Perlas rebounds, routs Myanmar by 90 points

first_imgCindy Resultay of Perlas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas needed only the first few minutes of the game to put Myanmar away en route to a 123-33 win in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Tuesday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos, who raced to a 33-8 lead at the end of the opening period, had six players in double-digit scoring with Clare Castro leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The 6-foot-4 Castro out of Far Eastern University posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks to boot.Cindy Resultay and Raiza Palmera-Dy added 16 points each for the Philippines, which got back on track after bowing to Indonesia, 78-68, Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPerlas padded on to its lead as the game progressed as it widened the gap to 50, 64-14, by halftime.The Philippines, which is eyeing its first-ever gold medal in women’s hoops after finishing fourth in the 2015 SEA Games, improved to 2-1. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The question in Bihar: Why are Rudy, Shahnawaz and Ram Kripal not in Modi ministry?

first_imgIt’s been a fortnight since the Lok Sabha election results pronounced him a winner against Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi but Rajiv Pratap Rudy’s Twitter handle still describes him as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.Rajiv Pratap RudyRudy has already quit the Upper House after his victory from the Saran Lok Sabha seat. But, of the several truisms set in motion after the formation of Union Cabinet, the one doing most number of rounds in Patna’s saffron circle is – has Rudy too forgotten his Lok Sabha victory after Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently did the same while announcing his Cabinet?The exclusion of Rajiv Pratap Rudy, a former union minister who manned civil aviation portfolio in the Atal Bihari Vajpeyee cabinet, from Modi’s Cabinet has surely raised eyebrows in Bihar.Saran indeed was a difficult battle for Rudy, a trained pilot who worked for a commercial airline for gratis. He was pitted against Rabri Devi, wife of formidable Lalu Prasad, who then appeared on a comeback trail in Bihar.Prior to his current victory, though Rudy had won the seat twice before in 1996 and 1999; his earlier successes were secured against lesser known candidates.When Lalu Prasad contested from the seat in 2004 and 2009, he defeated Rudy by over 50,000 votes on both occasions. Though Lalu was not contesting in 2014, he led the campaign for his wife Rabri, which is why Rudy’s victory is even more significant.But if Rudy’s victory over Rabri Devi appeared a surprise to some, his exclusion from Modi’s cabinet was a bigger shock.advertisementRudy was tipped as a favourite for the new cabinet. A Rajput by caste, Rudy is also considered close to party president Rajnath Singh, which seemed a bigger advantage at the outset. Everyone thought he would walk in effortlessly, but Rudy has now been told to continue as party’s general secretary and concentrate on Bihar where he has ironically never been found involved in running the organisation.Though Rudy has offered his best wishes to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet, announcing on Twitter that he will continue to look after party work, it appears an anomaly – a politician who was seldom much involved in party work assigned the same job – leaving him in danger of becoming his own worst cliche.Rudy also runs the risk of becoming just a sideshow, appealing and graced with a gift for sound bites, but not a player with influence on party politics in his home state where senior leader such as Sushil Modi call the shots.Instead of Rudy, Modi has picked lesser known Radha Mohan Singh, a fellow Rajput leader and five-term Lok Sabha MP, as Cabinet minister.Radha Mohan Singh, the MP from East Champaran, is said to be the RSS’ choice, which has helped him gain a major portfolio such as agriculture. Of the 31 newly elected NDA MPs from the state, Modi has picked five, which has largely been welcomed in Bihar which was unrepresented in the Union Cabinet in the UPA-II regime.Bihar, along with Maharashtra, has got the most number of members in Modi’s council after Uttar Pradesh, which has eight representatives.But Rudy’s exclusion is not the only reason that has caused heartburns in Bihar.Ram Kripal Yadav, who had revolted against Lalu Prasad and switched to the BJP before the polls, has also been ignored, although he successfully eroded Lalu Prasad’s core Yadav votes in Pataliputra where he defeated the RJD’s chief’s daughter, Misa Bharti.”Ram Kirpal’s inclusion in the ministry would have sent a strong message to the Yadavs – a caste the BJP has been desperately trying to wean away from Lalu,” said a senior BJP leader from Bihar.If Lalu failed to ensure the victory of wife Rabri Devi and daughter, it was only because the NDA managed to make inroads into core votes of both the RJD and the JD-U.It sounds queer that the two leaders – Rudy and Ram Kirpal Yadav – who defeated Lalu Prasad’s wife and daughter are out of Modi’s ministry.Beyond the feel good, Narendra Modi’s minimalist government has also caused heartburns in Bihar with questions being raised about the absence of certain sections of the socio-economic structure in the new ministry.Some BJP leaders in private express surprise that if Jaitley and Smriti Irani can be inducted despite losing Lok Sabha polls, the Prime Minister could have also taken in Shahnawaz Hussain, who lost from Bhagalpur by just about 9,000 votes, says a BJP leader in Bihar.advertisementlast_img read more

