Senderos joins Villa
Senderos, who has won 52 caps, made more than 100 appearances for Arsenal and joined Fulham in 2010 following loan spells with AC Milan and Everton. He moved to Valencia on loan from Fulham in January this year. “I am really delighted to be joining Aston Villa, a great club with such a big history, and for me this is a great step in my career,” Senderos told Villa’s official website. “There will be a lot of competition for places with Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker and Jores Okore also very capable Premier League defenders, so it will be up to me to fight for and to earn my place in the team. “This is a team and a club which wants to do better, I know this, and hopefully we can all develop together and create something special. “My goal is to help the team keep as many clean sheets as we can and to help drive Villa where we deserve to be and want to be. “I have come to an age where I’ve learnt a lot under some great managers such as Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and Ottmar Hitzfeld with the Swiss national team, and I’ve built up a lot of experience. “I can develop further and continue to get better and this will be my goal – to continue to grow as a player, to help the team to grow and to contribute everything I can through the season.” Lambert, meanwhile, highlighted Senderos’ mental strength and experience with top clubs as being key ingredients behind Villa’s move for him. “He’s played for some top sides and was a big influence in Arsenal’s run to the Champions League final in 2006, so we’re bringing in a really experienced player who’s been there and done it, and that will be important for the team,” Lambert said. “I went to Switzerland not long ago to watch the national team train, and I could see he has a good, strong mentality for the game. “Ottmar knows players, and for him to say that Philippe has never disappointed him on the pitch, that’s no small commendation. “This will be Philippe’s third World Cup finals, and there aren’t too many players who compete at that level over that stretch of time. He will be a great addition to the group.” Aston Villa have announced the signing of former Arsenal and Fulham defender Philippe Senderos. Senderos, 29, has agreed a two-year deal that will take effect from July 1. He becomes Villa manager Paul Lambert’s first signing of the summer, with the move announced prior to Senderos’ departure to the World Cup with Switzerland on Friday. Press Association
Third round of Hand-in-Hand U-19 3-Day Inter-county begins today
… Demerara vs Berbice to determine championsTHE third round of the Hand-in-Hand-sponsored U-19 3-day Inter-county tournament bowls off today with Demerara facing Berbice while Essequibo take on the Select U-17 side.The clash between Demerara and Berbice will decide the 2019 champions as Berbice currently lead the table with 17 points while Demerara are close behind on 16.3.That matchup will be played at the Lusignan Centre ground, East Coast Demerara.Berbice are the defending champions and will be led by the likes of opening batsman Alex Algoo, Junior Sinclair and Kevlon Anderson while Demerara’s talismanic skipper Ashmeade Nedd will look for support from Joel Spooner, Sachin Singh and Qumar Torrington.Meanwhile the Select U-17s who have represented themselves with distinction are on 10.4 points and will look to continue their good showing against Essequibo (0.2 points) at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
Dillon, Lewis throw hat into political arena
MERVYN Dillon, a fast bowler for West Indies from 1997-2005, is a nominee for the Toco/Sangre Grande seat for the PNM in the next general election, expected to be held this year.Dillon’s contract as head coach of the TT Red Force team came to an end on April 30. Dillon was born in Toco and has a street named after him in the area.Dillon, 45, declined comment when asked about his political aspirations on Saturday and said Newsday should call him this week.Lewis, who has been president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) since 2013, is a nominee for Port of Spain South. Lewis, the president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), was secretary of the TTOC from 2005-2013.Lewis grew up close to the area he is hoping to contest, having spent his childhood in Belmont.He also chose not to comment on Saturday.(Reprinted from Trinidad Newsday)
SU edges Georgia Tech in overtime, will face Virginia on Saturday
When Elashier Hall’s 3-point attempt clanged off the rim as time expired, Syracuse’s grueling two-day stretch got a bit more difficult. The Orange and Georgia Tech headed to overtime tied at 63 in the opener of the San Juan Shootout.SU (5-0) and the Yellow Jackets (2-2) battled back and forth in the extra frame, but Hall knocked down three of four free throw attempts in the final 21 seconds to clinch Syracuse’s 75-72 victory in Puerto Rico and propel the Orange into the second half of two games in a 26-and-a-half hour stretch on a positive note.SU faces Virginia (3-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.Hall was in command all day for Syracuse, logging nearly 34 minutes and leading the team with 15 points. The guard also grabbed 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and fifth of her career.Still, GT, which trailed by as much as 10 in the second half, was able to battle back and take a lead on a Brittany Jackson bucket with four minutes remaining.