ICC slams ‘disrespectful’ West Indies

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), blasted the West Indies cricket team for the behaviour of some of its players following the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in India earlier this month.In an unusual step yesterday, the ICC labelled the players’ behaviour as “inappropriate and disrespectful” and argued that it “brought the event into disrepute”.In a statement following a meeting of its board over the weekend, the ICC said it had even given “serious consideration” to bringing sanctions against the players.INAPPROPRIATE”The board considered the behaviour of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful, and brought the event into disrepute,” the governing body said.”The board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behaviour had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.”West Indies beat England by four wickets in a dramatic final over in Kolkata to win their second Twenty20 World Cup, following their triumph four years ago in Sri Lanka.Many of the Caribbean players celebrated wildly afterwards, with some removing their shirts as they danced in delight.West Indies captain Darren Sammy also stunned many by openly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) during the official post-game interview and highlighting the players’ ongoing pay dispute, which had marred the build-up to the tournament.Man-of-the-Match Marlon Samuels was also fined for his verbal tirade against bowler Ben Stokes during the final over of the game.While not specifying exactly what behaviour the ICC found offensive, the ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar, said the Windies players actions were not “acceptable conduct” for ICC events.”The sport of cricket is proud of its unique spirit and this involves being gracious in victory as well as defeat and respectful at all times to the game, one’s opponents, the sponsors and the fans,” Manohar said.”The Board also noted that very serious consideration had been given to bringing Code of Conduct charges in respect of the behaviour of the West Indies players and emphasised that this was not acceptable conduct at ICC events played out on a world stage in front of millions of people around the globe.”Following Sammy’s interview, WICB president Dave Cameron also tendered an apology for what the board deemed to be his “inappropriate” comments and promised to investigate.last_img read more

Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “But the people here are not talking about Neymar. The people here support their team.”It will be a major culture shock for Neymar in a town which has a population of just 7,000 and is best known for its annual Breton dance showcase, the Saint Loup Festival which draws visitors from around the world.However, that’s not to say that Guingamp do not have football pedigree.They were French Cup winners in 2009 and 2014 and last season beat PSG 2-1 in the corresponding league fixture, the capital city club’s second defeat in four visits to Guingamp since their hosts were promoted in 2013.Furthermore, former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba spent a season at the club in 2002/2003.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sore left arm keeps Sharapova out of Cincinnati eventcenter_img “Neymar — the football version,” ran their headline on Saturday in a light-hearted reference to how the most expensive transfer in football history has dominated news despite Neymar not yet having kicked a ball in anger.“A trio of Neymar, Pastore and Angel di Maria will support (striker) Ederson Cavani,” predicted L’Equipe.The match in Guingamp kicks-off at 1900GMT.An hour later, and around 1,200km further south, Barcelona will start their first competitive match without Neymar by facing bitter rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.Barca’s scattergun approach to finding a replacement for Neymar has so far been unsuccessful with bids for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund rebuffed.Gerard Deulofeu was handed Neymar’s role alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front in Monday’s 5-0 friendly win over Chapecoense on his return to the club after spells at Everton and AC Milan.And the Spanish international took his chance with a goal and two assists in just 45 minutes on the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Neymar #11 of Barcelona heads for the net in the first half against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2017 on July 22, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPHe has dazzled Rio’s imposing Maracana and Barcelona’s storied Camp Nou, but it’s Guingamp’s humble 17,000-capacity Stade du Rouduorou, tucked away in sleepy Brittany, which on Sunday greets Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer.With the mundanity of transfer paperwork finally resolved, the 25-year-old Brazilian magician will line up for Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since his mind-boggling 222 million euro ($261 million) move from Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “He’s physically ready to play the whole ninety minutes,” PSG coach Unai Emery told AFP.“He’s been working well and we looked hard at tactics and free-kicks. We all want him in the starting eleven, he’s a player we need in the group.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Even Guingamp coach Antoine Kombouaré, himself a former PSG boss, wants Neymar to play despite the potential for destruction at the feet of the Brazilian superstar.“I want the fans to come Sunday to see Guingamp win… preferably against a side with Neymar in it. “We could have filled a stadium of 40,000 seats with no problem at all,” said Guingamp president Bertrand Desplat whose club budget is an eighth of what PSG paid for Neymar.“Remember the star of the show is going to be Neymar and for us we want to welcome this very special player and his team in the best conditions possible.”Journalists from far and wide are expected for the game — the ground’s press tribune, built to hold 80 people, has been extended to cater for 350.A total of 145 stewards will be on duty at the ground — 30 more than usual.1,200km away, Barca start new eraMeanwhile, French media speculated over who in the expensively-assembled PSG team will make way for Neymar.Le Parisien suggested it will be Javier Pastore, the Argentine star who was the first major signing after PSG were bought by their ambitious Qatari owners.“After first giving up his No.10 shirt, will he (Pastore) now give him (Neymar) his place in the team?” Le Parisien asked of the player who took up the No.10 shirt after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Manchester United last season, only to hand it to the Brazilian this summer.“Neymar will start on the left at the cost of Pastore.”Sports daily L’Equipe saw things differently, though. 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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Tough grind ahead The defending champions got defensive — and maybe a little mad — after a 127-105 Game 2 defeat Wednesday night at Houston, determined to make stops to ignite the transition game and open up 3-point shooters.And they eventually got Curry going with 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHarden had 20 points and nine assists, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 10 rebounds as they combined to shoot just 12 for 32.Game 4 is Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Curry and Durant each scored five quick points as Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-0 burst to go ahead 64-43.Under pressure from Paul, Curry swished a 3 from way back with 5:06 left in the third. He struggled with his long-range shot again early but drove through the paint at every chance.Curry hit a baseline 3-pointer at the 9:02 mark of the first but missed his next five 3s before going 4 for 5 in the second half. He is now 7 of 25 from long range — he made one in each of the first two games.The Warriors’ five starters all scored in double figures, the first time they’ve done so this postseason.Trevor Ariza and Green received a double-technical with 6:49 to play when Ariza shoved Green as they traded words.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense.Harden and Paul began 3 for 14 with Paul missing six shots before getting his first basket on goaltending against Andre Iguodala 2:39 before halftime.Golden State began getting the looks it liked after halftime. The Warriors faced more stingy, in-the-face pressure from Houston, making it hard to get any early flow shooting. Durant hit his first 3 6:27 before halftime then missed from the deep the next time down.A moment of silence was held before the national anthem for victims of the Houston school shooting.TIP-INSRockets: The Rockets surrendered 10 fast-break points in the first period while getting none of their own. … They were outrebounded 49-41 and shot 32 for 80 from the floor.Warriors: Kevon Looney had two key blocks off the bench in the first. … Durant notched his 20th straight postseason game with 20 or more points. … Golden State is 36-5 at home in the playoffs since the 2015 postseason. … Thompson (1,786) moved past Rick Barry (1,776) for second place on the Warriors’ career postseason scoring list. … Curry (712) moved past Barry (699) into sole possession for most postseason baskets in franchise history. … The “Run TMC” trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were honored with a standing ovation during a first-quarter timeout. On Monday, Richmond will introduce Hardaway as he goes into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame of which Richmond and Mullin are already members.PAUL’S HEALTHRockets coach Mike D’Antoni made the point once again about Paul being healthy: “There’s nothing wrong at all.”“We’re not going to win without him,” D’Antoni said. “So if he’s got to limp and drag his leg to the finish line, so be it. And he’s ready to do that.”ORACLE AURAThat deafening, bright yellow sellout crowd was imposing once again.“Somebody asked me, ‘Is Oracle tough to play?’ Yeah, because the Warriors play here,” D’Antoni said. “There’s a certain energy that their fans will give them and moments they hit two or three 3s you can get a buzz going that helps the home team. You just have to try to keep that crowd out as much as you can.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena. APOAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists. The Warriors won an NBA-record 16th consecutive home postseason game, surpassing the Chicago Bulls’ mark of 15 in a row from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NBA Finals lead in ratings, but it was too short for ABC

