Valdez, Maraño lead PH roster

first_imgDTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Alyssa Valdez returns to the lineup and leads the Philippines in scoring. —CHRIS QUINTANA/CONTRIBUTORThe Philippines is fielding its “best possible team” for the Southeast Asian Games based on experience, skill and potential.Regulars Alyssa Valdez and Aby Maraño will join powerful Fil-Am Kalei Mau and novices Eya Laure and Maddie Madayag in the official lineup for the SEA Games that will be held in the country on Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.ADVERTISEMENT “This is the best possible team we can come up with at the moment,” said national coach Shaq delos Santos. “I have strong faith in this lineup, and with the short time we spent in training camp and Asian Grand Prix, I know they will have that winning attitude with them.”Also in the team are setters Rhea Dimaculangan and Jia Morado, open spiker Ces Molina, opposite spikers Jovelyn Gonzaga and Mylene Paat, middle blockers Mika Reyes and Majoy Baron and liberos Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manMissing from the team are  towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who weren’t able to secure releases from their mother clubs in theJapanese V-League.The much-anticipated volleyball competitions will be held starting on Nov. 28 at PhilSports Arena in Pasig with Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam expected to see action. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FIFA fines Hong Kong football body for China anthem protestlast_img read more

Zimbabwe rugby team sleeps on street in Tunisia before World Cup qualifier

first_imgZimbabwe’s rugby players were forced to sleep on the street in Tunisia just a few days before their World Cup qualifier this weekend after facing issues with their accommodation.Zimbabwe are in Tunisia for a Gold Cup match against the North African nation in Monastir on Saturday. This match serves as a qualifier for next year’s rugby World Cup in Japan.However, social media went abuzz with images of the players sleeping on the street outside their allocated hotel.It was known that the players did not check in the hotel because they found it substandard. On the other hand, Zimbabwe players have also not been paid their meal allowance for a World Cup qualifier trip and it is their South African coach Peter de Villiers who is funding their food and drink.Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia… @WorldRugby pic.twitter.com/MGcug87P0lBrian Mujati (@MujatiBrewing) July 3, 2018Rugby Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union (TRU) apologised to Zimbabwe and their players because of the trouble they had to face.”We would like to reassure the Zimbabwean Ministry of Sports, Zimbabwe Rugby Union, and all partners and fans that the situation was addressed immediately, and an acceptable solution has been found this morning,” Rugby Africa said in a statement on Tuesday.”Tunisia Rugby Union took the Sables (Zimbabwe) management to visit another hotel which was accepted,” Rugby Africa said in a statement on Tuesday.”Rugby Africa and Tunisia Rugby Union would like to express their sincere apologies to the Sables team and management for this unfortunate situation,” it added.advertisementKhaled Babbou, an executive member of both TRU and Rugby Africa, said there was no intention to disrupt Zimbabwe’s preparations for the match.”I can assure you that there was absolutely no intention to destabilise our opponents and we will make every possible effort to ensure they have a good preparation ahead of Saturday’s match,” Babbou was quoted as saying by South Africa’s News24.Zimbabwe loose-forward Takudzwa Mandiwanza said the issues started ahead of the team’s previous match, a 45-36 loss to Kenya in Nairobi last weekend.”We have not been paid our daily allowances for our duration in Kenya, including our match fees that we did not receive. Now we’re in Tunisia, we were detained at the airport for close to six hours, with no allowances given to us,” he told Zimbabwean radio station Capitalk FM, adding De Villiers had paid for the players to eat.”We’d be hungry right now. The situation is very frustrating and disheartening,” he added.There was no immediate comment from the Zimbabwe rugby authorities.Namibia currently head the Gold Cup standings with a full haul of 15 points from three matches, including an 118-0 victory over Tunisia. Zimbabwe have a draw and a defeat from their two matches.Only the top team advances automatically to the World Cup, with the second-placed side entering a play-off.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Bills to update horse racing rules move out of House committee

