Boxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening

first_imgView comments FILE – SEA Games Torch Run ahead of the opening. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Not much has been said about the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan as the organizing committee and top sports officials have kept the cards close to their chest regarding the matter.Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino, though, unintentionally shed some light on what to expect in the opening ceremony.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down No skate parks: Vietnam medal hopefuls skating under the nose of Lenin Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaycenter_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Initially, world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao were named the Philippines’ torchbearers before last-minute changes were made.Instead, Pacquiao will now be joined by a fellow boxing champion in Nesthy Petecio in lighting the cauldron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Nesthy and senator Manny will be the torchbearers because the two won’t have any events to participate in [the following day],” Tolentino told reporters in Filipino Wednesday in a press conference. “Caloy was supposed to be the one but he has an event scheduled.”Tolentino also had a slip of the tongue when he bared that sports icons such as Paeng Nepomuceno, Lydia de Vega and Elma Muros are among the ones who will carry the SEA Games Federation flag. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas LATEST STORIES Petecio will also join Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting), EJ Obiena (pole vault), Margielyn Didal (skateboarding), Kiyomi Watanabe (judo) and Eumir Marcial (boxing) in carrying the Philippine flag during the parade of athletes.How the controversial cauldron, which is located at New Clark City, will be lighted remains a mystery.“It’s a surprise for everyone.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Arrests Fake gun bank account hacked and armed robbery

first_img Related Items:burglary, crime stoppers, fake guns, kew town, robbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Woman shot, vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morning Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2015 – Police are investigating several serious incidents including an armed robbery, the case of a fake gun and missing money from a bank account.The scene got pretty scary on Monday night when a lone gunman entered a bar on Norway Road in Kew Town demanded money and fired a single shot before fleeing on foot out of the rear door. The man, who had a red and black shirt covering his face, did manage to escape with cash; no one was hurt. It is unclear how officers know the gun was a phony, but there is now an investigation into an incident where a man is said to have entered a business on Leeward Highway carrying a long barreled gun, believed to be an imitation firearm. The man did not steal anything and eventually just left the place in a blue car.The financial crimes unit is trying to determine who stole money from a personal bank account. The complaint was made at the Chalk Sound police station on Monday. It is believed the bank account was hacked.Three men and a woman were also arrested by Police. The woman, a 24 year old of Blue Hills is charged with wounding; a 45 year old man of the Bight is arrested for burglary; a 22 year old of Lower Bight is arrested for causing fear while using dangerous weapons and the 56 year old arrested, according to Police, breached his bail conditions.Remember, Police need your help in solving the armed robbery and imitation firearm cases, so please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-8477 if you know anything.Police also remind, that in light of the car theft and burglary spree in Provo, that you have a copy of your license plate andknow your vehicle’s VIN. Bold burglaries & break-in attempts; three arrested boy, 16 Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested)last_img read more

Bahamas DPM Turnquest Welcomes ICT Delegates Supports Regional Single ICT Space

first_imgPhoto Captions:Header: The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime & Minister of Finance, gives welcome remarks at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s 35th Executive Council and 20th General Conference of Ministers during ICT Week at Atlantis Paradise Island.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert: Deputy Prime & Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest takes a moment with Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretary General during the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s 35th Executive Council and 20th General Conference of Ministers, Atlantis Paradise Island.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 29, 2017 – Nassau – During ICT Week’s 20th Meeting of the General Conference of Ministers of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), and 35th Meeting of the Executive Council at Atlantis on Tuesday morning, November 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest welcomed the delegates and affirmed the CARICOM mandate of February of this year for organizations like the Caribbean Telecommunications Union to look more comprehensively on how the region could effectively embrace Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a foundation for national development and regional interaction.Expressing support for the embrace of technology to fuel national and regional development, Mr. Turnquest explained that the government as a relatively new administration, committed to transparency and seeing a need for a different approach to economic expansion — “understood the rapidly evolving global environment, influenced and driven in large measure by the technological revolution that is impacting every aspect of national, regional and global development.”  He said:  “We knew that the different approach to national development, and a more significant regional and global participation required a commitment to embrace technology as fundamental to this new approach.”As such, said the Deputy Prime Minister, “The Government of The Bahamas is convinced that embracing ICTs and making them the foundation of every project and initiative we undertake as a nation, will serve as the catalyst for our economic resurgence and social development, creating a self-sustaining machine for future growth.“This commitment to embracing ICTs is evident in the ongoing transformation of the Public Service. We are strengthening the ICT structure and capacity within the public service to further expand the use of technology to provide improved levels of customer service efficiency, transparency and accountability.   We are employing technology to establish the new digital workflow that will redefine the way the Government does business with the public.“We are undergoing major technological advancements in the Ministry of Finance and its agencies, including Bahamas Customs and the Department of Inland Revenue. We are currently rolling out a new electronic Vehicle and Driver’s licensing process.   We are working to ensure that, despite the challenges and obstacles, we can systematically employ technology throughout the public service and through policy, inspire and encourage the private sector to continue its evolution as well.”Mr. Turnquest said that the Government of The Bahamas is committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated the island of Grand Bahama, “the centre for technology investment and development,” and, therefore, “we envisage the creation of diverse investment and career opportunities through the effective utilization of ICTs.”DPM Turnquest pointed out: “This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the Commercial Enterprise Legislation that is designed to attract a broad range of new business opportunities for The Bahamas, embracing Information Communication Technologies as the foundation of this new business development and economic expansion thrust.”The aforementioned initiatives, together with the commitment to technological transformation, highlights, he said, “The Bahamas’ endorsement of the CTU’s Single ICT space.   We believe that the creation of such a platform could have far reaching positive implications for regional development through trade and cooperation.”Mr. Turnquest continued, “We also endorse the Caribbean Spectrum Planning and Management Project, the ICT Collaboration Forum, and its many other collaborative ICT development initiatives that augur well for national and regional growth and development.“Ministers, we must see our roles as pivotal to the creation of the new technologically integrated Caribbean Region that provides the strength for small states to effectively compete in the new global environment.“Finally, we would like to thank the CTU and all of you Ministers for joining us here in The Bahamas for this week of meetings, workshops and seminars.   We do hope that the deliberations are productive and meaningful to all member states.   Please do not leave without embracing the opportunity to sample our culture. Get a taste of the Bahamian islands and be sure to return for both business and pleasure.   Thank you.” Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more