Campaign against A&E reshuffle gains strength

first_imgFacebook Print Previous articleAnger at after midnight callersNext articleMunster V Montauban postponed until Sunday admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsCampaign against A&E reshuffle gains strengthBy admin – January 24, 2009 557 Advertisementcenter_img A UNITED campaign in the Mid West to force the government to scrap the recently published Teamwork/Horwath Group Report, especially its recommendation of an A&E centralisation at the Mid West Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle, is called for this week by the Limerick branch of the Campaign for a Real Public Health Service.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report’s recommendation to reconfigure acute hospital services in the Midwest is condemned by the group, which claims it will hugely increase the queues at the Dooradoyle hospital, thereby putting lives at risk,Spokesperson, Cian Prendiville, said the development will mean that even people living right beside the Regional Hospital will be affected by the longer queues and worsened crisis there.“We must get active and build a strong united campaign to defeat this policy of health cuts,” says Mr Prendiville, who refers to the report’s contention that the Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s A&Es do not have the necessary workload and staffing to qualify as viable, stand-alone A&E services to justify further local investment”.Accusing the HSE of trying to divide and rule by claiming that St John’s will still treat the same amount of patients, Mr Prendiville says:“The reality is that these patients will no longer have access to a consultant, merely an advanced nurse practitioner, unable to treat serious cases and not only does this make no sense, as St John’s is currently rated as the number one A&E in the country, it will also mean much more pressure on the already struggling Regional Hospital,” he said.Urging people to join in the campaign against the health cuts, Mr Prendiville is calling for a united mass campaign throughout the Mid West and the rest of the country, and is asking those interested to contact Campaign for a Real Public Health Service (CRPHS) at  [email protected]  Email Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

China’s young jobseekers struggle despite economic recovery

first_img“I’ve studied for so many years and don’t want my family to pay for further training,” she said.”I’m especially worried about my finances.”Aware of the risk that mass unemployment can spark political unrest – jeopardizing the party’s pledge of prosperity in return for unquestioned political power – the government has been making efforts to boost graduate employment via state-owned enterprises (SOEs).But poorer opportunities this year are pushing some into further studies, less ideal jobs or other options.‘Extremely anxious’Although China’s economy appeared to make a strong comeback in the second quarter – growing 3.2 percent on-year – analysts caution the rebound may be overestimated, with a gap re-emerging between national figures and higher-frequency data.Read also: How the COVID-19 pandemic will leave more young people unemployed in IndonesiaLouis Kuijs of Oxford Economics told AFP there is no doubt China is recovering, but the magnitude would determine if growth is “strong enough to re-absorb some of the labor market problems” that emerged earlier this year, such as layoffs.A gap in growth of a few percentage points could lead to a difference of millions of jobs created, he added.Although China’s urban unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in June, 19.3 percent of new graduates remained jobless, UOB economists said in a report, adding the labor market “continued to face challenges”.Top-level economic data has not necessarily meant better hiring on the ground.A 27-year-old surnamed Kang, who graduated in 2017, is back in the market after his contract in the communications industry in Beijing ended.He decided to return to Zhengzhou, but has only received around five callbacks after sending more than 30 resumes to firms – and is still looking for a job.”The virus outbreak has limited travel and a lot of job fairs have been postponed or cancelled,” he said. “I’m extremely anxious.”Lu Yifan, 25, said the pandemic had caused many overseas Chinese students like him to return home sooner than planned – adding to the flood of jobseekers.And Guangdong graduate Zhao Jingying, 22, told AFP: “For us (this year), getting a single job offer is a feat.”Read also: Govt expects unemployment to worsen, continue into next yearAnother, Beijing-based Huo Ruixi, 23, left university in July but is planning a second round of further education after an unsuccessful five-month job search.‘Pressures are larger’The crisis is also causing problems for employers.Yang Changwei, manager at Deyou Real Estate, told AFP at the Zhengzhou fair it was getting harder to hire sales staff based on commission.”It feels like jobseekers’ mindsets have shifted,” he said.”In sales, you may or may not make deals but with other jobs there can be more stability in income. Because of the epidemic, financial pressures are larger as well.”Officials are ramping up efforts to boost graduate employment, and Premier Li Keqiang announced over nine million new roles will be created this year.A State Council guideline in March said smaller firms that recruit graduates with contracts longer than a year will be given a subsidy, while SOEs will “continuously expand” the scale of graduate-hiring this year and next.Henan authorities, for one, said at least half the recruitment positions at SOEs within the province should be reserved for this year’s graduates, while Nanjing city in Jiangsu province set aside one billion yuan (US$143 million) to provide 100,000 internships for struggling graduates, Xinhua news agency reported.Topics : Biology student Ma Jingjing wandered the hall of a job fair in central China among other young Chinese hoping to find work in an economy crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.Ma, 26, is one of almost nine million people graduating and entering the job market this year at a time of great uncertainty, an issue that has the ruling Communist Party worried to the point that President Xi Jinping has made it a priority.The world’s second-largest economy may have rebounded sharply from a historic virus-induced contraction, but its young graduate jobless rate in June was more than three times that for urban unemployment. Ma was among hundreds of young faces streaming in and out of the job fair on a recent weekend in Zhengzhou, where employers in industries ranging from real estate to manufacturing were recruiting.Read also: Pandemic leaves first-time jobseekers in limboLike many others, the aspiring teacher is “at a loss” and wondering if she should settle for any job or hold off work for further education.”I have applied to seven or eight private schools, but only one has called me back for an interview,” she told AFP at the fair.last_img read more

