Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The trio apologized that day and publicly thanked Trump, who was in Asia last week, for his help. On Thursday morning, the president sent another tweet: “You’re welcome. go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible.”In the same tweet, Trump said, “HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater in the day, as he rallied House Republicans before a crucial vote on a tax overhaul, Trump talked about his efforts to release the playersRep. Steve Womack of Arkansas said Trump “personally engaged the Chinese president and it turned out the way it did,” with the players released. He said China is known for being “extremely punitive” with criminal suspects, adding: “This could have been a disaster for those families.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Flanked by Cody Riley, left, and Jalen Hill, third from left, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball reads his statement as head coach Steve Alford listens during a news conference at UCLA Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three players were detained in Hangzhou following allegations of shoplifting last week before an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China.The president’s suggestion came a day after he tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA basketball players will say thank you President Trump. They were headed for 10 years in jail.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained in Hangzhou for questioning last week before the Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai. The rest of the team returned home Saturday.Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the shoplifting occurred when the team had 90 minutes of free time on Nov. 6 in Hangzhou. He said the three took items from three stores.The players are suspended indefinitely, and coach Steve Alford says they will have to earn their way back onto the team.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

PBA: Phoenix survives TNT in OT for early lead at 2-0

first_imgExplosive KOs highlight prelims of ONE Jakarta card MOST READ Michael Miranda had a chance to win it for KaTropa in regulation, but his wide-open triple from the right side was just a tad too strong.The Fuel Masters to be on a roll against teams that denied them a playoff runs in 2018. They handed Meralco, their tormentors in the Governors Cup quarterfinals last year, a heart-breaking loss in the opening week before frustrating the KaTropa, who knocked them out of playoff contention in the all-Filipino contest.The FuelMasters now sit atop of the conference with a 2-0 card, but Alas prefers not to get too high on the pair of victories.“We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is coming off a great win,” he said.Phoenix will try to notch a third win at the expense of Columbian, which opened its conference with a stunning win over San Miguel Beer on Friday, this coming Wednesday at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TNT moves on to face sister team NLEX on the same playdate in a battle of winless squads.“We’re supposed to practice on Sunday but I’m calling it off. They deserve to rest,” Alas closed. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthew Wright leads Fuel Masters’ fight anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Phoenix Pulse shored up its drive for a lofty standing in the Philippine Cup after turning back TNT in overtime, 93-84, in the cardiac nightcap of Saturday’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Ynares Center here.Matthew Wright led the way for the FuelMasters with 23 points to go with the double-double of last season’s Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins who registered 11 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Two more members of Louie Alas-mentored squad tossed in double-digit contributions—Alex Mallari had 15 while Calvin Abueva 14—to add to TNT’s woes and spoil Roger Pogoy’s career performance.“Two OTs in two games,” said Louie Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief. “But more than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Last conference, we lose in such games. This affords very, very good experience to us,” he added.Pogoy paced TNT with 30 markers and 12 boards as veteran Jayson Castro chimed in 18 points to keep Phoenix within striking range. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

Tiger to open martial arts academy in Mumbai and other cities

first_imgMumbai, Jul 2 (PTI) Tiger Shroff, who has established himself as a young action star in Bollywood, is set to take his passion for action forward by opening up martial arts academies across the country.Tiger is hopeful that by August, the first branch of the academy will be up and running in Mumbai.”I am opening up a few branches of martial arts academy, first in Mumbai then Pune and then somewhere up North India. The first one should hopefully open by August. Its a martial arts facility for everybody. This is one of my dreams and I am excited it is finally happening,” Tiger told PTI.The actor says this is his attempt to get the youth to learn martial arts, something which has helped him a lot in his acting career so far.”Todays youth lack that kind of physical exposure. They are all glued to their phones. I want them to get away from that and motivate them to take up this.”The 27-year-old actor recently took part in a special event where he joined hands with P&G Shiksha as a Shiksha Superhero to spread awareness about education.”Most of my fans are children, so I am doing this for them. It is very important for our youth to be educated. People are aware of its importance, but not everybody has the resources to study,” the “Baaghi” actor says.A lot of Bollywood celebrities have quit their education midway to pursue their acting dreams.Tiger feels one can follow their passion and study the right kind of course if that is going to help them.advertisement”If you are interested in acting then take up course related to that. For example, Nawazuddin Siddiqui sir went to NSD (National School of Drama), that was his education.”Tiger reveals if not an actor he would have been a football player.”I got 50-55 per cent in school because most of my time was spent in playing sports. I was an average student when it came to studies but excelled in sports and even got awards,” he says. PTI JUR ARS JCHlast_img read more

