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Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat

first_imgEchauz-led sailors conquer China Cup It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “It is what it is and now we just have to deal with San Sebastian,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, whose team swept the Stags in the elimination round. “We have to match their energy and limit everyone.” —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Unable to bag the top seeding at the end of the elimination round for the first time in 12 years, the Red Lions fight for the right to face unbeaten Lyceum in the best-of-three finals starting Friday.Standing in their way are the Stags who won a couple of knockout games in the stepladder semifinals to set up the duel with the Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lions’ 16-2 record at the end of the elimination round would have been enough to seal top seeding last season, but with the emergence of the Pirates, the defending champions also lost their twice-to-beat edge in the semifinals.Both San Beda losses came against Lyceum, including a 105-107 overtime defeat that completed an 18-0 elimination round sweep for the Pirates last Oct. 19. Reigning champion San Beda hopes to come out sharp after a long break as it disputes the second finals berth against a streaking San Sebastian squad on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Aspirant Samah Funds Repair of Broken Culvert in Mont. District 12

first_imgFriends of George S. Samah at work on Chicken Soup Factory project funded by aspirant Dr. SamahSince deeds are among the yardsticks to determine who is elected to the House of Representatives in the October 10 elections, residents of Montserrado County District #12, say Dr. George B. Samah is their man for the job.Residents say the incumbent, Rep. Prof. Richmond S. Anderson, will have difficulty maintaining his grip because “Dr. Samah has proven that he is talk and do.”Dr. Samah is referred to as ‘Talk and Do’ because residents say he fulfills his promises. “Take for example the current project we are working on which is the road towards Chicken Soup Factory. A culvert on the road broke and vehicles were unable to go into the community,” said Derrick Buway, a longtime resident.“Our road was impassable and therefore we set up a committee to get aspirants to help us get the broken culvert back in place so that cars can travel to our community.“We got to Dr. Samah who accepted our invitation and through the Friends of Dr. Samah for District 12, he came along to see the broken culvert and decided to fix it. That is why we are working on the project today,” Buway said.Excited workers at the project last SaturdayFriends of Dr. Samah for District #12 chairman D. Findesco Lama told the Daily Observer last Saturday that he had about 60 volunteers, both men and women. along with an engineer who are working to restore the broken culvert.Lama said the Chicken Soup Factory project is among several that Dr. Samah has decided to fund to ease the suffering of Liberians.“Dr. Samah also funded a broken bridge on Victory Island in District #2 in JJY,” Lama noted. As the young men and women worked together, digging out sand and making clearings to remove debris in the broken culvert, others chanted Dr. Samah’s praises. Dr. Samah with a large body of supporters had earlier arrived on the scene to inspect the project.Meanwhile, across from the work area were posters of several aspiring candidates of the district. They included those of Prof. Paye S. Gbelayan of People’s Unification Party (PUP) and Madam Baindu C. N. Taylor, whose vision includes education, health care, sanitation, gender empowerment and total development.Madam Taylor’s posters proclaim her motto: ‘A change has come.’The others are Rev. Mother Tenial Watta Duo, whose motto declares: ‘Together change is possible,’ and Prof. Richmond S. Anderson, whose motto refers to him as: ‘The developmental man: together we can do better.”Among a large number of aspirants, many who gathered for the reconstruction of the culvert place Dr. Samah ahead of Duo and Anderson because they say “He can fulfill what he promises to do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Delgadillo: Hospital stalling probe

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Wednesday that officials at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital have refused to turn over records and cooperate in the city’s investigation into recent allegations that a paraplegic patient was dumped on Skid Row. Delgadillo said his office obtained medical-release forms from the patient, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, and that the hospital has refused to provide the records to the city. “In what I can only conclude is an attempt to impede our investigation, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, through its lawyers, has refused to provide my prosecutors with the records,” Delgadillo said. “The hospital’s excuse, as we understand it, has been to question the authenticity of the victim’s signature. If the hospital is truly interested in getting to the bottom of what happened here, … they will stop this stonewalling.” Hospital spokesman Dan Springer said he was surprised by Delgadillo’s statement. “We had been meeting with the City Attorney’s Office and thought we had an agreement worked out, and then they issued this press release,” Springer said. The case came to light last week after witnesses said they saw a Hollywood Presbyterian van drop off a paraplegic in Skid Row, without a wheelchair and a broken colostomy bag. (213) 978-0390last_img read more

