GRIZZLIES 111, 76ERS 89Brandan Wright scored 16 points as the Grizzlies improved to 2-0 in the preseason.Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington each scored 13 for the 76ers.GRIZZLIES: Mike Conley and Marc Gasol sat out. … Chandler Parsons played 18 minutes and had five points. … Andrew Harrison scored 14 points and JaMychal Green had 11.76ERS: JJ Redick scored 11 points in his 76ers debut. … Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, who finished second and third in last season’s Rookie of the Year voting, didn’t play. … Emeka Okafor, the former No. 2 overall pick trying to make an NBA comeback from back injuries, had two points in 9 1/2 minutes.UP NEXT: Memphis (2-0) visits Atlanta on Monday. Philadelphia (0-1) hosts Boston on Friday.HORNETS 108, PISTONS 106Rookie Malik Monk scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Charlotte spoiled Detroit’s first game at Little Caesars Arena.Andre Drummond had 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Pistons’ preseason opener.HORNETS: Nicolas Batum sprained his left elbow and left 49 seconds into the game. … Jeremy Lamb scored 18 points off the bench. … Dwight Howard had 12 points and 11 rebounds. … Frank Kaminsky scored 13 points and Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all had 10. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Wade and Rose made their debuts for the Cavaliers, who got a great first impression from Kevin Love in the center spot. The former All-Star guards both scored seven points as Cleveland lost 109-93 to the Atlanta Hawks while LeBron James sat out while recovering from a sprained left ankle.The Cavs are making Love their starting center this season and he began the game with 3-pointers for Cleveland’s first two baskets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPhiladelphia started the last two No. 1 overall picks together in its 111-89 home loss to Memphis. Simmons, who missed all of last season recovering from a broken foot, showed his versatility with six points, nine assists and seven rebounds. He shot only 2 for 8 and Fultz was worse at 2 for 13, finishing with four points in his first game.HAWKS 109, CAVALIERS 93 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ MAVERICKS: Dallas made 18 3-pointers. … Dirk Nowitzki had eight points and nine rebounds from the starting center spot.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-1) hosts Milwaukee on Friday. Dallas (2-0) hosts Orlando on Monday.NUGGETS 128, LAKERS 107Kenneth Faried had 25 points and seven rebounds in Denver’s second victory in three nights over the winless Lakers.Rookie Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points in a game where both teams rested top players in Ontario, California.NUGGETS: Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler sat out. … Faried was 11 for 13 from the floor. … Jamal Murray scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds.LAKERS: No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball missed the game after injuring his ankle in Denver’s victory Monday. Brandon Ingram also got the night off. … Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points off the bench.UP NEXT: Denver (3-0) visits San Antonio on Sunday. 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Ben Simmons finally on the floor with Markelle Fultz alongside in Philadelphia.Two Eastern Conference teams with big aspirations got to see some of their tantalizing combinations together in their preseason openers Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cam Newton comments to female reporter ‘out of line’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees Dennis Schroder had 18 points as the Hawks earned their first preseason victory.Love finished with 12 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.HAWKS: Taurean Prince had 15 points and eight rebounds. … Dewayne Dedmon was 6 for 7 from the field and scored 13 points.CAVALIERS: Jae Crowder, acquired from Boston in the Kyrie Irving trade, started and scored eight points. … Iman Shumpert played a little over two minutes off the bench before leaving with a foot injury. … Kyle Korver shot 1 for 8, 1 for 7 behind the arc, against his former team. … Rookie Cedi Osman from Turkey had six points in 16 minutes of his debut.UP NEXT: Atlanta (1-1) visits Detroit on Friday. Cleveland (0-1) hosts Indiana on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed PISTONS: Avery Bradley scored 14 points in his first game since coming from Boston in a trade. … Tobias Harris had 13 points and nine rebounds.UP NEXT: Charlotte (1-1) visits Miami on Monday. Detroit (0-1) hosts Atlanta on Friday.PACERS 108, BUCKS 86Myles Turner and Lance Stephenson each scored 17 points in Indiana’s preseason opener.Gary Payton II had 15 points for a Milwaukee team that put no players in double figures.PACERS: Victor Oladipo, in his first game since coming from Oklahoma City in the Paul George trade, scored 15 points. Domantas Sabonis, the other played acquired in the deal, shot 3 for 11 off the bench for eight points in 14 minutes. … Darren Collison finished with 10 points, seven steals and five assists.BUCKS: All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo remains out following the death of his father. 