PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_imgPH chess player Menandro Redor. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to pick up where they left off, the Philippines chess para athletes are loooling to surpass their six-gold medal haul in 2015 and aiming for seven this time in Kuala Lumpur.But Menandro Redor, one of the country’s leading para athlete in chess, thinks that with the chess team’s stringent preparation it could even exceed its target in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games this month.ADVERTISEMENT “We may get more than just seven golds because we had intense training for this. We joined different local and international tournaments just to prepare,” said Redor in Filipino. “Our coaches have been taking care of us and we’re so prepared that we’re sure of what we can accomplish.”Redor, who will also serve as the Philippines’ flagbearer for the opening ceremonies, ha four-gold haul for the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants, in the last staging of the biennial games in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe PH chess team will also lean on wheelchair-bound FIDE Master Sander Severino and Henry Lopez as they gun to sweep the individual and team events of standard and rapid.“We’ve already swept our category, so our goal now is to do that in the other categories. It also helps that we’ve got a women’s team now so it’s really possible that we can get the top spot this time,” Redor said. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 32-year-old woodpusher isn’t discounting the capacity of the opposition with Indonesia posing the biggest threat to the Philippines’ quest for gold.But Redor is confident with what the chess team can deliver for the delegation, saying, “In chess, we’re sure that we’ll bring home golds.” PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Total abdominal colectomy

first_imgDefinitionTotal abdominal colectomy is the removal of the large intestine from the lowest part of the small intestine (ileum) to the rectum. After it is removed, the end of the small intestine is sewn to the rectum.Alternative NamesIleorectal anastomosis; Subtotal colectomyDescriptionYou will receive general anesthesia right before your surgery. This will make you asleep and unable to feel pain.During the surgery:Your surgeon will make a surgical cut in your belly.The surgeon will remove your large intestine. Your rectum and anus will be left in place.Your surgeon will sew the end of your small intestine to your rectum.Why the Procedure Is PerformedThe procedure is done for people who have:Crohns disease that has not spread to the rectum or the anusMany colon cancer tumors, when the rectum is not affectedSevere constipation, called colonic inertiaRisksTotal abdominal colectomy is usually safe. Your risk depends on your general overall health. Ask your doctor about these possible complications:Risks for any surgery are:Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsInfection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and bellyHeart attack or strokeRisks for this surgery are:Bleeding inside your bellyDamage to nearby organs in the bodyScar tissue may form in the belly and cause a blockage of the small intestineThe end of the small intestine that is sewn to the rectum may come open (anastomosis), which may be life threateningWound may break openWound infectionsBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.advertisementBefore you have surgery, talk with your doctor or nurse about the following things:Intimacy and sexualityPregnancySportsWorkDuring the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen), and others.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses you may have before your surgery.Eat high fiber foods and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.The day before your surgery:Eat a light breakfast and lunch.You may be asked to drink only clear liquids such as broth, clear juice, and water after noon.Do NOT drink anything after midnight, including water. Sometimes you will not be able to drink anything for up to 12 hours before surgery.Your doctor or nurse may ask you to use enemas or laxatives to clear out your intestines. They will give you instructions.On the day of your surgery:Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will be in the hospital for 3 to 7 days. By the second day, you will probably be able to drink clear liquids. Your doctor or nurse will slowly add thicker fluids and then soft foods as your bowel begins to work again.Outlook (Prognosis)After this procedure, you can expect to have 4 to 6 bowel movements a day. You may need more surgery and an ileostomy if you have Crohns disease and it spreads to your rectum.Most people who have a total abdominal colectomy recover fully. They are able to do most of the activities they were doing before their surgery. This includes most sports, travel, gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities, and most types of work.ReferencesCima RR, Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Sleisenger MH, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 113.Fry RD, Mahmoud NN, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 52.Cunningham D, Atkin W, Lenz HJ, Lynch HT, Minsky B, Nordlinger B, et al. Colorectal Cancer. Lancet. 2010;375:1030-1047.Review Date:12/10/2012Reviewed By:Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.last_img read more

