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UE continues resurgence, beats UP

first_imgMOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE while Mark Olayon narrowly missed out on a triple-double finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.Rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards. Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Mark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, converting a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.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 shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of their position in the Final Four race and he used their first win in the UAAP as their starting point and motivation in getting to the semifinals.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren of their Final Four shot. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.” UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors PLAY LIST 02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors00:50Trending Articles02:57UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UP Fighting Maroons01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and them on track of getting the fourth spot in the league while the Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NU back on track, dumps winless USTlast_img read more

Struggling Davao gets aggressive, targets Younghusband siblings via transfer window

first_imgPhilippines Football League club FC Meralco Manila will be facing stiff competition in its bid to keep stars Phil and James Younghusband in the squad as the mid-year transfer window opened this week.Two clubs, including newcomer San Miguel Davao Aguilas, have expressed interest in acquiring the Younghusband brothers, whose three-year deal with Meralco ends at the end of August.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Simone Rota, who recovered from a knee injury recently, is also reportedly beefing up the Aguilas, along with another Ceres player, Jorrel Aristorenas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH students strike goldcenter_img It will cost AguilasThe transfer won’t be easy as it looks.With the transfer window closing on August 15, two weeks before their contract ends with Meralco, the Sparks could ask for a transfer fee for the two players.“The fee could go beyond P10 million (for the Younghusband brothers),” said the source.After going winless in its first 10 games of the season, Davao, which is owned by businessman Jefferson Cheng, is undergoing a massive roster upgrade with midfielders Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong heading to the Mindanao club from Global Cebu and Ceres-Negros respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Two clubs are interested, but they are still under contract with Meralco,” said a reliable source. “What’s important to them (Younghusband brothers) is that they can continue playing at a high level.”The Younghusband brothers have been with the Sparks since 2011, winning two trophies, including the UFL Cup in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsA source within Meralco said the club is ready to offer Phil and James a one-year deal.But the two clubs are reportedly offering a longer deal for the Younghusband brothers. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

CWG scam: Delhi court to hear Suresh Kalmadi’s bail plea

first_imgA court in Delhi will on Thursday hear the bail petition of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in a corruption case related to the 2010 sporting event.The case relates to irregularities in the contract for Timing Scoring and Results (TRS) system for the CWG.The CBI named Kalmadi as the prime accused in its chargesheet on the TRS system scam. He was charged with conspiracy, forgery and under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI last month in the CWG scam probe. But the former Congress leader claims he is innocent.last_img read more

Benjamin Mendy promises Pep Guardiola he will spend less time on social media

first_imgManchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has promised his manager Pep Guardiola that he will spend less time on social media platforms.Mendy provided two assists as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 2-0 in their first match of the new Premier League season on Sunday.Guardiola praised the left-back after the win but said there’s a lot for him to improve upon.”Mendy is Mendy. Sometimes we want to kill him and sometimes you think wow what a player we have. He gives us energy. Mendy has a lot of things to improve and hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things,” Guardiola said after teh Arsenal match.Premier League: Manchester City down Arsenal, Liverpool get routine winThe manager’s comments were posted on Manchester City’s Twitter account, to which Mendy replied: “I will I promise.”I will I promiseBenjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 12, 2018The defender also retweeted the message with a nervous laughter emoji.Oops https://t.co/dVBYJNbKPMBenjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 12, 2018Meanwhile, Guardiola also urged forward Raheem Sterling to commit his long-term future to the club after the English striker played an influential role in their win over Arsenal.The 23-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, scored his 50th league goal against Arsenal. He opened the scoring for City, while the second goal was scored by Bernando Silva.”We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay,” Guardiola told reporters. “We’ll do our effort to make him feel we count on him. And we do count on him.”advertisementBritish media reported that Sterling’s agents are seeking a new contract in the region of 300,000 pounds ($382,530) a week, which would make him one of the club’s highest paid players.Although Guardiola is not part of the negotiations, he said the club have already proved how much they want the player to stay.”In the end the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen,” the Spaniard added. “But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

ClassNK Issues First Statement of Compliance for Ship …

first_imgClassNK, November 15, 2013 zoom Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has issued the first Statement of Compliance for a ship recycling facility in Japan to Miyaji Salvage Co. Ltd. The Statement of Compliance issued by ClassNK certifies that the facility and its recycling procedures are fully in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention). This marks the first time that a ship recycling yard in Japan has achieved certification in line with the convention.Miyaji Salvage Co. Ltd. was established in Tadotsu, Nakatado District, Kagawa Prefecture in 1976. Among the recycling facilities at Miyaji Salvage there are a 25,000m 2 ship recycling yards, a 450m wharf, and a 250t crane vessel, which are used in the dismantling and recycling of coastwise vessels and harbor loading facilities.Miyaji Salvage developed its Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) according to the convention last year ahead of its entry into force. During the dismantling of the ferry “YOTEI-MARU”, in cooperation with the General incorporated association Ehime Toyo Ship Recycling Study Group (Representative Director: Takanori Hino), Miyaji Salvage developed the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and the Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) required by the convention, and underwent a certification by ClassNK, completely carrying out all the requirements of the conventions.ClassNK issued the Statement of Compliance to Miyaji Salvage after a thorough appraisal, verifying that the SRFP developed by Miyaji Salvage fulfilled all the requirements of the convention, and that the recycling of the “YOTEI-MARU” was in line with the convention. This certification as well as IHM and SRP certifications are offered by ClassNK as part of a “one-stop service”.Miyaji Salvage is the third company in the world to be issued with this Statement of Compliance, after Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel Co., Ltd. in December 2012, and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Marine Service Co. Ltd in September 2013. The recycling of the “YOTEI-MARU” also marks the first time in the world that ship recycling has been carried out with IHM, SRP and SRFP in compliance with the convention. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

