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NARDA Urges Communities to Take Ownership of Their Health

first_imgA non-governmental organization, New African Research and Development Agency (NARDA) has ended a two-day community engagement and multi-stakeholders dialogue in Gbarnga, Bong County.The dialogue brought together leaders from six Liberian counties and several Guinean and Sierra Leoneans, who were urged to take ownership of their health programs. The dialogue attended by 171 participants from selected communities and civil society groups reached a decision to develop what is referred to as a “Book of Proceedings.” The “Book of Proceedings” recognizes the importance of communities collaboratively working with health practitioners and others to prevent poor health conditions and epidemics.It also encourages communities to jointly own health centers and assist in erecting structures to meet their health needs.Furthermore, it proposes the inclusion of traditional healers to give support to the country’s health system.During the dialogue, community representatives from the six counties shared their experiences on the health crisis they encountered during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. They suggested ways in which they can collaborate to protect themselves from any future outbreak of diseases.The dialogue held under the theme, “Open Space Conference” also gave participants the opportunity to share with one another health challenges in their respective communities and what can be done in conjunction with health workers to control outbreak and spread of diseases.NARDA believes that with community engagement through the Open Space, community members will better understand one another and will learn what each group does to overcome health crises in their respective areas.Participants, according to a release issued by NARDA, recalled that because of the misunderstandings associated with the spread of Ebola, people were afraid to attend to relatives and neighbors who came down with other ailments.They said most of the deaths that occurred did not involve Ebola, but was a result of victims being abandoned for fear that they had Ebola.Some also recounted that clinicians could not initially attend to patients for lack of protective gear that would prevent them from contracting the Ebola virus.They recalled that many people were in denial about the prevalence of Ebola in the region and held on to their traditions such as washing corpses, which caused the spread of the deadly virus.Besides the Ebola crisis, the discussions also highlighted community cleanliness and control of wastes, which facilitators underscored make environments safe from the outbreak of diseases.Water pollution and drinking from stream and creeks are also responsible for disease outbreaks, facilitators warned participants.The NARDA organized dialogue is coming at a time when reports of disease outbreaks are emerging including a new Ebola outbreak in Guinea and measles in Liberia.Participants in the dialogue came from Grand Cape Mount, Maryland, Margibi, Sinoe, Lofa and Bong counties. Among the participants were Ebola survivors who have over time complained about stigma from community dwellers. The dialogue was sponsored by the Health Sector Information Group (SIG), the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAM) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).The objective was to deepen and broaden the space for community engagement through dialogue to enhance delivery of health services in communities with integrity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New oil contract template will have better terms – Energy Dept claims

