One woman’s fashion fundraiser raises £58,000 for CRUK & results in a book

first_imgOne woman’s fashion fundraiser raises £58,000 for CRUK & results in a book Tagged with: fashion Fundraising ideas Justgiving  79 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 27 May 2016 | News  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 A fundraising idea that saw one woman raise almost £58,000 for Cancer Research UK by wearing a different preloved outfit everyday for a year has resulted in a book publication, all profits from which will go to the charity.Last January, Caroline Jones vowed to create 365 outfits from items bought or borrowed from Cancer Research UK shops to raise money for the charity in memory of her mother who had volunteered at her local shop before dying from breast cancer.Caroline set up a JustGiving page and posted photos of her outfits on social media to enable friends and family to follow her fundraising journey. By the end of the year Caroline had gained 10,000+ likes on Facebook, 2,500+ followers on Instagram and over 1,400+ donations on her JustGiving page.Knickers Model’s Own: A year of frugal fashion is the culmination of Caroline’s year, and was released on 25th May, with a cover image shot by Rankin, and a number of well-known contributors including fashion designer Henry Holland, fashion blogger Olivia Purvis, and journalist Hannah Betts.The launch party on 19th May saw Caroline joined by friends, family, journalists, photographers, and bloggers including Olivia Purvis, jewellery designer Anouska Woods, and celebrity hairdresser and The One Show’s ‘Street Barber’ Michael Douglas. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 With 100% of profits from sales of the £20 book going to the charity, Caroline hopes to raise another £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.Caroline said:“I am so proud of my collaboration with Cancer Research UK and hope my book is picked up and enjoyed by all. It’s a book about my year of wearing nothing but pre-loved clothes in memory of my mum Mary, but also a style journey sharing my styling and shopping tips, reminding us all that there are amazing pre-loved gems just waiting to be discovered.”Caroline’s future plans include working for Cancer Research UK on various projects including the launch of its eBay shop, as well as launching her own website, continuing to blog, and to dress in pre-loved clothing.Knickers Model’s Own: a year of frugal fashion is on sale from 25 May 2016, priced £20 with 100 per cent of profits going to CRUK.  To order visit cruk.org/knickersmodelsown. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Overtime 10-16-13

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL :10 Ring…Rriinngg…Rrriiinnnggg, Yo! Smitty’s Bar and Grill, YOU STAB-UM, WE’LL SLAB-UM! Who?…Who!…Speak up. I can’t hear ya. Mike who?…Oh, you mean Coach Tomlin.  Yeah, he’s here, but he can’t come to the phone.  He’s in the back room with “Some Guys” and said he didn’t want to be disturbed by anybody for anything!  Well, tell him it’s Bill Cowher. Maybe he’ll pick up. OK, hold on a minute.  I’ll see what he says…(“Minute up”) yo Bill, Coach Mike said not to worry. He’s got this New York Jets game in the bag.  Hey Bill, one other thing, don’t tell anybody I said this, but “The Guys” Coach Mike is talking with have never been around here before…and they’re in town from New York…I mean, the black suits, dark glasses and black gloves. I don’tknow what to make of it but I overheard Mr. Gambino tell Coach Mike “Not to worry. Everything has been taken care of…You know what I mean!!!”:09 Here’s a double dip on your movie tip, and I know how you like to double dip.  Yes you do…yes you do…now shut up and enjoy!  Movie No. 1 “Prisoners” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard, a dark, dark, dark drama about child abduction. Don’t go alone—and don’t go at night. Now you’ve been warned! I give it 4 basketballs. Movie No. 2…just for you…“Captain Phillips” starring Tom Hanks and a bunch of real ugly cats playing Somalia’s  (that’s people from Somalia for you Pea­body High School grads). Hey, don’t hate me. I am just telling ya what I saw. Real good movie. I give it 3 basketballs because we know how it ends…and it ain’t pretty!:08 If you saw Troy Polamalu deliver the hit on Steven Hill, you now understand what I mean when I said the Steelers must bring more of the mean and nasty!!!  And you noticed he didn’t try to help him up or see if he’s OK.  When you’re 0-4, you shouldn’t care if he’s OK.  I am just saying!:07 Man, it’s hard to believe L.C. Greenwood is gone. That one really hurt!:06 Word to the wise.  Everyone reading the Pittsburgh Courier…and there’s not enough of you…we all need to be about the business of saving the August Wilson Center.  To lose it would not only be a black eye for the City, but for Black folks too.:05 Penn Hills High School football is back on track, but that’s not the point. Get out and support your local team and support the good kids doing good things. Hey, take a kid to lunch after a game, win or lose. C’mon man!:04 Champion Enterprises is still looking for volunteers. People who care about improving the quality of our community and the lives of our young people. Call “The Champions” at 412-628-4856 if you’re interested. Serious inquiries only please!:03 Donald Scott, former great power lifter, I just got your letter from two years ago. Big mix-up at the office. Hit me back if you get this. I got you!:02 By now even you Aliquippa grads know that the Pirates are out of the playoffs. Opps, my bad, I am assuming the Mayor and Kevin Cameron got the electricity turned back on out there. Anyway, no one should have a bad word to say about the finish.  This is the best finish we’ve had in 20 years!:01 Here’s a rare but necessary second “I am just saying!” But it is possible that Le’Veon Bell is not the real deal. A few of those runs Barry Sanders would have broke for big gains.  Wait, what the hell am I talking about.  Forget I said that.:00 Oh, by the way, the Penguins are playing. I think they’re 4 and 1 or something.  Can’t lie. That’s all I got!~ GAME  OVER ~last_img read more

