The high schools 4×1500 metres relays, which coincide with the annual Burger King Portmore 10K, have become very popular events during the Burger King Series, and come tomorrow, it should be no different as several leading high schools should be in attendance. The organisers have also invited tertiary institutions, and it will be very interesting to see how the colleges fare among the high school teams. A year ago, St Jago High, with a strong middle-distance team including the likes of Keenon Lawrence and Thaleetio Green, dominated the male section ahead of Kingston College and Holmwood Technical. With Holmwood’s top middle-distance athletes, Ryon Butler and Denvare Robinson, now attending St Elizabeth Technical, the team from west is expected to pose a very strong challenge. Among the females, it should be interesting to see if the high school teams, led by middle-distance powerhouses Edwin Allen and Holmwood Technical, can contain collegiate teams G.C. Foster and University of Technology. Several past students from the top high school teams in middle distance are now at local tertiary institutions. The 10K event, which starts at 6:30 a.m., should also be exciting. The outstanding Kirk Brown will be hoping to continue his dominance. G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Archibald, who was second last year, could upstage Brown as he has been in great form this season on the road. Archibald easily captured the Knox College Invitational 8K event last Saturday, and then the following day, he returned to win the inaugural Pump It Up Mico 5K event. Among the females, it should be a keen battle between the likes of G.C. Foster College’s defending champion Danielle James and schoolgirls Teresha Jacobs of Edwin Allen; Britnie Dixon of Vere Technical; and Hydel High’s Monifa Green, who captured the Mico 5K event last Sunday.
FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (5) drives past Houston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute (12), from Cameroon, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Smith has been suspended one game by the team for detrimental conduct. The team gave no further specifics about the punishment. Smith will serve the penalty on Thursday, March 1, 2018, night as the Cavs host the Philadelphia 76ers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been suspended one game by the team for detrimental conduct.Coach Tyronn Lue gave no further specifics about the punishment. Smith will serve the penalty on Thursday night as the Cavs host the Philadelphia 76ers.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Smith attended Thursday’s morning shootaround, but the team did not announce his suspension until two hours before tip-off.“He was great this morning,” said Lue, who will start Rodney Hood in Smith’s place. “Something happened after shootaround, so, that’s all the details I’m going to give to you. He’ll be ready for tomorrow and be ready to go on Saturday (against Denver).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSmith has started 56 games, averaging 8.3 points, and is shooting 36 percent on 3-pointers.The 14-year veteran has struggled much of this season, but he had been playing better lately. Smith sat out the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win over Brooklyn. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fight to the finish Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Smith was acquired in 2014 in a trade with the New York Knicks and has been a key contributor during Cleveland’s run of three straight NBA Finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed
No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Wilder (40-0-1, 39 knockouts) retained his WBC belt after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw.Many thought Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) did enough to win despite being knocked down twice.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 ChrissOn Monday, Fury voiced fears that Wilder would seek to duck a rematch.But Wilder promptly rejected that claim, saying a rematch with Fury was his priority over a unification bout with Anthony Joshua, holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman is all for it.“I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury baits Deontay Wilder in the second round, fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPThe World Boxing Council gave the go-ahead Friday for a “direct rematch” between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday.“Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch,” the WBC said in a statement on Friday, adding that it had conducted voting through the board of governors “which resulted in unanimous agreement” to sanction the rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Recovering Gonzaga targets 2019 PSL Grand Prix return Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments
…Guyana to participate in UN High Level Meeting to end AIDSwith some 8000 persons said to be living with HIV/AIDS in Guyana, Government, through the Public Health Ministry, is hoping that a high-level meeting set to be hosted by the United Nations in New York next month willPublic Health Minister, Dr George Nortonaid in the push towards total eradication.