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Sources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia

first_imgAn obvious reason for Blatche’s reluctance, according to one of the sources, is the peace and order situation in Beirut, the Lebanese capital where the games will be held.Reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Alaska’s Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort and TNT KaTropa’s Jayson Castro are considered shoo-ins for the Asian Championship squad.The PBA had agreed a few days ago to go “all in” for Gilas as Reyes now has a free hand to assemble the best team possible in a tournament where Australia and New Zealand will play in for the first time after Fiba had merged the Asia and Oceania regions.Meanwhile, Reyes and the rest of the Gilas team that finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei planed in home on Monday morning and the coach is set to have a meeting with the SBP leadership and his assistant coaches to be able to finalize the lineup.As of now, Fiba already has a 24-man list – Blatche and Standhardinger included – forwarded by the SBP a few weeks back, and from there, Gilas’ final roster will come.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Andray Blatche. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChot Reyes will submit his 12-man roster to Fiba Asia by 12 noon on Tuesday, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is cramming to convince Andray Blatche to sign up as the former NBA star has been reluctant in joining the team in the Aug, 8-20 regional showcase in Lebanon.Two different sources told the Inquirer that Blatche has yet to get on board even with just over two weeks left before the country tries to win the Asian Championship for the first time in 44 years with a team backstopped by the best talents in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Standhardinger is scheduled to play in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug, 20 together with some members of the Jones Cup team led by amateurs Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras.Baser Amer, who is playing with Meralco, and Troy Rosario, a mainstay of TNT KaTropa, will join Ravena and Co. as they try to win the Philippines’ 18th cage gold medal in Malaysia.Considering the SEAG lineup, Reyes will have just 15 men to choose from for the Fiba Asia team, meaning he would need to just cut three men, one of them being the off-form Mac Belo, the top pick in the last PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES This, despite the SBP reportedly being forced to bite the bullet, so to speak, with Blatche commanding a very high price to again play for the country.Blatche has been Gilas’ naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain where he helped the Filipinos win their first game – an overtime thriller over Senegal – in the classification phase in over 40 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe SBP had the rest of Monday and the morning of Tuesday to convince Blatche and his handlers as Reyes has to beat the deadline, otherwise, the cage body could be forced to tap Christian Standhardinger in the place of the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA.Should this happen, the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger would be playing two events in three weeks as he would also be suiting up in the Southeast Asian Games a week later. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Top-seeded John Isner wins 3rd Hall of Fame title FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more


No doubt Tendulkar will score his 100th ton in England: Akram

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels the fourth Test at The Oval will provide Sachin Tendulkar with an ideal opportunity to reach the milestone of scoring 100 international centuries, in the ongoing four-match series against England.The Oval is the venue for the fourth and final Test.Akram is, however, not certain if the champion batsman would be able to get to the landmark in the third Test at Edgbaston, where the ball swings around, and the pressure would be on India to come back into the series.”I think Tendulkar will reach the milestone in the fourth Test at the oval where he has the best chance of creating history. But I have no doubt he will get this milestone and become the first batsman to achieve this record,” Akram told reporters in Karachi.He was in the city to attend the opening of a T20 corporate tournament being organised by former captain and close friend, Moin Khan at a brand new ground in the posh Defence Housing Society area here.Akram said the pressure comes from the fact that Tendulkar is standing on the threshold of achieving a landmark no cricketer has come close to in the history of the game.”There has been so much hype and build up to this series and particularly around Tendulkar’s milestone that obviously the pressure must be felt by the great batsman. Even the greatest of batsman feel the pressure in such situations.”– With PTI inputslast_img read more


Boxing: Manny Pacquiao calls out Floyd Mayweather Jr for a rematch

first_imgAdvertisementA little more than three years since he first fought him, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao wants his rematch against his undefeated rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. Coming off a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse (his first since 2009) on Sunday for his 60th professional win, Pacquiao was asked about Mayweather and the 39-year-old decided to throw down the gauntlet once again.“Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots,” he told reporters after his victory, as reported by ESPN.“I have the belt, so it’s up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing let’s do a second one.”The Filipino and “Money” fought in Las Vegas in May 2015, with the American winning by unanimous decision to retain the WBA Welterweight title and the WBC welterweight crown, as well as claiming the WBO welterweight title.Since a rematch with Mayweather may be a pipe dream that absolutely no one wants to see, Pac’s next fight could be against Amir Khan or Vasyl Lomachenko, who is perhaps the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport .“Yes that’s a potential opponent; Amir Khan,” Pacquiao said. “There’s a lot of potential opponents there, like Lomachenko, there are so many fighters that have potential to be my opponent next.” Advertisementlast_img read more


ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan squad to be announced on Thursday with two reserves

first_imgBattling concerns over the form and fitness of some of their players, the Pakistan selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has decided to announce the World Cup squad on Thursday with two reserves.The selection committee has decided to utilise the five-match one-day series against England and some side matches as the barometer for making changes in the 15-member World Cup squad, if required, by the deadline of 23rd May.”The selectors after consulting head coach, Mickey Arthur have more or less decided on the 15-member World Cup squad and two reserves who will be on the flight to England for the World Cup and before that play at the one-day series against England and some side matches,” said a source close to the selectors on Wednesday.”The concerns are over the fitness of left arm spin allrounder, Emad Wasim, the present form of experienced left arm pacer, Muhammad Aamir and a debate on who will be the reserve opener in the World Cup.”There has been debate on who will be the third opener in the squad with Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. The toss is up between Abid Ali and Haris Sohail,” the source said.He said though Abid has not cleared the fitness test this week, his present form still kept him in the run.The other option under consideration is to select the left-handed Haris Sohail as reserve opener as this would allow the selectors and team management to consider hard-hitting Asif Ali in the batting, the source said.advertisement”The selectors also believe that with Muhammad Hafeez also available he can also be used as a opener if the need arises,” the source said.Experienced allrounder Hafeez is recovering from a thumb operation but passed the fitness test comfortably in Lahore the other day.The source said Emad would be picked in the squad with the other left-arm spin allrounder Muhammad Nawaz among the reserves so that if Emad is unable to be 100 percent fit before the World Cup he can be replaced.Muhammad Aamir managed to snap just five wickets in his last 14 ODIs and the source said selectors and team management have some reservations over the form of the experienced pacer.”He will be in the World Cup squad but if he fails to improve his bowling form against England in the series and side matches, the team management has the option of replacing him with young fast bowler, Muhammad Hasnain by the deadline of 23rd May,” he said.”Fakhar, Imam, Haris, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Muhammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Capt), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Emad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Aamir are certain selections while for the one slot the toss up is between Abid Ali and hard-hitting middle order batsman, Asif Ali.”The reserve players will include Muhammad Nawaz and Muhammad Hasnain.Also Read | Unfortunate that politics and cricket are mixing: PCB chief Ehsan ManiAlso Read | England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squadlast_img read more


West Ham to assess Browne amid Old Firm interest

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is ready to take a look at Marcus Browne in pre-season amid interest from Celtic, Rangers and Fulham, Goal understands.Browne is back with the Hammers and is keen to make an impression with his boyhood club having enjoyed a productive spell on loan at Oxford United last season. With just a year remaining on his contract, however, there is plenty of interest in securing the 21-year-old midfielder. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Hammers were impressed with Browne’s performances at Oxford, where he scored eight goals in 42 appearances, and are willing to give him a chance.Pellegrini’s side have five friendlies ahead of the new season and it is expected that Browne will be given opportunities in those fixtures, with West Ham then ultimately making a decision over whether he’ll be integrated into the first-team.They will take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy against Manchester City, Wolves and Newcastle as well as matches in Austria and London against Fulham and Athletic Club.Fulham, meanwhile, are set for major upheaval after being relegated from the Premier League and they could lose Ryan Sessegnon, with Browne potentially seen as a replacement for the winger.Season done. Very enjoyable one for me 💪🏽🔥. Time to rest up , recover and prepare for another big one ❤️⚒— Marcus Browne (@MarcusBrowne14) May 12, 2019Rangers are in the market for more attacking talent too, while Celtic have reportedly issued a ‘probe’ after a document leaked online allegedly showed the club’s transfer targets.A host of Championship clubs were interested in Browne last January, while West Ham were also rumoured to be considering a recall. He did, however, stay with the League One club where he quickly became a star player.Browne has played only once in the West Ham first team, coming on as a substitute in the Europa League fixture against Astra Giurgiu in the 2016-17 season. The London-born midfielder has been with the club since he was eight years old and signed his first professional contract in November 2015.West Ham see the potential of bringing through a youngster internally benefitting them in terms of their transfer budget and being able to strengthen other areas of the squad.last_img read more


