Colombian Army Helps Keep French Hospital Running

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2010 A variety of nongovernmental organizations in Haiti are working together with military personnel from a number of countries. A good example is the Aimer Haiti hospital, organized by a French NGO of the same name but administered since the earthquake by the Colombian Army. In the days following the tragedy, the hospital cared for victims with broken bones and wounds. “Now we’re seeing a lot of public-health cases, such as illnesses caused by lack of hygiene and pulmonary illnesses. It all involves environmental management, due to the contamination and the lack of potable water,” explained Sgt. José Ernesto Cubillas, a Colombian Army medic working at Aimer Haiti. After the earthquake, the Colombian military doctors provided care to hundreds of people every day — a substantial increase from the 50 patients seen daily before the disaster. “We’re working with the U.S. government and with the Southern Command,” the sergeant explained. “It’s all very moving. We Colombians are very glad to be able to help the Haitian people,” he concluded.last_img read more

How do Man City compare to Premier League’s best?

first_imgManchester United 2006-07Premier League record after 14 games: W11 D2 L1 F30 A7 Pts 35Having been left for dead by Chelsea in the previous campaign, there were few expectations United would become front-runners, but Alex Ferguson’s side took the title race by the scruff of the neck with 11 wins in their first 14 games. United’s early-season form showcased the nascent partnership between Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose goals would fire the club to three successive Premier League titles and Champions League glory in 2008. United finished the 2006-07 season six points clear of Chelsea, who suffered the indignity of having to offer their rivals a guard of honour when they hosted Ferguson’s men on the season’s penultimate weekend.Manchester City 2011-12Premier League record after 14 games: W12 D2 L0 F48 A13 Pts 38The only team to have outscored Guardiola’s City at this stage of a Premier League season, Roberto Mancini’s side made a blistering start to the campaign, averaging 3.43 goals per game in their first 14 matches. The centrepiece of that run was a seismic 6-1 victory away to defending champions Manchester United in the October, which was their derby foes’ worst home defeat since February 1955. It left City five points clear of United at the top of the table, but a spring surge by United took the title race right to the wire. Mancini’s men ultimately prevailed on goal difference courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s immortal stoppage-time goal against Queens Park Rangers on the final day.Manchester City 2017-18Premier League record after 14 games: W13 D1 L0 F44 A9 Pts 40Guardiola’s City are the first Premier League team to have amassed 40 points in their first 14 games, their sparkling sequence of victories featuring a 6-0 win at Watford, a 7-2 annihilation of Watford and 5-0 thrashings of Liverpool and Crystal Palace. Spearheaded by Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane, they have not dropped points since a 1-1 draw with Everton on August 21. Eight points clear of Manchester United, the title seems to beckon and if they win their next two games — at home to West Ham United and away to Manchester United — they will set a new record for successive victories within the same English top-flight campaign.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City’s dramatic 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday restored their eight-point lead at the Premier League summit and further enhanced their status as overwhelming title favourites.Pep Guardiola’s sparkling team have smashed record after record since the start of the season and are currently on a 19-game winning streak in all competitions.But how do they match up against teams who have made similarly impressive starts to a Premier League campaign?Arsenal 2003-04Premier League record after 14 games: W10 D4 L0 F28 A10 Pts 34One of the most feted teams in the history of English football, Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ became the first side since Preston North End in 1889 to complete a top-flight season unbeaten. After 14 games of the 2003-04 campaign Arsenal were actually second in the table behind Chelsea, who had flown out of the blocks under Claudio Ranieri. But Chelsea wilted during the English winter, winning only three of their next eight games, and Arsenal, inspired by Thierry Henry, stormed past to glory.Chelsea 2005-06Premier League record after 14 games: W12 D1 L1 F33 A7 Pts 37Chelsea took England by storm in Jose Mourinho’s first season as manager in 2004-05, finishing 12 points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table, and they picked up where they had left off the following campaign. Mourinho’s men won their first nine games and although Manchester United beat them 1-0 in early November, Chelsea were 10 points above them — having played a game more — after 14 matches. Chelsea responded to the defeat against United with a salvo of 10 successive wins and finished eight points clear at the top despite losing their last two matches.last_img read more

Heat break out in game 3 for 2-1 lead

first_imgby Cliff BruntINDIANAPOLIS (AP)—The Indiana Pacers didn’t see this version of Udonis Haslem coming. There was no reason to.Haslem, a veteran forward who had scored in single digits in six of his previous seven playoff games, finished with 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting to help the Miami Heat beat the Pacers 114-96 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night.The Heat took a 2-1 lead in the series and regained homecourt advantage with Game 4 set for Tuesday night in Indianapolis.Haslem went a quiet 1-for-7 from the floor in the first two games of the series, but he looked for his shot early and often in Game 3. His mid-range jumpers constantly left 7-foot-2 center Roy Hibbert out of position. Hibbert had been playing slightly loose defense on Haslem and Chris Bosh to help protect the rim and the lane against LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.Hibbert said Haslem’s effectiveness forced him to change his approach.“I think he was really the guy that pushed them, the catalyst for them,” he said. “Just him hitting those shots really made us have to think on defense. Who do we guard? Do we guard the paint, or do we have to go out to the shooters out in the corner.”Pacers coach Frank Vogel was heavily criticized for taking Hibbert out of Game 1 before James’ game-winning layup. Vogel said he made the move because he was worried Bosh would get open for an easy jumper. The Heat spent 48 minutes showing Pacers fans why Vogel’s Game 1 decision might not have been such a bad idea. BIG THREE—Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James gather after victory.  (Photo by AP)last_img read more

