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first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ravena wants more after winning record fourth gold medal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men’s -74kg of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Samuel Morrison knew that he could be fighting in his last Southeast Asian Games of his career.That’s why he was overcome with emotions after capturing the gold medal in the -74-kilogram division.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img READ: Emotional Morrison wins gold in taekwondo, avenges teammate’s loss“I made a promise to my grandmother to win,” said Morrison, 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHis maternal grandmother died during the time he was trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics last year. He didn’t make it to the Games.“That’s why I went to her grave before I flew here,” said Morrison, who was born in Olongapo to an American serviceman and Filipino mother. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony His family migrated to Maryland but transferred to the Philippines for good when he was seven.The 2015 SEA Games gold medalist in featherweight graduated from the University of Santo Tomas.He was also a bronze medalist in the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.“I’m already 27 now, so if I can still can I will still fight in the 2019 SEA Games in Manila,” said the 6-foot-1 Morrison.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDefinitionFingers or toes may change color when they are exposed to cold temperatures or stress, or when there is a problem with their blood supply.Alternative NamesBlanching of the fingers; Fingers – pale; Toes that change color; Toes – paleCausesBuergers diseaseChilblains – painful inflammation of small blood vesselsCryoglobulinemiaFrostbiteNecrotizing vasculitisPeripheral artery diseaseRaynauds phenomenon – sudden change in the finger color ranges from pale to red to blueSclerodermaSystemic lupus erythematosusHome CareAvoid smoking.Avoid exposure to cold in any form. Wear mittens or gloves outdoors and when handling ice or frozen food. Avoid chilling, which may happen following any active recreational sport. Wear comfortable, roomy shoes and wool socks. When outside, always wear shoes.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your doctor for an appointment if:Your fingers change color and the cause is not knownFingers or toes turn black or the skin breaksWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitThe doctor will perform a physical examination, which will include close examination of the hands, arms, and fingers.The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including:Time patternDid the fingers or toes suddenly change color?Has the color change occurred before?Aggravating factorsDoes cold or emotion cause the fingers or toes to turn white or blue?Did this occur after you had anesthesia?Do you smoke?Other symptomsWhat other symptoms do you have? For example:Finger pain?Arm or leg pain?A change in the texture of the skin?Loss of hair on the arm or hands?Tests that may be done include:advertisementAntinuclear antibody blood testBlood differentialComplete blood count (CBC)Comprehensive metabolic panelDuplex Doppler ultrasound of the arteries to the extremitiesSerum cryoglobulinsSerum protein electrophoresisUrinalysisX-ray of the hands and feetTreatment depends on the underlying cause.ReferencesOlin JW. Other peripheral arterial diseases. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 80.Review Date:4/24/2013Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 9 (PTI) The first ever all-girl National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition was today flagged off from here.Led by Col Gaurav Karki, fifteen service personnel and ten girl cadets aim to reach Nepal on March 31 and after a long trek to the base camp from April 8 to 25, the team is likely to try to scale the peak between May 15 and 25.Director General NCC Lt Gen A Chakravarty had proposed the conduct of first ever NCC Girls Expedition to Mt Everest in 2014.Pan-India trials at 25 selected hubs were carried out and 100 girl cadets nominated to undergo the customised mountaineering course at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, from January 7 to February 3 last year.Based on their performance, 40 girl cadets were selected for the first pre-Everest Expedition to Mt Deo-Tibba (19688 Feet), near Manali in Himachal Pradesh in April-May, 2015, a statement by the Defence Ministry said.Following which, 15 cadets were selected for the next phase based on their performance.In August last year, the team set off on the second pre-Everest expedition to Mt Trishul (23,360 Feet), and 10 girl cadets were finally selected for the Everest Expedition.The culmination of pre-expedition activities was winter training at Siachen Base Camp from January 11 to January 31 this year.Every year, NCC sponsors 354 boy and girl cadets for basic mountaineering courses at HMI, Darjeeling, NIM Uttarkashi, ABVIMAS Manali and Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM & WS), Pahalgam.Mountaineering Expedition as an adventure activity was introduced in NCC in the year 1970. Since then, NCC conducts two mountaineering expeditions every year, one each for boy and girl cadets, thus having launched more than 70 expeditions to various peaks. PTI SAP PVI PAL PVIadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLater, Air Force relied on its low-key staff to boot out Choco Mucho, 20-25, 25-18, 29-27, 26-24.Joy Cases scored 15 points to lead the Jet Spikers to their sixth win against seven defeats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe Motolite Spikers still need to win one more to avoid playoffs against teams in the lower fold of the standings.Motolite coach Godfrey Okumu praised his players for an all-out effort in securing their second straight victory. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Blaze Spikers remain unbeaten with Sisi leading the way Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own mancenter_img Motolite zeroed in on an outright semifinals slot, even as Air Force kept its slim hopes alive after both scored contrasting wins over separate rivals Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Motolite handily defeated BaliPure, 25-16, 25-21, 25-19, for its ninth win in 15 games to stay well inside the top four.ADVERTISEMENT Motolite stars Tots Carlos and Isa Molde joined hands in scoring 32 points, while Myla Pablo helped with eight points despite being fielded in only for two sets because of her problematic back.The Water Defenders absorbed their 11th defeat in 15 matches.For Air Force to make it to the next round, it has to sweep its remaining three matches and hope the squads above them in the standing lose all theirs.The Jet Spikers’ May Ann Pantino and Del Palomata took matters into their own hands after the Flying Titans erased a match point through comebacking veteran Manila Santos-Ng.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: August 23, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALNew Delhi: File..Kuldip Nayar passes away(B)New Delhi: Arun Jaitley resumes duty as Finance Minister (B)Lucknow: Monsoon session of UP Assembly(B+A)Patna: Lal Ji Tandon takes oath as Bihar Governor (B)Patna/Bhopal/Guwahati/Chennai/Kolkata: Vajpayee’s’Asthi Kalash Yatra’ (B)New Delhi: Chinese Defence minister in Delhi(A+B)New Delhi: President at 6th International BuddhistConclave(B)Bhopal: Congress activists protest(A)New Delhi: Monsoon rains(A)Surat: PM Modi in Surat(B)Shimla: HP Assembly session(B)Chennai: Launch of new TVS Bike “110cc bike Radeon”(a+b)Tura: Conrad Sagma at South Tura Constituency polling (B)INTERNATIONALDorset: People walk past the sculpture entitled “The Haunting” made out of scrap metal(a)Buenos Aires: Senator and Former President Cristina Fernandez enters Congress(a)Kutupalong: Eid al Adha celebrations(B)Vanderhoof : Thick smoke from wildfires(B)Ladoga: File.. Firefighters monitor a backfire whilebattling the Ranch Fire(B)NASA: Hurricane Lane as seen from the InternationalSpace Station(B)SPORTSJakarta/Palembang: Asian Games 2018(B+A)Tosu:J-League soccer match(B)Bern: Champions League soccer match(B)Mexico City: National league soccer match(B)Paramus: Northern Trust golf tournament in Paramus (B)Bengaluru: India A vs Aus A at Quadrangular Series(B)PTI PHOTO VNA OSOSlast_img read more

first_imgPremier League Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 14:00 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Crystal Palace v Liverpool Crystal Palace The Merseyside men make the trip south to Selhurst Park as they resume league action after a two-week break Liverpool will look to keep the pressure on Manchester United in the race for second when they take on Crystal Palace as the Premier League returns on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s side are two points behind the Red Devils after losing to them at Old Trafford prior to the international break and they will be eager to make amends in the remaining games.Of course, Liverpool are looking ahead to a crunch Champions League quarter-final clash, which takes place four days after the Palace game, so a win will set them up nicely. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Roy Hodgson is preparing to welcome his former club to Selhurst Park and he will be hoping his players can pick up where they left off before the international break. Game Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Date Saturday, March 31 Time 12:30 BST / 07:30 ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Crystal Palace players Goalkeepers Speroni, Hennessey, Cavalieri, Henry Defenders Ward, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Souare, Fosu-Mensah, Delaney, Jach, Kelly, Phillips, Riedewald Midfielders Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha, Lee, McArthur, Mutch, Sako, Eyenga-Lokilo, Wan-Bissaka, Rakip, Puncheon, Kirby Forwards Sorloth, Benteke, Wickham, Lumeka Wilfried Zaha is the main concern for Palace after suffering a knock while on international duty with Ivory Coast and the Eagles already have a long injury list to contend with.Jason Puncheon, Scott Dan and Bakary Sako are all out, while doubts linger over Jeff Schlupp, Alexander Sorloth and Joel Ward.Potential Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey; Van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Fosu-Mensah; Cabaye, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Wan-Bissaka; Benteke. Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn Forwards Salah, Mane, Firmino, Ings, Solanke, Brewster Liverpool will be without Joe Gomez, who suffered an ankle injury while on international duty, while Dejan Lovren, Emre Can and Nathaniel Clyne are both doubts.Potential Liverpool starting XI: Karius; Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are favourites according to dabblebet, who offer odds of 8/15 on the Reds to win, while Crystal Palace are priced at 5/1. A draw is available at 7/2.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Jurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool’s players may have gone into the international break on the back of an emphatic 5-0 win over Watford, but their loss to Man United the week before left a deep wound.Not only did it knock the Reds off second place, it means that they can fall into fourth place should Tottenham – who are two points behind – win their game in hand, so the pressure is on.They return to action on Saturday with an away game against struggling Crystal Palace, but the Eagles will be buoyed by the fact that they managed to end an unbeaten streak that had stretched to seven games in their last outing against Huddersfield Town.A single Sadio Mane goal separated the teams when they met at Anfield all the way back in August but a lot has transpired in the intervening eight months and little can be read into that result.However, what is certain is that, with Spurs snapping at their heels in the league and Man City looming in the Champions League just four days later, it is shaping up to be an intense final phase for Liverpool and Klopp. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgCALABASAS, CA – (February 22, 2019) – AmaWaterways today released new photos and video* of its innovative AmaMagna on the final leg of her journey from ocean to river, cruising back to the Danube River for final touches. At twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, AmaMagna’s remarkable construction journey has taken her across various bodies of water, symbolic of the boundaries the ship is breaking through with her fresh, contemporary take on river cruising. Bringing the luxury of more space to the river, AmaMagna took her first scenic ocean trip from the Serbian shipyard  to Rotterdam where she was outfitted with luxurious furnishings and various contemporary design elements. She has just completed her 17-day return ocean voyage into Constanta, Romania, and is cruising the Danube to her winter home in Linz, Austria, where she joins several other AmaWaterways ships preparing for the 2019 spring sailing season. AmaMagna will receive her final finishing touches before sailing seven-night Danube River cruises between Vilshofen to Budapest starting May 5, 2019. “We first had the vision for AmaMagna nearly seven years ago. Like the ship herself, her construction journey has been a one-of-a-kind experience and we are so pleased to be wrapping up the final details, prepaing for her May debut,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “It’s an exciting time for AmaWaterways, and we’re proud to lead the industry by offering guests a new dimension on river cruising.” The extraordinary AmaMagna provides more personal space with most staterooms, comparable to ocean cruise ship suites, measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. In addition, guests can look forward to two new dining venues –Jimmy’s, family-style dining named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco restaurant, with retractable ceiling and windows – complimenting the Main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant. A robust complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes led by a trained Wellness Host offers guests the ability to personalize their river cruise experience. Additional features include a Sun Deck with a heated swimming pool, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and an innovative Water Sports Platform. In addition, new Vow Renewal and Golf Concierage Programs are offered uniquely to AmaMagna guests.  About AmaWaterways: A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation including the upcoming launch of AmaMagna, who at twice the width of traditional river ships, will offer a new dimension in luxury river cruising.  The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options. With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”last_img read more

first_imgFrom Thursday, March 4 to today, March 7, Cape Breton welcomed hundreds of musicians and music industry representatives from Atlantic Canada and beyond for the East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) festival and conference. “Cape Bretoners are known for their hospitality and once again they didn’t disappoint,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “The volunteers and workers can certainly be proud of their efforts. They made sure this weekend was a success and enjoyed by everyone.” Premier Dexter said that the ECMAs are important to this region, and indeed all the Atlantic Provinces because they provide an opportunity for new and emerging talent to be showcased, while providing enormous economic benefits to the local economy and allowing people to experience great homegrown musical talent. “The ECMAs are quite simply the place to be every winter,” said Premier Dexter. “There is a real sense of excitement in the air this weekend in Cape Breton. Hotels are booked, restaurants and pubs are busy, and everyone is having a great time.” Premier Dexter also wished Nova Scotia’s musicians good luck at tonight’s gala awards ceremony. “I look forward to watching many of the province’s musicians receive awards tonight and be recognized for all they do to contribute to a vibrant and thriving east coast music scene.”last_img read more

The initiative “underlines the will of the two Governments to continue to offer a peaceful option to Rwandais combatants who want it,” Alan Doss, Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the vast African country said.The two Governments have recently been engaged in an ongoing joint military operation in eastern DRC against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed Hutu group which has been in eastern DRC since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. According to the UN Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, six members of an associated armed group called the Rally for Unity and Democracy (RUD) who arrived yesterday in the city of Goma accompanied by five dependants embarked today on a one-week visit in their country of origin.The visit was planned the week before, when the MONUC team responsible for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants spoke to a group of some 150 combatants and dependents of the RUD who had voluntarily given up their arms last July, the mission said.The ex-combatants accepted the offer of the Rwandan Government to send representatives on a visit to investigate conditions for their voluntary return.The UN mission said that the group crossed the border accompanied by the MONUC DDR team, members of the working group on the follow-up to recent talks in Nairobi on the continuing violence in the eastern DRC, representatives of the international facilitators of those talks and Congolese and Rwandan officials.The delegation was welcomed at the town of Rubavu, near the Congolese/Rwandan border, by the President of the Rwandan Commission on DDR. 26 January 2009A programme to allow Rwandans who have been fighting with militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to visit their home country and see whether conditions are conducive to returning is a positive way to reduce recurrent violence, the top United Nations envoy in the DRC said today. read more

