Press Association Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has called up two players to his squad for next Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Russia. Forwards Will Grigg and Jamie Ward are available again after injury but Sammy Clingan (knee) is absent. Northern Ireland have taken three points from their five games so far in Group F. MK Dons defender Lee Hodson and Rotherham midfielder Michael O’Connor have been added to an initial 20-man squad for a game originally scheduled for March but which had to be given a new date due to a frozen pitch at Windsor Park. The game sees Kyle Lafferty return from suspension but midfielder Chris Brunt sits out after incurring a ban of his own
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University lost its opener against defending champion La Salle but another story was Ron Dennison’s personal battle against the crowd in white-and-green inside Mall of Asia Arena Sunday.Dennison was the focus of the La Salle faithful’s hatred, which stemmed from an on-court scuffle involving the Tamaraws and Green Archers in the Kadayawan Cup a few weeks back.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I want to show to the La Salle crowd that I can play cleanly,” said Dennnison. “I think they saw that. They aren’t blind for all I know.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding De Ocampo goes to Meralco in three-team trade E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad The graduating guard said the jeers only fueled him to play better and he played his best game yet, putting up a career-high 21 points to go along with seven boards, and four assists.“Those boos were added motivation for me,” said Dennison, whose previous career-high of 13 points also came against La Salle, in Filipino. “People close to me know that whenever the crowd is against me I play usually harder.”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 shutoutDennison was also efficient from the floor going 10-of-14 overall and 9-of-12 in the two-point region.Also, Dennison’s 21 points are almost half of his total production from Season 79. He only scored 45 points the entire season last year. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients
@Eden_RichardsAustralia’s Mixed Open side have made it three from three, securing an epic 11-10 come from behind victory to break the hearts of New Zealand.The Aussies scored the last three touchdowns of the match to snatch victory after trailing for majority of the nerve-racking win.Outstanding performances from Ifor Jones and hat-trick hero Mase Parsons was not enough for the Kiwis, with the class of Australian captain Michael Singh helping the Aussies get over the line by the smallest of margins.New Zealand’s effort and determination must be commended, sticking it to Australia from the first moments of the match.It was clear New Zealand had come to play, scoring through Danyon Morgan-Puterangi after just 17 seconds of game time.But Australia made it 1-1 in the 2nd minute, with Adam Pryde beating New Zealand’s defence in the centre of the field.The match was turning into a high-scoring affair when New Zealand hit back straight away, crossing in the 3rd minute through Jones to make it 2-1 very early in the contest.The Aussies evened up the scoreline five minutes in when Tim Glazebrook took advantage of two offside Kiwi defenders to score in the middle of the park.Jones set up New Zealand’s next, with some fantastic interplay putting Bayley Waudby over for a touchdown in the 7th minute to make it 3-2 in their favour.But Australia soon replied, with Glazebrook scoring his second in the 12th minute to level the scoreline at 3-3.The match continued to to-and-fro as New Zealand hit the lead again through Puawai Gardiner with seven minutes to go in the first half, but Aussie captain Singh responded immediately to level it up at 4-4 in the 14th minute.The last two minutes of the first half belonged to the Kiwis, scoring twice in that period to take a much-needed 6-4 lead into the half-time break.Australia woke up after half-time, scoring two minutes after the break through Leah Percy to cut the margin to one touchdown.Two minutes later it was 6-6, with Australia’s Simon Lang crossing to give his side all the momentum in the 24th minute.But New Zealand wrestled back some control of the match five minutes into the second half as Nathan Rollinson crossed for a touchdown to give the Kiwis a 7-6 lead.Singh scored his second to draw Australia level in the 26th minute, but again New Zealand had an answer as they restored their one-touchdown lead through Parsons.The Kiwis looked to be in control 10 minutes from full-time, hitting a 9-7 lead courtesy of an Autumn-Rain Stephens touchdown.However, Australia were not done yet, scoring through Elin Mortimer in the 31st minute to have some hope of a comeback victory.But when Parson’s scored his third touchdown of the match for New Zealand it appeared it wasn’t going to be Australia’s day.Trailing 10-8 to the Kiwis in the 33rd minute, Australia had to be the next team to score.They did just that, crossing through Leah Opie-Lukins to keep the Aussies within reach of victory.Australia scored again with five minutes to go and it was suddenly all locked up with a thrilling finish to come.The Aussies’ never say die attitude saw them hit the lead with two minutes to go, with Zara Nicholas crossing in the left corner.Australia hung on to win 11-10, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.It was a performance full of tenacity from the Aussies who would not let themselves be beaten.Australia 11 (Glazebrook 2, Singh 2, Nicholas, Mortimer, Costello, Opie-Lukins, Pryde, Lang, Percy touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 10 (Parsons 3, Gardiner, Stephens, Rollinson, Waudby, Morgan-Puterangi, Jones, Takerei touchdowns)Related LinksMixed Open