‘Not a done deal’ – Qatar wary over 48-team World Cup

first_img“There’s a feasibility study on the countries that could possibly host. So together with FIFA we’re looking into those possibilities,” Khater said in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.“So that’s where we are now. It’s still open as an idea but it’s not a done deal for it to be a 48-team World Cup.”Although Qatar has said it is open to expanding, Khater was at pains to underline that “the status quo is that it’s still a 32-team World Cup, everything after that is an assessment”.After winning the right to host a 32-team World Cup in 2010, in a bidding process mired in bribery allegations, the Qataris are coming under sustained pressure to switch to 48.Oman and Kuwait are being studied as possible co-hosts as Qatar remains under a diplomatic and transport blockade from other Gulf neighbours, who accuse it of supporting terrorism — a charge Doha denies.Khater said there was no chance of UAE — who have signalled they would like to hold games — or fellow blockaders Saudi Arabia co-hosting the World Cup, given the current impasse.“Under the current environment I don’t think it’s a possibility,” he said, adding that studies were underway about the feasibility of Oman and Kuwait hosting games.“We’ve got to take into consideration the capabilities as they stand today but also what could be done over the next three years,” he said.Despite the tight timeline, Infantino has made clear he wants 48 teams in 2022 and he unsubtly hammered home the message in his address to the Asian congress.The Swiss-Italian FIFA president, who may put the matter to the world body’s congress in June, said 90 percent of football associations support the move.“Sharing the games with a few of the neighbouring countries is of course an option as well to make it a true World Cup for the world and for the whole Gulf region,” he said.“Something to discuss, something to think about, something that we are working on together with Qatar and together with all of you.“And of course it’s going to be a nice achievement if the first World Cup of 48 teams would be played in Asia.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, stressing he wants 48 teams in 2022 © AFP / SADIQ ASYRAFKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 7 – Qatar stressed that the 2022 World Cup remains at 32 teams as FIFA chief Gianni Infantino piled on pressure to expand the tournament to 48 and share it with other Gulf countries.Speaking to AFP at the Asian Football Confederation Congress, head organiser Nasser Al-Khater said Qatar was still planning for 32 and that studies about adding another 16 teams were just an “assessment”.last_img read more

Manchester United’s ‘biggest talent in many years’ not on the move, according to player’s agent

first_imgAdnan Januzaj’s agent has rubbished reports linking the Belgian with a move away from Old Trafford, despite an underwhelming season spent predominantly on the substitutes bench.The 20-year-old burst onto the scene under David Moyes in the 2013/2014 season but made just 21 appearances last campaign for Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils.Januzaj’s bit-part role triggered rumours about his long-term future, but agent Dirk de Vriese has dismissed suggestions he could be heading for the exit.“This is total nonsense,” he told Sportwitness. “Adnan is feeling good at Manchester United and they don’t want him to leave the club.“He is considered still as their biggest talent since many years.“There was a lot of top teams asking to buy him and a lot of sub-top teams to loan him but he will stay at Manchester United to become a legend in the club.” 1 Adnan Januzaj last_img read more

Robin van Persie to Barcelona reports: Fenerbahce boss cools transfer talk

first_imgFenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira has played down speculation linking striker Robin van Persie with a move to Barcelona.Van Persie only joined the Turkish side in the summer from Manchester United in a £3.8million deal.But he has not had the best of his starts to his Fenerbahce career and is reportedly wanted by Barca as a back-up to Lionel Messi.However, Pereira insists he has no knowlege of any interest from the Spanish giants in the 32-year-old and wants him to remain as part of his squad.“I have no problem with Van Persie,” Pereira told the official Fenerbahce website.“I have no information about a transfer. I am pleased with him.” Robin van Persie 1last_img


first_imgAnd they’re off! Runners in the Hornhead Challenge.More than 100 people took part in the annual Runegal In Donegal ( The Hornhead Challenge) today in Dunfanaghy organised by St. Michael’s GAA Club.The winners of the men’s race. Pic by Moses Alcorn.The club would like to thank Boyce’s Centra and Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy for their support and all who turned out on the day.The results were Men 1st Seam Murphy 36.42, 2nd David Rainey 37.41, 3rd Shaun Stewart 38.28. All smiles at the Hornhead Challenge. Pic by Moses Alcorn.Women 1st Diane Watson City of Lisburn 44.44, 2nd Anegla O’Neill Feen Harriers 47.57, 3rd Helen Carr Raheney Shamrock 49.37.Junior 1st Max Roarty 52.59, 2nd Fran 57.23, 3rd Euan Wilson 102.14.1st Local Shaun Stewart 38.28.Grinding it out in the Hornhead Challenge. Pic by Moses Alcorn  MORE THAN 100 COMPETE IN RUNEGAL IN DONEGAL (HORNHEAD CHALLENGE) was last modified: July 12th, 2014 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:donegalDunfanaghyHornhead Challengelast_img read more

