Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over Jets

first_imgP11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Becoming his own man Phillip Dorsett and Julian Edelman caught TD passes from Brady. But, Edelman left the game with about a minute to play in the quarter with a chest injury and didn’t return. The Super Bowl MVP in February caught a 3-yard pass from Brady, fell on his right side and was sandwiched by Harvey Langi and Henry Anderson. Edelman got up holding his rib area.Brady was 28 of 42 for 306 yards and headed to the sideline with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter and New England leading 30-7. He was briefly replaced by rookie Jarrett Stidham, who completed his first two passes before having his third intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Jamal Adams. Brady returned the following series.Falk, who was on the practice squad a week ago, got the nod with Darnold still at least a week away from returning and Trevor Siemian sidelined for the season after injuring his ankle in New York’s loss to Cleveland last Monday night.Falk finished 12 of 22 for 98 yards and had an errant pass in the third quarter intercepted by Devin McCourty deep in the Jets own territory.“It was a hard lesson to learn,” Falk said. “When playing a team like that, you can’t have errors.”ADVERTISEMENT The Jets dropped to 0-3 for the first time since the 2003 season.It was McCourty’s third straight game with an interception.“We’ve just got to continue letting the ball find somebody,” McCourty said.Le’Veon Bell carried 18 times for just 35 yards. The Jets punted on their first six possessions and only crossed into New England’s territory once in the first half. They punted on 10 of their 13 possessions.New York didn’t get on the scoreboard until Gunner Olszewski muffed a punt late in the third quarter and it was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Arthur Maulet.The Patriots were also limited in the run game without running back James White. He missed the game to be with his expectant wife.But New England still scored on each of its first three possessions, building a 20-0 halftime lead.Michel scored the game’s first touchdown, running it from 5 yards out to cap a 9-play, 88-yard drive.Brady and offense then took to the air, spreading out New York’s secondary with multiple four-receiver formations. Dorsett had a 25-yard TD reception and Edelman caught another score from 3 yards out early in the second quarter. Edelman capped the score with an emphatic spike of the ball, a throwback to the celebration of choice by retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.DEFENSIVE DOMINATION Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics UP NEXTJets: Bye week. At Philadelphia on Oct. 6.Patriots: At Buffalo next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the Patriots’ first game since Brown was cut after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.“Obviously, it was a tough week,” safety Duron Harmon said. “A lot of media. A lot of stories. But the only thing we focused on was the Jets and I thought it showed today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead each added a rushing touchdown for the Patriots (3-0), who won their seventh straight over the Jets and earned their ninth consecutive regular-season win at home over their AFC East rival.Brown’s absence didn’t slow New England against a Jets team that was without starting quarterback Sam Darnold, still recovering from mononucleosis, and injured linebacker C.J. Mosley and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. They seemed lost at times on defense and struggled to move the ball offensively — going 0 for 12 on third down — against the Patriots’ top-ranked defense in quarterback Luke Falk’s first NFL start. Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots became the third team in seven months to sour on Antonio Brown’s off-field problems when they released the All-Pro receiver Friday. On the field, they didn’t need him to roll to an easy victory over the New York Jets.Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Patriots didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the third straight week as they dominated in a 30-14 win Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ The Patriots are the first team in the Super Bowl Era that hasn’t allowed a rushing or passing TD in their first three games.MILESTONE WATCHWith his touchdown throw to Dorsett in the first quarter, Brady passed Drew Brees for second place on the NFL’s career list for touchdown passes.It was Brady’s 523rd TD pass. Peyton Manning is first with 539.MAKING PROGRESSJets cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who played only four snaps in New York’s loss to Cleveland last week, saw a little more action against the Patriots.Nate Hairston started the game, but Johnson subbed in early in the first quarter. He finished with three tackles.Johnson, who signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal last year, entered the season as the Jets’ No. 1 cornerback.INJURIESPatriots: WR Josh Gordon came off the field early in the second half with an apparent finger injury after he got his hand caught in an opponent’s face mask. But he returned later in the third quarter, catching a 28-yard pass inside the 5 to help set up Burkhead’s touchdown run. … DL Adam Butler left late in the third quarter with a leg injury after combining on a sack with Dont’a Hightower. Hightower left in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. MOST READ SMB rally falls shortlast_img read more

