Girl, 13, killed in road crash

first_imgILOILO City – Crossing the road turnsfatal for a Grade 8 student in Barangay Cahaguikican, Pototan, Iloilo. The 13-year-old Nikka Grace Alianza of BarangayAgmanaphao, Mina, Iloilo was killed in a road crash, a police report showed. Municipal police station chief CaptainRonnie Brillo said the victim – student of West Visayas State University in LaPaz district – was crossing the road around 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 4 when a van hither, the report added. The driver of the truck – 35-year-oldAdonis David Benedicto of Barangay Purok 4, Pavia, Iloilo – was detained in thePototan municipal police station, facing charges./PN Alianza sustained in juries on the headand body. She died on the spot. last_img

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Mary Jane Barth

first_imgMary Jane Barth, 78 of Dillsboro passed away January 16, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Mary was born October 25, 1939 in Dayton, Ky the daughter of Raymond and Jeannette (Weatherford) Graver. She married Gene Robert Barth May 26, 1990 and he survives. Mary worked as a Teacher for 32 years and a Librarian for 8 years for the Aurora, Dillsboro and South Dearborn schools.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed collecting antiques, reading, playing the piano, listening to classical music, being in the outdoors with her flowers in the garden.Mary is survived by husband: Gene Barth of Dillsboro; sons: John (Jodie) Niemeyer of Palm City, Fl; Michael Niemeyer; Jason (Erin) Barth of Dillsboro; daughters: Angela Jewett (Gerald) Banschbach of Lawrenceburg; Desiree (John) Barth  McClanahan of Lebanon, OH; half-sister: Linda Davies of Washington; Sister-in-law: Shirley Barth of Versailles. 7 Grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral service will be 11AM Monday January 22, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro with Pastor Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2018 at the church and also Monday 10-11 a.m.   Memorials may be made to the Oakdale-Raymond Graver Beautification Fund.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.last_img

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Irvine keen on Samaras

first_img Press Association Samaras scored 73 goals in 249 games for Celtic after arriving from Manchester City, initially on loan, in 2008. He was part of Greece’s World Cup squad this summer as they reached the last 16. The Greece international is a free agent after leaving Celtic Park in the summer and is expected to hold talks with the Baggies. Irvine said at Thursday’s press conference: “He’s a player we’re aware of. We have enquired about him. Nothing is done as far as he’s concerned.” center_img West Brom boss Alan Irvine has confirmed his interest in former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras. last_img

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CDC’s “Best” Estimate Shows 35 Percent of Those Infected with COVID-19 are Asymptomatic

first_imgThe models also show that between 2.8 to 4.1 percent of all symptomatic infections end up with hospitalizations, with the CDC’s best estimate putting that number at 3.4 percent.Additionally, the “best estimate” model shows that it takes an average of six days from infection to symptom onset, and that 40 percent of the transmissions occur prior to symptom onset.The CDC provided the following disclaimers about the information:-Are estimates intended to support public health preparedness and planning.-Are not predictions of the expected effects of COVID-19.-Do not reflect the impact of any behavioral changes, social distancing, or other interventions.The CDC’s current “best guess” is that, if there were no further social distancing or other efforts to control the spread of the virus, about four-million patients would be hospitalized in the U.S. with COVID-19, while 500,000 people would die over the course of the pandemic.To read the full data, click here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its “best estimates” on the proportion of people who are infected with COVID-19 being asymptomatic, in addition to estimates on the virus’ fatality rate.According to the “best estimate” model, 35 percent of those infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. The models also reflect that the fatality rate is .4 percent for those with symptomatic infections.The models offer five scenarios. Four out of the five are based on parameter values representing the lower and upper extremes for disease severity and viral transmission of the virus. However, the CDC cautions that the values will change as more information becomes available.In two of the worst case scenarios, the virus would be fatal for up to 1 percent of those with symptomatic infections. The range of those who are asymptomatic is 20 to 50 percent.The latest CDC #COVIDView report summarizes new data on #COVID19-like illnesses, hospitalization rates and deaths. Check it out here: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb pic.twitter.com/cieOfqU7Qh— CDC (@CDCgov) May 22, 2020last_img

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Proteas captain Faf-du Plessis stops just short of endorsing Gibson

