Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’

first_img“If we thought [the TNT series] is gonna be a battle, this next series is going to be a battle. We’re full aware of the challenges that they’re gonna present to us, so we’ll see what happens.” Channelling his inner pro wrestler, the Gin Kings forward only has one thing in mind in response to the Bolts slasher being repeatedly vocal in his desire to have the rematch.“I’m a heel,” Devance said, alluding to the pro wrestling parlance of a bad guy.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’m gonna hit Dillinger. I’m gonna punch him right in the stomach,” he joked.Devance knows that as much trash talk players from both teams fire on social media, they are all aware that it’s all fun and games as they all look forward to silencing each other on the court. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next PBA IMAGESAsk, and you shall receive.That’s exactly what Joe Devance has to say for Jared Dillinger as Ginebra and Meralco meet for the second straight time in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 TNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I’m just playing. You know, it’s all in good fun, good sportsmanship. You know it’s competitiveness. You know we’re just gonna come out and fight, whatever team wants it more is gonna get it,” he said, sharing that he’s good friends with a lot of Fil-Am players on the other camp.Meralco has been aching to get back at Ginebra after its runner-up finish in last year’s Governors’ Cup Finals, where it lost in heartbreaking fashion in Game 6.Devance knows how motivated the Bolts will be, and is hoping that emotions won’t spill out of the court just like what happened in the Gin Kings’ semifinals series against TNT.Being the last two teams standing from the rival companies, Devance admitted there’s bad blood between Ginebra and Meralco.“I don’t want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other. I mean with MVP and Mr. Ang, it’s just how it is,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READlast_img read more

Day lasts less than an hour at Stanford Classic as Garbine Muguruza races to win

first_imgWimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza dropped just two games in her first match since last month’s All-England Club triumph as she powered past American Kayla Day at the Stanford Classic on Wednesday.The Spaniard, who was taken to three sets by the 17-year-old Day at Indian Wells in March, was a decisive 6-2, 6-0 winner at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University, needing less than an hour to book her place in the quarter-finals.”I think I learned a lot from that match (at Indian Wells),” Muguruza said in an on-court interview. “I knew that it was going to be difficult, so I really trained hard and prepared.”Muguruza used a big serve to set up her booming forehand and took full advantage of Day’s vulnerable second serve. The top-seeded Spaniard will next face fifth seed Ana Konjuh of Croatia, who battled past Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-5, 6-4.The 23-year-old said she was doing her best to put the elation of Wimbledon behind her and focus on the hardcourt season.”I’m just working on trying to forget what happened and just starting Stanford. Stanford is my goal and that’s it,” she told reporters.American third seed Madison Keys survived a surprisingly stern test from teenage compatriot Caroline Dolehide to reach the last eight, rallying from a set down for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win.”I think I finally just took a big deep breath, and restarted the match and settled in a lot more,” Keys said after overhauling the 212th-ranked 18-year-old qualifier.advertisement”I wasn’t playing great and I turned it around. Things are starting to look up and I’m really happy about that.”The victory set up a quarter-final meeting with seventh seed Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, who advanced without hitting a ball when high-profile Russian wild card Maria Sharapova withdrew due to an arm injury.last_img read more

Virat Kohli wants youngsters to keep focus on Test cricket

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that for the game cricket to sustain globally, Test cricket needs to be the premier format.”I believe Test cricket is paramount for the game to sustain globally. I would urge youngsters to take up longer version of the game,” Kohli said during the first ever Annual Conclave of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association.It was an evening to remember where the legends of Delhi Cricket came together for the inauguration of stands named after Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath. It was a poignant moment when Kohli recollected his days as an U-14 and U-16 cricketer with Bedi as the coach.”I remember when I played U14 and U16s for Delhi, Bedi sir would make us train too much. Now that’s become a part of my life,” Kohli fondly recollected in presence of Delhi legends and Sharmila Tagore, wife of former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.”It’s a huge honour to stand with all Delhi captains. I myself have been a Delhi captain,” said Kohli.Bedi on his part said: “I may not agree with some of his gestures on field but I have not seen someone more intense than Virat on field. I have never seen an Indian more intense than Virat. He will mellow down for sure but how much I have learnt watching Virat is unreal.”The straight talking Bedi as usual was forthright in his assessment about how cricketers nowadays use Ranji Trophy or Duleep Trophy as platform for IPL contract.advertisement”To play for India, figures in first class cricket comes in handy. Ranji Trophy should be played for the sake of Ranji Trophy and Duleep for the sake of Duleep. I don’t understand the name of these teams like Red, Blue and Green,” Bedi said.Amarnath, meanwhile, recollected glory days of Delhi cricket. “It was Bishan whose leadership gave Delhi cricket the respect. He was not just a captain but a leader of men,” Amarnath said.last_img read more