USA: Sunreef Yachts Presents New Layout Solution for …

first_imgzoom Sunreef Yachts’ in-house design studio is constantly working on new design ideas following client suggestions. As a result the company presented a completely new solution for the layout of its power catamarans. Undoubtedly, both 60 Sunreef Power and 70 Sunreef Power are interesting alternatives to traditional motoryachts with much lower fuel consumption, long range, natural stability, as well as customized interior design and superb living space offering comfort and intimacy for the owners and their guests.The clients have 4 layouts to choose from – Owner with Large master cabin in the forward section, Charter with the front section split into 2 identical cabins and can choose in between Galley up and Galley down versions. Only recently Sunreef’s interior design team has prepared the layout of the main deck with the option of the fully open saloon as well as semi open saloon. Fully open saloon means that the saloon space with the dining area and lounge area has a direct access to the full beam master suite located at the front of the yacht with no mezzanine floor that separates the saloon from the master cabin.Semi open saloon means that the mezzanine is divided in half and comprises only internal helm station while its former lounge part is eliminated and the saloon is now L-shaped with direct access to the master cabin.Sunreef Yachts will be exhibiting at the upcoming boat shows held this February – Kuwait Boat Show and Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, where visitors can get better informed about their catamaran-yachts. Sunreef Yachts, January 27, 2014last_img read more

Saga Ruby Returns to Gibdock for Repair and Maintenance …

first_imgGibdock, February 14, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Saga Cruises has highlighted Gibraltar’s continuing attractions for cruise owners, returning to Gibdock for repair and maintenance work on one of the ‘grand old ladies’ of the cruise industry, the 24,492grt, 670-passenger capacity Saga Ruby.Delivered by Swan Hunter in 1972 to Norwegian American Line as Vistafjord, the ship is the last cruise vessel built on the Tyne. Having previously docked Spirit of Adventure in 2011 for the same owner, the 13-day renewal Saga Ruby drydocking project required flexibility on the part of the yard, which was called upon to adapt its original repair plan to take account of additional works.The original project demanded an extensive scope of work in a demanding time frame.Emerging work included repairs to items of hull damage, a wing tank, boiler supports, bulkheads in the tailshaft tunnel and sewage tanks. Six engine room coolers also had to be removed, cleaned and reinstalled and a new alternator fitted.John Taylor, Gibdock Operations Director, says: “We had to change the whole repair plan, and time constraints were a significant issue. The ship had to leave on January 26th no matter what and we had to make sure all the additional repairs were finished by then. One of the challenges, as is often the case with cruise ships, was getting access to the damaged areas. For example, some cabins had to be cleared, pipes removed and water supplies shut down. The process was managed safely and efficiently, minimising any delays and disruption.”Two new sewage treatment units were fitted during Saga Ruby’s drydocking. This required cutting a 2.4m x 2m access window in the side shell, and once again an extensive internal area had to be cleared and pipes disconnected. Despite the additional work, Saga Ruby left the yard’s No. 1 dock on schedule on January 25th. Mr Taylor reports: “All repairs were finished in accordance with the owner’s schedule. We showed what we could do under pressure.”Peter Wright, Saga Cruises Head of Commercial says: “The yard rose to the occasion and delivered what we asked for, and more. We have used Gibdock before and they have always done a good job. The location was perfect for this particular project as well.”Alongside Saga, established cruise customers at Gibdock include Pullmantur, Louis Cruises and Thomson Cruises. Gibdock Managing Director Richard Beards says: “Cruise shipping is vitally important to Gibraltar PLC. Gibdock’s full service repair and maintenance facility is just a short distance from the cruise terminal, offering owners an unrivalled opportunity to undertake repairs either in drydock or alongside to the highest standards and within their pre-planned schedules, avoiding both operational deviation and redelivery delays.”Gibraltar is one of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean region, with 179 cruise ships calling during 2013 (up from 173 in 2012), carrying over 285,000 passengers. Based on current commitments, 181 cruise ship calls are expected in 2014.last_img read more