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says he has received “positive feedback” about Ottis Gibson, as speculation over the Barbadian becoming the next Proteas coach continued to intensify.Media reports in recent weeks have tipped Gibson, currently the England bowling coach, to replace Russell Domingo in the position and du Plessis said he heard nothing but good reports about the 48-year-old from the England players.“I have asked the England team for their thoughts on Ottis, and they’ve given me positive feedback,” du Plessis said.“I believe players are good judges, and will be honest with their reflections on a guy (and whether) he’ll work as a head coach.“They’ve said some really good, positive things about him. Personally, if he is going to be the guy, we have to get to learn about each other first.”Domingo has led South Africa for nearly four years but his contract ended following the recent four-Test series against England which the Proteas lost 3-1.And while the South African has indicated his interest in continuing in the role, it has been widely reported that Cricket South Africa has already identified Gibson.du Plessis said he had already discussed the matter with CSA but it was up to them to make the final decision.“There were conversations,” he said.“I just gave my input, where I said I think Russell is doing a good job at the moment … but if there is someone who can challenge the team more, by all means go and look who’s out there.“That decision will only be made, as far as I know, when it gets to the board.”Gibson led West Indies for four years before he was abruptly fired by Cricket West Indies, on the eve of a Test and one-day series against touring Bangladesh in 2014.During his tenure, the Windies nabbed their first-ever Twenty20 World Cup title in 2012 before reaching as far as the semi-finals in the 2014 edition.Gibson, who served as England’s fast bowling coach prior to taking up the position with West Indies, rejoined the set-up in 2015.last_img

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Ames man who tore down, burned LGBTQ flag is imprisoned

first_imgAMES (AP) — An Ames man has been imprisoned for burning an LGBTQ flag that was flying at a church in central Iowa. Court records say 30-year-old Adolfo Martinez  was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson and given a year for reckless use of explosives or fire and 30 days for harassment. The sentences are to be served consecutively. He’d been arrested in June. He’s said he tore down the flag that had been hanging from the United Church of Christ in Ames and burned it because he opposes homosexuality.last_img

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TOGETHER! Training Event Addresses Youth Substance Use and Violence Prevention

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by TOGETHER!TOGETHER! will be hosting their 9th annual substance use prevention conference this April 18-19, featuring special guest Nicholas Bradford from the National Center for Restorative Justice. This comprehensive training is a valued educational resource for prevention, treatment, and youth development staff throughout western Washington.Attendees will receive high-quality information as well as collaboration and networking opportunities with other prevention leaders, treatment professionals, law enforcement, educators, health professionals, government officials and community members. Sessions are designed to cover current and emerging issues, latest research findings, best practices and successful local programs. Attendees can attend a variety of informative breakout sessions presented by recognized authorities in their field.Topics will include: Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Beyond Behavior Management: Confronting Bias, Tailoring Prevention Media for Prioritized Populations, Reducing Death and Harm Associated with Opiate Use, Restorative Practice and Youth Leadership, and Mindfulness in Schools. Nicholas Bradford from the National Center for Restorative Justice will open the conference with a keynote address. The second day of trainings will open with an address from Sam Miller, local comedian and violence prevention specialist with Community Youth Services of Pierce County.“Healthy Futures: Redefining Prevention” is at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, April 18 & 19. Registration is $275 for both days and includes meals. Discounts are available for single day admission, students and AmeriCorps Service Members. Educator clock hours are available via OSPI. For more information, including the full agenda, or to register, visit the TOGETHER! website.last_img

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Handel Lamey, new boss of ASAJ

first_imgHandel Lamey, a member of the Tornadoes Swim Club, is the new president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ). Lamey defeated outgoing president Martin Lyn 22 votes to 20 at the recent annual general meeting of the association. A new executive has taken over the reins of the association for the period 2015-2017. Tornadoes club’s head coach, Wendy Lee, defeated vice-president for swimming, Allan-Roy Marsh, 22-14 while Nadav Goren received just votes. The new Secretary is Adrian Lyn, who defeated Lavinia McClure 32-10. Uncontested positions were: vice president for water polo – Lance Rochester; vice president for synchronised swimming – Sharon Smith; treasurer – Florence Williams and assistant secretary/treasurer – Paul Campbell. In expressing his appreciation to the swimming fraternity for depositing the confidence and support in the new ASAJ executive incoming president Lamey said he’s ready to take on the challenge of getting aquatics on the front burner. “I look forward to working with the new team in having the discipline of aquatics receive more attention. The establishment of the foundation of the strategic business plan for the sport is also critical to the development of aquatics in Jamaica going forward, and this has to be a shared objective of all stakeholders. We therefore encourage all stakeholders and members to participate at all levels to ensure that these objectives are met,” Lamey said. The new president noted that one of the primary objectives of his executive will be to ensure that Jamaican swimmers qualify and have an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He noted that there are senior swimmers who are close to achieving the qualifying time standards for the 2016 Olympics, and the ASAJ will seek to provide the opportunities for them to participate in the approved qualifying meets based on the window that is still left for qualification.last_img

