Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia

first_img“We request the Lasallian community to extend assistance and support to Yan Yan during this time,” the statement read.Official statement on Yan Lariba’s condition:#KayaMoYANFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting*ERRATUM: The BDO Account is 870-007-459— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) May 30, 2017 Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involved Philippines’ Ian Lariba hits a shot in her women’s singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. AFP FILE PHOTORio Olympian Ian Lariba has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), her family disclosed Tuesday.In a statement released by DLSU Sports, Lariba’s family shared that the 22-year-old Lasallian paddler will undergo treatment this week after seeking blood donors to help her cause late since last week.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ US gymnastics team dominates at the Rio Olympics PLAY LIST 00:44US gymnastics team dominates at the Rio Olympics02:36Rio: No common cell tower policy under my watch01:07Fireworks and music kick off Paralympics in Rio01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The school also urged the community to extend financial assistance to Lariba’s family during their time of need.She dominated the UAAP table tennis field in her five-year stint for the Green Paddlers where she became a three-time Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year in Season 74, and the UAAP Athlete of the Year in Seasons 77 and 78.Lariba earned a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the Philippines’ first table tennis representative to the quadrennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Belgium defeat Algeria, 2-1

first_imgBelgium’s Axel Witsel wins a header during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday. (AP)Belgium opened its World Cup campaign with a 2-1 comeback win over Algeria on Tuesday, relying on second-half goals from two substitutes after a tense start in Group H. Algeria opened the scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute and the surprising lead stood for 45 minutes until Marouane Fellaini’s strong glancing header, with his back to goal, from a Kevin De Bruyne cross. Fellaini, who many had considered would start the match, had only come onto the pitch five minutes earlier and was coach Marc Wilmots’ final substitution. Dries Mertens’ right-foot strike beat Algeria’s goalkeeper in the 80th minute after Eden Hazard saw him free on the right and set him up for the decider. Mertens, who went on at the start of the second half, sent his shot high in the net outside of Rais Mbolhi’s reach. “We knew it would be tough, that there would be no space,” Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said. “We made one error and we paid for it. The bench made the difference. We showed mental strength and we came back.” Algeria attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli converted a penalty in the first half after he was dragged down in the area by Belgium left back Jan Vertonghen. At that point, Algeria was on course to produce another upset of a major team as it did in 1982 when it beat West Germany in its first group match. But the Algerians were tired by the end, having started the game brightly.advertisement “We just missed a big upset, a victory,” Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic said. “We were so close. “My players have no reason to blush. They may be disappointed, but there is no reason to cry.” Belgium is widely billed as the favorite in Group H, which also includes Russia and South Korea. But Algeria dominated possession in the opening minutes, surging forward and moving the ball with flair. Belgium eventually settled down and regained control, ending the match with 65 percent possession. Before Belgium’s comeback, the Algeria defense held firm, setting up a bulwark in the final third of the pitch. When Belgium had the ball, Algeria defenders allowed them little room to maneuver. Algerian defenders at times doubled up on Hazard, shutting down space for him to operate down the left. Defensive midfielder Axel Witsel had Belgium’s best two opportunities in the first half – powerful 25-yard shots parried by the Algeria goalkeeper in the 21st and 34th minutes – and also snuffed out Algeria threats by protecting the back four and winning numerous aerial duels. Wilmots brought on Mertens for Nacer Chadli after halftime to give Belgium more of an attacking edge. He also took off lone striker Romelu Lukaku, who was left stranded and had a disappointing match, and replaced him with Divock Origi in the 58th. He made his final substitution in the 65th when he brought on Fellanini for Moussa Dembele to give the team more of a physical presence.last_img read more

