first_imgFILE – Phillippines’s Alyja Daphne Santiago spikes the ball against Indonesia during the women’s group A preliminary volleyball match between Indonesia and Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juni KriswantoThe Philippines bowed to host Indonesia, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, in the classification stage of the women’s volleyball competition in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday at GOR Bulungan in Jakarta.The loss placed the Filipinos in the eighth spot of the competition with only one win at the expense of Hong Kong in the group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mylene Paat had 10 points to lead the Filipinos, whose last win prior to their victory against Hong Kong was in the 1982 Asiad when they beat India.Alyssa Valdez added nine points for the Philippines while sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat had five points apiece with Cha Cruz-Behag also pitching in five points of her own.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Aprilia Manganang had 19 points for the Indonesians. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Serena lauds controversial QB Kaepernick, Reid Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

first_imgTake full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable.Delegates at the forum on MondayThose were some of the key takeaways from the first full day of discussions of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia, Belize. The Forum is being held under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance and Regulations.CSEF formally opened on Sunday and discussions began in earnest on Monday morning. Former Prime Minister of Aruba, Michiel Eman, set the tone with his emphasis on the pursuit of clean energy as part of an obligation to protect the “resources we have been blessed with”, as well as a journey that had profound meaning for the quality of life of citizens of the Caribbean.Sharing information and opportunities, Eman said, gave the journey a “deeper” meaning to society. It would engender a sense of commitment and shared responsibilities. He pointed out that the future was based on renewables and the Region had to find new financial opportunities towards fruition.He called on Forum participants to think not only of lowering energy prices, but about how those savings could benefit society and create the environment for prosperity for everyone.Take controlMember of the high-level panel, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicole Olivierre, drove home the point that the Region had to take full control of its renewable sources of energy. She called for the “sharing and pooling” of resources to growing the renewable energy capacity of the Region and stressed that the Region had to take full control of its own energy supplies. Countries had to find a way to finance the exploitation of their own energy sources, she added.Panel discussions and presentations during the day tackled subjects such as geopolitics, climate change and energy governance; the role of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) in envisioning the acceleration of a clean energy marketing development in the Caribbean Community (Caricom); reducing the implementation deficit; island-appropriate clean energy development, making the Caribbean climate-smart and the clean energy transition in Caricom.On Tuesday, Belize will share its experiences with energy transition. Focus during the day will also continue to be placed on energy governance as well as regulation.Two concurrent technical workshops will be held on Wednesday. They will address utility business models and innovation in rate-making and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in the energy and transport sectors.The CSEF VI is being co-hosted by the Caricom Secretariat and the Government of Belize, in partnership with the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) and the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR). Key sponsorship and technical support for the staging of the CSEF VI will be provided by the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean, which is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ); the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; the Organisation of American States; the Public Utilities Commission; Belize Electricity Limited; and the Caricom Development Fund.last_img read more

first_imgEngland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will find out who they face in their World Cup qualifying group when the draw for the 2018 tournament takes place in Russia.The nine group winners from Europe will progress to the finals containing 32 teams, while the eight best runners-up will take part in a play-off in November 2017.And you can listen to the draw live on talkSPORT online, on the radio and through your mobile from 4pm on Saturday 25 July – click here to find out how. 1 The 2018 World Cup draw takes place in Russia last_img read more

first_imgHONOLULU, HI – The Kahala Hotel & Resort rolls out the pink carpet this fall in support of breast cancer awareness. While there are other great causes focused on breast cancer awareness, treatment and research, The Kahala’s support with a portion of the proceeds from their Pink Spa Break room package, Wahine Pu’uwai spa treatment, and Think Pink tea treats and desserts will focus on the great work being done at the Kapi’olani Women’s Ambulatory Cancer Center, the state’s first comprehensive cancer center committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.Kahala Pink Spa Break Book three nights with this package, and receive one complimentary signature massage of your choice. Nightly rates start at $475. Valid for stays from now through December 20.Wahine Pu’uwai – The Heart of a Woman Inspired by the rare Pele’s Slipper orchid, the exclusive Wahine Pu’uwai treatment follows the flow of energy through the heart and utilizes the orchid’s flower essence, releasing emotional toxins and tension. The 90-minute treatment begins with a traditional hot stone and ti leaf foot wrap and massage to draw out toxins, followed by a wild lehua honey scrub. The treatment concludes with a full body lomi lomi massage, using the sweet fragrant Pele’s Slipper Orchid and Wild Azalea flower essence. Available throughout September and October; $280 per person plus tax and gratuity.Think Pink Tea Treats and Desserts Throughout October, The Veranda offers afternoon tea treats and sandwiches in pink, including a shrimp and cranberry chutney sandwich or a roasted beets and goat cheese sandwich. The Plumeria Beach House will feature a Strawberry Pavlova dessert, and Hoku’s will highlight a Raspberry Opera, an almond sponge cake layered with raspberry cream and chocolate served with milk chocolate sauce and raspberry sorbet.“The Kahala is honored to help raise awareness and funds for local breast cancer patients and the Kapi’olani Women’s Ambulatory Cancer Center, a remarkable women’s center that provides quality treatment and comfort to those who need it most,” said Thomas Pauly, general manager of The Kahala.– About The Kahala –With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an exclusive oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu’s social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai’i.The Kahala has five restaurants including the award-winning Hoku’s, a spa, and a lagoon that is home to six Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and is long recognized internationally as an icon among legendary resorts. In 2009, The Kahala celebrated 45 years as one of Hawaii’s top resort destinations.For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.comlast_img read more