The San Marcelino-based Lady Falcons thus stretched their impressive run to four and took the first Final Four seat in their side of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision.University of the Philippines and Arellano, tied at second with 3-1 marks, dispute the other slot this Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the victory proved costly for the Lady Falcons, who lost top spiker Jema Galanza in the third set after the Adamson skipper twisted her right foot after landing off a block.Earlier, National U dominated Jose Rizal U, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13, to also go 4-0 and clinch at least a playoff for the other Final Four berth in Group A. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Adamson warded off St. Benilde’s second-set comeback to post a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory and clinch the first semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center on Monday.The Lady Falcons struggled against the Lady Blazers, who led midway through the second set, before escaping with a straight-sets triumph.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Three-leg winner Mondilla favorite in ICTSI Players Championship LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody
National Security Advisor, Major General Antony Anderson, says the protection of human rights will be guaranteed in the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO).Speaking in an ‘Issues and Answers’ interview recently, Mr. Anderson informed that human rights training for the security forces is a requirement under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.“The law requires selection of the commanders on the ground (and) there is a requirement in the law for them to receive human rights training. The joint forces have received training, and that is ongoing to prepare people to operate within the zones,” he said.Mr. Anderson assured that the philosophy undergirding the Act “is not to target communities but to target criminals holding communities to ransom”.“The idea is to go in and leave the criminals with the least opportunity to carry out what they want to do, and provide as much protection to the population there,” he said.The law gives the Prime Minister power to declare an area a Zone of Special Operations in order to tackle increased crime and volatility in a community. This is in consultation with the National Security Council.The zone can only be established after the police commissioner and the chief of defence staff make a request for such a declaration in writing to the Prime Minister.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has assured that the special crime zones will not be used to infringe the rights of citizens.He also said that the law would not give powers equivalent to a state of emergency.Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, said custodes and justices of the peace (JPs) have a critical role to play in ensuring the protection of citizens’ rights, once an area has been designated a special crime zone.He said once a person has been detained, the police will have to convince the JPs that the person is suspected to have committed a crime.“If the JPs disagree, then the person must be released. If the JPs agree, within 24 hours that person must be taken before a parish judge,” he said.Mr. Chuck said that the JPs should also be present, especially when the security forces are conducting searches. Mr. Anderson assured that the philosophy undergirding the Act “is not to target communities but to target criminals holding communities to ransom”. National Security Advisor, Major General Antony Anderson, says the protection of human rights will be guaranteed in the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO). Story Highlights
Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), will be conducting Labour Day activities at the Arnold Road Methodist Basic School, in Kingston.Speaking with JIS News, General Manager of the JMB, Courtney Wynter noted that his institution has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility.“We are particularly passionate about learning and development, so, on Labour Day we will be assisting the Arnold Road Methodist Basic School,” Mr. Wynter shared.Activities scheduled for the day include the rendering and painting of walls; and the planting of flowers on the school compound. The JMB will also be providing a whiteboard and computer to the institution.“We encourage all public and private entities to participate and do their part in developing Jamaica. A lot of Government entities will be participating in Labour Day and other charitable projects throughout the year, but for other entities who have not yet started due to budgetary constraints, you can donate time, through mentorship or volunteerism,” Mr. Wynter noted.The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) was established with the mandate to finance safe and affordable housing so that all Jamaicans will have access to home ownership.The JMB seeks to mobilize financial resources for on-lending to private and public sector developers and financial institutions, developing an active secondary mortgage market and providing mortgage indemnity insurance. “We are particularly passionate about learning and development, so, on Labour Day we will be assisting the Arnold Road Methodist Basic School,” Mr. Wynter shared. Speaking with JIS News, General Manager of the JMB, Courtney Wynter noted that his institution has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. Story Highlights Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), will be conducting Labour Day activities at the Arnold Road Methodist Basic School, in Kingston.
