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National Badminton Open Tournament

Join the Bingo Bonanza National Badminton Open Tournament on December 11-14, 2014 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. A total of 1.5 million pesos will be given away. Entry fee is Php 800.00. On-going on-line registration at http://www.bingob.com/nationalopentournament.

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You’re Not You: A Movie About Friendship and ALS

Got the chance to watch the Philippine advanced screening of You’re Not You movie with my wife and some blogger friends last Tuesday at SM Cinema. The story is simple but dramatic and touching that made my ‘dates’ that night, cried a lot!  I was touched too, seeing an audacious, total stranger-caregiver, became  real caring for her boss that made them best friends. This a better medium to raise awareness about ALS than the iced water bucket challenge.

It will be shown starting November 26 in theaters and will be released thru Octoarts Films. You won’t regret watching this movie.

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Synopsis:

Kate is a suave, successful classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, Kate sees something special in the way Bec takes care of her. Kate and Bec find each other’s  strength through their weaknesses. You’re Not You explores how two strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials and tribulations.  This movie also gives face to the much talked about ALS and will definitely make people more compassionate with victim of the said disease.

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Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)

Director: George C. Wolfe

Running time: 103 minutes`

Producer: Hilary Swank

Genre: Drama

Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel

 

Trivia:

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and rarely Charcot disease—is a neurodegenerative disorder with various causes. The term motor neurone disease (MND) is sometimes used interchangeably with ALS while others use it to refer to a group of similar conditions that include ALS.  ALS is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speakingswallowing, and breathing. The disease usually starts around the age of 60, except in cases that are directly inherited when the usual age of onset is around 50.

About 5 to 10% of cases are directly inherited from a person’s parents.  ALS is the most common of the five types of motor neuron disease.

The average survival from onset to death is three to four years.  Only 4% survive longer than 10 years, although rare cases survive 50 years or more. Most die from respiratory failure. In much of the world rates of ALS are unknown.  In Europe the disease affects about 2.2 people per 100,000 per year. In the United States, more than 5,600 are diagnosed every year, and up to 30,000 Americans are currently affected. ALS is responsible for 2 deaths per 100,000 people per year.

Descriptions of the disease date back to at least 1824 by Charles Bell. In 1869 the connection between the symptoms and the underlying neurological problems were first described by Jean-Martin Charcot who in 1874 began using the term amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  It became well known in the United States when it affected a famous baseball player by the name of Lou Gehrig,  and later when the ice bucket challenge became popular in 2014.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Who is Lou Gehrig?

  1. Henry Louis “Lou” or “Buster” Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Using number 4 as his mark, Lou plays First baseman and pinch hitter
  2. Born: June 19, 1903, Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States
  3. Died: June 2, 1941, Riverdale, New York City, New York, United States and buried in Kensico Cemetery, New York.
  4. SpouseEleanor Gehrig(m. 1933–1941)

New Nike Air Zoom Structure: Stability Has Never Been Faster

The 18th version of the beloved workhorse delivers stability and performance that are unshakeable at high speeds.

Strength and growth come from continuous effort — but growing up doesn’t have to mean slowing down, as proven by the new, revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Structure 18. Now in its 18th version, the Nike Air Zoom Structure raises the bar for a running shoe that delivers both speed and stability.

Over the last two-plus decades, Nike designers have debunked the notion that stable means slow. They’ve constantly pushed to make the Nike Structure shoe lighter, smoother and more responsive without sacrificing any of its vaunted stability features. The design of the Structure 18 is a quantum leap from past versions where designers revolutionized it from top to bottom.

The Nike team worked closely with elite athletes such as 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp and 3,000m world junior champion Mary Cain for insights to bring the distinctive shoe across the finish line. Rupp, who runs nearly all of his 120 miles per week in the Nike Structure, said the Structure 18 gives him a more stable ride and feels faster all the way through his runs.

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“The Nike Structure is the only shoe I’ve trained in since I started running, so it feels special to me to have input in the design of the new one,” Rupp said. “I love the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 because it hugs my foot in the right places, providing the support I need to go the distance. I was really surprised when I picked them up and felt how light they were. It’s like Nike found a way to magically shave a few ounces off, and because of that, I feel like I can run faster in them.”

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 delivers uncompromising stability through the combination of an upper featuring Asymetrical Dynamic Flywire and a triple-density Dynamic Support system in the midsole. The new contoured last — created to provide a better fit and more responsive ride — combined with Nike Zoom Air cushioning, provides added toe spring for the snappy, quick-off-the-ground feel athletes expect from Nike Zoom Air.

Designed to provide runners with support and cushioning, the innovative Dynamic Support system uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to help slow the rate of pronation. Designers enhanced the support in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 by adding a third, high-density foam to the existing system. When needed, the three-density Dynamic Support system kicks in to help provide added support and enhance the smooth transition upon foot strike.

The design also features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper with Asymetrical Nike Flywire cables that wrap the foot and provide support without the bulkiness of previous models, letting the foot move naturally. Nike Engineered Mesh also improves comfort and breathability. Nike Engineered Mesh enables designers to precision-engineer ventilation and lightweight support where needed most, improving comfort and breathability.

Nike’s Zoom Air technology is the fastest, most responsive Nike Air cushioning, making it the cushioning of choice for many elite and everyday athletes. Highly responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot combined with the added toe spring of the new Zoom last, provides the Structure 18 with a responsive snap and fast transition.

