Classroom crash kills 2 kids

SYDNEY -- Two young children were killed and three seriously injured Tuesday when a car ploughed into their classroom at a Sydney school, with witnesses and emergency services describing “pandemonium” at the scene. The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road Public School when the car smashed into a wooden classroom….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalNov 7th, 2017

Could sitting at the front of the class help kids learn?

New European research has found for the first time that sitting closer to the teacher could boost children's learning. Carried out by researchers at the University of Tbingen, Germany, the new study looked at 81 secondary school students aged between 10 and 13. Using virtual reality, the researchers created a virtual classroom for the children and randomly assigned them a seat either near to the teacher or at the back of the classroom. During the virtual class, in which the teacher explained how to solve a math problem, virtual classmates disturbed the lesson every now and again, for example by whispering to one another. The findings, published in the journal Learning and...Keep on reading: Could sitting at the front of the class help kids learn?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Impaired driver kills Fil-Am student in New Jersey crash

A Filipino-American college student died from injuries sustained from a head-on collision Sunday Dec. 3 in Ewing, New Jersey, when an impaired driver crossed a center double-yellow line and slammed into the car the victim was driving. Seven others were injured in the collision. Michael Sot, a 20-year-old sophomore at the College of New Jersey,… link: Impaired driver kills Fil-Am student in New Jersey crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Impaired driver kills Fil-Am student in New Jersey crash

A Filipino-American college student died from injuries sustained from a head-on collision Sunday Dec. 3 in Ewing, New Jersey, when an impaired driver crossed a center double-yellow line and slammed into the car the victim was driving. Seven others were injured in the collision. Michael Sot, a 20-year-old sophomore at the College of New Jersey, died of injuries two-and-a-half days after David Lamar V, 22, crossed a center line and slammed into the car Sot was driving as a designated driver. Lamar was arrested after investigators found that he was driving while impaired. Hewas charged with seven counts of assault by auto second degreeafter the accident. One count of vehicular hom...Keep on reading: Impaired driver kills Fil-Am student in New Jersey crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Young Pinoy booters cherish FC Barcelona experience

Ten lucky kid footballers took part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience of training in Barcelona, Spain under the tutelage of esteemed FC Barcelona Youth Academy coaches. The kids returned to Manila recently after their global training camp that ran from November 4 to 12 and happily shared their memorable experiences, meeting other young athletes from around the world and ultimately watching their football heroes play live. “We’ve made a lot of friends there and learned a lot of things from our coaches. It was a memorable experience for us,” said Jelena Loren Soon of Singapore School Cebu and a member of the USPC Panthers and Cebu Elite Girls Team, who was the only girl in the batch that flew to Spain through the joint initiative of FC Barcelona and Milo. Soon was joined by Lien Dale Manuel, Alexander David Villarosa, Breindel Medina, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Tristan Ybanez, Juan Pablo Unlay, Dylan Wong, Carlo Bongocan and Daniel Cagaanan  in the press conference held for the kids on Wednesday.   The Pinoy booters were carefully chosen by an expert panel from Milo, Cebu Football Association and FCB Academy in Cebu from almost 240 participants in Cebu last September.   The junior booters were immersed in a series of training sessions both on the pitch of Ciutat Esportivo, the home of La Maisa, FCB’s youth academy, and in the classroom at Camp Nou. The Filipinos joined other young delegates from Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. There, coaches instilled to the young booters the Barca methodology of creative passing and attacking while underscoring the importance of positive values. The Filipinos also played a friendly match against young players of Fundacion Marcet Football Academy. The game was played in four quarters with the Pinoy representatives winning the final frame, 4-0.      But the ultimate experience for these young athletes was their exclusive training with former Brazil and Barca player and legend, Juliano Belleti, capped by watching Lionel Messi and Barca play live against Betis in their La Liga duel.       As an added treat, the kids were given a chance to visit the FC Barcelona locker room – a unique and unforgettable experience. “Milo hopes that these young delegates will continue to work hard and aspire to be the best version of themselves,” said Milo Philippines Consumer Marketing Manager. “We also hope that these kids can share their experience and learnings to help uplift Philippine football and build ambition for others to reach their dreams.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Head on crash between 2 buses kills at least 47 in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe --- A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people near Rusape, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Harare, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving.   Two long distance buses going opposite directions collided on Wednesday evening, said police spokesman Paul Nyathi. He said the death toll could rise because there are others with serious injuries.   The state-run Herald newspaper reported that the number of dead bodies have overwhelmed the small town's morgue, which can only accommodate up to 16 bodies.   Bus accidents are frequent in this southern African country, where speeding often...Keep on reading: Head on crash between 2 buses kills at least 47 in Zimbabwe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Father kills his 2 kids, commits suicide in South Cotabato

