first_imgMOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re still adjusting to each other, hopefully by the second game we can play a lot better,” said Madayag. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Fillling up the positions are a bunch of rookies and former Team B members in Bettina Abella, Sydney Eleazar, Candice Gequillana, Jenelle Lo, Vanessa Baguiwet, Annarie Basa, and Dani Ravena.“We’re still gelling as a team,” said Madayag who had four points against the Lady Tamaraws. “We still fought, it’s just that we couldn’t get away from all the errors because we really had a lot of errors earlier.”Ateneo committed 40 errors in the match, and even FEU’s last point were off a Lady Eagle miscue when Kat Tolentino sent the ball beyond the Lady Tamaraws’ baseline.And it wasn’t just the errors that plagued Ateneo, the Lady Eagles also allowed FEU to score 20 service aces, with the last three proving to be crucial for the Lady Tamaraws.With the score tied at 9, Toni Rose Basas found the sweet spot in Ateneo’s defense three straight times while positioned at the service zone that put FEU up 12-9.ADVERTISEMENT View comments AFP official booed out of forum SMB’s Fajardo expects tougher games ahead after squeaker over Magnolia “It’s better to lose at first than when you just keep on winning and then suddenly you lose one,” said Madayag in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This was a learning experience for us because we knew what we still have to improve on and work on after this loss.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the area of improvement Madayag was pointing to was their chemistry on the floor.Almost half of the team’s roster is new with Jia Morado, Kim Gequillana, Mich Morente, Gizelle Tan, Jamie Lavitoria, and Ana Gopico having left the Lady Eagles’ roost. FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had a disappointing start to its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after losing to Far Eastern University in five sets, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.Team captain Maddie Madayag, however, knows the loss will ultimately help them in the long run.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

first_imgStefan Stojacic. Photo from Fiba.comMANILA, Philippines—Pasig Chooks will have one less problem to worry about come the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha.Top-ranked team in the world Liman of Serbia will miss the services of world No. 2 Stefan Stojacic for the next six weeks, which includes the Doha tournament on April 18 and 19.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Outmuscled in crucial stretch, Rain or Shine vows to be more aggressive Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Liman, however, remains a formidable squad with world No. 3 Aleksandar Ratkov, No. 4 Mihailo Vasic, and No. 7 Stefan Kojic in its stacked roster.And just last weekend, a Stojacic-less Liman finished in third place in the Wuxi Challenger.Liman went unbeaten in the group phase then, blasted Moscow Inanomo in the quarterfinals before suffering a 21-22 heartbreaker to eventual second placer Gagarin of Russia.That’s why Pasig Chooks still has little room for error in the global meet.“We have to steal one game. Everyone knows that Liman is one of the top teams in the world,” stressed Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 commissioner Eric Altamirano.“Katara is also the home team that is why we are hoping that the Filipinos in Doha will come out to support us.”The Liman squad is really a good team. Well, they are the top team in the world but their best player is original. If we do our best and stick to the gameplan, we can get a good result,” said Pavlovic.ADVERTISEMENT Pasig Kings import Nikola Pavlovic said the loss of the cager known as ‘Mr. Robot’ will be a huge blow to the Serbian’s campaign.“It will be a big difference and a big loss to them because he’s the player that makes the team better,” said Pavlovic, who previously played for Liman’s crosstown rival Novi Sad. “He can score a lot of points, especially the two-points. It will be a big problem for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPasig, the reigning Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup champions, takes on Liman early Friday morning at 12:25 a.m. (Manila time).That clash against Liman comes after the quartet of Pavlovic, Joshua Munzon, Taylor Statham, and Angelo Tsagarakis face host team Katara on Thursday at 10:50 pm. LATEST STORIES View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgSri Lanka will start next month’s Champions Trophy as underdogs but are confident they have the quality to compete for the title, captain Angelo Mathews said on Thursday.Sri Lanka, who have reached one semi-final since finishing joint-winners in 2002, feature in Pool B with defending champions India, Pakistan and South Africa.”I think in the past few months we have had a few lapses here and there. Nobody will give us a chance, to be really honest, but we are happy to enter the tournament as underdogs,” Mathews told reporters.”We are confident, we have prepared extremely well – in Sri Lanka and England for the past few days, it’s been really good. Hopefully we can play tomorrow’s practice game (against Australia), and get a good practice out of it,” he said.”Everyone has got a chance, no one can write anyone off and I’m sure it will be a very exciting tournament.”Mathews, 29, welcomes maverick paceman Lasith Malinga back to the squad after completing his rehabilitation from a knee injury.The 33-year-old, who quit test cricket in 2011, played the last of his 191 one-day internationals in 2015 and returned to international cricket with Twenty20 matches in Australia earlier this year.”We look forward to utilising him in the matches,” Mathews added. “He’s very keen to get on the park. He hasn’t played 50-over games in the recent past but he has played a lot of games in the IPL which is very intense.”Sri Lanka play South Africa in their first game of the campaign on June 3 before facing their sub-continental rivals in the next two matches.