Linkedin Facebook Google Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? It was almost pitch black; nothing was in sight. Seconds later, however, colors started to become visible as 19-year-old Savina Monica slowly opened her pair of perfectly-functioning eyes.”Ever since I was a kid, I’d tried to imagine how it felt to be blind,” she told The Jakarta Post.What Savina imagined was an everyday reality for millions of Indonesians suffering from blindness.They included 3 percent of the country’s above 50-year-old population, according to Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) data collected between 2014 and 2016 in 15 provinces across the country.Some of these elderly people suffer from curable blindness: about 80 percent caused by cataracts and 4.5 percent by corneal blindness.This means they might be able to see the light of the day if they undergo surgery… Topics : eye-surgery EyesightProblems cornea cornea-donor blind blindless blind-people donation
Chelsea’s Diego Costa will not face retrospective disciplinary action from the Football Association over an incident against Liverpool where he clashed with defender Martin Skrtel. Under FA rules, if the incident has been clearly seen by the referee then retrospective action cannot be taken. It is also understood to be questionable as to whether the incident would have been seen as a red card offence even if Clattenburg had not seen it take place. The decision will come as a relief to Costa who has already served a three-game ban this season after the FA took retrospective action against the 27-year-old following clashes with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista. Press Association The striker appeared to kick out at Skrtel after the pair tangled and both fell on the ground during the match at Stamford Bridge, which Liverpool won 3-1. However referee Mark Clattenburg was right at the scene of the incident and immediately intervened.
Recently ESL changed their position on cheating in competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Those found guilty of cheating as a result of the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system will be permitted to rejoin ESL‘s competitive ecosystem after two years; whereas previously players could be banned for life. It’s safe to say that the decision did not go down lightly with both professionals and the community in general as shown by Karrigan’s tweet below. Apparently its okay to cheat for years at LAN tournaments(only 2 years ban) but 1 matchfixing match is life time ban. Welcome back cheaters— FaZe karrigan (@karriganCSGO) March 23, 2017The rule change was not as drastic as several made out. ESL’s policy for violation of their own anti-cheat technology (ESL Wire) had always been two years and thus they claim they were merely ensuring consistency across the board. In a “clarification” statement released later, they stated “We will consult with players, teams, organisations and sports integrity experts such as ESIC on whether the existing policies are still adequate for professional player in Counter-Strike”. The Esports Integrity Coalition (“ESIC”) released a paper revealing their position on the controversy. The full paper can be read here. The headline of the position paper reads as follows: “Criticism of any one tournament organiser or platform’s position on cheating misses the point, which is, simply that the esports industry is inconsistent and uncoordinated across the board on the issue of cheating”. It then breaks it down into subsections including: Cheating, Match-Fixing, Consistency, Procedure, Reasonable Sanctions and Appeals before adding a conclusion and identifying the next steps. It ends with “ESIC will facilitate the discussion by drafting a consultation questionnaire and reaching out to Valve for input. After that, ESIC will start community and publishers outreach to widen the search and evaluate the results”. Esports Insider: The paper released by ESIC is well worth a read as it seeks to clarify the wider issues. As tends to be the case with esports, there’s little to no consistency across the board and this is something that needs to change – especially with regards to cheating and match-fixing.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has not imposed a statewide stay-at-home order. Miami-Dade County currently leads the state with more than 360 confirmed coronavirus cases.The city of Miami has now ordered all residents to “shelter in place” and remain at home until further notice.A news release from the city said all “non-essential travel” in Miami is prohibited, effective at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Residents are only allowed to travel to grocery stores, pharmacies, work, and to deliver “essential services.” Miami residents are allowed to participate in outdoor activities during the stay-at-home order, but not in places that have already been closed.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is one of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and he has been in self-quarantine.Suarez updated the public on Tuesday via Twitter:
Kinrade has just played one contest during the preseason, a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad logged 13-plus minutes in the contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, signed for the second time in as many seasons with Ottawaa during the summer. He spent the entire 2009-10 season with the Sens’ minor league affiliate in Binghamton.It’s in the American Hockey League where the 6-foot, 195-pound defenceman recorded a professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27 while accumulating 59-minutes in penalties. Kinrade ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating.Kinrade came to the Senators as a free agent after four years at Michigan Tech University. Prior to playing for the NCAA school, the slick skating rearguard played Cowichan Valley Capitals of the B.C. Hockey League.Kinrade started his junior career with the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL.Dundas, population 24,700 and part of the city of Hamilton since 2001, plays host to the NHL exhibition contest. The city also wins $100,000 in prize money from Kraft [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade remains on the training camp roster of the Ottawa Senators but isn’t getting much of a chance to prove his value to the National Hockey League club.Once again the pride of Nelson was left out of the lineup as the NHL club prepares to meet the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday in the annual Kraft Hockeyville game in Dundas, Ont.