first_img– to close tax loopholes, feature ring fencing provisionsBy Jarryl BryanIn the wake of public criticism over the contractual terms it negotiated with the oil contracts based on a model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), Government said it has taken steps towards rectifying this issue.At a press conference on Monday at the Ministry of the Presidency, Head of the Department of Energy Dr Mark Bynoe revealed that a new PSA template has been developed. Even though ExxonMobil’s contract insulates it from changes in Guyana’s laws and policies, this template will be used for future contracts.“The new template will definitely have more favourable terms for Guyana,” Bynoe said. “When that (old) PSA started, the risks of investing in Guyana were significantly higher… the greater the risk, the greater the returns.”“Going forward, because we have a lot more knowledge now, we’ve been able toFrom left; Department of Energy Advisor Matthew Wilks and Head of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoehave conditions that are a lot more favourable. So from that perspective, there will be improvements.Meanwhile, Department of Energy Advisor, Matthew Wilks gave some details about what was changed about the templates. He explained that ring-fencing is catered for in the improvements.“We’re looking at improving the overall Government take, in terms of the amount the Government will get, by instituting elements like ring-fencing. We’ll also look at making it more of a progressive regime, so as the oil price increases the Government gets more of the share.”“There are a number of techniques for doing that in PSA’s. We’ll also be looking at closing off potential taxation and value-loss loopholes. There are many in all PSA’s around the world. What you try to do is mitigate avenues by which companies can reduce their taxes. And there will be a tightening up to ensure Government has more of a say.”However, Wilks cautioned against too much tweaking of the model to the point where the terms repel rather than attract investors. The advisor stressed that the right balance has to be found, otherwise investors will take their money elsewhere.In terms of royalties, which in Guyana’s case is two per cent, Wilks noted that this should be subject to a competitive process.“In constructing these PSA’s, we’re trying to evaluate what’s best for that critical point where the Government gets what it wants and the investor will still invest. That’s what we’re working on throughout the year.”“Royalty is often a biddable term. In many countries where there is a PSA, that is sort of a square box to be filled in by companies. And they compete. So rather than stipulating royalty levels, you let them compete against each other to offer royalty levels.”The PSAThe current PSA between the coalition Government, ExxonMobil and its partners in the Stabroek block was finalised on October 7, 2016. ExxonMobil and its partners were able to secure a number of exemptions.Article 15.4 of the renegotiated contract also provides for the Government itself to pay the company’s income tax. To facilitate this, the oil company has to submit tax returns to the Government.Article 32 stipulates that Government cannot modify the contract or increase any fiscal obligation the company has. This, therefore, puts a cap on the taxes, royalties, duties, fees or charges outlined in the contract.Government also has to compensate the operator if a change to existing laws causes loss of revenue for the company.last_img read more

Mancuso is tied for lead in World Cup standings

first_imgJulia Mancuso has moved atop the World Cup overall standings for the first time this season as she bids to become the first American woman to win the title in nearly a quarter-century. But she’s not alone. Renate Goetschl of Austria won her record 17th World Cup super-giant slalom , by more than a second Sunday to join Mancuso at the top of the overall standings. Goetschl, who already had clinched the season’s super-G title, skied the 1.2-mile Prampero course in 1 minute, 18.66 seconds. Nicole Hosp of Austria was second, 1.01 behind, and Mancuso was third, 1.22 back. in Tarvisio, Italy Matt wins second straight: World champion Mario Matt won his second straight World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and Benjamin Raich finished second to reclaim the lead in the overall standings. Bode Miller was 23rd in 1:43.89. Also: Raphael Poiree shot clean and won the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit race for his third straight World Cup biathlon victoryin Lahti, Finland. … Odd-Bjorn Hjelmeset won the men’s 50-kilometer cross-country race on the final day of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan. … Oskar Svard won the 56-mile Vasaloppet cross-country marathon by two seconds in Mora, Sweden. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Trouble at home for mom

first_imgAs a single mom living paycheck to paycheck, Zenaida Hernandez prided herself on handing over the rent check on time every month for the past 12 years. So she became nervous a few months ago when she couldn’t locate her landlord at the first of the month. After receiving an overdue notice, she put a check in the mail. But she said the envelope was returned, unopened, a few days later. Shortly after that, Hernandez got a court summons evicting her for not paying rent. “I’ve never had the intention of not paying the rent,” said Hernandez, who pays $588 a month for her one-bedroom apartment near the North Hollywood Metro station, where similar units rent for $1,200. Hernandez’s complex is one of about 100 buildings that tenant-rights groups believe are at risk of condo conversion, demolition, unscrupulous evictions and slum conditions. Several housing and tenants groups plan to march today to City Hall, where they will ask Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council to assign inspectors and housing staffers to resolve problems at the buildings. Advocates say tenants have been evicted from more than 12,000 rent-controlled units in the past five years. And although the City Council voted earlier this month to double relocation fees paid to evicted tenants, the money doesn’t go far in a market where rent averages nearly $1,600 per month. “I’m terrified that I’m going to get a notice that my building is being converted to condos,” said Donna Rodriguez, who pays $900 a month for a one-bedroom apartment she shares with her daughter in Atwater Village. “More and more of my neighbors have bunk beds and the parents sleeping in the living room. It’s getting crazy.” Rodriguez is working with ACORN, Coalition LA and a number of affordable housing and tenant-rights groups that want the city to adopt a comprehensive housing policy that would require affordable housing in new developments and provide money for projects in the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. “The timing is perfect for this march to push them into developing a comprehensive housing strategy,” said Robert Dhondrup, communications director for the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing. The march also comes as landlords and apartment owners have pushed for a review of the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance, which they say is too restrictive and hurts owners of older buildings. As for Hernandez, her eviction case will be heard in court Monday and she’s being aided by an eviction-defense group. An attorney representing her landlord said Hernandez’s eviction appeal did not mention any attempts to pay rent. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A’s add former Twins outfielder on one-year deal

