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2nd KNUST graduate wins entrepreneurship award

For the second time in a row, a female graduating student has emerged winner of the KNUST entrepreneurial award instituted by an Alumnus of the university in partnership with the university’s Department of Publishing Studies (DoPS).

Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind in South Africa

The 'Terminator' star was filming an athlete jump rope while in a gymnasium at the Arnold Sports Festival in Sandton, when a stranger jump-kicked him from behind.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind in South Africa

The 'Terminator' star was filming an athlete jump rope while in a gymnasium at the Arnold Sports Festival in Sandton, when a stranger jump-kicked him from behind.

Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

    WARSAW -- Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday. The pages, which had a total of close to tw
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Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

    WARSAW -- Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday. The pages, which had a total of close to two million followers, were reported for containing «anti-Semitic, anti-Islam, anti-migrant, anti-LGBT and anti-feminist» content, Avaaz said in a statement. «We have closed a number of counterfeit and duplicate accounts that infringed on our rules of authenticity, as well as a number of pages for changing names and other violations,» a spokesman for Facebook Poland told AFP, without specifying further. Avaaz welcomed Facebook's ...Keep on reading: Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

MANILA, Philippines---Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they're now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo. The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two ti
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Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

MANILA, Philippines---Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they're now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo. The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two titles in the UAAP and they were also present to watch the current crop become the women's volleyball champions of Season 81. Ateneo came back from a one-match deficit and dropped University of Santo Tomas in Game 3, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, to claim its first championship since Valdez and Lazaro donned the blue and white in 2015. "What's the feeling? You know, even though I'm not part of the team I'm just really happy for the gi...Keep on reading: Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

‘PM in denial’: UK’s May wants to make ‘bold offer’ to MPs to save Brexit deal

The UK’s Theresa May has promised to make a “bold offer” to MPs in the coming weeks, as part of a final attempt to get her thrice-scuppered Brexit withdrawal deal over the line before she steps down as prime minister. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘PM in denial’: UK’s May wants to make ‘bold offer’ to MPs to save Brexit deal

The UK’s Theresa May has promised to make a “bold offer” to MPs in the coming weeks, as part of a final attempt to get her thrice-scuppered Brexit withdrawal deal over the line before she steps down as prime minister. Read Full Article at RT.com

More than half of Madagascar MPs suspected of corruption: enquiry

Madagascar's anti-corruption agency has begun legal action against more than half of the country's parliamentary deputies who are suspected of taking bribes, just two weeks ahead of legislative elections, a source said Friday. After a year-long enquiry, a do
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More than half of Madagascar MPs suspected of corruption: enquiry

Madagascar's anti-corruption agency has begun legal action against more than half of the country's parliamentary deputies who are suspected of taking bribes, just two weeks ahead of legislative elections, a source said Friday. After a year-long enquiry, a dossier on 79 MPs was sent to the prosecutor's office this week «to begin legal action against the accused», the source told AFP. The prosecutor is now expected to examine the dossier and announce whether some or all of the parliamentarians involved will be charged. Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has pledged to fight corruption in the Indian Ocean island nation, a former French colony. Graft affects every level of society in one of the world's poorest countries which ranks 155 out of 180 on Transparency International's corruption perception index. Critics say graft seeps into infrastructure projects, the judicial system and even the African nation's illicit rosewood trade as bureaucrats take their cut for services or from business deals. Last year the corruption problem came to a head when parliamentary deputies supportive of then president Hery Rajaonarimampianina put forward a bill to reform electoral law, just months ahead of last year's presidential election. The bill was criticised by Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana -- both former presidents who were running for the top office again -- who accused the head of state of attempting to change the rules in his own favour. The opposition accused some deputies of accepting the equivalent of 12,500 euros ($14,000) to vote for the law changes, during a secret meeting at a luxury hotel in a suburb of the capital Antananarivo. The anti-corruption body then opened an enquiry into the 79 deputies, out of the total of 151 in the national assembly, who voted in favour of the electoral reform. The constitutional court eventually annuled part of the new electoral changes amid a political crisis built up by two months of opposition protests. All those under suspicion are from Rajaonarimampianina's camp. If found guilty they face up to five years in jail for receiving unjustified remuneration in the exercise of their duties. Only a handful of those targeted are seeking a new mandate in the parliamentary election on May 27. Rajaonarimampianina was beaten in the first round of last year's presidential vote which Rajoelina won, beating Ravalomanana in the second-round vote. © Agence France-Presse

Two Seychellois have returned home after spending two years as missionaries in South Africa and Lesotho with the Operational Mobilisation (OM) team.