Railway Recruitment Cell of Western Railway to recruit for 64 posts through sports quota

first_imgRailway Recruitment Cell, Western Railway, has invited applications for recruitment against Sports Quota for the year 2014-15. The candidates eligible for the post can apply through prescribed format before August 12, 2014.Vacancies: 64Athletics (Men): 2 postsAthletics (Women): 2 postsVolleyball (Women): 1 postAthletics (Men): 1 postAthletics (Women): 1 postHockey (Men): 3 postsVolleyball (W): 1 postWrestling (Men) (Freestyle): 2 postsKabaddi (Men): 2 postsKabaddi (Women): 2 postsDiving (Men): 1 postDiving (Women): 1 postCricket (Women): 2 postsAthletics (Men): 3 postsAthletics (Women): 3 postsFootball (Men): 4 postsGolf (Men): 1 postCricket (Men): 7 postsBadminton (Men): 6 postsTable Tennis (Men): 6 postsVolleyball (Men): 1 postKabaddi (Men): 1 postWaterpolo (Men): 1 postWeightlifting (Men): 2 postsPowerlifting (Women): 5 postsPowerlifting (Men): 2 postsChess (Men): 1 postEligibility CriteriaCandidates should be 10th passed or a graduate depending on the position applied for. Candidate should be aged between 18 years and 25 years as on January 01, 2015 for all posts. Selection ProcessCandidates will be selected on the basis of a trial and successful candidates will be called for interview.How to ApplyApplication form in the prescribed format mentioned in the notification, duly complete in all respect, along with two passport-size photograph and attested copies of all required certificates / documents should be submitted to the Sr. Sports Officer, Western Railway Sports Association. Candidates should mention “Application for recruitment against Sports Quota for the year 2014-15” on the envelope in which the form would be sent.Application FeeUnreserved and OBC candidates need to pay application fee of Rs 100 in the form of Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of Western Railway Sports Association, Mumbai.SC/ST, Women, Minority Communities (Muslims/Christians/Sikhs/Buddhists/Zorastrians) and economically backward Classes whose family income is less than Rs 50,000 per annum are exempted from payment of fee.advertisementImportant DateLast date for receipt of application forms: August 12, 2014last_img read more

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British tourists

first_imgParis, Sep 10 (AFP) Seven people including two British tourists were wounded in Paris late Sunday by a knife-wielding man, a terrifying attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant.Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man brandishing a large blade and and iron bar went on the rampage next to a canal in the northeast of the capital.The suspect is believed to be an Afghan national and has been arrested, said a source close to the enquiry, adding he had targeted “strangers” but that “nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature”.Chaos erupted on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette, an area popular with locals and visitors who frequent the cafes, cinemas and other cultural venues along its banks, just after 11:00 pm (local time). Eyewitness Youssef Najah, 28, said he was walking beside the canal when he saw a man running and holding a knife about 25-30 cm (10-11 inches) long.”There were around 20 people chasing him. They started throwing petanque balls at him,” Najah said, referring to the sport popular in France also known as boules.”Around four or five balls hit him in the head, but they weren’t able to stop him,” he added.According to the same witness, the attacker then dived into an alleyway, where the man “tried to hide behind two British tourists. We said to them: ‘Watch out, he has a knife”. But they didn’t react”.The pair were then attacked, he said.advertisementA security guard at one of two cinemas on either side of the water said he had seen the attacker running away from two men who were trying to stop him.”He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife,” he told AFP.The UK foreign office said it was aware of reports of the attack and was “urgently investigating this incident” in cooperation with French authorities, British media reported. A police investigation has been launched for attempted murder, according to a judicial source.It is the latest of several knife attacks France has seen in recent months, with terrorism being ruled out in most cases.On August 23, a man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris before being shot dead by police.The motive for the violence remained unclear despite a claim by the Islamic State (IS) group that it was an attack by one of its fighters responding to the terror organisation’s propaganda.Authorities said the 36-year-old had serious mental health problems and had been on a terror watch list since 2016.That attack came days after an Afghan asylum-seeker was arrested in town of Perigueux for a drunken rampage with a knife in which four people were wounded, one seriously.Police said investigators had “very quickly” dismissed a terrorist motive after the August 13 incident.And on June 17, two people were hurt in another southern town when a woman shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife.France has been on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks in recent years, often by people who have become radicalised or claim to have acted in the name of the IS group.More than 240 people have been killed by Islamist extremists since a massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris in January 2015. (AFP) PMSPMSlast_img read more