Abaco: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 XMC graphics and GPGPU board

first_img Continue Reading Previous Flexible electronics tech shows progressNext Ultimaker products now available from Farnell The Abaco NVP2000 is a chip-down 3U XMC graphics output and GPGPU card based on the NVIDIA Pascal (GP107) Quadro P2000 GPU. The NVP2000 leverages the high performance of the GPU with its 768 CUDA cores and 4GBytes of GDDR5 memory to deliver 2.3 TeraFLOPs of peak performance with CUDA and OpenCL support.The NVP2000 is designed for the most demanding applications such as SIGINT, situational awareness, radar and video or graphics processing applications, while its high degree of parallelism also makes it an optimum fit for GPGPU applications including machine learning and autonomy.It is designed for graphics generation/output, supporting three DisplayPort 1.4 ports capable of 4K resolution @ 60Hz. These can be converted to DVI or VGA with adaptors. The board consumes up to 32W, dependent on the application and power configuration and also supports H.265 (HEVC)/H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encode/decode.AXIS ImageFlex is an image processing and visualization toolkit enabling the rapid development of high-performance image processing, visualization and autonomy applications aimed at size, weight and power sensitive platforms. It is focused on high performance GPU processing and graphics with interoperability with other programming paradigms such as OpenGL, OpenCL, CUDA and OpenCV.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Winners and losers as buoyant Bayern head to Ajax for showdown

first_imgBerlin, Dec 11 (AFP) Resurgent Bayern Munich head to Ajax for Wednesday’s Champions League group showdown with clear winners and losers among the star-studded squad after Niko Kovac’s decision to end rotation. “We want to keep going,” said Leon Goretzka, now a firm fixture in central midfield alongside Joshua Kimmich with Bayern having won their last three games after Saturday’s 3-0 league home win over Nuremberg. “Now we travel to Amsterdam and want to finish first in the group – that’s important for us.” Bayern need just a point at Ajax’s Johan Cruyff Arena to win Group E with the Bavarian giants currently top of the table, two points ahead of their Dutch rivals, and both teams already into the last 16. A 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the Allianz Arena a fortnight ago, with Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben both scoring twice, signified an end to the poor results of October and November which also saw Bayern slide down the Bundesliga table. Bayern have now clawed their way back up to third in the league and coach Kovac has taken a gamble by ditching rotation, risking ruffled egos with stars left on the bench. “The rhythm is there, the boys are in the flow – that’s why we don’t want to change anything,” explained Kovac. His decision has significant winners and losers. World Cup winners – Germany defender Mats Hummels, and Spain midfielder Javi Martinez – languished on the bench against Nuremberg alongside Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches. Martinez and Sanches find their path blocked by Kimmich and Goretzka, both 23, who each hit the woodwork against Nuremberg.advertisement “Both have a very good understanding of football and read the game well,” said Kovac, at the helm at Bayern since July. “They get on well off the pitch and are in the national team together. “It’s an axis that’s really fun right now – not only for those two, but the whole team in the last three games.” However, Hummels looked like he was having anything but ‘fun’, storming through the mixed zone after Saturday’s win without a word as Jerome Boateng and Niklas Suele are now established as Kovac’s centre-backs. Disgruntled stars watching from Bayern’s bench has caused problems for Kovac’s predecessors and Robben’s imminent return from a thigh injury threatens Serge Gnabry’s place on the right wing. Thiago Alcantara, a second-half replacement on Saturday who is returning to fitness after a knee injury, threatens to break up Kimmich and Goretzka’s partnership in central midfield. However, Kovac’s decision has reaped dividends in attack with striker Robert Lewandowski scoring four goals in his last three games, supported by Thomas Mueller who is revelling in the attacking midfield role. “At the start (of the season), we rotated as the coach tried to find the right team,” said director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic. “Perhaps it was too much and some players didn’t know where they fitted in. “In the last few games, Niko hasn’t done that and the team looks good.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

