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Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors

first_imgIn France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NEW YORK — Women’s basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative.Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img “I can walk and am pain free. But I’m not strong enough yet,” he said. “You don’t know how weak your legs are until the therapist pushes you.”NEARLY PERFECT OFFENSE: Villanova lit up the scoreboard in the third quarter against Georgetown on Friday. The Wildcats scored 39 points, going 17 for 18 from the field. Kelly Joket made all seven of her shots, and Mary Gedaka was 5 for 5. The team scored on all 17 possessions it had in the quarter and won the game 91-43.ROUGH WEEK TO BE RANKED: A dozen of the Top 25 teams lost games this week, including No. 2 Louisville, No. 5 Mississippi State and No. 8 Marquette. The Lady Bulldogs and Golden Eagles fell to unranked teams in Missouri and St. John’s.SNAPPED: Illinois State ended a 13-game winning streak for Missouri State on Friday. The Lady Bears had won 17 consecutive Missouri Valley Conference games (371 days) and 13 straight home league games (404 days). MOST READ LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Aggies coach Gary Blair had a jersey with the name of ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe on the back for the team’s game Thursday against LSU. Rowe, who fought desmoplastic melanoma, a skin cancer, was the first to interview Blair on the court in Indianapolis after A&M won the NCAA championship in 2011.“Coach Blair and I have shared some special moments, like when his team won the national championship and he did the ‘Dougie Dance,’” Rowe said in an email to The Associated Press. “He has done so much for women’s basketball. When I heard he was honoring me as a survivor, of course I cried. I haven’t really processed yet that I am a survivor because I feel like I am still fighting. But maybe that is what surviving is, thriving, living and loving through the worst of cancer. Coach Blair honoring me does make me feel strong. I will work hard to keep making him proud and help, honor and uplift survivors everywhere.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe game had special meaning for Texas A&M assistant coach Bob Starkey. His wife, Sherie, is a breast cancer survivor. He and his wife donated $1,000 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in honor of the 1,000 students who came to the game Thursday.Iowa also had its players don special jerseys for its game Sunday against Maryland. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “We always talk about as a team, even before the season starts, that we’re playing for the name on the front of our jerseys. But it’s really special that we get to put the name on the back of our jerseys, someone in our life that’s been affected by cancer,” Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle said. “It’s a really powerful feeling. I’ve got my grandma on the back, and I never got to meet her, but I know that she’s watching and that she’s really proud. It’s really special.”All the games across the country are inspired by former N.C. State coach Kay Yow, who died 10 years ago after a 22-year fight against breast cancer.FEELING BETTER: DePaul coach Doug Bruno is counting his blessings every day. It’s been nine weeks since he had spinal fusion surgery and he’s still on the mend.“I was afraid I wouldn’t walk or coach again,” Bruno said after his team beat St. John’s on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. “Thank God it went well and it released the pressure on my spine.”Bruno started rehab three weeks ago and his legs are getting stronger.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics

first_img“The state of Philippine boxing now is getting better and better because we just won the gold in the women’s world championship and silver in men’s so it’s continuing to rise,” said Velasco in Filipino Wednesday during a sendoff for the country’s 1,115 athletes at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.“We might win a medal in the Olympics.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceVelasco remains the last Filipino boxer to medal in the Olympics but he is confident the drought will end soon after Nesthy Petecio’s gold in the women’s and Eumir Felix Marcial’s silver in the men’s world championships.Velasco is also upbeat heading into the Filipino pugs’ SEA Games campaign. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Rockets trip Clippers as Harden explodes for 47 points Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ ADVERTISEMENT “I’m happy because the SEA Games is going to be held here and it’s going to favor our athletes because fighting in front of your hometown crowd gives you more strength.”Boxing competitions in the SEA Games begin on Dec. 3 at the PICC in Pasay City. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Former Olympian boxer Onyok Velasco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–After the Philippines’ gold and silver medals in the women’s and men’s world boxing championships this year, Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco won’t be surprised if the country returns to the Olympic podium in boxing in Tokyo.Velasco, who was robbed of a golden performance in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, is liking the direction Philippine boxing is heading.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Tiger Woods ready for long-awaited comeback

