Don’t expect to puff away at Tokyo Olympics 2020

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In this April 7, 2017, file photo, people gather at a smoking area in Tokyo. Tokyo is a smokers’ heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can still light up in small restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to prices in other world cities. Tokyo organizers on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue _ including perimeter areas being run Tokyo 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO — Tokyo is still a smoker’s heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can light up in some restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to other major cities.However, don’t expect to puff away at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202002:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tokyo’s city government separately enacted tougher rules last year to protect people from second-hand smoke. All provisions kick in during the run-up to the Olympics.Smoking is still allowed in small eateries and bars. They make up half of Japanese establishments, where it’s common to see a customer eating with chopsticks in one hand with a cigarette in the other.“Countering passive smoking has long been a concern,” Keiko Nakayama, a Tokyo city government health official, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We would like to push for approving more anti-smoking measures so people stay healthy longer.”The statement said the city’s smoking policy would be reviewed in five years. But more regulation will always face tough opposition despite the fact that smoking has declined in recent years.The Japanese government has a large stake in tobacco. It owns a third of the stock and is the top investor in major cigarette company Japan Tobacco Inc. The industry was a government monopoly until 1985, and is a huge source of tax revenue.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Organizers on Thursday announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue, including perimeter areas being run by the Tokyo games.Organizers said the prohibition is tougher than regulations for the last two Summer Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Tokyo 2020 aims to leave a legacy of improved health for the county at large,” organizers said in a statement.Japan’s national legislature last year approved a ban on smoking inside public facilities, but the measure is seen as weak and excludes many bars and restaurants. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Luka Doncic helps Mavs overcome Pacers in final game as teen Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Smoking is cheap in Japan compared to other developed countries. A pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs about $5. In London and New York it’s about $14, and in Sydney it costs $20.According to World Health Organization data for 2015, 32.7 percent of Japanese males smoke, compared to 24.4 in the United States. The highest figures were East Timor (78.0) and Indonesia (74.9), and the lowest two were in Africa: Ethiopia (7.6) and Ghana (7.1). /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rage ready for second game tonight against PG on home ice

first_imgThe first period was a quiet one as only one goal was scored and that game from Cody Bardock of the Spruce Kings.  Then early in the second the Rage answered back with two quick goals from Ryan Matthews and Tyson MacCallum.   After that the Spruce Kings never looked back and let the rest of the game after taking a 5-3 lead.  In the end the final score was 8-5 for the Kings. The Rage and Kings will face off again tonight at the EnCana Events Centre.  Tickets are only $11 for the exhibition game that starts at 7 p.m.- Advertisement – Saturday will be their last exhibition game before they hit the road to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase tournament.The Rage’s Showcase tournament schedule is as follows:
September 14th vs Corpus Cristi Ice Rays
September 15th vs Coulee Region Chill
September 16th vs Kalamazoo K-wings
September 17th vs Michigan WarriorsThe Season Opener is September 23rd vs Minot Minotauros at 7pm at the Encana Events Centre so make sure to purchase your season tickets by calling 1-250-795-3306.Advertisementlast_img read more

SEAN AND DONNA CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE JIVE ALIVE CHAMPIONS

first_imgROCKIN’ – SEAN AND DONNA – PIC BRID SWEENEYTHEY’VE been jiving around the Rosses for weeks now.But there could be only one winner…..The Naomh Muire Jive Alive Winners 2013 are (drum roll there please Brid)…..Sean Rodgers and Donna Boyle (Gillespie).As they say in the Rosses….you rock! Maith Sibh!  SEAN AND DONNA CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE JIVE ALIVE CHAMPIONS was last modified: April 14th, 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:SEAN AND DONNA CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE JIVE ALIVE CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