As a result he says they are now in talks with the Government to extend support and will be given portfolios in the Government.However Premadasa insisted that those joining the Government from the joint opposition are not doing so for Ministerial posts but to serve the country. (Colombo Gazette) Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa confirmed that some joint opposition members are set to join the Government.He said some of those who had worked against the Government and President Maithripala Sirisena have now realised the joint opposition has no future. read more

Gunasinghe, son of the late politician Nanda Gunasinghe, said that he had filed a police complaint over the threats. Attempts to reach parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa for a comment over the allegations were futile. (Colombo Gazette) “I filed the complaint for my safety,” Gunasinghe said. Gunasinghe said that Namal Rajapaksa took him to a side during the reception and accused him of being part of moves to sideline former government members.Namal had then allegedly threatened him and had said that if former Government members return to power, they will crush him and those currently in the Government. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has been accused of threatening a young politician at a reception of a wedding.Sri Lanka Freedom Party youth wing member Thisara Gunasinghe told The Sunday Leader that Namal Rajapaksa had threatened him at the wedding reception held at a hotel in Hikkaduwa. read more

Uber launches campaign to gather public support ahead of Ottawa city vote OTTAWA – Uber Canada is launching a campaign to gain public support as Ottawa city council prepares for a vote on ride-booking services on April 13.The company has been operating in Ottawa since October 2014 and says it wants Ottawa’s citizens to share their stories about the service.It has set up the website to supportuberYOW.com to collect the comments.Ottawa is one of several cities where the city council has grappled with complaints that drivers using the Uber ride-hailing technology have an unfair advantage over the conventional taxi industry, which is heavily regulated.In February, Ontario’s insurance regulator approved coverage for drivers using ride-hailing services such as Uber.However, the Toronto Taxi Alliance and Canadian Taxi Association challenged the regulator on Wednesday to require insurance firms to report the number of policies actually sold and other details. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 30, 2016 5:32 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

As part of this year’s WHD commemorations, the UN and partners are launching the #WomenHumanitarians global campaign to pay special tribute to and raise support for the work women do to save lives and alleviate human suffering.  The campaign tells the stories of 24 women over 24 hours, to show the range and diversity of their roles in humanitarian action. They include a driver in the Central African Republic who brings food to people in need; a woman who provides legal advice to refugee women and children from Somalia; and a midwife in Liberia who has cared for mothers and babies for three decades and has more than 800 girls named after her. “This World Humanitarian Day, we showcase the commitment and drive of some truly amazing women in the humanitarian community”, said UN humanitarian chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.  “The dedication of these women to help the world’s most vulnerable people is admirable, particularly those women who are often the first to respond in their communities when faced with a crisis,” Today, and for the rest of this month, Mr. Guterres invites everyone to share through their online and social media platforms their own “powerful stories” of humanitarian aid workers to “reaffirm our common commitment to strengthening the role of women in humanitarian operations”. “On World Humanitarian Day and every day, we stand up for humanitarian workers around the world”, concluded the Secretary-General.  The attack sixteen years ago on UN Headquarters in Iraq was one of the most lethal in the Organization’s history, and marked a turning point in how the UN and aid groups operate in the field. Here are hear first-hand accounts from some of the survivors.‘Important lessons’: Deputy Secretary-GeneralAt a wreath-laying ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, which observed a minute of silence in honour of those who died in the Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, and “so many others who have perished in the line of duty”, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said that these losses “have seared our awareness as members of a close-knit” UN family, and also  “brought important lessons”. “We are changing the way we operate around the world, with strengthened safety and security measures, preparedness training programmes, integrated rapid response, increased counselling and mental health support”, she said. “We are doing more to address the needs of surviving staff, as well as families of the victims in their long journey of healing”.  Since August 2003, more than 4,500 aid workers of all genders have been killed, injured, detained, assaulted or kidnapped while carrying out their work. That averages out to five attacks per week. Moreover, women humanitarians are at particularly high risk of robbery, sexual assault and other violence.  Protect humanitarians The UN emphasizes that under international law, all humanitarian workers must be safeguarded.