LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims “We haven’t been doing a great job of winning consistently (so) the All-Star game is the last thing I’m going to think about right now,” Walker said.While Walker is brushing off talk about next month’s game in New Orleans, he is making a strong case for a spot on the Eastern Conference team. He is averaging 23 points and shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point range this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWalker went 4 for 8 from behind the arc against Portland and 8 for 14 from the field overall. But he said he doesn’t think he has done enough this year to make the All-Star game for the first time, citing the team’s 21-21 record.“Not really, if you ask me,” Walker said. “Especially because of where my team is. But like I said, I really don’t care honestly.” Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Embiid scores 26, 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Charlotte center Roy Hibbert played what Clifford called the best game of his season.The 7-foot-2 Hibbert, who came in averaging 5.2 points per game, had a season-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting and provided two of the game’s biggest highlights.He brought the crowd to its feet on a drop-step drive through the lane and an unexpected one-handed dunk over Meyers Leonard. A few minutes later, Hibbert threw a backdoor alley-oop pass intended for Kaminsky that inadvertently went in. Hibbert didn’t even crack a smile as he jogged back down court.“That was a helluva pass, shot – I don’t know what it was,” Walker said with a laugh. “I’m just glad it went in.”Hibbert, who has battled through knee issues this season, said he wasn’t trying to score, but glad it went in.“That was a bad pass and a bad shot, that’s all I can say,” Hibbert said.Damian Lillard scored 21 points and C.J. McCollum had 18 for Portland, which has lost three straight and 16 of 22 since Dec. 5.“As a group we have to let last year go,” Portland center Mason Plumlee said. “If it was the first 10 games of the season we could talk about building on last year. This is a new team, this is a new group and we aren’t playing how we did last year so it’s a new season, new challenges. We have to make the most of this group and this team, and the situation we are in.”Charlotte turned 16 Portland turnovers into 21 points.“We had some turnovers and they took advantage of every little thing,” Lillard said. “It seemed like they were getting what they wanted. They played a comfortable game and we didn’t make them very uncomfortable.” Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Coach Steve Clifford said Walker is playing at an All-Star level, but doesn’t know if he will be selected.“It’s not a question of whether or not he’s playing like an All-Star – he’s an All-Star-caliber guard, no question about it,” Clifford said. “The factors will be looking at the other point guards in the East. The East is loaded. Point guard is the best position in our league right now and also, a lot of other guys are playing on teams with better records than ours. It’s about winning.”The Hornets snapped an eight-game streak of allowing at least 100 points.Charlotte led 79-72 after three quarters but blew the game open in the fourth behind eight quick points from Frank Kaminsky. The reserve had all 11 of his points in the final quarter, including three 3-pointers.Walker had a big first half, hitting 6 of 9 shots and three 3-pointers to help the Hornets build a 54-46 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Charlotte Hornets’ Roy Hibbert (55) dunks over Portland Trail Blazers’ Shabazz Napier (6) and Noah Vonleh (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. APCHARLOTTE, North Carolina—Kemba Walker is focused on Charlotte’s record. He isn’t very interested in the All-Star game right now.Walker scored 23 points, and the Hornets stopped a five-game slide with a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief MOST READ View comments
After a highly-entertaining night, the Filipino fans were the real winners with WWE superstars such as Reigns, Kingston and Owens taking time to sign autographs and pose for pictures especially with the kids at ringside after the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return PLAY LIST 02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna ‘People evacuated on their own’ Flair tried to put Bayley through a table twice—first via a Frogsplash then a Powerbomb—but on both times the table remained intact and Bayley got the worst of it.The familiar chants of “This is awesome” broke out at the Big Dome when Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Ali squared off in what turned out to be the most exciting match of the night.With the help of Sami Zayn, Nakamura got the better of Ali, who got caught with a Kinshasa, to keep his belt.Zayn, however, couldn’t make it a double celebration after he got more than what he asked for when he spontaneously called out for a challenge just shortly following Nakamura’s victory.Accepting the challenge was no less than Roman Reigns himself, who had Filipino fans into a frenzy.Reigns delivered a Spear to dismantle Zayn, who was down for the count.Kicking off the night was Kevin Owens, who hit Andrade with a Stunner to seal the win.Also victorious were Chad Gable, who submitted EC3 with an Ankle Lock, and Mandy Rose, who defeated Carmella.R-Truth, the reigning 24/7 Champion, served as guest ring announcer during the match between Gable and EC3.Truth briefly lost his belt after he was caught off guard by EC3 before reclaiming less than a minute later with the help of Gable. Four titles were on the line and not one changed hands.Kofi Kingston retained the WWE championship after finishing off Daniel Bryan with a Trouble In Paradise on the counter in the main event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Revival also successfully defended their SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day after Scott Dawson had Big E pinned off a hit on an exposed turnbuckle.In a Street Fight, Bayley secured the three-count against Charlotte Flair to keep her SmackDown Women’s belt. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Bayley sent Flair crashing head first into a well-placed steel chair in between two turnbuckles off a failed Spear attempt that led to the pinfall.“The Big Dog” Roman Reigns interacting with his Filipino fans after beating Sami Zayn during last night’s WWE Live Manila. Fans certainly got their money’s worth after a thrilling show. pic.twitter.com/RLm4yRxju5— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) September 21, 2019But it was “The Queen” who dealt the final blow.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WWE Live returns to Manila with a thrilling card. Photo by Mark GiongcoMANILA, Philippines—The WWE superstars promised to put on a show in WWE’s return to Manila after three years and they delivered a spectacle.Filipino fans many of whom braved the heavy rains and bad traffic on a Friday night did not leave Araneta Coliseum disappointed.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Thabo Sefolosha signs 1-year deal with Rockets Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments
0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4 – The 60th KCB Safari Rally is once again primed to give competitors and their roaring machines the sternest of tests the over 80 starters scheduled to take on the challenge.Billed as the toughest rally in the world, this year’s Safari is also part of the Africa Rally Championship (ARC) with high profile foreign drivers expected in for the event. From its ceremonial start at Kenyatta International Conference Centre on Friday that will be immediately followed by a spectator stage at Uhuru Park, the competitors will traverse tough stages in Il-Bissel and Kajiado on Saturday and Sunday.Mombasa based Corner Garage sponsored Paras Pandya and his co-driver Falgun Bhojak exuded confidence after completing their recce over the weekend.“It’s twisty, rough, long and with wash ways too. We intend to drive cautiously and clean. And we want to see how we can maintain the energy levels high enough to keep concentration,” said Paras.Sudesh Hirani “Hakuuz” of Mombasa will compete in a Subaru N10 was also in high spirits after testing the course. Formula Two driver Gurmit Thethy was full of belief noting that, “It was good but tiring though, stages are fast, tough, tricky and fun with some rough here and there. The 87km stage is deadly though it needs a lot of concentration because of the distance. “After a while you start thinking when it’s going to finish and stuff like that. Navigator gets tired of reading notes for so long and the driver takes a toll also so it’s very easy to make a mistake on this long stage.”A bumper entry of over 80 drivers including a record five all-ladies’ crew are scheduled to start with Zambian speedster Mohammed Essa and Ugandan Jas Mangat spearheading the foreign legion.Kenyan Division Two leader Manvir Singh Baryan has enlisted services of French navigator Denis Giraudet. The Main N Class has 37 entrants, the 2WD 19 and supplementary class 24 cars.Haraka Mamas’ Joan Nesbitt and Tamara Johns, KTN Rally Team of Anne Ngugi and Joy Doreen Biria, Warembo Bila Make Up which has Stella Macharia and Helen Shiri and Ladies Luck- Michelle Van Tongaren and Safina Sayed Khan -will all be trying to break the monopoly of their male counterparts when the rally revs off.Tongaren, multiple winner of the Coupe Des Dames crown, is back in the groove after an eight-year absence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Germany starlet Christoph Kramer Borussia Moenchengladbach will bid £12m for Liverpool and Manchester United target Christoph Kramer in January, according to Bild.It had been reported earlier this week that both Liverpool and United missed out on Kramer during the summer transfer window, after tabling offers for the 23-year-old.The German international, who started the World Cup final before coming off injured, is currently half way through a two-year loan deal at Moenchengladbach.But now Moenchengladbach are hoping to make that deal permanent by offering Kramer’s parent club, Bayer Leverkusen, £12m for the midfielder in January.Kramer has also previously been linked with Bayern Munich, although interest is said to have cooled after they secured the services of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.
Olivier Giroud is up against Deyna Castellanos and Oscarine Masuluke for the 2017 Puskas Award 1 Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has made the three-goal shortlist for FIFA’s 2017 Puskas Award.The 31-year-old is up against teenager Deyna Castellanos and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke for the ‘most beautiful goal of the season’ after his strike against Crystal Palace in January. Giroud produced an improvised scorpion kick which went in off the crossbar in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Palace on New Year’s Day. Castellanos,18, plays for Santa Clarita Blue Heat in United Women’s Soccer, the second division pro-am women’s soccer league in America. She is the second Venezuelan teen to reach the final three after Daniuska Rodriguez and was nominated for her effort from the halfway line against Cameroon at the Women’s Under-17 World Cup in Jordan last year.Baroka’s Masuluke became the first goalkeeper to be nominated after scoring an injury-time overhead-kick in a 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League last season.Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri, who plays in the Malaysian Super League, won the 2016 award with a 40-yard swerving free kick.
