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first_imgPBA MEDIA BUREAUMeralco Bolts’ import Allen Durham (2nd from left) speaks during a press conference for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup finals on Tuesday, Oct. 10. [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Mike Ott saves Azkals, scores to draw Yemen ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, October 12, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/sports-durham.jpg’ attachment=’120309′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Mike Ott came up with the game-tying goal as Philippine Azkals settled for a 1-1 draw with Yemen in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers match on Tuesday night at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Doha, Qatar.Trailing 1-0 following a conversion from Yemen’s Tawfik Ali, the Filipino men’s football team managed to equalize in the 88th minute on a conversion by Ott from a pass by Paul Mulders.With the outcome, Azkals remained on top of Group F standings with 8 points on two victories and two draws, while Yemen is on second place with 6 points on one win and three draws.Azkals started aggressive in the match with early shot attempts from Iain Ramsay, Phil Younghusband and Kevin Ingreso, but these were denied by the defense of Yemen’s goalkeeper.The Yemenis also had chances to score but Azkals’ goalkeeper Neil Etheridge blocked their attempts. Both teams were goalless by halftime.Azkals again attempted to score early in the second half courtesy of Hikaru Minegishi but failed to find its mark. Yemen finally broke the drought with Ali scoring from inside the box.Since then, the Yemenis tightened their defense, limiting the shot attempts of Azkals, until the 88th minute when Ott managed to sneak a strike from close range for a 1-1 score.“It’s pretty disappointing not to get the 3 points but we fought hard ’til the end,” said Younghusband. “But there are still a lot of positives in this game. We are still on top. We will learn from our mistakes in this game.”Azkals aims to end up at least in the top two of its group to advance to the next round of the quadrennial international event./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/themes/enfold/config-templatebuilder/avia-template-builder/images/placeholder.jpg’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image]last_img read more

first_img KEYWORDS KYOTO – Former Japan coach and current England boss Eddie Jones said Tuesday he didn’t care what pool his team ends up in when the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is made Wednesday at Kyoto State Guest House.“I don’t look at it like that,” he told Kyodo News. “To win a World Cup you need to win seven games so it doesn’t matter who you get, you need to prepare well.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Eddie Jones, 2019 Rugby World Cup, Kyoto State Guest House, Web Ellis Cup center_img Jones coached Australia to the silver medal in 2003 before helping South Africa win the Webb Ellis Cup four years later.He guided Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.“It doesn’t affect the way you plan but it does mean you specialize the preparation on what is the important game in the group,” Jones said of finding out what five teams make up each of the four pools in the round-robin stage of the tournament. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

first_imgNational track and field athletes preparing for this weeks selection trials in Kimbe received a big psychological boost last Friday, thanks to TNT Air Cargo which airfreighted free of charge seven boxes of track spikes and jogging shoes from Brisbane. The shoes had been bought overseas by Athletics PNG and were consolidated in Brisbane by team manageress Nola Peni. Meeting the high cost of freight had been a big concern for APNG until TNT general manager Troy Park stepped in with his generous offer to ship the shoes to Lae. The arrival of the consignment coincided with the arrival in Lae of the squad of 42 athletes from Goroka who overnighted prior to leaving for Kimbe on the MV Chebu.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea….Embed from Getty Images Manchester United and Arsenal want Tiemoue Bakayoko, it is claimed.The France international has failed to impress since being signed by Chelsea from Monaco and he spent last season on loan at AC Milan.AdChoices广告Arsenal were recently linked with him and French radio station RMC have claimed that the Gunners, United and Paris St-Germain are all keen.Palace again linked with JamesEmbed from Getty Images Crystal Palace have again been linked with Chelsea youngster Reece James.The young right-back impressed on loan at Wigan last season and Chelsea want him to sign a new contract.The Sun say Palace are keen to buy James or take him on loan as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was recently sold to Manchester United.The Sun declare that Palace are “prepared to wait” until James recovers from an ankle injury – he is expected to be fit again next month – and until Chelsea get a verdict on their appeal against a transfer ban, which could deter the Blues from allowing players to leave.center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe 27-year-old is currently at Belgian side Standard Liège and has travelled to London to face Arsenal in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday.Even though he didn’t represent Tottenham during his time with them, he had the opportunity of playing at the Emirates when Leyton Orient lost 5-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup.Prior to the clash between the Jupiler Pro League club and Unai Emery’s side, the DR Congo international was asked what he thinks of the Gunners’ home stadium.“What I remember about the Emirates Stadium? The decor and the field are impressive, the atmosphere is a lot less,” Het Laatste Nieuws quoted the winger as saying.“It is not Sclessin [Standard’s home stadium]… Three thousand Standard fans are coming today, we will hear more [from them] than Arsenal’s [supporters].”Embed from Getty ImagesThough M’Poku was in London for only three years, he calls the English capital his “second home” and has spoken about his admiration for Tottenham.“I go there whenever I can and I still have many friends there. I still have Tottenham’s home jersey. That club is in my heart,” he explained.Standard and Arsenal won their first group stage fixture of the Europa League, and M’Poku is aware the clash against the Gunners will not be an easy one for his side.“What should we watch out for? They go at ten thousand km/hour and miss only a few opportunities. But you dream of such matches…” the player concluded.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undo Paul-José M’Poku spent three years at Tottenham Hotspur between 2008 and 2011 and in his final season at Spurs, they loaned him out to Leyton Orient.last_img read more

