first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Bolick led San Beda with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before getting ejected, while Davon Potts had his best game this season with 12 markers, four boards, two dimes, and two steals.Javee Mocon also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 9-1 Red Lions.Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (2-8) with 25 points and 15 rebounds, as the Blazers suffered their fourth straight defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 72 – Bolick 14, Potts 12, Mocon 10, Soberano 8, Tankoua 7, Cabanag 5, Noah 5, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Adamos 2, Doliguez 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0.ADVERTISEMENT ST. BENILDE 58 – Leutcheu 25, Domingo 8, Sta. Maria 8, Pili 5, Castor 4, Belgica 2, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, San Juan 2, Johnson 0, Young 0.Quarters: 17-18, 41-28, 63-41, 72-58. MOST READ Things escalated quickly under the basket which led to a disqualifying foul on Young and the ejection of Bolick, who was seen retaliating by the referees during the replay, and Clint Doliguez, who entered the playing court.After the game, a fuming coach Boyet Fernandez expressed disgust with how things were handled during the commotion as he came to Bolick’s defense.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 opening“Where was the closed fist? Check the replay!,” he argued. “You have to see that. The other team only had one foul and we already had six fouls. Then you throw out a player that was tackled. I hope the commissioner will see that. It is unethical,” said Fernandez.“We were up 14 points and then you tackle the other player? Why penalize that guy who did not even punch? My God, that’s wrong. I hope the commissioner will see that. It’s already a won game already.” Brady not thinking of ’08 injury as he prepares for Chiefs View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLooking an unstoppable behemoth, San Beda continued its tear with a 72-58 rout of St. Benilde Tuesday for an eighth straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The win, however, was overshadowed by an endgame fracas where Carlo Young tackled a driving Robert Bolick down on a fastbreak with 2:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgDefinitionIf more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break. A break of any size is called a fracture. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open fracture (compound fracture).A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops because of repeated or prolonged forces against the bone.Alternative NamesBone – broken; Fracture; Stress fractureConsiderationsIt is hard to tell a dislocated bone from a broken bone. However, both are emergency situations, and the basic first aid steps are the same.CausesThe following are common causes of broken bones:Fall from a heightMotor vehicle accidentsDirect blowChild abuseRepetitive forces, such as those caused by running, can cause stress fractures of the foot, ankle, tibia, or hipSymptomsA visibly out-of-place or misshapen limb or jointSwelling, bruising, or bleedingIntense painNumbness and tinglingBroken skin with bone protrudingLimited mobility or inability to move a limbFirst AidCheck the persons airway and breathing. If necessary, call 911 and begin rescue breathing, CPR, or bleeding control.Keep the person still and calm.Examine the person closely for other injuries.In most cases, if medical help responds quickly, allow the medical personnel to take further action.If the skin is broken, it should be treated immediately to prevent infection. Dont breathe on the wound or probe it. If possible, lightly rinse the wound to remove visible dirt or other contamination, but do not vigorously scrub or flush the wound. Cover with sterile dressings.If needed, immobilize the broken bone with a splint or sling. Possible splints include a rolled up newspaper or strips of wood. Immobilize the area both above and below the injured bone.Apply ice packs to reduce pain and swelling.Take steps to prevent shock. Lay the person flat, elevate the feet about 12 inches above the head, and cover the person with a coat or blanket. However, DO NOT move the person if a head, neck, or back injury is suspected.CHECK BLOOD CIRCULATIONadvertisementCheck the persons blood circulation. Press firmly over the skin beyond the fracture site. (For example, if the fracture is in the leg, press on the foot). It should first blanch white and then “pink up” in about two seconds. Other signs that circulation is inadequate include pale or blue skin, numbness or tingling, and loss of pulse. If circulation is poor and trained personnel are NOT quickly available, try to realign the limb into a normal resting position. This will reduce swelling, pain, and damage to the tissues from lack of blood.TREAT BLEEDINGPlace a dry, clean cloth over the wound to dress it.If the bleeding continues, apply direct pressure to the site of bleeding. DO NOT apply a tourniquet to the extremity to stop the bleeding unless it is life-threatening.Do NotDO NOT move the person unless the broken bone is stable.DO NOT move a person with an injured hip, pelvis, or upper leg unless it is absolutely necessary. If you must move the person, pull the person to safety by his clothes (such as by the shoulders of a shirt, a belt, or pant-legs).DO NOT move a person who has a possible spine injury.DO NOT attempt to straighten a bone or change its position unless blood circulation appears hampered.DO NOT try to reposition a suspected spine injury.DO NOT test a bones ability to move.Call immediately for emergency medical assistance ifCall 911 if:There is a suspected broken bone in the head, neck, or back.There is a suspected broken bone in the hip, pelvis, or upper leg.You cannot completely immobilize the injury at the scene by yourself.There is severe bleeding.An area below the injured joint is pale, cold, clammy, or blue. There is a bone projecting through the skin.Even though other