Holder defends senior players

first_imgHOBART, Australia (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder has defended the attitude and contribution of his senior players, following the side’s embarrassing innings defeat to Australia in the first Test yesterday, and believes a stronger collective effort is needed by the team in order to turn the series around.Australia media have been critical of the attitude of the West Indies senior players, in particular, batsman Marlon Samuels, who they accused of appearing indifferent in his approach throughout the contest at Bellerive Oval.However, Holder said the player had been showing the right attitude off the pitch.”I think there’s a lot of information shared in the dressing room,” Holder told a post-match media conference.COLLECTIVE EFFORT”Senior players pretty much get involved with players of the likes of Marlon Samuels – he has a lot of chats with most of the batsmen – and we have Jerome Taylor leading our attack having a lot of discussion with the fast bowlers, so I’ve been supported there by the fast bowlers and the senior batsmen.”It’s just about putting a strong collective effort together on the particular day – which we struggled with in the past. We need to correct it going forward in this series.”last_img read more

Tiu delivers hammer as Rain or Shine subdues Meralco

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ed Daquioag also unfurled 16 markers and three steals against the team which drafted him back in 2016, while Beau Belga registered a double-double of 13 points and 13 boards in the triumph.Mark Borboran broke the 79-all deadlock in the final three minutes before Tiu went to work and established the 86-79 lead with 52.8 seconds remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReynel Hugnatan, who was just three points short from joining the PBA’s 25,000-points club, got the Bolts at their closest at four, 84-88, with 26.1 ticks left, but was denied by the cool free throw shooting from Tiu and Borboran down the stretch.It was a huge conquest for Rain or Shine, which found itself embroiled in trade talks over the past week. LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson RAIN OR SHINE 90 — Tiu 18, Daquioag 16, Belga 13, Yap 13, Ahanmisi 9, Almazan 6, Ponferrada 6, Borboran 4, Norwood 3, Cruz 2, Nambatac 2, King 0.MERALCO 84 — Canaleta 24, Hugnatan 13, Amer 8, Lanete 8, Dillinger 7, Newsome 5, Baracael 4, Caram 4, Faundo 4, Hodge 4, Tolomia 3, Ballesteros 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 26-21, 45-39, 65-66, 90-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Coach Caloy Garcia didn’t hesitate to address the elephant in the room, saying that he’s just glad that though some of the players found themselves in those rumors, the Elasto Painters were still able to come out with the win.“We all know the issue regarding those players, but I told them that we just have to be professional about it and put in the effort. We want to repay the owners and the way to do it is to get the win,” he said.Meralco has now lost five of its last six to fall to 2-5.Nino Canaleta paced the Bolts with 24 points, eight rebounds, and three assists, while Hugnatan got 13 markers, four boards, and three dimes in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Tiu secured Rain or Shine’s 90-84 escape from the tight grip of Meralco for its first back-to-back wins in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The charismatic point guard scored six of the Elasto Painters’ last nine points in the final 2:17 and finished with a team-best 18 points, seven assists, and three rebounds to propel his side to a share of the fourth spot with TNT at 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Ateneo comes out ‘stronger’ after offcourt issueslast_img read more