first_imgNew recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.To guide these improvements, CDC has released a new resource: Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes. The Core Elements for Nursing Homes expand upon CDC’s recommendation last year that all acute care hospitals implement an antibiotic stewardship program designed to optimize treatment of infections while reducing adverse events associated with antibiotic use.Protecting nursing home residentsThe Core Elements provide practical ways for nursing homes to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities. The guide provides examples of how antibiotic use can be monitored and improved by nursing home leadership and staff. The companion checklist can be used to assess policies and practices already in place and to review progress in expanding stewardship activities on a regular basis. However, depending on resources, some facilities may need more time to implement all these important protections. Ultimately, nursing home antibiotic stewardship activities should, at a minimum, include the following:Leadership commitment: Demonstrate support and commitment to safe and appropriate antibiotic use.Accountability: Identify leaders who are responsible for promoting and overseeing antibiotic stewardship activities at the nursing home.Drug expertise: Establish access to experts with experience or training in improving antibiotic use.Action: Take at least one new action to improve the way antibiotics are used in the facility.Tracking: Measure how antibiotics are used and the complications (e.g., C. difficile infections) from antibiotics in the facility.Reporting: Share information with healthcare providers and staff about how antibiotics are used in the facility.Education: Provide resources to healthcare providers, nursing staff, residents and families to learn about antibiotic resistance and opportunities for improving antibiotic use.As part of the plan, within three years CDC will provide technical assistance to federal facilities (e.g., those operated by the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Indian Health Service) and other large health systems to scale up implementation and assess interventions to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing, extend effective interventions to long-term care settings, and ensure long-term sustainability of antibiotic stewardship efforts.last_img read more

first_img First Published: 16th July, 2020 07:53 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 16th July, 2020 07:53 IST Column: First Summer Camp, Then A Season Like No Other The big sports news from Los Angeles this week — other than the sensational outfield play of clubhouse attendant Francisco “Chico” Herrera — was that the Dodgers will join some other teams and sell fan cutouts to fill seats at Dodger Stadium Associated Press Television News The big sports news from Los Angeles this week — other than the sensational outfield play of clubhouse attendant Francisco “Chico” Herrera — was that the Dodgers will join some other teams and sell fan cutouts to fill seats at Dodger Stadium.Which, of course, immediately brought up the question: Will they be like real Dodger fans and leave after the seventh inning?Not that it really matters. Like Chico, the cardboard cutouts are just one more reminder that everything is not as you think you see it in Major League Baseball.Still, as we edge toward the first midsummer opening day in baseball history, we’ve seen enough in what MLB euphemistically calls summer camp to come to this conclusion:A season like no other is really no season at all.Cardboard cutouts in the stands. Players you struggle to name shuffling on and off the field. Rules that appear to have been made up in some fantasy geek convention.And, worst of all, 60 measly games to decide things — assuming a miracle happens and the season actually goes to plan.The future of baseball — at least in the near term — is coming into focus. Unfortunately, it seems about as real as the cardboard cutouts that will occupy the Dodger Stadium seats behind home plate normally populated by Hollywood elite.Actually, Commissioner Rob Manfred and company should have turned to Hollywood for this abbreviated version of a baseball season. The masters of the silver screen might have had enough tricks to roll out to be able to fool fans to make them believe the whole thing is worthwhile.It’s not, as the intrasquad games that will prepare most teams for the weeks ahead have shown. They’ve been drab affairs that only highlight the absurdity of trying to play a compressed season in the midst of a raging pandemic.It doesn’t figure to get much better once the real games begin, if only because Chico won’t be patrolling left field for the Dodgers.In normal times, Herrera does laundry, lays out the clubhouse buffet and attends to the daily wants and desires of players at Dodger Stadium. But with players straggling in late, manager Dave Roberts told him to put on a uniform and run after anything hit to left field.After a rocky start, he threw out a runner at second base in one game and robbed Mookie Betts of extra bases with a nice catch in another. He even scored once and advanced to third base on an outfield fly ball when put in to pinch run.That was enough to make Justin Turner put on a T-shirt that said “Let Chico Hit.” It was enough to get Dodger announcer Orel Hershisher on the bandwagon, and enough to get a smile out of anyone who ever dreamed of putting on a big league uniform.But Chico will be back folding socks in the clubhouse when the season opens. Fans will have to find something else to pique their interest, and announcers will have to search for something else to fill the long, silent moments that will be Baseball 2020.My guess is they’re not going to find it on the field. They might not even recognize the game they’ve known and loved for so long.About the only positive slant you can put on the season — and that’s looking real hard — is that the games mean more because there are a lot fewer of them than normal.“It’s going to be some of the most exciting baseball you’ve seen,” Cleveland pitcher Mike Clevinger said. “You’ve got a 60-game race to the end. Everybody’s in it. This is going to be the time to watch baseball.”That could prove true, even if the only real reason to play the season is so owners can pocket TV money and players can get part of their salaries. The World Series title — assuming there even is a World Series — won’t come with an asterisk attached but with an abbreviated schedule, and with no fans to cheer players on, it won’t seem the same to anyone.I mean, what’s the point of even winning a championship if you can’t have a parade to celebrate it?Get past the excitement about actually seeing games — which should dissipate in a week or so — and there’s not a lot left. Turn up the fake crowd noise all you want, but there’s not much to cheer about, even if you look up and suddenly see a runner on second base in the 10th inning of a tie game.Meanwhile, the shadow of the coronavirus will hang over everything. Masks will be everywhere, the chatter will be about positive tests rather than home runs and the chances of every team will rely heavily on limiting the number of players who get sick.Perhaps worst of all, Chico will never get an at bat. The former junior college shortstop will return to his duties in the clubhouse when the best summer camp of his life ends. He will have to be content washing uniforms instead of wearing one.Let’s hope his fellow players leave him a big tip.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVEcenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgNigeria’s U15 National Boys Team, known as the Future Eagles, has been invited to take part in an Eight-Nation Tournament in Japan in June this year.The tournament, which is known as the U16 International Dream Cup, started in 2015 and has welcomed teams from a number of the world’s leading football nations, including France, Spain, and The Netherlands. Senegal, Mali and Guinea are among the African nations to have participated in previous editions.Team Administrator of the U15 National Boys Team, Adewale Adeyinka told thenff.com on Wednesday that the NFF has already responded positively to the invitation.Players for the U15 National Boys Team are selected during the annual NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship. Last year, the Future Eagles won the silver medal of the football event at the 3rd African Youth Games held in Algiers. A good number of the players made the U17 National Team that won the WAFU Cup Tournament in the Niger Republic in September last year, to qualify for this year’s Africa U17 Cup of Nations taking place in Tanzania.At the U16 International Dream Cup Tournament, host Japan, Chile and France finished in that order at the inaugural edition in 2015, while Mali, Japan, and Hungary were the top teams in 2016. Host Japan, The Netherlands, and Guinea were top of the pile in 2017, and last year, Spain, Paraguay, and Senegal finished in that order.This year’s tournament will hold 12th – 16th June in the city of Sendai, Japan.Relatedlast_img read more

