Filoil: FEU survives UST scare, moves closer to quarterfinals

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ UST never had a legitimate center to patrol the pain the whole tournament and instead relied on its quick guards and agile forwards to press and trap on defense.“That’s what I told my team that you should never be complacent against a pressing team,” added Racela in Filipino.The Growling Tigers had a chance to change the momentum of the game with 38.3 seconds left after FEU’s turnover but Richard Escoto swiped the ball away from Kenneth Zamora.Escoto then iced the game from the free throw line for the Tamaraws.Joseph Nunag put up a team-high 16 points to lead FEU while Escoto had 15 points and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern University got through by the skin of its teeth, holding off University of Santo Tomas, 86-82, in the group stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Tamaraws moved closer to the quarterfinals after bumping their record to 5-1 in Group B while the Growling Tigers, who are experiencing a player exodus in the off-season, dropped to 1-5 in the tournament.After leading 71-60 at the end of the third, the Tamaraws were then subjected to UST’s pressing and rapid-fire scoring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Growling Tigers managed to get to as close as 85-82 after CJ Cansino’s three-pointer with 38.3 seconds left.“All pressing teams whether they’re undersized or undermanned will always remain competitive, and this UST team is no different,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela. “Actually the whole game they were with us.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rockets’ strong defense carry them to within a win of NBA Finals Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Zach Huang led the Growling Tigers with 23 points while Cansino added 20 points, six rebounds, and two steals.RELATED VIDEO LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Bar owner jailed for 15 years for human trafficking

first_img…to pay victims $5M in compensationJailed: Savita PersaudThe owner of Liquid Love Bar was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Savita Persaud was found guilty of the charge of trafficking two Venezuelan women and as an additional consequence, she was also ordered to pay over $2.5 million in compensation to the victims.The trial was held in-camera and Persaud was represented by Attorney-at-law George Thomas.The charge stated that between January 31 and March 8, 2019, at Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown, she recruited, transported and harboured two female Venezuelans for sexual exploitation. One of the victims was a minor.Chief Magistrate McLennan sentenced Persaud to serve 10 years’ imprisonment for trafficking the underage girl and five years for trafficking the adult female.The sentences will run concurrently. She was ordered to pay $2.3 million to the underage victim and $2.2 million to the other Venezuelan woman.Persaud was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and fined $1.1 million.She was also jailed on two counts of employing a 17-year-old child on a premises that sells intoxicating liquor and confiscating the Venezuelan women’s immigration documents for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more

Trees vital to human existence – Granger at National Tree Day

first_imgPresident David Granger, on Friday afternoon, participated in the Agriculture Ministry’s annual National Tree Day activities held at the Union Sports and Cultural Complex, No 53 Village, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) the Public Information and Press Service Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency stated.Granger, in his address, said trees are important to Guyana’s sustainable development drive. He said the National Tree Day highlights the importance of trees to the economy and environment, adding that “trees are part of our natural patrimony”.President David Granger waters the tree he planted at the Union Sports and Culture Complex, No 53 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Friday [Ministry of the Presidency photo]“The Day’s celebrations have emphasised the aesthetic, economic and environmental importance of trees and, also, their social and recreational value,” he is quoted by the Public Information and Press Service Unit as saying.The observance of National Tree Day commenced in October 2015 and President Granger reminded that trees are essential to human existence and the preservation of Guyana, as a Green State.He said trees provide products used by humans such as clothing, food, housing and medicines. They protect our biodiversity, provide ecosystem services, such as the regulation of the water cycle, pollination, temperature modulation, carbon sequestration and air purification; and beautify the surroundings.“Guyana’s trees are the part of the lungs of the earth and the habitat of our unsurpassable biodiversity. The environment is world class,” the President said while noting that Government will continue to promote the preservation, proliferation, protection and planting of trees.Guyana’s forests provide essential environmental and ecosystem services which protect the country’s natural capital and its people and sustain life. The forests are the habitat of more than 800 species of birds, 179 species of reptiles, 225 species of mammals and much of the 130 species of amphibians.Guyana has dedicated the Kanashen Protected Area – located in the Rupununi and spanning an area of almost 7,000 km2 – to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network for forest conservation projects.Granger, however, reminded that the extractive industries could present a threat to the environment. These industries, despite the economic benefits they provide, are associated with air pollution, biodiversity loss, freshwater and oceanic contamination, greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation and resource depletion.Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder reiterated President Granger’s appeal for citizens to preserve the environment.The exercise was themed “Time waits for no one; the best time to plant a tree is now”.last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgSATURDAY Tomato-growing class, 9-10:30 a.m., Northridge Botanical Garden, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Free. To register, call (818) 677-3496. Arbor Day celebration, 9 a.m.-noon, Wild Walnut Park, Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. Call (818) 591-1701. Environmental Education Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Free with admission. Call (626) 821-4623. An Evening of Magic benefit show, 7 p.m., Boys & Girls Club Gymnasium, 24909 Newhall Ave. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-2582. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com .160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Youth Naturalist Program: Native American Culture, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. Fee. To register, call (818) 591-1701, Ext. 181. Castaic Lake Winter Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 32132 Castaic Lake Drive. Call (661) 253-2121. Historical Journey Through America’s Music, 10-11:45 a.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks; 1-1:45 p.m., Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Free. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 213, or (805) 498-2139. Camp Fair 2007, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Free. Call (310) 544-1042. St. Francis Dam lecture/tour, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Bus tour will begin at 2. Cost: $35. For reservations, call (661) 254-1275. last_img read more

