December 14, just two days after being summoned to the Moscow Espanyol-CSKA of the Europa League, Sébastien Corchia was operated on a meniscopathy in the right knee. That same mystery will accompany until the last moment to the French side until June, when his season of assignment at Espanyol from Sevilla ends. Why Corchia, although he no longer has a race number, is confident in recovering in time to play this course. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 22, 2020 “Sébastien is working hard to return to the field,” explains Mikkel Beck, his representative, in statements that the L’Équipe newspaper includes and which continue as follows: “He and his club hope to return as soon as possible, before the end of the season, to help Espanyol fight for permanence in LaLiga. ” Good intentions that match the formula used to terminate the federation, Last monday, For long illness. A reversible discharge at the time you have medical and competitive discharges. The problem at this time is that Leandro Cabrera will carry his number, on the 18th, and in the next few hours Adrián Embarba Not only will complete winter signings but also The list of professional cards available: 25. That is Corchia would not take place on the Espanyol squad, so it seems more evident than ever that before this winter market ends, there must be exits. Especially when another right-handed side, in this case the canterano Víctor Gómez, also has the right by contract to have a professional file if he gets to play 15 official matches, for which he has five left. Facundo Ferreyra, Esteban Granero, Pablo Piatti (although the contract ends in June) and Gonzalo Ávila ‘Pipa’ (if applicable, by transfer) These are the names that have been most linked to an exit from Espanyol this January.
Joachim Low, German coach, one of the group rivals of Spain in League A of the League of Nationsnoted that the Spanish team is “among the top level teams” and that “it is good” not to face the same teams as in the previous edition.“It’s good not to face the same teams as in the last League of Nations. We will have a duel between neighbors against Switzerland. Ukraine is a team that is doing well at the controls of Andrei Shevchenko, and Spain is among the first level selections. These matches will also be very interesting for fans“Low said after the draw. The German coach highlighted the importance of the League of Nations, considering that It is a competition that teams deal with “very seriously”: “More than any friendly encounter. The players also take it seriously and also help the youngest“.Germany in the previous edition, the first, was last in the group, what would have meant the descent to League B had the number of selections in the League of Nations not been expanded. “The goal we want to achieve is, at least, to become one of the four finalists (first of each group),” Low added.
Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina But with his teammates rising to the challenge the last two games of the PBA Philippine Cup series, Cabagnot willingly took the backseat, waiting for his moment to come.With Magnolia starting strong, Cabagnot rediscovered his lethal scoring touch to keep the Beermen afloat in the first half, before helping the defending champions weather a late onslaught by the Hotshots for a thrilling 84-80 victoryand a 3-1 series lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 crownCabagnot, the finals Most Valuable Player when San Miguel won last year’s Commissioner’s Cup, finished with 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting, but the Beermen needed one huge defensive stop in the end to preserve the victory and move within a win of collecting a fourth straight All-Filipino title.“We came out slow in the first half, but good thing Alex (Cabagnot) was scoring and he carried us,” said San Miguel guard Marcio Lassiter, who added 18 points. The finals has been a stage where San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot usually comes up with his finest performances.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo had 16 points and 13 rebounds on the night he picked up a record sixth Best Player of the Conference award, while Arwind Santos had 13 for the Beermen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Blaze Spikers seek to extend perfect PSL run to nine LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery
The Phebe referral hospital in Suakoko, Bong County central Liberia is in dire need of help to secure laboratory equipment and drugs to improve its health service delivery, the Administration of the hospital has declared.Dr. Jefferson Sibley, medical director of Phebe, told reporters that the hospital is short of laboratory equipment and drugs.Dr. Sibley made the disclosure at the hospital on Friday, when he received a donation of 10 hospital beds with mattresses and 20 beddings from the management of the National Port Authority (NPA) to be used specifically for the hospital’s Isolation Ward. “We have problem with our diagnostic unit,” said Dr. Sibley. However the hospital was successful in acquiring a brand new digital X-Ray machine, he said, adding that as a referral hospital certain standards must be met.He further revealed that Phebe is also short of drugs due to lack of funds as well as the unavailability of the type of drugs needed from the National Drugs Service and private suppliers. Another necessity for which the hospital needs financial and material support is the construction of a morgue so that the mortuary can be separated from the main hospital building.The cost of