Lariba to undergo bone marrow transplant

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The 22-year-old paddler dominated the UAAP table tennis field in her five-year stint for the Green Paddlers where she became a three-time Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year in Season 74, and the UAAP Athlete of the Year in Seasons 77 and 78.READ: Athletes unite for ailing LaribaDLSU called on their community to extend financial assistance to Lariba and her family to “defray the cost of the expenses.”Donations can be sent through Mrs. Imelda N. Lariba by making deposits to the following savings accounts: BDO 870-007-459 and UCPB 104120046272. –Rogelio Jr Nato, INQUIRER.net internADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH Olympian Ian Lariba.Rio Olympian Ian Lariba is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant even as De La Salle continued to ask for support for the ailing athlete.“Yanyan Lariba’s recent laboratory results are encouraging and she is currently undergoing consolidation chemotherapy to sustain her improving health condition,” said DLSU Sports in a tweet.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “Her doctors are now preparing Yanyan for her bone marrow transplant. The procedure and other medical expenses is estimated from P1.6M to P3M,” it added.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Lariba had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), La Salle announced in May.The La Salle star was the first Filipino table tennis player to represent the country in the Summer Olympics. View comments Tatum, Celtics 3-0; Summer League set for tournament stage Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more

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Free Health Care in Sight

first_imgFor a country with over three million people and endowed with resources to spare, and given how long it has been in existence, one would think that Liberians began enjoying  free health care a long time ago.Just because that did not happen way back then, is no reason this country’s citizens should not celebrate what many regard as a breakthrough for this administration that has been under pressure for what many still regard as promises unfulfilled.On Friday last week, to an assembly of Ministers of Health visiting here from the Economic Community of West African States region, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf disclosed that her government is initiating a Liberia Health Equity Fund (LHEF).The LHEF will be a new funding mechanism that will help to pay for health care for all Liberians on an equitable basis. Everyone will have access to the same services regardless of where they are, who they are or their financial standing.The Liberian President said if the country is to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), it must begin to build a sustainable health financing system through domestic financing for the health sector.Admitting that it would be a difficult task—considering the multiple needs of a country undergoing reconstruction—she said it must be done!Her statement might have been prompted by what she observed as fast-paced declining donor support to the health sector.President Sirleaf said that despite this and other challenges, government is working to improve the health and social welfare status of all Liberians on an equitable basis.She named inadequate financing for drugs, facility construction, health workers incentives; poor-quality service delivery; financial constraints of the population themselves, especially the poor, as some of the major challenges facing the health sector.Also mentioned were unbalanced service-provision across counties—given intermittent transport difficulties—and declining contributions from international partners“Achieving Universal Health Coverage takes time and perseverance for it involves accessibility, affordability, and quality service. Government is endeavoring to realize this through strong political commitment at all levels.”She reminded the audience of the commitment she made when she addressed the 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva that people should not have to die simply because they are poor; and pledged to find mechanisms to continue to allow Liberians to access the health care they need without having to pay up-front fees.The Liberian leader commended the health team for the services they are rendering free of charge, in all of the rural areas, though sometimes are challenged when it comes to quality;Nevertheless, health service and delivery is expanding in such a way that alerts them to patients’ health problems—if urgent—they can go to a health service center and get immediate and urgent care until they can be transferred to facilities that require much more attention.”We realize that free health care is not free; someone has to pay for it,” she pointed out; it has to be paid through other forms of taxes and through the mobilization of resources. She applauded partners for the support.Health Minister Walter Gwenigale last year indicated that the LHEF was a laudable initiative that would help cater to the health needs of all Liberians. He noted that the issue of health is a necessity and as such every Liberian should have access to quality health service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Skunks raise stink over homes

first_imgOne area skunk even gained international attention when it crawled into a rubber hose and got shipped to Canada. The skunk, nicknamed Dorothy, wound up hitching a ride in a delivery truck for the weeklong trek. – Associated Press Residents of Torrance, in the South Bay, are finding out that development stinks. That’s because as more houses go up, more skunks come out. The city has seen 1,398 housing units built in the past six years, and with it came an increase in the black-and-white smelly creatures. “We’re seeing more of them because their habitat is being destroyed,” said El Segundo animal control officer Jeff Rudolph. “They’re under houses, they’re getting hit on streets,” said Shayne Brinkerhoff, the city’s animal control supervisor. 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