“World leaders, and all parties to conflict, must ensure that humanitarians are protected from harm, as required under international law”, Mr. Guterres stressed. And yet, serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law continue around the world, which “must be investigated and prosecuted” always, he added. The UN held a wreath-laying ceremony to honour the memory of UN staff killed in the 2003 attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. The day of the attack, 19 August, is now observed annually as World Humanitarian Day, by UN Photo/Loey FelipeSince 19 August 2003, more than 4,500 humanitarians have been killed, injured, detained, kidnapped or otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving duties. “That is an average of 280 humanitarians attacked in a year, or five every single week”, underscored the UN deputy chief. “Last year saw the second highest number of attacks on aid workers on record, with 405 aid workers attacked, 131 killed, 144 wounded and 130 kidnapped in a total of 226 separate incidents”. Every day, over half a million humanitarian workers around the world stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to people in crises, she noted. About 40 per cent of them are women, many of whom work in some of the most dangerous corners of the globe.  “Their presence makes our efforts more effective, from addressing health epidemics to providing support to victims of gender-based violence”, maintained Ms. Mohammed.  “Thanks to their efforts millions of people have found protection from conflict and had hope itself rekindled”.UN family unitedOver the course of 24 hours, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, is recounting the stories of 24 incredible women, showing the range and diversity of their roles in humanitarian action – from an international model who established a school for girls in her native Democratic Republic of the Congo, to a volunteer in Lebanon who provides thousands of free meals to refugees and other people in need.Meanwhile at an event in Gaza, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick spelled out: “Women across Palestine are leading vital humanitarian work, but they continue to be under-represented and face ongoing obstacles in carrying out their work because of their gender”. “Today”, he continued, “we not only honour their contribution, but we commit to doing more to support their work.”Other special events took place across the world, including in Burundi, Ethiopia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, the Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand and Ukraine.On Twitter, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) offered “a special thank you” to women humanitarians on the ground “helping people rebuild their livelihoods and boost their resilience”.“Our thoughts go to all IOM [International Organization for Migration] staff who have lost their lives while working towards a better world”, tweeted the migration agency. “Today, we honor their memory, strength, and resilience”. As it joins the international community in celebrating “the lifesaving work of women humanitarians”, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) tweeted: “We also recognize the millions of women caught in conflicts and crises”.In its tweet, the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recalled that during the past 20 years, over 90 per cent of disasters requiring humanitarian aid were climate-related and that their number and severity is rising. Listen to an interview with Silvia Risi from the Food and Agriculture Organization. She talks about her humanitarian work in DR Congo and what it means to be a woman humanitarian: Marking the official day’s tenth anniversary on Monday, the UN is honouring the contribution of tens of thousands of women humanitarian aid workers who provide life-saving support to vulnerable people caught up in crises in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The day is commemorated each year on 19 August, the date back in 2003 when the UN headquarters in Baghdad was targeted by a large terrorist truck bomb, killing 22 people, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN’s top representative in Iraq.19 August is the 🔟th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day. To mark the day, hour by hour, we will be sharing 24 stories of incredible #WomenHumanitarians working to make a difference in the 🌍.👩🏿👩🏾👩🏽👩🏼👩🏻Watch this space!!#WHD2019 pic.twitter.com/E8PNxkFaG7— UN Humanitarian (@UNOCHA) August 16, 2019 This year’s focus salutes the efforts of women humanitarian workers across the world who rally to people in need and are often the first to respond and the last to leave.“From supporting civilians caught up in crisis to addressing disease outbreaks, women humanitarians are on the front lines”, said Secretary-General António Guterres.These unsung heroes have long been working in their own communities in some of the most difficult terrains – from the war-wounded in Afghanistan, to the food insecure in the Sahel, to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in places such as Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. “Their presence makes aid operations more effective by increasing their reach”, said the UN chief. “It also improves the humanitarian response to gender-based violence, which increases during emergencies”. Across the globe, 250,000 aid workers are women – a figure that amounts to more than 40 per cent of the humanitarian workforce. But aid work is becoming increasingly dangerous.Listen to or download an interview with Melissa Fleming, currently the communications chief for refugee agency UNHCR, and Adiba Qasim, Yazidi survivor and refugee:  read more