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton said Guyana and countries across the Caribbean remained in second place, having the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases. They fall just beneath the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. On an average, there are about 5000 new cases diagnosed each year, with at least 200 persons dying from AIDS-related complications.The Minister, along with UN Secretary General Special Envoy, Dr Edward Green and Country Manager UNAIDS for Guyana and Suriname Martin Oudit, met with journalists on Wednesday to brief them on the High Level Meeting. The officials also spoke to the state of affairs in Guyana, as it relates to the epidemic.According to Dr Norton, it is important for Guyana to make representation at the High Level Meeting slated for June 8-10 at the UN Headquarters.At the meeting, UN Member States will be expected to adopt a political declaration on ending AIDS, to scale up the pace of progress and reassess time-bound targets.The UNAIDS Country Manager for Guyana and Suriname said by participating in the meeting to end AIDS, Guyana would be taking part in a unique moment in history. He said focus must remain strong to ensure that gains of the national AIDS response are leveraged rather than lost during this period of transition and hope.He said Guyana has made significant gains in its HIV response over the past decade. According to UNAIDS estimates, in 2015, about three of every five people living with HIV were receiving Antiretroviral therapy (ARV).Meanwhile, Dr Green told journalists that the meeting will attempt to move the world toward the end of AIDS across the world.“What the meeting will do in 2016, it will try to advance our direction in the AIDS epidemic. In 2000, the epidemic was sort of despair. Having the disease was like despair. This is not the case in 2016,” Dr Green said.He related that by the end of 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) came to an end, there were advances and reductions in death rates and increased access to ARVs. He said they exceeded that target and AIDS related deaths were reduced by 42 per cent.According to him, the position now reached is that at the High Level Meeting there will be hope for people living with HIV/AIDS. The UN Secretary General Special Envoy said it was also hoped that at the meeting, Guyana and other countries would be able to achieve the objective of fast tracking the response to HIV/AIDS.“We are hoping that at least 90 per cent of the people with HIV be tested and of those, 90 per cent are treated by 2020, bringing the viral load low enough as not to transmit.”Dr Green said “fast tracking” spoke to testing and treatment. It also speaks to prevention. Prevention strategy, he said, means that each country should contribute at least quarter of the budget on health to prevention. “Prevention and treatment are some of the most important issues,” he noted.Another issue that will be focused on is human rights. “People affected and infected by AIDS have human rights and, therefore, the rights to access affordable medicines that is an affordable right. It is the right not to be discriminated against, whether at the workplace, the health centres or through the laws that exist in the country,” Dr Green noted.He said these issues help to discriminate against people and leave many infected persons marginalised. He also said it was hoped that at the end of the meeting, “we will come out with a global consensus of how we can work towards ending HIV/AIDS globally”.
Stabroek Market will be closed on Wednesday to members of the public to facilitate vector control services.Stabroek MarketThis was revealed at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) statutory meeting on Monday. A notice has since been circulated to stall owners on behalf of the vector control section informing them that the entire Stabroek Market would be closed from midday.Stabroek Market and its environs has been the subject of much public debate over the sanitary conditions there.In August, there was a garbage pile-up in the vicinity of Stabroek Market that caused traffic chaos. According to reports, there were smelly overflowing bins that contained bags of rice, used plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and a few other items that were left for more than a week by City Hall garbage collectors.Only in July, the M&CC had to shut down the Stabroek Market Wharf completely, because vendors continued to trade in the facility despite its deplorable state.In previous reports from the Council, it was understood that persons were living on the Wharf even after they were advised to remove.The already crumbling structure was partially razed in November 2018. It is suspected that the fire may have been started by a female who had an argument with another vendor.
But a growing number of gonorrhea cases are resistant to those drugs, and officials at the CDC for the first time are urging doctors to stop using fluoroquinolones and switch to cephalosporins, a different class of antibiotics, to treat everyone. Those drugs – which include the generic ceftriaxone or brand name Rocephin, made by Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG – must be given as a shot and aren’t as readily stocked as Cipro on most doctors’ shelves. “Gonorrhea has now joined the list of other superbugs for which treatment options have become dangerously few,” said Dr. Henry Masur, president of the Infectious Disease Society of America. “To make a bad problem even worse, we’re also seeing a decline in the development of new antibiotics to treat these infections.” The CDC made the new recommendation after discovering that nearly 7percent of gonorrhea cases among heterosexual men in a survey of 26 U.S. cities last year were drug-resistant. In 2001, only about 0.6percent of gonorrhea cases among heterosexual men were drug-resistant. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the “superbugs” resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis. The resistant form accounts for more than one in every four gonorrhea cases among heterosexual men in Philadelphia and nearly that many in San Francisco, according to a survey that led to Thursday’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gonorrhea, which is believed to infect more than 700,000 people in the United States each year, can leave both men and women infertile and puts people at higher risk of getting the AIDS virus. Since the early 1990s, a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones has provided a relatively easy cure. These antibiotics, taken as tablets, include the drug Cipro.