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom there, it was a back-and-forth affair. Neither team led by more than a point over the next nearly two-and-a-half minutes until Carmen Tyson-Thomas hit a jumper with 33 seconds remaining. Just 14 seconds later, though, Dawnn Maye answered to force overtime.Maye was dominant in overtime, as she was all day. The guard led all scorers with 26. During a stretch spanning the end of regulation and the beginning of overtime, she scored 10 straight points for Georgia Tech.The 10th point gave the Yellow Jackets a one-point lead with less than four minutes remaining in overtime, but Kayla Alexander and Tyson-Thomas each scored to give the Orange a lead it would not relinquish.After beating its second consecutive opponent receiving votes in the most recent AP Poll, things don’t get any easier for SU. Syracuse has a less-than-24-hour turnaround before facing the Cavaliers – another team that received votes – Saturday in the Orange’s San Juan Shootout finale. Comments Published on November 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+
Brissett’s shot, close calls and Battle’s improvement: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s win over Morehead State
Syracuse (2-0) pulled away from Morehead State (1-2) to win in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night, 84-70. The Orange took a big lead early, let the Eagles back in it, but then found a groove to open the season with a second-straight home win.Here are three takeaways from the Orange’s win.Old-fashioned 3Oshae Brissett worked to fine-tune his 3-point shot last season and into this one. And he showed it on Saturday, opening his scoring with a knockdown from the top of the key. But it was the old-school 3-point play that contributed his next 9 points.On the first, he set up on the left wing and drove past his man right. With a hop step into the lane, he took contact to his chest. Brissett scooped with his right hand up to finish. Then, he set up on the right block before pivoting into the lane and scoring over a smaller defender through a foul. On the third, he drop-stepped on a pass to the right block and finished off glass through contact. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrissett slowed down in the second half, allowing Elijah Hughes to take over. After having nine points at the half, the East Carolina-transfer finished with 21 points. That included a three-point play of his own as he got to the rim with his right hand and took contact, and another when he went behind the back to get to the hoop.Then, Tyus Battle heated his own game up with two three-point plays where he started on the left and got to his right hand at the front of the rim. Battle finished with 23.Keeping it closeAt one point in the first half, Syracuse led 25-11. Then, Morehead State went on a 16-3 run. The Eagles caused trouble for the Orange on the perimeter, as A.J. Hicks forced Jalen Carey into multiple turnovers. Overall, SU turned it over 11 times in the first half. The Orange also battled through foul trouble for both of their centers. Paschal Chukwu picked up three fouls in the first half, all on the offensive end. Bourama Sidibe also committed three fouls, forcing Syracuse to use Marek Dolezaj at center for stretches. Jordan Walker came out firing in the second half for Morehead State, hitting two 3s and finishing strong at the rim on the right side in the half’s first four minutes. When Syracuse went to the under-16 timeout, the Orange lead was still six, just as it had been at halftime. It was a Buddy Boeheim 3 that started the Orange on its 12-0 run in the middle of the second half to put the Orange in a more comfortable spot, putting Syracuse up 55-40.Battle finds his touchTyus Battle went 3-for-10 in the Syracuse season-opener Tuesday, and after the game, he stayed out on the Carrier Dome floor and shot after everybody had left. He averaged more than 19 points a game last season.But on Saturday, he stayed cold. He started 0-for-6 before making two jumpers in quick succession before the half. As the second half wore on, he simply couldn’t find a rhythm. The Orange stuck with him for long stretches at point guard, even with Carey and Howard Washington, natural point guards, active.Battle, though, had the and-1 that allowed Syracuse to begin to pull away. He drove left and got to the front of the rim with his right hand. He placed the ball in the basket through the contact and made the free throw. That put Syracuse up nine. After that, Hughes made two free throws. Chukwu made two free throws. Hughes made another two free throws.The Orange lead never fell below eight points again. After starting 0-for-6, Battle made five of his next eight shots as part of SU pulling away. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3
Woman who said she was too ‘pretty’ for jail gets no time behind bars
A woman who said she was too pretty to go to jail will serve no time behind bars!Lauren Cutshaw went viral last year when she said she was too pretty to go to jail after she was arrested for DUI.The judge, in her case, seems to agree as Cutshaw, 34, is being given a sweet deal, including no jail time.She will also get to keep her driver’s license.Cutshaw, a real estate agent from South Carolina, was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign at more than twice the speed limit in August of 2018.Cutshaw recently plead guilty to misdemeanor DUI.She was fined $187 and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service and take alcohol safety classes.
