Asian Games Kuwait welcomed back to Asian Games with OCA warning

first_imgJakarta: Kuwait was warned by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Saturday to stop its “world record” of government interference in sport or face being exiled for a third time.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week provisionally lifted its ban on Kuwait, allowing the Gulf state’s athletes to march under their own flag at Saturday’s Asian Games opening ceremony in Jakarta.But the IOC said that despite its “gesture of goodwill” the reasons for its original suspension remained valid.Also Read | Asian Games 2018: Indonesia’s richest man Michael Bambang Hartono to participate at 78 “This is a world record for government interference in the Olympic movement, no country is like this,” OCA director general Husain Al Musallam told AFP after an executive board meeting discussed the matter in Jakarta on Saturday.“We are very happy for the Kuwait National Olympic Committee and for the athletes,” he said.“We hope this will not happen in the future and the Kuwait government will respect the road map they have agreed with the IOC to lead to fresh, clean, transparent and democratic elections based on each sport’s statutes approved by their respective international bodies.”World sports bodies led by the IOC and FIFA suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for a second time since 2010 for political interference in sport.The IOC said that in reinstating Kuwait provisionally that it “acknowledged the progress” and the “positive discussions with the Government of Kuwait”.Read More | Asian Games 2018: Schedule, Timings, When and where to watch Al Musallam said Kuwait did not have much time to prove it was trying to meet IOC requirements.“We are going to review the situation with the IOC on October 3 and 4 to see if any of the agreement has been implemented on the ground, or if there is nothing,” said Al Musallam.“We really hope this thing will be finished.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Girls basketball Bears edged by Oneida in holilday tournament final

first_img Tags: Chittenangogirls basketball But though it trailed 33-23 through three quarters, the Bears weren’t done. It made several key stops and, led again by Ally Shoemaker, whittled down its deficit to a single basket.Then, as time wound down, Chittenango had one more possession, and got a 3-point shot to win the game that found the rim – but bounced in and out before swishing through.Shoemaker finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks, while Cassidy Kelly had 10 points. Emily Moon had six points and six rebounds. For Oneida, Sydney Lusher and Ella Rainbow led with 15 points apiece. Just an inch or two separated the Chittenango girls basketball team from a massive victory over Oneida in last Saturday’s final of the Bears’ holiday tournament.Instead, the state Class B no. 7-ranked Indians held on to prevail, 38-36, handing Chittenango its first defeat of the season, but offering a tantalizing preview of what could happen if the two met again in the Section III Class B playoffs.Much of the game was, for the Bears, a major struggle to score points. Oneida’s defense clamped down for long stretches, especially a second quarter where it limited Chittenango to four points.center_img This was a high-quality tournament from the outset, Oneida holding off Auburn 50-44 in last Friday’s opening round, then Skaneateles proving pesky against Chittenango before the Bears got away to win 66-51.Only up 30-25 at halftime, Chittenango outscored the Lakers 20-13 in the third quarter, and it was Sarah Lanphear leading the way thanks to her 18 points and five rebounds.Shoemaker got 13 points, to go with nine assists and six rebounds. Moon had 10 points and nine rebounds as Kelly got eight points, six rebound and five assists, with Avery Salce adding seven points. Skaneateles went on to beat Auburn 45-35 in the consolation game.With its two-week break over, Cazenovia was back in action last Friday, at 6-1 Solvay, and used its defense to seize control against the Bearcats and prevail 53-35.Lindsey Lawson and the rest of the Lakers settled matters early, roaring to a 37-14 lead by halftime, which allowed it to dictate the pace the rest of the way. Ryleigh Bidwell paced Solvay with 13 points.Chittenango had another big test on Friday night when it took on undefeated, state Class A no. 22-ranked Christian Brothers Academy at Buddy Wleklinski Court.And while it had plenty of good moments, the Bears could never fully recover from a rough start in a 65-53 defeat to the Brothers.In the first of several key runs, CBA had a 10-0 push late in the first quarter. From there, it kept Chittenango at a distance, occasionally letting its lead slip to single digits, but answering each time.Shoemaker did all she could with 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five blocks, while Lanphear had 13 points and nine rebounds, Moon adding 12 points and five rebounds.Yet it was the Brothers’ Brooke Jarvis that proved unstoppable, carrying CBA’s attack in the second half as she netted 20 of her game-high 29 points in those last two periods.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Yusuf Alli Leads Team to Accra International Marathon

