WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Those who lost loved ones and homes in the twin calamities feel more than just like old people; they feel whipped, dejected, stretched beyond their physical, mental and emotional limits.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsHence we look forward to 2014 as a fresh start.In Chinese astrology it’s the Year of the Green Horse in the New Year that officially starts on Feb. 4.As we look back at what transpired in the past year, we hope never to repeat the mistakes we made and pray that our leaders learn from theirs and move forward to political reconciliation and rebuilding lives of citizens and communities.Not only President Aquino, but local leaders like Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, will have their administration defined by how he succeeds or fails in rebuilding northern Cebu towns devastated by Yolanda.ADVERTISEMENT Painters refuse to go quietly View comments President Aquino’s campaign for honest and transparent governance, shaken by the Napoles expose, has a lot of ground to recover due to a pork barrel culture in Congress and Malacañang.There is much to look forward to and even greater challenges facing us but we soldier on with the conviction that everything will work out well, with the guidance of the Almighty, as we, like masters of the the Chinese horse, ride on toward 2014.Read Next Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win04:54Sotto hopes next Senate would remain ‘cooperative but independent’02:50Cardinal Tagle celebrates Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Shortly before the world was due to exit the year 2013, a 4.3 magnitue aftershock hit Cebu and neighboring Bohol. The mid-afternoon tremor of Dec. 30 reminded us again of our vulnerability to the elements and Nature’s primal power.While the world hails Pope Francis and the legacy left by former leaders like Nelson Mandela, in this part of the globe the biggest newsmakers are the Oct. 15 earthquake and supertyphoon Yolanda.ADVERTISEMENT It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip It was Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which exposed inadequate preparations of both the national and local government units (LGUs), especially Tacloban City whose mayor figured in a pathetic powerplay with Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.Cebu’s northern towns which bore the brunt of Yolanda’s wrath will hopfully be included in the multi-billion peso rehabilitation plan set by the national government that would take more than three years to complete.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOIndian coffee magnate’s body found by riverWhile mainland Cebu was largely spared the full wallop of Yolanda, it didn’t escape the Oct. 15 earthquake which toppled the belfry of the Sto. Nino Basilica and badly damaged centuries-old churches, especially in the south, and rendered government buildings like the Palace of Justice and the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) unfit for occupancy.The twin disasters bring out the full meaning of the new year, a chance for rebuilding and regrowth. The visual cliche of an old man and a new born baby look too cartoonish now.
Apple awarded 30 HBCU students a one-year college scholarship and a summer internship program at Apple’s headquarters at the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C., last weekend.[Related: Facebook Launches TechPrep to Improve Diversity in Tech]Hosted by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) the students were chosen from across 47 HBCUs. The 30 Apple scholars were announced by Denise Young-Smith, vice president for worldwide human resources, Apple. Young-Smith is herself a graduate of an HBCU; Grambling State University.“The people at Apple don’t just create products–they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries,â€ remarked Young-Smith at the ceremony. “And it’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts,â€ she said.The Apple HBCU Scholars Program is part of the new Apple and TMCF Diversity Initiative between Cupertino and TMCF. As part of the partnership, Apple made a $40 million dollar multi-year commitment, the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs.“There are ‘scholarships’ and then there are ‘scholarship programs,’â€ said TMCF President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. “Apple has made an historic investment in a scholarship program that will transform the lives of HBCU star students by not only removing the financial barriers to college attendance, but by providing them additional non-financial program elements like Apple mentors and summer internships. These Apple HBCU Scholars will be the future tech industry leaders.â€The scholarship includes up to $25,000 for their senior year; a summer internship in Cupertino, California; participation in a year-round program to prepare for post-graduation careers; pairing with an Apple mentor during their senior year; the opportunity to serve as Ambassadors on their campuses to build awareness about the Apple and TMCF Diversity Initiative; an invitation to attend TMCF’s Annual Leadership Institute; and participation in the Apple HBCU Immersion Experience in Cupertino.