A farmer restive over the absence of his wife in Manila leaving next week for work in Saudi Arabia killed his two children before committing suicide Tuesday night in Tantangan town......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Mentor separated for 8 years from wife, kids kills self

CABUYAO City, Laguna -- A school teacher, who had been separated for eight years from his wife and children, reportedly shot himself to death on Monday. Police said the victim, identified as Ronaldo Halili, 52, of 190 Purok 2, Bgy. Marinig, this city, was discovered by his brother Ricardo when….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Cebu fire kills 2 kids, leaves 80 families homeless

CEBU CITY --- Two children were killed in a more than two-hour fire that razed a residential area in the village of Ermita here on Monday morning. The charred bodies of Jovielyn Digman, 9, and her brother, John Mark, 2, were pulled out from the debris of their two-story house in Sitio Kawit at past 9 a.m., an hour after the blaze was put out. Chief Insp. Noel Nelson Ababon, Cebu City fire marshall, said the victims were on the second floor of their house when the family's gas stove on the ground floor exploded. Their parents, Ida Alolod and Joel Digman, managed to escape the fire but suffered second degree burns. 'Pungko-pungko' "The mother was cooking when the gas stove ...Keep on reading: Cebu fire kills 2 kids, leaves 80 families homeless.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Kim’s ‘bitter sorrow’ as NKorea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge. Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans perished in the accident south of the capital Pyongyang Sunday night, Chinese officials and state media said. Two other [...] The post Kim’s ‘bitter sorrow’ as NKorea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Champ Camp and Barangay Liga Launched

MILO Philippines' champion building takes another step forward. Actually, two steps. Targetting grassroots development, MILO Philippines will launch a couple of projects over the next two years. The MILO Champ Camp will be in partnership with the Department of Education, focusing on the development of elementary school students through the help of skilled youth coaches. Sports like basketball, volleyball, and football will be the focus however, sports nutrition and health will also be tackled. It's MILO, of course. The Champ Camp is set to officially start in the next school year. "Learning continues outside the classroom, and we want to reach out to both parents and kids by providing an interactive glimpse into popular sports," MILO Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Kevin Mauricio said. "We want to introduce the basics of popular ball sports by offering a hands-on experience to elementary students, and give importance to sports in the child's development," he added. As second, more ambitious project is the Barangay Liga, where MILO is set to work hand-in-hand with select barangays to elevate their exisiting commuity-based leagues. For the pilot year, MILO has partnered with 100 barangays taken from pre-existing partnerships. There are plans to expand over the next couple of years. In this project, barangay courts will be refurbished and modernized to make sure there are facilities more than capable enough to support sports endevours, most of which happen during the summer. "It's a program that helps bring sports closer to the grassroots level," MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester Castillo said of the Barangay Liga. "Through the Barangay MILO Liga, we will partner with barangays nationwide, we will refurbish their existing barangay courts in preparation for their existing barangay leagues. Yun na-indetify kasi namin na barriers from parents for getting their children into sports, kulang kasi ng mga safe places to play. So by refurbishing the courts, ma-encourage nila yung mga anak nila to join sports," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Algerian military plane crash kills 257 people – CNN News

At least 257 people were killed on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the Algerian capital, Algiers, state media […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Bus crash kills at least 19, injures more than a dozen: police

At least 19 passengers were killed and more than a dozen injured when a commuter bus crashed into a ravine in Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday evening, police said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Plane crash kills family having lunch

A LIGHT plane crashed in a residential area in Plaridel, Bulacan shortly before noon yesterday killing the pilot, his co-pilot and four passengers and an octogenarian woman who owned the house they slammed into, police said. Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said the Piper….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

East River helicopter crash kills five in New York City – BBC News

Five people were killed when a helicopter crashed into the East River of New York City on Sunday evening, police […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Russian plane crash at base in Syria kills 32 – report

MOSCOW, Russia –  A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defense ministry said in a statement carried by RIA Novosti. There were 26 passengers and 6 crew, the ministry said.  "The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Peru bus crash kills 35 – ministry

LIMA, Peru – At least 35 people were killed on Wednesday, February 21, when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru, the interior ministry said. At least 20 other passengers were injured when the bus left the Pan-American highway and tumbled 80 meters ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran – Al Jazeera

An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board has crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj, according to Iranian news media reports. A spokesperson for Iran Aseman Airlines told […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Crash between bus and taxi kills 14 in Algeria

