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Aces climb to top

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Import Mike Harris was his usual devastating self and the Aces got another battering ram in Chris Banchero as Alaska carved out a 116-109 victory over Blackwater at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The result meant a twice-to-beat privilege for the Aces in the quarterfinals of the season-closing conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissImproving to 7-2 and tying for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia after getting 38 points and 19 rebounds from Harris and 28 points from Banchero, the Aces will get the first of two chances to sew up a top four spot  against NLEX come Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.But you won’t hear Compton talk disrespectfully of their last foes, including NorthPort on Sunday. Black Arrow 5150 makes Subic debut “If we can get one of those two,” Compton said when asked what it would take to progress in the upper half of the eight-team field.  “But NLEX always causes us problems and Stanley (Pringle) is playing like an import.”Harris was a devastating force and outplayed counterpart Henry Walker, who had two crucial blunders in the stretch that doomed the Elite to a 6-3 card, tied with Phoenix Petroleum for fourth and fifth spots.JV Casio and Vic Manuel were the others in twin digits for the Aces, combining for another 26, even as Walker paced the Elite with 29.In the first game, Meralco peeled away from Rain or Shine halfway through the fourth quarter to win 91-82 in the battle between two sides trying to stay alive for a playoff berth.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT View comments First GameMERALCO 91—Durham 19, Tolomia 17, Hodge 14, Newsome 12, Caram 11, Hugnatan 10, Salva 4, Amer 2, Jamito 2, Ballesteros 0.RAIN OR SHINE 82—Torres 16, Watson 14,Nambatac 13, Daquioag 10, Ponferada 7, Ahanmisi 7, Yap 7, Norwood 6, Borboran 2.Quarters: 19-19, 44-43, 65-65, 91-82Second GameALASKA 116—Harris 38, Banchero 28, Casio 14, Manuel 12, Racal 7, Teng 6, Baclao 4, Thoss 4, Enciso 3, Exciminiano 0.BLACKWATER 109—Walker 29, Digregorio 20, Erram 18, Pinto 13, Maliksi 10, Zamar 10, Al-Hussaini 5, Belo 4, Sena 0, Sumang 0, Jose 0.Quarters: 26-29, 57-45, 87-82, 116-109 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PBA ImagesAlex Compton used the word special several times during the customary winning coach’s interview on Sunday night.He had every reason to do so because his Aces are in for bigger things come the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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LCP Launches Cross Border Ebola Awareness in 4 Counties

first_imgAn Ebola awareness campaign that is aimed at synchronizing cross border social mobilization, awareness and outreach on the disease prevention and interventions in Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Cape Mount counties has been  officially launched by the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) in Monrovia.Giving an overview of the campaign last Friday, the executive director of LCP, Ambassador Juli Endee, told the gathering that since the outbreak of the killer disease in Liberia, the virus has posed a serious threat to all sectors of the Liberian economy.She noted that the virus has also undermined social and infrastructural  development as well as peace and security.Besides the closure of these borders, “it is important that stringent measures be taken to provide food and other basic necessities to those affected,” said Endi adding that by doing that, the minds of Ebola affected communities and survivors could be re-directed to contribute positively to combating the spread of the virus.Against this backdrop, she said, “the Crusaders for Peace knowing the growing threat the virus has become, proposed a communication strategy and sent it to the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare and Internal Affairs.  The strategy was immediately endorsed by them to ensure that we contribute to the fight and promote awareness on Ebola, especially in the four counties bordering Sierra Leone and Guinea.”She further disclosed that the strategy will focus on producing jingles, video and songs in the fifteen local languages that will be communicated in English, French and creole, capturing the deny symptoms, contact tracing and stigmatization in those bordering area.Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador added that her organization needs logistical support to ensure that its monitors move into villages and towns along the borders.During the mapping by her organization, she realized that the messages of preventing Ebola did not reach to some villages near the borders.“We are going into communities with messages and cell phones to inform the people that Ebola is real and can kill,” the Cultural Ambassador declared.The LCP also trained monitors in communication strategy, social mobilization, outreach, advocacy, interpersonal communications, and behavioral change, she said.Launching the synchronized cross border social mobilization, awareness and outreach on Ebola, her Hon. Associate Justice, Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh urged the LCP to remain vigorous in the fight to ensure that Liberia is declared Ebola free.In separate remarks, Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter S. Coleman and Senator Edward B. Dagosseh of Grand Cape Mount thanked the LCP for the initiative and pledged their support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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TB drug may lead to faster recovery