Bruins Beat Ducks 3-0 for 4th Straight Win

first_imgBy: Dan Greenspan, Associated PressANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Bruins have been trending in the right direction for a while.Jaroslav Halak is starting to round into form again.Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.“It’s a team effort all the time,” Halak said. “Like anytime we win a game or I get a shutout, it has to be everybody on the same page and I think tonight we were for 95 percent of it, and that makes you successful. We opened up the trip on the right note.”Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games. Chris Wagner added an empty-netter with 1:31 remaining.Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner, center, and Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique scuffle as a linesman tries to break them apart during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Halak has won consecutive starts since a 1-4-2 stretch during which he allowed 23 goals. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy attributed the rough patch to the defense’s inability to clear traffic from in front of the net and give the Slovakian goalie a chance to see the puck.“He had a real hot streak at the start, cooled off a little,” Cassidy said. “A product of both those streaks is usually the team in front of you. You play well, they keep the net clear, the goalie is going to look good.”Halak did his part, denying Corey Perry on an odd-man rush that was set up by Rickard Rakell’s stellar backhand pass in the opening minute of the second period.Halak also got some help when defenseman Brandon Carlo deflected Brandon Montour’s follow-up shot of a breakaway by Ducks rookie forward Max Jones late in the first period.Jones didn’t have the angle he wanted initially and hesitated to shoot after racing past three Bruins at the blue line, allowing Halak to square up and make the initial save.“A couple of times I got help from my D by clearing the puck or making a save for me, but I think it was a good effort,” said Halak, who got his 46th career shutout.Acciari put the Bruins in front 5:31 into the first period when he tipped Carlo’s powerful slap shot past Boyle, ending a 16-game scoreless streak.Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, left, and Anaheim Ducks center Derek Grant fall while competing for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Bruins made it 2-0 on DeBrusk’s power-play goal 5:07 into the second. Anaheim goalie Kevin Boyle got caught out of position after challenging David Krejci, who easily skated past the rookie and fed DeBrusk for an easy tap-in. DeBrusk scored for the second straight game.“Yeah, I was grinding for that one, that’s for sure,” DeBrusk joked. “It was pretty much lying in the crease and I had a front-row view to it, and it was just nice to be in the right place at the right time and help the team.”The Ducks have dropped 20 of their past 23 games. They have been shut out three times in their past nine games and scored a total of nine goals in that span.“You can’t expect to shut teams out every night,” Ducks defenseman Josh Manson said. “It’s unfortunate, but we know we have to score. It doesn’t change anything for us.”Boyle made 26 saves.NOTES: Torey Krug had the secondary assist on DeBrusk’s goal, his sixth assist during a five-game streak. Krug has nine assists in his past nine games. . Anaheim was shut out for the sixth time this season. … Sean Kuraly had two assists.UP NEXTBruins: Visit Los Angeles on Saturday night.Ducks: Host Washington on Sunday night.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India’s pace battery begins preparations for Australia tour

