Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics linked to resistance The research team from Swiss TPH and Harvard Chan School analyzed data from 2007 to 2017 from health facilities and household surveys from eight countries: Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. The study found that, on average, children received 25 antibiotic prescriptions through age 5 — a “remarkable” estimate, the authors wrote, given that two antibiotic prescriptions per year is considered excessive in many high-income settings. Results showed that antibiotics were administered in 81 percent of cases for children with a respiratory illness, in 50 percent for children with diarrhea, and in 28 percent for children with malaria. Heading off the post-antibiotic age Related Big data targets drug resistance Symposium explores the science and business of limiting resistance to drugs Harvard symposium examines bioinformatics’ great potential in ensuring antibiotics’ effectiveness Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children’s ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.“We knew children in LMICs are sick more often, and we knew antibiotic prescription rates are high in many countries. What we did not know was how these elements translate into actual antibiotic exposure — and the results are rather alarming,” said Günther Fink, lead author of the study and head of the Household Economics and Health Systems Research unit at Swiss TPH.The study — the first to look at total antibiotic prescribing in children under the age of 5 in LMICs — was published Friday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.Global health threatAntimicrobial resistance is one of today’s biggest threats to global health and development, according to the World Health Organization. One factor contributing to this global health threat is the excessive use of antibiotics worldwide. Previous studies have shown that antibiotics are overprescribed to children in many countries. In Tanzania, for instance, several studies have shown that over 90 percent of children who visit a health facility receive an antibiotic, although only in about 20 percent of the cases treatment was actually required. “The consequences of antibiotic overprescription not only pose a huge threat to global health, but can also result in a concrete health impact for these children.” — Valérie D’Acremont, Swiss TPH High-intensity, repeated use by a small fraction of U.S. population has less of an effect The researchers found that the number of antibiotic prescriptions in early childhood varied from country to country: While a child in Senegal received approximately one antibiotic prescription per year in the first five years of life, a child in Uganda was prescribed up to 12. In comparison, a prior study showed that children under 5 in Europe receive less than one antibiotic prescription per year on average. “This number is still high given that the vast majority of infections in this age group are of viral origin,” said Valérie D’Acremont, a study co-author and head of the Management of Fevers group at Swiss TPH.“What is unique about this study is that it provides a much more comprehensive picture of pediatric antibiotic exposure in LMICs than what has been reported previously. It combines both household data on where and when children are brought for care with data from direct observations of health care workers caring for sick children,” said Jessica Cohen, the Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study.Impact on children“The consequences of antibiotic overprescription not only pose a huge threat to global health, but can also result in a concrete health impact for these children,” said Valérie D’Acremont. “Excess antibiotic use destroys the natural gut flora which is essential to fighting pathogens.”A Swiss TPH research project is underway to better comprehend the health impact of overusing antibiotics on children. “Understanding the concrete impact on individual children is crucial to achieve a policy change,” said Fink. His research team is currently comparing policies at a country level to identify best practices that lead to lower antibiotic prescription rates.Harvard Chan research associate Hannah Leslie was a co-author of the study.Funding for the study came from the JPB Foundation.
African seeding ahead of draws for 2018 World Cup first and second qualifying rounds on July 25 at Saint Petersburg in Russia:First round(two legs between Oct 5 and 13 2015)Seeded: Niger, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Kenya, Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritania, Burundi, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, SwazilandUnseeded: Tanzania, Gambia, Liberia, Central African Republic, Chad, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Sao Tome e Principe, South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, DjiboutiDisqualified: Zimbabwe (failing to pay a former coach) Note: 13 overall winners advance to second roundSecond round(Two legs between Nov 9 and 17 2015)Seeded: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cape Verde, Egypt, Nigeria, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, South Africa, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, RwandaUnseeded: Togo, Morocco, Sudan, Angola, Mozambique, Benin, Libya and 13 first-round winners Note: 20 second-round winners will be split into five four-team groups in a separate draw with the winners qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia–
