Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa EtienneThe Caribbean region could be the first in the world to eliminate HIV by the year 2030, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne has announced.Dr Etienne, who is on her first official visit to Dominica, said during a press conference on Tuesday 7 July 2015, said there are positive signs of the elimination of HIV in the region. However, Dr Etienne advised that it is critical that there are no new cases of the virus.“To eliminate HIV we will have to improve prevention and promotions so we don’t get any new cases,” Dr Etienne said.“We need to improve the diagnosis and we need to diagnose them early and we need to have access to treatment and monitoring of those and we believe that the region can be one of the first to achieve elimination of HIV certainly by 2030,” she said. Last week PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis from mother to child. Dr. Etienne said several Caribbean countries are close to eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV which is “a tremendous achievement for any country”.Dr. Etienne said, according to reports from the National HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit, Dominica has reached the threshold for declaration of elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis.“But for PAHO and WHO, we…send a mission to do all of the background checks and all of the background work that is necessary before we can declare and validate that this elimination has occurred,” Dr. Etienne said. 80 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share HealthLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Caribbean region could eliminate HIV by 2030 by: Dominica Vibes News – July 10, 2015
If you followed Winter Olympics carefully, you know that Curling has been a part of these games for many years. It was not until this year, that it became a prominent talking point in the United States. Low and behold, our men’s team rose from near death and captured the Gold Medal.Most people make light of it as an Olympic sport. If you haven’t tried it, listen to someone who has recently had the experience. Our daughter and son-in-law had the opportunity to take a lesson in Curling on a recent trip to North Carolina. Did you realize the stone is 40 pounds? That why it is pushed and not tossed. The professionals push with their arms, but an amateur is allowed to use a stick similar to playing shuffleboard. Special shoes are required because you are on ice. One foot needs traction for pushing off and the other needs to be slick in order for you to slide with the stone. If you fall, you must get up ASAP so that your body heat does not melt the ice! The brooms actually help guide the stone as well as slow it down or speed it up depending on how you sweep the ice. You might have thought it just took a big guy with a lot of luck to get the stone to reach the circle. Boy, were you wrong!According to Gina, it takes balance, endurance, flexibility, much effort, and a lot of athleticism. I know for a fact that she and Tony now respect a Curling pro!
Kevin Ball is confident he can fulfil the role of caretaker Sunderland manager at the second time of asking. “It was more a case of going out and having a decent training session, which we did. We were lucky, the weather was lovely as well, and we just went out and we had a good session. “We didn’t particularly talk about the game tomorrow night this morning, but after training, we mentioned it and just said about the importance of the game and what we were doing tomorrow. “Before training, it was never mentioned because obviously their heads would have been spinning a little bit as well, a lot of things going on. “I just wanted to watch them in training, see how they performed, see who looked like they were focused, who wasn’t, so that was probably the main thing.” However, Ball left his players in little doubt as to what he expects of them on the pitch after a demoralising start to the season. The 4-2 victory over MK Dons in the last round remains Sunderland’s only success to date this season, and a repeat might at least increase confidence for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool to the Stadium of Light. Ball said: “In terms of that, you want to go out and enjoy the game. However, to enjoy the game, you have to work really hard in and out of possession, do the right things and then talk about giving 100 per cent. “That’s the most you can give and what you should give in every game you play, and you would ask them to do that and I would expect them to demand it from each other as well. “Then in terms of the result, we need to make sure we do all of that first to give the result a chance to take care of itself.” He told SAFSee: “The situation last time was slightly different to this time, but it did give you an experience, whether it be for one or 10 games. “I enjoyed it last time and I hope I feel the same way about this one as well. “It allows you to say, ‘Well, I have done it before, it’s not something that’s unexpected’. “But I think sometimes, you have to get away from the fact that I have been a player for 20 years, I have coached for 10 years, so within that, you do so many things that a manager would do anyhow, it’s not a fantastically, unbelievable step. “It is sometimes a natural progression to be able to do all of those things, so I was quite comfortable with it.” Ball’s first task was to re-group after an eventful weekend which saw Di Canio shown the door in the wake of a 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom which left the club rooted to the foot of the table. He said: “The immediate priority was just to really meet the players, talk to the players, take them out, have a session with them. “Because of the events of the last day or whatever, there’s not a great deal of stuff you could have put into their minds ready for tomorrow night. It was to the 48-year-old development coach that owner Ellis Short turned after dispensing with the services of Paolo Di Canio on Sunday night, and the former Black Cats midfielder took charge of training on Monday morning. Ball filled the role for 10 games in 2006 following Mick McCarthy’s departure, and as he prepared the players for Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup third-round clash with Peterborough, he was not fazed by the prospect. Press Association
