Those abandoned parents

first_imgDear Editor,At this time of year many of us reflect on the year which is about to end: What we did good, what we didn’t do so good and what we did that was terrible. And I think there are many who do not reflect at all. I have occasion to visit many “inner villages” and the plight of some old people pull at my heart-strings. Are the base instincts of lower animals just under the skin of some humans? I am reminded of the bee colony.How else can it be interpreted when human beings abandon their parents – in a leaky shack or hospital, or wherever, and never show a care thereafter for them?It would be folly of me to debate whether (those) parents may have done their duty to their children in earlier years. But a basic truism in life might be worthy as a reminder to those who are parents and who have parents: “What goes around comes around”. The anecdote below is appropriate.A son, tired of his wife’s tirade about his sick and useless father, placed his feeble father on his shoulder and headed into the jungle. The father kept asking the son where he was being taken, but the son remained quiet. Troubled, pained—but quiet.The father’s uncertainty left him as he was taken deeper and deeper into the jungle. His questions became chuckles and then loud laughter. This puzzled the son, who asked his father why he was laughing. The father told the son: “What goes around, comes around sometime”.The father then told the son that he had, many years back, taken his own sick father into the jungle and left him to die. So he recognised that his son was now going to leave him in the jungle to die in like fashion, and he harboured no ill feeling against his son.He told his son, however, that he could let the cycle continue or he could stop the cycle. The choice was his son’s.It didn’t take long for the son to decide that he would not want his son to take him to the jungle and leave him to die. So the son took the father back home.The wife raged and raged. And the son said firmly: “I will have only one father in this lifetime, but I can have more than one wife”.Humbly submitted. The interpretation is the reader’s.Sincerely,Taajnauth Jadunauthlast_img read more

Team USA basketball star hits out at ‘slander, disrespect’ after early exit

first_imgSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Turner added: “Don’t disrespect us, this coaching staff or USA Basketball as a whole, but respect the world basketball is an international game, these countries are talented.”Turner said that the US team “sacrificed so much for our nation” and deserved recognition after many American players — among them the NBA elite — turned down the call.“We’re also the ones who stepped up to the plate when others stepped down,” he wrote.“We qualified our nation for the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT “We got some work to do to rebuild a legacy that was left before us, were on the wrong side of history indeed.”Wednesday’s quarter-final loss to France was the United States’ first defeat in the tournament for 13 years and raised doubts they will be able to defend their Olympic crown in Tokyo next summer.Then on Thursday they were beaten by Serbia in a dead-rubber “classification” match — they were down 32-7 after the first quarter but recovered somewhat to eventually go down 94-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast United States players line up for a consolation playoff game against Serbia for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish ever in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)A key member of the US team dumped out in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals has hit out at the “disrespect” and “slander” directed at the deposed champions.Myles Turner of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers made an impassioned defense of Team USA after they were beaten for the second time in as many days on Thursday in China.ADVERTISEMENT NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX MOST READ Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature From 1-12 top to bottom this team this roster has sacrificed so much for our nation. our summers, our bodies, our mental. We came up short can’t nobodies more upset than us but I refuse to tolerate any Slander for our play you cannot question our heart— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) September 12, 2019 ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA NCAA: JRU fends off EAC The world and Olympic champions will conclude their World Cup on Saturday against Poland and the best finish they can achieve is seventh place.Writing on Twitter, the 23-year-old center said: “We came up short, can’t nobodies more upset than us, but I refuse to tolerate any slander for our play, you cannot question our heart, our character or are (our) spirit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Currency Circulation in December Was $23.6 Billion

