Crusaders lose assistant in Welsh coach swap

first_imgMooar has been at the Super Rugby champions for three years and helped the Crusaders to a second straight Super Rugby title in 2018 alongside head coach Scott Robertson.He was previously head coach of the Southland Stags as well as backs coach with South African sides Eastern Province Kings and Southern Kings in the Super 15.The 44-year-old Mooar will join Scarlets in 2019, with Pivac taking over from Gatland as Wales coach at the end of next year’s World Cup in Japan.”The opportunity to take on the role of head coach at the Scarlets is simply too good to pass up and is both an exciting challenge for myself, and a fantastic opportunity for my family to experience life on the other side of the world,” said Mooar.”The Scarlets is a rugby brand that’s known the world over, it is a winning club with an extremely proud history, passionate fans, and is aspirational in its goals.”It is humbling to be offered the opportunity to take the reins after the great work Wayne Pivac has led, as he moves on to the Wales job.”Pivac has been in charge at Scarlets since 2014 and helped the region win the Pro12 title in May 2017.Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels said: “Brad’s rugby philosophy, leadership style and personality are everything we were looking for in a head coach.”Brad has a great understanding of what is required for success and how to build a winning culture.”Throughout the process we have been hugely impressed with Brad’s appreciation of Scarlets’ place in the community, his passion for developing players and the research he had done on our heritage.”last_img read more

Jamaican makes good start to European season

first_imgJamaican footballer Leon Bailey continued his impressive start to the European football season with Belgian first division club Genk yesterday. The left winger, who turned 19 this month, scored the third goal in his team’s 3-0 win over Lokeren in week four of the Belgian Pro League. This follows up on his goal from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw away to Croatian club NK Locomotive in the Europa League qualifying first-leg first-round match on Thursday at the Kranjceviceva Turf in Zagreb, Croatia. Yesterday, Mbwana Samata put Genk in front from seven yards after 34 minutes before breaking away to add a second four minutes later to make it 2-0 before the half-time break. Three minutes into the second half, Bailey, a former Kingston College student, latched on to a pass behind the Lokeren defence on the right and with only the goalkeeper to beat, coolly slotted into the far corner with his trusted left foot. The goal was Bailey’s first of the Belgian football league season, while the win was Genk’s second in four matches. They sit joint fifth in the standings with seven points. On Thursday, the young attacker also helped his team come away from Croatia with a 2-2 draw against NK Locomotive in the Europa League qualifying first-round first-leg match. Bailey fired home a penalty in the 35th minute to open the scoring after a Locomotive defender blocked a shot with his arm inside the box. Two minutes after the break, Samata made it 2-0 with a header. Locomotive, however, pulled goals back through Mirko Maric from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute and Ivan Fiolic in the 59th to earn the draw.last_img read more

Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UP

first_imgBrazil is in; Argentina still fighting for a World Cup spot Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSean Manganti’s clutch tip-in lifted Adamson over University of the Philippines, 73-71, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the scores tied at 71, Jerrick Ahanmisi and Papi Sarr misfired on their game-winner attempts but Manganti was there to grab the offensive board and score the putback with a second left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We were going through the motions and I guess is a good test on our part that in the crucial moments of the game we can survive a game like this.”Jerrick Ahanmisi had game-high 21 points, 17 alone in the second quarter, on 8-of-11 shooting while Sarr added six points and 16 rebounds.Paul Desiderio and Manzo had 19 points apiece to lead the Fighting Maroons while Javi Gomez De Liaño missed out on a double-double as he finished with eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Falcons tied Far Eastern U at third place with a 4-2 record while the Maroons dropped to 3-3.UP had one second to either go for the win or shoot for the tie, but Manganti was again on the right spot to tap Jun Manzo’s pass away in the final inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren breathed a huge sigh of relief after his team struggled to create distance from UP the entire game.“I guess we were lucky to win the game, the whole game we were struggling, we had a bad start, a flat start, and we made a lot of mental mistakes,” said Pumaren as the Falcons ended the first quarter behind UP, 25-19. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View commentslast_img read more