first_imgMOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls But a more competitive series would have meant a lot more viewers. A seven-game series would have been a gold mine.ABC learned something else this past week: the Kardashians and Kanye West trump the Tonys. Their appearance on “Celebrity Family Feud,” heavily promoted by the network, drew 7.57 million viewers. The Tony Awards on CBS, with ratings up slightly over last year, reached 6.3 million.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownABC won the week in prime-time, averaging 6.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.8 million, CBS had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.1 million, ION Television had 1.43 million, Univision had 1.42 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 860,000 viewers.Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.38 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.6 million, HGTV had 1.4 million, USA had 1.38 million and TBS had 1.18 million. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30 shoots around Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to sweep the series. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK — The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been.The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen company said. It was the fourth straight year those two teams have met for the NBA crown.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 View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img FIFA urges referees to take their time for video review In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.7 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million.For the week of June 4-10, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 17.94 million; NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 4, ABC, 16.24 million; “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.24 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.01 million; “Celebrity Family Feud” (Sunday) ABC, 7.57 million; NHL Stanley Cup Final: Washington at Vegas, Game 5, NBC, 6.6 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.54 million; “Tony Awards,” CBS, 6.313 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.312 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.18 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ceres widens gap after blanking Stallion

first_imgBACOLOD CITY—Japanese striker Takumi Uesato struck twice in the second half to propel leader Ceres- Negros to a 2-0 blanking of Stallion Laguna on Sunday night in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Panaad Stadium here.Atoning for his missed opportunities in the first half, Uesato bagged a brace in the space of four minutes as the Busmen extended their lead at the top to 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Paddlers, Hidilyn banner 335-man PH team to Asian Games Ceres will travel to Iloilo to face Kaya on Saturday before squaring off again four days later. Vidakovic believes those two games against Kaya could decide the title race.The Busmen hardly looked threatening for large portions of the match, but they got the job done thanks to a solid five minute spell in the second half where Uesato found his scoring touch.The Japanese striker broke the deadlock by stroking home a cross from Mike Ott in the 66th minute, before doubling the lead four minutes later when he fired into an empty net after Stallion goalkeeper Benito Rosalia misjudged a long ball.“I’m happy for him,” said Vidakovic referring to his striker. “He has been struggling with injuries and to score at such an important game shows his ability.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the win, Ceres hiked its tally to 38 points from 17 matches while second running Kaya, which plays Stallion on Wednesday, has 26 from 15 matches.The league format calls for all six teams to play 25 matches each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is an important win because its not easy to beat the same team twice in four days,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.“It’s tough to motivate the players, but they worked hard in this game and we get the three points and a few days break to prepare for Kaya.” Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Declining Exports Hurt Liberia

first_imgThe Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has called for policy reforms and programs aimed at widening Liberia’s export base from the enclave mining sector towards non-traditional commodity exports.The Bank has warned that reliance on the enclave mining sector for export earnings will not develop the country.The CBL made the call in its latest 2nd Quarterly ‘Financial & Economic Bulletin.’ The Bank also analyzed that weak global demand for export products from Liberia is affecting the performance of the country’s key export commodities on the world market—iron ore and rubber. In the second quarter of 2014, the situation posed serious problems for the overall export earnings for the country’s key commodities, rubber and iron ore, outweighing the gains recorded from minerals [diamond and gold] and round logs exported during the quarter relative to the preceding quarter. Some of the factors undermining this performance include instability in the Middle East and the Ukrainian conflict, as well as the slowdown of growth in the Chinese economy. These regions are key export destinations of raw iron ore and rubber from Liberia. This is a serious threat to an economy already hit hardest by the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Liberia, a post-conflict economy, was still struggling to rebuild itself prior to the Ebola outbreak. The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has declared that quarterly global iron ore price fell by an average of 15 percent at end-June, 2014, compared to the preceding quarter. The Iron ore price also fell by an average 18.2 percent on the world market, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013. The price of rubber, Liberia’s key export crop, also fell on average by 5.9 percent and 27.1 percent compared to the end of the first quarter of 2014 and end-June 2013, respectively.In its Financial & Economic Bulletin covering April-June, 2014, the CBL noted that “with growth in emerging markets projected to slow further during the remainder of 2014, iron ore and rubber prices are expected to continue the downward spiral.” On the domestic front, the Bank has attributed the declines in iron ore and rubber exports volumes to the rainy season and the replanting in the rubber sector to replace aging rubber trees, which it says affected the performance during the quarter. As iron and rubber were underperforming, minerals [gold &diamond] and logs export earnings were, however, outperforming the levels recorded in the preceding quarter. The CBL reports that diamond export receipts rose by 14.9 percent, while gold export receipts also increased by 62.5 percent. The growth in gold and diamond exports earnings was on the back of increased in domestic production as a result of the discovery of new fields. The temporary lifting of moratorium placed on logging by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf largely led to improvement in round logs exports. Despite the good performance by the minerals [gold &diamond] and logs, the country’s overall merchandise exports earnings fell by 11.1 percent at the end of the second quarter, 2014, which the CBL attributes largely “on account of the 41.7 percent year-on declines in rubber export receipts.” Import payments rose by 5 percent and this was driven by increased import payments on food and other consumables. Import payments on rice, Liberia’s staple food, however, dwindled by 15.7, percent due to the declining price of the commodity on the world market. According to the CBL, import payments on chemicals and related products increased during the quarter due to the Ebola crisis and the heightened public health crisis facing the country.The Bank says it expects increased import payments on commodities in this category for the remainder of the year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taylor Speedway crowns 2018 season champs