first_imgThe switch-hitting Grossman batted .271 with five home runs and 48 RBIs in 129 games with the Minnesota Twins last season. He split time between both corner outfield spots, playing 52 games in right and 34 in left.What likely piqued … MESA, Ariz. — It was already looking like there might not be enough spots available for the many outfielders when the A’s opened up camp, and now another will be added to the mix.The A’s have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Grossman.last_img read more

SA’s skills initiative ‘on track’

first_img13 November 2007South Africa’s partnership with the private sector has seen thousands of unemployed graduates undergoing training programmes at various multi-national corporations both locally and abroad, says Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.Addressing the media following the three-day meeting between the International Investment Council (IIC) and President Thabo Mbeki as well as several government ministers at Fancourt in George on Sunday, Mlambo-Ngcuka said the government’s Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) programme had broken new ground for lot of people.The IIC advises Mbeki on economic policy and consists of the leaders of some of the world’s largest businesses. Jipsa forms part of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA), which seeks to halve unemployment and poverty in the country by 2014.Training programmes abroadAs part of Jipsa, a number of South African students are currently in training programmes abroad to acquire skills in information communication technology (ICT), telecommunications, engineering, finance, science and technology and other various disciplines.“We have lots of people placed in various companies in South Africa and abroad,” she said. “In Paris, lots of local women have opened a new world for themselves in the field of engineering.”Mlambo-Ngcuka added that the government’s training agreements with local companies like Woolworths, Shoprite and Standard Bank had also seen a considerable number of unskilled and unemployed graduated undergoing skills development programmes.A Jipsa video given to members of the media shows that a number of multi-national and local companies have absorbed South African unemployed graduates and offered them with training programmes relevant to their chosen carees.“Jipsa has identified work-ready but unskilled students who had not been exposed to the cutting edge developments in the industries,” Mlambo-Ngcuka says in the video.Economic performanceThe Presidency said IIC members had expressed their satisfaction with the performance of the South African economy, as well as continued improvement in the country’s regulatory environment and infrastructure development.“They noted that the skills challenge is a worldwide phenomenon, especially [technical skills such as engineering]. This required concerted long-term remedial policy measures to attain a sustainable growth trajectory,” the Presidency said in a statement. “It is in this context that council members reiterated their support for Asgi-SA and Jipsa.”The IIC also noted the impact of the international sub-prime financial crisis on the South African financial sector and economy, the impact of strong economic growth in Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Latin America, and the constant pressure in infrastructure, capital goods and intermediate goods.In this regard, government officials were told of the importance of marketing lead economic sectors to attract investment, and to ensure that South African embassies and High Commissions around the world were integral in conducting economic diplomacy.“This is an urgent task since investors throughout the world are in constant search for investment opportunities.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Top award for local invasion biologist