As part of their mission, Achille and Annielle Confiance had to conduct outreach programmes in different communities. The couple, who are from the Pentecostal Assembly of Seychelles, had to also train others who can help the less fortunate. “We had to g
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Two Seychellois have returned home after spending two years as missionaries in South Africa and Lesotho with the Operational Mobilisation (OM) team.

As part of their mission, Achille and Annielle Confiance had to conduct outreach programmes in different communities. The couple, who are from the Pentecostal Assembly of Seychelles, had to also train others who can help the less fortunate. “We had to go into communities especially in those with the most in need. It was like a door to door exercise. Sometimes we had to stay with a family for weeks. We prayed with them and we helped them the way we could,” said Achille. Achille, Anielle and other volunteers from the Operational Mobilisation visited schools as well. (Achille Confiance) Photo License: CC-BY “One great experience was in Lesotho. The place is a bit like Seychelles long ago. We had to cook food using traditional ways such as getting wood for the fire and cutting down the chicken neck to use as utensils. We also had to use pit latrines. For us Seychellois, it was not a problem, but it was nice to see how the young Europeans were adapting to the situation,” said Achille. The couple also faced adversities that may have had cost them their lives. “There was a critical moment in Lesotho where we were faced with danger. I think it was a misunderstanding. We were in the street working and Annielle was taking pictures. A guy from her back raised a sharp tool to hit her, but luckily someone from our group saw the man and was able to remove Annielle out of harm’s way on time,” recounted Achille.  The couple spent time in different communities all over including in Limpopo - a northern province of South Africa. Achille said that he got involved in many physical activities such as digging trenches for sewerage to help the community. Achille and Annielle Confiance had to conduct outreach programmes in different communities (Achille Confiance) Photo License: CC-BY “Being a missionary you must take into account that you will be received in different ways by others,” said Annielle, who added that most of the time the people in South Africa were very welcoming. “I remember in Lesotho when we first arrived there, they were facing drought. A day after, it started to rain and they said that we had brought a blessing. They asked us to come and pray with and for them,” said Annielle.   Annielle said being a missionary is not easy. “You have to satisfy yourself every day with what you are provided with by other people through the will of God. We had even experienced moments where we had to return some commodities on the shelves while shopping. Despite the hardship, we had some interesting moments as well,” said Annielle. The Operational Mobilisation (OM) is an international Christian mission and has been working in South Africa since 1986. To date, there are approximately 6,000 volunteers with the organisation.

Huawei has long been ready for US ban & won’t bow to pressure, CEO says

US restrictions won’t hurt Chinese telecom giant Huawei much, as it has long been prepared for it, CEO Ren Zhengfei stated, adding that the firm has no intention of changing its activities on the US’ request. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huawei has long been ready for US ban & won’t bow to pressure, CEO says

US restrictions won’t hurt Chinese telecom giant Huawei much, as it has long been prepared for it, CEO Ren Zhengfei stated, adding that the firm has no intention of changing its activities on the US’ request. Read Full Article at RT.com

Matalon: a passion to serve, a commitment to Jamaica

New chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Joseph Mayer Matalon, assumed leadership of the listed group on May 1. Joe M., as he is also known, lists among his hobbies a love for public-sector policy work, that has seen him lead major...
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Matalon: a passion to serve, a commitment to Jamaica

New chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Joseph Mayer Matalon, assumed leadership of the listed group on May 1. Joe M., as he is also known, lists among his hobbies a love for public-sector policy work, that has seen him lead major...