first_imgWyatt Graham: 614Keagan Wallace: 608Cody Willis: 433Mini-Juniors: Russel Duncan: 631Austin Kube: 542Chantal Richards: 521Bombers:Matt Burdock: 567Clint Mason: 565Justin Tackaberry: 470Mini Adults: Jaime Legal: 30Dan Harrison: 25Mike Taylor: 5Modifieds: Advertisement Dennis Wurst: 566Matt Richards: 532Al Scarfo: 462 TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Speedway racing season has come to an end with all new winners in each division.Two divisions needed the final weekend of races to declare their champions. Wyatt Graham won the Mini Sprint Sr’s by only eight points while Matt Burdock won the Bombers by just two points.Russel Duncan gathered the most overall points during the season with 631 through nine races.- Advertisement -Top three finishers for each division are shown below:Mini Sprint Jr:Colton Beaumont: 243Natalie Richards: 80Mini Sprint Sr:Advertisementlast_img read more

Mbappe plays starring role on return to PSG

first_imgBut Mbappe came on for the second half and Neymar equalised from the penalty spot soon after, before the 19-year-old France starlet added two goals in the closing 10 minutes to secure the points.“I have very big objectives, so there is no time to loaf around,” Mbappe told Canal Plus at the end of the game.“I brought something to the team but the whole side wanted to do better after a timid start to the match.”It is now two wins from two in Ligue 1 this season for PSG under new coach Tuchel, after they swept aside Monaco 4-0 to win the campaign-opening Champions Trophy in China.“The situation is still difficult for us because the players are not on top form having arrived late after the World Cup,” said Tuchel, who admitted his team had been fortunate not to be 3-0 down at half-time.The capital side were again without a host of big names, including Edinson Cavani, the Uruguayan still not deemed fit to return after a calf injury suffered at the World Cup.Mbappe started on the bench at the Stade du Roudourou along with two fellow French World Cup winners, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and centre-back Presnel Kimpembe.Instead, Tuchel again put faith in youth, just as he had done in last week’s 3-0 win over Caen. Timothy Weah, the 18-year-old son of the great George Weah, was rewarded for his goal-scoring exploits off the bench in that game with a start here.However, he was hauled off at the interval after a dreadful first-half performance from his side.Buffon kept his team on level terms when he tipped a Roux effort onto the bar early on, but the veteran Italian goalkeeper could not prevent his team from falling behind 20 minutes in.The goal came when Antoine Bernede’s pass put his fellow teenager Colin Dagba in trouble — the full-back got caught in two minds and Marcus Coco intervened to play in Roux for his first goal for the club.– Neymar penalty –Neymar in actionParis were then grateful to the Video Assistant Referee for confirming on-field official Clement Turpin’s decision to disallow a second Guingamp goal in the 25th minute.Coco went round Buffon to set up Nicolas Benezet, but he was adjudged to have fouled Dagba just before heading in.With Mbappe on the field, it was Neymar who levelled the scores with a 53rd-minute penalty he himself had won.That was the Brazilian’s second goal in as many games, but Mbappe’s performances at the World Cup hinted that he could steal more of the limelight from the world’s most expensive player this season.In his first game since scoring in France’s 4-2 final win over Croatia last month, Mbappe put PSG in front with eight minutes left after being set up by Angel Di Maria.And he made sure of the points at the death with a delightful dink over Guingamp’s Swedish goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, with Neymar this time providing the assist.That goal even drew applause from the Guingamp fans, mindful of the youngster’s role in France’s glorious campaign in Russia.Monaco are at home to Lille in the pick of Saturday’s late games, while Lyon suffered a 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Reims on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe celebrates after putting PSG ahead against Guingamp© AFP FRED TANNEAUPARIS, France, Aug 18 – Kylian Mbappe marked his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain since winning the World Cup by coming off the bench to score a late brace that gave the French champions a 3-1 victory at Guingamp on Saturday.Nolan Roux had given the home side the lead in the Brittany sunshine, and only a combination of Gianluigi Buffon and VAR prevented Thomas Tuchel’s side from being further behind at half-time.last_img read more