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWhere do we go from here? Or more specifically, where does Vivo go from the Vivo X21, a phone that the company launched in India in May? The answer is Nex, a phone that the company unveiled just a few weeks ago as part of its global launch. And just like the Vivo X21 which made news with its unique and industry-first feature of an under-the-screen fingerprint sensor, the Nex will probably end up creating a buzz with its unique bezel-less screen and a selfie camera that pops up when required.Of course, we will get to know how much of an impact the Nex makes in the industry once it arrives, but we are sure it does have a few features that no other phone right now has in the Indian market. This is a futuristic phone and its launch is set for July 19. It was first announced in early June in China. Vivo is now bringing the Nex to India, making it only the second market in the world after China to gain access to its sci-fi tech.Vivo Nex: Straight out of the futureThe USP of the Nex is its futuristic design. In fact, it is a design that no other phone has right now. The Nex has an all-glass front (and back), and has an over 90 per cent of screen-to-body ratio. This is because the Nex does not come with an iPhone X-style notch like a majority of Android phones do. There’s a small chin at the bottom but overall, the Nex is the most bezel-less phone in the market right now.advertisementIt is, in fact, the commercial variant of the concept Apex phone that Vivo had showcased at MWC 2018. The Nex does not have a forehead, and as such, the earpiece and sensors are placed underneath the display. Much like it is in the case with the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Unlike the Mi Mix, however, the Nex does not have a bottom-seated selfie camera. The Nex, instead, comes with a rather unconventional pop-out selfie camera that’s built out of mechanical parts. While it is possible that the pop-up camera design may not find takers from others because of its moving parts — or maybe it will — Vivo says that is perfectly safe and durable because it can be used hassle-free for about 50,000 times and can withstand up to 45 kilograms of weight.The Nex also sports third-generation fingerprint scanner under the display. This sensor is faster and more accurate than the one we saw on the recently launched Vivo X21.Vivo Nex: High on specsThe Nex isn’t a one or two trick pony though, or at least, that is what it looks like. And the impression is based on how the Vivo X21 turned out, a fairly all-rounder phone. Yes, the Nex is about the design and the sci-fi tech, but it also comes with high-end specs that may make it stand neck-to-neck with the Galaxys and the iPhones of the world.The super phone comes with a 6.59-inch, 1080p+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.3:9 and pixel density of 388ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that has been clubbed with 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. There is no microSD card slot but in 2018, who uses a microSD card in a high-end phone? The dual-SIM phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Fun Touch OS, which is Vivo’s custom skin.In terms of the camera, the Nex comes with a dual-camera system on the rear consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. It also boasts Dual-Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus, similar to what we saw in the Vivo X21 and something that should help in faster focus and low-light photos. The camera also comes with 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation. On the front, the Nex comes with an 8-megapixel camera. Once again, the proof of the pudding is in eating so how well the Nex does with its camera is something we will only be able to figure out once we use it, but on paper it surely looks like a sharp shooter.Finally, there is the battery, and here too, the Nex seems to have pushed the boundaries. Most high-end phones come with a battery size of around 3500 mAh or less. This one comes packed with a 4,000mAh battery and supports fast charging.The sum of the matter is that the Nex, arguably, could be the most exciting phone launch of July 2018. It has the technology that no other phone has right now. How well this technology is used by Vivo in the Nex is something that we will talk about in the review of the phone after it launches on July 19, but if Vivo can price it right, this phone could be a new beginning for the company in India.