Manchester United transfer news: Deal agreed for Dutch ace and more rumours

first_img Is Javier Hernandez staying at Old Trafford? Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – The Mexicans chances of a move to Real Madrid or Liverpool is in massive doubt after the 27 year-old broke his collarbone on international duty. The forward has admitted that he wants first-team chances and will look elsewhere if not guaranteed by Louis van Gaal but now it seems the striker has little choice but to stay in Manchester. The injury could see Chicharito out of action for up to a month, missing the Gold Cup for Mexico. Also missing pre-season with United, the injury will put off potential buyers. 7 Manchester United are looking to strengthen their side and mount a serious title challenge this season with targets from La Liga making the headlines.The Red Devils have been waiting for Real Madrid to approach David De Gea for weeks, but Louis van Gaal is standing his ground, demanding something in return from Los Blancos.Interest in an Atletico Madrid star has surfaced, with the player wanting a move to the Premier League, but to United’s rivals Chelsea.Having already been dealt a blow with target Ilkay Gundogan agreeing a new two-year deal at Borussia Dortmund, the Red Devils were also reportedly interested in new Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne before their move to Anfield.But who is on the Dutchman’s radar? And who is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… 7 7 RVP gone? Reports suggest the Dutchman has agreed a move to Turkey. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – Robin van Persie is edging closer to a move to Fenerbahce after reaching an agreement in principle with the Super Lig side. Jamie Jackson from the Guardian has revealed that Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has been in Istanbul for the past two days, negotiating with the Turkish club to secure a deal. The Dutchman has, reportedly agreed personal terms with the club and is ready to sign a four-year deal. 7 7 7 Turkish Delight? The Red Devils face competition with Barcelona and Chelsea for Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – The Mirror reports that Manchester United have made an approach for Turkey international Arda Turan, however the Atletico star has interest from Barcelona and Premier League rivals Chelsea. It is reported that the 28 year-old would prefer a move to west London, linking up with former team-mate Diego Costa. Is Nani off to Turkey? Portuguese star’s career at Old Trafford all but over. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – Turkish side Fenerbahce have admitted an interest in Man United star Nani and a £4.3m offer could see the move completed. The 28 year-old spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon and with Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal planning on reshuffling his attacking options next season, Nani’s time at Old Trafford seems to be coming to a close. His time in Manchester saw the tricky winger win four Premier League trophies and a Champions League winners’ medal. Transfer tug-of-war for Spanish pair. United and Real Madrid at war over shot-stopper. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – The transfer battle between two of the biggest clubs in football continues. Manchester United have demanded that they will not sell David De Gea unless Sergio Ramos heads the other way. It means that if the Ramos deal does not go ahead United are prepared to allow De Gea to run out of the final year of his contract at Old Trafford. They have also been heartened by Ramos’s continued insistence that he is genuine in his wish to leave Real this summer and join the Premier League club. Ramos has asked Real to listen to United’s offer. United say that it will cost them around £30million to buy a world-class goalkeeper to replace De Gea and that they value Ramos at around that price. Is French shot-stopper the perfect replacement for De Gea? Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – Hugo Lloris is favourite to replace David De Gea if the Spaniard completes a move to Real Madrid. Lloris is under contract at Tottenham until 2019 which will mean the Red Devils will need to pay a hefty price to secure the Frenchman’s services. A big lure for Lloris is his wish to play Champions League football. With United making the qualifying stages for the competition after finishing fourth last season, the attraction of playing the elite in Europe could see Lloris head to Manchester. 7 Is another France international heading to Old Trafford? Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer news at Old Trafford. – Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin could soon seal a move to Manchester United after a £20m deal was rejected by the south-coast club. Although the Saints hope to sell Schneiderlin for around £30m, United believe they can acquire the 25-year-old for a fee of closer to £25m. With rivals, Arsenal, losing interest in the midfielder, van Gaal is keen to add the Frenchman to his squad before the club fly out for the summer tour of the United States on 13 July.last_img read more

