Hazard runs out of derby

first_imgThe week of the derby begins announcing a low that was already feared for the Madrid Rea: Eden Hazard. The Belgian, who did not train on Monday with the group but continues to increase his contact with the ball, a good sign, does not reach the meeting against Atlético on Saturday (16:00 hours, Movistar LaLiga). 7 It is not that it is also the French technician friend to rush or risk on these issues, but quite the opposite. His criterion marries especially Hazard’s because on the horizon he expects a capital appointment: the first round with the City, on February 26. Coach, medical services and player They work so that the Belgian is that night with enough rhythm to be as unbalanced as before the injury. Key date: 26-F, in front of the CityThe mishap has been so important, caused by an excessively hard and late entry of his compatriot Meunier, who Hazard has spent 58 days without touching the ball. His reunion with the ball was last Friday, a sample of its evolution, however insufficient to shorten his period of absence so that Zidane has him in the derby. Hazard’s feelings are better since last week, especially since the injury he suffered on November 26 against the PSG became worrying over time. The caution to which the situation forces has caused that nobody in Madrid wants to take any risk, reason why finally the most expensive signing in the history of the club will not be in the Bernabéu before the neighbor. It is still for recovery.last_img read more

Cruz positive F2 Logistics can pull off another PSL finals comeback

first_imgCha Cruz of F2 Logistics. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO F2 Logistics finds itself in a familiar situation after dropping Game 1 of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Finals to Petron on Tuesday night.It was only four months ago when the Cargo Movers also lost the finals opener in the 2017 PSL Grand Prix before stunning the Blaze Spikers in Games 2 and 3 to win the championship.Skipper Cha Cruz hopes history will repeat itself, but knows the Cargo Movers have their work cut out for them ahead of Game 2 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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. And while F2 Logistics got too comfortable beginning the third set, Petron, on the other hand, woke up and started to play with a sense of urgency.Leading the rally for the Blaze Spikers was Katherine Bell, who was almost automatic on the offensive end.Bell exploded for 42 points, doing most of her damage in the last three sets, particularly in the deciding fifth frame where she scored eight of Petron’s last nine points.“She’s a great player. Back line, front, service, she’s really a big help to her team so we really need to watch out for her. We need to make adjustments especially against her,” Cruz said. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Serena Williams airs vulnerable side in 5-part TV series View comments “We’re very positive because we’ve been in this situation already, but we have to make a lot adjustments and we still have a lot to show,” Cruz told INQUIRER.net after tallying eight points in a 25-23, 25-20, 15-25, 22-25, 9-15, loss.“We know we can come back but we have to really work hard for it.”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 crownBut the Cargo Movers shouldn’t have been worrying about coming back in the best-of-three series in the first place had they guarded themselves against complacency after taking a two-sets-to-none cushion.“We became complacent in the third set and I think we also lacked the aggressiveness and will to finish the game,” the former La Salle star said.last_img read more