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgJasprit Bumrah has lauded fellow Team India pacers for helping each other grow and meet the demands required to play in international cricket.India’s pace bowling department — comprising of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav — is now a force to reckon with in Test cricket. In fact, India’s fast bowling unit is equipped with variety and depth.”It’s very good that we have a fast bowling unit. Everybody has good rapport with each other. All of us are always together discussing plans. And everybody is quick nowadays. No one is medium pace and everybody is able to clock 140’s. It’s a very good time for Indian cricket. We learn from each other. Everybody has a different quality and not everybody is the same. It’s a very good sign that we keep learning from each other and keep developing,” Bumrah said.Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah have developed a deadly partnership for India in recent times in the limited-overs formats.Bumrah, raw pace delivered with his unique action, joining forces with Bhuvneshwar’s swing and myriad variations; no pair in world cricket in recent times has been as damaging with the new ball and at the death.Also Read – Any bowler can get injured, bowling action not a problem: Jasprit BumrahWith seven months still left for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales, India are one of the top contenders to lift the title.Although the World Cup is just three one day series away, both Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar thoughtfully play down the anticipation and excitement.advertisement”The World Cup is too far. One step at a time has always been my philosophy,” Bumrah said.For Bhuvneshwar, this will be his second outing after a disappointing Australian sojourn in 2015 where he lost match opportunities to injury.”The ultimate aim is to play and do well in the World Cup. But like Jasprit said you can’t think too far ahead. The focus is on West Indies, Australia and New Zealand series. If we start thinking about the World Cup now, it’s possible that we will lose focus from what we have to achieve before that,” Bhuvneshwar said.The immediate challenges are the four Test matches in the upcoming tour of Australia.Australia will be without two of their best batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, who have been serving one-year bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year.Read – Australia tour will be challenging even without Smith and Warner: Bhuvneshwar KumarHowever, both Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar said India were wary of Australia’s threat even in the absence of Smith and Warner.”No we don’t think that way. We are not focusing on that,” Bumrah said.”It’s a challenge. If you look at it, for the past few years, away from home, it has become easier to bat rather than in the sub-continent. It’s more difficult for bowlers so it will be a challenge. But we know if we do well in Australia it will be good preparations for England (World Cup),” Bhuvneshwar said.India’s tour of Australia starts with a three-match Twenty20 International series from November 21. The two cricketing giants will then play four Tests before a three-match one day international series in January 2019.last_img read more

first_imgA Tripura minister was caught on camera groping a woman ministerial colleague on stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Agartala.A video has surfaced on social media of Tripura minister Monoj Kanti Deb putting his hand in the waist of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma in an indecent manner. The young tribal leader was seen quickly pushing away the BJP minister’s hand.Modi ji2,9,2019 ku tripura pucha ohaEk udgatan pe tripura ki #bjpneta ki halat dekiye #santanachakma minister social welfare bar bar inki kamar par hat dalte #manojkantideb minister of youth affairs ek minister honeki bad khud suraksit nahi@abhisar_sharma @dhruv_rathee pic.twitter.com/oc0x2F8Aj8Zakaria Ahmed (@zakariaahmed332) February 10, 2019Tripura’s opposition Left Front demanded state Minister Monoj Kanti Deb be sacked for “touching” his woman ministerial colleague in an “indecent manner” during PM Modi’s rally on Saturday (February 9, 2019).”Monoj Kanti Deb must be sacked and be arrested for touching the woman minister in an extremely indecent manner on the stage from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others addressed the public gathering,” Left Front convener Bijan Dhar told the media.”The male minister has publicly harmed the modesty, sanctity and dignity of the lone woman minister of Tripura at a public platform where the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister and other important personalities were present.”Some tribal-based parties are also trying to organise agitations soon to demand the resignation and arrest of the minister.advertisementContacted for his response, Deb, who holds the Food, Youth Affairs and Sports portfolios, told news agency IANS over phone from his home town Kamalpur in northern Tripura that he has no comments on this issue.The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party dismissed the demand, while hitting out at the Left Front for “character assassination”.BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee, however, said that the Left Front, after raking up non-issues against the BJP government, has now “started character assassination of BJP ministers on false and non-issue matters”.”The woman minister has never made any statement and complaint on the issue raised by the Left parties. Why are the Left parties doing this dirty politics?” he asked.(With inputs from IANS)ALSO READ | MeToo: Here’s what 11 women journalists have accused MJ Akbar ofALSO WATCH | PM Modi faces black flags from protestors on reaching Guwahatilast_img read more