broken bones may not be medical emergencies, they still deserve medical attention. Call your health care provider to find out where and when to be seen.If a young child refuses to put weight on an arm or leg after an accident, wont move the arm or leg, or you can clearly see a deformity, assume the child has a broken bone and get medical help.PreventionWear protective gear while skiing, biking, roller blading, and participating in contact sports. This includes helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and shin pads.Create a safe home for young children. Gate stairways and keep windows closed.Teach children how to be safe and look out for themselves.Supervise children carefully. There is no substitute for supervision, no matter how safe the environment or situation appears to be.Prevent falls by not standing on chairs, counter tops, or other unstable objects. Remove throw rugs and electrical cords from floor surfaces. Use handrails on staircases and non-skid mats in bathtubs. These steps are especially important for the elderly.ReferencesadvertisementWells L, Sehgal K, Dormans JP.Common fractures.In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. GemeIII JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 675.Geiderman JM, Katz D. General principles of orthopedic injuries. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 46.Review Date:4/13/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Manchester: Pep Guardiola says hat-trick hero Raheem Sterling can still improve further and it will be up to the Manchester City forward as to whether he fulfills his potential and becomes a great of the game.Sterling, 24, had a hand in all five goals, including an 11-minute hat-trick, as City romped to a 5-1 Champions League victory over Italian side Atalanta on Tuesday, to take his tally to 12 goals in 13 appearances this season. His link-up play with Sergio Aguero and Phil Foden was at times breathtaking, leading to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to suggest on BT Sport after the game he was now among the top five players in the world.”How much better he can become depends on him,” Guardiola told reporters. “I think he has that desire to get better. I say all credit is for him. He’s a guy whose physicality is incredible.”The day after a game, he could play another. He can play both sides, he’s fast, defensively he helps us a lot, he’s an extraordinary player.”City fell behind to a Ruslan Malinovsky penalty but reacted by stepping up the tempo after a slow start to overwhelm their visitors and make it three wins from three in the pool. They will seal a knockout place with a win at Atalanta on Nov. 6.”It was an incredible effort because Atalanta have a lot of quality. They are a top team. That’s why I am so satisfied. Nine points, we need one more win to be in the next stage.”The only blemish on the night was a red card for teenager Foden, who had been excellent until two sloppy pieces of play saw him collect a couple of yellow cards in a six-minute spell.But Guardiola backed the 19-year-old and says it will be a lesson for him.”With Phil, the important thing is not the red card but the way he played. He has to be a bit more clever when he has the first yellow.”He has to live this kind of situation to understand. The first yellow card, be careful. The result was 5-1, but it could have been different if it had been 2-1 or 3-1. That experience is going to help him.” Atlantamanchester cityPep GuardiolaRaheem Sterling First Published: October 23, 2019, 1:21 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgProfessional boxer Vijender Singh and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra today hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Monday met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.Vijender and Bindra, both Olympic medallists took to Twitter to praise Modi for his gesture.For the first time ever there is a send off by the @PMOIndia @narendramodi for the Olympic Team . What a great gesture , #respect. Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) July 3, 2016Fantastic gesture by @narendramodi ji.First-time ever a PM meeting to send-off playrs fr Olympics.Will be gr8 inspiration fr plyrs #Rio2016 Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) July 3, 2016At the function held at the Manekshaw Centre, PM Modi interacted individually with the sportspersons, and wished them luck for the August 5-21 Games.BIG NAMES AT THE FUNCTIONThe dignitaries who attended the function were Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav, All India Council of Sports (AICS) Chairman Vijay Malhotra, Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran, Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, Hockey India President Narinder Batra, HI secretary general Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmed among others.India will be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics this year with more than 100 athletes having already qualified in 13 sporting disciplines. The previous highest was 83 that the country sent in the 2012 Olympics in London.More athletes are likely to qualify in the coming days, and the Sports Ministry and the IOA are expecting more than 110 to represent the country in the Games.advertisementNotable athletes who met the Prime Minister today were shooters Jitu Rai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Heena Sidhu, shuttlers PV Sindhu, K Srikanth, boxers Manoj Kumar and Shiva Thapa, long distance runners Sudha Singh and Lalita Babar among others.The Indian women’s hockey team along with chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach C R Kumar were also in attendance.National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu were also part of the gathering.During the send-off function the athletes were seen taking selfies with the PM and his autographs.”Great to meet our Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi ji..Thank you for all your support.jai hind????” boxer Shiva Thapa later tweeted.Several of the Rio-qualified