Iloilo health sector urged to combat air pollution

first_imgIf people do not take urgent action onair pollution, Lopez said, “We will never come close to achieving sustainabledevelopment,” Lopez said, citing the warning of WHO director general Dr. TedrosGhebreyesus. In a forum dubbed “Defending PublicHealth from Air Pollution” held recently at St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo, RamonSan Pascual, executive director of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) SoutheastAsia, said air pollution is not just an environmental issue. For his part, Paeng Lopez, HealthEnergy Initiative Campaigner of HCWH Southeast Asia, said air pollutionthreatens everyone, particularly the poorest and the marginalized people. “By reducing air pollution, countriescan reduce stroke, heart diseases, and lung cancer, among others,” said Lopez.(PIA/PN) The most affected sectors by airpollution are children, women, and outdoor workers, said Lopez. “Pneumonia is the leading cause ofdeath in children under five years of age; while women working in smokykitchens are exposed to high levels of household air pollution, and people whowork outdoors such as street vendors and traffic enforcers are affected by airpollution,” he added. Air pollution is a silent killer,causing seven million deaths around the world every year, he stressed. ILOILO City – The health sector hereshould lead the campaign against air pollution, considering the negativeeffects of polluted air to children, women and other vulnerable sectors,according to an international nongovernment organization (NGO) that works totransform healthcare worldwide. “The World Health Organization (WHO)considers it a health concern as well. Air pollution has become a leading causeof death,” said Pascual.last_img read more

Deal believed to be agreed between Mourinho and United

first_imgAlthough the club have yet to make a formal announcement to the New York Stock Exchange, it’s believed that Mourinho has agreed the terms of a contract with the club following a meeting with Ed Woodward. The contract length and terms have yet to be revealed, with United believed to be preparing to make an official statement today.last_img

Lonzo Ball will make Lakers debut Oct. 19 vs. Clippers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Clippers also will have a new look after trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for a package of players that included Patrick Beverley. The Clippers also re-signed Blake Griffin to a new five-year, $173-million contract and added guard Milos Teodosic and forward Danilo Gallinari over the summer.Paul and the Rockets open the season Oct. 17 when they visit the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the second game of an opening-night doubleheader on TNT. Houston also will play a Christmas game, facing Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder in one of five holiday contests.The remainder of the NBA’s 82-game regular-season schedule will be revealed Monday. Paul’s return to Staples Center to face the Clippers for the first time since the trade figures to draw a good deal of attention when the rest of the scheduled is announced, a date to be circled in red ink. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lonzo Ball will make his NBA debut when the Lakers and Clippers renew their Hallway Series rivalry in a season-opening matchup on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Staples Center, the league announced Thursday afternoon. The Lakers will be the designated home team.The Lakers also will play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a Christmas evening game.Both games will start at 7:30 p.m., and will be broadcast nationally on TNT.Ball, the No. 2 selection in the draft in June, has given the Lakers a new look and a new hope for 2017-18. The former UCLA point guard showed glimpses of his potential during the NBA Summer League last month in Las Vegas, where his every move, with and without the ball, was studied and discussed at length.last_img read more

Patriots file tampering charges against Texans, report says

first_imgWhether or not the Texans have to pay a punishment for tampering, the fact remains that the Patriots really do not want to part ways with Caserio.Bill Belichick speaks very highly of him.”He contributes in a lot of different ways and I’m glad I have him,” the coach said in December 2014. “I need him.” The Patriots are not happy about the Texans’ pursuit of their director of player personnel.In fact, according to ESPN, New England has filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Texans for their attempted hire of Nick Caserio. Texans to interview former Browns GM Ray Farmer, report says Texans fire GM Brian Gaine less than 2 years into 5-year dealcenter_img The NFL will now begin investigating, according to the report.The Patriots filed tampering charges Wednesday against the Houston Texans for the attempted general manager hire of Nick Caserio, league sources told ESPN.The NFL now is expected to gather relevant informant to open its investigation against Houston, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2019Houston has long wanted Caserio to be part of its organization. Related News The team asked for permission to interview the 43-year-old last year after general manager Rick Smith stepped down, but the Patriots declined.Then, after firing Smith’s replacement, Brian Gaine, last week, Houston again asked the Patriots for permission to speak to Caserio.The Patriots reportedly had not gotten back to the Texans as of Tuesday and there seemed to be no movement on that front anywhere.Until now, as New England is apparently very miffed at whatever Houston is trying to do.last_img read more

Mason City man accused of trying to run over deputy in Winnebago County

first_imgFOREST CITY — A Mason City man is in jail after being accused of trying to run over a Winnebago County deputy.A criminal complaint says a Forest City police officer pulled over 25-year-old Marcus Hughes on the night of May 25th in the 1100 block of US Highway 69. A sheriff’s deputy later arrived with a K-9, with the dog indicating the presence of drugs in the vehicle. While the deputy was speaking to Hughes, he allegedly attempted to run the deputy over.  The police officer chased Hughes’ vehicle and stopped it about a mile away.Hughes has been charged with assault on a police officer with the intent to injure, interference with official acts with the intent to inflict serious injury, eluding, and third offense possession of marijuana. He’s being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a total of $15,000 bond.last_img read more

