GALLERY: ONE Championship holds star-studded ‘A New Era’ presser

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lucky 13 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ ONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipONE ChampionshipADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Columbian forward CJ Perez is top PBA rookie for March

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Columbian rookie CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines– Even if Columbian failed to make it to the quarterfinals of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, CJ Perez still managed to continue to impress in his rookie year.For the second time, Perez was named the PBA Press Corps Rookie of Month for March after averaging17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in four games of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons’ new arena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Dyip at one point were contenders for a berth in the playoffs but a 101-98 loss to TnT sent them crashing out of the running. They went 1-3 during the month.The no. 3 overall draft pick also received recognition for his stellar play in January when the award was first handed out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPerez, who was named the MVP of the Rookies/Sophomores versus Juniors in the All-Star week, edged NorthPort’s Robert Bolick in a close vote, 8-6, to earn the citation. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

Sakshi becomes face of Datsun redi-GO SPORT limited edition

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Rio Olympics bronze medal-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik was today unveiled as the face of Datsun redi-GO SPORT, a limited edition car. Sakshi, who exemplifies the spirit of young India having faced and triumphed over obstacles in her path such as excelling in a sport that some had termed “not for girls”, will be featured in an upcoming Datsun advertising campaign for the Datsun redi-GO SPORT. During the event, Sakshi was honoured for her achievement at the Rio Olympic Games with a brand new Datsun redi-GO SPORT, which was presented to her by Arun Malhotra, managing director, Nissan Motor India. Commenting on her association with Datsun, Sakshi said, “I am thrilled to partner with Datsun, a brand that is a true representation of the young achievers. I believe that Datsun redi-GO is a perfect fit for me, as I am always in pursuit of achieving my dreams and I believe that I am going to connect to every Datsun redi-GO owner, all driving towards achieving their dreams.” Arun Malhotra said Sakshi perfectly embodies Datsuns philosophy of I Say Yes to having a dream and achieving it. “We are delighted to introduce the limited edition Datsun redi-GO SPORT during the festive season. We also celebrate our new association with Sakshi Malik, whose world-class performance in Rio brought her into all our hearts, and who perfectly embodies Datsuns philosophy of #ISayYes to having a dream and achieving it,” said Malhotra. PTI CM AH CMlast_img read more

Argentina have too much for Italy at the half-empty Etihad Stadium

first_imgLionel Messi watched from the stands as Argentina began their World Cup build-up with a lacklustre 2-0 win over Italy at the Etihad Stadium. Éver Banega and Manuel Lanzini struck in the latter stages to put some gloss on an otherwise underwhelming performance.Messi, the chief attraction for the majority in attendance at Manchester City’s half-full stadium, did not feature and sat up high alongside another missing attraction in the injured Sergio Agüero.The game did liven up in the second half but neither side over-exerted themselves. Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Friendlies Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Germany v Spain, Italy v Argentina and more: international football – as it happened match reports Share on Pinterest Read more Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Topics Italy Italy, looking to rebuild after their failure to qualify for Russia 2018 and in the interim care of Luigi Di Biagio, threatened only in flashes and their best player was arguably the veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.Those present included Wayne Rooney but the atmosphere was deflated before kick-off when it was announced Messi was not in the starting line-up. The five-time world player of the year was named among 13 substitutes but unbeknown to many in the stadium, there was no chance of him featuring.City fans instead had to make do with the presence of Nicolás Otamendi in the Argentina defence, while behind him the former City back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero made his international debut.Otamendi had one of the first serious chances of the game, heading straight at Buffon, who was winning his 176th cap after reversing a decision to retire from international football. Ángel Di María also shot at the Juventus No1 in a lively start but that pace soon dropped.The rest of the first half was played at a crawl, with Argentina creating opportunities before the interval for Leandro Paredes, Nicolás Tagliafico and Gonzalo Higuaín. The last two were saved by Buffon, the 40-year-old backing up his claims he is still the best man for the job despite calls for him to stand aside.Lorenzo Insigne sliced wide for Italy when he should have scored early in the second half and Lanzini headed over for Argentina.It was not long before the crowd began to entertain themselves with Mexican waves which briefly lifted the atmosphere but the chants for Messi to come on were wasted.Caballero boosted his World Cup chances with good saves from Antonio Candreva and Insigne before Banega struck with a sweet left-foot shot after 75 minutes. Lanzini then beat Buffon with a fine curling effort to wrap up victory 10 minutes later.While the 20-year-olds Federico Chiesa and Patrick Cutrone made their debuts for Italy, much of Di Biagio’s line-up consisted of veterans held over from the qualifying campaign.During the singing of the national anthems, each member of Italy’s squad wore the No 13 shirt of the Fiorentina defender Davide Astori, who was found dead in his hotel room this month after a suspected cardiac arrest. They also wore black armbands and a moment of silence was observed in their former national team-mate’s memory before kick-off.Argentina face Spain in Madrid on Tuesday at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano while Italy will face England at Wembley. Argentinalast_img read more