Braylon Edwards Reacts To Michigan’s Escape vs. Army Today

first_imgBraylon Edwards talking at Michigan.Many Michigan fans are probably greatly concerned after today’s narrow overtime win over Army. Braylon Edwards does not appear to be one of them.The former star Wolverine wide receiver shared his thoughts on the 24-21 escape on Twitter this afternoon. He’s not sweating the slim victory.He also isn’t shying away from taking a jab at Notre Dame, Michigan’s final non-conference opponent for 2019.“At the end of the day a win is a win. Let’s watch the tape learn then move forward. Notre Dame isn’t ready for the Big House or that Golf course tail gate. #GoBlue,” Edwards wrote. At the end of the day a win is a win. Let’s watch the tape learn then move forward. Notre Dame isn’t ready for the Big House or that Golf course tailg gate. #GoBlue 〽️— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) September 7, 2019Michigan and Notre Dame don’t play until October 26 in Ann Arbor. Needless to say, a lot can happen before then.The Wolverines still have to play Wisconsin, Iowa and Penn State before they get to the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has to go to Georgia in two weeks and play USC in October.One positive for Michigan: they have a bye next week. That gives them extra preparation for their trip to Wisconsin on September 21.That game will have a major impact on the season and the Big Ten race.last_img read more

Hey Toronto Yo Toronto Yowronto Thats How you Name Torontos Newest and

first_img Facebook Toronto, ON – FreshKut Productions Inc. presents Yowronto, an International musical extravaganza, in time for Canada’s 150th year anniversary. The unique name, came about accidentally as its founding directors were musing about the evolution of Toronto slang, ‘Hey Toronto’ became ‘Yo Toronto,’ which jokingly became ‘Yowronto,’ but once it was said, the name stuck and Yowronto became the name of the newest and best musical festival.At a time when proud Northerners across the country are jumping on the opportunity to add their voice to the harmonic blend of Canadian Nationalism, the Caribbean community is stepping up to the mic – but it’s not the same song. On Saturday, July 1 and Sunday July 2, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at Woodbine Mall, Yowronto is inviting Canadians of all backgrounds to share in the food, fun, rhythm and good vibes that the best of the heterogeneous Caribbean and Black Identity has to offer.“We have joined the groups of people who are trying to positively project Caribbean culture onto people of every class, color and race,” says Karl Haughton, Director of FreshKut Productions, Inc. Twitter Advertisement YOWronto features Reggae, Soca and Gospel musical legends like Alison Hinds, Baby Cham, Romain Virgo, Lieutenant Stitchie, Eric Donaldson, Professor Nuts and Tessanne Chin. These artists have achieved massive and global success. Alison Hinds for instance, has performed at the best and biggest festivals internationally, her song,  “Roll it Gal,” which praises women’s independence in lyrics about female empowerment is one of the most popular Soca songs in the world.The festival also features up and coming stars like the JUNO award winning Korexion; who is increasingly becoming a voice of the Canadian people. His performances have taken place at many notable annual events such as the Canadian JUNO Awards, Toronto Caribana Festival and the Bob Marley Festival in Jamaica.Above all else, the festival features the most talented local artists our nation has to offer, including Michie Mee, Jay Harmony, Carlos Morgan, Blessed, Kim Davis, Ammoye Evans, Captain Love and Jimmy Reid. Michee Mee alone is a marvel, she was Canada’s first notable female MC, and is considered a national hip-hop pioneer. Carlos Morgan, another Canadian heavy hitter has received multiple awards including a Juno Award, two Canadian Urban Music Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award,  and an SOCAN Music Award.Great performances are not the only thing that makes this festival one of the best, it features a family village/children zone with arts & crafts available for children. For adults, it features a beer garden and a VIP Lounge provided by Belleeny’s Martini Resto-Lounge. The VIP experience offers a preferred view, exclusive seating, and delicious Italian and Caribbean infused cuisine like coconut shrimps, oxtail ravioli and golden fried calamari. The event is the best opportunity for proud Canadians to celebrate 150 years of greatness with the sounds of Soca, Reggae, Gospel and local hits in a safe and welcoming setting.This exciting festival is sponsored by Flow Top Up,  C&W and Liberty Global. Flow Top Up enables Caribbean people living abroad to send mobile credit back home quickly and conveniently. C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.ABOUT YOWRONTO:YOWronto is a tribute to Canada, boasting a diversity of activities produced by FreshKut Productions Inc. This two-day musical event takes place at the Woodbine Mall on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2017. Streamed live using the Peeks social commerce platform, YOWronto will be accessible by an international audience. Vendors will showcase cultural arts & crafts along with a tasty variety of Caribbean foods and delicacies to savor. Artists will entertain and music lovers both locally and internationally will earn LIFETIME rewards for supporting stakeholders.WHERE: Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto Ontario, CanadaWHEN: Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pmCONTACT INFO: 416 668-0945, Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Jobs supply chain growth Why autos are such an important part of

