18 01 20

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “David was a consummate professional throughout his entire career and was a huge presence in our locker room the last two years,” Kerr said. “The respect that he commanded was palpable every single day he walked in the door, and the leadership that he provided to our team was critical to our success.“He had the unique ability to connect with both the veteran and young players and the mentoring he provided our younger group was invaluable. “The consistency that he displayed at a high level on the court for 15 years was amazing and a testament to his hard work and dedication.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I have been fortunate enough to live out my childhood dream of playing in the NBA,” West wrote.“After 15 seasons I have decided to retire from the game of basketball.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’West’s career also included spells with New Orleans, Indiana and San Antonio. He averaged 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in a statement that West was “a true champion in every sense of the word.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs David West of the Golden State Warriors celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors All-Star David West announced his retirement from basketball on Thursday after 15 seasons in the NBA. West, 38, who played for the Warriors in their two most recent NBA Finals-winning seasons in 2017 and 2018, confirmed his decision to quit in a post on social media. ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Djokovic survives ‘mini-me’ lapse to reach US Open 3rd round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

18 01 20

first_imgLiberians hoping that visas for the United Kingdom (UK) would be introduced in Liberia following the opening of the British Embassy in October 2013, were let down as British Ambassador, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, disclosed that visas for Liberians wishing to enter his country could be obtained in Accra, Ghana.During the embassy’s opening ceremony on October 14, 2013, after 22 years of closure, British Parliamentarian Mark Simmonds said they were hoping to re-introduce their visa program to Liberians, who wanted to travel to the UK.Responding to when the visa issuance would commence, Ambassador Cochrane-Dyet said, “Liberians wanting UK visas must obtain them in Accra.  I understand why people are unhappy about this.  However, the fact is that fewer and fewer British Embassies are issuing visas. Countries in Southern Africa have all their visas issued in Pretoria, while in West Africa most British Embassies do not issue visas at all: the Abidjan, Conakry, Bamako, Dakar, and Monrovia consulates are among them. I am presently trying to see what can be done to help Liberians have easier access to visas.”He added, “One improvement is a priority service where, for an additional fee, Liberians can obtain their visa in Accra within 5 working days (often only two days)”. Commenting on other issues, Ambassador Fergus Cochrane-Dyet underscored the need for Liberia to adapt self-reliance in order to maintain its sovereignty.Ambassador Cochrane-Dyet made the comment in an interview with the Daily Observer when he was asked about his impression of activities of non-governmental organizations in Liberia.Although the United Kingdom’s Ambassador admitted that NGOs were a tremendous help to Liberia’s development in the post-conflict era, he expressed worry that most of Liberia’s gross national income is derived from foreign aid.He stressed that such an economic status created heightened sensitivities about national sovereignty, and that these tensions would be dissipated as Liberia builds up its own revenue streams and general infrastructure.Ambassador Cochrane-Dyet said by doing this the country would gradually become less reliant on outside help.It can be recalled that when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gave her Annual Message on January 27, she emphasized the need for accountability on the part of NGOs operating in the country. President Sirleaf said government would follow NGO’s activities to ensure that money given them for work in Liberia yielded the necessary results.Addressing this concern, the Ambassador said NGOs connected to Great Britain operating in Liberia are doing well and their impact is felt.He lauded the work of Save the Children UK, Oxfam, and Mary’s Meals, as NGO’s doing vital work in Liberia. Giving examples of the U.K.’s commitment to supporting the good work of their NGO’s he said, “Mary’s Meal is feeding 113,000 schoolchildren with plans to expand their program to 150,000.  