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Pinned tweet: Non-inclusion in PBA All-Rookie team fires up Kiefer Ravena

first_imgMOST READ The 18-month ban that began on February 2018 and will end on August 2019 prohibited Ravena from suiting up for the Road Warriors.The 25-year-old Ravena completed only the all-Filipino conference and played just a total of 16 games last season.The former Ateneo superstar averaged 17.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists in five games in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup before the suspension.And as if Ravena needs more motivation, him not being awarded as one of the finest freshmen from last season would only light the fire in his belly.Ravena won’t be cleared to participate in basketball-related activities and play until August 24, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT What caused him his place in the rookie selection was the suspension by Fiba after he tested positive for banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) List. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PBA: Phoenix beats Columbian for franchise-best start at 3-0 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Phoenix’s Jason Perkins, San Miguel Beer’s Christian Standhardinger and Paul Zamar, Alaska’s Jeron Teng and Magnolia’s Robbie Herdon made up the All-Rookie Team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next *Pinned tweet* 🙂🤫 https://t.co/Foj7kAOGAu— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) January 21, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kiefer Ravena did not make the All-Rookie Team by the PBA Press Corps during its annual awards night and he made sure he wouldn’t forget it.But his exclusion clearly wasn’t a knock on Ravena, who quickly showed why he was the second overall pick by NLEX in the 2017 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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In last shot to make it to UAAP Finals, Cherry Rondina vows to go all out for UST

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PBA D-League: Go for Gold dumps Petron-Letran, strengthens playoff bid UST’s trip to the Final Four this season is the first time in nearly a decade where it carries the twice-to-beat perk.With the finals berth within reach, the fiery outside spiker vowed to make good on that promise.“Coach told me when I was in my fourth year that what he wants for the team is for it to be in the finals and I told him that we will help each other,” said Rondina. “He texted me before we went here that every time I go to a game that we should win and believe that we can do it.”“The league’s not over yet and we will still work hard for this.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew A four-time UAAP beach volleyball champion, Rondina has yet to win the championship in the indoor circuit but with UST carrying a twice-to-beat advantage against De La Salle in the finals she believes the Golden Tigresses can go all the way.Rondina said it’s not just skills that would take them to the title but the trust she shares with her teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I always said that I would be the one to lead my teammates and I will do everything to lift my team up,” said Rondina in Filipino after UST blew past the Lady Spikers, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19 in the second seed playoff. “I know that they’re always behind me.”Rondina, who was Season 80’s Best Scorer, finished with 29 points against the Lady Spikers and could very well become the league’s MVP after topping the points ladder with a total of 259 across the 14 games of the elimination round. LATEST STORIES Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s all or nothing for Cherry Rondina in her final year with University of Santo Tomas.Rondina, a strong candidate for the MVP, is headed to her second and last Final Four in hopes of obtaining ending her collegiate career with a women’s volleyball crown.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Russia to get Euro 2016 expulsion if more stadium violence,Russia to get Euro 2016 expulsion if more stadium violence

first_imgfootball Russia will be disqualified from the European Championship if there is more violence by their fans inside stadiums in France.UEFA sent the message today in a disciplinary panel ruling to punish disorder at the team’s opening match against England.Russia will be expelled if its fans attack rival fans or stadium security staff at its two remaining Group B matches, or later at Euro 2016 if the team advances.Russia’s “disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament,” UEFA said. “Such suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature (crowd disturbances) happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament.”Russia will play Slovakia in Lille tomorrow and Wales in Toulouse next Monday.UEFA also fined the Russian soccer federation 150,000 euros (USD 169,000). The charges were for crowd disturbances, fans aiming racial insults at black England players and setting off fireworks during the game.UEFA can punish soccer bodies only for the actions of their ticketed fans in and around stadiums.Russia and England played a 1-1 draw in Marseille on Saturday amid rising tension after several days of clashes between rival fans, French youths and local police. Though England fans were at the center of the first skirmishes, the violence levels increased when Russian fans arrived closer to the match day.A prosecutor in Marseille yesterday blamed “highly trained” Russian thugs for the worst of the violence in the cobbled streets of the city’s Old Port and around the Stade Velodrome.Russian fans have caused the worst violence inside stadiums for the second straight European Championship.Among the incidents back in Euro 2012, stadium security staff in Wroclaw, Poland, were assaulted by Russian fans at Russia’s opening 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic.Four years ago, UEFA deferred a punishment of ordering Russia to play three home Euro 2016 qualifying games in empty stadiums. The stadium ban would have been activated if fan violence during qualifying matches was repeated.UEFA had initially threatened Russia with a six-point deduction in Euro 2016 qualifying but that was removed when the Russian Football Union appealed to UEFA. A fine of 120,000 euros (USD 150,000) was maintained. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT × Russian soccer fans suspected of being involved in clashes, one wearing a banner saying “Russia No Surrender”, are ushered off their bus after being stopped by gendarmes in Mandelieu near Cannes in southern France.   –  Reuters SHAREcenter_img COMMENTS UEFA fines the Russian soccer federation 150,000 euros (USD 169,000). Russian soccer fans suspected of being involved in clashes, one wearing a banner saying “Russia No Surrender”, are ushered off their bus after being stopped by gendarmes in Mandelieu near Cannes in southern France.   –  Reuters June 14, 2016 Published onlast_img read more

