Here comes the reign again

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Slaughter certainly had his moments of brilliance against the Bolts during the Finals series.But there were also moments where he seemed lost, moments where Meralco pounced on his presence and managed to overturn Ginebra’s massive advantage in size to the Kings’ undoing.Cone absorbed all of those situations like a sponge, those instances now stored in his vast memory bank as he makes a long-overdue trip back to the United States on Monday to be with family and celebrate his latest conquest there.“Right now teams are trying to mismatch him,” Cone said as he obliged fans for selfies. “Teams have been trying to play us small, most especially in this series and these are the things we have to learn how to handle.“Teams have been throwing things at us that we’re asking ourselves: ‘What do we do?’” he went on. “But the more we have those situations, the more we develop as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ All eyes on SMBThe season started with all eyes on San Miguel Beer, on its giant June Mar Fajardo, and on their Grand Slam bid. There was one familiar question throughout the season: Was there a side out there that could stop the Beermen from completing a Triple Crown sweep?The Beermen certainly made everyone doubt there was. San Miguel dusted off Ginebra in the Philippine Cup finale and then dismissed TNT KaTropa in the Commissioner’s Cup title series.The table was set for a Grand Slam.Beer was being chilled even before tip off of the Governors’ Cup in anticipation of a celebration for the franchise’s second Grand Slam. Interestingly enough, Meralco’s Norman Black steered the team to its first season sweep in 1989.All San Miguel needed to do was sign up a great import and stay injury-free.The Beermen failed at both as import woes and a leg injury to Fajardo helped doom them to a sixth place finish in the eliminations, and—you guessed it—a twice-to-win handicap against Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals.It wasn’t even close, that playoff game.And Ginebra had everything in place once it sealed a Finals stint: Cone was coaching at his best, LA Tenorio was making a case as the best point guard in the conference despite a nagging elbow injury, Justin Brownlee was as deadly as last season, and Slaughter had returned from injury and was terrorizing the opposition in the shaded lane.Exploiting Slaughter With a 4-3 win in the classic best-of-seven Governors’ Cup series carved out in front of record-setting audiences in the last three games at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, there were times—a lot of it, actually—when the Gin Kings’ legions of fans were sitting on pins and needles.Even coach Tim Cone, who has seen so many battles in a decorated career, admitted to being nervous a lot of times with the gung-ho Bolts refusing to go away and fighting to the last ounce of their strength.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut, believe it or not, Cone cherished those moments.Moments after winning the 20th title in 32 Finals appearances of his career, Cone talked extensively about the game, about the thrilling series and then saved a few minutes with the Inquirer to talk about the future—and a lot of that bright future is cast on the 7-foot shadow of Ginebra star Greg Slaughter. Things are looking UP Barangay Ginebra certainly had its hands full in completing the franchise’s first championship repeat in PBA history.ADVERTISEMENT “I feel that we’re just trying to exploit Greg,” Cone said of his center, admitting that he held back in playing him extended minutes in the championship because he “still didn’t know what to do in some situations.”“I feel like I haven’t exploited him yet,” Cone went on. “They were playing small and we couldn’t handle that at that time. But we’re learning. We learned a lot in this series.”Slaughter played in his first Finals series and went on to bag his first Best Player of the Conference citation.Tenorio, on the other hand, was the Finals MVP for the second straight season, while Japeth Aguilar has shown dramatic improvement ever since Cone got on board and has evolved into a dependent player on both ends, not just the 6-foot-9, athletic guy trying to knock down the three-point shot.Dominant forwardAguilar has metamorphosed into a dominant power forward, challenging every enemy attack in the shaded lane and shying away from those three-pointers.While talk in the final three games of the title series also centered on the Draft set at Robinson’s Place in Ermita on Sunday, where the Beermen now have the chance to snag 6-foot-7 Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and come up with their own version of a twin-tower combo, Cone wasn’t into any of that.He feels that, with Slaughter, Aguilar, Tenorio and the valuable experience he gained as a coach, Ginebra has what it takes to remain dominant.More to come“You can always have pieces added,” Cone said when asked of the Draft, where they pick 11th overall, second-to-last in the first round. “But we still have guys who are developing and we’re pretty much OK. 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Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I think we can challenge San Miguel a little bit,” he said. “June Mar is unbelievable, but the more we have him (Slaughter) and the more we see things (like the small-ball ploy of Meralco), the more we develop him and the more we improve as a team.”So it wasn’t out of just championship elation, or his amazement that the last three games of the title series was watched by close to 140,000 fans, but Cone certainly had his basis when he addressed the crowd in the din of the Ginebra celebration and said:“We’re not going to stop here, we have more championships to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 9

