CAF Champions League: Etoile Setup Huge Semifinal Clash With Al Ahly

first_imgRelated Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia have qualified for a huge semifinal clash with Egyptian side Al Ahly in an all-North African affair following the team’s win over Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya.With the first leg in Libya evenly poised at 0-0, Egyptian forward Amr Marey netted a brace to give his team a 2-0 win in the second leg for an overall 2-0 aggregate win.They will next face Egyptian giants Al Ahly, who had earlier saw off Esperance of Tunisia 4-3 on aggregate some 24 hours ago.last_img

Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed

first_imgA young Donegal mother who had an agonising two-week wait for a bed at St James’ Hospital in Dublin was finally admitted last night.Lorraine Miller from Gleneely was transferred to Dublin on Wednesday night and admitted to the oncology unit at 1am.Lorraine had been waiting for 14 days for specialist treatment at St James’, but a lack of beds prevented her from being transferred and admitted. She had been receiving care at Letterkenny University Hospital for an infection.The case was raised in Dáil Éireann yesterday by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who called on the Taoiseach to intervene and sanction an immediate transfer for Lorraine.The Taoiseach said it would be illegal for him to direct the HSE on an individual case.It is hoped that the transfer will bring some relief to Lorraine and her husband Stephen after their ordeal. Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Microsoft, Google on the JSE

first_imgInternational derivatives “The listing of SSFs on these two IT stocks, as well as the present SSF listing on Apple, will allow South African investors to further diversify their portfolios,” said JSE derivatives trading director Allan Thomson in a statement this week. Like any other International Derivatives (IDX) products, retail investors can trade in these two American companies without using their R2-million foreign allowance. Since the listing on Friday the 11 December, 13 009 contracts have been traded on Microsoft and 656 contracts on Google. Well-known multi-national computer technology provider, Microsoft Corporation is the world’s leading computer technology provider and largest manufacturer of software products, including the Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington and is listed on NASDAQ. Launched in 1996, Google is a latter entrant to the computer technology field, but has taken the lead as the world’s most popular internet search tool. The company derives the major portion of its revenue from advertising related to its internet search, email, online mapping and social media services. Google has its headquarters in Mountain View, California and is listed on both NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange. “This offers investors international exposure cost effectively on a trusted trading platform with none of the counter-party risk associated with over-the-counter trading,” the statement read. While retail investors and corporate entities do not have any exchange control restrictions, institutional investors do have to comply with foreign portfolio regulations. Contracts are priced and settled in rands.center_img The other IDX products trading on the JSE currently include blue chip companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, Nokia, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, BP, Vodafone and GlaxoSmithKline. Global technology leaders 17 December 2009 Like the other international derivatives (IDX) listed on the JSE, these can be purchased through any JSE-registered broker in the same way one would purchase local derivatives products. South African investors can now trade two of the world’s most well-known IT names through the listing of Microsoft and Google single stock futures (SSF) on the JSE. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Young Ag Professionals’ Leadership Experience to be held Jan. 29-30

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals will hold its annual Leadership Experience Jan. 29 to 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The event includes 20 workshops covering a wide range of food and farming topics.The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Robert T. Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto where he oversees the company’s integrated crop and seed agribusiness technology and research with facilities across the world. Dr. Fraley won the 2013 World Food Prize for “breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology.”The conference also will feature a performance by The Henningsens, a country music trio consisting of Brian Henningsen, his son Aaron, and daughter Clara. In addition to writing songs for the Band Perry, the trio has the hit single, “American Beautiful” and just released their new song “Why I Farm.”Last year’s Leadership Experience brought together more than 500 young farmers and ag professionals interested in food and farming for a day and a half of workshops, networking and fun. Attendees will choose from among 20 workshops including beekeeping, financing your farm, water laws, organic farming, brewing beer at home, food safety regulations, international export opportunities, grain commodity markets, maple syrup production, social media, cow nutrition, integrated pest management and farm succession planning.Registration can be done online at or by contacting a county Farm Bureau office. County office information can be found at Registration cost for an individual with no hotel room is $100 or $150 with a hotel room. Two people sharing a room can get the discounted registration price of $200 for both registrations.Conference sponsors are Beck’s Hybrids, Nationwide, Monsanto, Organic Valley, Heartland Bank and Archbold Equipment Co.Finals of the Discussion Meet contest also will take place at the conference. For more information and to view the full agenda, visit Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is open to individuals and couples between the ages of 18-35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To get involved, contact Melinda Witten at [email protected]last_img read more