ICDDR,B and Knowledge Translation

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 12, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B). MHTF is supporting their project, Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Translation in Bangladesh. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.Written by: ICDDR,BThe project “Knowledge Translation in Maternal Health: Culture and Capacity for Change” has successfully launched several concurrent activities. The main focus of the first three months of the project has been in two areas – 1) outreach to stakeholders, especially policymakers and ICDDR,B researchers, to inform them of the project and its goals and to receive early feedback and suggestions for improvement; and 2) drafting a document and reviewing curriculum for ICDDR,B researchers on ‘how to write a policy brief’ and communicate with policy makers. In addition to these, the most cost-effective and efficient approach to developing the project’s web-based system for maternal health ‘policy briefcases’ has been proposed. During this process, the project team realized the need for a ‘shared folder’ which contains the most up-to-date literature, evidence, and datasets on maternal health in Bangladesh. This is currently developed and is housed on the web-page of the Reproductive Health Programme at ICDDR,B. All study related personnel have access to this web-page.A very successful consultative meeting entitled “Communication to strengthen evidence based policy-making for reproductive health in Bangladesh” was held at ICDDR,B on June 30th, 2010 to achieve our first objective mentioned above. Forty-two participants were invited and they included senior and mid-level government officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, researchers from ICDDR,B and other research institutes in Bangladesh as well as policymakers. This meeting was held in conjunction with another project that is focusing on enhancing the capacity of policymakers to apply research evidence in policymaking. The objectives of the workshop were three-fold: 1) to present a historical overview of ICDDR,B research and evidence and its influence on reproductive and maternal health; 2) to introduce the “Knowledge Translation in Maternal Health: Culture and Capacity for Change” project; and 3) to have open discussion about suggestions for the project. In addition to getting specific suggestions about what our ‘Access for All’ website should look like we also received useful inputs on the content of our policy brief training courses.A draft of our first Knowledge Translation brief in both Bangla and English was circulated in the workshop. The Knowledge Translation Brief was based on a completed research study on “Strengthening Health Systems Capacity to Monitor and Evaluate programmes Targeted at reducing Abortion-related Maternal Mortality” conducted by ICDDR,B in collaboration with Ipas (available at Detailed and immediate feedback from the participants on the Knowledge Translation Brief was requested during the workshop. It was particularly valuable to hear policymakers’ specific suggestions about the presentation and the content of the Knowledge Translation brief.The first draft of the document “How to Write a Knowledge Translation Brief” which draws on recent literature and existing training courses and materials has also been prepared. It is intended for researchers at ICDDR,B but could eventually be adapted for other institutions as well. The document is currently under review and the researcher’s course on this Knowledge Translation Brief writing procedure will be started soon.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer already spoken with mentor Ferguson

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer already spoken with mentor Fergusonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he spoke with “mentor” Sir Alex Ferguson before taking over as caretaker manager of Manchester United. The Norwegian, who played for 11 years at Old Trafford under Ferguson, says he will take what he’s learned from the Scot as he manages the club until the end of the season.”He’s influenced me with everything,” Solskjaer said in his first press conference at United, ahead of facing Cardiff on Saturday.”The way he’s dealt with people, the way he was manager of the club, how he kept 25 international players happy and hungry, wanting to improve, and the staff.”He’s been my mentor. I didn’t understand early on he would be my mentor. Ever since my injury in 2003, I was making all the notes what he did in certain situations.”I’ve already been in touch with him – there’s no one better to get advice from.” last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Never write us off

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Never write us offby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists they have plenty to fight for this season after winning the Club World Cup final.Ramos shone for the 4-1 victory over Al Ain last night.”We achieved a goal that we had set. It is the prize of having won the Champions League, we wanted to finish the year with the third consecutive Club World Cup and after getting it it’s time to rest a few days to come back stronger,” he told TVE. “In all competitions we are very happy, Real Madrid cannot be considered dead because in the end we will be up there fighting for all the titles.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2 days agoChelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel: Ajax attack a real threat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel: Ajax attack a real threatby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel says they must be wary tonight at Champions League opponents Ajax.Still recovering from knee surgery, Van Ginkel was on-loan with PSV Eindhoven last season.He told De Telegraaf: “With the boys who can make a difference, such as Dusan Tadic, Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek, who often scores in Champions League matches – Chelsea has to watch out for those three.”But collectively Ajax is good and in the back it is also fine. Although I do not know if it is as good as last year.”I have been in the Netherlands for the past ten days, not at the club. And Chelsea has a larger team of analysts than we are used to in the Netherlands. So they really have a good idea of Ajax and know how or what to do.” last_img read more

