* Negros Occidental – 296 (trained)* Iloilo province – 1,403 (687 trained, 716 untrained)* Capiz – 52 (trained)* Bacolod City – 26 (trained)* Iloilo City – 60 (trained)* Guimaras – 81 (trained)* Antique – 782 (262 trained, 520 untrained)* Aklan – 737 (trained)As of July 12, Western Visayas had a total of 461 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 11 deaths and 178 cases who recovered – leaving the region with 272 active cases, DOH-6 data showed. According to Juanico, the 3,437 contact tracers represent 34 percent of the target 9,958 tracers DOH-6 hopes LGUs would be able to hire. The ideal ratio is one contact tracer per 800 population, she added. These LGUs should not wait for COVID-19 cases to surge in their turfs before organizing their contact tracers, she stressed. As of last week, DOH-6 counted 3,437 contact tracers across the region. Of these,2,201 completed training conducted by the regional health office. These people could be suspect or probable COVID-19 cases, she explained. The more contact tracers the faster it gets to identify suspect and probable COVID-19 cases and isolate them, said Dr. Jane Juanico, head of DOH Region 6’s Infectious Disease Section. Here’s the breakdown of the contact tracers: “Active surveillance” of people with respiratory illness is important, said Juanico, in curbing the spread of COVID-19 cases. ILOILO City – The Department of Health (DOH) ordered local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas to form contact tracing teams on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Juanico said it appears that LGUs with no COVID-19 cases do not have or have very few contact tracers. Here’s the breakdown of the 461 cases – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 42; Negros Occidental, eight; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 36; and repatriates, 337. Contact tracing teams may be made up of barangay officials, Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, midwives, nurses, and Philippine National Police members, among others, said Juanico./PN
Sir Alex Ferguson wants to keep Nani – but warned the Manchester United winger his performances will dictate whether he gets his wish for a regular first-team berth. Press Association Ferguson added: “He is one of the best match winners in the game – and I am including the whole of Europe. He has scored the most incredible goals. The boy has a talent for winning matches.” Never was that more in evidence than on Monday, when Nani’s emergence from the bench inspired United’s FA Cup win over Reading. The 26-year-old scored the Red Devils’ opener against Brian McDermott’s men, then provided the cross from which Javier Hernandez netted his 15th goal of the season to seal a home quarter-final with either Chelsea or Middlesbrough. It is the kind of intervention that has been seen all too rarely at Old Trafford in recent times, even if Ferguson acknowledges injuries have not been kind. “We sent him back to Portugal for treatment on a hamstring injury that kept him out for more than six weeks,” the Scot said. “Before that, he never had an injury. Now he is back, fit and training well. “He is a consideration and it gives me a headache because Antonio Valencia has been a fantastic player for us and we also have Ashley Young and Ryan Giggs, so our options are fantastic.” Talks about a new contract have been ongoing for quite a while now without resolution. The likelihood still appears that the player will choose to leave in the summer. “We have been speaking to Nani’s agent for quite a few weeks now but it is entirely up to the boy himself,” Ferguson said. “I would prefer to keep him until the end of his contract. He wants guaranteed first-team football. Performances like the other night can guarantee that. We are trying our best because he is such a match-winner.” For the past 18 months Nani’s influence on United has waned, while there have also been wranglings over contracts, with the Red Devils apparently unwilling to offer the Portugal international the kind of terms he wants. With 18 months left on his present deal, Zenit St Petersburg made an inquiry during the recent transfer window, while the completion of Wilfried Zaha’s move from Crystal Palace next summer has been viewed as a clear signal of impending departure. Yet Ferguson said: “I would definitely prefer to keep him.”