athletes gave the function a miss as they are currently training abroad.As countdown to #RioOlympics begins,PM @narendramodi took some time out to meet each member of 103-strong contingenthttps://t.co/cke7rpkLFZ PIB India (@PIB_India) July 4, 2016(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgThe Asian Football Confederation (AFC) plans to introduce the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system at next year’s Asian Cup finals, the regional governing body said on Thursday.Top flight leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany have implemented the system, which allows key incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year.The AFC said it has received approval from world governing body FIFA and the rule-making International Football Association Board (IFAB), and will use VAR at the tournament, which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 5.”Asian football is determined to embrace technology for the good of the game and we are looking into the introduction of VAR at some stage during the AFC’s pinnacle competition — the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates,” AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said in a statement.100 DAYS TO GOWho will lift the at #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/RU4mYHxAk4#AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) September 27, 2018″We saw VAR first hand during the 2018 World Cup and it was clear to everyone that there needed to be a great deal of training of officials and investment in facilities to make sure the system was effective and a positive addition to the game.”We are grateful for the support of FIFA and IFAB and now I have asked the Administration to ensure all the logistical elements and practical arrangements are in place so that we can introduce VAR to enhance the AFC Asian Cup.”advertisementThe VAR system uses a trained referee with access to a video monitor, and in constant communication with the main match official, who checks decisions considered “match-changing” and is considered an efficient support tool for referees.It was hailed as a success at the 2018 World Cup but there has been complaints about the system disrupting the flow of the game while decisions are reached and confusing spectators in the stadium.The extended 2019 Asian Cup will see 24 teams taking part for the first time, up from the 16 that competed in the last four editions.last_img read more

first_imgOn the occasion of International Yoga Day, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) made some decisions on the special day. While the Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI, announced Yoga training everyday to boys and girls, AMU marked seven days of celebrations of mass yoga exercise session.Speaking after an hour-long Yoga exercise, Prof. Akhtar while congratulating the people on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga emphasized that Yogasana should be practiced every day.Addressing youths in particular, Prof. Akhtar told them to do Yoga on a regular basis that would help in building a healthy India. “Whatever course you are pursuing you should practice Yoga and also teach Yoga”, she said.Yoga Day celebrations at JamiaOver 500 participants including volunteers of NCC, NSS performed Yoga in the sprawling lawns of MAK Pataudi Sports Complex under the supervision of an instructor provided by the Union Ministry of AYUSH. She said that “every day one group each of boys and girls studying in the university would be provided Yoga training under the supervision of a Yoga instructor. Teachers, students and other employees of the university can also participate in it.”Yoga Day celebrations at AMUThe event was marked with massive awareness campaigns, seminars on the health benefits of the Vedic-era practice and grand yoga group events at the university.Addressing over 500 yoga enthusiasts, the Chief Guest, AMU Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been instrumental in advocating the practice of yoga in India and acquainting the world with its far-reaching health benefits.”A brainchild of Prime Minister-led dispensation, India pushed for International Day of Yoga on the global platform and as a result, the United Nations recognized it as an international event to be celebrated on 21 June every year,” said Mansoor.advertisementUrging people to make yoga a part of their daily life, the Vice-Chancellor said, “Peace and harmony are related to yoga. People across the world must practice it.”Pointing out that yoga is above religion, Mansoor said: “Yoga is an integrated system of self-transformation with spiritual enlightenment as the ultimate goal, but it also gives other benefits as well,” he elaborated adding that regular yoga heals mental and physical ailments.”I do yoga regularly as it reduces the risk of injury and soothes the mind and lowers stress levels,” said Mansoor.Attending the programme as the Guest of Honour Professor Akbar Husain (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) said, “Yoga can be broadly defined as the systematic effort made by man to the development of youthfulness and good health through physical and mental exercises.”He added that yoga is not only a popular activity around the world but also a very much sought out research topic.last_img read more