“This program is about exposing gifted students from HBCUs to a career in technology. We’re big believers that innovation will be strongest when talented people from diverse backgrounds are part of the creative process,â€ said Young-Smith. “That’s why we’re so proud to be partnering with TMCF to help us find the next generation of innovators.â€One of the Apple HBCU scholars, Lauren Patterson, previously interned at Apple. She introduced Young-Smith at the event.“I learned a lot at Apple last summer. It was a great experience working with people from all backgrounds,â€ said Patterson. “I love to code,â€ she said. Patterson wants to do anything “code-relatedâ€ for a career, including being a software engineer.Here is the full list of the Apple HBCU Scholars and their schools:Angelica Willis, North Carolina A&TBethlehem Zergaw, Alabama A&MBushra-Sultan Yagboyaju, FiskChukwuemelie Onwubuya, Allen UniversityDakari Franklin, MorehouseDarnel Williams, Grambling State UniversityDavid Nesbeth, Howard UniversityDeshaun Crawford, Delaware State UniversityEbenezer Nkrumah, Fisk UniversityGrant Pope, MorehouseKhaliq Satchell, Elizabeth City State UniversityLauren Patterson, Hampton UniversityMalik Jones, HamptonMaurita Ament, SpelmanMya Havard, SpelmanNathaniel Spindler, Fayetteville State UniversityNaya Coard, SpelmanNhan Mai, Alabama A&MNia Farmer, Howard UniversityParis Griffin, Chicago StateRichard Igbiriki, Lincoln U (PA)Ropafadzo Ropa Denga, SpelmanSakshyam Dahal, ClaflinTaha Merghani, Jackson State UniversityTatyana Matthews, Elizabeth City State UniversityTimothy Baba, Huston-Tillotson/Prairie View A& M (3-2)Todd Boone II, Prairie View A & MXavier Crutcher, Alabama A&MZanetta Tyler, North Carolina A & TGaston Seneza, Philander SmithPaul Hammond, North Carolina A&T be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/apple-awards-30-hbcu-students-scholarships-in-40-million-diversity-effort/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/apple-awards-30-hbcu-students-scholarships-in-40-million-diversity-effort/ $100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers11 Scholarships for Black Students to Apply to NowChevrolet Selects Six HBCU Students for Journal…
At SXSW 2016, during his keynote, President Obama made very clear his position on the ongoing battle between Apple and the Department of Justice and the fight to get a terrorist’s iPhone unlocked.[Related:Â An Immersive Experience For HBCU Scholars at Apple]Cupertino and the government agency are in a fierce legal war over the encrypted iPhone. The government is demanding that Apple create backdoor access to the terrorist’s phone in the name of national safety.Apple is resisting the demand. Apple states the government’s demands have “important and dangerous implications,â€ in a statement on its website.The President commented on the issue during the keynote, but first noted he could not comment on the specifics.“If there is probable cause to think that someone has abducted a child, or if you are engaging in any terrorist plot, or you are guilty of some serious crime, law enforcement [can come] to your doorstep and say, ‘We have a warrant to search your homeâ€ […] to see if there is any evidence of wrongdoing,â€ said President Obama.“And we agree to it because we recognize that just like all of our other rights, freedom of speech…there are going to be some constraints that we impose to make sure we are safe, secure, and remain a civilized society.Now technology is evolving so rapidly and questions are being asked. And I am of the view that there are very real reasons why we want to make sure the government cannot [access everyone’s iPhones/smartphones].â€The President also spoke about the perception that he has the ability to conduct surveillance on all Americans after Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosure.He said he did not have that capability and quipped that sometimes he has trouble just getting an Internet connection.He also commented on Snowden. “The Snowden issue actually overstated the dangers to you. The fact of the matter is our intelligence agencies are pretty scrupulous about U.S persons, people on U.S. soil. But those disclosures did identify where there were excesses; overseas with respect to people who are not in this country.â€An outcome of Snowden’s revelations was that political figures and people in other countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a U.S. ally, were under surveillance. The President said that reforms have been made since the revelation.“We don’t want government to be looking into everybody phones wily-nily without any kind of oversight or probable cause,â€ said the President.He said that “fetishizing our phone above every other value . . .Â can’t be the right answer.â€The President said the challenge was balancing privacy with keeping Americans safe.“I suspect the answer is going to come down to how do we create a system where the encryption is as strong as possible; the key is secure as possible and is accessible by the smallest number of people possible.â€ be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/heres-president-obamas-views-on-apple-the-fbi-and-iphone-encryption/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/heres-president-obamas-views-on-apple-the-fbi-and-iphone-encryption/