Cristiano Ronaldo 1 Cristiano Ronaldo came to Portugal’s rescue on Saturday evening, once again.However, it looked like it was going to be a very long night for Fernando Santos’s side when Armenia’s Marcos Pizzelli rifled a free kick home from 35 yards.Goalkeeper Rui Patrício had clearly left his concentration levels at home.Ronaldo was not impressed with his team mates and soon took the game by the scruff of the neck.First, he kept his cool from the spot and fired his side level.Then he started to have a little fun. Yeah, that’s right, it was only 1-1 but the showboating was well under way. Olé!Ronaldo’s second goal was a cheeky one.Having been forced to listen to the home crowd bellow out chants of ‘Messi, Messi, Messi’, Ronaldo cupped his ear as if to silence his critics as he wheeled away to celebrate.His third goal was the icing on the cake, or the pick of the bunch, if you will.After controlling the ball with a fine first touch, Ronaldo unleashed an unstoppable drive from long range into the top corner of the net.Armenia’s second goal with 20 minutes remaining had threatened to undo all of Ronaldo’s hard work, but Portugal hung on to claim a 3-2 victory and stretch their lead at the top of Group I to five points.
The toilet bill, by Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, will phase in requirements by 2014 that will limit all new toilets to 1.3 gallons per flush instead of 1.6 gallons and require that new urinals use no more than a half gallon instead of the current limit of one gallon per flush. Laird said conserving water is the “quickest, cheapest way to manage our water supply and address the impact of population growth and global warming.” When the bill was approved by the Assembly, opponents suggested the tougher efficiency requirements would only result in more clogged toilets and more flushing. But Laird said manufacturers believe they can produce lower-flowing toilets that are “more efficient both in water use and water power.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LEGISLATION: The measures will limit new toilets to 1.3 gallons per flush and attempt to cut energy for lighting by 50 percent in 10 years. By Steve Lawrence THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Friday bills that will save water and electricity by requiring more efficient lights and toilets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Republican governor also announced he had approved a measure by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, that creates a 10-year, $250 million subsidy program to help consumers buy solar water heaters. The program would be financed by a surcharge on natural gas in an attempt to install 200,000 solar water heaters in California by 2017. Schwarzenegger said the bills would help keep California at the “forefront of energy and water efficiency.” The lighting bill, also by Huffman, requires the state Energy Commission to adopt regulations that will cut electricity use from lighting by 50percent in 10 years. It also will phase out lead in incandescent lights and limit mercury in fluorescent lights. “This is pushing the big lighting companies to really come up with new technology that they think is right around the corner,” said Joshua Townsend, a spokesman for Huffman.
A Donegal lecturer, who is based in Dublin, has launched a campaign to save the Derry to Dublin air route.The route is set to be axed on July 21st when Aer Arann pull out of the route after claiming it is simply not profitable.However business lecturer Patricia Doherty has now launched a campaign looking for another airline to take over the route. Ms Doherty, who now lives in Derry, commutes to Dublin using the airline to work at Blanchardstown Institute of Technology where she is head of business.She said “We cannot allow the route to be pulled. A lot of people depend on it on a weekly basis. Surely there is an alternative to simply pulling the route.”DONEGAL LECTURER BATTLES TO SAVE DERRY AIR LINK was last modified: May 21st, 2011 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:Aer Aranndonegal
Daniel and his team!Daniel O’Donnell and family have scooped £30,000 for their chosen charity after starring in a brand new series of ‘All Star Family Fortunes’ exclusively on TV3.The King of country music was joined by wife Majella, niece Trisha, step-son Michael and step-daughter Siobhan as they took on daredevil television presenter Helen Skelton and her family.Tens of thousands of pounds were up for grabs but only one family could make it through to play the Big Money final, worth a whopping £30,000. Daniel and family were playing for a charity that is very close to their hearts. ‘Donegal Mind Wellness’ was set up last year with the help of Majella. It’s a charity that helps people with depression.Before the competition got underway, viewers were invited into Daniel’s home where his family gave an insight into his wardrobe and revealed how Daniel loves to keep his hair “pristine”.The Skelton’s got off to a good start but it was the O’Donnell’s who were firing on all cylinders. After making it through to the big money final, Daniel chose wife Majella to join him in answering the five final questions.Daniel and Majella scored five top answers winning the grand prize of £30,000 for their charity. Speaking to host Vernon after winning the lot, Daniel said: “It’s for ‘Donegal Mind Wellness’. It helps people with depression. Majella help set it up. It’s just going to be such a wonderful amount of money to help people. It’s tremendous. Thank you so much.” DANIEL SCOOPS A ‘FAMILY FORTUNE’ OF €40,000 FOR DONEGAL MIND WELLNESS was last modified: February 2nd, 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:cashdaniel o’donnellFamily fortunesTV show