Doc Rivers refutes report of a return to Orlando Magic

first_imgAnd does Rivers have the appetite to remain on the sidelines to coach the Clippers through some version of a rebuild?The suggestion that he may look to earn his paycheck elsewhere is only the beginning of the high stakes the Clippers will face this summer.Staying readyRivers caught some off guard earlier last week when he said Paul Pierce might be able to contribute down the stretch for the Clippers.Before Thursday night in Denver, Pierce had not played since Feb. 5 in Boston.“My job is just to be ready,” said Pierce, who plans to retire after this season. “I ain’t played too many games this year, so my job is just to stay ready.”In his 19th NBA season, Piere said his lack of court time this season has not affected his approach.“I’m thinking I’m going to play every game,” he said. “I prepare like I’m going to play every game. That’s how I prepare. I come here, I work, I prepare mentally, to get ready to play.”Rivers said Thursday that Pierce could help out as a smaller power forward in certain lineups.“He’s so smart,” Pierce said. “When we’re playing with the smaller four I think Paul can help us.”Pierce started the second and fourth quarters for the Clippers against Cleveland, finishing with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes. Mid-way through the fourth he scored on a one-handed dunk from the baseline. Rivers, whose primary residence is in the Orlando area, coached the Magic from 1999-2003.When Rivers arrived from Boston in 2013, he said, he established the goal of establishing a sense of “pride of place” with L.A.’s less popular NBA team.“When I took this job that was my goal,” he said. “I haven’t accomplished that yet. That’s my goal that drives me to make this a destination that you want to come to and have pride in. I think we’ve improved it greatly but it’s still not where… I haven’t reached my goal at all, and I’m fully aware of that.“I am a goal seeker, that’s who my life has been and that’s my goal right now. That’s my only goal.”The ramifications of another first round have the potential to be dramatic. Will Paul and Griffin want to reunite for yet another run when each of the first six together have been fraught with disappointment? Can they afford to pay Redick market value with the salary cap at an all-time high? LOS ANGELES >> Doc Rivers forcefully refuted a report that he is considering an offseason exit from the Clippers that would lead him back to the Orlando Magic, the team with which he got his start in coaching.“I have a past with the Magic,” Rivers said Saturday. “I have no future. My future’s here.”Rivers is in the third year of a five-year contract to serve as both the Clippers head coach and president basketball operations. However, with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick all set to hit free agency, there is a league-wide expectation that the Clippers roster could undergo a significant shakeup if the Clippers fail to make a deep run in the playoffs.According to a report from on Saturday, that could include Rivers. Depending on how the rest of the season plays out, the report suggests that owner Steve Ballmer could explore changes throughout the organization. If Rivers were seeking an exit strategy, the option that has coursed through the NBA’s grapevine would be a return to Orlando, where General Manager Rob Hennigan is on the hot seat.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Steelers trade up to get safety and record setting quarterback

