OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gold-medal gadgets: Helpful, friendly robots buzzing around Olympics View comments MOST READ Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track The unified team is made up of 23 Southern players and 12 Northerners, with at least three from the North required to be on the starting roster of 22.But the last-minute decision to form the team was slammed by many South Koreans, who accused Moon of using athletes for political purposes and robbing Seoul’s own citizens of opportunities to compete at the Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The match was a political event as much as a sporting one, with the unified team — the Koreas’ first for 27 years, and first ever at the Olympics — part of a deal forged last month and a symbol of Moon’s hopes for a “peace Olympics”.And Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency focussed on the team and the North Korean cheerleaders rather than the 8-0 defeat — mentioning neither the outcome nor the score in its dispatch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The appearance of the players and the impressive picture of the cheering groups once again made the spectators feel keenly that the Korean nation is a… nation which can’t live separated from each other,” it said.Cheering spectators from both Koreas “burst into warm applause and cheers” to support players “skillfully driving the puck, calling each other by the same language and pooling efforts”, it added. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina North Korean cheerleaders perform during the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between the unified Korea team and Switzerland at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONESNorth Korean media lauded the players and supporters of the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team Sunday after their first match at the Olympics — without mentioning their 8-0 drubbing.Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, was on hand to watch the game against Switzerland with her country’s ceremonial head of state and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases
As Ebola reluctantly makes its exit, a new outbreak known as Buruli Ulcer has emerged in Bong County. Making the disclosure last Friday at the regular County Health Team meeting, Dr. Azoakoi, the county’s Health Officer explained that buruli ulcer is a chronic skin and lenient tissue infection that causes weakness and can lead to permanent deformity and disability. According to Dr. Azoakoi, children under 15 years are the most susceptible to the disease that leads to the devastation of the skin including the soft tissue with large ulcers on the legs or arms. The disease is caused by infection with mycobacterium ulcerans, an organism belonging to the family of bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy, he told the gathering.The buruli ulcer is now prevalent in the Zeanzue Community in Yellequelleh District in Bong County, with more than 25 children already affected since the outbreak some weeks ago, Dr. Azoakoi reported, expressing fear for the lives of numerous other children vulnerable to the disease.“Let me make this vivid to you: patients who are treated initially suffer long-term functional disability,” Dr. Azoakoi told the gathering.Buruli ulcer is known in Liberian parlance as “be serious” because it is very stubborn to heal and therefore requires meticulous treatment. Therefore, to overcome the skin disease, one must “be serious” about it.He mentioned that if nothing is done to contain the disease, the likelihood of many children in the community being direct victims is eminent.According to him, some of the children of one parent have refused to eat with their siblings who are suffering from the disease for fear of also becoming infected.Commenting on the signs and symptoms, the County Health Officer explained that the disease starts as a painless swelling of the legs, arms or face and without treatment within four weeks, the disease undermines the bone, causing deformities.The disease can be treated if the patient is detected early.Dr. Azoakoi recommended that health education at the village and community levels, training of health workers and volunteers, strengthening of health facilities with essential drugs and equipment will help to prevent the further spread of the disease.“Since there is no adequate information of how the buruli ulcer or tropical ulcer is communicated, preventive actions cannot be applied but it is vital to minimize the suffering and disabilities of the children,” the Health Officer advised.He said the actual cause of the ulcer has not been established, either by medical institutions in the county or the County Health Team. He did tell the Daily Observer, however, that there has been no report of death from the buruli ulcer since the outbreak began some weeks ago.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The probe into the ‘knife-shredder’ incident at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate’s has concluded and three senior staff, including one engineer, were fired.This was confirmed on Saturday to Guyana Times by a senior official close to the investigation.Reports are that during the months-long investigation into the incident, sufficient evidence was shown to hold the trio accountable for the situation that occurred in August 2018, when the cane shredder became uncontrollable, sending 64 of 70 knives haywire.The incident took place just after another – the cane shredder malfunctioned – causing millions of dollars’ worth of cane being left to spoil.When the factory finally recommenced operations after resolving that issue, it was met with the uncontrollable cane shredder incident that resulted in workers having to flee for their lives as the knives became loose and were sent flying through the air in all directions. As a result of the second incident at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, suspicions were raised that the cane shredder had been sabotaged in August, last year.However, management of that sugar factory along with top officials from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) stated that they could not make that declaration until investigations into the matter had been completed.These investigations, which were scheduled to have been completed within a three-week period, eventually took about six months to be concluded.Ahead of this probe which commenced in August 2018, a GuySuCo official had revealed that when the operator starts up the cane shredder machine, the operator is not supposed to start the turbine, but is in fact expected to test-run the knives’ component without the turbine.However, this procedure was reportedly not followed, and the “trip” was allowed to spin with excessive speed.The damage to the cane shredder resulted in millions in losses, at the expense of the State. The August 11, 2018 incident also was responsible for the delayed commencement of sugarcane grinding. These difficulties resulted in the second crop suffering a setback.Officials had also explained that the damaged parts for the turbine, knife shaft and knives were sourced and replaced, and engineers claimed that “all of the necessary safety checks have been carried out on the turbine, as recommended by the manufacturer and as stated in the operations and maintenance manual.”The knives which went flying are made out of carbon steel and weigh 20lbs each. (Kristen Macklingam)