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Diwali celebrated in UP

first_imgLucknow, Oct 19 (PTI) Diwali, the festival of lights, was today celebrated with pomp and religious fervour in Uttar Pradesh.Governor Ram Naik met people from different sections of the society at the Raj Bhavan here and exchanged Diwali greetings with them. A number of prominent citizens and senior administrative and police officials also called on the governor.In his message on the occasion, Naik said, “We should include the poor and needy in the celebrations and efforts should be made to ensure that environment is taken care of.”Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath celebrated Diwali with the Vantangiya community in Gorakhpur, and declared five Vantangiya villages as revenue villages.He, on the occasion, distributed sweets, fruits and textbooks among the children. He also distributed wheelchairs to the differently-abled Vantangiyas.The chief minister also directed officials to present proposals before the state government for making primary schools, aaganwaadi centres, sports fields, drinking water arrangements, cremation spot and grazing land available to the community.”Deepawali is a festival which symbolises victory over untruth (asatya), injustice (anyaay) and exploitation (shoshan),” he said.Meanwhile, in Etawah, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, president Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav were seen together on the occasion. Mulayam said “all is well and there is not any feud in the family”. PTI NAV AQSlast_img read more

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Lenglet in no rush for Barca move

first_imgTransfers Lenglet in no rush to ditch Sevilla for Barcelona Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:39 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) suarez-lenglet-cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Sevilla Primera División The French youngster has a burgeoning reputation in Spain, but he wants to continuing developing in his current club despite interest from Camp Nou Clement Lenglet insists he is in no rush to quit Sevilla for Barcelona after reportedly attracting the Catalan giants’ interest thanks to a strong start to life in La Liga.The 22-year-old joined Sevilla from Nancy for a reported €5million in January and swiftly made an impression on coach Jorge Sampaoli, making 17 appearances in La Liga – 15 of which came from the start.Sevilla 8/1 to beat Celta 1-0 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 New coach Eduardo Berizzo appears to be similarly taken with the former France Under-21 international, with Lenglet starting nine of their 11 league games this term.His ability on the ball and adeptness at bringing the ball out of defence have seen Lenglet linked with a switch to Camp Nou, but the Frenchman is not thinking about a switch.Following Saturday’s @FCBarcelona clash, @clement_lenglet has become #SevillaFC’s new leader in minutes playedhttps://t.co/xGFVz0OF3a pic.twitter.com/Pu865f59k3— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) November 6, 2017″They [Barcelona] are a great team, but Sevilla are too and I am happy here,” he told Sevilla’s official YouTube channel.”We will see what happens in the future, but I am focused on La Liga and the Champions League here.”I feel adapted. I’m trying to speak Spanish, the city is incredible and I am happy with the minutes I’m getting and the games I am playing.”Sevilla have endured a somewhat erratic start to the season, with the 5-1 defeat to Spartak Moscow and 4-0 loss at Valencia setting off alarm bells at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, with coach Berizzo coming under pressure.But Lenglet feels things have improved of late, even if their most recent fixture was a 2-1 defeat at a “special” Camp Nou.”The dressing room is good,” he added. “There was a bad week with three losses, but we picked ourselves up and won three games in a row with courage and desire.”I think the game against Barca was special because they’re a tough team to play, especially at their ground, but we’re all working hard to improve.”last_img read more

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Liverpool and Manchester City full-backs hold key in top-of-table clash