Video: Kevin Durant Is On-Hand For The Texas vs. UTEP Game

first_imgKevin Durant shaking hands with college football refereesFormer Texas basketball star Kevin Durant is back on campus to help cheer on the Longhorns against UTEP Saturday night.NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors his past summer, was once a college basketball star in Texas. In Durant’s one year in Austin, he averaged a ridiculous 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest. Saturday night, he’s back on campus.Texas dropped video of Durant tossing a pigskin ahead of the team’s contest against UTEP. It looks like he has a pretty good arm.Does @KDTrey5 have any eligibility left? Welcome back to the 40 Acres! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/VhPHya1qGx— Texas Football (@Longhorn_FB) September 10, 2016We’ll see if Texas can do Durant proud. The Longhorns scored a huge win over Notre Dame last week.last_img read more

Federal government to spend 75 million studying seniors quality of life

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – New Brunswick is becoming a laboratory for Canadian research on better aging.The federal health minister has announced a $75 million pilot project in the province that she says will help develop national solutions to improve seniors’ quality of life.Ginette Petitpas Taylor, who is also a New Brunswick MP, says the research done in the province will provide valuable information on how best to help Canadians live well as they age.The federal government announced in its 2018 budget that $75 million over three years will be directed towards the project for a wide range of research initiatives.The research will help improve the understanding of the effects of aging on New Brunswick’s population, including the different challenges faced by men and women.The minister says further information and details how non-governmental groups can submit proposals will be announced in July.Nearly one in five New Brunswickers is over the age of 65, and that’s expected to increase over the next 20 years.last_img read more

Ban exhorts nations to ramp up investment in disaster risk reduction

17 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to all nations to bolster efforts to curb disaster risk, stressing that decisive action taken now can be “one of the best investments countries can make.” Speaking at the launch ceremony in Bahrain of the first-ever “Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction,” Mr. Ban said stepped up spending in slashing risk is “critical to saving lives and livelihoods.” Further, it is essential in reaching the aims set forth in both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, and the Hyogo Framework for Action, the 10-year programme adopted in 2005 which calls for investing heavily in disaster preparedness and strengthening the capacity of disaster-prone countries to address the risks. Increased investment by nations “is critical to saving lives and livelihoods,” he underscored. “We know the dividends,” the Secretary-General said. “Reducing disaster risk can help countries decrease poverty, safeguard development and adapt to climate change. This, in turn, can promote global security, stability and sustainability.” He noted that last year alone, 236,000 people were killed more than 300 disasters, while 200 million others were directly affected, with damages totaling over $180 billion. The new report by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) finds that global disaster risk is on the rise because of unsafe cities, environmental destruction and climate change, jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Low- and middle-income nations are becoming increasingly susceptible to disasters because of the lack of government attention, unplanned urbanization and deplorable economic conditions, it notes. The 200-page study is based on a massive database, with information culled from UN, governmental, scientific and academic sources over a 32-year period from 1975-2007. Disaster risk is highly concentrated in poorer nations with weaker governance, the report says, with just three countries – Bangladesh, China and India – accounting for 75 per cent of mortality risk from floods. Meanwhile, nations with small and vulnerable economies, such as many small island developing States, have the highest economic vulnerability and low resilience to natural hazards. Mr. Ban today said that “our capacity to cope with natural hazards is much greater than we realize,” pointing to the 20-point action plan proposed by the report to curb disaster risk and its call for a transformation in development thinking by putting emphasis on resilience and pre-emptive measures. Further, the study urges actions to limit the impact of disasters on populations by improving squatter settlements, providing land and infrastructure for the urban poor, strengthening rural livelihoods and protecting ecosystems, among other suggestions. “Such measures have great potential,” the Secretary-General stressed. Addressing reporters after the report’s launch, he said that “progress has been made in early warning and preparedness programmes worldwide but much more needs to be done.”While in Bahrain, he is scheduled to meet with Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, as well as other senior officials. read more

