Class Suspensions Due to Typhoon Falcon

MANILA, Philippines – Classes are suspended in the following areas due continuous rains. This is because of the entry of Typhoon Falcon in the Philippine Area of Responsibility, on July 8, 2015, Wednesday.

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Class Suspensions

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There are “No Classes” in the following areas:

All Levels

1. Cainta, Rizal
2. Limay City, Bataan
3. Makati City
4. Mandaluyong City
5. Manila City
6. Marikina City
7. Metro Manila
8. Paranaque City
9. Pateros
10. Pasay City
11. Pasig City
12. *San Juan City
13. San Mateo, Rizal
14. Quezon City
15. Valenzuela
16. Caloocan City

PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL

• Dagupan City, Pangasinan
• Dinalupihan, Bataan
*Rodriguez, Rizal
• San Mateo, Rizal
* Muntinlipa City

*- afternoon classes

Residents in low lying areas are advised to transfer to higher grounds.

Check back later for updates.

Mayweather Stripped of WBO Title Won from Fight with Pacquiao

The WBO has stripped Floyd Mayweather of his Welterweight World Title he won from fighting Manny Pacquiao because of his failure to comply with its rules.

 

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

 

According to reports, WBO expected Mayweather to vacate the WBO 154 and the WBA but Mayweather has not done so.

The WBO, however, is not giving the belt to Pacquiao but to Timothy Bradley, who has won his June 27 fight with Jessie Vargas.

It can be recalled that the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was the richest boxing event – ever, grossing more than 200 million in revenues.

The WBO resolved:

“The WBO world championship committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the WBO welterweight champion of the world and vacate his title for failing to comply with our WBO regulations of world championship contests.”

Watch Images from Pluto as NASA Reveals that the Historic Pluto Flyby is Back on Track

NASA disclosed on July 7 that despite an anomaly encountered by New Horizons spacecraft on its flyby mission to Pluto, the spacecraft is back on track and is sending epic images of this planet, which is 3 billion miles away from Earth.

The anomaly occurred on July 4 prompting New Horizons into safe mode, but this was quickly resolved by NASA’s ground engineers. New Horizons spacecraft is expected to go close to Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Epic images of Pluto were captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) before the anomaly. There were 4 dark spots that have intrigued scientists. What can they be?

 

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Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

 

NASA stated on its website:

“The left image shows, on the right side of the disk, a large bright area on the hemisphere of Pluto that will be seen in close-up by New Horizons on July 14. The three images together show the full extent of a continuous swath of dark terrain that wraps around much of Pluto’s equatorial region. The western end of the swath (right image) breaks up into a series of striking dark regularly-spaced spots, each hundreds of miles in size, which were first detected in New Horizons images taken in late June.”

Here are more photos taken by NASA’s New Horizons.

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Class Suspensions: SLU and All Schools in Baguio Suspend Classes Due to Typhoon Egay

Baguio City, Philippines – Saint Louis University (SLU) and all schools in Baguio have suspended classes and cancelled exams for July 6, 2015. This is due to Typhoon Egay’s rains that affected the whole city. The SLU announcement was disclosed by King Henry Sergio II, the KASAMA/SSC Secretary for Public Relations.

 

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SLU, Image credit: christianlizardoaligo.com

 

The exams that were scheduled for the day have been rescheduled for tomorrow, July 7 and the day after July 8, if there are no further suspension announced.

For SOH and SABM students kindly check for updates.

The exams are rescheduled on the following:

For the MAIN CAMPUS:

July 7

9:00-10:30
1:30-3:00
4:30-6:00

July 8

7:30-9:00
10:30-12:00
3:00-4:30
6:00-7:30

Meanwhile classes are suspended too in all levels in the following areas:

Abra
Benguet
Cavite
Ilocos Sur
Agoo, La Union
Aringay, La Union
Bauang, La Union
San Fernando, La Union
San Gabriel, La Union
Sto. Tomas, La Union
Malabon
Navotas
Pateros

Students are advised to remain in their homes and stay safe and to check for updates every now and then.

Watch Various Celebrations of the Fourth of July in America; Tribute to Journey; NASA Presents Interstellar Explosions and Other Happenings

It’s the Fourth of July and celebrations in the US exploded with fireworks. NASA has featured interstellar explosions in celebration of America’s Independence Day.

