LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In the other match, College of Saint Benilde finally notched a win, shaking off a slow start and beating Technological Insitute of the Philippines, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, to finish with a 1-4 card.The Lady Engineers closed out with a 0-5 slate.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc MOST READ Ateneo runs streak to 6, La Salle rebounds Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Arellano’s Andrea Marzan scores on a hit against UP’s Marian Buitre during their duel for the second semifinal slot in Group B of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Arellano U doused University of the Philippines’ grit and used a dominant fifth-set performance to hammer out a 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3 decision to clinch the second semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference in San Juan Saturday.The Lady Chiefs racked up five straight points to start the decisive set and cooled whatever momentum the Lady Maroons built in an edge-of-your-seat fourth set to seal the win in an hour and 48 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP, which stubbornly fought off elimination with that fourth-set win, lost their sting after ace hitter Justine Dorog left the game with a knee injury before the fifth set.Arellano thus joined Adamson as Group B semifinalists after notching its fourth win in five games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was a sorry setback for the Diliman-based UP, which looked headed to the semifinals after that dramatic fourth-set win. The Lady Maroons closed out their campaign with a 3-2 mark.Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 26 hits. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Read Next
Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town He had earlier been seen reacting emotionally to the game and showing a middle-finger salute when Argentina scored. TV footage also showed Maradona with his eyes closed for part of the game.Maradona says he was dizzy and his “neck hurt a lot,” so he was examined at the stadium.Writing on Instagram underneath a picture of himself with medical staff, Maradona says “I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave?”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina World Cup thriller MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Peruvians hope not to wait 36 years for next World Cup trip Argentina former soccer star Diego Maradona waves to the fans ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)MOSCOW — Argentine football great Diego Maradona says he is well after requiring medical treatment at a World Cup game in Russia.Footage posted on social media showed Maradona apparently disoriented and being helped to climb stairs at Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT
Guyana stands in solidarity with the rest of the world as it takes on the challenge of completely eliminating the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic by 2030, according to Minister of Health Dr George Norton.Dr Norton made this commitment while addressing a United Nations (UN) High Level Meeting on ending AIDS in New York on Wednesday.Noting that Guyana will spare no effort in working to reduce the number of victims and deaths, the minister shed light on the 2016 Political Declaration which his ministry will implement as a guide to end the epidemic.With the factors to curb the prevalence of the virus at arms’ length, Norton assured that ending the AIDS epidemic as a public threat by 2030 is definitely within the country’s reach. To this extent, he added that a national stakeholder’s response would be essential, as well as the use of resources and a change in the course of action over the years.“This will depend on the strong solidarity and shared commitment of all stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the mobilisation of the requisite resources to sustain our common efforts at all levels. It will require a radical change of the trajectory over the next five years, recognising the multidimensional nature of the challenge,” the minister reminded.Norton noted that the Guyana Health Vision 2020 has been serving its intended function as a framework for the national health response.Present within this framework, he added, is the HIVision 2020, which can be credited for the reduction of deaths due to HIV/AIDS as well as the prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT).Dr Norton explained that the vision emphasises on major principles that are to be considered when fighting a virus as widespread and devastating as HIV/AIDS. He mentioned that the government, on realising this, had crafted the vision under these guidelines.“Its goal is to reduce the social and economic impact of HIV and AIDS on individuals and communities and ultimately the development of the country. It focuses on five priority areas: Coordination; Prevention; Treatment, Care and Support; Integration and Strategic Information,” the Minister stated.As the HIVision has become integrated into Guyana’s national response to the virus, the results thus far have been in sync with the government’s target, according to Dr Norton.According to statistics, Guyana had recorded 3.4 per cent of its population had been living with the virus in 2004, which had then reduced to 1.4 per cent in 2013.In 2014, the cases further decreased with 751 persons being infected as opposed to 758 in 2013. However, these figures were at its worst in 2009 when a total of 1176 cases were recorded.“This achievement can be attributed to a combination of factors, chief among them being actions taken at the policy and programmatic levels to realise a comprehensive approach to ending the epidemic locally. An increase in access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) has also been instrumental in our success,” the minister stated. In addition to these factors, the establishment on programmes within the region with more emphasis on youth involvement has contributed to the tumbling rates, according to Dr Norton.These programmes focused on counselling, reproductive health education, information, education and communication which are vital factors when considering a national response to the virus.However,despite Guyana’s persistence in combating the virus, inevitably a number of obstacles have been stumbled upon with the primary one being financial constraints.Nonetheless, the country remains unyielding in achieving the goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS.