13-0 still no reason to celebrate for Ravena, Blue Eagles

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—The stakes are high as Ateneo goes for an elimination round sweep in the UAAP Season 82 on Wednesday against University of the Philippines.The crucial game, though, is nothing out of the ordinary for Blue Eagles star Thirdy Ravena, who also sees his team’s 13-0 record the same way.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Ildefonso struggles to a season low against Ateneo “I mean, you can’t avoid it. It’s always in the talks, you see it on social media, you hear your friends talking about it. they approach you and they ask you if we can sweep,” said Ravena, who finished with 15 points, four rebounds and three assists.“But what we do is we really look at what people in the team look at which is to leave a legacy to be the best team that we can possibly be and I think winning follows that if we trust one another just like how we showed in this game, continue that and even be better it’s gonna be good.” Becoming his own man View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “Business is not done. Just because we’re 13-0 doesn’t mean that we get to celebrate and be complacent,” Ravena said after playing a key role in his team’s 88-51 whipping of National University on Saturday.“Actually, the biggest trap possible for us is to think that it means something without the championship. So for us, 13-0 means, basically just 13-0. It doesn’t mean anything else, anything more than that. What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to focus on winning the next game in order to make sure we do our jobs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Blue Eagles, who are seeking a third straight crown, did just that against the Bulldogs as they showed no letup from the opening tip.Murmurs of a possible sweep grew louder as Ateneo posted one dominant win after another. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ajmer inst calls off student-exchange prog with Pak

first_imgJaipur, Sep 29 (PTI) An educational institute in Ajmer has called off a student-exchange programme involving a delegation from Pakistan in view of the escalating tension between the two countries and opposition of some Hindu outfits.The exchange programme involving 38 students and teachers from Pakistan was scheduled to be held at Mayo College between October 2-5.”In view of the current scenario and respecting public sentiments, the Mayo college management committee has decided to call off the event under sports and cultural exchange programme,” Achal Deep Dubey, senior English teacher of the college, told PTI.District Collector Ajmer Gaurav Goyal said it in view of the protest by Hindu outfits, no-objection certificate (NoC) was not granted for the event.He said the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been informed of the decision.”The Hindu outfits had apprised us of their concern and said they would protest against the visit of the delegation. In view of the present circumstances and sentiments and law and order situation, the decision was taken to not give an NoC and the ministry of youth affairs has been informed about it,” he said. PTI SDA SG TIR RT SGlast_img read more

U.S. Kickers Blank Panama, 4-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Sluggish in the first half, the Americans needed some kind of catalyst.So the team called on Jerome Kiesewetter and Jordan Morris, ending their nights off.Kiesewetter sparked the offense with a goal and an assist in the second half, and the United States beat Panama 4-0 in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying on a rainy Oct. 6.Already through to the semifinal round, the Americans didn’t have much to play for and rested several of their starters. Scoreless at halftime, coach Andi Herzog turned to his bench for a lift, sending in Kiesewetter and Morris.The U.S. caught a break early in the second half when Panama defender Fidel Escobar knocked in a crossing shot. Kiesewetter then scored about three minutes later and Morris right after that.Luis Gil wrapped up the scoring by converting a penalty kick, helping the Americans advance out of Group A with a 3-0 record. Canada finished second.“Overall, in the first half, Panama was not the better team, but created two or three chances,” Herzog said. “After halftime with three goals in 10 minutes, we showed them we’re the better team.”Next up for the U.S. is an important game Oct. 10 in Sandy, Utah, where the semifinal winners automatically qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer. The U.S., which failed to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, will play Mexico or Honduras, which face each other Oct. 7 with the winner taking over the top spot in Group B.U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Horvath had a rather quiet game as a steady rain fell most of the evening. He probably needed it as well, since he’s just arriving from his club team in Norway. Herzog had to all but beg Horvath’s club to allow him to travel to the U.S. for qualifying.It just so happens that Horvath is from nearby Highlands Ranch, Colorado.“At the end, I can’t make a decision if a player (will play) whether he’s born here or not,” Herzog said. “For me, it was clear that when Ethan was coming and felt fine, I wanted to start him right away.”Goalkeeper Elieser Powell kept Panama close in the first half with one splendid save after another, including one where he tipped a ball over the crossbar.Still, the disparity in talent was evident.“These players have a better future than they have a present,” Panama coach Leonardo Pipino said through an interpreter. “We have to work hard, the federation has to work hard, to have something for them to do, a place for them to go.“If you look at the U.S. and Mexico start lists, you’ll see players who play in the MLS, who play in Europe. … The federation has to work internally to find a place for them to go so they can continue to progress.”There was a scary moment for the Americans near the end of the first half, when midfielder Maki Tall was tackled hard from behind and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. He returned a few minutes later, but didn’t play in the second half.Gboly Ariyibi sent the pass into the middle that hit off Escobar’s leg and went into the goal to start the scoring spree.With nothing really on the line in this contest, the U.S. gave goalkeeper Zack Steffen and defender Matt Miazga the night off. Midfielder Marc Pelosi didn’t play after needing stitches in his shin following a hard tackle in the Cuba match Oct. 3 in Kansas City, Kansas.“We were kind of slow in the first half. They put the pressure on us,” Gil said. “Second half we got things going and once one goal came, three goals came right after it.”(PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

