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UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Olympics

first_imgGENEVA (AP):The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics”, and that the mosquito-borne virus will be “way down” by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO’s executive director for outbreaks and health emergencies, said yesterday at a news conference that the mosquito population is expected to drop off around when Rio hosts the games, since it will be winter in the southern hemisphere.Rio’s Olympic venues are also in a relatively confined area, he noted, making it easier for authorities to control the local mosquito population.”Brazil is going to have a fantastic Olympics and it’s going to be a successful Olympics and the world is going to go there,” Aylward said. “I just wish I was going there, but there’s not going to be a lot of problems there by then, so I’ll be somewhere else.”Aylward also pointed to the “probability” that the Zika virus will have “gone through” a large slice of the country’s population by then, so many Brazilians might have developed an immunity to the disease by the time of the August 5-21 games.Zika, however, is just the latest cloud hanging over Brazil ahead of South America’s first Olympics. The country is coping with its worst recession in 100 years, impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and a wide-ranging corruption scandal centred on the state-controlled oil-and-gas giant Petrobras.Brazil has recorded more than one million suspected Zika infections in recent months amid strong concerns that the virus could be linked to a spike in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads microcephaly and to a rare neurological syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis in people of all ages.In Brazil yesterday, ministers, state governors, health authorities and members of the armed forces visited schools throughout the country to involve students in the nationwide campaign to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus.WHO has declared a global health emergency due to the virus, saying it could produce as many as 4 million cases in the next year. The mosquitoes that spread Zika which also spread dengue and yellow fever are entrenched across the region and in a wide belt around the globe, mostly in tropical areas.last_img read more

No sweep: La Salle takes down top seed Ateneo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES La Salle finished the eliminations on a seven-game winning streak.Mbala scattered 28 points, 19 rebounds, six steals and six blocks while Rivero scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds.The two combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter, where the Archers battled back from 12 points down.Kib Montalbo also shone for La Salle in the clutch after hitting the go-ahead basket, 77-76, with 40.3 seconds left.Isaac Go blew a golden opportunity to push the Blue Eagles back up after flubbing a gimme in the last 10 seconds of the game.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Like champions:’ UST posts emotional win to end nightmare season Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Final Four begins on Saturday with No. 2 La Salle taking on No. 3 Adamson. The other semifinals matchup is on Sunday with Ateneo facing No. 4 Far Eastern University.The Eagles (13-1) and the Archers (12-2) own a twice-to-beat advantage after topping the elimination round.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block while Go added 13 points, six boards, and five assists.The scores:LA SALLE 79 – Mbala 28, R. Rivero 21, Tratter 8, Santillan 7, Melecio 6, Montalbo 6, Go 3, Caracut 0, P. Rivero 0, Baltazar 0, Paraiso 0.ATENEO 76 – Ravena 15, Go 13, Ma. Nieto 12, Verano 9, Mendoza 7, Asistio 6, Tolentino 6, Ikeh 4, Porter 3, Mi. Nieto 1, Mamuyac 0, Black 0.Quarters: 17-22, 37-35, 54-63, 79-76. Banking on Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero in the fourth quarter, the Green Archers, who prevented the Blue Eagles from completing an elimination round sweep, closed the game on a 10-0 run in the final 2:24.Rivero delivered the exclamation point when he rejected Anton Asistio’s potential game-tying trey as time ran out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Big win,” said DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo, who finally attended the post-game press conference after being a no-show during his team’s last eight wins.“We got lucky in the end game, especially Isaac Go’s semi hook. It was uncontested and luckily, it did not go in. I have to commend the players for their effort, for sticking to the game plan especially during the end game.” MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFuming and up in arms, all La Salle coach Aldin Ayo needed to do was to take off his jacket and slam it to the floor to send a message to his team.In response, La Salle woke up just in time to pull off a come-from-behind win, 79-76, and deal top seed Ateneo its first defeat in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Pomona’s strong season comes to end