first_imgAfter Afghanistan’s 7-wicket loss to New Zealand in their 2nd match of World Cup 2019, their captain Gulbadin Naib said that he missed the services of star-spinner Rashid Khan who couldn’t take the field during New Zealand’s chase after he was hit by a bouncer from seamer Lockie Ferguson.Having failed two concussion tests, the Afghan team management decided to rest Rashid as a precautionary measure but the team could only pick 3 Kiwi wickets as NZ completed a comfortable victory. Naib also conceded that Afghanistan ‘were not great in the field’ and that contributed to the defeat.”We started really well. Hazrat and Noor were great with the bat. We misread the length of the ball, some of us batsmen, and we threw our wickets away early. So credit to the Kiwi bowlers. We have to play out 50 overs, and it is important for us to stay at the wicket. Our bowlers started well. The wickets did not support the fast bowlers, so we missed out on Rashid. I just tell the boys to keep calm and show a little more composure in the middle. We missed out on saving some boundaries too and we were not great in the field, so we have a long way to go – the improvement at this high level of cricket will happen day by day,” Naib told Star Sports after the match.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was pleased with his side’s ‘outstanding’ effort and singled out James Neesham and Lockie Ferguson for special praise.advertisement”It was an outstanding effort. There are some world-class players in the Afghan side. I have played with a number of them for a few years. They got off to a good start and it was important to build some pressure in the middle overs, and the way the seamers came back in the middle-overs was fantastic – pace, bounce and a bit of movement did it for them. Lockie doesn’t need a lot of encouragement to turn up the speed. He has been fantastic in the three games so far. The left and right-arm combination helps up top and Neesham hitting the wicket hard with the bounce, pace and the movement – the same with their opening bowlers. The fielding, I think, was great from us. The batting improved from the last match. We have chased three games in a row and we are trying to chase some of the lower targets on surfaces that, if you’re put under pressure, you can pick up wickets. It is important to build partnerships in those situations. Every game you play, you set out to win it, and it’s great to have three wins in a row to start with. We have a couple of days off now, and then we have India after that so we need to adapt to new venues, which is the nature of tournament sport, but the guys will be looking forward to it,” said Williamson.James Neesham who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his best-ever figures of 5/31 said that earlier he had ‘let a few external voices affect’ his bowling but against Afghanistan, he went back to his ‘forte’ of ‘hitting the deck hard’ which yielded expected results.”Pretty pleased with my performance today. Afghanistan put us under pressure very early with the bat, but we knew we had the ability to dent them even after the start they got. The chase was clinical, obviously. Our home conditions are lower and slower, but the bouncy conditions suited me personally, to be honest. I let a few external voices affect my bowling, and I went back to my forte today – hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much,” said Neesham.Also Read | World Cup 2019: New Zealand retain top spot after dominant win over AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan fails concussion test after blow to head in New Zealand gamelast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid will move for Spurs star Eriksen in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid will move for Christian Eriksen in January, according to reports.Eriksen wanted to leave Tottenham this past summer, but no suitable offers arrived.He will become a free agent at the end of the season, yet Real want him as soon as possible.Marca says Real will bid for the Dane during the winter transfer window as they don’t want to take any risk of losing him.Spurs would likely accept an offer as Eriksen will walk for free in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The list of Canada’s Greenest Employers has been released and a Calgary school has made the cut.The University of Calgary has joined a prestigious group of Canadian employers recognized for their environmental awareness through various sustainability initiatives.The competition evaluates companies on a variety of criteria including the environmental initiatives they have developed; successes in reducing the organization’s environmental footprint and whether sustainability initiatives link to the employer’s public identity.Congratulations to the 2019 winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers! As national leaders in #sustainability, this year’s #GreenEmployers are setting new standards for mitigating environmental impacts of their operations. Learn more by visiting https://t.co/ZEiVjdsX8n #environment pic.twitter.com/mHy6SIA2pR— CT100 Project (@top_employers) April 15, 2019Some of those initiatives from the University include its Bike Root along with the UBike on-campus rental service, bicycle repair and maintenance clinics.The school also offers a 61-plot pesticide free community garden which is available for staff, students, and members of the community.