Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, returns a shot from Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)South African tennis player Kevin Anderson advanced to his first Grand Slam final on Friday after beating Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.Anderson, seeded 28th, will play for the $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) top prize this Sunday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium against the later winner between world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain and Argentina’s 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro. KGAADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Read Next UAAP gets going View comments read more
Sania Mirza booked a berth in the women’s singles main draw of the Australian Open with an easy straight sets victory over Canada’s Stephanie Dubois, in Melbourne on Sunday.File photo of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.The 24th seed Indian triumphed 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes in the third and final round of the qualifying competition.Sania had to go through the qualifying route due to low ranking as she has slipped to 145th spot due injuries last season.Sania dropped her serve twice in the first set but the Canadian offered more chances as the Indian converted four of five to put her nose ahead.Sania cashed in on an erratic Dubois, who faced seven breakpoints in the second set and the Hyderabadi converted three of them to seal the win.-With PTI inputs
Sydney, Sept 27 (AFP) Australia have for the first time named two Test cricket vice-captains — all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and fast bowler Josh Hazlewood — as they look to move on from a major cheating scandal. The pair were chosen to back up captain Tim Paine via an unprecedented vote by team members and a final decision made by a panel that included coach Justin Langer and selector Trevor Hohns, Cricket Australia said. “We believe the new leadership model will best support the captain,” Hohns said of the decision to have more than one Test vice-captain for the first time. “It is a successful model used across various sporting codes around the world. “Our vision is to create great cricketers and great people, and we are extremely fortunate to have such terrific young men,” Hohns said. Marsh, aged 26, will act as sole vice-captain behind Paine during the two-Test series against Pakistan in Dubai beginning on October 7 because Hazlewood, aged 27, is sidelined by injury. It will be Australia’s first Test tour since the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town which led to one-year suspensions being imposed on captain Steve Smith and his deputy, David Warner, who was also banned from ever holding another leadership position. Hohns indicated the decision to name vice-captains was in part to avoid naming a single person being seen as a likely successor to Paine, who took over from Smith following the scandal when sandpaper was used to alter the condition of the ball. “It was not a process designed to find the next Australian Test captain, but to find two vice-captains who will support and help drive the team’s goals and objectives,” he said.advertisement Since the South Africa debacle, Cricket Australia has launched a number of internal reviews aimed at creating a more respectful culture and moving away from the win-at-all-costs mentality blamed for the explosive ball-tampering row. (AFP) ATKATK read more
Saina Nehwal will be keen to put behind the disappointment of losing in the quarterfinals of just-concluded Asia Badminton Championship and train her eyes on winning the New Zealand Open beginning here Tuesday.The 29-year-old from Hyderabad, seeded second, will begin her quest for the second title this year when she will take on China’s Wang Zhiyi in the first round of the women’s singles.World no. 9 is the only Indian to have won a title at the Indonesia Masters this year and Saina would be looking to add another one to her kitty.Meanwhile, PV Sindhu, who also lost in the quarterfinals of Asia Badminton Championship, is not competing in this tournament.Another lesser known Indian Anura Prabhudesai will be up against sixth seed Li Xuerui in an opening round match of the women’s singles.In men’s singles, B Sai Praneeth (currently ranked 20th) and HS Prannoy (ranked 21st) have qualified automatically for the main draw along with Subhanker Dey.While Ajay Jayaram, Parupalli Kashyap and Lakshya Sen will be fighting it out at the qualifiers to make it to the main draw.Sai Praneeth, who lost in the final of Swiss Open this year after going down to world No 2 Shi Yuqi of China, will start his campaign against compatriot Subhankar.Prannoy, on the other hand, will clash with Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in his first round men’s singles match.In men’s doubles, India will be represented by the pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy. The duo will face a qualifier in the first round.advertisementWomen’s doubles combination of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will be the lone Indian pair in the field. India do not have any representation in the mixed doubles event.Also Read | Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad following drugs banAlso Read | Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife arrested after high dramaAlso See read more