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! PELE has named Lionel Messi as the greatest player on the planet just months before siding with arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.The Brazil legend is widely regarded as one of the best footballers of all time and revealed he would have relished the chance to link up with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.Pele named Lionel Messi as greatest player on the planet just months before siding with Cristiano RonaldoThe 79-year-old, who holds the Guinness World Record as top scorer of all time with 1,281 goals, helped Brazil win three World Cups between 1958-1970.And while he stayed loyal to Brazilian club Santos for 18 years, it has taken him just a month to switch allegiances from Ronaldo to Messi in the “greatest of all time” debate.Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazil legend said: “I think of Leo Messi.“He is a skilled player, gives assists, passes, scores, dribbles well.“If we were in the team together, the opponents should worry about two players, not just one!“Today, Messi is the most complete player.”Ronaldo, 35, has scored an eye-watering 725 goals in 1000 total games over the course of his glittering career.But Messi, three years his junior, also boasts an amazing record, having bagged 697 goals in 856 games.Sun Sport recently brought to you what the superstars say about each other in the GOAT debate that divides football fans across the globe. Pele hailed Neymar as the third best player in his eyes, but believes world class aces are scarce in the modern game. And he included his old rival Maradona in the list, despite snubbing his South American counterpart last time out.He continued: “Once, you found two or three in every country with a great football culture.“Eusebio, (Antonio) Simoes, (Johan) Cruyff, (Franz) Beckenbauer, (Diego) Maradona, Garrincha, Didi. How many did I say? There were so many.“Today we have two or three in all. Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, I would say Neymar, who in Brazil has not yet managed to become a great figure.”Only a month ago, Pele had named Ronaldo as the greatest footballer to grace this generation before casually switching allegiances.He told YouTube channel Pilhado: “Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo.“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent. You can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.”The former Brazil star named a host of other contenders for the top spot but not without insisting that he is in fact still the greatest player on the planet.He added: “It is a question that is difficult to answer. We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.“And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.“Now, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all.”Before the Messi- Ronaldo debate, Pele and Maradona ruled the roost during the 1970s and 1980s.Both claim to be the greatest footballer of all time and neither one has seen eye-to-eye over the years.Cristiano Ronaldo’s son imitates Juventus superstar father’s famous Sii celebration Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGlast_img read more