Pollen warning for asthma patients

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Table toppers play out boring draw

first_imgBy Iacovos ConstantinouThe long awaited top of the table clash between Apollonas and APOEL on Friday evening ended in a dull goalless draw disappointing both sets of fans who had turned up to watch the game.The pattern of the game was set out from the very early stages with Apollonas dropping deep and allowing APOEL plenty of possession and hoping to catch them on the break. Despite their possession APOEL could hardly muster a clear-cut chance in the first half even though Sheridan did find the net but the ‘goal’ was disallowed by the assistant referee for offside. It was a difficult call for the assistant and even TV replays proved inconclusive.In the other end Apollonas striker Gaston Sangoy, not the quickest of strikers, was all alone chasing long balls against probably the best central defencing pairing in the league.In the second half Apollonas upped their game and almost managed to take the lead in a rare swift counter attack but Lopes blasted the ball wide with only keeper Pardo to beat.APOEL’s Tomas de Vincenti fired just wide after a melee in the penalty area and Apollonas’ keepr Vale had to be at his best to keep out a Morais header.With the final whistle APOEL may feel somewhat disappointed by the result as they were the better side but were found wanting in the final third of the pitch. On the other hand Apollonas should be satisfied with the draw as it keeps them two points off the top.last_img read more

Formula One champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

first_imgAs fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes “So I have decided to follow my heart, and my heart has told me just to stop there, to call it a day.”Rosberg said he made the decision on Monday, a day after finishing second at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to clinch the F1 title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“I am on the peak, so this feels right,” he said.He wrote on Facebook of the difficulties he faced over a season that took a toll on people close to him: “It was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target.” Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “If you accomplish your goal, then there’s no reason to stay around,” track and field’s athlete of the year Usain Bolt said upon hearing the news in Monaco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “I’m probably one of the only people that it was not a surprise to,” Hamilton said. He later added: “Will I miss the rivalry? Of course.”The three-time champion said he would help Mercedes look for a replacement.“I’m interested to see who would want to be my teammate, and respect anyone that would want to,” Hamilton said.Rosberg said it had been his dream, “my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One world champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain.”In an online video, the German said: “I’m not willing to do it again next year.”Rosberg won 23 races (tied for 12th all-time) and 30 pole positions (8th) from 206 races since his debut in 2006.He began thinking of retirement after winning in Suzuka in early October, “when the destiny of the title was in my own hands.”Mercedes chief Toto Wolff paid tribute to Rosberg for making a “brave decision.”“He has chosen to leave at the pinnacle of his career, as world champion, having achieved his childhood dream,” Wolff said. “The clarity of his judgment meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me.”Rosberg is the first reigning champion to retire since Alain Prost in 1993. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club FILE – This is a Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 file photo of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany as he celebrates winning the World Championship during the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rosburg announced Friday Dec. 2, 2016 that he will retire from Formula One racing. APQuitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship.“I have decided to end my Formula One career. I had a very, very clear dream, that was to become Formula One world champion. I have achieved this childhood dream now and I am not willing to do that sort of commitment again,” Rosberg said in Vienna.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Rosberg had a strained relationship with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. They came up through the karting circuits to became fierce rivals in F1, constantly needling each other in the media. They dueled for the F1 championship for the last three years. Rosberg was runner-up to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, but hung on this year to relieve Hamilton of the title in the final race.Rosberg’s father, Keke, the 1982 F1 champion, said after watching his son in Abu Dhabi that the strain of fighting Hamilton was sapping him.“I don’t know how much it’s taken out of him,” Keke Rosberg said on Sunday. “Maybe he retires tomorrow.”All observers thought that was a quip. Mercedes said on its website that Rosberg “will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect.”Hamilton said he was not surprised by his teammate’s decision.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Tiamzon enjoys guidance of veteran teammates in Perlas

first_imgMOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swing Out Sister back to PH this April And the guidance she constantly gets from her older teammates has been paying off.Tiamzon was instrumental in the Spikers’ win as she put up 11 points off the bench to help Perlas improve to 3-2.“My teammates really believe in me, and you will see how much they trust each other,” said Tiamzon. “Everyone trusts each other, and they also put that trust in me and that trust is a big boost to my confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT UP’s Nicole Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERnetFor the better part of her career, Nicole Tiamzon has had the leadership role in whatever team she’s in.She’s captained University of the Philippines for several years and was also considered as one of the leaders in Foton.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seaba: Thailand whips debuting Vietnam for 2nd win For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ In the inaugural season of the Premier Volleyball League, however, Tiamzon is considered as the ‘baby’ in the Perlas roster.“I was used to being the senior in UP then when I got here I’m treated as the baby,” said Tiamzon Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre after helping the Spikers overcome Bali Pure in five sets, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I have to respect the veterans and I have to listen to them because they’re the ones who have the experience and my teammates really help me. I’m sure I will learn a lot from them.”Tiamzon now plays under the tutelage of veterans Sue Roces, Dzi Gervacio and Amanda Villanueva.  End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak View commentslast_img read more

