UN Running Out of Cash to Cover Payroll

first_imgWithout help, the UN says it will not be able to meet payroll.Staff salaries at the United Nations may be in jeopardy if member states don’t pay their bill soon.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “This month, we will reach the deepest deficit of the decade. We risk entering November without enough cash to cover payrolls.”The United States is the largest contributor at 22% and figures show Washington owes around $381 million for prior regular budgets and $674 million for 2019.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that he’s been working for months to cut spending and that’s the only reason they were able to hold the recent meeting of the General Assembly in New York last month. There are 193 member states in the UN. As of this writing, only 129 have paid their regular contributions to the regular budget. At the end of May 2019, Guterres said the organization was in arrears for $492 million.“We are at a tipping point,” Guterres said, “and what we do next will matter for years to come.”According to the Council for Foreign Relations, the U.S. contributed over $10 billion to the UN in 2017. That accounts for approximately one-fifth of the UN’s budget. Agencies that received the greatest amount of money were the World Food Program, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.last_img read more

Drop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon Potts as he joins Aces

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Potts and fifth overall pick Jeron Teng were the lone rookies selections by Aces in the annual draft proceedings and the two will be expected fill the shoes left by retirees Dondon Hontiveros and Tony dela Cruz.“Basically, Alaska’s picks were programmed on getting players of high value to them. They need rookies who can help them when it comes to offense, and we’ll try our best trying to fill those positions,” said Potss.Potts also likes the potential partnership with Teng and lead Alaska forward Calvin Abueva which can pose as a matchup nightmare for the opposing teams.“We can have a team which has some scary speed and power. We have a great mixture and I feel we kind of solidified our backcourt. I feel we could build a dynasty now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review PLAY LIST 01:25DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review02:44Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Davon Potts was picked in the second round by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netProjected to be picked in the first round in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Davon Potts shockingly fell to sixth place in second round into Alaska’s lap.Instead of sulk, the San Beda sniper is taking his drop in the draft in stride and looks at joining the Aces as a blessing in disguise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Amid skid, Cavaliers dress up for Halloween; LeBron is Pennywise Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “It worked out pretty well because it opens a great opportunity for me to be in a franchise which treats its players like family,” he said. “I’m happy because I’m going to a team where I feel I can contribute.”Potts said that going into the draft day, he felt like Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and TNT had their eyes on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut as the first round past him by and other names were called before him, he had a sense that Alaska will be the team to take him from the pool.“I knew something in my gut that I will go to Alaska. After certain teams passed on me, I knew me going to Alaska really made a lot of sense,” he said. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LA Tenorio set to break Alvin Patrimonio’s PBA record vs Magnolia

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. All about LeBron: Where does the Lakers star go from here? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMore than a decade in the PBA, LA Tenorio is showing no signs of slowing down.On Sunday, the 34-year-old guard appeared in his 596th straight game to match PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio’s league record of consecutive games played.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Interestingly, Tenorio gets to break the record against Magnolia, the only PBA franchise Patrimonio played for, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Patrimonio, a four-time MVP, now serves as team manager for the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments “Congrats @LA_Tenorio on his all-time record-tying 596th consecutive game played tonight in the @pbaconnect. Hasn’t missed a single game since entering the league as @TheSMBeermen’s No.4 overall pick in 2006. #IronMan,” Fidel Mangonon, the PBA’s chief statistician, posted on Twitter.And it’s not like Tenorio is just showing up for the sake of keeping his streak going. He still remains as one of the best guards in the PBA and one of Barangay Ginebra’s key players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOn the same night Tenorio tied Patrimonio, he was also hailed as the Best Player of the Game after helping the Gin Kings take down top team Phoenix, 100-97, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.All glory to God for my 596th consecutive games in the PBA! 🙏Salamat sa walang hanggang suporta, sa panalo at sa best player of the game ngayong gabi. 👊 Sobra sobra naman! A beautiful… https://t.co/k2G31s1QNy— L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) March 10, 2019Tenorio scored a game-high 23 points that went with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in 38 minutes as Ginebra notched its fourth win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