Primary 1 English: 8 things your child must know before he starts primary school

How do you prepapre your kid for Primary 1 English? Gone are the days when reading aloud in class or chanting grammar exercises by rote (stuff you used to do at school) was the norm. Children in...
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Primary 1 English: 8 things your child must know before he starts primary school

How do you prepapre your kid for Primary 1 English? Gone are the days when reading aloud in class or chanting grammar exercises by rote (stuff you used to do at school) was the norm. Children in...

7 fun ways to help your kid love Primary 1 maths

What should your child know to prepare herself for Primary 1 maths? Well, get her to appreciate the numerals that naturally occurs in our daily lives, say educators. For instance, have her weigh...
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7 fun ways to help your kid love Primary 1 maths

What should your child know to prepare herself for Primary 1 maths? Well, get her to appreciate the numerals that naturally occurs in our daily lives, say educators. For instance, have her weigh...

‘Play maker’ Pharaoh Cuffy comes ‘to help save’ Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique constituency

United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the next general election, Dr. Pharaoh Cuffy has told the people of the Morne/Jaune Riviere Cyrique Constituency that he has ventured into electoral politics “to help save” that  constituency and Dominica
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‘Play maker’ Pharaoh Cuffy comes ‘to help save’ Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique constituency

United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the next general election, Dr. Pharaoh Cuffy has told the people of the Morne/Jaune Riviere Cyrique Constituency that he has ventured into electoral politics “to help save” that  constituency and Dominica by extension. Dr....

Police seek assistance in Picard shooting investigation

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) is seeking assistance into an ongoing investigation into an alleged shooting incident which occurred on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 3:15 am at Picard Portsmouth. The police have indicated that one man is...
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Police seek assistance in Picard shooting investigation

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) is seeking assistance into an ongoing investigation into an alleged shooting incident which occurred on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 3:15 am at Picard Portsmouth. The police have indicated that one man is...

Police issue traffic measures for UWP meeting on Roseau Bayfront

The police have released information on the temporary traffic measures to be adopted from Saturday 18th May, 2019 to Monday 20th May, 2019 in relation to the public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP) to be held at the...
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Police issue traffic measures for UWP meeting on Roseau Bayfront

The police have released information on the temporary traffic measures to be adopted from Saturday 18th May, 2019 to Monday 20th May, 2019 in relation to the public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP) to be held at the...

Library and Information service staff receive training for improved service

Chief Librarian Vernanda Raymond has described this year’s Library Week as “a great week! well-received by the public.” The Dominica Library and Information Service observed Library week from Monday 13th May to Friday 18th May 2019 with a focus on...
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Library and Information service staff receive training for improved service

Chief Librarian Vernanda Raymond has described this year’s Library Week as “a great week! well-received by the public.” The Dominica Library and Information Service observed Library week from Monday 13th May to Friday 18th May 2019 with a focus on...

Pharmacies open today - May 19, 2019

Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara (2149 3549
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Pharmacies open today - May 19, 2019

Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara (2149 3549);Charing Pharmacy, Mimosa Street, Pietà (2123 2954);San Giorgio Pharmacy, Manwel Buhagiar Street, Pembroke (2137 8485);Harley Pharmacy, 1, Nathalie Poutiatin Tabone Street, Sliema (2133 4635);St Michael Pharmacy, Transfiguration Square, Lija (2143 5875);Grognet Pharmacy, 41, Constitution Street, Mosta (2143 2038);St Paul’s Bay Pharmacy, 504, Main Street, St Paul’s Bay (2157 5276);Sonren Pharmacy, Żejtun Road, Tarxien (2167 2757);Milia’s Pharmacy, 73, Cottonera Road, Vittoriosa (2760 0126);May Day Pharmacy, Victory Street, Żabbar (2182 6529);Pompei Pharmacy, 28, Fishermen’s Wharf, Marsaxlokk (2165 1278);Bronja Pharmacy, Sonata, Bronja Street, Żurrieq (2168 2251);De Rohan Pharmacy 24, St Anthony Street, Żebbuġ (2146 4128);St Anthony Pharmacy, 18, Main Street, Rabat (2145 4187);Castle Pharmacy, 2, Independence Square, Victoria (2155 6970);Ta’ Pinu Pharmacy, Franġisk Portelli Street, Għarb (2788 8128). Airport pharmacy: Open from...

