LOOK: Alyssa Valdez slays at the beach with athletic bod

first_imgImage: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2Image: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2Image: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2“Ginalingan!” commented actress Angelica Panganiban who is friends with the volleyball superstar. “Hustisya!” a fan said, while another wrote, “May nanalo na, uwian na.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingImage: Screen grab via Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2READ: Ex-GF Angelica comments on John Lloyd’s selfie with Alyssa ValdezThe pro athlete revealed to Preen that her main exercise is trainings. Other than that, running  and “basic workouts at home” keep her fit. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez showed off her toned bod on the beach, impressing fans with rock-hard abs.The spiker has been enjoying a well-deserved break after international volleyball stints.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Messi nets 4 goals to keep Barcelona with perfect record Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges MOST READ In the interview, she also shared that she loves to eat and feasts on buffets “a lot,” making her bikini bod even more enviable. READ: Alyssa Valdez on How She’s AdultingAfter her downtime, Valdez will be playing with a club team in Chinese Taipei. She will be with the team “the next few months,” according to an interview with former volleyball player and reporter Gretchen Ho. /raRELATED STORY:Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses01:58’Wag sana ma ninja’: House to probe PNP on P35 M bounty in Batocabe slay02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

I have realised my dream of helping India beat Australia: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgYuvraj celebrate India’s win against Australia.Star batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said that he has realised the dream of piloting India to a victory against defending champions Australia in the World Cup though it was very difficult to keep his emotions in check in the high-octane quarter-final match in Ahmedabad.”Over the last one year I have been dreaming of staying till the end and taking the team to victory against Australia in the World Cup and the moment has come. This is the moment I have lived for as a cricketer,” he said at the post-match press conference.Yuvraj guided India to a sensational five-wicket victory over holders Australia with an unbeaten half century after claiming two wickets and he was adjudged man-of-the-match for the fourth time in the tournament.He admitted that it was a really tough situation with enormous pressure on him and any small mistake on his part could have thrown India out of the World Cup.”It was very hard to control emotions. It was difficult to control oneself in such a situation as one mistake and you will be out of the World Cup. I tried to just watch the ball, play down the ground and not lift the ball in the air,” said the left-handed batsman.Yuvraj said he was playing in the tournament with the thought of someone special in his life, though he did not specify the person.”I am playing for a very special person that comes in my mind and whenever things are not going well I think of that person and things work out,” he remarked.advertisementHe conceded that the dismissal of Gautam Gambhir, who was run out due to a misunderstanding with him, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in quick succession had put the team under pressure but Suresh Raina lived up to the challenge and showed nerves in crucial stages.”When Gambhir got out I thought I will get a good partnership going with M. S. (Dhoni) but when MS got out I knew I was in trouble. When Raina came in I told him to take his time and let’s get 20-30 run partnership. He has shown nerves in a crucial stage and this will boost his confidence also,” he said.He said he had already apologised to team-mate Gambhir for the mix-up that resulted in his partner getting run out today.”I have apologies to Gautam for the miscommunication on the field. We have not played together much. I think it was probably my fault,” said Yuvraj.Though he got his fourth man-of-the-match award in the tournament today, Yuvraj sounded modest and said it was a team effort that was crucial.”I feel good to have contributed to the team but the victory cannot be achieved by one person, it’s a team effort,” he said.He said though he cherished the centuries he had scored in his career, even scores like his 52 not out today were special as they resulted to the team winning a crucial tie.”Though centuries are very special for a player, when you are able to contribute 20 or 30 runs which help the team win crucial matches they also become special,” he said.Looking ahead to the semifinal clash against arch-rivals Pakistan at Mohali on March 30, Yuvraj said it was going to be another dream game after the India-Australia match today.”The India-Pakistan game is going to be another dream game after India-Australia. It’s a great victory for India today. We would be playing our best cricket against Pakistan.They know our game we know theirs both teams are equal. They have had a very good tournament and have beaten West Indies and Australia,” he said.”We don’t want to think about the Pakistan game now. It has been a high-pressure game for us (against Australia) and lot of our system has been drained. We would like to relax for a couple of days and then make plans about Pakistan game,” he added.Looking back the past one year which had seen him being axed from both the ODI and Test teams, Yuvraj said was very happy that things have turned around for him.”Last year everything I touched turned into mud. This year it has been a good year,” he said.Praising coach Gary Kirsten for the contributions he has been making, Yuvraj said that was the vital difference from 2007 when the team was knocked out in the first round of the World Cup.”In 2003 team was very great (when it made the final). I don’t want to talk about 2007. In 2011 with Gary coming in, our confidence in each other has grown. Players confide in each other and the way Gary keeps the team like a family that shows in our performance,” he pointed out.advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Take Responsibility for Your Health – Dr. Tufton

