Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We don’t care who they put out there,” Beasley said. “They could put a bunch of toddlers out there. Once the game starts, the game starts.”Enes Kanter had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Troy Williams added 11 for the Knicks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCristiano Felicio scored a career-high 17 points for the Bulls, who were missing their top three scorers and went 3-for-30 from 3-point range. Bobby Portis and Antonio Blakeney scored 16 points apiece.The Knicks used an 11-0 run to end the second quarter and take a 47-37 halftime lead. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Wild night in Miami: Heat top Nuggets in 2 OTs In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Felicio scored Chicago’s first 11 points of the second half and the Bulls pulled within four, 56-52, on Denzel Valentine’s layup with 7:45 left.That was close as they would get, as the Knicks followed with a 21-5 stretch and opened up a 77-57 lead on the second of Hardaway’s consecutive 3-pointers with 2:35 left in the quarter.“We are out there competing,” Valentine said. “Everybody competes and gives it there all with their minutes, but if the ball don’t go in the basket, you lose. We got 12 more games left and we have to make the most of them.”New York led 83-67 at the end of the third, and the Bulls got within 10 points midway through the fourth. The Knicks responded with an 11-2 run that put away a win that doesn’t mean much for a team bound for the draft lottery.“I don’t think it’s for real, like ‘We’re going to tank,’” said Kyle O’Quinn, who had of the Knicks’ season-high 61 rebounds. “But, I think it’s encouraged. You know, why not? But, I don’t think you can get five guys out on the court and tell them to lose as professionals.”TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) drives against Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — The Knicks have won two straight games for the first time in almost two months, and they’re not apologizing for the caliber of their competition.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 17 as New York beat the depleted Chicago Bulls 110-92 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments 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 Bulls: Coach Fred Hoiberg said Kris Dunn was being put in a walking boot after he suffered a right toe sprain against Memphis on Thursday. Dunn also missed Chicago’s game against Cleveland on Saturday. … The Bulls had beaten the Knicks in the teams’ previous three meetings this season.Knicks: Courtney Lee returned after missing Saturday’s game for personal reasons. Lance Thomas missed his second straight game for personal reasons. … The Knicks ended their five-game homestand at 2-3.MISSING THE POINTChicago’s Zach LaVine (16.7 points per game), Lauri Markkanen (14.9) and Dunn (13.4) were out with injuries, while Robin Lopez (12) was dressed but did not play. Nikola Mirotic, who had been leading the Bulls in scoring (16.8), was traded to New Orleans on February 1.“It doesn’t change the game plan at all,” Jeff Hornacek said. “We are still trying to do what we are supposed to do offensively and defensively. The scouting report changes a little bit in terms of what you do with Markkanen or what you do with Dunn. So that part changes. Other than that, we are trying. It is not like we have all our guys either.”HONORING A HERODuring a timeout, the Knicks honored former Army Staff Sgt. Alfredo De Los Santos and presented him with a $10,000 scholarship for his daughter, Josely. De Los Santos lost his right leg when he was wounded in Afghanistan in 2008. He is now a professional hand cyclist who had a 4th-place finish at the 2016 Paralympics.ALTERNATE UNIVERSEThe Bulls lost to the Cavaliers on Saturday and dropped consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 26-27. The Knicks, who beat the Hornets on Saturday, won consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 26-30.LONELY VALENTINEDenzel Valentine is the only player on either team who has played in every game this season. He has started 34 of the Bulls’ 70 games.UP NEXTBulls: Host Denver on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit Miami on Wednesday. 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Regional consultations on Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), which were being held to raise awareness of Guyana’s GSDS and to encourage meaningful participation from communities by identifying and prioritising the needs and expectations they have for their region, last week concluded with the final consultation being held in Kato, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).During the six-month awareness campaign, which began in April, 2018, 33 consultations were conducted in the 10 administrative regions. These sessions were conducted by expert teams from the Government of Guyana’s Department of Environment and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), with assistance from the World Wildlife Fund Guianas (WWF).Meetings were held in the following cluster areas; Aishalton, Annai, Anna Regina, Bartica, Belladrum, Bush Lot, Charity, Corriverton, Diamond, Georgetown, Kamarang, Karasabai, Kato, Klien Pouderoyen, Kwakwani, Lethem, Linden, Mabaruma, Mahaicony, Mahdia, Matthew’s Ridge, Moraikobe, Moruca, New Amsterdam, Orealla, Parika, Port Kaituma, Rose Hall, Shulinab, Soesdyke, St Cuthberts and Number 8 Village.Participants of the sittings were requested to share their ideas and vision for how they would like to see development in Guyana over the next 20 years, as their inputs from these consultations will influence and guide the final Strategy submission.Among the priority areas need to be addressed in both hinterland and coastal consultations were the improper management of solid waste, inadequate infrastructure, lack of health and educational services and lack of suitable facilities. Domestic violence and substance abuse were also on the list of things to be addressed.The Green State Development Strategy is Guyana’s national development plan that sets out investment priorities for economic and social development over the next 20 years. It is based on the principles of a ‘green economy’ which aims to improve standards of living, ensure social equity and reduce reliance on resource-intensive sectors and open new and sustainable income opportunities for Guyanese citizens.The Green State Development Strategy will focus on guiding Guyana along a path of development that delivers a clean and healthy environment that provides opportunities to earn a decent wage and enjoy standards of living that promote happy, healthy and wholesome individuals, families and communities.