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Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona goal machine Lionel Messi will be Cirque du Soleil’s first venture into feting a sports star, though the troupe have in the past covered entertainers such as the Beatles and Michael Jackson © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 10 – Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi’s stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, the five-time world player of the year said Wednesday.“I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football,” said Messi, whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe famed for their extravagant shows. Messi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling what appeared to be a red clown nose.Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31.“The show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport,” the troupe said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Hazard and Mbappe fight to be Ronaldo replacement at World Cup

first_img 2 Madrid announced the stunning move on Twitter Mbappe (left) and Hazard (right) meet at the World Cup tonight 2 Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid on the same day his two potential replacements meet in the biggest game of their lives.France and Belgium’s World Cup semi-final now has an extra edge to it after it was confirmed the superstar will complete his €105m move to Juventus. After an incredible World Cup, turmoil at Chelsea and now Ronaldo’s departure – there is a sense that everything is falling into place for his potential move to Spain.But he knows tonight is the big audition, as he faces 19-year-old Mbappe. Madrid were forced to deny reports suggesting they had already agreed a deal for the teenage sensation last week, but their interest remains clear.French football expert Julien Laurens told ESPN it would be ‘impossible’ for Madrid to lure Mbappe away from PSG this summer, after the Ligue 1 champions just signed him on a permanent deal.However, Ronaldo’s move could change everything, as could tonight’s match.Join talkSPORT for live coverage of France vs Belgium from 7pm tonight. Two of the bookmakers’ favourites to replace the Portuguese superstar are Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe.And there is good reason for this. Madrid president Florentino Perez has made a habit of signing the World Cup’s star player.Look at Mesut Ozil in 2010 and James Rodriguez in 2014. You can guarantee Perez will look no further than tonight’s clash and Sunday’s final to scout his new galactico, after Neymar faltered in Russia.Chelsea’s Hazard dazzled in his showdown with Neymar as Belgium stunned Brazil in the quarter-finals, while Mbappe outshone Lionel Messi when France and Argentina met in the last-16.But now they come up against each other in a bid to be this World Cup’s standout performer and the timing is uncanny.Hazard, 27, has long-been linked to Madrid and makes no secret of his desire to play in the famous white shirt one day.last_img read more

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WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR 10-MILE CHALLENGE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS SATURDAY

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: The annual Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge, a 10 mile event round the scenic Isle of Doagh starting in the village of Ballyliffin and finishing on the stunning Pollan Beach, takes place this Saturday.This is my invitation to you to join us at 2pm – and join hundreds of others who are ready to take the Challenge whether it’s to walk/jog or run.Described by donegaldaily.com last year as the world’s most scenic run, it certainly is. Once again joggers, walkers and runners are expected from throughout these islands – and all and more are welcome to join in.An added aspect to the ocassion this year are races for primary school children simply turn up for a 2.30pm start on the beach and away you go. This addition will add to the family involvement of the entire day.The 1K run on Pollan Beach will ensure a family occasion. This proved very popular in 2012.Your school is invited to encourage children under your care to attend. • No entry fee (simply turn up)• Certificates for all• Cream Eggs/ Easter Eggs to top 20Races:U-11 girls (from 2003/2004/2005) U-11 boys (from 2003/2004/2005)Over 11 girls (at primary school)Over 11 boys (at primary school)It’s a fun event with a slight competitive edge… Registration is at the Ballyliffin Hotel from 11 am or better still pre enter by logging in to www.visitballyliffin.com which also outlines accommodation choices for the visitor or failing that send an email to ballyliffincoastalchallenge@gmail.com indicating your participation  to avoid the queue.Post race refreshments for participants in coastal event in Ballyliffin Lodge. Check it out on facebook searching for Ballyliffin International 10 ml coastal challenge – and keep an eye here on donegaldaily.com.WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR 10-MILE CHALLENGE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS SATURDAY was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR 10-MILE CHALLENGE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS SATURDAYlast_img read more

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UNANIMOUS BACKING AS MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVES CIVIC RECEPTION

