Hidilyn Diaz: The Philippines’ Olympic Pride

Just recently, a Filipino woman brought pride to her country by earning a silver medal in weightlifting in the women’s 53 kg division during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the first medal in Summer Olympics for the country after 20 years. Diaz became the first ever Filipino woman to win an Olympic medal.

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Hidilyn Diaz is the fifth child to her parents, Eduardo and Emelita. She was introduced to weightlifting by her cousin, Allen Jayfrus Diaz. She went to the Universidad de Zamboanga, where she took up a course in computer science but stopped when she was in her 3rd year for she deemed it was not suitable for her and because it distracted her from her training.

In 2007, at the age of 16, Diaz was introduced to the former Philippine Sports Commission Chairman, Butch Ramirez. Although the Philippine Weightlifting Association was hesitant about recruiting Diaz because she was still very young, Ramirez found a great potential in her and was sent to China to train with all the other Filipino athletes.

In the 2008 Olympic Games, Diaz was the youngest competitor and was the 2nd Filipino weightlifter in the Olympics, and the 1st Filipino female to compete in that event. She was then 17 years old and competed in the 58-kg women’s division. Though she was the 11th out of 12 contenders, her performance gained praises and was seen as very promising considering her age.

Diaz also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and was recognized as the first female weightlifter from the Philippines to compete in consecutive Olympics. In the 2012 London Olympics, Diaz was the flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony. She contended under the coaching of Tony Agustin and beat her personal best in the snatch at 97 kg. However, she ended the competition with a DNF (Did Not Finish) result when she was unsuccessful after 3 attempts in her 118 kg Clean and Jerk.

In preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Diaz intentionally lost weight to compete in the 53 kg category,  knowing that she’ll have more chances of winning a medal. During the competition, she was able to surpass her personal target and eventually won the silver medal in the event.

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Upon her return to the Philippines, Diaz was given a Hero’s Welcome and received incentives from the PSC, her city, and from the President himself.

Thank you Hidilyn Diaz! Viva Pinay!

Green Living: How to Kill Mold More Naturally

While harsh chemicals, such as borax and chlorine bleach, are well known mold killers, they can pose a health risk to yourself, your family, the environment and wildlife. Because of this, the desire to choose nontoxic and organic mold killers have risen in popularity. While the following safer mold remedies are effective for small problems, larger infestations, however, will require the help of a professional mold remediation Maryland.

White Vinegar
Distilled white vinegar is a versatile and safer option for household uses. It can be used to clean, disinfect, decrease and deodorize a wide array of surfaces. Distilled white vinegar is also an effective mold and mildew killer. Unfortunately, some people are put off by vinegar’s pungent aroma. The good news is that this smell will dissipate rather quickly. Pour undiluted vinegar into a spray bottle and liberally mist the offending area. Let the vinegar sit on the surface for a few hours before scrubbing clean and then rinsing the surface with water. You should dry the surface thoroughly to prevent future fungal growth. A good tip is to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the spray bottle if the vinegar’s odor is too much for you.

Baking Soda
This natural mold killer is one you may already have on hand since it is a common ingredient in a wide array of recipes. This mild yet effective disinfectant can get rid of odors and kill mold. To use, dissolve ½ cup of baking soda in 2 cups of water and scrub the mold off the surface with the mixture. Rinse the surface clean with water and wipe dry. Keep in mind, however, that despite its relatively safe nature, baking soda can still pose a risk if too much is ingested by children or pets. Because of this, you should always keep it out of reach of kids and pets.

Tea Tree Oil
Extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, tea tree oil has long been desired for its medicinal value. It is also an effective cleanser and can take care of mold and mildew infestation without posing a risk to the environment. Simply mix two teaspoons of the essential oil with two cups of cool water. Mist the fungal growth with solution and let sit for several hours before rinsing the surface clean with a rag dampened with cool water.

Five Fun Ways to Teach Kids to Handle Money

There is a saying that goes, “You reap what you saw”. Here some ways to teach kids how to handle their money wisely.

  1. Get them a coin bank

While young, the piggy bank is fun for kids. Encourage them to save money through coin or piggy banks. They can use it for the things they want. At a young age, they realize that it’s nice to get things through hard work of saving.

  1. Set a good example

Show some illustration of great men, who used their money wisely. Like how some people get rich through handling money carefully.

  1. Show them what is important.

When buying things, don’t let them just buy what they want. Teach them to differentiate the meaning of wants and needs.

  1. Teach them how to budget.

If you have a child and you gave allowances before going to school. Teach them to budget their allowance wisely.

  1. Don’t spoil them with money.

Shower your kids with love, not money. Teach them how to handle money for giving them what  exactly what they need.

While young, teach kids to handle money so that when they grow old, they know how to handle their own money wisely.