first_imgACCESS BANK LAGOS MARATHONThe Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will be fully represented at the Accra International Marathon on Sunday.In a statement signed by Head Communication and Media, Olukayode Thomas, the team will leave Lagos Thursday morning for Accra, Ghana. Yusuf-Alli Aside Yusuf Alli, Thomas and two other Event Department Staff will be in Accra to work with the Organisers and seek areas of collaborations and partnership between Accra International Marathon, one of the oldest races in the West Coast and Access Bank Lagos City Marathon unarguably the biggest one-day event in Africa.Said Alli, “in terms of numbers, elite field, prize money, and being an IAAF label race, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is bigger than Accra International Marathon but there is still a lot that we can learn from them. For example, we have only two races (10km and full Marathon) while they have five races in one. We will also love to study their finish area, their start and other areas to see how we can use the experience gained to improve our race”.The Accra International Marathon which started over a decade ago has impacted positively on Ghana’s image both locally and internationally. It has boost tourism and the local economy, especially the hospitality business. Alli said the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Team will set up a stand at the finish in Accra, where forms for the fourth edition of the race slated for February 2019 will be distributed. Also, souvenirs like Access Bank Lagos City Marathon t-shirts, brochures, CDs, Goody bags, will be distributed free.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FUBA cancels basketball league

first_imgKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has cancelled the National Basketball League (NBL) season due to the COVID-19 lockdown.The 2020 Basketball league season for both National Basketball League (NBL), Division one and Development league was supposed to start in March but was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.In May, the Federation had announced plans to have each team play half of the total number of games.However, in an interview with the President FUBA Nasser Sserunjogi, he states except for Afro basketball qualifiers, all other games will not take place.He says they cannot keep the players and the teams waiting and spending money when there is uncertainty. Sserunjogi also said that among the sporting activities, basketball was rated as one of the most high-risk sport. He adds that they sent standard operating procedures to the government but they never received a response.In their statement, FUBA also says that all contractual issues between the club and the players will be handled according to the contract laws of the country. FUBA also stated that they will use this period to plan for a clear roadmap for the 2021 league.This season, the teams only took part in the Uganda Christian University Invitational that was hosted and won by UCU Canons.******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

For the prize: Forecasting MVP, Cy Young races

first_imgANDREW MCCUTCHEONFor the prize: Forecasting MVP, Cy Young racesby Mike FitzpatrickNEW YORK (AP)—As the season’s second half began to unfold Friday, an early forecast for baseball’s biggest individual awards:AL MVP—Hard to imagine anyone gaining enough ground to challenge Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera and Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis in what appears to be a two-man race. Look for Davis to drop off a bit while Cabrera keeps up his astounding pace and wins his second consecutive MVP. No Triple Crown this time, though, as Davis hangs on for the home run title.NL MVP—A wide-open scramble at the All-Star break, it comes down to Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Goldschmidt has the power numbers, but it might be difficult for the Diamondbacks to hold off the surging Dodgers in the NL West. After two decades of losing, the Pirates have staying power this time. McCutchen, an all-around dynamo who started their turnaround, gets rewarded for a clutch stretch drive when Pittsburgh makes the playoffs for the first time since 1992.AL CY YOUNG—Max Scherzer went 13-1 for Detroit in the first half to earn the All-Star start. Felix Hernandez is coming on strong in Seattle, however, and the 2010 winner takes home another prize.NL CY YOUNG—Second-year sensation Matt Harvey of the New York Mets got the early attention and started the All-Star game at home. Clayton Kershaw was even better in the first half, though. Kershaw should get more run support from Yasiel Puig and an improved Los Angeles lineup the rest of the way en route to his second Cy Young in three years.AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—Nobody has really emerged yet. Tampa Bay has a pair of promising candidates who just got started in outfielder Wil Myers and pitcher Chris Archer. There’s also Boston infielder Jose Iglesias, Seattle second baseman Nick Franklin and Oakland pitcher Dan Straily. Look for Myers to bloom in the second half.NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—The deep pitching class includes 20-year-old All-Star Jose Fernandez from Miami, Shelby Miller in St. Louis, Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles and Julio Teheran with Atlanta. But if Puig’s first six weeks in the majors are any indication, his electrifying talent will win him this award as the Dodgers take off toward a division title. Your comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more