first_imgTiger Woods picked up a headache after forgetting his sunglasses in his final practice round on Wednesday but otherwise declared himself good to go as he prepared to bring an end to a 16-month absence from tournament golf.On the eve of the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas, the 40-year-old said he would be “focused” and “ready” for the first round of the exclusive 18-man event at the Albany course on the island of New Providence.”I felt good with pretty much everything,” the 14-times major winner said. “I was able to hit all the shots I needed to hit. The wind was definitely pumping today. (Woods still dreams of eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ major record)”I did a little bit of work for probably 12 holes or so. After that we were jawing pretty good.”Woods, who hosts the tournament to the benefit of his charitable foundation, did make one rookie error.”I probably did a dumb move in not playing in sunglasses… and I’m starting to get a pretty good headache from squinting so much,” he said.”Live and learn and tomorrow I’ll have them on.”Woods is making his comeback this week after aborting his scheduled return in October because he thought his game was not ready for the highest level.He has not competed since finishing 10th at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Aug. 2015, after which he had two operations on his back.Now healthy again, the big question is how long it will take him to dust off the metaphorical cobwebs and regain his old sharpness.advertisementMost do not expect much this week at least, with Woods on one betting site listed a 33/1 long shot to win, making him the equal rank outsider in the small field.For many observers, though, this week is not about winning as much as getting an inkling as to whether Woods has it in him to regain the magic that captivated the sports world for the best part of two decades.”It’s going to take a little time,” said Jordan Spieth, the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2013, the last year that Woods won on tour.”I just hope that everyone gives him time to fall into a rhythm and just get enough tournaments where he can kind of build up.”last_img read more

WATCH: Neymar & Coutinho team up for foot tennis

first_imgVideos VIDEO: Neymar & Coutinho v Dani Alves & Gabriel Jesus: Ultimate Brazil foot tennis Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 02:24 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dani Alves Neymar Brazil Getty Videos Neymar Philippe Coutinho PSG Manchester City Liverpool Ligue 1 Premier League Star turns from Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Manchester City have been showcasing their skills while away on international duty Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Dani Alves and Gabriel Jesus have taken in a spot of foot tennis while away on international duty with Brazil.Star turns from Ligue 1 and the Premier League decided to take a break from training to showcase their skills on a Teqball table.Brazilian legend Ronaldinho helped to launch the sport back in 2016, with his fellow countrymen clearly fans. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With squad pride on the line as the current Selecao squad bring the curtain down on their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar teamed up with Liverpool playmaker Coutinho to battle with club colleague Alves and Manchester City striker Jesus.Es viernes y @DaniAlvesD2, @gabrieljesus33, @neymarjr y @Phil_Coutinho saben cómo pasarlo bien. #FridayFeeling— FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) October 6, 2017On this occasion, Coutinho let his side down as he conceded a point by dropping a shot beyond the edge of the table.All four men on show, though, will be hoping to make a telling contribution on Wednesday when Brazil take on Chile.Brazil 3/4 v ChileTite’s side are already assured of their place at next summer’s showpiece in Russia, as they are to progress as table-toppers in the CONMEBOL section.last_img read more

Report: Barca 5 Murica 0 (8-0 agg)

first_imgBarcelona 5 Real Murcia 0 (8-0 agg): Hosts net four in stunning second-half showing Ryan Benson 04:26 11/30/17 vidal-cropped Getty Images Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey after an emphatic 5-0 win over Real Murcia on Wednesday. Aleix Vidal played a starring role as Barcelona thrashed Real Murcia 5-0 on Wednesday thanks to a brilliant second-half display to secure an 8-0 aggregate win in the Copa del Rey.Barca are hoping to win the competition for a fourth year in succession and had little difficulty seeing off Murcia, with Vidal – very much a fringe player at the club – catching the eye as Ernesto Valverde’s men booked their place in the last 16.Paco Alcacer scored the opening goal after good work from the former Sevilla wing-back, though it was one of very few highlights in a tepid first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca stepped things up several notches after the break, playing with much greater attacking intent and they ultimately blew their visitors away.It came as little surprise when the second goal came, as Vidal set up Gerard Pique before then getting himself in on the act with a fine header.Denis Suarez and youngster Jose Arnaiz completed the rout late on, sending Barca through in emphatic style.As expected, it was all Barcelona during the early exchanges and eventually they crafted a meaningful chance 16 minutes in, which was buried to end Murcia’s resistance.Vidal darted into the penalty area and his shot was deflected into the path of Alcacer to nod past the helpless Alex Santome in goal.2 – Paco Alcacer has scored more headed goals than any other Barcelona player this season in all competitions. Hunter.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 29, 2017The hosts should have doubled their advantage a couple of minutes later, but Gerard Deulofeu horribly miscued his close-range volley when reaching Nelson Semedo’s cross from the right.Chances were otherwise hard to come by, particularly for the visitors with Barca dominant.Barca began the second half with more urgency in the final third and quickly crafted an opening, Suarez embarking on a mazy solo run before finding Alcacer, whose eventual effort was well blocked.Deulofeu let fly shortly after, producing a lovely turn prior to hitting the post from the edge of the area.But their second eventually arrived in the 57th minute, as Pique tapped in a Vidal cross from close range, before then heading off as if scoring was his sole purpose.Vidal took the captain’s armband from him and got a goal for himself a few moments later, producing a brilliant looping header from Semedo’s delivery.Suarez joined in 16 minutes from the end, playing a wonderful one-two with Sergi Roberto and applying a cool left-footed finish from 12 yards.And Arnaiz rounded things off in the 79th minute with a lovely left-footed strike from the edge of the area, his first goal for the first team. read morelast_img read more