Athletic Bilbao 0 Barcelona 2: Valverde victorious on his return to San Mames Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 04:45 10/29/17 Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images The Catalan club extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games and now lead the LaLiga table by four points. Ernesto Valverde enjoyed a triumphant return to Athletic Bilbao as a first-half goal from Lionel Messi and a late second from Paulinho secured Barcelona a 2-0 win at San Mames.Facing the club he represented as both a player and a coach for the first time since taking charge of Barcelona, Valverde watched on as the talismanic Messi converted Jordi Alba’s cut-back cross in the 36th minute to score his 12th LaLiga goal in 10 games this season.The visitors needed a fine reactionary save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen to remain ahead before Paulinho secured the three points in stoppage time, tapping home the rebound after Luis Suarez’s shot had been saved. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Brazilian’s strike condemned Athletic to an eighth straight league defeat against the Catalans, although it wasn’t for a lack of effort against the unbeaten league leaders in Spain.Still, Barcelona’s hard-fought victory moves them four points clear of second-placed Valencia in the table and eight ahead of reigning champions Real Madrid, who now cannot afford any mistakes when they visit Girona on Sunday.As for Messi, having begun the week by missing out to Cristiano Ronaldo for the Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running, he ended it by once again underlining his importance to his club.The Argentina international started and finished the move that gave Barca the lead at the end of an eventful first half. Having hit a first-time pass out wide to Alba, he ghosted beyond three static opponents to convert the return ball from his team-mate.4 – No Barcelona player assisted more goals to Messi than Jordi Alba in La Liga this season. Tray.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 28, 2017His first-time shot beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga made amends for an earlier miss, with Messi somehow hitting the post from close range with his right foot after waltzing around Athletic’s goalkeeper.Paulinho also struck the woodwork – sending a rising drive against the crossbar – but the hosts had their opportunities too.The usually reliable Aritz Aduriz had two excellent chances in as many minutes as Athletic – held to a 1-1 draw by minnows Formentera in the Copa del Rey in midweek – produced a much-improved display for the visit of their former boss.After a glancing header was comfortably saved by Ter Stegen, the veteran striker failed to convert when played through on goal, Barcelona’s goalkeeper guessing correctly to keep out a curling effort low to his left.However, Ter Stegen needed the bar to deny Raul Garcia’s header early in the second half, as Jose Angel Ziganda’s side started strongly after the break.Unai Nunez produced two crucial blocks to prevent Barcelona from doubling their lead, keeping the result in the balance as the visitors visibly tired.Inigo Cordoba volleyed over from a tight angle but Aduriz came the closest to grabbing an equaliser for Atheltic, his near-post header from a corner kept out by a diving Ter Stegen.Instead Barcelona grabbed the game’s decisive second goal in stoppage time, Messi leading a three-on-two counter that ended with Paulinho knocking the ball into an unguarded net with Arrizabalaga out of position.17 – Barcelona haven´t lost in their last 17 La Liga games (W16 D1), their longest unbeaten run since March 2017. Hammer. pic.twitter.com/BQWzl4f3MS— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 28, 2017 read more read more