In letters sent to the District of Chetwynd and the Peace River Regional District, Penggui Yan, the Chairman of HD Mining, said that Lekstrom had agreed to work with the company to help construct the new Murray River Coal Mine. Yan says in the letters – which were posted on the districts’ websites – that Lekstrom will use his local perspective and experience to help the company engage with the community.HD Mining has been given approval to extract coal samples from its proposed project near Tumbler Ridge, in northeastern B.C. Earlier this year, the company won a Federal Court battle over its plans to bring in more than 200 temporary foreign workers from China. – Advertisement –
Five students from north east B.C. enrolled in the Northern Medical Program celebrated their graduation in Prince George on Saturday. Of the five graduates four are from Dawson Creek, and the other is from Fort St. John.Graduates of the program will now enter into two to seven years of medical residency and fellowship training depending on their specialty.Overall 20 graduates will be going into family residency programs, and nine of those will be training in northern B.C.- Advertisement -The five students from the region are Omesh Syal, Jayden McIntyre, Elizabeth Weninger, and Sheldon Clark from Dawson Creek, and Taya O’Neill from Fort St. John.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Joe Foy of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee is targeting both levels of senior government on his New Year wish list, and he has focussed on two key issues here in northeast B.C.He argues the government in Victoria seems to have lost its way in terms of protecting the environment and in the creating jobs.- Advertisement -The Wilderness Committee — with a stated Mission to protect Canada’s bio-diversity through strategic research and grassroots public education — now has a membership of over 30,000.
0Shares0000Brazil fans cheer on Nikolskaya street in Moscow which has become the scene of a daily street party © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Hooligans have been conspicuously absent from the World Cup and Russia’s sense of vindication is palpable.The beating muscle-bound Russian thugs inflicted on England supporters in France during Euro 2016 was still a major talking point in the run-up to the biggest event in sport. Violence became a leitmotif of British and the broader media’s coverage and a foil used by critics of President Vladimir Putin’s rule.Few things insensed Moscow more than another retelling of the chairs thrown and punches landed in Marseille.Now the group stage of matches is over and little has disturbed the peace besides the all-night singing of happy fans in the streets.Some things have gone wrong.Russian hooligans clashed with England fans in Marseille during Euro 2016 © AFP / LEON NEALArgentina got fined after its supporters pounced on a Croatia rival and kicked him while he was down in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.Three England fans were banned for performing an anti-Semitic song in a Volgograd pub.And several female TV reporters have been groped and sexually harassed while doing their job.But the host nation has emerged largely unblemished and the naysayers are being proven wrong.This is Russia’s “told you so” moment — and state media are relishing every minute of it.“The British press used ‘those scary Russians’ to frighten its fans so much ahead of the World Cup that most of them decided to stay home,” Channel One television said in a typical evening news broadcast.“Now it looks like the fans who did come are no longer reading the English papers.”Vesti television said all the good news coming out of Russia “is probably especially difficult for Western politicians to hear.”– Carrots and sticks –Plenty of European media had actually stopped predicting a World Cup bloodbath by the final months of preparations.Security experts say hooligans may flex their muscle again when the police presence relaxes after the World Cup © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVVarious hooligans told Western reporters that the Kremlin had been using a carrot-and-stick approach to ensure Russia was not embarrassed with the world watching.The feared FSB security service locked up several hooligan leaders to signal they meant business after decades of doing little to counter football fights.Others were interrogated in night raids on their apartments and given two options: either vanish for the duration of the World Cup or face years in jail for the most minor offence.