10 months agoOzil: I am desperate to help Arsenal teammates

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ozil: I am desperate to help Arsenal teammatesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is adamant a knee injury is keeping him on the sidelines.Ozil missed Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing at Liverpool with a knee complaint, with Arsenal head coach Unai Emery saying after the game: “[It’s] His knee. I don’t know if it’s big or not big, but it’s his knee.”The German playmaker also missed Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham on New Year’s Day, but took to Twitter after the match to congratulate his team-mates for the victory and tell fans that he is targeting a comeback as soon as he can.Positive start into 2019 for us! Congrats Gunners! Nevertheless it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today. I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again. Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! #YaGunnersYa#M10— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 1, 2019 last_img read more

Oklahoma’s Cheerleaders Reportedly Told To Not Do “Horns Down”

first_imgAn Oklahoma cheerleader holding up a Sooner sign during a football game.NORMAN, OK – AUGUST 31: Oklahoma Sooners cheerleaders leave the field before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s cheerleaders have been told to stop doing the “Horns Down” hand signal at athletic events or on social media, according to a new report.The OU Daily is reporting that Oklahoma’s spirit squad members, including the cheerleaders and mascots, have been heavily encouraged to stop doing the hand signal.Students have reportedly been told multiple times that they are not allowed to perform the hand signal, which taunts rival Texas.The Big 12 has made it a penalty for opposing players to use the hand signal toward the Longhorns. From the report:Seven student members from across OU’s spirit teams, including the cheer squad, RUF/NEKS, Lil’ Sis and mascots programs, have told The Daily they’ve been instructed by OU Spirit Coordinator Phil O’Neill not to use the hand sign. The students, some of whom have graduated and some who remain in the program, all shared the information on the condition of anonymity. Their identities are known to The Daily.According to the sources, on several occasions, including at a meeting in August 2018, O’Neill told the students they were not allowed to use the hand symbol. O’Neill informed them that any use of the hand symbol on social media would be asked to be removed. Several sources told The Daily they have been asked to delete posts with horns down in them over the past two years.This seems fairly excessive.Sure, the “Horns Down” symbol is technically a taunt at Texas, and in certain situations it’s probably uncalled for. But going to these lengths to stop it feels like a bit much.Oklahoma and Texas are set to meet in two weeks.The Sooners and the Longhorns will play on Saturday, Oct. 12. Kickoff is set for noon E.T. on FOX.last_img read more

ACP No Bids for Corozal Container Terminal

first_imgzoom The deadline for submitting proposals for the concession to design, develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain a container terminal located near Corozal has expired with no bids received, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said.As a result, the tender has been declared void.Under the terms of the tender, four prequalified port operators including Dutch APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited, France’s Terminal Link and Singapore-based PSA International were expected to submit the required specifications and economic proposals until March 3 in order to compete for the 20-year concession of the facility.The deadline was extended on two occasions in an effort to give the companies enough time to prepare their bids.The concession would include the construction of a 2,081-linear-meter dock, a warehouse, a container yard and offices within a 120-hectare area owned by the Panama Canal.As part of the Panama Canal’s diversification strategy, the new terminal was supposed to provide additional port capacity on the Pacific side of Panama in order to support transshipment needs of larger ships traversing the waterway.The plan envisaged that the container terminal would have the capacity to handle more than five million TEUs at the canal’s entrance on the Pacific side.last_img read more

Smriti Irani in Amethi after BJP worker who campaigned for her shot

first_imgAmethi: A former village head in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi who campaigned actively for Smriti Irani in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections was shot dead by unidentified assailants outside his house on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, police said. Smriti Irani, who thumped Rahul Gandhi in his pocket borough of Amethi, reached her constituency in the afternoon today. Having met the family, Irani then shouldered the mortal remains of the Amethi BJP worker. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Police suspect personal enmity behind the murder but locals said political rivalry could not be ruled out. The local administration has deployed police force in the village apprehending law and order trouble. The victim Surendra Singh was the former pradhan of Baraulia village in Amethi. “Intensive investigation is underway. We’ve found vital clues.Seven people have been detained for questioning.We’re confident of solving the case in the next 12 hours.Three companies of PAC have been deputed,There is no law and order situation,” ANI quoted Uttar Pradesh ‘s Director General of Police O P Singh as saying. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France “Singh was shot dead while he was sleeping on a verandah outside his house in Baraulia village. The incident was discovered when one of his family members spotted him lying in unconscious on the cot at around 3 am on Sunday. The family rushed Singh to a near-by hospital where he was declared brought dead,” Superintendent of Police (SP) of Amethi, Rajesh Kumar said. The reason behind the murder is yet not known but efforts are on ascertain it, Kumar said. Locals said Singh was a supporter of Smriti Irani and BJP and actively campaigned for her. They said Singh attended Irani’s victory celebration at the BJP office on Saturday evening. They said that local leaders of villages and block levels used to accompany Irani during her campaigning. Singh was always there whenever she campaigned in the area, they added. Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi which had long been a Gandhi family bastion. Baraulia village hit the headlines during the election campaign when Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused Irani of distributing shoes to its residents in order to insult Rahul Gandhi and Amethi and Rae Braeli.(With the inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

