On June 14, this year in Barnersville, Monrovia, 19-year-old Liberian student attempted to end his life by swallowing four valium tablets because his friends taunted him, bullying him for his reported failure to have immigrated to Canada. “I want to die…leave me to die…let me die!” the half-conscious young man was cried, simply because of the teasing from his friends.This account seems rather isolated but, a new poll conducted by UNICEF and their partners shows that more than nine out of 10 young people believe bullying is a pervasive problem in their communities; and two-thirds say they have experienced bullying firsthand. The poll was conducted through U-Report, a rapidly growing youth engagement tool that provides a platform for over 2 million young ‘U-Reporters’ from more than 20 countries. Through the poll, young people were asked via SMS, Facebook and Twitter a series of questions relating to the impact of bullying in their community, their own personal experiences of bullying and what they think can be done to end this type of violence. More than 100,000 U-Reporters, recruited by partners such as the Scouts and Girl Guides, with an estimated age of 13-30, participated in the poll, including young people from Senegal, Mexico, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mozambique, Ukraine, Chile, Malaysia, Nigeria, Swaziland,Pakistan, Ireland, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Indonesia, Zambia and through the Global U-Report channel. “Bullying, including online bullying, remains a largely misunderstood risk to the wellbeing of children and young people,” said UNICEF’s Senior Adviser on Child Protection, Theresa Kilbane. “To end this type of violence, we must improve public awareness of the harmful impact of bullying, equip teachers, parents and peers with the skills to identify risks and report incidents, and provide care and protection for victims.”Other findings from the U-Report poll said: One-third of respondents thought being bullied was normal so they did not tell anyone; the majority of respondents who reported being victims of bullying said they were bullied because of their physical appearance. Bullying was also attributed to gender or sexual orientation and ethnicity; and one quarter of victims said they did not know who to tell.Over eight in 10 respondents believe that raising awareness, including through teacher training, will help children to feel comfortable reporting bullying is one way to address the issue in schools. The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) works to engage children and adolescents on the impact of bullying as part of its global End Violence Against Children initiative including through the U-Report platform and through global social media campaigns (#ENDViolence). UNICEF, together with its partners, also work to strengthen education systems in schools and establish strong referral systems for child welfare.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who apparently went into a sulk upon being asked to contest from a Lok Sabha seat other than the one he held and fell in line after a meeting with party chief Amit Shah, called on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday evening. He will visit Begusarai on Friday where he will take on former JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The meeting with Mr. Kumar, of whom he had been a fierce critic since the days he served as a Minister in the State Cabinet, assumed significance as return of the Chief Minister’s JD(U) to the BJP-led coalition had led to circumstances which made Mr. Singh forgo his Nawada seat. The JD(U), which is contesting on 17 seats, the same number as the BJP, had insisted on having the Munger seat from where it is fielding Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan a close aide of Mr. Kumar, who had won the seat in 2009 and was the runner-up five years later. Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, which held Munger, agreed to give up the seat in exchange for Nawada. Mafia don-turned-politician Suraj Bhan Singhs wife was the MP from Munger and the party has now fielded his brother from Nawada. Mr. Singh was given Begusarai which has a large population of Bhumihars, the community to which he belongs. He also wanted to contest the seat in 2014 but moved to Nawada upon the party’s direction and achieved victory in his first Lok Sabha election. Begusarai fell vacant a few months ago following the death of the incumbent Bhola Singh. However, Giriraj Singh felt slighted as he happened to be the only BJP Union Minister from Bihar, who has been made to give up his sitting seat. Others Ashwini Kumar Choubey, R.K. Singh and Radha Mohan Singh are seeking re-election from their respective seats.Crucial supportThe JD(U)s support would be crucial for Mr. Singh in Begusarai as the party had won the seat in 2004 and 2009. The CPI, which had finished third in 2014 and yet managed to secure close to two lakh votes, has this time fielded Kanhaiya Kumar who belongs to the same caste as Mr. Singh.
