first_imgBarcelona’s Messi celebrates after scoring against Sevilla during La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)MADRID — Even without being fully fit and despite playing only a few minutes, Lionel Messi still had enough to keep Barcelona from losing in the Spanish league.Messi, who recently missed two international friendlies with Argentina because of a leg muscle problem, scored an 89th-minute equalizer in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sevilla led 2-0 until the 88th minute when Luis Suarez scored, then Messi made his mark again a minute later to extend the team’s unbeaten run to 30 matches.Messi started on the bench at Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium and went on in the 58th, not long after Sevilla scored its second through Luis Muriel.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 crownFranco Vazquez put the hosts ahead in the first half.Suarez scored from inside the area and Messi quickly got the equalizer with a well-placed left-footed shot into the lower corner, taking his league-leading tally to 26. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Girona went ahead early in the second half with a shot by Alex Granell, who found the top corner from outside the area.Levante equalized less than 15 minutes later through Jose Luis Morales from close range following a quick breakaway.Girona stayed in seventh place, still in contention for a Europa League spot next season.Levante remained 17th, but it opened a seven-point lead over Las Palmas, the first team inside the relegation zone. The result extended Levante’s unbeaten streak to four matches. It hasn’t lost since Paco Lopez took over the team after coach Juan Lopez Muniz was fired.“We moved a point closer to our goal of avoiding relegation,” Lopez said.CELTA EQUALIZES LATEBrais Mendez scored in injury time for Celta Vigo to draw at Athletic Bilbao 1-1, a result that kept both teams near the middle of the table.Celta was ninth, three points ahead of Athletic in 12th. 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 Sixers’ Embiid has surgery to repair broken orbital bone MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MADRID KEEPS WINNINGDespite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rested for Tuesday’s match against Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals, Madrid defeated Las Palmas 3-0 in the Canary Islands to move within a point of second-place Atletico.Bale opened the scoring in the 26th minute after a long throughball by Luka Modric, making a run from near the midfield line before entering the area and finding the top corner with a powerful left-footed shot.Benzema, in his 400th game with Madrid, converted a 39th-minute penalty kick after Lucas Vazquez was fouled inside the area, and Bale netted his second goal by converting another penalty kick early in the second half after he was brought down inside the box.In addition to Ronaldo, coach Zinedine Zidane rested defender Sergio Ramos, midfielder Francisco “Isco” Alarcon, left back Marcelo, and midfielder Toni Kroos.“The players who don’t get to play often did a good job,” Zidane said.It was the fifth straight win for Madrid in all competitions.GIRONA HELDLevante held Girona to 1-1, ending the Catalan club’s home winning streak and moving further from the relegation zone.Girona, in its inaugural season in the first division, had won six straight games at home without conceding any goals. LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He was still bothered (by the muscle problem), but it was already expected that he would play a few minutes,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.Barcelona has lost only three matches this season — two to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup and to Espanyol in the Copa del Rey. It was also unbeaten in the last seven league matches last season, and is one match away from equaling the record streak achieved by Real Sociedad from 1978-80.Barcelona has a 12-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid, which hosts struggling Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.Sevilla stayed in sixth place.Sevilla and Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final on April 21 at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more


first_imgCONCACAF U-15 Girls Championship…The national under-15 girls’ team had a creditable start to their campaign in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-15 Girls Championship on Monday when they went down to St Lucia by a 3-1 margin at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.Guyana’s U-15 starting line-up v St Lucia’s in the 2018 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ ChampionshipGuyana’s lone goal was an own goal created when Shacaylah Williams was pressing the defence resulting in an error on the part of the St Lucians.Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Women’s International Coordinator Paul Beresford said that while injuries were sustained by some players, the team played well. “We played well in the first half for a team that was playing their first match together. However, the team grew a bit tired in the second half in 92-degree heat and humidity. Guyana led 1-0 at the half and dominated play. Injuries to two of our players resulted in St Lucia tying the game. They scored two additional goals in the second half to win the match.”Guyana’s squad consists of both international and Guyana-based players, including two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards. The internationally-based players were selected following the hosting of Talent Identification Camps in the United States and Canada.The starting line-up of Monday’s match was: Ludesha Reynolds (GK); Hasha Holder; Jenea Knoght; Ashaya Doobay; Allianna Holder; Jaida Brooks; Samantha Banfield (C); Shacaylah Williams; Anastasia Salvadore; Kersti Thomas and Anaya Willabus.Guyana’s next match is scheduled for today, August 7 at 09:00h against Cayman Islands followed by The Bahamas on August 9 at 11:00h. The playoff will begin on August 10, following the group qualifiers, with the finals set for August 13 at 11:00h.last_img read more


first_imgMorgan Peltier is the Program Coordinator and Children’s Librarian for the Fort St. John Public Library. She says the event requires everyone to use their imagination while bringing the entire family together.“What it is, is an opportunity for us to have a really fun creativity building event that is great for the whole family,” she explains. “By the whole family I really do mean that because in our competition today we have everything a mom and her five year old son to a four year old boy, his parents and grandparents making up a team.”Peltier adds that the competition has always been a part of Fort St. John Loves Families week while making children exercise a number of important skills.- Advertisement -“The first year Fort St. John did the week was three years ago and we were looking for different events to put in the week and this is what we decided to do,” she says. “It’s just a wonderful tie in because it really is a very open ended, very creative, and very engaging activity. Lego is great at building literacy skills and verbal communication. Of course it’s a wonderful tool to use as a young child because it helps develop your fine motor skills.”Families took part in a number of challenges with the Lego including building flights of stairs, Lego glasses, and a turkey dinner.last_img read more


first_img“It’s a great place to go look for wildlife; it’s a great place to snowshoe in the winter; great place to ride your bike and walk your dog in the summer time, and it’s outside the city enough that you can see the stars if you’ve got your headlight on and you’re out doing an evening snowshoeing.”The Fish Creek Community Forest is located near Northern Lights College – 9820 120 Avenue – on the right hand side of the bypass. “The footbridges were getting a little bit old, and like homeowners do, we like to make sure we replace things before they’ve completely fallen apart,” Rogers says. “Some heavy equipment was in the park and they completely removed the old pedestrian bridges and replaced them with new sturdier ones.”Rogers explains the new surface of the footbridges is that of the metal material found on the Peace Bridge, which she explains is ideal for the removal of snow and ice, but not so much for the animals walking on it.“The snow falls through it – which is awesome – but as it’s been pointed out – not so comfortable for pets walking across the bridge,” explains Rogers. “So the city is doing some research around what they can lay down on a portion of it so that it’s a little softer on little doggy feet.”- Advertisement -There’s also a cautionary tale for those looking to be the first to experience the new trails.“[Pedestrians] may also notice – because there was a lot of heavy equipment that had to be brought in to basically drop these bridges into place – the ground around them could be a little bit uneven,” Rogers explains while reassuring the surface will be fixed by crews come spring season. “People should just be a little bit cautious as they approach the bridges in case the ground is uneven.”Rogers says there’s always something to do at Fish Creek regardless of the season.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Puma net global deal with Man City-owners City Football GroupBERLIN, Germany, Feb 28 –  German sports equipment and clothing company Puma scored a significant goal on Thursday by announcing a global partnership deal with City Football Group, who own Premier League champions Manchester City.Puma will kit out the men’s, women’s and youth football teams of Pep Guardiola’s giants Man City. Sister clubs Melbourne City FC in Australia’s A-League, Spain’s Girona FC, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and Chinese second-tier side Sichuan Jiuniu will also wear the Bavarian firm’s leaping-cat logo.A spokesperson for Puma declined to tell AFP the duration or financial terms of the “long-term” contract.“Puma’s partnership with City Football Group is the largest deal that we have ever done – both in scope and ambition,” said Bjorn Gulden, CEO of Puma.“We are very excited to partner with City Football Group, whose success, ambition and drive for innovation has seen them setting new standards, on and off the field.”The City Football Group is a holding company under the ownership of the Abu Dhabi United Group.“This announcement marks the start of an exciting new chapter for City Football Group,” said Ferran Soriano, CEO of City Football Group.“Our relationship with Puma, covering five City Football Group clubs across four continents, will reset the model for sports partnerships on a truly global scale whilst being locally relevant and authentic for fans around the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 4 whoops tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City West Ham prop up the table with their own 100 per cent record – four losses from four games – and they are joined in the bottom three by fellow winless sides Burnley and Newcastle.talkSPORT.com’s famed super computer has already been at work predicting how the Premier League table will finish come the end of the season, and now we have taken a look at what the bookies are saying. Watford have been flying high with four wins from four latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Despite losing each of their first four games, the Hammers have been backed to secure survival 9. Leicester are 500/1 to win the Premier League8. Everton are 250/1 to win the Premier League7. Watford are 200/1 to win the Premier League6. Arsenal are 50/1 to win the Premier League5. Manchester United are 40/1 to win the Premier League Most read in Premier League The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings We are four matches into the Premier League season, and the top flight table is already starting to take shape.Liverpool, Chelsea and surprise package Watford sit joint top with their 100 per cent records all still intact, while Manchester City are already playing catch-up having dropped points against Wolves. changes 4. Tottenham are 16/1 to win the Premier League3. Chelsea are 10/1 to win the Premier League2. Liverpool are 2/1 to win the Premier League1. Manchester City are 4/6 to win the Premier League silverware Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Using odds from SkyBet, correct as of Sunday, September 9, we have built a predicted table with the favourite to win the title in first place, and the least likely finishing all the way down in 20th.You can see the results of how the bookies are predicting the Premier League table will finish, below…=19. Cardiff are 2500/1 to win the Premier League=19. Brighton are 2000/1 to win the Premier League18. Huddersfield are 1500/1 to win the Premier League=11. West Ham are 1000/1 to win the Premier League 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 4 =11. Southampton are 1000/1 to win the Premier League=11. Newcastle are 1000/1 to win the Premier League=11. Fulham are 1000/1 to win the Premier League=11. Crystal Palace are 1000/1 to win the Premier League=11. Burnley are 1000/1 to win the Premier League=11. Bournemouth are 1000/1 to win the Premier League10. Wolves are 750/1 to win the Premier League gameday cracker It’s looking like a comfortable mid-table finish for Wolves Could Jose Mourinho survive if Man United finish outside the top four? predicted England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 SORRY REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgIt’s common knowledge that planetary rings, like those at Saturn, don’t last forever (see 02/12/2002 headline), so scientists either have to find a way to keep them going, or admit that we live in a special period in the lifetime of the solar system to see them now.  That latter option is “philosophically unappealing” to most ring experts, like Larry Esposito of the University of Colorado, principal investigator for the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVIS) on the Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft.    Esposito and colleague Joshua Colwell have been thinking of ways to stretch out the admittedly short lifetime of rings (“a few hundred million years” as an upper limit, “the blink of an eye compared to the planets”), says EurekAlert.  They have a new theory: recycling.  They know that ring particles tend to degrade into a cascade of smaller and smaller particles, until as dust they get blown away.  But what if they might re-accrete?  Then “the lifetime of the ring system may be longer than we initially thought.”  He admits, “Without this recycling, the rings and moons are soon gone,” but their computer models show it might prolong the rings for billions of years.  Otherwise, their existence is a puzzle: “The question naturally arises why rings still exist, to be photographed in such glory by visiting human spacecraft that have arrived lately on the scene.”  For another review of this hypothesis, see Nature Science Update.    The Cassini Imaging Team recently released a beautiful new picture of Saturn from 69 million miles away taken November 9, as the bus-sized spacecraft continues to close in on the ringed planet at over 36,000 mph.  The Cassini Portal website now has a countdown timer, ticking off the seconds till the big day of “Saturn Orbit Insertion” (SOI) on July 1, 2004.Well, good luck with this model.  Even with the overtime, sooner or later you’ve got to end the game.  Much of the dust gets swept into the planet by gas drag, and those particles are not coming back.  Other dust is knocked out of the ring plane and out of orbit entirely by the impact of incoming micrometeoroids (which may be frequent, as shown by the near-continual phenomena of the spokes).  It is clear that much of the lost material is never coming back.  Rings are not forever.    Cassini’s high approach over the ring plane next July 1 should provide some spectacular new data that may either support or weaken the new computer models.  Until then, this hypothesis appears to be little more than ad hoc fudging to get away from “philosophically unappealing” observations.(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgSome 46% of South Africa’s populationlives in rural areas, relying on remotelysituated public hospitals and clinics.(Image: Rotary)MEDIA CONTACTS• Ian CouperWits Centre of Rural Health+27 11 717 2602ian.couper@wits.ac.zaRELATED ARTICLES• Soweto’s university on the train• SA colleges get $6.7m boost• Ubuntu software for schools• R500m water deal for rural SANosimilo NdlovuA R9-million (US$1.2-million) grant has been awarded to South Africa’s Wits University to set up a medical education campus in the North West province to train more rural-based healthcare workers, of which there is a dire shortage.The grant was awarded to Wits on 4 November by Atlantic Philanthropies, a private foundation created in 1982 by US billionaire and philanthropist Charles Feeney.It will enable about 60 students to be enrolled for a Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice degree at the campus over the next three years.The degree, introduced at Wits in early 2009, trains students to become clinical associates and work as part of a team of professionals in district hospitals under the supervision of a doctor.Graduates complement the role of the primary care nurse.The campus will be a piloted within the Lehurutshe-Zeerust Hospital Complex in the remote north-eastern part of the province.It is hoped that over time the model will also be implemented in the other districts of North West.The initiative is part of the recently launched Wits Centre for Rural Health, which works to grow the complement of healthcare workers in outlying areas of South Africa.Impact on rural communitiesThe shortage of rural-based professionals in the country can be attributed to a number of factors. Professor Ian Couper, director of the Centre for Rural Health, says: “Traditionally, health science professionals have been taught in large tertiary, academic hospitals, which contribute to the reluctance of these professionals to work in unfamiliar settings and the perpetual shortage in rural areas.”Better salaries offered overseas and by the private healthcare sector have further contributed to the exodus from state health institutions and most notably those in rural areas. “The maldistribution of healthcare professionals has a dire impact on rural communities,” Couper says.The Wits rural-based education initiative is a response to international research showing that retaining sufficient healthcare professionals in rural areas requires an integrated comprehensive approach, according to Couper.“This starts with the right selection criteria for health sciences students, decentralised health professional education in the areas and ongoing support for rural healthcare professionals.”Relief for North WestSouth Africa’s Health Systems Trust, which provides a range of health-related indicators, states that an estimated 46% of the country’s population lives in rural areas. This means that almost half of the population relies on remotely situated public hospitals and clinics, posing a serious challenge to equitable healthcare delivery.North West is no exception, with one of the lowest doctor and nurse to population ratios in the country.According to the South African government information service, more than 65% of North West inhabitants are based in rural areas.There are only 11 public sector doctors per 100 000 people there, which is in stark contrast to the 30:100 000 ratio in more urbanised provinces, such as Gauteng.While the North West medical education campus will initially focus on training clinical associates, it will provide an impetus for further development and training of medical students, family physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the province, Wits says.The provincial health department has thrown its weight behind the initiative and has already created posts for future clinical associates in its staffing structure. It’s also making bursaries available for prospective local students who complete their training in North West.last_img read more


first_imgDocumentaries are a right of passage for any filmmaker. In this article, we’ll look at five ways you can take your short documentary to the next level.Creating a short documentary is a valuable experience for any filmmaker. With so much short-form documentary content out there today, it can become even harder to make your film stand out from the crowd. So here are five tips to help you rise above.1. ResearchImage via Rawpixel.com.Any well-produced documentary begins with research. Effective research is the foundation of any documentary — short or long-form. Research allows you to discover plot points, build your narrative, craft your story arch, and shape your film.There are many resources available for researching your documentary topic (check out this article). Better research makes for a better film.2. OutlineWhile narrative films have a script, documentaries live and die by an outline. While documentary storylines can often be very fluid, an effective outline provides you with essentially a North Star during your production. These guiding principles, detailed through your outline, help ensure your film always stays on course, even when things begin to change up.Crafting an outline for your documentary provides a scene breakdown throughout your film. It also details those anticipated story-beats that your film may follow. You know you’ve been effective with your research when you can easily create an outline of your story.3. Find the Deeper StoryImage via Andrzej Sowa.Many first-time documentary filmmakers create a film based upon something that’s interesting on the surface; however, a great documentary digs deeper than the superficial story.For example, let’s say you have an interesting neighbor who creates quirky ice sculptures as a hobby. This intrigue you as a filmmaker for a variety of reasons. Now, after you’ve researched and outlined your film, you’re ready to make it.You shoot it, bring it back to the edit, and find that you made a good film. It’s concise, well-shot, and well-edited. However, the storyline may lack depth. That’s where finding the deeper story comes into play.If you dig deeper, you may discover that your subject creates these ice sculptures to work through the PTSD he developed after fighting in Vietnam. Discovering this information then unleashes that deeper storyline, pushing your film — and story — to the next level.In the words of Simon Sinek, “People don’t care what you do. They care WHY you do it.”Don’t make a documentary about the “what.” Make a documentary about the “why.”4. Invest in SoundSound is important in any film. However, its importance seems to get overlooked in documentary filmmaking. However, sound in documentary filmmaking can be more than just an interview or a voiceover. Sound can immerse the viewer in your story. Sound design can connect you with characters, which helps with telling a more effective story.When creating your film, think about how sound can help you tell a better story. 5. Less is MoreThe best edit always feels as if filmmaking is easy. It’s a smarter choice to make a shorter documentary, with a tighter and more structured story arch, than a longer documentary with less story structure.There’s the old saying in filmmaking, “You have to kill your darlings.” This is especially true with a documentary. If you ask most feature-length documentary filmmakers, they’re usually cutting 99 percent of the clips they shot by the time they reach the final edit. Many of these clips were likely their favorite, yet they didn’t serve the story best.Keep trimming your documentary down to the most essential parts to tell your story most effectively.Overall, creating a short-form documentary is a fun, exciting way to make a film. By using these tips, you can make a stronger, more effective short documentary film.Cover image via guruXOX.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.The Simple, Stable Solution to Rigging Your Lights AnywhereHow a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your ProductionProduction Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on SetDocumentary Tips: Capturing the Who, What, When, Where, and Why10 Lessons I Learned From My First Feature Documentarylast_img read more