TORONTO — The future of more than a million direct and spinoff jobs related to the auto industry are a critical part of what’s at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief negotiator targeted the sector on the first day of talks Wednesday.U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer opened discussions between the three countries involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement by pointing to the carnage in the manufacturing sector as the reason so many Americans view NAFTA as a failed agreement. He talked about the auto sector in greatest detail.“Thousands of American factory workers have lost their jobs because of these provisions,” Lighthizer said in his opening remarks.He highlighted the U.S. desire for more production of parts in North America as one of the top issues in the agreement that President Donald Trump has dubbed the “worst” trade deal in history.The U.S. proposed a higher content requirement to avoid a tariff. That would include more parts made in North America, including “substantial” U.S.-made parts.The current rule of origin calls for 62.5 per cent of a vehicle’s parts to be made in North America. The exact percentages and details of what he is asking are still unclear, but Lighthizer called for stricter monitoring to ensure companies comply with the rules of origin.He also called for tougher labour standards.Canadian labour representatives say tougher standards would not only mean higher wages and better conditions for workers in Mexico and parts of the United States, but would also help make Canada — where wages are higher — more attractive to businesses because they would level the labour playing field.While the dairy industry and softwood lumber grabbed headlines before negotiations opened, industry observers say it’s time for new auto rules in NAFTA, which was first inked 23 years ago. Some blame the deal for the closure of four assembly plants in Canada and 10 in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mexico has gained factories in the years since the deal has been in place.“It’s important that Canada’s position maintains at least as strong as it has been in the past,” said University of Windsor business school professor Tony Faria, explaining that autos are a crucial part of the economy as Canada’s largest manufacturing export — even larger than the oil industry.“The industry is so large… and the taxes paid amount to billions of dollars every year.”Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland singled out the auto industry as a NAFTA success story in a speech on Monday, where she described how companies have found success using supply chains that “criss cross the borders of North America.”She pushed back Wednesday against specific national content rules of origin, saying that the rules are extremely complex and that any changes would have to be made with great care to ensure they don’t disrupt supply chains.The auto industry in particular has used NAFTA to create efficiencies in supply chains, said Brian DePratto, a senior economist at TD Bank. DePratto believes adding a minimum number of American-made parts into each vehicle could interrupt the supply chain, but it’s too early to tell exactly how much that could cost.“I think that would be a very disruptive outcome at least within the near term. It would require pretty significant realignment of the supply chain for a lot of these auto manufacturers,” he said.“Every trade deal is give and take. It’s a trade off. We’re going to have to give up something or an agreement will never be reached,” he said.Jerry Dias, the national president of Unifor, the union that represents auto workers, said he thinks Canada will have the upper hand in negotiations because the country is rich in coveted natural resources.“We have a lot to offer so we ought not to go in concerned about what the American or the Mexican governments are going to do and the positions they’re going to take. We should be bold in our convictions and stand firm. We have a lot to offer. We absolutely should be approaching this from a position of strength,” he said.In a statement, the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition said it hopes a revised NAFTA deal will remove barriers to trade to increase efficiency, and will help increase exports of North American made products to countries outside the agreement. It said NAFTA would need to address regulatory practices, currency manipulation and trade subsidies in other regions.“We need a trade agreement that will advance manufacturing and trade in North America,” wrote Dennis Darby, the Chair of the CMC.“Modernizing NAFTA could be the catalyst this region needs to come together and compete with the world.” read more

Four Lankan women arrested in Kuwait for prostitution

Security officers in Kuwait raided a prostitution den in Hassawi where four Sri Lankan women were arrested.Initial investigations revealed these women charged KD 4 for their ‘services’ and their sponsors have filed absconding cases against them. They were referred to the General Criminal Investigation Department for legal action to be taken.  (Colombo Gazette)