Madrid edge closer to Copa last 16

first_imgFuenlabrada 0 Real Madrid 2: Asensio, Vazquez spot-kicks settle Copa first-leg clash Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 05:27 10/27/17 MarcoAsensio - cropped Getty Images Zinedine Zidane’s decision to make numerous changes to his Real Madrid side was justified as they came through a tough test at Fuenlabrada. A weakened Real Madrid twice benefited from generous penalty decisions to kick off their Copa del Rey campaign with a 2-0 first-leg win over 10-man minnows Fuenlabrada in the last 32.Madrid have won this competition only twice since the turn of the century and coach Zinedine Zidane made six changes to the side that beat Eibar but they were never likely to be troubled by the third-tier hosts.With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric all missing, it was Marco Asensio who provided the inspiration at the Estadio Fernando Torres. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The visitors’ momentum had slowly built throughout the first half after a slightly shaky start, but it was from a contentious penalty that the Spain international finally made the breakthrough after 63 minutes.A series of stunning saves from ex-Madrid goalkeeper Jordi Codina looked to have kept his side in the tie ahead of the return fixture at Santiago Bernabeu, but another spot-kick moved Madrid out of sight.Substitute Paco Candela was dismissed for picking up two cautions within seven minutes of his introduction and Lucas Vazquez netted the second goal to give Zidane’s men some breathing space, their outing only blighted by debutant Jesus Vallejo receiving a straight red card for a lunge on Fuenlabrada captain Luis Milla.FT: @CFuenlabradaSAD 0-2 #RealMadrid ( @marcoasensio10 (p) 63′, @Lucasvazquez91 (p) 80′). #RMCopa #HalaMadrid — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) October 26, 2017 Madrid started on the front foot, but they almost fell behind in calamitous circumstances as Kiko Casilla met an inswinging cross with a punch that struck Achraf and bounced just wide.Casilla gathered Miguel Atienza’s header from the consequent corner and Madrid, sensing the hosts’ growing confidence, moved to respond as Dani Ceballos rifled a free-kick straight at Codina.Madrid very nearly headed into the break with the lead as Marcos Llorente cracked a shot against the crossbar on the stroke of half-time.Codina’s touch helped that marvellous attempt on its way, but the keeper was fortunate not to see his hard work immediately undone as he spilled Borja Mayoral’s low strike and was relieved to dive on the loose ball.Just as Madrid’s efforts began to wane, however, a favourable refereeing call gave Zidane’s men the lift they so needed. Achraf looked to be outside the area as he ran beyond Fran Garcia and went down under a half-hearted challenge, but referee Ignacio Iglesias pointed to the spot and Asensio took full advantage.8 – No player had a hand in more goals for Real Madrid this season than @marcoasensio10 (8: 6 goals, 2 assists. Level with @Cristiano ). Key — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 26, 2017 Another unorthodox Codina stop denied Asensio a quick second, before the veteran keeper brilliantly turned Mayoral’s drive over the crossbar.And Codina was at it again when Mayoral met Achraf’s cross with a firm header, the Fuenlabrada man somehow getting across to his right to make another save.Madrid, now completely dominant, continued to push for a clinching second as Vazquez whipped a low effort wide, but it was another debatable penalty award that settled this match and potentially the tie.Theo Hernandez grappled with Candela and was successful in his appeal for a foul, with the home player dismissed and Vazquez slotting the spot-kick under Codina, before both sides ended the game with 10 men as Vallejo’s bow met a premature end after his high challenge on Milla. read morelast_img read more

New Urban Meyer Tweet Is Going Viral Before His Final Game

first_imgUrban Meyer leading the Ohio State football team out of the tunnel.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A new tweet from Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is going viral on social media before his final game with the Buckeyes.Meyer, one of the best coaches in college football history, will be calling it a career following Ohio State’s Rose Bowl game against Washington this afternoon.Ohio State’s fan base sent Meyer out with quite a pregame pep rally on Monday evening.Meyer spoke in front of a massive Ohio State crowd in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, addressing Buckeye Nation one final time.The Ohio State head coach took to Twitter following his rally.“Thank you Buckeye Nation!!!” he tweeted.Thank you Buckeye Nation!!!— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) January 1, 2019Meyer is expected to remain at Ohio State following his retirement as head football coach. The three-time national champion will be an assistant athletic director, working closely with the football program, and he’ll be teaching a class in the business school as well.Ohio State and Washington, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 5 p.m. E.T.The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