Wetter weather coming

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest April will end warmer and wetter than normal. A series of storms will impact Ohio and surrounding areas later this week into next week. This will mean wetter than normal conditions into the first week of May. Temperatures will remain above normal as well. The heaviest will fall in central sections of the corn and soybean belt. Rainfall in Ohio will range from 2-4 inches for the next 2 weeks with heaviest totals in western areas of Ohio. Normal is about 2 inches.The first week of May will be mild with wetter than normal weather. The middle of May will dry out and cool down before a warm finish to the month.The outlook for summer still looks warmer than normal with rainfall highly variable with a tendency toward drier.last_img

Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris

first_imgThe 31-year-old’s best effort came with a final defeat by David Nalbandian in 2007.Race to London hots upThe hard courts at Bercy will also see the final two places for the World Tour Finals decided, with seven players still hunting a ticket to London.Belgian David Goffin and US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta currently hold the seventh and eighth spots.But Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille all remain in contention.Former US Open champion del Potro has made a stunning late charge after sitting 47th in the points standings only two months ago.The 29-year-old reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, beating Federer on the way, before also making the Shanghai Masters last four and winning in Stockholm ahead of his runner-up effort in Basel.That makes the Argentinian the form man going into Paris, where he will play either Italian Paolo Lorenzi or qualifier Joao Sousa in round two.Frenchman Pouille is also making a last-gasp bid for a place at the eight-man season-ending finals, after beating his compatriot Tsonga to win his third title of the year in Vienna on Sunday.The 23-year-old will have to at least make the final in front of his home crowd, but was given a boost when handed Federer’s place in the draw.Pouille, the only man to win tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts this year, is not seeded to face a top-10 player until the quarter-finals, where he is due to face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem. /cbb John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rafael Nadal. AP FILEPARIS, France — Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament.The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I love to play at Bercy, it’s a few times now that I’ve not played there. It’s a tough one but they have to understand that it’s for the cause of staying injury-free and healthy.“I’d like to be fully fit for London and for 2018.”Top seed Nadal, who has a bye for the first round in Paris, just needs to win his opening second-round clash to secure the top ranking heading into next year.The Spaniard, who claimed his 10th French Open title and the US Open crown to take his Grand Slam tally to 16 major titles this season, will start his campaign against either German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev or promising South Korean Hyeon Chung.Despite his love affair with the clay of Roland Garros, Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in five previous attempts at the indoor tournament.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ But Federer, who could have still usurped Nadal at the top of the rankings with titles in the French capital and at the World Tour Finals in London, pulled out of the final event of the regular season to protect a back problem.The 36-year-old said winning his eighth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro left him unfit to play at the Bercy Arena.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“I am very sorry to have to pull out of the Paris Masters but my body needs a rest after Basel,” said the Swiss legend.“I’ve played a lot of tennis this year and need to make sure I look after my physical wellbeing if I want to continue to compete at the highest level for years to come. View commentslast_img read more