first_imgMOST READ The attendees of the big dance are almost complete. De La Salle, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University have all locked up the first three Final Four seats with National University needing just one more victory to secure its place in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdamson University can still pull off a Cinderella run in its last two games, but will need NU to lose its last game to force a playoff for the No. 4 seed. University of the Philppines, for all the valiancy it displayed this week, is already scratched off the guest list joining fellow eliminated teams University of Santo Tomas and University of the East. Batang Gilas gets tough draw for Fiba U17 World Cup Weeks on list: 2Celine Domingo appeared on this list on just two occasions, and in those couple of instances there was always a narrative behind her inclusion. Her first appearance on this list was when FEU beat UE, Domingo’s former school, in the first round.Domingo’s second go around in this list also had a story as her performance against the Lady Falcons helped the Lady Tamaraws clinch the third Final Four spot this season.In those five sets that FEU played Adamson, Domingo finished with 18 points and was an immovable force in the net as she tallied six blocks.6. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, outside hitter)Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 2Weeks on list: 2 Kat Tolentino was stellar for Ateneo in Week 8 when she averaged 19.5 points across two victories, and that momentum seemed to have trickled into Week 9 when the Lady Eagles split their two games at 1-1.Although Ateneo lost in disappointing fashion against UP in its second game, the Lady Eagles’ performance, and also Tolentino’s play, against UST was noteworthy. Season 78’s Finals MVP had a steady output of 12 points in their close sweep of UST, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22.Of Dy’s 12 points, eight came from spikes and she also did her dirty work on the defensive side with four blocks and six excellent digs.3. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 7Weeks on list: 7In a time where NU searched for a heroine, Jaja Santiago proudly donned the gold-and-navy cape and rescued the Lady Bulldogs from a potential disaster.The Lady Bulldogs went 6-1 in the first round but suffered five straight losses in the second half of the tournament.Downtrodden and in need of a win, Santiago willed her team to a three-set sweep of UE, 26-24, 26-24, 25-20, to snap their cold streak and assure themselves of at least a playoff for the last final four seat.Santiago put up 22 points to lead NU to a 7-6 record.4. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside hitter) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina  In the two games UST had this week, Rondina compiled a total of 44 points and that production pushed her lead in the scorers’ table further.Rondina is the league’s top scorer with 281 total points, averaging 21.6 a game, 21 more than second placer Carlos who has 260 total points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tolentino was the driving force behind Ateneo’s five-set win over the Golden Tigresses, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9, to clinch a Final Four.The Big Kat put up 21 points against UST to lead Ateneo to its ninth straight Final Four but her production dipped to 15 points in the loss to the Lady Maroons. 7. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 1Weeks on list: 8 There isn’t much to go around UST’s performance in Season 80 as the Golden Tigresses failed to replicate their success from Season 79. The Golden Tigresses were the belles of España when they snapped a five-year absence in the semifinals in 2017 but 2018 wasn’t that kind to them. UST is officially out of the Final Four picture after it lost its two games this week dropping to a 4-9 record. As a team, the Golden Tigresses don’t have much to show but a certain individual has captured the hearts and minds of volleyball enthusiasts. Cherry Rondina has been UST’s lone saving grace this season as she practically put the Golden Tigresses on her back. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames With the scenarios set, here are the seven best players for Week 9.1. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)Bernadeth Pons. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 4If there’s an empty stat sheet, there’s a chance that Bernadeth Pons will do her best to fill that paper up.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast FEU clinched its Final Four spot after its lone game this week, in an epic five-setter against Adamson, 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11, and Pons was literally everywhere against the Lady Falcons.Pons delivered a performance for the ages putting up 22 points, 23 excellent digs, and 24 excellent receptions, practiclly compiling a triple-double for the third-seeded Lady Tamaraws (8-4).For reference, Pons’ defensive stats were higher than what the liberos of the two teams compiled.Adamson’s Tonnie Rose Ponce had 18 excellent digs while FEU’s Kyla Atienza tallied 20 excellent receptions.2. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 5The Lady Spikers were the first to clinch a Final Four spot and the defending champions are now one step closer to solidifying a twice-to-beat advantage.With a 10-2 record, La Salle ended the week on stable ground and needs one more win to take the twice-to-beat perk come the semifinals.And one player who embodied that stability for the Lady Spikers was Kianna Dy. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 3There was a time that these weekly rankings featured a “what if?” and that was a player who could’ve landed on a higher spot instead of falling down to the bottom four. Well, this week had a “what if?” and that was UP’s Diana Carlos who has become quite unstoppable for the Lady Maroons in their past two games. UP went 2-0 this week with shock wins over NU and Ateneo with Carlos scoring a total of 40 points for the two wins.The Lady Maroons, however, saw their Final Four hopes get dashed after NU’s win over UE.Carlos could’ve been higher on this list, even the no. 1 player, had UP got lucky and stayed in the Final Four conversation.UP’s 4-9 record, however, won’t be enough to get it to the Final Four and Carlos had to settle for the fourth spot in the player rankings.5. Celine Domingo (Far Eastern University, middle blocker)Celine Domingo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/A View commentslast_img read more