first_imgThe tour of Australia will be the last leg of the defining overseas tour this year for Virat Kohli-led Team India and after their failure to grab opportunities and win the series in South Africa and England, the pressure will be on its peak.In both the tours of South Africa and England, it were mostly the batsmen who let the team down by not scoring enough while the bowlers managed to pick 20 wickets almost every time.Though India will begin the Australia with a T20I series, starting November 21, the first Test will take place from December 6 and India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has already begun his preparations.Shami conceded that they are watching videos in order to prepare for the tour Down Under and will focus on “getting the line and length right”.”As a fast bowling unit, we did well in England. We are preparing for the Australia series and watching a lot of videos. The plan is to focus on the series as much as possible as the opponents are very strong. We will work on getting the line and length right,” Shami told reporters in Kolkata.Shami said winning or losing aside, the bowlers and the entire Team India will look to put their all on the pitch.”We will always try to do our best. Winning or losing also depends on luck. We will give our 100 per cent,” Shami said.Experts have termed this tour as India’s best chance to win a Test series Down Under considering Australia’s current form and the absence of their two key batsmen in Steve Smith and David Warner.advertisementSmith and Warner were banned for a year by Cricket Australia following a system-shaking ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March, earlier this year.However, recent reports have come that the board is considering reducing the bans on Smith, Warner and Bancroft after a thorough check in the entire Australian cricket system showed how much the board was on fault for letting such a culture breed in the national team.Shami felt that the absence of Smith and Warner definitely weakens the Australian team but in the end, it is about sticking to their strengths for Team India.”If those two don’t play, they will obviously be weakened. But in the end, you have to stick to your plan and work on your strengths,” Shami further said.Asked if Shami is looking ahead to the 2019 ICC World Cup next year, he said, “It depends on who is fit and who is not during that time. My performance will be evaluated and and I will expect to get a chance if I do well.”If I don’t, I have to accept that too. That’s too far away. We always think about the next series and that is more important for us.India squad for 4 Tests versus Australia:Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Rohit Sharma flops in 1st innings of Pune Test after twin hundreds in Vizag

first_img India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 11:37 IST India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the 1st hour of Day 1 in Pune (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKagiso Rabada dismissed Rohit on Day 1 of the Pune TestRohit managed just 14 after twin hundreds in VizagMayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara added 50 runs for the 2nd wicketRohit Sharma had a dream debut as opener in Test cricket as he made the most of an opportunity that came his way by slamming twin hundreds in the Visakhapatnam Test against South Africa last week. However, his fine run at home came to an end when he was dismissed for 14 on Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Pune on Thursday.Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 14 in the 10th over of the 1st innings after India opted to bat at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium. A sharp outswinger that bounced a little higher than normal from Kagiso Rabada was too hot to handle for Rohit who was left with no choice but to play it.India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 1: Live updatesQuinton de Kock took an easy catch as there was more relief than joy in the South African camp after they saw the back of Rohit Sharma who did all the damage in the Visakhapatnam Test.Mayank, Pujara steady India after Rohit exitFollowing Rohit’s departure, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure India went to lunch break without any further damage. Mayank was fluent as he punished poor delivieres from South Africa pacers while Pujara was at his cautious best in the 2nd hour of play as the duo added 50 runs for the 2nd wicket.South Africa new-ball bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander tested the two Indian openers in the opening hour as they got the ball to move a bit. There was carry as well as there was a tinge of green on the Pune pitch in the morning session.advertisementRohit Sharma tried to take a few steps down the wikcet to negate the swing in Vernon Philander’s over but Kagiso Rabada’s pace did him in.It was not the outing that Rohit Sharma would have wanted, especially after the 1st Test wherein he made 176 and 127.Rohit became the 1st batsman ever to hit twin hundreds in his maiden Test as opener. The Mumbai batsman broke the record for the most number of sixes hit a Test match as he made light work of the South African bowling attack in Visakhapatnam.Rohit’s emergence as a solid opener in Tests has given captain Virat Kohli a lot of confidence, especially when it comes to pushing the pace of the game and put pressure on oppositions.”He looked relaxed in the 1st Test which is a great thing. All the experience he has accumulated over the years came to the fore. He is feeling absolutely at home at the top of the order. For us, the team, it’s a huge bonus,” Virat Kohli had said on the eve of the Pune Test.”If you see the way he played in the 2nd innings, the way he has the ability to take the the tempo of the game forward, that allows the bowlers to have an extra hour and a half of maybe 2 hours to bowl the opposition out.”Also Read | Virat Kohli 2nd India captain after MS Dhoni to lead in 50 TestsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Pune TestFollow India national cricket teamFollow Kagiso Rabada scorecard Rohit Sharma flops in 1st innings of Pune Test after twin hundreds in VizagIndia vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 1: Rohit Sharma tried to survive a top-class opening burst from South Africa pacers but Kagiso Rabada got the big wicket inside the opening hour of the Pune Test on Thursday. advertisement view more view less commentary No data available! graphs Nextlast_img read more

