Even though favorable reports are coming from the three Ebola affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with Liberia having no confirmed case for the past 26 or more days, President Barack Obama has stressed that the United States cannot be complacent as this deadly disease is “unpredictable.”President Obama made the assertion in the cabinet room at the White House in Washington, D.C. while meeting with the three West African leaders, Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Conde, and Ernest Bai Koroma of the Ebola affected countries.Against this backdrop, Obama said the international community needs to remain fully engaged in partnership with the three countries, expressing the need for rebuilding of their health systemas to meet daily needs.“We have to be vigilant, and the international community has to remain fully engaged in a partnership with these three countries until there are no cases of Ebola in these countries. Health systems also have to be rebuilt to meet daily needs — vaccines for measles, delivering babies safely, treating HIV/AIDS and malaria. And with our Global Health Security Agenda, we intend to do more to prevent future epidemics,” the President stressed.The economic breakdown caused by the Ebola crisis in the three countries also matters to President Obama as the international community helps to eradicate the disease.In this vein, President Obama said, “So the Ebola epidemic has been also an economic crisis. That’s part of the reason why these three presidents are here. “They’re going to be meeting with a number of the multilateral institutions — the IMF and World Bank here in Washington. Theirs is the challenge of restoring markets and agricultural growth, promoting investment and development.” He assured the three West African leaders that as they meet with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to strategize in bringing economic recovery to their respective countries, he was also looking forward to hearing from them on how the United States can assist in the recovery process.“So I’m going to be looking forward to hearing from them on how the United States can stand shoulder to shoulder with them to work hard to take this crisis and turn it into an opportunity to rebuild even stronger than before: To strengthen administrative systems, public health systems, to continue the work that they’ve done in rooting out corruption, reinforcing democratic institutions — all of which will be the foundation stones for long-term progress and prosperity.” He, however, expressed that with just 40 cases now in both Guinea and Sierra Leone with Liberia having zero case, it is a great progress in fighting the disease and he commended the leaders for their efforts.He also acknowledged the US role in leading the global fight against the disease and extended condolences on behalf of the people of the United States and in his own name.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Further tests will determine which steps to follow regarding his treatment.“Sevilla FC wants to show their full support to the coach right now and wishes him a speedy recovery.”Berizzo, 48, made no statement on his health when speaking to media after the Spanish side came from 3-0 down at half-time to draw 3-3 against the five-time European champions.A former centre-back for River Plate, Marseille and Celta Vigo among others, Berizzo is in his first season as Sevilla boss after three successful years in charge of Celta.Several Sevilla players had hailed Berizzo’s powers of motivation to orchestrate their second-half fightback.“We had to come out with a different attitude for the fans and for the boss, he made us play like that,” said Argentine international Ever Banega.“He turned the situation around in the second-half.”Spanish football has rallied round Berizzo with numerous clubs, including his former side Celta sending their support.“All our strength and support for Berizzo,” the Galicians posted on Twitter.“Be strong boss, you are in the best place in the world to not give in because there they never give up,” said Sevilla’s legendary former sporting director Monchi, who joined Roma earlier this year.Sevilla sit fifth in La Liga and need just a point from their final Champions League group game away at Maribor to secure their place in the last 16.It remains to be seen whether Berizzo will need to take time away from his duties as coach to concentrate on his recuperation.In the 2012/13 season, then Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova stood aside for several months as he underwent treatment for throat cancer in New York.Vilanova returned for the final two months of the season as Barca won the league with a club record 100 points, but resigned shortly afterwards and passed away in April 2014 at just 45.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sevilla coach Berizzo in prostate cancer shockSEVILLE, Spain, Nov 22 – Sevilla’s Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club confirmed on Wednesday, just hours after his side staged a remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League.“The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate,” the club said in a statement.