first_imgEditor’s Note: To keep up with the latest news, opinion, lifestyles, sports and entertainment go to the Apple Store or Google Play and download the New Pittsburgh Courier App for iPhone, iPad or android devices. It’s free! Check it out and let us know what you think! FOURTH ROUND PICK— Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones passes against Texas A&M during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)by Smokin’ Jim FrazierThe Steelers traded away their third round pick in 2014 to the Cleveland Browns to get an additional pick in the fourth round and then drafted a safety and a quarterback.Safety Shamarko Thomas (5-9, 215), of Syracuse, led the team in tackles in 2012 and the defensive captain also led the team with three forced fumbles. Thomas is a highly intense, vocal team leader who is physically tough.Quarterback Landry Jones (6-4, 225), of Oklahoma, won the Sammy Baugh Award, given to the nation’s top passer in 2010. Jones became the Big 12’s all-time leader in passing yards with 16,646 yards in 2012 and 123 touchdowns in four years.Cornerback Terry Hawthorne (6-0, 195), of Illinois, led the team in interceptions in 2011 and was named the Kraft Hunger Bowl Defensive Player of the Game. Hawthorne averaged 21-yards on punt returns and has kickoff return experience.With their first pick in the sixth round the Steelers took Oklahoma wide-receiver Justin Brown. With their second pick in the sixth round they grabbed middle linebacker Vince Williams of Florida State.In the seventh round the Steelers selected defensive end Nick Williams of Samford and Pittsburgh also signed 15 undrafted rookies.Undrafted Fee Agents SignedBrian Arnfelt, DE, NorthwesternAlan Baxter, LB, Northern IllinoisReggie Dunn, WR, UtahNik Embernate, OT, San Diego StateMike Farrell, OT, Penn StateMike Golic Jr., OL, Notre DameCordian Hagans, DE, Louisiana-LafayetteChris Hubbard, G, UABOmar Hunter, DT, FloridaLuke Ingram, LS, HawaiiJoe Madsen, C, West VirginiaCurtis McNeal, RB, Southern CalAnthony Rashad White, DT, Michigan StateIvory Wade, C, BaylorJ.D. Woods, WR, West Virginialast_img read more