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Celtics watch Warriors lose another starter to injury, roll to 10th straight victory

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READ Mark Nonoy breaks down in tears after painful loss to Ateneo View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Kemba Walker hit a 3-pointer with 2:19 to play that pulled Boston to 97-95, then Daniel Theis made one free throw with 1:41 remaining.The Warriors got the ball back with 54.3 seconds left on another overturned replay, but Alec Burks missed a 3 that would have tied it and Walker scored on the other end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We’re trying to get better and that starts with just competing,” Golden State center Willie Cauley-Stein said. “We’re taking little steps. Today we had a chance to win it.”Russell had 12 points and seven assists but also nine of his team’s 19 turnovers before leaving with that aching thumb in the Warriors’ sixth straight defeat. X-rays were negative and he will have an MRI. SAN FRANCISCO—Yet another Golden State starter went down with an injury when D’Angelo Russell sprained his right thumb, but the Warriors still made mighty Boston work until the waning moments.An out-of-bounds call initially in Golden State’s favor went to replay review and was overturned, leading to the jump ball.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan 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 What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Read Next Injury-plagued Golden State— playing without Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—faced the NBA’s top two teams in consecutive games, losing to the Lakers on the road Wednesday.“We played our best defensive game of the year. That’s what really matters,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.In Houston, James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers, 111-102.Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has scored 36 points or more in five straight games to carry the Rockets as they deal with injuries to Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and Danuel House.Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, and Doug and McDermott also scored 18 points. Indiana had won four in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ In Los Angeles, LeBron James hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds to play, and Anthony Davis blocked Harrison Barnes’ driving shot at the buzzer with both hands in Los Angeles’ 10th win in 11 games, a 99-97 decision over former coach Luke Walton and Sacramento.James had 29 points and 11 assists, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of the Western Conference-leading Lakers’ third straight win.Buddy Hield had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Kings in the LA return of Walton.—APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Rice industry paralysislast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Senegal’s Sadio Mane disappointed with draw vs Japan

first_imgSenegal captain and star Sadio Mane was disappointed with the 2-2 draw against Japan at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday as they failed to go on top of Group H despite going ahead twice in the match.The Japanese hung in there and came from behind twice to hold on to a draw and finish with four points from two games and keep the group wide open — no team has qualified for the next round so far from that group.Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score in the 78th minute and salvage a 2-2 draw in an entertaining encounter.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEVeteran Honda, 32, who became the first Japanese player to score in three different World Cups, replaced Shinji Kagawa in the second half with his team down 2-1 and fired the equaliser in 12 minutes from time after an error by Senegal goalkeeper Khadim N’Diaye.Senegal thought they had claimed all three points as Moussa Wague drilled the ball into the top of the net in the 71st minute to make it 2-1, after Sadio Mane’s fortuitous first-half opener was cancelled out by Takashi Inui’s curling shot. But Honda ensured things ended level and deservedly so.Speaking about the match, the Liverpool player said that he is disappointed with the result but they need to be ready for their match against Poland next week.”Frankly, we’re a bit disappointed, and that’s normal because there was a way for us to win this match. I felt we started the game well but then we let them back into it. But we can’t underestimate the Japanese team – they created quite a lot of opportunities and scored twice. Now we have a decisive match next week and we are going to prepare really well in order to qualify – that’s the only thing left for us to do,” said the 26-year-old.advertisementSenegal’s coach Aliou Cisse was also ‘annoyed’ with the performance from his players against the Blue Samurais in Ekaterinburg.”Of course we have regrets. We must acknowledge that we didn’t see a great Senegalese performance tonight in comparison to the match against Poland. We were not very good frankly, and Japan were the better team, I have to admit that. But despite that fact, we led twice and what’s annoying for me is the two goals we conceded.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE Aliou Cisse is the youngest coach in this year’s World Cup (Reuters Photo)The youngest coach in this year’s World Cup at 42, Cisse also praised the Japanese for their grit and technical ability.”Japan played as expected; they are a very technical team with such good quality in that respect. We pressured them well at the start and they made some errors, which we exploited. But as soon as gave them some space, it became difficult for us. Now we have to hope for the best when we face Colombia,” said the former Paris Saint-Germain player.The Africans will next face Colombia at the Samara Arena on June 28. With four points from two games, they would hope for a win in order to move into the round of 16 without any major hiccups.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson to participate in Tata Open in Pune

