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Ukraine hospital fire kills 3 COVID-19 patients, doctor

first_imgKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three coronavirus patients and a doctor have died in a fire at a hospital in Ukraine. The head doctor at the hospital in Zaporizhzhia was quoted by Ukrainian news media as saying Thursday that the fire broke out in medical equipment. The patients all on ventilators, but it wasn’t clear if that was the equipment that caught on fire. The patients’ ages were 91, 76 and 64, and the doctor was 26. The cause of death for all is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning. Zaporizhzhia is about 280 miles southeast of the capital Kyiv.last_img

UFC’s walking highlight reel wants to knock out Conor McGregor in Ireland

first_imgNow thatMcGregor has talked about wanting a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title, Tony Ferguson has actively been looking for a matchup with the man from Ireland and there are plenty of talented fighters in the lightweight division who could fight McGregor.But a matchup with Gaethje makes sense for the UFC even though it would be an incredibly dangerous reintroduction into the organization for McGregor.“This is the craziest weight class there is right now in the UFC. I think it’s the one with the most opportunity to become a superstar,” Gaethje told TMZ. “There are so many fights right now, but Conor sounds like he’s coming back. I’m the man now. If he’s going to fight somebody, it has to be me.” Conor McGregor is talking about returning to the Octagon and absolutely no MMA fan would complain about his first fight coming against lightweight Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje.The Arizona native wants to take on the former two-division champion in his home nation. He isn’t being shy and seems confident he’ll win. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year“I want to fight him and I want to fight him in Ireland,” Gaethje told TMZ Sports. “I know it’s not going to happen in Ireland, but that’s my dream is to go over there and just be in that, that sort of chaos. Like, that’s what s— wakes me up every day. So, I’ll go out there. I’m going to stand. I’m going to stand and knock him out. If he wants to retire, I can help on his way out.”Gaethje, 20-2, is coming off of a vicious knockout win over one of the best strikers in the UFC in Edson Barboza. The former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion has 18 career finishes in his professional career and 24 if you count his amateur years.He is an absolute joy for fight fans to watch as he instigates constant action and keeps moving forward despite taking countless blows from the start to finish of fights.Gaethje has five career fights in the UFC and four of them have been named Fight of the Night. He has won performance of the night for two of those victories.McGregor is the biggest draw in MMA right now and Gaethje is arguably the most entertaining fighter. A matchup like this would do wonders for ratings.last_img read more

It’s always Fair weather

first_imgMarilyn Root, 57, said she volunteered to help run the three-legged races because she wanted to see her kindergarten grandson enjoy the fair. “I think the students have learned a lot already,” Root said. “They’ve learned that plants start from seeds, and they grow vegetables and fruits in a little garden on the side of the school. “We walk by every morning and my grandson points them out and starts naming all of them,” she added. “\ is interactive learning. Just by making lemonade they find out where it comes from – that it doesn’t just come from a dispenser in a store.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Kindergartners at Leffingwell Elementary School weren’t going to get a chance to go to a farm this year – so their teachers made sure the farm came to them. And so it did last Tuesday morning, as the youngsters got hands-on lessons in old-fashioned fun at the school’s first-ever Kindergarten Country Fair. Normally, said teacher Kelly Baltzer, the kindergartners wrap up their academic unit on farms with a trip to Centennial Farms at the Orange County Fairgrounds. But the farms booked up fast this year, Baltzer said, and teachers didn’t want to end the unit without some type of interactive field trip or activity. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2So the four kindergarten teachers and parents organized a campus fair with eight separate stations that included three-legged races, butter-churning, fresh- squeezed lemonade, “Kick the Can,” ice cream and a petting zoo. “We’ve been reading books and singing songs for our farm lessons, but this way they also get to touch, see and hear things they might find on a farm,” Baltzer said. “It’s the kind of activity that gives them actual experience in what they’re learning,” she added. Each group of students visited the stations for 15 minutes before rotating to another. Parent volunteers were dressed in old-fashioned clothes, including long dresses and plaid shirts. last_img read more

Giants-Nationals preview: Should Zaidi trade from bullpen surplus to address lineup?

