In May, Trump said the United States, the agency’s biggest donor, would pull out of the organization unless there were real reforms, a threat he followed up on this week by giving a one-year notice of withdrawal.”The President has been clear that the WHO needs to get its act together. That starts with demonstrating significant progress and the ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks with transparency and accountability,” a senior US official in Washington told Reuters on Thursday.The WHO issued a statement saying the review was not linked to the United States and that its 194 member countries had asked in May for an evaluation of the global response.More than 12 million people are reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide and 548,429 have died since the virus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, according to a Reuters tally.Lawrence Gostin, a professor at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C., said the panel should not be “an inside job” driven by states close to the WHO, nor should it pander to what he called “Trump’s conspiracy theories”.”What is really vital is we have truly independent experts from a variety of disciplines that will honestly and frankly review the situation with COVID,” Gostin told Reuters.”Are they going to review China’s action, are they going to review WHO’s initial response to China, look at things like … WHO’s power to independently verify states’ reports?,” he added. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.The announcement follows strong criticism by US President Donald Trump’s administration of the global agency’s role in the crisis – though the WHO said the review was not linked to the United States.Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark and former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “The magnitude of this pandemic, which has touched virtually everyone in the world, clearly deserves a commensurate evaluation, an honest evaluation,” Tedros told a virtual meeting with diplomats.The panel will provide an interim report to an annual meeting of health ministers in November and present a “substantive report” next May, he said.Trump has accused the WHO of being too close to China and not doing enough to question Beijing’s actions at the start of the crisis. Tedros has dismissed the suggestions and said his agency kept the world informed.Experts Topics :
Victoria + Albert Napoli bath. Photo: Jim Bartsch Photography .The installation of indoor bathtubs is determined by your bathroom’s dimensions and space, however outdoor baths are less limited and can create a luxurious statement. Free-standing baths give you the opportunity to create a real spa-like haven, adding in personal touches to create an area fit for your needs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoVictoria + Albert Baths marketing director Jonathan Carter said installing a free-standing bath outside could instantly create a sense of indulgence in your own backyard and was the perfect way to pamper yourself during the hot summer season.“Whether your outdoor alfresco area is inspired by a tropical day-spa or a modern luxurious hotel, you can easily immerse yourself in a cool tub and enjoy the outdoors, even in the Australian heat,” Mr Carter said. Napoli – Beauparlant Design, Victoria + Albert Baths. Photo: SUPPLIED Barcelona Bath – Richard Best Architecture – James Porchen photography. Baths by Victoria + AlbertThere’s nothing better than coming home to an outdoor oasis and one which features a welcoming bathtub. Gaining popularity around Queensland homes, outdoor bathing allows you to escape the heat and provides the chance to create the perfect summer haven, right in the comfort of your own home. Victoria + Albert’s Napoli bath, Photo: El Questro Homestead. Free-standing baths are a great alternative to a pool if your backyard has limited space.Mr Carter said surrounding the bath with plants and natural materials created the feeling of a secluded haven.“Victoria + Albert’s free-standing baths are made of a unique material called quarrycast – a composite of volcanic limestone and resins”, he said. “They’re ideal for outdoor installations – not only are they UV resistant, meaning they won’t go yellow in the sun, but the material is resistant to thermal shock cycles, which means there’s no risk of cracking between the seasons.”Victoria + Albert products are available in showrooms at Bowen Hills, Woolloongabba and Bardon.Visit vandabaths.com