More Employers Encouraged to Use LMIS to Recruit Workers

first_img More private-sector employers are being encouraged to use the Government’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS), to recruit workers.This is based on the success resulting from partnerships forged between the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, under whose purview the LMIS falls, and entities opting to use the facility, Permanent Secretary, Colette Roberts Risden, has said.She informed that these include the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA); The Mico University College; the Montego Bay, Manchester, and St. Ann Chambers of Commerce; and Montego Bay Community College.Mrs. Roberts Risden was speaking at the closing and awards ceremony for the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Jamaica Project, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, on Thursday (May 30).“To date, over 1,300 employers and just about 22,000 jobseekers are registered on our database. Over the last year, we have been able to place more than 1,000 applicants in jobs locally,” she indicated.The LMIS enables employers to post job openings, and persons seeking employment to upload their résumés.Job matching is conducted through the LMIS’ Electronic Labour Exchange (ELEX) component.Mrs. Roberts Risden said greater utilisation of the LMIS will enable better matching of skill sets with jobs.Additionally, she said it will facilitate more informed decisions in relation to the granting of work permits.“We will be in a much better position because we will have the information on the labour market, in terms of what are the jobs that people are looking for and what are the skill sets that are out there for persons who are unemployed or underemployed. If we have that information, then it will enable us to make more informed decisions when it comes to things like the granting of a work permit,” Mrs. Roberts Risden said.The NEO, which was implemented under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE), was designed to increase job entry among vulnerable, marginalised youth.The initiative was spearheaded by the MultiCare Youth Foundation. She informed that these include the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA); The Mico University College; the Montego Bay, Manchester, and St. Ann Chambers of Commerce; and Montego Bay Community College. Story Highlights This is based on the success resulting from partnerships forged between the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, under whose purview the LMIS falls, and entities opting to use the facility, Permanent Secretary, Colette Roberts Risden, has said. More private-sector employers are being encouraged to use the Government’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS), to recruit workers.last_img read more


Conditional sentence for BC police officer convicted of breach of trust

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – A police officer in Abbotsford, B.C., has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a breach of trust charge.The Abbotsford Police Department says in a statement that Const. Christopher Nicholson received a 17-month conditional sentence on Friday, though details of the sentence were not released.Nicholson was charged with multiple counts of breach of trust, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to traffic drugs in May 2013 following an eight-month undercover investigation by Vancouver police.Vancouver’s then-chief of police, Jim Chu, said at the time that the operation was initially based on allegations that an officer was providing false information to his colleagues, who used the information to obtain search warrants.Abbotsford police say Nicholson pled guilty to a single count of breach of trust last September.He is currently suspended from the force with pay.A statement from the department says the case has been a “difficult and lengthy process” and they are pleased it has now concluded.An internal disciplinary process was suspended while the criminal charges went ahead and it is now expected to proceed.last_img read more


India criticises West for trying to subsume SouthSouth aid coop

first_imgUnited Nations: India has cautioned that attempts to “subsume” the South-South cooperation in the international aid architecture are not helpful and do no justice to the future potential of cooperation between developing nations. South South cooperation is about developing countries working together to find solutions to common development challenges, according to the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation. It describes the exchange of resources, technology and knowledge between developing countries. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIndia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said: “More and better South-South cooperation now is on account of the global South enjoying more rapid and sustained economic growth. Yet, South-South cooperation retains its distinct nature and values, as well as diversity of forms and flows. It defies easy categorisation”. The trajectory of global growth and the declining share of ODA during the last decade or so has seen attempts to subsume South-South cooperation in the international aid architecture, he said on Thursday at the second high-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation in Buenos Aires. “Such efforts are not helpful. They do no justice to either its historical heritage or its future potential. Let us not venture to strait jacket South-South cooperation into a format that it cannot fit into,” Akbaruddin said. He told the conference that over the last decade, India has extended Lines of Credit of about USD 25 billion to more than 60 countries of the South. All projects follow universally recognised norms and do not create unsustainable debt burdens while ensuring skill and technology transfer to help local communities maintain and sustain assets created, the envoy said. PTIlast_img read more