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Padres are growing up before our eyes, the Dodgers suddenly look fallible and the Rockies are a shadow of their former selves.The first two-plus weeks of the season offered a slew of surprising developments in the National League West, but the Giants didn’t contribute many. Through 17 games, the Giants are who we (experts, media and fans) thought they would be.The familiar, predictable script the Giants have been following isn’t going to produce a contender, but a few …last_img

H-DNL football: St. Bernard’s erases early deficit, downs Ferndale to remain perfect in 2019

first_imgWill Omey added five more touchdowns to his 2019 bounty as St. Bernard’s scored 33 unanswered points en route to a 47-27 road-win over Ferndale, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.St. Bernard’s scored its second-most points of the season Saturday — and, for the most part, they did it without the No. 1 receiver in the state.Lane Thrap exited the game with an upper-body injury early in the first quarter and did not return to play.So a few new Crusaders faces stood tall in the …last_img

Redefining corporate social investment in South Africa

first_img“Braai Day was conceived by the retail industry to maximise profits from the traditional South African braai,” writes Wendy Tlou. “I applaud the retail industry for having had the insight to monetise something that is a source of common enjoyment for the vast majority of South Africans.” (Image: Pieter van Marion) • South Africa’s living democracy • Foundation believes in the healing power of dreams • Infographic: Vision 2030 and the National Development Plan • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage • Using the arts to build an inclusive South AfricaWendy TlouSouth Africa’s journey to democracy manifests itself in some interesting forms of expression. As most of our national holidays mean different things to different people, we have not yet reached the point where we have a particular form of celebration that means the same thing to everyone. But then again, I am not sure whether we would want a single form of celebration in our country. Our various forms of expression ought to be seen as a celebration of our cultural diversity.The answer to forging a new and common South African identity is not about us glossing over what our national holidays mean to different groups of people in our country. It will come from each of us acknowledging exactly what the national holidays invoke for each of us while realising that this is what South Africa is about. The past will never mean the same thing to us all, but in our collective “South Africanness”, in this democratic experiment in which we are all engaged, we can begin to look at the present and future together. This is part of our “living democracy” – a term recently coined by the presiding bishop of the Methodist Church, Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa.While culture, heritage and expressions of democracy are all more grey than black and white, one thing that has the same colour is money. Money is a currency that is understood and appreciated by corporations and individuals alike. I wonder about the responsibility and role of corporate entities that monetise national holidays. Are they playing their part in contributing positively and meaningfully to building a shared understanding and meaning of those holidays?Let us look at the recent Braai Day, which coincides with National Heritage Day. Braai Day was conceived by the retail industry to maximise profits from the traditional South African braai. The concept of cooking food over an open fire is something that is common to most of us in this country. We all know how food cooked over an open fire tastes – be it meat, bread, vegetables or stews. I’m sure we all have images of that in our minds right now. I applaud the retail industry for having had the insight to monetise something that is a source of common enjoyment for the vast majority of South Africans.However, are corporate entities giving back to communities to enable sustainable growth and development, especially from campaigns like Braai Day? Many will say there are corporate social responsibility projects and that corporate organisations are also trying to comply with the King 3 report, which encourages greater social investment as part of sustainable stakeholder relations management. However, are these projects enough to contribute meaningfully to the development of communities and active citizenship?Corporate entities implement innovative approaches to exploiting national days – also because they are all public holidays – to maximise their sales and profit. But do their investments in social responsibility projects match their sales and profit and do they actually participate in the broader call for active citizenship to make this country what we would like it to be?One of the leading theorists on competitive advantage, Michael Porter, has co-written a paper entitled the Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy, which looks at the concept of strategic philanthropy. The paper observes that what passes for strategic philanthropy “is not truly strategic, and often it isn’t even particularly effective as philanthropy, since increasingly philanthropy is used as a form of public relations or advertising, promoting a company’s image or brand through cause-related marketing”.While this may seem quite cynical, it may be quite telling, since corporate entities have as their main objective the maximisation of their profits and increasing their market share. Porter, however, goes on to say that there is a way of making social investments more strategic: “Corporations can use their charitable efforts to improve their competitive context, the quality of the business environment in the location or locations where they operate.”This should become the focus of South African corporate social investment (CSI) – contributing to communities to improve the quality of the surroundings in which their operations reside through job creation and other forms of social investment such as education initiatives, daycare, after-school programmes for minors and nutritional programmes. In addition, what role do corporate entities play in encouraging active citizenship and the convergence around building a common South African identity?Strong brands command attention, elicit desire from consumers and motivate aspirations. How do corporate entities use this power for the greater good of building the South African brand and simultaneously ensure their own success in this community? Is it utopian, achievable or a corporate imperative for the sustainability of their communities and their own commercial interests?At the June 2014 Making CSI Matter Conference, a presentation by Cathy Duff showed that nonprofit organisations (NPOs) receive the bulk, almost 20%, of their funding from corporate entities and certainly NPOs have received increased funding over the years. The questions that must be asked are, what proportion of profits from corporate entities is contributed to CSI activities, in-house or NPO-run? How do these programmes contribute to the development of communities? Are we moving communities further up the development trajectory? Are corporations playing their part to ensure that our citizens – our national human capital – are nourished, taught skills and educated to the extent that they can be in total control of their destinies? Are corporate entities ensuring their own survival through their investment in the development of our national human capital?Research also shows that the best way to ensure social cohesion is to reduce the inequality between the haves and the have-nots. Investing in the sustainable development of our human capital and therefore strengthening communities will inevitably see inequalities decrease. But the only way to increase durable equality is through the development of people, not merely through the increase in their income levels.Corporate entities should have another look at their relationship with the communities with which they interact. We need to redefine the concept of corporate social responsibility and what it means to the collective national development and active citizenship we so dearly desire. I do know for sure that we cannot commodify and retail our way to social cohesion, but we can by get there by building a common understanding and meaning of national holidays and thus a common South Africanness.• Wendy Tlou is the chief marketing officer of Brand South Africa. This article was originally published in Business Day.last_img read more