Closing Bell TSX ends higher as oil advances G7 works to ease

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday amid rising prices for oil and metals and disappointing earnings from pipeline giant TransCanada (TSX:TRP).Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,789.02 +40.87 +0.3%S&P 500 — 1,519.43 +2.42 +0.2%Dow — 14,018.70 +47.46 +0.3%Nasdaq — 3,186.49 -5.51% -0.2%The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 40.87 points to 12,789.02 while the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 2.74 points to 1,198.94.The Canadian dollar was up 0.16 of a cent to 99.73 cents US as traders took in a statement by the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries, including Canada, which affirmed their commitment to exchange rates determined by markets and not government policy.The statement came out prior to a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers where exchange rates and the threat of a “currency war” are expected to feature heavily.Attention has centred recently on the Japanese yen, which dropped Monday to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since May 2010. The Japanese government has set in motion a string of economic policies, such as a higher 2% target for Japanese inflation, that many in the markets think will lead to more money being created in Japan.One parallel effect of that policy has been a rise in the euro, which threatens to hinder Europe’s economic recovery.Despite the G7 statement, the yen remained stable as analysts observed that any country could claim that its loose monetary policy was aimed at helping the domestic economy, not setting the interest rate.U.S. indexes were mainly positive as traders looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s state of the union address Tuesday evening. The Dow Jones industrials was up 47.46 points to 14,018.7, closing at its highest level of the year and coming within 1% of its record reached in October 2007.The latest gain was powered by impressive results from two big consumer brands, Avon and luxury clothing maker Michael Kors.The Nasdaq lost 5.51 points to 3,186.49, dragged down by a 2.5% decline in Apple stock after CEO Tim Cook said that the company is “seriously” looking at ways to hand out more cash to shareholders.At the same time, he called a shareholder lawsuit against the company a “silly sideshow.” Investor David Einhorn sued Apple last week, saying a proposal slated for a vote at the company’s annual meeting in two weeks would make it more difficult to enact his plan to reward shareholders by distributing a new class of shares.The S&P 500 index was ahead 2.42 points to 1,519.43.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), which is currently seeking U.S. approval for the Keystone XL pipeline which would carry oilsands crude from Alberta to Texas, reported that its net income fell to $306 million or 43 cents per share. Its comparable earnings, which exclude most unusual items, declined to $318 million or 45 cents per share.Analysts had been expecting 51 cents per share of net earnings and 49 cents per share of adjusted earnings.TransCanada also said its quarterly dividend will rise by two cents per share to 46 cents for the quarter and its shares slipped 69 cents to $47.56.It also said that it expects the Keystone XL pipeline to be in service in late 2014 or early 2015.“That is all going to depend on politics — maybe we will get some clues tonight, maybe Obama will say something (during his state of the union speech),” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier.“More than likely it will get approved. There will be some political wrangling but it will get approved.”The energy sector was the leading advancer, up 1% as the March contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 48 cents to US$97.51 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed $1.04 to C$31.55.A U.S. agency has given the final approval required for the acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by CNOOC, one of China’s largest energy companies. The US$15.1-billion friendly takeover had broad implications in Canada and elsewhere, due to Nexen’s extensive holdings in Alberta’s oilsands, Gulf of Mexico and North Sea. Nexen shares gained 55 cents to C$27.48.Industrials provided lift to the TSX as WestJet (TSX:WJA) climbed 49 cents to $21.73 a day after the carrier announced it is boosting its base in Western Canada by launching its Encore regional service in June to British Columbia’s energy region using the airline’s first Bombardier turboprops.Bombardier shares were unchanged at $4.09 as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association said the transport giant retained its position as the world’s largest business jet manufacturer in 2012. The Montreal-based company kept the title despite an 11% drop in the value of its global deliveries in the fourth quarter.The base metals sector was ahead 0.5% while March copper in New York moved up two cents to US$3.74 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 68 cents to C$33.97.The gold sector climbed about 0.5% as April gold bullion on the Nymex shed early losses and inched up 50 cents at US$1,649.60 an ounce. Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) rose six cents to C$2.04 and Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) advanced 19 cents to $15.96.Novagold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG) said Tuesday that the spinoff of its copper assets last year and other factors resulted in a $67.6-million net profit for the 2012 financial year, or about nine cents per share and its shares edged up eight cents to $4.45.The tech sector was off 0.3% with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) up 51 cents to $28.33 while BlackBerry (TSX:BB) gave back 51 cents to $15.25.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Canada vulnerable to currency war, Carney warnsHow to reshape your retirement plans in an era of volatile marketsTelus voices opposition to $50 wireless fee cap at CRTC hearingsIntel plans to launch online TV service, making entry into media marketON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Retail sales (Jan): Economists expect 0.1% rise Import price indices (Jan): Economists expect 0.8% rise from the month before, 1% decline year over year 10 a.m.Business inventories (Dec): Economists expect 0.2% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADAThomson Reuters Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 55¢ a share Sun Life Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ Talisman Energy Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 11¢ Agnico-Eagle Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 47¢ CAE Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 17¢ Finning Intl Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 75¢ Saputo Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 67¢ First Service Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 75¢ UNITED STATESCisco Systems Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 48¢ Dr Pepper Snapple Group Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 85¢ Deere & Company Q4 earnings: Analysts expect $1.40 Duke Energy Corp Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 65¢ Whole Foods Market Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ MetLife Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect $1.18 Cliffs Natural Resources Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 60¢ read more