first_imgJames Conner escaping an Iowa player's tacklePITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Tailback James Conner #24 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers runs with the ball against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during a college football game at Heinz Field on September 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Hawkeyes defeated the Pitt Panthers 24-20. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)Pitt running back James Conner has inspired many during his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Panthers star was diagnosed in December, and has participated in off-season workouts and practices while undergoing chemotherapy.Conner, who missed almost all of last season with an MCL injury, is aiming to be back in action when Pitt opens up its 2016 season against Villanova on Sept. 3. This afternoon, Conner’s story will be detailed on The Ellen Show. The full show airs at 4:00 p.m. ET, but you can check out Conner’s segment on YouTube below. Conner is truly an amazing story and someone worth pulling for.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi to get its first hub with amenities to treat patients with mental illness by November this year at Lampur. The project will require Rs 110 crore. The Social Welfare Department is working on this project and this hub will have a medical centre along with a skill-based training centre for the inmates. “At this hub, all the inmates from the four Delhi government homes for patients with mental illness would be brought together. This would become the largest home complex in Delhi with the facilities to treat and take care of such patients,” Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam told Millennium Post. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEarlier, the Social Welfare Department used to run beggar’s home at this area but after the Supreme Court declared begging illegal the department planned this hub. The Delhi government has four homes with facilities to treat the people with mental illness across Delhi. “We want to give the facilities to these people and nearly 1,500 inmates would be staying at this hub. We will provide high-quality facilities to the inmates,” said Gautam. The Public Works Department of the Delhi government is setting up this complex. “Right now the project is under the Chief Engineer of the department who is scrutinising the details of the project thereafter tending will be floated for the project. I have set up a deadline for the project and ordered that by October end of this year the facility should be ready for the public. On November first week we want to inaugurate this hub,” said the Social Welfare Minister of Delhi. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile, as the four existing centres will become empty the Delhi government has a plan to set up training centres at those places. In these training centres, the government would give training to the students who want to work for people with mental illness. “This structure will benefit us in the future because we will have an in-house system of training the students who will be appointed to take care of the people at the hub,” said Gautam. The minister also said that the earlier government led by the Congress planned the same kind of project with nearly Rs 300 crore estimate. “I did not approve the project because the money was much higher. We can give much better facility at a much lower cost, therefore, we planned this new project,” said the minister.complex to have medical facility & skill training centre.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projections fell 0.1% in October, the third consecutive monthly decline, as weakness in home building and non-residential construction offset a rebound in government projects.The Commerce Department says the October decline matched a similar 0.1% drop in September and followed a 0.4% fall in August. Construction has been weak since peaking in May with declines in four of the five months since that time, reflecting in large part the struggles that home builders faceIn October, home building fell 0.5%, while non-residential construction retreated 0.3% as declines in construction of medical facilities and shopping centres offset a gain in office construction. Government spending was up 0.8% in October, a rebound that reflected gains in both state and local projects and federal spending.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Devotees from all over the world have assembled at Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKCON, to celebrate the 533rd birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.Gaur Purnima, the biggest festival in the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya, will be celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the Nabadwip Mandala. The excitement among the devotees is palpable as they are preparing for the big day, purchasing traditional colourful dhoti-kurta and ghagra- choli to participate in the celebration, informed Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur. The celebrations will start from the wee hours, with Manglarti at 4.30 am followed by class and Darshan Arti in the morning. In the evening from 4 pm onwards, Chaitanya Charitamrita – the biography of Mahaprabhu will be read. The Gaur Purnima festival is being celebrated in all 800 centres of the institution around the globe. It may be mentioned that Mayapur is coming up as a centre of international tourism. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given the green signal to the proposal of developing it as a tourist hotspot and work will start shortly on the same. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 3,000 crore. During her trip to Mayapur, Banerjee had assured the ISCKON authorities to provide all necessary cooperation. Later, a team comprising senior industrialists visited Mayapur. Sajjan Jindal will head the team carrying out the development project. There has been heavy police deployment to maintain peace during Thursday’s function. Devotees from 95 countries have come to take part in the celebration.last_img read more