first_img“I always had it so that when the right full-back is going up, the left‑back has to squeeze. The problem [for Guardiola] is that the space behind the defence will be bigger. You can exploit that when you have individual players who can play under the pressure of Manchester City. Liverpool did it – a pass to Salah or Firmino and then they are gone.”This explains the apparent paradox of City conceding the fewest goals in the league last season and yet at times – notably twice at Anfield against Liverpool, in the second half at home against Manchester United and at times in the Champions League away at Shakhtar and in both matches against Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli – looking defensively suspect. They stifle opponents by keeping the ball from them but can struggle against opponents who are not overwhelmed by their press.Guardiola has reportedly been working on shapes and new patterns of play as he seeks further progress in the Champions League but little in the group games so far suggests the problems have been resolved. Lyon unsettled City by pressing them and forcing them into mistakes; Hoffenheim attacked the familiar vulnerabilities between central defenders and the full-backs.It was presumably an awareness of that potential flaw that led Guardiola last season to leave out Raheem Sterling and deploy Ilkay Gündoğan in a withdrawn role on the right in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. That would protect Walker and help City keep the ball and control the game, to prevent Liverpool generating the head of fury that had brought three goals in nine minutes in the league game at Anfield three months previously. features Read more Read more Share on Twitter Relief for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City overcome fear factor Manchester City Yet Liverpool, too, seem to have been concerned by their full-backs. Neither Alexander-Arnold nor Robertson has been as attacking this season as they were last and, while that may have brought a greater sense of defensive stability, it has equally had an impact on the effectiveness of the wide forwards.It would be unrealistic to expect Mohamed Salah to reproduce the sort of glorious form he enjoyed in the first quarter of the year entirely consistently, and there are numerous reasons why he may not have looked quite so threatening this season as he did last but one of them is that he no longer has Alexander-Arnold hurtling outside him every time he gets the ball and distracting the full-back to allow him to cut inside to attack the defender on his weaker foot.Both sides, then, face a similar issue. Both have benefited from the potency of their full-backs but are aware there may be benefits in having them play a little more conservatively. If it is 4-3-3 against 4-3-3, whoever better manages the balance in that area should have the edge. That sort of change is a Guardiola trait, a strength that can become a weakness. Part of his genius is his constant flexibility and his willingness to adapt but there are occasions when he seems to overthink things. He will be aware that Jürgen Klopp is the only coach he has faced on more than three occasions who has a positive record against him and that could prompt a change.If there is one, it is likely to come in midfield, if only because of the lack of options to play as a left wing‑back. With Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph injured, the most likely candidate to play on the left of the defence is Laporte. It is one thing to press a mobile central defender into service as a left-back, quite another to make him play as a wing-back. There is the option of using Leroy Sané as a wing-back but even for Guardiola that is probably too bold a step. Share via Email Sportblog Share on LinkedIn Pep Guardiolacenter_img It is all about the full-backs but these days it is always all about the full‑backs. From a tactical point of view Sunday’s meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City is likely to be settled by Trent Alexander-Arnold against Aymeric Laporte and Andy Robertson against Kyle Walker – and, if it is not, it will be because Pep Guardiola has chosen not to take on that fight. Jack Charlton’s observation after the 1994 World Cup that full-back had become the most important position on the pitch seems wiser by the day.Full-backs, Louis van Gaal insists, are the key to Guardiola. The biggest difference between the football he practised with Guardiola in his midfield at Barcelona in the late 90s and that played by City now, he said in an interview for The Barcelona Legacy, “is that a lot of times he has two full-backs in front of the central defenders. Guardiola takes a big risk and that’s why he can lose. The space behind is too big for the central defenders and he doesn’t have such fast central defenders. Football tactics Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge hits back after Eden Hazard’s Chelsea strike Jürgen Klopp Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Topics Liverpoollast_img read more

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9 months agoWATCH: Careful Sarri! Higuain cleans out Gattuso in AC Milan training

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Careful Sarri! Higuain cleans out Gattuso in AC Milan trainingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea’s coaching staff better be careful if Gonzalo Higuain arrives from AC Milan.Milan training from yesterday shows Higuain taking out coach Gennaro Gattuso much to the delight of his team-mates preparing for the Italian Super Cup against Juventus.The famously volatile manager fortunately saw the funny side too as Higuain, who is looking to push through a move to Chelsea, slid in during a Rondo drill.Gattuso has admitted he expects Higuain to eventually leave for Chelsea this month.Incase you want a longer version. that var gesture from higuain tho. also noticed someone nutmeg on gattuso at the end lololol so funny. famiglia pic.twitter.com/XYSgXwnX0O— —uncommon (@toological424) January 14, 2019 last_img read more

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The 8 Most Overrated Fan Bases In College Football

first_imgStudent fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls.SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Fan bases make college football. Perhaps no sport has a more vast array of unique, different fan bases, that have different traditions and values. Many of them are among the most noteworthy fan bases in all of sports.College football is very much a lifestyle. There are fans that will show up for a college football Saturday on a Wednesday, and spend half the week tailgating and preparing for the four hours after kick-off.There are fans like that from the schools on our list here. However, these schools have reputations that exceed the realities of how die-hard the majority of the fan base actually is.Here are the eight most overrated fan bases in college football:8. Notre Dame Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Fighting Irish definitely have some die hard fans. It is hard to get a ticket to any game in South Bend, and there is a reason that Notre Dame can take the “Shamrock Series” all over the country and fill big stadiums for games.It is this same national fan base that makes Notre Dame fans the butt of many jokes for other huge college football fan bases. While those in SEC country and at many Big Ten schools grew up living and dying with their local team, Notre Dame fans often latch on no matter where they lived or whether they have any actual connection to the school. As you can imagine, this leads to some pretty flighty fans that chime up about the Fighting Irish when things are going well, but not so much otherwise.7. Florida Florida Gator fans celebrate following the Gators win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)It hasn’t been that long since Florida was the top program in the country. The Swamp is one of the more prominent stadiums in the SEC, but it hasn’t exactly been the most ferocious environment as of late.Through the Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain tenures, the team has suffered plenty of tough losses in Gainesville, none worse than the one to then-FCS Georgia Southern. That ultimately cost Muschamp his job. This whole stretch has been a real blow to the mystique of Gator fans.6. USC USC Trojans fans cheer in the game against the Washington State Cougars.(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)The entire Pac-12 has something of an enthusiasm gap. That doesn’t end with the Trojans.USC is the most historic and notable program in the conference, and enter most seasons with national championship aspirations. The Trojans are also one of the few programs that can recruit with the top of the SEC and Big Ten. However, USC doesn’t have the same level of fervent fan interest.The Coliseum provides a pretty cool atmosphere. The fans just aren’t as crazy as most of the other programs of USC’s standing.Next: No. 5-1 >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2last_img read more

