Dawson impressed by Townsend

first_img Townsend ended last term on loan at relegated QPR but his rise to prominence since has been dramatic and he continued his fine form with a starring role in Spurs’ 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday. All eyes were on the new national hero at Villa Park, but he was not fazed by the attention, opening the scoring and then running Villa ragged with a devastating and inspirational attacking display. Dawson said: “He has not changed, he is still the same player he was two weeks ago. “He has just been in the media spotlight and he has taken it well. “It was a top performance. He was man of the match and scored a goal. He is playing well and is full of confidence. “He’s carried on where he left off for England.” The win, capped by a breakaway second goal finished by Roberto Soldado, lifted Spurs to fifth in the Barclays Premier League. It was a good response after excitement over their promising start to the season was tempered by a 3-0 defeat to West Ham a fortnight ago. Central defender Dawson said: “We’re glad to leave with three points and bounce back from the defeat against West Ham a couple of weeks ago. “It was a long two weeks. It is always in the back of your mind.” Townsend’s 31st-minute strike was actually fortuitous as it was intended as a cross but neither Lewis Holtby nor Soldado could get a touch and it bounced past Brad Guzan. Yet for the display that followed, Townsend arguably deserved to get a goal next to his name – his first for the club in the Premier League. Townsend tested Guzan with a fine low strike just before half-time and later sent another fierce drive inches over. He ran at the Villa defence throughout and was unfortunate nobody could turn in any of his deliveries. Villa had their moments, not least after fit-again Christian Benteke came off the bench on the hour and immediately threatened an equaliser, but Spurs held the upper hand. Soldado made victory secure when he finished a swift counter-attack in the 69th minute, rewarding the visitors for a performance full of verve. But Dawson said: “People weren’t saying that a few weeks ago when we got beat at home. Football can change. “We need to keep working hard. Let’s not get carried away, but it was a great performance and we’ll enjoy the day.” Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor felt the result was harsh on the hosts. Agbonlahor had the first half-chance of the game with a shot on the turn that flew over, while Ashley Westwood, Andreas Weimann and Leandro Bacuna went close before Townsend struck. Benteke’s introduction also threatened to change the game and the Belgian had two good opportunities – one a header that went narrowly over – before Soldado’s goal ended any hopes of a fightback. Agbonlahor said: “We are disappointed as a team. We were just getting on top in the game, pushing for an equaliser, when we conceded a sloppy goal. It settled the game. “It was tight. We had to defend at times but we played well and had our chances throughout the game. “It is one of those things. We just conceded at the wrong time. “We are disappointed with the game but whatever had happened – it is gone. We are back in on Tuesday to start preparing for Everton.” Benteke had missed the two previous games with a hip injury but the key forward’s return to fitness is a boost for Villa. Agbonlahor said: “It was good to see him come on. Having him coming back is good for the team.” Spurs winger Townsend catapulted himself to stardom this month with stunning performances in England’s climactic World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland. The 22-year-old had been a surprise selection by England boss Roy Hodgson after only breaking into the Spurs side this season. Tottenham captain Michael Dawson is impressed by how team-mate Andros Townsend has taken his whirlwind past fortnight in his stride. Press Associationlast_img read more

Guinness street phenomenon returns to East Coast April 12

first_imgLAST year saw fan attendance exceed previous years and this trend is anticipated to continue when play in this year’s East Coast zone of the highly-exciting Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition’ commences on April 12, at the Haslington Market Tarmac.Once again, the Organisers have planned a programme that is certain to make the fan experience a memorable one for fans along the East Coast corridor and those hoping to get a glimpse of what has become the most electrifying outdoor event in the sport.The early word emanating out of the respective communities that will be competing in the three-day competition is that defending champions, Uprising, will not have it easy this time around since teams have already begun preparations to challenge for the title.However, the reigning champs who had to qualify last year and subsequently became the only team to do so and win the title outright, have vowed to successfully defend their crown.This time around they will join seven other automatic qualifiers, while eight teams will have to enter the qualification process which will be conducted on Sunday, April 7, at the Haslington Tarmac.The full list of automatic qualifiers is Uprising, Paradise-A, BV-A, Melanie-B, Buxton Diamond, Mahaica Determinators, Victoria Church Yard and Belfield Warriors.last_img read more

