Conmebol highlights its financial strength to face the impact of COVID-19

first_imgHe President of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, highlighted this Thursday the financial strength of the organism to make against the impact of COVID-19, during the 72nd Ordinary Congress held for the first time by videoconference as a preventive measure against the pandemic.“This crisis today finds us in a solid position, In 2019, Conmebol continued to advance and achieved great achievements, being the confederation of highest growth in the world “, Domínguez said from the agency’s headquarters, in the Paraguayan city of Luque, and in connection with the authorities of the ten member federations.In this sense, Domínguez recalled the decision to make 65 million dollars available to the clubs that dispute the Libertadores and Sudamericana cups, temporarily suspended by the coronavirus, as an advance payment of up to 60 percent of their participation rights.“We are experiencing an unprecedented situation, a global pandemic that threatens not only our health but also our economies, the way of relating and even the way of living the passion that unites us, soccer, “added Domínguez.The top leader of South American football, who has been in office for four years, emphasized that the situation derived from the pandemic “is critical” and recommended “not to underestimate it” and that it is a “battle in which we must play at home, stay home to stop the virus. ““As a leader we must take care of football, be aware of its importance, of the source of work that generates not only footballers but everything around them, “he stressed. In his report to Congress, which reviews his management during the year until December 31, 2019, Domínguez recalled that 28 championships have been organized in each period in all modalities we had and that the Copa América of Brazil had the highest collection in the history of this tournament“Our club competitions reached record numbers, we distribute more than 210 million dollars in our club tournaments of which 162 million were for the liberators and 52 million for the South American Cup, “he detailed.At the proposal of Domínguez, the national associations unanimously approved the constitution of statutory reserves for the first time for an amount of 27 million dollars.Regarding the investment plan, the assembly approved an amount of $ 1.8 million at a training and technology center at its headquarters in Luque (Greater Asunción).Each of the leaders participated by videoconference and prior to the start, representatives of the associations from Europe and Africa were invited.As a preamble to Congress, the President of FIFA took part, the Italian-Swiss Gianni Infantino, who also referred to the solidity of this entity in the face of the situation in football.However, Infantino insisted that “Health comes first and will remain so until this disease is defeated.”In addition to the break in the Libertadores and Sudamericana cups, Conmebol postponed to 2021 the next edition of the Copa América, which was scheduled for June and July in Argentina and Colombia.For its part, FIFA postponed, at the request of Conmebol, the start of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.last_img read more

Rockets extend streak to 9 games with win over Hornets

first_imgMOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Harden, who leads the NBA with 36.2 points a game, was asked if it’s a relief to not have to carry the offense every night now that stars such as Clint Capela and Chris Paul have returned from extended absences.“Yeah,” he said. “I just take what the defense gives me. Making shots or missing shots, I’ll take the same shots every single game … and I got off the ball and multiple guys got open shots. I don’t really try to press anything. I just try to take what they give me and be effective.”The Rockets won despite a big performance by Kemba Walker, who finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Hornets lost their second in a row.“For him to come in here and compete at this stage without a lot of his guys out there on the floor says a lot about his character and who he is as a person and as a leader,” Charlotte coach James Borrego said.Houston led by as many as 28 in the third quarter but a big run by the Hornets cut the lead to 13 to start the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Cavaliers stun Raptors in Kawhi Leonard’s return; 2 ejected for fight Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.“It was a total team effort,” Harden said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Rockets, whose 11-14 start had them in the basement of the conference standings, now sit in third place, just 3 ½ games behind the Warriors, who they meet next.A night after Gordon ended a streak of 43 straight games where Harden led the team in scoring, the Beard was Houston’s top scorer again. But Gordon had another strong outing, making five 3-pointers for the third straight game and the fourth in five games. Coach Mike D’Antoni was a bit disappointed that his team let Charlotte get back in it after building such a huge lead.“Maybe it’s a new reality and maybe players need to get used to that — that you can’t take your foot off the pedal,” D’Antoni said.A three-point play by Walker cut the lead to 10 with about 3 1/2 minutes left. But a 7-2 spurt by Houston, highlighted by a dunk from Kenneth Faried, made it 116-101 with about 90 seconds left and Houston’s starters went to the bench.Walker was encouraged that the Hornets kept fighting despite the early hole.“I’m not a big fan of moral victories, but hopefully we can build off this, especially as far as our energy and our passion,” he said.Houston got 19 points and 15 rebounds from Capela. Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Harden had 10 assists and six rebounds.A night after squeaking past the Mavericks 94-93, the Rockets led this one for all but the first few minutes. The Hornets scored the first five points with a hook shot from Willy Hernangomez and a 3 from Jeremy Lamb before the Rockets scored the next eight points to take a lead they would not relinquish.Houston led by 19 after one and was up 71-44 at halftime.TIP-INSHornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed his second straight game with a strained left knee. … Lamb received a technical foul in the first quarter. … Frank Kaminsky had 15 points off the bench. 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Phillip)HOUSTON — James Harden was forced to carry an almost-impossible load on offense for big stretches of this season while many of the Houston Rockets were out with injuries.Now that the Rockets are at full strength, Harden is enjoying seeing his teammates shine on offense and help Houston make a late push for the top spot in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rockets: Faried had 16 points and nine rebounds in his return after sitting out five games with a hip injury. He has scored at least 10 points in 16 of his 17 games with Houston. … It was Houston’s 11th game this season with at least 70 points in the first half.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTThe Rockets have held their opponents to 97.8 points in the last five games after allowing each of their previous six opponents to score 110 points or more. Charlotte shot just 42.7 percent on Monday for Houston’s fourth straight game where it held a team to less than 45 percent shooting.UP NEXTHornets: Play the third of four straight road games when they visit Washington on Friday night.Rockets: Host Golden State on Wednesday night with a chance to sweep the season series for the first time since 2009-10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Linden mother died from rare blood disorder, complications

