Chile: Attention Shifts to Miners’ Health

first_img By Oct. 14, Camp Hope was deserted. Families, members of the media and rescue workers shifted their attention to the Copiapó hospital, where the 33 miners are being examined. Most of the miners are in better shape than expected, the Chilean government said in a statement. But most have dental problems, and one has pneumonia and silicosis, a respiratory condition caused by prolonged exposure to dust and rubble. “The 33 are good up there,” said Jaime Mañalich, Chile’s health minister, in reference to the upper floors of the hospital, where the miners are being treated. “With humility, I can say that we achieved our goal.” Sebastián Piñera told the miners and their families Chile “will not be the same” after the catastrophe, and those responsible for the collapse “will be punished.” “You owe me 70 days of overtime,” Urzúa told Sebastián Piñera as the teary-eyed men embraced. “We’ll see about that,” Sebastián Piñera answered. COPIAPÓ, Chile – “I pass the watch to you.” That’s what Luis Urzúa said to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera moments after he emerged from the depths of the earth, at 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 13 after a rescue operation that lasted 22 hours and 35 minutes. Urzúa was the last of the 33 miners to be lifted to the surface in an unprecedented rescue effort at the San José gold and copper mine in northern Chile. “I congratulate you because you fulfilled your duty leaving last, as a good captain does,” Sebastián Piñera responded to Urzúa, who was in charge of the shift when the mine collapsed Aug. 5. Urzúa, a husband and father of two, said it was difficult to persevere through 70 days of being trapped underground, the longest stretch ever documented. “There were some tiresome days,” Urzúa said. “Some bled as the result of trying to do things that were not in the best interest [like trying to escape]. But we managed to keep the sanity.” A celebration erupted at Camp Hope as Sebastián Piñera and Urzúa hugged while tears rolled down their cheeks. Champagne was showered over the ecstatic crowd of family members, rescue workers and journalists from all over the world as scenes from the rescue were shown on a giant monitor. “The miners are all right. They are free,” said María Segovia, sister of rescued miner Darío Segovia, as she wept at the sight of the Fénix 2 capsule reaching the surface with Urzúa inside. María Segovia arrived at Camp Hope two days after the collapse and vowed not to leave until the miners were rescued. “I said that I would stay until the last one was out,” María said, as she opened a bottle of champagne. “Now, I bow out and come back to my normal life selling empanadas.” But amidst the celebration, Urzúa highlighted the harsh working conditions miners face. Sebastián Piñera said he will make a formal announcement regarding how he’ll improve working conditions in mines nationwide “in a few days.” center_img By Dialogo October 14, 2010last_img read more

Brave India lose late on to Oman

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6etwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E99hi3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xnzrWould you ever consider trying this?😱brb991Can your students do this? 🌚kiy2Roller skating! mt7See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morej75Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1qojHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbgkA visualization of how Karma works 91fhi6rrPowered by Firework Skipper Sunil Chhetri’s strike wasn’t enough for India as they went on to lose 1-2 to Oman, in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati on Thursday. Oman scored twice through a Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar brace, both of which came in the final eight minutes of the match.Advertisement Earlier though, India dominated the first half with more shots and possession with the 35-year-old Indian captain, put them ahead on the 24th minute mark with his 72nd goal for the Blue Tigers. Meanwhile, Omani left winger Mandhar, flicked the ball past Indian keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to restore parity in the 82nd minute. More disappointment followed after he completed his brace in the 89th minute silencing the vocal fans at the stadium.Advertisement Ashique Kuruniyan, who returned to the Indian squad after a while following his injury, created problems for the Oman defence with his pace down the left flank. He was fouled by Abdulaziz Al Ghailani during one of his runs and India earned a free kick on the edge of the box. Brandon Fernandes took the set-piece quickly and passed the ball in the middle of the box and Chhetri fooling his marker, scored with his left-foot, much to the celebration of the Indian fans. Prior to that, an effort from Udanta Singh was denied in the 15th minute by the crossbar and central defender Sandesh Jhingan failed to head the ball home from a corner taken by Anirudh Thapa in the 20th minute.Oman pressed quite hard in the closing stages of the first half, with Gurpreet blocking an Ahmed Kano header in the 43rd minute keeping India’s lead intact for a while. However, the visitors had the last laugh as they made a strong fightback in the second period leaving both the Indian players and fans frustrated.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Wednesday v QPR player ratings

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Date of Biblical Artifact Corroborated

first_imgIn 1979, a silver scroll was discovered near Jerusalem that contained the text of the priestly benediction known from the Pentateuch (Numbers 6:24-26).  The scroll was dated at the 7th century BC at the time, but doubts remained, some thinking that instead it was from post-exilic times centuries later.  Now, according to a New York Times report by John Noble Wilford echoed in the Oakland Tribune, “researchers at the University of Southern California have now re-examined the inscriptions using space-age photographic and computer imaging techniques,” and concluded that the artifacts indeed date from the pre-exilic period.  The international team used some advanced digital imaging techniques at Jet Propulsion Laboratory to bring out hitherto undetectable fine details in the artifact.This is a small but important piece in a large puzzle of archaeological evidence that supports the historicity of the Pentateuch (the books of Moses).  Liberal scholars and skeptics have claimed that Moses could not have written such books; they assumed the books were compiled much later, after the Babylonian exile.  Artifacts like this show that quotations from the Pentateuch were in common knowledge and circulation centuries earlier.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Pascua admits Lady Tamaraws lacked ‘killer instinct’ in Game 1 loss

