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first_imgAriel and Arkiel were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerours Drugs Act of 2002./PN Residents Ariel Julian, 44, and his sonArkiel, 20, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Ariel Julian and his son Arkiel. The suspects were caught in an entrapment operation in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City yesterday. CDEU/BCPO The suspects were nabbed after they solda sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 3:30 a.m. onMarch 3, it added. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighingabout seven grams valued at around P63,000 was seized in a buy-bust operationin Barangay Mansilingan.last_img

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first_imgLEEWARD Islands upstaged Jamaica and registered an emphatic five-wicket victory in their Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-17 50-Overs competition first round encounter at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva on Tuesday.Jamaica batted first and were bundled out for 96 in 31.4 overs. Ricardo McIntosh hit four fours off 3 balls and emerged as the top scorer with 24. Michael Thompson and Roberto Simpson scored 17 (3×4 off 46 balls) and 11 respectively.Zawandi White (3 wickets for 18 runs), Elroy Francis (2 for 18) and Michael James (2 for 20) were the main wicket-takers for Leewards.Leewards raced to a commanding victory when they replied with 97 for 5 in 27.5 overs.Uri Smith led the way with an attractive 36 that was decorated with five fours off 56 deliveries. Elroy Francis hastened the triumph with three fours off 10 balls and was undefeated on 17 when they celebrated an important milestone.Summarised Scores.At National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva: Jamaica 96 all out in 31.4 overs (Ricardo McIntosh 24, Michael Thompson 17, Roberto Simpson 11; Zawandi White 3 for 18, Elroy Francis 2 for 18, Mandre James 2 for 20) lost to Leeward Islands 97 for 5 in 27.5 overs (Uri Smith 36, Elroy Francis 17 not out, Carlon Tuckett 10; Romaine Jacobs 2 for 31). (Brij Parasnath)last_img read more

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first_imgElsewhere in Abashiri, world U20 champion Nozomi Tanaka took the women’s 5,000m title in 15:02.62, beating Kenya’s Hellen Ekarare in 15:03.09.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Kenyan runner Rosemary WanjiruKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Kenyan runner Rosemary Wanjiru, the fourth-placed finisher over the distance at the World Championships, won 10,000m race at the third meeting in the Hokuren Distance Challenge series in Abashiri, Japan on Wednesday.Ten days after opening her 2020 campaign with a 5,000m win in Fukagawa, the 25-year-old stormed to victory in 30:38.18 on Wednesday, which is a world-leading mark of the year with few competitions staged and just three seconds shy of her personal best set at last year’s World Championships in Doha.Japan’s Mao Ichiyama, who earned selection for Japan’s Olympic team after winning this year’s Nagoya Marathon in 2:20:29, finished second with a PB of 31:23.30.Jonathan Ndiku, best known for his steeplechase exploits, won the men’s 10,000m ‘A’ race in 27:23.47. His fellow Kenyans Alexander Mutiso and Richard Kimunyan Yator finished second and third, in 27:44.37 and 27:49.35, respectively.last_img read more

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first_imgA California couple is outraged after they say their Yorkshire terrier named Cooper was crushed to death by a package tossed over the fence by a FedEx delivery person.The dog’s owners say a FedEx delivery person recently walked up to the wall outside their home with a package containing a heavy glass bowl and a Scrabble game set.The worker allegedly chucked the package over the fence, where Cooper was standing.Owners Keiko Napier and Michell Galin told Inside Edition they found their 4-pound dog in a pool of blood.The couple rushed Cooper to a local veterinarian who told them she had severe injuries to her lungs and liver.After seeing the pain she was in, they decided to euthanize her.FedEx expressed their “deepest sympathies” to the family and said in a statement that they would investigate what happened and take the appropriate action.However, they want more from the FedEx than a promise to look into the incident.This story is developing.last_img read more

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first_imgOfficials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office have charged a 14-year-old Lauderhill girl with making false bomb threats that resulted in the evacuations of two schools in Lauderdale Lakes.First, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School administrators contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office about 9 a.m. Thursday, after receiving a bomb threat by phone.According to investigators, nearby Oriole Elementary School received a similar call about 20 minutes later.Both schools were evacuated as deputies checked the campuses for explosives, but found nothing, officials said.Detectives identified the caller as a student at Boyd Anderson High School. During questioning, the teenager confirmed that she called both schools and made the false bomb threats.She was arrested Thursday evening and was then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. She was charged with two counts of making a false bomb threat and was released to her parent, records indicate.The investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric Versteeg at (954) 321-4200 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-8477, or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.last_img read more

