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Courageousness in The Mix Of Ebola

first_imgAs we head towards the one-year anniversary of Ebola’s attack on Liberia’s terrain, bearing in mind brave people and their contribution towards the fight is essential.A young female journalist who says she endured the reality of Ebola, its destruction and how it turned citizens of Liberia into paranoid and cautious individuals wants her story told.In the early part of March 2014, Yewa Sandy, a multi-media journalist says she awoke to the death news of two popular doctors in the Caldwell community – doctor’s whose names she says should not be mentioned.“Mainly because I get flash backs of what happened to me the day I tried to do my job as a reporter, I don’t want that to happen again,” she says.“First thing that came to my mind the day I heard that the two doctors had passed away days apart, was that Ebola was definitely real and ready to kill.  And with the instinct of any journalist, I went to find out details,” she recalled.According to the single mother of two, she ran to the scene of where the two late doctors had lived. Unaware that the homes of both doctors had been quarantined, she says, she leaped head on into a danger zone.“I never knew what Ebola was and how dangerous it could be if I was exposed to it. The only thing on my mind at that moment was getting details of how the doctors passed away,” she admitted.Upon arriving on the scene, Yewa says she met dozens of people standing in and around the premises of the late doctors. And like any journalist would have done in her situation, she began to gather her information.“People started yelling at me that Ebola was not real and that both doctors hadn’t died from it. It became so intense for me that within a split second, I was jumped on, assaulted and aggressively handled by men and women of all ages,” she recalls.Yewa and the group of people who held her under arrest for “doing her job” were taken to Zone 7 Base police station in Caldwell. It was there that the officer of the zone explained to the angry crowd that Yewa was a journalist.“Thanks to the police, I was released and walked out of the police station with my feelings hurt and my body in pain. I continued with my story and it was published,” she said.From that moment she says, everyday became a day of running up and down trying to figure out what Ebola was and why it had come with so much force.“I started seeing people in my community dropping dead like flies. But there was no news about it and how our community had become a hot zone. Out of fear, I stayed clear of reporting Ebola activities in Caldwell and I think that’s how it spread so badly there,” she admitted.Within weeks, Yewa says she returned home one evening to find an Ebola task force spraying the house where she normally left her children.“When I tried asking for my children at their babysitter, they kept telling me to go home and how they were being quarantined.  I fainted. I immediately thought that I had someway or another brought Ebola into their home,” she thought.Hiding her situation from relatives, her work vicinity and telling people that she had allergies whenever she was seen crying, Yewa remembers it was a nightmare.“For a complete 21 days, my kids were stuck and so was I. I stood on the sidewalk near the house and watched people being taken away from where they spent their quarantined days. Some were already dead while some died in the various ETU’s,” she remembers.Again she says, she had to do her duty and publish her experience.“I wrote about what was happening to me by sharing parts of my dairy that I was writing as each horrible day passed on. I thank God my kids made it, but feel so bad that so many people that they knew lost their lives,” she added.Yewa says that her ambition heightened during the period her children were being quarantined. It inspired her to cover orphans and survivors of Ebola and remembers having to quarantine herself on numerous occasions.“Sometimes when I would go to cover situations and stories, I’d find myself being physically touched, stepping in vomit and forgetting the no touching rule,” she said.For instance, the late Shaki Kamara who was gunned down in the WestPoint community in August of 2014 is Yewa’s most memorable moment.“That day I ran to him while he lay bleeding on the ground and tried to console him. He begged me for help and water and asked me not to leave his side. I also had to help remind my counterparts to avoid stepping in the dying teens blood,” she recalled.“I was with him up until the next day when I went to redemption hospital and met his dead body on the ground in front of the hospital bed in which he had lain before his death. Unfortunately for me, I walked in on the Defense officials taking his body. I was able to get footage of the scenery but was apprehended by Defense Ministry Deputy for Operations, St. Jerome Larbelee. He took my camera and threatened to arrest me for being on the premises, all this happening while I watched with tears in my eyes the body of the late Shaki Kamara being taken away,” she added.Yewa’s camera was returned but she says not long afterwards, her safety and freedom were in jeopardy because of her findings.“I did a story on the situation of Shaki Kamara’s death up until his burial. It put a lot of pressure on me by people I can’t name, but it also taught me a strong lesson: Ebola.”Meanwhile, Yewa, since the Ebola outbreak, has not only saved lives but has made necessary links between survivors and orphans.“I have done nothing but put myself and my health on the line to help see to it that all the necessary information surrounding the outbreak got published. I only regret not being able to save the lives of some of those who I followed throughout it all,” she added.Now that the one year anniversary is just around the corner, it is appropriate that journalist like Yewa and other courageous women be highlighted. Leaving their families, safety and crossing boundaries to keep the public informed not only saved many lives, but it also shows what being courageous is all about.“I lost my cousin and uncle to Ebola, my kids are afraid to leave my side now and through it all I am still fighting the battle.Presently I sponsor orphans, check on survivors and also try my best to share my stories with the world so everyone can understand the mistakes that were made that caused so many people’s lives and how we have been battling it out while staying Ebola free,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Petrol Prices Up: Gasoline, L$440; Diesel, L$450