My new motto: “Why play Christian McCaffrey when you can just run Derek Henry every week?” Yes I bailed on the auto-lock CMC strategy to board a new gravy train, and that was quite prosperous for last week’s DraftKings cash lineup. In Week 15, Henry’s hamstring injury has us a bit worried, so we’ll center our NFL DFS picks around another automatic RB.After all, Dalvin Cook’s chest seems way less worrisome after his big Week 14, so I’ll take that path to this week’s McCaffrey fade. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerDraftKings Week 15 Picks: NFL DFS cash lineupQB Jared Goff, Rams @ Cowboys ($6,100). Goff in cash is now OK again. He’s notoriously the most pressure-sensitive of all quarterbacks with above-averages stretches in play, but Dallas has no edge rushers in the top 25 and no interior rushers in the top 70 of PFF pass-rush productivity.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPRB Chris Carson, Seahawks @ Panthers ($7,500). Rashaad Penny sprained his knee on Sunday, so Chris Carson reassumes his workhorse share, putting him firmly back in play above $7K. No team allows more DK points to running backs than the Panthers.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Patrick Laird, Dolphins @ Giants ($4,500). Laird ranks sixth among backs in receiving yards and ninth in targets since Week 13, ahd he’s hit double-digit carries each time out. We’ll run Dalvin Cook in the FLEX since he plays later, but Laird nearly hits free-square FLEX status for cash.UPDATED: WR Jarvis Landry, Browns @ Cardinals ($6,700). We’ll swap out our WR3 and pick up cap at WR1 to do so. Landry ranks fifth among receivers in targets over the past three weeks, while the Cardinals allow the most yards per pass at home.INITIAL: WR Chris Godwin, Buccaneers @ Lions ($7,700). Mike Evans’ injury vacates 23 percent of the Bucs’ target share, and Chris Godwin could realistically go from 22 percent closer to 30 percent, which would make for a top-three total in the league. Detroit allows the second-most yards per pass in home games, and I don’t mind dome games in December.MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWR Robert Woods, Rams @ Cowboys ($6,200). Woods leads the league in targets and receiving yards over the past three weeks yet can’t even sniff $7K. Much like when he was even more underpriced two weeks ago, I’m happy to run Woods on the main slate.UPDATED: Darius Slayton, Giants vs. Dolphins ($4,700). Slayton ranks third in target share over the past four games, as noted by 4for4’s TJ Hernandez. Eli indicated this trend will continue after targeting him eight times on Monday night as Slayton hit 35 DK in the rain.INITIAL: WR Isaiah Ford, Dolphins @ Giants ($3,700). Monitor to see if DeVante Parker (concussion) remains out, as Ford joined Allen Hurns ($4,700) as the only Dolphins receivers to see more than 50 snaps on Sunday. Big Blue allows the second-most DK points to receivers.MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builder TE Ian Thomas, Panthers vs. Seahawks ($3,100). Thomas saw 10 targets on Sunday, so with this price DraftKings is throwing care to the wind as to Greg Olsen’s status for Week 14. If Olsen (concussion) is out, I love Thomas at basement cost in a favorable matchup..FLEX Dalvin Cook, Vikings @ Chargers ($8,200). Cooks gets a $600 deduction while he faces a bottom-10 defense in DraftKings points allowed to running backs. Take advantage of another favorable matchup following some health confirmation after Cook saw 20 touches during a rout on Sunday.DST Lions vs. Bucs ($2,300). Jameis Winston leads the league in turnovers, so I’ll keep hitting when it lets me take advantage of that for under $3K. Detroit’s defense could get shredded like the Colts did last week and still come through for fantasy purposes.
Olive Hou, currently visiting South Africa, is the international relations manager for China Entrepreneur magazine. (Image: Ray Maota) China Entrepreneur reporter Susan Qin chats to George Lo of Standard Chartered Bank at a business dinner in Sandton. Michael Duncan of Alexander Forbes speaks to Olive Hou during the business dinner. (Images: Nicky Rehbock) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa-China trade ties to strengthen • China injects R1.7bn into Malawi • Trade fair to boost SADC-China ties • Telkom secures R902m loan • China deal: a new day for AfricaNicky Rehbock and Ray MaotaA group of Chinese business journalists are currently touring Africa to investigate investment opportunities, share lessons from existing Chinese businesses on the continent and strengthen the sense of mutual understanding between African and Asian cultures.Brand South Africa is hosting the group during its final leg of the tour, following visits to Ethiopia, Chad, Algeria, Zambia and Kenya.The China Entrepreneur reporters’ findings will be published in their magazine’s African Focus issue at the end of November 2011.The fortnightly publication boasts a circulation figure of 150 000 and is the Chinese equivalent of Fortune – according to Olive Hou, the magazine’s international relations manager.