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first_imgPolice did not make an arrest, they only cited the driver. The St. Lucie Fire District responded to an incident that involved a car that ran a stop sign and crashed into a home on Tulip Boulevard.Authorities say two people were inside the home at the time of the incident, but none of them were hurt.last_img

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first_imgChelsea Ladies star Ji So-Yun has been named the FA Women’s Super League 1 Players’ Player of the Year.The South Korea international, 23, was hugely impressive in her first season in England, scoring a nine goals in 19 appearances.Signed from Japanese side INAC Kobe Leonessa in late 2013, she was a stand-out performer in the Chelsea side which finished as runners-up and qualified for the Champions League.So-Yun won the award after being nominated along with Birmingham City’s Karen Carney and Notts County’s Jess Clarke.“It means a great deal to me to be recognised by my fellow players,” she said.“The award is not only for me but all the players and staff at Chelsea Ladies who made me so welcome.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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first_img25 July 2011 South Africa is set to benefit in the next 10 to 15 years from major investment in infrastructure and manufacturing from the BRICS grouping – Brazil, Russia, India, China and now SA – which represents 42% of the world’s population and 18% of its GDP. South Africa’s invitation to join the group last September – and its high-profile inclusion at a well-orchestrated summit in Beijing in mid-April – has put South Africa in the league of the world’s fastest-growing and potentially most influential group of nations. The four founding BRICS differ widely in their economic indicators and demographics, but they all share a need to see a successful conclusion of the Doha round and the removal of barriers between the BRICS themselves to promote more open trade and investment. South Africa’s inclusion is a recognition of its strategic role in Africa and its ability to act as an interlocutor between Africa and the international community rather than because of its population or GDP.BRICS gain momentum The BRICS – the sobriquet coined in the aftershock of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre by Goldman Sachs banker Jim O’Neill in search for the next “big thing” – have gained a momentum of their own in the past decade, which means that in addition to reflecting the changing global economic landscape they are playing an increasing role in shaping it. The recent united insistence by the BRICS that the next chair of the International Monetary Fund should be chosen on competence alone rather than according to a region, indicates a political maturity. It is the first time that a group of developing nations have put pressure on a leading international organisation to select a chief executive who reflects the increasing importance of emerging markets in the global economy. The rising power of the BRICS lobby holds potentially far-reaching consequences for the relationship between China and Africa in general and between South Africa and China in particular and is likely to have a profound impact on China’s rapidly growing trade and investment relationship with South Africa.Zuma’s leadership South African President Jacob Zuma has worked strategically to build the relationship with China and argued persuasively for Africa’s inclusion in the BRICS group through South Africa’s membership. He has already paid a state visit to China, hosted President Hu Jintao in South Africa and attended the BRICS summit in Beijing in April. For Zuma, it is not a question of South Africa boxing above its weight. It is just basic logic that a continent central to sustainable global growth should be included in the club Zuma has already overseen a rapid deepening of South Africa’s relationship with China. Zuma’s leadership stands to win major contracts for South African companies and parastatal corporations in developing African infrastructure in what has become the world’s third-fastest growing market after China and India. Africa grew at 4.5% last year and is expected to reach 5.2% this year. South Africa is set for a more modest 4%. South Africa is also a benefactor of better access to BRICS markets and, at the same time, it is a competitor or joint venture partner in the development of Africa. Aware of the massive savings pool that China and other BRICS nations are sitting on, Zuma is inviting investors from BRICS countries to take up the major infrastructure and manufacturing opportunities in South Africa and on the African continent. Both the private and public sectors of the country stand to be leading beneficiaries of this offer.Mutual credit lines The BRICS have decided in principle to establish mutual credit lines denominated in local currencies rather than US dollars, a move that is seen to promote cooperation between countries over a wide range of projects, and has proven to be able to facilitate trade and investment between these countries. Such arrangements are already working to the mutual benefit of China and Brazil which has deepened China’s relationship with Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Recently, China Development Bank’s Chairman Chen Yuan has said that the bank is prepared to lend up to US$1.5-billion in local currency to fellow BRICS, in particular, for oil and gas projects. Last year, Zuma was appointed to head the African Union’s high-level sub-committee on infrastructure, which will oversee an estimated $480-billion of infrastructure investment on the continent in the next decade. But Zuma’s influence will extend far beyond infrastructure into the vital areas of food production and environment. The realpolitik of the situation is that the bulk of this work is likely to be awarded to China, South Africa and other BRICS.South Africa as global broker With South Africa serving its second term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and