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NS inmate who died had mental capacity of sevenyearold boy family

first_imgHALIFAX – The family of a 29-year-old Nova Scotia man who was found unresponsive in a jail cell say his death could have been prevented if he was given proper treatment.Christine Barnes said Thursday that her nephew, Josh Evans, tried to kill himself at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Monday and was pronounced dead at Dartmouth General Hospital.She said Evans had the mental capacity of a second grader and was missing half of his 22nd chromosome.“Basically he’s like a seven-year-old boy in a man’s body,” Barnes said.In a statement, the man’s father, Don Evans, said he plans on hiring a lawyer and taking legal action.“Someone should have known and cared enough to help him along and keep him safe. When someone goes into custody you expect them to be safe and not end up in the morgue four weeks later,” Don Evans wrote to Global News.Barnes said Josh Evans was charged with making child pornography available, unlawfully accessing child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography following a search of a home in Niagara Falls, Ont., in 2015.While at a detention centre there, Barnes said Evans was diagnosed with velo-cardio-facial syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause different medical problems including heart defects, cleft palate, kidney problems and learning or behavioural issues.“The signals going into Josh’s brain tend to twist and spin, then his thoughts are altered,” Barnes stated. “I know he had done something wrong, but I don’t think he was aware (that) what he was doing was wrong.”She said he received counselling and medication, and was also placed on suicide watch. Barnes said he was released four months into his sentence on strict conditions.Barnes said Evans was again charged with child pornography-related offences after the family moved to Nova Scotia about a year ago. He was also charged with failing to comply with a probation order and failing to comply with a prohibition order.Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey said Thursday that Evans was on remand and in a transition day room — a space for people with mental health issues or other challenges who do not meet the criteria to be housed in the forensic part of the jail.“It’s a hybrid space. … We have a group of inmates who have mental-health issues, brain dysfunction, other challenging issues or don’t meet the criteria for the forensic hospital,” he said.“He was in his cell at the time. He had received medical attention within the facility, but at the time of his death was in his cell in the transition day room space.”Furey declined to say what the prisoner’s condition was at the time of his death, but said he has confidence in how the Burnside jail operates.Barnes hopes changes are made to how inmates are processed to ensure this doesn’t happen again.“He should have been in a halfway house or somewhere where he could have one-on-one counselling or be monitored 24-7,” Barnes said.“I want to know why he fell through the cracks.”(Global News)last_img read more

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Wabauskang First Nation looking for mercury compensation

first_imgAPTN National NewsOttawa and the Ontario government closed the books on mercury compensation two decades ago for those affected along the English and Wabigoon Rivers.But members of the Wabauskang First Nation in Ontario are now fighting to be recognized as victims of mercury poising from the time they were relocated downstream of the contamination in the 1970s.APTN National News reporter Melissa Ridgen has this story.last_img

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Mohawk family pushing Ontario government to recognize traditional names

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Mohawk family living in Akwesasne is pushing to get the Ontario government to recognize traditional names.So far, the government has denied them.But they’re hoping that will change.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.last_img

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UNICEFbacked conference seeks to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities

20 September 2011Government leaders and experts today discussed ways to improve education, health care and social services for millions of children with disabilities during a conference co-organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Azerbaijan. During the one-day conference, which was held in the capital, Baku, about 200 participants from 12 countries shared experiences of efforts to reduce the stigma against children with disabilities and ensure their physical and social inclusion into society, according to a press release issued by UNICEF.The conference was part of a wider campaign to reduce the stigmatization of children with disabilities, which the agency noted is still prevalent in parts of Central and Eastern Europe and the countries that form the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).“Children with disabilities and in need of special care live by our side. Incredible as it may seem, but in the most of the cases it is them who understand best what it means not to be accepted by society. International institutions, national governments, financial institutions, people with goodwill, people who are not indifferent to the fate of children should pool their efforts,” said Mehriban Aliyev, the first lady of Azerbaijan and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which co-organized the event along with the Azerbaijani Government.Both the conference and the campaign place special emphasis on the need for policy reforms and a change in societal attitudes to guarantee the physical and social inclusion of children with disabilities into society.Four members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, performed with the Azerbaijan National Symphonic Orchestra tonight, and will be taking part in various activities with children with disabilities throughout this week to raise awareness of the campaign.“We are happy to contribute our music so we can help build a more inclusive society, where children with and without disabilities are free to express themselves through music or other means. Every child deserves a chance to participate actively as an equal member of society according to his or her potential,” said Stanley Dodds, a board member of the Berliner Philharmoniker.Inclusion into society has not been the general approach for children with disabilities in the region. However, extensive research shows that children in institutions will not develop as in the same way as those who live with their families. According to a report issued today by the UN peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), women, children and persons with mental disabilities are the most vulnerable to discrimination on a daily basis, making the reduction of stigmatization an important factor for the successful inclusion of persons with disabilities into society. read more

