Franklin Sasere: NPFL Player Joins Europa League Club

first_imgFranklin Sasere has finalised his switch from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Sunshine Stars to FC Lugano in Europe. The striker signed for the Europa League side on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee on Thursday. Sasere has been handed jersey No. 27 and will be battling with Mattia Bottani, Filip Holender, and Carlinhos for a place in the starting XI. The Nigerian is expected to make his debut statement when Lugano welcome relegation-threatened Xamas to the Cornaredo Stadium. Lugano are placed eighth in the Swiss Super League with six points from eight outings. Relatedlast_img read more

In pictures: Andy Murray celebrates winning 2016 Wimbledon crown

first_imgAndy Murray and Milos Raonic with their trophies after the men’s singles final. PAAndy Murray kisses the trophy. PADignitaries applaud as the Scot lifts the Wimbledon crown in front of the Centre Court crowd. PAThe emotion of the occasion hits Andy Murray after the final point. PAAndy Murray looks to the sky after his final triumph. PAAndy Murray punches the air in delight as the crowd rise to salute the champion. SNSlast_img

UAAP: FEU claims solo fourth, thwarts NU

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims 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 Axel Iñigo added 12 points to help FEU while Barkley Eboña had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.J-Jay Alejandro had 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead NU while Matthew Aquino added 13 points.FEU outmuscled NU in the boards coming away with a 55-44 rebounding edge and a 24-14 margin in the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took sole possession of the fourth spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after tripping National University, 90-83, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws scored their second straight win and improved to 3-2 while the Bulldogs dropped to fifth with a 2-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups FEU head coach Olsen Racela praised his team’s offensive consistency as they were able to sustain their the momentum up until the final buzzer.“It was a hard-fought game, and we needed this win badly,” said Racela who momentarily steered his team to the upper half of the ladder. “We didn’t start slow, and we were able to sustain our tempo for 40 minutes.”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 openingThe Tamaraws held a 12-point lead, 84-72, midway through the fourth but the Bulldogs managed to stage a late rally with Nico Abatayo capping off a 9-2 NU scoring run to cut the lead to 86-81 with 2:02 left.Arvin Tolentino, who scored a career-high 23 points, restored balance for FEU banking home a layup over the outstretched arm of Issa Gaye to put the Tamaraws up 88-81 with 1:08 left in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges 4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Atleo mining and energy the new fur trade

first_imgAPTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo says the energy and mining industries represent the “new fur trade” for First Nations communities, according to a report in New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal.“There are about 120 different First Nations agreements with the mining sector, there’s an explosion in the area of the green economy by First Nations with different forms of alternative energy. But First Nations are also involved in traditional, non-renewable resources as well in energy and mining,” said Atleo, according to the newspaper.Atleo was speaking in Fredericton as part of the “Big Thinking” speeches to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.The congress is co-hosted by the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University.Atleo said there was over $300 billion worth of natural resource projects on Indigenous territories, according to the newspaper.“We will have a say,” said Atleo. “We have to get organized about what that looks like. There is a real opportunity to help shape a vision for the future of energy and mining in this country and at the same time, create jobs in our communities.”Atleo’s speech comes in the lead up to the AFN’s Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining in Niagara Falls, Ont., from June 27 to 29.The summit is being held in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians from the United States and the British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council.The summit will have workshops on clean energy projects, carbon credits and the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.A summit brochure says that there will be presentations from South American Indigenous representatives along with Chinese and German trade officials.last_img read more