Officer involved in previous McArthur arrest charged with insubordination

first_imgTORONTO — A Toronto police officer who was involved in a previous arrest of serial killer Bruce McArthur is set to appear before a disciplinary tribunal next week on charges of insubordination and neglect of duty.Police will not comment on the exact nature of the charges against Sgt. Paul Gauthier, but a lawyer representing Gauthier is defending his client’s role in a 2016 incident in which McArthur was arrested but not charged.McArthur, who pleaded guilty this week to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men with ties to Toronto’s gay village, had been interviewed by police a few years ago in a separate, unrelated incident.The force’s professional standards unit launched an internal investigation related to the McArthur case in March 2018, two months after the self-employed landscaper was first charged with murder.The review was sparked when the detective leading the probe said he came across some “concerning” information while reviewing two previous investigations into five missing men from the gay village.In a statement Friday night, attorney Lawrence Gridin defended Gauthier’s actions and said his client has “great sympathy for the victims and the community.“The decision not to charge Bruce McArthur for the 2016 incident was made in conjunction with Det. Gauthier’s supervisor and based on the information available at the time,” Gridin said.“McArthur’s monstrous nature was difficult to uncover because he led a life of extreme deception, not because of anything to do with the 2016 arrest.”Gauthier is set to appear before the police service’s Disciplinary Hearings Office at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, a Toronto police spokesperson said.“We do not confirm any other information before an officer makes an appearance before the tribunal,” Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said in an email Friday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mary Lambert Performs At UN On Human Rights Day

first_imgMary Lambert performed this week at the United Nations HQ for Human Rights Day.Mary Lambert and Thomas RobertsCredit/Copyright: Arran SkinnerThe theme of the event was “Love Is A Family Value” highlighting the fact that LOVE, regardless of whether or not it is between someone of the same sex or someone of the opposite sex, should be embraced and encouraged (and IS a family value)!Mary Lambert Performs at the UNCredit/Copyright: Arran SkinnerLGBT people play a variety of family roles, whether as sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, parents, cousins or other family members. While for many, family ties provide a vital source of strength and stability, too many LGBT people experience rejection, even violence, at the hands of members of their own families. Research suggests that family rejection is a primary driver of LGBT youth homelessness in many cities, and can lead to young LGBT people feeling isolated, depressed, even suicidal.This event – the first ever held at UNHQ on this theme – explored the role that family plays in the lives of LGBT people, the consequences of societal homophobia and transphobia on family life, and the transcending impact of parental acceptance. It also examined family diversity and the experience of large numbers of same sex parents raising children in a world where discriminatory attitudes persist.last_img read more

sisu production Wins Bronze in the TVO Short Doc Contest

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter The film was awarded third place in the TVO Short Doc Contest and, as one of the three winning entries, was aired on prime-time television during The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Jaana Hein, head of production at sisu as well as director of the short, was also honoured by the chance to discuss the making of the documentary on the air with TVO’s Chantal Braganza. Hein’s background is in production, but the past few years have seen her move her expertise into a number of directing roles, and she was pleased to be able to talk about the process as part of TVO’s programming.This win for “I am a Doctor” was the result of hard work and dedication from the entire team at sisu production. Executive producer Robin Ingle has always had an interest in storytelling, and he loves to highlight stories of human resilience that explore the issues challenging all of us—particularly when approached with a cross-cultural lens. “I am a Doctor” was the perfect chance to tell a story that hit on these points in a meaningful way, and Ingle is proud to see the film achieve success in the Short Doc Contest.Cinematographer Ian Mationg was also vital in the completion of this short film. Having worked with sisu production for a couple of years, during which time he has lent his talents to numerous projects, Mationg is part of the dream team that sisu has built up to tackle the depth and variety of work that the company puts out.Producing “I am a Doctor” was a rewarding experience for the sisu team, as it gave them the chance to delve into a salient issue and connect with it on a human level. With the win in the Short Doc Contest as validation of their hard work, the sisu team looks forward to putting more emphasis on the documentary genre in their future projects.About sisu productionThe origin of the name sisu production comes from the Finnish word sisu, meaning strength endurance, and determination. It speaks to the executive producer’s ancestry, and the head of production’s history as an athlete. Offering high-end media production services, sisu production tells stories through film and images. From that first bright idea to a beautifully captured moment to a message and story that is elegantly conveyed, sisu produces visual experiences that speak to every audience.sisu’s production reel— the TVO Short Doc Contest The TVO Short Doc Contest is great opportunity for emerging documentary filmmakers to flex their muscle. Currently accepting applications for 2017, the contest will honour Ontario’s sesquicentennial celebrations with the theme Ontario 150. Ontario 150 aims to celebrate and understand the province of Ontario on a deeper level. Facebook TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2016 – sisu production, a visual storytelling media production company, recently took home the bronze in the TVO Short Doc Contest for its film “I am a Doctor.”A short-form documentary, “I am a Doctor” focuses on the struggle of immigrating to Canada as a professional whose credentials will not necessarily be recognized inside this country’s borders. The film focuses on Daniel Salas, an educated surgeon from Venezuela who is unable to practice medicine in Canada, and speaks with him and his family about their immigration experience. “I am a Doctor” delves into the challenges of having your hard work, and a component of your identity, be invalidated based on your geographical location—and the impact that such a shift might have on your family, as well as your own sense of self. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