SecretaryGeneral looks to Europe to help lead way on aid for developing

“Yet, overall, we must acknowledge that there is much more work to do,” he added in a message to the 2010 European Development Days in Brussels which was delivered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan.“We know where we want to go. We know what needs to be done. Your gathering can harness new ideas and spur novel approaches on how to do it,” he said of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash a host of social ills, including extreme hunger and poverty, maternal and infant mortality, and lack of access to education and health services, all by 2015.Noting that great strides have been made to improve the quality of aid since the 2002 Monterrey Conference in Mexico on financing for development, he stressed that development cooperation is broader than aid alone. “Policies in such areas as trade, agriculture or migration must reinforce development objectives,” he declared. “The European Union has embraced policy coherence for development. It is important to translate this into national policy making.“Development cooperation is also broader than governments alone. It engages a vibrant, diverse and ever growing community. It needs to build on the successes and innovations of non- government actors. All need to work in unison. Likewise, many lessons can be learned from South-South cooperation.”While LDCs continue to confront significant levels of poverty and hunger, they also have abundant natural resources, young populations and huge capacities to create clean energy, he noted. “Next year’s upcoming LDC conference in Istanbul should launch a renewed partnership with LDCs, and I look to the European Union to help show the way,” he said. Last week, Mr. Ban called for cooperation on issues ranging from security to development between the UN and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest regional security organization, which embraces 56 States stretching from the United States across Europe and Central Asia to the borders of China. 6 December 2010The European Union can help lead the way forward in development cooperation and achieve aid targets, especially for least developed countries (LDCs), despite stringent budget cuts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more


Deadline nearing for Sustainability Poetry Contest

There’s still time to enter the 2019 Sustainability Poetry Contest, presented by Brock University’s UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability, Liette Vasseur.Poets are encouraged to submit their English and French poems that relate to this year’s theme, International Year of Indigenous Languages, until Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. The contest is open to all residents of Niagara (inclusive of members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and Six Nations), and will operate in co-operation with Indigenous groups and stakeholders across the region.Poems can be submitted online by visiting the UNESCO Chair’s website or via email to smoore10@brocku.caPrizes such as books and gift cards will be awarded in each of four categories: elementary student; high school student; college/university student; and general public.Winners will be announced at the UNESCO World Poetry Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Mahtay Café in downtown St. Catharines.The event is free and open to the public, but registration will be required as space is limited. Register on Eventbrite. read more


Hundreds explore Brock arts venues for Doors Open

The doors were open and the public was happy to take a glimpse inside.Nearly 400 people took the opportunity to explore Brock’s arts facilities during a Doors Open Ontario event Saturday, making their way through the historic Rodman Hall Art Centre and the state-of-the-art Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines.Guided tours were offered at both sites at no cost.Doors Open Ontario is an annual initiative that prompts more than 1,000 sites across the province to invite visitors in free of charge.Visitors to the Marilyn I. Walker School had the chance to take photos with Brock’s mascot Boomer, who was dressed in his artistic gear, and listen to the musical stylings of alumna Negin Rezaei Asl on piano.Rodman Hall provided the opportunity for guests to create their own art after exploring the historical Thomas Rodman Merritt House, built in the 1860s, and its adjoining contemporary art gallery. read more


Grady scores 30 to lead Davidson past Northeastern 7869

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Kellan Grady scored 30 points, KiShawn Pritchett grabbed 10 rebounds and Davidson beat Northeastern 78-69 on Saturday.Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 16, Luka Brajkovic added 12 and both players had five rebounds apiece for Davidson.Tomas Murphy’s jump shot with 8:55 before halftime put Northeastern up 22-18. Grady responded with a jumper and a 3-pointer, Gundmundsson buried a 3 and Davidson (4-1) was in front the rest of the way. Davidson extended its lead to 52-38 in the second half. Jordan Roland’s 3 brought the Huskies within 69-66, but Northeastern missed five of its last six shots from the field, three of its last four three throws and turned it over twice.Roland scored 23 for Northeastern (2-3), Murphy 12, Donnell Gresham Jr. 11 and Bolden Brace 10. The Huskies have dropped three straight surrendering 79 points a game.The Associated Press read more