“The unleaded fuel threw us a curveball,” said Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for DEI. “We haven’t obviously got the situation where we need it, but the guys will learn something from the two motors we lost and we will go from there.” NASCAR is using an unleaded fuel for the first time and some drivers complained about how it affected the performance of their race cars. Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge for Evernham Motorsports, said the unleaded fuel may have led to his engine problems, too. “It’s definitely different the way it runs, the way it takes off on restarts and how it shifts,” said Kahne, who led for 20 laps early in the race. “We’ve got some things to work on and figure out, but I think the unleaded fuel is fine. We ‘ve just got to learn how to make it work.” Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t as kind. He said the use of the unleaded fuel presented some surprises and he was worried about the motor situation after winter tests at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. FONTANA – No one would have guessed Paul Menard would have the highest finishing car for Dale Earnhardt Inc. in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. suffered blown engines in their DEI cars and had to exit early in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race. Menard finished a lap down, in 20th place, but at least his motor didn’t blow up before the end of the race. Earnhardt Jr. and Truex Jr. weren’t as fortunate. Earnhardt Jr. complained to his crew that his engine was losing power and his oil pressure was dropping when he pulled out of the race to make repairs. He returned, but blew his motor and crashed on lap 121. “We just have to figure out what we need to do to the motors,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I just have to leave it in the hands of the motor builders back at DEI. We have two weeks and I know they are going to be working long, long days. They wil l figure it out. I have every faith they will.” Truex Jr. bowed out early in the race when his engine started smoking. He blew an engine, took his car out of the race and into the garage area on lap 13. “We didn’t get any warning,” said Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet for DEI. “These guys at DEI do an awesome job with these engines. We only lost one last year. It is just frustrating. We had a legitimate top-five car, maybe even a winning car. We will never know.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Disenchanted West Ham fans vented their anger towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold during Saturday’s defeat at Brighton.And with the team just three points above the relegation zone, a protest march from the site of their old Upton Park ground to the London Stadium is planned prior to their game against Burnley on March 10.But West Ham chiefs have reiterated their stance that discussions over the future of former Manchester United boss Moyes will take place once the season is over.A statement read: “As previously stated on a number of occasions, the club and David Moyes agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season, at which point both parties will sit down and discuss the future.“Until then, the board and David Moyes will continue to work closely together, with the manager having full responsibility of footballing matters and the full support of the board.“Everyone’s sole focus is on trying to achieve results for West Ham United.”Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady has leapt to the defence of the under-fire owners after being questioned about their perceived lack of spending on players.She wrote on Twitter: “Re spend on players – DS/DG have spent £264m since 2010 & that does not take into account the millions more spent on wages, agent fees etc.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham give no indication as to whether David Moyes will stay beyond the end of the season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – West Ham say they won’t hold talks with under-fire manager David Moyes over his future with the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.Moyes agreed a contract lasting until June when he replaced Slaven Bilic in November, but it has been reported he won’t stay with the east London club beyond this term regardless of whether they avoid relegation.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Ministry of Agriculture is starting to hold public meetings this week for farmers and producers to have their say on how to encourage farming and protecting farmland throughout British Columbia.British Columbians are encouraged to share their insights and opinions on how to best address challenges such as supporting farmers and ranchers in the Agricultural Land Reserve and to help new or young farmers become established on the land and in business.According to Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, the Government’s top priority is protecting farmland and increasing food production.- Advertisement -Popham also says the Province is working hard in expanding B.C.’s agricultural industry.“Helping farmers, protecting farmland and increasing food production are top priorities for our government, and we want to continue the momentum we’ve created – it’s driving the success of this sector in our province. Our government is working hard to expand B.C.’s agriculture industry. We are increasing access to locally grown and raised food, and helping rural communities diversify their economies and create sustainable jobs.”Public meetings are scheduled to be held across the province, with one scheduled to take place in Dawson Creek on October 2, 2019.Advertisement Following the public meetings, a summary report will then be prepared and made public.For more information on public engagement for agriculture, you can visit the Province’s website.