Transplants hit marrow of the matter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Still reeling with their boy’s sudden death, the family knew they had to test their three other sons for the same disease. Aaron was spared. But tests showed that Garrett, 3, and 6-month-old Blayke, had the same disorder as Layne. For parents Theresa and Scott, their world turned into chaos again. Losing one boy was completely devastating. There were no words to describe the thought that two more boys could die. Doctors told the family that bone marrow transplants could save their boys’ lives. If matches were found, their bone marrow could be reconstituted with bone marrow from a new immune system, which could fight infections and keep them healthy and strong. The problem was how to get the marrow. Tests showed that neither parent or other family members were bone marrow matches. They then reached out to the public and held bone marrow drives. Scott’s employer, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, also held bone marrow drives as did the Los Angeles Police Department. Still there was no match. CASTAIC – The LaRues were on vacation when their 8-month-old son Layne broke out with a fever. Two weeks later, he died. The boy had never been sick before, and doctors couldn’t diagnosis his sickness fast enough as his young life had quickly unraveled before their eyes. At first they thought he was wrestling with leukemia, but later he was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder called X-linked lymphoproliferative that affects fewer than one in 1 million males. With his immune system wiped out from the genetic disease, his weakened system couldn’t fight off a common virus that rapidly spread through his body and eventually led to his death. The family looked into obtaining blood stem cells from umbilical cords that can be used for transplantation and can grow marrow, although it can take a while. Umbilical cord blood matches later were found in New York and Germany. The boys were saved. Nearly 10 years have passed, and now Theresa LaRue finds herself on another mission – to help other families get the bone marrow transplants they need. For children with leukemia, cancer and immune disease like Layne’s, bone marrow transplants can save their lives. Theresa helps raise money for medical costs, plays host to bone marrow drives and offers other support for families faced with the same crisis that struck her own. Eight months ago, she started the nonprofit Layne’s Legacy, named after her son who died in 1995. If it weren’t for him, they never would have known the others had the same illness, she said. “We’ve always believed that Layne saved his brothers. We could have lost all three,” she said. “I think Layne has many more lives to save.” Through Layne’s Legacy, there’s an upcoming bone marrow drive for 11-year-old Ryan Baker. The Stevenson Ranch boy has relapsed twice with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to help save his life. No one in his family is a match. Baker’s bone marrow drive takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Church of the Nazarene, 23857 N. The Old Road, Newhall. Information about marrow transplants will be available, and people can take blood tests to find if they can donate. Sue Doyle,(661)257-5254sue.doyle@dailynews.com HOW TO HELP A bone marrow drive to find a match for leukemia patient Ryan Baker, 11, of Stevenson Ranch will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road, Newhall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