The British Embassy has a small grant scheme which we use to support local NGOs like the Liberian Girls Association and More than Me Foundation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgDear Editor,Guyanese don’t seem to be very familiar with the manifestations of social problems, and significant amounts of citizens worry about the implications of getting into other peoples’ business as it relates to mental health issues such as suicide, abuse, and alcoholism. They fear they might get hurt and point to several intermediaries being abused, badgered, killed and so on in this respect. Also they indicate that family members they seek to help could turn against them as has been the case in many situations. These are some of the findings of the latest survey conducted by The Caribbean Voice.With respect to mental health, people in Berbice in particular say that patients are treated very badly at the National Psychiatric Hospital, often lacking food and medicines. They feel patients are worse off inside that institution than they are on the outside and would get more assistance outside from family members than in the institution. They also point to lack of security, as they feel patients easily escape and roam the streets of New Amsterdam in particular, often becoming a danger to other citizens.The following were the questions and responses:Would you be willing to volunteer within yourcommunity to help deal with suicide and abuse?Yes      No     Not Sure       No Comment58      06        28                 08This compares unfavorably with responses to a similar question in December 2014, when 96% indicated willingness to help with suicide and 66% with abuse. Also, myths and misinformation still holds significant sway, indicating the critical need for concerted, ongoing sensitisation and training.If you hear someone say he or she wants to kill him/herselfwould you immediately call the suicide helpline?Yes         No       Not Sure      No Comment74         0            22                   04Many respondents continue to not be aware of the suicide helpline.Should educators and supervisors be provided with specialtraining to identify and help students who are abused or suicidal?Yes        No       Not Sure       No Comment78         02            14                   06A significant number of respondents don’t seem to know how to identify potential suicide cases. Many respondents fear their family’s reaction if they suggest that specific members are acting strange or may be suicidal. They feel they may be insulted or told to mind their own business. Similar feelings were expressed with regards to spousal or domestic abuse and alcoholism. Also, there is a general feeling that talking about suicide would encourage people to engage in suicide and/or drive attention to people who die by suicide.Should government pass legal malpractice legislation?Yes       No        Not Sure          No Comment72       04            18                      06Should government pass medical malpractice legislation?Yes         No           Not Sure          No Comment80         06                 10                  04Should government pass legislation that enablesvictims of rape and abuse to sue the perpetrators?Yes         No        Not Sure         No Comment82         00           12                     06Should persons with mental health issues in courts be mandated psychological evaluation?Yes        No             Not Sure           No Comment62        08                  20                       10Respondents feel that persons in court cases may pretend to be mad so as to avoid sentencing or paying for their crimes.The survey, conducted in late October and early November, interviewed 820 respondents (336 Indians, 246 Africans, 148 Mixed, 82 Amerindians, 8 others) to yield a demographically representative sample of the adult (18 and over) population.  People were polled randomly to make the sample as representative as possible — varied age, class, occupational, residential and religious categories as well as ethnicity and educational levels and geographical diversity.The results of the poll were analysed at a 95 per cent significance level and a statistical sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points was found.  This means that in theory, in 19 cases out of 20, the results based on such a sample will differ by no more than 4 percentage points in either direction from what should have been obtained by seeking to interview the whole adult population.  Sampling results based on subgroups have a larger potential sampling error.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