Burkina Fasos transition wont be stalled by those rowing against current of

“The transition I am leading is the result of a popular uprising in October 2014. It is a response to the arbitrariness, nepotism and injustice of an anti-democratic regime,” said Mr. Kafando, telling delegations at the Assembly’s annual debate that he had come to extol the virtues of true liberty. “As I was deprived of this for a time, I know how precious it is,” he continued, explaining that just two weeks ago, he was jailed in the wake of a military uprising driven by “praetorians of another time who were rowing against the current of history and trying to seize democracy to serve their sordid ambitions.”“It is thanks to you, defenders of [liberty and democracy], that I speak freely today,” he said, denouncing the “heinous” 16 September coup carried out by military officers whom, he said, had been “bought by vengeful politicians” just ahead of election campaigning. President Kafando said the nation’s response to the coup d’état had been spontaneous. The population tried to derail the coup, which had regrettably led to a tragic loss of life and numerous injuries. Burkina Faso, especially the youth, had shown an unprecedented level of patriotism. In addition, the international community had immediately come forward to strongly condemn the coup and express support for the transition. He thanked all countries and international organizations, civil society groups and journalists that had “come together so quickly to frustrate the coup” and promote the country’s return to normalcy.“We ask you to continue to support our efforts to anchor true democracy in Burkina Faso through the holding of free and transparent elections, which will be organized shortly.”Turning to other issues on the global agenda, Mr. Kafandao urged action to address the long-lingering after effects of the economic crisis and to redouble efforts to wipe out poverty. As for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), he said that while there had been significant progress on those targets, much remained to be done. “We must step up our efforts and take robust action to improve the living conditions of our populations,” he declared, calling for ambitions actions towards, among others, implementing the Addis Ababa Action Plan on development financing. This, he said, would lay the groundwork to press ahead with achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. read more

On World Malaria Day UN says world closer to eliminating ancient killer

In a press release, WHO said that in 2015, all countries in the WHO European region reported, for the first time, zero indigenous cases of malaria, down from 90,000 cases in 1995. “Our report shines a spotlight on countries that are well on their way to eliminating malaria,” said Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme. “WHO commends these countries while also highlighting the urgent need for greater investment in settings with high rates of malaria transmission, particularly in Africa. Saving lives must be our first priority.” Outside the WHO European region, eight countries reported zero cases of the disease in 2014: Argentina, Costa Rica, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Paraguay, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates. Another eight countries each tallied fewer than 100 indigenous malaria cases in 2014, and a further 12 countries reported between 100 and 1,000 indigenous malaria cases in 2014, according to the agency. The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030, approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2015, calls for the elimination of local transmission of malaria in at least 10 countries by 2020. WHO estimates that 21 countries are in a position to achieve this goal, including 6 countries in the African region, where the burden of the disease is heaviest. Countries moving towards elimination of malariaSince the year 2000, malaria mortality rates have declined by 60 per cent globally. In the WHO African region, malaria mortality rates fell by 66 per cent among all age groups and by 71 per cent among children under 5 years old. Ending malaria is a priority in the Western Pacific Region. Photo: WHO/Y. Shimizu A woman putting up a mosquito bednet in Tanzania. Photo: WHO S. Hollyman Reaching the goals of the “Global Technical Strategy” will require a steep increase in global and domestic funding – from $2.5 billion today to an estimated $8.7 billion annually by 2030, the agency said. WHO added that through “robust financing and political will,” affected countries can speed progress towards malaria elimination and contribute to the broader development agenda as laid out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In his message on the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said malaria is a formidable opponent, so there is no guarantee that progress will continue. “If we lower our guard, experience shows that the disease may come back. Mosquitoes develop resistance to insecticides and malaria parasites can become resistant to medicines.”He commended the World Health Assembly for setting ambitious goals for 2030: reducing malaria cases and mortality by at least 90 per cent; and eliminating malaria in at least 35 countries.“Reaching these goals will require significantly greater investment in fighting malaria. But it will take more than money. It will take political will and leadership,” said Mr. Ban, stressing that as the world celebrated progress against this “ancient killer,” everyone involved must redouble their efforts to reach the 2030 malaria goals. The advances came through the use of core malaria control tools that have been widely deployed over the past decade, including insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, rapid diagnostic testing and artemisinin-based combination therapies. But reaching the next level – elimination – will not be easy, WHO noted. Nearly half of the world’s population, 3.2 billion people, remain at risk of malaria. In 2015 alone, 214 million new cases of the disease were reported in 95 countries and more than 400,000 people died of malaria. WHO emphasized that the efficacy of the tools that secured the gains against malaria in the early years of this century is now threatened. Mosquito resistance to insecticides used in nets and indoor residual spraying is growing, as is parasite resistance to a component of one of the most powerful antimalarial medicines. Further progress against malaria will likely require new tools that do not exist today, and the further refining of new technologies, the agency said. WHO noted that in 2015, for the first time, the European Medicines Agency issued a positive scientific opinion on a malaria vaccine. In January 2016, WHO recommended large-scale pilot projects of the vaccine in several African countries, which could pave the way for wider deployment in the years ahead. Need for strong political commitment and funding“New technologies must go hand in hand with strong political and financial commitment,” said Mr. Alonso. WHO stressed that governments must strengthen surveillance of cases to identify gaps in coverage and be prepared to take action based on the information received. As countries approach elimination, the ability to detect every infection becomes increasingly important. read more