The Mission In Monmouth Beach To Build An Awesome Playground

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |MONMOUTH BEACH – It’s been nearly two decades since borough playgrounds have been renovated but a project is now underway to give Griffin Street Park a state-of-the-art upgrade.A $250,000 inclusive playground with new structures and an alternative surface to sand is in the works, thanks to a grassroots fundraising effort by residents that has won support from local and county government.“For almost two years now, myself and a bunch of other moms from town have been pushing for a new playground,” said Courtney Wladyka, who spearheads Monmouth Beach’s Project Playground. “We started going to borough meetings. Then we were directed to the county parks commission and now we’ve finally made some progress.”When Wladyka began bringing her toddlers to the park two years ago, weeds were sprouting up through the sandbox and the blacktop running track showed signs of fracturing and erosion from times when the Shrewsbury River overflowed.Wladyka took note of the hard steel surfaces underneath landings by the slides and swings, questionable sections of rust on the jungle gym and the site’s lack of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Monmouth Beach resident Courtney Wladyka stands in front of the Griffin Street Memorial Park Playground in Monmouth Beach, a facility she hopes to help renovate through fundraising efforts, a Monmouth County Park System grant, and further support from the borough.“When I started talking to other moms about it they didn’t hold back,” Wladyka said. “Aside from all of those concerns, they also noticed a lot of garbage around the playground and told me how some of their kids have even gotten hurt playing there. So we started thinking about organizing a cleanup but we soon realized the problem was a lot bigger than that.”After discussing the situation with town officials, Monmouth Beach submitted an application to the Monmouth County Park System, which administers the county Open Space Trust grants on behalf of the freeholders. It was approved and the borough was awarded $100,000 in 2017.Borough Commissioner Dave Stickle said, “I know Courtney is working to help offset the remaining cost of the project with donations and we’re all hopeful that she’ll be able to match the grant. But whatever she isn’t able to raise, the town will be able to make up the difference,” he said.Stickle said a plan for the final scope of the work will be formulated over the next couple of months and the signing of the grant agreement with Monmouth County is anticipated to follow in late July or August.Once the agreement is signed the borough can then put the work out to bid.“With the timeline we have in mind it may be a little ambitious but we’re hoping to have the work finished by the winter or early spring, so we can have it ready to go for the kids by next summer,” Stickle said. “This type of upgrade is absolutely needed in our community.”Until ground is broken, Wladyka’s fundraising schedule is in full swing. She recently wrapped up a Monmouth Beach apparel and tote bag sale, in which all proceeds generated were donated to the project. Wladyka will continue to sell borough-branded apparel, totes and reusable straws this summer at the Little Monmouth Beach Club, the borough farmer’s market and the town’s Church of the Precious Blood.The reusable straws are especially appropriate for Monmouth Beach, following the town’s bold action to ban all single-use plastic straws and containers at restaurants and other local establishments in order to curb pollution.The “Party for the Playground” July 28 will feature food, drinks and live music. Tickets for the event are $75 and all proceeds will be donated to the project. The fundraisers are also selling custom-engraved bricks and benches to be installed at the playground. Pricing and sizes of the bricks vary from 4 inches by 8 inches for $100 to 8 inches by 8 inches for $250 and twelve by twelves for $500. As of June 3, brick sales have generated $1,700 in funding for the project.“We’re ecstatic because this is actually going to happen,” Wladyka said, who expressed gratitude for the help from local and county officials along the way. “We just want to keep this momentum going and make sure that the grant money gets used or else we lose it.”Project Playground is one of two new playground proposals in the borough. Monmouth Beach Elementary is also working to establish a new playground on its campus. The school’s new playground will replace its current kindergarten playground, which will be removed to make room for a new all-purpose facility.Construction on the school project will begin this month, according to Monmouth Beach Superintendent Michael Ettore. “I think we all would agree that our playground being upgraded, and the playground across the street being renovated and upgraded, will only benefit our town and our residents,” Ettore said.Those wishing more information about the project or its fundraisers can contact Wladyka at [email protected] article was first published in the June 7-June 14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgTIZNOW PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Favored Motown Men steadied momentarily a furlong from home while shifting outside pacesetter Spirit Rules en route to an authoritative three quarter length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes, getting one mile in 1:35.77. Trained by Ted H. West and owned by Gulliver Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old gelding by Decarchy, who came off a close third place finish in the Grade III Precisionist Stakes May 2, got his first stakes win and his sixth career tally from 29 starts. (The Tiznow, run as Santa Anita’s ninth race, is part of the Golden State Series which is restricted to horses bred or sired in California).“Going into the far turn, I had the rail and my horse was really running,” said Baze, who got his third stakes win of the day in the Tiznow. “When I grabbed him (approaching the furlong pole), I didn’t really know if he would get goin’ again. For a split second, I kind of had to jump (Spirit Rules’) heels and then he reached back and got them one more time…He’s an honest horse. He wants to win. It’s been an awesome day.”Heavily favored at 4-5 in a field of 10 older horses, Motown Men paid $3.80, $3.00 and $2.60. Claimed three starts back on March 8 for $40,000, “Mo” has won two races for his new connections and his overall mark now stands at 29-6-6-5. With the winner’s share of $90,000, his earnings now stand at $384,459.“I don’t think he’s ever come from off the pace on the inside like that,” said West. “I remember when we claimed him, somebody said, ‘He’s a good horse, but I think he’s a need-the-lead type.’ Not only was he not on the lead, he was down on the rail taking some dirt. I didn’t know how he’d respond, but I didn’t have to wait too long to see…We’ll probably give him some time. This is three races in six weeks.”Ridden by Iggy Puglisi, Spirit Rules set fractions of 22.55, 45.59, 1:09.49 and 1:22.35 and was second best, finishing two lengths in front of Solid Wager for the place. Spirit Rules paid $10.80 and $8.80.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Solid Wager, who was off at 23-1, rallied from last for third money and paid $6.00 to show.last_img read more