PHOENIX — The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care centre alleges in a $45 million legal claim that the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.A nurse charged with sexually assaulting the 30-year-old patient had cared for her more than 1,000 times in the 13 months leading up to the birth, according to an expert cited in the claim filed Wednesday against Arizona.Many of Nathan Sutherland’s encounters with the patient at Hacienda HealthCare occurred overnight, when fewer staff members and visitors were around, said Christopher Cherney, a professor with more than 20 years of experience as a long-term care facility administrator who reviewed the woman’s medical records.The family alleges in the precursor to a lawsuit that Hacienda missed dozens of signs that the woman was carrying a baby and discovered the pregnancy only after another nurse saw the boy’s head. The patient, who has a feeding tube and whose nutrition was reduced in response to her weight gain during the pregnancy, delivered the boy while severely dehydrated and without pain medications, the claim said.The family’s lawyers say the woman suffered injuries from repeated sexual assault. Notes from the hospital where she was treated say her injuries suggest it wasn’t her first pregnancy, but no other details were provided.The surprise birth on Dec. 29 triggered reviews by state agencies, highlighted safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated and prompted the resignations of Hacienda’s chief executive and one of the victim’s doctors.A spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Economic Security, which oversaw the woman’s care, did not return a message seeking comment. Hacienda spokesman David Leibowitz and Sutherland’s lawyer, Edwin Molina, declined to comment.Representatives from Hacienda and the state had told the woman’s parents that their daughter would have only female caregivers, the claim said. Documents from the Department of Economic Security note that only female staff members should provide her personal care, such as bathing and dressing.Cherney, the expert for the family, said Sutherland conducted safety checks, administered medications and wrote notes on the woman’s status during his many encounters with her.Investigators say Sutherland’s DNA matched a sample from the woman’s son, who is being cared for by her family.Sutherland has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and abuse of a vulnerable adult. He is challenging a court order requiring tests to see whether he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.The victim began suffering seizures at 2 months old and her medical conditions stem from a brain disorder diagnosed afterward, family attorney John Micheaels said. The disorder caused motor and cognitive impairments and vision loss. She was also left with no functional use of her limbs.News organizations, including The Associated Press, previously reported that she was in long-term care after a near-drowning.Despite her disabilities, her family says she responds to some sensory stimuli. She turns her head toward sounds she finds pleasing like soft music or being read to, the claim said. She can groan and smile. Despite being non-verbal, she will cry and make “throaty sounds” if she is feeling pain or discomfort.The claim said that Arizona has a duty to provide services to people with developmental disabilities by contracting with companies like Hacienda and that the state did a poor job of monitoring its operations.While the claim heavily criticizes Hacienda and Sutherland, it seeks money only from the state.It said Hacienda missed 83 opportunities to diagnose the woman’s pregnancy. She gained weight, had a swollen belly and missed menstrual periods in the months before the child was born.The family’s lawyers said a simple blood test would have revealed the pregnancy.___Follow Terry Tang on Twitter at and Jacques Billeaud at Tang And Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press read more

