Bulls hope to set return date for LaVine early next week

first_imgRockets win without Harden, rout Magic Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LaVine averaged 18.9 points in 47 games for Minnesota last season before tearing the ACL in his left knee. The Bulls acquired him along with Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.Hoiberg spoke before Wednesday’s matchup with Toronto. The Bulls’ first home game after the upcoming trip is against Houston on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to the loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 2, 2016 in New York City.The New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls hope to decide on a return date for guard Zach LaVine early next week.LaVine will travel with the team to games at Dallas and Indiana on Friday and Saturday. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the two-time slam dunk champion will meet with doctors, trainers, management and coaches after the Bulls return home.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics’ Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. They both took winding paths to get here, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season. LeBron James is looking to join an elite list of players to appear in eight consecutive NBA finals. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON — The jerseys and venues will be the same, but so much has changed since the last time Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics met in the Eastern Conference finals.Kyrie Irving was dealt to Boston in a blockbuster offseason deal for Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. But following a roster upheaval in February , the Cavs were left with only five players from last year’s team that rolled past the Celtics 4-1 to earn a place in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshots shut down Batang Pier Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rozier has flourished in a starting role since Irving was sidelined in mid-March. It’s carried over into the postseason where he is averaging 18.2 points per game. And Tatum is coming of a series against Philadelphia that saw him average 23.6 points per game — the second-highest by a Celtics rookie in franchise history.“I feel like we more together (than last year),” Rozier said. “Obviously guys been going down all year and it’s like you never know who’s going to down. But we found a way, we pulled together.”As for Rozier’s prediction for the series?“Stay tuned,” he said.Some other things of note in the Eastern Conference finals:BUCKEYE ROOTSLike James, Rozier first bounced a ball in Northeast Ohio.Rozier is from Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb on Cleveland’s east side. He’s been on James’ hoops radar since he was a high school freshman. And while Rozier has been a breakout star in these playoffs to NBA fans, James knew he would eventually shine.“He was a confident kid then when I watched him at Shaker. And he’s a confident player now, so I’m not surprised,” James said. “He’s gotten better and better. It was a steal when they drafted him out of Louisville, and he’s just showcasing his abilities. … So, everybody is going crazy over what he’s doing but I’m not. He’s a local guy.”(TD) GARDEN PARTY Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “You dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA and even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered and I think I’ve done that in my career,” he said. “Just trying to add onto it while I can.”The series starts Sunday in Boston. This is the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with the Celtics leading 4-3.The Celtics are seeking their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010, when they got past James and the Cavs in the East semifinals.Since Irving’s injury, Celtics coach Brad Stevens has relied heavily on veteran Al Horford and a youthful corps that includes 24-year-olds Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart, 21-year-old Jaylen Brown and 20-year-old rookie Jayson Tatum.Horford is averaging career playoff-high 17 points per game, while carrying the leadership torch.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Boston has become a preferred spring destination for James.After a 2-9 start to his playoff career in New England, James has won his six straight postseason games on the road against the Celtics, a streak that began with his epic 45-point, 15-rebound performance in Game 6 for Miami in the 2012 conference finals. In those six wins, James averaged 34.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.James has averaged 30.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists while going 8-9 on Boston parquet’s hardwood.Since losing two straight series with Cleveland to Boston in 2008 and 2010, James has eliminated the Celtics four times, going 8-1 in the past two matchups.CELTIC PRIDEIndiana pushed Cleveland to seven games in the opening round. The Pacers were physical, resilient and confident.The Cavs feel the young Celtics might be a greater challenge.“Boston is better than Indiana,” Cavs forward Kyle Korver said. “With as much respect as we have for Indiana, obviously, they took us to seven, I think defensively Boston is elite. They’re really good. They’re always in the right spot. They have a great game plan.“For sure the Indiana series has prepared us for the playoffs in a lot of ways. Now that we’re through that series, we’re glad.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Irving will watch this year’s rematch from the sideline after a pair of knee surgeries late in the regular season denied him an opportunity to play this postseason. It was the capstone of an injury-plagued year in Boston that also saw the seasons of Gordon Hayward and rookie Daniel Theis truncated.The one constant has been Cleveland’s LeBron James, who at age 33 has again found another gear in the playoffs despite the different pieces surrounding him. His 34.3 scoring average in these playoffs is his highest since the 2009 postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJames can become the sixth player in league history to play in at least eight consecutive NBA Finals. The five others who have done so all played with the Celtics, led by Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s run of 10 straight appearances.James hasn’t yet had a chance to reflect on his own run but says he isn’t taking anything for granted at this point in his career. 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Adamson, FEU pass character test to book semis berths