Guyanese health practitioners to be trained in treatment of AMR

first_img….as triangular agreement on AMR detection, surveillance implementedIn order to strengthen national and regional detection and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Government of Argentina, the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAH0/WHO) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have partnered to train medical professionals in 14 Caricom countries in order to fight against this public health problem.(From right) Argentina Ambassador to Guyana, Felipe Alejandro Gardella; representative of Public Health Ministry, Dr Quacy Grant; PAHO representative, Dr Paul Edwards, and Caricom representative Helen RoyersAntimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR) is the ability of a microbe or microorganism to resist the effects of medication that could successfully treat the microbe.The detection and controlling of AMR is a crucial issue for human and animal health, as well as survival, particularly in developing countries such as those in the Caribbean. By not taking the necessary precautions, new diseases can develop which current medicines cannot fight, and can later result in “super microbes” (microbes that are extensively drug resistant (XDR) or totally drug-resistant (TDR), being expanded globally.As such, the three aforementioned bodies have partnered to provide instruments and expertise to 14 Caricom countries to curb this major health problem that is also considered to be a developmental issue, given its huge economic impact.The objective for the 2-year project was disclosed by Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Felipe Alejandro Gardella during a brief press conference on Wednesday at the Argentina Embassy.“Within this framework, the Argentine Government, The Pan-American Health Organisation and the Caribbean Community subscribed a pledge last year to implement a two-year triangular project which aims at providing instruments and capacities for the detection and integrated surveillance for human and animal, antibiotic resistance in 14 Caribbean countries which is a very important issues of human, animal health and crops, and for our survival,” he noted.As a result, Guyanese doctors, nurses and medics are expected to benefit from a two-day training session, which will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to treat AMR. Some of the areas to be covered include: conducting high quality testing for the detection of AMR, collate and analysing AMR laboratory data, and use of laboratory results to monitor trends and improve prescribing practicesThese sessions will be facilitated by Dr Genera Romero Thomas of the Argentine Administration of Health Laboratories and Institutes, along with Dr Carlos Malbran, between September 25 and 27.Additionally, it is expected to have the availability of information among health professionals strengthened. A Caribbean data base (WHONET) will be created in pursuit if collecting and systemising data. The training sessions will also include training of the medical staff in the use of WHONET and the application of laboratory standardised procedures.last_img read more

Brewery Bar launch brilliant Christmas party package

first_imgThe Brewery Bar has released a sneak peak at its mouth-watering new menu for Christmas!The festivities are only around the corner, and while some humbugs out there will suggest it’s too premature to be talking about Christmas already,  you’ve got to be prepared.You can plan your Christmas Party now, and management at The Brewery have produced a fantastic menu at a sensational price. It’s the perfect venue for you to have you Xmas bash – and with top-class drink promotions available and a superb reputation for top-class live music – there really is no need to look any further.Not content with that package, The Brewery are also offering a solution to the problem of where you should ring in the bells?It’s always a source of debate, but yet again, The Brewery is the perfect place for the big party. They’ve devised a fantastic party package for just €65 per person.The only catch is, the exclusive party is limited to one hundred people only, so you need to book fast to avoid missing out on the New Year’s Eve party at The Brewery.For more information on both deals, check out their Facebook page outlined below.https://www.facebook.com/brewerybar/Brewery Bar launch brilliant Christmas party package was last modified: November 6th, 2016 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:Brewery BarCHristmasEntertainmentFeaturesNew Yearnewslast_img read more

B52s complete weekend sweep

first_imgThe Humboldt B52s came from behind to beat the visiting San Francisco Seals 16-8, completing a two-game series sweep of the Seals Saturday night at Bomber Field. The B52s trailed for the majority of the game after surrendering an early two-run lead in the third inning, not re-taking the lead until an explosive eighth inning when they scored nine runs.“I felt like we were in the game the whole time,” B52s manager Scott St. John said. “Our pitching did just enough and our hitting was much …last_img read more