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Red Dress Event Brings NY Fashion To Red Bank For Heart…

first_imgThe Red Dress Event comes to Red Bank on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Buona Sera Restaurant. The event, in its fourth year, will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health.In partnership with The Heart Truth campaign, Meridian CardioVascular Network will host a cocktail party that features several dresses from the Red Dress Collection. Guests will get a close-up view of dresses created by several notable designers, hot off the runway from New York’s Fashion Week.The event features signature red cocktails; heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and music along with door prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $50, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Meridian Women’s Heart Connection- a program aimed at building awareness of women’s heart disease and keeping women informed and healthy. The evening will also feature stories from local women who have survived heart disease with the help of Meridian hospitals, as well as expert tips on how to decrease risk factors.To purchase tickets or for more information call 1-800-DOCTORS.To view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters visit 365DaysofHeart.com.last_img read more

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Suit Seeks To Halt Mad Hatter Expansion Plans

first_imgIn court filings, Walsh and Gasiorowski also objected to some board members’ behavior, specifically Mayor Dina Long and Jon Schwartz, who seemed to express support for the project in newspaper accounts and on Facebook. “The hearing was tainted by the participation of these parties,” the complaint charged.In the complaint, the municipal board, along with the Kelly Management Group, LLC, are listed as defendants in this action.Kerry Higgins, the board attorney, did not immediately return a call this week seeking comment. By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – The battle over the rebuilding of the Mad Hatter restaurant and bar is not over.Jennifer Walsh, a borough homeowner who is also a Republican candidate for Borough Council for this November’s election, filed suit in state Superior Court, in Freehold, last week, seeking to overturn the local unified Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment’s decision approving the expanded Mad Hatter’s rebuilding project.The complaint, filed with Superior Court on Sept. 26, alleges the board, in its actions permitting the project to rebuild the popular nightspot damaged by Super Storm Sandy to move forward, rendered “a decision that was arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” – the legal standard Walsh’s attorney will have to prove to have a judge reverse the local board’s decision. “I think the board just simply gave absolutely no consideration to my client and people living there,” Gasiorowski said of his client’s steps to stop the project.On the other hand, over the course of six torturously long hearings before the planning/zoning board starting last November and concluding in June, Mad Hatter’s owners Scott and Amy Kelly received a large amount of support from the public in attendance. Members of the public spoke and posted on social media, equating the bar’s rebuilding as Sea Bright’s rise from the devastation the town – and so much of the Jersey Shore – incurred from Sandy in October 2012.“The Kellys can feel the support from the community and they’re so grateful for that,” said Kevin Asadi, the attorney representing the Kellys. “And they’ve vowed to stay the course until their dream comes true.”The Kellys have owned and operated the Mad Hatter, 10 East Ocean Ave., since 2006. But Sandy wrecked the site, bringing with it 6- to 8- feet of water, mud, sand and debris, rendering the structure unusable. In 2013 the couple received board approval to construct and operate an outdoor facility, but Scott Kelly acknowledged there were noise complaints.Plans for the rebuilding of the Mad Hatter.The Kellys, under their Kelly Management Group, LLC, have been awarded a low-interest $5 million loan from the state Economic Development Authority to assist in the rebuilding of a Sandy-related damaged business.The Kellys’ plans are to build a completely new three-story elevated structure that would have a restaurant; an outdoor kiosk for takeout food and retail items; and upper levels to be used for bars and outdoor decks. Scott Kelly said he plans on having live entertainment and a building-wide stereo system.There was opposition from Walsh, who, as a New Street resident lives across the street from the site. Others raised concerns of the size and scope of the project, its multiple uses, and what that would mean for parking, municipal infrastructure, noise and the residents’ quality of life. Walsh earlier this year had appealed the local board’s approval for a plan to construct a multifamily residential development where a single family home had been on New Street, in close proximity to Walsh’s home. That matter is still pending.Walsh is running with fellow Republican Brian Kelly, an incumbent, for borough council, against independent candidates Linda Lamia and Kevin Birdsall, for the two seats available for the Nov. 8 election. In court filings, Walsh and her attorney, Ron Gasiorowski, Red Bank, criticized the board’s decision, pointing to its approval given the plan’s lack of proposed parking (under the borough ordinance there would be a need for 134 spaces and six will be provided, designated for employees); its use of 100 percent of lot coverage; its lack of front yard setback; and the building’s height.last_img read more

