Monthly Archives: September 2020

South Sudan’s ongoing violence and the threat of famine raises concern

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first_imgThe worlds youngest Nation, South Sudan, marked four years of independence on Thursday. But for most citizens, there was little to celebrate. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in an ongoing conflict in the country and nearly two million others displaced from their homes. South Sudan Faces Famine Threat South Sudan government denies renewed violence in Malakal region Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan Ongoing Despite Ceasefire Agreementlast_img

Mugabe blames refugee crisis on ‘external forces’

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first_imgZimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has blamed the ongoing refugee crisis on interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations.While addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Mugabe said that the harrowing scenes od desperate refugees seeking shelter from instability and war have been caused by destabilizing policies of ‘external forces’.Mugabe went ahead to say that the tragic situation could have been avoided through the respect of independent countries and non-interference in their internal affairs.The 91-year old also denounced what he termed as ‘illegal’ sanctions imposed on his country by the US and the European Union, calling for their immediate and unconditional removal.Mugabe also told the Assembly that Zimbabwe has peace and does not want war. That the country does not want any interference, and does not also want to hear talk of a regime change at all.last_img read more

Doctors save man by using alcohol

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first_img Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Doctors save man by using alcohol by: – December 24, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share A small amount of absolute alcohol was injected to produce a small controlled heart attackUK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead near Bristol, had an unusual heart rhythm called ventricular tachychardia that can be fatal if left unchecked. Medics had tried to treat it using standard methods but with no success. They resorted to using pure ethanol to trigger a controlled heart attack and kill off some of his heart muscle. Ethanol ablationThe procedure involved passing a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin and guiding it up towards the heart. Once the catheter identifies which part of the heart the dangerous rhythms are coming from, the ethanol dose can be delivered. This kills the area of the heart muscle causing the problem allowing the heart’s rhythm to return to normal.This rare treatment has only been conducted a handful of times in the UK. Cardiologist Dr Tom Johnson, who carried out the procedure at the Bristol Heart Institute, said Mr Aldom was now “much better”. “He wasn’t going to leave hospital unless something was done. There was no other option.”Mr Aldom, who is now out of hospital, said: “I think it’s wonderful that the doctors tried everything to help me. “If they hadn’t have done this I wouldn’t be here now.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Regional body moves to protect spiny lobster

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first_img Share Share Food & DiningLifestyleNewsRegional Regional body moves to protect spiny lobster by: – February 18, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 192 Views   no discussions BELIZE CITY — The executive committee of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says it is working on “legal instruments” to strengthen regional cooperation for the conservation, management and sustainable use of the spiny lobster and the protection of its habitat.The 22ndmeeting of the (CRFM) executive, which concluded Friday in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, saw a two-day deliberation on matters such as coral reef management, the lobster fishery, and cooperation between CARICOM States and the French Islands in fisheries.“The Committee addressed a number of important regional initiatives designed to ensure sustainable use of our fisheries resources and protect the marine ecosystems,” said Milton Haughton, CRFM Executive Director.The CRFM executive committee consists of representatives of six member states of the regional inter-governmental fisheries organisation. The membership of the committee is drawn from the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, a group of government officials, fishers and representatives of private companies from CARICOM states tasked with providing technical support to the CRFM.Jamaica Observerlast_img read more

Work to commence on 41 new homes for the indigenous people in November

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first_img Tweet LocalNews Work to commence on 41 new homes for the indigenous people in November by: – August 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Hon. Reginald Austrie. (file photo)The Roosevelt Skerrit led administration has received $US1.4 million dollars which is the first portion for the construction of forty-one new houses for the Kalinago territory.Housing Minister Reginald Austrie says the project which is being funded by the Chinese Government could begin in November of this year.“Eight sites were initially identified but there is tremendous infrastructural work to be done so we are focusing on four sites for the time being,” he said.Austrie said in the first instance, four houses will be done in Salybia, five in Bataka, two in Concord and four in Mahaut River.“The tendering documents have gone out and we are hoping to receive them back in two week. We are hoping that before independence the actual construction could start”, he said.The Minister also hinted that a ground breaking ceremony could be held in November, which will pave the way for actual construction.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share Share 6 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