Brooklyn Nets fend off Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgEarly shooting barrage lifts Mavericks to rare road victory SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (23) rebounds the ball as Brooklyn Nets’ Ed Davis (17) and Spencer Dinwiddie (8) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The Nets piled on the points in the first half like never before in Brooklyn, and it turned out they needed almost all of them.Anthony Davis was that tough to stop in a monstrous return to the lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Atkinson said Williams had an excellent opportunity elsewhere so the Nets cut him so he could pursue that.UP NEXTPelicans: Visit Cleveland on Saturday.Nets: Visit Memphis on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and 13 assists, and the Nets built up a big enough lead with a 73-point first half to hold off Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, 126-121 on Wednesday night.Davis finished with 34 points and a career-high 26 rebounds after a one-game absence, but there weren’t enough rebounds to get in the first half, when the Nets opened a 24-point lead during their highest-scoring first half at home in 17 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“Man, when you got a guy like Anthony Davis down there, it’s tough for us on the defensive end, it’s tough for us on the offensive end,” Russell said. “You’ve just got to keep playing next play at a time mentality and just being aggressive on all cylinders.”Joe Harris added 21 points for the Nets, who had 105 points through three quarters, then got consecutive baskets by Harris when New Orleans trimmed the lead down to seven with under 5 minutes remaining. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ The Nets made nine of their first 15 3-point attempts during their highest-scoring first half at home since getting 75 against Golden State on Feb. 19, 2002, back in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Davis said the Pelicans’ first-half defense was lazy.“The whole first half they did whatever they wanted,” he said. “They didn’t feel us on the defensive end.”Despite playing without injured Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe, the Nets won for the seventh time in their last eight home games. They finished with seven players in double figures, with DeMarre Carroll (19) and Spencer Dinwiddie (18) leading a bench effort that had a whopping 55-5 advantage over the New Orleans reserves.“Losing Caris and Allen Crabbe and Rondae, I just think we’re a deeper squad and we’re a better squad. But we have a tough road ahead here, especially short-handed,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “If we can weather the storm I think until we’re fully healthy, maybe we can do something important.”Elfrid Payton scored 25 points for New Orleans in his second game back after missing more than a month with a broken finger. Julius Randle had 21 and Jrue Holiday 20, but the Pelicans got next to nothing from their bench.ADVERTISEMENT The Nets were ahead 39-29 after one and scored the first seven of the second quarter, going ahead 46-29 on Carroll’s 3-pointer. He added another almost two minutes later for a 20-point bulge, and the lead grew to 24 points later in the quarter. The Pelicans rallied with 12 straight points to cut the lead in half, and Brooklyn was ahead 73-58 at the break.Brooklyn led by 18 after three before New Orleans closed within five after a late flurry.“We got behind and you’re playing uphill,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We know this story. We’ve seen this story before.”TIP-INSPelicans: Gentry said Davis’ absence in their victory over Minnesota on Monday came after the All-Star forward caught an illness from his young daughter. … Davis’ previous career best was 22 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn’s reserves outscored New Orleans’ 39-5 in the first half. … The Nets are 6-1 in their first game of the new year since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.CRABBE SETBACKCrabbe will be out at least another week because of his sore right knee. Atkinson said last week that Crabbe was nearing a return but the team announced Wednesday that Crabbe’s bruised fat pad, which caused the soreness, needed additional recovery time. Crabbe will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days. He missed his 10th straight game Wednesday.WILLIAMS WAIVEDThe Nets waived forward/center Alan Williams, who had been playing on a two-way contract. Williams was averaging 21 points and a league-leading 14.7 rebounds for the Long Island Nets but didn’t appear in a game for Brooklyn. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks defends Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors during the first half in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston’s Marcus Smart and Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah center his third straight first-team selection. George had 96 first-team votes and 195 points, followed by Antetokounmpo (94, 193).Smart and Bledsoe both earned their first All-Defensive team selections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe second team included Golden State’s Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who earned his first selection. They were joined by Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and New Orleans guard Jrue Holiday.The teams were selected by a panel of 100 writers and broadcasters.last_img read more

a month agoChelsea legend Drogba happy Lampard backing young players

first_imgChelsea legend Drogba happy Lampard backing young playersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Didier Drogba is happy seeing manager Frank Lampard backing the club’s young players.Drogba believes Lampard’s emphasis on selecting young players for first-team games in the top flight and Champions League will prove to be a success.He said, “I think he (Lampard) is focusing on Chelsea and it happens that he needs to work on young players, to give them a chance.”Being an ex-player from the club, it helps a lot because we’ve seen all these kids when we were training.”So, you know, you have to give them a chance and when you do, they deliver.”They’ve been performing. Of course, there will be maybe a lack of experience in big games like Champions League but I’m not worried.”I’m really happy with the work that Frank is doing right now. And the fans, and the people who know football, they understand.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more