UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH University of Santo Tomas is one step closer to its title retention bid after slipping past Far Eastern University, 22-20, 17-21, 15-13, to complete a sweep of the eliminations of the UAAP Season 80 women’s beach volleyball tournament Thursday at SM Sands by the Bay.Reigning MVP Cherry Rondina let partner Caitlyn Viray take over in the end game as scored the Golden Tigresses’ final three points to ensure UST’s 7-0 record and automatic bye to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next “Of course it’s still not over, we want to get that gold medal,” said Rondina in Fiipino. “This is also a good experience for Cait who’s just starting her beach volleyball career. The competition is very tough and FEU is a really tough opponent.”The Lady Tamaraws finished the eliminations with a 6-1 record and will hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the second series of the step-ladder semifinals.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 shutoutUST had a 6-2 lead at the start of the third set before the FEU duo of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to take a 10-9 lead on Viray’s error.FEU the managed to tie the set at 12-12 just before Viray closed the affair for UST. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president St. Benilde halts four-game slump, drops also-ran EAC in OT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon and May Luna clinched the last semifinals slot after brushing off Ateneo’s Bea de Leon and Jules Samonte, 21-10, 21-9, to finish the eliminations with a 4-3 card.The Lady Spikers will face University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero in the first series of the step-ladder semifinals. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Aishwarya backs Salmans appointment as IOA ambassador

first_imgMumbai, Apr 26 (PTI) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan today came out in support of former boyfriend and Bollywood star Salman Khans appointment as goodwill ambassador of Indias contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics.Salmans selection had stirred up a controversy as many feel that it should have gone to a sports icon even as some sports personalities, actors and politicians support Indian Olympics Associations decision to appoint the popular movie star.When asked about her views on the controversy, Aishwarya said, “I have to say that anyone, who is doing good to represent the country or working or speaking or standing for the betterment of art, music or sports, is wonderful and the person needs to be recognised.” PTI KKP GK NDS RDSlast_img

Fortunate Nico Rosberg moves closer to maiden title

first_imgThird place in the Malaysian Grand Prix was not what Nico Rosberg was hoping to savour, but it must have tasted sweeter than the champagne he drank out of Daniel Ricciardo’s boot as the German inched closer to his maiden Formula One title.Rosberg went into Sunday’s race with an eight-point advantage over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the overall standings.He looked set to leave with a five-point deficit and a fourth-placed finish after being spun around and dropped to the back of the field by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the start.Instead, Rosberg came away with a podium and a lead of 23 points over Hamilton after the Briton’s hopes of a 50th career win literary went up in smoke, as well as fire, 16 laps from the end. (Also read: Malaysian GP: Daniel Ricciardo leads Red Bull one-two as Lewis Hamilton retires)”Well, it doesn’t feel like a win because it’s only third place and today was a tough day,” said Rosberg on the podium after sharing in race-winner Ricciardo’s now trademark ‘shoey’ podium celebrations and playfully pulling a sour face.”Of course I’m happy with the comeback…I definitely didn’t think that was going to be possible.”Rosberg surged to a 43-point lead over Hamilton early in the season until a lacklustre middle part of the campaign allowed the Briton to overturn it and head into into the August summer break with a 19-point advantage.Rosberg, who won the opening four races this year, has been the man in form since racing resumed, igniting a fresh streak of three successive victories.advertisementA fourth-straight win on Sunday appeared unlikely, however, even before his spin, with Hamilton back in the groove and Rosberg acknowledged the helping hand luck had given him.”Listen, I’m doing my race and I’m fighting my way from last and I want to get as high as possible,” the German, who also escaped unscathed after brushing bodywork with Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari and hung on to third despite a 10-second time penalty for it. (Also read: Give Max Verstappen a break, says Lewis Hamilton)”Now, of course it’s a good thing for me that I’ve got more points and that’s it. There’s no hiding that fact.”Rosberg will continue to hold the points advantage over Hamilton even if he finishes second to the Briton in three of the remaining five races.Hobbled by reliability problems while fighting for the title in 2014, the 31-year-old is still taking it race by race.”I’m not going to start thinking like that,” he said.”I want to win the races, that’s it.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top spots in ICC ODI rankings