Today's front pages - May 19, 2019

The Sunday Times of Malta reports on the arrest of two men suspected of killing a man in a racially-motivated attack last month. The newspaper also gives prominence to its second European election survey, which suggests Labour’s lead has narrowed but remain
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Today's front pages - May 19, 2019

The Sunday Times of Malta reports on the arrest of two men suspected of killing a man in a racially-motivated attack last month. The newspaper also gives prominence to its second European election survey, which suggests Labour’s lead has narrowed but remains commanding. The Malta Independent on Sunday leads with extracts from interviews with Joseph Muscat and Adrian Delia and reports on the arrest of two soldiers for having killed migrant Lassana Cisse. Malta Today also focuses on the murder of Mr Cisse, with a headline stating “In cold blood”. The newspaper also teases its own survey, which suggests Labour enjoys a 13-point lead. It-Torċa reports on its own survey results, which indicate a 19.6 per cent lead for the Labour Party, one week before people go to the polls. Il-Mument reports that Chris Fearne appeared on Xarabank last Friday against the Prime Minister’s wishes and says tensions between the PM and his deputy are running high. Illum dedicates its front page to the racially motivated murder, with a front-page editorial and a large-font headline saying “They killed him because he was black”. The newspaper also says that the PN parliamentary group has not met in two...

The most delicious radioactive ravioli I have ever tasted

The latest oil-painting exhibition by Julian Mallia at Spazju Kreattiv (open till May 26) offers the Maltese a taste of something completely different. An artist and personal friend of mine, Julian, known in artistic circles as Julinu, has always been fascin
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The most delicious radioactive ravioli I have ever tasted

The latest oil-painting exhibition by Julian Mallia at Spazju Kreattiv (open till May 26) offers the Maltese a taste of something completely different. An artist and personal friend of mine, Julian, known in artistic circles as Julinu, has always been fascinated by the surreal, with animals featuring constantly both in his works and in his imagination. At one point, he was fixated with the absurdly popular image of a fish on a bicycle. If you are into that sort of thing, then you will surely find that his latest exhibition does not disappoint. A surreal experience which begins before it even starts (and you’ll have to find out why yourself – let’s just say you will melt your political worries away with laughter at the entrance, ensuring a visit these coming days to be both timely and appropriate), the exhibition is chock-full of a surrealist’s pipe dream: a place where reality is halted for a Daliesque melted moment and a bizarre environment, ironically and paradoxically more real than reality, takes its stead. All the works exhibited share this paradoxical quality of being amusingly entertaining but also absurdly truthful. As with all surreal works, they must be seen to be...

Architects want homes to come with ‘service history’

Before buying a second-hand car most would ask about its service history, whether it has been involved in any major accidents and how well it has been generally taken care of. Cars come with log books but a diligent car owner also keeps records.   According
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Architects want homes to come with ‘service history’

Before buying a second-hand car most would ask about its service history, whether it has been involved in any major accidents and how well it has been generally taken care of. Cars come with log books but a diligent car owner also keeps records.   According to architects, it is about time we are able to do the same when buying a home.   The Kamra tal-Periti is proposing the introduction of what it calls “post-occupancy certifications”, similar to those currently in place for lifts, which would ensure a building’s compliance with regulations and requirements throughout its lifetime. This means that when you buy a property you will know exactly what you are getting, whether it has been properly maintained and is in line with all the requirements – through one comprehensive document. This could even include the original certificates issued when the property was first built and put on the market.   A complete overhaul The proposal is just one of a huge dossier compiled by the chamber, aimed at overhauling the mess of laws and regulations governing the construction sector today.   Published on Friday, the document, which is open for public consultation, would see the functions of...