Ireland secured a fine three-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their World Cup warm-up match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss and electing to field, Ireland had Afghanistan at 81 for five at one stage before opener Javed Ahmadi (81) and Najbullah Zadran (45) put on 49 for the sixth wicket. Afghanistan, who beat Scotland by eight wickets on Thursday in the opening match of the tri-nation series, were eventually bowled out for 180 after losing their last three wickets without scoring. Spinner George Dockrell was the pick of the Ireland bowlers with four wickets for 35 runs from his 8.2 overs. In response, Ireland suffered their own poor start as they were 29 for three before 51 from Ed Joyce partly steadied the ship. After starring with the bat, Ahmadi then threatened to win the game with the ball as he took four wickets, only for Andrew Balbirnie (31) and Alex Cusack (26) to steer Ireland home with 6.4 of the 50 overs to spare. Press Association
Ireland completed their World Cup preparations with a confidence-boosting four-wicket win over Bangladesh in Sydney. Ireland suffered a thumping 179-run defeat to Scotland in a warm-up match on Tuesday after losing their opening fixture to Sydney grade side Randwick-Petersham. “We had a poor day two days ago and we had needed to put it right before the tournament started,” Balbirnie said. “I thought everyone bowled particularly well. It was a great 50 overs to start and then we saw it home at the end.” Young right-hander Balbirnie joined Ed Joyce, preparing for his third World Cup, in a decisive 59-run stand after Ireland had been in some discomfort at 78 for four. “With someone like Ed it makes it so much easier to come in and bat,” Balbirnie added. “He tells you exactly that’s going on, he doesn’t make you feel under pressure, he makes everything look so easy.” Ireland’s opener against an understrength West Indies has the potential to shape their hopes of getting out of the group stage for the second time in the past three World Cups. “That’s the game everyone has been looking forward to for a long time, “Mooney said. “Everyone is raring to go on Monday.” Andy Balbirnie’s unbeaten 63 steered Ireland home after new-ball pair John Mooney and Max Sorensen claimed three wickets each to bowl out the Tigers for 189. It was Ireland’s first win since they arrived in Australia last week and provided a much-needed lift ahead of their opening group game against West Indies in Nelson on February 16. Press Association
Leicester youngster Joe Dodoo could hardly contain his delight after launching his career with a stunning debut hat-trick in the Capital One Cup. Dodoo’s performance overshadowed the full debuts of new signings Gokhan Inler, Yohan Benalouane, Christian Fuchs and N’Golo Kante – although they seemed to slot in well – and may have given Ranieri extra food for thought. Prior to the game Leicester were giving consideration to loaning out Dodoo, but he may now have forced a rethink. Ranieri said: “It is important to reflect and wait. We have some days to think about it. “If it is important for him to go on loan, he will go on loan. If I think he can help us he will rest.” Press Association Dodoo told Foxes Player: “It’s amazing. I could never have thought this was going to happen. “I am still in shock. It is just amazing feeling. Nothing in the world can beat it right now. It is just pure ecstasy.” Dodoo, whose goal celebrations reflected his excitement, opened the scoring after 25 minutes by showing great control and then smashing in a shot off the bar. Andrej Kramaric added a second before the break as the Foxes completely dominated the first half. Bury showed some spirit after the break and pulled one back through Danny Mayor but they were unable to force an equaliser and were killed off by Dodoo. Dodoo broke through on goal and showed composure to score four minutes from time before Jeff Schlupp teed him up for his third in injury time. Dodoo said: “I didn’t expect to get it from Jeff. I thought he was going to go and score himself but I am very thankful to him for passing to me. “When the ball came I knew I had to shoot as quickly as possible because I was getting closed down. Then it went in and it was the best feeling ever.” The 20-year-old academy graduate stole the show as the in-form Foxes ran out 4-1 winners in their second-round tie at League One Bury. Dodoo, a pacey forward or winger, came in as ‘Tinkerman’ manager Claudio Ranieri made 11 changes and made the most of the opportunity.
The contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: New Mexico State postpones football. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New Mexico State has announced the postponement of its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. Associated Press The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt not to play. In making the decision, New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.“Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year. August 13, 2020 ___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month.The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year. Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria.___French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.
