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  • College linebacker ‘very critical’ after head injury – coach

    first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It was just a football play,” Reed said. “He was taking on a block and it wasn’t anything malicious or dirty or anything like that. Just an unfortunate situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Abercrombie had been rushed to hopsital where he underwent emergency surgery after collapsing on the sideline of Tennesse State’s game against Vanderbilt University on Saturday.The 20-year-old player had made his way to the sideline after the play on which he was injured but collapsed soon after telling medical staff he had a headache.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He was removed from the game and as they were taking him into the locker room he collapsed and the EMTs took over from there,” Reed said.Reed said TSU coaches had reviewed video of the play on which Abercrombie was hurt and found it was within the rules. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tennessee State University linebacker Christian Abercrombie remained in critical condition Sunday a day after collapsing with a head injury during a game, his coach told a Nashville radio station.Coach Rod Reed said there had been no change in Abercrombie’s condition overnight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments LATEST STORIES Golden Knights continue healing process for Las Vegas Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

  • ‘Barrobo District Is Neglected’

    first_imgWhat has happened to the county and district development funds is the question on the lips of many from the depressed and depressing District of Barrobo? Have our funds gone the way that resources disappeared from other districts we heard about? Into the pockets of unscrupulous individuals at the local level of governance who are thwarting the process?Those are the question that go unanswered in the near-desolate district we recently found ourselves visiting.Central Government apportions funds every fiscal year in the national budget for district development purposes for the 73 districts throughout the country, but some of the districts, like Barrobo, in Maryland County, seems abandoned by government, with residents living pitiful lives.Barrobo, which is district #3 in Maryland, lacks health and educational facilities throughout the length and breadth of the district, our reporter observed while on a tour in the area recently. There is not a single high school in the district.Our reporter had gone with Maternal and Newborn Health Ambassador, Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh, who had gone on an advocacy campaign to ensure that pregnant women seek medical attention during pregnancy.The citizens complained of the lack of central government’s presence in the district, which they said is contributing to its backwardness, even though there is a district development Superintendent.The district does not even have a high school, although there is a clinic that serves almost the entire district; but pregnant women have to travel hundreds of miles to seek medical attention because they lack health facilities in their towns.The district, which has Representative Isaac B. Roland as its Representative in the National Legislature, has a make-shift structure that served as the town hall where residents gather to interact, though there are thousands of dollars apportioned for these purposes.A citizen of the district, Isaac Kwabo, said: “My brother we don’t have anything in this place. We don’t feel government’s attention here, our entire district is backward and we are disconnected from the rest of the county and the country.”“There are no schools for our children to go to in most of the towns, not to even mention clinics, where our people could seek medical attention. Our children wake-up in the morning and have to go with us on the farms because there is no school around. The nearest school around this area is about four to five hours walk and the kids are too small for that. There are no teachers as well.”A lady who told this reporter that she came from one of the towns located in the district, said after the advocacy meeting, “The big people are telling us to go to the clinic when pregnant and there is no clinics in our areas. It is a good idea, but it is not easy for some of us because we are living far off and to get to the clinic it take some of us a day or two. Government really needs to try and come to our aid.”“We are just living here by the mercy of God; we are all on our own here. Our place has been neglected for too long and no one is coming to our aid—not even our representative Isaac Roland,” a man who claimed to be an official of the district said.There are too many bureaucratic processes surrounding the district development funds; so ‘they’ are afraid to get involved in it before ‘they’ are sacked by their bosses. He declined to say who ‘they’ were.Efforts to contact, Rep. Roland for comments did not materialize as his phoned would not ring when called.               Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Athlete stands tall in a chair

