SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds “I’m ready whenever he’s ready,” Wilder said. “I’m ready whenever he’s ready to do it. I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all.”Afterward, the British challenger said the two would “100 percent” meet again in the ring. Wilder said he doesn’t want to fight anybody else before a rematch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“Everyone is talking about this fight. It’s only right for us to go back in and do it again,” Wilder said. “I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”Wilder (40-0-1) knocked Fury (27-0-1) down twice late in the fight, including once in the final round. He was outboxed much of the way at Staples Center but was still surprised when Fury rose from that 12th-round knockdown — and that the referee didn’t end the fight. “I saw his eyes roll slowly in the back of his head,” Wilder said. “Many people felt that should have been waved off. Nine out of 10 refs would have waved that off.”He indicated the rematch might happen as early as March or April.Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said May or June might be more likely, giving the fighters more time to recover.In the first meeting, Wilder said he let the pressure of being in his first pay-per-view fight affect him.“I wanted to end it on a great note,” he said. “I wanted to end it on a devastating knockout and I pressed that. I pressed that too much.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Another case filed vs Cardema Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Tyson Fury, of England, lies on the canvas after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder during the 12th round of a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)MONTGOMERY, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury “ASAP.”Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday that he’s “ready and willing to give Tyson Fury the opportunity ASAP.” The two heavyweights fought to a split-decision draw Saturday night in Los Angeles in one of the bigger heavyweight bouts in America in years.ADVERTISEMENT Wilder had lobbied for a fight with Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three championship belts. He said Joshua and his team are “getting what they deserve” by being sidelined from his two most high-profile potential opponents.“We had to show the world what it looks like for the best to fight the best, and look at the outcome,” Wilder said. “No one has talked about Joshua in I don’t know how long and we plan on keeping it that way.”Wilder said he broke his right arm and had surgery about 12 weeks before training camp and threw few right hands during training, which he feels might have affected his accuracy. Co-trainer Jay Deas said limiting the right in camp was a precautionary measure. Will Eagles soar anew?
Story Highlights The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean. It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean.It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation.“The issue of reparation is not a narrow (one). There are many dimensions to it, and so we chose Workers’ Week to focus on the implications (it has) on the labour movement in Jamaica,” he said.He pointed out that in 1938, 100 years after enslavement, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean experienced a series of labour uprisings, which were reminiscent of the conditions prior to Emancipation.“So, it was as if though, nominally, the people were free, they continued to exist in conditions that had gone back into the 19th century. So the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement,” he said.Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, Danny Roberts, who was part of the discussion panel, echoed the sentiments of the ACIJ/JMB Director.He noted that labour unions must protect their members, which includes contract workers, so that they are not exploited in ways similar to those who were enslaved.Member of the National Council on Reparation (NCR), Steven Golding, who was also a panellist, said in a JIS News interview that the panel discussion serves to spread the message of reparations and to gather more support for the movement.“Forums like this enable us to discourse and engage with the population, so that they learn more about the issue and learn more about advocating for the issue. The NCR is putting a lot of focus on these public forums, so that the population can know what the talking points are,” he said.The panel discussion, moderated by former lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Rupert Lewis, also included Researcher at the Centre for Reparation, Jodi-Ann Quarrie, who pointed to the need for greater discussions on the issue.The event was attended by students and representatives of various interest groups in Jamaica.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The first all-electric straddle carrier in the United States is scheduled to arrive at the Port of New York and New Jersey by the end of this year.The pilot program is the Port Authority’s most recent initiative to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement.Under a partnership with the Port Authority, Maher Terminals has agreed to pilot test the all-electric straddle carrier for a year on its container terminal at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal to determine its operational and environmental benefits.It will be the first test of an all-electric straddle carrier anywhere in a United States port, according to the Port of New York and New Jersey.“The one-year pilot test will explore the level of greenhouse gas emissions that can be reduced by the all-electric straddle carrier. By not emitting any tailpipe gases, this single all-electric straddle carrier will reduce greenhouse gases from the equivalent of 52 fewer passenger vehicles,” the port authority explained.At its October 25, 2018 meeting, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners unanimously embraced the Paris Climate Agreement. The resolution adopted by the Board called for a 35 percent reduction by 2025 in greenhouse gas emissions generated by the Port Authority’s own operations. The Board also reaffirmed the agency’s prior commitment to an 80-percent reduction by 2050.