Amendments to Health Authorities Act Reflect Labour Relations Agreement

first_img Nursing (registered nurses and licensed practical nurses): Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union Health care: Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union Support: Unifor Administrative professionals (formerly clerical): CUPE Union members still need to ratify this agreement. After that, councils of unions can file their constitutions with the Labour Board. Once that happens, collective bargaining can begin. Government has introduced amendments to the Health Authorities Act allowing four councils of unions to negotiate on behalf of health-care workers within the new Nova Scotia Health Authority and at the IWK. The changes introduced today, March 26, are necessary to create a framework that allows councils of unions to represent employees in bargaining. “This is a solution that works for health care. These amendments will enable a historic agreement between health-care unions and government to take effect,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. The amendments allow four councils of unions to bargain on behalf of each bargaining unit — nursing, health care, support and administrative professionals. Each of the four unions will lead one bargaining process, ensuring clarity and more efficient collective bargaining for all parties during negotiations. Votes to strike, or to ratify a collective agreement, will be provincewide across each bargaining unit. Employees from both the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK will vote with their bargaining unit. “Having a lead union for each bargaining unit means that before negotiations begin, the lead union will have set goals that all unions have agreed to. This creates a more efficient approach to bargaining and reduces confusion for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK, and for employees,” said Mr. Glavine. “It will also ensure a clear process for negotiating essential services agreements. That means Nova Scotians will get the vital health-care services they need, even if talks at the bargaining table break down.” All unionized health-care workers will remain members of their existing unions, and pay dues to those unions as they do now. Each of the four unions will lead one bargaining process, as follows:last_img read more

10 killed in rainrelated incidents in Pakistan

first_imgKarachi/ Peshawar: At least 10 persons, including four children and a woman, were killed in separate incidents after incessant rain lashed parts of Pakistan, authorities said. In Sindh province, at least three persons were killed due to electrocution in different parts of Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi, which also witnessed severe power outages, police said on Monday. In Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, five persons, including two children and a woman were killed on Sunday. Two were killed in Shangrila and one each in Buner, Mansehra and Abbottabad, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority. Over 18 people sustained injuries, including six women. Heavy rainfall in the province also damaged five houses, two huts and three school buildings. Different areas of Chitral, including Tirich Mir and Kosht were closed off for traffic due to flooding.last_img read more

UN agencies prepare in case of problems after attack on Comorian island

Staff from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) are standing by to respond in case of need, the UN Country Team in Comoros said in its latest update.While there have been no reports so far on any civilian casualties or of major population movements, the UN Country Team noted that many inhabitants on Anjouan fled their homes last month due to widespread rumours of an imminent attack and only some had subsequently returned to their homes.A mission by the WHO to Anjouan earlier this month voiced concern about the health situation on the island and the capacity of existing health-care services to cope with any influx of patients. UNICEF has also voiced concern about the potential for malnourishment among residents, given that local production of rice has been limited.Yesterday’s morning attack has successfully deposed Colonel Mohamed Bacar, the self-declared president, from leadership on Anjouan, one of the biggest islands of the Comoros. 26 March 2008United Nations relief agencies are strengthening their presence in the Comoros in case of humanitarian problems that might emerge after the Government of the Indian Ocean archipelago, backed by African Union troops, launched an attack yesterday on the island of Anjouan to remove its renegade president. read more

Annaleise Carr to start swim at midnight

Marathon swimmer Annaleise Carr was expected to continue her trek across Lake Erie at midnight on Monday.She had to reschedule a few times due to weather conditions.The 16-year-old has 33 kilometers left to go, from Long Point to Port Dover.She was scheduled to leave the Port Dover pier by boat at 9:30PM on Sunday.It’s expected to take her about 13 hours to finish.This year alone, Carr has raised over $191,000 dollars for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer.

