Brazil Sends Haiti Four Tons of Aid Due to Cholera Outbreak

first_img The Brazilian Ministry of Public Health announced Wednesday that it is sending around four tons of medicine and supplies to Haiti in response to the cholera epidemic that has left 292 dead and 4,147 people undergoing treatment. The materials sent “will be used to treat those affected by the cholera epidemic that has reached the country” and will be transported from Brasilia by an Air Force plane expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Thursday morning. “Flasks of sodium hypochlorite, salts for oral rehydration, injectable solution, gloves, and equipment for solution delivery are among the material sent,” the ministry indicated. The ministry’s representative on the Brazil-Haiti Managing Committee, Carlos D’Oliveira, indicated that the shipment is being made at the request of the Haitian government and that the aid will make it possible to care for around 3,000 people. “It’s not useful to send a lot of medicine, due to logistical and storage issues. The ministry will be able to send further supplements as the Haitian government needs them,” he said at the Brasilia airbase. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in the course of the day that the epidemic could intensify and Haiti should prepare for a “worse situation.” By Dialogo October 29, 2010last_img read more

2018 NBA draft recap: Deandre Ayton goes No. 1, Marvin Bagley III taken at No. 2

first_imgA Twitter List by JHWreporterFirst Round:Phoenix Suns – Deandre AytonSacramento Kings – Marvin BagleyAtlanta Hawks (rights traded to Mavericks) – Luka DoncicMemphis Grizzlies – Jaren JacksonDallas Mavericks (rights traded to Hawks) – Trae YoungOrlando Magic – Mohamed BambaChicago Bulls – Wendell Carter Jr.Cleveland Cavaliers – Collin SextonNew York Knicks – Kevin KnoxPhiladelphia 76ers (traded rights to Suns) – Mikal BridgesCharlotte Hornets (rights traded to Clippers) – Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLA Clippers (rights traded to Hornets) – Miles BridgesLA Clippers – Jerome RobinsonDenver Nuggets – Michael Porter Jr.Washington Wizards – Troy Brown Jr.Phoenix Suns (traded rights to 76ers) – Zhaire SmithMilwaukee Bucks – Donte DiVincenzoSan Antonio Spurs – Lonnie WalkerAtlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves) Kevin HuerterMinnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder) – Josh OkogieUtah Jazz – Grayson AllenChicago Bulls (via Pelicans) – Chandler HutchisonIndiana Pacers – Aaron HolidayPortland Trail Blazers – Anfernee SimonsLos Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers) – Moritz WagnerPhiladelphia 76ers – Landry ShametBoston Celtics – Robert WilliamsGolden State Warriors – Jacob EvansBrooklyn Nets (via Raptors) – Dzanan MusaAtlanta Hawks (via Rockets) – Omari SpellmanPre-Draft Notes:Teams without a first round pick: Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors.The Heat and the Raptors enter the draft without a draft pick in either round. Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.PreviousArizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDuke’s Grayson Allen, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Signs illuminate draft night for the Phoenix Suns as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison smiles after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, front, gets a hug after was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after the Phoenix Suns selected Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was selected 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, clasps hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Deandre Ayton of Arizona, center, is introduced before the start of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked fourth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Grayson Allen makes his way to the stage after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns Dancers cheer as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boston College’s Jerome Robinson, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver poses with (L-R) Donte DiVincenzo, Jerome Robinson, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Wendell Carter Jr., Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Miles Bridges, Michael Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Jaren Jackson, Aaron Holiday, Chandler Hutchison and Zhaire Smith pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Mohamed Bamba pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton reacts after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton, left, speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)FILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk prepares to speak to reporters in Atlanta. As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta’s Travis Schlenk has been fielding a lot of calls about possible trades.