Rising oil prices well received earnings send Toronto stock market higher

Rising oil prices, well received earnings send Toronto stock market higher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Financials and energy stocks gave the Toronto stock market a solid boost Thursday amid volatile crude prices and a well-received earnings report from the oilpatch.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 129.27 points to 15,124.92.The Canadian dollar ran up 0.9 of a cent to cents US after tumbling more than a cent Wednesday as a four-day rally in crude prices came to an end on data that showed American inventories at their highest level in 80 years.U.S. indexes were sharply higher ahead of the release tomorrow of the government’s employment report for January.The Dow Jones industrials shot up 211.86 points to 17,884.88, the Nasdaq rose 48.4 points to 4,765.1 and the S&P 500 index was 21.01 points higher at 2,062.52.The March crude contract in New York closed up $2.03 to US$50.48 after tumbling $4.60 or almost nine per cent Wednesday. Prices had shot ahead 19 per cent over the previous four sessions on hopes that a string of cutbacks by oil producers had started to bite into a huge supply and demand imbalance that has sent prices plunging by 50 per cent since last summer.But those hopes took a hit from data showing U.S. inventories grew by 6.3 million barrels last week, about two-and-a-half times the amount that analysts expected.“Obviously the inventory numbers highlight that we’re not out of the woods yet,” said Stephen Lingard, managing director at Franklin Templeton Solutions.“In some ways, the pain really hasn’t been felt. A more drawn-out, extended lower oil price environment will, I think, cause some more discipline on the high marginal cost producers. We have seen it in the rig counts, we have seen it in announced spending cuts, but it’s still early days.”The steep decline in prices was reflected in the quarterly earnings report from Suncor (TSX:SU), Canada’s biggest oil and gas company. Its net earnings shrank to $84 million, down 81 per cent from the $443 million it posted a year earlier.Earnings ex-items were $383 million or 27 cents a share, eight cents short of estimates. Cash flow from operations fell to $1.49 billion from $2.35 billion. On the plus side, Suncor finished 2014 having spent $300 million less than its $6.8 billion forecast and its stock rose $1.06 to $38.55, helping send the energy sector up two per cent.March copper was unchanged at US$2.59 a pound and the base metals group also gained 2.5 per cent.The TSX was also supported by the industrials and tech sectors.The gold sector was slightly lower as April bullion faded $1.80 to US$1,262.70 an ounce.Telcos and consumer staples stocks were also under selling pressure.BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) posted net income of $542 million in the fourth quarter, up nearly 10 per cent from a year before. Adjusted earnings were 72 cents per share, up nearly three per cent from least year and a penny ahead of analyst forecasts.BCE also says its annual dividend will be rising by 5.3 per cent to $2.60 per share and its shares gained 18 cents to $58.97.After the close, Twitter reported quarterly adjusted earnings per share of 12 cents, far higher than analyst forecasts of six cents and its stock was up five per cent in after-hours trading. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 5, 2015 6:38 am MDT read more

Philippine Catholic priest rebuked says sorry for riding hoverboard during Mass

Philippine Catholic priest rebuked, says sorry for riding hoverboard during Mass by The Associated Press Posted Dec 30, 2015 10:08 am MDT Last Updated Dec 30, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Roman Catholic Church officials have reprimanded a priest for riding a hoverboard and singing a song during Christmas Eve Mass.The Diocese of San Pablo, south of Manila, said the Rev. Albert San Jose apologized for his action, which was caught on video and widely shared on YouTube.The video shows the priest in a white cassock gliding up and down the church’s aisles on the two-wheeled electric scooter while singing a Christmas song. Some members of the surprised congregation applaud as he pivots and moves backward.The performance came just before the final blessing in the Mass at the church in Binan city in Laguna province.“That was wrong,” the diocese said in a statement late Tuesday, emphasizing that celebrating the Mass is the church’s “highest form” of worship and “demands utmost respect and reverence.”“It is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people,” it said.The priest could not immediately be reached for comment.Philippine church officials have urged priests to live simply and humbly as they minister to the poor in the Asian bastion of Catholicism, especially under the leadership of Pope Francis, who is known for his frugal lifestyle.___Online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKcf_m2Npyk read more

Innovation imperative to make Global Goals a reality – UN official on

“It is the recognition that if we educated women and girls, then we will see changes not only in gender equality, in fighting corruption, government, peace and security but it’s actually the second highest need for climate change action,” Dr. Murabit added, stressing the economic importance of creating education and employment opportunities for women and girls around the world. The Global Festival of Ideas, the first in a series of annual forums, is hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) with the support of the German Government. VIDEO: The three day Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development brings together hundreds of experts and grassroots organizations to exchange ideas on policies aimed at implementing and promoting the SDGs.In particular, she highlighted the importance of SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. “I’m a medical doctor and I’m very passionate about health, but it’s gender equality that gets me out of bed every morning. It’s a desire and a drive to ensure that women and girls around the world have the same opportunity as their male counterparts,” she said in her keynote address. The three-day Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development has brought together policy makers, civil society and the private sector to discuss and exchange ideas and policies and collaboratively work on simulations and models to overcome obstacles in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “To ensure that by 2030, the SDGs become a reality for everyone, everywhere, we must innovate in the way we think about communicating the goals, building partnerships, and push for more people-centred action at the local, regional and global levels,” underlined Sarah Poole, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Assistant Administrator. She added that the UN has a responsibility to help countries make the Global Goals a reality by putting societies on a sustainable development pathway, managing risks and enhancing resilience. Also today, the UN SDG Advocate, Alaa Murabit, highlighted the importance of partnership and cooperation between “unlikely allies” working together to implement the agenda for the benefit all humankind. read more