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valdano backing James to revive Real Madrid careerby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano is backing James Rodriguez to revive his career with the Spanish giants.Valdano is confident that the Colombia international will take advantage of the opportunity given to him by Zinedine Zidane.”James is a world-class player and if he is able to commit himself like he has, we have a player who is going to give another leap in quality to the squad,” Valdano told Onda Cero.”He is more mature and has learned along the way.”I am convinced that he will be able to take advantage of this second chance and he will perform at his level.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon Newcastle takeover doc includes Bruce’s Euro ‘success’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe takeover offer for Newcastle United from Peter Kenyon includes highlighting manager Steve Bruce’s ‘European record’.The Sun reports former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has been working with American firm GACP Sports – who also own Ligue 1 club Bordeaux – on a £300million offer to buy out Mike Ashley.But a document sent to potential investors said: “GACP Sports plans to support the current manager, Steve Bruce, who has had unparalleled success in Europe.”In fact, Toon boss Bruce has only had ONE failed European campaign as a manager with Hull City.And the Tigers lost to Belgian side Lokeren in the play-offs for the Europa League group stage in 2014-15.A plausible explanation for the inaccuracy is that Bruce’s name was hastily cut-and-pasted into an existing document after he replaced Spaniard Rafael Benitez on July 17.
zoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Bermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) closed the first quarter of 2019 with a considerably higher net income.The company’s net income rose to USD 33.6 million in Q1 2019 from USD 3.5 million seen in Q4 2018.The net result was positively affected by charter hire of USD 160 million received from SFL vessels and rigs, including about USD 1 million of profit share from three VLCCs.As of March 31, 2019, the fixed rate charter backlog from the company’s fleet of 86 vessels and rigs was approximately USD 3.8 billion, with an average remaining charter term of over 5 years.In Q1 2019, some 62% of SFL’s charter hire was derived from vessels on time charters or in the spot market where SFL provides technical operations. “Our USD 3.8 billion fixed rate contracted charter backlog supports our continued ability to generate strong cash flows… We have already addressed most of the debt maturities until mid 2020 and secured new long term financings at very attractive terms,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of SFL Management AS, commented.Q1 represented the first full quarter for SFL after USD 1.2 billion of new investments in 2018. These transactions added USD 1.3 billion in future contracted charter revenue.Although SFL’s most recent investments have been made in container vessels, the company intends to pursue growth opportunities across multiple sectors.“The last 12 months have been very active, and our strong liquidity position and balance sheet management supports continued growth in asset base and contracted charter backlog. We have been actively evaluating investment opportunities and expect to see new projects materialize later this year,” Hjertaker concluded.With regards to new maritime regulations that will enter into force in 2020, SFL said that 25 vessels are currently scheduled to be upgraded with scrubbers in 2019 and 2020. These include containerships, large crude oil tankers and dry bulk vessels.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is pleased to announce a number of initiatives that build on Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy and passionate commitment to raise awareness and find a cure for HIV/AIDS.In Malawi, ETAF has partnered with Madonna’s charitable organization Raising Malawi to bring the HIV/AIDS prevention and testing program Grassroot Soccer (GRS) into the communities where Raising Malawi recently built ten schools. The program will also include Raising Malawi’s partners in the Mulanje region, one of the highest HIV infection areas in the country.Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an impactful program that uses the power of soccer in Africa to teach HIV/AIDS preventions as well as provide testing to young people.