For Barcelona, there is something about the Santiago Bernabéu. They came to the home of their greatest rivals needing a victory to take them to a record sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final and while that task may appear titanic for most teams, Barça are not most teams: they have made a habit of silencing this stadium and they did so againon Wednesday, two goals from Luis Suárez and an own goal from Raphaël Varane completing a 3-0 win to go with the 6-2, 4-3, 3-2, 4-0 and 3-1 victories they have collected here in the last decade.If those were successes secured on a superiority that was often startling, this was different, but in the end Barcelona went through. They had struggled for an hour but survived and prevailed. It was not easy to explain, except through extreme efficiency: two of Barcelona’s four shots were on target and they scored three. Madrid had 14 in total and did not score. Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Raphaël Varane, far left, scores an own goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 defeat at home to Barcelona. Photograph: Andrea Comas/AP Topics Share on Twitter Barcelona’s Malcom scores against Real Madrid to leave semi-final in the balance Share on LinkedIn It had started with Vinicius’s early flick sending Sergio Reguilón up the left, Barcelona turned for the first but not the last time, Karim Benzema usually the man making sense of the runs around him. Vinicius drew a penalty appeal; shot just over and had another effort blocked by Marc-André ter Stegen. Then the Brazilian, hyperactive, dashed through and eventually found Benzema, only for the Frenchman’s weak shot to hit the keeper. Within a minute, the Brazilian hit over on the turn from close range. Share via Email Facebook European club football Share on Facebook Twitter Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona: Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg – as it happened Real Madrid By half-time, there had been no goals – not normal for a clásico, 50 of them passing without a 0-0. Nor was the solitary Barcelona shot, if it could be called that: an Ivan Rakitic drive quickly closed down. But then, five minutes after the restart, they got the opener. Jordi Alba slotted the ball to Dembélé who pulled it back and Suárez, swifter and more alert than Sergio Ramos, steered a superb first-time shot into the net.Madrid chased the equaliser, Sergio Busquets sliding in to stop Vinicius after he brilliantly turned away from Piqué and Sergio Reguilón’s cross just evading Lucas Vázquez before Dani Carvajal’s shot was saved and a another Vinicius run concluded with the ball squirming wide. Gareth Bale watched from the touchline. He was introduced to applause but a few whistles too, quickly followed by a cheer from the other end where the hundred or so Barcelona fans saw Semedo find Dembélé. His sharp ball into the six-yard box sought Suárez but found Varane, diving in, and the ball rebounded into the net.Suárez scored again two minutes later. Brought down by Casemiro, he got up and dinked in a Panenka penalty that took Barcelona to the cup final. match reports Read more Copa del Rey Barcelona Pinterest Share on Pinterest Reuse this content “We’re sad because we wanted to reach the final. We fell with honour: we weren’t ruthless, they were very ruthless,” the Madrid manager, Santi Solari, said. The Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, admitted his team had not always played well but had displayed “pegada” – the knockout punch.Nor was this about a familiar genius: so dependent on Lionel Messi lately, this time his influence was largely incidental; instead, the combination of Ousmane Dembélé and Suárez, neither of whom were especially sparkling in truth, defeated Madrid. The Uruguayan has scored 11 in 13 clásicos.Until Suárez scored the first goal a little after half-time, that appeared barely plausible. Madrid, who had the advantage of an away goal from the 1-1 first-leg draw, seemed more likely to progress, their path to the final passing through Vinicius, the 18-year-old who has revived their season. But if the threat was always there, it went unrealised. Barcelona for their part threatened rarely but when they struck they were deadly. Read more read more
David Bearman: Clemson 31-24 Heather Dinich: Clemson 31-28 David M. Hale: Clemson 28-20 Sam Khan Jr.: Texas A&M 31-28 Mark Schlabach: Clemson 41-34 Andrea Adelson: Clemson 35-24 Edward Aschoff: Clemson 34-24 Kyle Bonagura: Clemson 42-17 Bill Connelly: Clemson 38-24 Preston Johnson: Clemson 38-31 Doug Kezirian: Clemson 45-20 Chris Low: Clemson 35-24 Ivan Maisel: Clemson 31-20 Adam Rittenberg: Clemson 34-21 Alex Scarborough: Clemson 38-24 Tom VanHaaren: Clemson 34-28Worth noting is that not a single analyst has Clemson scoring under 28 points in this game. But only two analysts who picked Clemson to win have them covering the spread.It will certainly be an ideal measuring stick to see how Clemson stacks up against the rest of college football.The game will be played