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Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Friday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Fri Thu 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2638 1.2578 1.3743 1.3022 British Pound 1.6495 1.6519 1.7743 1.7098 Japanese Yen 0.0114 0.0114 0.0122 0.0129 Euro in U.S. 1.1812 1.1868 1.0956 1.1131 Euro in Cdn 1.4886 1.4928 1.5057 1.4495Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

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Indians arrested for theft at Temple festival

The police said that they also too into custody a van used by the suspects during the theft at the festival of the Malipuram Sri Alwar Temple. The police have arrested three Indians who were involved in stealing chains and other items from devotees at a festival of a Hindu Temple in Point Pedro.The police said that seven people were arrested and among them were five women. Among the seven arrested are two Indian women and an Indian man, the police media unit said. The police said that they recovered 20 gold chains and pendants stolen by the suspects. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Ulster v Munster 3 key battles to decide tonights rumble in Ravenhill

first_imgMunster: Felix Jones; Andrew Conway, Casey Laulala, Ivan Dineen, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Cathal Sheridan; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Stephen Archer; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony (Captain), Tommy O’Donnell, James Coughlan. Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Dave Foley, CJ Stander, Duncan Williams, Johnny Holland, Johne Murphy. 17 things we learned from last night’s Ronan O’Gara documentary Ulster: Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar: Tom Court, Rob Herring, John Afoa, Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy, Robbie Diack (Captain), Chris Henry, Roger Wilson.Replacements: Niall Annett, Callum Black, Declan Fitzpatrick, Lewis Stevenson, Nick Williams, Sean Doyle, Paul Marshall, Mike Allen.center_img AFTER SENDING OUT most of the back-ups for last week’s seasonal inter-pros, both Rob Penney and Mark Anscombe have been able to put their best feet forward and name almost full-strength starting line-ups for tonight’s clash in Ravenhill.With the Heineken Cup and Six Nations just around the corner, neither set of players will be holding anything back as they search for form and selection favour.Here are the confrontations we’re looking forward to most.Iain Henderson v Paul O’ConnellPerhaps Ulster’s most promising young talent has his work cut out tonight. O’Connell is a fine yard-stick for any second row to measure himself by, but Henderson will come into close contact with the Ireland captain cold as he returns from injury.On paper, Ulster’s front row has the upper hand, so O’Connell will look to take control of the game in the tight exchanges and line-out while it will be intriguing to see how Henderson goes about disrupting his progress.Chris Henry v Tommy O’DonnellLike Henderson, Henry will come into this contest a little rusty, but Tommy O’Donnell will hardly be at full tilt either.With Sean O’Brien out injured, tonight’s number seven duel holds even more significance than usual. Henry will hope to hit the ground running and that his experience on the deck will hold sway when Joe Schmidt and John Plumtree sit down to pick the team to face Scotland.As for tonight’s game, well, it should go without saying that the breakdown is central to the fortunes of both these quick-ball-craving, high-tempo sides and the influence of these opensides over the ball will be crucial to the outcome.Paddy Jackson v Ian KeatleyThe prize may not be as tangible for these two 10s, but after a month of non-stop plaudits for JJ Hanrahan, even mild-mannered Ian Keatley must be grinding his teeth slightly as he waits to show what he can do again.©INPHO/James CrombieWith Hanrahan rested, Keatley won’t have to look over his shoulder quite so often in the second half tonight and winning this duel would go a long way to giving him an unlikely shot at a cap in the spring.Jackson was Joe Schmidt’s second choice out-half in November, but with four weeks of Italian opposition followed by a meek Ulster performance in Dublin, there has not been much to gain for the 21-year-old last month.With a national audience again watching tonight, Jackson’s job is to solidify rather than reinvent his game with consistent decision-making and more accurate goal-kicking.last_img read more