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… caused by illegal Venezuelan miningBy Jeanna PearsonChoked by their massive economic crisis, many Venezuelan workers are flocking to Cuidad in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to illegally mine for gold and their heavy presence is contributing to the outbreak of Malaria.Hundreds of Guyanese and Venezuelans are falling sick with malaria in a village called Cuidad, near the Venezuelan border. And according to Public Health Minister Dr George Norton, while they do not know the exact figures, the numbers are rising.Reports of the outbreak have even reached the international media, with the New York Times saying that there are no medications in the Region to help all the sick people. According to the New York Times: “There were no lights because the government had cut power to save electricity. There were no medicines because the Health Ministry had not delivered any. Health workers administered blood tests with their bare hands because they were out of gloves.”Venezuela was the first country in the world that was certified by the World Health Organization for the eradication of malaria, however, the economic crisis has turned the tables around. Because of poor and insanitary living conditions, many Venezuelans were contracting malaria in Venezuela and inadvertently spreading it in Guyana by illegally mining in Region 7.Norton stated that the outbreak has hit two Amerindian Carib Settlements in Region Seven. “The Venezuelans are coming in and are carrying out large-scale mining in that region,” he said. He highlighted that a medical team, comprising of himself, the Vector Control Unit, and the Regional Health Officers will be deployed to the Region.“We plan on addressing the issue and making certain that there are medication on the ground and medical personnel is there,” he added.When questioned on how the ministry found out about the outbreak, Norton indicated that it was the news story in the New York Times. He stated that the community is a scattered Carib village and communication is difficult because they are isolated: “We promise to rectify the situation as fast as possible.”At present, reported cases of malaria in Guyana are somewhere near 8000. Reported cases are constantly fluctuating but cases of underreporting may seem to be higher, with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reporting that there were nearly 45 per cent underreported cases in 2013 and 2014, nationally.PAHO had stated in a report which compiled 50 years of health in Guyana, that the country’s tropical climate, high rainfall, and marshy conditions cause malaria to consistently pose a threat to the population. The report indicated that from the thousands of reported cases at the beginning of the National Malaria Eradication Programme in 1959, only 72 cases were reported in 1974.In 1991, there were 41,000 cases reported; the numbers increased to a little more than 84,000 in 1995. Thereafter, annual cases were consistently around 30,000 up to 2004. But suddenly there was a drop between 2007 and 2009, where reported cases were at their lowest.There have been increases annually afterward.Panning increases malaria.Malaria transmission has always been tied to movement of persons from the coast travelling to the hinterland regions to engage in economic activity associated with the extractive industries of gold, diamond and lumber.PAHO had indicated that whenever there is an increase in the price of gold on the world market, there is a concomitant increase in the number of malaria cases, as a greater number of Coastlanders travel to the malaria endemic regions for the purpose of mining, thereby a greater number of the population is exposed to malaria.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mounties say that a pedestrian was involved in yesterday afternoon’s motor vehicle incident on the Alaska Highway.At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 31st, the Fort St John RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Highway 97 and 104th St.The pedestrian, who was not in a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was attempting to cross the highway when they were struck by a vehicle, landing in the ditch on the North side of the Highway.- Advertisement -The pedestrian was taken to the hospital where they were treated for moderate, non-life-threatening injuries. The northbound lanes of the Alaska Highway were closed, causing minor backups on adjacent frontage roads. Members of the RCMP were seen speaking with eyewitnesses at the scene, before reopening the road at around 2:30 p.m.Police have determined that speed and alcohol were not a factor in the incident. The incident is still under investigation, and police say that no charges have been forwarded at this time.