Leicester fans arrested after clashes with Spanish police ahead of Champions League

first_imgSpanish Police charged a few @LCFC fans in Plaza Mayor— Phil Mackie (@philmackie) April 11, 2017 According to Spain’s EFE news agency, some of the football fans started throwing bottles at the police line and against the properties and businesses around the square.Eight Leicester fans were arrested for their part in the confrontation, while emergency services on the scene in Madrid’s historic old quarter reported that they had treated five people for injuries. Eight people were arrested and five treated for injuries after police in Madrid charged against a group of Leicester fans who had congregated in the Spanish capital on Tuesday evening, 24 hours before their club’s Champions League quarterfinal clash with Atlético Madrid.A group of English fans reportedly numbering around 70 were drinking in the terrace bars of Madrid’s picturesque Plaza Mayor square.At around 9.30pm riot police decided to disperse the crowd after a number of incidents, with some of the Leicester fans resisting the police charge amid scuffles. Security measures are seen outside the stadium during a Leicester City training session and press conference on the eve of their UEFA Championns League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon StadiumCredit:Getty Security measures are seen outside the stadium during a Leicester City training session and press conference on the eve of their UEFA Championns League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium Three police officers and two Leicester fans sustained cuts and bruises, with none requiring hospital treatment.Around 1,000 police personnel will be conducting a major security operation on Wednesday night around Atlético Madrid’s Vicente Calderón stadium.A video of Tuesday night’s incident showed Leicester fans confronting the Spanish police with the chant “Blue army” audible in the background. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


Thousands more older people dying from injuries caused by falls new figures

Yesterday, the ONS said that between 2011 and 2017, avoidable deaths caused by injuries in the most deprived areas in England rose by 16 per cent among females and 17 per cent among males. The data showed that, per 100,000 people, 81.7 men and 39.3 women were dying unnecessarily as a result of injury in 2017. Thousands more old people are dying as a result of falls in the space of just a few years, figures reveal.More than 5,000 older people died due to a fall in 2017, marking a 70 per cent increase on the numbers in 2010.Age UK said the number of people over the age of 65 dying as a result of a fall is also rising rapidly. In 2010, 3,003 of this group died as a result of falls.That went up to 4,856 by 2015 and by 2017, it was 5,048, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Elderly care charities said that the ONS data was “shocking” and highlighted the overlooked issue of falls among the older population, and also the impact of living in a deprived area.Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: “Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions for older people and can have a devastating impact on their chance of living independently.  “A serious fall can lead to a broken limb and a hospital admission and rob an older person of their independence but worse still falling is a leading factor in deaths from avoidable causes.“The sad fact is that older people who live in poorer areas often have more complex health needs and poorer access to  health, care and also community services that can help people remain active and help resilience.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


Prince Charles criticised after becoming patron of homeopathy group

Gary Smyth, its president, said he looked forward to working with him, and announced his delight.He said: “As the faculty celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, it is an enormous honour for us to receive the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and I am delighted to announce this news today. “This news is also a fitting memorial to our late friend, colleague and former faculty president, Dr Peter Fisher, who was a global champion of homeopathy. “I look forward to working with members, friends and supporters of the faculty, continuing our important work, promoting Homeopathy within both public and professional circles and maintaining awareness of this system of medicine”. “The question is whether this will change anything about the sharp decline homeopathy has taken in this and several other countries, and whether it will alter the verdicts of dozens of independent organisations which recently have certified it to be a pure placebo therapy,” he told The Guardian.Announcing his appointment, the group said that it was an “enormous honour” to have Prince Charles on board. which is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Prince of Wales has come under fire after he became the patron of a homeopathy group, the Faculty of Homeopathy, which supports registered medical professionals with alternative treatment.Following the announcement on Tuesday, Prince Charles came under criticism from scientists for associating himself with a group that is dedicated to a practice whose worth has come under question and which is banned by the NHS.The Government’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, also once dismissed the practice, telling a parliamentary committee that homeopathy was “rubbish”.Emeritus Professor Edzard Ernst, who had previously labelled Prince Charles a “snake oil salesman” and claimed he had to retire early from University of Exeter after a complaint from the Prince’s private secretary questioned how Prince Charles could make a difference in his post.“In view of Charles’s long love affair with homeopathy, this news is unsurprising.  read more