“South Africa is the last stop on our tour to see what strategies these countries have in place to foster trade with China and if there are investment opportunities for China’s entrepreneurs in those countries,” Hou said.Today China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner, with the total value of trade between the two nations nearing US$16-billion (R125-billion) in 2010.Tshepo Nkosi, Brand South Africa’s communications manager, said: “We have structured the tour so that the group will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the different industries in South Africa and the opportunities that exist within those sectors.“After this tour, the group will have been shown how our trade and investment policy acts as an enabler to foreign investment.”And with South Africa’s recent inclusion in the BRIC economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India and China, the tour comes at an opportune time.“So far we have observed a diversity of Chinese business interests in Africa, including construction projects in Kenya and Algeria, mining along Zambia’s copper belt and telecoms in South Africa – to name a few. Either directly or indirectly these are a boost to local economies,” Hou said.The range of Chinese investments in Kenya was particularly interesting for the team.“There we discovered a plastics-manufacturing firm, and vegetable and poultry concerns run by Chinese. We even discovered a Chinese-owned digital satellite pay-TV group which, in addition to Kenya, operates in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.”Hou says the tour has helped develop a sense of respect for Chinese working culture.“We want there to be a better understanding of China’s position in Africa and this can be brought about by healthy media coverage. Sometimes there is negative publicity because people aren’t seeing the bigger picture.”Hou adds that the tour will help the Chinese journalists put together a balanced report on African trade opportunities.“We want our Africa report to be neutral and to cover all experiences and challenges we’ve found in Africa. We don’t want to create propaganda. The report needs to be constructive and show the experiences of people who are having success working cross-culturally.“There must also be advice on how to overcome challenges such as the language barrier and difficulties with local legal systems. China has vast experience in industrial development, which it can bring to Africa.”Policies beneficial to Chinese investmentThe journalists visited the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in Sandton, Johannesburg, to learn more about local policies which can help boost Chinese investment.The NEF was established in 1998 as a way to promote and facilitate black economic participation in the newly democratic South Africa.Some years later South Africans of Chinese descent were given full benefits in terms of the country’s employment equity and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) policies to correct exclusions during apartheid rule.This means that South African Chinese are now eligible to be empowered under BBBEE, which the NEF supports.This empowerment strategy could be seen as advantageous to China-based investors who have ties with South Africans of Chinese descent.Zwelibanzi Sapula, head of strategic funds at the NEF, said: “Although we do not necessarily go out and look for Chinese investment, we have appointed a financial service provider which shows potential foreign investors all our projects and how they could benefit from being involved.”Sapula added that there are three ways foreign investors can become involved in a project: at a funding level, project level or both.At the funding level, the investor will only make monetary contributions, while at project level the investor will play a more active role in the investment, such as bringing in the technology needed to make the project successful.Sapula cited an NEF-backed project, which involves using Chinese technology to convert discarded tyres into consumable oils. According to the NEF, Chinese involvement at both funding and project levels could have helped speed up implementation as there was a lack of interest from financiers.Entrepreneurial lessons from SasolDuring their time in Johannesburg the journalists also visited fuel manufacturer Sasol’s headquarters in the suburb of Rosebank, where they were shown how innovative business models can boost entrepreneurship.One of the examples is the ChemCity initiative, which aims to make it easier for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to become established in the chemical, energy and related industries.Phase one of the ChemCity Eco-Industrial Park in Sasolburg offers entrepreneurs a space to construct environment-friendly premises with 24-hour security and exemption from paying rates and taxes until 31 December 2018. It also offers competitive rates for the renting or selling of sites.Since July 2004 the ChemCity initiative has helped establish 262 SMMEs and create 3 000 jobs.Hou said: “I see how the South African chemical energy sector is thriving and there are many viable opportunities for Chinese investors in this sector.”
