Creamline, PayMaya force KO

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Parañaque-F2 whips Cebu 5 as Arboleda shines Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Earlier, Grethcel Soltones stepped up when the game was on the line, hitting three spikes in the fifth set to bail out a sinking PayMaya side over BanKo Perlas, 28-26, 25-16, 25-27, 25-27, 15-12.Creamline superstars Michele Gumabao and Alyssa Valdez delivered the kind of performance expected of them, making 18 and 15 points, respectively.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 crownFriday’s Game 3s will decide which teams will make the best-of-three finals.The High Flyers, under fire after squandering a two-sets-to-none lead, went to the heavy-hitting Soltones at crunch time. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 “I only have one mindset during that moment. That is to get that point,” said Soltones, who finished with 22 points.The former San Sebastian stalwart hammered three cross-court kills after Perlas made a last-ditch effort to knot the match, 11-all.Soltones took advantage of BanKo defenders who were focused on imports Tess Rountree and Shelby Sullivan, who unloaded 34 and 14 points, respectively.“My teammates are my inspiration because we didn’t want to end our conference today (Wednesday),” Soltones added.The defeat snapped the seven-game winning run of the Perlas Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez powers a point against Pocari’s Jeanette Panaga and Madeline Parker. —AUGUST DELA CRUZCreamline and PayMaya struck back on Wednesday night to stretch their semifinal series to the distance.The Cool Smashers cut down the Pocari Sweat-Air Force Lady Warriors to size, 25-16, 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, in one of two Game 2s in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lazio deny plans to sell Felipe Anderson to Manchester United in £47m deal

first_img Lazio star Felipe Anderson 1 Lazio have denied recent reports that star midfielder Felipe Anderson is set for a £47million switch to Manchester United in the summer.On Monday it was claimed in the Italian press that club president Claudio Lotito revealed he had agreed to sell the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker to United for €60million [around £46.9m].But the Serie A side dismissed the rumours just hours after the initial reports, insisting the comments attributed to Lazio chief Lotito were ‘devoid of any foundation’.A statement published on Lazio’s official website read: “In reference to statements attributed to president Claudio Lotito regarding the alleged sale of Felipe Anderson, Lazio can confirm they are devoid of any foundation.”Italian outlets Il Messaggero and Calciomercato claimed Lotito was overheard by journalists saying Anderson was on his way to Old Trafford, while speaking to colleagues at Serie B side Salernitana’s match against Crotone on Sunday.Anderson was heavily linked with a move to United over the January transfer window, but he eventually remained in Rome as a switch failed to materialise.The Brazil international has made 24 league appearances for the Biancocelesti this season, scoring six goals, and netted 11 times last term.last_img read more

Roy Hodgson challenges England players to excite him after Netherlands defeat

first_imgRoy Hodgson was disappointed after England failed to build on their thrilling win over Germany and challenged his players to excite him between now and the end of the season.The Three Lions lost to the Netherlands 2-1 at Wembley despite taking the lead through Jamie Vardy in the first half.And Hodgson rued the lack of intensity and creativity shown on Tuesday night and claimed his side failed to recreate the atmosphere that they experienced in Berlin on Saturday night.“We’re very disappointed,” said Hodgson. “We didn’t reach the levels of intensity that we did on Saturday and I didn’t think we were as creative as we were.“I thought we had control over the game and didn’t seem to be in danger defensively very often.“We needed to create a lot more chances to recreate the buzz that you saw against Germany. That was missing.“At 1-0 I was hoping we would kick on and get a second goal.“The players must keep taking their game forward, or continuing the quality of their game between now and the end of the season and I hope their performances will continue to excite me and give me hope for France.”Hodgson, however, claims the defeat has helped him learn more about his players as he prepares to finalise his squad for this summer’s finals.“To be honest, I gave a lot of different players a chance to play tonight. I’ve really aired the squad, if you like,” he said.“Hopefully that might be to my advantage in the future, when I am thinking about players and thinking about making decisions.“But at the moment I’m just bitterly disappointed that I am sitting here having lost a home game at Wembley in front of 82,000 people after such a good performance on Saturday night. It really is a high followed by a low.”last_img read more