Take the “Waste Less Food” Campaign Survey

first_imgFacebook26Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteQuick and easy online survey open until Mar. 1  Click here to take the survey.The waste reduction team at Thurston County Solid Waste is gathering your input on waste habits and perception.As the county approaches the one year anniversary of the launch of the Waste Less Food campaign, staff from the Thurston County Solid Waste Division are marking the milestone with a survey to see how many county residents are reaping the rewards of wasting less food. Whether or not you participated in the “Waste Less Food Challenge” part of the campaign, the Thurston County Solid Waste Division wants to hear from you. The quick and easy five minute survey on the county’s Waste Less Food campaign is open to all county residents through March 1.In March of 2014, the county launched the Waste Less Food campaign to raise awareness around the issue of wasted food. Waste Less Food is designed to share information about the negative impacts of wasting food on the environment, the community, and on your wallet. Residents can see how much food they really do waste and learn easy ways to reduce that amount.As staff plans for their 2015 efforts, your feedback on the topic of wasted food and experience (or lack of) with the campaign will help to guide that process. Whether you know a lot, a little, or nothing at all about this initiative, we want to hear from you.You can take the short online survey by clicking on the “survey” link on the Waste Less Food program web page at www.WasteLessFood.com. While there, you can learn more about the program, sign up for the newsletter, or get information on scheduling a fun and free presentation.For more information about the Waste Less Food campaign or the survey, contact Gabby Byrne at [email protected] or call (360) 867-2284.last_img read more

LeBron James won’t face Warriors in San Jose on Friday, report says

first_imgThere’s bad news for fans who thought they were going to see LeBron James’ first Bay Area appearance as a Laker on Friday in San Jose.James is not expected to suit up for the Lakers when they take on the Warriors at SAP Center, according to an ESPN report.The plan was apparently to have the 33-year-old James play in just one of Los Angeles’ two preseason games against the Warriors. He’s scheduled to start Wednesday night’s game in Las Vegas against Golden State as new teammate Lonzo Ball …last_img

Health hero on a mission to fight TB

first_imgPhumeza Tisile knows the struggles of being infected with XDR-TB and wants to make sure no other suffers from it. (Image: Doctors Without Borders)Proper diagnosis of disease is critical as this gives the framework for the treatment and medication needed. A wrong diagnosis can be fatal; thankfully for Phumeza Tisile, it was not.Tisile was only 19 years old in 2010 when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She was, however, misdiagnosed: in reality, she was ill with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), the deadliest form of the disease.Sufferers of XDR-TB go through an excruciating two-year journey during which time they must swallow up to 20 pills a day. They must also receive a painful injection every day for the first eight months, making it hard to sit or even lie down. For many, the treatment makes them feel sicker than the disease itself, as side effects cause nausea, body aches and rashes.Because of her misdiagnosis, Tisile reacted badly to the drugs she was prescribed. She lost her hearing and had to have surgery on her lungs.Her lifeline came in the form of Jennifer Hughes, a TB doctor from Doctors Without Borders, at the Cape Town clinic where she was being treated. Following their chance encounter, Hughes drew up an individualised treatment regimen for the young woman.Linezolid was part of her treatment. Linezolid was not developed to treat TB specifically; rather it is an antibiotic used for the treatment of serious infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics. The main uses are to fight infections of the skin and pneumonia, and because of patent issues it is very expensive.Tisile was cured in 2013, but she began her fight against disease by writing a manifesto – with the support of Hughes – to get support from doctors and patients in overcoming XDR-TB.THE MANIFESTOTest Me Treat Me, Tisile’s manifesto, calls for three things in particular:Everyone must have access to testing and treatment for XDR-TB;There needs to be better treatment and higher cure rates; and,The international community must fund the fight against XDR-TB.Tisile told Redbull Amaphiko, a collaborative platform for social entrepreneurs who want to bring change to the world: “The reason we wrote the manifesto was to let the world health leaders know that XDR-TB was an emergency.”After presenting it to the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2014, she described it as a “20-year strategy”. “Besides handing over the manifesto, I did interviews with health journalists from Germany and wrote a blog on The Guardian. There were workshops organised by Doctors Without Borders where I spoke about my experience with TB,” said Tisile of her experience in Switzerland.CHEAPER DRUGS THE SOLUTIONDuring her three years of treatment, Tisile was part of a privileged 20 out of 300 suffering from XDR-TB to be treated with Linezolid.“It’s because of the patent laws,” she explained. “The drug is too expensive and people who need it the most can’t get it. I’ve met people who I called friends who have now died.”Linezolid is sold at R700 a tablet, but Tisile says there is a cheaper version from India that costs R20 a tablet.PREACHING THE CURETisile, who is now 24 years old, lost her hearing as a result of the misdiagnosis, but since then has had two cochlear implants and has regained her hearing. Her journey to recovery has given her the opportunity to speak about her story to medical students and ordinary people as part of TB Proof.TB Proof is a grassroots health care and TB survivor initiative founded in 2012 by South African Health Care Workers and Students after multiple personal experiences with occupational tuberculosis, particularly multidrug-resistant TB.Since working with TB Proof, Tisile said, she had learnt that medical students, professional nurses and doctors did not wear TB masks when attending to patients because they feared their colleagues would see them as weak.last_img read more

