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Dear GK family and friends, This is a photo of 2,000 diners at the LH‎ Positive Economy Forum at San Patrignano, Italy, served by former drug addicts who have become experts in culinary, hospitality, winery, furniture making, agri-business, food processing and product design. Sounds and looks familiar! San Patrignano is the biggest facility in the world for the rehabilitation of 1,500 former lost young men Read More …

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By Dan Weil MoneyNews.com Russia’s economy is tanking, even as the West’s sanctions for its takeover of Crimea have just begun to bite. The country faces stagflation and plunges in the ruble and stock market. That has helped send foreign investors running for the hills, taking billions of dollars out of the country with them. Recession appears to be looming, New York Times columnist David Read More …

Conrado M. Gempesaw, Ph.D.

St. John’s University It is our great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has elected Conrado M. Gempesaw, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as the 17th President of St. John’s University effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Gempesaw will succeed Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., who will be stepping down as planned at the Read More …

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By Bernie Lopez The multinational pharmaceuticals fear this type of article going viral in the Internet. Even just oregano leaves, no. 1, if it goes viral worldwide, can cost them billions in losses within weeks. Here are simple cures for simple ailments from ancient Filipino folk medicine. 01 Oregano leaves. This is a very powerful expectorant for colds and flu, especially if taken as fresh Read More …

Pacquiao

Katálogo ng mga Apelyidong Pilipino (Catalog of Filipino Names) © 1995-98 by Hector Santos All rights reserved. One of the more obvious marks left by Spanish rule in the Philippines is the prevalence of Hispanic surnames among Christianized Filipinos. Those who lived in remote areas and were not subjugated escaped this fate. Many people in the mountain areas of Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Palawan, and other Read More …

Crucifixion

By Fr.Shay Cullen This is the sacred time of year when we recall the life and death and resurrection of Jesus,the man from Nazareth. His life commitment to goodness and self-sacrifice as a champion of the poor and the oppressed led to his arrest torture and execution at the hands of the unjust and cruel authorities. He and his mission did not die and disappear Read More …

Expression of faith: Danish film maker Lasse Spang Olsen grimaces as he is nailed to a cross during the a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday celebrations ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Eight Filipinos and a Dane re-enacted the death of Jesus Christ on Friday by nailing themselves to crosses before thousands of people in a gruesome annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines. The crucifixion ritual -- held every year to mark Good Friday in Asia's bastion of Catholicism -- has been going on for decades, becoming a major tourist draw despite official disapproval from Church leaders. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Agence France-Presse, San Fernando, the Philippines  A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. The crucifixion ritual — held every year on Good Friday in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism — has been marked for decades in farming districts in the Read More …

Thousands of people watched as around 20 people took part in the real-life crucifixions [AP]

THESE shocking photos show how a crowd of people were nailed to crosses in real-life crucifixions on Good Friday to re-enact the death of Jesus Christ. By: Dion Dassanayake Express.com ***WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT FOLLOWS*** Thousands of people watched the annual event as almost 20 Christians and a filmmaker were nailed to crosses with five-inch stainless steel nails. The Roman Catholic Church frown upon the gruesome Read More …

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By Alex P. Vidal It looked like Timothy Bradley was made of stone and was a symbol of ring savagery in the first and fourth rounds. Until he changed tactics in 6th and everything turned tupsy turvy in as far as Team Bradley defense was concerned. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) had the WBO welterweight title in the bag as early in 7th round when Bradley Read More …

Pacquiao

“The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.” — Blaise Pascal By Alex P. Vidal Ilonggo fans were among those who cheered heartily and prayed hard for Rep. Manny Pacquiao, 35, to regain his WBO welterweight title from previously unbeaten Timothy Bradley Jr. last April 12. Aside from being a sports celebrity, Ilonggos remember Read More …