on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST and will air on ABC. CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)If there’s one regular season game where Clemson might seem at all likely to lose, it’s probably this one against Texas A&M. The Tigers host the Aggies in one of their only games against a ranked team in the regular season.But while Texas A&M is the No. 12 team in the nation, the betting line heavily favors the high-octane Clemson offense. With the home crowd behind them, the Clemson Tigers will go into the game favored by more than two touchdowns.ESPN’s analysts have given their predictions for the upcoming game, and nearly all of them have Clemson winning. Only one analyst, Sam Khan Jr., was willing to give the Aggies the benefit of winning.Here is the full list of ESPN analysts’ score predictions for the Clemson-Texas A&M game: read more
(In order of appearance: RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson refuses to answer questions while in his SUV; RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Harold Pfleiderer refuses to answer questions from APTN; Justice Minister Peter MacKay; Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. APTN/Video)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA grand chief from Alberta wrote to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson Monday requesting he authorize the public release of all data collected by the federal police force as part of its review of 30 years of murdered and missing Indigenous women cases across the country.Treaty 6 Grand Chief Bernice Martial wrote to Paulson in response to recent claims made by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt that unreleased RCMP data shows Indigenous men are responsible for 70 per cent of the murders of Indigenous women. Valcourt made the statement during a closed-door meeting with three grand chiefs, including Martial, while the minister was in Calgary on March 20.“We are requesting that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police release the report in its entirety on missing and murdered Indigenous women,” said Martial, in the letter obtained by APTN National News. “As the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations of Alberta, this issue is at the heart of our communities and families who need some answers on their murdered and missing loved ones.”The RCMP said in a statement last Thursday that it would not be releasing any data based on the “ethnicity” of perpetrators. RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Harold Pfleiderer also refused to back Valcourt’s claim that his statistic came from unreleased RCMP information.Martial said the RCMP needed to release the information to determine whether Valcourt’s statements were true.“With the recent statements by (Valcourt) stating that 70 per cent of Indigenous men are responsible for the deaths of the approximately 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous we would like to review the report to see if his claims are accurate,” wrote Martial, whose treaty organization represents 25 First Nations. “This issue is close to my heart as I know it has affected so many families within our territory of Treaty 6.”The RCMP has released only a portion of the information it gathered as part of its missing and murdered Indigenous women project. The federal police force reviewed cases held by about 200 police agencies across the country dating back to 1980.Valcourt would not stop to answer questions from APTN about the data prior to question period Monday. Inside the House, he faced similar questions on the issue for a third time. Valcourt was not allowed to respond to the issue during question period last Friday.This time, he answered one of two questions on the subject.Quebec NDP MP Mylene Freeman, whose riding includes the Mohawk community Kanesatake, demanded during question period that Valcourt apologize for his “unsourced” claim.“The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs…deeply offended First Nations leaders when he tried to cite an unsourced fact contradicted by the RCMP,” said Freeman. “Instead of attacking Indigenous people, the minister should bring people together to end the violence and finally call a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.”Valcourt said he wouldn’t comment on what was said behind closed doors.“What I got from many people outside of those meetings, and I am talking about chiefs and tribal councils, is that they will indeed use the action plan to address the issues of missing and murdered Aboriginal women,” said Valcourt, during question period.The minister, however, remained seated when Freeman launched a second question, this time in French which is Valcourt’s mother-tongue.Referring to a recent appearance on popular Quebec television show Tout le Monde en Parle by Laurie Odjick, whose daughter disappeared from Kitigan Zibi, which sits north of Ottawa in Quebec, Freeman asked the government to call a public inquiry.