first_img Categories: Lauwers News 25May Bills to update horse racing rules move out of House committee Rep. Lauwers lauds effort to modernize 21-year-old lawState Rep. Dan Lauwers today praised the House Committee on Agriculture for passing legislation to modernize the 21-year-old law that regulates Michigan’s horse racing industry.Rep. Lauwers, who chairs the committee, said the current horse racing law was created in 1995, when Michigan had nine horse racing tracks. Today, only two remain – Hazel Park, which operates as a thoroughbred track, and Northville Downs, which hosts live standardbred harness racing.“The legislation we approved today better reflects the needs of Michigan’s horse racing industry,” said Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township. “I’m pleased we were able to come up with a solution that both the tracks and the horsemen’s associations are able to support.”Under the current law, the Standardbred Certified Horseman’s Organization (CHO) receives approximately 60 percent of the common purse money from the simulcast bets placed, and the Thoroughbred CHO receives approximately 40 percent. The allocations were set in 1995 because the state had significantly more standardbred tracks, so that industry was engaging in more simulcast betting. Now that only one type of each track remains, Rep. Lauwers said the arrangement doesn’t make sense.Senate Bills 504 and 505, introduced by Sen. David Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, will allow money to stay at the track where the bet is made.As passed by the House committee, the legislation also creates a seven-member Horse Racing Advisory Commission to establish procedures governing the operation and promotion of horse racing in Michigan, and make recommendations to the Legislature about how to maintain the long-term viability of the industry in Michigan. The Commission is intended to steer decisions that will strengthen and improve the vitality of the Michigan horse racing industry.“The equine industry is an important part of Michigan’s agricultural economy,” Rep. Lauwers said. “Horse racing employs more than 12,000 people and contributes nearly $1 billion to our state’s economy each year. It’s important we do what we can to ensure the industry’s survival.”The bills now head to the full House for consideration.#####last_img read more

Stratasys new J720 Dental 3D printer sets new standards for digital dentistry

first_imgBacked by more than 500,000 color combinations, the multi-material 3D printer produces extremely high resolution, patient-specific models with precise accuracy – at 1.75x the daily throughput of high-end DLP and SLA dental 3D printers Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryStratasys advanced FDM 3D printing helps Biodonostia to improve treatment for thoracic wall tumorsStratasys and Materialise bring 3D printed medical models to lifeWith capacity to outperform top-of-the-line DLP and SLA dental 3D printers, the J720 can deliver 1.75x the throughput of competitive solutions while supporting quick turnaround of urgent cases.A large build tray can print six materials simultaneously – increasing case volume and managing a full range of applications in a single print job. Reducing high-touch labor associated with management of small print bed single-material printers, the solution is able to accommodate a range of applications at one time.Combining multi-materials and full-color realism, the J720 has the potential to increase patient acceptance of case presentations – offering realistic treatment models before work ever begins. Offering faster time-to-part, the 3D printer also achieves the highest-resolution 3D prints for models.Backed by the award winning GrabCAD Print software, the J720 guarantees a simplified, all-digital workflow – making it easy to transition from CAD model to 3D printed part. The software’s workflow streamlines job management in large labs utilizing multiple systems.Cloud connectivity makes it easier for technicians to conduct remote monitoring – keeping track of multiple printers from a single source and automatically tracking material consumption and machine utilization. Enabling labs to save both time and money, the solution virtually eliminates requirements for high-touch, manual intervention. The new Stratasys J720 Dental 3D Printer sets new standards in realism for digital dentistry – leveraging more than 500,000 color combinations Labs today operate in a very competitive space where differentiation counts on mastering the digital workflow and expanding into new products and services. The J720 Dental 3D Printer is designed to change the game – allowing levels of speed, productivity and realism the market has never seen. This powers laboratories to meet the demands of a competitive market and push the boundaries of digital dentistry.”Barry Diener, Dental Segment Sales Leader, Stratasyscenter_img Feb 25 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Injecting new levels of 3D printed realism into the dental industry, the new Stratasys J720 Dental creates faster turnaround times so dental labs can streamline operations, fulfill more cases and grow new business without further capital expense. Source:https://www.stratasys.com/last_img read more

