San Beda downs TIP in 4 sets

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Twins Jiezela Viray and Nieza Viray were capable troublemakers for San Beda as they put up 15 and 10 points, respectively.Red Spikers head coach Nemesio Gavino knew of his team’s problem of dropping down whenever it gets a lead and he aims to fix it in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“That’s our sickness, whenever we get a lead we tend to relax and our opponents see that,” said Gavino of his team’s poor performance in the third set. “That’s what we need to improve on.”“I think the kids were excited because this is the PVL and it’s a fairly big league.” Gayle Layug led the Engineers with 13 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Soltones still adjusting to new role as assistant coach for San Sebastian National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES San Beda brushed off a poor third set and dismantled Technological Institute of the Philippines in four, 25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to start its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Racraquin led all scorers with 19 points to lead the Red Spikers but she wasn’t a one-lady show for San Beda as Satrriani Espiritu became a reliable second option finishing with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentslast_img read more

Shaki Kamara’s Body Returned in Ruins

first_imgSixteen-year-old Shaki Kamara, who sustained fatal injuries during the West Point rioting on August 20, was laid to rest over the weekend, his family told the Daily Observer.The Kamara family said Shaki died as a result of losing blood after being shot in both of his legs with live ammunition by the AFL.According to Shaki’s uncle, his nephew’s body was ruined. “We didn’t touch it at all. His body was swollen and the leg that was shot was really bad off,” he added.The teenager, who was a Muslim, was buried in the Old Road Community Muslim cemetery by male relatives.“After days of pleading with the government to give us his body, they did; so we buried our son. We don’t know why they really took his body, but they gave us his body back in the same condition it was in when it left the hospital, but bloated. We couldn’t even touch it at all,” Shaki’s uncle disclosed.Shaki was still alive at the time of his admission at the Redemption hospital on August 20. His corpse, however, was seen being whisked away by heavily armed security accompanying the Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, St. Jerome Larbelee, on August 22.According to Shaki’s sister, Evon Kamara, who said she was unaware of the removal of his body, the government was given the authority over his body by their mother.“She never informed us, but later told us that the commissioner of West Point was mediating between the government and family,” she said.Shaki’s grandmother Mrs. Eva Kamara, has confirmed to the Observer that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the family in West Point and openly apologized for the boy’s death.“She told us sorry but didn’t give us anything. Ma Ellen said that she will get back to us later though, but that’s all,” added the sad grandmother.According to Shaki’s grandmother, the late Shaki was everything to her, and that he is being greatly missed.“That boy was my everything. He washed for me, cleaned, cooked and helped me with my cold water and soft drinks that I sell. I’m hurt that Shaki is gone away from me.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EBOLA Was Discovered by Healthmap.org Several Days Before WHO Reported It

first_img“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” ― Peter F. DruckerLast week I wrote about the continuous role that ICTs have been playing in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Many of those who read that article agreed that indeed, the current Ebolo virus outbreak has confirmed the essential role and impact of ICTs on societies. In continuation of that discourse, today, I have chosen to discuss another “development” in the global healthcare landscape that has been around for a while but gained a space on the global spotlight as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease. This “development” is called HealthMap.org and it has become controversial in recent times.Before going further, let me provide more information on why HealthMap is being discussed today in the international print and electronic media. Nine days before it was officially reported by the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had been spotted by HealthMap which is an online tool run by experts in Boston. HealthMap flagged a “mystery hemorrhagic fever” in forested areas of southeastern Guinea which was later determined to be Ebola.HealthMap was developed and is being managed by a group of 45 researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital. The software uses algorithms to scrub tens of thousands of social media sites, local news, government websites, infectious-disease physicians’ social networks and other sources to detect and track disease outbreaks.  Being cognizant of the humongous amount of data on the internet, some of which are totally irrelevant, HealthMap uses  a set of sophisticated software filters to sift out irrelevant data, categorize the relevant information, identify the types of diseases and maps their locations with the help of experts. The greatest advantage that HealthMap has over other similar tools is that it has access to non-official online channels which enabled it to gain access to the March 19 news report in the Kenyan publication, the Standard News. The newspaper carried a story that quoted a Guinean health official describing 23 recent deaths due to hemorrhagic fever in a region where bush meat is regularly consumed.HealthMap was introduced in 2006 with a core audience of public health specialists, but that changed as the system evolved and the public became increasingly hungry for information during the swine flu pandemic. The HealthMap website (www.healthmap.org) is freely available and it has a mobile app known as ‘Outbreaks Near Me’, that delivers real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. It amalgamates disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats. The software used to develop the HealthMap tool are all Open Source Software with the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, & PHP/Perl), being used as the primary platform. In addition, HealthMap uses other web tools including Google Maps, GoogleMapAPI for PHP, Google Translate API and Xajax PHP AJAX library. Our Ministry of Health and Social Welfare can learn from HealthMap by collaborating with local ICT professionals, to replicate similar initiative and design a data-driven innovative information gathering system that collects data on infectious disease from hospitals within all counties of Liberia. This system will be programmed to provide public alerts based on algorithms, in the event it flags a dangerous virus or disease. This will help improve our health sector which has already proven to be wanting.Many of our age-old health problems can be tackled by using 21st century technology. A lot of Liberians are now regular internet consumers and see it as a first point of call for medical information. In addition, we have a high mobile technology penetration which has increased access to content placed on the internet. ICTs are a great enabler, for everything including education, security, business, healthcare, etc. We should make adequate and prudent investment in them (ICTs) and leverage them for economic development.Finally, if anyone still has doubts about the extent to which ICTs are transforming the economies of the world, I would say that person is still frozen in time. Why? Because even the hypothesis that ICT can raise the quality of life in nations, pre-dates the evolution of the Internet. The fight against the Ebola Virus Disease has made this evident and products of ICT such as HealthMap further assure us that ICT provides ways for us to “spot” deadly diseases before they become an epidemic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ebola Is a Virulent Killer

