Kalibo council wants to hasten quarantine facility project

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – The Sanguniang Bayan of thiscapital town is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to hasten theconstruction of the Provincial Quarantine Facility in the Kalibo InternationalAirport (KIA). Aklan Province’s Kalibo International Airport is considered a major gateway to Boracay Island where thousands of foreign and local tourists go to for holiday vacations. BUSINESSWORLD “Recently, residents of Kalibo have beenalarmed with the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),”she said.  “Some tourists from Asian countries who were reported to have contact with confirmed cases in some countries, hence, they were referred to Aklan’s public health facility and were advised to temporarily stay for observation. Their confinement brought worries among the residents,” the vice mayor added. Aside from the COVID-19, the BOQ is currently on heightened alert against the possible entry of the African swine fever in this town./PNcenter_img The KIA is considered a major gateway to the world-famous Boracay Island where thousands of foreign and local tourists go to for holiday vacations. Vice Mayor Cynthia Dela Cruz recently fileda resolution enjoining DOH regional director Marlyn Convocar and the Bureau ofQuarantine (BOQ) to expedite the project. “Relative to this concern, both the DOH and the BOQ are agencies mandated to protect the health of the people against the introduction of spread of diseases particularly infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases and public health emergencies of international concern from foreign countries into the Philippines hereby requested to hasten the completion of quarantine unit at KIA,” she concluded.last_img read more

I’ll see out United contract – LVG

first_img Predecessor David Moyes was given just 10 months by the board as he failed to lead United to the Champions League after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm. Van Gaal claimed just eight points from his first six Barclays Premier League games and oversaw a humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup. Louis van Gaal is adamant he will see out the entirety of his Manchester United contract despite an indifferent start to his Old Trafford reign. But the Dutchman, who penned a three-year deal in the summer, is certain he will be given time to get it right at United and is sure he will lead them back to the Champions League before 2017. “I didn’t have to come here to Manchester United. They asked me,” he told national newspapers. “And I will take United back into the Champions League yes, but not at once. “There is a trajectory and a process of three years. I have signed a three-year contract. Believe me, I shall finish that.” United’s defence has come in for much criticism since Van Gaal’s arrival, but the manager was candid in admitting that it is experience and leadership that is currently a major factor lacking from his dressing room. “At the time I was coming to the club, big leaders were leaving – (Patrice) Evra, (Nemanja) Vidic, (Rio) Ferdinand,” he said. “They were big leaders. “Also, leadership is a process – you don’t go from one day to the next and become a leader. “It’s a process and now a lot of players are in that process.” Fellow Dutchman Johan Cruyff believes Van Gaal will bring the necessary structure to United’s game but believes the key to his success will be how the new recruits such as Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao adapt. “They need to be organised because they were totally disorganised and normally Van Gaal is a very good organiser to put things his way and in the way that (they) should be,” he told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme. “That’s creating the basis. From then on you have got to build. “It depends how quickly the other players adjust themselves.” The former Barcelona boss also believes the United hierarchy made a mistake in appointing Moyes last summer after 11 years spent in charge of Everton. “Moyes is a very good coach because I’ve seen many many years in Everton but he’s not a coach which should fit with Manchester United because the focus for both teams are totally different. “That’s why the biggest mistake is to ask Moyes to come to Manchester United because it’s a totally different team, a totally different mentality. “The basic mistake was to sign him on. I think he is a great manager but not for Manchester United. He’s just a great manager for another type of team.” Van Gaal, meanwhile, believes Ryan Giggs is destined to become an excellent manager. Giggs joined United’s coaching staff on a full-time basis in the summer after calling time on a glittering playing career that saw him win 34 trophies in 23 years. United’s record appearance-maker was named caretaker boss following the Moyes’ dismissal, and Van Gaal thinks the Welshman has all the qualities to become a successful manager in the long-term. Writing in his programme notes ahead of United’s game against Everton, Van Gaal said: “Ryan is a true sportsman and a great ambassador of the game. “During his playing career, he achieved everything possible at club level and holds many records that I am sure will never be surpassed by any other player. “It is a pleasure to have Ryan as my assistant manager. He has grown up at this club, he lives and breathes Manchester United, he is developing into an excellent coach and I am sure in the coming years he will make a very good manager.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Ireland working towards targets