Galanza admits communication breakdown in loss to UP
GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Although the two teams exchanged kills in the final seven points between them, the Lady Falcons had one crucial error that put them in an early 9-6 hole.Adamson setter Fhen Emnas was supposed to get the ball to one of her hitters but her pass went far too long and ended up on the other side of the floor and beyond the sideline.Galanza, who had 19 points in the loss, admitted that there have been days when team didn’t even have the full attendance in practice due to the players’ academic commitments.The skipper said it’s finals season in Adamson and the players have now turned more of their focus on their studies.“There are day when we aren’t complete because it’s the finals right now in Adamson, even I can’t make it to practice,” said Galanza who is on her final year with the school. “So what happened earlier we just looked at each other instead of properly communicating.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Lady Falcons’ roller coaster campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament got into another nosedive when they lost to University of the Philippines, 25-18, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14, at the start of the second round.Adamson is now in a tight spot with a 3-5 record, two games behind Ateneo and Far Eastern University that both have 5-3 records and are sitting at the third and fourth spots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaptain Jema Falanza said her team had the desire to win but that intangible got trumped when the Lady Falcons failed to communicate with one another in the fifth set.“Both of the teams were putting up a fight but it just that we just folded in the fifth set,” said Galanza in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The communication wasn’t there especially in the fifth set.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:16Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo win, first round loss to NU fuel La Salle’s vengeance Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Adamson is now closer to make-or-break territory than a Final Four lock.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
32% of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases
Guyana’s population is currently being faced with an outrageous amount of cases in cardiac diseases; this being listed as one of the leading causes of deaths among its citizens.This was revealed by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence during a presentation on Thursday on the importance of cardiac health.The Minister noted that despite the fact that Guyana is a small country, there are a substantial number of cases and deaths being recorded as a result of cardiac diseases.“For us in the health sector, cardiac disease is one of the challenges and today theSome of the creators of the video with public health officials and Ministers Volda Lawrence and Cathy Highesstatistics are very alarming for such a small populated country. We have noted that cardiovascular deaths account for some 32 per cent nationally and an estimated 22 per cent is living with cardiovascular diseases,” the Minster stated.She highlighted that this arises from the fact that Guyanese tend to pay very little attention to their symptoms and other health related issues.“The general tendency of Guyana is not to pay much attention to [the] health aspect unless someone close to us is affected. On the other hand also, we take too much for granted.”However, the Health Minister noted that regular checks must be made which will result in the prevention of these alarming cases of heart attacks.“We’re learning to appreciate that the outside does not mean that the inside is the same. We have to ensure that we do what is necessary to by checking with our community health centres to ensure that we are on the right track,” Lawrence related.To address this issue, the Public Health Ministry has collaborated with the Canadian High Commission and the Guyana Programme for Advance Cardiac Care (GPACC) to educate the population through public service announcements.Seven short videos were produced by representatives of GPACC which targets a different aspect of addressing cardiac arrest.“The release of these videos will greatly assist us in supporting this campaign of heightening awareness at all levels in every region so that measures can be put in place to help decrease the mobility and mortality of coronary heart diseases in Guyana,” the Minister told the gathering.Meanwhile, counselor attached to the Canadian High Commission, Jan Sheltinga explained that the most effective way of tackling this problem is through education since many are unaware of the magnitudes which surround cardiac arrests and other cardiac diseases.Currently, health and well-being is third on the list of developing sustainable development goals.“We will only achieve the sustainable development goal if we continue to achieve the progress in providing access to safe, reliable and high-quality services and information so that persons can be better cared for and that will allow them to care for themselves,” Sheltinga explained.With these implementations, the Ministry and its collaborators are hoping that Guyanese will make greater strides to seek medical attention when the need arises. This will assist in the decrease of the high rates of cardiovascular deaths.