B&H Photo, the largest nonchain electronics retailer in the nation, selected Brian Bazer as its first loss prevention hire reporting to the CEO and responsible for assessing, developing, and implementing a loss prevention strategy for the company.Bazer has over thirty years of retail experience and was previously the vice president of enterprise asset protection and safety for Ascena Retail Group. Additional roles have included vice president of asset protection and risk management for Advance Auto Parts and various leadership roles within Best Buy.Bazer is an active contributor to the loss prevention industry. He is the current chairperson for the Loss Prevention Research Council board of advisors, a lifetime member of the Loss Prevention Foundation, and has served on the National Retail Federation’s Loss Prevention Leadership Council and the Retail Industry Leaders Association Loss Prevention Advisory Council.- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Christian Maino Vieytes, Graduate Student, The University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDiabetes Mellitus is a severe medical condition that requires careful and continuous attention from both diabetic patients, their physicians, and other members of the medical team. This condition requires frequent, and in many cases continuous, assessment of blood glucose (or “blood sugar”) levels. At times, this may leave patients challenged with the task of checking their blood sugar at inconvenient moments throughout the day. Fortunately, many advances have been made in the field of glucose monitoring to make the lives of diabetes patients easier.The BasicsDiabetes is a disease that affects the body’s systems that regulate blood sugar. The primary organ involved in this chronic illness is the pancreas, which produces a hormone called insulin that is responsible for regulating blood sugar. The disease has two types: types 1 and 2. Type 1 diabetes arises primarily in younger children and is an autoimmune form of the condition. The body’s immune system recognizes the pancreas as a “foreign invader” and therefore mounts an attack that ends with the partial destruction of the pancreas. This destruction leaves the body without a source of insulin, which leads to high levels of blood sugar if left unchecked. Type 2 diabetes is more common in the population and typically affects adults (although children are becoming increasingly more susceptible with the obesity crisis). In this form of the illness, the body can produce the insulin it needs; however, the body’s cells cannot respond to the insulin that has been made. Again, this can result in dangerously high levels of blood sugar.Management of DiabetesSelf-monitoring of blood glucose is crucial for proper management of the disease in those affected.1 Regular evaluation of blood sugar allows diabetes patients to correct their blood sugar. This blood glucose management is achieved by self-administering a form of insulin (to lower blood sugar levels found to be high) or eating something to increase blood sugar (if they find low blood sugar). This monitoring system also allows patients to check whether or not they can engage in physical exercise or take other medications.2 Moreover, checking one’s blood sugar usually requires patients to prick their fingers, up to seven times per day, to get a blood sample that they can run through their blood glucose monitoring device3. Pain from finger pricking is a common complaint amongst diabetes patients, and long term consequences of pricking include infection and numbness.4 As you may be able to guess, a more automated system is bound to be less of an inconvenience.The Latest TechnologiesThe field of diabetes-care has moved towards disease-management that embraces what is called “Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring.” In most cases, this involves a sensor placed beneath the skin, which checks blood sugar levels at regular intervals throughout the day. This type of technology avoids the need to prick one’s finger multiple times per day and provides alerts to the user for periods of both low or high blood sugar.5 The significant downsides of these types of systems are that they require re-calibration on the part of the user at frequent intervals and that they also may be invasive.6 Nevertheless, new technologies are arising that aim to avoid these issues. These include:Sweat-sensing wrist band (similar to a Fitbit) that reports on blood glucose levels7A micro-needle glucose-sensing patch that is placed on the forearm8A non-invasive mouthguard that uses saliva for glucose-sensing9A contact lens that uses ocular (eye) fluid to sense glucose (currently being developed by tech giants, Google and Novartis10Glucose-sensing eyeglasses11What is most exciting about these technologies is not each instrument, but rather the amount of research focusing on developing innovative alternatives for blood-glucose monitoring. Another significant aspect is that most of these new technologies offer the capability of storing blood-glucose data, which can later be used by physicians and other members of the medical team to individualize and improve a patient’s treatment program.4We expect the field to grow and new technologies to emerge. However, a substantial challenge facing the industry is making these technologies more affordable and accessible to the public.12,13 This is something to keep an eye on with the advent of newer products.ReferencesSchnell O, Barnard K, Bergenstal R, et al. Clinical Utility of SMBG: Recommendations on the Use and Reporting of SMBG in Clinical Research. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(9):1627-1633. doi:10.2337/dc14-2919Kirk JK, Stegner J. Self-monitoring of blood glucose: practical aspects. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010;4(2):435-439. doi:10.1177/193229681000400225McLachlan K, Jenkins A, O?Neal D. The role of continuous glucose monitoring in clinical decision-making in diabetes in pregnancy. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007;47(3):186-190. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2007.00716.xOlczuk D, Priefer R. A history of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in self-monitoring of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Metab Syndr Clin Res Rev. 2018;12(2):181-187. doi:10.1016/j.dsx.2017.09.005Rodbard D. Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Review of Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016;18(S2):S2-3-S2-13. doi:10.1089/dia.2015.0417Lodwig V, Heinemann L. Continuous Glucose Monitoring with Glucose Sensors: Calibration and Assessment Criteria. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2003;5(4):572-586. doi:10.1089/152091503322250596Gao W, Emaminejad S, Nyein HYY, et al. Fully integrated wearable sensor arrays for multiplexed in situ perspiration analysis. Nature. 2016;529(7587):509-514. doi:10.1038/nature16521Jina A, Tierney MJ, Tamada JA, et al. Design, Development, and Evaluation of a Novel Microneedle Array-based Continuous Glucose Monitor. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014;8(3):483-487. doi:10.1177/1932296814526191Kim J, Valdés-Ramírez G, Bandodkar AJ, et al. Non-invasive mouthguard biosensor for continuous salivary monitoring of metabolites. The Analyst. 2014;139(7):1632-1636. doi:10.1039/C3AN02359ASenior M. Novartis signs up for Google smart lens. 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The impact of the newly designed 2018 federal Form 1040 on corresponding state individual income tax returns varies. Taxpayers may not see many changes to their state individual income tax return form itself for the 2018 filing season. Even for states making changes to the format of their returns, most are minor changes.2018 Federal Form Has Fewer LinesA glance at the 2018 federal Form 1040 reveals obvious differences in size and structure from previous years. The form is smaller and contains fewer lines. However, the reduction in content on the form itself led to the creation of six new schedules to be attached to the form as needed.One result of the redesign is that Form 1040 and its accompanying Schedule 1 contain similarly numbered lines. Taxpayers should take extra caution in gathering information from the new federal return and schedules. Care must be taken not to collect figures from the correct line number, but incorrect form or schedule.Starting Point Line ChangedSo far states have made few significant changes to individual income tax returns as a result of the federal 1040 form redesign. An exception exists with respect to states where the computation of state taxable income begins with federal:gross income,adjusted gross income, ortaxable income.In these instances, the state return now refers to a different line on the new federal Form 1040 to use as the taxpayer’s starting point.Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact on State FormsTaxpayers may initially surmise their state returns changed with the federal return format revision. But a number of states added new lines or schedules as a result of the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and not simply due to the new federal return formatting changes. For instance, a number of states added or changed lines and schedules to allow a deduction for personal exemptions after the disallowance of federal personal exemptions. A few examples of such states include:Maine,Rhode Island,South Carolina, andVermontSo upon closer look, many of the changes to state returns may be from TCJA adjustments.Other State Return Format ChangesOther than the starting point line number changes, the federal Form 1040 redesign resulted in few state form changes. Exceptions where states did make format changes include:Montana consolidated the Form 2, Montana Individual Income Tax Return, to better match the federal Form 1040 by streamlining the layout of the form.State returns no longer reference federal Forms 1040A and 1040EZ as they have been discontinued with the revision of the federal Form 1040.If nothing else, most state returns had to change references to different line numbers of or schedules to the new federal Form 1040.It remains to be seen whether states will make more substantial changes in their form design to follow federal in the future.By Tralawney Trueblood, J.D., M.B.A.Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Image Courtesy: PNAdvertisementSpeeding on field? Gain praise from media and fans. Speeding off field in a car? Kylian Hazard, younger brother of superstar Eden Hazard, was arrested after over speeding on a highway in his home country Belgium last week.Image Courtesy: PNThe 24 year old, currently playing in Belgian First Division A side Cercle Brugge, was driving down the European route E 403 towards the Belgian city Tournai. Near Roeselare, Kylian’s car was flashed doing 240 km/h in a traffic enforcement camera, way over the 70 km/h speed limit in the Flemish region.The police stopped the car and arrested the player around 6 in the evening, and his driving license has been suspended for 15 days.Following the incident, Kylian uploaded a video on Instagram with the caption ‘The road belongs to everyone, all concerned. Be safe’ as an apology to his fans. Watch it below- “Last week, I made an almost irreparable mistake. I put my life in danger and I almost put in danger that of the people around me, so I would like to apologise to the people who follow me,” the attacking midfielder said in the video.Kylian joined Chelsea from Hungarian club Újpest in 2017 as a member of the Blues’ development squad. Last year he was sent out on a loan spell to Cercle, and has made his move permanent this summer.Advertisement