Firestone Medical Center Discharges 6 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Firestone Medical Center in Duside on September 2 and 9, discharged six survivors from its Ebola Treatment Unit. The first patient, Madam Jenneh Farsue, the wife of a Firestone Liberia employee, contracted the deadly Ebola virus in July/August. She was discharged following several weeks of intensive medical care at the Firestone Hospital and after testing negative of the virus. Five more persons were discharged and reintegrated from Isolation into the communities on the 9th of September.In addition to the hospital and Ebola Treatment Unit, Firestone Liberia also runs a reintegration program to help those returning to the community following isolation or treatment for Ebola. Speaking at the reintegration program for Mrs. Farsue in Division 28, Cubitts Community, Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, the Medical Director of the Firestone Health Services, called on residents of the community to interact with Mrs. Farsue as they used to do and accept her back into the community because she is healthy. He described her recovery as “a true success story in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.”He called on his fellow teammates, residents and the general public to adhere to the preventive measures stipulated by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the World Health Organization (WHO). Mabande further appealed to Liberians to stop the denial syndrome so people can be treated early, a key in the fight against Ebola. “Come to the hospital soon. If you come soon, with all we can put together, you may come home saved,” Dr. Mabande said. He also commended the medical staff for their work in the fight against this disease. “Let us continue to cooperate. If we work in isolation, we are not going to succeed, and it requires team work,” he told the gathering.Mrs. Farsue expressed thanks and appreciation to the medical staff for their commitment in the fight against Ebola. She also appealed to residents of her community and the general public to visit the hospital as soon as they feel sick. “Don’t let the Ebola virus overpower you before they take you to the hospital,” she said. A solidarity kit was later presented to Mrs. Farsue by Firestone Liberia which included a mattress, some beddings, toiletries, some clothing, a bag of rice and 3 gallon container of vegetable oil and cash for food and other necessities.Following the Ebola outbreak in March, Firestone Liberia conducted a series of workshops and town hall meetings for its employees, the school system and the surrounding communities. Facilitators discussed what the Ebola virus is, symptoms, signs and how to prevent the spread of the virus. The company’s radio station, Voice of Firestone, continues to air Ebola prevention messages in local dialects commonly spoken by most residents and the surrounding community. Community and religious leaders also work with Firestone Liberia on the educational and awareness campaign. To help with prevention, the company has instituted compulsory body temperature reading and hand washing at several locations. To adequately respond to the Ebola crisis, the Firestone Medical Center staff and personnel also received specialized training and personal protection equipment.“Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our employees, their families and neighboring communities,” said Ed Garcia, President and Managing Director, Firestone Liberia. “We are doing everything we can to make sure our employees and their families remain safe during this crisis. We are working closely with the Firestone Medical Center team, the government of Liberia and other global health organizations to help our employees and their families get the care they need and deserve.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man United team to play Wolfsburg in the Champions League – excited by this selection?

first_img 11 11 11 8. Juan Mata (right winger) 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 11 11 11 36. Matteo Darmian (left back) 11 11 10. Wayne Rooney (attacking midfielder) 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (centre midfield) Manchester United welcome Wolfsburg to Old Trafford in their second Champions League clash on Wednesday night, as they look to get some points on the board in a group that offers the Red Devils no guarantees. The horror injury to Luke Shaw largely overshadowed their poor performance against PSV Einhoven in their opening game of the elite competition two weeks’ ago, and Louis van Gaal will need his side to avoid any more errors if they are to progress. Nonetheless, United should be high in confidence following their comfortable victory over Sunderland at the weekend and will be eager to see their domestic form hit Europe.However, they may have to do so without four senior stars who are doubtful having been forced to sit out their final training session. Will van Gaal therefore make some changes to his line up?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted United XI by clicking the yellow above, right. 4. Phil Jones (right back) 7. Memphis Depay (left winger) 11 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – to see the full line up, in squad number order, click the arrow above! What are your thoughts on our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre midfield) 11 11last_img read more

LAUSD student fitness trails peers in state

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Youths in Los Angeles schools are less physically fit than their peers statewide, although they have improved a bit over last year, according to California fitness data released Thursday. Less than 21percent of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District met all the criteria considered to comprise a healthy lifestyle, while the statewide average was 27-31percent. But while kids in the LAUSD and across California improved by several points over last year’s results, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said most children still have far to go before they can be considered in shape. “It’s a step in the right direction, but we need to do better,” O’Connell said. “I attribute the improvement to increased awareness of the importance of our health. And our emphasis on appropriate physical activity in schools and good nutrition in schools.” LAUSD officials said they are pleased that district students showed improvement, which they attributed to new efforts and funding over the past three or four years. “Considering where we are, we have had some really remarkable improvement,” said Jeanie Leighton, the district’s director of middle school programs and K-12 physical education. “When we started four years ago we realized we needed to work with our physical education programs because of the childhood-obesity situation and the tendency to have overweight children (developing) diabetes.” The district hired a physical-education adviser, which it had not had for many years, and held a massive professional development conference for some 3,000 physical-education teachers. The district also has received more money under a new state grant program – about $26million to be spent in the next three years on professional development and physical-education equipment. The results come amid renewed nationwide attention on a growing epidemic of childhood obesity. About 15percent of the country’s children are considered obese, which is attributed to increased consumption of fast food and decreased physical activity. Childhood obesity can lead to a range of health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Dr. Wendy Slusser, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, said the latest fitness results reinforce the idea that society has far to go to address the problem. “When I read these results, I say we’re failing our children,” Slusser said. “One of the greatest things that we can give them as they go through school is a robust physical-education program.” She noted the results were slightly worse for elementary school students than for middle and high school students. And she said that is likely because fewer elementary schools have dedicated physical-education teachers. Slusser has worked with the LAUSD on programs to increase the supply of fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias, and praised the district for its renewed efforts to tackle the obesity problem in recent years. “L.A. Unified has been incredibly open to changes in a positive way for the health and wellness of the children that they serve,” Slusser said. 916-446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIn recent years, the state has banned soda and foods with a lot of calories from campuses and developed new standards for physical education, he said. The annual statewide fitness test measured how well students in the fifth, seventh and ninth grades performed in a series of six fitness areas: aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, trunk extensor strength, upper body strength and flexibility. In the LAUSD, 20-21percent of kids met the criteria in all six areas; 25-26percent met five of the criteria. The specific tests within the six areas included a one-mile run, a measurement of body fat, push-ups, pull-ups and stretching. State officials said there is no specific target for the percentage of kids who should be meeting all six goals, primarily because they are basic criteria that all children should ideally be able to meet. last_img read more


