Gayoso powers Ateneo past DLSU in UAAP football

first_imgMANILA – Jarvey Gayoso scored a brace as the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles topped De La Salle University Green Archers, 3-1, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football at the FEU-Diliman pitch.The Green Archers actually drew first blood in the game with Mauro Acot scoring a rocket from way outside the box at the 10th minute. Gayoso delivered a sweet finish in the 16th minute for the Blue Eagles to level the count.Rupert Baña found the back of the net at the 42nd minute to put the Blue Eagles on top 2-1 at the half before Gayoso put the match from within reach with an 83rd minute conversion.The Eagles have avenged their 1-2 loss to the Lady Arcjers at the end of the first round to rose at 19 points. The Green Archers remains level with defending champion University of the Philippines in fourth spot with 13 points. Meanwhile, Far Eastern University Tamaraws defeated National University Bulldogs, 2-1, with rookie Gio Pabualan and Nikki Canonigo draining second-half goals for the Tamaraws to negate Bulldogs’ Angelo Paring’s 36th minute strike.In the other match, Steven Anotado struck in the 87th as University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers nipped University of the East Red Warriors, 2-1, to move up at 17 points.Ian de Castro’s header off a John Alianza’s free kick put the Growling Tigers on board at the half, before Krysler Opeña, capitalizing on a goalkeeping error by Zaldy Abraham, scored the equalizer for the Red Warriors in the 59th minute./PNlast_img read more

Canggih! Italia Jadi yang Pertama Gunakan Helm Thermal Scanning di Bandara

first_imgDikutip dari venturebeat.com, helm yang disebut mirip helm ‘Robocop’ ini sangat fungsional dalam mendeteksi orang dengan suhu di atas normal. Cara kerjanya, kamera inframerah yang memindai suhu tubuh langsung dipindai dalam sebuah display (seperti kaca pelindung helm sepeda motor) dengan tampilan color waveguide atau tampilan berdasarkan suhu tubuh melalui warna, seperti merah, kuning, dan hijau.Selain itu, dalam display tersebut juga tertera suhu berbentuk angka. Jadi, begitu “smart helmet” buatan Cina itu mendeteksi suhu di atas batas normal, secara otomatis sensor akan mengaktifkan alarm visual dan sonik (bunyi) untuk mengingatkan adanya potensi bahaya. Dengan begitu, petugas tidak memerlukan titik fokus tingkat tinggi, cukup membagi pandangan ke segala penjuru dan helm tersebut akan mengingatkannya bila terdapat potensi bahaya.Menariknya, “smart helmet” ini juga tersedia dalam mode “kerumunan besar” yang dapat memudahkan proses pemindaian suhu saat crowded. Selain dikelola langsung dalam bentuk data real di display atau kaca depan helm, data juga diolah atau terhubung dengan ke database pengenal wajah untuk melacak identitas orang dinilai berpotensi membahayakan dengan suhu tertentu. Proses pengiriman data dapat dilakukan dengan secepat mungkin dengan teknologi 5G, Wi-Fi, dan bluetooth yang disematkan dalam “smart helmet”.Baca juga: Bandara Hong Kong Terapkan Teknologi Disinfeksi Canggih yang Mampu Sterilkan 99 Persen BakteriSaat ini, bandara Internasional Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino disebut baru memiliki tiga buah helm canggih buatan Kuang-Chi Technology, Cina tersebut. Namun, otoritas bandara berencana akan menambah kuantitas penggunaan saat lalu lintas udara perlahan pulih. Di samping itu, di tingkat nasional, opsi untuk menerapkan teknologi serupa di bandara lain juga terbuka, dengan bandara tersibuk di Italia itu (Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino) sebagai role modelnya.Sebelumnya, Cina dilaporkan telah menerapkan teknologi modern untuk mendeteksi warga yang terkena virus corona. Tidak lagi dengan thermal scanner gun atau thermal gun, namun dengan helm pintar. Dengan perangkat pintar ini, diharapkan mampu mengurangi penyebaran virus corona di tempat umum. Helm pintar dilengkapi dengan kamera inframerah yang mampu mendeteksi suhu seseorang. Di Cina sendiri, helm telah digunakan aparat kepolisian di Chengdu, Provinsi Sichuan, Cina, serta di beberapa titik vital publik di berbagai wilayah lainnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBerkat Check-in Tanpa Sentuhan, Changi Dinobatkan Jadi Bandara Teraman di Dunia17/09/2020In “Bandara”Mengenal Bandara Terbesar dan Tersibuk di Italia, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino12/03/2020In “Bandara”Yang Pertama, Bandara Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Raih Peringkat “Bintang Lima Covid-19” dari Skytrax11/09/2020In “Bandara” Helm thermal scanner dengan teknologi augmented reality (AR) dan thermal scanner, yang dapat memudahkan petugas berwenang mendeteksi suhu tubuh calon penumpang dalam jarak tiga hingga lima meter sehingga meminimalisir penerbangan dari orang sakit, dalam hal ini pengidap Covid-19. Foto: Kuang-Chi Technology via venturebeat.com Bandara Internasional Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino, Roma, Italia jadi bandara pertama yang menggunakan helm canggih buatan Cina. Dengan teknologi augmented reality (AR) dan thermal scanner, petugas berwenang dapat dengan mudah mendeteksi suhu tubuh calon penumpang dalam jarak tiga hingga lima meter sehingga meminimalisir penerbangan dari orang sakit, dalam hal ini pengidap Covid-19.Baca juga: Mengenal Bandara Terbesar dan Tersibuk di Italia, Leonardo da Vinci–FiumicinoHelm canggih N901 yang dibuat di Shenzhen, Cina ini dinilai lebih baik ketimbang teknologi serupa dari Jerman dan Amerika Serikat (AS), yakni kacamata M400 AR Vuzix dan Onsight Cube Librestream yang diluncurkan nyaris bersamaan dengan “smart helmet” keluaran Kuang-Chi Technology tersebut pada awal Maret lalu.last_img read more

