First night relay race in PH puts premium on ‘team spirit’

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 March Madness: Top 32 PH high school teams battle it out in 11th NBTC season Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters HiVelocity managing director Adrian Mok said they expect to have 3,000 participants.Filipino Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, who is also an ambassador for Asics, said running as part of a team, instead of as an individual, will put pressure not only on the runner but on the teammates as well.“You have one thing in mind and that’s to win not only for yourself but also for the team,” said Tabal. “It’s going to be a different feeling because you’re going to push each other, pressure them, and pressure yourself.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES The Asics Relay will make its first stop in the Philippines before holding events in other Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.“The objective of the race is to create an event to emphasize the team spirit,” said Andy Neo, Asics Asia sports marketing manager, at during the press conference at Conrad Manila. “We know that people want to sleep in the morning and the evening time is perfect because you can sleep after and you will have more people to join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe event features a full 42-kilometer marathon, where each team member is required to run two legs of 5.25 km, and a 21 km half marathon, where each participant needs to run a leg of 5.25 km.Winning teams will be awarded over P790,000 and the champion of the full marathon will have an automatic slot to any of the next four races. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Asics Relay Marathon. Photo from asics.com.A Japanese sportswear brand is introducing a new kind of marathon here in the Philippines.From the usual individual races held at dawn, this new race launched on Wednesday is looking for four-member teams for a relay marathon at night.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

VET to Train ‘Disadvantaged’ Youth

first_imgLewis Togba Sr., former journalist, founder and Board chairman of a local not-for-profit organization Versatile Trust (VET), has commenced a project that will train “disadvantaged” youth to acquire skills that will impact their lives.Mr. Togba told reporters at a news conference yesterday in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, that Liberia as a developing country has lots of challenges, including the training of unskilled youth to understand life’s necessities inclusive of education, health and infrastructure.This, according to Mr. Togba, draws the attention of VET to buttress government’s efforts in molding the minds of  “vulnerable” youth.“VET has done extensive survey and therefore seen the need to buttress government’s drive, to develop the minds of some of the young people from the streets, who are vulnerable,” Togba said.He said the core value of VET is to engage in sustainable training programs to develop the minds of unskilled young Liberians  through the hosting of seminars, hands-on  training to include event planning, fashion designing, tailoring, decoration, graphic arts, driving and computer education.To achieve this objective, Mr. Togba said members of VET will get involved with community health awareness through clean-up campaigns to ensure clean environments.VET, he said, will also buttress government’s effort to develop the minds of those youth who are in the streets and  do not have the opportunity to acquire formal education, “but we will encourage them to re-enroll into a learning institution, just to obtain some basic training to enable them become useful citizens.”The program is an open opportunity to unskilled young Liberians who find it difficult to expand their vision, thus leading them into activities that do not honor societal norms.“As such, VET sees the need to help impact the lives of  vulnerable Liberians through training, with focus on capacity building in different disciplines,” Mr. Togba said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Realme 3 Pro takes on Redmi Note 7 Pro with Snapdragon 710, VOOC 3.0 fast charge: Price in India, specs, sale date

first_imgThe Realme 3 Pro is finally official in India. The company announced its flagship smartphone at an event in New Delhi where it confirmed that the Realme 3 Pro rocks a Snapdragon 710 chipset and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging, among other things. The Realme 3 Pro has been launched to take on the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. It touts a dewdrop display, gradient design, a long-lasting battery life and OnePlus 6T-like camera as well.The Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the base model that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The top-end 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 16,999. The Realme 3 Pro will go on sale on Flipkart and Realme.com on April 29 at 12 noon. Realme is offering Rs 1,000 flat discount on purchasing the product with an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, and Jio benefits worth Rs 5,300. The flagship will also be available via offline stores soon.Realme 3 Pro specificationsThe Realme 3 Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of over 90 per cent. The display is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 on top. There is a 3D curved glasstic panel on the back that comes in Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple and Carbon Gray gradient colours. The Realme 3 Pro comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, measures 156.8×74.2×8.3mm and weighs 172 grams. A major upgrade over the Realme 2 Pro is the chipset. The Realme 3 Pro is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset that is equipped with a capable Adreno 616 GPU. The company is touting superior gaming performance and the phone also supports Fortnite. The chipset is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.advertisementCameras have been upgraded as well. Realme has equipped the flagship with a dual camera setup that includes a 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor, which is the same sensor found on the OnePlus 6T. There is a 5MP secondary camera for depth sensing. The cameras support Nightscape, Chroma Boost, Burst Shot, Super Slo-mo video recording at 960fps, which is a segment-first.There is also an Ultra HD Mode that uses pixel binning to stitch together multiple 16MP shots to offer a single crisp and high-resolution 64MP photo. On the front, the Realme 3 Pro gets a 25MP f/2.0 with 4-in-1 pixels for better low-light photography.The Realme 3 Pro is the first Realme phone to support VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which promises to charge the 4,045mAh battery in just 80 minutes. The company will ship a 20W fast charger with the box. The handset still comes with a micro-USB port.Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The Realme 3 Pro supports a triple card slot that can hold two nano SIM cards and a microSD card. It runs on ColorOS 6 with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and Realme emphasises on delivering an ad-free experience.<br />last_img read more