Immunization Campaign to Protect Against Mumps

first_img wash hands often or use hand sanitizer do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve For more information on mumps, see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/mumps.html The province will begin an immunization campaign to protect health-care workers and the health system during the current mumps outbreak, and future outbreaks. The campaign will begin rolling out as early as next week, and will continue over the summer months. Roughly 40,000 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine will be made available throughout the province for the campaign. “We feel this is an important public health measure,” said Dr. Shelly Sarwal, medical officer of health. “A vaccination campaign will not stop the outbreak, but what it will do is help to manage absenteeism in health-care workers as a result of the mumps, and therefore help sustain the health-care system for Nova Scotians.” Dr. Sarwal said the campaign is a step in the right direction in terms of preventing and managing future outbreaks. Since the beginning of the outbreak in February, 222 cases of mumps have been reported across the province. As predicted, the number of new cases in the Halifax Regional Municipality is declining, while the number of new cases across the province increased from last week. The majority of cases remain in the 20-25 age group. Public health officials spoke earlier this week with officials in the United States and the United Kingdom about lessons learned from management of their respective mumps outbreaks. Work is also underway to assess options for immunizing the university-age population. The most common symptoms of mumps include fever, head and muscle aches, and swollen and tender glands at the angle of the jaw. Public health officials continue to encourage people to see their family doctor if they have symptoms. Mumps is spread by contact such as coughing, sneezing, sharing drinks and kissing. The virus can be spread for about seven days before symptoms appear, and up to nine days after. Dr. Sarwal stressed the importance of not going to school, work, any public places or participating in social activities during this period. To avoid spreading mumps, or any other disease:last_img read more

False assumptions

first_imgI think my partner is seeing someone else. How can I be sure about it? I feel cheated and lost.Name withheld Watch for changes in behavior. Changes in interests, in clothes, appearance, weight loss or gain, coldness, distancing, hostility; refusal to talk about future projects, disengagement from you, disinterest in sex and more noticeably, simply everyday affections. All in all, the discovery process is harrowing and can leave you feeling raw. The fact is that it is better known than not. In time, you’ll learn that while this is a traumatic experience, there is a person who deserves you and that it’s most definitely not this person. Seek the support of friends, family and perhaps your doctor or a counselor to help you work through what is now a difficult period. Good luck! Also Read – Feel what you fear My mother-in-law suffers from strange mood swings. She is very rude and hot tempered at times. We are married for four months and I feel I can’t live with her anymore. How do I convince my husband to move out and have our own place? Name withheld This is an age-old problem everywhere. Remember, it is just a few months. All of us need time to adjust but you should speak to your husband and tell him everything. Moving out is not the solution but making your husband understand your problem is. You both are newly married and so it is the duty of both of you to be compatible by opening up about your difficulties. Try your best to adjust and be friends with her but after everything if it still doesn’t work out, opt for an accommodation close to where she stays and take care of her from a distance. Also Read – Homecoming I’m very scared to get married as most of my friends have been divorced. I’m 32 years old and well-settled. What do I do? My family is very upset. D. Raja, New Delhi Take the plunge and I assure you, you will not regret it. Be positive and go for it. Don’t think about the negatives or your friends. Think about yourself. You will be happy. There are reasons why most choose to marry and settle. But marry only when you are convinced not because of anyone or anything else. When you find a partner who understands and loves you, I’m sure magic would happen. My girlfriend is a horrible kisser. Every time we kiss I remember my ex. How do I convey this to her? I don’t want to hurt her too. Name withheld If you remember your ex each time you are close, then I would ask you to break the relationship. Your are doing injustice to her and to yourself. This is morally incorrect. Take a relationship break and get back only when you have a blank page to script with your present partner. (Send your questions to roopshashotm@gmail.com)last_img read more

BCs LNG minister predicts northern coast LNG decision by mid2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s minister of natural gas development is offering an optimistic prediction about the future of the proposed $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project on B.C.’s northern coast.Rich Coleman says a decision on the development near Prince Rupert could come within the first six months of 2017.Coleman says he is very familiar with the development’s design and tendering process and he anticipates several more meetings by mid-January with officials from Petronas, the project’s majority owner.Low commodity prices have delayed an investment decision and Petronas said in October that it was reviewing the development and its conditions before moving forward.Coleman agrees challenges remain, but says markets in China and Japan are prepared to buy liquefied natural gas from B.C.The project, which includes a pipeline and terminal proposed for Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, received conditional approval from the federal government in September allowing for shipments of up to 19 million tonnes of liquefied gas to Asian markets annually. (CHNL) B.C.’s LNG minister predicts northern coast LNG decision by mid-2017 British Columbia Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman attends an announcement at the Woodfibre LNG site near Squamish, B.C., on Friday November 4, 2016. Coleman is offering an optimistic prediction about the future of the proposed $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project on B.C.’s northern coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 28, 2016 12:14 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Terracotta Warriors to return to Britain

