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Uganda Kizza Besigye’s son has won president of the Oxford…

first_imgAnslem Besigye, a student at Oxford University, won his bid to become president of the Oxford Union, one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.His mother, who is the Executive Director of charity Oxfam International, tweeted about his victory: He followed his  father’s footsteps by running to become president of one of the most prestigious university debating societies in the world, the Oxford Union.To aid his campaign, Anslem Besigye has released an election video, which has already been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.“I plan to hold public exhibitions on hot burning issues and current events. This is a great way to drum up attention for the team and to practice for exhibition rounds,” he pledges in the video.His father Dr. Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the country went to the polls on February 16, accused of plotting to incite Ugandans to hold mass protests over the election results.Long serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential election which was highly disputed by the opposition.Another opposition leader Amama Mbabazi went to court to contest Museveni’s re-election but the East African country’s highest court ruled that the poll result was fair.last_img read more

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NegOcc’s ‘timeout weekend’ to push through

first_imgBACOLOD City – Despite doubts and opposition, officials of this city and in Negros Occidental will push through the planned “Timeout Weekend” – a four-day strategic plan to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “So far we are almost assured of the capacity to hit the 10,000 target for mass testing,” Benitez said. Former Negros Occidental 3rd District congressman and now provincial government consultant Alfredo Benitez assured the approval of the regional and national inter-agency task forces on the management of emerging infectious diseases.   He said the plan will push for a lockdown in Bacolod City on Aug. 28 to 29 and in Murcia, Silay, Talisay and Bago City on Aug. 30 to 31. He revealed that the regional task force already prepared a resolution for the “timeout” and that the national task force has also the assurance with the arrival today of Environment secretary Roy Cimatu, Secretary Carlito Galvez and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Mike Diño. According to Benitez, Dino offered a laboratory in Cebu if needed for the mass testing and he has already talked to Sen. Richard Gordon for the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. coverage of the Red Cross Lab. The CLMMRH,  he said, will not be able to accept the swab samples of 10,000 target individuals if the problem of supply and the lack of protective equipment are addressed, saying he doesn’t want to risk the safety of the laboratory operators./PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA The “Time-out Weekend,” according to Benitez, would give way to the mass testing of 10,000 symptomatic individuals for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the five local government units.center_img “The only way to see the enemy which is the virus is to test that’’s why we will hold the mass testing to contain its transmission,” Benitez explained. The CLMMRH head said officials who are leading the proposal should also consider different machines used by the five laboratories in the province, as well as their capacity in releasing the results. Drilon also raised the need for additional medical technologists and encoders to hasten the release of the test results. According to the doctor, if these machines are to be combined, they can only process around 1,700 tests per day. Earlier, Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, questioned the planned four-day mass testing. He also questioned as to where the COVID-19 positive individuals will be brought, and how the contact tracing would be conducted. He also revealed that the budgetary requirement of P35 million for the time-out weekend.last_img read more

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Mau Travelling, Ini Tips Buat Melipat Pakaian Yang Hemat Tempat!

