WV people can’t travel to Luzon under “No Sail Policy” – PCG

first_imgMANILA – With the implementation of the“No Sail Policy” already taking effect, people from Western Visayas will haveto wait until April 14 to travel to Luzon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)said. “Crew of cargo vessels shall be allowedto disembark for the purpose of ships operations not beyond 50 meters fromtheir ship, in reference with the guidelines issued by the Philippine PortsAuthority,” Garcia said. Only cargo, fishing and governmentvessels are allowed to sail to deliver goods and basic supplies, Garcia added./PN The “No Sail Policy” covers thenon-entry of domestic passenger vessels, motorized passenger boats, privatewatercrafts, and pleasure yachts to seaports in Luzon, including Batanes,Catanduanes, and Palawan.center_img Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP PCG chief Admiral Joel Garcia saidyesterday that the policy was declared after Luzon was placed under “enhancedcommunity quarantine” by President Rodrigo Duterte.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua: I want Tyson Fury’s belt

first_imgAnthony Joshua has confirmed he wants to fight Tyson Fury with talks over a potential future bout still going on.Both British boxers are heavyweight world champions with many wanting the two to meet in an undisputed bout. Fury is due to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout, while Joshua was set to meet Kubrat Pulev this summer before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to proceedings.There remains hope that a fight between Fury and AJ can still happen either towards the end of this year or in 2021.And Joshua, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF titles, is keen for a fight in order to stop all the talking from his rival.Joshua told The Sun: “Undoubtedly the fight I want is Tyson Fury — he is holding something that I want, he’s on my hit list.“You never know what you’re going to get with him. “He’s either at the top of the world, conquering the world, or at the bottom of the ocean and he needs to find a balance — but at the moment he seems to have found one at home working out with his wife.“He says things about me all the time, there is so much back and forth, but Tyson Fury is only relevant the day me and him sign a contract to fight.“The day he and I are going to fight is the only time really that I should be talking about Tyson Fury and I don’t really want to be in that position where I am talking him down.“He says a lot of controversial things, and I know if that was me… I just think he gets away with a lot.“But the work he has done around mental health has been very impressive.” Meanwhile, Fury believes it would be an easy night if he were to fight Joshua.“AJ’s style is tailor made for mine. He’s an upright fighter walking forward with a classic defence,” Fury told Sky Sports.“Strong and powerful. He’s got no footwork, hardly any resilience. And he’s a bit gutless when it comes down to getting clipped.“I think I’d knock him out in round two, three rounds. First time I connect on him, his legs will do a dance and I’ll just jump on him like the little fat kid [Andy Ruiz Jr] did in America that time.”RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGChampionship MatchTyson Furylast_img read more

Petraeus discusses technology

first_imgGen. David H. Petraeus, former director of the CIA who currently teaches at USC, weighed in on four technological developments that have emerged since the Great Recession on Wednesday evening at the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study in Doheny Memorial Library.Interconnected · Gen. David H. Petraeus spoke of how manufacturing, life sciences and information technologies are intertwined on Wednesday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanDuring the hourlong discussion, Petraeus noted that the four revolutions of energy, manufacturing, life sciences and information technology are all interconnected.Petraeus, who is well known for changing the tide in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, said each revolution is dependent on one another. He emphasized that the energy revolution enabled the information technology revolution and great growth of storage, which led to the manufacturing revolution.“When you take these four revolutions and you take the demographics of the United States, the state of the global economy, we may be on the threshold of the North American decades,” Petraeus said.Petraeus described the “North American decades” as a time of success for not only the United States, but also for Canada and Mexico.“These revolutions are historic and are going to give an incredible boost to our economy,” Petraeus said.Following his lecture, Petraeus answered students’ questions about his opinion on cyber espionage and exporting oil to Asian countries.He noted that in the near future, many new jobs will arise in several different fields, and encouraged students to be hopeful for what is to come. Petraeus said many of these new jobs will come through the evolving energy and manufacturing industries, noting that just this past week, the United States surpassed Russia to become the No. 1 producer of oil and gas in the world.“This is coming soon to a theater near us, this is not fantasy,” Petraeus said. “There are already steps in the direction toward this.”During the discussion, Petraeus cracked jokes about Edward Snowden and the U.S. legislature but became serious when asked a question about ethics within American policies during war. He referenced the infamous pictures of Abu Ghraib prison torture.“We try to adhere to the letter and the spirit of the international law. With that said, we’re not perfect,” Petraeus said.Petraeus also said that more attention needs to be paid to the nation’s shortcomings in education, immigration reform and infrastructure in order for the U.S. to stay ahead of other countries.This was Petraeus’ second appearance at a USC event this week. On Monday evening, he spoke about the the importance of honoring veterans returning home from serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan.Many students responded positively to Petraeus’ discussion. Some believed the format of the discussion was helpful to understanding the conversation.“It’s cool to have someone as famous as him come talk to us as equals,” said Rachel Jones, a junior majoring in political science.Students also said that Petraeus provided more context to subjects that they already had an interest in.“He gave me a more in-depth sense and knowledge of these issues,” said Berenice Yang Gonzalez, a junior majoring in political science and environmental studies. “It’s like knowing how to ride a bike and then learning how to ride a motorcycle.”Students said the conversational format of the program was beneficial to their learning experience.“It was insightful having his perspective because he looks at it from the top-down,” said Karthik Gollapudi, a junior majoring in computer science. “His experience will be helpful in integrating a lot of different departments and connecting them together.”Editor’s note: The original article incorrectly listed Karthik Gollapudi’s major as business administration.Follow Jordyn on Twitter @jojoholmeylast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: WHS Food Drive is Dec. 3-10