More than just cars at UKs biggest consumer show

The 2002 British International Motor Show, in association with the Daily Telegraph, promises to be a fun-filled, half-term treat for all the family. Visitors to the NEC in October can expect more than just glitzy cars to keep them entertained at this year’s event.Peugeot will be hosting their biggest stand to date, decked out like a mini shopping mall, complete with street entertainers and an exclusively choreographed dance troop performing each day.For the budding artist in the family, Daihatsu’s Paint Box will be the place to be. Youngsters will have the chance to show off their creative skills by painting a range of Daihatsu cars in whatever style they like.And if it’s a bit of pampering you’re after, drop the kids off at the Nissan sponsored playcare centre and pop into The Sanctuary. The healthy-lifestyle relaxation zone will host salad and juice bars and offer massages to relax you after the excitement of the Show.Responding to the recent growth in family-car sales, Vauxhall’s new Meriva, billed as a compact car with MPV versatility, will make its UK debut. The new Renault Espace and Peugeot 807 people-carrier will also be making their first UK appearance alongside some of the industry’s sexiest numbers.You can also get in on some early Motor Show action by filling your car up at participating Shell garages for the chance to win your dream car. Every time a customer fills up with Shell Optimax Unleaded, they will be given a pack of six special Motor Show Top Trumps cards. Whoever collects all 18 will pick their star prize from the 700 cars on show, up to the value of £50,000.Notes to editors: Motor Show Top Trumps cards will be available to those buying Shell Optimax fuel from participating Shell garages until 3 September 2002. Winners, who collect all 18 individual cards, can choose one car up to the value of £50,000 at the 2002 British International Motor Show. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) For visitors without access to the Internet, tickets are available through the Motor Show box office ticket line on 0870 906 2002. Lines are open 9am – 8pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend. The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place from 23 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC with public access from 24 October. Discount tickets for the Show are now on sale for those who book in advance through the web site at www.motorshow.co.uk Visitors can save £3 by booking on-line, with adult tickets priced at £12 for public days. On the door, tickets are priced at £15. For the Daily Telegraph preview day on 24 October, tickets cost £25 in advance but £40 on the door, an on-line saving of more than a third. All discounts are available until midnight on Sunday 13 October, when tickets revert to normal on-the-door prices. The number of MPVs registered in the UK has risen dramatically in recent years. In 2000, 59,987 units were registered, a figure which rose to 79,922 in 2001. In the first six months of this year, 46,271 MPVs were registered in the UK. During the Show, doors will open from 9.30am to 7pm on all public days, closing at 5pm on the final day. read more

VIDEO RTÉs onetake promo for Big Week is impressive

first_imgRTÉ PULLED OUT the stops (and half its broadcasters) to film this one-take video. It promotes RTÉ Big Music Week which runs from 15-21 October.via rte/youtubeIt brings to mind a one-take video shot by Friends School Lisburn in January of this year to promote their sense of community and support for students. Presumably, they didn’t have the budget of the State broadcaster but what it lacks in high-def cameras, it makes up for in warmth and enthusiasm. Nice job, folks.via FSLisburn/youtubelast_img read more

Two Canadian warships intercept Jamaicas former PM on a fishing trip

first_imgCANADA’S NAVY WAS red-faced today after it was revealed that two of its warships had an embarrassing brush with Jamaica’s former prime minister on a fishing trip in the latter’s own waters last year.Canadian naval reservists were participating in an American-led anti-drug trafficking operation in the Caribbean when they intercepted former Jamaican premier Bruce Golding’s fishing trawler on 27 March, 2012.HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Kingston pulled up alongside what Jamaican officials recently described to Canadian media as a vessel with “a retired senior political figure on board.”No permissionThey also said the warships were in Jamaican waters without permission or knowledge.Golding, an avid fisherman who was prime minister from 2007 to 2011, meanwhile confirmed to radio station Nationwide 90FM that he was the official who had the run-in with the Canadian navy.During the encounter, one of the maritime coast defense vessels reportedly fired its weapons.But Golding said he was not harassed, nor searched.He told Nationwide 90FM that a small inflatable speedboat carrying 10 men was dispatched from one of the warships and “came directly alongside me, at which time I discovered that they appeared to be foreigners, they were all white people… and they were all in uniform.”The Canadian military was not immediately available for comment.But officials told Postmedia News the warships had been mistakenly operating in Jamaican territorial waters, and blamed the error on outdated navigational charts that “did not accurately reflect the territorial waters of Jamaica.”- © AFP, 2013Read: 11 of the world’s most embarrassing parents >last_img read more