first_imgThe Annual General Meeting of Finn Harps Co-Operative Society Ltd will take place in Villa Rose Hotel on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 7.00pm.Shareholders will meet and the 2014 audited accounts will be presented.The Agenda for the meeting is as follows: · Welcome· Minutes of the last A.G.M.· Matters Arising· Adoption of minutes · Presentation of 2014 Audited Accounts· Adoption of Accounts· Appointment of Auditors· Election of board members· Update on new stadium · A.O.BThose seeking positions on the Board of Directors must have their nomination signed by two shareholders. They also must indicate which position they wish to seek on the board. These must be returned to the Finn Harps office by Secretary by 5 p.m. on Thursday the 7th May. They should be marked: AGM, c/o Secretary Finn Harps Co-operative Society Limited, Navenney Street, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.Any motions for the AGM must be signed by one member of the present board and these must also be returned to the Finn Harps office by 5 p.m. on Thursday the 7th May.This AGM is for shareholders, it is not an open meeting for supporters. We would be very grateful if all shareholders could make an effort to attend the AGM. For forms or any further enquiries, please contact the Finn Harps office on 074 91 30070 or e-mail to FINN HARPS’ AGM TAKES PLACE ON MAY 10TH was last modified: April 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AGMfinn harpslast_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA GIRL HOME: Buncrana girl Keri Kelly is home after a trip to China to potentially restore her sight…and can now see better than ever before.The nine-year-old Scoil Isoagain girl spent 24 days undergoing treatment at the Qingdao Chengyang People’s Hospital.Her mum Tracey told “I am not getting carried away with the surprise early success of the treatment. “We are delighted because any improvement shows that we are doing the right thing and we have some chance of Keri being able to see.“The doctors have warned us that it could take between six and eight months before we see any more big improvements.“We just have to keep going and continue to get more treatments to see what we can do for Keri,” she saidMore than €40k was raised for Keri’s Search for Sight campaign. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL PACKED: All clinics at Letterkenny General Hospital will go ahead today, however staff have asked for emergency only cases at A&E due to massive overcrowding overnight.CARRICK BURGLARIES: Gardai in Carrick are hunting the thieves behind break-ins at a pub and a shop in the town.DRY ARCH TURN WILL NOT GO AHEAD: Cllr Dessie Larkin says a proposed end to the right turn into the Dry Arch business park will not now go ahead.HEALTH CENTRE FOR SALE: Buncrana Medical Centre is on the market, it was confirmed today. The centre is being sold subject to contract with an asking price of €600,000.GOLA SALMON FARM: A salmon farm producing 15,000 tonnes of fish per year could be opened off Gola Island, a TD said today. “Scoping of the sites is currently taking place and it is expected that BIM will will submit a licence application for the first site in early 2012,” said Joe McHugh. FISHERMEN’S TRIBUTE: The families of two men lost at sea have paid tribute to people in the county who have given €40,000 to a emergency services fund. Eddie Doherty and Robert McLaughlin, from Glengad, drowned off the Inishowen coast.TWIN TOWNS CENTRE: DONEGAL County Council has donated a site for the proposed €1.3M Stranorlar Community Resource and Enterprise Centre. It will be built on a green field site between the local mart and the Finn Valley Centre. The plans are being led by the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company (BASICC).AND FINALLY…COME ON JSB! Joanne-Sweeney Burke was on the losing side on the Apprentice last night…but lived to fight another day. Come on Joanne…you’d better win next week.© 2011, all Rights Reserved Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comAROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: November 8th, 2011 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:AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEFlast_img read more