Monika Salkute records career-high 24 kills in 5-set win over GT

first_imgAfter dropping two straight games on the road last weekend against Florida State and Miami, Syracuse bounced back against Georgia Tech Friday at the SU Women’s Building, winning three sets to two behind Monika Salkute’s career-high 24 kills.The Orange came out slow, losing the first set 27-25, but a strong showing from Salkute helped SU to the five-set win. Her previous career high of 19 kills against Notre Dame came on Oct. 4.Salkute mentioned after the game that she isn’t used to playing as much as she did Friday night — she usually rotates in less and gets less hits.With a .396 hitting percentage Friday, she was consistent for the SU offense. Even so, she still has room to grow.“She plays well,” Orange head coach Leonid Yelin said, “And I know that she wants to play (professionally), and she’s going to have to be a big girl.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAside from Salkute, the Syracuse offense kept to its usual numbers. Averaging almost three kills per set, SU senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore followed Salkute with 13 kills.Orange senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk tallied 50 assists, many going toward Salkute.“Basically every ball I set her in the first three or four sets, it was a kill,” Wlaszczuk said.Senior Silvi Uattara, one of SU’s top hitters so far this season, played just one set for the Orange, spending the other three on the sidelines in her warmup jacket.According to Yelin, the hitter has been suffering from an ailing back and her statistics “just weren’t there.”The Orange was able to capitalize on a number of unforced errors by the Yellow Jackets. More than once, the Georgia Tech hitters launched serves out of the back of the court, warranting no return from the Orange.GT came from behind in the fourth set, coming back from a three-point deficit late in the set to take it 26-24.Georgia Tech head coach Michelle Collier kept calling timeouts in an attempt to calm her side and slow the Orange, but Yelin and his high-powered offense didn’t falter.“After you score the point, there’s a crazy celebration, so that builds confidence every point,” Wlaszczuk said, “It builds up, that brings the energy up around us.”The fifth and final set was as close as the previous four, seeing the sides evenly matched for its entirety. With the game tightly contested at 15-14 in favor of the Orange, one final block from Santita Ebangwese sealed the game.After Friday’s victory over the Yellow Jackets, the Orange is starting to get back where Yelin wants. He stressed the importance of Friday’s win and the importance of continuing the forward progress. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

Eaves reflects on winless Border Battle

first_imgComing off of a 2-2 overtime tie Friday night and a 3-1 loss Saturday to third-ranked Minnesota, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves is looking to move forward and focus on the upcoming weekend.The Border Battle in Minneapolis took the Badgers’ winless streak to five games, their last victory coming Oct. 26 over Minnesota-Duluth. Though Wisconsin (1-5-2) battled its way to a tie with one of the top teams in the WCHA in game one, two third period goals from the Gophers in the second game of the series left the Badgers from earning their second win of the season in Minneapolis. “When you lose like we did on Saturday, where we are close, hanging around, having chances, it really hurts,” Eaves said at his Monday press conference. “On Saturday, we looked at the video at the things we didn’t like, and we didn’t pass the puck very well, we didn’t connect the dots like we’ve seen our kids do.”Despite the defeat in Mariucci Arena Saturday, Eaves said he has re-evaluated his plan for practice this week and will try out new strategies in a series with Minnesota State this weekend.“We’re going to go back and work on our skill, we’re going to go over our system details, and we’re quite frankly going to skate a little bit to make sure we’re covering all our bases so that we’re not leaving anything to doubt,” Eaves said.When asked about what is keeping the veteran forwards from taking control of the game and being productive up to this point, Eaves pointed out that several key contributors are not on the ice due to injuries and other issues. “When you take out (Mark) Zengerle and Nic Kerdiles, we have different chemistry up front,” Eaves said. “With the lack of goal production by having the forwards back, some of the chemistry is missing.”A junior forward, Zengerle has 92 points off 20 goals and 72 assists in his career and entered the 2012-13 campaign as college hockey’s top returning scorer. He is eight points shy of hitting the 100-point mark for his career, an achievement that would make him the 71st Badger in program history to reach the century mark.Zengerle had points in Wisconsin’s first five games before getting injured in the second period of the sixth game Nov. 3 and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks from the time of his injury.Due to a violation of the NCAA’s amateurism rules, Kerdiles, a highly-touted freshman forward, will first suit up for the Badgers in a road game against Denver Nov. 30.With Zengerle out, Eaves is working on creating a more balanced lineup, moving some players to, in the coach’s own words, “see if that gives us a little jump” and will review the power plays to see if any adjustments should be made.Asked if he had ever imagined his team’s potential had it not suffered the injuries and other issues keeping several of his top players off the ice, Eaves said he is trying to make the best of a difficult situation.“I think [the team] wants to know, ‘OK, we weren’t as successful as we were this weekend, what’s our plan coach, give us the truth in what you saw and let’s move forward and let’s get better and figure out what we’re going to do against Minnesota State,’” he explained.“That’s the way we’re going to look at it.”Transition on benchAfter the departure of Wisconsin assistant coach Bill Butters two weeks ago, the series against Minnesota marked Eaves’ first time with Gary Shuchuk coaching the Badger defensemen.Eaves described his communication with Schuck, another assistant coach, as “decent” but said there is certainly room to improve as the assistant adjusts to his new coaching responsibilities with the team.Though the transition has been relatively smooth so far, Eaves pledged that he will find a replacement for Butters before the season is over. Wisconsin’s head coach said Butters, who left the team to pursue a calling in the ministry, played too important a role for this team to not find a successor soon.“There’s too big a hole that would exist – I think we can kind of make do, but I think we need to fill that hole in order to cover all our bases as far as coaching, teaching, recruiting, working with these young people,” Eaves said. “So we will get somebody in. Maybe we could afford two microphones.”last_img read more