Coleman founded organizations OSU chapter

Now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Kurt is glad the team has continued to participate after his departure. “It’s been going for about four years strong and it’s continuing to develop,” Coleman said. “It’s got a lot of youth to it, a lot of growth and a lot of room to grow.” Though he has moved on, Coleman has influenced the chapter’s leadership. “Kurt is a guy I can always call, on and off the field, for advice,” said Donnie Evege, defensive back and chapter president. “I think he set a great example for myself and everyone else on the football team.” That example was most crucial in Coleman’s final year when Evege served as vice president. “Kurt showed me how to do it his last year here,” Evege said. “I followed in his footsteps, and when he was gone, I kind of had a smooth transition into it.” Despite remaining in contact with Uplifting Athletes, Coleman does not want to dictate its decision-making. “I don’t want to tell them what disease they should be trying to raise money for,” he said. “The whole fun for me was that I got to choose which rare disease to raise money for so I felt like I had done something.” Influencing decisions or not, Coleman has done something to make a name for the organization in Columbus. “Since Kurt was actually the one to start the chapter of Uplifting Athletes … he has certainly left his mark,” Duffy said. “He has done some great work there.” Former Buckeye safety Kurt Coleman has left an enduring legacy off the field. Coleman is a founding member of the Ohio State chapter of Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization that raises money for rare diseases. Coleman’s work establishing the athlete-run organization was recently spotlighted by the Big Ten Network’s Give Big program. “When we did outreach to Ohio State University we kept hearing about Kurt Coleman’s fantastic work that he had done with Uplifting Athletes,” Give Big program consultant Jeanette Duffy said. “So it just seemed like a no-brainer once we spoke to Kurt himself.” Coleman and then-OSU fullback Matt Daniels started the campus chapter more than three years ago. “How I kind of came about it is my roommate Matt Daniels and I … our dads both had cancer,” Coleman said. “We wanted to try to do something for those diseases as well as other diseases (and) … we figured that it was a great opportunity to branch out and start our own chapter at Ohio State.” When remembering his time with the organization, Coleman talks about his contributions and the fun he had helping the community. “My (most fun) time was last year when I was able to take over the whole process myself,” he said. “We had an event at Damon’s (restaurant) … to raise awareness of CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) disease, which (quarterback) Terrelle (Pryor’s) father and aunt have.” One focus of the organization is to include as many members of the football team as possible. “Coach (Jim) Tressel and all the guys, they rally behind all these type of ideas,” Coleman said. “It’s nothing new to them … people are very willing to follow and participate.” read more