Kevin Durant doesn’t think James Harden is cheating the rules

first_imgOAKLAND — The most popular topic of these NBA playoffs hasn’t been Kevin Durant’s scoring tirade, nor has it been Dame Time or Kawhi Leonard’s mission to finally lift Toronto to the NBA Finals or anything else other than…where James Harden lands after he shoots a 3-pointer.The topic of “landing space” has dominated the last several days as Harden pleas for a fair chance from officials and the Rockets thrust their disgust with referees into the spotlight. Harden, Chris Paul and Rockets coach …last_img read more

Bruce Bochy wins 1,000th game with Giants, joins exclusive club in New York

first_imgNEW YORK — Bruce Bochy stood at the doorstep of history, needing just one win to become the second manager in Giants history to record 1,000 victories with the franchise.With help from some loud knocks by the Giants lineup in a six-run 10th inning, Bochy turned the knob and walked into an exclusive club after securing a 9-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field.“You see things coming to an end, your gratitude meter gets dialed way up,” said Bochy, who will retire at the end of the …last_img read more

South Africa tackles racism

first_img4 February 2016“Twenty-two years into democracy, we have to reflect on the path we have travelled so far as a rainbow nation, how far have we gone and what the challenges are,” said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the launch of the inaugural Anti-Racism Week. The week will run from 14 to 21 March 2016. Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa speaks about anti-racism at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 2 February 2016. (Image: Priya Pitamber)The initiative comes from the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa (Arnsa) and is a mechanism to deal with racism in South Africa. Facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the network was launched in November last year and is made up of approximately 80 civil society organisations and government institutions. Its aim is to tackle racism at a national level. Its slogan is simple and concise: Racism is wrong.The organisation held a press briefing to mark the launch of Anti-Racism Week at the Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Joburg on 2 February. The day coincided with the 26th anniversary of the announcement of the release of Mandela from prison.There are no more than a dozen organizations with a dedicated unit to tackle racism – @NeeshanB— ARNSA (@AntiRacismNet) February 2, 2016Causes and solutionsSouth Africa should adopt a multi-pronged approach, said the minister, to deal with racism. Mthethwa questioned what people could do if they went beyond their anger. He suggested mobilisation was the answer, and said Arnsa was an exciting initiative. “It’s one that we’ll support.”Nation-building was a project about which Mandela was passionate but we had not completed it, said the chief executive of the Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. “Madiba helped us climb only one hill; we had to as a nation deal with our own wounds.” He said racism was entrenched in us from the times of colonialism and slavery.“While responses to racism are often seen as coming from government or corporates, there is a need to develop community responses,” Hatang noted. “One of our main goals is to uproot racism from families.“We also urge organisations to take the lead and introduce [an] Anti-Racism Week in the workplace; whether it’s staff training or a T-shirt campaign.“How wonderful it would be to go into banks or shops around the country and see employees wearing T-shirts that read: ‘Racism is wrong.’”Neeshan Balton of the Kathrada Foundation said eradicating racism was the responsibility of everyone, not only the government.We do not have dedicated material to deal with race/ racism in schools says @NeeshanB #ARNSA #AntiRacismWeek @AntiRacismNet @NelsonMandela— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) February 2, 2016“To tackle it effectively in South Africa requires consistent and sustainable anti-racism organisations and programmes nationally,” he said. “We approach this work with the realisation that it is not short-term work but must span across generations.”What you can do for Anti-Racism WeekArnsa convener Sean Moodley called on different sectors of civil society, such as faith-based organisations, municipalities, sports bodies and schools, to play a big role in the campaign by hosting activities and programmes that spoke of a non-racial South Africa.His first call to action was aimed at faith-based organisations, which, he said, already played a big role in fighting racism. “I strongly believe racism is a spiritual evil.“Over the weekend of Anti-Racism Week, from 18 to 20 March, we urge these organisations within the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Christian communities, to put a huge effort into making this an Anti-Racism Weekend,” he said. “We believe you already have the infrastructure in place to extend your reach far and wide.”Moodley called on corporate South Africa to take the week seriously and “put their money where their mouth is”.The following activities will take place during Anti-Racism Week:There’ll be an art competition for schools, nationally;Dialogues on anti-racism will take place at places of worship – churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;Sporting bodies will be asked to dedicate all major sporting events to stand against racism;Arnsa will launch an anti-racism pledge for all South Africans to undertake;The focus for Human Rights Day on 21 March will be on anti-racism;There’ll be a national dialogue on the role white people can play in addressing racism; and,A social and traditional media campaign will focus on “Why racism hurts”.“Madiba would have said our diversity was our strength,” concluded Mthethwa. “The road to social progress is always under construction.”“Our differences are our strength as a species & as a world community” #NelsonMandela #LivingTheLegacy #Diversity pic.twitter.com/4glmwC4sor— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) February 3, 2016last_img read more

