FEU topples La Salle, sends DLSU to a playoff vs UST for No. 2

first_imgArafura Games: Philippines hauls gold medals in swimming Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Heather Guino-o exploded for 24 points, while Jerrili Malabanan helped up with 15 markers for the Lady Tamaraws.La Salle finished the eliminations at 10-4, tying University of Santo Tomas.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, logisticsThe two squads clash for the No. 2 spot on Wednesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University stunned La Salle with a come-from-behind 25-22, 13-25, 15-25, 27-25, 15-8, win Sunday night to send three-time defending champion in a playoff for the last twice-to-beat edge in the Final Four of the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.With nothing much at stake for them, the Lady Tamaraws hacked out the victory — their 9th in 14 games — and a morale-boosting win that they hope to carry over into the semifinals against top team Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Shaun Tait replaces pacer Hastings in KKR,Shaun Tait replaces pacer Hastings in KKR

first_imgTait joined the team on Wednesday and was present at the training session for KKR. Australian cricket player Shaun Tait. File Photo   –  PTI Australian cricket player Shaun Tait. File Photo   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL × Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has roped in Australian pacer Shaun Tait for the rest of the IPL season, following an ankle injury to fast bowler John Hastings.The 33-year-old pacer, who didn’t find takers during the IPL auction in February, will now join fellow Australians Chris Lynn and Brad Hogg at the Kolkata-based team, which is currently at the third spot with 12 points in the IPL table.“Pleasure to welcome @shaun_tait32 to @KKRiders family. Welcome Taity!,” Kolkata chief executive Venky Mysore wrote on his Twitter page.Tait joined the team yesterday and was present at the training session for KKR, who will take on Rising Pune Supergiants on Saturday.Tait, who bade adieu to ODI cricket in 2011, had earlier played for now-defunct Rajasthan Royals, taking 23 wickets at an average of 27.82 in 21 matches. He also played in Australia’s Big Bash league.He took 62 wickets at an average of 23.56 in 35 ODIs and 28 wickets at 21.03 in the 21 T20 Internationals that he played for Australia. May 12, 2016 IPL 2016 COMMENT COMMENTS Published on SHARE cricketlast_img read more

Darren Lehmann hopes no Ashes boycott, urges solution to pay row

first_imgAustralia coach Darren Lehmann hopes the ongoing pay dispute will not prompt the players to boycott this year’s Ashes series and urged both sides to resolve the matter.The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) rejected a pay offer from their governing body, Cricket Australia (CA) earlier this month saying “a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket”.CA has threatened to not renew contracts for 2017-18 and several players, including vice-captain David Warner and bowler Mitchell Starc, have hinted at a boycott of the Ashes series against England.”I’m sure that (the boycott) won’t happen,” Warner told reporters in Brisbane.”I have my views but I’m not going to share it. I’m talking to both players and CA.”Lehmann said that he would talk to the players when the squad assembles prior to the Champions Trophy in June.”You have to do that. You have to keep it open and communication so we know what direction everyone’s going,” Lehmann said.”Just getting together and working it out is the way to go. It always stays quite late in the negotiations – it happened last time and the time before that. You have those issues… There’s no panic, it’s just about the two parties getting together.”Captain Steve Smith will join the squad after leading the Rising Pune Supergiants to Monday’s Indian Premier League final and Lehmann said that he maintained constant contact with the 27-year-old.”He’s really looking forward to getting the lads back together. There’s been a lot of emails and text messages around the place. He is (in good spirits). He’s been there for four months and hasn’t been home. But he’s ready to go.”advertisementlast_img read more

FIH chief Batra elected unopposed as IOA President

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra was today elected unopposed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), while Rajeev Mehta was re-elected secretary general for a four-year term.The 59-year-old Batra, thus, became one of the few sports administrators to head a national Olympic committee while heading an important international sports federation.Batras election to the top post was a mere formality after Asian Tennis Federation President Anil Khanna withdrew from the race last week.Khanna, who wrote a letter to the IOA election commission, informing his decision to withdraw from the contest, supported Batra for the presidents post in its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) held here today.Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Birendra Baishya was also in the fray initially for the Presidents post but eventually pulled out of the race.However, some amount of uncertainty hangs over the elections after the Delhi High Court, while refusing to interfere with the process, clarified that the results will be subject to the final outcome of an application pending before it.The High Courts directive came after advocate and sports activist Rahul Mehra sought an interim stay on the election on the grounds that it was being held in violation of the sports code. PTI SSC PM SSClast_img read more

