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Gov t waiting on word about Filipinos abducted in Nigeria

Gov t waiting on word about Filipinos abducted in Nigeria.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Cayetano vows all efforts for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Monday, September 24, that the Philippines is "doing all the efforts" for 7 overseas Filipino workers reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria. Reuters reported on Monday that pirates kidnapped 7 Filipino crew members of a Swiss vessel off the coast of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Nigerian maritime agency identifies nationalities of 12 abducted ship crew

ONITSHA, Nigeria — Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia, the West African nation’s maritime agency said on Sunday. They were abducted on Saturday from the vessel that was traveling between the cities of Lagos and Port […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 24th, 2018Related News

Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed off the coast of Nigeria.Massoel Shipping said in a statement Sunday th.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Ukrainian, Bosnian Among Crew Members Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have kidnapped 12 crew members of a Swiss vessel, including workers from Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.The crew me.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed off the coast of Nigeria.Massoel Shipping said in a statement Sunday th.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed off the coast of Nigeria. Massoel Shipping said in a statement Sunday th Source link link: Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 24th, 2018Related News

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Ukrainian, Bosnian Among Crew Members Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have kidnapped 12 crew members of a Swiss vessel, including workers from Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.The crew me.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

LAGOS, Nigeria – A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said on Saturday, September 22. More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno in a region that is also grappling with a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?

New research presented on Wednesday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult. Carried out by researchers at the Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, the new findings come from RHINESSA, a large international study that has been investigating lung health in children and adults in seven European countries. The researchers gathered data from 5,415 participants aged between 18 and 52 years who were taking part in the RHINESSA study in Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Estonia, and analyzed their exposure to re...Keep on reading: Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

LONDON, United Kingdom -- The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonweal...Keep on reading: Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 12th, 2018Related News

9 dead in Nigeria gas explosion – state governor

LAFIA, Nigeria – Nine people were killed and dozens more injured, some of them critically, in an explosion and fire at a gas filling station in central Nigeria, the state governor said on Tuesday, September 11.  The accident happened on Monday in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state, 190 kilometers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Nigeria claims normalcy restored after Boko Haram attack

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's military on Sunday, September 9, said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence. Scores of jihadists believed to be loyal to a faction backed by the Islamic State group overran ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2018Related News

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

HORNSTRANDIR, Iceland --- Residents and outdoor enthusiasts in northwestern Iceland are communicating their desire to keep internet access out of the country's Hornstrandir peninsula. No one has lived full-time in Hornstrandir since 1952; as a nature preserve popular with backpackers, it is one of the last digital-free frontiers in the Nordic nation the UN ranked as the world's most-wired. But as commercial ventures using satellites to bring high-speed internet service to every corner of the planet advance, most hikers, park rangers and summer residents want to keep Hornstrandir from crossing the digital divide. They worry that email, news and social media will destroy a way...Keep on reading: Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Nigeria bans national team coach for accepting money

Coach of Nigerian national football team Gernot Rohr (R) discusses with his technical crew Salisu Yusuf (C) and keeper trainer Aloy Agu during the training his team ahead of FIFA World Cup qualifie.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid – military sources

KANO, Nigeria – At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Saturday, September 1. Scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

  LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerian police at a secret court appearance have accused a detained journalist of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his news organization said Thursday, August 16. Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with the independent online newspaper Premium Times, has been in custody since his arrest on Tuesday, August 14, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

21 die in northern Nigeria boat capsize – emergency services

KANO, Nigeria: Twenty-one people were killed when their boat capsized in an area wracked by deadly attacks blamed on cattle thieves in northern Nigeria, the emergency services said on Friday. The vessel carrying 50 passengers overturned in strong currents in a river in the Gandi district of Sokoto state around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) on [...] The post 21 die in northern Nigeria boat capsize – emergency services appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

Iceland wants foreigners to stop buying its land

A little over a century ago, a young woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir threatened to throw herself into the icy gorge of Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss waterfall in a bid to stop English businessmen from turning it into a hydroelectric dam. In the end, the proto eco-warrior was able to hold on to her life — the […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceAug 1st, 2018Related News