA Hockey and multiple appearances on CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, ABC, CSN, HBO and Sports Illustrated. de Lapeyre joins the Blues with an impressive resume. While studying at the University of Delaware, she majored in athletic training, while taking a minor in both figure skating coaching science and strength and conditioning. She also holds a BA in psychology from York University.  “I am honoured to become a member of the Varsity Blues team and excited to get the season started,” said de Lapeyre. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my passion for the sport with U of T student-athletes and to bring my knowledge of collegiate skating from the U.S. to hopefully grow the program and build another successful team.  I am truly looking forward to getting to know and working with all of the skaters to bring home another OUA title.” For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s strongest XI? Predicted Blues line up for Southampton showdown

first_img 11 11 11 3. Marcos Alonso (left wing-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Arsenal line up, in squad number order… 7. N’Golo Kante (central midfield) 21. Nemanja Matic (central midfield) 19. Diego Costa (striker) 11 15. Victor Moses (right wing-back) 11 10. Eden Hazard (left forward) 11 You can listen to live commentary of Chelsea v Southampton in the Premier League on talkSPORT, Tuesday, April 25, kick-off 7:45pm.The Blues have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table ahead of Tottenham to seven points as they host the Saints.On the back of their FA Cup semi-final win over their title rivals, they could really put the pressure on Spurs with a victory.Manager Antonio Conte has Gary Cahill back for selection following illness but could stick with Nathan Ake, who produced a fine display in the weekend’s 4-2 win at Wembley.Meanwhile, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa could return to the starting XI after being dropped to the bench.So who will Conte pick for the clash with Southampton Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Chelsea line up, in squad number order… 11 11. Pedro (right forward) 24. Gary Cahill (centre-back) 11 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (centre-back) 11 11 11 30. David Luiz (centre-back)last_img read more

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Gary Anderson returns from injury to defend UK Open title

first_imgGary Anderson will make a return from injury when he defends his UK Open title this weekend.The two-time world darts champion missed the Masters and is skipping the entire Premier League after undergoing treatment for a long-standing back problem. Doubts had been cast as to whether the Flying Scotsman would recover in time to feature in Minehead from March 1-3.He hasn’t played since losing to Michael Van Gerwen in the World Championships semi-finals in December. The world’s top 32 players – including Anderson and world champion Van Gerwen – come into the event in Friday evening’s fourth round.last_img

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Pay With Your Phone: BofA, Visa Begin Testing Mobile Payments

first_imgmike melanson Tags:#e-commerce#Finance#Internet of Things#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Bank of America has started working with Visa to begin testing the use of smartphones to make in-store payments without the need for cash or credit cards. The system will make use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which is a short-range communication technology for mobile phones, to make payments as simple as waving your phone at another NFC-enabled device. According to Reuters, the two companies will begin testing next month the system of paying that “some say could become a primary means of everyday purchases.”Near Field Communication is a new standard based on RFID that we’ve been paying close attention to and earlier this year ReadWriteWeb founder Richard MacManus took an in-depth look at using mobile phones as a payment device. With the technology now entering testing by the largest U.S. consumer bank and the world’s largest payment processor, it seems that the idea of using mobile phones for making payments is gaining some serious traction, at least in the U.S. According to Reuters, the U.S. has been slower to adopt NFC payments as compared to countries like Japan, where mobile payment systems have been in place for years now. Just this week, PayPal indicated that mobile payment systems are a “top priority” after launching its own trial of NFC payments last month. One big detractor to the use of NFC technology in turning smartphones into virtual wallets is that most popular smartphones do not come with the required NFC chip installed. For their test, the two companies “will allow select New York-area employees and customers to install small chips, supplied by Visa and its technology vendors”, although neither company would say how many people will be involved in the pilot program. The lack of NFC-enabled devices is, however, likely coming to an end in the near future. Apple just hired its own NFC expert earlier this week. NFC-enabled Android phones are said to be on the way by the year’s end. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Microsoft acquires e-commerce advertising vendor PromoteIQ