first_imgThe museum now plans to set up a “logistics and operations” team to cope with the exceptional visitor demand and footfall.Mrs Bradley said: “The Terracotta Army represents one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century, and I am delighted that a selection of the warriors will be coming to Liverpool, for the first time in 2018. Hundreds of Terracotta warriors, which were unearthed during the first excavation from 1978 to 1984, stand inside the No.1 pit at a museum in Xi’an From 210 BC to 21st Century Liverpool, China’s #TerracottaWarriors are marching to World Museum for a 2018 exhibition as part of #UKChinaP2P pic.twitter.com/36JJmq2DOv— World Museum (@World_Museum) December 7, 2016 The Terracotta Warriors will return to the UK for visitors outside London to see for the first time since the 1980s, after it proved one of the most popular installations ever to come to Britain.A selection of 120 artefacts from China’s famed Terracotta Army will travel to Liverpool’s World Museum in 2018, the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced.It is the first time the objects have been loaned to Britain since 2007, when they became the second most visited show in the history of the the British Museum, and the first they have been exhibited outside London in more than 30 years.  It is understood China has agreed to loan the items as part of a cultural exchange with Britain, which has seen the British Library loan key items, the Royal Shakespeare Company translate plays for Chinese audiences, and numerous institutions sharing their expertise.It is also intended in part to honour the large Chinese community in Liverpool, the oldest in Europe.A spokesman said the exhibition would “offer a new perspective on Chinese history”, spanning three periods of more than 500 years and set to include a number of objects that have never been on show in this country before. Terracotta Warriors to be staged at Liverpool’s World Museum in 2018, announced today by Karen Bradley of @DCMS during #UKChinaP2P. pic.twitter.com/gQ4TrAfncL— UK in China (@ukinchina) December 7, 2016 “I am sure that the exhibition will be very warmly received by the people of Merseyside and beyond as Britain welcomes back the Terracotta Warriors.David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, said: “We are hugely excited to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring an exhibition of such international importance to World Museum, and to be working with Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Bureau in this valuable cultural exchange.center_img Karen Bradley, the culture secretary Karen Bradley, the culture secretary “An exhibition of this scale is sure to attract visitors from all over the UK and Europe, with an unmissable opportunity to see artefacts of great historical importance in the flesh.” Hundreds of Terracotta warriors, which were unearthed during the first excavation from 1978 to 1984, stand inside the No.1 pit at a museum in Xi'an Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Man becomes first in country to have to tell police every time

first_img“The victim in Godfrey’s case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violence.”She has shown incredible bravery in supporting our investigation, and I hope she feels safer now Godfrey is behind bars and will be subject to closer scrutiny.”Part of this order, which lasts for seven years, requires Godfrey to inform police if he is in a relationship for more than 14 days.The order also allows police to inform these partners of his previous violent behaviour to women under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. The order was made under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The victim in Godfrey’s case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violenceDI Jane Topping, Hackney Community Safety Unit A man is believed to be the first in the country to have to tell the police when he starts a new relationship so they can inform future partners about his violent history. Kylle Godfrey, who subjected a woman to a campaign of “horrendous” abuse, has been ordered by a court to let police know if he is seeing anyone for more than two weeks.The 30-year-old banged his victim’s head on the floor and strangled her, inflicting blunt force trauma injuries to her head. Following his arrest Godfrey continued to intimidate the victim and whilst on bail before his court appearance, he assaulted another woman he was in a relationship with.He is thought to be the first in England and Wales to have to tell police every time he gets a girlfriend.Already serving a three-year sentence for actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation, Godfrey was given with a Criminal Behaviour Order on Monday.At Wood Green Crown Court in February, Godfrey, of Neasden, north west London, was sentenced to three years in jail for attacking his partner over several days in October last year.He admitted to two counts of actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.DI Jane Topping, Hackney Community Safety Unit said: “This order gives us a new way of protecting victims of domestic abuse and prevent other women from suffering at the hands of people like Godfrey, and help our efforts to tackle domestic violence. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Oxfam censors names of sacked Haiti staff as it releases 2011 report

first_imgThe investigation also concluded in its safeguarding recommendations at the end of the report that charities should be warned about “problem staff”. Some of the workers accused of abuse went on to successfully take up future posts in the aid sector.Earlier, Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, said that Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam, had shown that he “doesn’t get it” after he gave an interview in which he said Oxfam’s misdeeds had been overblown because the charity had not “murdered babies in their cots”.Ms Davidson said that “if he wants to lead Oxfam, he has to demonstrate that he understands what Oxfam has done wrong”. Oxfam has risked accusations of ­protecting staff who used prostitutes in Haiti after it released a censored version of its 2011 report into the scandal without the names of workers sacked.The charity said it wanted to be “as transparent as possible” about the investigation into the use of prostitutes by its staff. Seven were sacked or allowed to leave over their behaviour on the earthquake-hit island in 2010. However, it redacted the names of all guilty parties apart from Roland van Hauwermeiren, the former country director for Haiti, whose name was already in the public domain.The redacted report was released at around 6pm on Sunday night, 10 days after it was leaked to a newspaper, throwing the charity into crisis.Oxfam said it had removed names “to comply with the need for due process and confidentiality required by both privacy law and recommended UN guidelines on the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse”. Among those whose names were redacted were three men dismissed or who resigned for using prostitutes in Oxfam-funded properties and two who were dismissed for bullying and intimidation of Oxfam staff.A sixth was dismissed for gross misconduct for ­failing in his duty to protect staff. Three staff members under suspicion also “physically threatened” and “intimidated” a witness in the inquiry, the report said.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Cyclists and motorists should stop being confrontational says Sir Chris Hoy

