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Rondina, Gervacio’s impressive run ends vs Japan in FIVB quarterfinals

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We’re happy and proud that in whatever way we were able to match up with them it’s just that we fell short in the end,” said Rondina, whose partnership with Gervacio ended in wins over USA and Canada.Japan’s experience was evident in the first set after Tanaka and Fujii made quick work of Rondina and Gervacio, but the second set became a different story altogether for the Philippines.READ: Rondina, Gervacio oust Canada to barge into FIVB quarterfinalsRondina, the most powerful scorers in the UAAP,  starred in the Filipinos’ stirring run, scoring the kill for a 16-11 lead before nailing two straight to seal the second set.Japan, however, found its groove back in the third set after Fujii denied Rondina for the 12-8 lead.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Although Rondina kept the Philippines alive in the third set with back-to-back points, 13-11, Tanaka was eager to put the hosts away as she sent her service ace bouncing off the Philippines’ star to bag the win.Tanaka and Fujii are set to face compatriots Takemi Nishibori and Ayumi Kusano in the semifinals on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The Philippines’ last stand in the one-star tournament fell to the partnership that was once the top team in Japan and had already played in a four-star event before the Manila Open.Rondina and Gervacio, meanwhile, are both first timers in an FIVB World Tour and taking an experienced team to a third set was enough for them to give themselves a pat on the back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Rondina, Gervacio stun USA for PH’s first win in FIVB Manila Open“We played against a top seed team and we were able to stretch them to three sets,” said Gervacio in Filipino of Tanaka and Fujii, who topped Pool C after two wins in as many games. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio’s Cinderella run has come to an end after a bitter defeat to Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Sakurako Fujii, 21-13, 17-21, 15-11, in the quarterfinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT Japan bullfighting lifts ‘men-only’ rule Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Jamaica Waging War Against Non-Communicable Diseases – Dr. Ferguson

first_img Jamaica is on an active search for solutions to the question of health financing. NCDs account for over 70 per cent of preventable premature deaths. The high prevalence of NCDs have implications for the long-term progress of the country, as health in inextricably linked to development. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says that Jamaica is in the midst of a war on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which he says, account for over 70 per cent of preventable premature deaths.He noted that the high prevalence of these chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancers, have implications for the long-term progress of the country, as health in inextricably linked to development.“The debilitating effects of rampant NCDs or otherwise, an affliction of ill-health on our population, portends long-term effects with regards to the general level of productivity,” he argued.The Minister of Health was delivering the main address during Tuesday’s (November 12) opening ceremony of the 8th Caribbean Conference on Health Financing Initiatives at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay.He noted that the focus of the conference is very timely as Jamaica is on an active search for solutions to the question of health financing.This, he said, as the country fights NCDs and commits resources to international health commitments, such as reducing premature deaths by 25 per cent by the year 2025. “We do not take this task lightly…because this war on NCDs has a lot to do with the level of resources we allocate to the effort,” he stated.Dr. Ferguson said that the task at hand is to develop sustainable arrangements that allows for the delivery of quality health care to the population.“Such arrangements should not result in any onerous imposition on those we serve, no additional hardships. Neither should it have a deleterious effect on health-seeking behavior,” he said, while stating the Government’s commitment to universal access to primary health care.He informed that on a wider scale, regional governments had mandated a review of health financing options and pointed to a report, which indicated that as much as US$300 million is being spent annually on care acquired externally.“The favourable conversion rate of resource inputs versus outputs places Jamaica and some other countries in the region in a good position in terms of health care delivery.  This fact gives us a comparative advantage regarding health care delivery.  What if we could do more in retaining even a portion of this US$300 million in this region?” Dr. Ferguson questioned.Approximately 100 delegates are participating in the three-day conference, which concludes on Thursday, November 14.These include health ministers and other ministers of government, health consulting firms, national and social health financing officials, and members of local and international health insurance and health service management companies.The objective is to increase understanding and share information and expertise in designing and managing national health financing initiatives. Story Highlightslast_img read more