The defeat means Jose Mourinho was unable to add to the League Cup and Europa League double from his first campaign in charge at Old Trafford.United finished second in the Premier League, their best position since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, but they were 19 points behind their neighbours Manchester City.Mourinho has been backed heavily by the club since his arrival, bringing in the likes of Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku and Matic for big money, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez were signed on huge contracts.But midfielder Matic believes more is required if United are to compete at home and in Europe next season.“I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said after the defeat to Antonio Conte’s team.“After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also. I think that we have improved. As you know, United last year were sixth. The year before that, fifth.“So we improve, we are second. The only team who is better than us this year is Man City. Obviously, they play amazing football. But we are second and we are in the Champions League next year which is the most important thing.”The Serbia international admits the pressure will be on the whole squad to deliver success because of the lack of silverware this season.“Of course, this is football,” he said. “When you don’t win one year the next year (there) is always more pressure. When you play for the club, Manchester United, it is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.“When you win the trophy it’s different and you feel better but the most important thing is that we can look in the mirror and know we gave our best (in the cup final).“I feel the team was sad after the game — we know we deserved more — but this is football. This is a final — everything can happen — so we have to be focused on the next challenge.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic reacts to defeat in the 2018 FA Cup final © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Nemanja Matic says Manchester United “can fight for the title and the Champions League” if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.Jose Mourinho’s team lost Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley 1-0 to Matic’s former club, with Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty enough to settle the contest.
In a poll conducted by The Sliced Pan, thousands voted for their favourite, and least favourite accents in Ireland.It may come as no surprise that Donegal ranked #1 for the best accent considering our amazing track record of awards for our lilty speech.Donegal won by a landslide, dominating over 4,000 votes. Our accents were described as “featuring a complete inability to speak without sounding like said person is up to some sort of divilment” by the popular culture website. People have even made videos compiling clips of Donegal people speaking for their listening pleasure, including Jim McGuinness, Enya, and Pearse Doherty! This particular video has over 130,000 views!The second favourite accent was Galway, with 2,900 votes.The third best was Cork with 2,400 votes. The crown for the worst accent goes to D4s, who are described as having “an accent so far up its own arse it actually doesn’t know any other Irish accents exist”. Next was Offaly, which was called “rough”, and the third least favourite was Louth.Ireland’s best and worst accents revealed… was last modified: September 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:best irish accentdonegal accentworst irish accent
Letterkenny Golf NotesWith the Cat 4. “Player of the Year” award as wide open as ever, competition is beginning to hot up and none burning the course more than Victor Byrne  returning a massive 25pts over 11 holes.In runner-up spot was this year’s “wild card” Liam Rogers  just one point adrift on 24pts. Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th August saw the Juniors competing for their biggest prize of the year, Caolan Friel’s Junior Captain’s Prize. Taking this much sought after trophy was Dylan Mc Croary , with a gross 90 shots giving him a nett score of 65 with the equivalent of 24pts on back nine. In runner-up spot was Evan Dunleavy  with gross 94, nett 68 and 23pts scored on front nine. In third place was Ronan Daly  with gross 95, nett 70, best gross was won by Caolan Friel, playing off 13 handicap and returning a gross score of 81 shots while the cat 4. Prize was won by James Tourish  with nett 72.Wed. 6th Aug. Open competition, sponsored by E.M.C. Construction, saw the beginning of the “bad weather” week that saw flooding in Letterkenny, but Barnhill still played host to over one hundred entrants, with congratulations offered to the groundstaff for the coure being in such immacculate condition. Taking first prize on this occasion was Paul Doherty  who, with the help of a birdie at 3rd hole, recorded 24pts on outward nine on his way to an overall winning score of 43pts.In second place was the ever present Hugo Daly , continuing his