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ As gold hunt begins, spotlight falls on women’s volleyball In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Later, FEU mounted a strong rally in the fourth before pulling off a come-from-behind win over University of the Philippines, 15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-23, 15-7.The Lady Tamaraws, who tied the Tigresses at second place with a 5-1 card, trailed 16-21 in the fourth set before breaking out with a searing run to extend the match and eventually win after an easy fifth frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Lady Maroons still have a chance to make the Final Four but it will have to win against San Beda on Aug. 26, the last elimination round day.Adamson, working on a system that it hopes to key success in the collegiate season, will take on struggling teams San Beda and San Sebastian in the coming days as it gears for a sweep of the eliminations. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award France Ronquillo of Far Eastern University rises to deliver a kill past the defense of University of the Philippines’Marian Buitre and Lorielyn Bernardo. —AUGUST DELA CRUZFar Eastern University and Adamson passed a major test of character with victories over tough foes to make the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Adamson woke up from an opening set stupor to bring down erstwhile undefeated University of Santo Tomas, 15-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20, and virtually clinch the No. 1 slot in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Things didn’t look good in the first set as the Lady Falcons groped for form amid the strong start of the Tigresses.But that was all UST could muster after entering the match without rookie Eya Laure, who is nursing an injured right shoulder.Coach Airess Padda said she wasn’t happy with how her Lady Falcons closed the match, adding that they need to establish the “right mix of playing hard, being focused and having fun.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

EU Urges Holistic Approach to Supporting Health Sector

first_imgAs reports emerge about a decline in Ebola cases and international partners rush into affected countries with assistance, the European Union (EU) is calling for total concentration on all matters relating to health and not just the Ebola crisis.The Managing Director for Crisis Response and Operational Coordinator at the European External Action Service (EEAS), Agostino Miozzo, yesterday told a press briefing in Monrovia that other diseases including diarrhea, typhoid and malaria, are prevalent in the sub-region, and they can claim lives along side Ebola.Mr. Miozzo is the head of a high level EU delegation which is visiting the three Ebola- affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.He told the press conference that if, in the international response, attention is paid only to Ebola, other emergencies will occur in a few months from now and people will continue to die from treatable diseases.“We need to keep our vigilance on the entire health situation in the three affected countries and not just Ebola,” he urged.Besides, Mr. Miozzo said food security and education are equally important in the crisis and they should be addressed simultaneously because they go side by side.He indicated that food security is important and if attention is not paid to it, another problem will occur while trying to address one at a time.He said schools are now closed in the midst of the Ebola crisis and students are sitting down, which, he lamented, is a bad sign for the young people who need to acquire education.Giving the background of his delegation’s visit, Mr. Miozzo said EU member countries are seeing the need for the Union to scale up the quality and quantity of EU’s intervention in the Ebola crisis.  The delegation was here also to assess the situations in the affected countries and to report back to Brussels.“We do not want to duplicate interventions.  The purpose of the visit is to assess the interventions by international partners including the United States, talk with them and know exactly what we at EU will be doing in the crisis.  This is a regional crisis and we must take a regional approach because we cannot free one country and leave out the others,” Mr. Miozzo said.He added that they cannot approach the situation as a single unit; it should be done comprehensively with other partners.He also reiterated EU’s opposition to isolation and said those countries affected cannot be isolated. The disease, he said, is a virus that cannot stop because of isolation.The Managing Director for Crisis Response and Operation did not comment on the current information about decline in Ebola cases.  He, however, commended Liberians and the international community for their roles in responding to the crisis.He said they see more improvements in the Liberian Ebola response, which he described as “fantastic.”He, however, warned that Ebola has not totally left and even if cases drop, people should always be careful because it can resurface at any time.The press conference was attended by EU Delegation head, Ambassador Antillio Pacifici and members of the visiting delegation.EU is one of Liberia’s partners that have significantly contributed to the Ebola crisis. Besides millions of Euros the Union is providing to support government’s budget and address medical issues, it has offered to transport some Ebola materials and assign health workers in the three affected countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Austerity Measure’ Suffers Lawmakers

