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first_imgWindies warm-upsST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies will use unofficial Twenty20 games against minnows Zimbabwe in Sharjah as part of their preparation for next month’s T20 World Cup in India, the West Indies Cricket Board announced yesterday. The Caribbean side will take on Zimbabwe on Saturday and then again next Monday, with both games slated for the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. West Indies are currently in Dubai for a preparation camp ahead of the March 8 to April 3 T20 World Cup.They will also play two T20s against English County team Warwickshire at the ICC Global Cricket Academy on March 4 and again two days later. Following the fixtures, West Indies will fly to Kolkata on March 7, where they play official warm-up games against India on March 10 and against Australia on March 13.West Indies have been drawn in Group One of the Super 10 preliminary round stage, where they will face England, South Africa and Sri Lanka.The group will be completed by either Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Scotland or Zimbabwe, who do battle in a pre-tournament round of qualifiers.WI Women winWest Indies Women defeated South Africa Women by 16 runs in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series at Buffalo Park here yesterday.Scores: WEST INDIES WOMEN 214 for seven off 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 56, Britney Cooper 55 not out, Deandra Dottin 28, Shemaine Campbelle 26; Dane van Niekerk 2-25, Shabnim Ismail 2-40, Sune Luus 2-50). SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN 198 all out off 48.5 overs (Marizanne Kapp 69 not out, Trisha Chetty 47, Shabnim Ismail 34; Deandra Dottin 5-34, Shaquana Quintyne 2-15, Anisa Mohammed 2-36).FIFA reduces bans for Blatter, PlatiniZURICH (AP):Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA’s appeal body yesterday, two days before the sport’s ruling body tries to turn the page on years of scandals by electing a new president. Blatter and Platini were initially found guilty of wrongdoing by FIFA’s independent ethics committee, which is led by a German judge, over a previously-secret 2011 financial transaction.Platini, the UEFA president, said not being cleared was an “insulting decision, shameful and a denial of rights” and announced he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Blatter, as FIFA president, authorised a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) to Platini, which was found to be unethical and a conflict of interest. But following hearings last week, an in-house appeal committee comprising members of federations voting in tomorrow’s presidential election decided to relax the suspensions. The committee is headed by Larry Mussenden of Bermuda, who is currently campaigning to win a May vote to become president of CONCACAF and a FIFA vice president.Djokovic wins 700th career matchDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Novak Djokovic earned his 700th career match win at the expense of Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships yesterday. Djokovic, who joined the tour a decade ago, has a 700-146 career match record.He’s one of three active players to reach 700 wins, the others being Roger Federer with 1,067, and Rafael Nadal on 775.”Sounds like I played many matches in my career,” a smiling Djokovic told the crowd.last_img read more

Estrella shines as Mapua stuns Perpetual in battle of also-rans

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ The senior guard fired nine of his 22 points in the payoff period, to go with four rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the win.“During our last huddle, coach was telling us that this is for JP (Nieles). He gave his all and that happened, so we didn’t let this game go,” shared Estrella as the team dedicated the win to their teammate JP Nieles, who hurt his left knee with 5:16 left in the fourth quarter.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 folkMapua faced a 64-57 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter, but Estrella scored seven of the Cardinals’ last 11 points, none bigger than his go-ahead trey at the top of the key with 20.6 seconds to go to give his side a 74-71 lead.GJ Ylagan tried to tie the game, but his trey went in-and-out, which led to Leo Gabo scoring the dagger layup with 10.6 ticks on the clock. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Scores:MAPUA 76 – Estrella 22, Buñag 19, Victoria 14, Aguirre 9, Gabo 6, Raflores 6, Jimenez 0, Nieles 0, Orquina 0, Pelayo 0.PERPETUAL 71 – Ylagan 22, Pido 18, Eze 15, Sadiwa 5, Yuhico 5, Lucente 4, Dagangon 2, Clemente 0, Coronel 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0.Quarters: 22-17, 38-42, 55-55, 76-71. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES NU, UP dominate their way to finals berths in UAAP badminton Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Christian Buñag chimed in 19 markers and 14 boards, while Laurenz Victoria got 14 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for Mapua.The Cardinals moved up to ninth place in the team standings with their 3-12 card.Perpetual suffered its fifth straight defeat and fell down to 4-11 in the battle of also-rans.Ylagan topped the Altas with 22 points and six rebounds, while Keith Pido got 18 markers and six boards.Prince Eze tallied 15 points and 14 rebounds in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Mapua’s Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith nothing to lose, Mapua pulled off a 76-71 stunner over Perpetual to nab its first streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Andoy Estrella once again didn’t shy away from the spotlight, drilling the game-tying floater and the go-ahead trey in the final minute to hand the Cardinals their third win in 15 games this season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Spurs in Bledsoe’s debut