Tottenham will seek to reverse their Europa League defeat by Anderlecht in Group J after letting an early lead slip in Belgium two weeks ago.Spurs, who are 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League, are third in a tight group with two points separating all four teams at the halfway stage.Winger Andros Townsend has been dropped from the squad after a row.But forward Son Heung-min is in contention after six weeks out with a foot problem.”Son is ready and in the squad for tomorrow,” said Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.”We need to decide whether he can stay or be on the bench. He is much better and we are happy with the recovery.” Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has also returned to training after two months out with an ankle problem but the midfielder is not yet match fit, while forward Clinton Njie is a doubt with a hamstring injury.Spurs are level on points with Anderlecht and one behind leaders Monaco, who travel to Azerbaijan to face bottom side Qarabag. Striker Christian Benteke, who has made three substitute appearances since returning from injury, is included.Youngsters Pedro Chirivella, Cameron Brannagan and back-up goalkeeper Ryan Fulton have also travelled to Russia. Midfielder Joao Teixeira is ineligible and defender Connor Randall, who made his senior debut against Bournemouth last week, has not travelled.New Reds boss Klopp has adopted contrasting selection policy to predecessor Brendan Rodgers, who left six senior players at home for their first Europa League trip.Rodgers’ youthful side earned a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in September, before another much-changed team also drew 1-1 against Swiss side Sion at Anfield.Klopp replaced the sacked Rodgers in early October and took charge at Anfield for the first time when the Reds hosted Russian side Rubin a fortnight later.The German named a strong side, which was held to another 1-1 draw, and looks set to do the same in the return fixture. Second-placed Liverpool trail leaders Sion by four points, and are one ahead of Rubin.Following Thursday’s match in Russia, Liverpool host Bordeaux on 26 November before a trip to Sion in their final game on 10 December. Celtic captain Scott Brown will miss the Europa League match with Molde as he recovers from a knee injury.Manager Ronny Deila hopes the midfielder will return after the international break in mid-November. Jozo Simunovic remains a fitness doubt with a foot problem and the defender will be assessed again on Thursday.”It’s getting better every day and we have a hope for tomorrow,” was Deila’s assessment of the 21-year-old Croatian’s chances of playing.Influential skipper Brown was injured in the warm-up for last week’s League Cup victory at Hearts and was absent for Saturday’s Premiership win over Aberdeen.”He is an important player but we have a lot of good players in this squad,” added Deila. “We have Stefan [Johansen] and Nir [Bitton] and they have done well.”It’s good for the whole club that we’re not relying on one person.” Simunovic picked up a knock in the latter stages of the weekend win.Molde are the surprise leaders of Group A, with seven points from their opening three matches.Celtic are bottom of the section after draws against Ajax and Fenerbahce and a 3-1 loss in Norway.Borussia Dortmund host Azerbaijani side FK Qabala on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Dortmund would all but clinch a spot in the round of 32 with a win, as they currently sit atop Group C with a four-point cushion over third-placed PAOK Salonika.The German club will advance with a win if PAOK lose at FK Krasnodar on Thursday. Even if that doesn’t happen, a win would give them a six-point advantage over third place regardless of the result in Russia with two matchdays to go.Qabala, meanwhile, have very little hope of reaching the next round, but they won’t be too beaten up about it, seeing as this is their very first European campaign.The Azerbaijani club have so far managed only one point in Group C, a goalless draw at home against PAOK on Matchday 1.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
PreviousSan Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) talks with umpire Will Little after Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, chases San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski before tagging him out during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik, top, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager on a double play ball hit into by Austin Barnes during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, bottom right, tags out San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski (5) during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, rear, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run as San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, talks with umpire Will Little during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, left, gestures while running up the first base line after hitting a solo home run off of San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off of San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel (12) after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, left, gestures while running up the first base line after hitting a solo home run off of San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, is congratulated by Walker Buehler after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) talks with umpire Will Little after Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 15San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) talks with umpire Will Little after Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO – Maybe it’s the stress of knowing