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) has announced with immediate effect a US$0.12 (twelve United States cents) and US$0.13 (thirteen United States cents) increase in the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel respectively.According to a petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline is now being sold at US$3.37 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of L$440, while the retail pump price for a gallon of diesel fuel is now sold at US$3.44 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of L$450.The decision to increase the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Liberian market is a result of a shift in the parameters that are frequently used to determine the prices of these products in the country.The release thanked all petroleum product stakeholders for their commitment in adhering to the price adjustment formula.Meanwhile, the circular warned that the Ministry of Commerce’s inspectorate will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market.The circular further warned that the Ministry of Commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Two arrested in sale of donated body parts

first_imgThe two men could not immediately be reached for comment. Arraignment was not immediately set. Reid could be sentenced to as much as five years and eight months in prison if convicted on all counts, while Nelson faces up to seven years and eight months, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Bodies donated to the university were supposed to be used for medical study and research. Prosecutors said that instead, Reid made $43,000 by selling remains to Nelson, who operated Empire Anatomical Co. Nelson, in turn, made more than $1 million by selling hundreds of body parts to more than 20 private medical, pharmaceutical and hospital research companies. The men allegedly tried to hide the scheme by creating false forms indicating Nelson had authority to receive the body parts. A former UCLA official and an associate were arrested Wednesday on charges that they illegally sold parts of bodies donated for research in a scheme that produced more than $1 million in profits. After years of investigation by campus police, Henry Reid, 57, former director of the Willed Body Program, was arrested at his Anaheim home. Associate Ernest Nelson, 49, was taken into custody in Rancho Cucamonga. Norman Abrams, acting chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a statement that the school “appreciates the patience exhibited by the families of donors” during the probe. A criminal complaint filed Monday charged that between May 7, 1999, and Feb. 26, 2004, Reid and Nelson conspired to defraud UCLA for personal gain, a prosecution statement said. The scheme began to unravel in 2003, prosecutors said, after a state health investigator became concerned about a sale to a La Jolla company and contacted the university. Reid then asked Nelson to return some body parts and Nelson did so but told UCLA that he was going to sue. That prompted a UCLA audit, prosecutors said. 160Want 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

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Province enters into agreement with Nexen for LNG facility land

first_imgIn February, the Province put out a request for an expression of interest to build at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert.  The request attracted four suitable submissions.  The agreement between Nexen and the Province gives Nexen the exclusive right to move forward with the planning necessary to build an LNG export infrastructure at Grassy Point. Discussions are reportedly ongoing with the remaining three proponents for an adjacent parcel of land. Nexen will now have to seek regulatory approval, an export permit from the National Energy Board and decide with its partners if the project will move forward. – Advertisement -There are now 10 LNG project proposals for British Columbia.last_img read more

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‘Title race not over’ says Chelsea boss Mourinho as Blues go seven-points clear