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives against San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — Eric Bledsoe made life easier on Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday night. It was a great first impression.Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee snapped a four-game skid with a 94-87 victory over San Antonio in Bledsoe’s debut with the Bucks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ TRANSITIONINGBledsoe has to adapt to a new team and system, but the Bucks have to get used to a different style of play, too.“I think for our bigs, they’re going to have to get used to getting the little dump offs and being able to finish,” Kidd said. “Because (Bledsoe’s) going to get in the paint. He’s going to cause a problem.”SUPER FREAKCount Popovich as among the multitude of admirers of Antetokounmpo, nicknamed the “Greek Freak” for his ability to play like a guard with the length of a center.“You’d have to say he’s become very confident and gained both skill wise and awareness of the game steadily each year,” Popovich said. “He’s become a leader, he knows what he can do and he plays now to destroy you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bledsoe had not practiced with Milwaukee aside from a morning shootaround, but he quickly adapted to the talent around him. He finished with 13 points on 6-for-15 shooting.“It was good,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s really easy to play with him because you know he’s going to find you. He’s going to make the right play, so it’s fun to play with him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBledsoe got the start after he came over in a trade with Phoenix on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1 point guard had not played in nearly three weeks since being sent home by the Suns after posting on Twitter that he didn’t want to remain with the team following the firing of then-coach Earl Watson.“I think he was just excited to be back playing,” Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. “I thought his leadership, talking on the floor to his teammates is something that we needed and I thought he did a great job. He wasn’t bashful talking to his teammates.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bledsoe made his first attempt, a runner from 13 feet. He also had seven assists.“It’s easy playing with these guys,” Bledsoe said. “All I’ve got to do is give them the ball. I got theeasy job.”Led by Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe, Milwaukee won for the first time in November and snapped San Antonio’sthree-game winning streak.Manu Ginobili’s hanging, left-handed bank shot led to a three-point play that got the Spurs within 89-87with 2:26 remaining, but the Bucks extended their lead on jumpers by Bledsoe and Khris Middleton.“This is how we want to play,” Antetokounmpo said. “We want to play with an edge. Eric helped a lot in that, but everybody stepped up. Everybody stepped up. They played hard defensively and offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kingad on failed title shot: It’s not yet my timecenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Antetokounmpo and LaMarcus Aldridge played to an early stalemate in a battle of star forwards.Aldridge muscled his way to the basket and scored 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting, but had only two attempts in the fourth quarter.“We forgot a little bit about L.A.,” said Ginobili, who had a season-high 18 points. “We couldn’t feed him. We should have used him way more.”The Bucks’ length and quickness, especially Antetokounmpo’s, created havoc for the Spurs. San Antonio had 18 turnovers, two short of its season worst.“We can’t turn the ball over the way we’re constituted right now,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Every time we have a high turnover game, we are going to have problems.”TIP-INSBucks: Middleton had 13 points. He averaged 26.3 points, 8.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds in his previous three games. … Despite having scored 20 points in three straight games, Malcolm Brogdon came off the bench for the first time this season after starting nine games. He finished with nine points and seven rebounds. …Mirza Teletovic missed his first game, sitting out after experiencing soreness in his left knee.Spurs: San Antonio continued to play without Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps), Tony Parker (left quadriceps) and Joffrey Lauvergne (sprained right ankle). The three have missed a combined 33 games, with Parker and Leonard yet to play this season. … Aldridge has 16 blocks this season.UP NEXTBucks: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night in their third back-to-back of the season.Spurs: Host Chicago on Saturday night in the finale of a six-game homestand. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Ellen Sends Nursing, Midwifery Bill to Senate