In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe.Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visits a health clinic in Lucknow, India that provides prenatal and child health care services. “I know, it’s not the sexiest of themes, but the proof of its impact is undeniable,” Gates wrote. “The lives of the poorest have improved more rapidly in the last 15 years than ever before.”Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, work with students at South High School in Denver, Colorado. The letter describes remarkable progress from schools in the United States to health care in Ethiopia and makes the case that continued investments in these efforts have made a measurable difference for millions of the world’s poorest people. A core reason was the world’s commitment to setting clear goals and identifying the right measures to drive progress towards those goals.Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visits an agricultural facility in Adama, Ethiopia that processes and ships beans and chickpeas to European markets. This is particularly true in the case of foreign aid. “Historically, aid was largely discussed in terms of the total amount of money invested. Now that we’re more precisely measuring indicators like child mortality, people are able to see the impact aid has in stark terms—that it’s the difference between putting people on AIDS treatment or letting them die,” Gates states in the letter.He goes on to emphasize the importance of this, given tight budgets around the world. “Not only do clear goals and measures allow governments to spend their aid money more efficiently, it builds the political will to continue funding aid programs by proving how successful they are. It’s not just about governments giving other governments taxpayer money; it’s about one community helping another raise itself out of poverty.”Gates emphasizes the importance of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as an example of how the world is capable of achieving really big things when we come around a clear goal and develop the measurements to gauge progress. The MDGs are a set of eight specific goals that are an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest by 2015. “While we won’t reach all of the goals, the progress we’ve made toward each is staggering,” said Gates. “The MDG target of reducing extreme poverty by half has been reached ahead of the deadline, as has the goal of halving the proportion of people who lack access to safe drinking water.”As the world looks ahead, Gates has encouraged others to submit their ideas for how to improve the world for the next generation by sharing their hopes for 2030. He hopes to spur a global conversation about effective development and how the world should best come together to achieve further progress for the world’s poorest people.The letter outlines other key priorities for the foundation in 2013, including helping to eradicate polio, reducing the number of child deaths, increasing access to contraceptives, and improving education in the United States. Gates also announced the second Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner, praising the innovative work of Margarida Matsinhe, a field officer for VillageReach, who has been instrumental in overhauling the vaccine logistics system by removing obstacles that prevent children from getting immunized.To read the full letter, click here: www.gatesfoundation.org/annualletter.
Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 10. We all have mentors. These are the people who give us the hope, inspiration,and the drive to keep going. In the industry, who are the people who have been your mentors and why?Oh, I have had so many. Bruce Clayton, Lewis Baumander, John Riven. Fellow actors inspire me the most..PARVEEN KAUR’S LINKSIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5573195/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/missparveenPARVEEN IS REPRESENTED BY: Tiffany Kuzon at Primary Wave Entertainmenthttp://primarywave.com/. Advertisement Twitter You’ve seen her on Saving Hope, American Gods, The Strain, Defiance and so many other Films/TV Series.We recently caught up with Parveen Kaur at the MISAFF (Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival) where she is the MISAFF 2017 Star.Parveen hails from British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Advertisement Parveen moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to pursue a career in Film and Television and is now a rapidly rising star with a recent role on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Best known for her work on Guillermo del Toro’s hit FX series The Strain and CTV’s Saving Hope as Dr. Asha Mirani, Parveen currently stars as Christine in ABC’s (FREEFORM) sci-fi series, Beyond. Her upcoming work includes roles alongside Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) in the upcoming thriller, American Hangman, and an indie feature alongside Grey’s Anatomy’s Giacomo Gianniotti and Adeline Kane (CW’s Reign, Teen Wolf)..1. What was your big break?My big break was The Strain Season 2, playing Aanya Gupta alongside Miguel Gomez (Gus) and Joaquin Cosio (The Silver Angel). As well as, Saving Hope where I played Dr. Asha Mirani2. What project are you most proud of and Why?Oh man, that’s a hard one to answer. Most of my projects are pretty personal and it would be heard to pick just one.3. What advice do you have for anyone at the beginning of their career?FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS. Surround yourself with people who have strong work ethic. Be open and challenge yourself.4. How do you prepare for an audition?My prep for auditions is fairly basic. First, I try to understand the scene, what’s going on, who’s in the scene and what my character wants. Then I try to create an arc within the scene so that it has a place to go, which makes it interesting to watch. For me, if I over prep I have a harder time in the room being open and end up in my head more.5. What tips do you have for someone when they are in the audition room?Honestly, auditioning has never been a strength of mine and the only way I got better was from experience and being in the room more and more and getting the practice.6. Is it necessary for performers to continually promote themselves in order to advance their performance careers?Absolutely not. Just focus on the work! Everything else will fall in place, at least that’s what I believe. 7. Do you think appearing in a tabloid magazine can help one’s career?I guess that depends on what type of career you want and what you want to be recognized for.8. What are some of the challenges performers face on film/TV sets?There is a lot of downtime so it can be hard to stay in a head space for your performance for so long in between. Craft, I over eat on set haha.9. What do you feel the film/TV industry can do differently in order to grow?It’s easier said than done, and this applies more to the Canadian industry, but taking more time to create better content. But of course, much easier said than done.