Mumbai: Virat Kohli has topped the list of the most valuable celebrity brand in the country for the second year in a row, with an 18 percent increase in his brand value at USD 170.9 million in 2018, according to a report. The cricketer endorsed 24 brands as of November 2018, the global valuation and corporate finance advisors Duff & Phelps said in its fourth edition of the report on India’s most valuable celebrity brands on Thursday. He is followed by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who jumped a place higher from the last ranking, with a valuation of USD 102.5 million. She endorsed 21 brands as of November 2018. The top two are the only celebrities with a valuation of over USD 100 million. The total value of the top 20 celebrity brands stands at USD 877 million, with the top 10 contributing more than 75 per cent of the total value. Endorsers such as Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone have been structuring endorsement deals with an equity element, which in turns helps them maintain a long-term association with the brand and share the upside from the performance of the company, it said. Read More | If I achieve half of what Sehwag did, I will be happy: Mayank Agarwal”The celebrity endorsement market in India has matured from vanilla endorsement deals to full-fledged partnerships through innovative routes such as equity deals and strategic partnerships… Millennial celebrities continue to be the first choice for brand endorsements as companies want to have a greater focus on the youth segment fuelled by demand in sectors such as e-commerce, retail, FMCG and smartphones, among others,” Duff & Phelps managing director and Asia Pacific leader for valuation services Varun Gupta said. Read More | India to play 5 ODIs, 2 T20Is at home vs Australia in February-MarchBollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh too improved their rankings by a place, to occupy the third and fourth position with a valuation of USD 67.3 million and USD 63 million, respectively. Actor Shah Rukh Khan slipped to the fifth place from the second position, with a valuation of USD 60.7 million. “While Bollywood celebrities dominate the rankings of the top 20 celebrities, sportspersons provide tough competition. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and PV Sindhu collectively contributed almost USD 241 million, which is over 27 per cent of the cumulative brand value of the top 20 celebrities pegged at USD 877 million,” Duff & Phelps managing director Aviral Jain said. As per ESP Properties data, over the past decade celebrity-led endorsements increased in number from 650 in 2007 to 1,660 in 2017, representing a steady CAGR of 10 per cent. Further, TV ad spends with celebrity endorsers rose from Rs 1550 crore in 2007 to Rs 6660 crore in 2017 at a CAGR of 16.1 per cent. TV ads with celebrity endorsers represented close to 24 per cent of the total TV ad spends in 2017, which represents a 5 per cent uptick from 2007. The report noted the rising trend of power couples, as brands can target each partner’s unique following and voice by tapping into a power couple’s reach and impact. “The coming together of a power couple creates a larger platform that brands want to leverage to target the youth. This year, power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have endorsed around 40 brands together such as Head and Shoulders, Manyavar, Pepsi, Celkon, Boost, Audi, Fastrack, Goinee, Wrogn and Polaroid,” it said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
… last year’s runners-up West Indies B pull outBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – The inaugural runners-up in last year’s Global T20 Canada will be a no-show when this year’s tournament bowls off here on July 25.According to a release from the organisers, West Indies B, who lost to the Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights in last year’s final played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club (MLCC) ground, will not be participating in the annual showpiece.Tournament director Jason Harper did not give any reason for the non-participation of West Indies B but told reporters that an unnamed franchise will replace the regional side.West Indies B’s withdrawal can be seen as a major surprise after Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Canada “agreed to generate a new expanded partnership in the forthcoming months that will see more collaboration and participation of players and administrators in cricket, at CWI and Cricket Canada events,” a recent joint release from the two bodies pointed out.The release followed a visit by Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini to Antigua where he was hosted at a dinner meeting by CWI president Ricky Skerritt then met with Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave to update the existing Memorandum of Understanding, “designed to strengthen partnerships between both cricket organisations.”The organisers also announced that the tournament has been shifted from the MLCC ground in Mississauga to a new venue in the city of Brampton but the exact location is still to be determined.The release pointed out that ‘after completing its inaugural season in King City in 2018, Bombay Sports Company Ltd formally Mercuri Canada, the league organisers evaluated the impact of hosting the event in a more central location and listened to the feedback of the cricket fans.”The organisers further disclosed that “in collaboration with the City of Brampton and Mayor Patrick Brown the decision was taken to move the 2019 edition to west of Toronto and into the heart of the cricket-loving community from July 25 to August 11, 2019.”A staunch cricket fan, Brampton’s mayor Patrick Brown was delighted that his city will be playing host to the mega event. “As a healthy and safe city where cricket is especially popular, Brampton is an ideal location for this renowned event. We invite local, national and international audiences to attend what is sure to be a thrilling tournament this summer.”According to Mayor Brown, “Brampton has the biggest cricket fans in Canada. Just a few weeks ago we saw the Indian Premier League final and fans in Brampton stayed up to the early hours to watch the final. That’s how passionate our fans are.”Mayor Brown further added, “The City of Brampton has committed to more cricket infrastructure development. Currently two existing venues are getting lights and we are in discussions on the feasibility of a multi-purpose complex that includes a cricket stadium.”Tournament director Harper disclosed that “to date almost 1 100 cricketers from across the globe have registered for our player draft. This shows that Canada is a preferred location for the world’s best players and is a sought-after destination.”Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Edmonton Royals, Winnipeg Hawks and Vancouver Knights are the teams confirmed to date and they will be battling for US$500 000 first prize.GT20 Canada also announced the launch of a mascot contest. The contest is open to the general public and will be on its social media and website until June 30. The winner of the contest will receive a flight for two to Europe with a three-night stay at a hotel.
As the University of Wisconsin held its weekly press conference Monday, several head coaches were in attendance to talk about their respective teams.First among them was women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone, who discussed about her team’s upcoming matchup with Ohio State and the Badgers’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament in March.Wisconsin wrestling head coach Barry Davis followed Stone. Davis talked about his team’s final home dual meets that await this weekend against Northwestern and No. 1 Iowa. Iowa is of particular performance as Davis is an alum.Men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves followed Davis, discussing Wisconsin’s final home series this weekend against St. Cloud State. The series is crucial for the UW because it is the last time the Badgers face a team above them in the WCHA standings.Following Eaves was women’s swimming head coach Eric Hansen, whose squad is preparing for the Big Ten Championship meet this week. Wisconsin is ranked No. 17 nationally and hopes to win the Big Ten title as a precursor to a strong performance at the NCAA meet, which will come in another month.Last, but certainly not least, men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan talked to members of the media about a range of topics. Among them were his team’s upcoming matchup with Minnesota, the process of returning for junior forward Jon Leuer and the leadership ability of senior guard Jason Bohannon.On the left side of this page you will find the complete audio files of today’s press conference, separated by sport.
Following the passage of the resolution, Sen. Hailey Robertson spoke about her work on a new initiative with the mobile therapy company Talkspace. She developed an anonymous survey with USG Director of Accessibility Affairs Gwen Howard to gather data about how students perceive the University’s mental health services and the potential willingness of students to use Talkspace services. Stone said he hopes USG can work to improve professor evaluations. “We are working on what is called the student services initiative and they’re doing a whole overhaul of web registration, of the financial aid portal and many other platforms,” Stone said. “When you’re registering for a course, you can look at the syllabus, you can look at the professor’s evaluation, you can look at so much more information than just the 25-word sentence that gives you the course description.” USG President Trenton Stone emphasized the importance of a well-informed, student-accessible platform for course evaluation. Stone expressed concern about students’ current reliance on peer feedback site RateMyProfessor and supported the resolution’s focus on a more reliable platform. During the meeting, senators passed amendments to the resolution, adding incoming Provost Charles Zukoski, Information Technology Services Senior Project Manager Nishu Emde and Director of the Office of Institutional Research Ray Gonzalez to the list of administrators who will receive the resolution. Robertson said she is currently speaking with representatives from Talkspace, who have partnered with other universities like Williams College to provide mental health care services to employees and students. “If we can [hope to] get more student perspectives on what their needs are before just hopping in and saying this is the solution to mental health care,” Robertson said. “We figured that a survey would help us reach as many students as possible.” The resolution, co-authored by former Senators Jacquelyne Tan and Matthew Crane and former Senate Aide Divya Gupta, calls for a more comprehensive review of classes and professors to be available to students. “As of now, students are making their class decisions and who to take a class from based on things like RateMyProfessor and old PowerPoints or syllabi that they find,” Stone said. “It’s a pretty basic thing to be able to allow students to make the most informed decision about what classes they are signing up for and making course evaluations more accessible to students.” USG Senators voted Tuesday to pass last week’s resolution that would make course evaluations more accessible to students. (Karla Leung | Daily Trojan) Senators unanimously passed a resolution to publish course evaluations on a student-accessible platform at an Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. “I think RateMyProfessor is kind of almost like using Wikipedia for a research project … People use RateMyProfessors because there is just not a better solution to get accurate, detailed information about classes and professors,” he said. “Our goal for the initiative is to, ultimately partner with Talk Space to have a subscription paid for all students who wish to use Talk Space,” she said. “Currently, it’s a pretty expensive service … We hope to have it free for all students.”