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Maybe a road trip can turn the tide for the Leafs

first_imgSweep the Eagles and the Grizz this weekend and have Castlegar lose twice to Beaver Valley and the Leafs are right back in the driver’s seat despite the Rebels owning an extra game in the league schedule.Then all the Leafs, leading Beaver Valley by one point, would need to do is sweep the Rebels to win the division.But first things first, Nelson must beat an Eagles team that has won its last two games and only trails division leading North Okanagan by five points.Saturday Nelson faces a team that shutout the Leafs 4-0 in late January but has lost two straight.Calvin named KI player-of-the-monthBeaver Valley forward Dallas Calvin was named the KIJHL player of the month.The Trail native has been on fire of late and owns an impressive 18-game point streak to which he’s accululated 47 points. After losing two of three in the unfriendly confines of the NDCC Arena, maybe the best place for the Nelson Leafs to be is on the road.The Green and White get a chance to re-bond together when the club travels to the Shuswap country for a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League weekend games against Sicamous and Revelstoke.”It starts this weekend,” said Leafs forward Linden Horswill when asked about turning the frown of a three-game losing streak upside down.”We got to forget about (the two recent losses to Beaver Valley) and start thinking about Revelstoke and Sicamous.”Of course, after the sweep at the hands of the Hawks, most people are writing the Leafs off as a team that can still win the Murdoch Division.But looking at the standings, the Leafs trail the Castlegar Rebels by a single point.last_img read more

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South African designer at London fashion week

first_imgRay Maota A shirt designed by Lesego Malatsi beingshowcased at the London Fashion Week. Malatsi is congratulated by Sir RichardBranson at a show in Johannesburgearlier this year.(Images: Virgin Unite)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lesego MalatsiMzansi Designers Emporium+27 11 336 8935RELATED ARTICLES• Conquering the NY fashion world• Local Xhosa heritage goes global• Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton• Madiba more fashionable than everThe UK was treated to an array of Afrocentric designs when South Africa’s Lesego Malatsi showcased his collection at the London Fashion Week, which ran from 16 to 21 September 2011 at different venues across the city.Malatsi’s collection appeared at the Fashion’s Finest Show on 17 September, among work from US, UK, Nigerian and Ghanaian designers.“I don’t think any words can explain my feelings of showcasing at such an occasion, especially when it’s considered such a high privilege by my peers in the industry,” he said.The designer added that it was only when he landed in London that he realised what was happening – this made him anxious and he subsequently suffered a bout of flu.However, the nervousness subsided when he got down to doing the job, which was to show African creations in the heart of the UK.“I really tried to remain calm and as the outfits were being completed, I felt a sense of belonging. I realised that I’m actually ready to compete globally,” he said.London Fashion Week is one of four major events of its kind which take place twice a year. The others are in New York, Paris and Milan.Malatsi described his participation in the fashion week as “conquering one of his greatest challenges” and achieving one of his main goals.Speaking about the racial ratio of his models at the show, Malatsi said: “I don’t know the ratio, I didn’t think that way. I just think about people wearing beautiful clothes.” He doesn’t see his clothing as being just for catwalk models, but for everyone.Humble beginningsMalatsi was born and raised in Soweto, a sprawling township in south-western Johannesburg, and his journey to becoming a recognised designer wasn’t without its setbacks.He dreamed of studying design after school, but Malatsi couldn’t afford a tertiary education.When his father passed away, his mother used the money she received from his pension payout to send him to college.“It was difficult to study because fashion is one career that requires a lot of money, it can be elite. I didn’t realise that until I was midway through my studies, so it was not easy, but I wanted a good education,” said Malatsi.When he finished college be battled to get funding from banks because they were unwilling to invest in an unknown designer.His breakthrough came when his quest for funding led him to Virgin Unite, Richard Branson’s business mentoring foundation.Branson is the founder of the Virgin conglomerate of businesses.With guidance and funding, Malatsi was able to start Mzansi Designers Emporium.From unemployed to job-creatorMalatsi is one of a growing number of entrepreneurs in South Africa and already has 17 people working for him.“There is a lot of talent in Africa. It made me realise how important my success was – to not just me and my family, but for empowering other people,” he said.Malatsi never set out to become an entrepreneur, but now he’s working on a five-year-plan that will enable him to employ at least 850 people.He said that the extensive use of colour in his designs is a celebration of South Africa being known as the rainbow nation throughout the world.“I tried to transcend what is seen as European and what is seen as African, forget the racial lines and also change the perception of how clothes should be worn,” said Malatsi.last_img read more