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho refused to admit that the Premier League title race is over, saying that he is only focusing on his team’s season run-in.The Blues moved seven-points clear at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City, and while there are just seven matches remaining in the campaign, the Portuguese remained restrained when discussing the destination of the title.“[It brings us] one step closer,” he told talkSPORT. “Now, instead of six victories and a draw, it is five victories and a draw [needed to win the title].“The second, third and fourth-placed teams need to win every game and wait for us to lose a few points. We just need to think about ourselves.”When asked whether reigning champions Manchester City have slipped out of the running, Mourinho was even more defiant, saying: “No, of course not. On Monday, they can be second again. Nobody is out of the title race when mathematics says they are in it, so they are.”While Saturday’s victory brought another three points for Chelsea, it was arguably, Charlie Adam’s stunning long-range goal that stole the headlines and while Mourinho commented that it was ‘amazing’, he took another view of the effort.“Their goal is amazing, but I am not happy with it. Our defensive block was high and the moment we lost the ball we have to know to press the opponent.“We were not good enough in the transition when the ball was lost.“It was a goal that every top player in the world wants to score. He must be happy despite their defeat.”last_img read more

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Jury gets case of McDonald’s strip search

first_imgCOURTS: Trial revolved around hoax call to woman who said she was “petrified.” By Brett Barrouquere THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – A jury on Thursday began deliberating the case of a woman who said she was forced to strip in a McDonald’s back office at the behest of a caller posing as a police officer. The jury forewoman also told the judge that one juror wanted to see a clip of the security video taken of the strip search. McDonald said if there were still questions after reviewing other evidence, he would allow the jury to see the video clip. Ogborn was 18 and working at a McDonald’s in April 2004 when she was told to strip after a man called the store, claiming he was investigating a theft. At one point during the 31/2-hour search, the assistant manager’s boyfriend was left to handle the phone call. Donna Jean Summers, the assistant manager, was convicted of unlawful imprisonment. Her former fiancee, Walter Nix Jr., is serving a 5-year sentence for sexual abuse and other crimes. During the trial, jurors saw over an hour of a security video, on which a nude Ogborn performs sex acts on herself and Nix. Ogborn’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, asked Ogborn why she didn’t leave the manager’s office during the assault, particularly when she was left alone. “I was scared, and I was petrified,” Ogborn said. “I didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t know if this was my last day on Earth.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityLouise Ogborn, 21, is suing McDonald’s, accusing it of failing to warn her and other employees about the hoaxer, who had struck other McDonald’s stores and fast-food restaurants across the U.S. Ogborn is seeking $200 million in compensatory and punitive damages. McDonald’s has said Ogborn is responsible for whatever damages she suffered for not realizing it was a hoax. The trial so far has lasted four weeks. After about two hours, jurors asked to review some of the evidence. Judge Thomas McDonald said he would allow jurors to see a copy of the employee handbook Ogborn signed, but he denied requests to review a map showing the locations where other hoax calls were received and a timeline of events. last_img read more

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Wayne Rooney scores first DC United goal and breaks nose in same game

first_img possible standings smart causal NEW ERA Guys MLS broke Wayne Rooney #DCvCOL pic.twitter.com/uepLhflZoo— Jimmy Mack (@jcmack03) July 29, 2018DC United are still bottom of the Eastern Conference in MLS. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED highlights And a broken nose and 5 stitches 🙈🤪— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 29, 2018DC United coach Ben Olsen heaped praise on Rooney’s impact since he arrived from Everton last month.“I don’t think it’s the first time he’s bled in a game. He is a tough guy and I think that he will shake it off,” Olsen said.“He has been fantastic in every aspect, in every way that we want him to be with this group – with his leadership and goal-scoring ability. Hopefully, it can continue to get better.” gameday possible xi How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Wayne Rooney opens his MLS account! #DCvCOL https://t.co/XuKvh1sVea— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 29, 2018The DC captain had two efforts saved by Howard after Kellyn Acosta levelled the game.But Niki Jackson’s own goal in the 90th minute gave Rooney’s side the win before the 32-year-old broke his nose while defending the lead in stoppage time.However, Rooney made light of the situation on Twitter. who plays? Former England captain Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in MLS and also broke his nose during DC United’s 2-1 win at home to Colorado Rapids.Rooney opened the scoring with a neat effort through the legs of ex-Manchester United team-mate Tim Howard and you can see the goal below. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

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Mayor: Waive City Hall filming fee