 

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Image credit: NASA

 

Americans usually celebrate the day with fireworks, barbecue and partying. Famous celebrities entertain people with their concerts, like Taylor Swift and Smokey Robinson.

At the Pacific Symphony Concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the orchestra offered a tribute to the rock band, Journey; fitting tribute for an iconic band that has spanned three decades of creating superb music. The concert will also honor the US Armed Forces.

Singer Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick in a surprise Fourth of July celebration in Long Island, New York, while the US President Obama celebrated with his family in the White House.

View the spectacular pictures presented by NASA below.

A YouTube video featuring fireworks on the 4th of July 2015 is also featured by Indo TV Channel. Watch the video below.

Minor Instances of Criminality when Young Should Not Affect a Person’s Future

Kids usually get into a mischief or two during childhood, and making this their label for life is unfair. That is why the law, in general, treats minor offenders lightly because it believes that there are still lots of chances for the minor to change for the better.

 

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The Centre on Research for Youth at Risk revealed that identifying the specific risk factors related to the crime committed by juveniles would reduce behavioral problems in the future.

This indicates that minor instances of criminality when a person is young should not disadvantage him, and people in his circle should be educated about the facts surrounding minor juvenile crimes.

According to a research published by The Youth Court of New Zealand:

“A quarter of young men will commit at least one offence during their formative years but most of these will desist from crime and go on to settle into law-abiding lifestyles by their mid-twenties, having committed only a few trivial crimes.”

The study, also, disclosed that the environment in which the minor exists is a crucial factor on how he grows up and develops.

Early intervention in the family and school are significant during the growing years of a child. The inculcation of moral values also takes place during these formative years of a person.

Being disadvantaged or not is, therefore, up to environment that the minor would be exposed to when he grows older.

If people around these minors are well-informed that these young offenders are not criminals per se, but just
misguided kids, who want to explore things, then the situation, would turn as an advantage for them.

People would treat them fairly and with utmost consideration.
Another study written by Professor Huw Williams entitled: brain injury should be taken into consideration with minors involved in serious or minor criminality.

A young person’s minor brush up with the law would not disadvantage him if he grows up in a supportive and concerned society.

On the other hand, if he grows up in a community that tends to judge him by his past mistakes, then his past incidents would serve as a fatal disadvantage.

This would drive him deeper into the abyss of despair, and consequently, criminality. People should remember that a young person’s brain develops until he reaches the age of 18, or sometimes 20; thus, should be granted support and certain considerations until his brain has fully developed and he could decide as a mature individual.

Storm Signals Raised for Typhoon Egay

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Egay has raised storm signal #1 in the provinces of Abra, Apayao, the rest of Aurora, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ifugao, Ilocos Sur, Kalinga, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Mountain Province and Babuyan and Calayaan group of Islands.

 

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Meanwhile storm signal #2 is reportedly hoisted over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, North of Aurora and Quirino.

As Typhoon Egay enters the Philippines Area of Responsibility, people in the low lying affected areas are advised to transfer to higher grounds for their own safety. Flood-prone areas are, likewise, advised to do so.

The areas in the Greater Manila Area that are constantly flooded during the monsoon rains should prepare for any emergency with the onset of Typhoon Egay.

Watch Nicolas Cage as Superman, Part of Documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives': What Happened?”

Did you know that Nicolas Cage has at one time worn that Superman cape? Yes, reportedly he had suited up for the superhero in the late 90s for “Superman Lives”.

 

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Nicolas Cage as Superman

 

For unknown reasons “Superman Lives” did not hit the theaters though, and a documentary, “The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?” was produced to determine what really occurred that prevented the movie from being completed.

“The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?” will be released internationally on July 9 on DVD, Blu-ray, Streaming and VOD. The documentary was directed by Jon Schnepp.

Watch the trailer of “The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?” below. Video courtesy of schneppzone.

Simple and Effective Ways to Get Rid of Bad Habits

Guest post by: LESTER TAGA CAPAS

Drinking, smoking, going AWOL, littering and similar transgressions are bad habits that you have to get rid of.

The list of possible vices and bad habits is a long one, so we will mainly focus on the most common ones. Drinking and smoking.

 

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These are just some of the many things adults and teenagers attempt to justify based on their mentality of living life only once or whatever argument they may have in defence of their vices.

