Photo credit: unl.edu1Free HIV testing are being conducted in all health districts today as part of activities leading up to Regional Testing Day which will be held on the 27th of June. This is a result of a partnership between the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV and AIDS and Scotia bank.Expanded from its pilot programme in 2008, which was concentrated in Barbados, the initiative aims, this year, to have approximately 10,000 people across the region tested.Coordinator of the Testing and Counseling program within the HIV Unit Mary Williams says one of the main reasons for this testing campaign is to encourage everyone to know his/her status, since knowing ones’ HIV status is better than not knowing. She says the gesture will also be extended to the Kalinago Territory over the weekend.Dominica Vibes News 17 Views no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews Free HIV testing ahead of Regional Testing Day next week by: – June 24, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Share
RelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Tuesday signed a five-year multi million naira contract deal with Lotto SPA Italia to produce and brand all the football kits for the club.Speaking during the signing of the contract at Rangers Secretariat in Enugu, the Rangers’ General Manager, Davidson Owumi, said the contract was between the club and Desgraf & Mart’s Ltd, a lotto agent in Nigeria.He said the essence of the contract was to be a sort of relief in the funding of the club by the government, stressing: “This is really a land mark occasion and we are indeed very glad to be associated with this. I strongly believe that it will go a long way towards letting our teaming fans have our spots kits and as well generate income for the club.”Owumi said the contract is a landmark achievement in the history of Nigeria club football, adding: “It is the first time a club in country is attracting such a deal in Nigeria.”The Lotto representative, Ositadimma Agu, said his company is a world brand and they decided to partner with a world brand like Rangers International FC.Owumi and Emeka Ugwuarua, Rangers Administrative Secretary, signed for the club, while Ositadinma Agu of D&M and Nkem Iloeje signed for the Lotto SPA Italia, the kitsmanufacturer.Tags: Enugu State
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists he does not feel guilty about the challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea which resulted in his three-match ban. Press Association The Slovakia international, currently away preparing for a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Luxembourg on Friday, failed in his appeal against a violent conduct charge. Skrtel had argued the action of standing on De Gea’s right shin as he chased a through-ball in the final seconds of Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Anfield was unintentional but an independent panel disagreed with him. The 30-year-old has continued to profess his innocence even after his ban was confirmed, meaning he misses Premier League matches against Arsenal and Newcastle, plus an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn. “It feels strange because we appealed against those charges and still I was hit by a three-match ban,” he told his personal website martin-skrtel.com. “I didn’t want to stamp on him. It was an accident and I didn’t do it on purpose. I don’t feel guilty. “It was a long ball and he went towards me and I wanted to jump over him. Simple as that.” Press Association Sport understands the defender is unlikely to be punished after he posted a picture of clowns on his Instagram account on Wednesday – which has been widely viewed as his comment on those who sat on the panel and decided the outcome of the hearing. Skrtel will be joined on the sidelines by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who will also serve a similar three-match ban after his moment of madness saw him sent off less than a minute after coming on as a substitute for the second half after stamping on United midfielder Ander Herrera. With Skrtel and several of his team-mates away on international duty the club’s Under-21s squad have been invited to train at the first-team’s Melwood base. However, one of their number Jordan Lussey will be getting competitive action elsewhere after completed a loan move to Bolton, currently 17th in the Sky Bet Championship. The 20-year-old follows the likes of Sheyi Ojo and Jerome Sinclair, who have both joined relegation-threatened Championship side Wigan on loan in the last six weeks to gain first-team football experience. Fellow youngsters Kevin Stewart and Jack Dunn have both joined League Two side Burton Albion on loan deals, having previously spent time at Cheltenham this season.