Ways To Save Money On Your Next Vacation

If it has been too long since your last vacation, then it is time that you treated yourself to a little time off. Whether you go by yourself or take the family with you, everyone benefits from some time away from stress and responsibility. One of the road blocks to taking a vacation for many people is the costs that are involved. But there are ways that you can take a great vacation and keep everything within your budget.

Check Out Those Online Offers

How many times have you been tempted to click on a vacation offer you see online? The next time you see the chance to “click here for a great vacation promotion,” you should take the website up on its offer. The key to finding a great discount vacation is to do plenty of research on the company offering the vacation, and also do your due diligence on the vacation offer itself.

Call A Travel Agent

The Internet is trying to make travel agents obsolete, but it is not succeeding. One reason travel agents are still a viable option for vacation travel is because they can put together vacation bundles that save travelers a lot of money. The next time you are thinking about going on vacation, you should give a travel agent a call and see what kind of great deals they have to offer.

Use The Airline Bundle

Many travelers do not realize how much money they can save when they buy their entire vacation through an airline website. Airlines can get great deals with hotels and rental car companies, and that allows the airlines to put together some very low-priced but high quality vacation offers.

Travel With Friends

If you feel like you need a vacation, then there is a good chance that you have friends who feel the same way. The more people you travel with, the lower your costs are because of how many people are paying. Talk to your friends and see if you can put together a vacation group that will get you to where you want to go at a price you can easily afford.

Going on vacation is not as difficult as you may think. There are plenty of great ways to get the vacation that you want, but at a price that you can easily afford.

Celebrating A Golden Wedding Anniversary

Recently, couples who have gone through years of happily married lives commemorate their wedding anniversary with grand parties and another wedding feast. This is usually planned and prepared by their children and grand children. Being part of this kind of celebration makes one believe in happily ever-afters and that love between two people really last. It is very touching to see aged couples re-new their vows even after 30 or 50 years and with their children and family as witness to a once in a lifetime event. These events are made memorable with combined efforts of the family in preparing the venue, the food and everything else. It would seem like the oldies will be wed for the first time.

Even when the couple already has health issues and conditions such as incontinence, they can still enjoy the moment without worries with the help of those highly absorbent incontinence pads. There are products for the elderly made with much consideration for their comfort and protection. Now, anniversaries and family celebrations can be more memorable and worry-free with the help of incontinence pads.  For their golden wedding anniversary, nothing can stop them from pouring out all their emotions and love for each other while their whole family looks on, inspired and hopeful that such kind of love does exist.

Home Designers Raves About The Newest Trend in Epoxy Flooring

Designers are taking notice of the latest trend in industrial flooring – epoxy flooring. Philadelphia epoxy flooring for instance were once limited to garages and basement because it has qualities that is perfect for tough and high traffic areas. It is a strong flooring material with an impenetrable coating, slip-resistant and it gives off a shiny long lasting coat on top of your regular floor.

From its humble beginnings, epoxy flooring has been noticed and is now hailed by many designers as an extremely versatile product. It does more than protect floors because it is also capable of transforming boring areas into amazing works of art.

Once it is dry, epoxy flooring gives of a high, glossy shine that is enhanced by putting an additional topcoat over the regular mix. In most cases a topcoat is no longer necessary because epoxy mixes contain UV-inhibitor which produces that long lasting shine. But designers are not just after the gloss or sheen that epoxy floorings are known for, it can also be personalized.

Gray used to be the only color of the base coat so it can be quite dull and boring. But these days, epoxy basecoats comes in every color imaginable. There are even instances where watercolor-like art works are made as the basecoat for epoxy flooring. Designers can choose colors that would complement, highlight or contrast areas that they are working on.

Epoxy topcoats are now customizable too. Designers and homeowners can now enhance their epoxy flooring with anti-slip flecks which are actually acrylic chips that come in different colors. This anti-slip flecks are sprinkled on poured epoxy before curing to achieve a decorative and functional touch to epoxy floors. Doing your research and checking out different companies to find the colors that you want or need is encouraged so that you will not be limited to the colors available to a single supplier.

 

Some Ideas on Easy Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

Lots of people, especially stay-at-home mothers, are looking for ways to make some extra cash with out getting a part-time or full-time job. They want to be able to take care of their at-home responsibilities and their family, but they also want to make some extra cash in order to contribute to the household income, save for a vacation, or pay for other things. No matter what your circumstances are, the creative ideas below can help you make a few extra dollars here and there.

Some individuals are just good at certain things. For example, they may be really good with mechanics, but they just fix things around their house. If you are good with mechanics, you may be able to turn this into a way for you to make some money. When a friend needs their oil changed, when their refrigerator is broken, or when another mechanical issue arises, you can offer your service for a few dollars. For example, if you have a neighbor who has a golf cart, you may be able to offer to replace the golf cart shocks. This will save them a lot of money and will allow you the ability to make some extra money.