CHOPSTICKS AND CHAT – AN A-Z OF CHINA COMES TO DONEGAL

first_imgThe first ever Chinese social evening will take place in Letterkenny this Friday, bringing together the many local people with an interest in China and some of the local Chinese community.Organised by local Chinese teacher Jill Murphy, in conjunction with LYIT, the evening hopes to be a fun event for the many people who have been learning the language over the past year at LYIT and those who are interested in taking it up in the future.Jill explained: “We would love anyone who has an interest in learning more about China to come along. It will be a unique event taking place on Friday, October 12, from 6pm to 7pm in Hees Chinese Restaurant on the High Road (underneath the Donegal News offices). “The event is open to anyone who wants to come along and is entirely free of charge. As well as a chance to taste some authentic Chinese snacks and drinks, there will be a number of activities including a chance to get a Chinese name, and learn how to use chopsticks.“There will be two Chinese conversation tables where you can practice your Chinese with Chinese friends (or just learn how to say ‘Hello’ and ‘thank you’ if you don’t know any Chinese). This is a great chance to meet other people in Letterkenny studying or interested in Chinese.”She continued: “This is also the first event in Letterkenny which brings together the local Chinese community and local people studying or interested in Chinese. It is the first opportunity that many local students of Chinese will have to practice the language with a native speaker. Those attending the event are also more than welcome to join us for a Chinese meal priced at €15 per person.”Given the interest in Chinese locally over the past year it became clear that the next step should be a trip to China and Jill has now put together an exciting schedule for an escorted trip next Easter. Information on the trip will be provided at the social evening. Jill explained: “A lot of people had been telling me that they would love to go to China but were too scared to go on their own. Having lived in China in the past it puts me in a great position to be able to show people the best of what China has to offer. Our tour will not only show what I consider to be the ‘must see’ sights but will incorporate some unique Chinese opportunities that other tour groups don’t offer such as a Tai Chi lesson, Chinese cooking, and dinners with locals where you will have a chance to practise your Chinese if you wish.Jill continued: “The trip is ideal for everybody, both those who have a basic knowledge of the language and for those who simply want a fabulous holiday and have no knowledge of Chinese at all. We are working with a fully bonded and registered travel agency in Letterkenny. The trip will begin in the historic capital of Beijing, before moving on to Shanghai, Guilin and Yangshuo. We will offer optional additional day trips to places such as Suzhou and Nanxun (a water village) so that people get a chance to experience the contrasts of the country. We will be finishing up in the cosmopolitan metropolis that is Hong Kong.Jill concluded: “I have set up a facebook page for Chinese called Letterkenny Chinese, join it if you wish to hear about our Chinese classes and other Chinese related social events. The web address is www.facebook.com/letterkenny.chineseAnyone interested in attending can e-mail letterkennychinese@gmail.com or just turn up at Hees restaurant between 6-7pm on Friday October 12. CHOPSTICKS AND CHAT – AN A-Z OF CHINA COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 10th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Chinese eveningJill MurphyLYITlast_img read more

Man airlifted from Tory Island after suffering fall

first_imgA man had to be taken from Tory Island this afternoon after falling andsuffering injuries.The 73-year-old man suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injurieswhen he fell close to his home.He was taken by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Letterkenny UniversityHospital where his condition is described as stable. Man airlifted from Tory Island after suffering fall was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:fallRESCUE 118Torylast_img read more

AGP rules out rethink on alliance with BJP

first_imgThe Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday ruled out a return to the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party unless the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is scrapped.The regional party also criticised the Congress for shedding “crocodile tears” for the indigenous people of Assam feeling threatened by the Bill. The Congress had offered the AGP a common platform for fighting the BJP’s “communal agenda”.“There is no question of rethinking about the alliance that we walked out of unless the Bill is killed,” AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita said, while reminding the Congress of its move in 2011 to pave the way for citizenship to Hindu migrants from Bangladesh.The AGP, which launched an anti-Bill protest on Friday, vowed to intensify the agitation. The party’s general secretary Satyabrata Kalita said 70% of the BJP legislators in Assam were against the Bill but have been gagged by the party leadership.last_img read more