“We do not need a national inquiry,” said Susan Truppe, parliamentary secretary for the status of women department. “We are developing more community safety plans on and off reserves, including in regions identified specifically by the RCMP. This action plan will engage men and boys. It will raise awareness to breakinter-generational cycles of violence.”Paulson on Monday appeared before the Senate committee conducting a pre-study of the Harper government’s proposed anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51. Paulson left the committee meeting through a back door to avoid media and refused to roll down the window of his SUV when APTN caught up with him on the street.Pfleiderer was also present at the committee hearing, but he refused to comment when approached by an APTN reporter.“I am the spokesperson,” he said. “Give me a call in the office…I am not giving you a comment.”Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney also appeared at the Senate hearing.MacKay told APTN it was his understanding that Valcourt obtained his information from the RCMP, but he hadn’t personally seen the specific 70 per cent number.“I believe he was referencing material he was given by the RCMP. I wasn’t present at the meeting, I only heard what he has said about it since,” said MacKay. “I am only telling you what he has said about where this information originated.”Blaney seemed to suggest Valcourt’s number came from an “analysis” of public information.“The data are up there, anyone who wants to know about the file can download the data and make their own analysis,” said Blaney.firstname.lastname@example.org@JorgeBarrera read more
A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a hammer attack on a mother and daughter in south-east London.Joe Xuereb, 27, appeared in court on Tuesday in connection with a serious assault on Ania Gos, a 30-year-old King’s College graduate who now works in the City, and her mother, 64, on Sunday afternoon.Officers were called at 12.10pm to find two women suffering from devastating injuries “consistent with a violent assault” in Adderley Gardens, Eltham, Scotland Yard said.They were taken to south London hospitals, where they remain in a critical condition.A hammer was recovered from the scene which was “believed to have been used in the assault”, police said. Xuereb, of Greenwich, was arrested on Sunday evening.He appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, September 18.Ms Gos is a Polish national who works at S&P Global, a financial services firm in Canary Wharf.A LinkedIn page states that she works in business support services.The company said in a statement that colleagues had been left “extremely shocked” by the “senseless attack”. Police at the scene of the attack tape off the areaCredit:Grant Falvey/LNP Her mother was visiting from Poland at the time of the attack.Neighbour Bob Gover, 69, told The Telegraph that several other relatives including a sister and young nephew had also been staying with Ms Gos and her partner in their flat. Blood-covered clothing at the scene of Sunday’s attackCredit:Grant Falvey/LNP Ms Gos also completed a one-year course in advanced English at King’s College, London, having earned a master’s in history at the University of Łódź, according to the page. 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
Metso, the global supplier of technology and machinery for minerals processing, has inaugurated its 51st service plant in the world at an investment of $7.5 million in Arequipa, a city that is close to the great mining projects that are being developed in the south of Peru, notes Proinversion on a report from El Comercio. Aldo Cermenati, Vice President of Services for the Pacific area, noted that Metso has constructed five new plants in the last five years, the majority of them in Latin America. “We have inaugurated many services centres, but the core is in this region, particularly in Arequipa and surroundings, where there is a huge Metso equipment installation distributed in mining and cement operations.”He added that the company is already considering an extension of this plant of Arequipa, in order to support the development of great mining projects in progress. “We do not only supply our traditional clients, such as Cerro Verde, Southern, El Brocal, Hochschild, Buenaventura, Tintaya and cement companies of the south, but also mining projects in construction, such as Las Bambas, Constancia and the extensions of Southern, from where will come the needs of service and future