first_imgMinister of State for Presidential Affiars, Nathaniel McGill…One of them says five months, no payContrary to claims by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill, that the government only owed one month salary in arrears to its employees, including the lawmakers, Nimba County District #2 Representative, Prince Tokah, said that government has not paid members of the 54th Legislature for “four to five months,” thereby making the lawmakers vulnerable to public ridicule.McGill told the Voice of America African Service recently that the government will pay the arrears by the end of February 2020 with the help of international partners.But in sharp reaction, Rep. Tokpah said it was unnecessary for lawmakers to extend the emergency session, which President George Weah has called for seven days to discuss the current economic challenges, “because the Executive feels we would have by then finished the work as contained in the special session in one week.”Tokpa’s statement came shortly after a communication from Samuel G. Kogar, Nimba County District #5 Representative, requested the august body to extend its emergency session for another week to enable the lawmakers discuss issues of national concern with their respective constituencies.In that regard, Rep. Tokpah said that lawmakers have not been paid for the past four to five months, and therefore, it was time for the lawmakers to return to their various farms to put food on the their family’s table, rather than coming to session to discuss “nothing but trash.”“For me, I will not accept an extension of the session,” Rep. Tokpah said, noting, “It is because I have to go back on my farm to get my family going. I cannot sit here, and do the executive’s job, while Christmas and New Year are just around the corner; and that people are dying of common diseases, because there is no food, and money to buy medication to improve our own children’s lives.”Francis S. Dopoh, River Gee Country District #3 Representative, like many of his colleagues, said that the one-week extension was necessary, “provided if the legislature can discuss the current economic challenges and make the necessary recommendations.”Rep. Dopoh said if the legislature closed session today, Tuesday, some of the lawmakers will not address the reason why President Weah called for the emergency session, because the economy  will never improve with the presence of Samuel Tweah as Minister of Finance and Development Planning, who have totally violated the public finance law of the country.He said that Minister Tweah needs to appear before the House of Representatives to address the current economic woes.Dopoh argued that Mr. Tweah has failed to present the 2018/2019, annual report, and the first quarter to the legislature up to present as of December 9.He said that Mr. Tweah has also refused to present to the legislature government’s financial consolidated statement that has caused the first branch of government not to know how many dollars in the country’s account.“When the president took over, he told us that the country was broke; we need to know the current status of the country economically; and how many dollars in our account,” Dopoh said.Meanwhile, a source at the legislature informed the Daily Observer that the government “has paid a good number of the lawmakers” for the month of July, while others are yet to be paid.The body mandated Rep. Kogar to write a resolution, according to article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution and have the signature of one-fourth members before they can accept any extension of the session.Article 32 (b) provides that the President shall, on his initiative or upon the receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each house, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call for a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss, or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD SCOOPS TOP AWARD

first_imgThe achievements of the Donegal County Enterprise Board has been celebrated at an awards event in Belfast.Eight firms from across Ulster, including new businesses and successful exporters, were presented with prizes in the regional stage of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards in association with the Belfast Telegraph, Invest NI and InterTradeIreland.The winners at the ceremony at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast were Bubblebum in Derry, which took home the start-up business award. Wholeschool Software in Belfast triumphed in the innovation and emerging technology category, while Andor Technology won the international business award. An award for social entrepreneurship went to Donegal County Enterprise Fund, while the prize for a family-run business went to Wilsons Auctions in Newtownabbey.The prize for environmental friendliness went to Envirogreen Recycling in Coalisland, while Wilson’s Country Foods in Craigavon won an accolade for agri food and drink. A prize for service businesses went to Autoline Insurance Group in Newry.Ian Jordan of Ulster Bank congratulated the winners, who will now take part in an all-Island final in Dublin on April 14.Mr Jordan said: “There were almost 400 entries to the awards, which in itself is encouraging. Even more pleasing is the high quality of many of the entries, including a large number of new and emerging companies. “There were however a number of Ulster businesses that stood out for particular recognition and we are delighted to present these eight companies with their awards. We wish them the best of luck in the all-island stage of the scheme.”DONEGAL COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD SCOOPS TOP AWARD was last modified: January 31st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BUDGET 2016: HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