“We strive to implement programs and initiatives that support a sustainability culture on campus and in the community,” says Associate Vice-President of Sustainability, Joanne Perdue. “This includes our commitment to advancing sustainability education and research, engagement for sustainability, and modelling the way through sustainability practices in administration and operations.”Several other post-secondary schools were named among the Greenest Employers in the country including the University of Alberta, Wilfred Laurier and McGill.Major companies such as the Home Depot, IKEA and Ivanhoe Cambridge which manages CrossIron Mills also made the list.last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Former Motive star Lauren Holly and Benjamin Watson (The L.A. Complex) are set for key recurring roles opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the upcoming third season of Designated Survivor on Netflix.In season 3 of Designated Survivor, produced by eOne, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.last_img read more

Details have been collected related to the Dubai accounts of the family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Cabinet co-spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that investigations into the illegal funds stored in the Dubai accounts are ongoing and important information is expected to be revealed soon. In 2015 the Government had said that Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had an offshore account in Dubai with millions of US dollars. The Government had also said that money had been collected by the former Government saying it was to be used for road construction and other development work but most of it was transferred into offshore accounts.However the former President denied the claims. (Colombo Gazette) The Government had also said that the United States and India were assisting Sri Lanka in the investigations into the account as well as other offshore accounts of the former regime. read more

first_imgMore than 15,000 family doctors are earning more than £100,000 a year, official figures show, with soaring numbers receiving more than £250,000 annually.New data shows that average pay for a GP partner is now £101,500 – a rise of 1.7 per cent during 2014/15, as the NHS plunged into deficit.  The figures for England include 15,190 GPs earning more than £100,000, of whom 660 received at least £200,000, with 180 paid more than £250,000 in total.  The previous year, 14,910 family doctors received six-figure earnings, with 560 passing the £200,000 mark, and 150 on at least £250,000.The previous year, average earnings for GP partners fell below £100,000 for the first time since Labour introduced a generous contract more than a decade ago. Researchers said family doctors were turning away from full-time clinical work because of the “intensity” of their workload, and a fear of “burnout”.In just five years, the number of patient consultations has risen by 15 per cent – three times the rate of increase in the number of GPs, it found. Doctors sign Just one in ten trainee GPs intends to work full-time in clinical practice, a Kings Fund study foundCredit:Alamy Family doctors are dealing with higher numbers of very frail elderly patients, with a 28 per cent rise in cases over 85, the study found.It also found rising dissatisfaction among the public, with polling of almost 1 million patients showing 79.3 per cent said their doctor gave them enough time, compared with 84.9 per cent five years ago. Meanwhile 77.2 per cent said they were treated with care – a fall from 82.6 per cent five years ago.Research has shown a sharp increase in the numbers facing long waits to see a GP.In three years, the numbers waiting at least a week to see a GP has risen by almost one third.A BMA spokesman said: “These figures show a very marginal average increase that is unlikely to be felt by many GPs. It comes after a decade of falling GP income which has been squeezed by rising practice expenses and inflation at the same time as rapidly rising workload with GPs seeing more patients than ever before.”center_img The deal meant family doctors received a pay hike of almost one quarter, under terms which were later criticised for allowing GPs to provide far less care out-of-hours.Under the contract, which paid doctors for hitting a succession of targets, average pay peaked at £110,000 in 2005/6.Since then it had steadily reduced, amid changes to the pay arrangements for GPs, with less income linked to targets, in recent years.But the new figures show those trends changed in 2014/15, with a significant increase in earnings for the average GP, as the NHS deficit rose from £115m to £822m. Most family doctors work as independent contractors, where earnings rose. But for those who receive a salary from the NHS, earnings fell, by 2.1 per cent.  It comes amid record shortages of GPs and rising waiting lists to secure an appointment.One in 8 posts for GPs are vacant, and the number of patients waiting at least a week to see a family doctor has risen by almost one third in three years.Joyce Robins, from Patient Concern, said: “The situation is a total mess, and I’m not sure that throwing these enormous sums of money at it is helping. It is getting really difficult to see a GP these days, and the number of doctors working part-time makes that even harder.Earlier this year a report by health think tank the Kings Fund found that just one in ten trainee GPs intend to work full-time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