Rabat – On Friday, November 23, Tunisia made history when it became the first government in the Arab world to approve equality in inheritance law, allowing men and women the same share in terms of inheritance. But not everyone in the Arab world is happy with Tunisia’s move.In response to what he called “a controversial decision,” Egypt’s grand mufti, Dr. Shawki Allam, issued a statement on Monday, November 26, that harshly condemned the Tunisian government’s stance.Dr. Allam explained that equality in inheritance for both genders is contrary to the Qur’an’s prescriptions on the matter. Sharia, the Islamic law deriving from both the Qur’an and the hadith (prophetic tradition), should not be subject to personal interpretation or reasoning (ijtihad), the Egyptian mufti said. Sensitive topics in Islam, including inheritance, have been clearly dealt with in the Qur’an and the Islamic tradition (sunnah), the statement said. In addition to upending the Islamic tradition, pushing for equality for genders also disrupts the “transmitted consensus of scholars.”Read Also: Tunisian Government Approves Equal Inheritance Law“The call for equality in inheritance between genders contradicts both the definitive rulings of Shariah Law and the successively transmitted consensus of scholars…. Therefore, they are not subject to ijtihad (interpretation) or change due to cultural contexts.”“In Shari’ah,” the mufti’s statement added, “males are entitled to inherit double the females’ shares only in four cases. Both genders, on the other hand, inherit equally in more than 30 cases.”The Egyptian mufti is not the only one angered by the Tunisian government’s move. The mufti’s admonishment falls in line with complaints within Tunisia’s conservative circles.Following conservative lines, Ennahda, Tunisia’s largest party in Parliament, has been particularly critical of the government’s sweeping reforms in gender equality. Prior to the equal inheritance law, Tunisia passed a bill in September 2017 that granted Tunisian women the right to marry non-Muslim men. Like the Egyptian mufti, Ennahda and its Tunisian supporters have argued against changing “the obligations that God has revealed in his holy book.”Meanwhile, supportive voices in Tunisia, the Arab world, and globally have welcomed the current Tunisian regime’s boldly progressive reforms since it ascended to power. They argue that, like with the Arab Spring which erupted in Tunisia and spread to many countries in the region, Tunisia may inspire other countries to follow suit with more rights-based and religion-free laws.While approved by the government and endorsed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, the equal inheritance proposal will have to pass through committee and plenary session debates in the Tunisian Parliament before taking effect. read more

The Government says it hopes to replace all existing ID cards with the new card. (Colombo Gazette) A new smart identity card was launched today to replace the old National Identity Card (NIC).The new card was introduced by the Department of Registration of Persons.

Protection officer Martiza Matarrita said that many migrants had learned about the caravans via social media and television reports and had not understood what was involved in the trek to the US border.“Many of them said it was almost an impulse, they didn’t stop to think about the risks and the exhausting days of walking,” she said. “They just joined a group of friends or neighbours and joined the caravan.”Working is what I’ve done since I was 11. But seeing things as they are, I changed my mind. I think it’s best for me to return to El Salvador – caravan member, Dennis JavierThe UN agency – which said that 62 per cent of those who joined the caravans did so to search for work – also cited the testimony of Dennis Javier, one of the migrants who requested IOM’s support to go home. “My destination was the US, I was looking for a job,” he said. “Working is what I’ve done since I was 11. But seeing things as they are, I changed my mind. I think it’s best for me to return to El Salvador.”More than 450 migrants have been helped back to their countries of origin since 4 November via IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return programme, which is funded by the US State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration.According to the UN agency, more than eight in 10 returnees were men and nearly one in three were aged 19-25.Nearly six in 10 people of those who joined the caravans came from Honduras, almost four in 10 were from El Salvador and around one in 20 were from Guatemala.25 migrant children flown home so far – IOMAn additional 25 unaccompanied migrant children were helped home by plane, IOM said, adding that in the Mexican city of Tijuana – close to the US border – more than 300 people have also sought the agency’s help to go home.“IOM is coordinating safe and dignified means of transport for them,” it said in a statement. “Migrants wishing to return are counselled and screened by IOM to evaluate their options prior to making the decision to return.” In addition to its facilities in Tijuana, IOM also runs information and registration booths in Tapachula, Mexico City, and in Tecun Uman, Guatemala.To ensure the safe return of the migrants, IOM coordinates with the governments of the returnees, who receive food and psychosocial support at border crossings. When they arrive at reception centres in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, migrants receive hygiene kits and, in many cases, transportation money to get home.According to IOM, although “a large number” of migrants who had joined the caravans had “muscle disorders, fatigue and malaise…cough and flu”, more than four out of five were in “healthy” shape.Since 1979, IOM has helped 1.5 million migrants return to their country of origin or residence through its assisted returns scheme.”A voluntary returns programme is an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host or transit countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin,” said Marcelo Pisani, IOM Regional Director for Central America, North America, and the Caribbean. read more