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak laughs as he answers a question during a news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, talks with general manager Mitch Kupchak, right, during pre draft workouts for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)UCLA center Thomas Welsh, left, muscles against Colorado forward Dallas Walton who works inside to the rim in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)USC’s Elijah Stewart passes in front of Cal’s Marcus Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)FILE – In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Michael Porter Jr., from Missouri, speaks to reporters during the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)UCLA guard Aaron Holiday might be relied upon to play every minute of every game the rest of the way for the Bruins. (Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press)Former USC guard De’Anthony Melton was among six players participating in a pre-draft workout for the Lakers on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shaquille O’Neal, JCPenney’s Big &Tall Ambassador, along with NBA draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr., Marvin Bagley III, and Mikal Bridges team up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for deserving young men from The Y at Barclays Center on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Basketball fans look for draft prospects before the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III poses for a picture after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns fans Josie Velasco, Michael Velasco, Angel Velasco and Susan Velasco, from left, cheer in Phoenix as the Suns selected Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Luka Doncic, who plays for Real Madrid, poses for a picture with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Doncic was picked third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NextShow Caption1 of 58Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)ExpandSoCal prospectsSeveral prospects with Southern California ties in this year’s draft. Here are some of the players to keep an eye on as they start their NBA careers:Marvin Bagley III (Sierra Canyon HS / Duke)De’Anthony Melton (Crespi HS / USC)Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall / UCLA)Chimezie Metu (Lawndale HS / USC)Elijah Stewart (Westchester HS / USC)Deandre Ayton (Balboa City School & Hillcrest Prep Academy / Arizona)Chandler Hutchison (Mission Viejo / Boise State)Thomas Welsh (Loyola HS / UCLA)LiAngelo Ball (Chino Hills HS / UCLA / Vyautas Prienu) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHoliday went to the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd pick and college teammate Thomas Welsh was selected with the 58th pick in the second round by the Denver Nuggets.Melton was chosen in the second round, going to the Houston Rockets at No. 46. Metu went three picks later to the San Antonio Spurs.Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers filled a couple of spots in their backcourt. LA made a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to move up from No. 12 to 11 and nabbed 6-foot-6 point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Kentucky. The Clippers used the 13th overall pick to select shooting guard Jerome Robinson of Boston College.As an unheralded college recruit, Moe Wagner made the jump from Berlin to Michigan. He took his next big leap into the NBA after he was drafted with the 25th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.Wagner would be the first of three European-born players drafted by the Lakers. LA drafted Isaac Bonga from Germany with the 39th pick and Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk, from the University of Kansas via Ukraine, with the 47th pick. 2018 NBA draft pick-by-pick recapThe Phoenix Suns held the first overall pick after winning the draft lottery and finishing the season with a 21-61 record.Phoenix didn’t have to look far to find its No. 1 pick, selecting University of Arizona center Deandre Ayton, who played the last two years of his high school career in Phoenix before winning a Pac-12 Tournament Championship with the Wildcats.Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, from Sierra Canyon High, was selected at No. 2 by the Sacramento Kings, and Luka Dončić of Slovenia went No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks.Notable locals in the draft include UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, who also played at Campbell Hall, and USC’s De’Anthony Melton (Crespi High) and Chimezie Metu (Lawndale). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Miralem Pjanic’s Son has very good Football Skills

first_imgSon of Miralem Pjanic, the football player playing for the national football representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), could decently replace his father in football matches.At least it looks like that on the footage of little Edin, who, being only three years old, showed very good football skills.It can be noticed that Miralem’s son has a devastating kick with his right foot.In their example, a folk proverb saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree, can be evident!(Source: klix)last_img read more