, 19-year-old woman shot at Sunset Cliffs begins road to recovery April 19, 2018 SUNSET CLIFFS (KUSI) — The 19-year-old woman found suffering from gunshot wounds last week after being shot near Sunset Cliffs remains hospitalized but is recovering.Related Link: Passerby finds a 19-year-old woman with gunshot wounds near Sunset CliffsThe woman — who has not been named as a request by the family while the investigation is ongoing — was found by a passerby with multiple gunshot wounds on the morning of April 12.According to a GoFundMe page set up by her family, she sustained a gunshot wound to the hip and a second to her neck. The neck wound ruptured her ear canal and broke her c5, c6 vertebrae and caused damage to her spinal cord.She has already undergone spinal surgery to brace her neck with screws and rods.“She is in good spirits considering what she has been through, however, she has a long road ahead of her,” according to the page.San Diego police are still searching for the suspect(s) responsible and ask anyone with information to contact them at 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154. Posted: April 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Next month’s DOD/Federal Energy & Water Forum will provide energy and water industry leaders an opportunity to hear federal officials describe their strategies for achieving sustainability across the government as well as offer their feedback on federal initiatives.ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) — the leading nonprofit organizations in the field of energy and water partnerships — are teaming up to co-host the forum on Dec. 16 at the Army Navy Club in downtown Washington. The event will feature public and private leaders discussing their experiences — including successes achieved and challenges ahead — in energy efficiency, utilities privatization, renewables and water/wastewater/stormwater systems. The forum’s expert panels and interactive discussions also will provide an opportunity for participants to develop solutions to real-world issues.Sessions will focus on the following topics:Overview of federal energy and water authoritiesEnergy efficiency and how it supports operational sustainability at federal sitesHow energy savings performance contracts helped the federal government achieve its efficiency goalsThe evolution of utilities privatization and its role in energy securityCreative solutions to overcoming market barriers for renewable energy projectsWater, wastewater and stormwater systemsHow private sector water projects can be adapted to federal sitesFinancing optionsThe capital market’s appetite for energy and water projectsThe role of public-private partnerships in advancing federal energy and water goalsThe day-long dialogue will conclude with a panel of leading federal officials reacting to the discussions and outlining the government’s path to reaching sustainability.To register for the forum, visit the event website.
Pop group continues U.S. tour with a stop on the comedian’s daytime talk showPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 27, 2017 – 4:43 pm On Nov. 27 BTS band members J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga, and V introduced themselves to Ellen DeGeneres during their American daytime debut on “Ellen.” As one could tell from the audience’s shouts, BTS won new friends as a band.. That was part of the colorful message their hit “DNA” was all about.Leader RM shared the details of how mothers in South Korea made English mandatory viewing. His mother’s gift of “Friends” on DVD felt like an imposition at first but the show became the gateway for BTS to forge new friendships in the U.S. that look likely to last.In addition to “Ellen,” their U.S. tour of stops also included appearances on James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel’s talk shows.For new fans and the semi-converted who are just K-pop curious for now, the multitude of impressions from this BTS U.S. visit have certainly garnered new interest.BTS, UNICEF Join Forces Against Violence With Love Myself CampaignRead more Twitter Catch BTS On “Ellen” bts-wrap-successful-us-tour-ellen BTS Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour on “Ellen” News Email Facebook
H.E.R. Opens Up On Mystery, Musicianship & Essence Fest H.E.R. Talks Mystery & Musicianship her-opens-mystery-musicianship-essence-fest Twitter Email Find out what’s behind the mystique of one of R&B’s most talented new artistsGRAMMYs Jul 9, 2018 – 10:19 am Meet the mysterious R&B singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist H.E.R., whose identity at one point didn’t go beyond a shadow and silhouette. Now, she is fully stepping into the spotlight—albeit with her face still slightly concealed by oversized sunglasses. News Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 9, 2018 – 10:08 am H.E.R. Talks Mystery & Musicianship After her soul-stirring performance at the 2018 BET Awards went viral, H.E.R. (an acronym for “Having Everything Revealed”) hit the Essence Fest Superlounge to a massive crowd. We chatted with H.E.R. backstage in an exclusive interview about performing at Essence, her mysterious image and the value of musicianship.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”
Private sector carrier Jet Airways will launch its direct daily flights from Bengaluru to Singapore starting from tomorrow and is also planning to make Bengaluru its third domestic hub in the near future.The full service airline, which currently flies to 45 domestic destinations and 20 international destinations from the IT capital of the country, will launch its flight services to Colombo from Bengaluru from January 5, 2017.”The population to travelers’ ratio in Bengaluru is higher than other metro cities, indicating its business potential. With the launch of Bengaluru- Singapore flight, we will further expand the city’s connectivity with ASEAN region,” Vice-president (commercial) of Jet Airways, Praveen Iyer told reporters here.The private carrier with around 12 percent market share is also planning to make the southern city its third domestic hub in the near future.”The city with its IT and biotechnology prowess is increasingly gaining prominence as a global investment destination, resulting in significant growth in aviation traffic. Given the rising importance of the city, we intend to make it our third domestic hub in the near future,” Iyer said. He, however, declined to give any timeline.Meanwhile, the company will also launch its Bengaluru- Colombo flight starting from January 5, 2017 in its bid to provide higher connectivity to Australia and other south east Asian nations.Notably, South India contributes around 30 percent of company’s revenue and has seen a rising graph in recent years.When asked about competition in these new routes, Iyer said that despite competition, potential for growth was high and the company hoped to tap the rising flyers’ interest in this route.India’s second biggest airline by market share posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 85 crore in the July-September quarter of this fiscal, up 2.5 percent over the same period of last fiscal. The airline’s consolidated revenue increased by 3 percent to Rs 5,864.5 crore during this period.
