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Šetkić in the 2. Round of The ATP Challenger in Cortina

first_imgAldin Šetkić, the Bosnian tennis player, qualified in the second round of ATP Challenger tournament in Cortina (Italy).In the 1st round worth of 42 000 Dollars, Šetkić won the Brazilian Rogerij Dutra Silva, who is 166th on the ATP list with 7:5, 7:6 (5).In the match for the qualification in quarter finals Šetkić will play against the local Federiaca Gaia (ATP 368). (Source: Fena)last_img

Govt sole sources substandard ware-“house” for drugs

first_imgPharmaceutical farce…conducted own evaluation; pays $150M annuallyTransparency and Accountability – or rather the lack thereof – was on full display on Monday as Government sought to defend almost $1 billion it had advanced from the Contingencies Fund to meet “unforeseen” expenditures.Public Health Minister, Dr George NortonHealth Minister Dr George Norton was prodded to provide answers to the Members of Parliament in relation to a new company with which the Public Health Ministry has contracted to store pharmaceuticals.The MPs were told that Ministry of Public Health engaged a company named Linden Holdings Company.Secret contract onpharmaceuticalsThat company has its registered office as 176 Middle Street, Cummingsburg—the same address as the Sidewalk Café, owned by Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes.The bond for Linden Holdings Company is said to be located in Sussex Street, Charlestown, and the company’s principal listed as Larry Singh.The House was told that a three-year contract has been entered with the company for rental at some $12.5 million a month, only began in March of this year; and as such was not catered for in the original budget, hence the advance from the Contingencies  Fund.Dr Norton told the House that the resort to have another facility for use to store government pharmaceuticalOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeirawas since the NEW GPC Inc was asking an exorbitant fee.He did confirm to the House that NEW GPC has in fact only this year began receiving payment for the storage of drugs and medical supplies for government.The NEW GPC storage warehouse facility of 30,000 square feet had been provided free of cost to the GHPC and the Min of Health for a decade-and-a-half. It has the necessary equipment, staff, IT, security, certification and sanitation to comply with WHO/PAHO standards. The facility also has three separate temperature control zones for the storage of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in addition to a separate area for the storage of controlled substances. It also has testing facilities.The Government claimed that it would store all its pharmaceuticals at its Diamond Warehouse facility which was built at a cost of $100 million.Grilled on the suitability of the new storage facility being used by the Public Health Ministry and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Dr Norton said it was built to PAHO/WHO standards but when asked to produce a certificate to this effect, the Health Minister was unable to do so.In fact, he said that it was the Ministry which evaluated the company’s facility and decided on its suitability.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Dr Frank Anthony drew the House’s attention to the fact that under the PEPFAR arrangement, there is a requirement for the facilities to meet international standards.On the matter of whether there was any public tendering in the selection of Linden Holdings Company, Dr Norton said this did not obtain since the facility was required on an emergency basis.Acknowledging that government is looking to end all such arrangements with private facilities, Dr Norton said the initial contract is for three years but could not give a definitive answer as to when government is looking to end using private facilities.Dr Norton was also asked to make a copy of the contract between the Ministry and Linden Holdings Company and its terms and conditions available to the House, but according to the Public Health Minister, he would be unable to do so until both parties (Govt and Linden Holdings Company) agreed to have the document made publicly available.He said the arrangement with Linden Holdings Company was done through sole sourcing with the approval of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, in addition to a No-Objection offered by Cabinet.The matter was subsequently raised in the House, since in addition to the allocations from the Contingency Fund, the Ministry of Public Health sought an additional $62.5 million for the storage of pharmaceutical to be met from the Consolidated Fund.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira at this time vehemently objected to the use of the facility since according to the Former Health Minister, the building was unsuitable for the storage of pharmaceuticals for the people of this country.Teixeira told the House that not only is the building not appropriate, it is a private residence with garbage strewn at its entrance in addition to a lack of security and basic amenities such as windows.Opposition speakers objected in vain to the allocation since the new arrangement entered into by Government is for the monthly payments of $12.5 million when NEW GPC had previously offered the same service to Government free of cost.“This is a building costing $12.5 million a month when we were getting NEW GPC free for four years…We have a right to ask about the quality of this building.”last_img read more

MAN WHO KILLED DONEGAL WOMAN AND UNBORN BABY IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

first_imgA 29-year-old Monaghan man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of dangerous driving causing the deaths of a Donegal woman, her unborn baby and two other people.Kevin McArdle was more than three times over the drink-driving limit when he caused a three-car pile-up on a straight stretch of road near Carrickmacross last Christmas.McArdle had drunk nine pints of beer and five glasses of brandy as he and his friends drove from pub to pub around Meath and Monaghan on 27 December. At approximately 6.40pm, he was driving at speed on the incorrect side of the stretch of road near Carrickmacross.One oncoming car managed to swerve to avoid his car, but those in the car behind did not have the opportunity to do so.A 38-year-old pregnant woman was among those killed.Roisin Connolly of Fanad and Grace Park, Drumcondra, Dublin, was driving on the Carrickmacross by-pass with her husband Stephen when their Seat car was struck in heavy rain by the BMW being driven by McArdle.Mrs Connolly, who was five months pregnant, was killed. Doctors delivered her baby, Catherine, but she also died. Mrs Connolly’s husband survived with injuries.The couple had just returned from spending Christmas in Fanad with Roisin’s mother Kathleen and her extended family.Two passengers in the BMW, Glen Curtis and Paul Carroll, were also killed, while another man in that car was seriously injured but survived.Supt Noel Cunningham told the Court McArdle was three and a half times over the legal drink driving limit.EndsMAN WHO KILLED DONEGAL WOMAN AND UNBORN BABY IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: October 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Fanadkilledroisin connollylast_img read more