first_imgSTUDY: Scientists believe the antibiotic moxifloxacin offers quicker treatment for patients. By Marilynn Marchione THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – New research gives hope for successfully treating tuberculosis in a few months rather than the six months or more currently needed to beat the contagious lung disease, doctors reported Tuesday. Adding the antibiotic moxifloxacin to the usual TB drugs shortened the time to cure to an estimated four months in a study in Brazil, Johns Hopkins University scientists reported at an American Society for Microbiology conference in Chicago. A second study by Hopkins researchers cured mice of TB in 10 weeks instead of the usual six months with moxifloxacin plus the TB drug rifapentine at higher doses. “It sounds fantastic,” said Dr. Melvin Spigelman, research and development director for the nonprofit Global Alliance for TB Drug Development in New York. “The science is there” and just needs to be verified in larger studies, he said. The group will launch a 2,400-patient study later this year. Also on Tuesday, the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced its largest grants ever to fight TB – $280 million for research on vaccines, diagnostics and drugs. “If everything goes well, it should be feasible to shorten treatment time,” possibly even to ultra-short regimens of two weeks to a month, said Ken Duncan, the foundation’s program director. More than 8 million people worldwide develop TB each year, and nearly 2 million die of it. The disease is mostly a problem in poor countries, but the recent case of Andrew Speaker, an Atlanta attorney who created an international health scare by traveling while he had a multidrug-resistant strain of TB, shows the danger in the United States as well. Recently, a Mexican teenager was jailed in Georgia and threatened with deportation after refusing to take his recommended nine months of TB treatment. On Tuesday, a man with a multiple drug-resistant form who had been detained after walking in public without a mask was returned to Arizona after doctors treating him in Colorado said he was no longer infectious. Treatment now consists of three or four antibiotics taken daily for six months or more. But half of patients do not take all their pills, allowing resistant bacteria to grow and spread, said Dr. Jacques Grosset, the Hopkins researcher who led the study of several hundred mice. The Brazil study involved about 170 men and women in Rio de Janeiro who had active TB. All were given three standard anti-TB drugs plus either moxifloxacin or an older drug, ethambutol. After two months, 85 percent of those on moxifloxacin tested negative for the infection compared to 68 percent on ethambutol. The treatment advantage showed up in as little as two weeks.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

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Radar sensor flies on drone

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Global Hawk pilots itself by computer at an altitude of at least 60,000 feet, well above storms, for more than 35 hours. During a single mission, it can travel more than 11,500 nautical miles and scan an area and it provides detailed image-based intelligence on 40,000 square miles, an area bigger than Indiana. Global Hawks have flown more than 5,000 combat hours in more than 230 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems and Mission Systems sectors developed and integrated the new sensor with the Global Hawk plane, which is produced in Palmdale. The development effort, which will include additional flight tests, will be completed by the end of the year. “Flying the high-band sensor system completes a critical technology development and demonstration milestone, advancing Northrop Grumman’s integrated effort to field the next-generation ASIP system,” said Dan Allen, vice president and general manager of the Mission System sector’s Intelligence Systems division. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – The U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance plane made its first flight carrying a new sensor that can detect and identify radar and other types of electronic devices. Global Hawk and the new sensor, known as the High Band System Production Configuration Unit, are designed and produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The sensor is part of the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload that is expected to be ready for use in 2008. It will be integrated with the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground Stations, which are used to analyze electronic intelligence gathered by various airborne systems. Global Hawk pilots itself by computer at an altitude of at least 60,000 feet, well above storms, for more than 35 hours. During a single mission, it can travel more than 11,500 nautical miles and scan an area and it provides detailed image-based intelligence on 40,000 square miles, an area bigger than Indiana. Global Hawks have flown more than 5,000 combat hours in more than 230 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan.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

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Chelsea ‘open talks’ with Juventus over move for Gonzalo Higuain