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMicrosoft acquires e-commerce advertising vendor PromoteIQ Posted on 6th August 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Microsoft acquires e-commerce advertising vendor PromoteIQYou are here: Microsoft has acquired vendor marketing platform PromoteIQ. PromoteIQ is an automated product marketing platform that enables brand manufacturers to run sponsored ads on participating retailers’ e-commerce sites to generate visibility and revenue from those sites. The company offers analytics dashboards both retailers and advertisers to track campaign performance. Sponsored product ads bought through PromoteIQ appear on retailer’s e-commerce sites. The capability is similar to that of HookLogic, which was acquired in 2016 by Criteo. Google experimented with running its product listing ads on retailer sites through a program called AdSense for Shopping, but it hasn’t gone anywhere since launching in 2014. Amazon, and now Walmart, have their own sponsored product ad offerings. Why we should carePrograms aimed at supporting retail customers is an area of focus for Microsoft, and the PromoteIQ acquisition fits into this effort. Microsoft is looking to pair its AI and machine learning technologies with PromoteIQ’s targeted ad placement capabilities and expects the integrations to be completed later this year. Additionally, it can help Microsoft Advertising address consistent calls from advertisers for more reach. Microsoft Advertising offers product ads on Bing.com, but its limited reach put its reach behind Google and Amazon. PromoteIQ’s portfolio of clients includes thousands of global brands and retailers. “PromoteIQ has pioneered the private marketplace approach to digital vendor marketing. PromoteIQ’s technology strategically complements Microsoft’s current retail advertising offerings, and together, we can enable retailers with a portfolio of technology solutions to modernize their e-commerce platforms and maximize their monetization opportunity,” said Rik van der Kooi, corporate vice president of Microsoft Advertising.More on the news: PromoteIQ will keep its own branding and become a division within Microsoft Advertising. Terms of the deal have not been provided at this time. Kroger, Kohl’s and Overstock.com are among PromoteIQ’s current retailer customers. PromoteIQ advertisers include Sony, P&G, Kraft and HP. The post Microsoft acquires e-commerce advertising vendor PromoteIQ appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Microsoft acquires e-commerce advertising vendor PromoteIQ Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Roundup 2/25: Appeal to Higher Authority Edition

first_imgThe chief scientist in Israel’s education ministry has sparked a controversy by questioning both evolution and global warming and proposing that curricula undergo religious censorship. Haaretz reports that other ministry officials have distanced themselves from the Likud party member. Today the National Institutes of Health announced seven new programs launching in 2010 with $17.8 million from the agency’s Common Fund. The projects, some of which were previewed at the AAAS meeting last week include: tools for studying proteins, knockout mouse phenotyping, human behavioral studies, regulatory science, and an intramural center for studying induced pluripotent stem cells. Two views on the crisis of legitimacy facing climate scientists from Roger Pielke Jr. (he’s been on a tear) and here from former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Bob Watson. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Science from the Department of Homeland Security’s 12 centers of excellence will be on display at a summit in Washington, D.C., on 10 March.last_img read more

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Playing good dad: Akshay Kumar screens Gabbar Is Back for son Aarav, promotes it on TV

first_imgAkshay Kumar held a special screening of Gabbar Is Back for son Aarav, as he felt the latter needed to watch the film, which is about corruption.Click here to EnlargeAge is catching up with Akshay Kumar, and the hunky actor is in no mood to hide that fact unlike several other Bollywood superstars. On Tuesday evening, Akshay turned up sporting a salt-and-pepper beard and without the lines on his face hiding beneath Botox tucks.The occasion was a special screening of Akshay’s new action drama Gabbar Is Back, which the superstar held for son Aarav. Akshay felt his son needed to watch this film, which talks about Gabbar (Akshay Kumar) who starts the Anti-Corruption Force (ACF) to track down and eliminate corrupt people from society after he is wronged by the establishment.Looking dapper in formals, Akshay personally greeted the select guests. Since it was a personal screening, not many Bollywood celebs were visible, bit Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray was there to support Akshay.While the special screening of his film was more of a personal affair, Akshay looked more in the mood to play to the gallery earlier on the sets of DID Super Moms, where he turned up to promote the film along with heroine Shruti Haasan.Akshay Kumar matched steps with a contestant on DID Super Moms. The duo engaged in random banter with show host Karan Wahi. Akshay also shook a leg with a contestant or two, or popular request. Shruti looked radiant in a gold outfit while Akshay was chilled out making a casual style statement.advertisementGabbar Is Back is this weekend’s big Bollywood release. It is Akshay’s second release this year after Neeraj Pandey’s Baby which, despite good response from critics and urban multiplexes, disappointed at the box office. Akshay therefore has much at stake on his latest.Directed by debutant Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gabbar Is Back is a remake of the 2002 Tamil superhit Ramanaa that was directed by A.R. Murugadoss.last_img read more

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