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In heavy traffic cyclists are often the fastest people on the roads, more agile at getting through gaps than motorbikes, and they are not always seen by drivers.Cyclists complain of drivers winding down their windows to hurl abuse, while motorists make similar complaints. “We are people trying to get around and, whether you choose to go on foot, on a bike, a taxi, a bus, we are people trying to get from A to B, and you should remember that we are all someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, brother or sister.”People’s lives are at risk and it’s time to stop having a them versus us. In reality most cyclists drive and vice versa. We have to try and put ourselves in the shoes of another person.”Sir Chris was speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival to promote his new book, How To Ride A Bike.CORRECTION: This article has been amended since it was first published. Although Sir Chris did call for less confrontation on the roads, we accept that he did not say cyclists should ‘stop hogging the road’ as the original article reported. We apologise for the misunderstanding.  Sir Chris said: “At the risk of getting too political about it all, in my opinion, when it comes to urban environments, or indeed anywhere riding a bike, it shouldn’t be a cyclist hit by a motorist or a confrontation between a taxi driver and a cyclist,” he said. Sir Chris Hoy has said cyclists and motorists should be less confrontational as he called for an end to the battle between cars and bikes. Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete said there needs to be a change in behaviour by both cyclists and motorists. Sir Chris, who has with six gold medals, said: “If you are cycling and thinking ‘Well, they can sit behind me for half a mile on this single lane road’ … it’s not about saying you should get out of the way and let them through, it’s about, when they do come past, just give them the thumbs-up and you can see the road’s clear, give them a wave through, say thanks and that little bit of communication helps.”The recent increase in the popularity of cycling – particularly in urban areas – has changed the dynamic of driving. read more

Student broke neck at college after wrestle with teacher twice his size

The teenager recovering in hospital after an operation on his neck A student claims he was left with a broken neck after allegedly being forced to take part in a “wrestling match” against his teacher.Imaam Usman, 18, needed to have a metal plate put in his neck as a result of the supervisor – said to be twice his size – falling on him during the tussle last month.Bradford College said it had launched an investigation into the accident, which took place during an outdoor class for the BTEC diploma in public services.  His class had been asked to tackle a variety of physical challenges in a park near the college on December 7.The teacher was said to have wanted to demonstrate the key skills that eight-stone Mr Usman would need to fulfil his ambition of becoming a police officer.The size mismatch gave the teenager cause for concern – but he claimed his objections were dismissed.It is understood the allegation that the pupil was forced to take part in the activity is disputed by others, with the circumstances of the injury a focus of the school’s investigation. Mr Usman said:  “Firstly, they made us wrestle with other students our own size and that went OK. Then I was forced to wrestle with a teacher. “We were on our knees in the field of a park and he lunged towards me. He grabbed me from the upper back and then threw me to the ground in like a grappling move.”I was facing towards the ground and then he fell on top of me. At that moment, his knee or leg hit my neck and I felt something crack.” The teenager recovering in hospital after an operation on his neckCredit:SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Usman was initially taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary, where scans showed that he had broken a vertebra in his neck.Doctors determined an operation was necessary when his injury failed to heal and the cracked bone was replaced with a metal plate last week.Now Mr Usman fears his hopes of joining the police service have been ruined.His father, Osman Sharif, 39, said: “This was a mismatch and they should not have made him wrestle.”A spokesman for Bradford College said: “The safety of students and staff is paramount and any incidents are treated with the utmost seriousness.”A full investigation was launched in line with our policies and procedures.”As that investigation remains ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment any further at this time except to say that we wish Imaam a full and speedy recovery.” read more

Capital Drilling wins new African mine exploration drilling contracts

first_imgCapital Drilling, the emerging and developing markets drilling company, is pleased to today announce new contract wins and expansions. One is for Kinross Gold in Ghana  and one is for Barrick Gold in Zambia. Capital Drilling Ghana has recently been awarded a new underground drilling contract with Kinross, which represents a further expansion of activity at the Chirano gold mine, where Capital has been operating since June 2011. The new contract is for one underground diamond rig which is scheduled to arrive on site in Q3 2012. Capital Drilling Zambia has been awarded a contract expansion in the form of additional rigs for development drilling at the Lumwana mine, where the Group has been drilling since 2006. Capital has purchased a further two deep hole diamond rigs and one RC rig, one of which has arrived at site with the other two currently mobilising to site. All rigs are expected to commence drilling in Q3 2012.These new rig additions will increase the company’s fleet to 90 rigs, a net addition of five rigs so far in 2012, noting the Group has recently sold one rig as part of the ongoing program of fleet management.Commenting on the new contracts, Geoff Fardell, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased to announce these new contracts today which demonstrate the continuing development of relationships with our existing customers. The current expansion of the fleet underpins our strategy of focusing on organic growth with blue chip and major mining companies, and operating on long life and robust mining projects.”last_img read more

EHF CL Celje PL beat Sankt Petersburg

← Previous Story MAGIC WISLA: Polish team without Lijewski win in France! Next Story → Lino Cervar after win over PSG: “This was more than a game, more than handball” Slovenian vice-champion RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko beat Russian Sankt Petersburg 29:22 (15:10). Vladan Matic’s team had no problem with weak Russian team, who don’t have EHF CL quality. Serbian NT right back Nemanja Zelenovic was the TOP scorer with seven goals, Mate Lekai scored 6, but the most efficient was Matevz Skok with 17 saves.MOTOR – ZAGREB 31:30VESZPREM – RHEIN NECKAR LOWEN SUNDAY 18HRSSTANDING:1. Motor Zaporožje 2 – 32. Veszprem 1 – 23. CO Zagreb 2 – 24. Celje PL 2 – 25. Rhein-Neckar Löwen 1 – 16. St. Petersburg 2 – 0 handballrk celje pivavarna lasko read more