By CARP CameroonWe had a workshop to re-launch CARP activities in Cameroon on October 14th to 15th 2016, which was held at the FFWPU headquarters in Yaoundé.As a result of the poor weather conditions some members did not arrive ontime, that is why we have to delay for few hours.The meeting started holy songs, notably the song 1, 2 and 16 and this point was closed by an opening prayer done by brother Mvo Lorenzo.Rev. EDWIN PLEKHANOV president of FFWPU Cameroon, gave the welcoming remarks. This was followed by a video presentation of CARP, which was about the development of the 5 core values of CARP, namely: The integrity; Team spirit, Intention, Development and Joy.After the video presentation, Rev. Plekhanov took asked everyone; why does CARP exist? he explained that after the creation of the Holy Spirit Association in 1954, True Father created CARP a year later, in order to find young members to be able to lead the Nation as far as possible. He added that it is only in 1996 that CARP emerged in our country Cameroon. He then explained about CARP and how it should be apprehended as an instrument of success by the young.The program continued with another video presentation which was about CARP activities on August 8, 1987 in Berlin, the determination, enthusiasm and authority of Hyo Jin Nim the President of World CARP. With this, Rev. Plekhanov, emphasized on the importance of unity and sharing. During the program on that day each participant had the chance to get to know others.On the second day of the workshop we began with a prayer at 5 am the morning.The main issue of the second day of workshop was the plan of action. AS we discussed, there will be a training program to train all the main internal members of the CARP in Cameroon. This program will take about two months in each region. For this training program, pamphlets were shared and later there will be a national seminar for CARP which will be held from December 27th to 29th, 2016 in Yaoundé.For the training program, members of the Yaoundé CARP agreed to meet every Saturday in the afternoon for their training and those of Douala were asked to also find one day.In the afternoon program we went to the Holy Ground. Here everyone cleaned the area and prayed in turns around the tree at the center of the holy ground. While eating some pawpaw fruits found in fields, Rev. Fongoh Innocent gave some guidance. He addressed the participants saying there must be champion everywhere if they wish to be true members of CARP, and for this they must remain positive at all times and guard all their thoughts, which will positively influence their words and actions. He concluded by saying that they have to devote their lives to the culture of true love daily.Then Rev. Plekhanov asked everyone to express themselves through singing and dancing. Sister Rachelle sang two songs, sister BREIK and Brother Dongmo Rodrigue sang by playing the guitar. Then Rev. Edwin Plekhanov thanked all the participants and suggested that we should think of creating a theatre troupe.Our workshop concluded with a unison prayer. click here to see more pictures
2/13/2017, 4:30 p.m. Panos and Ashley in their apartment at One Greenway / Photo providedResidential developments cropping up across the city have grown increasingly more creative when it comes to amenities: pet spas, yoga studios, and bike-sharing programs are just a few of the extras being offered. At One Greenway, residents Ashley and Panos discovered a perk in their new home that wasn’t touted in brochures—love.When they moved to the luxury apartment tower near Chinatown in 2015, shared common areas were just another bullet point on the list of amenities at One Greenway. But this amenity soon became a way for Ashley, 32, and Panos, 41, to spend time together and eventually form a lasting relationship.The two first met at resident events in the lobby of One Greenway, where the couple explains they were excited to get to know their neighbors. They learned they both worked in biotech and chatted about being new to living downtown, then mingled with the rest of the group. Soon after, the building debuted one of its common spaces with another resident event. The party, which unfolded in a space called Suite 1100, gave Ashley and Panos the chance to chat further.