New Flagship Olympia Coffee Roasting Co Opening in Proctor District

first_imgFacebook149Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Coffee Roasting CoOlympia Coffee Roasting Co announced today they will expanding to the Proctor District of Tacoma. The brand is partnering with Lapis Tacoma, a business owned and operated by the team behind Compass Rose and Capitan Little on the 1400 square foot concept cafe, located at 2601 N Proctor St in the vibrant and historic Proctor District of Tacoma. The location is on the corner of Proctor St and 26th in the former Radio Shack. Olympia Coffee will occupy the Proctor frontage and Lapis will split the 3000 square foot building on the 26th St entrance.Oliver Stormshak (left) is the co-owner Olympia Coffee Roasting. He is pictured with Jim Johnson, Johnson Berry Farm. These two local businesses owners took home top honors from the Good Food Awards. Photo credit: Mary Ellen Psaltis.The Proctor location is the first Tacoma cafe for the Olympia based business; the company operates three cafes in Olympia and a soon-to-be open cafe in Seattle. “Opening a cafe in the Proctor neighborhood is a lifelong dream” for company owner and Tacoma native Oliver Stormshak. “I’m excited to be coming home and investing in my roots” says Stormshak.The company claims the Proctor location will be a “flagship” location, and plans to roast onsite alongside a full cafe menu concept, including Olympia’s award-winning espresso drinks, pour over coffees, espresso milkshakes, affogatos, and “Nitro Coffee Float” alongside its well known French pastry selections.The space will be designed by The Artisians Group, the multi-disciplinary design and passive house company behind Olympia Coffee’s previous projects.Olympia Coffee Roasting is differentiated from competitors by the high quality of their coffee as well as their unrivaled focus on customer experience, which will continue to be driving factors across the new locations. Olympia Coffee’s Mission Statement is to Improve quality of life for farmers, staff, and customers. Every action the company takes follows this ideal. The company sources 100% of coffees directly from farmers in the Americas and East Africa. Olympia as a company has won numerous honors over the last decade, including Micro Roaster of The Year, America’s Best Espresso, Northwest Barista Competition, and Northwest Brewer’s Cup Competition. The brand is also a three-time winner at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco, making Olympia Coffee among the most award-winning independent coffee companies in the state of Washington.For more information, visit the Olympia Coffee Roasting Co website.last_img read more

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

first_imgNelson outshot the Rebels 36-30 in the game.Castlegar and Nelson are tied for top spot in the division, but the Leafs have played one less game.Friday in Castlegar, Daniel Petten scored the winner at of 4:20 of overtime to lift the Rebels to victory.Nelson battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third to send the game into overtime.The KIJHL’s leading scorer, Bryan Lubin, Darren Medeiros, Mike Bhatoa and Jeremy McNeil scored for the Rebels.Michael Crawford with a pair, Austin Lindsay and Miller scored for the Leafs.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, Austin Seaman, Matt MacDonald and Crawford each finished with two points.Nelson now hosts the Spokane Braves Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 7 p.m.BLUELINES: Nelson finished the month of November with a 6-5 record while Castlegar was 7-4 in 11 games. . . . Nelson’s  new defenceman Joel Huber did not register a point in two games, but helped an injury-riddled blueline. . . . Former Nelson Leafs Alec Wilkinson registered two points to help the Creston Valley Thunder Cats edge Beaver Valley 2-1 Friday. . . . The Leafs kept an eye on KIJHL leading scorer Bryan Lubin, who saw his lead shrink to two points. Netminder Adam Maida stopped all but one shot to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory powered the Leafs into a tie for top spot in Murdoch Division standings and allowed Nelson to grab three of a possible four points in the home-and-home weekend series.Castlegar won Friday night 5-4 in overtime.Maida, who struggled in an earlier meeting between the two teams in Castlegar, was solid between the pipes as Nelson out shot the Rebels 36-30 in the game.The teams were tied 1-1 after one period.Ryan Rosich scored for Castlegar on the power play to open the scoring before Drew Carter tied the game for Nelson.Rayce Miller scored what proved to be the winning goal in the second period. The rest was up to Maida who stopped 22 shots in the final two periods to register his seventh win of the season.last_img read more