Asian Pacific American Student Services, Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and El Centro Chicano collaborated with the American Studies and Ethnicity Club and Panhellenic Council to host Project ReMiX: Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation: Naming It & Reclaiming It! -— an interactive dialogue on the fine line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.Mix it up · William Vela, director of El Centro Chicano, speaks to students at the Project ReMiX event Tuesday night in Mudd Hall. – Mac McDonough | Daily TrojanCultural appropriation refers to the use of another culture’s customs, ranging from costumes to behaviors, without permission from the community.“Many students have expressed to us that there has been problems with cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation at USC, and that they would love a safe space to discuss it, raise awareness and come up with solutions together as a community with their fellow peers,” said William N. Vela, director of El Centro Chicano, in an email to the Daily Trojan.The topic was an important one, due to many students’ personal experiences with cultural appropriation at USC in the recent past. The organizations aimed to create a safe platform for students to discuss the issue.“Panhellenic Council partnered with the Cultural Center earlier this semester when we held diversity training workshops for the chapters, going through formal recruitment during recruitment school. In those workshops, we discussed the constructs surrounding stereotypes and assumptions,” said Harleen Marwah, vice president of external relations for the Panhellenic Council, in an e-mail to the Daily Trojan.The event encouraged participants to work towards dissecting the constructs surrounding the distinction between appropriation and appreciation. Project ReMiX served as an interactive program that explores the intersectionality of identities of students from various ethnic and racial backgrounds. In order to create a culture of inclusion, Project ReMiX aimed to educate, engage and empower participants to understand how the complexity of their identities are linked to issues of social justice.“Research indicates that the cultural appropriation is an issue in colleges and universities across the country: it is a very timely and relevant topic to discuss. We also want to take a proactive approach and raise awareness amongst our student body, while also building stronger relationships of students across disciplines and groups ultimately leading to stronger community, more informed decision making and hopefully more collaborations,” Vela said in an email to the Daily Trojan.As the name suggests, the session was geared toward a diverse student population. In addition to Greek women, USC students from all parts of the campus community attended the Project ReMix.“Discussing these topics amongst peers allows for topics to be relevant and pertinent to USC student life,” Vela said in an email.Many associations collaborated to make the event a massive success.“We truly enjoyed working with the Cultural Center on that initiative and look forward to many more partnerships in the future,” Marwah said.The event began with a video; “Dear White People,” which depicted many instances of cultural appropriation. The event included a presentation on the definition of cultural appropriation, which can occur in sports mascots, theme parties, clothing and tattoos and the Proactive Campaign. The audience was divided into groups to discuss several topics related to cultural appropriation.Many students voiced their opinion about the difficulty in drawing a fine line between cultural appreciation and appropriation. A wide range of incidents were quoted, ranging from Halloween costumes to hair appropriation.“I definitely learned a lot from everyone’s personal perspectives, and I want to work harder at keeping those around me culturally aware in the future,” said Alex Rehberger, a sophomore majoring in stage management.
Talk about a switcheroo.The first 59 minutes of USC and UCLA’s annual cross-town battle Saturday qualified as a certifiable snoozer.But, boy, did the sparks fly in the final seconds, when Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel called a timeout as USC attempted to run the clock out on a would-be 14-point victory.Mike Lee | Daily TrojanAnd that was all the provoking USC coach Pete Carroll needed, as he called on freshman quarterback Matt Barkley to deliver a 48-yard touchdown strike to receiver Damian Williams to break open the game.That gave the Trojans the 28-7 win in front of a decidedly quiet crowd of 85,713 at the Coliseum, but it also brought nearly the entire UCLA sideline onto the field in what nearly ended up a brawl.“That was just competing,” Carroll said in his postgame press conference.Neuheisel said he didn’t blame Carroll for the decision to run a play-action pass up by 14 in the final minute.Still, his players expressed surprise at the call that mirrored Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s choice to go for the two-point conversion two weeks ago against the Trojans.“I was speechless,” sophomore safety Rahim Moore said. “They caught us off guard.”The last minute demanded most of the postgame attention, but for much of the game, junior linebacker Malcolm Smith was the story.He picked off a Kevin Prince pass in the first quarter and took it back 62 yards for a touchdown, providing the Trojans their only points of the first half.Smith, who has missed three games this season due to a shoulder ailment, was also credited with 15 tackles in the game, a career-high.