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The first step, he said, will be to waive the fees the city charges production companies to film at the five City Halls in Los Angeles, including those in downtown and Van Nuys. “The amount we charge is only $300 to $500 a day – it’s negligible,” Villaraigosa said. “But what it means in jobs for Los Angeles is significant. We need to let Hollywood know we want them here.” And while he recently made a cameo appearance on “The George Lopez Show,” Villaraigosa said he is not star-struck. “When I do that, I do it as the mayor of all of Los Angles,” Villaraigosa said. “I do it to show my support for all of the entertainment industry and what it means to the city. “Film, television and commercial production contributes over $25 million a year to the Los Angeles economy. It’s not just the George Lopezes or Eva Longorias who get that money. It’s the grips and the gaffers, the camera people, the caterers. Sending a symbolic offering to Hollywood, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday proposed waiving the “negligible” fee for filming at City Hall – the first of several steps designed to halt runaway movie and TV production. Villaraigosa’s announcement was made at a news media briefing, the first of a series in which he will spotlight local issues, particularly those dealing with economic development. He said he chose the entertainment industry for his first session because of its importance to the local economy and its high-profile image around the world. He said he plans to develop other incentives in an effort to halt runaway production and will back proposed state legislation that would give a tax credit to companies that film primarily in California. “I will unite a broad coalition from the labor, entertainment and business communities to protect middle-class jobs and small businesses in California,” Villaraigosa said. “We need to keep production in California so thousands of middle-class workers don’t lose their jobs.” “It spreads throughout the economy,” he said. Steve McDonald, director of the Entertainment Industry Development Corp., which issues film permits, said it was an important step for the mayor to take and an important message from City Hall. “These film producers are wined and dined and feted by officials from across the country to take their filming outside of Los Angeles,” McDonald said. “This might seem like a symbolic gesture, but it is an important one to let the industry know Los Angeles does want to keep its business here.” Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, also said he appreciated the mayor’s action. “We are thrilled the mayor recognizes the critical importance of the movie industry’s contributions to the economy of Los Angeles,” Glickman said. “We appreciate his reference to some of our common interests and goals today and look forward to making them a reality.” During his presentation, Villaraigosa noted than the average hourlong television drama generates $2 million per episode in spending, while a full season of 22 episodes means $44 million in production-related activity. Even as he makes efforts to woo filmmakers, he said, the city, the EIDC and production companies will have to work with neighborhoods to deal with problems many areas have had in being barraged with film crews. Most recently, the growing downtown residential population has joined the list of areas – many of which are in the San Fernando Valley – that complain they are used too much as backgrounds for films and television shows. “We have to recognize the demands on neighborhoods and work that out,” Villaraigosa said. “We have to let the neighborhoods know how important it is to the economy, but we also want the companies to respect our neighborhoods.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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Football for Hope in Windhoek

first_img27 September 2010Katutura township, in the heart of Namibia’s capital of Windhoek, came alive on Saturday as locals gathered to witness the opening of the Katutura Football for Hope Centre – the third of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.This is the second centre to be opened outside South Africa. The inaugural centre was opened in Khayelitsha township on the outskirts of Cape Town last year as part of the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign initiated ahead of the World Cup, followed by a second centre in Mathare in Nairobi earlier this month.The programme aims to build 20 centres around Africa to help address some of the challenges faced by the continent, including education and public health.Five more centres are due be completed over the next four to five months in Mali, Rwanda, Ghana, Lesotho, and Mokopane in South Africa.The Katutura Football for Hope Centre boasts an artificial football turf, a computer lab and a public health services area.Speaking at Saturday’s opening, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said the centre was part of Fifa’s commitment not only to leave a post-World Cup legacy for the continent, but help also to help Africa develop in different spheres.“We have to make sure that Africa does not only provide a pool of [football] talent,” Valcke said.Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula said he was happy that Namibia had also benefited from the hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in neighbouring South Africa.He appealed to the Special Olympics Namibia, the organisation hosting the centre, and the Namibian Football Association to engage other partners to ensure the sustainability of the centre. “We don’t want to see this centre as a white elephant in the future,” he said.Jan Coetzee, project manager at Streetfootballworld, a partner in the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign, said: “September has been a very exciting month for us. Two weeks ago, we were in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Nairobi, and today we are thrilled to be part of the opening of this centre here in Namibia.“This should be a platform for Special Olympics Namibia to perform their work. We look forward in working with them in the future.”Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Net-Zero Homes Show Signs of Convergent Evolution