first_imgInvasion biologist Prof Dave Richardson.(Image: Engela Duvenhage)MEDIA CONTACTS • Engela DuvenhageMedia: Faculty of ScienceStellenbosch University+27 82 874 1291RELATED ARTICLES• SA prof best in invasion biology• Ground-breaking find by SA researcher• SA academic elected to top council • Nedbank invests in water project• Using exotic woods to tackle poverty Wilma den HartighInvasion biologist Prof Dave Richardson of Stellenbosch University (SU) is the 2012 recipient of the John FW Herschel Medal, a top award of the Royal Society of South Africa.The prestigious award honours Richardson’s multidisciplinary contribution to science in South Africa through his internationally recognised work on the ecology and management of invasive species.The award is named after Sir John Frederick William Herschel, who lived from 1791-1871. He was a remarkable scientist, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer. He was also exceptionally gifted in a number of other disciplines.The Royal Society of South Africa is a renowned scientific organisation that promotes the advancement of all branches of science.Richardson says the award is a great honour: “It is very gratifying to receive a nod from one’s colleagues and peers and to know that one’s work is appreciated. I am most flattered to join the illustrious list of recipients of the John FW Herschel Medal.”According to Richardson, South Africa is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of research outputs in invasion ecology.Although the number of researchers in this field locally is small in comparison with other countries, South Africa’s research is highly regarded and has been influential in shaping the rapidly-growing field of invasion ecology.Richardson is the deputy director of science strategy at the National Research Foundation and Department of Science and Technology’s (NRF-DST) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, which operates from SU.Advancing science in SARichardson is “passionately committed” to ensuring that science plays a prominent role in South African society.He says awards such as the John FW Herschel Medal are important for South Africa as they create awareness of opportunities for scientists and the role of science in solving problems.“Building a culture and society that can trust science is hugely important,” he says.He also hopes that the award will motivate scientists to apply themselves in addressing problems utilising a variety of disciplines.Finding solutionsRichardson explains that the ecology and management of invasive species is an essential area of study for South Africa as the country has experienced severe problems with invasive species.“South Africa has been called the ‘tree invasion capital of the world’,” he says.There are several reasons for this, according to Richardson. South Africa, despite its rich biodiversity, has a very small area of natural forests and is very poor in native tree species that are suitable for forestry.Early settlers recognised this and introduced hundreds of species of trees from many parts of the world, such as Australia, Europe and North America. Numerous tree species were widely planted around South Africa, and many of these have become invasive.“Understanding such invasions and deciding how to manage them is crucial for ensuring sustainable ecosystem management in the country,” he says.Research findings on the ecology and management of invasions can also be shared with other regions of the world.A love for invasion biologyRichardson studies the dynamics of plant invasions and is an international authority on trees as invasive species.Much of his work has an important practical application as it provides guidelines to improve the management of invasive species. He is also interested in contributing to a theoretical framework and general models for understanding invasions.Although plants are his primary focus, he has helped to develop risk-assessment protocols for introduced reptiles and amphibians.Richardson studied forestry at SU, majoring in forestry science and nature conservation. He wanted to follow a career in commercial forestry, using pine and eucalyptus trees to produce timber.In his final year he applied for a position at the now defunct Jonkershoek Forestry Centre, just outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.His job was to study the spread and impact of invasive plants, mainly in the mountain catchments under the control of the Department of Forestry.“Through this work I became fascinated in the general phenomenon of biological invasions,” he says.His career has focused on trying to understand the processes that lead to invasions; why some species are more successful as invasive species than others when introduced to new areas by humans; why some areas, habitats and ecosystems appear vulnerable to invasion by introduced species; and finding solutions to reduce the incidence of problematic invasive species.He has recently published, lectured and consulted widely on issues such as invasive species in commercial forestry and agroforestry; the risks associated with using introduced plants in the production of biofuels, and managed relocation.Other awardsRichardson is the recipient of the international Hans Sigrist Prize (2006), a National Science and Technology Forum award (2008), and a Rector’s Award for Excellence in Research from SU (2007).He received an A1 rating from the National Research Foundation in 2007, which recognises his international stature as a scientist.He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa in 2008 and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa in 2009.He is the editor of the widely acclaimed book “Fifty years of Invasion Ecology”, published by Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford; 2011.last_img read more