first_imgTata Open Maharashtra have added another big name to the roster as world number six Kevin Anderson confirms his participation in the second edition of the tournament in 2019.Prior of Anderson’s confirmation, South Korean star Hyeon Chung was expected to be the top draw considering his ATP ranking of 26th in the world. However, now Anderson is expected to be the top seed at the ATP 250 event to be played at the Mahalunge Balewadi Stadium.This is the second time Anderson will be participating in the ATP tournament in Pune, having made his presence felt last edition as well.In the previous edition of the Tata Open, names like Anderson, Marin Cilic and Simon Gilles had taken part.Prashant Sutar, the Tournament Director, was delighted to have Anderson back for the event and said Anderson liked how the tournament was conducted the previous time.”I happened to meet Kevin during Wimbledon and he expressed his willingness to come back to Pune as he was happy about how our event was conducted overall. We are delighted to have him back and will be one our star attractions for this year’s tournament,” Sutar said.Recently, Anderson became the first South African in more than two decades to make it to the season-ending ATP Tour Finals after defeating Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the Vienna Open final on Sunday.With his fifth ATP title, Anderson rose to world No.6 joining the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev in the elite event.advertisementEarlier this year, Anderson rose to his career-high ranking of No.5 on July 16 and became the highest-ranked South African in ATP rankings history.Anderson also made it to his second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon where he lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic. En route to the final, Anderson had outlasted USA’s John Isner in the second longest Grand Slam match ever, ousted the then world No.2 Roger Federer in the quarters by rallying from two sets down and even saved a match point.Tata Open Maharashtra begins on December 29 when the qualifiers will take place on the first two days to determine the last four entrants for the main tournament.The main draw will start from December 31 with the final scheduled on January 5.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Barbecued chicken- Frances Tiafoe coins term for the ball hit by Rafa Nadal’s power