The forum comes less than two weeks before residents vote in the May 2 general election. [asset|aid=3539|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7a49f8fba7287f079848c22c48aa6ee7-Boone 1_1_Pub.mp3] Boone also discussed her opposition to the proposed Site C dam, saying it would flood valuable arable land.Green Party candidate Hilary Crowley said her party would implement a pollution tax and would then utilize the revenue from that tax to invest in clean energy sources.Another question touched on the current high price of gas, which appears to only be rising, as oil rose to more than $112 a barrel, Thursday.Advertisement Zimmer said this region, in particular, benefits from high oil and gas prices, but he believes that gas prices should be tied to oil prices, increasing or decreases as the price of oil does. Levine countered his statement saying the high prices appear to be a form of price gouging, especially in this region.Crowley said her party’s focus is on ensuring manufacturers make more fuel efficient vehicles and encouraging people to carpool.With the fall of the current government, trust also became a major theme of the evening and how voters can trust each of the candidates and their party leaders. Although each candidate discussed their – and their party’s – past records, the representative of the newest political party, Jeremy Coté, appeared to win favour with the audience when he discussed the need for Members of Parliament be held accountable for their actions. [asset|aid=3540|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7a49f8fba7287f079848c22c48aa6ee7-Cote Recall 1_1_Pub.mp3] Despite a few questions and comments specifically targeting party platforms, the debate remained relatively calm. The most noticeable contention was between the Liberal and Conservative candidates, but appeared mostly one-sided, with Levine bringing up the Conservatives’ spending record and the fact that it was the first government in Canadian history to be brought down on a contempt of parliament charge.Advertisement Photo: Bob Zimmer presents his opening remarks while the other candidates look on at the Pomeory Hotel – Kimberley Molina/Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement – Nearly 100 residents attended Thursday night’s All Candidates Forum held in Fort St. John that dealt with topics ranging from the long-gun registry to health care to the legalization of marijuana.One of the first questions asked in the debate centred on climate change and food sustainability, specifically in the Peace River region.Liberal Party candidate Ben Levine said the Liberals have a plan to provide assistance to farmers, investing $80 million in a ‘buy local’ program and focusing on investments in clean energy resources.Conservative Party candidate Bob Zimmer took a different approach, saying that even though the Conservatives take the environment seriously, they also take a realistic and balanced approach that does not sacrifice the economy.NDP candidate Lois Boone said that climate change is a serious problem and discussed a policy to diminish its impact.Advertisement
Guinness Cage “East Coast Best vs the Rest” Competition Renowned for its unrivalled provision of services in the security sector, Queensway Security Services confirmed its association with the Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Competition following a simple ceremony at the entity’s head office at Oronoque and Regent Streets on Friday.The five-day tournament dubbed “the East Coast Best versus the Rest” will commence on August 8, at the Haslington Market Tarmac with the remaining playing days being August 11, 18, and 25 and September 1, at the same venue.Making the presentation of a cheque for an undisclosed sum to Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch was Queensway Security Services Operations Manager Clay Flatts, who did so in the presence of Chief Operations Officer Lancelot Khan.Flatts, a former standout footballer, praised the promoters for their willingness to support the development of the game and urged that they execute the tournament with the professionalism and discipline that are associated with the company.Khan, in his remarks, said he was keen to understand the sport and promised to attend the event.Welch expressed his gratitude to the company for its significant support at the Promotions’ first call, adding that it signalled the seriousness of the organisation in helping to develop sports and cohesion among the various communities that the participating teams come from.He said unlike many other corporate entities that prefer to wait and watch a product develop before getting on board, Queensway has led the way in helping to shape and develop the product.“I have to say that Queensway Security Services is a shining example of what corporate responsibility is and should other entities duplicate their deed, then sports and athletes will be able to strive,” Welch mentioned.The company provides a range of security services, including static, armed and unarmed guards, armed patrol, response services, alarm monitoring, emergency response, security escorts and VIP protection service.Twenty-four teams will contest the competition with a minimum of 12 chosen from East Coast villages, while the remainder will comprise teams from Georgetown, Linden and West Demerara.Every night, there will be a winner among the fans – the fan who buys the most buckets of the sponsor’s beverages.Among the other entities who have pledged their support are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands; Clarks footwear giants Chetsons; E-Networks Inc; KSM Investments; Yhip’s Bakery; Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF); Ray’s Auto Sales; YK Investments; Trophy Stall; Express Shipping; Woodpecker Products; National Sports Commission; C Division of the Guyana Police Force; Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde; Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.