good form of last year. Hugo recovered from a disappointing double bogey at 6th to record a birdie at 7th and a front nine of 23pts on his way to an overall 42pts. In third place was the soon-to-be single figure member Conor Mc Gettigan , an integral part of the club’s Pierce Purcell team. With birdies at 5th and 10th, Conor managed the back nine in 39 shots gross to accumulate 21pts and a 41pt. return. In fourth place by virtue of BOT was Ciaran Bradley , recording a birdie at 11th, 24pts on back nine and an overall 39pts.Friday 8th Open Stroke, which is beginning to build in numbers again after the local holidays, was won by single handicapper David Johnston , returning a two over gross 38 shots on back nine with the help of birdies at 13th and 18th for a submittant score of gross 77, [nett 71] Sat 9th Open, generously sponsored by Auto Fast Fit & Tyre Centre, Letterkenny, again saw a welcome entry of almost one hundred competitors, with the early tee-off’s battling rain and strong winds. Indeed it was one of those hardy early starters, no doubt rushing to get back in time for the Donegal GAA game, that took first place on the rostrum, Cat 3. handicapper Tommy Daly . Winning out on a 4-way BOT with 38pts, Tommy’s inward nine of 20pts needed a countback on the last six to relegate Pat Keating  to runner-up spot, despite Pat’s birdie on 14th. In third place was Paddy Mc Daid , whose 19pts on back nine was not enough despite his birdie on 17th.Sunday 10th saw the course host Catherine Cooke-Harkin’s Lady Captain’s prize to the Gents and taking this honour was single figure handicapper Martin A. Gallagher  who, having recorded no less than four birdies on the card starting at 1st to make the turn with a level par 36 shots and 21pts, then followed up with birdies at 11th, 14th and 16th and, despite unfortunate bogeys at 17th and 18th, returned a great score in somewhat showery and blustery conditions of 40pts. Following closely behind but losing out by just one point, no doubt due to that unusual “blank” at 8th, was another single figure handicapper in Michael Collum  who, whilst scoring 39pts., also recorded birdies at 3rd, 11th, 16th and 18th and returned a great inward nine score of 24pts. In third place on a 4-way BOT was Keith Spence  who, despite three double bogeys on the card, still managed 38pts, with a back nine of 20pts.Club Team Notes: Letterkenny Donegal league team had a heavy defeat in Buncrana on Saturday losing 5-0 and the return leg will be on the 24th, so it will be an uphill task to turn this match around, but we will be supporting the lads and, with their “keep fighting” attitude, you never know!Many thanks to all the team for their efforts.The juniors had a great result against last year’s winners Buncrana in the under 16’s and will now play Ballyliffin in the semi final which we hope will be played this weekend. Wishing them every success.GOLF NEWS: PAUL DOHERTY IN FINE FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSport
QPR will try to beat Tottenham to the signing of goalkeeper Robert Green if West Ham fail to win promotion, according to the Daily Mirror.West Brom and Spanish side Malaga have also been linked with the England international, whose contract expires this summer.It is claimed that R’s boss Mark Hughes is ready to offer him as much as £50,000 a week to move to Loftus Road.Rangers’ current number-one keeper Paddy Kenny is tipped to join former boss Neil Warnock at Leeds United.West Ham are expected to offer Green a new deal but it seems less likely he will re-sign for them if they lose to Blackpool in the Championship play-off final.This page is regularly updated.Click here for Friday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
29 September 2010Another player has entered South Africa’s increasingly competitive telecoms market, with ARC Telecoms launching a new product and service offering targeting medium-sized businesses.It offers connectivity and voice solutions as well as managed services and value added applications delivered via the cloud, already boasts over 100 active customers, and has agreements with local carriers such as WBS, Telkom, Neotel, MTN and Vodacom.ARC also has the support of its advanced technical service delivery partners, Neology and Think IT.Mid-sized businesses ‘lost in the gap’According to ARC Telecoms CEO Steve Briggs, medium-sized enterprises are the heart of South Africa’s economy, employing the majority of people and contributing most to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), yet they remain massively under-serviced when it comes to telecommunications.“There are a few giants servicing the enterprise space and lots of smaller service providers all wishing they could,” Briggs said in a statement this week. “The result is that the true economic powerhouses of the SA economy – medium-sized businesses – get lost in the gap between the very small and the very large.”According to Briggs, ARC Telecoms has designed its network, services and support services to address the needs of the IT manager of a company employing between 50 and 200 people, with an IT budget and often more than one office location.