Defensive lapses plague Syracuse in 4-0 loss to Duke

first_img“We knew that they were going to be pressing us before the game, but we didn’t execute our game plan as well as we had hoped to,” Tivnan said. “We really wanted to swing the ball around more, bounce it in and out of their shape … I think if we had stepped it up we could have broken them down more.”Heading into Sunday’s matchup, Syracuse knew all about Duke’s smothering pressure, Tivnan said. The Orange’s game plan was to swing the ball across the back line with pace to make the Blue Devils’ attackers chase, then bounce passes back-and-forth with the midfield to further stretch out the visitor’s midfield and attacking unit. But Tivnan said SU didn’t execute it.“They aren’t team issues,” Wheddon said. “It comes down to an individual decision at any point in time.” Published on September 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Comments For 60 minutes, No. 13 Duke had outplayed Syracuse in every facet of the game. The Blue Devils were quicker, made more accurate passes and had converted their chances. Their dominance led to three goals before the hour mark.“More urgency, let’s go!” Wheddon yelled in the 62nd minute as SU chased after the ball. “Up, up, up! High press!”The command was the loudest Wheddon had been all game, and it triggered a response from the Orange. SU immediately applied high pressure to Duke’s back line, won the ball back and linked together six passes to generate a chance for Georgia Allen, who was tackled by Delaney Graham before she could get a shot off. Graham cleared the ball to SU defender Jenna Tivnan, who subsequently gave the ball away to cause a Duke counter-attack.No matter how hard the Orange worked or how many spurts of quality play it had, Duke tenaciously sought after the ball until it won it back. The Blue Devils (7-1-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) used a suffocating high press to force Syracuse (3-6, 0-1) into making errors all over the field en route to a 4-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium.All season long, SU has struggled to produce, scoring just six goals all season. When SU has conceded more than two goals, it’s always lost. When SU has competed, the defense has led the way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensive lapses on and off the ball were a main factor in the Orange’s loss, Wheddon said. When SU was defending, it gave Duke’s midfielders and attackers too much time and space on the ball. When it won the ball back, lack of composure and the Blue Devils’ constant pressing led to turnovers. The cycle repeated continuously throughout the game as Syracuse struggled to maintain possession in Duke’s defensive half and the Blue Devils outshot the Orange 24-3.“We were a little bit frantic at times,” Wheddon said about SU building out from the back. “A few too many turnovers, and then you’re right back defending again. We need to be better on the ball, we need to move the ball a little quicker and with confidence.”Wheddon praised SU’s performance in the first 30 minutes, but two quick goals from Duke before halftime erased the Orange’s hopes of an upset victory.center_img With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, SU defender Taylor Bennett made two slide tackles in her own penalty area — both of which led to penalty claims from the Blue Devils — before Marykate McGuire skipped past a lunging Bennett to find Taylor Racioppi for Duke’s first goal.“It’s just a lack of focus,” Wheddon said.SU’s lack of urgency and slopiness in defense was not apparent throughout the whole game, but small doses of it led to trouble. With 32 minutes remaining, and the Orange already down by three goals, Bennett’s cross-field pass to Shannon Aviza was too strong. The ball got away from her and Duke’s Tess Boade swiped it, earning a corner kick on the other end.“We knew they were going to press us,” SU goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx said. “We tried to stay calm and get it out the back. Play long. I mean, obviously you could see we tried to play around (them).”After earning a second corner kick off the first one, the Blue Devils played a short pass that led to a cross into the penalty area. Duke defender Taylor Mitchell chested it into the ground and wide of the goal. As six SU defenders in the left-hand side of the box stood still, Mitchell chased down the ball and kept it inbounds before winning another corner kick, one of the visitor’s 12 in the game.Eleven minutes later, Duke forward Kayla McCoy, who caused problems all afternoon and is a “really good player,” Tivnan said, sunk the Orange into an even deeper hole. On another Duke corner kick, Bennett turned her back to McCoy, who snuck toward the near post to easily redirect Karlie Paschall’s cross into the back of the net. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