Wikipédia by Orange disponible gratuitement en Afrique et au Moyen Orient

first_imgWikipédia by Orange disponible gratuitement en Afrique et au Moyen OrientOrange et la fondation Wikimedia ont signé un partenariat pour offrir en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient, un accès gratuit à l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia depuis un smartphone. Une alliance visant à permettre au plus grand nombre d’apprendre et s’informer.Déjà associés en Europe, Orange et Wikimedia étendent leur partenariat à l’Afrique et au Moyen-Orient. L’opérateur et la fondation vont offrir un accès gratuit aux applications mobiles de l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipedia by Orange, qui seront proposées sur les portails Orange World. Avec ce partenariat, premier en son genre, Orange et Wikimedia offriront à plus de 70 millions de clients Orange dans 20 pays d’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient, un accès mobile à Wikipedia, et ce sans aucun frais d’utilisation, annonce la fondation. À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueOrange et Wikimedia entendent ainsi permettre au plus grand nombre d’accéder à l’information et au savoir. Le partenariat sera progressivement mis en place au fil de l’année. Les clients Orange disposant d’un téléphone connecté à Internet pourront consulter l’encyclopédie en ligne aussi souvent et longtemps qu’ils le souhaiteront. “Wikipédia est un service important, un bien public, et nous voulons que tout le monde puisse y accéder gratuitement, quel que soit le support utilisé”, explique Sue Gardner, Directrice Générale de la Fondation Wikimedia. “Ce partenariat avec Orange permettra à des millions de personnes qui ne pouvaient pas le faire auparavant de consulter Wikipédia” se félicite-t-elle. Marc Rennard, Directeur Exécutif de la zone Afrique, Moyen-Orient et Asie d’Orange, se montre tout aussi enthousiaste. “Dans des pays où accéder au savoir n’est pas aisé, nous offrons l’accès à tous nos clients depuis le mobile à Wikipédia, la plus grande encyclopédie en ligne au monde sans frais de connexion” souligne-t-il cité par pour l’heure, le nombre de personnes qui possèdent un smartphone est encore faible dans ces régions du monde. Aujourd’hui, seuls 15% des abonnés Orange en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient disposent d’un accès mobile à Internet. Un chiffre qui devrait passer à 50% d’ici à 2015.Le 18 février 2012 à 17:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE Superstar Lacey Evans teams with Montel Williams to give the Military a “Makeover”

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ New stipulation added to the Winners Take All match at WWE Extreme Rules on July 14 WhatsApp This week Lacey Evans teamed up with Montel Williams, Hires House USA, and WWE to take part in the organization Military Makeover.Military Makeover “is a very special home improvement series that aims to respect those who have served our country, rebuild the homes—and even the lives—of these brave service men and women, and repay veterans for the service and sacrifices they’ve made for us.”Lacey Evans shows on Instagram her time on set and how grateful she is to be part of this series to support the United States veterans.This lady was not afraid to get dirty because Evans really got involved in the home improvement process from hammering, sawing, and roof reconstruction.Not only does Military Makeover help improve the homes for veterans, they also help veterans transfer from military life to home life by helping them seek jobs. Evans also teamed up with JDog Junk Removal to help show awareness for our veterans seeking help to find jobs and be part of their local community. Many veterans work with JDog Junk Removal to continue to dedicate their time. Evans really emphasizes how important it is to show support.Check out the websites and Instagrams for Military Makeover and JDog Junk Removal to help support the veterans! Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Victoria Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Three new title matches announced for WWE Stomping Grounds in two weeks Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Nora and Baker Draft Their Pop Culture Favorites Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide ReceiverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:16/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 84.78%0:03Remaining Time -1:13 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Men’s and Women’s MITB Ladder Matches, Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles headline Money in the Banklast_img read more

Clark County’s Storm City Roller Girls host daylong tourney

first_imgYou’ve probably heard about this shambling guy named Lebowski, who insists on being called “The Dude.” He’s the star of an extremely offbeat, extremely male Coen Brothers comedy called “The Big Lebowski.”But all the macho dudes participating in “The Big LeBoutSki” at the Clark County Event Center on Saturday are chicks. And they’re chicks who can probably take you down if you call them “Dude” with anything but admiration.The Big LeBoutSki is a daylong extravaganza of roller derby, a fast-moving, fast-growing contact sport that has been building strong muscles and thick hides among women from every walk of life, all around the world, for the past few decades.The local host team is Clark County’s own Storm City Roller Girls; visiting for the day will be the Roller Betties (of Bellingham), the Rodeo City Rollergirls (of Ellensburg), the Northwest Derby Company (of Bremerton) and the Gorge Roller Girls (of The Dalles, Ore.) Officially sanctioned, bracketed bouts between these visitors are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1, 5 and 7 p.m.; an exhibition bout between your local host and the visiting Femme Fianna (of Tacoma) is set for 3 p.m. That’s a heck of a lot of derby.Players do get hurt in the rolling rough-and-tumble, but nobody lets that faze them.“It’s competitive and you’re trying to win and you do rough each other up — but then you have beers afterwards and laugh about it,” a Storm City girl named Dirty Ann Rotten told The Columbian last year.last_img read more

