SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy honored, cheered by Dodgers

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It takes a special occasion for Dodgers fans to cheer a member of the San Francisco Giants.Celebrating the career of manager Bruce Bochy qualifies as an exceptional moment.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined Bochy on the field ahead of Bochy’s final series at Dodger Stadium to honor a manager who will be stepping aside after 25 years at the helm of two National League West clubs.The Dodgers played a video for Bochy on the scoreboard from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who …last_img read more

WHO declares escalating Ebola outbreak an international emergency

first_imgWith cases rapidly mounting in four West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), a designation that allows the agency to issue recommendations for travel restrictions but also sends a strong message that more resources need to be mobilized to bring the viral disease under control.”The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, this morning. Chan said the declaration of a PHEIC serves as “an urgent call for international solidarity.” The affected countries don’t have the resources to battle the disease alone, and neither does her agency. With three major humanitarian crises on its hands—in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic—as well as three important disease outbreaks—Ebola, the H7N9 influenza virus, and MERS—WHO is “extremely stretched,” she said. So are organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, which do much of the control work on the ground.This is only the third time the health agency has issued a PHEIC declaration since the new International Health Regulations (IHR), a global agreement on the control of diseases, were adopted in 2005. 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But Aavitsland says that alarm should have gone out earlier. “In my view it should have happened months ago, when the infection spread to other countries than Guinea,” he says.With 1779 cases and 961 deaths officially recorded as of Wednesday, the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria is by far the worst for Ebola in history. There were only 425 cases in the most serious outbreak thus far, in 2000 to 2001 in Uganda*, and many other outbreaks were contained after just a few dozen cases.What’s more, WHO’s official tally is probably far too low, one expert told a congressional hearing yesterday in Washington, D.C. “Our epidemiologists and medical personnel believe that these numbers represent 25 to 50% of what is happening,” Ken Isaacs, a vice president at Samaritan’s Purse—the group that repatriated two staffers suffering from Ebola and helped provide an experimental treatment for them—told a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. Chan today acknowledged that infected people often don’t seek care and that the real number of victims is probably higher.At yesterday’s hearing, Isaac labeled the international response to the outbreak as a “failure.” Doctors Without Borders and Samaritan’s Purse, where he oversees international programs and government relations, have provided the bulk of outside medical support so far, he stressed. “The international community was comfortable in allowing two relief agencies to provide all of the clinical care for the Ebola victims in three countries,” he charged. “It was not until July the 26th, when [U.S. patients] Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were confirmed positive, that the world sat up and paid attention.”His organization’s epidemiologists predict that the disease soon will come out “with a fury” in Nigeria. “We’re going to see death tolls in numbers that we can’t imagine now,” he warned. “The truth is the cat is most likely already out of the bag.”Asked why WHO convened the emergency committee only this week, WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda this morning said the organization was initially focused on coordinating the response on the ground and on raising awareness and drumming up political support, for instance at a meeting of health ministers in Accra in early July and a meeting with Chan and West African presidents last week. It was the spread of the virus to Nigeria that triggered WHO to call the committee’s meeting, Fukuda said.The declaration of a PHEIC came after the panel held a 4.5 hour teleconference on Wednesday and another 6-hour conference on Thursday, Fukuda said. The committee issued a range of specific recommendations for stopping the spread of the virus. Among other things, Ebola-affected countries should check every person leaving the country for possible signs of Ebola infection. “The exit screening should consist of, at a minimum, a questionnaire, a temperature measurement and, if there is a fever, an assessment of the risk that the fever is caused” by the Ebola virus, it said.Anybody who has an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel, the panel said, unless as part of an appropriate medical evacuation. Neither should people who have been in contact with patients; they should be monitored for Ebola symptoms and fever for 21 days.Wider restrictions on travel—such as halting airline traffic—would be counterproductive, Fukuda said, because they would not help control the disease and would increase anxiety. “Most people who go to business meetings or family gatherings [in the affected countries] are at low risk of Ebola infection. So we don’t think a ban on that kind of travel makes any sense at all,” he said. “But it will have a lot of bad effects on the community.”With reporting by Jon Cohen and Kai Kupferschmidt. *Correction, 8 August, 8:55 a.m.: This story originally said the Ebola outbreak of 2000 to 2001 was in Sudan instead of Uganda.*Update, 8 August, 12:24 p.m.: This article has been updated to include the most recent case numbers, as of 6 August, which were released today.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.last_img read more