first_imgMr. Editor,The Americans have projected that with the exponential and rapid increase in Ebola fatalities in West Africa particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea could reach 1.5 million deaths by January 2015 if adequate and sustained international interventions and support to contain and eradicate the virus are wanting. We Liberians are a small population. Imagine Liberia loosing 500,000 to Ebola if this projection is accurate, which we hope will not be the case; this would amount to two times our casualty rate from the Liberian civil war over a 14-year period. This is unacceptable and should not be allowed to happen. The majority of Liberians accept the reality that Ebola is a virulent killer. But they do not accept the cruel killing brought on by Ebola in the country and as such, are not following instructions from our health workers. To the few others of our people who refuse to accept the truth about Ebola for whatever reason, I say to them, they are in denial and are destitute of precious fruit (the truth about Ebola). This is not the time to pussyfoot with your life, to be cynical, to be skeptical, to be doubtful or to be sardonic about Ebola; Ebola is a virulent killer. Ebola can only be contracted through contact with the bodily fluid (Blood, Saliva, Sweat, Vomit, Diarrhea, etc) of an infected person.  And so to stay alive, listen to our health services practitioners and providers and do as they instruct. Make sure you wash your hands as often as possible, do not touch dead bodies, cook your food well and so on. Ebola kills and it will kill you if you do not take preventive measures. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPDATE: Water taxi service to work until 22:00h – Min Patterson

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, moments ago, announced that permission has been granted for the Vreed en Hoop – Georgetown water taxis to operate until 22:00h.The extended hours of operation is as a result of a barge slamming into the southern side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The Cuban crew on the barge is currently in custody at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) assisting with investigations.Initial reports suggested that the barge was not in its designated anchorage point and may have shifted from Diamond, East Bank Demerara as a result of poor control of the vessel.Emergency repairs had to be halted due to the tide. The crew is expected to be back at work in about two hours.More details in the Tuesday, September 03, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

We are ‘soccer rustlers’, West Pokot Governor Lonyangapuo says

first_img“There are those who say West Pokot residents are cattle rustlers, but we have now changed it. We have removed the word cattle and replaced it with soccer, so we are now soccer rustlers, athletics rustlers and academic rustlers,” Lonyangapuo beamed while rewarding the Kapenguria Heroes and Tartar Girls for their efforts at the tournament.West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo receiving the trophies. Photo/GERALD ANDERSON“We will put up a soccer academy that will be funded by the County Government to be able to identify talent within our region and be able to produce players who will play in the national team, so keep on working hard,” Lonyangapuo told the players.“There are many people in Kenya including some here they are asking themselves can anything good come out of West Pokot? But the grace of God was upon us and we beat all the teams and reached the final.Kapenguria Heroes defied all odds to lift the title after upsetting favourites Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties and pocket the Sh1mn prize kitty.Kapenguria Heroes showcasing the trophies after beating Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties to lift the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Boys title. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONOn top of that, the boys also earned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to London, the capital of the United Kingdom, for a week-long training and mentorship programme with the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom brand ambassador, Victor Wanyama.The County boss has also challenged the boys to go out to London and show they did not win the tournament by fluke, but are indeed as good as they look.“Gor Mahia gave birth to Gor Youth who fainted on Sunday as we beat them. They were shocked so we want to show them that we also have talent in soccer,” Lonyangapuo stated.Kapenguria Heroes players. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThings however did not go well for their girls Tartar who were edged out 4-3 in post-match penalties by Nyanza representatives Plateau Queens, but were nonetheless rewarded by the Governor for their efforts.They were both rewarded with Sh100, 000 in cash and promised breakfast meeting with Deputy President, William Ruto and Lunch with his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta in April.Kapenguria Heroes produced three best players; South Sudanese striker David Majak, Fredrick Krop and goalkeeper Brian Lumumba who have all joined Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz.West Pokot prides to have produced great sports personalities including three-time World Half Marathon champion, the legendary Tegla Loroupe.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has vowed to put up a Soccer Academy in the region after Kapenguria Heroes braved to win the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Boys title over Gor Mahia Youth. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 – West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo says the county is a haven of sports talent, putting off those who wrongly perceive the Rift Valley region as a cattle rustling hotbed.Lonyangapuo, who set aside five hours on Monday to honour Kapenguria Heroes at his office for winning the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament Boys title, vowed to construct a state of the art soccer academy in the county that will be ready before 2022.last_img read more