the laboratory equipment needed is about US$65,000.Phebe is one of many hospitals hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD). The hospital lost five healthcare workers and two drivers to the virus, officials said. The Hospital’s Board Chair Mr. Tonorlah Varpilah said Phebe needs about US$1.2 million for Ebola preparedness. The Ebola crisis had sent scores of health workers and doctors fleeing from Phebe Hospital, but it took the hospital administration and the Lutheran Church in Liberia to broker an agreement with the health workers for their return to work.An amount of over US$30,000 was provided as risk pay for the health workers before they agreed to return a few weeks ago. The Management of NPA provided about US$5,000 of the benefit amount.Dr. Sibley confirmed that most of the nurses and doctors have returned, but noted however, that most patients are still afraid to come to the hospital for treatment because of fear of being infected by Ebola.“We don’t treat Ebola patients here in the hospital proper. What we have here are patients who are suffering from other sicknesses,” he said. “But most of the people are still afraid to come to the hospital because of the Ebola fear.”Our reporter toured the hospital’s facility including the patients’ wards and observed less than 10 patients in the entire 300 bed hospital. The entire hospital courtyard was deserted signaling the level of fear people now harbor for being infected by Ebola.“We are aware of the very important role Phebe is playing in saving the lives of our people” said NPA Managing Director Madam Matilda W. Parker as she presented the hospital beds and beddings.The NPA boss, who was accompanied to Gbarnga by NPA Board Chair Mr. Tornolah Varpilah and several others including Dock Workers Union of Liberia Madam Jackie N. Doe, thanked the hospital Administration for reopening Phebe Hospital.“Phebe Hospital,” she said “is very crucial to the survival of the population in Bong County and other counties adjacent.”The NPA Managing Direct gave credit for the delivery of the beds to NPA workers who cleaned them and bought the beddings. She praised the NPA workers for their innovation and thoughtfulness in getting the beds and beddings ready.For his part, Bong County Health Officer Dr. Samson K. Arzoaquoi expressed his delight and profound gratitude to the NPA Family for their support.“I know the brain behind this donation is NPA and Phebe [Board Chair] Mr. Tornolah Varpilah. He has been very innovative in making sure that this hospital keeps running and saving the lives of our people,” said Dr. Arzoaquoi.Dr. Arzoaquoi also commended Chairman Varpilah for working diligently with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia D. Jensen Seyenkulo to generate more support for the smooth running of Phebe HospitalAlso thanking NPA was the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia D. Jensen Seyenkulo who said that the donation by NPA Management demonstrates that there is nothing Liberians cannot do especially when they do it together.In a separate interview with our reporter, Bishop Seyenkulo called on the public not be afraid of going to Phebe for treatment. “We are prepared to deal with other illnesses,” said Bishop Seyenkulo. “But patients are still approaching the hospital with skepticism and fear because nobody wants to contract Ebola.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
West Ham striker Andy Carroll Slaven Bilic believes Andy Carroll should be turning out for England, following his excellent hat-trick against Arsenal on Saturday.The 27-year-old striker has scored two goals in nine games for the Three Lions, but he has not appeared for Roy Hodgson’s team since 2012.He has rarely been considered for a future call-up due to his ongoing fitness issues, and the prolific form of the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.However, Carroll is a completely different forward to the other England strikers, and Hodgson could look to him as a more physical option for the European Championship this summer.Following his goalscoring exploits, and the talk of Carroll potentially making it back into the England squad, Bilic revealed his thoughts on the matter.“I’ve said my opinion about a few of our players,” the Croatian boss said.“Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell, and Andy Carroll is definitely in the category that he has to make you think about him because there are not many players capable of doing what he is doing. But it’s Roy’s decision.”The clash with Arsenal was Carroll’s eighth Premier League game in a row, the longest run he has managed this season without injury, and it finally appears as if the towering forward is over his long running issues.“His problem is not consistency in terms of little injuries,” Bilic added. “A lad who is six foot whatever and with so many kilos – he needs to be fit. Now he is fit we hope he is going to last like this for years.” 1