support”, indicated Peter Hartmann, General Manager of Metso Perú.The inauguration of the service plant in Arequipa represents the second investment of Metso in Peru in 2014. Previously, last April, it completed the extension of its rubber plant in Lima, with an investment of $1 million.These projects will enable that the company may grow 12% in Peru this year, just in the area of services. “In 2013 we will invoice €55 million in services, discounting the imports and sale of capital goods that are recorded separately. For this year we expect to reach €62 million,” indicated Hartmann.He added that the most ambitious plan of Metso, including the sale of equipment, is to pass €90 million during the next 12 months. read more
SIMPEC says it has been awarded more than A$5 million ($3.46 million) in scope extensions to its current contracts in Western Australia.WestStar Industrial’s engineering contractor business said the bulk of this work is either underway or will commence imminently and was built on the original awards from MSP Engineering (for the Tianqi Lithium Kwinana processing plant, pictured) and Iluka Resources (for the Cataby mineral sands project).This news comes hot on the heels of SIMPEC announcing major contract awards, the most recent being the A$10 million win from ATCO to supply and install the electrical, communications and dry fire systems for an 800-room mine camp at Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana iron ore mine site in the Pilbara, Western Australia.SIMPEC said its team has grown substantially over the past six months with nearly 150 personnel and contractors now working across all of its current contracts.SIMPEC Managing Director, Mark Dimasi, said: “These scope extensions are a direct result of our strong performance on site. With safety at the forefront of everything we do, SIMPEC is performing very well across all projects and working very closely with our clients.” read more
8. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …11218262:286(-24)5 Rhein Neckar Lowen won another away battle in EHF Champions League! The “Lions” kept chances to win the Preliminary Round first place and ensure direct placement at quarter-final by beating IFK Kristianstad 31:29 (15:16) in front of 4.000 fans.IFK Kristianstad – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 29:31 (16:15)IFK Kristianstad: Larsson, Simic; Lipovac (1), Arnarsson (2), Henningsson (3), Sörensen, Moen, Lagergren (8), Larsson, Gudmundsson (9), Hallen, Tollbring (5/1), Jonsson (1), Hanisch, EriksenRhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (7), Sigurdsson (3/1), Baena (8), Mensah (4), Pekeler (1), Groetzki (5), Reinkind, Guardiola, Petersson (3), KellerSTANDINGS: 5. HC Meshkov Brest11443302:299(3)12 3. KS Vive Tauron Kielce11704327:310(17)14 4. MOL-Pick Szeged11614296:277(19)13 ← Previous Story EHF Cup: German domination – MT Melsungen survive away match in Finland Next Story → EHF CL ROUND 11 – BEST 7 with Sterbik, Groetzki, Dibirov, Mackovsek… 6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko11236311:335(-24)7 2. Rhein-Neckar Löwen11713312:305(7)15 1. HC Vardar11803319:289(30)16 7. IFK Kristianstad11227300:328(-28)6 read more
Updated 11.01pmTWO WOMEN ON trial in Peru for trafficking cocaine have been sentenced to six years and eight months each in jail.Michaella McCollum Connolly from Tyrone and Melissa Reid who is from Glasgow, known as the ‘Peru 2′, were arrested in August as they were attempting to leave Lima for Spain.The two were detained after 11.5kg of cocaine was found hidden in food packets in their luggage.The two pleaded guilty in September to attempting to smuggle the drug out of Peru. Initially they had denied the charges and said they were coerced into smuggling by an international cartel.However they changed their story and said that they “knew they were going to transport drugs, and that they regret having participated in such an act,” according to the court.Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum (back) arrive for the court hearing in Lima earlier today. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro) Additional reporting by AFPOriginally published 6.15pmRead: Peru 2 transferred to prison notorious for overcrowding > Read: Sentencing of Peru 2 postponed due to judges’ strike > read more