All Eyes on France as Women’s World Cup Kicks off Tonight

first_imgSuper Falcons on arrival in France on Thursday The United States may be favourites to retain their FIFA Women’s World Cup title but the rapid development of the game globally means they will face a tougher field than ever before when the tournament gets underway in France tonight.Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been sold and world governing body FIFA is banking on the women’s game taking a huge step forward on the back of a successful tournament. The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup will be contested by 24 teams in nine cities across France, with the hosts facing South Korea in the opening game at the Parc des Princes in Paris.The top two in each of the six qualifying groups will advance to the knockout stages, where they will be joined by the four best third-placed teams.The semifinals and final will be staged in Lyon, home to powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais, historically the most successful club in women’s football in France, with the showpiece match slated for 7 July.With a passionate home crowd behind them and a strong domestic league, the French will fancy their chances on home soil, while England, Australia, Germany and Japan will also hope to lift the trophy.Though France have a tough draw in group A alongside South Korea, Norway and Nigeria, they will look to win it outright to give themselves the best chance of an easy route through the knockout rounds.Former champions Norway will be without Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, who has declined to play for the national side since the end of Euro 2017, citing disagreements over how the team is run.Two-time winners Germany will face off against China, Spain and debutants South Africa in group B, while Australia, Italy, Brazil and Jamaica are set to battle it out in group C.Despite their rich football tradition, Brazil have never won a World Cup or an Olympic gold medal, and with prolific striker Marta now 33, this may be the last chance for her to grab one of those elusive titles.There will be no shortage of sparks in group D where a strong England side have been paired with Scotland, Argentina and 2011 champions Japan, while European champions Netherlands take on Canada, Cameroon and New Zealand in group E.The Dutch slipped up in qualifying and needed playoff wins against Denmark and Switzerland to book their berth, but their potent attack will be keen to impress an army of travelling fans.The United States look to have secured a relatively easy draw with their first two games against Chile and Thailand, but Sweden will pose a problem in their final encounter, which is likely to decide the outcome of group F.As ever, discussions about gender equality will never be too far away, and despite the fact that FIFA has doubled the prize money on offer since the 2015 event in Canada, it has still come in for criticism.However, fans and players are expected to park those discussions, at least temporarily, when the action finally gets underway in Paris.TODAYFrance v Korea Rep. -21:00Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gervinho Completes His Move To AS Roma From Arsenal