RK NexeSasa Barisic Jaman After losing all the chances to win the title at DKB Bundesliga, German Fuchse Berlin will have serious problems to stay on the way to Magdeburg, where Men’s EHF Cup Final4 will take place in May.The German team suffered tough defeat in Croatian city of Nasice against home team – RK Nexe 20:28 (9:12), which Velimir Petkovic’s boys will have chance to “cover” in front of home fans at “Max Schmelling” hall next weekend.Hans Lindberg and Fabian Wiede were TOP scorers for the “Foxes” with five goals each, while Sasa Barisic Jaman netted seven in the winning squad.Saint Raphael VS BM Granollers and Chambery Savoie VS Frisch Auf Goppingen are two other pairs of TOP 8. ← Previous Story Superb PSG Handball conquer Kielce! Next Story → Kiel and Nantes to host two last EHF CL TOP 8 matches read more

first_imgA MAN HAS died after he was stabbed at a house in Tallaght last night.The man in his 30s received fatal stab injuries in house on Kitalown Way at around 6.40pm last night.He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he died shortly after 7pm.Gardaí say that another man in his 30s was arrested at the scene.He is currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.The scene has been preserved pending a technical examination.last_img

first_img Oct 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM Source: Frank Franklin II/PA WireI will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election – if I win.Donald Trump doubled-down on his threat to challenge the election result if it doesn’t go in his favour. Source: Carolyn Kaster/PA WireI’d advise Mr Trump to stop whining, and go try to make his case to get votes.Barack Obama started to lose patience with the Republican candidate. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeYou know what they’re concerned about the most? Not the emigration levels, but how they can get you guys to pay your student loans after you’ve fucked off.TCD mature student Carly Bailey gave a rousing speech at a student protest earlier this week. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesWhile the debate around repeal of the Eighth begins in communities across Ireland, there are women who right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion, at a time of exceptional vulnerabilityLabour leader Brendan Howlin writing on TheJournal.ie ahead of the introduction to the Dáil of his party’s legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated. Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 7:30 PM 6 Comments ‘I will accept the result – if I win’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. Share Tweet Email1 Source: PA Wire/PA Images Our home was so happy and it was a haven for all the most important things in life. Anthony’s values were so perfect. The show will go on and I’m going to stick to our plan because Anthony is going to be with us in spirit every step of the way. He was my soulmate and we were perfect together…he will never leave my heart.Olivia Foley paid tribute to her husband, Munster coach Anthony Foley, was died earlier this week. He laid to rest on Friday. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeHe gave everything for Munster and for Ireland. What more could you ask for?Fans expressed their shock at the 47-year-old man’s sudden passing. Source: PA WireI have said it very clearly: Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit? Then talks will be hard too.French president Francois Hollande warned British Prime Minister Theresa May during her first European Union summit that she would face tough negotiations if she insists on a “hard Brexit”. 8,998 Views Short URL By Nicky Ryan https://jrnl.ie/3039359 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Happy birthday, Noel Clarke!The London-born jack of all trades got his start in showbiz in the new millennium, snagging a three-episode arc on UK medical drama Casualty, before making a name for himself in the revived series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.Playing Wyman Norris opposite the likes of Timothy Spall and Bill Nighy, Clarke starred in 14 episodes between 2002 and 2004. And then he met Rose Tyler.Appearing in a handful of early Doctor Who reboot episodes as Rose’s boyfriend Mickey Smith, the character is often thrust into the background with Jackie Tyler and the chopped liver.Clarke with on-again-off-again girlfriend Rose (Billie Piper) (via BBC)It wasn’t until season two, when Mickey ultimately saves the world from the Krillitanes and asks if he can join Team TARDIS, that he becomes an official (if not short-lived) companion.Between takes, Clarke launched his screenwriting career with the script for Kidulthood, a film about a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. He also wrote, directed, and starred in follow-ups Adulthood (2008) and Brotherhood (2016).Other writing credits include 2006 Torchwood episode “Combat.”Mickey returned to the Whoniverse in the fourth series finale “Journey’s End,” in which he and Jackie rescue Sarah Jane Smith from Dalek extermination before leaving with future wife Martha Jones and Captain Jack.Team TARDIS (Clarke, David Tennant, Billie Piper) (via BBC)And, Clarke reprised his role once more in two-parter “The End of Time”: As the Doctor travels the universe to say goodbye to his friends, he protects Martha and Mickey from a Sontaran sniper.Fun fact: Clarke came in second, behind Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), in a 2007 special Doctor Who edition of The Weakest Link. He beat fellow Who co-stars David Tennant (Tenth Doctor), John Barrowman (Jack Harkness), Nicholas Briggs (voice of Daleks and Cybermen), and K9 Mark IV.So, join me (and so many Twitter users) in wishing Noel Clarke a very happy 42nd birthday! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid have reportedly named Marcos Alonso as a replacement for Marcelo, should he leave for Juventus this summerAlonso has made 88 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea since arriving from Fiorentina in 2016.However, it is understood that the 27-year-old would be open to returning to boyhood club Real Madrid at some point in the future.Mundo Deportivo reports that there is still a possibility that Marcelo may depart for Juventus before the end of the transfer deadline on Friday.Apparently, Real have now approached Chelsea to initiate talks over signing Alonso.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Although the 13-time European champions would rather retain Marcelo for this season having already parted with star player Cristiano Ronaldo last month.The Portuguese star is keen to reunite with his good friend at new club Juventus.Meanwhile, Chelsea are unlikely to want to lose Alonso at this stage of the summer transfer window.The Spanish left-back has started each of their three Premier League games this season and still has another three years remaining on his contract.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Inagua – Over 80 Haitian migrants were apprehended in the southern Bahamas Thursday afternoon during an exercise carried out jointly by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Immigration authorities, and U.S.-led Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT).Shortly after 7:00 pm Thursday, an American sailing vessel with suspected migrants aboard was spotted aground by an OPBAT helicopter in waters off Little Inagua.    Just over 30 migrants were transported from the wreck and Little Inagua Island to Great Inagua with the assistance of an OPBAT helicopter.The Defence Force patrol craft, HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna under the command of Lieutenant Commander Berne Wright, also participated in the migrant operation and was assisted by Defence Force Marines stationed at HMBS Matthew Town in Great Inagua in apprehending an additional 56 migrants off Little Inagua.Just under 20 of the migrants were flown out of Great Inagua to the capital on Saturday for medical attention.    The remainder will be transported to the Capital where they will be turned over to Immigration officials for further processing.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to defending the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured and waters safe.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritagePress Release: RBDF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_img2.  Measuring the performance and sustainability (with higher renewal rates) of native campaigns is difficultAs of now, the average renewal rate for brands to buy ads on a site two months after running a campaign is 40 percent.Publishers have found that measuring campaign success with branded content isn’t simply a matter of impressions or clicks. Success doesn’t always come in a standard measurement across campaigns, but there will be metrics and a report card at the end of the flight. It’s important for content providers to get creative when proving their ROI.For example, Nike’s marketing of Colin Kaepernick led to increased store traffic and higher online sales. Barron’s reported that Nike saw a 31-percent increase in sales the week after Kaepernick was announced as the latest face of the company’s long-running “Just Do It” campaign. So yes, sales matter. There are also measures for gauging perception and awareness, before and after a campaign. MediaRadar has learned many companies are using Catalina or iRI for measuring CPG sales in supermarkets to help show the impact of native content. 1.  Few media firms stand out when it comes to native content.MediaRadar CEO, Todd Krizelman, hosted two recent panels discussing native content. In both cases, the speakers agreed they should not differentiate their native advertising offerings by using a lower price. They use other differentiators like audience, brand safety, and creative execution to make their branded content stand out. Using key differentiators beyond price will win more business.Some groups, like Meredith Corp., have uncovered at least one additional element that makes their offering unique. It has developed competency in making its content “shoppable.” For example, inside online recipes, users can find a link to  purchase the ingredients. Publishers should aim to be more innovative like Meredith. Recently, MediaRadar published a trend report about native advertising. Every day, we see custom content weaving its way into just about every form of consumable content. Native continues to be one of the most popular methods in which advertisers can engage with their audiences digitally.Last year, native advertising spend was more than any other form of display advertising and, in the first half of 2018, new advertisers began using native advertising every month (read the full report here).Recently, however, it looks like the market is plateauing. Roughly 11 percent of online advertisers use native advertising formats now, and brands that buy native ads only run them across 10 percent of the total number of sites that they advertise on. Why is this happening?Here are nine fast facts to keep in mind as you sell custom content: 8.  