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in A few weeks ago, my wife and I went on a short hike with our college-age son. As the three of us drove to the trailhead in Norwich, Vermont, we passed a construction site. “Looks like a zero-energy house,” I observed. The sign out front read, “Prudent Living Homes.” I decided to get more information on the house and return later to try to talk with the builder.I called up Prudent Living Homes, and the owner of the company, Paul Biebel, agreed to meet me at the site. When I showed up a few days later, two carpenters, Gary Castellini and Maynard White, were working on exterior details.The house in Norwich is a custom three-bedroom home measuring 2,500 square feet. The home’s 13-kW photovoltaic (PV) array should produce enough electricity on an annual basis to more than meet the home’s electrical needs.The foundation consists of perimeter stemwalls surrounding a slab on grade. (The design originally called for a basement; however, once the excavator started digging the foundation hole, a natural spring bubbled up — one that no amount of drainage pipe was likely to defeat. The team decided to switch gears and build on a slab.) Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) from Nudura were used for the stemwalls; additional rigid foam installed on the exterior side of the ICFs increased the R-value of the walls to R-22. A 4-inch-thick horizontal layer XPS (rated at R-20) was installed under the slab. (See Image #2 at the bottom of the page.)The R-45 double-stud walls are 12 inches thick, and are insulated with dense-packed cellulose. (See Images #3 and #6 at the bottom of the page.) The roof is insulated to R-60.Paul Biebel, owner of Prudent Living Homes in Windsor, Vermont, has been building homes since 1976. “I’ve… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Vande Mataram singing at M.P. Secretariat back in new avatar

first_imgThe newly elected Congress government in Madhya Pradesh reintroduced the ‘Vande Mataram ritual’ at the State Secretariat in a novel way with much fanfare on Friday.The practice, which had been started by the previous BJP government for State government employees to be held at regular intervals, was stopped last month by Chief Minister Kamal Nath who had promised to hold the event in a “new form” on the first working day of every month.Keeping his word, Mr. Nath opened the event to common people and other officials besides the State government employees and made it much grander by introducing a police band and a road procession from Shaurya Smarak to Vallabh Bhavan, the Secretariat.Addressing the event, the Chief Minister launched a scathing attack on the BJP, which had criticised his order to discontinue the practice last month, by asking it to refrain from “teaching us patriotism”. “Patriotism runs in our blood and we don’t need lessons in patriotism from those who never took part in the country’s Independence movement,” said Mr. Nath while speaking to media persons after the conclusion of the programme.Large gatheringA large number of officials, State government employees and general public assembled at the Shaurya Smarak on Friday to take part in the event. From there they proceeded to Vallabh Bhavan to the beats of the police band which played several patriotic songs. The previous BJP government used to hold the national song singing programme at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park in the vicinity of Vallabh Bhavan.last_img read more

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J&K curbs to stay till tomorrow

first_imgThere will be no easing of the prevailing curfew-like restrictions and communications blockade in Kashmir, at least till the Independence Day functions — planned to be held in all districts of the Valley — are concluded, as the administration is buoyed by the calm maintained by people during Id and Friday prayers.“The restrictions are being eased out in a phased manner in the Valley,” said J&K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal. “Normal situation in the Jammu division has been restored,” he added.Mr. Kansal, however, remained non-committal about any time frame for restoring communications including the Internet in the Valley. Residents in the valley have largely been cut off from the rest of the country and the world since August 5. He also asserted that no untoward incident had been reported anywhere in Kashmir in the past 24 hours.Also Read Newspapers pause publication  Police officials said authorities did not want to leave anything to chance ahead of Independence Day. All venues were in the process of undergoing “security sanitisation”, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Mr. Kansal said full dress rehearsals for the I-Day functions were held in every district of the Valley on Tuesday. “The necessary arrangements have been put in place for grand and befitting functions,” he added.Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan unfurled the Tricolour and took the salute at the march-past in Srinagar’s main venue Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium.Once the hotspot for separatists to organise street protests, Lal Chowk’s Ghanta Ghar was also being spruced up for the I-Day celebrations.In a separate move, Mr. Kansal said the J&K government would host a first-ever global summit, attracting investors from many countries, between October 12-16. “The summit will see investors travelling to Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh,” he added.This is a major bid by the authorities to establish confidence among the local population on the development front.The Centre has affirmed that J&K offers major potential in tourism and information technology sectors and is keen to help the province to tap it.last_img read more