EU doctors three times more likely to face disciplinary action for poor

first_imgDr Tomasz Fryzlewicz, 56, a Polish heart doctor who had worked in the NHS since 2006 was the first to face restrictions under the new rules after failing the language test three times.But Britain was banned from testing European doctors for their clinical language skills because UK doctors do not have to face similar tests.The Patients Association said it was concerned that poor communication was leading to mistakes and misunderstandings between patients and medics.Katherine Murphy, chief executive of the Patients Association, said: “We hear from patients via our helpline that there are real issues with healthcare professionals from other countries, including problems with communication and a lack of understanding of processes and procedures.“If the NHS employs healthcare professionals from other countries, it must ensure that they are fully qualified and competent to carry out their duties and that they are competent enough in English to safely and effectively communicate with patients.“We are concerned that poor English skills may lead to mistakes and misunderstandings between healthcare colleagues or when patients are trying to explain their problems.” The RCS also said it was disappointing that the General Dental Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council had lower requirements for language proficiency than the GMC and has called for them to raise the bar.Dr Nigel Carter, of the Oral Health Foundation, said: “There are many excellent dental professionals coming to work in the UK from the EEA but some are hindered by an initial misunderstanding of clinical English language skills which could lead to communication issues and misinformation in the dentist/patient relationship.“These could develop into more serious problems if they are allowed to propagate and I support the RCS in their call for discussion about this while there is the opportunity for change following the recent referendum result.”A Department of Health spokesman said: “Patient safety is of the utmost importance, and we expect all healthcare professionals working in the UK to have a good command of the English language.”That is why we have tough rules, allowing the GMC and individual employers to test employees at and beyond the initial point of employment – and these cases represent just 0.002% of NHS staff.” Dr Tomasz Fryzlewicz, 56, a Polish heart doctor faced restrictions after failing an English test three times  However, those from outside Europe must pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) to demonstrate  they know medical terms, are clear about consent, can adequately describe a procedure and are aware of treatment side effects.“The number of EEA doctors and dentists facing allegations relating to their communication skills is an issue we think the Government should be taking very seriously,” said Professor Nigel Hunt, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.“Currently EU law makes it impossible to insist applicants demonstrate their English skills in a clinical setting. However, post-Brexit negotiations offer an excellent opportunity to change this and ensure that testing is vigorous enough to ensure patient safety.“While the professional regulators are able to require proof of the clinical language skills of non-EU applicants, the same checks do not apply to EEA applicants and our fear is that this could be putting patients at risk.“We want the same rules to apply to all non-UK professionals, regardless of where in the world they come from.”Data from the General Dental Council also showed that one quarter of complaints made about poor communication related to European dentists even though they account for just 16 per cent of the workforce. Just 4.7 per cent related to practitioners from the rest of the world, who make up 11.5 per cent of dentists.Since basic language testing came into force in 2014, the GMC said more than 1,000 European doctors seeking registration in the UK have not satisfied their English language requirements. Dr Tomasz Fryzlewicz, 56, a Polish heart doctor faced restrictions after failing an English test three times  European doctors are three times more likely to face disciplinary proceedings for poor English than those from further afield because they are exempt from stringent language tests under EU law, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned.The RCS claims that the safety of patients is at risk from medics who cannot communicate properly and is calling for the rules to be changed during Brexit negotiations.Freedom of Information data from the General Medical Council showed that 29 doctors from the European Economic Area (EEA) faced allegations relating to ‘inadequate knowledge of the English language’ during 2014 and 2015.Four doctors have since been suspended or had restrictions placed on their practice with a number of cases still to be decided by the GMC.By comparison just 10 doctors from outside Europe faced similar allegations even though they make up more than double the number of doctors, nurses or dentists as those from the continent – 26 per cent compared with 11 per cent.Under rules which came into force in 2014 doctors applying to the NHS from Europe only need to score 7.5 on the International English Language Testing System, which equates to basic conversational skills.center_img Nurses and dentists still do not have to pass the same English language qualifications as doctors Nurses on a ward  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Bundesliga derby Kiel won satisfaction HSV champions title

← Previous Story Heinvetter “hits” on teammates Next Story → Ciudad Real already at the EHF F4 in Koln! Derby match in Handball Bundesliga between THW Kiel and HSV Hamburg ended with a win of “Zebras” – 38:35 (19:18). Team from Baltic Sea has now three points less and game more then HSV Hamburg four matches before the end of the Championship, so it is clear that HSV will celebrate the first title in club history.THW Kiel: Omeyer (15/2 saves, 1.-60.); Palicka (1/1 – 7 meter;Jicha 9/1, Zeitz 7, Ahlm 6, Palmarsson 4, Sprenger 3, Narcisse 3, Ilic 3/3, Klein 3, Andersson, Kubes, Dragicevic n.e., Reichmann n.e., Fernandez n.e.HSV Handball: Bitter (9 saves); Sandström (4/1 saves);Kraus 10/5, K. Lijewski 6, Lindberg 6/2, Lackovic 3, Hens 3, Jansen 2, Vori 2, Schröder 1, Duvnjak 1, B. Gille 1, Flohr, G. Gille, M. Lijewski n.e. Toyota Handball Bundesliga read more