first_imgFrances Tiafoe had a dream run at the Australian Open till it lasted. On Tuesday he came across against the fiery forehand of Rafael Nadal and found himself wanting. Nadal came out with complete gusto and took advantage of the nerves from Tiafoe and was on top of almost all the balls that the USA youngster shot at him to eventually win 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.”I knew he was going to bring crazy intensity, I knew the ball was going to be jumping. I knew if he got hold of a forehand, it was going to be barbecued chicken,” Tiafoe said.”But point in, point out, I’ve never seen someone so locked in.”Tiafoe fought hard and in fact served exceptionally well for most part of the match but could not break Nadal even once in the match.No place on the court is safe.Rafael Nadal unleashes a monster forehand for the @cpaaustralia Shot of the Day.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/XXb9TwHIFd#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 201930th Grand Slam semifinal.@RafaelNadal #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/eijorlz1E5#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019In his first service game of the match, Tiafoe got broken in each set to go behind early on. In the third and final set of the match, Nadal broke him twice and served out the set to stay on course for his second title in Melbourne.”I felt having the break at the beginning of every set, that gave me a lot of confidence. Then I was serving well, playing solid,” Nadal told reporters.advertisementFirst time they’ve met.And we’re pretty sure it won’t be the last…@RafaelNadal and @FTiafoe #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/x0wGsCzgvM#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Nadal and Tiafoe hadn’t played each other before, though they did practice together at Roland Garros back in 2014, when Tiafoe was a teen in the junior competition.Entering this year’s Australian Open, the 39th-ranked Tiafoe had never been past the third round at a major. But he knocked off two-time Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson and 20th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on the way to the quarter-finals, drawing plenty of attention for his play – and his bare-chested, biceps-slapping celebrations inspired by LeBron James.”To be back in the semifinals… means everything to me.”Welcome back to the final 4 @RafaelNadal #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/m15CkCK2eU#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019As usual, Tiafoe was animated and talkative on Tuesday. He lamented missed shots with a self-admonishing “Oh, Frances!” He marked good ones with a shout of “Let’s go!”@RafaelNadal’s take on his semifinal opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas. #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/Ym7lxtvNAP#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019But it all came to a screeching halt against Nadal, a 17-time major champion.Tiafoe was happy with his performance though and for him one of the highlights of his tournament was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena – with Laver himself sitting in the stands.Tiafoe said he looked over at the only man to twice complete a calendar-year Grand Slam and “saw the eyes close at one point.” And so this, then, is what went through the 21-year-old American’s mind: “Don’t fall asleep on me!””I was about ready to say something,” Tiafoe joked after his loss to Rafael Nadal. “You know what I’m saying?”Still, Tiafoe continued, “It was cool that [Laver] was out there. Yeah, I mean, he’s a legend of the sport, and so is Rafa.”Nadal was happy and emotional about his tournament in Melbourne Park on Tuesday. He was forced to retire hurt in the fifth set of last year’s quarter-final against eventual finalist Marin Cilic, eight years after pulling out midway through his last-eight clash against Andy Murray with a knee injury.”It’s very emotional for me to be back in the semi-final in Melbourne,” Nadal said in the on-court interview. “I had some troubles in this event all my career.”To be back to the semi-final without playing for a while means everything to me. So I just want to say thank you very, very much everybody. Great feelings, to be able to play in this court is always so special.”And of course I’m very happy with the way I played tonight.”For a place in the final, Nadal will meet 20-year-old Greek sensation Tsitsipas, who earlier on Tuesday became his country’s first player to reach the last four at a major with a 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) triumph over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.After destroying Alex de Minaur, the highly-regarded 19-year-old local, in straight sets in the third round and Tiafoe in the last eight, Tsitsipas will be the latest youngster to test Nadal.advertisement”When you face these young players, they are in permanent improvement. He’s with confidence. He won a lot of good matches. Will be a tough one,” Nadal said.”For me is always the same: you are in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, you can’t expect an easy opponent. Stefanos is one of the best players of the world.”To have the chance to be in that final, I need to play my best, and that’s what I am looking for.”(With agency inputs)last_img read more

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Rafa Benitez forced to miss Swansea vs Newcastle

first_imgPremier League Why Rafa Benitez isn’t at Newcastle United’s game against Swansea Iain Strachan 19:41 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rafael Benitez Getty Images Premier League Newcastle United Swansea City v Newcastle United Swansea City The need to recover from surgery has forced the manager to miss Sunday’s Premier League match in Wales Newcastle United will be without Rafael Benitez for Sunday’s Premier League match at Swansea City as the manager recovers from an operation.Benitez has been unable to travel to Tyneside from his home on the Wirral for training sessions this week following a procedure on Monday to address an infected hernia wound, a consequence of an earlier procedure.There had been suggestions the former Liverpool boss could use a helicopter to fly to Wales for this weekend’s fixture. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing We can confirm that Rafa Benítez will not be at the Liberty Stadium today as he recovers from an operation. #GetWellSoonRafa pic.twitter.com/VkYJv08Q3J— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 10, 2017The team will be led by Rafa’s coaching staff, who will be in contact with the manager throughout matchday. #NUFC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 10, 2017Everyone at the club wishes Rafa a speedy recovery. Share your messages using #GetWellSoonRafa.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 10, 2017But the Spaniard has been forced to admit defeat in his attempt to join the team for the game at Liberty Stadium, the Magpies confirmed on the day of the fixture. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Les ministères provinciaux et territoriaux publient un rapport sur la réduction du