Huskies win in Peace River

first_imgThe Huskies visited Peace River on Saturday night, for the first matchup of the season against the Navigators. And fittingly for two great rivals, it was another close one. Cody Hildebrand opened the scoring 14 minutes into the first, when he caught the Navigators on a bad change, and broke in alone on Bretton Stewart. Hildebrand was being hassled, but managed to slide the puck past Stewart on the blocker side. Just 28 seconds later, the Navs broke onto the scoresheet, when Josh Halcrow fired a point shot past Garrett Muir. Late in the first, the Huskies got into penalty trouble, allowing the Navs a two-man advantage to close out the period. The Huskies coaching staff was upset with the officiating, but the penalty killers stood tall, and the score remained 1-1 after 20 minutes. – Advertisement -In the second, the Huskies caught a break. Kyle Porter stepped over the blue line and fired a weak-looking wrist shot that somehow beat Bretton Stewart. The puck looked to have hit the post, but before Porter could battle for the rebound, the referee blew the whistle, saying the original shot had scored. The Navigators complaints fell on deaf ears, and the Huskies had a 2-1 lead after the second period. Peace River tied the game up four minutes into the third, when Alex Balfour stripped Linden Apsassin of the puck, and drove to the net, and shoving the puck past Muir. But, after struggling on special teams early in the season, special teams proved key for the Huskies in this game. Cody Kalb gave the pups the lead for good, when he buried the rebound of a Jesse Disher point shot, for a powerplay goal. The Navigators had ten minutes remaining, but were unable to muster much offence, despite a couple of chances on the powerplay. Peace River would get one final chance, with another man-advantage in the final two minutes. But, after pulling Stewart for a six-on-four advantage, Luke McInerney beat a Navs defender to a loose puck, and fired the puck into the empty net, to give Fort St. John a 4-2 win. Advertisement The Huskies powerplay finished the game 1/6, while they killed all seven of Peace River’s powerplays (scoring once shorthanded). Coach Kalb said his powerplay unit still looked disorganized and static in the first period, but said it looked much better later in the game, including scoring a big goal. “The penalty kill has been good all year, we’ve got guys that are getting into the shooting lane, and blocking shots, and sacrificing their bodies – I’m really happy with our penalty kill.” In all, it was the Huskies’ best defensive effort of the season, and coach Kalb seemed happy with his team’s effort. “It was a good road win in that sense. We brought down our goals against” said Kalb, indicating the forwards and defencemen had both worked hard. “And of course Garrett [Muir] was solid too” he added. The Huskies added another player to their lineup on Saturday, as Brennan Billey played his first game of the season. “I’m glad to have him – he’s a real fireplug of a guy” says Kalb. “He’s got good speed and good skill and a lot of grit.” For the Navigators, the team has seen wholesale changes over the off season. Just six players dressed on Saturday night who had been part of the team last season. For Coach Darcy Haugan, it’s been a struggle early on in the season, but he remains confident the team will come together. Advertisement Coach Haugan (runs 1:15): [asset|aid=2014|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9bc965ab39f21b99d6f55a7f7db160f8-Coach Haugan_1_Pub.mp3] Click here to listen to a highlights package from Saturday’s game. [asset|aid=2015|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9bc965ab39f21b99d6f55a7f7db160f8-Huskies win 4-2 over Peace River Navigators_1_Pub.mp3] The Huskies’ next action is a weekend homestand. Saturday night the pups host Whitecourt, followed by a Sunday tilt with Sexsmith.last_img read more

Where Happiness Dwells launches at North Peace Cultural Centre

first_imgDr. Robin Ridington co-wrote the book along with his wife Jillian Ridington who wrote the later chapters, in collaboration with the elders of the Dane-zaa. He says the book was written to help young people learn about their history.“Doig River First Nation commissioned the book, because they realized that they had a huge amount of oral history, but the kids were not necessarily learning it because they don’t know the language,” Ridington explains. “So while there were elders around who speak the language fluently as their first language, and know all the stories, it was really important to document them.Ridington says the book is a long time in the making which covers the history of the Dane-zaa First Nations. – Advertisement -“I’ve been documenting stories on audio and video for many years, but they wanted us not only to record them but then to write them down and incorporate them into a book that was a whole comprehensive history of Dane-zaa First Nations.”Ridington started the project when he was 19 years old in 1959. He’s thrilled to have so many years of work put down on a finished product.“It’s really exciting, really really exciting,” Ridington says. “The stories go back several hundred years, and we’re confident that several hundred years from now Dane-zaa descendants and other people from this area will be reading these stories and learning from them.”Advertisement Next for up for Ridington is a novel telling stories of Dane-zaa history using characters that he has made up. He’s hopeful for his current book to be read by First Nations and to be used at the high school and post secondary level.last_img read more

New RCMP Detachment Integrated Design Team to host Trade Meet & Greet on June 5

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has announced that there is an opportunity for interested local trades, carpenters, safety personnel, and labourers to meet with the new RCMP Facility ‘Integrated Design Team’.According to the City, over the past couple of months, the team has been busy identifying the remainder of the design team members, consisting of mechanical, electrical and structural engineers, as well as primary trades in electrical and mechanical disciplines.This meeting will provide an opportunity for local tradespeople and site personnel to meet the Integrated Design Team.- Advertisement -The Team consists of Unitech Construction Management, KMBR Architects, and City representatives.While the primary trades have been identified, the City says there will be various scopes of work associated with the project, which may provide opportunities for local sub-trades and personnel to get involved.The Trade Meet & Greet will be taking place on Wednesday, June 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Pardew would love Crystal Palace return but not right now, says former Eagles teammate

first_imgFormer Crystal Palace star John Salako has told talkSPORT he can’t see Alan Pardew becoming the club’s new manager – but believes it could happen in the future.Magpies boss Pardew is the firm favourite to take the reins at Selhurst Park, where he spent four years as a player, following the dismissal of Neil Warnock over the festive period.But Salako, who was his teammate with the Eagles, doesn’t believe he will make the change right now considering the size and position of Newcastle, although he feels Pardew may be open to rejoining the club later on in his managerial career.“I can’t believe it,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast when quizzed on the Pardew to Palace rumours. “I don’t really know where that story has come from.“He [Alan Pardew] was linked the last time and I’m sure he was asked – Alan is a south London boy.“Obviously Alan is at Newcastle, a very big club, and doing a great job. He had a rough 2014 but it has picked up.“I can’t believe that he would leave a massive job like Newcastle to come to the Palace job – at the moment.“I think at sometime in his career he would love to come back because I know his family live in the south still and he has to travel between [them and Newcastle].“It’s one of those things, we’d love to have Alan come down and manage Palace but with the financial restrictions and the position of Palace [in the Premier League table] compared to Newcastle, I don’t think that will happen.”last_img read more