AGDC Participation Bill Passes Through Senate

first_imgSpeaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “I’m hoping that we can finally come to an agreement on what we’re doing there as a state and what the meaning of it is and if we can do that, maybe we can move forward on other things.” The Senate vote was 13-7 and was already passed by the House last week. That decision follows failed attempts by legislative leaders and Governor Bill Walker to make an agreement. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate passed the legislation to restrict the Alaska Gasline Development Corp from pursuing any other project but the Alaska LNG Project unless milestones are reached. The legislation states that AGDC may not pursue other projects unless one of three milestones is reached: the state or another party withdraws from Alaska LNG; Alaska LNG enters its next phase; or July 1, 2017.center_img House Speaker Mike Chenault is the bill sponsor and said the State and partners need certainty as they pursue the largest LNG pipeline and liquefaction facility in the world… Supporters of it say the bill shows the state’s support for the Alaska LNG  but critics worry it might put the state at a disadvantage if LNG stalls. Walker previously stated he would veto the bill if it reaches his desk and his spokeswoman Grace Jang said he still will.last_img read more

LSU saving celebration for Omaha

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B ATON ROUGE – LSU has dogpiled at center diamond 22 times in NCAA postseason play since 1986 when the Tigers won their first trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.A dogpile, which college baseball has in particular made famous, happens when players jump on top of one another and form sort of a pyramid of celebration after a significant victory.LSU has performed 16 of these upon winning the game to get it to Omaha – 10 times after winning an NCAA Regional tournament from 1986-1998 and six times after winning a Super Regional tournament, which the NCAA switched to in 1999 as the last step to Omaha. There were another six dogpiles after the Tigers won the national championship in Omaha in 1991, ’93, ’96, ’97, 2000 and 2009. That equals 22.But they’re missing one. LSU (53-10) won the right to go to Omaha for a 17th time last Sunday when it beat Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-3, to win the best-of-three Super Regional series at Alex Box Stadium and advance to a 2 p.m. game Sunday in the World Series against TCU (49-13) on ESPN.The Tigers, though, did not dogpile.“Maybe we’ll be saving that one,” said LSU junior shortstop and team leader Alex Bregman, whose idea it was not to dogpile.“We were just there two years ago, and a lot of the guys from that team are still here,” said senior Chris Sciambra, who was on the 2013 LSU team that reached Omaha along with Bregman, Mark Laird, Andrew Stevenson, Chris Chinea, Jared Foster, Hunter Devall, Hunter Newman and Russell Reynolds.“So it was not like this distant thing,” Sciambra said. “We expected to get there this year. Alex didn’t want to make a big deal about it. We should be there.”The players have moved lower key celebrations to shallow center field this season. They congregate there and just hop around.“We’ve been jumping in center all year,” Bregman said. “It’s kind of been our thing, and we wanted to do that again. We just, we were just happy to win. And we were just ready to go to Omaha. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”That 23rd dogpile may not happen until June 23 or 24 – the dates of the second and third games of the best-of-three championship series of the CWS – or maybe not until next year in the NCAA postseason.“I’m glad nobody got hurt by the way,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said upon hearing Bregman’s explanation.