first_img When the men in green resume their World Cup campaign against United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday, it will be nine days since they signalled intent and demonstrated capability with an opening win over West Indies. That victory, a shock to many but not to the Irish as captain William Porterfield and several other senior players were at pains to point out afterwards, is a consolidation of similar success at previous World Cups. Press Association Ireland’s short-term ambition is to reach the knockout stages Down Under, and victory over fellow qualifiers UAE is a must to that end. But the bigger picture is to shake up world cricket sufficiently to earn a seat at the top table – both in the next World Cup in England and, Ireland hope, as a future Test-playing nation. Niall O’Brien, whose unbeaten 79 ensured a famous four-wicket win over the Windies in Nelson, has since been fighting the Irish cause off the pitch via Twitter. He has welcomed some high-profile help too, from two greats of the game – Sachin Tendulkar, and Mahela Jayawardene. India’s master batsman spoke out in support of increased opportunities for associate nations, and then Jayawardene – after his match-winning hundred against Afghanistan on Sunday – made it clear he does not agree with International Cricket Council plans to streamline future World Cups and therefore make qualification so much harder for teams like Ireland. O’Brien tweeted: “Great to see @sachin_rt getting behind Ireland etc to gain more exposure and more cricket. couldn’t have wished for a better supporter for us.” Jaywardene made the point that his country, World Cup winners in 1996 and runners-up in the last two editions, might never have had those opportunities without a leg-up from global administrators. Jayawardene’s remarks were retweeted by O’Brien. He had told a post-match press conference: “When I was asked that question a couple of years ago I said no to that, because I think Sri Lanka got that same opportunity in 1975 as an associate member. “If we hadn’t had that opportunity, we probably wouldn’t have been here – so I think it’s important that we nurture and we look after these associate members. “They are playing some good cricket – give them the opportunity they deserve.” Ireland must help themselves by staying on course for the knockout stages against a UAE team who lost their opening match to Zimbabwe last week. Ireland continue to press their claims on the world stage, off the field as well as on it.last_img read more

Police: Boca Daycare Worker Arrested for Breaking Child’s Leg

first_imgBoca Raton police say a former daycare teacher is under arrest for child abuse after allegedly breaking a 3-year-old child’s leg by kneeling on it because he was misbehaving in class. The boy told his mom he got hurt when his teacher, 24-year-old Estefany Acosta, sat on him because he was acting out.The child’s mother and father told police that the daycare originally informed them that their 3-year-old son sustained an injury from kicking a metal chair.last_img

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2019: U Mumba Play Out Tense Tie Against Puneri Paltan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bengaluru: U Mumba and Puneri Paltan shared the points after their Prokabaddi League match ended in a tense 33-33 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. Abhishek Singh clinched a Super 10 (11 raid points) for U Mumba as they clawed their back from being six points down in the final five minutes to secure a crucial draw.The match got off to a slow start with both sets of raiders cautious of the strong defences they were up against.  Nitin Tomar was bullied off the mat in his first raid of the match and that set the tone for the first half with both sets of defences performing admirable tackles.Sandeep Narwal was in his ‘beast mode’ for U Mumba, while Pune’s Manjeet showed his versatility as an All-Rounder, pulling off impressive Super Tackles.  But Mumbai’s raiders were slightly better on the mat and Season Two champions inflicted the first All-Out of the match in the tenth minute to open up a six-point lead.Pune didn’t lose their cool after the All-Out though and ensured they stayed in the game for the remainder of the first half. Mumbai led Pune 16-12 at half-time. Pune, coached by former U Mumba star Anup Kumar, kept doing their work cleverly in the second half, and a smart move by young raider Pankaj Mohite—jumping into the lobby when he saw the defenders rushing at him—fetched his side three points and pushed the Mumbai teams towards an All-Out.Pune clinched the All-Out within five minutes after the restart to level the points at 20-20.  With Nitin Tomar out injured, the raiding duties had fallen heavily on Manjeet’s shoulder but the all-rounder was more than up to the challenge.His three-point raid in the tenth minute meant U Mumba had to face another battle to prevent an All-Out—one which they failed with five minutes remaining to hand over a six-point lead to Pune.But some clever raiding by Abhishek Singh, and a few miscalculated moves by Pune’s defenders, allowed the Mumbai side to make a comeback and level the points in the penultimate move of the match. Hadi Tajik held his ground in the final raid to see out a draw. last_img read more

