John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next With those lessons in mind, Pacio (10-2) is raring to get himself back in title contention when he returns to the cage at ONE: Global Superheroes against Chinese strawweight Lan Ming Qiang on January 26 at Mall of Asia Arena.Despite the strides he made since his humbling defeats to Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: State of Warriors in October 2016 and to Hayato Suzuki at ONE: Kings and Conquerors last August 2017, the 22-year-old knows that he’s still far from the top performer he desires to be.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My two losses in my career made me realize just how much more I had to improve so that I can become a better martial artist,” he shared. “I realized that there are a lot of holes in my game, and that the only way to get better is to recognize my weaknesses.”That’s why Pacio wasn’t satisfied with how he performed at ONE: Legends of the World despite knocking out compatriot Roy Doliguez with a spinning back fist last November. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments “It’s more about consistency. To be consistent inside the cage is what I am for at present. I have to win it all if I want to be back in the title contender’s position. A single loss could bring me back to square one. However, I am willing to work for it,” he said.With a full training camp behind him, Pacio is just excited to delight the home crowd once more with another stellar performance against the tough Lan.“I see this match as a very exciting one because I know we are both warriors, and I know we will put everything on the line,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hotshooting GlobalPort routs Blackwater for 2nd straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ONE ChampionshipDrawing inspiration from his Team Lakay senior Eduard Folayang, Joshua Pacio knows that the harder the journey, the sweeter the reward will be.“Before [Folayang] got the belt, he went through a lot of ups and downs in his career. He was beaten and was knocked out twice, but I saw the fight still burning in him,” he said of the former ONE Lightweight Champion. “Now, he still goes to the gym and tries to get better and better every day. He taught me a lot about life and its spiritual side, and he taught me positive attitudes that will bring me up in my career.”ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities
Australia’s hard-hitting batsman David Warner believes New Zealand will have a tough time in finding someone who can fill in Brendon McCullum’s shoes who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).”He’s going to leave a big hole experience-wise in that team. You look at the greats like Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori when they left, what key roles they had in the game – they played massive roles for New Zealand,” Warner said. (1st Test, Day 1: Hazlewood strikes put Australia on top against NZ) “You’re going to see that role getting taken away from them again and I think not just from a batting but a leadership point of view. I think whoever takes over there is definitely going to have big shoes to fill.”Warner said since taking over as captain, McCullum had done a fantastic job with the team.”I think since he’s taken over as captain he’s done a fantastic job so far in getting New Zealand cricket to play the way that he wants New Zealand to be perceived as and that’s a great thing for their sport,” he said. (Brendon McCullum bows out from ODIs in typical fashion, Twitter reacts) The 29-year-old added that he has a lot of respect for McCullum and believes the next New Zealand skipper would do a great job too.”I’m sure whoever does take that responsibility (Kane Williamson) will do a great job. But as a person and a character (McCullum) is one guy I do have the utmost respect for,” he said.advertisement”He’s always a gentleman and always has been. He’s a great person to sit down and have a beer with,” added Warner.”Cricket is losing a true gentleman from the sport.” read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Abraham credits coach Edwards for stunning formby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham credits coach Joe Edwards for his stunning form this season.Abraham is loving the experience of playing alongside some of his peers whom he grew up alongside at the academy, not to mention working under coaches who have guided him every step of the way.”It’s always been the thing that there are people who have faith in the Academy, for a long time now,” he tells Chelsea Magazine. “We’ve had great players come and go, but there is no better time for the likes of me, Mason, Fikayo and the others to be at Chelsea, with such a good manager, who believes in young talent and has worked with us as well.”This season, I’ve joined the first team at the same time that Joe [Edwards] has moved onto the coaching team and I’ve worked with him from a really young age. I think I was in the first group he coached, actually, so he has a lot of stories about me!”Joe’s been a huge part of my growth at the club. I have to give credit to the others who have coached me as well, but he was my first coach at Chelsea and my manager in the Under-18s, so we had that journey together. He told me when I was wrong, he pushed me to the max and I will always respect him for that. Now, I’m here in the first team with him as well, and playing for Frank Lampard.” read more