Indian Engineers Are About to Become Even More Employable Abroad

first_imgIndia’s engineering graduates are set to become more employable around the world, with the government agreeing to give globally-accepted accreditation to over 1,000 programmes across institutions in the country.This accreditation will be given by the National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA), a body under the ministry of human resource development, which is part of the ‘Washington Accord’ signed by India in 2014. The accord makes it easier for graduates to get jobs abroad.Read it at The Print Related Itemslast_img read more

Aerostat leaves spectators at JNS spellbound

first_imgThe clock chimed seven, and the refurbished Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, packed to the rafters, clapped and cheered in ecstasy as the Rs 44 crore aerostat lifted into the air leaving some 50,000 present spellbound.Sounds of naiad’s reverberated across the magnificent stadium and fireworks show lit up the sky as the biggest helium balloon in the world transformed itself into a gigantic screen, set 25 metres above the ground.Drummers came alive on the 350 degree projection surface of the aerostat amid loud cheers. Adding to the entire scene were 1,200 moving lights, coupled with 120 space cannons and 16 follow spots.Lamps appeared on the aerostat and lights bounced off the giant mirrors creating a mindblowing effect.Hundreds of been players, along with the drummers, set the stadium on fire with every rising beat.–with PTI inputslast_img read more

New Indian Super League Franchise Hyderabad Football Club Unveils Logo

first_imgHyderabad: New Indian Super League side Hyderabad Football Club on Saturday unveiled its official logo titled ‘Reliving Hyderabad’s Football Legacy’ ahead of the new season.The logo of Hyderabad FC embodies the city’s heritage with the minarets of Charminar and the texture of the Kohinoor diamond. Speaking on the occasion, Varun Tripuneni, co-owner of the club, said, “Hyderabad had an interesting legacy with the sport from way back from the 1910. From then on, from the 1920s to 1950s, Hyderabad dominated the football scene in India.”We are confident that the Hyderabad FC will receive a fantastic response and the city will be buzzing with the spirit.” footballHyderabad FCindian footballindian super league First Published: September 21, 2019, 7:58 PM IST Hyderabad, get on your feet and scream!!We’re bringing the newest ISL team to the city. It’s our pleasure and privilege to introduce to you Hyderabad F.C. @IndSuperLeague #LetsGoalHyderabad #HyderabadFC #Hyderabad #IndianSuperLeague #LetsFootball #ISL pic.twitter.com/zjM1FaybbM— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) September 21, 2019The other co-owner Vijay Madduri added: “The logo is inspired from the city’s history, we now hope that HFC will be a great boost for the sport in the region… we can give a boost to the legacy that is already present in the city’s history and roots.”Hyderabad FC will take on ATK in their debut match of the ISL on October 25. The sixth edition of the ISL begins on October 20. center_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Fit-again Mitchell Starc gearing up for tri-series in West Indies

first_imgTest opener Joe Burns has said Mitchell Starc has fully recovered from injury and will be in peak fitness for next month’s tri-nation series against the West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean.Fast bowler Starc has been sidelined ever since he suffered a stress fraction of his foot last November, and was forced to undergo surgery.He recently resumed training and Burns said he looked close to top form while bowling off a full run-up at the National Cricket Centre here.CLOSE TO HIS BEST “He’s bowling very fast, very accurately and swinging it. I think he’s bowling close to his best,” Burns said on Friday.”There were some very scary days facing him but it’s just great to see him back on the park and bowling express speeds. He’s got that ability with the new ball to almost skid it off the lower wickets as well, so he’s still as challenging in those conditions as he is on the Australian wickets I reckon.”SPEARHEAD THE SEAM ATTACK AGAIN The 26-year-old left-arm seamer was last month named in the Australia squad for the tri-nations series which runs from June 3-26 in Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.He will spearhead a seam attack which includes Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and John Hastings.Starc, who was outstanding during last year’s World Cup as Australia were crowned champions, has so far taken 90 wickets from 46 One-Day Internationals.If he takes 10 wickets in the next six outings, he will become the fastest bowler to reach triple figures in ODIs.advertisementlast_img read more