Women taking aspirin may cut death risk, study says

first_imgCHICAGO – Aspirin in low to moderate doses may lower the risk of death in women, particularly those who are older and prone to heart disease, a 24-year study of nearly 80,000 women suggests. However, experts cautioned that the results are not definitive and that women should not take aspirin as a health preventive without talking to their doctor. In this long-running study of nurses who were middle-aged and older, women who took aspirin had a 25 percent lower risk of death compared to those who never took it. Aspirin-takers had a 38 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 12 percent lower risk of death from cancer. Many doctors advise people who’ve had heart attacks and strokes to take a daily 81-milligram baby aspirin, costing less than 50 cents a week. The new study suggests aspirin may help healthy women, too. No benefit was found for high doses, which the study defined as two or more standard 325-milligram aspirin tablets a day. “This confirms what we already know: Aspirin is good for you, whether you’re a man, whether you’re a woman,” said Dr. Jeffrey Berger of Duke University Medical Center who studies aspirin’s effects. He was not involved in the new research and receives no money from aspirin makers. However, since aspirin can cause ulcers and bleeding, Berger said, women should talk to their doctors before taking it to prevent disease. The average age of the women was about 46 at the start of the study and about 70 by its end. The women at risk for heart attacks and strokes, and older women, got the most benefit. The research, based on data from the long-running Nurses Health Study, was observational, meaning the women chose whether to take aspirin, rather than being randomly assigned to take it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Russia’s Cheryshev cleared of wrongdoing by anti-doping agency

first_imgCheryshev, 27, shared a letter from Spain’s anti-doping agency on his official Twitter account which said that “an investigation was carried out and closed after no signs of irregular conduct were found.”Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the agency confirmed they sent the letter.Cheryshev, who scored four goals in five World Cup games for Russia as they reached the quarter finals, had denied any wrongdoing. His father said his statements had been twisted by reporters.Without a medical exemption, the use of growth hormones is considered doping and is punishable with a ban of up to four years.Cheryshev joined Valencia in August on a season-long loan from Villarreal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russian World Cup revelation Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of doping by Spanish authorities © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Sep 13 – Spain’s anti-doping agency said Thursday it has closed its probe into Valencia’s Russian striker Denis Cheryshev, one of the revelations of the 2018 World Cup, after it found no evidence he used a banned substance.The investigation stemmed from an interview which the player’s father, Dmitri Cheryshev, gave to Russian publication Sport Weekend in June 2017 in which he said his son had received growth hormone injections when he played at Spanish side Villarreal.last_img read more


first_imgFour Master Club News:Club Adult membership: €30.00 + €20.00 development levy for adult members is now due for 2016 season. Payable to senior Register Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer 0872791305 . Note to all senior men registration must be paid before yous go to play as yous are not insured to play or train. Registration: Final registration night in the Abbey Hotel 15th of March from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.Club Membership: Club membership is closing on Thursday the 31st March. Shirley will be in the Abbey lobby Tuesday 15th March from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and the next two Monday nights at 9pm. Seniors and Reserves Game: The Senior and Reserve teams are playing Glen in Glen on Sunday the 19th March. All support welcome.  Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,000 in week 35 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on  Monday the 14th of March. The €25 winners in the lucky dip wereDamien Timoney, Castle Street, Siobhan Logue, Letterkenny, Nick Ruck, The Glebe, and Jenifer Corcoran,Clar. The numbers drawn were 1, 13, 17 and 24, Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 21st of March. Quiz Night: The mens senior and reserve teams are hosting a fundraising quiz night in Doms Pier 1 on Friday the 1st of April starting at 9:30pm. Entry fee is €5 per person and teams of 4 people are recommended. Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available. Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included. Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comFOUR MASTERS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA IN DIVISION TWO OPENER was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:four mastersGAASportlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Falls To UNI, 82-66