Fugitive coaxed out of standoff

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A fugitive wanted for allegedly trying to kill his estranged wife and a Glendora reserve officer was arrested Tuesday after a 90-minute standoff with police. Frank Fidel Beltran barricaded himself in a house and surrendered about 1 a.m. after talking to relatives and SWAT negotiators, authorities said. The 36-year-old La Verne man was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and being a felon in possession of firearms. Beltran, who is being held without bail at the Inmate Reception Center, is scheduled to appear Thursday at the West Covina branch Superior Court. A tipster gave police their break. The caller gave information to San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies, who then passed it along to detectives from L.A. Impact, a countywide task force, according to Glendora police Capt. Rob Castro. Police found Beltran at a house in the 7700 block of Center Street in Rancho Cucamonga. He was seen carrying an AK-47 assault rifle at the house, Castro said. They recovered the weapon and 10 magazine rounds. It’s not known yet how long Beltran had been staying at the Rancho Cucamonga house. He had been on the run since February. “We believe associates and relatives were harboring him and giving him financial help,” Castro said. Police suspect others also were giving Beltran weapons. Police said they expect to make more arrests. “Community members and officers from Glendora are relieved that suspect Beltran has been taken into custody and is no longer a threat to our community,” said Glendora police Chief Charles Montoya. Beltran is accused of shooting Officer Casey O’Gorman, 51, in the hand on Feb. 10. O’Gorman, a reserve officer for 25 years, also teaches history and physical education at Schurr High School in Montebello. “I’m glad no other officer got hurt,” O’Gorman said, adding that he was concerned an officer would pull over Beltran and he would come out shooting. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718last_img read more

FARMER CRASHED THROUGH WALL AT BRIDGE AND PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH

first_imgA 75 year-old farmer crashed through a wall and plummeted twenty feet into a river to his death after going to cut turf.Eugene Ward, from Glenties, died as a result of multiple injuries he sustained in the tragic fall.The eldelry farmer had spent the morning working the fields at his farm on April 23, 2010. He decided to drive the short distance to the bog to see if his turf cutting machine had arrived.Shortly after 1pm, a neighbour, John Quinn, arrived to alert Mr Ward’s son Seamus that his father was in difficulties.He rushed to the scene to find his father sitting outside the link box of his Massey Ferguson T20 tractor.His sister Maureen, a nurse had called an ambulance and the fire brigade.Eugene’s other son, John was in Glenties when he recieved a phone call in relation to the incident.He recalled making his way to the scene where he found his father with a gash in his leg and complaining of pains in his chest.His sister Maureen was trying to stop the bleeding.He recalled his father talking and coherent. His father hadbeen rescued from the river at that point and was later brought to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6.30pm.Garda Dylan Conroy was called to the scene. He recalled that the tractor had apparently crashed through a wall and had dropped from a height.The tractor was then taken for examination to Ballybofey where Sergeant John McDaid examined it.Sergeant McDaid said that the cab of the tractor had been broken. The nuts which were attached to the double wheel were detached and damaged.He said that the tractor, which was over thirty years old, had been in good condition before the accident.He added that a post beside the bridge could have made contact with a back wheel.Pathologist Katriona Dylan told the court that she had not carried out the postmortem but read the details on behalf of doctor Abdullah.The notes outlined a number of medical conditions that had affected Mr Ward before his death, one of which was Anaemia (iron deficiency).She said that if he hadn’t had the other medical conditions a younger man may have survived.The jury of five men and one woman returned a verdict of the cause of death being multiple injuries sustained as a consequence of falling from a bridge in a tractor.FARMER CRASHED THROUGH WALL AT BRIDGE AND PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH was last modified: September 29th, 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) Tags:courtEUGENE WARDGlentieslast_img read more