first_img This exceeded the BOJ’s $18.1-billion or 16.1-per cent projection, relative to December 2017. The Bank said net currency issued to financial institutions during the last six days of December 2018 totalled $5.5 billion, which was substantially higher than the projected $412.4 million. Story Highlights The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says currency circulation during December 2018, totalled $23.6 billion or 21.4 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2017.This exceeded the BOJ’s $18.1-billion or 16.1-per cent projection, relative to December 2017.The Bank said net currency issued to financial institutions during the last six days of December 2018 totalled $5.5 billion, which was substantially higher than the projected $412.4 million.Additionally, it was above the $860.2-million currency issue for the corresponding period in 2017, and the average of $1.39 million over the past five years.The Central Bank noted that the increase for December 2018, consequent on Christmas festivities, also exceeded that for the previous year and was the largest recorded by the month since 2007.“The faster currency growth possibly reflected improved [gross domestic product] growth, employment and retroactive wage settlements during the period,” the BOJ said in a statement on Thursday (January 3).Meanwhile, the BOJ advised that total 2018 currency issue amounted to $133.5 billion, representing an annual increase of 20.4 per cent, relative to 12.9 per cent at the end of December 2017.“When the estimated change in consumer prices is taken into account, the real annual growth in currency at the end of December 2018 was 15.9 per cent, compared to 7.3 per cent for the corresponding period in 2017,” the Central Bank statement said.The BOJ anticipates that most of the currency issued in December will be redeemed during January.Net currency redemption in January over the last five years has averaged 75.8 per cent of the preceding month’s issue. The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says currency circulation during December 2018, totalled $23.6 billion or 21.4 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2017.last_img read more

NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith Blasts The NFL For Use

The head of the NFL Players Association blasted the NFL for the current labor impasse with officials and declined to rule out a players strike out of safety concerns.In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Executive Director DeMaurice Smith called the league’s lockout of officials “absurd,” adding that the NFLPA reserved “the right to seek any relief that we believe is appropriate” if it is found that the use of replacement officials endangers the welfare of the players.“The NFL has chosen to prevent the very officials that they have trained, championed and cultivated for decades to be on the field to protect players and – by their own admission – further our goal of enhanced safety,” he said.“That is absurd on its face.”The war of words over the use of replacement officials comes as the start of the NFL’s regular season looms closer. Despite Commissioner Roger Goodell’s vocal support, the replacements have been heavily criticized in the preseason. Smith criticized the league for the impasse, saying it was prioritizing financial concerns over player safety.He added that concerns over the use of the replacement officials have risen throughout the preseason, leaving players to question the current safety of the game.“We’ve been very public in saying that we believe on a scale of 1-10, the use of replacement referees in the preseason is a 12,” Smith said. “That goes up to a 16 now that you’re entering into the regular season.“Obviously, the game is going to speed up, the demand on the referee increases, the physical strain on our players increases exponentially, and you’re facing a situation where the league has made an affirmative decision to remove the people we consider to be the first responders to safety on the field. It’s rather obvious that the only people on the field who are not competing, who remain objective to enforce the rules, to ensure that players remain safe, are the referees.”Smith closed the interview by saying that the issue of chronic pain among players and its treatment may be a bigger future issue for the league than concussions. read more

Young Detroit Chess Team Wins Big at National Tournament

University Prep Middle and Elementary School Chess Team (Photo by K. Shabu)Detroit’s University Prep Elementary and Middle School chess teams are flying high after winning big at the SuperNationals VI Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.Students and teachers lined the hallways and cheered Tuesday, May 16, when the team returned with first-place titles in the K6 Under 1,400 and the K8 Under 750 sections of the tournament, making them among the best in the nation.“We are extremely proud of our UPSM elementary and middle school chess teams,” said Mark Ornstein, CEO of University Prep Schools. “These amazing students are a shining example of what is possible with hard work and a passion for the game of chess.”In addition to winning as a team, sixth-grader Cameron Rector scored a trophy in the individual K8 Under 750 section, giving him bragging rights as the best chess player in the nation in that designation.“It’s been really exciting for me,” Rector said. “My parents bought me a new phone [after winning].”Tournament official Russell Harwood (left) and Cameron Rector (Photo by K. Shabu)After losing so many of their top players from last year, Coach Kevin Fite never thought at the beginning of this year that the team would bring home the gold.“Our kids set their goals and worked very hard to achieve them,” Fite said. “As the tournament approached, I felt better about our chances of possibly winning. We ended up winning two national championship titles.”The young champions haven’t let the win go to their heads, though. After celebrating at a party thrown by the school, Cameron, for one, said he’s back to his everyday routine — school, chess and baseball practices, then some video-game playing.Sa’Nya Burton, Photo by K. Shabu“As coach, my job is to keep them humble and to continue to improve on areas where we need extra work,” Fite said. “There’s always room for improvement, so I look forward to continuing this next year by keeping our kids together, working hard and staying modest.”The win isn’t the end for Cameron, who said he hopes to make it to the world championship someday and bring home another trophy. His plan: Take his time and keep practicing. read more