    first_imgGrowing up with a sister who became blind, disabled and disfigured during surgery to remove a brain tumor when she was 9, I learned quickly that life isn’t always fair. I understood his family’s anger. But I was also proud of Malave and his unbelievably positive attitude toward the hurdles he faces. A student at California State University, Northridge, he said he just wants to live independently. And if the world won’t change for him, he’ll change for the world. “I feel like I have no limitations. I want to enjoy life,” he said. “I don’t see the boundaries that this disability has brought me.” There are 54 million Americans living with disabilities. For years, many were expected simply to stay home and collect benefits from the government. That attitude is changing with the younger generation of disabled who are now working, traveling and contributing to their communities, said Nancy Starnes, vice president of the National Organization On Disability, based in Washington, D.C. “The expectations for being active were certainly much more diminished then than they are for younger people today,” Starnes said. But Starnes said that, as a result, there are more disabled relying on public transit agencies to get around. And with that comes an increased demand on these services to accommodate disabled passengers. It also means a heightened scrutiny when services fall short, as they did at Van Nuys FlyAway. Coach America General Manager Dave Dwight apologized for Malave’s experience, saying, “There is no excuse for even one thing going wrong.” There’s supposed to be a wheelchair lift on each FlyAway bus, Dwight said, but a service implemented last year to shuttle passengers between Union Station and LAX created a shortage of wheelchair-accessible buses. He hopes the problem will be resolved soon. And even though Coach America contracts with the city’s airports agency, it operates without federal money and does not have FTA oversight to make sure it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Meanwhile, it’s not going to hold back Malave, who learned his upbeat outlook on life after joining a wheelchair basketball team. Playing the sport means falling out of the wheelchair and struggling at times to move. Through this, he says he has learned not to let barriers on the court or in life get in his way. “We just deal,” Malave said of his team. “We don’t allow the other factors to bother us.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818)713-3746 Do you have questions about your local transit system? What are your experiences with transportation? Send your thoughts to our new transportation blog at: www.insidesocal.com/theride. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After the tournament in Philly – his team lost, by the way – Malave waited outside the LAX terminal for a FlyAway bus to take him back to Van Nuys. Sure enough, the bus that arrived lacked a wheelchair lift. Dreading another hourlong wait, Malave instead hoisted himself out of his chair and dragged himself up the steep steps of the bus and into a seat. “When I go out, I don’t expect everything to be all disabled-accessible,” said Malave, who was paralyzed five years ago when he was hit by a stolen pickup truck. “I know I will encounter obstacles, and I don’t even think about it. I just do what I have to do to get here or there.” But Malave’s family members weren’t as sanguine. And when they called with his story, it ignited a firestorm in our newsroom about injustice. I contacted officials at Coach America, the bus company that contracts with the city; at LAX and at the Federal Transit Administration. Everyone I talked with was enraged. Everyone but Malave himself. Paralyzed from the waist down, Alvin Malave recently learned the hard way that mass transit isn’t always accessible to the disabled, contrary to public policy or federal law. Headed to Philadelphia for a wheelchair basketball tournament, the West Hills resident planned to ride the super-convenient FlyAway bus from Van Nuys to Los Angeles International Airport. The first bus wasn’t equipped with a wheelchair lift, so Malave figured he’d just wait for the next one. The second bus came, and that one also didn’t have a lift. Finally, nearly an hour later, a bus arrived that could accommodate his wheelchair and transport him to LAX. last_img read more

  • Thierry considering Bordeaux coaching role

    first_img0Shares0000The position is one of a number being considered by the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – Thierry Henry is in talks with Bordeaux over the vacant coach’s role, according to Sky sources.The position is one of a number being considered by the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward. French broadcaster RMC reported on Wednesday morning that he had agreed to take the role, but Sky understands talks are still ongoing.Henry, who left Sky Sports in the summer to concentrate on his coaching career, has been working as an assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez since 2016.He was part of the backroom staff that led Belgium to third place at the World Cup in Russia.The Ligue 1 side recently suspended manager Gus Poyet after he was critical of a transfer that had been made without his knowledge.Bordeaux sold striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier and Poyet reacted furiously after their Europa League win over FC Mariupol, labelling the transfer “a disgrace”.Poyet was suspended for a week with Eric Bedouet taking over for Sunday’s league clash with Toulouse, which saw Bordeaux fall to a 2-1 defeat.Henry’s interest in the role was brought to light on Monday by his long-time manager at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.“Yes, he wants to do it,” Wenger told Corse Matin. “He is intelligent and he has the qualities.Henry made 254 appearances for Arsenal between 1999 and 2007 and won 123 caps for France.-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Poll: Salford City or Sal-bored City?

    first_img1 With so much focus on the minnows’ meteoric rise and FA Cup exploits, are you bored of all the hysteria? Drive want to know… Gary Neville is heavily involved behind the scenes at Salford City last_img