Team Blue rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge rival Team White 3-2 at the 2011 B.C. Female Midget AAA All Star Game Sunday at the Event Centre in Langley.The game showcased the awesome talent in the five-team B.C. Hockey League.Trailing 2-0 with time running out in the third period, Payge Pena of the Fraser Valley Phanton cut the margin in half with a goal at the 13-minute mark.Just over two minutes later Madison Sands, also of the Phantom, tied the game with assists to Fraser Valley teammate Chelsea Wilson and Mercedes Wright of the Prince George Cougars.Three members of the Kootenay Wildcats were instrumental in giving Team White the two-goal lead.Nakusp’s Shea Weighill assisted on a goal by Miranda Pendergraft of the Okanagan Rockets giving Team White the 1-0 lead.The Yuris girls of Trail, Makayla — a late addition to the game — and sister Katie of the Wildcats, combined to double the lead to 2-0 for Team White.In the shootout, Team Blue managed to outscore White to take home the title.The three stars of the game were Sands, Thompson-Okanagan’s Maggie Shykula-Ross and Cassidy Hendricks of Vancouver Fusion.Weighill won the break away title during the skills competition.Also attending the game from the Wildcats were Holly Nikirk of Invermere, Erin McLean of Trail, Christine Bonacci of Trail, Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher of Rossland and goalie Morgan Flynn of Castlegar. The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together to challenge other elite Female Midget teams.The Wildcats, fourth in the five-team league, returns to action January 7-8 when the Prince George Cougars travel to the Heritage City for a pair of [email protected]
The loss of Immaculata had Moreira scrambling to reschedule the tournament, going with a seven-team round-robin draw.In the playoff round Mount Sentinel defeated Prince Charles of Creston while the Storm got past Fernie Falcons.”We are very strong serving team,” Moreira explained.”When we are serving tough we are hard to beat. Our serving this weekend was a somewhat inconsistent, although for the most part we were long which can be attributed to having limited room beyond the end lines.”Elkford, L.V. Rogers of Nelson and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail rounded out the tourney standings.Mount Sentinel steps up the competitve level the next two weekends as the third-ranked single-A squad faces stiff challenge first at the UBC-O, 48 team event beginning Friday in Kelowna.The following weekend the Cats travel back to the Okanagan to play in the 52-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna. The Mount Sentinel Wildcat got some bad news Friday when Immaculata of Kelowna called to say their bus broke down and would not be able to attend the Kootenay Volleyball Classic.The Cats were coming off a three-match loss to the second-ranked B.C. High School A Girl’s team and were looking for some payback on home court.Instead, Mount Sentinel took out their aggression on the rest of the teams at the Classic, going through undefeated en route to capturing the Kootenay High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament Saturday at the South Slocan-based gymnasium.”For the most part our team play continues to get better, yet we still need to improve in an number of offensive areas,” said Moreira after the Cats defeated Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 2-0 (25-14, 25-16) in the tourney final.