What has happened to Home Sweet Home and the €190000 that was

first_img Leonard speaking to reporters during the occupation. Source: RollingNews.ieDifferent groups Leonard is a member of the Irish Housing Network (IHN) – a collection of grassroots activist organisations dedicated to ending homelessness and helping those affected.The collective has been involved in direct action occupation for the past three years.Leonard said the IHN had been “very active” since the end of the Apollo House occupation. She said the group had been working at a community level to assist those in need.“Our focus now is to continue to work on the ground to build up the ability that we have to actually fight the crisis and end it,” she said.The IHN was yesterday involved with the May Day march with many other groups calling for an end to homelessness.Leonard said that there were no plans for action from Home Sweet Home collectively in the near future, but that the “network of people is still there”.When questioned over whether Home Sweet Home still existed, Leonard said:It is still a thing. [The different groups] are still in contact but at the moment we have no plans to announce just yet. Short URL 59,054 Views Leaving Apollo HouseFollowing the high-profile quitting of Apollo House by residents and activists on Thursday, 12 January, Home Sweet Home said they would continue the momentum generated by the occupation.Many activists and occupiers did not want to comply with the court order calling for them to leave by 11 January. A huge demonstration was held outside Apollo House on that date, with activists saying they would not leave.There were conflicting views within Home Sweet Home about how to proceed at this time. Speaking about the occupation during a panel discussion with other members of the campaign last month, Unite trade union official Brendan Ogle – one of the principal figures of the campaign – described the mood in Apollo House at this juncture.Speaking about the last night in Apollo House, Ogle said:“Because of a court order – that we did everything we could to avoid – Apollo House went from being the safest place for those vulnerable [homeless] people… to the worst because the resources that would meet those needs wouldn’t come in because the stay on the court order had run out.To me that’s very basic, very obvious. The venom and the hate that confronted myself and one or two others when we went in there to point that out was really disturbing.Ogle was referring to the fact that support services from homelessness charity the Peter McVerry Trust – which had been entering Apollo House on a regular basis – would no longer enter the building after the date set by the High Court had passed.Despite the initial resistance to leaving from some elements, the campaign called an end the occupation the next day. Supporters and activists leaving Apollo House on the morning of 12 January. Source: Sam BoalWhat’s happening now?Following the occupation, a conference – ‘Home Sweet Home The Next Steps’ – was scheduled for 18 February, where the campaign said “formalised structures will be announced and put in place”.This was cancelled in February, however. The campaign said it would be moving the conference “to a later day in March”.It said the change of date was to facilitate the “ongoing work of Home Sweet Home” which included a support centre to be opened in Dublin city for the homeless and people in need. Ogle speaking to reporters outside Apollo House on the day the occupation ended. Source: RollingNews.ieNo future date for a conference has since been announced; nor has a support centre been opened.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Rosi Leonard – one of the main spokespeople of the campaign throughout the Apollo House occupation – said that there were currently “no plans” to hold a conference.“We have no plans to hold a conference, we have no plans for the future right now,” said Leonard.We’ve kind of all gone back into our groups now, continuing the work that we’ve been doing on the ground. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3359321 A t-shirt hangs outside Apollo House on the first day of the occupation. Source: RollingNews.ieIT HAS BEEN over four months since a group of artists, housing activists and trade union officials took over a vacant Dublin city centre building to house homeless people.Under the banner of the Home Sweet Home campaign, activists occupied the Nama-controlled Apollo House on Poolbeg Street on the night of 15 December.The occupation lasted over three weeks, through Christmas and into January. In that time, Apollo House provided accommodation for over 205 homeless people.Throughout the occupation – which had the support of celebrities like Glen Hansard, Jim Sheridan and Damien Dempsey, among many others – public support was huge.Thousands of people signed up to volunteer at Apollo House. There were massive amounts of food, clothes and general supplies donated. A room full of donations in Apollo House in early January. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe campaign also received tens of thousands of euros in monetary donations.Accounts released by the Home Sweet Home campaign in February – a month after the Apollo House occupation ended – showed that it had raised just under €190,000 in the period between 15 December and 18 January.The vast majority of this – €174,451 – was raised via an online GoFundMe account, set up just before the occupation began.This fund saw near-constant activity over the course of the occupation, with thousands raised in the first day alone. Single donations from €5 all the way up to €5,000 were given to the campaign.The GoFundMe campaign is managed by Oisín Fagan, a member of the Irish Housing Network (IHN) – one of the key groups involved with the Home Sweet Home campaign.Money was withdrawn from the GoFundMe account into a bank account run by the IHN as it was needed. The funds were used to pay for the running of Apollo House and to address the residents’ needs throughout and immediately after the occupation. A banner hung outside the Apollo House building in January. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieCampaign accounts showed that it had spent just over €60,000 throughout the course of the occupation and after (from 12 December to 25 January), leaving about €129,000 left unspent.The largest amount of money was spent on security services for Apollo House throughout the course of the occupation. Just under €39,000 was spent on the services of Security Partners Ltd.Close to €7,500 was spent in total over three separate transactions to Liffey Oil for oil to heat the building throughout the occupation. Other expenses included food, maintenance and transport.Throughout the course of the occupation, activists involved with the campaign:Met with Housing Minister Simon Coveney for hours of discussions;Launched an emergency housing plan;Battled their case against receivers in court;Arranged a public march;And had a high-profile open-air concert Read: ‘There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen’: Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House Read: Mannix Flynn: ‘Apollo House completely failed’ May 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/Twitter By Cormac Fitzgerald At Unite offices where @HSHIreland are launching their emergency housing plan #ApolloHouse pic.twitter.com/bgRgQDZAVb— Cormac Fitzgerald (@Cormfitz) January 5, 2017 Different members of the Home Sweet Home campaign pictured after meeting housing minister Simon Coveney in December. Source: SAM BOAL“Essentially Home Sweet Home was set up for the purpose of Apollo House, it was set up with the purpose of putting this to the Government.