‘Longmire’ author to keynote library event

first_imgIs it officially unfortunate that author Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” fame, won’t be the keynote speaker at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation fundraising dinner in November, as promised earlier this year?Not when the replacement speaker is author Craig Johnson, whose “Longmire” detective novels have been translated into a popular and long-running crime drama series on A&E and Netflix. The books and the TV series follow the adventures of a classic Western lawman who seems plucked from the cowboy era and dropped into modern times: Sheriff Walt Longmire, a loner by nature who investigates gambling, organized crime and worse in a fictitious county in Wyoming. Six seasons of the TV series have been released; meanwhile, Johnson’s 12th “Longmire” novel was published in fall 2017 and the next one, “Depth of Winter,” is expected in September.Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyo. — population 25, according to a release from the Fort Vancouver Regional Library. His books have won mountains of awards, including the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, the Mountains and Plains Book of the Year Award, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Library Journal’s Best Mystery of the Year and the Will Rogers Award for Fiction.The 2018 Authors & Illustrators Dinner & Silent Auction is set for 5:30 to 9 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Tickets are $90 each, and a limited number of tickets to a private reception with Johnson are $25 each, and can be purchased through from the event help underwrite library programs in Southwest Washington. Previous keynote speakers have included former First Lady Laura Bush, John Lithgow, Nicholas Sparks, Diana Gabaldon, Brad Meltzer and Rebecca Skloot.last_img read more

Marcelo insists Madrid is bigger than any player amidst Ronaldo talk

first_imgReal Madrid defender Marcelo insists the club is bigger than any player amidst talk the club miss former talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Real Madrid this summer to join Italian champions Juventus after winning his third consecutive (fourth for Real Madrid) UEFA Champions League trophy.The European champions have struggled in his absence this season, with the team also just came out of a run of four consecutive games without scoring a goal, with fans and pundits attributing the team’s struggles to his departure.However, Marcelo, speaking amid a disastrous run of form for Real Madrid, said he believes the Portuguese superstar is still a huge player in world football but the club is bigger than any player, both past and present.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Ending our holidays and coming back to the routine of Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo was a surprise for us, we thought he wouldn’t go,” he admitted in a video on his YouTube channel.“Real Madrid is a huge club, Cristiano Ronaldo is huge too, but the club is bigger than any player.”“The history of Real Madrid is impressive and Cristiano Ronaldo added a piece more to the history of this club, but Real Madrid can’t stop.”“The player changes club, stops playing, retires and Real Madrid will still be here.”last_img read more

Driver killed when car crashes off Escondido street hits tree

first_img June 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Driver killed when car crashes off Escondido street, hits tree Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter ESCONDIDO ( KUSI ) – A motorist was fatally injured Friday in a solo car crash near Reidy Creek Golf Course.The man was headed west on Country Club Lane in Escondido shortly before 7 a.m. when his 2002 Lexus IS430 veered off the roadway and hit a curb between Broadway and Iris Lane, according to police.The sedan continued on for a short distance before striking a large tree in a center median area, Lt. Mike Kearney said.Firefighters had to free the driver from the crumpled car, after which medics took him to Palomar Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.“Speed is considered a factor in the collision,” Kearney said. Posted: June 21, 2019last_img read more

PAGCOR boss to request easing of Presidential ban on new Philippines casino

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts Duterte, who has often stated his dislike of gambling, declared a moratorium on new casino licenses in January 2018 for a period of five years and subsequently put a halt to planned IR developments by Galaxy Entertainment Group in Boracay and Landing International in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct.“Gaming seems to be the sunrise industry now in Asia,” Domingo said. “There are still areas in the Philippines that can still absorb and benefit from these investments, which won’t go here with the current ban.”Domingo recently stated that she expects the Philippines’ gaming revenue to reach US$4.1 billion by the end of 2019, driven largely by the increasingly strong results of Entertainment City IRs Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dreams Manila as well as the ongoing ramp of Okada Manila. 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage The head of Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR, Andrea Domingo, will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to ease a ban on the issuance of new casino licenses over concerns the country will fall behind in Asia’s increasingly competitive gaming and hospitality industry.Domingo revealed her plans in an interview with Bloomberg this week in which she stated that she would prefer the President adopt a more selective means of determining whether new casino licenses were to be issued.last_img read more