“He was finally himself,” said redshirt sophomore middle linebacker Chris Galippo. “All year he’s been hindered by a few injuries and this and that but this is the one game that everybody got to see the real Malcolm Smith.”Smith also stuffed three UCLA plays for a loss.“He was all over the field,” Carroll said. “He played a beautiful game.”As a whole, the Trojan defense held the Bruins scoreless until late in the fourth quarter, rattling both UCLA quarterbacks all game long. Redshirt freshman Kevin Prince and senior Kevin Craft combined to complete 18-of-39 passes for no touchdowns and three interceptions.“We made too many mistakes, particularly on offense,” Neuheisel said.It was a performance unseen out of the USC defense in recent weeks. In their last five games prior to Saturday, the Trojans had given up an average of nearly 35 points per game.“Defensively, it was huge to keep the score down,” Carroll said. “We were able to adjust and keep things in order.”UCLA’s first — and only — score came with fewer than six minutes remaining in the game on a direct-snap 2-yard run by senior running back Chane Moline.That made the score 14-7, the Bruins’ best look at the game.But USC responded with a methodical nine-play drive capped by a two-yard run by redshirt junior running back Allen Bradford, using up more than four minutes of clock.Bradford ran four times for 30 yards on the drive — for a total of 62 yards on 14 carries in the game — and served as a decoy on multiple Barkley passes.“We threw it when we had to and we used a little play-action here and there,” Barkley said. “When it counts, those are the big drives that you really need.”For the much-maligned USC offense, the possession was a bright spot.“I was really proud of the offense — that was their best drive of the day,” said offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. “And we needed it. We had to take it down and get some points.”And so the 79th meeting between the two teams ended exactly like last year’s, with the Trojans on top by a score of 28-7.There will be no Rose Bowl for either Los Angeles school, but in what has amounted to a mediocre season for both, USC can again go home with bragging rights.“It’s always good to beat UCLA,” Bradford said. “They play us tough every year regardless of whether they’re ranked or they’re not or what’s going in the season or how bad their record is or how bad our record is.”“They always play us tough.”Compared to other in-state rivalries across the nation, the so-called battle for L.A. has lacked in bravado since UCLA’s 13-9 upset over the Trojans in 2006. But the late-game antics this time around might have created something to look forward to for next year.“It was good to see a little controversy, I guess you could say,” Galippo said. “Every other rivalry in the nation is like that, and it was good to see that here.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2016 at 10:51 am Contact Jon: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmettus Coming off of the program’s biggest win in recent memory and first win over a ranked opponent since 2012, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addressed the media at his weekly press conference Monday morning.He labeled quarterback Eric Dungey, safety Daivon Ellison and running back George Morris as the team’s offensive, defensive and special teams MVPs, respectively, in the 31-17 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech.Here are three things Babers said at his press conference.‘All we proved so far is that we’re occasionally great’Striving to be consistently good, not occasionally great has been one of Babers go-to sayings since before the season even started, applying anywhere from players’ performances in practices to the team’s performance in games. Though Babers highlighted the importance of the win over Virginia Tech for the program and beyond, he said the game only proved that SU is occasionally great.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It bothers me that we’re not consistently good, and that’s what we’re striving for,” Babers said. “And we may get there this year, we may not. But that’s where we’re headed, to be consistently good.”Outside of the Virginia Tech game, the Orange has struggled against top opponents this season, being outscored 157-81 by Louisville, South Florida and Notre Dame.You’ll never see into the locker room againRight after the win over VT, a video of Babers’ postgame speech to the team from inside the Orange locker room circulated around the Internet and on television. The ESPNU tweet of the video has more than 5,000 retweets and is pinned to the top of the page. He apologized to the defense after the loss to Wake ForestSyracuse’s seven points produced by the offense against Wake Forest two games ago was a record-low for a Babers-led team. The offense also coughed up a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, while the defense held the Demon Deacons to 21 points and 330 yards overall in the 28-9 loss.Directly following game, Babers said the defense played well enough for the team to win. A day after the game, Babers apologized to the defense for the offense’s performance.