Servier de nouveaux soupçons liés à un autre médicament le Protelos

first_imgServier : de nouveaux soupçons liés à un autre médicament, le ProtelosAprès le scandale du Mediator, Libération informe ce mercredi,que Servier aurait “également falsifié des documents relatifs à un autre médicament”. L’information s’appuierait sur un rapport de l’Agence européenne des médicaments (EMA) et concernerait le Protelos, un médicament contre l’ostéoporose.C’est un rapport accablant que relaye mercredi le quotidien Libération. Selon une enquête réalisée par l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) sur une demande de l’Agence européenne du médicament (EMA), le laboratoire Servier, déjà mis en cause dans le scandale du Mediator, aurait également “caché aux autorités de santé des cas d’effets secondaires du Protelos”, un autre médicament qu’il commercialise et qui est destiné à traiter l’ostéoporose. “D’après les conclusions de cette enquête, le labo a commis huit ‘écarts majeurs’ et deux ‘écarts critiques’, c’est à dire des ‘violations’ et des ‘violations graves’ de la réglementation, dont certaines ‘affectant de façon négative la sécurité ou le bien-être des patients ou posant un risque potentiel pour la santé publique'”, explique LeNouvelObs.com, qui poursuit “En d’autres termes, Servier n’aurait pas déclaré aux autorités des cas graves susceptibles de remettre en cause le médicament”, poursuit le rapport, qui date de 2010, alors que le Protelos a été lancé en 2004. Des informations démenties par Servier La Commission nationale de pharmacovigilance du 6 juillet 2010 dont les investigations portaient sur la période de janvier 2006 au 31 mars 2009, a en effet indiqué : ” 884 effets indésirables ont été enregistrés. Ils sont graves dans 23% des cas “. En outre, les pharmacologues font part de l’implication du Protelos dans deux décès : “Après analyse médicale des cas, le rôle de Protelos peut être retenu dans un cas de décès par Dress (une forme d’allergie grave) et ne peut pas être éliminé dans la survenue d’une embolie pulmonaire mortelle”, cite LeParisien.fr. Parmi les effets secondaires du Protelos se trouve notamment le syndrome d’hypersensibilité médicamenteuse, potentiellement mortel. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?De son côté, le laboratoire Servier a en revanche affirmé mercredi n’avoir “jamais dissimulé les effets secondaires d’un médicament” et “dément(ir) fermement les accusations du journal Libération” sur son traitement de l’ostéoporose Protelos. Dans un communiqué, la société pharmaceutique déclare également que “les deux cas de décès chez des patients qui prenaient du Protelos et qui avaient souffert d’une réaction cutanée à impact systémique (DRESS) ont bien été répertoriés dans les rapports de pharmacovigilance”, rapporte LeNouvelObs.comL’EMA ordonne la réévaluation de tous les médicaments du laboratoireToutefois, les accusations de ce rapport ont suffi à raviver la méfiance des autorités sanitaires. “Le rapport a été jugé si inquiétant que l’EMA a ordonné une réévaluation de tous les médicaments de Servier, ainsi qu’une nouvelle inspection du labo”, a ajouté Libération.Par ailleurs, le quotidien révèle également au sujet du scandale du Mediator que deux anciens chercheurs du laboratoire, Jean Charpentier et Jacques Duhault, ont assuré aux juges que les caractéristiques anorexigènes du médicament avaient été effacées pour en faire un antidiabétique dans le but de faciliter l’obtention de son autorisation de mise sur le marché (AMM). Entre 1976 et 2009, plus de cinq millions de malades ont pris du Mediator, cet antidiabétique amplement prescrit comme coupe-faim. Selon plusieurs études, entre 500 et 2.000 en sont morts.Le 7 septembre 2011 à 13:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Barrett Business Services returns to profitability

first_imgVancouver — Barrett Business Services Inc. has posted a first-quarter profit of $5.5 million, or 54 cents per diluted share. That compares with a loss of $1.7 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, during the same period a year ago. The human resources company’s first-quarter revenue was $68.8 million, up 18 percent year-over-year. First-quarter income included $10 million in proceeds from a life insurance policy the company carried on president and CEO William Sherertz, who died Jan. 20. Barrett provides temporary staffing services as well as human resource needs for small- to medium-sized businesses.last_img read more