Representatives of the Department of Education, the Tri-CountyRegional School Board, and the community of Barrington, ShelburneCo., helped build a road to a new high school construction sitetoday, Dec. 15. They marked the official beginning of work on the new Barringtonhigh school by resurfacing part of the access road with gravel. “It’s great to have this school underway,” said EducationMinister Jamie Muir. “We know it’s important to the community andthe government will be working hard to complete it as soon aspossible. “The community and school board will be kept informed of progressevery step of the way.” The two-storey, 8,100 square-metre (90,000 square-foot) schoolwill be built at a cost of $14 million on the site known as OakPark. “The board is delighted to see the start of construction for thenew Barrington Municipal High School,” said Faye Haley, chair ofthe Tri-County Regional School Board. “This facility will greatlyenhance the learning of the students and life in the communitiesit serves.” The new school will accommodate about 720 students from grades 7to 12. It is one of five schools being designed simultaneously by Harveyand MacKenzie Architects as part of a program to reduce costs by building multiple schools with the same design. The target for occupancy is early 2006. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will overseethe construction of the school. read more
Amendments to the Liquor Control Act will mean less red tape for new wineries, craft breweries, distilleries and lounges, and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC). The amendments introduced in the House of Assembly today, Sept. 11, will remove the requirement to hold plebiscites in communities where the sale of alcohol is restricted. “This change to the act will allow businesses to better plan and make timely decisions when opening a new establishment,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “Removing the plebiscite requirement will shorten the time it takes to get the appropriate licence or permit by months, even up to a year.” The requirement for a plebiscite on alcohol dates back to prohibition. Currently, when the NSLC or business that manufactures or serves alcohol wants to open in a dry community, a plebiscite needs to be held before the business can proceed. The amendments will bring Nova Scotia in line with the rest of the country, as it is the last jurisdiction in Canada to require liquor plebiscites. Requirements to obtain licences and permits and to follow municipal zoning bylaws remain unchanged. read more
Taroudant- According to the official website of FIFA, “the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 15 November 2013, not to recognize the elections held by the Moroccan Football (soccer) Association (FRMF) on 10 November 2013.”The decision was taken after the FRMF held elections on Sunday with no respect to FIFA directives (article 13, par. 1 a of the FIFA Statutes,” says FIFA in a press release.“FIFA has asked the FRMF to adopt statutes in conformity with the FIFA Standard Statutes before organizing new elections in the first half of 2014,” added the same release. As a result of the decision, the outgoing committee will be in charge of directing the FRMF until new elections take place in the first half of 2014.“The decision of the Emergency Committee will have no effect on the organization of the FIFA Club World Cup which will be held in Morocco from 11 to 21 December 2013,” FIFA addedAfter months of suspense and heated debate, the General Assembly of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation elected last Sunday Lakjaa Fawzi, president of the Renaissance Sportive of Berkane, as its new President.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributed read more
The United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) said today it was helping the Sri Lankan Government to provide jobs to an estimated 40,000 widows in the island country’s northern and eastern regions, which bore the brunt of nearly three decades of civil war.UNIDO is supporting technology transfer and value addition projects to small- and medium-size industries, according to Kandeh Yumkella, the agency’s Director-General, who is conducting a three-day visit to Sri Lanka. UNIDO is also supporting Sri Lanka to develop renewable energy sources.In May last year the Government declared that its war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was over after its forces defeated the separatist group following years of fighting.Mr. Yumkella said Sri Lankan industries have the potential to compete effectively in the international market, adding that the country had a comparative advantage in some sectors despite the infrastructure challenges it faced.“In the industrial sector it [Sri Lanka] has demonstrated the ability to compete globally in selected sectors. This is a sound platform to build upon,” Mr. Yumkella said.He said UNIDO also supported the country’s industrial sector by helping laboratories acquire the international accreditation that enabled manufacturers to compete globally. 11 June 2010The United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) said today it was helping the Sri Lankan Government to provide jobs to an estimated 40,000 widows in the island country’s northern and eastern regions, which bore the brunt of nearly three decades of civil war. read more