first_imgThe Ivorian international has completed his move from Arsenal to Italian club AS Roma for an undisclosed fee.Gervinho joined the Gunners back in 2011 after a successful stint with French club Lille. But he failed to recreate that level of performance for the London club. Personally for him, the past two seasons has been highly inconsistent and disappointing. Gervinho fell down the pecking order after the new arrivals last season and although he was used as a striker by Arsene Wenger for few matches (a phase during which he did manage to score few important goals), Gervinho never managed to hold onto his place in the starting eleven. The 26-year-old made only 12 starts in the league last season and his future at the Emirates was always shrouded with speculations.But Arsene Wenger confirmed fews days ago that the London club are close to offloading Gervinho and it was only a matter of time before this deal was announced.“Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career.” – Read a statement published on the official website of Arsenal.Roma have had an extremely active summer, where they have signed as many as 13 new players, including the capture of Napoli custodian Morgan De Sanctis and highly rated midfielder Kevin Strootman. Roma manager, Garcia, has expressed his delight at completing their move for Gervinho and insisted that he will offer something different in attack. ‘I’m happy with (Gervinho’s) signing, as I was happy with the captures of Morgan De Sanctis and Kevin Strootman.‘Gervinho is a quick player, he’s good at going deep and he has different characteristics to other players.’ – Garcia told the press.Although the highly anticipated new signings are yet to be seen, Arsenal continues their success in offloading deadwood this summer.The Gunners have already sold the likes of Arshavin, Squillaci, Denilson and now Gervinho. Chamakh and Bendtner are also expected to leave the Emirates this summer. So many departures are perhaps the sign of Arsenal finally making their big move in the market.“100 million seems a lot to me” – Says Real Madrid President On Gareth BaleReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has questioned the price tag on Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale. Tottenham have already turned down a massive offer from Real Madrid for the Welshman. Atlhough Daniel Levy has publicly maintained that Bale won’t be sold this summer, reports suggest that Spurs are demanding €100m for their prized asset in a deal which might also involve young Spaniard Alvaro Morata.Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that both the clubs are currently in negotiation, but he has questioned the astronomic price tag on Gareth Bale.“We are talking with a lot of people and we will see what comes of our negotiations, I am talking about that player (Bale) and others.“I do not want to talk about players out of respect to the player himself (Bale), the club and the chairman (Daniel Levy) who is a friend of mine and with whom I struck up a good friendship last summer because of the transfer of Luka Modric.“If we’re not talking about names, we’re not talking about money either, but 100 million (euros) seems a lot to me,” he said with a smile. “But I am not talking seriously because there is no need and, as I said, out of respect for the club.” – Real Madrid president told the press. The present transfer market is highly inflated, yet €100m for a footballer ludicrous to say the least. But Spurs are unlikely to budge from their demands, that is unless Gareth Bale pushes for this move by handing in a transfer request.last_img read more

Top Seeds Sweep Opening Day of Women’s Tennis Tournament

first_imgFirst serve of semifinals action is set for 2 p.m. Friday with Northwestern State taking on Central Arkansas and a Lone Star State showdown between top-seed Abilene Christian and Sam Houston State. No. 1 Abilene Christian 4, No. 8 Lamar 0 (Box Score)Recording the only shutout of the day, Abilene Christian picked up the doubles point behind a pair of 6-3 wins by the duos of Sarah Adams and Nini Memishishi and Sanja Jolic and Laura Sola Grau. The Wildcats rolled to eight-straight set victories as Memishishi topped Jasmin Buchta at the first flight of singles, followed by a straight-set win by Allison Stewart, who improved to 12-0 against Southland Conference opponents this season. Sarah Adams’ 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Bianca Vitale clinched the winning point for ACU. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – All four top seeds advance to Friday’s semifinal round of the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday at the Thomas J. Henry Center. No. 2 Northwestern State 4, No. 7 New Orleans 1 (Box Score)Setting up a semifinals matchup against Central Arkansas, the Lady Demons won their first six sets to jump out to a 3-0 lead with the doubles point and wins at No. 6 and No. 5 singles. Second Team All-Southland picks Ela Iwaniuk and Judit Castillo Gargallo dropped just six total games in their straight-set victories. After Ank Vullings handed Rhea Verma her first loss against a conference opponent to cut it to 3-1, NSU’s Patrycja Polanska topped Claudette Gilhespie 7-5, 6-2 to earn the clinching point. In the regular season, the Lady Demons defeated Central Arkansas 4-3 at home.center_img No. 4 Sam Houston State 4, No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2 (Box Score)After dropping the doubles point, the Bearkats were forced to win four out of six singles matchups and did just that in order to advance to the semifinals. Karla De La Luz Montalvo, Roos Gerritsen and Southland Conference Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli rattled off three-consecutive straight-set victories to take the lead for good. Islander Camille Townsend rode a big third frame to cut it to 3-2. Petra Kaszas, who was blanked 6-0 in set two, returned the favor in the final set to clinch the match-winning point. The regular-season meeting between ACU and SHSU also ended in a 4-3 score in favor of the Wildcats. No. 3 Central Arkansas 4, No. 6 McNeese 3 (Box Score)The Bears held off a late comeback effort by the Cowgirls, who tied up the match at 3-3 with wins at No. 3 and No. 6 singles by Marija Mastilovic and Carlotta Romito, respectively. Both contests were forced to go to a third-set tiebreaker with Mastilovic topping Marli Van Heerden 8-3 and Romito edging Rada Mantaweewat 8-6. UCA’s QiLi Ma secured the match-winning point with a three-set triumph over Sofia SanJose Moreno, blanking her Cowgirl opponent 6-0 in the final frame. The Bears captured the doubles point to begin the opening match as the duos of Van Heerden and Chunxi Xin and Fuka Nonoyama and Yada Vasupongchai cruised to their victories.last_img read more