Heres what you should really be eating for breakfast

first_img A Pittsburgh doctor says Antonio Brown once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills Image: Blue Bottle Coffee/FacebookCoffee has received a bad rap over the years, but long-term medical studies are now tipping in favor of the caffeinated beverage. As long as you’re not pushing 4 cups a day, there’s nothing wrong with drinking coffee.Foods to avoid: Bacon, sausage, hash browns, processed cheese, biscuits (American scones) with gravy, or granola barsMost of these foods either contain a lot of saturated fat or are high in sugar. They’re alright to eat once in a while, but not on a regular basis.“People tend to think of granola bars as being healthy,” says Frechman. “It’s cheaper and more healthy to have just a bowl of cereal with milk and fruit.”- Dina SpectorSick of the same old scrambled eggs? Here are new spins on eggs> WHILE THE BENEFITS of eating breakfast are well-known —  it can prevent weight gain, boost short-term memory, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and even make us happier — most of those health rewards depend on choosing the right foods.“In general, a healthy breakfast contains protein, fruits, whole grains, or vegetables,” says Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT, nutritionist and author of “The Food is My Friend Diet.” Typically, you want to include foods from at least three of these groups, says Frechman.The portion sizes will depend on your age, activity, and diet goals, but as a general guideline your “plate” should consist of about 25% protein, 25% carbohydrates, and 50% fruits and/or vegetables, says Frechman.Frechman emphasises the importance of eating breakfast, but recommends waiting until you’re legitimately hungry to break bread. “If you force yourself to eat at 7am when you’re not hungry, chances are you are going to gain weight.”When you are ready to chow down, here are some healthy breakfast options to make sure you start the day off right.EggsImage: eggs via Shutterstock“Eggs are your friends again,” says Frechman. Although one large egg contains 212 milligrammes of cholesterol — a relatively large amount compared to other foods — it’s now known that saturated fat increases “bad” blood cholesterol and not the cholesterol in foods.One egg carries around 70 calories and packs 6 grammes of protein. Before you toss the yolk, remember that the yellowish centre is where most of the nutrients are found. The yolk is a good source of lutein, a vitamin also found in spinach and kale that helps prevents eye diseases.Whole-grain bread, cereal, or oatmealImage: Nate Steiner/Flickr“Breakfast happens to be the easiest time to get in heart healthy fibre from whole grain cereal and oats which can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN, owner of Your New York Dietitians. Fibre keeps us full and gives us energy.“Always look for at least 5 grammes of fibre when choosing breakfast cereals,” says Moskovitz. She also says to use any milk with 1% fat or less. “No one over the age of 2 should be drinking higher fat cow’s milk.”Another warning: If you’re watching your weight, you want to stay away from whole-grain cereals with added sugar because those pack a lot of extra calories.Peanut butter Image: Jeremy Keith/FlickrIt’s completely acceptable to get your fruit in liquid form, but make sure to choose 100% fruit juice, otherwise there could be added sugar. “Punches and fruit drinks have added sugar, which are just extra calories,” says Frechman.Coffee Goldman Sachs did a massive survey of its Gen Z interns and found they like pot, but ignore influencers center_img Image: Dustin Dennis/ShutterstockThere are 8 grammes of protein in two tablespoons of peanut butter, which is roughly 20% of the daily recommended amount for adult men and women. “It helps to have protein at every meal to regulate your blood sugar level,” says Frechman. “If you were to have pancakes, syrup, and juice, your blood sugar would spike and then crash.”Also, peanut butter mostly contains the “good” unsaturated fat. “I always recommend a nut butter like cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter instead of putting real butter, margarine, or cream cheese on a bagel,” says Frechman. Yellowish spreads like margarine are much higher in “bad” saturated fats.FruitImage: Flickr/aryaziaiBerries, bananas, or melon — take your pick. “There’s no such things as an unhealthy fruit,” says Frechman. However, you should mix and match your fruit choices to take advantage of a variety of different nutrients. Blueberries, for example, are high in antioxidants while oranges are loaded with vitamin C and potassium.If you’re looking for convenience, Frechman recommends bananas since they’re easy to transport and eat without making a mess.YogurtImage: janineomg via Flickr“A breakfast parfait would make a great, very convenient breakfast,” says Frechman. A 6-ounce serving of yogurt contains as much protein as a serving as meat. Greek yogurt contains even more protein — sometimes double the amount of regular yogurt. If you have diabetes or are watching your calories, plain, non-fat or low-fat yogurt is a healthier choice than fruit-flavored yogurts, which can have a lot of added sugar.SmoothiesImage: FlickrA smoothie makes a complete, on-the-go meal. You can add a base of yogurt for protein and fresh or frozen fruit, like strawberries, for sweetness. If you don’t like eating your vegetables with dinner, this blended drink is an easy way to cram greens like spinach or kale into your diet.Fruit juice Mercedes-Benz will join the electric scooter wars with its own model in 2020 10 things you need to know before the opening bell last_img read more

Anonymous target antigay Westboro Baptist Church

first_imgIt appears that the online vigilante group Anonymous has stopped its campaign of bringing down HBGary CEO Aaron Barr and have instead focused on a new target, this time the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.Anonymous have accused the church of bigotry and fanaticism, and have warned them that if they did not stop their public protests they would be attacked. In response the Baptist Church hit back and said that they would not be threatened and goaded Anonymous to “bring it!”Westboro Baptist Church has been widely criticized for its stance against homosexuality and various protests which include picketing at military funerals and desecrating the American flag. The church leader Fred Phelps was banned from entering the UK in 2009 by the Home office and a number of US states have banned various members from protesting close to the aforementioned military funerals.The argument was started when Anonymous laid their cards on the table to Westboro Baptist Church with a letter stating:We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion. However, despite the above being posted on the Anonymous news site, there has been uncertainty surrounding its authenticity. Graham Cluley from security firm Sophos believes that due to Anonymous being a headless organization its loyal followers could be led into mounting an attack on the church under false pretense:There are dangers in future that someone may pose as Anonymous and say that they want an attack. Unfortunately it may be too late for withdrawal as the Westboro Baptist Church issued a statement of its own which labeled Anonymous as “a puddle of pimple-faced nerds” and this in turn led on to the opening “bring it!” statement which brought Anonymous into action.Read more at BBClast_img read more