36Million Paving Contract Will Complete Coxheath Interchange

first_imgConstruction on the Coxheath interchange near Sydney will be completed by the end of summer. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded the $3,644,331 paving contract to Municipal Ready Mix Limited. The contract includes grading, gravelling and paving ramps for the interchange, which will be Exit 5A on Highway 125, and the connecting roads to the widened Sydney River bridge. The work involves about 3.5 kilometres. “This project is the final stage of the government’s commitment to complete the Coxheath interchange in 2006,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The completed interchange will make travel on Highway 125 safer for all drivers.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Something to Smile About on Inservice Day

first_imgWhether they’re for eating, building a home or self-defence, an animal’s teeth are among the most important parts of its body. Teeth are the focus of an exhibit called Smile, The Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth, at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. With a provincial teachers’ in-service on Friday, Oct. 24, Nova Scotia families are invited to spend the day exploring more than two dozen interactive, educational and often humorous activity stations about teeth. “The Smile exhibit is a comprehensive overview of teeth said Laurel McIvor, the museum’s curator of interpretation. It’s geared as much towards adults as children. Everyone will find it informative and entertaining.” Visitors will discover the esthetic and biological significance of teeth as well as the importance of good oral hygiene. They will also explore the role of teeth in various cultures, prehistoric life, literature and forensics. The exhibit includes a unit about Dentists Without Borders, an organization that brings dental care and smiles to children around the world. Smile is endorsed by the Canadian dental community. Sunstar Americas Inc. Canada, which produces the GUM brand of dental products, is a sponsor of the exhibit. “Smile explains modern dentistry practices by illustrating the connection of animal teeth to our own,” said Francine Gagnon, dental hygienist for Sunstar. “Smile promotes good oral hygiene through activities designed to stimulate interest and learning on the subject of oral health.” Using historical figures like Levi Spear Parmly, the inventor of dental floss, and characters like Dracula and the Tooth Fairy, children hear about the importance of teeth and dental health through the exhibit. A miniature dental clinic, complete with a waiting room, dental chair, instruments and rinse cups, allows for creative play. Smile is on display until January 18 at the Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax. Details on programs and admission are available on the website at or by calling 902-424-6099. Smile is a bilingual exhibit produced by the Musée de la nature et des sciences and the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal. It is sponsored by Heritage Canada, the University of Montreal’s Eudore Dubeau Museum of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Inc., Sunstar Americas Inc., the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, and the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec. FOR BROADCAST ONLY: Whether they’re for eating, building a home or self-defence, an animal’s teeth are among the most important parts of its body. Teeth are the focus of an exhibit called Smile, The Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth, at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. With a provincial teachers’ in-service on Friday, October 24th, Nova Scotia families are invited to spend the day exploring more than two dozen interactive, educational and often humorous activity stations about teeth. Smile is on display until January 18th at the Museum of Natural History on Summer Street in Halifax. Details on programs and admission are available on the website at H-T-T-P double slash nature museum dot G-O-V dot N-S dot C-A or by calling 902-424-6099. -30-last_img read more

Management of Youth Conservation Corps Transferred to Clean Nova Scotia

first_imgYoung people in the province will continue to gain experience in the environment field thanks to a new agreement signed by the Department of Environment and Clean Nova Scotia. The agreement transfers day-to-day management of the Youth Conservation Corps from the Department of Environment to Clean Nova Scotia, starting Sept. 15. “We value the work of the Youth Corps and we’re committed to ensuring it continues,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “Clean Nova Scotia has helped manage the Youth Corps program for years and it has done a great job. We want to build on that success.” Clean Nova Scotia has partnered with the Department of Environment to deliver the Youth Conservation Corps program since 2003. “We are so pleased to have this opportunity and we’re committed to making the Youth Corps a vital part of the future of Clean Nova Scotia,” said Judy McMullen, executive director. “Clean Nova Scotia has always employed youth, mentored them in environmental awareness, and inspired them to seek careers in this sector, so it’s a perfect fit.” As a non-profit environmental organization, Clean Nova Scotia can apply for federal government funding the Department of Environment is not eligible for. Since 2003, Clean Nova Scotia has applied to the federal government’s Summer Job Program to fund salaries for the Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program and administer payroll for youth enrolled in the program. The Youth Conservation Corps was established in 1989 to provide Nova Scotia youth with training and employment opportunities. Clean Nova Scotia is a non-profit environmental organization with a focus on inspiring environmental change in the areas of waste reduction, climate change and energy, water stewardship, transportation and air quality. For more information on the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, visit read more

Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election

HELSINKI — Balloting has started for next month’s general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries.Kristi Kirsberg of Estonia’s electoral committee said Thursday the Baltic country — the first in the world to use online balloting for a national election in 2005 — has trained candidates to properly secure their home pages and was closely tracking fake news and disinformation.No interference attempts have yet been reported.About a third of Estonia’s eligible 958,600 voters are expected to cast ballots online to renew the 101-seat Parliament in the small country of 1.3 million. The election is March 3.The Associated Press

Food aid cutoff looms for 700000 hungry Cambodians due to funding shortfall

19 January 2007More than 700,000 hungry Cambodians, mostly young children and HIV/AIDS and TB patients, will start going without essential food next month, and the situation is likely to worsen unless millions of dollars in new donations are received soon, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. More than 700,000 hungry Cambodians, mostly young children and HIV/AIDS and TB patients, will start going without essential food next month, and the situation is likely to worsen unless millions of dollars in new donations are received soon, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. “Cambodia is one of the world’s poorest countries, and these people rely on WFP’s help to keep them coming to school and getting HIV and TB treatment,” WFP ExecutiveDirector James Morris said, underscoring the seriousness of a funding crisis that has already forced the agency to reduce rations and cut the numbers of those receiving aid.“We are very grateful to donors for generously supporting this operation thus far, but the money is now running out,” he added, noting that those affected include some 650,000 children on school feeding programmes, as well as 70,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS and 18,000 TB patients.“Food and nutrition are an essential part of the package of care for people receiving treatment for HIV and TB,” Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) ExecutiveDirector Peter Piot said. “Ration cuts jeopardize the effectiveness of these critical interventions.”What is especially dangerous from a health perspective is the development of drug-resistant variants of TB among patients who do not complete their treatment, with food aid a major incentive in drawing them to health posts and clinics to receive a full course of treatment.Those who fail to complete the course may well become incubators for new types of TB that threaten society at large. Treatment of such cases, moreover, can cost up to 100 times as much as the original medication.Since October 2006, a funding shortage has forced WFP to progressively reduce rations, thereby cutting the number of Cambodians eligible for aid, and delaying the distribution of food to those who need it the most. WFP now needs at least $10 million to distribute some 18,000 metric tons of food to 1.1 million Cambodians until July 2007.Donor support for the agency’s programme in Cambodia has diminished alarmingly since 2005. “Hundreds of thousands of children in Cambodia count on the nutritious meal provided to them by the World Food Programme,” WFP Country Director Thomas Keusters said. “We want to restore this needed food assistance for children, for the very sick, and for the desperately poor, but we can only do this with the immediate and valued support of the international community.”According to the 2006 Global Hunger Index of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Cambodia is one of the 12 “hunger hot spot” countries listed as “extremely alarming,” and with nearly 35 per cent of its people living below the poverty line, it is classified as a least developed and low-income, food-deficit country.High population growth, low agricultural productivity and poor access to health services continue to hamper progress in human development and the country ranks 129th out of 177 countries in the 2006 UN Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index. read more