Citrus takes sole possession of first, 24-13

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Citrus’ special teams contributed another score in the third quarter, blocking a Tartars punt that went out of the back of the end zone for a safety. “It’s huge to score on special teams,’ Owls coach Kevin Emerson said. “We stress the importance of scoring on special teams to our team.’ The Owls defense chipped in with a solid performance, limiting the Tartars offense to 173 yards. The Owls defense also pressured Tartars quarterback Shane Jackson, forcing Jackson into throwing three interceptions. They also sacked Jackson four times. “They stepped up today,’ Emerson said. “Our defense took control of the game.’ The Tartars, trailing 17-13, had a chance at a late comeback but it ended when Camacho intercepted a pass and the Owls cashed in with Bryan Waggener’s 78-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams that gave Citrus a 24-13 lead. Citrus (3-2, 3-0) trailed 13-10 early when the Tartars’ Bryan Baylor returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. But the Owls quickly responded with 10 unanswered points, thanks to special-teams play that featured Chris Camacho’s 80-yard return of a blocked extra point attempt and a 35-yard field goal by Kirk Cabana with two seconds left in the first half. COMPTON — Citrus College found out Saturday that big plays on special teams and a rugged defense can lead to victory. It all added up to a 24-13 victory over Compton in a matchup of teams that came in unbeaten in the Western State Conference’s Southern Division. center_img Williams had an impressive performance, finishing with six catches for 146 yards and a touchdown. The Owls’ only weakness was their inability to establish a running game against the Tartars’ aggressive defense. Owls running back Dario Camacho, averaging 7.3 yards a carry, was limited to 88 yards on 27 carries. “We were just a block away from a big play,’ Emerson said. “We just need to keep working harder on the things we like to do.’ The Tartars were hurt by 15 penalties for 115 yards. The Owls gained sole possession of first place in the conference’s Southern Division with the victory. The Owls have a bye next weekend before hosting a strong College of the Canyons team on Oct. 15. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Heartworm detected in refugee dogs

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s only a slight chance, though,’ he said. “Our methods of treatment and mosquito control here in the Southern California are pretty strong.’ The disease can be treated by veterinarians and is not usually lethal if tended to aggressively, Reyes said. Sanchez said everyone who adopted a dog, or is interested in taking care of one, would be notified that the dog has heartworm. Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at They might be loveable, but their hearts are full of worms. Many of the dogs who came to Southern California from Hurricane Katrina-ravaged states are infected with potentially lethal heartworm, according to officials from area animal shelters. Of the 10 dogs that came to Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control’s Baldwin Park Shelter, five had heartworm, according to spokeswoman Brenda Sanchez. “Half of our dogs had it,’ Sanchez said. “So it is a pretty big thing.’ center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week And of the six dogs accepted into the Southeast Area Animal Control Agency, three had heartworm, according to SEACCA Capt. Aaron Reyes. Heartworm is a condition in which parasitic worms hunker down in the right side of a dog’s heart. If not treated, the disease can kill a dog. It is transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito or flea, and is not believed to pass straight from dog to dog. Heartworm does not infect humans. The disease is common in the South, but is rare in western states, said Reyes. The presence of the infected dogs did increase the risk of heartworm to other dogs in the pound, Reyes said. last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps will tomorrow begin interviewing candidates to find a team boss to succeed Peter Hutton.Peter HuttonThe Derry man – who has been linked with taking over his home town club following the departure of Declan Devine – left Finn Park last month.The closing date for candidates to apply to the position of first team manager closed at 5.00pm on Saturday, 25 October last. The club has confirmed a total of 12 applications and the interview process will begin tomorrow.The process will be conducted by a selected committee who will report  developments and then present a shortlist of most suitable candidates to board. HARPS SET TO BEGIN INTERVIEWS FOR NEW MANAGER was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more