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Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Durant scores 41 at MSG, Warriors beat Knicks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Foster told him he had already warned Cousins and Knicks center Enes Kanter about their jawing with each other. Cousins then apparently directed his talking to Foster.As play resumed following a timeout with 2:28 remaining in the period, it was announced that Cousins had been assessed a technical foul during the break, and then subsequently ejected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Cousins took exception to the ruling and during the timeout he was ejected for one technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct,” Foster told a pool reporter.Cousins was tossed after just one technical instead of the standard two, with Foster saying the officials felt that was enough for a player not in the game. Asked if the ejection was because of what Cousins said, Foster replied: “More so the way of which he stated what he stated.” LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins isn’t even playing for Golden State yet and he’s been ejected from a game.Cousins was thrown out in the first quarter of the Warriors’ 128-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night after arguing with referee Scott Foster.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cousins is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. He took part in his first practice with the Warriors on Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return to action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
FILE – Greece’s forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (R) celebrates after winning against Lithuania the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 men’s round 16 basketball match at Sinan Erdem Sport Arena in Istanbul on September 9, 2017. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)ATHENS, Greece — A Greek prosecutor is investigating televised remarks made by a sport commentator who allegedly called black basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo an “ape.”Takis Tsoukalas made the comments on Nov. 9 after Antetokounmpo’s Panathinaikos beat Olympiakos 93-80 in the Euroleague.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES NBA fines Miami’s Josh Richardson $25,000 for shoe toss Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I have lost sleep over the last few days over this negative-racist incident which occurred recently,” Giannis wrote on Twitter. “If this happens to Thanasis, who with pride and a permanent smile represents the Greek national team and Panathinaikos, I can’t imagine what is happening to other colored people in Greece.”Thanasis did not wish to comment directly on the incident, when asked by reporters on Sunday.“I don’t have anything to tell you,” he said. “We should just love each other and stay united.”The brothers were born in Athens to Nigerian parents.People found responsible for racial incitement can be jailed for up to three years, under a law approved by parliament in 2014ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “They have an ape. That Antetokounmpo guy is an ape — that’s what I’m telling you,” he said. “What is that clown doing? Isn’t he ashamed of himself? He’s making his brother look bad.”Tsoukalas angrily denied his criticism was racially motivated and insisted he was referring to behavior on the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of NBA forwards Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kostas Antetokounmpo, drew support from Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who last week wore a national team shirt over his clothes with Antetokounmpo on the back.Giannis described Tsoukala’s comments as racist. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Mr. Editor:I am always at a loss each time a Western leader pleads with an African colleague not to look with disdain on women who pervert the natural use of sex by unnatural acts and men who give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other as doing so will violate their individuals’ rights (human rights).I am confused because besides being inimical to the African values, it was the nationals of these same Western countries that taught the African man about Christianity. This was or is being done through the Holy word of God, the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible tells us that God, the Creator of the universe, destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because the people of that city were engaged in such obnoxious and evil acts.The case in point is Obama America’s imposition of sanctions, the freezing of aid and travel ban on the Republic of Uganda because the Government of that country failed to recognize the so-called rights of Ugandans and others within Uganda who practice these shameful acts.Given the western advocacy that the rights of the doers of these acts be protected, I am inclined to believe, especially in this age of ours when the warfare between “good” and “evil” is so fierce, that America and her Western allies are acting as “agents” of the satanic world.America is always in the constant habit of supporting immoral tendencies: abortion, divorce, homosexuality, lesbianism, and so on and so forth, in the name of respecting people’s rights. There is no such thing as modernity or reform as far as the precepts of God is concerned. God’s Laws are always static and never dynamic.To those few African Countries that have enacted anti-gay laws: Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda; I say well done and forward march! Those that are yet to enact legislations in this respect, including my native Liberia, I say join the bandwagon and enact anti-gay laws. African nations must avoid being carried away by Western aid at the expense of eternity.The courage as shown by the aforementioned countries reminds me of the late President Ahmed Sekou Toure of the Republic of Guinea who in 1958 opted for independence, rather than servitude and for his native Guinea as opposed to riches from Guinea’s colonial master, France,.I hope that sooner, rather than later, African leaders will muster the courage to say a resounding “yes” to anti-gay legislations in their respective countries; and when that happens, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who has been our Providence, will continue out of His many bounties.Kind regardsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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…parents file legal action against hospitalBy Lakhram BhagiratWilfred Sandy is accusing doctors in the paediatric unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) of exposing his newborn son to a virus, resulting in his death, while adding that the authorities are now attempting to cover up the incident.In an interview with Guyana Times, the Rose Hall, Berbice businessman said his fiancé went into labour on March 2 and was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was kept for three days before delivering a baby boy, Maleek Sandy, on March 5.He said after the first time mother delivered, she observed her newborn vomiting a green substance.The woman, who is also a doctor, related the incident to her doctors, who then admitted the baby to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and immediately conducted a series of tests. They found that the baby was suffering from duodenal atresia (intestinal obstruction) and would require surgery to clear the blockage in his intestines.He was transferred to the GPHC where he was examined and admitted to the NICU. However, the businessman related that the doctors that examined the baby said they did not see a blockage in his small intestine and started him on antibiotics since they believed it to be an infection. Maleek would spend the next three days hooked up to several tubes as his condition continuously worsened.“They (doctors) came back on the fourth day and told us they think it’s some sortWilfred Sandy, the newborn’s fatherof infection… they did another X-ray and it showed a partial blockage and they said it is surgical and as all of this was happening they telling us that he is responding well to the antibiotics and so,” Sandy explained.He further related that one of the doctors on the surgical team met with them and informed them that they would have to sign off on the surgery, which was expected to be performed by the hospital’s paediatric surgeon (name withheld) and was scheduled for March 10. However, when surgery day came the doctors were still performing tests on Maleek and found that his platelet count was low, and cancelled the surgery.The following day, the distraught man related, one of the doctors told the parents that the National Blood Transfusion Service, more commonly called the Blood Bank, does not issue platelets on a Sunday and that they could not perform the surgery then, an explanation he said he found strange.Sandy told Guyana Times that he consulted with a private hospital to discuss the possibility of moving his son there to have the surgery performed but was informed that the same doctor at the GPHC would be the one performing the surgery at the private institution and that it was unwise to transfer the baby in his current state. He said since Maleek was admitted to the NICU, he has been requesting to meet with the surgeon, but she never agreed to meet with them.The grieving man noted that on March 11 he got a number for a senior doctor and made contact with him after he noticed his son’s condition deteriorating rapidly.“When I talk to the doctor he asked if I didn’t see the head doctor and I said no and I told him about the baby condition and he said something is not right and he called the hospital. After that, six to eight doctors came up and they told us the baby having respiratory distress and that they will have to put a tube down his throat because he is not getting oxygen,” he related.However, the doctors could not find any respiratory tubes in the NICU and went searching for one for over an hour then took an additional 30 minutes to sterilise itBaby Maleek Sandybut by the time they were successful in inserting the tube, the baby had already died.“The baby came healthy with no respiratory distress and the baby developed all of that and jaundice. The baby got worse… the baby deteriorated very fast. He wasn’t stooling and tummy is swollen and so on. I asked that why the baby deteriorated so fast and then I started talking to the nurses and they started telling me that this is an ongoing situation and that a lot of babies came in good and there is a virus in the ward and they are not telling anyone and they are fed up of telling parents that their baby died of sepsis,” Sandy said.The man related that no doctor could have given the reason his child died but listed the official cause of death as sepsis. He noted after his baby died, they had a “royal runaround” to have a doctor sign off on the death certificate.He noted that when they visited the hospital’s morgue for his baby, he was among an overwhelming number of other dead babies and when they saw Maleek, he was in the morgue with all the tubes still inserted in his body.Maleek was buried on March 15, 2018, in Berbice.InvestigationSandy said after his son died, they lodged an official complaint with the GPHC’s complains department and was told they would be contacted within 29 days. However, it has been over two months after they would receive a call from the hospital. He said he along with the child’s mother, were invited for a meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and instead of being presented with the findings of the investigation, they were asked for their opinion on what should be done.The man said this infuriated him and they requested that the NICU be closed down but was told that it is not an option. He further stated that they met with the head surgeon for the first time and was told that the surgery would have been an easy one, but the baby would have died anyway.He added that when he brought up the issue of the virus the nurses told him about, he was told that the ward was quarantined and disinfected.“I said if you know there is a virus in the ward and my baby come for such a small surgery which would heal very fast you still allow my baby to go into the ward knowing there is a virus in there killing babies and knowing that if he contract this virus then he will die and they said nothing…,” Sandy related.He said fiancé and himself are convinced the hospital is covering up the incident, hence the reason they submitted a written complaint to the Guyana Medical Council and even wrote to President David Granger on the matter. He said he was advised by the Ministry of the Presidency to meet with Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence.He said he has since filed legal proceedings against the hospital for gross negligence. Efforts to contact the GPHC’s CEO and the doctor on the matter proved futile.