first_img…PM rescheduled after family failed to turn up – Linden Hospital CEOBy Utamu BellLinden Hospital Complex (LHC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat has noted that 41-year-old Jennifer Gill, who died on Monday following a normal delivery at the medical institution, suffered a blood disorder, referred to as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), which caused rapid blood loss and thinning eventually leading to shock and kidney failure.The CEO made the revelation, which he stated was his belief, during a media briefDead: Jennifer Gillthat was also attended by the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Romesa McDonald and Public Relations Officer Toshanna Alicock on Wednesday.Alicock said the institution was saddened by the incident and expressed sympathy to Gill’s family, noting that the Hospital would have completed its investigation and an official report was already prepared and sent to the relevant authorities, including the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the Director of Regional Health Services.She said a Pathologist from Georgetown travelled to Linden on Wednesday to conduct a post- mortem examination on the body of the now deceased woman; however, her family did not show up despite being informed. This led to the procedure being postponed.Alicock said according to facts from the report, on first assessment by a doctor, Gill was in active labour when she arrived at the Hospital, being dilated at six centimetres (cm) and did not require a C-section.“On assessment by the consultant, the patient had no criteria for a C- section…,” she noted. Alicock explained that Gill delivered a healthy baby boy and received the necessary drugs and blood that were needed.“After the patient gave birth, the patient was observed to be haemorrhaging and the patient was then prepped and taken to the theatre to have a hysterectomy.”LHC CEO, Dr Farouk Riyasat (left); PRO Toshanna Alicock (centre) and Dr McDonald during the press briefing WednesdayShe added that Gill went into hypovolemic shock (also referred to as haemorrhagic shock) and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where treatment was continued.However, she went into cardio-respiratory arrest, and despite resuscitation, she died at 20:30h on Monday. Alicock maintains that Gill was treated by a team of expert doctors and that immediate family members were kept up to date on her condition by Dr McDonald and other members of the team throughout the process.The CEO noted that the Hospital provided for doctors to be on call 24/7, refuting allegations that there was no doctor available. He said only the anaesthetic consultant was later called in, but an obstetrician had been present with the patient at all times. An obstetrician was the one to decide if Gill needed a C-section, but he said Gill was found to be in the position to facilitate a normal delivery.Dr Riyasat reiterated that doctors were on site while consultants were always on call and theatre staff were always available. He added that a doctor was on site when Gill arrived and had observed that she was in labour.He said the consultant who was called in arrived and did another assessment and Gill was fully dilated by then. Following the normal delivery, Dr Riyasat said, Gill was doing well until about half an hour later when nurses noticed she was bleeding heavily.He said she was seen by a specialist who did routine procedures and the bleeding stopped but recommenced. Dr Riyasat explained that Gill’s uterus was not contracting despite treatment and doctors made a decision to remove it via hysterectomy. At this time, he said, she was stable and conscious. After the anaesthetic doctor arrived, Gill was taken to the operating theatre.“Because of the blood disorder that this girl was suffering from, during the surgery, she went into a shock…because the clotting factors were not present within her bloodstream, it wasn’t clotting the blood as fast as she was bleeding … therefore, she end up with DIC, a coagulation disorder – Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation … so … the blood gets thinner…” This, he said, leads to kidney shutdown, but he said Gill was treated for the blood-clotting issue.Dr Riyasat added that following the hysterectomy, Gill was not passing any urine and died as a result of kidney failure due to rapid blood loss.According to the CEO, a C-section would have also been life-threatening with the blood disorder, which was only detected after the hysterectomy. He said staff also learnt that a family member of Gill also suffered from the disorder and had to have her uterus removed.Additionally, he said they learnt that Gill, who had two other children, also suffered severe haemorrhaging during one of her other pregnancies. The CEO said staff only learnt this later, as he explained that specific tests were required to detect the disorder. Prior to this incident, the LHC recorded zero maternal deaths since 2009.last_img read more