Riverview resident Telita Webb with two of her children, Margaret (5) and MJ (7). Picture: AAP/David Clark.SUBURBS with a median house price of $300,000 or less are on the verge of extinction across Brisbane.Figures from property researcher CoreLogic show house prices in some of the city’s most affordable postcodes experienced above average growth over the past year, leading to a drop in sales at lower price points.Only 1.7 per cent of properties in Brisbane changed hands for less than $200,000 in 2018.In 2019, there are no longer any suburbs in the Brisbane local government area with a median house price of $300,000 or less. RELATED: Brisbane’s affordability on the rise Chris and Tiffany Campbell have owned a number of homes across Brisbane’s affordable havens. They have renovated them and sold for a profit. Picture: AAP/David Clark.Propertyology managing director Simon Pressley said Ipswich was becoming a popular location for property investors because of its affordability, solid rental yields and good infrastructure.But Mr Pressley said he was not convinced the region had the ability to create the volume of jobs required to put pressure on the local labour market and drive property prices significantly higher.“One could do worse than investing in Ipswich, however, my overall rating of the Ipswich property market is a middle-of-the-road performer for the feasible future,” Mr Pressley said.THE SUB $300,000 SUBURBS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION IN 2019: price Mar 2019 12 mths to Nov 2018 5yrs Mr Kruger said that he had noticed a shift in the buyer profile in the market as a result of the banks cracking down on lending.“Predominantly, in the past, investors were snapping up these properties for their SMSF because of the good rental returns,” Mr Kruger said.“Now the banks have cracked down, that’s incentivising a market change.“It’s better for owner-occupiers now, because they have a chance to get it over investors.“But in time, obviously these prices will jump so the sooner you can get in, the better.” This two-bedroom house at 21 Sinclair St, Ellen Grove, recently sold for just $222,000.Across Greater Brisbane, there are now only 19 mainland suburbs with a median house price under $300,000, whereas there were double that number a decade ago.The last affordable havens can be found in the Ipswich suburbs of Riverview, Dinmore and One Mile, in the Logan locations of Kingston, Logan Central and Woodridge and in Caboolture South in Moreton Bay.The median house price in Greater Brisbane is now $532,000, according to CoreLogic.More than a third of sales in Brisbane during 2018 were between $400,000 and $600,000, while 7.8 per cent were at $1 million or more.CoreLogic senior analyst Cameron Kusher said that was a drastic change from the state of affairs over the past couple of decades, with the majority of sales in 1993 and 1998 coming in below $200,000.“Over time, there has been a steady climb in the share of sales across the more expensive price points,” Mr Kusher said.“While you’d expect this in the markets that have seen strong value growth such as Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, we have also seen it across markets where value growth has been much weaker.” This house at 57 Price St, Riverview, is on the market for offers over $245,000.He is marketing a three-bedroom house at 57 Price St, Riverview, which is currently leased for $290 a week and is on the market for offers over $245,000.“That’s a good figure for an investor,” Mr Kruger said.“At that price point, for a three-bedder on a 600 sqm plus block so close to Redbank Plaza and within 5 minutes walk of sought-after schools, I definitely it’s ideal for first home buyers or young families.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoSingle parent Telita Webb has rented the home with three of her children for the past year, but would love to buy the property if she could afford the deposit.“I love the place; Riverview’s my home,” Ms Webb said.Chris and Tiffany Campbell live in Bundamba, which is one of greater Brisbane’s last affordable havens — just scraping in with a median house price of $292,752.The couple are renovating a turn-of-the-century Queenslander, which they recently bought for $315,000.“Bundamba has a bad wrap; I’m not sure why,” Mrs Campbell said.“The street we live in is so quiet and full of beautiful, old Queenslanders, and you can see the growth potential.“I think it is one of those places a lot of people forget about.”They sold another property last year that they had bought and renovated two years earlier in North Ipswich and made more than $100,000 in profit.we knew going into it and paying price we did in an up andcoming suburb it was going to be a good investment 1. Riverview Ipswich $256,787 -2.3% 13.7%2. Dinmore Ipswich $259,481 9.0% 35.2%3. One Mile Ipswich $260,181 0.0% 15.9%4. Leichhardt Ipswich $264,565 2.1% 22.5%5. Rosewood Ipswich $273,359 6.9% 19.2%6. Logan Central Logan $273,541 -3.4% 26.1%7. Woodridge Logan $274,352 -1.3% 28.1%8. Basin Pocket Ipswich $275,769 -4.6% 25.6%9. Ebbw Vale Ipswich $276,599 -6.1% 20.3%10. Kingston Logan $285,032 -2.4% 24.2%11. Goodna Ipswich $285,329 -4.1% 10.8%12. Tivoli Ipswich $292,168 -2.7% 8.6%13. Bundamba Ipswich $292,752 4% 14.4%14. North Booval Ipswich $293,058 4.6% 17.9%15. Caboolture South Moreton Bay $293,517 0.6% 16.2%16. Gailes Ipswich $293,572 0.7% 11.8%17. Churchill Ipswich $295,020 1.1% 7.2%18. East Ipswich Ipswich $297,405 13% 27.1%19. Wulkaraka Ipswich $299,733 6% 2.6%(Source: CoreLogic) Suburb Region Median house Change in median Change in median CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher. Picture: David Clark.Mr Kusher said that even though he expected slightly more sales to occur at lower price points over the next year, he did not expect any material change in the share of sales under $200,000 — in fact they may reduce even further.Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Brisbane still had plenty of affordable suburbs with good quality housing compared to Sydney and Melbourne.“We have so many affordable options in really high growth suburbs,” Ms Mercorella said.“They’re not going to run out tomorrow.“And many are still within a 12km to 15km radius of the city, which is pretty mind-blowing compared with Sydney and Melbourne.” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Ms Mercorella said Brisbane’s affordable havens provided great opportunities for entry level property buyers.“Many people assume a $300,000 house must be a dump, but that’s just not the case in the southeast corner,” she said.“Low price does not mean low quality.”Nick Kruger, principal of Your Haven Realty, said there were still plenty of opportunities for first home buyers to get a foot on the property ladder in Riverview, which has the cheapest median house price in Greater Brisbane. MORE: Labor’s plan to hit Brisbane rents
ONE News 14 Dec 2012A proposed plan to make the morning after pill freely available to children as young as 12 years old has been blasted as “morally bankrupt” and “medically flawed”. Pharmacies are being targeted to provide the emergency contraceptive pill to Taranaki youth aged between 12 and 24 as part of the development of Taranaki’s Taiohi (youth) health strategy. Family First has criticised the Taranaki District Health Board for accepting the emergency contraception scheme when the evidence suggests it will do more harm than good. “Sexually active teens need parental involvement – not emergency contraception – and the Health Board should not be handing out contraception like lollies,” said Family First New Zealand director Bob McCoskrie. “What we should be asking is, why are children as young as 12 sexually active, what messages are teens receiving about sexual involvement, and what role are the parents playing.” Family First say a recently released US study has found access to emergency contraception increases the rates of sexually transmitted diseases, while having no effect on abortion rates.….District health board portfolio manager Jenny James said the teenage birth, termination of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates are higher than many other parts of the country. Ways to combat these alarming statistics as set out in the strategy are providing the morning-after pill for free at pharmacies, reducing the costs of contraception at general practices and encouraging and educating youth about healthy sexuality. James said the results will speak for themselves, predicting a reduction in abortion rates in young people, a lower teen pregnancy rate and fewer cases of sexually transmitted diseaseshttp://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/offering-children-emergency-contraception-morally-bankrupt-5292381WATCH ONE News coverage http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/taranaki-day-after-pill-move-welcomed-video-5293330LISTEN Newstalk ZB with Larry Williams http://content.radionetwork.co.nz/weekondemand/auckland/61715.mp3
Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Guyana president named global rain forest Ambassador by: – June 7, 2011 Tweet Share Bharrat Jagdeo is chosen as first ever Goodwill Ambassador for tropical rain forestsGEORGETOWN, Guyana – President Bharrat Jagdeo has been named by leaders of the Amazonian, Congo and Borneo-Mekong forests as the world’s first Goodwill Ambassador for tropical rain forest, a part-time position which will take effect when he leaves office.He was proposed by President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Dennis Sasso Nguesso, during the Heads of States and Government conference on the three tropical forest basins of the world which was held in that African country, in recognition of his global leadership on forest and climate change issues. During the meeting, which was aimed at sharing solutions to save forests and support the fight against the devastating consequences of climate change, Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) also received high praise and its efforts in the international arena to combat climate change were recognized.Meantime, Guyana and the Congo have inked a five-year agreement to increase cooperation between the two countries in the field of forestry and wood industries.The Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed by Guyana’s Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud and Congolese Minister of Forestry and Sustainable Development Henri Djombo, will see the two countries establishing and developing cooperation to address sustainable forest management and the enhancement and development of processed wood and wood-based construction industries. The bilateral cooperation in the technical, industrial and managerial aspect of the forest industry will significantly enhance the development of the two countries. Other initiatives will include: exchange visits by delegations from the two countries; exchange of information on science and technology relating to forest, tree seedlings, genetic material and other forest resources; participation of group studies and human resource training; collaboration in research and production and joint surveys; trading in timber and other forestry products; and the training of technicians and other experts in forestry-related disciplines.Caribbean 360 News Share 67 Views no discussions Share