Study shows benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of people

first_img Source:https://web.iit.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 26 2019A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 34 percent of American adults, around 84.1 million in all, had prediabetes in 2015. Patients with prediabetes are at higher risk for a number of conditions – including developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.The study, published in Obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference.Related StoriesIntermittent fasting may protect against type 2 diabetesDiabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomesNew biomaterial could encapsulate and protect implanted insulin-producing cellsUsing a randomized, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the ages of 20-60 years had their blood tested over a 24-hour period after eating breakfast on three separate days. The three breakfast meals were similar in calories and macronutrients, but differed in the amount of frozen red raspberries – one meal contained no raspberries, one contained one cup of raspberries and one contained two cups of raspberries.The results showed that as the amount of raspberry intake increased, individuals at risk for diabetes needed less insulin to manage their blood glucose. When two cups of red raspberries were included in the meal, glucose concentrations were lower compared to the meal with no red raspberries. The data suggests that simple inclusion of certain fruits, such as red raspberries with meals, can have glucose lowering benefits with indications of improvements in insulin responses. These effects are particularly important for people who are overweight or obese with pre-diabetes.”People at risk for diabetes are often told to not eat fruit because of their sugar content. However, certain fruits – such as red raspberries – not only provide essential micronutrients, but also components such as anthocyanins, which give them their red color, ellagitannins and fibers that have anti-diabetic actions,” said Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., director, Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Tech. “For people who are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health risks, knowing what foods have protective benefits and working them into your diet now can be an important strategy for slowing or reversing progression to disease.”last_img read more

US national killed in Andaman on planned adventure NCST chief

first_img COMMENT The American national killed by Sentinelese tribesmen in the Andamans last month was pursuing a “planned adventure”, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has said. There are many primitive tribes like the Sentinelese in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, contact with whom is prohibited for outsiders, the commission’s chairperson Nand Kumar Sai told reporters here on Tuesday.“Preliminary investigations suggest that it was a planned adventure trip by the American national, John Allen Chau. Investigation is still on,” he said. Chau, 27, was killed by the protected and reclusive tribe off North Sentinel Island after he reached there with the help of some fishermen.Access to North Sentinel Island and its buffer zone is restricted under the Protection of Aboriginal Tribe (Regulation), 1956 and under the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Efforts are on to identify other people who assisted him in his journey, Sai said, adding that so far, seven people have been arrested in the case. “Foreign nationals always had an eye on the primitive tribes of these islands and made several attempts in the past to make contact with them. We need to protect such tribes and their habitat should be completely closed for outsiders,” he said. The NCST chairperson said the incident has no link to the withdrawal of Restricted Area Permit (RAP). The North Sentinel is one of the 29 islands in the Andamans where till June foreigners had to take special permission, the RAP, before being allowed to visit them. Even though the RAP has been withdrawn, any tourist is required to take permission from the forest department and the administration of the Andamanas as the area is protected. The administration and general public of these islands should become more vigilant in view of the recent accident. The commission is taking action against the photos and videos of these tribes which have been posted on social media, he said. The tribal communities of these islands are divided into two categories, one is now part of the mainstream and the other resists contact with outsiders, and there is need to preserve the second category, Sai said. The commission has suggested setting up of a university on these islands for development and education of the tribal communities here, he added. COMMENTS SHARE December 05, 2018center_img Andaman and Nicobar Islands Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Mumbais Tulsi lake overflows due to heavy rains

first_img Next Vidya MumbaiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:15 IST Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflowed at 7 pm on Friday. (Photo: ANI)Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflowed at 7 pm on Friday due to incessant rains. Last year, the monsoon arrived late and the lake filled to its capacity on July 9.This year, the rainfall in the catchment areas was higher and the lake overflowed.Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) said, “One of Mumbai’s sources of water supply, lake Tulsi started overflowing, today.”Tulsi is the smallest lake which has a share of 1 per cent in the total water supply. The other one is Vihar Lake. Both of the lakes are located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).Meanwhile, water quantum in lakes supplying to Mumbai’s needs rose further touching almost as much as last year’s water stocks the same day.The total water stocks on Friday was 6.35 lakh million litre or 43.92% of the required stocks.Last year on July 12, the total water stocks stood at 6.36 lakh million litre or 44 per cent of the required quantum, according to Times of India.There was a significant rise in water stocks as compared to a day earlier as well. On Thursday, the total water quantum stood at 5.47 lakh million litre or 37.83 per cent.The total required water stocks in all the seven lakes is 14.47 lakh million litres.Also Read | Mumbai rains: Flight operations briefly suspended at Chhatrapati Shivaji airport due to low visibilityAlso Watch | Mumbai rains: Is City of Dreams now Ram bharose?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Mumbai rainsFollow Tulsi lake Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflows due to heavy rainsTulsi is the smallest lake which has a share of 1 per cent in the total water supply. The other one is Vihar Lake.advertisementlast_img read more