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Cignal back on winning track with rout of AMA

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Raymar Jose just missed out on a double-double with his 12 points and nine boards in the win.Coach Boyet Fernandez was glad with how Cignal responded from its shock loss to Marinerong Pilipino, 66-65 last Thursday, noting that at the team knows how important the games are especially with the loaded schedule they have in the first three weeks of the tourney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re just a little tired, but the boys really wanted to get back on the winning track,” he said. “We know that we have to build up wins so that we’ll have a little bit of a buffer.”Potts got things going in the first quarter as he strung eight points to allow the Hawkeyes to take a 22-16 lead before they pulled away in the ensuing frames and grab a lead as high as 25, 64-39, with a Simon Atkins fastbreak with 1:25 left in the third period. Paolo Pontejos got himself going for AMA (0-2) with 24 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Mario Bonleon went for 13 markers on a dismal 5-of-20 sniping, to go with eight boards in the defeat.Andre Paras impressed in his first game for the Titans, winding up with five points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and three assists in 34 minutes of play.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 86 – Potts 17, Raymundo 16, Jose 12, Atkins 8, Bringas 7, Cahilig 7, Sumalinog 6, Arboleda 5, Sara 5, Arong 1, Batino 1, Villarias 1, Bartolo 0.AMA 76 – Pontejos 24, Bonleon 13, Subido 11, Villanueva 9, Bragais 7, Paras 5, Jordan 4, Celso 3, Calma 0, Carpio 0, Macaranas 0, Malones 0, Salonga 0.Quarters: 22-16, 44-30, 66-47, 86-76.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Davon Potts. PBA IMAGESCignal HD pounced on AMA Online Education with a wire-to-wire 86-76 victory Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Davon Potts led the way for the Hawkeyes as he fired 17 points and three rebounds, while Pamboy Raymundo unfurled 16 markers and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriorscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more

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Medieval ritual tortures kids in name of religion

first_imgObserving religious rituals, at times, borders on cruelty and horror. Children sporting miniature ‘vels’ (steel spears) piercing through their cheeks is no pleasant sight. Yet it continues to be performed at many temples in Chennai and elsewhere during the Tamil month of ‘Aadi’.A group of children, mostly attired in shades of yellow and adorned with garlands, were made to undergo this ritual at the Nagavalli Amman temple in Chennai’s Kodambakkam area on Friday. They were not alone as adult men and women too endured the pain to perform it in fulfillment of a vow.”We do it out of faith. Initially, we feel pain but it subsides subsequently… the deity protects our children. I have done it (piercing) myself and for my children,” K. Mahendran, an auto driver said.Devotees piercing spears and swords in their bodies and dancing in groups on the way to Murugan and Amman shrines is common not only in the state but wherever the Tamils are settled – Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.This is part of the annual ‘Panguni Uthiram’ festival of Lord Murugan (Subrahmanya) in the Saivite calendar. Similar is the case during the local festivals of Amman, mother goddess, in the month of ‘Aadi’, which falls between July and August.Child right activists have raised concern over the practice. Any such ritual is a gross violation of the Child Protection Act, 1999, they said, demanding a ban on it.last_img read more

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Cue the Closing Credits … shomi Thanks Canadians for a Good Run

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Current shomi members can keep streaming and binge-watching their favourite shows and movies online, via their Shaw or Rogers set-top box, on select tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and PS4 until November 30, 2016. TORONTO (September 26, 2016) – Today, shomi announced the streaming service will be shutting down operations as of November 30, 2016.“We’re really grateful to Canadians who enthusiastically invited us into their living rooms and took us with them on their phones, tablets and laptops,” said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi.“The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years. Combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than we expected, we’ve decided to wind down our operations,” Asch said. “We’re proud of the great service we created and the role we played in the evolution of Canada’s video landscape.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

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