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first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? The Asia League has two tournaments, the Super 8 in July and the Terrific 12 in September but Beyer sees more chance for growth for the Super 8 since the month of July coincides with the offseason of many of the Asian associations.“This could be the biggest offseason party for the teams. There will be concerts, a roster of foreign players, tons of media, the games will be broadcast over 30 platforms.”Beyer, however, won’t just send out invitations left and right. He wants to ensure that there will be a competitive balance and would target the teams who are in the upper echelon of its respective leagues.His method of inviting teams to play for the Asia League takes a similar cue to the one UEFA imposes for the Champions League where only the top teams from each domestic leagues—in the case of England, Germany, and Spain the top four are selected for the 2018-2019 tournament.Beyer added that in the event that the Super 8 expands to 32 teams, the teams will play in a double round-robin group stage featuring home and away games.ADVERTISEMENT But it’s not only domestic leagues, with the ASEAN Basketball League breaking ground in 2009 and becoming a platform for the Southeast Asian region to bolster ties through basketball.Then in 2017, the Asia League was born to give a venue for professional teams across Asia to face against each other in a high-level competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’CEO Matt Beyer has bold hopes for his brainchild. He wants the Asia League Super 8 to become the Asian basketball equivalent of the UEFA Champions League in European football.“Absolutely, the ideal situation for the Summer League is to expand to 32 teams in three years and that it becomes the offseason basketball forum,” said Beyer during a conversation with the media Friday at Studio City here in Macau. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Asia League CEO Matt Beyer talks to the media during a break in the week-long Super 8 tournament in Macau.MACAU—There’s no doubt that the sport of basketball has been growing exponentially in Asia for the past decade.Most of the countries in the continent now have professional basketball leagues with the PBA, the oldest pay for play league in Asia being one of the premier associations along with China’s CBA.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Macau, whose government formed a partnership with Asia League, would then become the ground for the knockout semifinal and championship rounds.“We want to see it mature as we go along, it requires a deep partnership with Fiba and the associations like the PBA,” said Beyer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lady Bulldogs withdraw from PVL View commentslast_img read more

15 01 20

first_imgBBC mentioned last week that Ebola response is lethally inadequate. A surge in the Ebola epidemic is expected in the months ahead. In the words of Seema Yasmin, a Professor of Public Health, University of Texas, USA, Ebola Virus Disease is worst than all other outbreak combined. Ebola is grave and is considered an increasing threat to humanity.Messengers of Peace (MOP) –Liberia recognizes the concerns among Public Health Community that given the inadequacy of our health care system, particularly clinical care, inadequate health care workers and lack of confidence in the health system, Liberia does not stand a fighting chance.  We also recognize that there are simply not enough resources to contain this disease. The Ebola epidemic, according to Dr. William Schaeffer, of CDC, is overwhelming and would require a rethinking of our current strategy.As young people we need to recognize that this is a serious threat to our social and economic development and one that calls for a comprehensive plan before it is too late.We need all hands on deck and we need to review interventions that are working against those that are not. Fencing people behind barbed wire and roadblocks at this phase of the epidemic is not working. The outbreak of the EVD will not end until there is peace and calm in the country. We should at this point avoid the use of heavy weapons and enforced quarantines to control the spread of Ebola in Liberia.Given the exponential growth of EVD in Liberia, we need leadership and calm to urgently address the situation.  Government must commit to improved health care facilities across the country and reopen schools to ensure continuous education of the populace. Payment of salaries for health workers and should teachers should be addressedThe continuous education of the population to recognize Ebola and take action is still very critical. There is an urgent need for geographical mapping of our country for adequate contact tracing, reporting and early diagnosis and treatment.Community groups should be compensated for their involvement, according to Dr. Joel, G. Breman, “Large amount of money in small denomination can do a lot of good” Community groups and youth based organizations must commit to addressing issues of stigma and discrimination, hiding of sick persons in the community and conducting burials for people who die of EVD.The media would have to devote substantial time to daily programmes to calm the populace.Young people must commit to following basic precautionary measures; our first priority being to help stop the panic created by quarantine of affected communities through involvement in education outreach programmes to dispel rumors, allay fears and build trust essential in preventive and control measures. Young people should be mobilized to work as volunteers to deal with the disease.In the scheme of things, care of self is vital. It is important that we do not touch infected persons and we should avoid contact with people that died of Ebola. We should cultivate the habit of using hand sanitizers, chlorinated water and soap to wash our hands all the time. Unusual tactics in inventive thing will be needed to fight this disease.We acknowledge with thanks and gratitude the various roles played by International communities like UNMIL, UN Agencies, AU and most recently by the American and British Governments plans to set up field hospitals and deliver much needed medical and other supplies.In the fight against Ebola, the most important thing is not when, or even why or how you become involved- it’s only that you do get involved. “Liberians are not going to be saved by internationals coming in” said Dr. Bruce Aylward (An Author). He went on to say,” They’re going to be saved by Liberians”.Until next week, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgA man is now dead and his son hospitalised after a kerosene lamp exploded in their Warren Village, East Coast Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Dead is Deodat (only name), called ‘Ziggy”, age 58, while his 16-year-old son, Mark Deodat, is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital suffering third degree burns.According to reports, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening. Deodat was being treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital for his injuries but died on Thursday evening.Guyana Times understands that the lamp was alight when Deodat attempted to refuel it. It the process it exploded, showering the man and his son, who was in close proximity, in the flammable liquid which ignited.Neighbours heard screams and saw fire in the house at about 20:00h on Tuesday. The cane harvester’s wife quickly summoned her 21-year-old son; Mark Deodat, who was out of the house and he reportedly gathered clothes and used it to extinguish the flames from his father and then his brother.Neighbours assisted by throwing water on Deodat while his son jumped into a barrel containing water which was situated nearby.The 16-year-old received burns to his upper body while his elder brother received minor burns in his attempt to save his father and younger brother.The house was extensively damaged from the explosion.last_img read more

