Invisible Issue

first_imgNZ Herald 4 April 2014The main political parties are quietly ignoring a Green candidate’s comments about the need to review abortion laws. Both sides of the argument agree the law is a mess and want it changed – but in different directions. However, MPs don’t seem keen on reopening what would be a painful and contentious debate. Another example was the recent report of Parliament’s justice and electoral committee on its financial review of the abortion supervisory committee. Despite various issues being raised, the select committee had “no matters to bring to the attention of the House”. There seems to be an unwritten agreement between the major parties that abortion should remain a no-go zone.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11231837&ref=rsslast_img read more

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Neymar makes generous donation to help fight coronavirus pandemic

first_imgParis-Saint Germain star Neymar has made a hefty donation to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazil forward secretly donated five million Brazilian Real (around £769,000) to humanitarian agency UNICEF and to a solidarity fund set up by celebrities. Neymar made the donation in secret but a Brazilian TV show revealed him to be the benefactor The money will be used to help treat coronavirus and to provide support for those struggling because of the impact of the global outbreak. Former Barcelona ace Neymar made the donation under the radar, but was revealed as the benefactor by Brazilian TV show Fofocalizando. He is the latest sports star to stump up cash to help efforts to fight the virus, which has claimed more than 50,000 lives around the world.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… center_img Match of the Day host and former England striker Gary Lineker has pledged two months’ worth of his £1.75million salary to the British Red Cross. And tennis world number one Novak Djokovic has donated €1million (£877,000) to buy medical equipment in his native Serbia. Gary Lineker has pledged two months’ salary to help fight the coronavirus pandemic Read Also: French club names Brown Ideye in team of the decade And there are growing calls for the world’s top footballers and clubs to do more to help out. Carlos Tevez urged his fellow footballers to waive their wages for an entire year to help the fight against coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Duterte signs new sin tax reform law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure increasing taxes on alcohol, heated tobacco and vapor products. Apart from imposing additional sin taxes, the law also includes a provision making medicines for heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol exempted from value-added tax (VAT) starting January 2020. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed President Duterte’s signing of Republic Act 11467 on Wednesday evening. President Duterte, in November last year, certified the measure as urgent, saying tax adjustments would “address the urgent need” to fund Universal Health Care. “The measure is a win-win situation as it seeks to curb vices while supporting the nationwide health program and exempting specific prescription medicines from VAT,” Panelo said. Under the new law, the government is set to generate around P24.9 billion in revenues, which will be used for the implementation of the Universal Health Care program, Health Facilities Enhancement Program of the Department of Health and programs seeking to attain the country’s Sustainable Development Goals. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Annual General Membership Meeting of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on January 21, 2020. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO Medicines for mental health, cancer, tuberculosis, and kidney diseases will also be VAT-free beginning on January 2023. In July last year, the President also signed a law raising excise taxes on cigarettes by P45 per pack by 2020, P50 per pack by 2021, P55 per pack by 2022, and P60 per pack by 2023./PN read more

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4 BPO employees contract COVID-19

first_imgThe call center management, according to Treñas, finally allowed CHO personnel to conduct testing on July 30, but only for a limited number of its employees. “Our priority is the lives of the people, that is why we need to move fast to stop the spread of the virus,” Treñas reiterated. One of the call center agents had exposure to a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, the sourced added.    “It was only in the morning of July 30 that they allowed our city health office to start conducting swab testing. To my surprise, they allowed us to swab a few of their agents,” Treñas lamented. “To set the record straight, Friday last week, we informed the BPO [company] that they should start testing their employees with the help of our city health,” Treñas said. He urged the management to cooperate and be transparent. While the company’s management has yet to issue an official statement, Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed these COVID-19 cases on Thursday. On the same day, Treñas ordered the CHO to conduct COVID-19 testing of personnel who may have come in contact with those infected employees, but were not initially allowed. “We are talking about the lives of the people. I humbly ask everyone to cooperate with us,” Treñas appealed./PN ILOILO City – Four employees of a BPO firm in Mandurriao district contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He said it was on July 24 when the City Health Office (CHO) informed the call center that some of its employees got infected. On Thursday, he convened with the management of other call centers or business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in this city to ask for their cooperation if similar incidents will occur in the future. These four employees included three call center agents on work-from-home arrangement and an onsite agency personnel, a source told Panay News.last_img read more