Due to the perception of the type of body that is “best” at sports, most people who make this an issue center the discussion on trans women who compete in female sports divisions. Thus, the debate mainly targets trans women, easily one of the most persecuted and discriminated groups out of our entire population. It wasn’t those tall girls’ fault that I didn’t make varsity. It wasn’t my fault, either. They were born into their bodies, and I was born into mine, and that was OK. I played JV for two years, made friends who I never would’ve talked to without basketball, and my parents got to come to every single game. I had fun. Regulating trans bodies without regulating all other bodies is discriminatory, period. That part of this argument is rather simple. But the more complex issue is the moral side of it — the fact that we, as a society, are even discussing keeping a kid out of sports. When it comes to the debate of how to classify trans athletes, I wish this was the focus of more conversations. Stop worrying about who wins the high school track meet. Focus more on who gets to play ball. This week, the American Civil Liberties Union published an article detailing why it is both illegal and immoral to ban trans girls from school sports. When I saw the headline, I was shocked to find out that banning young girls was even a consideration. Most people grew up playing sports. Some loved it, some hated it. Some got picked last in gym, some went on to become varsity captains. For a lot of people, sports were just a way to kill time when they were young — pick-up games at recess, recreational teams in elementary school, cross country in high school to stay in shape. But many of us loved sports when we were younger, which is why we love them so much today and why sport remains one of the most powerful industries in the world. In reality, I shouldn’t have been surprised. This debate is at the forefront of many intersectional discussions of gender and sport. Martina Navratilova — an LGBTQ+ icon in sports — even took time earlier this year to speak out against transgender athletes competing against cisgender athletes, citing the “unfairness” of the situation. I played junior varsity basketball in high school. I played JV because I was 5-foot-10 on a good day and played post against girls who towered over me by three or four inches. Most games, I just did my best to front the girl I was defending and keep her from getting the ball. I fouled out. A lot. I did my best to compensate with speed and skill, but I wasn’t quick enough, and my hook shot wasn’t reliable enough to balance out my size. Honestly, who are we to tell a kid they can’t play at the elementary, middle or high school level? Who are we to take one of the greatest parts of being kid away from someone just because of the body they were born into? I remember what it was like to be little and just love sports. I wasn’t the greatest athlete as a kid — my dad still swears I didn’t learn how to run properly until middle school — but I was strong and stubborn enough to keep up with most of the girls and even some of the guys in my class. There was nothing better than kickball at recess or dodgeball day in gym class. This conversation is only getting started, and I guarantee that over the coming years it will be brought into legislative and legal battles. But as we continue to move forward in this discussion, I hope we can focus on the humanity, not the trophies, that are connected to it. Think of the kids first, the kids who just want to play ball. At the end of the day, they’re what matters most. The trans girls who this debate focuses on can’t help it either. They were born into their bodies, and that’s not their fault. They just want to play. Maybe they just want to be part of a team, a strong group of girls who they can confide in and rely on. Maybe they do want to compete at a higher level. Maybe they just love to play, the way that many of us have loved to play sports our whole lives. Julia Poe is a senior writing about her personal connection to sports. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs weekly on Thursdays. The fact that only trans women are targeted by this debate is only one of the biggest holes in its logic. There are a lot of parts of this discussion that frustrate me and confuse me and just make me want to cry. The main issue, however, is the concept of denying children’s access to sport.
