KHARTOUM: Four protesters were shot dead at a rally in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Thursday, medics said, as protest leaders and ruling generals started talks to thrash out remaining issues on transitioning to civilian rule. The gunfire occurred as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several cities across Sudan, including the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, to demonstrate against the killing of schoolchildren at a protest earlier this week. “Four protesters have been killed by live ammunition and several wounded at a rally in Omdurman,“ the doctors’ committee linked to Sudan’s protest movement said in a statement. On Monday, four secondary school students were among six killed at a rally in Al-Obeid, the capital of the state of North Kordofan in central Sudan. Thursday’s rallies denounced those killings, which took place when crowds of students demonstrated against growing commodity shortages. A top general from the ruling … [Read more...] about Doctors say four protesters killed at Sudan rally as talks start
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The first time I heard someone gasp my name in public, I thought I was in trouble. "S***", I thought, "Did I forget to flush the toilet (again)?!" I wanted to run like the irresponsible adult that I was, but it was too late. I whipped around to find a teenager looking at me. "Can I take a photo with you?", came the polite request. I'm not going to lie, I turned to check if Nathan Hartono was standing behind me. It hit me then -- this was something influencers faced on a daily basis. For someone who has lived life as a nobody for most of my younger years, I was not ready to deal with the perks and pitfalls that came with being a "micro-influencer". And there's no guide book to follow. My friends find it oh so amusing. "Oh wow! Someone influencer sia," they would snigger each time I get stopped for a photo. Which was not very often but they treat it like a joke anyway. My soul dies a little when I hear that each time. I can see why Voldemort abused Horcruxes. Am I an influencer? No, I … [Read more...] about 6 things I wish I knew before I became a ‘micro-influencer’
MANILA, Philippines — “Dangerous times” are on the horizon, with a possible spillover of the suicide attacks in Sulu late last month, President Duterte warned on Tuesday as he cited the urgent need for stronger military and police forces to confront terrorism. “I see a very dangerous time ahead. And I hope that we will be able to contain whatever there is… Lumalabas nga ‘yung pawis sa kamay ko (My hands get clammy) just thinking about if it would go awry outside of Sulu and Basilan islands,” Duterte said in a speech at an appreciation dinner hosted by the women of the 17th Congress for former House speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at The Manila Hotel. Duterte said he wants the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be fully modernized before the end of his term in 2022. “I’d rather that I leave with a strong military and police equipped to challenge the enemies of the state, especially terrorism,” he said. Terrorism by extremist … [Read more...] about Duterte: I see a very dangerous time ahead
By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
By Yvette d’Entremont Star Halifax Mon., April 29, 2019 HALIFAX—The head of the organization representing the province’s doctors said the closure of a busy walk-in clinic in Lower Sackville due to a lack of physicians is symptomatic of a much larger problem. “This is another unfortunate sign of the incredible crisis in our health care system and the shortage we have of family physicians across Nova Scotia,” Dr. Tim Holland, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, said in an interview Monday. “Walk-in clinics are a critical safety valve. Whenever you’re in an environment where you have a large number of patients without a family doctor, it really is one of the only avenues that you can have to plug into the health care system.” On Friday, the Community Care Walk-In Clinic on Cobequid Rd. posted a sign on its front door. It outlined staff’s “tremendous sadness and frustration” about closing after its … [Read more...] about Doctor says Sackville walk-in clinic closure latest symptom of health-care crisis in Nova Scotia