SA fire alert system goes international

first_img11 April 2013 A cutting-edge South African-developed application that uses satellite imaging to detect fires from space will soon be helping to combat the high incidence of wild fires in Angola, and is being piloted in six other countries. Developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Meraka Institute, the Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) is a near real-time, wide area wild fire detection, monitoring and alerting system that uses satellite imaging. Its advanced geo-spatial information processing system detects fires and alerts infrastructure owners, land managers, disaster management and fire protection personnel to fires in their areas. The CSIR said in a statement on Wednesday that the system would be implemented in Angola – one of the most fire-prone countries in Africa – following the singing of a memorandum of understanding between the CSIR and the Angolan government’s National Technology Center in March. Capacity development in geo-spatial systems, and research into fire danger forecasting and burn area assessment, will be undertaken as part of the implementation project. The CSIR’s Lee Annamalai said negotiations to implement AFIS in several other countries were at an advanced state, with the system already being piloted in six countries. Annamalai said the success of AFIS was an indication of the potentially significant contribution that earth observation could make to the South African economy, and of “the robust earth observation technology capability that is alive and well in the country”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Green Prototypes in Upstate NY Edge Toward Summer Unveiling

first_imgEarly last year, Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, in partnership with the Syracuse Center of Excellence and nonprofit housing and community groups Home HeadQuarters and the Near West Side Initiative, announced the three winners of “From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes,” a competition intended to showcase design, sustainability, and cost-effective building practices for the single-family house.The contestants were asked to limit construction costs to $150,000. Fifty-two design teams entered the competition, seven were selected as finalists, and designs by the winners are being implemented in three infill projects now going up in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood.As noted on the Near West Side Initiative website, all three homes have been sold and are due for completion this summer. SU’s School of Architecture posted basic information about the winning teams’ projects:Live Work Home, designed by Cook + Fox of New York City and Terrapin Bright Green of Washington, D.C. This single-story, flat-roof house is built with structural insulated panels, and its orientation, window placement, skylights, and adjustable screens are intended to maximize passive heating and controlled shading. The design is adaptable to a number of uses, including purely residential, a work space (such as an artist’s studio), or small-business applications, with interior space ranging from 1,100 to 1,363 sq. ft.R-House, designed by Architecture Research Office and Della Valle Bernheimer, both of New York City. The interior of this 1,100-sq.-ft. two-story house can accommodate two to four bedrooms, and, like Live Work Home, incorporates passive solar features, a carefully insulated, airtight shell, and a small heating system. ARO says the house is designed to meet the Passive House performance standard.TED, designed by Onion Flats of Philadelphia. With 1,130 sq. ft. of floor space, plus a 530-sq.-ft. basement, this house is large enough to function as a home with studio space for work, or as a duplex, the three-story TED house features 2×6 stick construction, a roof-mounted solar array, and an atrium designed to increase air flow in the summer using natural convection current. The atrium also allows light into the bedroom/studio on the north side of the home. Exterior walls are insulated to R-40, the roof to R-50.last_img read more

‘Pan-Indian strategy won’t work in Bengal’

first_imgA day after the BJP scored a duck in the bypolls, its Bengal vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Friday said it was time for the party to devise a State-specific plan as “a pan-Indian strategy would not apply to the land of Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose”.Call for introspection Calling for an introspection, Mr. Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji, said the party should not have made the issue of NRC its primary poll plank during the bypolls. “It is essential for the BJP in the State to cleanse the organisation and devise a Bengal-specific strategy. We have to rectify our organisational lacunae. A pan-Indian strategy will not apply to the land of Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose,” he told reporters. Political parties must work to develop the basic infrastructure in the State and not just try to polarise people to secure vote banks, the senior BJP leader said. “People of Bengal are politically sharp and astute. Our party should not have made NRC its key poll plank as there is lot of confusion surrounding the matter. We could have highlighted other issues,” he added.TMC victory The ruling Trinamool Congress had on Thursday bagged all the three Assembly seats where bypolls were held earlier this week, trouncing the challenger BJP, a victory that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed as a “mandate against NRC” and in favour of “secularism and unity”.last_img read more

NBA 2K18 promises to release Celtics version of Kyrie Irving cover

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Some fans, however, are more intrigued on what will happen with the upcoming NBA 2K18 video game, which features Kyrie Irving donning a Cavs jersey as cover athlete. Undefeated and unloved, Mayweather eyes final payday Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The game is slated to come out on Sept. 19, while those who pre-ordered will get their hands on it a week earlier.LOOK: Kyrie Irving is cover athlete of NBA 2K18Shortly after the 25-year-old guard from Duke traded his red wine jersey for the Celtic green, 2K’s official Twitter page acknowledged the situation with a short tweet.Whoops https://t.co/dwja1rN0dL— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Now that perhaps the biggest deal of this NBA off-season has pushed through, fans are left wondering how former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will fit under Brad Stevens’ system with the Boston Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — sourceADVERTISEMENT Jason Argent, 2K’s senior VP of basketball operations, gave a more detailed explanation about the game developer’s next move.“We are excited to be part of one of the most memorable NBA offseasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places. This isn’t an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded – but it’s certainly interesting timing with 2K18 being released in less than a month,” he said in a statement, via the Game Informer.“The good news is that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market, we’re used to being nimble and responding to changes in the NBA. Fans should be thrilled to know that we will issue a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date,” he added.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

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