OSU freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs a play during the 2017 season opener vs Indiana. OSU won 49-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOut with the old and in with the new.As redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett prepares for his final trip through the Big Ten, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins is set to establish his presence in the conference as the catalyst of Ohio State’s offense for years to come.And the Ohio State coaching staff couldn’t be more excited about the future of the first-year running back.“I kind of tempered my emotions with you guys early on because we’ve seen that since spring practice. He’s had a hell of a camp,” Meyer said after the Indiana game. “Not surprised at all [with his performance].”Dobbins’ career began in an almost storybook fashion. With Ohio State traveling to Bloomington, Indiana, to open up its season against Indiana, Dobbins was assigned the start at the last minute with redshirt sophomore Mike Weber dealing with a lingering hamstring injury that kept him out of the starting lineup. The game could not have gone much better for the freshman. He set an Ohio State record for most rushing yards by a true freshman in his debut with 181 rushing yards on 29 carries, adding 24 receiving yards on two catches. “I felt like I was going to do things that I did because I practiced against the best defense in college football every day and then I got a great offensive line,” Dobbins said after the game.Now just two weeks away from kicking off the remainder of the Big Ten season, Dobbins is one of the only offensive weapons the team can count on in conference play. He has undoubtedly been the most consistent performer for Ohio State’s offense this season as Barrett, the wide receivers, the tight ends and the backup running backs have been shaky in their first two games.Despite being so young, Dobbins has been hyped up by members of the coaching staff since his arrival in Columbus and expectations have been placed quite high for him.“This guy has picked it up faster than anybody I’ve ever been around in my 22 years as a true freshman,” running backs coach Tony Alford said on Aug. 18. “He’s picked it up, he understands the offense — the nuances of it — very, very quickly and he plays hard. He goes so hard at everything he does which is part of the culture of this program.”The coaches have praised all aspects of Dobbins’ game, citing his explosive speed, toughness barreling through the defensive line and ability to catch passes. But what has set Dobbins apart from other young running backs in the past is his ability to block.“I would like to think that the hardest thing for incoming freshmen running backs is pass protection,” Alford said. “Not only to protect it but where to go and where they fit and all the different protection schemes and understanding fronts and different blitzes.”So far this season, Dobbins has lived up to the hype. He is second on the team behind Barrett with his 276 all-purpose yards this year and has recorded more rushing yards (253) than the rest of the team combined. He has also accounted for 32 percent of the team’s chunk plays (15-plus yard pass or 10-plus yard rush) to this point, catching an 18-yard wheel route on the second play of his career and rushing seven times for more than 10 yards and gaining 20-plus yards on three occasions. With one loss already in the standings for Ohio State, the Buckeyes will need Dobbins to live up to the hype in his inaugural campaign if the offense is going to put up the points necessary to reach the College Football Playoff. read more

The EHF Court of Handball has released a decision in the case regarding the withdrawal of BM Atlético Madrid from the VELUX EHF Champions League 2013/14.The club registered to participate in the VELUX EHF Champions League 2013/14 and was drawn in Group B. However, in July 2013, due to financial difficulties leading to their bankruptcy, the Spanish club withdrew from the competition.Pursuant to articles 2.6 and 2.6.2 of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2013/14 Regulations and article C.1 of the EHF List of Penalties, BM Atlético Madrid is fined 25,000 € for withdrawing from the VELUX EHF Champions League and is excluded from participating in any handball club competition organised or authorised by the EHF for the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons.Furthermore, the club shall pay the entry fees for the 2013/14 VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase according to the Regulations as they registered for the competition.The club has the right to appeal to the Court of Appeal within seven days.SOURCE: EHF BM Atletico MadridEHF ← Previous Story IHF president Hassan Moustafa: “Brazil to pay debt with organizing Beach and Junior WCh” Next Story → HBC Nantes with Thierry Anti until 2018: “My ambition – Championship title” read more

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site McDonald’s is the latest fast food joint to announce some disappointing news, and people are not “Lovin’ It.”According to Brand Eating, McDonald’s is dropping the Happy Meal from its $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu. Prior to this change, Happy Meals cost $3 on the $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu and were discounted approximately 25 percent or more for customers.For those that want to enjoy one last cheap Happy Meal, it might be too late. Brand Eating reported that some Los Angeles-based McDonald’s stores have already updated their $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu lineup: a 4-piece Chicken McNugget Happy Meal now costs $4.59 and a Hamburger Happy Meal went up to $3.99.  Fortunately, other $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu items, including the Cheeseburger, McChicken, and Bacon McDouble, are still priced at $2 or less at McDonald’s locations.Some members of the Twitter community are not thrilled about the Happy Meal price increase. They’ve expressed their frustrations with the #NotAsHappyMeals hashtag:They don’t say bye bye at all. They simply took the Happy Meals off the value menu. The meals will no longer be $3, which was 25% off. #NotAsHappyMeals— SR (@heartsandparts) October 24, 2018 Literally the only reason I bring my two year-old, and my business, to McDonald’s.