first_imgLes ministères de la Santé de partout au Canada visent à aider les Canadiens à réduire leur consommation de sodium. Le rapport intitulé « Réduire la consommation de sodium de la population canadienne : un rapport provincial et territorial d’avancement et de recommandations quant aux actions à venir » a été rendu public aujourd’hui 8 juin. « Appuyer des stratégies visant à réduire notre apport en sodium peut réduire le fardeau qu’impose la maladie aux Canadiens, à leur famille et à notre système de santé, a déclaré David Wilson, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être de la Nouvelle-Écosse et président des rencontres provinciales-territoriales sur la santé. Ce rapport démontre le travail admirable qui est accompli dans les administrations de tout le pays en vue de réduire le sodium dans nos régimes alimentaires et vient également réitérer notre engagement à continuer de travailler ensemble à la création d’une approche harmonisée et coordonnée à l’échelle du Canada. » La consommation d’une trop grande quantité de sodium peut causer de nombreux problèmes de santé, notamment l’hypertension, les maladies du cœur, les AVC et les maladies du rein. Il est également démontré qu’un régime alimentaire à teneur élevée en sodium est un facteur de risque d’ostéoporose, de cancer de l’estomac et d’asthme. Le rapport, qui marque une première collaboration du genre pour les provinces et les territoires, remplit un engagement pris en septembre 2010 par les ministres fédéral, provinciaux et territoriaux, à l’exception du Québec, qui se sont entendus pour travailler ensemble en vue de réduire l’apport en sodium des Canadiens et de favoriser un poids santé chez les enfants. Le rapport encourage la discussion et la participation des principaux partenaires tels que le gouvernement fédéral et les organismes non gouvernementaux. Il appuie également l’engagement des provinces et des territoires à réduire l’apport en sodium de la population à une moyenne de 2 300 mg par personne par jour d’ici 2016. Le rapport se concentre sur les mesures dans quatre principaux domaines : la réduction du sodium dans l’approvisionnement alimentaire, la sensibilisation et l’éducation, la recherche et la surveillance, ainsi que l’évaluation. Les mesures comprennent :–- Créer des lignes directrices et des critères de nutrition harmonisés en matière d’alimentation saine pour la vente, le service et la mise en marché d’aliments dans les lieux à financement public d’ici mars 2013. –- Continuer de collaborer avec les restaurants et le secteur des services alimentaires et avec d’autres partenaires afin de réduire le sodium dans les aliments et les boissons et examiner la possibilité de s’inspirer du programme « Informed Dining » de la Colombie-Britannique afin d’élaborer une structure pour la présentation de l’information nutritionnelle d’ici mars 2013.–- Demander à l’industrie alimentaire de se joindre aux gouvernements en s’engageant publiquement à atteindre l’objectif de réduction de 2016. –- Encourager l’industrie alimentaire et les autres intervenants à utiliser les messages de réduction du sodium contenus dans le rapport dans le cadre de leurs activités et renseignements sur l’alimentation saine afin de sensibiliser davantage la population.–- Continuer de partager les résultats de leurs activités d’évaluation et, d’ici l’automne, établir un comité d’experts qui supervisera l’élaboration de normes et de pratiques uniformes en matière d’évaluation. –- Offrir, d’ici l’automne 2012, un forum afin de discuter de la surveillance et de l’évaluation et déterminer les options de surveillance de la réduction du sodium dans l’approvisionnement alimentaire. « En sensibilisant les gens aux risques d’une consommation excessive de sodium et en travaillant à la mise en œuvre de stratégies cohérentes qui encouragent tous les Canadiens à réduire leur consommation de sel, nous pourrons aider à prévenir ou à retarder une grande proportion de problèmes cardiovasculaires ou d’autres problèmes de santé, et aider les Canadiens à demeurer en meilleure santé, plus longtemps », souligne le Dr Perry Kendall, agent provincial de la santé de la Colombie-Britannique et co-dirigeant de la déclaration nationale sur la prévention et la promotion, entérinée par les ministres en septembre 2010. Bien que le Québec ait contribué à ce rapport en fournissant des renseignements sur ses propres initiatives et qu’il poursuive globalement les mêmes objectifs, le Québec ne souscrit pas à l’idée d’une stratégie pancanadienne en la matière et souhaite demeurer seul responsable de l’élaboration et de la mise en œuvre des politiques, programmes, directives et initiatives de vie saine en vigueur sur son territoire. Le Québec continuera de partager l’information et les pratiques exemplaires avec les autres gouvernements du Canada. Le rapport « Réduire la consommation de sodium de la population canadienne » est disponible en français et en anglais et peut être consulté en ligne au www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdip/healthy-eating-publications.asp.last_img read more