1 Could Arsenal reunite Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira at club level next season? talkSPORT look at five players that could follow Alexis to the Emirates Arsenal have made a statement of intent with their £33m deal for Alexis Sanchez, and the Gunners aren’t done yet. Arsene Wenger is expected to add several more players to his squad across all areas of the pitch, and some of the deals appear to be at an advanced stage. talkSPORT takes a look at five players that could follow Alexis to the Emirates…Javier ManquilloThe young Atletico Madrid right back has struggled to gain minutes at his boyhood club with Juanfran unshakable in his position. The Rojiblancos looked close to agreeing a loan deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s Marseille earlier this month, but reports in England say Arsenal have interrupted negotiations, offering a loan spell of their own with the request of including an option to buy in the contract. It remains to be seen if Atletico are willing to let him leave for the long term.Sami KhediraThe Real Madrid midfielder missed most of last season through injury, but proved his worth when he returned to play in their Champions League final win, and has gone on to excel with Germany at the World Cup. The imminent arrival of his compatriot Toni Kroos at the Bernabeu could see Khedira nudged out the door, and Arsenal are more than willing to offer him a move to England. His high salary along with Madrid’s own high expectations of a transfer fee mean the move is unlikely to be resolved quickly however.Mathieu DebuchyThe Newcastle right back was picked over Bacary Sagna at the World Cup, and he looks likely to step into the latter’s place at club level next season. Le Figaro say Arsenal will pay €10m (around £8m) for the defender, with the move expected to be announced in the coming days.Jackson MartinezAfter signing Alexis Sanchez Arsenal are also in the market for a more traditional striker capable of leading the line, and Porto’s Jackson Martinez is regularly linked with a move to the Emirates. The Colombian admits he has offers from various clubs, but is remaining ambiguous while Porto mull over the possibility of a sale. Along with Arsenal, Valencia’s new owner Peter Lim has made Martinez his number one target this summer.Juan CuadradoOne of the most exciting players at the World Cup, Fiorentina will struggle to keep a hold of Juan Cuadrado this summer, and along with Barcelona, Arsenal are one of his biggest suitors. Capable of playing both on the wing and as a wingback in front of a three man defence, the Colombian is an excellent dribbler and has shown good decision-making in the box this summer, and attractive quality for any club looking to strengthen. Fiorentina will hold out for a significant fee before they’ll sell.Gooners, would you like to see these players at the Emirates? Let us know below…
Jesse Lingard scores for Derby County Derby County kept themselves top of the Championship table as they beat Charlton 2-0 at the iPro Stadium.Goals from Jeff Hendrick and Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard, both in the first half, were all it took for the Rams to dispatch their visitors.But Steve McClaren’s side didn’t extend their lead as the rest of their title rivals also claimed vital victories.Middlesbrough kept themselves within two points of Derby as Albert Adomah’s goal saw them beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 on home soil, while Ipswich Town defeated Birmingham City 4-2 at Portman Road with Tractor Boys striker Freddie Sears grabbing a brace on the night.Arsenal starlet Jon Toral was a hat-trick hero for Brentford as their pursuit of promotion continued. Andre Gray scored their other goal as they beat bottom of the table Blackpool 4-0 at Griffin Park.Bradley Johnson gave Norwich City a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park as he smashed a 25-yard strike into the back of the net.Meanwhile, Watford remain in the final lay-off spot as they ran out 3-0 winners over basement battlers Rotherham with Odion Ighalo’s double sandwiching a strike from Troy Deeney.Wigan Athletic’s woes continued as they were beaten 1-0 by mid-table Cardiff City and Millwall remain in the relegation zone too after they were dispatched 3-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in London.Danny Batth and a Bakary Sako brace saw Wolverhampton Wanderers climb up to eighth as they beat struggling Fulham 3-0. Kit Symons’ Cottagers now sit five points clear of the relegation zone.Elsewhere, strikes from Sam Baldock and Inigo Calderon saw Brighton win 2-0 at home to Leeds United and Huddersfield Town ran out 3-0 victors over Steve Clarke’s Reading. 1