first_imgIndia continiue to lead the top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Monday, with skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah being the respective No. 1 batsman and bowler.Kohli lead the batsman’s list with 884 points while his deputy Rohit Sharma with 842 ranking points still in second position.The other Indian batsman in the top-10 is Shikhar Dhawan, who is placed fifth in the list with 802 points.READ – Virat Kohli’s fierce thoughtfulness could become tyrannical: Mike BrearleyAmong the bowlers, death overs specialist Bumrah with 797 points is on top while left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav with 700 points is third in the list.Afghanistan star Rashid Khan is second with 788 points while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (11th position) is knocking on the doors for a top-10 entry.In the team ranking, India are currently placed second with 122 points behind England’s 127.The top team ranking will potentially be up for the taking depending on how the Sri Lanka and England series pans out.READ – At times lack of experience shows: Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli’s captaincyIn the England versus Sri Lanka series, which starts in Dambulla on October 10, England will have to win the series to retain their number-one ranking. Their failure to win the series, will give India a sniff at the top spot when they will take on the West Indies in a 5-ODI series from October 21.However, if both England and India win all their matches in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies, then they will gain a point each to finish on 128 and 123 points respectively, thus retaining a difference of five points.advertisementBangladesh will also have an opportunity to add another point to their tally when they will feature in a 3-ODI series against Zimbabwe from October 20.The only way Bangladesh can drop behind Sri Lanka in eighth position is if Zimbabwe and England win 3-0 and 5-0, respectively.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Have won 5 Champions Leagues, these guys 0, says Ronaldo after Juventus lose to Atletico

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo was singled out by Atletico Madrid fans on Wednesday as Juventus lost 2-0 in the Champions League last 16 but the former Real Madrid forward was quick to point out his stellar record in the competition.”I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero,” Ronaldo told reporters after the game, holding up his hand in the shape of a ‘zero’ to drive home his point.The Portuguese forward was jeered throughout the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, where Atletico got late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin to take a vital lead into the return leg on March 12.He responded to the taunts by holding up five fingers to indicate the number of times he had won the competition, four times with arch-rivals Real and once with Manchester United.Atletico have reached the final of Europe’s elite club competition three times but never lifted the trophy.They lost to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016.Also Rrad | Liverpool striker Sadio Mane’s house robbed during Champions League match vs Bayern MunichAlso Read | Champions League: 10-man Manchester City fight back to beat Schalke, Atletico stun JuventusAlso See:last_img read more

Solskjær was always very ambitious – he is an inspiration to us in Norway

first_imgI was a Norway teammate of Ole Gunnar Solskjær but now I am head of coaching education for the Norwegian football federation and it was absolutely marvellous and brilliant – as well as really surprising – that he got the offer to be Manchester United temporary manager last December. Share on Facebook Read more How Ole Gunnar Solskjær earned the Manchester United job – video Ole Gunnar Solskjær needs to be more than high priest of Fergianity Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Play Video Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Show Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Share via Email But where we differ is musical tastes. I am into heavy metal but I have to say Ole Gunnar would not at all be. I can be sure of this because I have spoken to him about it and know from what Ole said to me. Also we have a mutual friend, Trond Anderson, [a defender] who was also a national team player and played for Wimbledon. He and Ole Gunnar are from the same little place in Norway – Kristiansund – and Trond was actually a guitarist and a heavy metal fan like me: I have the same music taste as Trond but not as Ole. Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Hide Facebook Ole Gunnar Solskjær celebrates scoring on his first start for Manchester United, a 4-1 win over Nottingham Forest in September 1996. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Action Images I feel so privileged to be Manchester United manager, says Solskjær Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europecenter_img Would Ole be more into a band like A-ha? I think he would more go with the flow, listen to music played on the radio, easy pop music, that sort of sound.Now the real question is whether Ole can, in time, win Manchester United a Premier League title. I think he has a chance to do that and that this is also the ambition of the United board and club. We all know they have fantastic opponents in the Premier League, so it will be really difficult. But they certainly have a chance under Ole Gunnar.We know he has a three-year contract now but in top professional football you never know what can happen in a month, or three weeks, or half a year. But he has an opportunity. Where he is now is absolutely fantastic for him and for all of us Norwegians.Dan Eggen won 25 caps for Norway between 1993 and 2001 Topics Sportblog Twitter Share on LinkedIn 1:53 Was this helpful? Read more Now, after he has done well for a couple of months, it is the same feeling having him as the permanent coach: it’s really fantastic. It will have a great influence on all of us in Norway: footballers, coaches, coach educators, everyone: it is a fantastic inspiration as we have never had a coach at the level of Manchester United before.At the beginning of his career Ole Gunnar was not the big player we came to know. He was a tiny boy who had yet to grow fully and fill out as quickly as other players did. But he was very ambitious, very perfectionist-like. And among his biggest assets, it would be fair to say, were his cleverness and eagerness to practise what he thought he could improve on as an attacker and a goalscorer.He was absolutely one of the best forwards when it came to being able to find the right situation in a game and to use the right option then. He was a perfectionist in the way he trained and could also transfer some of that approach to the matches. Share on Pinterest Pinterest Manchester United Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels comment Norway It was not at all obvious that he would be able to do that but here another part of his talent showed: his ability to adapt. And how Ole did so was to ensure he made his qualities a part of the United squad and for them to be really useful to Alex Ferguson. Ole Gunnar created his niche there: he became vital to United as a goalscorer clever enough to make an impact when coming on as a replacement or when he was on the pitch as a starter.We were international teammates, as I said, and of course he was a popular member of the Norway squad. If you are a Norwegian player moving to Manchester United, you will raise your popularity 100%. I think it is fair to say that Ole Gunnar is the nice guy with solid values who always kept his feet on the ground before and after the move to United and, even now: this is something we can all relate to. Share on Messenger He may have been only quite quick rather than the quickest but he was a really lethal goalscorer. Ole was not one of these strikers who has to have many chances created for him and when he attempts to convert them only some end up in goal. This was his prime asset on the field: he was a ruthless finisher.When Ole moved to Manchester United from Molde in 1996 he found the change natural to him despite the Norwegian league not being at quite the same level as the Premier League.last_img read more

10 months agoJeison Murillo: I must convince Barcelona to buy me outright

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jeison Murillo: I must convince Barcelona to buy me outrightby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona signing Jeison Murillo says his aim is to make his deal permanent.Murillo has joined Barca on-loan from Valencia.“My dream is to convince the club with my performances and keep defending this shirt. “I have to show that on the pitch,” said the Colombian centre-back at his presentation.“I am very happy with this opportunity. God opened the biggest door there is for me in football, it’s a dream come true. I am grateful too to the club and now I only have to work to make the coach decide (if I should play) in each game.“My dream is to keep wearing this shirt but I have to show it on the pitch.” last_img read more

18 days agoJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer window

first_imgJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer windowby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala is adamant he’s happy he’s stayed with Juventus.The striker started and scored for Juve in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Inter Milan.And Dybala stated at the final whistle: “A kind of revenge for me? During the summer, everyone knew what I wanted. I’m happy to be here. “We said a lot of wrong things during the transfer window, but I stayed here, that’s what I wanted.”And today I played one of my best games.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

ESPN Names 8 Teams With Best Chance Of Going Undefeated

first_imgAmari Rodgers of Clemson plays in the national title game.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Amari Rodgers #3 of the Clemson Tigers carries the ball against Christopher Allen #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tidein the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)College football is only a month and a half away. ESPN has updated its Football Power Index in anticipation of the upcoming season.One of the categories in FPI is a team’s percentage of going undefeated in the regular season. There are not many teams that accomplish this feat every year, and the percentages reflect that reality.Only three teams (Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma) have a greater than 10 percent chance of going 12-0, according to the FPI. Only 12 teams have a one percent of greater shot.Eight teams check in at two percent or more. These are the eight teams ESPN thinks has the best chance of going undefeated this fall: Clemson – 48.9 percentAlabama – 14.2 percentOklahoma – 10.2 percentMichigan – 8.2 percentNotre Dame – 2.6 percentGeorgia – 2.5 percentUCF – 2.4 percentOregon – 2.4 percentClemson and Alabama being Nos. 1 and 2 shouldn’t surprise anyone. Michigan at No. 4 is interesting, considering the Wolverines have a very challenging schedule once again.The same could also be said for Notre Dame and Georgia. In fact, the Fighting Irish have to play the Bulldogs and Michigan during the regular season.You can view ESPN’s full FPI ratings here.last_img read more

Clean Marine Wins EGCS Contract with Hyundai Heavy

first_imgzoom Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) being built for Dorian LPG Ltd.The order will enable the new Dorian LPG vessel to comply with future legislation relating to sulphur emissions without switching to more expensive fuels. According to Nils Høy-Petersen, CEO in Clean Marine, “The contract signals a growing market demand for Clean Marine’s unique and competitive multi-stream EGCS solution,” he says. “We are very pleased to be selected by HHI, the world’s largest shipbuilder, and look forward to deliver a cost-effective solution to help Dorian LPG comply with existing and pending emissions regulations.”Dorian LPG has offices in the USA, UK and Greece and is a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. The company owns and operates three modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel. In addition, Dorian LPG has ordered three fuel-efficient VLGC newbuildings from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. with deliveries in 2014 and holds an option for 3 additional ECO VLGCs. These vessels are designed with the highest fuel efficiency available and will be among the first VLGCs with ME-G type engines to enter the worldwide fleet. Dorian LPG recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Scorpio Tankers Inc. to take over their 11 VLGC newbuilding contracts and 2 optional ECO VLGCs, bringing the number of firm fuel-efficient VLGC newbuildings on order to 14 with 5 optional ECO VLGCs.Clean Marine has developed an EGCS based on the Advanced Vortex Chamber technology that provides unique particulate matter trapping efficiency. The system’s integrated fan and gas recirculation technology also allows the one EGCS unit to simultaneously serve several combustion units. The system supplied to Dorian LPG is a hybrid system that allows the vessel to operate seamlessly in all types of water (including low alkaline and saline water) without loss of efficiency. Furthermore, the Clean Marine EGCS meets the current pH limit for washwater discharges with good margin. Clean Marine looks forward to assisting Dorian LPG in its commitment to protect the environment and implement greener technology.“For vessels operating in European/US waters, inside the emission control areas (ECAs), a maximum sulphur limit of 0.1 percent will apply from 2015,” says Høy-Petersen. “The Clean Marine system supplied to the new Dorian LPG vessel will clean both sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter emissions from one main engine, three auxiliary engines, and one boiler. In total, a single Clean Marine EGCS unit will manage five exhaust sources.” Installation of the EGCS unit is scheduled to take place during Q2 2014.Clean Marine, November 14, 2013last_img read more

New natural gas producer members back 3million gas clean tech program

first_imgCALGARY — An industry-sponsored fund designed to help develop clean technology using Canadian natural gas is launching a $3-million call for project proposals.The Natural Gas Innovation Fund says the call for applications, with a February deadline, is being made possible by the addition of seven western Canadian natural gas producers to a membership previously made up of six natural gas utilities.The new members include the Canadian branches of two partners in the proposed $40-billion West Coast LNG Canada project: Royal Dutch Shell and Petronas; along with Canada’s largest natural gas producer, Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.Fund managing director John Adams says the new program will target projects in the upstream or producing part of the industry, making up to $1 million available per project to cover as much as 25 per cent of its eligible expenses.Adams says the fund, created by the Canadian Gas Association, has over the past two years issued about $9 million to projects focused on energy efficiency.The fund is also announcing a partnership with federal, Alberta and British Columbia governments to collaborate and consider co-funding successful applicants with projects that deliver significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.The upstream fund members were introduced at an event at the Calgary Petroleum Club on Wednesday.“As a producer of natural gas, we’re big believers in the need for affordable, clean energy for all people worldwide,” said CEO Mark Fitzgerald of Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. in a statement.“In an age where technology has become the catalyst for exponential advancements in our industry, we’re excited to be involved in the Natural Gas Innovation Fund which pursues diversity of thought and provides a platform for sharing solutions.” Companies in this article: (TSX:CNQ)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Minister Reiterates in Tunis Moroccos Call for New Maghreb Order

Tunis – Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida reiterated, on Thursday in Tunis, the call of Morocco to establish a new order within the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), the only bloc that could achieve complementarity and regional integration and strengthen its presence among regional and international groupings.For this end, the Kingdom is ready to examine all means to revive AMU, set priorities and develop working methods given that the Maghreb’s building is a strategic choice, a historical achievement and an unavoidable people’s demand, said Bouaida at the 34th session of the Union’s foreign ministers council.Bouaida urged member countries to transcend the current situation by adopting new mechanisms and approaches in terms of decision-making to ensure efficiency in dealing with the new regional and international situation. Highlighting the Union’s important accomplishments, Bouaida drew attention to obstacles to overcome in order to revive the Maghreb order, recalling the stances by HM King Mohammed VI who reiterated, on several occasions, Morocco’s attachment to Maghreb’s building as a strategic choice and its commitment to help with the emergence of a new order beyond all sources of disagreement.Given the current juncture, in addition to economic, security and development challenges, the official underlined the pressing need for bold initiatives to overcome this situation via a coherent, integrated and participatory approach to turn AMU into an influential grouping.She also insisted on the respect of the principles of good neighborliness, and the preservation of countries’ unity and sovereignty to establish a just and global peace.With MAP read more

Nissan cancels plans to make XTrail SUV in the UK

LONDON — Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK — a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England.The move, first reported on Saturday by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. The next generation X-Trail will instead be made in in Japan.Nissan employs about 7,000 workers in the English city of Sunderland.Nissan had previously announced plans to build the model at its plant in Sunderland after the British government sent a letter of undisclosed reassurances in 2016 after the Brexit vote about the company’s ability to compete in the future.Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but U.K. politicians are divided over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.The Associated Press read more

UK CV manufacturing down by a quarter in February

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) British commercial vehicle production falls -24.2% in February to 6,019 units.Decline in both home and overseas demand, with output falling -34.7% and -18.5% respectively.Year-to-date CV manufacturing down -21.6% compared with first two months of 2017.UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell by almost a quarter (-24.2%) in February, with 6,019 vehicles leaving production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Year-to-date, the market painted a similar picture, down -21.6% on the same period last year.Production for both home and overseas markets fell considerably in the month, with demand down by -34.7% and -18.5% respectively. However, exports still drive UK production volumes, with almost 70% of UK-built vans, trucks, buses and coaches destined for global customers.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,That February marks the sixth consecutive month of decline for commercial vehicle manufacturing is concerning but unsurprising given the economic and political uncertainty that has knocked business confidence. Operators need stability to commit to big fleet investments and it is, therefore, critical that government safeguards the economic conditions needed for this vital sector to thrive. read more

Ebola nurse could be struck off over concealing Pauline Cafferkeys temperature

first_imgPauline Cafferkey worked in Sierra Leone Pauline Kafferkey A nurse travelling back from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone concealed the fact that Pauline Cafferkey had a raised temperature indicating she was infected with the deadly virus, a tribunal has found.Donna Wood returned to the UK with Pauline Cafferkey, who survived the outbreak, and the pair’s group passed through passport control at Heathrow airport before being pulled aside for screening.Wood appeared before an independent panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in Stratford, east London, facing three misconduct charges, including recording Ms Cafferkey’s temperature reading dishonestly in order to hide it from public health officials. Donna Wood  Pauline Cafferkey has suffered from EbolaCredit:Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday Pauline Kafferkey Wood said she recalled seeing Dr Ryan with the thermometer, and that she had held it up to her at least once. She added she could not remember whether she had or had not written on any screening forms herself.The panel could not prove she had written the incorrect temperature on Ms Cafferkey’s forms but said it was satisfied she had dishonestly suggested it be recorded as such.After the group left the screening room and made it to the arrivals hall, Dr Ryan reported Ms Cafferkey’s high temperature to another doctor, who recommended the Scottish medic return to be screened again.Ms Cafferkey’s temperature was checked again three times by a PHE consultant and was found to be a maximum of 37.6C (100F), meaning she was given the all-clear to travel on to Glasgow. Donna Wood faces being struck offCredit:Simon Davis / Dfid /PA Donna Wood leaves the Nursing and Midwifery Council earlier this monthCredit:Yui Mok /PAcenter_img Donna Wood But at some point before getting to arrivals, Ms Cafferkey had taken paracetamol, contributing to the lower readings.The following day, she became “extremely ill” and was admitted to hospital, where she was diagnosed with Ebola.The panel will decide on Thursday whether Wood’s actions amount to misconduct and whether this impairs her current fitness to practise as a nurse.If they decide it does, Wood could face a range of sanctions including being struck off.Ms Cafferkey was cleared at an earlier hearing in September of allowing the incorrect temperature to be recorded.An NMC panel found three charges against her proven by admission but said her fitness to practise was not affected.It ruled her judgment at the airport in December 2014 had been so impaired by the developing illness that she could not be found guilty of misconduct. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. However Wood then failed to appropriately escalate the 38C+ reading which took place on December 28 2014, the panel ruled.Najrul Khasru, chairman of the panel, said it had fully accepted that Wood’s desire to get out of the area quickly was the “primary motivation” of her dishonesty.He said: “The panel found you made the suggestion to record Ms Cafferkey’s temperature 37.2C with the intention to conceal that Ms Cafferkey had a temperature higher than 38C from PHE screening staff in order to allow yourself and your group to leave the area sooner rather than later, and deal with it later.” The panel found she was aware that Ms Cafferkey’s temperature was above the nationally-set threshold, but suggested that a lower temperature of 37.2C (99F) be recorded on her screening form so that the group could leave the “uncomfortable” and “chaotic” area more quickly.Doctor Hannah Ryan had taken Ms Cafferkey’s temperature twice, with readings of 38.2C and 38.3C (101F).A temperature above 37.5C (100F) required further assessment by doctors at the Public Health England (PHE) screening room. The panel found you made the suggestion to record Ms Cafferkey’s temperature 37.2C with the intention to conceal that Ms Cafferkey had a temperature higher than 38CNajrul Khasru, panel chairman The nurse previously denied this, telling the panel the idea that she would hide someone’s temperature was “preposterous” as she would not put anyone in danger of the virus.Despite the fact that Ms Cafferkey was not a patient but a colleague, the hearing was told Wood, as a registered nurse, had a duty of care to her and should have escalated the raised temperature.All three misconduct charges, which Wood had denied, were proved.The panel heard that in an attempt to help doctors and staff conducting screening at Heathrow airport, the medics decided they would take their own temperatures.last_img read more

EU Brexit representative trolls Theresa May on Twitter over her use of

first_imgOh my… Verhofstadt trolling the PM… #StrongAndStable lol— Max (@MaxyPi) May 1, 2017 Radio Derby to PM: Do you know what a mugwump is?PM: What I recognise is that what we need in this country is strong and stable leadership— Ross Hawkins (@rosschawkins) April 27, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Strong & stable”… top trolling— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) May 2, 2017 Guy Verhofstadt MEP, the EU’s lead on Brexit, has appeared to troll Theresa May on Twitter.Mrs May has been very on-message during the General Election campaign, answering almost any question put to her with “what Britain needs is a strong and stable leadership”.While this is a good way to ensure the public hears your message, journalists and politicians who have had to hear this response day in, day out have mocked it online.center_img This is top trolling from Verhofstadt. Appears EU leaders have better understanding of May’s domestic context than vice versa #Brexit— Scott Lavery (@ScottLavery1) May 1, 2017 This comes after Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, leaked details of a disastrous dinner with the Prime Minister.He said he left it “ten times more sceptical” than he was before, and reportedly called Angela Merkel afterwards to label our Prime Minister “deluded” and “on another galaxy”.  Guy Verhofstadt has seemed to take notice of this, tweeting: “Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding of the complex issues involved. The clock is ticking – it’s time to get real.”Many have said he has trolled Theresa May by adopting her phrase:last_img read more

Switzerland looking for a new headcoach – Goran Perkovac at GWD Minden

Swiss Handball will enter a new era with the new head-coach. After five years Goran Perkovac (51) won’t be on the Swiss bench. Bad results in the qualification for the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 forced Swiss management to think about some new solution for the future. Swiss team won only a point from six matches in the Group with Spain, Portugal and Macedonia.That fact didn’t make problem to Croatian coach to find a new job. Perkovac will lead German GWD Minden, team which interim coach Sead Hasanefendic accepted an offer to lead Tunisia once again after tremendeous success in 2005, when African team finished fourth at GWD Minden website ← Previous Story Nikola Kedzo to RK Metalurg Skopje Next Story → Joakim Larsson to VfL Gummersbach Goran PerkovacGWD MindenSwiss handball

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by

first_imgTHIS WEEK, WE reported on the news that Merrill Lynch underestimated the costs of the bank bailout by €47bn in a 2008 report for the then government.The documents (links below), released to Sinn Fein finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty under freedom of information, show a presentation and briefing document prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) in October and November 2008.They show the low estimate itself, as well as various options that were considered to deal with the banking crisis.Read: Merrill Lynch presentation to Department of Finance November 2008>Read: Merrill Lynch presentation to National Treasury Management Agency October 2008>last_img

Planners suggest small fixes for I205

first_imgRegional transportation planners are eyeing a series of small changes they hope will alleviate congestion along the Interstate 205 corridor in the coming years — without the money for big-ticket projects they say will be needed someday.Those larger efforts remain in long-term plans. But an ongoing study of the I-205 corridor aims to identify some ways to buy time and improve conditions until more funding becomes available.“The goal is to complete the study with some recommendations for some short-term, operational fixes,” said Matt Ransom, executive director of the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council.Those might include ramp meters to stagger traffic entering the freeway at certain spots. New striping, lane reconfiguration and lengthening merge lanes are also possibilities, Ransom said.At the RTC’s monthly board meeting this week, ramp meters dominated much of the discussion. The devices, which use alternating signals to control the flow of vehicles through an onramp, are common on Portland-area freeways. The Washington State Department of Transportation operates a meter at the ramp funneling traffic from state Highway 14 and downtown Vancouver onto southbound Interstate 5. The meters operate only at certain times of day.last_img read more

Print Magazines Have Never Stopped Selling

first_imgAccording to the UK research body Mintel, this type of “customer publishing” is booming. It estimates that the industry in the UK alone is likely to be worth £1bn by 2013. Between 2008 and 2009 it grew 16 per cent, and by 2013 it is projected to increase by a further 22 per cent – no mean feat when the rest of the glossy magazine world is in the doldrums.What attracts companies is the direct impact on consumers. “Our research has shown that these magazines create an eight per cent uptick in sales,” says Julia Hutchison, chief operating officer of the Association of Publishing Agencies, the representative for the customer publishing industry in the UK. “On average, every customer spends 25 minutes reading these titles. That’s 25 minutes spent with the brand. Lots of companies are redirecting their ad and marketing spends to this avenue.”In the past, some sponsored publications were little more than product promos. But now, savvy marketers are investing in quality writers, photographers, and more objective journalism to attract larger audiences. The FT article continues:”Whereas in-house magazines used to be glorified advertorials, today the branding is much more subtle and there’s a genuine effort to tap top editorial talents and introduce original material; Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, photographic stalwarts of the fashion publications Vogue and Visionaire, shot the latest YSL manifesto.The investment makes sense: it gives depth to a brand in an environment they can control. It pushes product without the obvious “sell”, and in many instances may be cheaper than advertising. Asos’ title, for instance, which is known for its mix of celebrity, shopping and entertainment, is now the second largest women’s fashion title in the UK with an annual circulation of 471,522. Terri Westlake, head of media at, says, “Customers are savvy; they understand that it’s a brand title (and not independent), but they still appreciate a very good free magazine.”Print magazines can provide marketers with a “media marquee” that gives them consistent visibility hard to duplicate in the crowed online world. What Kerry Smith, and a growing number of publishers are taking advantage of is the same benefit marketers using sponsored publications have used for years…print magazines sell! At the just concluded FOLIO: Show, Kerry Smith, Red 7 Media CEO, offered a surprising view of what the future of print publishing might be. Challenged, like all publishing companies, with the decline of print ad revenue, Smith has diversified his organization’s offerings to include marketing services such as research, and consulting. But even as less of his company’s revenue is tied to print he is more committed to it. Why? Because he has found that his magazines are most often the first point of contact leading to the sale of all the other services he is now selling. Today, publishers of all kinds are using the presence they have in their markets to start related businesses. For example:• Premier Guitar, sells sheet music to subscribers• Oil and Gas Journal sells industry data and research• Dwell, a shelter book for the modern home, sells modern prefabricated homesBut this “new” trend where publishers use a magazine presence to sell products and services to readers is not so new. Marketers have used sponsored or branded magazines to do this for years. Despite the migration of ad dollars away from print magazines, the dollars flowing into sponsored magazines are going strong as documented early this year by The Financial Times: last_img read more