Uniform Predictions: Central Michigan

first_imgAnother standing ovation for Chris Knox for creating the scoreboard at the bottom for us. Just above and beyond, and now we can see how many points I house Carson by at the end of the year. Here are our picks for Central Michigan.Justin SouthwellI’m predicting Black-Orange-Orange because I feel like it’s still a little early to bust out the black jerseys. I’m saying black helmet, but who knows what that means anymore? Maybe it will have the updated chrome brand logo, new Pete logo? Chief is going to have us taking wild guesses all season, and I’m perfectly fine with that. It’s going to be a fun year.Carson CunninghamI’m treating last week’s prediction like I’m 1-0 on the season.rodgersbeltThis week I’m going for another classic look with an updated helmet: White helmet (icy white chrome vanilla sparkle pete),[1. Did we settle on icy white Pete as the official name, or no?] black, white.I hate to use such a strong combo on Central Michigan, but last week’s debut means they have 8 white helmets now. No really, 8![1. See here]. So we could see white-black-white again at some point with a different helmet design and it would look fresh. I say go for 9 white helmets and add this baby to the mix:screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-1-41-23-pmKyle PorterWell you’re not 1-0 because Knox says you’re not 1-0, Carson. I’m sorry about that. It is a shame. Love the Rodgers GIF though!I’m really feeling the black lid-black jersey combo this weekend, and Chrome Pete on the black helmet is awesome. It’s plain enough that it doesn’t feel like you’re doing too much against a MAC team but also fun enough to get the juices going a little for the guys against Cooper Manning Rush.unipicks2016_standings2If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Stokes stars as Eng beat SA in opener

first_imgLondon: Ben Stokes starred in all departments as England began their quest to win the World Cup with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa in the tournament opener at the Oval on Thursday. The all-rounder top-scored with 89 in England’s 311 for eight, held a brilliant catch in the outfield and took two for 12, including the last wicket, as England won with 61 balls left. Jofra Archer did the early damage with the ball, the fast bowler taking three for 27 in seven overs. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunBarbados-born Archer, who only qualified for England in March, made his presence felt even before he had taken a wicket with a bouncer that beat Hashim Amla for pace and crashed into the grille of the helmet, with the veteran opener retiring hurt on five. Archer then reduced the Proteas to 44 for two. Aiden Markram edged to Joe Root at slip and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis fell for just five when he top-edged a hook to long leg. But Quinton de Kock kept the Proteas in the hunt, although the opener was lucky when on 25 he played ball from leg-spinner Adil Rashid onto his stumps only for the bails to stay put. The dashing left-hander went on to complete a 58-ball fifty but holed out off fast bowler Liam Plunkett for 68. Rassie van der Dussen then make exactly 50 without pressing on when he miscued Archer to mid-on. His exit saw Amla return with South Africa struggling at 167 for six in the 32nd over. The game was all but up for South Africa when a back-pedalling and diving Stokes held a brilliant one-handed catch in the deep to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upAmla’s brave effort to rescue the innings ended on 13 when he was caught behind off Plunkett’s slower-ball bouncer and Stokes finished the match when Imran Tahir edged him to Root. Stokes was one of four England batsmen who got to 50 on a tricky surface, with captain Eoin Morgan (57), Jason Roy (54) and Root (51) all out soon after reaching the landmark. England lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes. Du Plessis opted to field despite being without injured spearhead Dale Steyn and took the unorthodox decision to give leg-spinner Tahir the first over. The 40-year-old, the oldest player in the tournament, struck second ball when Jonny Bairstow was caught behind by De Kock for a golden duck. Roy and Root repaired the damage but were dismissed when well set as England lost two wickets for four runs in four balls to be 111 for three. Morgan, whose aggressive approach has been symbolic of England’s rise to the top of the one-day international rankings after their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup, struck the match’s first two sixes off successive balls from Lungi Ngidi before he too was caught in the deep.last_img read more