Evolution 101: Pro-Evolution Educational Website Opens

first_imgBerkeley has a new website for educators and students named Understanding Evolution. For students, it presents topics on (1) Nature of Science, (2) Evolution 101, (3) Evidence, (4) Relevance of Evolution, (5) Misconceptions, and (6) History of Evolutionary Thought. For teachers, there is additional material on (6) Teaching Evolution, (7) Overcoming Roadblocks, (8) Potential Pitfalls, (9) Readings and Resources.This website is nicely designed and easy to use. It was probably written in response to what Darwin Party defenders like Eugenie Scott lamented about the anti-evolution websites that some teachers are using (see 02/27/2004 entry). The typical arguments and just-so stories are all here, simplified and easily digested without much thought, along with preventive medicine to anesthetize uncooperative students. Some of the answers are really lame (see origin of life, for instance; it sidesteps the issue, tells big lies with glittering generalities and illustrates it with cartoon humor). This website won’t teach students much about evolution, but it could provide a good practice pad for baloney detecting. The Darwin Party does not want students to know the best arguments for intelligent design or best evidences for creation. They want to construct a straw man to quell the opposition, and via selective evidence, present a sanitized, non-threatening version of evolution. The opposition wants students to thoroughly understand both sides. Like Phillip Johnson often remarks, he wants students to learn more evolution than the schools are teaching them. That includes the many deep and serious problems and controversies involved in all aspects of the belief system. The best proposal would be to allow students to compare and contrast this site with some of the best anti-evolution websites (see 02/13/2004 entry, for instance, and take your pick from creationism connection). It may be too late, however. A leading creationist professor (with a PhD from Harvard who studied under Stephen Jay Gould) recently remarked that, in his experience, today’s students are so clueless about history and science that teaching either view would be unlikely to produce any effect other than a glazed stare. Young people have no knowledge of the issues involved in the Scopes Trial or any number of other subjects related to creation vs. evolution. He said the only topic they can speak on with any interest is the latest movie. Perhaps the dumbing down of America has made the “Understanding Evolution” website an exercise in futility for the masses. We hope any students reading Creation-Evolution Headlines are glorious exceptions.(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Should I continue farming?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Given the low prices of many farm commodities and a price outlook that may not be positive in the near term, you may be considering exiting agriculture. Making a decision to sell part or your entire farm is not easy and brings with it a great deal of emotions. Farmers have told me they worry about being seen as a failure, the impact a sale will have on family and employees, or what they will do with their life after the sale. These are realistic concerns. It’s important that you don’t let emotions drive the decision-making process. Sometimes difficult business decisions must be made to preserve what is still left and plan for the future.Finding someone you trust, who has good listening skills, and with whom you are comfortable discussing the details of your business, finances, goals, and options can be very helpful. That person may not have the answers to all of your questions, but if they are willing to listen, they can offer advice and suggest people who can help.Think of the following pages as a framework from which to begin the process of selling some or your whole farm. Evaluate• Financial situation: What is the total amount of all debt obligations, to whom do you owe money, and how much is owed to each creditor? What is your net worth? Knowing the answers to these basic questions is important, regardless of your business or performance, and necessary to evaluate what and how many assets will need to sell.• Goals/needs: Do you need to sell all or part of your assets? Can you retain assets to farm part-time? Is there another enterprise worth investigating? Does it make sense to relocate and start a new business? Are you at a stage in life where it’s best to retire and enjoy time with family, travel, or enjoy a hobby?