Much of the Huskies’ struggles can be attributed to the loss of star sophomore guard Quade Green. Green was a sophomore transfer from perennial powerhouse Kentucky who was averaging 11.6 points and 5.3 assists for a Husky team that looked promising for much of the season. After scoring 14 points against USC in the victory against USC, the NCAA ruled Green academically ineligible for the rest of the season. Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu struggled to score last Saturday in a loss to Arizona State. (Photo via USC Men’s Basketball / Twitter) “We can’t script everything,” head coach Andy Enfield said after the 85-80 loss to Arizona. “We can’t say we want Elijah to shoot this many or Onyeka to shoot — you just have to play basketball as a team and when it’s your turn hopefully you shoot a high percentage.” USC is in the midst of a three-game losing streak prompted by tough competition against ranked opponents. The Trojans took a 78-57 thrashing at home to No. 16 Colorado and followed with two close losses against then No. 23 Arizona and Arizona State on the road. USC was outpaced in transition and on the glass in both games. The Huskies’ ability to shut down USC’s offense led to Washington’s blowout over USC in January. The Trojans’ put up a season low field goal percentage of 20%, going only 13-65 from the field. Star freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu managed only 10 points in the loss — six under his season average — yet he led his team in scoring that game. The Trojans will rely heavily on their veterans, who have been hot for the Trojans of late. Senior guard Jonah Mathews now averages 13 points per game after going 5-9 from beyond the arc against Arizona State and scoring 22 points. The recent road trip was also a chance for senior forward Nick Rakocevic to step up, as he had an impressive 18 point performance in a close 85-80 loss against Arizona and a team-high 12 rebounds against ASU. The USC men’s basketball team will return to Galen Center Thursday to face off against Washington. This will be the two teams’ second meeting this season after the Huskies handed the Trojans a 72-40 loss in Seattle in January. Freshman forward Isaiah Mobley is averaging a modest 6.7 points per game off the bench for USC. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Both teams will be hungry to break their losing streak, as the Huskies bring a six-game skid into Thursday’s contest. USC’s 9-2 record at home may suggest an advantage for the Trojans, but its last home game against Colorado proved winning at Galen Center is no guarantee. The game won’t be a cakewalk for the Trojans though. They’ll have to stop freshman forward and first round prospect Isaiah Stewart, who has been playing exceptionally in the paint and leads the team with up to 18 points and nine rebounds per game. Thursday’s game will be critical in determining the Trojans’ outlook in the Pac-12. Look for Washington to come out with the same defensive toughness that helped achieve their blowout last time, but don’t underestimate the adjustment period that the past month has offered for USC’s freshmen to get accustomed — especially Okongwu and forward Isaiah Mobley. Since the teams’ last meeting, Washington has experienced its fair share of struggles. After blowing out USC, the Huskies have lost six of their last seven conference games at the hands of Stanford, Cal, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. The slump has dropped the Huskies to the bottom of the Pac-12 standings with an abysmal conference record of 2-9. USC will tip off against Washington at Galen Center at 6 p.m. Thursday after a jersey retirement for former Trojan and current San Antonio Spur Demar DeRozan.
