June, deadline to decide on the American tour

first_imgThe 2020 season in tennis could possibly be utterly affected due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ATP president acknowledged that each one remaining tournaments this 12 months could possibly be canceled. The likelihood is actual and for the second the motion is not going to be resumed till July 13. Subsequently, the first large date after the return could be the American tour, which is doubtful. The primary main event could be lto the Rogers Cup, which takes place in Toronto (males’s) and Montreal (ladies’s) from August 7 to 16. On this second metropolis, Montreal, the issues are severe. The Quebec authorities requests that each one sporting and cultural occasions be suspended till August 31, so the event could be in that interval. In that sense, the director of the Rogers Montreal Cup, Eugene Lapierre hopes “to have information quickly”. Alongside the identical strains, in an interview given in the RDS medium, he admits that though his concept and that of the different tournaments on the American tour is that every little thing be clarified as rapidly as potential and a restrict has been set. “For me, early June is the restrict. The administrators of the different tournaments I communicate with acknowledge that for them too. There’s numerous impatience. It’s unknown and we are attempting to predict eventualities. All of us have the identical speech: we would like to know the reply as rapidly as potential, however we additionally don’t want to miss the alternative to provide a present to followers“he identified.Regardless of the nice uncertainty that exists, what Lapierre discards is enjoying with out an viewers, an choice that’s even thought of for the Australian Open in 2021. “Tv income is just not that nice. That choice wouldn’t be worthwhile as a result of it might not be sufficient with out the field workplace income. We’re not contemplating it. It could be higher to postpone“he added, assuring that October could possibly be an excellent month and that they’ve already” supplied the needed info “for that risk to the circuits.last_img read more

Kent Salado tears MCL, out for remainder of Aspirants’ Cup

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The Cagayan de Oro native suffered a partial MCL tear on the same knee late in the Chiefs’ campaign last NCAA Season 93.Salado, though, is hopeful that he’ll be ready for Arellano’s campaign this upcoming NCAA Season 94.“I will rest and heal up because I want to play in the NCAA,” said Salado, who averaged 19.1 points, 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals for Arellano this past NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESAfter playing just one game, Kent Salado will miss the remainder of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as he re-injured his MCL on his right knee.Officials from Go for Gold confirmed the news on Tuesday as the 22-year-old will leave a huge hole in the Scratchers’ campaign this first conference of the developmental league.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Cousins’ 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists lift Pelicans over Bulls OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The speedy playmaker went for a layup at the 2:48 mark of the third quarter but could not get the proper lift as he fell hard to the ground and struggled to get up.“(Salado) said that he heard something pop. We’re very worried,” relayed Scratchers coach Charles Tiu after Go for Gold scored the 75-68 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare on Monday at Pasig City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHis injury leaves the bulk of the heavy lifting to J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, and ex-pro Jerwin Gaco.Salado finished with nine markers, five boards, four assists, and three steals in his only game for Go for Gold. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sixers roll to 12th straight win, oust Pistons from playoff race

first_imgCarpio 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 “Everyone in this room has stepped up since Joel went down, and we know we’re capable of winning games without him,” guard Ben Simmons said. “We told him to get ready for the playoffs and that we’ll take care of everything else. Now we’re showing that we can do that.”The Pistons had their five-game winning streak snapped, and their defeat clinched a postseason spot for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff field is now set, although there’s still plenty of uncertainty over the actual matchups. Philadelphia pulled even with Cleveland for third place in the East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnthony Tolliver scored 25 points for the Pistons and went 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Detroit was without star forward Blake Griffin, who missed his fourth straight game because of a bruised right ankle.Embiid had surgery last weekend to repair a broken bone around his left eye. The 76ers could certainly use him, but so far, they’ve gone right on winning. Redick scored 13 points in the first quarter Wednesday, and backup big man Richaun Holmes had back-to-back dunks to give Philadelphia an 18-17 advantage. An alley-oop to Holmes put the 76ers up 36-28 after one. The lead reached 19 in the second quarter. Philadelphia was up 65-49 at halftime, and the margin didn’t reach single digits again until the waning moments of the fourth. Detroit did manage to snap Philadelphia’s streak of nine straight double-digit wins.Redick finished 10 of 13 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc .“They’ve got two of the best guys in the entire league moving without the ball, with Redick and (Marco) Belinelli,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “They tore us up tonight.”TIP-INS76ers: Philadelphia was without F Dario Saric (right elbow cellulitis). F Robert Covington was shaken up in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the cheek from Detroit’s Reggie Jackson. Covington was able to finish the game, however. … Belinelli scored 19 points and Simmons had 16.Pistons: Andre Drummond had 13 points and 15 rebounds.DONEADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) reaches for the ball on Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling right along without Joel Embiid.JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. Embiid missed a fourth straight game because of a concussion and orbital fracture.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Time to move forward’: Ricci Rivero leaves La Salle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Pistons kept their slim postseason chances alive with this recent winning streak, and Detroit is 25-16 this season with Jackson suited up. But Jackson’s late-December ankle injury sent the Pistons into a funk they ultimately weren’t able to overcome.“It’s tough. It was a goal of ours in September, to be able to make the playoffs,” guard Reggie Bullock said. “Things happen. Players left, players got hurt.”LATE RALLYDetroit cut Philadelphia’s lead to eight in the final minute, and after a turnover by Belinelli, Stanley Johnson had a 3-pointer that would have made it a five-point game. He missed.“You always want to avoid turnovers down the stretch, but you have to give the Pistons credit. We’re on the road on a back-to-back, and we’re trying to end their shot at the playoffs,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “It is always going to be difficult and there’s going to come a point where you have to break their spirit to finish them off. They hit some huge 3s and forced some turnovers, and that’s the way a lead starts to evaporate, but we were able to reply with the same things.”CELEBRITIESMoe Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson, fresh off their Final Four appearance with Michigan, were shown on the big screen at the game and drew a roar from the crowd.UP NEXT76ers: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Pistons: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

120 Men in PREVAIL Study with GS-5734 Drug

first_imgAt least 120 adult male survivors, already in the PREVAIL Ebola Natural History Study, with evidence of the Ebola viral genetic material (RNA) present in one or two semen samples, will participate in PREVAIL IV investigation of a drug, identified as GS-5734. The aim is to determine if the drug can safely reduce the amount of Ebola viral RNA that may persist in their semen.The study was announced by Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership (PREVAIL) and the study’s results are expected to be available in May 2017, a release said yesterday. The Ebola viral RNA may stay hidden in certain parts of the body and body fluids, such as semen, even after a person recovers from Ebola. This is called persistent Ebola viral RNA. The virus can persist because the body’s immune system cannot easily fight off the virus that is hiding in these protected places, the release added.“Our experience with traditional public health measures to contain Ebola has proven effective,” said Tolbert Nyenswah, Head of Liberia’s (Ebola) Incident Management Systems and Deputy Minister of Heath. “However, there are still unanswered questions with Ebola therefore an attempt to address residual and persistent virus through PREVAIL IV study is critical.” The study is voluntary and participants may withdraw at any time if they do not wish to continue in the study, he said. In previous studies conducted in non-human primates, GS-5734 cured the animals of Ebola viral RNA disease (EVD) by stopping the virus from making copies of itself. The drug also was used on a compassionate basis to treat a Scottish nurse who had recovered from EVD but had an Ebola virus relapse, and to help treat a baby in Guinea who had EVD. The drug is manufactured by the U.S. biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, based in California.“In addition to learning if the investigational therapy can eliminate virus from semen, we are hoping to understand if individuals have improvement in post-Ebola symptoms if the virus is eliminated. There is a lot of interest in this study across West Africa.”, Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, Co-Principal Investigator added.To determine whether the experimental drug works, the study team will assess whether the group of men who received the drug have much less Ebola virus in their semen than the group who received the placebo. If the drug proves well-tolerated and effective, participants who received the placebo will be offered the drug free of charge at the end of the study.The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Liberia and the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. The Co-Principal Investigators on the study are Dr. Dehkontee Dennis, Site Physician at the Duport Road Clinic for the PREVAIL Ebola Natural History Study; Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, Global Health Advisor at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.S. National Institutes of Health; and Dr. William Fischer II, Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the U.S. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hundreds bid farewell to women’s activist Andaiye

first_imgAs rain drops sprinkled over the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown on Saturday, scores gathered to pay their last respects to the late Andaiye, a founder of women’s group Red Thread and Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).A packed auditorium of persons showed up to remember AndaiyeAndaiye breathed her last on May 31 aged 77. She had spent the last 15 days of her life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital.Her inconsolable niece, Alissa Trotz shared a piece composed by the writer on her deathbed: “On International Women’s Day 1989, I was diagnosed with cancer. Later, I learnt it was stage four B Lymphoma, an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Treated with Chemotherapy by the early 1990s, I was in remission, but towards the end of 2011, I was told by one of the doctors that the protocol they used had been found to produce late effects, chief among which were three illnesses I was now suspected of having. A secondary cancer, congested heart failure and severe fix obstructive lung disease. I also had peripheral neuropathy. To quote the main character in a play called “Wit” by Margret Edson, my treatment had imperilled my health”.Meanwhile, over 10 other speakers reflected on the gem the late activist was. Her former colleague, Tacuma Ogunseye from the WPA told the almost-filled auditorium that the party would continue to carry on her legacy.“Sister Andaiye, you have made tremendous sacrifices; you have fought a good fight for over 30 years against cancer; we know you are tired, so rest in peace… the women of Guyana and children of Guyana and the women of the Caribbean and the world have the greatest ownership of the legacy of Andaiye. … but we (the WPA) want to say that we do believe that we are entitled to part of that legacy … and we will fight to support what we understood our sister wants to achieve in the country,” he said.Help and Shelter member Denise Dias reminded that the late activist played a vital role in establishing the group.“Andaiye was a founder-member of the WPA, Red Thread and the Cancer Society, but few knew or remembered that she was also the founder-member of Help and Shelter…. Andaiye’s passion and knowledge on justice for women and children was never more needed during our early days at setting up Help and Shelter. Her commitment, advice, and simple straightforward manner of relating her views is part of the reason that after 25 years, Help and Shelter has become a leader in the fight against violence in Guyana,” Dias remarked.Karen de Souza, a close friend of Andaiye, was last to share her tribute: “The first time I met Andaiye, she was 36 years old and I eventually discovered that along with Walter Rodney and Rupert Roopnaraine – these three were close in age…. I start with her age to say that young people working together with elders like Moses Bhagwan were leading a movement that rocked the established order and many assumptions of the day. What a contrast of today! Young people being largely absent from the decision-making spaces.”In a more personal tribute, Andaiye’s goddaughter, Vikki Jackson, recalled that as a child, she was always kind and loving towards her. She explained how distraught she was to hear of the passing of the late activist, who had been the one supporting her when her mother died some time ago.An organisation will be set up in memory of Andaiye.She was also a founder of the Cancer Survivors Action Group, and worked with the Women and Development Unit of the University of the West Indies (WAND) from 1987 to 1992, and with Caricom from 1987 to 1996. In 1997, she was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement, the fourth highest national award.The activist will long be remembered as a black power proponent, who saw the movement towards black pride and dignity as a necessary step in our independence journey. She changed her name from Sandra Williams to Andaiye, which meant “daughter who has returned” and wore her hair in an Afro, a style she would never change.She often spoke of how she was never able to visit her ancestors’ homeland, Africa. As such, her ashes will be taken to Africa.last_img read more

Arsenal team news and line-up v Everton

first_img Gabriel is tipped to return to the Arsenal defence 1 GoalkeeperWith David Ospina being beaten three times in midweek, Wojciech Szczesny might fancy his chances at a recall to the first team, but it seems likely that he will remain on the bench.DefenceWenger derided his team’s defending as ‘suicidal’ with Per Mertesacker probably the most guilty of the backline. The German was woeful in midweek and it seems as though he could pay the price this weekend. We’ve predicted that Gabriel will get the nod ahead of the World Cup winner.MidfieldRamsey could well feature alongside Santi Cazorla in the heart of midfield, but it seems likely that he will start from the bench if fit. Despite his invisible man act, Mesut Ozil is tipped to start.AttackDanny Welbeck’s goals may have dried up, but the former Manchester United man still offers a lot going forward. Theo Walcott’s lack of support on the right for Hector Bellerin suggests that he will not start, with Wenger instead going for Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez. Despite his wastefulness in front of goal, expect Olivier Giroud to start.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line-up this weekend? Comment below…Arsenal v Everton is EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on talkSPORT, Sunday from 2pm. Click here to stream LIVE. Arsenal will be keen to make amends for their appalling showing against Monaco with a strong performance at the weekend, but that will be easier said than done as they face an Everton side on an upward swing.While the Gunners limped to a dismal Champions League defeat to the Ligue 1 side, their Merseyside counterparts gained a morale boosting victory that Toffees boss Roberto Martinez hopes can help kick start his side’s faltering domestic campaign.Arsene Wenger lamented his side’s ‘suicidal defending’, and conceded that while he is trying to focus on leading his side to another top four finish, the manner of the midweek defeat hurts.Gunners fans were particularly vocal after this latest showing, with well-known ‘super fan’ Claude giving talkSPORT his thoughts in a recent phone-in.When quizzed on how he might change his line-up for Sunday’s clash with Everton – live and exclusive on talkSPORT from 2pm – Wenger appeared coy, hinting that there could be changes at the back with January signing Gabriel in the frame to step in.There was also good news on the injury front in regards to Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini. The duo are back in training and could be in line to at least make the bench for the weekend.The news was not as positive for Jack Wilshere though, with the England man having to go under the knife again for a minor procedure. Wenger was upbeat, claiming that he will be out for ‘days, not weeks’, but the midfielder’s absence remains felt in the Arsenal ranks.Below is how the Gunners could line up… 1last_img read more

WATCH: See Arsenal wonderkid in action – next Neymar?

first_imgTake a look at the Arsenal academy’s latest star – Omari Hutchinson. Great feet, skills and fast – a future Gunners legend maybe? Arsenal have produced a whole host of promising talents in recent years, but fans may have to wait a while to see this star in the making. He is currently in the club’s Under-12s – see above!last_img

Poll: Skepticism grows about U.S. foreign policy

first_imgWASHINGTON – Fewer people think the U.S. is adequately thwarting terrorists, meeting its objectives in Iraq or achieving other goals overseas, according to a poll that shows a deepening skepticism about the country’s foreign policy. The survey also shows people in the U.S. have flagging hopes that a range of strategies and policies – from improving intelligence operations to showing more respect for other countries – can do very much to keep the nation safe. “We are reaching a point where the public seems to be questioning not just whether current policies are working, but whether the United States can have an effective foreign policy at all,” said a report accompanying the survey, conducted in the U.S. last month for Public Agenda, a nonpartisan public policy group, and the journal Foreign Affairs. The poll also found little taste for a military confrontation with Iran, though there was slightly more interest than earlier this year. Tensions with Tehran have risen over its nuclear program and aid to fighters opposing U.S. troops in Iraq. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Sixty-five percent said they preferred economic or diplomatic moves against Iran, compared to 19 percent who favored military action or threats. When the question was asked in March, 13 percent chose threatened or actual military steps. The public’s increased militancy might reflect that the poll was conducted during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to New York and the U.N., when he received a mixed reception, the report said. Asked to assign grades to the U.S. for meeting foreign policy goals, 48 percent awarded As or Bs for giving terrorism the attention it deserves. The number giving those grades was 10 percentage points lower than when the question was asked in 2005. Twenty-five percent gave those highest grades when asked how well the U.S. was succeeding in Iraq, down 14 points from 2005. There were similar dropoffs in top grades for meeting U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, spreading democracy in the world, resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and having good relations with Muslim nations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Warriors welcome students, faculty from Parkland shooting at shootaround

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MIAMI – The Warriors gathered together for morning shootaround on Wednesday, and talked about more important things than basketball.Besides preparing for when the Warriors (43-17) visit the Miami Heat (26-33) on Wednesday, they also welcomed students and faculty from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Miami Northwestern Senior high school. Just over a year …last_img

Crusty Salt Incubates Raw Ingredients for Life

first_imgScience Daily asked, “Could salt crusts be key ingredient in cooking up prebiotic molecules?”  What if the answer is “No”?  Just asking the question must be newsworthy.  It invokes the power of suggestion.    Stefan Fox told members of the European Planetary Science Congress last week that his team cooked up a new idea about the origin of life.  First, they imagined what the ocean chemistry might have been like 3.8 billion years ago.  Then they added salt to their imagined seawater recipe.  After performing experiments “evaporating solutions of artificial primordial seawater and then baking the salty residue in an atmosphere of nitrogen and carbon dioxide to volcanic temperatures of 350 degrees Celsius,” they found pyrrholes – molecules that can be found in heme and chlorophyll.  The salt crusts bind to amino acids and stabilize them against evaporation, they said.    So what?  These molecules are not alive in any sense of the word.  “Our aim is to identify types of small molecules that might have participated in a hypothetical next step of chemical evolution,” they said.  So far they got some simple amino acids, peptides and pyrrholes.  (Presumably the amino acids came from Miller-style lightning discharges or from comets, and were in very small concentrations – but Fox said there were hundreds of thousands of years in which they could have accumulated.)    The astrobiologists at the conference were probably happy to hear about a new way to keep amino acids from being rapidly destroyed.  “A clear chemical pathway for the development of the raw materials of life would add support to the theory of life evolving beyond Earth,” the article ended.Allowing storytellers into the science lab (12/22/2003 commentary) was a crime against humanity.  It permitted all kinds of mischief to be tolerated in the name of science.  Fox (who should stop following in the footsteps of the previous Fox, Sidney Fox, in mythmaking, but should watch Fox News instead), is apparently unaware that salt is the last thing you want around to cook up life (06/25/2009).  But in the new Darwin Storytelling Contest view of science, anything that lends itself to bottom-up thinking (hydrogen to people) is considered progress.  No matter the illogic and contradictions, these liars will take their amino acids with toxic salt if they have to.  They need those building blocks of lie (03/19/2008).(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more