Another idea is to turn a hobby into a business. For individuals who like to sew, crochet, paint, or do another type of craft, they can start making money on it instead of just giving away the items they make. They can either spread the word around their local area that they are making mittens to sell, or they can set up a small online store that will allow them to sell all of the things they have made.

There are lots of small business ideas that you can get going in your own neighborhood. For example, you can set up a small business where you walk dogs. You can make a great hourly wage if you set up a small route in your neighborhood. You can wash cars, cut grass, or do other chores that your neighbors or other individuals may simply not have time to do or do not like to do.

If you are interested in making more money without obligating yourself to a full or part-time job, you need to get creative. Be willing to do things that other people do not enjoy, like cleaning and fixing items. Pretty soon, the word will get out that you offer these services and you will start making some extra money.

Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Generator

There are a lot of different reasons why you may be interested in purchasing a generator. You may be sick and tired of watching your neighbors sit in front of the television, with their patio lights on, and blasting the radio while the rest of the neighborhood is without energy. It could be that you have a business that cannot survive if there was an extended power outage. Regardless of the reason why you want a good generator, it is important to consider your options and make sure that the generator you purchase from a Kohler generators Houston distributor will meet your needs.

The first question that you can ask yourself is, how much power do you really need? Of course, you’re only going to be able to purchase a generator that is within your budget, but it is still good to know how much power you want your ideal generator to produce. A question you may want to ask is, if the power goes out in my building, do I want the generator to run the entire home or commercial building? Or am I looking at having it just to run emergency loads? There are certain things that are going to help you answer the question. For example, if you have a business that has refrigerated food, make sure that your generator will be able to keep your food cold even if there is no energy for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if you’re looking at getting a generator for your home, you may just want something to handle emergency systems.

The second question you have to ask yourself is, what type of fuel do I want my generator to run on? The most common fuel types are diesel, natural gas, and propane. Many people believe that gasoline is the best option for fueling a generator. However, gasoline has a relatively short life of stability. This means that you may fill your generator with gasoline, and then when you need to use it a year or so down the line, it may not work.

Using diesel and propane may require you to refill the tank multiple times over an extended power outage. Natural gas on the other hand is pulled from the local utility and will continue to flow even when the electricity is down.

As anyone who has been in an extended power outage knows, a generator can go a long way in making life easier. It can also make the difference between a power outage being a temporary frustration for a business and something that leads to substantial loss of merchandise.

Looking Natural with Vita-E

2016 is a year for all natural, we get all serious whenever we see another DIY video on YouTube to achieve a more natural makeup, hair- do, or even a fashion OOTD. Looking natural is the way to go, achieving this looks, makes you look younger and effortlessly beautiful. Gone are the days when you put on so much blush on and foundation to cover up your blemishes, this years, trend is all about, less is more.

It’s the same issue for our skin, sometimes we get so addicted using so many products on our skin. In belief that it’ll make our skin more radiant and smooth, but that’s not always the case. Using less skin care products can be healthier for you, using a skin care product that will give you all the benefits that your skin really needs.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredient that gives a more beautiful and fit it into one convenient capsule of Vita-E.

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Vita-E contains 400 IU of vitamin E, a known antioxidant that effectively protects the cells against free radicals and gives our skin a beautiful, youthful and effortless glow.

Free radicals are molecules that harm cells and contribute to the development of conditions such as stroke and cancer which Vita-E helps to prevent. These antioxidants are also essential for the maintenance of healthy skin by protecting it from UV-induced damage.

Vita-E works from the inside making you feel AND look great. Not only that Vita-E is essential in maintaining the functions of our heart, blood vessels, and nervous system, Vita-E also gives all around protection for a healthy immune system. Take care of what’s beneath and be naturally beautiful with Vita-E. Vita-E is recommended to be taken one capsule per day.

Vita-E is SRP P14.00 per soft gel capsule, available at Mercury Drug and all other leading drugstores nationwide.

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All Clean with Fatout

Are you all clean? Clean on the inside and the outside? Since we’re kids we’re thought to always have a good hygiene. People always make sure to teach us how to take a bath, brush our teeth, brush our hair, and stay prim and presentable at all times. Hygiene is very important in our health, but what most people forget to teach is, being clean on the inside especially our colon is very important. Worry no more because FatOutcan help with that.

FatOutcan help make your digestive system more effective. When our colon is cleansed it pushes out undigested waste, clearing the way and helping you absorb good nutrients better. With a healthy colon your digestive system allows you to easily pass undigested waste through your system which can result to having lesser risk of other digestive problems and disorder and also help in weight loss.

FatOuthas the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your fat. Psyllium Husk sweeps and cleanses toxins in your colon while Green Tea Extract shreds and burns your fat. FatOut eliminates hard-to-digest fats and helps detoxify the colon. It nourishes the digestive system that can help in proper bowel movement and digestion. The sweep and Shred formula can help you lose the pounds without putting your health at risk. Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and is not used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. FatOut is available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide for SRP P125.00 per capsule. Stand out with FatOut!

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