Steven Duggar injures left shoulder on diving catch, exits early against Nationals

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Giants right fielder Steven Duggar flew through the air to make a tremendous diving catch on Wednesday against the Nationals.The catch helped save the Giants a few runs, but it could cost Duggar a trip to the injured list.Duggar winced in pain and immediately grabbed his left shoulder following the catch in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game. Duggar received attention from the training staff in the dugout and did not return to the field in the top of the fifth inning.Austin …last_img

Myths from Hell

first_imgMany speak of God’s green earth and rejoice in its beauty, but James Trefil tells us it was born from hell.  In his article in Astronomy (Dec 2007), entitled, “Earth’s Fiery Start” he spoke with eyewitness confidence: Earth hasn’t always been a green and pleasant place.  In fact, our planet’s infancy was a violent, chaotic time.  When you visualize the hellish conditions back then, it’s hard to reconcile it with the lush planet we see now….In any case, once all this turmoil ceased, … Earth settled down into a comfortable middle age – an age that allowed intelligence to evolve and ponder our planet’s tumultuous beginnings.No doubt about it.  But how would he know?  Too bad the next article in the same issue puzzled over the recent discovery of a cosmic alignment of the solar system and cosmic background radiation (see 10/02/2007).  Dragan Huterer considered all the leading theories for this coincidence, only to conclude, “In each case, the explanation either introduces more coincidences than it solves, or else is simply not consistent with our knowledge of the solar system or the universe’s beginnings.”In his casual causal tale of philosophy from fire and mind from mindlessness, Yoda Trefil mentioned the Bible only to treat it like mythology:Conditions were so different back then that geologists refer to the first several hundred million years as the “Hadean” period, to conjure up ancient visions of hell.  In the words of University of Maryland geologist Roberta Rudnick, “The name is classical, but the image is biblical.”Pick your myth: intelligence from a mindless hell, or “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27).  If the former, explain how you could know it is intelligence.  Maybe pondering the 10/28/2007 Dilbert cartoon would help.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Domestic flights in South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa has a number of airlines flying between its major cities, and some of its smaller ones, with fares ranging from first-class to cut-price economy. Flights can be booked online from anywhere in the world.South African low-cost airline Mango is owned by South African Airways (Photo: Mango Airlines, Facebook)South Africa has a number of airlines flying between its major cities as well as to some of its smaller ones, with fares ranging from first-class to cut-price economy. Flights can be booked online from anywhere in the world.Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) was formed to own and operate the nine principal South African airports, including the three main international gateways – OR Tambo International (Johannesburg), Cape Town International and King Shaka International (Durban). The other six are Bram Fischer (Bloemfontein), Port Elizabeth, Upington, East London, George and Kimberley.There are several other privately owned international airports in South Africa, including Lanseria International, outside Johannesburg, and Nelspruit Airport/Kruger Mpumalanga International, conveniently situated near the country’s major wildlife reserves.Acsa is a partially state-owned company.See Acsa’s website.Seven major domestic airlines operate in the country, as well as a number of smaller charter airline companies.South African Airways, South African Express and Airlink fly between all the major cities and to some of the smaller ones.Kulula.com and Mango offer cut-price flights on the more popular routes between Johannesburg (OR Tambo and Lanseria), Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and George.British Airways, operated by Comair, operates flights between the major centres.All flight operators offer online booking services, with payment by credit card or directly into the relevant bank account.You need to be at the airport 90 minutes before departure for domestic flights.Kulula.comKulula.com offers low-cost, single-class flights between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International and Lanseria airports, and Cape Town, Durban, George, East London and Port Elizabeth. It has also added other southern African countries to its itinerary, and flies to Windhoek, Harare, Mauritius, Victoria Falls and Livingstone, and flies from Nairobi.Call centre: 0861 KULULA / 0861 585852International bookings (from outside SA): +27 11 921 0500General enquiries: [email protected] bookings: [email protected] online bookingsMangoA no-frills carrier operated by SAA, Mango offers low-cost, single-class flights between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International and Lanseria airports, and Cape Town, Durban, George, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein. Mango also flies from OR Tambo International to Zanzibar.Reservations: +27 11 978 1111Call centre: 086 100 1234Call centre from outside SA: Johannesburg: +27 11 359 1222, Cape Town: +27 21 936 1061E-mail: [email protected] online bookingsSouth African AirwaysSouth Africa’s national carrier flies locally between Johannesburg (from OR Tambo International and Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, George, Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Kimberley, Polokwane, Richards Bay, Upington, Nelspruit/Kruger, Hoedspruit, Skukuza, Phalaborwa, Mmabatho, Sun City, Pretoria, Manzini and Maseru – as well as into Southern Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. It offers economy, business and first class cabins.Reservations: +27 11 978 1111Call centre: 0861 FLY SAA (0861 359 722)Call centre from outside SA: +27 11 978 5313E-mail: [email protected] online bookingsAirlinkAirlink flies locally between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, George, Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Kimberley, Polokwane, Upington, Sishen, Nelspruit/Kruger, Phalaborwa, Skukuza, Pretoria, Manzini and Maseru – as well as into Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Mozambique. Classes are economy, business and first.Customer care and head office: +27 11 451 7300 / +27 10 590 3170Call centre: 0861 FLY SAA (0861 359 722)Call centre from outside SA: +27 11 978 5313 (customer support online bookings) +27 11 978 1111Group bookings: +27 11 451 7300 or +27 10 590 3170E-mail: [email protected] African Airlink online bookingsSouth African ExpressSA Express flies locally between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Hoedspruit, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Mahikeng, Richard’s Bay and Pilansberg – as well as into Botswana, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Flights are in economy and business class.Call centre: 0861 FLY SAA (0861 359 722)Reservations: +27 11 978 1111, E-mail [email protected] Reservations: +27 11 978 9905, E-mail [email protected] African Express online bookingsBritish AirwaysOperated by Comair, British Airways offers return flights to and from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and the Kruger National Park in economy, premier economy, business/club or first class. It has a codeshare agreement with Kulula.com.Reservations: +27 11 921 0222 option 1British Airways online bookingsFlySafairA wholly owned subsidiary of Safair, the aviation cargo and aircraft leasing company, FlySafair is a low cost, no frills airline that operates between Cape Town and Johannesburg (OR Tambo International), Durban, East London, George, and Port Elizabeth. Like other low cost carriers, it has a buy-on-board programme when it comes to food and drinks.Reservations: 087 135 1351; email: [email protected] online bookingsOR Tambo International AirportOR Tambo International Airport flight information: 086 7277 888OR Tambo International Airport help desk: +27 11 921 6262Online booking servicesA number of independent web-based agencies offer pricing comparisons between the airlines, and online booking services. These include:Travelstart, which also powers the SA Tourism bookings page;SA Airlines;SA Flights; and,Cheap Flights 4 U.Updated December 2015Originally published April 2002Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Investor Blogs Weigh in on Foursquare Funding