Report: Chelsea 2 Everton 1

first_imgChelsea 2 Everton 1: Rudiger and Willian send spirited Toffees out Omnisport Last updated 2 years ago 04:45 10/26/17 Rudiger - cropped Getty Images Chelsea progressed to the EFL Cup quarter-finals as Antonio Rudiger’s header and a Willian screamer sealed a 2-1 win over Everton. Antonio Rudiger’s header and Willian’s stunning stoppage-time strike secured Chelsea a place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals as David Unsworth’s first game in temporary charge of Everton ended in a 2-1 defeat.Ronald Koeman’s 16-month stint in charge of Everton was brought to a halt on Monday, following a humiliating 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal that left them 18th in Premier League.However, a rejuvenated second-half display showed Everton’s quality – with a moment of magic from Willian in the 92nd minute ensuring that Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s effort soon after was a mere consolation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Rudiger’s superb 26th-minute effort, the defender’s first goal for the Premier League champions, looked to have taken the spirit out of the Toffees, but Unsworth’s side responded superbly and dominated in the second half – Willy Caballero pulling off a string of saves to preserve Chelsea’s lead.Ademola Lookman went close with a blistering strike against the bar just before Chelsea wrapped up the win late on.Ultimately, though, it is now just two wins in 14 matches across all competitions for managerless Everton, who face fellow strugglers Leicester City next time out.1 – Everton have only kept one clean sheet in their last 14 games in all competitions (v Sunderland in the League Cup). Wounded.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 25, 2017Rudiger opened the scoring with the game’s first moment of quality as, unmarked at the back post, he powered a brilliant header home from Charly Musonda’s cross.Michy Batshuayi managed to get a shot off on Chelsea’s next meaningful venture forward, Jordan Pickford equal to the Belgium striker’s low strike.Devoid of confidence up top, Everton could have conceded again prior to the interval, and were fortunate that Davide Zappacosta could only hit the side-netting after Chelsea capitalised on Ashley Williams’ error.Impressing on his senior debut in Everton’s midfield, Beni Baningime spurred the Toffees into life after the restart with a crunching challenge on Ethan Ampadu – Jonjoe Kenny firing wide from the resulting counter.Everton pressed on and a star-jumping Caballero was out quickly to deny Wayne Rooney in the six-yard box before Aaron Lennon twice went close.Caballero’s fine form continued as Everton piled on the pressure, Chelsea’s stand-in goalkeeper keeping out Phil Jagielka’s header before denying Kevin Mirallas.Batshuayi should have wrapped up the victory with just over 10 minutes remaining after latching onto Rooney’s sloppy pass, but a poor touch took the ball wide of the post.Substitute Lookman almost made Chelsea pay with a scorching hit from distance that clattered the woodwork, only for Willian to do the damage at the other end.Having combined with Fabregas, the Brazil winger cut inside from the left to plant a wonderful curling effort in off the far post, giving Pickford no chance.There was to be late drama as Calvert-Lewin tucked home from close-range, but it was too little too late as Everton slumped to a third straight defeat..@willianborges88 #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/mQh4SaGaFo— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 25, 2017 Key Opta stats:- The Blues have reached the League Cup quarter-final for the 21st time in their history – only Arsenal (26), Spurs (23) and Liverpool (22) have reached the last eight on more occasions.- Chelsea haven’t lost a home game against Everton in all competitions since November 1994 – remaining unbeaten in their last 28 (W17 D11).- Everton have only kept one clean sheet in their last 14 games in all competitions (v Sunderland in the League Cup third round).- Willian’s goal was his first of the season for Chelsea, and ended a run of 14 games in all competitions without scoring (since May v Sunderland).- Ethan Ampadu (17y 40d) became the first player born in 2000 to start for Chelsea in any competition.- Chelsea scored with two of their three shots on target in this game, while Willian’s goal was their only one of the second half. read morelast_img read more