Les Français consomment toujours trop de médicamentsSelon les chiffres établis par l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps), les Français ont consommé en moyenne 48 boîtes de médicaments en 2010, soit presque une boîte par semaine pour un total de 27,5 milliards d’euros. La France est décidément une bonne consommatrice de médicaments et semble s’y tenir. Mercredi, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) a en effet révélé des chiffres très parlants. Selon le rapport qu’elle a établi, les Français auraient utilisé en moyenne 48 boites de médicaments en 2010, soit près d’une boite par semaine. Un total qui correspond à 27,5 milliards d’euros de dépenses dont 19,9 milliards ont été remboursés. En 2009, ce sont 19,8 milliards qui avaient été remboursés, traduisant une nouvelle hausse. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Par ailleurs, si le marché pharmaceutique a connu un léger ralentissement de sa croissance totale (+1,2% en valeur contre 4,7% par an depuis 2000), la consommation hospitalière, elle, a continué de croître de 4,2%. Mais en moyenne annuelle depuis 2000, la progression pour les médicaments prescrits à l’hôpital a été de 8,5%, précise l’AFP. En outre, 68% des médicaments sont pris par voie orale en médecine de ville tandis qu’à l’hôpital ce sont les formes injectables qui prédominent (67%). Mais l’ensemble des médicaments vendus représentait 10.350 spécialités, 14.500 représentations et 3.000 substances actives.Le Doliprane en tête des ventes Plus en détail, parmi les 50 produits les plus vendus à l’hôpital, on dénombre surtout les anticancéreux, les antirétroviraux (contre le VIH) ainsi que quelques spécialités de maladies rares. En ville, en revanche, ce sont les médicaments liés aux maladies cardio-vasculaires, aux ulcères, au système nerveux et à l’asthme, les plus administrés. Dans les pharmacies, la tête du classement revient au Tahor, un hypolipidémiant du laboratoire américain Pfizer qui réalise le plus gros chiffres d’affaires. Par contre, du point de vue de la quantité, la première place revient au Doliprane suivi de près par le Dafalgan et l’Efferalgan. Enfin, du côté des génériques, si l’on observe du mieux dans leur disponibilité (ils sont présents dans la plupart des classes thérapeutiques), il reste du chemin à parcourir. En 2010, ils ont ainsi représenté 24,5% en quantité (pour 11,5% en valeur). Le 29 septembre 2011 à 17:22 • Maxime Lambert read more
WASHINGTON — Republicans’ latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups.It would give consumers more responsibility for their insurance choices, a goal long held by conservatives who argue that’s key to a true health care market. Younger adults and healthy people in the solid middle class may find more agreeable options. But low-income people may not be able to afford coverage, along with older and sicker adults.And there are potential unintended consequences for people with employer-provided insurance, currently about 170 million Americans. Allowing individuals to pay premiums from tax-sheltered accounts may create incentives for employers to stop offering coverage, say some independent analysts.The legislation would put limits on federal spending for Medicaid, a partnership program with states to cover low-income people, the disabled and nursing home residents. The drawback is that state officials could eventually face no-win choices, such as having to pick between paying for coverage for low-wage working mothers and support services for elderly people trying to stay out of nursing homes.As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., steers toward debate and votes next week, here is a look at some of the latest changes and major issues:Cruz’s planThe new Senate bill incorporates the core of a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that would reorganize the market for policies purchased by individuals. As many as 20 million Americans get coverage this way, about half through subsidized markets like HealthCare.gov, created under former President Barack Obama. read more
Clark County law enforcement arrested six intoxicated drivers during a regional crackdown over the weekend.The heightened DUI enforcement started Friday, when Vancouver police and Clark County deputies contacted 123 people. Only one person was arrested for driving under the influence on the initiative’s first day, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.On Saturday, the officers arrested five drivers on suspicion of DUI, police said.About two dozen people were ticketed while another 87 were let off with a warning.The DUI enforcement was possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Guntur: In a tragic incident, a woman was killed brutally at Duggirala in Guntur district. The deceased identified as Padmavati who was murdered by Subba Reddy. Going into details, Subba Reddy of Gandhi Nagar and Padmavati who belongs to Chennakesava Nagar have been in a living relationship for some time. It’s said that Subba Reddy has attacked Padmavati over suspicion. The locals who noticed the incident have trashed Reddy. With this, he sustained severe injuries. Over the information, the police have booked a case and investigating.