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness.“Jamaicans have to come to terms – and we have to keep making that point – that your personal health requires, in the first instance, you taking responsibility for taking care of yourself. It’s a simple point, but it is a fundamental point,” Dr. Tufton argued.“The reality is, a lot of people focus more often than not, on what hospitals and what doctors can and cannot do, rather than focus on the fact that if they drink a lot of rum and consume a lot of sugar, then they will be susceptible to getting all the ailments that are associated with that; that if they don’t spend half an hour a day to do a little exercise, or if they engage in smoking, then, ultimately, they are going to have issues with their personal health,” he added.He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible.Dr. Tufton, who was speaking at the reopening of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre in St. Elizabeth on Thursday (December 7), said greater focus has to be placed on the preventative side of healthcare, as this is far cheaper for everyone, including taxpayers and Government, when compared to the curative aspect.This involves making greater use of community health centres, which Dr. Tufton said are oftentimes bypassed by persons seeking non-emergency care, who, instead, opt to visit hospitals, resulting in lengthy wait times.He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members.Dr. Tufton is also encouraging health administrators to stage more outreach activities. “Instead of the people coming to us, we need to do more to go to the people in terms of the administration of community health,” he pointed out.“Sometimes, if the public health nurse, the mental health nurse, the doctor don’t go out to talk at the church, at the parent-teacher association (PTA) meeting, at the school and encourage people to be a part of the programme, they (citizens) don’t come (to the health centres) unless they are falling down,” he argued.“Ultimately, public health starts with primary community healthcare. It starts with the individual in the community understanding what they need to do to take care of themselves, and it starts with the facilities in the community that should lend critical support. I believe that as a country, if we were to do that, then, a lot of other things would fall into place,” Dr Tufton said. Story Highlights He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members. He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible. last_img read more

Hollyoaks Stars Celebrate Anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Manchester

first_imgStars from television’s Hollyoaks – Holly Weston, Jessica Forrest, Emmett Scanlan, Claire Cooper and Joe Tracini – were the special guests at a fun-filled family event, held on Tuesday 21 May 2013 to mark the first anniversary of the opening of Ronald McDonald House Manchester.The flagship 60 bedroom House opened in May 2012 and over the last year has provided free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to more than 800 families who have children receiving treatment at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.To celebrate the first year of this special House, families and guests were treated to a delightful line-up of fun activities including a balloon race, face painting and arts and crafts.The Hollyoaks stars joined in the fun.Credit/Copyright: Paul HeyesHouse Manager Mike Fairley says: “A bit of celebrity stardust added some welcome glitz to what was already a very special celebration. I was particularly pleased to see so many familiar faces who have been with us over the last year and to hear their stories. Everyone at Ronald McDonald House Manchester is looking forward to building on a memorable first year and to helping more families remain near their children when they are in hospital.”For more information about Ronald McDonald House Manchester visit www.rmhc.org.uk/manchesterlast_img read more

Patterns prints for men that can never go wrong

first_imgMen often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.Here is a list of few prints and patterns to make your life easier:Checks and stripes have been one of the most dominant patterns when it comes to menswear. The modern day designers are providing new uses and iterations in these patterns. The vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe and dashed designs can be mixed and matched with check patterns like windowpane, tartan and gingham, which would add texture to the most basic pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe white windowpane check pattern on black suit is one classic ensemble that fits best from formal to casual meets.Florals are fun, frolic and scream the summery vibe. Tropical florals are picking up the trend and are considered as one of the best option for vacations. Invest in floral t-shirts and shorts and if you love your suits a lot then try dabbling with the floral tie.Paisley print is identical to floral but varies in terms of motifs. It is mostly a teardrop shaped design that stems back to ancient era. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt’s perfect for men who want subtle embellishments to their wardrobe. Step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different coloured paisley t-shirts or even ties giving a break to mundane fashion.Polka dots have a long and noted history in fashion and over the years it has become a dominant pattern in men’s accessories. Be it ties, pocket squares, socks or simply scarves, this timeless pattern adds a fancy attitude to any look.Shirts with micro polka dots work best as a formal wear option.Conversation prints convey your sense of humour and style in ways that most patterns cannot. It encompasses a wide range of themes, symbols, animal, fruits and what not.last_img read more

WestJet suspends 2019 financial guidance following Boeing 737 MAX grounding

center_img Tuesday, March 19, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> CALGARY — WestJet has announced that it is suspending all 2019 financial guidance that it previously provided in December 2018 and February 2019 following the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Canada.According to the carrier, the decision was made in light of Transport Canada’s safety notice to close Canadian airspace to the aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary grounding order, as well as Boeing’s decision to suspend all MAX deliveries to airline customers.The financial guidance provided with respect to earnings per share (EPS), return on invested capital (ROIC) and cumulative free-cash flow over the period of 2020-2022 remains in place until more information becomes available.The decision comes on the heels of a similar announcement made by Air Canada last week to also suspend all financial guidance it provided on Feb. 15 and Feb. 28 with respect to the 2019 financial year.WestJet enacted its contingency plan immediately and grounded all 13 of its MAX aircraft within 55 minutes of Transport Canada’s order, with only three MAX aircraft outside of its Canadian jurisdiction.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backThe airline continues to implement and execute its contingency plan to minimize guest disruption and any financial impact.For the remainder of the first quarter, WestJet expects it will be able to protect approximately 86% of guests booked on MAX flights and cover approximately 75% of the flights that were intended to operate on the MAX with other aircraft.last_img read more