Weekly migration of 14m to cities can contribute to disasters

In his message for World Cities Day, celebrated annually on 31 October, Mr. Guterres stressed that “hazards do not need to become disasters.”“The answer is to build resilience – to storms, floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemics and economic crises,” he said.Mr. Guterres explained that cities around the world are doing just that, forging new ways to increase resilience and sustainability.The capital of Thailand, Bangkok has built vast underground water storage facilities to cope with increased flood risk and save water for drier periods.In Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America, local government has reclaimed or protected more than 200,000 hectares of land to boost flood protection, reduce erosion and safeguard the city’s freshwater supply and biodiversity.The UN chief also indicated that the city of Johannesburg in South Africa “is involving residents in efforts to improve public spaces so they can be safely used for recreation, sports, community events and services such as free medical care.”Risks are multiplyingWorld Cities Day was established by the UN to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), flagged the importance of investing in resilience or face growing “economic, social, political and human” risks.“It has been estimated that without action on climate change – which accounts for just one facet of resilience – some 77 million urban residents risk falling into poverty,” she warned, elaborating that human-made and environmental threats ranged from droughts, floods and fires to economic shocks, disease outbreaks, war and migration.“Investing in resilience is a wise investment,” the UN Habitat chief said.The theme of this year’s commemoration, Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities, focuses on the need to preserve human life and limit damage and destruction while continuing to provide infrastructure and services after a crisis.A range of UN-backed international agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the New Urban Agenda provide “a roadmap for a more sustainable and resilient world,” according to the UN Secretary-General. How vulnerable is your city?The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, DESA, published new research on Wednesday, showing that close to three in five cities worldwide with populations over 500,000, are “at high risk of a natural disaster”.It’s data booklet, The World’s Cities in 2018, found that 679 our of 1,146 cities of over half-a-million, were vulnerable to either cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides or volcanic eruptions – or a combination of these dangers. Some large cities are exposed to four or five different natural disaster risks.Check out where your region or city stands in the global map below: UNDESAInfographic – Cities’ risk of exposure to natural disasters. read more

Yahoo Sports says Tressel knew in April of player violations OSU declines

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was made aware, in April 2010, of the improper benefits given to five OSU players, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. The NCAA released a statement Dec. 23 officially announcing a five-game suspension in the 2011 season for five juniors — offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, quarterback Terrelle Pryor and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. According to the Yahoo! report, the five players sold memorabilia to Edward Rife — the owner of Columbus tattoo parlor Fine Line Ink Tattoos. The Yahoo! report said the NCAA and OSU did not investigate the situation until December. The NCAA concluded that, besides suspending the players for five games, the athletes must repay money and benefits ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, as part of their reinstatement. In the Dec. 23 release, the NCAA said Adams must repay $1,000 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring. Herron must repay $1,150 for selling his football jersey, pants and shoes for $1,000, and receiving discounted services worth $150. Posey is forced to repay $1,250 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,200, and receiving discounted services worth $50. Pryor must repay $2,500 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring, a 2009 Fiesta Bowl sportsmanship award and his 2008 Gold Pants, a gift from the university. Thomas has to repay $1,505 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring for $1,000, his 2008 Gold Pants for $350 and receiving discounted services worth $155. OSU appealed the NCAA’s five-game suspensions, and no ruling has been made in that case. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the university was made aware of the Yahoo! report 30 minutes before it broke, and OSU had no further comment Monday. Yahoo! Sports reporter Charles Robinson, who co-wrote the story with Dan Wetzel, said via Twitter that the university was informed three hours before the article was posted online. OSU spokesperson Shelly Poe told The Lantern, “No comment that I know of this evening.” If the Yahoo! report is correct, the OSU football program might face further NCAA penalties for playing ineligible players during the 2010 football season, and for having prior knowledge of the incident before it was reported by the school in December. read more

Man dies in a hitandrun involving a Porsche

first_imgOfficers and paramedics went to the scene where the man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead.The driver of the car had not stopped. When it was found nearby police confirmed it had not been reported as lost or stolen.A 51-year-old man later handed himself in at a south-London police station.He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.The victim’s details have not been released, although police said they believe they know his identity. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A man in his 60s has died in a hit-and-run involving a Porsche sports car in south London.The pedestrian was killed in the collision in Balham, south-west London, on Tuesday evening.A man in his 50s is in custody after handing himself in a short time after the white 911 was found abandoned.A police spokesman said the man was struck by the luxury car on Bedford Hill near the junction at 10.18pm.last_img read more