Andree Makes CBA History

first_imgBy Rich ChrampanisLINCROFT – As he stood at midcourt soaking in the applause of the home crowd following his record setting shot, it would have been perfectly acceptable for Pat Andree to take a moment and realize what he accomplished. After all, with names like John Crotty, Bob Roma and his head coach, Geoff Billet, on the list of all-time CBA greats, the fact that Andree stood above them all as the Colts all-time leading scorer afforded him the chance to think about what he has accomplished.Instead, Andree and his coach stared straight into the cameras not even flashing a grin. At the time of his record setting shot, the outcome of the game was still in doubt against the Howell Rebels. It’s this mindset and attitude that is the exact reason that Pat Andree will forever be a part of CBA’s rich basketball history.Andree needed 23 points to surpass the legendary Bob Roma as the Colts top scorer in history heading into the Howell game. With 15 points at the half, Andree opened the third quarter with three straight three pointers to get him to 1,672 career points. His record setting triple put the Colts ahead 44-42 and once the moment happened, the entire CBA team seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief and went on to a comfortable 69-52 win over the Rebels.Following the game, Andree did take the time to smile and appreciate what he accomplished, but on a day where all the media wanted him to talk about was himself, he still made it about the team.“This is actually a team achievement for me because all the guys I’ve played with over the last three years helped me get here. This was not just me,” Andree said. The forward then went on to illustrate his point by describing the three point shot that gave him the record. “The way I got it was a wide open look from a great rebound from my teammate. I’m just capitalizing on the hard work of my teammates who got me the ball.”Towering over the majority of his competition at 6-foot-8, Andree can dominate in the paint with polished moves in the post and the basketball IQ to get great looks. But what makes him one of the all-time greats in CBA history is his total game. His ability to shoot three pointers is astonishing; you don’t expect to see a big man have the kind of range that is reserved for shooting guards. Just as impressive is his ability to distribute the basketball with the kind of no-look passes that you would normally see from an elite point guard.“He’s the whole package – student, person, family. He’s the type of kid we want representing our school and our basketball program,” coach Geoff Billet said. “The points are great and I’m very happy that he got the record and is well deserving, but he’s become such a well rounded player and he’s worked so hard to do that. It’s been fun watching him develop over the past four years.”The “Colt Crazies” show their appreciation to Pat Andree after he surpassed Bob Roma as the top scorer in CBA history.The development will continue in the Patriot League when Pat begins his college basketball career playing for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. He chose to head to Pennsylvania over five other Division I offers including George Washington University in the higher profile Atlantic 10.“I can tell it’s just a great team, they all love each other, a bunch of brothers just like CBA,” Andree said. “Just to get up there, I’m very excited, but first I want to win a Shore Conference championship and win a state title.”The climb to the top of CBA immortality is an arduous one, which makes the fact that Andree’s wide open three to set the record is a little bit ironic. The good news for Colts basketball supporters is that Pat Andree isn’t done climbing. Perhaps the greatest part of his legacy is the fact that this humble and quiet superstar isn’t a “me” guy. The talk of records and accomplishments will most likely happen at CBA reunions and just like on the day he set the mark, it will be other people asking him the questions. In the halls of the Lincroft campus, the name Pat Andree will be talked about right alongside the all time greats from over six decades of championship.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES -30- MIKE SMITH, MOR SPIRIT, FOURTH: “He got knocked around a little bit leaving the chute, then after that it was hard to catch them. He kept coming, but they didn’t stop. He’ll get a lot out of that.” ROBERT FALCONE JR., MIND YOUR BISCUITS, WINNER: “This is great for him. He bounced out of the Breeders’ Cup great, and he gets over the track so well. He just proved today, again, that he’s a great horse. He’s a real nice horse. It feels great.” JOEL ROSARIO, MIND YOUR BISCUITS, WINNER: “It’s worth the trip. Not a bad afternoon. It is always fun coming out here. I was a little concerned in the stretch. We were closer than we have ever been before. They were smoking up front. We got a little late kick and he took off.” NOTES: Today’s on-track crowd was 46,514. The winning owners are J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, LLC, or Summers, et al. TRAINER QUOTES EDGARD ZAYAS, SHARP AZTECA, SECOND: “I think there was quite a bit of speed in that race. I let the horse go for a bit on the lead but I didn’t just want to give it to him so I had to put the pressure on a bit but that horse finished really strong. He’s a really nice horse and my horse ran his eyeballs out. I felt that he tried his hardest.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, TEN BLESSINGS, THIRD: “We got a good trip and we were in a good position at the 3/8ths pole. We kept running, but they were really running up front. They did 1:20 and we would have had to run 1:19 to beat them.”last_img read more