“From what they told me, Russian fans never intended to start anything during the World Cup,” said Moscow Echo radio sports commentator Alexei Durnovo.Security analysts said the bigger danger is probably coming from supporters of other teams with flourishing football underworlds.Experts said these include countries in the Balkans and the traditional powerhouse Germany. England is always a menace and the Nordic states are starting to make noise of their own.Russia says it is managing to avert violence by deploying a so-called Fan ID system that requires each ticket holder to undergo a security background check.Those who passed are only allowed stadium entry with a card featuring their photo and a personal identity chip.“There is little question that the Fan ID system has played its role,” said independent Russian security analyst Alexander Golts.Less certain is what happens to the Russian hooligan culture once all the tourists clear out and the much less glamorous domestic football season kicks off in September.Russian hooliganism monitor Robert Ustian said authorities were all but certain to relax the rules because they had been collaborating with far-right movements for years.The “firms” that hooligan leaders run are highly hierarchical and can be mobilised at any moment should the Kremlin require a show of support on the streets.“Let’s ask ourselves why Russia can’t always be like it is during the World Cup,” said Ustian.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Paddy Power have ranked Harps as 20-1 outsiders to upset the odds against St Pat’s on Sunday.Paddy Power has priced Finn Harps at an incredible 20-1 to upset the odds and defeat St Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI Cup semi-final on Sunday.Harps have been notoriously difficult to beat all season and have enjoyed a solid campaign under the guidance of Ollie Horgan.This season is the first time since 1999 that Harps have reached an FAI cup semi-final, but Paddy Power has completely dismissed their chances of causing an upset on Sunday by pricing them at 20-1. Donegal were 10-1 outsiders in some bookmakers against Dublin, and Harps are double the odds to repeat the same feat and upset the Dubs in their own backyard.Many felt those odds were disrespectful to Donegal and the same is being said about Harps.In a two horse, to price a team at 20-1 is disrespectful, and it’s bound to give Ollie Horgan added motivation to cause an upset, although they’ll hardly need anymore motivation with the carrot of an FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium on offer.Odds of a draw are 7-1 to won, and that’s a great bet when you consider the amount of matches Harps have drawn this season coupled with how well they’re organised under Horgan. It’s been reported that Harps have sold in the region of 400 tickets for Sunday’s cup clash which is also being televised live on TV on RTE Two at 1.45pm. FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL: HARPS A WHOPPING 20-1 TO UPSET ST.PAT’S IN FAI CUP was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:fai cupfinn harpsnewsPaddy POwerSport
The trolley crisis at Letterkenny University Hospital will be discussed in special Dáil debate today.The issue will be raised by Deputy Charlie McConalogue and will concentrate on the acute overcrowding situation at hospital.A total of 45 patients were waiting on trolleys yesterday (Wednesday) and the maximum capacity protocol has been in place for the last week. The issue will be heard during Topical Issues, which is due to begin at 5pm.To watch or record a live feed go to http://bit.ly/1ODu0INWatch Letterkenny hospital trolley crisis raised in the Dail live today was last modified: November 17th, 2016 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)
Continuing our very popular Medical Matters column, Dr Ciaran Roarty of Scally Medical Practise in Letterkenny discusses meningitis.Meningitis has been in the news recently with tragic outcomes. So what exactly is it? And what do we need to know. IF YOU SUSPECT IT – GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues around the brain – the meninges. It is very serious and can be caused by either viruses, bacteria or less commonly fungi. Often a blood infection or septicaemia will be present also. Thankfully bacterial meningitis and accompanying septicaemia have become less common with vaccination. Most bacterial meningitis are caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitis or Meningococcus but there are other bacteria which are less common causes.Anyone can be affected but the most common age group affected with meningococcal meningitis are children under the age of 5 and teenagers.Viral meningitis is more common than bacterial meningitis and is usually a complication of a viral illness. Most affected people go on to make a full recovery. Fungal causes for meningitis along with TB meningitis are thankfully very rare.So how do