Double Standard? Andrew Harrison’s Comment Was Stupid, But It Wasn’t Racist

first_imgSaturday night, after Kentucky lost its first and only game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison made a big mistake at his team’s post-game press conference, uttering a very NSFW phrase while his microphone was turned on. Harrison, who is facing criticism for the transgression, has since apologized.If you missed it, Harrison, after listening to his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns get asked about Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, muttered “f*** that n****” to himself. Undoubtedly, it was stupid. But it was not racist. And there is no double standard going on here.For some reason, a number of college basketball fans are making the argument that if the situation had been reversed, and it had been Kaminsky uttering those words to himself, he’d be labeled a racist. Any by that logic, because Harrison isn’t being labeled as a racist, and because he isn’t likely to face any serious punishment, there is a double standard going on here.We’re not making this up. There are hundreds, if not thousands of tweets about it.If Andrew Harrison was white, we’d have a national catastrophe on our hands. Talk about a double standard— Alex Petik (@MuskyMaster5033) April 5, 2015Such a double standard with race I hate it. Andrew Harrison says what he says and it doesn’t get blown up but if it was other way around…— Tyler Boyle (@theeroyalboyle) April 5, 2015If Frank K had said the EXACT same thing about Andrew Harrison, think it would’ve been swept under the rug? What a double standard!— Dtrain41 (@DaneHenderson1) April 5, 2015If Andrew Harrison isn’t kicked out of school it’s a double standard @KentuckyMBB— Lara McGlynn (@lalalaLaraxo) April 5, 2015Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.20.00 PMObviously, if Kaminsky, a white man, had called Harrison, an African American, the n-word, he’d have been (rightfully) labeled a racist. There’s no doubt there. But comparing this to the Oklahoma SAE issue is absolutely insane.Where’s the disconnect here? Whether or not you agree with it, many African Americans refer to each other using the n-word. It’s part of the hip-hop culture. It’s part of the locker room culture. Heck, even ESPN’s Michael Wilbon admits that he and his friends use the word to “endearingly” refer to each other. To be clear, there was nothing endearing about what Harrison said about Kaminsky. But in the context of the situation, if Harrison had said “F*** that dude”, he’d be essentially saying the same thing.Harrison acted like a sore loser, and again, he should never have said what he said. But there is no double standard here. Just stop.last_img read more

Lindelof committed to Man Utd amid Barca links

first_imgVictor Lindelof insists that he is happy at Manchester United despite recent reports linking the Swedish defender with a move to Barcelona.Lindelof, 24, has spent the past two seasons at United after arriving from Benfica, but reports this month have linked the defender with a move to La Liga champions Barca.But the Sweden international moved to play down the talk, saying he was happy at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I’m very, very happy to be a Manchester United player,” Lindelof told a news conference in Perth on Tuesday.”I’m really looking forward to this season. I’m very excited for a new season to start.”That’s my answer, I’m very happy here.“I always felt like a Manchester United player but last season was a better season for me, I performed better than I did in my first.“I’m happy that people think that [I’m the best central defender at the club].“I’m just trying to do my best every day and that’s what I work hard for every day to help the team and the club.”Lindelof made 40 appearances for Manchester United last campaign, including 30 in the Premier League as he became a vital piece of the club’s backline under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.In his first season, he made just 17 Premier League appearances but has now seemingly adjusted to the pace and style of the Premier League.The next step will be adapting to new faces coming in, including new defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.“Well new players, new signings, we as a team will always try to help them to settle in as quickly as possible,” said Lindelof.“This is my third season here, I’ve been through what it is to sign for this club and get a little criticism.“But it’s part of the game and, like I said before, everyone in the team is trying to help the new guys.”Manchester United are preparing to face Leeds United in their second pre-season friendly in Australia on Wednesday.The Red Devils topped Perth Glory 2-0 in their first match of pre-season with Marcus Rashford and James Garner scoring the two goals.last_img read more