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Related Posts With news breaking late yesterday afternoon about Foursquare’s closing a $20 million Series B round, it’s not surprising that many investor blogs from last night through this morning were updated with posts offering their individual takes the deal. Was it a good investment? Was it a wise move for Foursquare? What next?Ben Horowitz wrote a post aptly titled “Why Andreessen Horowitz Invested in Foursquare.” Horowitz lists the following reasons behind his firm’s investment in the location-based network: a great founder, a killer product, a gigantic market. Weigh Decisions CarefullyFred Wilson took issue with some of the criticisms about what may have seemed like indecision or missteps on Foursquare’s part throughout what was a closely followed round of investment and acquisition inquiries. Wilson too praises the deliberation on the part of Foursquare founders. The moral of the story, Wilson writes, “is don’t let conventional wisdom force you into making decisions you don’t need to make and you aren’t ready to make, particularly about very big decisions that you will be living with the rest of your life.Develop Relationships with Investors EarlyFirst Round Capital Entrepreneur in Residence Charlie O’Donnell wrote a longer piece, less about the specifics of the Foursquare investment and more about lessons entrepreneurs can learn from it. Titled “Multiple Passes at the Target,” O’Donnell points to the importance of entrepreneurs and investors building a relationship over time, noted in the case of Foursquare with some of the offers and and declines from Andreessen Horowitz before yesterday’s funding.O’Donnell urges entrepreneurs to let go of the notion that they only get “one shot” to win over an investors. Instead of waiting to interact til it’s time to pitch, O’Donnell advises “never pass up an opportunity to have a ‘way too early’ conversation with an investor.”Investors have an information advantage, says O’Donnell, and this knowledge on markets, competitors, lessons learned, and funding in general, can be invaluable. By establishing a relationship early, investors will see progress: “It’s hard to show progress in one meeting, but if I meet with you when you have something super early that breaks all the time, and then 3 months later when you’ve sured up the product, struck a biz dev deal, and bolstered the feature set–after you told me that’s what you were going to do–that’s going to get a big check mark on execution. Of course, that’s different than trying to come in 3 weeks later with just one more customer if my initial concern was executing a sales plan in a market with hundreds of thousands of potential customers. That’s the same story all over again.” O’Donnell does distinguish between meeting early and actually pitching early. Using the common dating analogy, he does admit it can be a “very fine line between what’s just being friendly and what is a clear pursuit.” Emailing wireframes for some casual feedback is one thing, sending a PowerPoint deck? “Pitchy.”High praise came from many of the investor blogs about Foursquare’s founding team, and many of them remarked on the progress that the company had made. Being able to observe the company’s development over time and being able to testify with some certainly to the vision and follow-through of the founding team does support the argument that O’Donnell makes in his post: that it’s worth developing a relationship over time between entrepreneur and investor. Tags:#Analysis#start center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more