Former Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak verbally commits to NCAA university

first_imgAndrusak earned personal best in the 400m Individual Medley.At the SwimBC AAA Championships in March, Andrusak qualified for A finals in the 200m breaststroke and 200/400m Individual Medley, and B finals in the 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, and 100m breaststroke.Andrusak was a star with the Neptunes Summer Swim Club before moving to Victoria in 2014 to pursue swimming.Andrusak was selected for Team BC for a third straight year, training out of Victoria Commonwealth Pool with Pacific Coast swimming Club.Andrusak is considered to be a mid-distance swimmer who specializes in the individual medley (200 IM and 400 IM) but also strong in individual events including breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.The Neptunes recently completed a great season on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association circuit despite not having a home pool for training.Now that the NDCC Aquatic Centre has completed renovations, the Neptunes have already started its winter swim program.Bowling Green University, located 24 kilometers south of Toledo, Ohio, in Bowling Green, is a NCAA Division One member that competes in the Mid-American Conference. Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18.“Jordan made a great connection with [head coach] Matt [Ense] and his program and is looking forward to being a Falcon for the next four years,” said father Greg Andrusak.Andrusak specializes in IM and breaststroke, although she has a strong freestyle as well. At the Canadian Swimming Championships in Edmonton this past August, Andrusak competed in the 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, and 400m Individual Medley, qualifying for finals in all events except 200m butterfly.last_img read more

Seacom cable construction begins

first_img13 December 2007Tyco Telecommunications has announced that it has started construction on the US$650-million Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, which will link southern and eastern Africa with India and Europe by 2009, bringing down connectivity costs on the continent.“Seacom’s offerings will complement communication carriers of south and east africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks eastward through India and westward through Europe,” Tyco said in a statement on Wednesday.“The system will provide African retail carriers with equal and open access to inexpensive bandwidth, removing the international infrastructure bottleneck and supporting east and south African economic growth.”According to Tyco, the increased capacity of the cable as compared to existing infrastructure will enable the greater availability and lower cost of high-demand services such as high definition television (HDTV), peer to peer networks and internet protocol television (IPTV).Majority African ownedSouth African companies will own half of the private equity funded Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable, with total African ownership of the cable to reach 75%.The future of the 15 000km SEA Cable System (Seacom) was previously in doubt when Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that any cable landing in the country would have to be majority South African owned.Business Day reported in November that local investment company VenFin was putting in $75-million for a 25% stake in the project, while black economic empowerment companies Shanduka and Convergence Partners were each taking a 12.5% stake worth $37.5-million.The paper added that Industrial Promotion Services, a unit of Kenya-based development agency the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, had also taken a 25% stake in the cable, making it majority-owned by African investors.The group had already awarded a $10-million marine survey and engineering contract to American-based Tyco Telecommunications.“East and South African user demand for international bandwidth, whether for business, institution or individual use, has greatly surpassed the existing supply,” Herakles Telecom vice president Brian Herlihy said in the statement by Tyco. “Seacom, as an international submarine cable system, will provide significant supply at affordable prices.”According to Business Day, New York-based Herakles Telecom is a development group that has invested some $4-billion in Africa, and owns 25% of the cable.South Africa’s second national operator, Neotel, is not part of the cable-building consortium, but owns the landing rights as part of its licence and will contribute R20-million toward the project, with funds going toward the cable landing station and all related facilities within South African territory.‘Cable a success story’“We are particularly excited that the South African investors in Seacom have a 50% stake, making this [cable] one of the country’s success stories”, Neotel managing director Ajay Pandey said in a company statement.Seacom will have a capacity of 1.28 terabits per second, which is approximately 10 times the current capacity of the SAT-3 cable which runs along Africa’s west coast and connects South Africa to Europe.According to Neotel, the cable should be ready for service during 2009, placing South Africa in a much stronger position to support the 2010 Fifa World Cup, whose demand for international bandwidth, and in particular high definition television broadcasting, will be unprecedented.In addition, Neotel states it will operate the local landing station and facilities on an open access basis, thus stimulating the country’s international bandwidth market.“Neotel remains committed to a new era in the telecoms industry of South Africa where access to international bandwidth will not be as constrained.” Pandey said.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Safer community saving with locally designed stokvel app

