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first_imgLOS ANGELES – Arron Afflalo usually gets the attention of his opponents for his scoring ability, but the UCLA junior believes he will be the focus of California’s Ayinde Ubaka for another reason. When UCLA beat the Bears last month in Berkeley, Ubaka was shut down. At the time, he led Cal in scoring but was shut out by Afflalo. So when Cal visits No. 4 UCLA tonight, Afflalo knows he needs to be ready. “I’m sure he’s looking forward to it,” Afflalo said. “I’ll guard him and try to get the same result, but he’s a competitive player and I’m sure he’s more upset about the loss than his own personal performance.” Ubaka, who is averaging 14 points per game, was 0 for 8 against the Bruins. He missed several open shots, and even when he was near the basket, shied away from contact. After UCLA’s 62-46 win, Cal coach Ben Braun said Ubaka was ill, which contributed to his poor play. The outing certainly was different from the 18 points Ubaka scored in Cal’s 68-61 win at Pauley last season. “I have great respect for Ubaka,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He killed us here a year ago. He had 18 here a year ago. He was sick when we played them up there, and did not play well. I know he’ll want to come back and really take it at us.” Howland has used reserve center/power forward Alfred Aboya much more in the last six weeks because of the energy of the sophomore big man. center_img In UCLA’s first 15 games, Aboya averaged 13.5 minutes, 3.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. In the Bruins’ last 11 games, Aboya is playing 21.3 minutes, scoring 4.5 points and grabbing six rebounds. “His rebounds per minute, especially on the offensive end, are far better than anybody, including Luc (Richard Mbah a Moute), on the team,” Howland said. Aboya is tied with Mbah a Moute with 36 offensive rebounds in Pac-10 play. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img1 Wayne Rooney Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes does not believe his old club have the quality up front to be a force in Europe this season.Scholes drew criticism from United manager Louis van Gaal in October when he described United as boring but the former Red Devils player did not see enough in the 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven to change his mind.The draw left United second in Group B with a tricky final game away to leaders Wolfsburg.Scholes told BT Sport Europe: “We keep saying defensively they’re sound and I think they are but their forward play just wasn’t good enough tonight.“You look at these teams across Europe, your Bayern Munichs, your Barcelonas it’s the players up front who make the difference.”Scholes even suggested the United players looked tired in the final half an hour at Old Trafford.“PSV were the better team in the last 30 minutes. I think they struggled for fitness, United, they looked really tired.”Scholes also repeated his boring jibe.“I keep saying it’s boring, I know, but he has sorted the defence out. Attacking wise they don’t look a threat, they don’t look good enough, they don’t look like they’re going to go and score goals.“I think maybe he’s set up his team to be very good defensively because he thinks, maybe, he hasn’t got the quality up front.”last_img read more

first_img1 Genk have told Arsenal they have no plans to sell wonderkid Sander Berge this summer.The 19-year-old has earned rave reviews in Belgium since heading there from Norwegian club Valerenga in January.Arsenal have taken notice of the midfielder and they had been linked with an £18m swoop during the summer transfer window.But, according to Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg, Genk have warned everyone that Berge is not for sale.The Belgian side view the Norway international as a key part of their plans for next season and will not let him go.Arsenal will no doubt be disappointed by the news, but the decision will also be a blow to Everton and Sevilla – who are fans of Berge too. Sander Berge on international duty for Norway last_img

first_imgClub person Richard McCarthy[left] receives award from club chairman Paul OGaraTir Chonaill AC NotesBundoran 10 challengeThe organising committee of the Cara Bundoran 10 report a huge entry for Saturday’s event. On-line entry closed last night – Wednesday at midnight. Only the first 1,000 entries are guaranteed goodie bags and a long sleeved technical t-shirt. Entries after the online deadline can be handed into any Cara outlet, dotted across the North West or on Friday evening/Saturday morning at the registration desk in the Magh Eine College, gymnasium. This year’s event includes in addition to the traditional 10mile a 10K, team prizes in both races, €4,000 in prizes, outstanding hospitality and goodie bags for the first 1,000 entries, chip timing for all competitors, an enjoyable family day. Proceeds from The Cara Bundoran 10 Challenge 2013 will support the work of The North West Hospice and three local chapters of the St. Vincent Paul· Last Sunday morning the following club athletes raced the in the 2nd run of the Finn Valley 5k series. Congrats and well done to Richard McCarthy M50 18.22; Brendan Hoey, SM and Donal Haughey, M55 19.26 .All three will contest the Cara 10 on Saturday.