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iPad smuggling ring of housewives busted in China

first_imgA crew rolling fourteen deep have just been arrested in Shenzhen, smuggling $143,000 mobile phones and iPads into mainland China, but no hardened gang of cut throats here: instead, it was a gadget smuggling crew comprised entirely of house wives.One woman in particular was caught smuggling over 65 mobile phones by strapping them to her body underneath her clothes. Another 20 were stored away in her handbag. Most of these phones were models either not available or more heavily taxed within China.AdChoices广告The iPad, of course, is a popular item for smugglers running between Hong Kong and China. While the WiFi model is available widely through China, the iPad 3G isn’t available for sale due to local laws. Additionally, China collects an aggressive tax on every iPad sold, as well taxing iPads carried into the country by foreigners.According to authorities, the women were recruited by a ring of Chinese smugglers and were payed around 200 yuan, or just $30, for each run they made across the border.Read more at Wall Street Journallast_img read more

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Olive Foley paid emotional tribute to her husband this afternoon

first_img Friday 21 Oct 2016, 6:48 PM Anthony trusted me with almost everything; with the children, their schooling, the house, everything. And I intend to honour that trust, and I’m going to make sure that our two adored boys will grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity and honesty, just like their Dad.Paying tribute to his “hands on” skills as a father, she drew more laughter from those assembled as she described the average day in the Foley household: “Everyday after work he’d come in and sit down and have a coffee. I wouldn’t get that much chat, but he’d sit there. He was happy enough to let me ramble on, and that was ok.” Tributes to Anthony Foley At Thomond Park in Limerick this week Source: Niall CarsonBut then he’d say ‘get the hurley’s lads, were going for a puck’; Now I’m going to have to pick it up a notch or two with the hurling. We’ll see how we get on with that.‘He was a ringer’“He took an interest in everything (his sons) did. He never missed a (hurling) blitz or a training session. He was even inclined to check the homework, which wouldn’t have been his number one priority, but he’d always have a look at it and check the spellings.”Fighting back tears, she added proudly: “From the moment those boys were born Anthony loved and adored them.”“My last conversation with him was on the Saturday evening. He’d been ringing all day long. Anthony was a ringer. He rang and rang and rang, twenty times a day. He’d say nothing, and sure… but I’d never bother ringing him back because he’d always ring me.”But I rang him back that day and we chatted. Of course, our chat was about the lads and how the athletics went that morning, and how the javelin was going with Tony, andthen Tony had a chat with him. It was a lovely conversation, but I didn’t expect it to be the last.Earlier on that day Olive had hosted a fundraiser in her home to raise funds for the family of a local mother of triplets who’d passed away earlier this year.“He asked me all about it,” she said.ValuesPaying the ultimate tribute to Anthony, she said: “We were married for wonderful years. It was an idyllic life.” “Our home was so happy and it was a haven for all the important things in life. His values were perfect.” Former Munster players Killian Keane (left) and David Corkery at St Flannan’s Church in Killaloe today Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesAnthony was my true soul mate. We were perfect together, and he will never leave my heart. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Olive Foley paid emotional tribute to her husband this afternoon The Munster legend was laid to rest in Killaloe amid emotional scenes this afternoon. By David Raleigh https://jrnl.ie/3039946 Share3573 Tweet Email7 25 Comments center_img We had great plans for the future, and we talked about going to Australia next year… and loads of other things we were going to do… but the show will go on and I’m going to stick to the plan, because Anthony is going to be with us in spirit every step of the way.One moment of hilarity cut through the sadness of the occasion as she continued: “As a family, along with some of our friends, we went over to Paris to bring him home. And I am ashamed to say… that I said a prayer on the way over on the plane… I said… ‘please Jesus, let him have shaved’.”Her husband she said had “touched a lot of lives and leaves a great legacy behind”.Text messageAt one point, she read out a text message she had received from a Munster player, which she said summed up her inspirational husband:Olive, I just wanted to text you to let you know that Axel was special. He was the heart and soul of Munster. I worshipped him as a player for ten years and then had the privilege of having him as a coach. I owe him so much. He loved you and the boys so much and I’m sorry for your loss, but I hope you know that Munster is your extended family and we are here with you at your time of loss. Axel meant a huge deal to me and I will miss him so much.Anthony Foley, who led Munster to two Heineken Cup triumphs, had recently been transitioned from Director of Rugby at the club to position as head coach, which Olive said had “hurt” him. But she added: “He never held a grudge.” Anthony Foley Source: Nigel French“The stones on the road know that the last two years have been very stressful for Anthony and Munster, but he took that job as head coach and he gave it everything, with the same passion he gave it when he put on his jersey and won two Heineken Cups,” she said.Smiling downThere were very rough days during the last couple of years, but despite the pressure and hurt (felt) during that time – I have no doubt that Anthony now is having a smile down now knowing he gave it everything.She added her husband was always strong in the face of a challenge: “When I found it stressful sometimes, his advice was always the same. He’d say to me, ‘Olive, I was never as bad as they say I was and I was never as good as they say I was, so read nothing’”.She thanked her “wonderful friends” for their support and those who organised the funeral.