first_imgYethu is a new locally developed app that helps make community stokvel saving safer and easier.Stokvel informal saving systems involve communities pooling money to empower them with greater purchasing power, for the greater good of the community. (Image: Pixabay CC0 Public Domain)CD AndersonYethu, a new mobile app designed to make community stokvel saving more secure and more transparent, has been created by a group of young innovators, community leaders and mobile banking experts.What are stokvels?Stokvels are invitation only clubs of twelve of more people serving as rotating credit unions or saving scheme in South Africa where members contribute fixed sums of money to a central fund on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Monies collected are often used for funerals, community celebrations, to finance education for young people, or even for group investment schemes.Historically, stokvels were created by low-income communities that were often excluded from traditional banking systems. Stokvels are still very much a way of life for many rural  and township communities  across South Africa which have limited access to banking services..Andile Mazwai, the chief executive of the National Association of Stokvels of South Africa (Nassa), reported in 2016 that there are approximately 11.5 million individuals who participate in stokvels with an estimate R45 billion collected in any given year, and that is typically the same amount of money which is saved in any given year.That’s what the Yethu app aims to solve.Based on an idea by Tuskan Owen-Thomas and Sebastian Daniels, two business students at the University of Cape Town, the development of the app involved input from mobile banking experts and interface designers, as well as, with community stokvel managers themselves, to create a streamlined, easy-to-use management system.A unique aspect of the app is that it doesn’t require the latest smartphone technology to use. It is easily adaptable to older or low-priced mobile devices.Speaking to Huffington Post South Africa, Owen-Thomas emphasised the importance of getting on-the-ground guidance in developing the app:“We spend a lot of time researching what to do, how it works, getting a lot of feedback. We’re still learning. Meeting with groups and finding out new things. I think there are a lot of people trying to get into the stokvel market, but they are trying it from an ivory tower approach. It’s an ongoing process. We meet new people, find new issues and then mould the product as we go. It’s never really finished.”Secure, transparent, accountableYethu operations manager Nosiphelo Mnyani spoke about the benefits of the app for the community to News24: “Stokvels are completely based on trust and this creates loopholes for fraud and theft. We aim to give stokvel members the security, transparency and accountability which didn’t exist previously.  We also want to give the (stokvel) leader a management tool that allows them to be more accurate, gain more interest and increase their trust.”Yethu, a diverse group of young community leaders, stokvel specialists, designers and mobile banking experts, has created a community saving app that is safe, secure and easy to use. (Image: Yethu website)Mismanagement and fraud as a result of lack of information defeats the spirit of the stokvels, says Daniels, adding that Yethu aims to “improve the financial education of the members so that they are well informed of the potential risks the current arrangements have, and also presenting them with an alternative which they can use to continue keeping their funds in the stokvels, but more securely”.The app was launched in 2016 at a presentation to stokvel groups in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The Yethu group, supported by the Allan Gray investment firm, is visiting communities around the country, demonstrating the app’s ease-of-use and peace of mind. And, so far, reaction has been positive.Daniels outlined the road ahead: “Our (current) goal is to get between 10-20 stokvel groups (roughly 150-300 people altogether) on the system to really get it strong.” While working out the kinks in the app, with assistance from users, Yethu hopes to build up to 1,000 groups on the system by the end of the year.In response to the Yethu app, Nassa has welcomed any move to effectively secure and manage the funds of its members. It hopes that a more secure saving system will give stokvel communities more confidence in long-term investments that will benefit communities.For more information on the Yethu app, visit the group’s website.Source: News24, Huffington Post South Africa, Yethu websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Surging Ateneo eyes repeat vs NU

first_imgTeam owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Running sixth with a 3-5 record, the Bulldogs are hoping to avenge their 96-83 loss to the Eagles in the first round of the season.The Warriors, meanwhile, gun for a third straight victory against the Falcons at 2 p.m.After losing their first six games, the Warriors, playing with fire and confidence, have notched back-to-back wins at the expense of the University of Santo Tomas and NU.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Ateneo isn’t letting its guard down even with a Final Four berth in UAAP Season 80 within reach.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Hoping to keep their laser-like focus, the Blue Eagles shoot for a ninth straight victory against the National U Bulldogs on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We still have to work hard, we can’t be complacent,” said Ateneo swingman Thirdy Ravena, after scoring 15 points in the 71-59 win over Adamson last Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have to have that next game mentality, that you have to prepare, you can’t be complacent. Just because you won the game, that doesn’t mean you can slack off.”Standing in the way of the Eagles’ unbeaten run is the desperate Bulldogs, who have lost four of their last five games, including a 90-77 defeat to the University of the East last Saturday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

