Regional Testing Day: 27th June, 2011

first_img 6 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Regional Testing Day: 27th June, 2011 by: – June 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: health.unl.eduRegional Testing Day, a partnership between the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV and AIDS and Scotia bank, will be observed this year on June 27th.Expanded from its pilot programme in 2008, which was concentrated in Barbados, the initiative aims, this year, to have approximately 10,000 people across the region tested.One of the main reasons for this testing campaign is to encourage everyone to know his/her status, since knowing ones’ HIV status is better than not knowing.To fulfill the mandate of Regional Testing Day, Dominica’s National HIV and AIDS Response Programme will provide testing on June 24th and 25th. Testing will be done in all health districts on the 24th and in the Carib Territory on the 25th.Press Releasecenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Ramos: Bale would suit Madrid

first_img There has been considerable speculation about the future of the Wales international after Tottenham failed to qualify for the Champions League, with Madrid among the clubs linked with a big-money move for the Spurs talisman. Quoted in the Sun, Ramos said: “Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid-quality signing. He has had an exceptional season. He can punish any team in the world and has the footballing qualities we look for in Madrid. I am sure Madrid will not be the only team that want to sign him – but he is the right mould for us.” Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes Gareth Bale would be right at home at the Bernabeu. Bale rounded off a remarkable year on Sunday by scoring his 26th goal of the season, but his wonder winner against Sunderland was not enough to earn the club Champions League qualification. The club are understandably keen to hold on to their star man and manager Andre Villas-Boas recently called on the forward to end speculation about his future by signing a new deal at White Hart Lane. For now, the signs look promising for Tottenham fans. From his comments in the immediate aftermath of the victory over Sunderland, he seemed in no mood to abandon ship. “We fought hard this season, the team and the manager have been great,” he said. “We have got the record points for the club in the Premier League. “That would normally be enough to qualify for the Champions League, but it’s not meant to be again. “It’s disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up again. We will just have to regroup this season and give it another go.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Chinese National Sentenced Today for Mar-a-Lago Incident

first_imgThe Chinese woman found guilty this week of resisting arrest without violence after a December incident at Mar-a-Lago will be sentenced Friday.Lu Jing was acquitted of trespassing at President Trump’s Palm Beach club, but was convicted of resisting arrest.Jing testified she doesn’t know English, so she couldn’t understand the security guard’s orders to leave the property.A jury of four women and three men deliberated for roughly 90 minutes on Wednesday. Jing faces up to a year in jail.Meanwhile, Jing’s visa to remain in the United States has expired.Jing is the second Chinese national arrested at Mar-a-Lago in less than a year. Last April Yujing Zhang was found guilty of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago and lying to the Secret Service.A federal judge sentenced Zhang to eight months in prison.She’s being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Glades County Detention Center and is awaiting deportation.last_img read more

Florida Ends ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at the Swamp due to “racist history”

first_imgThe University of Florida is banning its “Gator Bait” cheer at sporting events because of “historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” school president Kent Fuchs announced Thursday.As part of a university-wide review to help the school take steps against racism, Fuchs highlighted the cheer as an action that will be taken immediately.“While I know of no evidence of racism associated with our ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at UF sporting events, there is horrific historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” Fuchs said. “Accordingly, University Athletics and the Gator Band will discontinue the use of the cheer.”the band plays familiar tune prompts fans to make the gator chomp motion with their arms and shout “Gator Bait!”African American babies were used as alligator bait, according to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, citing newspaper articles and imagery from the late 1800s and early 20th century. The term “alligator bait” was also used as a racial slur against African Americans.According to ESPN: Lawrence Wright, who popularized the phrase, “If you ain’t a Gator, ya Gator bait, baby,” after saying it following a win over Florida State in 1995, told The Gainesville Sun he was upset with the decision to remove the cheer and wants to talk to Fuchs.“I’m not going for it,” the former safety told the Sun. “I created something for us. It’s a college football thing. It’s not a racist thing, It’s about us, the Gator Nation. And I’m black. What about our history as the Gator Nation? We took a program from the top five to No. 1 in the country. I think I’ve done enough, put in the sweat and tears, to get to offer my opinion about something like this.”last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Amidst ‘irrelevant’ politics, India’s Orange Jersey revealed for England clash