he’s likely to be traded in the next six weeks.Maybe the unusually warm weather in San Francisco this weekend caused chafing.Or maybe Madison Bumgarner just wakes up angry when he knows he’s pitching against the Dodgers.It only took two batters to set him off Sunday afternoon. When Max Muncy crushed a solo home run in the first inning, paused briefly to admire its progress towards McCovey Cove and executed his standard bat drop with attitude, Bumgarner was in very quick order insulted, incensed and infuriated. The Giants ace stalked toward Muncy as he began running the bases, gesturing for him to do just that. He continued yelling at Muncy as he rounded first base, Muncy gesturing back, until home plate umpire Will Little stepped in front of Bumgarner and suggested he return to the pitcher’s mound.Nothing more came of the early confrontation – and nothing more happened offensively. Behind Walker Buehler’s seven scoreless innings and Muncy’s affront to Bumgarner’s sensibilities, the Dodgers beat the Giants 1-0.“He took exception to me watching the ball, I guess,” Muncy said. “He said, ‘You don’t watch the ball. You run.’ That’s what he told me. Truth of it is, it’s just a guy out there competing. He was upset he made a bad pitch, and that’s really all there was to it.”Oh, there was more to it than that. Muncy was asked how he responded to Bumgarner’s direction.“I told him ‘If you don’t want me to watch the ball, you can go in the ocean and get it,’” Muncy said. “I don’t even know if he heard it. As I was rounding the bases, I yelled it at him. He was yelling at me. We were kind of going back and forth and that was it. Just a couple guys competing.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start If Bumgarner heard Muncy’s response, he didn’t mention it after the game.“He just struck a pose and walked further than I liked,” Bumgarner said. “If you want to do that, do it. But I’m going to do what I want to do.”Bumgarner has never been one to “Let the Kids Play” and does not appear in MLB’s promotional campaign with that tag line. Twice – once in 2014 and again in 2016 – benches cleared when Bumgarner was offended by something Yasiel Puig had done. T-shirts with Bumgarner’s directive – “Don’t Look At Me” — commemorated the event.“I can’t even say it with a straight face, but the more I think about it, they should let the kids play,” Bumgarner said. “That’s what everybody’s saying. … but I can’t.“If they want to let everybody be themselves, let me be myself. That’s me. I’d just assume fight than walk or whatever. Just do your thing. I’ll do mine.”With the Giants at the bottom of the standings now, though, Bumgarner seems to need the Dodgers to really get fired up to do his thing. In three starts against them this season, he has allowed just two earned runs on 13 hits while striking out 17 in 19 innings. His ERA against the Dodgers is 0.95 – against the rest of baseball it is 4.63.While Bumgarner simmered, Buehler calmly cruised through the Giants’ lineup for seven innings, using 14 pitches or fewer to retire the side in each of the last five. He scattered five hits, striking out nine and was really only in danger once.The Giants put runners at the corners with one out in the sixth inning. With the infield playing double-play depth, Pablo Sandoval bounced a ground ball to Justin Turner who throw home to to get the lead runner. Two fly outs closed off that inning.Related Articles “The way Walker was throwing the ball, I decided if I got a ball hit at me I was probably going to go home and take the run instead of conceding the run and going for the double play,” Turner said.“He was throwing the ball so good. Instead of just conceding the run, give him a chance to keep going with a zero on the board.”Since stumbling against the New York Mets in his last May start (five runs in five innings), Buehler has allowed just one run on seven hits with 20 strikeouts in 15 innings over two starts.“When you’re online and on time, you can do a lot more with the ball,” Buehler said. “I think early in the year my bad throws were all kind of in the same place and my good throws were all in the same place and you can’t really command the four quadrants. Obviously watching our guys do that, you learn from that. I don’t know if that’s the emphasis but I know when I feel right I think I can do some things with the baseball. Now I feel pretty good.”Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen finished off the shutout with a hitless inning each. Over his past six appearances, Jansen has faced 21 batters, struck out nine of them, gave up only two hits and no walks. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
In the qualification match for the World Championship against Belgium, the national football team of BiH will have support of 3.800 fans.After the agreement between the Football Federation of BiH and the Football Federation of Belgium, the number of tickets that are available for BiH fans has been defined. The match BiH-Belgium will be played on October 7 in Brussels.FF of BiH got a total of 3.800 tickets that cost 20 EUR each. Deadline for email applications expired on September 22 and 5.372 requests were submitted. It is evident that the interest of fans significantly exceeds the available number of tickets, so the fans were selected based on completeness of their application, defined number of tickets per applicant, and the date of submission of application. All those who received tickets will be notified soon.In the first qualifying match played on September 6 in Zenica, the Dragons defeated Estonia with the result of 5:0. After the match with Belgium, the BiH national team will play against Cyprus on October 10 at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica.(Source: klix.ba)