“So when Apollo House left we were trying to restructure ourselves and think about what we would do next and what would be most effective.For many of us in the IHN, the most effective thing was to continue doing the work on the ground.Leonard said the IHN was still in touch with the former residents of Apollo House, many of whom were granted six-month beds in emergency accommodation as a direct result of the occupation. Over the Christmas and January period, Home Sweet Home said it was a long-term, direct intervention campaign dedicated to tackling Ireland’s long-term housing and homelessness crisis.So, where is the campaign at now? Are there any future plans? And what is happening with the remaining money that was donated? 56 Comments In terms of the trade union representatives – the other key element of the campaign – Leonard said that officials had been busy in recent months with the Tesco and Bus Éireann strike action.Attempts were made to reach Unite’s Brendan Ogle, but he was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. It’s understood that Ogle is currently on leave.Mandate trade union’s Dave Gibney – who was also heavily involved in the campaign – told Thejournal.ie that his trade union (along with Unite and others) remained fully committed to campaigning to try to end Ireland’s homelessness and housing crises.In terms of the Home Sweet Home campaign directly, Gibney said he needed to sit down with the other groups involved to figure out where the campaign was going.He said he and Mandate had been preoccupied with the Tesco strike and he hadn’t sat down with the other groups for a number of months. He said he would soon set up a meeting with the different strands of Home Sweet Home to find out “exactly where we are”.“We’re going to continue to campaign on homelessness,” he said.We do need to sit down with the rest of the guys to see where they are and what they want to do. Dave Gibney (right) pictured with Brendan Ogle last year. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieAs for the third element of Home Sweet Home – the artists – Leonard said that a number of the people involved were “doing various things at the moment”.TheJournal.ie made attempts to contact a representative of the artist element of the campaign, but was unable to do so.What has happened with the money?As already mentioned, as of 6 February – when Home Sweet Home released its accounts – the campaign had just under €129,000 left over after all of the expenses from the Apollo House occupation had been deducted.Since then, Rosi Leonard said the campaign has not spent any of the money raised.“That’s all the money that’s been spent,” said Leonard.We haven’t been spending any money since then. So there hasn’t been any expenses.Leonard said that everyone involved in the campaign was a volunteer, and there were no expenses on that end. She said volunteers were now working on a number of “legacy projects” on which the remaining money would be spent.“All of us are working on a legacy plan for that money,” she said.She said that the campaign wasn’t “ready to announce” the projects yet.“But we’re working out legacy projects and ways to make sure the money goes towards the aims of Apollo House initially.Which was to essentially support community groups in ending homelessness, so that’s what we’re doing.Dave Gibney said that he believed the campaign was still looking to set up a support centre in Dublin for people affected by the housing crisis and homelessness and that a proportion of the funds would go towards this end.Gibney also said that the campaign and funds raised had been reviewed by the Standards in Public Office (Sipo), and had been found to be compliant.Extra funds The GoFundMe campaign for Home Sweet Home appears to still be open, almost four months after the Apollo House occupation ended.Judging by the donation entries on the page, in the time since the last entry on the Home Sweet Home accounts (27 January) and the last donation (13 days ago) an estimated extra €2,500 was donated (including a single donation of €1,437).This brings the fund to about €131,000 overall.Despite the page appearing to remain active, Leonard said that the campaign was “not asking for any more donations”.“As far as we’re concerned there’s no need for anyone to be looking at that,” she said.I’m sure that will be closed soon but we definitely don’t want anyone to be using it, or we definitely wouldn’t be soliciting anyone to be using it.TheJournal.ie attempted to contact the GoFundMe page directly, but had received no response at the time of publication.In a statement in February, Oisín Fagan – who manages the campaign – encouraged anyone who had donated money to the campaign and had genuine concerns to “contact us directly through our Facebook page for Home Sweet Home”.In response to a question on Facebook about the money raised, the IHN said that the fund had been “kept open in case people wanted their money back after [the occupation] ended”. Source: FacebookA number of people have expressed concerns over the money publicly on the Home Sweet Home Facebook page since January. Leonard said that there had not been many instances of people enquiring about donations or asking for money back.“I think people are generally are still quite happy about all what happened,” she said.We haven’t had issues with that.When questioned about any potential refunds, Leonard said she wasn’t sure how this would be possible through GoFundMe (the website itself says all donations are final).“Logistically, I’m not sure how that would work,” she said.Leonard said that people had donated to the campaign “in the spirit of ending homelessness” and she hoped that the legacy projects would work towards realising this aim.Legacy Over four months after the occupation of Apollo House began, Ireland’s homelessness and housing crisis continues to deepen.Latest figures for the month of March showed a record number of homeless adults and children staying in emergency accommodation in the country.During the occupation, Home Sweet Home campaigners said Apollo House was a direct action intervention to tackle Ireland’s homelessness crisis.They said the campaign was a long-term effort aimed at ending homelessness in Ireland. For the past number of months, Home Sweet Home has been keeping a low profile.Are more direct action occupations possible in the future if the crisis continues to worsen?“It’s hard to say,” said Leonard.I think in some cases if the Government fails to act as they have been and fails to give housing and the housing crisis continues to escalate, then I can’t say that people won’t need to take action. Tuesday 2 May 2017, 12:05 AM Taxis leaving Apollo House pic.twitter.com/VuZcTDyuyY— Cormac Fitzgerald (@Cormfitz) January 12, 2017 What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)? The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months. Share Tweet Email5 last_img read more