first_imgThe unveiling of the jersey highlighted the irrelevance the current political opposition has in the country after they accused the Narendra Modi government of ‘saffronising’ the country. Anti-BJP parties, red in the team India’s new jersey colour and said that the ruling government was behind the decision and that it was part of the ongoing saffronisation in the country. “Modi ji wants to saffronise the entire country. A Muslim was the one who designed the Indian Tricolour. There are other colours in the Tricolour, why choose only orange? It will be better if their jersey is based on the Tricolour,” Abu Asim Azmi, a Samajwadi Party MLA, said.Former Maharashtra minister and Congress MLA Naseem Khan also echoed Azmi’s sentiments and said that the Narendra Modi government was indulging in saffron politics. “Ever since the Modi government has come to power, it has been playing saffron politics. The Tricolour should be respected, and national harmony should be promoted. This government wants to saffronise everything,” Naseem Khan said.“Colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. The whole idea is to be different from blue as England also wears the same shade of blue as India,” an ICC source was quoted as saying by ANI.“Also the design (orange) is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it. The designers who are sitting in the USA designed this jersey from something that already existed and not something completely new that fans don’t identify with,” the source added.However, many other Congress leaders brushed aside the criticism saying that it was an unwanted controversy. The action now shifts to the field and England will be facing a do-or-die situation in Edgbaston. New Delhi: India is on the cusp of sealing a semi-final spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A win against tournament hosts and potential title-contenders England will seal their spot in the last four. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team has performed brilliantly in all facets, be it the bowling, batting or fielding. They are the only undefeated team in the contest and they will be determined to continue their winning run as they gun for a third World Cup title. However, in the build-up to the clash against England, all the talk has been on the colour of the jersey which India will sport for the clash against Eoin Morgan’s side.Since England are the hosts, the onus is on the visiting team to change their jersey. According to ICC rules, all participating teams are required to provide two different coloured kits for televised ICC events. However, the host country enjoys the preference in the choice of colour and is allowed to provide only one coloured kit to be worn during all their matches. Since both sides have an almost similar shade of blue, India had to change their colour.On the official Twitter handle of the Cricket World Cup, the Indian cricket team released the jersey which was predominantly orange on the side and the back while the front had an indigo blue shade with India written in orange. Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami spotted the jerseys and their photos were shared. highlights India are one win away from sealing a semi-final spot in 2019 World Cup.England face a must-win situation in the 2019 World Cup.The orange and blue jersey is the away kit for the Indian team. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pepsi Academy Festival of Youth Holds in Lagos

first_img“This tournament helps us to assess the level of hard work and commitment by the players and coaches and also know the level of skills development among the youngsters,” said Laloko.He said the Pepsi Academy Festival of youth in Lagos follows similar competition in different centres in which the players competed with invited clubs in the cities. These include Ibadan, Ilorin, Abuja, Jos amongst others.Commenting on the 25th anniversary of the Pepsi Academy, Laloko said the foremost academy in Nigeria has contributed immensely in developing the skills of young players who are today playing in different clubs in Nigeria and oversees.He commended Pepsi for the initiative in giving every Nigerian youth the opportunity to train under an organised environment with world-class facilities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pepsi Football Academy youngsters from all the training centres in Nigeria have converged on Lagos for this year’s Pepsi Festival of Youth, an Under-15 football tournament to end the year.The two-day event which started yesterday at Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos ends today.According to the Director of Pepsi Football Academy, Chief Kasimawo Laloko, the essence of the programme is to ascertain the level of development of the players across the centres.last_img read more