• Life after farming: What skills do you possess? You are more than “just a farmer” — you probably have skills and/or education as a mechanic, electrician, carpenter, mason, nutritionist, agronomist, etc. You have worked with livestock and machinery. You may have an advanced degree that you can put to use. You certainly have a great deal of practical, hands-on experience.Your experiences, training, education, and skills will help you focus on finding your next career. Maybe now is a time to take classes to increase your skills to enter a new career. Talk to neighbors, family, and friends to let them know you are looking for a job. State and county governments, as well as private companies, can assist you with identifying skills and job openings. DecisionsYou and your business partners have agreed that a sale of assets is the best available option, but you don’t know where to begin. The following can help you get the process started, answer questions, and/or raise issues you might not have considered.Begin with a current balance sheet. A balance sheet will provide you with a snapshot of your assets and liabilities at the time the inventories were recorded and values placed on them. The balance sheet will also show your current and non-current debt obligations.Determine whether you will sell all of your assets or a portion. If only a portion, which assets? If you are going to focus on crop production, you may want to retain tractor(s), tillage equipment, planter or drill, harvest equipment, etc.If assets are listed as collateral for loans, start talking to lenders immediately about how to handle the sale, discharging the lien, and the use of sale proceeds. Meet with a farm appraisal real-estate professional to determine a reasonable value for the acres and any real estate assets you plan to sell. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a private sale, going through a realtor, or having a public auction.If you use a realtor or auctioneer, determine the cost, services provided, and what is expected of you. Talk to more than one real-estate professional, request references, and ask that terms discussed be in writing.Will the projected sale income be enough to cover debt obligations? If not, what is the next plan of action? If the sale of livestock isn’t enough to pay your debts, what else needs to be included? Maybe it’s milking equipment, stalls, feed mixer. While it provides a one-time cash infusion, the sale of timber or minerals may provide extra income. The sale of real estate is an option. You may not want to sell all of your acreage, but maybe there are a few acres you could sell. Involve an attorneyContact one early and make them aware of your plans. There may be issues related to the sale you hadn’t considered (for example, say you plan to divide a parcel into building lots, there may be zoning or other regulations to follow and associated court filings).Meet with your tax advisor/accountant. There are going to be tax implications from the sale of assets. How many dollars must be set aside to meet tax obligations or liabilities? A tax professional can help you implement strategies to minimize the tax bill. As a financial advisor once told me, the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is about seven years. Help is availableComing to and making a decision to exit farming is not easy and is filled with a great deal of emotions and stress. There are people and agencies/organizations that can help, including:Family or close friendsClergyLicensed counselorsMedical professionalsOhio State University Extension professionals. You can easily find the telephone number of any Extension office by clicking on: Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255Online resources: Alliance on Mental Illness1-800-950-NAMI (6264)Online resources: counties have professionals available for counselingOhio Workforce Training: Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development: Arriving at the decision to sell will not be easy. Find someone with whom you can share your feelings and don’t see yourself as a failure. Talk to professionals, get answers to your questions, and make the best possible decisions. There are many people who can help you through this process.last_img read more

Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.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 shutoutThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open View comments LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldo

first_imgLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more