first_imgThe Harry Potter film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson It is one of series of spin-offs following the main seven Harry Potter novels, including West End play The Cursed Child He added: “It’s a horrible thing to happen and I’m just hoping for its safe return.“The real worry is that the thieves won’t realise what it is.“It’s a hard item to sell, especially as there is lots of awareness now.“But they stole some jewellery too and I’m scared they won’t realise what the card is, focus on the jewellery, and throw it away.  “That unique piece of work could just be destroyed.” The postcard, photographed in 2008 He has previously told how he has only read one Harry Potter book, adding that he bought the charity story “mostly to help raise money for people less fortunate, so that the money could go to good projects”. The prequel was written in 2008, during Potter-mania They are confronted by two “muggle” policemen after a high-speed motorbike chase but manage to escape on broomsticks.The story itself was later printed in a run of 10,000 copies which were sold in bookshops.In 2008, the Telegraph reported on how it became the “fastest-selling short story of all time when the entire print run was snapped up in a single day”.Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the postcard, or who has information about the break-in, is urged to contact West Midlands Police. The Harry Potter film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson The postcard, photographed in 2008 JK Rowling JK RowlingCredit:Lefteris Pitarakis Pc Paul Jauncey, investigating officer, said: “The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans.”We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police.”Rowling shared the message with her 10 million Twitter followers, adding: “PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT. Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers’ freedoms by bidding for it.” Its owner, who bought the story at a 2008 auction in aid of English PEN, was in Bangkok when he received a phone call from his sister to say there had been a break-in.Thieves stole three safes stored at the house, which contained jewellery with links to his late father and the ordinary-looking A5 postcard containing a story by JK Rowling.The businessman, who wished only to be known by his first name of Hira, said he believed the “horrible” crime was opportunistic, fearing the people who stole it would just throw it away. “I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan,” he admitted. “But I took good care of it. The card never came out of the box.  “It’s shocking for this to happen.”Sold for £25,000 at the time, the postcard is now thought to be worth up to £60,000. West Midlands Police have appealed for information about the theft, which happened between April 13 and 24, in the hope that “the appeal goes far and wide among Harry Potter fans throughout the world.” Speaking from his Birmingham home, the 47-year-old owner, who runs an investment banking consultancy, said: “It’s a bit of a shock and it took a little while for it to settle in.“I was away on business in Bangkok with Steven Seagal when the house was broken into.  “I had a phone call from my sister and that was it. I knew the safes had been taken.“They pulled out three safes and one of them had the prequel inside. I’m not sure if it was targeted to take the story. It seems more opportunistic.“It’s a one off item and I had responsibility for it.” JK Rowling At the time, he described how he felt he had snapped up a “bargain”.A representative of Steven Seagal has not yet responded to a request for comment. The story itself is set three years before Harry Potter’s birth, and features the schoolboy wizard’s father, James Potter, and godfather, Sirius Black, when they were teenagers. A unique handwritten Harry Potter story, bought at a charity auction for £25,000, has been stolen in a burglary, amid fears thieves will dispose of it without realising its worth.The 800-word prequel, written on a postcard by JK Rowling to raise money for charity, was taken along with jewellery from a safe in a house in Birmingham while its owner claims to have been away on a Bangkok business trip with Steven Seagal.Rowling herself has issued a plea to Harry Potter fans not to buy the work, which is the only handwritten copy in existence. PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT. Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers’ freedoms by bidding for it. https://t.co/ljEQyyj9yY— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2017 It is one of series of spin-offs following the main seven Harry Potter novels, including West End play The Cursed Child 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

first_imgKato Engineering has expanded its authorised service network through collaboration with Sulzer for aftermarket services on Kato brand generators.The authorised service agreement between the two companies covers six service locations in the US and seven service locations in Australia. Kato has a large installed base within the oil and gas (onshore & offshore), commercial industrial (prime & standby), power generation, data center, rail, and mining industries.Sulzer is strategically located in the US and Australia to support these markets, Kato said.“Sulzer has strong expertise in generator repair as well as providing maintenance service to customers for turbines, compressors, pumps, motors and gearboxes. Similarly, the level of expertise offered to existing Sulzer customers will now be available to all those operating Kato generators,” it added.Nicolas Troussard, Head of Business Development Electromechanical Services for Sulzer, said: “Kato Engineering is one of the world’s leading brands for distributed power generation in oil & gas, mining and marine. With Sulzer’s global network of service centres, this agreement ensures we can bring Kato Engineering users the highest standard of service, parts and technical support, right at their doorstep.”The Kato range of generators is in operation extensively in many markets providing power supply.“Kato brand product’s continued reliability is enhanced by periodic maintenance, planned repair, and our ability to react quickly to customer’s field needs. Our agreement with Sulzer will only bolster our ability to build the Kato Engineering brand worldwide,” Kato said.Corey Hansen, Senior Manager of the Aftermarket Business for Kato Engineering and Leroy-Somer brand products, said: “This authorised service agreement with Sulzer has provided the opportunity to partner with an established company that has hands-on experience with our products. This agreement will be complementary to our aftermarket parts, remanufacture, and field service capabilities that we have internally operating out of our three North American facilities.”The deal, for Sulzer, follows on from a recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of medium voltage variable speed drives.last_img read more