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first_img1 Ozan Tufal scored Turkey’s second goal Northern Ireland have qualified for the last 16 of Euro 2016 after Turkey beat Czech Republic in Lens.Turkey needed to win by four goals to guarantee themselves one of the four best third-place finishes and Burak Yilmaz got an early goal towards that target.Ozan Tufal doubled the lead in the second half to seal third in Group D but they face a nervous wait as Groups E and F conclude on Wednesday.They will need one of third-placed teams in either of those two groups to finish with a record worse than three points and a minus two goal difference.Czech Republic got on the front foot immediately, winning an early corner, and retained possession well in the opening exchanges.However, it was Turkey who broke the dead lock in the 10th minute as Barcelona’s Arda Turan fed Emre Mor on the right before Borussia Dortmund’s new signing pulled the ball back for Yilmaz to hit home at the near post.The Czech’s tried to hit back and nearly did six minutes later but Tomas Sivok’s back post header rebounded against the post before being cleared by Turkey.The goal was the only touch Turkey had managed in the Czech penalty area by the half-hour mark as the game descended into a number of niggly fouls preventing the flow of play.After the break it was more of the same as the game continued to have a scrappy feel to it, but Mor had a good chance when he ran at the Czech defence and fired the ball just over Petr Cech’s crossbar.And immediately down the other end Vladimir Darida had an opportunity to level the scores but his low, right-footed drive was held well by Volkan Babacan.Turkey’s second goal came after 65 minutes when a Turan free kick landed at the feet of Mehmet Topal who, with his back to goal, layed the ball back to Tufal who in turn lashed the ball into the roof of the net.The second goal sent Turkey above Albania in the third place table meaning they are relying on one of Group E and F providing a third-placed team with a worse record.last_img read more

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first_imgShane was a member of the Donegal HarriersTHE twin sister of tragic car accident victim Shane Brolly has told of a brother who lived life to the full – and loved the great Donegal outdoors.Emma Brolly, 18, suffered a broken arm in the car crash on the Glenfin Road in Ballybofey in the early hours of Monday morning.Emma told Donegal Daily that her family wanted to tell people of Shane’s interests, and in particular his love of horse-riding. “Shane loved horse riding and would often attend hunts,” said Emma today.“He was a member of the Donegal Harriers and he was a fantastic jockey,” she said, giving us this picture showing Shane doing what he did best, out and about on horseback.“Shane was also a part of the vintage tractor club and he loved going in tractor runs with his friends in dad’s tractor.“He just loved to be kept busy,” said Emma, who is pictured below with Shane. The road where the accident happened has re-opened.Gardai have appealed for witnesses to the incident to come forward and contact officers at Ballybofey station.Emma and Shane pictured togetherACCIDENT VICTIM’S TWIN SISTER TELLS OF A BROTHER WHO LOVED LIFE was last modified: June 26th, 2013 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:ACCIDENT VICTIM’S TWIN SISTER TELLS OF A BROTHER WHO LOVED LIFElast_img read more