Remote NWT Turning To Community Meetings To Heal In Suicide Crisis

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN NewsAt first glance, the remote ferry-in community of Liidlii Kue First Nation, also known as Fort Simpson, appears peaceful, but there is a pain in the community after four suicides in the last four months.The most recent on June 4th – when a 19-year-old woman took her life.A few days after the funeral, leaders of the First Nation’s community held a public meeting at Thomas Simpson Secondary School calling on residents to share their thoughts on suicide prevention practices.Over 100 people attended the meeting, and over the next five hours residents of all ages and of various backgrounds came forward to speak on how bullying and lack of mental health resources are some of the root causes of the crisis.Darlene Sibbeston, mayor of Fort Simpson who has lived in the community all of her life, was quick to take the stand during the meeting and shared that she was full of hurt from the tragedies over the last few months.“Just from my own view people react but then time goes on it doesn’t seem that the community was garnering enough action to get things done. This last one has hit a vulnerable population. We have to make an action plan and keep on top of it because we cannot afford to lose any more of our people,” she said.This “vulnerable population” Darlene referred to also shared their thoughts at the meeting.Youth cited bullying as a critical contributor in the suicide crisis.Ramona Earson, a local Dene youth said that she has played the role of both victimizer and victim and that the community must no longer ignore the bullying that extends beyond the high school walls.“The bullying comes from student to student, mentor to peer and family member to family member. What we may traditionally view as bullying such as physical and verbal abuse – in a small town like this it is easier to get away with forms of bullying such as keeping the truth from someone, or knowingly putting someone in a dangerous situation.”Community members also voiced their concern over the local RCMP response times when complaints of youth bullying are relayed to authorities.Shawna Sibbeston, a resident of Fort Simpson who lost her brother Cory Sibbeston in March, 2017, told APTN of her dissatisfaction with the Fort Simpson RCMP’s ability to prevent and break up fights.“When I’m driving around town I have seen people fighting here and there. I have called the cops before and it takes them 20 to 30 minutes to get there even though we live in such a small community,” she said.At the meeting, some families said that it took upwards of a month to respond to complaints of severe bullying.APTN requested an interview with the Fort Simpson RCMP regarding the allegations but was denied.Alternatively all questions were directed to Marie York-Condon, Media Relations Northwest Territories RCMP.York-Condon said that Fort Simpson RCMP officers in the unit felt that the issue of bullying is a community problem and not something to be strictly handled by the RCMP.“We don’t want to make it seem that there is only one particular factor in that community. He (the RCMP Officer who attended the suicide prevention meeting) doesn’t want to go on record saying that yes this is a problem.”York-Condon relayed the message that based on the Fort Simpson Officer’s experience in other northern communities in his professional opinion the issue of bullying in Fort Simpson did not appear to be “any more concentrated than any of the other communities he has worked in.”The Media Relations Northwest Territories RCMP refused APTN’s request to speak towards specific response times.Along with community – RCMP relations, attendees at the meeting also noted a lack of mental health support services recreational activities that foster healthy development of youth as another contributor to individuals taking their own lives.In particular, Zehroh Waugh, 16-years-of-age paced back and forth as he bravely shared his experiences not having social outlets outside of school hours to help him cope with bullying.“There is limited access to resources such as sports, we don’t have too much going on here as there could be. There needs to be more meetings like this first youth meeting that are hands on where youth can share their stories,” he said.Until the most recent death the community offered only two public mental health counsellors and one nursing station for people to go to.“I’ve heard a lot of people describe their own experiences with mental health and how they are not getting the services as quickly as they need. There’s resources here but they are stretched so far,” mayor Sibbeston said.Those looking for a non-emergency meeting with a counsellor had to wait and average of three weeks.After the fourth death, the Territorial government sent a third counsellor to the community.Representatives from the Territorial government were at the suicide prevention meeting and suggested that the crisis will not be resolved with a one single strategy.Nathalie Nadeau, Territorial Director of Child, Family and Community Wellness under the GNWT Health Authority, said that the government will implement a strategy based on the requests from Fort Simpson leaders.“It’s looking at what your target population is. We are responsible to work with our clients whether it is bullying or healthy relationships, that’s definitely a subject that our counselling team is able to support,” she said.For those who have lost loved ones like Shawna Sibbeston, shipping in more counsellors may not be the solution.“I didn’t really feel comfortable talking with anyone after this happened it was really tough for me and still is. I want to have ore on-the-land healing with elders who I know and trust,” Sibbeston said.The sentiment for a hands-on approach to healing was echoed by many youth at the meeting who called for the creation of monthly healing sessions led by-youth-for-youth.“Delegating leadership roles will be number one. I didn’t just want one meeting. I wanted this to be a long term, sit-down, figure out what’s going on because communication is key and communication is where we fail,” Earson said.All thoughts expressed at the first suicide prevention meeting were recently shared with the territorial health authority in hopes of creating an action plan.As for what that action plan actually pertains and how long it will take for all of the community’s needs to be addressed, is unclear.In the meantime leaders in the community will continue sharing their experiences with suicide and bullying through a series of open meetings designated for youth and adults.As a month has passed since the most recent suicide, APTN will follow-up with what has been done over the last few weeks to create long term solutions to the suicide [email protected]last_img read more