“I know now that the pain will never go away”

first_img The choice has meant slower construction, higher costs and dramatically less help from aid agencies, many of which insist on building houses to their own specifications. While the family plans on moving ahead slowly, taking years if they have to as they get grants of cash from various government and private programs, the meticulous project has stirred false gossip that they must have a wealthy benefactor, and access to unlimited funds. Jealousy is now a significant part of life in Peraliya, fueled by fights for aid among the survivors. While much of the help is tightly regulated, this part of the Sri Lankan coast, long a magnet for European tourists, also saw many well-intentioned people simply stopping their cars or trucks to hand out everything from cash to sewing machines. Seeing all this, Sriyawathi, a proud woman who never liked asking for help and had few close friends even before the tsunami, has simply closed herself off from many neighbors. “I’m not even part of this village anymore. We keep to ourselves,” she said. “I lost the biggest thing that I had, so I don’t have many expectations.” While Sriyawathi remains in pain, she has slowly emerged from what appears to have been a serious bout of depression, when her nighttime wailing worried the neighbors and terrified her children. Her husband, Punyasiri, a quiet man who descended into silence after his son’s death, has begun to tell stories of travels through Sri Lanka’s interior in his younger days. Their elder daughter Kumudu has a job with a small aid agency, teaching handicraft-making to unemployed women at a camp for displaced tsunami victims. Increasingly, the emotional trauma has given way to daily difficulties. While Pradeep was only 19, he did much to care for his parents particularly by ferrying them around on his scooter and they had been counting on his financial support when they got old. “Now we physically feel his absence every day,” she said. For a time, Sujeewa stepped into her brother’s former role. When her mother’s depression was at its peak, she moved back into the shack from the nearby home of her married older sister, where she had moved after the tsunami. But word came a couple months back that she had been accepted into a three-year nurse training program at a government hospital outside Colombo, the capital. Going away would be difficult, but everyone knew the opportunity could not be wasted. Today Sujeewa shares a tiny room with two other nursing students, spending her days at the nearby hospital. It has been a tough transition; until the tsunami she had only spent one night away from her parents’ house, and she has already had one run-in with a roommate. But she’s clearly happy. Even when talking about Pradeep she smiles. He knew how much she wanted to be a nurse, and both encouraged her hopes and tried to steel her in case she was rejected. She comes close to tears only once, when she mentions that he died before finding out she had been accepted.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PERALIYA, Sri Lanka – There is no happy ending to this story. How could there be with a son dead and a home destroyed? Yet a year after the tsunami tore into this village and through this family, there are signs of lives slowly rebuilding. The dead son’s mother still wakes up crying, but less frequently. One daughter is enrolled in nursing school, another teaches sewing to homeless women. The father has emerged from a long silence. And the family’s new house is under construction. Always, though, there is the shadow of what has happened. “Sometimes, if we’re smiling about something and we smile a little too much, I stop because my son is dead,” said Sriyawathi Malani Gunathilaka who lost her 19-year-old son, Pradeep. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I know now that the pain will never go away,” she said, sitting beside the tiny grocery shop she has set up in front of the one-room temporary wooden shelter, built by an aid agency, where she and her husband live. “We’re still suffering,” said Sujeewa, the youngest daughter, who is clearly both relieved and distressed by her first time living away from home, attending a nursing school three hours’ drive away. Her younger brother had been the center of the family, the late-in-life only son revered by his parents and sisters. “I miss my parents,” she said. “I call them every day, but it’s not enough.” The agony is still felt wherever the waves of Dec. 26 struck along the shores of this West Virginia-sized island. In Peraliya, a village of fishermen and small traders, and in adjoining Telwatta, 450 people died. It also was here that a train was swept off its tracks, killing about 800 passengers and becoming a symbol of Sri Lanka’s 31,000 tsunami dead. One of Peraliya’s dead was Sriyawathi’s son. In front of her shelter, three men were cutting tree branches on a recent afternoon to be used as scaffolding for the family’s permanent house. While many of their neighbors have already settled into new homes built by aid groups, Sriyawathi has moved slowly. At 55, she knows that the chance of another tsunami in her lifetime is tiny, but she still wants the house built higher, and with reinforced concrete columns, just in case.last_img read more