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN OUTCOME 7In 2030, South Africa’s rural communities are able to fully participate in the economic, social and political life of the country. They enjoy good-quality education, health care, transport and other basic services. Successful land reform, job creation and rising agricultural production have created an inclusive rural economy. • Overview• Document downloads• Quality basic education• Health care for all• Safety & freedom from fear• Economy & employment• A skilled workforce• Economic infrastructure• Vibrant rural communities• Sustainable human settlements• Accountable local government• Natural environment• South Africa in the world• Efficient public service• Inclusive social protection• Nation building, social cohesion Rural development – DownloadsFind out more about the National Development Plan.• National Development Plan – full text• National Development Plan – Chapter 6: An integrated and inclusive rural economy• Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014 to 2019 – Outcome 7: Comprehensive rural development and land reform• Infographic: An integrated and inclusive rural economyRural development – The visionThe National Development Plan’s vision is that, in 2030, South Africa’s rural communities have better opportunities to participate fully in the economic, social and political life of the country.Access to high-quality basic services ensures people well nourished, healthy and skilled. Rural economies are supported by agriculture and, where possible, by mining, tourism, agriprocessing and fisheries.Successful land reform, infrastructure development, job creation and poverty alleviation have made rural areas better integrated.Underdevelopment in the former homelands has been overcome by agricultural development, improved land management, infrastructure and targeted support for rural women.By 2030:• An additional 643 000 direct jobs and 326 000 indirect jobs have been created in the agriculture, agriprocessing and related sectors.• A positive trade balance for primary and processed agricultural products has been maintained.Rural development – The challengesSouth Africa’s hinterland is marked by high levels of poverty and joblessness, with limited employment in agriculture. The apartheid system forced much of the African population into barren rural reserves.The result was an advanced and diversified commercial farming sector relying on poorly paid farm labour, and impoverished, densely populated communities with limited economic opportunities and minimal government services.Since 1994, many rural areas and households have remained trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.Apartheid policies inevitably resulted in fragmented and segregated development planning, severing economic, social and cultural links between prosperous urban areas and the rural hinterland.Chronic underdevelopment, unemployment and rural-urban income inequality remains. Land is in the hands of a few, denying the majority the means of production and exacerbating inequality.Land reform has not yet created sufficient numbers of sustainable new black farmers. Land restitution has been slow. Productive and communal land is generally under-utilised, threatening food security – particularly of households.More than this, broad-based black economic empowerment benefits urban people, not the rural poor.Growth in agriculture has been hampered by a lack of progress in increasing production efficiency and accessing new markets, as well as globalisation and policy uncertainty. This has led to job losses. Labour practices in the farming remain a concern: the conditions of workers have not improved enough.Other challenges facing rural areas include:• Under-utilisation and unsustainable use of natural resources, inadequate or lack of access to socioeconomic infrastructure and services, public amenities and government services, as well as low literacy and skills levels.• Rural areas struggle to attract sustainable enterprises and industries, and have poor access to local markets and financial services.• Weak coordination of planning and implementation of rural development.Rural development – Action requiredThe National Development Plan identifies six policy imperatives, which are the focus for medium-term development to 2019:• Improved land administration and spatial planning for integrated development in rural areas• Agrarian transformation through sustainable land reform.• Improved food security.• Development of and technical, financial and infrastructure support for smallholder farmers.• Increased access to quality basic infrastructure and services in rural areas, particularly in education, healthcare and public transport.• Growth of sustainable rural enterprises and industries characterised by strong rural-urban linkages, increased investment in agriprocessing, trade development and access to markets and financial services.Specific action includes:• Rural economies will be activated through improved infrastructure and service delivery, a review of land tenure, service to small and micro farmers, a review of mining industry commitments to social investment, and tourism investments.• Substantially increase investment in irrigation infrastructure in Makhathini Flats and Umzimvubu River Basin.• Create tenure security for communal farmers, especially women, investigate different forms of financing and vesting of private property rights to land reform beneficiaries that does not hamper beneficiaries with a high debt burden.Rural development – Key medium-term goals for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following sub-outcomes to create vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities contributing to food security for all..• Improved land administration and spatial planning for integrated development in rural areas• Sustainable Land Reform contributing to agrarian transformation• Improved food security• Smallholder producers’ development and support (technical, financial, infrastructure) for agrarian transformation• Increased access to quality infrastructure and functional services, particularly in education, healthcare and public transport in rural areas• Growth of sustainable rural enterprises and industries – resulting in rural job creationRural development – Key medium-term targets for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following targets to create vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities contributing to food security for all.GRAPHIC: MARY ALEXANDER Researched, edited and compiled by Mary AlexanderUpdated December 2015
David DeWalt is leaving the storage and information infrastructure powerhouse EMC for McAfee, Inc. DeWalt first joined EMC in 2003 after EMC acquired Documentum while he was serving as president and CEO. During his two years at Documentum prior to the EMC acquisition, DeWalt grew revenues 64% and took the customer base from 1200 to over 3000. Most recently at EMC, DeWalt had served as Executive Vice President and President, Customer Operations and Content Management Software. DeWalt will begin at McAfee as CEO on April 2nd. He will become the security software maker’s fourth CEO in six years.This move marks another step in the assimulation of the Documentum brand into EMC. As the former Documentum team within EMC disbands, so will the clarity of their focus on ECM?