CARICOM to consult on youth development action plan

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first_img Share GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The CARICOM Secretariat has embarked on a series of stakeholder consultations in five member states – Belize, Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica and St Vincent and the Grenadines — to solicit feedback on the draft CARICOM youth development action plan (CYDAP) 2012 – 2017. The CYDAP, which was developed in a consultative process gives expression to Declaration of Paramaribo on the future of youth in the Caribbean Community. The declaration was issued by CARICOM heads of government following a special summit on youth development held in Suriname in January of last year. CARICOM heads of government convened the summit to discuss the seminal report of the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) titled Eye on the Future, Invest in Youth Now for Tomorrow’s Future. The report provided a comprehensive analysis of the situation of youth in the Caribbean and made significant recommendations on how to improve the well-being of Caribbean youth. Central elements of CYDAP include six CARICOM youth development goals: health and well being; participation, governance and partnerships, culture, identity and citizenship; education and economic empowerment; integrated and coordinated policy and institutional framework; and protection, safety and security. These goals are driven by a strengthened regional strategy for youth development.Consultations have to date engaged officials from public and private sector and civil society agencies, including youth and faith based organizations (FBOs) in Belize and The Bahamas.Dr Heather Johnson, CARICOM Secretariat’s deputy programme manager, youth and community development said, “The consultations have not only generated feedback to inform the finalization of the CYDAP and also reinforced the value of bringing a strategic cross section of stakeholders together to discuss the national policy and action in the context of a common multi-sectoral agenda.”The consultations will move to Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Haiti in the ensuing weeks. The draft CARICOM youth development action plan will be submitted to the 22nd meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) which will focus on youth, sport and culture, in January 2012.Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional CARICOM to consult on youth development action plan by: – December 6, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Josephine Gabriel employee accused of stealing granted $56, 000.00 bail

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first_imgLocalNews Josephine Gabriel employee accused of stealing granted $56, 000.00 bail by: – January 23, 2012 110 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comAn employee of Josephine Gabriel and Company Limited who was arrested for allegedly stealing almost $25, 000.00 from the company has been granted bail in the sum of $56, 000.00.Thirty-five years old Andra Pascal d of Tarish Pit, Stockfarm was not required to plead to the charge of theft when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste on Monday.Theft is an indictable offense which can only be tried by a judge and jury, therefore Pascal was not required to enter a plea however the Preliminary Investigation into the matter will be done at the Magistrate’s Court.According to the charge the Defendant allegedly stole $24, 065.63 from the company between the 24th day of July to the 14th day of September, 2011. Patrick Prosper of Stockfarm her uncle in law stood as surety on her behalf.Prosper told the Court that he has confidence in Mrs. Pascal and is willing to stand as surety knowing that his property could be seized if she breached the terms of her bail.Prosper also told the Court that he has sufficient influence on the Defendant, he sees her every day, he has her contact number and will ensure that she attends Court hearings on the stipulated dates and times.Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste in granting the Defendant bail warned her that she should report every Thursday at the Roseau Police Station between the hours of 7am and 7pm.The Preliminary Investigation has been scheduled for the 2nd of July, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Leicester City Fans worried over Ndidi’s Injury