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn’s labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made.In a status report made public on Tuesday, the FLA reported that all of the 195 remedial actions that Foxconn had agreed to complete to come into compliance had been accomplished. More significantly, 89 action items were completed ahead of their deadlines, with another 76 due to be completed by the end of July 2013.Not Really Made by AppleAlthough products like the iPod and iPad bear Apple’s logo, their assembly and production are carried out by a network of factories across Asia and Taiwan. There, wages are a fraction of that of the United States, and working conditions aren’t as strictly regulated. But the cost savings are also passed along, resulting in higher profits for the manufacturer and lower price tags for consumers.For several years, Apple has performed health and safety audits of those factories, provided reports of whether or not those suppliers conform to local labor laws – a practice that other companies do not emulate, at least publicly. Apple itself found that in many cases, suppliers failed to comply with Apple’s own code of conduct: just 38% of its suppliers met Apple’s mandated limits of 60 hours worked per week, for example.In January, a firestorm of controversy erupted when The New York Times began publishing a series of investigative stories on working conditions within Foxconn, the largest supplier to Apple and many other top companies. Following that criticism about the working conditions at Foxconn, including conditions that led to an explosion at one facility, Apple agreed to allow the FLA to conduct a thorough investigation of those suppliers, beginning with three factories at Guanlan, Longhua, and Chengdou in China.4 Areas for ImprovementThe FLA identified four main categories of remedial actions that Foxconn needed to undertake:Reducing working hoursImproving health and safetyImproving employee relationsSupplying overtime pay and necessary worker insurance.In its report, the FLA said that Foxconn is moving ahead:“Our verification shows that the necessary changes, including immediate health and safety measures, have been made. We are satisfied that Apple has done its due diligence thus far to hold Foxconn accountable for complying with the action plan, including the commitment to reform its internship program,” said Auret van Heerden, president and chief executive of the Fair Labor Association, in a statement. “When we finished our initial investigation in March, Foxconn promised to address concerns with its internship program by ensuring that student interns do not work overtime, their work has a more direct connection to their field of study, and they understand that they are free to terminate the internship if and when they wish.”FLA representatives did not return calls for comment.Documents posted to the FLA website indicate that Foxconn addressed many of the required changes via new policies issued in May or June.Doubts RemainBut Scott Nova, executive director of the Workers Rights Consortium, which monitors worker conditions in factories overseas, said that it is unlikely that Foxconn could have solved its institutional problems in so short a time.“The FLA’s position, as we understand it, is that it’s fine for Foxconn to continue violating overtime labor laws if they promise to clean it up by some time next year,” Nova told ReadWriteWeb. “And we don’t think that’s reasonable. Apple and Foxconn should obey the law, now.”Nova also said that the reforms proposed by the FLA omit “the long track record of harsh, psychologically abusive management practices at the factories. There are no meaningful recommendations in that regard, and very likely no progress.” Nova also said he also doubted that allowing the workers the freedom to associate, form worker groups or unions and collectively bargain would occur in any meaningful sense.“It’s hard not to be skeptical of a report that says that Foxconn has hit every single one of its commitments and done so ahead of schedule,” Nova said. “That is a radical departure of a decade-long track record at Foxconn.”Looking Beyond FoxconnJust as important, these issue stretch far beyond Foxconn. In a report issued in late July, China Labor Watch claimed that labor violations are not only still rampant at Foxconn, but also at other companies in Apple’s supply chain. That report specifically called out Ri Teng, a subsidiary of Pegatron, where an explosion injured several employees in December 2011.On average, Ri Teng workers are on the job nearly 12 hours a day, compared to 10 hours a day at the Foxconn factory, the report found. The Ri Teng workers get only about one day of rest each month. There, the average hourly wage is 8.2 RMB or $1.30, China Labor Watch said, versus the average Foxconn hourly wage of 10.2 RMB or $1.62.So while progress may be occuring, it’s unlikely that the controversy will go away anytime soon.Generic factory image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Apple#China#enterprise center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair markhachman 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Mehbooba refutes Amit Shah’s allegations