London’s double-deck red buses are as familiar in the capital as the changing of the guards and the chimes of Big Ben.But one thing is set to change in 2017 when hundreds of buses will become greener than ever, thanks to an anti-pollution drive by mayor Sadiq Khan.Khan on Friday announced 10 new Low Emission Bus Zones to tackle toxic air pollution in Britain’s capital city.The biggest ever “green bus” program will cut harmful bus emissions across a number of key routes in London by 84 percent.It will also protect thousands of school children at 172 schools along the bus routes from being exposed to dangerous pollution.The scheme will see all-electric or hybrid electric buses, or ultra low emission vehicles on the routes.Khan announced plans 10 more Low Emission Bus Zones to be added to the two already in operation, bringing the greenest buses to the capital’s most polluted routes to cut harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.A spokesman for Khan’s office at city hall said: “The buses are part of the mayor’s hard-hitting measures to tackle London’s filthy air, responsible for the premature deaths of more than 9,000 Londoners every year.”The mayor has targeted air quality hotspots where people are exposed to some of the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution and where older buses contribute significantly to road transport emissions.The new greener buses, which will be a combination of hybrid and clean buses that meet European standards, are part of an improvement program to 3,000 buses outside central London.The zones are expected to reduce NOx emissions from buses along the routes by around 84 percent and will fulfill the Mayor’s manifesto commitment to introduce Low Emission Bus Zones by 2020.”Tackling London’s filthy air is one of my main priorities and I am delighted to be delivering on that commitment by introducing these new Low Emission Bus Zones,” Khan said.Removing the oldest, dirtiest buses from London streets and delivering Low Emission Bus Zones will make a big contribution to tackling transport pollution, he said.
Shops selling abayas in Balad. — SG photoA pall of gloom has descended on the downtown of Balad in Jeddah which houses most of the garment shops that include children and women wear as deadline for Saudisation of these shops nears, reports Saudi Gazette.A majority of these shops are being run by Bangladesh expatriates, according to the report titled “Black days ahead for Bangla expatriates in abaya shops” published on Thursday.Although the shops and kiosks are located on narrow lanes, they are found to be frequented by customers — residents and pilgrims — to buy a variety of children garments and a wide range of abayas.The post-Haj season sale is a prime time for the traders as pilgrims visit Balad for shopping where women prefer to purchase newly-designed abayas and children garments as gifts for their near and dear ones back home, said the report.Several shops have reportedly slashed the prices of abayas and other garments as they seek to clear their inventories.The SG report said the labor and social development ministry has given flexibility of having 70 percentage of Saudisation in this sector.However, most of the businesses have failed to meet the criteria as the shops are operated by expatriates under Tasattur module, according to the report.Officially the deadline is 11 September, but frequent inspections as part of routine process were being conducted around the year and many of these shop owners were abruptly shutting down their business to avoid being penalised, added the report.It mentioend that most of these shop operators are close knit groups hailing from Chittagong area of Bangladesh. There are a few from India and Yemen also but their number is much low, said the report.However, anticipating the vigorous inspection with zero tolerance from the new Hijri (corresponding to 11 September), some of the shop owners declined to renew their rent agreements and few of them have left home permanentlym said the report. Others are bracing to leave.“We want to abide by Saudi law and respect it. Therefore we are voluntarily exiting the shops”, a young Bangladeshi who is in abaya business for over a decade. was quoted to have said.His brother is said to have returned to the country and he is also planning to do so in next few months.It’s not only the Balad, but Bawadi and Jamia are other popular markets where expatriates dominate the sector, said the SG report. Stories in these areas is no different.Quoting market sources the newspaper said Riyadh, Dammam and other parts of the Kingdom too are facing the same situation.