GOL Recognizes 3 Schools for Garden Program Implementation

first_imgThe government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Education (MoE), has recognized three schools in Grand Kru County for the successful implementation of an eight-month garden program.The program is aimed at imparting pupils with agricultural skills to become productive citizens.It is being implemented by a youth organization “4 H-Liberia” with support from the World Food Program (WFP).The schools given recognition include, George Toe Washington Elementary School, A. A. Hoff Elementary School and J. Blamo Toe Elementary School.These schools were awarded certificates on Friday, January 31, during a program held in Barclayville, Grand Kru County. The program was attended by officials of the (MoE), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), World Food Program (WFP), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), 4H-Liberia and local authorities of the county as well as parents and students.Speaking during the ceremony, the program officer for Agriculture and Environmental Education at the MoE, Adolphus H. Collins said the Liberian government attached great importance to school gardening for the intellectual development of Liberian students.“The national school garden program is the heart beat of our dynamic President Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Therefore, she has mandated the Ministry (MoE) to ensure that school gardening activities are carried out in all public schools across the country. This is why we are working along with 4H-Liberia to promote the implementation of the program in the various counties,” he told the audience.He said that the importance of school gardening cannot be overemphasized as it not only benefits the students and their schools but the country at large.“This program creates an opportunity to train future farmers for the country. Whenever children acquire skills in agriculture our country’s food security can be sustained,” he said.Mr. Collins mentioned that it was important for parents to encourage their children to take the program seriously.“The parents and teachers’ participation are integral to the success of the program. Therefore I want to urge parents to consider themselves as an engine that drives the transformation,” he stated.Giving an overview of the program, the executive director of 4H-Liberia, Umaru Sheriff disclosed that the school garden program is meant to be carried out in 150 schools in 10 of the fifteen counties of Liberia. He said logistics and inadequate staff are the major challenges facing the program and that those problems need to be addressed by government and partners.“If we are to meet the desired objective of this program, there is a need to provide more support to reach all of the schools in the country,” he recommended.He noted that the 3 schools recognized by government in Grand Kru County for 2013-2014 met all of the requirements needed for selection.Mr. Sheriff added that they were able to train about 750 members of the PTA to take up leadership responsibilities in the promotion of the program.For his part, the senior program assistant for WFP, Johnson Kolubah said implementation of the school gardening program is a key component of Liberia’s school feeding program.He noted that community participation is crucial in carrying out the program.Meanwhile, in his keynote address, the district agriculture officer/MoA of Jrao and Buah districts in Grand Kru County, J. Cisco Wesseh, called for more attention to be given to the program in his county.He said that there is a need for the program to be extended to other areas of Grand Kru.According to him, the MoA sub-office in the county would give technical assistance to all schools where school gardening is being carried out.Mr. S. Blohkwon Toe, principal of the George Toe Washington Elementary School in Barclayville, explained during the program that his school was the first to succeed in implementing the garden program due to the cooperation of the school’s PTA and technical support given from the MoA sub-office in the county.He said proceeds from the garden were used to compensate support staff and settle other expenses for the school.At the same time, the head of the 4H club in George K. Washington School, Saybeh Toe, age 13, thanked the government and partners for recognizing his institution.He expressed the school’s commitment to staging the garden project every year to promote the supply of fresh vegetables to their communities. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Council appoints Board of Directors for 2020 B.C. Winter Games Society

first_img“And, we’re off! With only 18 months to plan and execute the games, we have assembled a passionate and committed group of volunteers who will once again demonstrate to our visitors that the city and region specialize in exceptional,” said Board president Darren Snider.The 14 members of the Board appointed on Monday are:President – Darren SniderVice President – Dee-Ann StickelAdministration Director – Tony ZabinskyCeremonies & Special Events Director – Margaret MayFood Services Director – Lynette CordonierFriends of the Games Director – Kendra DelitcheLogistics Director – Judy NeumeierMarketing Director – Jennifer MooreMedical Services Director – Neil EvansParticipant & Volunteer Services Director – Stephanie GiesbrechtProtocol Director – Heather McCrackenVenue Access Director – Curtis RedpathSport Director – Angela TelfordTransportation Director – Cindy DettlingThe positions of Accommodations Director and Communications Systems Director have yet to be determined, but the City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that those positions will likely be filled in the near future. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council appointed 14 members to the Board of Directors of the 2020 BC Winter Games Society at Monday’s Council meeting.Darren Snider was named the Board’s president along with Dee-Ann Stickel, who was appointed as vice president.Fort St. John was announced as the host of the 2020 B.C. Winter Games, which will be taking place from February 20th – 23rd that year, during an event at the Pomeroy Sport Centre in March 2017. The last time the city hosted the event was in 1984.- Advertisement -“Our community is set to build on the legacy of many other higher level sporting events and continue to demonstrate our ability to host competitions at this level. We have appointed a diverse group that will lead our volunteers to ensure a successful Games, while leaving a lasting legacy for our community,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman in a release.The Board will be responsible for leading a team of nearly 2,000 volunteers to plan and host the event, which will bring as many as 1,436 athletes, 361 coaches and 246 officials to the North Peace in roughly 18 months’ time.It is estimated that the Games will bring roughly $1.6 million into the local economy.Advertisementlast_img read more

