Stone rock-solid to defend gold medal

first_imgRunning his season’s best time last weekend, recording 47.81 seconds in his 400m race will ring bells that the Central Province man will be no pushover in his pet event.In a chat with Loop PNG, Stone said, “I want to defend (my gold medal) that’s the aim and yes my form is coming back but I have to accept the fact that there are others who are gunning for that too so it’s a challenge that I accept.”With the 400m event a potential 1,2,3 finish for Papua New Guinea with elite 400m runners running good times, Stone knows he has to make up for lost time after an injury plagued season.The national 400m record holder said he has fully recovered from injury and it’s “all good now.”“Nothing really to say but all I can say is I‘ll let my running do the talking and God will decide. I’ll just hope for the best.”Stone is still in Brisbane and expected to arrive in Port Moresby before the opening ceremony.last_img read more

Marcelino stars as Lyceum advances to PCCL Finals

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH kiteboarding hopes to get nat’l attention by winning YOG medal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cameroonian slotman Mike Nzeusseu contributed 13 markers and 15 boards, while MJ Ayaay got 12 points for Lyceum, which managed to advance despite playing its sixth game in seven days, including its stint in the PBA D-League under the banner of Zark’s Burger.“For us, it’s about ‘yung perseverance and grit,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson. “This is our fourth game in four days and it really is going to take a lot to be mentally tough. We can’t find any excuse because we know the other team is also tired.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarcelino triggered the Pirates’ 33-17 outburst to turn a close 35-30 halftime advantage into a decisive 68-47 lead early in the fourth quarter and never look back.The Pirates now await their date in the championship game between rival and NCAA champs San Beda and UAAP titlist Ateneo later in the day. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Ryan Costelo paced San Sebastian with 15 points.The scores:LYCEUM 82 — Jc. Marcelino 24, Nzeusseu 13, Ayaay 12, Perez 11, Ibanez 10, Tansingco 7, Caduyac 2, Jv. Marcelino 2, Cinco 0, Santos 0, Serrano 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 69 — Costelo 15, Capobres 12, Bulanadi 9, David 8, Navarro 6, Calisaan 5, Ilagan 5, Cosari 4, Baytan 3, Baetiong 2, Calma 0, Dela Cruz 0, Valdez 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 19-20, 35-30, 61-47, 82-69.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJaycee Marcelino showed the way as Lyceum booked a spot in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Finals with an 82-69 victory over San Sebastian in the crossover semifinals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The reigning NCAA Rookie of the Year finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds to carry the Pirates to another win.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

APU outlasts Whittier, 9-6

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sophomore reliever Scott Thur (1-0) went four innings and picked up the win after entering for Bailey in the sixth. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 AZUSA – Sophomore outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and junior shortstop Grant Beyer added three RBIs as the Azusa Pacific University baseball team remained undefeated with a 9-6 win over Whittier College on Tuesday at Cougar Field. The Cougars built up an 8-0 lead through the first four innings before the Poets took advantage of APU errors to get back into the contest in the top of the fifth. center_img Azusa (7-0) committed four errors in the inning behind junior reliever Kraig Bailey, who continually got Whittier players to hit ground balls with runners on base. Senior second baseman Chris Kennison came off the bench to lead the Poets (0-5) with a two-run base hit with one out in the fifth. last_img read more

Fort St. John places 4th nation-wide in violent crime severity index

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Statistics Canada has released their index of police-reported crimes across the country, and things aren’t looking great for the Peace Region, and indeed the country as a whole.According to Stats Canada, police-reported crime as measured by both Crime Severity Index and crime rate increased across the country last year. This marks the first rise in police-reported crime in 12 years. The national Crime Severity Index grew 5% from 2014 to 2015, although it was still 31% lower than it was a decade earlier in 2005.The Crime Severity Index metric was established by Stats Canada to assign more weight to more serious crimes in a given police jurisdiction, due to the fact that 40% of crimes reported nationwide are comprised of two relatively minor offences: Theft under $5,000, and Mischief.- Advertisement -In the BC Peace Region, both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek saw increases in their municipal crime severity indices. Fort St. John’s C.S.I. jumped by sixteen percent from 2014 to 165.46 last year, while the increase of the C.S.I. in Dawson Creek to 179.35 was nearly double; roughly thirty percent. The highest C.S.I. in Canada was in North Battleford, Saskatchewan at 320.94. Williams Lake ranked 4th at 224.95, while Grande Prairie’s score of 211.57 placed it 6th.The violent crime severity index, which includes offences such as: homicide, assault, sexual assault, uttering threats, robbery, and firearms offences tells a similar story. Fort St. John’s violent crime severity index jumped nearly 64%, to 221.68. That score was 4th nationwide, ranking only behind North Battleford, Prince Albert, and Thompson, Manitoba. In 2015, there were 668 violent Criminal Code violations in the Energetic City, up from 579 in 2014. In contrast, Dawson Creek had a violent crime score of 173.4, Grande Prairie’s was 187.39, and Williams Lake ranked 7th at 206.9.last_img read more