National leaders urge concerted action to reach global antipoverty goals

Niger’s Prime Minister, Hama Amadou, said it was important to acknowledge that “many countries, including mine,” were far from achieving the MDGs, and indeed some had regressed, suffering from a decline in official development assistance and a crippling debt burden. Despite Niger’s genuine economic potential, the country was in abject poverty and its people lived in despair. While working to end poverty nationally, Niger required international support, he stressed.Bingu Wa Mutharika, the President of Malawi, said after setting out the MDGs, the UN ignored the need to establish new production structures in sub-Saharan Africa to supply the goods and services that were needed to meet those targets. “In short, the MDGs were based on the supply of services that do not exist in the poor countries. That is the greatest challenge for the MDGs,” he said.Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, said achieving the MDGs, while daunting, would provide the necessary foundation for national development. At the same time, he warned that “adequate economic and social progress cannot be achieved in the absence of a more comprehensive framework that encompasses significant development and investment flows, wider debt relief, more equitable trade and economic cooperation as well as the transfer of science and technology for development purposes.”Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda, said countries of the South give aid to the countries of the North by selling to them cheap unprocessed raw-materials. “In each kilogramme of coffee Uganda gives, at least, $9 to the countries of the North in the form of aid; this is in addition to the aid in jobs that are thus exported,” he said.Also addressing the meeting were Costa Rica’s Vice-President Lineth Saborio; Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Rashid Meredov; Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Jayakumar; Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit; Myanmar’s Foreign Minister, Nyan Win; Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture of the United Arab Emirates; Special Envoy of the Sultan of Oman, Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said; Tunisia’s Foreign Minister, Abdelwaheb Abdallah; Raymond Ramazani Baya, Foreign Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo; Siosiua ‘Utoikamanu, Finance Minister of Tonga; Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister, Rabbie Langanai Namaliu, Kcmg; Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Mustafa Osman Ismail; Mauritania’s Development Minister, Mohamed Ould El Abed; Shukri Mohammad Ghanem, Secretary of Libya’s General People’s Committee; Somalia’s Foreign Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail; Mario Alberto Fortin Midence, the Foreign Minister of Honduras; and Yemen’s Foreign Minister, Abubakr Al-Qirbi. Representatives of a number of major regional groups as well as several other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also spoke. read more

Boxes of Galaxy Nexus phones start hitting Verizon stores

first_imgWith all the noise and speculation around release date of the Galaxy Nexus’ launch on Verizon Wireless, isn’t it high time we had something real? Between Verizon Wireless, Samsung, and Google, the silence on the topic has been deafening. So many people want to get their hands on these phones, it seems almost intentional that no one from these companies has spoken up as to the actual release date. The best we’ve been able to get from Verizon is “before the end of the year”.Well I, for one, am in need of an early Christmas present from my Big Red service provider before I start to get cranky. Fortunately, while Verizon may not yet be ready to give me any info, a recent leak to The Droid Guy has returned some faith that this phone even exists at all.From what we’ve heard, boxes like the ones above have been showing up at Verizon Wireless stores across the US. While they lack the Galaxy Nexus Logo, these plain white shells have the VZW-SKU number that we have been seeing since the Android 4.0 handset cleared the FCC. The SCH-1515 model number was a throwback to when this device was being called the “Nexus Prime”.Basically, it seems confirmed that these boxes do contain the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We’ve heard that as many as 40 units have been shipped to large stores, all apparently ready for sale.So, if the stores are really getting these phones in stock now, it is likely that we might be able to actually buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus soon. Just about every day between now and the end of next week has been speculated as the release date… hopefully at least one of them will stick.last_img read more

Duke Nukem is being remastered and remixed with new content

first_imgDuke Nukem 3D‘s 20th anniversary is fast approaching so a remake + remix of the classic game is a smart move. Again, all of this is still a rumor, but it seems to be a well-founded one that is hard to dismiss. We do know that an announcement of some sort is happening in seven days so stay tuned for official news next week. <> Fans of old-school first person shooters will be happy to know that a remake of Duke Nukem 3D is on the way.That’s is according to a leak that was posted over on Reddit which has information about the game along with some screenshots. This rumor has some weight behind it given how there is currently a countdown clock on the official Duke Nukem website. We can’t say for certain if this rumor is legit, but all the evidence suggests that it certainly is.The person who leaked this information to the Redditor in question says that the game, Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour, is a “remix” of the original game. It is being developed by Nerve Software — a studio that was founded by an ex-id Software developer. This game is supposedly a remix because it contains both original and new content. The post says that the game will have online co-op and deathmatch modes, though the leaker says he isn’t one hundred percent sure about this.As you can see from the gallery below, this remake is graphically similar to the original Duke Nukem 3D. More screenshots are expected to be available once the official announcement is made next week.last_img read more

Ernesto Valverde defends Carles Alena substitution

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has defended his decision to substitute off Carles Alena in favor of Lionel Messi during the club’s 3–1 win over Leganes.Alena impressed in middle of the park before being withdrawn for Messi shortly after Martin Braithwaite drew Leganes level at 1-1.The Barcelona supporters reacted negatively to the 21-year-old’s withdrawal, but Valverde made the change for a specific reason.Speaking in his post-match news conference, Valverde said, according to FourFourTwo:FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“Alena played a great match, but we thought it was a good idea to make changes at 1-1.”“[Ivan] Rakitic and Messi are used to playing together and we have opted for a turn, but that does not mean it [Alena’s performance] was not good.”“The other day the full game, Alena did not play and today he did. We have to give everyone games because they are all important.”last_img read more