· Good luck to Daniel Gallagher U17 and Mark McGuiness Senior who contest the Irish Schools at Jordanstown next Saturday. Both qualified in recent weeks via Ulster District and Ulster finals for this prestigious event 2012 Awards eveningAt a very pleasant and enjoyable social occasion on Sunday evening last in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town the club recognised the numerous achievements of club members during 2012. Over one hundred members and friends attended and heard Chairman Paul O’Gara summarise a most successful year before making presentations. Paul congratulated and thanked all who represented the club during 2012. ‘From the juvenile athlete at local level, to the master athlete who ran a local 5k to those that contested National X/C and marathon to the club athletes that represented Ireland with distinction at World Junior, Europa Cup and schools International and British C/ships’ –Paul also recognised and praised ‘the numerous coaches who give so much of their time and expertise, club sponsors and in particular Cara Pharmacy, the media, and the local community support received during 2012’. Finally he thanked Martin McGowan, representing Donegal Hardware, who sponsored the awards on the night.Senior Athlete of the year – Mary McLoone, National Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump champion 2012 and member of Irish Europa Cup teamMaster Female Athlete –Marie Rooney, winner of gold, silver and bronze medals at Nationals Indoors, finished 3rd in her category at National Masters X/C and led club team to National x/c silver medalsMaster Male Athlete – Paul Ward – ran an outstanding 9mins 40secs for 3k at the National Indoors in Athlone and won numerous category prizes on the road during 2012Coach of the year Kevin McGlynn joined the Tir Chonaill club three years ago. In addition to his successful cycling, running and tri-athlon exploits in the interim period he became involved in coaching and leading one of the clubs training/fit4life groups. Currently the group numbers over forty and train on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Many of Kevin’s group have successfully ran their first race, conquered 5k,10k, half marathon and marathon distances. His positive and fun filled approach to the sport has left all fortunate enough to know him looking forward to group led sessions and accepting new challengesClub person of the yearRichard McCarthy is involved in every area of the club. He is a Nationally ranked Master athlete, he coaches middle distance and S&C groups weekly throughout the year. The new club facility in Donegal Town was planned, designed and its construction overseen by Richard. The Tir Chonaill club has its high standing in the community thanks to members like Richard McCarthy.Juvenile Awards Overall Male –Karl Griffin – 17 year old Karl qualified and represented Ireland in the World Juniors in Barcelona; smashed the national U18 -800m record -1.49.63, finished 2nd in the Irish Senior Indoors at the Odyssey, Belfast and won numerous National titles during 2012.Overall Female – Kate McGowan – 15 year old Kate smashed the Celtic U16 80 Hurdles record in Aberdeen, finished 2nd in the British U17 80m Hurdles at Bedford and won a host of Indoor and outdoor titles within Ireland. She was also a member of successful and record breaking club and schools relay teams at National level.SprintsFemale – 16 years old Kelly Mc Grory,in the demanding U17 300m Hurdles finished 2nd in the British c/ships at Bedford in late August, 3rd in the International schools in London in July plus a number of Indoor/Outdoor National titles in 60m,100m,100m H, 200m and 300m H.Male –15 year old Christopher O’Loughlan, impressed at provincial level and qualified for National finals in b sprints and hurdles.ThrowsFemale – 14 years old Chloe Masterson in the technical hammer event was successful in Ulster clubs and schools and finished an excellent 5th at the Irish c/ships in TullamoreMale – 12 years old Mark Campbell continues to improve and finished in top three at Ulster Indoors and outdoors and top six at National level.JumpsFemale 16years old Emma Brady, won the National U17 triple jump title and was a member of successful school and club relay teamsMale 18 years old Chritopher Doherty , has progressed successfully through the various age groups within the club and won the National title in the Pole Vault in his age group.Middle DistanceFemale -15years old Sarah Timoney, a member of the clubs race walking group, had numerous outstanding performances at Ulster club and schools levels and finished 4th in the Nationals in TullamoreMale 17 years old Mark McGuiness, lowered his times in the 1,500m and 3,000m as the year unfolded and was a silver medal winner in the later at the National c/ships with a best of 9mins 8.6secs.Special awards were also made to athletes that represented the club with distinction in Ulster and All Ireland competitions.Kevin Mc Glynn receives awardMaster Athlete female -Marie Rooney receives awardMaster athlete –male –Paul Ward receives awardOverall Boy Karl Griffin receives awardOverall Girl –Kate McGowan receives awardSprint Girl –Kelly Mc Grory receives awardEndurance Boy Mark McGuiness receives awardEndurance Girl – Sarah Timoney receives awardNational Medal Winner Katie HoadNational Medal Winner Eva McMullanNational Medal Winner Hannah CampbellNational Medal Winner Caolan O’CallaghanATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS – AWARDS NIGHT PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 5th, 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:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS – AWARDS NIGHT PICTURE SPECIALlast_img read more