La dépression deuxième cause mondiale dinvalidité des 1544 ans

first_imgLa dépression, deuxième cause mondiale d’invalidité des 15-44 ansAujourd’hui, a lieu la huitième journée de la dépression. Elle vise à faire prendre conscience de son importance et à évoquer les troubles bipolaires qui concernent aujourd’hui 2% de la population française.A l’occasion de la huitième journée de la dépression, l’Association France-dépression (www.france-depression.org) organise à son siège à Paris dans le XVe arrondissement une manifestation gratuite pour le public de 14h00 à 22h00, mais aussi d’autres animations à Nancy, Bourges, Tours et Rouen. Le but : faire prendre conscience de l’importance de ce fléau. À lire aussiBoulimie : définition, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-il ?Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, d’ici 2020, la dépression deviendra la première cause mondiale d’invalidité, après les maladies cardiovasculaires. Aujourd’hui, elle touche 121 millions de personnes à travers le monde et est déjà la deuxième cause d’invalidité pour les 15-44 ans, des deux sexes, souligne l’Association fondée en 1992 à l’initiative de patients et de médecins de l’hôpital Sainte-Anne à Paris. Ainsi, 2% de la population française souffriraient de troubles bipolaires ou maladie maniaco-dépressive, et trois fois plus de troubles atténués, rapporte TV5monde. Une situation qui apparait d’autant plus dangereuse que la dépression entraîne chaque année 850.000 suicides dans le monde, dont 13.000 en France en 2010. Selon France-Dépression, il s’écoule entre cinq et dix ans entre le début des troubles et la prise en charge de ces patients, qui présentent souvent un risque suicidaire majeur. “La dépression relève du secteur psychiatrique, donc est associée à la folie pour le commun des mortels. Néanmoins, depuis 2004, je trouve que les mentalités ont évolué dans le bons sens. Il nous faut donc continuer à déstigmatiser cette pathologie et, pour ce faire, nous devons informer, informer, toujours informer”, indique Patrick Jeannot, le président de l’Association cité par l’AFP.Pour cela, des ateliers-débat, des conférences thématiques, des démonstrations de thérapie complémentaire mais aussi des animations artistiques sont prévus dans les différents villes. “Les thérapies complémentaires, à savoir les disciplines orientales, qui sont une des clefs de la prise de conscience de son corps par l’esprit, comme bien d’autres, à la fois culturelles et sportives” font partie des thèmes que France-dépression souhaite introduire. Le 19 octobre 2011 à 11:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pokemon Sun and Moon are Really Cute

first_imgStay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K Pokémon Sun and Moon came out Friday, and people have already found some really… creepy things hidden in these games, particularly in the PokeDex entries.For example, Golduck’s entry states: “It is said that the red part of its forehead grants supernatural powers to those who possess one, so it was over-hunted in the past.”What makes that weird is that Pokémon are generally presented as sapient. They are self-aware, they can form tight bonds with their trainers, and they’re clearly shown as being far more intelligent than just about every animal we know of here in the real world. They can understand natural human language, interpret complex commands, etc. Many of them, especially Psychic-type Pokémon, are often more intelligent than humans.Some Pokémon, though, flips that script. Froslass’s data reads: “When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.” Sooo… that’s creepy. But, I mean, I guess, in context, we did have it coming.Mimikyu, the Pikachu-mimicking Ghost-type Pokémon is pretty weird too. It has two forms, “disguised” and “busted.” Normally, it pretends to be a Pikachu, but once it has sustained enough damage, its head flops over, and its neck breaks. In Sun, the data for its busted form says: “After going to all the effort of disguising itself, its neck was broken. Whatever is inside is probably unharmed, but it’s still feeling sad.”The mega evolution of Glalie is also unnerving as it suggests that mega evolving is excruciating.“The excess energy from Mega Evolution spilled over from its mouth, breaking its jaw. It spews endless blizzards.”The Pokémon games have always hidden some eerie bits in an otherwise soft and child-friendly shell. Pokémon Red and Blue, for example, kick-started a popular fan theory that you, as a player, may have killed one of your rival’s Pokémon. Your rival catches a Rattata early on. Later it evolves into a Raticate, but after one particular battle. You next meet your rival at a Pokémon graveyard, but he never has the Raticate again.These entries take it a step further, though, implying that the Pokémon universe is a lot harsher than we suspected. And to a point, it makes sense. People and Pokémon have to eat, and with so many different kinds of creatures, it’s natural that some would end up hunted or hunting us. But what makes this weird is that, unlike cows or whatever, these Pokémon know EVERYTHING that’s happening. That’s… messed up.If you’re interested in exploring some of these entries yourself, you can pick up Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon from Amazon.last_img read more