Aquaculture Seminar to Boost Jobs, Business for Youth

first_imgThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Liberia (GOL) will today begin a ten-day aquaculture training seminar in Compound #2, Grand Bassa County, on economic development through youth employment, entrepreneurship, and improved nutrition and poverty reduction.The ten-day seminar is organized by FAO in partnership with the government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) and the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The training is expected to bring together 40 participants, mainly youths from Grand Bassa and Margibi counties. Others will include officials from the MYS, aquaculture experts from FAO, the BNF, young Liberian entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders.The participants of the seminar are expected to also acquire fish farming and hatchery management techniques, better business development strategy as well as develop a training guide that will be used as a reference tool for youth aquaculture.FAO provided up to US$492,000 under its Technical Cooperation with the GOL. The project is entitled “Creating Aquaculture Enterprise for Youth Employment, Poverty Reduction and Food Security.” The training is in line with FAO Strategic Objectives 2, 3, and 4 focusing mainly on rural sustainable development agriculture and rural poverty reduction. It is aligned with the United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF) Pillar II (Sustainable Economic Transformation), and is also contributing to the FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) for sustainable agriculture development. The FAO-funded initiative is geared toward building the capacity of 600 vulnerable youth in aquaculture development in four regions in Liberia comprising Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties.According to a release, youth unemployment has been a major challenge to the government; with the 2010 Labor Force Survey conducted by the government and its partners showing high rates of vulnerable youth unemployment in the country, especially in rural areas, with an overall rate of 86 percent.The objective of the training, the release said, is to develop small business management skills, gender wealth creation opportunities, and develop the potentials of young people for a sustainable aquaculture entrepreneurship. Phase two of the training seminar will be conducted in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County, from June 27 to July 7 for an additional 40 youth participants. The two seminars are expected to bring the number of youths trained in both Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount counties to 80.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Legal Issues Cannot Be Politicized in Media”

first_imgFormer City Solicitor Attorney Sam Solomon, who is part of the legal tussle over the Emma Dean Cox Building on Benson and Center Streets in Monrovia, told the Daily Observer yesterday that he does not believe in using the media to resolve legal issues.He was making reference to a recent publication in the Daily Observer in which Jeremiah Kringar Harris, grandson of the late Jeremiah Harris, said his family had not authorized Atty. Solomon to administer his grandfather’s estate.Atty. Solomon said the case is before a court of competent jurisdiction, and had gone through numerous proceedings.“First of all the Emma Dean Cox representatives, to be specific, Dr. Ayele Ajavon Cox, has hired several lawyers but who may have realized that their client may be contesting for a property not her own.“A petition was filed at the Supreme Court which Justice Kabi’neh Ja’neh presided (over) and mandated the Civil Law Court to conduct an investigative survey to determine the owner of this particular property,” Atty. Solomon said.He said consistent with the mandate, a survey was conducted with representatives of all parties on February 12, 2010, which was completed with a recommendation that the property belonged to the estate of Jeremiah Harris.“It’s unfortunate that when the survey was completed and submitted to the Supreme Court the other party did not contest the findings.“It is only the law that can give property or settle differences and hand over any property to its rightful owners and not through any form of politicization in the media,” he said. He said under the laws of Liberia, “Emma Dean Cox’s family should have known better, especially when the findings after the survey favoring Dr. Jeremiah Harris were predicated upon the mandate of the Supreme Court of Liberia.”“It is unfair for Emma Dean Cox’s family to raise extraneous contention to evade the province of the law,” Atty. Solomon said.On the issue of Atty. Beford Saa Tamba, who hosted the famous Tamba Court on the premises of the disputed building, and who claimed he allowed Atty. Solomon to reside on the property when he was in dire need in 1985, Atty. Solomon refuted the claim and said Atty. Tamba, “never brought me to this building and I will never give credence to such concerted and unfounded pronouncement and revelation he made in the media.”With reference to Mr. Jeremiah Kringar Harris, the grandson of the late Jeremiah Harris of Grand Bassa Couny, Atty. Solomon said “It is funny and ridiculous for him to give revelations that don’t resemble the truth since Dr. Jeremiah Mulbah Harris is not the same as Jeremiah Harris that he claimed to be his grandfather.”Atty. Solomon said it is regrettable that when the Court of Arbitration under Charles Caine completed its work, with maps and deeds on the disputed land and recommended to the Supreme Court that it belonged to Jeremiah Harris, Emma Dean Cox’s representatives did not raise any objection but simply abandoned the case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TIP unit records first conviction for 2018