A kind of magic

Louis Briffa: Bil-Boqxiex: PoeżijiThe author, 2018 ISBN 978-99957-1-206-8 272pp. Hbk. I think it was Samuel Johnson, in that highly coloured voice of his, who once declared to the open world that “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money”. If t
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A kind of magic

Louis Briffa: Bil-Boqxiex: PoeżijiThe author, 2018 ISBN 978-99957-1-206-8 272pp. Hbk. I think it was Samuel Johnson, in that highly coloured voice of his, who once declared to the open world that “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money”. If that was true, there would be many more impoverished poets than there are already, especially in our country. At another time, Johnson added, “the only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.” Life, for Johnson, is to be endured rather than enjoyed. That may come very close to Briffa. If not for the money, what does a poet write for? Or why does he write at all? And who does he address? And what does he mean? What is the poet up to? Briffa’s poems raise all these questions and many more. The questions spring like daffodils or crocuses in a prize lawn, as one struggles with a response to the poems. A poem, of course, does not mean: it is. You cannot explain poetry, any more than you can explain a beautifully dusty butterfly blazing with colour over a flowery patch. It is equally so in any work of art, though in aesthetics there can be no absolutes, and contraries there can happily...

Almost 90% slash in prices of nine anti-cancer drugs

The retail prices of several anti-cancer drugs have been slashed by up to 87% by the drug price control authority. As per the revised order, the maximum retail price of chemotherapy injection pemetrexed (500mg), sold under the brand name Pemxcel and used to t
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Almost 90% slash in prices of nine anti-cancer drugs

The retail prices of several anti-cancer drugs have been slashed by up to 87% by the drug price control authority. As per the revised order, the maximum retail price of chemotherapy injection pemetrexed (500mg), sold under the brand name Pemxcel and used to treat lung cancer, has come down from Rs 22,000 to Rs 2,800.

Taser smugglers bamboozling Customs

Jamaicans are insisting on arming themselves with defensive weapons and are even finding more creative ways to bring them into the country, says the deputy commissioner in charge of border protection at the Jamaica Customs Agency, Alwyn Nicely. The...
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Taser smugglers bamboozling Customs

Jamaicans are insisting on arming themselves with defensive weapons and are even finding more creative ways to bring them into the country, says the deputy commissioner in charge of border protection at the Jamaica Customs Agency, Alwyn Nicely. The...

Cloud hangs over Port Royal revival - Private investors claim being sidelined by Government

WESTERN BUREAU: There is a climate of mistrust brewing between shareholders of the Port Royal Development Company Limited (PRDCL) and the Government over the proposed development of Port Royal as a resort town. The growing imbroglio stems from what...
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Cloud hangs over Port Royal revival - Private investors claim being sidelined by Government

WESTERN BUREAU: There is a climate of mistrust brewing between shareholders of the Port Royal Development Company Limited (PRDCL) and the Government over the proposed development of Port Royal as a resort town. The growing imbroglio stems from what...

‘We’re looking for results’ - British diplomat fires warning shot to Integrity Commission

Days after the Integrity Commission sought to deflect blame amid public pressure to publish updates on ongoing investigations, the British high commissioner to Jamaica has made it clear that “time will come” when his government will be asking for “...
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‘We’re looking for results’ - British diplomat fires warning shot to Integrity Commission

Days after the Integrity Commission sought to deflect blame amid public pressure to publish updates on ongoing investigations, the British high commissioner to Jamaica has made it clear that “time will come” when his government will be asking for “...

UK hangs tough on deportations - Some ex-cons killed after resuming career of crime, says high commissioner

The recent killings of five Jamaican convicts deported from Britain have sent off alarm bells among advocacy groups in that country, but local British authorities have remained resolute that wrongdoers will continue to be sent on a one-way ticket...
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UK hangs tough on deportations - Some ex-cons killed after resuming career of crime, says high commissioner

The recent killings of five Jamaican convicts deported from Britain have sent off alarm bells among advocacy groups in that country, but local British authorities have remained resolute that wrongdoers will continue to be sent on a one-way ticket...

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