“We designed the Zoom Air collection to be a revolution in speed,” said Rob Dolan, Nike VP and Creative Director, Footwear. “Whether athletes are racing or training, they repeatedly ask for Zoom Air because they love that fast, snappy, responsive ride and the energy return they get from it.”

For the first time, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available for customization with NIKEiD on nike.com starting Sept. 25. NIKEiD will exclusively provide choices in widths, sockliners and personalization with colors, color-fade graphics and characters. The inline Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available on nike.com starting Oct 2.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 is part of a collection of Zoom Air running shoes that includes the Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Elite 7 and Air Zoom Streak 5.

Go out and play with the family at the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run!

More than believing kids can stay active and have fun at the same time, McDonald’s also encourages parents to be their kids’ own play mates. With that, McDonald’s is once again inviting families to put on their running shoes and enjoy a one of a kind play date with the entire family at the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run on December 6, 2014 at the Bonifacio Global City.

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This year’s stripes theme and race categories, named after the lovable McDonaldland characters, are sure to be a hit among kids, families and even seasoned runners:

  • 1K Kids Catch Hamburglar, for aged 8 and under;
  • 3K Kids Race Grimace, for aged 15 and under;
  • 3K Adults Run Grimace Run, for aged 16 and up;
  • 5K Adults Early Birdie, for aged 16 and up;
  • 10K Ronald McDonald Challenge, for aged 16 and up; and
  • 3K McDonald’s Family Dash, for groups of 4, composed of 2 kids (aged 15 and under) and 2 adults (aged 16 and up).

Each McHappy Day Stripes Run race kit includes a race bib, a McHappy Day Stripes Run shirt, a free breakfast meal, a baggage claim stub, and McHappy Day Money to enjoy in the different Family Fair activities. A special addition to this year’s race kits is a pair of Ronald McDonald striped socks. Runners are encouraged to wear the socks on December 6 in support of this year’s beneficiary, the Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit, a flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), which builds day care centers for kids in low-income areas.

Go out and play with the family at the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run! Download the registration form at www.mchappyday.com.ph or register at the following McDonald’s stores and registration sites:

  • McDonald’s 32nd and 5th, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Forbestown, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s BGC Forum, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Bench, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Adriatico, Manila
  • McDonald’s Alabang
  • McDonald’s Blue Bay
  • McDonald’s Eastwood
  • McDonald’s Eton Centris, Quezon City
  • McDonald’s Greenbelt
  • McDonald’s Greenhills
  • McDonald’s Jose Abad, Manila
  • McDonald’s Katipunan
  • McDonald’s People Support, Makati
  • McDonald’s Pioneer Reliance
  • McDonald’s Pontevia
  • McDonald’s Quezon Avenu
  • McDonald’s Shell Emerald, Ortigas
  • McDonald’s Sucat Caritas
  • McDonald’s Southwoods
  • McDonald’s Marcos Highway
  • RUNNR, Bonifacio Global City

Hurry, registration ends on November 30! Visit www.mchappyday.com.ph for more information.

Holiday Treats from Rudy Project

Holiday Sale Promos

Rudy Project brings you its much anticipated Annual Holiday Sale! Right in time for your Christmas Shopping run, get your hands on the latest in Technically Cool gear with ridiculously low prices and jaw dropping deals! Mark your calendars for this huge sports blow out happening on November 16 to 21 at the Tektite Tower, Ortigas Center.

A few Holiday Treats you can look forward to are: Free Special Edition items; Additional 5% off for BDO Credit Card holders; Free Gift Wrapping; Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Rudy Project Rydon Eye Wear; Free Donuts from November 17 to 21; 40% off on all ORCA items; Special Promos on Rudy Projects Helmets and Bags; Buy 2 Get 1 offers on EFX bracelets; and a 20/20 Promo on Rudy Project Eyewear!

Enjoy Huge Discounts and get Big Savings in the best Holiday Sale in sports gear from a brand trusted by both athletes and sports enthusiasts. It’ll be a very Merry Christmas, indeed!

Rudy Project Technically Cool, for more information check out their website www.rudyproject.com.ph

Run United HP Recovery Run

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The Run United HP Recovery Run is a non-competitive run designed to help progressive runners embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records. It will be held on December 14, 2014 with 5km & 10km Recovery Runs & 21km Easy Long Run categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the 34th St. The Fort, BGC.

All finishers will learn more about the proper application of various recovery regimens at the Enervon HP Recovery Village. Each activity has been developed in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Science and Physical Therapy Departments

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

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PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES:

In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting November 17, 2014.

 

RUNNR Store BGC

  • B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City

Toby’s Galleria

  • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Toby’s SM North

  • SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City

Toby’s MOA

  • SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

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ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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REMINDERS:

  • Exclusive to 2014 Run United finishers.
  • Limited slots only. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before November 30, 2014.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear any of their 2014 RU singlet/finisher shirt, no singlet will be provided.
  • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their race bib with D-tag upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The race bib with d-tag will be delivered on or before December 7, 2014.
  • Finishers’ shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • All finishers will receive a limited edition HP Recovery Tech Shirt.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:

CONTACT DETAILS:

For online and in-store registration inquiries:

  • Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
  • Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.

 

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