Zuma’s appointment as co-chair of the COP-17 climate change summit to be held in Durban in December, the South African president is well-placed to help forge a grand trade-off between the industrialised and developing worlds. If South Africa can help broker a breakthrough in the global trade-off between environment and development it could give a much-needed boost to South Africa’s own renewable energy and clean technology industries. This COP 17 will have made major progress by establishing either a reformed global market mechanism to regulate emissions or by extending the current one to include the United States and China. China, both because of necessity and its history of pragmatic adjustment, is well-placed to become the world leader in developing cleaner and more sustainable technologies which will supplement and ultimately replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary source of energy. South Africa is ideally placed to contribute to this global priority. After hosting the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and more recently committing to the Clean Development Mechanism South Africa has vowed to reach its targets on reducing emissions and carbon management. But in a country with high unemployment and underdevelopment, it has to continually weigh the dictates of environmental management with those of developmental priorities.Thinking BRICS As the pace of regional integration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) quickens – a goal that Zuma has put near the top of his priorities list – the economic rewards for South Africa will come in the form of increased foreign direct investment and expanding trade relations. The evolving free trade agreement between the overlapping regional economic communities of SADC, the Common Market of East and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the East African Community (EAC) is likely to give further impetus to this process. South Africa is already thinking BRICS. It is upgrading flight connections and tourism offerings to the BRICS nations as well as tailoring investment opportunities and conditions to meet the requirements of its new-found strategic partners. President Zuma has pointed out that South Africa’s membership of BRICS will open access to the markets of the world’s high-growth developing economies as well as heralding new and exciting opportunities for South African companies to develop new business and partnerships. South Africa’s robust private sector is gradually waking up to these opportunities and some – such as Standard Bank – were ahead of the game when they sold 20 percent of the bank to International Commercial Bank of China three years ago in what was China’s largest-ever foreign investment at the time. Since then, several key Chinese companies have opened offices in the country and Beijing has located the Africa headquarters of the China-Africa Development Fund in Johannesburg.Potential game changer BRICS, with Africa now represented in “the club”, will deepen south-south co-operation and have the potential to change the game rules of international finance and trade and give a voice to developing countries on a whole range of issues ranging from climate change to development. The main priority of the BRICS is to ensure that the Doha round is completed and that the industrialised countries scrap subsidies and protectionist measures to allow the developing world better access to global markets. Such a move would boost the level of international trade although it would shift the balance towards the markets of the south and the east. This shift is already taking place, and will gain momentum, but an orderly transition via the WTO would be less disruptive. Africa is set to achieve growth levels which will empower its 1-billion citizens and enable the continent to elevate millions from poverty as China has done for some 400-million poor in the past 30 years. South Africa’s inclusion in the BRICS in December last year, largely as a result of strong lobbying by China, came as a surprise to many – not least to O’Neill, who argued that countries such as Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea were far stronger contenders. But such notions underestimate South Africa’s strategic importance to Africa, China and the industrialised world and its unique potential in acting as a bridge between them. South Africa will continue with its membership of the trilateral commission comprising India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) as well as its key membership of the G20 group of nations.Hurdles But there are hurdles on the road ahead. The China-South Africa trade relationship is heavily in China’s favour, and it will take some skilful political arm-twisting to achieve a more sustainable trade balance by getting the Chinese engaged in more joint ventures, manufacturing and beneficiation in line with the country’s recently released economic road-map, the National Growth Path, which seeks to ensure more leave-behind from foreign investors. Despite China’s position as South Africa’s biggest two-way trade partner based on South African exports of mineral resources, the European Union remains South Africa’s most important export market and responsible for 40% of foreign investment. But it is probably inevitable in the medium to long-term that China will become a more important export market for South Africa goods. While the United States is set to remain by far the most powerful global economy in the next two decades – the changes now under way and symbolised by the BRICS group will prepare the ground for profound changes in the global order in the next 20 to 25 years. South Africa and China – and the other BRIC nations – will be key players in the forging of a more interdependent, sustainable and equitable world. John Battersby is UK country manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Yingni Lu is a London-based development professional specialising in clean technology and renewable energy. She is a partner at London-based Forbury Environmental.last_img read more