first_imgSource: Andres Kudacki/AP/Press Association ImagesSPAIN’s NEW KING Felipe VI vowed to clean up the scandal-hit monarchy as he launched his reign today cheered on by crowds waving red and yellow flags.Thousands of Spaniards put aside their World Cup misery to line the sun-splashed streets of Madrid, yelling “Long live the king!”The tall, former Olympic yachtsman Felipe, 46, and his glamorous Queen Letizia, 41, waved to cheering crowds from the balcony of the Royal Palace after he swore his oath in parliament. Source: Andres Kudacki/AP/Press Association ImagesBeside them stood their blonde, blue-eyed daughters: eight-year-old Leonor, now heiress to the throne, and Sofia, seven, plus the former King Juan Carlos, 76, who has abdicated.Earlier in parliament the new king swore an oath to serve the nation, standing in a dark blue military uniform by the royal sceptre and crown – though it was not actually placed on his head.The king promised an “honest and transparent” monarchy after scandals that dogged his father Juan Carlos in a Spain recovering from recession.Felipe also pledged his “faith in the unity of Spain”, where separatist tensions are high in the northeastern region of Catalonia. Source: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP/Press Association ImagesLawmakers applauded as he finished his speech and turned to kiss Letizia — a divorced former television newsreader — who wore a white knee-length dress and coat by Spanish designer Felipe Varela.The royal couple waved from an open-topped Rolls Royce as they were driven to the palace, where they shook hands one by one with some 2,000 guests at a reception.Never mind the football The celebrations offered a distraction from the national gloom of Spain’s humiliating exit from the football World Cup on Wednesday in a 2-0 beating by Chile.“We have lost the World Cup but that doesn’t matter. It is a new day and a new king. We have to celebrate,” said Eduardo Chaperon, 24, wearing a novelty inflatable crown in the street.Not everyone joined in the party. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPolice blocked off Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square to prevent a rally by protesters who want Spain to be a republic.“It is shameful. It is a breach of our freedoms. What kind of democracy is this?” said Juana Leon, a 69-year-old retiree wrapped in the red, yellow and purple Spanish republican flag.Protesters have demanded a referendum on the monarchy’s future, but Felipe said in his proclamation speech that “the parliamentary monarchy can and must continue”.Political leaders in the northeastern Catalonia region meanwhile are calling for a referendum on independence from Spain. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn the central Catalan town of Cervera, bar customers sat reading with their backs to the television as Felipe’s speech came on.“Here in Catalonia, we are not monarchists, nor fans of the Spain football team,” said the bar’s owner, Josep Clos, 66.“This king is just another one who is going to live off our money.”Tearful handover In tough economic times, celebrations were relatively restrained compared to other European royal coronations.The palace offered drinks and nibbles at the reception, but no sit-down banquet.No foreign leaders or royals were invited to the ceremonies.US President Barack Obama sent a note congratulating Felipe and the “valued ally” Spain. He said he looked forward to “working closely” with the new king. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesYesterday, a teary-eyed Juan Carlos ended his reign by signing his act of abdication.He won respect for helping guide Spain to democracy after the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975 and for thwarting an attempted military coup in 1981.But he has suffered from a scandal over an elephant-hunting safari he took in 2012 and fraud allegations against his youngest daughter Cristina, 49, and her husband.By abdicating, Juan Carlos lost immunity from prosecution that notably saved him from answering two paternity suits by people claiming to be his illegitimate children.Rajoy’s government said it was drawing up measures to extend his protection after his reign. Source: Emilio Morenatti//AP/Press Association ImagesFelipe praised his father for achieving the “reconciliation of the Spanish” after the decades of dictatorship that followed the 1936-1939 civil war.Analysts warned Felipe had less of a chance than his father did to shape history in today’s Spain. Source: Andres Kudacki//AP/Press Association Images“He is a big breath of fresh air,” said Cote Villar, a royal specialist at El Mundo newspaper. “But there is a big risk of disappointment.”- © AFP 2014.Read: King Juan Carlos is giving up his throne, but maybe not his immunity>Read: “No more kings!” – Huge crowds gather to protest against the monarchy in Spain>last_img read more