first_imgMichael Murphy listens to tributes being paid to him at council chambers in Lifford today.Michael Murphy was the toast of his native Donegal today when he received a civic reception in honour of his sporting achievements.The 24 year old Glenswilly man has packed more into his career already than most veterans would hope to achieve in a lifetime.Michael was surrounded by family and friends as he received the honour at council chambers in Lifford. As well as his proud mother and father Mick and Mary, Michael was accompanied by his grandfather, 85 year old Joe Hutchinson from Buncrana.Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey said young people should look to Michael if they wanted to make their families proud.Michael’s father Mick said he was delighted for his son and paid tribute to the GAA star’s mother Mary.“There is no way around it. I am delighted for all the great things that have been said about Michael but I have to reveal that his mother has him spoiled including allowing him to get as much sleep as he can.” Michael himself said he was completely taken by surprise by the honour.“I was shocked, I always thought these events were for people in the later years. But I do appreciate it.“I have been very fortunate as a footballer and a person to have achieved what I have.“I have been fortunate to have such a good family, such a good club and such good friends.“I would like to thank my mother and father. Some people say I am spoiled and maybe I am but I would like to think it has made me what I am today,” he said. Mayor McGarvey said “He was nominated by Cllr Ciaran Brogan and it was backed 100% by all the members who recognised the achievements of this young man.“People ask themselves who they can be. All they have to do is to look at how Michael has conducted himself.“I know the dedication he has had to put in but it shows that the dedication can p[ay off in the end,” he said.Liam Ward, Director of Services at Donegal County Council said he had watched Michael from a very early age – and was not always happy to have done so. “This is very proud moment for Michael and his family an his entire community of Glenswilly for what is a tremendous and proud day.“There can be no more special way than is bestowed on him today.“It was a special time for Donegal when we won the All Ireland final and the council recognizes that and the part sport plays in everyday life.“The council has recognised a lot of other sports including kick-boxing, hurling and soccer.“We are living in challenging times and it is important for our young people to have outlets to express their talents and skills.“It is also important for them to have role models. In Michael we have that.“I have watched Michael playing from Under 12 level right up to senior level.“I have to say I wasn’t always supporting him. I do remember from being involved with Glenfin GAA club coming off the wrong end of a defeat with Michael having scored a personal tally of 1-12,” he said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan said it was his honour to be able to nominate Michael for the civic reception.“I decided because of the huge contribution to football and how he has changed the lives of many that I would nominate him.“I can say today that Michael Murphy has and will changed the lives of many people. Sometimes we leave it too late to recognise people but I think it is important that we embrace it now.“He is an only child but can you imagine what we could have done if Mick and Mary had have had half a dozen children,” he said.Cllr Noel McBride, of Fine Gael, said everyone around Ireland and further afield knew the name Michael Murphy for all the right reasons.“You are probably one of the best-known footballers in the 32 counties. No matter where we go we are asked about you and the name of Michael Murphy comes up.“We can all be so proud of how you have elevated out county.“You always say it is a team effort but you played a very large part of that.“You have done us so proud and we thank you today.“I simply ask you to savour the moment. It is a big day for you and your family,” he said.Cllr Mick Quinn of Sinn Fein said he had known Michael for a long time as a neighbour of his from Glenswilly.He said anytime he sees him on TV or hears him on radio, he is proud to say he is one of ours.“He is the topic of conversation in households all over Donegal and I have that myself in my own house.“As well as having a footballing talent he also has the dedication that is needed to hone that talent.“But it is the respect that he shows for everyone is that people remember him by. He is a hugely decent human being.“There is a summer camp in Glenswilly and the highlight of that is the last day because the kids know that Michael is going to turn up.“The amount of time that he puts aside for his local community is amazing,” he said.Cllr John Campbell spoke on behalf of the Independents.“It used to be when I was going to college that people spoke of Donegal and Daniel O’Donnell but it is now Michael Murphy.“The commitment that you give to young people in your community and across Donegal is immense.“I feel your best years have yet to come and I feel you will be back here again with an even biggest list of honours,” he said.Cllr Martin Farren, on behalf of the Labour Party, said it was no accident that he was such a good footballer as he was a third cousin!“I know your grandfather Joe is very proud and your late grandmother Sheila was so proud of you.“I would just like to wish you all the best for the future,” he said.UNANIMOUS BACKING AS MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVES CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: December 16th, 2013 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:civic receptionDonegal County CouncilglenswillyMichael Murphylast_img read more

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Governor signs insurance package

first_imgGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed three of state Sen. Martha Escutia bills dealing with insurance, including her legislation to continue a low-cost auto insurance program through 2011. Schwarzenegger also signed Escutia’s SB 150, which requires insurance companies to provide consumers with a written specific reason for declining or cancelling insurance. And he signed her SB 608, which provides consumers more representation before the state Public Utilities Commission. “We’re very happy that the consumer protection bills that Sen. Escutia (D-Norwalk) has authored have been signed into law,” said Suzanne Weirbinski, Escutia’s chief of staff. “We now not only will continue to help low-income people to be able to afford auto insurance, but the consumers who battle the high electricity rates now have more protection,” she said. “And if your insurance policy is canceled, you will be told immediately why and not left to figure it out.” “Given the potential number of people who could purchase the policy, the number of people who actually purchase it seems to be low,” Sorich said. Doug Heller, executive director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, said that by encouraging more people to purchase insurance, the program already is saving consumers money. “It’s less likely that we’ll be hit by uninsured drivers,” Heller said. “It means the cost of insurance will go down as more people get insured.” There was more disagreement on SB 150, the bill making insurance companies provide a written reason for declining or cancelling an insurance policy. “This bill pro-actively adds a line of protection for call California homeowners who are unfairly denied or canceled coverage without any reasons,” Escutia said. But Sorich, whose organization asked Schwarzenegger to veto the bill, said the legislation will add extra paper work for insurance companies and isn’t needed. “For most consumers, this is probably information they don’t really want or need,” he said. Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 SB 20, the low-cost auto insurance bill, extends the expiration date of the program for another four years and expands it to six other counties, including Alameda, Fresno, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. The program was first established in 1999 in Los Angeles and San Francisco counties. The program is needed because California law now makes car insurance mandatory, Escutia said. On Jan. 1, 2006, the state Department of Motor Vehicles will begin requiring electronic proof of insurance from insurers. It also will begin suspending the registrations of vehicles with 45 days of advance notice when coverage lapses and is not replaced. The current annual premium for the liability-only insurance in San Francisco is $314 and $347 in Los Angeles. Only low-income residents qualify. Still, the program remains controversial, although the legislation wasn’t. “At the end of the day, we withdrew our opposition, but we still believe more information is needed about the low-cost program before it should be expanded statewide,” said Samuel Sorich, president of the Association of California Insurance Companies. About 20,000 policies have been written, but there are more than 100,000 uninsured drivers in Los Angeles County alone, officials say.last_img read more