Mens Hockey Win streaks on the line when No 6 Ohio State

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (14-4-4, 7-4-1-0 Big Ten) will try to keep its win streak intact when it travels to State College, Pennsylvania, for a weekend series against a streaking No. 13 Penn State (12-7-3, 5-4-3-2 Big Ten) team Friday and Saturday.Penn State hasn’t lost in regulation in 10 games, with the lone blemish coming in a 2-2 shootout loss to Michigan State. Ohio State has won its past six games, which include series sweeps of Big Ten rivals Michigan State and No. 9 Minnesota. Ohio State’s last two losses came to the Nittany Lions in a series in early December. The Buckeyes lost in a shootout after a 5-5 tie in the first game and were shut out 4-0 in the next game. “We’re different, they’re different from a month and a half ago and what not,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going in there with the expectation that we got to go in there and play better, be better, to go in there and try and beat a good hockey team.”Penn State boasts the top offense in the nation, averaging 4.1 goals scored per game. The Nittany Lion offense is led by junior forward Andrew Sturtz, who has 10 goals and 28 points in 21 games this season. Penn State sophomore forward Denis Smirnov has nine goals and 17 points in 14 games, while leading the team with five power-play goals.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo said he is ready for a Penn State offense that averages 40 shots per game. “They shoot a lot, so I know what to expect on that front,” Romeo said. “I just have confidence from how we have been preparing and how we’ve been playing, so definitely feeling good going into the weekend.”Rohlik said Penn State has relentless players who frequently push the puck in front of the net, and Ohio State will have to play strong defense to slow down the Nittany Lions’ attack. “Everything is to the net, they crash the net, they’re relentless, they work extremely hard, they stick to their system. They are who they are. That’s what makes them great,” Rohlik said. “For us, we just need to be disciplined with our five-man defense… I think that’s the biggest thing, we can’t control, you know, Smirnov is gonna get loose and some of those guys are gonna get loose, but again, we’re concentrating on five guys, not just one.” Ohio State holds one of the best road records of any team in the country at 9-1-1. “I think for some reason our team just gets a little excited hearing that student section going against us,” Romeo said. “I think that give us a little boost. I know this weekend will be pretty hectic, so I think we’ll come out flying.” Puck drop for the first game of the series will happen at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the second game will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Both games will take place at Pegula Ice Arena. read more

Darmian to undergo medical at Juventus

first_imgManchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to undergo a medical with Juventus after arriving in Milan, reports Football-ItaliaThe Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri for over the past year after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Since arriving from Torino in 2015, Darmian has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football and has recently expressed a desire to return to his homeland in the summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United boss Mourinho is planning to sign two new full-backs in the upcoming transfer window and will likely use the reported €12m transfer fee generated from Darmian ’s sale to reinvest in his defence.The 28-year-old is currently in Italy finalising the move to Juventus with Daley Blind also expected to leave Manchester after admitting that he was left feeling frustrated over his lack of opportunities in the second half of this season.Across all competitions this season, Darmian only started seven matches.last_img read more