Richarlison begins Everton medical ahead of £50m move from Watford

first_img 2 RANKED Getty Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Richarlison has begun his Everton medical ahead of a proposed transfer from Watford, according to reports.The Brazilian forward, who moved to England from his homeland last summer, is set to join the Goodison Park club for a fee in the region of £50million. TOP WORK IN DEMAND LATEST Richarlison impressed for the Hornets in his first few months in English football, scoring five goals and creating a further four in the first 13 games of the season. However, his form faltered after helping Watford to a 3-0 defeat of Newcastle in November, with just one further assist recorded in the final 25 Premier League fixtures.By the end of the campaign, under current Watford manager Javi Gracia, Richarlison had even been dropped from the starting XI, though he did end the season having appeared in every single league match.center_img REVEALED Richarlison starred for Watford at the beginning of the season before fading in 2018 He will reunite with Marco Silva, who brought the 21-year-old to Vicarage Road while Watford manager this time last year. Richarlison will reunite with former Watford manager Silva at Goodison Park targets moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 three-way race Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The former Brazil Under-20 international featured in Watford’s first pre-season match – a 1-1 draw with Koln – but he was not selected to take part in the Hornets’ 3-1 defeat of Dusseldorf, played on Saturday afternoon.Though he was pictured at Watford’s training camp in Austria that day, it appears he has now left their camp to undergo his medical with Everton, with Sky Sports saying the tests are under way. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL HOPING YOU HAVE A ‘FIESTA’ THIS SUMMER

first_imgPictured at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival are Failte Ireland’s Joan Crawford, Festival Chairman Dessie Larkin, Patricia Mc Bride, Festival Director, Paul Brown, Meabh Conaghan and Shaun Hannigan. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.It’s all systems go as Earagail Arts Festival launches a jam-packed, fun-filled festival programme and members of the public are invited to be a part of it. Volunteers play a key role in the success of the Festival and organisers are holding two volunteers’ information sessions in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 11th June at 7pm and Saturday 21st June at 2pm.Those interested in finding out more about volunteering for EAF this year are welcome to attend. In addition to the volunteer effort, the support of local businesses in the county plays a major role in the festival’s success.The Station House Hotel in Letterkenny is the festival’s accommodation sponsor and Marketing Manager at the hotel, Siobhan Barrett-Doherty said, “Once again, we’re delighted to come on board as accommodation sponsors for this year’s festival.Joan Crawford of Failte Ireland and Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Sales and Marketing Manager, Station House Hotel, which is the premier accommodation sponsors for this year’s Festival. Also pictured is Festival Director Paul Brown and venue sponsor representative, Ann Marie Mc Manus from the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny.“The partnership is a natural fit for us because The Station House Hotel is about giving our guests a warm Donegal welcome and Earagail Arts Festival is an excellent way to experience that welcome at its very best.The festival’s centrepiece production is ‘Fiesta’, a new play celebrating one of the finest dance halls in Ireland. Running from Saturday 12th to Monday 14th July. ‘Fiesta’ is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the music, memories and stories that made the Fiesta Ballroom in Letterkenny so unique.At the programme launch, and in honour of the Fiesta Ballroom, the Earagail Arts team dressed in their finest vintage frocks, with hair styled in beautiful 1950’s fashion by the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team.Another key event in the festival programme is “I Do”, an exciting piece of site specific theatre by UK based Theatre Company Dante or Die, which delves into the emotional twists and turns of the morning of a wedding.The venue sponsors, Clanree Hotel, will host this thrilling event, while Evolve Menswear will be sending out a very special invitation to the wedding.Commenting on the association, Aileen McCloskey, Marketing Manager, Evolve Menswear said, “As a local business, Evolve Menswear is delighted to support Earagail Arts Festival. Donegal is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Earagail Arts Festival attracts people from all over to visit our lovely county to experience the magic that the festival represents.In honour of the festival’s centrepiece production “Fiesta” the Earagail Arts team went vintage with hair styled courtesy of the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team.Additional sponsors of the festival include John McGinley Luxury Coach Travel, Inishowen Motors, Watson Hire, Letterkenny Credit Union and LYIT, whose contribution and support helps festival organisers deliver an enriching and unrivalled cultural experience every year.Now in its 26th year, Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July and is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way.This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world. Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances.Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience all that the festival has to offer, so come along to the volunteers’ information sessions and start planning your summer of festival fun.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL HOPING YOU HAVE A ‘FIESTA’ THIS SUMMER was last modified: June 11th, 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:BusinessErrigal Arts FestivalFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Noga, Chisholm lead field at Hikshari Trail

first_imgThe kids, over 300 of them, returned for another day of cross country commotion, this time on Tuesday afternoon at the Hikshari Trail in Eureka. The Kindergarten through second graders ran a one-mile circuit, the third though fifth graders ran a 1.8 mile track and the sixth through eighth graders put their toughness to the test for a grueling two-mile venture around the Hikshari Trail on what was a breezy but sunny Fall day.Justin Noga, a second grader out of Pacific Union, was the fastest boy …last_img