San Diego premiere of new HBO original comedy series Barry

first_img March 27, 2018 San Diego premiere of new HBO original comedy series ‘Barry’ KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The premiere of the new HBO comedy series, “Barry,” took place Tuesday night at the Horton Grand Theatre.Co-created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg, the show follows Bill Hader, a a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest.Related Link: Actor Henry Winkler previews new HBO comedy, “Barry”Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to LA to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene.“Barry” also stars acting legend Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau, Barry’s acting coach.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was LIVE from the premiere with more. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Court rules on pensions discrimination case

first_imgThe Court of Appeal has ruled against a retired worker in his bid to see his husband receive the same pay out from his pension scheme in the event of his death as a spouse of the opposite sex would be entitled to.In the case of Walker vs Innospec Ltd and others, with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as an interested party on behalf of the latter, John Walker had worked at the chemicals organisation from 1980 until his retirement in 2003. As a member of Innospec’s pension scheme, Walker receives a pension of £85,000 a year.Walker and his partner entered into a civil partnership in 2006 and have since married. As he retired before the Civil Partnership Act came into effect in 2005, his partner is not entitled to receive the full spousal pension should he outlive Walker.The claimant argued that if his spouse were a widow, she would be entitled to approximately £41,000 a year through the pension scheme. As a widower, however, his partner would only be able to claim around £500 a year. He argued that this contravened EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights, and in 2012 the Employment Tribunal (ET) found in Walker’s favour.Innospec lodged an appeal that was allowed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The EAT overturned the ET’s decision in 2014.Walker subsequently appealed against the EAT ruling. The Court of Appeal released its judgement on 6 October, which held in favour of Innospec on the grounds that the claim referred to a period before civil partnerships were recognised and the law could not be applied retrospectively.In his ruling Lord Justice Underhill stated: “I can understand that Mr Walker and his husband will find this conclusion hard to accept. But changes in social attitudes, and the legislation which embodies those changes, cannot fully undo the effects of the past.”TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, general secretary at the Trade Union Congress (TUC), said: “Today’s ruling is a real disappointment. There are thousands of people like Mr Walker who want financial security for their surviving spouse or civil partner but can’t get it because their pension schemes continue to discriminate against same-sex couples.“Had the court ruled in favour of Mr Walker it would have removed one of the last remaining obstacles to true equality for gay and lesbian couples.”last_img read more

Mozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019

first_imgMozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019 by Martin Brinkmann on June 09, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 11, 2019 – 69 commentsMozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed in an interview  that the organization plans to offer premium services in the near future.Mozilla is aware of the organization’s dependency on search and the revenue that it brings in. About 90% of the overall revenue of Mozilla comes from search deals at the time of writing, the remaining ten percent from Pocket, donations, and other revenue sources.Firefox Premium is an attempt to diversify Mozilla’s revenue without limiting or restricting any of the existing services.Beard mentions a VPN service as an example of a premium service. Mozilla could offer a free basic VPN service to all of its users and a paid version with improved functionality and features on top of that.The practice is not uncommon; several VPN providers offer a free basic version with limited bandwidth, server availability or speed, and an upgraded paid product that does away with the limits or extends them. It is unclear if the VPN service would be run by Mozilla or if the organization would cooperate with an existing provider.Mozilla did cooperate with ProtonVPN in the past already to offer VPN services to Firefox users.The only other service that Beard mentions in the interview is a data storage service but no information was provided in the interview. Companies that offer data storage services often use a freemium model as well. Users may sign up and get a couple of Gigabytes of storage as free users; those that require more may pay a monthly or yearly fee to get more online storage.Beard mentioned that Mozilla is considering several premium service options and that Mozilla is aiming for an official release in October 2019.Mozilla plans to launch individual services in the future. The interview suggests that the organization could launch these services for free initially and premium options later on.Tip: Check out the best VPN add-ons for Firefox.Dave Camp, Senior Vice President of Firefox, provided the following comment in an email:”We were founded on the belief that the internet should be open and accessible to all. A high-performing, free and private-by-default Firefox browser will continue to be central to our core service offerings. We also recognize that there are consumers who want access to premium offerings, and we can serve those users too without compromising the development and reach of the existing products and services that Firefox users know and love.”Closing WordsFirefox Premium services could launch as early as October of 2019. The services could diversify Mozilla’s revenue streams significantly. It is clear that Mozilla wants to reduce the reliance on search deals especially since the revenue depends to a large part on one of its competitors in the browser market, Google.A Google not-renewing the search deal scenario looms over Mozilla’s head even though it is unlikely that this is going to happen. Google could negotiate with an iron fist perfectly knowing that Mozilla does not have lots of choices when it comes to search deals partners.The only viable candidate left would be Microsoft and the company’s Bing search engine. Microsoft did make search deals in the past with companies like Yahoo or more recently Verizon.If Mozilla gets the premium services right, it could very well establish services that surpass search revenue in the long run. The organization needs to stay true to the attributes it stands for, especially when it comes to privacy, openness, and a user-focused appraoch to things.I don’t mind the release of premium services by Mozilla provided that core Firefox remains untouched (which it will) and that these services are reasonably priced and have a strong focus on privacy.Now You: What is your take on Firefox Premium?SummaryArticle NameMozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019DescriptionMozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed in an interview  that the organization plans to offer premium services in the near future.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in EarlyStage Breast Cancer