first_imgMinister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin have delivered their budget for 2016.Most of the ‘goodies’ were leaked well beforehand.The biggest change is the reduction in the hate Universal Social Charge; pensions are up slightly as is child benefit. Smokers were hit again with 50c on a packet of ciggies. Here’s the latest from RTE:Universal Social ChargeEntry threshold to USC to rise from €12,012 to €13,000. The 1.5% rate reduced to 1% for first €12,012 of income, while 3.5% rate drops to 3% on increased threshold of €18,668. The top rate of 7% reduced to 5.5% for income in excess of €18,668 up to €70,044.Excise Duty on Cigarettes Excise on pack of 20 cigarettes to increase by 50c, making most cigarette packs cost €10.50 from midnight tonight.Childcare, Child Benefit and Children’s GP CareEarly Childcare and Education scheme to be extended which will see free childcare for children aged three up until they are five and half, or until they begin primary school. Child benefit to increase by €5 to €140 per month for every child. Free GP Care extended to all children under 12 years of age.PensionsPensions to increase by €3 per week for recipients aged 66 and over. Other Welfare and grants: Christmas Bonus, Fuel Allowance and Respite Care GrantChristmas bonus for people in receipt of social welfare increased to 75%; Fuel Allowance to increase by €2.50 per week; and Respite Care Grant is restored to €1,700.Carer Tax Credit, Self-employed and Small Business Owner Tax CreditCarer tax credit increased by €190 to €1,000 per year, while a €550 tax credit is introduced for small business owners and the self employed. Minimum WageMinimum wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour from 1 January 2016.Capital Acquisitions Tax and Capital Gains TaxCAT Group A tax free threshold for transfers between parents and their children raised from €225,000 to €280,000. Revised Capital Gains Tax relief from 2016 sees reduced rate of 20% for disposal in whole or part of a business up to an overall limit of €1m in chargeable gains.Teacher and Garda Recruitment2,260 new additional teaching posts, including 600 new resource teachers. Furthermore there will be an extra 610 special needs assistants.Pupil teacher ratio at primary schools to be reduced from 28 to 1 to 27 to 1, secondary level ratio to fall from 19 to 1 to 18.7 to 1.Funding announced to recruit and train an additional 600 gardaí.Pension Fund LevyThe remaining pension fund levy of 0.15% introduced in 2014 and 2015 will end this year and will not apply in 2016.ATM and Debit Card Charges12c charge to be introduced on ATM transactions as a replacement for the current €5 stamp duty on debit and ATM cards.Commercial Motor TaxThe maximum rate of commercial motor tax will be €900 per annum, down from €5,195.New Residential Housing and Emergency AccommodationNAMA to deliver a target of 20,000 residential units before the end of 2020, while 90% of the units will be in the greater Dublin area. About 75% of these units will be houses, mainly starter homes. There is also increase in the current allocation for emergency accommodation of homeless people by an additional €17m.The current allocation for social housing will be increased by €69m to €414m, while €10m to be made available from the proceeds of the sale of Bord Gáis for an affordable housing pilot scheme.Paternity LeaveIntroduction of statutory paternity leave of two weeks, to take effect in September 2016.Transfer of Farm OwnershipIncome tax credit worth up to €5,000pa for five years to be allocated to partnership and split according to profit-share agreement.BUDGET 2016: HOW IT AFFECTS YOU was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:budget 2016last_img read more

