Six aid workers in South Sudan ambushed and killed

first_imgSix aid workers were ambushed and killed at the weekend in South Sudan.The attack took place Saturday on the road from the capital Juba to Pibor which has seen recent fighting.The aid workers are yet to be identified.“These attacks against aid workers and aid assets are utterly reprehensible,” said Mr Eugene Owusu, UN’s humanitarian chief in South Sudan. “They not only put the lives of aid workers at risk, they also threaten the lives of thousands of South Sudanese who rely on our assistance for their survival.”The United Nations has described it as the deadliest attack against aid workers on record in the country.Aid workers responding to both famine and cholera in South Sudan have been coming under attack from armed forces.At least 12 have been killed this year alone. 79 others have died since the conflict began in 2013.Ethnic violence has dominated the crisis in the world youngest nation South Sudan which gained its independence in 2011. The civil war began as a dispute between the Dinka President Salva Kiir, and former Vice-President Riek Machar who is Nuer.last_img read more

Kenyan rugby players jailed for 15 years for gang rape

first_imgBurundi ruling party’s youth behind gang-rape cases, HRW Alex Mahaga Olaba (left) and Frank Wanyama at the Milimani Law Courts on August 16, 2019. Alex Mahaga Olaba (left) and Frank Wanyama at the Milimani Law Courts on August 16, 2019.A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two rugby players to 15 years in prison for the gang rape of a female singer at a birthday party last year.The international rugby sevens players Frank Wanyama, 24, and Alex Olaba, 23, were earlier this month found guilty of the rape in a case which highlighted what some activists refer to as a tradition of “rape culture” in rugby.Milimani High Court Martha Mutuku handed down the sentences of 15 years imprisonment saying “a deterrent sentence is necessary.”The trial was held in-camera, so details of the evidence provided were not made public.Mutuku declined a request from the defence lawyers that their clients be allowed to avoid jail time due to their youth and the fact that they had shown remorse.Wanyama and Olaba, who were both university students when the rape took place, play for the Nairobi Harlequins club and have played for the national sevens team, Shujaa, in global tournaments Zimbabwe rugby players sleep on street in Tunisia Related Nine detained in Chad by police over girl’s brutal gang rapelast_img read more

New 4.8 GHz VNA from Copper Mountain Technologies

first_imgCopper Mountain Technologies has released a new series of vector network analyzer, adding to its compact VNA line. The 5048 series are high performance VNAs that operates up to 4.8 GHz. The TR5048 (two port, one path) and S5048 (two port, two path) VNAs. These instruments are a great value solution for magnitude and phase measurements from 20 kHz to 4.8 GHz. Like other CMT models, these new instruments also include time domain with gating, fixture simulation, and frequency offset mode, all within an intuitive user interface. Each instrument is fully programmable using COM/DCOM SCPI automation. With a weight of just 2.9 lbs., 5048 provides highly accurate measurements and a variety of analysis capabilities in the frequency and time domains. 5048 characterizes S-parameters in a wide variety of presentation formats. In addition to the traditional frequency domain measurements of S-parameters, 5048 also has an extensive standard feature set that includes time domain with gating, embedding and de-embedding, and frequency offset mode for mixer/converter testing. Operated by an external PC, 5048 has 16 logical channels with up to 16 traces each. Any test results can be saved in a variety of formats for post-processing. If post-processing of the results is required, the user can save the data on the same PC and carry it over into any further software application without multiple points of data transfer. The storage of VNA data on an external PC makes the device useful for sharing between multiple users, or even to deploy in a security-heightened area. Engineers have chosen CMT compact analyzers for their small footprint and high accuracy; each instrument in the group has been reviewed and verified as a serious piece of test equipment with lab-grade performance. The popular compact series combines a maximum standard feature set with a compact size suitable for many applications at an affordable price point.last_img read more

Bacolod Tay Tung rules NBTC-Negros

first_imgBacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts Among the players of Thunderbolts werethe six-foot-nine center Heinz Gabriel Demisana, Fritz Valencia, MartinBeatingo, Kent Esparagoza, Josh Luciano, Nathan Jundana, John Mark Mercado,Jules Wong, Joseph Palaganas, Andy Villamer, Ralph Cagalawan, Dritter Ilalto,Lucky Charm Ramos, Benedick Gulmatico and Leindon Chong.For topping the Negros Occidental leg, the Thunderbolts will advance to theWestern Visayas regional finals slated to be held on Feb. 25 in Ibajay, Aklan.In the regional finals, the Thunderbolts will clash against Iloilo leg championHua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix, Guimaras leg’s Guimaras State College,Antique’s Col. Ruperto Abellon National High School, Aklan’s Mechor MemorialSchool Inc. and the winner of Capiz leg for the right to represent WesternVisayas in the national finals. SAGAY City –The Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts were hailed as champions of theChooks-to-GO SM National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) Tournament –NegrosOccidental leg on Feb.1.Hailed as kings of Bacolod high schoolbasketball, the thunderbolts struck the qualifiers after sweeping their twomatches against San Carlos champions Tañon College, 83-59, and Silay-Sagay legvictors MDM College, 91-81.center_img The NBTC Negros Occidental qualifierswas presented by SM, Chooks to Go, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Go forGold, Molten, Vivo, Smart, Cignal, Phoenix, Darlington Exped and Espn5./PNlast_img read more