New IEA report predicts surge in global coal use

first_imgA new report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that primary world energy demand will grow 45% by 2030 with global demand for coal increasing more than any other fuel source. IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook predicts that coal will be mined to meet more than a third of the predicted increase in global energy demand. The report concludes that China and India will account for more than half of the projected increase in global energy demand. As energy use in these two nations soar, IEA predicts that global emissions of greenhouse gasses will jump 45% by 2030, with China, India and the Middle East accounting for approximately 75% of that projected growth. The report forecasts that 97% of the projected increase in greenhouse gas emissions will be come from developing countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). To combat the projected increase in greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature increases to 3oC, IEA said at least $4.1 trillion in additional investments in new energy technologies is necessary. However, IEA said that figure could balloon to $9.3 trillion if the global temperature increase is to be limited to 2oC.To achieve this target, greenhouse gas concentrations would need to be limited to 450 ppm of carbon dioxide. The report highlighted the development and use of carbon capture and storage technologies as one of the primary options needed to effectively address climate change. To tackle climate change, the report emphasises the need for action by all major emitters of greenhouse gasses. “Our analysis shows that OECD countries alone cannot put the world onto a 450 ppm trajectory, even if they were to reduce their emissions to zero,” said IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka.last_img read more


Tunnel contract for Cavico at Vietnam coal mine

first_imgCavico Corp, a major infrastructure construction, infrastructure investment and natural resources conglomerate based in Vietnam, has announced that its subsidiary, Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, has signed a construction contract to excavate a transport tunnel for Ha Long Coal, a Vinacomin subsidiary, at its Bac Coc Sau coal mine project in Quang Ninh Province.The cost-adjustable contract is valued at approximately US$2 million. Under its terms, Cavico will excavate a transport tunnel at 328 ft below sea level and a cross tunnel with a total length of 0.55 miles. Cavico will also excavate dirt and rock at different geographic ground elevation levels around the tunnel area. The company expects to complete the contract in 13 months.“We are very pleased to be awarded this contract at the Bac Coc Sau coal mine, our first contract of 2011,” commented Mr. Hai Thanh Tran, vice president of Cavico. “Cavico has a longstanding, close working relationship with Vinacomin through our construction contract at the Nui Beo coal mine, also in Quang Ninh. Vinacomin’s desire to engage us for additional projects reflects our track record of delivering high-quality work in a timely manner and puts us in a strong position to secure additional revenues at this mine and other mines owned by Vinacomin.”last_img read more


Pablo Simonet five months out

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400000 cases of childhood cancer across the world every year but only

first_img 400,000 cases of childhood cancer across the world every year – but only half might be diagnosed More than half of the total are based thought to be based in Africa, South Central Asia and the Pacific Islands. 7,083 Views Short URL Image: Shutterstock/PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT Share2 Tweet Email By Garreth MacNamee 3 Comments Image: Shutterstock/PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 6:10 AM A NEW STUDY in The Lancet Oncology journal estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. The new model makes predictions for 200 countries and estimates that undiagnosed cases could account for more than half of the total in Africa, South Central Asia and the Pacific Islands.In North America and Europe, only 3% of cases remain undiagnosed. If no improvements are made, the study authors estimate that nearly three million further cases will be missed between 2015 and 2030. “Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated,” says study author Zachary Ward from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA.“Accurate estimates of childhood cancer incidence are critical for policy makers to help them set healthcare priorities and to plan for effective diagnosis and treatment of all children with cancer. While under-diagnosis has been acknowledged as a problem, this model provides specific estimates that have been lacking.”Previous estimates for the total incidence of global childhood cancer have been based on data from cancer registries, which identify cases in defined populations. But 60% of countries worldwide do not have this sort of registry and those that do only cover a small fraction of the overall population.The Lancet study says that many patients are not diagnosed and are therefore not recorded. This can occur due to lack of access to primary care, with patients dying undiagnosed at home, or due to misdiagnosis.The new model developed for this study, the Global Childhood Cancer model, incorporates data from cancer registries in countries where they exist, combining it with data from the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory, demographic health surveys and household surveys developed by Unicef.In most regions of the world, the number of new childhood cancer cases is declining or stable. However, the authors estimate that 92% of all new cases occur in low and middle-income countries, a higher proportion than previously thought. The most common childhood cancer in most regions of the world in 2015 was found to be acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa.There were around 75,000 new cases globally, including nearly 700 in North Europe, over 1,500 in West Africa, over 3,500 in East Africa and nearly 30,000 in South Central Asia.In East and West Africa, Burkitt’s lymphoma was more common, with over 4,000 cases in East Africa and over 10,000 in West Africa. For example, there were around 1,000 cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia, while only around 20 in the UK. Feb 27th 2019, 6:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more