Published on February 8, 2020 at 12:10 am Contact Roshan: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Roshan_f16 Midfielder Sam Swart saw Meaghan Tyrrell streak from the right side of the goal into an empty pocket of space. It was the first minute of Syracuse’s season-opener against Canisius and Swart fed the ball into the middle, where Tyrrell turned and flicked her stick with ease. Her shot found the upper left-hand corner of the net for the Orange’s first goal of the season. The next possession, Swart feinted right and picked out Mary Rahal, who was cutting toward an empty lane near the crease. In two minutes, the Orange had two shots and two goals — both were from Swart assists. She added a third later less than 10 minutes later, giving her half as many assists during Friday night’s game as she recorded in the entirety of last season. “Last year I contributed on the goal side and this year I can contribute both now,” Swart said. “That’s something I’ve been working on during the off-season, being able to hit the open girl … and I think it’s going to pay off now.” Syracuse’s (1-0) season-opener against Canisius (0-1) was defined by key assists and passes from Swart, sophomore Megan Carney and Tyrrell that allowed senior Emily Hawryschuk to score a career-high seven goals in a dominant 21-6 win. Those passes from her teammates, Hawryschuk said, made scoring those goals “so easy.” Carney finished the night with five assists, tying her career-high in a single game, and three came before halftime. On three occasions, she assisted Hawryschuk, who joked that of her seven goals, her most impressive were all those initiated by Carney. Carney’s abilities as an “amazing feeder” were crucial for the Orange, Hawryschuk said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMidway through the first half, Carney fed Hawryschuk in the low block, who blasted the shot into the upper right-hand corner for the Orange’s eighth goal. Six minutes later, from behind the goal, Carney picked out a Hawryschuk, who had nearly no separation from her defender. Carney placed the ball well-above Hawryschuk’s head, and the senior had to fully extend her stick to reach it. In one fluid motion, Hawryschuk caught the pass and released it, firing into the net to give SU a nine-goal lead. “Being able to push for a fastbreak or a slow break and just hit the girls when they’re cutting and they’re open,” Carney said, “(I) just feed them the ball.” Controlling the tempo of the game, as Carney said, was vital for the Orange. Their rhythmic passing and connection with wide-open players allowed the offense to run smoothly. This season, the Orange will turn to both Carney and Swart as distributors. Eight minutes into the first half, SU picked up a Canisius turnover and used quick passes to move the ball to downfield. Swart sprinted 30 yards and set up Carney for the goal, notching her third assist and catching the Golden Griffins off-guard: With only three defenders back, compared to the Orange’s six attackers, ball movement made SU’s game look smooth and fluid. Late in the second half — when the Orange’s bench was emptied and the game was all but wrapped up — Syracuse continued to take advantage of its passing. The ball swung from the right, across the middle and then to the far left of the field for as many as 15 passes before there was any cutting inside the 12-meter fan.With three minutes remaining in the game, freshman Emma Tyrrell was fouled by a Canisius defender in the attacking third. From the free position, she cradled the ball a few times in her extended stick as three Canisius defenders positioned themselves around her, preparing themselves to sprint to the goal and block her shot. Emma leaned forward in anticipation and stared down the goalie. Everyone expected her to sprint toward goal and shoot. But instead, she passed. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
French veteran Thierry Henry has brought down the curtain on a stellar career, announcing his retirement from football on Tuesday.Henry, 37, ended his four-and-a-half-year stay with MLS club New York Red Bulls earlier this month ahead of his contract expire at the end of the year.The former France international, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as he amassed 123 international caps, was linked with an emotional return to Arsenal.But Henry – Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer with 228 goals – has decided to call time on his career, making the announcement via his official Facebook page.Henry will work as a pundit for Sky Sports next year.”After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football,” Henry wrote.”It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, teammates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French National Team that have made my time in the game so special. “It is now time for a different career path and I am pleased to say that I will be returning to London and joining Sky Sports.”I will hopefully,share some of the insights, observations and experiences I have learnt over the years with you guys.”I have had some amazing memories [mostly good!] and a wonderful experience. I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part.”See you on the other side…”Henry enjoyed a trophy-laden career, winning titles in three different countries. After lifting the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in 1996-97, Henry went on to claim two Premier League titles, three FA Cups as well as two Community Shields during his Arsenal spell.He also clinched two La Liga crowns and the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League among others as a Barcelona player.