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea are said to be willing to let Morata leave if they can recoup the majority of the £65m fee they paid to Real Madrid last summer.Higuain is reportedly valued at around £53million by Juventus, so a straight swap between the clubs could be a viable option.However, the Mail reports Juve would prefer cash as they look to balance the books following Ronaldo’s £100m arrival. RANKED targets IN DEMAND Higuain has spent the last two seasons at Juventus REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus over a deal for Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Higuain has scored 55 goals in 105 appearances for Juventus Juve are said to be willing to cash in on the 30-year-old striker after spending £100million to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin.It is claimed Chelsea have spoken with the Serie A champions about a potential deal, and that it is likely to include record-signing Alvaro Morata returning to Juventus after struggling to impress in his first season in the Premier League. moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 And it is claimed any deal for the Argentina ace could involve Alvaro Morata returning to Turin.After Maurizio Sarri’s appointment was confirmed on Saturday, the new Blues manager is already said to be planning to bolster his squad at Stamford Bridge.The Italian has quickly secured the arrival of one of his star men at former club Napoli, midfielder Jorginho, whose move to west London was announced shortly after Sarri’s.And it is claimed the boss is keen to follow up that signing by bringing Higuain to the club to spearhead his new-look attack.Napoli forwards Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon has also been linked with a reunion with their former manager at Chelsea.A central forward is next on Sarri’s list and, according to Daily Mail Sport, the club have held talks with Juventus over a move to Argentina star Higuain.last_img read more

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Birmingham hope Stoke sell Jack Butland

first_img REVEALED 3 IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 RANKED LIVING THE DREAM LATEST LATEST TRANSFER NEWS They were hit with a full embargo on July 1, having been under a ‘soft’ embargo since April.But, with just over a week before the transfer window shuts, Birmingham confirmed on Monday they still cannot sign players.It is understood they have pinned some of their hopes on Butland leaving Stoke to give them fresh cash and help solve the issue.The England international has been linked with a move following the Potters’ relegation from the Premier League last season, although his exit is not a certainty, with Chelsea reportedly keen.Blues would be due 15 per cent of any profit after selling him for £3.5million in 2013. Monk needs new recruits at Birmingham Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Birmingham are still hoping to bank a windfall from Jack Butland to end their transfer embargo.The Championship club are unable to sign players having breached Financial Fair Play regulations and face a race against time before the end of the transfer window. moving on Butland was sold by Birmingham in 2013 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Jack Butland at the World Cup with England 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The ground has been rebranded as St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, while the training facility will be the Trillion Trophy Training Centre.Despite their embargo, Blues have continued to pursue targets and offered Bournemouth £5million for Lewis Grabban before he joined Nottingham Forest earlier this month.A BCFC statement on Monday said: “Talks between Birmingham City and the EFL remain ongoing in regard profitability and sustainability regulations.“The club has spent several months working diligently to satisfy the EFL.“Unfortunately and disappointingly the EFL are currently refusing to allow us to make additions which would enable us to strengthen the manager’s squad.“We are hopeful that a satisfactory agreement can be reached with the EFL as soon as possible to help ensure our continued competitiveness in the Championship.” But, with time running out, it is looking increasingly likely Butland will stay at the bet365 Stadium.That could leave boss Garry Monk with no fresh recruits for their Sky Bet Championship season, except for Kristian Pedersen, who remains in limbo after joining from Union Berlin last month.FIFA’s transfer matching system confirmed Pedersen’s move, but he is reportedly still unable to be registered by the EFL.There is also growing frustration at the club towards chief executive Xuandong Ren over how he has handled the issue.The club has already struck deals for the naming rights of St Andrew’s and their training ground with the owners to help broaden their revenue streams and ease the pressures of FFP. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

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PAT THE COPE CONFIRMS HE IS SEEKING FF NOMINATION – BUT SO DOES JAMES PAT!