  • MAJELLA RESTING UP BEFORE SERIOUS SURGERY IN THE COMING WEEKS

    first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed his wife is having plenty of rest and relaxation before she undergoes serious surgery in the coming weeks.Daniel and MajellaThe singer and his brave wife Majella spent Christmas at home but have spent the last few weeks on sun-kissed Tenerife.But Majella will return to Ireland where she has opted to have a double mastectomy in her bid to overcome breast cancer. Daniel revealed “At the minute Majella and I are in Tenerife and we’ve been here since New Year’s Eve. My holiday is almost coming to an end as next Tuesday we start our UK shows.“We really haven’t been doing much since we got to Tenerife other than relaxing and we have really enjoyed this time together.“I’m glad to say Majella is feeling well at the moment. She will return home on the 4th of February as she is scheduled to have her mastectomy in the coming weeks.“Even though I’m going to be away during this time we are very lucky she has so many people around to support her,” said Daniel. Majella captured the hearts of the Irish public when she had her hair shaved live on the Late Late Show.She managed to raise more than €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society with her brave efforts ahead of her chemotherapy.Daniel has also revealed that his mother Julia has been ill in hospital in Dungloe but is recovering.“My mother is doing well and thank God everything is good with us,” he added. MAJELLA RESTING UP BEFORE SERIOUS SURGERY IN THE COMING WEEKS was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnellmasectomylast_img read more

  • Preschool ads ignite controversy

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Reiner said he recused himself from any dealings with the commercials 15 months ago to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. The California First 5 Commission is funded by a tobacco tax passed by voters in 1998. The commission has received nearly $4 billion for early childhood programs since its inception in 1999. Reiner took a leave of absence from the First 5 Commission last month, saying he wanted to devote his efforts to passing Proposition 82, the “Preschool for All” initiative. But controversy over the ad campaign and other spending by the commission continues to dog him. The Legislature has asked the state auditor to investigate the commission, and state Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, is demanding Reiner’s resignation. He said the ad campaign improperly used state funds to try to influence public opinion. SACRAMENTO – Movie director Rob Reiner on Tuesday refused to resign from a state commission he chairs and said he does not regret that it spent $23 million in state money for an ad campaign that coincided with his promotion of a preschool ballot initiative. The television commercials lauded the benefits of preschool and aired from early November until mid-January, when Proposition 82 qualified for the June ballot. The Reiner-supported measure would create free universal preschool by raising taxes on the wealthy. Appearing before the Sacramento Press Club, Reiner said he has yet to see the ads or read a 2002 memo that outlined a strategy to convince Californians to support the concept of universal preschool. “Should I resign? Of course not. Of course not,” Reiner said. “Because everything I’ve done is completely legal.” Attorney General Bill Lockyer, meanwhile, has referred the matter to the Sacramento County district attorney for a possible investigation. Reiner’s current term as head of the First 5 Commission has expired, but he will continue serving unless Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decides to replace him. The governor’s press secretary, Margita Thompson, said Schwarzenegger was preoccupied with the public works bond he is trying to get through the Legislature and has not had time to deal with the Reiner controversy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF

    first_imgFire Safety: All council houses in Letterkenny are to be supplied with fire blankets later this summer as part of a plan to introduce fire safety measures, Cllr Ciaran Brogan has been told by the town council.Discover Discover Bundoran: SeanMcEniff, the Chairman of ‘Discover Bundoran’ says that Failte Ireland in Dublin have taken control of the tourist office in Bundoran and it will be staffed by students and FAS trainees this summer.Aura prices: Letterkenny Town Council is to raise the matter of reducing the rates for families during the summer months with the next Board of Management meeting of the leisure complex. Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh said the reduction would help families avail of the services during the school holidays. Scouts honour: Scouts from Muff are celebrating after winning the Errigal Cup again this year. The event was held at the Robinson Estate in Raphoe last weekend.More than 100 scouts took part in the competition and Muff’s first team came first out of the eight teams competing in the senior section.Website upgrade: Letterkenny Town Council has tendered for suitable businesses to carry out upgrade works on its website which are currently being assessed by the IT section of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciairan brogan has been told.Site clean-up: A developer behind a building site at Beechwood Road in Letterkenny is to be approached by the local town council to clean up the area, Cllr Tom Crossan has been told.Boyracers: Gardai are stepping up patrols along the route of the Donegal rally after complaints boyracers have been speeding along parts of the course in recent nights. NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: May 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • UC Irvine hospital is accused of fraud