MNCs dig into Indian talent pool to fill global roles

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UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Coach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UST Growling Tigers428 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Makeshift Germany Held at Home by Lionel Messi-less Argentina

first_imgDortmund: An experimental Germany team leaked two second-half goals as a weakened Argentina side, minus superstar Lionel Messi, earned a 2-2 draw in a friendly in Dortmund.Germany flew into a 2-0 lead thanks to first-half goals by Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz, but Lucas Alario turned the game in the second-half when he came on for Argentina on Wednesday. The Leverkusen striker pulled a goal back, then set up Lucas Ocampos for the late equaliser against a German team which included four debutants.Freiburg pair, defender Robin Koch, a late call-up on Monday who was thrust into a makeshift back three at the last-minute, and striker Luca Waldschmidt started.Leverkusen forward Nadiem Amiri and Schalke midfielder Suat Serdar came on to make their second-half debuts.The Germans had already been forced into a hastily re-arranged defence as Koch replaced centre-back Niklas Stark, who pulled out before kick-off with a stomach bug.Despite 13 withdrawals due to either illness or injury, Germany impressed early against an Argentina team missing Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria.With Messi suspended for comments made at the Copa America, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala partnered Lautaro Martinez up front for Argentina.This match was a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, yet Argentina’s Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was the only survivor when the Germans won in Rio de Janeiro.He partnered Manchester City veteran Nicolas Otamendi in an Argentina defence which crumbled early on.A week after scoring four goals for Bayern Munich at Tottenham, Gnabry put Germany ahead on 15 minutes.The winger used his pace when Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa lost possession to get in behind the defence to stab the ball past Argentina goalkeeper Augustin Marchesin.When Rojo then lost the ball to Waldschmidt, Gnabry turned provider, using his pace to present Havertz with a simple tap-in on 22 minutes.Argentina let their frustrations show as Otamendi and Rodrigo de Paul were booked for clattering Julian Brandt and Gnabry respectively.It should have been 3-0 when Brandt just failed to connect with a Niklas Suele header with the goal at his mercy as it stayed 2-0 at the break.However, the South Americans had the best of the second-half, starting when Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni put Alario on for Dybala on 62 minutes.The Leverkusen striker showed his strength in the air to head past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen four minutes later.The visitors equalised when Alario set up Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos, a second-half replacement for Correa, to blast past ter Stegen five minutes from time.The match was preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of the two people shot dead in the German city of Halle earlier Wednesday in an anti-Semitic attack. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. argentinafootballgermanylionel messi First Published: October 10, 2019, 5:20 PM ISTlast_img read more

Sunil Chhetri is in FIFA 20 And Here is How Much He is Rated

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Here are some others:As for other ISL players in the game, the likes of Bobo (Hyderabad City FC), Roy Krishna (ATK), Asamoah Gyan (NorthEast United FC) were already present in the game.Fans will now hope that Indian players can officially join the main game as well in the near future. Chhetri is joined by FC Goa’s Spanish forward Ferran Corominas ‘Coro’ in the game. The Indian football legend has an overall of 78, while Coro received 81 (it also has to be noted that the rating can be ungraded in-game). From ISL: Sunil Chhetri [LW] – 78 OVR Coro [ST] – 81 OVR From Liga I: Omrani Billel [ST] – 79 OVR Florinel Coman [LW] – 83 OVR — FIFA Mobile (@EAFIFAMOBILE) November 19, 2019Chhetri’s highest stat is his sprint speed in the game with 96, while his acceleration is 92, finishing being 94, positioning a decent 81 and agility and dribbling both at 85.Chetri is, in fact, the highest-rated Indian in the game. coroFA GamesFIFAfifa 20 First Published: November 21, 2019, 8:30 AM ISTcenter_img A lot of people have been asking about ISL and we are excited to announce that starting today, you can now add ISL and Liga I players to your Ultimate Team. Play the new campaign in World Tour called “New Arrivals” to earn 4 new players:— FIFA Mobile (@EAFIFAMOBILE) November 19, 2019 Fans in India have been desperately asking for the introduction of Indian footballers in FIFA games for a very long time now. EA Sports, who make the FIFA games, relented on Tuesday, announcing that Indian Super League players have been added to the FIFA 20 Mobile game.Two players have been added from the ISL and one of them is Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri. “A lot of people have been asking about ISL and we are excited to announce that starting today, you can now add ISL and Liga I players to your Ultimate Team. Play the new campaign in World Tour called “New Arrivals” to earn 4 new players,” EA posted on Twitter.last_img read more