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Allardyce hopes Kirchhoff learns quickly after torrid welcome to Premier League

first_img Shortly afterwards Mousa Dembele arrowed in a second for Tottenham before Kirchhoff’s token attempt at blocking an Eriksen shot from distance saw the ball loop up off his leg and past debutant goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The defender’s abject afternoon was compounded when he tripped Danny Rose in the penalty area to allow Harry Kane to sweep home the resulting spot-kick and Allardyce admits the former Germany Under-21 international needs time to adapt. “There wasn’t a lot he could do about the deflection,” he told BBC Sport. “But the penalty, you don’t hang a leg out there unless you’re certain you’ll win the ball. Hopefully he’ll learn quickly. “It’s a bit risky signing players from abroad in January but we have to take that risk. Hopefully he learns from today. “Our legs were running out and I wanted to make sure we had the energy to stay in the game. “John O’Shea and Wes Brown are in their late 30s so they will obviously feel the pace of the game. The extra defender was to tighten it up.” Allardyce, whose side remain in the bottom three as they battle against the drop, also hit out at his players for conceding so soon after getting in front at White Hart Lane. The 25-year-old was signed from Bayern Munich during the week and came on at White Hart Lane with the scores level – but made several errors as Spurs came from behind to seal a 4-1 win. Patrick van Aanholt had fired the Black Cats ahead only for Christian Eriksen to level for the hosts 91 seconds later and, with Sunderland on course for a point, Allardyce introduced Kirchhoff from the bench in place of Danny Graham. Press Association “Our players put themselves in one fantastic position and then in the space of a minute conceded. It’s one of the reasons we ended up losing,” he added. “If we came in at half-time 1-0 up we could have built on that. It was a really sloppy thing to do. We ran out of legs in the end. “In the last quarter you could see physically we were tiring. I changed the shape but that didn’t work. “The scoreline, 4-1, looks more comfortable than it was. I’m disappointed we’ve lost 4-1. I could have accepted 2-1.” While Sunderland remain in a scrap for survival, Spurs got back to winning ways having lost at home to fellow top-four hopefuls Leicester in midweek. Head coach Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with his side’s reaction in both bouncing back from that loss and recovering so swiftly from van Aanholt’s opener – but is refusing to talk of winning the title. “It was a very important victory a good reaction,” he said. “It was a good performance. I’m very pleased, another great effort from the team and the squad and I’m very happy. “I think it is early to start to speak about the title, we need to improve a lot and learn a lot, we are a young squad. It is important to keep working hard because in football the situation can turn quickly. “It is true we are in a good position, we are fourth in the table but we need to keep working hard and to win the next game. “Always for me, the end starts when you have 10, 9, 8 games left. That is the realistic time (to talk about winning trophies).” Sam Allardyce admits it was a risk signing Jan Kirchhoff after the defender endured a debut to forget in Sunderland’s defeat at Tottenham.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in the Brickyard 400. Zachary Price was pinned between Blaney’s No. 12 car and another car, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road 16 laps into the race. Five of the drivers were checked at Indianpaolis Motor Speedway’s infield medical center and were released. Blaney, meanwhile, returned to the race. NASCAR said Price had been transported to a hospital for further evaluation. — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus. Martinez says the two players took their tests Wednesday before reporting to Nationals Park and that some are still awaiting their results. Reliever Sean Doolittle minutes earlier lamented not having his COVID-19 test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”— The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.— The Oakland Athletics’ first full-squad workout was pushed back from Sunday following the July 4 holiday given the club hadn’t received results from position player intake testing done Friday, according to general manager David Forst. Manager Bob Melvin is eager to get everybody on the field together at the Coliseum while understanding he must be flexible during this fluid time. — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations. The Brewers held a March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted less than a week later because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yelich’s deal was finalized before the loss of revenue from Major League Baseball’s shortened season and labor unrest created at least some uncertainty about the game’s financial future. He says everybody is in a unique situation this season.— Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked wife Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. Correa’s wife was Miss Texas in 2016. The pair wed in the Dominican Republic in December. Correa spoke at length after Sunday’s workout about the importance of personal responsibility among the players if they hope to get through this 60-game season. It’s scheduled to begin July 23 or July 24. In other news from baseball’s summer training: — Cleveland Indians’ Manager Terry Francona believes it’s time for the team to change their nickname. Francona says the Indians should “move forward” and consider a new name. The American League team has been called the Indians since 1915. On Friday, the team released a statement saying it was committed to determine a “best path forward with regard to our team name.” The move came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to review their contentious logo and nickname. Last year, the Indians removed the much-criticized Chief Wahoo logo from their game worn caps and jerseys.— Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder.— The San Francisco Giants expect Pablo Sandoval to be in baseball shape and ready to contribute when games begin later this month. Sandoval’s larger size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as baseball begins again. Manager Gabe Kapler expressed empathy for the scrutiny Sandoval faces over his fluctuating weight and is confident the 2012 World Series MVP can make an impact as both an infielder, switch-hitting slugger off the bench or as designated hitter.NHL-SEASON Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third.The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race.F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISMF1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. MLB-TANAKA Tanaka back in ballpark, but on concussion protocolNEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week. The Yankees are planning to hold intrasquad night games Monday and Tuesday in the Bronx as they prepare for the July 23 start of a 60-game regular season condensed by the coronavirus pandemic. Tanaka is in concussion protocol after a CT scan came back negative. Manager Aaron Boone says it looks like the Japanese right-hander “dodged a bullet.” Update on the latest sports That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back.But six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.”Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May.NASCAR-CREW MEMBER INJUREDBlaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluation NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume seasonUNDATED (AP) — Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. The league’s board of governors and players’ executive committee and full membership must approve it for it to happen. If ratified, the agreement will end a pandemic-forced shutdown for 31 teams across North America that began in mid-March. Games would resume in late July or early August with 24 teams taking part in expanded playoffs, finishing with the Stanley Cup being awarded in October. NBA-BUCKScenter_img Bucks shut training facilityUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility following the team’s Friday round of testing for the coronavirus. Bucks officials confirmed Sunday that they had closed the facility and that they aren’t planning to reopen it before leaving for Florida on Thursday to prepare for the NBA’s resumption of the season at Walt Disney World.GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDeChambeau takes the ClassicDETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 34-year-old’s decision at least temporarily ends his bid to revive his career. The news comes amid growing unease in major league clubhouses with the season less than three weeks away. DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 at Detroit Golf Club to finish at a career-best 23-under 265. DeChambeau came into the week with six straight top-eight finishes and was the only player with top 10s in the first three events after the restart from the coronavirus. He won for the first time since the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in November 2018. Matthew Wolff was second.F1-AUSTRIAN GPBottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty. Stars Christian Yelich and Jose Altuve say they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season.The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park.The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.In other virus-related baseball developments: July 5, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