It is true that you live only once and how you live it is your choice. But you must remember that everything you do will one day come back to haunt you.

I’m not telling you that drinking or smoking is a bad thing because I have never done it. I am no saint. But what I am is someone who has been there and knows the consequences of past actions.

How long will you dwell in that mistake before it gets the chance to deliver an untimely coup de grace?

People often justify a vice by saying “not everyone gets sick because of it.” Well, Genius, what if you are part of the percentage that does?

Whether or not you give up a vice or bad habit is up to you but you have been warned. Here are some tips on how to break a bad habit.

1. Find alternatives.

People often reason out that they smoke to relax themselves. Even if they’ve been smoking 30 sticks straight for only half the day.

If you smoke in public, not only are you burdening other people with something you may find relaxing but they find disgusting. Have a little shame.

To smoke is a choice; you can relieve stress by listening to relaxing music, eating a little chocolate. Looking at a picture of someone you love.

Looking for something beautiful to take your mind off things. You’re a narrow minded person if you pick the worst out of the many alternatives simply because a little stick is BIGGER THAN YOU. Those cancer sticks may one day be the death of you.

Why does it have to be an alcoholic beverage? Do you need to be intoxicated to have fun? Why not a healthy fruit juice?

Not only is a fruit juice good for your health it allows you to be lively and less prone to outbursts in a conversation. The only real reward alcoholic beverages get you are hangovers and those are only a mild consequence.

If people dare you to drink and submit you to peer pressure questioning your trust, remind them that friends respect each other’s choices towards the better.

It is better to be alone than to have alcoholic liver cirrhosis together.

2. Find peace of mind.

Never allow yourself to be subject of peer pressure be it by your co-workers or your neighbors.

Remember that you can still have fun during their drinking sprees by eating the meals that accompany said drinking sprees.

All you have to worry about next are heart problems. You don’t need cancer sticks to relive your hurting head if you are at peace with yourself.

Is this starting to get boring dear reader? Guess what? A quality life lived well is one in good health and for all your talk about how manly it must make you to have vices I hope you know how stupid it also makes one in the long run.

Clear your head by thinking of something better to do other than wallowing in the instruments of sin. Yes Jesus drank!

But he never got drunk did he? Alcoholic beverages will give you the satisfaction of a moment in exchange for what could have been a better life. It is important to stay calm and have a long patience.

3. Build up self-esteem.

It doesn’t make you a sissy to not do what the rest of the group is doing. It only makes you smarter.

You will enjoy your best moments in a group outing if you are doing it with a clear mind free from hangovers the next morning.

Remember to choose friends wisely and walk out on those who bring you only misery. Learn to tell yourself that what you are doing is right each time you refuse a cancer stick or a bottle of hatred.

True friends will accept you and may even follow your healthier lifestyle. A bottle of brandy will make you forget your problems for one night and give you hangovers for an even longer time.

Trust yourself enough to be able to handle problems on your own. If you sleep off a problem it will still be there when your hangover kicks in but if you solve it now you won’t have anything to worry about next time.

4. When you drop it don’t pick it up again.

They say old habits die hard but people with bad habits and vices die early do they not? Sure it is a matter of a chance but you are asking for trouble.

When you are to quit a bad habit don’t do it and leave it that way. Turn to your alternatives whenever you feel like going back to your old ways.

The moment you slip back to your old habits you have done the devil a big favor and he will be the only one clapping when you die. I am not saying that bad habits will send you to hell but if it doesn’t then what does?

Be proud of overcoming your old ways it helps. Before you let yourself get dragged by someone to a vice, slap yourself and maybe it will slap some sense into you.

Treat a vice like a piece of paper put it in a bottle with sand then let it sink to the bottom of the Marianas trench.

Regardless of how much advice you are given the choice is yours – so is the suffering, if you persist.

Sample Prayer for School Events

Let’s bow our heads and place ourselves in the presence of the Lord.

Lord and Father, we’re all gathered here for this school’s _____ (mention name of event).

We thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed on our students, teachers and parents.

In gratitude, we stand before you to once more ask for your blessing for our activity today.

May you honor us with the presence of your Divine Spirit through all the activities today.

May the goals set today be achieved through your approval.

May you grant the your wisdom so that we can learn from this event and

Become messengers of your love when we leave this venue.
Amen

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