    first_imgThree people sued the UCI Medical Center on Monday for negligence, fraud and conspiracy, just days after the federal government cut funding for liver transplants there after finding that more than 30 people died over the past two years while waiting for livers. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleged that hospital officials didn’t tell patients that the University of California, Irvine Medical Center hadn’t had a resident liver transplant surgeon since June 2003. Its two surgeons were based in San Diego, some 90 miles away, and worked under contract. The suit also alleged that three doctors – Dr. David Imagawa, Dr. Muhammad Sheikh and Dr. Sean Cao – conspired to perform surgeries that were more lucrative and cutting-edge while neglecting transplant patients, even when organs became available. The other procedures attracted “more prestige, more patients, more profit and more research funding” than transplants, according to the 11-page lawsuit. “They rejected and turned away hundreds of offers” of livers, said Lawrence Eisenberg, an attorney representing the three plaintiffs. “UCI actually rejected donated livers and the patients languished on their list and died.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tom Vasich, UCI spokesman, said university officials hadn’t seen the lawsuit and would not comment Monday night on it. In a report made public last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that UCI’s liver program had a one-year survival rate of 68 percent to 70 percent between July 2001 and June 2004 – far below the federal requirement of 77 percent. The hospital, which operated Orange County’s only liver transplant program, also performed far fewer than the 12 transplants per year required, with as few as five transplants so far this year. Eisenberg, who helped negotiate a $10 million settlement in 1997 for some plaintiffs who sued UCI during a fertility clinic scandal in the mid-1990s, said he would seek class-action status for the lawsuit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • IDC boosts SA’s biofuel industry

    first_img13 March 2006South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is planning to invest in at least five projects for the production of fuel-grade ethanol. Announcing the investment on Friday, IDC chief executive Geoffrey Qhena said this was a result of the high rating the corporation has given to the long-term development of the country’s biofuels industry.Ethanol, a good source of octane in petrol, is an alcohol-based alternative fuel produced by fermenting and distilling starch crops such as grains and sugar.“This project is saying to people, ‘Let’s look long term’,” Qhena said after an IDC presentation to Parliament’s portfolio committee on trade and industry. “We know fuel resources will be depleted. Let’s look for alternatives in terms of our long-term planning.”The first ethanol project, worth some R1.3-billion, will be located in KwaZulu-Natal, while the rest will be in the Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.The IDC initiative follows a number of developments that have boosted South Africa’s fledgling biofuels sector.In February, Minerals and Energy Minister Lindiwe Hendricks announced the government’s long-term commitment to green fuels, which she said would help job creation and development in the rural areas, reduce damage to the environment and offer South Africa protection from volatile oil prices.“South Africa imports about 60% of its crude oil requirements, which has economic implications in terms of balance of payments as well as vulnerability to rising crude oil prices,” Hendricks said.Increasing the use of biodiesel and the volumes of ethanol in petrol “would have macroeconomic benefits for the country”.Ethanol AfricaFuel firm Ethanol Africa plans to build a string of maize-to-ethanol plants in South Africa at a total cost of about $1-billion (about R6-billion), partly pegged on the hope that new laws that could make its product mandatory.The company, formed by a group of maize farmers keen to create a new market for their product, has announced a deal with carbon credits firm Sterling Waterford to build the first of eight bioethanol plants in the Free State town of Bothaville – the heartland of South African maize production – at a cost of R700 million.It was announced last year that the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), a division of the state-owned Central Energy Fund, was to buy a 25.1% stake in Ethanol Africa.In addition, the EDC is working with South African fuel company Sasol – which was built on its petrol-from-coal technology – to look into the feasibility of converting soya beans into 100-million litres of biofuel, mostly biodiesel, a year. Biodiesel is a biodegradable fuel for diesel engines made mostly from soya and maize.The government has appointed task teams to investigate the blending of biofuels into the diesel and petrol pools.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more