Angry old man denies bomb plan

first_img He sued the National Archives and the executors of the Nixon estate, eventually winning in 1996 the gradual release of 3,700 hours worth of tapes of White House conversations recorded by Nixon’s secret taping system. Nixon and his estate fought for 21 years to shield the tapes. Kutler used transcripts of the tapes to write a 1998 book, “Abuse of Power.” Kutler retired from UW-Madison in 1996. 160Want 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The case revolved around a billing dispute. Kutler was upset that Dean Health had not processed one of his claims for two doctor’s visits to treat sunburn while in Hawaii. During an April 26 phone call, he allegedly told an employee: “If this doesn’t get taken care of, I’m coming over and blowing up the Dean Health Plan building.” The company called police and Kutler was later charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Kutler told the judge Wednesday that he did not intend his words to be threatening. “No one believes more in the rule of law than I do. I wrote a book on it once,” he said. Kutler is the author of several books, including two on Nixon. MADISON, Wis. – A retired University of Wisconsin historian noted for his research into the Watergate scandal pleaded no contest Wednesday to threatening to blow up a health insurance building. Stanley Kutler, best known for his successful fight to obtain President Nixon’s secret tapes, said he entered the plea to end the case but continued to scoff at the government’s suggestion that he posed a serious threat. The 71-year-old said he was merely an old man angry at his insurance company. The judge ordered Kutler to pay $149 in fines and court costs, saying no stiffer punishment was needed because Kutler had lived an exemplary life. last_img read more

THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE OFFERING ‘FREE’ OFFICE SPACE FOR SPRING

first_imgThe BASE Enterprise centre is located in the heart of County Donegal and is the ideal venue for you to conduct all your business needs.With high speed broadband, Wi Fi, meeting rooms, training facilities, free parking and helpful support staff it really is ‘a great place for your business’. If you need a place to work with flexible arrangements and all the services listed on the poster above then call in to The BASE and see what it can do for you.Why not try it out for ONE day and see what THE BASE can offer you and your business.It could potentially be the new home for your business.The BASE Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Stranorlar. Co Donegal Tel: 07491 90909Email: manager@thebaseenterprise.iewww.thebaseenterprise.ie THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE OFFERING ‘FREE’ OFFICE SPACE FOR SPRING was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessEnterprise CentreFeaturesfreenewsSpring OfferThe Baselast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS BAG-PACK A GREAT SUCCESS

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club Notes.Thanks to all who came out last Wednesday to help with our bag pack fundraiser. Special thanks to the Management and staff of the new Dunnes Stores for facilitating this important annual club fundraiser.There are still remaining Donegal GAA Yearbooks available which can be purchased by contacting 087 2931458. Priced at only €10 these 212 page glossy publications include full coverage of all things GAA in the county and also a comprehensive review of the season at Letterkenny Gaels. The annual Presentation Buffett took place on Tuesday night in the Arena 7. Details of award winners will be included in next weeks notes.The club AGM has been rescheduled for Saturday 16th January at 6pm in our Club Room at the Glebe. All club members are asked to make every effort to attend.Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now on sale. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club. Tickets priced at €10 are available from club members. For details of prizes see Letterkenny Gaels Facebook page.Camogie training and the winter league for u-8 & u-10 teams resumes on 29th of January from 6-6.45pm at the LYIT. U-12 camogie and girls circuits will also resume on 29th from 7-8pm. New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details. Hurling training for u-6 to u-13’s resumes on Monday 25th January from 6-7pm at the Aura. All welcome. Please note change of time and venue. Contact 086 8405785 for more details.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS BAG-PACK A GREAT SUCCESS was last modified: December 29th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Thirty refugee families to settle in Donegal

first_imgThirty refugee families will be moving to Donegal in the coming months under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.The first families have have started to arrive, and will be housed in Carndonagh.The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration has been engaging with Donegal County Council with a view to facilitating the resettlement of families under this Programme and although progress had been delayed as a result of the flooding in August, the programme is now being progressed. The Irish Refugee Protection Programme is designed to offer protection to persons who have fled their country of origin and sought protection in another country, with services being provided post arrival by mainstream public service providers in cooperation with national and local Non-Government Organisations and the Community and Voluntary Sector.A local Resettlement Inter-Agency Steering Group, comprised of representatives from relevant public service providers has been working with the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI) to oversee the local resettlement and integration programme in Donegal and dedicated resources have been employed to facilitate the resettlement of these families.It is expected that about thirty families will be coming to Donegal.A spokesperson for Donegal County Council says: “Donegal County Council would like to acknowledge the support provided by all organisations and agencies involved in this process and especially the positive community response received to date. “The aim is now to support each of these families in their resettlement and we ask that these families are given the time and space to allow them to settle into their new life here in Donegal.”Thirty refugee families to settle in Donegal was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CarndonaghDonegal County Councilfamilyrefugeelast_img read more