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Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape ‘abominable’
The case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese superstar, arguably the world’s best footballer, with Las Vegas police this week saying they would reopen their file on the matter.“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,” he tweeted in Portuguese and English.“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” said the 33-year-old Juventus forward.“My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations,” he added on his Twitter feed @Cristiano, which has nearly 75 million followers.Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo, in a 32-page lawsuit filed last month with a district court in Nevada, of raping her on June 13, 2009.Las Vegas police this week said they were reopening a case filed on that date but did not identify the victim or the alleged perpetrator by name.Complicating matters, Jacinto Rivera, a spokesman for the department, told AFP Mayorga did not identify Ronaldo by name at the time of her complaint and was “uncooperative.”Mayorga’s lawsuit, however, said she had named the footballer to police “within weeks of the initial report.”– ‘She said no’ –Kathryn Mayorga alleges she met Cristiano Ronaldo in June 2009 at the now-closed Rain Nightclub, located in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas © AFP / Mark RALSTONLarissa Drohobyczer, one of Mayorga’s lawyers, told reporters that whistle-blowing website Football Leaks had provided documents that showed correspondence between Ronaldo and his team of fixers around the time of the incident, which they are considering making public.According to the alleged leak, Ronaldo told his fixers: “She said ‘no’ and ‘stop’ several times,” in his written correspondence to them.Mayorga alleges she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.The complaint was first reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Lawyers for Ronaldo have reportedly threatened to sue the magazine over the story.In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo, who was then 24 years old, on the evening of June 12, 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to “enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip.”– #MeToo movement –Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Stovall, addressed reporters in Las Vegas about his client’s rape accusation against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP / Mark RALSTONShe was invited to join guests in a hot tub but declined because she did not have a bathing suit, the complaint said.The woman who accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her is seeking the voiding of a nondisclosure agreement she signed with the Portuguese superstar © AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTORonaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes, it said.After she refused his demand to perform oral sex and said she wanted to leave, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,” according to the suit.“When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,” it said.The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to police the same day and was examined at a local hospital.It said the assault left her with “severe emotional and bodily injuries including but not limited to anal contusions, post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.”Under pressure from Ronaldo’s “fixers,” Mayorga settled the case “in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault,” the lawsuit said.It claimed the agreement should be voided because she was “incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault.”Leslie Stovall, another lawyer for Mayorga, told reporters his client had suffered years of trauma as a result of the alleged attack, but had found the strength to speak out thanks to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault at the hands of powerful men.“The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage, and has enabled her to come forward,” he said.Ronaldo is a five-time winner of FIFA’s men’s player of the year award.The Portuguese striker, a married father of four, left Real Madrid this year to join Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a new denial of accusations by a former model that he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOLAS VEGAS, United States, Oct 3 – Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday denied accusations by a former American model that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and said his conscience is clear.Ronaldo’s denial came as lawyers for his accuser said they had obtained damning correspondence between the footballer and his legal team.