MBBS IAS officer attends patients in block health centre sets an example

first_imgKolkata: In a unique gesture Akansha Vaskar, an IAS officer, has decided to examine patients at the Block Primary Health Centre (BPHC) on Saturdays.Vaskar, a 2015 batch IAS officer, is now posted as the sub-divisional officer (SDO) at Raghunathpur in Purulia. She did her MBBS from R G Kar Medical College and Hospital and had joined the block as SDO one and a half months ago. On Saturday, Vaskar reached the Santuri Block Primary Health Centre (BPHC) and started examining the patients. She examined 45 patients on that day and prescribed medicines. The doctor on duty was not present at the primary health centre. Apart from the doctor and a pharmacist, there are three health workers at the PHC. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAsked about the health condition of the patients she had examined, Vaskar said: “Most of them are suffering from skin disease, which is very common in the villages as people go to the ponds for bathing. Children are found to be suffering from infection in the ears because of this age old practice.” She said she was very happy as the patients, particularly the women, had talked to her about their health-related issues in details. Vaskar said: “As the workload is less on Saturdays, I have decided to go to the Block Primary Health Centres and examine patients.” She said that she used to go to the nearby villages to examine patients, while at the Lalbahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie for training. “After coming to Purulia I thought that as a doctor it is my duty to look after patients and so I decided to use the weekly off meaningfully,” she added.last_img read more

Arsenal Supports Refugee Children In Greece

first_imgArsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis presented a cheque for EUR 1.3 million to Save the Children, the club’s global charity partner, and UNICEF ahead of the Gunners’ 3-0 victory in Greece last week.The money , which will be used to support Save the Children’s work with vulnerable refugee children in Europe, was raised as part of the European Club Association’s “90 MINUTES FOR HOPE” initiative. The campaign saw the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Group Stage participants donate EUR 1 for every ticket sold from the first round of fixtures this season.Overall the initiative has raised EUR 1.3 million and the money will benefit Save the Children’s and UNICEF’s responses to the European refugee crisis. Both charities will allocate the funds to programmes across Europe, both in countries where children are on the move and in countries of final destination.Arsenal were one of the first football clubs to respond to the refugee crisis this year, raising £60,000 for Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis appeal in September by donating £1 from every match ticket sold for the home match against Stoke City.Justin Forsyth, Save the Children’s CEO, said: “These are tragic and desperate times for child refugees and their families. Thousands of children have been forced to flee their homes and make perilous and distressing journeys to reach European shores. Arsenal and The Arsenal Foundation have been fundamental in supporting our work with vulnerable and unaccompanied refugee children. Thanks to the Club’s generous support we’ve been able to provide essential supplies, protection and psychological support to give these children the critical help they need as soon as they arrive, as well as providing on-going care, shelter and education to help these children regain a degree of normality after everything they’ve been through.”The Arsenal Foundation has been supporting Save the Children as their global partner since 2011 and has raised more than £1million to support the charity’s life-saving work. Arsenal has been a committed supporter of Save the Children’s emergency response work as well as their crucial work with child refugees, donating to the charity’s Syria Crisis appeal and funding a new football programme for children who have been forced to flee their homes due to the conflict in Iraq.last_img read more

Ousted president in good health Morsi son

first_imgCAIRO (AA) – The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday denied reports that his jailed father had collapsed in prison.“The president remains steadfast,” Osama Morsi told Anadolu Agency, adding “He remains in good physical and psychological condition.”Osama slammed the “false news” circulating about his father’s health by what he described as “hostile media.” Morsi was flown to Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab Prison Hospital on Monday after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators last year.Osama described his father’s admission to the prison hospital as a “routine measure.”Monday’s court session was Morsi’s first public appearance since his ouster more than four months ago. Since then, he has been held at an undisclosed location by Egypt’s military-backed authorities.Trial proceedings were postponed by almost two months – they are now slated to recommence on January 8 – after defense lawyers requested more time to examine documentation related to the case.Morsi, for his part, has refused to recognize the trial’s legitimacy and has refused formal legal representation.The ousted leader told the presiding judge that he still represented “Egypt’s legitimate president.”Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected civilian leader, was ousted by the country’s military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.last_img read more