“I said, ‘it’s not like that. That’s not fair,’” Babers said. “And I told the offense, “that that’s not fair.”Against Virginia Tech, the defense had its best game of the season. The offense held up its end of the bargain, scoring touchdowns on its final two drives of the fourth quarter — excluding the game-ending kneel down drive — to take back the lead and win the game. Comments But on Monday, Babers said to save that video, because it’s “probably” the only glimpse anyone will get inside the locker room. He said he knew there was a camera in the room, but quickly forgot about it.“I don’t like sharing family things,” Babers said. “It’s something that we’ve been doing for a long time and it’s very personal with me and it’s something that’s a reward for the guys in the locker room.”Babers — who has coined several catch phrases for his teams like faith meaning “belief without evidence” and being “consistently good not occasionally great,” and made headlines for his metaphors like comparing his football team to a not-yet baked cake — also said he doesn’t like public speaking. The head coach said he’s been in leadership positions from ROTC to team captains to cub scouts and that his speech to the team was just natural.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse football roundtable: Discussing the ramifications of win over VTLanger: Syracuse has set a new bar for itself and its fans to compete this seasonStock watch: Whose trending up and down after Virginia Tech game
FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 13:04 IST Vikings Embrace Underdog Status In Playoffs, Prep For Saints The Minnesota Vikings will take much of the same cast to the playoffs that helped them reach the NFC championship game two years ago, with even some upgrades in certain spots. First Published: 31st December, 2019 13:04 IST WATCH US LIVE The Minnesota Vikings will take much of the same cast to the playoffs that helped them reach the NFC championship game two years ago, with even some upgrades in certain spots.They’re still an afterthought in this top-heavy postseason field, though, forced to enter as the sixth seed without the benefit of any home games. Consider that underdog mentality another ingredient in the formula coach Mike Zimmer, his staff and players will be concocting this week to try to knock off New Orleans in the wild-card round on Sunday.The NFL even left the Vikings out of an official postseason hype video for social media that was released Monday, an omission that did not go unnoticed at team headquarters.“I don’t think anybody thinks that we can win this game,” said Zimmer, who has taken the Vikings to the playoffs three time in six years. “So go in there, and we slug it out. All I really care about is that 53 guys believe.”The Saints (13-3) were a consensus eight-point favorite in the betting lines on Monday, sporting the best record for a No. 3 seed since 2011. That season, just like this one, Green Bay and San Francisco got the first-round byes, and New Orleans was a 13-win No. 3 seed. That team, just like this one eight years later, was directed by the indefatigable Drew Brees, who’s now the all-time NFL leader in career touchdown passes among so many other accolades.“It’s hard to trick him, because he reads things so quickly,” Zimmer said.If anyone in the league can do it, it’s probably Zimmer, whose defense held Brees and the Saints scoreless for 43-plus minutes in their divisional-round matchup two seasons ago before the rally that preceded the “Minneapolis Miracle” touchdown pass the Vikings needed on the last play to win.Th ingeir pass coverage, particularly on league-leading receiver Michael Thomas, will have to be at its best. With cornerback Xavier Rhodes grinding through a rough season, two years after he was an All-Pro, the Vikings have been as vulnerable in the secondary as ever since Zimmer arrived.“We have the same mindset that we’ve had all year: being aggressive, attacking the ball whether it’s in the run game or the pass game,” safety Anthony Harris said.WHAT’S WORKINGWith a boost from backup defensive ends Ifeadi Odenigbo and Stephen Weatherly, the Vikings racked up 15 sacks over their last four games. That pass rush was a factor in the 13 turnovers forced during that span, too. To succeed against Brees, generating pressure from the front four without a heavy blitz package will be critical.WHAT NEEDS HELPThe pass protection has been vastly improved from last year, but it fell apart against Green Bay a week ago, the last game that carried meaning for the Vikings and their postseason positioning. Keeping Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan away from quarterback Kirk Cousins will be a top priority for offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski and his staff.STOCK UPKicker Dan Bailey rather quietly finished fourth in the league in field goal percentage (93.1), making 19 such kicks in a row over the last nine games. Though three of his four missed extra points this season came during that stretch, Bailey has finally stabilized a critical position that had given the Vikings fits throughout Zimmer’s tenure. The holding by punter Britton Colquitt and snapping by rookie Austin Cutting must get some of the credit, too.STOCK DOWNDefensive end Everson Griffen had a solid comeback season from the five-game hiatus he had to take last year for mental health treatment, but only one of his eight sacks came in December. The 32-year-old will be