India’s Shaw handed eight-month suspension for doping violation

first_img(REUTERS) – India batsman Prithvi Shaw has been handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation after ingesting a prohibited substance Terbutaline, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday.The BCCI said Shaw, who made his Test debut last year, admitted to the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) but the 19-year-old asserted that it was ‘inadvertent’, ingesting the substance when he had used an over-the-counter cough syrup.“Prithvi Shaw, registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for doping violation,” BCCI said in a statement here. “Mr Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.“Mr Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing programme during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019 in Indore. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline.“The BCCI is satisfied with Mr Shaw’s explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat a respiratory tract infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug.”The suspension has been backdated because Shaw admitted to taking the banned substance, in line with BCCI ADR Article 10.10.2, with the ban deemed to have started on March 16 and ending on November 15.Shaw released a statement later yesterday saying he accepted the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.“I accept my fate with all sincerity,” Shaw said on Twitter. “I have to take this in my stride and hope it inspires others in our sports fraternity too in India.“We, as athletes, need to be extremely careful in taking any medicine for the smallest of medical ailments even if the medicine is available over the counter.”Shaw last played for India in a Test match against West Indies in October last year and has not been picked in the squad for their tour of the Caribbean next month.However, Shaw will be allowed to resume training with his state team after midnight on September 15.The BCCI also said that two other domestic cricketers – Akshay Dullarwar (Vidarbha) and Divya Gajraj (Rajasthan) – were suspended for eight and six months, respectively, for similar inadvertent doping offences.last_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said on the ACC teleconference: Wilson to start for Coleman at DE, SU’s DBs, feeding Etta-Tawo

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) will face No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0) for the first time since 2003, when the then-No. 4 Hokies dismantled the Orange, 51-7. The two teams will face each other in the Carrier Dome and kick off at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Syracuse head coach Dino Babers spoke on the ACC teleconference Wednesday.Here are three things he said.Kendall Coleman is out for the first half against Virginia Tech; De’Jon Wilson to startIn what Babers called a “bang-bang” play Monday at his weekly press conference, Syracuse defensive end Kendall Coleman hit Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford high after the latter had thrown the ball. After an in-game review, Coleman was called for targeting. The penalty carries a one-half suspension, which will be enforced in SU’s game against Virginia Tech. Babers said earlier this week that the hit would be reviewed, but he was told that in the ACC the hits are only reviewed in-game and the call on the field can’t be changed.De’Jon Wilson is set to start in Coleman’s place Saturday, Babers said. In limited action this season, Wilson has just half a sack, which came in the first half against Notre Dame, and three tackles. Coleman has yet to record a sack but has been one of SU’s key defensive linemen. He’s tied for the lead among defensive linemen with 18 tackles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU is thin on the defensive line. Josh Black appeared to tweak his ankle against Wake Forest. If Black can’t go, redshirt freshman Jake Pickard and freshman Kenneth Ruff could see more playing time throughout SU’s matchup with Virginia Tech. Earlier in the season, defensive tackle Chris Slayton had played at defensive end. An injury to Kayton Samuels bumped Slayton back inside, but Samuels is now healthy. SU could compensate for its injuries by moving Slayton back to defensive end.SU’s secondary has been ‘decimated’ by injuriesSyracuse lost starting cornerback Juwan Dowels and starting safety Antwan Cordy early in the season, and SU’s defensive backfield has struggled to fully replace the two since. It also lost Kielan Whitner for a short time because of an injury. The Orange ranks 106th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (273.5). Syracuse was torched through the air by Louisville for 431 yards and Notre Dame for 471 yards.Rodney Williams, Daivon Ellison and Whitner have all played safety for Syracuse. Ellison has been the best of the three, and is one of SU’s best tacklers in the open field. After not getting much playing time in the Orange’s first two games, Ellison has 37 tackles, good for third on the team.“We’ve got people rolling in and out of the lineup back there, and it’s hard to be extremely consistent,” Babers said. “Outside of Corey Winfield, I’m not sure we’ve been consistent at any of the other three spots back there.”The Orange will face one of the nation’s most efficient passing attacks in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Virginia Tech’s offense is 11th in the nation in passing efficiency.He’ll go to Amba Etta-Tawo as much as possible Babers said Etta-Tawo’s early season success has drawn in NFL teams already. Because he won’t have Etta-Tawo, who is a graduate transfer, next season, Babers said he wants to maximize him for the next six or seven games.“The way I look at it is somebody is going to be taking advantage of him next year,” Babers said. “I’ve only got seven games left. I’ll try to use him as much as I can.”In Syracuse’s matchup against Wake Forest, SU hardly threw Etta-Tawo’s way. In the first half, the offense was hampered by remnants from Hurricane Matthew, but the weather cleared up in the second half. Etta-Tawo finished the game with just four catches for 36 yards, both season lows. He still leads the country in receiving yards, however, at 876 yards, 16 more than Louisiana Tech’s Trent Taylor.SU’s offensive line struggled to pick up Wake Forest’s blitzes, another reason Eric Dungey couldn’t throw to his best receiver. The blitzes shortened his time in the pocket and didn’t let Etta-Tawo get far enough down the field. Commentslast_img read more

COLUMN: Despite the hate, Tom Brady deserves some respect

first_imgIt’s only three days till Super Bowl Sunday — one of the best events on the face of the earth and the one day you don’t mind sitting through 10 minutes of ads to watch five minutes of football. And with the New England Patriots playing in the Big Game once again, it’s also time for 99 percent of the NFL’s fan base to rip on one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.As someone who lived outside of the United States until attending high school in New England, it truly shocked me to see the amount of vitriol people hurled at Brady and Bill Belichick when I arrived in Los Angeles. Sure, I knew they wouldn’t be the borderline deities they are inside Patriots Nation (I had a friend who seriously considered swapping his presidential vote from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump after Belichick unofficially endorsed the latter), but I at least expected begrudging respect — the same kind you are forced to give to the Golden State Warriors or any other organization that breaks the sport because it’s just too damn good. Alas, all I hear outside of New England are calls of “cheater” and constant reminders of Spygate and Deflategate.I feel sorry for those who are too blinded by hate to appreciate Brady’s play. The fact is that if the Patriots emerge victorious on Sunday, Brady will be the greatest quarterback in football history (if he isn’t already). No ifs, ands or buts. By almost every metric, be it passing stats or rings or MVP awards, Brady will have surpassed the likes of Joe Montana and John Elway. He’s already played in the most Super Bowls ever, with two undeserved flukes as losses — and this is coming from a Giants fan who deliriously cheered on Eli Manning in the heart of Patriots territory in 2012. If Asante Samuel doesn’t drop a gimme interception late in Super Bowl XLII, if either Wes Welker or Aaron Hernandez doesn’t drop a game-clinching first down in Super Bowl XLVI, we’d be watching Brady play for his seventh championship.Yet people remain hung up on crucifying the quarterback for … what, exactly? Deflating footballs (allegedly)? His friendship with President Trump? There have been far too many heinous offenses committed by NFL players over the years, ranging from domestic violence to straight-up murder, and somehow Brady, a man who hasn’t been the culprit in any of those crimes, remains one of the most hated players in the league. Let’s just say that Brady was guilty to the maximum extent in all Patriot controversies during his career for the sake of argument. Let’s say he conspired with the referees to get the ball back in 2001’s Tuck Rule Game; let’s say he masterminded Spygate in 2007 with Belichick and then decided not to send the tapes to the NFL in the subsequent investigation; let’s say he deflated New England’s footballs to his advantage before the 2015 AFC Championship Game.Forgetting that the first two hypotheticals are laughably far-fetched, where would this leave Brady’s legacy? He’d be a serial cheater — which isn’t good — but even then, would that mean he deserves more criticism than, say, Peyton Manning? Manning was a universally adored figure throughout his career, even though he was accused of sexually harassing a trainer while playing college football at Tennessee and dealt with allegations of human growth hormone use in the last year of his career. What about rising Kansas City superstar Tyreek Hill, who has electrified the NFL after getting expelled from Oklahoma State for choking his pregnant girlfriend?Say what you want about Brady’s alleged on-field transgressions, but at least they were indeed on the field. And when you restrict the conversation to the gridiron, none of Brady’s controversies did anything to hurt his football legacy: The Tuck Rule was a bad rule that was correctly called (New England had actually fallen victim to it earlier that season against the New York Jets), the Patriots lost in the 2008 Super Bowl and Deflategate was a moot point in a 45-7 blowout. Not to mention that Brady’s story is a sports-movie-like underdog story, rising from a scrawny late-round pick and failed baseball prospect to the greatest quarterback of all time. Seriously, what is there to hate about this dude?Perhaps it all boils down to jealousy. To borrow a Trumpism, Brady is winning, winning, winning — winning so much that people are tired of him winning. He has the best coach, the best endorsement deals and the best family. We can’t relate to his rocket arm, transcendent football IQ, dashing looks or supermodel wife.But I urge all haters to reconsider their views: Brady isn’t greatness in the making — he is greatness personified. Before he’s gone, take the time to appreciate his journey to where he is today and his surgical precision from the pocket, the likes of which we will never see again. Because when the confetti rains down on Brady in Houston on Sunday, it would be nice to give the GOAT a salute rather than the finger. He deserves that much.Ollie Jung is a junior studying print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Jung Money,” runs on Thursdays.last_img read more