McGrawHill Sells Education Business for 25 Billion

first_imgMcGraw-Hill has agreed to sell its education business to investment company Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion. This leaves the company with its remaining McGraw-Hill Financial operation and after the close of the deal, which is expected later this year or early 2013, it will become the company’s official name.McGraw-Hill split in September 2011 into two companies—McGraw-Hill Financial and McGraw-Hill Education—in an effort to reduce its cost structure and unlock new value. The Financial group, headed by Terry McGraw, includes the publishing assets under the Aviation and Construction groups—as well as the Standard & Poor’s and J.D. Power and Associates brands. Of the two companies, Financial is the larger, with 2011 revenues of about $4.1 billion. Of that, the Commodities & Commercial segment, which includes the J.D. Power, Construction, and Aviation Week groups, made about $900 million in 2011 revenues. McGraw-Hill Education ended 2011 with revenues of $2.3 billion. Estimated 2012 revenues for McGraw Hill Financial are $4.4 billion. “Today’s transaction marks a transformative time for our company, shareholders, customers and employees,” says McGraw in  statement. “This move builds on McGraw-Hill’s strong legacy and gives us an unprecedented opportunity to focus on accelerating the growth of our iconic brands and leading franchises such as Standard & Poor’s, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Capital IQ, Platts and J.D. Power and Associates. Estimated net proceeds of $1.9 billion from the sale will be used to pay off short-term debt, make tuck-in acquisitions and sustain the company’s share repurchase program.last_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Stranger Things Escape Room on April 27 Importance Of The

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsNetworkers—Toastmasters’ Tips *RRMonday, April 22, 10 amIn this interactive workshop, former Lakesiders Toastmasters President Roxie Billings, DTM, will share tips on how to become a better public speaker and a more confident interviewer.  Learn to bemore conscious of your “ums and ahs”, learn to think on your feet, and learn how best to prepare. Toastmasters International operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership skills.Herbal and Dried Flower Kitchen Swag  *RRTuesday, April 23, 2:00 pmBring a touch of spring into your kitchen! Rachel Gonzalez from Rachel’s Everlastings Farm will lead participants in making a beautiful kitchen swag out of herbs and dried flowers organically grown by Rachel herself. Each participant will take home their swag plus a bag of unused material with seeds that can be planted next spring. (Registration at the main desk $20).Jim Miceli *RRThursday, April 25, 7 pmPlease note that this program will be held at the Tewksbury Public LibraryLearn more about Wilmington and Tewksbury’s former state representative Jim Miceli from the people who knew him best. They will discuss his life, his work and his impact on the Wilmington and Tewskbury communities. Please register for this event at the Room: Library Stranger Things*RRSaturday, April 27, 10 am-4 pmDon’t keep the curiosity door locked! Competing with a team of up to 8 people, teens and adults must stretch their problem solving skills and escape the room together before the buzzer sounds, or risk disappearing into the Upside Down.The Importance of a Free Press *RRMonday, April 29, 7 pmDan Kennedy, Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, regular panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, and writer of the blog Media Nation, will be a guest speaker. He will talk about the importance of the free press in a civilized society and threats that the free press is facing in the U.S and abroad.  Mr. Kennedy will also touch upon his recently authored book The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Reinventing Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century.Copies will be available for sale.Kids & Teen EventsLEGO Mindstorms for Beginners*RRFriday, April 19, 2-4 pmBuild a LEGO robot, learn basic programming, and complete a challenge. Grades 4+R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RRFriday, April 19, 3:45 pmRead, Eat and Discuss Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman.  Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5 Shark Spheros, Ozobots& VR *RRSaturday, April 20, 2-4 pmCalling all coders and robot enthusiasts! Construct an obstacle course for two types of programmable mini robots to navigate, and try out a virtual reality headset.Kids Kraft: Raindrop Suncatcher *RRSaturday, April 20, 2 pmRaindrops may bring cloudy skies outside, but let these rainbow raindrops bring a rainbow inside! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5Baby Laptime *RRMonday, April 22, 9:30 amJoin us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants- 18 monthsExploration Station: Earth Day *RRMonday, April 22, 10:30 amExplore Earth Day through hands on activities. Ages 3-5Earth Day Recycle CraftMonday, April 22, 2-5 pmDrop in to make a magnificent creation using recyclable materials.  All ages.PJ StorytimeMonday,April 22, 6:30 pmWear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsHelping Your Infant and Toddler Sleep*RRMonday, April 22, 7 pmThis workshop on sleep will help parents of infants and toddlers identify what typical sleep patterns are by age, the most common reasons for children to be having sleep issues, and basic tips for ways to get your child to sleep and sleep through the night.  The workshop will be led by Jensine Casey, a certified sleep consultant and Developmental SpecialistLibrary NewsSummer Saturday HoursWe are pleased to announce that beginning this summer the library will be open on Saturdays 9am-5pm year round.(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more