11 01 20

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The two-tier system is a point of contention. The report calls on the chains to build stores in inner city neighborhoods, and to end the two-tier system to avoid a “Wal-Martization” of the industry. The report also asks city leaders to hold hearings on the erosion of the middle class and to study the impacts of the grocery industry on Los Angeles. Vons, Ralphs, and Albertson’s should end a two-tier benefits system that gives veteran workers more than newcomers because it jeopardizes health care and erodes the middle class, according to a report released today by a group tied to grocery unions. Adena Tessler, a spokeswoman for the three grocery chains, refuted claims made by the Commission on L.A.’s Grocery Industry and Community Health, which issued the report. “Today, when three out of four Americans pay something to their health care, more than half of the grocery employees pay nothing,” Tessler said. “The newer employees pay approximately $7 a week for health care.” The report follows on the heels of an agreement between the chains and United Food and Commercial Workers unions to extend a contract covering almost 70,000 grocery employees by three weeks to allow for more negotiating. last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img0Shares0000Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan are the only unbeaten team in Serie A this season © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Dec 11 – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti admitted Monday that he was embarrassed by constant comparisons with the Serie A club’s former treble-winning coach Jose Mourinho.Spalletti’s side are the only unbeaten team in Serie A this season and sit top of the league a point ahead of Napoli with six-time defending champions Juventus two points behind in third. Manchester United boss Mourinho led Inter to the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup titles in 2010, and also won the league title with the club in 2009.“You have to stop it. I’ve been here for two days, and he made Inter history,” said Spalletti, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Italian Cup game against Serie C side Pordenone at the San Siro.“I can’t come close, so do me a favour: don’t put me close to him. Mourinho knows too that it doesn’t stack up,” added Spalletti.Spalletti is in his first season at Inter but won the Italian Cup twice with Roma in 2007 and 2008 and two Russian league titles with Zenit St Petersburg.He said he was expecting a tricky last-16 Cup clash against Pordenone who eliminated Serie A side Cagliari in the last round.“Pordenone represent a real danger. We saw it in their game against Cagliari and we all know how good a side Cagliari are, how difficult it was for us against them.”The Italian Cup last 16 matches will be played throughout December and include six top-flight clashes, including Napoli against Udinese and holders Juventus against Genoa.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgWHITTIER – A preliminary hearing was rescheduled Friday for a homeless man charged with recklessly causing a fire that destroyed a heavily traveled bridge linking Pico Rivera and Montebello.Authorities believe Nelson Gastelum started a fire to keep warm under the bridge on Beverly Boulevard. The fire got out of control, spread and set the bridge on fire, destroying the span Nov. 1, according to police.Gastelum was ordered to return to Whittier Court Dec. 9.He remains in custody at the Twin Towers jail on $20,000 bail. Center to host holiday boutique NORWALK – A holiday boutique will be held from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive.A festive setting with 80 tables of hand-crafted items made by more than 70 vendors will provide a great opportunity to shop early for the holidays. Entertainment will be provided at various times throughout the boutique, while food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. Woman’s hearing moved to Dec. 13 WHITTIER – A woman charged with being an accomplice in a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Pico Rivera this summer appeared in court this week but was ordered to return Dec. 13.That is when a preliminary hearing is now scheduled for Deanna Ariza, 22, of Santa Fe Springs, who is charged with being an accessory to murder in the shooting death of Downey videographer Aron Adagio, 30, on Aug. 25.Authorities allege Ariza drove to the 7-Eleven store with Michael Salinas, 20, of Santa Fe Springs, and Michael Jaimez, 25, of Azusa, both of whom are charged with murder in Adagio’s death. Jaimez remains at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Hearing delayed in murder case NORWALK – Two men charged with murder in the deaths of three men whose bodies were found stuffed into a car parked behind a pizza restaurant in La Mirada last year had their preliminary hearing delayed this week.Cimarron Bernard Bell, 30, and Briaell Michael Lee, 23, were ordered Thursday to return to Norwalk Court on Nov. 29 for their preliminary hearing, after their attorney requested more time.They are charged with murder in the deaths of Mario Larios, 23, and Edgar Valles, 22, of West Covina, and Fernando Pina, 25, of Mexico. Their bodies were found inside a Mercedes-Benz parked in La Mirada on Jan. 31, 2004. Bell and Lee are charged with murder and robbery. Soccer events mark anniversary SOUTH WHITTIER – Join the Whittier National Soccer League, Juvenile Division, and the Aqui Esta Mexico cultural organization at two youth soccer tournaments beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday on the playing fields at Carmela School, 13300 Lakeland Road in South Whittier, and at Edwards Middle School, 6812 S. Norwalk Blvd., Whittier.Along with the tournaments, held to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Mexican revolution, information will be provided on how Mexican citizens can vote in the upcoming elections in Mexico. Thanksgiving table set for thousands WHITIER – First Family Church, 8434 S. Greenleaf Ave., is expecting as many as 5,000 people to partake in its free Thanksgiving meal at 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.Anyone who is not able to have a Thanksgiving Day meal at home is welcome to join the event, which features a full Thanksgiving feast of turkey and all the trimmings, plus dessert.For more information, call (562) 698-6737. From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgThe community of Raphoe and surrounding areas is being asked to be vigilant for the possible sale of stolen goods after a burglary.The appeal follows a burglary at a farmyard on the Convoy Road on the night of Sunday 7th July/Monday 8th July.A number of valuable tools and items were taken, which are believed to be valued at around €2,000-3,000. A garda investigation has been launched. However, the items are suspected to be up for sale, or may be already sold.The stolen equipment includes: a loader bucket, 2 STIHL chainsaws, a Draper 3/4″ Socket Set and a magnetic drill.The farm owner is calling on the local community to remain vigilant for the sale of the above items. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111  Information appeal following Raphoe farm theft was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryfarm equipmentRaphoesale of stolen itemstheftlast_img read more

20 12 19

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – In only four days, Stephen Curry will return to the place that shaped his childhood and his basketball journey.The NBA will host All-Star weekend in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C., and Curry may as well be the league’s unofficial host along with the Hornets franchise. Curry will make his sixth appearance in the NBA 3-point contest on Saturday and his sixth All-Star appearance on Sunday. On Saturday, Curry …last_img read more