an offseason cut candidate for salary-cap relief, given his age and the emergence of Odenigbo.INJUREDThe Vikings held their top two running backs, Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle), out of the last two games to rest injuries for the playoffs, but all indications are they’ll be good to go to play the Saints. Linebacker Eric Kendricks (quadriceps) was the only other player held out of the final regular-season game against Chicago for injury.KEY NUMBER2 — The number of victories for the Vikings in their last 18 road games in the playoffs. Though seven of the franchise’s nine head coaches and hundreds of players have taken part, that’s a span of 45 years. The only such wins were in the wild-card round at New York after the 1997 season and at Green Bay after the 2004 season.The road team won three of four wild card round games in the NFL last year and two of four the previous season.NEXT STEPSRe-establishing Cook as the dual threat he was during the first half of the season would go a long way toward taking pressure off Cousins and setting up a deep run through the playoffs. The Pro Bowl pick finished with 1,654 yards from scrimmage in 14 games, still good for seventh in the league, but in his last six games he averaged well under four yards per rush.___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL LIVE TV COMMENT Written By
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Venezuela government has withdrawn from talks with the opposition to protest the decision by the United States to impose new sanctions on the Maduro government earlier this week.Last week, Norway said representatives of the Venezuelan government and the opposition would continue to hold talks here in an effort to find a solution to the economic and political crisis in the South American country.“Τhe parties have reiterated their willingness to advance in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution,” Norway’s Foreign Ministry said then.Norway has been acting as a mediator to end the political crisis that has gripped the South American country ever since Opposition Leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president and received the backing of several western countries led by the United States.President Nicolas Maduro, who has the backing of Cuba, China, and Russia, was sworn into office for a second consecutive term earlier this year and has rebuked Guaido’s attempt at unseating him.But the Trump administration earlier this week announced that it was freezing the US assets of the Venezuelans government.“We Venezuelans have watched with profound indignation how the chief of the opposition, Juan Guaido, celebrates, promotes and supports these harmful actions against our nation’s sovereignty and our peoples’ most basic human rights,” the government said in a statement.The statement stopped short of stating that Caracas would abandon the talks, adding it would “review the mechanisms of this process to ensure its continuation is truly effective and harmonious with the interests of the people”.Maduro said that while he favours dialogue, he will not stand by idly as his opponents cheer on punitive measures by Washington that he believes will worsen hardships in the country.“Under these conditions, no,” he said promising to lead a “counteroffensive” from the constitutional assembly to “bring justice to the sellouts and traitors.”
As the World Cup moved into the knockout stage, Onefootball had already experienced two weeks of astonishing engagement through more than 15.5 million match predictions.The Berlin-based football media platform confirmed that across the 48 group stage matches, more than 15.5 million predictions were submitted through its match-prediction feature.This is the first step in bringing the user to voice their opinion, which naturally leads them into a betting mood. As a result, this has proven itself as a very effective conversion driver for betting partners.The massive number of predictions is a huge boost for Onefootball, and a clear indication of the synergy it facilitates between a contextual product integration and native advertising to male football fans, as the company enters international partnerships with betting companies.As a result of this surge in activity, Onefootball is confident of breaking the overall record for unique match predictions in a single month, and the 1 million mark for unique predictions on a single match before the World Cup concludes on 15 July.The current record for a single month stands at 25 million predictions, while the most placed on a single match is more than 860,000 for Brazil’s win over Mexico on 2 July.Caspar von Klot, VP Business Development of Onefootball, said: “Onefootball has great insight into what football fans around the world want, and this allows us to create an in-app experience that drives engagement and time spent in the app.“As it becomes increasingly evident that sport fans are likely to engage with a product if there is an element of gamification, at Onefootball we have successfully prioritised the match-prediction feature as a key part of the user experience.” Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon InsiderSport: On The Ball – Revenues, Legal battles and the Coup de la Ligue September 27, 2019 Share Onefootball strengthens Sportradar partnership to drive OTT ambitions September 27, 2019 Sportradar secures new partnership with DISH October 4, 2019