“ARC isn’t aiming to service the top 500 corporate companies, but we aren’t looking to work with one-man home office businesses either,” he said.Mid-market focus, 14-day trialBriggs said that when looking at what the company could do to make the IT buying decision easier for mid-sized companies, they realised that clients needed more information before they made the final choice to purchase or implement a technology.“Rather than bombard already busy people with more spec sheets or white paper, we offer a no-strings-attached 14-day trial of any entry-level connectivity or voice service,” he said.“Where feasible, we set up a two-week trial, where you are able to test the solution in your business environment before committing to a longer-term contract.”SME-specific support, service levelsIn terms of SME-specific support that ARC offers businesses, Briggs highlighted the adoption of a high-touch customer service model. “Every client has a dedicated account manager, not just the top few. There is nothing that says, ‘You don’t actually matter to us’ more clearly for South African businesses than being palmed off on a contact centre.“We make sure customers have a specific, senior person who is responsible for getting their problems sorted out,” Briggs said.ARC has also ensured carrier independence by partnering with a set of carriers rather than just one, and in that way can source the best last-mile connectivity option for their clients on a case-by-case basis.The service level agreements are another area where ARC has taken a realistic attitude. “We offer our customers realistic, price-competitive service level agreements that we can all live with, and that delivers what their business needs to run,” said Briggs.“It’s not about perfect networks – it’s about having the right level of service so that technology doesn’t get in the way of business.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Business enterprises are invited to submit entries for the 4th annual South African Premier Business Awards by 30 September 2016. Entries may be submitted in a range of categories, including technology, manufacturing and women in business.Download media releaseThese annual awards, which are organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Brand South Africa and Proudly South African, recognise business excellence and celebrate enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has described this event as South Africa’s apex business awards which brings together all single sectored awards into one big, national business awards.“The awards represent and acknowledge all South African business sectors and enterprises, as well as members of the media who meet the various criteria per category and have achieved success in their various fields,” says DaviesHe adds that for the first time in four years, the partners have introduced the on-line entry system that will give businesses that are based in other provinces a chance to take part.CEO of Brand South Africa, Dr Kingsley Makhubela has emphasised the role that business plays in building a strong and competitive Nation Brand.“South African business is critical to building positive perceptions about the country’s competitiveness for both domestic and international audiences. In addition, these Awards also highlight how collaboration between government and business plays a part in building a competitive and capable Nation Brand,” says Makhubela.Acting CEO of Proudly South African, Mr. Eustace Mashimbye added: “We are certain that through these awards, more South Africans will be able to rate the significance of South African businesses as well as the quality of many of their products as among the best in the world. Through these awards and using other mechanisms, we are optimistic that the acceptance of “Buy Local” message will grow among South Africans nationwide, adding to the growth of our country’s economy.”Categories for the awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Manufacturers Award, Exporters Award, Enterprise Development Support Award, Women-Owned Businesses Award, Young Entrepreneur Award, Investor of the Year Award, Proudly South African Enterprise Award, Play Your Part Award, SMME Award and Black Industrialist Award.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, competition rules and entry forms is available on www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or 0861 843 384.Enquiries:Sidwell Medupe – Departmental SpokespersonTel: (012) 394 1650Mobile: 079 492 1774E-mail: MSMedupe@thedti.gov.zaIssued by: The Department of Trade and IndustryFollow us on Twitter: @the_dti