KUSIs Dave Scott nominated for best jazz album at San Diego Music

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 19, 2018 Mark Mathis KUSI’s Dave Scott nominated for best jazz album at San Diego Music Awards March 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Dave Scott is being nominated for the best jazz album of 2018 at the San Diego Music Awards.He is nominated alongside:Lori Bell & Ron Satterfield – Blue(s)Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio – I Am CalmPatrick Yandall – A Journey HomeRebecca Jade & Peter Sprague – Planet Cole PorterWayne Riker – Soulfully SlidingKUSI’s Mark Mathis was LIVE at the Music Awards with more. Mark Mathis, last_img read more

Kellen Winslow II released from Vista jail after posting 2 million bail

first_img Posted: July 13, 2018 Kellen Winslow II released from Vista jail after posting $2 million bail Updated: 6:16 PM KUSI Newsroom July 13, 2018center_img VISTA (KUSI) — Hours after he was ordered to stand trial for allegedly kidnapping and raping two women in his hometown of Encinitas, Kellen Winslow II posted $ 2 million bail and was released from jail Friday.Winslow, 34, the son of San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow, will remain on house arrest and GPS monitoring while awaiting trial.On Thursday, after a two-day preliminary hearing, Vista Judge Harry Elias said enough evidence was presented for Winslow II to face felony charges of kidnapping, forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible sodomy, and misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and trespassing. The defendant was then immediately arraigned on a new complaint charging him with forcible rape and rape of an unconscious 17-year-old minor in 2003.Winslow II faces life in prison if convicted.In the case filed last month, Winslow II is accused of luring a 54- year-old transient — who was hitchhiking — into his Hummer for a ride, then raping her on March 17.Prosecutors also allege that the defendant picked up a 58-year-old homeless woman that he knew from a prior encounter and offered to take her to have coffee on May 13, but instead took her to a secluded area and raped her, then threatened to kill her if she told anyone.Another woman testified Wednesday that a man — later identified as Winslow II — rode his bicycle up to her home, asked her if she was married, then took off his pants in front of her. The 58-year-old Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident said she was cutting flowers in her yard the afternoon of May 24 when he came up and said hello.The woman — identified as Jane Doe 3 — said she recognized the man from a similar encounter two weeks earlier, in which he told her his name was “David” and that he lived up the street.She said Winslow II asked if she was married. “I told him I was.”The woman testified that in the May 24 encounter, she greeted Winslow II and then walked toward her orange tree and noticed he was following her. That’s when he took of his pants, she said.A 71-year-old woman — identified as Jane Doe 4 — said she learned of Winslow II’s arrest when watching a newscast on June 8 and noticed that he the same man who had entered her home the day before.Jane Doe 4 said she called the sheriff’s department at the urging of a friend, even though she didn’t feel like Winslow II was ever going to harm her. She said she thought he was at the wrong mobile home park looking for someone.A sheriff’s deputy testified that he responded to a mobile home park on North El Camino Real the afternoon of June 7 after a woman said she saw a stranger inside her 86-year-old neighbor’s house.The woman confronted the stranger — identified as Winslow II — as he came outside, according to the deputy.“He said he was looking for his red dog named Flipper,” the deputy testified.The octogenarian who lived in the mobile home where Winslow II was seen was asleep on a couch and her 86-year-old husband was out walking the dog when the defendant was inside, according to court testimony.Winslow II grew up in San Diego and attended the University of Miami. He played for four NFL teams between 2004 and 2013.A Superior Court arraignment was set for Aug. 25. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending Tags: Kellen Winslow II FacebookTwitterlast_img read more