The best jokes following Sepp Blatter’s decision to leave FIFA

first_img1 It didn’t take long for the jokes to start.As soon as Sepp Blatter announced his decision to resign as FIFA president, quick witted folk began posting some very funny pictures.INTERPOL ISSUES ‘INTERNATIONAL WANTED PERSONS’ ALERT FOR TWO FORMER FIFA OFFICIALSHere, talkSPORT has collected some of the best tweets and Facebook comments. The best Sepp Blatter jokes last_img

ALL ROADS LEAD TO CAVAN AS MCGUINNESS’ ARMY MARCHES ON

first_imgJim McGuinness’ army is on the march again today.Having convincingly dispatched of Tyrone in the first round, Donegal are hoping to add the scalp of Down to their Ulster Championship war-chest.A third consecutive Ulster Final appearance awaits the Donegal team if they manage to do so. Donegal are hot favourites to emerge victorious from Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan today (throw-in 2pm).But Jim McGuinness will be taking nothing for granted against a Down side who worked hard to see off the threat of Derry in their first round encounter.Both Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher have been omitted from the starting line-up but don’t be surprised to see either make an appearance.The green and gold army will be on the march from early morning today but local reports say numbers will be down. The forecast is for rain so bring the umbrellas and the wellies.But no matter what the forecast, we’re hoping another glow of Ulster Championship sunshine will break out across Donegal just before 4pm! ALL ROADS LEAD TO CAVAN AS MCGUINNESS’ ARMY MARCHES ON was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Breffni ParkCavandonegalDownJim McGuinnessUlsterlast_img read more

BEING ATTACKED IS THE NUMBER ONE FEAR FOR OLD PEOPLE IN DONEGAL, SURVEY SHOWS

first_imgLiving in fear of being attacked as well as financial and health worries top the list of concerns for older people across Donegal, a local survey has shown.A personal alarm is recommended for elderly people across Donegal.The research was carried out by the local Good Morning Service which provides a daily phone call service to hundreds of elderly people across the county.Recent attacks on the elderly are a major concern of those interviewed by the group which has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Good Morning Service co-ordinator, Frances Browne, said they are trying to reassure the elderly people of Donegal that help is at hand.“Our team of volunteers provide a supportive, friendly voice that reassures our clients that, thankfully, these robberies and break ins are not widespread. We let them know there are measures they can take to make their homes as safe as possible.“We will be sending our Spring Newsletter to our clients in the next few weeks, and it will provide helpful information (from An Gardai) about carrying out a security check on your home.“In Donegal, there are many excellent community groups who provide personal alarms to people over the age of 65. We work with them daily, on behalf of our clients, to ensure they each have a personal alarm,” she said. The service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 120 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the preferences of the client. The service also advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repair service offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.The three issues of most concern to those surveyed include:• Personal safety worries, particularly fears in relation to burglaries, break ins and attacks on older people around the county. Some older people say they can’t sleep at night with worry about the attacks. The Good Morning Service works to ensure older people have a panic alarm and helps resolve any telephone problems. • Personal health difficulties, in which the Good Morning Service regularly supports older people in contacting or travelling to appropriate health professionals, as well as regularly talking with older people who are lonely or isolated.• Financial concerns, such as the difficulty of making ends meet on a pension; the high cost of prescriptions; and the challenge of staying warm when fuel is now so expensive.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the preferences of the client. The service also advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.The Good Morning Service has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 120 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week.In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repair service offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.If you are over the age of 60, and facing any of these issues, remember you are not alone. You can contact the Good Morning Service for support:• The Good Morning Service’s phone call with a volunteer offers a chat, advice, referral to supports, or a chance to talk about any concerns you might have.• The Service is free and available to anyone over the age of 60 living in County Donegal.• To register for the service, contact the Buncrana office on 074-9321598‪‪074-9321598‬‬.Would you like to support older people in Donegal?• Contact 074-9321598‪‪074-9321598‬‬ if you are interested in volunteering.• You can also help by making time to talk, and listen to, any older person who might be feeling lonely, isolated, or needing support. Just a smile and the offer of a chat can make a big difference in the life of someone who is living alone.BEING ATTACKED IS THE NUMBER ONE FEAR FOR OLD PEOPLE IN DONEGAL, SURVEY SHOWS was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:attacksdonegalfearsGood Morning Servicesurveylast_img read more