Huskies clinch third in NWJHL standings with win over Beaverlodge

first_img“They definitely understood what was going on. We’ve got some pretty mature kids on this team and it’s nice to see,” he admits. “Some guys are stepping up into leadership roles that maybe they didn’t think that they were before. They’re definitely starting to bond and it looks good on them.”He adds that as long as the team shows the dedication to put their best foot forward each game that the Huskies will be hard to beat on any given night.“Our two key ingredients with this hockey team is effort and attitude. It goes to show you that when we got both we’re a strong team and we’re hard to beat,” Alexander explains. “As soon as we lose one of those ingredients we come out and we don’t play our game and we don’t play our systems very well. Our heads aren’t in it and it shows.”The Huskies recently made a line up change that involved Jarod Lang moving from the forwards group over to the blue line. Alexander says the change has been a great fit and it was nice to see him rewarded with the game winning goal.Advertisement Some defensive breakdowns and undisciplined play was the story in the first period. The Blades were able to cash in once on the powerplay and two other times in the opening frame as they held a 3-1 lead heading back to the room.The Huskies came out flying to start the second period. They scored three goals in the opening four and a half minutes to take a 4-3 lead. The Blades would eventually tie things up in the latter stages of the second and the teams were tied 40 minutes at 4-4.The Huskies scored three goals in a five minute span in the final frame and hung on the rest of the way to take the 7-4 victory.- Advertisement -Assistant Coach Todd Alexander says the team got things sorted out after the first period and the goaltending change that followed after was not a reflection on starting goaltender Daimon Derouin.“We played about a 40 minute hockey game tonight but it definitely goes to show you that when we put our mind to it, it’s a whole different hockey club,” he explains. “We had a little chat after the first intermission, I think the boys responded well. We made a goalie change to get our point across, not that it was the goalies fault. I’ve said it before our goaltending has been strong all year long and he [Derouin] got hung out to dry a little bit tonight and we made a change there. The boys came out and they smartened up.”Alexander credits the maturity of the team to recognize that the first period was not acceptable and is happy to see some of the players emerge as leaders as the season has progressed.Advertisement “Langer moved back about six or eight games ago. Since he’s been back there he’s been a whole different hockey player for us,” he says. “He’s definitely a lot more comfortable. He’s an excellent passer. He’s a good young kid, he works hard. I think the sky is the limit for him back there. He’s probably been one of our better passers coming out of the zone and the least amount of turnovers. If he keeps going that way he’s going to turn into a really good player for us in the future.”Scoring in order for the Huskies were Dayne Pedersen, Cayle Bell, Brighton Campbell, Brighton Campbell, Jarod Lang, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, and Jordan Harder.Next for the Huskies is the regular season finale against the Slave Lake Wolves Monday evening at 8:30 p.m. The game is a make up contest and will be played in Spirit River.last_img read more