Vegas Police Release 911 Calls Roof Video Of Shooting Site

first_imgPhoto by REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Via PBS NewsHourPeople gather at a makeshift memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.Police 911 audio made public Wednesday offers personal, panicked accounts of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.In addition, newly released rooftop video from the high-rise casino where the shooter opened fire shows people tending to fallen victims at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.“I’m at Route 91 and we’re being shot at!” a woman tells a police dispatcher in one of 518 audio calls made public by police under a court order obtained by the media.The woman says she’s hiding under the concert stage where country music star Jason Aldean had been performing when the gunman with an arsenal of assault-style weapons unleashed barrages of gunfire on Oct. 1.Names were redacted from the audio files that were made public.“There’s a lot of people here that need ambulances,” the woman tells the dispatcher. “There’s people shot everywhere!”Authorities say 58 people died, hundreds were injured and more were traumatized when Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video-poker player, fired assault-style rifles from a hotel suite into the concert crowd.Rooftop video from Mandalay Bay silently bears witness to the concert before the shooting started then follows the massacre as lights came up, people flee and small groups huddle over apparently injured people.After sunrise, covered bodies are seen as coroner’s vans arrive at the green concert grounds.The material was provided more than eight months after the shooting.It represents a fifth batch of records made public without comment by Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo or his department. The FBI in Las Vegas also declined to comment.Lombardo has said investigators don’t know a motive for the attack, he doesn’t think one will be determined, and no link has been found to international terrorism.Authorities say Paddock acted alone in shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into the concert crowd.The investigation is continuing.The material is being made public under a court order obtained in a public records lawsuit filed by media, including The Associated Press. Sharelast_img read more

Take a bow Tiesto

first_imgThe last leg of Sunburn Arena came to a close in the city with DJ Tiesto playing for a packed ‘field’. And what a performance it was! And though we must mention that the horrors of terrible parking and long lines can be forgotten for the two hours of absolute crazy EDM and the sky touching energy levels at the concert – we do wish we had a little more of the man!The 3-city tour covering Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi was only the music icon’s second trip to the country in almost a decade. The World No. 2 did not disappoint,pulling off an adrenaline pumping set that brought down the house bringing an electrifying end to the season-ending. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Shailendra Singh, the man behind Sunburn spoke about the growing popularity of EDM in India – the moot reason for a concert like this to function so well – ‘The magic of EDM is the music need not have words. In a multi-lingual and multi-cultural country like ours – that is truly the kind of music that can be understood and enjoyed by all,’ he feels.DJ Tiesto spoke to Millennium Post about what he does best – drive the crowds wild. ‘India is great! Each country is unique but India has great fans with tons of energy. This is my second time in India. I came here back in 2008. I really like India, it has a very distinctive culture,’ says the DJ. So where did the music mania come from? ‘I grew up in Breda. We’re all influenced by our surroundings and Holland had a big influence on me. There are so many great producers and DJs from Holland, so kids look up to them. As a teen I used to listen to a lot of rock music. Def Leppard, Van Halen, Iron Maiden to name a few. Later started DJing for local house parties in my teens,’ he explains. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnd the biggest moment for Tiesto? ‘Performing at Olympics  is one of the memorable experience along with a lot of other amazing performances. I played on the beach in Rio De Janeiro for over 250,000 people which is another gig I can’t forget!’ comes the pat reply!For our ears only, how is Tiesto off the console? ‘I don’t really concern myself so much with titles. I focus on making music, my shows and the fans. I love sports so that’s always a great way for me to unwind,’ says the man and we are all smiles!last_img read more