Newcastle and West Ham to miss out as Bundesliga side push through deal

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach are hoping to beat Newcastle United and West Ham to the punch and tie up a deal for target Alassane Plea in the next 48 hours.The winger finished last season with 16 goals in Ligue 1 for Nice, while he also chipped in with five assists too. The 25-year-old’s performances attracted the interest of Newcastle and West Ham this summer, with both keen to snap him up.Borussia Monchengladbach have since joined the race for Plea, though, and – according to L’Equipe – are attempting to push the deal through quickly.The German club have agreed a fee with Nice of around £22m for the Frenchman and he is keen on the move.Now all that is left is a few finer details and it means Plea could be unveiled before the weekend. 1center_img Alassane Plea is wanted by several clubs in the summer transfer market. last_img read more


first_imgProtestors have returned to Letterkenny Tesco todayWORKERS with a Co Donegal company who face losing their jobs are picketing Tesco in Letterkenny again today.The employees of Rock Shopfitting Services in Muff are angry at losing a contract to a French company to carry out re-fits and merchandising at Irish branches of the British supermarket chain.Company MD Martin McCafferty said the workers were in Letterkenny again today to protest at the loss of 100 jobs – 50 of them in Co Donegal. “Local companies are losing out to foreign companies in the tender process,” he said.“We are so grateful for all the support we have received in Donegal and in Letterkenny.”Tesco has denied discriminating against the Muff company.It says the tender was awarded fairly and says Rock can tender for future work.   DONEGAL WORKERS PICKET TESCO LETTERKENNY AGAIN OVER JOB LOSSES was last modified: September 4th, 2013 by John2Share 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:letterkennymuffrockTesco boycottlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin President Gerry Adams  confirmed that Pearse Doherty’s legal team wrote to the Referendum Commission on Friday challenging the Commission’s assertion that the opportunity for a veto on the ESM was now gone. Sinn Féin firmly believes that this is not correct. A Judicial Review was lodged in the courts this morning and will be heard tonight.Deputy Adams said:“Sinn Féin has consistently challenged the Government’s claim that emergency funding will not be available if people vote no on Thursday. It is our firm view that this is not the case. Sinn Fein has also taken issue with the Referendum Commission’s interpretation of this matter.“Pearse Doherty’s legal team wrote to the referendum commission on Friday. The letter challenged the Commission’s assertion that the opportunity for a veto on the ESM was now gone. Sinn Féin firmly believes that this is not correct. “This is a matter of central importance to the referendum. We are looking for the Referendum Commission to acknowledge that the Government is legally at liberty to withhold ratification of the Article 136 amendment to the EU treaties.“Pearse Doherty’s legal team lodged a Judicial Review this morning and the matter will be heard shortly.”PEARSE DOHERTY LEGAL CASE COULD HALT REFERENDUM was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PEARSE DOHERTY LEGAL CASE COULD HALT REFERENDUMlast_img read more


first_imgMedical negligence lawyer Roger Murray from Callan Tansey solicitors:THE family of an 11-year-old Co Donegal girl who won a €1.25 interim settlement in an alleged medical negligence case has urged others: “Don’t be afraid to take on the system.”Jessica McHugh, from Ardara, is quadriplegic and has to use a wheelchair.Her mum Louise sued the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin on her daughter’s behalf for alleged negligence and breach of duty arising from personal injuries she suffered at the time of her birth on July 20,2002. The claims were denied.Yesterday the High Court awarded €1.25M for Jessica’s medical care over the next three years and the case will return to court at that stage.Roger Murray, a specialist medical negligence lawyer with Callan Tansey solicitors, issued a statement to Donegal Daily on behalf of the McHugh family.“The family feel vindicated by the outcome and are very pleased that the case is over,” said Mr Murray. “The substantial settlement means that Louise’s financial future is secure. The interim nature of the settlement means that the figure for care, Occupational Therapy and Computer and IT equipment is fixed only for three years and at that point we can seek further payments.“The family wish to pay tribute to the fantastic support they have received over the years from family and friends. Jessica’s younger siblings Iona,Kayla and Calvin also deserve special mention for the love and fun they provide to Jessica day in and day out.”Mr Murray added: “The family want the message to go out to other families who have unanswered questions about healthcare/treatment which they or their loved ones have received – they should not be afraid to seek advice and stand up for their right to straight answers.”Ms McHugh was admitted to the labour ward of the hospital at around 9pm on July 19, 2002.It was claimed there was a failure to properly or at all interpret a CTG trace and, at one stage, the CTG was stopped for 45 minutes and Ms McHugh was told to go for a walk. It was further claimed there was later a failure to to make a decision on the basis of an abnormal CTG to deliver by caesarean section and a failure to have the baby delivered at the earliest possible opportunity.Jessica, it was claimed, had to be resuscitated on birth and later had further seizures.The hospital said the CTG trace was interpreted in a reasonable manner and a decision to stop CTG monitoring to allow the mother to mobilise was also reasonable.The judge in the case said she would look at health care costs again in three years’ time. FAMILY IN €1.25M MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASE URGE: ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE ON THE SYSTEM’ was last modified: October 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ArdaraCallan Tansey SolicitorsdonegalFAMILY IN €1.25M MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASE URGE: ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE ON THE SYSTEM’Jessica McHughRoger Murraylast_img read more