Year End Gasoline Prices

first_imgThe year end national average survey price of gasoline is nearly 35 cents a liter less than it was at the end of last year and, more than 20 cents below the year end price in 2006.The final 2008, 60-city cross-Canada monitor, by Calgary-based MJ Ervin and Associates, shows a drop of 3.2 cents in the past week, putting the national average at 717. This time last year it was a $105.8 and, at the end of 2006 it was 92.3.A seven cent drop in the high end price in Fort St. John last week, to 87.9 cents, has left this cities average price at 85.2 cents a litre. That’s 26 cents less than at the end of last year but, the common posted price in the city is still 81.9.- Advertisement -That however, remains the highest price among the six survey centres in the province and, according to BC Gas Prices-dot-com is, about five cents above the new provincial average, of 77 cents a liter. The lowest price in the province as of midday yesterday was, 65.4 cents, at a Superstore in Mission. The highest BC price was 99.9, at Petro Canada Station in Fort Nelson.last_img read more

Datebook 4/8

first_imgTODAY Nature hike/discussion, 9-11a.m., Franklin Canyon Ranch, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Bring binoculars. Meet at Wm. O. Douglass Outdoor Classroom. Call (310)858-7272. Easter Bunny Train Ride, 12-2:30p.m., Fillmore & Western Railway Co., 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. Tickets $20-$45. Infants free. Registration: Call (805)773-8724. Docent-led spring hike, 1p.m., Topanga State Park, 20825 Entrada Road. Call (818)758-1964. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818)713-0058; e-mail 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for Alberta Peace & Pine Pass

first_imgIf you are travelling in the area, please take caution and check for updates on the roads in the area.In Alberta, Environment Canada says the Alberta Peace could see up to 15 cm of snow that will start this morning and taper off Friday night.  For road conditions in Alberta, visit www.ama.ab.caAs for us in the B.C. Peace, we also have snow in for the forecast but only about 2-4 cm. – Advertisement –last_img


first_imgSt Michaels and Four Masters must do it all again after the sides drew 0-9 to 0-9 at O’Donnell Park this afternoon.A last minute point from Michael Doherty salvaged a replay which is due to take place at MacCumhaill Park next Wednesday.St Michaels will be the more disappointed as they failed to capitalise on a 0-6 to 0-3 lead. There was controversy when Barry Monaghan was dismissed after getting a second yellow card and will miss the replay.Naomh Conaill easily overcame Bundoran 1-10 to 0-5 with a goal from Brick Molloy.The seaside team did rally in the second half with three points in succession but Martin Doherty’s side never really in trouble.Glenties now join Dungloe in the semi-final draw after they beat Glenswilly at O’Donnell Park yesterday afternoon. The third team in the semi-final pool will be known after St Eunans and Killybegs do battle in he second game at MacCumhaill Park. GAA CHAMPIONSHIP: ST MICHAELS AND FOUR MASTERS DRAW AS NAOMH CHONAILL OVERCOME BUNDORAN was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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:bundoranfour mastersGAA ChampionshipNaomh ChonaillSt Michaelslast_img read more