Hawkins Collection Sinamay Loops and Leaves Comb Fascinator : Buy it!

first_img Posted on April 19, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Comb SlidesTags Hawkins Collection Great value for money, lovely tidy and delicate. Very nicely made and a lovely shade of green. Hawkins Collection Sinamay Loops and Leaves Comb FascinatorColour: NavySize: One SizeSinamay with feathersWH200Sinamay Loops and Leaves FascinatorFrom the 2019 Spring / Summer Hawkins CollectionMeasures approximately 18cm in length Lovely little fascinator secured by a comb. Very efficient delivery lovely quality. I have bought this for a wedding at easter. I had the taupe onethis is great value for money, it is on a comb,which meansit won’t give you a headache, and it is just the right size. I would highly recommend this fasinator , it is beautiful. Perfect match for my dress, good quality and prompt delivery. Wife very pleased,just slide in hair,done,no messing with pins etc. Beautiful fascinator, looks really expensive. Lovely colour and light enough to wear in short hair. Ideal for wedding, not too big. Beautiful arrived the next day. Was just as described will keep the name in case i need to order another one. I was a bit worried this would need to be nailed on as i have very fine hair. But i styled my hair into a messy bun and plonked it in and it stayed in place all day. Very goid quality and made really well. . Gotta find another occasion to show it off now. Excellent, unfortunately colour was not a good match so returned but i would definitely recommend as far as quality and service. This arrived better than expected & a great accessory to a wedding outfit. Superb item, goes beautifully with my outfit i’ve purchased for a wedding. Love the colour and would definitely buy another one. Very pleased, bought for a wedding, had lots of lovely comments and very reasonably priced. Delighted with my purchase- pretty style and good quality. Really prompt delivery and excellent value for money. Very pretty and matches my dress exactly. It is exactly as described, a lovely colour and served he purpose well. Absalutekt loved this facinator and it was the perfect match for my atire. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-04-19 14:30:00Reviewed Item Hawkins Collection Sinamay Loops and Leaves Comb FascinatorRating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  36  reviewslast_img read more

WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ It seems like a long time ago when Derrick Rose was terrorizing opposing NBA defenses with his acrobatic drives to the rim and devil-may-care play style.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut after undergoing multiple major surgeries over the past few years, Rose—although still a terrific player—has certainly lost some of the explosiveness that earned him the league’s Most Valuable Player award in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Despite averaging 18 points per game with the dysfunctional New York Knicks last season, Rose was not heavily sought after by NBA teams this off-season.Still, his troubles did not affect his popularity in China, as his jersey was the top seller in the country two years ago, alongside Kobe Bryant’s, according to Sports Illustrated.Check out the touching tribute below. /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption The three-time NBA All-Star was visibly moved to tears after being shown a video message from strangers who professed their love for him and wished him luck in Cleveland.“I didn’t mean to cry,” Rose said, as he wiped the tears from his eyes while being interviewed by the Chinese media. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Although his stock has certainly dropped for NBA teams this season, the 28-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers guard remains one of the more popular figures abroad, as evidenced when he recently made a trip to China for an Adidas promotional event. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View comments La Salle, FEU strong picks Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

London Olympics: Devendro’s loss shows his lack of experience against opponents like Barnes

first_imgDevendro Singh’s dreams of winning an Olympic medal came to an agonising end as he lost 18-23 to Ireland’s Paddy Barnes in a bristling light flyweight quarterfinal on Wednesday night.With it, the Indian boxing campaign came to an earlier end than they would have liked. For a boxer who had earned an RSC verdict in the first round against Bayron Molina of Honduras and a 16-11 victory of 2008 finalist Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia, Devendro Singh had the potential to get past the Irishman and get among the medals.But Barnes fought smart by combining aggression and sensible defence to cause India to groan in disappointment.The Excel arena throbbed with life and the huge number of Irish supporters armed with their national flags watched the Indian start in an attacking manner.However, the 25-year-old Barnes drew on his experience of winning the 2008 Olympic bronze as well as the European and the Commonwealth Games titles in 2010 to deny Devendro more scoring opportunities than he got.With a never-say-die approach, the pocket-sized dynamo from Manipur negated the two-point lead that Barnes picked up in the first round but was unable to bridge the gap caused by his conceding far too many in the second round when he was penalised for ‘head-butting’ his opponent.The round scores read 7-5, 10-5 and 6-8 reflected Barnes’ superior footwork, defence and overall ringcraft.You have to put it down to his lack of experience of fighting in blue riband competitions that led Devendro Singh to raise his head in a reflex action when Barnes clinched him after landing a series of scoring blows.advertisementThe American referee David Llaurado was quick to stop the bout and penalise the 20-year-old Indian for head butting.It must be said though that the manner in which Devendro Singh fought back despite trailing 10-17 after two rounds was commendable. It showcased his mental fortitude.It was not as if he was flailing his gloved fists aimlessly but there was a method that he followed. It led to Barnes clinching the Indian and earning the wrath of the referee.The win gave Barnes another shot at China’s Zou Shiming, the defending champion. Barnes lost to the Chinese top-seed in the 2007 World Championship and the 2008 Olympic Games. And the result left Devendro with something to ponder about.With greater experience and maturity, the boxer from Army Sports Institute can emerge as one of India’s top boxers in the coming years.India derived much joy in seven men qualifying for the boxing competition at the Games this time but barring middleweight boxer Vijender Singh and Devendro Singh who were one bout away from winning a medal, none of them was able to make it to the quarterfinals.It was not the best end for national coach GS Sandhu’s career as India’s chief coach.”Devendro was unlucky,” said Brig Muralidharan Raja after the bout. “I am sure the experience he has garnered will hold him in good stead,” added Raja.last_img read more