0Shares0000Maradona celebrated wildly after Argentina’s winning goal against Nigeria © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – A thrilling World Cup came to its conclusion as France beat Croatia in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but there have been plenty of unusual incidents on the pitch and on the sidelines in Russia.Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the best offbeat stories from the 2018 World Cup: Maradona’s two-fingered saluteDiego Maradona will always be remembered as one of the greatest players of all-time for his exploits in 1986, but he became an increasing attraction for ridicule in Russia.The 57-year-old made an obscene gesture from the VIP box to celebrate Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria which sent them into the last 16, drawing plenty of criticism.He still managed to keep himself in the limelight even after his country’s exit at the hands of France, claiming that he would turn the team’s fortunes around if named coach, and then being rebuked by FIFA after ranting about the officials following Colombia’s loss to England.Swiss double eaglesXhaka celebrates his equalising goal in Switzerland’s 2-1 win over Serbia © AFP/File / Attila KISBENEDEKA politically-charged group match between Switzerland and Serbia saw Swiss pair Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka fined by FIFA for celebrating their goals by making a pro-Kosovan ‘double eagle’ gesture which represents the Albanian flag.Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Liverpool’s Shaqiri trace their roots to Kosovo, a former province of Serbia where thousands were killed and tens of thousands more chased from their homes during a 1998-1999 conflict between Serbian forces and ethnic Albanian guerillas.Anything Diego can do, Robbie Williams can tooRobbie Williams caused controversy during the opening ceremony © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVThe tournament kicked off with Russia’s 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia, but it was former Take That star Robbie Williams who grabbed headlines for showing his middle finger to a TV camera during his opening-ceremony performance.No one is quite sure why the Englishman was so irate, especially considering he was invited to perform despite previously causing outrage in Russia with his song “Party Like a Russian”.Neymar theatricsNeymar spent more time during the World Cup on the pitch than he did creating goals for Brazil © AFP/File / Jewel SAMADNeymar dominated plenty of the World Cup build-up with his fight to overcome a foot injury, but it was his feigning of injury that saw him become the butt of many jokes.The Brazilian star showed plenty of his talent, scoring twice as the five-time champions reached the quarter-finals, but consistently play-acted in apparent attempts to have opponents booked or sent off, even having a dive to win a penalty overturned by VAR.Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio labelled the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s antics in his team’s last-16 loss to Brazil a “shame for football”.Photographer’s professionalismMario Mandzukic helped AFP photographer Yuri Cortez to his feet after he became engulfed by celebrating Croatians © AFP/File / Yuri CORTEZAFP photographer Yuri Cortez found himself literally at the centre of Croatia’s celebrations after their winning goal in the semi-final against England, but kept his cool to snap away.Croatian goalscoring hero Mario Mandzukic helped Cortez to his feet after he became engulfed by the players, while centre-back Domagoj Vida even gave him a kiss on the cheek.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
VICTORIA, B.C. – BC Transit is introducing its plan to move towards a fully electric provincial fleet.According to BC Transit, the low carbon fleet program aligns with the Province’s CleanBC plan and supports greenhouse gas and climate action goals.Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, says the transportation sector is the province’s largest pollution generator and that the Province will be taking measures to reduce pollution by introducing an electric fleet.- Advertisement -“British Columbia’s largest and fastest-growing source of carbon pollution is the transportation sector. Changing that trend will be a challenge, but it’s also a tremendous opportunity. Many of the actions we need to take to reduce carbon emissions – such as encouraging people to choose transit over their personal vehicles and moving to a fully electric fleet – are the exact same measures that will get us out of gridlock and make our neighbourhoods more liveable, now and for future generations.”BC Transit plans to start buying only electric heavy-duty buses in 2023, with a target of creating a fully electric provincial fleet in all vehicle classifications by 2040.For more information on the fleet change, you can visit BC Transit’s website.Advertisement
Manchester United target Arturo Vidal has revealed he is happy at Juventus.The Chile international has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford since last summer’s World Cup, but no move has taken place.The Red Devils are thought to be weighing up another approach for the midfielder when the window re-opens at the end of the season as Louis van Gaal looks to strengthen his squad.But Vidal has now rubbished talk of a move away from Juventus – claiming he is happy with life in Italy.“I am fine in Turin and my family feels at home here,” Vidal told Tutto Juve.“Why should I leave? I get on very well with everyone at the club.” 1 Manchester United target Arturo Vidal in action for Juventus
This summer we’re bringing you some of football’s most incredible moments and today it’s 33 years to the day since Gerry Armstrong’s strike saw Northern Ireland claim a 1-0 win over Spain at the 1982 World Cup.You can see highlights of the game above…