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has sent to the Senate for enactment, an Act to amend Chapter 65 and 66 of Title 33 of Public Health Law to grant autonomy to the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery.In a communication dated July 8, 2014 and addressed to the Senate, President Sirleaf noted that “as the name of the instrument suggests, the draft Act amends the Public Health Law and makes the Liberia Board for Nursing and Midwifery an autonomous agency with the exclusive power to regulate nursing and midwifery practice in Liberia.”According to President Sirleaf’s communication, when the Act is established, the board will have the authority among other things; to create regulations, policies and punishments for the practice of nursing and midwifery; to enter into contract to afford the performance in acting this law in borrowing money in line with the Public Financial Management Act; register all person engaged in or desirous to engage in the practice of nursing and midwifery.The President said the Act will further design and harmonize the curriculum of the midwifery institution in the country, and establish the necessary professional standards to regulate the midwifery and nursing section.The President’s proposed amended Act wants the board to comprise of not less than 13 and not more than 17 members who shall be appointed based on a recommendation of the Professional Nursing and Midwifery Institutions; and all its members, except an ex-officio, legal adviser, shall have nursing and midwifery-related experience.She said the Act is in continuation of reform in the health sector of the country.The Act, which is sponsored in the Senate by the Senate Committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women and Children Affairs, Senator Peter Coleman and Grand Gedeh County Senator Isaac Nyenabo, and was sent to the committees on Health and Welfare, and Judiciary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

British Ambassador to Lecture at UL on Chevening Scholarships

first_imgThe British Ambassador to Liberia, David Belgrove, will give a lecture on the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Capitol Hill campus of the University of Liberia. The program offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application, and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK. Ambassador Belgrove joined the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1982 and has served in the Czech Republic, Kuwait, India, Canada, Afghanistan, Liberia and Sudan. Students of the University of Liberia, as well as members of the faculty and others, are encouraged to attend this event.The event will be moderated by Atty. Norris Tweah, Vice President for UL Relations, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Annual Pharmacists Convention well attended

first_img– NEW GPC launches Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and FluThe 15th Annual Pharmacists’ Convention was hosted on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, where hundreds of Guyanese pharmacists gathered to share their opinions in the areas of paediatric medicine, emergency medicine and thyroid disorders. The well attended event was hosted by the Guyana Pharmacists’ and was declared opened by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud. At the one day event numerous pharmaceutical companies including NEW GPC INC, POEM, Mead Johnson, Federated Pharmaceutical and ASPEN gave presentations.Michael Stuart representing NEW GPC made an informative educational presentation on Fever, Cold and Flu Management in Children, which laid the platform for the introduction of the company’s new Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu. Local pharmaceutical manufacturer NEW GPC INC used the opportunity to launch the Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu.Attendees visited the sponsors’ booths and interacted with the representatives during the breaks. NEW GPC’s unconventional display booth, in particular, received an influx of interest with pharmacists and doctors visiting to get a closer look of the new products. The Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu, Xcite Sildenafil Citrate tablet and BabyCare Gripe Water were among the top products of interest. Other notables included Atorvastatin, Atenolol and Metformin Hydrochloride tablets.Many who visited the NEW GPC booth interacted with the representatives providing valuable feedbacks while benefiting from merchandises and samples from the first batch of the Children’s Phanadyl. The Children’s Multi-symptom is an extension of the popular PHANADYL brand. The brand includes the Phanadyl Tablets and Phanadyl Paediatric elixir, which are widely distributed through the public healthcare system and administered to children across the length and breadth of Guyana.last_img read more

Tottenham favourite and Arsenal playmaker form the perfect footballer

first_img The ultimate footballer Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you football’s ultimate player.Radamel Falcao’s superb heading, Mesut Ozil’s vision, Cristiano Ronaldo’s physique, Gareth Bale’s blistering pace and the magical feet of Lionel Messi give us the player any manager would dream of.If only your club could go out and bring in someone with this much quality, eh?And let’s not forget Andrea Pirlo’s wonderful beard, either.These are the features needed to become the best, according to talkSPORT listeners on Facebook. Disagree? Join the debate here and tell us why you think Sami Khedira’s facial fuzz is better than the Italian’s… 1last_img