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war After initially turning down the offer, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Butch Ramirez on Wednesday accepted the role of chef de mission (CDM) for the Philippine delegation to the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Sources told the Inquirer late Tuesday night that Ramirez took the post after being prevailed upon by Malacañang, which, in a statement, reaffirmed its support for Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chief Ricky Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The POC on Monday offered the position to Ramirez after a controversial shakeup of the Olympic body’s executive board that resulted in the revocation of CDM posts of Joey Romasanta (Tokyo 2020 Olympics) and Monsour del Rosario (SEA Games).“I accept the challenges of the CDM position, aside from the instructions of my bosses, to heed the call for help of the POC,” said Ramirez during Wednesday’s press conference with Vargas at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe PSC chief’s turnaround came just a few hours after he issued a statement declining the post.“I do this for the interest of unity. Through this, I express my solid support to the POC and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee. We must stand as one,” said Ramirez. MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP “If by accepting, we can start considering peace as an option toward a successful hosting of the SEAG, then I accept,” Ramirez added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Valdez bucks sprained ankle to lift Cool Smashers; Bundit coming back Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Kim Sato, the founder and director of Project Soul, a Vancouver-based street dance crew with professionally experienced dancers, said the dance group is excited to showcase New Works as one of the performers at the event, collaborating with poet, Rupert Common.“We’ve been working with New Works for the past I would say nine years, eight years,” said Sato. “So we’ve had a very good working relationship with New Works in many different aspects.”Sato also noted she found the event listing on New Works’ website a little bit humorous, as their poet is also a dance member of Project Soul.“It’s just kind of funny that they labelled him that way,” said Sato. “He’s one of my main artists, actually.”Pop Up Dances: World Poetry Day at the VPLWhen: Sunday, March 18, 2018Time: Event starts at 1 pmWhere: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch – 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver Advertisement See dance as poetry in motion when performers pop up in unusual spaces at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) central branch downtown this Sunday, March 18.New Works, a non-profit organization that promotes accessible dance performances all around Vancouver, will be hosting one of their five-part dance series called Pop Up Dances and everyone is free to come check it out.This year’s event will showcase dance performances and interpret works of local poets in honour of World Poetry Day. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked if he fails to meet the club’s target of UEFA Champions League qualification, according to Express.The club haven’t began the season in the best possible way with one defeat and one loss so far in the Premier League but the club insists Jose Mourinho is still the right man for the job.The 55-year-old’s combative mood has done little to lift spirits in and around the club, with links to Zinedine Zidane intensifying by the week.Zidane supposedly expects to be offered the Manchester United job should Mourinho be axed.Yet the Manchester Evening News suggest the Portuguese will not be going anywhere anytime soon.The club’s owners care about success on the pitch – but long gone are the days where the title was the main goal.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Instead, the Manchester Evening News suggest they will be happy with Mourinho should he steer them to a Champions League spot.United pride themselves on being a money-making club and received £36million for playing in just eight European matches last term.The Glazers need that cash to balance the books and, if the manager guides them to a top four spot, then he will likely stay.In 2014, the club sacked David Moyes after a torrid 10-month spell in charge.Under Moyes, United finished seventh and the Scot was sacked and replaced by Ryan Giggs once Champions League qualification became impossible.It was a similar story two years later when Louis Van Gaal was sacked despite winning the FA Cup but failing to secure Champions League qualification.
Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena has revealed he will take his time before deciding his future after falling out of favour at the Scottish club.The Mexican midfielder still has 18 months left on his contract but Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insisted at the end of last year it would be difficult for Pena to work his way into his plans.“I want to continue playing football, I am only 28 and I want another chance,” Pena said, according to the Scotsman.“Whether that is with Rangers or in Turkey or Poland I don’t know. I have until January 31 to make my mind up.”“There are clubs in Mexico who are interested in me – Correcaminos UAT and Dorados de Sinaloa.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“I only want the best club for me and I will take my time to decide my next career move.”“What’s important to me are my family and friends.”“People who I really considered to be friends and my family have all stuck by me.”“Others have disappeared, but I knew I had people surrounding me who would not be with me in the difficult times because they were only interested in fame and money.”
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has reportedly applied for a loan from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to fund work on the $43 billion LNG project. Both AIDEA and AGDC, are public entities under the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development and their financials are public information. However, no one from either corporation will go on record with a definitive “yes” or a “no.” Request for comment sent to an AGDC spokesperson and was not returned by the time of deadline. Multiple sources within the state have confirmed that AGDC has applied for the loan. On the agenda for the AIDEA board of Directors meeting on May 31, listed an “LNG loan” as one of the topics. The AGDC took over control of the AK LNG project in January of 2017 with $106 million remaining from prior gasline appropriations and expects to have $52.5 million at the start of the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.
Howie Kent with the Division of Forestry says the Kenai Peninsula still has a lot of dry fire fuels, which have become more flammable due to recent warmer temperatures.: “We’re expecting a little bit of breezy conditions along the coastal areas, like Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, that kind of area. For the weekend we are expected to get warmer and dryer, which will lead to higher temperatures, and lower relative humidity which equal the possibility for more fires.” Kent: “As people get out and they want to do some camping, and want to have a campfire remember to keep your campfire small in case the winds pick up unexpectedly try and keep your fire under control.” In southcentral Alaska, recent warm days and temperatures on the forecast will dry the surface fuels and deeper layers of forested lands leaving them very susceptible to fire starts. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As residents and visitors on the Kenai Peninsula prepare to head outside to soak up this warm weather, the state’s wildland fire officials would like to remind the public to be extremely cautious with any activity that could ignite a wildfire. The Swan Lake Fire still burns in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The fire has not increased in acreage since July 22, however smoke may be visible in the area as the fire is still smoldering in the deep duff layers on the forest floor.
