first_imgLATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Nambatac pleads for help from bench as Knights’ woes continue The 35-year-old Yap was three points away from becoming the first player since Jerry Codiñera in 2001 to reach 10,000 points with still 7:32 remaining in regulation, but he never scored again.He finished with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field in a little over 30 minutes of play.Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 13 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, hopes to pull off the feat on Saturday against Meralco in Antipolo.“Maybe at Ynares but I will try not to think about it. I only need three points but I could end up not making a shot,” he said laughing. “When you’re close to something, that’s when it gets hard. The more you think about it, the more you don’t get it.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE PHOTO/Tristan TamayoIt would’ve been a double celebration for James Yap on Wednesday night.Not only did Yap have a golden opportunity to win the game for Rain or Shine against NLEX at the buzzer in the first overtime, his 3-pointer that nearly went it would’ve also given him 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Instead, the Elasto Painters dropped a 122-114 decision in two overtimes and Yap, who was unaware of how near he was to reaching the milestone, was left to rue his potential game-winning triple.READ: NLEX stays hot, fends off Rain or Shine in 2OT 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’“I did not know that I was that close,” Yap said in Filipino as he clicked his tongue. “I could only wish that I made it in overtime and we would’ve won and I would’ve been shocked.”“But it didn’t happen. I wasn’t thinking about getting to 10,000 points either, I just kept playing.” View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe African Union (AU) is expected to deployed 200 health workers and other professionals,including nurses and doctors to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to help combat the deadly Ebola virus in the sub-region.Africa Union’s Special Representative to Liberia, Amb. Toyin Solaja,said the deployment is a part of a joint AU-led military and civilian humanitarian mission code named African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).He puts the cost of the operation to more than 25 million United States Dollars. The Ambassador said a total of two hundred (200) professionals are expected to be deployed in the three countries.According to Amb.Solaja, additional professionals from across the continent are undergoing training in the Ugandan Capital, Kampala, to form part of the operation which aim is to ensure that Ebola is put under control.The AU Special Representative disclosed that the African Union Commission has chosen Liberia to serve as the Command Center for its mission in the three countries.Also speaking, Maj. Gen. Dr. Julius F. Okatta, head of theAU’s ASEOWA mission, said the mission will support medical, logistics, humanitarian and communications needs of the three countries.In addition to logistics, Maj. Gen. Dr. Okattasaid the African Union is sending Mobile Message Communication Equipment to enhance public awareness and sensitization efforts. He said six psychosocial professionals will also be assigned to provide psychosocial support.A release said the AU officials made the disclosure Tuesday, when a high-power African Union delegation visited Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly at his Capitol Hill office.Responding, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly,on behalf of President Ellen Johnson,lauded the African Union for the strong support and leadership; noting, that the pronouncement brings relief to Liberia.Minister Dukuly described the AU’soperation as a Pan-African effort to assist the three countries that are battling the outbreak ofEbola in the west African region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe first phase of President David Granger’s medical treatment in Cuba was successfully completed and the Cuban specialists who are overseeing his medical care for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma have expressed their full satisfaction with his response to chemotherapy and his overall physical well-being.This is according to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency in which it was stated that based on expert evaluation of the President’s medical condition, the Cuban medical specialists have deemed it “no longer necessary in the treatment of the President.”President David GrangerHowever, he is expected to commence radiotherapy in April.On Friday, Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla paid a courtesy call on President Granger and congratulated him on the positive response to the medical treatment. The President’s chemotherapy commenced in November 2018 after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer which envelopes the lymphatic system. On October 30, 2018, the President and First Lady Sandra Granger travelled to Cuba for him to undergo medical tests after he had complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with cancer. The President has since reduced his number of public engagements.According to WebMD, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that starts in your body’s lymph system. Lymphoma occurs when the lymph node cells or the lymphocytes begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that have the abnormal capacity to invade other tissues throughout the body.According to webmd.com, chemotherapy targets cells that grow and