The Chairman of DLFM, Paddy Simpson expressed his disappointment at the decision of the BAI to award Highland Radio the broadcasting contract for North Donegal. “I and my fellow shareholders in DLFM are very disappointed with today’s decision by the BAI. DLFM put forward very strong proposals for a world class radio station which would have served the people of Donegal very well,” said Mr Simpson.“Our proposals were very inclusive of all the communities in Donegal and would have seen a new studio in Carndonagh as well as a studio in Letterkenny. We had exciting plans for new programme formats and new voices which regrettably will not now be brought to air. “I want to thank the DLFM team for their hard work and commitment and while equally disappointed, I know they will join with me in congratulating Highland Radio and wishing the station continued success.”DLFM was led by a consortium of experienced and successful Donegal business people. In addition to Paddy Simpson and Charlie Collins, shareholders in DLFM included Philip O’Doherty of E&I Engineering, Letterkenny businessmen Enda Nicholls of Arena 7 and Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear as well as Glenties man Brian McGill of the Harcourt Hotel; the Falcarragh-born publican Danny Doohan; former Mayor of Letterkenny and digital media expert Damien Blake and his wife Mary G. Blake, a teacher from Ballybofey. DISAPPOINTED RADIO CONSORTIUM BOSS WISHES HIGHLAND WELL was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghDLFMHighlandletterkennypaddy simpsonradio
SANTA FE SPRINGS – In the months before he died, Thomas McCarthy had been planning to go back to high school to get his diploma so he could enlist in the U.S. Navy. But instead, for some unknown reason, on the night of June 3, McCarthy, 19, drove to a neighborhood near his Walnut home, put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. McCarthy’s suicide has left his family in Santa Fe Springs and Walnut devastated and on Sunday nine of them will walk in his memory in the first Los Angeles Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “I feel so bad for him, what he was going through and how lonely he must have felt,” said Kellie Evans, McCarthy’s aunt, who lives in Santa Fe Springs. “So I am walking for him and to let people know this is happening.” According to foundation statistics, 30,000 Americans die by suicide and more than 20 millions suffer from depression every year. Additionally, Americans over the age of 65 account for 20percent of all suicide deaths. It is also the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults and the second leading cause of death for college students. Marisa Sanchez of Whittier and Leticia Guillen of Pico Rivera are familiar with the statistics. Guillen, who will walk Sunday in recognition of friends who have been depressed, has encountered suicidal teens in her work for Teen Line, a hotline for teens. “I want people to know about the seriousness of suicide, because it’s hitting teens who are younger and younger all the time,” she said. Sanchez plans to walk in memory of her 20-year-old brother from Whittier who shot himself in a hotel room 11 years ago. “My hope is to educate people about different ways of living instead of ending it with suicide,” she said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We need to get the message out that there is no more help once they commit suicide,” added McCarthy’s sister Priscilla Gibbs, 17, of Walnut. The family members plan to wear T-shirts with McCarthy’s picture on the front and the words “Forever 19” written on the back. They will join about 250 people expected to participate in the walk who will begin at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. The 5K walk is the last of nearly 50 community walks held this fall nationwide by the foundation that was created in 1987 to lift stigmas surrounding mental illness and suicide and prevent it through research and education. Prevention programs that are much needed to combat the growing problem, said Robert Gebbia, executive director for the foundation. “Every 18 minutes someone dies by suicide in the U.S., so we need to raise money for prevention and to offer hope to the millions of Americans who have lost a loved one to suicide or have battled with depression,” he said.
Angel Jones, founder and CEO of Homecoming Revolution, at the Wharton African Business Forum. (Image: Homecoming Revolution) • Homecoming Revolution +27 11 879 1961 firstname.lastname@example.org • Meet Heshan de Silva, Kenya’s 25-year-old dollar multimillionaire • Bill Gates: Who says Africa will always be poor? • Cape to Cairo trade agreement to open African borders • Africa rising • A vision for 2030: South Africa’s National Development PlanSulaiman PhilipAngel Jones’s office at Homecoming Revolution is neat, professional and as tranquil as the surface of a pond. The mid-morning sun floods through the windows, adding a shimmer to an eye-catching fixture mounted to the wall – a pair of bronzed angel wings.It’s the room next door that reveals the frenzied work below the surface. Jones and her staff are busy finalising the first Homecoming Expo in four years, set for London on 15 and 16 March. Papers cascade off the table in what she calls the “sweat room”. Newsprint pasted to all four walls are a riot of lists and columns and colour, helping the staff keep track and make sense of the task ahead of them.Fifteen years ago, after seven years working in London, Jones felt the tug of home when she heard Nelson Mandela speak in Trafalgar Square. She came back to South Africa and, in 2003, set up Homecoming Revolution as a non-profit organisation to encourage expatriates to return to the country and smooth their trip home.Watch: Homecoming Revolution Africa – It’s time to come home:With just over a month to go to the London Expo there are still details to be finalised. For the first time, Homecoming Revolution is targeting not just South Africans but people from all across Africa who want to return.