Movidius founder after €300m sale to Intel Losing control of the company

first_img Share Tweet Email5 Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: By Fora Staff Image: Vimeo Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sean Mitchell 6 Comments Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 7:10 AMcenter_img THE CO-FOUNDER OF Movidius says the decision to sell his company to Intel in a €300 million deal was tough, but a step he felt was right for the business.Chief operating officer Sean Mitchell, who set up the Dublin-based company with David Moloney 10 years ago, also said that the company plans to retain a significant presence in the Irish capital.Speaking at the InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference during the week, Mitchell said that he thought that the sale – estimated to be worth at least €300 million – ”was the right one for the stage that we were at”.“Losing the ultimate control is difficult, but I think it is key to have trust that you’re going into a deal that is going to have success.”Speaking to Fora at the event, he added that “there is always that issue of having control over your own destiny and passing that control on”.Movidius is one of the Irish tech industry’s most promising companies, having received about $85 million in investment over several years to develop its microchips, which handle advanced vision-processing duties in various devices.It has signed a string of deals in recent years to supply its technology to major tech-industry players like Google and night-vision equipment designer FLIR Systems.Intel dealIt was announced at the start of September that Movidius was to be acquired by Intel, with the Californian chip giant indicating the Irish company’s technology will likely be used to improve its ‘realsense’ platform, which, among other things, is used in advanced 3D cameras.Movidius was loss-making at the time of its sale as it pumped money into its software and hardware development, and nearly went under in 2013 before getting a cash injection. Sean Mitchell (left) and David Moloney Source: Maxwell PhotographyMitchell said: “People would love to have the big Irish company that remains independent, (but) there are a lot of dynamics at play.“We were in a position where we had proven the product market fit, the technology and were starting to scale up. If we were to remain independent we would have needed to raise another $50 or $100 million.“We would have had to scale up incredibly aggressively. The market we’re involved in is probably going to end up as winner takes all, there’s not much of a prize for second place.”That meant there would be “many more years” of work and “lots more risks as the competition heated up”, he added.“That was the choice. There was a good deal on the table with a partner who could help us achieve that scale.“A lot of investors in play there, the founders had limited influence (and) it suited people to do that. Losing the ultimate control that’s difficult, it’s definitely an adjustment.“We had a responsibility to the team, all of these people who worked so hard on it, they wanted to see it have an impact. If I didn’t feel that was going to happen through Intel I would have been a lot more concerned about it, but I’m pretty optimistic.”Co-founder Moloney previously said the sale to Intel was “a validation of decades worth of blood, sweat and tears”.ResponsibilityMitchell told Fora that the sale marked a “new beginning” for the company.“We’re part of a bigger company, but we’re still building on what we were building before,” he said.Movidius currently has about 80 staff in Dublin and 200 worldwide, a number Mitchell said he could “easily see doubling”. He said that the company is also “hiring a lot” of people in Ireland. Mitchell at the InterTradeIreland event Source: Conor McCabe Photography LtdWhile Movidius’s complex share structure means it is difficult to determine how much Mitchell personally gained from the sale, his significant holding meant he stands to make millions.Asked if he was tempted to ‘cash in his chips’ and leave altogether, he said: “When a company spends a large amount of money on an acquisition, they have to make sure that they’re going to get the value from that so they’re very careful that they have a means to retain the team.“Generally speaking, the team don’t get their money out in the way that an investor would.“The choice wouldn’t be there, whether I wanted to or not, it’s going to take years for the proceeds of the sale to flow, but I’m quite happy with that because I have a responsibility to make sure that the transition goes well.”Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on 19,670 Views Movidius founder after €300m sale to Intel: ‘Losing control of the company is difficult’ But Sean Mitchell says the chip designer will be hiring ‘a lot’ of people in Ireland. Take me to Fora Sean Mitchell Image: Vimeo Mar 19th 2017, 7:10 AM Short URLlast_img read more

Kesari movie review and rating Heres what critics say about Akshay Kumars

first_imgKesari movie critics review and ratingTwitterAkshay Kumar’s Kesari has been one of the most awaited flicks of this year, and looks like the wait was worth it. Some critics and industry folks have already watched the movie, and have come out with their review.Kesari is being called a must watch movie for every Indian. Based on the real-life battle of Saragarhi, Kesari is all about the courage and patriotism of 21 Sikhs who fought against 10,000 Afghan invaders.Directed by Anurag Singh, the movie is being highly appreciated for various reasons. The main highlights of Kesari are its action, dialogues and the screenplay. It is being called a fast-paced film with no dull moment.Akshay Kumar has been winning a lot of accolades for his performance in the film. In fact, it is being called his best performance till date. Although Parineeti Chopra does not have much screen presence, she also plays her part well. The supporting cast too is impressive.The trailer of Kesari had impressed most of the viewers, and now looks like the movie is even more brilliant.Check some of the initial reviews and rating of Kesari:Taran Adarsh: Kesari- Outstanding. Chronicles a significant chapter from history brilliantly… Nationalism, patriotism, heroism, scale and soul – #Kesari has it all… Akshay’s career-best act… Anurag Singh’s direction terrific… Don’t miss! 4*/5*Times of India: With technical brilliance, intricate writing and thundering performances, Kesari is a loud war cry that evokes strong feelings of patriotism and it also wrenches your heart with its climactic tragedy. The visceral power of its visuals and emotions is staggering. 4*/5*DNA: Don’t miss Kesari. It not only makes us feel proud of being Indians but also prompts us to salute the valour of our Sikh community. 4.5*/5*Pinkvilla: In a nutshell, the movie is engrossing, largely well-woven narrative and Akshay as super valiant Sikh soldier will leave a lasting impression. If you are curious about the battle and enjoy war dramas then go ahead and witness the lesser known but significant slice of history. After all, there is no harm in dipping yourself with the colour ‘Kesari’ this Holi! 3.5*/5*Amul Vikas Mohan: @akshaykumar is a lion and a man possessed especially in the last 20 mins of #Kesari!!! This is one of his career best easily.Nishant Bhuse: Speechless #Kesari got goosebumps, a true tribute to the martyrs who were lost in history @akshaykumar top notch performance, startling supporting cast, tight screenplay & hard-hitting dialogues. A masterpieceShashank Khaitan: ‘Kesari’ is a very powerful film, of courage and sacrifice. @SinghAnurag79 congratulations on an awesome Hindi debut. You have created an amazing world. The action sequences and dialogue punches of the film give you goosebumps.Vajir Singh: #Kesari is all about honour, courage and valour told with conviction. Here’s to the gutsy team, @DharmaMovies #TeamKesari Go for colour Kesari, this Holi. Winner, at heart and ticket counters. CongratsRelatedlast_img read more