“That’s a big reason,” Bregman said. “We’re going there on a mission. We’re going to be very confident in Omaha. We deserve to be there. We’ve worked at it, worked at it since we lost last year.”Major missions need healthy bodies, and apparently Bregman is not taking any chances. LSU pitcher Anthony Ranaudo got his non-pitching hand stepped on in the 2009 dogpile at Alex Box after the NCAA Super Regional victory over Rice.He still was able to start three games and win two, including the national title game, in Omaha. LSU pitcher Lane Mestepey was accidentally speared by a teammate in the 2004 dogpile at Alex Box after LSU beat Texas A&M in the Super Regional series, but he was able to pitch in the CWS as well.UCLA second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla was not so fortunate. His wrist was broken in a dogpile after UCLA beat Cal State Fullerton in the Super Regional series in 2010, and he missed the CWS.The Bruins, who lost the CWS national championship series two games to none to South Carolina that year by 7-1 and 2-1 scores, obviously could have used Rahmatulla’s offense. He hit .328 that season with a go-aheadm two-run home run in the second game of the Super that UCLA won, 11-7, in 10 innings, and he led the team in runs scored with 52.“It was the first time LSU hasn’t dogpiled when we’re going to Omaha,” said LSU assistant coach Will Davis, who dogpiled as a player in 2004 and has watched the Tigers dogpile pre-Omaha in 2008, ’09, and ’13 and in Omaha in ’09.“We left it up to the players obviously,” Davis said. “We’re not going to make them dogpile. It’s always been up to the players. It’s their instinct whenever the last out’s made.“They didn’t want to do it, and, hey, that’s fine. Obviously, they’re saving the dogpile for something bigger hopefully.”A little self-preservation never injured anyone.“Maybe they didn’t want to get hurt,” Davis said. “That’s a good way to be safe about it. Certainly nobody did get hurt, so we’re going into Omaha with a good and healthy team.” College World Series Saturday’s Games•Arkansas (40-23) vs. Virginia (37-22), 2 p.m. (ESPN)•Florida (46-19) vs. Miami (49-15), 7 p.m. (ESPN)Sunday’s Games•TCU (51-13) vs. LSU (53-10), 2 p.m. (ESPN)•Cal State Fullerton (39-23) vs. Vanderbilt (47-19), 7 p.m. (ESPN2) LSU players leap in celebration in the outfield following their 6-3 victory over the UL Ragin' Cajuns in an NCAA Super Regional game at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sunday.LSU players leap in celebration in the outfield following their 6-3 victory over the UL Ragin’ Cajuns in an NCAA Super Regional game at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sunday.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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Harry: Wright-Phillips still has future at QPR

first_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 QPR boss Harry Redknapp has insisted that out-of-favour wide-man Shaun Wright-Phillips still has a future at the club.The former England international has been overshadowed by Junior Hoilett this season and been pushed further down the pecking order following the arrivals of Matt Phillips and Niko Kranjcar.But despite Wright-Phillips being well out of the first-team picture of late, Redknapp says he is not intending to offload him when the transfer window reopens in January.AdChoices广告“He’s got a future here, for sure,” said Redknapp.“I’m not really looking in the January transfer window to bring players in – I’ve not really thought about that.“I’m happy with the group of players I’ve got here and I wouldn’t really be looking to shift anyone either.“I’ve been pleased with Shaun. He’s a smashing lad, a good trainer and hasn’t been a minute’s problem.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Coronavirus lockdown: MLB season could be delayed until Memorial Day weekend