FITZGERALD NAMED TO BROOKS WALLACE AWARD WATCH LISTLouisville shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, announced by the College Baseball Foundation. LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. 3 stolen bases 3 stolen bases WKU is among the top five in Conference USA in batting average and runs per game, but ranks last in ERA. Junior Jake Sanford is having one of the best offensive seasons in the country, ranking first nationally in slugging percentage, third in hme runs, fifth in batting average and sixth in RBIs. Fitzgerald is one of 69 players, including eight from the ACC, on the watch list. The Rochester, Illinois, native has started every game at shortstop this season, leading the Cardinals in hits, doubles, RBIs and total bases. UofL has now won 12 of its last 13 games, scoring double digit runs nine times during that stretch. The Cardinals are one of only five “Power Five” schools to have fewer than 10 losses in 2019. FIRST 32 GAMES LAST 12 GAMES 8.5 hits per game 15.6 hits per game OFFENSIVE BINGE CARRYING CARDINALS IN SECOND HALFFollowing a second straight loss at Clemson on April 6, the Cardinals found themselves in third in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with an offense that ranked near the bottom of the league in most categories. 7 triples 9 triples Tuesday, April 30 | 6:00 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Fr. RHP Jack Perkins (3-0, 2.01 ERA) WKU: So. LHP Dalton Shoemake (2-3, 5.45 ERA) 6.0 runs per game 13.1 runs per game Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America. Print Friendly Version .269 batting average (28-104) .447 batting average (21-47) RECORD SETTING NIGHT AT JIM PATTERSON STADIUMThe Cardinals had an offensive weekend to remember against Alabama A&M, but the opening game of the series on Friday night stole the show with numerous records falling in a 32-1 victory for Louisville. GAME DAY INFORMATION #4 Louisville vs. Western Kentucky Location: Louisville, Ky. Venue: Jim Patterson Stadium (4,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville | Western Kentucky Tickets: Free LOUISVILLE’S BACK END BULLPEN RESURGENCELouisville has consistently produced top of the line bullpen arms, many of which are spread across pro baseball. This season is no different, with the Cardinals a perfect 24-0 when leading after eight innings. Louisville rallied for an 11-inning victory over the Tigers in the series finale, starting an offensive surge that has seen the Cardinals win 11 of their last 12 and vault to a 2.5-game lead in the ACC Atlantic Division. TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS 2. North Carolina 582 McAvene and Kirian pitched the final six innings of the series finale at Clemson, striking out eight with no runs and just three hits allowed. The pair also worked 4.1 scoreless to close out Louisville’s come from behind win in the final game against Miami. SERIES HISTORYThe Louisville-Western Kentucky series dates back to 1924 and Tuesday will mark the 142nd all-time meeting between the two programs. Louisville holds a slim 72-69 margin against WKU after five consecutive victories over the last three seasons. The Cardinals are 17-5 against the Hilltoppers under Dan McDonnell. 4 doubles 6 doubles 18 RBIs 21 RBIs 27 runs 24 runs LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. Michael Kirian and Michael McAvene have been key pieces at the end of games in 2019 with marked improvement from their 2018 numbers. Kirian held a 12.71 ERA in 11.1 innings as a freshman last season, while McAvene had a 4.55 ERA over his two-year career entering 2019. This season, Kirian is 2-0 with three saves and has given up just three runs in 22 innings for a 1.29 ERA. McAvene is 2-0 with four saves and four runs allowed in 20.1 innings. The duo has combined to strike out 56 batters with just eight walks. Detmers is the 12th player in Louisville program history to appear on the midseason watch list and the first since Brendan McKay in 2017. McKay went on to win the Golden Spikes Award that season. While the pitching shouldered the load for the first half of the 2019 season, the second half of the campaign has been led by an offense as hot as any in the country. FIRST 31 GAMES LAST 13 GAMES 1. Louisville 589 5. Vanderbilt 571 ABOUT THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALSLouisville had a record-setting weekend against Alabama A&M, setting program marks for most runs (61) and largest margin of victory (54) in a three-game series. The Cardinals pounded out 63 hits, 26 of which went for extra bases, on their way to their sixth weekend sweep of the season. ABOUT WESTERN KENTUCKYWestern Kentucky enters Tuesday’s contest at 20-21-1 overall and in fifth place in Conference USA. The Hilltoppers took two of three at UT San Antonio over the weekend, winning the rubber game 4-2 on Sunday to capture the series. The Cardinals began head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13th season ranked as high as fourth in the national polls. UofL is coming off a 45-19 record in 2018, its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under McDonnell. The Cardinals advanced to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. 