Province Continues Capped Assessment Program to Protect Homeowners

first_imgFamilies, seniors and other property owners will be protected from sudden increases in property assessments, thanks to the province’s decision to continue the Capped Assessment Program. “A home’s assessed value can easily go up without warning, which can bring an increase in tax bills,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “Without this program, hard-working families and seniors could suddenly find themselves unable to afford to stay in their own home. That is simply unfair.” The decision comes after a review of the Capped Assessment Program that included input from many interested groups, including the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, municipal councils and staff, ratepayers’ associations, the Canadian Federation of Taxpayers, and the Property Valuation Services Corporation, which conducts property assessments in Nova Scotia. Most importantly, Nova Scotians were asked to provide their opinions. Of the 1,200 responses received from the public 89 per cent supported keeping the program. Eighty-seven per cent of rate payer associations that completed the online survey supported the program. “The CAP puts an average of $117 a year back into the pockets of those benefitting from the program. The CAP helps families and seniors make ends meet,” said Mr. MacDonell. The Capped Assessment Program was originally implemented in 2005 to protect seniors and families from rapidly increasing property assessments. Since then, it has grown to include 377,000 properties. New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have also started similar programs in the last year. “The District of Lunenburg is in a unique situation with many capped properties, higher than average market values and a modest average household income,” said Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe. “Without the protection afforded by the CAP, more of our residents would be hit with a substantial increase in property tax. While our council understands the complexities of the CAP, we do not feel a fair exit strategy has been advanced to date and the CAP should remain.” The Capped Assessment Program ensures that qualifying residential/resource properties’ taxable assessments are limited to the same percentage increase as the province’s consumer price index from the previous year. For example, in 2011 the consumer price index increased 2.9 percentage points from the previous year, which means the CAP was 2.9 per cent. To view a copy of the CAP review, visit www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr.last_img read more

Veteran public servant CFL boss exBC attorney general named to RCMP board

first_imgOTTAWA — A former top public servant in the federal, Alberta and Ontario governments will head up the RCMP’s fledgling board of civilian advisers assigned to help the police force modernize.Besides Richard Dicerni, others appointed to the 13-member board Wednesday afternoon include former Fredericton police chief Leanne Fitch, Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie and former British Columbia attorney general Wally Oppal.The Liberal government announced plans for the board in January to transform the RCMP’s dated culture and make the force more innovative and forward-looking.The government wants the board to focus at first on updating business practices and ensuring employee health and well-being.Over time, the board will work on effective use of RCMP resources, labour relations, and corporate and strategic direction.Dicerni served as the federal deputy minister of industry for six years before becoming head of the Alberta public service.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

English Montreal School Board takes province to court over forced school transfers

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s largest English-language school board says it is taking the province to court over whether a forced transfer of schools violates minority rights.In its latest legal salvo, the English Montreal School Board is asking Quebec Superior Court to rule on the section of the provincial Education Act used to transfer two of its east-end Montreal schools to a neighbouring French-language board.It also wants the provincial government to seek the Court of Appeal’s opinion on whether school board governance by the province’s anglophone minority is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.In July, a judge rejected the board’s request for an injunction stopping the transfers, saying that it had failed to show the matter was urgent and that the French board would suffer more harm if the transfers were halted.Now, while waiting for that case to be heard on its merits, the board’s lawyers are asking the court to rule on whether the section of the Education Act used to transfer the schools respects English minority rights in Quebec.Chairwoman Angela Mancini says her board is also asking that before the Quebec government tables promised legislation eliminating school boards it seek a court opinion on whether the bill respects minority language rights.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Highway 97 down to singlelane traffic south of Mackenzie

first_imgMACKENZIE, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed in both directions between Mackenzie and Prince George because of a vehicle incident.According to DriveBC.ca, the road was closed to traffic in both directions roughly three kilometres south of the junction with Highway 39 sometime before 1:30 this afternoon.The road is closed in both directions, and no detour is available at this time.DriveBC.ca said that at this point, there’s no estimated time when the road will reopen, but that an update is expected at 3:00 p.m.Cst. Mike Halskov with the RCMP’s ‘E’ Division Traffic Services said that at this point, there’s no information from police at the scene, but that an update will be provided once more information is provided. UPDATE #2: Highway 97 reopened to traffic in both directions at around 4:15 p.m.UPDATE: Cst. Mike Halskov said that a head-on crash involving a motorhome and a pickup truck occurred shortly before noon today around three kilometres south of the Mackenzie Junction. He said that at this point, there’s no word on how many people were involved in the crash, but was able to confirm that at least one person has been airlifted from the scene.Cst. Halskov said that collision reconstruction experts have been called in to investigate the crash. According to DriveBC.ca, the road has since reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.last_img read more