‘Little’ feat lifts box office

first_imgWalt Disney Pictures stopped the sky from falling at the box office, thanks to “Chicken Little,” which strutted out of the coop with a strong $40.1 million opening weekend gross, according to Sunday’s studio estimates. “Chicken” was a big test for Disney, since it is the first CGI-animated release produced by the studio itself and not by Pixar Animation Studios, whose films Disney distributes. Although “Chicken” fell far short of the $70 million taken in by the Pixar-produced “The Incredibles” the same weekend a year ago, it was Disney’s biggest non-Pixar animated release since 1994’s “The Lion King.” “We always knew that it was a special movie, but this is at the upper, upper, upper end of where we thought it would open,” said Chuck Viane, president of Disney’s Buena Vista Distribution. “We wanted to go out there and do something that the public fell in love with.” While “Chicken” drew its target kids and parents, Disney was especially encouraged by the $10 million earned by the film on Friday, when it drew far more adults than expected, including more than 300 people during a midnight showing at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “That means this chicken has legs,” cracked Viane. “We think it will be around for quite a while.” The performance by “Chicken” and the estimated $28.8 million earned by second-place “Jarhead” from Universal Pictures both exceeded even the most optimistic predictions and gave the movie industry’s lucrative holiday season a strong start. Still, the weekend’s top 12 earned nearly 10 percent less than the movie slate from a year ago. “We’ve been in this downturn, and this is such a tough marketplace right now, but this shows that if you put out the right movies, people will go to see them,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. The military drama “Jarhead,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Jamie Foxx, blew away expectations even more than “Chicken” did. The movie drew an adult audience almost evenly split between the under- and over-25-year-old age group and was particularly popular with men, who made up 57 percent of the audience. “We are just thrilled,” said Nikki Rocco, Universal’s president of distribution. “I think (director) Sam Mendes and the cast and crew made a solid movie, the marketing campaign was phenomenal and so was the distribution strategy. All of that resulted in this great opening. “If you give people what they want to see, they will continue wanting to be with an audience and having that theater experience,” added Rocco, responding to growing sentiment that movie attendance has fallen this year mainly due to a preference for watching movies at home on DVD. Last weekend’s No. 1 movie, “Saw II” from Lions Gate Films, slipped to third place but remained popular with moviegoers, as it took in an estimated $17.2 million. The horror sequel has grossed an impressive $60.5 million in its first 10 days. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Legend of Zorro,” which re-teamed Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, dropped from second to fourth place during its sophomore weekend, with an estimated take of $10 million. It has earned $30.3 million to date. Rounding out the top five was Universal’s “Prime,” starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman, dropping a scant 15.4 percent in its second weekend on its way to an estimated $5.2 million weekend gross. The film has taken in $13.4 million to date. New to the Top 10 were two critically acclaimed films, “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “Shopgirl,” which went into wider release. “Good Night” from Warner Independent Pictures added nearly 400 locations and finished in seventh place, with an estimated take of $3.1 million. The George Clooney-directed feature has grossed $11 million to date. “Shopgirl,” released by Disney, went from 42 to 493 locations and finished in ninth place with a gross of $2.5 million, according to studio estimates. Greg Hernandez, (805) 713-3758 TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Chicken Little,” $40.1 million. 2. “Jarhead,” $28.8 million. 3. “Saw II,” $17.2 million. 4. “The Legend of Zorro,” $10 million. 5. “Prime,” $5.3 million. 6. “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story,” $4.8 million. 7. “Good Night, and Good Luck,” $3.1 million. 8. “The Weather Man,” $2.9 million. 9. “Shopgirl,” $2.5 million. 10. “Flightplan,” $2.3 million. Source: Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgMcElhinneys Department Store will be holding an awareness and fundraising day for the Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland.The fundraising events takes place this Saturday, the 8th of November and a large crowd is expected to descend on the popular store to support such a great cause.In-store there will be lots of great activities to raise awareness and fundraise for Diabetes Ireland. 1 in 20 people in Ireland have diabetes, and 1 in 8 people over the age of 60 being effected.Diabetes Ireland is very close to McElhinneys heart, as one of their valued team members has a daughter Lucy Parke (13) from Raphoe who has been suffering with diabetes since she was three.Lucy has been involved immensely in raising funds over the last few years, in September this year Lucy wrote the song “Just One Day Free”, the song is about living with diabetes and how it won’t stop her following her dreams.Lucy’s CD has been a great success and has raised such vital funds for this charity. Whats going on in-store?• McElhinneys will have two Diabetes nurses available from 11am – 3pm providing free screening and offering confidential advice.• There will be a coffee morning instore from 11am – 12pm.• From 12pm Gerard Gallagher who is a senior Chairman of Donegal Diabetes branch will be available to offer information or answer any questions.• Lucy Parke will also be instore selling her CD for €5 along with making her debut appearance singing her single “Just One Day Free”. All proceeds from the CD go to Donegal Diabetic Branch. Come along for great coffee and delicious treats and get your diabetes screen free of charge.All proceeds on the day will go to the Donegal Diabetic Branch.This promises to be a great day, with lots of fun activity and all for such a worthwhile cause.MCELHINNEYS TO HOST FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR DONEGAL BRANCH OF DIABETES IRELAND was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDiabetes Irelandfundraiserhome-page featuresMCELHINNEYSnewslast_img read more