first_imgPOMONA – The Pomona High School girls soccer team had already made history going into Tuesday’s CIF-Southern Section Division V second-round playoff match with Cerritos Valley Christian, having won the first playoff game in school and Valle Vista League history on Friday against Montebello. So while the Red Devils’ 3-0 loss to Valley Christian at Ganesha High School wasn’t how they wanted to follow up that victory, it allowed Pomona to take Tuesday’s loss with a grain of salt. “I knew this was going to be a tough game for us,” Pomona coach Robb Stephenson said. “95 percent of (Valley Christian’s) players play club ball, while this is pretty much it for our team. We were going up a level tonight.” Valley Christian (16-8-3) increases a level in the CIF playoffs, playing South Torrance on Thursday in the quarterfinals. The Crusaders came in with experience and height, things Stephenson thought intimidated the Red Devils (19-4-1) at the outset. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “We were a little scared of their height and their speed but I thought we did a good job of battling,” Stephenson said. “As the game went on I thought we were becoming more and more comfortable out there.” Unfortunately for the Red Devils, the Crusaders were extremely comfortable hanging out on the Pomona half of the field. The majority of the action took place in Pomona’s end, as Pomona only had two shots in the second half toward goal, both of which went high. “We are an aggressive team and we try to put as much pressure on the opposition as possible,” Valley Christian coach Kim Looney said. “We knew we’d have to be patient but if we continued to attack, the goals would come.” The first Crusader goal came in the 30th minute, as Ashley Haagsma let loose a shot from 25 yards out that went through the hands of Pomona goalkeeper Jeanette Chamorro. Valley Christian added another goal in the 33rd minute, as Sarah McTigue unleashed a well-placed shot into the lower left hand corner of the goal. last_img read more

Exclusive – In-demand Southampton duo NOT FOR SALE, insists Saints chairman

first_imgSouthampton chairman Ralph Krueger has told talkSPORT that in-demand Saints stars Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not leave St Mary’s under any circumstances this summer.The Saints are desperate to halt the mass exodus of stars from the club, having already seen captain Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren join Liverpool, England starlet Luke Shaw move to Man United and young right-back Calum Chambers sign for Arsenal.And recent reports suggest Rodriguez and Schneiderlin could be the next to leave, with Tottenham thought to be plotting a double swoop for the pair.Rodriguez has been strongly linked with a reunion with former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, though Liverpool have also reportedly joined the chase having pulled the plug on their move for Loic Remy.France international Schneiderlin, meanwhile, is a long-term target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, though the Gunners’ north London rivals are reportedly in pole position to sign the midfielder.But the Saints chief has dismissed the ongoing rumours, insisting the duo are not for sale.“It’s important for everybody to hear that we see Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin as players in the core that [new manager] Ronald Koeman would like to build around at the club,” Krueger told Drivetime.“They will be playing for us this season, they’re definitely not leaving Southampton. I don’t where these stories have come from.”The chairman also offered an explanation to Saints fans over the sale of some of their brightest stars this summer, insisting their exit was for the best interest for the future development of the team.He added: “We did go into this transfer window without any players for sale, but situations have evolved since then.“We looked at every situation individually, we didn’t have any players up for sale but some wanted shortcuts to the Champions League.“We had a strategy in place that if the circumstances came together on our terms and we could get the premium price for a player, we would make the deal. That is what has happened with all the transfers to date this summer.“But we’re at a point now where we are not going to sell Rodriguez or Schneiderlin, we’re in the building process now. We’re in negations and we look forward to adding to the squad and reinvesting these funds.”last_img read more