Quitting cigarettes may cut bladder cancer risk in women

first_imgQuitting cigarette smoking may significantly reduce risk of bladder cancer in postmenopausal women, a study has found. According to the study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting, with a modest but continued decline in later years. Although bladder cancer is a fairly rare cancer type, representing an estimated 4.6 per cent of new cancer cases in 2019, it is the most common malignancy of the urinary system, with high recurrence rate and significant mortality, said Yueyao Li, a PhD candidate at Indiana University in the US. Also Read – The Puja carnival”Smoking is a well-established risk factor for bladder cancer, but findings on the relationship between duration of smoking cessation and the reduction in bladder cancer risk are inconsistent,” Li said in a statement. She added that while bladder cancer is more common in men, women often have worse outcomes, even when diagnosed at similar stages. In this study, researchers sought to analyse the dose-response relationship between time since quitting smoking and risk of bladder cancer among postmenopausal women, and to investigate whether risk among former smokers ever normalised to the risk faced by those who never smoked. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraThe researchers examined data from the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term national health study of postmenopausal women. They included data from 143,279 women, all of whom had supplied information on whether they had ever smoked cigarettes, how much they had smoked, and whether they were current smokers. In all, 52.7 per cent of the women were categorised as “never smokers,” 40.2 per cent as former smokers, and 7.1 per cent as current smokers. As of February 28, 2017, the researchers had identified 870 cases of bladder cancer. The study showed that, in comparison to never smokers, former smokers had twice the risk of bladder cancer, and current smokers had more than three times the risk. The researchers performed analysis using various statistical models to analyse the association between years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer, and to account for variables such as education, race/ethnicity, BMI, and dietary factors. They found that the steepest reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting smoking, with a 25 per cent drop. The risk continued to decrease after 10 years of quitting, but even after 30 or more years, risk remained higher for women who had smoked than those who never did. However, in time-updated models that reflected those who stopped smoking during the study period, the researchers found that compared with women who continued to smoke, those who quit smoking during the follow-up years had a 39 per cent decrease in bladder cancer risk, and risk continued to decline over time. Li said that while the biological mechanisms of the association between bladder cancer and smoking are not known, the study results indicate that women of any age should be discouraged from smoking, and even those who have smoked for many years stand to benefit from quitting. “Our study emphasises the importance of primary prevention (by not beginning to smoke) and secondary prevention (through smoking cessation) in the prevention of bladder cancer among postmenopausal women,” Li said. “Current smokers should be advised to quit smoking in order to reduce the risk of bladder cancer,” she added. Li cautioned that the study was based on postmenopausal women, so results may not be fully generalisable.last_img read more

EuropeOrient Film Festival to Hold TaxiInterviews with Celebrity Invitees

By Chaimae BoulifaRabat – Following in the footsteps of recent popular in-car interview shows, the fifth edition of Tangier’s Europe-Orient Documentary Film Festival, to be held September 19 to 23, will host its own video series, “Doc Taxi,” inviting famous guests to discover Tangier while being interviewed in a taxi.“The main purpose of Doc Taxi is to promote the impressive landscapes and artistic sides of Tangier, as we feel that the festival’s well-known guests will be ambassadors of the city’s image when they return to their home countries,” Sohaib El Ouassani, the festival director, told Morocco World News, explaining that “as part of the welcoming process, we feel a need to display the city’s beautiful touristic spots for the renowned participants.” “This original festival idea has two specific functions: giving the event’s guests a chance to explore the city’s rich culture, and having the audience discover the personal and professional life of our guests, in an original and creative manner,” said El Ouassani.The interviewers differ in each episode and will be chosen from among festival staff depending on the guests’ backgrounds and their fields of expertise.“If the guest is a filmmaker, the interviewer will be certainly aware of the domain of cinematography,” noted El Ouassani. “Sometimes we can have two guests interviewing each other and discussing, if one of them knows the region, very well.”Being a driver and a journalist at the same time might not not be an easy task to fulfil, but Chaimae Bousgoura, the festival’s secretary, recalled that she managed to do it herself during the festival’s previous edition during the first run of “Doc Taxi.”“Even though the interview was not live, I felt stressed, since it was actually the first time I put on the mask of a journalist and interviewed a well-known figure,” explained Bousgoura, who interviewed the Moroccan artist Majida Benkirane. “For this second edition we will probably have a driver beside the journalist in order to make it easier for the interviewer.”This second edition of “Doc Taxi” will see the participation of Moroccan film director Hakim Belabbesand film criticKhalil Damoun, as well as other guests.“The first edition of ‘Doc Taxi’ had six episodes, [but we are] hoping to exceed a total of 15 episodes in this fifth edition, depending on the participants’ availability and festival‘s financial resources,” affirmed El Ouassani.The Europe-Orient Documentary Film Festival will be held this week in the city’s Boukmakh cultural center, aiming to shed light on the culture of documentary films and develop Moroccans’ artistic and aesthetic tastes for cinema through conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and documentary film screenings. read more