20 October 2010The importance of the cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union on a range of issues, including on the Middle East, topped Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s talks today with a senior EU official in France. Before departing Strasbourg for New York, Mr. Ban met this morning with Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.They conferred on the status of the direct talks under way between Israelis and Palestinians, with Mr. Ban emphasizing the importance of negotiations and reaffirming the readiness of the diplomatic quartet – comprising the UN, the EU, Russia and the United States – to support them.The Secretary-General and Ms. Ashton also discussed the situation in Sudan, including preparations for January’s referenda, which stand at a critical juncture.On 9 January the inhabitants of southern Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the rest of the country, while the residents of the central area of Abyei will vote on whether to be part of the north or the south.During their meeting today, the two officials also discussed Somalia, Iran, Pakistan and Kosovo.Yesterday, Mr. Ban addressed the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, warning the continent against a new “politics of polarization,” discrimination and intolerance over immigration, with Muslim immigrants as primary targets.“Almost seven years ago, my predecessor Kofi Annan stood before you,” he told the 27-nation European Parliament in Strasbourg. “In his address, he made an impassioned call for Europe to seize the opportunities presented by immigration and to resist those who demonized these newcomers as ‘the other.’ I wish I could report, today, that the situation in Europe has improved over the intervening years. But as a friend of Europe, I share profound concern.”In a speech earlier in the day to the 47-nation Council of Europe, whose 800 million citizens number some 300 million more than those represented in the European Union’s parliament, he highlighted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ proclamation of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.“That is our base line,” he declared at the session marking the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. “That is our standard. There are no exceptions. In a complicated and connected world, this mission is essentially simple and simply essential.” read more
We invite you to join other Brock alumni who have already taken advantage of a special presale offer for some of this year’s most exciting destinations. Reserve now to ensure your spot on one of the departures, and by booking before the brochure has been mailed. You’ll enjoy significant savings off the cost of the trip.For a limited time, our travel partners at AHI will apply pre-brochure savings of $250 per-person on selected trips. This is in addition to a $250 per-person special savings (not applicable for Crystal Cruise programs) already being offered — a total savings of up to $500 per person per trip.Our alumni travel programs feature a strong educational component. Our goal is to present worry-free travel experiences that foster a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and natural phenomena by putting travelers in direct touch with local people and cultures. Take advantage of this offer to join us on one of our exciting and informative journeys and enjoy significant savings. Act now as this special pricing is time-sensitive.To view details and video presentations on all Brock Alumni and Friends travel programs, visit brocku.ca/edutravel or email email@example.com read more
The case was submitted to a special chamber of the Tribunal at the request of both parties in December 2000. At issue is whether the European Community has complied with its obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to ensure the conservation of swordfish in the fishing activities undertaken by vessels flying the flag of its Member States in the high seas adjacent to Chile’s exclusive economic zone.The court will also consider whether a Chilean decree which purports to apply Chile’s conservation measures to swordfish on the high seas is in breach of the Convention, and whether a related accord, known as the “Galapagos Agreement,” was negotiated in keeping with the provisions of the Convention. Based in Hamburg, Germany, the Tribunal was established to deal with disputes arising from the application of the Convention, which was adopted in 1982 and entered into force a dozen years later.