The youngest and highly controversial son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf, who entered the 2014 Senatorial race for the coveted Montserrado seat, has been defeated by what appears to be a wide margin based on provisional results released via radio broadcasts so far.Robert was defeated in the poll by his archrival, soccer legend George Weah. Though the official pronouncement has not been declared by the National Elections Commission (NEC), yet provisional results counted, processed and posted at the Commission’s offices in the capital, Monrovia, indicate that Weah has accumulated over 50 percent of the votes cast.Another contender in the race, Benjamin Sanvee, openly congratulated Weah through a comment posted on his Facebook page. According to Sanvee, an official congratulatory statement will be released shortly.There has not been any statement from Sirleaf.The President’s Unity Party recently declared Mr. Sirleaf “an enemy of the state”, urging voters not to elect him.Liberians participated in a senatorial election on Saturday, in the face of the country’s continued struggle to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.The poll was carried out with enforcement of preventive measures as issued by the health authority. People were asked to wash their hands before entering polling centers, while voters were restricted to a three feet distance from each other within the queues.For fear of the risks that electoral activities posed to the fight against Ebola, voter turnout was very low in most parts of the country, including Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hundreds of Muslims prostrate in prayer in the early hours of Sunday marking the end of Ramadan.By Alvin WorziMuslims in Liberia yesterday joined others around the world to celebrate the end of this year’s Ramadan with prayers, feasting and exchange of gifts among family members and friends.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. During the month long fast, Muslims are required to show kindness to others, including non-Muslims and other living creatures. They abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs (including sex and smoking). Ramadan began on May 25 and ended at dusk, Saturday.“We aim to do our best and celebrate all the good deeds that we tried to achieve during Ramadan,” Mohammed A. Kamara, one of the imams said.Mr. Kamara said he was delighted that Muslims of Liberia completed this year’s Ramadan with prayers for peace and prosperity for the nation and its people.He said: “I want to thank all our Muslim brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers for going through this process and praying for Liberia and the people.”He said this is one of the most important days in Islam, when they greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak,’ which means “blessed Eid.”He said Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed received a series of revelations from God which combined to form the Koran. They believe the Koran was revealed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, and many Muslims will try to recite as much of the Koran as they can during Ramadan.Mr. Kamara added that in one’s journey, family values play an integral role as the bedrock of every venerated and spiritual leader “and we say Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslims and may Allah accept our prayers and grant us al-Jannah.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification curt hopkins Tags:#Op-Ed#privacy#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Defunct gay teen magazine and website XY.com may be forced by the bankruptcy courts to sell off its user list and all the private information associated with it. XY went under in 2007 and its founder, Peter Ian Cummings, filed for bankruptcy this year. One of the few resources he had for the court to work with was the XY user list. The selling off of private information, gathered under the supposition of privacy, is bad enough. Even worse if you’re forced into it. And positively untenable when the information is connected to kids who are dealing with a dawning sexual reality that in some instances is even more fraught than what straight kids go through. CNET‘s report on the case was chilling. Shoshana Schiff, the attorney for the bankruptcy trustee, made a statement with some ugly implications. “Any property listed on the debtor’s bankruptcy petition is property of the bankruptcy estate and my client intends to administer those assets for the benefit of creditors.” The creditors involved are Mr. Cummings’ private creditors, not the magazine’s. But more importantly, if the only thing of any import here are the “benefits of creditors” that means the highest bidder gets the names and information. What if the highest bidder is a creep? (I know what you’re thinking: “A creep involved with the Internet?” But it happens!) Another thing to keep in mind is the possible reaction of U.S. legislators to this action. Senators and Representatives may be slow to act but they have juice when they finally elect to do so. Three recent examples we’ve covered since May are an Online Privacy Bill, the House Committee on the Judiciary’s grilling of Facebook and 30 State Attorneys General meeting to decide whether to investigate Google.The privacy bill’s review draft includes this statement. “A covered entity may not sell, share, or otherwise disclose covered information to an unaffiliated party without first obtaining the express affirmative consent of the individual to whom the covered information relates.”If the highest bidder winds up with a huge list of vulnerable gay teens, it would hardly be surprising to see U.S. lawmakers respond. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit