Has Russia gone so far as to block Wikipedia?

first_img Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianThe entire Wikipedia website may have been blocked in Russia for the absurd reason that a government agency objected to a single entry about a type of cannabis from India.The authorities ordered Internet Service Providers block access to the online collaborative encyclopaedia today at the request of the Russian telecommunications surveillance agency Roskomnadzor.The agency ordered the blocking following a 25 June ruling by a court in Cherny Yar, a town near Astrakhan (a city 1,200 km southeast of Moscow) that the cannabis entry was illegal and should be blocked.The entry is said to violate several laws, including article 46 of a January 1998 federal law banning “propaganda in favour of narcotic and psychotropic substances.”The authorities were prepared to block the entire website because the type of HTTPS encryption used by Wikipedia makes it impossible to block a single page. Roskomnadzor “does not rule out blocking the entire site,” said a spokesman for the agency, Vadim Ampelonsky.“Blocking the Wikipedia website would be one of Russia’s biggest violations of freedom of information in recent years,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“It is incredible that a site as important as Wikipedia should be rendered inaccessible in Russia simply because a single page breaks the law. We urge the authorities to reach a compromise with Wikipedia in order to avoid a totally disproportionate suppression of online content.”Ever since 2012 and Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency, Russia has been toughening its legislation on freedom of expression and information and has been blocking more and more websites.Roskomnadzor acts an online policeman and, at the request of prosecutors, can order the blocking of any Internet content deemed undesirable without referring to a judge first.Russia is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Related documents cp_wikipedia_ru-2.pdfPDF – 127.45 KB August 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Has Russia gone so far as to block Wikipedia? News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more to go further News Newslast_img read more

Harvard Medical School students mobilize

first_img Related Despite distrust in coronavirus leadership, public confident they can keep themselves safe Harvard coronavirus survey: How’re we doing? Not bad so far This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.With more than 50,000 patients admitted annually and millions of outpatient visits each year, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), one of the nation’s premier hospitals and biomedical research facilities, is an extremely busy place.Adding the new coronavirus pandemic to the mix is expected to exponentially increase patient demand at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliate, and officials at Mass General  and other HMS affiliated hospitals have been working diligently to prepare for an expected influx of patients with COVID-19.“We don’t know what’s coming, so we need to prepare for the absolute worst,” said Alberto Puig, HMS associate professor of medicine and the associate dean for undergraduate medical education at Mass General.To help in that effort, within days of the escalation of infections in Massachusetts, hundreds of HMS medical students began mobilizing to provide voluntary support to clinicians.“It’s incredibly inspiring,” said HMS Dean for Medical Education Edward Hundert. “We have a huge number of students who said, ‘Let me know what I can do.’ And they can make a huge contribution.”Upon learning that their clinical clerkships would be temporarily suspended on March 15, the students quickly formed a COVID-19 virus medical student response team. Within five days, the team was organized into four committees that are focused on education and activism: medical education for the student community; educational information for the broader community; medical support to assist frontline clinical responders; and nonclinical support for the broader health care community, as well as for vulnerable populations within Boston, such as the homeless and elderly.Some of the work they’ll be taking on includes tasks such as fielding regular, scheduled OB/GYN telephone calls with prenatal patients, translating vital information about the new coronavirus from English into other languages, and screening low-risk patients arriving at hospitals for routine, but necessary, procedures.“We’re the first medical school to develop this sort of organizational structure,” said one of the team’s lead organizers, Derek Soled, an M.D.-M.B.A. candidate, who added that HMS students are now sharing what they’ve developed with 32 other medical schools across the country that are also looking for ways to get their own efforts off the ground.“As long as someone is helped, then medical student involvement will be worth it,” said Soled. “We’re trying to explore all areas of need in which a medical student can be involved. Right now, it’s our job to mobilize and be ready to respond.”The medical students themselves will not be working directly with any known COVID-19 patients, Hundert said. The team’s primary goal is to relieve pressure from frontline health care providers — such as physicians or residents — who will be caring for patients suffering from the virus.Overall, the team’s aim is to create and streamline connections, linking M.D. students with requests for help, augmenting student-led initiatives to better respond to the emerging public health crisis, and efficiently mobilizing the medical student body.“As our clinical expectations suddenly changed, we all felt a growing sense that we can’t just be idle,” said fourth-year M.D. student Kirstin Woody-Scott, one of the team’s lead organizers who is completing her clinical capstone course this month.“It was clear that many students wanted to be part of the response and do something about this, so we asked, ‘How can we organize people quickly to optimize our impact?’” she said.Following the first call for help to the student body, group leaders received an immediate response from more than 150 students.By March 19, a group of students began volunteering at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day, according to Erik Alexander, HMS professor of medicine and associate dean for undergraduate medical education at Brigham and Women’s.The students have been helping to screen patients and patient families who are visiting the hospital for reasons not related to COVID-19, and they are also helping distribute personal protective equipment to hospital staffers.“I think every step and every piece helps tremendously, because there are so many needs during a time of crisis,” Alexander said, adding that the students’ volunteer duties in the hospital will serve as valuable learning opportunities for them.Brand new curriculumAlso, within a week of the first call to action, the students’ committee on medical education had generated a COVID-19 virus curriculum for HMS students. The work was led by fourth-year student Michael Kochis, with the support of Wolfram Goessling, advisory dean for the London Society and co-director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.The medical education committee, composed of 35 HMS student volunteers, worked around the clock, meeting regularly via teleconferences and phone calls, to create a new, four-module COVID-19 virus curriculum. As of March 20, the curriculum was made available to all HMS students online through a school learning management portal. Labs donate protective equipment to health care workers Health officials expect coronavirus to spread worldwide Attempts to contain cases in China have proved ineffective As University facilities have shut down, faculty and staff gathered gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage The curriculum has been extensively peer- and faculty-reviewed. It covers topics such as virology, epidemiology, the current health care response and communicating information to nonmedical audiences. The curriculum is now being shared with medical schools around the world.The other three committees, led by Danika Barry, Parsa Erfani, Shivangi Goel, Nicholas Joseph, Nishant Uppal, David Velasquez, and Kruti Vora, have worked to produce a wide array of deliverables related to the COVID19 response, including generating content on Twitter and Instagram (@FutureMDvsCOVID) and producing infographics that address common questions about the virus and promote social distancing.  Students also produced a video promoting social distancing.Other teams have translated COVID-19 virus content on the HMS website into more than 31 languages and have developed pediatric-appropriate educational materials.  One project has involved connecting students with more than 150 outside health care resources in the Boston community, such as housing advocacy programs that focus on providing care to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly.Goel, one of the team’s lead organizers who is also 2021 class council president, co-leads a committee with classmate Barry. Their team is focused on providing clinical support for frontline health care workers by assisting in clinical research for questions related to the COVID19 virus. They are also gathering and distributing personal protective equipment for health care providers and helping to coordinate deployment of medical students into clinical settings.The latter effort could, for example, involve having some medical students assist residents in cardiology clinics, providing patients who do not have COVID-19 with lab results and reducing the overall burden on the frontline health care workers.Students may also help staff coronavirus telephone hotlines, which would also free nurses and residents to care for ill patients.At Brigham and Women’s, some students have been assisting with the screening of low-risk visitors who arrive to see loved ones who are in the hospital but not affected by COVID-19.Part of Goel’s role is to gather student volunteer offers, providing information to hospitals on the help that’s available, so that hospital officials can match volunteers with the current hospital needs and clinical opportunities.One advantage to working with MD students who’ve completed much of their training, and who already have various hospital clearances, is that they are well prepared to help in many capacities, said Hundert.“Everyone here is ready to contribute during this global health crisis, because this is what we signed up to do when we came to medical school,” said Goel. “This is our chance to really help.”Puig said Boston hospitals are fortunate to have a wealth of MD student volunteers willing to relieve some of the burden of clinical staff.Woody-Scott, who last week learned that she matched for an emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan, said she never could have imagined medical school might end this way for her, but the response she’s seen from her fellow students, she said, has been heartening and affirming.“This will change us all,” she said.Medical students interested in volunteering for or participating in this initiative may contact [email protected] for more information.last_img read more

Washington State Department of Transportation to be the First Statewide Agency…

first_imgFacebook191Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationAn artist-in-residence will spend a year working with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to help develop new ways to achieve agency goals through a first-of-its-kind program created by ArtPlace America and Transportation for America, a program of Smart Growth America. WSDOT will be the first stage agency in the country to pilot an artist-in-residence program.Applications are now open for artists interested in the year-long position, which will be located within WSDOT. The call for artists and application can be found here: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/arts-culture/wsdot-air/Recognized as a tool for pioneering innovative and creative solutions, artist-in-residence programs have been piloted across the nation in municipal governmental agencies, including the Los Angeles and Seattle DOTs, but never before at a statewide agency.Several organizations collaborated on the artist-in-residence program. ArtPlace America is providing a $125,000 grant for the program, including a $40,000 stipend for the selected artist and $25,000 for a final project(s) the artist and staff develop. Transportation for America (T4A) will administer both the funds and the overall program, including providing staff and consulting assistance. The State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) will also provide staff support. Both T4A and SSTI are programs of Smart Growth America. WSDOT will supply in-kind contributions consisting of work space for the selected artist and staff time for agency workers to collaborate on the groundbreaking new program.“Artists can provide fresh approaches and new ways of doing things, interpret complex processes, and provide unique perspectives for existing programs,” said Ben Stone, Smart Growth America’s director of arts & culture. “While a handful of cities have embedded artists in various departments over the years, WSDOT will be the first statewide agency to embark on such a program. We’re excited to be a part of helping Washington state harness arts and creativity to create better supported and more beloved transportation projects that help accomplish the state’s goals.”Why employ an artist-in-residence?“This type of program has a proven track record at the municipal level by bringing creativity to design challenges, increasing community buy-in, fostering deeper community engagement, building relationships with underrepresented communities and helping improve processes for day-to-day work,” said Roger Millar, WSDOT’s secretary of transportation. “Our goal is to find innovative ways to better engage the communities we serve and deliver the best possible transportation projects.”What will an artist-in-residence do?The residency will run for one year with rotations through WSDOT’s core divisions to gain knowledge on the agency’s operations, priorities and challenges. The artist will then propose projects to address WSDOT’s overarching goals while improving community engagement, supporting alternatives to single occupancy vehicle transport and enhancing safety and equity. After four months of rotations, eight months will be devoted to the artist’s project(s) development and production.Cities across the country have engaged artists-in-residence to support their efforts. The Seattle Housing Authority has engaged artists-in-residence to collaboratively produce art with residents of Yesler Terrace that celebrates the community’s culture and history, builds connections to the adjacent neighborhoods, and connects residents to the arts. The Seattle Department of Transportation has embedded artists-in-residence in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge to produce art and performances that explore the historic bridge’s role and meaning in Seattle.The Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s artists-in-residence have installed interactive artistic elements to bus shelters, taught storytelling skills to the DOT staff to help them better communicate their projects to the public, and served as a bridge between transportation advocates and DOT staff. In Minneapolis, artists-in-residence have used theatre to help the city’s Regulatory Services Department staff develop more empathetic policies and better relate to their constituents, while St Paul’s artists-in-residence have worked to make community meetings more creative, fun, and productive.“We are thrilled to invest in the first artist-in-residence program within state government, and to share the results with state departments of transportation across the country,” said Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace America’s executive director.  “WSDOT will establish a valuable model for how artists can contribute toward the planning, creation and utilization of safe, sustainable and integrated multimodal transportation system.”The artist will be based in WSDOT’s headquarters in Olympia, but may also work from one of WSDOT’s regional offices in Spokane, Wenatchee, Shoreline, Tumwater, Union Gap, or Vancouver for part of the residency.Interested artists can learn more about the position and apply for consideration here: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/arts-culture/wsdot-air/.Equal Opportunity EmploymentEqual opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Transportation for America. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.Featured photo credit: jennlvs2smilelast_img read more

Some Raiders ticket prices are slashed in half — for Winnipeg game

first_imgAfter shockingly few people had purchased tickets to next week’s Raiders “home game” in Winnipeg next week, there’s finally been a rash of sales for the preseason game against the Packers.And we sense it had nothing to do with both the Raiders and Green Bay notching impressive victories in their openers last week. More likely it’s because the promoter slashed prices in half for many seats for the game at IG Field, according to CBC.ca.The exorbitant prices — some prime seats cost nearly $450 …last_img

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

first_imgAmerican scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, “the most feasible vaccine ever developed”. It will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.A new, extensive HIV vaccine trial will be started in South Africa in November 2016. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterA successful early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has prompted the expansion of the experimental vaccine regimen into a large clinical trial.The new study, called HVTN 702, is designed to determine whether the regimen is safe, tolerable and effective at preventing HIV infection among South African adults. It will use a new variation of the RV144 shot, an experimental HIV vaccine developed by the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Niaid). The drug will be trialled in South Africa at the end of 2016.Tony Fauci @NIAIDNews: “Everyone was dying & we didn’t know why’ #HVAD https://t.co/HanbTbvfm9 pic.twitter.com/ZXad2e30B3— IAVI (@IAVI) May 18, 2016The HVTN 702 study will be led by Protocol Chair Dr Glenda Gray. Gray is the president and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, research professor of paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa.According to a post on the Niaid website by its director, Dr Anthony Fauci, RV144 promises to be able to cut HIV viral infections by a third, even more when the vaccine is tested in a real-world environment. Fauci is one of the global leaders in searching for a viable and affordable solution to the HIV/Aids pandemic.He says the new RV144 variation has been the most feasible vaccine ever developed. The trial will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.Niaid, co-funder of the trial, falls under the US National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health. It is responsible for global biomedical and health-related research, particularly in communicable diseases and life-threatening allergies.“A safe and effective HIV vaccine could help bring about a durable end to the HIV/Aids pandemic,” Fauci writes in the post, adding that “(it) is particularly needed in southern Africa, where HIV is more pervasive than anywhere else in the world.”In 2009, an early variation of the vaccine, developed by the US military, was trialled in Thailand. It consisted of a two-vaccine combination that cut the risk of HIV infection by 31% over three-and-a-half years.A small safety trial in South Africa of the latest variation found the new modified shots promising enough to warrant an expanded study in November 2016, pending regulatory approval.The South African trial will use 5 400 adult volunteers, each receiving five injections over a year, either vaccine or placebo shots. Results of the trial will be analysed and are expected to be released towards late 2020.“While we are making encouraging (overall) progress (in the fight against the disease) – new HIV infections have fallen by 35% globally since 2000 – the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine would be the ultimate game- changer,” Fauci writes. The new design and schedule of the vaccine regimen scheduled for the South African trial have been adjusted to try to increase the magnitude and duration of vaccine-elicited immune responses.“Vaccine research (will) also continue in the laboratory, where scientists are investigating the use of potent antibodies that block a high percentage of global HIV strains from infecting human cells.”In May 2016, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that antiretroviral medicine would be made available to all HIV-positive people irrespective of their CD4 count by September. An extra R1-billion has been allocated to the health budget to make this programme possible.Watch a full presentation by Fauci on the new trial and HIV/Aids research work done by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games

first_img“It is a realistic target, one which we can achieve. It is also the same number of golds we won when we hosted the Games in 2001 to become overall champions,” said Khairy.Khairy, however, did not reveal in detail which sports were expected to contribute to the gold medal tally.“I am not going to reveal it. That will put unnecessary pressure on the athletes. The other reason is that people will start analyzing and criticizing sports associations which do not meet their targets in the Games,” said Khairy.Although Khairy would not reveal the expectations from the sports associations, most of the gold medals are likely to come from athletics, aquatics, bowling, cycling, gymnastics, karate, lawn bowls, sailing, silat, waterskiing and squash.Khairy added that for the Asean Para Games, which will be held from Sept 17-23, a target of 103 gold medals has been set. There will be 16 sports in the Para Games, but with 479 events.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next PUTRAJAY—The Malaysian SEA Games contingent has one aim – one, one, one. The target is to win 111 gold medals and be the top gun of the 29th SEA Games, which is being hosted by the country from Aug 19 to 30.The target was announced by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak handed the Jalur Gemilang to the SEA Games contingent and also to the Para Asean Games contingent at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Quinto saves Letran late, outwits Perpetual for 3rd straight win LATEST STORIES PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The total number of gold medals up for grabs is 405 in 38 sports.The figure 111 is the same number of golds Malaysia won in the 2001 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. That was the first time since the Games’ inception in 1959 that Malaysia become the overall champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the 2001 edition, the total number of events was 391 in 32 sports.Khairy said that they came up with the figure of 111 after analyzing the performance of athletes and also the targets set by the individual sports associations. “We hope to finish second in the Para Asean Games with 103 golds. Thailand will be favourite to become overall champion,” said Khairy.In the last Asean Para Games in Singapore in 2015, Malaysia finished overall third with a medal haul of 52-58-37 in 336 events in 15 sports. Thailand was the overall champion with a haul of 95-76-79 followed by Indonesia with 81-74-63. Malaysia’s best ever performance in the Asean Para Games was also in 2001. The hosts then won 143 golds to become overall champion. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze

first_imgElmer Abatayo continued the Philippines’ haul in the lawn bowls competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, bagging the bronze medal in men’s singles Sunday at the National Lawn Balls Centre in Kuala Lumpur.Abatayo outlasted Brunei’s Abd Rahman Omar, 21-20, in the battle for third place as the country gained its sixth medal in lawn balls.ADVERTISEMENT That hiked the Philippines’ lawn bowls collection to one gold, three silvers, and two bronze medals.Muhammad Soufi Rusli of host Malaysia won the gold medal in men’s singles, while Singapore’s Lee Yuan Min settled for silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Prince Eze lifts Saints

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerpetual Help’s Prince Eze, the Most Valuable Player award front-runner at the end of the first round, sparkled down the stretch as Saints All Stars outlasted Heroes, 84-80, in the fourth annual NCAA All Star Game last Friday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.In a surprisingly tough and competitive encounter, the 6-foot-10 Eze, playing heavy minutes, drained two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Saints of San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lyceum’s CJ Perez finished with 15 points and four steals for Heroes. But Perez struggled just like Kent Salado in the final minute as the Saints tightened up on defense.Meanwhile, Arellano forward Lervin Flores ruled the slam dunk contest, leaping over three people, including comedian Empoy Marquez who was among the judges.Flores’ perfect 50 dunk in the final round rescued what was an otherwise drab affair which saw six of the nine participants unable to convert their dunk attempts.It was redemption for Flores, who was left frustrated last year when he failed to get past the first round of the competition.Justin Gutang of St. Benilde settled for second place after getting a score of 45 for his 360 slam.ADVERTISEMENT Mapua ruled two side events as Almel Orquina topped the three-point contest, besting a strong field that also included 2016 champion Amiel Soberano. Another Cardinal, JP Nieles ruled the skills challenge while Perpetual, led by GJ Ylagan, topped the Shooting Stars competition. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Lady Eagles kick off bid vs Lady Bombers Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim While Eze did most of the damage inside the paint, Fernandez also had a San Beda-Letran combination to thank for as Rey Nambatac joined forces with Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon in a strong finish.Bolick nailed a triple from the corner with 1:49 for an 82-80 cushion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingEze, who also had 14 rebounds, was named MVP of the All Star game, matching the achievement of his former teammate Bright Akhuetie.“At least the players enjoyed and we were able to balance their playing time,” said Fernandez. “Eze played really well. He has really blossomed as a player.” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Sallu wants to host Bigg Boss show once again!

first_imgEven before Bigg Boss 4 comes to an end, show host Salman Khan has shown interest to appear in the show’s fifth season.Salman KhanThe season 5 is on the cards, for which Sallu is keen to make a small-screen comeback as the host. However, the channel has not given any official confirmation as the actor is yet to finalise the terms and conditions for the next season.For the current season, the actor had charged approximately Rs 3 crore per episode and in the coming season, he is likely to charge more.”Salman thoroughly enjoyed hosting this show. He also increased the entertainment level of the show by being high-spirited and sporting. The decision to host the fifth season has come from him, which the channel is likely to honour,” says a source.We know that Salman went inside the Bigg Boss house at the time of Diwali. Similarly, he had also developed a good rapport with the contestants.Salman enjoyed hosting the show so much that he has even planned to throw a bash for all the Bigg Boss participants.The channel, however, is too busy with the finale of the show which will take place on Saturday night. It is only after the finale is over and the winner is announced that the channel will start working on the fifth season.last_img read more

a month agoTottenham chairman Levy fought off Chelsea attempts for Pochettino

first_imgTottenham chairman Levy fought off Chelsea attempts for Pochettinoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy fought off attempts by Chelsea to prise Mauricio Pochettino away, it has been revealed.The Sun says Levy previously rejected an unofficial approach from Chelsea for Pochettino.Pochettino has impressed as Spurs boss over the past five years, though Tottenham have struggled at the start of this season.They have won just two of their opening six Premier League matches and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.It’s led to questions over Pochettino’s future after the Argentine regularly voiced his disapproval over the club’s transfer policy in the summer.But Spurs chairman Levy is clearly keen to keep Pochettino.He turned down an official approach from Real Madrid and an unofficial move by Chelsea for his manager. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more