UAAP Season 82 Volleyball finally begins on March 3

first_imgMANILA – After less than a month ofdelay due to fears of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, the  University Athletic Association cmen’s andwomen’s volleyball will finally take court action at the SM Mall of Asia Arenain Pasay City starting March 3. University of the Philippine’s Tots Carlos, Isa Molde and Justin Dorog are set to banner their team one last season in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball slated to begin on March 3. FOX SPORTS PHILIPPINES In the first round of the games, theteams facing off for the men’s side will also be the same pairing in thewomen’s match, while the second round showdown will depend on the first roundstandings. Meanwhile, Wednesdays, Saturdays, andSundays will have a program format that will alternate gamesbetween the men’s and women’s. However, game schedules will still be at 9 a.m.,10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. like the previous volleyball seasons. Aside from the SM Mall of Asia Arena,some matches will also be played at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig./PNcenter_img The league echoed in a statement onWednesday that the much-anticipated collegiate sporting even in the countrywill have two games featuring the men’s and women’s squads of the University ofthe East and Far Eastern University. Unlike in the previous seasons, therewill be Tuesday games consisted of one men’s and one women’s in the new adoptedformat. “With the success of the Men’sVolleyball team in the last SEA Games, it is about time that we put Men’sVolleyball side by side with the Women’s Volleyball,” said UAAP PresidentEmmanuel Fernandez.last_img read more

From the Desk of Vince McKee ” Official NBA Finals Prediction”

first_img Vince McKee Related Topics2016 NBA FinalsCleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – As someone who has written two books on the Cavaliers, and a die hard life long fan, it almost pains me to make this prediction, but as any writer should, I’m going with my head over my heart when I say Warriors in 7. I simply don’t see either team being able to win two games in a row in this series. They are far too good. I see Golden State winning tonight, and then rotating wins the rest of the way.There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland is much better than then were last year, with a deeper bench and all around talent. Like in any great matchup however, I look at coaching, and Steve Kerr is the more superior coach to Tyronn Lue. On top of that, Lue has not proven he can get his team to play consistent defense the way Blatt could.I’m also concerned about open three points shots, the Cavs give up way too many three point shots and unlike the Raptors, the Warriors WILL nail them.Now trust me, I pray that I’m wrong, I hope that I’m wrong. But if the Cavs lose tonight, I cannot see them winning 4 of the next 6. I can also see this being it for the Warriors. As in, they win this year and then never again under the Curry reign. He reminds me a lot of Isiah Thomas. As we recall, Thomas won two straight then gave way to the Jordan era. I can see that occurring here, Curry finishing the back to back, then seeing the Cavs and James win three straight starting next year, all in dominant fashion.Here’s hoping I’m wrong.Go Cavs!Vince last_img read more