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Elite seek No. 5

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Altas, Knights continue surge Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Yeng Guiao reunites with his NLEX crew after close to three months, and how Blackwater deals with the national coach’s return will determine whether the Elite can extend a franchise-best conference start in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But Guiao is the one who’s worried. And he has all the reasons to be so.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With Walker leading the way, Blackwater is the only unbeaten team in the season-ending conference after victories over powerhouses TNT KaTropa, Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel, while also stopping NorthPort.NLEX import Aaron Fuller’s main jobs are to dominate the paint and make life hard for Walker.The Road Warriors have gone 1-1 since recalling Fuller in place of injured original import Oluseyi Ashaolu.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine (0-1) and Magnolia (2-1) try to bounce back when they clash in the 7 p.m. main game.Magnolia is seeking to get back on track after its two-game win streak came to a halt on Sunday with an 82-95 loss to Phoenix (5-1).ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m excited to get back to coaching NLEX, but the problem is, Blackwater is the hottest team right now,” Guiao said after prepping his Road Warriors for the first time since taking on national duty.Unbeaten Blackwater has never had it this good and will be coming into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the solid pick to nail a fifth win using import Henry Walker as offensive anchor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He’s done a good job in leading his team to contention,” Guiao said of Walker, an NBA veteran who has had several stints in the PBA. “Their (Elite) three-point shooting is the headache for all the [opposing] teams.“We have to be able to lower their efficiency and prevent Walker from dictating the tempo,” Guiao went on. “If he can do that, he can make all of his teammates look good.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img

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Thought Leadership: What China’s Economic Shift Means for Africa

first_imgCurrent structural changes in China’s economy will have significant implications for Africa’s developmental ambitions. This is not the first time decisions in China have been felt in Africa: for the past 15 years, the rapid and pervasive entry of Chinese capital and companies into Africa have had a big impact on the continent.The rapidity and scale of these changes over the past decade and a half – through multi-billion dollar transactions and political summits – has resulted in an African incline towards China’s commercial sphere of influence. This trend has been accelerated by the (Western) financial and economic crisis, with African economies reorienting towards the emerging rather than the developed world.But as China’s strategy towards Africa matures, so too must Africa’s strategy towards China. Beijing is no longer just an actor in Africa’s resources sector but is broadening the scope of its commercial foray into the continent. African governments need to respond accordingly and be more agile in their policy-making vis-à-vis China’s engagement.Chinese-African relations: all changeThe African continent continues to struggle to develop its domestic economies through beneficiation and, by and large, sub-Saharan African countries remain dependent on raw material extractive industries, often being single-commodity dependent. Ironically, the China-driven commodities “super cycle” over the past decade or so may have reinforced the resource dependence of African states.Despite this, China’s resource-intensive growth model has helped African growth – underpinning the “Africa rising” narrative that has emerged in recent years.Furthermore, in 2008 Beijing’s financial authorities used a sizeable stimulus of approximately US$570bn to pump-prime economic growth. This was in response to rapidly slowing global growth following the financial crisis, and it had a very positive knock-on effect on Africa’s growth trajectory. Ironically, China’s actions reinforced Africa’s commodity dependence, with strong commodity prices providing a deterrent – or at the very least a distraction – for African policy-makers to accelerate their efforts towards diversification.But changes now impacting the Chinese domestic economy hold out a new promise for aspirational African economies. The rising cost pressures on China’s light industrial manufacturing sector will increasingly lead to manufacturing capacity to relocate to lower-cost foreign economies over the long term. This trend of Chinese “hollowing out” of low-end manufacturing and offshoring to Africa is likely to be the next driving force of the relationship. This forms part of what is often referred to as China’s “economic rebalancing”. If this opportunity is seized by progressively reformist African states, they could well be on the cusp of a 19th-century style industrial revolution – generating jobs and creating new industries.But viewing the relationship through the statist lens from Beijing, it can be argued that China’s Africa policy has become increasingly fused with that of the management of its own economy. China’s resource-intensive growth model – propelled by heavy infrastructure spending and its manufacturing machine – requires a large amount of commodity inputs. Underpinning Beijing’s engagement of Africa has been a desire to secure a number of strategic commodity supplies, in particular oil, iron ore and copper. In the mindset of the (very strategic) Chinese government, its own growth model may be at risk from restricted resource supply. China’s ability to guarantee the supply of key resources from resource-endowed African states is strategically important for Beijing.Thus, a politically welcoming environment among African governments is of paramount importance for Chinese capital. In Europe, the United States and recently Australia, there have been government attempts to block Chinese investors from acquiring local assets – in telecoms, in computer hardware and in mining. In Africa there has yet to be an active political obstruction to Chinese investment.However, recently, some senior government and political figures in Nigeria and Botswana have been critical of the often skewed nature of their countries’ relationships with China. China’s foreign policy towards the continent under President Xi Jinping will need to balance its growing commercial interests while having to accommodate a changing and more assertive Africa.Beyond resourcesIt is a massive opportunity cost considering most resource-rich (solid minerals) African states did not adequately foresee and take full advantage of the so-called commodity super cycle driven by China’s insatiable demand for commodities. This is different to Australia, where, in spite of the economic crisis, GDP growth has remained strong on the back of enabling infrastructure and high demand from China. A number of oil-rich African economies – led by read more

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