1200 Moroccan Fighters in Iraq and Syria the Telegraph

Rabat – It is estimated that around 1,200 Moroccans have joined extremist groups in the Middle East, according to figures reported by British newspaper the Telegraph. Morocco is ranked in the top ten countries by foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria. The countries with the most fighters in the conflict are Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Russia, and France.According to the figures gathered by the UN, the Soufan group and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, around 5,000 Tunisians are reported to be fighting in the ranks of terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, mainly the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The Soufan group, which provides strategic security intelligence services to governments and multinational organizations, said the figures may also include women and children.The report has revealed that an estimated 20,000 foreign fighters have travelled to Iraq and Syria since violence broke out in 2011. 11,000 of them are from the Asian continent.5,000 people from Europe are reported to have joined the conflict zone. Most fighters are coming from France, Germany and the United Kingdom.The top ten countries by foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria are as follow: Tunisia (5000), Saudi Arabia (2275), Jordan (2000), Russia (1700), France (1550), Turkey (1400), Morocco (1200), Lebanon (900), Germany (700) and the United Kingdom (700).© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Kenya kicks off UNbacked effort to reduce vehicle emissions across East Africa

18 February 2011Kenya has officially launched its transition to low-sulphur diesel as part of a United Nations-backed effort to improve air quality and reduce vehicle emissions across East Africa. The move is part of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, a global initiative coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote cleaner and more efficient fuels and vehicles in developing countries. Low-sulphur fuels reduce the levels of air pollutants emitted by vehicles – such as sulphur oxides, soot and smoke particles – which, among other health risks, can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and pose an increased risk of lung cancer. The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that almost 800,000 people die prematurely each year due to urban air pollution – with the majority of deaths occurring in developing countries. Supported by the Governments of the United States, the Netherlands, Canada and other partners, the clean fuels initiative focuses on three global campaigns – reducing sulphur in vehicle fuels, eliminating leaded gasoline and adopting cleaner vehicle standards and technologies.The low-sulphur diesel, which Kenya began importing in October 2010, contains only 5 per cent of the amount of sulphur in the country’s previous diesel supply, according to a news release issued today by UNEP. The cleaner fuel is available in limited stations but will soon be found in pumps nationwide. Tanzania also began introducing low sulphur diesel last month. “The partnership that is removing lead and cutting the sulphur levels of transportation fuels in Africa and beyond is among the key successes of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development with enormous benefits in terms of reduced air pollution and perhaps for the wider environment,” noted UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. UNEP’s Green Economy report, which will be launched next week at the meeting of the agency’s Governing Council in Nairobi, estimates that reducing the sulphur content of transportation fuels in sub-Saharan Africa alone with the current fleet of vehicles could save up to nearly $1 billion a year in health and related costs.Mr. Steiner said this is proof that “investing in the environment is rarely a burden but a way of intelligently and cost-effectively growing a modern, sustainable economy.”The financial benefits for Africa in a switch to low-sulphur diesel are also significant. A World Bank study shows that, when combined with cleaner vehicles, adoption of low-sulphur fuel would result in annual savings in health costs of $6 billion in sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2010 and 2020, total savings are projected to be $43 billion. Through a global network of governments, fuel companies and other groups, the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles is achieving major progress, with nearly 100 countries having already adopted plans to reduce sulphur levels in diesel. read more

Germany is Mens U20 European Champion

← Previous Story Turkish right back Celebi to RK Nexe Nasice Next Story → GOLDEN GENERATION 1996: Romania wins Youth WCh 2014! U20 Handball Fantastic sports summer in Germany! After football World Cup, German Handball population got a reason for a big celebration. Men’s U20 team won the European Championship in Austria by beating Sweden 26:24 in the final. Team led by Markus Baur showed the best form during the tournament and deserved victory and gold medal. The hero of the match was Yves Kunkel who scored 9 goals…Bronze medal was won by Spain who beat Denmark 29:27.PHOTO: OHB