Crops at the periurban agriculture cooperative Vivero Alamar, Cuba. Photo: FAO photo The report, Drought Characteristics and Management in the Caribbean, found that the Caribbean region faces significant challenges in terms of drought, FAO said. “Drought ranks as the single most common cause of severe food shortages in developing countries, so this is a key issue for Caribbean food security,” said Deep Ford, FAO Regional Coordinator in the Caribbean. The Caribbean region already experiences drought-like events every year, with low water availability often impacting on agriculture and water resources, and a significant number of bush fires, FAO noted. The region also experiences intense dry seasons, particularly in years when El Niño climate events are present. FAO said that the impacts of this are usually offset by the next wet season, but wet seasons often end early and dry seasons last longer, with the result that annual rainfall is less than expected. The Caribbean region accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries, while one of them – Barbados – is in the top 10, according to FAO. Impacts of drought on agriculture and food securityWith droughts becoming more seasonal in nature in the Caribbean region, agriculture is the most likely sector to be impacted, with serious economic and social consequences, FAO emphasized. This is particularly important because most of Caribbean agriculture is rainfed. With irrigation use becoming more widespread in the region, countries’ fresh-water supply will become an increasingly important resource, FAO said. Small-scale, family farmers, are particularly vulnerable to drought – low rainfall threatens rainfed crops and low water levels result in increased production costs due to increased irrigation. Extensive droughts also cause increased vulnerability in livestock as grazing areas change in nutritional value, with more low quality, drought tolerant species dominating during such dry spells. In addition, the potential for livestock disease outbreaks also increases, FAO said. Drought also often results in food price increases. Expensive, desalinated water resources are becoming more important in the Caribbean, accounting for as much as 70 per cent in Antigua and Barbuda, and this can impact significantly on the ability of poor households to afford food. Rural communities can also face a greater scarcity of drinking water during droughts. In such cases, children are at the highest risk from inadequate water supplies during drought. New challenges posed by climate changeThe most frequently occurring natural hazards in the Caribbean are climate-related, and their impacts may increase due to climate change, FAO said. The region’s vulnerability to climate related hazards is manifested in loss of life and annual economic and financial losses that result from strong winds, flooding and drought. Between 1970 and 2000, the Caribbean region suffered direct and indirect losses estimated at between $700 million and $3.3 billion due to natural disasters associated with weather and climate events. So far, the region has focused mainly on floods and storms, and it currently lacks effective governance, expertise, and financial resources to deal effectively with drought issues, FAO stressed. It also has poor national coordination, policy-making, and planning in place. While many regional and national programmes have developed responses to build resilience against the impacts of drought, the report found that too many of these are still only in a drafting phase, or are poorly implemented and in need of review. Regional frameworks provide a necessary first stepThe FAO report noted that the severity of the 2009-2010 drought – the worst in more than 40 years – served as an alarm bell for the Caribbean region. The event forced the region to consider, particularly in light of climate change projections, the need to introduce more strategic planning and management measures to avert the potential disaster that would result by end of the century from a drier Caribbean region, according to the report. FAO stressed, however, that the most pressing need is for countries to develop strong national initiatives. According to the report, policy-making and planning related to drought is hindered by weak governance, lack of finance and poorly coordinated land management. “These can be overcome by strong political will that encourages participation in policy and planning processes by all actors in the social strata, enabling the sustainable development of water supplies to face the upcoming challenges,” Mr. Ford said. read more