MIT Launches Phone-Enabled Work Site for Haiti

first_imgIn time for the one-year anniversary of the destructive Haiti earthquake, a group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MediaLab have rolled out Konbit, an expansive work database for those effected by the devastation, usable by those with computers and without, by those literate and illiterate. Aaron Zinman, a grad student who, along with Greg Elliott, developed the site, explained the opportunity. “Normally (non-governmental organizations) organizations import foreign labor into Haiti due to the difficulty of finding local talent — a problem we are trying to combat.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Real World#web Related Posts The Chicken and the EggKonbit spent a good portion of last year approaching NGOs with the help of consultant Angela Dean at D&A Development Solutions. “We spoke to the UN Development Program, Clinton Foundation, Partners-In-Health, Peace Dividend Trust, at the State Department, and more. Everyone was the same–they thought the project sounded great and to let them know when it was deployed. We wanted more concrete feedback on how to cater the system to their interests, but they were so overloaded already and they didn’t know if this was pure vaporware considering the timing. So we discovered the answer to the chicken & egg is egg.” Now, after beta-testing the system in Miami, the egg has hatched in Haiti. To hear some of the phoned-in audio resumes, click here and select Haitian Creole as the language. If you speak it, here’s where you can also contribute to the translation effort.The project is open source and the code is available on Konbit’s Bitbucket page. The hope is that this process can be rolled out to each new crisis requiring in-country labor. First, however, the chick will have to grow into a hen and lay eggs of its own. To facilitate that, the Konbit folks intend to approach the NGOs who were skeptical the first time out again in January. If the NGOs see the power of the system, it may wind up materially adding to the list of things a competent NGO can do when they’ve got the people they’re supposed to be serving helping them do so. A Resume for the Developing WorldHere’s how it works. A displaced, unemployed Haitian calls the toll-free number (courtesy of Digicel): 5656 in Haiti, or +509 37031042 from abroadCreole (Haitian French) speakers, in Haiti and abroad, call in and translate those messages into English and other languagesNGOs search the database for local laborers who can fill their open positionsThose phoning in are prompted to tell stories that illustrate their experiences. The prompts have been recorded by Haitian radio personality Bob Lemoine and the tool is being advertised with PSAs on Haitian radio, said Zinman. “We have structured the interaction to help people tell what we think are relevant stories from their life that translate into employable skills. We first start by asking the basics–name, gender, education level (to proxy for literacy), can you work at night, and are you physically strong and healthy. Then we ask about their experiences with a wide range of skills. We frame the skill questions with examples to cue them and disambiguate. We ask about first-aid, construction, languages, child care, laundry, sewing, cleaning, repair, and transportation.”For those approaching the site, either as a job seeker, translator or NGO, it is simple and straightforward, as well as graphically arresting. For the NGOs, it helps them minimize labor costs, also a benefit for donors. For those effected by a crisis, not only does it help the NGO serving them to become more efficient, but it gives them extra access to the means to keep themselves and their family safe and fed, work. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

NIH Officials Accused of Improperly Influencing Investigation of Premature Infant Study

first_imgA new controversy has erupted over a federally funded study involving premature infants that drew ethical concerns last year. A public interest group accuses the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of intervening in the drafting of a letter about the study from a research ethics watchdog office within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The group, Public Citizen, and a member of Congress are calling for an investigation by the HHS inspector general.“NIH, despite having obvious substantial conflicts of interest, was allowed to interfere and improperly influence OHRP’s [the Office for Human Research Protections’] investigation of the SUPPORT study. Most troubling, it appears that numerous officials at the very highest levels of HHS were aware of this interference,” writes Representative Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) in a letter today to the HHS inspector general.The $20 million, 23-hospital study known as SUPPORT (Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial) ran from 2005 to 2009 and examined what oxygen levels premature infants should receive. In March 2013, OHRP sent a letter to the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), the study leader, imposing sanctions because informed consent documents did not adequately inform parents of the 1316 babies in the study of risks. Those risks included that infants receiving the highest oxygen levels might be at elevated risk for blindness, and those treated with the lowest levels could be at risk of death or developmental delays. 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NIH Director Francis Collins and other agency officials wrote a commentary published online on 5 June in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) defending the study’s design as ethical and arguing that some OHRP opinions should be vetted by outside experts. On the same day, several dozen bioethicists and researchers backed NIH’s position, arguing that because the oxygen levels were within the accepted standard of care there was no requirement to inform parents of risks. In a second letter to UAB dated 4 June, OHRP put on hold its actions against UAB. It then invited public comments and held a hearing in August to discuss the issues.Writing to the HHS inspector general today, Public Citizen and several bioethicists charge that NIH officials were involved in drafting the second letter from OHRP. The letter quotes from about 400 pages of e-mails and documents the group obtained. The e-mails were exchanged from April to June 2013 by NIH and HHS officials, including HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh as well as OHRP Director Jerry Menikoff. In the e-mails, Collins and other NIH officials discuss revisions to the letter and plans to coordinate its release with the NEJM commentary. It is difficult to discern from the heavily redacted documents exactly what wording was changed, but NIH officials express approval of the changes.In a statement, an HHS representative did not directly address the charges of interference but stated that “OHRP regularly works with entities such as NIH, IRBs [institutional review boards] and others to ensure the protection of human subjects in research.” OHRP is still reviewing the comments about the SUPPORT study and drafting “guidance,” the representative said.As Public Citizen notes in its letter, OHRP came into being 14 years ago when a similar office was moved out of NIH to avoid conflicts of interest involving NIH. DeLauro’s letter suggests that the HHS inspector general examine “whether OHRP needs to be relocated, and if so where.”last_img read more