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015:Wednesday-ThursdayNo school activities placed on schedule.Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Taco Burger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and MilkWednesday’s Lunch — Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and MilkToday’s News: *Juniors: There will be a prom meeting tomorrow after school in Ms. Fords room.*The WHS food drive will be December 3rd through 10th. Please bring non-perishable food items to Mrs. Defore’s room, Rom 208. Please bring your items starting tomorrow to help the less fortunate eat this winter.*Dancing with the Teachers will be on December 12th at 5 p.m. in the auditorium.*Crusaders of the Stage present World War II Radio Christmas. You can see the Live Radio Play on December 10 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $2 or you can bring 2 non perishable canned goods.*The 5th our Crusader Way class is asking for your help to make children (ages 0-6) feel safe when they sleep. They are taking donations of children’s books, small toys, blankets, pillow cases and pillows. You can put your donations in a box in the commons until December 7th.*Attention students interested in joining Winter Color Guard: Your paperwork needs to be turned in to Ms. Vaughn this week in order to participate in tryouts next week.*Crusader Creators will NOT meet this week.*Students that are interested in working the Wellington Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 12th…please see Mr. Buchanan.  Students will get paid for working.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* Reminder, the next Work Ethic Meeting is today at 11:30 in room 107*Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.*NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.Follow us on Twitter.e Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

‘Phebe Hospital is in Financial Crisis,’ Owes US$ 300,000 to Vendors

first_imgFront view of Phebe Hospital-Says Dr. Jefferson Sibley  The Phebe referral hospital in Suakoko, Bong County, in Central Liberia is in serious financial crisis as the hospital lacks essential drugs to cater to its many patients, the medical director, Dr. Jefferson Sibley has confirmed.Dr. Sibley told radio ELBC on Friday, November 23, that the government provides over 80 percent of the hospital’s running cost, but said that as it relates to the provision of goods and services, the government is slow in responding to the request of the hospital.“The government helps with personnel cost, but for goods and services, the government is slow,” Dr. Sibley said.He said that as a result of the dwindling supply of goods and services to Phebe, the hospital has incurred over US$300,000 debt to its vendors, and the vendors have refused to supply the hospital with drugs and other essential materials.He said that the hospital lacks drugs, fuel to run the machine, food for patients and other vital materials that would make the facility run effectively.In its Wednesday, November 21, edition with the caption, “97 Yr-Old Phebe Hospital Nears Collapse,” this newspaper reported that Dr. Sibley said the hospital may close its doors to the public due to “the lack of sufficient budgetary support to run the hospital.”Phebe Hosptial Medical Director, Dr. Jefferson SibleyHowever, on Thursday, November 22, on ELBC, an official of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning refuted the story, and said the government is providing the required financial support to the hospital.The official added, “in 2016/2017 fiscal year, Phebe received approximately US$2 million as well as in the 2017/2018 budget period, the hospital obtained US$ 2.0 million, and in the 2018/2019 national budget, the hospital got US$ 1.98 million. So, there is no need for the administration to cry foul for limited support.”Dr. Sibley specified that the referral hospital will need US$3 million to successfully operate, noting, “Can you imagine electricity power is switched off before 10:00 p.m., which is not unique to any hospital like Phebe.”“Without electricity, we will not be able to run this hospital and running such an institution on a generator is cost intensive,” Dr. Sibley said.“Patients who come to the hospital are normally given prescriptions to buy drugs, because of the prevailing situation. The hospital serves hundreds of patients on a daily basis, most of whom are from the low-income support background,” Dr. Sibley said.Dr. Sibley said the hospital uses 6,000 gallons of fuel every month, which is causing the administration a huge sum of money, adding, “because of this, we are indebted to our vendors that do not want to trust us any more.”He said money allotted to the hospital in the national budget is sliced to support the running of the School of Nursing, while the hospital spent pretty close to US$800,000 to maintain the school alone per year.As for the Nursing School, Sibley said that a few years ago, the government mandated the administration of the hospital to run the school free of charge with the sole purpose to bridge the human resource gap that existed in the health sector.“And during those years, things went fine with support from partners, but right now the partners that were supporting the program have had funding fatigue and the funding of this school is squarely in the hands of the government which is not adequate,” he said.The Phebe Hospital, opened in 1921, was built by a Christian institution,  the Lutheran Church. The Phebe School of Nursing was the first nursing school in the country. In spite of being looted during the civil-war, Phebe Hospital never stopped offering services during the civil crisis, “but this particular situation is more than the war, because patients are asked to buy drugs outside the hospital and sometimes they don’t find it; it is serious,” Dr. Sibley added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more