“I’m excited to partner with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to expand Grassroot Soccer’s HIV prevention programs in Malawi,” said Madonna. “I’m passionate about education especially and these programs give girls and boys the tools they need to live healthier, more productive lives. Elizabeth Taylor was a role model for many, including myself! She devoted a large part of her life to making the world a better place. I know she would be pleased to see her work continue in the fight against AIDS. “ETAF, in partnership with Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), currently funds mobile medical clinics in Malawi and is pleased to announce the addition of two more for a total of five in the Mulanje region.In total, the ETAF will award more than $1 million in grants in 2013 to organizations that focus on education, prevention and harm reduction as well as direct services including food & nutrition, housing, direct care and hospice for people living with HIV/AIDS.These announcements fall on the heels of the recent hiring of ETAF’s first Managing Director, Joel Goldman. Goldman will work closely with The Elizabeth Taylor Trust and ETAF’s Grants Director, Bill Misenhimer, to continue Elizabeth Taylor’s commitment to help those affected by HIV/AIDS. Misenhimer worked directly with Elizabeth Taylor from the time of ETAF’s inception, overseeing grants to 600 organizations in 31 countries and 40 U.S. states.Elizabeth Taylor’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are taking active roles as ambassadors for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, offering their voices and talents to continue Ms. Taylor’s legacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Grandson Quinn Tivey recently completed a photojournalism project that examined the core work of his grandmother and of ETAF. Quinn’s project went live on Wattpad on World AIDS Day. Each story is introduced with a forward by actress Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries). To view, please click here.As part of Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment and fearless leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, she directed that 25% of all royalties from her name and likeness go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation – including from White Diamonds, the most successful celebrity fragrance of all time.Because a portion of Elizabeth Taylor’s name and likeness royalties fund ETAF’s operating costs, 100% of donations to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation go directly to helping people affected by HIV/AIDS. To learn more or to make a donation please visit www.etaf.org.Source:PR Newswire
APTN National NewsThey knew they were taken and they’ve been fighting to get them back ever since.The Huron Wendat people will finally get their ancestorial remains that are sitting in a basement storage room at the University of Toronto.The agreement was made with Heritage Trust Ontario and the university.APTN’s Donna Sound has the story.
TORONTO — Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and Ryerson University are funding a handful of tech startups to drive innovation in the sports industry.The pair have chosen six early-stage companies to provide with mentorship through their Future of Sport Lab Incubator and opportunities to pilot their concepts with MLSE teams and venues.Brain imaging assessment business Performance Phenomics, e-sports scouting reports company Rival.ai and women’s sports news organization the Gist are all Toronto-based and have been accepted into the incubator.Rounding out the ventures accepted to the incubator are Saskatoon-based athlete evaluations business SkillShark and New York startups Spalk and Stakes, which specialize in virtual sportscasting and real-time sports wagering between friends, respectively. Each of the businesses will spend four months in the incubator and will get access to business guidance and Ryerson’s resources.MLSE says the ventures may also find support and potential growth opportunities with their teams and venues, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argonauts, Marlies and Toronto FC.The Canadian Press
To view Healthy FSJ; CLICK HERETo view Healthy FSJ FB Page; CLICK HERE To view Community Action Team FB Group; CLICK HERE Responding to an overdose or getting help if you or someone you know is struggling with substance use/addiction; Have a naloxone kit on you and learn how to use it. Learn CPR as well.If you are a drug user, don’t use alone. Have a person there who can administer naloxone and call 9-1-1 should an overdose occur.Get your drugs tested for fentanyl. There is an anonymous testing service provided by the Women’s Resource Society, no questions asked. You do not need to provide ID or any personal information.There are several places you can access free naloxone kits and other harm reduction supplies as well as treatment and social stabilization support (e.g. counselling). Go to http://www.healthyfsj.ca/#resources for all of the information to access these resources.More information about opioids;Opioids are drugs with pain relieving properties that are used primarily to treat pain.Opioids can also induce euphoria (feeling high), which gives them the potential to be used improperly.Opioids can be prescribed medications:codeinefentanylmorphineoxycodonehydromorphonemedical heroinOpioids can also be produced or obtained illegallyAbout fentanylFentanyl is a very potent opioid pain reliever. It is generally used in a hospital setting, and can also be prescribed by a doctor to help control severe pain. For medical purposes, it can be given in the form of: skin patchesinjectionstabletsFentanyl can enter into the Canadian illegal drug market in three ways: theft of pharmaceutical fentanyl products (mainly skin patches) illegal import from other countriesproduction by illegal clandestine laboratories in CanadaCanada’s illegal drug supply is being contaminated with illegal fentanyl and other fentanyl-like drugs (e.g. carfentanil). You can’t see, taste or smell fentanyl and a few grains can be enough to kill you. Fentanyl is a cheap way for drug dealers to make street drugs more powerful and it is causing high rates of overdoses and overdose deaths. Illegal drugs may contain unknown amounts of fentanyl. Drug dealers who make fake pills may not know or control carefully how much fentanyl goes into each pill. As well, sometimes drugs may accidentally contain fentanyl when drug dealers use surfaces and equipment contaminated with fentanyl. What makes fentanyl so dangerous?Fentanyl is a dangerous drug because:it is 20 to 40 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, which makes the risk of accidental overdose very higha very small amount (about the size of a few grains of salt) of pure fentanyl is enough to kill the average adultit is odourless and tasteless, so you may not even know you are taking it it can be mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine and is also being found in counterfeit pills that are made to look like prescription opioidsAre you a first responder, or have the possibility of coming into contact with fentanyl at work? Protect yourself. See: What you need to know about fentanyl exposurePublic Health EmergencyThis recent epidemic is characterized by the increasing proportion of deaths in which illicit fentanyl – an opioid substance – has been detected. Fentanyl was detected in 5% of illicit drug deaths in 2012 and this has increased annually reaching 60% in 2016.On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Medical Health Officer declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act in response to increasing overdoses and overdose deaths in our province. Details are available in the Ministry of Health News Release (https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016HLTH0026-000568). FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Recently the Fort St. John Community Action Team (CAT) released their Public Service Announcement (PSA) ‘Closer to home’ and film, ‘It’s here, The Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’ in collaboration with Eagle Vision Video Productions Ltd.The ‘Close to Home’ PSA is a 39-second commercial created to grab viewers attention and make you think about people that might be in your life that are at risk. The hope is that the PSA will start a conversation as it shows opioid overdose can happen to anyone. The short film, ‘It’s here, the Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’, includes many interviews of partners within the City of FSJ, which provides more clarity on the landscape of the opioid crisis in FSJ, the work that has been completed to support the community and how shame needs to be removed from the situation to help offer support to people seeking help.CAT collectively applied for and received funding from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions through the Community Action Initiative a year ago which helped fund the two audiovisual projects that are a couple of tools used by the action team to help educate the community.The team originally came together in response to the opioid crisis and addiction challenges that are happening in the community, and the group wants to show that we as a community are together in this. By providing information, resources, information and community events to show people that they are not alone and there is help.Healthy FSJ is the vehicle CAT uses for dialogue, education and awareness through their website, presentations to SD 60 classrooms, presentations to Treaty 8 First Nations communities, pop up booths and dialogue sessions, the Overdose Awareness week which saw people being trained in naloxone and work with the Peer group (those with lived experience) called the Northern Sun Helpers are ways in which CAT uses their voice in the community.CAT, comprised of over 70 members represents over 30 organizations that have spent the past year educating the community through awareness of the opioid challenges in the community, reducing stigma, and elevating the voices of Peers (people with living or lived experience with opioid use or addiction).With the partnerships that exist in the group and working with the Peers to identify community-based solutions, exploring harm reduction, treatment and aftercare services in Fort St. John, helps to strengthen partnerships and relationships in the community as the willingness and dedication of each member to contribute in the ways that they and their organization can have been what makes the CAT group successful.