“It was a huge logistics operation, and it was short notice, and to all our dear friends, thank you too – it enabled us to focus on what was important and spend time with Anthony.”As she ended her tribute to sustained loud applause, she wept and said: “I’m handing Anthony over to god now, and my faith and our faith will get us through this.”Lord, nothing is going to happen to me today that you or I can’t handle together, and it’ll be one day at a time.Read: Stander to wear number 24 as Munster retire 8 jersey for tomorrowRead: ‘A loving, caring family man’: Anthony Foley laid to rest in Clare Source: PA Wire/PA Images“ANTHONY NEVER WASTED words, so I’m going to keep it brief,” Olive Foley said this afternoon in her tribute to her husband.Over the next thirteen and a half minutes, she courageously delivered an emotional and witty tribute to her “soul mate” husband, and father of their two young boys.She described as “beautiful” the many tributes paid to her husband over the past few days, particularly the emotional rendition of “There Is An Isle” sang by her husband’s band of brothers at Shannon Rugby Club, where he won five All-Ireland championship medals, as his remains were brought by the home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park, and then on to his “beloved” secondary school St Munchins, Limerick, where he first honed his rugby skills.The packed congregation laughed and applauded loudly as Olive continued: “He would have absolutely hated all the fuss… but he would have been very proud.”In her address she continued: “Anthony was full of surprises. Every day of my life he gave me a surprise of some description, but it wasn’t what he said; it was what he did. His kindness was subtle.”She described as “huge” the loss of the rugby great and family man. 69,252 Views I was in a really dark place during a long injury; I was horrible to the people I loved, and I had all but given up several times. But, Axel never lost faith in me. He always checked in with me, and he always supported me, even though I was pretty much a lost cause, and he had a million different other things going on. Short URL Oct 21st 2016, 6:48 PM last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Two of the puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port last night. Source: DSPCAIRELANDWreckage of Rescue 116 was recovered but there was no sign of the two missing crew members.Scrutiny of An Garda Síochána continued today, with criticism from the former Northern Ireland police ombudsman.14 people were found hidden in the back of a truck at Rosslare port.Michael O’Leary said Shane Ross is ‘playing a blinder’ in the bus dispute.Six more migrant teens from the Calais camp have arrived in Ireland.A man was charged over a seizure of €1.5 million worth of cocaine and cannabis in Artane.A new law is aimed at ensuring waiting staff get their tips.Dublin drivers have been ranked as the worst in Ireland.Gardaí seized more puppies at Dublin Port. A girl holds a doll retrieved from her damaged house in Mocoa, Colombia, after mudslides. Source: Fernando VergaraWORLD#COLOMBIA: President Higgins extended his sympathy to those affected by mudslides that killed hundreds.#ASSAULT: A judge rejected Trump’s defence against a claim he incited violence at a rally.#LONDON: Six people were arrestedover an assault on a teenager asylum seeker.#CHICAGO: A boy has been arrested after the sexual assault of a girl was streamed live on Facebook.#SKYSCRAPER: A large fire broke out near the world’s tallest building in Dubai.PARTING SHOTAs fighting in Syria that has displaced thousands of families rages on, photojournalist Sergey Ponomarev has shared a number of images which he says show the scale of the country’s loss. Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country… Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 2 Comments Get our daily news round up: http://jrnl.ie/3320586 Share1 Tweet Email By Michelle Hennessy 13,860 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Ter Stegen admits Mexico will challenge Germany

first_imgMarc-Andre ter Stegen has voiced his opinion that Mexico will be the main rivals of the Bundesteam in the FIFA World Cup group.Ahead of the beginning of the World Cup in Russia, ter Stegen has revealed he sees Marco Fabian and Carlos Salcedo’s Mexico challenge Germany in the group as they have already been announced. He said they should not be underestimated.“Every one of us wants to win the World Cup and to do this, we want to get into the tournament with good feelings and with a good result against Mexico,” ter Stegen said, according to the official website of the Bundesliga.“They are the strongest team in our group, together with us, and they’ve come a long way in recent years.”Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Lionel Messi, BarcelonaTer Stegen: Messi deserves to decide his Barca future Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists Lionel Messi has earned the right to decide his Barcelona future amid fears he could leave next summer.“We’re going to prepare well in the coming week and we want to prove that we are the best team in the group.”He also went on to add that he is ready to do anything for the big prize.“It’s difficult for me, but I am giving all my support to the team so that we can win the World Cup, which is all that I want.”“It’s not just about quality, but also fortune and your form on the day that matter,” he continued. “There are many good nations, like Brazil and Spain, who are always up there, but we hope to start with a victory.”last_img read more