England team should be made of Leicester and Tottenham players! – Noel Gallagher

first_imgBritish rock hero Noel Gallagher believes Leicester and Tottenham players should make up the core of England’s Euro 2016 team following their high-flying Premier League season.Roy Hodgson is set to reveal which players he will take to the summer’s European Championship finals in a squad announcement on May 12.The Three Lions boss has previously insisted he will not overlook players who helped the side through their unbeaten qualifying campaign, although the emergence of a number of young stars have put the places of some of the regular crop under threat.The likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier plus Leicester striker Jamie Vardy have starred at club level this term and excelled on an international stage in recent games for England.And Gallagher believes Hodgson would disgrace himself if he continues to stick with the old guard despite having a number of exciting prospects at his disposal.“If Harry Kane, Dele Alli and all that mob don’t start that first game, then the manager is in disrepute I’m afraid,” the High Flying Birds frontman told the Sports Bar.“And if Wayne Rooney gets on that pitch it would be a disgrace. If that happens it would just about sum up English football.“For me, you would just pick the best English players from the Leicester squad and the best English players from the Tottenham squad, and all the rest will just make up the numbers.“Between the two teams they’ve lost about five games [it’s actually seven] all season. It’s unbelievable.“Rooney is the captain, so that would cause too much of an uproar if he doesn’t get in the team, but really he shouldn’t get anywhere near it.”Listen to Noel Gallagher on England, his beloved Man City and more in the full audio clip above!last_img read more

Owner to pay €150 to charity after eleven people found after-hours in bar

first_imgThe owner of a West Donegal bar has been ordered to pay €150 to St Vincent De Paul after a number of people were found drinking on the premises after hours.Gardai called to the Corner Bar in Falcarragh at 11.49pm and found eleven people drinking on the premises. Solicitor John Canon told Falcarragh District Court that the people were waiting on taxis to arrive to take them home.Mr Canon said the owner of the bar, Ms Sally Whoriskey had a clean record and had no previous convictions for after-hours drinking under Section 18 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act.Judge Paul Kelly said he would strike the matter out if Ms Whoriskey made a donation of €150 to St Vincent De Paul.Owner to pay €150 to charity after eleven people found after-hours in bar was last modified: September 26th, 2018 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

GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh MhuireThe under 12 teams had two games at home on Monday evening last. The division 1 team defeated Aodh Ruadh in an evenly matched game with good performances from Steven o Donnell, Daniel Ward and Joey Gillespie. The division 2 team then played Naomh Columba and were defeated against a stronger Glen team. A good second half from our lads with Michael Greene, Joseph Greene, Jonathan Doherty and Tomas Mari playing well. Both teams are at home to Dungloe on Wednesday evening at 7pm.The under 16s will play either Aodh Ruadh or Four Masters in the semi-final on Monday evening next in the banks at 7.30pm. The minors resume their league campaign with an away game against Bundoran this Friday evening.The under 10 blitz was cancelled on Saturday last and will be played at a later date. Under 8 and under 10 training continues on Saturday mornings at 10am.Well done to Annagry national school who won both the boys and girls school blitz held in the banks last week. Thanks to all the schools who took part and Robbie for organising the day.The summer league continues on Friday evening at 5.30pm. The Reserves put in a strong performance on Friday evening last but were not able to match a strong Killybegs Reserve outfit. On Sunday the Seniors lost away to Bundoran while the Reserves came away with a one point victory. Due to Graveyard Mass taking place in Fanad on Sunday, we have agreed to a request of a time change for our two games on Sunday next. The new times for the games are: Reserve Game at 4:00pm, Senior Game at 5:30pmLadies board meeting on Wed 19th at 6.30pm in clubhouse. U-12 Girls had their first blitz competition on Thursday 14th of June v Gaoth Dobhair. We had 21 players togged out for the blitz and all got playing a game. Ladies next home game is Sun 24th v Bundoran in Banks with 12 noon throw in.Comhghairdeas dó James Gillespie from Keadue NS and Naomh Mhuire who played in the mini 7s at half time in the Donegal v Derry match.Lotto details for week 6th June. Jackpot 2060 euro. No jackpot winner and four match 3 winners: Feda O’Donnell – Rann na feirste, Sade Sharkey – Mullachdubh, Grace Boyle – Mullachdubh and Bernie Boyle – Mullachdubh. Numbers drawn were 3-9-12-18.Lotto details for week 13th June. Jackpot 2120 euro. No jackpot winner and three match 3 winners: Eamonn Hanlon – Coilcheim, Kitty Coll – Rann na feirste and Frankie McLaughlin – Mullachdubh. Numbers drawn were 5-7-10-22.Next 100club draw takes place on the 27th of June. Sellers please have payments in on time and have everyone up to date. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

