FILE – University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas celebrate a point against the San Beda Red Lionesses during their game in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help kicked start the second half of its elimination round schedule with a resounding victory over Jose Rizal University, 25-21, 25-22, 14-25, 25-21, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Altas stretched their winning streak to three games and improved to a 4-1 record and stay just half a game behind undefeated leaders Arellano University and San Beda, which have 4-0 cards.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Maria Clemente and Cindy Imbo powered Perpetual with 19 and 18 points, respectively, and that production was exactly what head coach Macky Cariño wanted to see from his team.“We are aiming for the semifinals so we have to be consistent right now,” said Carinño. “We had a good defensive performance today, and so was our offense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lady Altas outscored the Lady Bombers, 50-41, in spikes and had a distinct advantage in service aces at 12-2.Dolly Grace Verzosa had 21 points to lead the 2-3 Lady Bombers while skipper Shola Alvarez added 15. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments
AUC for Social Affairs Fadil (4th from left) alongside the other participants at the just ended STC meeting.The African Union’s Commissioner (AUC) for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadil, has expressed his department’s commitment to developing a ‘writing form’ for the continent’s languages for social integration and development.Commissioner El Fadil explained that the AU’s commitment comes against the backdrop of its continued support for the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), an organization entrusted with the task of developing and promoting African languages so that they can be used in all domains of the society in partnership with inherited colonial languages.Commissioner El Fadil, who spoke at the just ended statutory meeting of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) of ACALAN in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, added that one of the visions of the AU 2063 agenda is to make sure that the working languages of the organization and all its institutions should be African languages in order to bring that search for viable development strategies that would change the lives of the African people for the better.“This is a huge task, but it is possible as ACALAN and its collaborating partners continue to discover new ways on a daily basis on how our languages can be developed and become a pride for future generations of the continent so that the younger generations can recognize the socio-cultural, cognitive, and the economic value of African languages.“We will work with you and do everything possible to empower ACALAN with the necessary resources in order to make sure that African languages have writing forms to be taught in secondary schools and universities so that they become official media of communication in their countries or sub-region. Our languages are the expressions of our identity, culture, and heritage,” he said.Commissioner Fadil explained that the value of a language is not just created; therefore, it is about time that African countries give more support to ACALAN for the promotion and development of African languages.He argued that most African languages can have market value, if they are used from low to high functions, thus escaping from the dominance and hegemony of English.“This is possible to achieve if African countries start to use the written languages that have been developed by ACALAN for leaning and in everyday life, including high functions. The good news is that most of these languages are cross-border languages – languages that are spoken in more three countries, which makes it possible to achieve.“We will do everything possible to assist ACALAN and all its statutory organs to put in their possible best in the performance of their duties to make sure the priorities set for African languages in AU Vision 2063 is realized,” AUC Fadil said.Also speaking, Dr. Lang Fafa Dampha, acting Executive Secretary of ACALAN, said that the organization will soon start making available copies of African languages that already have ‘writing forms’ developed by them.“Language development is inevitably one of the main factors of the sustainable development of a people; therefore, the development of African languages as the pillar of African cultures is an indispensable factor of African integration and development,” he said, adding that the use of African languages will have a direct impact on human development and consequently, social transformation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 38-year-old woman is undergoing psychiatric treatment after attempted to take her own life by jumping off the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).The woman being brought to shore by two passersbyRehanna Budhan of Lot 42 Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, was rescued by passersby who saw her plunge into the Demerara River around midday on Tuesday.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the mother of one was walking on the Demerara Harbour Bridge heading west when she suddenly climbed onto the rail and plunged into the water.One of the rescuers, Parsram Ramchand, related to this newspaper that he was driving over the Bridge from the West Bank when he observed the woman walking in the opposite direction on the right-hand side of the bridge.“When I reach closer, I see this woman climb up on the rail and jump over. I stop my vehicle and run out,” he said, recalling that he immediately took off his boots and pants, and jumped in the water to save the woman.“A next guy jump behind me and we rescue her and bring her up on the river bank,” Ramchand stated. The man noted that the woman was unconscious when they brought her out of the water and so they took her to the Police Outpost on the eastern side of the Bridge.This newspaper was told that the woman, who has a five-year-old child, claimed that she has a spiritual problem hence she wanted to take her life. The woman’s mother was summoned to the outpost and told the officers that this was the first time her adult daughter had done something like that.In October last year, a man was rescued by passersby after he too jumped off the Bridge in a bid to take his life. The Harbour Bridge has become a hotspot for suicidal jumps, with many of them being successful.The latest victim was a woman who jumped to her death back in January 2015. Her body was discovered several hours later in the vicinity of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Wharf.