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first_imgVictoria produced a disciplined all-round performance to inflict a humiliating eight-wicket defeat on Wayamba and keep their hopes alive of reaching the semifinals of the Champions League twenty20 here today.Peter Siddle returned with a four-wicket haul to help Victoria bowl out Wayamba for a paltry 106 after Jehan Mubarak won the toss and elected to bat.David Hussey (47) and Aaron Finch (38) then shared an unbeaten 47-ball 77-run third wicket partnership to overhaul the target with 6.4 overs to spare as Victoria moved to the second spot in the points table of Group A.Victoria’s brilliant runchase have also improved their runrate but the road to semifinals will depend on the result of the match between the Warriors and Chennai Superkings at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene anchored the Wayamba innings with a 40-ball 51 but the Sri Lankan team lost last eight wickets for 25 runs to be bundled out in 16.3 overs at the SuperSport park here.Chasing 107 to win, Victoria lost early two wickets — Brad Hodge (8) and Matthew Wade (5) — for 31 runs in 5.3 overs but Aaron Finch and David Hussey added an unfinished 77 runs in 7.5 overs to romp home comfortably.Looking to flick Thisara Perera across the short fine leg boundary, Hodge lobbed it straight to Isuru Udana, while Wade was done in by a Udana slower ball.Finch picked up his first boundary in the fourth over off Perara and repeated the treatment to Karunanayake in the 12th over.In the eighth over, Hussey smashed two fours and a six off Udana to accumulate 17 runs, before hitting Shalika Karunanayake for another boundary in the 10th over.advertisementRangana Herath was at their receiving end in the 13th over, when Finch clobbered a six over mid-wicket and Hussey completed the over with a four across extra cover.In the 14th over, Hussey blasted a huge six off Chanaka Welegedara to bring up the winning runs for Victoria.Earlier electing to bat, Wayamba had a shaky start as they lost two early wickets in opener Jeevantha Kulatunga and Mahela Udawatte with the score reading just nine in 1.3 overs.Jayawardene and skipper Jehan Mubarak (44) then tried to stem the rod and added 72 runs in 52 balls for the third wicket but Wayamba suffered a massive batting collapse and folded for 106 in 16.3 overs.Jayawardene and Mubarak were the only batsmen to score in double figures as five of their teammates were back to the pavilion for duck.Siddle scalped four wickets giving away 29 runs, while his teammates James Pattinson and Andrew McDonald took two wickets each for 14 and 22 runs.Wayamba had a shaky start as they lost two early wickets in opener Jeevantha Kulatunga and Mahela Udawatte with the score reading just nine in 1.3 overs.Kulatunga succumbed to his second consecutive duck after he was cleaned up by a first ball yorker by James Pattinson, while a diving Clint McKay produced a brilliant run out to remove Udawatte.Opener Mahela Jayawardene, whose top-edge sailed over the rope for the first six of the day in the opening over, then took the onus on himself and picked up five boundaries in the third and fourth over.Skipper Mubarak then got into the act and blasted two fours off Peter Siddle to bring up the fifty in 6.2 overs, before crashing another Andrew McDonald delivery for another four to complete their 50-run partnership.Jayawardene also scooped one over the Keeper’s head to bring another four.Mubarak then pulled one over mid-wicket off John Hastings to pick up a six, before smashing another over the square-leg boundary for his second six of the day.But McDonald struck in the 11th over to remove the dangerous-looking Mubarak with David Hussey picking up an easy catch at short extra cover as Wayamba slipped to 81 for three in 10.1 overs.Pattinson then dismissed Thisara Perera with skipper Hussey taking another good catch. Shallika Karunanayake, who was dropped twice, was finally done in by McDonald with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade completing the stumping.Wayamba lost two more wickets in consecutive deliveries of the 14th over by Siddle as they further tumbled down to 95 for seven in 13.3 overs.Stranded all this while at the other end, Jayawardene then tried to step up the gas and scored a four before being cleaned up by Siddle for his third wicket of the day.Three balls later, Siddle cleaned up Rangana Herath, while Dirk Nannes also uprooted Ajantha Mendis stumps to mop up the tail.last_img read more