NCAA: Allyn Bulanadi heroics lift San Sebastian past Lyceum

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulanadi, the tournament’s leading scorer, likewise dished out a no-look pass to Romel Calahat underneath for the game-winner with 5.2 seconds remaining.The Pirates drew one last play to save them from sinking, but Reymar Caduyac lost control when he ran into a defensive wall, allowing the Stags to secure their ninth victory in 15 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manAlready assured of a Final Four showing, the Pirates wasted a 19-point advantage in the second half after Bulanadi went on a scoring binge that shifted the tide in San Sebastian’s favor.Jaycee Marcelino, the No.1 scorer in the league, led the Pirates (12-4) with 21 points and Mike Nzeusseu had 16, including a spectacular two-hand jam off a Jayvee Marcelino feed. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man SAN SEBASTIAN 73—Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 11, Capobres 9, Calma 7, Villapando 7, Calahat 7, Tero 2, Loristo 2, Sumoda 0, Desoyo 0, Altamirano 0, Isidro 0.LYCEUM 71—Jc. Marcelino 21, Nzeusseu 16, Santos 9, Caduyac 7, Jv. Marcelino 5, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 3, Navarro 3, Valdez 2, David 0, Yong 0, Pretta 0, Guinto 0.Quarters: 11-26, 33-43, 50-53, 73-71ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MANILA, Philippines–Allyn Bulanadi fired 19 of his game-high 28 points in the latter half as the San Sebastian Stags repulsed the Lyceum Pirates, 73-71, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Qatar’s World Cup challenge magnified by track worlds issues View commentslast_img read more

200 online registrations in first 10 mins of opening of DU

first_imgadmissions(Eds: Adding details)New Delhi, May 22 (PTI) The online registration for admission to undergraduate courses of Delhi University saw around 200 entries within 10 minutes after it was thrown open to the public today.”Between 6 pm and 6:10 pm, we saw around 200 online registrations. If the present momentum continues, we can expect around 10,000 applications on the first day,” said an official associated with admissions department.Within one-and-half hour, the numbers shot up to around 6,300 applicants, an official release said.”The two most sought after courses are BCom and BA (Hons) in English. In sports category, maximum registrations were for basketball and extracurricular activities,” it said.The online registrations for admissions to undergraduate programmes began today at 6 pm for its 60 UG courses in 62 colleges affiliated with the varsity with around 54,000 seats.”We are monitoring the developments,” said the official.However, aspirants were held up waiting to access the registration page – https://ug.du.ac.in/app/ – which was burdened due to the initial rush.The varsity is scheduled to announce its first cut-off list on June 20. As of now, six cut-off dates have been announced. However, further cut-off lists may be announced depending on vacant seats in colleges, an official statement said.Earlier in the day, the universitys 10-day counselling session or Open Days began with around 600 students flocking the North Campus with a bag full of questions.Applicants for some subjects like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), BA (Hons) Business Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Multimedia and Mass Communication, BTech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations) have to appear for entrance test. PTI CPB SMJ NSDadvertisementlast_img read more

Ashes 2017: Australia regain the urn after Josh Hazlewood picks five-wicket haul

first_imgJosh Hazlewood grabbed his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Australia crushed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third match of the series to reclaim the Ashes.Hazlewood finished with 5/48 as England were bowled out for 218 in their second innings at Perth to hand Australia a 3-0 unbeatable lead in the five-match series.Play was delayed by three hours by damp patches on the pitch and rain squalls throughout the morning, but it was not enough to save England as they lost their last six wickets for 85 runs.”So many different emotions are coming out right now, I’m that excited,” Australia skipper Steve Smith said.”What an amazing feeling to win an Ashes series, my first as captain to be three-nil up…it’s quite incredible.”It doesn’t get much better than this! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/HObo7Vf3Ze- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Even with some 28 overs lost to the weather, England resumed in peril at 132 for four, still 127 runs short of making Australia bat again on a pitch riddled with cracks at both ends.Great stuff Aussies!! The urn has returned!! Celebrate well lads �?���?���??��?�� #singitloudandsingitproud- Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) December 18, 2017Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow was bowled for 14 by Hazlewood on the first delivery he faced, with Nathan Lyon trapping Moeen Ali lbw for 11.First innings centurion Dawid Malan raised his fourth test half-century but after being worked over by Hazlewood, a gloved catch behind for 54 when trying to pull the bowler.Aussie skipper Steve Smith is the Player of the Match after his career-best double-ton. What a player! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/5pHaEUsuAaadvertisement- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Hazlewood claimed his fifth victim of the match when tail-ender Craig Overton was taken in the gully for 12 where Usman Khawaja took a fine low catch.The urn returns!! Brilliant performance boys! #Ashes- Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 18, 2017Stuart Broad lasted two balls before he was caught behind off Pat Cummins, with the same bowler wrapping up the match and the series by dismissing Chris Woakes for 22.(Courtesy: Reuters)The #Ashes are back where they belong! #ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/qJzxltBYJX- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017last_img read more