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  13 kids get chance to train at FC Barcelona camp Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I’m satisfied because they showed their best,” said Pascua after FEU dropped a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24 decision Wednesday night. “The difference was just the endgame.”FEU offered a stiff challenge and gave NU a run for its money despite missing the services of its team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, who are suiting up for the Lady Tams in the UAAP beach volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoth are likely to miss Saturday’s Game 2 as well but Pascua said the team will be ready without their two key players.Pascua, though, said he would like to see the Lady Tamaraws to show how bad they want to win.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University coach George Pascua was pleased with his team’s performance despite losing to National University in Game 1 of the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.Gutsy and resolute, the Lady Tamaraws had their moments against the undefeated Lady Bulldogs and nearly forced a deciding fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “We still lack killer’s instinct and desire to win because they already have the skill.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

PH athletes to help run 2019 SEA Games

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and POC president Peping Cojuangco during the formal announcement of 2019 SEA Games hosting.Filipino athletes will have a voice on how the Philippines should efficiently run the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano assured Thursday that the athletes would be involved in the selection of venues where their respective sports would be held.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PSC on top of SEA Games preparations While patiently putting the organizing committee together, Cayetano said they’re considering to hold the Games in Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales.He also thanked Senator Migz Zubiri, who was initially designated as chair of the organizing committee, for the groundwork of setting up the organization.There was no mention yet on the figures that the government will spend for bringing the 11-nation sportsfest on local turf but Ramirez assured that the hosting budget can be embedded in the PSC allocation from the General Appropriations Act.READ: POC still not giving up on SEA Games hosting ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side AVC: Philippines drops to 8th place after close loss to Kazakhs Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ READ: PSC gives 2019 SEA Games hosting green light “The athletes are the ones who will compete and it will be difficult if someone else will decide for them,’’ said Cayetano during the formal announcement of the country’s SEAG hosting at the Marriott Hotel in Paranaque City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhilippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. will co-chair the organizing committee with Cayetano, who also sits as Department of Foreign Affairs secretary.“I’m taking the lead from Sir Butch (Ramirez) that the athletes should be consulted,’’ said Cayetano. “With social media and the direct means of communication, we can really consult more people.’’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “In the course of our discussion with the sports committee (at the House of Representatives), there’s great hope that they will allocate money for the hosting and even the PSI (Philippine Sports Institute) budget,’’ said Ramirez.Cojuangco and Ramirez also functioned in their current positions during the 2005 Manila SEA Games where the Philippines captured its first overall title.“We’ve seen the effects of the 2005 hosting and this is how important it is for our country,’’ said Cojuangco. “I hope this will add more impetus for everyone to contribute to this effort, because this isnot for Peping or Secretary Cayetano or Butch Ramirez. This is for the country.’’Cayetano will arrange a meeting with Cojuangco over the next few days and attend the turnover ceremonies during the closing rites of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games on Aug. 30.“It’s more of putting a system so everybody will have duties appealable to us. The three of us (with Cojuangco and Ramirez) have agreed to do it the Asean way, which is by consensus,’’ said Cayetano.The Philippine hosting was initially shelved after the government explained that it would just focus on the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City.Ramirez said talks were revived to save the hosting early this week through the efforts of Presidential Assistant Christopher Lawrence Go, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Cayetano.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMan City attacker Sterling: Victory a massive step for us

first_imgMan City attacker Sterling: Victory a massive step for usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Raheem Sterling says victory at Southampton has them back on track.After two successive losses over the festive period, it was vital City bounced back and to a man the Blues delivered an impressive all-round display on the South Coast.“It’s a massive step and what we needed to do. We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win here today to give ourselves a chance,” said Sterling. “But we were really motivated to give ourselves a chance and that’s what we did.“We had to bring that level that we know we can bring – we had a bit of luck but we played some great football and controlled the game which we know we can do.“Now its down to us to keep this focus and go onto the next one.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: FSU’s Rashad Greene Trolled Notre Dame With A “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” Instagram Post

first_imgFSU's Rashad Greene celebrates after beating Notre Dame.IG/_rg80_Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so we’ve had plenty of college athletes and teams send out celebratory tweets and Instagram posts. Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene took a slightly different tone for the holiday. Greene, who racked up 1,365 yards and seven touchdowns this season, posted a screenshot from Florida State’s dramatic 31-27 win over Notre Dame, a clear dig at the Fighting Irish.Greene caught eight passes for 108 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame, and caught two big passes on what would prove to be the winning drive for the Seminoles. Well played, Rashad.last_img

Farm bill compromise unveiled clearing way for vote

first_imgWASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the farm bill, a mammoth package that will fund key safety net programs for the next five years.The conference report signed Monday by members of the House and Senate is the result of months of negotiations. The bill has a price tag of $867 billion over a decade and is expected to be brought to a vote this week in the House, possibly as soon as Wednesday.The legislation reauthorizes crop insurance and conservation programs and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp.It does not make significant changes to the food stamp program that serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans. President Donald Trump and House Republicans had pushed to create new work requirements for food stamps, but negotiators rejected them.Juliet Linderman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cool weather continues to help firefighters working the Tommy Lake Fire

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The cool weather continues to help firefighters working the Tommy Lakes Forest Fire.While the fire remains 20% contained, there was no growth of the fire on Friday even though the fire did not receive any rain. The cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity continue to aid fire suppression efforts.There are 216 firefighters building and reinforcing guard working to increase containment supported by 9 helicopters along with 20 pieces of heavy equipment. The Peace River Regional District has lifted the evacuation alert for a small area near the fire.The size of the fire decreased from 22,659 hectares to 22,583 due to more accurate maps.last_img