TB diagnosis breakthrough

first_imgThere are very few options to curethe deadly XDR-TB strain.(Image: tballiance.org) A doctor examines a TB patient. Several campaigns are currently in placeTo educate the public about TB.(Image: Stoptb.org)Khanyi MagubaneA new, advanced diagnostic method to detect multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) will now cut the diagnosis time from two to three months, to just a day or two.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang launched the new diagnosis tool on 1 July 2008 at a four-day TB conference in South Africa.She says the development of the new diagnostic tool follows a high level Southern African Development Community meeting, hosted by South Africa, where medical researchers were urged to find a quicker way to test for multi-drug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.“Successful prevention and treatment of multiple-drug-resistant TB has been undermined by conventional drug susceptibility testing that is prone to difficulties and takes a long time before a diagnosis can be made,” Tshabalala-Msimang said.The research initiative was conducted in partnership between the World Health Organisation, the Stop TB Partnership, UNITAID and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics. South African partners included the national Department of Health and Medical Research Council.The new molecular testing method to diagnose MDR-TB, which until now was used only for research purposes in countries including South Africa, will be made available to 16 nations in Africa.The new method, or line probe assays, involves testing the DNA collected from a swab of a patient’s saliva. An accurate diagnosis can then be made within two days.This is a marked improvement on the old method. In most developing countries, TB patients would be tested for MDR-TB only after they had failed to respond to standard TB treatments. Even then, this only happened when the health practitioner suspected MDR-TB, and it used to take about two months or more to confirm the diagnosis.Patients would then have to wait for the test results before they could receive the treatment. During this period they were at risk of spreading the multi-drug-resistant disease to others. Because of the prolonged process in the past, patients often died before results were determined.Heavy costs involvedThe new testing system is not going to come cheap. According to Dr Karin Weyer, team leader for laboratory services at the World Health Organisation, South Africa is expected to start using the method at a cost much higher than initially thought. However, she said it was still cheaper than the current methods used to diagnose MDR-TB and XDR-TB. Weyer added that the quick testing of MDR within one day would accelerate the testing for XDR-TB.The cost per capita of treating TB patients is generally very heavy, as drug-resistant TB is expensive to treat.History of TB in South AfricaAccording to the Health Systems Trust, an organisation supporting health systems development in South Africa, TB arrived in the country with colonialists, settlers and missionaries, many of whom were already infected from the TB epidemic which had swept Europe and North America during the 17th century.When gold mining started on the Reef (presently Gauteng) in the late 1800s, black migrant workers who came in contact with those infected with the disease contracted it.By 1930, it was estimated that over 60% of the black population of South Africa was infected. In 1953, 780 per 100 000 of the population of the northern and eastern parts of the country had the disease.Today, South Africa still has one of the highest TB infection rates in the world. Almost 1 000 South Africans out of every 100 000 are living with the communicable disease.WHO says treatment success rates in South Africa remain low, with death and default being the most frequent negative outcomes. Although case notification continues to increase, with the 70% case detection rate being reached for the first time in South Africa in 2006, the treatment success rate remains low.The prevalence of HIV/Aids has also contributed to the high death rate among those with TB.MDR-TB and XDR-TB explainedExtensively drug-resistant TB is a relatively rare type of MDR-TB. It is resistant to almost all drugs commonly used to treat drug-susceptible or regular TB.TB can usually be treated with a course of four standard drugs known as first-line drugs. If these are taken or prescribed incorrectly, MDR-TB can develop. However, MDR-TB can be treated with second-line drugs, but these are more expensive and often come with more side effects. The treatment process also takes much longer than for regular TB.When second-line drugs are prescribed or taken incorrectly, XDR-TB can develop. At this stage there are very few treatment options available.Useful linksGlobal health reporting Health Systems TrustWorld health organisationFoundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsMedical Research Council Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more