Tourism numbers are up and so are jobs in accommodation and food

first_imgOur marketing of Ireland overseas for 2014 is progressing well and the recent very successful visit of the Giro D’Italia cycle race has provided us with a major publicity boost.2013 vs 2014 Comparing the three month period from February-April we can see:Overall trips to Ireland were up by 7.5 per centGreat Britain was up by 15.2 per centMainland Europe was up by 3.1 per cent (Germany up 16.9 per cent and Spain up 11.3 per cent)North America was down by 4.6 per centVisits from the rest of the world increased by 7.0 per cent.Fáilte Ireland CEO Shaun Quinn said, “Today’s figures are proof of a continued robust growth in overseas visitors and that’s good news for tourism jobs and revenue.The figures for Great Britain in particular show a remarkable jump in visitors this year and that’s proof that our new strategy to target particular segments of that market is starting to pay dividends.“Another factor at play is the improving value for money on offer in Ireland which is now enticing more British visitors and this reinforces the need for the sector to preserve its current blend of quality and good value in order to encourage even more growth”.Read: Varadkar ‘disappointed’ by Aer Lingus strike but says there are other airlines>Read: Dublin almost made the ‘Top 5 Party Cities in the World’>Read: We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year> MORE OVERSEAS VISITORS are coming to Ireland and employment figures in the accommodation and food sector are up.The latest CSO figures for overseas visits to Ireland show a 7.5 per cent increase from February to April compared to the same period last year.That’s 1.6 million overseas visits to Ireland this year during the three month period to the end of April.An extra 14,000 people are also employed in the accommodation and food sector compared to this time last year.The Quarterly National Household Survey figures show that employment in the accommodation and food service activities sector was 136,400 for the first quarter of 2014 compared with 122,400 in 2013.That’s a rise of 11.4 per cent.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has welcomed the figures.last_img read more

The number of cases of congenital syphilis is increasing

first_imgSexually transmitted disease rates in Clark County are increasing, which is troubling enough to public health officials. But having two babies born with syphilis last year is not only troubling, it’s tragic, said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer.“That is a tragedy that we should be able to prevent,” Melnick said.After years without any cases, Clark County Public Health reported two cases on congenital syphilis in 2016. Despite the risk of stillbirth, infant death and disability, both Clark County babies appear to be in good health now, Melnick said.“We haven’t had two cases in one year going back several years,” he said. “This is unusual for us.”Syphilis is a curable sexually transmitted disease that is passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Many people, however, don’t have symptoms and may not know they have the disease. Without treatment, syphilis may lead to serious health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Congenital syphilis occurs when the baby, in utero, becomes infected with the sexually transmitted disease. Women can become infected during pregnancy or before pregnancy and, left untreated, pass the disease on to the unborn baby.In infants, syphilis can be fatal. Up to 40 percent of congenital syphilis cases result in stillbirth or infant death. Congenital syphilis can also cause premature birth, low birth weight, deformed bones, blindness, deafness and brain damage that leads to developmental delays, among other problems.last_img read more