“We spent a lot of time talking and realized how much we have in common,” says Panos. “We’ve been together ever since.”The couple says they’ve enjoyed getting to know each other in a friendly atmosphere that, quite literally, feels like home. They explain Suite 1100 is a place for them to unwind after work, where they can play pool and hang out with their neighbors. Ashley and Panos frequent other common areas, too, and often have drinks on One Greenway’s roof deck or catch up with friends in the lobby.It’s experiences like these that One Greenway property manager Aaron Cramer says are so important to building the resident community. He explains One Greenway hosts an event in one of the building’s shared common areas once a month.“We are incredibly lucky to have such a tight resident community who is very inviting to new residents who join the One Greenway family,” says Cramer.This tight-knit residential community became something more for Ashley and Panos, whose relationship blossomed after connecting in Suite 1100. They went on dates (and couldn’t use traffic as an excuse for being late) and continued to spend time together in One Greenway.The following year, and many resident events later, the couple moved out of their individual one-bedroom apartments into a larger, two-bedroom space. In November 2016, the couple got engaged, and they plan to get married this fall. Plenty of new luxury residential buildings advertise shared amenities spaces as places for creating communities and lasting bonds among residents. For Ashley and Panos, the bonds are indeed lasting. And for now, they’ve agreed to continue living in One Greenway until the next stage in their lives.Ashley and Panos outside of Suite 1100 / Photo provided This Couple Met in Their Apartment Building, and Now They’re Getting Married A shared common area proved to be a valuable amenity at One Greenway. 001 Print By Madeline Bilis· Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*
11/2/2018, 11:02 a.m. Photo via Twitter/Boston Public SchoolsAs the search continues for whoever was behind a racist graffiti incident at the Tynan Elementary School in South Boston, Southie turned out for a show of support Friday morning as students headed into class.Holding multi-colored flags, clapping, and cheering, a large crowd was there to counter the hateful messages discovered written on the school Wednesday, which included racial slurs targeting African Americans.An event organized on Facebook called on neighbors to do a “morning meet and greet” and let the students know they care:Boston we have a lot of work to do! Black and brown men and women, we need to do a morning meet and greet of the kids and their families at the Tynan School this Friday! Our kids should not be filled with fear. They need to see that we stand with them.And that’s what they did.There was a wonderful display of unity outside the Tynan Elementary School in South Boston this morning. Thank you for everyone who display a positive message of love for our youngest students. #nohate @BostonSchools pic.twitter.com/6VoKrjrN0p— BostonPublicSchools (@BostonSchools) November 2, 2018 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print Tynan Elementary School students are welcomed off the buses with waves and applause after racist graffiti was sprayed on the school door Wednesday. #istandunited #inclusion #respect pic.twitter.com/5sVYaue2b7— Marilyn Schairer (@mschairernews) November 2, 2018 News How Southie Responded to the Hateful Graffiti at Tynan Elementary Police are still searching for whoever scrawled racist messages on the school in spray paint. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Spencer Buell· Meanwhile, police are seeking the public’s help in tracking the culprit down. They believe the vandalism happened sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 5:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, when it was discovered. The Tynan school is located at 650 E. 4th Street in South Boston. Anyone with information can call 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463), to make an anonymous report.“Racism and threats of this nature will not be tolerated in our schools or in the City of Boston,” Mayor Marty Walsh says in a statement. “To whoever wrote this message, you should be ashamed for spreading this message of hate where our young people go to learn. Boston is a place that is welcoming and inclusive of all.”Statement from #Boston City Councilors Ed Flynn & Mike Flaherty on racist graffiti found at Tynan Elementary School. Flynn said on Facebook he visited w/ the Principal, staff, teachers, the Boston Teachers Union and concerned parents there this morning. #7News pic.twitter.com/5aPVGkuS9O— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyJC) October 31, 2018 1530153
Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Print 2/19/2019, 4:05 p.m. 16016 Photo via Getty Images/ marekuliaszGut health is a big topic in the wellness world right now—more specifically, the maintenance of a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria in our intestines, stomach, and throat. Its rise in popularity can be attributed, in part, to the fact that every day we are learning so much more about our gut and how it functions. But just like with many things about the human body, we still don’t know all there is to know.With the increased interest in gut health, it seems not a single person goes without wondering if they, too, should be taking a daily probiotics supplement. They have been prescribed to treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome to arthritis to skin issues, and you can find them on the shelf at any store with a focus on wellness, from Whole Foods to your local gym. And these concerns are certainly warranted. Everyone seems to be doing it. But is it really necessary? Or should we be focusing on something more, shall we say, simple? Because we are still learning so much about the gut each and every day, we asked registered dietitian Matt Priven whether or not probiotics supplements are entirely necessary, or if we could bypass this extra step in our wellness routine.Ask the Expert: Should I be taking a probiotics supplement? Answer: Eat foods that are high in fiber first, and see if that fixes your problems. The details: To understand the gut, Priven says you must first know that we have trillions of microorganisms that live inside us, mostly in our large intestine and most of them being bacteria. “Certain bacteria found in foods have been shown to contribute positively to our health,” he explains. “We call these probiotics.” When the balance of this bacteria is off, or these microorganisms aren’t thriving, you might experience not only stomach discomfort but also other health problems such as skin issues, inflammation, or even certain mental health conditions.Foods that contain probiotics include kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, and kombucha, while popular supplement forms of probiotics include Culturelle, Align, Jarrow, and RenewLife. So if probiotics are good for our gut, why wouldn’t we load up on as much of them as we can get? Well, sometimes too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing. Your problem might not necessarily be that you’re missing probiotics in your life, it’s that those healthy microbes in your gut aren’t thriving, says Priven.This is where prebiotics and fiber come in.“Prebiotics are unlike probiotics in that they are not microorganisms at all,” he says. “Prebiotics are the parts of our food that we can’t digest, but are actually being digested by the beneficial microbes inside of us, feeding them and promoting their health so that they can, in turn, support our health.” If we don’t get enough of them, it won’t matter how much kombucha we drink, because the good stuff in kombucha won’t be able to survive in our bodies without the good stuff from prebiotics.But where the heck can I find prebiotics and why would I want to eat something I can’t digest? It’s not really as complicated as it sounds. Prebiotics are usually just foods that are very high in fiber. So, think: oats, bananas, beans, lentils, onions, garlic, flaxseeds, and asparagus. And you typically won’t find them in supplement form on their own, but they are often added to probiotics supplements. “Generally speaking, a diet low in prebiotics is a diet low in fiber,” Priven says. “And the average adult in the United States only gets about half of the recommended fiber intake.” According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, men should aim for about 38 grams of fiber per day and women should eat about 25 grams.So, while both prebiotics and probiotics are important for health, Priven says prebiotics are most important to focus on first, and then you might look into probiotics supplementation. He says to find prebiotic-containing meals and snacks that you love and incorporate them into your diet regularly. Just as a reminder, he says to always look at what you’re putting on your plate first before you decide to consider taking something in pill form. Wellness Ask the Expert: Should I Be Taking a Probiotics Supplement? Before heading out to your nearest drugstore, consider these points. By Tessa Yannone·
Brooks Koepka has been the main storyline at the 2019 PGA Championship since he set a course-record 63 during the first round at Bethpage Black. However, CBS’s new “Toptracer aerial tracing” technology is stealing a bit of his thunder, and not in a good way.In a first for any golf broadcast, CBS’s Toptracer technology uses live video from a blimp in conjunction with existing Virtual Eye Hero and Toptracer technology to show a player’s complete shot trajectory from tee to green.Nice drive, Justin Rose.For the first time ever on a golf broadcast, Aerial Tracing gives you an overhead look at the shot’s flight pattern. pic.twitter.com/V0vKckldSW— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) May 18, 2019 0:55 | VideosBrooks Koepka on Final Round prepThe PGA Championship leader talks about playing in front of New York fans and his mindset heading into Sundays during majors. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 17.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen