Ginebra nears title repeat, shuts down Meralco in Game 5

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s been that kind of day,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “Meralco has done a really good job of grinding out wins against us and that’s really what we’ve always tried to be about — a grind out, defensive type team and so we talked about getting back to our identity and really going out there and getting at people defensively.”The game wasn’t a pretty sight to see on the offensive end with both teams making it tough for the other to score. The lack of familiarity playing in the massive venue also played its part.But the Gin Kings just had enough to win it with its defense forcing Meralco to 20 turnovers that led to 23 turnover points.“We kind of took advantage of that fact that we didn’t shoot the ball all that well either. Again, it was just a grind it out battle. I thought tonight we took away some of their strengths and we were able to get to some of ours as opposed to the last couple of games where they really made us play to our weaknesses,” said Cone.“We just didn’t battle, we went to war today. We knew how important this game is. It didn’t win us anything but in a best of three series, it’s always important to win the first game,” Cone, the two-time Grand Slam winner, said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Barangay Ginebra clamped down on defense late and slammed Meralco, 85-74, to move on the cusp of winning the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday at Philippine Arena here.Leading 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, the Gin Kings shoot for their second straight title with a victory on Wednesday, with Game 6 slated still at the world’s largest indoor arena.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After coaching first game, Ildefonso says he has no plans of becoming head coach Read Next In front of 36,445 fans in attendance, Ginebra held Meralco to only one field goal in the final six and a half minutes of the game and went on an 11-2 blast to extend a four-point lead to 13, 85-72, with 1:15 to go.Justin Brownlee unfurled 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block to lead the charge for the Gin Kings.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 shutoutBut it was Greg Slaughter, who imposed his presence down low as the Best Player of the Conference tallied a double-double of 17 markers and 16 boards on top of six rejections.LA Tenorio scattered 17 points, six rebounds, and four dimes, while Joe Devance got 12 markers and seven boards. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES View comments Allen Durham once again gave his all and finished with 27 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks.Garvo Lanete had 11 markers and three assists, Anjo Caram got seven, but the locals had little to show in supporting Durham. The Scores:GINEBRA 85 – Brownlee 20, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 17, Devance 12, Aguilar 8, Thompson 5, Caguioa 4, Ferrer 2. MERALCO 74 – Durham 27, Lanete 11, Hugnatan 8, Caram 7, Hodge 6, Dillinger 6, Newsome 5, Amer 4, Tolomia 0, Faundo 0. Quarters: 21-15, 42-35, 66-62, 85-74.last_img read more

On the move

first_imgLATEST STORIES A few minutes into the presentation, the company’s vision are flashed on the screen: F2 Logistics wants to be faster. Better. Stronger. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it wings at the Olympic credo. And it figures. Uy, the company’s president and CEO is a sportsman.“I’ve always been involved in sports; I was an athlete when I was younger,” said Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd outside the business circles, inside the sporting arena, F2 Logistics is proving to be faster, better and stronger than the rest of the field in the Philippine Superliga.With already two titles in their trophy case, the Cargo Movers are more than equipped to defend their Grand Prix crown despite a bulk of their stars struck out of the roster while they’re on duty for La Salle in the UAAP. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving And the inspiration goes a long way in an industry that bleeds the clock dry with its nonstop activity. Whether it’s delivering life-saving medicines on time to where it is needed to keeping supermarkets stocked with fresh produce, logistics and cargo giant, F2 Logistics delivers to the Filipino public providing them with their needs on a daily basis.But the Cargo Movers have done their share of pumping up the energy of the workforce with their smashing victories on court. And they provide inspiration elsewhere too.“Believe it or not, these girls volunteer for a lot of our outreach programs,” Uy revealed. “A lot of our players know what it is like to grow up amid hardships so some of the girls, like Abby and Cha, they really want to open doors for others and volunteer to do clinics for us for free.”In a way, the Cargo Movers are a perfect reflection of the company they represent. From its humble southern roots “where we started with three branches and just a handful of trucks,” F2 Logistics has grown to more than a thousand trucks nationwide, providing world class warehousing and logistics services.The Cargo Movers traced more or less the same route in the PSL. They began “just wanting to be competitive,” said Uy, hiring such standouts as Cha Cruz, Aby Marano and Paneng Mercado to lead the young team.But after a third-place finish in their first year, Uy felt he needed “to beef up the roster.” While shopping for added talents, Uy made a partnership the De La Salle volleyball squad, which did not have a company to back them up yet; “with an already established team and led by one of the best coaches in the Philippine scene, we always aim to be the best ” said Uy.And the rest is history. The partnership has resulted in not just two PSL titles, but a championship for La Salle as well in the UAAP—the Lady Spikers are also backed by F2 Logistics in the collegiate league.With the PSL now in full swing, the Cargo Movers are now chasing for more success in a season that holds a lot of promise for the squad. Lee waxes hot for Hotshots Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “We will lack some key players, but we will be fine,” said head coach Ramil de Jesus.Uy brims with the same amount of confidence, pinning his hopes on former La Salle stars Aby Marano, skipper Cha Cruz, peerless setter Kim Fajardo and the ultra talented Ara Galang as the Cargo Movers hope for a repeat of their dramatic conquest of Petron in last year’s Finals.“That was such a memorable win,” said Uy. “We were already behind in Game 2, 0-9, and I remember some fans were already readying banners but we fought back and forced a fifth set. And then we won that fifth set and the momentum had already shifted to our side in Game 3.”More than the victory itself, Uy is appreciative of what the Cargo Movers have done for F2 Logistics as a company.“You know, after that win, people in the office started using that victory as an inspiration,” he said. “They keep telling themselves that if [the Cargo Movers] can do it, then nothing is impossible in work.”ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Efren Uy leans back on his chair and stares at a projector screen inside the F2 Logistics office boardroom. This is how he first introduces the company to people who are not fully acquainted with the logistics industry—through a presentation of their company profile.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Preity’s new avatar

first_imgPreity ZintaPreity Zinta has a new mission on hand-to lose weight for her upcoming film Ishq in Paris. The actress is currently in Los Angeles and has been hiking most of the time, since adventure sports are not only good for maintaining weight but they also serve as a stress buster, but that did not go too well for her.She injured herself when she met with an accident while hiking. On July 30, 2011, she tweeted, “Good morning tweeple! Too much flying for me these days and of course…. The knee is still recovering…. Whatz up with u guys? Hurt my knee Hiking up a 4 mile steep hike in La..” The 36-year-old actress has not only lost oodles of weight but has had a complete makeover. She has also learned French for the new movie.last_img

Pvt jet carrying Naidu, Rudy aborts take off

first_imgNew Delhi, May 30 (PTI) A private jet carrying Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy today aborted take off from Delhi airport at the last moment due to a glitch.The eight-seater Hawker 800XP chartered aircraft was taxiing for take off when a “warning” was triggered, forcing the pilot to abort the flight seconds before being air borne.Naidu was on his way to Jaipur to file his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls. However, there was no harm to any of the persons on board the aircraft.”Both Naidu and Rudy are safe. They were delayed by about two hours and took another jet for Jaipur,” BJP sources said.Naidu, who is Parliamentary Affairs Minister, and Rudy who holds the charge of Skill Development Ministry and is also a former Civil Aviation Minister, were later flown to Jaipur in another private plane for filing his Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Rajasthan.The 17-year-old aircraft of a Delhi-based private operator has been grounded after the incident, sources said.The Aviation regulator DGCA said it would look into the matter.”We have been informed of the incident and will look into it,” DGCA sources said.Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was waiting for Naidu at Jaipur airport to accompany the Union minister for filing the papers.BJP has nominated Naidu as one of the the partys candidates for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, where the party enjoys a majority.Tomorrow is the last date for filing of nominations for the elections to Rajya Sabha, polling for which will be held on June 11. PTI SKC IAS GSNadvertisementlast_img read more

Kashmir: Amid stone-pelting, violence, these young girls are chasing another goal

first_imgDefying calls of shutdown, Kashmiri students are taking up competitive sports to leave a mark across the country. Teenage girls who were seen pelting stones while holding a football in the other hand last month, today narrate their passion for football and talk about their dream to make it big.The girls have broken barriers of patriarchy and politics to reach the football field. Using limited resources, these girls are working hard in Srinagar’s Bakshi Stadium. The armed forces and state government are together trying to set up a football team for girls, which is expected to compete at the national level.”Kashmir is a mess right now and everyday is a struggle for us. My parents did not approve of me playing football but I received help from the CRPF and my trainers. Initially, I was alone but now many girls have joined in. I am a trained player and I am now helping these youngsters too. We hope football in Kashmir receives encouragement,” said Afsha, while avoiding any controversial questions about her photograph that had gone viral weeks ago. “As the youth, we have power. So, why should we wait for politicians to make a change? We must take the initiative and work toward progress,” Afsha added.Another young girl, who is also the team goalkeeper says, “We are taking a risk but football is my passion. We realise the sport does not have a bright future. Especially for the girls. I miss my friends when schools are shut because of tension in the Valley. I love to meet friends here and practice.”advertisementThe boys are trained as well on the Dal Lake where teachers of renowned Tyndale Biscoe school train them for Regate, a competitive boat race. Dressed in colourful jerseys, the students are rowing. Enthusiastic rowers told India Today that they would love to participate in national games.Aftab Ahmed, academic mentor of Tyndale Biscoe says, “This sport has been a tradition of the school. Our attempt is to stimulate and inspire children to stay away from political upheaval. We intend to instil positivity among students.”Also Read:Kashmiri girl, whose photo of pelting stones went viral, wants to play football for IndiaKashmir has seen worse days in ’90s, not everyone pelting stones: Mehbooba Mufti at Durbar meetlast_img read more

EKF: PCI Express non volatile SRAM on a 2280 size M.2 module

first_img Continue Reading Previous Apacer reveals 3D NAND SV170-µSSD for industriesNext How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten – Number Seven EKF presents the M01-NVSRAM, a non volatile static RAM, organized as 1024k x 32bit, for PCI Express direct access (memory-mapped read/write to a linear address space, aka MMIO). Other than a normal SSD, the M01-NVSRAM is not a block device, and does not require a file system or drivers for data storage. The M01-NVSRAM supports memory-mapped I/O in a BYTE, WORD and DWORD mode instead.The M01-NVSRAM is housed on a 2280 size M.2 module, suitable for any PCI Express based M.2 host connector (M-key). The data transfer is controlled by an FPGA. Automatic store is initiated on power-down. Data retention is guaranteed over 20 years, and no battery is needed for backup. The M01-NVSRAM is suitable e.g. for industrial applications with need for a reliable power fail safe data buffer.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

North and South Korea plan to have unified hockey team in future

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 3 (PTI) North and South Korea are planning to field a unified hockey team in future international tournaments, continuing the sustained efforts to bring peace between the neighbours through sports. The proposal to have a combined team came from South Korea during a meeting between the representatives of the two countries on the sidelines of the 46th International Hockey Federation (FIH) Congress here. Asian Hockey Federation CEO Tayyab Ikram, who played an instrumental role in the meeting, announced the development but said both the countries will have to get green signal from their governments before the proposal sees the light of the day. “We have just finished a very important meeting between South Korea and North Korea and I am glad to announce that both the countries have agreed to co-operate and develop hockey. Both the countries want to use hockey to bring peace between them,” Ikram told a select group of Indian journalists. “One of the proposals mooted was to have a combined team in future which will play in Asian Hockey Federation and FIH events.” Athletes from North and South Korea marched under a unified flag at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and took part in the ice hockey competition. The two Koreas are also planning to compete as a unified team at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and are bidding to co-host the 2032 Summer Games. Ikram said if passed by their respective governments, it will be a historic development for the hockey fraternity.advertisement “Both the countries are also willing to conduct exchange programmes. Moving forward both the countries will get in touch with their foreign offices in order to formalise these proposals. AHF and FIH will play the role of a mediator,” the AHF CEO said. “These are preliminary discussions and we will formalise them in coming weeks.” Ikram said AHF wants both the countries to field an unified team in the Hockey Series Finals to be held in India from June 6 to 16 next year. “At this moment, it is not clear when they can have a combined team but our suggestion is to field a unified team during next year’s Hockey Series Finals,” he said. PTI SSC SSC KHSKHSlast_img read more

Honor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-January

first_imgHonor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-JanuaryThe Honor 10 Lite, which will succeed the popular Honor 9 Lite, is said to launch in India around mid-January, although there has been no official confirmation from the company.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 13:45 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor 10 Lite will reportedly launch in India soonThe phone was launched in China in NovemberIt brings a waterdrop notch and Kirin 710 chipsetHonor is planning to kick off the new year with the launch of the Honor 9 Lite successor in India, according to a new report. The Honor 10 Lite is said to launch in the country around mid-January, although there has been no official confirmation from the company. The Honor 10 Lite was first launched in China in November and is a stripped down version of the Honor 10 flagship.Sources told IANS on Friday that Honor is planning to launch the affordable Honor 10 Lite in India very soon. The phone will succeed last year’s Honor 9 Lite, which has been one of the company’s best selling phones in 2018. While the Honor 9 Lite highlights a quad camera setup, the Honor 10 Lite touts an immersive dewdrop display along with an attractive design and Android 9 Pie out of the box.We are yet to hear anything about the pricing of the Honor 10 Lite, but we assume it will be very close to its Chinese pricing. To recall, the Honor 10 Lite was launched in China starting at CNY 1399 (approx Rs 14,500) for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB + 64GB variant costs CNY 1,699 (approx Rs 17,500) while the 6GB + 128GB version is priced at CNY 1899 (approx Rs 19,500). It is still unclear whether the company will be launching all three variants in the country.The Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.21-inch FHD+ dewdrop display with a droplet-style notch. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 chipset and will likely be the first Honor phone to ship with Android Pie with EMUI 9 on top in India. The Honor 10 Light is available in China in four colours – Gradient Blue, Gradient Red, Lily Valley White, and Magic Night Black. We will have to wait and see if all these colours make it to the country.advertisementThe Honor 10 Lite also touts a dual camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The phone also gets a 24MP front-facing camera housed in the notch. The cameras are expected to come with a lot of AI features baked thanks to the Kirin 710 chipset. The phone also packs a 3,400mAh battery. We should hear more about the launch of the Honor 10 Light over the next few days.ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 (2019) launch in India set for January 7, will bring 6.5-inch display, 4,000mAh batteryGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor 10 LiteFollow Mobileslast_img read more

Now speak to Amazon messaging assistant in Hindi

first_imgBengaluru: Amazon India on Wednesday launched its automated messaging assistant in Hindi for its customers who can get their queries resolved in the language of their preference. The automated assistant is a chatbot powered by Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, leveraging Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities for a seamless and friendly conversational experience for customers, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The new chat assistant in Hindi underlines our commitment to serve the next 100 million Indians to discover and shop with Amazon. “We also see opportunities for scaling the messaging assistant as a contact channel — to increasingly resolving issues before a customer service associate is even involved,” said Akshay Prabhu, Director, Customer Service, Amazon India. The Hindi chat experience is available on Android app.last_img read more

Globally acclaimed Kanyashree emerges as saviour for girls from cash-strapped families

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s pet project Kanyashree, which has garnered worldwide recognition, has come as a boon to girls coming from economically challenged families, with aspirations of higher education.Case in point, the project has helped the students of Muralidhar Girls’ College to carry on with higher education. Around 125 students of the college got benefits of the project in 2016-17, while around 155 were benefitted in 2017-18 and around 240 in 2018-19. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”I come from a very modest background and there was a time when I did not know whether I could pursue my true passion, which is dance. After receiving Kanyashree, I gathered the courage to start a dance class and am happy to see my life getting transformed,” said Bishakha Das, daughter of a domestic help. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at Muralidhar Girls’ College. “Receiving Kanyashree in 2017 has greatly helped me in meeting my education cost as I come from a poor family,” said Nasifa Ali, a former student of Muralidhar who is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”I could buy instruments after receiving the money from Kanyashree scholarship in 2019, which has been of great help to a folk music aspirant like me,” said Sonali Haldar, an inter-collegiate music winner, and a student of Arts stream in Muralidhar Girls’ College. “In 2019 I received a Kanyashree scholarship and the amount has been helpful towards my education expenses,” maintained Tuktuki Ruidas, a student in general stream at Muralidhar College, who is also a running enthusiast. “Today when I see my students I feel immense pride and happiness that many unsure and underconfident young women have been transformed through this institute’s continued efforts and Kanyashree into confident and bright women of the future. The college, as many would know, did not earlier have the Science stream but coming from a background in Chemistry, I thought the knowledge of science was very integral to women’s education,” said Kinjalkini Biswas, principal of the college, while paying her homage to Muralidhar Bandyopadhyay, educationist and visionary whose birthday was on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Kavita Singh, associate professor, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, gave a lecture on women empowerment. Muralidhar Girls’ College was initially the Ballygunge Uchho Balika Vidyalaya, which was set up in 1919. It was later converted to Muralidhar Girls’ College in 1940, affiliated to The University of Calcutta.last_img read more

Alex Salmond says Britain ‘reneging on pledges’ after Scottish referendum

Marrakech – Less than a month after decisive defeat of the Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Alex Salmond who is standing down as Scotland’s First Minister and is being replaced by Nicola Sturgeon, accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of betraying Scotland by reneging on pledges to grant more spending powers to the Scottish Parliament. His successor Nicola Sturgeon, echoed his concern.The leaders of the UK’s three main parties, the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour Party, made several promises for increased Scottish autonomy.Since then, Britain’s London-based politicians have bickered over what amount to overhaul the way the United Kingdom is ruled. However, the game-changer may very well be the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and its leader Nicholas Farage, who just won a critical election and are poised to win more seats. UKIP wants English MPs to only decide legislation and matters relating to England. This raises the question of how much public money should be allocated to devolved administrations and how much they should be allowed to raise their own revenue. It also raises the question of whether or not the number of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Members of the Westminster Parliament should be reduced, since they have autonomous parliaments of their own. The so-called West Lothian question asks why MPs from devolved areas can vote on English legislation affecting England but English MPs cannot vote on legislation affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Wales. Thus far, no answer has been forthcoming.Alex Salmond has threatened that Scottish voters will take revenge against the Conservative-led coalition in the next UK parliamentary elections, due on 7 May 2015, unless Parliament calls for an earlier date. The Conservative party has one Scottish MP in Westminster and 15 members of the Scottish Parliament. The Liberal Democrats  are likely to lose heavily in the next election.This might leave the Labour party as the winner, or there may be a more complex scenario with UKIP determining the balance, a party gaining strength at the expense of the Conservatives. UKIP wants Britain to leave the European Union. David Cameron is committed to holding a referendum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017 if he wins the next election in 2015. The EU remains the Achilles’ heel of the Conservative party, and may indeed be the cause of yet more defections to UKIP. “A suivre”, as they say. read more

Unemployment rate drops slightly in Alberta Calgary

Unemployment rate drops slightly in Alberta, Calgary Positive signs in the job market across the board Friday.According to Statistics Canada, the country added more than 53,000 positions in December, destroying analysts who estimated some losses overall; though the unemployment rate went up slightly to 6.9 per cent as more people looked for work.There are also some nice numbers in Alberta, as well.The province performed quite well, wiping out half-a-point from the jobless rate, which now sits at 8.5 per cent.Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial’s Chief Economist, says what’s really encouraging is 19,000 full time positions were created in the province last month, off-setting a loss of 12,000 part time spots.“One of the big challenges throughout 2016 in Alberta was the deterioration of the job market. In other words, far more part-time jobs being created than full time. December reversed that a little bit,” he said.The city of Calgary stayed relatively flat, shedding just one-tenth of a point to sit at 10.2 per cent, which is still the worst of any major centre in the country.While there were some positive signs for the city and province in this report, Hirsch anticipates major gains in employment won’t be seen here until the second half of 2017. (Stock photo: by Mike Tarasko Posted Jan 6, 2017 8:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Doctors should be obliged to tell DVLA when patients are no longer

first_imgDoctors should be obliged to tell the DVLA when patients are no longer fit to drive, government medical advisor has said.Daniel Sokol, Medical Ethicist and Barrister, who has advised the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Justice, said healthcare workers should be allowed to breach confidentiality to warn of dangerous drivers.His comments come following the death of Poppy-Arabella Clarke who was killed when John Place, 73, ran a red light at a pedestrian crossing and ploughed into her and her mother.Mr Place had ignored an optician’s warning not to get behind the wheel, and was not even wearing his glasses at the time of the accident.After he was jailed for four years at Birmingham Crown Court, Poppy’s parents called for the law to be changed requiring medical professionals to report people unfit to drive to the DVLA. Writing in the BMJ, Mr Sokol said it was crucial that doctors be forced to warn when patients were no longer fit for the roads.“Motor vehicles are lethal objects,” said Mr Sokol.“They maim and kill innocent people just as efficiently as infectious diseases or terrorist attacks.“Yet doctors in the public interest are required by law to report patients who have certain infectious diseases or who may commit terrorist acts—but not patients who may cause serious harm through their unfitness to drive.“Logic calls for the law of disclosure to extend to patients deemed unfit to drive or fly.”According to General Medical Council (GMC) guidance, doctors should explain to patients deemed unfit to drive that their condition may affect their ability to drive and that they – the patients – have a legal obligation to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about their condition. John Place, 72, who has been jailed for four years after killing three-year-old Poppy-Arabella ClarkCredit: West Midlands Police John Place, 72, who has been jailed for four years after killing three-year-old Poppy-Arabella Clark  Poppy-Arabella Clarkecenter_img If the patient continues to drive, the GMC advises that “you should make every reasonable effort to persuade them to stop.”If persuasion fails or the doctor discovers that the patient is continuing to drive, the doctor should contact the DVLA to disclose the medical information.But Mr Sokol said it relied too heavily on the honesty of the patient, an darufed that many patients Many patients will lie to avoid the loss of their driving licence. They will falsely promise to inform the DVLA and to stop driving. And the chances of the doctor discovering that the patient is continuing to drive are slim, he argues.“To rely on the assurances of patients, in the knowledge that they – like most of us – lie to please others and to get out of trouble, is naive and irresponsible,” added Mr Sokol.“It can also cost lives. As far back as Hippocratic times, doctors were instructed to look out for the lies of patients. Two and a half thousand years later the advice still holds true.”This new law would not erode doctor-patient confidentiality, he concludes. “It offers a solution to the reluctance of impaired drivers to appreciate the danger they pose to others, as well as the recognition that some patients will deceive to continue driving.”The Clarkes are calling for the introduction of ‘Poppy-Arabella’s law’ which would make doctors legally obliged to inform the DVLA about dangerous drivers.Richard Langton, of Slater and Gordon, said: “A lasting legacy would be Poppy-Arabella’s law, requiring any medical professional aware of a person’s inability to drive safely to report them to the DVLA so that their licence is withdrawn.”Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said: “Our guidance is clear that doctors should disclose information about individual patients to protect the public from potential harm.”Our updated advice on reporting concerns to the DVLA, which comes into force next month, also states that doctors should disclose information to the agency if others may be at risk – even if the patient does not agree to this.”We don’t agree that reporting should be made mandatory. There is a clear public good in having a confidential medical service and we would be concerned about the wider implications if the trust between a doctor and their patient was eroded.”We should let doctors use their professional judgment, in conjunction with our guidance, to the individual situation.”  Poppy-Arabella ClarkeCredit:PA 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.last_img read more

Automated underground bulk handling system commissioned at Randgold Kibali

first_imgThe successful commissioning of the automated materials handling system at Kibali gold mine’s underground operation is supporting the planned ramp-up in production, Randgold Resources’ Chief Executive Mark Bristow said today. Bristow told a briefing for local media that Kibali was on track to achieve its 2018 production guidance of 730,000 oz, a 22% increase on the previous year’s output.Aside from the continuing optimisation of the underground system and the construction of the mine’s third hydropower station, scheduled for commissioning towards the middle of this year, the giant Kibali project is now complete. Later this year, Kibali will move from underground mining by contractors to owner-mining, as has already happened at Randgold’s Loulo mines in Mali.Kibali ranks as one of the most automated underground gold mines in Africa and the third-largest open-stoping gold mine in the world. Bristow noted that it represented an investment of more than $2.7 billion over an eight year period, demonstrating the importance of providing investors in a long term industry such as mining with reliable tax and fiscal stability guarantees.“The investment in Kibali was motivated by the stability provision in the 2002 mining code, which in our view has been triggered by the recent promulgation of the 2018 code. We trust we shall be able to reach consensus on this issue with the government, which we believe is critical to future investment in the country,” he said.Despite challenges, Kibali remains committed to advancing the development of its remote region and continues to invest in the employment and upskilling of local people. More than 90% of its employees are Congolese nationals, and so far this year it has spent almost $50 million with local contractors. Over the total project period this totalled $1.6 billion.last_img read more

Iraqi troops show strength but ISIS captures key crossing

first_imgSHIITE FIGHTERS PARADED in Baghdad in a dramatic show of force aimed at Sunni militants who seized a Syrian border crossing, widening a western front in an offensive threatening to rip Iraq apart.Meanwhile, Washington readied a new diplomatic bid to unite Iraq’s fractious leaders and repel insurgents whose lightning offensive has displaced hundreds of thousands, alarmed the world and put Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki under growing pressure.And in a sign the broad alliance of jihadists and anti-government elements behind the assault may be fracturing, internecine clashes killed 17 fighters in northern Iraq.Security forces announced they were holding their own in several areas north of Baghdad, but officials said insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group seized one of three official border crossings with Syria.The takeover came a day after 34 members of the security forces were killed in the border town, giving the fighters greater cross-border mobility into conflict-hit Syria.The seizure of Al-Qaim leaves just one of three official border crossings with Syria in the hands of the central government. The third is controlled by Kurdish forces.Anti-government fighters already hold parts of the western province of Anbar, which abuts the Syrian border, after taking all of one city and parts of another earlier in the year.It is unclear what impact the latest move will have on the overall offensive, as militants already have free rein along most of the 600-kilometre (375-mile) border, neither side of which is controlled by government forces.Internecine clashesISIS aims to create an Islamic state that will incorporate both Iraq and Syria, where the group has become a major force in the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.Seventeen fighters were killed in Friday clashes between ISIS and the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandiyah Order (JRTN), another Sunni insurgent group, in militant-held territory in northern Kirkuk province.The Sunni insurgents driving the offensive are made up of a broad alliance of other groups, such as loyalists of now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein.Analysts say it is unclear if the alliance can survive given its disparate ideologies.The battle for the strategic northern town of Tal Afar was in its seventh day, Maliki’s security spokesman said Saturday, with government forces holding some neighbourhoods.- © AFP 2014Read: British medical student identified in ‘jihad recruitment video’last_img read more

Latest on gas tax repeal effort and its impact on other primary

first_imgLatest on gas tax repeal effort and its impact on other primary elections KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWith last night’s primary behind us, we are now seeing the large impact the recent car and gas tax is having on voters and how the issue is influencing other races as well.KUSI’s Logan Byrnes has more on what we can expect leading up to the November election. June 6, 2018 Posted: June 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

29th San Diego Jewish Film Festival to begin Thursday run through Feb

first_img Updated: 11:53 AM Posted: February 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom February 7, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 29th annual San Diego Jewish International Film Festival will begin Thursday and continue through Feb. 17.The 11-day festival will kick off with a screening of “It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story,” a documentary about the jazz label Blue Note Records. The label, started by two German Jewish immigrants in 1939, would go on to sign the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and Quincy Jones. One of the founders, Alfred Lion, lived in San Diego from 1978 until his death in 1987.The festival will include screenings of 32 films across multiple genres at the Museum of Photographic Arts, Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, Reading Cinemas Town Square and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theatre. The festival will also present its Directors Award to Roberta Grossman for her film, “Who Will Write Our History,” which chronicles a group of journalists and scholars in the Warsaw Ghetto who pushed back on Nazi propaganda.“The film festival is an opportunity to share our rich heritage, culture and values with all of San Diego County,” said film festival Chairwoman Christina Fink. “As we approach the 30th anniversary, we’re excited to be able to continue producing an event that offers award-winning films that promote awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of Jewish people while also making the festival more accessible to younger generations through the new mobile app.”Residents can find festival showtimes and a list of every film screening at Single-screening tickets and festival passes are also available, with single tickets starting at $13.25 for members of the Jewish Community Center and $15.25 for non-members.The opening night screening of “It Must Schwing” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Reading Cinemas Town Square at 4665 Clairemont Drive. center_img KUSI Newsroom, 29th San Diego Jewish Film Festival to begin Thursday, run through Feb. 17 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Highway 99 revisited

first_imgPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower killed Highway 99.Can Clark County commissioners resurrect it? Commissioners are getting ready to adopt a detailed plan for improving the dog-eared thoroughfare that lost its power after Eisenhower signed off on the interstate system in the 1950s. Interstate 5 replaced Highway 99 as the main north-south corridor linking big cities along the West Coast because Highway 99 did not meet federal guidelines for an interstate.For details on the Highway 99 Sub-Area Plan, click hereNow, commissioners are hoping a new set of guidelines and development incentives will, over the next few decades, improve upon what has been described in public comments as “an eyesore,” “inconvenient” and “messy.”Commissioners will consider adopting the Highway 99 Sub-Area Plan following a final public hearing at 10 a.m. July 13 at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.If adopted, the plan will go into effect Aug. 1.The plan has been years in the making and reflects input from business owners and neighbors. It targets Highway 99 from the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Bridge near Northeast 63rd Street up to Northeast 134th Street. Colete Anderson, a county planner who has served as project manager for the past four years, said Thursday that commissioners ranked Highway 99 and the surrounding area as a “focused public investment area.” The county’s currently working on, for example, a proposed sports complex on Northeast 78th Street near St. Johns Road and redoing the county’s old poor farm into the 78th Street Heritage Farm. Elements of that plan include a trail system with viewpoints and signs, energy-efficient greenhouses, continued community and food bank gardens and a parking area that might host a farmers market.last_img read more

Huskies blow out Colorado 5224

first_imgSEATTLE — Five out of six. That was the topic of conversation among Washington fans Saturday, and for more reason than one. Yes, the Huskies scored touchdowns on five of their six possessions against Colorado to establish an insurmountable lead. But more significantly, after beating the Buffaloes 52-24, Washington has now won five out of its six games this year — a feat the program has not achieved since 2000. “It’s good to reach our goals that we set at the beginning of the season, We’ve put so much hard work into it,” Huskies offensive lineman Drew Schaefer said. “It’s finally all starting to come together.” Such jelling was most prominently displayed in the first half, in which Washington’s offense flirted with perfection. The Huskies (5-1, 3-0 in the Pac-12) found the end zone on each of their first five drives, quarterback Keith Price seamlessly picking apart the Colorado defense. Through the first 30 minutes, the sophomore had thrown for 230 yards and four TDs on 18 of 23 passing. And Price was hardly discriminatory when it came to targets, hooking up with four different receivers in the end zone to lead Washington to a 38-10 halftime lead. Needless to say, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian was impressed. “The first half was obviously one of the best halves of football we’ve played since we’ve been here,” said Sarkisian, adding that the offense’s potency reminded him of his days as an assistant coach at USC. “Our guys responded and they played passionate football, they played physical football.”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday September 5 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, September 5, 2019:#1) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Cub Scout Pack 136 Registration NightCub Scout Pack 136 is holding a Registration Night from 6pm to 8pm at the Friendship Lodge (Masonic Hall). Contact Troop Leader Frank West at for additional information.#3) Lego Building At Wilmington Memorial LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Lego Building session from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. For kids in kindergarten and up. No registration required.#4) Board Game Club For Teens At Wilmington Memorial LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Teen Board Game Club Meeting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Looking to learn, play, or create fun board games? Bring your favorite game or latest prototype and we’ll play together. Students and their adults welcome, registration encouraged! Register HERE.#5) WCTV Sports Meet-UpInterested in being a part of the WCTV Wildcat Sports Team? Come to the WCTV Sports Meet-Up at 6pm at WCTV’s Studios (10 Waltham Street). WCTV is looking for play-by-play and camera operators for most sports this fall. This meet-up is a good way to meet WCTV staff and hear about opportunities to get involved at the station in a volunteer sports capacity. No prior experience needed. No time commitment. Work solo or as part of a crew. Can’t make it to the meet-up? Contact Marty McCue at to schedule a one-on-one visit.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, September 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, September 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more