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SEA Games medal-winning PH sepak takraw team treated to hearty lunch

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The victorious Philippine sepak takraw team at the recent welcome lunch in Makati tendered by local sponsors La Filipina Canned Meats and PLDT with their hosts (second row, starting 7th from left) La Filipina executives Danika Co and Nicasio Limjap; and Juan Alonzo IV, PLDT Senior Relationship Manager – Public Sector (10th from left).The Philippine Sepak Takraw team, which bagged two silver and two bronze medals in the recently concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games, was treated recently with a warm welcome from local sponsors La Filipina Canned Meats and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).Hosting the welcome lunch were La Filipina Canned Meats executives Danika Co and Nicasio Limjap, and Juan Alonzo IV of PLDT.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Glen Rice Jr. drops triple-double as TNT nips NLEX Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony MOST READ The Philippines won the bronze medal in the men’s doubles event sharing the plum with Laos.It also disputed the gold medal with host Malaysia in the men’s chin lone (linking) but settled for the silver for its first medal of the meet.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 openingJohn Jeffrey Morcillos, Johnjohn Bobier, Rhemwil Catana, Ronsited Gabayeron, Joeart Jumawan, and Alvin Pangan composed the team which bagged the silver medal.last_img read more

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ONE: Yuya Wakamatsu looking for knockout against debuting Demetrious Johnson

first_imgONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan—Hard-hitting Yuya Wakamatsu has the unenviable task of welcoming one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in Demetrious Johnson under the ONE Championship banner on Sunday night.But while all eyes will be on the debuting Johnson, Wakamatsu is dead set on stealing his thunder.ADVERTISEMENT Wakamatsu wants no less than a win in front of his hometown crowd and he wants it to be in spectacular fashion.“I would like to knock out Demetrious Johnson. That is what I’m aiming for, that is what I want,” Wakamatsu said through a translator during a star-studded ONE: A New Era press conference on Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Many are doubting me in this fight against Demetrious but I’m born for this,” he added as he faces Johnson in a Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan.Coming up with a bold fight plan is one thing and executing it an entirely different story especially when knocking out Johnson hasn’t been done before. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES MOST READ The 32-year-old Johnson has never been stopped through 30 fights with his three losses coming via decision.The heavy-handed Wakamatsu has made a career out of knocking his opponents out with nine of his 10 wins coming by stoppage due to strikes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Rockets lock down on Nuggets for easy win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Boxing is dead in India, says Mary Kom

first_imgBengaluru, June 25 (PTI) Indias most decorated woman boxer MC Mary Kom today rued that the sport is as good as “dead in India” because there has been no competition happening with national association in a limbo. “Boxing in India is almost dead. There are no major competitions held for the past two years in India. I miss tears welling up in my eyes when I see the Indian flag going up after I had won a medal in an international event,” Mary Kom said at inauguration of Ultimate Boxing Championship organised by Phoenix Market City here. “I hope this event will give a big boost for fighters and for upcoming youngsters,” she said. Mary Kom again made it clear that retirement is not on her mind as she wants to continue for another three years. “It was unfortunate not to get the wild card, but would continue to play for next three years,” she told reporters ahead of the Ultimate Championship organised by Phoneix Market City here. On a separate note, the London Olympics bronze medallist also congratulated athlete Dutee Chand for qualifying in the womens 100 metres dash at the Rio Olympics. “I congratulate Dutee on her qualication for Rio Olympics. It is a great honour to represent country at the Olympics. Its a matter of great pride as she became first woman in 36 years after PT Usha to qualify for 100m dash”, Mary Kom said. Mary Kom felt that Dutees achievement is more praiseworthy as qualifying in a major athletics event is tougher than winning medals in boxing. “To qualify and winning in boxing at the Olympics is a bit easy compared to Athletics. Therefore, to qualify in 100m is a great achievement. I will always pray for her success,” she added. PTI BDN KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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