— drnimrod (@drnimrod) October 24, 2018On a better note though, McDonald’s recently announced improvements to some of its meat products. In September, the fast food joint announced that its classic burgers will be free from artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, and artificial colors.We’re excited to announce our classic burgers have no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and no added colors from artificial sources! Our pickle contains an artificial preservative, so skip it if you like. Changes you can feel good about! — McDonald’s (@McDonalds) September 26, 2018“We understand that now more than ever, people care about their food – where it comes from, what goes into it and how it is prepared – and we are committed to make changes to our menu our guests feel good about,” said Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation.More on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: 10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Flavors You Can BuyNational Pizza Month: Feast Your Eyes on the 10 Weirdest Pizza FlavorsIf You Want Food Delivery Fast, Avoid Ordering at These Timescenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner says Jurgen Klopp could be using his team’s injury scare as a smokescreen and expects a near full- strength Liverpool side on Saturdays Premier league clash.Despite the growing injury concerns in the Liverpool camp, David Wagner thinks his former teammate at German side Mainz in the 90’s is up to his old tricks again.‘I’ve known Jurgen long enough that I know he loves to use smokescreens,’ the Huddersfield Town manager told a news conference as reported by Reuters.‘Don’t believe everything you read – I expect that most of his players will be on the grass on Saturday.’Liverpool have stomped their feet on the ground as title contenders this season with 20 points from 8 matches and are third on the table as one of the unbeaten sides in their campaign so far. On the other hand, Huddersfield are seeking for their first win of the season to climb out of the relegation zone.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Wagner’s side will be hoping to build on their 1-1 draw at Burnley.‘Now we have a great opportunity, a wonderful game in front of our fans against a very strong side, where we can hopefully perform at the same level (as our last game). That’s what we like to do,’ Wagner added.‘Every performance gives you belief and every win gives you belief – unfortunately we have no wins so far – but we have performed at a good level consistently over the last weeks and in training the guys look very good as well.’‘Sometimes football writes some great story and nobody knows what is going to happen on Saturday.’last_img read more

first_imgInternet advertising revenue set a new first quarter record this year, reaching a total of $8.4 billion for the period, according to an Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) report. This figure tops last year’s first quarter numbers by 15 percent, or $1.1 billion, despite a quarter-to-quarter dip of almost half a billion, from $8.97 billion in Q4 2011-an uptick likely caused, in part, by holiday advertising. Last year’s Q1 revenue was also topped by the previous quarter, by about $0.2 billion. Full-year revenue rose to a total of $31.7 billion in 2011, up from $26 billion in 2010.First quarter revenue this year is almost $7 billion higher than ten years ago, in first quarter 2002.This latest Internet Advertising Report is “a solid affirmation the Internet is delivering on its promise to attract consumers and the advertising dollars that follow,” according to David Silverman, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).PwC’s New Media Group conducts the report, which is sponsored by IAB and issued twice yearly with full and half-year data, as well as in the first and third quarters with topline estimates.The following IAB chart presents first quarter ad revenue since 1996:last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Little League, written by President Jaret Butler:Wilmington Little League Opening Day has a different meaning for everyone.  For some it is the chance to see their sons and daughters play the sports they grew up playing.  For others it means spring is here and the kids get a chance to be outside.  And even for some, it is the hot dogs out in left field after the parade is over.  As a parent of two kids in the program, opening day for me was a little of everything above, but 2018 Opening Day was different, this was my first as Little League President.We were coming off a winter that we would all like to forget and I was nervous about the weather and the filed conditions.  With some good fortune we had decent weather on Friday and the DPW was able to perform their magic and get Rotary Field groomed and it looked fantastic.  We had a great group of volunteers from the board down at the fields crossing off tasks on our to-do list to ensure we would be ready for the parade on Saturday.  The weather for Saturday was forecasted to be partly cloudy and in the high 50’s, not great but you deal with what you get in New England.I am not sure how much I really slept that Friday night.  I reviewed my opening address several times, reconfirmed the guest list, ran through the checklist in my head of things that needed to be done Saturday morning before the kids marched down to the filed from the 4thof July Building and replayed the sequence of events I anticipated over and over.  I arrived at the field early on Saturday and with the help of others we began the final preparations of the field to get ready for the parade.  We were set to go and it was now just a matter of time before the kids were escorted to the field by the Police and Fire departments to the welcome sounds of the Wilmington Minutemen and their muskets.Around 9 AM Representative Miceli arrived at the field as he did each year for opening day.  I had never met him but having lived in Wilmington for the last 12 years he was certainly a name that was well known around town.  