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Whistle through the wilderness

first_imgTaking a break with a herd of elephants. Tent town in the dry Shashe river bed. Awesome views across rivers and bushveld are plentiful. Children in the Wilderness learn about their environment.(Images: Tour de Tuli)MEDIA CONTACTS • Kim TaylorMedia spokesperson+27 11 807 1800RELATED ARTICLES• The pain is soon forgotten• Getting to know a different South Africa• Exploring bicycle culture in South AfricaLucille DavieSome 350 cyclists are getting ready for the ride of their lives – riding with elephants through game reserves in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.The eighth Tour de Tuli ride, a magical four-day, 300km mountain bike ride, takes place from 3 August, starting in Botswana and ending in the spectacular Mapungubwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Cyclists cross the dry Shashe River bed, wade through the Limpopo River, and ride through elephant and lion country.Two days are spent riding through Botswana, before the crossing into Zimbabwe, where another two days are spent riding through bushveld. Then the route crosses to South Africa for the last night where riders have sundowners overlooking the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers, gazing into Zimbabwe and Botswana.The big five roam its diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and sandstone outcrops. Mopani bush, fever trees and ancient baobabs dominate the flora. This vast area, some 175 000 acres of pristine game land, is home to Africa’s giant – the elephant. Their silent presence, grazing quietly on large swathes of Mopani bushes, is an awe-inspiring feature of the ride. There are some 900 of these giants in the area, so riders are bound to bump into a few along the way.The Tour de Tuli is run by luxury ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, and is its annual effort to raise funds for Children in the Wilderness. The last is a non-profit organisation that provides an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, with the goal of inspiring them to care for their natural heritage, and take charge of their heritage in the future. It operates in seven countries – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Tuli BlockLarge areas of the famed Tuli Block are covered on the ride. The block is a huge, shared game reserve between the three countries. Riders spend two days in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve, starting in the Mashatu Game Reserve, or the Land of Giants. A further two days are spent in the Tuli Circle, after crossing the once-mighty, 800m-wide Shashe River into Zimbabwe, now largely a dry, sandy river bed, and finally crossing the Limpopo River into South Africa.“It’s not a race; this cannot be emphasised enough,” says Russel Friedman, one of the founders of Wilderness Safaris and a board member of Children in the Wilderness. “We spend five to six hours a day in the saddle, traversing pristine wilderness. The route does not include manicured single tracks; we follow animal tracks through areas that are normally only accessible to animals, elephants and now mountain bikes.“Many new friendships are created on the tour. The days are long, and tough, but well worthwhile being able to appreciate the biodiversity of these incredible areas,” Friedman adds.Tented campsFor those four days, 150 staff will move into the area with 2 500 tents, setting up five camps – two in Botswana, two in Zimbabwe and one in South Africa. They will ship in 100 000 litres of water for showers, over 15 000 litres of drinking water, 618 cases of soft drinks, 489 cases of beer, 177 cases of wine and spirits, 100kg of biltong, and 67 bottles of sunblock. Three 18-wheel trucks will load up the provisions, ready for tired cyclists when they wheel their bikes into each camp.And that’s not even the food, which will be brought in by 13 eight-ton trucks. All meals are provided, with support stations along the route making sure cyclists keep up their energy levels. Riders gather the night before the start at the Limpopo Valley Airfield in Botswana, across the Limpopo from Pontdrif in South Africa, to prepare to leave in batches the next morning.Children in the WildernessThe prime task of Children in the Wilderness, established in 2004, is to host children’s camps, eco-clubs and sponsor staff training. Wilderness Safaris hosts 16 to 30 children aged between 10 and 17 each year. During the year, eco-clubs are run at the schools, which foster in the children a love of wildlife. Other programmes include school feeding, water supply, school buildings and eco-mentoring training.“Children in the Wilderness increases children’s awareness, bridges cultural divides, broadens horizons, builds confidence, provides opportunities for new friendships and choices, and reveals career opportunities,” says the company.Eco-clubs, which take place at rural schools, follow a curriculum and take place weekly, monthly or every three months. They give schoolchildren who are interested in the environment a chance to meet, learn, discuss and expand their knowledge of environmental issues. They also look at health, HIV/Aids awareness, nutrition, life skills, geography, geology, arts and craft, and theatre.“In turn, Wilderness Safaris camp staff are allowed to be mentors and leaders, connecting them to their jobs, instilling them with pride for their culture and their community, and offering an enriching experience exposing new skills and talents.”Some 4 500 children have been hosted in Wilderness Safaris camps in the seven countries since 2001.The routeOn day one, riders take a 60km route which includes sightings of elephant or even big cat encounters within the Croton forests, zipping over slick rock formations, and lots of undulating single tracks. Riders overnight at the Amphitheatre Bush Camp in Botswana.On day two they head towards the Maramani Camp in Zimbabwe, a 72km ride, once again riding along single tracks on ancient elephant trails. An informal border crossing on the other side of the Shashe River is established, where an official at a wooden table on the river bank stamps riders’ passports.Day three consists of 58km of riding with spectacular sandstone features where herds of game feed all night. Riders cycle past eland, impala, and elephant, with baboons in the trees overhead. There are two options on day four: the longer and more challenging 84km route, or a shorter 47km route along jeep track.Crossing the LimpopoRiders have to cross the Limpopo River, which flooded earlier this year. During the floods, 17 000 juvenile crocodiles were swept down the river from a submerged croc farm. The organisers say that most of the crocodiles have been recaptured, but the river is low this year, and crocs prefer to spend their time in deep pools, so there is no risk of riders being taken by one lurking in the water, says Nicola Taylor, logistics manager of the tour.“There have never been any incidents with crocodiles,” she adds. In recent years, the event has attracted more overseas riders, she says, with an estimated 20 percent of the field flying in for the ride.The major sponsor is Nedbank, and the Andy Scott, the head of Nedbank Group Sponsorships, says: “The route for this year’s Nedbank Tour de Tuli, with its breathtaking fauna and flora, will be both challenging and rewarding for the riders and will go a long way to ensuring that the tour remains one of South Africa’s premier multi-stage mountain biking events.”Once you have paid your R20 000 entry fee, you might find yourself uncontrollably humming or whistling or bursting into song while cycling the Tour de Tuli – lots of people do.last_img read more