F-M, CBA girls golf sweeps to sectional titles

first_imgTrue, it had to wait for 24 hours, and it required a change in venue to a far more unfamiliar location, but the result for the Fayetteville-Manlius girls golf team was the same – a Section III championship, its fourth in a row.And the Hornets weren’t alone in finding undefeated glory in 2019. Christian Brothers Academy did so, too, perfect against Onondaga High School League foes and then claiming the sectional small-school team title.All the area’s golfers were set to head back to Kanon Valley, site of recent sectional tournaments, when bad weather early in the week flooded the course, rendering it too soggy for a competition of this importance. Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAF-MGolfJ-DMPH Now the race was on for individual prizes, as the top nine finishers would join F-M in advancing to this weekend’s state championship tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport.Liverpool’s talented sister duo of Mia and Nataly Avotins went to the top of the standings, Mia shooting an 80 for medalist honors and Nataly adding an 83 to finish second.It was F-M’s Bailey Wallace and Lucy Fowler both posting 88 to tie Mount Markham’s Morgan Stubley for third place.And for Jamesville-DeWitt, who finished fourth in the large-school team race at 428, Lena Jones posted a 90 to finish seventh, joining Wallace and Fowler in the state tournament field.Cicero-North Syracuse’s Amy Krohl finished sixth with an 89. Camden’s Danielle Caringi and Utica-Notre Dame/Whiteboro/Oriskany’s Gabby Papale tied for eighth with 93 as Papale’s teammate, Bella Pepe, and C-NS’s Abby Ainsworth were named alternates.Two days earlier, at the Pompey Club, the Section III boys golf West division championships took place, and it proved quite successful for both Bishop Grimes and Manlius-Pebble Hill.It was the Cobras claiming the small-school division team title, led by Anthony Falgiatano, who shot an 83 to finish sixth among individuals.Connor Alexander had an 86 to tie for seventh, with Louis Pelose adding an 89 to tie for 11th and Ben Schultz tying for 13th place at 90, four Grimes golfers advancing to the state qualifier at Seven Oaks.They were joined by MPH’s dynamic duo of Johnny Gruninger and Grant Lewis. Fresh off an Onondaga Junior Invitational victory the day before at Onondaga Golf and Country Club, Gruninger shot a three-under-par 69 to beat the field by seven shots, while Lewis had an 81 to finish alone in fourth place. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story So the venue was changed, to Barkers Brook in Oriskany Falls, and pushed back 24 hours, too, so they all teed off on a cool Wednesday morning.Once things were done, it was clear that F-M was again going to take large-school sectional honors, its team score of 371 a comfortable 19 shots ahead of runner-up Liverpool.Meanwhile, the small-school sectional tournament had an even more lopsided outcome, CBA relying on its scoring balance to post 445, well clear of second-place Marcellus and its score of 472.last_img read more

UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on his advice to Jorge Masvidal after Nate Diaz fight

first_img LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | UFC: Nate Diaz Handed A 90-day Suspension Post Controversial LossDwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently made an appearance on a talk show with MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani where he discussed a number of topics. It turns out that the BMF Championship belt was not the only thing that Jorge Masvidal had received from The Rock on the night at Madison Square Garden. While The Rock spoke about being the host for the title fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244, he also revealed that he took the time to congratulate Jorge Masvidal on the fight and that he was very happy for him. He also reminded him of the opportunity that is presented and how the title was somewhat polarising in the sport. The advice was mostly about appreciating the moment and encouraging Jorge Masvidal to work hard to keep his momentum going. FOLLOW US Jorge Masvidal defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 244 two weeks ago to be crowned the UFC’s first and only BMF Champion which was presented by the legendary Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s protege is all set for his second bout 9 months ago Dwayne Johnson stylishly responds to Nate Diaz’s funny comments on him 9 months ago UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight COMMENT First Published: 14th November, 2019 19:55 IST Here is the complete interview from the talk show: Last Updated: 14th November, 2019 19:55 IST UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson On His Advice To Jorge Masvidal After Nate Diaz Fight UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson strapped the BMF title on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. He just revealed the advice he gave to Jorge Masvidal after his win. 9 months ago UFC: Cris Cyborg wants to fight Amanda Nunes in a cross-promotion fight Written By Also Read | UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary RevealedUFC News: The Rock slammed over favouritism of Jorge MasvidalNate Diaz later slammed The Rock for favouritism in a post-fight rant and had accused the 47-year-old in an expletive-laden slur over his connection with the fellow Miami-native Jorge Masvidal. The Rock, however, took the criticism in his stride and addressed Nate Diaz saying that this is what Nate Diaz is known and loved for.Also Read | UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Responds To Abusive Comments By Nate DiazAlso Read | UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal Wants To ‘run It Back’ With Nate Diaz Again 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz pays a fan’s rent who had bet on him winning vs Jorge Masvidallast_img read more