Syracuse senior Frank Howard suspended for failed drug test, 3 familiar with situation say

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse senior point guard Frank Howard has been suspended indefinitely because he failed a drug test before the NCAA Tournament, three people familiar with the situation told The Daily Orange on Wednesday night. It is unclear when the testing took place.“The NCAA conducts testing at its championships, and year round on campus in Division I and II programs,” according to the NCAA website. “In addition, the majority of institutions conduct their own institutional testing programs independent of NCAA drug testing.”The penalty for failing an NCAA test related to a performance-enhancing drug means a student-athlete loses one full year of eligibility for a first offense, according to the NCAA. Tampering with an NCAA drug test results in a student-athlete being declared ineligible for participation in postseason competition. Not showing up for an NCAA drug test, or refusing to provide a sample, results in the same penalty as a positive drug test result for a PED.  Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Pete Moore, SU Athletics’ director of athletic communications for men’s basketball, issued a statement saying Howard “will not play in the NCAA Tournament for an indefinite period of time due to a violation of athletic department policy.” The news came a day before No. 8 seed Syracuse (20-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) was set to play No. 9 seed Baylor (19-13, 10-8 Big 12) in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTalia Trackim | Digital Design DirectorWhen contacted by The D.O. on Wednesday night, Moore declined to comment any further on the situation and referenced his earlier statement.“(Frank) won’t be here with us tomorrow,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said Wednesday afternoon in Salt Lake City, before the Orange practiced. Howard did not appear in practice or for interviews Wednesday. Howard, a senior point guard and leader, was coming off his best performance all season, a 28-point showing in a loss to Duke during the ACC Tournament last week. He stood alongside junior guard Tyus Battle three days later when Syracuse earned an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament, answering questions from reporters. On Tuesday, Howard traveled with SU and practiced in the Utah Jazz practice facility with the rest of the team. Syracuse players found out about the suspension once it was made public Wednesday evening, junior guard Tyus Battle said.“He failed a drug test. Not sure what kind or when it happened,” said a former player, who was one of the three people familiar with the situation. Howard’s suspension late in the season is not the first time Syracuse has entered the NCAA Tournament short-handed. Former SU center Fab Melo was ruled academically ineligible two days prior to then-No. 1 seed Syracuse’s first-round matchup with UNC Asheville in 2012. The Orange lost in the Elite Eight without Melo. Dayshawn Wright and Josh Wright each reportedly failed drug tests in 2005 and didn’t play in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament, during which Syracuse fell to Vermont. Syracuse is scheduled to tip-off with Baylor on Thursday at 9:57 p.m. in Salt Lake City and will be without their longest-tenured starter. Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Commentslast_img read more

Our man in NJ… 888 relocates Yaniv Sherman to lead US expansion

first_img 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share 888 Holdings has confirmed that it will relocate Yaniv Sherman, current Head of Group Commercial Development to its New Jersey strategic office.Sherman will be tasked with expanding 888’s commercial opportunities within the radically changed US gambling market post PASPA.An 888 executive since 2007, Sherman has led group-wide commercial initiatives and projects, for the London-listed online gambling group B2B and B2C divisions, working alongside 888’s core brands.The relocation will see Sherman, boost 888’s current US-proposition which at present services a New Jersey licensed online poker room and casino vertical.Updating investors Itai Frieberger, CEO of 888, commented: “Yaniv’s relocation to our New Jersey office is another important step in 888’s long-term development in the regulated US market.”The recent Supreme Court decision to repeal PASPA and the potential for state-by-state regulation of sports betting in the US presents 888 with a unique opportunity to leverage our cutting-edge technology and market know-how to further expand our footprint in what could be the biggest regulated online gaming market in the world in a few years. We are very excited by these opportunities and are confident that Yaniv’s track record, strong relationships with regulators and partners, and his deep knowledge of the American market, will help 888 to further expand in the US as regulation allows.” 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more