Infected puppies sold out of vans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsInvestigators said Daniel Ruiz admitted that he sold puppies out of a van. Authorities said they then discovered that his brother, Ismael, sold puppies out of a second van. Daniel Ruiz turned six of his nine dogs over to the Department of Animal Services and agreed to provide medical care for the three remaining dogs. He and Garcia were charged late Monday with animal cruelty, selling dogs in a public place without a permit, operating a kennel without a permit and failing to have dog licenses. Ismael Ruiz was charged with operating a kennel without a permit and failing to have dog licenses. “Unlicensed breeders – they don’t have training, and they’re not giving the animals proper veterinarian training,” Mateljean said. “We want to get the word out to the public that these animals could be sick, and they should not be purchased from unlicensed breeders.” Three Sun Valley residents have been charged with selling sick puppies from a van on the side of a road, authorities said Tuesday. Officials said Daniel Ruiz, 51, Graciela Garcia, 50, and Ismael Ruiz, 53, bred dogs at their Sun Valley home, where they operated a kennel, and sold Chihuahuas and poodles from the back of two vans along Sunland Boulevard. The city’s Department of Animal Services received complaints from people who bought the dogs and found out they were in grave condition. “One woman bought a puppy and then took it to a veterinarian and had it diagnosed with parvovirus, a highly contagious disease in dogs,” said Frank Mateljean, spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office. “All of the dogs that were found were sick. They had skin lesions on their bodies.” josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES OVERCOME RIVALS CARN

first_imgBUNCRANA CLG NOTES (01.05.2016)We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to our chairman, Chris Walsh and his family on the death of his father, Dan Walsh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walsh family at this time.Senior Football. Buncrana senior footballers were away this weekend to Letterkenny Gaels. This time though they were under strength and were on the losing side by the narrow margin of 3 points.Our reserve team, again support by some of our minor footballers were showing great strength winning with big performances from Craig Doherty and John Cassidy. Conor O’Donnell again was consistent and to even up the average age of a very young team, Stephen and Paul McGonigle featured adding experience to the game.Senior Ladies:Buncrana 4 7 Carndonagh 2 11. Buncrana ladies won a hard fought local derby with a great display of hunger to record their first victory in division one after a dominant first half. They had to withstand a late Carn comeback to hold on for a well deserved win in a great team performance young Lucy Jackson, Aimee Casey and Bernie Devlin were outstanding. Well done ladies. Termon at home next Sunday come along and give them the support they deserveBingo Buncrana GAA are delighted to announce that they have joined with iCARE and will run a charity Bingo on 5th May 2016 at the Plaza. There will be €3500 in prizes. This will start at 8.30pm. Single books €15 & double books €20. Contact Pauline Grant, Michelle McKenna or Catherine O’Neill for books and any further details.Club MembershipAnyone who has not paid club membership please pay as soon as possible. Contact any committee member if you wish to renew or become a member. If you have paid, we are grateful for your support. Membership can be paid online.Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use. Bord Na nOgGaelic footballBoys & GirlsU6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoysU8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm – 8.00pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pmU16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES OVERCOME RIVALS CARN was last modified: May 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAAdonegallast_img read more

McGETTIGANS AND FINN HARPS PRESENT ‘A NIGHT WITH JASON McATEER’

first_imgJason McAteer in action for Ireland.McGettigan’s and Finn Harps FC are delighted to announce “An Evening With Jason McAteer” will take place at the Clanree Hotel on Tuesday 24th May. Ireland legend McAteer is famous for his wit and stories and will be joined by Irish Comedian of the Year Eric Lalor for an evening of football talk, humour and nostalgia ahead of the big kick of for Euro 2016.Tickets are only €10 and this includes entry into a draw for two pairs of tickets to see Ireland at Euro 2016! Harps Chairman Sean Quinn said “We would like to thank our main sponsor McGettigan’s for helping organise what promises to be a very enjoyable night out for everyone. Our supporters are aware we will go through a five week period with no home games during the summer so it is vital we all come together and ensure our fundraising events are a big success.”Tickets available from Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Letterkenny, Finn Harps Clubhouse or online via Finnharps.comDoors 7pm, Q&A from 8pm, followed by a meet & greet session.McGETTIGANS AND FINN HARPS PRESENT ‘A NIGHT WITH JASON McATEER’ was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsJason McAteerMcGettigan’slast_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENTS ALREADY ON THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK IN JAILBREAK CHARITY CHALLENGE