first_imgSumber: youtube Membawa pakaian lebih saat berlibur memang menjadi pilihan beberapa orang, mengingat baju tersebut bisa saja digunakan dalam keadaan tidak terduga, seperti kehujanan atau kondisi lainnya. Namun, permasalahan muncul ketika tas yang Anda gunakan tidak mampu menampung baju cadangan tersebut. Sebenarnya, ada beberapa trik khusus yang dapat digunakan untuk menyusun baju-baju tersebut sehingga tidak memakan tempat terlalu banyak.Baca juga: Agar Perjalanan Nyaman, Packing Pakaian Itu Harus EfisienSalah satu cara yang dianggap efektif untuk membawa pakaian-pakaian tersebut adalah dengan cara menggulungnya. Trik ini biasa digunakan oleh militer AS ketika hendak melakukan perjalanan jauh. Menggulung pakaian merupakan cara tepat untuk memasukkan lebih banyak barang ke dalam tas Anda, tanpa harus khawatir akan kelebihan beban. Cara ini dapat diaplikasikan ke hampir seluruh jenis pakaian, dari mulai kaos, kemeja, celana panjang, hingga sweater. Salah satu kunci keberhasilan dari cara ini adalah dengan menghaluskan permukaan pakaian Anda saat menggulungnya. Pakaian berjenis kaos merupakan salah satu pakaian yang paling mudah untuk digulung, mengingat ukurannya yang tidak terlalu besar dengan bahan yang cukup tipis. Untuk mengaplikasikannya,lipat kaos hingga membentuk persegi, putar kaos dengan bagian leher menghadap ke bawah, lalu mulailah menggulungnya secara perlahan. Jangan lupa untuk merapikan bagian dalam kaos yang sedang digulung untuk menghindari kaos tersebut tidak rapi.Hal serupa juga dapat diaplikasikan pada pakaian lain, tidak terkecuali untuk celana jeans. Cara pengaplikasiannya pun hampir serupa dengan menggulung kaos. Pertemukan kedua bagian kaki dari celana jeans Anda (lipat memanjang), dan mulailah melipat dari bagian bibir celana terlebih dahulu. Selalu rapikan bagian dalam pakaian yang sedang Anda gulung. Untuk kemeja lengan panjang, Anda harus lebih berhati-hati dalam menggulungnya, karena bahan kemeja yang mudah kusut. Cara menggulungnya pun sama dengan kaos, yaitu lipat kemeja secara memanjang dengan bagian lengan terlipat ke dalam, lalu mulailah menggulungnya dari bagian kerah terlebih dahulu. Tidak terkecuali, pakaian dalam pun dapat Anda gulung untuk memaksimalkan ruang yang ada di tas Anda.Anda juga dapat menggunakan tas kecil atau kantong untuk kaos kaki serta pakaian dalam, untuk menghindari pakaian kecil tersebut tercecer saat hendak digunakan. Setelah semua pakaian tergulung rapi, saatnya untuk mengemasnya ke dalam tas. Biasakan untuk menempatkan pakaian dengan beban dan ukuran yang besar, seperti sweater dan celana jeans pada bagian dasar tas. Ini bertujuan agar pakaian tersebut tidak menumpuk pakaian lain yang berukuran lebih kecil, dan tidak menutup kemungkinan akan merusak gulungan pakaian lain yang berada di bawahnya.Sesampainya ditujuan, usahakan langsung gantung baju-baju penting Anda seperti kemeja dengan menggunakan gantungan baju, ini bertujuan untuk menghindari kemeja kusut karena berada dalam gulungan terlalu lama.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAgar Perjalanan Nyaman, Packing Pakaian Itu Harus Efisien08/03/2017In “Destinasi”Tips Kemas Barang Saat Melancong dengan Koper Kecil23/01/2018In “Destinasi”Pusing dan Mual Selama Perjalanan? Ini Dia Tips Ampuh Atasi Mabuk Darat30/03/2018In “Bus AKAP”last_img read more

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Major leaguers commit $1 million to support minor leaguers

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE First Published: 18th June, 2020 07:53 IST Last Updated: 18th June, 2020 07:53 IST Major Leaguers Commit $1 Million To Support Minor Leaguers Major leaguers have committed $1 million to support minor leaguers whose leagues appear unlikely to start this year because of the coronavirus pandemiccenter_img LIVE TV Written By Major leaguers have committed $1 million to support minor leaguers whose leagues appear unlikely to start this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Major League Baseball Players Trust, a not-for-profit affiliate of the Major League Baseball Players Association, made the announcement.While MLB and the union are trying to reach an agreement to start the big league season in empty ballparks, minor leagues don’t have large broadcast contracts and have not announced any plans to take the field.“The game is also their livelihood and there is no doubt the financial impact has been challenging,” said St. Louis reliever Andrew Miller, a trustee of the trust. “We hope to help them navigate these difficult times.”Players with big-league contracts received up to $286,500 each in salary advances from MLB, and players with minor league deals got $400 weekly allowances from MLB through May. Many teams have extended the allowances.In addition, about 370 players with major league service who were at spring training with minor league contracts received advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the union.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more