Donegal chef wins World’s Best Cookery Book

first_imgDonegal chef Brian McDermott has won best cookery book in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Macao, China. Brian Donegal Table was recognised as the world’s best cookery book written by a restaurant chef.One of nine shortlisted in the global category, Brian beat titles from Argentina, Spain, South Africa and Singapore to scoop the award. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – which took place as part of the Macao International Book Fair – recognise global excellence in food writing.Brian, who runs the Foyle Hotel in Culdaff, regularly appears on RTE and TV3.He has made a name for himself across Ireland through his championing of local produce and his love of traditional recipes and is a firm favourite on the Irish festival circuit.“It’s an absolute honour to see ‘Donegal Table’ recognised on the global stage,” said Brian. “As a chef, all my inspiration comes from Donegal, from its traditions, its produce, and its people, and this award is above all a testament to them.“I’ve spent my career trying to showcase the fantastic food we have in my home county, and I’m delighted – and very grateful – that the judges have recognised that we have something special here that deserves worldwide recognition.”Last year there were entries from more than 200 countries, and more than 100 prizes were awarded which recognised the best writers, publishers and tourism promoters and providers in the food industry worldwide.Ivan O’Brien, managing director of The O’Brien Press, said the award was a well-deserved victory for Brian.“From the first time I met Chef Brian McDermott at the Frankfurt Book fair it was clear what a passionate and inspiring cook he is,” he said. “Deeply rooted in his family and all things Donegal, these combined to provide the inspiration for Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table. His dedication to sustainability and respect for local, natural produce is clear.“We are very proud to have worked with him to bring these recipes to thousands of home cooks of all ages. Congratulations Brian: you really deserve this.’’Brian McDermott is an award-winning chef and owner of the Foyle Hotel and Bistro by Brian McDermott in Moville, Co Donegal.Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table took its inspiration from Brian’s childhood memories of sitting at the kitchen table in the family home in Burt, Co Donegal, and sharing his mother’s cooking. Brian believes that tasty, healthy food based around local produce is something every family can enjoy, and Donegal Table showcases the best of his home county’s warmth and traditions through a collection of achievable, affordable and accessible recipes.Donegal chef wins World’s Best Cookery Book was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Brian McDermottchefFoyle HotelwinnerWorld Cook Booklast_img read more

Big Ben fuels La Salle win

first_imgDiaz, Cray cop silver medals Playing his first game of the season after suiting up for Cameroon in Fiba Afrobasket, the reigning Most Valuable Player fired a season-high 32 points, including a couple of triples, as the Green Archers relied on a fiery start to seize control, before holding off the Falcons’ surge in the second half.While La Salle overcame a team it beat in the Final Four last season, La Salle coach Aldin Ayo can only hope that his team puts together better games ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was a bad win,” said Ayo, whose team averaged 105 points in the first two outings. “I did not make a lot of adjustments when Ben left, but we gained a lot as a team when he wasn’t here, and Ben also gained a lot individually while he was away. It will be a matter of putting these together, but what’s important is Ben is here and we’re ready to move forward.”Earlier, National U held off a gritty University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, to gain a share of third spot with University of the Philippines. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Returning with new weapons on his offensive arsenal, Ben Mbala propelled La Salle past Adamson, 85-73, for its third straight victory Wednesday night in UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Dave Yu nailed a triple from the corner and Jordan Bartlett converted a fast-break lay-up as the Bulldogs pulled away late and kept the Tigers winless in three games.“Coming into the game, I really felt it was gonna be hard-fought because we knew they (UST) will come out slugging,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin, whose team improved to 2-1.Senegalese center Issa Gaye had 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while J-Jay Alejandro finished with an all-around game of 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Buoyed by Mbala’s early explosion, the Archers led 36-12 at the end of the first period on their way to tying fierce rival Ateneo on top.“We started strong but down the stretch we committed lots of mistakes,” said Ayo.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Irfan Pathan replaces injured Vinay Kumar for Sri Lanka tour

first_imgAll-rounder Irfan Pathan has replaced injured fast bowler R.Vinay Kumar in India’s squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.”R. Vinay Kumar suffered a right hamstring injury while training on Thursday. He will hence not be available for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka,” confirmed a release from Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India Friday.”The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Pathan as Vinay Kumar’s replacement in the Indian squad.”The BCCI statement added that “Vinay Kumar is expected to regain match-fitness in three weeks”.Pathan was overlooked for the five One-Day Internationals and a T20 International in Sri Lanka when the team was picked last week.India play their first ODI in Hambantota July 22.last_img read more