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Report Wash kids are poorer but better educated

first_imgSALEM, Ore. (AP) — An annual ranking of the well-being of American children shows Oregon’s are suffering from poverty, underemployment and high housing costs.The Oregonian reports the annual Kids Count survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation puts Oregon at 41st in economic well-being, 32nd overall.The project is in its 25th year. It tracks 16 indicators of child well-being.This year’s ranking, released Monday, showed about 37 percent of Oregon children have parents who lack secure employment, and 24 percent live in poverty. Oregon’s child poverty rate is up from 18 percent in 2005.SEATTLE — More Washington kids are living in poverty today than before the recession, but they are better educated and their health has improved, according to a new report released Monday.The annual survey released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the number of Washington children living in poverty has increased to 18 percent, but poverty in the state is still well below the national average.Washington children beat the national average on many measures studied by the foundation for its annual “Kids Count” report.Overall, Washington is ranked 19th in the nation for child well-being. The state’s best score is in the area of child health, where Washington is ranked 6th best in the nation.last_img read more

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AK Moving On

first_img(Photo by Jeannette Lee)The director of the largest refugee assistance program in Alaska is leaving after more than a decade, just as the program is being threatened by a federal budget crisis in Washington.Download Audio(Photo courtesy Karen Ferguson)Karen Ferguson has spent the final weeks of her job sending out urgent e-mails. She’s worried about what federal cuts will mean for the refugee assistance program in Alaska—a program she’s worked very hard to build.“Obviously that could be devastating,” she said. “We will be faced with the challenge of whether we accept human beings who are fleeing from their countries or whether we say this is a bad idea and we can’t accept them.”For nearly 11 years, Ferguson has served as the program director and state refugee coordinator for Catholic Social Services in Alaska. Ferguson was key to getting the refugee program at Catholic Social Services started in 2003. Since then, she’s helped refugees from the former Soviet Union to Bhutan to Somalia find new lives in Alaska.She happens to be leaving as the federal government struggles to find funding for tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing from drug-related gang violence by crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.The border crisis could lead to cuts of about $450,000 to refugee services in Alaska. Ferguson says the cuts, which start to take effect Aug. 15, would cripple medical, educational, and elderly support, as well as employment services for all new arrivals.“In my view, you can’t take one crisis and solve it by taking away funds from another program, creating then two crises,” Ferguson said.(Photo by Jeannette Lee)The cuts would mean a huge setback for a program Ferguson helped grow from a small group assisting Hmong refugees to a staff of 20, plus volunteers. Over time, she’s helped develop several programs, including a youth soccer team and a vegetable garden in Mountain View.Bhaskar Kafle has been coming to the refugee garden every summer for four years. He wears a gray suit-jacket and slacks that are surprisingly clean given that he’s tilling potatoes.Kafle takes a break to talk about his old farm in Bhutan. Those were the days before the Bhutanese government ejected him and more than 100,000 other ethnic Nepalis in the 1990s as part of its “one-nation-one-people” policy. Kafle says the garden here in Anchorage reminds him of the land he lost.The Bhutanese, along with refugees from the former Soviet Union and Somalia are among the larger refugee populations in Alaska. Catholic Social Services meets new arrivals at the airport, finds apartments for them and provides basic furniture and household goods, like spatulas and knives.“We’ve, you know, transformed into this program that can take 120 people a year from all over the globe so it’s been really quite an incredible transformation,” Ferguson said.She is especially proud of the cultural orientation program, which won an award as a model for refugee programs in other states. Some of the refugees have lived in camps their whole lives and arrive never having used electricity. The program teaches them how to live independently in the U.S.: how to enroll kids in school, how to call 911, use the bus and get a job – and of course, what to do when encountering a moose.“I watched people be really lost and I also watched the community wrap themselves around people, just as volunteers, with no program, and help them to end up being actually quite successful,” Ferguson said. “When we started the refugee program, it was a relief to see that people didn’t have to be lost.”Ferguson, who already has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, will be heading to a master’s program in Israel to study peace and conflict management at the University of Haifa.She says she wants to go from taking care of refugees to preventing the very conflicts that force people to become refugees in the first place.last_img read more

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