Tobacco use needless threat to public health says SecretaryGeneral

1 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments everywhere to address tobacco consumption, which he described as a “needless threat” to public health. In a message to mark World No Tobacco Day, observed on 31 May, Mr. Ban noted that every year, some 5.4 million people die from illnesses caused by tobacco consumption, 80 per cent of them in low- and middle-income countries. Left unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will rise to more than 8 million by 2030. In addition, lung cancer, heart disease and other tobacco-related illnesses are part of a broader epidemic of non-communicable diseases, which include strokes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. “These diseases have become the world’s leading cause of mortality,” the Secretary-General noted, adding that 60 per cent of all deaths globally are caused by them, with women being the hardest hit. “That we continue to allow such diseases to be caused by tobacco consumption is a global tragedy. It also comes at vast expense,” he added. Mr. Ban pointed out that economies are harmed by the costs of treating of tobacco-caused diseases and by decreased productivity due to illness and premature death, while families whose members die or become ill due to tobacco use endure an unnecessary financial burden.Decreasing tobacco use was the theme of this year’s Day, and in an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the related dangers, the World Health Organization (WHO) had called on governments to require that all tobacco packages include pictures to warn consumers of the ill effects of tobacco use.WHO said that effective health warnings, especially those that include pictures, have been proven to motivate users to quit and to reduce the appeal of tobacco for those who are not yet addicted. read more

CV registrations confirm lively UK market

September CV registrations up 13.9 per cent to 48,185. Year-to-date registrations (YTD) up 13.7 per cent to 276,184. Light CVs up 15.8 per cent for the month and 15.0 per cent YTD Trucks down 0.1 per cent in September, but up 7.2 per cent YTD. Buses and coaches up 41.8 per cent and 9.1 per cent YTD. September a key month, about 13.5 per cent of the final 2003 annual total.‘Eight straight months business investment growth confirm confidence and transport investment,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘September is an important month in the registrations calendar reflecting vehicle sales in late spring and early summer but giving an early indicator to the year-end total. In this case we expect the best annual total since 1989.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio State lacrosse aims to drop losing streak against Bellarmine

Senior goalie Greg Dutton guards the net during a game against Penn State March 1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 11-8. Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Robey / For The LanternReturning home to Columbus might be exactly what the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team needs.Currently on a three-game losing streak, OSU (1-5, 0-0) is set to take on the Bellarmine Knights (4-2, 0-2) in the first of a three-game home stand inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday night.Last weekend, the Buckeyes traveled west to Colorado as they took on the No. 5 Denver Pioneers in a rematch of the 2013 ECAC tournament championship game.Despite being tied with the Pioneers at the half, OSU struggled to score late in the game and walked away with the loss, 9-5, its fifth in six games this season.OSU coach Nick Myers said his team has grown from each game, and for them, it’s about making adjustments in order to turn the recent losses into wins.“Our record is what it is, we’ve come up short in some tough games and I think we have learned from some of those situations.” Myers said. “It’s staying the course, obviously cleaning up things that we feel like can be improved upon, developing some of our younger attack guys, and hopefully getting guys back in the lineup sooner rather than later.”Louisville, Ky.-based Bellarmine is a team heading in the same direction as OSU. After starting the season 4-0, the Knights have struggled since entering conference play.Following two close losses at the hands of Michigan and Air Force, Bellarmine dropped to 0-2 in the ECAC, but Myers said the team cannot be taken lightly.“Right now, we are focused on Bellarmine,” Myers said. “It is specific to our conference, our goals, which are tied to qualifying for the conference tournament. Friday is an opportunity to take a step in the right direction.”Senior defenseman Joe Meurer said OSU has to fight in order for it to be where it wants to be come the end of the season.“Right now at this point of the season, we are fighting for our lives,” Meurer said. “Every game, we are going in with the mentality that it is going to be a battle. In our conference, every team has shown that they are capable of beating anyone.”The Buckeyes on the season are averaging about 8.2 goals per game, a number that will need to go up Friday against a Bellarmine team that puts up 10.3 goals per game.Offensively, the Buckeyes have had contributions from all over the field, including junior midfielder Turner Evans and junior attackman Reegan Comeault. Evans is currently leading the team with 10 assists and Comeault, who only scored five points last season, currently has 11 this season.Game time is set for 7 p.m. Friday. read more

