More money for health care

first_imgSource: BuaNews Manuel also allocated funds to increase the take-up of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programmes in the country. 22 October 2008 Other allocations included new proposed salary scales for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and related health professionals. The 2008 Report on the Global Aids Epidemic, released by the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) in July, confirmed that the prevalence of HIV/Aids in South Africa had stabilised and was beginning to decrease. South Africa’s public health sector is to be given additional resources to boost HIV/Aids treatment and prevention, reduce the country’s TB treatment defaulter rate, introduce new vaccines to combat child mortality, and increase the salaries of health professionals. In the same month, the Department of Health reported thatm, by end of April 2008, more than 478 000 South Africans were on ARV treatment programmes. Also included in Manuel’s medium term budget policy statement is funding for expanded tuberculosis (TB) track and trace teams in the country. According to the most recent survey of HIV prevalence among pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics, South Africa’s overall HIV prevalence decreased from an estimated 29.2% in 2006 to 28% in 2007. In a bid to reduce South Africa’s TB treatment defaulter rate from 10% to 7%, 20% of health facilities in the country now have TB tracing teams. The teams go out into communities to encourage TB patients to complete their course of treatment, thus reducing the risk of patients developing a resistance to TB drugs. Delivering his medium term budget policy statement in Parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said the government has allocated additional resources to provide for three new vaccines to reduce the number of children dying from pneumonia and diarrhoea.last_img read more

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BHP Billiton invests in SA beneficiation

first_img7 March 2013Mining giant BHP Billiton has unveiled a new R1-billion furnace at Samancor Manganese’s Metalloys smelter in Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, as the company moves to support the government’s drive to increase metals beneficiation in South Africa.According to Engineering News, the so-called M14 furnace is the latest of four large furnaces at Metalloys, one of the world’s largest manganese smelters, and will allow BHP Billiton to beneficiate close to 30% of the manganese ore it mines locally.BHP Billiton said on Wednesday that the furnace, the largest new investment in the country’s manganese industry, had increased Metalloys’ production capacity by 81 MVA. The furnace is designed to produce 120 000 kt of high carbon ferro manganese per annum, and includes improvements to ensure increased reliability and pollution control.The furnace will also contribute additional carbon monoxide (CO) gas to the onsite power generation plant for additional power output, thus raising Metalloys’ energy self-sufficiency level.According to Engineering News, BHP Billiton has a 60% share in Samancor Manganese, with the remaining 40% held by Anglo American.Tom Schutte, global president of BHP Billiton Manganese, said that more than 80 percent of the world’s high grade manganese resources were in the Northern Cape. “Every one of the major and minor commodities of the world today has some degree of South African influence,” he added.Speaking at Wednesday’s unveiling, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said South Africa was by far the wealthiest mineral jurisdiction in the world.While the country had significant proven reserves of manganese, exploitation of the mineral had not been reflective of its development potential, she said. “The traditional focus on mining and exporting of un-beneficiated minerals can’t continue.“The government’s industrialisation policy calls for a paradigm shift in mineral development, strategic investment in assets to maximise long-term growth beneficiation projects, enhanced value of exports, increased sources for consumption of local content, and creation of opportunities for sustainable jobs.”Shabangu commended BHP Billiton for its investment, adding that mining should be about creating jobs and contributing to skills development.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC

first_imgValdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.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 shutout“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Read Next Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is perhaps best known for two things: his daredevil drives to the hoop and his penchant for rocking multiple hairstyles.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 shutoutThe 29-year-old Asian-American point guard recently unveiled his boldest choice yet—a set of bushy dreadlocks, which is most often sported by African-American athletes.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 His choice of new hairstyle caught the ire of retired NBA forward Kenyon Martin who accused the Harvard graduate of “wanting to be black.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Lin quipped back with a reverent response, claiming he did it out of respect for the black culture and also pointed out Martin’s tattoo bearing Chinese characters.In a video uploaded by TMZ, the 14-year NBA veteran apologized to Lin, but claimed his new hairdo still looked ridiculous.He also explained that his comments were supposed to be light-hearted, but was eventually blown out of proportion by some netizens.“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin said in a separate report from Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.”The one-time NBA All-Star added that Lin is a grown man who could style his hair whichever he pleased.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter,” he explained.“Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”Martin added that he already reached out to Lin personally, but continues to receive negative comments from people online.“People were sending messages to my son. Like, no. Say whatever to me and about me. I have thick skin. I know what my intentions were,” Martin said. “But then those are the things that are coming across. You n**ga this. Your n**ga that.”Aside from his Player’s Tribune piece about cultural appropriation, Lin also detailed the matter further to Brooklyn Nets reporter Anthony Puccio.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJeremy Lin spoke extensively about Kenyon Martin’s comments after the game: pic.twitter.com/JaDH1Du8V0— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 6, 2017last_img read more

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Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6

first_imgCelebration. | @BLozadaINQ #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/vqGiYsTwuV— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 19, 2018“Our preparations started in the past four days and I saw that the players really wanted this game, they want the championship,” said Victolero. “Their focus in practice really showed that they really prepared for this game.”“I saw in the first two, three minutes that my players had the desire and we were able to sustain our start.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Magnolia turned what was deemed a dogfight kind of Game 6 into a rout and a much-awaited championship celebration Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 The Hotshots had a blistering start to the game going on a 12-0 opening barrage that turned into a 32-18 trench after Travis’ jumper with a couple of seconds left in the first quarter.The thrill. | @BLozadaINQ #PBA2018Read: https://t.co/tMAmq67TNipic.twitter.com/S991sJ4fll— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 19, 2018Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee had 16 points apiece for the Hotshots while Finals MVP Mark Barroca added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists.Mike Harris’ heroics of 26 points and 24 rebounds weren’t enough for the Aces as they dropped to a 0-5 Finals record in the Alex Compton era.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES ONE: Joshua Pacio gets new opponent for first strawweight defense Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentscenter_img Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The Hotshots finally ended their title drought after a wire-to-wire 102-86 win over the Alaska Aces in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals for the franchise’s first crown since pulling off a Grand Slam in 2014.Romeo Travis, the runner-up for Best Import of the conference, had the hot hand to finish with a game-high 32 points that went with 16 rebounds and six assists while Paul Lee, the Best Player of the Conference, added 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefMagnolia held its fort for most of the fight maintaining a lead that hovered in the 12 to 15-point region but the Aces showed their persistence with Simon Enciso cutting the deficit to 10, 96-86, with a layup with 1:10 left in the game.Jio Jalalon had a quick answer driving to the hoop to score on a floater to give the Hotshots a dozen-point lead, 98-86, with 50.5 seconds remaining.last_img read more

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9 months agoJuventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramsey

first_imgJuventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to setup a swap deal with Juventus for Aaron Ramsey.The Wales midfielder has already agreed Bosman terms with the Bianconeri, though could move to Juve immediately for the right deal.La Stampa says that could include Morocco defender Medhi Benatia.Benatia has not travelled with Juve to Jeddah for the Supercoppa and is keen on leaving this month.And with Arsenal in the market for a new centre-half, he is being offered to the Gunners in a straight swap for Ramsey. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audiblecom

first_imgAudible.com bestsellers for week ending January 11:Fiction1. The Man on the Mountaintop: An Audible Original Drama by Susan Trott & Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding & David Thorpe (Audible Studios)2. Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld, narrated by Diane Lane (Audible Studios)3. Harry Clarke: With Bonus Performance: Lillian by David Cale, narrated by Billy Crudup and the author (Audible Studios)4. The Spies That Bind: A Gallagher Girls Prequel by Ally Carter, narrated by Rebecca Soler (Audible Studios)5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)6. Holding: A Novel by Graham Norton, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio)7. Enchanter: Spellmonger, Book 7 by Terry Mancour, narrated by John Lee (Podium Publishing)8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Pottermore Publishing)9. Storm World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 10 by B. V. Larson, narrated by Mark Boyett (Audible Studios)10. The Speed of Sound: (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1) by Eric Bernt, narrated by Christopher Lane (Brilliance Audio)Nonfiction1. Power Moves: Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)2. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)3. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)4. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)5. 21 Days of Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Jess Ray (Aaptiv)6. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)7. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado, narrated by Ben Holland (Thomas Nelson)8. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)9. Unfu(asterisk)k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)10. Sleep Better by Aaptiv, narrated by Jade Alexis (Aaptiv)—–The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Village of Rycroft remains on Boil Water Advisory and State of Local