Indian rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on 31 August 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 12 people died Thursday when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital Mumbai following heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in many parts of South Asia.More than a dozen others were pulled from the rubble of the four-storey residential building, which gave way around 08:40 am (0310 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.It was the most recent deadly housing collapse to strike the teeming metropolis — shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in the Asian country — and came after flooding in the city killed 10 people.”Twelve people have died including three women and nine men. Rescue operations are ongoing,” Vijay Khabale-Patil, a spokesman for Mumbai’s civic authority, told AFP.Ambulances rushed more than a dozen injured to the nearby J.J. Hospital in the south of the city while locals joined a 43-member NDRF team in picking through piles of debris in a desperate hunt for survivors.”I can confirm that 11 people are dead and 15 have been brought here injured, including three who are in a critical condition,” the dean of the hospital, T.P. Lahane, told AFP.Building collapses are common in Mumbai, especially during the monsoon season from late June to September, when heavy rains lash the western Indian city, weakening poorly built structures.Severe downpours caused flooding and chaos across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane on Tuesday although waters had receded by late Wednesday.Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai’s most historic districts and officials said the collapsed building was 117 years old.It had been marked for demolition as part of a $600 million redevelopment project that is currently replacing hundreds of ramshackle, decades-old low-rise buildings with around a dozen glitzy new tower blocks.- Living in fear -Distraught residents said they rushed to the scene of the collapsed structure after hearing a loud crash.”There was a huge noise and we all came running,” Naseem Mogradia, who lives two lanes away, told AFP.Shahid Khan, 52, said he didn’t know whether his friend and seven family members who lived on the ground floor were alive or dead.”I am just trying to help with rescue operations,” he told AFP.Mumbai has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.Millions are forced to live in cramped, ramshackle properties because of spiralling real estate prices and a lack of housing for the poor.Activists say housing societies, private owners and builders often cut corners to save on costs.Rent control acts mean landlords cannot afford to maintain buildings while poor people choose to remain in homes even after they have been declared unsafe because they have nowhere else to go.”Most of the buildings in Bhendi Bazaar are old and dilapidated. We always live in fear that they will collapse during monsoons,” 63-year-old Mohammed Shaikh told AFP.In July, 17 people including a three-month-old baby died when a four-storey building gave way in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.In 2013, 60 people were killed when a residential block came crashing down in one of Mumbai’s worst housing disasters.On Thursday officials in Mumbai said the death toll from floods in and around the city were expected to rise above 10 as the waters receded.”We are still on the lookout for more missing persons and the number may go up,” Santosh Kadam, spokesman for disaster control in Thane, told AFP.More than 1,200 have been killed India, Nepal and Bangladesh in devastating floods this monsoon season.
Gunfight IllustrationA man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Ghoshgati village of Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj early Saturday, reports UNB.Deceased Mostafa Kamal, 35, son of a certain late Abdur Rashid of Kawak Mahalla municipal area is a drug trader and accused in 11 drug-related cases, police said.Acting on tip-off a team of police conducted the drive in the area around 4:00am, said Ullapara police station officer-in-charge Dewan Kowshik Ahmed.Sensing presence of the law enforcement, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing the policemen to fire back, triggering the gunfight, leaving the drug trader dead on the spot, he added.Police also recovered 21 bottles of phensedyl and 80 yaba tablets and arrested four more drug traders from the spot.The arrestees are — Ganesh, 25, Sanjay Chandra Saha, 22, Sony Ahmed, 33 and Selim Reza, 27.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 50, the rights body said on its website.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: AFPThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has constituted pre-trial Chamber-III demonstrating further progress over ongoing process to look into the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas, reports UNB.The chamber is composed of judge Robert Fremr, judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia and judge Geoffrey Henderson , according to a media release issued by ICC on Wednesday.This decision follows a notice by the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda informing the presidency of her intention to submit a request for an authorisation to open an investigation into this situation.Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingyas and most of them entered Bangladesh since 25 August , 2017 amid military crackdown on them in Rakhine state of Myanmar.The prosecutor has notified judges that she will seek an authorisation “to investigate alleged crimes within the court’s jurisdiction in which at least one element occurred on the territory of Bangladesh – a state party to the Rome Statute since 1 June 2010 – and within the context of two waves of violence in Rakhine state on the territory of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as any other crimes which are sufficiently linked to these events”.Once the prosecutor submits her request, it will then be for the judges of Pre-Trial Chamber III to decide whether or not to authorise the prosecutor to open an investigation into the situation.The judges will have to consider whether there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation, upon examination of the prosecutor’s request and the supporting material.On 6 September 2018, following a request submitted by the prosecutor pursuant to article 19(3) of the statute, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I decided by majority that the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar occurred on the territory of Myanmar to Bangladesh.On 18 September 2018, the prosecutor announced the opening of a preliminary examination concerning the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Latvian telco Lattelecom has build out its fibre network in the town of Krāslavā in the eastern part of the country.The move gives access to the telco’s fibre network to a further 2,520 households. Lattelecom’s fibre network, offering internet speeds of up to 500Mbps, is currently available to 415,000 households, mostly in Riga.