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Havner and Olson keen on intensity

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The goal for Saturday’s homecoming game against Oregon State at the Rose Bowl is not to have the first-half lapses that led to the Bruins being outscored 65-35 in the first half. “I talked to coach Kerr and talked about that, and he’s open to what I had to say,” Havner said. “I thought maybe that the first three plays in practice, we need to be sharp again, try to make it like that’s the start of the game. I really don’t know. I’m looking for ideas. We need to start faster or it’s going to catch up with us if we don’t. It’s definitely inevitable.” “My coach (assistant Jon Embree) tells me to keep my head in the game, and they’re going to come at me later to make plays,” Lewis said. “That’s what happened. I know when the ball is coming my way, I have to catch the ball and make a big play.” Lewis leads the Bruins with 28 catches and four touchdowns, and his 15 career touchdown receptions are the most by a UCLA tight end. Horton’s return It took about one play for hard-hitting free safety Chris Horton to make a hit in his first practice since injuring his right wrist in training camp. “That’s what defenders do, hit people. It felt great,” Horton said. “I wouldn’t say I’m at my best, but I feel great.” Bruins coach Karl Dorrell said he expects Horton to play in the secondary, and possibly on special teams this week. London rests Linebacker Justin London sat out practice because of soreness in his surgically repaired right ankle, something brought on perhaps by playing Washington State’s artificial surface. “His ankle is really sore,” Dorrell said. “Playing on that surface probably made it more significant.” However, Dorrell said he didn’t expect London to miss any game time. Bruins bits Receiver Junior Taylor underwent successful surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Taylor is expected to be awarded a medical red-shirt and return as a fifth-year senior in 2006. … Havner was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA linebacker Spencer Havner spoke with defensive coordinator Larry Kerr about beginning practice at a higher tempo, and quarterback Drew Olson got on teammates a little more about practicing with increased intensity. It is No. 8 UCLA’s way to try and combat its first-half woes the last three weeks. Although the Bruins won each game, they trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter each time. Olson said the responsibility falls onto the team leaders to increase the tempo at practice. “I think we, as seniors, tried to motivate people and get them going from the beginning,” Olson said. “You get on people. You let them know just to get moving quicker and to execute faster at the beginning of practice. That’s what I was doing, just encouraging a fast start to practice.” Riding a Benz Tight end Marcedes Lewis is UCLA’s biggest threat in the passing game, but he still goes spells where he isn’t utilized much. The Bruins threw to Lewis three times (he caught one) against Cal, and at Washington State the 6-foot-6, 260-pounder had two catches in the first three quarters and three catches in the final quarter. last_img read more

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Buncrana locals to hold 20th anniversary vigil for Omagh bombing victims

first_imgA vigil will be held tonight in Buncrana for the victims of the Omagh bombing as the atrocity marks its 20th anniversary. The tragedy claimed the lives of three Co Donegal schoolboys and two Spanish nationals who were staying with family in Inishowen.Eight-year-old Oran Doherty and two twelve-year-olds, Shaun McLaughlin and James Barker, were on a group trip to Omagh in 1998 when they were caught in the blast. Spanish exchange student Fernando Blasco Baselga, 12, and group leader Rocio Abad Ramous, 23, who were staying with family in Buncrana, also got caught in the Real IRA bombing.The vigil will take place in Buncrana tonight at 9:00pm at Knockalla Drive close to the homes of Shaun and Oran.The Omagh bombing took the lives of 29 people including a woman with unborn twins at 3:10pm on August 15, 1998.The attack was carried out by a splinter group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army, who opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement. Buncrana locals to hold 20th anniversary vigil for Omagh bombing victims was last modified: August 16th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:buncranaOMagh bombinglast_img read more

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