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The one time king of social networks, MySpace, now has the honor of being the site where the less affluent members of the online population stake their claims by way of bedazzled profiles overrun with auto-playing videos and songs. Meanwhile, the upscale, financially solvent users have moved on – and by moved on, we mean to Facebook, of course. At least those are the findings of the latest social networking study done by American consumer behavior analysis firm Nielsen Claritas. By no means is this the first time that the demographics of today’s social networks have been scrutinized and analyzed by researchers, nor is it the first time that they’ve come to this same conclusion. Earlier this summer, for example, Anderson Analytics looked into this same topic, studying trends among social networking users on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They found that Facebook users tend to be better off financially, while MySpace users’ income was the lowest out of the four networks studied.Those claims are now being further backed up by the Nielsen study, which, in addition to noting the financial discrepancies, also discovered that many social networking users tend to be urbanites, especially those engaged in blogging and tweeting. The study examined seven of the most popular social networking and blogging sites including Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Twitter, WordPress, ClassmatesOnline, and LinkedIn. Through the Claritas product, Nielsen segments their online panel of 200,000+ participants into demographically and behaviorally distinct groups which include everything from “Young Digerati” to “Heartlanders.” After doing so, they found a notable difference between the two top social networking sites, Facebook and MySpace.According to the research, the top third of lifestyle segments relative to affluence (aka the “richest” users) are 25% more likely to use Facebook than those in the lower third. The bottom third segments related to affluence (aka the “poorest”) are 37% more likely to use MySpace. Also of note, Facebook users are more likely to use LinkedIn, a site for professional business networking, and again, another factor which points towards the differences in demographics between the two social networks. Besides confirming the income discrepancies between MySpace and Facebook, Nielsen also discovered that those involved in blogging and tweeting tend to live in more urban areas such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. The 12 “Urban” lifestyle groups tracked by the company are more likely to use Blogger, WordPress, and Twitter than the 22 “Town and Rural” segments. However, there was no mention of these groups being more affluent, just more urban. Tags:#Facebook#news#NYT#social networks#Trends#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…
LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES The four-time NBA MVP reacted to a video posted by Twitter user @tony_hartmann, who instead of burning Irving’s jersey—like what other fans had done in the past when players jump ship—left a note thanking the four-time NBA All-star for his years with the Cavaliers.“That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy,” James said in the tweet.Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPContrary to the past few weeks since the news broke that Irving wanted out of Cleveland, James and Irving’s partnership didn’t seem in disarray on the surface in the three years since James returned to his hometown.Together, they steered the Cavaliers to three straight finals appearances–all against the Golden State Warriors—and helped the city of Cleveland put an end to more than five decades of championship drought in major league sports.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Last 3 Filipino boxers standing vow all-out finals stand SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension But after the loss to the Warriors last July in the finals, Irving reportedly wanted to play out of James’ shadow and requested for a trade. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy https://t.co/wKYmYsmdgG— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017It may have seemed from reports that their relationship was in turmoil but Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James said he has “nothing but respect” for former teammate Kyrie Irving, who had just been shipped to the Boston Celtics.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 shutoutJames finally spoke about Irving directly shorty after the star guard got his wish to be traded and was sent to the Cavaliers’ Eastern conference rival Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a 2018 first round pick.ADVERTISEMENT READ: On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace PLAY LIST 01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Girona striker Cristhian Stuani tightlipped on Barcelona interestby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGirona striker Cristhian Stuani is tightlipped on interest from Barcelona.Stuani is currently preparing for Girona’s Copa del Rey second leg against Atletico Madrid and didn’t want to speak about the rumours on Tuesday.”I can’t say anything,” the Uruguayan told a group of reporters who followed him to his car after training.Stuani’s release clause is set at €15m.
FIFA explain why Egypt votes for Liverpool star Salah did not countby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFIFA have intervened to explain why votes from Egypt for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah did not count in the Best Player award.Salah came fourth in the count.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award for a record sixth time on Monday while Salah finished fourth – 20 points behind Messi.The captain and coach of every national soccer federation affiliated to FIFA get to vote on the player of the year, along with one media representative from each country.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said captain Ahmed Elmohamady and then-coach Shawky Gharib both picked Salah as their first choice, but their votes were missing from a list released by FIFA.”The Egyptian FA have received two reminders to submit the properly signed voting forms on 19 August 2019,” a FIFA spokesperson said.”The Egyptian FA has not submitted a response within the (limited) timeframe until Wednesday, 21 August 2019. Therefore, the votes from the Egyptian FA could not be counted.”FIFA did not clarify if the final standings would have been any different if the votes had been valid. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say