The number of firms receiving RFP’s for native content is decreasing.Recently, MediaRadar met with a dozen media buyers at major agencies. In this room of buyers, there was a refreshing and specific consensus surrounding the number of RFPs being submitted for native content. This group feels that the number of RFPs is not declining, but that the number of firms receiving them is.Many agencies like to work with firms that can offer “One-Stop Shopping” for branded content. They want to work with a publisher who has the capacity to deliver a unified solution across media formats (desktop, mobile, email, experiential, etc.). 3.  Crafting native content takes a lot of time and effort.A great story and design require both time and talent to produce. Neither of these are areas that advertisers and content creators can afford to overlook. The actual process of crafting a native ad or campaign is a costly, multistep process, involving a lot of collaboration and rounds of review, done over a long period of time. 9.  The consolidation of in-house studios seems inevitable.Branded content studios exist within publishing houses to help create native ads, branded content, traditional ad assets, editorial content with a twist, and more. But, with the boom in the number of in-house studios for advertisers to choose from, consolidation seems inevitable.Publishers are bound to pool their creative resources together. In a recent Adweek panel, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of BuzzFeed, Lee Brown, predicted that “in the next 12 months, you’re going to see a massive amount of consolidation.” 7.  RFP’s can be really important to a publisher’s native content business.RFP’s are very important to a national consumer publisher’s business. Native advertising has proven not to be an exception, as publishers see up to 95 percent of their content business originates from an RFP. The RFP may originate from the brand or the agency. This may be a surprise, since many have contended that the RFP is dying (here, here, here, and here).Yet, while RFPs remain popular in the national consumer media space, it is felt that they are a poor fit for native advertising. Generally, publishers should respond within 24 to 72 hours from receiving the RFP. Since most branded content projects are quite customized and involved, having just three business days isn’t long enough to come up with a great pitch. 4.  Native advertising has the potential to be too discrete.Audiences don’t want to be disrupted by ads, but they also don’t want to be duped into believing that an advertisement is anything other than what it is. Consumers should only be exposed to online advertisements that are fair, clear, and engaging. To avoid the possibility that native advertising dupes its consumers, know how to spot native advertising. The FTC also generated a Native Advertising Guide, a manual instructing advertisers and publishers on how and when to use certain terminology and obvious labels in its ads to not deceive its viewers. 5.  Custom content is more trustworthy than traditional advertising.According to a Time Inc. study, two in three Gen-Z, Millennials, and Gen-X consumers trust branded content more than traditional advertising. As a more visually inclined generation, Gen-Z is open to engaging with custom content because, compared with traditional ads, it’s more entertaining, thought-provoking, and leaves a lasting impression. 6.  Pitch native content directly to the client, not to their agency.There is often a “much, much better understanding” of what the business needs are when talking directly to a client. It is felt that agencies are time-strapped and less plugged-in when it comes to native advertising. Also, it makes a publisher look good when they take a big idea to the client to make sure it really was heard.Success rates vary by publishing house, however. A national women’s publishing group reports that 60 percent of its business originates from the brand directly. A large regional newspaper shared with MediaRadar that their ratio was closer to 50/50 while a niche travel website and magazine reports that it wins the most business directly from clients (90 percent). Native advertising is still successful, despite its recent plateau. That’s why it’s important for publishers to identify opportunities with native in 2018 like finding more unique ways to produce native ads that will make them stand out from their competition and more.To get an even more in-depth analysis of this native advertising trend, be sure to read MediaRadar’s In-Depth Look Into the Current State of Native Advertising.last_img read more

first_imgTwo men were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike at Tuardanga and Kadakati villages in Satkhira’s Ashasuni on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Bhajhari Mandol, 50, son of late Mangal Mandol of Tuardanga village and Jahangir Hossain, 34, of Kadakati village of the upazila.Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ashasuni police station, said a thunderbolt struck Bhajhari around 6:00am while he was going outside for working, leaving him dead on the spot.Meanwhile, another thunderbolt hit Jahangir Hossain while he was fishing in his enclosure, leaving him dead on the spot.Later, locals recovered the bodies, the OC added.last_img read more