bettingexpert seeks ‘Awesome’ start in Tipster Challenge finale

first_imgRankTipsterRace WinsPoints Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes has signed up to become the last Tipster Challenge guest and the final obstacle to repeat success for OneBet’s Sarah Shannon.Part of the PR team at Ladbrokes, Bridge has made live or recorded broadcasts across every major UK television and radio platform, including BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Sky Sports News, CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.She will be hoping that Kaaba Stone gives her a winning start as ‘Nap of the Day’, while bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris has predicted an ‘Awesome’ opening to the day’s seven-race card at Chepstow.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Awesome (Nap of the Day)Has shaped well on her last two starts and can take advantage of a drop in class.Ladbrokes: Kaaba Stone (Nap of the Day)Expensive breeze up purchase was very green on debut but shaped with distinct promise by the finish. Looks sure to improve off that effort and go close in what looks a winnable race.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: WaqtMakes his handicap debut from a fair mark and his stable enjoyed a welcome winner yesterday.Ladbrokes: HedgingLost his way a bit late last year having looked promising early. Got back on track in a C&D handicap on his latest start so feels very solid today under almost identical conditions.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: KatheefaThe clear form choice and is confidently expected to see off his only two serious rivals.Ladbrokes: MajboorThis effectively looks like a match between Majboor and Katheefa. Majboor has shaped well in two good maidens at Salisbury and basically looks a better horse than his market rival so is a strong fancy.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: RedgraveHas been progressing well until finishing seventh last time and is taken to bounce back to his best here.Ladbrokes: ZymyranImpressive when two back at Newmarket and again shaped well in a hot race at York’s Ebor meeting on his latest start. This looks slightly easier so looks a decent bet on ground that will suit.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Bonjour SteveA very smooth traveller (with a quirk or two off the bridle) who has been hinting that his turn was near in recent runs.Ladbrokes: John JoinerNot the sexiest race we’ve ever seen if truth be told, but John Joiner has shown improvement on last two starts, going close, so fancy him to do the business today.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: AngelicalGets weight all round in a weak race and comes from a small yard in excellent form.Ladbrokes: Priors BrookHas C&D form and looks slightly better handicapped than the jolly Seven Clans.____________________________________5:10bettingexpert: HelfCapable of improving after just five career runs and has the assistance of a very talented claimer.Ladbrokes: MeyandiAnother Balding running fancied, just denied on his handicap debut but I’m keeping the faith to go well today.____________________________________ GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 3Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 4Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.506.99 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Ian Marmion – BetStars15.00 8Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 9Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 10Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 11Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 12Conor White – BetBright13.33 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 14Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 15Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 16Steve Munns – Grosvenor Sport00.00last_img read more

G2 Esports announce global partnership with Logitech G

first_imgG2 Esports have today announced a global partnership with Logitech G, the gaming brand of Logitech International.The deal, which was published on both G2’s website and Logitech’s own blog, will see the team participate in upcoming tournaments with new Logitech G wireless peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, and headsets.G2’s announcement described the deal as ‘a great honour’ to make a global partner with the company, and cited a strong match due to a shared outlook regarding similar ‘work ethic and philosophy’. As well as having access to Logitech G gear, the team’s players will also take part in product research, giving their input to ensure that quality and comfort matches their preferences.CEO of G2 Esports, Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, pointed towards an existing history of success with the brand. “Our teams have been using, and winning, with Logitech G products for years,” he said. “We’re excited about our partnership with Logitech because both organizations share a deep passion for the industry, a dedication to hard work and a commitment to winning.”“G2 is one of the most exciting teams in esports and will be a fantastic partner as more and more of our esports teams win with wireless peripherals,” said Ujesh Desai, Vice President and General Manager of Logitech Gaming.The partnership offers some financial succour for G2, who missed out on a franchising treasure trove when their application to the North American League of Legends Championship Series was denied just last month.Esports Insider says: A terrific deal for G2, who add an industry giant to their partnership roster. Similarly, Logitech have found an ally with one of the largest – and most quickly growing – brands in the esports scene.last_img read more