Sepi Penumpang, Singapura Bekukan Terminal 2 Bandara Changi Selama 18 Bulan

first_imgSituasi terminal 2 di Bandara Changi beberapa waktu lalu. Foto: straitstimes.com Operasional di Terminal 2 Bandara Changi akhirnya akan ditangguhkan selama 18 bulan, mulai 1 Mei hingga Oktober 2021 mendatang untuk menghemat biaya operasional. Hal itu disampaikan langsung oleh Menteri Transportasi Khaw Boon Wan dalam sebuah pernyataan di depan parlemen. Adanya penutupan tersebut, praktis operasional Terminal 2 akan dialihkan ke terminal lainnya. Adapun Singapore Airlines dikabarkan akan mengalihkan operasional ke Terminal 3.Baca juga: Changi Airport, Bandara Terbaik di Dunia yang ‘Didirikan’ Para Tawanan JepangChangi Airport Group (CAG) sendiri selaku operator bandara mengatakan pihaknya memutuskan untuk melakukan hal tersebut mengingat turunnya arus keluar masuk penumpang, baik transit atau penumpang dari dan ke Singapura. Di samping itu, penutupan selama 18 bulan tersebut dilakukan atas dasar asumsi yang dikembangkan dengan melihat fakta yang ada. Hasilnya, pihak CAG menilai kemungkinan permintaan perjalanan udara tidak akan kembali seperti sediakala, sebelum adanya Covid-19, dalam waktu dekat. Prediksi tersebut tentu cukup fantastis dibanding prediksi dari International Air Transport Association (IATA). Pada akhir Februari lalu, IATA telah berasumsi, jika corona sama dengan wabah SARS beberapa tahun lalu, maka, proses recovery sampai akhirnya benar-benar pulih kembali bisa mencapai 9 bulan atau 9 bulan lebih sedikit dibanding prediksi dari CAG.“Untuk bisa pulih sebelumnya sepertinya tidak mungkin. Sebagian operasional mungkin akan kembali pulih tahun depan, jadi kami harus siap saat semuanya sudah kembali pulih,” kata Menteri Transportasi, Khaw Boon Wan.Bak sambil menyelam minum air, penutupan tersebut pun dimanfaatkan oleh stakeholder untuk melakukan proses perbaikan di Terminal 2. Dengan ditutupnya Terminal 2 ini, proyek pengerjaan perbaikan bisa dipersingkat hingga satu tahun dari perkiraan semula yakni selesai di tahun 2024.“Yang penting, ini juga memungkinkan kami untuk mempercepat pekerjaan peningkatan di Terminal 2 yang saat ini berjalan dan mempersingkat waktu proyek hingga satu tahun,” kata Khaw di parlemen.Dengan ditutupnya Terminal 2 Bandara Changi pula, otomatis CAG dan seluruh tenant bisa menghemat biaya operasional serta mengoptimalkan sumber daya di terminal lainnya agar disesuaikan dengan permintaan yang notabene tengah menurun tajam.Selain itu, CAG menambahkan bahwa mereka telah secara signifikan mengurangi operasional di Terminal 4, karena jumlah penerbangan yang sangat sedikit. Bahkan, saat ini CAG tengah mempertimbangkan penangguhan operasi sementara di Terminal 4 jika maskapai yang tersisa memilih untuk menangguhkan atau menyesuaikan jadwal penerbangan mereka. Hal itu dimaksudkan agar bandara bisa menata diri. Ketika kondisi benar-benar pulih kembali, mereka bisa kembali memberikan pelayanan terbaik.“Kami bisa saja menutup satu atau dua terminal, akan tetapu kami harus memikirkan segalanya setelah wabah ini usai,” tambah Khaw, sebagaimana dikutip dari straitstimes.com.Baca juga: Pangkas 96 Persen Kapasitas Penerbangan, Singapore Airlines Diambang Kebangkrutan?Sementara itu, Wakil Perdana Menteri Heng Swee Keat bulan lalu mengatakan bahwa jumlah penumpang yang tiba di bandara telah mengalami penurunan lebih dari 90 persen sejak wabah Covid-19 menyebar luas ke seluruh dunia pada Februari lalu. Maka dari itu, tak heran bila Singapore Airlines Group memangkas kapasitas kursi hingga 96 persen hingga akhir April mendatang.Akan tetapi, mengingat pentingnya posisi Bandara Changi dan Singapore Airlines (SIA) dalam menyokong pendapatan negara, pemerintah pun bergerak cepat untuk menyelamatkan bisnis serta posisi Changi dan SIA sebagai salah satu pelaku industri penerbangan terbaik di dunia. Oleh karenanya, kedua unit bisnis tersebut terus didorong untuk tetap melakukan sejumlah pengerjaan guna terus bertahan di tengah pandemi corona.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related80 Persen Toko F&B dan Outlet Ritel Kembali Dibuka di Bandara Changi08/07/2020In “Bandara”Terminal 4 Changi Hadirkan Taman Bermain Chandelier06/08/2018In “Bandara”Mengenal Skytrain di Changi, Benchmark APMS di Bandara Soekarno-Hatta04/05/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

Video: Indians Players and Manager Terry Francona Talk About the Series with the Astros

first_imgAs the Indians and Astros ALDS gets closer, Tribe manager Terry Francona, infielders Josh Donaldson and Francisco Lindor, and Game 1 starter Corey Kluber look ahead to the series which starts on Friday. Related TopicsCorey KluberIndiansJosh Donaldson Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Alyeska Resort Opens, Ski Slopes Set To Open In Two Weeks

first_imgPomeroy Lodging is a hospitality company based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The business owns and operates hotels in Western Canada. Under new management, the Alyeska Resort is nearing the finalization of a contract to sell its assets to Canadian company Pomeroy Lodging. Both parties expect the transaction to close before year end. The Resort said in a statement weather and conditions permitting they intend to open the ski resort as scheduled on December 7. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alyeska Ski Resort reopened its doors for the season on Wednesday after a brief closure for maintenance. Alyeska has received 11 inches of snow as of Thursday, according to the resort’s website.last_img read more

KPB Alerts System Will Be Tested In Cooper Landing, Tomorrow

first_imgIn a release from the BOEM, the test is being conducted to evaluate the system, and to encourage folks to register their cell phone numbers if they haven’t already done so. The test will be conducted at  1:05pm. In the event that KPB Alerts must be activated for an actual emergency, the notification will specify the incident and the actions that should be taken. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Borough Office of Emergency Management will be testing the “KPB Alerts” emergency notification system within the Cooper Landing area on Tuesday. No action is required. This brief test is only being conducted for registered landlines and cell phones with physical addresses located in Cooper Landing. Individuals that do not receive the test notification by 2:00pm may email or call the Office of Emergency Management. call 907-262-INFO (4636) or email oem@kpb.us.last_img read more