Elections 2019 ProNarendra Modi artists counter antiPM brigade with new petition complete

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra ModiReutersAround 700 artists had started an anti-Narendra Modi campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, asking people to vote out the BJP government. Now, a counter-campaign has begun involving around 900 people from the creative fraternity, asking voters to ensure PM Modi’s victory in the upcoming polls.More than 700 theatre personalities had earlier signed a petition, asking voters to eradicate “hate politics” by removing Modi-led BJP from power.”The coming elections are without a doubt the most critical in the history of independent India. A democracy must empower its weakest, its most marginalised. A democracy cannot function without questioning, debate, and vibrant opposition. All this is being concertedly eroded by the current government. The BJP, which came to power five years ago with the promise of development, has given free rein to Hindutva goons to indulge in the politics of hate and violence. The man who was portrayed as the saviour of the nation five years ago has destroyed the livelihoods of millions through his policies. He promised to bring back black money; instead, rogues have looted the country and run away. The wealth of the rich has grown astronomically, while the poor have become even poorer. We, theatre practitioners of India, appeal to the people of India to help safeguard the Constitution and our syncretic, secular ethos. We appeal to our fellow citizens to vote for love and compassion, for equality and social justice, and to defeat the forces of darkness and barbarism,” the anti-Modi petition stated. Narendra ModiMARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty ImagesNow, another group of people from the creative world, including film-makers, actors and writers, have signed a petition, asking voters to vote for Narendra Modi and BJP in the upcoming LS elections.”We believe that during the last five years, India has seen a Govt. that has delivered corruption-free good governance and development-oriented administration. During this period, globally India has acquired greater respect. It is our firm conviction that the continuance of Govt. led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the need of the hour,” stated the pro-Modi petition, according to Republic TV.The publication has also issued a list of 907 artists who are in support of PM Modi and signed the petition.Here is a complete list of anti-Modi and pro-Modi artists, who signed the petition against and in favour of the present government respectively.List of people from industry who signed anti-Modi petition: List of artists who signed pro-Modi petition:last_img read more

Lil Nas X Rescues Aliens in Animated Old Town Road Area 51

first_img ‘Storm Bermuda Triangle’ Event Is Here to Rival Internet’s ‘Area 51 Raid’Free Area 51 Aliens ‘Training’ Video Takes Over Instagram Stay on target Lil Nas X, a rapper who is known for pointing out bizarre internet trends, is joining in on the Area 51 “raid” party: On Tuesday, he dropped a new animated “Old Town Road” music video and it reveals a hilarious rescue operation to free aliens at the top secret facility.The video, which is set at Area 51, pokes fun at a joke Sept. 20 Facebook event, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” which went viral online last week. It features animated characters of Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey, and Lil Nas X storming the classified area and saving some extraterrestrials, Stereogum reported. The video, which is trending on YouTube, has been viewed more than three million times and received more than 270,000 likes so far.Even though the U.S. Air Force is not thrilled about the mock Area 51 event, Lil Nas X thought the spoof gathering was funny. Over the weekend, a fan created a GoFundMe campaign to get the rapper to play at the hoax operation, and of course, Lil Nas X replied on Twitter, “I got y’all for free. Let’s do this sh*t!”i got y’all for free!let’s do this shit!— nope (@LilNasX) July 14, 2019Now that Lil Nas X is on board, it might be a good time to “see them aliens” on Sept. 20.More on Area 51 Aliens ‘Training Video’ Takes Over InstagramNearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook EventWhy Haven’t We Found Aliens Yet?last_img read more

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