New mammogram study stirs debate

first_img“I think there is the potential for people to see this or hear this on the news and say, `I don’t need to have that,”‘ Kaatz said. “I don’t think that is serving people well.” Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. And 25 percent of the women who die of the disease are under age 50. The frequently mentioned “1-in-8” risk of breast cancer is a lifetime cumulative risk – and applies only to women in their 80s who haven’t died of anything else. The chances of a woman in her 40s getting breast cancer is closer to 1-in-67. In releasing its new guideline, the ACP said women in their 40s have a much lower risk of breast cancer and a higher risk of false positives, leading to unnecessary biopsies that add cost, risk and anxiety. “The risk of breast cancer varies quite a bit between the ages of 40 and 49,” said Dr. Douglas K. Owens, a health policy expert and researcher with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Owens headed the ACP committee that developed the new guideline. WHITTIER – A new guideline by the American College of Physicians that discourages annual mammograms for all women in their 40s could do more harm than good when it comes to women’s health, local health care officials said Tuesday. Tossing aside conventional advice, the American College of Physicians this week suggested there is no need for all women under 50 to have annual mammograms, advising younger women to make the decision based on their own personal risk factors. But with respected groups like the American Cancer Society calling on all women 40 and older to have mammograms every year, the competing guidelines may only serve to confuse women, officials at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier said Tuesday. It also could give younger women an excuse to avoid the uncomfortable – but important – procedure, said Margo Kaatz, the hospital’s maternal/child hospital administrator. Owens is also a professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. According to the ACP, for 40-something women it can take 5,000 to 10,000 mammograms to detect one case of breast cancer. The math changes for women in their 50s, when about 2,500 mammograms are necessary to detect a case. “In our view, the evidence doesn’t support a blanket recommendation for women in \,” Owens said. The new guideline is not based on new research but an analysis of the 117 studies on the risks and benefits of screening. Some of those studies date back to the 1970s and `80s. Based on the review, the ACP group concluded that the benefit of a mammogram is less clear for women in their 40s than for those over 50 – and that screening carries the risk of unnecessary biopsies and exposure to radiation. For women at risk – with a family history of breast cancer, advanced maternal age at the time of first birth or a younger age of menstruation – an annual test is appropriate, they added. But, says Dr. Maureen Jensen, co-medical director of Presbyterian Hospital’s Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center, the radiation exposure from a mammogram is about as low as a person would get when flying from Los Angeles to New York from radiation in the atmosphere. “I’m not sure why they decided to do this now – maybe it stems from health-care costs – but this \ is being rehashed from the late 1990s,” Jensen said. “Very few things have undergone more scrutiny than mammograms. “There is no question about the benefits it provides,” Jensen said, adding that at least 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors. “That’s why we screen everybody – because your greatest risk of developing breast cancer is being female. And it increases with age.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Fort St. John workshop helping employers connect with new Canadians

first_imgMajor project, coupled with the anticipated retirement of the baby boomers, has created an estimated 18,400 job openings between now and 2022, according to the B.C. Labour Market Outlook.The Northeast Regional Skills Training Plan indicates a shortage of skilled workers even with full participation of the existing northern population.“We are looking forward to this workshop which will be of mutual benefit in matching our businesses with skilled immigrant workers already in Canada,” says Tony Zabinsky, President of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce.- Advertisement -This workshop is part of a broader initiative to connect employers in northern B.C. with new Canadians, according to the Human Resource Management Association. Some other activities include a marketing campaign targeted at new Canadians and a website that will feature northern B.C. employment opportunities and job resources.The workshop takes place March 4, 2015 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre – located on 11308 Alaska Road – running 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.If you’re interested in attending, contact Lilia Hansen with the local Chamber of Commerce at 250 785 6037, or email info@fsjchamber.comAdvertisementlast_img read more

MOVILLE PUBLICAN LOSES FIRE COURT BID

first_imgA MOVILLE publican has been refused permission to access CCTV footage of his bar being burnt down – until the DPP take a decision on whether or not to prosecute him.Yoy can see the case in today’s Irish Independent which is here: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/courts/publican-in-payout-row-told-he-cant-have-fire-film-2939638.htmlMOVILLE PUBLICAN LOSES FIRE COURT BID was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Paul Clement speaks out about ‘strong interest’ in Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson

first_img Gylfi Sigurdsson is being tracked by both Everton and Leicester 1 Paul Clement has insisted that Gylfi Sigurdsson will only leave Swansea if the club’s sizeable valuation is met.It was reported on Monday that Swansea had put a £50m price tag on Sigurdsson amid strong interest from Everton and Leicester.Sigurdsson is set to join Swansea’s pre-season tour to the United States when the squad departs on Thursday, and head coach Clement says he is planning for the Icelandic playmaker to be at the club when their Premier League season kicks off on August 12.“He is training hard and straightaway he is at the top of all the statistics physically,” Clement told the official Swansea website.“I am planning for him to be here, but there is clearly some very strong interest in him. We will have to see what happens.”Former Tottenham player Sigurdsson was Swansea’s talisman as they escaped relegation from the Premier League last season.The 27-year-old scored nine league goals and had 13 assists and was named the club’s player of the year for the second successive campaign.Only two other players, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, brought more goals and assists to their teams.“Gylfi has been an excellent player here,” Clement said.“He has three years on his contract and if any business is going to be done, it will be done on the terms we want.“The club recognised his contribution by giving him an extended contract last season. He was happy to stay on here.“At the moment he is a Swansea player and we have to carry on looking at it that way.”last_img read more

DEATH THREAT ISSUED TO BROTHER OF MAN MURDERED IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe brother of a man murdered in Donegal earlier this year has been told his life is also now under threat.Andrew Allen, 24, was blasted to death in Buncrana in February in front of his girlfriend at their rented home.The Republican Action Against Drugs claimed responsibility for the man’s death. Gardai in Buncrana made two arrests in connection with the brutal assassination but nobody has yet been charged with his death.Now the dead man’s brother Daniel, 26, has also been told by police in Derry that his life is under threat.The men’s mother, Donna Smith, said she felt Daniel’s life was being threatened because he had spoken out about what happened to his brother.The Allen family have always denied Andrew was involved in drugs as was claimed by RAAD. Donna Smith said she could not believe the group was targeting her second son after they had killed another son.“It’s just unbelievable what is happening. I can’t take it in.“Daniel had to bury his brother and now he is being targeted for speaking out about Andrew’s murder. It’s horrific that they would do this to us again,” she said.Daniel is believed to have left Derry and is in hiding after the threat which was issued on Facebook on Monday. DEATH THREAT ISSUED TO BROTHER OF MAN MURDERED IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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)last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE COMMENDS COUNTY COUNCIL FOR VIGILANCE ON POSTERS

first_imgIndependent Cllr Michael McBride has commended the Donegal County Council for their vigilance over election posters. Michael McBride has praised the Donegal County Council for their vigilance over the positioning of election posters.McBride, who is running a NO POSTER election campaign, praised the Council for following through with their insistence that if posters were positioned in dangerous locations, then they would be subsequently removed.McBride raised concerns about the positioning of posters, after a number of complaints were made to him while he was out on the canvassing trail. McBride told Donegal Daily, “I would like to commend Donegal County Council for their vigilance in acting to compel Local Election candidates to remove their posters from roundabouts in the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area.“This is a prudent move by the Council as these posters are certainly a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers navigating roundabouts.“As we know, it is now deemed unsafe to even hold a mobile phone whilst driving under new legislation, and I would certainly say that dozens of large multi-coloured electoral posters ringing railings at roundabouts also represent a hazard with the potential for collisions given the manner in which they have been placed.McBride said he has seen posters placed at the Mountain Top roundabout side by side all along the railings of the roundabout. “Do my fellow candidates seriously expect drivers to attempt to read these posters as they drive?McBride praised the Council for removing dangerously placed posters last Thursday, and he said he has been reliably informed that candidates were lining up to reclaim their posters at the Council depot the next morning.McBride added, “I was disappointed to then see many of these same candidates then cynically replace these same posters on other roundabouts, thereby, in my view, showing contempt for the Council’s authority and the potential road safety hazards.“It seems certain candidates wish to force their posters on the public at all costs and are unconcerned about the consequences or the directives of Donegal County Council.“As everybody knows, I am running a poster-free campaign and this sort of behaviour certainly re-enforces my belief that I have made the right decision in doing so. McBride said he has yet to meet a single constituent whilst canvassing who has told me that they were sorry that I had no posters put up.McBride concluded, “The word on the doorsteps is that the only people in the Letterkenny-Milford electoral area who are in favour of plastering posters everywhere are the candidates who put them up in the first place.ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE COMMENDS COUNTY COUNCIL FOR VIGILANCE ON POSTERS was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:Election 2014:michael mcbridenewsNO POSTERPoliticslast_img read more