Field results show that the new Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound from Weir Minerals delivers an increase in wear life of 20%. With a liner that can run significantly longer, operators will experience a measurable reduction in mill downtime, installation and maintenance costs.“This is a breakthrough in the industry; a rubber mill liner that in extensive global trials delivered on average 20% longer life than comparable composite lifter bars. This means less shut-down time for maintenance, which in this highly competitive environment represents a measurable outcome to our customers’ productivity and bottom line,” states Mathias Kuhrke, Global Product Manager for Mill Lining Systems at Weir Minerals.The innovative premium rubber compound is the most wear resistant Weir Minerals has ever formulated. “Operators using R67 lifter bars within their mill will not only benefit from the increase in wear life, but they will notice a measurable reduction in installation and maintenance costs as a result of a longer run schedule.”Weir Minerals is an industry leader in materials technology, and have been supplying the Vulco® R63 rubber compound to mill lining applications across the globe for over 50 years. Whilst this technology performs well in most grinding applications, many suppliers are perceived by the market to offer similar rubber compounds with no real differentiation. Weir Minerals identified a clear gap in the market for a rubber compound that could increase the wear life of its mill liners and outlast the rest.After extensive field research on the current rubber compounds available to the market, Weir Minerals expert engineers and material scientists developed the unique patented material that forms the R67 compound. “Using our extensive in-house knowledge, experience and expertise, we were able to develop a new Weir proprietary elastomer that is able to withstand the severe abrasion typical in mill systems applications. Our Vulco R67 compound utilises new technology and chemistry in elastomer formulary which overcomes the limitations of more traditional elastomer compounds used in the market today,” states Dr Michael Lum, Materials and Elastomer Development Manager for Weir Minerals.The Vulco® R67 rubber compound is visually different from others in the market place, with green capped ends on the lifter bars. “During the product development process we added a green pigmentation to the formulation to visually set our lifter bars apart from the competitors. Now when a mill operator sees the distinct green strip on the lifter bar, they will know they have a premium product,” says Michael Lum.Over 10 trials spanning four continents have shown significant wear life improvements, in some cases exceeding a 50% increase in wear life. Weir Minerals are confident the latest R67 rubber technology will help operators across the globe get the most out of their mill.“Our customers were at the heart of this new compound development and we worked closely with them throughout the field trials. During this time, we encouraged them to provide honest feedback on the R67 rubber compound. There’s tremendous value in having a trial partner that documents the downsides as well as the positive benefits. This allowed us to note which applications the new compound is best suited for, or make further improvements to the compound,” states Hayden McLean, Mill Lining Product Manager for Weir Minerals.One operation to reap the benefits of the premium R67 rubber compound is Simplot Phosphates, LLC. Operating a phosphate mine, north of Vernal, Utah, this long-standing customer of Weir Minerals agreed to trial the liner with R67 rubber. After a nine month trial, the liner achieved a 29% improvement in wear life and had 20% service life remaining when it was removed. The trial also achieved an estimated 25% reduction in maintenance and reline costs.Bart Smuin, Mill Maintenance Supervisor for Simplot states: “R67 lasts longer, which delivers less downtime and less time in the mill. That is the biggest advantage.” read more
[Update: Michigan State Police issued a letter clearing things up a bit. It says MSP only use the data extraction devices (DEDs) if a search warrant is obtained or if the person gives consent to have his or her phone searched. Apparently, the “department’s internal directive” says only MSP specialty teams can use the DEDs on criminal cases, meaning they don’t use them at routine traffic stops. The statement said that DEDs are commercially available and are used regularly to transmit data from one cell phone to another when customers upgrade their device.]If you’re a Michigan citizen, you may want to be careful about what you have on your cell phone. Apparently Michigan State Police have been using a high-tech mobile forensics device that can pull information from over 3,000 types of cell phones in under only two minutes.The information the device is able to export is basically everything from your smartphone, including call history, deleted phone data, text messages, contacts, images, and GPS data. And don’t think you’ll be safe if your phone is password-protected, the device can get around that too.The police don’t even need a warrant to scan your phone. They can pull your information without your consent, and without any reasonable cause. The Cellebrite UFED scanner has been used by MSP since at least August 2008.It would be one thing if these scanners are being used on people who were suspected of a crime, but police officers are scanning the phones of drivers stopped in minor traffic violations.Of course, the American Civil Liberties Union wasn’t