“We are expecting 2 000 delegates over the two days who want to hear from people who have returned and who are able to speak about the opportunities in Africa,” says Jones. “There are micro details that need to get sorted. Do we have corporates from across the continent? Is everyone able to make their speaking slot? For the first time we are bringing together Africans to celebrate the continent – it’s not just South Africans or Nigerians or Ugandans interested in their own part of the continent.”At the expo, corporations will showcase opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa. The focus is on getting the talent of the diaspora to return to Africa – but not necessarily to their own countries. “We want South Africans to consider opportunities in Lagos,” she says. “Or a Kenyan who wants to work in South Africa. We are there to provide assistance. It is important at this point in time that we celebrate the wider Africa.”Africa rising“The global slowdown has made Africa attractive, but the fact that Africa is on the rise is the reason so many educated Africans are looking to return. They see that Africa offers them a chance to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their careers.”The Homecoming Revolution message is simple: Africa needs the skills its citizens in the diaspora have acquired. The continent is on the cusp of greater prosperity, and it will take the talents of all of its people to grow it. As more expat Africans want to give back, the expo, taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London, will showcase opportunities and to provide assistance to those ready to return.Jones says Africa stays in your blood, and it is simply the role of initiatives like Homecoming Revolution to engage with people who want to return and to smooth the path home. “We began as an NGO and are stilled underpinned by the idea that Africa deserves its skills back. People are mobilising around that idea. They want to play their part, whether it’s by returning or investing or using their skills to mentor while on holiday.”The wave of immigration will benefit the continent, Jones says. While a significant minority are Europeans looking for an escape from an economy in the doldrums, the fact that the majority are successful Africans returning home is good news. For the most part they are Africans with skills in finance, engineering and construction, nursing and even retail. “These are people who have developed global relationships and, most important, they are people who know how to apply them in an African context.”Being part of something biggerThe decision to return is a personal one and, for those who make the leap, career advancement is the least important factor. Jones has found that those who haggle over an employment package are not ready to return and will leave as soon as a better offer comes along.“Africans choose to return because they want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. For me the trigger was hearing Mandela speak in Trafalgar Square. For others it is marriage or the birth of a child.”Being close to family and friends becomes important once you begin a family, she says. Also, she chuckles, don’t underestimate the lure of the lifestyle. You may have pictures of yourself in front of the Eiffel Tower to show off, but your friends who stayed behind own their home, have cars and house help.Going home isn’t easyOn a cold snowy day in London returning to sunny Africa may seem like the perfect dream, but there are snags to overcome once you are back. Not hiding these has helped the staff at Homecoming Revolution ease the path for returnees. “We don’t pretend everything will be perfect, we tell people it will be hard to settle. We tell them there will be frustrations to manage their expectations. Little things like opening a bank account or choosing a school or where to get fresh vegetables … there are people who have dealt with these annoyances and you can talk to them.”Africa may be full of problems, but six of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade have been African. By 2015 the African middle class – people with an income of $3 000 a year – will number around 100-million. For every entrepreneur who returns and starts a business there are nine people, in both the formal and informal economy, who benefit.Jones realises that bureaucratic red tape is a stumbling block that adds to the stress of rebuilding a life in Africa. Homecoming Revolution helps with the little annoyances like applying for visas for a spouse and children or with the transfer of funds into the country. “The biggest concern for a lot of people who come to us is a work visa for a foreign spouse,” she says.“We are looking for ways to build a stronger relationship with the government. People want their kids to grow up barefoot on the grass, they want to feel like they are building their own nation, but they need help with the practical things. We fill this crazy void to help fast-track their return.”
Rod Ebondo continued to be a beast down low for Centro Escolar University, which crushed Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 105-88, to nail its second win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.The Congolese bruiser was excellent from all over the floor, lighting up for 28 points and 23 rebounds. He he was also two blocks shy of a triple-double.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Aside from Ebondo’s presence down low, the Scorpions also stung the Revellers with their lethal three-point shooting, going 12-of-31 from downtown to remain as the lone unbeaten team at 2-0.Orlan Wamar drilled 5-of-8 from three to wind up with 18 markers, seven boards, three assists, and two steals off the bench, Rich Guinitaran got 14 markers powered by four treys, while Judel Fuentes added 14 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Ebondo played his A-game, plus he got the support from our locals,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “We hope we could sustain this kind of game.”CEU didn’t waste time imposing control, establishing a 14-point lead, 49-35, in the second quarter before holding off the numerous rallies from Che’Lu-San Sebastian. LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City RK Ilagan led the Revellers (2-2) with 19 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, to go with four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.Akari-Adamson survived a late flurry from Go for Gold for a 98-92 victory in the other game.Sean Manganti chipped in 14 markers, eight coming in the payoff period to halt the uprising from the Scratchers, while also collecting seven boards and two dimes in the bounce-back victory.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trainer’s stock also rises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.