first_imgDaire and PaulDONEGAL university students are on their way to New York tonight – as part of the Jailbreak 2014 charity challenge.Daire Mc Mullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-Forde are among 100 students who have 36 hours to travel as far away from Dublin as possible without spending a single cent!A short-time ago Daire revealed they are in London – and about to board a flight to New York! “We’ve just secured flights to New York, thanks to Digital Fone Communications Buncrana and Filan’s Centra,” said Daire.“We’re at Gatwick airport, London – next stop JFK! That’s 5,129km.”They are required to beg, borrow or blag their travel costs, regardless of the destination.It’s a charity based initiative and all funds raised are given to the students’ designated charities with the Donegal lads giving money to St Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International. Last year two students made it all the way to Buenos Aires, Argentina.Daire and Paul left Kilmainham Jail today with the rest of the teams – and have until 9pm Sunday to get as far away from Dublin as possible.Other teams were tonight in Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Krakow and LanzaroteYou can donate herehttp://www.jailbreak14.com/teams/Daire-and-Paul/ DONEGAL STUDENTS ALREADY ON THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK IN JAILBREAK CHARITY CHALLENGE was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaDaire Mc MullinPaul McDonagh-FordeStranorlarlast_img read more

World reminded: 40 million are HIV-positive

first_img An estimated 5.1 million people are living with HIV in India – the most in any single country except South Africa. Nigeria, Africa’s most-populous nation, is third. South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka urged her countrymen to show their concern about AIDS throughout the year. “Whatever good we do today, let us repeat it tomorrow, next week and in the coming months as we look forward to the years ahead,” she said Thursday. South Africa’s government has been accused of responding sluggishly to the crisis. Life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs became available through the public health system last year only in South Africa. In a speech in Washington, President George W. Bush pledged to expand AIDS-prevention programs that the United States funds in Africa and elsewhere around the world, emphasizing abstinence as well as condom use. Calling the U.S. approach dangerously unrealistic, critics have said the programs stress abstinence at the expense of condom use. From the far reaches of the globe, people showed solidarity with the world’s AIDS sufferers. There were thousands of candles to illuminate the Swedish winter gloom at anti-AIDS vigils planned for the capital, Stockholm, and a southern city, Malmo. The British government marked World AIDS Day by contributing $48 million to the global fight against the disease. Estonia’s National Institute for Health Development campaigned on Thursday for increased tolerance of HIV-infected people. With more than 5,000 diagnosed cases, Estonia has among the highest number of HIV infections in Europe. In southern Africa, the region hardest hit by AIDS, people lined up to be tested in tents set up outside a new pediatric AIDS center on the outskirts of the capital of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where the government is offering free HIV testing and counseling to all households by the end of 2007. “I urge all Basotho to know their status so that they can be able to manage their lives and receive treatment in the case of those affected,” said Lesotho’s King Letsie III. Only a few dozen joined a procession in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. “Since I believe I don’t have it, I don’t see why I should march,” said Mufu Adebajo, a 22-year-old craftsman watching from his roadside stand. “Otherwise, people will think I have it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In Africa’s last absolute monarchy, Swaziland, AIDS events were canceled by royal decree because they clashed with a traditional ceremony. More than 38 percent of adults in the country are infected with HIV – the highest infection rate in the world. But Senegal, heavily Muslim, is a relatively bright spot on the continent, with only about 1 percent of the population infected. On Thursday, dozens of children packed a school in the central town of Fatick to learn more about the disease. “I’ve decided to wait until I’m 19 to have a relationship,” said one of the students, Awa Sarr. “When I go back home, I’ll tell my brothers and sisters about AIDS. That’s why we’re here.” In India, 70 infected women stepped out of the shadows during a rally in Golaghat, a town in eastern Assam state, to acknowledge they are living with HIV or AIDS and to say they should not be shunned. “I’m happy many women have paid heed to our call and have openly admitted to their HIV-positive status,” said Jahnabi Goswami, 28. “Men with the disease need to follow suit.” FATICK, Senegal – Schoolchildren in Senegal pledged to abstain from sex, and village women in India cast off a veil of shame about their HIV status, as World AIDS Day was marked Thursday around the globe. “Our teacher told us that AIDS is a very dangerous disease,” said 13-year-old Aissatou Niang, wearing a green Muslim head scarf. “Only abstinence can save us,” she said as her schoolmates giggled nearby. Such frank talk among African children is key, say anti-AIDS campaigners who emphasize that science can help combat the disease, but ignorance surrounding its transmission means AIDS is hard to halt and treat. About 40 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 3 million of them are expected to die of AIDS this year. Africa, with only 10 percent of the global population, suffers more than half of the world’s HIV infections. last_img read more