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher last night confirmed his intention to seek the Fianna Fail nomination for the forthcoming General Election.Pat the Cope GallagherBut in an interesting twist to the Fianna Fail nomination race, local county councillor James Pat McDaid has also thrown his hat in the ring.It means The Cope, McDaid and sitting TD Charlie McConalogue are the three likely candidates seeking nomination in October. Mr Gallagher announced his decision in a written letter to every registered Fianna Fail member in the new 5 seat Donegal constituency.Pat the Cope confirmed his intention stating “after much consideration, broad consultation within and outside of the party, I can confirm I am seeking the nomination to be a candidate at the next General Election”.Glenswilly’s James McDaid also confirmed he will seek nomination at convention.Cllr James Pat McDaidCllr Mc Daid said that he has received much encouragement from party members and members of the general public over the past few months since Cllr Ciaran Brogan announced he was not allowing his name to go forward. He said that this constituency stretches from Glencolmcille to Malin and that he feels he is perfectly based in the centre of the county to attract the support that is required to win a seat.He said that a second FF seat is the best way possible for the concerns and needs of the people in the county to be raised at national level.“There are many ongoing issues in this county and indeed country wide that need urgent attention and a strong, vibrant and rejuvenated FF is the best way to do this. Letterkenny and its hinterland, which is the main economic base in the county needs strong Oireachtas representation to ensure that the entire county continues to progress and be a force nationally.”Pat the Cope said there are many challenges facing the consistency of Donegal in the areas of job creation, sustaining employment, funding of health services, waiting lists in hospitals, education, rural policing and declining Garda numbers in rural districts ,lack of broadband access, rural services, fishing sector, farming sector, tourism, infrastructural needs and mobile phone coverage to name but a few.“It is my firm opinion that I can provide the necessary experience, energy and drive to ensure that Donegal’s voice is strongly represented in Dáil Éireann”. Pat the Cope continued by saying “it is going to be imperative for the constituency that politics works positively, proactively and constructively for the people in order to find the solutions to the problems facing our constituency on a daily basis”. He concluded by thanking the many people who contacted him directly and have encouraged and supported him in reaching this decision.“Together and supporting one another we can do better for Donegal” concluded The Cope.Cllr McDaid added that he hoped people will choose a new face.“At the end of the day it will be the party members who will decide what way the party will go forward in its preparation for the general election and I hope they will choose a new, young and fresh face like myself.” PAT THE COPE CONFIRMS HE IS SEEKING FF NOMINATION – BUT SO DOES JAMES PAT! was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:donegalfianna failJames Pat McDaidPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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A’s history with Ichiro make his last hurrah in Japan a fitting end

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceTOKYO — When a future documentary on Ichiro Suzuki’s baseball career is released, you can expect the A’s to be heavily featured in the highlights.The Japanese superstar began his MLB career against the A’s in 2001 and he is expected to end it against the A’s on Wednesday. It’s an Opening Day farewell game for the 45-year-old, one more ring in the circus of the A’s and Seattle Mariners opening the season in the Tokyo …last_img read more

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FET colleges ‘need radical overhaul’

first_img6 September 2010South Africa’s Further Education and Training colleges need a radical overhaul in order to become colleges of choice that provide quality foundation programmes focusing on maths and science, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.He added that the government had to see the challenges facing the Further Education and Training (FET) sector as part of a multifaceted process to revamp the entire post-schooling and training system.“We cannot deal with the colleges in isolation from the challenges in the rest of the education system,” Ndzimande said at the FET College Summit in Johannesburg last week.The summit brought together education experts to discuss ways of improving the status and effectiveness of South Africa’s FET sector, which has been characterised by low pass rates, poor planning and financial mismanagement.Improving governance, managementSouth Africa has about 50 of these state-funded colleges, and the government has for years struggled to revitalise the system, despite spending R1.5-billion on the colleges between 2006 and 2008, upgrading everything from teaching skills to workshops and laboratories.Nzimande told the gathering that the overhaul of the FET system would focus on improving governance and management capacity, as well as training college lecturers and improving the skills of existing lecturers.Recognition of prior learningThe department would also finalise a national policy outlining the minimum entry requirements to university study, said Ndzimande, adding that they intended to increase enrolment from the current 400 000 to one-million by 2015.Nzimande, who will also take over responsibility for the country’s Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas), mentioned that he wanted experienced workers without matric, or matriculants without exemptions, to study at universities.He said there was a need to recognise prior learning for adults without formal university entrance qualifications to enable them to enter higher education institutions.FET colleges had to be accessible to both young people and adults, Nzimande said, adding that they were well positioned to contribute to the country’s acute middle-level skills crisis.“Increased access to FETs would have the social benefit of including young people currently not in education, employment or training in opportunities to participate by studying in work-oriented programmes,” Nzimande said.Sustaining livelihoodsData indicates that of the 2.8-million South Africans between the ages 18 and 24 not in employment, education or training in 2007, two million (about 71%) had not achieved Grade 12. Of these, about 18% had not even progressed beyond primary level.He said FETs would also need to provide training programmes that were needed in the real world in order to sustain livelihoods for the many who are unemployed.“The college community therefore, in my view, must expand its horizons and see the world … They must understand that our broad goal is to develop the economy in a way that responds to the needs of all South Africans,” Nzimande said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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