first_img First Published: 16th March, 2020 23:17 IST Written By The Coronavirus lockdown in the United States could see the MLB season start date postponed as a precautionary measure. The Center Of Disease Control And Prevention has recommended that no more than 50 people should gather together due to the growing instances of Coronavirus in the US for an eight week period. This means that the MLB season start date could be pushed to as far as the Memorial Day weekend. Also Read: Coronavirus Lockdown: MLB Encouraging Players To Go Home After Canceling SpringCoronavirus lockdown: MLB season postponed due to Coronavirus in the USThe MLB has put a hold on all baseball operations meaning that the upcoming season of the MLB which was supposed to kick off in late March could be postponed to May 9. The beginning of the MLB season has been suspended until April 9, though playing an entire 162-game season starting in April seems a tad unimaginable. The Coronavirus lockdown was issued after a New York Yankees minor league player tested positive for the virus. The Yankees have quarantined all their minor league players and as the player did not make way to the major league camp which is a mile away, the Yankees stars, for now, are safe. Also Read: NFL CBA Proposal Increases Salary Cap To $198.2 Million Per Club; Cap Space For Each Team LIVE TV COMMENT Sreehari Menon FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 16th March, 2020 23:17 IST Coronavirus Lockdown: MLB Season Could Be Delayed Until Memorial Day Weekend The Coronavirus lockdown in the United States could see the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) season postponed until the Memorial Day weekend on May 9. Coronavirus lockdown: Growing cases of Coronavirus in the US could see MLB season postponed up to Memorial Day The April 9 date seems like a pipe dream for the MLB season to start considering the outbreak of Coronavirus in the US. All major sporting events have been suspended including the NBA. The Center Of Disease Control And Prevention has advised minimum crowd gathering of no more than 50 people for an eight-week period. The Memorial Day, which is celebrated on May 9, in honour of the soldiers who died serving the United States, seems like the most appropriate date for the MLB season to start.Also Read: Coronavirus in the US: Negative Test For Mitchell’s Dad `a Sigh Of Relief’ To MetsCoronavirus lockdown: Coronavirus in the US could lead to shorter MLB season If the start of the MLB season is pushed to Memorial Day, the consequences of a delayed season are wide-ranging. Issues such as compensations, especially for the minor league players and the staff, service time, schedule, workouts all need to be sorted for a smooth 2020 campaign. There could be a possibility of the December World Series games being held in neutral sites but this can only be taken into account once the Coronavirus in the US situation gives clarity. Also Read: Coronavirus lockdown Putting A Damper On Prep Tourneys Across Country last_img

Tottenham Start Premier League Campaign With Victory

first_imgNorth London giants Tottenham Hotspur opened their season with a win following a 2-1 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the second match of the new Premier League season.All the three goals came within the first eighteen minutes as Tottenham emerged on the positive side of the divide.Tottenham took the lead through a header from Belgian centre back Jan Vertonghen on eight minutesCentre referee Martin Atkinson awarded the goal with the help of Goal-line Technology (GLT).Newcastle United bounced back almost immediately after Joselu converted Matt Ritchie’s devilish cross in the 11th minute only for Tottenham to regain the lead seven minutes later from the third header of the game off Nigerian-born England international Dele Alli.Tottenham were good value for their first half lead but their hosts improved after the break and were unlucky not to get at least a point as Mohamed Diame and substitute Salomon Rondon struck the post in the second half.With the win, Tottenham Hotspur join Manchester United as early leaders at the top of the table after the Red Devils defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the 2018/19 Premier League opener on Friday night.Relatedlast_img read more

Hamilton and Mercedes set sights on seven

first_imgThe sevens are aligning for Lewis Hamilton in Canada with another of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records in his sights as Mercedes aim for a seventh win in seven races this season.Montreal has been a happy hunting ground for the five times world champion and Sunday could see the Briton equal Schumacher’s seven Canadian Grand Prix victories between 1994 and 2004.Yet Hamilton, who leads Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas by 17 points in the standings after four wins out of six, can take nothing for granted at a power-sensitive track named after Ferrari great Gilles Villeneuve.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won from pole position in Canada last year and Mercedes have suggested the high-speed circuit could again favour Italian rivals whose season has yet to get into gear.“We are beginning to see more clearly the strengths and weaknesses of our car. In the past six races, we were very strong in the corners but lost time on the straights,” said principal Toto Wolff.“This will make Canada a huge challenge for us as the track characteristics could favour our opponents – there are many long straights, and fewer corners in which to make up lap time.”Hamilton, who took the first Formula One win of his career at the circuit with McLaren in 2007, indicated after winning the previous race in Monaco that a Mercedes engine upgrade was expected.While Mercedes have kept a lid on their plans, the timing would be right since the rules allow each driver three engines per season and Canada comes a third of the way through the 21-race championship.Ferrari, Renault and Honda have already introduced their upgraded engines.A main concern for the champions will be tyre management, with Hamilton struggling on the wrong choice in Monaco.“We need to learn from Monaco… because this situation in Montreal, you lose the race,” Wolff told reporters at the time, cautioning also against too much confidence after such an unprecedented start to the campaign.“We must never be carried away by saying we are just flying at the moment and it’s going to continue like this,” said the Austrian.Ferrari were out of sorts in Monaco, despite Vettel finishing second for the team’s best result so far this season, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen posing the biggest threat to Hamilton but hit with a time penalty.“It’s a fun track, at least you can overtake if needed and I always enjoy going there,” said Verstappen, who was third in Canada last year behind second-placed Bottas.“I expect Ferrari to be more competitive in Canada, so for us it may be a bit more difficult, but as always we will try and maximise the result.”Bottas, beaten into third in Monaco after a pitlane clash with Verstappen that cost him second place and Mercedes a sixth successive one-two, will be fired up to claw back points from Hamilton.While rivals talked up Ferrari’s prospects, team boss Mattia Binotto has sounded less optimistic.“We know we’re not competitive enough right now,” he said. “And for the time being we haven’t got any more changes coming on the car that will have a significant effect on the problems we have encountered since the start of the season.”last_img read more