46 doubles 57 doubles .368 slugging percentage .620 slugging percentage Since the inception of the midseason watch list in 2012, Louisville is tied for fourth nationally with the 12 players selected. Only the Cardinals and Oregon State have had at least one representative on the list in seven of the eight years. The Louisville offense tallied double digit hits in 11 of its last 13 games and nine hits in the other two, giving it 23 games this season with at least 10. The Cardinals are 31-1 this season when they outhit the opposition. The Cardinals have been on a tear over the last 13 games, hitting .393 as a team with an 12-1 record. Louisville is averaging 13.1 runs and 15.6 hits during that span with 80 extra-base hits. UofL’s team batting average has improved from .254 to .301 over the last 13 games. Louisville leads the ACC in batting average (.301), runs per game (8.1), hits per game (10.6), doubles (103) and stolen bases (85). Louisville pitching currently leads the ACC in ERA (3.43), WHIP (1.16), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.86), strikeouts per nine innings (10.6), shutouts (5) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.70). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 17 games this season. UofL has had a starting pitcher throw seven no-hit innings on three occasions this season, with Reid Detmers doing it against Brown and James Madison, and Bobby Miller against Wake Forest. Louisville pitchers set a Jim Patterson Stadium record with 19 strikeouts against Alabama A&M on April 26. The Cardinals have struck out 10 or more in 27 games this season, with a 24-3 record when doing so. UofL set program records against Alabama A&M for most runs in a three-game series (61) and margin of victory in a three game series (54). The Cardinals have been active offensively in the first inning this season, plating at least one run in the opening inning of 24 games. Louisville has scored 43 first inning runs overall and is 20-4 when scoring in the first. Logan Wyatt is second in the country with 52 walks through 44 games and is currently on pace for 66 this season. The UofL single season record in 69 by Kevin Malone in 1980. Wyatt moved into seventh all-time on Louisville’s career walk list with three walks vs. Alabama A&M Friday. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL currently leads the ACC with 85 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 31-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 36 of its 47 ACC series since joining the league and is 39-7 in its series finales during that span, including an 12-4 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 19 of their 24 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. Five different Cardinals have hit their first collegiate home runs this season (Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Masterman, Poland). Twelve different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Albanese, Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 11 of the 12. While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. 3 home runs 4 home runs The numbers of note included: 32 runs were the second-most in program history (42 vs. Georgetown on April 18, 1947) 28 hits were the most since at least 2000 Most total bases since at least 2000 (46) Most doubles since at least 2000 (11) Third-most runs scored in Division I this season Tied for the second-most hits in Division I this season Third-largest margin of victory in Division I this season The 19 strikeouts by the Louisville pitching staff were a Jim Patterson Stadium record BINELAS CLAIMS SECOND ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK NODFor the second time in three weeks, Alex Binelas was named the ACC Player of the Week. The Oak Creek, Wisconsin, native went 9-for-13 (.643) with four doubles, three triples, a home run, 13 RBIs and 10 runs while starting three of Louisville’s four victories. 3. Florida State 580 The highlight of the week came on Friday night, when Binelas became the sixth player in program history and first since 1998 to hit for the cycle. He laced an RBI single in the first inning before a three-run homer in the second. The freshman then added a double in the third to get three-fourths of the way to the cycle through three innings. 19 home runs 14 home runs DETMERS NAMED TO GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LISTReid Detmers drew more recognition on Wednesday, as USA Baseball named him to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list. FEELING AT HOME INSIDE JIM PATTERSON STADIUMSince opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 395-112 record (.779 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-4 mark during the 2017 season at the corner of Third and Central. The Cardinals are 24-5 on their home field this season. Louisville set a school record for home wins with 36 in 2016 and the Cardinals have registered 30 or more wins at home in four of the last six seasons. The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27. Binelas added three more extra-base hits on Saturday against Alabama A&M to go with a three-run triple in Tuesday’s victory at Cincinnati. .254 batting average .393 batting average Story Links WYATT DISPLAYING ALL-AMERICAN PROWESS OF LATEA third-team All-America selection in 2018, Logan Wyatt got off to a slow start offensively this season. However, that has changed over the last three weeks, with Wyatt racking up offensive numbers at a torrid pace. Most Wins Since 2007 Binelas lined a ball to the wall in the seventh, but stopped at second for his second double of the night. In his final at bat of the evening, he drove a pitch to right that rolled to the wall and ended with him standing on third to complete the cycle. For the night, Binelas was 5-for-6 with five runs scored and eight RBIs. LSU 580 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The fourth-ranked Louisville baseball team wraps up a four-game homestand on Tuesday evening against Western Kentucky for its annual Cancer Awareness Night at 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. The game will be televised on ACC Network Extra and radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville. Live scoring is available at GoCards.com.