Algiers, Algeria --- A collision between a passenger bus and a taxi in Algeria killed 14 people and injured 22 others on Thursday, authorities said. The accident occurred at Sfid on a national highway linking the northwestern areas of Saida and El Bayadh, according to the emergency services. The 22 people injured were evacuated to hospital. Accidents claim around 4,000 lives each year on Algeria's roads, mainly due to the failure of motorists to comply with traffic rules....Keep on reading: Crash between bus and taxi kills 14 in Algeria.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Colombian army helicopter crash kills 10

Ten people were killed when a Colombian army helicopter crashed near the town of Segovia, in northern Antioquia province, on Tuesday, the army said. Source link link: Colombian army helicopter crash kills 10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia – Al Jazeera

Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city’s north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting English phrases, laughing and the occasional cries of kids can be heard in the stairwell. Its founder, Sharifah Husain, 24, said she wanted to do something to help women and children in her community, who are not allowed to work or study in Malaysia. “I noticed we didn’t have a Rohingya women’s organisation that was standing up for women – to be the voice of women,” Husain said. Husain comes from Buthidaung village in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state. Her father fled to Malaysia when she was five-years old, fearing for his life. Husain was left behind with her mother and two younger siblings. The village was attacked soon afterward, so Husain’s mother took them to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar – then known as Burma. Her recollection of the traumatic moment when a local mob attacked her village is hazy. It took place almost 20 years ago. But it mirrors the accounts of Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh, who’ve recently fled the Myanmar’s army clearance operations and local Buddhist mobs. “My mother was arrested in Yangon and sentenced to prison for not having official [identification or travel] documents,” Husain recounted. “This left me in charge.” Husain can’t remember how long she spent in Yangon, but she said she was separated from her siblings and sent north to Mandalay and forced into servitude. She spoke to her father in Malaysia, over the phone, and he agreed to pay human traffickers to bring Husain and her siblings to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city. All three, including Husain, were smuggled by land, into Thailand and Malaysia. At that time the Southeast Asia trafficking route wasn’t as defined as it is today. Human trafficking groups in Bangladesh and Thailand now make a lot of money off of poor, desperate refugees fleeing war and violence in Myanmar. Today, the concern faced by the Malaysia government is if it recognises its refugees then that could send a signal to more to make the perilous journey, now taken by sea from Myanmar and Bangladesh to sanctuary in Malaysia, where they don’t face violent persecution. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, states there are 152,170 registered refugees in Malaysia. The majority are Rohingya, displaced from their homes in Myanmar, like Husain. But the amount of unregistered refugees varies widely from 40,000 to 140,000, according to Asylum Access Malaysia. “The big question is – when are the boats going to come? There’s no indication they will now, but there’s definitely a high possibility that they will. And once new groups arrive, that complicates [the] situation,” said Deepa Nambiar, Asylum Access Malaysia director. UNHCR runs what it calls a “parallel school system” for refugees in Malaysia, allowing children to  access basic, primary-level education. Refugee groups and local faith-based organisations fund these schools, staffed by volunteers. One-hundred and twenty-eight informal refugee schools in Malaysia access funding from the UN. It provides education to 7,154 children, according to UNHCR. Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Office states 16,809 Rohingya refugee children are registered with UNHCR. This means about 10,000, or more, refugee children in Malaysia are unable to access any form of education. A dozen or so more informal refugee schools exist but rely solely on donations and are understaffed, said Asylum Access. “To live in Malaysia, yes you can live, but you don’t have a future. You are in a box. You can’t go out of the box,” Husain said. Husain has received no formal education in Malaysia. This is remarkable considering her drive to educate refugee women and children. Malaysians are supporting Rohingya Women’s Development Network by volunteering as teachers and support staff. Rohinyga Women’s Development Network started officially last year. But Husain has spent the last decade educating her community’s most vulnerable women and children in their own homes. “I have built up a trust. The men especially trust me. They feel safe sending their wives to our centre because they know me,” Husain said. Word has spread and more refugee families are now attending Rohingya Women’s Development Network classes, where they receive English-language instruction, leadership training and brand new self-defence classes. “We want to stop domestic violence. We want to stop child marriages in the community. We want to build up women’s empowerment,” Husain said. “We really need the Malaysia government to recognise us.” Husain is trying to change the mentality in the Rohingya and wider refugee community in Malaysia, that women and girls can’t study, work, or earn an income. She receives some funding from UNHCR to run programmes but uses her own money to keep them going. “Of course I have support from my family. My father is my hero. My husband is my hero. Both of these men have really pushed me forward,” Husain added. The Rohingya Women’s Development Network has teamed up with Asylum Access Malaysia on a refugee theatre project. This will allow refugee women to educate the community on issues of sexual violence. “What I think is so innovative about Sharifah and the team is that when we were discussing this project they said ‘we need to get men involved’,” Nambiar said. Husain is appealing to others in the refugee community to support initiatives set up by the Malaysia government and civil society groups to help […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017