first_imgEtanche, ultra-fine ou bon marché, Toshiba dévoile ses nouvelles tablettesToshiba présentera plusieurs produits lors du CES 2012, qui s’ouvrira le 10 janvier à Las Vegas. Parmi eux, des tablettes tactiles, dont une résistante à l’eau, une autre ultra-fine, et une troisième bon marché.A l’approche du CES 2012, le plus grand salon du monde dédié aux nouvelles technologies qui s’ouvrira le 10 janvier à Las Vegas, les constructeurs révèlent les uns après les autres les produits qu’ils prévoient d’y présenter. Toshiba vient ainsi de dévoiler plusieurs terminaux, et notamment des tablettes. À lire aussiCyanogenmod 10 disponible pour les smartphones et tablettes sous AndroidLa première est un modèle 10,1 pouces annoncé par le constructeur japonais comme étant le plu fin et le plus léger du marché. Mais Toshiba n’en dit hélas pas plus au sujet de cette tablette qui devrait embarquer un processeur quad-core. La seconde sera équipée d’un écran OLED qui lui offrira une meilleure luminosité. Dotée d’un système de charge sans fil, comme la première, cette tablette est censée résister aux projections d’eau.Enfin, la firme nippone pense aux petits budgets et devrait lancer un modèle de 7 pouces à un prix abordable. Il offrira une résolution de 1024 x 600 pixels de résolution, et embarquera un processeur Qualcomm Snapdragon. La tablette devrait en outre diposer des connectivités WiFi et Bluetooth, et de ports microUSB et micro SD.Il faudra encore attendre quelques jours pour connaître tous les détails de ces nouvelles tablettes signées Toshiba.Le 8 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgGRESHAM, Ore. — The discovery of a 21-year-old woman’s body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find her.But it remained unclear Saturday what led police to a neighbor who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death.Jonathan Holt, 24, a resident of the Gresham apartment complex where Whitney Heichel lived with her husband, was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder Friday night, about the same time her body was found on Larch Mountain, east of Gresham.He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Clackamas County.Police said autopsy results would not be released Saturday and dismissed speculation that Holt was anything more than as an acquaintance of Heichel’s.“There is no evidence that has surfaced in the investigation leading investigators to believe there was anything more,” according to a city news release.Heichel reportedly left her apartment Tuesday morning for her job as a Starbucks barista. She never showed up for her 7 a.m. shift, and three hours later, her husband, Clint, called police. He told them he tried to reach Whitney multiple times after her boss alerted him that she hadn’t arrived.last_img read more

first_imgCosta Rica doesn’t have a freedom of information law but that hasn’t kept the country from achieving the highest rank in the Americas for press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. The organizationranked Costa Rica 6th in the world in its latest press freedom index.In fact, one prominent Costa Rican journalist even argues that a new law would only muck up access to public information here.That seems an odd position for a journalist to take, but Rodolfo González, director of Teletica Channel 7’s news magazine “7 Días,” said that Costa Rica’s current legislation provides reporters with all the legal tools they need. What needs improvement, he said, is the execution of existing laws guaranteeing access to public information.González argued these points during a panel discussion on Tuesday to mark World Press Freedom Day. The event was hosted by the U.S. Embassy, the Free Expression and Press Institute (IPLEX), and the Costa Rican judicial branch.González pointed to Costa Rica’s Constitution as one of the clearest legal tools for journalists. Article 30 guarantees free access to all information held by government entities that is in the “public interest.” The only exception is if something is a state secret.According to Costa Rican law, public institutions cannot refuse to grant information based on budget or labor constraints, or the presence of confidential data on the requested documents, which could be released in redacted form, for example. The requesting party does not have to justify why it wants the information.Information deemed a state secret must be made available to the public after 30 years.A 2012 law reasserts the public’s constitutional right to solicit information from the government and sets a 10-day limit for the government to respond. Failure to respond to a request on time can result in a fine equivalent to 5 percent of the monthly minimum wage.Several rulings from the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, known as the Sala IV, have upheld these rights.The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, which covers the media, but it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson begrudgingly signed the Freedom of Information Act into law.Fifty years later, Lynn Carrillo, a vice president of NBCUniversal News who also spoke at the event in San José on Tuesday, said that the law has greatly improved life in the U.S. by empowering the public to hold government accountable at the local and federal levels.Still, Carrillo said getting information is still a fight. In 2015, for example, 77 percent of FOIA requests to the Obama Administration went unanswered or censored, according to the Associated Press.Guaranteeing press freedom in a country the size of the United States is also expensive. Carrillo noted that the U.S. federal government spent $415 million complying with more than 715,000 FOIA requests in 2014.She said that considering these costs and the spirit of the law, the U.S. government should default to releasing non-classified information online whenever possible.While Teletica’s González opposes the creation of an independent body to oversee public information requests in Costa Rica, Carrillo said journalists in the U.S. are pushing for just such a body there.Carrillo said that every country could improve its press freedoms but noted that Costa Rica is a world leader. She said that the media’s relatively good working relationship with the government here was enviable.“The U.S. has a lot to learn from Costa Rica,” Carrillo said.Compared to Costa Rica’s 6th place ranking for press freedom in Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 index, the U.S. came in 41st. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible Costa Rica press freedoms ‘enviable,’ says Reporters Without Borders Peace Corps volunteers petition to reinstate sexual assault victims’ advocatelast_img read more