Ross knows what new import McKines is made of: ‘He wants to win’

first_img“More than practice, I had the chance to be with the team and get to know my teammates as people and they get to know me and that translates on the basketball floor,” said McKines, who is playing for his third PBA franchise after making his league debut for the Alaska Aces in 2013.“It’s good that he was able to come early and go through the playoff process with us and how we operate in practice, how we operate during games,” Ross said.Ross added that the Beermen’s quest for a Grand Slam gives McKines’ more reasons to win.“It adds extra motivation for him and he’s a winner so it’s easy for him to integrate with us,” said Ross.“I’m playing on the best team in the PBA and I play with a lot of heart and passion so no pressure just all opportunity,” McKines said.ADVERTISEMENT And how could he not? It was a game where then-Rain or Shine import Wendell McKines muscled his way to 53 points on 16-of-23 shooting from the field and 17 rebounds with five assists and five blocks to boot.“I’ve never played with him but playing against him, he’s a beast,” said Ross, who doesn’t have to worry about slowing down McKines with the Oakland, California native suiting up for the Beermen in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“One game in the semifinals when he was still with Rain or Shine, he put 50 points on us so he’s a tough dude, he’s hungry, he wants to win and he knows the task at hand.”McKines, who turns 29 next month, won’t get to play until the next several weeks but his work has already started in May when he joined SMB here. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Lassiter gets back at TNT 5 years after his first Finals loss LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Wendell McKines. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAs a five-time PBA champion, Chris Ross has been through a lot of playoff games and yet he could still remember that particular Saturday night when his San Miguel Beermen lost to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 2 of the Governors’ Cup semifinals two years ago.The game was forgettable for the Beermen, who lost, 113-110, after they blew a 20-point lead in the third quarter, but somehow, Ross recalled that moment on the fly.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LSU title parade draws massive crowds MOST READlast_img read more

Oil good life

first_imgSometimes Satiricus enjoyed his job as a newshound. Here it was he’d gotten the chance to see the future, and to be honest with himself, he rather enjoyed it. His editor had sent him to cover the Big “Oil Summit” at the Marriott, and right off the bat he was impressed: he had to be ‘accredited”!! Normally, when the local business big-wigs have their “summits”, you could just show up and – BINGO!! – you were in!As he swaggered into the Back Street Bar, he was humming the tagline “Money in the land with the Yankee dollar bill!!” from the old Merrymen cover of “Big, Big Bamboo!”“Eh! Eh! Sato bai!! Like yuh get lucky or wha?!” exclaimed Cappo as Satiricus dropped into his seat.“Yankee dallah bill?” enquired Bungi. “Like yuh get money fram far-in or wha’??”“Better than that, fellas!!” exclaimed Satiricus. “Better than that!!”“What could be better than money from foreign?” asked Hari. “You win the Lotto?”“Even better, fellas!” said Satiricus as he took a swig of his beer. “My leaders Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat, with the help of Trot Man, have brought the good life to Guyana!!”“Like yuh run-aff again, Sato!” accused Bungi. “Yuh leadah dem fyah six t’ousan suga-worka and abee get “good life”??”“Fellas, I just came back from the Oil Summit,” said Satiricus breathlessly. “And you should see all these big-time foreign executives with their PowerPoint presentations!! It’s like we’re in America!!”“Oh!!” said Cappo. “Suh hummuch a dem guh hyaah Guyanese?”“Yes!” exclaimed Bungi indignantly. “Las’ week abee bin a de Jaab Fair and 800 people put dong dem name. Yuh know how much a dem get wuk?”“No!” admitted Satiricus.“NONE!” said Bungi. “Suh me, too, wan’ fuh know if de Summit gat jab fuh abee!”“Well, it’ll take time, you know,” said Satiricus slowly.“Sato, my friend, these foreigners are here to get jobs for themselves,” said Hari. “Your leaders must make sure they create jobs for us.”“Suh abee gat fuh wait fuh de “good life”, Sato?” asked Cappo.Satiricus became quiet.last_img read more