first_imgRandom Access Memory (RAMs) of computers placed at the office of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee CEO Jarnail Singh were stolen allegedly by an employee who was arrested, police sources said today.Pantry boy Umesh was apprehended from the Organising Committee Office in Jantar Mantar on October 18 after he was purportedly caught on a CCTV stealing computer parts, they said.He has been allegedly stealing RAMs installed at the OC office for the past one month, a senior police official said.”He has stolen the RAMs from the office of the OC CEO also,” the official said, adding Umesh was sent to police custody after his production in court.Investigators said no important files were lost due to the theft as the hard drives have already been seized.With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgBoth Ranvijay Singh and Kamlesh Pathak figure in the listBoth Ranvijay Singh and Kamlesh Pathak figure in the list of eight candidates for the Legislative Council polls.Others are Balram Yadav, Shatrudra Prakash, Yashwant Singh, Bukkal Nawab, Ram Sundar Das and Jagjivan Ram.The Governor had clarified that under Article 171(5) of the Constitution, MLCs are to be nominated from five fields ? literature, art, science, cooperative movement and social service, and these belonged to none of these category.The support of 37 MLAs would be needed for a candidates victory the Rajya Sabha polls.As per the existing strength of different parties in the 403-member state Assembly, Samajwadi Party with 227 MLAs would be able to get six nominees elected to the Rajya Sabha, the BSP two, and BJP one. Of the nine seats falling vacant, BSP has six and SP three. PTI ABN SMI TIR SK SKlast_img read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market drifted slightly lower at the end of a positive week.The S&P/TSX composite index slipped 12.74 points to 14,689.55.The Canadian dollar erased early gains to move up 0.1 of a cent to 91.9 cents US while the latest inflation data showed rising price pressures.Statistics Canada reported that the consumer price index for April rose at an annualized rate of 2%, in line with expectations and up from 1.5% the previous month.On a monthly basis, the CPI was up 0.3%, lower than the 0.4% reading that had been forecast.U.S. indexes were higher heading into the Memorial Day long weekend with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 36.2 points to 16,579.28, the Nasdaq was 2.79 points higher to 4,157.13 and the S&P 500 index climbed 2.16 points to 1,894.65.Traders looked ahead to the release of new-home sales data for April. Economists expect that sales rebounded for the month, with the annual rate rising to 429,000 from 384,000 in March. But that is still below levels of 446,000 a year ago.The TSX registered a solid gain Thursday in the wake of quarterly earnings results from Royal Bank and TD Bank that blew past analyst expectations. The rest of the big banks report next week.The earnings helped push the TSX financial sector up 1.25% this week. The other big gainer has been the base metals group, up 1.5% for the week, in part due to data showing a strengthening Chinese manufacturing sector.The energy sector was little changed while July crude in New York gained 32 cents to US$104.06 a barrel.The gold sector led decliners, down 0.25% as June bullion faded $1.80 to US$1,293.20 an ounce.July copper rose two cents to US$3.16 a pound and the base metals sector was off 0.1%.In corporate news, Republic Airways’ CEO Bryan Bedford says the carrier has no plans to cancel its large order of the new Bombardier CSeries jet.Questions have been raised about the airline’s intentions for the aircraft after it announced a refocus of its regional service, which includes the phasing out of 50- and 100-seat planes to focus on Bombardier’s Q400 turbo and Embraer’s 170/175. But its shares fell six cents to $3.77 on reports that Moscow has raised questions about whether a deal with the transport giant to build Q400 turboprop aircraft in Russia will go through.Elsewhere on the economic front, a closely watched survey shows that German business confidence has dipped, with companies less optimistic about both their current situation and the outlook for the next six months. The Ifo institute said Friday that its confidence index, a key indicator for Europe’s biggest economy, slipped to 110.4 points this month from 111.2 in April.Standard & Poor’s rating agency has upgraded Spain’s sovereign credit grade a notch to BBB, the third agency to do so in recent months and a further sign the country is turning the corner after five years of economic turmoil. The agency cited improved economic prospects and praising the conservative government’s structural and labour reforms since 2010. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PepsiCo, Mondelez deal would reunite powerful women CEOs Indra Nooyi, Irene Rosenfeld NEW YORK, N.Y. – If soda-and-snack-food giant PepsiCo were to eat up Oreo cookie-maker Mondelez, as an activist investor is proposing, the deal would reunite two of the most powerful women in the food industry.Nelson Peltz, an investor who has stakes in both companies, said during an interview on CNBC Tuesday that he wants PepsiCo Inc. to spin off its underperforming beverage business and beef up its Frito-Lay snack business with Mondelez.The New York native knows both women, having played a behind-the-scenes role in the creation of Mondelez and engaging in talks with PepsiCo about its restructuring options. Peltz has disclosed stakes worth $1.23 billion in Mondelez and $951.8 million in PepsiCo.Some industry analysts believe a merger is possible.Consumer Edge Research CEO Bill Pecoriello has noted that the global snack business is much more attractive to PepsiCo than the soda business, which has been declining for years in developed markets such as the U.S.In fact, Consumer Edge issued a report in March detailing how a merged PepsiCo and Mondelez would work in markets around the world. The report found that the combined company would benefit because there are many regions where one of the companies has a big presence