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more July 24, 2017 — Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after surgery (adjuvant). Their study, published in the June 30 issue of Breast Cancer Research, found that patients who have neoadjuvant radiation therapy have a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor at any site.The majority of patients who have early-stage breast cancer have surgery to remove their tumor or a complete mastectomy. Surgery is commonly followed by radiation therapy, which has been shown to increase relapse-free survival. However, in some cases, patients may require neoadjuvant radiation therapy to decrease the size of the tumor before surgery. Currently, there are no studies that have analyzed the long-term effects of neoadjuvant radiation therapy on breast cancer patients.Moffitt researchers compared the overall survival and the time to diagnosis of a second tumor, if any, of 250,195 breast cancer patients who received either neoadjuvant or adjuvant radiation therapy. They analyzed patient outcomes from a National Cancer Institute (NCI) registry database of cancer incidence and survival rates in the United States.  They included female patients in the analysis who were diagnosed between 1973 and 2011 with early-stage breast cancer. The analysis included 2,554 women who received localized neoadjuvant breast radiation therapy before surgery and 247,641 women who received localized adjuvant breast radiation therapy after surgery.The researchers discovered that among the breast cancer patients who tested positive for the estrogen receptor (ER) biomarker, patients who had neoadjuvant radiation therapy had a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor than patients who had adjuvant radiation therapy. This was true for patients who underwent both partial and complete mastectomies. The researchers found that delaying surgery due to neoadjuvant radiation therapy was not a detriment to survival.A number of recent studies have suggested that radiation therapy may re-educate and stimulate the immune system to target cancer cells. “The observed benefit of neoadjuvant radiation therapy aligns with the growing body of literature of the immune activation effects of radiation, including shrinking of untreated metastases outside the radiation field,” explained Heiko Enderling, Ph.D., associate member of Moffitt’s Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department. These data are promising, but randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the benefit of neoadjuvant radiation therapy. “Historic data indicate that disease-free survival is significantly increased when radiation therapy is applied before surgery rather than after surgery, especially for ER-positive patients. These findings are worthy of a prospective clinical trial to confirm potential benefits of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant radiation, and to identify the potential contribution of radiation-induced immunity to vaccinate against future disease,” said Enderling.The study was supported by funds received from the American Cancer Society and the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute Pilot Research Awards in Personalized Medicine.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

Barry Owens Joins OrangeGrid as VP of Business Development

first_imgOrangeGrid, a provider of highly configurable business process workflow solutions to the financial services industry, announced that Barry Owens, a seasoned professional with nearly three decades industry experience, has joined its growing team as VP of business development.“With a wealth of experience on both sides of the client-vendor relationship, Owens developed a keen understanding of client needs and how to best leverage OrangeGrid’s highly configurable technology to deliver ROI-focused solutions based on workflow efficiencies, for better utilization of staffing, rapid problem resolution, transparency, and accountability,” said Todd Mobraten, CEO and founder at OrangeGrid.Owens entered the mortgage servicing industry in 1990 shortly after graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Economics and went on to serve in numerous management capacities for over a decade before his departure from JPMorgan Chase in 2003 to pursue his sales career on the vendor side of the financial services industry. During his tenure with USRES, WFG National Title Insurance Company, SingleSource, and DIMONT, Owens successfully represented a wide range of services, including title insurance, valuations, REO outsourcing, property preservation, investor claims, insurance, and technology.“We are thrilled have Owens on our team and are confident in his ability to help OrangeGrid continue building strong collaborative relationships across our rapidly expanding client base for years to come,” said Mobraten. June 21, 2017 512 Views Share OrangeGrid 2017-06-21 Brianna Gilpincenter_img Barry Owens Joins OrangeGrid as VP of Business Development in Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more