first_img Hardening her stand on the Kathua rape and murder case, Ms. Mufti, whose government fell on June 19 after the BJP decided to pull out, said, “Not handing over the Rasana rape and murder case to CBI, getting the pro-rapist ministers removed and also issuing orders not to harass the Gujjar and Bakarwal community in the guise of anti encroachment drives were my duties as CM to provide a sense of security to both communities.”In a bid corner the BJP, she said the status quo on Article 370, dialogue with Pakistan and Hurriyat were a part of Agenda of Alliance. “Encouraging dialogue, withdrawing cases against stonepelters and the unilateral ceasefire were much needed measures to restore confidence on the ground. This was recognized and endorsed by BJP,” she said. Referring to Mr. Shah’s speech made in Jammu, PDP leader Abdul rehman Veeri said the BJP president “was careless while presenting the actual facts to the people during his speech”. Mehbooba calls it quits as BJP pulls the plug Was Mehbooba privy to BJP move? PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday took to the social media, Twitter, to issue a point-by-point retort to the former ally and BJP president Amit Shah’s allegations on her “misrule” of J&K.“Many false charges levelled against us by our former allies. Our commitment to the Agenda of Alliance, co-authored by Ram Madhav and endorsed by senior leaders like (Union Home minister) Rajnath (Singh) ji never wavered. It is sad to see them disown their own initiative and label it a soft approach,” said Ms. Mufti, who released six-part tweets.The tweets came just a day after Mr. Shah blew the poll bugle in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday from Jammu and accused Ms. Mufti of being soft on separatists and discriminatory to the Jammu and Ladakh regions. Also Read  “The allegations of discrimination against Jammu and Ladakh have no basis in reality. Yes, the Valley has been in turmoil for a long time and the floods of 2014 were a setback, therefore needed focused attention.“Results on the ground are for all to see. If anything they should review the performance of their own ministers, who largely represented the Jammu region if there were any such concerns, none among them either at state or central level talked about it during the last 3 years,” she added. The former chief minister also took potshots at the BJP over journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was assassinated in Srinagar on June 14.“After expressing concern about freedom of expression in J&K following Shujaat’s murder, their MLA, notorious and even punished for his role in the aftermath of the unfortunate Kathua case still threatens journalists belonging to the Valley, so what are they going to do about him?” asked Ms. Mufti.Also Readlast_img read more

Zark’s-Lyceum destroys AMA; new-look JRU roasts Mila’s Lechon

first_imgGorayeb lauds Lady Stags’ ‘fearless’ character as Final 4 shot becomes clearer LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Jose Rizal University, meanwhile, unveiled its new look roster with a rousing 96-67 win over Mila’s Lechon in the other game.Veterans Jeckster Apinan, Ervin Grospe, and Paolo Pontejos steadied the ship for the Heavy Bombers as they all helped give Gio Lasquety his first win as a head coach.“It feels good. It feels better that I was the one guiding them on the floor. I’m thankful that the players responded and we were able to execute our defense,” said the 24-year-old mentor, who is the youngest mentor in D-League history.Apinan unleashed 16 of his 20 points in the second half pull-away, to go with 14 rebounds. Grospe scattered 16 markers while Pontejos got 14 points, six boards, and four assists to lead the charge for JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Michael Canete of AMA fails to bulldoze his way past Mike Nzeusseu of Zark’s-Lyceum.—AUGUST DELA CRUZShowing no signs of slowing down, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylaid AMA Online Education, 109-85, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu led the balanced attack for the Jawbreakers as he collected 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks, plus one rim-rattling dunk over Andre Paras with 2:44 remaining to make it 102-80.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next CJ Perez added 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes.Gaining back-to-back wins after losing their conference-opener, Jawbreakers coach Topex Robinson praised his wards for sustaining their frenetic pace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy. We want to change the way the D-League will be played,” he said. “They have to keep up with us rather than us keeping up with the rest of D-League.”The win also allowed Robinson to go 2-1 for the conference as he easily eclipsed Zark’s paltry 1-9 showing in the 2017 Foundation Cup. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more