Read Also: Messi asks Barcelona to terminate contract Bartomeu has held the position for two terms but he will nominate a ‘continuity’ candidate who is close to the incumbent and comes from a side of the club’s board which is viewed as more conservative. The Catalan entrepreneur started in the role in 2014, following the resignation of Sandro Rosell – who was his close friend and associate who served as his vice-president. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has denied reports that he has resigned from his position, according to Diario Sport. The report cites social media speculation on Tuesday evening that Bartomeu had tendered his resignation from leading the club but he has now issued a denial of these suggestions, although he is not directly quoted by the report. The besieged club supremo is serving his final term of presidency and has confirmed elections for March 2021, but many supporters believe the time is now for him to exit the club and indeed groups of fans have surrounded the Camp Nou on Tuesday and chanted for his resignation. The development comes after news broke that Lionel Messi is leaving Barcelona this summer. It comes as the Association Press report that the Catalan giants contacted them directly on Tuesday to confirm that they have received documentation from the Argentine that he intends to quit the club immediately. It confirms the multiple reports across Spanish and Argentinean media which claimed that Messi is leaving Barcelona and will attempt to activate a clause in his deal which allows him to break his contract.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seen8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made
OA at Shawe Memorial, April 27th.Game 1.OA 207 (14)0 23 14 2Sh 001 01 2 4 3For OA: Adam Huber 0-2, 2 runs, 2 bb, sb; Owen Hudepohl 0-0, bb, run; Andrew Oesterling 2-3, bb, hbp, 2 rbi; Pros Moorman 0-1, 2 runs, sb; Caleb Lehman 0-0, hbp, rbi; Race Carle 3-4, 3 runs, 6 rbi, 2 double, HR; Will Yunger 0-1, bb, rbi; Chris Hautman 0-1, 2 runs, 2 bb, hbp; Matt Sedler 2-3, 2 runs, rbi, hbp; Michael Hoff 0-0, 3 bb, hbp; Hunter Sullivan 0-1, 3 runs; Frank Moorman 0-1, rbi, hbp; Riley Schebler 1-4, run, 2 rbi, sac fly; Patrick Thompson 4-4, 3 runs, 3 rbi, 2 doubles, sb; Jordan Stenger 2-3, 3 runs, rbi, bb.Michael Hoff 3 IP, 1 earned run, 3 hits, 7 k, 2 bb-Win; Frank Moorman 2 IP, 1 earned run, 1 hit, 4 k, 2 bb.Game 2.OA 000 103 1 5 6 1Sh 000 200 0 2 6 1For OA: Andrew Oesterling 0-3, bb, sb; Race Carle 2-4, 2 runs, rbi, triple, HR; Chris Hautman 1-3, run, bb, double; Pros Moorman run, 2 sb; Michael Hoff 0-2, run, rbi, 2 bb; Riley Schebler 2-3, rbi, bb; Will Yunger sb; Patrick Thompson 1-3; Jordan Stenger 0-2, sac fly, rbi.Riley Schebler 7IP, 2 earned runs, 6 hits, 8 k, 3 bb-Win.Varsity record: 9-5Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.
WomenSonja Gaulin — 200 Free (2:23.58), 50 Free (29.54)Maria Lopez — 100 Fly (1:11.70) Oldenburg 102Batesville Lady Bulldogs 94Milan 87 The Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s swimming team traveled to Milan Elementary school to take on the host Indians and visiting Oldenburg Twisters. The competition was tight as the Bulldog men took victory by 7 points over Milan and OA led the way in the women’s competition narrowly defeating the Lady Bulldogs by 8. NOTABLESThe Lady Bulldogs won the 400 Freestyle Relay with the team made up of Liz Loichinger, Paige Oldham, Maria Lopez and Sonja Gaulin.The Bulldogs won the 200 Freestyle Relay with the team comprised of Mason Enneking, Ethan Brewer, Vonley Hund and Grant Story TEAM SCORESBatesville Bulldogs 123Milan 116Oldenburg Academy 48 BULLDOG WINNERSMenSean Callahan — 200 IM (2:20.84), 500 Free (5:42.17)Ethan Brewer — 50 Free (26.42)Benjamin Moster — 100 Fly (1:04.84) UP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Shelbyville for a dual meet against opponents the Bears on Jan. 9, 2020 at Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham will never maximise their potential on or off the field until they have moved to a new stadium. On Saturday afternoon, the two north London sides will go head to head at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners’ 60,000-seater home since 2006 for which the club continue to pay off at around £35million per year against a long-term fixed interest rate bond. Spurs are pushing ahead with proposals to redevelop land around White Hart Lane to accommodate a new 56,250-capacity venue, but following legal challenges in the High Court could be set for a season of ground-sharing rather than being able to move for the 2017-18 campaign as planned. Press Association Midfielder Mathieu Flamini should be back from a dead leg against Tottenham. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker should also be available after being kept on the bench in midweek. Andros Townsend is ready to stake his claim for a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side. The 23-year-old England winger missed the World Cup having undergone ankle surgery at the end of last season and is now facing stiff competition to regain a berth in the starting XI, but he is determined to be involved against Arsenal. Townsend has yet to start a league game under Pochettino but has featured in two Europa League matches and was the star turn as Spurs came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 in the third round of the Capital One Cup in midweek. Having made 11 changes for that tie, Pochettino could give a number of the players who impressed a chance to line-up at the Emirates Stadium, with Tottenham having taken just one point from their last three Premier League outings. Townsend, who has also suffered from a dead leg in recent weeks, hopes he can be one of those who can benefit from playing well in a different competition. “I think I’m improving in every game,” he said. “Of course I’m not where I want to be at the moment but I’m getting games under my belt, I’m getting my fitness slowly better and with every game I’m improving so hopefully a few more games in the Europa League and the cup games and I might be ready to challenge for a Premier League spot. “Of course I want to be involved (against Arsenal), you’d have to ask the manager whether I’m going to be involved. “The manager’s formation is new to me but I’m learning. We’ve had some chats about how he wants me to play and I’m trying to implement that when I go out on the field. It’s going to take time but I know I can fit into this formation.” Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns . Ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli are all likely to be recalled to the Spurs attacking line, with Kyle Walker the only noticeable absentee from the Spurs squad following abdominal surgery. Before then, Tottenham may well be the subject of a takeover, although American investment company Cain Hoy has said it is no longer considering making an offer. Arsenal are only now starting to show the benefits of the switch from Highbury, having been able to keep hold of key men on new deals and also deliver multi-million pound signings like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez while also securing regular Champions League football. Wenger said: “You cannot be in a business where you turn down 15,000 or 20,000 people every week. If your competitors have more financial power than you, at some stage you have to make a decision. “It looks like everybody makes this decision now, because when you look at Liverpool, Everton, (they) want to increase their capacity. West Ham go to a bigger stadium next season so if you stay in a smaller capacity, it is even more difficult.” Wenger added: “We built our stadium at a price that you couldn’t afford it anymore and by subsidising it with our own resources, that is much more difficult today.” Wenger indicated he could deploy Ozil in a central role again on Saturday, the German having made such an impact in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa. A much-changed Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at home by Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Wenger expects a response, adding: “It (beating Spurs) has a psychological impact on the confidence of the team.”
THE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) team left with 13 boxers yesterday to compete in what is expected to be a challenging 2019 Caribbean Boxing Championships, scheduled for Trinidad and Tobago from last night to December 9. Initially, GBA had named a team of 21 boxers and four officials, but a lack of funding forced them to trim the squad, led by renowned coaches Terrence Poole and Sebert Blake.Support came from the National Sports Commission, firstly with $500 000 then on Tuesday with a cheque for an additional $500 000. John Fernandes Group of Companies also played a major role. According to president of GBA, Steve Ninvalle, some $5M was needed to carry the original squad.Leading the charge in Trinidad and Tobago would be arguably Guyana’s best amateur boxer Keevin ‘Lightning’ Allicock, who told the Guyana Chronicle yesterday from the Twin Island Republic that he is all set. “I AM READY TO DO IT BIG”Allicock is one of several Caribbean medal winners in the side. The current bantamweight champion is joined by Caribbean Middleweight champion ‘Dynamic’ Desmond Amsterdam, former Lightweight Champion Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis and former Middleweight silver medallist Dennis Thomas.Guyana’s top teenage female boxers, the Jackman sisters, Abiola and Alesha, are making their first overseas trip. Alesha will battle in the Elite Junior Flyweight (49kg) division and her older sister Abiola in the Welterweight (69kg) division.The other boxers are Mark Crawford (Youth Lightweight), Richard Howard (Youth Bantamweight) Julius Kesney (Bantamweight), Daren France (91kg Heavyweight), Kevin Hunte (Super Heavyweight), Emanuel Pompey (Middleweight 75kg) and Kevin McKenzie (Welterweight).Some 21 nations are set to battle at the championships, including powerhouse Cuba, who have produced several World and Olympic champions.This would be the first time that Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are expected to send boxers to the event and they are expected to make an impact.