WHO vows to aid Kenya in ending malaria by 2020

November 21, 2014 12:05 pm· Comments Off on WHO vows to aid Kenya in ending malaria by 2020 

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Nov. 21 — The World Health Organization (WHO) vowed on Thursday to step up efforts to assist Kenya in eliminating malaria by 2020.

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Spanish health worker to return after possible Ebola contagion in Mali

November 21, 2014 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Spanish health worker to return after possible Ebola contagion in Mali 

MADRID, Nov. 21 — A Spanish health worker from the Doctors without Borders organization (Medecins San Frontiers: MSF) will be flown back to Spain early Friday morning from Mali as the result of a risk of contagion from the Ebola virus.

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China-donated bio-safety lab breaks ground in Sierra Leone

November 21, 2014 12:05 pm· Comments Off on China-donated bio-safety lab breaks ground in Sierra Leone 

FREETOWN, Nov. 21 — Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday ceremonially broke ground on a China-donated permanent fixed bio-safety level III laboratory aimed to test bacterial and other fungal diseases in the country.

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China donates medical supplies to Togo

November 21, 2014 12:05 pm· Comments Off on China donates medical supplies to Togo 

LOME, Nov. 21 — The Chinese government on Thursday donated medical supplies worth 5 million yuan (about USD820,000) to assist Togo in its Ebola virus disease prevention and response strategy.

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65th Fil-Am Golf opens with record 1,235 players

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm· Comments Off on 65th Fil-Am Golf opens with record 1,235 players 

By Jojo Lamaria

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 20 (PNA) – The 65th Fil-Am Golf Tournament tee off today, November 20 with 1,235 registered players breaking the 2013 registrants of 1,110.

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Lakers come back to win over Rockets

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm· Comments Off on Lakers come back to win over Rockets 

HOUSTON, Nov. 20 — The Los Angeles Lakers came from behind in the final two minutes to beat the Houston Rockets 98-92 Wednesday night at Toyota Center, giving the host team their first losing streak of the season.

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Cebu-led beach volleybal teams make playoff in 4th Asian Beach Games

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm· Comments Off on Cebu-led beach volleybal teams make playoff in 4th Asian Beach Games 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 20 — Cebu City's crazy dream of one day sending a team to the summer Olympics in beach volleyball is starting to bear some fruit, though in a lesser known international competition.

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Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm· Comments Off on Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open 

HONG KONG, Nov. 20 — Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu suffered a three-game loss to lesser-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round of US$ 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here today.

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Africa Economy: Kenya pledges favorable business environment for investors by Njoroge Kaburo and David Musyoka

November 21, 2014 11:59 am· Comments Off on Africa Economy: Kenya pledges favorable business environment for investors by Njoroge Kaburo and David Musyoka 

NAIROBI, Nov. 21 — A two-day Kenya international investment conference ended in Nairobi late Thursday, with the government promising a conducive business environment for both local and foreign investors.

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Spanish treasury places 3.036-B euros on market, completes financial needs for the year

November 21, 2014 11:59 am· Comments Off on Spanish treasury places 3.036-B euros on market, completes financial needs for the year 

MADRID, Nov. 21 — The Spanish treasury on Thursday placed treasury bonds to the value of 3.036 billion euros (about 3. 8 billion U.S. dollars) on the market placing 100 percent of the country's financial needs for 2014.

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