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first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: Kilmarnock won the Scottish Communities League Cup for the first time in their history today.It was a hugely disappointing day for the Hoops fans who travelled to Hampden including a large Donegal contingent.It just wasn’t Celticis day. Celtic’s Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Scott Brown and Killie’s Dean Shiels and Paul Heffernan all had efforts saved in a frenetic first half.Killie keeper Cammy Bell was the man of the match pulling off incredible save after incredible save.Bell denied Stokes and Victor Wanyama after the break.Dieter van Tornhout headed Kilmarnock ahead six minutes from the end and Celtic could not find a leveller, with Stokes booked for diving when most fans thought it should have been a penalty. Having lost in the final of this competition on six previous occasions, Killie were also trying to win their first trophy since 1997’s Scottish Cup triumph.“You have to believe to achieve and we worked hard on getting the boys to believe,” Killie manager Kenny Shiels told BBC Scotland after the 1-0 win over Celtic at Hampden.“Celtic are a young team and there is always that strain on them to succeed, so we talked up their Treble chances.“I knew it would be difficult for them if we kept the ball because Celtic were the team under pressure.”Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell several fine saves and substitute Dieter Van Tornhout, celebrating his birthday, won it for the underdogs with a header on 84 minutes. “Celtic are a fantastic team and they will go on to to be very successful,” added Shiels.“But they were gone in the last 10 minutes.”Neil Lennon complained about the penalty claim, but said his hurt at losing was put into perspective by a suspected heart attack suffered by Killie’ player Liam Kelly’s dad at the game.“My sympathies go to [Liam] and his family,” added Lennon. “All my thoughts go with the family. “It makes my pain pale into insignificance to what he’s feeling.”Congratulations to Kilmarnock.THE HOOPS REPORT: KILMARNOCK BEAT CELTIC IN LEAGUE CUP FINAL was last modified: March 18th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: KILMARNOCK BEAT CELTIC IN LEAGUE CUP FINALlast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s ‘do or die’ for Shay Given and the rest of the Irish team this evening as they battle to stay in Euro 2012.Nothing less than a draw will keep Ireland’s dream alive.Tens of thousands of Irish fans have travelled to Gdanzk for the crucial game against Spain. And Lifford man Given knows he will have to be on top form to keep out one of the best teams in the world.Shay said “We know they have quality but we are more than capable of getting a result. We must go into the game in a positive frame of mind and simply go for it.“The fans have been terrific and we owe them a good performance. Hopefully that will come in this game,” he said.    IT’S ‘DO OR DIE’ FOR SHAY AND IRELAND was last modified: June 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:euro 2012IrelandShay Givenspainlast_img read more

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first_imgFulham head to Goodison Park this weekend hoping to avenge their defeat against Everton earlier in the season. But history is not on their side. See how much you know about that history between the two clubs by answering these five questions…[wp-simple-survey-12]Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I was pleased to see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released results of its latest National Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation national survey. Conducted every five years in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the results show that fishing participation is up nearly 20% over the last 10 years. Anglers also increased their overall spending to participate in the sport by 2.4% during the past five years.Overall, fishing participation increased 8.2% for individuals 16 to 65 years of age over the last five years. That’s the highest level of participation since 1991. Revenue from equipment purchases and fishing trip expenditures also increased from $45 billion to $46.1 billion in the last five years.That’s encouraging, in light of hunter participation being down. The older I get the more grateful I am that I have fishing and hunting to continue to enjoy, while my peers who engaged in other sports — with the possible exception of golf (!) — are forced off their respective playing fields. That said, I may not be climbing into treestands 20 years from now, but you can bet I’ll be drowning worms off a bank somewhere as long as I can sit upright in a chair.Roosters releasedMeanwhile, I hope to continue bagging my share of some 15,000 ring-necked pheasant roosters raised by the Ohio Division of Wildlife annually at their facility in Urbana. As usual, the birds will be released at 29 public hunting areas across the state late this month and into November as part of a seasonal effort by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to increase hunting opportunities for the once-abundant gamebird. The releases take place after legal shooting hours on Oct. 20 and 27 for the two-weekend small game hunting season that is open for youth hunters on Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. Additional releases will be conducted on select dates in November for the statewide small game hunting season. For all pheasant release dates and locations visit wildohio.gov.last_img read more