Rhanzelle Yong solid in debut for Zark’s-Lyceum

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blazers hope for another post-All-Star break revival For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The 6-2 forward had a solid game for the Jawbreakers in their 91-85 loss to CEU, finishing with with nine points and five assists outing in 20 minutes of play before fouling out with three minutes remaining in the game.Yong, who is nephew of Magnolia slotman Ian Sangalang, had to take over with Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu limited due to an ankle sprain sustained in the first quarter.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 folk“I’m OK. I’m happy with how we competed even though we were missing some of our key players like Mike and (MJ) Ayaay,” said Yong.Putting the nightmares of the ACL injuries which sidelined him over the past two years behind, the Kapampangan stalwart is excited for this new beginning with a familiar face in Topex Robinson guiding him anew. NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates00:50Trending Articles02:06Lyceum Pirates on being NCAA ‘dark horse’: We always want to better ourselves02:14Carpio 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 “I’ve known coach Topex for a long time and it’s great here because we’re like a family,” he said as they continue their partnership forged in San Sebastian to now in Lyceum. “The players here are disciplined and I’m just excited to play with them.”Yong is using the opportunity in the developmental league to get into top shape for the upcoming NCAA season.“We’ll continue working hard in our D-League games so that I can recover. I’m also looking at this as my preparation for the NCAA because that’s my priority. Hopefully, I can continue to play,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s been almost two years since Rhanzelle Yong was last seen playing in a competitive setting.But on Tuesday, the 22-year-old finally made his way back to the hard court, suiting up for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

As Chief Medical Officer Continues her 21-day Self-Imposed Quarantine, Dr. Dahn’s Special Assistant…

first_imgThe Reverend Napoleon Brathwaite III,  Special Assistant to Liberia’s  Chief Medical, Dr. Bernice Dahn, was buried last Saturday at Thinker’s Village, off the Robertsfield Highway.Rev. Brathwaithe died last Thursday morning of the deadly Ebola virus.  He was in his 55th year.Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Walter Gweingale ordered the immediate spraying of Dr. Dahn’s office and the rest of the building in Congo Town, which houses the Ministry.Immediately following Rev. Brathwaite’s untimely death, his boss, Chief Medical Officer Bernice Dahn, in an exemplary display of self discipline and medical efficiency, quarantined herself at home.  She separated herself from her husband, Counselor Roland Dahn, and her children at their home in Redhill Field, Virginia, Montserrado County. “I only speak with them, but we have absolutely no physical contact whatsoever,” she told the Daily Observer.  Thankfully, Dr. Dahn assured this newspaper that she is in good health.Rev. Brathwaite’s last day in office at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, according to Dr. Dahn, was Monday, September 15, when he fell ill.   She visited him at his Barnersville Estate residence on September 20, where she saw him but did not touch him, anyone or anything in the house.  It was at that point that she decided to quarantine herself, remaining home, isolating herself from her husband, children and anyone else in the house.  The Health Ministry has since, of course, been out of the question.Rev. Brathwaite was later admitted to the Ebola health clinic near the ELWA Hospital.  He was later tested positive as an Ebola victim.  He died there  last Thursday morning.Twice a widower, having lost  two wives to the cruel hand of death, Rev. Brathwaite leaves to mourn his loss eight  children; two aunts; two sisters; a brother; and many other relatives.       Dr. Dahn, having begun her self-quarantining on September 20, has 11 more days to go, and is scheduled to end her quarantine on October 11, 2014.Napoleon Nathaniel Brathwaite III was born in Gbarnga, then Central Province (now Bong County), on Christmas Day, December 25, 1959 to the union of Napoleon Brathwaite II and his consort Esther.  A native of Crozierville,  Montserrado County, Napoleon III was connected to several of the Township’s families—the Heaths, Brathwaites, Portes, Eastmans and Bests.  Not long after he was born, his father, Napoleon II, gave him to Mrs. Lilian Best, matriarch of the Best family of Broad Street, Snapper Hill, to be raised.  It was in Monrovia  that he commenced his elementary education.  Upon his completion of high school from the Monrovia Central High in the 1970s, he matriculated to the Baptist Theological Seminary, where he took the Bachelor’s in Theology and was ordained a Baptist pastor.He served with the Liberia Opportunities Industrial Corporation (LOIC) and the National Bible Society of Liberia before entering the Ministry of Health.Until his death he was pastor of the Peaceful Baptist Church at Battery Factory, Gardnersville, Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more