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first_imgLeicester City fans across the world are worried that the Super Eagles star, Wifred Ndidi, will miss football action for a month after the surgery on Thursday. Foxes manager, Brendan Rodgers, confirmed before his side’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa that Ndidi picked up a knock in training, and will need to undergo surgery that will keep him out of action for a few weeks. “Wilfred took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow. That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again, Rodgers said. Ndidi’s absence will be a big miss for Leicester as he is one Foxes best players this season. Rodgers’ side have surpassed expectations this season with Leicester sitting in second place on the Premier League table, and Ndidi has played a major role in it. With his absence for the next one month, Foxes fans have expressed their feelings on social media.Advertisement Ndidi will undergo a minor knee operation on Thursday that is expected to keep him out of action until February. The Leicester City midfielder was a surprise absentee from the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. Rodgers explained an hour before the game that the Nigerian was out for a few weeks with injury, and the City boss clarified the details in his post-match interview, revealing that Ndidi had damaged his meniscus, a piece of cartilage in the knee, in training on Tuesday. Read Also:Iwobi, Ndidi listed among most expensive players in the world “It was just unfortunate,” Rodgers said on Ndidi’s injury. “He nicked his meniscus just changing direction FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow Loading… last_img read more

Young Leicester Fan asks for Iheanacho’s shirt after FA Cup Match

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first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left In the early days of the season, Brendan Rodgers didn’t see Iheanacho fit enough to make the matchday squad in the Premier League. The Nigerian was quickly relegated from a first-team player under Claude Puel to a squad role by Rodgers and will only be selected for the League Cup besides his bench role in the league. A consistent run of goal-scoring performances in the League Cup helped the Young forward find his confidence and make a case for his return to Rodgers’ plans. Since then he has started four premier league matches in 9 appearances and scored three times. His biggest impact this season though have come in the Cup competitions for Leicester City. He has a perfect record in the League and FA Cups, registering four goals in four League cup appearances and one in one the FA Cup. In the fourth round of the FA Cup, his first appearance this season, Iheanacho scored a 4th-minute goal against Brentford and it proved the winner. During the game at Griffin Park, a Young Leicester fan held up a cardboard asking the Nigerian for his shirt. The pair had met in the past and took a picture together, which the kid attached as a reminder to the player. “He’s magic… Kelechi Iheanacho PLEASE MAY I HAVE YOUR SHIRT ? 14 KELECHI JOSEP,” the appeal read. The forward played only 68 minutes against Brentford before he was recalled for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Apparently, he obliged the kid, who was visibly excited with his hero’s gesture. The revitalized Iheanacho could also make a return to the National team again for the first time in over a year. His last appearance for Nigeria came in November of 2018 in a cameo appearance against Uganda in an international friendly. read also:Ndidi injured, Iheanacho on for 10 minutes as Leicester, Chelsea draw The forward has been one of the most consistent Super Eagles players in Europe since the turn of the year and will be in contention for World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 From the brink of irrelevance, Kelechi Iheanacho has managed to turn his season around at Leicester City, winning the confidence of the Manager and also putting smiles on the fan’s faces. Loading… last_img read more

Man Utd emerge EPL club with highest wage bill, Barca claim Europe’s top spot

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first_img Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone According to accounts filed to Companies House, bitter rivals Man City are close behind United having paid out a cool £315m. And Real Madrid and Liverpool make up the top five big spenders at £312m and £310m respectively. The Anfield club’s pay out on staff rose 17.5 per cent from the previous year to lift them into the top five above Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. United’s main earner for the period was Chilean flop Alexis Sanchez who was raking in an eye-watering £505,000-a-week.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Coronavirus: EPL clubs to lose over £100m monthly if outbreak forces fan ban Barcelona sit top of the list thanks in no small part to their weekly weigh out of £1.525m just on Lionel Messi (£900k) and Luis Suarez (£625k). Further down the list, Bundesliga champs Bayern weighed out £292m on players and staff while Chelsea, Juve and Arsenal were not far behind with figures of £285m, £281m and £230m. PSG’s outlay is only available for 2017/18 but the £290m recorded then still ranks them as Europe’s seventh biggest spenders on wages. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Manchester United’s staggering wage bill was the Premier League’s highest for 2018/19. The Red Devils paid out a whopping £332million in salaries for the period but that is still more than £100m less than LaLiga giants Barcelona. David De Gea on £375k-a-week, Paul Pogba on £290k-a-week and Anthony Martial – whose wages rose to £200k-a-week in January 2019 – are three of United’s other highest earners.last_img read more