first_img ESPN 1350 Mediacom MC22 / The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Story Links Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Photos Next Game:center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake men’s basketball team fell to in-state rival UNI, 82-66, Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center in the final regular-season meeting between the two programs this season.The Bulldogs (6-18, 1-11 MVC) were led by sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) with 18 points along with three rebounds and three assists. Sophomore Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.),  who made his seventh start of the season, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Dominik Olejniczak (Torun, Poland), finished one point shy of a career high with 13 points and seven rebounds in his first career start while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) provided seven assists alongside 10 points in the loss.”Dominik has a bright future, he just needs time,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “Tonight, he played the most minutes he has ever played and I was pretty happy with his numbers.”Olejniczak’s efforts under the basket helped Drake hold a five-rebound advantage and mark the fifth-straight opponent Drake has outrebounded.The Panthers (14-11, 6-6 MVC) were led by Paul Jesperson’s game-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists. UNI shot 61.8 percent from the field and made 12-of-22 three-point attempts with Jesperson connecting on five of them.”Teams can’t come into your building and shoot 62 percent,” Giacoletti said. “UNI is a hard team to defend when they’re shooting it. We need to do a better job of pressuring the basketball which will give us more time to recover.” UNI took an early 8-point lead nine minutes into the game but Drake clawed back within two points, 25-23, with 7:04 left in the first half on an Olejniczak basket as part of an 8-2 run. However, Drake’s offense went scoreless for the next 3:11 as UNI unleashed 10-straight points to take a 35-23 lead on back-to-back three-pointers. The Panthers outscored Drake, 16-5, over the final seven minutes of the half to take a 41-28 halftime lead.UNI kept its lead at double-digits for much of the second half as shots continued to fall for the Panthers. Timmer scored 16 of his points in the second period but could not help the Bulldogs keep pace with UNI seven second-half three pointers.The Bulldogs close out their two-game homestand Tuesday evening against now No. 21/22 Wichita State.  Tipoff at the Knapp Center is set for 7 p.m. with the contest being broadcast on Mediacom MC22 and The Valley On ESPN3. The game, which is presented by Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, is the Bulldogs’ ‘Blue Out’ game with the first 1,000 students receiving a free blue t-shirt courtesy of Jethro’s.Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Box Score (PDF) Wichita State 2/9/2016 – 7:00 PMlast_img read more


first_imgHERITAGE Week in Co Donegal features almost 100 events.Here’s what’s on today, Wednesday, across the county.So get out and enjoy it. WHAT’S ON TODAY IN DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 21st, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:WHAT’S ON TODAY IN DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEKlast_img read more

Why travel bans won’t stop the spread of Ebola

first_imgHealth workers suit up to treat Ebola patients in Guinea during the initial outbreak of the virus in April 2014. (Image: Echo)• Africa Stop Ebola – in song • Southern Africa remains free of Ebola • Animation tells the story of Ebola and how to avoid it • Doctors Without Borders treat Ebola, one patient at a time • Ivory Coast take on ice bucket challenge helps fight Ebola Khalid KoserAround the world, international migration from countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola crisis is being restricted. Australia has imposed temporary visa restrictions, most neighbouring countries in sub-Saharan Africa have tried to close their borders, and in the United States, lawmakers are also pressing for travel bans, as well as compulsory quarantine for returning health workers. A number of airlines – including British Airways – have stopped flying to the affected countries.Yet evidence from previous health crises demonstrates that they rarely result in international migration; that travel bans don’t work, and may even be more harmful than the problem they intend to address.Travel bans are unnecessaryFirst, travel bans are unnecessary. Large-scale population movement as a direct result of a health crisis is rare. When it does occur, as for example during a plague outbreak in Surat, India in 1995, and from Beijing during the 2003 SARS outbreak, migration tends to be internal (to regions directly outside the immediate crisis zone), temporary, and early on in the health crisis when information is often scarce, contradictory or inaccurate. The widespread implementation of international health regulations, a preventive approach to the international spread of disease, is one reason. Collective actions also reduce the risk of disease and offer an alternative to fleeing.During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, for example, school closures, work pattern adjustment, self-isolation of symptomatic individuals and advice to their caregivers, and cancellation of mass gatherings helped mitigate the pandemic. The gradual improvement of the understanding of infectious diseases, their causative agents, modes of transmission and evidence-based ways to control their spread have also empowered individuals to adopt preventive behaviour, in many cases pre-empting migration.Travel bans are ineffectiveSecond, travel bans are ineffective. The current understanding of the dynamics of disease transmission is that diseases cannot be stopped at borders. Outbreaks such as those of SARS or H1N1 have shown that the volume and speed of global trade and travel mean that diseases can be disseminated worldwide in a matter of days. Mathematical models provide little evidence that travel restrictions would reduce the spread of disease.This evidence is reflected in the international health regulations, which focus less on control measures at borders and more on detection and response at source, and on enabling global communication channels. Where international health regulations do refer to migration, they focus on travel-related public health measures to limit the spread of disease, such as vector-control measures at points of entry by air, sea or land. These are already in place in West Africa.Travel bans do more harm than goodThird, travel bans risk doing more harm than good. Travel restrictions and enforced quarantine after return will reduce the flow of health workers to West Africa exactly when they are most required, and restrictions on transportation would also affect the provision of medical supplies and humanitarian assistance. More broadly, cutting off the affected countries will further damage their economies, which are already under strain from the Ebola crisis, for example by disrupting commercial and trade flows. All of this is likely to undermine the ability of governments to prevent Ebola and its transmission.In a world of rapid travel, trade and climate change, where infectious diseases and other health problems are on the rise, greater efforts should be made to encourage governments and organizations that work in the field of migration and with migrating populations to understand and abide by international health regulations. This would make it easier to prevent migration related to health crises while ensuring the best possible protection against disease.More research is required on how health crises affect migration, particularly in distinguishing health from other motivations to migrate. We need greater coherence between international health regulations and migration policies and practices at the national and international levels; this would help inform government responses, which can prevent migration during health crises. And at the national level, there must be greater coordination between government agencies separately tasked with migration and health mandates.Khalid Koser is chair of the Global Agenda Council on Migration. This article was first published on the World Economic Forum blog.last_img read more