3. Saturday 21st November vs Norwich City at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League – Risk of sacking: High – Defeat to the Canaries would be wholly unacceptable, and as with a loss at the Britannia Stadium, it could be the final straw in Mourinhos second spell in west London. Chelsea are playing no better than Norwich at present, but with a star-studded squad at the Portuguese managers disposal, anything less than three points could be unforgivable. 5 1. Wednesday 4th November vs Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge in Champions League Group G – Risk of sacking: Low – With Chelseas title defence going so disastrously, the Blues should relish the chance at impressing in Europe, but they are yet to gather momentum in the Champions League, even if their chances of progressing to the last 16 remain intact. Chelsea were held to a goalless draw in Ukraine at the end of last month, and with just one point separating the two clubs, Mourinhos men will need to deliver at Stamford Bridge. Its unlikely that defeat would result in an instant dismissal for Mourinho, but the prospect of European football slipping away will really test the nerve of Roman Abramovich. 2. Saturday 7th November vs Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League – Risk of sacking: High – Its hard to believe that victory over the Potters is crucial in lifting Chelsea clear of the drop zone, with Mourinhos side just four points above 18th placed Newcastle United. Should Chelsea lose to Stoke and those around them enjoy a successful weekend, concern could really take hold of the club and its supporters. The Britannia Stadium is one of the toughest road trips in Englands top flight, and isnt a journey welcomed by many. However, this fixture sticks out more than most. It arrives just before the international break, and dismissing Mourinho at this time would allow the club sufficient time to find his successor. 5 4. Tuesday 24th November vs Maccabi Tel Aviv at Bloomfield Stadium in Champions League Group G – Risk of sacking: Moderate – Depending on their result against Dynamo Kiev at the beginning of the month, this clash could be a must-win particularly with a tough game against FC Porto to come two weeks later. Should Mourinho still be at the helm of the club during this trip to Israel, his fate here could be dependent upon how seriously Roman Abramovich is taking the Champions League this season. The expectance is that the Russian businessman views the competition as important as ever. Since Chelsea suffered defeat to Liverpool, their sixth Premier League loss of the season, reports have intensified that Jose Mourinho is on the verge of being sacked.It makes for truly remarkable viewing to see the reigning English champions languishing in 15th place, just four points off the relegation zone, with such poor form having inevitably led to concerns that this is far more than a blip, and rather signifies a crisis at the club.And, as is the norm in modern football, the blame is so often passed away from the players and hurled towards the manager.Mourinho, therefore, is under significant pressure and his fate could very well be decided by the end of this month, with five crucial fixtures to come in November.With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at how important the result in the Blues’ next five games could be.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to read our assessment of Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures. 5 5 5 5. Sunday 29th November vs Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League – Risk of sacking: Low – The clash with Spurs is arguably the most highly charged of Chelseas season, and is a fixture that has proved excruciatingly difficult to call in recent years. If Mourinho has remained with the club up until this game, its unlikely that a poor result at White Hart Lane could see Roman Abramovich wield the axe. This will be Chelseas toughest game of November, and leniency may therefore be awarded. As the saying goes, Mourinho may have successfully weathered the storm by this point. However more than any other this will be one that John Terry will not want to captain his side to a heavy defeat in.