NWC to Invest Billions in Water Projects under K-Factor Programme

first_imgNational Water Commission (NWC) Chairman, Dr. Leary Myers, says the agency will spearhead the implementation of projects valued over $3.7 billion per year, for the next eight years, until the expiration of the organisation’s K-Factor Programme in 2021. He was speaking during Wednesday’s (January 9) contract signing for implementation of the NWC’s $745 million Sector F Sewerage Systems Rehabilitation Project in Majestic Gardens, Seaview Gardens and Riverton City, St. Andrew, at the New Kingston offices of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change. The K-Factor is an Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) monitored facility, which allows the NWC to use a pre-determined percentage on customers’ bills to implement non-revenue water reduction, sewerage and other specifically approved operational efficiency projects. The K-Factor funds are later repaid to customers as an X-Factor on their bills. Dr. Myers pointed out that the 24-month sewage rehabilitation project is one of several earmarked for implementation by an “expanded” K-Factor Unit, with the OUR’s approval. The Chairman gave the assurance that the projects to be implemented over the eight-year period “will, simultaneously, improve service delivery to customers and strengthen the NWC’s financial position”. “This (Sector F Rehabilitation Project) contract signing demonstrates, not only that the National Water Commission is working assiduously at providing the best possible service to its customers from existing systems across the country, but (that) positive steps are also being taken to improve and expand its infrastructure and service islandwide,” Dr. Myers stated. Just over 3,000 residents of Majestic Gardens, Seaview Gardens, and Riverton City will benefit from rehabilitation works to be carried out on sewerage facilities serving those communities, under the NWC’s Sector F Sewerage Systems Rehabilitation Project, being executed by civil engineering firm, Ashtrom Building Systems Limited. The scope of works will entail: replacing, where necessary, existing pipes with 100mm to 300mm PVC pipes; designing and establishing appropriate collection and conveyance systems to upgrade, retrofit and extend the present network; pipe trenching; construction of all the required manholes; and investigating and establishing the current and future needs of the sewerage system to ensure its sustainability over a minimum period of 25 years, after the project’s completion.last_img read more

Football Ohio State needs Hooker and Samuel more than ever in playoff

OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns an interception during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe 2016 Ohio State Buckeyes are entering the third and final act of the season. Neither one of the first two acts can be distinctly separated from one another. At times, the curtain closed with a showering applause from the audience, and, on other occasions, the playbill was crumpled up and left in the aisle as people left with much to be desired.It doesn’t matter anymore. Scratch the first and the second act. The stars of the first two acts were junior H-back Curtis Samuel and redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker. The third act — the college football playoff — is what matters.Samuel and Hooker were each named Associated Press first-team All-Americans. The star playmakers on offense and defense have been the straw that stirs the drink for both sides of the ball. Against No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, the two are possibly the most important cogs to a national championship berth as any other player on either sideline.Hooker has been the surprise contributor to the Buckeye defense this year. From the first game of the year against Bowling Green when he tipped the ball with one hand to himself in mid-air, Hooker has continuously made head-turning plays that have kept OSU in games. He also served as a dagger to momentum in other games. The former high-school basketball standout from New Castle, Pennsylvania, stood the test against a high-praised Michigan wide receiving corps, but no unit in the country quite compares to the star-studded lineup Clemson puts at receiver.“From everything I’m hearing, these are the three or four best receivers we’ll ever face,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Obviously a great quarterback, a nice balanced offense. That side of the ball is going to be a great matchup with their skill against ours.”Redshirt junior wide receiver Mike Williams, senior tight end Jordan Leggett and junior wide receiver Artavis Scott are three of the four Clemson Tigers with over 500 receiving yards on the year. On top of that, they are all on NFL draft boards. Clemson is one of four teams with two of the top 30 reception leaders in the country with Williams and Scott. Of course it helps when Heisman Trophy runner-up Deshaun Watson is the quarterback with almost 4,000 yards passing.Hooker, the pick-six extraordinaire, has championed co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano’s sideline return play on interceptions. Hooker is tied for fifth nationally with six interceptions this season, and broke the school record against Michigan with his third interception for a touchdown in a single season. Without that touchdown, OSU likely isn’t in the position it is in right now, just one game away from a shot at the national championship. For Hooker to be absent or largely ineffective from the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Tigers on Dec. 31 in Glendale, Arizona, wouldn’t only be shocking, it could be devastating to the No. 3 Buckeyes given Watson’s 15 interceptions thrown already.“It makes us even want to be more hungry,” Hooker said. “We’re going out there playing with a Heisman candidate and a great player, so it feels like it’s sort of a thing for the back end. I feel like if we stop the pass, we have a great chance of winning this game.”Meyer called Samuel the team’s No. 1 playmaker before the season even started. If his 1,526 offensive yards weren’t impressive, then maybe his third-down, crossfield dash that gave OSU a shot on fourth-and-1, or his game-winning touchdown in double overtime against Michigan were the final touch to a decorative three-layer cake built for a king.All season, Samuel has been the catalyst of the offense. If redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett couldn’t get things going on offense, Samuel was the guy. If Barrett was clicking in the passing game, Samuel was the reason. The Michigan game was Samuel’s coronation. A win in Arizona will require the Brooklyn native to capitalize on any ball thrown his way.“Whether there’s somebody in J.T.’s face or whatever it is as a receiver, we just feel like we have to make plays on those types of balls,” Meyer said. “We recruited well enough to make those type of plays and I just feel like we have to make those.”Clemson’s defense ranks fourth in the country in sacks per game and registers a sack on 9.45 percent of plays, which is eighth in the country.OSU’s offense has had its moments of inability to move the football, and sometimes that has been predicated on the lack of balance in the touches for Samuel. For three quarters of play, Michigan stopped Samuel from getting to the perimeter and beating defenses on the outside. Its pass rush, which had eight sacks against the OSU offensive line, prevented Barrett from looking downfield and finding his speedster, tooNo one can accurately determine how OSU’s offense will perform on New Year’s Eve at University of Phoenix Stadium, but one can predict that Samuel will be a featured element. read more