divide quickly, as cancer cells do. Unlike radiation or surgery, which target specific areas, chemo can work throughout the body. But it can also affect some fast-growing healthy cells like those of the skin, hair, intestines, and bone marrow.According to the website, some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy are fatigue, hair loss, easy bruising and bleeding, infection, anaemia (low red blood cell count), nausea and vomiting, appetite changes, and constipation.Radiation therapy treats cancer by using high-energy waves to kill tumor cells. The goal is to destroy or damage the cancer without hurting too many healthy cells. There’s no way to predict how radiation will affect you. You may have few or only mild side effects from your treatment; someone else may have a lot of problems or very severe ones.Early side effects, such as nausea and fatigue. Late side effects, such as lung or heart problems, may take years to show up and are often permanent when they do.The most common early side effects are fatigue and skin problems. You might get others, such as hair loss and nausea, depending on where you get radiation – WebMDlast_img read more

first_imgOne-third of the way through exhibition play, there are as many questions as answers about the rotation. Currently, only Duke and Snell look to be locked in, though it would be a surprise if Gorzelanny and Maholm aren’t in the rotation when the season starts April 2. Gorzelanny, out for a month late last season because of a sore elbow, has been ineffective so far with a 14.21 ERA in three appearances. He made his first start of the spring Sunday, allowing four runs in the first inning of a 9-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds before settling down to pitch two scoreless innings. “As we go along here, it’s something we’ve got to be mindful of – you don’t want to dig that type of hole for yourself,” Tracy said. The wild card in the competition is McLeary, who was 2-0 in five games late last season. He has a 3.86 ERA in seven innings this spring and has impressed Tracy with his determination to win a job. “It’s why we stay here until the end of March,” he said. When camp opened, the top four starters appeared set with right-hander Ian Snell and left-handers Zach Duke, Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny. Right-handers Tony Armas, who signed a $3.5 million contract for this season, and Shawn Chacon were expected to compete for the other job. SARASOTA, Fla. – Maybe that Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation isn’t nearly as settled as it appeared to be when spring training opened last month. Manager Jim Tracy’s explanation for unforeseen developments, which include Marty McLeary greatly improving his chances for a spot in the starting rotation, is simple. center_img 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

first_imgThe woman declined to be interviewed on Friday. “I’m just trying to get over it. It’s still too new in my mind,” she said. Montes was scheduled to appear Friday at the North Justice Center in Fullerton for a pretrial hearing. He pleaded not guilty Sept. 28 to 21 charges including robbery, street terrorism, elder abuse, vehicle burglaries, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance, fraudulent use of an access card and receiving stolen property, according to Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors also allege that Montes used a firearm during one of the robberies, that he committed the crimes for the benefit, and at the direction, of the Fullerton Tokers/Ward Street gang, and that he inflicted great bodily injury on a woman while driving recklessly. A La Habra man and reputed gang member allegedly broke into cars in church parking lots and robbed middle-aged women and seniors of their purses in Orange County. In one case, Fullerton police said Alejandro Sanchez Montes walked up to an 82-year-old woman and held his hand out as if to shake hands. When she offered her hand, the 26-year-old allegedly knocked her down, took her purse and fled in a waiting vehicle. She suffered scrapes and bruises in the Sept. 23 encounter at a Fullerton church parking lot. But officers said she jotted down a partial license plate number for the getaway car in the margin of her Bible. Three days later, she saw a police chase of robbery suspects on TV, recognized one of the men and called police. Montes is being held at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange without bail because of a probation hold. The armed robberies happened in Fullerton, Huntington Beach, La Habra and Santa Ana. Fullerton police spokeswoman Sgt. Linda King said a 62-year-old woman had her purse snatched on Aug. 27 in Santa Ana, a 44-year-old woman was robbed Sept. 9 in a Fullerton church parking lot and a 61-year-old woman fell prey to a purse-snatcher on Sept. 15 in Huntington Beach. The 82-year-old victim was robbed Sept. 23 in Fullerton and a fifth robbery is alleged on Sept. 25 but the criminal complaint did not give the age of the victim or where the incident took place. “He’s not picking on young ones,” King said. The car burglaries occurred Sept. 19 and 24. King said vehicles in a church parking lot on Brea Boulevard were broken into. Fullerton police arrested Montes and Jorge Diaz on Sept. 26 after a chase that ended when their silver Dodge Magnum ran a red light and hit three cars. An off-duty reserve officer with Fullerton police was driving one of the cars hit. King said Diaz, 36, of La Habra was booked on suspicion of parole violation and sent to Chino State Prison. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