so happy about this, and, in turn, the organization evoked the Freedom of Information Act and demanded that state officials open up the data they collected so that the ACLU can figure out if the drivers have good cause for having their data copied.The ACLU said that by using the scanners to get the information without the owners knowledge, the MSP is violating the drivers’ Fourth Amendment rights, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches. MSP has issued a response sayng that it’s willing to oblige and provide the information about what the device has captured, but that there “may be a processing fee to search for, retrieve, examine, and separate exempt material.” That little fee is actually $544,680, which the MSP said would cover the time and effort needed for retrieving the detailed records and compiling the data and documentation describing what the police were doing with the data extractors.That leads us to wonder just how much information has been captured from driver’s cellphones. It must be a lot if the price is so high. Or maybe it’s a tactic to get the ACLU off their back because the MSP doesn’t want the ACLU to see the information.After yesterday’s news of the iPhone and iPad secretly tracking you, it leaves us wondering what other venues our information is secretly being extracted from without our knowledge.via TheNextWeb read more
HP’s understandably excited about its new ZBook models. The workstation-class laptops have been refreshed with impressive new hardware — including an optional 3200 x 1800 resolution QHD+ display.According to HP’s press release, it’s only available on the ZBook 15 (so it’s a 15-inch panel). That’s good for a pixel density of 244ppi, which isn’t quite enough to knock the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (at 282ppi) off its throne. It’s still pretty darn impressive, though — especially when you consider how long it took OEMs to move beyond 1280 x 800.In addition to the new 15 and 17 inch models, there’s also a more diminutive ZBook for those who crave portability without sacrificing raw power. The ZBook 14 is slim and light enough to fall within Intel’s Ultrabook specifications.All three new ZBook models have been upgraded to Intel Haswell processors. Like all good mobile workstations, there are configurations for both AMD and Nvidia fans — including Kepler GPUs.The ZBook 14 is also available with a touchscreen display — a nice touch if you’re purchasing a new laptop with Windows 8. It’s not available just yet, however. The ZBook 14 will go on sale towards the end of October.And speaking of Windows 8, don’t panic because these new machines are launching just ahead of the Windows 8.1 release. You’ll be able to upgrade all three ZBook models once Microsoft pushes Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store, and it won’t cost you a dime. The upgrade is totally free, and it’s going to deliver a number of very welcome changes — from putting back the start button and a boot-to-desktop option to better multi-monitor options and integrated 3D printing support. read more
Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WWE Executives sell large amounts of stock ahead of Thursday’s 2nd quarter report Facebook WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon honored with 2019 Worldz Titan Award Alexa Bliss suffering from an illness, Stephanie McMahon challenges WWE Superstars WWE programming has been nominated as part of the preliminary ballots for 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards according to a report by PWInsider.com.This is the first time WWE has been nominated for an Emmy, although it should be noted they would still need to advance beyond this preliminary stage.The nominations for programming include:Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special:– WWE 24: Empowered– Andre the Giant (WWE and HBO documentary)Outstanding Structured Reality Program:– WWE Mixed Match Challenge– WWE Monday Night RAWOutstanding Unstructured Reality Program:– Total Bellas– Total DivasOutstanding Variety Special (Live):– WrestleMania 34Stephanie McMahon on Undercover Boss viewersOvernight viewers for CBS’s “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition” featuring WWE’s Stephanie McMahon drew 4.08 million viewers in the overnights.If you missed it, video highlights were posted over the weekend.A final number will be released this week. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest read more
A Yacolt man was seriously injured Saturday evening when he was struck by a car near Amboy, according to the Washington State Patrol.A WSP bulletin said Jack A. Abernathy, 67, was struck by a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Lisa J. Kingsella, 50, of Vancouver at 6:36 p.m. while he was walking across state Highway 503 near Northeast 399th Street. Abernathy was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. His was reported in serious condition Saturday in the hospital’s intensive care unit.Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the collision, according to the WSP bulletin. No charges were recommended.
HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews rescued a puppy that was found stuck under a container in Homestead.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a little stray puppy that somehow found his way under the metal box, Wednesday, and couldn’t get out.Crews dug up the area around the container and were able to get the pooch out of the tight spot.The puppy was transported to an animal shelter until he can find a home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Entrepreneur Tiffany Phillips is suing the Calista Corporation in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit.(Photo by Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK)The Calista Regional Native Corporation has denied any wrongdoing in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against the company.Listen nowIn a jointly-filed response last Friday, Calista CEO Andrew Guy claims that he and his corporation didn’t do anything wrong. When a woman approached Guy with a sexual harassment complaint against a Calista top executive, his attorneys argue that he dealt with it appropriately. Their filing denies that Guy tried to bury her claim, and it denies that the Calista Corporation put the woman in harm’s way.The woman, of course, tells a different story. In a lawsuit filed last June, Tiffany Phillips accuses former executive George Owletuck of relentlessly harassing her when she tried to sell her company to Calista. She says that Owletuck sent her Victoria Secret lingerie, a handwritten love letter and over a thousand text messages – none of which Calista disputes. When Phillips told CEO Andrew Guy about the harassment, she claims that he tried to bury it by failing to report her complaint to Calista’s Human Resources Department. She also claims that Calista should have known Owletuck posed a threat to her. According to a memo written by former Human Resources Director Heather Spear, Calista had already disciplined Owletuck for harassing his co-workers several times before.Phillips is suing Andrew Guy for breach of contract and the Calista Corporation for negligence. In their initial complaint, her attorneys also sued Owletuck for sexual harassment, but the court he has since dismissed him from the case. Owletuck left both his family and the country earlier this year and is believed to be living in Ecuador. Phillips’ legal team was unable to find and serve him with the proper paperwork.Guy’s critics accuse him of burying Phillips’ harassment complaint to protect Owletuck. The two men have known each other since college and have gone hunting and traveling together; Guy is Owletuck’s daughter’s godfather, and Owletuck has referred to himself as one of Guy’s closest advisors. In the response filed Friday, Guy’s attorneys made an effort to distance him from Owletuck. The filing states that Guy “sporadically kept in touch” with him, and that “Andrew Guy and his wife have been godparents to a great many children.”The lawsuit has been moved to federal court, and the court has set a scheduling conference for November 28. It is one of two lawsuits that Calista is currently involved in. The corporation is also trying to forcibly remove its former chairman, Col. Wayne Don, from its Board of Directors. Don raised concerns about Guy’s treatment of Phillips last year, and Guy’s allies claim that he was trying to use the controversy as leverage in a failed boardroom coup. read more
Jakarta: At least one person was killed, four others injured and 1,000 people were displaced when a 6.9 earthquake struck the strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, officials said on Saturday. The quake that occurred on Friday night caused structural damage in over 100 buildings, including 58 houses and a mosque in the municipality of Pandeglang, located closest to the epicentre and the worst affected, the National Disaster Management Agency said in a statement. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The tremor was also felt in the capital city of Jakarta, located around 250 km northwest, and damaged buildings in West Java’s Bandung, over 300 km from the epicentre, reports Efe news. The authorities initially issued a tsunami alert that led people in several parts of the coast of Java and Sumatra, Indonesia’s most populated regions, to move to higher areas. But the warning was deactivated two hours later. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The US Geological Survey, which records seismic activity around the world and had initially estimated the earthquake’s magnitude to be 6.8, but the epicentre around 90 km southwest of Pandeglang and its hypocenter at a depth of 42 km. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of massive seismic and volcanic activities with 127 active volcanoes. It experiences about 7,000, mostly-moderate, quakes a year. Last September, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami, causing over 2,000 deaths and leaving 200,000 displaced from Palu and Donggala. read more
Monday, the first trading day of 2016, turned out to be disastrous for China, with trading halted on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets at about 1:30 pm following a 7% plunge that triggered the new “circuit breaker” mechanism, the first time in the history of China’s stock markets.The system gets triggered if the Hushen 300 Index, which reflects the performance of stocks traded on the two stock exchanges, rallies or corrects by 5%, resulting in a 15-minute suspension in trading. If the fall in the Hushen 300 Index is more than 7%, trading is halted for the day.The fall on Monday was linked to poor manufacturing activity in December in China and a sharp decline in the yuan exchange rate.Xinhua reported that the Caixin General China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which was released Monday, dropped to 48.2 in December 2015 from 48.6 in November.Earlier in the morning, when trading began, shares tumbled over 4%. The ChiNext Index, China’s version of NASDAQ, plunged 5.5%, Xinhua added.The fall had an impact on the Indian stock markets as well, with both Sensex and Nifty trading in the red on Monday.The fall in the Chinese stock exchanges also led to a fall in Japanese stock exchange, with the Nikkei share average falling to a two-and-a-half-month low, reported Reuters. read more