‘Ompong’ forces UAAP cancelation anew

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon OmpongResponding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Students from participating schools during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe UAAP has also canceled its men’s basketball games set for Sunday due to the effects of typhoon “Ompong.”UAAP Season 81 president Nilo Ocampo said in a statement Saturday that the league also decided to suspend the rest of the weekend’s games as “Ompong” continued to batter Metro Manila and North Luzon.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The games between University of the East against National University at 2pm and University of Santo Tomas against University of the Philippines at 4pm were initially scheduled at Filoil Flying V Centre.Saturday’s matchups schedule also scrapped.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 ChrissThe Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration spotted “Ompong,” which has since been downgraded to a typhoon from a super typhoon, at 65 kilometers west of Laoag, Ilocos Norte as of 12 pm.Public storm signal no.1 is still raised over Metro Manila. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ PSG make light of Mbappe, Neymar absence in Parc stroll Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY athlete Mark English has taken gold in Belfast tonight – setting a new Donegal record for the 400 metres.He ran yet another personal best of 46.56 to win the event at the Belfast International at the Mary Peters track beating Irish number one for the event and current Irish champion Brian Gregan.“Simply put it was a fantastic run,” said national team manager Patsy McGonagle.  ATHLETICS: SUPER ENGLISH TAKES GOLD IN BELFAST WITH NEW DONEGAL RECORD was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal recordmark englishlast_img read more

Liberian Students Protest for Active Role in Fighting Ebola

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares September 30, 2014; Voice of America (via All Africa)In an effort to gain control of the Ebola epidemic, Liberia, a country among those hit hardest by the disease, has had to temporarily shut its schools, universities, and public gathering places for the past several months. With little to do and barred from returning to school, Liberian students have been protesting in the streets of the capital, Monrovia, to release their frustrations in trying to find a way to help fight the disease. Monrovia is currently the epicenter of the virus’ outbreak.In response, the Department of Children and Family, a small Liberian NGO, has been trying to mobilize this influx of students and direct them to nonpaying jobs to help with the efforts.“We received the first 2,000 people and now we’re above 4,200 people,” said Department director Victor Fayah. “There is [sic] more people still coming in with their CV willing to go to all the counties, to go to the rural villages, to walk even, eight hours walk to get to some villages, to talk to our people in their language that they can understand, the best way that they can understand the issue of Ebola.”Fayah felt that he and other individuals and organizations felt left out of the efforts being organized by larger health organizations, despite having a significant advantage being able to communicate with those directly that have been affected. Instead, Fayah’s NGO is helping these students and other Liberians get involved in the health initiatives and raise awareness of the disease.Fayah has enlisted more than 700 volunteers to help with the efforts. “We Liberians want to get involved properly,” Fayah said, “because we don’t want to sit and wait for the government, for any other person, to educate our people on this.… We want to get involved deeply because we don’t want to wait.”More than 1,800 have died in Liberia. The Center for Disease Control announced on Tuesday evening the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., and the victim had recently traveled from Liberia. Most recent news indicated the patient had been in contact with some children while he was infected, further raising alarm in the West of the potential of an outbreak beyond Africa.However, the CDC is confident that they will be able to prevent the disease’s spread in the U.S. “I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country,” said CDC director Tom Frieden.The Dallas Morning News also implored readers to stay calm:“Time for panic? Absolutely not. This is a time to stay informed and follow the instructions of health professionals so they can ensure that the virus doesn’t spread.”Liberia is in no such situation and continues to struggle with the epidemic, including an infected population that’s oftentimes unwilling to seek help. The country is currently facing an ambulance shortage that compounds the already exponential growth of the disease; many who fall victim do not receive treatment.Yesterday, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response announced that it wants 70 percent of those infected with Ebola to go to treatment centers within the next 60 days. Currently, fewer than 20 percent go to treatment centers, instead dying in their homes or on the streets, increasing the risk of infecting someone else.With other regions like the Ivory Coast trying to prevent the infection from spreading to them and Nigeria apparently containing the outbreak, Liberia should use the help of its citizen volunteers to bring awareness of the treatment for Ebola to reluctant patients. Being able to communicate with other Liberians in ways patients can understand will help reduce further anxiety about the treatment and may be more effective than simply mandating that patients attend unfamiliar health centers, as the UN has proposed.—Shafaq HasanShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more