South Africa’s ANC chief facing corruption trial

first_imgHulley didn’t provide details on the charges, but Zuma has been under investigation in a bribery scandal involving French arms company Thint. Mbeki fired Zuma as the country’s deputy president in 2005 after Zuma’s financial adviser was convicted of trying to elicit bribes from the company. Prosecutors contend Zuma was aware of efforts to secure the bribes on his behalf in exchange for using his influence to halt an investigation into a multibillion-dollar arms deal between Thint and the government. Charges against Zuma were thrown out last year on a technicality. But last week, the country’s top prosecutor said he had enough evidence to go back to court. Zuma responded defiantly, saying “take me to court.” Prosecutors pursuing the case against Zuma have won a number of legal victories this year. South Africa’s court of appeal ruled that a police seizure of incriminating documents from Zuma’s home and office was legal.160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But the prospect of a trial against Zuma raised doubts about whether the party would back his candidacy for the next election in 2009, when Mbeki is constitutionally required to step down. A popular former guerrilla fighter, Zuma was handing out presents Friday to children at an annual Christmas party in his rural home village in KwaZulu-Natal. He would not answer questions from reporters about the charges. Zuma, who was acquitted of rape last year, has denied any corruption and has said prosecutors are trying to smear him for political reasons. In e-mail to The Associated Press, Hulley accused prosecutors of acting “with improper motive calculated to discredit Mr. Zuma and ensure that he claims no leadership role in the political future of our country.” He questioned the timing of the prosecution’s decision right after the ANC elections. National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Tlali Tlali declined to comment Friday. center_img JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The newly elected leader of South Africa’s ruling party was ordered to stand trial on corruption and other charges next year, possibly derailing his attempts to become president. Jacob Zuma will be tried in the high court in August on charges of racketeering, money laundering, corruption and fraud, his lawyer Michael Hulley said Friday. Zuma, 65, defeated President Thabo Mbeki last week in a bitterly contested election for the leadership of African National Congress. The battle left deep rifts in the 85-year-old ANC that Nelson Mandela led to victory over the racist apartheid state. The ANC leader is traditionally the party’s presidential candidate, and its overwhelming backing has ensured election victories first for Mandela in 1994, then Mbeki in 1999 and 2004. last_img read more

Chelsea consider ending pursuit of Monaco star in favour of Lyon midfielder

first_img Tiemoue Bakayoko Chelsea are considering ending their pursuit of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to move for Lyon star Corentin Tolisso.The Blues have been chasing Bakayoko since the end of the season as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad this summer.Chelsea are reportedly ready to part with £50m to prise the 22-year-old away from Monaco, but a deal is still not over the line.According to L’Equipe, the Premier League champions are getting fed up and may switch targets to Tolisso instead.Various intermediaries are said to be slowing up Bakayoko’s move to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are now willing to look elsewhere for a new central midfielder.Tolisso is reportedly Conte’s next preferred option and the 22-year-old is ready to leave Lyon this summer.Juventus have also been linked with the France international, as have Arsenal and Tottenham. 1last_img read more


first_imgBoth our senior and reserve teams will be playing Division 2 football for 2012 after our seniors recored a 0-16 to 0-9 victory over neighbours Aodh Ruadh in the 2011 Division 3 promotion playoff on Friday night in Ballybofey. It didn’t take Naomh Brid long to get going with the lads racing into a 0-7 to 0-1 lead. Aodh Ruadh rallied with some late first half scores but 2 more Naomh Brid points helped the lads to a 0-9 to 0-4 half time lead. The lads fought hard in the second half to withstand an Aodh Ruadh comeback and were rewarded with some fine scoring moves which left them in control at the final whistle on a scoreline of 0-16 to 0-9. It was a great team performance and the lads can now look forward to playing in Division 2 for the year. Many thanks to all supporters who made the trip to Ballybofey to cheer the lads on.Any club members available to assist Aodh Ruadh with stewarding at the Mayo match on Sunday should report to Conal Gallagher in Aras Aodh Ruadh for 1pm on Sunday.Congratulations to Dermot Curristan and his wife on the birth of their baby boy last week. Anybody with any information they wish to have included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:Naomh Brid GAA club noteslast_img read more