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And The HQ Duck Dash Winners Are…

first_imgFrom July 20–August 20, over 15,000 trackables competed in the HQ Duck Dash. The following trackables crossed the finish line at an International Geocaching Day event, and have been awarded eternal bragging rights (and a digital HQ Duck Dash Winner Badge) for the categories listed below. Congratulations!Best Trackable Photo1st Place: Natalie247 with Nat’s Wrath.2nd Place: Aerophile with Army Duck.3rd Place: n8vision with Monchhunts Deadly Duck Lust.Most Story-Worthy Moment (Best Log)1st Place: 2512 with A Duck Called Wanda2nd Place: AmigaAZ with Bugmann’s Greed.3rd Place: stellarissa with ErnaE Water for Duck Race.Furthest Distance Traveled1st Place: geniejoan with GLUTTONY DUCK. Total Distance Traveled: 75,726.610 miles2nd Place: Moti7469 with 7 Deadly Ducks tag von MoTi. Total Distance Traveled: 66,187.34 miles3rd Place: rubymoon05 with 7 Deadly Ducks Tag. Total Distance Traveled: 55,065.08 milesMost Geocaches Involved1st Place: Isola d’Vess with Lucky the Greedy Duck. Number of Geocaches: 10952nd Place: Terkel10 with 7 Deadly Ducks Tag. Number of Geocaches: 10923rd Place: von’ene with 7 Deadly Ducks Tag. Number of Geocaches:1053Most Geocachers Involved1st Place: Fay, R+R with Doodle Duck. Number of Geocachers: 362nd Place: MommyTRex with Duck Dash ’16 Duck Hunt TB. Number of Geocachers: 73rd Place: The following geocachers’ trackables tied, with 6 geocachers involved each!UlliiFjalaTeam sissifalkeJuergenCarthagoThanks to all participants for helping us celebrate 15 years of trackables!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedEntrez dans la Course aux Canards du HQ : Une Course Mondiale d’Objets VoyageursJune 16, 2016In “Français”¡Ultima llamada para participantes en HQ Duck Dash!July 12, 2016In “Español”Participa en la HQ Duck Dash: una carrera mundial de rastreablesJune 17, 2016In “Español”last_img read more