COAST GUARD HELPS RESCUE MASSIVE TANKER ADRIFT OFF DONEGAL

first_imgONE of the world’s largest bulk carrier ships was safely under tow off Malin Head last night after a Irish Coast Guard rescue effort.The 88,000-tonne Cape Elise has been drifting off Irish waters for more than a week after being blown across the Atlantic in the storms.The 289-metre long ship, registered in the Marshall Islands, lost power and control in the storms. But thanks to the Coast Guard, the ship was safely under tow last night and being taken around County Donegal towards the North Channel. COAST GUARD HELPS RESCUE MASSIVE TANKER ADRIFT OFF DONEGAL was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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

COAST GUARD RESCUE TRAWLER FROM ROCKS

first_imgCOAST GUARD crews have rescued a trawler off the Donegal coast.Malin Head Coast Guard station picked up a mayday signal from a fishing vessel off the north coast.Greencastle Coast Guard crew arrived on the scene first and managed to keep the fishing boat away from crashing on the rocks. Portrush RNLI lifeboat arrived with a tug the Torbay Endeavour and was able to tow the fishing boat to safety. COAST GUARD RESCUE TRAWLER FROM ROCKS was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:coast guardfishing trawlerGreencastleMalin HeadportrushRNLIlast_img read more

Yeak, Dream, Crown and Bajim book semi final bath in Futsal Uganda Cup

first_imgDream Captain Muyingo (Center) tried to beat two Mengo City defender last evening (Photos by Futsal Media)Futsal Uganda Cup 2018/19Thursday, 21-02-2019International Futsal Courts, Mengo-Kabowa United 1-2 Crown-Yeak Kabowa 8-3 Typhoon-Dream 2-1 Mengo City-Nomad 1-4 BajimMENGO – Thursday night saw the quarter finals of the 2018/19 Futsal Uganda Cup action unfold at the International Futsal Courts in Mengo.On the night that Moses ‘Nana’ Ntabazi was remembered, action kicked off with Crown eliminating 10-man Kabowa United 2-1 after regulation time.Mahad Salad gave Crown the lead in the first half, one they maintained till the break.In the second half, either side scored once with Salad adding a second for Crown while Moli Titus found the net for kabowa United. Kabowa had Captain Mahad Mugerwa sent off for two yellow cards in a fiercely contested last minutes of the game.In the second game of the evening, Futsal Super League leaders Yeak kabowa continued their fine run of form, walloping Typhoon 8-3.By halftime, the League leaders were leading 5-3 and added three more goals in the second to ensure they reach this year’s semis.John Musasizi, Enock Sebaggala, Ronald Nsamba and Shaffic Avemah all scored two goals each for Yeak while Roger Mato and Umar Ssebuliba (*2) were on target for Typhoon.In the game between League defending champions Dream and Mengo City, Dream won 2-1.Swibu Kazibwe and Jamal Muyingo scored twice in the first period to hand dream a healthy caution at the break.However, Mengo would not go down without a fight, taking the game to dream and in the process pulling one back off Swaleh Kaboyo’s foot and in the process creating a tense last few minutes.Despite wave after wave of attacks by Mengo, Dream held on to reach the semifinals of this year’s edition.The other quarter final of the day had Bajim overcome a below-par Nomad side 4-1.Kayima Ibrahim put Bajim ahead in the opening minutes of the contest but his strike was canceled out by Omar Ahmed to ensure the two sides are level at halftime.In the second, it was all Bajim, scoring three more goals through Derrick Mubiru, Isaac Kiberu and Franco Sunday.After the day’s quarter final games, the semifinal draws were conducted and the result pitted Crown against Yeak kabowa while dream will face Bajim. The semi finals will be played on 11th of April.Elsewhere, Sona Sports Home were defeated 6-3 by Friends of Football (F.O.F) 6-3 in a tribute match for the fallen former footballer Nana, who passed on last week.Sona and FOF held a moment of silence for Nana before their tribute gameFutsal Uganda Cup Semi Finals 11-04-2019:-Crown vs Yeak Kabowa – 7:00pm-Dream vs Bajim – 7:00pmComments Tags: BajimCrownDreamFutsal Uganda CupMoses NtabaziYeak Kabowalast_img read more