and the other doesn’t.Little is known publicly about the relationship between PepsiCo’s glamorous CEO, Indra Nooyi, and Irene Rosenfeld, the top executive at Mondelez, who tends to stay out of the spotlight. But the paths they took to the top of their respective companies intersected briefly when Rosenfeld left Kraft to join PepsiCo as head of its Frito-Lay division in 2004.At the time, Nooyi was serving as PepsiCo’s chief financial officer and was regarded as a strong contender for the top spot. In 2006, Rosenfeld ended up leaving to return to Kraft as CEO; Nooyi was promoted to CEO at PepsiCo less than two months later.Without providing details, a spokesman said Nooyi keeps in touch with Rosenfeld, with whom she has a warm relationship.As the chief executives of two of the country’s biggest snack food makers, they’ve dealt with many of same pressures, including the push to make their products healthier and the spotlight that comes with being among the ranks of women CEOs in the Fortune 500.Nooyi is a high-profile figure whose name has been bandied about for various high-profile positions including the head of the World Bank. The 57-year-old appears at home in front of the cameras, whether she’s making appearances on CNBC’s “Mad Money” with Jim Cramer or talking about her days in a rock band while growing up in India.She has said that her greatest extravagance is clothes, given the fact that she can’t be seen in public wearing the same outfit too many times.Rosenfeld, meanwhile, is known among reporters for closely sticking to sound bites in interviews. She doesn’t seem as comfortable around the press, but people who’ve known her say that she is warmer in private.And although impeccably dressed, the Chinese publication Modern Weekly once noted that Rosenfeld was wearing a brooch she had been spotted wearing in several other published photos.“You can clearly see where she chooses to devote her time,” the publication wrote in apparent praise.Even though both women were influenced by music and sports in their youths, the specifics of their experiences diverge. Nooyi played in a rock band and an all-girls cricket team. Rosenfeld still loves playing the piano, opting for John Denver songs but preferring Bach and Vivaldi when she’s listening. In high school, she was the point guard on the basketball team.In an interview with the Financial Times last summer, she explained why she liked the position.“You call the shots, you call the plays,” she said. “I kind of went in and out of people’s legs, and I still do that, to a large extent.”Both are also familiar with the heat that comes when failing to satisfy investors. In late 2011, Nooyi was facing intense criticism because Pepsi had been losing market share to Coca-Cola over the years.The New York Post — which is known for cartoonish Photoshop creations of top executives — published an image of Nooyi trying to balance on a soda bottle as if it were a surfboard. The nose of the bottle was pointed downward, an apparent illustration of the company’s falling stock price at the time.A few months later, Nooyi announced the “reset” for PepsiCo that would include a major cost-cutting program and increased investment in marketing for its flagship brands.While at Kraft, Rosenfeld’s takeover of British confectioner Cadbury to expand overseas was driven in great part by Peltz. The move set the stage for the split of the company last year, with Rosenfeld and Mondelez walking off with global snack brands such as Oreo and Trident.Kraft held onto slower-growing North American grocery brands such as Jell-O and Miracle Whip.It’s not clear whether Rosenfeld would stay in her position even if an acquisition were to happen. But under her contract, she’s guaranteed three times her base salary plus her target annual incentive pay if she loses her position within two years as a result of a “change in control” of the company._____Follow Candice Choi at by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2013 4:00 pm MDT read more

According to a press release, Dr. Goosby will work towards boosting the profile of the fight against TB and promoting the adoption, financing and implementation of the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) global End TB Strategy after 2015. In addition, he will push for the achievement of the Strategy’s “ambitious international targets” for tuberculosis prevention, care and control while also pursuing the TB 2015 targets described in the Millennium Development Goals.“Dr. Goosby will address these issues by raising the profile of TB in the global, regional and national political and development agendas and by calling for countries with high burden of tuberculosis, as well as donor countries, civil society and the private sector, to promote key actions that contribute to end the tuberculosis epidemic, including resource mobilization for research and development,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said. UN data show that in 2013 an estimated 9 million people developed TB and 1.5 million men, women and children died from the disease which largely affects the poorest and most marginalized communities around the world. Moreover, the problem of antimicrobial resistance, or drug resistance, poses a great threat to tuberculosis control and remains a major concern for global health security. As a result, the End TB Strategy aims to end the global TB epidemic, with targets to reduce TB deaths by 95 per cent and to cut new cases by 90 per cent between 2015 and 2035. Through his new appointment, Dr. Goosby will work closely with the WHO in providing support in carrying out what the Spokesperson’s office has described as a “crucial mission for global health.” read more