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Pacquiao wannabe plucks gold for Cebu; Aklan rules in the pool

first_imgDUMAGUETE CITY—His coach describes him as a naughty kid with a natural athletic flair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOn a humid Tuesday afternoon in front of a big crowd, Cebu City’s John Kevin Jimenez put those qualities to good use to score a unanimous decision over hard-fighting Dante Montales of La Carlota for the boys 34 to 35 kilograms boxing gold medal in the Batang Pinoy Visayas qualifying here.“I was challenged because he (Montales) is also good,” said Jimenez in Filipino, a lollipop already plugged in his mouth after coming off the ring. “I like what I did. I fought very well.” LATEST STORIES Blackwater stumped: Where in the world is Chris Ellis? Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The sixth child in a brood of nine, Jimenez, a Grade 8 student, was introduced to the sport by his four elder brothers. One of them, Johnriel, is already fighting in the pros.“He is mischievous and naughty, but he’s a good kid and we saw natural talent in him,” said his coach Jordan Dopalco.Those traits served him in good stead as he stubbornly held off Montales for the gold.Jimenez, who started boxing at 9, aspires to one day don the national colors and follow the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao and Mark Magsayo.Chris Carlos Emnas scored for Leyte after beating local boy Jhon Jeffrey Rosales via unanimous decision in the boys 38kg.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Earlier, Cebu City collected three golds in karate through Gian Mangitngit in boys kumite 8 to 13 years -28kg, Genda Rya Atillo in girls kumite 8 to 13-30kg, and Adrian Ray Ayuda in kumite boys 8 to 13 -32kg.Cebu Province’s Trisha Jean Ogoc snared her second gold after topping the girls’ kumite 8 to 13 -25kg.Host city Dumaguete grabbed a share of the lead late Monday after its archers hit the target with six more golds at Negros Oriental State University grounds.Prisa Helen Lofranco led the gold winners, ruling the Cub girls 20 meters. Other winners were Crisha Mae Merto (Cadet girls 30m), Caryl Generoso (Cub girls 30m), Gabriel Flores (Cub boys 20m) and Carson Francis Hastie (Cub boys 30).Dumaguete dominated the sport with nine golds. The team also won five golds in swimming, led by Ranzge Benedict Quilicot, who topped the boys 12-under 200m breaststroke and boys and girls relay teams.Tagbilaran’s Gabriel Manigque, who at 15 already stands 6 feet, ruled the boys 13 to 15 200m freestyle for his fifth gold of the competition, which saw Aklan claim 15 golds. Bacolod and Ormoc each got eight golds from the pool. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Action-packed R1 between Dante Montales of La Carlota and John Kevin Jimenez of Cebu City here in Batang Pinoy boxing competition pic.twitter.com/YfJfd3G5D7— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) November 14, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Kobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home Creighton eventually recruited Paras, who did not flourish with the Bluejays and later  transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is now on redshirt status, an academic sophomore on his first year of athletic eligibility.Paras said Sotto, given his height, would have “endless opportunities” in the United States. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next View comments “I was 15-years-old when I moved out here in LA,” said Paras, who is now a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.“Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career in the States so that he won’t get rotten and brain washed in Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSotto is still in high school playing for Ateneo and his 7-foot-1 frame puts him a literal head above his opponents.Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netParas, for his part, moved from La Salle Greenhills to Cathedral in Los Angeles where he made a name for himself as an athletic forward. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe Paras encouraged high school sensation Kai Sotto to continue playing basketball in the United States while also taking a swipe at the current hoops scene in the Philippines.In a Twitter post, Paras made use of the new 280-character limit saying Sotto moving to the US will be the right decision instead of playing in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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