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first_imgEasy to use, limits water usage Cutting down infection risk “The dispenser releases enough water to enable hygienic hand-washing with soap,” Ngorima explains. “To get the water, place your hands under the device and lift the plunger. When you lower your hands, the device seals itself. Hand-washing with soap could cut these figures by half. However, water scarcity meant that many rural and peri-urban people in South Africa faced sanitation and hygiene challenges,” Ngorima said. While many people try using a bucket of water and a towel for hand-washing outside a toilet, the water evaporates from open buckets, and the continuous use of the same water leads to contamination. More than 110 000 of the CSIR’s hand-washing dispensers have already reached communities across South Africa. “This is mostly as part of municipalities’ sanitation drives and through non-governmental organisations in the water and sanitation sector,” Ngorima said. According to the CSIR’s Ester Ngorima, diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections caused the death of millions of children under the age of five in the developing world. Diarrhoea was estimated to kill around two to three million children annually. “The device limits water wastage, with around 30 hand washes per two litres of water. It has a soap dish and typically hangs upside down on a bracket fastened to a wall.” “Experts say one gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, one thousand parasites and one hundred worm eggs,” says Ngorima. “This increases the risk of serious infection and contamination if one does not wash one’s hands properly with soap after using the toilet.” Commercialisation, sanitation drive The two Pretoria-based licencees, who cover all nine provinces in the country, are Zibako Trading Enterprises and Magnolia Ridge Properties. 20 October 2010 Unsupervised children and domestic animals tend to drink this water, which is also exposed to dust. The CSIR patented the device in 2006, and has set up a commercialisation agreement with two small black empowerment companies to sell the device in bulk directly to clients such as municipalities, contractors and non-governmental organisations. South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed an innovative, affordable hand-washing device to enable poor communities to combat life-threatening water-borne diseases with minimal water usage. The device is easy enough to use – you need an empty two-litre bottle filled with clean water; the hand-washing dispenser is then be screwed onto the opening of the bottle. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgsarah perez Amazon’s app store will also introduce a new pricing model for Android developers, which will be an interesting experiment. Instead of offering app developers the standard 70%/30% split, developers will tell Amazon what they want to list the application for. Amazon, however, will set the pricing as it sees fit. Developers will then receive 70% of the revenue earned, unless Amazon deeply discounts or gives the app away for free. In that case, the developer will see 20% of the original “list” price.This is a big departure from how competing application stores, including iTunes, sell apps. Traditionally, the app prices have always been set by the retailer. But Amazon knows how to list items to move. When it comes to setting pricing, Amazon’s experience may end up helping developers sell more apps than they would have otherwise. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amazon may be launching its Android App Store tomorrow, according to a new report, just in time to kick off this week’s CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida. An unnamed “trusted source” told Wired that the store will launch Tuesday, March 22. Customers will be able to purchase apps both online via the Amazon website and through a native application designed for Android devices.Thanks to a post on the Amazon AppStore Developer blog, we already know that the store’s launch will come with at least one major exclusive: the latest in Rovio’s Angry Birds lineup, Angry Birds Rio, will launch first in the Amazon App Store before being distributed to other online outlets.No Linking to Official Market, Says AmazonIn Wired’s report, the tipster told the news outlet that the apps sold in the Amazon store cannot link out to the official Android Market when promoting other downloads using links within a given application. Those links have to point to Amazon’s market instead.A February blog post from Amazon explained to developers how they should configure apps to launch links like those using the Amazon Appstore mobile application. After downloading a third-party app using the Appstore client, users can return to the original app that had offered the link and continue using it, the post explained. The post also noted that apps can be purchased via Amazon’s 1-Click feature, whether the apps are free or paid.Sneak Peek at the Amazon AppstoreLast week, the Amazon Appstore was accidentally revealed when a curious Android fan decided to check out the website address www.amazon.com/apps to see if anything was there. Much to his surprise, the website was up and running, with a horizontal slider that let him browse through 48 different mobile applications and see their prices. Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web The poster took screenshots, of course, and then later compared the prices between the Amazon store and Google’s Android Market. In many cases, the apps were less expensive on Amazon’s site, he found. There were also several exclusive titles listed. (See the comparison chart here).Why Amazon’s Store is Notable: Curation and PricingAmazon’s app store is an interesting development for the mobile application industry for several reasons, only one of which is because it hints at a future Android-based tablet from the online retailer. (An Android Kindle, perhaps?)More importantly, the store represents the first attempt by a major retailer to offer a “curated” selection of Android applications for sale. That means the apps that stock Amazon’s virtual shelves will be reviewed and tested. According to Amazon’s rules, the apps must work properly and be safe, both in terms of consumer data privacy and the impact to the mobile device itself. In other words, it’s a selection of mobile applications that won’t slow your phone to a crawl or drain your battery. You can also stop worrying about whether or not an app is safe to use when it’s downloaded from Amazon, as all will be screened for malware.In light of the recent malware outbreak on Google’s official market, which saw over 50 applications infected with a malware program called “DroidDream,” the need for increased security measures was highlighted. The worst part of that story was how a developer whose app was ripped off by the malware creator had contacted Google though all the official channels a week prior to the news breaking, and Google had taken no action. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts last_img read more