TCI countdowns to TS force winds by Thursday everything you need to know

first_img Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneUpdate, #HurricaneWatch, #magneticmedianews New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 6th, 2017 – Providenciales – It is Wednesday September 6th and by tomorrow, Thursday September 7th all of the islands of the Turks and Caicos will be experiencing super strong Category 5 Hurricane Irma and her 185mph winds.  I have aimed to put together all of the things we all need  to know at this point from government and the private sector and that includes that there is no school today, TCIG wants everyone to be hunkered down by this evening and so that means government offices will not open on Thursday; private sector operations will follow suit.Two schools in Provo are to be used as shelters, Enid Capron in Five Cays and Oseta Jolly in Blue Hills and the Community Center College in Grand Turk is the storm shelter site.  An evacuation is in effect for both Salt Cay and Middle Caicos. We are told many have left tiny Salt Cay, which was yesterday visited by the Premier, Home Affairs Minister and Health Minister. Today, there is bus and boat transportation provided by Government for Middle Caicos residents who need to leave that island.  All airports will close at 6pm today informed the TCIAA. This means domestic and international flights will cease, including Bahamasair which will run its usual Thursday flight into Nassau today. Please be at the airport early if you are scheduled for the service.When it comes to airlines flying into the United States, today is also the final day and the US State Department late yesterday issued a notice to all American Citizens to leave the TCI and The Bahamas and if you cannot or do not want to, to find a safe and secure place to ride out the storm.  Americans are advised to inform their family and friends about where they are and cautioned to protect their travel and identification documents.  The Ministry of Tourism and TCI Tourist Board agree that guests should leave today, but if not, to remain indoors during the storm and to follow the advice of officials and their hotel staff.Cruise ships were in port yesterday in Grand Turk, according to information from Tourism, but stops from today have been redirected.  The North to Middle Caicos ferry also suspends operations today by 5:30pm.  When it comes to banks, they will operate regular hours today as determined by the Bankers Association, but tomorrow and Friday all banks will be closed.  Grocery stores will also function as usual today. Some tell Magnetic Media they will remain open for as long as weather permits on Thursday but Graceway Supermarkets which means IGA, Gourmet and Smart will close at 11am on Thursday to allow its staff to go home and make final preparations or lock in to ride out the hurricane.The Premier reminded on Monday that RTC is the main voice of Government during the storm, but other stations and media houses intend to continue serving the public throughout the storm with information coming from the National Hurricane Center, the Bahamas Department of Meteorology and the TCIs DDME.  The power company, FortisTCI closed its offices since yesterday and asks the public to stay away from downed power lines and to report problems to 946-4313.  You can also visit FortisTCI Facebook page for updates.The water company, Provo Water, closes its office in Grace Bay today and also gives an emergency number as 231-0705 if you see any bursts.  The Governor confirmed to Magnetic Media that the RFA Mounts Bay is in the Caribbean.  The Royal Navy vessel which is deployed to support regional countries, including UK Overseas territories in events like hurricanes is said to be “ready to provide practical and humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The public is advised to ensure you know which hurricane shelter is nearest you. There are nine shelters opened nationwide . You can view them at our site or at DDMEs Facebook page.You can also find the flood prone areas list if you want to become acquainted.  The advancements in technology have made just about everyone a reporter, but moving about the island is strongly discouraged; and this includes after the storm as well.  Sight-seeing is not wise and very dangerous.  The spread of Fake News or unverified reports is also discouraged by officials, who will today address media in a final debriefing before Hurricane Irma strikes.By Deandrea Hamilton FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Police seek other alleged sexassault victims of Balboa Park street performer

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities put out a call today to any other alleged victims of a street performer accused of befriending girls at Balboa Park and then sexually assaulting them.Luis Haaz Martinez, 22, was arrested May 3 on suspicion of six criminal charges, including sexual contact with a person under age 16, according to police.Martinez, who performed as a dancer at the landmark park just north of downtown San Diego, “would approach youthful-appearing females in the area of Balboa Park after performing and convince them to walk with him to isolated areas,” Lt. Carole Beason said.“Once secluded, (Martinez) sexually assaulted his victims,” the lieutenant alleged.The purported crimes occurred last month, according to Beason, who did not disclose the number of alleged victims currently identified in the case. Martinez remains in custody at George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa in lieu of $200,000 bail.Anyone with information about the suspect’s alleged crimes was asked to call the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210. Posted: May 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom May 14, 2019 Police seek other alleged sex-assault victims of Balboa Park street performerlast_img read more

Writer who predicted end of the world backtracks claim

first_imgNASA has repeatedly said Planet X does not exist.Meade’s prediction has been dismissed by people of faith, including Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – The Christian numerologist who predicted a planet would collide with Earth on Saturday has walked back his alarming claim.David Meade said the world won’t end on Sept. 23 after all. Instead, he said, Saturday will mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks.“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” Meade said in an interview with The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”Meade had earlier said New Testament verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 indicate that recent events like the solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey are signs of the apocalypse. He also based his prediction on numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the Book of Revelation.The significant number is 33, according to Meade. “Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”Sept. 23 is also 33 days since the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.Meade has also built his theory on “Planet X,” which is also known as Nibiru. He believes the celestial body will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes. last_img read more

Search called off for Alaska Juris

first_imgThe search for the abandoned fishing vessel Alaska Juris has been called off.Listen nowThe unified command in charge of the search — consisting of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Fishing Company of Alaska — in a press release say the vessel is presumed sunk in the Bering Sea in 5,400 feet of water.According to the release, the Unified Command activated the fishing vessel Alaska Endeavor, the salvage tug Resolve Pioneer, and a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft for the search.An unrecoverable diesel sheen was discovered in the search area, and is believed to have come from the Alaska Juris.The hunt for the vessel was called off after searching from July 28th through the 30th northwest of Adak and along the vessels projected drift route.last_img read more