DepEd: Stop connecting distance learning with suicide
DepEd: Stop connecting distance learning with suicideJanvic Mateo(The Philippine Star) – October 21, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has warned the public against speculating about incidents involving the suicide of teachers and students.“Suicide is a sensitive and complex issue. We would like to appeal to everyone to stop directly connecting such to modules or distance learning,” the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.“We have received police blotters, incident reports, statements of families and initial investigation of the cases, and none of them r...
Sharjah jail turns around the lives of many prisoners, raising hope for families
Sharjah: The Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishment is taking a number of steps to improve the situation of inmates in correctional facilities in the emirate.The department, in cooperation with its partners, has raised millions of dirhams to compensate victims of crimes in an effort to restore the lives of convicts who have served a part of their stipulated prison time and have been pardoned for their crimes.Brigadier Ahmad Abdul Aziz Shuhail, Director-General of the Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishment, gave details to Gulf News on how the Sharjah Government was caring...
Taguig fire leaves 16 families homeless
Taguig fire leaves 16 families homelessGhio Ong(The Philippine Star) – October 16, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — At least 16 families were left homeless when a fire broke out in Taguig City on Wednesday.Arson probers said the fire started on the second floor of the house owned by Jona Cuevas along Road 2 in Barangay North Daang Hari at around 5:30 p.m.The fire reached the second alarm before it was put out at around 7:44 p.m.Three persons suffered injuries during the incident, authorities said.Damage to property was placed at P500,000.
71% of families received cash aid during pandemic – SWS
71% of families received cash aid during pandemic – SWSHelen Flores(The Philippine Star) – October 15, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Seventy-one percent of Filipino families have received cash aid from the government since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the latest mobile phone survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).The number of families who received cash help from the government in September, however, hardly changed from 72 percent in July.SWS said this implied that there has been no increase in the recipients of government’s cash subsidy between July and September....
Sanwo-Olu sets up N200 million fund for SARS victims
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has on Tuesday set up an N200 million fund target at individuals and families of those who have ever fallen victim to the disbanded rogue police unit Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The fund will serve as compensation for the victim’s families.The governor also directed that all the names of the victims be sent to the Lagos State government and assured of justice and adequate compensation.The governor was speaking to protesters who blocked the government office at Alausa, Ikeja. The protesters also brought the governor’s attention to the demand for the increase i...
Finding ways to adapt as the pandemic continues to rage
CHEFS Joseph Viel and Dave Cervantes both grew up with families who cook and so even early on in their careers, they already knew what they wanted to do.Viel worked as the chef for Poblacion, Makati-based Italian restaurant Cucina Rusticana, while Cervantes worked several kitchens abroad.But that was before the coronavirus in March brought life around the world to a grinding halt, with economies coming to a standstill and small businesses in particular struggling to stay afloat. In the food industry, many restaurants were shuttered and thousands of employees were furloughed.With many in the fo...
Trump Blames Veteran Families For Giving Him COVID-19 At The White House
President Donald Trump suggested that veteran families may have given him the coronavirus after attending a service honor event at the White House in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.Democrats have criticized Trump for making these allegations, pointing out that it is disrespectful to blame military families for the administration’s own shortcomings.Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) said, “Whether he intended it or not, the President has blamed an event with families who lost their loved ones in battle for giving him COVID. That is a shocking statement even for this president.”“He must imm...
Sanwo-Olu: we’ll compensate families of SARS victims
Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured #EndSARS protesters there will be no further cases of police brutality in the state.Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while addressing thousands of the protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Monday.The protesters also blocked Berger along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, causing massive gridlock.The youths, who were all chanting “SARS must go’ made five demands on the government which include full police reform and compensation for families of victims of SARS.The Governor identified with them while asking the protesters to be calm and respect the rights of other...
Turkish charity builds 600 homes for families in Syria
A Turkish foundation built 600 new houses for families in the Idlib region in northwestern Syria, the group announced on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency.Ihsan Acik, the Turkey Diyanet Foundation’s (TDV) vice president, said the first phase of the foundation’s Goodness Housing project was now complete.The project had been initiated for families displaced amid the Syrian civil war trying to survive under difficult conditions in tents.In his speech, Acik said the families received the keys to their new dwellings, adding that approximately 5,000 houses would be built for war victim families.Acik po...
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Over 98% of Egyptian families are aware of coronavirus: CAPMAS
Approximately 98.4 percent of Egyptian families are aware of the coronavirus and its impacts, according to a study prepared by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.The study’s aim is to measure the pandemic’s impact on Egyptian families, and their awareness of the measures taken to fight the virus.It showed that the majority of recorded households are knowledgeable about the virus’s symptoms at rates of up to 98.4 percent, slightly more so in urban areas at 98.9 percent while 98.1 percent in the countryside.Most families, at 97.1 percent, reported being aware that high tem...