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Five persons including civic volunteers killed in Balurghat road mishap

first_imgBALURGHAT: Five people, including three civic volunteers were killed, when a loaded truck hit a roadside tea stall on morning Monday. The incident took place on National Highway No. 512 at Gangarampur about 48 km from here. Two people were also injured in the incident.The deceased were identified as Binay Haldar (45), Nimai Roy (54), Tofajjal Mian (27), Ayan Das (23) and Prakash Barman (31). The injured persons were admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital as their condition was critical. The police said civic volunteers Prakash, Tofajjal and Ayan were posted in the area for night patrolling. They were all the residents of Gangarampur. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPolice investigation is on in the case. The driver of the truck escaped from the spot immediately after the incident. A search warrant has issued against him. According to an eye-witness, the incident took place around 3 am while the truck coming from Balurghat rammed the tea-stall and crashed the deceased on the spot. The owner of the stall managed to survive. Locals rushed to the spot and informed police. Police later had rescued the bodies of the deceased and sent them for post-mortem at Balurghat district hospital. Two injured people were referred to Malda. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayPrimary investigation reveals that the truck was moving at a high speed and perhaps the driver lost control while crossing Punarbhaba bridge. The driver fled the spot leaving his vehicle. “This was an example of reckless driving. We are trying to nab the driver to know what exactly had happened. Four people died on the spot and one succumbed injuries before reaching hospital. The injured ones have admitted to Malda. They have been struggling to save lives there till the last report came in,” said a police officer. There was huge traffic congestion after the accident. Normalcy was however restored after one hour following police intervention.last_img read more

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Gondola proposed across North Saskatchewan River in the middle of Edmonton

first_imgEDMONTON – An idea to build a gondola across Edmonton’s river valley is getting some support this week — despite criticism it would be “nice to have” rather than truly necessary.In a report going to the city’s urban planning committee Tuesday, the Edmonton Transit System advisory board recommends further study into the possibility of stringing urban cable cars across the North Saskatchewan River.It suggests the gondolas could connect the downtown on the river’s north side to Whyte Avenue, a popular street with bars, restaurants and boutiques in the south-side Old Strathcona neighbourhood.Sean Lee, the advisory board’s chairman, said the idea of a gondola over the city’s deep, heavily treed river valley has been debated on and off for years.“It’s popped up now and then,” said Lee, adding the board started looking at the most recent idea in late 2016.Enter a group of investors who started The Edmonton Project and put out a call last August for residents to submit their ideas for an attraction in the city.A gondola connecting downtown and Old Strathcona was proposed by Gary and Amber Poliquin.“My wife and I are both runners,” said Gary Poliquin. “We run in the river valley all the time.”They had seen gondolas during their travels and wondered if they could work as a commuter option in Edmonton.Poliquin said a gondola would be quieter than another bridge, have a lower environmental footprint and be easy to build within a year.The idea won the contest and led to a renewed debate in the city.Some have criticized it on social media and in newspaper editorials, suggesting it would be a waste of money and could have a similar fate as the city’s new funicular — a cable car that goes up a hillside in Edmonton’s river valley. It has regularly broken down in harsh weather.Others — including business groups in the downtown and Old Strathcona, the River Valley Alliance and private investors — are on board.“It was the right idea at the right time,” said Poliquin.Premier Rachel Notley, whose constituency includes Old Strathcona, said she doesn’t have any issue with the proposal if it’s led by the private sector.“I’m personally a big fan of the running trails in the river valley and … it would be great to get those all queued up together, so people could actually be in the river valley as opposed to travelling over it,” she said.Notley also said she’d like to see a few more pedestrian bridges crossing the North Saskatchewan.The report from the advisory board suggests that an urban gondola would provide “high-capacity, efficient and cost-effective mass transit over one of Edmonton’s most challenging topographical areas.”The board suggests a gondola would be well-suited to moving large numbers of people as the city grapples with ways to increase transportation across the river valley and better connect downtown and Old Strathcona.The board’s research suggests it’s a viable project that warrants further consideration and study.It says some of the gondola’s benefits include a reduction in traffic congestion, speed and efficiency, reliability, and high passenger capacity at between 4,000 and 6,000 people an hour in each direction — the same number as 2,000 cars or 100 buses.The gondola would allow mobility aids, strollers and bicycles.The report suggests it would take up a small footprint, work well in the winter and could be completed in under 12 months once approvals were in place.“It started to make a lot of sense,” said Lee.Limitations would include the inability to operate at wind speeds over 70 km/h, limited stops for passengers, difficulty in rescuing people if the power failed and privacy concerns for residents in communities passed over by the hanging cars.No exact cost has been determined, but The Edmonton Project has estimated that a similar route would run between $20 million and $60 million.last_img read more