first_imgDear Editor,On January 4, 2018, Mr Jagetram Hariram, An East Coast Demerara bar owner, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $100,000. He was charged for the recruitment, transportation and harbouring of a 14-year-old for the purpose of labour exploitation. The act occurred between February 1, 2016 and March 18, 2016.This is testament to the commitment of the Ministry of Social Protection, led by the Honourable Amna Ally, Minister of Social Protection, to purge Guyana from the notoriety associated with being a known source and destination country for which men, women and children are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour.The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Department of the Ministry of Social Protection has aggressively tackled human trafficking through training, sensitization and awareness campaigns, and providing victim support services to survivors of human trafficking in 2017. It has commenced implementation of its 2018 work program, which is designed to bridge the remaining gaps and continue to build on the achievements of 2018.According to the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 2004, forced labour is defined as “labour or services obtained or maintained through force, threat of force, or means of coercion or physical restraint.” The act defines a minor as any person below the age of 18.After being ranked on the United States’ Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report as a tier two (2) country for three consecutive years (2013-2015), Guyana was, on June 27, 2017, reclassified to tier one (1) status; being a tier one (1) country means the Government has fully met the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.Sincerely,Public Relations DepartmentMinistry of Social Protectionlast_img read more

GAWU condemns non-payment of severance

first_imgThe Guyana Sugar Corporation’s recent declaration that some 374 sugar workers attached to the now closed Wales Sugar Estate must be transferred to the Uitvlugt Estate was strongly condemned by their union, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).GAWU President Komal Chand, in an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday,GAWU President Komal Chandresponded to GuySuCo’s clarification that for the requisite categories, it was under no legal obligation to pay the workers severance. The GAWU President outlined that workers would not accept such a move.“All hell will break loose across Guyana if the employer has to decide about their entitlement, that is why workers over the years have fought for their rights with trade unions,” Chand posited.Regarding the East Demerara Estate no longer offering cane planting work to employees, Chand noted that this meant that workers’ tasks were made redundant and they should be paid severance packages.GuySuCo on Monday noted that the Wales sugar workers would remain on the Wales payroll and would be given a disturbance allowance to travel to Uitvlugt, adding that this situation was not peculiar under the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA). The Sugar Corporation added that the Wales workers could become entitled to severance if their contracts were ended in keeping with sections 12 and 21 (1) of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA).Chand, however, related that the law was clear, adding that the workers were entitled to their severance. He further explained that the CLA in 1976 did not foresee the closure of estates.It was on Friday that GuySuCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Errol Hanoman told another section of the media that 389 workers had opted for severance last year when the closure was announced. He revealed that 428 staffers remained with the Sugar Corporation, and 374 of them would be transferred to Uitvlugt while the others would remain as support staff.GuySuCo further stressed that cane harvesters and cane transport operators could still be transferred, noting that the offer was still open.Meanwhile, on Monday, GAWU met with more than 40 workers attached to the East Demerara Estate (Enmore/LBI), who explained that the entity’s management had disclosed that the Estate would no longer offer cane planting work. As such, many workers called for severance pay as their traditional tasks were no longer required.Guyana Times had been told that as per normal, in each plot, 20 per cent new canes were planted and the remainder was left for old canes to grow back. However, as the cane planting has ended there, GAWU suggested that GuySuCo was gearing up to close down operations at the East Demerara Estate.“The decision by the Corporation to end cane planting is testimony that the Estate is being geared for closure. Interestingly, so far, no official announcement to that end has been made either by the Government or by the GuySuCo, yet the Corporation is implementing steps indicating the Estate’s closure,” GAWU said on Monday.Workers attached to the defunct Wales Estate had gathered outside the factory gates on Monday, to reiterate calls for outstanding severance packages. On Friday, workers bolted from a meeting with several Government Ministers when Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan disclosed that GuySuCo could not afford to pay workers severance benefits.The Wales workers have been protesting over the past few months and many have noted the difficulties they were encountering with finding consistent employment.Government closed Wales Estate as a result of the billions of dollars it accrued in losses over the years. It was at high-level sugar consultations last year with GuySuCo, the Union and the Opposition that Government disclosed that only three estates would be kept open.last_img read more

‘Hello fourth round!’ Arsenal fans VERY confident ahead of Spurs match

first_img1 Arsenal fans are very confident ahead of the Tottenham match in the Capital One Cup third round There are some Gooners who believe a place in the Capital One Cup fourth round is already secure.Arsenal were drawn against north London rivals Tottenham in the third round, with the White Hart Lane clash set for September.Matches between the two bitter enemies are always lively affairs and supporters from both sides of the divide have already begun fanning the flames.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans ahead, some of whom were in confident mood…last_img read more