NEW YORK – Just when the economy needs them the most, consumers are feeling less confident than they have since hurricanes Katrina and Rita pummeled the Gulf Coast two years ago. U.S. consumers face a multitude of problems – higher gas prices, a volatile stock market and a slumping housing market – that are fueling worries among retailers of a frugal holiday with only a month left of the critical Christmas shopping season. On Tuesday, the New York- based Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 87.3, marking a four-month slide and down almost 8 points from the revised 95.2 in October. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers-UBS index, same-store sales rose 2.5percent for the week ended Saturday, compared with the year-ago period. Same-store sales are sales at stores opened at least a year and are considered a key indicator of a retailer’s health.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIt was the lowest reading since 85.2 in October 2005 when gas and oil prices soared after the hurricanes flooded New Orleans and shut down a large chunk of the nation’s oil refineries. It also marked the sharpest drop since September 2005 when the index plummeted 18 points from the previous month. Analysts had expected a reading of 91.5 in November. “Consumers’ apprehension about the short-term outlook is being fueled by volatility in financial markets, rising prices at the pump and the likelihood of larger home heating bills this winter,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, in a statement. The Present Situation Index, which measures how shoppers feel about the economy, fell to 115.4 from 118.0 in October. The Expectations Index, which measures shoppers’ outlook over the next six months, declined to 68.7 from 80.0. “It doesn’t mean that shoppers are not going to spend. It implies they are going to be cautious” this holiday season, said Joel L. Naroff, president and chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors Inc. “To me, it will be a mediocre season, not a terrible one, but not a good one either.” For retailers, the downbeat report on consumer confidence further fueled concern that the holiday shopping season will be weak. Retailers struggled with disappointing sales this past fall, and while many retailers were encouraged by better-than-expected turnout for the official start of the holiday shopping season, it was the fat discounts that lured consumers in.
A Donegal fisherman has landed a late, late catch after he threw a message in a bottle overboard more than ten years ago.The bottle thrown into the ocean by John ten years ago!John Cunningham put the message in the bottle and wrapped it in the colours of his native county in June 2003.He lobbed the bottle into seas near St Kilda’s Island off the coast of Scotland on February 13th, 2003 where he was fishing commercially for mackerel. And this week he was left stunned when he was contacted by a man in Iceland saying he had found it.John, from Old Fintra Road in Killybegs, revealed he regularly throws bottles with little messages into the sea.He has received replies from around the globe from places such as Spain, Norway, Denmark and even the Cape Verde islands.But John said this is the longest time he has waited to get a reply. “To think that the bottle was bobbing around the seas of the world for ten years is amazing.The letter left in the bottle by John“I knew when I got the letter that it could have been a reply to one of my messages but I was gobsmacked to discover it was one I had thrown overboard ten years ago,” he said.The bottle was found by Rikard Thorstensen while he was out walking on a beach at Bakkafjorour on the north east coast of Iceland.Rikard took pictures of the bottle and sent a letter to John in Killybegs saying he hoped he enjoyed the pictures.John said he plans to contact Rikard to thank him for taking the time to send his message back. But, in the meantime, he plans to continue dropping messages into the ocean.“I just love doing it and I love seeing a letter popping into my letterbox from around the world and wondering what kind of journey the bottle and the message have been on,” he laughed.John (left) with his brother Pat on a recent fishing trip.DONEGAL MAN’S ‘MESSAGE IN BOTTLE’ FOUND AN AMAZING TEN YEARS LATER was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:icelandJohn CunninghamKillybegsmessage in a bottle