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Liverpool interested in Villa signing.

first_imgIt’s being reported that Liverpool are interested in signing Fabian Delph from Aston Villa.According to a report in today’s Irish Mirror the 25 year old is seen as a long term replacement for Steven Gerrard.Meanwhile Mario Balotelli has apologised to his Liverpool team-mates and fans, after picking up a one-match ban for breaching the F-A’s social media rules. The Italian striker will miss the Reds’ clash with Arsenal on Sunday, and has been fined 25-thousand pounds by the F-A for a controversial Instagram post.last_img

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Dream11, U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers: Team news and match prediction

first_img First Published: 10th October, 2019 16:03 IST Written By U Mumba and Haryana Steelers are ready to face each other on Thursday, October 10. The match will be held at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida (19:30). You can also play the match on the fantasy game app – Dream11. Here are the playing VII predictions for the U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers upcoming match. SUBSCRIBE TO US U Mumba – Abhishek Singh (R), Fazel Atrachali (D), Sandeep Narwal (AR), Athul MS (R) Haryana Steelers – Vikash Kandola (R), Sunil (D), Vinay (R) Devika Pawar Also read | PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers’ Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsDream11: U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers team prediction Also read | UP Yoddha, PKL 2019: Road To Playoffs, Performances And ResultsAlso read | PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers Qualify For Playoffs With A Stellar Win NOTE: R = Raider  D = Defender AR = All-rounder Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 16:03 IST Dream11, U Mumba Vs Haryana Steelers: Team News And Match Prediction U Mumba and Haryana Steelers to face each other on Thursday, October 10, at 19:30 IST, here are the Dream11 predictions and player details for the match Also read | PKL 2019: U Mumba’s Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsHaryana SteelersHaryana Steelers is currently ranked third on the Pro Kabaddi points table. Unsurprisingly, Vikash Kandola is their top performer with 172 raid points. Captain Dharmaraj ‘Anna’ Cheralathan and right corner defender Sunil have been leading Haryana’s defence. Debutant Vinay has also impressed the fans with 105 raid points in Pro Kabaddi season 7. FOLLOW US Dream11, U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers: Player details and performancesU MumbaAs per the current Pro Kabaddi points table, U Mumba is ranked fifth. Abhishek Singh, with impressive 125 raid points, is their best performer. Captain Fazel Atrachali, along with Surinder Singh, lead U Mumba’s defence. Sandeep Narwal has also picked up his pace in the past few matches. He has scored 61 total points this PKL season. Young raiders Athul MS and Arjun Deshwal have also been performing consistently this season. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTlast_img read more

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New Gaelic Players Association CEO announced

first_imgThe ex Kildare player says his initial priority is to assess where they are as an organisation and to listen to the views of all of their members and stakeholders. Earley says they have to challenge themselves as an organisation and as individuals.last_img

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World Cup: Aiteo’s Support Motivates Super Eagles to Victory against Iceland

first_imgAiteo is currently one of the foremost football sponsors in Africa. In April 2017, Aiteo signed a deal with the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) to pump in N2.5 billion into the National teams within five years. In its bid to support the local teams, Aiteo took over the sponsorship of Nigeria’s oldest football tournament, the Federation cup, now renamed Aiteo cup. Aiteo is now the official optimum partner of the Super Eagles in the Russia 2018 World Cup. Aiteo also sponsored the last edition of the CAF awards, as well as the first ever NFF awards in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram According to Benedict Peters, the Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Global Group, the Group’s sponsorship of the theme song is yet another demonstration of its commitment to promoting football in Nigeria as a means of uniting the people.“Football is a phenomenon in Nigeria. You can see and feel its power on every street. It galvanizes unity amongst our people, irrespective of ethnic or class differences. As the World Cup kicks off, we solidly throw our weight behind our national team and its ever-effervescent supporters spread across the globe. We look forward to football moments that will become historic as the Eagles play to covet the World Cup trophy,” he said. Aiteo’s motivation comes in form of promise of a financial reward of $50, 000 dollars (N18 million) for every goal unanswered by their opponents. Owing to this, energy giant, and premium optimum sponsors, AITEO have expressed their happiness about Eagles deserved victory and have immediately re-echoed their promise of splashing out the sum of $50,000 to the team for every unreturned goal being scored. And being that the team happened to have scored two goals, without any being returned, this will leave the team carting home a whopping $100,000 (about N36mn), from AITEO. Perhaps no Nigerian player remembers this fact more than Ahmed Musa, the man of the match who netted a brace against Iceland. Or could it be that during the half time break that changed everything, Coach Gernot Rohr reminded them of Aiteo’s promise?After a trying first half without a shot on target, Nigeria came into the second half looking menacing. Musa’s two spectacular goals were enough to melt down the snow men from Iceland. Now we are looking at a whopping N36 million for the Eagles.center_img Aiteo has also commissioned a theme song for the Super Eagles, which was done by Phyno and Olamide, two of Nigeria’s hottest artistesTwo weeks ago, during the unveiling of the Super Eagles theme song for the Super Eagles, the Deputy CEO of the company, Francis Peters had reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the National team and told Nigerians: “For every un-responded goal by the Super Eagles in the World Cup, we will donate $50, 000 dollars (N18 million)”. Nigeria is back in contention for second round qualification from group D after defeating Iceland 2-0 in an exciting encounter on June 22, 2018, thanks to the resurgence of the Super Eagles, and the motivation from Energy giant, Aiteo.last_img read more

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