It’s all about getting to the vantage point

first_imgShe’d been cooped up at home for several weeks with various ailments and jumped at the suggestion of a day out. “It’s baby’s day out,” we joked, as we drove to Select Citywalk. Despite the struggle she faced walking, my mother’s determination to do so was evident from her Nike ‘air’ shoes and the walking stick she sported.The beginning was promising. I parked in the space reserved for the handicapped, near the entrance. The walk to the lift was short and easily manageable for mum and soon we were strolling past glossy shop windows. After some browsing, we decided a movie was a good idea. So off I went to PVR to organise our tickets.At the cinema, I discovered that there were no easily accessible seats. Tickets for those near the hall entrance were sold out and the others required negotiating stairs. When I explained my mother’s disability to the ticket vendor, he advised me to buy ” Gold Class” tickets. These were nearly four times the cost of a regular ticket, but I didn’t hesitate for a moment: mum and I go to the movies together once a year so why not?Before the show, we made a visit to the ladies loo in the PVR complex. I guided my mother towards the handicapped bathroom and opened the door to help her in. Guess what we found? Bottles of cleaning fluids and mops piled on the closed toilet lid. The bathroom reserved for disabled people had been turned into a store room by the cleaning attendant. I summoned her and asked for an explanation. A shrug and look of disdain was what I got.advertisementOutside, I asked a cinema attendant to guide us to the hall. She indicated a flight of steps. “What?” I said, “Can’t you see my mother’s walking stick?” Taken aback at my tone, she quickly ushered us to a lift that transported us to the 5-star “Gold star” area. We got into the cinema and the young lady indicated a set of seats four steps down. I was aghast: the ticket vendor had actually sold us tickets which required negotiating stairs despite being about my mum’s disability.We will sit right here, I said firmly, indicating the seats at ground level. She started protesting, but stopped when she realised that this could turn into a noisy saga. And the ” gold” treatment just wouldn’t stop. I had to get up and ask for help several times – to operate the chair, get some cushions to prop mum’s back up, get some drinking water and so on.Cinema staff complied sulkily and didn’t even give us the juice that comes free with the ticket. It’s just as well that Hritik, Abhay and Farhan were entertaining enough to distract us from the abrasive aftermath of dealing with them.The PVR cinema experience provides an example of how illprepared institutions are in dealing with disability. My mother says she has encountered a similar lack of sensitivity in restaurants and airlines. Instead of being helpful, the staff are rude and actually do their best to pretend the situation of handicap doesn’t exist.This is a worrying scenario, since all of us are likely to experience disability at some stage: an achy back, fracture or shortness of breath caused by old age, can limit our movements.But public spaces in the city don’t take this into account. Every single shopping complex requires you to climb steps, or walk on pavements that are hazardous. A stroll in the popular M block market in GK1 provides a perfect example of how inaccessible sidewalks can be, even for fully functional people. We have no building regulations on the materials permissible for pavements, unlike Western countries. So a shopkeeper who fancies Italian marble can use this to pave the space outside his shop, just as his neighbour can choose Jaipur sandstone. These individual pavements can even be at different heights from each other! The worst part is if you slip and break your leg while walking on them, you can’t sue the shopkeeper or even the market association.Still, the absence of regulations doesn’t absolve people of their responsibility towards creating an accessible environment for the handicapped. Cinemas like PVR should reserve at least two seats for disabled people right at the hall entrances. Training to sensitise staff to different disabilities should be a mandatory. And the toilet reserved for the handicapped should certainly be functional.When and if this happens, my mother and others like her may actually be able to enjoy a movie at PVR. And buy a regular ticket instead of gold class.advertisementlast_img read more