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is the only person who can take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 polls and his attacks on the government’s failures are galvanising the opposition, party leader Sachin Pilot has said. The BJP was running away from answering questions but Mr. Gandhi was forcing it to be accountable, the Congress’ Rajasthan unit chief said. Support for the Congress president’s leadership also came from Sonia Gandhi who said in her address to the Congress Parliamentary Party on Thursday that Rahul Gandhi was her boss too, and asked party MPs to work with him to strengthen the party. “Mr Gandhi is relentlessly taking on the BJP leadership for all its failures (and) that is giving a lot of energy and confidence to opposition forces,” Mr. Pilot told PTI. “He is the only person who is going to be able to take on Mr Modi and mount a formidable challenge to dethrone the BJP in 2019,” said Pilot, under whose leadership the Congress won the key Rajasthan bypolls recently. The way the Congress president has been aggressively taking on the BJP for its failures has attracted many anti-BJP forces and is galvanising the opposition, he said. According to Mr. Pilot, the BJP was becoming “nervous” with Mr. Gandhi constantly asking them questions on the promises made by them. “It’s very easy to give a sermon and monologue but when you are asked questions on past performance, on data, on promises made, that is when the BJP loses it nerve. That is exactly what Mr Gandhi has been able to do,” the 40-year-old leader said. On whether Rahul Gandhi was the best choice for leading an alliance against the NDA in 2019, Mr. Pilot said, “I will only say this much — that nationally the only party that can challenge the BJP is the Congress party and under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership it is now fully geared up to take on the BJP whenever the Lok Sabha elections happen.” All anti-BJP forces will collage together when the time is right, Mr. Pilot said. Talking about the victory in the Rajasthan bypolls, Mr. Pilot said the quantum of loss is worrying the BJP. “I am sure two months later, we will win the Karnataka elections also,” he said. Congress wrested the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha and Mandalgarh Assembly seats from the BJP by impressive margins last week.
LATEST STORIES Ateneo escaped with an 80-78 victory over the Green Archers in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup behind Ravena’s clutch heroics.READ: Ravena’s late three lifts Ateneo past La SalleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut things didn’t go the younger Ravena’s way early. He even got pulled out of the court in the second half after failing to follow coach Tab Baldwin’s defensive instructions.The 20-year-old knew what he did wrong and bide his time to make up for his mistakes. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Smith unstoppable as TNT clips Ginebra, takes Game 1 “I did exactly what coach Tab told us not to do, and I understood why I was benched. Coach told us to be composed, but I was rushing and that’s when La Salle trapped us more. But when he told me to contribute on defense, I just made it a point to do my job,” he said.READ: Thirdy admits there’s no escaping comparisons to dad, brotherHe was stellar on the defensive end when he finally returned on the court, but Ravena’s biggest moment came on offense, when he received a pass from Tyler Tio on the left corner and drilled the go-ahead trey with 9.2 seconds remaining to put Ateneo up, 76-74.“The opportunity just presented itself. Seeing how hard my teammates worked, I was thinking that I didn’t want to let them down. We have already went though a lot of hardships. So whatever I needed to do, whether I got the ball or not, I have to grab the opportunity,” he said. “Tyler (Tio) followed coach Tab’s play and he did it very well, drawing my defender in and kicking it out to me. I was just lucky to get the three points because I came off the bench cold and I wasn’t really warmed up.”That basket steered the Blue Eagles to the tight victory where Ravena finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win, much to the delight of his older brother.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Thirdy Ravena needed any more pressure to deliver for Ateneo against La Salle on Sunday, his older brother Kiefer had to remind about it.Thirdy said the his older brother told him to “perform well” because he will be at the Arena for the first meeting of the rivals in the pre-season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken READ: Dream Ateneo-La Salle UAAP showdown looms“Again, I’m just lucky,” he said.It may have been just a pre-season win but the Blue Eagles are happy to get one against their archrivals.“Of course, Ateneo-La Salle rivalry goes very, very deep. If you’re an Atenean or a Lasallian, playing in the game is enough motivation. Of course, La Salle was La Salle and they were very intense offensively and defensively. But although it’s just the summer league, we’re happy to get the win. But we know that we still have lots to work on. La Salle is still a strong team and we have to continue working on our game and keep working as a team,” he said. What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games