Premature deaths hit poorer areas hardest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Of 133 cities and communities studied, the 33 with the highest rates of premature deaths included Lancaster, Lake Los Angeles, Long Beach, Norwalk, Pomona and South El Monte. The cities with the 10 lowest rates of premature deaths included Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Westlake Village and La Caada Flintridge, which had the fourth-lowest rate of premature deaths. “Well, I think it’s great,” La Caada Flintridge Mayor Anthony Portantino said. “Obviously, heart disease and cardiovascular issues are a significant problem in America. My father died of a heart attack at age 48. It’s something I think about as I turn 45. I’m glad to see in this community that people are walking, exercising and eating right.” In recognition of February as American Health Month, Portantino said the city declared it Wear Red Month to help bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The report found that chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes have become the leading causes of death in the county, accounting for 80 percent of deaths and $48 billion in health care costs in 2002. Heart disease and stroke were the leading causes of premature death and disability, accounting for 40 percent of deaths. “Cities and counties can play a vital role in improving the health of their populations,” Fielding said. “Policies and programs that increase physical activity, improve nutrition, discourage smoking, and increase access to health care can have the potential to greatly reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, as well as diabetes and other chronic diseases.” The report gave recommendations for cities and residents to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. For example, cities can promote physical activity by creating more walkable communities and establishing joint-use agreements with school districts to more fully utilize school land and facilities for community recreational programs. Communities can also organize walking clubs. Cities can reduce the rates of smoking among youths by establishing retail tobacco licensing and using the fees to support enforcement of laws prohibiting tobacco sales to minors. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A higher percentage of people die prematurely from heart disease and stroke in the South Los Angeles area and in some communities in the northern and eastern parts of Los Angeles County than in more affluent areas, according to a report released Monday. The report by the county Department of Health Services found that the high rates of premature deaths are tied to the levels of economic hardship in those areas. “We found that communities that have problems of overcrowding, poor housing stock, poverty, high levels of unemployment, poor educational attainment, high levels of dependency on government programs and low incomes are the communities where we have the highest rates of premature death from heart disease and stroke,” county Health Officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding said. The first-ever report documenting the burden of heart disease and stroke found that the differences in individual communities likely reflect such behaviors as smoking and physical inactivity, as well as socioeconomic disparities in access to health care and differences in work and living environments. last_img read more

Reward offered after burglars damage shop and steal cash

first_imgA Letterkenny business owner has offered a €500 award after his premises was broken into.Thieves smashed through the back door of Universal Books on Church Lane and caused a considerable amount of criminal damage.The thieves used a bar to open the door before rummaging through the shop. The break-in happened between 5.30pm on Saturday evening and 10am on Sunday morning.As well as causing damage to the shop, money was taken from a float in the shop’s cash register.Gardai are viewing CCTV footage of the area in a bid to identify the culprits.Owner David Faughan has offered the reward which he hopes will lead to the burglars being caught. Reward offered after burglars damage shop and steal cash was last modified: October 31st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Uganda Junior teams already in Rwanda for ANOCA games

first_imgThe Boys’ 3*3 team poses for a photo at UOC before departure on Monday (Agency Photos)Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Huye, RwandaApril 2nd-April 6thHUYE – The Uganda Junior teams are understood to have arrived safely in Rwanda ahead of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) youth games.The teams (Boys and Girls), that also include the Basketball 3×3 sides departed the country on Monday and arrived Tuesday morning in Huye.The basketball contingent that has two teams of four players each is led by the country 3×3 coordinator Hamza Nyambogo.Under Uganda Christian Univesity head coach, Nicholas Natuhereza, the 3*3 teams held a week-long training at Nakasero Primary School before setting off for the games.Both basketball teams are made of players who featured for Uganda at the U18 FIBA Africa Championships late last year in Bamako Mali where they finished 10th overall.The boys’ team is led by Fayed Bbale and is joined by Seibe Rabujje Matsiko, Harry Lubajo, and Arnold Kevin Kasobya.Fildauce Namulema, Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber and Shadia Mbawli make up the girls team.From L-R, Bridget Aber, Emily Nerima, Shadia Mbwali and Fildauce NamulemaThe multidisciplinary event, designed for athletes aged 18 and under, will also see youngsters compete in Athletics, Cycling, Taekwondo and Beach Volleyball on to of 3×3 Basketball.The inaugural regional event that has attracted twelve countries is organized by the Rwanda Olympic Committee and is scheduled for April 2-6 in Huye.The Teams-Boys: Seibe Matsiko, Fayed Baale, Harry Lubajo, Kevin Kasobya-Girls: Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber, Shadia Mbwali, Fildauce NamulemaComments Tags: Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Nicholsa NatuherezaU18 FIBA Africa Championshipslast_img read more