iFixit Surface Pro 2 teardown reveals 90 screws lots of adhesive

first_imgiFixit has busted out the teardown gear once again, and this time it’s the Surface Pro 2 that hit the workbench. The results weren’t pretty, but in Microsoft’s defense improved repairability wasn’t one of the upgrades the company boasted about.The Surface Pro 2 looks a lot like the original, and it repairs like the original. iFixit slammed the Surface Pro 2 with an abysmal 1/10. There’s really no way to get a poorer score on a tablet, except possibly injecting the casing with epoxy so that the whole device is one massive, glued-together chunk that’s destined for the landfill.After removing the new dual-stage kickstand by taking out just two screws, the real work began. First up was the stubborn adhesive that secures the Pro 2’s display, which had to be coerced into letting go by a sustained assault from iFixit’s heat gun. Then it was on to the interior, where the crew found screws. Lots of screws.Screws aren’t always a bad thing. They’re a sign that things can at least be removed using fairly standard means, and that’s certainly better than finding even more adhesive or parts that are soldered in place. But 52 screws of three different sizes in a 10.6-inch tablet is bordering on ridiculous.The final nail in the coffin of repairability? Microsoft chose to glue the Surface Pro 2’s batteries to the rear panel, just like it did in the original. It would’ve been nice if Microsoft had followed Amazon’s lead and used a few more screws instead… or, heck, figured out some way to make the battery easily user-replaceable.last_img read more

OxladeChamberlian reflects on World Cup miss

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlian has opened up about the pain of missing the World Cup with England due to a long-term knee injury.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian will be out for the entirety of the current season after sustaining multiple ligament damages last April.He would have been part of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad but had to watch the games at home as England reached the semi-final in Russia.“I can’t sit here and lie and say it was easy. It was really difficult,” he told Sky Sports.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Obviously I had a realistic chance to be playing and definitely to be there, so that was obviously not easy.“But at the same time, I went into England fan mode. You can’t not get excited.“As the games were going on and I was seeing a lot of my friends out there doing so well, it was great to see.“I was so excited for them and I got fully into the spirit. I was gutted at the end when we got so close.”last_img read more

Portland firm used threat of move to Vancouver to get tax breaks

first_imgDid Oregon get played?A Portland company says it would have moved to Vancouver if it hadn’t received political support and tax breaks worth more than $5 million from the Oregon governor and the Portland City Council. However, economic development officials in Clark County said Thursday they never heard from Rentrak Corp. when it was considering relocating its headquarters.Bart Phillips, president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, said his agency had no direct contact with Rentrak. Alisa Pyszka, business development manager for the city of Vancouver, said she never met with the company, “and to my knowledge no one else in the city has met with them.” So, she said, “we also can say no incentives have been extended.”David Chemerow, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Rentrak, which makes software that tracks certain data for the entertainment industry, said that while Rentrak never got to the point of talking to local development officials in Clark County, the company did have “discussions and some lease negotiations with one property in Vancouver” — Columbia Tech Center — and was “very impressed by it.”It was at that point, Chemerow said, that Rentrak “had further negotiations with our landlord and with our officials here in Oregon to see if it was feasible to stay here.”Turns out, it was. The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to adjust the borders of a state enterprise zone to include Rentrak’s Northeast Portland headquarters, according to the Oregonian newspaper. That change enables the company to participate in state tax-credit programs that could cut the company’s state income and property tax bills by more than $5 million over five years.last_img read more

Weather Eye Storms clear for sunny dads day

first_imgHappy Father’s Day!Skies cleared and the rain dissipated as we entered into the weekend and we will squeeze out a relatively pleasant Father’s Day. No worry though, another pesky upper level low is just off the coast and will bring a chance of showers or light rain Monday through Thursday before we repeat another dry weekend.The weather this coming week will be somewhat similar to last week weatherwise and, as always, it depends just where and how long that low pressure system hangs around. The showers should not be as intense, as the air aloft will be warmer.We managed to reach 80 degrees Saturday, which in my book is just about right for a summer day.While we cool down to the upper 60s or low 70s this week, Fairbanks Alaska will be basking in 24 hours of daylight with highs of 90 degrees. Somehow that doesn’t seem right, does it? Oh well, it is a little too hot to head south so maybe head north for the heat. I guess our dependable summer weather will arrive as usual after July 5.Vancouver picked up .94 of an inch of rain this past week including a record setting .55 of an inch Wednesday. Temperaturewise we are pretty much close to normal — about one half degree above average.The instability showers that rolled through the region Thursday deposited some large amounts of rain, nearly an inch in Kelso and spawned a tornado briefly in McMinnville, Ore. There were only four tornadoes reported in the United States on Thursday with one in Oregon. Several other funnel clouds were sighted in Oregon too. These are cold core funnels often seen around March and April.last_img read more