RIP Mark Farren.Former Derry City and Finn Harps player Mark Farren has sadly passed away this morning.Farren, 33 was diagnosed with having a benign brain tumour in 2008 and was forced to retire from football.However, in 2011 he returned after successful surgery to Derry City and in 2012 surpassed Liam Coyle to become Derry City’s all-time leading goalscorer. Unfortunately, the cancer returned – and earlier in 2015 he was diagnosed with having a grade four brain tumour.A massive fundraising campaign was launched to help him undergo revolutionary treatment in Mexico.Over 40,000 was raised and Farren had surgery in August last summer.However, it was sadly announced this morning that Mark Farren had passed away earlier this morning. SADNESS AS MARK FARREN LOSES HIS BATTLE AND PASSES AWAY was last modified: February 3rd, 2016 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)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Rababaa, who spent three years in jail with al-Zarqawi until both were freed under a royal amnesty in 1999, recalled his cellmate’s inflexible, radical Islamic ideology. “He divided the world between Muslim and infidels,” Rababaa said, adding that al-Zarqawi was quiet at the time and did not show a violent nature. “I didn’t see that side of him, although he had very strong opinions. I am very surprised at where he is today,” said Rababaa, suggesting that maybe someone helped al-Zarqawi plan his terror operations. “He had very little education, only medium intelligence. But he was very brave,” Rababaa said. He did not specify how he knew al-Zarqawi had been tortured or offer specific evidence to back the claim. AMMAN, Jordan – A man once imprisoned with Iraq’s most feared terror leader said Sunday that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was tortured regularly by Jordanian prison officials in the late 1990s and was held for six months in solitary confinement. Offering possible partial clues as to why the Jordanian-born al-Qaida leader chose Amman for triple hotel bombings earlier this month, the former cellmate, Yousef Rababaa, said: “He hated the intelligence services intensely, and the authorities didn’t know how to deal with his new ideology.” Al-Zarqawi, whose real name is Ahmed Fadheel Nazzal al-Khalayleh, has claimed responsibility for the Nov. 9 suicide attacks in the Jordanian capital that killed 60 people, mostly Muslims. Reacting with outrage to al-Zarqawi’s latest threat – to kill Jordan’s king – members of his own family, including a brother and cousin, disavowed him publicly on Sunday. Jordanian officials were not immediately available for comment but have strongly refuted several other recent claims of torture by other Islamic militants on trial in Jordan’s military courts. In its latest worldwide human rights report, the U.S. government also cited what it called “allegations of torture” in Jordan’s prisons. Jordanians, including some who had supported the insurgency against American “occupiers” in Iraq, turned fiercely against the 39-year-old terror leader after the Amman suicide attacks. Even al-Zarqawi’s tribe rejected him, announcing in a statement published in major newspapers on Sunday that they would “sever links with him until doomsday.” “A Jordanian doesn’t stab himself with his own spear,” the 57 family members wrote. The statement was a blow to al-Zarqawi, who will no longer enjoy the protection of his tribe and whose family members may seek to kill him. Al-Khalayleh is a branch of the Bani Hassan, one of the area’s largest and most prominent Bedouin tribes, which along with several other tribes form the bedrock of support for the royal family’s Hashemite dynasty. Relatives hold senior posts in the army and other government departments. Al-Zarqawi, who took his name from the city of Zarqa, 17 miles northeast of Amman, often boasted of his family’s influence when he was jailed in his native Jordan, Rababaa said. Rababaa said he debated regularly with al-Zarqawi in prison. Rababaa led a group that advocated purging Muslim lands of foreign occupiers and setting up Islamic states. Al-Zarqawi’s group was more fanatical, believing that Islam was worth killing for. “His way of thinking, in general, is restricted, and he understands Islam with restrictions,” Rababaa said. “We had vastly different ideologies.” Rababaa, 36, was serving a life sentence for plotting terrorism against Israeli targets in Jordan when he met al-Zarqawi, who was doing jail time for militant activities aimed at toppling the monarchy. Rababaa, who has renounced violence but still advocates an Islamic state, is now a professor of Arabic language at the University of Jordan. Rababaa said he believes al-Zarqawi will follow through on his threats – made in an audiotape released Friday – to continue attacks on Jordan. “The problem with this group is that it wants to target any location. It’s very hard to control him when he’s declared all of Jordan a battlefield.” But he dismissed al-Zarqawi’s threat to kill Jordan’s King Abdullah II. “It’s words without deeds,” he said. “He doesn’t seek to topple regimes altogether, but to basically create trouble for the existing regime.” Jordan sentenced al-Zarqawi to death in absentia for planning a terror plot that led to the 2002 killing of U.S. aid worker Laurence Foley. He has claimed responsibility for several other plots in Jordan, including a foiled April 2004 chemical attack. He also leads a campaign of bombings and kidnappings in Iraq, and the United States has offered $25 million for information leading to his capture. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sister Sara’s have launched ‘student night specials’ as the new academic year swings back into action.The Letterkenny super-pub has been going from strength to strength since re-opening under an innovative and driven new management team.It’s the now go to venue at the weekend, and provides an extensive and diverse range of entertainment which caters for all ages. It’s why its re-established itself as one of the most popular watering holes in Letterkenny.This weekend DJ TUBSY will be rocking the bar on FRIDAY night, while resident house DJ MARTY CURRAN will have the place hopping on Saturday.LIVE sport will be provided on many of their stunning HD Plasma TV’s all weekend, and with great drink promotions available all weekend, it really is the best place to watch the football!For more information on the students nights, and this weekend, check out their Facebook page now. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-Saras/154934577880211?fref=ts SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB LAUNCH STUDENT NIGHT SPECIALS was last modified: October 9th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’s