first_imgAmritraj said that each tie would be a best-of-five Amritraj said that each tie would be a best-of-five contest and matches at all centres would be held on hard outdoor courts barring, in the eventuality, at Raipur where it could be held on indoor hard courts. “The schedule has been more or less finalised and would be announced in 4-5 days. This time players are going to stay for 4-5 days in their home city which is what they desired,” he explained. The team composition: Punjab Marshalls, Chandigarh: Greg Rusedski (Legend, Australia), Marcos Baghdatis (ATP player, Cyprus), Elina Svitolina (WTA player, Ukraine), Saket Myneni (Indian player). Hyderabad Aces: Thomas Johansson (Sweden), Ivo Karlovic (Croatia), Martina Hingis (Switzerland), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (India). Mumbai Masters: Richard Krajicek (The Netherlands), Andreas Seppi (Italy), Flavia Pennetta (Italy), Sriram Balaji (India). Team Nagpur: Alex Corretja (Spain), Feliciano Lopez (Spain), Jelena Jankovic (Serbia), Divij Sharan (India). Team Raipur: Thomas Muster (Austria), Kevin Anderson (South Africa), Alize Cornet (France), Ramkumar Ramanathan (India). Undecided Team: Rainer Schuettler (Germany), Fernando Verdasco (Spain), Heather Watson (Britain), Vishnu Vardhan (India). PTI SSR NRB PM PMlast_img read more

Cincinnati Open: Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka get wild cards

first_imgAndy Murray and Victoria Azarenka, who are both former world No.1s, have received wild cards at the Cincinnati Open next month, as announced by the tournament organisers on Friday.Andy Murray had gone for a surgery earlier this year in Australia after being troubled by his hip for quite some time. He did make his comeback at Queen’s Club following almost a year out but had to withdraw from Wimbledon.It was “with a heavy heart” that Murray withdrew from Wimbledon but said his right hip was still not ready for the demands of a Grand Slam.On the other hand, two-time Grand Slam champion Azarenka, who won the Cincinnati Open in 2013, will make a return in the women’s draw for the first time since 2016.Also read – Top seeds fall in Hamburg as Thiem, Schwartzmann lose in quarter-finalsShe is still making a comeback following a prolonged legal battle over the custody of her son Leo last year.”The resumes for Vika and Andy really speak for themselves,” tournament Director Andre Silva told the organisers’ website.”I think many tennis fans are eager to see each of them back on the court, and we are pleased to offer them both wild cards to play the Western & Southern Open.”A further seven players – three men and four women – will be handed wild cards for the tournament, which begins on August 11, around two weeks before the US open starts on August 27.Also read – Argentine tennis player Patricio Heras found guilty of match-fixingadvertisementUS Open is the final Grand Slam of the tennis season, which is played on hard courts.The 2018 Australian Open was won by Roger Federer while Rafael Nadal continued his French Open domination by lifting a title earlier this year. At Wimbledon 2018, Novak Djokovic returned to winning ways with his first title in two years.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more