first_imgWest Ham are ready to ship Mauro Zarate out of Upton Park this month.The Argentine forward has made 20 appearances for the Hammers this season, scoring five goals.But he is currently behind Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia in the pecking order and was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool.Slaven Bilic is now willing to sanction Zarate’s exit and Malaga are ready to make a move for the 28-year-old.Zarate’s older brother Ariel, also a forward, previously played for the Spanish club and Mauro is understood to be keen to follow in his footsteps. 1 Mauro Zarate last_img

first_imgManager Lou Piniella brought the 1995 Seattle Mariners back after losing the first two games to win three straight from the Yankees. “It can be done,” Piniella said. “It would be nice to win three games in one day, but it’s not going to happen.” Strong pitching from starters Brandon Webb and Doug Davis and Arizona’s bullpen has stifled Chicago’s offense, especially the big hitters in its lineup. Now the Diamondbacks will turn to veteran Livan Hernandez, who 10 years ago was the MVP of the Florida Marlins’ NLCS and World Series victories. He also started Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the San Francisco Giants against the Angels. So, bring it on. He’s been through loud and wild scenes during his career. “The stadium is going to be packed and crazy and people screaming,” said Hernandez, who hasn’t pitched in a game since Sept. 26. “It’s great for baseball. I love it. It’s something I like, see the people screaming.” In the two losses in Phoenix, the Cubs’ first four batters went 5-for-35 with 13 strikeouts. So while Piniella has taken heat for pulling Carlos Zambrano after six innings with the game tied at 1 in the opener and Ted Lilly was driven out early in Game 2, the Cubs’ bats also wilted in the desert. Alfonso Soriano is 2-for-10, Derrek Lee 2-for-8 and Aramis Ramirez 0-for-9. The trio has no RBIs or homers. Piniella’s advice is to go with the pitch. “It’s probably trying to overdo. … You don’t need to hit three home runs in one bat. They pitch away, hit the ball to right center,” Piniella said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NLDS: Despite a 2-0 deficit, they like their chances at Wrigley. By Rick Gano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Rich Hill loosened up his arm and legs during a light workout Friday, not far from where the ivy on the Wrigley Field walls is beginning to turn from green to brown. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Chicago Cubs’ season will fade away, too, if they don’t find a way to escape an 0-2 deficit against the Arizona Diamondbacks today. Against the young, eager and talented Diamondbacks, the Cubs will count on Hill, hope their top hitters find their strokes and rely on a home crowd that is always raucous. “We’re in a good position here coming home,” Hill said. “We get to play in front of a great crowd, some of the best fans in baseball. We’re down 0-2, but we have a great advantage going into this series in these next two games. “Like I said, you’ve got to look at it from a positive standpoint – not, oh, we’re down 0-2.” But another loss and the No.99 pops up – 99 years since the Cubs’ last World Series title. And counting. last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny 247 Triathlon club notes: Race Reports :  Blacksod Standard TriathlonThe evergreen John Conaghan  fresh from his age group win in the middle distance championship. A group traveled to Belmullet Co. Mayo  for the challenging Olympic race . John won his age group finishing fifth overall in a time of 2.25.27.  After rather than returning to his base in Dublin he came up to Letterkenny to  marshall at the club Duathlon. Eugene Mc gettigan raced in Mayo and Letterkenny. Eugene was third in his category on Saturday and fifteenth overall in a time of 2.35.36In Portrush  Ita  Mc Gettigan  was sixth female in the sprint triathlon despite losing her goggles in rough sea conditions.In nearby Benone Colin Dean was second in the difficult half marathon race Club DuathlonThe club held a fund raising race on Sunday with all funds being used for the Kona World championshipentry   of  Aidan Callaghan. There was a mixture of triathlon club  members , other club members and interested local athletes.  The club is grateful for the use of O’Donnell Park by Saint Eunans Gaa Club and for Aura for the use of their facilities. Sean Mc Fadden was first club man home finishing second  to  Gavin Corey of Omagh Triathlon Club.Fionnuala Larkin was first Woman home followed by Tatiana Weidemann a former member visiting from her native Germany.As well as members taking part there was also a large group of volunteers who made the event possible.Five K reports Natasha Kelly dipped under the twenty minute mark in the 5K championship in Buncrana finishing  third woman. Rachel Stilvern continues to improve in her five k times as well finishing second  woman in the Kerrykeel five k.Other newsNext weekend sees  another Iron Man event in Wales and the club wishes all entrants well. Gavin Crawford is off to Luxembourg representing the Irish defence  force in the  half Ironman  race.Open water safety There will not be any more Monday night swim sessions this yearIf anyone wants to use Gartan lake   please enter from the heritage centre entrance point and please make sure you have a swim partner and swim buoy for personal safety. There is a club shed for changing and the lock code is available from any committee member.Training continues as followsTuesday: Aura track – Track session   7.50 pmWednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00 pmThursday :   Long run Aura , meet at six thirty pmSaturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 amSunday : Beginners  cycle 9.00 amResultsLetterkenny 247 Sprint Duathllon results1 18 Gavin Corey M40- Omagh TC 47:00:002 21 Sean McFadden M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 49:31:003 15 Paul Coyle M40- 49:57:004 52 Nick Fowell M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 50:45:005 25 Brian McBride M40+ 51:11:006 64 Mark McGinley M40- Errigal CC 51:25:007 3 Jason King M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 51:36:008 20 Paul Dillon M40- 24/7 Tri Club 51:50:009 13 Michael Chambers M40- SLCC 52:31:0010 39 Shaun McDevitt M40+ 52:31:0011 28 Jonathan Edwards M40- 24/7 Tri Club 52:57:0012 23 Ciaran Clancy M40+ 53:00:0013 31 James Beattie M40+ 53:30:0014 17 David Russell M40- 53:32:0015 53 Mathew McKinley M40- AAA CC 54:29:0016 55 Stephen Shiels M40+ 54:59:0017 65 Garvan Mulligan M40- 4 Masters CC 56:07:0018 29 Pat Brady F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 56:35:0019 46 Ray Kenna M40+ 56:48:0020 62 Alan Lyttle M40- 4 Masters CC 56:52:0021 5 Trevor Cox M40- 4 Masters CC 57:17:0022 38 Garvan Patterson M40- Rathmullan CC 57:40:0023 22 Shaun McDaid M40- 24/7 Tri Club 57:46:0024 26 Michael McMenamin M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 58:01:0025 57 Alan O’Mahony M40- 24/7 Tri Club 58:50:0026 14 Philip Browne M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 59:11:0027 36 Jonathan Martin M40- 24/7 Tri Club 59:12:0028 59 Martin Jordan M40- 59:52:0029 35 Peter McBride M40+ AAA CC 60:13:0030 30 Eugene McGettigan F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:14:0031 50 Alaistair Hetherington M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:29:0032 2 Fionnnula Larkin F40- 60:40:0033 9 Lester Speer M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:48:0034 47 Manus Peoples M40+ 61:08:0035 60 Rodney Bates M40- Conoy AC 61:57:0036 16 Stephen McCay M40- SLCC 62:53:0037 42 Terence Quinn M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 63:27:0038 61 Michael Jordan M40+ 63:28:0039 67 Terence Gallagher M40+ Letterkenny CC 63:37:0040 44 Jonathan Scanlon M40+ 64:02:0041 68 Enda Kelly M40- 65:07:0042 24 Tatjana Weidemann F40- 65:37:0043 19 Sean Barton M40+ 66:12:0044 48 Rory Kennedy M40+ 66:14:0045 49 Angus Hunter M40- 66:14:0046 1 Barry Tinney M40+ 66:38:0047 45 Christy Callaghan M40+ 66:46:0048 32 Martina McDaid F40- 24/7 Tri Club 67:29:0049 58 Seamus Diver M40+ 68:34:0050 63 Bronagh O’Gara F40- 24/7 Tri Club 68:58:0051 27 Trisha Nulty F40+ 69:02:0052 33 Fiona McDaid F40- 24/7 Tri Club 69:17:0053 37 Ciaran Boyle M40- Rathmullan CC 69:33:0054 34 Thomas Cullen M40- 70:21:0055 12 Denise McBride F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 71:10:0056 43 Suzie Bogan F40- 73:52:0057 51 Sinead Trearty F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 73:53:0058 6 Trish Callaghan F40+ 75:52:0059 7 Fiona Temple F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 78:52:0060 54 Feena McBride F40- 24/7 Tri Club 78:53:0061 40 Loretta McNulty F40- 81:35:0062 4 Bridie Devenney F40- 24/7 Tri Club 83:23:0063 41 Sinead Rourke F40- 84:22:0064 8 Andrea McGettigan F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 87:15:0065 11 Ailbhe Dunne F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 87:15:00Gavin Corey wins the Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon was last modified: September 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsletterkenny 24/7Sportlast_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — If the Raiders make good on their pledge this week to bolt Oakland a year before their new Las Vegas stadium is ready, experts say their most likely move would be a temporary revival of an old idea: sharing Levi’s Stadium with the 49ers.On Thursday, Santa Clara officials said they were dusting off documents for such a plan to be ready in case the Silver and Black come calling. But Mayor Lisa Gillmor said the city had yet to hear from Raiders executives, a day after the team cut …last_img

first_imgThree recent stories are suggesting that natural toxins may be too much of a good thing:Snail Trail:  John Roach in National Geographic News wrote about new painkillers and drugs being developed from toxic snail venoms.  Cone snails create an array of hundreds of unique chemical compounds (see 10/22/2003 entry).Fungus Among Them:  A fungus shows promise for controlling malaria mosquitos.  It appears to be harmless to humans.  Story on Science Daily.Lockjaw Therapy:  Researchers in Barcelona are discovering that tetanus toxin has therapeutic properties in treatment for neurodegenerative disorders, according to EurekAlert.A common operational paradigm in nature appears to be control by resistance: initiator and repressor, agonist and antagonist, accelerator and brake.  Another is hormesis (see 02/12/2003 entry): i.e., that a little is good, but more is not better.  Taken together, these principles suggest that many poisons and toxins only become “evil” to our sensibilities when they get out of control.    A dynamic community of interacting organisms needs checks and balances.  These are best understood by looking at the big picture, a view called systems biology – a perspective implicit with design reasoning.  As a corollary, relationships that could have been harmonious originally may have begun to wreak havoc when out of balance.  Regardless, there may be healthy treasures to mine in things we once considered agents of suffering.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more