I walked over to his car to introduce myself and thank him for coming and to give him a schedule of events that were to happen that morning.  I did not know what to expect when meeting Mr. Miceli but what I did get was priceless.  Mr. Miceli shook my hand and immediately started telling me stories of past opening days and how he had enjoyed watching his own kids and grandkids play sports and how he especially looked forward to WLL opening day each year.  We spent about 10 or so minutes talking and during that time I felt like I was talking to a proud grandparent rather than a senior politician, it was a great conversation and one I don’t know I was expecting.The events that transpired shortly thereafter were surreal and the details forever engrained in my memory. While we decided to end the opening ceremonies immediately, a discussion with some senior members of the board led to a decision to play the games that day as we believed it would be something Representative Miceli would want us to do.During our next board meeting we discussed the events that transpired at opening day.  As in many cases of a tragic event you can slowly put aside the pain and start the remember the good memories.  While nobody claimed to know Mr. Miceli personally several board members shared stories about him, whether it was past opening days, time on the campaign trails, or field trips to the Statehouse with their children.  There was a common theme in all of the stories, Representative Miceli was a kind and friendly man who cared about the citizens of Wilmington.During subsequent meetings as we started to discuss opening day 2019 and how we could honor Mr. Miceli at opening day 2019.  Jay Kelley brought the idea of naming the Major League Championship trophy after Mr. Miceli.  With the blessing of the Miceli family we moved forward.  The trophy would be presented to the winner of the playoffs for the Majors Division each year and would be now known as the James R. Miceli Championship Trophy.  The trophy was presented to the 2018 Wilmington Orioles and manager Brian Kane as well as a few members of last years’ team at the WLL Pasta Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  The trophy will remain on display at the Rotary Snack Shack until I have the privilege of presenting the James R. Miceli Championship Trophy to the 2019 winners!Coach Paul Poirier, Brendan Fitzgerald, Lukas Poirier, Bobby Cyr, Manager Brian KaneJames R. Miceli Championship TrophyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: State Rep. Jim Miceli Has Passed Away (UPDATED)In “Breaking News”A GREAT MAN WHO DID A GREAT JOB: Local & State Officials Remember Jim MiceliIn “Government”MAN OF THE HOUSE: A Tribute To State Rep. Jim MiceliIn “Government”,Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

first_imgVarinder Chawla/TwitterBoth the fraternity of Indian cricket fans as well as that of Bollywood lovers are keenly awaiting the arrival of the movie ’83 on the silver screen. This movie, based on Indian cricket team’s memorable triumph in the 1983 cricket World Cup, will have the current Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh essaying the role of Indian cricket legend and captain of that victorious team, Kapil Dev.The cast to play the entire Indian team has been finalised and the actors have appeared together on various occasions. But now, a new name has joined the group and he is bound to make the prospect of the movie even more appealing to the fans. According to movie critic Taran Adarsh, Boman Irani, known for playing memorable roles in movies such as ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘3 Idiots,’ would play the flamboyant former Indian wicketkeeper and batsman Farokh Engineer.Irani playing Engineer makes sense as both men belong to the Parsi community. The former cricketer had been a commentator for BBC during the 1983 World Cup. His character would, perhaps, provide a unique vantage point to India’s journey to the title.This movie, which is slated for release on April 10, 2020, is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Madhu Mantena as well as the wife of the lead star and leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. The director of the movie is Kabir Khan.Boman Irani to enact the part of Farokh Engineer in #83TheFilm… Stars Ranveer Singh as #KapilDev… Directed by Kabir Khan… 10 April 2020 release. #Relive83 pic.twitter.com/aiixjLYoOv— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 27, 2019 Apart from Ranveer Singh, other actors in this cinematic adaptation of Indian cricket team’s triumph include Deepika herself as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath and Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani.Other prominent actors in the movie are Pankaj Tripathi as Indian team’s PR manager Man Singh, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikanth, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Harry Sandhu as Madan Lal, Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma and Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengasarkar.While Farokh Engineer wasn’t part of the team that won the 1983 World Cup, his colourful personality would ensure that Irani has a lot to play with in the movie. Before retiring from the game, Engineer enjoyed considerable success as wicketkeeper-batsman in the Indian side.He played 46 Tests and scored 2611 runs at an average of 31.08. Many of his runs came while opening the innings. The last Parsi cricketer to represent India, Engineer scored two hundreds including a famous one against West Indies at Chennai (then Madras) in the 1966/67 season where he scored 94 runs in the first session itself.As wicket-keeper, Engineer effected 16 stumpings and took 66 catches. He also holds the distinction of being the first Indian to be chosen as a brand ambassador for Brylcreem and therefore become the first Indian ‘Brylcreem boy.’ Certainly, most fans can’t wait to see Boman Irani bring the character of young Engineer alive.last_img read more