12 September 2013 South Africa is home to Africa’s two top-ranked universities, including the only African university to be ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds, a British education research company, released its university rankings for 2013/14 on Monday. According to the rankings, the University of Cape Town is Africa’s top university, moving up nine places to 145 from 154 last year. The country’s second-highest ranked institution, Wits University in Johannesburg, improved by a huge 50 positions to 313. The next-highest ranked African university is the American University of Cairo at 348, up by 44 places from 392 last year. The University of Cape Town (UCT) currently has 416 National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers, including 33 A-rated scientists. Wits University has 16 A-rated scientists and around about 250 NRF-rated scientists. Some of South Africa’s other universities were also ranked: the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape at 387, the University of Pretoria in Gauteng in the 471-480 range, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 501-550 range. Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape was rated between 551-600, while the University of Johannesburg was ranked for the first time, falling in the 601-650 range. 11th in world for attracting students South Africa currently ranks 11th in the world for attracting international students. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), the country hosted around 61 000 international students in 2009, two-thirds of whom came from countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). “South Africa in particular is an attractive option for international students, due to its well developed infrastructure and partnerships with world-class universities around the world,” Quacquarelli Symonds says on its website. UCT spokesperson Patricia Lucas said that South Africa benefited from having universities ranked on international measures such as the QS. “A good performance in the rankings is evidence of the world-class education that South Africans and Africans can get at home,” Lucas said in a statement on Tuesday. “Prospective students and staff the world over use the rankings to decide where to study and work.”Improving university access At the same time, Lucas issued a word of caution regarding rankings, saying that UCT “remain[s] mindful that all ranking systems have inherent flaws. “In the South African context, where we have to allocate resources to bridging the gap between inadequate schooling and the high standards of a leading university, there is a risk that too much focus on the rankings might divert resources away from spending to improve access, because there are no criteria to measure that factor.” UCT has some 26 000 students, 4 500 of whom come from 104 countries. Over half of their enrolments consist of black students, while just over half comprise women. Competition for entry into UCT is high – every year it receives 26 000 applications for just 4 000 first-year placings. The university is home to more than a quarter of South Africa’s A-rated researchers – academics who are considered world leaders in their fields, as ranked by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. It also has 32 of the 152 national chairs awarded under the SA Research Chairs Initiative, established by the Department of Science and Technology and managed by the National Research Foundation, to build scientific research and innovation capacity in South Africa.Attracting the best academic talent Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said on Wednesday that the university was “pleased to have moved up the rankings by 50 places, reflecting advances on several fronts at the university. “Our focus going forward is to continue to improve our research publications, throughput rates and postgraduate enrolments,” Habib told SAinfo via e-mail. “We are also looking to attract the best talented academics from South Africa and abroad, as well as postdoctoral students to help us lift our research both quantitatively and qualitatively. “We believe that if we continue to focus on all these key aspects, we will continue to rise in the rankings. Nevertheless, we continue to be committed to distinctively South African and African priorities in ways that are not necessarily reflected in the rankings.” QS has been ranking universities for the past nine years, and this year assessed more than 3 000 universities, ranking 800 of them. The assessment criteria are extensive. Universities are awarded with a rating of one to five+ stars, depending on their performance within an evaluation. Over 30 criteria are used for the assessment, grouped into eight categories: research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation, engagement, and the institution’s standing in specialist subjects. The Times Higher Education World Rankings are expected later this year. UCT was placed at 113 on these rankings last year, while Wits University was ranked in the 226-250 range.
Notebook manufacturers appear to be lowering the prices of some Windows 8 notebooks and tablets, presumably pinched by underperforming Windows 8 demand or a slow selling season.Six out of the fourteen Windows 8 notebooks or tablets sold by Microsoft via its Windows Store now come with discounts attached, CNET noted, with one — the Toshiba Satellite U925T-S2130 — slashed 30 percent from $1,149 to $799. On Amazon, a number of the most popular Windows 8 notebooks seem to be discounted about 20 percent, although Amazon’s seemingly perpetual discounts from list price make it difficult to tell what is new.Why Now?There are two likely culprits: the date, and the data.Both the first and second quarters are traditionally slow times for electronics sales, particularly compared to the months-long run-up to the holidays. Given that it’s the first week in April, market-research firms require a few days to assemble their snapshots of first-quarter sales, and their predictions for the upcoming quarter. We know that PC sales dropped 6.4 percent during the fourth quarter of 2012, and IDC and Gartner are likely preparing numbers that show further declines in the first quarter. Retailers and manufacturers themselves, however can react immediately. It’s certainly possible that Hewlett-Packard, for example, decided to cut the price of its HP Envy X2-11-G012NR touchscreen notebook by $250 to $599, a drop of just under 30 percent, for seasonal reasons. (On Amazon, a related X2-11-G010NR was discounted from $999 to $680, a drop of about 32 percent.)The Toshiba Satellite U925t-S2130, which the Microsoft Store now sells for $799, down from $1,149.On the other hand, Windows 8 notebooks, Windows RT devices and the Surface tablet have generally appeared to struggle in the market. March data from Net Applications shows Microsoft’s Windows 8 still lagging behind Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, although its 0.5 percent gain in total market share places it at 3.17 percent of the PCs Net Applications tracks. Since November, Windows 8 has climbed about half to 0.6 of a percentage point of market share per quarter. The problem is that WIndows 7 has held relatively steady at between 44 and 45 percent.Microsoft indicated that the discounts could be seasonal.“The Microsoft stores carry a product assortment aimed at showing people how technology can simplify and enhance their lives,” Jonathan Adashek, general manager of communications and strategy, Sales and Marketing Services Group at Microsoft, said in a statement. “We regularly offer seasonal promotions, discounts and change our assortment of products based on customer feedback and to showcase an ever increasing selection of Windows 8 devices, including notebooks, tablets, convertibles, all-in-ones and more.”It’s A New, Low-Cost PC WorldThe reality, analysts have said, is that Microsoft needs to adjust to the new reality of lower-cost PCs. On average, the Windows 8 notebooks that Microsoft sells appear to be higher-priced than the notebooks that retailer Best Buy, for example, lists as its “best selling” models. The average price for a Best Buy Windows 8 machine appears to be about $699, while only four of fourteen models at the Microsoft Store are below that amount.“[D]evices based upon its new Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems failed to gain much ground during their launch quarter, and reaction to the company’s Surface with Windows RT tablet was muted at best,” IDC Ryan Reith said in January. “We believe that Microsoft and its partners need to quickly adjust to the market realities of smaller screens and lower prices.”Both Microsoft and Amazon appear to be discounting on the order of 20 percent, with tablets like the Samsung Ativ getting slightly bigger discounts. Still, Best Buy doesn’t seem to be actively promoting any discounts, and just a handful of NewEgg’s Windows 8 machines have been marked down — and with just single-digit discounts, at that. (Some of the more extensive discounts are attached to bargain-basement PCs, like this Asus model.) So it’s possible that we’re seeing the first tics of a nervous industry.At this point, a fire sale is an unlikely scenario — margins in the PC industry are already too thin. But all it takes is one smaller PC manufacturer looking to boost its sales numbers, or a larger manufacturer that gets cold feet. If that happens — well, look out.Image Source: MicrosoftThis story was updated at 9:02 PM PDT with comment from Microsoft. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Microsoft#notebook#Windows 8 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces markhachman