first_imgRYCROFT, AB – The water main has been repaired and the water distribution system has re-opened yet the Boil Water Advisory and State of Local Emergency remains in effect.Posted to the Village of Rycroft’s FB Page;PRESS RELEASE #12March 6, 2019 – 9:10 a.m. Yesterday evening the break in the water main was repaired and the water distribution system was re-opened. Residents should now have water service.DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.The BOIL WATER ADVISORY will remain in effect until such time as the laboratory results verify it is safe to consume.The State of Local Emergency remains in effect.Please note:Now that the water distribution system is re-activated, most water lines will contain some air and water discoloration when opened. This is normal. Open taps SLOWLY and the regular steady flow will soon occur.last_img read more

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Where is Denny Poole the three year anniversary to his missing date

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – News first broke about the disappearance of Denny Poole on March 15th, 2016 saying the RCMP were seeking help in locating the 15-year-old First Nations youth.It is the three year anniversary marking the disappearance of Poole and during this time there have been no updates as to his where abouts.When Poole went missing he was described as about 5’7 tall and weighing between 120 to 130 lbs. He had short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with a red logo. Poole was carrying a black backpack, Osirus shoes, black jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. ‘RCMP have said that Denny, along with a friend, were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12. But the teenager never got to his intended destination, nor was he seen getting home.“The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for some 20 hours taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads but appeared they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway,” a press release from RCMP stated.Around 7:30 p.m. that night, Denny and the other teenager split up to head their own ways. At 7:52 p.m., the RCMP’s dispatch received a phone call from the other youth. He reported, what police have called, a ‘suspicious occurrence’ that could have been a hypothermic delusion.During this phone call, an unknown man travelling between the two cities stopped to check on Denny’s friend and spoke with an RCMP dispatcher on the phone. “The individual spoke with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent,” the press release from March 22 read. “Police have not been able to identify this individual.”Staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault with the Dawson Creek RCMP said, since Denny was on foot and appeared to have been wandering in the area for some time, they are asking everyone in the area where he was last seen to check their property and outbuildings in case Denny took refuge in one of these structures.Police have since attempted to establish a timeline about 24 hours prior to his disappearance and appealed to the public for help. They have asked anyone who was driving along the Alaska Highway, or the side roads, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge and saw someone fitting Denny’s description to contact them.’center_img March 15th, 2016 the RCMP reach out to media for key witnesses such as drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Poole’s description.According to RCMP, Poole was last seen on March 12 around the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, between Taylor and Dawson Creek. Since he was last seen, he had made no contact with his family, which was considered out of character for him.April 1st, 2016 it had been three weeks since Poole had been last seen on highway 97.The RCMP says the 15-year-old and a friend were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12, but Denny never arrived at his intended destination, nor did he return home. He was last seen at 7:30 that night.The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for about 20 hours, taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads, but the police say it appears they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway.April 12th, 2016 it had been one month since Poole had been seen last.last_img read more

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East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive effective June

first_imgWith this approval, the City is now moving forward to complete the road renaming and addressing changes as required.In April, the City sent letters by registered mail to all property owners notifying them of this change as it will have an effect on their current address.If you are a property owner and did not receive a letter, you can contact the Planning and Engineering Department at 250-787-8150. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Starting tomorrow, June 26, the road known as the East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive.According to the City, since there has been steady residential growth and development close to the road, it no longer functions as a bypass road to re-direct traffic around the City and away from urban development.Although the majority of the road is now within City boundaries, the City received approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to proceed with the road renaming on that portion of the road.last_img read more

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