Advice issued on contagious winter vomiting bug as temperatures drop

first_imgAs winter approaches, experts are beginning to issue advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell.The HSE says that norovirus, or the winter vomiting bug, can affect between 10,000 and 20,000 people per week in Ireland when the virus is at its peak.The bug, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, can also cause a raised temperature (over 38 degrees celsius), headaches, stomach cramps, and aching limbs. The contagious virus is nothing to worry about, the HSE says, and as there is no specific cure you just have to let it run its course, which should only last a couple of days.They advise that you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and practice good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.What to do if you catch the bug:To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of water.If you feel like eating, eat food that will be easy to digest such as soup, dry toast and bananas.If you have a fever, aches, or pains, take paracetamol.If you’re pregnant, don’t worry, the bug won’t affect your baby.Don’t go to the doctor as there is nothing the doctor can do to treat it and the bug is very contagious.If the symptoms last longer than a few days however, visit your GP.How to stop it spreading: The HSE says the virus is easily spread, especially through your hands. It can also be caught through contaminated food or drink, or by touching contaminated surfaces or objects. They advise that you:Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water.Do not share towels and flannels.Wash bedsheets/clothes/towels a sick person has used on a high heat.Disinfect any surfaces that an infected person has touched.Nick Phin, National Infection Service Deputy Director, PHE says that the very young, elderly, or and those with a weakened immune system can be most vulnerable to the bug.“Norovirus can be unpleasant and is easily passed on to those around you. Most people get over it within a day or two but, in the very young, elderly or those who have weakened immune systems, it can last longer and it is easy to get dehydrated, so it is important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent this.“It is transmitted by touching hands or surfaces that the virus has landed on. All surfaces should be thoroughly disinfected after any episode of illness.“Those who have diarrhoea and vomiting should not prepare food until 48 hours after symptoms have disappeared. We advise that they should avoid visiting GP surgeries, care homes and hospitals if they have symptoms.” For more on norovirus, follow this link: parents and guardians, more details can be found on how bugs affect kids by following this link: issued on contagious winter vomiting bug as temperatures drop was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AdvicebugdiarrhoeaHSEsicktreatmentvomitingwhat to dolast_img read more

South Africans urged to take a walk

first_img5 October 2015South Africans were reminded to take the first step towards an active lifestyle by walking around their neighbourhoods by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who launched World Walking Month and National Recreation Day on 2 October.Thousands of South Africans participated in the annual Big Walk yesterday, a recreational event held by Mbalula’s department. It said the Big Walk was conceived as a result of increased obesity and lifestyle diseases. The main aim of the walk and National Recreation Day was to encourage South Africans to embrace recreation and a healthy lifestyle.The initiative coincides with October Transport Month, an annual national programme that promotes eco-mobility and the use of public transport over private cars.Watch Mbalula speak about the importance of recreational activities:National Recreation Day events took place around the country:Halaala KZN…totally loving what you are up to today in honoring NATIONAL RECREATION DAY #Ichoose2BActive RT— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) Octobe r 2, 2015The fun happening at Tshwane Events centre today: Sack race at the Kiddies corner…#Ichoose2BActive— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) Octobe r 2, 2015The Big WalkThe Big Walk was held at the Tshwane Events Centre at Fountains Valley Resort and included various types of races and sports events.The Association for International Sport for All (Tafisa) was behind the walking month, explained the department, which is an affiliate member of the association.Huge growth has been recorded for the walk, which was first held in 2012. That year, 3 800 people took part; this year, there were more than 15 000 participants. It included 5km, 10km and 15km routes through the resort and the Voortrekker Monument.The EcoMobility World Festival“Walking is cool. Cycling is cool. Let us make it possible to stay healthy. If you walk or cycle you can reduce your weight, and reduce the chances of getting diseases,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on 4 October when she officially launched the EcoMobility World Festival Sandton, Johannesburg.The festival, running throughout October, is aimed at encouraging residents to park their cars and make use of public transport, walk or cycle in Sandton, the city’s economic hub. It will mitigate traffic congestion that affects business and economy and address environmental concerns caused by carbon.Peters said South Africa had a national climate change response strategy.“We are committed to sustainable development. We are committed to ensure that we build cities of tomorrow, by making sure that we can move with the new technology. We also want to make sure that this technology will create jobs for our people.”Gauteng Premier David Makhura envisaged the success of the festival, saying he would love to see it being developed into a lifestyle after October ended.He echoed the minister’s call for people to use public transport. “It is cool to use public transport. Public transport promotes social cohesion and it protects our environment,” he said.Watch Makhura explain the effects of the eco-mobility festival:Yeom Tae-Young, the mayor of the Korean city of Suwon, was among the international guests who attended the official opening. His city was the first to host the festival in 2014. He said eco-mobility was good in that it promoted social change and integration.Source: and South reporterlast_img read more