Opinion Handling of Shane Morris injury shameful embarrassing

Michigan sophomore quarterback Shane Morris (7) hands the ball off during a game against Utah on Sept. 20 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan lost, 26-10.Credit: Courtesy of MCTWhen you hear the word concussion, what comes to mind?From someone who has played quarterback just at the high school and college club level for seven combined years, I can tell you any sort of hit to the head is as painful as it looks.I do not want to speak for Michigan quarterback Shane Morris, but from the looks of his reactions immediately after the hit he took from Minnesota redshirt-junior defensive lineman Theiren Cockran, Morris was in significant pain — yet he stayed in the game. This decision has brought outrage upon the program and has warranted responses by the athletic director Dave Brandon and university president Mark S. Schlissel.Not only was he left in the game, he was left susceptible to at a minimum one more hit as Michigan coach Brady Hoke let the sophomore quarterback attempt one more pass, which was nearly intercepted.Hoke claimed after the game that he did not see the hit, which is why Morris was allowed to continue. Hoke also added that Morris is a tough kid and wanted to stay in the game, therefore, Hoke obliged.There is something Hoke needs to understand, and that is there is a difference between playing hurt, and playing injured.Football is without a doubt one of the most physical sports on the planet and it is inevitable that players will get bumps and bruises. As a football player, you are expected to play through it, as being sore comes with the job.However, being hurt is not the same as being injured. Morris was clearly already playing hurt on what appeared to be a sore ankle, but following the blow from Cockran, it seemed apparent that Morris was injured.Hoke, who has already been under fire for Michigan’s uncharacteristic 2-3 start to the season, is now fully in the fire, and rightfully so.Whether it’s in fact Hoke’s job to know if a player is injured, he should care enough about his players that he wants to know immediately whether a player is injured or not.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday that his training staff, along with his strength coach, are in charge of monitoring players constantly and added that he has a conversation on every series as to whether players are good to play.So why then did Hoke not have a similar conversation with his training staff who he claims its job it is to monitor his players? Why was a wobbly, blatantly injured Morris allowed back into the game?Even two days later, Hoke said he had no knowledge that Morris had suffered any sort of head injury and the only reason Morris had been held out of practice was because of an ankle injury.Then, nearly 12 hours after that, at approximately 1 a.m., Brandon released a statement saying that Morris had in fact sustained a mild concussion on the play.Yet Hoke still put Morris on the field, in a situation where he was free game for the Minnesota defense.Now, as I write this, Michigan students are rallying on their campus, calling for the resignation of Brandon. One student, who has been all over social media has been wearing OSU gear in protest.Morris and his family deserve better treatment than Hoke and his staff gave him Saturday at the Big House, and finally the school acknowledged that with Brandon’s early morning statement, followed by a statement from Schlissel.Schlissel, the only one from Michigan who has made any sort of sense during this unfortunate situation, released a statement shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday and said he has requested to be briefed with “a thorough review of our in-game player safety procedures, particularly those involving head injuries, and will involve experts from the University of Michigan Health System in assessing its medical aspects.”Schlissel is just the latest Michigan figurehead to throw the man below him under the bus, and would have never been put in this situation had Hoke simply showed the slightest interest for the well-being of Morris.No matter what your stance is as a fan, this is not a situation to laugh, smile or joke about. A young football player was put in a dangerous situation in which his well-being was, without question, put in jeopardy.No one, including Hoke, is taking responsibility for what happened at the University of Michigan and someone needs to be held accountable. read more

PierreEmile Hojbjerg apologizes for red card

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has apologized to the club’s supporters after picking up a red card during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City.The Saints hosted the Premier League champions at the St. Mary’s on Sunday, and Hojbjerg who leveled things for the home side at 1-1 in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a wild lounge on Fernandinho just before the end of the game.David Silva gave City an early lead in the 10th minute, before Hojbjerg pounced on a mistake by Zinchenko to equalize for the home side.However, two late first-half goals courtesy of an own-goal from James Ward-Prowse and a Sergio Aguero header ensured Pep Guardiola’s men picked up all three points.In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, Hojbjerg  said:💬#SaintsFC’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised after his dismissal against #ManCity this afternoon: LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 30, 2018“I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”“Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger.”“The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.”last_img read more