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Jamie Oliver Joins The Duchess Of Cornwall For Launch Of The Great

first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, The Big Lunch, hosted a reception at Clarence House this week to mark the launch of The Great Get Together, an initiative that encourages people to get together with their neighbours one weekend in June to celebrate Britain’s diverse communities.The Duchess of Cornwall with chef Meera, Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.ukJoining supporters including Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Her Royal Highness helped ice some cupcakes that had been made in the Clarence House kitchen for the event.The Great Get Together, which will involve tens of thousands of community get-togethers on the weekend of June 17th and 18th, and has been put together by The Jo Cox Foundation and The Big Lunch. People are being invited to come together with friends, neighbours and strangers for fun and community engaging street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions.The scheme is also being supported and backed by a wide variety of groups, including the Scouts, ParkRun, the RSPB and NSPCC.During the reception, The Duchess told guests she hopes the initiative will go “from strength to strength”. Her Royal Highness has been Patron of The Big Lunch since 2013, and has attended a number of events supporting the initiative.Peter Stewart, Chief Executive of The Big Lunch, said numbers have swelled since it was started in 2009, with more than 8.5 million taking part in The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Mr Stewart said: “I think we live in a time where there is so much division. What we do know is that when people do come together, communities get stronger and people feel happier.”Source:PrinceOfWales.govt.uklast_img read more

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Stephen Harper announces accelerators chosen to advance in startup program

KITCHENER, Ont. • A handful of organizations which help entrepreneurs launch their startups moved one step closer to gaining government funding on Friday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced progress in a program designed to help small and medium Canadian companies.Harper detailed the development in the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program in Kitchener, Ont., at Communitech, a high tech organization that helps entrepreneurs commercialize their technologies.“I’ve seen a lot of really interesting innovation and a lot of really interesting, smart young people who are working on them,” Harper said after a tour of the facility.“These are advanced products that will really be driving the jobs of the future and so I think it’s a very exciting development.”Fifteen organizations from across the country have been chosen to move forward in the program, which was established in 2013 to help “accelerators and incubators” deliver services to promising firms.Accelerators are typically for profit organizations run by venture capital investors who intend to generate returns from investments in their client’s firms. They provide services that include business advice, office space and financial support to budding firms.Incubators are typically not-for-profit firms that offer similar services but provide longer tenure for their clients and a broader range of services. They are often sponsored by universities, colleges and economic development corporations.The government believes both play an important role in the venture capital system and aims to give them a boost through the program highlighted by Harper on Friday.“It’s really something that will drive the Canadian economy in the future,” Harper said.The program will provide support over a five-year period in the form of non-repayable contributions of up to $5 million a year per organization.Recipients are required to match contributions on at least a one to one ratio during the funding period.The organizations that have moved on to the next phase in the selection process submitted proposals last year to the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for evaluation. The proposals were then analysed by an independent panel of venture capital experts.The National Research Council is now in the process of completing due diligence and establishing contribution agreements with the selected organizations.The government estimates up to $90 million will be allocated to eligible organizations through the program.The CEO of Futurepreneur Canada, a non-profit which helps entrepreneurs aged 18-39 bring their business ideas to life, welcomed Friday’s announcement.“We count on partners throughout Canada, including accelerators and incubators, to help young people get the commercialization experience and the resources they need to launch businesses,” said Julia Deans.“This is great news for Canada. We’ve heard from people across the country we need more accelerators and incubators and we count on the ones who’ve been awarded resources today to share their resources with others.”Ian McLean of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce added that accelerators and incubators weren’t limited to helping just high tech companies.“This really should be seen as an opportunity for all businesses to benefit from innovating,” he said.“The vast majority of businesses in this country are small, medium sized businesses and they all need to innovate, become more productive and use technology to compete in a global economy.” read more

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Laos grants Sri Lankan citizens visa on arrival facility

Laos has granted Sri Lankan citizens the visa on arrival facility, the Foreign Ministry said today.According to the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has confirmed that, with effect from 01 August 2018, Sri Lankan citizens holding valid travel documents could apply for visa on arrival at the international border check points of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. (Colombo Gazette)