12 noonThree researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy.The 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York’s Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain.The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Wednesday their method, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows researchers to “freeze biomolecules” mid-movement and visualize processes they have never previously seen.”The development, it said, “is decisive for both the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals.”___ Share 12:15 p.m.Joachim Frank, who shares this year’s Nobel Chemistry Prize with two other researchers for developing a method to generate three-dimensional images of the molecules of life, says the potential use of the method is “immense.”Speaking by phone, Frank told a news conference after the Nobel announcement Wednesday that the method, called cryo-electron microscopy, meant medicine no longer focuses on organs but “looks at the processes in the cell.”Frank, based at New York’s Columbia University, shares the prize with Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain.The Nobel committee said their technology “has taken biochemistry into a new era.”___ 7:40 a.m.The Nobel Prize for Chemistry rewards researchers for major advances in studying the infinitesimal bits of material that are the building blocks of life.Recent prizes have gone to scientists who developed molecular “machines” — molecules with controllable motions — and who mapped how cells repair damaged DNA, leading to improved cancer treatments.The 2017 prize, worth 9 million kronor ($1.1 million), is being announced Wednesday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.It’s the third Nobel announced this week.The medicine prize went to three Americans studying circadian rhythms: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. The physics prize went to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for detecting gravitational waves.The literature winner will be named Thursday and the peace prize will be announced Friday. The Latest on the Nobel Chemistry Prize (all times local):Twitter user @RoyalsociatyProfessor Richard Henderson along with Professors Jacques Dubochet, and Joachim Frank won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.2 p.m.The president of the American Chemical Society says the microscope imaging technique honored by this year’s Nobel Chemistry Prize is like Google Earth for molecules.“This discovery allows the scientist to zoom in down to the fine detail (which) gives you a wealth of information about that protein molecule and how it’s interacting with its environment,” Allison A. Campbell told The Associated Press on Wednesday.Potential payoffs include help in developing medicines and industrial chemicals, she said. But not right away.“I think it’s something for the future,” Campbell said. “I think this is a technique that is just starting to find its way into the research community.”The Nobel committee announced Wednesday three scientists share the Chemistry Prize for the technology, called cryo-electron microscopy.___ read more
Share By iStock.comTexas schools issued more than 64,000 in-school suspensions to students in second grade or younger during the 2015-16 school year, and a disproportionate number of those students were black, male, in foster care or in special education, according to a report released Monday by a children’s advocacy group.The report by Texans Care for Children also said that more than 36,000 students received out-of-school suspensions during that time. The following year, lawmakers passed a bill that banned out-of-school suspensions for students up to the second grade. In-school suspensions are still allowed under the new law, and advocates said Monday that more needs to be done to address the issue. “Schools are suspending little kids as young as four years old, many of whom are in a classroom for the first time in their lives,” Texans Care for Children CEO Stephanie Rubin said in a statement. “Suspending our youngest students interrupts their education, communicates to them that they don’t belong, and misses a critical opportunity to actually address why they might be acting out.”The report said black students from pre-K to second grade were five times more likely than their white counterparts to receive an out-of-school suspension, and twice as likely to receive in-school suspension.Special education students also received disproportionate numbers of suspensions, being twice as likely as the overall population to receive either out-of-school or in-school suspensions.Smaller districts tended to be the most frequent suspenders. Jasper ISD in East Texas had just 122 students in pre-K, but issued 71 in-school suspensions to 23 students in the 2015-2016 school year.Jasper ISD officials could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.The report proposed several recommendations to education and policy leaders, like using classroom strategies and models to assist both teachers and students with emotional or behavioral support. School districts like Houston ISD have used such practices, in addition to already banning suspensions of pre-K through second grade students in 2016, the report said.“The Legislature took a huge step forward last year, but there’s more work to do for school boards, superintendents, and state leaders,” Rubin said in a statement.The report was released the same day that lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee discussed school discipline and ways to minimize the damage of suspensions at a hearing in the Capitol. Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, suggested providing in-school suspended students with a live video feed of what’s happening in their classrooms so those students don’t fall behind because of their suspensions. A representative from the liberal group Texas Appleseed said many students facing in-school suspension are put with proctors or teachers who may not teach that student’s grade. The subject of school discipline was included the Education Committee’s interim charges, meaning members have been asked to study the issue and recommend possible changes that can be considered when the full Legislature meets again in 2019.Disclosure: Texas Appleseed has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/26/texas-youngest-public-school-students-still-risk-suspensions-report-sa/.Texas Tribune mission statementThe Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. read more
The Daniel Payne Community Development Corporation and the Metropolitan AME Church will host an Evening of Jazz on Feb. 27 in recognition of the presence and culture of music in Black history. The event will be held at the church, located at 1518 M Street N.W. The event will include Jazz performers Christie Dashiell, George V. Johnson Jr. and the N Tyme Jazz Ensemble. Admission and parking are free.For more information call 202-331-1426.