IPM approach best for soybean aphids

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean growers will invest in neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The two-year, multi-state study revealed that, even during periods of infestation by the soybean aphid, the neonicotinoid treatment produced the same yields as using no insecticide at all.The study was a joint effort of Purdue University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, and the University of Wisconsin. The research was grower-funded, using soybean checkoff funds provided by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).The neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam, which is applied as a coating to soybean seeds, provides a maximum of two weeks of protection against insect feeding. Aphids typically don’t reach damaging numbers until much later in the season, said Christian Krupke, an entomology professor and extension specialist at Purdue University and one of the researchers and authors of the study. As a result, when soybean aphid populations reached threshold levels, from late July to August, the insecticide levels in tissues of neonicotinoid-treated soybean foliage were similar to plants grown from seeds without the insecticide.Bruce Potter, Insect Pest Management (IPM) specialist for the University of Minnesota Extension, said one of the most important aspects of the study was providing soybean growers information about how to invest their funds.Potter said soybean growers in northern regions, including Minnesota, don’t have chronic and consistent economic infestations of early season insect pests.“Farmers wouldn’t get an advantage from putting insecticide on soybean seeds,” he said. The exception to this conclusion would be fields at a higher risk for infrequent pests like seed corn maggot and white grub or for seed production fields where bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus occur. The research study concluded soybean farmers in all the regions in the study should employ the IPM approach, combining scouting and foliage-applied insecticide where necessary.“In terms of long-term sustainability and the bottom line for your yearly balance sheet, the IPM approach is the most effective approach for pest management in the growing season,” Krupke said.A study examining neonicotinoid seed treatments of corn had a similar result. This study, published in the journal PLOS ONE in March 2017, was conducted by Krupke’s doctoral student, Adam Alford. It revealed that concentrations of the insecticide most commonly applied to corn seeds, clothianidin, declined rapidly and approached zero in plant tissues within 20 days after planting. Less than 5% of what was applied to the seed was recovered from corn plants in the field.Currently, at least one of two neonicotinoids, clothianidin or thiamethoxam, are routinely applied to more than 80% of the corn and over half of the soybeans grown in North America.Previous studies, although smaller in size, had shown similar results with neonicotinoid seed treatments, which were introduced in the 1990s, said Kelley J. Tilmon, state extension specialist for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University. She performed the research in South Dakota when she was on the faculty of South Dakota State University.The recent study was launched to provide more definitive scientific answers across a large geographic area, Tilmon said.Janet J. Knodel, extension entomologist and associate professor at North Dakota State University, said the results were similar in North Dakota.“As part of our research, we saw the soybean aphids coming into the field in late July and early August in North Dakota,” she said. “By then, the residual of the insecticide seed treatment is gone.”Farmers can consult with their local university Extension services for additional information on specific pest management strategies in their state. They also can obtain information by downloading the Purdue Extension publication “The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean” at http://bit.ly/2pZ8IBi.last_img read more