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Three years on and tens of thousands dead Syrias bloody civil war

first_imgTODAY MARKS THE three year anniversary of the Syrian conflict.The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.Crowds demanded the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing repressive measures implemented by the regime in the wake of the Arab Spring protest movement, which had already seen the crumbling of power structures in Tunisia and Egypt.Protesters gathered in hope, calling for governmental and economic reform.By April, the army had been deployed to crush dissent. Soldiers opened fired on demonstrators, foreign journalists were banned from the country and internet services were shut down.Permanent scarsAccording the United Nations, the death toll today has surpassed 130,000, with a further 130,000 people unaccounted for – missing or detained. Between 4.5 – 5.1 million people have been internally displaced and 3 million have fled to neighbouring countries. Horrifyingly, chemical weapons have been used on at least five occasions against ordinary men, women and children.Life was not always this way for the Syrian people. Just three short years ago, the country was viewed as one of the more progressive, stable, and beautiful of the region – a melting pot of religions and ethnicities with a rich cultural history.Now it is a country permanently battle-scarred, both physically and psychologically, and much of Syria’s infrastructure and heritage is gone forever.Syria before and since the outbreak war …Uploaded OfficielFiratOver the past three years, appalling images have poured out of Syria. And they’re still coming.last_img read more

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Apple being sued for Time Capsule data failure

first_imgUpon bringing the defective unit to the Genius Bar at his local Apple store, Tung claims the technician he spoke with told him that the data was lost and irretrievable. The lawyer’s claims go on to say that the same tech told him that the Time Capsule line was plagued with power supply and design issues. Upon returning home and doing some research on the internet, he indeed found that other users have had similar issues with Apple’s backup appliance. Apple hasn’t commented on the law suit as of yet, but Tung may have a leg to stand on if he can indeed prove that the pictures were on the drive, and that the device suffered from the aforementioned issues.Apple did indeed have production issues with the Time Capsule when it first released, there was a small recall on some of the very first units off the line due to a bad power supply issue. I myself had one go bad in this way, only to have Apple deny any kind of warranty service even though it turned out to be a power supply issue. Upon removing the drive from the device (after Apple said it wouldn’t help) I found all the data and the drive to be in working order, the malfunction due to the fact that the power supply had failed and couldn’t power the drive properly.It will be interesting to see how this case moves forward as it could set precedent at least in the Canadian legal system. Whichever way it goes, it shows that consumers need to diversify their backup procedures to ensure that precious data doesn’t get lost or destroyed. The Time Capsule isn’t a magical piece of equipment that will never fail, it’s a hard drive that sits on top of low-level programming that communicates with OS X. That hard drive, any hard drive, will fail at some point!via CBC News. A lawyer from British Columbia, named Perminder Tung, has filed a $25,000 law suit in small claims court against the technology giant. Tung claims he and his family lost over a year’s worth of pictures, including those of his newborn child, when the drive in his Time Capsule failed.last_img read more

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Le Bangladesh protège ses tigres

first_imgLe Bangladesh protège ses tigresLes autorités du Bangladesh annoncent la création d’une force de 300 fonctionnaires pour lutter contre une recrudescence du braconnage et du trafic d’animaux sauvages sur leur territoire, menaçant notamment les derniers tigres du Bengale. Ce sont 300 fonctionnaires, dûment entraînés et équipés, qui seront bientôt déployés dans les mangroves des Sundarbans, l’un des derniers refuges du tigre royal du Bengale, entre l’Inde et le Bangladesh. Mise sur pied par le ministère de l’Environnement de ce dernier pays, la nouvelle ‘force de frappe’ aura pour mission d’enrayer le braconnage qui menace la faune de cette région, en particulier les 400 derniers tigres du Bengale qui y vivent encore.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosUne décision qui intervient quelques mois après la saisie record de 3 peaux et d’une grande quantité d’os de tigre, indice d’un braconnage qui se développe depuis des années, utilisant des méthodes de capture de plus en plus élaborées, contre lesquelles les fonctionnaires, peu nombreux et insuffisamment formés, s’avouaient impuissants.”Le personnel du département des forêts du Bangladesh a besoin de plus de formation, parce que, maintenant, les braconniers sont très à la pointe. Leur technicité a augmenté, mais celle des gens du département des forêts ne l’a pas été au cours des deux dernières années. Alors, nous avons à les former et nous devons les équiper”, insiste le ministre de l’Environnement et des Forêts Hasan Mahmud. Le 19 juin 2011 à 18:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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