Gardaí appeal for information after 91yearold woman struck by car

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 8:17 PM Share60 Tweet Email By Gráinne Ní Aodha Mar 26th 2017, 8:17 PM http://jrnl.ie/3308172 Image: RollingNews.ie Gardaí appeal for information after 91-year-old woman struck by car The elderly pedestrian is in a serious condition at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Image: RollingNews.ie 23,374 Views GARDAÍ AT BLACKROCK Co Dublin are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision.The collision occurred on the Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin at approximately 4.12pm yesterday afternoon.A 91-year-old female pedestrian received serious injuries when she was struck by beige-coloured Saab (make of car) outside the Asian Market.The injured lady remains in a serious condition at St Vincent’s University Hospital.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01- 666 5200.Read: Cyclist (50) killed after collision with camper van in Clare 9 Comments Short URLlast_img read more

67 WWE Results Lake Charles Louisiana Rollins vs Orton

first_img ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena WhatsApp Twitter Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Pinterest Google+ Facebook Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Off Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Matches advertised for WWE UK King of the Ring Special and upcoming WWE tour of Japan in June 6/7 WWE Results: Lake Charles, Louisiana1. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback def. Bray Wyatt2. Fandango def. Adam Rose3. Jack Swagger def. The Miz4. Macho Mandow def. The Miz5. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Paige & Naomi6. WWE United States Champion John Cena def. King Barrett7. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Prime-Time Players & The Ascension8. Jimmy Uso def. Bo Dallas9. Randy Orton def. WWE World Champion Seth Rollins in a Non-Title Steel Cage Match.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Nikki Bella reportedly moving out of John Cena’s home Nikki Bella John Cena Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ring of Honor announces Pacific Northwest debut with two events this June Videos Articleslast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers slams Celtics League Cup performance

first_imgCeltic advanced to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Scottish League Cup with a 3-1 victory over Patrick Thistle but manager Brendan Rodgers was far from impressed.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with his side’s performance, saying in the post-match interview that his side was “not very good” and that their “intensity” and “pressure”, were below par, according to Eirsport.Celtic led 1-0 at the break, thanks to a Leigh Griffiths goal, Patrick Thistle equalised on the 73rd minutes.The leveller sparked life into Brendan Rodgers’ side, with two quick-fire goals from Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic to guarantee Celtic a spot in the last eight of the Scottish League Cup.“We were far too passive in our pressing and [did] not [have] enough intensity. And of course that gave them an opportunity in the game, because of course if you’re slow in that, then normally you’re slow in your attacking play as well.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“Yeah, okay, we had the ball, and were reasonably comfortable, but a lot of our game wasn’t very good today,” said Rodgers.“When you’re at a club like Celtic you have to win and we didn’t do that [against Athens]. But football, as I say, what you learn is that there are no guarantees, and you always have the opportunity to come back again and we did that today.”“But in terms of performance level, it wasn’t very good,” added Rodgers.“We’ve had a couple of targets we haven’t been able to get in. But I’ll continue to work with the players, and I’ve always had a very good relationship with the board here and that’s the same. We want to improve the team and we’ve got until the end of August to do that.”last_img read more