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Nazareth-NU, La Salle-Lipa seal title tiff

first_imgNazareth School of National U clipped Holy Rosary College and silenced the home crowd, scoring a 25-17, 25-13, 25-19 victory to set up a title clash with La Salle-Lipa in the 18-and-under Rebisco Volleyball League at  City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna late Saturday.But while the NSNU girls kept their unbeaten run going, the Batangas squad needed five sets to ward off Hope Christian High School, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 15-8.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set We go crazy for our hoop team The finals match was ongoing at press time with Hope and Holy Rosary slugging it out for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

US increase number of medics at Guantanamo over hunger strike

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – Extra medical staff have been sent to the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay to help address a hunger strike that has spread to nearly two-thirds of the detainees, authorities said Monday.With the strike now entering its 12th week, U.S. President Barack Obama has faced fresh calls to honor his promise to close the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba, which holds 166 individuals captured as part of the “War on Terror.”Some 40 U.S. Navy medical personnel, including nurses and specialists, arrived over the weekend, said Lt. Col. Samuel House, a military spokesman at Guantanamo.“The influx of personnel was planned several weeks ago as increasing numbers of detainees chose to protest their detention,” he said.House said 100 of the 166 inmates are striking, a number that hasn’t changed since Saturday. Of those, 21 are receiving feeding through nasal tubes, the spokesman said, one more than on Saturday.Five are hospitalized, he added in the statement, without specifying whether any were in life-threatening condition.However, he told AFP that none were close to dying, officially denying allegations by British Guantanamo expert Andy Worthington, who wrote on his blog that four prisoners were “close to death” as a result of the strike, citing a “credible source inside Guantanamo.”One of the at-risk detainees, Worthington said, was Khiali Gul, one of 86 prisoners cleared for release yet jailed indefinitely.“Every day I expect to hear the worst. I am appalled that President Obama has done nothing, and continues to do nothing,” Worthington told AFP.Lawyers for the detainees have said around 130 inmates are observing the hunger strike, more than officially acknowledged.The rapidly growing protest movement began on Feb. 6, when inmates claimed prison officials searched Korans in a way they considered blasphemous, according to their lawyers.Officials have denied any mishandling of Islam’s holy book.But the strike has now turned into a larger protest by prisoners against their indefinite incarceration without charge or trial over the past 11 years.House said recently that while detainees have a right to protest, “it is our mission to provide a safe, secure and humane environment, and we will not allow our detainees to starve themselves to death.”On Friday, the White House said it continues to closely monitor the hunger strikers and that Obama remained “committed to closing” Guantanamo.“A fundamental obstacle to closing this detention facility … remains in Congress,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.More and more critics have called for the immediate closure of the facility.Among them is former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, Air Force Col. Morris Davis, who warned that “unless President Obama acts soon, I believe it is likely one or more of the detainees will die.”Andrea Prasow, senior counterterrorism counsel and advocate at Human Rights Watch, said “there has never been such a critical moment in the history of Guantanamo.”“It’s an incredible crisis in the American government, both in terms of health and welfare of these men, but there are also very serious national security concerns should someone die in Guantanamo,” she told AFP.“I think it will be perceived outside of the U.S. as the U.S. government’s responsibility.”Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, wrote a letter to Obama asking the administration to “renew its efforts” to transfer out the 86 detainees who were cleared for such a move by U.S. military authorities.She also called for the reassessment of the “security situation on the ground in Yemen, because is my understanding that 56 of the 86 detainees cleared for transfer are Yemeni.”Obama imposed a moratorium on repatriating Yemenis held at Guantanamo in 2009 after a plot to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day was traced back to Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni franchise. Facebook Comments Related posts:Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study Obama will try again to shut Guantanamo prison U.S. Activists Protest Guantanamo Prison Camp in Cuba Uruguay agrees to take Guantanamo detaineeslast_img read more