Drone footage over Tijuana Migrant caravan camp

first_img Updated: 4:05 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexico wrestles with what to do with more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out at a sports complex in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States — a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump.Mexico’s new foreign minister also called on the Trump administration to contribute to development projects to help create jobs in Central America to stem the flow of migrants from the impoverished region, suggesting an appropriate figure would start at $20 billion.“We cannot determine at what pace people are interviewed” by U.S. officials as part of the asylum process, the incoming foreign relations secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, told a news conference in Mexico City. U.S. border inspectors are processing fewer than 100 asylum claims a day at Tijuana’s main crossing to San Diego, creating a backlog of thousands.“So, what do we have to do?” Ebrard asked. “Prepare ourselves to assume that a good part of them are going to be in this area of Mexico for the coming months.”“We have to support local authorities” in housing and feeding the migrants, he said, adding: “That is not a bilateral negotiation. That is something we have to do.”Lopez Obrador, who won a crushing July 1 election victory and takes office on Saturday, built his political career on defending the poor. He now faces the difficult task of placating Trump on the migrant issue while upholding Mexico’s longstanding position of demanding better treatment for migrants.Ebrard told reporters Tuesday a key administration goal is securing a U.S. commitment to development projects in Honduras, where the vast majority of the migrants in the caravan come from, as well as neighboring Guatemala, El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America.“What are we negotiating with the United States? We want them to participate in the project I just mentioned” to create jobs in Central America. Asked how much the U.S. should contribute, Ebrard suggested the figure should be at least $20 billion.“Mexico by itself is going to invest in our own territory during the next administration, more than $20 billion, and so any serious effort regarding our brothers in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, should be for a similar amount,” Ebrard said.Ebrard’s statements came as anxious Tijuana residents closed down a school next to a sports complex where thousands of migrants have been camped out for two weeks.The move came after U.S. border agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back a group of migrants who had breached the border over the weekend. The incident prompted Mexican authorities to step up the police presence around the shelter.Citing fears for their children’s safety, the parents’ association of the Gabriel Ramos Milan elementary school bought their own lock and chain and closed the school’s gates. A sign said the school would remain closed until further notice.Carmen Rodriguez said parents had been calling for authorities to do something since the migrants arrived, adding that her 9-year-old daughter wouldn’t be returning to classes until they are gone.“We are asking that they be relocated,” Rodriguez said, noting that some migrants had approached the school grounds to ask children for money and use the school’s bathrooms. Some even smoked marijuana around its perimeter walls, she said.She said the parents worry about anti-migrant protesters converging on the sports complex again, as they did last week. “If they come here and there is a confrontation, we will be caught in the middle,” she said.The migrants themselves were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally.Most were dispirited after the U.S. agents fired tear gas on the group of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. on Sunday. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S. Mexico’s National Migration Institute reported that 98 migrants were being deported after trying to breach the U.S. border. The country’s Interior Department said about 500 people attempted to rush the border, while U.S. authorities put the number at 1,000.There was a steady line Tuesday outside a tent housing the International Organization for Migration, where officials were offering assistance to those who wanted to return to their home countries.Officials also reported more interest from migrants wanting to start the process of staying in Mexico. A job fair matching migrants with openings in Baja California saw a growing number of inquiries.“What happened yesterday harms all of us,” Oscar Leonel Mina, a 22-year-old father from San Salvador, said of Sunday’s border clash.Mina, his wife and their toddler daughter avoided the protest and were glad they did after hearing others recount what unfolded, he said.The events made Mina rethink his family’s plan of making it to the U.S. He says he’s heard people talk of Rosarito, a beach town popular with U.S. tourists about a 40-minute drive south of Tijuana.There “you can earn money and live well” if you’re willing to work, he said. He set a goal of trying to move his family out of the sports stadium in another week.Mexican security forces stepped up their presence at the sports complex, apparently seeking to avoid a repeat of Sunday’s ugly scene.Tijuana public safety secretary Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua told a news conference that Mexican police would be prudent in their use of force, but “we have to guard at all cost that the border posts are not closed again.”Sotomayor said he hopes migrants who had thought of entering the U.S. illegally learned from Sunday’s events that that won’t be possible.RELATED STORY: The latest update on the migrant caravan at our southern border AP, Posted: November 28, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Immigration FacebookTwittercenter_img Drone footage over Tijuana Migrant caravan camp November 28, 2018 AP last_img read more