we get it? Meningococcus and certain other causes of bacterial meningitis live without causing harm in about 1 in 4 of us. Close contact, kissing or sneezing can result in this bacteria being transmitted and rarely the immune system is overcome and septicaemia and/or meningitis results.We don’t know why some people are unaffected by this bacteria while others are, with devastating results. The risk of catching it from another affected person is low but can happen. Other bacterial causes of meningitis may get into the meninges from infection in other parts of the body.Viral meningitis can be caused by mumps, herpes, chickenpox and influenza as well as other viral infections.What are the symptoms?This is the important part. Not all symptoms occur and sometimes the classical symptoms of a rash or stiff neck may not occur at all, or only very late. Early warning signs include feeling or looking generally unwell. The patient may be feverish, tired and nausea.These are quite common symptoms of many illnesses unfortunately!Early symptoms which may arouse suspicion include leg pains, cold hands or feet even when the child has a fever as well as pale, dusky or blue-ish tinge to the skin around the lips.The meningitis rash is common with meningococcal infection but does not always appear. Small red or purple dots appear anywhere and often grow and look like a bruise. The glass test involves pressing a glass on the rash – if the rash does not fade get it checked out immediately.Other symptoms in babies include crying excessively – often different or higher pitch than their usual cry, rapid breathing, fever, irritability, food refusal, vomiting, drowsiness, a bulging soft spot at the top of the head (fontanelle) and sometimes jerky or even floppy movements with pale or blotchy skin.In older children or adults symptoms include fevers, shivers, cold hands and feet, headache, stiff neck, avoidance of bright lights, drowsiness, fast breathing and generalised aches and pains and repeated vomiting.The difficult thing about meningitis is that symptoms often develop rapidly and not all symptoms occur. Initially, it may look like a flu with temperatures, headaches and vomiting. The difference is that the symptoms worsen, and rapidly.Will this be diagnosed in my GP surgery?Your GP may suspect meningitis, and in fact, may even initiate treatment, but hospital-based tests and treatment are required urgently. Blood tests, lumbar puncture and scans are required.Treatment.Bacterial meningitis needs urgent injected antibiotics and often intensive care may be required to treat complications like shock and administer other medicines such as steroids.Viral meningitis may be treated initially with antibiotics until tests confirm that the cause is viral. Then antibiotics are stopped and other medicines may be used because antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.Whats the prognosis Doctor?The earlier the treatment, the better the prognosis. Most people make a good recovery if treatment is initiated early enough. The fact that bacterial meningitis can mimic other less serious conditions initially can make recognition difficult however and delay treatment. Complications can include loss of hearing, epilepsy, learning problems, kidney, bone and joint problems. Viral meningitis, while very unpleasant, usually results in a full recovery.Can we prevent it?VACCINATE!Children are routinely vaccinated against certain causes of meningitis eg Hib, Meningococcus C, Pneumococcus and Mumps, and for children born after October 2016 Meningococcus B. Unfortunately children born before October 2016 will not receive Meningococcus B (Men B) vaccine in their routine vaccination schedule, but this can be requested privately from your GP as a catch up.Dr Ciaran Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasoundis a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111www.scallys.ie,Scally McDaid Medical Practice on FacebookDr Ciaran Roarty at the Scally/McDaid surgery in Letterkenny.Medical Matters: What is meningitis and what we need to know was last modified: March 22nd, 2018 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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:Dr Ciaran RoartyMedical MattersScally Practise
SANTA CLARA — The Cleveland Browns enter Levi’s Stadium for the first time Monday night to face the 49ers (3-0), and the Browns (2-2) come in with a share of the AFC North lead. How does that make coach Freddie Kitchens feel?Here are the highlights of his Wednesday conference call with Bay Area media, starting with his final and most poignant comment:On if he’s happy the Browns have leveled their record to 2-2 and a share of first place:“Nah. I wouldn’t … I’m just happy we’re going to come …